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Another First Co. leaders haggle with pay issue BY STEVE SHORT Gibson County Commissioners voted Sept. 13 to accept a pay cut recommended by the Budget Committee. In the first commission meeting for Mayor Tom Witherspoon and 9 new commissioners, legislators voted 15-8 (1 pass) to receive $50 per meeting plus $25 for committee meetings. Previously the commissioners earned $100 per meeting and $50 for committee meetings. But last November, due to revenue losses, commissioners cut their pay to $30 per meeting and $15 per committee meeting. Pay for members of boards and committees who are not commissioners was not changed. On Sept. 13, Com. Leon Smith (Milan) and Com. Coy Yergin (Kenton) proposed restoring the pay scale to $100 and $50. To attend meetings some commissioners have to take a day’s vacation, miss work or pay child care, Smith said. But his motion failed 7 for, 15 against, 2 pass. Voting for the $100 plus $50 pay scale were: Valess Stults, Jim Overall, Mark Flake, Leon Smith, Jimmy Copous, Coy Yergin and Cody Childress. Voting against the $100$50 plan: Bruce Williams, Michael Longmire, Nelson Cunningham, Marvin Sikes, Allen Barker, James Longmire, Butch Shelton, Robin Summers, Wayne Morris, Melvin Morris, Bobby Cotham, Allen Leitherland, Greg Stone, Keith Steele, and Sandra see page 3

CARROLL NAMED REGIONAL COORDINATOR - Gibson County School District Coordinated School Health Director Kellie Carroll (center) has been named Regional Coordinator for West Tennessee. Gibson County High School hosted a Professional Development Regional Training Day Monday for 30 CSH coordinators in the region. Supervisor of Instruction Delores Wilson (left) is Carroll’s supervisor. Carroll will work directly under the guidance of Sara Smith (right), State Coordinator from the Department of Education, who also attended the meeting.

BY CINDY EAST Kellie Carroll, Coordinated School Health (CSH) Director for the Gibson County School District was recently named Regional Coordinator by the state for West Tennessee, the first in the state. Middle and East Tennessee currently do not have Regional Coordinators. Gibson County Coordinated School Health sponsored its first ever Professional Development Regional Training Day Monday, September 13 in the high school theatre. Thirty CSH coordinators from schools all over West Tennessee attended. Also attending was Sara Smith, State Coordinator from the Department of Education. Carroll is the direct liaison to the State Department of Education Office of Coordinated School Health. Carroll will work directly under Smith’s guidance. The appointment was largely based on Gibson County being chosen as one of three exemplary programs in the nation, which resulted in a one-

BY CRYSTAL BURNS Despite adding on to the middle school and building a new high school within the last five years to accommodate growth at Medina schools, enrollment numbers continue to push Gibson County School District officials to look for solutions to overcrowding and traffic congestion. At the school board’s September 9th meeting, the board voted to build and pave a road at Medina Elementary and a road at Medina Middle to alleviate school traffic. The board accepted a bid of $26,155 from Industrial Maintenance to build the roads and a bid for $55,419 see page 3

year evaluation from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to duplicate in other states. “Gibson County is one of 10 original pilot sites for Coordinated School Health. CHS began in 2001 in Gibson County. We have grown and evolved into a district-wide initiative that puts children’s health and well being first,” said Carroll. GC Supervisor of Instruction Delores Wilson said, “We are excited about Kellie’s appointment but we would expect nothing less from her.” “This is a team effort – a district wide initiative,” said Carroll. “In the training session, the group reviewed what technical assistance is available to coordinators and how to utilize the regional coordinator. There were CSH discussions among the group, sharing of resources and how to partner with coordinated health councils.” “The purpose of this regional training is for coordinators to share their successes and resources. Coordinated School Health is a unique program and we learn best from each other,” said Carroll.

BY CINDY EAST Gibson County High School homeroom classes are required by the school to organize and carry out a community service project each year. Each teacher has the same homeroom students for all four years of high school. Students in Tammy Zarecor’s homeroom class started a paper-recycling project last fall and were so successful that they are continuing the project this year. The students are seniors this year. Zarecor is the culinary arts instructor at GCHS. Yorkville Recycling is working with the class on the project by providing the container and picking it up when it’s full. Yorkville Recycling pays the class for the paper. The students will donate the money raised to a charitable organization. “The students’ project also benefits the school by taking their paper waste to be recycled. It cuts down on the number of times the school’s waste provider empties the containers,” said Zarecor. “The students provide a decorated cardboard box for nearly every classroom to be used for paper waste. Every Tuesday, they go to each class to pick up the discarded paper and then pack it into the trailer. I’ve been very impressed by how well the kids have done,” added Zarecor. Almost 100 percent of classes allow the trash boxes in their classrooms and teachers encourage the students to use them. The cafeteria provides the boxes and also helps by sending other empty boxes out to be recycled. Student office workers help the class out by picking up the boxes and getting them form the cafeteria to the trailer. The students break down the boxes before packing them in the container. Zarecor knew of other schools, including Yorkville School, that participate in paper recycling projects and though it would be good for the high school since they did not already have a recycling project in place.

“This seemed like a good idea and it needed to be done,” continued Zarecor. “There were bags and boxes of paper being thrown away. Many teachers had magazines and newspapers that were used for resources in class. There was lots of paper being thrown away. see page 2

HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT – GC senior Blair DeBerry and homeroom teacher Tammy Zarecor collect one of the paper recycling boxes from a classroom at the school to be recycled. Zarecor’s homeroom class began the community service project last fall.



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GCSD School Board discusses changes to drug testing policy BY CRYSTAL BURNS At their September meeting last Thursday, the Gibson County school board approved changes to the Student Alcohol and Drug Testing policy. Robert Galloway, Director of Schools, explained that the state legislature recently passed new legislation that prompted the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) to make changes to Policy 6.3071 for its member schools. The revised policy, which the board approved on first reading, states: “Due to the severity of the drug use problem, both locally and throughout the state, students involved in any voluntary extracurricular activities shall be subject to random drug tests. Parents and students will be informed of this policy prior to participation and shall sign a consent to the drug testing and a release of information as a condition see page 3

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BY CINDY EAST Rutherford experienced a little bit of ‘Hollywood’ last Saturday as the Christian rock band saul2paul was shooting scenes for a music video on Front Street downtown. They plan to put the video up on YouTube and other internet sites. The production company Giganbot, out of Murfreesboro, was in charge of the shoot. One scene was also shot at Yorkville School. saul2paul does about 80 events a year. Band members are Dusty Emerson, Jesse Burks, Scott Diffee, Bobby Wiggins, and Adam Cook. They recently released a CD, sinner2saint, and are promoting the song “Where see page 2


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Local Christian rock from page 1 Was God?” from that CD. The song is about people questioning their faith when bad things happen in their lives. There is a pregnant teen, a homeless man and a child whose mother is dying of cancer all wondering “Where was God?” In the video, friends of the band and actors play out these scenes from the song that answers the question – He died on the cross for the sins of His children. “We wanted people who support us to have a chance to be in the video. We were overwhelmed when we saw how many people actually came out to help. We pray that God will use this video to help people. It’s not about us and who we are, it’s about who God is and what God can do,” said Emerson.

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VIDEO SCENE - Chris Martin (left) plays a homeless man begging for money in the video. Charles Gordon Egbert (right) of Memphis, (who was an extra in the movie “Walk the Line”) plays a wealthy man who tells Martin to “get a job.” The scene (below) is filmed a few times by Michael Beck of En-Fuego Studio, as members of the band and friends and family watch.

VIDEO SHOOT - Members of saul2paul, (top photo from left) Bobby Wiggins, Dusty Emerson, Jesse Burks, Scott Diffee, and Adam Cook have a laugh during a break from filming their new video “Where Was God?” A camera man (left photo) gets a “closeup” of the band. The scene was filmed in a building in downtown Rutherford owned by Emerson’s father.

GC class takes on recycling from page 1 This project has made students more aware of recycling and saving our natural resources. They’ve learned if everybody does their part it all adds up and

makes a difference.” Blair DeBerry, one of the students working on the project said, “Many of the seniors are now filling out college applications and on the applications its asks if

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you have participated in a community service project. Our recycling program, over a two-year period will give us 36 hours of community service.” “We would like to expand our recycling program to include plastic bottles. That is our next project to take on. Our cafeteria sells bottled water, soft drinks and Gatorade. We want to recycle those also,” concluded Zarecor. If anyone in the community would like to contribute to the paperrecycling project, they may contact Tammy Zarecor at the school at 692-3616.

ZARECOR’S HOMEROOM CLASS PARTICAPTES IN RECYCLING PROJECT – Tammy Zarecor’s homeroom class students began a paper-recycling project at the school last fall. Money raised from the project will be donated to a charitable organization. The students are now seniors and will have acquired 36 hours of community service over a two-year period. They are (front row seated) Camri Donald, Sara Edwards, Kevin Ernest, Tish Estes, Ashley Deeter, (back row standing) Jase Ellison, Johnny Deinhart, Richard Davis, Jacob Estes, Anthony Fernino, teacher Tammy Zarecor, Telvin Epperson, Haley Crossnoe, Kyle Cox and Miles Estes. Students also participating but not pictured are Blair DeBerry, Shonda Dennis, Michael DeNote, DJ Finch and Samantha Crews.

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Commission votes to cut from page 1 Moss. Passing were Nelson McLin and Larry Kimery. In a follow-up vote, the commission voted 15-8 (1 pass) to set the pay at $50 per meeting plus $25 per committee meeting. Voting for $50 plus $25 scale were: Williams, Cunningham, Shelton, Stults, Summers, Overall, W. Morris, M. Morris, Copous, Leitherland, Stone, Steele, Yergin, Childress and Moss. Voting against $50 plus $25 were: M. Longmire, Sikes, Barker, J. Longmire, Kimery, Cotham, Flake, and Smith. Passing: McLin. Attorney Floyd Flippin said he would have to research guidelines to determine how much commissioners earned for the Sept. 13 meeting. Other commission actions Sept. 13: •By acclimation elected County Mayor Tom Witherspoon as commission Chairman, as recommended by Floyd Flippin. •Elected Robert “Butch” Shelton as Chairman Pro Tempore over two other nominees. Shelton earned 16 votes, Jimmy Copous 5 votes, and Jim Overall 3 votes. •Approved letting residents pay property taxes online by credit/debit cards plus a convenience fee of 2.75% of payments. •Approved repairs of $1,059.86 for storm damage to the Fire Chief’s 2008 truck. Insurance pays $559.86 with a $500

deductible. •Approved request by new County Clerk Joyce Brown to include Clerk Dept. salaries and costs in the regular county budget. In previous years, the Clerk’s budget was separate. The Clerk Dept. budget totaled $441,542 for FY 2010-11. •On advice by state and recommendation by Building Inspector Ricky Bailey, commission adopted 2006 international building codes for Gibson Co. •Set up surety bonds of $5,000 for Coroner Walton Thompson and constables: Steven Morgan, Kris Nilsson, Charles Bradley and Phillip Brasher. •Mayor Witherspoon said a website is being developed where resolutions will be posted publicly. Late filed resolutions will be posted for commissioners to view prior to meetings. •Witherspoon said an Economic Development meeting will be held with Chamber leaders and the Industrial Liaison Committee: Greg Stone, Mark Flake, Marvin Sikes, Bruce Williams and Allen Barker. •Approved $10,000 rural business grant from USDARural Development program to fund a retail study and provide marketing materials for Gibson County retail recruitment. •Announced applications are sought for a new EMS Ambulance Dept. director. Mayor Witherspoon and Tracy Griffin will oversee

operations for now. 6 applications had been received. Officials elected to Gibson County positions The Gibson Co. Commission elected officials to several positions during the commission’s regular meeting Sept. 13. •By acclimation elected County Mayor Tom Witherspoon as commission Chairman, as recommended by County Attorney Floyd Flippin. •Elected Robert “Butch” Shelton as commission Chairman Pro Tempore over two other nominees. Shelton earned 16 votes, Jimmy Copous 5 votes, and Jim Overall 3 votes. •Reelected Floyd Flippin as County Attorney, 2-year term until 2012. •Reelected Walton Thompson as County Coroner, 2-year term until 2012. •Reelected Robert Dodd as County Surveyor, 4-year term until 2014. •Reelected Curtis Halbrook as Veterans Service Officer, 2year term until 2014. •Reelected Sandy Moss to Board of Zoning Appeals, 3year term until 2013. •Elected Marvin Sikes to unexpired term on Board of Zoning Appeals until 2012. •Made two, 6-year term appointments to the Regional Solid Waste Committee, electing Randy Lewis to fill the unexpired term of the late Tommy Price, and David Zarecor to fill the unexpired term of the late Jerry McKinney.

Busting at the seams from page 1 to pave both roads and a parking lot at MES. The district is spending nearly $82,000 total on the projects. Industrial Maintenance will build a 225-foot road 30-feet wide from a parking lot on the Carter Property, which the district purchased at MES, that will join Cumberland St. By paving the lot, the school will pick up 60 parking spots. Robert Galloway, Director of Schools, said parents will drop off third graders and their siblings in the parking lot, and school personnel will walk those children to the school. Parents will continue to drop off students in K-2nd grades at the door. At the middle school, the company will build a 420ft road (also 30-ft wide) from the back parking lot to Hornet Dr. Bus drivers will park the nine buses in use in Medina on the new road, freeing up 20 parking spots at MMS. “I really think it’s going to help,” Galloway said. “We’ve spent a lot of time on it.” Wade Newbill, school board member from Medina, said it can take parents up to 35 minutes to get through the car lines at MMS. “This will take the excess traffic off Middle School Road,” he said.

Board member Pam Flowers questioned how the district would pay for the un-budgeted expenses. Terry Cunningham, Finance Director, explained the district receives growth money each year that it does not include in the budget. The district received $600,000 last year, and Cunningham estimates it will receive $400,000 this year. Most of the growth money the district receives is based on growth in Medina, Dana Welch said. Medina Elementary added 23 students this year, Medina Middle 85 and South Gibson County High School 151. Galloway said students have moved into the district from Humboldt and Jackson, and with families looking to save money, the district has picked up several students from area private schools. Welch said the board should implement more long-range planning. “We thought the Medina Middle School addition would hold us for 10 years,” Galloway said. “It’s going to hold us for four or five years. It’s a good problem to have, but I don’t think we can keep putting off solutions.” The board approved the bids for the roads 5-0. Treva Maitland and Greg Morris were absent.

Board members also voted 5-0 to purchase a new 20passenger bus for $64,000 and a new 78-passenger Transit bus for $87,090. The 20-passenger bus includes a wheelchair lift and track seating for additional space, dual air compressors for the air conditioning and a gasoline engine that saved the district $4800. Cunningham said the district will pay for the 20passenger bus using IDEAARAA money per state approval. Chad Jackson, Transportation Director, said the 78-passenger bus will be used in Medina and will allow him to use one aging Carpenter bus as a spare to help transport students to athletic events. The district currently has two spare full-size buses and two spare small buses. Jackson and Galloway warned the board that seven Carpenter buses will be retired by 2013. Because the company is no longer in business, there’s no way to make repairs to the buses, making them almost impossible to resell. “We’re going to have to start buying some buses every year,” Galloway said. “We don’t want to get caught buying six or seven buses in one year.” The motion to purchase two buses also included an amendment to the budget to pay for them.

SCHOOL BOARD OFFICERS - The Gibson County School District Board of Trustees elected officers for the 2010-11 year at the September 9th meeting in Kenton. (from left) Steven Tate, Vice Chair; Sara Meals, Chair; and Wade Newbill, TLN Representative.

GCSD School Board from page 1 of participation.” Galloway said the changes are intended to protect studentathletes from steroids but said he wants the school district to continue drug testing students only if school officials have probable cause to suspect drug use. “This is the law,” he said. “We’ll go with it, but we’ll continue to operate as is.” The revised policy also stipulates a student who tests positive for drugs will receive referral information that includes counseling. Wade Newbill, board member from Medina, asked Galloway and the school district attorney Bill Barron to research whether the district is allowed to include a requirement in the policy outlining that a student who has tested positive for drugs must present a clean drug test before re-enrolling in school. The school board will review a second reading of the policy at its next meeting on October 7 at Medina Elementary School. In other action, the board approved purchasing Earobics Reach Program, reading software geared towards struggling readers in grades 4-8. DelorisWilson,aSupervisor

of Instruction, explained the program to the board and said currently the district lacks effective tools for the Earobics’ target audience. She and a committee of supervisors that reviewed the software were impressed that several National Reading Specialist authored the program. The web-based software offers high level content for low level readers, is interactive and provides a beginning assessment and ongoing monitoring. “There are lots of safety nets built in to make sure students are progressing and not just faking it,” she said. “This is a tool to help students we really don’t have an appropriate tool for. The software package includes 100 licenses that can be re-assigned. Total cost is $20,000, and the district will take $10,000 out of Title I, $6400 out of IDEA and $3600 out of a 21st Century Afterschool grant to pay for the purchase. Wilson also presented changes made to Kindergarten and first grade report cards. She said a committee of teachers and supervisors revised the report cards to better reflect new state standards. Kindergartners and first graders will no receive

checklist-based report cards that are more family-friendly. “Teachers are excited,” she said. “This gives a better picture of what a child can do.” Board members approved Galloway’s recommendation to hire a LPN to work at Spring Hill and Yorkville. Currently one LPN covers Spring Hill, Yorkville and Kenton schools, but this year Spring Hill has more than three children considered at high-risk. Galloway said the state dictates school districts’ roles in providing medical supervision/care for students. “It’s something school boards are going to have to talk about,” he said. The district will now have full time LPNs at Dyer, Rutherford/Yorkville, Medina Elementary, Medina Middle, South Gibson Co., Gibson County High, and Spring Hill/Kenton plus a supervisor who “floats” between all schools. Election of officers The board elected Sara Meals, of Gibson, to retain her seat as Chair of the Board. Steven Tate, Kenton, was elected Vice Chair and Wade Newbill,Medina,asTennessee Legislative Network (TLN) representative.


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Clayburn Peeples reports: Did you hear about the Detroit juror who boasted on Facebook that it was “. . . gonna be fun to tell the defendant they’re GUILTY?� According to news reports, she posted that entry even before the defense had presented its case. The judge was not amused. She dismissed the juror, fined her $250 and made her write an essay on the Constitution as well. More and more, Facebook figures into legal cases. Remember the corruption trial last year of former Baltimore mayor, Sheila Dixon? There, five of the 12 jurors “friended� each other and chatted at night about the case. Again, the judge was angered, and nearly declared a mistrial over it. Then there was the man who swore to the judge he had quit drinking completely, only to have the prosecutor produce a picture of him holding a beer in each hand from his Facebook page. And that man who told the judge he simply could not afford his child support payments? He shouldn’t have posted those pictures of him and his new girlfriend scuba diving in Bermuda. And tell her to get that photo of the diamond bracelet he gave her off her page. These, and a growing number of similar examples illustrate why lawyers love

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Facebook, the Internet social network that has, by some accounts, five million subscribers worldwide, 30 percent of whom are Americans. According to a national domestic relations lawyer organization, 81 percent of its members have either used, or faced, evidence in divorce cases that came from social networking sites on the Internet, the vast majority from Facebook. A British legal firm that specializes in divorce litigation claims that 21 percent of the divorce petitions it files contains at least one reference to Facebook. One woman even learned about her own divorce for the first time on Facebook. Her husband told his “friends� before he gave her the news. You would think that by this time everyone who uses the Internet would know that there are NO secrets out there, but in spite of the regularly appearing stories of people who get into serious trouble from “oversharing,� the world is still full of people who just can’t resist blabbing all sorts of boasts on Facebook or MySpace, blissfully unaware that those 632 “friends� who have access to their accounts just might include someone who works for their former spouse’s lawyer. And if that happens to you, your situation might just go

Sheriff call on TBI to investigate missing funds Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold is requesting the TBI handle the investigation of missing funds at the Trenton Police Department. “After conferring with District Attorney General Garry Brown, I have requested the investigation involving money missing from the Trenton Police

Department be reassigned to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation,� Arnold said. “General Brown and I agree the resources of the TBI are greater and better suited for this type of investigation than that of local agencies. My office will continue to support and assist the TBI investigators as needed,� added Arnold.

from virtual reality to real life legal drama. It’s why good divorce lawyers demand to see their clients’ Facebook pages at the beginning of the case, so they won’t be surprised by it during the trial or hearing. And it’s why many of them tell their clients to delete their pages at once. But some people, hooked on the social interaction such networks provide, can’t do that, regardless of the potential cost of leaving the details of their public lives online. There’s even an evolving field of psychology, cyberpsychology, whose members study the psychological aspects of such behavior. And here’s more bad news for those who can’t live without social networking. According to a study released a couple of weeks ago, people who post entries on Facebook tend to be less secure, more narcissistic and have lower self-esteem than the general population. And the more prolific a Facebook user’s online activity is, the more pronounced these differences are. While sites like Facebook and MySpace are supposedly about keeping up with and making new friendships, and are used by millions of people to do just that, for huge numbers of other people they are used as a self-promotional tool, a way for people to present an “idealized identity construction.� That means they use the sites to present themselves not as they are, but as they wish they were. Not surprisingly, men and women tend to differ in the ways they “enhance� their Internet personas. Men tend to exaggerate their positive qualities on the written portions of the site, the “About Me� and the “Notes� sections. Women tend toward photographic self-promotion


through their main photos and the “View Pictures of Me� section. They are also more likely to post provocative or digitally altered photos of themselves than are men. And here’s a tidbit that should interest students and their parents. Kids who study with Facebook on their computers, even in the background, make 20 percent lower grades than kids who don’t.

And how about this; New Hampshire law enforcement officials recently broke up a burglary ring whose members were choosing homes to break into by Facebook entries the owners had made in the “Places� section about going on vacation. Scholastic difficulties, legal problems, lowered selfesteem, crime victimization; does this mean you shouldn’t use social sharing sites? No,

but it does mean that when you do, you publicize that part of your life you write about to the entire world. If you don’t want everybody to know it, don’t put it online. Go ahead and enjoy your online experiences, but when it comes to sharing details you don’t want everyone to know, remember the words of Sgt. Phil Esterhaus, from Hill Street Blues — “Let’s be careful out there.�

Letters to the Editor:

Halford continues fight for Milan arsenal jobs I want to take this opportunity to update the citizens of Gibson and Carroll counties on progress being made to save the Milan Arsenal jobs. I along with officials from Carroll and Gibson counties, Milan Mayor Chris Crider and others meet almost every week in a continuing battle to thwart plans and efforts to move Milan AAP jobs to an Iowa facility. While we are all aware that American Ordnance and the U.S. Army continue in their efforts to move nearly 600 jobs from Milan AAP, be assured that we are working diligently to see that it does not happen, to see that these jobs remain in West TN. As required by the terms and conditions of American Ordnance’s current contract, if the worst case happens and these jobs are lost, we must be sure that they will be replaced with jobs of equal value or better. I work several days

each week with Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, Governor Bredesen, State Senator Lowe Finney to insure that American Ordnance will hold true to the contract they have signed. My constituents have voiced their deep concern over the loss of these jobs, the economic impact to the community and West Tennessee and the potential plan to bring depleted uranium to the Milan Arsenal site. I assure all of my constituents that each of us working on this project will keep fighting hard to

make sure these things do not happen and keep the public informed of our progress. We will, certainly, continue to fight to keep depleted uranium out of Milan and West TN and we intend to hold American Ordnance’s feet to the fire to fulfill their contract with Milan AAP. As always, my door is open to you‌ please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns you may have. Curtis Halford State Representative

Observe Constitution Week Sept. 17-23 The 223rd anniversary of the signing of the constitution will be commemorated from September 17 to 23, 2010. Let’s preserve the past, enhance the present and invest in the future by commemorating,

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Over taxing the unemployed Dear Editor, On August 30th the Gibson County Commission met and voted against 70 percent of the public to increase county taxes rather than cut the cost of county government more than 2 percent. With this vote the county commission said we’ll have none of this “government

of the people� around here. The yes votes of the two commissioners who are also county employees may have been legal but it seems to me a clear conflict of interest. Could their vote possibly have been influenced by a desire to insure their jobs? But the real jaw dropper was with Gibson County



unemployment well above 15 percent they voted to take taxes from the unemployed, the underemployed, and those on fixed incomes to give bonuses to county employees. This action very clearly explains why they see it as impossible to cut the county budget. With this vote the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s complete disregard for the unemployed taxpayers of Gibson County was made very clear. If you are unfortunate enough to live in the Trenton Special School District your property taxes will be the highest of the 19 counties in West Tennessee other than Shelby County. Otherwise in Gibson County you are generally number four highest outside Shelby County until the Gibson County Special School District begins to raise taxes from $1.80 to $2.20 which has already been approved by the legislature. Our school boards are borrowing on the good credit of the unemployed and spending like teenagers with credit cards. The outlook for improved employment levels in Gibson County is grim. The school boards should have the common sense to stop the discretionary spending until our economy recovers. Gibson County seems to be in a race for the top on taxes. How is this going to work out for attracting business, industry and jobs to Gibson County?

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Community Living Kenton News Last Friday evening Molly and Addyson Lamar were treated to a fun evening at the Dyer County Fair by their grandparents, Richard and Mary Sturgill of Newbern. They enjoyed riding the many rides and winning prizes playing the games. They are the daughters of Cynthia and Luke Lamar. Sherry Darnall and Joseph Sumara of Tiptonville were guests of Cindy Lamar last Saturday. They sat outdoors as they visited enjoying the falllike weather. Sherry Dvorak, who recently moved to Florida was back in Kenton last weekend. She and her family and friends made the most of their visit together as the time seemed to quickly speed by. She returned to Florida on Saturday afternoon. Jack and Jane Allen had as their supper guests last Saturday night Rusty, Heather, Nikkie, Kase, Liz and Kooper McFarland of Humboldt. Later guests of the Allens were Charles and

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Jean Needham. On Sunday afternoon Jack and Jane visited with Ralph and Jane Sutton of Obion. Happy birthday wishes are extended to Mitch Allen. He celebrated his fourteenth birthday on Tuesday, September 14th. Happy Birthday Mitch! Food for Thought: I lift you up for others to see, your love and grace so rich on me. I sing your praise to let others know, how deep your love for mankind goes. I tell of the gift you so freely gave, when Jesus died the world to save. I thank you Lord so You will hear, how grateful I am that You are always near! Prayer List: Norma Simpson, Preston White, David Stephenson, Freda Lamar, Easton Hopper, Aaron Whitworth, Sam Weatherly, Elmer Williams, Paul Lee Williams, Eurby Sanders, Henry Herane, Lil Wardlow, Jesse and Elaine Davidson, Bobby and Carol Primrose, Linda Butler, Regina Miller, Racine Hodges, and Clint McLodge.

Bethpage By Joyce Brown Sunday worship began with quiet music by our pianist Janice Littleton and organist Jo Griggs â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Savior is Waiting.â&#x20AC;? Our call to worship was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus Something About That Nameâ&#x20AC;? and our welcome hymn was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Victory In Jesus.â&#x20AC;? Lots of hugs and smiles were passed around as our old friends Bro. Ed and Mrs. Helen Marbury joined us for services at Bethpage. They are a special couple and it is always a pleasure to have them with us. Bro. James preached on the subject â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Enlightening Dayâ&#x20AC;? taking his text from 2 Thes 1:6-12. Following the sermon we all carpooled and went to Reelfoot Lake to enjoy dinner together. This was in honor of our Senior Saints. Seems like there is a growing number of us old folks. I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just all glad to still be around but certainly miss those of our church family that enjoyed these outings in the past and are no longer with us. Our crowd was kinda short as several families were traveling this weekend. The Cochransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; were in Atlanta to see Zach play football with the Lambuth Eagles in the Georgia Dome. They won their game by a big margin. The McMackinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; were also in Atlanta at the Braves

stadium for the Cardinals/ Braves game. I watched 12 innings of that game on TV trying to spot them and had to give it up. They said it went on one more inning when the Braves won with a home run. Ryan was really excited as he is the Braves fan in the family. Glad they all returned home safe and sound. Charles and Peggy Perryman and Joyce Brown returned from a week in North Indiana visiting family. Get well wishes go to Carlton Williams as he recovers at home from a fall. Bro. James and Natalie enjoyed several days in the Smoky Mountain area during the Labor Day holiday. They reported a great time trying to fit in a lot of activities in a short period of time. In their absence, Bro. Larry Simmons filled the pulpit that weekend. I was out of town so am not able to give any reports on that Sunday. The corn harvest is drawing to a close and the cotton fields in Lake County are bare. Looks like it will be an early harvest season. We are thankful when the crops are in and everyone is safe. God is good! Have a great week and enjoy the cooler weather.

Rutherford 1st Baptist By Katheryn Blankenship Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a few rain showers and cooler weather, in fact it was crisp Monday morning on my walk. God is good, all the time! There was a good crowd in the morning service. Those that were there heard a special treat. A new trio! For special music Sue Ellen and her children sang â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Christ Aloneâ&#x20AC;? with the choir! Brother Jasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Glimpse of Gloryâ&#x20AC;? was taken from Mark 9:1-8. Sunday evening I sang

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who Am Iâ&#x20AC;? for special music. The service was special. It was the Deacon Ordination for Tommy Bearden. Those having birthdays this week: Sandy Comstock and Libby Wickersham. Remember in prayer, Lori Grant, Linda Sue King, and Nancy Alexander in the passing of her brother. If you do not have a church home, come visit with us, we would love to have you! Until next week, God bless.

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Laneview Baptist Church It was another great day in Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House this past Sunday. We were blessed to view the Baptismal of Blake Criswell. God is really moving among our young people at Laneview. We also enjoyed 3 specials by Bro. Johnny Cavender. The title of the message was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holy Ghost Revival.â&#x20AC;? Why is it we feel there has to be a specific date and time set to have Revival? Are we just playing church? Is the worship service like a funeral or is it a celebration of God? Revival can happen all the time if the people are open and receptive to the Spirit of God. If the Spirit is flowing the gates of hell are shaken because peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s names are being pulled out. Now thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Revival! When the wayward Child of God comes back home thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another cause for Revival. Revival is what we should feel when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve invited Jesus into our hearts and you know your name is written in the Lambâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Book of Life. So spread the word Judgment Day is coming. Are you ready? Scripture ref: Matt. 25: 31-33 an 41 Rev.20: 11-15 Rev.20: 12 â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were open. Another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.â&#x20AC;? Rev.20: 15

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the Lake of Fire.â&#x20AC;? Sunday evening we enjoyed several specials by members of the church. One by Christy Holloway. Three by Tim Fout and three by Jan Cardwell. We thank God for all the talent Laneview has and their willingness to use it to praise Him. The evening service was an extension of the a.m. service. Bro. Darryl still expressing the importance of Revival within the people. In Ecc. 3:1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under Heaven.â&#x20AC;? It is time for Revival in Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s people! Please be in prayer for our sick. Midian Young, Tanner Taylor, Kevin and Jana Rayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grandson, Shirley Pruitt, Margret White. Up coming events: Sept. 26-29 Revival: Bro. Dale Denning Oct. 15 G.A. Lock-In Oct. 22 R.A. Camp Out Nov. 7 Harvest Day Dec 27-29 Youth Trip (Connect) We really enjoyed our spaghetti dinner after service that our youth served. We are happy to support them in raising money for the Connect Trip. The youth will also be serving donuts and drinks every Sunday morning from 9-9:30 to help with the cost. Choice not chance determines destiny! God Bless!

Dyer Church of Christ Morning worship services had an attendance 118 and 100 in Sunday school. Perfect attendance for Sunday morning classes were the Cradle Roll class, 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd-5th grades, and the Jr. High class. The message for the morning service came from the book of Acts 18:8, Hearing and doing what they did. Hear, Believe and Be Baptized, Acts 2:37, 38. The message for the evening service came from the book of Revelations 21:8, Liar. God cannot lie to us, Heb. 6:18, John 14:6, and Deuteronomy 32:4. How do we treat each other, Ephesians 4:25? The Devil is a Liar, John 6. Remember in Prayer: The Tharpe family, Nathan Hunt, Mike White, Aaron Tatum, Georgia Gladhill, Mrs, King,

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all of our sick, shut-ins and those in the nursing home. It was a beautiful celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary for Eugene and Betty Bell on Sunday afternoon. All of their children and grandchildren were there to attend and the decoration and service was wonderful. We hope Eugene and Betty many more years together in Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love. Announcements; The Ladies Wednesday night class will be meeting at the Dyer Nursing Home for singing this Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. There is a new college age class starting with Brad Clark as teacher on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. There will be a youth devotional after services next Sunday night at James and Sheila Gillilandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home.


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Golden Agers By Virginia Burgess On September 9 under direction of Jane Forseyth, 20 senior adults met using a different format. Jane led the opening prayer followed by a reading. Prayer concerns were for Susan Ramsey, Bonnie Nelson, Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, Kenneth McEwen and Ernie Adams. The group sang â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leaning on the Everlasting Arms and

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Our Sunday morning services began with Stephen Fields leading us in the hymn â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing but the Blood.â&#x20AC;? Dakota Warren opened services in prayer. Everyone dismissed to our Sunday school classes. Bro. John Fields opened the adult class in prayer and Ms. Christy did a good job teaching the lesson entitled Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan involves Power from Ephesians 1:15-23. We can have the spiritual insight needed to better understand the immeasurable extent of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan and power. Mike Fields closed the class in prayer. Our worship hour began with Elaine Fields playing the piano and Kathy Hooper the organ as Mike Fields led us in the hymns â&#x20AC;&#x153;Follow On,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Higher Groundâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus Saves.â&#x20AC;?

We were blessed as Kathy Hooper sang our special music â&#x20AC;&#x153;Count your Blessings.â&#x20AC;? Bro. Steveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s morning message was from Deuteronomy 4:6 about how our nation was built on Godly principles. Mike Fields dismissed services in prayer as the hymn â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Nail-Scarred Handâ&#x20AC;? was sung. Our discipleship training services began with Brett McDonald leading us in the hymn â&#x20AC;&#x153;He Lives.â&#x20AC;? Mike Fields opened the adult class in prayer and did a good job teaching us our lesson, Born Again from John 3:3. I assure you; unless someone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Keith Hamlin closed us in prayer. Our Sunday night worship hour began with Scott

The Grapevine We had a wonderful day at St. Paul Sunday beginning with Sunday School. We observed our Pastor and wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 21st anniversary at St. Paul. Rev. Michelle Skinner delivered the morning message. Her topic, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do It Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wayâ&#x20AC;? was found in Proverbs 16:3 and other scriptures. Ministers Timothy White and Jasmin Williams assisted in the

North Union We all joined in and sang Happy Birthday to Tiffany Harris. A picnic was planned for after morning worship services. Everyone had a good time last Sunday night at game night. A potluck dinner is planned for next Sunday after morning worship service. Superintendent Gene Norman in his opening remarks brought out a good thought. What we laugh at and what we cry at tells God what kind of person we are. Michelle Goad had charge of our childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sermon. She brought a puzzle with a missing piece. God gave us a mind and a spirit and without peace

By Diane Hamlin Fields leading us in the hymns â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where Could I Go,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rescue the Perishingâ&#x20AC;? and The Banner of the Cross.â&#x20AC;? Brett McDonald did a great job singing our special music â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Garden.â&#x20AC;? Bro. Steveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message was from 1 Peter 5:6-11 about people of service. Mike Fields dismissed services in prayer as the hymn â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Surrender Allâ&#x20AC;? was sung. We had a full house and a great time Friday night with of lots of food, fun and fellowship as we came together for a time of church fellowship. We thank the Lord for our visitors and invite you and your family to visit with us anytime. Read your bibles and be people of prayer this week. Visit our website and facebook.

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service. The mass choir provided the music. Rev and Mrs. Pounds daughter, Cynthia and her children worshipped with us all day. Lunch was served upon the arrival of our guests. Rev. Christopher Seymour and St. Luke M.B. Church of Ripley were our afternoon guests. His topic â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Servants Journeyâ&#x20AC;? was a found in Genesies 12L 1-4. St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choir

By Connie Cooper we are not complete. To be complete we must have Jesus in our heart. She read from Deuteronomy. Peace in our heart is the missing piece. She closed with prayer. Bro. Don continues his sermons in The Way of the Disciple. His text was from Matt: 10:32. Our Savior is alive and sits at the right hand of God. Jesus is our shepherd and tends the flock continuously. Our allegiance is to Jesus Christ and is shown by how straight we walk when we hit the ground, not how loud we shout or how high we jump. God is more concerned about your intent than your success. He will make a way. Enjoy this nice weather.

provided the music. We had wonderful fellowship. Rev. Seymour received his calling to the Ministry while he was a member of St. Paul. Several of Mrs. Pounds sisters and brothers were in attendance. Vivian Moore spent last weekend with her children in Nashville. Gaylon and his fiancĂŠ of Knoxville met her at Sophrinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in Nashville. Preston White was a patient at Jackson General Hospital last week. Barbara White and her sister Carolyn Simpson stayed with him. James Harris is a patient at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City. Several members of St. Paul and other churches attended Mrs. Louise McLinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 90th surprise birthday celebration at Trenton Rosenwald Middle School in Trenton Saturday afternoon. It was a wonderful affair. Congratulations to the GCHS School Band for winning 1st place overall in the band competition in Ripley Saturday evening. Remember the sick, bereaved, and less fortunate in your prayers. Birthdays last week were; Mrs. Louise McLin, Jacob White, Isaac White, Zachery White and Martha Fields. God bless, and have wonderful week.

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Community Calendars FREE PROSTATE SCREENING On Monday, Sept. 20, Gibson General Hospital will offer a free prostate screening for men ages 40-75. This will be from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. at the hospital. To reserve your spot call 855-7900 from 8am to 4pm and 855-7940 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dr. Jim Williams, Dr. Thomas Nelson and Dr. Ayo Olusanya are providing the exams and the Medical Center Lab at GGH is providing the PSA test. DAVY DAYS FALL YARD DECORATION CONTEST As a part of the 43rd Annual Davy Crockett Days, the Rutherford Area ACTION Club is sponsoring a Fall Yard Decorating Contest. Residents are encouraged to show their decorating talent and support Davy Crockett Days. Prizes will be awarded during the week of Oct. 3. GCHS CLASS OF 2000 REUNION The GCHS Class of 2000 Reunion will be having a picnic Sept. 24 at Homeplace Pavilion during homecoming game 6 p.m. and Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Pinecrest Country Club September 25. RUTHERFORD FIRE DEPARTMENTS ANNUAL FUND RAISER AUCTION The Rutherford Fire Department will be hosting it’s annual fund raiser auction along with Davy Crockett Day’s activities Friday, October 8 at 7 p.m. at the Rutherford Fire Department. We invite everyone to join us for a night of fun and fellowship as we raise money for worthy cause. We ask that if anyone would like to donate any new or gently used items (excluding chose, clothes, etc.) contact Jon Stafford at 414-6134 or Bob Blankenship at 487-3092 to make arrangements to drop off or have your items picked up. Concessions will be available the night of the auction as well as Saturday, Ocotber 9 starting at 10 a.m. until shortly after the parade. All proceeds got o the Rutherford Fire Department. Thanks for your support. 4wks. REVIVAL Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church is having a revival September 26 through 29 Sunday services are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday is 7 p.m. nightly! Sound bible Preaching Evangelist John Scott Mick, Elkview, West Virginia Special music nightly, Brother Doug Powell, Pastor, Church phone 686-7359. MISS FIRE PREVENTION PAGEANT The Dyer Fire Department will be holding a Miss Fire Prevention pageant on September 25, starting at 10 a.m. at the Dyer School Gym. Age groups will be 0-24 monthsboys and girls; 3-5 years-boys and girls; 6-9 years, 10-12 years, 13-15 years and 16-20 years-girls only. The cost for the beauty is $10. Special categories, prettiest hair, most photogenic, prettiest eyes and prettiest smile will be $5 each or all categories for $25. The contestants do not have to be residents of Dyer. Concessions will be available. All proceeds to benefit the Dyer Fire Department. Lori Cathey will be taking professional photographs for individual pictures. For additional information please contact Christy King at 692-4120 or Michele Whitaker at 234-9947. HARRIS FAMILY REUNION Harris Family Reunion will be held Saturday, September 18 at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall at Rutherford First Baptist Church. For more information, contact Kasey Harris at 731-225-6324. YOUTH REVIVAL AT DYER FIRST ASSEMBLY The Youth of Dyer First Assembly invite everyone to join them for a fall Youth Revival with nationally-known high school assembly speaker, Reggie Dabbs, Tuesday - Thursday, September 21-23, at 7 p.m. Milan Assembly Youth will lead worship each night. Don’t miss it! SAUL2PAUL AT KENTON CHURCH OF GOD saul2paul will be in concert at the Kenton Church of God at 7 p.m., Saturday, September 25. We encourage all youth leaders to bring your youth to this special night of praise and worship to our Lord. Everyone is invited to attend.



Kenton – Funeral services for Lloyd Sawyer, 80, were September 7, 2010, at Macedonia Church in Kenton. Brother James Kinsey and Brother James Barber officiated the services. Burial was held at Bethpage Cemetery. Leitherland Funeral Home was in charge of all services. Mr. Sawyer passed away September 5, 2010, at Dyer Nursing Home. He was retired from Goodyear and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Harris. He is survived by his wife, Melba Sawyer of Rutherford, three sons, Dale Sawyer and wife Deborah of Kenton, Gene Sawyer and Dennis Cunningham of Dyer, two brothers, Glen Sawyer of Kenton and Talmage Sawyer of Michigan, two daughters, Gale Little and husband Mickey of Kenton, and Jill Karnes and husband Charley of Dyer, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

James H. Cowen, age 84, passed away from this life on September 5, 2010. A memorial service was held Sunday, September 12 at the Bells Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he was a lifetime member. Jim retired in 1990 from Applied Engineering Company of Orangeburg, South Carolina. His pastimes included wood crafting and crappie fishing. He also enjoyed teaching the Women’s Sunday School class, which he did for many years until his illness. Jim is survived by his wife, Mary Evelyn Cowan of Rutherford, two sons, Gary Steve Cowan of Port Neches, Texas and Johnny Cowan and wife Sandra of Yorkville, one stepdaughter, Deborah Jones and husband Harold of Rutherford, six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. The family has requested in lieu of flowers that memorials can be directed to the Bells Chapel CP Church, 309 Bells Chapel Road, Dyer, TN 38330 or to St. Jude in Memphis.

Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell Isn’t it wonderful when Christians can come together and worship the true and living God? It should always be a joyous time when we sing, pray, observe the Lord’s Supper and hear a message from the Word of God. We also should be thankful that God loved us so much that He sent His only Son to die on a cross for our sins and that we could give Him honor and praise in our worship. We make many choices during our lifetime. In the last part of the book of Deuteronomy, Moses finishes his instructions to the Israelites. As God speaks through Moses, He gives them several choices that they must make. They have the choice of “life and good” vs. “death and evil,” “life vs. death,” and “blessings vs. cursing.” It is solely up to them to make the choice. Today, we face many choices and responsibilities. God does not “force” Himself upon man. God lets us decide whether to follow or reject Him. Choices to make are a continual battle that goes on in all of us and the world at large. We must choose whom we will serve, good or evil. Do we truly understand our responsibility to God and to serve Him only? Jesus told Satan in Matthew 4:10 “you shall worship the Lord thy God and Him only shall you serve.” We have choices to make just like the Israelites had of whom we will serve today; God or Satan, blessings or cursing, life or death, obedience or destruction, life and prosperity or death, and heaven or hell. Moses was very plain with his words. He tells them what they need to do, and

what will happen when they obey or disobey God. Then He tells them how to obey God. Joshua again tells the Israelites that they must choose whom they are going to serve, whether the gods of your fathers or the one and only true God. (Joshua 23:616) He then tells them; “but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord”. We must draw a line in the sand! During the battle for the Alamo, fewer than 200 men were surrounded by 5,000 of the Mexican army under the leadership of Santa Ana. The men knew that it was a battle to the death and that no help from the outside would be coming to their aid. William Travis gathered the men together and marked a line in the sand. He told the men that they would all most certainly die that day for Texas. He asked if any wanted to cross over the line to where he stood and stand with him, but those who wanted to leave the Alamo would not be looked upon as “deserters.” Everyone except a few crossed over to be by the side of Travis. We know the story, as all of them, including our legendable Davy Crockett, gave their lives for something they truly believed in. Do we have this kind of conviction today, to make a stand with God? “Time is filled with swift transition naught of earth unmoved can stand, build your hopes on things eternal, hold to God’s unchanging hand.” We all must make choices. Let us please be careful the choices that we make. It could mean our “Life or death.”

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Special music every night Everyone invited to come and be blessed Pastor - Rev. Joe Skelton

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Runway for a Cure is Oct. 5th The 16th annual Runway for a Cure Fashion show and Silent Auction parades down the “Pink carpet” at the Carl Perkins Civic Center on Tuesday, October 5. The event honors those fighting cancer and remembers loved ones lost to this disease. Tickets are now available for $15 in the balcony, $45 on the floor or $360 for a group of eight at a table or row seating. For tickets and information, call the American Cancer Society at 731-664-1084. Details

can also be found at Beginning at 6 p.m. guests can enjoy exciting entertainment and a fabulous silent auction with mystery boxes. The Design For a Cure competition takes the stage at 7:15 p.m., and the Runway For A Cure show starts at 7:45 p.m. Student designers between the ages of 15-23 were encouraged earlier this summer to design and construct one lady’s evening dress for the Design for a cure competition, and an opportunity to win one of

BAWCUMS PLACE FIRST IN BBQ COOK-OFF Derrick and Tracey Bawcum with Smoke Stax BBQ from Kenton competed in the Soybean Festival’s 17th Annual Chicken Crazy, Hog Wild Barbecue Cook-off in Martin September 10th-11th. Being a new team competing in their first cook-off, they were very pleased to place first in the pork rib division.

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three scholarships. Sponsors are BancropSouth, Doctors Shirish and Kay Joglekar, Kirkland Cancer Center and the Women’s Clinic. Through events like these, the American Cancer Society is leading the fight against breast cancer. The Society funds cutting-edge research leading to the discovery of life-saving treatments like tamoxifen and Herception. The American Cancer Society advocates for all women to have access to mammograms and life-saving treatments, regardless of income. Free programs and services that improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families are available in West Tennessee and more than 3,400 communities across the country. The American Cancer Society offers trained support hours a day at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

GGH to offer free prostate screenings Gibson General Hospital in Trenton will be offering a free prostate screening for men ages 40-75. The date is Monday, September 20 from 5-7 p.m. The National Cancer Institute and the Prostate Cancer Education Council recommend an annual prostate cancer exam for men between the ages of 40 and 75. The only way to cure prostate cancer is to detect it early before it has spread to other areas of the body. The Digital Rectal exam and the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) will be used to screen for prostate cancer. Screening physicians include:Dr. Jim Williams, Dr. Thomas Nelson, and Dr. Ayo Olusanya. For an appointment men ages 40-75 need to call 8557900 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or 8557940 (4 p.m.-10 p.m.).

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Sunday School for the Shut-In Perhaps you didn’t get to Sunday School Sunday. Whether you’re 25 years old or 105 this is for you with love. Whether you’ve been studying for many years or just starting today, this is for you. Abram was an ordinary man. In the beginning he’s called Abram. We find this story in the Bible in Genesis chapter 12. Now there was a widespread famine where Abram had pitched his tent so he takes his wife and leaves. When they got near Egypt, Abram says to his wife Sarai, “You are a beautiful woman, these Egyptians aren’t like us. The king’s employees will kill me so that they can take you to the king. They’d be rewarded handsomely for that, so tell them that you’re my sister and you’ll save my life.” When they got to Egypt the Egyptians took note of Sarai’s beauty, they told Pharaoh the king about Sarai. Abram

loved God. Sarai did as her husband asked. Pharaoh, the king of Egypt was kind to Abram because Saria had told them that she was Abram’s sister. Abram increased. The Lord plagued Pharaoh’s house because of Saria. Now Pharaoh and his employees aren’t aware of the blessing that God has promised Abram and Sarai. Pharaoh has plagues while Abram receives gifts. God is just, Pharaoh is punished, Saria lives like a princess, Abram trusts God to care for Saria. What was the promise that God had made to Abram? If you’re ready, please read Genesis 12 1-3 Abram had obeyed God and left the country. Abram didn’t know all that would happen along the way. Abram didn’t even know exactly where he was going. He trusted God and went forward. That’s a picture for us about assignments: God gives everyone of us an assignment too. Afterwards,

Clora’s Chapel First I want to thank God for the blessing that he gave me and my family. God is so good, merciful, and kind. On Saturday, September 11, we had a blast with the youth gospel block party. We had great attendance, food, entertainment, and fellowship. We would like to thank everyone for coming out and sharing this occasion with us. Special thanks to Minister Jr. Milan, Sis. Bernita Fairfield, Rodney Wilkins, and the YSOG,Young Soldiers of God, from Nashville. They all gave encouraging words to our youth and let them know that through their experiences they could not have made it without God. We also give special thanks to Food Rite, Ron’s Antenna, and Dyer Police Department for their participation and generosity. On Sunday morning, worship was wonderful. Rev. Myles delivered an inspiring message titled, “Standards for God’s House.” We love you Pastor Myles!

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The angel choir sang from their hearts and we are very proud of them. Sunday afternoon Pastor Jeremy Myles (Lil Myles) and the Beech Grove CPCA Church family opened our revival for the week. Pastor Jeremy Myles title was “No More.” Dinner was served at church and we had a high time in the Lord. We will be in revival Monday through Wednesday. Pastor Quincy Barlowe from Brownsville will be our evangelist. Monday night, what a blessing we received from Pastor Barlowe. The Mt. Orange Missionary Baptist Church from Trenton blessed us with their spiritual singing. On Tuesday we were blessed to have Mt. Zion Worship Center to render the music and another great message from Pastor Barlowe. He will bring his choir on the closing night Wednesday. Brother Bob Harris and Sis. Mary Harris have been in our services and we were


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our only task is to move forward with the abilities we’ve been given. Then through our obedience, God will do what we can’t. His empowerment comes through our obedience. Sarai is in Pharaoh’s house when Pharaoh finds out that Sarai is really Abram’s wife. Then Pharaoh calls Abram and says, “What have you done to me?” What a question! The king of Egypt has learned more than just that fact that Abram is married to Sarai. The king continued and asked Abram, ”Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife? Why did you tell me she was your sister? I could have taken her to be my wife, now there she is! Take her with you and go away from here.” Pharaoh commanded his men concerning Abram and they sent Abram away and his wife and all that they had. Abram loved God, Abram trusted God, Abram one ordinary man, obeyed God.

glad to see them. Brother Michael Skinner is at home and on fire for the Lord. We are so glad to have him back. We will be having Women’s Day on the fourth Sunday, September 26th. Our speaker will be Evangelist Marilyn Vaughn of Trenton. All are invited to come and worship with us. Time of program is 3 p.m. We wish all that have a birthday in September a happy, happy birthday. We had fun with my son, Jeremy Ivie, on his birthday which was September 10th. We ate birthday cake and had lots of fun. We love you Jeremy Ivie. Missionary meeting will be Saturday at 1 p.m. and officers’ training at 2. We are on the battlefield for the Lord and we stay busy. We have so much we could tell and so many people that we love and appreciate for all the wonderful things they do for and at Cloras Chapel. We at Cloras Chapel say encourage yourself in the Lord.

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Sports & Education GC Pioneers showing definite improvement BY LORI CATHEY After falling at home in their first two ball games, the Gibson County Pioneers were hoping that they could find some luck on the road against Dresden last Friday night. Unfortunately for the Pioneers they had to start the game with their starting quarterback on the sidelines. Pioneers’ defense held Dresden to one touchdown in the first and second quarters. Pioneer sophomore quarterback Zac Walton and fullback Micheal Keel found some rhythm and started to move the ball upfield, but Walton was injured on a play and forced to leave the game. Dresden took a 12-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. Gibson County head coach Lee Atkins said, “We had several chances to score but were plagued by a fumble on a mishandled snap and another on a hand off. At halftime, we felt good about the first half and felt we were in the game. The Lions built a 26-0 lead by the end of the third quarter. We had equal talent on both sides of the ball matchingup well with the Lions, but two critical pass defense errors put the Pioneers in the hole in the 3rd quarter,” explained Pioneer coach Lee Atkins. Pioneers defense forced the Lions 3 downs and out for the rest of the game. Then the Pioneers offense started to move the ball. With Gibson County starting on the 11-yard line, running back John Lee picked up 8-yards for a first down. A hand off to fullback Keel picked up a big gain to move the ball to the 36. GC quarterback Walton completed two back-to-back passes to wide

receiver Matt Littleton for a total of 18-yards to place the ball on the 45. Keel had a 22-yard run for a first

down. On fourth down and goal, with 1:47 left, Keel scored on a 1-yard run. The extra point was no good and

KEEL ON THE MOVE - Gibson County Pioneer fullback Michael Keel heads upfield, passing two

THE WALL - A Dresden running back tries to plow through GC’s David Arnold. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

TAKE DOWN - GC’s Xavier Wilkins wraps up the Dresden wide receiver. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Pharmacy technician program offered in Humboldt Adult Ed The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies in partnership with Jackson State Community College is offering the Pharmacy Technician program from 6-9:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 30, at the Adult Education Center in Humboldt. The cost is $999 including textbooks and lab supplies. The comprehensive 50hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology

specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, intravenous flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory

control and billing and reimbursement. For more information on this course, call UT Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies (ECOS) at 731-881-7082 or go online to http://www.utm. edu/departments/ecce/ nondegree/healthcare.php.

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the final scored was 26-6, for Dresden. GC finished with 91 rushing yards and 47

passing yards for 138 total yards and 7 first downs. Junior RB/LB Michael Keel had an outstanding

Dresden’s defenders. Keel had 14 carries for 87 yards and one touchdown. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

game on both offense and defense leading the team in rushing and tackles! He had 14 carries for 87 yards and one touchdown. Senior John Lee finished with 11 carries for 53 yards. Matt Littleton hauled in 4 catches for 42 yards. Defense leaders were: Keel with 10 tackles and 6 assists; Dustin Murdoch with 6 tackles and 3 assists; Clayton Yarbro with 4 tackles and 6 assists; John Lee with 3 tackles, 3 pass break-ups and an interception, and Desmond Sowell with 4 tackles and 3 assists. “Let me state for the records we are definitely seeing improvement in every Friday outing. We have a challenging football schedule and the games will be difficult down the stretch but I am confident we are headed in the right direction! We greatly missed senior QB Lee Whitaker and senior lineman Austin McMullen last night,” said coach Atkins. The Gibson County Pioneers will travel to Milan Friday night. Game time is 7:30.

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DOWNING THE QB - The Gibson County Pioneers defense #20 Dustin Murdock, #15 Michael Keel and #54 Cameron Johnson, swarms Dresden quarterback Dale Hutcherson. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

HALFTIME - The Gibson County Marching Pioneer Band perform at halftime with the percussion doing their solo. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

LONG DISTANCE CONNECTION - Pioneer senior wide receiver Matt Littleton goes airborne to haul in a pass for a first down. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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CLOSE CALL - Rutherford Pirate Mary Alice McKeand tries to tag Lady Eagle Chay Poynor. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Edmonds completes program Glynn Edmonds of Crockett, Dyer and Gibson counties is one of 14 county officials who have completed the Solid Waste Professionals Certificate Program (SWPCP), a training program offered by the University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) in conjunction with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Tennessee Solid Waste Directors Association. The first-ever graduating class graduated on September 1 during a special ceremony in Nashville. Class members who graduated also included: Michael Atkins of Monroe County; Danny Benard of Chester County; John DeMoll of Franklin

County; Randy Etheridge of Hardin County; Robert Hayes of Wayne County; Justin Holland of the City of Chattanooga; Gary Jackson of Tipton County; Clinton Neal of Haywood County; Mark Payne of Marion County; Mike Russell of Claiborne County; Mike Sweeney of Maury County; Morgan Thomas of Marshall County; and Charles Traylor of Fayette County. The inaugural class graduated after completing program requirements within nine months. It was originally projected that the required coursework would take at least 18 months to complete. SWPCP is designed to provide sound principles and practices in the planning, management and operation

of an integrated solid waste system. The comprehensive training program is specifically designed for the solid waste professional. The University of Tennessee County TechnicalAssistance Service provides direct assistance to county officials and their associations.

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LAST OUT - Dyer had a 4-0 win over Rutherford. Lady Eagle pitcher Marcie Cole pitched a 1 hitter. Here Cole gets the final out by making a catch on a pop up fly. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

It’s that time again! Have you had your spine checked lately? Now is the time! Total Health Chiropractic is offering $25.00 initial exams for three weeks! September 7th-24th, new patients will receive X-rays and a spinal nerve scan for no more than $25.00. Call (731) 855-0301 today or drop by to schedule your exam. We are located directly across from Peabody High School. We look forward to seeing you!!

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An online agricultural business degree offered by the University of Tennessee at Martin could be the next step for persons who are currently working in the agriculture industry and are seeking specialized skills in management. “The agribusiness sector represents a significant portion of the U.S. gross national product and is at the forefront of many developments in the next few years such as alternative energy and biotechnology,” said Dr. Joey Mehlhorn, UT Martin professor of agricultural economics. “This degree focuses on developing skills that will allow graduates to succeed in this progressive, highly technical and sophisticated field.” The curriculum will provide training in the fundamental areas of agribusiness such as management, marketing, finance, risk management and policy. Participation in the online agricultural business degree will allow a student the flexibility to pursue a degree program at home based on his or her schedule. “Many students completing the online agricultural business degree will have an advantage over students completing a traditional degree by already having demonstrated the drive and initiative to manage other responsibilities such as a job or family while simultaneously grasping cutting edge technologies needed to be successful in an online degree program,” said Dr. Scott Parrott, UT Martin assistant professor of agricultural economics. “For more information about the program, call UT Online at 866-587-7589 or 731-881-7764.

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Legal Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of CLARENCE B. KEATHLEY DOCKET: 19821P Notice is hereby given that on the 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, of 2010, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of CLARENCE B. KEATHLEY, deceased, 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 within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: JUNE 8, 2010. This 7TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2010. Signed: GLANEESE MINTON EXECUTRIX Estate of CLARENCE B. KEATHLEY SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM BILL BARRON 124 E. COURTSQUARE TRENTON, TN 38382 (2tp 9/22)


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LAND •1.5 Ac, Dyer - $9,500 •28 Ac - 45 By-Pass, Dyer - $140,000 •30 Ac - St Rt 105, Rutherford - $110,000 •45 Ac - Mercer Cut-Off Loop, Dyer - $125,000 •82.5 Ac - Horseshoe Loop, Dyer - $225,500 •185 Ac - Riverside Yorkville Rd, Dyer - $365,375


HUGE YARD SALE Friday and Saturday Sept. 17-18 at 312 Jan Lynn Rd. in Kenton. Many tools, table saw, router, work table, wood lathe, oil lamps, book, lots of glass ware, some depression, Vernon ware and clothes with much more.

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Over $11,000 raised for Special Olympics Saturday

GIBSON RECOGNIZED - Mark Gibson receives a plaque and special recognition from Charlie Fisher for his contributions to the Special Olympics event each year.

FIRST PLACE RIBBON - Tonya Haskins receives a first place ribbon from Lisa Neal.

ZARECOR RECEIVES PLAQUE - Jennifer Hendon, area director of the Gibson County Special Olympics (right), presents Pat Zarecor a plaque for her continued support to the Special Olympics event.

SIX TEAMS COMPETE - The Mousetrap Cookers, West TN Smokers, Mouth Full of Butts, Smoky Bottom Boys, Mule Skinners, and Skint Back Ribs participated in the annual Aint Pearl Zarecor BBQ Cook-off held Saturday. The grand prize of the BBQ Cook-off went to Roger Parker and daughter, Cassie Parker, members of the West TN Smokers.

Clinton rallies for McWherter

25 METER WALK Roland Wilkes competes in the 25 meter walk.

LONG JUMP - Dylan McBride participates in the Standing Long Jump event.

SOFTBALL THROW Maurice Grimes competes in the softball throw. (Photos by Brandi Howard, The Gazette)

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Last Thursday night, thousands of enthusiastic supporters descended on downtown Nashville and gathered on the lawn of the Hall of Fame Park to join former President Bill Clinton at a rally in support of Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Mike McWherter. After announcing that President Bill Clinton would be headlining a rally in support of Mike, the McWherter Campaign received 3,000 online requests to attend the event in less than a week. Despite an overcast sky and periodic sprinkles, enthusiastic voters flocked by the thousands and listened to leaders like Congressman John Tanner, Mayor Karl Dean, Governor Phil Bredesen, Representative John DeBerry, Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Mike

McWherter, and of course, President Bill Clinton. Following several speeches and an opening prayer by Rep. John DeBerry, Governor Phil Bredesen introduced Mike with a speech in which he asked, “Why would you want to change course now? Trim the sails maybe, but turn the ship completely around? That doesn’t make sense.” Upon taking the stage, Mike McWherter recounted his storied relationship with Bill Clinton and thanked him for his support. He also took the opportunity to highlight his opponent’s price-gouging in the wake of Hurricane Ike by stating, “In Nashville and throughout Tennessee, natural disasters are a time to help your neighbors and come together. For Bill Haslam and Pilot Oil, natural disasters mean only dollar

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Mike McWherter and former President Bill Clinton

signs.” After an introduction by McWherter, former U.S. President and Governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton took the stage and delivered an electrifying speech identifying obstacles Democrats must overcome to succeed in this election cycle. “There are three things we have too much of - too much apathy, too much anger, too much amnesia,” said Clinton. “The Tennessee governor’s race needs to be about what are we going to do now and who is more likely to do it.” Clinton discussed his long relationship with the McWherter family and identified Mike as “the only candidate that’s actually got a plan to increase the assistance to help small business expand and build on all the things Phil Bredesen has done.” Clinton reminded attendees Bush’s economic policies generated “only 1 million more jobs before the recession” and that it took him “8 years to balance the budget and eliminate the deficit, which my predecessor had quadrupled before I took office and my successor (George W. Bush) doubled after I left.”

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Tri-City Reporter September 15 2010

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