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Veteran says one tour in Vietnam was enough Dyer served 21 years in the U.S. Army including two tours in Korea

County Commission to meet Sept. 12th

BY MICHAEL ENOCHS Walter Dyer dedicated 21 years of his life to service in the United States Army. He went into service in April of 1959 and left the army life in 1980. During his army career Dyer did two tours in South Korea, two tours in Germany, and one tour in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971. Concerning Vietnam, Dyer said, “one tour was more than enough.� Dyer stated, “I really liked my stay in Germany. We were stationed near Munich in the mountainous regions of Bavaria, about one and one-half miles from where they have now built the Olympic Stadium. The country is beautiful and clean with castles everywhere. Bavaria has a lot of forests

Commissioners to vote on 8 districts plan BY STEVE SHORT Will it fly? A proposal to replace Gibson County’s 19 voting districts with a new, 8district setup will be presented for a vote by the County Commission Sept. 12. The Commission meets Monday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. at the Ed Jones Agricomplex in Trenton. A new 8-district map is recommended by a Redistricting Committee. Mike Galey, Field Representative with the County TechnicalAssistance Service will review the new map Sept. 12. State law requires that at least every ten years, county legislative bodies shall change the boundaries of districts or redistrict a county entirely if necessary to apportion the county legislative body so that the members represent substantially equal populations. The Gibson Co. Commission, which currently has 25 members in 19 districts, can decide the number of commissioners

DYER IS 21-YEAR VETERAN - Walter Dyer served 21 years in the army serving two tours in Korea, two tours in Germany ad one tour in Vietnam.

Wellness Check September 2011: A time to prepare

FREE HEALTH CLINIC – A free Health Clinic, modeled after what the 23-member Dyer First Baptist Church mission team did this past June in Quito, Ecuador, will be held Sunday, September 11 at the church’s Family Life Center. There will be free blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, free reading glasses and plenty of helpful information. RN Rachel Duck, (above) a member of First Baptist Dyer, checks a patients’ blood pressure in Ecuador. Mitzi Hester, RN, from First Baptist Bradford is in the background.

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County road improvement projects slated

Dyer First Baptist mission group to host free health clinic

The Gibson Co. Highway Department is announcing three road paving improvement projects to be completed in fiscal year 2011-12. The projects are done under the State Aid Program. Descriptions of projects are being presented to the Gibson County Commission Sept. 12. Projects are: •Gann Road – Near Idlewild 1.6 miles from R. A. Goodman Rd. to 1.5 miles north will be spot leveled and resurfaced with CW mix and painted pavement and markings. •Pleasant Hill Rd. – Near Medina Middle School 0.84 miles west of State Rt. 186 will be spot leveled and resurfaced with CWMix and painted pavement markings. •Morella Rd. – Near Kenton 1.6 miles from Bob Craig Rd. to West of Conover Needham Rd. will be spot leveled and resurfaced with CW-Mix and painted pavement markings.

First Baptist Church of Dyer will be hosting a free ‘Health Clinic’ at their Family Life Center on Sunday, September 11, from 2-5 p.m. The clinic will be modeled after what the 23-member mission team did this past June in Quito, Ecuador. There will be free blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks for diabetes, free reading glasses, a dental table with Dr. Amy

Theriac from Rutherford with helpful dental information, and a Birth Choice table. There will be a physical therapy station manned by Julie Richardson, a physical therapist from Dyer, as well as Derek Bullen who specializes in Aqua Therapy. Susan Barker from West Tennessee Health Care will have see page 3

Expo Center rodeo a big success The West Tennessee Expo Center held their first rodeo August 12 and 13. Through volunteer efforts from the board, committee members, and community support, the site was opened to host a successful rodeo. The crowd attendance was well over 1,000 over the two-day event. Both days listed approximately 70-plus contestants. Participants and spectators came from all over Tennessee. There were also visitors from Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia. Lone Star Rodeo Company directed by Preston Fowlkes, began setting up chutes and panels as early as Monday, August 8th. They added pens and closed one end of the existing arena to hold livestock, bulls and horses. Safety measures were put in place to protect participants and spectators. The rodeo company, well known for presenting a professional and fun show, was selected last year to hold the event. Board members attended other rodeo shows held by Lone Star to make sure it was fun, clean entertainment. Ray and Doug Cherry anxiously worked to complete the concession building, which had been previously see page 3



DOOR PRIZE WINNER - Rhonda Moore was among the many door prize winners at WTN Expo Center Rodeo. She won new programable thermostat from Parham Heating and Cooling. Chris Parham, a Friends of Gibson County officer, made the presentation.

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and even their forests are cleaner than our cleanest front lawns here in the United States. The Germans like to hike through the mountains and the woods. You will see them picking up sticks and any kind of debris as they are walking. Everyone there is interested in keeping things clean and healthy. Their wilderness lands look more like parks and gardens. They keep everything in pristine condition, including all those ancient castles.� Dyer added, “I have been on tours to see many of the castles. Those are some really fantastic building projects. It is a marvel how men could build such things. One castle I recall in particular was one of several castles belonging to a Bavarian King named Ludwig. The huge and very impressive see page 3

BY SUSAN R. COOPER, MSN, RN COMMISSIONER, TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Emergencies can happen without warning in communities just like yours, to people like you. Disasters like floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, disease outbreaks, water main breaks and power outages may affect people for days at a time. This September will mark the 10-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. September is National Preparedness Month, and the observance was founded after 9/11 to help increase preparedness in the see page 2

Marching Pioneers present free performance BY SHARON LEE The GCHS Band Community will present an open and free community performance Friday, September 9. The football team will be off that Friday which allows the band to practice/perform in the stadium. The band will practice from 6–8 p.m. and around 8:40 p.m. they will perform their 2011 production, “Never Forget.� You will see the band perform the show they will present during their first competition to be held Saturday, September 10 in Ripley. Everyone is invited to attend the practice and performance or just show up for the performance! This will be the first official time the students perform the show in full uniform with full props. We welcome the crowd interaction and know you will enjoy this inspiring show!

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Insight & Opinion

Clayburn Peeples reports: Sometimes, when I’m driving from one courthouse town to another, I listen to recordings of old radio shows on CD, and I’ve found that the commercials from the 40’s and early 50’s are often just as entertaining to listen to as the shows themselves are. And they can be vivid reminders of just how much things have changed. Take one I heard last week while listening to a World War II era recording of The Kraft Music Hall Show. “It’s the housewife’s best friend,” announcer Ken Carpenter said enthusiastically, “a nourishing one pot meal.” He was talking about Kraft’s hottest new product, introduced in 1937, that was already on its way to becoming one of the most popular food products in the world, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Back then they called it Kraft Dinner, and they advertised it as “. . . a meal for four in nine minutes for an everyday price of 19 cents.

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That’s right, the same size box as the one they sell now, was 19 cents back then, and they advertised it as a “meal for four.” Unfortunately, many families of four had to make it a meal in the waning days of the Depression. Before the Kraft Dinner hit the grocery shelves, macaroni and cheese was a casserole, made rather laboriously with macaroni, cheese and cream and baked in the oven. It was time consuming and fairly expensive to make, but the Kraft Dinner changed all that, because it was cheap and quick. And good. So good, Americans thought, that Kraft sold more than eight million boxes the first year it was in stores. Then, when World War II came along, with dairy and meat rationing and women leaving their homes to join the workforce, Kraft found a new advertising angle, aimed at women who worked during the day and came home too tired to prepare a traditional evening meal. “Don’t hurry, puff and wheeze,” the war

time Kraft commercials, urged them. “There’s a main dish that a breeze.” American cooks took the message to heart, and the Kraft Dinner became extremely popular as a meatless alternative meal. Plus, shoppers could get two boxes of Kraft Dinner for a single ration stamp, something the Kraft people reminded them of in nearly every commercial. And sales continued to climb. Some 50 million boxes were purchased during World War II alone, and by the time the 1950’s rolled around the dish, renamed Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, had become an American icon, served in nearly every home in the country. Especially homes with children. Kids love all sorts of pasta. (Children who eat at home average putting away 62 pounds of it a year.) But macaroni and cheese is their hands down favorite. It’s also extremely popular with adults, and why not? It contains all of modern America’s four basic food groups, fat, sugar, starch and salt. What’s not to like? Maybe that’s why Kraft sells more than a million boxes of it every day. That’s a lot of macaroni. The word “macaroni” by the way, is not just the name of the hollow spaghetti I grew up thinking it was. The term “macaroni” correctly used, refers to any dry pasta made with durum wheat. True macaroni does not contain eggs, and it must be


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made with durum wheat, a hard wheat that allows the macaroni dough to harden so it can be stored for long periods of time. Technically, the term “macaroni” refers, not to the shape of the pasta, but to the dough from which it is made. Whatever you call it, however, it has been a part of American life since at least 1802. That’s when President Thomas Jefferson served a new dish called macaroni pie at a state dinner. Historians say it was essentially a macaroni and cheese casserole. Jefferson had become enamored with pasta a few years earlier when he

discovered it in Paris while he was serving the young American nation as Minister Plenipotentiary to France, and he liked it so much he brought a macaroni mold back home with him. About 180 years later, First Lady Nancy Reagan shared her recipe for the same dish that she said was one of President Ronald Reagan’s favorite meals. And while Kraft may sell a million boxes of their rather pedestrian macaroni and cheese a day, there are also plenty of people who still make the fancy kind, taking the lowly dish to epicurean heights, offering such exotic

spices and fillers as saffron, truffles, figs and lobster. At the other end of the gastronomic spectrum, someone has come up with macaroni and cheese sushi, macaroni and cheese burgers, deep fried, batter dipped fried macaroni and cheese, macaroni and cheese omelets, meat loafs, burritos and pizzas. There are said to be at least two restaurants in New York that have nothing but macaroni dishes on the menu, and there is even one dish that combines macaroni and cheese with sugar frosted cereal flakes. Ugg! Even I’m not stupid enough to try that.

Letters to the Editor:

New 8-district plan seems better for the county Dear Editor, I attended the county redistricting committee meeting on August 23rd in Trenton. The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) made a recommendation that Gibson County adopt an 8 district plan rather than making adjustments in the current 19 district plan. Mr. Adkins with CTAS stopped just barely short of calling what we have with 19 districts a total mess. CTAS has no dog in the fight you might say. They simply suggest what they see is best for Gibson County. The new 8-district plan would make our elections far less complex and less

expensive over the next 10 years. The savings is not quantifiable but it is significant. Currently most of the 19 districts have 1 commissioner per district. Should a resident of one of these districts having only one commissioner not have a good relationship with his commissioner he might feel he has no representation. With the new 8-district plan every citizen would have either 2 or 3 commissioners he could turn to. It seems obvious that this would offer the residents of Gibson County better representation. Even though the 8-district plan was adopted by the committee, commissioners on the scene didn’t seem

to favor the new 8-district plan. It would create an environment where many of the commissioners could be running for office against each other in future elections. So we seem to have an 8-district plan that saves us money and offers better representation that was recommended by CTAS and better for the county opposed to a modification of the 19 districts we have now that would be best for the commissioners. Let’s watch and see if our commissioners do what is best for Gibson County or do what is best for themselves. David Nance Trenton Tn. Gibson County Patriots

September 2011: A time from page 1 United States. It offers a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for an unexpected emergency. It is my hope that all Tennessee residents not only take time to remember those lost on 9/11 but also take steps now to prepare for future emergencies. When a large scale disaster occurs, police and emergency rescue crews may not always be able to reach you quickly. You should be prepared to

go for three days without electricity, water or access to stores or local services. Planning and preparing for yourself and those in your care means following these three steps: •Get a Kit: Keep enough emergency supplies on hand. Store and rotate water, nonperishable food, first aid, prescription medications, clothing, bedding and sanitation supplies. Also keep general supplies like tools,

The Day the Statue of Liberty Cried She stood tall in the harbor With her majestic torch held high Keeping watch over New York City As the boats and barges floated by. Lady Liberty they call her The pride of the Upper Bay Waiting for the many visitors Who were sure to come that day. Suddenly the calm was broken By a loud and deafening roar The World Trade Center had been hit Skyward flames began to soar. An unreal horror then began No one could believe the sight When the second tower exploded And day turned into night. The air was filled with thick dark dust And the earth began to rumble As first one tower fell to the ground Then the second began to crumble. Silently the lady stood helpless As destruction tore apart The only world she’d ever known And loved with all her heart. She had no choice but to watch As thousands of innocent people died All hell broke loose that day in New York And the Statue of Liberty cried. 9-11-2001 Vicki L. King

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WTN Expo rodeo a big success from page 1 framed by the 2011 building and trades class at Gibson County High School. Clay Brewer under the supervision of Charles Nolan was given building plans and directed his class to construct the frame of the 16x20 building. Ray and Doug, Rhonda Casey’s dad and brother, worked tirelessly during the early morning hours trying to beat the 100+ degree temperature that was prevalent prior to the night of the rodeo. Hill Rogers, Phil Cooper, Randy Parham worked for many hours getting the site prepared. Other volunteer workers Bob McCurdy, Raymond McCurdy, Bob Couch and Ron Baird were among those that worked to ensure the site was prepared and the arena panels were secured.

They set up a temporary electrical pole so that the concession area would be equipped with electricity. Julie and Charles King of King Catering were effective and valuable in operating the Concession Stand. Ray and Mary Cherry, a Trenton Elementary School cook and Rhonda’s parents also assisted in the concession area. This turned out to be a very popular area throughout both rodeo days. A couple of favorites were ‘rodeo dogs’ and ‘rodeo nachos.’ Since water and sewer had not been installed, the expo committee approached local business owners, Benny and Micah McVay to provide enough restrooms to accommodate the crowd. In addition Barker Brothers also contributed to the project

by supplying dumpsters and garbage cans for the rodeo event. The Tennessee Army National Guard recruiter, Todd Carson volunteered tents and set them up for vendors who had sponsorships of Gold and Silver. Of course First Choice Farm and Lawn donated some much-needed equipment, a Kubota tractor and All Terrain Vehicle. A tent was set up for ‘Rodeo Operations’ where small injuries could be treated and lost and found items could be left. There was also information from the Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce listing activities available in Gibson County in hopes of bringing some of the participants and spectators back to the area. They were given brochures, information about the three

County Commission to meet Sept. 12th from page 1 to serve in the new 8districts plan. The state requires between 9 and 25 commissioners total. Each district could have one, two or three commissioners. In the 8-districts plan, each district would have about 6,200 residents. In the 19-district setup, each district has about 2,000 residents. Some commissioners said the 8-district plan would “not fly.” Several commissioners indicated they favor keeping things “like they are,” with 19 districts and 25 commissioners. But County Mayor Tom Witherspoon said districts have to be redrawn because of population changes. Other agenda items Sept. 12: •Property rezoning – Commission will vote on request to rezone John Nissley property north of Rutherford on Hwy 45 (St. Rt. 5) near Northerns Chapel Rd. from Agriculture to Industrial. Bordering properties are owned by Paul Tate and Robert Pierce. •Pay raises for judges – Due to a mistake in budget preparations, the county owes $3,430 to cover 1.6% salary increases for General Sessions Judge and Juvenile Court Judge. The state salary schedule says salaries of county judges will increase annually in the same manner as state court judges, in accord with the consumer price index change. •New roof for Justice Dept. – Cost of a new roof

for the Justice Dept. is estimated at $44,000. •Chancery Court equipment – A reserve fund will be established to pay for computer equipment costing $4,039.30. •Health Dept. salaries – State grants will pay $17,527 for Health Dept. salaries and benefits. •Retirement funds - $2,699.28 is owed to the state Consolidated Retirement Fund for employees of the County Clerk’s office. For some time, the County Mayor’s office did not oversee the payroll for the County Clerk and staff, and the county portion of payroll was omitted on the retirement contribution worksheet. •Damaged ambulance – Insurance will pay $4,929.65 to repair a 2006 Ford Ambulance damaged during storms April 25, 2011. •Elections – Commission will vote to elect a chairman. Traditionally the post is held by the County Mayor. Chairman Pro-Tempore Butch Shelton will preside over the vote. Following the election of a chairman, commissioners will vote for a new chairman pro tempore. •Zoning Appeals Board - Joe Elliott, incumbent is recommended for a new 3year term on the Board of Zoning Appeals. Elliott’s term ends Sept. 2011. •Contributions to charities – Commission will vote to approve $30,975 for local charitable groups. The Patterson Training and Rehab Center in Trenton is largest recipient with

$12,375. •Litter pickup – Sheriff’s Dept. applies for a Dept. of Transportation grant to fund litter collection. •Delinquent taxes Meeting of Delinquent Tax Committee is set for 8:30 a.m. with County Attorney Floyd Flippin to discuss land parcels deeded to the county. •Debt management – Commission will review a new debt management policy from state Comptroller. Justin Wilson. In 2010, the Tenn. State Funding Board directed government entities – like the Gibson Co. Commission – to draft and adopt their own debt management policies by Dec. 31, 2011. The State Funding Board is helping public entities prepare their own policies. The Comptroller says adopting financial policies can help entities make better financial decisions, provide clear objectives for staff, demonstrate strong financial management practices to credit rating agencies, and distinguish policy decisions from transaction decisions. The state asks the Gibson Co. Commission to apply four principles in a debt management policy: understanding the transaction, explaining to all citizens what is being considered, avoiding conflicts of interest, and disclosing costs and risks. •Roads – Commission will review an inventory of county roads and three road improvement projects on Gann Rd., Morella Rd. and Pleasant Hill Rd.

Dyer First Baptist mission from page 1 important information on health screenings, living wills, medical power of attorney and lots of other good information! “This is a free service to the community and we would like to invite you to come and visit with us,”

said church and mission team member Doug Duncan. In addition, there will be lots of activities for the kids. They will have jumpers, face painting and lots of activities for the afternoon. Refreshments will be available during the

afternoon as well. “Come visit with us on September 11th, 2-5 p.m. at our Family Life Center. It will be a great time to visit with friends and family; it’s free, and it could be very beneficial to your health,” added Duncan.

campsites at the Gibson County Lake, Gibson County Fair circulars and more. T-shirts were sold as well as additional program books. The t-shirts were designed especially for this rodeo. They have ‘This is

our First Rodeo’ on back. Another tent was occupied by Parham Heating and Cooling who helped the crowd cool off with their hand held fans. Felecia Bella had boutique items available in her tent. City Lumber was

there greeting the crowd with a warm welcome and Gatorade. The Gibson Farmer’s Co-Op was set up with a selection of items as well as catalogs of items. Dale’s Recycling provided information and talked with spectators.

LOCAL COMMUNITY SUPPORT - Many area businesses provided door prizes given out during the First Annual West TN Expo Center Rodeo. A door prize from City Lumber was won by Dawn Taner (above) with Scott and Patty Wright. Laronda Isbell (lower photo) won the Farm Credit Services gift bag and Jon Murry won a pie from King’s Catering Service. (photos by Lori Cathey)

Veteran says one tour from page 1 castle was built on an island in the middle of a lake. It is a wonder how they managed to build it.” “While I was in Germany, our unit hauled food to our military bases in the region. I was the only refrigeration mechanic in our unit and was responsible for keeping eleven refrigerated trucks operational. It was a law in Germany that between the hours of 6 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. on Monday, no tractor trailer rigs, either civilian or military, are allowed on the roads.” Dyer continued, “Compared to Germany and South Korea, my one year in Vietnam was a nightmareworse than a nightmare. We were in an engineer unit based in the delta near a town called Phan Thiet. Our unit was building a part of the Main Supply Route 1 highway between the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon and the deep water harbor at Cam Ranh Bay where we had a major naval base and cargo harbor.” “During the whole year we were there in 1970 and 1971, we worked seven days a week and never had a day off. We would set out from our base each morning and would have to sweep the entire area for mines and other traps before we could do any work. You couldn’t tell who the enemy was in Vietnam because they all dressed in black, the same as the civilians,” said Dyer.

“They mostly attacked at night when we were back at our base. We had a group of infantry with us but they were usually behind us. We didn’t have any infantry in front except patrols. The enemy would attack on and off at different times. We were continually having incoming mortar attacks at night.” “We knew when we were going to be attacked because the house girls and momasans that worked at the base camp cooking and cleaning wouldn’t show up for work that day or for two days in a row. That night the mortar rounds would start up. The sweetest thing we saw was our Hornet helicopter gunships coming in blazing. Every sixth round the gunships fired was a tracer round and would light up the area with what looked like streams of fire so we could see what was really going on. We would go out the next day and search for bodies but seldom found anything.” Dyer explained. “I don’t talk much about Vietnam. Those that saw the least talk the most. In my opinion, we were not over there to win the war at all. I think that every bit of it was political. That’s my opinion. Of course, opinions are like noses. Everybody has got one,” Dyer continued. “I have a few things from my military career that I am

proud of. One is a plaque presented to me by our Army Engineers commander in South Korea, another is a plaque presented to me by the South Korean military that we worked with while we were there. Dyer concluded, “I don’t know what this country is coming to, lately. The veterans’ pensions have been reduced and their taxes have increased twice. That hurts the veterans, especially with the economy like it is now. It is not fair. We served this country to protect our citizens, and our way of life, and this is the way we are treated. What is wrong with the people we put in charge of running the country? Where have they sent all the work? They have sent it overseas to many of our enemies. It still doesn’t change the price of products, because in the end, it hurts America. Millions of veterans went to serve the country and many have died for their country. We didn’t do it so that the country could end up like it is now with no jobs, empty factories and empty businesses. The people we elect should always put America first and the people who got rich and powerful here should always put America first. Without the America we veterans fought to protect, the rich and powerful wouldn’t be rich and powerful.”

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Keely Mill Our Sunday morning Labor Day services began with everyone standing and singing the hymn “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.� Berl O’Brein led us in opening prayer. We all dismissed to our Sunday school classes. Christy Skelton led the adult class in prayer then she did a good job teaching us our lesson “Good News To Tell,� from Romans 1:117. Christians have reasons and opportunities to tell others about the gospel. Al Margadonna led us in closing prayer. Our Sunday morning worship hour began with Elaine Fields playing the piano and Mike Fields and the youth church choir leading us in the hymn “Blessed Assurance.� Mike Fields led us in opening prayer. Rejoice in the Lord always. Bro. Steve welcomed everyone to Keely Mill and made many announcements. We had many praise reports that we lifted up to the Lord. We all enjoyed our time of meet and greet with our church family and visitors where many handshakes and hugs were shared with each other. We thank the Lord for our visitors. Janice Chrisman and Dakota Warren blessed us with our special music as they beautifully sang, “ How Long Has It Been?� Children’s church was dismissed to Jennifer Fields.

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They had a time of prayer requests and got into their lesson. We all stood at the reading of Jesus’ word as Bro. Steve read from John 4:35-38. Lift us your eyes, and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest. Felichia Fields dismissed morning services in prayer as the hymn “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus� was sung. Our Sunday night services began with the beautiful hymn, “Amazing Grace.� Alexis Diggs led us in opening prayer. Bro.Steve led the discipleship training class in prayer before doing a good job teaching us our lesson Christlikeness in a sinful world with the background passages coming from Ephesians 6:11-18. Prayer demonstratedourdependence on God as we use the armor to fight the battle. We are to pray at all times in the spirit and stay alert. Our Sunday night worship hour began with everyone singing the hymn “Trust and Obey.� Keith Hamlin led us in opening prayer. We had a time of prayer requests and then a season of prayer. After services we all dismissed to the fellowship hall where everyone enjoyed a Labor Day special time of games, fun and fellowship with grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings. Read your Bibles and be people of prayer this week.

Dyer Church of Christ The morning services had an attendance of 104 and 77 in Sunday school. Our message for the morning service came from the book of Matthew 5:17-20. Christ came to fulfill the law, when we follow him we fulfill the law also. The authority of Jesus is through his word, his miracles confirmed the word so we can know and teach the truth. Jesus gives us a warning, if you’re not more righteous than the Pharisee’s or the scribes, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Our message for the evening service came from the book of 1 John 5:613, The certainty of God’s witness. God has given us the witnesses of Jesus and the truth through his word. The witness of God is greater than the witness of men. He who

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believes in the son of God has the witness in himself. He who has the son of God has the life, eternal life. Remember in prayer: Jerry and Reitha Martin, our hearts go out to the family of Michael Bell, Leford Smith and Mack Wyatt. This has been a difficult week for many families of our congregation and we pray that God will ease their pain during this time. Please remember these families in your prayers. The teachers retreat will be Saturday, September 24th at Bobby and Sabrina Sullivan’s home so bring your fishing pole and lawn chair. Our next youth devotional will be September the 25th at Don and Donna Abbott’s home.

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Kenton News by Cindy Lamar

The population of Kenton has increased by one with the addition of Braden Robertson. Making his much anticipated arrival on August 31, little Braden was born to Reverend Brian and Mrs. Ann Robertson. The precious little citizen has a big sister and a large congregation of “family� members at the First Baptist Church who rejoice in his arriv al. Congratulations to the Robertson family. In what was to be a reunion of old friends who hadn’t seen one another for several years, Cindy and Ronnie Lamar drove South last week to Mississippi. Anxiously awaiting their visit was former Kenton resident and dear friend to the Lamars, Faith Wigdor. Having only a couple of days to visit, Faith and Cindy did their best to squeeze in as much as possible. Armed with picture albums, endless stories of children all grown up and grandchildren’s arrivals they talked and laughed and cried and had the most wonderful time. The ladies also enjoyed a brief visit with

Faith’s daughter, Tiffany. With another visit already planned, the “old� friends said their good-byes and the Lamar’s made their way back to Tennessee with great new memories to recall. Food for Thought: I heard a song today and thought of you; it seemed you still were here. I smelled a smell today that took me back, to good times of yesteryear. I had a dream today, our lives were still the same. But I soon awoke to reality, and felt the same lonely pain. Prayer List: Bobby and Carol Primrose, Vickie Robinson, Jimmy Simmons, Regina Davis, Jackie Zaricor, Bonnie Graves, Easton Hopper, Joe Smith, Judy Webb, Regina Miller, Jesse and Elaine Davidson, Henry and Cathy Herane, Paul Lee Williams, Doris and Sam Weatherly, David Stephenson, Lil and W.T. Wardlow, Virginia and Elmer Williams, Sally Copeland, Eurby Sanders, Freda Lamar, PeeWee Wyrick, Racine Hodges, Gwen Rickard and Clint Mcodge.

Bethpage By Joyce Brown Good morning friends. Oh, what a welcome relief to feel the cooler breezes. However, many are suffering from the effects of turbulent weather so we want to remember to pray for their recovery. Several families were out of town for the holiday weekend but we still had a good crowd for Sunday services. Bro. James and Natalie traveled to New Orleans and are somewhat stranded according to an email from them, but we’re trusting God’s provision to get them back home safely. Timothy Griggs was sung to as he had a birthday last week. Jo and Tina played “Follow Me� during quiet time and call to worship was “Jesus, Something about That Name.� We were blessed to have Candace Joyce bring our special “Keep the Candle Burning� and Nathan Joyce preached in the absence of Bro. James. God is really using this young couple in

a mighty way to spread the good news. We always need to remember to lift up these preacher boys in prayers and encouragement as they grow and learn in His work. He preached from 1 Peter 3:8-12 on the title “Stepping Out of Bounds.� His focus was on purifying our speech, planning Godly actions, and pursuing God’s righteousness. Those are attributes we need to cultivate and use daily to bring glory to our Father. From the pastor’s pen: To all who are in Christ, this should inspire anticipation. We aren’t called down to the grave, but up to the father. Revelation 11:11-12 Now after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. And they heard a loud voice from Heaven saying to them, “Come up here.� And they ascended to Heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. Amen

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North Union Did Labor Day turn out to be a day “of� work or a day “off� work for you? It was not a day of rest at our house, but a day that was spent just trying to catch up. But whatever you did, I hope that the Lord blessed it! I really enjoyed church on Sunday, all the way from Sunday School in the morning to our monthly fellowship that evening. In between, the children received a wonderful message from Miss Sally about the little camel who asked so many questions. He found out that he was created with special feet, eyelashes and a hump so he could serve his purpose in a desert environment. Our youngsters learned they too were uniquely created to serve the purposes of God. We learned that each of us was created to bring glory to God. Are you fulfilling your purpose? We were challenged by Bro. Don’s message to consider the question, “How Would You Like to Be Known?� The Apostle Paul told us that the church at Thessalonica was known as a church of outstanding faith. We are told in the Bible that “without faith it is impossible to please God.� So hopefully as individuals and as a church we will have an ever-growing faith. Are you a person who

daughter of Mary (Keathley and Algie Glisson.) Her siblings are Paul, Wade, Boone, Ruby (Watson), Jerry and James Glisson. Thank you for helping us wish her a happy 90th birthday.

By Connie Cooper “knows it and shows it� in your everyday life? Several of our members attended the baptism of Corinne Rutherford at Mt. Pleasant church. So while the regulars were away, Sandy Whitley and Dylan Joyce helped out with the music. We also appreciate Danielle for leading the music on Sunday night. In his evening sermon about “Priorities,� Bro. Don told us that God should not be among them. Now don’t get excited! What Bro. Don did say is that God needs to be “The� priority, not simply among our many priorities. If God is not first in your life and in a class all His own, then you have your priorities wrong! After services we shared a meal and a time of fellowship. We had a good time playing some board games such as Scrabble and a game called Apples for Apples. All ages had a good time. This week we wish a happy anniversary to Jimmy and Michelle Goad. I hope you have a good week and enjoy this cooler weather. Keep praying for each other and our country. Pray that God will bring someone across your path this week with whom you can share His love. I’ll see you in church next Sunday.

Sunday School for Shut-Ins When you’re ready please read I John 3:22. Whose sight are we trying to get? Whose approval are we trying to win? The heart without love is the heart without Jesus (I John 3:17). “By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.� I John 3:16 NKJV. That’s how we know the meaning and the purpose of love. Jesus himself said: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved� John 3:16-17 NKJV.

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God is love and Jesus was then the picture of love- love is Person, Jesus gave His life for us. And that’s how we know what real love is. When we see the Picture of Love = Jesus at Calvary then we can compare what we call love with the picture. What a picture! Forgiveness is a requirement, not an option The unwillingness to forgive is evidence of hatred. Love and hate don’t abide together. Jesus is real. We abide in Him. We can touch Him. Jesus laid down His life for all- whosoever. We’re each one in our own witness chair. We cannot judge anyone else but we’re commanded to examine ourselves, judging our own heart to see if we are in the faith (Matthew 7:1, I Corinthians 13:5).

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THOMAS RECOGNIZED - Ladies from the Gibson County Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Organization recently recently presented Mrs. Catherine Thomas of Dyer, Tennessee, a gold pin commemorating the 65 years she has been a member of that organization. Mrs. Thomas was a Home Economics teacher at Dyer High School for most of her career. Members present were Pat Barnett, Jackie Tucker, Ann Pope, Catherine Thomas and president Barbara Fisher. Delta Kappa Gamma is an international organization that supports women in education around the world.

Rutherford 1st Baptist By Katheryn Blankenship Last Monday night, my Sunday school class went to Cheddar’s, the newest place to eat in Jackson. One thing about it, you don’t leave hungry. In fact you carry enough home for a meal the next day! One person in the group ordered a piece of chocolate cake. When they brought it out, it looked to be a fourth of a cake. It was passed around for others to taste. Still there was a big piece left to take home. There were several out

Sunday visiting family and taking short trips, but we still had a good crown for the morning preaching service. Danny and Beverly Dunn had two pews taken up with their kids and grandkids. It’s always good to see families worshipping together. Bro. Jason’s morning message was, “Singleness.� He brought out the challenges of being single. Sunday evening we studied Revelations 12. There will be women’s Bible study

The Grapevine Our town and community were saddened Saturday morning when we learned of the death of Judge J. C. McLin of Memphis. His funeral will be held Saturday, September 10, at the Peabody High School gym at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the gym. Judge McLain and his sisters Shirley and Patsy grew up in St. Paul M.B. Church. Their father, the late Rev. Henry McLain, was the pastor at St. Paul for many, many years. Our love and sympathy is extended to the family. Brandon Jennings. Lue Shondea Dennis, Chantia Abbott, and Sarah Alford dined at the China Pan in Union City Saturday afternoon after they finished with choir practice. M.L. and Earlene Robinson and grandson T’Kai of Lansing, Michigan visited Harriette Alford and the Skinners last week. Harriett’s birthday was August 31 and the Robinson’s came especially to help her celebrate her birthday. They carried her shopping on Tuesday and treated her to a birthday dinner on Wednesday at Ryan’s in Jackson. I was invited and joined them for dinner. We had a wonderful service at St. Paul Sunday morning, beginning with a very good Sunday school. Pastor Willie Pounds delivered an inspiring message. His topic was “Do You Have Any Fruits in You,� was found in Galatians: 2226 and 1 Corinthians 13. The mass choir provided the music. We were so glad to have Aleah Taylor and Cameron Flowers worship with us. Nannie Taylor was really happy to have them since we were

starting later this month on Thursday nights. “Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed.� If you are interested, check with the church office. Our hearts, as a nation, are sad this week, remembering 9/11. All the ones who lost their lives and the families they left behind. We pray for our loved ones in service who are risking their lives daily for our country. Those having birthdays this week are Jarica Coble and Grace Eakes.

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observing Grandparent’s Day in our morning service. The Booker family of Florida visited the William Edmonds family last week. Mr. William was especially happy to see Amber and his great-granddaughter. Sunday September 11, 2011, the members of St. Paul will be observing our pastor and wife’s 22nd anniversary. Rev. Roscoe Myles and

Clora’s Chapel C. P. Church of Dyer will be our afternoon guests. Everyone is invited to worship with us. Archie Scates, Eric Skinner, and Helen Jackson also attended the funeral of Evelyn Skinner in St. Louis. Mary Warren, Ronnie, Denita and Miracle Armstrong, Felicia Jones, Raven, and Essence shopped in Paducah Saturday.

Golden Agers For the last meeting in August, many Golden Agers were in other pursuits, and only 12 were present, but the food was good; the music delightful; and the Bible study and fellowship joyous. However, many families were grieving because of loss of loved ones including Michael Bell, Bob Williams, Leslie Eddlemon, George Douglass, and Mae Pack. Kenny McEwen led a prayer for the families and friends of hose who recently passed away, and for those sick which comprise: Dot Oliver, Austen and Christie Fincher, Emily Parks, Barbara Watson, Rita Hicks, and James Richards. Praise reports were given for Larry London, who is well and going back to work, and for Andy Baird who is recovering rapidly. Anne Thompson and Kenny McEwen led the group in singing, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms� and “Love Lifted Me.� To complete the music worship Kenny sang, “My Tribute.� The Golden Agers also sang acapella the birthday song to Alice Ernest. Prayers were uplifted for



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Bro. Jerry Legg, who will be ministering to the church family in Japan, with whom he has served during many mission trips. He is carrying a gift from Dyer FBC to assist the church there as they helped a sister church that was destroyed n the horrible earthquake to rebuild. The Golden Agers gave Bro. Legg a monetary gift for him to use in any way he has a need. His term of service will be September 6 - October 3. Bro. Michael Barnett, Dyer FBC minister of youth and children, brought the devotional of the morning, considering the scriptures Psalms 19: 1-4, Matthew 17:26, and Psalms 6:5. He recalled the horrible events of September 11, 2001, which were acts of terror. President Bush declared that freedom was under attack. The U.S. was under attack because it is the brightest beacon of freedom in the world. Yet Max Lucado said that God allows such tragedies because he occupies another level. We think about protecting the body, but God has the complete picture. We are God’s masterpiece and he does care for everything about us.

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Humboldt - Funeral services for Edna Sue McCaslin, 75, were August 25, 2011, in the chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home with Bro. John Coleman officiating. Interment followed in Mount Olive Cemetery of Dyer. Mrs. McCaslin passed away from this life on August 23, 2011, at Gibson General Hospital. She was born January 27, 1936, in Gibson County; the daughter of the late J. P. and Corabell Burnes Coleman. She was an LPN and had retired from home nursing care. Mrs. Edna is survived by one son, Kenny McCaslin and wife Candi; three daughters, Harolyn Butler, Regina Cook and spouse Bubba, Kerry Sullivan and spouse Tim; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, James Coleman and spouse Fairy, Jimmy Ballentine and spouse Pat, Taylor Ballentine and spouse Lee; two sisters, Teresa Ragan and spouse Aubrey, and Winonda Reynolds. Karnes and Son Funeral Home were honored to serve the family of Edna Sue McCaslin.


Dyer - Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Kay Lindsey, 64, were held on September 5, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Legg officiating. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery of Dyer. Mrs. Lindsey passed away from this life on September 3, 2011. She was born February 19, 1947, in Parsons, Tennessee; she was the daughter of the late Ivalea Sykes Chumney and stepfather Max Burdette and wife Doris. Mrs. Lindsey is survived by one daughter, Tomesa Speer and husband Steve; two sons, Steven Inman, and J. P. Inman and wife Kelli; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Renae Ferguson, and two brothers, Tony Burdette, and Darrell Chumney. Mrs. Lindsey was a retired Assistant Manager for Delta, she also enjoyed helping with the Precious Memories Day Care. Karnes and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Carolyn Kay Lindsey.


Ripley - Funeral services for Mrs. Majorie Louise Garrett, 84, were conducted on September 4, 2011, in the chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home with Bro. John Coleman officiating the services. Interment followed in New Bethlehem Cemetery of Dyer Mrs. Garrett passed from this life on August 31, 2011, at Humboldt General Hospital. She was born March 7, 1927, in Dyersburg, Tennessee; the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rhodes. Mrs. Garrett retired as a home health care worker. Mrs. Garrett is survived by husband, Sherrod Garrett; three children and two step-children; Peggy Wilkerson McCage (John), Mary Wilkerson Dover, James Wilkerson, Jr. (Gloria), Patrick Garrett (Linda) and Teresa Garrett Whiteside; nine grandchildren, Angie Murchison (Ronnie), Kim Luchmann (Scott), Keith Dover, Kari Dover, James Wilkerson, Amanda Wilkerson, David Garrett, Ricky Garrett, Zachary Whiteside; eight great-grandchildren, Brandice Reid, Tiffany Reid, Brandt Reid, Kody Kirk, Kory Kirk, Kaitlyn Dover, Ethan Dover, Ben Wilkerson, and three great-great-grandchildren, Addison Gammons, Cayden Gammons and Kaleigh-Beth Gammons. She was preceded in death by a grandchild Andrea Wilkerson Falise. Karnes and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Marjorie Louise Garrett.


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Trenton - Funeral services for Elliott Nelson, 26, were held September 4, 2011 at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mr. Nelson, graduated from Peabody High School, where he played football for all four years, graduated from Excelsior University earning a Bachelors Degree, and was an analyst for Cobham Analytic Solutions in Huntsville, AL. He passed awayAugust 31, 2011 at his home in Huntsville,AL. He is survived by his wife, Lindsey Nelson of Rutherford, a daughter, Farrah Grace Nelson of Rutherford, his mother, Diane Lovell Scruggs of Humboldt, a brother, Chris Nelson and wife Jennifer of McKenzie, and a sister, Shanna Nelson of Humboldt. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronnie E. Nelson, Sr.


Madison - Funeral services for Michael Charles Bell, 49, were conducted on Saturday, September 3, at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home with William Alan Bell and Lynn Tharpe officiating. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery of Dyer. Mr. Bell passed away from this life on August 26, 2011. He was born September 8, 1961 to Eugene and Betty Bell. Michael is survived by two brothers, Howard Bell and wife Karen, and William Alan Bell and wife Jennifer; two nieces, Chelsea Bell and McKenna Bell; two nephews, Zachary Bell and William Alan (Will ) Bell II. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Billy and Kate Terrell, and Charles and Mary Bell. Michael received his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering Transportation, and was a Licensed Professional Engineer with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, designing many bridges primarily in East Tennessee. One of his designs was selected as an award winner from the National Concrete Institute for rehabilitation of a concrete arch bridge on Elk Avenue in Elizabethtown. Michael was a member of the Madison Church of Christ, and an active member with the Meals on Wheels program. He also helped with driving the church bus for the Seniors. Michael was also a member of the Engineering Fraternity. Karnes and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Michael Charles Bell.


Dyer - Funeral services for Mr. Edward Eugene Oliver, 91, were conducted on September 8, in the chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home with Bro. Barnett officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Oliver passed from this life on September 4, 2011, at Regional Hospital of Jackson. He was born August 6, 1920, in Dyer; the son of the late George “Jack” Vernon and Nancy Louise Taylor Oliver. Mr. Oliver had retired as plant manager of Liberty Pajama Company of Bradford and worked as the park director for the City of Dyer. He served his country with the U.S. Army from 1942--1945. He was the recipient of 5 Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal and a World War II Victory Medal. He is survived by his spouse, Dorothy Lindsy Landrum Oliver; two sons, Daniel Edward Oliver and David Eugene Oliver; four grandchildren, Nathan Oliver, Matthew Oliver, Casey Oliver and Cory Oliver; nine siblings, James Oliver, Robert Oliver, Martha Mosley, Verna Mae Judy, Janet Thompson, Margaret Sue McCaslin, Evelyn Bunch, Marie Workman, and Mary “Ellena” Isbell. He was preceded in death by his brother George Oliver. Karnes and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Edward Oliver.

MACK WYATT Dyer - Funeral serivces for Mr. Mack Wyatt, 85, were conducted on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, in the chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home with Lynn Tharpe officiating. Interment was in Shiloh Cemetery of Bradford. He passed away from this life on September 4, 2011, at his residence in Dyer. He was born March 31, 1926, in Dyer; the son of the late Bob and Alice Wyatt. He was retired from Dyer Fruit Box Company. Mr. Wyatt is survived by two daughters Judy Clark and husband Donald, and Linda Garrett, seven grandchildren, Timothy Glisson, Jessica Adams, Dustin Glisson, Jonathan Glisson, Teresa Clark, Terrie Diza, Michael Clark, six great grandchildren, Avery Glisson, Zion Adams, Casey Adams, Katie Glisson, Kristan McCurillis, Jaelyn Clark. He was preceded in death by his spouse Martha Wyatt. Karnes and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mack Wilson Wyatt

REVIVAL SERVICES Trimble Assembly of God Church is having a revival service September, 11 to September 14, 2011. Sunday services are 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday 6:30 p.m. nightly. Evangelist will be Dennis Thrasher. Pastor is James Roberts. Everyone is welcome. TRIMBLE ALUMNI ASSOCATION REUNION The Trimble Alumni Association will hold their annual reunion September 24th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trimble School hosted by the Class of 1961. There will be refreshments.

Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell We all were very thankful to God for allowing us to live so that we could worship Him in Spirit and truth on Sunday. Sometimes, we may take living for granted and never stop to thank the one who gave us life in the first place. It was God who breathed into each one of us the very “breath of life.” It was God who created us in His “very own image.” It is God who loved us so much that He “gave His only Son, Jesus Christ to die for our sins.” Isn’t that enough to be thankful for? I hope that you will get your Bibles and turn and read Romans 12:1, 2 and Philippians 3:17-21. The apostle Paul tells us to “not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Again in Philippians he said; “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory.” God’s objective in Christ is to change us into what God intended for us to be when He brought us into being. Our lesson title for Sunday was “Thankfully, God Calls Me to Change.” Grace gives me the opportunity to make the journey of changing the

person I am. No matter how evil my past has been, I can be a different person in Christ Jesus. Transformation is my way to say, “Thank you!” to God for the grace that made my forgiveness possible. As a Christian, I cannot make transformation’s journey without changing my life. Whether we realize it or not, life involves change, but hopefully wisdom as well. There is a “before” and “after” because God, with your permission, changed you. Your reason for coming to Christ was to put off the old self and put on the new self. Metamorphosis is the word used to describe what happens when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Now, that is change! They neither look nor function alike! God’s intent with Jesus Christ in you is to change you! This is a radical change, a change of who you are as a person. First, you change the way you think – God teaches you a new way to think. Second, you begin a search - a continuing study to prove what is God’s will is for you. Is this what is happening in your Christian existence as a man or woman who has, by choice placed yourself in Jesus Christ by obeying His word? Change is something that is constant in our lives. I pray that you are ever seeking more and more change in your life as you let Jesus Christ live in you and become like Him.

New Hope By Shirley Hooper Last Sunday through Wednesday, Brother Lammie Lammersfeld led New Hope in a great revival. Brother Terry Owens directed the music with specials each service. The spirit of the Lord was felt; everyone was greatly blessed. Sunday morning we welcomed Labor Day visitors that are always our honored guests. Doug Jones brought our special music, “I Believe Jesus Died for Me.” Our minister Brother Corey Meggs delivered a, “Winning Game Plan for Witnessing,” that included four main points: 1) Find good soil, 2) Be open to God’s transition, 3) Make the most of every opportunity and 4) Remember our partner, the

Holy Spirit. Scripture was Matthew 13:3-8. 18-23. Sunday evening Brother Corey’s sermon was “Are You Willing to Obey God?” taken from Jeremiah 42:143.3. We are to trust God and look at our problems through eyes of faith. If we run from problems, they will follow us. Remember those on our prayer list and our friends at the nursing home. One preacher enjoyed a hearty chicken dinner during revival. Looking out the window after dinner he remarked, “That rooster seems to be a mighty proud and happy bird.” Someone replied, “He should be; his oldest son just entered the ministry.”

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TAKEDOWN - Pioneers #65 Jake Wylie and #43 Trey Wiese hunt down Milan’s running back for a loss of yardage. Gibson County lost to Milan 54-7 Friday night. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

TOUCHDOWN - GC’s Markee Brown #29 runs for a touchdown against Milan during Friday night’s game. Brown was selected as Player of the Week. Markee led the team in all-purpose yards, scored the only TD of the game for the Pioneers and made several tackles on defense. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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OUT OF THE WAY - Senior Pioneer #59 Clayton Yarbro pushes Milan’s offensive lineman out of his way and jumps over to get to the quarterback. Yarbro led the Pioneers in defensive tackles with 22. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

SOCCER CAPTAINS - 2011 Lady Pioneers Soccer Captains are #10 Anna Santaniello and #1 Mary Phillips. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

GETTING THE QUARTERBACK - Gibson County senior #54 Cameron Johnson goes after the Milan Bulldogs quarterback as Pioneer #73 Marcaous Bailey also has his eye on him. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

GCHS PIONEER PLAYER OF THE WEEK – The GCHS Pioneer Player of the Week for September 2nd is Markee Brown of Dyer. Brown is a junior at GCHS. In the game against Milan, he had three tackles, 11 carrys with yards per carry-3.64, touchdowns-1, and assists-2. Brown scored the only touchdown of the game. He had 40 yards, the longest was a 17yard gain. Presenting Markee with a special game ball is Farmers and Merchants of Rutherford Bank loan officer Blake Smith. The GCHS Player of the Week is sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank of Rutherford, a branch of Farmers & Merchants of Trezevant.

BRING US YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE GCHS 2011 PIONEER LADY SOCCER TEAM - Members of the 2011 Gibson County Lady Pioneers Soccer team are (not in order) Mary Phillips, Courtney Gammons, Caitlyn Fisher, Rachel Mcminn, Lynsey Crews, Jessamy Moore, Lexi Whitley, Anna Santaniello, Autumn Green, Jennifer O’Brian, Danielle Rickman, Jessi Dyer, Doressa Anderson, Amber Fields, Kendall Lawler, Ashley Clanton, Haley Warwick, Paxton Reason, Katelyn Rickman, Melanie Spain, Head Coach Scott Jewell, Coach Jessie Taylor and manager Jennifer O’Brian.(Photo by Lori Cathey)

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Pinecrest announces champions Pinecrest Golf Course in Dyer held their Club Championship on August 27th and 28th. There were three divisions: men’s, ladies and men’s first flight. Pinecrest’s ladies club champion is Lisa Moore. She had a 2 daytotal of 187. Adam White is Pinecrest’s men’s club champion. He had a 2-day

total of 152. Joey Turner is Pinecrest’s men’s first flight

HOLE-IN-ONE - On Saturday September 2, 2011, Stuart Sisk recorded a hole-in-one on Pinecrest’s number 11. The hole was playing 170 yards and he used a 6 iron. Witnesses were Wyatt Turner and David Denning.

Event Sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Gibson County Solid Waste City of Milan Household Hazardous Waste is any unwanted or spent product used in your home, vehicle, or on your lawn and garden that is corrosive, flammable, toxic, or reative. Examples of HHW include the following:

Joey Turner

Lisa Moore

club champion. He has a 2day total of 159.

Adam White

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Miscellaneous Photo Processing Chemicals Fingernail Polish Remover Pool Chemicals Medicines/Drugs Mercury Containing Lamps

Business Waste, Explosives, Medical Wastes, Paint and Radioactive Materials, including smoke detectors, are not acceptable at the Event. HHW Questions: 800-287-9013

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Classifieds-Real Estate-Legals Classified Deadline: Friday, 5 p.m. Cost: $5.50 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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Yard Sale YARD SALE Third year yearly road sale: Sat., Sept. 10, 7 a.m. until ? From Old Dyer Trenton Rd. to Griers Chapel Rd. Something for everyone including baked items. 4 FAMILY YARD SALE Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 a.m. 107 S. Cox St. in Rutherford at the Hoopers. THIRD ANNUAL ROAD SALE Old Dyer Trenton Rd. Saturday, September 10, 2011. YARD SALE Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. 18 Gravettes Crossing Rd. between 4 lane and Old Dyer 45 Bypass. 4 FAMILY YARD SALE Fri. and Sat. 7 a.m. until? 96 Trimble Hwy. Rutherford.Antique glassware, some furniture, toys and clothes. YARD SALE Sat. Sept. 9 at 223 Orr Rd. in Dyer. Clothes, Barbie’s, cherished teddies, and lots more. YARD SALE 925 N. Main in Dyer Friday and Saturday. We’ve got lots of dolls, clothes, porcelain angels, big boys, collection and lots of other stuff. Starts at 7 a.m. and goes to 4 p.m.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of CAROLYN KARNES DOCKET: 20231P Notice is hereby given that on the 23RD day of AUGUST, of 2011, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of CAROLYN KARNES, 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: AUGUST 4, 2011. This 23RD day of AUGUST, 2011. Signed: SHEILA O’BRIANT Executrix Estate of CAROLYN KARNES SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM

NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of KATHLEEN NORRIS KEEL DOCKET: 20246P Notice is hereby given that on the 30TH day of AUGUST, of 2011, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of KATHLEEN NORRIS KEEL, 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: AUGUST 19, 2011. This 30TH day of AUGUST, 2011. Signed: BILL BARRON Executor Estate of KATHLEEN NORRIS KEEL SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Susan Graves, DCM



NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of JERRY ANN LANGSTON DOCKET: 20242P Notice is hereby given that on the 24TH day of AUGUST, of 2011, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of JERRY ANN LANGSTON, 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: AUGUST 12, 2011. This 24TH day of AUGUST, 2011.




NON-RESIDENT NOTICE To DEANNA LEE MCCAIG, A Non-resident Of The State Of Tennessee. You are hereby commanded to serve on Deana Lee McCaig, Complainant’s Attorney, whose address is Bill R. Barron, 124 East Court Square, Trenton, TN 38382, an Answer to the Complaint, which is sworn to and filed against you in the case of Bobby Dean McCaig vs Deanna Lee McCaig, #20219 in the above Court, within thirty (30) days after the last date of publication hereof, or judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. It is ordered that this Notice be published for four (4) consecutive weeks in The Tri-City Reporter, weekly newspaper in Dyer, Tennessee. This the 8th day of August, 2011. Shonna Smith, Clerk & Master By: Arlina Minton, DCM (4tp 9/7)

OPEN HOUSE 359 Trimble Hwy. Rutherford SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11•2-4 P.M. House with 5 acres, 30x40 building & large pond LARRY W. PASCHALL AUCTIONEER - REAL ESTATE 643-7138 • FL 1539

“For Over 40 Years!!!

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RJHS LADY PIRATES - Rutherford Junior High Lady Pirates members are (not in order) Maddie Abbott, Mary Alice McKeand, Becca Lee, Madison Ellis, Claire Whitworth, Sydney Inman, Taylor Kelley, Megan Greer, Pagie Reason, Abbie Sims, Justyce White, Allie Smithson, Kaytlan Griffin, Darcie Halliburton, MacKenzie Eddlemon and Madison Baird.

Legal Notices

MORRIS INVITED TO SHOWCASES - Gibson County Pioneer first baseman John Michael Morris has been invited to two showcases over the next two months, which could have a tremendous impact on his baseball future. The GCHS senior attended the Pro-Day Showcase on August 5-7 at the USA Olympic Stadium in Millington. During the showcase Morris was 6 of 8 with 4 RBI’S, 3 runs and 1 stolen base. His team was 4-0 for the weekend. Morris received an invitation to the Pro-Day Best of the Best National Showcase this past week. Only the top 100 players get an invitation. Morris was in the top 50 of the South. He will be attending the Best of the Best the week of October 28-30 in Orange Beach, Alabama. Morris also received an invitation to the Western Kentucky University Baseball Showcase in November. He will also attend the Western Kentucky Showcase.

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that The Farmers & Merchants Bank, 105 S. Main Street, Dyer; Gibson County, Tennessee has made application with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for the purpose of relocating its main office facility to 110 S. Main Street, Dyer, Gibson County, Tennessee. Any person wishing to comment on or protest this application any person having information which may have a bearing on the fitness of any of the organizers or proponents of this application, may file his or her comments in writing with the Regional Director (DCS) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at its Area Office at 5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 1900, Memphis, Tennessee, 38137, and/or the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, 414 Union Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37219 or telephone the Department of Financial Institutions at 615-741-5018 not later than September 22, 2011. The non-confidential portions of the application are on file in the Area Office and are available for public inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies of information in the non-confidential portion of the file will be made available upon request. This office will operate under the name of The Farmers & Merchants Bank. The Farmers & Merchants Bank Joel T. Reynolds NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated January 11, 2006, executed by JAMES R LOVELL AND WIFE, WAYMA DIANNE LOVELL, conveying certain real property therein described to TEEL MCCORMACK AND MARONEY PLC as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Gibson, County, on January 13, 2006, as Instrument No. 70639, in Book 881, at Page 809; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF5, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF5, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose (“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 15, 2011, 11:00 AM at the Gibson County courthouse door where 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 STAKE IN THE EAST MARGIN OF NEW HOPE ROAD, POORES NORTHWEST CORNER RUNS THENCE EAST WITH POORES INTERIORS EAST CORNER; RUNS THENCENORTH 5 POLES WITH POORES WEST LINE TO A STAKE; RUNS THENCE WEST 36 POLES WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF KEAS CEMETERY TO A STAKE IN THE EAST MARGIN OF NEW HOPE ROAD; RUNS THENCESOUTH WITH THE EAST MARGIN OF SAID ROAD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTAINING 1/6 ACRES MORE OR LESS PARCEL NUMBER: 048 03200 000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 241 NEW HOPE ST, DYER, TN 38330. 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): James R. Lovell and Wayma Dianne Lovell 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 TS#: 11-0052038 FEI # 1006.141144 08/24, 08/31, 09/07/2011

HALLIBURTON AT HOME PLATE - Rutherford catcher Darcie Halliburton looks at Dyer runner #3 Ashton Lannom trying to steal home base. The Rutherford Lady Pirates easily won both games Monday.

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121 Owens Avenue - 3 BR, 1.5 bath brick home. Well maintained and in quiet 610 W. Main Street - Motivated Seller! 3 BR, neighborhood. Shaded and fenced backyard. 1.5 bath home, over 1,300 htd. sq. ft., 20x60 shop, garden spot. Check it out!



484 E. College Street - Very nice older home on 2.19 acres. Barn & fencing for horses or cattle. 4 BR, 2 bath home with over 2,200 htd. sq. ft. 10 Hanks Rd - Neat, simple starter home in good shape. 2 BR, 1 bath, CHA. Separate carport. Take a look!


GIBSON COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Default has been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided for in that certain Deed of Trust dated June 28, 2006, of record in Deed Book/Page Number 890/1023, Instrument 77309, Register’s Office for GIBSON County, Tennessee, from Brandon Fesmire and Susan Fesmire (Borrower) to HOLMES RICH & SIGLER PC ATTY (Trustee) for the benefit of New Century Mortgage Corporation (Lender), securing the Note/indebtedness therein described, the entire Note/indebtedness having been declared in default and immediately due and payable by the lawful owner and holder thereof. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2006-HE8 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE8 (Holder), now being the present owner/holder of said indebtedness, has now requested that foreclosure proceedings be instituted, and said Holder has appointed the firm listed below as Successor Trustee under said Deed of Trust, by an instrument duly recorded in the aforesaid records, to serve in the place and stead of the aforementioned Trustee. Notice of the Right to Foreclose was sent to the Borrower by letter dated June 10, 2011. NOW, THEREFORE, said Successor Trustee, or agent thereof, pursuant to said Deed of Trust, having been requested by the Holder so to do, and by virtue of the authority and power vested in said Successor Trustee by said Deed of Trust, will on September 20, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., at the usual and customary location at the Gibson County, Tennessee, Courthouse, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash (or credit upon the indebtedness secured if the lawful owner and holder thereof is the successful purchaser), the following-described property:

215 Hwy. 45 S. - 4 BR, 2 bath modernized older home in great neighborhood. 130 Peach Street - Attention Investors or First Completely updated, yet full of charm! Time Home Buyers! 2 BR, 1 bath home in great location within walking distance of school.


$40,000’s 84 New Hope Rd - Nice home with it all! Shop, horse stable, pond with bridge, and extra house. Main home is 4 BR, 2 bath, 10.6 acres and lots of extras!

111 Williams St - Neat 2 BR, 1 bath brick home on shaded lot. New CHA. Great starter home or investment potential!

1077 Dyersburg Rd, Dyer - Neat 2 BR, 1 bath home on approx. 3 acres. Great starter home with plenty of growing room.

105 Fain Street - Neat 3 BR, 1.5 bath vinyl sided home. Corner lot. Perfect starter home or rental potential.




5 Griers Chapel Rd - Beautiful country setting near amenities. 3 BR, 2.5 bath home on 3 acres. Shaded lot. Nice shop.


115 King Street - Very well maintained 2 BR, 2 bath home on large lot. Quiet neighborhood. Fenced in yard and wired shop. What more could you ask for? 308 Bradford Hwy - Nice 4 BR, 3.5 bath home on 5.9 acres. Mother-in-law suite, shop, barn, lake - What more could you ask for?

BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED BY DEED TO BRANDON FESMIRE AND SUSAN FESMIRE BY DEED DATED JULY 27, 2004 AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 812, PAGE 541, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. For informational purposes only, this property is commonly known as 1022 S. High Street, Trenton, TN 38382, Parcel ID 107L K 00600 000731.

505 McKnight Street - 3 BR, 2 bath home on approx. 2 acres. Fenced in backyard, good neighborhood. 5 yr. old complete renovation.

The property shall be free from all right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, dower, curtesy, elective share, and all other exemptions that are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Successor Trustee will sell and convey only as Successor Trustee, “as is” and “where is” and without covenants of seizin or warranties of title. Listing of Subordinate Lien holders: New Century Mortgage Corporation 18400 Von Karman, Suite 1000 Irvine, CA 92612

116 Tolllie Markham - This home has it all! From an indoor pool to a basement safe to 2 lakes, this home also offers 4 BR, 6 full baths, and 2 half baths. All on 11.58 acres. Too many features to mention so call and make an appointment for your showing today!


Ed Norman Broker

SOLD- 148 acres


- 2.72 acres

Listing of Other Interested Parties: N/A This sale is subject to liens; easements; encumbrances; property taxes; rights of redemption of taxing entities; all matters shown on any recorded plan(s) or plat(s); any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and other matters which are prior in right to the lien of the aforesaid Deed of Trust. If a high bidder fails to close a sale, the Successor Trustee shall have the option of making the sale to the next highest bidder. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the sale to another day, time and/or place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above, or at any date and time fixed by a preceding postponement. Alternatively, at its option, Successor Trustee may give a new notice of sale. Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco, PC One Alliance Center, 4th Floor 3500 Lenox Road Atlanta, GA 30326 (866) 960-8298 File# 007676

- DUCK HUNTERS DREAM! 185 acres with lots of water!

Nathan Smith Agent


Tina Luckey




- 3 duplexes - 2 BR, 1

Michael Avery

Donald Scott





Bath per unit. Great investment.

107 W Court Square Trenton, TN 38382


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POSITIVE PIRATES - This month many students were added to the Positive Pirate drawing at Rutherford School. These students supported the message “iChoose” by choosing to be fair, helpful, respectful, and kind. Katie Kibbler was the winner of the McDonald’s gift card sponsored by Volunteer Insurance. Thanks to Volunteer Insurance and other local businesses for providing gift cards for our students. The Positive Pirates are (front row) Rhonda Poore-from Volunteer Insurance, Katie Kibbler-gift card winner, Will Cantrell, Hunter Durham, Chloe Bell, Collin Skelton, Jacob Mansfield, Reese McVay, Brooklyn Mayberry, (second row) Egan Carter, Jacob Tanner, Lexi Garner, Jaci White, Colin Warren, Danny Hunt, (third row) Allahna Raybon, Lexi Cooper, Hunter Baier, Hunter Johnson, (fourth row) Josh Clark, Anna Davidson, Kyle Robinson, Katie Caksakkar, (back row) Terri Harris, Jessica Brewer, Josh Vestal, Hannah Ball, Jennah Waller, and Kinsey Karnes.

YORKVILLE STUDENT BODY -Yorkville PTO provided all students, faculty and staff with an Anti-Bullying T-shirt.

Yorkville School unites as ‘One Tribe’ in anti-bullying program Uniting together as ‘One Tribe’ is the theme for the 2011-2012 Anti-Bullying Program being implemented at Yorkville School. This program is in conjunction with a districtwide program for the GCSSD. The ‘One Tribe’ theme will be echoed throughout the year as students, faculty and staff

YORKVILLE T-CAP PRIZE WINNERS - Yorkville School students recently had their prize drawings for their hard work on the 2011 TCAP tests. Students were given tickets based on their proficiency and their ability to raise their scores at all levels. Winning students (above) are (front row) Destiny Webber (IPOD Touch), Chloe Hopgood (Play Station 3); (back row) Maddie Neal (Wii Fit Plus), Shelby Thompson (pizza and movie package); Dalton Kilzer (movie); Brennan Lownsdale (laptop), Cody Alford (Xbox Kinect), and Ethan Yochum (Play Station Portable).

work together to do away with bullying altogether. “Although this is not a problem at our school, we want to work to keep students aware of the signs of bullying. Students will have weekly meetings with their homeroom teachers. These meetings are designed to give students an opportunity to openly

HOT SPOT - Students act out roles to demonstrate certain areas of the school where students could be bullied.

communicate any concerns they may have about their own situations or those of fellow students,” said Yorkville School Principal Sharon Lee. Mrs. Katrina Jetton will serve as the Anti-Bullying Director.

ONE TRIBE - Mr. Hollis Hanks acts an Indian to emphasize the “One Tribe” theme.

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Gibson County Special Olympics

6th Annual Aint Pearl’s BBQ Cook-Off Benefit Hosted by: Pat & Chuck Zarecor

Saturday, September 10, starting at 9:00 A.M. Parade to begin at Food-Rite at 8:30 A.M. and proceed to Special Olympics field. Location: North College Street across from Gibson County Correctional Complex

ATHELETES & SPONSORS NEEDED!! special olympics competitions will be held september 10 beginning at 9 a.m. Sponsors are needed. September 10 will mark the 6th Annual Official Special Olympics Field Events for Gibson County. The field events for the day will be a softball throw, standing long jump, metered wallks, and chair races. Wach Each child will be recognized and honored with a medallion commemorating their accomplishments. Sponsorship for this event will be designated into four categories: Bronze $25-$49; Silver $50-$99; Gold $100-$199; Platinum $200 and up. Contact us for tax number. Checks can be made to “Gibson County Special Olympics.” Please celebrate and acknowledge these special kids’ moments of accomplishments. Mail donations to: Jennifer Hendon, 48 Ernest Paschall Rd., Dyer, TN 38330.

For more information, contact Jennifer Hendon at 731-414-1639 or 731-692-3061.


September 9 & 10 - Prize Cash Amount Totals: $3,850 Attention Entrants: This contest is open to all teams/individuals. A panel of judges will decide the winners. The cash prizes will be awarded. The cooking area will be held under a roof with electricity and water. This competition is dedicated to the Special Olympics. Once the BBQ competition is completed at 10:30 A.M., the meat will be sold, by the pound and by the plate, to benefit our Gibson County special kids. Entry fee for all categories is $200. Prize amounts are: Whole Hog: 1st place $1000, 2nd place $500; Shoulders: 1st place $750, 2nd place $375; Ribs: 1st place $500, 2nd place $250; Other: 1st place $250, 2nd place $125; Desserts: $75; Sauce: $25 - BBQ will be sold rain or shine.

1st & 2nd Prize totals is $3,750! For more information contact Kevin Morgan at 731-697-4677. There will be a BBQ Contest and BBQ will be sold by the plate or pound. All proceeds go to the Gibson County Special Olympics Fund.

If heat advisory, no games will be played, but BBQ contest and sale will continue.


Tri-CityReporter September 7 2011