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Snowman Rivalry Harris resigns as mayor Vice mayor Keith Cardwell to take over reigns BY CINDY EAST Rutherford Mayor Kasey Harris is resigning his post effective February 12, 2010. Current vice-mayor Keith Cardwell will take over as mayor until the next election in November 2012. The board will have to select a replacement for Cardwell’s vacant position on the board. Harris’letter of resignation came after much prayer and consideration, he said. He cited his reasons for his resignation. Harris indicated he wanted time to heal from the death of his mother a few months ago. He also wants to concentrate more on his position with his church as music director and to concentrate on his family grocery store business. “Let me first say what an honor and privilege it has been to serve this town and work alongside some of the best leaders and employees a town could ask for. Since see page 3

Dyer will charge fees at ballpark BY MICHAEL ENOCHS During the January 25 meeting of the Dyer City Council, a decision was made to start charging a fee for the use of the baseball fields at David Robinson Park. The action came about as the result of a request placed before the board in the previous regularly scheduled meeting from the Dyer Volunteer Ball League. The league recommended a $100 fee or refundable deposit to use the field for tournaments after the regular season. A motion was made by park committee chairperson Bitsy Gilliland and seconded by alderman Roger Gray to charge a $100 deposit with a $50 refund if everything is satisfactory per a designated inspector for all ball tournaments after regular ball season except Dyer Volunteer League and Dyer Station Celebration Committee. The council approved the measure with all members in agreement. In the fire department report, Fire Chief Bob Moore reported that Rickey Hughes and Dale Sawyer had resigned as volunteer fire fighters. Moore filled the vacancies with Jerry Kesterson and Thomas O’Daniel. Alderman Robert Johnson made a motion to replace see page 3

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Luckey announces candidacy

GIANT SNOWMAN – A group of local young men set to work late Monday afternoon in an empty lot on Main Street in downtown Dyer to out-build a large snowman, also located on Main Street across from the post office. That three-section snowman was built by the Fulwood brothers and friends over the weekend. This four-section snowman was completed after dark and towers over the guys’ heads. To move the sections up on top of the other, they cut steps into the back of the snowman, allowing them to climb up, raising the sections with them. The Fulwoods made a ramp of snow behind their snowman to elevate their sections. It would appear these young men succeeded in their mission. They are (from left) Tyler Laster, Tyler Landrum, Eric Jercinovich, Taylor Landrum and Joseph Dickinson. The boy standing on their shoulders is Noah Dycus. Helping in the construction but not pictured was Logan Abbott. See the Fulwoods’ snowman and other photos on page 10. (photo by Lori Cathey)

Wintery weather brings fun yet hazardous conditions A big blast of wintery weather left the Tri-City area under eight inches of snow in some areas. The icy mix began early Friday morning with less than an inch of sleet falling before turning into fluffy flakes of snow. The snowfall continued all day Friday and into the night. Regions further south in west Tennessee received more ice and less snow. The wintery weather brought out the sleds, four-wheelers and Gators as kids and adults alike enjoyed a snow day. A few snowmen sprouted up

in various places and snowball fights broke out. It was winter wonderland of fun for some but hazardous road conditions made it anything but fun for others. Schools closed on Friday and were still closed Monday as secondary roads remained hazardous, said Sheriff Chuck Arnold. “It was a very active period for us and the THP (Tennessee Highway Patrol). We responded to see page 3

Gibson County CSH director lands article in national magazine BY CRYSTAL BURNS She didn’t know it was an honor until well after she was asked to write an article for a national magazine. But thanks to a call from a professor in her Master’s program, Kellie Carroll realized her good fortune. Carroll, director of Coordinated School Health (CSH) for the Gibson County School District, co-authored “Coordinated School Health: Getting It All Together” for EL, Educational Leadership magazine, a national publication. She is currently working on a Master’s of Educational Leadership at Trevecca University. When her article came out in the December 2009/January 2010 issue of the magazine, she received a call from a Trevecca professor who told Carroll that some educators write for years without ever having an article appear in EL. Carroll co-authored the article with Joyce V. Fetro, Professor, Distinguished Teacher, and Chair of the Dept. of Health Education and Recreation at Southern Illinois University, and the late Connie Givens, former Director of the Tennessee Office of Coordinated School Health, who passed away prior to the article’s publication. Carroll explained that Givens was well known across the country for her work with Coordinated School Health. Thanks to Givens’ work, Tennessee has become the model for other states’ efforts with CSH. “The rest of the nation looks at Tennessee,” Carroll said. “Nobody can touch what we’re doing.” In 2000, the Tennessee state legislature funded a fiveyear pilot program to implement CSH in 10 counties. The Gibson County School District was chosen as one see page 3


NATIONALLY PUBLISHED AUTHOR - Kellie Carroll, director of Coordinated School Health at Gibson County School District, recently co-authored an article that appeared in the national magazine EL, Educational Leadership. The article, “Coordinated School Health: Getting It All Together,” noted the strong relationship between student health and school performance and used Tennessee’s efforts in CSH as a national example. “The Tennessee story is one of people making it happen,” the article states.

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Tim Luckey, a longtime Gibson Co. agribusiness man and 11-year veteran of the Gibson County Commission is announcing his candidacy for Gibson County Mayor and will run as an Independent candidate in the General Election in August. Luckey, a 1972 Humboldt High School graduate, attended Jackson State Community College and pursued a career in farming, a family business for four generations. He is co-owner of Tim Luckey Farms located between Medina and Humboldt. “I have been in agriculture since the early 1970s,” Luckey said. “I started farming with my parents, Joe and Jothel Luckey. I now farm 2,400 acres and produce cotton, corn, wheat and soybeans. I will be retiring from active farming and my two sons will be taking over the farming operation.” Luckey’s wife of 35 years is the former Susan Wade of Humboldt. They live in the 100-year-old homeplace of his grandfather, Joe Luckey Sr. They have three children, Clay, Holly and Grant, and five grandchildren. He is an active member of Antioch see page 3

Sports Hall of Fame nomination forms online BY STEVE SHORT Nominations for the Gibson Co. Sports Hall of Fame are being accepted through March 1. Nomination forms and guidelines are available online at the Milan High School website. Visit the Milan Special School District site at www. and click on “Milan High” and the Hall of Fame form. Or go directly to the Milan High School website at TN/MilanHighSchool/ SchoolHomePage/SDHP1. stm. Forms may also be obtained at other Gibson County high schools and Chambers of Commerce. Mail completed nominations to Frank Gibson see page 3

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Insight & Opinion

Clayburn Peeples reports: Once, when I was in high school,Adolph Rupp, the great Kentucky basketball coach, spoke at one of our athletic banquets. An extremely forceful and confident man, Rupp spoke about everything from politics (he was very unhappy that night with John Kennedy) to basketball. I still remember watching in awe as he shared his coaching secrets with us. “I never let my players eat before a game,� Coach Rupp said. “The hungry cat catches the most mice.� From that night forward, I never ate supper before a basketball or football game, and it never occurred to me that he might have been wrong about the wisdom of eating before athletic contests. But who knew any better at the time? Now we know worlds about diet and nutrition as it relates to athletic performance; back then we just knew who did what. Kentucky basketball players didn’t eat before games, and that was, in that era, a pretty powerful argument that it was not the thing to do. Today, of course, all sorts of performance enhancers, both legal and illegal, are ingested to boost athletic performance. We know all sorts of things about diet and physical performance we didn’t know then, and athletes are more powerful and proficient as a result. But we’re just beginning to realize how much diet also affects just about every other

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aspect of our lives as well, for good or ill. Take intellectual performance, for example. Suppose you’ve got a challenging mental test of some sort coming up, say a speech or an exam. All sorts of factors will affect how you do. Individual ability, of course, will have a huge impact, as will your motivation, or lack thereof. So will your general knowledge. Whether you are fatigued, or fresh and ready to go, will also affect your performance. And so will your blood sugar level. Turns out that our mothers were right when they told us that eating a good breakfast would help us do well in school. Nutritional factors play a definite role in mental performance. Test after test has shown that vitamindeficient or undernourished children perform poorly on mental tests and that after supplementation their tests improve. Simply giving them glucose supplements equivalent to what their bodies would have produced had they eaten breakfast has been demonstrated to increase students’ abilities to recall words and do math problems as well as to focus and pay attention. Glucose supplemented students think faster and perform nearly all mental tasks better than students with lower blood glucose levels. Not surprisingly, corresponding studies have

shown that sustained mental efforts cause blood glucose levels to drop. And now a brand-new study has shown that students whose blood sugars are at appropriate levels have a better ability to delay gratification when it is in their best interests to do so. In other words, students whose blood sugars are too low tend to devalue whatever future benefits might come their way if they sacrifice some immediate gratification. Thus, they are more likely to take what they can get today even though by waiting they could have gotten more. Bad sugar, it seems, sometimes makes your thinking bad as well. That may be one reason it is so hard to get some diabetics to eat properly. Their sugar imbalances distort their abilities to weigh future benefits of good health against the immediate pleasure of mashed potatoes and gravy. Since 98% of the brain’s energy needs come from sugar, it is not surprising that blood sugar levels affect the way the brain works. What is complicated is figuring out just how they do. Not having enough sugar in our blood is bad, but so is having too much. And as people age, usually their blood sugar levels rise, and their bodies’ abilities to regulate sugar levels begin to fail. Couple this with the fact that as blood sugar levels rise they reduce the amount




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snacks performed as poorly as a group of 70-year-olds on memory and attention tests. So very, very much of our physical and mental destiny is out of our hands, determined instead by genetics or geography or whatever. That makes it doubly important that we do what we can to overcome our limitations, and more and more, we are finding that we can do quite a bit. Or not.

Pages from the past 10 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY 3, 2000 The crowd applauded when the vote was tallied and Jim Webb had won the seat of General Sessions Judge of Gibson County. County commissioners, in a special called meeting, chose Webb, a 20-year veteran of what he termed as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the trenches.â&#x20AC;? Minutes after being appointed, he was sworn in by Circuit Court Judge Mark Agee. Yorkville Telephone

employees completed the move to their new home in downtown Yorkville Saturday. The spacious brick location offers drive through service and other amenities. Lady Pioneer senior Becky Hanks was given the game ball by GCHS Principal B.O. Booth and Coach David Russell for her 1,000th point. She made the point during the contest against Brighton. With this accomplishment she becomes the 10th Lady Pioneer to score 1,000

Relay For Life kick-off is Feb. 11 Kick-off for the 2010 Gibson-North Relay For Life will be held Thursday, February 11th in the home of William G. McFarland, located at 30 Reed Road, in Dyer beginning at 6:30 p.m. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Relay will be held June 25th at Gibson County High School. Local teams have already been at work hosting various events. Stephanie Johnson, community representative from the local American Cancer Society Mid-South Division in Jackson, will be working with GibsonNorth this year. A graduate of the University of South

Carolina, Johnson is brand new to our area. She is excited about the history of the Gibson-North Relay and is anxious to get the year started. At this meeting, committee assignments will be discussed, teams will be registered online, and refreshments will be served. In addition, a video will be shown emphasizing the work of the American Cancer Society. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Please bring some type of finger foods as this will be a meet, eat and discuss informative meeting.

points. 25 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY 7, 1985 The snow began falling at about noon last Thursday and by Friday morning the area was blanketed under about 8 inches of snow. Today makes 36 days that some snow has been on the ground in North Gibson County. The first significant snowfall came January 3rd. Dyer Eagle cheerleaders Carol Pierce, Wynne Barkley, Amy Evans, Lori McFarland, Leslie Dycus and Amanda Jenkins are selling Heart Fund Valentine cards for the annual heart fund drive. Kareen Griffin is the Dyer Heart Fund chairman. Vivian Minton of Rutherford has been elected an officer of the Delta Mu Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha National Social Sorority at UT Martin. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Minton. Johnny Phillips, a Dyer farmer, brought a coyote to the Reporter last week he had just killed in his cow pasture. It weighed about 30 pounds. GCHS basketball teams were involved in one district contest this past week against the Crockett County Cavaliers. In the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; action, the Lady Pioneers won 61-40 while the Pioneers sneaked by the CC boys 58-56.

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literally hundreds of studies that show that exercise slows loss of memory normally associated with aging. Exercise also helps prevent unhealthy rises in blood sugar after eating that cause agerelated memory loss. So for your brainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sake, exercise. And eat well. Young people think they can eat junk food with impunity, but consider this. In a 2003 study, children who breakfasted on fizzy drinks and sugary

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of blood that flows to the part of the brain that controls memory, and you have a recipe for forgetfulness. Ever have a â&#x20AC;&#x153;senior moment?â&#x20AC;? Could be what you had was a blood sugar spike. Elevated blood sugar levels cause forgetfulness and other cognitive problems as well. So what can people do as they get older, to stay sharp mentally? In a word, exercise. Exercise their bodies to protect their brains. There are

To the Board of Alderpersons, Employees and Citizens of the Town of Rutherford, This letter comes after much prayer and consideration. I am resigning from my position as Mayor of Rutherford, effective Friday, February 12, 2010. Let me first say what an honor and privilege it has been to serve this town and work alongside some of the best leaders and employees a town could ask for. Since I took office a little over three years ago, our town has seen several changes, most of those for the good. Our small town has so much potential, and I look forward to seeing that unveiled in the near future. This road has not been an easy one by any means. I came aboard with no experience, ready and willing to learn and serve my town to the best of my ability, and I believe I have tried to do that. To those who supported me, believed in me, and were there by my side along the way, I owe you a debt of gratitude that I can never repay. Rutherford has a bright future, and as long as God gives me life, I want to continue to be a part of that future. Since loosing Mom this past September, I have been personally struggling with depression. For months I have been trying to mask the situation, and thought that things would eventually get better. But I have come to the realization that I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it alone. God Almighty is my only refuge and strength, and

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without him, I am nothing. Sometimes things happen in life we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand, and we try to be strong, but the realization of the situation overcomes us. It is time that I start taking better care of Kasey, and stop worrying about conquering the world, as I have done in years past. God placed me in the position as Mayor for a season, and now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to concentrate on whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important, which is most of all letting Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will be done in my life and coping with my depression, secondly, continuing to serve Him in my position as Music Director at FBC, and finally, our family grocery business. I have always had the problem of not being able to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;no.â&#x20AC;? Anytime someone needed a volunteer or a position filled, I was willing to take it on. And in the beginning, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind it. In fact, I loved it. But after a while, it began to affect my main priorities. I have finally realized that there is only one me, and as long as I focus on Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will for my life, He will take care of me. I love my Lord and Savior with all my heart. I love my family with all my heart. I love my church family with all my heart. I love our grocery business with all my heart, and I love this town with all my heart. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of love, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a love that I am deeply passionate about. I have always been an advocate of supporting local businesses, even before becoming Mayor and owning

a business. It has always been a heart-cry of mine that small towns would support their local businesses. We must all realize that every business has made sacrifices to be where they are, and above all, they need our support to stay alive. When we made the decision to buy Rutherford Grocery, it took sacrifices, and a determination and God-serving attitude to make it work it. Even more so when we moved to our new location. All of which was done so that Rutherford would have a grocery store to be proud of. I say all of that to say this. God put me where I am for a reason, so while Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m here, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to serve Him to the best of my ability. Aside from my Lord, my family, and my church, our grocery business is my priority, and I must be able to devote my full attention to that. To the faithful ones that support us week in and week out, I thank you. To those that do not, I ask for you to give us the opportunity to serve you. And I hope and pray that our grocery store can be a lighthouse for Rutherford and the surrounding communities for many years to come. Please continue to remember me in prayer, as well as the future of this town. When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all said and done, and Christ returns in His glory, or He calls me home, all I want to hear him say is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well done.â&#x20AC;? Kasey Harris Rutherford, Tennessee

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CSH director lands article in national magazine from page 1 of those pilot programs. Tennessee’s model focuses on eight components: Health Education, Physical Education, School Health Services, Counseling, Psychological & Social Services, Nutrition, Staff Wellness, Healthy School Environment and Family & Community Involvement. Coordinated School Health is designed to provide “the framework for managing new and existing health-related programs and services in schools and the surrounding community.” Carroll’s section of the article focused on “A District Success Story.” In addition to being selected as one of the 10 original pilot programs in Tennessee, Gibson County’s CSH was chosen as one of six “outstanding” CSH

programs in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the district recently received word that the CDC chose it as one of three to complete a year-long project. “They are looking for the characteristics of a successful program and how to duplicate it,” Carroll said. “The CDC has invited Gibson County Special Schools to be one of three districts that will receive assistance to evaluate coordinated school health,” a statement from the CDC explained. “Specifically, that means that CDC will provide assistance designing an evaluation, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting findings, and sharing the results.” Eventually the CDC wants

to help schools across the country adopt the practices that make the GCSD approach successful. The program also received a special award from the Rural Health Association of Tennessee as the West Tennessee School Health Coalition Exemplary Project. Carroll said part of the school system’s success with CSH is an understanding that each faculty and staff member provides an important piece of the total education puzzle for the district’s students. “We all work together to address the needs of the students,” she said. “We [CSH] work with all components of education.” The timing of the article couldn’t have been better. Tennessee’s CSH programs are in danger of losing

funding due to a state budget crunch. “We’re at a critical point,” Carroll said. “Coordinated School Health was included in the stimulus money last year, but we are out of the recurring funds. We’re vulnerable state funding wise.” Carroll hopes the national recognition the state is receiving will help convince state legislators and local school boards to keep Coordinated School Health in the budget. Carroll graduated from West Carroll in 1990 and received a Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership/ Business from Union University. She is currently earning a Masters of Educational Leadership with endorsement in Administration and Supervision from Trevecca.

Harris resigns as mayor from page 1 I took office a little over three years ago, our town has seen several changes, most of those for the good. Our small town has so much potential, and I look forward to seeing that unveiled in the near future. This road has not been an easy one by any means. I came aboard with no experience, ready and willing to learn and serve my town to the best of my ability, and I believe I have tried to do that. To those who supported me, believed in me, and were there by my side along the way, I owe you a debt of gratitude that I can never repay. Rutherford has a bright future, and as long as God gives me life, I want to continue to be a part of that future,” said Harris.

(See Harris’ letter on page 2.) Cardwell, assistant manager of Tom Wade Companies, said he is excited about the opportunity to serve the town of Rutherford as its mayor. “We have 30 days to fill the alderman position I held. We will discuss this at our next board meeting Monday, February 15th. I’m looking forward to leading Rutherford but Kasey will be missed. He has done a tremendous job as mayor. All the policies and procedures he put in place, we will continue. He’s done a lot of good for the town. He had many abandoned properties condemned and cleaned up. His heart is definitely in Rutherford. If you ever

needed anybody, you could call on him and he would help. Right now he needs our prayers,” said Cardwell. “I will be contacting city hall daily, so if anyone needs me, they can leave a message there and I will get back to you. When duty calls, I will take care of it,” Caldwell added. The Rutherford alderpersons were contacted for comment. Alderman Dusty Emerson said, “Kasey has done a great job as mayor and he will be missed. I have learned many things from him in the short time we served together. The board will continue with business as usual. Our next task is appointing a new board member. We have a great board, all of whom have

Luckey announces from page 1 Baptist Church where his great-grandfather, John Henry Luckey, started attending in 1890 when he moved to Gibson County and continued farming. Luckey has been a deacon at Antioch for 30 years and served youth leader for 12 years. He served on the Gibson Farmers Co-op Board of Directors for six years, one year as chairman. He is involved with the local Hunters for the Hungry; the Gibson County chapter was tops in the state by paying for the processing of 261 deer and distributing the meat to organizations and families that were in need of food.

“I’m following in the footsteps of my grandfather who was a county magistrate for 37 years,” Luckey said. “I am the District 1, Position 3 representative on the county commission and was elected by my fellow commissioners as Chairman Pro-Tempore for the past two years.” Luckey also serves on the road committee and worked with the road supervisor and road commissioners for 11 years. He is currently chairman of the Gibson Co. Airport Board and worked closely with the county budget committee in recent years. One of Luckey’s primary goals will be to create a countywide industrial

recruiting board. Unifying the cities of Gibson Co. in a cooperative effort to attract jobs, while maintaining their separate city chambers, would enable the new countywide recruiting board to do the best job possible, he said. “We need to show our county as a whole in all of our diversity. We have a lot to be proud of in our county,” he added. “To attract industry to come to our county, it will take all the cities showcasing our county. I have the experience as a businessman, county commissioner and community leader that has given me the background and skills to lead our great county forward.

Dyer will charge fees from page 1 two manhole covers located near New Hope Street. The cost to replace them with new covers is $299. Alderman Jimmy Landrum seconded the motion and the board approved the measure. In other business, there

were two purchase orders that the board approved for payment. Purchase order 5896 was approved to American Development Corp for chemicals at the cost of $1,170, and purchase order 5902 to HD Waterworks for $426 for water meters.

A motion was made by Alderperson Judy Baker and seconded by Gray to pay the general accounts of $24,284. The board approved the measure.

a desire to see Rutherford prosper and make it a place our citizens are proud to call home.” Alderman Bob White said, “I’m disappointed he is resigning. I hope for the best in his future.” Alderperson Kathy Keith said, “We will all miss Kasey. He always put the city first and he did a good job. I know this was a hard decision for him to make and it didn’t come easy. I will keep praying for him. I do think Keith will do a good job.” Don Greer declined to comment. City recorder Joan Capps said she and city clerk Carrie Black were “having a come apart.” “We are devastated. Kasey is so smart and can do anything. We love him and are going to miss him,” said Capps.

from page 1 22 accidents Friday alone,” Arnold said. Monday he reported main roads were clear with secondary roads still slick in spots. “The rural backroads (gravel) are still ice covered and hazardous.” Over the weekend, the call volume was more than doubled but most were calls for accidents, motorist’s assists and welfare checks on the elderly, the sheriff said.. As the week continues with low temps at night, drivers are urged to be on the lookout for icy spots and dangerous black ice. “I think it also important that we slow down during inclement weather,” Sheriff Arnold said. “We are so used to rushing with busy schedules, the hazardous weather sometimes doesn’t get the respect it demands. Limit travel and if you must go, plan ahead an give ample

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travel time,” he advised. If you do have an accident, the procedures may be somewhat different during severe weather. The sheriff says the law requires the accident to be reported if damage is over $400 and/or there is an injury. “When manpower is stretched like Friday and Saturday and it is simply a

car in the ditch type call and there is no major damage or injury we may let the operator call a wrecker and just report to their insurance,” Arnold said. The motorists still need to report the accident regardless, he added. The insurance may want to verify there was a reported accident involving their claimant.

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Community Living

Tri-City Church of Christ By Arlis Richardson We are happy to report that the snow and ice did not stifle the activities and worship of Tri-City Church of Christ on Sunday. There were a few (very few) that were unable to come out, and we had very good attendance at all services. I made that statement that when I considered everything I began to wonder if perhaps God is testing our faith by providing theses acts of nature. The question arises, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Does God ever stop?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Should we?â&#x20AC;? Before the sermon Sunday morning Brother Benny referred us to Psalms 118:24, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.â&#x20AC;? And that is exactly what we did. Both the Bible Studies and the Worship were will attended, and there was rejoicing in songs directed by brother Anthony Albea. There was communion resided over by Brethren Ray Shawn Peoples and William Riley. And I personally want to congratulate those members whop set a good example by braving bad weather to glorify God by your presence at services Sunday. We were also pleased to have Episcopalian Priest Sidney Raehn and his wife, Happy, visiting again. They have visited several times over the past several months and we are always pleased to have them.

Bennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s morning sermon was taken from the parable of the barren fig tree found in Luke 13. He emphasized that Jesus is teaching about repentance and a second chance. The emphasis was that God is the owner of the vineyard. Jesus is the vineyard keeper. When He finds a useless member in the good soil of his kingdom He will plead for God to give that one another chance. But if, given that second chance, the useless one does not repent of wrongdoing after a period of time of attempts to nourish that one back to spiritual health, then there is no reason for the useless one to take up more time and effort. There are other plants that need help, and are willing to accept it. There was more tot he sermon but suffice it to say that emphasis was on being productive. Some are taking up time using the resources God has provided but are unproductive in bearing fruit for the Lord. How long will it be before God decides it is time to remove them? He is compassionate, but also just. (Preachers may also give up, and go where they can be more productive. Benny didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say this but it does happen.) (Acts 13:46) This being the fifth Sunday of the month our evening services were combined

with Lowrance Chapel and Rutherford Churches of Christ. Brother Rogers Udder delivered the sermon, followed by a Fellowship Meal provided by Tri-City. How many wonderful to get together with a fellow Christians in such service at a time when many were not assembling, but were still able to go to malls, post office, etc. God has to be pleased witht the three churches that came together. We showed the world where our heart was on this date in obedience to the command in Hebrews 10:25. however, as reported from the mouth of an elder in the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Assembling in such weather conditions is a personal thing, but leaders need to make the assembly area available for those who desire to assemble for worship. On the Other hand those that stay at home because of severe winter should not be held in contempt.â&#x20AC;? Each person needs to ask himself, however, if the weather hinderer them from other things, such as going to work, picking up mail, shopping, etc. Worship is indeed a personal thing, but we are reminded that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.â&#x20AC;? (Matthew 6:21) We are pleased that several members of church of Christ were laying up spiritual treasures Sunday!

Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell The snow has been so wonderful to watch as the fluffy white flakes softly tumbled to the ground. But the snow can also be dangerous to some who may have fallen and possibly hurt themselves. In spite of the weather, we did have worship services on Sunday and most of our members were in attendance. I thank God for the dedication of our members to brave the elements to come together for worship. Our lesson was on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Following in the footprints of Jesus.â&#x20AC;? We have several birdfeeders in our yard and as I was watching the birds

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North Union This part of our world was covered in a blanket of snow, and we had no church services. I hope everyone was warm and had plenty of food. Perhaps you were able to hear the word on TV or by radio or spent time in Bible study in your home. Surely you enjoyed the beautiful scenery God created for us. Plans for coming week include Wednesday night and Sunday night services with super bowl party at Kenny Harrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; house on Sunday Feb. 7th. Sympathy is extended to the family of Betty Brown Green a cousin to Kenny Harris. Betty is the sister of Dave Brown channel 5 weatherman. Her parents are the late Harold and Melba Harris Brown and grandparents the late Ross and Myrel Brown and the late J. and Vita Harris.

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Foster graduates from U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Army Maj. Jeffrey L. Foster is one of more than 370 military officers, including 46 international officers, who graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Intermediate Level Education Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The 10-month course is designed to develop warfighting and adaptive leadership skills necessary for military officers to be proficient in full-spectrum operations. Selected military officers are selected to serve as commanders and principal staff officers. Mid-career military officers are prepared to focus on warfighting leadership positions in

Army, joint, multi-level and interagency organizations. Primary emphasis is placed on Army field participation for joint or combined operations, and provides a broad base of warfighting skills and knowledge. Twenty of the officer graduates were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan to serve in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, respectively. Foster has served in the military for 21 years. He is the son of Bill Foster of Knox Street, Rutherford. The major graduated in 1989 from GCHS, Dyer, Tenn., and received a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in 2000 from Webster University, Fort Bliss, Texas.

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Obituaries ETHEL MAE WALKER Rutherford – Funeral services for Ethel Mae Walker, 97, were held January 30, 2010, at Leitherland Funeral Home. Brother Tim Fuqua assisted by Brother Roger Utter officiated the services. Burial was held at Rutherford City Cemetery. Ethel Mae Walker died Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at Dyer Nursing Home. She was a resident of Rutherford. She was born August 25, 1912 to George Thomas Pigg and Donie Ann Pigg of Harding County. She was married June 17, 1928, to Leonard Henderson Walker of Waynesboro, who died December 21, 1941. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, J.T. Walker of Greenfield, a granddaughter, Linda Witherspoon Gandy of Memphis, a son-in-law, Ellis Witherspoon of Rutherford, three brothers, Willie, Rex, And Richard Pigg of Savannah and a sister, Hazel, died in infancy. Mrs. Walker was a member of the Rutherford Church of Christ and a long-time Sunday school teacher. She was a former employee of Kellwood in Rutherford. She is survived by two daughters, Jean Witherspoon Bell (Jerry) of Rutherford and Betty Welch Grainger (Everett) of Palmersville, two sons, Clovis Walker (Pat) of Rutherford and Bobby Walker (Patsy) of Springhill, a daughter-in-law, Susie Walker of Greenfield, Thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, four great, great grandchildren and a brother, L.G. Pigg of Clifton. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.

GENE THOMAS TAYLOR Dyer – Funeral services for Gene Thomas Taylor, 61, were held February 3, 2010, at Hunt Funeral Home in Bradford. Brother Lynn Tharpe officiated the services. Burial was held at Poplar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Taylor passed away January 30, 2010, at his residence. He was self-employed at Gene’s Auto Supply. He is survived by his wife, Joy Taylor of Dyer, two daughters, Tina Eddlemon (Dewayne) of Dyer and Gina Thomas (Tracy) of Gadsden, one brother, Cloney Taylor of Union City and seven grandchildren.

Kenton News Kenton has lost another of her distinguished citizens with the passing of Mr. Andy Newman last week. Mr. Newman was know and loved by many and will certainly be sorely missed. We offer our most sincere condolences to his family and friends. To the delight of many, Mother Nature blanketed our area with several inches of snow last week. Children and adults alike enjoyed sledding, snow-ball fights, building snowmen, and making snow angels and snow cream. It was a beautiful display of winter precipitation.

Golden Agers Nineteen members met on January 27 under the leadership of Brother John Fields who gave the blessings for the food. Following the fellowship, many prayer concerns were expressed, Rita Hicks, Phillip Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Jim White, Sue Clark, Mae Summers, Martha Stephenson, Diane Pierce, Terry Jewell, Paris Bryant, Shirley Shull, Johnny Tyree White, several unspoken. Tyree White led the prayer for the sick. Happy birthday was sung to Jane Forseyth. Dola Acree led the group singing accompanied by Alice Ernest in singing “Amazing Grace” and “A Sweet Sweet Spirit.” A brief discussion was held on giving a love offering on the first Wednesday to cover incidentals as the need arises and it was agreed. Brother Marcus Kelly led the devotional choosing his favorite book,

Card of Thanks Dear Friends, God is good! Our family is humbled by His greatness. We were blessed with good news since my surgery. We know it is because of all of the prayers on my behalf. Special thanks to everyone that came to the hospital on the day of my surgery, especially Brother Brian and as always, Brother Tim. Every card, call, food and prayers has been wonderful. Please remember me as I continue my recovery. Cara and Dale Marvin and family

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Food for Thought: Smile in times of hardship. Smile in times of fun. Smile even when you’d rather not, and your blahs will be on the run. Prayer List: Paul Lee Williams, Elmer Williams, Carol Primrose, Sam Weatherly, Eurby Sanders, Freda Lamar, Jesse Davidson, Elaine Davidson, Sammy Wade, Sue Rush, Joe Rush, Bobby Joe Rush, Billy Wardlow, Henry Herane, and Clint McLodge. Thanks for relaying your news to: kentonnews@hotmail. com

By Virginia Burgess “The Gospel of John.” He spoke of how everything has changed, the different ideas of Jesus, How Peter was destined to die and redeemed by Christ. We were dismissed with prayer by Bro. Marcus.

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RALPH E. GOODMAN Booneville, MS – Ralph E. Goodman, 84, died Monday, January 18, 2010, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He was an office manager with Brown Shoe Company for over 35 years, then a teller with Renasant Bank for ten years. He was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Booneville where he served as Lay Leader, Sunday school teacher and on several church boards. He was a WWII Navy veteran, a Master Mason on Lodge 305, and a board member for the local library. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed writing and telling stories and sharing them with his family and friends. Funeral services were Thursday, January 21, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Booneville with Rev. Phillip Box, Rev. Bobby Hankins and Rev. Bill Kemp officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. HE is survived by his wife of 63 years, Catherine Hill Goodman, his daughter, Sandra Jean Goodman (Charles Carter of Tupelo, his sister, Mary Emma (Chester) Williams of Louisiana, Missouri, two grandchildren, Anne Catherine Carter and Aaron Goodman Carter, two sisterin-laws, Frances Taylor of Trenton, and Maxine Horner of Savannah, a brother-in-law, James Alfred Hill of Dyer, several nieces and nephews. In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests donation to the First United Methodist church, P.O. Box 235, Booneville, MS 38829.

Rutherford News By Donna Barner The Young at Heart met again January 26 at 10 a.m. A cold windy day but there were 31 present who said the day was better than the prediction of ice and snow later in the week. We have had a great month with attendance from 29 to 34 and we look forward to February. Dixie Davidson suggested a polar bear club but no one signed up, better luck next year. We missed Marie Boucher, Dorothy Clark, Shirley Shive, who weren’t feeling up to par. Best wishes to Charles Eddings, Rita Hecks, Martha Stephenson, Phillip Thompson, Bobby Becton, Angela Yarbro, Robert Jackson, Patricia Rickman, Frances W. Sommers, Jr. Angela Hunt and Wanda Watson. A special hello to Jane Griffin, we miss you and hope you have a fast recovery. Our sympathy to the family of Meldon Cowsart, Jere Gordon, Margaret Jackson Hall, Laura J. Barton, Christine Matley, Alpine Young, Mrs. Ethel Walker and Mr. Andy Newman. Caralene read “Little Girl” and Lelabell read “Little Children Tales.” Dixie lad prayer. Our lunch

was delicious chicken salad on croissants, chips, pickles and blue berry and banana nut cakes. Canasta, rank, upward and bingo were played. Come and join us for an entertaining morning.

GC SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING The Gibson County Special School District Board of Trustee will have the regular meeting on Thursday, February 11 in South Gibson County School Library at 6:30 p.m. The board will have a “Work session” on February 23 in The Gibson County High School Conference Room at 6:30 p.m. MILAN/MEDINA RELAY 5K CHALLENGE Milan/Medina Relay for Life Valentine’s Challenge 5K with overall male and female and 1st-3rd male and female in many age groups (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over). The race will take place at First United Methodist Church on Jones Blvd (behind Steve Marsh Ford) in Milan, TN 38358. The race begins at 9:00 am with race day registration beginning at 8:15 am. Registration fee is $20.00 if pre-registration is received by Feb. 8 t0shirt guaranteed). All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. If you have any questions or would like an entry form contact 731-414-0263. DYER CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SWEETHEART STEAK SUPPER Due to school activities, the annual Sweetheart Steak Supper has been moved from February 13 to February 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Please make note of this change. The menu will be steak, baked potato, salad, dessert and drink for $10. Please purchase your ticket today from a senior youth member. Takeouts will be available. Make a date with your sweetheart and family to the elegantly decorated fellowship hall for wonderful food and fellowship. For more information contact, contact Beckie Jo Maxwell. BUSINESS AFTER HOURS The public is invited to Felecia Bella’s in Rutherford for their first annual Business After Hours, sponsored in part with the Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce, February 4th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Come bring a friend, meet new people, and network. See one of the hidden treasures in Rutherford. Meet other business owners and potential customers. Come for refreshments, special sales, door prizes and more. It’s always a party and fun at Felecia Bella.


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Sports & Education Pioneers defeat Obion County BY LORI CATHEY The Gibson County Pioneers defeated Obion County 61-54 in district play last Tuesday night. Pioneer Marc Roach got the team off to a good start by hitting a 3-pointer on their first possession. Gibson County had a 125 lead at the end of the first quarter. GC Pioneer Korensky Simpson, with a steal and

breakaway lay-up, set the tone for the second quarter. Pioneer John Lee hit a 3pointer from the corner with 4 seconds left to give the Pioneers a 27-15 lead going into halftime. Gibson County’s inconsistent play allowed Obion County to claw back into the game. Pioneer Mitchell Simpson hit a 3-pointer at the end of the quarter to give GC

a 50-44 lead. He scored 12 of his 18 points in the third quarter. The fourth quarter was a back-and-forth contest. Gibson County broke open the game when Tony Eskew hit back-to-back jump shots to go on an 8-2 run. Roach hit two free throws in the remaining seconds to give Gibson County a 61-54 win over Obion County. Gibson County as a team

had 27 rebounds, shot 53 percent from the field and forced Obion County into 15 turnovers. The leading scorer for Gibson County was Mitchell Simpson with 18 points. Marc Roach had 11, Tony Eskew and Michael Horton each added 9. John Lee had 7, Devante Watson had 3, and Korensky Simpson and Denzell Harris each had 2.

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AIR SIMPSON - Gibson County Pioneer Mitchell Simpson puts one in while Obion County’s Tyler Barber can only look on. Simpson was the leading scorer with 19 points. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

By Lori Cathey Number one ranked Gibson County Lady Pioneers lost to number four-ranked Obion County, 69-59, last Tuesday night at Gibson County High School. The last time the Lady Pioneers lost, was in the first round of the 2008 state tournament. Gibson County had a 22-16 lead at the end of the first quarter. Lady Pioneer Heather Butler had three, 3-pointers and 11 total points in the first quarter. The second quarter

belonged to neither team as they battled for every rebound, and every ball. With 2:54 left, GC’s Heather Griffin did a turnaround jumper to tie the game at 3030. Going to the locker room at halftime it was all tied up, 34-34. The Lady Pioneers took a quick lead in the third quarter. Gibson County’s Heather Griffin hit a 3-point shot with 3:12 left to give GC a 46-42 lead. The Lady Pioneers found themselves trying to survive without Aubrey Reedy. She

was sitting the bench in foul trouble. Gibson County did not score again in the quarter and was outscored by 17 to 12. Lady Rebels Macy Wright scored 10 straight points for Obion County. The Lady Pioneers found themselves behind 51-49. Obion County’s aggressive defense sparked an 11-0 run that put the Lady Rebels out in front for the rest of the contest. Obion County extended their lead to 59-49 with 3:36 remaining

in the quarter. Obion County ran about two minutes off the clock by holding the ball and forcing Gibson County to foul. The final score was 69-56 for Obion County. Leading scorer for Gibson County was Heather Butler with 22 points and 4 assists. Aubrey Reedy netted 14 and pulled down nine rebounds. Heather Griffin had 13, Courtney Haynes had 5, Khadijah Alexander had 2 and Tory Reedy had 7 rebounds.

LEAD SCORER - Lady Pioneer Heather Butler makes a move towards the basket as Obion County defends the play. Butler was the leading scorer with 22 points. (Photo by Lori Cathey) REEDY ON THE REBOUND - Lady Pioneer Aubrey Reedy fights for a rebound with Obion County players. Reedy finished the game with 9 rebounds. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

HAYNES ON THE BALL - GC Courtney Haynes trIes to steal the ball while her teammate Aubrey Reedy is coming to help. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

GOT IT! - Pioneer Denzel Harris goes for a rebound between Obion County’s Jayson Jackson and Josh Gale. (Photo by Lori Cathey)


BLOCKED SHOT - Pioneer Michael Horton blocks a shot put up by Tyler Barber. Horton had 9 points in the game. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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Jr Pioneer League begins BY LORI CATHEY & JENNIFER MCCAIG-COX The Jr. Pioneer League basketball games began Thursday, January 21s in Gibson County High School gyms. Youth in grades kindergarten through fifth grade are playing games beginning at 6 p.m. Gibson County High School head basketball coach, Michael Hart, and his wife, Christy Hart, are coaching the league. They are playing every Thursday at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. and every Saturday at 1, 2 and 3 p. m. This year they have 14 teams and about 120 kids. The reason for the program is to teach fundamentals. Two games are played per court for the kindergarten through third graders. The fourth and fifth graders play full court games. Tournaments will be played on Saturday, February 20th.

Coach Hart would like to invite everyone to come out to the games and to thank all of the volunteer coaches

for their time. So come out and watch the upcoming talent for the local schools compete

JR PIONEER LEAGUE KINDERGARTEN-FIRST GRADE - Members of the Gibson County Jr. Basketball kindergarten and first grade teams are (left to right, front row) Tar Heels- Garrett Spillers, Gunner Stephenson, Mary Kinton, Katelyn McCall, Jon Adam Green, Chloe Bell, (second row) Tigers- Chase Wood, Madison Hart, Zoey Neal, Michael McMullins Jr., Micah Hart, Carson King, (third row) Vols- Highland Cunningham, Amber Flowers, A. T. Elliot, Madison McCollum, Diego Vasi, Drake Warren, (back row) Blue Devils- Katie Allen, Chloe Hassell, Kaylee Hurst, Noland Anthony, Camran Younger and Andrew Alexander. Not picture is Austin Gallamore. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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LEARNING THE MOVES - Cameron Cox (above) dribbles in traffic. Alex Jones (below) moves the ball down the court. (Photos by Jennifer McCaig-Cox)

Leena Dawn Asbridge of Memphis graduated from the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics on December 19, 2009. Asbrigde received her Master of Science in Business Administration in FIR with a concentration in Finance. While at the University of Memphis, Leena was a member of the Financial Management Association and held the office of recruitment chair. She was also a member of the Financial Management Association Honor Society. Prior to her graduate degree Leena was employed as Debtor Analyst for Crestmark TPG in Nashville, TN. Leena graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in Finance and Marketing from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2007. While at UT Martin, She was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi sorority, Phi Sigma Epsilon and Rho Lambda.

Asbridge is currently employed at State Farm Insurance in Memphis. She plans to move from the West Tennessee area to pursue a career in commodity investments. Leena is the daughter of Lee and Patti Asbridge of Kenton. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Donald Asbrigde and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Poland all of Kenton. She is the sister of Laura Asbridge of Memphis and the niece of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Asbridge of Eknton.

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Dyer School Honor Roll Dyer School students on the third, six-weeks honor roll are as follows: Second grade; Brylee Bailey, Briana Bates, Weston Branson, Madison Carson, Ty Carson, Roger Churchwell, Skylar Clayton, Payton Cole, Kimberly Cook, Will Cooper, Cameron Cox, Rylea Criswell, Dalton Flesher, Madison Fussell, Ethan Goad, Cayden Gravette, Sunny Green, Kaitlyn Grogan, Kayley Hood, Alaina Hunt, Allison Lay, Amy Lee, Sierra Lee, Cami Lindsey, Tucker McCoy, Nikia McMillins, Matt Mingle, Madison Needham, Caleigh Patterson, Trinity Powell, Michael Price, Hannah Qualls, Collin Roach, Chloe Sikes, Emma Siler, Carson Spencer, Kaci Sweatt, Brannon Taylor, Kestin Taylor, Dylan Tubbs, Tori Watkins, Trey Watson, Conner Williams. Third grade; Seth Adams, Austin Atkins, Logan Barron, Timia Bonds, Ethen Carrell, Katelyn Duck, Alaina Eddlemon, Savannah Fletcher, Jessica Griffin, Donte Holder, Alex Jones, Colby King, Ashton Lannom, Sam McKinney, Destinee McMullins, Bianca Mejia, Emily Moulder, Jordan Peevyhouse, Dalton Pierce, Savanna Ramsey, Ozzy Rico, C.J. Scates, Julianna Turner, Thomas Walker. Fourth grade; Kennedy Arnold, Will Carson, Aubrie Croom, Madison Croom, Garrett Doss, Cassie Horner John Patrick Kinton, Abbey Landrum, Allie Landrum, Caitlyn Mayberry, Ian McCurdy, Camran McElroy, Ashley ODaniel, Jeremiah Oliver, Malike Owens, Hannah Patterson,

Alexa Powell, Kyndal Pulley, Serena Richards, Hannah Sawyers, Kaleb Sims, Victoria Sims, Shaina Smith, Jarrett Stephenson, Joshua Stoots, Daylin Strickland, Corey Sweatt, Libby Thetford, Carleigh Travis, Leigha Whitaker, Brylea Young. Fifth grade; Caleb Branson, Kiragen Crews, Shelby Croom, Madison Gammons, Keaton Hays, Logan Hicks, Anna Grace Jones, Nathan Kirkpatrick, Hannah Leak, Josh London, Emma Lovell, Zoe McCurdy, Ryan Moulder, Cameron Oliver, Alex Qualls, Joshua Richardson, Gracie Terry, Matthew White, Robby Whitley. Sixth grade; Siera Criswell, Maleah Finch, Olivia Hunt, Autumn Hughes, Cydney Langston, Erin Lannom, Alyssa Rasberry, Mikayla Simpson, Siler Thornton, Samantha Walton, Sydnee Walton,

Karen Whitle, Alexis Williams. Seventh grade; Tynia Albea, Tyniece Albea, Marylee Barker, Macie Cole, Beth Crittendon, Kayla Duck, Brooklynn Hill, Chase Horner, Halee Hughes, Hannah Hutchinson, Cody Johnstone, Grant Jones, Summer Lindsey, Jacob London, Damian McElroy, Bri Pierce, Brasha Reddick, Justin Richardson, Jake Siler Ashlynn Stallings, Dylan Turner. Eighth grade; Logan Bates, Timothy Cantrell, Kathryn Cox, Lynsey Crews, Addison Davidson, Ashley Dempsey, Cortnee Gammons, Kennedy Garner, Ella Hayes, Kelsey Hays, Grace Jewell, Kendall Lawler, Bethany Lowery, Taylor McKinney, Taylor Roberts, Riley Sweatt, Sarah Catherine Thornton and Lexi Whitley.

JR PIONEER LEAGUE 4TH-5TH GRADES - Members of the Gibson County Jr. Pioneer League basketball fourth and fifth grade teams are (front row, from left) Tar Heels- Kerrington Bonds, Ashley, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Daniel, Kanhland Griffin, Austin Juhl, Justin Wiginton, Henry Todd, Alexa Powell, Robby Whitley, (second row) Tigers-Jarrett Stephenson, Emma Upchurch, Ridge Woods, Allie Landrum, Lexi Richards, Abbey Landrum, Caleb Branson, Aaron Pierce, (third row) Blue Devils-Madison Neal, Mac Hicks, Courtney Alexander, Josh London, Blake Gammons, Dalton Kilzer, Cassie Horner, Katelyn Hurst, (back row) Vols- Shelly Temple, Kyndal Pulley, Chaney Roach, Corey Sweatt, Will Carson and John Patrick Kinton. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

ACT prep course offered at UTM RITA MITCHELL, UNIVERSITY EDITOR The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies is offering a course to help prepare students to take the ACT. Making Sense of the ACT-ACT Prep Course will be from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Feb. 20-March 13. The instructor is Ron

Ramage. The fee is $65 plus the cost of the book. Making the highest score you can on the ACT Test really makes sense and dollars these days. This course will help you plan your strategy to make the highest score you are able to on the ACT Test. The course is designed for first-time test takers as well as seasoned veterans.

Students will be using The Real ACT Prep Guide and should bring the book to the first class meeting. The cost of the text is not included in the registration fee. The book may be purchased on the UT Martin campus at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 713-8817760. Register early; the class limit is 20.

Sweethearts of 2010 Spotlight your Valentine in The Tri-City Reporter! Deadline is Friday, February 5th at 5 p.m.

Late Valentines will not be accepted!

Photos of your Valentines will be featured in our February 11th edition. Parents and grandparents - Feature your children and grandchildren. Adults - Tell your sweetheart how you really feel! Send in photo with name, age, parents and grandparents or your special message.

Please - limit of 20 words only!!!

Cost is $10 per photo or 2 separate photos for $18. Photos with multiple subjects will be charged $18. Examples:

Braden Ciaramitaro - Age 8 Son of Keith & Leslie Huggins & Josh Ciaramitaro Grandson of Danny & Cindy East Mike & Donna Ciaramitaro


Aaron Denbow Be My Valentine We love You! Momma & Daddy, Grandanny & NaNa

Mail your photo and information, along with payment to The Tri-City Reporter, P.O. Box 266, Dyer, TN 38330 or just stop by our office at 121 South Main in Dyer. If you want your photo mailed back to you please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Or email photo with credit card payment to Valentines cannot be charged and must be paid in advance!

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Classified Deadline: Friday, 5 p.m. Cost: $5.00 Minimum charge for 20 words or less (After 20, add 20-cents per word.) Classifieds must be paid in advance. This includes yard sales.

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Schools ROAD RUNNER DRIVING ACADEMY is now accepting students. Locations in Jackson, TN and Sharon, TN to better serve you. Class A CDL training, student tuition loans and placement assistance available, a fun environment and free housing. SHARON - 106 Industrial Park Dr., Sharon, TN 38255 (731) 456-2008 or JACKSON - 2255 A Hwy 70 E., Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 935-2500 (Located in the same building as Nationwide Express) (TnScan)

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House Keeping - Part Time Dietary Aide - Part Time CNAs All Shifts - Training provided at no cost to employee

LPN Charge Nurse 11-7 Monday-Friday Apply at:

Dyer Nursing Home 1124 North Main Street, Dyer, TN 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Competitive wages and benefits, 401K E.O.E., Drug Free Workplace

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206 Jordan, Rutherford - Cute starter home or downsizer or investment property w/appliances. Remodeled 2BR/1BA with new cabinets, countertops, vinyl floors, roof and windows. Nice 24 x 30 workshop. $39,900

ED! REDUC 140 Joe Patterson Rd, Rutherford - Huge bard w/living qtrs and inside riding area situated on 40.68 acres, fenced & cross fenced, 4 separate pastures, ready for horses, goats, etc. Living qtrs w/range, fridge, washer/ dryer, energy efficient heat/air. $249,900

414 N. Trenton, Rutherford - Good brick starter home or downsizer! Great location, 2BR/1BA with lg living room and lg eat-in kitchen. $44,900

! SOLD 316 Woodlawn, Kenton - 3BR/2BA brick with formal DR and a sunroom. Mint condition and priced $7,000 below appraisal. $74,900. 210 N. Trenton, Rutherford - Located conveniently to downtown, 3BR/2BA with over 1900 ht sq ft and basement. Above ground pool with large deck. $76,500.

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1063 S. Trenton St, Rutherford - Lovely 3BR brick home situated on 1.2 ac lot w/detached garage and 24x32 wired workshop. Many upgrades and very well maintained home. A must see! $124,900

HERNIA REPAIR? DID YOU Receive a Composix Kugel Mesh Patch Between 1999-2008? If the Kugel patch was removed due to complications of bowel perforation, abdominal wall tears, puncture of abdominal organs or intestinal fistulae, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-5355727 (TnScan)

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208 N. Trenton St, Rutherford - Well maintained building, partitioned for individual offices, secured and raised Investment Opportunity in Dyer/Rutherford computer room, phone system remains, Area - Package price $232,900 includes 2 reception area, conference room, break Duplexes, and 1 Triplex. Potential income room, $199,900. $2,600/month. Excellent locations.

Take a Tour of Our Homes at John B. McCollum, 107 Currie Rd. Dyer, TN

Subscribe & $ave! Accepting Applications: The Tri-City Reporter is accepting applications. This is an office/news clerk and sales position. Interested parties should have a good command of the English language plus public relations and computer skills. Applicant must be willing to learn all aspects of newspaper production. Apply by mail to: Newspaper Position, P.O. Box 140, Humboldt, TN 38343 or email: and attach resume.


LAND Dyer – Good building lot across street from Pine Crest Golf. Aprox 1.5 acres, reduced to $9,500. State Route 105 – Approx 30 acres located 3 miles west of Rutherford with good fertile rolling farm land and equipment shed. $110,000.

“For Over 40 Years!!!

1445 Main St, Martin - Property with ceiling heights from 10’-18’, column spacing, floors w/6” reinforced concrete. Nice building and great location next to 4 lane by-pass w/approx 285 parking places. $600,000

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Yorkville School honors GCSSD board member School Board Appreciation Week was observed January 24-30. The theme this year was ‘Count Me In!’ In public schools, the giving starts at the top with the school board. The board helps determine a vision for local education, assure the schools are accountable to the local community, and advocate for continuous improvement

I student learning. These responsibilities require unselfish giving of time and service of the school board members through endless numbers of meetings, agendas, unlimited amounts of reports, and a variety of difficult decisions to make. On Thursday, January 28, Yorkville School honored local school board member Dana Welch with

refreshments, and posters made by Yorkville School students. Welch also visited with each classroom teacher and their students, accompanied by school principal David Brewer. “Yorkville School and the GCSSD are extremely proud of the hard work that Welch and the entire board does for all the students in our district,” said Brewer.

Harris IGA awarded Five Star honor IGA USA recently announced that Rutherford, Tennessee-based Harris IGA and owners Kasey, Kenny and Tiffany Harris have been awarded the IGA Five Star honor for achievement in IGA’s Assessment Program. Five Star is the highest level of recognition possible under the Assessment Program’s rigorous standards. The IGA Assessment Program focuses on store appearance and product quality, employee training, customer service, engagement in IGA consumer-focused marketing events, and support and involvement in

the local community. The IGA Assessment Program involves four unrevealed and one revealed assessment within the course of a year, and also incorporates a customer feedback component. “IGA’s customers know that when they shop at IGA, they’re supporting not only their local independent retailer, but their community as a whole,” IGA USA CEO Mark Batenic said. “The heart and soul of IGA retailing is providing our customers with the very best level of service along with a personalized, communityfocused experience. Harris IGA is a shinning example

of a store that is elevating the power of the IGA Brand by providing a total customer experience. We’re proud of the Harris Family and Harris IGA’s achievement and thank all the customers who inspired the Harris IGA team to be the best.” “We at Harris IGA are so proud to be the Rutherford area’s Five Star IGA,” Harris said. “We achieved this honor by working as a team to meet the needs of our customers. I’d like to thank my dedicated team for their hard work day in and day out, and most of all the customers for their continued loyalty and support.”

Author O’Daniel invited as guest speaker at Lane College read-in Dr. Ransey O’Daniel was invited to be a guest speaker for the Lane College English Department at the 2010 African American Read-In to be held in the CMAC auditorium on February 8th. The event celebrates African American authors and their works by offering students a venue to not only read some of their favorite works by an African

American but to become familiar with other authors as well. O’Daniel is a Lane College graduate. Miyoshi Prescott, with the college, said he epitomizes the “power of potential” and said it would be considered a privilege to have him come back and share his experiences with the writing process with the

current students. O’Daniel, a former Dyer resident, held a book signing at Books-a-Million in Jackson on January 23 for his new book “Racial Reconciliation.” He was happy to report that all the copies in the store sold out. He is the son of Alfred and Mai O’Daniel of Dyer and a 1982 graduate of Gibson County High School.

SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION AT YORKVILLE SCHOOL - Yorkville School honored their GCSSD board member Dana Welch (back row, second form left) during School Board Appreciation Week. Among those celebrating at Yorkville School are (front) Maddie Welch, Becca Welch, (back row) Principal David Brewer, Welch, Phyllis Joyce, Donna Wilkes, Stacy Yochum adn Judy Hassell.

ART COMPETITION WINNER - Recently Tyler Richardson’s original design was chosen as the first place winner in the Gibson County High School mural design competition. Tyler’s design was chosen from 45 entries. The four by eight foot mural currently hangs in the new lobby area near the theater entrance of the new addition to the school. Although Tyler’s design was original he had help painting it from GCHS Advanced Art class students. Tyler was awarded $100 for his first place finish. Art teachers Aaron Perry and Janet West are pictured with Tyler Richardson and his winning artwork.


Marriages Justin Thomas Pennington of Milan and Lori Michelle Lifsey of

Property Transfers Clyde Replogle and wife, Rebecca Replogle to Kenneth W. Huey and wife, Julia E. Huey – 12th CD Jerry Gray to Christopher Crider and wife, Terri Crider – 13th CD Jim Murphy and wife, Peggy Murphy to Rodney Stewart – 15th CD James Spain and wife, Ann Spain to Amerigreen Landscapes, Inc. – 1st CD Melvin D. Burress and wife, Rachel M. Burress to Justin L. Burress – 12th CD Jerry Sellers and wife, Luann Sellers to Jason D. Eades Gerald D. Griffin and wife, Mildred Jane Griffin to Shawn Thayer and Shannon Gallagher – 2nd CD Rube Elliott and wife, Iris Jane Elliott to Rocky D. Elliott and wife, Elizabeth Ann Elliott – 6th CD Glynndolyn Neil Duncan, Devisee and Executrix of the Estate of Glen Smith Scott to Walter Eugene Stephens – 8th CD Billy R. Barron and wife, Judith C. Barron to Avc, Inc. – 7th CD Katherine A. Roe to Jason W. Smith and wife, Marti M. Smith Francisco J. Carbajal and wife, Donna E. Carbajal to Benjamin Lit and wife, Carrie Elizabeth Lit – 2nd CD Darlene Espy to Glen William Espy, Jr. and Alicia Ellen Espy Swift – 2nd CD

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Milan James David Green of Trenton and Virginia Lee Moss Henson of Union City David Wayne Glenn, Sr. of Humboldt and Carolyn Deleorice Young Ware of Humboldt Arthur Matthew Neuman of Humboldt and Mary Elizabeth Gunn Rodgers of Humboldt Brandon Lee Sims of Bradford and Jenny Layne Patterson Pruett of Bradford

Don’t forget yur sweetheart Turn in your TCR Valentines by Friday at 5 p.m.

Legals NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of ERMA JEAN JEWELL DOCKET: 19612P Notice is hereby given that on the 15TH day of JANUARY, of 2010, Letters ADMINISTRATION, in respect of the estate of ERMA JEAN JEWELL, 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: DECEMBER 4, 2009. This 15TH day of JANUARY, 2010. Signed: GEORGE WAYMON JEWELL Administrator Estate of ERMA JEAN JEWELL SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Susan Graves, DCM JEFFREY A. SMITH 110 NW COURT SQ. TRENTON, TN 38382 (2tp 2/4)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of LADY BLANCHE THOMPSON DOCKET: 19614P Notice is hereby given that on the 19TH day of JANUARY, of 2010, Letters ADMINISTRATION, in respect of the estate of LADY BLANCHE THOMPSON, 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: DECEMBER 5, 2009. This 19TH day of JANUARY, 2010. Signed: DENNIS E. HENDRICKS AND JOHNNY L. HENDRICKS Co-Executors Estate of LADY BLANCHE THOMPSON SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Susan Graves, DCM BILL BARRON 124 E. COURT SQUARE TRENTON, TN 38382 (2tp 2/4)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of BOBBY MACK FREEMAN DOCKET: 19622P Notice is hereby given that on the 21ST day of JANUARY, of 2010, Letters TESTAMENTARY, in respect of the estate of BOBBY MACK FREEMAN, 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: JANAURY 8, 2010. This 21ST day of JANUARY, 2010. Signed: SHIRLEY GALE FREEMAN Executor Estate of BOBBY MACK FREEMAN SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Susan Graves, DCM JEFFREY A. SMITH 110 NW COURT SQ. TRENTON, TN 38382 (2tp 2/4)

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A FAMILY AFFAIR - Kaleb Tidwell, with passenger Brian Pickard, drives an all-terrain vehicle in the field next to his home pulling his father David Tidwell and grandmother Ann Tidwell behind in a makeshift sled. Who says all the fun in the snow is just for kids? The Tidwells had just as many adults as they had children waiting for a wild ride on the slippery slopes. COOL SNOWMAN - This extra large snowman located across the street from the Dyer post office is sporting a cool hat, mustache and shades. The Fulwood brothers and some friends built this snowman inspiring the group on page 1 to ‘out-do’ them with their larger four-sectioned creation.

READY FOR SLEDDING - Waiting for a fun ride on the sled at the Tidwell home were Hunter White, Kaleb Tidwell, London Burkett, Jaxon Walls and Brayden Walls.

ICY FUN - Cameron and Kathryn Cox, Anna Lyse Sullenger and Nikki Alford enjoyed jumping on a snow-covered trampoline.

A SNOWMAN FOR KIARA - Three-year old Kiara Simpson admires the snowman made by her family and friends at her great-grandmother’s house in Rutherford. Grandpa David Simpson enjoyed showing off Kiara as much as the snowman.

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FOUR-WHEELING FUN - Brothers Braden Ciaramitaro (driving) and Aaron Denbow had a blast ripping up the lawn at the grandparents home on one of their four-wheelers. They are the grandsons of Danny and Cindy East in Rutherford.

Wear red this Friday

February 7th at 2 p.m. Dyer First United Methodist Church


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(Right off Hwy. 105 between Bradford & Rutherford) No admission charge; only free-will donations please.


Come and enjoy hearty food and fellowship. For all ages, family activity!

As usual, friendly games of Rook, Dominoes, etc. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and prayers as we dedicate ourselves to the safety of our neighbors and community.

Heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in our country. February is national heart month. In Jackson, employees of the West Tennessee Women’s Center and the Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center at JacksonMadison County General Hospital will be wearing red on Friday, February 5 to observe the importance of fighting heart disease. Join them in the fight against heart disease and wear red on Friday, February 5!

‘Cole Night’ is this weekend Nite Lite Theatre presents ‘Cole Nights,’ a Leah Ashby Production, with singers performing Nat ‘King’ Cole’s most memorable songs and dancers from Bonnie’s School of Dance. Performances are Friday and Saturday February 5th and 6th at 7 p.m. and Sunday February 7th 2:30 p.m. All performances are at Peabody High School in Trenton. For more information or to reserve your tickets, call the Nite Lite office at 731-8552129 or send an email with the word tickets in the subject line to

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