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VOL. 118, NO. 19



Honoring Veterans

Wheel tax to double

Cody Childress

BY STEVE SHORT Car owners in Gibson Co. will see the cost of their license tags increase. The County Commission voted 18-7 May 10 to double the wheel tax from $35 to $70. Opposing the increase were Price, Martin, Carr, Morris, Smith, Copous and Tidwell. Residents have 30 days to file a petition against the hike. 1,600 signatures are needed. The vote came after lengthy debate. Mayor Joe Shepard noted that the county property tax rate in 1994 was 22 cents higher than the current 72cent rate. “I think it was the responsible thing to do,” Shepard said about the tax increase which should bring in $1.3M in revenues. He said the Commission had passed a $13M budget but only provided $12M in funds. Com. Mark Flake, who helped pass the tax on first reading, said revenues are needed to pay for road repairs. Flake noted Crockett Co. has a $70 tax and other counties are in the same range. David Nance, head of a Tea Party group, said the tax would grow county government by ten percent. “You’re taking $1.3 million out of the pockets of families in Gibson Co. that have already taken a twenty percent hit on their

YORKVILLE VETERANS - A new Veteran’s Monument will be erected soon in the Yorkville Cemetery. Among the veterans from the Yorkville/Nebo area who will have their names etched on the new monument are (front) Kenneth Glidewell-Vietnam, J.B. Scott-Vietnam, George Clark-World War II, Germany and France, Harry Jetton-World War II and Korean Conflict, Ray Scott-peace time, (back row) Aaron Scott-Korean Conflict, Bob Morrow-Vietnam and Germany, Henry Farrar-Germany, Hollis Hanks-Germany and Korean Conflict, Terry AllmonGermany, Harry English-Germany and Jackie Gregory-Dessert Storm, Iraq. (photo by William G. McFarland)

Veterans’ monument to be erected in Yorkville Cemetery BY WILLIAM G. MCFARLAND It’s time to Honor Our Hometown Heroes. That’s what a group of concerned citizens in the Yorkville area think. This group has committed themselves to the task of erecting a Veteran’s Monument at the entrance of the Yorkville Cemetery. In conjunction with that idea, a fish fry will be held May 22 at the Yorkville Community Center from 5 to 7 p.m. with all proceeds going towards that monument. A veteran’s program will be held at 7 p.m. Patriotic music, a flag presentation ceremony, and veteran recognitions are on the agenda for the program. All veterans, young and old, are encouraged to attend; veterans do not have to be from the Yorkville area. The idea of the monument has been a dream for veterans for quite some time; the concerned group feels it is time to step up and recognize those veterans dating back to the Civil War who now rest in the cemetery and those who will rest there in years to come. All names of all veterans

who have served our country will be listed on the rock. Families of those who have died and are buried in other cemeteries who are Yorkville/Nebo Alumni may have their loved ones’ names on the monument. Veterans who plan to be buried there after their deaths may also have their names placed on the memorial. Every name will be etched in the rock at no charge on the original rock. However, those wishing to have their names on the rock after the original one is complete will have to pay to have it done. The current cost of doing that is $75; that rate will vary from year to year. If there are questions concerning this project or names you would like to submit, contact Mack Zarecor at 643-8810. So continue to watch and listen as other functions are held to raise money to Honor Our Hometown Heroes from the Yorkville area. Remember the May 22 fish fry!

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Dyer must raise water, sewer rates BY CINDY EAST The office of the State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has notified the City of Dyer that a meeting has been scheduled for September 9 in Nashville to address the city operating its water and sewer department in the red. Following an audit, the City of Dyer was reported to the Water and Wastewater Financing Board as being financially distressed based on a negative change in net assets for three consecutive years (2007, 2008 and 2009) in its water and sewer system. Dyer officials contacted the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) for their recommendation in addressing the problem. MTAS was asked to produce a revenue and expense review of the water and sewer department. Dyer has experienced a huge increase in repairs and maintenance, which is expected to continue in the foreseeable future. MTAS suggested that Dyer raise the rates or cut expenses see page 2


NewcomerWitherspoon victorious in Democratic Primary for county mayor BY DANNY JONES-THE GAZETTE “It’s a bitter sweet night, in light of everything that has happened (flooding) in this county this past weekend,” Tom “Spoon” Witherspoon, winner in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary for Gibson County Mayor, said as the last election returns were announced. Witherspoon, a political newcomer, defeated three county commissioners in a bid to become county mayor. Witherspoon found it difficult to celebrate since he lost his home in the 2006 tornado. “My thoughts and prayers are with the recent victims of flooding, and I am saddened for what they have had to experience,” he said. “I congratulate my opponents on the campaigns they conducted. I thank all those who voted for me during this election. Remember, I need all of you August 5. I want to say thanks to all my supporters and volunteers. This victory was for the working people of this county,” he said. Witherspoon, a project engineer for Southern Pride Manufacturing in Alamo, with 869 votes edged out Lynn Cole who came in second in the four-man race with 796 votes, followed by Tommy Price with 439 and Kenny Flowers, 295. The latter three are county commissioners. Witherspoon will face Mark Renfroe, a Republican, and Tim Luckey, who is running as an Independent, in the August 5 election. The winner of that election will replace County Mayor Joe Shepard who is making a run for the House of Representatives District 79, the seat currently held by Rep. Curtis Halford. After congratulating Witherspoon on his win, Cole said, “I don’t know what I could have done differently in my campaign. I feel like we ran our race the right way. I appreciate the other candidates who also conducted themselves in the right manner. The voter turn out was not what any would want. I am disappointed, but I respect the voters’ decision.” Flowers stated, “With the accessible funds I had to

Childress to run for County Commission Cody Childress announced this week that he will be seeking election to the office of Gibson County Commissioner, District 19, Position 1. Childress is currently an Alderperson for the City of Dyer. He was appointed to the position in early 2004. The Election of 2006 returned him to the seat, where he serves as chairman of the City of Dyer Fire Department. A lifelong resident of Gibson County, Childress has spent his career as a servant of the people and enjoys a solid record of service to his community. Childress, who is a graduate of Gibson County High School, holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Dyersburg State Community College. He has served Gibson County the past 14 years as a Deputy Sheriff, achieving the rank of Patrol Lieutenant. Childress also contributes to the Rutherford and Yorkville Police Department as a part time officer and assists General Sessions Court in Trenton as a Traffic School Instructor. Throughout his career, Childress is known see page 3

work with, I did the best I could do. Thanks for all that voted for me.” see page 3

Elizabeth O’Lee

Yorkville teen is missing EXTENDS CONGRATULATIONS - Lynn Cole (left), who finished second in a four-man race for County Mayor in last week’s Democratic Primary, congratulates winner Tom “Spoon” Witherspoon after final election results were announced at the Gibson County Courthouse, Tuesday. Witherspoon now faces Republican Mark Renfroe and Independent Tim Luckey in the August 5 General Election.

A Yorkville teen has been missing from her home since Sunday, May 2. Elizabeth O’Lee disappeared between 9-9:30 p.m. during a celebration for her 15th birthday. She has shoulder length reddish brown hair, blue eyes, is five feet six inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. According to authorities, see page 3




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Insight & Opinion Flooding could have been worse

Clayburn Peeples reports:

Tennessee soil was saturated. And it kept on coming until April. Meteorologists now say all that rain was caused by a period of abnormal barometric pressure over the Northern Hemisphere which, in turn, produced aberrant weather patterns. In the United States, eastern and western seaboard pressure zones caused moist, southern tropical air masses to move northward where they met northern polar air masses headed south. The result — lots and lots of precipitation. Here in Tennessee, it rained and rained and rained. In January it rained 21.24 inches, and on January 24, Black Sunday it came to be called, the Cumberland, the Tennessee and the Mississippi Rivers all overflowed in Tennessee and 11 other states. Nearly 13,000 square miles flooded on that day, and 75,000 homes were under water. Two hundred fifty people died, and hundreds of thousands were driven from their homes. Along the Mississippi thousands of highway patrolmen, National Guardsmen and volunteers fought to protect levees, and rescue parties were set up from Tiptonville to Memphis to evacuate people when, and if, the levees failed. They did, and the results were disastrous. Many of those flooded out initially refused to leave their rooftops and makeshift tree houses they had built. They knew the

It was, pronounced just about every news report I’ve seen, the worst flooding in Tennessee history, and it was indeed a devastating, disastrous flood of historic proportions. But it was not the worst in the state’s history, or even the second worst. The Cumberland River crested last week at 51.86 feet, nearly 12 feet above flood stage, a catastrophic flood to be sure, but it could have been worse. “How?” you say. Well, it could have kept on raining. That’s what happened in 1927 and 1937, the years of the most serious flooding in America’s, and Tennessee’s history. In the Great Flood of 1937, the Cumberland crested even higher, at 53.9 feet. Ten years earlier it had gone even higher (56.2 feet) in what is considered by most historians as the most serious flood in American history. This past week’s flooding came about suddenly, as a result of a very rapid rise in area river levels, and while it was totally unexpected, it was not unprecedented. The floods of 1927 and 1937 were slow-rise floods that began, as most floods do, with rain. The troublesome weather that resulted in the Great Flood of 1937 actually began in December of 1936 with a heavier rainfall than usual. But that’s no problem, usually. Happens all the time, but in January, the rain, sleet and snow kept coming down until every square inch of

river would go back down, just as it always had. But this time it didn’t. Refugee centers were set up all along the river, and across the state as well, the largest being at the Memphis fairgrounds where 60,000 flood refugees were fed, sheltered and cared for. Thousands, naturally, became seriously ill. At one time 8,000 were hospitalized in Memphis alone. Refugee warehouses were set up in Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville, as every river in the state experienced record flooding. And pretty much the same thing had happened just ten years earlier, except that the water got even higher then. In 1927 rain fell throughout the Mississippi valley at more than ten times the usual rate. All through the winter and spring the rains fell, and finally, on April 21, 1927, levies began failing, all along the Mississippi, 145 of them in all. Before the waters went down, three months later, nearly a million people saw their homes under water, in some cases by as much as 30 feet. Twenty seven thousand square miles of land was flooded, an area the size of the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. By May the Mississippi River was more than 60 miles wide just below Memphis, and towns as far as 30 miles away from the river were filled with up to ten feet of water. The Red Cross set up 154

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Dyer must raise water from page 1 to stay financially stable. They said Dyer’s estimated expenses for this year appear to be over $200,000 greater than budgeted and that Dyer needs some plan of action to budget for these repairs over time. MTAS also said the current rate structure is complicated and uses a declining block schedule with volumes attached to the monthly minimum bill. They suggested that Dyer consider using a uniform cost per thousand gallons and a monthly minimum, which does not have any volumes attached to it. They also suggested that rates, expenses, tap fees and other fees should be reviewed on a regular basis. According to an excerpt from Tennessee Code Annotated Section 7-34-115, Municipal utility systems shall be operated on sound business principals as self-sufficient entities. User charges, rates and fees shall reflect that actual cost of providing the services rendered. Under TCA Section 7-35414, the rates and charges shall be adjusted so as to

provide funds sufficient to pay all reasonable expenses of operation, repair, and maintenance, provide for a sinking fund for payment of principal and interest of bonds when due, and maintain an adequate depreciation account, and the rates and charges may be readjusted as necessary. City Recorder Kenneth McEwen explained that if the city doesn’t take some action to improve the deficit and raise the rate, then the state would raise the rates enough to insure that the city will be profitable. McEwen said the state could raise rates as much as $100 per month. Assistant City Recorder Jason Griggs said the state recommends that three to six months of operating expense be in the account at all times as a cushion. Two ordinances will be presented at the May 24th city board meeting. Ordinance 2010-181 is to amend the water rate schedule. All water furnished by the city shall be measured or estimated in gallons to the nearest multiple of 10. Rates inside city limits will

be $24.25 per month base fee; $.25 per 100 gallons of usage plus sales tax. Rates outside city limits will be $26.25 per month; $.25 per 100 gallons of usage plus tax. Rates for commercial use inside city limits will be $25.25 per month; $.25 per 100 gallons of usage, plus tax. Commercial rates outside city limits will be $27.25 per month; $.25 per 100 gallons of usage, plus tax. Ordinance 2010-182 is to amend the sewer service rates. Sewer service charges shall be collected from the persons billed for water services to any premises with an accessible sanitary sewer at the following rate: inside city limits will be $18.50 per month base fee; $.25 per 100 gallons of metered water usage; outside city limits rates will be $20.25 per month base fee; $.25 per 100 gallons of metered water usage; All industrial and commercial users of the system shall be subject to negotiation provided in the sewer use ordinance. These ordinances will take effect upon the second reading and passage.

from page 1 economies,” said Nance. “The budget needs trimming by six percent.” Com. Keith Steele noted that expenses had increased while revenues declined. Com. Alecia Craig said, “Since 2005 we’ve been using borrowed money to keep from raising taxes. That’s not going to be there this year.” “We’re in this mess because we overspent,” said Com. Leon Smith. “Now we’re asking taxpayers to bail us out.” “Doubling the wheel tax is too much,” said Com. David Martin. Audience member Paul Jones of Brazil led vocal opposition to a tax hike, asking, “How much more can you squeeze the apple before there’s no more juice left in it?” Other Commission news Monday: Flood damage – Rickey Graves, Director of Emergency Management said flood damage in the county is estimated at $8.8 million. The Gibson Co. Lake was

critical in helping avoid more damage, he said. He credited the teamwork of professionals and volunteers. Craig Fugate, national FEMA director visited the county to assess damage. Residents with flood damage must register with FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA within 60 days to receive relief. An office will be set up at the fairgrounds and other locations. “We’re looking at devastation that will take money and a long time to recover from,” said Graves. Sheriff Chuck Arnold described around-the-clock efforts that kept the county jail operating despite flooding. Staff, volunteers, the National Guard, and firemen helped fill sandbags to mitigate flooding when a levee was breached. Shawn Wortman said the county Farm Service Agency is requesting $200,000 to fund restoration of farmlands devastated by floods. Hwy Director Carl Stoppenhagen said some bridges will remain closed until inspections can be done. Repair costs could be $1

million for county bridges. Health care - Commission approved $120,000 from reserves to pay for over budget healthcare expenses in the Highway Dept. Claims exceeded the budget by over $75,000. Animal program Commission allocated $1,000 to establish for a mandatory spay-neuter program when people adopt stray animals. People adopting pets must pay a $25 fee. Airport lawsuit dismissed – The county prevailed in a lawsuit brought by several pilots who claimed airport board meetings were not properly advertised or authorized by the county. Juvenile clerk axed – Commission ratified state Bill 3941 abolishing the position of juvenile court and establishing that the county clerk handle juvenile court duties effective Sept. 1, 2010. The Commission will meet May 24 at 6 p.m. for a budget workshop and reconvene in full session June 24 at 6 p.m.

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THE LOWE DOWN BY STATE SENATOR LOWE FINNEY In the days since the floodwaters hit our region, it seems for many as though life has stopped. In truth, recovery efforts have only just begun. Thankfully, Carroll, Gibson and Madison Counties were declared federal disaster areas, and residents will soon be eligible for federal relief. You can find information about how to apply on my website at where I have posted information about how to register with local and federal relief agencies, as well as updates on water safety and where to receive assistance for stress and grieving. Many have gone through considerable stress and trauma during this crisis, and you should know that there are people and agencies available to help.

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If you have been affected by the floods, you must register with your county’s emergency management agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to receive assistance. Those local numbers are as follows: • FEMA: 1-800-621FEMA (3362), www. • Carroll County EMA: (731) 986-1912 • Gibson County EMA: (731) 855-7688 • Madison County EMA: (731) 427-1271 When you apply to FEMA, the agency will ask for the following information: 1) The address of your damaged home or apartment. 2) Names of people living in your home or apartment. 3) A description of your disaster damages. 4) Insurance information. 5) Your Social

Security Number. 6) A telephone number where we can reach you or leave a message. 7) An address where you can get mail. 8) If you want your disaster assistance funds sent directly to your bank, you will need to provide your bank account type, account number and routing number. FEMA will give you an application number. Write it down and save it, because FEMA will ask for it whenever you contact the agency. FEMA will cover uninsured losses up to $29,900, and low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available for those rebuilding homes, and up to $2 million for businesses, through the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA loan applicants can call 1-800-659-2955forassistance. Natural disasters are trying see page 11

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Gibson - North Relay For Life

Survivor Stories

Galloway is a 41-year cancer survivor BY WILLIAM G. MCFARLAND Forty-one years ago Sue Galloway’s life seemed to come to an end. “I was in the prime of my life. I was in my early forties,” Sue commented. What followed for her were three normal lives and two cancer lives all wrapped up in one life. She was having a very good life; she worked every day and enjoyed every minute. Sue’s parents made sure that she was raised in the church. She loved to go. Without her church people Sue stated, “my life wouldn’t be the same.” At that early age when the doctor told Sue she had cancer, she was horrified. “No, not me. I’m only in my early forties.” The doctor told her she had a knot in her right breast and that it must be removed. Three days later, surgery followed at Baptist Hospital in Union City; the limit of cobalt treatments followed the surgery. There were some mighty rough days in the period that followed surgery. However, as time went on, Sue’s life returned to normal again. Then fifteen years later, tragic news hit her again. She had cancer in the upper lobe of her lung. Surgery followed again at Baptist Hospital in Union City. That was twenty-six years ago. Like others, Sue tells her story best. Following is her story as told by her. “Oh, not me! I feel okay. I am just in the prime of life, and I am only in my early forties. But when the doctor told me I had cancer in my right breast, and it needed to be removed, I was horrified. That was on a Friday and I had the surgery on Monday. I took the limit of treatments and stayed in the hospital over three weeks. With the support of my husband Jay, my family, friends, and church family, I survived. I give the most support and thanks to the Lord. I kept my Faith and worked everyday at Sue’s Beauty Shop, my own personal business. My normal life returned. I was happy and enjoyed living. I continued having check-ups as the doctor recommended. Then tragedy struck again. It had been fifteen years since my breast surgery. After a visit with the doctor, he told me cancer was in the upper lobe of my lung. I cried and cried until I couldn’t cry any more. I thought this was the end, but I still kept my Faith. I turned it (my life) over to the Lord. The road was hard. The doctor told me he thought the beauty shop work was too hard. He asked me if I could do anything else. I said I had taken a course in florist work so I jumped into the florist business. After that I worked in real estate. The lung surgery was 26 years ago, and by the grace of God, I am still here. The Lord said he wouldn’t put any more on us that we could stand. The mountain was high, and I thought ‘Could I climb it?’ I did just that and came out on top. I helped my husband Jay in the auction business; we still do auctions. I love people. The love I have for the Lord, Jay, family, friends and church has helped me. I kept the faith; that is what has kept me going. My advice to people is to go for check ups. You never know when it might pop up. Cancer is a horrible thing but can be treated if you know in time.” Such a remarkable story of faith and trust in the Lord. Cancer 41 years ago was a difficult word to swallow; cancer today is a difficult word to swallow. When Sue first experienced her problems, her treatments were quite extensive. What had to be done was done; she reigns as a survivor. Today what has to be done

still has to be done. However, our treatments for cancer have changed in the past 41 years and those of us who have had cancer are able to celebrate another birthday. That is due to the work done by the American Cancer Society and the Gibson North Relay for Life. We all must continue to fight the silent killer so that 41 years from now someone else will have a Sue Galloway story to tell. Hopefully, fewer of us will not have a normal life, a cancer life, a normal life, a cancer life, and finally a normal life like Sue. Thankfully Sue has had that last normal life.

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Gibson County suffers nearly $9M in flood damage BY STEVE SHORT Gibson County suffered nearly $9 million in damages from heavy rains and flooding that devastated the area the first week in May, according to an official estimate. Rickey Graves, Director of the Gibson County Emergency Management Agency, said Friday that the latest estimate of damages totaled $8.8 million. Graves was to meet with a director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) who was to visit the area Friday. Gibson County was one of 21 counties in Tennessee declared federal disaster areas, according to news releases last week. Damage estimates were based in part on assessed property values. Counties in Tennessee named federal disaster areas as of Friday included Cheatham, Davidson, Dyer, Hickman, McNairy, Montgomery, Perry, Shelby, Tipton, and Williamson in a first announcement, and Carroll, Crockett, Decatur, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Houston, Madison and Obion in a second announcement by officials. Federal assistance can help provide grants to pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other significant disaster-related expenses, according to reports.

Representatives from FEMA plan to set up an office at the Gibson Co. Fairgrounds, said Mr. Graves. Stormsandfloodingravaged much of Gibson County. Trenton appeared to have suffered the most extensive damage, said Graves. Other towns that were hard hit included Humboldt, Kenton, Milan and Rutherford. “Trenton had over one hundred homes and businesses that were flooded; it was the most impacted of our towns,” said Graves. He said the county courthouse, which had undergone exterior renovations recently, was spared. The County Correctional Complex, however, did have some flood damage. The local West Tenn. Railroad and the national CSX line both had significant damage due to water. Several county highways and bridges were damaged by flooding and some back roads were still closed as of Friday. Several relief agencies including United Way and the Salvation Army were helping with the flood recovery. “We had some people put out of homes but most people have places to go and families to stay with,” said Mr. Graves who was working overtime helping acquire damage assessments, completing forms and answering calls for help. He said residents of the

Childress to run for County from page 1 for his emphasis on bringing people of differing opinions together to solve problems. Childress reports his time as Alderperson for the City of Dyer has been one of the most “Rewarding and challenging experiences of his life.” He points out that City Business has progressed with balanced budgets and good audits. Noting progress in the City and improvements at the park, one of things that he is most proud of is being a part of getting the Dyer Fire Department a new home. “Dyer has always had Fire Department personnel it could be proud of, now we have a Fire Station we can be proud of and it was achieved with no additional burden on

tax payers.” “As your County Commissioner I will take a strong stand on public safety issues. I know through my experience with the City of Dyer that we can work to keep tax rates low as possible while giving the people we serve strong and responsible financial accountability. Open communication between the county and its citizens is essential to develop a greater awareness of our communities. I have a productive vision for our County and want to be a part of building a better tomorrow. Gibson County is where I have lived all my life and I will work hard to make it a great place for our families. Like any other parent I want

my daughter , Cathryn, age 7 and son, Ashton, age 6 to receive a quality education and enjoy their childhood in a safe and secure community. When they are ready to enter the workforce, I want job opportunities available to them locally, at home, in Gibson County and I want the same for all our families.” Childress pledges by putting Gibson County first, he is committed to the concept of “Representation for the People.” “I respectfully ask for your vote and support to elect me you next County Commissioner for District 19, Position 1, in the 2010 August 5th General Election.”


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county had shown generosity in helping those in need. “I think it shows the resiliency of Gibson Countians that people are bouncing back as quickly as they are,” said Graves. “People are helping each other. There is a lot of unity and people working

together. It shows the quality of people we’ve got in this county.” Graves said residents of the county can assist the recovery by lending a hand to people who need help. “Anything they see that their neighbors need will be of help,” he said.

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from page 1 she is believed to have run away with Chris Cannon, a 25year old male from Rutherford. Cannon is five feet eight inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has short dark brown hair, blue eyes and has tattoo of praying hands on his right arm. Cannon drives a black older model Honda Accord with tinted windows and a dent on the left rear door. Gibson County Sheriff investigators have opened a case file on this incident. O’Lee’s information has been entered in the National Crime Information Computer as well as the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation state system. “We have developed some information that they may be in or around Dyersburg and could be living out of the car. The information is rebroadcast to law enforcement every 12 hours and we continue to seek information as to her whereabouts,” said Sheriff Chuck Arnold. On Monday, Arnold said, “Officers on overtime searched all weekend and found nothing new. O’Lee’s cell phone has been pinged but no results were found.” Anyone with any information can contact Investigator Steve Grooms at the Sheriff’s office or Central Control at 692-3714.”

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votes: Sheriff Chuck Arnold, 2024; Trustee LeAnne Smith, 1811; Circuit Court Clerk Janice Jones, 1476 (Jones does not run in Medina, Sitka, S. Gibson, Gibson, Edison, Fruitland, or Humboldt’s six precincts); County Clerk Joyce Brooks-Brown, 1980; Register of Deeds Hilda Patterson, 2016; Juvenile Court Clerk Keith Cunningham, 1293.

Price was not at the courthouse when the results were coming in. The weekend flooding could have been a partial reason for the low 8.48 percent voter turnout; however, voter apathy was also prevalent. Running unopposed, the following county officer holders received the following endorsement















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UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE TOTALS Trustee LeAnne Smith - 1811; Circuit Court Clerk Janice Jones - 1476*; Sheriff Chuck Arnold - 2024; Juvenile Court Clerk Keith Cunningham - 1293; County Clerk Joyce Brooks-Brown - 1980; Register Deeds Hilda Patterson - 2016 *Circuit Court Clerk does not run in Medina, Sitka, S. Gibson, Gibson, Edison, Fruitland or Humboldt’s six precincts.

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North Union For our Mothers Day service we had 62 present. As we came inside all ladies were given a packet containing a very nice ink pen and a bookmarker. The mother with the most children present in church was Ms. Louise Turner who received a hanging basket of flowers. The two names drawn for hanging baskets were Trish Davidson and Sally Baird Happy birthday wishes were sung to Kenny Harris. Bro. Don had charge of our children’s sermon. He asked can you see anything in the air? Ms. Connie had a radio and with radio waves we could hear it. Salvation makes a difference in our lives. Like the wind you can feel it. We feel God in our presence. He comes in our faith. We know God is real because we see the change in people’s lives. Faith is being sure of what we hope for. God is always with us. He closed in prayer. For Bro. Don’s sermon

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he spoke about moms from the Bible. Proverbs 31 records what King Lemuel’s mother taught him. Jezebel worshipped Baal and her son Ahaziah followed her ways. Naomi, a woman of faith, leads Ruth to the God she confesses. Hannah, a burdened lady asks God for a son and promised to give him to the Lord all his life. The Shunammite woman who furnished Elisha a place to stay and Elisha asked God to give her a son. Jochebed mother of Moses instilled inside of him knowledge of right. These moms had the opportunity to teach their children the right way. Proverbs 31:10 is the greatest statement in the Bible about the quality of a Godly woman in the world. Another statement “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.� Time spent with children is not a cost but an investment. In closing many folks expressed appreciation to their mothers and ladies who had mothered them.

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Kenton News The cooler temperatures didn’t put a damper on the celebrations that children young and old had planned for their mothers on Mother’s Day 2010. Across our city, mothers were treated to lunches prepared by their children or to being treated to lunch out in a local restaurant as well as cheerful phone calls, cards, gifts, visits and other expressions of love from their devoted children. Cindy Lamar was one mother blessed with both visits and gifts from her children and grandchildren, Amanda and Michael McAlister, Grant and Drake, and Luke and Cynthia Lamar, Molly and Addyson. Early in the day, Ronnie and Cindy visited with Ronnie’s mother in the Dyer Nursing Home, brought her gifts and many well wishes. Cindy also placed a beautiful flower arrangement on her mother, Eva Davidson’s memorial. Edward Pierce of Mason Hall fell recently, breaking his hip. Following several days in the hospital in Jackson, he was transferred to Gibson General Hospital in Trenton for rehabilitation. He is in room 147 and the brother of Brenda Kasun of Kenton. Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in Jackson was the happening place last Saturday as Addyson Lamar, daughter of Luke and Cynthia Lamar and sister of Molly, celebrated her 3rd birthday! Little Addy was surrounded by many friends and family members as she played the fun games winning 100’s of tickets to later be redeemed for prizes. She had pizza and a beautiful Disney Fairies birthday cake prior to excitedly opening her gifts. Some of those present to witness Addy’s great joy were Richard, Mary, and Britney Sturgill of Newbern, Grant and Tonya Martin

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of Kenton, Jesse Davidson of Union City, Ronnie and Cindy Lamar of Kenton. Jack and Jane Allen have returned home after a great winter trip. They united with many old friends and made new ones. They left on Dec. 25 headed for The Palms RV Resort in Yuma, AZ. While there they visited a cousin, Betty Phebus at Yucca Valley, Ca, and a friend, Bill Thurman of Tempe, AZ. They toured Las Vegas, N.V., and San Diego, Ca. On Feb. 3 the Allen’s left Yuma on the way to Casa Del Valle R.V. Resort at Alamo, Texas. While in Texas they visited Jack’s sister and husband, Gene and Betty Sue Tuttle of Refugio, TX. On Jack’s birthday they spent the night at South Praire, Texas. Leaving there on April 3, they made their way to Siesta Bay RV Resort in Fort Meyers, Florida and visited with Linda Mainord and Evelyn Green of Wellington, FL and Sanebel Island, FL. They wound up their trip by touring Key West, Florida for 2 days before making their way home. Welcome home Jack and Jane! Kerry and Jackie Freeman recently spent the night in Gatlinburg on their way to Havelock, N.C. for a weeklong visit with their son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jamie Freeman. They had a wonderful visit together with Kerry and Mike enjoying playing golf together. Their drive home was delayed for 3 hours in Nashville due to the heavy rains and flooding. Thankfully they made it safely home. Prayer List: Flood Victims, David Stephenson, Carol Primrose, Regina Miller, Jesse Davidson, Elaine Davidson, Eurby Sanders, Freda Sanders, Lil Wardlow, Henry Herane, Sam Weatherly, Elmer Williams, Paul Lee Williams, and Clint McLodge.



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Tillman baby girl arrives Samuel Tillman, age 2 1/2, is proud to announce the birth of his sister, Ella Claire Tillman. She is the daughter of Daniel and Beth Tillman of Friendship. Ella Claire was born on April 29, 2010 at the Jackson-Madison County General hospital at 11 p.m. She weighed six pounds 12 ounces and was 18 inches long. Ella Claire is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Janet West of Dyer and Ann Tillman of Friendship. She is the great granddaughter of Mrs. Jessie Lee West of Dyer and Mrs. Helen Sanderson of Kenton.

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DAVID JOHNSON CHORUS TO PERFORM AT DRESDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - The David Johnson Chorus will perform in their spring concert, An International Celebration, at the Dresden Elementary School in the multi-purpose room on May 22 at 7 p.m. A reception will follow. For more information, contact DJC general manager, Gail Crawford at 731-514-0167 or visit the website, www. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a variety of music from across the globe.

Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell The blessings that we receive from the Lord are so numerous that you would not be able to count them. We have a God who loves and cares about us. We had several that were not able to attend services last Lord’s Day because of the severe flooding in the area. We all should be so thankful that we did not get the worst of the storm even though we were somewhat discomforted because of it. Our lesson was entitled “A Mother’s Day Prayer.” President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first official celebration of Mother’s Day on May 9, 1914. We still honor our mothers in this same tradition today, the 2nd Sunday of May, 2010. Mothers need our prayers. We don’t pray enough for our mothers. The Apostle Paul tells us give “honor to whom honor is due.”

(Rom. 13:7) ‘Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.”(Proverbs 31:10) Mothers are certainly due honor. Mothers should love their children. We hear in the news of mothers that have failed in this area. Most any day we can hear or read about children being murdered, abused and neglected. I remember one such case that happened in South Carolina several years ago. A mother “strapped” her three children into their car seats and then pushed the car into a lake, drowning all three. We ask how a mother could do such a terrible thing. She evidently did not have much if any love for her children. Being a mother is often very difficult. We need to encourage mothers to love their children. Husbands should honor their wives as mothers. Mothers who do not

Clora’s Chapel We hope that all mothers had a Happy Mother’s Day! There are so many thanks to some of the Badgett Chapel CPCA family for visiting Cloras Chapel on Sunday, Mother’ Day. The flood caused damage to their church and their church service was canceled. We had our Mother’s Day program within the morning service and the spirit of the Lord was present. Mrs. Cynthia Jarrett was our special speaker and she did a wonderful job. We thank Sis. Jarrett for the inspirational words of the Lord that she presented to us. Minister Jesse Austin was not present because he was spreading the Gospel and we missed him and his family. We must have the best pastor and first lady in the world for they were honored on Mother’s Day! The men of Cloras Chapel surprised the first lady, Sis. Diane Myles, by presenting a Mother’s Day gift to her. She was so happy and speechless. We enjoyed Mrs. Myles’ family worshipping with us on Sunday. The Albea Family is a blessed family no matter what they go through, they know that God is always by their side. Cloras Chapel salutes them all and is in constant

love and care for their children can also be attributed to men who fail to love and honor their women as mothers. Men should provide emotional and physical support for their wives. Many women are pressured into taking the role of the husband because of the failure of the husband to lead in the marriage. This is not God’s way. Children should obey their parents in the Lord; for this is right in the sight of God. They also are to honor both mother and father so that it may be well with them and that they may live long on the earth. (Eph. 6:1-3) Mothers must put God first in their lives. This is the solution to all the problems discussed. Let us pray for all of our mothers, not just today, but pray for them everyday. A good mother is worth more than all the rubies in the world.

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prayer as they mourn the death of their brother, Mr. Paul Ray Albea, Jr. Nick Albea sang with the Male Chorus along with Hollis and Joe. We enjoyed them very much and of course Treva helped with the music. Minister Renetta Albea sang a solo after her sister Cynthia spoke and we were all filled with tears again. We were glad to have Patricia Wade and Phyllicia to worship with us too. There were many beautiful presentations to mothers throughout the church. You could feel the love as it flowed

through the congregation. God is so good and we truly thank Him for a wonderful spirit filled Mother’s Day! On Saturday, May 15, Cloras Chapel will be having a pew rally. Elder Ronald McNeil is the sponsor and is excited about it. The time is 4 p,m. and Rev. Anthony Kemp will bring a message from God. We invite all to come out and share this event with us. We will travel to Sixth Street Baptist Church in Humboldt on Sunday for their Usher’s Day. No matter what, keep on praying! Thank You



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What Relay For Life means Relay For Life is a lifechanging event that gives everyone in communities everywhere a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Celebrate, remember, and fight back are themes that link all Relays events together. Celebrate: With a Survivors Lap – a inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories achieved over cancer. Remember: During the Luminaria Ceremony, people who have been touched by cancer are honored and loved ones lost to the disease are remembered. Candles are lit inside bags bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence. Fight Back: With a personal commitment to do something as simple as getting a screening test, quitting smoking, or talking to elected officials about cancer.

SMITH HONORED - Carmack Smith (center), a Dyer Nursing Home resident, was recently named Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes. He was presented a certificate of recognition by Jerry Park, nuring home director and Dyer Mayor Sam Thompson.

Smith named Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes The Tennessee Health Care Association has named Carmack Smith, a patient at Dyer Nursing Home, to its annual Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes. Honorees in this year’s Who’s Who recognition program, themed “The Winners’ Circle,” include athletes, entertainers, educators and other individuals living in THCA member nursing homes statewide. Smith spent more than 20 years teaching physical education and science at Milan High School. His favorite memory is fishing with his students after school. In addition to his long teaching career, Smith also served for eight years as president of the Retired Teachers Association and served on the Gibson County Election Commission. Smith will receive a Who’s Who certificate of recognition duringNationalNursingHome Week May 9-15, an event celebrating the fundamental role nursing homes play in

the continuum of long-term care. His profile will also be featured on THCA’s web site Each year, a select group of patients at THCA member facilities is called forward to accept nomination to Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes,” said THCA Executive Director Ron Taylor. “these patients truly have made a difference through accomplishments in their careers and contributions to their families, country and communities. It is a privilege to welcome them to The Winners’ Circle. Since 1983, the Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes program has honored more than 1,500 outstanding individuals living in member facilities of THCA. Through this special program, THCA annually recognizes individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to their communities and helped shape history through their insight and actions.


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It was a great day to be in the Lord’s house Sunday as we started the morning service being thankful for our mothers. Elaine Fields played the piano and Kathy Hooper the organ as Mike Fields led us in our opening hymn “I Love to Tell the Story.” Bro. John Fields opened us in prayer before we all dismissed to our Sunday school classes. Ms. Christy prayed for our prayer requests and then did a good job teaching us our lesson, “How Do You Contribute” from Exodus 3540. The Lord wants His people to contribute freely and wholeheartedly to His work. Our worship hour began with Scott Fields and the choir leading us in the hymns “Wonderful Words of Life” and “Love Lifted Me.” Keith Hamlin opened us in prayer being thankful for the beautiful day. Rejoice in the Lord always. We recognized Mother’s Day with our youngest mother Alisa Van DerRoest and our oldest Ms. Frances Powell. All mothers were presented a devotions book, “Woman of God, Moments of Grace.” We enjoyed our time of praise as many of the women in church shared something special about their mother with all of us.

By taking action, people are personally taking steps to save lives and fight back against a disease that takes too much. Everyone’s reason to Relay is as unique as their own personal story. Some find healing, comfort, and support from others who have faced cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease. Some join forces in the community to aid in finding an end to cancer in our lifetime. Some come out to say “Thank You” to all the people who have done so much to support them through their personal cancer experience. Relay is a time of gathering together with friends, family, and colleagues to laugh, cry, and create lasting memories. With every step taken, “Relayers” are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. With the help and support of our communities, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer – we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life.

Rutherford 1st Baptist We never get to old to go to a birthday party! Saturday night all of Aunt Sallie Pate’s nieces and nephews went to Lena Mae’s house to celebrate her 90th birthday. We didn’t play pin the tail on the donkey but set around catching up on everyone. Sunday was a special day for mothers. Brother Jason did a little different passing out the roses this year to moms. The child that traveled the longest distance was Angelia Garner. The mother who has a child the longest distance from home,

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Dorothy Eddlemon, who’s son is in Iraq. The mother who had the most children present for the service, Linsey Boals. The choir did a great job on a new song, “Highway to Heaven.” Brother Jason’s message was on “Big Problems” from Mark 6: 35-44. Sunday evening Larry

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Morning worship services had an attendance 106 and 74 in Sunday school. Perfect Attendance was the 4 and 5 year olds with Donna Abbott, 3-5th grade with Mynonne Tate and the Cradle Roll Class with Jackie Barron. The message for the morning service came from the book of Psalm 19:12-14, My Words and My Heart. The message for the evening service came from the book of Mark 16:19, The Last Story of Jesus. Remember in Prayer: Claude “Diddie” Cooper, Sue Paschall, Belinda Oliver in the loss of her cousin and his daughter, Angela Halford, Jerry Martin, all of our shutins and those in the nursing home.

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By Diane Hamlin We had a special time of meet and greet with our visitors and church family where there were many hugs and handshakes as we all wished each other a happy Mother’s Day. We thank the Lord for all the visitors we had on Sunday. Bro. Steve, Mike, Steven and Scott Fields blessed us with our special music entitled “Little Brown Church in the Vale.” Bro. Steve’s morning message was from Luke 1:2831, entitled “Our Lord and Savior’s Mother.” Mike Fields closed our service in prayer as the hymn “I Surrender All” was sung. You can view a beautiful picture of the Keely Mill mothers by going to facebook and typing in Keely Mill Baptist Church Dyer, Tennessee. Pray for all mothers, they are a blessing. Our evening services began with Scott Fields leading us in the hymn”In My Heart Their Rings a Melody.” Mike Fields opened us in prayer and we all dismissed to our discipleship training classes where Mike did a good job teaching us our lesson John-trusted to care for Jesus’ mother. John 19:25-27. Our special music “Jesus Loves Me”sang by Carlee, Felichia and Jennifer Fields began our worship hour. Jennifer also gave a report about how she enjoyed the mothers and daughters day out that many of them shared on Saturday. Dakota Warren opened us in prayer. Scott led us in the hymns “Sweet By and By” and “Are You Washed by the Blood” Bro. John Fields brought us our Sunday night message from Galatians 6:12-17. He also read us a poem about marking the Ministry that someone had wrote to him. Keith Hamlin closed our services as the hymn “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling” was sung. We invite you to come praise and worship Jesus with us Sundays 11a.m. and 6 p.m.

Golden Agers By Virginia Burgess Hooray for 1920! On May 5, 2010 we had a 90’s Gala celebrating birthdays of those 90 and over with 47-50 in attendance. The meeting was called to order by President John Fields and prayer by Brother DeWayne. We were favored with a beautiful flute solo by Dola Acree entitles “Shine On Us.” Congregational songs were “I’ll Fly Away,” “Mansion Over The Hilltop” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” Brother Jerry Legg gave us insights on life in the 1920’s Do you remember when? We were blessed by a beautiful vocal solo by Kenneth McEwen entitled “The Family of God.” Thanks to Ann Thompson for the beautiful banners she made. Upon presentation of the 90’s in attendance, the names were placed in the banners by age category. The oldest was 97 years young, Mrs. Zela Foren. Brother Jerry Legg led the devotional followed by the presentation of bouquets to the honorees. Brother Marcus Kelly offered the blessing for the feast provided, followed with cake and ice cream. Thanks to Jean Moore for the beautiful bows for the bouquets. Also, thanks for the homemade rolls. The 90 honorees were so grateful to have been honored with this social event.

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Obituaries EVELYN CALLIS GLISSON Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Callis Glisson, age 89, were conducted. Saturday, May 8 at the First Baptist Church in Humboldt with burial following in the Rosehill Cemetery. Brother Greg McFadden will officiate. Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home was in charge of the services. Mrs. Glisson was born on February 15, 1921 in Dyer, TN and died on Sunday evening May 2, 2010 in League City, Texas. She lived the last year of her life in Texas in close proximity to her daughter, son-in-law, granddaughters and their families. Prior to moving to Texas, Mrs. Glisson had been a resident of Humboldt, Tennessee for 63 years and was a life long resident of Gibson County. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Humboldt for 37 years and a devoted teacher of her Sunday school class. She was valuable employee of the City of Humboldt and Gibson County from April 1, 1946 to May 31, 1983 and from 1971 to 1983 she served as the Humboldt Court Clerk and Master. She served on the Humboldt City Council as alderman from 1984 until 1987. Mrs. Glisson will be remembered as a devoted friend, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her optimistic approach to life, sense of humor, and her generosity was endearing to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by the community of Humboldt and all her many friends throughout Gibson County and the State of Tennessee. Mrs. Glisson was preceded in death by her husband Oliver Wade Glisson. She is survived by her daughter Sue Ellen Glisson Jennings and husband John C. Jennings of League City, Texas; three granddaughters and their husbands, Beth and Chris Fowler, Allison and Paul Richard Poston, and Amy and Curtis Kershner all of Texas; and five great grandchildren Brooke Fowler, Alyssa Poston, Paul Edward Poston, Jeremy Kershner, and Jake Kershner.

Cards of Thanks The family of Bobby Becton wishes to thank you for your prayers, cards, memorials, food, beautiful flowers and calls that were extended to our family during this past year, Your prayers were our support that carried us through. The support and care of Hospice of West Tennessee was so appreciated. Thank you to Karnes and Son Funeral Home, Brother Charles Fike, Brother Ed Marbury and Sandra Newman. Rebecca Becton, Sandra and Norman Hall, Brenda and Tommy Griggs, Noraine Becton and families Words cannot express our thanks and appreciation for all the kindness, thoughts, prayers and good wishes during the illness and death of J.W. Flowers. We very much appreciate all that has been done for us during this difficult time. The family of J.W. Flowers

Laneview Baptist Church It was a beautiful day for Mother’s Day. We began our special service with baby Abigail Denning’s dedication. Abigail’s proud parents are Debbie and David Denning. The dedication was led by Bro. Lammie Lammersfeld . Baby Abigail was beautiful and she had several family members there to witness her big day. What a wonderful way to show thanks to God by dedicating their child back to Him. Specials were sang by Bro. Lammie and Bro. Johnny Cavender. Our message Sunday morning was entitled “Qualities of a Godly Woman.� Mothers are to nurture their children and seek God’s guidance in raising them. A Godly mother not only talks the talk but walks the walk meaning she seeks God’s favor in all that she does. We have a role model to learn from it is Mary the mother of Jesus. As Luke 1:27-28 states Mary was highly favored by the Lord. Do we as mothers live a life that is highly favored by God? Other scripture included Pro. 21:2 and Pro.20:11. The evening sermon was entitled “God’s Guidelines For Living.� We have guidelines to live by all through God’s word. It is up to us as individuals to study the Bible and find these guidelines and apply them to our lives. Please pray for all the sick and the many flood victims. God Bless!

J.W. FLOWERS Funeral services for J.W. Flowers, 82, were held May 8, 2010, at the Chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home in Newbern. Reverend Mike Walker officiated the services. Burial was held at Yorkville Cemetery. Mr. Flowers was retired owner/manager of US Cable TV. He was a member of Bells Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Taylor and Ivy Jones Flowers, one sister, Raye Vickery and one brother, Robert “Son� Flowers. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Dew Flowers of Dyer, three daughters, Lorrie Springer of Madisonville, Ky., Debra Bolin and David of Colorado Springs, CO and Julia Flowers of Trenton, four grandchildren, Lainie Springer of West Park, NY, David Springer of Nashville and Jonathan and Justin Forrest of Trenton, one sister, Helen Featherstone of Bardwell, KY., two brothers, Bill Flowers of Trenton and Jerry Flowers of Dyer. Pallbearers were Wylie Hollis, Kenny Flowers, Johnny Cowan, Jonathan Forrest, Justin Forrest, David Springer and honorary pallbearer was Bobby Seals. Memorials can be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Online condolences may be left at our website:

TOMMY E. WALLACE Yorkville – Graveside services for Tommy E. Wallace, 67, were held May 7, 2010, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Kenton. Brother Marlon Stephens officiated the services. Mr. Wallace passed away May 6, 2010 at his residence. He was a retired truck driver. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Sue Wallace. He is survived by his son, Tommy Wallace Jr. of Union City and daughter, Marlena Graham of Union City, one sister, Linda Jones of Kenton, two brothers, Wayne Wallace of Michigan and Greg Wallace of Michigan and his special friend, Linda McLendon of Yorkville.

MARY ELLEN HOWELL Dyer – Funeral services for Mary Ellen Howell, 74, were held April 4, 2010, at Leitherland Funeral Home. Brother John Coleman officiated the services. Burial was held at Yorkville Cemetery. Mrs. Howell passed away April 2, 2010, at her residence. She retired from Brown Shoe Co. She was a member of New Bethlehem Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Howell, one son, Michael Howell and parents, Roy and Mamie Morrow. She is survived by her son, Rickey and Tammy Howell of Michigan, two daughters, Cathy and Rick Walker of Dyer and Pat Tailon of Jackson, four grandchildren, Joshua Walker, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Howell and Angelia Garland and two brothers, Bobby Morrow and James Morrow.


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Community Calendars BOSTON BUTTS FOR SALE The Firemen’s Wives Auxiliary is selling Boston Butts from Corky’s for the Memorial Day/Graduation weekend for $25. Corky’s BBQ sauce is $3 for an 18 oz bottle. Orders will be taken from now until May 20th with pick up at the Fire Department on Thursday May 27th from 3-7 pm. Contact any firefighter or ladies auxiliary member to place your order. BAKE SALE Gibson County Fire and Rescue Station 9 will have a bake sale Saturday, May 15 beginning at 8 a.m. at Station 9 in Rutherford. In addition to baked items, concessions, hamburgers and hot dogs will be available. All money raised will go toward needed equipment. HOMECOMING 2010 Beech Grove Baptist Church will have their Homecoming 2010 Sunday, May 16th. The church is located at 233 Old Dyersburg Road in Dyer. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. with worship at 10:45 a.m. A fellowship meal will be held after the services! DYER STATION MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE The Dyer Station Celebration planning committee is sponsoring the annual Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery. The service will at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 30 with a reception for area veterans following the service at the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. The guest speaker is Col. Brett London. 2nd ANNUAL TANYA TAYLOR FAMILY MEMORIAL BENEFIT RIDE The 2nd Annual Tanya Taylor Family Memorial Benefit Ride will be held on Sunday, May 16th. Rain date for the ride is Sunday, May 23rd. The First Baptist Church, Dyer, will host a hamburger/hot dog lunch at noon on May 16th. Registration for the ride will be from 12:15 till 1:30 with a donation of $20 per motorcycle. The bikers will have their noon meal provided, a memorial tee shirt, and a chance for nice door prizes after the ride. If you do not ride a motorcycle, lunch will be provided at $5 per plate, maximum of $20 per family. The ride will begin with “kickstands up� at 1:30 p.m. and end back at First Baptist Church Dyer parking lot no later than 4 p.m. The ride will be approximately 100 miles and will include a drive by of the Taylor family homeplace and the Pleasant View Church of Christ where the family is buried in the Skullbone community east of Bradford. Pre-register at the First Baptist Church office (phone 692-2549) at 199 W. College, Dyer. Early registration is also available for the ride through the church’s website,

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Bethpage By Joyce Brown What a wonderful Mother’s Day this has been. We had a great crowd for Sunday service this beautiful sunshiny day. Tina and Janice played a soul stirring version of “My Tribute” as worship began. I think we all had glorybumps. Call to worship was “We Have Come Into His House.” Zach Cochran sang “Sometimes I Cry” for the special music segment and some of us actually did. It was so touching. The mothers in attendance all received flowers presented by the deacons in honor of Mother’s Day. Bro James preached a powerful message from Daniel 1:1-21. His title was “Daniel’s Decision Making.” Happy birthday to Riley Littleton and Roger Cochran as they celebrated birthdays last week.

Congratulations go to Christy Griggs who was named “Teacher Of The Year” at Kenton for this school year. We’re proud of you Christy. The softball season is off and running in our church league. It was a lot of fun to watch. Some of the moves were great and some were just goofy. The old saying “you win some, you lose some and some get rained out” actually is true. Our game last Saturday was rained out so we played two this Saturday, winning one and losing one. A pretty good start, don’t you think? The Family Closet in Trentonhashadarunonclothes and home supplies due to the recent flooding and are in dire need of donations, especially children’s clothing. Also, they need sheets of any size

and bath towels. If you can help with any of these items you may drop them off at 421 E. Armory (next to Maverick). It will be a tremendous help in this time of need. Their phone number is 855-3305. Drop off times are Mon.-Wed., 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. When we sent news in last week, word of all the devastation from the flooding had not fully been realized. So many lost so much so our prayers go out this week to all who lost homes, possessions, jobs, businesses with the greatest loss being that of loved ones. In spite of all the chaos and tragedy, we can still be assured that God is in control and He has a plan even though our human eyes cannot comprehend the outcome.

MOTHER-DAUGHTER BANQUET - Dyer First Assembly hosted their Annual MotherDaughter Banquet on Saturday, May 1. Guest speaker was Melissa Brubaker, youth pastor at Dyersburg First Assembly. She spoke on guarding your heart. We enjoyed a BBQ dinner with all the trimmings catered by Northside Market from Milan.

The Grapevine Hope every mother had a happy Mothers Day. We observed our Mothers Day at St. Paul in our morning service. Rev. Michelle Skinner delivered the messages. Her topic “You Must Be Born Again” was found in John 3:1-7. She told us about the ABC’s, Accept, Believe and Confess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and then we will have love for our brethren and our lives will be changed. The male chorus provided the music. We also had a period for children to honor their mothers. It was a wonderful service. Rev. and Mrs. Pounds daughter, Cinthia and grandchildren, Merissa, Cerease and Isaiah of Ripley worshipped with us along with friends of Yolonda Banks, Mr. and Mrs. Pirtle of Dyer. We always welcome our visitors. James Skinner and I, Vickie Wynn and Kim Simpson, along with other parents, grandparents and friends attended the GCHS Marching Pioneers Spring Banquet Friday night at the National Guard Armory in

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Trenton. Congregation to Felicia Warren Jones upon her graduation from Nursing School. Some of those who attended her Pinning Ceremony on Friday night were her husband, Johnny Jones her mother, Mary Warren, Ronnie, Denita and Miracle Armstrong, Elizabeth Wade, Taylor Conner, Raven Warren, Cathy Bailey and Joyce Walker. Those who attended her graduation on Saturday afternoon were Johnny Jones, Mary Warren, Denita and Miracle Armstrong, Elizabeth Wade and granddaughter, Taylor Conner, Alma Williamson, George Wade, Raven Warren and girl friend, Sarah Alford and I. Minister Timothy and Tammy traveled to San

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Sports & Education GCHS baseball and softball season ends

COME OUT SWINGING -Madalyn Murray came out swinging a red-hot bat against Haywood. Murray hit 2 home runs including a grand slam and drove in 5 runs to help Gibson County to a 11-1 win over the Tomcats in game one of the District Tournament. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

TEAMWORK - Obion County hitter #5 Patrick Haskins races down the first baseline trying to beat out an infield hit. GC pitcher #12 Trey Tate beats him to the bag and takes the throw from first baseman #9 Dainel Clifft for the out. Second baseman #19 Nick Brasher hustles in to back up the play. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

BY COACH CRIS LOWNSDALE The Lady Pioneers finished their season with one win and two losses in the 13AA District Tournament at Haywood High School. In their first game on Thursday, the Lady Pioneers beat the Haywood Tomcats with a score of 11 to1. The Lady Pioneer’s came out hot and scored three runs in the first inning. They added two more runs in the second inning when Madalyn Murray opened the inning with a solo home run and when Dallas Hall scored Kaycie Moore on a RBI single. The Pioneers added two more runs in the third inning while their defense had only allowed one hit for the Tomcats. In the fourth inning, Madalyn Murray hit a grand slam to add four more runs for the Lady Pioneer’s score. Haywood added one run in the fourth and the game ended with a score of

11 to 1. Later that night, the Lady Pioneers faced Obion Co. who was the number one team in their district. Through the first two innings, neither team was able to score due to both team’s defenses. In the third inning, Obion Co. was able to score one run with a couple of hits with two outs. The Lady Pioneers came back in the top of the fourth and scored two when Chelsea Joyce hit a two run home run over the center field fence giving them a 2 to 1 lead. In the top of the 6th, the Pioneers added another run when Dallas Hall got a lead off walk and later scored on an Obion Co throwing error. However, the Lady Pioneers were unable to stop the Rebels from mounting a comeback. In the bottom of the 6th, Obion Co. scored two runs to tie the score, and in the bottom of the 7th they scored the winning run.

On Saturday, the Lady Pioneers played Dyersburg. Dyersburg scored 2 runs in the first to give them a quick 2 to 0 lead. The Pioneers scored one in the second when catcher Shelley Simpson hit a home run over the fence. However, after getting the first two outs in the bottom of the second inning, Dyersburg started a two out rally that ended with them adding 7 runs to their score. Down 9 to 1, the Lady Pioneers were unable to get the bats going in the third while Dyersburg added 3 more runs. The Pioneers added another run to their score in the fifth inning when Anna Santaniello started the inning with a single, Chastity Lovell got a single and moved her to second and then Mary-Elizabeth Miller hit one to the fence to score Santaniello. The game ended with a score of 12 to 2. The Lady Pioneers finished their season with a record of 8 and 19.

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YORKVILLE SCHOOL HONOR BANQUET - Fourth grade Yorkville School â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students recognized by their teacher Tina Miller at the Yorkville School Honor Banquet were Madison Neal, Brennan Lownsdale, Ridge Wood, Katelyn Hurst, (standing) Sarah Kirk, Henry Todd, and Emma Upchurch. Shelby Thompson was recognized as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll student. (Not pictured are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students Julie Allen and Chassidy Eddlemon; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll student Kaci Garner.)

YORKVILLE SCHOOL HONOR BANQUET - Third grade Yorkville School â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students recognized by their teacher Lori Allen at the Yorkville Honor Banquet were Chloe Hopgood, Sydney Yochum, Megan Yochum, Cole Garrison, P. J. Sonnen, (standing) Chassidy Hall, Lydia Todd, Mary Rogers, and Kaitlyn Zarecor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students recognized were Casey Bogle, Brittney Haines, and Dylan Huey. (Not Pictured are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students Jordan Harrison and Destiny Henry; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students Scarlett Duncan and Aiden Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien.)

YORKVILLE SCHOOL HONOR BANQUET - Eighth Grade Yorkville School â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students recognized by their homeroom teacher Lisa Roberts at the Yorkville School Honor Banquet were Harlie Scott, Kelsey Mabry, Haley Lownsdale, Eli Todd, and Kaitlyn Carlton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students recognized were (standing) Danny Evans and Alex Guzman. (Not pictured is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll student Jaden Cole; â&#x20AC;?Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students Dyestanie Miller and Sierra Shoper.) YORKVILLE SCHOOL HONOR BANQUET - Sixth grade Yorkville School â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students recognized by their homeroom teacher Joanie Edwards at the Yorkville School Honor Banquet were Bailey Moore and Kaitlin Crews. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students recognized were (standing) Andrew Hodge, Dylan Johnson, Kiana Reid, and Randall Holland. (Not pictured are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students Andrea Hundley and Hannah Smith; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students Hali Rushing and Adrian Fout.)

YORKVILLE SCHOOL HONOR BANQUET - The Yorkville School Honor Banquet was held in the Yorkville Community Center Tuesday, May 4. â&#x20AC;?Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students who had a 92 or above average and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students who had an 85 or above average where recognized by the teachers and home room teachers.Second grade Yorkville School â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students recognized by their teacher Cristi Morris at the Yorkville School Honor Banquet were Seth Rodgers, Macey Neal, Austin Fletcher, Malachi Seratt, and Rebecca Welch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Students recognized were (standing) Savannah Ball, Allyson Breitmeyer, Joely Turner, Krista Davis, Alex Hassell, and Hannah Kennedy. (Not pictured are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll Students Colby Eddlemon, Sarah Harrison, and Corey Sonnen.) YORKVILLE SCHOOL HONOR BANQUET - Fifth grade Yorkville School â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll students recognized by their homeroom teacher Ashley Lynn at the Yorkville School Honor Banquet were Mikayla Glidewell, Mallory Harrison, Mattie Welch, Holly Mabry, Greg Paulhus, (standing) Dusty Smith, Jordan Hurst, Ethan Yochum, Alex Sonnen, and Cole Davis. Will Bunyard was recognized as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll student. (Not pictured is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll student Destiny Webber and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;? Honor Roll student Jason Webb.)

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Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School gives students a great summer opportunity High school students attending the Tennessee Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School at the University of Tennessee at Martin will have the opportunity to earn six hours of college credit during the summer programs. Students in the humanities program will arrive on campus June 6 and depart July 3, while the agricultural sciences students arrive on May 23 and depart June 18. UT Martin will help introduce high school students to a myriad of agricultural careers at the school for the agricultural sciences. The students will expand their knowledge of food, genetics, agriculture, veterinary science, engineering and the sustainable use of renewable natural resources. They will be exposed to scientific and land stewardship concepts while sharpening their communication, problemsolving and leadership skills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Agriculture today is a fastpaced, high-tech industry that requires strong analytical skills to be successful, A fourday field trip to Moline, Ill., and St. Louis, Mo., is planned for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class. Students will visit the John Deere facilities in Moline and then travel to St. Louis to tour the Monsanto Research Center, Purina Mills, Missouri Botanical Garden and other sites. The humanities immersion program includes high school juniors and seniors from across the state who have been selected to participate based on academic achievements, writing skills, school and community service. As part of the program, students explore subjects as diverse as philosophy, music and literature, develop their writing skills and participate in afternoon seminars

specially designed to challenge some of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;best and the brightestâ&#x20AC;? students in Tennessee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe the Tennessee Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School for the Humanities is the most extraordinary academic experience you can have as

a high school student, and our outstanding faculty do everything they can to create an environment in which the scholars can develop their intellectual abilities,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. J. Ogg, vice chancellor for academic affairs and governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school director.

Holt named to TNT All State Tournament team Dyer Jr. High Lady Eagle Cara Beth Holt was named to the TNT All State Tournament Team. Cara Beth was the Lady Eagles leading scorer with a total of 263 points in 19 games this year. As a Lady Eagle she was named to the All District Team her 7th and 8th grade year and also was selected the best offense player both years. Holt scored 42 points her 6th grade year, 148 points her 7th grade year and 263 points her 8th grade year. Lady Eagles Basketball coach Erica Durall said,â&#x20AC;?Cara Beth has been with me since her 5th grade

year. She has transformed into an incredible leader over the years. Cara Beth has devoted a tremendous amount of time to working on her game and truly deserves this award. I am very proud of all her accomplishments over the past four years. I am confident that she will have a bright future as a high school athlete and look forward to watching her play at the high school level. The Lady Eagles had a 153 record and was District Champs for the 2008-2009 season and also had a 16-3 record and was the District Runners Up for the 20092010 season.

RUTHERFORD JR. HIGH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Rutherford Jr. High School Students of the Month for February and March are (kneeling from left) Kayla Kesterson, Briana Fields, Bob Henry McKeand, Grant James, Hunter McCall, Sarah Phillips, (standing from left) Aja Francis, Kaitlyn Kyle, Katie Griggs, Austin Brewer, Logan Rahm, Paxton Reason, Deonte Watson, Darren Langston, Kaitlyn Little, Michael Skinner, and Austin Yergin.

Another challenge we can meet TNT ALL STATE TEAM - Dyer Jr. High Lady Eagle Cara Beth Holt (left) has been named to the TNT All State Team. Pictured with her is Lady Eagles Basketball coach Erica Durall. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

GCHS Honor Roll GCHS announces its second quarter honor roll. Freshmen named to the honor roll are Faith Abbott, Sarah Alford, Kacey Baker, Kaitlyn Brandl, Markee Brown, Cassidy Caldwell, Lacey Cantrell, Maggie Caton, Ciera Curry, Haley Davis, Jacob Davis, Shelby Dotson, Jessica Dyer, Fay Fisk, Xaivier Flora, Samantha Flowers, Timothy Gammons, Kara Gilmore, Cady Griffin, Melviena Hayes, Mackenzie Hobson, Jessica Jetton, Mali Jones, Allison Keathley, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Charles Morris, Dustin Murdock, Abigail Myers, Lawson Parks, Mary Phillips, Jeffery Record, Victoria Reedy, Danielle Rickman, Mallarie Riffe, Garrett Ritter, Aaron Tatum, Trey Wiese, Elizabeth Wylie, and Jakeb Wylie. Sophomores named to the honor roll are Sedona Carlon, Alex Crittendon, Dakota Dexter, Christian Dinwiddie, Haley Earls, Jessica Epperson, Justice Fisk, Anna Fuqua, Chelsea Glidewell, Johnie Gonzales, Jessica Guin, Taylor Hassell, Courtney Haynes, Brittany Hodge Kristen Howard, Anthony Hunt, Nicky Jones, Chelsea Joyce, Lacy Littleton, Madison McBride, Robert McGreger, Mary Miller, Hannah Moore, Cory Oliver, Keisha Prescott, Amber Rea, Kaitlyn Ritter, Anna Santaniello, Cassidi Shorter, Ativa Story, Johnathan Temple, Audrey Todd, and Kendal Walker. Juniors named to the honor roll areDavid Arnold, Erienne Baker, Miranda Barron, Colton Beasley, Brittany Bland, Morgan Bowers, Jasmine Burnett, Jeremy Butler, Sarah Carroll, Camile Collins, Ashley Dexter, Camri Donald, Tisha Estes, Mari Tapia Fernandez, Joan Floresh, Amanda Greer, Greg Harris, Theresa Hollstein, Katherine Huff, Sara Jennings, Amanda Lemonds, Matthew Littleton, Amber Love, Summer Lyons, Paigh Lytle, Caleb Mills,Andrew Murphree, Kelley Parks, Jaclyn Parlow, Courtney Rasberry, Chelsea Reeves, Corinthia Sansing, Nicholas Sears, Stephanie Shaw, Amber Simmons, Shelley Simpson, Zachary

RUTHERFORD ELEMENTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - The Rutherford Elementary School February and March Students of the Month are (kneeling from left) Joshua Pounds, Haley Butler, Madeline Bennett, Ally Goad, Anthony Carey, Abi Caton, (standing from left) Jack Lowrance, Brittany Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, Lesley Watson, Sharesa Harris, Cassidy Dyer, Triston Hall, Chloe Bell, Jaeya Johnson, Caleb Thomas, Hunter Johnson, and Molly Greer.

Smith, Danielle Spencer, Madison Stewart, Abigail Struemph, Bradley Tabor, Christian Tidwell, Jobeth Turner, Katherine Utter, Lauren Whitley, and Cassey Workman. Seniors named to the honor roll are William Abrams, Susan Adams, Marion Atkins, Robert Barber, Lauren Barkley, Kimberly Boswell, Nicholas Brasher, Morgan Bray, Heather Butler, Logan Cammarata, Shelby Counce, Christian Cummings, Leslie Dodd, Kaitlyn Fair, Amanda Fender, Christophr Gibson, Heather Griffin, Rachel Halliburton, Jessica Hamed, Emily Hammond, Alexandria Hardee, Kayla Hilliard, Ayla Hooten, Taylor Johnson, Taylor Jones, Robert Joyce, Jerry Kesterson, Erika Little,

Landon Little, Amanda Lumley, Zachary Marbrey, Elizabeth Matthews, Hunter McCaslin, Brittney McElrath, Madelene McGaugh, Katie McGill, Chad McMackin, Sarah Mitchell, Madison Morris, Emily Oliver, Braxton Owens, Christian Paulhus, Nathan Perrine, Joseph Phillips, Codi Poynor, William Record, Shelby Reedy, Whitney Reed, Aubrey Reedy, Shelby Replogle, Tyler Richardson, Brittney Riffe, Emily Riggs, Allison Rusosm, Jon Sartain, Secily Scott, Lyndsay Sheehan, Amaryllis Smith, Matthew Smith, Kyanna Soler, Steven Speer, Tanza Stremel, Trey Tate, Megan Turner, Cody Vinson, Alesha Whittemore, Latisha Williams, Kaleb Wolfe and Kelsey Wynn.

from page 2 times. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s common to struggle with stress, grief and a sense of helplessness. Thankfully, we have support systems to help one cope, starting with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Development. You can contact their office at 615532-6700 or 1-800-560-5767, or visit their website www. I also have included local offices below that may be of help. Carroll County: Carey Counseling at 19410 West Main Street in Huntingdon or (731) 986-4411 Gibson County: Carey

Counseling at 1263 US Highway 45 Bypass in Trenton or (731) 855-2871 Mobile Crisis Line: 800353-9918 Madison County: Pathways of Tennessee at 238 Summar Drive in Jackson or 800-5873854 Mobile Crisis Line: 800372-0693 Finally, beware of out-ofstate contractors that try to take advantage of people in need. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost unthinkable that someone would want to prey on those who have lost everything, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out there. Only work with licensed contractors with

a good local reputation. Please remember that this is just the beginning of our road to recovery. If you need any help getting to the right avenues for assistance, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to contact my office at 731 424 0461 or my home at 731 988 3991. Next week, I hope to tell you about how the legislature will be wrapping up our work for the year with a new budget and new hopes for the coming fiscal year. Until then, take the opportunity to help a neighbor. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what West Tennesseans do best.

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Mobile Homes PUBLIC AUCTION OVER 250 Travel Trailers - Spec/Dealer Models May 15th Philadelphia, MS Online Bidding Available No Minimum Price! www. 225-686-2252 Lic# 136 (TnScan)

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YARD SALE Friday, May 14 all day and Saturday, May 15 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wicker headboard, toys, home décor, straightening and curling irons, clothing, shoes, jewelry and much more! YARD SALE 584 E. College St in Dyer, Thursday 3 p.m. -? Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. til ? Lots of clothes, household items and miscellaneous, Avon products. Everything must go. HUGE YARD SALE Thursday, May 13, Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15 from 7 a.m. til? 168 N. Poplar St. Dyer Cancel if rain! 3 FAMILY YARD SALE Friday, May 14 7 a.m. til? and Saturday, May 15 7 a.m. til ? Rain or shine!! Lots of everything! 262 Elm St. Dyer.

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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. Fun environment. Free housing at the Sharon location. 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)

Business Ops ALL CASH VENDING! DO you earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 25 Machines and Candy All for $9,995. 1888-745-3351 (TnScan)


TONY’S CLEANING SERVICE Pressure WashingCarpet CleaningTile Floors-Janitorial service- Dyer (731)2340081 or (731)692-2826 Licensed>Bonded>Insured Serving Gibson and surrounding counties since 1976. DANNY EAST HOME SERVICES Repairs •Maintenance Certified Home Inspector Licensed and Insured NO JOB TOO SMALL! 665-6292 or 731-612-8427 ---------------------------------

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Announcements DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT Children $125.00. With Free name change documents and marital settlement agreement. Fast and easy. Call us 24hrs./ 7days: 1888-789-0198 or www. (TnScan)

Wanted RELIABLE TREE SERVICE Trees cut or trimmed at an affordable praice, free estimates. No job too big or small. We haul off all debris. Call 855-1332. WANTED Some to share house and responsibilities with senior Christian man. No pets! Call 731-483-2102.

Miscellaneous CHURCH FURNITURE. DOES YOUR church need pews, pulpit set, baptistery, steeple, windows? Big Sale on new cushioned pews and cushions for hard pews. 1800-231-8360. www.pews1. com (TnScan) FREE 6-ROOM DISH NETWORK Satellite System! Free HD-DVR! $19.99/mo, 120+ Digital Channels (for 1 year.) Call Now- $400 Signup Bonus Call Now 1-888-375-0532 (TnScan) YOUR LOW COST ADVERTISING Solution! One call & your 25 word ad will appear in 92 Tennessee newspapers for $265 or 20 West TN newspapers for $95. Call this newspaper’s classified advertising dept. or go to (TnScan)

Sale of Contents SALE OF CONTENTS Storage Unit #7 belonging to Will Dyson, Unit #5 belonging to Latoya Landrum: Sale date: May 14, 2010 at 5 p.m. at Tidwell Mini Storage 728 S. Trenton St. Rutherford TN 665-6147. --------------------------1wks.

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Dyer Nursing Home 1124 North Main Street, Dyer, TN Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Commercial Building Tuesday, May 18 @ 11:30 A.M. 509 & 511 Elm Street, Martin, TN ATTENTION: Investors * Business Owners “Retail Income Property” Auctioneer’s Note: Mr. Emert has commissioned Hinson Auction and Real Estate, Inc to sell his property. Mr. Emert is very motivated to sell this property. Don’t miss this auction if you want a good deal.

Commercial building has split H/A units for each side. The north side has been rented for some time. The south side has just become vacant. Located close to UT, downtown and other businesses. Building is approx. 3,000 sq ft, built in 1992. This will be a great investment for small offices or retail spaces.

Visit our website: Terms: 10% Buyer’s premium will be added to the high bid to determine the total selling price to be paid. 10% down day of auction. Closing to be on or before 20 days. All information in this advertisement is derived from sources believed to be correct but not guaranteed. All announcements day of auction take precedence over any printed material.

Jackson, TN • 731-467-1842 Rick Hinson, CAI, GPPA

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Inspections Trenton Elementary School Cafeteria, Trenton, complete inspection, 90 score, one critical Sonic Drive-In, Trenton, complete inspection, 84 score, one critical Family Restaurant, complete inspection, 86 score, one critical This Is It BBQ, Trenton, complete inspection, 82 score, one critical This Is It BBQ, Trenton, follow-up inspection, 86

Legal Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of HOWARD L. DODD, JR. DOCKET: 19714P Notice is hereby given that on the 1ST day of APRIL, of 2010, Letters ADMINISTRATION, in respect of the estate of HOWARD L. DODD, JR., 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 decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: APRIL 18, 2009. This 1ST day of APRIL, 2010. Signed: DORIS DODD Administratrix Estate of HOWARD L. DODD, JR. SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM


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score Pinecrest Golf Course, Dyer, complete inspection, 93 score Jodoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ, complete inspection, 92 score Hog Wild BBQ, complete inspection, 97 score Hutchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ, complete inspection, 92 score Pizza Hut, Trenton, complete inspection, 77 score, one critical Pizza Hut, Trenton, follow-up inspection, 82 score Wendyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Humboldt, complete inspection, 88 score T&Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miracle Day Care, Humboldt, complete inspection, 89 score Kentucky Fried Chicken, Humboldt, follow-up inspection, 85 score Trenton Middle School Cafeteria, Trenton, complete inspection, 97 score McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Trenton, complete inspection, 86 score, one critical Majestic Steak House and Pizza, Trenton, followup inspection, 90 score Bradford BBQ #1, followup inspection, 89 score TLC, Trenton, complete inspection, 81 score, two criticals Peabody High School Cafeteria, Trenton, complete inspection, 78 score, one critical Peabody High School Cafeteria, Trenton, followup inspection, 82 score Trenton Elementary School Cafeteria, Trenton, follow-up inspection, 95 score. Small Treasurers, complete inspection, 85 score.

Mary Nell Scarbrough Emison to Angela Isbell â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 18th CD Philip J. Meek and wife, Mary Joyce Meek to Matthew R. Derleth and wife, Michelle C. Derleth Robert E. Dautermann, III to Randall G. Beals and wife, Laurie L. Beals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13th CD Debra L. Buchner to Joshua Wilson and wife, Melissa Wilson Patricia Yarbrough Barber and husband, Robert M. Barber to John Britt Reed and wife, Laura Scott Reed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10th CD Debra Jeannine Hardee to Reida G. Watson - 1st CD Jo Hellon Carter to Gibson County School District â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1st CD Jerry Pittman and wife, Diana Pittman to Joey Turner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9th CD

Terry Leon Riggins to Charles Dawson and wife, Lyndsay Dawson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9th CD Effie M. Browning to Ray T. Whitwell and wife, Linda Whitwell â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13th CD Tom Hartigan to Joshua B. Hazlewood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13th CD Billy G. Pigue to James Matthew Denton and wife, Carla R. Denton and Terry W. Denton and wife, Carole H. Denton â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11th CD Howard Lynn McHugh and Linda M. Turner to Jack T. Turner and wife, Beverly Turner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7th CD Christopher Glenn to Cesar Manuel Hernandez Mendoza 3rd CD Norman Byrum and wife, Shirley Byrum to Jamie Wood Patricia Simmons to Benjamin Arnold and wife, Sherry Arnold â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 14th CD

Marriages Christopher Steven Horner of Medina and Jennifer Marie Lunsford Lang of Medina James Derek Bryant of Dyer and Jenny Lynn Needham Webb of Dyer Kellan Wayne Crocker of Milan and Sherry Renee Staggs Ponds of Savannah Melvin Oqueli Lizardo of Bradford and Vickey Geanette Flowers Eaves of Bradford

Paul Ray Holland, Jr. of Milan and Tiffany Leigh French of Milan Thomas Dean Corley of Kenton and Lisa Ann Brown Fisher of Kenton Robert Richard Scharmann, Jr. of Madison, Alabama and Kimberly Nicole Price of Medina Michael Ray Flowers of Milan and Jennifer Ann Ellis of Trenton

PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Rutherford, Tennessee, is accepting sealed bids on the sale of a property located at 101 South Trenton Street. The building on this property was formerly occupied by the Rutherford Police Department and has now been determined to be surplus to the needs of the town. The minimum bid to be considered by the town shall be $5,000.00. The town will conduct a tour of the premises at 1:002:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14th, 2010 for any person who may be interested in submitting a sealed bid for this property. All bids for this property must be submitted to the office of the Rutherford City Recorder in an envelope clearly marked with the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;REAL ESTATE BIDâ&#x20AC;? by no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 17, 2010. Bids received after that time shall not be opened by the town. Interested persons may request bidding instructions and a property survey from the office of the Rutherford City Recorder, 206 East Main Street, Rutherford, TN 38369. Keith Cardwell, Mayor BIDDING INSTRUCTIONS FOR OLD POLICE DEPARTMENT PROPERTY IN RUTHERFORD 1. All bids must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on May 17, 2010. 2. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope on which â&#x20AC;&#x153;REAL ESTATE BIDSâ&#x20AC;? is clearly written. 3. All bids must contain a written statement, signed by the bidder, in which the amount of the bid is clearly written. 4. The minimum acceptable bid for this property is $5,000.00. The town of Rutherford shall reject all bids less than this amount. 5. All bids must be accompanied by a Cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Check, payable to the Town of Rutherford, equal to at least ten percent (10%) of the bid. The winning bidder will have thirty (30) days to complete the sale. If no sale is accomplished within 30 days of the bid award, the Town of Rutherford reserves the right to retain the bidderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funds.

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184 Old Harmony Rd, Bradford Great country living, 3BR/2BA brick 106 Heritage Dr, Rutherford - Really situated on 1.7 acre lot with private nice 4BR/4BA home, large kitchen wooded backdrop. $94,900 w/plenty of cabinets, beautiful view, large lot. $156,500

State of Tennessee License #901

Notice NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated January 23, 2009, executed by MILTON WALKER AND SHARON D. WALKER, HUSBAND AND WIFE, conveying certain real property therein described to JOSEPH B. PITT, JR. as same appears of record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson County, on February 10, 2009, as Instrument No. 102902, in Book 933, at Page 1606; and WHEREAS, the benefi-cial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson County, Tennes-see. 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 May 27, 2010, 11:00 AM at the Gibson County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Gibson County Courthouse, Trenton, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Gibson County, Tennessee, to wit: THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF REAL ESTATE LYING AND BEING IN THE SECOND CIVIL DISTRICT, OF GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING LOT NO. 528 OF THE WESTWIND SUBDIVISION, MEDINA TENNESSEE, SECTION V, A PLAT OF WHICH APPEARS OF RECORD IN PLAT CABINET C, SLIDE 71 AND RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS RECORDED IN ORBV 744, PAGE 542, IN THE REGISTERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S OFFICE GIBSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, REFERENCE TO WHICH IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 239 LILA LN, MEDINA, TN 38355. In the event of any discrep-ancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): MILTON WALKER OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: SHARON D. WALKER The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, ease-ments or setback 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 an-nouncement 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 warran-ties 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, TX2-985-07-03 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (805) 553-6392 TS#:10 -0052493 FEI # 1006.97168 5/6,5/13,5/20/2010

Member National Society of Home Inspectors Certified by Professional Home inspectors Institute AMENDED NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FORECLOSURE SALE Whereas, JERRY G. TILGHMAN and wife, GRETA L. TILGHMAN, by deed of trust dated December 5, 2002 and recorded December 20, 2002 in Record Book 726, Page 686 in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee, conveyed to Jeffrey A. Smith, Trustee, the hereinafter described real property to secure the payment of a certain promissory note (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;noteâ&#x20AC;?) described in the deed of trust, which note was payable to FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK, RUTHERFORD, TENNESSEE; and Whereas, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness and other provisions of the deeds of trust have been violated, and the owner and holder of the indebtedness has declared the entire amount due an payable as provided by the deeds of trust in accordance with the terms thereof, and demanded that the hereinafter described real property be advertised and sold in satisfaction of indebtedness and cost of foreclosure in accordance with the terms and provisions of the notes and deeds of trust. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that I, JEFFREY A. SMITH, Trustee, pursuant to the power, duty and authority vested in and conferred upon me, by the deed of trust, will on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010 at 12:00 P.M. at the South Door of the Gibson County Courthouse in Trenton, Tennessee, offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, and free from all legal, equitable and statutory rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which have been waived in the deed of trust, certain real property located in the 9th Civil District of Gibson County, Tennessee, and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the intersection of the north margin of Main Street with the east margin of Cox Street; runs thence with the east margin of Cox Street north 246.5 feet to a point at Webbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s southwest corner; runs thence with Webbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s south boundary east 82.5 feet to a point at Webbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s southeast corner and in Mary McDanielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s west boundary; runs thence with McDanielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s west boundary south 246.5 feet to a point in the north margin of Main Street; runs thence with the north margin of Main Street west 82 feet to the point of beginning. (Same description as prior conveyance); and BEING that same property conveyed to Jerry G. Tilghman and wife, Greta L. Tilghman from Paul Stephenson by warranty deed March 5, 2001and recorded March 7, 2001 in Record Book 635, Page 798 in the Registerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee. MAP 30E, GROUP D, PARCEL 022.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 418 Main Street, Rutherford, Tennessee 38369 The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan, 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 any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Title to said property is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell as Trustee only and will assign to the purchaser all covenants of warranty contained in said deed of trust. Said sale may be adjourned to another time or may be postponed to another date by public announcement at the appointed time of sale without advertisement. Other â&#x20AC;&#x153;parties interestedâ&#x20AC;? entitled to notice pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. Section 355-104(d) are: None. This the 3rd day of May, 2010. HARRELL & SMITH JEFFREY A. SMITH, Attorney Trustee 110 NW Court Square Trenton, Tennessee 38382-0126



107 S. Peck Switch Cove, Dyer Wonderful 3BR/3BA brick w/over 2600 47 Finley Rd, Dyer - Well maintained ht sq ft. Open kitchen/dining area, lg 3BR/2.5BA situated on 2.5 wooded sunroom, triple garage. A must see! acres. Lg kitchen, hardwood, vaulted $194,900. ceiling and more. $139,900.


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! $119,900


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. $35,900


132 Kenton Hwy, Rutherford

210 N. Trenton, Rutherford - Located - Formerly used as church, this conveniently to downtown, 3BR/2BA with over 1900 ht sq ft and basement. Above property on main highway has ground pool with large deck. $76,500. endless possibilities. $30,000.

ED! REDUC 414 N. Trenton, Rutherford - Good brick starter home or downsizer! Great location, 363 Main St, Dyer - Huge office/ 2BR/1BA with lg living room and lg eat-in showroom with large warehouse area. $84,900. kitchen. $44,900

Investment Opportunity in Dyer/Rutherford Area - Package price $157,900 includes 1 Duplex, and 1 Triplex. Potential income 208 N. Trenton St, Rutherford - Well $1,750/month. Excellent locations. maintained building, partitioned for individual offices, secured and raised computer room, phone system remains, Dyer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Good building lot across street from reception area, conference room, break Pine Crest Golf. Aprox 1.5 acres, reduced room, $199,900. to $9,500. State Route 105 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Approx 30 acres located 3 miles west of Rutherford with good fertile rolling farm land and equipment shed. $110,000.


Horseshoe Loop, Dyer - 82.50 ac productive row crop farm $225,500. Riverside Yorkville, 185 ac, great hunting land bordering Forked Deer River $365,375.

1445 Main St, Martin - Property with ceiling heights from 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-18â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, column spacing, floors w/6â&#x20AC;? reinforced concrete. Nice building and great location next to 4 lane by-pass w/approx 285 parking places. $600,000

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GCHS MARCHING PIONEERS WIN STRAWBERRY CUP - The GCHS Marching Pioneers did very well in the 73rd Humboldt Strawberry Festival last week. The band won first is Class AAAA, first in drum major and auxiliary and second in percussion. They also won the Strawberry Cup in Classes AAA and AAAA. (photos courtesy of the Humboldt Chronicle)

RJHS MARCHING PIRATES PLACE THIRD IN STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL The Rutherford Jr. High School Marching Pirates won third place in Class BB and second place for drum major.

DJHS MARCHING EAGLES IN STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL - The Dyer Jr. High School Marching Eagles participated in the Strawberry Festival.

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GC IDOL WINNERS - Twelve Gibson County High School Vocalists were etched into the history books at GCHS this past Saturday night. They performed in the first ever “GC Idol” contest held in the school auditorium. The contest was sponsored by the Vocal Music Class, which is conducted by Mrs. Denise Coleman. Jacob Estes, a junior (center), won the first place trophy and $100. Adonis Finch, a senior, (left) placed second and Jonathan Mills, a junior, placed third. (photo by Wiliam G. McFarland)

Dyer students become pirates in music program BY JENNIFER MCCAIG COX Dyer School Jumpstart through fourth grade students presented “How to be a Pirate in Seven Easy Songs:” A mini-musical for the pirate in us all by Greg Gilpin, on May 4. The musical was directed by Denise Coleman. The Pirate cast was Captain Kaleb Sims, and first mate Kyndal Pulley. Other pirates who had parts were Aubrie Croom, Ashley O’Daniel, Elizabeth Hunt, Leigha Whitaker, Jarrett Stephenson, Highland Cunningham, Macie Powell, Amber Flowers, Dakota Barkley, Conner Williams, Sunny Green, Ozzy Rico, McKayla Dennison,

Brylee Bailey, Ashton Lannom, Briana Bates, Madison Carson, Carson Spencer, Julianna Turner and Emily Moulder. The gym was packed with parents and family members who were entertained by a gym full of pirates in full costumes. The fifth grade students were also represented as they performed nine songs on their recorders. The songs ranged

in difficulty. As the children were able to play each song they received a belt. The children left standing and playing the last song had achieved a “black belt” the highest belt available. Parents and students were congratulated and thanked for attending by Assistant Principal Sharon Lee. The dollar attendance fee will be used to help the local flood victims.

PRETTY PIRATES - Briana Bates and Madison Fussell (above) dressed as pirates for the Dyer music program recently. Kyndal Pulley (left photo) played the part of first mate in the program. (photos by Jennifer McCaig Cox)

Tri-City Reporter May 13 2010