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‘Mr. 911’ Jack Moore dies at 84 Funeral services for Jack Moore, 84, of Dyer, were held Saturday May 15, 2010 at Leitherland Funeral Home in Rutherford. Moore was born June 13, 1925 in Trenton, and departed this life on May 13, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Moore served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 in France, Germany, Holland, and Belgiumin World War II. Upon returning from the war, Jack was employed with Bellsouth Telephone Company and retired with 36 years service in 1979. Known as ‘Mr. 911,’ Jack was the founder of Moore Communications, now known as Central Control, in 1968. It was the first facility of its kind in the United States where a private agency had access to police radio frequencies and nationwide police records. As his insight for helping the people of Gibson County grew, he was responsible for bringing E911 into being in 1989. He continued his employment with Central Control until 1991 when he retired. See page 7 for obituary.

Help available for storm debris cleanup Financial help is available to Gibson Co. residents trying to recover from recent floods. The Natural Resources Conservation Service, an agency in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, provided information this week about assistance being offered with debris cleanup. A tremendous cleanup effort is underway throughout much of Tennessee in the wake of this month’s severe see page 2

PROUD AND EXCITING MOMENT - GCHS Marching Pioneer Adonis Finch signed a scholarship agreement last week with Arkansas State University amounting to $25,000 over a five-year period. Witnessing the signing were his sister Felicia Taylor and his junior high band teacher Leah Jean Rollins. (photo by William G. McFarland)

GCHS outstanding musician signs to attend Arkansas State BY WILLIAM G. MCFARLAND “Enthusiastic! Honorable! Trustworthy! Committed! Dependable! Terrific! Arkansas State will be getting a leader, a motivator, a mentor, a musician, and a hard worker. He will not only be good for the music department but also for the entire school.” That’s what Adonis Finch’s current and former band directors as a group had to say about him Thursday at Gibson County High School. Finch signed a ‘full ride’ scholarship with Arkansas State University amounting to $25,000 over a five-year period. He will be marching in the 225-member band as well as playing in the orchestra and jazz band.

Wherever there is music, Adonis will be a part of it on the ASU campus. On hand for his signing were friends, family, teachers, and future band directors. Dr. Chris Wilson who is Professor of Trumpets at ASU stated Finch will be one of 10 incoming trumpet players, one of a possible 20 trumpets who will be playing in the band. He commented concerning the day, “First, our main goal is to find students who will graduate from our University. We feel Adonis will. Obviously Adonis is a fantastic trumpet player. He is a great person; we’re looking for great persons. If I could have six to eight Adonis trumpet players, see page 14

Petition opposes wheel tax increase

Col. London is guest speaker at DSC Memorial Day Service The Dyer Station Celebration planning committee is honored and excited to have Colonel Brett London as the guest speaker for the annual 2010 Memorial Day Service. Col. London is an active member in the Dyer community and serves his country admirably and unselfishly. The Memorial Day Service will be held Sunday, May 30th at 4 p.m. at the gazebo at Oakwood Cemetery. There will be a reception for area veterans and their families at the Presbyterian Church fellowship hall immediately following the service. “This is a perfect time to honor our veterans, both living and deceased, by attending and supporting these true heroes of our nation. Freedom is never free and we, too often, take for granted the sacrifices made by these true patriots and their families. These men and women have made it possible for all of us to live in the greatest country in the world. The very least that we can do is show our appreciation and gratitude to them on this special holiday. We invite you to join us on May 30th as we celebrate the lives and memories of those to whom we owe so much,” said Johnny McIlwain, DSC committee chair. London is the Deputy Brigade Commander for the 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard. He is responsible for the oversight of the brigade which includes see page 14

LONDON IS MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE GUEST SPEAKER - Colonel Brett London visits with some citizens of Iraq during his unit’s second deployment in 2009/2010. London will be the guest speaker at the Dyer Station Celebration Memorial Day Service May 30 at 3 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery gazebo.

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Insight & Opinion The American flag’s faded glory

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them out. Back then, if a public school official had ordered students to turn their tee shirts inside out because the American flags emblazoned on them might offend Hispanic students on Cinco de Mayo, as one California official did last week, that school official would have been run out of town. Nobody had a bumper sticker on his car back then that said “America — love it, or leave it!” because it wouldn’t have made sense. Everybody loved it back then, and acted like it. It went without saying. But then, something happened, and then something else, and then something else, and somehow there was a great national loosening of our country’s value system. Some blockhead came up with the idea that the metaphor of America as a great “melting pot” was not respectful enough of the various minorities and interest groups that inhabit our nation and that we should be instead a “stew” or “tossed salad” where each of us could be our individual selves without having to fully incorporate into the American culture. So that’s what people did; we started putting our personal interests, or the interests of our identity group, ahead of our national interest, and not just people coming here from other

Flag day is coming up, and my wife and I are in the market for a new flag. Our old one was so tattered and faded we decided it was dishonorable to continue flying it, so we gave it to her nephew whose Boy Scout troop will dispose of it properly. The American flag, as everyone knows, has been the subject of great controversy over the last 40 or so years, but it wasn’t always. When I was growing up, it was sacrosanct. You didn’t fly it at night, or in the rain, and you never, ever, ever let it touch the ground. Reciting the pledge was a solemn occasion, almost like a prayer, and no one even considered the possibility that someone in this country would ever complain about having to recite it. Most of what I know about respecting the American flag I learned at school. Public school. It was a part of the civics education that was woven throughout the entire curriculum, a part of the birthright of every American school child. But that was a long, long time ago. A retired army general, Dwight Eisenhower, was in the White House, and the nation was enthusiastically adding the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag in those days. Today we are debating over whether or not to take

countries and cultures did this. Even people whose parents had lived here all their lives decided, in larger and larger numbers, that the American way was too hard, or too old-fashioned, or too restrictive. It seemed to begin, as so many of our cultural problems have, with the baby boomers, whose parents, the so-called “Greatest generation” turned out to be really lousy parents, because their kids, in wholesale numbers, turned out to be ungrateful, self-centered, highly schooled but poorly educated narcissists who somehow came to the warped conclusion that elevating their personal opinions to dogma and complaining about the country were somehow more patriotic than fighting for it, either in an actual or metaphysical sense. And our poor flag was caught in the middle of the resulting cultural divide. Protesters of all sorts began using the flag as a proxy for, or against, whatever political enemy they happened to be fighting. During the Vietnam War people spat on and burned the flag because they were opposed to the policies of Lyndon Johnson. Then, before long, battle lines were drawn over what to do about such people. In some places, seldom used laws against flag desecration began being enforced, but

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shirts, even back pockets — suddenly they all had flags on them. Today just about everywhere you go, you find people wanting to display the flag for one reason or another. Some do this because they love our country, and to them, the flag represents the country. My wife and I hope we are that kind of people. So we’re in the market for a new American flag. Now if we can just find one that isn’t made in China.

Hospital bills drain county funds BY STEVE SHORT Forced to pay a single hospital bill of $40,000 for a county employee, Gibson Co. Highway Dept. Director Carl Stoppenhagen is asking questions about the county’s health insurance setup. And officials say they are rethinking current healthcare arrangements. The Co. Commission on May 10 moved reserve funds and raised the limits of the employer healthcare budget by $120,000 due to recent bills. “Recent major claims have exceeded budgeted amounts by over $75,000 to date with two months remaining (in the fiscal year),” said a resolution. Gibson Co. employees are partially self-insured in employee and dependent insurance. The Highway Dept. covers its employees

under premium coverage. “Payment of actual costs incurred is unpredictable and difficult to budget accurately,” said the resolution. The Highway Dept. managed its healthcare costs last year, said Mr. Stoppenhagen in a recent budget workshop of county officials. But this year has been a different story. “This year we have a young foreman with a heart condition,” he said. “We’re $75,000 in the hole on this one line item. I can’t predict what I’m going to have in the next two months. We’ve had a single $40,000 bill. We’re living with a fallacy when we say we’re ‘self insured.’ We’ve got some exposure that could come back and zap us. It will happen in the General Fund, too.” Stoppenhagen said he

anticipates his department’s healthcare costs running $100,000 over budget. Reserve funds were moved to cover payments of hospital bills. “This is an issue we need to look at and deal with,” said Stoppenhagen. “There’s no way to predict what you’re going to spend.” Com. Tommy Price echoed Stoppenhagen’s concerns. “This is something the Insurance Committee needs to pay attention to,” said Mr. Price. “Madison County got into trouble with this. I think it was a bad decision to go in this direction and be self insured. Madison County has changed to a different insurance plan.” “We’re looking at it right now,” County Mayor Joe Shepard told county commissioners about the insurance setup.

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from page 1 storms and flooding. Kevin Brown, State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee, said Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) funding is possible for the dozens of Tennessee counties declared federal disaster areas. “We have received 29 letters of request from cities and counties severely impacted by the storms, and we expect more,” Brown said. “Our priorities are to remove debris that has been caught underneath and against road bridges. If that’s not done, another big rain could wash them out. We’re also inspecting dams within the storm area to make sure they’re safe and stable.” EWP funds also can be used to unclog stream channels and repair county roadsides where rushing water has made near vertical cuts into the roadway. NRCS-EWP assistance

is limited to the removal of debris or impending debris along streams, creeks, or bridges that pose a threat to life or property. Assistance may be provided for severe erosion along stream banks that poses an immediate danger to houses, non-federal roads and other infrastructure. EWP project work is conducted under an agreement between the sponsor and NRCS, which administers the program. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance in reducing hazards to life and property resulting from floods, ice storms, earthquakes, tornadoes, or other natural events. Funds are provided for assistance to local sponsors with eligible emergency needs. Applications are a letter signed by an official of the local government. Local sponsors include counties, cities, conservation districts, watershed districts, State and State-chartered agencies. The letter must include the

nature, location and scope of the problem, and requested assistance for the EWP project. Applicants should contact their local NRCS office for a sample letter to speed up the process. All EWP work must be economically, socially, and environmentally defensible, technically sound, and protect life, health, and property. Sponsors are responsible for furnishing the local cost share and for facilitating the installation of work. For more information about EWP or the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, go to http://www. tn.nrcs.usda.gov/ or contact the nearest USDA Service Center. NRCS is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For additional info contact Natural Resources Conservation Service, 675 US Courthouse, 801 Broadway; Nashville, TN 37203; (615) 277-2533.

A petition has begun to stop from page 1 commission vote last week. If the petitioning is successful, the referendum vote will be held during the August 5 county general election, Bailey said. The chore of checking the names and verifying they belong to registered voters will be done by the Gibson County Election Commission. Bailey said it is important that only registered voters sign the petition, fill in all blanks, and write clearly. Names and addresses must match the records on file at the election commission. Addresses must be street addresses, not P.O. boxes. It’s also important to only sign one petition one time. No one should sign for anyone else. “My phone was ringing off the wall with people wanting petitions Tuesday,” said David Nance, a leader of the Gibson County Patriots,

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a west Tennessee Tea Party group. The group met Tuesday and decided to go ahead with the referendum effort after the vote Monday to increase the wheel tax. “It’s very likely the patriots would not have petitioned this wheel tax to referendum vote except the commissioners were discussing raising property

tax in July as well as the wheel tax increase,” Nance noted. “Paying less taxes is up to you,” Nance said of the petition drive. Last week petitions were showing up at businesses across the county and many had been signed by Friday. Those wishing to download a petition may go to www. gibsoncountypatriots.org.

Sawyer crowned from page 1 Rutherford. She attends Macedonia Baptist Church in Kenton. Caiti has been involved in riding horses since the age of three. In high school, she participated in the Rodeo Circuit and the National Barrel Racing Association. She enjoys her two horses Foxy and Biscuit, and her dog Lulu. Caiti enjoys hunting

turkey, deer and coon. Last year she got her first turkey and was thrilled about it. The Dyer Station Committee always looks for our Hostess Princess to an all-around American girl and this year we certainly met our goal. We welcome Caiti as our 2010 Hostess Princess and know she will serve us well in our Fourth of July celebration and throughout the year.

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Sheriff’s Dept. extends thanks to Dyer volunteers BY MICHAEL ENOCHS During the Dyer city council meeting held on May 10, Mayor Walton Thompson spoke about the widespread flooding that occurred throughout much of the mid-south. Thompson reported that he had toured much of the county with other local and state officials. In many areas of the county, people have had their homes, farms, and businesses wiped out completely. FEMA and TEMA are moving in swiftly to help those people in their recovery. Alderman Roger Gray is also a county deputy sheriff.

As Thompson concluded his report about the flooding, Gray took the opportunity, on behalf of the sheriff’s department, to thank the Dyer fire department and rescue squad volunteers for their assistance during the days of the flood. The volunteers were involved in many activities during the flood, including filling sandbags. City Health officer alderman George Fisher reported that properties that have been cited for yard complaints will have ten days to correct the violations before the city will take action against the property owners.

Alderman Jimmy Landrum also reported that there were two properties with problems that have not yet been sent any notice. City Attorney Jennifer Deen is drawing up the paperwork for those properties. The board approved, on the second and final reading, Ordinance 2010180, concerning a city litigation tax increase. The city of Dyer increased the litigation tax on cases in city court from $3 to $13.75 that complies with state law to help pay for court, police related expenses, and technology. The ordinance will become effective on the first day of June.

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Georgia Gladhill BY WILLIAM G. MCFARLAND “I got out of the bed that morning to go to the restroom. Came back to bed. We had to go to Memphis that day because Ben had to go to the cancer doctor. When I laid down in bed and moved around a bit getting settled, I felt a pain in my right breast. I had never felt this pain before. I guess it was the way I situated myself. I felt where the pain was and I found a knot. I could not go back to sleep.” I said, “Ben, are you asleep?” He said, “Not any more George (that’s what Ben’s called Georgia.)” Georgia then told Ben what was wrong. That was in December of 1992. Eighteen years later, Georgia Gladhill, a Dyer resident, has a story to tell. Now ninety-three years old, Georgia wants the area to know her story. Georgia and Ben went to Memphis that fateful day for Ben to have his check-up. Ben who had been battling cancer since 1987 had taken all the chemo and radiation treatments that were available and in a seven year period had been cancer free for three years. He had lost a shoulder and arm due to cancer. Once Ben’s doctor had completed his examination, he told his doctor about Georgia. Georgia did not have time to have cancer; she was concerned about others and not herself. At that time in 1992, she was a busy caretaker taking care of Ben’s needs. Her daughter Naleeta was also with her. A severe diabetic, Naleeta had lost a leg due to the disease. Georgia’s special needs brother, L. T., also lived with them. With three patients, so to speak, in her home on College Street in Dyer, Georgia’s plate was full. Georgia knew the knot was cancer when she found it that morning. She had lost her father to stomach cancer when she was sixteen and two of her brothers had died with cancer—one of them had spent regular time at her home when he had chemo treatments. Ben’s doctor went to work immediately on Georgia’s problem. Fluid was drawn and analyzed. Ben’s doctor referred her to Dr. Irving Fleming who was considered the best cancer doctor in

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Tennessee. Georgia has seen a television program about cancer and Dr. Fleming was mentioned. She thought at that time that if she ever had cancer, he was the one she wanted to see. Little did she know how soon she would be seeing him; Ben’s doctor referred her to him. Dr. Fleming guessed that Georgia had had this knot for five years. The cancer was making itself known to Georgia when she felt the pain that morning. That’s why cancer is called “the silent killer.” It had invaded her body and was doing its silent work. Dr. Fleming wanted to remove the knot but Georgia wouldn’t hear to that. “I had folks depending on me. I needed to get done so that I could move on,” Georgia stated. She wanted a complete mastectomy. Dr. Fleming complied. Twelve days after Georgia found the knot, she had surgery at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. There were some complications. Thankfully, L. T., though mentally challenged, was able to understand and help Georgia when she asked him for assistance. “Scary!” That’s how Georgia describes cancer. “It threw me at first. I didn’t sleep much for a while. I’d get up early and I’d walk nearly to New Bethlehem Baptist Church. I’d done a lot of thinking while I was doing that walking. I don’t know how many of those walks I took. I’d get back to the house and sometimes I could sleep. In the earliest days before all results were in, I kept thinking I can’t afford to take any treatments. It wasn’t the money; it was giving the time to take the treatments. My wagon was overloaded and yes, I was scared.” “God just wasn’t through with me yet,” Georgia continues. Thankfully, the test results were good. “The doctor wanted me to take some precautionary treatments but with all I had going on at home, I just couldn’t. I was positive because I had someone else looking to me for help. I just didn’t think of myself or of

the cancer.” Georgia continued looking after Ben and Naletta. Ben died in 1994; Naleeta, 1996. Georgia and L.T. adjusted to life without their two loved ones. Georgia continued having her mammograms. Then in 1996, Dr. Fleming found cancer in her left breast. Three days later the left breast was removed and once again there were no treatments necessary. Many haven’t been as lucky as Georgia was. Many have been faced with those exhaustive treatments. Georgia is thankful she did not have to take them; the Lord was with her at that time in her life. She is also thankful for the work done by the America Cancer Society in funds raised by the Relay for Life. She feels great strides have been made the past seventy-seven years. She is certain that if we knew then what we know now that her father would have lived longer and that her brothers would have lived longer. Georgia also knows that cancer treatments helped in the treatment of her precious Ben. “We just need to support everything being done about cancer. They are working for us and they are telling us what to do but we’ve got to do our part.” Georgia states. “Give yourself self checks. Check yourself when you’re in the shower. If you find a knot and you can’t move it, see about it. If you find one period, see about it. Take care of yourself. Go to the doctor when you’re supposed to. Pay attention to your body. It will tell you when something is wrong.” Many lessons are to be learned from this ninetythree old woman. “If I say, I’m gonna do, I’m gonna do if God is willing to be with me.” Certainly, God has been with her and blessed her through all of her trials. She grew up with seven brothers and sisters in Ramer, moved to Dyer in l955, and retired from Brown Shoe after twenty-six years. She is blessed to have two grandchildren.

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The council also adopted Resolution 2010-180, which allows the city to participate in a county mitigation plan update. Alderman Nathan Reed sought the approval of the council to file an energy grant application for the city. Reed explained the grant would be of no cost to the city. The council approved the grant application. The grant would help the city become more energy efficient and curb energy costs. In other business brought before the board: • A purchase order was approved for $759 and $625 to American Development Corp. for water and waste water chemicals. • The approval of $934 to Newbern Machine for screw pump repair at the waste water plant. • The approval of $529 and $1083 to Tennessee Tractor LLC for lawn mower repairs. • A purchase order of $875 to Woods Septic Service for pumping the waste water plant five times.

DYER F&M BANK MAKES DONATIONS – The Farmers & Merchants Bank in Dyer recently made several donations to local charities earmarked for flood victims. Bank President Joel Reynolds made donations to the Freewill Shelter in Humboldt, the Christian Women’s Job Corp in Trenton, and Christian Endeavor in Dyer. Since Kenton does not have a charitable organization, the bank decided to donate money to Kenton Food Rite to be used for groceries for flood victims. Accepting the check for Christian Endeavor (top photo) is chairman Bill Jones. Accepting the check for Food Rite (lower photo) is storeowner David Hicks

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Kenlee celebrated her 2nd birthday Kenlee McDaniel recently celebrated her second birthday on April 25. Kenlee is the daughter of Brian and Terri McDaniel. She is the granddaughter of Joe and Peggy Sharp of Kenton, Debbie and the

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Kaleb Ciaramitaro participated recently in the Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby in Dyer. Meeting in the parking lot of the Dyer Food Rite the Scouts participated in one of three age groups with Kaleb winning first place in the Tiger Scouts. Also, participating in the Best of Show Group, with his “dragster style� car up against all three age groups, Kaleb took home the first place award. Kaleb is the grandson of Mike and Donna Ciaramitaro, Phil Roberts, and Regina Miller all of Kenton. Congratulations Kaleb on your spectacular victory! Cousins, Myrna Parks of Hickman, Ky. and Cindy Lamar spent a most enjoyable day in Lakewood, near Memphis with Myrna’s sister, Virginia Stanford. Arriving in time for brunch, the hostess served her guests a very tasty sausage and egg casserole, colorful and fresh mixed fruit, cream cheese pastry, and coffee and peach

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tea. The ladies spent several hours together laughing as they shared their favorite memories of their childhoods and catching up on their more recent pasts. Upon parting, the ladies were already looking forward to their next visit. FoodforThought: Together we are much stronger than if we were alone. Together we can reach the heights that elude our grasps if one. Together the load is easier to carry through the day. Together is what I want to be, as we go along life’s way. Prayer List: Jamie and Josh Hopper, Bobby and Carol Primrose, Tommy Oliver, Aaron Whitworth, Jesse and Elaine Davidson, Eurby Sanders, Freda Lamar, Sam Weatherly, Elmer Williams, Paul Lee Williams, Regina Miller, Henry Herane, Lil Wardlow, David Stephenson, Flood Victims, and Clint McLodge. Thanks for relaying your news to: kentonnews@hotmail.com

Golden Agers By Virginia Burgess on May 12 with 14 present the meeting was conducted by Jane Forseyth with president John Fields absent. We had some sick and some out of town. Jane Forseyth offered the blessing for the delicious food provided. After our food and fellowship, many prayer concerns were expressed: Jack Moore’s family, Billy Joe Roberts, Rita Hicks, Linda Robertson, Kelly Warren Tucker, Kay Rayfield, Rubel Dean, Doris Turner, John McCollum family, Lucas Clark, Anne Powell, Hugh Lewis with

Brother Marcus Kelly leading the prayer. Jane Forseyth gave a reading. Congregational singing, led by Shirley Shull and Kenneth McEwen, accompanied by pianist Ann Thompson titled “Revive Us Again� and “Tell It To Jesus.� In the absence of Brother Dewayne the devotional was by Brother Marcus Kelly. He used scriptures from Isaiah 40 and John 7, verse 38. The theme was enjoying a relationship with Jesus, who is the water of life. The group was dismissed by Jane Forseyth.

Rutherford 1st Baptist By Katheryn Blankenship

We have a new little person on our street. Little Kelon Tucker son of Kelly and Chris Tucker was born last week. Congratulations Kelly and Chris on your new arrival. I’m sure big brother Carter will take special care of him. Sunday morning the choir sang “More Than Wonderful� for the special music. Brother Jason’s message “The ever increasing need for faith� was taken from Mark 6:45-32. Sunday evening Brother Jason preached on “How giving is spent.� Larry and Wanda Belew

are at the beach on vacation. Laurie and Beth are house sitting and taking care of little Molly. We pray for their safe return. It is that time of the year when the roads are packed with people in a hurry to get to their destination. Those having birthday’s this week: Conner Bell, Frankie Hall, Mallory Richardson, Izzy Jones, Allison Dunn Pitcher and Bob Wilson. Remember our annual service in the Rutherford Park May 30 10 a.m. All visitors welcome. We will furnish the food and good time.

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Dillon - Martin Tony and Sheila Dillon of Camden announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Heather Ann, to William Dale Martin of Trenton. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Louise Hatcher of Camden and the late Lawrence Hatcher and the late Andrew and Anice Dillon. The groom-elect is the son of Rusty and Glenda Martin of Trenton and the grandson of Tommy and Sue Hunt of Trenton, Hazel Stewart of Trenton and the late Oscar Stewart. He is the greatgrandson of Bernice Martin of Trenton. Heather is a 2003 graduate of Camden High School. She attended Middle Tennessee State University for three years, then transferred to Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri, where she received her Batchelor’s of Science Degree in Human Biology in 2006 and Doctor

of Chiropractic Degree in 2009. Heather is employed at Camden Chiropractic Health Center as a chiropractic physician. Dale is a 2000 graduate of Peabody High School. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Journalism in 2005. He attended Missouri Baptist University where he received his Certification in Secondary Education in 2009. Dale is employed at Big Sandy High School where he is an English teacher. He is also head basketball coach and assistant baseball coach at the high school. A small ceremony is planned June 5 in Savannah, Georgia. A reception will be held in their honor Saturday, June 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Fruitland Baptist Church. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend. Dale and Heather will reside in Camden.

Laneview Baptist Church It was a wonderful day to be in the house of the Lord this Sunday. We had a great music service with specials from Bro. Johnny Cavender and also Mrs. Natalie Farrar. The worship service by Pastor Darryl Marcle was entitled “The Crossroads of Life.� There are so many times we as individuals are at a crossroad in our lives especially a child of God. Being a true servant of God means we have to be totally committed and faithful toHim. There must be an on going day to day communication with Him seeking His guidance and living the true life of a Christian. When you do this daily He will be with you when the crossroads come. It is not and easy road but how much less can we offer to someone who sent His only Son to die on

the cross for our sins. Be committed to serve a Risen Savior! Some scripture reading that Bro. Darryl referred to was Matthew 25: 14-30. Matthew 8, Matthew 21, Luke 22:42. The evening message was entitled “Are You Humble Or Proud.� God loves a humble heart. He wants us to humble ourselves so He can pour out his blessings on us. As it is written in James 4:6 “God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.� Humility is where Love begins. God also refers to humility in Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself. Be humble not prideful this week and God will Love you for it. God Bless!

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Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell We were thankful for our visitors last Sunday. Our sister Barbara Wiley should now be home from the hospital. She had surgery to repair a torn cartilage in her shoulder. The surgery was more intense than first expected. Brother C.L. Moore is in the Jackson Hospital with breathing difficulties. We pray for both of them that they will soon recover and be able to be with us again. The lesson Sunday asked the question; “How are we using God’s golden moments’? Christians have a charge from God to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:16-20) The apostle Paul told the young evangelist Timothy to “Preach the Word”. (2 Timothy 4:2, 3) The Bible is full of scripture that

teaches us that we need to be busy doing the Lord’s work. How are we using God’s golden moments? We are talking today about the time that God has given us to carry out His commands. We are told in Ephesians 5:14-17 to “awake thou that sleepiest and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore, be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” How much time do we have left? We seem to not have enough time to do the things that God desires for us to do. I put a chart on the board showing how much time we spend on ourselves each week. We came up with more hours than there are in one week. What can we do? We can not just make the clocks run more time for

Clora’s Chapel Sunday, May 16th, was a glorious day for the Cloras Chapel Family. It was great from the beginning to the end. We started with a spirit filled Sunday School. We had great participation from the members and it was enjoyed by all. Minister Jesse Austin delivered the morning message. Minister Austin said that his message would be strong but not long. Indeed it was strong. It came from Matthew 5th chapter. He asked us all a question, “Has your salt lost its flavor?” He was filled with the Holy Spirit and you could feel it moving throughout the congregation. The Mass Choir just sang their hearts out. Each song carried a message that was food for our souls. Elder Keith Harris, who plays the guitar along with Brother William Jenkins had to leave for work. We missed him very much but the Lord had a ram in the bush. Brother Joe Albea played the bass guitar

Steven Fields led us in our opening hymn “Heaven Came Down” and “Glory Filled My Soul” on Sunday morning. Keith Hamlin opened us in a word of prayer before we all dismissed to our Sunday school classes. Diane Hamlin opened class in prayer and Ms. Christy did a great job teaching us our lesson “Do Right When You Do Wrong.” Leviticus 1-6. The Lord expects His people to confess their wrong doing against others and to make restitution for damages. Mike Fields closed our class in prayer. Rejoice in the Lord always. Our worship hour began with Scott Fields and the choir leading us in the hymns “Take the Name of Jesus with you” and “He Hideth My Soul.” Jarid Warren opened us in prayer. We then had a time of meet and greet with our church family and the many visitors we had. We thank the Lord for all our visitors and invite them to come back and visit with us again. Our special music was the beautiful hymn “Amazing Grace” sung by Felichia Fields, Andrea Hundley and Lindsey Allmon. Bro. Steve’s message Presenting the true gospel. 2 Corinthians 11:1-7. Read your Bibles and be people of prayer this week. Scott Fields dismissed us in prayer as the hymn “The Nail-Scarred Hand” was sung. Our Sunday night discipleship services began with the hymn “The Windows of Heaven are Open.” Mike Fields opened our discipleship class in prayer before doing a good job teaching us our lesson Peter made a Great Confession. Matthew 16:16. Simon Peter answered, “You

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for us in morning service and the afternoon service. We appreciate him very much. Rev. Myles has not preached in two months, so when we traveled to Greater Sixth Street Baptist Church, he let the spirit of the Lord use him. You would have said that he was standing in John’s shoes. It was Usher Day and the message let all ushers know their dos and don’ts in God’s house. The message was powerful and touched us all. We love you, Rev. Myles. The choir sang, “The Ushers Worked,” and the entire service was dynamic. We thank God for a glorious day. In the morning service, Rev. Myles prayed and annointed me, Robin, because there was a lump on my jaw. Pastor Myles prayed and laid hands on the lump. After giving it all to Jesus, I went to the doctor today and he let me know that it was just a hair bump. I have had many trials and tribulations in my life. I lost my sister and my niece to cancer so I know what God

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us, nor can we make the sun stand still. The Bible also tells us to study the Word and that we should be a workman who need not to be ashamed. (2 Timothy 2:15) God has given us many things that we need to be doing, but we hear “I just don’t have the time.” Will God let us just “slip” into heaven with this excuse? Some do not even have the time to assemble at all the services of the church. We need to examine our lives to see if we are in Christ Jesus. On the Day of Judgment will God say to us “well done thou good and faithful servant” or will He say “depart from me I never knew you”? Folks, it is our choice! We do not have a lot of time left. Are you using God’s golden moments in a way that He will be well pleased? God bless you today. If we can be of any assistance to you, please let us know. 731.665.7122

can do and I know that I can give him my burdens and He will see me through. Thank You Jesus. Sunday, the 4th Sunday in May will be Usher Day at Cloras Chapel. Pastor Douglas Harris and Full Deliveries Ministries will be our special guest. We are looking forward to a good time in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The 5th Sunday in May at 4 p.m., a youth group from Nashville will give a concert at Cloras Chapel. We invite all to come and witness this great program. If you don’t come you will miss a treat. Cloras Chapel is preparing to take a trip to Indianapolis, Indiana. We will be visiting The Greater Love Baptist Church where Rev. Henry Jones originally from Rutherford is the pastor. We will leave Friday, July 9 and return on Sunday, July 11. We are going to make this trip a fellowship trip with fun and spirit. Call Sister Diane Myles 731-423-8963 if you are interested in going. Seats on the chartered bus are available and trip price is $100.00.

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are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!” Jarid Warren closed us in prayer Worship hour began with Carlee and Felichia Fields singing our special music “Jesus Loves Me.” Scott Fields led us in the hymns “The Banner of the Cross” and “Heavenly Sunlight.” Bro. Steve’s message “Our foundation” from 1 Peter 2:48. Mike Fields dismissed our services thanking the Lord for the day as the hymn “His Way with Thee” was played. Mike and Elaine Fields were proud to attend the Honors Banquet at Bradford High School with their granddaughter, Kelsey Fields. Kelsey is in second place in the top ten of the Junior

Class. The Keely Mill Church family sends their love, prayers and sympathy to the family of Jack Moore. We invite you to come praise and worship the Lord with us. Sundays 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. keelymillbaptistchurch.com.

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Dyer Nursing Home Celebrates National Nursing Home Week! May 10th - May 14th

•Monday was Crazy Outfit Day with a Balloon lift-off, a Party at the OK Corral and Clint Eastwood movies. •Tuesday was Crazy Hat Day with Horse Shoes in the Courtyard, Farm Animal Visits and Camp-fire songs. •Wednesday was Crazy Shoes Day with a Hunt for the Gold Mine, a Horse Show and Drinks in the Saloon. •Thursday was Crazy Hair Day with 9-11 Fence Post Nails, Cowboy Cattle Round-Up, and John Wayne movies. •Friday was Dyer Nursing Home T-shirt Day with Hit the Hitching Post, Dyer Line Dancers, Domino Contest and a cook-out. •Saturday was Armed Forces Day with Reading the Library, and Music Programs

HALFORD RECEIVES CHECK - Rep. Curtis Halford, center, receives a check from Jerry Park of Dyer Nursing Home, left, and Wally Vernon of Trenton Place Care & Rehabilitation Center at the Tennessee Health Care Association’s annual charity giveaway.

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Help available for cleanup of storm debris Financial help is available to Gibson Co. residents trying to recover from recent floods. The Natural Resources Conservation Service, an agency in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, provided information this week about assistance being offered with debris cleanup. A tremendous cleanup effort is underway throughout much of Tennessee in the wake of this month’s severe storms and flooding. Kevin Brown, State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee, said Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) funding is possible for the dozens of Tennessee counties declared federal disaster areas. “We have received 29 letters of request from cities and counties severely impacted by the storms, and we expect more,” Brown said. “Our priorities are to remove debris that has been caught underneath and against road bridges. If that’s not done, another big rain could wash them out. We’re also inspecting dams within the storm area to make sure they’re safe and stable.” EWP funds also can be used to unclog stream channels and repair county roadsides where rushing water has made near vertical cuts into the roadway. NRCS-EWP assistance is limited to the removal of debris or impending debris along streams, creeks, or bridges that pose a threat to life or property. Assistance may be provided for severe erosion along stream banks that poses an immediate danger to houses, non-federal

roads and other infrastructure. EWP project work is conducted under an agreement between the sponsor and NRCS, which administers the program. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance in reducing hazards to life and property resulting from floods, ice storms, earthquakes, tornadoes, or other natural events. Funds are provided for assistance to local sponsors with eligible emergency needs. Applications are a letter signed by an official of the local government. Local sponsors include counties, cities, conservation districts, watershed districts, State and State-chartered agencies. The letter must include the nature, location and scope of the problem, and requested assistance for the EWP project. Applicants should contact their local NRCS office for a sample letter to speed up the process. All EWP work must be economically, socially, and environmentally defensible, technically sound, and protect life, health, and property. Sponsors are responsible for furnishing the local cost share and for facilitating the installation of work. For more information about EWP or the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, go to http://www. tn.nrcs.usda.gov/ or contact the nearest USDA Service Center. NRCS is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For additional info contact Natural Resources Conservation Service, 675 US Courthouse, 801 Broadway; Nashville, TN 37203; (615) 277-2533.

their communities during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s (THCA) annual “Partnering for Charity” event, including Rep. Curtis Halford, who won $100 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The lawmakers tossed a football to earn contributions to charities of their choice throughout the state. Among those charities receiving donations this year were Boys & Girls Clubs, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the American Cancer Society. Local senior centers, libraries, schools, churches and other organizations were also chosen for donations. Each year, the charity giveaway is a highlight of THCA’s Legislative Conference, an event that brings long-term care professionals together with state lawmakers to discuss what it takes to provide quality services for the state’s elderly and disabled. “Each year, our members enjoy partnering with their legislators to raise money for charities,” THCA Executive Director Ron Taylor said. “In addition to providing 24-hour care to the elderly and disabled, this is one more way for nursing homes to give back to the communities they serve. The charities appreciate the donations, and we are honored that so many legislators join us for this special event.” The Tennessee Health Care Association is a nonprofit association representing long-term care facilities throughout the state. For more information about nursing homes, contact THCA at (615) 8346520 or visit www.thca.org.

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JOHN W. “JACK� MOORE JR. Funeral services for Jack Moore, 84, of Dyer, were held Saturday May 15, 2010 at Leitherland Funeral Home in Rutherford. Brother Steve Skelton officiated the services with Brother Mark Kilpatrick assisting. Burial was held at Oakwood Cemetery in Dyer. Jack Moore was born June 13, 1925 in Trenton and departed this life on May 13, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Jack attended Peabody High School through the 8th grade and graduated from Dyer High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946in France, Germany, Holland, and Belgiumin World War II. Upon returning from the war, Jack was employed with Bellsouth Telephone Company and retired with 36 years service in 1979. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dyer. Known as “Mr. 911�, Jack was the founder of Moore Communications, now known as Central Control, in 1968. It was the first facility of its kind in the United States where a private agency had access to police radio frequencies and nationwide police records. As his insight for helping the people of Gibson County grew, he was responsible for bringing E-911 into being in 1989. He continued his employment with Central Control until 1991 when he retired to care for his wife Lib who was terminally ill. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elsie Moore, sisters Louise Moore Winnette and Frances Moore, an unnamed infant sister, his first wife, Mary Lisbeth Evans Moore and infant son, John Evans Moore who died at birth. Jack is survived by his present wife, Norma Jean Shanklin Moore, son, Bob Moore and wife Cynthia, and daughter, Beth Rudd, all of Dyer, nephew, Steve Winnette and wife, Wanda of Memphis, 2 granddaughters, Alecia Kosark and husband Kevin of Dyer, and Laura Stiles and husband Josh of Jackson, 1 grandson, Brandon Rudd of Dyer, and 2 great grandchildren, Chandler Kosark and Kara Beth Kosark of Dyer.

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Trenton - Funeral services for Mr. Harold Vaughn “Von� Dabbs, 81, were held at May 16, 2010 at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Gibson County Memorial Gardens. Mr. Dabbs was a retired Master Sergeant for the U. S. Air Force, serving in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, a lifetime member of the V F W in Trenton, a lifetime member of the American Legion in Milan, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Trenton, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Gibson General Hospital in Trenton. Mr. Dabbs was preceded in death by his wife, Vader Mae Tucker Dabbs; a son Charles Wesley McCaig; and two brothers, James Dabbs and Howard Dabbs. He is survived by four children, Kenneth Harold Dabbs of Humboldt, Darrell Vaughn Dabbs of Gibson, Nelda Denise Dabbs Spencer Jenkins of Clarksville, and Janean Kay Dabbs McCaig of Albuquerque, a brother, Jerry Dabbs of San Antonio, fourteen grandchildren, Derek and Hollie McCaig, Joshua, April, Adam, and Nathaniel Spencer, Angela Middleton, Amy Burress, Ashley Johnson, Kenny and Jamie Dabbs, and Larry, Valarie, and Kevin Rhodes; and eight teen great grandchildren.

North Union Sixty one people were present for our morning service. Lexi Whitley brought an interesting children’s service. She passed out cups to the children and filled them with water and at the same time she was passing out compliments to the children. She asked did it make them feel good. As she took the cups back and emptied the water she said unkind things. Philippians 2:4 says “Don’t just think about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and in what they are doing.� We all need to be cup fillers and make others feel good. Lexi and the children repeated the Lord’s Prayer. Danielle Rickman so beautifully played the offeratory hymn. Bro. Don’s text was from Romans 5 : 1-11, His sermon, Why do people come to North Union to church? We have promises from God. Whatever God will do for us we will share with you. We are connected to God through the Holy Spirit. Bro. Don reminded us we had just sung how the redeemed have everlasting joy. He asked where is your smile? We should be jumping with joy. The scripture text tells of how through Jesus Christ we have access to joy, hope, peace, strength, endurance, and confident hope of eternal salvation. How we anchor during the storms of life, and they will come, depends on our position with Jesus Christ. We are blessed to have many good leaders and young folks like

By Sarah Allen Lexi and Danielle who were part of this service. We meet at 7 p.m each Wed. night and on Sunday at 10, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Visitors are always welcome.

On April 29, 2010, Elmer and I were awakened by angels letting us know our house was on fire. We barely made it out before the flames engulfed and destroyed everything. The quick response of the fire departments, as well as friends and neighbors, couldn’t save the structure or contents. Since that fateful night the outpouring if prayers and other acts of kindness by so many has helped us through these trying times. We would like to thank everyone who has come to our aide for their continued prayers and support. May God continue to bless each and everyone of you. Elmer and Sue Harper Dear friends, Your carriers at the Kenton Post Office would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you. Your generosity in our most recent food drive allowed us to distribute over 2000 pounds of food to our community. Each of this years chosen recipients received approximately 500 pounds of non-perishable items to distribute. We would like to also thank Macedonia Baptist, St. Paul Baptist, New Concord Baptist and Kenton Church of Christ for allowing us to use them as distribution points. Again, thank you for your generosity this year and all years past. Aaron Roberson, Rhonda Cooley, Kathy Greer, Teresa Walker and Noelle Hood, Postmaster The family of Pearlie Dodson Baker would like to express sincere thanks to all the many people that helped us during the hospitalization and passing of our dear loved one. The visits and phone calls of family and friends were much appreciated and treasured. We would also like to thank the staff from the Dyer Nursing Home for their support. The compassion of the nurses and doctors at Gibson General Hospital will always be remembered. There are too many that we would like to thank to mention all by name, but hopefully, you do know how much we appreciate you. May God’s richest blessing be with you in our prayers. Veneeta and Wayne King Roger and Pauline King Mike and Noophad King Pam and Stefan Eling and children Brian and Teresa We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for every act of kindness that was shown to Jimmy and our family during his illness and death. Thank you for the calls, visits, cards, food, beautiful flowers, gifts, donations, memorials, Gideon Bibles, words of comfort and your prayers. We appreciate the people that braved the rain and flood to come to his visitation and funeral. Thank God for the beautiful sunshine on the day of his funeral. He was a truly unique and special person and we will sorely miss him. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Please continue to pray for our family. Patsy Johnstone, Mark, Valerie, Foster, Mary Parker and Wells Johnstone, Scott, Rhonda, Cody and Nicole Johnstone

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Community Calendars RUTHERFORD JR. HIGH BASKETBALL TEAM FUNDRAISER The Rutherford Junior High Basketball team will be having a road block, car wash and bake sale May 22, 2010 in the town of Rutherford. Come out and support them. GIBSON COUNTY UTILTIY DISTRICT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS The Gibson County Utility District Board of Commissioners May meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the district office. FISHERS OF MEN 5K Supporting the Youth and Children’s Ministries of Temple Baptist Church, June 5, 2010 at Milan City Park $20 entry: pre-registration by May 22 guarantees event shirt. Contact Judi Bullington at 414-0263 or jbullington@templebaptist milan.com GC DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING The Gibson County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 20th at 6:30 pm at the Ed Jones Agri-Plex on Manufacturers Row in Trenton. Everyone is invited to attend, and is urged to bring a plate of food and a friend. OLD GIBSON DECORATION DAY Decoration Day will be held at Old Gibson Cemetery, Fruitland, Tenn. on Sunday afternoon May 30, 2010 from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. We want to thank you for your help in the past but with costs going up every year, we need your help even more now. If you are unable to visit with us, please mail your donation to Sallie Coffman, 88 Humboldt Hwy, Trenton, Tennessee 38382 or Katherine Krebs 116 Humboldt Hwy, Trenton, Tennessee 38382. Thank you in advance for all of your donations. TANYA TAYLOR MEMORIAL BENEFIT RIDE RESCHEDULED The Tanya Taylor Family Memorial Benefit Ride has been rescheduled to the rain date of May 23rd. We hope that this does not conflict with something else going on then but with the rain forecast we felt it better to do the right thing. It would not be fair with a 60 percent chance of rain to expect or desire to have everyone come on a day when more than likely we were going to get wet. With this decision we feel that we are afforded another week to get the word out to those who may not have known of the ride. God speed to each of you and be safe. DSC CONSIGNMENT SALE The Consignment Sale sponsored by Dyer Station Celebration Committee will be held at the Dyer First Presbyterian Church, 224 East College Street, Dyer on May 22 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Items will be marked half price from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For further information, please call Janie Robinson at 731-487-7124.

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People unemployed due to storms can file claims BY STEVE SHORT People in the Gibson Co. area who lost work time due to recent storms and flooding are urged to file unemployment claims directly â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not online - with a local Career Center in Humboldt, Dyersburg,

Eddlemon received Lonnie E. Maness History award Jacob L. Eddlemon of Kenton recently received the Lonnie E. Maness History Department Award during the 46th annual Honors Day at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The award of $100 is given to the outstanding graduating history major. Selection is made on the basis of grade point average, number of hours in history, contributions to the department and extracurricular activities.

Jackson or nearby town. The Gibson Co. Emergency Management Agency made information public last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If your unemployment claim is a direct result of the disaster, do not file your unemployment claim by Internet to avoid delays,â&#x20AC;? said state officials. Persons who are unemployed as a result of the severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds, and tornadoes that began April 30, 2010, who need to file an unemployment claim may call (615) 253-0800, extension 7599, or 1-877-813-0950, extension 7599, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or report in person to one of the following TDLWD Career Centers. Designated Career Centers take claims on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. The following Career Centers in the Gibson Co. area will be taking unemployment

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Sports & Education Twenty-eight DSCC nursing candidates receive their pins On Friday, May 8, the Dyersburg State Community College’s Division of Nursing presented nursing pins to 28 students at a special pinning ceremony held at First Christian Church, Dyersburg. The nursing pin represents completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree requirements for nursing. A total of 1008 nursing students have graduated from the program since its beginning in 1980. The following awards were presented: Friend of Nursing – Brenda Springfield, Scholastic Award – Jenny Davis, Clinical Practice Award – Nakishua Gauldin, Peggy Pendergrast Faculty

Award – Erica Stephens, Friendship Award – all nursing students. The newly established Cindy Parker Spirit of Nursing award was presented to Jenny Davis. The award is given memory of DSCC nursing graduate and flight nurse Cindy Parker who died in a medical evacuation helicopter crash earlier this year. Graduating from the program are: Tabitha Williams, Bells; Elizabeth K. Williams, Brighton; Brandlin Sanders, Brownsville; Pam Pence, Covington; Brenda Brinkley, Cara Bryan, Jenny Davis, Lauren Dharamsy, Nakishua Gauldin, Ross

Hamilton, Felisia Jones, Cristy Richards, and Erica Stephens, Dyersburg; Jennifer Adcock, Erwin; Amber Tibbs, Friendship; Debra Castleman, Gleason; Hilary Nicole Agee and Rachael Comeaux, Halls; Christy Simpson, Henning; Brittney Johnson, Jackson; Sarah Griggs, Kenton; Symantha Reed, Martin; Joshua Taylor, Newbern; Demetric Bryant and Brandy Latham, Ripley; Tara Mitchell, Trenton; Lisa Zalsman, Troy; and Lee Ann Spicer, Union City For more information, please contact Dean of Nursing Faye Sigman at 731/286-3398 or sigman@dscc.ed

LAMP LIGHTING - DSCC nursing instructor Beth Rose watches as nursing candidate Ross Hamilton of Dyersburg lights the lamp of candidate Sarah Griggs of Kenton. The lamp lighting ceremony takes place at the end of each nursing pinning and recalls the advances that Florence Nightingale, the lady with the lamp, brought to nursing. Hamilton is a non-traditional student who entered the program after a career as an accountant; Griggs started immediately after high school.

Pharmacy tech program offered The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies in partnership with Jackson State Community College’s Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development are offering the Pharmacy Technician program from 6-9:30 p.m.,

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 22-Aug. 10. The program will be offered on JSCC campus. The cost is $999 including textbooks and lab supplies. The comprehensive 50hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician

GIBSON COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 2010 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR – At a recent luncheon the outstanding teachers were recognized. They are: (front row, from left) Beth Cathey (South GCHS), Sherry Grimes (Medina Elementary), Monica Horner (Medina Middle), Carole Denton (Rutherford) and Tina Miller (Yorkville), (second row, from left) Penny Stacy (Medina Middle), Terri McDaniel (Dyer), Christy Griggs (Kenton), Lisa Ball (Rutherford), Kevin Turner (GCHS), Mike Ramsey (GCHS) and John Crenshaw (Spring Hill). Paulette Harris (Dyer) is not pictured.

ALL DISTRICT TEAM - GC Pioneer baseball players, Trey Tate and Chad McMackin, were named recently to the 13AA All-District team after the championship game in Millington, TN for their play during the 2010 season. Both were also named to the 13AA Senior All-Academic team. Trey was also named to the AllTournament team.

Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, intravenous flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. For more information on these courses, call UT Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies at 731-881-7081 or go online to http://www.utm. edu/departments/ecce/ nondegree/home.php.

PinecrestGolf Course KENTON APRIL CHARACTER COUNTS WINNERS - (back row) Colin Warren, Cameron McMackin, Rachel Williams, Alex Freeze, Micah Ritter, Eli Challender, (front row) Remington Green, Jessilin Green, Stephen Overstreet, Molly Tate, Macy Chandler, Hunter Sanderson, Hayden Mercer. Winner of the Piggy Bank: Eli Challender.

UT Martin expects record graduates; second highest graduation rate in state University of Tennessee at Martin officials expect the spring graduating class to be the largest in history. A total of 696 students are projected to receive diplomas. UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes will preside over commencement that begins at 11 a.m., May 15, in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center. As this year’s graduates join more than 37,000 other UT Martin alumni worldwide, they also positively impact the university’s graduation

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Martin’s eighth chancellor in April 2001. He retired in June 2007. Again this year, the ceremony will be available via a live webcast by clicking on the spring commencement headline on the UT Martin homepage at www.utm.edu. Overflow seating with a video and audio feed of the ceremony will be provided in Skyhawk Fieldhouse. Immediately following commencement, a reception will be hosted in the fieldhouse.

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GCHS FFA GREENHAND DEGREE - Students receiving FFA Greenhand degrees at the annual FFA Awards Banquet were (from left) Elizabeth Wylie, Hayley Jones, Kayla Baier, and McKenzie Jetton. (More FFA Awards pictures on page 12.)

GCHS FFA CHAPTER DEGREE - Students receiving FFA Chapter degrees were (from left) Cody Holland, Chad Zarecor, Taylor Bryant, Texanna Edwards, Sarah Woods, and Tyler Jones. (More FFA Awards pictures on page 12.)

GCHS FFA APPRECIATION - Receiving certificartes of appreciation at the FFA Awards Banquet were (from left) Kim Lee, Eddie Pruett, Deana Oliver, Brent Baier, Tammy Zarecor, Phyllis Joyce, Jim Acree, and John Wylie.

GCHS FFA PROFICIENCY AWARDS - FFA srudents receiving Proficiency Awards at the annual banquet were (from left) Jerry Kesterson (forage production), Emily Oliver (Ag Communications), Robert Joyce (Equine Science), Leslie Dodd (Veterinary Science), Derek Yergin (Diversified Crop Production), Amanda Fender (Small Animal Care). (More FFA Awards pictures on page 12.)

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WEST TN FFA AWARDS BANQUET - from left: Derek Norman (Advisor), Lyndsey Brown (Advisor), Clay Brewer, Emilee Wright, Leslie Dodd, Texanna Edwards, Eddie Pruett (Principle). (More FFA Awards pictures on page 12.)

GCHS FFA HALL OF FAME - Students receiving FFA Hall of Fame recognition were (from left) Leslie Dodd, Robert Joyce, Amanda Fender, and Zach Marbrey accumulated 3,500 FFA Points throughout the past four years.

Future authors and budding poets are invited to attend a Young Writers Summer Camp, sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies and the West Tennessee Writing Project. Planned for two age groups, third-eighth graders and ninth-12th graders, the camp will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 21-25, in Gooch Hall. The two groups will be separate and will engage in age-appropriate writing activities with teachers from their grade levels. The goal for Young Writers Summer Camp is to give all students, regardless of skill level, the opportunity to compose in a variety of styles, become more confident in their own writing ability and learn to appreciate the ability of

others. Writing workshops, minilessons on content and editing strategies, writing response groups, and oneto-one conferences with West Tennessee Writing Project Teachers are also planned. Teacher consultants leading sessions include third-eighth graders, Mary Perry, Martin Martin Middle School; and Deborah Doss, Milan Elementary School; and ninth-12th graders, Greg Barclay, South Fulton High School; and Shannon Lyon, Obion County Central High School. Teachers will meet young writers in the lobby of Gooch Hall. Parents should provide a bag or backpack for supplies. During each camp session, children will be with others their age and will be involved in a variety

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DSCC hosts largest graduation class ever On Saturday, May 8, over 165 candidates for graduation from Dyersburg State Community College to take part in the 40th annual commencement exercises at the Dyer County High School gymnasium. This year altogether 262 students are expected to graduate from DSCC. This number includes those who completed their coursework in December of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;09, Spring of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;10 as well those who will finish at the end of Summer

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Legal Notice NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 9, 2004, executed by TIMOTHY W EDELSTEIN, conveying certain real property therein described to PRLAP, INC. as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, on November 13, 2004, as Instru-ment No. 58409, in Book 829, at Page 241; and WHEREAS, by Appointment of Successor Trustee dated August 3,2009, Shellie Wallace as Successor Trustee and Maria Neumann as Co-Trustee were appointed as same appears of record in the Register’s office of Gibson County, Tennessee on August 12, 2009, in Deed Book 938 , at Page 2502 ; WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the under-signed, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on June 11, 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: Lying and being in Gibson County, Tennessee and more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a stake in the north margin of Rolling Mead-ows Road at the Southwest corner of the lot herein conveyed and the southeast corner of Lot No. 11; runs thence North 4 degrees 54 minutes 45 seconds West with the east line of Lot No. 11, 150 feet to a stake; runs thence North 85 degrees 05 minutes 15 seconds East 100 feet to a stake at the northwest corner of Lot No. 13; runs thence South 4 degrees 54 minutes 45 seconds East with the west line of Lot No.13, 150 feet to a stake in the north margin of Rolling Meadows Road; and runs thence South 85 degrees 05 minutes 15 seconds West with the north line of Rolling Meadows Road 100 feet to the point of beginning. Being Lot No. 12 in the Rolling Meadows Subdivision of Milan Tennessee, a plat of which appears of record in Plat Book 1, page 80, in the Register’s Office of Gibson County, Tennessee. (Legal Description taken from prior deed.) Being the same property conveyed to the undersigned by deed of record in Deed Book 829, page 239, Regis-ter’s Office of Madison County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 4090 ROLLING MEADOWS, MILAN, TN 38358. 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): TIMOTHY W. EDELSTEIN AND WIFE, CARRIE M. EDELSTEIN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restric-tive covenants, easements 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 announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are ex-pressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Perform-ance Dr, TX2-985-07-03 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (805) 553-6392 TS#:10 -0054940 FEI # 1006.98876 5/20,5/27,6/3/2010

Yard Sale YARD SALE 85 Dyer Hwy in Yorkville May 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. til ? Baby girl clothes and lots more. YARD SALE Saturday, May 22, household items, appliances, clothes and more located at186 W. broad St. Cancel if rain. YOUTH YARD SALE Saturday, May 22 from 6 a.m. til ? Keely Mill Baptist Church 204 Madison St. Dyer. All proceeds got to the youth. YARD SALE Saturday, May 22 from 7 a.m. to noon 282 Hull St. in Dyer. Baby clothes and many other items.

Legal Notice NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated January 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 Register’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 Register’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 REGISTER’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

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The contents of the following units shall be sold to satisfy the Owner’s Lien on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at Dyer Storage on Royal Street in Dyer Jennie Simmons - Unit #31 And on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. at T&D Storage on North Main Street in Dyer - Brian Simpson - Unit #22

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ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS The Town of Rutherford is now accepting applications for the position of full time Police Officer. Applicants must be 21 years old, have a clean background and be capable of working all shifts and hours. Applications are available at City Hall. The Town of Rutherford is an equal opportunity employer. SENIOR MORTGAGE LOAN PROCESSOR First State Bank is seeking a full time Senior Mortgage Loan Processor for the Union City, TN location. Applicants must have strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Calyx Point preferred. The applicant must be able to compute simple math and have excellent customer service skills. The ability to multi task is also essential to this position. The applicant must possess the ability to counsel borrowers in choice of secondary market mortgage loan products. This job requires a high school diploma or equivalent with 3 to 5 years of experience, to include knowledge of processing Government loans. First State Bank offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. M/F/D/V Please send a resume and cover letter to: First State Bank Attn: Human Resources P.O. Box 527 Union City, TN 38281 Or email hr@first-state.net

Auction

Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. 543 E. College St. Dyer, TN Property of Mrs. Norris Keel We will be selling the House, Car and Personal Property.The Real Estate is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath w/formal living-dining combo, den, utility, central H/A, vinyl clad windows, carport and nice storage bldg. on corner lot. Lead paint notice applies. The car is a “Special Edition” 2005 Buick Park Avenue, fully equipped w/approx. 22,000 miles. More info to follow. Picture of house on AuctionZip.com

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Property Transfers Barry Flowers and wife, Tammy Flowers to Benjamin Flowers and wife, Joyce Flowers – 23rd CD Clark Family Holdings, LLC to Eric Egbert and wife, Amy Egbert Carlos F. Allen, Sr. and wife, Sandra F. Allen to Raymond Sutton Robert W. Lusk and wife, Wendy L. Lusk to Jeffery P. Cannon and Maria H. Ledbetter – 13th CD James Lynn Langford to Willie Larry Adkisson and wife, Elizabeth E. Adkisson – 18th CD

Robert S. Kring and wife, Elaine Kring – to Sam Hamady and wife, Marcena Hamady – 2nd CD Clint R. Wilson to Kevin T. McMichen – 2nd CD Barry Hinson to Samuel T. Green and wife, Ashley S. Green – 6th CD Walter Drury Tyree, Administrator of the Estate of Drury Franklin Tyree to Barry Hinson – 6th CD Gus O’Neal White and wife, Melinda White to Burton Hatch and wife, Sally Hatch

HONORARY AWARD - Deana and Ricky Oliver receive honorary FFA degree from daughter Emily Oliver.. STAR FARMER - Jerry Kesterson received the Star Farmer award presented by advisor Lyndsey Brown

Building Permits Stephen and Teresa Williams, 331 Stavely Road, Humboldt Bart and Pam Whitnell, 11 Morris Moore Drive, Humboldt Arturo and Chris Garcia Gonzalez, 75 Harmon Arnold Road, Bradford Steve Eldridge, 247 Milan Highway, Trenton David Branch, 155 Wildcat Lane, Bradford Jason Harrison, 351 Milan Highway, Trenton Amber Tinsley, 374 Milan Highway, Trenton Roger Wiggins, Jr., 32A Edward Mays Road, Medina James Bledsoe, 67

Atwood Highway, Milan Charles Williamson, 140 Jim Jackson Road, Humboldt Robert (Raymond) Bennett, 35 Germantown Road, Milan Tim Lawler, 46 BrazilElliott Store Road, Trenton Jennifer Moore, 20 Lon Lett Road, Humboldt John McCollum, 107 Currie Road, Dyer Alan Taylor, 2 Fox Meadow Cove, Milan Paul Arnold, 757 Oakview, Trenton Thomas Lawrence, 500 Barnes Drive, Trenton Hardy Key, 14 Quail Ridge, Trenton

HONORARY AWARD - Ken and Phyllis Joyce receive honorary FFA degree from son Robert Joyce.

RETIRING OFFICERS - Retiring FFA officers receiving recognition were Leslie Dodd (Secretary), Robert Joyce (Vice President), Amanda Fender (President)

HONORARY AWARD - Matthew Marbrey receives honorary FFA degree from son Zach Marbrey.

HONORARY AWARD - Brian and Tracye Fender receive honorary FFA degree from daughter Amanda Fender.

STAR GREENHAND - Kayla Baier was presented the Star Greenhand award by advisor Lyndsey Brown.

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#140223-421 W. College, Kenton. Country Atmosphere - City Conveniences! A 3 acre site with home sitting far back off the road, offering lots of privacy. Call Jerry at 420-1080.

#137753-628 W. Main-Remodeled home with lots of appeal. New roof, new dw, new ref, new washer & dryer, new windows, kitchen cabinet updates, new bedroom with 1/2 bath and laundry. Large corner lot. Call Pat 504-1100.

#137030-28 Narrow Gauge Rd- Very #138593 -117 Hadley Dr-in Rutherford-3 private cute cyprus house on 2.4 acres. 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath, brick. CH&A. Corner lot. BR, 1.5 bath, dinning room could be 3rd Garage & storage bldg. only $78,500. For Br. Call Shirley at 731-445-7809. OPEN appointment call Doris at 420-1081. HOUSE MAY 16TH!

#139840-366 Elm-Beautiful 1.5 Story 5 Br 3 Bath Home, featuring very large 136695-109 Waldun Cove-Very attractive, rooms. 5th Br could be rec room, play traditional, brick home. 28’ x 30’ work shop/ room, or sitting room. Upstairs would be storage building.Professionally landscaped great Mother In Law Suite. Call Shirley lot. Call Doris @420-1081 to see. @ 445-7809

RESIDENTIAL #137621-414 College-Dyer-Updated, large older home with 4 bedrooms 2 baths, fireplace with gas logs. Storage building and small shop, on Large shaded lot. Call Jerry @ 420-1080. #134772-205 Madison- CONVENIENTLY LOCATED, nicely landscaped corner lot, within 3 blocks of downtown business district. Recently remodeled. Call Doris at 731-420-1081 for appointment. #135861-440 College St-Cozy cottage home or great investment property. Call Chris @ 697-6704. #138120 -109 Callis Street-Completely renovated and ready for new owner. Call Shirley @ 445-7809. #138383-384 E. Maple- This traditional 8 room (large rooms), 3 br, 2 bath, older home has been renovated and is ready for new owner.One block to K-8 Schools. Huge lot. Call Doris 420-1081 #138261-105 S. Trenton St.- Excellent retirement or starter home. Half block to drug store, bank, post office,grocery, medical clinic, etc. Call Jerry @ 420-1080 #137870-111 Williams St.- A very neat and well maintained brick home. Ideal as a starter home or for retiree. Large shaded lot, good outbuilding & nicely landscaped call Doris @ 420-1081. #137657-103 Trenton Hwy. - Great 2 BR, 2 ba brick on large lot. Close to Gibson County High Schoo. Great 1st time home buyer. Must see. Call Shirley @ 445-7809. #139886-111 Callis - Small town living at its best!! You must see ! SOofLD this house. Lots extras!! Cozy three bedroom priced to sell!! Call Lamesa 571-2700 #139913 - 152 W. College - Charming well maintained home ! NDINGwishing seeking a new to update for a bargain price!!! PEowner Call Barbara @ 414-8184 #138983-198 Division-Two blocks to K-8 School. Nice deck and D! SOLbuilding. good shop/storage Call Doris Patterson @ 420-1081. #138366-21 State Route 185-beautiful Lot, Trees Country Living, Convenient To Town. Outside Storage And Large Shed. 1.40 Acre Lot. Call Doris @ 420-1081.

#138805-2BR1Ba, CH&A, convenient to churches, downtown area, grocery, clinic. Has new cherry laminate flooring in large living room. Double attached garage. Large lot. Call Pat to see 731 504 1100. #138992-406 Carroll-Kenton-Nice Doublewide near downtown with adjacent lot available. 3BR,1.5BA. Call Pat at 504 1100. #139286-172 High St.- Great starter home or investment property. 3BR 1 bath with one car garage,vinyl siding close to schools. Great price. Call Shirley @ 445-7809. #139218-267 A St. - Great 3 BR 1 bath brick home,large lot, hardwood floors. Good investment or first time home buyer. Call Shirley @ 731-445-7809.

COMMERCIAL/LAND •Diamond Oaks Golf Course Many Choice Lots Available! Many different views and various terrain back up the the golf course or a lake view. Call Mike at 855-9922. •Dyer Station Subdivision- 7 lots to choose from. Call Jerry for information 420-1080. GIBSON COUNTY LAKE LOTS- Build your dream home on the lake. Our pick your plan and we’ll build it for you. #130059-58 Lakeview Drive-WATERFRONT LOT. SO QUIET AND PEACEFUL! Just about the best spot on Gibson County Lake. Call Jerry @ 420-1080

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Courtsquare Arts to host a reception for two local artist Courtsquare Arts and Antiques is proud to be hosting a reception and art display for two artists well known in the area: Diane Shaw and Pat Riley. The reception is from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, May 22,. 103 South Courtsquare in Trenton. We cordially invite everyone to stop by and see the wonderful works of art created by Diane and Pat. Diane Shaw is an Associate Professor in the Visual and TheatreArts Department at the University of TN at Martin, teaching two-dimensional courses including Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media and Printmaking. She also

teaches some Art Education and Art Appreciation courses. She has two children, Tori and Stuart Shaw, and currently resides in Martin. Her personal work is executed in acrylic, mostly on paper. Subject matter is mainly that of landscapes interpreted with loose, expressionistic, and very colorful swipes of color. Ms. Shaw has shown her work in exhibitions both locally and nationally. It has also been exhibited in many juried shows online. Pat Riley became interested in photography in 1982 when he purchased his first “real” camera. It was a Nikon

LS (SLR) and he began to take a lot of pictures. He attended many workshops on photography to sharpen his skills that were hosted by the staff photographers of the The Commercial Appeal. “I really enjoy the freedom of creativity that photography offers. The digital age has even opened up many other possibilities. I would like to invite everyone to Court Square Arts and Antiques on Saturday, May 22 to a show that will exhibit some of my work.” said Riley. Pat is the manager of Gibson Co. Utility District, and lives in Trenton with his wife, Julie. Both artists will have

Sears and Kmart to help provide TN flood victims with rebuild and relief efforts As a long-time member of the Tennessee community, Sears and Kmart understand the devastation that residents are experiencing due to the recent floods and want to help not only rebuild their homes, but help rebuild their lives. For this reason, Sears and Kmart are proud to support emergency relief efforts statewide through the collection of donations and special offers. Sears and Kmart will focus their donation efforts with Rebuilding Together to help rebuild homes of Tennessee families affected by the recent floods. Plus, as part of their commitment to getting customers back on their feet, on Sunday, May 16, Sears stores are offering residents: Zero percent financing for twelve months on purchases $99 or more when customers use their Sears credit card. Please see an associate for terms and conditions. Family and Friends discounts from 6 to 9 p.m. Offers include: extra 20 percent off clothing; extra 15% off shoes and home fashions; extra 10 percent off

almost everything including appliances, sporting goods, electronics, luggage and more; and an extra five percent off lawn and garden. Donations are being accepted at all Tennessee Sears

and Kmart stores for the flood relief effort and Family and Friends offers are available at Sears stores located in: Nashville, Antioch, Franklin, Goodlettsville, Murfreesboro and Clarksville.

What is a survivor? BY CHASITY LANGSTON Survivors are the reason we Relay. A survivor is anyone who has ever heard the words “You have cancer.” We invite all cancer survivors in the community to attend Relay For Life. Our goal is to create a world where more people survive cancer, so they can celebrate another birthday. This year more than 11 million people will be able to do that thanks to the support of millions of dedicated Relay participants. Survivors are the guests of honor at Relay. Relay For Life offers survivors special T-shirts and recognition. Relay opens with the Survivors Lap where survivors lead the way around the track while being honored and applauded by all participants. Being a part

of the Survivors Lap allows survivors to celebrate what they’ve overcome while inspiring and motivating their community to fight. Survivors are proof that cancer can be defeated. Relay For Life is also a great way for people to meet other survivors in their own community. In many communities, survivors form their own teams, join the Relay committee, or volunteer in other ways. If you are a Survivor and would like to participate in this year’s Relay For Life on June 25, 2010, please contact William Gentry McFarland, Jennifer Anglin, Marilyn Howe, or Pam Grady or come by Toot-N-Tell It Monday May 24, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. for the North Gibson Relay For Life meeting.

many of their artistic works available for sale, and will be on hand to discuss their work with you. So, make it a point to come by, enjoy the refreshments, enjoy the gallery and just say hello! and join in the fun. Courtsquare Arts and Antiques is a non-profit with

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AMENDED NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’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 Register’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 “note”) 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 Webb’s southwest corner; runs thence with Webb’s south boundary east 82.5 feet to a point at Webb’s southeast corner and in Mary McDaniel’s west boundary; runs thence with McDaniel’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 Register’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 “parties interested” 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

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GCHS outstanding musician

FINCH SIGNS WITH ARKANSAS STATE - Gibson County High School senior Adonias Finch signed a scholarship agreement with Arkansas State University last week. On hand to witness the signing were (front row) Tandra Jennings-friend, Felicia Taylor-sister, Adonis Finch, Stacy Finch-sister, D.J. Finch-nephew, (back) Dr. Timothy Taylor-Arkansas State Band Director, Dr. Chris Wilson-Professor of trumpet, Leah Jean Rollins-elementary/junior high school band director, Calyn Evans-GCHS assistant band director, Eric Waldon-GCHS assistant band director and Jeremy Tate GCHS band director. (photo by William G. McFarland)

GCHS FFA SERVICE PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; GCHS FFA members and greenhouse students donated plants from the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greenhouse to help beautify Dyer. The students want to help the community and show their thanks because the city helps with so much at GC. They began with this project as a community event and hope it is the first of many. Students participating in the project are (from left) Amanda Greer, Emily Oliver, Cody Halford, Emilee Wright and Amanda Fender. The potted flowers were placed in downtown Dyer and at city hall. (photo by William G. McFarland)

MORE FLASH FLOODS - The street in front of 184 West College collapsed and washed away during the flooding Sunday night. Gibson County Fire Chief Carmon Lannom said the weather service reported that Dyer and Rutherford got over five inches of rain between 7.45 pm and 8.45 p.m. Dyer Fireman Cory Kesterson caught a small fish by hand as it was swimming in the road on Old Dyer Yorkville Road.. It is assumed this fish was looking for higher ground or a life jacket due to all the flooding. Kesterson did let the fish go. (photos by Lori Cathey)

from page 1 I would really have a good program.â&#x20AC;? Eddie Pruett, GCHS principal, stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adonis is probably one of the most respectful kids I know at GCHS. Everything he does, he gives it his all.â&#x20AC;? Jim Hughes, GCHS assistant principal, commented in opening remarks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adonis is a great student who has great values and great morals. He always has a big hello when I see him. Adonis is a great student of great character. I could talk about him for a long time and I have known him only for almost a year.â&#x20AC;? Adonis is excited about his future at ASU and he feels he is blessed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At ASU, I hope to accomplish my dream of becoming a music educator,â&#x20AC;? he commented after the signing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I plan to receive a Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or Music Education Degree by the year 2015. Then I plan to go to Julliard School of Arts to receive a Doctorate Degree in Music Conducting.â&#x20AC;? In addition to his accomplishment at a musician, Adonis is a talented vocalist and actor. Playing, acting, and

singing just come naturally to him. Four of his life time goals are: recording a gospel album just for fun, becoming a director of a band at a college, directing or playing in a professional orchestra, and composing orchestra music. Adonis gives â&#x20AC;&#x153;his Lord and Savior Jesus Christâ&#x20AC;? credit as being his greatest influence. The Adonis story is a success storyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a story most students his age donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to experience. His mother died unexpectedly in 2004. At that time Adonis, his mother, his sister Stacy, and Stacyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two children lived together. Of course, the family was devastated. A new life suddenly began for them. Stacy, a single mom, was faced with the responsibility of Adonis. There was quite a bit of age difference between the two. Stacy stepped up and began a new life with Adonis and her children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adonis is a joy,â&#x20AC;? she states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is a very respectful young man. He does everything I ask him to do. He always seems to find something positive in any situation he faces. He always strives to do the best. His motto â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;let go and let Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has helped me with

lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s struggles. Adonis took his grief and used it as a motivation to be the best trumpet player he could be. He has won numerous awards. I love him very much and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so proud of him. My mom has not been able to be here physically but I know that she has been with him spiritually every step of the way. I can only imagine how proud she is of her son.â&#x20AC;? His sister Felicia is equally proud of Adonis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thank God for giving him the wisdom and knowledge to always to the right thing. Adonis, you are a great young man. I love you very much,â&#x20AC;? Felicia commented after the signing. Great days are ahead for Adonis. Friday will be his last day as a student at GCHS. The old life will end; the new will begin. As he prepares to leave he states, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am a Gibson County High School Marching Pioneer. Being a part of this organization has taught me respect, determination, and how to be a leader. Not being able to march/play with this band hurts me with all my heart, but this band was nothing but my encouragement to a promising beginning.â&#x20AC;?

MEDIC STATION 4 FLOODS - Medic Station #4 on Industrial Drive in Dyer flooded with over two feet of water inside the building Sunday night. It took less than 15 minutes of heavy rain to flood the building. Donnie Cox, Bryan Cathey and Tony Keylon remove some of the contents to dry ground. More than 5 inches of rain fell in one hour over Dyer and Rutherford. This is the second time the station has flooded in less than a year and a half. (photo by Lori Cathey)

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