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CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX FLOODS - Rising water from the north fork of the Forked Deer River gushes into the Gibson County Correctional Complex as rain in excess of 12 inches fell on the Trenton area over the weekend. Some inmates had to be moved to higher holding cells, and flooding hindered food preparation Sunday. (photo courtesy of The Gazette)

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Area flooded by heavy rain, broken levees

BY MICHAEL ENOCHS Dyer Middle School boy’s basketball coach Justin Lowery has been chosen to take command of the Gibson County High School Pioneer basketball program for next season. He will continue to build on the improvements instituted by Coach Michael Hart who has taken the coaching position for the girl’s team. Lowery is a native of Bradford where he played basketball while attending the Bradford schools. He played college basketball at Jackson State where he received his degree before becoming the coach for four years at Dyer Middle School. In Lowery’s first year as see page 2

BY APRIL G. JACKSON THE HUMBOLDT CHRONICLE Along with rescuing flood-stranded citizens across Gibson County, officials were also struggling to save the county jail over the weekend. The Gibson County Correctional Complex and its 148 prisoners were among those in danger as the waters rose in tributaries and rivers around Trenton Saturday. All prisoners were moved from the new complex to the nearby old jail in a 30-minute time span, said Sheriff Chuck Arnold. Although every available man was called in, the department was short staffed during the ordeal, With flooded roadways countywide, not everyone could get to work. “We moved 148 inmates and nobody gave us any trouble,” the sheriff noted. About 6 p.m. Saturday, the nearby North Forked Deer River just down N. College Street from the complex had rolled out of its channel and was flooding to the north. For a time, the water level was constant around the jail. Arnold says a levee must have broke somewhere near the Hwy. 45 Bypass as the waters began rising there. Workers at the jail heard a ‘boom’ and then the sound of rushing water. A levee east of the jail had apparently been compromised or breeched. While the sheriff had sandbags, his emergency plan called for sand from the Highway Dept. who didn’t have any. The call went out and Gibson

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Electric Membership responded with their sand pile. The Dyer Fire Department mobilized and filled 250 bags at City Lumber there. An oversized Army truck was brought in and made four trips from Dyer to the jail. “All you can say is thank you. If not for the help, we’d have three feet of water in the jail. It was right at the front door,” the sheriff said. He lauded the staff that was present, the Dyer firefighters, the prisoners who were moved and those inmates who help with the sandbags. “The heroic efforts of the Dyer Fire Department saved us from absolute desolation,” Arnold said. Of major importance was keeping the electrical room secure. Without it, the 68,000 square feet complex would be in the dark. “What finally got us was the drains backing up in the kitchen and administrative area,” Arnold said. But Sunday a deputy and inmates were given the project and by Sunday night, the place had been disinfected twice and was back in working order. Rescue operations in the county Over the weekend as the sheriff was working to secure the jail and his inmates, Captain Roger Gray was in charge of rescue operations in the floodravaged county. Sheriff’s department personnel, Gibson County Emergency Management personnel and area rescue squads were bombarded with emergency calls for help. see page 14


BY CRYSTAL BURNS After receiving calls from concerned taxpayers, Robert Galloway, Director of Schools for the Gibson County Special School District, wants to reassure the public that the school board has guaranteed there will be no tax increase in the coming 2010-2011 fiscal year. In March, the board voted to send a Private Act to the state legislature seeking approval for a property tax increase for up to 40 cents. Rep. Curtis Halford and Sen. Lowe Finney sponsored the act. The House of Representatives approved the Private Act on April 22, and the Senate approved it on April 29. Galloway explained that the school district issued the Private Act in order to apply for a grant for stimulus money that funds construction. The grant application stipulates that

MISS GCHS AND COURT – The Gibson County High School sophomore class sponsored the 2010 Miss GCHS pageant last Saturday night. Crowned queen was Taylor Hassell, a sophomore from Yorkville. Members of her court are (from left) first maid Jessica Hamed, (queen Taylor), second maid Arianna Valdivia, and third maid Ashley Marie Sanders. This was the first group of girls to compete in the new school auditorium. They will represent the school in various events throughout the next year. William G. McFarland acted as emcee. (photo by William G. McFarland)

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BY STEVE SHORT When Gibson Co. Commissioners meet May 10 the top agenda item will be a final vote to increase the wheel tax from its current $35 rate to $70. 17 votes, or a two-thirds majority are needed. Supporters say the wheel tax is a more fair tax burden than a property tax and that the county must generate more revenues. Opponents argue the county has 17 percent unemployment, residents pay enough taxes and the 100% increase will hurt people on fixed incomes. Commissioners passed the tax increase on a first reading March 8 with the minimum votes needed, 17-4. Four commissioners were absent for the vote. If the increase passes May 10, voters will have 30 days to petition against the wheel tax increase before it goes into effect probably in September. Ten percent of county voters in the 2006 governor’s election, or 1,627 people would have to sign a petition calling for a referendum. Mayor Joe Shepard said many nearby counties have wheel taxes in the $60-$80 range. Madison Co., however does not have a wheel tax. 43,964 people in the county buy license tags. The $35 increase will bring in about $1.5 million in revenues. On March 30 about 125 people at a Tea Party meeting in Milan voiced opposition to the wheel tax. David Nance, president of the Patriots group plans to speak May 10 against the tax. Other agenda items for the Co. Commission May 10: •Juvenile clerk axed – Commission will vote to ratify state Bill 3941 abolishing the office of clerk of juvenile see page 2

Commission holds budget workshop BY STEVE SHORT Schools gobble up most tax dollars in Gibson Co., leaders emphasized during a two-hour budget workshop Monday April 26 in Trenton. “Seventy percent of the taxes we collect are going to the school districts,” said Commissioner Valess Stults. Com. Robert “Butch” Shelton, Chairman of the Budget Committee, agreed, saying, “Two thirds of your tax goes to schools and not your county. That we have no control over.” The county also pays $100,000 yearly to retired teachers. About 17 members of the 25-member County Commission attended the session designed to convey information about county finances. Shelton and Lanita Van Dyke, Budget Director, presented financial figures. Shelton said the county expects a $700,000 shortfall see page 2







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Insight & Opinion One man’s flood is a little girl’s puddle

Clayburn Peeples reports: After church and Sunday school were called off Sunday morning, the girls and I repaired to the front porch swing to watch the weather unfold. The two older ones and I had just returned from what the girls considered to be high adventure, going downtown to see the several streets and highways that were under water from the torrential rains, rains indeed of almost Biblical proportion it seemed for a while, that had fallen in the area over the weekend. We got out of the car and walked to the water’s edge near the flooded county jail and viewed three partially submerged vehicles in the parking lot when it began sprinkling lightly, so by the time we got back home, the girls were “weather involved.” My wife was filling containers with clean water when we arrived. A friend had called to say there was a rumor the city would turn the water off later in the day due to a contamination problem, and although that didn’t seem likely, you never know. Better safe than sorry. She had, earlier in the morning, in spite of the generally overcast skies, seen a patch of blue in the sky, albeit small and fleeting, and this had given us hope that the rains had moved elsewhere. But alas, they had not. As the girls and I sat swinging on the porch the mist became a drizzle that accelerated

withing five minutes to a genuine rain gutter rattling downpour. From their command perch on the swing, the girls loved it. “There’ll be more puddles,” said four-year-old Margaret, her eyes gleaming. “And we’ll go out there and jump, jump, jump,” said Grace, her six-year-old sister, “in our little rain coats and our little rain boots.” “But we don’t have rain boots,” said Margaret with a mixture of puzzlement and distress. “Well, we’ll make them up,” replied Grace. “And march right into the puddles!” This girl, I thought to myself, should go into politics. Got no rain boots? No problem; just pretend you do. Faced with a flood? Again, no problem; call it a puddle and march right in. No problem. If only it worked that way for real people, but it doesn’t. Floods and flooding conditions are horrible, horrible affairs that bring despair and misery to just about everybody subjected to them. But to children whose houses are not under water or near the water line, they can be sources of absolute wonder. At least the small, slow rise floods most common around here can. I remember vividly how excited my friends and I would be when I was a lad and the creeks “got out.” Boy, what excitement! The very best of those floods of my boyhood was one that put the entire downtown

section of the community under water. Talk about thrilling. For a boy whose family lived a half-mile away from the flood waters, those floods were grand adventures, even better than the occasional business fire, another kind of tragedy whose import was totally lost on children whose families were not affected by it. Such, mercifully, is the mind of childhood. See the adventure and not the dark reality behind it. Thank goodness. There’ll be enough sorrows in each child’s future to teach them the realities of life as they grow older. There’ll be plenty of personal lessons to learn about how hard and unfair life is, and our children, like us, will learn them too soon as it is. I read an article recently about tragedies in Tennessee’s history, and my goodness, if I’d known as a boy what I know now I would have never slept at night. Start with floods. We’ve had some doozies here in Tennessee. Start with the 1927 and 1937 Mississippi River floods. How bad were they? Well, in 1927 the Mississippi got so high it broke out of its levee system in more than 140 places and flooded an area the size of New England. In May of that year the river was more than 60 miles wide just south of Memphis. Now that’s a flood. But the one in 1937 was even bigger. Tornadoes? Tennessee averages about six really

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Let the boys race excitedly on their bicycles to the building fire that’s filling the sky with smoke, and let the little girls jump in the rain puddles with glee, even as the levees are breaking, oblivious to the misery the sources of their pleasures have caused the larger world just beyond the boundaries of their consciousness. As I said, life will be there soon enough.

Commission to vote from page 1 court and establishing that the county clerk (in place of the juvenile court clerk) serves as clerk of juvenile court effective 12:01 a.m. September 1, 2010. •Wrecked cars – County received insurance payment of $930.90 for damages to a 2002 Sheriff Dept. car. A 2004 vehicle was damaged and the county received about $2,800 plus $478 for deductible. Insurance paid $5851.34 after a 1999 GMC Sierra pickup truck used by the EMS director and other personnel was totaled in an accident. •Chancery Court data processing – Cost of data processing equipment for the Humboldt Chancery Court is about $12,000. The TnCIS system is mandated by the state. •Spay-neuter program – Cost to create a spay-neuter program at the Animal Shelter is $3,000. People adopting

animals must pay a deposit and spay or neuter pets. •Fairgrounds repair – Repairs to the livestock barn at the fairgrounds will cost $21,000 with all but $500 paid from insurance funds. Snow collapsed a section of the barn. •Autopsy costs – County needs $14,000 over budget for autopsies which cost $1,400 each. •Victims’ assistance fees – Fees collected in a crime victims’ assistance program are $13,000 more than expected. Funds are donated to the center for abused children. •Unfunded mandates – County received letters from Gov. Bredesen and State Rep. Curtis Halford about the county’s opposition to state mandates not funded with state dollars. Bredesen said “significant reductions” were made in the state budget. “I am mindful of the pressures

on local governments,” he said. “You can be sure that my commitment to a business-like, commonsense approach to our state’s budget to get us through the problems affecting the entire nation and prepare Tennessee and its citizens for a more prosperous future remains unchanged.” Said Mr. Halford, “I will do all I can to see that such (unfunded local government mandates) are not enacted. I believe local government should be allowed to govern themselves without the interference of state government as long as their action does not harm all Tennesseans.” •County history - Ken White will recognize the site of the first Gibson Co. court. •Elections – Four members of the Equalization Board have terms expiring in May: Don McEwen, Thomas Davis, Mike Wallsmith, and Bobby Wilson.

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from page 1 and owes an additional $1 million that was moved from the Debt Service fund to cover expenses. Shelton had asked for an 8-cent property tax increase and a $25 wheel tax increase. Commissioners voted against the property tax hike but supported a $35 wheel tax hike. A final vote on the wheel tax comes May 10. Shelton said revenues may still be short. Some highlights of the two-hour finance meeting: •Cost of schools – Resident Bob Carter of Milan drew loud applause when he said, “All our money is going to the school house. We should streamline the school system for the county and get rid of this overhead.”We would be glad to give the county a little more money,” said Carter. “Tell me this isn’t a poor system with all the school districts and superintendents and students can’t read and write when they get out.” Com. Keith Steele said a 1994

study showed the county’s 5 school districts cost less than comparable consolidated districts. Property Assessor Gary Paschall said Gibson Co. spends $150 less per student than Dickson Co. •Employee salaries – Gibson Co. employs 259 people who earn about $5.5 million in total salaries, $21,103 per person annually. That does not include elected officials who are paid a total of about $1 million in state mandated salaries. 22% of the budget goes for employee benefits. •Health care costs – Highway Director Carl Stoppenhagen noted the cost of health care, citing a budget deficit of $75,000 in his department because of an employee with a heart condition. A single bill totaled $40,000. He said his payroll and number of employees was about the same now as four years ago though costs had tripled for oil and doubled for rock used

in roads. •Business woes - David Nance, CEO of Nance Tool and Stamping and president of a county Tea Party group said county government needs to make cuts like private business and industry. •Support for wheel tax – Com. Kenny Flowers said he surveyed voters in his 19th district near Dyer and 7 out of 10 supported a wheel tax increase. •Perfect storm - County Mayor Joe Shepard did not speak during the session but said afterwards, “We’ve always been right on the edge with our finances. We haven’t saved money. Now we’ve had the perfect storm. The economy went bad and we passed a budget we didn’t fund.” •Operating on a shoestring - Property Assessor Gary Paschall said Gibson Co. spends less on government services than ten counties with comparable populations. see page 13

Lowery named GC Pioneer from page 1 coach for the Dyer boy’s team, they won the TNT Championship, and almost won it again in the third year, losing a close game in overtime. During Lowery’s four years as coach he has won the Coach of the Year award for Gibson County, and also assisted Coach Hart with the GCHS boy’s basketball team two years ago. At 25 years old, Lowery is taking on a big challenge as the natural choice to replace Hart at GCHS. He is young and energetic, and very enthusiastic about the challenge. Lowery stated, “Coaching at Dyer Middle School for four years has given me the experience to take on the challenges of being the head coach for the boy’s basketball team at GCHS. Hart has done a great job of rebuilding the program. I plan to build on that

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further. This team has a very good chance of being very competitive this year. The transition will be easy because I am familiar with the team and the team is familiar with me. Seven of the team’s members presently I coached in middle school. I know what they can do and what they are capable of doing. It is a great relationship to build on and I am eager to step in and continue rebuilding the program.” In choosing a coaching career, Lowery named his college coach, Darren Hines, and his Bradford High School coach, Tim Allen, as his biggest influences and two of the people he admires the most. Jackson State Head Coach Darren Hines stated, in regards to Lowery’s becoming the head coach of boy’s basketball at GCHS, “Lowery is a good choice. He played on our team for

two years and then was one of my assistant coaches. He did a great job. He was only 20 or 21 at the time. Normally a coach wouldn’t trust someone that young to give a lot of responsibility to. I turned our whole weight-training program over to him. He did a great job. He knows the game. He showed a level of maturity beyond his years. More than once, I ended up taking advice from him and I knew I could trust him to do the job and do it well.” Lowery commented about the future of GCHS boy’s basketball, “This is one of the toughest districts in West Tennessee. The team has a great chance in the district and in the region. The guys are excited and so am I. We are energetic and are willing to devote the time to get it done. We are ready to hit the ground running, and that is what it takes to be a winner.”

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Dyer’s clean up, fix up week is May 10-14 BY MICHAEL ENOCHS In the April 26, regularly scheduled meeting of the Dyer City Council, Mayor

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Lochers beat cancer as a team BY WILLIAM G. MCFARLAND

“It oughta happen to me and not to you!” That what’s Bill Locher said to his wife Peggy Locher eight and a half years ago after Peggy’s diagnosis of breast cancer. His love for her and her love for him has been constant since their marriage in 1961. Up until the point of her diagnosis of their married lives, Peggy and Bill had lived the normal busy married life. The Lochers moved to Dyer in 1974 for Bill to work with Brown Shoe. Prior to moving to the Dyer area, they had lived in Charleston, MO, Caruthersville, MO, and Clinton, KY - working at Brown Shoe in each of these cities. Both had grown up in Southern Illinois. They meet after Bill returned from the U.S. Navy in 1957. A trip to see Mary Abbott at the Primary Care Center changed Bill and Peggy’ life. Peggy worked to keep her health in check. She went to Abbott for yearly check ups and mammograms. However, on this particular trip in 2000, Abbott was suspicious of a place in Peggy’s right breast. The radiologist who read the mammogram reported there was no significant change from the previous year and advised to keep getting yearly mammograms. By the next year, the cancer had invaded her body at that point. “Looking back I feel we should have pursued the matter further in 2000,” Peggy stated. How true! How true! We have ultimate trust in our doctors but sometimes an inward feeling pushes us on for that second opinion. “If you have suspicious feelings after your first test, go get another to calm your mind - get that second opinion. Possibly, that would have made a difference. Pursue ‘til satisfied,” Peggy continued. Peggy’s initial reaction to finding out she had this “unwanted” disease was

shock. No one in her family had ever had cancer. She dreaded the chemo treatments. But with Bill, her support group, and remembering that “all things work together for good to them that love God” (Romans 8:28), Peggy was ready for her journey to begin. Her surgery and treatments were intense. A lumpectomy was done August 20, 2001. Her mastectomy was done August 30, 2001. That was followed by chemo treatments every three weeks for six months, then by 40 radiation treatments. Then for five years Peggy took the chemo pills Taxoxifen and Aromasin (each for two and a half years). Such an intense commitment cancer patients have to endure. But Peggy endured and she is approaching nine years of being cancer free. Dr. Eugene Reese of the Jackson Clinic is her oncologist. She now sees him once a year for chest x-rays, examination, mammogram, and blood work. Her next appointment is June 15 and Peggy is expecting to hear Dr. Reese say, “Everything checks out fine. See you next year.” However, there is more to the Locher lives. In a preliminary yearly exam two plus years ago, Dr. John Shaw of the Jackson Clinic found Bill’s PSA to be elevated. After biopsies, Bill was hit with the “frightening” news that he had prostate cancer. Cat scans and bone scans were done. After 43 treatments done by Dr. Georgiou, Bill was declared cancer free. He, too, now goes for yearly check-ups. Bill and Peggy are truly a “team.” They work together. They attend New Hope Baptist Church together. They are a mother and a daddy to those older and to those younger in the community. It’s a shame that they both had to “team” together with this cancer. But with strength, their bonded “team” survived

and thankfully they are both cancer free. And as a team they feel that, “we all should support our community and the Relay for Life to help educate people about cancer. We should try to prevent it from happening to those we love and care about.” Peggy encourages ladies to get their mammograms and PAP smears while Bill encourages men to have their PSA checked yearly. “Don’t think just because no one in your family has had cancer, it won’t happen to you,” they both state. “I am a survivor; I am cancer free and hope and pray I will remain so,” Peggy states. “I am a survivor; I only have one life; sickness shortens it; live to the fullest, never have regrets,” Bill states. Bill and Peggy are survivors; they have had more than their share of sorrows. Their son Billy died

in 1992; Peggy suffered a serious leg injury after being struck by a car in 1998. Then they both have suffered cancer. However their “team” life together has been their strength. Bill retired from Brown Shoe after 37 years of employment but continues in his Bill’s Frame Shop business; Peggy retired from Farmers and Merchants Bank in Dyer after 18 and a half years of employment there. She commented, “I had a great support group while I was going through surgery, chemo, and radiation including my Bill, co-workers at the bank, and our church family. I was on many prayer lists and I received many cards during that time. Dyer is a very loving community.” When you think; yes, we should all team together and work like this dedicated husband and wife team has for so many.

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Park Water Tank repairs to Newbern Machine for $8,500. The board approved the measure. In other business brought before the board: • The purchase of 12 bulbs for $457.80 for the recreation park ball field was approved, and $567.37 for water leak repair parts for the park. • The city will advertise for an Animal Control Officer for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. • The city will also advertise for Janitorial Services for City Hall and Police Department for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. • The board passed on the first reading a City Litigation Tax, Ordinance 2010-180. • The council approved PO 5970 to NSI Solutions for $419.50 for a wastewater lab study. • A motion was made by Reed, seconded by Johnson to approve PO 5972 to American Development Corp for $668.75 for chemicals. The board approved the measure. • A motion was made by Reed, seconded by Johnson to pay Brad Russom Motor Co $1526 from TML Risk Management Pool plus the $500 deductible for repairs to the 1993 Fire Department Jeep. The board approved the measure. • Motion made by Bitsy Gilliland seconded by Cody Childress to pay the general accounts of $18,397 before adjourning. The motion was approved. The Finance Committee met May 3, and the Water and Sewer Committee met May 3, at 6:30 p.m.

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Thompson also appointed Ed Pratt and Steven Wallace to the Dyer Industrial Development Board for a six-year term expiring May 8, 2016. In department reports, Fire Chief Bob Moore announced to the city council that the Dyer Fire Department will be 100 years old in 2011. The Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary plans numerous activities during the fire department’s centennial year. Alderman Cody Childress made a motion that was seconded by Alderman Nathan Reed, to authorize Moore to apply for a FEMA Grant for an air filling station, masks, and some other items with a five percent matching funds of approximately $6000 and a $1000 application fee. The council approved the measure. Another motion was made by Reed and seconded by Alderman Roger Gray to approve PO 5983 to Area Wide Communications for $1,200 for a Fire Department Radio Repeater. The board approved the measure. Under public works it was reported that a city mower had a leaking seal and was being repaired, and the department will start having monthly safety meetings with water manager Randy Gregory and waste water manager William Caton. The board authorized Jason Griggs to purchase a microwave oven for the VFW and a $382 TV, a copier, printer, and scanner for the fire department. A motion was made by Alderman Robert Johnson and seconded by Gray to award the Industrial

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New Hope By Melissa Hill We had 30 present for the church wide breakfast with Brother Corey leading as guest speaker. We had 80 present for worship services. Cody Reynolds opened services with scripture from Gen. 1:27. We opened in song with “Stand Up For Jesus.� Our children’s sermon was from Hebrews 11, titles “God doesn’t have any grandchildren.� Brother Corey stated that “Faith is a Personal Thing.� We had 37 present for evening services. National Day of Prayer is May 6th we will be having a prayer ministry meeting the evening beginning at 7 p.m. Brother Corey and his

family are going to try for another church fellowship this Saturday May 8 at 5 p.m. We will be having a bridal tea for Katana Beard Dunning May 16th from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. VBS is July 19th – 23rd start planning for this special week with our community children. Some prayer concerns to mention are: Steve Meeks, Earlene Meeks, Josh McCoy, Linda Hartsfield, flood victims, the Johnstone family and the Dycus family. Remember our communities during this time of devastation. Have a safe and blessed week.

Rutherford News By Donna Barner Arland and Frances Emerson and George and Judy Horner recently visited Kevin and Amanda Horner and the girls, Megan, Reagan and Morgan in Fairfax, VA. There was a birthday celebration for Frances and her great granddaughter, Megan who share the same birthday, April 17. While visiting they toured the museum of American History and saw

Golden Agers Brother John Fields called the meeting to order on April 28 with 21 present. He also had prayer and blessed the bountiful feast spread before us. After our food and fellowship, prayer concerns were voiced for Mr. John M. McCollum and wife Shirley, Mrs. Pearlie Baker, Martha Stephenson, Stan Shaw, Jamie Stephenson, Junior McEwen, Cheryl McCormick, little Lucas Clark, Mrs. Reynolds, Kenny Peevyhouse, Jimmy Johnstone’s family, Tyree and Katie White with prayers by Kenneth McEwen. With no birthdays nor anniversaries the group joined in singing, “Heaven

the Washington monument in Washington, DC. Also toured the National Riffle Association Museum in Fairfax and an airplane museum in Sterling, VA. They had a cookout at a park and shopped at historical Leesburg, VA. A great time was had by all and we all made many lasting memories. Kevin, Amanda and the girls are doing good and enjoy living in Fairfax.

By Virginia Burgess Came Down� and “Whiter Than Snow� followed by a beautiful special by Kenneth McEwen accompanied by Ann Thompson on the piano. Kenneth, we are so grateful you have invited with us. Brother DeWayne Goodgine led the devotional taking his text from Luke, chapter 21 and what captured Jesus’ attention when the widow gave 2 copper coins. She gave willingly and sacrificially from her meagerness. Where are you storing your treasures? There was a discussion and planning for the May 5th 90 plus luncheons. Brother DeWayne dismissed with prayer.

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North Union Our thoughts and prayers go to all those who have suffered because of the excessive rainfall. Sally Baird and Sandy Whitley brought a great children’s sermon. Sally read from Ephesians about putting on the whole armour of God that we may be able to withstand the evil day. Sandy brought in the bicycle donated by Gene and Margo Norman to raise money for the youth’s mission trip to Eldon, Iowa to do a Bible school and a revival July 7 12. Sandy put on the helmet and all the safety devices as Sally told of the Christian Army needed as we are in a warfare today. We can use bible verses as our shield when we are questioned. Sally closed in prayer. Robert Joyce presented his letter of testimony and essay titled, “What My Faith Means To Me.� Such a talented young man, and we are so blessed to have him as a leader in our church. Bro. Don’s sermon was titled “Crossroads of Life�

The Grapevine All of West Tennessee and other states endured another weekend of stormy weather. Around Kenton and Rutherford we got more rain and floods than wind. Several people were evacuated from their homes on the eastern part of Kenton Sunday morning. Water got in some of the houses. We still thank and praise God for his goodness because it could have been a lot worse. We were blessed to be able to have service at St. Paul Sunday morning. Although it was disrupted because several of our members had to leave and get some of their belongings because they had to leave their homes. Pastor Pounds delivered the message. His topic was “Who Did Hinder You� found in Galatians 5:7 and other Scriptures. The mass choir provided the music. Special selection was “I’m Glad To Be IN Service One More Time� led by Ronald Banks and that certainly was a testimony of us all. We missed Sis Pounds who was ill, Minister Jasmin Williams who was stuck in Jackson and could not get out and Rev. Michelle Skinner who tried to come through

By Sarah Allen and his text was Matt. 7:14. We stand at the crossroads so many times as we must make decisions. Everything matters. There are no circumstances that are just a whatever. Why are we not more concerned about being on the narrow way? Christianity is not about getting by. In John 14 Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.� It is appointed unto man to die and then the judgement. Every decision you make has some choice. Will it be life or death? We need to think about what we are doing. Our life belongs to someone else. There is no easy way. Jesus did not take the easy way. It is not about the gold. It is about the goal. Eternal salvation when you die. We must not see things in the light of the world. We need to see things in the light of eternity. Amazing, we have a Savior who promises to save us. We are blessed.

By Sarah Skinner Brownville and Jackson and could not get through either way, had to turn around and go back home. We had several members from Beech Grove Rutherford to worship with us. Their Pastor, Re. Arthur Hannah has moved to medina and he was flooded in. They did not have service. Probably could not have made it to church and if they had the roads might would have been closed and wouldn’t have been able to get back home. County Line Lodge #68 and Naomi Chapter #265 OES held their Annual Scholarship Banquet Saturday night at Youth Center in Kenton. We had several to brave the stormy weather and attend, including Bruce and Virginia Davidson, several from Greenfield, Martin, and Rutherford. Others tried to come but due to roads being blocked could not get there. Some of our program participants could not get there. But we had a wonderful meal, fellowship and program. We would like to thank everyone who attended and helped us in any way. Hope everyone has a blessed week.

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Kenton News Historic water levels, mandatory evacuations, impure water supplies, devastating losses of property, lives forever changed, personal trauma, breached levees, warnings, and watches....all become part of area-wide citizens’ lives and vocabularies last week at the hand of Mother Nature. Last weekend, our fair city and surrounding cities and counties were at the mercy of Mother Nature as she quickly dumped inches upon inches of rain upon us causing widespread flash flooding and devastation. Police forces, Rescue Squads, Emergency Medical Services as well as private citizens worked diligently coming to the aid of endangered citizens, often using boats to transport flood victims to safety. Area Softball teams excitedly began their season last week. Molly Lamar was one of the many players participating with her teammates taking home a victory against their first opponent in Rutherford. On hand to watch as she played was her grandparents and aunt, Richard and Mary Sturgill and Brittney, of Newbern and Ronnie and Cindy Lamar of Kenton. Her parents and sister, Luke and Cynthia Lamar and Addyson were present to cheer her on as well. Congratulations to all the players and

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coaches on a successful start to the season. A resident of Dyer Nursing Home, Freda Lamar spent several days last week in the hospital in Trenton. Thanks to the care of the staff at Gibson General Hospital she was released on Sunday afternoon. The students of Kenton School were scheduled to perform their annual Musical Program showcasing their musical knowledge and skills last Sunday afternoon at the Kenton Gym. However, due to the flooding in Kenton and surrounding areas the much anticipated program was unable to go on as planned. Food for thought: Our lives day to day are unsure at best. We know not what it may bring. One day we are feasting, but another brings famine. Yet others bring sunshine or rain. The decision is not ours to choose which we get. It’s all up to One who’s in charge. He holds us all in the palm of His hand, and lets no problem we face be too large. Prayer list: All who are effected by the recent flood, David Stephenson, Carol Primrose, Elaine Davidson, Jesse Davidson, Paul Lee Williams, Elmer Williams, Sam Weatherly, Regina Miller, Lil Wardlow, Henry Herane, Eurby Sanders, Freda Lamar and Clint McLodge.

Bethpage By Joyce Brown What a crazy weather weekend we’ve just come through. Thought we were going to have to start on a boat for a while there. Obviously there is a lot of water damage, but as far as I know, there were no deaths or injuries and that is something to be thankful for. Bro. James and Natalie were unable to be with us at church Sunday as their road was blocked so he asked Bro Porter Mealer to fill in for him. We were glad to have he and Janice with us at Bethpage. Quiet music was “I Believe In A Hill Called Mount Calvary� and call to worship was “Jesus Something About That Name.� Jo and Janice played “Without Him� for the offertory. Bro. Mealer preached from 1 Peter 1:18-25. His title was “Redeemed By The Blood.� Jimmy Johnstone passed away Friday following an extended illness. Sympathy

is extended to his family and friends. There will be a baby shower honoring Tabitha Covington LeCornu on Saturday, May 8 from 10:30 to 12 at New Salem Baptist Church. All friends are invited to attend. Don’t forget the benefit motorcycle ride on Sunday afternoon, May 16 at Dyer First Baptist. Be looking for more details or call the church office. Congratulations go to Sarah Griggs for completing her nursing degree. Her pinning ceremony will be Friday, May 7th at First Christian Church in Dyersburg at 7:30 p.m. and Dyersburg State Graduation, Saturday, May 8th at Dyer County High School gym, Newbern at 2:00. Good advice from this week’s bulletin: “never let today’s burden erase yesterday’s blessing.� Think on that one and have a great week. May the sun shine brightly and your garden grow

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DYER STATION CELEBRATION CONSIGNMENT SALE - The Dyer Station Celebration planning committee is sponsoring a Consignment Sale Saturday, May 22 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 224 East College Street in Dyer. Displaying some of the items available for sale are 2010 Miss Dyer Station Celebration Hostess Princess Amye Sawyer (second from right) and court (from left) Emily Oliver-third maid, Madison McBride-first maid (Sawyer) and Lauren Tyree-second maid. Items will be marked halfprice from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Items will be taken in Friday, May 21 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Consigners and one guest will be able to participate in a presale on Friday night from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Consigners will receive 50-percent and Dyer Station Celebration will receive 50-percent of all sales. For a consigner number, rules or more information, please contact Janie Robinson at (731) 487-7124.

Lowrance Chapel By Jerry Bell Several of our members were not able to be at the services last Sunday due to the extreme flooding in our area. Some places in our county received up to 12 inches of rain. Some older members could not remember such flooding in a long time. We pray for those whose homes were flooded and the farmers who may have lost some of their crops. Our lesson for last Sunday was “God wants you to be happy.” Do you know that it pleases God when we are happy? Christians ought to be the

happiest people on the face of God’s earth. Are you happy today? There are so many people who are so unhappy, even miserable in the world. What is the cause of their condition of being unhappy? The Holy Scripture indicates that this happiness we seek is found only by properly ordering our lives in relation to Christ and His will. The Spiritual mind is a happy mind. Matthew chapter five is the great chapter on “Happiness.” I encourage you to read this to find how happiness can be obtained. Happiness cannot

Keely Mill “Jesus loves Me” was our opening hymn Sunday morning. Keith Hamlin opened us in a word of prayer before we dismissed to our Sunday school classes where Ms. Christy taught us our lesson What if you Falter? Exodus 32-34. The Lord graciously forgives those who, having faltered in their faith, repent and seek His forgiveness. Diane Hamlin closed our class in prayer. Our worship hour began with Christy Skelton playing the piano as Bro. Steve led us in the hymns “What a friend we have in Jesus” and “Trust and Obey.” We welcomed our visitors and were excited to see Ms. Frances Powell join us for the worship hour. We thank the Lord for all the visitors we enjoyed on Sunday. Rejoice in the Lord always. Bro. Steve blessed us with our special music “The Way that He loves.” Bro. Steve’s morning message was from Acts 20:18-24. “Standing up for our faith.” Bro. John Fields closed our worship hour in prayer as the hymn “Jesus is Calling” was sung. The hymn “Footprints of Jesus” opened our evening worship. Mr. Lynn McDonald opened

be found in the desires of the world. Solomon did not find it as we read in Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 His life was empty and useless as he finally realized near the end of his life. He had everything his heart could desire, but paid “It was all vanity.” True happiness can only be found in Christ Jesus. God wants you to be happy and he ha made it possible for you to be happy today. You can be by putting all your faith and trust in the only one who can, Jesus Christ. Turn to Jesus today and be truly blessed, by obedience to God and His word.

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us in a word of prayer. We all dismissed to our discipleship training classes where Bro. John Fields taught us our lesson Andrew brought others to Jesus. John 1:40-42. Andrew was a man who served the Lord by introducing others to Him. May we follow this worthy example and become the introducers Jesus calls us to be. Our worship hour began with Ms. Christy playing the piano as Bro. Steve and William McDonald led us in the hymn “Where We’ll never grow old.” Bro. Steve sang our special music “He Touched

Me” before bringing us our Sunday night message from 1 Peter 2:1-3. Spiritual diet. Keith Hamlin closed our services in prayer as several men joined him and prayer for Hannah. The hymn “The Nail Scarred Hand” closed services. Weekend visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Vandergriffe were Mr. and Mrs. Connie Powell, Andrea and Lucus. Our prayers go out to all the flood victims. We invite you to come praise and worship Jesus with us Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Dyer Church of Christ We had an attendance of 85 and 63 for Sunday school. The morning message was from the book of John 14:30-31, Obey in May. Being obedient to God is an act of Love as Jesus loved the father so should we. Being obedient toward our parents, family and friends is showing our love for them. The evening message came from the book of John 21:15-19. Jesus tells Peter three times to feed my Lambs, tend my sheep and feed my sheep. Peter denied Christ three times. Remember in Prayer: The family of Mike Dycus, Angela Halford, Jerry Martin, all of our shut-in and those in rehab for injuries. Announcements: Don’t miss the Graduation Dinner for Taylor Speer on May 16th

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Obituaries JAMES FERRIS “JIMMY” JOHNSTONE Mr. James Ferris “Jimmy” Johnstone, age 67, of Dyer passed away on April 30, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. Mr. Johnstone was the owner of Johnstone Refrigeration & Electric. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Johnstone; two sons Mark Johnstone and wife Valerie of Jackson, Scott Johnstone and wife Rhonda of Dyer; five grandchildren: Foster Johnstone, Mary Parker Johnstone, Wells Johnstone, Cody Johnstone, Nicole Johnstone; one sister Carolyn Ward and husband Dell of Hendersonville; and one brother Jeff Johnstone and wife Dana of Rutherford. He is preceded in death by his parents Foster Ferris “Snooty” Johnstone and Rebecca Blackburn Johnstone. Mr. Johnstone attended Dyer First Assembly of God Church and was a Gideon. Mr. Johnstone enjoyed flying as a hobby. Services were held Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Dyer First Assembly of God Church. Interment was held in Oakwood Cemetery of Dyer. Karnes and Son Funeral Home of Dyer were in charge of arrangements.

JAMES MICHAEL “MIKE” DYCUS Mr. James Michael Dycus, age 49 of Bradford passed away on April 29, 2010 at the Dyer Nursing Home. Mr. Dycus was an employee of Dyer Fruit Box of Dyer. He is survived by his mother, Louise Dycus; three sisters,Vickie White, Tracy Speer, Kathy McCurdy; one brother David Dycus; two children Chelsea Dycus, Jonathan Dycus; and one grandchild Carson Dycus. Mr. Dycus attended the Church of Christ. Mr. Dycus is preceded in death by his father, James Edward Dycus. Funeral Services for Mr. Dycus were Sunday, May 2, 2010, in the Chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Poplar Grove Cemetery near Dyer.

Cards of Thanks Dear friends, Words can not express my appreciation for every act of kindness shown to me during my surgery and recovery. Thanks to my nephew and nieces for staying around the clock while I was in the hospital. Thanks to each one that worked in my yard to keep it looking so nice, for each card, phone calls and especially your prayers. In Christian love, Ruble Deen I want to send a special thanks to everyone for there kindness shown during Jimmy’s illness and death. For all the cards, flowers, food and prayers. A special thanks to the First Responders and Police Dept. of Dyer for all there help during Jimmy’s illness and death. A very special thanks to Jeff and Mandy, our neighbors for all their kindness, help and support during Jimmy’s long illness. Brother Bowe, a special thanks to you for all your help and prayers. Also Shelton Funeral Home of Trenton for a beautiful service and all their help and support. Mrs. Genva Ward

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PEARLIE TAYLOR DODSON BAKER Pearlie Taylor Dodson Baker, 96, went to be with her Lord on April 29, 2010, at the Gibson General Hospital after suffering a heart attack. Mrs. Baker was born July 12, 1913. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dyer for over 60 years and was very active until ill health prevented her from attending. She retired from Brown Shoe Company after 27 years. After retirement she devoted her life to her family and shared as much time with them as possible. Rev. Jerry Legg was in charge of services in the Chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral Home in Dyer. Burial was held at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery between Milan and Trenton. Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by husbands, Edward Matt Dodson and James Sydney Baker. Also preceding her was her son, David Taylor Dodson, and several sisters and brothers. Surviving are: daughter, Veneeta Dodson King and her husband, Walter Wayne King; grandchildren: Roger Wayne King and wife, Pauline, of New Albany, Indiana; Michael Edward King and wife, Noophad, of Thailand, and Pamela Leigh Eling and husband, Stefan, of Annapolis, MD. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren: Brian King and wife, Teresa, of Huntsville, AL., Taylor Ann Eling, and Matthew Stefan Eling of Annapolis, MD. Other survivors are a brother, Jack Taylor (June) of Jackson; two sisters, Nellie Hailey of Pensacola, FL., and Ava (Louis) Philippus of Spring Hill, FL. Also several nieces and nephews.

CAROLYN ANN HALFORD Mrs. Carolyn Ann Halford, 79, of Murray, Ky., died Friday, April 30, 2010, at 11:25 p.m. at the Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Ky. She was a retired Multiple Listing Service Secretary for the Murray Board of Realtors for 10+ years. She was also a member of the Memorial Baptist Church and the Winsome Sunday School class. She was a graduate of Memphis State University with a B.S. Degree, was a charter member of Murray Quilt Lover’s and American Quilters Society. She was born May 29, 1930 in Dyer, Tn. She was survived by her husband, William ‘Bill’ Halford of Murray, Ky., they married May 17, 1953 in Dyer, Tn., daughter, Kathy Thweatt (Joe Wayne) of Murray, Ky., son, Bill Halford (Cindy) of Benton, Ky., four grandchildren, Megan Thweatt of Brownsville, Tn., Robin Thweatt of Murray, Ky., Matt Halford of Benton, Ky., and Cara O’Daniel of Benton, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Howard and Flossie M. Webb Thompson, and a brother, Charles Thompson. Funeral service were held Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. Dr. Jim Simmons and Bro. Martin Severns officiated, and burial was in the Murray Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may go to; Memorial Baptist Church Missions Fund, 906 Main St. Murray, Ky., 42071 or Humane Society of Calloway Co. 607 Poplar St. Murray, Ky. 42071 J.H. Churchill Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements!

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Well it was another rainy weekend to say the least. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families that were affected by the flooding. We had a beautiful special sang by Johnny Cavender. Bro. Darryl’s message was entitled “I was almost home.” Scripture taken from James 4:14 and Matt. 7:16-20. We as Christians sometimes don’t realize how close we are at any given moment to going home. Our lives on this earth are only a mist that appears for a little

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WOW RUTHERFORD LODGE MEETING Woodman of the World Rutherford Lodge meeting Tuesday May11, at 6 p.m. Barbecue provided, add a dish. All Woodmen members are encouraged to attend. FIRST EVER GC IDOL Gibson County High School will have their first ever “GC Idol” sponsored by the vocal music department. Try outs were held May 3rd, The top 12 most talented GCHS students will compete on Saturday night May 8th at 7 p.m. in the GCHS Theater. The top 3 will be chosen and will win cash prizes. “This event is open to the public and admission is $5. The proceeds will be spent on new wireless mics. Fort he choir. Thank you for your support.

GCSSD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING The Gibson County Special School District Board of Trustees will have the regular meeting on Thursday, May 13 in the Gibson County High School Library at 6:30 p.m. MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES The annual Memorial Day Services at Walnut Grove Cemetery, west of Trenton of Highway 1054, is set for Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. The host this year will be Dorris Chapel Church of Christ. We would like to invite all the community and surrounding churches to join us during this time of remembrance. RUTHERFORD BASEBALL/SOFTBALL BALL DAY Saturday, May 8th is the annual Rutherford Baseball/ Softball Ball day. Come out and support Rutherford Baseball and your kids. The day is going to be full of events and activities that the whole family will enjoy. Not to mention, good food from the concessions stand. Opening ceremonies are at 10 a.m. the events are 11-12 Little league tournament - 8:30 - ?, Tee ball game 10:30 to 11:30, 8 under softball 10:30 to 11:30, 10 under softball 11:30 to 1, 12 under softball 1 to 2:30. Activities: Test your pitching speed and accuracy. THE GIBSON COUNTY GOP MEETING

The Gibson County GOP members will meet Monday, May 10th at 6 p.m. at Medina Restaurant for their monthly meeting. All members are urged to attend. ANITOCH CHURCH MEMORIAL SERVICES Memorial services will be held at Antioch Methodist Church Bradford, Sunday, May 16. Add a dish dinner at 12:30 and program at 1:30 with speaker Scott Fields and singing. We will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Antioch Cemetery. Donation for the upkeep of Antioch Cemetery Bradford may be sent to Melinda Toombs at 53 Antioch Rd. Bradford, TN 38316. BOSTON BUTT SALE The Carl Perkins Volunteer Advisory Board is sponsoring a Boston Butt Sale to benefit The Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Reserve one today by calling 855-4884 or call any board member for tickets and information. Pick up date is Saturday, May 22nd from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fred’s parking lot, 45 Bypass in Trenton. NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Please come join us for the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 6th at 7 P.M. at the Yorkville Community Center, IN Yorkville, TN. As we look at the landscape of American in 2010, there is little doubt that our country needs our prayers; Prayers of forgiveness, prayers of hope and prayers of renewed commitment. 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” RELAY FOR LIFE YARD SALE Huge Relay for Life Yard Sale and Bake Sale Saturday, May 8 beginning at 7 a.m. at Rutherford First Baptist Church. All proceeds to benefit Relay for Life. Come support this worthy cause.

UNITY MINISTRIES TO MEET Rutherford Area Unity Ministries will meet Monday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Rutherford. All members encouraged to attend. STROKE AWARENESS PROGRAM FOR MAC MEMBERS The 3 MAC chapters in Gibson County (Trenton, Humboldt, and Milan) are having a Stroke Awareness event at Humboldt General Hospital on Monday, May 10. All MAC members are invited to attend, and bring a guest. The program will feature David Adams, RN, a stroke survivor. Melissa Walls will share information on West Tennessee Healthcare’s StrokeAware program. There will be free screening for leg circulation by Medical Center Medical Products and Physical Therapy information from Felicia Ingram, PT at Gibson General Hospital Sports Plus Rehab. To register call Christine McKinney at 686-5136 or Carol Weems at 855-7929. Screenings begin at 9 a.m with program at 10 a.m.

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Sports & Education Pioneers baseball team is moving on up BY LORI CATHEY The Gibson Co Pioneers 1010 started the week at home against Martin Westview. In the bottom of the second inning Johnny Deinhart led off with a walk, stole second and scored on a Nick Brasher RBI double giving GC a 1-0 lead. In the next inning Trey Tate and Daniel Clifft both singled. Tate scored on an error on the catcher and Clifft scored on a RBI single by Deinhart making it 3-0. GC added 3 more runs in the fifth when Tate started the inning off with a single and scored on a Daniel Clifft RBI triple. Clifft scored on a RBI single by Taylor Landrum. Landrum then stole second and third and scored on a wild pitch making it 6-0. Westview scored there only run in the top of the sixth making it 6-1. GC added 4 more runs in the bottom of the sixth making it 101. Pioneers starting pitcher Trey Tate pitched a great game for his third win of the year. Tate only gave up 4 hits in 7 innings while striking out 12 Westview hitters including 4 strikeouts in one inning. Tate finished the regular season with a team leading 37 strikeouts in 37 innings. GC hot hitters were Trey Tate 2-3 with a walk and 3 runs scored, Daniel Clifft 23 with a walk, 2 stolen bases, 2 runs scored and a RBI, Johnny Deinhart 2-2 with 2 walks, 2 stolen bases, and 2 RBIs. In the second game of the week Gibson Co 11-10 went to Martin. Trey Tate got the Pioneers started with a one out walk. Tate then stole second and scored on a RBI by Taylor Landrum. Westview came back to score 2 runs in the bottom of the first making it 2-1 after one. GC tied the score in the second when Clint Macon lead off with a walk

and later scored on a passed ball. The score stayed tied till the bottom of the forth when Martin sent 11 men to the plate and scored 6 runs making it 8-2. In the top of the fifth Chad McMackin got a one out walk followed by a single and stolen base by Tate. McMackin scored on a RBI double by Daniel Clifft and Tate scored on a RBI by Taylor Landrum making it 84. Westview did not score in the bottom of the inning. GC scored again in the sixth when Jeremy Butler got a one out double and scored on a Caleb Carey RBI single. Martin came back and scored 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth making it 11-5. In the seventh inning Johnny Deinhart started it off with his team leading 3rd home run of the year. Then with one out Nick Brasher and Butler walked. With two outs McMackin got a RBI single scoring Brasher. Tate then followed with a RBI single scoring Butler making it 11-8. It would end with Martin winning 11-8. Pioneers hot hitters were Johnny Deinhart 2-3 with a double, home run, and RBI, Trey Tate 2-3 with 2 walks, 2 stolen bases, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBIs, and Daniel Clifft 2-4 with a double and a RBI. Dresden brought their 13 wins to Dyer to take on the 11-11 Pioneers. Dresden scored in the top of the first when lead off hitter Josh Bone singled, stole second and scored on a RBI by Beaty. After the lead off single by Bone Pioneers starting pitcher Caleb Carey retired the next 14 Dresden batters in a row and 18 out of 19 batters. The score stayed 1-0 till the bottom of the third when Dylan Sisco and Taylor Landrum lead off the inning with singles. With two outs

Trey Tate lined a single to center driving in Sisco and Landrum giving Gibson Co. a 2-1 lead. GC added another run in the bottom forth when Johnny Deinhart led off the inning with a walk. Deinhart then stole second, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a Sisco RBI triple. Dresden scored one in the top of the sixth after a two out single, a error, and another single made it 3-2. GC added one more run when Deinhart lead off the inning by getting hit by the pitch, stole second and went to third and latter scored on a wild pitch making it 4-2. Pioneers starting pitcher Caleb Carey pitched a masterpiece for the win. Carey pitched 7 innings and only gave up 3 hits while striking out 5. Gibson Co. hot hitters were Dylan Sisco 2-2 with a triple, a walk, a run scored and a RBI and Trey Tate 1-3 with 2 RBIs. The Gibson Co. Pioneers finished the regular season with 12 wins 11 loses and 1 tie. Daniel Clifft lead the Pioneers in hits 32,doubles 10,RBIs 19, tied for the team lead in triples, and was second in runs 22 and stolen bases 15. Tate led GC in runs 27,and tied for the lead with 16 stolen bases. Tate was also second on the team with 29 hits and 10 walks. Deinhart lead GC with 3 home runs, tied for the lead in stolen bases with 16, and was second with 17 RBIs. Landrum lead GC in walks 13 and tied for the lead in stolen bases with 16. He was second on the team in doubles 4. Blake Simpson led GC with 4 wins. Trey Tate led the Pioneers pitchers with 37 innings pitched, 37 strike outs and tied for first in saves. Tate was second in wins with 3.

LINE DRIVE HIT - Pioneer Senior #12 Trey Tate hits a line drive single for 1 of his 2 hits against Martin Westview Monday. Tate was the winning pitcher in the 10-1 Gibson Co. wins. Tate pitched 7 innings giving up only 4 hits while striking out 12 Westview hitters. Tate led the Pioneers in 3 pitching categories and was in the top 2 in 6 categories on offense this year. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

CAUGHT IN A RUNDOWN - Gibson Co. leadoff hitter #2 Chad McMackin gets caught in a run down in GCs win against Westview. McMackin was tagged out at home. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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MASTERFUL GAME PITCHED - Pioneers senior starting pitcher #8 Caleb Carey delivers a pitch as Dresden’s Josh Bone steals second while #9 Daniel Clifft looks on. Carey gave up a leadoff single then retired the next 14 hitters in a row and 18 out of the next 19 hitters. Carey pitched a masterful game striking out 5 while giving up only 3 hits in 7 innings for the 4-2 win against Dresden. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

Students help in community service project Members of Mr. Charles Nolan’s Carpentry I class at Gibson County High School were involved in helping modify and install a temporary ramp for an individual in Dyer.

TN-KY AgrAbility Project Program Manager Joetta T. White asked Mr. Nolan for help with the project. Just so happened at the time of asking, Mr. Nolan had a friend give him a metal ramp

to use when needed. Under the supervision of Mr. Nolan, the students had to make some minor adjustments and were able to install the ramp February 11. TN-KY AgrAbility is a project with USDA; UT Extension and Easter Seals Tennessee. The staff works with agriculture producers who have a disability. For more information on the project, please call 8557637 or 866-248-1787.

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SPEED COUNTS - Right fielder #7 senior Damien Gibson uses his speed to make a great running catch to save 2 runs in a Pioneer win. (Photo by Lori Cathey)

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Rutherford School Honor Roll Rutherford School students named to the fifth six weeks honor roll are: Ms. McVay’s 2nd grade: Amarion Allen, * Will Cantrell, Brady Fair, Terri Harris, * Jack Lowrance, Payton Reasons, Tamaz Taylor, * Carter Warren, * Matthew Watson, * Ethan Blakenship, * Cassidy Dyer, * Ashlyn Hall, Kabel Johnson, * Hayden McQuire, Laquisha Simpson, * Caleb Tosh and Lesley Watson. Ms. Davidson’s 3rd grade: Hunter Baier, Josh Clark, Lexie Garner, Brooke Hankins, Travis James, Lauren Kelly, Derek Record, * McKinley, * Anna Davidson, Josh Hariston, Kiara Harris, Hunter Johnson, Allahna Raybon, Darius Talib-Din. Ms. Hall 3rd Grade: Hannah Ball, Johnathan Carey, * Max Halford, *Thomas Lawrence, *Logan McBride, Jaci White, Jacob Workman, Garrison Wyrick, Natalie Blakenship, Braxton Ellis, Jaeda Hampton, Adison

Mathis, Kyle Robison, *K.J. White, *Caden Wylie. Ms. Denton’s 4th Grade: *Logan Alexander, *Toby Carey, Garrett Forrester, *Skyler Hoots, Brooklyn McCollum, * Joshua Pounds, Arianna White, * Madison Baird, * P.J. Faulkner, *Darcie Haliburton, Cody Jenkins, Aubrey Perkins, Josh Teddleton. Ms. Pickard’s 4th Grade: Alex Barber, Alex Gibson, Warren Langston, Michael Moran, Bailee Scobey, *Sawyer Wiese, Sam Blitchington, Triston Hall, *Destiny Miller, Lily Robison, * Jacob Whitworth. Ms. Judy’s 5th Grade: Devonte’ Harris, Carmen Young Ms. Brewer’s 5th Grade: Courtney Alexander, Novella Cowan, Hunter McCall, Connor Reeves, * Allie Smithson, Hunter Wilbanks, John Baker, Kristian King, * Sarah Phillips, *Rylee Smith, Riley Tate. Ms. Kelly Tucker’s Class:

Nick Harrison, Kayla Harrison, Kayla Kesterson, Bob Henry McKeand, Tevin Boddie, Tucker Matthews. 6th Grade: Maddie Abbott, *Jackson Cantrell, Jason Eddlemon, Summer Flowers, *Taylor Kelly, *Rebecca Lee, Cecily Morris, Clayton Warren, Nick Wylie, Austin Barber, Mason Chandler, Madison, Sydney Inman, Kelly Landrum, *Jared Mathis, Eva Olivares, Claire Whitworth. 7th Grade: Jenny Baker, *Keeley Davis, Emily Neil, Brayden Williams, Cassidy Cowan, Jeri McCall, *Kaitlynn O’Brien. 8th Grade: Brandon Adair, Mary Beth Chandler, Taylor Beth Fuqua, Cody Jones, *Jessamy Moore, Kaysie Ritter, *Shante’ Skinner, Daniel Swann, *Austin Brewer, Logan Cochan, Patrick Hill, Carter McMackin, Garner Perkins, Madison Scobey, Blake Spencer, Maggie Watson. * = All A’s

Dyer School Honor Roll Dyer School students named to the fifth six weeks honor roll are: Second grade-Brylee Bailey, Briana Bates, Weston Branson, Madison Carson, Ty Carson, Colton Churchwell, Skylar Clayton, Peyton Cole, Kimberly Cook, Will Cooper, Cameron Cox, Dalton Flesher, Madison Fussell, Ethan Goad, Cayden Gravette, Sunny Green, Kaitlyn Grogan, Kayley Hood, Alaina Hunt, Amy Lee, Sierra Lee, Cami Lindsey Oliver, Tucker McCoy, Matt Mingle, Madison Needham, Caleigh Patterson, Trinity Powell, Hannah Qualls, Chloe Sikes, Emma Siler, Carson Spencer, Kaci Sweatt, Brannon Taylor, Kestin Taylor, Tori Watkins, Trey Watson and Conner Williams; Third grade-Adam Atkins, Austin Atkins, Timia Bonds, Emily Bradberry, Ethen Carrell, Hunter Carson, Jon Cunningham, Katelyn Duck, Alaina Eddlemon, Savannah Fletcher, Lauren Flowers, Jessica Griffin, Mitchell Johnston, Alex Jones, Sam

McKinney, Bianca Mejia, Emily Moulder, Jordan Peevyhouse, Brieanna Powell, Savanna Ramsey, Ozzy Rico, Hannah Sollis, Julianna Turner and Thomas Walker; Fourth grade-Kennedy Arnold, Will Carson, Courtney Cole, Aubrie Croom, Madison Croom, McKayla Dennison, Garrett Doss, Cassie Horner, John Patrick Kinton, Sam Koonce, Caitlyn Mayberry, Camran McElroy, Ashley O’Daniel, Jeremiah Oliver, Hannah Patterson, Alexa Powell, Kyndal Pulley, Serena Richards, Hannah Sawyers, Kaleb Sims, Victoria Sims, Shaina Smith, Joshua Stoots, Corey Sweatt, Nancy Taylor, Libby Thetford, and Caleigh Travis. Dyer Jr. High School fiftheighth grade fifth six weeks honor roll is; Fifth grade-Caleb Branson, Kiragen Crews, Madison Gammons, Keaton Hays, Logan Hicks, Alyssa Hopper, Anna Grace Jones, Madison Langston, Hannah Leak, Joshua London, Emma Lovell, Britton Mann, Ryan Moulder,

Christian Needham, Cameron Oliver, Alexis Overstreet, Joshua Richardson, Gracie Terry and Robby Whitley, Sixth grade-Maleah Finch, Natasha Gabel, Cydney Langston, Erin Lannom, Alyssa Rasberry, Mikayla Simpson, Siler Thornton, Samantha Walton, Sydnee Walton, Karen Whitley and Alexis Williams; Seventh grade-Tynia Albea, Tyniece Albea, Zach Baker, MaryLee Barker, Bailey Carroll, Beth Crittendon, Kayla Duck, Brooklynn Hill, Grant Jones, Joe Koonce, Summer Lindsey, Jacob London, Damian McElroy, Briana Pierce, Justin Richardson and Jake Siler; Eighth grade-Logan Bates, Kathryn Cox, Addison Davidson, Ashley Dempsey, Cortnee Gammons, Kennedy Garner, Ella Hayes, Kelsey Hays, Alyssa Kesterson, Jason Kolwyck, Kendall Lawler, Bethany Lowery, Taylor McKinney, Sarah Beth Mullins, Riley Sweatt, Taneia Taylor, Sarah Catherine Thornton and Lexi Whitley.

Lady Pioneers win two BY LORI CATHEY The Gibson Co. Lady Pioneers started the week by playing Madison Academic Thursday in Jackson. Miranda Barron started the game by hitting the first pitch to the outfield for asingle and stealing two bases on the next two pitches. Dallas Hall hit a sacrifice to score Barron to give Gibson County the first score of the game. Madison Academic was unable to get anyone on base. Gibson County did not score again until the 4th inning when Chelsea Joyce hit a double and the Kelley Parks hit a single that scored Joyce. Pioneer starting pitcher Anna Paige Fuqua had a perfect game going through 4 innings. In the 5th inning, the Lady Pioneers bats got hot and scored 6 runs to give them a 8 to 0 lead. By the top of the 7th inning, the Lady Pioneers had added one more run and Sophomore Anna Paige Fuqua had a perfect game going. Unfortunately, the second batter in the inning blooped a hit over the third base that was fair by a few inches to break up the perfect game. The Lady Pioneers got the next two batters out and sealed their win 9-0. The game ball went to Anna Paige Fuqua for her pitching performance of 9 strikeouts and only giving up 1 hit.

Players contributing were, Miranda Barron 2 for 5 with 2 runs and 2 stolen bases, Dallas Hall 2 for 4 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs, Shelley Simpson 2 for 4 with 1 run and 1 stolen base, Chelsea Joyce 2 for 4 with 2 run, 2 RBIs, 1 double and 1 stolen base, and Anna Paige Fuqua 2 for 4. The Lady Pioneers played in the North Side Tournament in Jackson Friday. In the first game they played Houston. The Lady Pioneers started off by scoring 2 runs in the first inning when Miranda Barron hit a single and Shelley Simpson hit a triple. Simpson then scored on a passed ball. In the bottom of the inning, Houston scored 3 runs to give them a 3 to 2 lead. In the next two innings, neither team scored any runs. In the 4th inning, Houston capitalized on some errors made the Lady Pioneers to add two more runs to their lead. When time ran out, the score was still 5 to 2. Players contributing were, Miranda Barron 1 for 3 and 1 stolen base, Shelley Simpson 1 for 2 with 1 run, 1 RBI, and 1 triple. In their second game, the Lady Pioneers faced the 35-1 Covington Chargers. Covington got on the board first by getting their lead off on and scoring her to give them the 1 to 0 lead at the end of the first. In the second inning, the Chargers

got their lead off batter on again and moved her around to third. However, Dallas Hall made a great defensive play when she caught a pop up in the outfield and the gunned out the runner trying to reach home to finish out the inning. The Lady Pioneers were unable to get a hit off the Charger pitcher through the first 3 innings. Unfortunately, in the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Lady Pioneers defense committed 5 errors that allowed the Chargers to score 8 runs. The Chargers added one more run in the next inning to give a score of 10 to 0. Shelley Simpson was the only Lady Pioneer to get a hit when she hit a double off the fence. Gibson Co. coach Chris Lownsdale said “We had our ups and downs this week. We played a great game against Madison and almost had a perfect game. In the tournament, our defense and hitting struggled at times.� “We played one of the best teams in West Tennessee and played well with them until one bad inning. Going in to the last week of the season, we are a greatly improved team than we were at the beginning of the season. With the regional tournament ahead of us, I think we are ready to compete with the tough teams we will see.�

North Gibson Jr. High golf team beats Medina, Humboldt The North Gibson County Jr. High Golf Team continued its winning streak by beating Medina and Humboldt at The Pines. The team is coached by John Crenshaw. Crenshaw said, “The team is working very hard and I am proud of them.�

The North Gibson County Jr. High Golf Team kept rolling along by winning another match of the 2010 season by beating Medina Middle and Humboldt Jr. High by 14 strokes. The members of the golf team who participated were: Blake Spenser,

Brandon Alexander, Austin Brewer, Austin Yergin, Mason Chandler, from Rutherford, Carter McMackin, Sydney Inman from Rutherford, Jake Siler, Chase Horner and Kathryn Cox, from Dyer and Hannah Nee from Spring Hill.

Nite Lite to hold auditions for children’s summer theatre Nite Lite Theatre will be hosting two summer Children’s Theatre productions this year. Disney’s Aristocats Kids for Children grades K-6 and Back To The 80’s the Totally Awesome Musical for grades 7-12. All auditions, rehearsals and shows will be held at the Milan Middle School located at 4040 Middle Road in Milan. Both productions will be directed by Mrs. Becky Reeves. Audition information is as follows: Auditions for Back To The 80’s The Totally Awesome Musical will be on Saturday May 8th for grades 7-8 at 10 a.m. and grades 9-12 at 1 p.m. Show dates for Back To The 80’s will be Friday, July 30th at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 31st at 2 p.m. and again Saturday, July 31st at 7 p.m. Auditions for Disney’s Aristocats Kids for Children grades K-6 will be on Saturday, May 15th fro grades K-2 at 9 a.m. and grades 3-6 at 11 a.m. Rehearsals for this show will be Monday-Friday June 14th-18th. Show dates will be Friday, June 18th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 19th at 11 a.m. For more information please contact the Nite Lite Theatre office at 731-8552129. Nite Lite Theatre’s

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SPRING HILL TCAP CAMP-Students at Spring Hill School recently attended a Fiesta Themed TCAP Camp in order to help them prepare for the TCAP Tests. Students were involved in a variety of engaging academic games and activities. On Friday, students were treated to tacos and chips with salsa from El Vallarta. Door prizes were awarded daily.

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Sale of Contents SALE OF CONTENTS Storage Unit #7 belonging to Will Dyson, Unit# 3 belonging to Brad Churchwell, Unit #5 belonging to Latoya Landrum: Sale date: May 14, 2010 at 5 p.m. at Tidwell Mini Storage 728 S. Trenton St. Rutherford TN 665-6147. --------------------------2wks.

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YARD SALE May 7 and 8 628 West Main St. Rutherford. Household goods, clothing, decorator pictures, some old some new priced right, O.B.O

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YARD SALE Friday and Saturday May 7 and 8 from 7 a.m. til ? on Hwy 45 Bypass in Rutherford, 3 families, lots of everything. MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Lots of baby girls clothes, adult clothes, jewelry, purses, baby toys, and other baby items. Lots of misc. items that you don’t want to miss. Saturday, May 8th from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. 287 N. Poplar St. Dyer. Rain or shine!

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Lake Property NEW LOG HOME AT The Lake & 5 AC- $69,900 w/ Free Boat Slips Gorgeous, ready to finish 2100 sf log home & beautifully wooded 5 acre lake access parcel w/ free boat slips on private, recreational lake in Tenn. Quiet, gated community. Excellent financing. Call now 1-888-792-5253, x 2456 TN Land/Lakes, LLC (TnScan)


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has the following openings: We are presently interviewing for the position of nursing assistant on second and third shifts. Certified Nursing Assistant training provided at no cost for employees. Competitive wages and benefits, 401K, E.O.E., Drug Free Workplace. If you are a hard worker, dependable and interested in making a difference in the lives of our residents, apply at:

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

JANITORIAL SERVICE The City of Dyer is accepting proposals for Janitorial Service until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2010. The following are requirements for proposals to clean the Dyer City Hall, 235 South Royal Street and Dyer Police Department, 793 South Main Street, Dyer, Tennessee: 1. Wash all windows and glass inside building; this will also include cleaning customer windows. 2. Dust furniture, clocks, plaques, and pictures. Must be sure to dust behind office equipment. 3. Vacuum carpets, sweep and mop linoleum and tile. 4. Clean toilets and sinks. 5. Empty waste baskets, and dispose in outside trash container. 6. Sanitize door handles and light switches. 7. Clean kitchen and counters. 8. Furnish all cleaning supplies and equipment. 9. Vacuum cushioned chairs and dust wooden chairs. 10. Dust blinds.

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER The City of Dyer is accepting proposals for an “Animal Control Officer.” The following requirements must be met: 1. Provide a reliable truck 2. Maintain general liability and personal liability insurance 3. Furnish all fuel and maintenance of truck and equipment 4. Provide a box to haul all animals both large and small 5. Provide all catch poles 6. Provide both large and small live traps 7. Be on call 7 days per week 24 hours per day 8. Attend and work all court cases 9. Attend and work all cruelty cases 10. Attend and work all dog bite cases 11. Enforce all animal laws 12. Must have 2 year minimum experience 13. Must maintain an Euthanasia License 14. Shoot a dart gun accurate 15. Provide and maintain dart gun and medicine 16. Must maintain a valid Tennessee Driver License 17 Must be able to house and maintain all animals including holding time and court cases 18. Length of contract 12 months with annual renewal All proposals should be in a sealed envelope marked “Animal Control Officer” and received at the Dyer City Hall, 235 South Royal Street, Dyer, Tennessee 38330 no later than Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. cdt. The City of Dyer reserves the right to accept and or reject any and all proposals. Walton Thompson, Mayor

PUBLIC AUCTION CONSTRUCTION, TRACTOR & AUTOS Saturday, May 8 @ 9:00 A.M. 294 Anglin Lane, Jackson, TN Equipment From: * Contractors * Individual* Rental Comp. * County Departments Trucks,Trailers, Dump Trucks, Skid Loaders, Backhoes, Dozers, Excavators, Tractors, Mowers, Automobiles & Misc Support Equip. If you have any equipment you would like to sell call Rick, 731-467-1842 Partial Listing: 2000 Ford F450XL SD w/ Auto Crane 3203 6x4 • 2004 Mahindra 3325 2WD • 1985 Freightliner Dump Truck • 1996 Toyota Avalon • 1997 Chev Silverado • 1984 Ford F350XL Flatbed • 1995 Ford F350XL Dump Truck • 1994 GMC Pickup • 1994 Polaris Jetski w/Trailer • 1975 Chev C30 Car Hauler • 1993 Chev Silverado C3 Series • 1988 GMC 3500 12’ Flatbed • 2004 Bobcat T250 Skidloader • John Deere 310A Backhoe

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Legal Notice

Property Transfers Russell E. Tyree and wife, Katie Tyree to James Elliott and wife, Lucretia Gail Elliott – 6th CD Vernol J. Blake to Robert Wayne Rapp – 9th CD Jerry N. Faulkner and Shelby J. Faulkner Revocable Trust to Danny Joe Faulkner – 21st CD Hugh Taylor and wife, Theresa Taylor to Joshua McMillin and wife, Tiffany McMillin – 14th CD Bridgette Criswell to Beau James Eddings – 9th CD Anthony Gregory Goad and Timmy Wayne Goad to Andrew A. Armento and wife, Sarah L. Armento – 21st CD Norman Coultner and Gail Coulter to Michael Tinsley and wife, Richelle Tinsely – 12th CD Sheila Ledbetter, individually and as personal representative of the Estate of Clara Lenard to Linda Duck Rory L. Hinson and wife, Angela M. Hinson to Roger Bivins and wife, Monica Bivins Thomas L. Humphreys and Julia B. Humphreys to James Haynes and Derek Haynes – 3rd CD Thelma M. Duffey, by and through Sylvia Duffey, to McDaniel Lyle Swingler and Melissa C. Swingler – 3rd CD James E. Schoolfield to Ray C. Corbin – 21st CD Affordable Housing Community Development Corporation to Brandeth Brooks and husband, Terris Brooks Judy G. Hample to Jeffery Scott and wife, Jodie Scott – 13th CD Hale Estates, LLC to Kimberly M. Hastings – 2nd

CD Timothy Lynn Webb and wife, Elizabeth Jean Webb to Jillian E. Wilson – 6th CD David Wingo to Elgie Flowers – 14th CD Kari Alexander to Harold D. Butler - 7th CD Ray McKee and wife, Angie McKee to Kevin Todd and Tim Watt – 18th CD Larry Western to Allen Lee Little and wife, Donna Lynn Little – 15th CD Larry Western to Terry L. Herndon and wife, Marian M. Herndon - 15th CD Tommy Carter to Jeff Lowe and wife, Traci Lowe – 1st CD Pat Dean and Connie Buckner to Jerry Stewart – 7th CD Rolling Meadows Estates, LLC Wesley H. Wolfe – 13th CD Bobby Carson Bryant to Sarah Beth Wood – 13th CD Ed Haltom to Robert Dennis Randy R. Paschall and wife, Vickie L. Paschall to Paul A. Shevock and Chasity G. Davidson – 14th CD Matt Ozment and wife, Debra Ozment and Joshua Thomas Ozment to Jeff Thomas and wife, Deborah Thomas and Jason Ladd and wife, Anessa Ladd – 6th CD Wade Norman Akin to Timothy Scott Akin – 3rd CD Lorrie A. Pomery to Allison Haley Beadle – 2nd CD Allison M. Topping to Paul J. Mulvehill, Jr. – 2nd CD Clark Family Holdings, LLC to Melani White – 13th CD


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.

Charles Scott Dawson and Lyndsay Paige Dawson to Pamela Mayfield Allen C. Whitt and wife, Heather M. Whitt to Lloyd Havis Garner and wife, Joyce Ann Garner – 2nd CD Ricky Ferrell and wife, Christy Ferrell to Joe H. Holt, Jr. and wife, Tamera Michelle Holt – 2nd CD Bret Thomas to Carrie A. Yeager – 3rd CD Lloyd H. Garner and wife, Joyce A. Garner to Nathan Tyler Cooper Linda Dugger Simmons and Laura Dugger Patterson to Billy W. Price, Jr. – 3rd CD Randy J. Mosier and Dewanda G. Mosier to Jerry R. Powers and wife, Shirley Powers Timicker L. Brown and Lasharn B. Clark to Marquita Holloway – 3rd CD W.W. Sims, Michael Joe Sims and Renee S. Rutherford to Edna Ruth

Sims – 9th CD Judy B. Harris to Stephanie M. Hazlewood – 13th CD Karen L. Smith to Karen L. Smith and William B. St. John – 14th CD Josh B. Hazlewood and wife, Stephanie M. Hazlewood to Scott A. Rich and wife, Olive M. Rich – 13th CD Franklin O. D. Gilliland and wife, Betty Jean Gilliland to Barry Brewer and wife, Kathy Brewer – 9th CD

Glynndolyn Duncan to Danny L. Smith and wife, Joan P. Smith – 8th CD Bobby T. DePriest and Darrell Stevens to CoxMcCarver Partnership 13th CD Gary Davis and Mandy Davis to George Lieggi – 3rd CD David T. Bunney, by and through Attorney-in-Fact Karla Bunney and wife, Karla Bunney to Tommy Duncan Baggett and wife, Rachel Leeann Baggett

NOTICE TO CREDITORS T.C.A. 30-2-306 Estate of HOWARD L. DODD, JR. DOCKET: 19714P Notice is hereby given that on the 1ST day of APRIL, of 2010, Letters ADMINISTRATION, in respect of the estate of HOWARD L. DODD, JR., deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Gibson County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or un-matured, against the estate are required to file same with Clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent provided by law. Date of Death: APRIL 18, 2009. This 1ST day of APRIL, 2010.

ACCEPTING BIDS The Gibson County Special School District will be accepting bids on duplicator paper until 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Bids received after that day and time will be returned to the sender unopened. For specifications, contact Terry Cunningham at 731-692-3803. Gibson County Special School District reserves the right to accept the lowest and best bid. Gibson County Special School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids.


Before you make one of your largest lifetime purchases, have the home inspected by a Licensed Home Inspector.

Signed: DORIS DODD Administratrix Estate of HOWARD L. DODD, JR. SHONNA SMITH, CLERK & MASTER By: Paula Hudson, DCM

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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.

#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!


Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 9:00 a.m. Yorkville Community Building (Hwy 77 West), Yorkville, TN

Estate of Mrs. Blanche H. Thompson

PARTIAL LISTING Two Antique Settees and matching chairs, one with matching platform rocker •Crystal Goblets/Sherbets •Cookbooks •Red & White Enamelware •Thumbprint Glass Basket •Tall Amber Vase •Banana Split Bowls •Punch Bowl w/Cups •Crystal Candlesticks •Old Postcards •Commerative Presendential Spoons •Several Pitchers •Old “Crisco” Jars •10 gallon Crock •Glassware •Dishes •Oatmeal Glass •Depression Glass •Anchor Hocking Party Set •Fire King •Several New Items including Slow Cookers, Pressure Cookers, Electric Skillet, Frying Pans, Tea Kettle •Kraut Cutter 8”x24” •New Singer School Model Sewing Machine w/CAse •Cryst-o-lite Glass Knife •Sewing Baskets •Towels from Nebo & Trimble Gins •Antique Wall Clock •Wrigley Bldg. (Chicago. IL) Paperweight •Antique Kitchen Cabinet •Oil Heaters •Hand-stitched Quilts •Churn w/Dasher 4-H Handbook 1914 Edition •Buster Brown Dictionary from Bone &McCanless Co., Rutherford, TN •GE 5000 BTU WIndow AC •Foot Pump w/Air Gauge •Large Troy BIlt Rear Tine Tiller •Junior Troy Bilt Rear Tine Tiller •Old Snapper 30” Mower, 8 HP •Lures Kautzky, Headdon, etc. •”Bluegrass” Hoe •5000 BTU GE Air Conditioner •Whirlpool Washer •4 Chain Link Gates (3, 8, 12, and 14 feet) •Good Aluminum Boat •And Much, Much More! The above listing does little to describe the volumn of items in this sale. 1983 Chevy Monte Carlo, 305 V8 W/4B, Converted Air, PS, PB, AM/FM Radio, Odometer indicates 36,000+ miles. The exterior and interior are in excellent condition. The car has been kept in a garage and under cover. Car & Guns sell at 11:00 a.m. GUNS: “Daisy” #25 Pump Air Rifle • “Hi Standard” 22 cal. Pistol Sentinel Deluxe 9 shot • “Ithaca” 12 gauge Pump Model 37 Shotgun •Old “J.S. Stevens Arms & Tool Co.” 12 ga. Single Shot Shotgun •Old “Flobert” Single Shot 32 cal. Rifle, Oct. Barrel • “Stevens” Model 94 Series K 410 ga. Single Shot Shotgun • “Remington” 1100 Auto 12 ga. Shotgun w/2 barrels • “Marlin” Limited Edition Model 6079 22 cal. Auto Rifle •“Remington” FIeld Master Model 121 22 cal. Pump Rifle •“Plainsman” Model 865 by H&R Bolt Action 22 cal. Rifle. **Must be a TN resident, 21 years old, and have a valid picture ID to purchase guns**

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#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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Stallings signed by Jaguars Dr. Jesse A. Dean of Milan and Medina Chiropractic and CEO of Breakaway Management Group, LLC, signed Ben Stallings to a three-year deal with the NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Stallings played in nine games this past season for the 12-1 Eagles.

Ben states, “I want to thank all the fans at Lambuth University and surrounding areas for their support. I also would like to thank the guys at Solas for the phenomenal job they did getting me ready for camp”. Dr. Jesse Dean says “It

is always wonderful when local talent can make it to the next level in sports. This helps with recruiting locally and helps the city as well. This is a great day for Ben and his family”. Rookie mini camp began Friday, March 30th and goes through Monday May 3rd.

GCHS Honor Roll Ninth grade: Sarah Alford, Kayla Baier, Kacey Baker, Katherine Barton, Markee Brown, Courtney Churchwell, Cierra Curry, Haley Davis, Jacob Davis, Taylor Davis, Shelby Dotson, Jessica Dyer, Fay Fisk, Xavier Flora, Samantha Flowers, Tara French, Tomothy Gammons, Kara Gilmore, Cady Griffin, Jacob Halford, Melviene Hayes, Mackenzie Hobson, Jessica Jetton, Mali Jones, Allison Keathley, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Dakota McBride, Eli McCaig, Charles Morris, Dustin Murdock, Abigail Myers, Lawson Parks, Mary PhillipsVictoria Reedy, Danielle Rickman, Mallarie Riffe, Garrett Ritter, Bryan Sonnen, Ashley Walker, Trey Wiese, Elizabeth Wylie and Jakeb Wylie; Tenth grade: Jordan Anthony, Brianna Clark,

Alex Crittendon, Justice Fisk, Anna Paige Fuqua, Chelsea Glidewell, Johnnie Gonzales, Ryan Hankins, Taylor Hassell, Courtney Haynes, Brittany Hodge, Kristen Howard, Anthony Hunt, Chelsea Joyce, Lacy Littleton, Emily Martin, Madision McBride, Robert McGregor, Mary Miller, Hannah Moore, Kaycie Moore, Megan Moore, Timothy Morris, Cory Oliver, Magan Porter, Keisha Prescott, Amber Rea, Kaitlyn Ritter, Cassidi Shorter, Katelyn Sons Ativa Story, Jonathan Temple, Audrey Todd, Kendal Walker, Harley Weaver, Samantha Williams, Hannah Witten, and Chad Zarecor; Eleventh grade: David Arnold, Erienne Baker, Miranda Barron, Colton Beasley, Brittanay Bland, Heather Blakenship, Jeremy Butler, Sarah

Carroll, Samantha Crews, Ashley Deeter, Camri Donals, Tisha Estes, Mari Tapia Fernandez, Joan Floersh, Amanda Greer, Robert Hampton, Theresa Hollstein, Katherine Huff, Sara Jennings, Matthw Littleton, Summer Luons, Paigh Lytle, Andrew Murphree, Kelley Parks, Jaclyn Parlow, Courtney Rasberry, Chelsea Reeves, Kimberly Roberson, Corinthia Sansing, Nicholas Sears, Amber Simmons, Shelly Simpson, Danielle Spencer, Abigail Struemph, Bradley Tabor Jobeth Turner, Katherine Utter, Alexandria Valdivia, Lauren Whitley and Cassey Workman; Twelfth grade: William Abrams, Susan Adams, Marion Atkins, Bobert Barber, Lauren Barkley, Brittany Bawcum, Richard Bishop, Kimberly Boswell, Nicholas Brasher, Morgan Bray, Jaquan Brown, Heather Butler, Logan Cammarata, Jacqueline Chow, Shelby Counce, Christian Cummings, Adam Detrain, Leslie Dodd, Kaitlyn Fair, Amanda Fender, Jonathan Fisher, Heather Griffin, Rachel Halliburton, Jessica Hamed, Emily Hammond, Ayla Hooten, Tandra Jennings, Taylor Jones, Robert Joyce, Jerry Kesterson, Samantha Levasseur, Landon Little, Amanda Lumley, Zachary Marbrey, Hunter McCaslin, Madelene McGaugh, Chad McMackin,Sarah Mitchell, Madison Morris, Emily Oliver, Braxton Owens, Christian Paulhus, Joseph Phillips, Wiliam Record, Shelby Reed, Aubrey Reedy, Shelby Replogle, Brittney Riffe, Emily Riggs, Marc Rtoach, Allison Russon, Jon Sartain, Secily Scott, Lyndsay Sheehan, Matthew Smith, Kyanna Soler, Steven Speer, Tanza Stremel, Trey Tate, Megan Turner, Cody Vinson, Christy Wagster, and Kaleb Wolfe.

STALLINGS SIGNS WITH JAGUARS - (From left) Dr. Jesse Dean, Ben Stallings and Nick Stampler, professional trainer.

Gibson County High School students did very well at Skills USA Leadership Conference Three Gibson County High School students did very well at the Skills USA Leadership Conference held last month. Skills USA is a trade and industrial club. Students from GCHS competed in the state competitions at the conference held in Chattanooga April 25-28. Taylor Jones won first place in automotive service technology and Zac Powers

won first in automotive engine performance. Amanda Stoots was elected state vice president of Skills USA during the conference. All three students will now travel to Kansas City, Missouri in June for the National Leadership Conference. Jones will compete but Powers’ category does not compete at the national level. He said he is going to

lend support to Jones. Stoots will be a voting delegate for national officers. “We feel this is a great accomplishment for GCHS and our senior class,” said Jones. “Skills USA is a big part of our every day life. We feel our chapter is part of our family. We are glad our chapter stood behind us and for pushing us to go further, “said Powers.

GCHS STUDENTS WIN STATE TITLES IN SKILLS USA – Gibson County High School students did very well at the State Skills USA Leadership Conference. (From left) Taylor Jones won first place in automotive service technology, Amanda Stoots was elected Skills USA state vice president and Zac Powers won first place in automotive engine performance. The three plan to attend the National Skills USA Conference in June to be held in Kansas City, Missouri.

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

TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE - First State Bank of Kenton participated in National Teach Children To Save Day at Kenton Elementary School. First State Bank employees taught Ms. Courtnee Wilkes’ third grade class and Ms. Jennifer Chandler’s fourth grade class how to save money and the importance of saving money. Pictured are: Brook Carson, administrative assistant for First State Bank in Kenton and the third and fourth grade classes at Kenton Elementary School.

RUTHERFORD FIRST GRADE VISITS THE BANK - On April 27th, Rutherford first grade visited their class sponsor, Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank of Rutherford. The students got to tour the bank. They were shown many different jobs and procedures of the bank, and discussed with the employees how to save money. They also left with several nice gifts from the bank. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learned a lot!

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Levees break flooding Tri-City area from Trenton to Kenton

HOMES ON HIGHWAY 105 - Residents of several homes on Highway 105 had to be evacuated due to flood waters. (photo by Mindy Fisher)

HOME IN RUTHERFORD - This home in Rutherford on old Highway 45 had water up to the front door. (photo by Cindy East)

KENTON GRAIN - An employee at Kenton Gin drive a combine out the flood water. (photo by Lori Cathey)

EATON STREET - Businesses and a home on Eaton Street in Trenton were damaged by flood waters. Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputies closed the roads. (photo by Mindy Fisher)

BIG TIMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CITGO - Big Timâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Citgo on the Highway 45 Bypass in Trenton was flooded. (photo by Mindy Fisher)

FLOODED ROAD - Old Trenton-Dresden Road outside Dyer was closed due to flooding. (photo by Mindy Fisher)

Commission holds from page 2 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not just throwing money away,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been trying to cut and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re operating on a shoestring.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘Public involvement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need the public to be more involved,â&#x20AC;? said Com. Lynn Cole. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to serve 48,000 people. Our expenses are set or have gone up. Our revenues are down. Federal and state governments are cutting our funds. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

nowhere else for us to go. People think more jobs will cure everything, but there is not a quick fix.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘Balancing books â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Said Com. Keith Steele, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to raise some money and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to cut. But we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut it all out with the mandated salaries and things.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘Another budget workshop with department heads is planned May 24.

NORTH COLLEGE IN TRETNON - Tennessee Bonding (old Dairy Queen building) was heavily damaged in the flood. (photo by Mindy Fisher)

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SANDBAGGING HELPS - Gibson County Sheriff Dept. Lt. Cody Childress (left) and Deputy Barry Rose watch as floodwaters near the entrance of the Gibson County Correctional Complex (jail). Sandbagging of doorways and windows kept some water out of the facility; however, there was approximately some four to six inches of water covering the entire lower level floors. (photo courtesy of The Gazette)






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Area flooded by heavy from page 1 “Everyone did a really good job,” Arnold said. Two deputies from Bradford who couldn’t get to Trenton complex handled the needs

of the Bradford community. So many across the county made the mistake of thinking they could drive through flood waters, he noted. Monday, a search was

continuing off Cades Atwood Road in the east part of Gibson County for a man believed to be swept away by high waters there, the sheriff said.

DYER FIRE HELPS SANDBAG - The Dyer Fire Dept. was asked by the Gibson County Sheriff’s Dept. to help with sand bags at around 10 p.m. Friday night. City Lumber open up for them to get the sand. Dyer fire and some volunteers filled up sand bags until approximately 12 midnight to keep the water from getting into the jail. (photo by Lori Cathey) NORTH OF RUTHERFORD - Flood waters rose on the old Highway 45 on the north side of Rutherford. The Rescue Squard Station 9 was surrounded by high water. (photo by Lori Cathey)

BADGETT CHAPEL IN RUTHERFORD - The newly constructed Badgett Chapel Church and church bus received water damage. (photo by Cindy East)

GIBSON EMC TURNS OFF POWER - Gary Laster with Gibson Electric turning off the electricity on Highway 105 East in Rutherford. Gibson County Utility District was also out turning off gas.

RUSSOM MOTOR COMPANY IN RUTHERFORD - Brad Russom had to move several vehicles behind his shop as the water rose. (photo by Cindy East)

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FORCED OUT - Residents removed some belongings and their pets from their house as high water forced them to leave. (photo by Lori Cathey)

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