Tri-City Reporter – Lifestyles

Dyer and Kenton festivals kick off this week

Two popular, patriotic festivals kick off this week, and both include Independence Day parades. Dyer Station Celebration starts Wednesday in Dyer, and the White Squirrel Festival begins Saturday in Kenton. Dyer Station Celebration opening ceremonies are set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Dyer VFW. A community-wide church service follows at 7 at the Presbyterian…

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Grey chosen as Dyer Station Parade Marshal

Dyer Station Celebration’s 2018 Parade Marshal is Vanessa Grey. She was born in Trenton to Norman and Rosell Shanklin. She attended school at Dyer and graduated Dyer High School in 1971. She started to work right away after she finished beauty school in 1970.  She has been a beautician for 48 years and 34 of…

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‘Sami Day’ raises $13,000 for scholarship fund

On November 5, 2012, Samantha Ann Howell, of Rutherford, was born to Scotty and Jill Howell, and brother Levi. On December 16, 2015, she tragically left this world after complications from the flu. The Trenton Elks Lodge and the Gibson County Fair Association began a memorial scholarship in memory of Sami. In order to help…

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Dyer resident honored as Mile Marker Miracle in Splash and Dash Run held Saturday

By Leslie C. Ferguson A very special girl named Cheyenne Needham of Dyer; TN. was diagnosed with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome at six weeks of age. (WHS) is a genetic disorder that affects many parts of the body.  The major features include characteristics facial appearance, delayed growth development, intellectual disabilities, low muscle tone and seizures. Doctors did…

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Honorary chairs named for Relay for Life

By Victor Parkins, The Mirror-Exchange Gibson County Relay for Life will be held Saturday, June 2 at Milan City Park. Opening ceremonies are set for 6 p.m. and a Fighting Back ceremony will conclude the event at 11 p.m. For the first time in the history of the American Cancer Society fundraiser, Milan, Humboldt, Medina,…

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New ‘wheels’ for Meals on Wheels

More than 200,000 seniors in Tennessee are threatened by hunger and community Meals on Wheels programs provide needed nutrition as well as human contact to isolated and at risk individuals in our communities. J&B Motors of Dyer and Greenfield have donated a vehicle to the City of Dyer for use in the Meals on Wheels…

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County fair time: Barn in the U.S.A.

by William G. McFarland Yep! It’s almost that time of the year again. The Gibson County Fair begins its 162nd run August 28 and continues through September 2. Plans for the 162nd Gibson County Fair are almost complete. Fair officials have been working, adding new events and bringing old events out of retirement. This historical…

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Tax-free weekend coming to TN

Tennessee retailers will not collect sales tax on more than 150 different items during the 12th annual sales tax holiday. From July 28 through July 30, shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on clothing, school supplies and computers, as students prepare for the back-to-school season. State and local taxes will not be collected on clothing,…

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Stick a fork in cancer celebrity event

North Gibson County Relay for Life will be hosting a Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Silent Auction Event on Saturday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m.  The event will take place in the Gibson Co. High School Auxiliary Gym. This event is being hosted in lieu of the traditional Relay for Life.  If you and your family…

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North-Gibson Relay for Life announces the main event

The North-Gibson Relay for Life is changing things up a bit this year. This year they will not have the traditional Relay for Life walk with teams setting up tents on the football field for the supporters to buy goodies, but they are still offering a great experience for an even better cause. Stick a…

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