ENJOYING ACTIVITIES

ENJOYING ACTIVITIES — Charlee Kate O’Connor, a student at Hillcrest Elementary, has been keeping busy while at home during the coronavirus pandemic watching the Obion County Public Library’s daily story times. She has also enjoyed the activities provided by children’s coordinator Ashley Bishop and interim director Carolina Conner. She is the 6-year-old daughter of Matt…

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MEMORABLE MILESTONE

MEMORABLE MILESTONE — Serena Williams (center) of Union City is celebrating her 95th birthday. With the coronavirus pandemic canceling her family’s desire to throw her a big celebration to mark her milestone, her two daughters, Sally Casey (left) of Union City and Nancy Williams Laird of Rio Rancho, N.M., will instead honor her with a…

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THANK YOU

THANK YOU — Lynette Everett of Union City will be joined by her granddaughter, Keniya Everett, Saturday at the park behind East Gate Village when they will give away around 50 reusable water bottles filled with candy for Easter to children ages 1-12.

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Gary Bott

Gary Lee Bott, 73, of Union City passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. He was born on Jan. 2, 1947, in Ingham County, Mich., to the late Max and Thelma Labertaux Bott. He had retired from the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, where he worked in the Banbury department.…

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Jerry A. Young

Jerry A. Young, 77, of South Fulton died April 7, 2020, at West Tennessee Healthcare-Volunteer Hospital in Martin. There will be no services held. Hornbeak Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Published 4.9.20

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Building donation furthers MHA’s Teen Center

By Christian Ashlar Press Reporter The Martin Enrichment Academy (MEA) received a very generous gift in February, allowing them to expand their programs and services to the community. The MEA is an accredited and licensed childcare facility funded by the Lottery for Education: After-School Programs (LEAPS) and United Way. MEA is an extension of the…

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Gleason’s Mike Bennett retires after 38 years

By Randy Cavin Press Sports Editor He has been a mentor and a friend to many of the students who have walked through the halls of Gleason School and now it has come to an end. Mike Bennett is going to relax and enjoy life as he is retiring after 38 years of teaching and…

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‘BARK’ PLACE

‘BARK’ PLACE — Alexis Rainey of Union City was joined by her husband Dustin’s dog, Waylon, on a family game night that included playing a game of Monopoly. Her four-legged friend may have preferred to buy “Bark Place” instead of the popular board game’s pricey Park Place property. Local residents who are social-distancing and quarantining…

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FUN AND GAMES

FUN AND GAMES — Clay Hardy of Rives enjoyed a recent family game night where he played “Sorry” with his sons, 6-year-old Wyatt (right) and 10-month-old Cooper, who appeared to entertain himself more with his own toy rather than the board game. The photo was shared by Hardy’s wife, Lauren, when The Messenger asked readers…

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SHOWING RESPECT

SHOWING RESPECT — Chandler Smith’s cross-country jersey was recently retired by Black Oak Elementary and presented to his parents, Timbo and Amanda Smith, and his brother, Justin, by head coach Brandy Lattus at the Black Oak Elementary athletic banquet in March. Chandler Smith was a member of the 2017-18 Black Oak cross country team, winning…

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