MAKING A ‘DASH’

MAKING A ‘DASH’ — Three-year-old Gunner Elliott, dressed as Dash from the movie “The Incredibles,” made a dash on his scooter to line up for the Banana Festival kiddie parade Thursday evening in downtown Fulton. He is the son of Will and Aldaray Elliott of Water Valley, Ky. The parade featured the theme “Lights, Camera,…

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STELLAR STUDENT

STELLAR STUDENT — Union City High School senior Jacob Virgin (center) has been named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. He was congratulated by his principal, Jacob Cross, and guidance counselor, Martha Townes. He is believed to be the first UCHS student to achieve that elite status in more than 20 years.

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WILLING TO SHARE

WILLING TO SHARE — Six-year-old Austin Kirks wanted to share his chicken dinner with his 4-month-old brother, David Johnson, but little David didn’t have the teeth to eat it at the Tyson Community Meal held in Pontotoc Park in Fulton Wednesday night. The event was held as part of the Twin Cities’ Banana Festival. Austin…

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AND THE WINNER IS…

AND THE WINNER IS — Carla Alexander of Union City, who captured this photo out her patio door using a 200mm zoom lens on a Canon T3i SLR, was the winner of The Messenger’s August photo contest. She said, “The squirrel looks like he needed a break.” The Messenger is currently accepting entries for the…

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Lynn Rainey

Mrs. Marjorie Lynn Rainey, 73, of Obion died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at her residence. Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Sunday at Elbridge Cemetery. The Rev. James Robert Gunter was to officiate. She was born July 18, 1945, in Obion, the daughter of the late Woodrow and Ura (Gunter) Stover. She was an aide…

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Lynn Rainey

Lynn Rainey, 83, of Obion died Sept. 14, 2018, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cryer Funeral Home. Published 9.14.18

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Leann Adams

Leann Patey Adams, 44, of Union City passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family requests memorials be made…

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Yoga Studio Stresses Being Kind & Gentle to Body

The TR Yoga studio in Martin was filled with people of all ages, including women in their 70s and 80s. New owner Dr. Angie MacKewn spoke to her class in a comforting, instructive voice. She stressed the importance of the breath and listening to the body, walking from student to student to adjust and help.…

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Anthony Bynum

Anthony Dale Bynum, 58, of Dresden, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online tributes may be left at williamsfhofgreenfieldandgleasonandsharon.com.

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Sheila Weatherford

Sheila Delois Weatherford, 55, of Dyersburg, formerly of Palmersville, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Jackson. Service was held at 1 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel in Dresden. Online tributes may be left at www.bowlinfuneralhome.com.

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