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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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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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Hummingbirds Flocking to Area

You’ve probably noticed an explosion in the number of bird customers if you have hummingbird feeders near your house. Why do we have so many this time of year? The answer is that it is migration time for the hummers and they have to put on weight for their long migration back to Mexico and…

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TAKING FLIGHT

TAKING FLIGHT — The fourth annual Great American Airshow will help CornFest take flight beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at Discovery Park of America. The park plans to waive admission and allow guests to come in free beginning at 3 p.m. In addition to some amazing aerial entertainment, the event will feature bounce houses, beverage…

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STEP BY STEP

STEP BY STEP — Obion Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Christy Holdeman neared the top of a flight of stairs as she did the inaugural 9/11 Memorial Climb at midday Saturday at Discovery Park of America. She was among 43 firefighters who made the rigorous climb to remember the 343 New York City firefighters who died…

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Share Your Spare – Kidney Donor

Andi Poiner has a message for anyone who fears donating a kidney. “God gave us two but you only need one. So, I can’t jump up and down enough to say, ‘Share your Spare.’” Jose Mercado hopes someone is listening. A recent chat with the two advocates for living donations is a study in contrasts.…

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SEEING IT THROUGH

SEEING IT THROUGH — Kenton alderman and business owner Wade Simpson (left) discusses the condemned historic building in downtown Kenton as it was demolished on Monday with Kenton city workers and Kenton Mayor Danny Jowers (right). According to Jowers, the building was initially a bank, but later served as Kenton’s City Hall before being sold…

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DOUBLE DUTY

DOUBLE DUTY — Kaleigh Wagner, daughter of Joe and Stephanie Wagner of Troy, was crowned homecoming queen during festivities at Obion County Central High School’s football game Friday night in Troy. However, her royal role did not keep her from fulfilling her duties as field commander of the marching band, as she took her place…

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AT THE TOP

AT THE TOP — Firefighters Sammy Morris Sr. (left) and Justin McMaster, both of the Rives Volunteer Fire Department, took a short rest to catch their breaths in the Tower at Discovery Park of America before they resumed the 9/11 Memorial Climb at midday Saturday. They were among 43 firefighters from across the area who…

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