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‘SPECIAL’ SMILE

‘SPECIAL’ SMILE — Special Olympics competitor Emily Richardson hugged Kiwanis Club member Joe Ward as she celebrated her success in the standing long jump during the Obion County games Saturday morning on the Union City High School campus. The annual games drew about 40 adults who participated in track and field events that included standing…

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Today In History … Lincoln dies from an assassin’s bullet

Lincoln dies from an assassin’s bullet President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, dies from an assassin’s bullet. Shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington the night before, Lincoln lived for nine hours before succumbing to the severe head wound he sustained. Lincoln’s death came just after the surrender…

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LFN supports Global Youth Service Day

The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network is inviting the community to participate in an event this weekend designed to bring youth to the forefront of their communities with food projects. The Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebration will take place all weekend beginning Friday through Sunday. GYSD is the largest youth service and civic action event in…

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National Pet Day is April 11

By Lauren Taylor For humans, pets are only there for a part of the human’s life. But for pets, humans are there for the pet’s entire life. “Many people believe that humans are superior to animals, but is that really true? We’re not able to come close to possessing the pure and perfect unconditional love that…

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AND THE WINNER IS …

AND THE WINNER IS … — Ben Parker of the Reelfoot Lake area, who took this image of his daughter, Avie Lee Parker, with his iPhone, has been selected as The Messenger’s March photo contest winner. Avie is also the daughter of Julie Parker. The Messenger is currently accepting entries for the April contest. The…

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ON DISPLAY

ON DISPLAY — “Flowers in Baskets and Pots,” quilted by Nancy Isabel “Nannie” Hendricks when she lived in Obion County and dated between 1861-1862, is on display at the Tennessee State Museum for its current exhibition, “Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts.” The exhibit runs through July 7.

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SHARE INTEREST

SHARE INTEREST — Brothers Mike Powell (left) and Ron Powell, both of Union City, were dressed in their Civil War attire Saturday to share information about the war with visitors to Discovery Park of America’s Civil War Days and Military Living History event on Saturday.

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TIME WARP

TIME WARP — Chris Slater (left) and Joe Slater (second from left), both of Lebanon, spent a few minutes outside on the Great Lawn at Discovery Park of America Saturday morning with Civil War re-enactors who were there for military weekend events. Chris Slater told the group when he started re-enacting, he was going to…

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Weakley Children Receive Hanging Gardens

By Karen Campbell Children across the county will soon have visible evidence of “how a garden grows” as the Weakley County Women’s Farm Bureau completed installing hanging gardens in six daycares and one school last week. Terri Brundige, the group’s chair, reports the project is the first of its kind and the largest in scale…

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NRMI Students Explore New Cultures

By Karen Campbell Visits to a bullfighting ring and palace, flamenco dancing, soccer and lots of tasty food make for a good trip to Spain. Add in an additional stop in Morocco, with not one of the 12 in the traveling group able to speak the language, the opportunity to visit a mountain village and eat…

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