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Ambulance Decision Shifted to Full Commission

Selecting an ambulance service provider for 2019 was on the agenda for the public safety committee meeting on Tuesday morning, but no decision was reached. Member David Hawks invited members to comment on their choice and the reason for it before a vote was taken, but he was the only one who seemed willing to…

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Sharon Second-Graders Watch Garden Grow

Give a 7 or 8-year-old a chance to play in the dirt. Tick off learning objectives in science, math, reading, and social studies. Make learning kinesthetic to increase retention of facts learned. Help children meet needs in their community. Add in opportunities to produce wonder and a few giggles and you’ve got a great rationale…

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THEY ‘CAN’ DO IT

THEY ‘CAN’ DO IT — Wyatt Gantt (left) and Libby Carman, members of the Hillcrest PLUS CanStruction team, worked on stacking cans for their “What So Proudly We Give” structure at Discovery Park of America’s second annual CanStruction competition on Friday. The team won the Structural Ingenuity award. Other winners included Project Homeschool, a Gibson…

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HELPING OUT

HELPING OUT — Back in September, Hurricane Florence ripped through North Carolina, and Union City Elementary School students wanted to do something to help out. They collected donated backpacks and school supplies, and those materials are to be shipped to Lumberton (N.C.) this weekend to aid several displaced schools and their students. Among those participating…

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AND THE WINNER IS …

AND THE WINNER IS … Leona Parks of Union City, who submitted her “Zinnias with a Touch of Monarch” image, is The Messenger’s October photo contest winner. She used a Canon 5d Mk3 camera with a 24-70 lens to take the photograph in her front yard. The Messenger is currently accepting entries for the November…

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TRICK OR TREAT

TRICK OR TREAT — Things got very scary in downtown Union City Tuesday afternoon when hoards of little ghosts and goblins flocked to the community trick-or-treat event presented by Main Street-Union City. With a line of trick-or-treaters as far as the eye could see, several Main Street business owners passed out candy Tuesday afternoon. Marty…

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CLOSE TO HOME

CLOSE TO HOME — Anna Heisse Edwards (front) was joined at The Wall That Heals in Paducah, Ky., Thursday by (continuing counter clockwise) Debra Severns, David Severns (partially hidden) and Magnolia Place Assisted Living Center program director Rana Buchanan in watching Joe Kimbel of Mayfield, Ky., make a rubbing for Ms. Edwards of her father’s…

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SPREADING THE LOVE

SPREADING THE LOVE — Two men carrying a cross down the sidewalk of Reelfoot Avenue drew the attention of many passersby traveling the busy thoroughfare through town Friday morning. The two men, who wished to only be identified by their first names, Blake (left) of Dyer and Jason of Dyersburg, met a few weeks ago…

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SUSPECT ARRAIGNED

SUSPECT ARRAIGNED — Thomas Christopher Morton of Union City stood before the judge Monday afternoon in the courtroom at the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex for arraignment on charges of criminal homicide, especially aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence. The charges stem from the death of 43-year-old Pedro Ernesto Arriaga, who was found dead Oct.…

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REMEMBERING OTHERS

REMEMBERING OTHERS — When it comes to a diagnosis of dementia, most people — both the patients and their family members — are left scared, confused and with no idea where to turn. For those who reside in Obion, Lake and Weakley counties, there is the Forget Me Not Foundation. It is a support group…

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