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Union City Council honors Mrs. Eskew, Miss Fussell

Union City Council honors Mrs. Eskew, Miss Fussell
Union City Council honors Mrs. Eskew, Miss Fussell | Union City council
Associate Editor
Union City council members honored one of their own and an outstanding basketball player at Tuesday night’s meeting.
Mayor Terry Hailey recognized councilman Dianne Eskew, who is a recipient for the African American Legacy Award.
Mrs. Eskew has served on the city council and on the Municipal-Regional Planning Commission for 10 years. She is secretary at Brown Chapel AME Church in Union City and serves on many committees within the church. She is also a member of the NAACP.
A nurse by profession, she has served the community by giving injections and checking blood pressures and holding blood pressure clinics. She has also organized youth seminars on sexual abuse, AIDS awareness and STDs among teenagers.
When honoring Mrs. Eskew, Hailey said she “has made consistent contributions to the City of Union City and surrounding community.”
“Dianne has been there to meet the needs and challenges of her community, caring and sharing her guidance and love to enrich our City and make it a better place for all,” he said.
Hailey and the council also recognized Obion County Central High School basketball standout Chassidy Fussell for winning Class 2A’s Miss Basketball Award for the state of Tennessee.
Hailey said “this community, Union City and Obion County, are exceedingly proud” of this young lady.
He said it was her exemplary character, good sportsmanship and scoring record, along with a description from her coach as being “the most driven and hardest working player I’ve ever been around” that contributed to this prestigious award being presented to her in Murfreesboro after the state tournament.
Hailey continued that while accepting the well-deserved award, “she displayed this character by not taking all the credit, but acknowledging her teammates as instrumental in contributing to her quest to be the best.”
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Published in The Messenger 4.7.10

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