Local kids look to tackle obstacles

By Christian Ashlar Press Reporter Riding around Martin on a BMX bicycle can, according to four young boys, get pretty boring. Morgan Scherfel, one of four bored youngsters, decided to do something about this. His friends, Aiden Long, 12 years old; Chris Presepio, 13; and Memphis Riggs, 12, went along with him. Scherfel had the…

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Dwayne Finley

Dwayne “Red” Allen Finley, age 65, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at West Tennessee Volunteer Hospital in Martin. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at press time. Online tributes may be left at murphyfuneralhome.net.

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Charles Smith

Charles L. Smith, age 89, of Dresden, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the Weakley County Rehab & Nursing Center in Dresden. Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Cemetery in Dresden with Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held from noon-2:30 p.m. at the…

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Westview students become publishers on a mission

By Karen Campbell Special to The Press A contemporary issues class at Westview took a dramatic turn when the topic of children’s literacy rates came up. As a result, 14 students became authors and publishers. Lindsey Stover, now in her third year of teaching, brought the new class to the school. Children’s literacy rates intrigued…

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MES students take the stage, presenting ‘Seussical, Jr.’

Martin Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students will unlock the imaginations of Weakley County citizens when they bring the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird, the Whos in Whoville and other Seuss favorites to life with their production of “Seussical JR.,” it was announced last week by the Cat…

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Local family has long tradition of military service

By Sabrina Bates News Producer While military service “isn’t for everyone,” the family of Larry Clark of Martin has a long history of service to this country. Clark began his service in the United States Air Force Oct. 24, 1967. For Clark, he found service in the Air Force to be a way of life…

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CHIMES TIME

CHIMES TIME — Chimes for Charity secretary Stacy Hogan took a food basket application over the phone as she manned the charitable organization’s phone line last week. The Chimes office officially opened for the season a week ago and will remain open through Friday to accept applications for baskets which will be delivered to families…

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VETERANS VISIT

VETERANS VISIT — Lake Road Elementary School students Aubrey Davidson (left), a kindergartner, and Ally Davidson, a third-grader, enjoyed a visit with their father, U.S. Navy veteran Shad Davidson of Mayfield, Ky., during the school’s annual Veterans Day breakfast this morning. Davidson served in the Navy from 1991 to 2003 and was a machinist’s mate…

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Larry Matheny

Larry Dale Matheny, 65, of Troy died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at his residence. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at White-Mahon Funeral Home in Troy, with Bro. Phillip Senn and Bro. Mike Autry officiating. Burial will follow in Obion Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lanny Stewart, Shane Matheny, Josh Matheny, David Matheny,…

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Earl Sumner

Earl Sumner, age 90, of Dresden, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City. Service was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bible Union Baptist Church in Martin with Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel I Dresden in charge of the arrangements. Online tributes may be left at www.bowlinfuneralhome.com.

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