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From Mayor Olen Parker
On April 02 we will have two separate functions related to the 10th Anniversary of the April 02, 2006 Tornado which came through Dyer County and the Newbern Area.
The first will be a Dedication of the Complete Newbern Elementary School Safe Room. This will take place inside the facility at 2:00 pm.
The second will be a candle lighting vigil which will take place at 7:15 pm at the Depot Dock Pavilion.
We ask the public to attend both. We want to request all those that were involved in the rescue operations to also attend. We have asked representatives of the families to return to take place in this remembrance.
NEWBERN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
Date: February 16, 2016
The Newbern Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session in the Board Meeting Room at the Newbern Municipal Building. Mayor Olen K. Parker presiding. Aldermen present were Vice Mayor John Flatt, Robert Hart, Justin Wright, Daniel Watson, Kirby Ogden and Bradley Rogers. Also present were City Recorder Jason Roberts, Office Manager Cindy Reed, Chief of Operations Jim Richards and Police Chief Red Barnes.
This information being taken from a book written by Arahwana Hendren Ridens named the Dyer County and Newbern Tennessee, A history of the 39 earliest families in Dyer County. Part of this information was extracted from this publication, along with other documents and related stories and oral family histories. We continue with the entries of the McCorkle Diaries and what was entered about the from his perspective as a Newbern business owner. We pick up late in the year of 1883 and continue from our March 2016 issue.
The Library wants to thank you for coming for the Easter Egg Hunt! Over 5,000 eggs were hunted that day, and children were able to enjoy games and even a bouncy house. The Easter Bunny made his rounds, interacted with the children and posed for pictures. Mayor Olen Parker had the honor of announcing the start of the hunt for each age group
The GFWC of TN Newbern Woman's Club, and the Newbern Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 310 East Main, Newbern will be serving lunch every 3rd Tuesday of the each month from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This will be free to all senior citizens and everyone is invited to attend for a donation. Donations help finance the “Reverend George Butter Memorial Food Pantry"
The next Dinner will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
COME JOIN US!
On Saturday, April 2nd, the Newbern Depot Museum will be a part of the 10th anniversary of remembering the 16 tornado victims, from the night of April 2, 2006. A candle light vigil is planned to start at 7:15 pm, with the lighting of 16 candles on the dock next to the depot, about 7:30 pm. The public is invited, and encouraged to bring battery operated candles of their own to the service.