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Senator Delores Gresham makes annual stop in Brownsville By Calvin Carter Staff Writer The Brownsville Haywood County Chamber of Commerce filled up early Friday, April 8, during the morning hours. While dining on various breakfast items and sipping on orange juice and coffee, community leaders, business people and residents got the chance to listen and speak with Senator Delores Gresham (R). Gresham is over District 26, which includes Haywood County, and also serves on the Senate Education Committee as chair. The retired U.S. Marines Lt. Col. took an opportunity to briefly thank Haywood County for their support of her. “Let me thank you once again for allowing me to do this job. Obviously, I can’t do it without you, and I so appreciate the trust you put into me to do this,” Gresham said. “I can tell you it’s one of the most challenging, frustrating but rewarding jobs I’ve ever had. And it was a good thing I went through 20 years of Marines cause otherwise, I’m not sure I could have done this.” While Gresham enjoys working on the hill for her district, the senator did note her fond memories for hitting the campaign trail. “It is a joyful burden to do this cause I can tell you that when I first ran three and a half years ago, it was a joy to campaign,” she said. “I love campaigning probably more than anything cause what better excuse do you have to go up to somebody, shake

Senator Delores Gresham their hands and go ‘Hi, how are you? What do you do?’ I just had the best time.” Before fielding a few questions from the big crowd, Gresham used her time to openly reflect on some of the changes that have occurred State Legislation, as well as touch on the change in governors. “I kind of grew up in the legislation with Governor [Phil] Bredesen, and so you know, it’s like family,” she noted. “You get to know the strengths and weaknesses of your family members of the company you work and then you get to finding a method

of dealing with whatever problems you both have to solve. You somehow find a compromise to that person’s strength and weaknesses and yours so finally find a comfort zone…I learned how to do that with one governor and that was Governor Bredesen.” “But now we have a new governor. And not withstanding the fact that he’s the titular head of my party, it’s a whole new kind of relationship that we have with this governor,” she continued. “So it’s a fascinating transition to have go through.” Gresham also touched on how the party dynamic with

legislation has drastically changed as well. Democrats are having to adjust with being the minority and republicans are having to adjust to being the majority, Gresham noted. Yet despite these adjustments, both parties are determined to figure out how to best serve the public, she added. “There’s this just constant fluid dynamic of people trying to figure out the best way to serve you, which is how it’s supposed to be, but by trying to establish a relationship that causes them to work with each other, whether they’re a D or an R,” she said. Shortly after she spoke, the

senator fielded a variety of questions that ranged from the effect of the tenure bill for teachers to why funds for construction for the West Tennessee Solar Farm haven’t been allocated. Gresham also touched on developments with the Senate Education Committee, which she said, is working to provide a “world-class education for the state.” The attempt will not come with comfort, she added. “It’s not going to be easy for people,” she said. “People are not going to be comfortable, and maybe that’s a good thing.”

School board discusses high school renovation funds Planned renovation at Haywood High was a topic of interest, as was the discussion of seeking more state energy efficient funds for the project, at the Haywood County School Board’s April 12 meeting. Board members also approved several out-of-state trips for HHS students, approved the adoption of math textbooks and several budget amendments and made one change to next year’s calendar. It was an addendum to the original agenda,

but requesting more energy efficient funds at zero percent interest proved to be a most important point of discussion at the school board’s meeting. Superintendent Marlon King received approval from board members to request the county to amend the energy efficient loan application from $1 million up to $2 million at zero percent interest rate with schools making an annual payment of $100,000 for 10 years. The history on this

is that the board voted last May to request the county to help them find the funds to complete some sorely needed renovations on the schools – mostly Haywood High. Even though the estimate for the renovations was about $5 million, the county proposed to borrow $3 million and requested annually that the schools pay $100,000, the city $100,000 and the county would pay $52,000 annually over a 10-year period to pay off the bond issue. The schools

Jelks sentenced to 30 years Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, recently announced the conclusion of the case of Felix Jelks, who was arrested on drug charges in Texas.

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According to Stanton, United States District Court Jude J. Daniel Breen sentenced Jelks to 360 months or 30 years in prison, following a guilty plea Jelks gave November 17, 2009. Jelks admitted to conspiring to distribute approximately 500 grams of cocaine. According to a release from the Department of Justice: “The evidence presented at sentencing showed that Jelks was involved in a largescale drug trafficking operation in which he obtained large quantities of cocaine from Houston, Texas. When Royce City, Texas police officers arrested Jelks, they found in his possession 2.1 kilograms of cocaine and $205,110.” Jelks admitted to officers that he would travel to Texas to obtain cocaine that he would then distribute in Brownsville.

The release went on to say that Jelk’s sentence was “enhanced” due to him acting as an “organizer, leader, manager or supervisor in a criminal activity and because he obstructed justice by committing perjury during a hearing to withdraw his guilty plea.” Assistant United States Attorney Jerry Kitchen prosecuted the case for the U.S. The case was investigated by the Jackson and Dallas Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); the Jackson Division of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Gang Unit of the Jackson, Tennessee Police Department; the Royce City, Texas Police Department; and the Greenville Texas Police Department.

agreed to their part of it. Then in November, King asked the county commission to apply for a $1 million interestfree energy savings loan from the state as part of the renovation package financing. They agreed. Now more of that money may be available, which will save the county money on interest, thus explaining the request to the county to increase the loan amount to the state to up to $2 million. King said that acceptance of this revised loan is contingent upon the County Commission accepting the revised loan amount; otherwise, the current application of $1 million at zero

percent interest as vote for and approved with the county’s acceptance would remain in effect. Haywood Schools Director of Federal Funds and County Commissioner Jerry Smith asked the board if the total amount will be used to increase energy efficiency. Haywood Schools CFO Vincent Harvell said that the HVAC (heat and air units) will cost around $2.4 million. HHS construction teacher and professional Kenneth Emerson is working on behalf of the schools with the engineers and architects on the high school renovations, and he presented to those attending the meeting the drawing

and proposed plan for the school that will hopefully be completed by May 2012. In the plans, the renovations will begin this summer. In other business, board members approved trips for the HHS JROTC drill team to compete in Oxford, Mississippi; the HHS Gospel Choir to travel to St. Louis, Mo., for a competition; and the Show Choir to travel to New York in the spring of 2012. The board also approved a change to next year’s calendar to move the TCAP testing from April 30-May 4 to April 23-27. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m.

Eastside teacher cited with contributing to delinquency of minor

Jimmy Duvall By Calvin Carter Staff Writer An Eastside Elementary teacher got in trouble with

authorities due to providing alcohol to a couple of juveniles. According to a press release from the Brownsville Police, on April 6, at approximately 8:45 p.m., BPD authorities charged Jimmy Duvall, age 29, of the 300 block of North Bond Avenue with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, involving alcohol. Authorities said that the incident occurred at his residence, where they believed two juveniles had been

drinking. The two juveniles involved have been charged with Unlawful Consumption, Authorities said. Duvall was not arrested but was cited to appear in General Sessions Court on April 26, 2011. Despite multiple attempts to reach them, the Haywood County Board of Education could not be reached for comment as of press time, and they did not return phone calls from the media.

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Outlaw-Clark Elected to TAM Board of Directors Seventeen West Tennessee museum professionals joined others from across the state for the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) annual conference. This year’s event was held in Johnson City, March 23-25. During the annual business meeting, Sonia Outlaw-Clark, director of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, was elected to a two year term on the TAM Board of Directors as an At Large Representative for West Tennessee. Other West Tennessee representatives elected to serve on the board were Deborah Shaw Laman, Casey Jones Museum in Jackson, and Jacob Shock, Museum of Biblical History in Collierville. The purpose of TAM is to encourage and improve the practices of museums in the state, to stimulate public interest and promote the exchange of ideas among museums and museum professionals while preserving Tennessee’s cultural, historical and scientific heritage. To learn more about TAM, visit www. tnmuseums.org.

Seventeen West Tennessee museum professionals traveled to Johnson City, Tenn., March 23-25, to attend the Tennessee Association of Museums annual conference. Pictured are: (seated, from left) Nancy Bassett, Collierville, Dian McGuire, Lexington, Barbara Andrews, Memphis, and Norma Steele, Paris; (standing, from left) Tracy Lauritzen Wright, Memphis, Don Bassett, Collierville, Wanda Conger, Parsons, Bill Hickerson, Humboldt, Branson Townsend, Parsons, Renee Moss, Adamsville, Bill Cloar, Dyersburg, Joyce Riddell, Lexington, Danny Walden, Dyersburg, Suzy Herron, Paris, Polly Brasher, Union City, Jestein Lamey, Memphis, and Sonia Outlaw-Clark, Brownsville.

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City Mayor signs proclamation for Exchange Club

Sonia Castellaw, pictured with Sonny Howse and Mark Dyer was installed as the newest member of the Brownsville Rotary Club during their April 15 meeting.

Colonel William J. Taylor retires Colonel William J. Taylor (Jeff Taylor, Haywood High School class of 1979) retired from the U.S. Air Force on March 25 at Hurlburt Field Florida after 31 years of military service. Brigadier General Eugene Haase presided over the retirement ceremony. In attendance were Col. Taylor’s wife Kim, son Austin, daughter Lauren, parents Jerry and Ruth Taylor, nephew Ayden Taylor, and approximately 100 guests. Col. Taylor was awarded the Legion of Merit medal and is accepting a Civil Service position at U.S. Special Operations Command headquarters in Tampa Florida.

Brownsville Mayor Jo Matherne made a special appearance during the Brownsville Exchange Club’s regular meeting last Wednesday in the Brownsville Haywood County Chamber of Commerce. The city mayor signed a proclamation celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the National Exchange Club, which took place in late March in 1911.

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Busy season for City, Board approves low bids By Calvin Carter Staff Writer If one could take anything away from the Tuesday, April 12, City Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, it’s that spring will prove to be a busy time for the city. The city voted in a plethora of roadblock and parade permits during the meeting. Some of the events voted on included a special high school graduation block party, Cinco de Mayo event, Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center parade and a picnic barbecue from the Nola Walker Bond Scholarship Fund. Yet switching gears, the city also voted in two resolutions that award low bidders on upcoming construction projects. Resolution # 812 will have the city award a construction contract for energy efficiency conservation block grant (EECBG) for lighting upgrades to Jack Hornsby Electric, Inc. The Jackson based

company’s bid was $97,964 and will them make energy efficient changes to the lighting at Brownsville City Hall, the Public Works Warehouse and the Delta Heritage Center. With architectural/ engineering services and grant administration/ environmental review fees, the project will cost a total of $122,454. $100,000 of that will be paid by the grant with the city having to pay only $22,454. Resolution # 813 approved a low bid to expand utilities across I-40 and to approve expenditures. Miller Contractors Inc. won the bid with the amount of $464,183.77. The city will be paying this amount without the assistance of any type of grant, yet mayor Matherne assured the public that these are funds that the city does in fact already have. In other board news, there will be one major change going on with the City Public Works

department. Residents who need major items picked up like old furniture on the side or anything that requires the city’s Knuckleboom, will have to go along with a new schedule. Beginning May 1, the Knuckleboom truck will travel to Ward 1 that Monday and Tuesday. It will then hit the following wards each following week on Mondays and Tuesdays. Also the cut off time for putting leaves on the street was April 1. Work on the pedestrian walkways around the courthouse is scheduled to begin on May 9, Matherne announced to the board. There is a contract for the construction to be finished in 90 days. Wagner General Contractors will work on the project. And finally, TVA’s bill for February 2011 was $1,191,053.31. This month the average residential electric bill will have an increase of approximately 2.2 percent.

Applications now being accepted for energy assistance Southwest Human Resource Agency is now accepting applications for energy assistance to assist low-income families with utility costs through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The designated intake dates are April 1-29. An applicant may receive assistance only once during the fiscal year. If you have not received assistance since July 1, 2010, then you are eligible to apply. Applications are being taken at the SWHRA Community Service Centers in Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Madison,

and McNairy Counties. Applicants must provide current proof of income, documentation of social security numbers for every member of household, an electric stub and/or a natural gas stub, and proof of any other energy costs within the past 12 months. Call the SWHRA Community Service Center in your county to schedule an appointment. Applications for LIHEAP Crisis Assistance are also being accepted. No appointment is necessary. To qualify for crisis assistance, the low-income household must contain an elderly or disabled member, or a child less than six years

of age, or be experiencing an uncontrollable circumstance. A shut off notice along with a regular bill must also be provided for electric or natural gas, or have a lack of home delivered fuels. SWHRA will ensure that no person on the basis of handicap, race, color, religion, sex, age or national origin will be excluded from participation in, or be denied benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in the operation of the LIHEAP program. This program is funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

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On the Agenda Brownsville City Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month – 5:30 p.m. Brownsville City Planning Commission 4th Thursday of each month – 4 p.m. Brownsville Historic Zoning Commission Third Thursday of every month - 4 p.m. Brownsville City Court Room Brownsville Utility Board 1st Tuesday – 5 p.m. at the Utility Office Haywood County Commission Meeting 3rd Monday of every month – 7 p.m. Haywood County Election Commission 2nd Thursday of the month – 5:30 p.m. in the election office Haywood County Planning Commission 2nd Thursday of every month - 7 p.m. Haywood County School Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of every month – 7 p.m. Stanton Planning Commission Meeting 3rd Thursday of the month – 7 p.m. Stanton Town Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month – 7 p.m. Tennessee Driver License Service County Clerk, Sonya Castellaw issues Tennessee Driving License and ID renewals and duplicates Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone: 772-2362

Herbies Heroes Pageant The Herbie’s Heroes Pageant, the 4th annual pageant to benefit the Brownsville Humane Society, will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 1:00 at the Ann Marks Performing Arts Center. The pageant is open to all girls from birth-21 years of age. The entry fee is $35 prepaid or $45 at the door. Those who raise money for the Humane Society may be eligible for free entry and wonderful prizes. For more information or an entry form, contact Linda Timbes at 731-661-0925 or Karley Bond at 731-616-5350. All proceeds from the event will be given to the Humane Society.

Haywood County Democratic Women to meet The Haywood County Democratic Women will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 19, at 6 p.m. at Brownsville City Hall. Everyone is invited to attend. For additional information, please contact Johnnie Boyd at 731-772-3776.

Free meal opportunities for children 18 and under Brownsville/Haywood County Parks & Recreation Department announces its sponsorship of the 2011 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be provided to all children 18 and under, without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. Any and all persons interested in participating may call the Parks & Recreation Office at (731) 7726693 or come by 100 Boyd Avenue for more information.

Southwest HRA Southwest HRA will be distributing commodities on Thursday, May 5, from 8a.m. to noon at the National Guard Armory. There will also be a commodity distribution at the Douglas Community Center. You must have your commodity sheet at time of pick up. No commodity sheets will be issued on the day of distribution.

Carver High Alumni Dunbar – HCT – Carver High Alumni Brownsville Chapter will hold their regular meeting on Monday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. in Carver Cafeteria. All members are asked to be present, and interested persons are invited to attend. Calvin Hawkins is the organization’s president.

TWF Position Statement on HB1112/SB1568 “The White-tailed Deer Breeding and Farming Act” The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation has voted unanimously to vigorously oppose the White-tailed Deer Breeding and Farming Act (HB1112/SB1568) that has been introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly. Aside from the ethical concerns and public stigma surrounding shooting captive animals that have been bred, bought, and sold for “canned” hunts, the well-documented risk of disease associated with captive cervid populations represents a potentially devastating threat to our abundant natural herds of white-tailed deer, as well as to our state’s domestic livestock and, arguably, to humans. Federal and state agencies, universities and private organizations across the nation have spent hundreds of millions of dollars studying and fighting Chronic Wasting Disease, bovine tuberculosis, and other fatal diseases that have been discovered in captive cervids and in wild deer and elk populations near captive cervid facilities. Hunting, photographing, and watching wildlife in Tennessee provide hundreds of millions of dollars annually to Tennessee’s economy. Through TWF’s Hunters for the Hungry program, Tennessee deer hunters and processors provide hundreds of thousands of meals each year through venison donations. Our white-tailed deer herd – nearly extinct a half-century ago – is as healthy as it’s ever been in recorded history. The restoration of

our native wild elk population has been a nationally celebrated success. TWF is proud to join with numerous conservation organizations, and countless veterinarians, wildlife biologists, communicable disease specialists, hunters, and wildlife lovers in voicing our opposition to legislation that would represent an unnecessary and potentially irresponsible risk to our state’s priceless

natural resources. We respectfully request that responsible members of the Legislature and others with a serious concern about the potentially devastating impacts of this business review the many research materials available at our website, www.tnwf.org, before taking a final position on captive deer farming in Tennessee.

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Guess who’s coming to town? Addie Mae Owens. She will be celebrating her 85th birthday. She will be visiting the Brownsville Senior Center on Friday, April 15th. On Sunday, she will be attending Jefferson Street Church of Christ followed by lunch at Brownsville Family Restaurant. If your schedule permits, family and friends are welcome to stop by and visit.

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Red Velvet Cake The Continuing Saga (Part II) My three little girls, unconcerned that I had covered the entire kitchen with drips and dribbles of red velvet cake batter to make them, dug into the cupcakes and didn’t even mind the underdone centers. They didn’t eat them either; they just ate around them, getting semi-cooked batter all over their fingers and faces in the process. As they did, I set about using the rest of the batter to make the “cookie” part of the whoopie pies. That’s why I didn’t notice when Sarah, the two-year-old, dropped her cupcake in her lap. And I sure didn’t notice when she picked it up and dropped it again in the seat of the canebottomed chair in which she was sitting. So I had no idea she was trying to wipe it off the chair with her hands, which she then dried on her dress. I was busy at the time dropping spoonfuls of batter onto a cookie sheet, 12 perfectly round circles of bright red batter, enough for six whoopie pies, two for each girl. As I did, I wondered again about the thinness of the batter, but I wasn’t worried. I should have been. When I looked at them after five minutes, instead of three rows of four circles of cake/ cookies there were three very wide, very thin bars of, well, something. When I finally took them out of the oven, I separated them so I still had 12 “cookies” but they were no longer round. That, however, was not the problem. The problem was that they were too soft. Even though they were only a quarter of an inch thick, they were soft like cake. They were way too soft. “I’ll just leave them on the pan,” I said to myself. “They’ll harden right up.” It was about that time their mother, who had reappeared in the kitchen

without my being aware of it, noticed the batter on Sarah’s seat, not to mention all over Sarah. “Oh, Sarah,” she said, whisking her up to the bathroom sink, and then to me, “It’ll never come out of that chair.” Fortunately, she thought it more important to get Sarah’s dress into some sort of pre soak solution than to do bodily harm to me at the time, so while she was cleaning Sarah up I cleaned up the chair, which, due to the cupcake being undercooked, was no piece of cake. “Your daddy did a terrible thing,” she said to the girls when she returned. “He brought a cake mix into the house.” Then even my daughter Grace turned on me, hauling out a cookbook from the Biltmore Estate. “You don’t have to use a mix Daddy. There’s a recipe for red velvet cake right in this book. Use it next time,” she said helpfully. I decided it would be a good time for me to go out and prune the roses, so I did, coming back into the house just before lunch. I decided I would make the whoopie pies then, to give the girls for dessert, but they were still too soft, even though I had put them on a rack to cool and stiffen up. “Well,” I thought, “I’ll just toast them a little to firm them up.” I popped the rack with the 12 squares of cookie/cake things into the oven and turned on the broiler. That’s when there was a knock at the door. It turned out to be a man who had just gotten out of prison who wanted to come by just to say hello. (You make all kinds of friends in my business.) When I came back into the kitchen a few minutes later I had forgotten completely about the cookies in the oven. Of course it was Rhonda, my lovely young wife, who smelled them

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first. “What’s burning?” she said with alarm. “Do you have something in the oven?” “Oh, no!” I said, running over to the oven and opening the door to a gust of smoky air. “They’re not red anymore,” one of my observant young daughters said. “They’re black!” And so they were, and still, unbelievably, too soft. “I’m going to give the girls their lunch on the porch,” Rhonda said, shaking her head. While they were eating, I decided to salvage what I could by frosting three more cupcakes and taking them out on a plate for their dessert. I then decided I would still be better off in the yard, so I went out to rake leaves. About 20 minutes later my wife walked out shaking her head. “You want to hear the latest chapter of the red velvet saga?” she asked. “Go on,” I said with resignation. “Well,” she says, “Sarah [our two-year-old] didn’t eat her cupcake on the porch. She slipped into the house with it still on the plate. She got as far as the kitchen with it, and just as I was saying, ‘Be careful that you don’t let that cupcake . . . just as I got the word ‘fall’ out of my mouth, it did, onto the floor.’ “Well, then Stella [our black and white hybrid dog] raced over and started eating the cupcake, and Sarah started crying, so I shooed Stella away, and before I could stop her, Sarah stepped in it, and apparently deciding half a cupcake was better than none, reached down, scooped a handful out of her toes and put it in her mouth.” “This never happens to Martha Stewart, does it?” I said, trying for a little humor. “No,” she said ruefully, “all she had to do was go to prison.”

Their Pain, My Gain “I heard it was darker than their last album.” It was an intriguing sentence that resulted from a conversation covering a band we both loved. The nitty gritty of who that band isn’t really that important to know for this column—can’t give away all my secrets—but what can be known is the lead singer and primary songwriter of the band had experienced numerous pitfalls the past few years. Some, like typical rock stars, the divorce scene was, of course, common. Others, like being randomly ganged up and beat to the point of hospitalization, perhaps aren’t really that common. But with the difficult hand dealt to him, it would make sense that this batch of songs were not going to be played anytime soon at a carnival. “Good, I didn’t really dig their last one, and when they’re hurt or angry, they tend to write some of the best songs,” I replied. Wow, looking back, that is probably the kind of statement some heartless music critic says. Perhaps it is, but it’s not as if any ill will is

wished against him. In fact, really, I felt pretty bad for the guy and his troubles. Yet, I’d be lying to myself if the prospect of new songs from those troubles didn’t cause a twinkle in my eyes. There’s the belief that great art can result from the pains of life. Looking at all the tortured artists I’ve admired through music, film and books, I believe it. And given the success that’s followed these tortured and pain stricken artists, I’m definitely not the only one. It brings to mind this time when I inquired about what my mom thought about a recent Mary J. Blige album. Her response: “Eh, it’s not as good as her older stuff. She’s too happy now.” Again that probably seems like a heartless thing to say. “How dare this person be happy in their lives and affect their music thusly. Go back to being miserable so that I can have more art to appreciate.” And it goes vice versa. How many times have you heard someone say something like “Eh, I didn’t like newest films, they were sadder compared to his earlier stuff.” Why do we do that?

Why do some of us become so turned off when an artist produces art in a completely different emotional set than what we were initially attracted towards? Maybe we hold a high expectation of reaching the same connection through a musician’s or artist’s latest efforts that we did with the initial bait that hooked us in the first place. Think, what we were feeling at the time of being introduced to them? What was going on in our lives when we proclaimed “this” as the greatest artistic achievement known to man? And maybe it just boils down to how we look at life in general. There are those that are constantly as bright as the summer day sun. Others, such as myself, see the glass as half empty, although to be fair, I always believe that the glass is never that far from being refilled. However, it’s also never that far from being drained again either. So what did I think of that particular album? It was actually pretty good, just not their best effort. Oh, it’s hard to please ungrateful fans.

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Dr. and Mrs. Robert Rooks announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Claire, to Andrew Lee Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Phillips and the late Brenda Moore Phillips. Rachel Rooks is the granddaughter of Mrs. Eleanor Rooks and the late Mr. Ned Rooks of Brownsville and Mrs. Betty Myers of Nashville. Drew Phillips is the

grandson of Mrs. Doris Phillips Marsh and the late Mr. George Phillips of Humboldt, the late Mr. and Mrs. John Moore of McMinnville, and Mr. and Mrs. Max Stainbrook of Memphis. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Haywood High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences in 2006 from Mississippi

College in Clinton, Miss. She graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Belmont University in Nashville in 2010. Dr. Rooks is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy with Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, where she works in the acute care setting. The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Haywood High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness in 2006 followed by a Master of Agribusiness Management in 2008 from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss. Mr. Phillips is employed with Farmers Service, Inc. in Columbia, Tenn. Vows will be exchanged May 14, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church in Brownsville at 5 p.m. with a reception to follow at the home of the groom’s family. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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Recently, twin sisters, Jottye Newman and Lottye Floyd celebrated their 90th birthdays together. They are still full of life, fun, and wit. Their plan is to celebrate 100 years together to the delight of all family and friends.

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By Walter Battle As the April showers occur and the weather warms the strong temptation to start removing winter mulches from flower beds begins. University of Tennessee Gardens Director, Dr. Susan Hamilton, advises that mulch should be pulled off gradually as plants show signs of new growth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The purpose of winter mulch is to act as a protector from sudden changes of temperature and chilling winds, so keep in mind that we can still have temperature fluctuations,â&#x20AC;? said Hamilton. Gardeners should acclimatize plants by removing the mulch over a period of days, allowing the light and air to reach the new growth slowly. It is much better to remove the mulch a little later than to remove it too early. In addition to tending outside beds, gardeners should begin transplanting seeds that were started indoors into their finishing containers and give them diluted fertilizer. If you have a greenhouse, take cuttings of â&#x20AC;&#x153;wintered

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grasses as soon as new growth appears. Lawnmowers should be set on the highest height to mow your ivy, vinca, and monkey grass ground covers to remove old foliage. A d d i t i o n a l recommendations include: fertilize pansies, violas and snapdragons that were planted in the fall. This will boost their spring blooming, says Hamilton. Prune semiwoody perennials like Salvia greggii, lavender, sage, artemisia and Careopteris early in spring. Following these simple tips will bring healthy, beautiful spring flowers. For more information, visit the UT Gardens online at http:// u t g a rd e n s . t e n n e s s e e . edu/ Located in Knoxville and Jackson the UT Gardens are a project of the UT Institute of Agriculture. Their mission is to foster appreciation, education and stewardship of plants through garden displays, collections, educational programs and research trials. The UT Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public.

Every March the Senior Center celebrates spring with a crazy hat parade. The participants choose and decorate their own hats as crazily as they can imagine. There were 11 contestants participating including three pre-teen girls. Participants were (from left) front row: Joshulan Brooks, Kayla Crawford, and Bailey Staggs (pre-teen participants); second row: Joyce Hobson, Laverne Currie, and Jewel Overton; and back row: Verneeda Jarrett, Millie Deem, Doris Jernigan, Louise Taylor, and Minnie Bond.

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Obituaries Mr. Jordan Bruce Date of Death - April 6, 2011 Mr. Jordan Bruce, age 94, passed away in the Methodist Fayette Hospital in Somerville, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 9, 2011, in the Lea and Simmons Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Wilson officiating. Entombment followed in Brownsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Mr. Bruce was a lifelong member of the church that he and his father built, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and built the home they have today in Whiteville. He was a charter member of the Brownsville Moose Lodge #2222, joining in 1969. He was honorary past president of the Tennessee Moose Association and honorary past governor of the Brownsville Moose Lodge. Through the years he served on appointed and elected chairs of various degrees. He received his Legion Degree, Fellowship Degree and the highest elevated degree, the Pilgram Degree through Moose International.

Mr. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents: William Henry and Daisy Hill Bruce and three brothers: Herbert Bruce, Horace Bruce and Lester Bruce. He is survived by his wife: Carol Glover Bruce, of Brownsville; one son: Randall Bruce; one daughter: Melanie Barnes (James) one grandson: Dean Barnes all of Olive Branch, Miss.; one brother: Charlie Hill Bruce, of Paris; and a sister in law: Willie Mae Bruce, of Paris. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, c/o Peggy Lewis, 103 Paul Stuart Rd., Whiteville, TN 38075 or Moose Charities, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 605391100.

Ms. Mary Ann Taylor Date of Death - April 10, 2011 Andrew “Andy” Taylor. She is survived by two daughters: Susan Taylor (Michael Herndon) and Mary Taylor Sammons (Jon) both of Brownsville; and two grandchildren: Phillip Taylor and Susan Taylor. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 109 West College St., Brownsville, TN 38012 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Sharolett Allen, Insouth Bank, P.O. Box 879, Brownsville, TN 38012.

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Mr. Tommy Lee Kelly Date of Death - April 8, 2011 2011, in the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Mr. Ronnie Jerald Walton Date of Death - April 11, 2011 Mr. Ronnie Jerald Walton, age 63, passed away in his home on Monday, April 11, 2011. Funeral services were conducted April 13, 2011, in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home. Burial followed in Trinity

Cemetery in Nutbush. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sharolett Allen, Insouth Bank, P.O. Box 879, Brownsville, TN 38012.

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Church News Sponsored by the Brownsville/Haywood Ministerial Alliance April 18 – 22, 2011 Everyone is invited to the Holy Week Services and Luncheons at the following churches: Monday: April 18 – First United Methodist Church, 117 E. Franklin Street; Preacher – Phillip Cook Tuesday: April 19 – First Presbyterian Church, 109 W. College Street; Preacher – Chris McCurdy Wednesday: April 20 – First Baptist Church, 311 E. Jefferson Street; Preacher – Louis Hudson Thursday: April 21 – Poplar Corner Baptist Church, 1010 Boyd Avenue; Preacher – Ricky Reed Friday: April 22 – Brownsville Baptist Church, 5 N. Wilson; Preacher – Bob Connerly The theme for the messages is “The Last Week of Jesus’ Life.” Come and join others during this Easter Season as we worship our living Lord. After the worship service each church will serve lunch meal for $5 per person. The times for the worship service are noon to 12:25 p.m. and lunch will be served from 12:30 – 1 p.m.

Harmony Baptist Fish Fry Fish Fry and Gospel singing this Saturday, April 16, at Harmony Baptist Church on Eurekaton Road. Fish will be ready at 5 p.m. David Smith, The Singing Fireman, will sing around 6 p.m. All proceeds go to help send youth to Centrifuge camp this summer. For more information call 780-2001.

Haywood County Historical Society Visits Poplar Corner Baptist Church The Haywood Co. Historical Society met on Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. at the Poplar Corner Baptist Church. Rev. Tim McFerson related the history of the church. The Brownville Baptist Church decided that a mission church should be established in East Brownsville. The missions committee bought three lots from Mr. B.P. Boyd Sr. Also, the Brownsville Baptist Church bought 1.4 acres. The WMU took a census of the area and invited prospective members to meet with the missions committee. On March 20, 1966, at the first meeting, 20 people attended and approached the project with enthusiasm. On April 6, 1966, Brownsville Baptist Church voted to establish the Poplar Corner Baptist Church Mission. Some of the members were Blackwells, Castellaws, Castlemans, Coburns, Gaters, Gentrys, Simmons, Sills, and Simpsons; they met in the W.O.W. Building while the church was being built. The first minister was Brother Ralph Donnell. Children met in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Castellaw from May 1966 to April 1967. Also, the children met in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alvis Castleman, when the Castellaw children had the mumps. The Missions Committee from Brownsville Baptist Church were the following: A.W. Ferguson, E.D. Thompson, Edwin Stewart, Robert Louis Hughes, Leon Callery, Mrs. Jim English, Mrs. E.R. Mulherin, Mrs. Dick Caraway, Mrs. Moody Castellaw. The planning – survey – building committee was made up of Leon Callery, Dr. D.E. Stewart, A.W. Ferguson, Gene Vaughn, E.D. Thompson, and Bill Walker. The architectural firm of Hart, Freeland, and Roberts. The low bidders were Castellaw and Simpson. Work began in November 1966, and the first worship service in the new building was April 16, 1967. Several of the interim pastors were Rev. Max Cannon, Rev. Eldon Byrd, and Rev. W. Lamar Boothe. In 1968, a Training Union was formed. An educational wing was built in 1968. On July 13, 1969, the mission voted to constitute into a church; on September 28, 1969, before which the Brownsville Baptist Church gave approval, the Poplar Corner Baptist Church was constituted as a church. There have been many additions and renovations in recent years. The church has grown and has prospered in the 21st century. Lynn J. Shaw, president, conducted the business of the Society. After the church history was given, the Rev. McFerson invited members and guests to a reception prepared by the ladies of the church.

In Loving Memory of

Mrs. Willie B. Gause April 14, 1920 - July 16, 2008

You can only have one “Mother,” that was patient, kind and loving. No other friend in the entire world will be the same to you. When other friends would forsake, you would devote all of your loving kindness without asking for anything in return. As we look upon your pictures, sweet memories we do recall, of a face so full of sunshine and a smile meant for one and all. Mother we love you and you will be greatly missed for all your love and kindness. Your daughters, Stella, Florence, & Mary

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Ms. Mary Ann Taylor, age 80, passed away in Jackson Madison County General Hospital on Sunday, April 10, 2011. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, April 12, in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Haywood County. Ms. Taylor was a graduate from the Texas Christian Women’s University. She was preceded in death by her parents: Bill L. Andrews and Virginia Whitehead Andrews and a son: William

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Everyone is invited to attend the Spring Revival at Harmony Baptist Church April 17-20. Dr. Wade Akins will be the evangelist with music under the direction of Mr. Bennie Morrison. Services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday – Wednesday. Bro. Akins will lead a seminar each evening on Sharing Your Faith with Muslims an hour before each evening worship service. Harmony Baptist Church is located on Eurekaton Road in the Hillville Community. For more information call 780-2001.

SUNRISE David Coy

Mementos What should we do with the belongings of a deceased beloved? Is there a place for preserving or keeping the memories of our traumatic loss? Is there ever a wrong approach toward our connection with our past in this regard? These are all good questions that we must face and deal with at some point in our journey with grief. What is too much and where to keep the items is the difficult question to answer. It is important to be able to recognize exactly when and how to focus on this part of your life. The clothing or items that connect us with our past and in particular with our loss are an important connection to our healing and movement forward. How do we know if it is a memento or a hindrance? Sometimes we are not ready to let go of articles that remind us of our loss because they make us feel that period in our life is not forgotten and has importance. All of this is valuable. We usually can identify when we are ready to move certain possessions from a closet or cabinet to a storage room, where they are not forgotten, yet not a crutch that we need to stabilize our progression forward. A historical example is Queen Victoria laying out clothing of Prince Albert for years after his death. As someone has said: when in our current life, we are driving down a road while looking in the rear-view mirror we are not living in the present and planning for the future, but living in our past. Some interpret having photographs and other mementos of the past as unhealthy. This is not the case. In society we have this example in our currency as well as statues that remember and commemorate the past. What makes it unhealthy in our personal life is when we build a shrine that conflicts with our life now in our social development, as well as other areas of functioning. You see we are building a new life and our past should not be alive in our present, but an important memory. This is Sunrise.

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD

KEELING BAPTIST CHURCH

ZION BAPTIST

DANCYVILLE C.M.E. CHURCH

BETHEL SUCCESS

DANCYVILLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD

16675 Hwy 70 West • 731-608-0833

1733 Upper Zion Rd. • 772-4211

3515 Dancyville Rd. • 548-6725

19 N. Court Square • 772-0239

IGLESIA BAUTISTA CRISTO REY

CATHOLIC ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC

DOUGLAS CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH

910 N. Washington Ave. • 772-3514

3659 Stanton - Koko Rd. • 731548-6800

13925 Hwy 76 North

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 700 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-1242

BAPTIST ALLEN BAPTIST

1458 E. Main St. • 772-6024

LONDON BRANCH BAPTIST London Branch Rd. • 772-2283

LOWER SALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST

CHURCH OF CHRIST CHURCH OF CHRIST OF BEECH GROVE

5533 U.S. Hwy. 79 N. • 772-3930

1230 E. Jefferson St. • 772-8027

778 Beech Grove Rd. • 772-3449

ANTIOCH BAPTIST

MACEDONIA BAPTIST

JEFFERSON STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST

8432 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-5682

BETHESDA MISSIONARY BAPTIST 126 Baxter St. • 772-3388

BLUFF CREEK BAPTIST 3480 Dr. Hess Rd. • 772-6433

BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST

103 Macedonia Rd. • 772-4770

MERCER BAPTIST 1201 S. Dupree Ave. • 772-2536

NEW HOPE BAPTIST 586 Bond Ferry Rd. • 772-5616

NEW REVELATION MISSIONARY BAPTIST

673 Brown Creek Rd. • 772-2288

400 Rawls St. • 772-1020

BROWNSVILLE BAPTIST

NEW VISION COMMUNITY

5 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-9753

612 Fulton Rd. • 772-2663

BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY BAPTIST

OAKVIEW BAPTIST

1200 N. Mclemore Ave. • 772-0717

CALVARY BAPTIST

Winfield Lane • 772-3933

PEACEFUL CHAPEL MB 1221 Fairground Rd. 8 772-9473

624 Hatchie St. • 772-0192

CANE CREEK BAPTIST 1904 Cane Creek Road • 772-1033

CHAPEL HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1077 Shaw Loop • 772-4840

1010 Boyd Ave. • 772-0950

SHAW’S CHAPEL BAPTIST

1272 Thornton Rd. • 772-5825

FIRST BAPTIST 311 E. Jefferson St. • 772-1187

1234 E. Jefferson St. • 772-3316

NORTH LAFAYETTE AVENUE CHURCH OF CHRIST 39 N. Lafayette • 731-772-3344

WESTSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 3235 Hwy. 54 W. • 772-3810

STANTON CHURCH OF CHRIST Holland Avenue

STANTON BAPTIST CHURCH

CHURCH OF GOD BROWNSVILLE 1155 Berkley Dr • 772-5531

FELLOWSHIP CHURCH OF GOD ST. JAMES CHURCH OF GODCHRIST 305 W. Thomas St. • 772-0354

CHURCH OF GOD & CHRIST REFUGEE TEMPLE HOLINESS 977 King Ave. • 772-4166

294 Friendship Rd. • 772-8060

HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH 4684 Eurekaton Rd. • 731-254-8746

HAYWOOD BAPTIST ASSN. 126 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-4826

HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST Hickory Grove Haynes Rd. • 772-1259

HOLLY GROVE BAPTIST 8488 Poplar Corner Road • 7722627

ST. PAUL BAPTIST

EPISCOPAL

4270 Hwy. 76 S. • 772-1149

CHRIST EPISCOPAL

UPPER SALEM BAPTIST 81 Coburn Rd. • 772-6538

WILLOW GROVE BAPTIST Jackson Hwy. • 772-4644

MARVIN CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST 588 Marvin Chapel Rd. • 772-6146

CHRIST CHURCH OF BROWNSVILLE

1143 Tammbell St. • 772-8101

ZION TEMPLE

2120 Anderson Ave. • 772-9933

1117 Friendship Rd. • 772-3295

CHRIST TEMPLE APOSTOLIC

PENTECOSTAL HOUSE OF PRAYER

404 E. Cherry St. • 772-0064

CHRISTIAN FAITH TABERNACLE

235 Friendship Rd. • 772-9678

2826 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-7112

CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS 687 Bell St. • 772-5357

FAITH DELIVERANCE 1193 Tamm St. • 772-2236

MT. PLEASANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

FAMILY LIFE FELLOWSHIP

315 Mt. Pleasant Rd • 254- 9518

7720 Hwy. 54 N. • 772-4791

PROSPECT CME

FIRST HOLINESS CHURCH

10010 Hwy. 76 S. • 772-4426

205 E. Jefferson Street

PROSPECT CME #1

GREAT HEIGHTS

2656 Prospect Lane * 772-9070

1274 Thornton Rd. • 779-9689

STANTON UNITED METHODIST

GREATER NEW BIRTH OF CHRIST

115 Covington St. • 234-4914

ST. PETER CME 5519 Fulton Rd. • 772-5008

505 Tyus St. • 772-8247

HOPE OF FAITH 900 S. Grand Ave. • 772-6700

TABERNACLE CME 151 E. Thomas St. • 772-7774

UNION GROVE UNITED METHODIST 8118 Hwy 70 E. • 772-5168

PENTECOSTAL FIRST UNITED PENTECOSTAL 961 Chestnut Grove Rd. • 772-6549

107 Covington Rd. • 548-6015

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST

FIRST UNITED METHODIST

CHURCH OF GOD

3772 Shaw Chapel Rd. • 772-7738

SNIPES GROVE BAPTIST

107 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-3056

117 E. Franklin St. • 772-0365

221 S. Russell St. • 779-9585

POPLAR CORNER BAPTIST

FARMERS CHAPEL CME

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FOR TRUTH

140 N. Washington Ave. • 772-9156

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES KINGDOM HALL - JEHOVAH’S WITNESS

TRUE LOVE TABERNACLE OF PRAISE MINISTRY 1456 E. Main St. • 780-5481

PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 109 W. College St. • 772-2893

1040 Boyd Ave. •-772-6499

OTHER

WOODLAND BAPTIST 885 Woodland Church Rd. • 7725004

METHODIST

BETHEL COMMUNITY CHURCH

BROWNSVILLE DISTRICT UMC

5732 Rudolph Rd.

WOODLAWN BAPTIST

1489 E. Main St. • 772-9882

Brownsville Community MB Church

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Education

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Anderson celebrates National Nutrition Month

Corner Katherine Horn

The Friends of the Elma Ross Public Library needs some assistance. We are very thankful to all those in Brownsville/ Haywood County who are members of the Friends of the Library organization. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that helps support library collections and outreach programs at the library. Friends of the Library are citizens who value the service of public libraries and volunteer to help them. Friends of the Library serve as â&#x20AC;&#x153;connecting linksâ&#x20AC;? between the library and community. They encourage use of the library collections and services. Friends of the Library sponsor occasional meetings (four times a year) featuring guest speakers and audio-visual programs. Friends of the Library raise funds to assist the library in collections and programming. Fundraising events include the yearly membership drive and book sales. While we have done fairly well with the membership drive and book sales, the Friends of the Library are in need of assistance with the governing of the Friends of the Library organization itself. The Friends of the Library needs people willing to volunteer to be on the Friends Board

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which helps plan the Friends events and book sales here at the library. Board meetings occur four times a year, unless more are needed. Can we count on you? Please contact the library at 7729534 or elmarosslibrary@ bellsouth.net if you are interested in becoming a Board Member of the Friends of the Library. Thank you. Now, on to other library news... Toddler Time will be offered on Monday, April 18, at 11 a.m. Please join us for stories, coloring, and a light snack. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to attend. The library will be closed on Friday, April 22, in observance of Good Friday. We hope that everyone has a blessed day. Lunch & Learn will be offered on Wednesday, April 27, at noon. We are still awaiting confirmation about our speaker for this month. As soon as we get confirmation, we will announce who the speaker will be. Please remember to bring a lunch, the library will provide drinks and dessert. Please remember we are in the LAST DAYS to get TAX FORMS from the library. Once the Tax Day deadline passes, we cannot give out the forms. Happy Reading!

The Food Service Department at Anderson and the Coordinated School Health Program collaborated to celebrate National Nutrition Month March 30 in the cafeteria. The children were greeted with colorful balloons as a celebration to remember to Eat Right with Color. As they entered the cafeteria line, they were given a sticker to remind them to make healthy food choices.

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Carl Perkins educates schools on child abuse prevention Members of the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse made a few stops last week to educate students on child abuse prevention, as well as thank the area schools for their support. Exchange Club Haywood County Director Beth Wilson and Americorps Volunteer Tammy Snipes gave a special tie dye cake to Anderson and Eastside Faculty. Anderson students received bookmarks and temporary tattoos while Eastside students received pencils to help assist with the TCAP test and temporary tattoos for fourth graders. Photos by Calvin Carter

From left are Anderson Assistant Principal Cindy Smith, Principal Jim Frazier, Beth Wilson and Tammy Snipes.

Mrs. Becraft’s Kindergarten class takes a picture moments after receiving bookmarks.

From left are Tammy Snipes, Eastside Principal Sandra Humpreys, and Beth Wilson.

Students of the Month awarded The Brownsville Exchange Club recently recognized area students as their students of the month, for November through March. Robin Brooks, the daughter of Charles and Lita Jones was the November Student of the Month. Brooks is currently enrolled in the nursing education course in Haywood High School and works a certified nursing assistance at Crestview. Brooks is also involved in clubs like Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) and the Haywood High School Marching Band. Brooks has been accepted into the Loewenberg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis. Jeremiah Johnson, the son of Bobby Johnson was the December Student of The Month. He’s involved in the ROTC and Kitty Hawke program and will go into the military after high school graduation. Monique Adams, the daughter of Anita Adams was the January Student of the Month. She helps out with can drives at Woodlawn Baptist Church, has been a group commander for four years in ROTC, and plans to attend the

University of Memphis in the pursuit of becoming a lawyer. Jareese Springfield, the daughter of John Williams and Dian Springfield was the February Student of the Month. Springfield is a volunteer at Crestview with the United Christian Women Ministry at First Holiness Church. She has been involved in the Bible Club, Library Club, Junior Humane Society and was a Soprano 1 in Girls Ensemble. She plans to major in graphic design at high school graduation. Katie Johnson, the daughter of Loretta Johnson was the March Student of the Month. Johnson is a member of FCCLA and is in CNA, which helps out at Crestview. She is also a member of the Beta Club and HOSA and even volunteered as a waitress at a local child abuse prevention fundraiser. After high school graduation, she plans to apply to Jackson State Community College, where she try to obtain an Associate Degree as a Radiology Technician, and then also apply to an 18 month program to specialize in Medical Diagnostic Sonography. Pictures by Calvin Carter

Robin Brooks and Exchange Club Past President Joan Banks.

Jeremiah Johnson and Exchange Club Past President Joan Banks

Katie Johnson and Exchange Club President Hope Cannon.

Jareese Springfield and Exchange Club Secretary Pam McCarley.

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Haywood High School hosts Mock Crash Now in its 13th year, the Brownsville Police Department coordinated the annual Mock Crash, giving Haywood High School Seniors a first hand look at the consequences of drinking and driving. The event took place in the student parking lot, Wednesday, April 13, and featured a look as what happens when a two-vehicle wreck occurs due to drunk driving. The mock crash was very realistic thanks to the efforts of the Brownsville Fire Department, the Haywood County Ambulance Authority and the Hospital Wing, Lea and Simmons Funeral Home, Haywood County teachers, HHS nursing students and drama students. Afterwards, students moved inside to hear meteorologist, Dave Brown’s experience of losing a daughter, granddaughter and unborn grandchild to a drunk driver. “I can never have my children and grandchildren back but together we can prevent this from happening to others,” Brown said to the students.

Bleachers filled quickly with students ready to witness firsthand the consequences of drunk driving.

Photos By Calvin Carter

With superb acting from the Haywood High School Drama Department and additional teachers, the realism was great. Hospital Wing lands into the area to help transport victims.

The mock crash even showed parents’ emotionally explosive reactions to the D.U.I. crash further driving home the consequences of drunk driving.

To add even more realism, a funeral hearse was called in from Lea and Simmons Funeral Home.

The drunk driver responsible for the crash crawls his way out of his wrecked vehicle.

The mock crash of course featured the help of Brownsville Police Department, seen here, arresting a resisting suspect.

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Sports

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Lady Cats pull out two wins in five game, home stand By: Samuel McCarver Sports Writer The Haywood High School Lady Cats had a five game home stretch last week which included two double-headers on Wednesday and Thursday, April 6 and 7. The first of the home series came on Tuesday, April 5 against Covington. With three hits, the Lady Cats were unable to score a run in the 12-0 loss. The 10 strikeouts Haywood took did not help too much either. Shaking off that loss, the Cats moved on to the next day where Bolivar was waiting for some double-header action. The first game was a much better showing than the one the previous day, but the result was the same. The first inning was scoreless by both teams, but in the second, Bolivar caught some lucky hits and took advantage of them to score five runs. Two more by Bolivar in the top of the third did nothing to help the Lady Cats’ cause. The bottom of the fourth saw two runs for the home team, but it would not be enough to hold off the 7-2 loss. The second game against Bolivar showed more production from the bats of the Lady Cats. However, the 20-2 loss was not a large confidence booster, but had great signs of a

team putting together its rhythm. This moxie, this resolution apparently stuck with the Lady Cats as they moved into their double-header against Humboldt on Thursday. Almost going the full, standard five innings for a double-header, the Lady Cats pulled out a victory of 4-10 over Humboldt. Ten runs off of 10 hits always makes a team feel confident, and the Lady Cats carried that confidence over into the next game. With 17 hits, Haywood went to work on Humboldt, and after three shutout innings, Haywood made full use of the 15 run mercy rule. There is not much that says a team is pulling itself together like a 0-15 win. Nothing negative against Humboldt, but the Lady Cats made it look real easy to walk away with the “W” on that one. Notable batting performances include: Morgan “Wheaties” Marlar, who had a single and a double in each game; Keyuna Manns and Courtney Lester, both of whom were 2-for-2 at the dish in Game 1; Rhonda Clark and Maggie Herron, who were both 3-for3 in Game 2, including a double from Miss Clark; Kayla Bryant and Kaleigh McCaslin, with triples in Games 1 and 2 respectively; and Sarah

The Lady Cats pump themselves up before their game against Covington last Tuesday. Lewis with her seven plate appearances (2 H, 2 BB, 1HBP, 1 fly-out, and 1 throw-out at first). Others include: Jecoliah “Coco” Williams, 3-5 (2 1B, 1 2B, 1K, and 1 flyout); Savannah Phillips, 2-5 (2 1B, 2K); and Kara Davis-Meyer, 2-5 (2 1B). Despite recent rough spots, the Lady Cats are making great strides to climb atop the horse again. Coach Amanda Britt seems very confident, and shows no signs of giving up on either these girls or Haywood Lady Cats softball. The wins against Humboldt could have been the catalyst this team needed to jump out on a win streak. With their shoulders pulled back and their heads

HHS baseball goes to Clarksville By: Samuel McCarver Sports Writer The Haywood High School baseball team traveled to Clarksville on Friday morning to participate in the William Workman Tournament, where they would undertake doubleheaders on both Friday and Saturday. Friday began with a game against Northwest shortly after the Tomcats’ arrival. Hoping to send a message to the other teams that were to come, the Cats made light work of Northwest with a 9-1 victory on the strength of a seventh inning coffin nail. Looking to keep that energy alive, Haywood prepared to have the same outcome over Christian County. After their trip down from Kentucky, Christian County had no intention of making things easy for the Cats. The powerhouse from Kentucky held Haywood to just two runs and four hits and pulled out a victory of 11-2. Holding down one win and one loss from Friday, the Cats woke up Saturday morning looking to walk away with a 3-for-4 record in the tournament. A team out of Atlanta known as Eagles Landing, however, had a

different set of ideas. The Cats held the marquee team from Atlanta to six runs, but Eagles Landing held Haywood to just three. Not a bad showing considering that the little brother of Jason Heyward, right fielder for the Atlanta Braves, plays for Eagles Landing. The second game on Saturday was versus Hopkinsville, Ky., and like the Kentucky team from Friday, resulted in a loss for the Cats. The final was Hopkinsville 10, Haywood 2, and this meant that Haywood went 1-for-4 in the tournament and are holding down a current overall record of 4-13 as of Saturday evening. While this may seem discouraging to most people, it can be viewed in a positive light, as well. The loss to Eagles Landing seems more justifiable since the brother of one of the players is a major league superstar. If Chipper Jones’ son and Nick Swisher’s little brother played for Haywood, most people would expect them to be on fire, too. Having said that, the most important thing to remember is that baseball is a team sport and not so much of an individual effort. The Tomcats are showing that they can

hang with the big boys, and are not afraid to take on teams that no one in Division AA would dare to compete with. A “never say ‘die’” attitude is ever present in the minds of these young men, and they get out there nearly every day to hone their skills to the highest level they can. Proof of this comes from the two teams the Cats played that were from Kentucky. Both of those teams reached the final four in the Kentucky state tournament last year. Think about that for a moment. Out of all the high schools in that entire state, these two were in the final four that vied for the state championship. That means that Haywood went blow for blow with half of the state of Kentucky’s final four this past weekend! The Tomcats play a home game today against Dyersburg High School, and another tomorrow versus Fayette Academy. Both will take place in their normal locations: the diamond adjacent to HHS. Come out and support the Cats and have fun watching high school baseball at 6 p.m. on both today and tomorrow. These should prove to be some quite interesting games.

held high, the Lady Cats could very well be gaining momentum to transition their season into a winning one. The laughs and cheers from the dugout let all who witness know that not only is this team switching gears, but they are having fun doing so. And if a studentathlete is not enjoying themselves, then the

towel might as well be thrown in. A bruised arm or a cut leg will heal quickly, but a crippled spirit is the worst injury in the history of sports. These girls are shaking off these losses because their will to win cannot be measured by numbers on a scoreboard, but instead, can only be measured by the team itself and the fan base that breathes

life into it. And so long as those elements remain strong, then so, too, shall the spirit of the team. Another doubleheader takes place tomorrow versus, as if to mirror Tomcat baseball, Fayette Academy at the Girls Softball Complex. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a day that Fayette Academy shall rue for some time to come.

Young Guns show out in Nashville By: Samuel McCarver Sports Writer The Haywood County Young Guns shooting team participated in the Albert Menefee Jr. Memorial Open in Nashville this past weekend. In all, there were 40 shooters competing in seven classes ranging from AAA down to E class. With the weather doing all it could to not cooperate with the shooters, the Young Guns showed everyone why they have the credentials that they do. Hunter Campbell, who was competing in E class, won outright with 90 out of 100 birds in 12-guage. After hitting 92 birds, Robert Allen King managed to find himself in a three-way tie for first place in D class 12-guage. Also competing in D class 12-guage was Hayes Wright, with a score of 80 birds. Hayes shot very competitively in his first appearance in .410, as well, bringing home a score of 82 birds in that contest. Coach Wendel Combs may have had a hand in Hayes’ .410 performance due to the fact that Mr. Combs wagered Hayes that he would, “dance in the street” if Hayes managed to shoot a better score in

.410 than in 12-guage. “Seems like I’d have learned to keep my big mouth shut by now,” said Wendel. All street dancing aside, the Young Gun that had his fill of competition would undoubtedly have to be Hayden Combs. Hayden took part in the A class grouping and shot very well in the following categories: 12-gauge, 20-gauge, 28-gauge and .410. In 12-guage, Hayden made contact with 98 out of 100 birds to place himself in a tie for second place. A shoot-off ensued, and Hayden, unfortunately, lost. In 20-gauge, however, Hayden posted a score of 99 birds. That is only a miss percentage of one! Nearly needless to say, but Hayden won outright in 20-guage. Shooting 98 birds in 28-guage, the younger Mr. Combs found himself in a tie for Gun Champ. The title of Gun Champ means that the individual had the highest score for that particular weapon, regardless of class distinction. We would win his shoot off, and go home as 28-guage Gun Champ. “The wind was bad both days, but got worse as Sunday went on. By the time the .410 competition started,

conditions were not ideal. Hayden thought he had thrown it away when he wound up with a 92 in that gauge, but the high score in that event was only 95, which was shot by the legendary Gabby Hulgan.” These were Coach Combs’ words as he commented on the conditions and how much they can affect a shooters’ score. Hayden would go on to place second in the A class .410 competition. The sum of Hayden Combs’ scores’ came out to be 387 birds out of 400 potential. This was enough to earn Hayden the honor of High Over All, HOA for short. But the competition was not just about Hayden Combs. Each of the accomplishments that these young gentlemen carried out cannot be dressed with words to indicate how difficult they truly are. One must simply experience the rush, the adrenaline of the moment. Knowing that there is just one more shot to make in order for a perfect score to be obtained. It was said best by Coach Combs himself, “As a coach, I’m proud of all of them.” They carry the pride of all of Haywood County, and they certainly have earned it.

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Correspondents

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Around Town With Marty M Williams

Love animals like I do? Adopt a pet! **Just as a little FYIFor those of you who don’t know what my definition of “SCOOP” is…it is NEWS!! Not gossip, but scrumptious NEWS! Anything you would like to share with our community about your family, community, friends, upcoming events, your animals, weddings, babies, grandchildren, children, or music! I love it all! Keep it coming! Saturday night we attended the Abby Burke dinner theater at the Brownsville Country Club. I am on the Arts Council, and even I was amazed at what a good job everyone did on the ambience, decorations, and food. Betsy Thornton, Sharon Pettigrew, and Jane Simmons handled the centerpieces on the table and numerous other members helped get everything arranged just right, while Danny Dean did a fabulous job on the food. It was one of the most unusual shows I have ever seen. Abby Burke’s stories were so fascinating and her voice is like that of the famous contralto, Marion Anderson. It was as if we were being entertained by several different women! Her songs consisted of anything from “That’s the Story of Love” to “Jesus Loves Me,” “Dixie” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Other than an entertainer, she and her husband are also ordained ministers. I think the Arts Council should do more dinner theaters at the Brownsville Country Club. It was remarkable! Such a good crowd! Good job, Brownsville Arts Council and Brownsville Country Club! There is much to be happy about in the Chapman and Steiner households this weekend! Our very own Kate Chapman, who is now married to our very own Michael Steiner, had their first baby! His name is George Matthew Steiner and was welcomed into the world, Friday morning. He weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and was born in Jackson, Miss. Congratulations to George and Gail Chapman on their first precious grandchild! Mother and baby are doing well. Well done,

Kate and Michael! It’s hard to believe Kate was one of my first Angel Choir children along with my own Jami Beth, Kelly Willis, Ken Welch, and Mary Evans. All the mothers helped with the choirs and that allowed the ones a year too young to go on into my choir where I had them for three years. Now they are getting married and having babies of their own! That particular group will always be extraordinary to me. Here is an unusual piece of impressive scoop! Recently the Jackson Sun held its 10th Annual Reader’s Choice Awards. Molly Parker Cole, a Brownville native and daughter of Mike and the late Becky Harmon Parker, was named “Best Bartender.” Molly is the owner of The Downtown Tavern in Jackson, which also won awards as runner-up for “Best Bar” and “Best Place for a Live Performance.” Molly and her sister Anna Parker Davis attended the awards ceremony held at Coyote Blues in Jackson. Wow! I had lost track of those children and I am so glad to have heard from and about them. I loved their Mama, Becky. Bravo, Molly! Genie and Ellis Taylor have had a busy two weeks entertaining guests. Their niece Sarah Bishop, who lives in Atlanta, came for a visit last week while she was in the area on business. Laurel Bishop, their nephew Bryan Bishop’s wife, was there for the weekend. Genie’s sister, Anne Howell Bishop, arrived Tuesday for her annual spring visit. They are planning to have lunch in Memphis with their cousin Julia Beth Caldwell and to spend time with Ann Schottelkotte Robinson in Jackson. Ann’s sisters, Sue and Lynne, are up from Florida for some family time. Now here is an incredibly dazzling tidbit about Ms. Floy Patton! Ms. Floy is about to celebrate her 100th birthday on April 14! There will be a family celebration at Sugar Creek Retirement Center with her family and friends. Her daughter, Betty Patton Hollow

will be there with her. On Saturday, April 16, Betty’s children, Patton, Elizabeth and Joseph, their uncle Bill Patton and two of his three daughters, Ann and Katherine, will be in town for a birthday lunch and celebration of this magnificent occasion with Ms. Floy! Her daughter Betty tells us that Ms. Floy is known for her athletic abilities, her fine cooking skills, and her dry humor. Though she has slowed down a bit, she still enjoys a good story, a joke, and cards from her friends. Way to go, Ms. Floy! What a terrific milestone! Have the most awesome birthday party any person can have! Happy 100th birthday, Ms. Floy! There will be a Tennessee Preservation Trust Statewide Conference & Main St. Summit held in Collierville on April 14 and 15. We have one sponsor for the conference from Brownsville, the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, and three individuals from Brownsville attending the conference-Sharon Hayes, Marieta Haywood, and Emily Carpenter. Susan Sills is also on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Preservation Trust and she has been the conference chairperson for this year’s conference. Something to think about, isn’t it? The Chamber sponsored a Legislative Breakfast for Senator Dolores Gresham this past Friday while David Livingston provided the breakfast food. There was a fine turnout and Senator Gresham was informative as well as gracious in accepting questions after her speech. The Chamber, First South Bank, and States Graphic have been working on something unique! We are preparing to have our first Business Women’s Luncheon in May. We are all ecstatic about this! We are busy, busy, busy! More to come on that later. Remember…Keep that scrumptious scoop coming! Send it to me at aroundtownmarty@aol. com or call 780-4111.

Allen News By Gail Barden We had a good day at Allen on Sunday. My grandson, Julian, spent the weekend with us and attended church with us on Sunday morning. He really enjoyed playing golf with his granddaddy on Saturday and Sunday. Our choir is busily preparing for our Easter Cantata. Choir practice is on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. Allen youth are still collecting items in preparation for their yard sale, which will be on May 7. If you have items to donate for the sale, please call Shey Lovelace at 217-4719. A group from Allen attended the movies on Saturday. They saw Soul Surfer, which is a faith based film that is family friendly. Take your family for great entertainment. Happy birthday to

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Andrew Russell, who celebrated his birthday on April 11. Andrew’s brother Scott also had a birthday on April 13. Happy birthday, as well, to Bobbie Smith Hopper, Lori Warren, Ronnie Hooper, Nita Walden, Karoline Hobock, Emma Essary, Sonny Bishop, Keith Hart, Hunter Green, Ray Webb, and Cody Green. Happy anniversary to Danny and Susan Leath and Greg and Catharine Jordan. My sweet parents, Woodrow and Beauton Francis would have celebrated their 72nd anniversary on April 4. Please remember Mrs. Mary Jo Frady, who is in the hospital in Jackson. We hope she is feeling better at this writing. Jim Stephenson had surgery on his leg and is improving slowly. Mrs.

Rose Corkery is at home recovering from a heart attack and needs your prayers. Please pray for Wanda Dew, who is battling pneumonia. Wanda is now home after a week in the hospital. Also on our prayer list are Mr. Hal Rodgers, Carolyn Danley, Martha Crutcher, Jerry Baggett, Bobby Hooper, Martha Sargent, Harold Booker, Peggy Canady, Lisa Hilliard, and Steve White. Our Bible verse for this week is Proverbs 3:5-6 which states, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. In all ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.” If you have news or prayer requests, please contact me at gail. barden@gmail.com. Have a blessed week.

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Hillville - Eurekaton News By Vicki Williams

“God accepts me and declares me beloved.” This is our Thought for the Week as published in the Upper Room Devotional by Alicea Jones of Texas. All of us have yearned and worked for acceptance. Getting good grades, working overtime, even accepting unkind treatment from others. We have often felt we weren’t worthy of love. Even the most confident among us struggle with acceptance. Only faith in God can bring us true security. Because God accepts us unconditionally, we can become whole persons. God’s acceptance is out of love and boundless grace and regardless of our past, our failures, and our sins. God accepts us as we are. There are a lot of things going on in Hillville over the next few weeks. Harmony Baptist Church will host a fish fry on Saturday, April 16, at 5 p.m. and David Smith, the Singing Fireman, will perform following the fish fry. Then on Sunday, April 17, Harmony Baptist Church will begin their spring revival. Evangelist Bro. Wade Akins will be the speaker and the revival will go through

Wednesday, April 20. The Mt. Pleasant choir will present their Easter Cantata “He Lives” on Sunday, April 17, at 9:30 a.m. We will have an Easter Luncheon following the service. Make plans now to come, bring a dish and join us for this wonderful celebration. Saturday morning, April 23, come and have breakfast at the Hillville Community Center from 8-10 a.m. A minimal fee will be charged with all proceeds benefitting the upkeep of the Community Center. Then at 10 a.m. the annual Hillville Community Egg hunt will be held and then who knows the Easter Bunny may decide to hop into Hillville. The second annual Taste of Hillville will be held on Friday, April 29, at the Hillville Community Center. Bro. Butch Westover and the Wildwood Express will be performing. There will be a small fee with all proceeds benefitting the upkeep of the Community Center. For more information, please contact Aleta Bradford at 772-1234 or Margaret Phillips at 254-2439. Birthday celebrations this week include Marcia Joyner, Michael Pace,

Olivia Munsey, Sandy Campbell, Lavern King, Ruby Rainey, Mark Freels, Lawrence Watson, Bonnie Morris, Landon Hardister, Geneva Littlejohn, and Whitney Fulghum. Mr. Jordan Bruce and Mr. Tommy Kelly were both called Home this week. Please continue to keep both of these families in your prayers. Mr. Jordan and Mr. Tommy will be greatly missed within the community. Please continue to lift in prayer this week, Rodney Coulston, Virginia Hayes, David Austin, Wilson Elrod, Rita Elrod, Jimmy Joe Elrod, Jimmy Swain, Prentice Elrod, Sandra Goodman, Norman Kelly, Rex Norville, Dustin Milton, Leah Scallions, Mary Scallions, Enid Powell, Darlene Rossen, Fletcher Lewis, Dorothy Bruce, Earline Benard, Shirley Morgan, the lost, the military, the nation, and the community Sympathy to the families of Mr. Warren Blackburn and Mrs. Mary Taylor in the loss of their loved ones. If you have news to share, please call me at 772-1885 after 5 p.m. Until next week, God Bless.

Holly Grove News By Martha H. Jones “Who is Jesus Christ?” This was the question Jesus asked the disciples, to which Peter responded, “Thou Art the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” In the world that most of us grew up in, there was only the one God, the Almighty God of the Bible. But today, people in America worship many gods (with a little g). Some say that Jesus was just a good man or a prophet, and others a good teacher. C.S. Lewis said, “Jesus was either a liar, a lunatic, or He was truly God, the MessiahSavior sent by God to earth in the flesh to provide salvation for lost humanity. We need to be sure that we know Him. Eternity is waiting out there, and we will spend it in one of two places, and it all depends on what we do with Jesus. Danny Simpson thrilled our hearts as he sang, “Thanks to Calvary.” The church welcomed Brittany Bragaw and Doug Kail into its fellowship on the promise of letters and Gyrit Kail, originally from Denmark, on her profession of faith in Christ. Happy birthday to Jewell Overton. She and I have the same birthday. You will celebrate our birthdays by paying your income tax. Birthday wishes also to Sharon Wynn, Ryan Bolinger, Judy Carlton, Carolyn Watridge, Betty Henderson, Brandon Blackwell, and Megan Duncan. Happy anniversary to Alan and Debbie Jones and Ricky and Phyllis Presley and to our friends John and Mildred Hight who celebrated 70 years of married life. The class of ’51 celebrated their class

reunion last Saturday night at the Delta Room in Brownsville. Of our class of 71 graduates, 31 were in attendance, with a total of 51 including husbands and wives. Twenty-five have died. There was a time of fellowship and reminiscing, followed by a delicious meal. We were glad to have Gene Vaughn, the president of the class with us this year, and we appreciate Bland Boyd and others getting it all together. Let’s continue to remember the sick in prayer including Ann Latham, Doug Harvey, Edna Sullivan, Fletcher Lewis, Carey Lipford, Betty Barden, Anna Pratt, Albertine McBride, Toni Perry, and Celso Lara. Others are Ray and Janie Hight, Ruth Taylor, Larry Lovelace, Roy Lewis, Elvin Wells, Steve Brown, Leland Simpson, Riley Ward, Jan Wynn’s brother John, and Kay Lovelace. Congratulations

to Hayes Wright for receiving the Dean’s Scholarship from U T Martin. Hayes is the son of our neighbors Boyd and Cande Wright. A bridal shower was given for Brittany Bragraw, bride-elect of Jamie Mathias last Saturday afternoon at Holly Grove’s family life center. They received many nice gifts. Several of the ladies from Holly Grove, Ann Faulkner, Nancy and Becky Campbell, Lois Davis, Jan Wynn, and Judy Blair, attended the Women’s Conference at Gatlinburg last weekend. April Sutton from Brownsville Baptist joined our group for the conference. “Jewell” my bridal bouquet shrub is blooming profusely. She got her name from Mrs. Jewell Woodward, who dug it up and presented it to me years ago. Miss Jewell’s address has long been Heaven.

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Correspondents

The Brownsville States-Graphic

Wellwood/Zion News By Denise Phillips

HBA Bible Drills were held at Zion Sunday, following the WMU spaghetti luncheon after Church. Zion’s Church drills were held Wednesday night before revival and everyone that participated will continue on to the state and regional drills. Congratulations to Tritt Ellington, Thomas Tritt, Paige Meeks, and Allison Wright for a job well done in the Children’s Drills. Kudos to Emily Wright, Elizabeth Tritt, Avery Schwarz, and Ford Ellington for an excellent job in the Youth Drills and to Katherine Tritt for an outstanding performance in the Speaker’s Tournament. Of course, I was not there, since Jimmy and I spent the weekend in Franklin with our Rainey clan. Jimmy was able to see the boys’ baseball game Saturday while I attended a technology seminar. (I won the $50 gift certificate door prize.) We enjoyed a cookout at the park Saturday afternoon and attended church with them Sunday before heading home. What an awesome revival Zion had this past week with Evangelist Wade Akin. Harmony’s Pastor Grover Westover attended Monday night and they are planning

on having him lead their revival as well. On Wednesday night we were also blessed to have Brother Akin’s wife Barbara share information on their “Pioneer Ministry.” I was so excited to have two of my colleagues (Heather Glass and Nicole Johnson) attend with me Monday night. We visited with another colleague (Allison Teague) comforting her in the loss of her grandmother, then came back to my house and ate before going on to the revival. I am so blessed to have such wonderful Christian friends. Each night of the revival we were blessed with “His Voice” leading the praise music, but Wednesday night we were doubly blessed with our new “youth praise team.” Katherine Tritt sang and played the Latin Drum, along with Morgan Reeves, Hannah Conway, and Elizabeth Tritt. They performed one song that Katherine had written. Way to go, girls! Bradley Emerson took a break from hanging lights and running wires to go fishing Saturday. John Warren finished up our central ductwork and serviced the unit just before the heat wave. God has truly blessed

us with such skillful workers! Thanks for all the prayers uplifting my brother Tommy Elrod who was able to get two stints replaced Tuesday. Mama went by to see him Wednesday and he was doing much better. She also visited with Aunt Francis Elrod and said she is doing much better as well. Wednesday, the doctor released Betty Morris; therefore, Scottie was able to attend the prayer breakfast Thursday morning. He reported 11 present with Brother Mark Conway leading the devotion. Thanks men for your continued commitment to this ministry. Prayer does work! Zion’s WMU are collecting baby wipes and diapers (size two and above) for the Galloway Mission Project. They will also meet in the family life center April 14 and May 12 at 6:30 p.m. Zion’s Brotherhood will host a fish fry April 17 at 6 p.m. in the FLC. Pray for those who are sick, our military personnel and their families, the shut-ins and elderly, those who have lost loved ones, and the leaders of our country. Call me at 772-4257 if you have news. People want to know!

Bethel - Belle Eagle News By Betty Scott April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, so if you see a ribbon on a mailbox or on someone, the color blue represents bruises that some children suffer. We have children right here in our little community that the Carl Perkins Center is helping, so we never realize the outstanding work that our Center does. Last Saturday night Ricky and Betty Scott attended The Jackson Symphony along with the K.C. and the Sunshine Band Concert that was at the Civic Center. Then on Sunday, Gaylon, Patricia, and Maggie Anne Herron, James Harold and Sheila Haynes, Sonny and Sandi Bishop, and Betty and Ricky

Scott celebrated April birthdays with lunch at the Olive Garden in Jackson. Carol Kendrick, daughter of Kenny and Dede Kendrick, celebrated her third birthday with a party at her home with family and friends last Sunday. Jae Taylor Hughes, daughter of April and Stoney Hughes, was selected second Grade Student of the Month at Maury City Elementary School. Congratulations, Jae Taylor!! I put my humming bird feeders out last week and already there is one bird that has arrived. This can become an expensive hobby if you have a lot of birds, but we enjoy watching

them. Darrell Climer was admitted to Jackson General Hospital last week and is now recovering. Kimberly Scott visited the doctor last week suffering from an ulcer in her mouth. She says that this is very painful and is caused from a lack of a certain vitamin. Lucille Matlock will be seeing her doctor this week because of legs and knees hurting. Libby Kendrick has had a bad week and was unable to attend church last Sunday. Let’s keep all our sick and shutins in our prayers. Thought for the week: “If God had a refrigerator, would your picture be on it?”

Crestview News Thank you volunteers for coming this week: Christ Temple Ladies, C C Club, Douglas Chapel CME Church, First Assembly of God Church, Westside Church of Christ, Mrs. Ann Nuckolls, Mrs. Mary Barkens, Bingo Ladies, First United Methodist Church, and Juanita Austin. Thank you, Mrs. Mary Barkens, for coming twice this week: Tuesday, she came and assisted in playing Fruit Bingo and donated the fresh bananas, then on Wednesday, she came and donated her time again by polishing our

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ladies’ nails. Thank you, Mrs. Mary. Our birthday party was great! Our dining room was filled with people helping our patients celebrate this exciting event for them. Thank you to Wal-Mart bakery for a lovely spring decorated cake with each patient’s name written on it; also thank you to the First Baptist Church Deaconess Board for all the lovely birthday gifts and Oakview Baptist Church, First Baptist Deaconess, Brad and friends at Amphram Pharmacy, Brownsville Baptist Church – Baptist

Women on Mission, and Westside Church of Christ for all the lovely birthday cards. Thanks to all of you who helped make our patients birthdays great! We extend sympathy to the families of Mrs. Joyce Patton and Mr. Edward Conard, Mr. Bobby Davis. They are truly missed Thank you to Mrs. Judy Leath for the nail polish and remover and lots of magazines for the patients to enjoy. We appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thank you to Christy Bradshaw for the bingo prizes she donated.

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Sugar Creek

Retirement Center News

By Shirley Tucker, Activity Director Here it is – Spring! Isn’t it wonderful? Spring is my absolute favorite season. After a long dreary cold winter it’s always so nice to start getting warm weather. It’s nice to start putting all your sweaters and heavy clothes away and getting out sun dresses, shorts, culottes, sandals, sun visors, etc. Also nice to be able to get outside and see what’s going on in the rest of the world. Nothing makes our residents happier than having folks come see them, but coming in a close second is having folks come rock on the front porch with them. Geneva Cooper has been checking the front porch out almost every day as has Hallum Smith and Katie McAdams to see if it’s warm enough to sit out yet. One of our staff, Jessie Ballard, is getting married soon, so we gave her a bridal shower this past week. She got lots of pretty things as well as lots of gift cards and money which she can use to buy lots more pretty things. She got lots of practical things,

too, which was on her registry. I won’t go into what all that was – all I’ll say is she is ready to do lots of laundry. She’ll be able to wash and iron to her heart’s content. The Westside Church of Christ singers were here Sunday as was Lonnie Robinson to bring a message. The residents who don’t get to go to church really appreciate these folks coming to them. Jack and Margaret Ann Fletcher came by this week to check on Jack’s sister, Barbara McGary. Of course, they know every one else here and check on them too when they come. They also went to Jackson General to check on Alystine Hare one day. Speaking of “Miss” Alystine, they finally found out what her problem is – her pacemaker was doing just the opposite of what it was supposed to be doing. Can you believe that? No wonder she wasn’t feeling good. By the time you read this she’ll have a brand new one that hopefully works RIGHT. We’re celebrating a BIG

birthday today at Sugar Creek. Mrs. Floy Patton is 100 years old TODAY. Has she ever seen a lot of changes! Her family is coming from out of town and will have a big family celebration this weekend. Happy 100th birthday, “Miss” Floy. Best wishes to Mary Jane Felker who fell and hit her head on her concrete driveway. She didn’t break anything, but went to the doctor to have her head checked. Haven’t heard the results of that yet. I had to have that done once – they were checking brain waves. Come to think of it I had to have it done twice, the first time they couldn’t find any waves, much less a brain. Hope Mary Jane did better and is fine. Geneva Cooper, Pauline Sims, Jottye Newman, and Virginia Dickinson played ROOK this week. I don’t know who won, but I know they had great fun once we figured out we were missing a couple of cards and got them back in the deck. Come see us – time to rock.

Stanton News By Debbie Sterbinsky Don’t forget “Stanton Walks for the Cure” this Saturday at 8 a.m. We’ll all meet in Downtown Stanton in front of Town Hall to raise money for “Relay for Life.” Forms are available now for sign up but you may also sign up that morning fee is $10 per person. If you can’t make the walk, we accept donations and sponsors for others who would like to walk but can’t afford the fee. This past Sunday, Mt. Zion MB Church celebrated the 50th birthday of Pastor Timothy Bowers. Out of town family and friends came in to surprise Pastor Bowers and help him celebrate his special day. We hear they had a great time! The Stanton Welcome Center/Library received a very nice gift last week from Bob and June Harris, something that has already brought much enjoyment to area residents, a 1948 ledger from the L. E. Harris store. Several Stantonians have combed it looking for and finding grandparents and family. We love you, Bob and June!! Renovation continues on the Stanton Cannery, and I’ve been told it should be finished by the end of April. We’ve had a rush on cemetery work over the past few weeks, and I’ve been blessed with some help! However, I may have lost them over the past weekend when they ran into a snake. Now they know why I only go out during cold weather. Now, they are troopers, I have faith in them and I love having help! We have located two more unidentified cemeteries and I think we are very close to finding positive documentation on both. If my theory proves to be correct, one cemetery will turn out to be the original Emmaus Presbyterian

Church Cemetery, which disbanded from the location we now know as Greenleaf. Part of the congregation started a new church in Mason, the rest came to Stanton with Nathan Adams and built the Stanton Presbyterian Church in 1870. The other cemetery is actually just across the Tipton County line. Believe it or not, when you’re rambling in the woods, there’s not a line that shows you when you cross over into another county. This cemetery is showing up under the name of Hunt Cemetery, but contains the family of William A. Taylor. We have created a Facebook page for these old cemeteries so you may view the photos if you like.

We have also recruited help from Tipton County to help with those on that side of the line. The Facebook page is under “Stanton, Tenn. Cemetery Association.” This was created to post old unidentified cemeteries in hopes someone could help us identify them. It worked! Residents, and former residents of Stanton, you may mail Stanton news to me at P.O. Box 181, Stanton, TN 38069, reach me at the Stanton Welcome Center/Library at 731-548-2564, or e-mail me at: Proftster@aol. com. Please put “Stanton News” in the subject line. Together we will look at the past, look toward the future, and report current events.

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Public Notices

The Brownsville States-Graphic

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on July 17, 2006, by James C. Black aka James Claiborne Black and Ashley W. Black to Larry A. Weissman, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, under Book No. 25, Page 412, as modified by agreement recorded in Book No. 57, Page 28, aforesaid records, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.; and WHEREAS, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117 (i), not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, April 21, 2011, commencing at 12:00 PM at the the hall inside the East Door of the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: Lying and being in the 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee and more particularly described as follows: Being Lot No. 1, Block IV, Section II, Green Meadows Subdivision and Beginning at the juncture of the north margin of Forrest Street and the west margin of Lee Avenue in the City of Brownsville; thence South with the west margin of Lee Avenue 150 feet to a stake; thence West 165 feet to a stake in the east boundary of Sunset Heights Subdivision; thence North with said boundary line 150 feet to a stake; thence East 165 feet to the beginning. Being the same property conveyed to James C. Black and wife, Ashley W. Black by deed of record in Record Book 25, Page 410, Register’s Office of Haywood County. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 903 Lee Avenue, Brownsville, TN 38012 CURRENT OWNER(S): James Claiborne Black aka James C Black and Ashley W. Black The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. S U B O R D I N A T E LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trusteec/o PP Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 <tel:%28770%29%20234-9181> File No.: 221.0807531TN Web Site: www.jflegal.com http://www.jflegal.com/ Insertion Dates: 03/31, 04/07 & 04/14/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated March 31, 2000, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded April 3, 2000, at Book 221, Page

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85 and re-recorded on April 24, 2000, at Book 221, Page 384 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Stacy Hammonds, conveying certain property therein described to Hunter Simmons as Trustee for First South Bank; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on April 27, 2011 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the South margin of Carlita Street and 25 feet from the center of same, said stake being Northeast corner of Lot 1; runs thence South 0 degrees 40 minutes East to the East line of Lot 1, 106.5 feet to a stake; runs thence East 94 feet to stake, said stake being the Southwest corner of Lot 3; runs thence North 0 degrees 40 minutes West to the West line of Lot 3, 106.5 feet to a stake, said stake being the Northwest corner of Lot 3 and in the South margin of said street; runs thence West with and in the South margin of said street ; runs thence West with the South margin of said street 94 feet to the point of beginning. Subject to restrictive covenants recorded in Plat Book 2, page 98, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. The above legal description has been revised pursuant to an Attorney’s Affidavit recorded in book 60 at page 185 Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee ALSO KNOWN AS: 493 Carlita Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Stacy Hammonds; Community Choice Financial Services fka Southern Financial, Inc. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 717-147051 DATED March 24, 2011 INSERTION DATES: March 31, 2011, April 7, 2011, April 14, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace FHA No. 482-3313767 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_msanders_110324_ 747 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW .MYFIR.COM and WWW .REALTYTRAC. COM NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated March 14, 2006, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded March 22, 2006, at Book 20, Page 634 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Helen Goodman and Ermon Drake, Jr., conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Attorney as Trustee for WMC Mortgage Corp; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on April 20, 2011 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR

CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: LOT 1, STATION SUBDIVISION, A PLAT OF WHICH APPEARS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 163, REGISTER’S OFFICE OF HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE WEST MARGIN OF FAYETTE STREET, 25.0 FEET FROM CENTER, AND THE SOUTH MARGIN OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 70, 30.0 FEET FROM CENTER; RUNS THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 33 MINUTES WEST WITH THE WEST MARGIN OF FAYETTE STREET 252.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT NO. 5; RUNS THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES WEST WITH THE NORTH LINE OF LOT NO. 5, 76.56 FEET TO AN IRON PIN, THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT NO. 2; RUNS THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 13 MINUTES EAST WITH THE EAST LINE OF LOT NO. 2, 192.20 FEET TO AN IRON PIN IN THE SOUTH MARGIN OF U.S. HIGHWAY 70, 30.99 FEET FROM THE CENTER; RUNS THENCE WITH THE SOUTH MARGIN OF HIGHWAY NO. 70 THE FOLLOWING CALLS; NORTH 56 DEGREES 07 MINUTES EAST 20.0 FEET; NORTH 51 DEGREES 05 MINUTES EAST 79.23 FEET TO THE BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.38 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. ERMON DRAKE, JR. SPOUSE OF HELEN GOODMAN, JOINS IN THIS DEED OF TRUST FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF WAIVING ALL MARITAL INTEREST IN SAID PROPERTY, AND IS IN NO WAY OBLIGATED FOR THE REPAYMENT OF SAID INDEBTEDNESS. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 101 WEST FIRST STREET, STANTON, TN 38069 ALSO KNOWN AS: 101 West First Street, Stanton, Tennessee 38069 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Helen Goodman; Ermon Drake, Jr. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 717-125679 DATED March 17, 2011 INSERTION DATES: March 24, 2011, March 31, 2011, April 7, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ rsmith_110317_ 807 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW .MYFIR.COM and WWW .REALTYTRAC. COM NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated March 30, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded April 9, 2007, at Book 37, Page 381 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Willis

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McCoy a/k/a Willis L. McCoy and Lorayne McCoy, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. and Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on May 4, 2011 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a steel post in the south property line of Cobb, and in the east line of Miller and being the northwest corner of property in the name of William Jerry Taylor, et ux, See Deed Book 213, Page 545, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, and also being the northwest corner of the present corporate limits of the City of Brownsville, Tennessee; runs thence South with the east line of Miller approximataly 330 feet to a point where the east line of Miller and the west line of Taylor intersects with Miller Road; runs thence in a Southeasterly direction approximately 40 feet with the east margin of said Miller Road to a point being the southwest corner of Taylor and the northwest corner of Baggett; runs thence East with Taylor’s south line and the north line of Baggett approximately 250 feet to a point; runs thence North approximately 335 feet to a point being 200 feet East of the northwest corner and point of beginning of this tract and being in the south line of Cobb; runs thence West with the south line of Cobb and the north line of Taylor approximately 200 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 1.89 acres. There is also included in this conveyance a perpetual, non-exclusive easement described as follows: a 12 foot easement which will run from the west side of Thomas Street on a private drive known as Brooks Cove and continuing through and across the property of the Grantor herein, terminating at the new property line of the Grantees which will go across and cover the existing private drive and continue on along on a roadway path to the Grantees property. No party shall ever block or hinder the use or said easement by either of the Grantors or Grantees heirs and assigns. The parties hereto shall share equally in the maintenance and upkeep of the driveway from Thomas Street to the point past the turn-in drive of the Grantors house. All maintenance and upkeep from that point on to the Grantee’s property shall be the sole responsibility of the Grantees, their heirs and assigns. Grantors do further grant unto Grantees, their heirs and assigns, an easement for the installation of water, sewer and gas lines to grantees property. ALSO KNOWN AS: 810 Brooks Cove, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any

prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Willis McCoy a/k/a Willis L. McCoy; Lorayne McCoy The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 726-200145 DATED March 31, 2011 INSERTION DATES: April 7, 2011, April 14, 2011, April 21, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_mgrayer_110331_1058 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW .MYFIR.COM And WWW .REALTYTRAC. COM TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated April 20, 2008, recorded in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, in Record Book 52, Pages 762-767, JIMMY B. HARDEN and wife, GWEN S. HARDEN, conveyed to BETSY S. WADDELL, Trustee, in trust with power to sell, the real estate hereinafter described, to secure the indebtedness set forth and described therein, reference to which is here made; and WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the debt and indebtedness secured to be paid by said Deed of Trust, and the said First South Bank of Brownsville, Tennessee, has requested the undersigned to advertise and sell said parcel of real estate and to foreclose said Deed of Trust. NOW, THEREFORE, I, the said BETSY S. WADDELL, as Trustee, by virtue of the authority vested in me in said Deed of Trust, will, on May 12, 2011, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., at the north door of the Haywood County Courthouse in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described real estate, to-wit: PARCEL 1: Third Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee. BEGINNING at a point in the south right-of-way of L and N Railroad, 50 feet from center, said point being the northwest corner of Stuart and the northeast corner of Moss, iron pin set on line north 15 degrees 55 minutes 45 seconds west 5.21 feet from the point of beginning and the south rightof-way of L and N Railroad, said south right-of-way of L and N Railroad also being the south margin of Wilkerson Street; thence along the south right-of-way of the L and N Railroad and the south margin of Wilkerson Street with the following locative calls: north 74 degrees 44 minutes 53 seconds east 168.24 feet; north 73 degrees 05 minutes 09 seconds east 173.03 feet to a PK nail set in the southern edge of Wilkerson Street, iron pin set on line south 40 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds-west 10.00 feet from said point; thence south 40 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds west 232.43 feet along the west line of the Adams Chapel Church property to an iron pin set, said iron pin also being the northeast corner of Robert D. Woods’ lot; thence

south 78 degrees 37 minutes 13 seconds west 149.16 feet along an old fence line and the north line of Woods to a wood corner post found; thence north 15 degrees 55 minutes 45 seconds west 117.40 feet along the east line of Moss to the point of beginning, containing 0.70 acres as surveyed by Walter R. Powell, RLS 832, on 11/5/1999. BEING the same property conveyed to Jimmy B. Harden and wife, Gwynn Harden, by deed of Lofton K. Stuart, Jr., Don Ford Stuart, and George Richmond Stuart recorded in Deed Book 234, Page 633, in the Register(s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. AND ALSO BEING Map 134-C, Group D, Parcel 4.00, in the Property Assessor(s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. PARCEL 2: Third Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee. COMMENCING at the intersection of the east line of the Lloyd Harden et ux property as being described in Deed Book 96, page 205 (of which this partition is a part) with the centerline of the Charleston Road,(a.k.a. State Hwy. 179); thence in a northwestward direction along the centerline of the Charleston Road, north 76 degrees - 17’- 50” west 27.41 feet to a set PK nail being the “True” point of beginning and the southeast corner of this herein described partition; thence in a northwestward direction along the south line of this partition with the general alignment of the Charleston Road, the following five (5) courses: north 77 degrees -12’-31” west 78.55 feet to an angle point: thence north 78 degrees - 56’ - 59” west 69.11 feet to an angle point: thence north 80 degrees - 29’44” west 68.52 feet to an angle point; thence north 81 degrees - 48’ - 24” west 67.84 feet to angle point; thence north 82 degrees - 47’ - 46” west 61.93 feet to a set PK nail being the southwest corner of this herein described partition; thence in a northeastward direction along the west line of this partition, north 13 degrees - 10’ - 14” east 369.90 feet to a set iron rod being the northwest corner of this herein described partition; thence in a southeastward direction along the north line of this partition, south 75 degrees - 48’26” east 357.73 feet to a set iron rod at a fence corner being the northeast corner of this herein described partition; thence in a southwestward direction along the east line of this partition, following the general alignment of a post and wire fence, south 15 degrees - 15’-16” west 343.96 feet to the “true” point of beginning and containing 2.85 acres by computation. However, there is to be excepted out the above described. partition that portion occupied by the Charleston Road (a.k.a. State Hwy...179) and its right-of-way. BEING a portion of the lot or parcel of land conveyed to Jimmy B. Harden by deed of Lloyd Harden, et ux by deed recorded in Deed Book 215, page 475, Register(s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Map 118, Parcel 9.01 PARCEL 3: Third Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee. BEGINNING at a point in a road or lane leading north through the land of T. F. Williams estate, of which this now described real estate is a part, being in the north line of Lloyd Harden, and located 1770 feet west of an iron stake being the southeast corner of said Williams estate, runs thence though the land of Williams with a new line established this date as follows: North with said lane, 1711 feet to a stake

HAYWOOD COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT Greg McCarley, Supervisor The Haywood County Highway Department will accept bids for hot mix asphalt and road repairs on Old State Route19 until 9:00 A.M. on April 15, 2011. Specifications may be picked up at 1306 S. Dupree Ave. Brownsville, TN 38012 We reserve the right to reject any and all bids. All bids must be sealed.

INVITATION TO BID School Nutrition Services Haywood County Board of Education Kitchen Grease Hood Replacement The Haywood County School System will be accepting sealed bids to replace the existing kitchen grease hoods at Haywood High School, 1175 East College Street, and East Side Elementary School, 1315 East Jefferson Street, both in Brownsville, Tennessee. This work is to include new grease hoods, controls, fans, ductwork, natural gas piping, electrical, limited ceiling work, and roof patching as necessary for new fan curbs. The successful bidder shall furnish and install grease hoods as specified within bid specifications and as shown on the drawings. All existing hoods, fans, and ductwork will be removed and disposed of by the successful bidder. Plans are available at Hub City Blueprint, 158 Airways Blvd., Jackson, Tennessee, on April 14, 2011 for purchase, at the bidder’s cost or they may be viewed at the School Nutrition Director’s office at the Haywood County Board of Education, 900 East Main Street, Brownsville, Tennessee. Sealed bids will be opened on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Additional queries and bidder qualifications may be secured by calling Alison Pyron, School Nutrition Services Director at (731) 772-9613. The right to reject any and all bids, and accept the lowest and/or best proposal, is reserved by the Haywood County Board of Education. In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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at the intersection of said lane with an old Abandoned road, South 83 degrees 25 minutes West with the old abandoned road; 665.67 feet to an iron stake being the southeast corner of land in the name of Elcan, and a corner of a survey made in September, 1946, by Ashley G. Wiles, thence with the survey of Wiles as follows: South 82 degrees West with Elcan’s south line, 887.7 feet; South 67 degrees West with Elcan’s south line, 462 feet to a stake being the northeast corner of Roy Faulk; South with the east line of Faulk, 1330.56 feet to a stake being an interior corner of Faulk; East with the north line of Faulk, and the north line of said Lloyd Harden, in all, 1965.6 feet to the beginning and containing 71.01 acres, more or less, per survey of A. M. Carlton, Jr., dated December 31, 1979. BEING the same tract or parcel of land conveyed to Jimmy B. Harden by deed of Charles L. Daniel and wife, Dorothy B. Daniel as recorded in Deed Book 177, page 441, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Map 117, Parcel 9.01 PARCEL 4: Second Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee. BEGINNING at the southwest corner of this 6.86 acre partition, being in the centerline of Ford Road (gravel road) said point of beginning being north 01 degree 18 minutes 10 seconds east 368.00 feet from the centerline intersection of Ford Road and Stanton Koko Road, said intersection point being the southwest corner of the Lofton K. Stuart, et al 89.23 acre tract (121/61), which this 6.86 acre partition is a part; thence in a northeastwardly direction, from said point of beginning along the centerline of Ford Road, the following (2) courses: north 02 degrees 44 minutes 42 seconds east 359.36 feet to an angle point; thence north 05 degrees 03 minutes 35 seconds east 131.83 feet to the northwest corner of this partition; thence in a southeastwardly direction along the north line of this partition, south 86 degrees 55 minutes 54 seconds east, and passing through a set L.P. at 20.00 feet, but in all a distance of 669.33 feet to a set L.P. being the northeast corner of this partition; thence in a southwestwardly direction along the east line of this partition, south 12 degrees 55 minutes 33 seconds west 462.20 feet to a set L.P. being the southeast corner of this partition; thence in a southwestwardly direction, along the south line of this partition, south 89 degrees 37 minutes 10 seconds west, and passing a set L.P. at 573.83 feet, but in all a distance of 593.83 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 6.86 acres, more or less, according to survey made by Donald R. Cole, Surveyor, on March 19, 1991. HOWEVER, there is excepted out of the above described survey all that portion occupied by the R.O.W. of Ford Road. BEING the same tract or parcel of land conveyed to Jimmy B. Harden and wife, Gwen S. Harden by deed of Lofton K. Stuart et als as recorded in Deed Book 188, page 221, Register(s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Map133, Parcel 11.04 Deed of Trust is subject to a first and second mortgages to USDA-Farmers Home Administration recorded in Trust Deed Book 222, page 681, and Trust Deed Book 238, page 86, Register(s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Said sale will be made in bar of all rights and equity of redemption, homestead and dower, which are expressly waived in said deed of trust. The title to said property is believed to be good, but I will sell and convey as Substitute Trustee only. The Purchaser will assume payment of all taxes and assessments constituting a lien on said real estate on the date of sale. This 11th day of April, 2011. Marianna Williams Attorneys for Trustee ASHLEY, ASHLEY & ARNOLD P. O. Box H Dyersburg, TN 38025-2008 731 285 5074 Other Interested Parties: USDA-FHA Publish Dates: Thursday, April 14, 2011, Thursday, April 21, 2011 & Thursday, April 28, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a note dated April 18, 2007, and the trust deed of even date securing the same recorded on April 26, 2007, in Record Book 38, page 173, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Patrick L. Mann, Barbara Mann, Linda Banks, Minnie Bond, Virgil Thomas, Lou Ella Mann and Sandra Mann conveying certain property therein described to C. Thomas Hooper, III, as trustee for Pat H. Mann, Jr.;

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NOW, THEREFORE, this notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable and that C. Thomas Hooper, III, Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested in and imposed upon said trustee will on Friday, April 22, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at the east door of the courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in said trust deed. Said property being real estate situated in the 11th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: FIRST TRACT: BEGINNING at a stake in the center of what is known in the year 1967 as the Briarcreek Road about 17 chains as measured in a southerly direction from the northwest corner of a tract in the name of Carl Mann and being the northwest corner of the Mack Mann farm of which this now described tract is a part; runs thence with the south line of Carl Mann East 18.0 chains to a corner fence post; thence South 8.94 chains to a stake, the northeast corner of a remainder tract cut off by this survey to Mack Mann; thence West 14.10 chains to a stake in the open field; thence North 2.81 chains to a twin 14 inch gum tree; thence West 3.90 chains to a point in the center of the above mentioned road; thence with the road North 6.13 chains to the point of beginning, and containing 15 acres, more or less. THERE IS INCLUDED WITHIN THE ABOVE BOUNDARIES AND DESCRIPTION, BUT EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED FROM THIS CONVEYANCE the following described tract or parcel of land which is more particularly described as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at an iron pin set at the southwest corner of Carolyn Ronk (Deed Book 133, page 438), said pin also being in the east margin of Briarcreek Road (margin being 25 feet east side of centerline) and at the northwest corner of the tract herein described; thence generally with an old fence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 232.39 feet to an iron pin at the northeast corner of the tract herein described; thence with a new severance line through the property of Mann (Deed Book 102, page 366) South 00 degrees 00 seconds East 404.58 feet to an iron pipe set at the southeast corner of the tract herein described, said point also being the northeast corner of Barbara J. Mann (Deed Book 183, page 277); thence with the south line of the tract herein described South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 241.28 feet to an iron pin set in the above mentioned east margin of Briarcreek Road, said point being the southwest corner of the tract herein described; thence with said margin North 01 degree 15 minutes 31 seconds East 404.68 feet to the point of beginning, and containing within these calls 2.20 acres as surveyed by Surveying Services, Inc., 41 Heritage Square, Jackson, TN 38305. Said acreage being subject to all right of ways and easements if any exist. Designated as Map 041, Parcel 016.01, Property Assessor’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, and situated on Briarcreek Road. SECOND TRACT: BEGINNING at a stake in the northeast corner of the tract now being described and Marks’ northwest corner; and runs thence South with Buster Walker’s (now Marks’) west line 105.4 poles to a stake; thence East 31 poles to a stake; thence South 96.3 poles to a stake; thence West 66.65 poles to a stake; thence North 199.8 poles to a stake; thence East 36.65 poles to the beginning, and containing 63.38 acres, more or less. THIRD T R A C T: BEGINNING at the southwest corner of land now belonging to L. V. Jarrett (being the above described 63.38 acre tract) formerly known as the John Voss farm and the southeast corner of land purchased by Robert Read from Mrs. Laura Vick and runs thence North with the dividing line between said Voss farm and the land purchased by said Read from Vick 30 feet to an iron stake; thence West and parallel with the south boundary line of said land purchased by Read from Vick 120-1/8 poles to an iron stake; thence South 30 feet to a stake, same being the southeast corner of land now belonging to Mrs. Ruth Dupree; thence East 120-1/8 poles to the point of beginning, containing 1 acre, more or less. Second and Third Tracts are designated as Map 040, Parcel 016.00, Property Assessor’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, and situated on English Road. FOURTH TRACT: BEGINNING at a stake in the south boundary line of the

whole tract of which this is a part, said stake being 31.94 poles from the southeast corner of said whole tract is the southwest corner of the tract falling to George Brack in this division and in the north boundary line of a tract in the name of Sternberger; running thence along the Sternberger boundary line North 89 degrees 35 minutes West 33 poles to a stake, said stake being the southeast corner of a tract of 11.92 acres falling to Dave Brack in this division; thence along the east boundary line of Dave’s tract North 57.88 poles to a stake on the south margin of roadway set apart in this division and the northeast corner of Dave’s tract; thence along the roadway margin East 33 poles to a stake, same being northwest corner of the tract falling to George in this division; thence along the west boundary line of George’s tract South 58.12 poles to the point of beginning, containing 11.95 acres, the north point of this description being 4 degrees and 15 minutes to the left of the magnetic meridian as of March, 1943. THERE IS INCLUDED WITHIN THE ABOVE BOUNDARIES AND DESCRIPTION, BUT EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED FROM THIS CONVEYANCE, the following: A lot containing 1 acre, more or less, conveyed to Mildred Vaughn by deed of Cobon Brack et ux recorded in Deed Book 115, page 208, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, and reference is here made to said deed for a more particular description. Lots containing 5 acres, more or less, conveyed to Thomas Earl Jarrett et ux by deed of Cobon Brack et ux recorded in Deed Book 118, page 32, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, and reference is here made to said deed for a more particular description. FIFTH T R A C T: BEGINNING at a stake in the south boundary line of the whole tract of which this is a part, said stake being the southwest corner of the tract falling to Lewis Brack in this division and in the north boundary line of a tract in the name of Sternberger and 64.94 poles from the southeast corner of the whole tract; running thence along the north boundary line of the Sternberger tract North 89 degrees 35 minutes West 33.12 poles to a stake, said stake being the southeast corner of a tract of 11.77 acres falling to Anna Morgan in this division; thence along the east boundary line of Morgan North 57.8 poles to a stake, Morgan’s northeast corner and in the south margin of a roadway set apart in this division; thence along the south margin of this roadway East 33.12 poles to a stake, same being the northeast corner of the tract falling to Lewis Brack; thence along the west boundary of Lewis Brack’s tract South 57.88 poles to the point of beginning, and containing 11.92 acres, the north point of this description being 4 degrees 15 minutes to the left of the magnetic meridian as of March, 1943. THERE IS INCLUDED WITHIN THE ABOVE BOUNDARIES AND DESCRIPTION, BUT EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED FROM THIS CONVEYANCE, the following: A lot containing 1 acre, more or less, conveyed to James C. Mann by deed of Cobon Brack et ux recorded in Deed Book 115, page 206, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, and reference is here made to said deed for a more particular description. A lot containing 1 acre, more or less, conveyed to Sarah Bynum by deed of Cobon Brack et ux recorded in Deed Book 120, page 334, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, and reference is here made to said deed for a more particular description. Fourth and Fifth Tracts are designated as Map 028, Parcel 036.08, Property Assessor’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, and situated on Brack Road. Other Interested Party: Education Resources Institute This sale is subject to any unpaid taxes and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this notice may be rescinded at the trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This 28th day of March 2011. C. THOMAS HOOPER, III, TRUSTEE Publication Dates: 03-31-11, 04-07-11 & 04-14-11 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated August 17, 2007,

and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded August 26, 2007, at Book 43, Page 338 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Cassandra Whitmore, conveying certain property therein described to Brandon G. Polito as Trustee for Wells Fargo Financial Tennessee 1, L.L.C.; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on May 4, 2011 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Land referred to in the Commitment is described as all that certain property situated in City of Brownsville; 7th Civil District in the County of Haywood, and State of Tennessee and being described in a Deed dated 08/12/2002 and recorded 09/13/2002 in Book 252, Page 558 amoung the land records of the County and State set forth above, and referenced as follows: Beginning at a point in the South right-of-way of Highway 79 North, 33 feet from center, said point being the Northeast corner of Taylor and the Northwest corner of the following described tract, metal post found on line North 27 degrees 33 minutes 45 seconds West 0.56 feet from said point of beginning; thence North 47 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 70.50 feet along the South right-of-way of Highway 79 North to an iron pin foudn at the Northwest corner of Powell; thence South 39 degrees 53 minutes 16 seconds East 276.11 feet along the West line of Powell to a metal corner post found; thence South 41 degrees 31 minutes 02 seconds East 86.40 feet along an interior line of Moore to an iron pin found; thence South 47 degrees 18 mintues 28 seconds West 84.56 feet along an interior line of Moore to a crosstie post found; thence North 38 degrees 03 minutes 20 seconds West 382.52 feet along the East line of Taylor to the point of beginning, and containing 0.64 acre, as surveyed by Walter R. Powell, Registered Land Surveyor Number 832, on October 17, 1896. ALSO KNOWN AS: 2896 US Highway 79 North, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Cassandra Whitmore The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 717-202419 DATED March 31, 2011 INSERTION DATES: April 7, 2011, April 14, 2011, April 21, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_mgrayer_110331_ 912

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Thursday, April 14, 2011 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated June 7, 2004, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 9, 2004, at Book 267, Page 704 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Mitchell Turner Hurbert Hoover Turner and Darlene Turner, conveying certain property therein described to Andrew Valentine, Esq. as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for American Home Mortgage and American Home Mortgage’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on April 20, 2011 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Being Lot No. 1, Coming Home Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 204, Register’s Office, Haywood County. Tennessee. This lot is subject to Restrictive Covenants of record in Plat Book 2, Page 204, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 500 Penny Lane, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012-1605 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Mitchell Turner; Hurbert Hoover Turner; Darlene Turner The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 717-188711 DATED March 17, 2011 INSERTION DATES: March 31, 2011,, April 7, 2011 and April 14, 2011. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace FHA No. 482-3698952 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ rsmith_110317_ 814 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of Joyce Patton Docket #P-1950 Notice is hereby given that on the 7th day of April, 2011, letters testamentary of letters of administration in respect to the estate of Joyce Patton who died on April 3, 2011 were issued to the undersigned by

the Chancery/Probate Court of Haywood County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of posting of this notice of twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent as provided by law. This 7th day of April, 2011, (Signed) David Teague, Executor Estate of Joyce Patton C. Thomas Hooper, III Attorney for the Estate By: Judy Hardister, Clerk & Master Publication dates: 04-14-11 & 04-21-11 NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of Gregory Phil Smith Docket #P-1951 Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of April, 2011, letters testamentary of letters of administration in respect to the estate of Gregory Phil Smith who died on June 21, 2010 were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery/Probate Court of Haywood County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of posting of this notice of twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent as provided by law. This 8th day of April, 2011, (Signed) Peggy Harvey, Administratrix Estate of Gregory Phil Smith James S. Haywood, Jr. Attorney for the Estate By: Judy Hardister, Clerk & Master Publication dates: 04-14-11 & 04-21-11

Right to Know 4-4-11 Russell Baker – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Speeding, Financial Responsibility – Insurance $1500 4-5-11 Jackie W. Jelks – Domestic Assault - $2500 Paul Lynn Voss – Evading Arrest, Violation of Probation - $0 Lisa White – Probation of Violation - $0 Alex Lee Wise – Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Violation of Probation - $0 4-6-11 Andrew Reda Abraham – Driving Under the Influence, Open Container - $7000 Victor Fitzsimmons – Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest $0 Willie J. Perry – Driving on Revoked/ Suspended License, Financial Responsibility – Insurance, Improper Display - $2500 Desirae Sheree Tufino – Public Intoxication, Assault on Officer, Resisting Arrest, Theft - $3500 4-8-11 Lashawanda A. Bunch – Theft of Property Over $500 - $1500 Travis Dean Byars – Possession of Schedule VI, Simple - $2500 Dennis Harris – Drug Paraphanalia - $700 Johnathan Cody Young – Domestic Assault - $0 4-9-11 Antwion Thomas Powell – Domestic Assault, Rape - $0 Danella Springfield – Driving on Expired License - $1500 4-10-11 Rockford Alan Cox – Financial Responsibility – Insurance, Speeding, Driving on Revoked/ Suspended License - $3000

MAIN STREET STORAGE 799 E. Main Street, PO Box 197 Brownsville, TN 38012 731-779-2009 or 731779-0208 fax PURSUANT TO T.C.A. 66-31-105 ENFORCEMENT OF SELFSERVICE STORAGE FACILITY LIENS Notification is given this date that the contents of the following warehouses will be sold to satisfy the owner’s lien at Main Street Storage; 799 E. Main St., Brownsville, TN 38012. To be sold at public auction to the highest bidder at 9:00 am, May 2, 2011. Thank you, Nancy J. Christian NAME UNIT Florence Ayers 158 Dorothy Howard 199 Charles Estes 595 Kimberly Johnson A8 Carliss Jarrett C9

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Rental Opportunities For Rent: In Stanton, 2-bedroom 1-bath house, includes all appliances and CH/A, $425 month, $350 deposit. Also 1-bedroom apartments available starting at $425-$475 month, $350 deposit. Includes all utilities with one bedroom. All appliances included, W/D available. Yard work provided by landlord. No pets, references required. Also have month to month available. Call for rates 901-826-7044. For Rent: Houses, Townhouses, Duplexes, and Apartments available. Application and $5 processing fee required. Jacocks Property Management Inc., 1225 N. Washington Ave. 7720452 For Rent: 2 bedroom duplex and 3 bedroom mobile home. Call 731-780-6287. Apartment in Brownsville, very nice, large 1-2 BR Apartment. French doors, berber carpet. Central h/a, quiet neighborhood. $475 rent, $475 deposit. (Includes frig, stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer.) No pets. Yardwork provided by landlord. Month to month rent is available. References required. Call 901-826-7044. For Rent: Apartment 2 bedroom, 1 bath, central H/A located on West Margin $450 month. Security deposit required. 731661-1300. For Rent: 2 bedroom apartment 808 North McLemore Jacocks Property Mgmt. 772-0452.

For Sale For Sale: 3 bedroom, brick home, carport, 672 Bell Street. Fix up or investment properties. $40,000 Contact me at 731-5010115. Leave Message.

Storage Facilities Self-service storage. Drive-up and climate controlled available. Call for sizes and rates. Ask about our move-in specials. Brownsville Mini Warehouses, 1225 North Washington, 7720453

Mobile Homes For Sale 12 HUD HOMES Back on the Market - Immediate Occupancy - $500 Deposit - Call to Apply!!! 731-642-6438, ClaytonParis.com (TnScan) MOVE-IN READY HOMES... Apply Online & View our

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Excellent Miles, Weekly Hometime, New Equipment. CDL-A, 6mo. experience required. EEOE/AAP 866-3224039 www.Drive4Marten.com (TnScan) BIG G EXPRESS 100% Employee Owned OTR Solo Drivers Home Most Weekends, 1yr w/Class A-CDL, Low Cost Insurance, Free PrePass/EZ Pass, APU’s in all trucks 1-800-684-9140 ext2 www.biggexpress.com (TnScan) DRIVER- NEW TRUCKS + FLEXIBLE Days Off + Paid Daily. Looking for Drivers who are Looking for Miles + Full Benefits. CDL-A. 3months recent experience required. 800414-9569. www.driveknight. com (TnScan)

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CALL NOW! INTERNATIONAL TRUCK Driving School/ BIH Trucking Company Now taking Students!

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Drivers: 7 Drivers Needed NOW!!! Top Pay, Benefits, Bonuses running OTR! CDL-A w/1yr. Tractor Trlr exp., Haz/Tank End. M-F; 8-5: 1-800-397-2423

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Health/Beauty IF YOU USED TYPE 2 Diabetes Drug Avandia between 1999present and suffered a stroke or heart attack you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727 (TnScan)

Help Wanted TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE - Driving For a Career - 14 Day CDL Training in Jackson TN. 15 Years Training Experience. Great Pay, Student Loans, Grants, Placement Assistance. Drive-Train 119 E.L. Morgan Drive Jackson TN. 800423-8820. www.drive-train.org (TnScan) BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND College? Over 18? Drop that entry level position. Earn what you’re worth!!! Travel w/ Successful Young Business Group. Paid Training. Transportation, Lodging Provided. 1-877-646-5050. ((TnScan))

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The Jackson Sun Has a Route Opening In the Brownsville Area. Contact Clark Bennett 731-425-9627 Serious Inquiries/Dependable Workers with Reliable Transportation. NHC Somerville is hiring great people to provide great care! What We Do, Makes A Difference Certified Nursing Technicians Positions Now Available

NHC Health Care 308 Lake Drive Somerville, TN 38068 901-465-9861 EOE

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CCA’s Hardeman County Correctional Facility is now accepting applications for the following positions:

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BLUEBIRD MANOR APARTMENTS 537 Bluebird, Brownsville, TN 38012

Now accepting applications for one bedroom apartments for the elderly, handicapped, or disabled Applications Available at the complex Office Or Call (731) 772-4264 (TDD 1-800-848-0298) For Information “In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).” To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20540-9410, or call (800)795-3272 (voice), or (202)720-6382 (TDD).”

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We are missing someone. Could it be you. We are looking for a highly qualified person to be our Director of Nursing. Interested candidates contact Covington Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1992 Hwy 51 South, Covington, TN., 38019, 901-476-1820.

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In addition to competitive salaries we offer our full time employees a comprehensive benefits package. • • • • • • •

Major Medical Insurance Plans Available Retirement Plan (401K) Paid Training Paid Holidays Opportunity to Accrue Paid Personal Leave Annual Raises Advancement Opportunities

Working together under the ONE Team – ONE GOAL philosophy, you’ll find a dedicated team of people that you can count on. All applicants must successfully complete drug and background screening. Candidates may apply on line at www.cca.com Contact Laura Harville, Human Resource Manager at (731)254-6004

CCA is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/Vet/HP

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This week we welcome Dottie Staggs Bishop to our “Cook’s Nook.” After she and Wendell married, they moved to Cordova for several years, but she’s back in Haywood County now! Dottie loves the river, she named her black Labrador retriever “Hatchie” and although they don’t live on the river anymore, she has a gorgeous pond where Hatchie swims and fetches. She recently had

a gazebo built to enhance her outdoor entertaining. Dottie cooks everything from soup to game dishes, but her favorite thing to make is cake and she has recently started baking and decorating wedding and specialty cakes for the public. Her business doesn’t have a name yet, but I can tell you from experience that they taste delicious. They are elegant and

artistically decorated. Her nieces and nephews spend a lot of time at Aunt Dottie’s house and there is always something in the crockpot or baking in the oven. She shared with us some scrumptious family recipes from the Bishop family cookbook (of course, you know my favorite is the chocolate cobbler – yum, yum!). Happy cooking, dear readers!!

Dottie Staggs Bishop

DIXIE CAVIAR

from the kitchen of Dottie Bishop 2 cans black-eyed peas, drained 1 can hominy, drained 1 green pepper, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped ¼ cup cilantro, chopped (optional) 4 green onions, sliced ½ cup chopped onion ¼ cup sour cream 8 ounce Italian dressing Combine all ingredients and mix well. Add Italian dressing and mix. Good with tortilla chips or all by itself!

Broccoli Salad 1 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons red cider vinegar ¼ cup sugar 1 bunch broccoli (broken into florets) ½ cup chopped pecans or salted peanuts ½ cup chopped red onion ½ cup raisins Combine first three ingredients, mix well and refrigerate overnight. Add mixture to other ingredients and serve. Will keep in refrigerator 2 days. If using pecans, add 8 to 10 slices of crumbled, crisp cooked bacon.

Sugarless Apple Pie 12 ounce can frozen apple juice, unsweetened ½ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg 5 cups sliced apples 2 tablespoons melted margarine 2 unbaked thawed 9 inch pie crusts Cook apple juice, corn starch, cinnamon and nutmeg until thick. Add salt and stir. Add apples to mixture and mix well. Pour into pie shell then place second pie shell on top. Cut steam holes in second shell and brush margarine on top. Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown.

Almost Sugar Free Banana Pudding

Red Velvet Cake 2 cups self rising flour 1 ½ cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup Wesson oil 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 2 small bottles red food coloring Frosting ¼ cup flour 1 cup Wesson oil 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk 1 cup coconut 1 package (8 ounce)pecans 1 teaspoon vanilla

Eggplant Parmesan

Combine all cake ingredients in mixer bowl and mix well. Bake at 350 degrees in pan of your choice until done. For frosting, combine flour and sugar in saucepan and mix well. Add oil, milk, coconut, pecans and vanilla. Cook over medium heat until thick and frost cake.

4 bananas 1 bag sugar free vanilla wafers 1 small box sugar free instant vanilla pudding mix 1 small container lite cook whip 1 can lite sweetened condensed milk

Peel and slice eggplant. Roll in flour and fry in oil. Place eggplant in 13 x 9 baking dish. Pour Ragu sauce over eggplant and add grated cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve over the cooked spaghetti.

Prepare pudding mix as directed. Add ¾ of cool whip and condensed milk and mix well. Layer bananas and vanilla wafers and pudding in large bowl until all is used up. Use remaining cool whip to top pudding and garnish with bananas and vanilla wafer crumbs if desired.

Cowboy Casserole (serves 2)

Chocolate Cobbler 1 ¼ sticks butter 1 ½ cups self rising flour 2 ¼ cups sugar 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla ¾ cup milk 7 tablespoons cocoa 1 ½ cups water Cool whip Melt butter in 9 x 13 pan. Mix flour, 1 ½ cups sugar, vanilla and milk. Pour over melted butter. Mix cocoa and remaining sugar. Sprinkle over first mixture. Slowly pour 1 ½ cups water over entire mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes or until brown. Serve warm, topped with cool whip.

1 large eggplant 1 pound mozzarella cheese, grated 1 large jar Ragu sauce 1 pound cooked spaghetti Flour Oil

Stuffed Peppers 2 – 3 bell peppers 1 pound browned sausage 1 cup grated velveeta cheese 2 slices crumbled toasted bread Pet milk to moisten Core peppers and boil in salted water until they change color. Mix browned sausage with cheese. Pour milk over mixture just to moisten. Stuff peppers and bake at 350 degrees just until cheese melts.

½ pound ground beef (browned) 1 can (8 ounce) whole kernel corn, drained 2/3 cup condensed cream of chicken soup (undiluted) ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (divided) 1/3 cup milk 2 tablespoons sour cream ¾ teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon pepper 2 cups frozen tater tots In large skillet, brown ground beet, stir in corn, soup, milk, half of the cheese, sour cream, onion powder and pepper. Put 1 cup tater tots in 3 cup baking dish coated with Pam. Layer with the beef mixture and remaining tater tots. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes or until bubbly.

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Balloon Launch for Child Abuse Prevention The Brownsville Carl Perkins Center continued their campaign of raising awareness of child abuse by launching balloons with Head Start students Tuesday, April 12. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and will have the center hosting a variety of events throughout the month. Photos By Calvin Carter

It was hard for the children to contain their excitement while waiting until the balloons would, as one child said, “Go up to God.”

The center had approximately 150 helium filled balloons.

A fence has always been the best option to create privacy for your home and secure your yard. But, digging multiple holes for fence posts without knowing what’s below can result in injury, expense and penalties.

Carl Perkins Director Beth Wilson explains when the balloons can be launched.

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