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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Haywood County, Tennessee

One Section, 20 Pages


Brownsville travels to Muskogee for multicultural exchange

Hometown Hero

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see pages 8-9

Sports see pages 11-12

A group of 17 visited Muskogee, Ok., for tours and the screening of the new documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Muskogee to Nutbush,â&#x20AC;? April 12-14, 2013. Pictured are (from left, standing) Director of the Muskogee Spotlight Program Michael Anthamatten, Mary Hines, Mayor Jo Matherne, Phyllis and Austin Brown, Sonia Outlaw-Clark, Jean Avery, Muskogee historian Jonita Mullins, Spotlight Programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clayton Campbell and Muskogee Chamber President Treasure McKenzie; (from left, kneeling) Paula Webb, Vickie Cooper, Emma Webb, Andy Cooper, Vice Mayor Carolyn Flagg, Peggy Jones and Austin Webb. Not pictured are Joe Stephens and Joseph, A.C. and Rooks Stephens. Photo submitted A group from Brownsville traveled to Muskogee, Oklahoma, April 12-14, as part of a multicultural exchange between the two cities. The exchange began last September when residents of Muskogee visited for the Tina Turner Celebration. Brownsville was greeted by Chamber officials and treated to a full weekend of activities, including visiting the USS Batfish submarine,

the Azalea Festival and Chili Cook-off, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, Honor Heights Park and a tour of the city. The highlight of the trip was the Bare Bones Film Festival and the screening of the documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Muskogee to Nutbush: In Search of Tina Turner American Music Icon.â&#x20AC;? The film follows Muskogeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rising Stars, a group of students

participating in the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music Spotlight Program, as they traveled to Brownsville and Nutbush to learn more about Anna Mae Bullock and her rise to fame as Tina Turner. Twelve-yearold Memphis native Emma Webb joined the Brownsville group and provided the entertainment for the opening of the film. She was joined on stage by the same Rising Stars featured in the

film. Brownsville scenes include clips from the ribbon cutting of the Flagg Grove School and a tour of Nutbush. Local people are also featured in the film, including Brownsville Mayor Jo Matherne and Pam and Joe Stephens. Brownsville residents will have the opportunity to see the documentary this September during the annual Tina Turner Heritage Celebration.

Qâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fitness Challenge winners lose a combined 135 pounds BY JENNIFER WILLIS Qâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fitness Challenge at Flex Fitness began on January 21, and came to an end 12 weeks later on April 13. A total of 20 groups registered for the challenge, and worked hard for those 12 weeks to lose weight and get healthier. Each team member attended scheduled weighinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and a tally of weight lost was kept. The winners were determined based on the percentage of weight loss. The first place group consisted of team members Pearleen Shaw, Yolanda Shaw, Ester Godinez, and LePearl McFarland. Their coach was Kristy Jarrett. The team took home the trophy and the $1000 prize for their winning percentage of 17.67%. Their total combined weight loss was 135 pounds. While there to congratulate them and take their picture,

someone asked them how much weight they lost, and when they responded with 135 pounds, the person asking said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wow! You ladies lost a whole person!â&#x20AC;? The ladies definately worked hard, and have a lot to be proud of. They all said that they intend on continuing to work out and stay healthier. The team members who came in second place were Emily Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Quin and Alan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Quin. Their coach was Lisa Carlton. They had a combined weight loss 55.25 pounds, and a percentage of 14.68%. The third place team was also coached by Lisa Carlton, and the team members were Lisa Johnson, Catherine Hamilton, Nick Nichols, and Abby Nichols. They lost a total of 115 pounds combined, and had a final percentage of 14.36%. Q said he plans to do another fitness challenge next year, and is even considering another one this fall.

Photos by Jennifer Willis Pictured above, left to right, are the 1st place winners of Qâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fitness Challenge: Yolanda Shaw, LePearl McFarland, Marquis â&#x20AC;&#x153;Qâ&#x20AC;? Tyus, and Pearleen Shaw. They earned the trophy and the $1000 prize by losing a total of 135 pounds combined, or 17.67%. Pictured right is Kristy Jarrett, coach for the winning team.

Delta Heritage Center receives award for art catalog

The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center was recently honored with an Award of Excellence from the Tennessee Association of Museums. Accepting the award for its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sonnets to Orpheusâ&#x20AC;? art catalog is Director Sonia Outlaw-Clark. The award was presented by TAM President Myers Brown at award ceremonies held March Photo submitted 20, in Columbia.

The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center recently received an Award of Excellence from the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) during its annual conference in Franklin. The award recognized the Center for a catalog highlighting the 2012 art exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sonnets to Orpheus.â&#x20AC;? The exhibit showcased the work of Jackson artist Lendon Noe and featured her realism and abstract interpretations of German poet Rainer Rilkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection of poems entitled The Sonnets to Orpheus. The organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Awards Banquet was held following a tour of Columbia. historical sites March 20. Attendees visited the James K. Polk

Home, The Athenaeum, and a privatelyowned home prior to the award ceremony held at the Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memorial Hall. Founded in 1960, TAM fosters communication and cooperation between museums, cultural societies and other members in order to keep the public informed on the importance of understanding and preserving Tennesseeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural, historical and scientific heritage. The organization also encourages best practices in Tennessee museums and continued education among its members. To learn more about TAM, visit www. tnmuseums.


r g . The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is a tourist information center and home to three regional museums depicting the history and culture of the West Tennessee people. Inside visitors will find the Cotton Museum, West Tennessee Music Museum, Hatchie River Museum, the Sleepy John Estes Home and Flagg Grove School, the childhood school of Tina Turner. To learn more about the Center, visit www. or call 731-779-9000.

Page 2 — The Brownsville States-Graphic, Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rotary welcomes new Paul Harris Fellow

Hometown Drug Company now open

Photos by Jennifer Willis Photo submitted The Rotary Club recently welcomed Rotarian Clinton Neal (pictured right) as the club’s newest Paul Harris Fellow. Pictured left is Rotary President Michael Banks.

Hometown Drug Company is now open for business. Pharmacist Mel Cox and his staff are available to help you with all of your prescription needs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., and are offering free delivery service Monday through Friday. They are located at 2280 North Washington, or you can call them at 772-4300.

Memorial Day Weekend means Exit 56 Blues Fest Brownsville will celebrate its blues heritage Memorial Day weekend with the Exit 56 Blues Fest Saturday, May 25, at the Delta Heritage Center. The annual event will include an arts and crafts show, car cruise-in and live Blues music from the porch of the Sleepy John Estes home. The first performers will take the stage at noon and headliners Little Boys Blue and TeeDee Young hit the stage at 7 p.m. There will be several newcomers to the Exit 56 stage this year. Fifteen year old Dylan Whitney of Bixby, Ok., known as the “Whiz Kid of Blues” may be young but he is a very mature guitar player. Tyler Goodson of Jackson, has been playing guitar most of his life, but didn’t start “giggin” until he was 21. Now the 26-yearold plays regularly in Jackson and on Beale Street. Bluesberry Jam Band is a group of West Tennessee natives working to preserve the blues and roots tradition of the region. Pep Rally Losers, a duo with a West Tennessee connection, prides itself on playing the raw blues with a sprinkle of rock. Clarksdale, Miss., performer Sean “Bad” Apple has studied at the feet of many historical bluesmen for more than two decades

and is a regular performer at Ground Zero Blues Club. He’ll reach back and draw from inspiration of blues past to deliver another high energy, driving performance at this year’s festival. Northwest Tennessee band Blind Red Rooster is back for a repeat performance on the porch. They’ll deliver their unique blend of Texas and Delta Blues. Opening for the evening’s headliner is Little Boys Blue, featuring the awardwinning duo of Brownsville’s own Jimmy D. Taylor and Jackson’s Steve Patterson. Traveling and playing with some of the industry’s finest has helped this duo hone their skills and develop a unique style that pays homage to the country blues tradition of the region. Headlining the Exit 56 Blues Fest is TeeDee Young. Young’s dynamic stage presence and energy will put you in the mood for dancing. A native of Lexington,

Ky., he has been performing since he was 14. By the time Young was 20, he was performing in such venues as The Cotton Club and later at B.B. King’s. He maintains an authentic Blues style while writing and performing his own music, and is known for his command of the guitar, using it like a weapon to “fire down” the blues. Select arts and crafts vendors will be onsite during the event and car and motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to cruise-in for the music from 1-3 p.m., and compete for some unique titles. Registration is free and can be made online or day of the event. You’ll also find favorite festival foods and of course barbecue! Admission is free and open to the public. A complete schedule can be found by visiting the Center’s website, www.westtnheritage. com/exit56, or by calling 731-779-9000.

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Fifteen-year-old Dylan Whitney will be the youngest performer to take the stage at the Exit 56 Blues Fest May 25 in Brownsville. From Oklahoma, the youngster is already making a name for himself in Blues circles. Photo submitted

The Brownsville States-Graphic, Thursday, April 18, 2013 — Page 3 Haywood

Community & Church News On the Agenda Brownsville City Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month – 5:30 p.m. Brownsville City Planning Commission 4th Thursday – 4 p.m. Brownsville Historic Zoning Commission 3rd 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. Haywood County Planning Commission 2nd Thursday of every month - 7 p.m. Haywood County School Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of every month – 6 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 Craig Fitzhugh

Free Meal opportunities for children 18 and under Brownsville/Haywood County Parks and Recreation Department announces its sponsorship of the 2013 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 and Recreation Office at (731) 772-6693 or come by 100 Boyd Avenue for more information. This is not registration for our Summer Camp


Dunbar – HTC – Carver High Alumni Dunbar – HTC – Carver High Alumni Brownsville Chapter will hold its regular meeting on Monday evening April 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Carver Gym. All members and interested persons are invited to be in attendance. Calvin Hawkins, President. Dancyville CME Church Men’s Fellowship Program at Dancyville CME Church, Sunday

afternoon April 21 at 2:00 p.m. with Minister Jeff Kelley and family. This program is in celebration of “Men’s Month.” Douglas Chapel CME Douglas Chapel CME Church will have a musical program on Sunday April 21 at 6 p.m. featuring Rev. Eddie Boone and group, the former Gospel Airs Group and Pearls of Paradise. The public is invited. First Holiness Church First Holiness Church invites you to the Ordination and Installation of Elder Husley Hunt on Sunday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m. A Reception will be held on the green immediately following the service. St. Peter C.M.E. On Sunday April 21 at 2 p.m. there will be a “Women of the Bible program” at St. Peter C.M.E. on Fulton Rd. Relay lunch at B.U.D. Hamburger and Hot Dog Lunch at Brownsville Utilities Parking Lot April 30 at 11:00 to 1:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the Relay For Life. Cinco De Mayo Cinco De Mayo Spring Celebration 4 – 5 p.m. closing streets and set up ; 6 p.m. starts with Pinita, Haywood’s Got Talent, Roses Unread, For Sale, and Delta Vagabonds ; 8:30 p.m. Blind Red Rooster. If you

More Cops. More Stops. Across Tennessee Though April 22nd 2013 State and Local Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Traffic Safety Violations to Help Save More Lives

T e n n e s s e e drivers beware. The Brownsville Police Department is teaming with law enforcement agencies all across the state between now and the busy spring travel season to crack down on traffic safety violations. State and local law enforcement will be out in force to remind all drivers and passengers to never drink and drive, always buckle up, obey the speed limit, and eliminate all distractions in the vehicle while driving. This special enforcement crackdown is part of the state’s new More Cops. More Stops. campaign to help save more lives on Tennessee’s roadways. “We want everyone to be safe while traveling on Tennessee’s roadways this busy spring travel season,” said Chief Chris Lea. “So we are teaming with other state and local law enforcement officials on this special ‘More Cops. More Stops.’

campaign to crack down and strongly enforce our most basic and important highway safety laws.” Sixty-nine percent of 18 to 34 year old passenger vehicle occupants killed in Tennessee crashes during 2009 were NOT wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. “Not wearing your seat belt will get you a ticket, but we will also be cracking down on speeding and distracted driving, and especially on anyone drinking and driving,” said Chief Chris Lea. Chief Lea said nearly one-third of those killed on Tennessee’s highways during 2009 involved drivers or motorcycle operators with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or above at the time of the deadly crash. Tennessee is teaming with the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on this important national demonstration project,

as one of only two States, to test the effectiveness of a new combined high visibility enforcement campaign designed to reduce drunk driving, boost seat belt use, and crack down on speeding and distracted driving, particularly among young adult males. Research and fatal crash statistics show that young adult males are most likely to practice high-risk behaviors while driving, such as not wearing seat belts and/or drinking and driving. “Impaired driving will not be tolerated. There will be no warnings or excuses. If you drive drunk, you will be stopped and you will be arrested,” Chief Lea said. “But speeding, distracted driving and failing to wear your seat belt will also cost you. Please help us get the word out this spring. More Cops. More Stops. We will be out in force to help save more lives on Tennessee’s r o a d w a y s . ”

are a nonprofit looking to set up a booth call All That’s Victoria at 7724477 for information. Spaces available. Douglas Senior Banquet Senior Banquet at the Douglas Community Center 1037 Douglas Rd. Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. for further information contact Sis. Nadean Lee at 731-548-6111. Haywood County Democratic Party The Haywood County Democratic Party will meet Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Haywood County Justice Complex 100 S. Dupree. All are invited. For more information call 731-772-8719. Nola Walker-Bond Day The Fourteenth Annual Nola Walker-Bond Day will be Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Oakview M.B. Church. Special guest speaker will be Rev. Preston T. Jefferson. Special guest choir will be Willow Grove Youth Choir Metro Government Public Hearing There will be hearing on government Criminal Complex on April 29 at

a public metro at the Justice Monday, 6 p.m.

1:00 at Insouth Bank downstairs in the Community Room. All Committee Members are ask to please be present. For additional information, please contact Carolyn Flagg at 772-0425 or Alan Callery at 772-5391. Team Captain’s Meeting Haywood County Relay for Life Team Captains Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the First South Bank Community Center. All Team Captains are ask to please, please be present. Anyone that would like to have a team that have not signed up can attend the meeting on Thursday, it is not to late sign up. If additional information is needed, please contact Carolyn Flagg at 772-0425 or Alan Callery at 772-5391. Ward 2 Cleanup Day Anyone interested in earning community service hours is welcome to participate in Ward 2’s Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 27. If you are interested in helping, please meet the group at the old Lasco building on Lasco Drive at 7:45 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided for those who participate.

Relay for Life

Traffic Enforcement Roadblocks

Haywood County Relay for Life Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 12:00 to

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a D.L. Checkpoint on 0426-2013 in Haywood

County in the evening hours. Our main focus will be unlicensed drivers. The checkpoint will be conducted in the central portion of the county. Troopers will concentrate their efforts on unlicensed drivers and unsafe vehicles within Haywood County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these Traffic Enforcement Roadblocks to be an effective means of enforcing the motor vehicle statutes of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists. Brownsville Baptist Church Brownsville Baptist Church Spring Revival 2013 “It is time to SEEK the Lord!” Services will be Sunday, April 14 – Thursday, April 18. Guest Preacher: Dr. Dan Spencer, Pastor of first Baptist Church in Sevierville. Guest Musician: Rev. Scott Andrews, Minister of Music of First Baptist Church in Sevierville. The Revival week schedule is as follows: Sunday: 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. – Services; Monday: 12:00 p.m. – Men’s Luncheon, 6:30 p.m. –Service; Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. – Woman’s Luncheon, 6:30 p.m. – Service; Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – Senior Adult Luncheon, 5:156:15 p.m. – Supper, 5:30-6:15 p.m. – Children’s Choirs, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. – Youth meeting, Dan Spencer will meet with them, 6:30 p.m. – Service; Thursday: 6:30 p.m. – Service. A nursery will be available during services.

Walk with Drew and Friends a huge success

Haywood County is getting healthy! Walk with Drew and Friends has had crowds much larger that expected, and the Healthy Haywood Coalition is thrilled! One-hundred-twenty-eight walkers showed up for the first walk, and 161 came for the second. Walkers walked at their own pace for 30 minutes. Walkers who come for at least 20 walks (and sign in) will receive a T-shirt and be invited to the end of walk celebration at the YMCA on June 15. What are you waiting for? Everyone is still welcome to join Drew and Friends. To see the walking schedule, go to and look in the announcement box on the front page. Photo submitted

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Off the Beaten Path with Jerry Wilson

Evangelicals: Kingdom builders or domestic terrorists? I recently received a call from a friend who keeps up with much of the news reported in today’s news media. On that particular day, he had heard from a major news source that the Department of Defense and Homeland Security had identified Christian Evangelicals as terrorists. Needless to say, this gained my utmost attention and an intensive search was made on the Internet regarding this subject. Bad press is nothing new regarding Christian Evangelicals. Similar comments began with the Historical Jesus and have continued down through the ages. While searching the Internet, I found similar statements dating back to 2009 that appeared as an article on the Huffington Press. Frank Schaeffer, a supposedly respected New York Times bestselling author at that time published an article he had written on the subject that was published on the Huffington Post. According to critiques, “Understanding Domestic Terror USA,--It’s about the Twisted Theology Stupid!,” “literally name Evangelical Christians as the primary source of domestic terrorism in the

United States and calls on the Secret Service and the FBI to investigate and “infiltrate” pro life and evangelical Christian groups. According to “Love Your Enemies,” a critique of the article, Schaeffer further states that “the right wing propaganda and big time American evangelical religion turns stable people into jerks and a few unstable people into killers and they hate America and want a revolution in the name of God, pro-life beliefs, antigay hate, racism, and far right Republican politics.” After reading more about the article, it seems to me that Mr. Schaeffer may fit into the category with a huge number of Americans who have no idea of what an Evangelical Christian is. A survey of Americans by Ellison Research in 2008 revealed that 36 per cent of those surveyed had no clue about what the word evangelical means. More than half of those surveyed provided an answer but most were wrong. Ron Sellers of Ellison Research was recorded as saying, “We had only 56 per cent of all Americans who could provide some kind of answer and many of those were far off base and some were laughable.”

The English term evangelical comes from the Greek word, euangelion which means “the good news” or “gospel.” Therefore, the evangelical faith focus is on the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. The National Association of Evangelicals defines all evangelicals as “one who believes that the Bible is authoritative, who has had a born-again experience, and who shares this message of faith.” According to some sources, “A common feature of truly evangelical churches is that they and their members hold conservative views on social issues. They oppose abortion because it kills a developing child, they oppose homosexuality because the Bible speaks against it, and they generally reject evolution in favor of creative science or intelligent design. They are pro-family, pro-life, support missionaries, and they try to follow the Bible as their guidebook to life. Mr. Schaeffer and all of American needs to know there is a big difference between a self proclaimed evangelical and a Christian Evangelical. Christian Evangelicals don‘t blow up buildings, kill people, or conduct hate crimes.

“God is our refuge in strength, a very present help in trouble.” –Psalms 46:1 I sit to write my column this week with a heavy heart. I hurt for all of those people affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon. I pray that they all find peace and comfort, and that those responsible are swiftly brought to justice. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.” –Philippians 4:6-8 Watching the events unfold since the bombings, as well as reading about the letters laced with ricin that were sent to a Mississippi Senator and the President of the United States, has

caused me to sit back and think about what this world is coming to. I have thought about the school shootings, the 9/11 attacks, the Boston bombings, and countless other incidences of violence this country has witnessed over the last decade. It saddens my heart. I don’t know what else to do other than hit my knees and pray for us all. I hate to think that my children will grow up in a world full of violence. I am very overprotective, and try my best to keep them in a protective bubble for as long as I possibly can. They are children, and they need not know about the evils of this world until they are old enough to understand. My children are five and eight, and they don’t know about what’s going on. How would their father and I explain it to them? How would we make them understand the senseless evil? We can’t, and therefore we choose to shield them from it. They have not been, nor will they be, allowed to watch the news. One

day they will grow up, and will be aware of it, and that day will come too soon in our opinion. We pray that, by the time our children are grown, we have all learned to accept each other and can live in a more peaceful way so that they never have to witness the things we have witnessed. I won’t get into my political beliefs as I am very conservative, but I do believe that we are all in trouble. I am a patriot. I love this country, and I whole-heartedly believe that we as a nation need to stand together to end the senseless violence. I say fly yourAmerican flag high and proud. I say we band together and stand up for what’s right. I say we proclaim that enough is enough. I say we show the cowards who attacked innocent Americans that they may bruise us, but they’ll never break us. I pray that God provides comfort for those hurting. I pray He watches over us and protects us as a nation. God bless America and Her people.


By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Clayburn Peeples

The Dating Game - 1950 My wife was going through some of her mother’s things last week and came upon a bundle of Look magazines from the year 1950. What a profoundly different place our nation was then. Two of the issues had articles in them about the then current (1950) dating and marriage scene in the country, and reading them was like glimpsing into another culture altogether. Today it is hard for older Americans to know if social encounters between young men and women are even dates at all, but back in the 1950’’s, there was no question in that regard. A date, in America, was a date back then; no doubt about it. I say “in America” because dating was, at that time, an almost uniquely American phenomenon that had developed out of our uniquely American culture (the one we’ve all but dismantled over the last 50 years) with almost universally agreed upon rituals and rules, both spoken and unspoken. Still, magazines of the day were full of articles advising teenagers and young adults how to navigate the tricky and treacherous waters of romance. Most of it, the advice that is, was for young women. Girls and women weren’t allowed to make the rules back then, but they were expected to abide by, and even enforce them, and woe to the girl who failed to do so. The first rule was that only males got to ask for dates. Proms and special parties sometimes warranted an exception to that rule, but usually only if the boy was from out of town or another school. No self respecting girl would have even considered asking a boy for a date back then. “Only floozies ask guys out,” one article boldly proclaimed. It didn’t define the term “floozy”, but I think it means the same thing my wife does when she (very rarely) refers to some other woman as a “hoochie mama.” There was also plenty of advice for girls and young women about how to behave on a date, much of it hopelessly obsolete. “Don’t tug at your girdle, and be careful that your stockings are not wrinkled,” was one piece of advice. No kidding. Does anybody even own a girdle or stockings that wrinkle any more? Can you even find them any place but antique shops? Young ladies were warned that it is never appropriate to communicate directly with a waiter or waitress

at a restaurant while on a date. Instead, she was to tell her escort what she wanted, and then he would say something like, “The lady will have the loaded nachos with extra sour cream.” Oh wait. That would be today’s dating scene. Sorry. And when the check came, a young woman was never, never to humiliate her date by offering to pay her part of the ticket. The articles also made it clear that it was the girl’s job, within limits, to see that the date was a success. “Don’t sit in an awkward position, and never look bored, even if you are,” girls were advised. And, in addition to being responsible for her own conduct, a young woman was also expected to police her date’s behavior and keep his “impulses” under control. “Make no mistake about it,” one article solemnly admonished, “if two lovers are swept off their feet, it is the girl who is blamed.” Has it not ever been so? Also, in that regard, girls were warned to totally avoid any sort of public display of affection. They were told to refrain, completely, from being too familiar with their escorts by caressing them in public, because any open show of affection by a woman toward a man was considered to be in extremely poor taste, and also, said one advice giver, would usually embarrass or humiliate the man. And no respectable girl, virtually everyone agreed, would kiss on the first date. Advice to young men was generally some variation on the theme, “Be a man!” A gentleman, that is, which meant beginning a date by knocking on the young woman’s

door and meeting her parents. Before leaving the house, the young man was advised to ask his date’s parents when they wanted her home. Real gentlemen, boys were told, helped their dates don their coats and always opened doors for ladies. Today, that would offend some women, but in1950, you could count females who might be offended by such gallantry on your fingers. “Always walk between your date and the curb,” was another piece of advice. Never swear or tell risque stories in front of your date. And never insult her by asking her out at the last minute, or even the day before the event in question, lest she think she’s low on your list. Young women were advised to refuse such last minute requests, lest they be thought desperate. There was also plenty of advice on dating strategy. Young men were advised to have a plan for the evening. Never ask her what she wants to do, they were told. That puts her on the spot. Tell her what you’ll be doing. But a really considerate guy, one tipster advised, would find out ahead of time what she liked to do and plan accordingly. Some advice was the same for both sexes. Stand up straight. Practice good posture. What should the girl talk about? His favorite thing, him, of course. And what should he talk about? Her favorite thing, her. As you can see, a lot of the advice kids were given way back in 1950, is still pretty good today. Or at least it would be if kids still dated anymore. But apparently they’d rather text than date each other. Stupid kids!


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Frye and Sweeney exchange vows

On February 14, 2013 Martha Joyner Frye and

Larry Sweeney were united in marriage at

the Sweeney home with Larry Harper of Alamo performing the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Larry Harper was special guest. Mr. Sweeney is the pulpit minister at the Westside Church of Christ here in Brownsville. Saturday, April 20, 2 - 4 p.m., Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sweeney will be honored with a reception in the Westside Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. Friends and family are invited to join in the celebration. We ask for your presence only, no gifts required.

Britt and Masters to exchange vows

Barry and Martha Britt of Halls, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Holly, to Joshua Scott Masters of Brownsville. He is the son of Gary and Lindy Joyner of Brownsville and John

and Suzanne Masters of South Carolina. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ruby Britt and the late Carl E. Britt and the late Darriel Layne and Martha Frances Hilliard, all of Halls. The groom-elect

is the grandson of Houston and Billie Jo Leath of Stanton, Orpha Coe Masters and the late Charles Masters of Lenoir City, and Shirley Joyner and the late Roger Joyner of Memphis. A 2003 graduate of Halls High School, Miss Britt graduated from Union University, where she was actively involved in Kappa Delta Sorority, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education and Health. She is currently employed by Haywood County Schools. A 2006 graduate of Haywood High school, Mr. Masters graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy and is currently employed by the Brownsville Police Department. A June wedding is planned. The couple will reside in Brownsville.

Mrs. Imogene Benard Date of Death - April 11, 2013 Mrs. Imogene Benard, 69, passed away Thursday April 11, 2013

in Jackson. Funeral services were Monday, April 15, 2013,

at 11 AM in the Chapel of Brownsville-Bells Funeral Homes.

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Mr. Darenton Love Date of Death - April 10, 2013 Mr. Darenton Love, age 56, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at his residence.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Weekly Devotional Imagine yourself walking through the streets of Jerusalem. Thousands upon thousands of people are in the city to celebrate the Passover. Suddenly, you hear the cries of a crowd. Something is going on around the corner. As you approach, you see this beaten bloody mess of a man, struggling to carry his cross as Soldiers surround him. It is one of those sights that you don’t want to watch but you can’t really turn away. Without warning, one of the soldiers looks at you and shouts, “You, come carry his cross!” This is what happened to Simon of Cyrene. Imagine what it must have felt like. Condemned criminals carried their crosses to execution. What if they mistook him for the criminal? What if they wanted to crucify me? Simon probably began thinking about all the things he had done wrong in his life, all the times he had sinned against God. He may have prayed earnestly for safety and deliverance. At the end, Simon was relieved of his burden and Christ paid the penalty for Simon and the rest of the world. But, how close did Simon come to actually being crucified himself? How close did you or I come to destruction before Christ took our punishment?

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD DANCYVILLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 13925 Hwy 76 North FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 700 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-1242 BAPTIST ALLEN BAPTIST 5533 U.S. Hwy. 79 N. • 772-3930 ANTIOCH BAPTIST 8432 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-5682 ANTIOCH BAPTIST Tibbs Community Church 9327 Tibbs Rd BETHESDA MISSIONARY BAPTIST 126 Baxter St. • 772-3388 BLUFF CREEK BAPTIST 3480 Dr. Hess Rd. • 772-6433 BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST 673 Brown Creek Rd. • 772-2288 BROWNSVILLE BAPTIST 5 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-9753 BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY BAPTIST 1200 N. Mclemore Ave. • 772-0717 CALVARY BAPTIST 624 Hatchie St. • 772-0192 CANE CREEK BAPTIST 1904 Cane Creek Road • 772-1033 CHAPEL HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1077 Shaw Loop • 772-4840 FIRST BAPTIST 311 E. Jefferson St. • 772-1187 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST 294 Friendship Rd. • 772-8060 GOOD HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 554 HILLVILLE RD • 731-254-9818 HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH 4684 Eurekaton Rd. • 731-254-8746 126 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-4826 HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST Hickory Grove Haynes Rd. • 772-1259 HOLLY GROVE BAPTIST 8488 Poplar Corner Road • 772-2627 KEELING BAPTIST CHURCH 16675 Hwy 70 West • 731-608-0833 IGLESIA BAUTISTA CRISTO REY 1458 E. Main St. • 772-6024 LONDON BRANCH BAPTIST London Branch Rd. • 772-2283 LOWER SALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1230 E. Jefferson St. •

772-8027 MACEDONIA 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 400 Rawls St. • 772-1020 NEW VISION COMMUNITY 612 Fulton Rd. • 772-2663 OAKVIEW BAPTIST Winfield Lane • 772-3933 PEACEFUL CHAPEL MB 1221 Fairground Rd. 8 • 772-9473 POPLAR CORNER BAPTIST 1010 Boyd Ave. • 772-0950 SHAW’S CHAPEL BAPTIST 3772 Shaw Chapel Rd. • 772-7738 SNIPES GROVE BAPTIST 1272 Thornton Rd. • 772-5825 STANTON BAPTIST CHURCH 107 Covington Rd. • 548-6015 ST. PAUL BAPTIST 4270 Hwy. 76 S. • 72-1149 UPPER SALEM BAPTIST 81 Coburn Rd. • 772-6538

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BETHEL SUCCESS 19 N. Court Square • 772-0239 CHRIST CHURCH OF BROWNSVILLE 2120 Anderson Ave. • 772-9933


CHRIST TEMPLE APOSTOLIC 404 E. Cherry St. • 772-0064 CHRISTIAN FAITH TABERNACLE 2826 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-7112 CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS 687 Bell St. • 772-5357

DANCYVILLE C.M.E. CHURCH 3515 Dancyville Rd. • 5486725

FAITH DELIVERANCE 1193 Tamm St. • 772-2236

DOUGLAS CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH 3659 Stanton - Koko Rd. • 731-548-6800

FAMILY LIFE FELLOWSHIP 1274 Thornton Rd • 734-2700

FIRST UNITED METHODIST 117 E. Franklin St. • 772-0365

WILLOW GROVE BAPTIST Jackson Hwy. • 772-4644 WOODLAND BAPTIST 885 Woodland Church Rd. • 772-5004

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Hometown Hero Carolyn Flagg “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” –Douglas Adams BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic. com There are people in this world who dedicate their lives to helping others, and there are those who dedicate their lives to making their community a better place. There are people out there who are genuinely good-hearted people, and are always willing to offer a helping hand with a smile on their face. Those people can make you feel like you have someone you can depend on when you’re in need. They can inspire you to do more yourself. They can give hope. This community is truly blessed to have just such a person here. Carolyn Flagg has tirelessly served this community for more than four decades in a variety of positions, and continues to serve this community every day. She has been described as “an exceptional woman who loves all people” and as “a community jewel that genuinely cares for others.” This is Carolyn’s story… At the age of 17, Carolyn graduated from Carver High School in 1957. That same year, she met Rufus Flagg, Sr., the man she would marry and spend 40 years with before losing him to cancer. She and Rufus had three children: Rufus, Jr., Lawrence, Sr., and Reginald. Carolyn attended Lane College for three years, and afterwards went to work for the Haywood County school system as a secretary at Carver High. In July of 1977, Carolyn resigned from the school system and accepted a position with the Brownsville Housing Authority where she served as executive director for thirty years. Her work as executive director has been described as the “standard to meet.” During her tenure, she worked to improve the lives of the residents of this community. Barry Phillips submitted a letter nominating Carolyn for “Woman of the Year” in 1999, and said that, while she was at the housing authority, “her management abilities caused the Brownsville Housing Authority to be a model for other communities.” She was also honored in Washington, D.C. by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for running a “super-charged housing authority.” She was one of three in the entire state of Tennessee to be presented that award. She

retired from the Housing Authority in 2004. Just before her retirement from the Housing Authority, Carolyn was appointed as alderwoman for Ward 2 in 2006. She continues to serve in that position today, but also serves as vice-mayor, a position Mayor Matherne appointed her to in 2010. Carolyn stays very active and involved in her ward. She schedules monthly neighborhood watch meetings, and there is almost always a guest speaker there to help educate the citizens in her ward. She has scheduled a cleanup day in her ward for Saturday, April 27, and is encouraging everyone to participate to help cleanup Ward 2. She also spends countless hours helping organize the annual “National Night Out” program that is held in her ward every year. If you ask anybody in Carolyn’s ward how they feel about the job she does as their alderwoman, you won’t find anyone with a negative word to say. She is well loved in her ward, just as she is across the entire community. Outside of her positions as executive director and alderwoman, Carolyn has served on so many committees and boards that it is difficult to name them all. She has volunteered with organizations that address at-risk, handicapped, or abused children, elderly people, sick people, education, and fundraisers to help find cures for diseases such as cancer. Carolyn was one of the founding members of the Boys and Girls Club. Years ago, INSOUTH Bank made a generous donation for a program aimed at children and youth. Carolyn donated a building, free of rent, in Jefferson Courts. The Boys and Girls Club became so successful that they moved into a larger space, and are now housed at Carver High School. They now serve more than 100 children after school and during summer break. Carolyn was named Haywood County’s Woman of the Year in 1999, and Volunteer of the Year in 2007. Her nomination letter for the Volunteer of the Year award was inspiring. It began by saying that, “Carolyn Flagg has been volunteering her time and service since she was a very young adult, and this NEED to serve others has become her passion and has carried through to her

mature adult life. There is no way to calculate the hours that Carolyn spends volunteering. Since her retirement, she has literally become a professional volunteer. She is a ‘can do’ person.” Carolyn has also been instrumental in the success of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Haywood County. In 2005-2006, she stepped up as chairperson of the event, and in less than four months re-vamped the committee, formed more than 30 teams, and engaged the entire community. That year’s Relay for Life event proved to be the most successful in Haywood County’s history, raising more than $80,000 for cancer research. That trend continued during her tenure a chairperson. She has once again volunteered to serve as chairperson this year, and will no doubt organize a very successful event again. When you see her, she’ll ask you if you are participating this year. If you dare say no, she’ll talk you in to it, and then remind you that “Rain or Shine, It’s Relay Time.” Her nomination letter also had to address the question, “Has the nominee overcome any unique challenges or obstacles?” The response read, “Several years ago Carolyn was involved in a serious automobile accident that left her with a broken back. During the 2007 Relay event, she was in severe pain and walking with the aid of crutches. However, she never missed a meeting, she delivered products to the teams, and was at the event from the beginning to the end. She also continued to fulfill her duties as alderwoman during that time.” Now if that doesn’t show true dedication to her community, I don’t know what does. Carolyn has served on numerous other boards and committees. She was a founding member of the Habitat for Humanity program. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA, the Scott Street Resource Center, and First State Bank. She was instrumental in organizing the very successful “Survivor’s Luncheon” for Relay for Life, and it continues to be the only known event of its kind anywhere. She has served the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, has been an advisory board member to First South and

Carolyn Flagg

Pictured left: Carolyn with her husband and their children Rufus, Jr., Lawrence, and Reginald. Pictured right: Carolyn and her late husband Rufus Flagg, Sr.

Carolyn Flagg accepting the Governor’s Volunteer of the Year Award. INSOUTH banks, is a member of the DunbarCarver Haywood County Chapter Alumni Association, and is a Lifetime Gold Member of the Haywood County Branch of the NAACP. She has also served on board of the Community Health Council and the Rural West Tennessee Minority Health Council. In 2005-2006, Carolyn was recognized as the American Cancer Society’s Community Volunteer of the Year. When I asked Carolyn what she felt her greatest accomplishment was, she said, “Spending 40 years with Rufus, and our three sons, two of who

serve as U.S. Marshals, and one of who is a state employee. She is also extremely proud of her three grandchildren. I asked Carolyn to tell me how she felt about her community, and she said, “I have lived in Brownsville all of my life, and I love living and working here. I think one of the main reasons I am so attached to this area is the closeness that everyone shares. I call it the ‘everyone knows everyone closeness.’ The people here are friendly and neighborly, and our small population makes that possible. This truly is a great place to live. I love giving back to

my community, and putting a smile on someone’s face brings me great joy. The people of Brownsville and Haywood County have greatly contributed to my success, and I will continue to serve them to the best of my ability.” Carolyn Flagg is the definition of a person devoted to her community. She is a woman of great integrity, class, and character. She is a hero to many, and will no doubt continue to serve those in need. It is my sincere belief that we could all learn from her example, and we are truly blessed to have her here in Brownsville.


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Elementary students participate in art contest April 1-7 was National Public Health Week, and UT Extensionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TNCEP and Delta Health Initiative partnered with the Haywood County Health Department and Coordinated School

Health to conduct an art contest for students at Haywood Elementary and East Side. They had 129 entries, and they were so creative, according to the event coordinators.

To the left: Haywood Elementary winners were: First Grade - 1st Place - McKenzie Piper; 2nd Place Kelsia Robertson; 3rd Place - Aminh Jobeh; Second Grade - 1st Place - Maleah Gray; 2nd Place - Travica Pugh; 3rd Place - Jaiden Bishop; and Third Grade -1st Place - Alyce Harvey; 2nd Place - Jennifer Moses; and 3rd Place - Breana Sensabaugh.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

HEPS holds Math Night

Photos submitted Everything added up to a great evening of fun and fellowship on April 4 at HEPS’s second annual Math Night.

More than 80 students attended, many of them bringing their entire family with them to enjoy the evening. Parents looked on, or

participated with their children, as students reviewed measurement skills, multiplication, division, fractions, regrouping, and a

variety of math tasks. As students entered the building their first stop was “Estimation Station” where they put their talents to

work estimating treats in containers for each grade level. Nine Math stations were set up in classrooms throughout the building as well as

in the library. More than 30 teachers participated in the evening that was coordinated by Mrs. Pamela Reagan and Mrs. Jacklyn Eubanks.

HES students contribute to Math Night Students made contributions to Math Night, using their learned skills to enhance the evening with family and friends. Third graders in Art class made the banners hanging in the hallway. Each student selected

one math symbol, a pattern, word, and shape to highlight on his or her banner. “We have enjoyed incorporating the Common Core principles into our Art lessons,” saidArt teacher Mary Marcantel. Firstgrade students wrote

and illustrated a story with an imaginary component to include fantasy writing. Secondgrade students included their knowledge of social studies to create celebration pictures showing their classmates together.

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HHS Show Choir places in World Strides Heritage competition

Photo submitted The Haywood High School Show Choir, under the direction of Michelle Tillman, traveled to Orlando, Florida, April 11-14 to compete in the World Strides Heritage Performance Festival. There were 18 choral groups from Missouri, Indiana, Maryland, Wisconsin, Alabama, Kentucky, Florida, Connecticut, North Carolina and Tennessee competing. There are 41 performers in the Show Choir. The group received a Gold Rating and second place.

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National Public Safety Telecommunications Week The Brownsville/ Haywood County Emergency Management Agency would like to thank the dispatchers for all their hard work they do.

The Brownsville/Haywood County Fire Department recognizing National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. It was first conceived by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office in 1981 and was observed only at that agency for three years. Members of the Virginia and North Carolina chapters of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) became involved in the mid-1980s. By the early 1990s, the national APCO organization convinced Congress of the need for a formal proclamation. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced what became H.J. Res. 284 to create "National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week." According to Congressional procedure, it was introduced twice more in 1993 and 1994, and then became permanent, without the need for yearly introduction. The 911 CARES project has a wide range of NTW logo products that are great for gifts—or just for yourself! And the project gives back to the dispatching community, so they're worth of support. APCO has a special blog to share NTW celebrations and honors. The official name of the week when originally introduced in Congress in 1991 was "National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week." In the intervening years, it has become known by several other names, including "National Public-Safety Telecommunications Week" and "International Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week." The Congressional resolution also stated there were more than "500,000 telecommunications specialists," although other estimates put the number of dispatchers at just over 200,000. The Congressional figure may include support personnel and perhaps even those in the commercial sector of public safety communications. Of course, you don't need NTW to honor your public safety dispatchers for excellence! You can write them a commendation, mention their "good job" at a shift briefing, or just give them a pat on the back.

We would like to thank the dispatchers for always being alert and ready to answer all calls for assistance. For striving to give the community and workers the best possible service for keeping us safe.

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

Sheriff Melvin Bond and the Haywood County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank central dispatch for all of their hard work.

First South Bank shows their appreciation National Public Safety Telecomunications Week

The Brownsville Police Department would like to thank our dispatchers for their hard work and dedication.

Photo by Vicky Fawcett

First South Bank honored Brownsville-Haywood County Central Dispatch for all of their hard work and dedication by delivering them breakfast Wednesday, April 17. Pictured left to right: First South Bank Community President JoAnna Morris, Cindy Covington, Dispatch Director Starla Singelton, Cherry Drake, and First South Bank’s Branch Manager Della Ligon.

Haywood County EMS Jimmy Studdard, Director 1601 WELCH ST. BROWNSVILLE, TN 38012 OFFICE 731-772-4979 or 731-772-9846 FAX 731-772-9943 E-MAIL

Thank you for all that you have done! National Telecommunication Week


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Opening Day for DYB a success

A youngster tees off during action Saturday at the Haywood Dixie Youth Baseball opening day of action. A ribbon cutting ceremony opens the Haywood Dixie Youth Baseball festivities on Saturday. Courtesy photos By Tom Russell and Michael Banks Volunteer Park was the scene for the Haywood County Dixie Youth Baseball Celebration on Saturday. With the high school color guard leading the parade, all 19 teams then entered into the park with cheers from the crowd. The invocation was given by First United Methodist Church Minister Sammy Tillman. Then Lori Presley wowed the crowd with a moving rendition of the National Anthem. Opening remarks were made by the 2013 league commissioner Tom Russell. He expressed his thanks to all the coaches, sponsors and parents who are playing a role in making this year a great experience for all the kids. John Simmons, representing the City of Brownsville, welcomed the crowd. Alderman Simmons, who had served as baseball commisioner in years past, expressed his fondness for the league. Greg Vanstory was the master of ceremonies and recognized several people who have contributed to the start of the season: Brownsville Rotary Club for their donation of a pitching mound, Bobo Vanstory , Clinton Neal, Nancy Cates, Sheriff Melvin Bond, Danny Presley, Lisa Carlton and First State Bank’s Leeann Simmons, Treasure Chest, Sonic, Holly Austin, concession stand manager, Brad Essary and Southern Athletic fields, and Tim Stokely for his work with our sponsors. The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting, celebrating the leagues’ membership in the chamber. Michael Banks announced the dedication of the park to County Mayor Franklin Smith for all his support and hard work to the youth of our community. Smith

was vital in the initial building of the park and keeping it up to date. The Volunteer Baseball Park will now be called the A. Franklin Smith III Baseball Complex. The four-year-old teams released balloons and marked the beginning of the 2013 season. A raffle for a Cub Cadet mower was held with the winner being drawn at 1 p.m. Mr. Jerry Myers was the lucky winner, and with extraordinary charity gave the mower back to the league for auction. The league play began with the T-ball players ages 3-4 taking the field and entertaining the crowd. The other divisions followed. Majors division held a round robin style tournament with five games played. Two teams from Madison County participated with the three teams from Haywood. Southern Athletic Fields played against a strong Maximum Health & Fitness team from Jackson in the opening game and fell short 10-0. Brays Furniture played Sonic Drive-in in the next matchup. Bray got off to a big lead and were able to hold off a good team effort from Sonic 8-5. Dew Pest Control, behind strong pitching from Noah Staggs and two RBIs from Ben Naylor, won a close game 5-4 over Maximum Health & Fitness. Game four had SAF, with one game under their belt, play much stronger and battled Brays Furniture before falling 4-2. The final matchup posted Dew Pest Control vs. Sonic for the opening day championship. Despite three shutout innings from Sonic’s DeCourtney Reed, Dew Pest Control earned the victory with good overall teamwork and pitching from Dylan Milton.

The AAA division held a round robin style tournament with each of the three teams playing two games with the most runs scored earning the championship. Game one had Chamber of Commerce win a close game over Donnie Hatcher 3-2. Alex Evans hit the go ahead run and Colton Cannon pitched the final inning for the save. Game two was another tight game between Donnie Hatcher and BT Redi Mix. Xander Arizmendi got the strikeout with the winning run at the plate and Donnie Hatcher won 6-5. In game three, Chamber of Commerce, behind superb offense and defense from Marcellaus Boyd, was able to defeat BT Redi Mix 10-2 to earn the championship. The AA division played a five-team single elimination tournament with a blind drawing at the opening ceremony. Game one showcased First United Methodist Church vs Jim McAdams State Farm. With a sevenrun inning from FUMC , sparked by a home run from Reid Russell , the Jim McAdams team fell 11-0. Game two was a matchup between Stevens Motorsports and WR Russell Farm & Grainery. Despite a home run from Austin Parnell, Jamarion Russell led a rally to help WR Russell win 5-1. Game three debuted the Brownsville Rotary Club against the FUMC team fresh off a win. Despite strong hits from Rotary’s Jayden Seymour, the FUMC got the win 9-3 behind back to back home runs from Jack English and Reid Russell.

Game four was the championship match between FUMC and Stevens Motorsports. Steven’s Motorsports’ Kavon Williamson and FUMC’s Reid Russell traded home runs and FUMC came away with the championship 8-2. Single A division also held a five-team single elimination tournament. These 5-6 year old kids were entertaining the crowd with gutsy play on a long warm day. In game one, INSOUTH Bank’s Weston Benard had two doubles and several defensive plays to get the win over Brownsville Family Medicine 9-5. In game two, despite the home run from Chapmandale Fertilizer’s Luke Sullivan, the team from Best One Tire got the victory 13-5 behind Cooper Stoots defense on the mound. Game three debuted Lee Berry State Farm and the quickness of Nookie Watkins against INSOUTH Bank. The play from INSOUTH’s Andros Simmons earned the win 9-5. Game four was the championship between Best One Tire and INSOUTH. With both teams exhausted, the two teams battled out in extra innings with the kids from Best One coming away with the victory. Opening Day was a huge success. Thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers for their support. We want to thank Greg Vanstory for being master of ceremonies. Special thanks to all the parents that displayed superb sportsmanship and made a special day for all the players. Opening day results Majors Maximum H&F 10 Southern Athletic Fields 0 Brays Furniture 8 Sonic 5

Dew pest control 5 Maximum H&F 4 Brays Furniture 4 southern athletic fields 2 Dew 4 Sonic 1 Dew Pest Control wins the opening day majors tournament AAA Brownsville Chamber of Commerce 3 Donnie Hatcher 2 Donnie Hatcher 6 BT Redi Mix 5 Brownsville Chamber of Commerce 10 BT Redi Mix 2 Brownsville Chamber of Commerce wins the opening day AAA tournament AA Game 1 of bracket First United Methodist Church 11 Jim McAdams State

Farm 0 2. Stevens Motorsports 5 WR Russell 1 3. FUMC 9 Rotary Club 3 4. FUMC 8 Stevens Motorsports 2 First united Methodist Church wins A tournament A Game 1 of bracket INSOUTH Bank 9 Brownsville Family Medicine 5 2. Best One Tire 12 Chapmandale 3 3. Insouth. Defeats Lee Berry State Farm 4. Best One Tire defeats INSOUTH Bank (extra innings) Best One Tire wins A tournament


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Haywood splits with South Gibson By JEFF IRELAND Haywood picked up a key District 13-AA win on Monday in Medina with a key hit in extra innings. With the scored tie in the top of the eighth, Seth Birdsong came up with a two-out, RBI double to drive home the go ahead run. Blake Porch pitched a scoreless bottom of the eighth as Haywood Bo Gillispie and the Tomcats picked up a key district win over South Gibson on Monday. Photo by Oscar Esquivias

defeated South Gibson County 7-6. Birdsong led Haywood (7-19 overall, 3-5 district) at the plate, finishing 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs. Jordan Fitzgerald doubled home a run Thomas Currie and Bo Gillespie each drove in a run as well. South Gibson got a little revenge on Tuesday in Brownsville with a 4-0 win. Haywood managed just two hits on singles by Scott Vanstory and Taylor Stokely. Hunter Roten took the loss for Haywood. The Tomcats return to action today at 4:30 p.m. against Madison Aca-

demic at Lambuth before playing at Humboldt tomorrow at 7 p.m. Haywood's final two district games come at Covington on Monday and at home against the Chargers on Tuesday. In other action: • Birdsong drove in three runs and pitched a complete game on Saturday in an 8-1 win over Brighton at Halls High School. Birdsong struck out 10, walked none and allowed just four hits to earn the win. Blake Esquivias and Blake Porch each singled twice and Fitzgerald, Currie, Gillispie and Stokely drove in one run a piece.

Tomcat soccer team downs Dyer County By JEFF IRELAND Last Thursday during the bus ride to Newbern, Haywood High soccer coach Mixon Moore didn't allow his players to talk, asking them instead to focus on the up-

coming task. Apparently the unorthodox approach worked. A couple of weeks after losing to Dyer County 4-0, the Tomcats controlled the match throughout and won 2-1.

“The guys were really focused,” Moore said. “We did some soul searching before that game. We rode up to Dyer County in silence … That's the closest they have come this year to playing how I want them to play.”

On an assist from Jovani Sagajon, Het Herrera got the first goal of the game to give Haywood an early lead. Moments later, Herrera got the ball to Martravious Tipton on the wing and he put it in the back of the net for a 2-0 lead.

“That's a combination I've been waiting on all year long,” Moore said. Dyer County scored a late goal, but Haywood held on for the win. “We finally found our offense,” Moore said. “That was the big thing.”

Last Tuesday, Haywood lost at Crockett County 5-1. Sagajon scored Haywood's lone goal on an assist from Herrera. Haywood (3-7 overall, 2-3 district) returns to action next week in the Best of the West Tournament.

Lady Cats defeat Gibson County By JEFF IRELAND jireland@statesgraphic. com The Haywood High Lady Cats softball team got some timely hitting and strong pitching Tuesday at home in the first game of a doubleheader against Gibson County to pull out a 4-3 win. Ann Marie Seals, Jalisia Williams and Kaleigh McCaslin each singled to lead Haywood to the win. Cassidy Hendrix took care of the rest, holding the Lady Pioneers to five hits

and striking out five over five innings to earn the win. Game two didn't go as well for Haywood. Gibson County scored five times in the first inning en route to an 8-1 win. Summer Cunningham, Williams and Seals each had one hit for Haywood. Kaitlyn McBride started in the circle for Haywood and took the loss. “The first game was a really good one for us,” said Haywood coach Holly Chilcutt, whose team is now 5-17 a year after win-

ning just one game. “We had great defense again our hitting is starting to come along … There are just a few little things we need to work on.” Haywood plays at Obion County today at 7 p.m. Haywood High's Ann Marie Seals makes contact with a pitch during doubleheader action against Gibson County on Tuesday in Brownsville. Photo by Jeff Ireland

Track team impresses at Houston meet By JEFF IRELAND Haywood High School track coach David Claybrooks had a decision to make last week. His team was scheduled to compete in the USJ Invitational on Thursday and Houston Track Classic on Friday and Saturday. Rainy weather moved USJ's event to Friday, meaning the track team could not compete in both. The Houston event always features much tougher competiton. "You ask yourself, do you want to go to a track meet where you know you'll excell, or do you travel to other track meets where you know you have the chance of breaking your winning streak?" Claybrooks said. "It was not a tough decision to make at all. I felt we could travel to Germantown and come out of there with our heads high." So Haywood went to the Houston meet and

performed well against some of the best teams in the area. The girls’ team scored one point, finishing 24th out of 31 teams, while the boys’ team scored 10 points, finishing 16th out of 31. In the girls’ prelims of the 100 meters, senior Roneshia Alexander ran a career-best time of 13.27, qualifying 13th for Saturday’s 100 meter finals. The girls’ DMR (Chelsi Jones, Natasha Bommer, Dannon Eubanks and Maija Bradford) broke the school record with a time of 15:17.91, placing 11th. Senior Darvis Jarmon ran a career-best time of 54.46. Darvis missed qualifying for Saturday’s finals by half a second. In the girls’ prelims of the 300 meter hurdles, sophomore Kayla Shaw placed 15th with a time of 53.61. It was Shaw’s first 300 meter race of the season. She missed qualifying for the finals by one spot. Senior Natasha Bommer placed 18th in the

girls’ 200 meters with a time of 28. Capping off a strong performance night for the Tomcats were the boys’ DMR (DeMarious Douglas, Willie Franklin, Joshua Wilson and Deonte Brown). Their time of 12:00.71 broke the school record they set last season by 17 seconds. The relay team also placed 8th overall. In section 3 of the track meet, senior Kaderran Bond, placed third in his flight in the shot put with a distance of 45-06.00. The throw was good enough to move him into the finals. Bond ended up placing 3rd overall with a mark of 45-09.00 In the Boys’ 4x800 relay, the team of DeMarious Douglas, Willie Franklin, Joshua Wilson and Deonte Brown continued to break the school record. Their time of 9:00.90 was good enough to finish eighth overall. In the finals of the100 meters, Roneshia Alexander ran the race of her life with a time of 12.92, placing sixth overall with

a career-best time. In the girls’ 4x400 relay, the team of Natasha Bommer, Dannon Eubanks, Maija Bradford and Roneshia Alexander) ran a season-best time of 4:34 placing, 11th. Capping off very successful weekend for the Haywood was the boys’ 4x400 relay team (Darvis Jarmon, DeMarious Douglas, Willie Franklin and Jalen Ellison) as they broke the school record with a time of 3:37.16, finishing in seventh place. “The student-athletes were focused all week," Claybrooks said. "It was very quiet at practice. It was the quietest week that we have had since the state track and field meet last season. I feel the student-athletes came into this track meet and made a statement that they can compete against anyone. Last year, I brought the boys’ track team to this track meet, and we went home very disappointed in our performance. This was our toughest track meet of the season, so this track

meet will prepare us for Sub-Sectional and West sectional in May." The track and field team returns to action tomorrow night in the George Hancock Memorial Invitational in Dyersburg. Kadarren Bond shows of the medal he earned at last week's track meet. Photo submitted.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Allen News By Sandi Bishop Reneé Moss

Chamber of Commerce Director

Thanks so much to the parents, volunteers and children that came to the Dixie Youth Baseball Opening Day Celebration! The Chamber was honored to participate with the Ribbon Cutting. Welcome to our newest Chamber Member: Morris Jewelers. Remember that the Haywood County Adult Leadership Class is selling T-Shirts to support their Reach Academy Scholarship Project. T-Shirts are available at the Chamber office or from a Leadership Class Member. Please contact the Chamber at 731-772-2193 for more information. This week our Chamber Corner spotlight is on Morris Jewelers. Morris Jewelers has been providing jewelry repair services and sales to Brownsville and surrounding counties since 1997. They are proud to announce the recent completion of their showroom renovation that

features a sophisticated, yet comfortable shopping environment for their customers. Customers have described the new look of the store as “breathtaking,” and “simply beautiful.” Morris Jewelers invites you to visit their location at 35 North Lafayette Avenue (just off the square) in Brownsville. Morris Jewelers is locally owned and operated by: Monica Bivins, Scottie and Betty Morris. Shop local and support our Brownsville-Haywood County Businesses! Since the renovation, they have expanded their Bridal Line to accommodate all budgets. In addition, they are adding customizable bands in alternative metals for men and women, which can be worn as wedding bands or simply right hand rings. The Fable Collection will include deer antler inlays, hardwood inlays, fingerprints, Ducks Unlimited logo bands, & of course Mossy Oak &

Real Tree patterns. This collection comes with a Lifetime Warranty. You will also find Unique Antique/Vintage Jewelry, a large selection of Reflection Beads, Seiko & Pulsar Watches, and much more! Some services offered at Morris Jewelers are: Ring Sizing, Ring Repair, Stone Setting, Jewelry Repair, Pearl Re-Stringing, Watch Repair, Watch Batteries, Jewelry Cleaning, Jewelry Appraisals, Class Rings, Silver and Silver-plate Refinishing, and Shoe Bronzing. They also Buy Scrap Gold and Silver. Purchase any Bridal Set from Morris Jewelers, and receive:  Free gift for the Bride and Groom  Free jewelry cleaning of Bridal Rings  Free Appraisal of Bridal Set (For Insurance)  Full Value Upgrade on Solitaire Diamond Rings Purchased at Morris Jewelers Working together creates success!

Holly Grove News By Martha H. Jones “The Marvelous Grace of God” was the subject of the message Sunday brought by Brother Ralph Brown Jr., the son of Brother Ralph and Elaine Brown. He is pastor of a church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If we still see Jesus as a man from Galilee walking around the Sea in Sandals, we are far from who He really is. He is the living, almighty, eternal God and knowing this truth should cause us to fall on our faces before Him. Without Him we could do nothing, with Him we can do anything He leads us to do. By grace we are saved, through faith, not of all sinners needing a Savior, and in Him only can we be saved. Jimmy Duvall sang “When Men Pray” for special music accompanying himself on the guitar. He reminds me of my brother Neil Herbert picking the guitar. Happy Birthday Megan Duncan, Kathy McClinton, Rosa Holcomb, Jessica Leach, Sandra Staggs,

Shirley Martin, Danny Ballard, Judy Lewis and Angela Swain. Debbie Jones, Nancy Campbell, Helen Hastings, Lois Davis, Diane Simms and April Sutton attended the Women’s conference in Sevierville last weekend. Ann Faulkner was to have gone with them but became sick. Our little black and white cat, named Cookie, who spent nearly his entire life in the house, slipped out when someone came in or went out of the house. He was gone nearly three weeks when it was cold and rainy weather. I saw a fox on our patio and was almost sure he had done away with our little Cookie. But, early one night, he showed up at our storage shed, so afraid. We carried him for a checkup with Dr. Smith, our vet. He said considering everything, Cookie was in good shape, except he had lost four pounds. I think he was as proud to be home as we were to have him home. Lorie asked if Cookie could get

the senior citizen discount since he was about 70 catyears old, to which Dr. Smith replied that he only gave the discount if they had their AARP card. Those on the sick list this week are Betty Barden, who is scheduled to see her doctor at Vanderbilt; Jan Wynn is much improved, truly an answered prayer, Leland Simpson, Bobby Perry, Fletcher Lewis, Melanie Jones, Ann Faulkner and Billie Lynn Haynes. Others are Franklin Climer, Danny Murphy, Melvin and Rosa Holcomb, Virginia Taylor, Bob Alexander and Barbara Dotson. Also include Joann Chapman, Sharon Davis, Bobby Joe Brown, Butch Wilson, James Covington and Gaylon Turnage. We were happy to have Jean Climer back at church after her time at the hospital. We express our heartfelt sympathy to Melissa and Christy Houy and their family in the death of Mrs. Virginia Freels. Her funeral was held at Harmony Baptist Church.

Douglas News By Alvis M. Bond The Community Organization is preparing for the Seniors Banquet to be held on Saturday April 20 at the Douglas Community Center at 2:00 p.m. to honor Senior Citizens in the area who are 80 yrs and above that have been a resident or made contributions to the community. If further information is needed you may contact Chairperson Nadean Lee at 731-5486111. Dr. Jessie Cannon will be guest speaker. Mrs. Sallie White Fuller from New York is visiting

with family for a week, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Mask, Mr. and Mrs. Carl White and others. We are happy to know that Mr. and Mrs. Rowan and Johnetta Neal have moved into their beautiful new home and enjoying it. On our prayer list this week: Bland Delk who is a patient in Jackson General Hospital, happy to hear that Anna M. Lewis is home after a short stay, also Gloria Rivers is home after a short stay in Baptist East, Alma Crews, Edward

Vaulx, Jr. Rev William B. Jones, Rev. Floyd Lewis, Willie Douglas, Gladys Bowles, Callie Brooks, Callie Langford, Betty Doulgas, Joe B. Lewis, Joe T. Perry, Augustine Perry, Betty Brooks, Jimmie L. Turner, Luevenia Boyd, Mattie E. Turner, Shirley Hunter, John Jones and Beatrice Chapman. Happy belated birthday to: Corey Lewis April 7, and Steve White April 14. Celebrating this week are Simone Hodge April 16 and Shelton Rice April 20.

There was a great turnout Saturday for the 2nd annual Women’s Conference. Thanks Dawn, Iris and everyone else involved for all the hard work. Bro. Phil’s message Sunday morning was about spiritual gifts and Greg Campbell sang “My House Is Full” for the special music. The second phase of our “Church Renewal Journey” is the “equipping” phase where we discover our spiritual gifts. We all have spiritual gifts - but we don‘t always know what they are. The upcoming lay renewal week-end (April 26, 27 and 28) is for everyone - not just members of Allen. If you’re interested in attending or want more information, please contact either Bro. Phil at 443-6585, Stan Flowers at 780-1901 or or me at the phone number or e-mail address below and we’ll be glad to give you the information you’ll need. From time to time, I’m going to be writing about Allen “Angels” - some

of the wonderful folks at Allen that we’d like to tell you a bit about and to thank them for inspiring all of us to strive to be a little better. The Allen “Angel” for this week is a lady who is one of the most faithful prayer warriors I‘ve ever known. She’s such an encouragement - always has a kind word and a sweet smile - and it just makes your day better any time you’ve had an encounter with her. She loves music and whenever Sonny and I sing in church, she never fails to call us or send us a sweet card thanking us. So hugs and kisses to you, Miss Betty Dedmon, our very first Allen “Angel”. The next time ya’ll see Miss Betty, just spend a minute or two chatting with her and I promise you’ll come away with a blessing. Linda Merrick said she had a great time Friday night in Jackson. Max, Tonya, Cody, Haley and Hunter Green and Linda were celebrating Hunter, Cody and Max’s birthdays - and a belated one for Linda. She said they had lots of laughs and good memories.

Birthday wishes go out this week to Carlye Kirk, Max Green, Tiffany Young, Faith Williams, Cory Killen, Charles Byrum, Faye Hart, Martha Pyron, Debbie Harwell, Greg Campbell and Mike Dew - and a Happy Anniversary shout out to Darron and Iris Byrd. Also Happy Birthday to my sweet friend, Betty Scott - and to our “bud”, Gaylon Herron. Prayer requests this week include Martha Rodgers, Steve Vanetter, Robin Campbell, Nita Waldon, Debbie Rodgers, Frankie Jones, Stafford Hooper, Jay Grashot, Marie Baggett, Robbie Piercey, Sammy Baggett, Beverly Osteen, Roy Kellum, Jr. (4-wheeler accident), Earl Davis, Norman Littlejohn, Peri Ann McCloud, and Lynn Baird. Don’t forget - let me know what’s going on with you. Please e-mail me at sandiandsonny@ or call me at 772-2200 and give me a “scoop“. And our final thought for this week - “When someone slings mud at you, just wait til’ it dries and it‘ll fall right off”.

Around Town By Marty Williams Dancing with the Stars is heating up big time! Lord Have Mercy! It is almost here and I am about to die from hyperventilating about it every day! I keep telling myself it is only for two tiny minutes and it’s for a worthy cause, but OMG! Where was my mind when I agreed to do this?? All the dancers are on fire with ambition and working the kinks of their routines these last days, up at College Hill. Plus, they are trying to get their costumes and props in order. We will all give it our best, but I myself say….Never Again! LOL! Saturday, April 20 and April 21 are the big days. If you want to be thoroughly entertained for a weekend…come and join the fun! All proceeds will benefit the Carl Perkins Advocacy Center! Allyson and Keith Zaleski are celebrating their 21st anniversary Monday! They get a little bit of vacation time in order to take advantage of it. The next day will be their only son, Eli’s birthday! Happy anniversary and happy birthday Eli! I can still see Keith in the back room at ZZ’s, standing there feeding Eli his baby bottle! What a fun time that was for all the customers! Rhonda and Walter Thompson’s daughter, Sarah had a stupendous birthday. Happy birthday Sarah! Poor Lynn Mendez has been under the weather with bronchitis and sinusitis, so with a sinus cocktail, Z-pack and a couple of other goodies, she’ll get straight again!

Spring in Brownsville is gorgeous, but it is a sinus killer!! Becky Campbell is one elated young woman! She just got hired in as a teller at First State Bank! She is over the moon with joy! Congratulations Becky! Scott and Denise Hooser are ecstatic about their daughter Brooke Voss’s awesome fortune! Brooke is going to get to open up for Kenny Loggins in May! OMG! How absolutely fabulicious!!! Can you imagine how excited she is??? She is another one of my Angel choir babies too! I am so proud of her!!! You GO Girl!!! Haywood’s Got Talent show was amazing! The first place winner was Miss Shay Williams, a Crockett County High school student who has been part of the show since the very beginning and placed second last year. Well...she took itALL this year! A humongous congratulation to you Shay Williams! Second place went to Miss Kelsey Byars, a Haywood High School student, who also placed second in the 2011 show. Third Place winner was Miss Anna Smith of Haywood Middle School! There was also a remarkable performance from the 2012 winner, Miss Hannah Smith and a

magnificent performance from Miss Memphis 2013, Hannah Disterdick! What a marvelous evening! Superb ladies, superb!! Elise and Phil Clinton’s son ,Drew Davis has had an unbelievable weekend! University of Memphis National Trial Team advanced to the semifinal round of the 38th Annual National Trial Competition, held in San Antonio Texas. The team was comprised of advocate Drew Davis. Coached by Professor Danny Schaffzin and Professor Michelle Slack and earning the best finish in the National Trial Competition, since 1998; the team finished as one of the four best teams in the largest and most prestigious law school trial competition in the Country and they represented the University of Memphis and each other with the utmost professionalism and excellence. The coach said ‘anyone of these three boys could walk into a courtroom and go up against and experienced trial lawyer!’ Wow, What an accomplishment! Brownsville is so proud of you Drew! Let me hear from you! Aroundtownmarty@aol. com or 780-4111


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hillville - Eurekaton News

Crestview News

By Vicki Williams I don’t have a lot of news to report this week from the Hillville area, not sure if that is good or bad. How many of you are participating in the “Walking with Drew”? This walk is three days a week and is a great way to get a jump start on exercising. You walk at your own rate for 30 minutes and there is all ages out there. On Saturday, Mrs. Elma Rogers led the stretching with Drew and also led the walk. Aleta Bradford, Renee Townsend and (some of the Do-Me-Good Gals or Do-Me-Gooders as our dear friend, Melba Mitchell calls us) Sue Goodman, Tiffany and Alex Goodman, my daughter Krystle and I “Walked with Drew” on Saturday morning at the football stadium. Saturday evening, Travis, Krystle and I along with Mama (Olivia Watson) and Doug Jones enjoyed supper at the Cracker Barrel in Jackson for Doug’s birthday.

Afterward we did a little shopping. We had a great time. I attended the second of six sessions Diabetes class at the hospital on Tuesday, April 9 sponsored by the UT Extension Office. This is a very informative class. Mt. Pleasant UMC’s Bible Study is still going strong on Tuesday nights at 7pm. Lisa Lewis is the facilitator of this study. Mt. Pleasant is having an In-Church Singing on Sunday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun. Refreshments will be served. Prayer list includes Claude Sensabaugh, Shirley Morgan, Bobby Glover, Nancy Smith, Billie Kirkland, Christine Watson, my Uncle Perk Watson, Doug Jones, Annette Goodman, Richard Kirkland, Enid Powell, Dorothy Bruce, Roscoe Martin, Ceree Canady, Israel, The Nation and the Community. Sympathy to the families of Mr. Tommy

Bass, Mrs. Annette Robertson, Mrs. E. Helen Lee, Mrs. Imogene Benard and Mr. Willie White, Jr. in the loss of their loved ones. In closing, our Thought for the Week as published in the Upper Room Devotional by Marilou Reed of Florida. “No matter our limitations, we all can serve God by loving others.” We can serve God in whatever physical state we are in, weakened or strong. No matter what state we are in, we have the opportunity to serve Him by sharing His grace and love. Some of the most powerful witnesses in my life have been those that lived their faith well beyond limiting circumstances. We need one another in the body of Christ. Weak and strong together, we can learn the importance of both giving and receiving God’s love. If you have news to share, please call me at 772-1885, after 5:00 p.m. Until next week....God bless.

Libra rary ry Corner The Library is very excited about the upcoming Friends of the Library Annual Membership Dinner meeting which will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at 6pm. The guest speaker for the evening will be Rev. Larry Daniel, author of “Battle of Stone’s River” about the forgotten conflict between the confederate Army of Tennessee and the Union Army of the Cumberland. Rev. Daniel, who has appeared twice on The History Channel, is a native Memphian currently residing in Lexington. Rev. Daniel, a Civil War enthusiast, has also written “Shiloh: The Battle That Changed

the Civil War”. We are very excited to have Rev. Daniel with us for the evening. A dinner buffet will be served at a cost of $7.00 per person. Reservations will be required, please call the library at 7729534. Please consider becoming a member of the Friends of the Library this year. Your membership contribution helps in obtaining programming and materials for the library. Membership levels include: Student ($1.00), Individual ($5.00), Family ($10.00), Patron ($25.00), Benefactor ($50.00), Sponsor ($100.00), Grantor ($500.00), and Life ($1,000.00). Your

contributions matter, any amount that you are able to give is vital to the ongoing support of the library, but please consider a donation of at least $25.00. The Friends of the Library is a 501(c)3, which means that any donation made to the Friends of the Library is tax deductible. Make your reservations for the Friends Annual Membership Dinner and membership donations to the Friends of the Library today. Help us welcome Rev. Larry Daniel, local author, to the Friends and to the community on Tuesday, April 30 at 6pm all are invited and encouraged to attend.

Union News

Thank you volunteers for coming this week: Christ Temple ladies, CC Club, Douglas Chapel CME Church, First Assembly of God ladies, Westside Church of Christ, Faith Deliverance ladies, Community Temple of the Living Church, Bingo ladies, Peaceful Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, and First United

Mae “Choo Choo” Delk, Mollie Kate Clark, and Robert T. Blair. Cora Springfield was also part of the celebration. My sincere condolences to my cousin Bethel Nicholson during the loss of his wife, Mary Ann in Louisville, Ky. She was the daughter-inlaw of my aunt, the late Levada Nicholson Bond. Continue to check on our elderly and be an inspiration towards our younger generation. Sick and shut in: Annie Mae Wilson, Mildred Walker, James Sullivan, Annie Pearl Franklin, Birda Mae “Stewball” Hines, Evelyn Jean Forrest Shaw, Laura “Peaches” Snipes, Annie Ruth Newble, Shamoun Springfield, Peggy Currie, Ewell Callaway, Eva Kinnie, Mable Phillips, Hank Currie, Willie D. Chapman, Mary Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Perry, Georgia Hines, Margero Harris, A.C. Pirtle, Cynthia Bullock, Butch Wilson, Fletcher Lewis, Victoria Dickerson, John Duckworth Sr., L.C. and

of course, was eating them. Thank you, whoever brought the magazines this week? We certainly appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thought for the week: True Joy is not the result of having everything I want, but of gratefully receiving exactly what God has given me. Author Unknown

Wellwood/Zion News By Denise Phillips Zion Baptist Church said their good-byes to Brother Mark and Dottie McSwain Sunday morning following the worship hour and a baptism. Everyone enjoyed a luncheon while sharing memories during Dr. McSwain’s leadership as interim. What a great man of God he is! Although we will miss the McSwain’s, we want to welcome Brother Bobby Russ and his family as our full time pastor beginning next Sunday. If you are looking for a great church family we would love to have you as a guest at Zion. Zion hosted the annual Vacation Bible School Training Clinic for Fayette / Haywood Associations Monday night. There were over ninety people attending which Dr. Pratt, Director of the Associations, said was the most he ever remembered coming to the event. Thanks to everyone that had a part in the training and especially to Melanie Thomas and her crew in the kitchen. She did an awesome job of overseeing and planning the meal along with Brother Mark McSwain with his hot dog stand.

Thanks to everyone for the many happy birthday wishes. I made a full weekend of this one and had a blast! I love my family and friends and appreciate all those precious memories. I was able to see one of my grandson’s ballgames in Murfreesboro, but missed the other three in Brownsville. Hopefully, I will catch them this weekend. There were fifteen men and Brother Butch brought the devotion for the men’s prayer breakfast Thursday. If you would like to join this faithful group they meet each Thursday morning at 6:00 at ZBC and would love to have you come and pray for your community. Thanks to all of you for your dedication and a special thanks to Brother Grover Westover from Harmony for the report each week! I know pastors have a busy schedule, but I’m so thankful for his faithfulness in reporting. Four of Zion’s ladies attended the “Women of Joy” Conference in Sevierville last weekend. These ladies know how to choose a good conference and have a

good time as well. Mama (Alice Elrod) spent the weekend with Randall and Belinda Potter while Norma attended the conference. She had a wonderful time enjoying the beautiful weather while resting and relaxing. Mark your calendars and pray for these events! “Share Jesus Without Fear” witnessing study will begin April 21 at 5:00 at Zion. Church Bible Drills are scheduled for April 17 at 6:00 P.M. HBA Drill is April 20 at Zion followed by State Drills at West Jackson Baptist Church on April 27. Don’t forget to support and pray for Kelly Stewart and Sara Littlejohn’s mission trip to Romania. Please be in prayer for all who are giving of their time to share the Gospel with others. Continue praying for sick folks and their families, military personnel and families, shut-ins, those mourning loss, and the leaders of our country. Call me at 772-4257 or email me at phillipsd6@ if you have news. People want to know!

Sugar Creek

Senior Living Community News By DeDe

By Sylessie Ross Thank you to everyone who called and sent cards to help me celebrate my 70th birthday on April 11! I am truly blessed to be here and my health being as well as it is. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by the devastating situation that took place in Boston this week. In situations like this, all you can do is pray. On a brighter note, every parent is always proud when their children accomplish greatness. My son Lambert, was one of the Memphis police officers promoted this past Friday. Lambert was promoted from Lieutenant to Major! I am so proud of him. I truly enjoyed myself this past Sunday morning at Browns Creek church on their scripture cake recipe program. All of the ladies on program did a beautiful job. Nancy Bond was the program coordinator and it was put together immaculately! Some of the other special guest included; Mildred Henning Bowles, Willie

Methodist Church. We welcome Mrs. Lottie Davis and Mrs. Carolyn Weaver to our facility and hope they enjoy their stay with us. We extend sympathy to the family of Mrs. Essie Helen Lee. She is truly missed. Last Wednesday, our residents had so much fun, making deviled eggs. Then, the most fun,

Elma Pirtle, Luvenia Boyd, Edward Vaulx Jr., and Annie Flora Forrest. Thought for the week: “Here Is” Here is a day, here is a moment, and here is an opportunity. Use it. Here is a life, here is abundance, and here is a situation where you can make a difference. Give it your best. The possibilities are amazing, and they are here right now. Right now is when you can act to bring them to life. Yes, the most comfortable thing to do is to stay where you are and do nothing. But if you continue that negative, lifeless trajectory, things will soon become terribly uncomfortable. Make beautiful, enriching experiences instead of sad, painful regrets. Do something positive and meaningful with right now while you can. Here is your time to live with purpose and passion. Breathe in the fresh, energizing air of possibility, and live it right now with maximum richness.

One hundred two years old, can you imagine being able to live that long? Not me, but Floy Patton is officially 102 as of April 14, 2013. She was born April 14, 1911. Her friends and family gathered at Sugar Creek on Sunday to celebrate her birthday. They had the most beautiful cake by Cake Me (Janice Webb). Everyone bragged on how beautiful it was and that it tasted wonderful. Thanks to all who came by to wish her a Happy Birthday and thank you Janice Webb for deciding to start baking cakes. Friday was a great day to go riding; Jennifer took five out to get ice cream. Laura Richards, Dora Robison, Arlene Bosivert, Irlene Clement and Eleanor Rooks had a wonderful time out riding and enjoying the beautiful weather. Thanks Jennifer for being their driver. Lily Peak has moved to NHC in Somerville. She is closer to her family. Our residents and staff hated to see her go. We do understand

the reasons but it is still sad that we won’t be seeing her everyday. Well, Diane will have a new grandbaby by this time next week. Brooke is due to have her baby boy the first of next week. The staff is excited to have another one to help spoil. Good Luck next week Buddy and Brooke. Zuline Blackburn enjoyed an outing with her son and his wife the other day. He comes and takes her to lunch normally once a week, but they spent most of the day together. She

loves to spend time with her son and daughters and they love to spoil her. Our dietary staff is preparing some wonderful spring and summer dishes. The residents have been giving them some of the recipes they have used over the years, so the staff is trying. So far most everything has been good. We love to try new things. Come and rock with us on the front porch. Our residents love that the weather is where they can get outside.


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Thursday, April 18, 2013 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 January 6, 2011, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded January 12, 2011, at Book 84, Page 484 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Timothy Joe Ferguson, conveying certain property therein described to Andrew C Rambo, a resident of Shelbyville, Tennessee as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for First Community Mortgage, Inc., its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, 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 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 1, 2013 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 exemptionswhich 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 point in the South margin of East College Street at the Northeast corner of the herein described lot and the Northwest corner of Harriet Jameson property as recorded in Deed Book 83, Page 474 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee; thence, from the point of beginning and with the West line of Jameson, South 222.75 feet to the Southeast corner of the herein described lot and in the North line of Garrott; thence, with the North line of Garrott, West 78.00 feet to the Southeast corner of McConnico; thence, with the East line of McConnico, North 222.75 feet to the South margin of East College Street; thence, with the South margin of East College Street, East 78.00 feet to the point of beginning. Survey taken by Reasons Engineering and Associates, Inc., Tennessee Number 508, on September 7, 1994. ALSO KNOWN AS: 310 East College Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, ease ments, 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 abovereferenced property: Timothy Joe Ferguson 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. 700-216086 DATED March 21, 2013 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee INSERTION DATES: April 4, 2013, April 11, 2013 & April 18, 2013 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ asims_130321_ 728 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW. REALTYTRAC.COM SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid in a certain Deed of Trust executed on March 24, 2011 by Floyd Lafragia Maclin and wife, Doristene T. Maclin to Emily Davis, Trustee as same appears of record in the Office of the Register of Haywood County, Tennessee in Book 86, Page 795, the beneficiary being InSouth Bank. Subsequently STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER, P.C. was appointed successor trustee

in Book 108, Page 113; and the owner of the debt secured having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that Stone, Higgs & Drexler, P.C. will on Friday, May 3, 2013 commencing at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Courthouse, Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee, and proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described properties: Lot No. One Lying and being in the 6th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the north margin of what is known in the year 1972 as the Brownsville to Mercer Road and 30 feet from the center of same, being the southwest corner of Lot No. 11 as shown on a plat of survey of F. W. Carter, dated November 13, 1971, and recorded in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, in Plat Book 2, Page 24, and being the southeast corner of this now described lot; runs thence with the margin of Mercer Road, North 73 degrees 00 minute West 125.0 feet to a corner fence post, the most southerly end of a new line established by F. W. Carter, Surveyor, on November 13, 1971; thence across the open field, North 361.3 feet to a red painted (barbed wire 5603) iron fence post; thence parallel with the road, South 73 degrees 00 minute East 125.0 feet to a wood stake in the open field the northwest corner of Lot No. 11; thence with the west boundary line of Lot 11, South 361.3 feet to the beginning, and containing 1.0 acre, more or less. Being the same lot or parcel of land conveyed to Floyd LaFragia Maclin by Warranty Deed recorded in Deed Book 179, page 543 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Map 74O, Group A, Parcel 14.00 Property Address: 1927 Mercer Road, Brownsville, TN Lot No. Two Lying and being in the 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Being Lot No. 29, Eastern Heights Subdivision, as shown by survey in Plat Book 1, Page 29, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Being the same lot or parcel of land conveyed to Floyd L. Maclin by Warranty Deed recorded in Deed Book 198, Page 247 in said Register’s Office. Map 74A, Group A, Parcel 14.00 Property Address: 1154 East College Street, Brownsville, TN Lot No. Three Lying and being in the 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Being Lot No. 26 of the Southall Dickson Subdivision of the Town of Brownsville, Tennessee, a plat of said subdivision being of record in Deed Book 82, Page 88 and also in Plat Book 1, Page 52 corrected at Page 58 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is here made. Being the same lot or parcel of land conveyed to Floyd L. Maclin by Warranty Deed recorded in Record Book 86, Page 793 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Map 75F, Group A, Parcel 25.00 Property Address: 104 Owen Street, Brownsville, TN The sale of all three properties is subject to 2011 and 2012 city and county taxes. All right and equity of redemption, Statutory and otherwise, homestead and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but Stone, Higgs & Drexler, P.C. will sell and convey only as successor trustee. The sale date and time may be adjourned and rescheduled, without additional newspaper publication, within one year from the originally scheduled date, by announcement at the date, time and place of the new postponement date and time in accordance with T.C.A. 35-5-101. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER, P.C. Successor Trustee

By: Roger A. Stone, President STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER 200 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 1000 Memphis, TN 38103 901-5281111 Our File No. 12-00898-0 Publication dates: April 11, 18, 25 SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid in a certain Deed of Trust executed on June 11, 2001 by Brenda J. Cain to Edward C. Bell, Trustee as same appears of record in the Office of the Register of Haywood County, Tennessee in Book 231, Page 107, the beneficiary being InSouth Bank. Subsequently STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER, P.C. was appointed successor trustee in Book 109, Page 138; and the owner of the debt secured having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that Stone, Higgs & Drexler, P.C. will on Friday, May 3, 2013 commencing at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Courthouse, Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee, and proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property to wit: Situated in the 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee: Beginning at a spike in the north right of way of North Washington Street or Highway 79 and 33 feet from the center of same, being the southeast corner of the home lot of Robert Hooper and the southwest corner of a lot conveyed to Hooper as recorded in the Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee in Deed Book 75, Page 420, and of which this now described lot is a part; runs thence passing the most westerly corner of a 4 x 10 foot concrete slab, the base of a large outdoor sign, at about 25.5 feet, North 1 degree 22 minutes West 90.5 feet to the southeast corner of brick flower box or planter; thence with same and the east wall of the 20 foot wide concrete garage building, North 0 degree 21 minutes East 59.5 feet to a post in a fence row in the south line of Louis Mann; thence with Mann’s south line South 89 degrees 39 minutes East 134.0 feet to a one-half inch iron pipe; thence South 30 degrees East 96.5 feet to a large nail driven in the asphalt surface; thence with the north right of way of the highway, South 70 degrees West 173.8 feet to the beginning. Being the same property conveyed to Lloyd W. Can and wife, Brenda J. Can by deed recorded in Deed Book 198, page 114, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Property address: 1139 Washington, Brownsville, TN This sale is subject to 20052012 county taxes and 20042012 city taxes. This sale is subject to any right of redemption by the Internal Revenue Service Special Procedures Staff in accordance with 26 U.S.C. Section 7425 (d)(1) by reason of six federal tax liens of record in Book 90, Page 486; Book 90, Page 487; Book 91, Page 852; Book 92, Page 645; Book 93, Page 429; and Book 95, Page 572, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, subject to any accrued taxes and restrictions. This sale is subject to any right of redemption by the Tennessee Department of Revenue in accordance with T.C.A. Section 67-11433 (b) (1), (2) by reason of three state tax liens recorded in Book 79 Page 451; Book 67, Page 418; and Book 10, Page 66 of the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, subject to any accrued taxes and restrictions. All right and equity of redemption, Statutory and otherwise, homestead and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but Stone, Higgs & Drexler, P.C. will sell and convey only as successor trustee. The sale date and time may be adjourned and rescheduled, without additional newspaper publication, within one year from the originally scheduled date, by announcement at the date, time and place of the new postponement date and time in accordance with T.C.A. 35-5-101. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER, P.C. Successor Trustee By: Roger A. Stone, President STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER 200 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 1000 Memphis, TN 38103 901-5281111 Our File No. 12-00238-0 Publication dates: April 11, 18, 25 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 13, 2007, executed by Bianca S. Pirtle, James E. Turner, Jr., conveying certain real property therein described to Larry A. Weissman, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee recorded December 17, 2007, in Deed Book 48, Page 14-29; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to SunTrust Mortgage Inc. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on May 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Main Entrance of the Haywood County Courthouse, located in Brownsville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, 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; BEGINNING AT A STAKE IN THE EAST MARGIN OF A GRAVEL ROAD, SAID STAKE BEING 20 FEET FROM THE CENTER OF SAID GRAVEL ROAD AND BEING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE FRADY TRACT OF WHICH THIS LOT IS A PART, AND BEING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THIS NOW DESCRIBED LOT; RUNS THENCE NORTH WITH THE EAST MARGIN OF SAID ROAD 125 FEET TO A STAKE, SAID STAKE BEING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT NO. 2; RUNS THENCE EAST WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT NO. 2, 348.48 FEET TO A STAKE, SAID STAKE BEING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT NO. 2; RUNS THENCE SOUTH 125 FEET TO A STAKE IN THE NORTH LINE OF WHITTEN; RUNS THENCE WEST WITH THE NORTH LINE OF WHITTEN 348.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1 ACRE, MORE OR LESS. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JAMES E. TURNER, JR., AND BIANCA S. PIRTLE BY DEED OF RECORD IN BOOK 48, PAGE 12, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 85-19.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 936 Landfill Rd, Brownsville, TN 38012. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER (S): Bianca S. Pirtle, James E. Turner, Jr. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; 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 to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded 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. 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 Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 tylistings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #48246: 2013-04-18 201304-25, 2013-05-02 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, HAYWOOD COUNTY WHEREAS, LaShanta Hines and Billie M. Currie executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Lender and Larry A. Weissman, Trustee(s), which was dated September 22, 2008 and recorded on September 29, 2008 in Book 59 at Page 353, Haywood County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current holder of said Deed of Trust, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., (the ìHolderî), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Haywood County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; 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 Holder, and that as agent for the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on May 28, 2013, at 12:00PM at the usual and customary location at 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: Beginning at a stake in the South margin of East Cooper Street, this point begin the Northwest corner of Lot No. 95 of Walnut Hill Acres Subdivision, from said point of beginning South 135 feet to a stake in the North line of Lot No. 94, the Southwest corner of said Lot No. 95; thence West 85 feet to a stake in the North line of Lot No. 98, the Southeast corner of Lot No. 97, thence North 135 feet to a stake in the South margin of said East Cooper Street, the Northeast corner of said Lot No. 97; thence East along South margin of said East Cooper Street, 85 feet to the beginning. A Plat of Walnut Hill Acres Subdivision is recorded on Page 104, of the plat book in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Lashanta Hines, by deed of record in Record Book 22, Page 416, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Parcel ID Number: 75M D 8 Address/Description: 608 East Cooper Street, Brownsville, TN 38012. Current Owner(s): Lashanta Hines. Other Interested Party(ies): . This sale is also subject to the right of redemption by the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE U.S. TREASURY, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7425(d)(1) by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in: Book 3482, Page 406. Notice of the sale has been given to the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with 26 U.S.C. 7425(b). The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property 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; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and 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 office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 277 Mallory Station Road Suite 115 Franklin, TN 37067 PH: 615-550-7697 FX: 615-5508484 File No.: 13-04684 Publication Dates 4-18-13, 4-2513 & 5-2-13 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 November 9, 2009, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded November 17, 2009, at Book 71, Page 791 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Modelia Tyus, conveying certain property therein described to John R. Moss, P.C. as Trustee for Generation Mortgage Company; and the undersigned, 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 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 15, 2013 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 Haywood County, Tennessee and more particularly described as follows: Being Lot Number 36, Fairground Subdivision, a Plat of which appears of record in Plat Book 1, Page 191, and Plat Book 2, Page 32, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee and beginning at a stake in the South margin of Hess Street and 25 feet from the center of same, and being the Northwest corner of Lot 33; runs thence South 22 degrees West with the West line of Lot 33, 80 feet to a stake, said stake being the Northeast corner of Lot 37; runs thence North 68 degrees West with the North line of Lot 37, 100 feet to a stake, said stake being in the East margin of Young Street and 25 feet from the center of same, and being the Northwest corner of Lot 37; runs thence North 22 degrees East with the East margin of Young Street 72 feet to a stake in the South margin of Hess Street; runs thence in an easterly direction with the South margin of Hess Street 100 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 1229 Hess Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012-1520 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5117. 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 abovereferenced property: Modelia Tyus; Secretary of Housing & Urban Development; USDA Rural Development (fka) Farmers Home Administration; Estate of Modelia Tyus; Unknown Heirs of Modelia Tyus The sale held pursuant to this

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 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. 1513-232897 DATED April 11, 2013 INSERTION DATES: April 18, 2013, April 25, 2013 & May 2, 2013 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee FHA No. DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_rwatkins_130411_1520 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW. REALTYTRAC.COM Notice to Creditors As Required by TCA §30-2-306 2013-PR-8 Estate of Earlie Mae Bunch, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 3, 2013 letters of administration in respect of the estate of Earlie Mae Bunch, who died December 14, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Haywood County Chancery Court. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication; or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication as described in (1)(A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Joseph Bunch, Administrator D. Nathaniel Spencer, Attorney Sarah Levy, Clerk & Master Haywood Chancery Court Justice Complex 100 South Dupree Brownsville, TN 38012 (731) 772-0122 Publication Dates: 04-11-13 and 04-18-13 Notice to Creditors As Required by TCA §30-2-306 2013-PR-10 Estate of Rufus M. Taylor, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 8, 2013 letters testamentary in respect of the estate of Rufus M. Taylor, who died March 24, 2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Haywood County Chancery Court. 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 on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication; or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication as described in (1)(A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Timothy Taylor, Jr., Executor Larry S. Banks, Attorney Sarah Levy, Clerk & Master Haywood Chancery Court Justice Complex 100 South Dupree Brownsville, TN 38012 (731) 772-0122 Publication Dates: 04-18-13 and 04-25-13

Notice to Creditors As Required by TCA §30-2-306 2013-PR-9 Estate of Sara Stuart Venters, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 3, 2013 letters testamentary in respect of the estate of Sara Stuart Venters, who died July 13, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Haywood County Chancery Court. 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 on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication; or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication as described in (1)(A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Walter Stuart Venters and Jane Bowden Venters – Dike, Co-Administrators Pat Mann, Jr., Attorney Sarah Levy, Clerk & Master Haywood Chancery Court Justice Complex 100 South Dupree Brownsville, TN 38012 (731) 772-0122 Publication Dates: 4-18-13 and 4-25-13

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Robert P. Anthony; criminal trespass ($25 plus cost; 30 days credit 30 days) Adriana Caletre; driving without license, light law motor vehicle (20 day notice suspension) Steven Caswell II; theft (up to $500) (Not Guilty, Nolle), contributing to delinquency of a child, criminal trespass (nolle) Jolene Chandler; custodial interference (felony) (dismissed on cost) Courtney N. Cox; driving while license suspended (dismissed on cost), financial responsibility law ($5 plus cost), light law-motor vehicle (dismissed) Franklin Harris; contraband in penal facility (amended simple possession schedule VI $250 plus cost, 11/29 suspension 90 days consecutive) Michael L. Joy Jr.; Statutory Rape (Nolle by State) Donald Mask; DUI: first offense (license revoked 1 yr, $350 plus cost, 11/29 suspension 48 hrs, 1 yr supervised probation A&D litter removal), sound amplification system in motor vehicle (dismissed) Antwaun D. Morton; aggravated assault (tried on simple assault amended $100 plus cost 11/29 suspended 30 days

21. *Underground Railroad conductor 23. Presidential election mo. 24. Arizona city 25. Auction call 28. Poet ____ Angelou 30. *George W. Bush is the ______ son of George H.W. Bush 35. Keats’ works, e.g. 37. Magnifying glass 39. Eastwood’s _____ Harry 40. Hippocrates’ promise 41. Monument to Buddha 43. Steam engine fuel 44. Of them

46. Prayer leader in mosque 47. Upper hand 48. “The Green ______” 50. Any thing 52. Ever, to a poet 53. Chapter 11 issue 55. Cranberry habitat 57. *Site of first shot of Civil War 60. New Hebrides 64. Something unusual, perhaps worthy of collecting 65. Exclamation of surprise 67. Back of mandible 68. Comprehend 69. Waste of time, in text lingo 70. Sheep-like

balance supervised probation) Gregory Dewayne Parker; theft of property $1,000$10,000 (x2) (amended joyriding, $100 plus cost 44 days 11/29 suspended time served supervised probation) Tyler M. Rheinscheld; financial responsibility law, speeding (20 day suspension Failure to Appear) Chez Vonte Richardson; aggravated assault domestic (amended simple domestic assault $50 plus cost, 11/29 suspended 48 hrs supervised probation) Taurance J. Shaw; drugs: mfg, del, sell, poss – consp (11/29 suspension time served 2 days $250 plus cost balance supervised probation) Lamar Springfield; driving while license suspended (amended DWO $100 plus cost 6 months supervised probation 6 months suspension 48 hours) Laffin L. Stewart; driving while license revoked – nonresident (dismissed on cost) Tony Turner Jr.; theft of merchandise- shoplifting ($50 plus cost, 11/29 suspension 30 days) Frank L. Wilkes; public intoxication (guilty $25 plus cost) Terry R. Wyatt; harassment ($50 plus cost 11/29 suspension supervised probation 90 days), vandalism (up to $500) (dismissed) Priscilla V. Abrego; drugs: mfg, del, sell, poss

– consp (waive to Grand Jury) Thomas Houston Johnson; evading arrest flight –vehicle, schedule I drugs: mfg, del, sell, poss, tampering w/ evidence (waive to grand jury) Rachel Beth Morgan; schedule II drugs: mfg, del, sell, poss (nolle) Luis A ResendezPacheco; drugs: mfg, del, sell, poss – consp (waive to grand jury) Misty Turner; schedule II drugs: mfg, del,sell, poss (amended simple poss schedule II $750 plus cost, 11/29 supended supervised probation

NOTICE THE HAYWOOD COUNTY BEER BOARD WILL MEET ON MONDAY, April 22, 2013 AT 4:00 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE HAYWOOD COUNTY COURTHOUSE. THE BOARD HAS ONE APPLICATION TO CONSIDER: 1. LANITA DIANE ROBINSON DBA: DONNIE’S PLACE 8421 HWY 76 SOUTH STANTON, TN 38069 FOR: ON & OFF PREMISES PERMIT Haywood County does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d)

DOWN 1. Unsubscriber’s focus 2. ____ fide, in bad faith 3. Desert-like 4. Coil of yarn 5. Type of horse-drawn carriage 6. Espied 7. “___ the fields we go” 8. List of candidates 9. *FDR was only president elected to more than two 10. Dwarf buffalo 11. *Father of American Education, Horace ____ 12. Layer 15. Like risquÈ entertainment 20. Stretched circles 22. “It’s no ___!” 24. Free from slavery 25. *Lincoln’s assassin 26. *Known for potatoes, it achieved statehood in 1890 27. Block 29. Supposed giant Himalayan 31. Vegas cube 32. Wear away 33. “All the world’s a _____” 34. *Tippecanoe’s running mate 36. Leg bone 38. Quarrel or argument 42. Single-cell protozoan 45. Grass valued for hay for cattle 49. Driver’s aid 51. *Non-interference doctrine creator, 1823 54. *1954 Board of Education opponent 56. Tropical fruit 57. Voiceless consonant 58. Europe/Asia mountain divide 59. ____ en scene 60. *15th Amendment subject 61. Gulf V.I.P. 62. Ditty 63. CPO in auto industry 64. Computer-generated imagery, acr. 66. Garden cultivator Answers: Page 18


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CareAll Home Care Services Part time R.N. position available in our Brownsville office. Benefits included. For more information contact Tawanda Burchett - RN Director at 731-772-7986 or inquire within at 1151 Tammbell Street, Brownsville.

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WR Community Services Home Health Care Agency are seeking experienced CNA's & Homemakers. We offer the best pay in town and benefits. To apply please contact Willia Johnson @ 731-215-2405

CareAll Home Care Services Private Duty Division CareAll Home Care Private Duty has positions available for RN & LPN in the Haywood & Crockett counties. Apply on-line @ or inquires call 731-772-9474.

The Brownsville States-Graphic isIsseeking seekinga ansales office manager. executive. Applicants must be experience energetic and Applicants must have in organized self-starters. accounting, knowledge of computers and basic offi ce skills. Sales experience preferred Please submit resumes, along with salary requirements Please submitto: resumes to: 42 S. Washington or mail them to P.O. Box 59, Brownsville, TN 38012, or submit by e-mail to

EXPERIENCED FLATBED DRIVERS NEEDED. Regional and OTR positions available. Pay is 26% to 28% to start. Call 1-866-515-6990 for more information.

The Brownsville States-Graphic seekinga isIsseeking angraphic office manager. artist. Applicants must have in Applicants must be experience energetic and accounting, knowledge of computers and organized self-starters. basic offi ce skills. Graphic design experience preferred. Please submit resumes, along with salary requirements Please submitto: resumes to: 42 S. Washington or mail them to P.O. Box 59, Brownsville, TN 38012, or submit by e-mail to

Help Wanted Position: Recycling Supervisor for Haywood County Solid Waste Qualifications: Valid Tennessee Driver’s License and ability to be insured at standard vehicle liability rates; Be at least 18 years of age; Be a citizen of the United States; Be a high school graduate or possess its equivalency which shall include a general educational development (GED) certificate; Not have been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of any federal or state laws or municipal ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substance; Not have been released of discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States. Applications can be picked up in County Mayor’s office in courthouse or Solid Waste Department (608 Landfill Rd.) Applications must be turned in by 5:00 p.m. May 2, 2013 at County Mayor’s office in courthouse or at Solid Waste Department.

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Tipton County Volunteer Fire Departments utilize District 9’s Training Site

Photos by Jennifer Willis Haywood County’s District 9 Volunteer Fire Department recently opened it’s doors to volunteer firefighters from three different departments out of Tipton County. The firefighters were there to utilize District 9’s maize trailer, as well as their tower for practicing ladder rescues. The maize trailer is an old tractor trailer that was converted to practice rescues in dark and smokey conditions. Inside it is two floors, which the firefighters must crawl through while it is filled with smoke to simulate rescuing a victim trapped inside of a burning building. They utilized the training tower to practice ladder rescues as seen in the pictures above. District 9 is the only site to offer this type of training to firemen in West Tennessee outside of the Jackson and Memphis fire department academy sites. David Hessling, Three Star Fire Chief, said his men “received more out of the training at District 9’s site than they did at the fire academy. District 9 is proud to say that they have been able to serve several other departments, including fire departments from Northwest Lauderdale, West Lauderdale, East Lauderdale, Halls, Gates, Henning, Ripley, Fort Pillow, Dyersburg, Fowlkes, and Three Star. The Brownsville Police Department and the Marvin Windows and Doors Emergency Response Team has also utilized the facilities training sites.

“Haywood’s Got Talent” Offered Something for Everyone BY TENNILLE SHORT What other local event in recent memory has brought singers, dancers, beauty queens, and fourth graders together on one stage? Last weekend’s Haywood’s Got Talent show had it all! It was almost a competition for ladies only- until 16 yearold Shirann Jones showed off his well-choreographed flexibility during a solo dance set to an upbeat Rihanna song. There were plenty of female vocalists, singing everything from R&B, Christian, and pop songs to an original inspirational rap performed by Haywood High School sophomore Alexia Davis, during which she reminded the audience that “Somebody Loves You”. Emmy Parker, a Haywood Middle School student, sang a beautiful Carrie Underwood song “Temporary Home” (which she performed almost flawlessly). Two other Haywood High School students, Jaslyn Johnson and Alina Woods shined as well. Jaslyn showed her voice’s musicality by singing an Adele song a cappella, and Alina belted out another Adele hit “Rolling in the Deep” effortlessly and with soul and maturity beyond her 16 years. But the evening’s top honor was claimed by 15 year-old Shay Williams, a 10th grader at Crockett County High School. She sang “What If” by Nichole Nordeman with confidence and stage presence that the judges found unmatched in her competition. Shay was the second place Haywood’s Got Talent winner last year and she placed third in the 2011 contest. This year, she claimed a prize package worth over $700 in cash, gift cards, items,

and services donated by area businesses. Shay will also be a featured act at area festivals, including the Exit 56 Blues Fest in May and the Hatchie Fall Fest in October. Claiming the other top spots were Kelsey Byars in second place and Anna Smith in third place. Kelsey, a Haywood High School junior who placed second in 2011, sang an R&B hit called “You’re the One” by artist Dondria, while Anna, a sophomore, opened the show with “One Touch” by Nicole C. Mullen. The judges were very complimentary of both of their performances. The panel of judges, which included the very first Haywood’s Got Talent winner Katherine Tritt and local radio personality Drew Magruder, definitely had the hardest job of all. One of the stars that shined brightest this year was Hannah Smith, our 2012 Haywood’s Got Talent winner, who returned to the stage and gave an absolutely flawless performance, belting out Mariah Carey’s “Hero”, which she sang last year to win the contest, and an a cappella version of the gospel classic “His Eye is On The Sparrow”. She received a standing ovation from much of the audience following her performance. The host for this year’s event, Miss Memphis 2013 Hannah Disterdick, also wowed the crowd- not only with her beauty and charm- but also with her vocal performance. She took on an Alicia Keys classic called “If I Ain’t Got You” and gave the audience what could be a sneak preview of her plans for her appearance in the Miss Tennessee pageant this summer. One of Miss Disterdick’s favorite parts

of the event was being on hand to recognize the fourth-grade students at East Side who excelled in the “Walk Across Tennessee” competition that ended last week. The top three classes were invited to appear on stage, and Ms. Samantha Davis was there to celebrate her class’ win along with them. Ms. Becky Campbell made the presentations to the top three classes for what would be her final time. Ms. Campbell was honored at the beginning of the show for the work that she has done with Haywood County’s Delta Health Initiative and the Haywood’s Got Talent show over the past three years. This year’s show was dedicated to her, and she was presented with a dozen yellow roses. She will be leaving her position at the end of April. We wish to thank all of our performers and their parents, our judges, the Haywood County Health Department for their partnership on this project, everyone who attended the show, and the Haywood County Schools and businesses who supported the show beforehand through fundraisers. We especially would like to recognize all of our Haywood’s Got Talent contributing sponsors for 2013. They are: Backyard Barbecue, Kelley Hayes at Bang Hair Design, Cole’s Auto Repair, The Computer Patch, Dairy Queen, Family Coin-Op Laundry, Flex Fitness, Insouth Bank, Leon King’s Handgun Training Academy, Livingston’s, Morris Jewelers, Reagan’s Muffler, Samantha Brown Photography, Heather SmithIndependent Scentsy Representative, Sugar Creek Senior Living, and the YMCA of Brownsville.

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Morris Jewelers Grand Re-Opening The Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting at Morris Jewelers on Tuesday, April 16 in honor of their Grand Re-Openeing Celebration. The celebration will continue all week, with another special event taking place Thursday, April 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. Be sure to stop by and check out their newly redesigned store and all of the great deals they have going on this week. Photos by Steven Diebold




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What is Administrative Professionals Day? Administrative Professionals Day and Administrative Professionals Week are widely observed in many workplaces in the United States and other countries around the world. Many employers and supervisors arrange events to show their appreciation of the work carried out by administrative professionals, to highlight their importance to the organization and to enhance their work-related skills. (left to right - JoAnn Hunter, Tonya Fisher and Crystal Jones)


Thank you for a job well done!

During World War II, there was an increased need for skilled administrative personnel, particularly in the United States. The National Secretaries Association was formed to recognize the contributions of secretaries and other administrative personnel to the economy, to support their personal development and to help attract people to administrative careers in the field. The association’s name was changed to Professional Secretaries International in 1981 and, finally, the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in 1998. These changes in name reflected the changing nature of the tasks, qualifications and responsibilities of the members of the organization. IAAP now has an international orientation and continues to provide education and training and set standards of excellence recognized by the business community on a global perspective. The organization’s vision is “to inspire and equip all administrative professionals to attain excellence”. The first National Secretaries Week was organized in 1952 in conjunction with the United States Department of Commerce and various office supply and equipment manufacturers. The Wednesday of that week became known as National Secretaries Day. As the organization gained international recognition, the events became known as Professional Secretaries Week® and Professional Secretaries Day®. In 2000, IAAP announced that names of the week and the day were changed to Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day to keep pace with changing job titles and expanding responsibilities of the modern administrative workforce. Many work environments across the world observe this event.

Sheriff Melvin Bond - Haywood County Sheriff's Department 100 South Dupree, Brownsville, Tennessee - 731-772-6158 After 5PM Call (731) 772-2412

Valerie Hardville, Rena Giles, Janet Rouse, Roxie Bufford, Judy Powell, Lillie Johnson and Brenda Wills

Thank you for everything you do! Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

Thanks for all that you do! REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

19 North Court Square Brownsville, TN 38012

Thanks for all that you do! 731-779-2345

Misti Daniels, Jody Bunney, Judy Mouser and Carolyn Joyner

Brownsville Police Department

An Independantly Owned Office of Crye-Leike Franchises, Inc.

Pam Stewart

Dr. Sue McElrath CHIROPRACTOR wants to thank you for everything you have done.

Cescalie Williams

Behind every successful team or office there is a very efficient Administrative Professional... Thank You! Brownsville 25 S. Grand Ave. • 779-9199 111 Peachtree Plaza • 772-8787

Thank you for all your hard work!

Lorie Waddell

Sabrina Benard, Casey Berry, Katrina Byrd

We Thank You!!

Lanette Pratt

Jessie Rosales, Ann Jones, and Rena Fitts

Thanks for everything that you do!!

Teresa Baxter, Elizabeth Price, Dorothy Bailey and Kim Spain

We thank you for everything that you do for us!!

Kristie Warren, Lynne Morris and Connie Hendrix

Jim McAdams State Farm Agent

100 N. Washington Brownsville, TN 38012 Bus 731-772-6000

We appreciate all you do!

Thanks for all you do for us here at the Haywood County Ambulance Authority. You are greatly appreciated!

Haywood County EMS

State Farm Agent 1014 East Main St. Brownsville, TN 38012 Bus 731-772-6600 Fax 731-731-6601

1601 WELCH ST. - BROWNSVILLE, TN 38012 OFFICE 731-772-4979 or 731-772-9846

Angela Marlar, Rhonda Parks and Jennifer Wright

Banks Law Firm, P.A. - (731) 772-5300

Happy Administrative Professional Week!

Stanton Health Center

Your efforts, your dedication and your support make all the difference

Thank you for all your hard work. 17 1st St E Stanton, TN 38069 (731) 548-2232

Spencer Law Firm, PLC The City of Brownsville

Cherrie Poole,

Thanks for all you do!! Lee Berry

Barbara Flores (731) 772-9082

The Brownsville States-Graphic 42 S Washington (731) 772-1172

Kim Smallwood and Carrie McCage

Our business and family has grown over the years and we want to say “THANK ou do. Yo Y YOU” for all that yo you Youu are appreciated edd an aandd lovedd very much. B Bobb Bo obb bbyy Pratt Prat Pr Prat attt Bobby PRATT TERMITE PR TERM MIT TE & PEST P S CONTROL, PE NTR TROL TR OL, INC. OL 245 Whitten 772-5666 Wh Ave. - 7 72-5666 6

We appreciate all your hard work. - SIMMCO

Thank you so much for everything you do!

We thank you for all that you do. Phone (731) 772-8880 1280 S. Dupree Ave. Brownsville, TN 38012

Back row from left to right: Ginger & (Molly) Blurton, David Eubanks, Shey Lovelace and Amanda Blurton. Front row from left to right: Sandra Lovelace, Vanessa Carrasco, Michele Winslow and Staci Cogdell. Not pictured Ted Velotta

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Martha Ledford

We thank you for all you do.

A tradition built on respect, compassion and personal service.

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The April 18th issue of the Brownsville States-Graphic.

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