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Shooting suspect bound over to grand jury

Photo By Calvin Carter Haywood Park CEO Jeremy Gray, and Connell Behavioral Health Systems co-owners Harold Connell and Clark Converse inspect one of the rooms located in the CBHS wing of the hospital.

The First Stop

Jessie Pender

Connell partners with Haywood Park BY: CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com Addiction is a disease. It’s something that has been known to ruin lives, break families apart, and coldly shut doors that would have led to opportunity. Many have called it evil. Some have labeled it as a weakness. Yet at it’s base, addiction will always be a disease. And like many other

diseases, it can be treated, especially now in Haywood County. Connell Behavioral Health Systems (CBHS)— owned by Harold Connell and Clark Converse— have partnered with Haywood Park Community Hospital to get patients, suffering from addiction, medically stabilized. For patients, CBHS is their first stop on the road to recovery. Patients are placed in a back wing

carefully separated from the rest of the hospital. Both Gray and Converse assure that CBHS patients will not affect the care of Haywood Park patients. In fact, thanks to their separation from other units—the back wing also has its own exit— Haywood Park patients probably won’t even notice them. Potential patients are assessed to see if they need CBHS’s treatment. Once they meet the criteria,

physical studies, like blood work and EKG are done to check on any potential physical ailments. “Our job is to get them physically ready to do the mental work of recovery, whatever that may be,” CBHS Co-owner Clark Converse said. “A lot of it isn’t the same. We have a lot of people addicted today where all they did was have surgery for example. You know they didn’t go and buy cocaine off of Crump see CONNELL page 3

BY: CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com The case of Jessie Pender, 59, has been bound over to the grand jury. Pender’s case, which has to do with a late April shooting, was bound over to a grand jury after a court hearing Tuesday, June 26. On Saturday, April 28, authorities from the Brownsville Police Department responded to a shooting at 1233 Haralson. Upon arrival, authorities found Vernettia Bonds, 57, sitting on a neighbor’s porch with several gunshot wounds. Bond was airlifted to the MED shortly after officers found her. Today, she is currently recovering from those wounds. Pender was arrested for the shooting and charged with attempted first-degree murder. He is being held without bond, although is in a state institution instead of the Haywood County Jail.

Starla Singleton

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Singleton becomes director Firefighters battle early morning fire BY: CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic. com

When former Haywood County Central Dispatch Director Kyle East gave his monthly report during last month’s City Board and Aldermen meeting, some didn’t expect it to be his last. Following that announcement, East has stepped down.

Now Central Dispatch has fallen into the very capable hands of Starla Singleton. Singleton is a 1998 graduate of HollyrockBruceton Central High School in Hollow-Rock, Tennessee. Married to Brownsville Police Department’s Jason Singleton for 12 years, she has six children—five boys and one girl—and is a proud member of

Family Life Fellowship Church, which is under the leadership of Pastor Undrae Johnson. The newly appointed director has ten years of experience, two of which were spent as the assistant director. To her, the new appointment was quite a surprise. “It’s really a lot of emotions that I feel about it,” Singleton said of her promotion. “It’s

The Brownsville-Haywood County Fire Department found itself on call to a fire at a time when most people were just getting ready to start the day. Sometime before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, authorities were on the scene at the intersection of South Hatchie and South Washington. The building known as the Williams Electric Shop was on fire. The building use to be Brownsville Tire. Attempts to reach the fire department

for futher information on the possible cause of the fire and damage sustained were left unanswered as of press time.

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Inspiring the youth BY: CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com “Say, I will be successful.” “I will be successful,” the excited children answered back. Gathered in the National Guard Armory, and a part of the Born 2 Win Summer Camp, children were responding to the commands of Haywood County native Ricky Taylor. A graduate of Haywood High School, Taylor is now a student

AT&T donates to Scott Street The Scott Street Community Resource Center received a $500 community grant from AT&T. Pictured from left to right are Sherryl Wilson, AT&T representative, Trey Rabon, and Karen Jones.

and basketball player for the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Taylor’s appearance was a continuance of the children being exposed to positive influences. Earlier that week, they had already had the opportunity to look at different career fields thanks to a successful career day. Now in between free dental checkups and educational activities, the children got the chance to hear of Taylor’s successful

journey to a full ride scholarship at UT-C. Taylor reminded children the importance of having a great positive attitude, honoring your elders, and taking your academics seriously, especially homework. “I did my homework before even going outside as a kid,” Taylor recalled. Taylor also touched on the importance of having a spiritual life. “Christ changed my life,” he said. “Jesus gave me the right vision.”

Haywood County GED 2012 graduates BY: CALVIN CARTER ccarter@statesgraphic.com In life, second chances are sometimes rare. So when presented with one, it’s important to take full advantage of it. For those that graduated in the 2012 Haywood County GED Graduation Exercises, it’s safe to say that opportunity was not a wasted gift. “This is their second chance, and they’ve taken advantage of it,” Opal Hay, Director of Adult Education said. The ceremony took place last Tuesday, June 19 at the Haywood Junior High School. The Class of 2012 included 18 students this year. Besides a welcome from Hay and introductions of special guests from Counselor/Recruiter Terry Thompson, attendees heard a special musical selection from Kenneth Ballard, who acquired his GED thanks to Haywood County Schools last year. Graduates heard

some inspiring words from some of the special guests, including Senator Reginald Tate. Tate detailed his life story of going to the University of Memphis, becoming CEO of his architect business and eventually becoming Senator. But all of that started thanks to Tate acquiring his GED. “I’m just trying to show you that it’s doable,” Tate said. “That’s my point. There is so much out there.” Local leaders chimed in with words of encouragement. “I know it hasn’t been an easy task, but you did it,” Stanton Vice Mayor Emma Delk said. “Please find that passion and go forward into that world,” Brownsville Mayor Jo Matherne said. “Make a truly meaningful life for yourself.” “The sky’s the limit if you’re willing to work,” Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith said. The REDI program allows for non-traditional students

to gain scholarships, so there’s money available. Catch your breath, but don’t quit.” This year’s graduates are: Shawann Brown, Teresa Calvin, Lamecia Dotson, Pamela Flagg, Jason Fleming, Tyler Glover, Tiffany Kelly, Charles Lambert, Summer Mitchell, Debbie Morris, Justina Nabors, Jacob Nix, Frank Pavia, Marsha Pickens, Mikel Robertson, Jasmine White, Chris Williams and Vernell Woods Jr.

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Avenue in Memphis. They simply went to their doctor who prescribed them, and they got addicted.” “The biggest thing is we knew that there was a need,” Haywood Park Community Hospital CEO Jeremy Gray said. “As we looked, it made a lot more sense to do a medical stabilization program. Basically we’re talking about a year’s time putting all the pieces together to do this program, and it’s still evolving. But we just thought that it would be a great way to start the patient out in this recovery process before they transfer on to another facility.” Converse is no stranger to the addiction recovery field. Besides CBHS, he also has Turning Point. Having done work with his out patient facilities and even interventions, the county resident was eager to do something different in addiction recovery, in the hopes of getting the right care to people. Converse, who goes to the same church as Gray, brought up the idea to the Haywood Park CEO during Sunday School. Confident in Gray’s dedication to patient service, the two brainstormed until their idea evolved into getting patients medically stabilized. “It was really him that took it to medical stabilization,” Converse said of Gray. “And it makes it the safest form to come off drugs and alcohol.” Make no mistake that when it comes to CBHS, the patients come first.

something that I didn’t expect.” It’s also historic, as Singleton is the first African American woman to hold the position in Haywood County. Despite the surprise, Singleton doesn’t feel any pressure right now about the job. “I’m pretty comfortable with the move. I know everyone here and we‘ve always had a good working relationship,” she said. “It’s a natural fit.” There aren’t too many changes that are being

“I’ve seen the corporate treatment world, where it’s all about get them in, suck their insurance out, and it’s not about the patients,” Converse said. “So you’ve got an out-patient facility that all about the patients and now you’ve got an acute stabilization that is all about them too…It’s incredible.” “With my experience, if you keep quality care at the forefront, your financials are going to follow,” Gray added. “Whenever you focus too much on the financials, you let the quality compassionate care, the things that patients deserve out of a hospital experience, go away. And I can’t, in my heart, manage that way. I’m going to put the patient first and their issues first.” The 20 people treated at CBHS so far have not left without a plan for longterm recovery. CBHS is kind of like a pit stop for the traveler who doesn’t know where to go next on the road to recovery. Patients come in for three to five days to pinpoint what they need. In short, CBHS gives not only some clarity, but direction. “It takes the person and stops the madness for three to five days to figure out what they need,” Converse said. “And that’s not a service that’s done anywhere else.” CBHS also take extreme care on the issue of patient privacy, not only for those in the Mid-South, but especially those in Haywood County. “There are professional people here that struggle

with this stuff. It’s out there. Nobody knows it, or they don’t want people to know it, but they need to know that they can discreetly come in, be treated, seen and go home without 30 people asking them ‘Oh, you were in that drug treatment?’” Gray said. “Privacy is something we have worked extremely hard on because it takes only one incident for confidentiality to be breached.” In a lot of ways, this is only the first step for the facility. For instance, there are plans to eventually provide in-patient care. And both Gray and Converse have expressed interest in working with local lawyers, judges, and law enforcement to provide services to offenders maybe suffering from addiction. For law officials, the help could free up more time. “Judges and lawyers spend countless hours trying to figure out where people in their cases can go for treatment,” Converse said. If anything else is for certain, it’s that Converse, Connell and Gray are all on the same page when it comes to CBHS. “It’s refreshing to connect with an administration that’s wonderful and has a similar philosophy when it comes to treatment,” Converse said. Connell will hold an Open House Friday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call Scot McCreight at 901-5749985 or 731-772-8475.

Early Tax Planning By Joey Geter, CPA With the 2011 tax year behind us, now is a good time to start thinking about the 2012 tax year. To be properly prepared, tax planning must be done throughout the year, not just in December. Whether you are an individual or business owner, there are a number of options to take to minimize your tax liability. For individuals, there are three ways to lower your taxes. You can reduce your income, increase your tax deductions, and take advantage of tax credits. You can reduce your income by increasing your contributions to your company’s 401(k) plan. You can also reduce your income by deducting student loan interest, alimony paid, or classroom expenses for educators. Increasing your tax deductions is another way to decrease your taxes. Your medical expenses for the year can be deducted but they are subject to

7.5% of your adjusted gross income. You can also deduct mortgage interest, state and local taxes, and donations to charity. There are other deductions to take advantage of, but these are the most common and generally the largest deductions. Taking credits directly against your tax is a great way to lower your taxes. However, not everyone can take advantage of them. The more popular credits are for the adoption of a child and the educationrelated credits (American Opportunity, Hope, and Lifetime Learning credits). These credits have stipulations, but could be extremely beneficial to taxpayers. For businesses, there are many ways to decrease your tax liability. In the past few years, there have been many changes. One such change is the 2% decrease in the social security of an employee’s wages. There have also been changes in the dollar limits on contributions

and benefits to qualified retirement plans. Probably the most popular tax deduction for small businesses is the depreciation of capital assets. These rules have allowed for accelerated depreciation that can greatly reduce the taxpayer’s liability. The last two years have allowed 100% depreciation, but for 2012, it looks like only 50% of the asset will be allowed for bonus depreciation. For taxpayer’s, there are many ways to help lower your tax bill. Each person and business is unique in their own right. There are ways to lower income and increase deductions, but some of these laws have changed or will change shortly. To be better prepared for your own tax liabilities, now is a good time to talk with your tax advisor so you are not surprised when next April arrives. Joey Geter, CPA is a partner with Cowart Reese Sargent CPAs in Brownsville.

effort for the county to enhance its 9-1-1 system. Other than that, operations are currently smooth. As a message to the public however, Singleton does ask the public to keep in mind the hard work of their local dispatchers. “We work with a good group of ladies, so please be courteous and respectful when you call,” Singleton said. “And if you feel they’re doing a good job, then let them know.”

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Community & Church News On the Agenda Brownsville City Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month – 5:30 p.m.

Stanton Planning Commission Meeting 3rd Thursday of the month – 7 p.m.

Brownsville City Planning Commission 4th Thursday of each month – 4 p.m.

Stanton Town Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month – 7 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. in the election office

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made at this moment, other than maintaining an essential comfort level at central dispatch. Singleton is in the process of hiring another dispatcher. A few on staff will be readying for a special CTO three-daycourse in September. GeoComm, Inc of Saint Cloud MN has been contracted by Haywood County to conduct countywide fieldwork to collect technical data of roads, driveways, and structure locations of residences, businesses and other locations in an

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.

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 NAACP Haywood County Branch to meet

at 6 p.m. at 28 E. Jefferson St. Call (731) 772-4578 for more information Woodland Baptist Church to hold 5K Walk/Run/Bike Woodland Baptist Church to hold 5K Walk/ Run/Bike to help out local missions on June 30, 2012. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the race to begin at 8 a.m. at Woodland Baptist Church. Child care will be provided. For more information or to register, please contact Barry Sceals at bsceals@ teknorapex.com or (731) 432-0689.

The NAACP Haywood County Adult Branch will hold their monthly meeting Monday, July 2,

The Haywood County Board of Education is requesting bids for pest control services and commercial replacement equipment for school kitchens. Bid information can be secured by calling Alison Pyron at 731-7729613 ext 2490. Deadline for submitting a completed bid is July 24, 2012. “USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.”


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Off the Beaten Path with Jerry Wilson

Regaining the art of remembering I recall a few years back when apparently there seemed to be problems surfacing regarding my memory. Dates, time, and events were not showing up in my memory bank that should have been easily remembered. I felt that something had to be done. I was beginning to see myself in the same category as an elderly man who had a session with his doctor. “Doc,” he said, “I have a serious problem. I can never remember what I just said.” “When did you first notice this problem?” the doctor asked. “What problem?” asked the patient. My concerns led me on a journey in search for answers to my problem. Several professionals assured me that the problem may not be as serious as my personal diagnosis revealed. As a result of my quest for knowledge regarding this subject, I have been given several possible steps to help me remember that may have nothing to do with growing older. Just in case there are some of you out there who are experiencing a similar situation, here are some most helpful

tips that have proven to be benefical to me. First, we are reminded to pay attention to what we wish to remember. Sometimes our minds are filled with so much data. We may need to create more space. We are reminded that sometimes we just need to give our undivided attention to what we must remember and avoid distractions that might come up. Another step that has helped me to remember something is to say it many times. I was taught from college on through grad school that one of the most important keys to remembering is repetition. Thinking about information for a moment with not cause it stay in our minds. Most of the time in our church bulletins and special forms of worship, the Lord’s Prayer is printed in the programs. I learned that just to read something doesn’t necessarily print it on the surface of the mind. I learned this lesson in a situation where we were to pray the Lord’s Prayer without printed assistance. I flunked terribly and from that moment on, the Lord’s

Prayer was included in all my personal and private prayer life. And to this day, I can recite the Lord’s Prayer without any difficulty. Here’s another thought. Always place whatever it is that you need to do or remember in a place where you can’t miss it. I am always being given notes to be passed along to the radio station. Sometimes, I also receive information that is vital to finishing a story to be discussed. When these things happen, I usually carry them in my shirt pockets well within my sight and reach. These tips are not even a drop in the bucket of all the helpful information out there that can be gathered on this subject. So don’t let the first hint of forgetfulness bring cause for panic. This may not be as serious as we previously thought. Let’s also not be quick to blame it on age. The older we get, the more we store in our data bank and we may not be able to bring the information up as quickly as we would prefer.

So just to clarify If you’ve had the chance to read last week’s BrownsvilleStates Graphic then you may have noticed the ad we placed for a staff writer. The position is not really for another person to assist me, but rather my replacement. That’s right Brownsville and Haywood County; I’m leaving the StatesGraphic. For all those that love to gossip, I wish I could give you some juicy reason or detail to entertain you. The reality, however, is actually pretty tame. There was no shouting match in the office that led to some horrible breakdown that would cause Hollywood agents to cast us in a hit realityTV show for CBS. I did not cover a story on the mafia and endanger myself to the point of being placed in the witness protection program. And no, my last nerve has not been reached. My decision to leave is based on my desire to go

back to school and pursue my Master’s degree at the University of Memphis. This decision was not easy to make. For three and a half years, I’ve made Brownsville and Haywood County my second home. I’ve seen so much growth and change that it honestly feels like I’ve been here for ten years. There are many people I’ve encountered that I would gladly call friend and some I’d easily think of as family.

But in the end, I felt like that this was the right time to make the move and take a shot. Now before you break out the confetti in celebration of my leaving, realize that I’m not leaving here until August. So, you get to put up with me for just a little bit longer. Besides, it’s not like this will end with a complete goodbye. It’s just more of a “See you later.”

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By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Clayburn Peeples

When women got the vote Although the presidential election is four months away, it already has people fired up, in some cases fighting mad, to either reelect, or retire, the current occupant of the White House. And it’s not just about President Obama. People are particularly divided over the “issues” of this election as well. The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as some call it; immigration/amnesty; the economy; gay marriage — mention any one of those subjects, and you’ll get an earful, one way or another. Tennesseans of all political stripes have strong opinions about just about everything. But the arguments and the acrimony expressed today are nothing compared to the political struggle that enveloped the state during the hot, sweltering summer of 1920. That struggle was the famous battle over ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Women’s Suffrage Amendment. And what a donnybrook it was, played out before a breathless nation, reported all around the world by an assemblage of reporters from every major newspaper in the country. The battle for women’s voting rights in Tennessee had actually begun, sort of, in the late 1800’s. A Women’s Suffrage League was organized in Memphis in 1889, but was considered by most observers to be no more than a novelty, but another was formed in Maryville, in 1893, followed by a third chapter in Nashville the following year. By 1897, there were 10 of them in Tennessee, and their influence had grown to the point that at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition held that year they actually had a special “Women’s Suffrage Day.” The movement was strongest in the cities, among the more “progressive” educated citizens; they thought giving women the right to vote would help “clean up politics.” But in spite of pockets of support across the state, the rural dominated legislature remained wary of the concept. It was an idea whose time had clearly come, however, and by 1915, the suffragists began to see limited success in the legislature. This gave rise to a rival organization, funded by railroad, liquor and manufacturing interests. Manufacturers feared

that women voters would demand higher wages for female workers and they might also demand that the state enact child labor laws. Liquor interests felt, rightly so, that women had been responsible for national prohibition. They feared that if women got to vote, the state would never see an end to it. The tide of history was too strong, nonetheless, and in 1919 the legislature gave women the right to vote in presidential and local elections, but not state contests. They held out as to their own offices, preferring not to take their chances with women voters. It sounds absurd today, to have bifurcated women’s right to vote like that, but at the time, giving women even a limited franchise was something no other Southern state had done. Suffragists cheered the progress. But the real battle for the woman’s vote was yet to come. In Washington, that same year, Congress passed the 19thAmendment to the Constitution, which gave women in America the right to vote in every election, everywhere in the country. As soon as it was ratified by threefourths of the states, 36 at the time, it would become the law of the land. An easy, and early, approval by the required number of states was predicted. But it was not to be. By the summer of 1920, only 35 states had ratified it, and of the few yet to vote on the issue, most seemed to be definite no votes. Only in “progressive” Tennessee did the suffragists see a possibility of success. Early in June they petitioned the governor, Albert H. Roberts, to call a special session of the

legislature to take up the measure, but Roberts, in the middle of a hotly contested contest for reelection, demurred. Undeterred, they appealed to President Wilson to intervene, and he did, writing a letter to Roberts, 92 years ago this week, imploring him to call the special session and support women’s suffrage. Under the president’s pressure, Roberts relented, and issued a call for a special session, but he cagily scheduled it for August the 9th, four days after the gubernatorial primary, which was, in those days, considered tantamount to election. Immediately after winning the contest, but only barely, he came out in favor of universal suffrage and urged the legislature to ratify the amendment. For the next two months, Tennesseans witnessed, and participated in, a battle royale between suffragists and anti-suffragists. Partisans from all parts of the state, and the nation, as well as reporters from nearly every newspaper in the country, converged on Nashville. The Capitol City’s long hot summer was about to get even hotter. The suffragists and their supporters wore yellow roses, the national symbol of the suffrage movement, in their lapels, and the anti-suffragists, not to be outdone, countered by wearing American Beauty red roses, the symbol, they said, of femininity, in theirs. The stage was set, and the battle lines were drawn. (to be continued)

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Colson Samuel Matlock Rotary Club inducts new members

Colson Samuel Matlock was born April 28, 2012 at 6:34 p.m. at Jackson-

Madison County General Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs and 15 ozs and was 19

inches long. Colson was welcomed by many friends and family. His parents are Josh and Hannah Matlock of Alamo. Colson’s grandparents are Benny and Phyllis Coulston of Alamo; Myra Reason Berry of Bells and Sonny and Kathy Matlock of Jackson. His great-grandparents are Nora Lee Harrell and the late William Sparkie Harrell; Douglas and Jessie Reasons of Bells; and Illa Mae Matlock and the late Frank Matlock, Sr. of Brownsville.

Rotary Member Holt Pritchett with President Anne Banks and Rotarian Jim Nunn.

Rev. J. V. Carney

Date of Death – June 21, 2012 Rev. J. V. Carney, 82, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at his home.

Funeral services, under the direction of H.H. Hudson Funeral Home, were conducted June 26 at

St. John Baptist Church. Burial followed at Brownsville Memorial Gardens.

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Mrs. Geraldine Ellington Date of death – June 24, 2012

Mrs. Geraldine Ellington, age 82, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the Bells Nursing Home in

Bells. Funeral services were conducted at the Brownsville-Bells Funeral

Homes in Bells Tuesday, June 26. Burial followed in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Bells.

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Mr. George Albert “Big Brother” Starks Date of Death – June 20, 2012

Mr. George Albert “Big Brother” Starks, 63, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at his home in Huntsville, AL. Visitation, will be Saturday, June 30 from

10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Peaceful Chapel Church in Brownsville. Funeral services, under the direction of Currie’s Funeral Home, will be Saturday, June 30 at 11

a.m. at Peaceful Chapel Church. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Brownsville.

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Mrs. Eara May Stanley Cornatzor Medlin Date of Death – June 20, 2012

Mrs. Eara May Stanley Cornatzor Medlin, age 85, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 22, in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Medlin had a

love for children, flowers and quilting. She was preceded in death by her first husband: Thomas Cornatzor and her second husband: Clyde Medlin, Jr., her parents: William F. and Lucille Grisby Stanley and a granddaughter: Meaghan Wallace. She is survived by her children: Sandra Singleton (Jimmy), Mary

Ann Bradford (Wendell) both of Brownsville, TN, Joyce Walker, Covington, TN, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be made to Brownsville/Haywood County Animal Shelter, c/o Judy Mouser, P.O. Box 449, Brownsville, TN 38012.

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Mrs. Willie Mae Bruce

Date of Death – June 21, 2012 Mrs. Willie Mae Bruce, 94, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center in Paris. Funeral services, under the direction of Ridgeway Funeral Home, were conducted June 26 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris. Interment followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Whiteville. Mrs. Bruce was a retired O.R. nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, TX. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris. She was a former member of the Whiteville Garden Club and Whiteville Senior Citizen Club.

Mrs. Bruce is preceded in death by her parents: William and Caroline Morris Schattel; her husband: William Lester Bruce; one son: Kenneth Gary Bruce; seven sisters and five brothers. She is survived by two daughters: Gloria (Siegfried) Schaberg of Goldsboro, NC and Linda (Gary) Leggette of Ore City, TX; two sons: Glenn A. (Jamie) Bruce of Paris and Carlton (Anita) Bruce of Sandy, OR; sister-in-law: Carol Bruce of Hillville; fourteen grandchildren; fortyone great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund, c/o Bobby Cannon, 281 Charlie Edmonds Rd, Whiteville, TN 38075.

Rotary Member Drew Phillips with President Anne Banks and Rotarian Michael Banks

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Ponds and Roses By Walter Battle Now that summer has officially begun, this is the time of year that produces those afternoon thunderstorms. Yes, those nice refreshing, heat relieving thunderstorms. These rains are the crop makers, and they replenish pastures and lawns. They also restore water to ponds as well as refresh stagnant water bodies. As summer rolls on with calm, hot days, it creates the “perfect storm” for environmental conditions to cause ponds to stratify. This condition is simply the layering of water temperatures and oxygen levels in a pond. Deep ponds form cold layers of water on the bottom. As the water gets colder, its ability to dissolve oxygen diminishes. Now here’s the problem the heavy rain causes. As the rain falls into the pond, it causes a mixing of the warm and cold water. This results in a depletion of oxygen in the water for fish. Once this happens the fish come to the top gasping for air and die. Ole folks will say the “ponds flipped!” Today us edumacated (pronounced ed-you-ma-kate-ed) folks say its “turned over.” Once this happens,

people call the Extension office and say, “my fish are dying and they are at the top and sucking for air”, “What do I need to do? I tell them, “to aerate the water by operating a small boat with an outboard motor or place a bush hog in the water and allow it to splash.” Be careful not to get the tractor stuck. Be mindful that these are quick fixes. Long-term solutions are installing aeration devices and fountains, and maintaining the appropriate fish population. As I close, there have many a few calls concerning the dreaded rose rosette disease this year. This disease that is spread by mites appears as twisted or distorted growth with reddish coloring. It’s devastating folks! There are not any viable treatment options. The affected plant must be removed and destroyed. I personally (where permitted) would prefer the plant be burned. The second step would be to treat all of the roses with a systemic insecticide treatment, particularly one that contains the chemical disulfoton (Bayer Advanced 2-in-1 Systemic Rose and Flower Care). This will help control mites which serve as the vector

for the spread of disease. If you choose to replant another rose in the spot, make sure your other roses are not infected. Also, make sure that there are not any wild roses near your property because they may be the source of the virus.


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“As they went on their way, a man came to Jesus and said, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’” (Luke 9:57). If someone came and said that to me, I would say “wonderful, Let’s go serve Jesus.” Yet, that is not what Jesus said. Jesus continually taught there was a cost to following Him. He demands that his disciples understand to what they are giving themselves. He said to the man, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” (v. 58). Jesus told the man that he needed to understand that you are giving up the comforts and the pleasures of the world. HE is to be the very treasure of your life. Even the animals have more of the homely comforts than Jesus and His followers did. Jesus was calling the man to leave all his expectations of worldliness behind and follow Christ as the true treasure of his very life. Jason Velotta - Christ Church 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. • 7722288 BROWNSVILLE BAPTIST 5 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-9753 BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY BAPTIST 1200 N. Mclemore Ave. • 772-0717

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

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

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

BETHEL SUCCESS 19 N. Court Square • 772-0239

EPISCOPAL CHRIST EPISCOPAL 140 N. Washington Ave. • 772-9156

CHRIST CHURCH OF BROWNSVILLE 2120 Anderson Ave. • 772-9933

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES KINGDOM HALL - JEHOVAH’S WITNESS 1040 Boyd Ave. •772-6499

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

WILLOW GROVE BAPTIST Jackson Hwy. • 772-4644

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

OTHER BETHEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 5732 Rudolph Rd.

SHAW’S CHAPEL BAPTIST 3772 Shaw Chapel Rd. • 7727738

CANE CREEK BAPTIST 1904 Cane Creek Road • 7721033

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST 294 Friendship Rd. • 772-8060

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

POPLAR CORNER BAPTIST 1010 Boyd Ave. • 772-0950

UPPER SALEM BAPTIST 81 Coburn Rd. • 772-6538

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

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

METHODIST BROWNSVILLE DISTRICT UMC 1489 E. Main St. • 772-9882

CALVARY BAPTIST 624 Hatchie St. • 772-0192

CHAPEL HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1077 Shaw Loop • 772-4840

CHRIST 305 W. Thomas St. • 72-0354

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 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

FARMERS CHAPEL CME 107 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-3056

FIRST HOLINESS CHURCH 205 E. Jefferson Street

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

GREAT HEIGHTS 1274 Thornton Rd. • 779-9689

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

GREATER NEW BIRTH OF CHRIST 505 Tyus St. • 772-8247 HOPE OF FAITH 900 S. Grand Ave. • 772-6700

WOODLAND BAPTIST 885 Woodland Church Rd. • 772-5004

MT. PLEASANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 315 Mt. Pleasant Rd • 254- 9518

WOODLAWN BAPTIST Hwy. 19 • 772-3530

PROSPECT CME 10010 Hwy. 76 S. • 772-4426

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FOR TRUTH 1143 Tammbell St. • 772-8101

ZION BAPTIST 1733 Upper Zion Rd. • 772-4211

PROSPECT CME #1 2656 Prospect Lane • 772-9070

ZION TEMPLE 1117 Friendship Rd. • 772-3295

CATHOLIC ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC 910 N. Washington Ave. • 772-3514

STANTON UNITED METHODIST 115 Covington St. • 234-4914

PENTECOSTAL HOUSE OF PRAYER 235 Friendship Rd. • 772-9678

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST CHURCH OF CHRIST OF BEECH GROVE 778 Beech Grove Rd. • 772-3449

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

JEFFERSON STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST 1234 E. Jefferson St. • 772-3316

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST 1238 Thorton Rd. • 772-3344 WESTSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 3235 Hwy. 54 W. • 772-3810

LONDON BRANCH BAPTIST London Branch Rd. • 772-2283

STANTON CHURCH OF CHRIST Holland Avenue

LOWER SALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1230 E. Jefferson St. • 772-8027

CHURCH OF GOD CHURCH OF GOD BROWNSVILLE 1155 Berkley Dr • 7 72-5531

MACEDONIA BAPTIST 103 Macedonia Rd. • 772-4770

FELLOWSHIP CHURCH OF GOD 221 S. Russell St. • 779-9585

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Bethel - Belle Eagle News By Betty Scott Some sort of beetle is eating the leaves and the fruit from our flowers and trees. My neighbors have set out traps and in just a few days, the trap is full. If the beetles don’t kill it, the hot weather will!! Let me think of what’s been happening in Stockdom Bottom. Instead of cotton being planted this year, our farmers have turned to corn. It’s like riding through a maze on Rudolph Road. Corn is everywhere, in the front of me, and on the side and all you can see are tenfoot stalks! Good news is that Louquita Climer was released from the hospital last week and I

hope is recovering. Ann Cannon, Mary Frances Trottman, Diane Williams and I attended the Senior Center in Brownsville last Friday night and heard some great gospel singing. A group from Memphis and Glory Bound performed. We had a great time. This event will take place again in September and I will let you know. Fresh vegetables from the garden are coming in so we got the chance to enjoy a few at our potluck at Bethel last Sunday. Walter Plant from Texas travels through Tennessee and Mississippi in the summer months

performing. This is the second season that Walter has been at Bethel and we always look forward to his return. Mary Scott Scallions underwent a stress test last week and had a good report. Maggie Anne Herron is scheduled for knee surgery this week. My friend, Sonny Bishop, will be having surgery this Thursday and is looking forward to an easy recovery. Just continue to keep the sick and shut-ins in your prayers. Thought for the week: The man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.

Hillville - Eurekaton News By Vicki Williams “God loves us more than we can imagine.” This is our Thought for the Week as published in The Upper Room Devotional by Phyllis Stone Church of Kentucky. God’s grace is free. Not one of us deserves it. Not one of us can earn it. We can only rejoice in the complete joy of second chances and our Father’s awesome love. Mt. Pleasant UMC is getting ready for revival in a few weeks. Revival will be held beginning on Sunday, July 15 through July 18. On Sunday, July 15, there will be a potluck supper beginning at 6:00 p.m. All services will begin at 7:00 p.m. nightly. Bro. Phillip Cook will be the guest speaker. Thirteen of Harmony’s youth with two adults, Debbie Qualls and Ronald Bruce (not sure which classification falls

in), left on Monday, June 25 to Panama City for Centrifuge. Please keep them in prayer for safe travels. Happy Anniversary to Gilbert and Veronica Evans. Travis and I celebrated 30 years on Monday, June 25 and Fletcher and Janet Lewis celebrated 52 years on June 25. Bro. Jerry Wilson will celebrate his 3rd anniversary as Pastor of the Mt. Pleasant congregation on June 28. Mt. Pleasant has truly been blessed with Bro. Jerry as our Pastor. Travis, Krystle and I enjoyed a weekend camping and fishing trip to Beech Lake. It was so peaceful and it was a beautiful weekend. Birthday wishes to David Simmons, Jamie Holmes, Julie Bruce, Sharon Watson, Nancy Hendrix, and Paige Maddox.

A Happy Belated birthday wish to Katrina Byrd and to Barney Garrett. This week lift in prayer Luther and Edna Austin, Billie Kirkland, Gary Koch, James and Lucille Elrod, Linda Elrod, Donald Haase, Bill Glover, Jimmy and Nancy Swain, Nicole Ward, Leah Scallions, Marie Haase, Burt and Dorothy Martin, Roscoe Martin, Frank Fergie, Ronald Bruce, Anneli Myers, Enid Powell, Fletcher Lewis, Shirley Morgan, The Military, The Nation and the Community. Sympathy to the family of Mrs. Willie Mae Bruce, Mrs. Eara Medlin, Mrs. Aurelia Evans and Mrs. Mary Maclin in the loss of their loved one. If you have news to share, please call me at 772-1885, after 5:00 p.m. Until next week....God bless.

Holly Grove News By Martha H. Jones “Truth, Justice and Respect” was the subject of the message. Our forefathers built this wonderful country on the teachings from God’s Word. Respect for the law is an integral part of a civil society, but the commands of God trumps the law of the land. We need to be blameless before God. He issues a call to holy living. The commands of God may have gone out of style today, but we would do well to live by them. The leaders must pervert the law and turn aside from what is morally right. Prior to the message, Danny Simpson sang, “Let’s Get America Back to God.” When will we say enough is enough? Young Peyton Vales made a profession of faith and was welcomed into the fellowship. His parents are Richard and Teresa Vales. Happy birthday to Helen Hastings, Carson Ward, Charles Latham, Nicole and Nicholas Davis, Heather Stanley, Brenda Crutchfield, Ashley Paris, Laura Outlaw and Shelby Marlar. Happy anniversary to Gene

and Jan Outlaw and Jim and Marietta Haywood. We express sympathy to Gary Blair and his family in the death of his sister, Mrs. Geraldine Ellington. Brother Fred and Nancy Campbell are entertaining guests this week. Ten of their twelve grandchildren, varying ages, are visiting with them. Brother Fred said it was like having VBS 24-7. Roy and Beverly Lewis moved into their new home in Brownsville last week. We are proud to have them as members of Holly Grove Church. Alan and Debbie Jones and Jennifer and Dewey, Martha and Lorie Jones attended the WOW family get-together last Thursday night at a local restaurant. Viola Brown spent a week or more with her daughter, Dale Sinclair and her family in Carthage. She was back and attended worship last Sunday. Have you heard of the “Dog Days of Summer?” These are the hottest and more unhealthy days of the years, according to some. They are suppose to begin on July 3rd and go through August 11th,

but it seems to me that they are beginning early this year. Those on the sick list this week are Velma Baker, a very sick lady, Ruth Taylor, Betty Doyle, Lloyd Taylor, Linda Hayes, Ouita Holt and Dottie Taylor. Others are Annalee Myers, Paul Warren, Marjorie Roberts, Jimmy Grammar, Carolyn Covington, Charles Roland, Dewey Jones, Bland Boyd and Ray and Janie Hight. Also include James Johnson, Patty Coburn, Dorsey Watridge, Dee Dee Long and Fletcher Lewis. Also include in your prayers Jay and Anna Pratt and little son in the time of this unrest in Burma. I was embarrassed some time ago when our car’s gas hand was nearly on empty. I had to admit to my son, Alan, that I had never pumped gas. So he went with me and showed me how it was done. I’m from the old school where we drove up to the service station and others filled the tank and cleaned the windshield. I guess that reveals my age, but to me that was part of the good old days.

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By Marty Williams The new Chamber Director, Renee` Moss, will be rolling into town next Monday! There will be a reception for her the following Monday, July 9, at the First South Community Room, from 4:30-6:30. All are welcome to come and meet her! We are tickled to death to know that Judge Roland Reid’s wife, Martha Jo, is recovering from a Brown Recluse spider bite and following that…the West Nile Virus! Wow! That wears me out just typing this! The word from Judge Reid is….slather on that mosquito repellent!!! Good to know you are back in action, Martha Jo! Another happy note! The BrownsvilleHaywood County community swimming pool is now O-PE-N, as of June 25!!! I know the children of Haywood County are ecstatic about that! Not a minute too soon! Whew, that was cutting it terribly close, wasn’t it? Good work Parks & Recreation! Thanks for all your hard to work to make your pool, a ‘cool’ place to be! Little cousin, Mandy Lopez, had herself quite an adventure this past weekend! She got to drive the ski boat with Vicky Darnaby! She had a ball! Now Vicky… she misjudged her distance… just a tad… and fell out of the boat! No harm done, but all

the boat passengers had a HUGE laugh… at her expense! Life can be so entertaining! Former Brownsville Detective, Lewis Crider, happily celebrated his half century mark in this world! Happy 50th birthday Lewis! Bob and Joan Wallis hosted a cook-out at their home on Cannon Drive, Saturday, for their grandson Hunter who was home on leave from the United States Air force. Numerous friends and family members had a fabulous time with the fun and food. Hunter was wished well on his return to South Korea, at the end of next week. Ivie and Al Wheeler are thrilled to announce their newest grandbaby, Camiah Iviana Wheeler! Camiah was born on June 19, weighing in at 6 lbs and 12 oz. and was 20 inches long! The mama is Cameo Jones and the other set of grandparents are Sheronda Evans and Lamar Jones. Ivie is elated that her grandbaby was named after her! Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents! Welcome into the world Camiah Iviana! The Brownsville Blasters finished out their unbelievable season this past weekend in Cordova, placing third in the State Championship! Awesome!! Couches Doug Faulkner, Chris Coulston and Jody Lea, along with the parents,

were so proud of their team! Way to go Blasters! Congratulations! Vacations are being planned for July 4th and I expect to be getting some super, incredible, birthday gifts! My birthday is July 4th and I will accept any and all gifts and money! The Chamber Ambassadors will be celebrating a new business with a ribbon cutting at 17 S. Lafayette, this coming Friday! The business is called Upscale Consignments and Antiques, and will be managed by Mike and Jennifer Braden. Now that sounds like a fascinating mix, doesn’t it? I love having a consignment store in our town again! Congratulations to all the Adult Education Class graduates! We are exceptionally proud of you and all the hard work you put in to improve your education! Kudos to all of you and to the leaders and mentors who helped keep up your morale! ‘Chamber Business After Hours’ is up and ‘kickin’ again! Thursday, June 28, it will be held at the newfound Salvation Army at 130 Wilson Ave. from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Bring your business cards and schmooze and mingle! See you there! Light refreshments will be available! Let me hear from you! A ro u n d t o w n m a r t y @ aol.com or 780-4111.

Allen News By Gail Barden Lt. Col. Barry Presley spoke at Allen on Sunday in the absence of the pastor. He shared his experiences in the armed services and how God put him in the right places at the right time. He has an amazing story, and I enjoyed hearing him speak. He will also be at Allen on Wednesday evening and for the July 1 services. If you haven’t heard him speak, you are always welcome at Allen, and you will be delighted. Our mission team is presently in Tahlequah, Oklahoma working with the Cherokee Indians. This is such a worthwhile trip, as the Indians have so little and need so much help. I am looking forward to hearing all about it when they return. Lana Lewis entertained by the pool with a birthday cookout for Elizabeth Scott, Ginger Warren and Brenda Crutchfield, who all have birthdays in July. Those attending the party were Wanda Dew, Sandy Graves, Patsy Canady, Gail Carver, Peggy Harvey, Susie Campbell and Susan Miller. They all had a great time. Happy Birthday girls! Tony and Elizabeth Scott hosted a swimming party and cookout as a late Father’s Day celebration for Tony. All of the children and grandchildren were present for this fun event. I want to wish a special Happy Birthday to my daughter, Alicia, who

celebrates her birthday on June 26. I hope she has a great birthday and her day is as special as she is. Happy Birthday to Greg Rodgers, Carolyn Hicks, Heather Smith and Brian Byrd. On our prayer list are Mary Jo Frady, Carolyn Danley, Charley West, Ernest Lytle, Josephine Willis, Sonny & Sandy Bishop, Reid Hutcherson and Gary Koch.

Our Bible verses for this week are Galatians 5:22-23, which state, “ But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” If you have news or prayer requests, please contact me at gail. barden@gmail.com. Have a great week.


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By Denise Phillips “God doesn’t want a show, He wants sincerity!” Guest Speaker Johnny Johnson used that quote Sunday morning at Zion Baptist Church in his message, entitled “Are we making Jesus our Lord?” with focus on Luke 6:46-49. Whether your house (life) stands or falls, rests on Jesus being Lord of your life. Following the service Jimmy and I traveled to Whiteville to visit with his brother Edwin Phillips to wish him a happy birthday and then back to Hillville to visit with Sammy and Liz Taylor (Jimmy’s sister) where we enjoyed lunch, and to Billy and Linda Pittmans’s (another sister) where we enjoyed supper. However, with all the visits we didn’t get back in time for Zion’s sweet fellowship Sunday night. The focus was on praise and worship with lots of congregational singing and testimonies. HHS class of ’56 gathered at the Dairy Queen Tuesday for lunch. Alice Elrod (mama), Peggy Lewis, and Virginia Wolfe brought visitors with them making a total of nine. They had a great time of fellowship while enjoying homemade cookies that Georgie brought. Tuesday night we

visited with Jessie and NormaAustin (sister) and mama. I found out that their son Chris placed second in the Southwest Tennessee pole climbing competition recently. Congratulations to Chris and all the others from Brownsville in their endeavors. Also, congratulations to Morris Tritt who is officially certified by the National Cotton Ginners Association as a competent professional in the ginning industry. Way to go Morris. Deacon Wayne Tritt led the devotional Wednesday night for prayer meeting at Zion. His focus was “do not criticize others” taken from Matthew 7. Everyone needed these great thoughts for our mid-week service. Allen Outlaw reported ten attended the men’s community prayer breakfast with Brother Tim from Poplar Corner leading the devotion. If anyone would like to join this faithful group of men, they meet Thursday mornings at 6:00 in Zion’s family life center. Jimmy’s sister Linda Pittman came by Thursday while tending to business in Brownsville and we had lunch at the Burger Basket. Friday we traveled to Reelfoot to see

the latest developments and had lunch at the Dairy Queen. Saturday my brother, Tommy, and Judy Elrod came by and we traveled to Beech Lake in Lexington, to Reagan to visit with TJ their son’s home, to the Fish House in Perryville, and then to the Tennessee River to visit with our son Justin and Britany, but couldn’t find them. We ran into Don and Linda Harston while out and about. They were returning from an Army Reunion in Nashville. We returned home just in time to attend our son Jason’s softball game in Brownsville. They have only one more and then the tournaments. Please continue to pray for Pee Wee Phillips who suffered a dislocated shoulder during a game prior and had to be taken by ambulance to Haywood Park Hospital. Please, continue to pray for other sick folks as well as our military personnel and their families, the shut-ins, those who have lost loved ones, and the leaders of our country. Also, pray for Zion Baptist Church as we search for a pastor. Call me at 772-4257 or email me at phillipsd6@ k12tn.net if you have news. People want to know!

Crestview News Thank you volunteers for coming this week: Christ Temple ladies, CC Club, Beech Grove Church of Christ, United Pentecostal Church, Westside Church of Christ, Mrs. Mary Barkens, Brownsville Baptist Church WMU’s and Bingo ladies. WOW! What a wonderful time we had last Tuesday on our outing to Kentucky Fried Chicken. The food was delicious! Thank you to Jasmine and staff for the delicious food and for making our residents feel right at home. On Monday, we had a fun time making butter. It took about 20 minutes using whipping cream and small baby food jars. The residents shook, shook, and shook

until the whipping cream formed butter. It was delicious over hot biscuits. Yum! Yum! On Thursday, the residents enjoyed a Pancake Social. They all enjoyed hot off the griddle pancakes. They ate and ate until they just couldn’t eat anymore. Thank you to all of the staff for helping to make this an eventful afternoon. We try to do different events throughout the month that our residents enjoy and things that they suggest such as the outing that they go on and other socials. They choose where they go on a lunch outing each month and other activities they would enjoy. We welcome Mrs.

Felica McAfee to our facility and hope she enjoys her stay with us. Thank you to Danny Lovell for coming and making homemade ice cream for our residents. Delicious! Our monthly birthday party will be July 5 at 2 p.m. We wish the following residents a very Happy Birthday: Mrs. Lila Veach 7/1, Mr. Luther Booker 7/4, Mrs. Opal Brack 7/5, Mrs. Sybil Ledford 7/5, Mrs. Geneva Anderson 7/6, Mr. James Roland Cozard 7/23, Mr. Danny Cross 7/23 and Mrs. Opal Flagg 7/28 Thought for the week: God gave us two ears and one mouth. It stands to reason, then, that he wants us to listen twice as much as we talk.

The month of June is almost gone. How can that be? It seems like the year just flies by more quickly each and every year. Sigh. Well, with only a few more days left of June, then July must be close by. There are 2 days left in the Adult Summer Reading contest for June. Hurry and finish those books, return them, fill out a form and put it in the drawing box. We will pick a winner after close of business on June 30th. But don’t despair; we will have another Adult Summer Reading Contest in July. Speaking about July – All book logs for Dream Big – Read! and Own the Night Summer Reading Programs are to be completed and turned into the library by 5pm on July 5th to be eligible for prizes. No exceptions. Don’t forget – July 5th! We have only

a few weeks left for these great programs. We are working very hard on our final program on July 12th with a puppet show. Keep reading. Here is a calendar of events for July. Monday, July 2nd we have Toddler Time at 11 a.m. All toddlers and their caregivers are invited for stories, coloring/crafts, and a light snack. Please join us for Toddler Time at the Library. The Library will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Have a blessed day. Be safe if using fireworks. All book logs are due for Dream Big – Read! and Own the Night Summer Reading Programs on July 5th at 5pm. Toddler Time will be offered again on Monday, July 16th at 11 am. Toddlers + reading + coloring/crafts +

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Our thanks go out to all who have been praying for Lula’s daughter and grandchildren. Her daughter is still in the MED and will be there for a while. She has two broken legs and trauma to her face. The grandchildren are ok, some scratches and bruising, but ok. Lula’s daughter is in for a long recovery, so please continue to pray for the whole family. Lots of love sent your way Lula. Annie W. lost her grandmother this past week. She was called on by her Heavenly Father. Saturday they had a celebration of her life. Please keep Annie and her family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time. We love you, Annie. It looks so festive around our wonderful home at Sugar Creek. Jessie and Jennifer have done a fabulous job in decorating for the July 4th holiday coming up. We have lots of red, white and blue decorations everywhere. Our thanks go out to Andy Combs from the Presbyterian Church for bringing us some delicious corn and

snacks = FUN! Lunch & Learn for July will be on Wednesday, July 25th at noon in the Meeting Room. Our guest speaker is TBA. Stay tuned for details. We are working on finalizing our calendars for the fall. Due to repeated inquiries, we will have computer classes again starting sometime in August with sign-up beginning sometime in July. Please stay tuned for details. Space will be limited to 10 per class. Reservations will be required. These classes, like those we offered in the first part of the year, will be limited to basic skills on the programs/ applications that are available on the library computers, like Word, Publisher, Excel, e-mail, resumes, etc. Happy Summer Reading!

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Sandra Angotti for bringing some Bingo prizes for our residents. We do miss seeing her face out here regularly. It is getting close for our two new babies to arrive. Tamekia is due August 15th and Shawanda is due September 20th. Our residents are getting so excited to see both babies. They each have put their bids in on who gets to hold them first. These babies will be spoiled. S p e c i a l Congratulations to Emily Herron on graduating. I believe a little mama bird told me she received a very special award. Make sure to ask her what award she earned. Emily is working at Dr. Dowling and Dr. Woodard’s Clinic. A certain resident of ours who will remain nameless loves to call and talk with Emily. Diane had a special visitor this week, Sandra from our sister facility Someroak came. They enjoyed a lunch out. She hasn’t been over in a good while. Come back and visit again real soon. By the time you read this the Navy Band will have been here and

gone. We are hoping that the weather cooperated with us. Let us know on Facebook if you enjoyed the performance or not. Thanks Terry and all your helpers for frying up some fish. It is getting hot outside, so make sure you keep a check on your neighbors. Keep your animals hydrated and directly out of the sun. I saw a post the other day that said they are wearing fur and you are not; please keep your animals cool. We are still across from Best One Tire and down the street from everywhere else, so come on out and visit us. Our dietary staff will have a cold glass of sweet tea waiting on you. What are you waiting for? An invitation, then you’re invited, so come on out to Sugar Creek. You will not want to leave once you get here.

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NOTICE BY PUBLICATION TO:WILLIE MAE LEE and HERMAN TAYLOR, and their unknown and unborn heirs MARY ONELL CURRIE, and her unknown and unborn heirs WALTER WILLIAMS and MARY WILLIAMS; ANNIE MAE GREEN; O.D. JONES, and their unknown and unborn heirs WALTER PERRY AND BERDA PERRY, and their unknown and unborn heirs IDELLA CHURN ANDERSON, and her unknown and unborn heirs DOROTHY DANCY, and her unknown and unborn heirs SARAH YARBROUGH OWENS, and her unknown and unborn heirs CITIFINANCIAL, INC., its successors and assigns GERTRUDE OWEN, ZENAS READ, OPAL READ, JOHN L. READ and Opal Marshall, and their unknown and unborn heirs SHIRLEY ROGERS and SHERHONDA ROGERS GREEN, and their unknown and unborn heirs MUZETTE BOYLAND, and her unknown and unborn heirs BUCK HAYES, and his unknown and unborn heirs JEFFERY MITCHELL and YVETTE MITCHELL, and their unknown and unborn heirs FRANKIE LEE RAGLAND and BETTY JENE RAGLAND, and their unknown and unborn heirs BETTY J. RAGLAND, and her unknown and unborn heirs R. F. THURMOND, JR and MARY ELLA THURMOND and their unknown and unborn heirs LINDA MARIE BOND, and her unknown and unborn heirs TRAVIS BOND, and his unknown and unborn heirs LASHONDRA N. BOYD and TERRELLE L.WALKER, and their unknown and unborn heirs WOODROW EMERSON and OPAL EMERSON; KENNETH EMERSON and JONITA EMERSON, and their unknown and unborn heirs JOE BOURNE, and his unknown and unborn heirs ERNESTINE BYRD and ALBERT J. BYRD, and their unknown and unborn heirs GEORGE M. ERVIN and WILLIE SUE ERVIN, and their unknown and unborn heirs MALCOLM R. JACKSON, and his unknown and unborn heirs TIM JACKSON and WILLIE JOE JACKSON, and their unknown and unborn heirs GEORGE ALLEN KINNEY and WILLIE MAE KINNEY, and their unknown and unborn heirs ROBERT L. STEPHENS, and his unknown and unborn heirs W. C. WATRIDGE and VARA WATRIDGE, and their unknown and unborn heirs WILLIAM V. MADDOX, JR., and VANESSA MADDOX, and their unknown and unborn heirs NETTIE TURNER and PERCY JONES, and their unknown and unborn heirs IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AT BROWNSVILLE THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, in its own Behalf and for the use and benefit of Haywood County, Tennessee PLAINTIFF NO. 13613 VS. DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS DEFENDANTS In this cause it appearing to me from the complaint filed herein which is sworn to, that the defendants 1. Willie Mae Lee and Herman Taylor and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 075E; Group E; Parcel 022.00 2. Mary Onell Currie and her unknown and unborn heirs Map 075E; Group E; Parcel 016.00 3. Walter Williams and Mary Williams; Annie Mae Green; O. D. Jones and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 117, Parcel 011.01 4. Walter Perry and Berda Perry; Willie Ballard, and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 075K; Group C; Parcel 010.00 5. Idella Churn Anderson and her unknown and unborn heirs Map 066N; Group K; Parcel

019.00 6. Dorothy Dancy and her unknown and unborn heirs Map 139, Parcel 025.09 7. Sarah Yarbrough Owens; Earlie Mann and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 066N; Group A; Parcel 029.02 8. Citifinancial, Inc., its successors and assigns Map 102K; Control Map 102E; Group B; Parcel 022.00 9. Gertrude Owen; Zenas Read; John L. Read; Opal Read and Opal Marshall and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 060; Parcel 045.00 10. Shirley Rogers; Sherhonda Rogers Green and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 074P; Group B; Control Map 074O; Parcel 005.02 11. Muzette Boyland; Dorothy Dancy and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 139; Parcel 025.00 12. Buck Hayes and his unknown and unborn heirs Map 075M; Group C; Parcel 010.00 Map 075M; Group C; Parcel 010.01 13. Jeffery Mitchell and Yvette Mitchell and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 139, Parcel 028.00 14. Frankie Lee Ragland and Betty Jene Ragland and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 135, Parcel 021.01 15. Betty J. Ragland and her unknown and unborn heirs Map 135; Parcel 022.02 16. Rufus F. Thurmond, Jr. and Mary Ella Thurmond and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 12, Parcel 35.01 17. Linda Marie Bond, and her unknown and unborn heirs Map 072, Parcel 027.02 18. Travis Bond, and his unknown and unborn heirs Map 102, Parcel 008.00 19. Lashondra N. Boyd and Terrelle L. Walker and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 140, Parcel 025.00 20. Woodrow Emerson and Opal Emerson; Kenneth Emerson and Jonita Emerson and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 056, Parcel 016.00 21. Joe Bourne and his unknown and unborn heirs Map 075D; Group E; Parcel 021.01 22. Ernestine Byrd and Albert J. Byrd and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 075D; Group D; Parcel 003.00 23. George M. Ervin and Willie Sue Ervin and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 075D; Group E; Parcel 021.00 24. Malcolm R. Jackson and his unknown and unborn heirs Map 122, Parcel 003.01 25. Tim Jackson and Willie Joe Jackson and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 054, Parcel 039.03 26. George Allen Kinney and Willie Mae Kinney and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 086, Parcel 011.01 27. Robert L. Stephens and his unknown and unborn heirs Map 075K; Group B; Parcel 009.00 28. W. C. Watridge and Vara Watridge; Cheryl Brasfield and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 143, Parcel 001.00 29. William V. Maddox, Jr. and Vanessa Maddox and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 075D; Group E; Parcel 015.00 30. Nettie Turner and Percy Jones and their unknown and unborn heirs Map 134, Parcel 006.00 are non-residents of the State of Tennessee or their whereabouts are unknown so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon them, it is, therefore ordered by the Court that you serve within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Pat H. Mann, Jr., whose address is P. O. Box 156, Brownsville, TN 38012, an answer to this complaint which seeks a default judgment for delinquent taxes. IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, DEFAULT JUDGMENT WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF SOUGHT IN THE COMPLAINT ON JULY 26, 2012 IN THE HAYWOOD COUNTY CHANCERY COURT IN BROWNSVILLE, TENNESSEE. PAT H. MANN, JR. HAYWOOD COUNTY TAX ATTORNEY

Sarah Levy, Clerk & Master 731-772-0122 Publication Dates: 06-07-12, 06-14-12, 06-21-12 & 06-2812 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on July 12, 2012 at 10:00AM local time, at the front east door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Derek Coney and Shirley Coney, husband and wife, to First American Title Insurance Company, Trustee, on April 14, 2003 at Book TD253, Page 671; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Holder: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association The following real estate located in Haywood County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the Seventh (7th) Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin on the West margin of Key Corner Street (25 feet at right angles from centerline) at the Southeast corner of Lot 2, Hickory Hills Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 190, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee; thence with the West margin of Key Corner Street South 33 degrees 30 minutes East a distance of 280 feet to an iron pin at the Northeast corner of Green Acres Subdivision; thence North 89 degrees 17 minutes 32 seconds West a distance of 232 feet to an iron pin at the Southeast corner of Lot 7; thence with the East line of Lot 7 North 35 degrees 52 minutes 41 seconds West a distance of 170.43 feet to a pipe at the Southwest corner of Lot 2; thence with the South line of Lot 2 North 62 degrees 26 minutes 42 seconds East a distance of 200.01 feet to the point of beginning. Being Lot 1, Hickory Hills Subdivision, as aforesaid, as surveyed by David Hall Land Surveying Company, R.L.S. #943, on August 23, 1999. Street Address: 1010 Key Corner Street (Per Deed of Trust), 1010 Key Corner Street Extended (Per Assessor of Property), Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 Parcel Number: 066O-D016.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Derek E. Coney and wife, Shirley Coney, as tenants by the entirety Other interested parties: Discover Bank c/o Barry J. Gammons, Attorney and Target National Bank c/o Zwicker & Associates, P.C., Attorneys The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1010 Key Corner Street (Per Deed of Trust), 1010 Key Corner Street Extended (Per Assessor of Property), Brownsville, Tennessee 38012, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead 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. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an

attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 10-009933 Publications Dates: 06-21-12, 06-28-12 & 07-05-12 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Whereas, Joseph E. Christmas executed a Deed of Trust dated March 23, 2004 of record in Trust Deed Book 265, page 685, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee securing a promissory note in the original amount of $50,000.00 of even date, and Whereas, the undersigned was appointed Successor Trustee by Gift Gin Company, Inc. the legal owner of said note by appointment dated April 24, 2012, as recorded in Record Book 98, page 392, in the above mentioned Register’s Office, and Whereas, default has been made in payment of said indebtedness and other provisions of the Trust Deed have been violated and Gift Gin Company, Inc. has declared the entire amount due and payable as provided in said Trust Deed and instructed the undersigned to foreclose. Now therefore, the public is hereby notified that the undersigned will sell the hereinafter described real estate at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, which has been waived. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within a reasonable time to be announced at the sale, the next highest bidder will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is situated in the 5th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee and is identified as Parcel 23 on Tax Map 51 with mailing address of 8331 Poplar Corner Road, Bells, TN 38006. It is situated on both sides of Poplar Corner Road. The parcel contains approximately 27 acres as calculated by Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Division of Property assessments and it is adjacent to the Holly Grove Baptist Church lot and the Allen/Holly Grove Volunteer Fire Station. Reference is made to legal description in the aforementioned Trust Deed which is incorporated herein by reference. This property was formerly known as the O. C. Christmas Place. This sale will be held at the front and East door of the Haywood County Courthouse in Brownsville, Tennessee on July 12 at 1:00 p.m. Title to said property is believed to be good but the undersigned will sell as Successor Trustee only. The sale pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. Said sale maybe adjourned to another day and time without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above and any sale is subject to confirmation by the lender. Other interested parties: Haywood County Clerk & Master (real estate taxes), Internal Revenue Service. The Internal Revenue Service has filed a lien against this property in the original amount of $28,234.85 (see Record Book 88, page 468) and proper notice has been given as required by 26 U.S.C.-7425(b) and this sale is subject to the right of the U. S. A. to redeem this land as provided for in 26 U.S.C.-7425(d)(1). Witness my signature on this the 15th day of June 2012. Published: June 21, 2012, June 28, 2012, July 5, 2012 /s/ W. Jerry Flippin W. Jerry Flippin Successor Trustee P. O. Box 679 Milan, TN 38358 (731) 686-8355 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT BROWNSVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE PROBATE NO. P-1886 IN THE MATTER OF: ESTATE OF ROBERT ALVIE BOW-

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 ERS, DECEASED ROBIE N. GREEN-BOWERS AND GERKEY R. BOWERS, ADMINSTRATORS VS. ROBERT MACKLIN, ROBERT FIELDS, STEVEN L. GAITHER, VALERIE SMITH, AND THE UNKNOWN AND UNBORN HEIRS OF ROBERT ALVIE BOWERS, NOTICE BY PUBLICATION To the above styled Defendants and their unknown and unborn heirs of the Defendants and the unknown and unborn heirs of the deceased Robert Alvie Bowers. Please take notice to the above Defendants that a Petition to Declare the Legal Heirs of Robert Alvie Bowers has been filed in the above styled court on May 10, 2012. Personal service has been attempted upon all the named Defendants. Regarding all unborn or unnamed heirs of the deceased, and un-served Defendants be it known that Robert Alvie Bowers died on March 26, 2009, a resident and citizen of Haywood County, Tennessee. As to all un-served named defendants and as to all unknown or unborn heirs of Robert Alvie Bowers ordinary process of law cannot be served upon them. It is therefore ordered by this Honorable Court that you serve within thirty (30) days following the last publication of this notice an Answer and / or claim to this Complaint with the original being filed with Sarah Levy, Clerk and Master, Haywood County Justice Complex, 100 S. Dupree Avenue, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012, and a copy of the same served unto the Attorney for the Estate, David M. Livingston, whose mailing address is P. O. Box 447, Brownsville, Tennessee, 38012; or should you fail to do so, default judgement may be entered against you for the relief sought in the complaint on the 23rd day of August, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in the Chancery Court in Haywood County, Tennessee, located at 100 S. Dupree Avenue, Brownsville, Tennessee. David M. Livingston, BPR # 7055 Attorney for the Estate P. O. Box 447 100 S. Dupree Avenue Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 731-772-2851 Sarah Levy, Clerk & Master Haywood County Justice Complex 100 S. Dupree Avenue Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 731-772-0122 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 February 9, 2010 by Deborah C. Freeman and husband, Robert B. Freeman to David Prince, Trustee as same appears of record in the Office of the Register of Haywood County, Tennessee in Book 75, Page 634, the beneficiary being InSouth Bank. Subsequently STONE, HIGGS & DREXLER, P.C. was appointed successor trustee in Book 98, Page 69; 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, July 13, 2012 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 City of Brownsville, County of Haywood and State of Tennessee: Being approximately 2 acres of land and bounded on the South by Sugar Creek; on the West by Bullifin Street; on the North by the lands of Henry Rogers and Annie Green; and on the East by Lionell Bond. Being the same property con

veyed to Deborah C. Freeman and husband, Robert B. Freeman, as tenants by the entirety, their heirs and assigns, et al of 3/4th undivided interest recorded in Deed Book 173, Page 545 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee; and also et al of 1/4th undivided interest in Deed Book 174, Page 197 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Map No. 75E, Group D, Parcel 33 Property address: 316 S. Bond Avenue, Brownsville, Tennessee This sale is subject to 2010 and 2011 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 PUBLICATION: June 21, 28, July 5 \SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated AUGUST 14, 2006, executed by EUGENE HOUSTON AND ROSETTA HOUSTON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to CARTER, STANFILL & KIRK, Trustee, of record in RECORD BOOK 26, PAGE 702, for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FMF CAPITAL LLC, in the Register’s Office for HAYWOOD County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for HAYWOOD County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described; WHEREAS, the said Deed of Trust was last assigned to U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND; the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND, being the present owner/ holder or authorized agent, designee or servicer of the holder/ owner of said indebtedness, has requested foreclosure proceedings to be instituted; and as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012 AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON), AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE HAYWOOD COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN BROWNSVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in HAYWOOD County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF HAYWOOD, TENNESSEE: BEGINNING AT AN IRON STAKE IN THE EAST EDGE OF THE EXISTING CONCRETE CURB ON THE EAST SIDE OF SOUTH HATCHIE AVENUE IN THE TOWN OF BROWNSVILLE, TENNESSEE, AND BEING IN THE CENTER OF THE EXISTING CONCRETE DRIVEWAY LEADING TO THE RESIDENCE OF WALTER BRUMMETT, AND BEING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THIS NOW DESCRIBED LOT; RUNS THENCE WITH THE EDGE OF SAID CURB, NORTH 42 DEGREES WEST 80.0 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE IN THE SOUTH MARGIN OF A NEW STREET LEADING TO DAVID E. BURFORD’S WALNUT HILLE ACRES SUBDIVISION; THENCE WITH SAID NEW STREET, NORTH 73 DEGREES 45 MINUTES EAST 175.5 FEET TO A STAKE A CORNER OF A LOT NOW IN THE NAME OF WALTER BRUMMETT; THENCE WITH THE LINE OF BRUMMETT, SOUTH 14 DEGREES EAST 48 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE; THENCE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 45 MINUTES WEST 140.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO EUGENE HOUSTON,


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HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS, BY DEED DATED AUGUST 14, 2006 OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 26, PAGE 700, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 1124 HATCHIE AVENUE, BROWNSVILLE, TENNESSEE 38012. MAP 075M GROUP D PARCEL 001.00 THE SALE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF ANY TENANT(S) OR OTHER PARTIES OR ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PRIORITY OF ANY FIXTURE FILING. IF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY/ INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, OR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ARE LISTED AS INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE ADVERTISEMENT, THEN THE NOTICE OF THIS FORECLOSURE IS BEING GIVEN TO THEM, AND THE SALE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES RIGHT TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY, ALL AS REQUIRED BY 26 U.S.C. 7425 AND T.C.A. 67-1-1433. IF APPLICABLE, THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF T.C.A. 35-5-117 HAVE BEEN MET. 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. THE TRUSTEE/ SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND – CONSUMER FINANCE DIVISION; ROSETTA HOUSTON THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This day, June 11, 2012. This is improved property known as 1124 HATCHIE AVENUE, BROWNSVILLE, TENNESSEE 38012. J. PHILLIP JONES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 1800 HAYES STREET NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 254-4430 www.phillipjoneslaw.com F12-0633 Publication Dates: 06-21-12, 06-28-12 & 07-05-12 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated AUGUST 14, 2006, executed by EUGENE HOUSTON AND ROSETTA HOUSTON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to CARTER, STANFILL & KIRK, Trustee, of record in RECORD BOOK 26, PAGE 702, for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR FMF CAPITAL LLC, in the Register’s Office for HAYWOOD County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for HAYWOOD County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described; WHEREAS, the said Deed of Trust was last assigned to U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND; the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND, being the present owner/ holder or authorized agent, designee or servicer of the holder/ owner of said indebtedness, has requested foreclosure proceedings to be instituted; and as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012 AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON), AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE HAYWOOD

COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN BROWNSVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in HAYWOOD County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF HAYWOOD, TENNESSEE: BEGINNING AT AN IRON STAKE IN THE EAST EDGE OF THE EXISTING CONCRETE CURB ON THE EAST SIDE OF SOUTH HATCHIE AVENUE IN THE TOWN OF BROWNSVILLE, TENNESSEE, AND BEING IN THE CENTER OF THE EXISTING CONCRETE DRIVEWAY LEADING TO THE RESIDENCE OF WALTER BRUMMETT, AND BEING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THIS NOW DESCRIBED LOT; RUNS THENCE WITH THE EDGE OF SAID CURB, NORTH 42 DEGREES WEST 80.0 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE IN THE SOUTH MARGIN OF A NEW STREET LEADING TO DAVID E. BURFORD’S WALNUT HILLE ACRES SUBDIVISION; THENCE WITH SAID NEW STREET, NORTH 73 DEGREES 45 MINUTES EAST 175.5 FEET TO A STAKE A CORNER OF A LOT NOW IN THE NAME OF WALTER BRUMMETT; THENCE WITH THE LINE OF BRUMMETT, SOUTH 14 DEGREES EAST 48 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE; THENCE SOUTH 63 DEGREES 45 MINUTES WEST 140.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO EUGENE HOUSTON, HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS, BY DEED DATED AUGUST 14, 2006 OF RECORD IN RECORD BOOK 26, PAGE 700, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 1124 HATCHIE AVENUE, BROWNSVILLE, TENNESSEE 38012. MAP 075M GROUP D PARCEL 001.00 THE SALE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF ANY TENANT(S) OR OTHER PARTIES OR ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PRIORITY OF ANY FIXTURE FILING. IF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY/ INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, OR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ARE LISTED AS INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE ADVERTISEMENT, THEN THE

NOTICE OF THIS FORECLOSURE IS BEING GIVEN TO THEM, AND THE SALE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES RIGHT TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY, ALL AS REQUIRED BY 26 U.S.C. 7425 AND T.C.A. 67-1-1433. IF APPLICABLE, THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF T.C.A. 35-5117 HAVE BEEN MET. 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. THE TRUSTEE/ SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 BIDDER.OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND – CONSUMER FINANCE DIVISION; ROSETTA HOUSTON THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This day, June 11, 2012. This is improved property known as

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YARD SALE Church Wide Shop on the Lot: Saturday, June 30th, 6 a.m. until Noon at Faith Deliverance, 1193 Tamm Street; Items include: bedroom furniture, clothing, shoes, jewelry and much more. Huge Yard Sale: 433 Preston Place; Friday and Saturday; 7 a.m. until? Too much to mention; Dirt cheap prices. Questions call Tammy (731) 780-5859 Yard Sale: 1366 Watkins; Saturday, June 30; 7 a.m.; two almost new bicycles, men’s suits, ladies dresses, etc. Items priced to sell. For directions call (731) 7802197.

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Photo by Jeff Ireland Haywood County Darlings All-Star Camoni Turner slides into third base as Covington's Kinley Escue applies the tag during the Dixie Girl’s Softball District 1 Tournament Friday afternoon in Atoka. Turner was out on the play, but the Angels finished second and won the sportsmanship award.

Photo by Jeff Ireland Amber Pocock of the Haywood County Darlings All-Stars makes contact with a pitch during district tournament action Friday night in Atoka.

Haywood Ponytails, Angels finish second By Jeff Ireland jireland@statesgraphic.com More than 30 teams from five counties converged in Atoka over the weekend and earlier this week for the Dixie Girl’s Softball District 1 Tournament, and teams from Haywood County more

than held their own. Haywood all-star teams in the Ponytails (12 and under) and Angels (10 and under) divisions each finished second. The Ponytails lost to Atoka on Monday in the title game and the Angels fell to Dyers-

burg on Tuesday in the championship game. Each team finished just two wins away from a state tournament berth. “Haywood did an awesome job,” said Becky Fuqua, a district director for Tennessee Dixie Girl’s Softball who is from Haywood Coun-

ty. “You can quote me on that. I'm very proud. I hate that we didn't get any state tournament berths, but that's okay. Maybe next year.” Both teams brought home the sportsmanship award, as did the Haywood County Belles (14 and under).

Haywood County allstar teams in the Sweeties (6 and under) and Darlings (8 and under) also competed in the tournament, which began last Friday. Dyersburg took first place in five of the six age divisions. “I think how well

Haywood did speaks to what's to come,” said Fuqua. “These girls are going to do well as they move up. We should be even more competitive next year. I think eventually we will get a team to state.”

cial for youth football”. Brownsville will benefit economically from the league. West Tennessee Youth Football teams will flood the city for their Jamboree on August 25th. “You are talking about 3 teams

per area, for a total of 33 teams and parents, brothers, sisters, etc. Teams from Arkansas are already asking about hotels”, stated Clark. Sign-ups are happening each Saturday, from 9-12 at the stadium. Age

groups are 12 under, 10 under and 8 under. For more information contact Donez Richmond, 780-5628 or Terry Walker, 780-8473.

Youth Football Sign-Ups The sign-ups have began for youth football in Brownsville. Haywood Youth Sports will be participating in a new league this year, West Tennessee Youth Football League. The new league will consist of 11 teams from West Tennessee, Memphis and Arkansas. The cost

for this year has went down from last year according to Haywood Director, Donez Richmond. Young players from Haywood took part in a football camp conducted by one of the league member teams and New Orleans Saint player, Jabari Greer on Father’s Day Weekend.

Coach Terry (Smooth) Walker was instrumental in getting the group together and furnishing transportation to the camp. League President, Rodney Clark stated, “The league is off to a tremendous start with 11 teams, and the competition level is going to be something spe-

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