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Thursday, May 5, 2011

STATES-GRAPHIC 146th Year • No. 11

Haywood County, Tennessee

Two arrested on attempted homicide charges The Brownsville Police Department has charged two Brownsville men with homicide charges. Eddie Kinney, 21, was recently turned over to BPD authorities after serving time for drug related charges in Jackson. Kinney was initially arrested due to a shooting that took place on Cobb Circle last July. Kinney is being charged with attempted first-degree homicide and his bond is set at $500,000. In a separate case Trevor Jones, 20, was arrested recently by the BPD following a driveby shooting that took place on Ingram Street in Brownsville a few weeks ago authorities said.

Jones, who was found by patrol officers at a friend’s residence, is being charged with five counts of attempted first-degree murder, possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and two counts of vandalism over $500. His bond is set at $500,000. Jones isn’t the only suspect, however, that authorities are seeking in the shooting. Police are also looking for a Marques “Red” Owens, who is described to be a black male of dark complexion, six foot and weighing between 160-170 pounds. If anyone has information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 772-2274 or Lt. Shawn Williams at 772-1395.

Block Party held for Nola Walker Bond

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Haywood County earns its 3-Star By Calvin Carter Staff Writer With talk of projects in the works for Brownsville, Stanton and Haywood County, future development is definitely on the agenda. F o r t u n a t e l y, Brownsville, Stanton and Haywood County will perhaps have an easier time during the trek to community growth and development thanks to being awarded a ThreeStar Community again this year. This makes it the fourth time in row, and 16 times the community has been awarded from the state’s 30-year program. Although the process to becoming a Three-Star is led by the BrownsvilleHaywood County Chamber of Commerce, the effort is much more team based. “We all work on it together,” Chamber Executive Director Joe Ing, said about Haywood County’s involvement. “The chamber leads it but we definitely don’t do it by ourselves because it’s 10,000 questions that we have to get from everybody. We’ve held several meetings. Frankie is great…She always comes and hosts and run the meetings.” The process to becoming a Three Star doesn’t come lightly. There are a number of requirements a community has to have in order to be rewarded. For one, a community has to have a five-year strategic plan which

Frankie McCord (center), Tennessee Regional Economic Development Specialist Community Development Division, walks Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith and Brownsville City Mayor Jo Matherne through the final steps of the county becoming a Three-Star Community while Brownsville-Haywood County Chamber Of Commerce members look on in anticipation. would cover everything from development plans to implement more businesses to education. The community must establish their development priorities, prepare planed measures and timelines, and at least have a measure of their outcomes from their development plans. There are also basic programs and committees that have to be maintained including: an adult leadership program, health care committee, web site development, existing industry program and an education committee. While at a glance, there seems to be quite a few hoops to jump through, the benefits do make up for it.

For one Three-Star Communities are often rewarded with lower interest rates on certain loans and grant applications from the state instantly ask if the applying community is a Three-Star or not, Ing noted. Industries looking to build in communities also take notice of the special mark. “As Mayor [Franklin] Smith said at the county commissioner last year, it keeps us just separate from a lot of other communities,” Ing said. “It just makes us stand out cause everybody knows what that little Three-Star mean. And most importantly, industries do too when they look at us.”

Potential industries and businesses aren’t the only ones left impressed with Haywood County. Frankie McCord, Regional Economic D e v e l o p m e n t Specialist Community Development Division, has worked with Haywood County on the Three-Star process numerous times. “It is about working together, touching on everything that goes on in the community and being prepared for economic development and being able to better recruit and retain what you already have and grow the businesses that you already have here,” she said. “And they [Haywood County] just do a great job.”

Weather through the storm:

Church organization helps with storm recovery

By Calvin Carter Staff Writer “It only takes one life to make a difference,” Nola Walker Bond Scholarship Committee member Elma Rogers told the crowd. And perhaps there couldn’t have been any truer words spoken on the effect the late Nola

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Walker Bond had on the community or her peers. From educator, to restaurant owner, to community activist, Bond wore several hats during her life, taking on each challenge with a strong head. “‘A person able to or ready to face disgrace or pain,’ that is Webster’s definition of brave, and I think that fits Ms. Nola Walker Bond totally,” Sheriff Melvin Bond said as the event’s guest speaker. “She made strides and steps that others would probably contemplate and maybe take another direction. Ms. Nola Walker Bond has always welcomed a challenge and she didn’t run or delegate them to others. She faced them head on.” While last weekend’s event in the old Kroger parking lot served as the 13th annual of Ms. Bond’s fundraiser for her scholarship, it was a little different this year. The event was more of a sunny spring block party, with performances from the Haywood High School Gospel Choir directed by Rev. Ricky Reed and the Sunny See Bond Page A3

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Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief helps get rid of this uprooted tree thanks to their special chain saw team. Photo by Faye Porch By Calvin Carter Staff Writer Much like last year’s flood, the rash of violent storms that have hit Tennessee, as well as numerous other southern states were unexpected. The south has witnessed approximately 200 plus home destroying tornadoes and heavy rain that’s left many areas flooded. Recovery is clearly going to take effort and

time. Yet fortunately, it appears that there are many who are ready to answer the call. Many involved in the Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief and Haywood County Baptist Association could be found working in the Mercer road area of Haywood County last Thursday, April 28. The group spent much of the day, cutting and removing fallen trees, branches and random limbs uprooted and

strewn about thanks to the gushing winds. “Woodland has been doing this [being a part of the disaster relief teams] since 2006,” Woodland church member Faye Porch said. “It’s wonderful what they do. I’m just amazed.” The Tennessee Baptist Disaster Recovery Team has special Chainsaw and Forklift Operation teams, which is useful considering the fallen trees and major debris

they may have to encounter. And the organization is always looking for volunteers to help with everything from childcare to cooking. They can also provide training through special classes. If interested or in need of more information, contact the Haywood County Baptist Association at 772-4826 or contact the Tennessee Baptist Convention at (615)-373-2255.

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Haywood County Service Awards

Tennessee Department of Health Employee Jim Worrell (center) was recently honored for his 10 years of service. The award was presented by Marilyn Barnes (left) Regional Director for the Department of Health and Danna Taylor (right) Director of the Haywood County Health Department.

Haywood County says goodbye to Hardister

Finn promoted at INSOUTH Jo Anne Finn has been promoted to Vice President, Consumer Loan Officer at INSOUTH Bank, President and CEO David Prince announced today. Finn has been with INSOUTH since 1997; she was hired as a Loan Assistant and in 2003 was promoted to Loan Officer. Her office is located in the Bank’s Brownsville Main office at 111 S Washington St. She is a graduate of Elkins High School in Arkansas, The University of Arkansas, JSCC, ABA and the Southwest School of Consumer Lending – with honors. Jo Anne was the 2009-2010 Top PEP Banker for West Tennessee, a Graduate of Haywood County Leadership class of 2004 where she received the “Thinking Outside the Box” award. JoAnne is very involved in the community. Her involvements include; Chamber Board of Directors, Chamber Ambassador, Vision Haywood County Director, Adult

Jo Ann Finn Leadership committees, Tenth Review Club, Brownsville Business Association, Haywood County Reading Railroad Board and Brownsville

on the Move. Finn and her husband, John, have two children, Tara Joyner and Brooks Baucom. They attend Union Grove UMC.

Authorities warn of ATM Scams Local authorities are advising residents to be careful of a possible ATM scam, following information they received of an ATM attack that occurred recently in Memphis. Apparently during the attack, the vandals glued the “ENTER/ CLEAR/CANCEL” keys down. Customers would come along and swipe their card, put in their PIN and were then unable to complete the transaction due to the Enter Key being glued. Then, customers are unable to Cancel or Clear the transaction due to the glued keys. The Customer then leaves

and the vandals continue the transaction and make a withdrawal. This type of Attack has also been occurring in other areas as well.

Be aware of any glue residue on the keypad, and if the keys appear to be sticking, report it immediately to your bank.

Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith recognizes retiring Haywood County Clerk and Master Judy Hardister, pictured with her grandsons Preston and Landon. Photo By Calvin Carter By Calvin Carter Staff Writer Friends, family and coworkers gathered at the Haywood County Justice Complex to say goodbye to Haywood County Chancery Court Clerk and Master Judy Hardister. Hardister’s April 30 retirement was initially announced back in early February. She has served as Clerk and Master for 24 years but been involved with the Haywood County courthouse since 1977, when Judge Dixon Hood contacted her about working for him. While Hardister has enjoyed her time working for the Haywood County courts, she also remains ready to retire. Given the comments and praise she received

last week, it’s clear that the former Clerk and Master left quite the positive impact on many. “I can’t take the credit for Judy Hardister being the Clerk and Master of Haywood County,” Chancellor Ellis said. “That was one of the strongest decisions of my predecessor. But I can tell you that in the 19 years that I’ve been coming down here, it’s been a sheer joy. It’s been a sheer job because of the Clerk and Master of Haywood County. She embraces my judicial philosophies. She has a deep respect for the laws of Tennessee. And more importantly, she has a deep love bond for Haywood County. I would just like to say ‘Judy, well done.’” Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith, who awarded Hardister

with a plaque and gift certificate on behalf of the county, expressed similar praises, while also adding how much he hates to see her go. “I hate to see you go but I’m jealous of you that you get to retire,” he said. “I’m looking forward to one of these days being able to do that too.” And as for the lady being honored, Hardister had nothing but thanks to offer to the crowd gathered. “I just want to thanks everyone so much,” she said. “I appreciate everyone coming and it’s been a joy working with the county since ‘77. And I have made so many friends and everybody has been so nice. I just appreciate everybody.”

Bond Continued From A1 Hill Elementary School Choir directed by Aretha Turner. Albert Harris served as M.C. for the event, who later gave a retrospective look at the accomplishments and jobs of Bond. And to help raise funds, attendees could also treat themselves to some tasty barbeque. The scholarship has also gone through a change. Two hard working students hoping to achieve their dream of going to college will receive $700 each instead of $500. But one thing that did not change was the opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of the late Nola Walker

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Bond. “She was born in a state and times when acquiring an education was a major task,” Nola Walker Bond Scholarship Committee Member Diane Reid said. “I remember her telling me that her father would walk her to school ten miles to and from school each day, in the cold and in the heat. Why? Because she dreamed of fulfilling her life long dream of being a schoolteacher. Education always played an important role in her life.” Reid also touched on Bond’s drive to always help others. “She helped numerous family members to achieve a quality education, and it didn’t

stop there,” she continued. “For she went on to help benefit the community by helping countless others to find ways and means of getting a college education. God endowed her with wisdom and understanding and she used it toward all she knew by telling them ‘Yes! You can!’” Adding to the effect of Bond’s involvement in the community, the Sheriff touched briefly on her determined nature. “She was a pillar of our community,” the sheriff said. “She was an extraordinary woman. Ms. Nola Walker Bond has a dream and she everything to make that dream into a reality.”

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Mickey Utley to perform “On the Porch” After two months performing on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship “Voyager of the Sea,” Brownsville’s own Mickey Utley will return to his hometown Sunday, May 22, to perform on the porch of the Sleepy John Estes home at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center. The concert is free to the public and will begin at 3:30 p.m. Utley is set to release a new single this summer titled “I’m Feelin’ You.” His last single “Cry Like Memphis” is getting worldwide play and has made it on to the Music Row Charts. “I’m looking forward to coming back home to play,” says Utley of his upcoming concert. “There’s nothing like coming home to perform where it all started.” Called a soul-billy rocker, Utley says playing music is second nature to him. He also spends time writing and perfecting his rock-n-roll infused

Hopson to sign new book at Delta Heritage Center Roger A. Hopson & Cynthis Bond Hopson

Mickey Utley country sound. The May 22 concert is part of the 2011 Summer Concert Series “Concert on the Porch.” Utley’s CDs will be available for sale and he will also be signing autographs and posing for photos immediately following the concert. To learn more about Mickey Utley, visit www. The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is

a tourism information center with three regional museums located at Exit 56, behind McDonald’s, in Brownsville. The “Concert on the Porch” series is presented once a month May through September and features performances by local and area artists. To learn more about the Center and for a complete schedule of concerts, visit the website at www.

Mayors sign in proclamation for WRAP April served as Sexual Assault Awareness month and Brownsville City Mayor Jo Matherne and Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith signed in a proclamation along with WRAP Haywood County Court Advocate LaWanda Parsons, for Haywood County

and Brownsville to raise awareness last month in the county mayor’s office. If you would like any more information on WRAP, please call 731668-0411, or for the Haywood County branch call772-2291. You can also visit

The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center will host authors and book signing for I Do… Every Day, Words of Wisdom for Newlyweds and Not so Newlyweds, Saturday May 14, from 2 - 4 p.m. I Do…Every Day, Words of Wisdom for Newlyweds and Not so Newlyweds, is the newest book of devotions from Haywood County native Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson. This time she has teamed up with her husband, Roger, and they’re on a mission to help newlyweds and couples revitalize marriage as the treasure God intended. In the 31 reflections released May 1 from Abingdon Press, the Hopsons offer straight talk, ask tough questions that may cause a little blushing (don’t worry, nothing X-rated), and tell stories that will touch readers where they live, inspiring them to be equal partners, friends and lovers. It is for anyone who has ever said “I do,” “I will,” or “I messed up” and even those who are getting ready to walk down the aisle. This is Hopson’s fifth book and it joins her popular titles, Wiggle Tales, a collection of her columns from the Brownsville States Graphic, an account of media coverage of voter

registration in Haywood County, Times of Challenge and Controversy, and her two books of devotions for women, Bad Hair Days, Rainy Days and Mondays, and Too Many Irons in the Fire and They’re All Smoking! Hopson is the daughter of Mrs. Alvis M. Bond of Stanton and the late John A. Bond Jr., Emma and Carey Bowles. She is assistant general secretary for the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Black College

Fund. This is her first writing venture with her husband, a United Methodist minister who serves as executive assistant to the Nashville Area bishop. They live in Lebanon. The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is a tourist information center and three regional museums located at Interstate 40 and Exit 56, behind McDonald’s, in Brownsville. For more information, call 731-7799000, or visit website: www.westtnheritage. com.



On the Agenda

Conversations at High Noon

Brownsville City Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month – 5:30 p.m.

Conversations at High Noon presented by the Dunbar Carver Museum, Wednesday, May 11, from noon until 1 p.m. The museum is located at 709 East Jefferson Street in Brownsville. The subject of this Wednesday’s Conversation will be “The Cradle to the Grave Funeral Programs Project,” presented by Haywood County native Dr. Cynthia Bond-Hopson. Dr. Hopson has written several positive and inspiring books about Haywood County, in addition to her book, “Go Tell Michelle” – a collection of 100 letters from African American women around the country to First Lady Michelle Obama. Bring your lunch, drinks will be served. Also visit

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

Southwest HRA commodities Southwest HRA will be distributing commodities on Thursday, May 5, from 8 a.m. ñ 12 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. There will also be a commodity distribution at the Douglas Community Center. You must have your commodity sheet at time of pick up. No commodity sheets will be issued on the day of distribution.

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Retail Focus Group Meeting We would like to invite you to attend a Retail Focus Group meeting on Wednesday, May 11, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will be hosted by Steve Redding, Director of Regional Economic Development at the University of Memphis and Bob Barber, Director of Planning in Hernando, Miss. Contact Richard Carraway at the Chamber of Commerce at 731-676-7803 or Allison Eddins at the University of Memphis at 901-568-0315 if you have any questions.

Habitat for Humanity Bake Sale Habitat for Humanity will be holding a Mother’s Day Bake Sale in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. until noon. Cookies, cakes and pies will be available. Proceeds will benefit Habitat.

Disaster Relief Fundraiser

A Disaster Relief Fundraiser, fish fry and auction will be held on Saturday, May 7, at 6 p.m. at Woodland Baptist Church located at 885 Woodland Church Rd. in Brownsville. Hot dogs will be provided for the children. Donations are accepted and appreciated!

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Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, I am writing to urge local citizens to support the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. This bipartisan bill would create a government-wide statutory prohibition on abortion funding, including problematic provisions in the health care bill. “According to the Government Accountability Office, abortion providers have received over a billion dollars in the past seven years alone...” This bill will get taxpayers put out of the abortion business. I should not have to be complicit in the destruction of human life when I pay my taxes, and neither should you. Voters sent a strong message to Washington in the last year’s election to end wasteful spending. During this time of fiscal crisis in our country, Washington should not be spending our tax dollars on abortion. I encourage other voters to make their voices heard on this important issue. It is time for Congress to do what’s responsible and right b passing the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Clayburn Peeples

Maybe Not So Smart After All Do you have a smartphone yet? Or are you one of those people who don’t even know what one is? They are basically cell phones with computing ability built into them that enable (some would say compel) users to interact with all sorts of information providers and gatherers to enable users to do all sorts of things. More than 45 million Americans had smartphones as of last year, and sales continue to rise at such a pace that some industry analysts predict that some time this year they will outnumber ordinary cell phones. By the end of next year, they, and similar devices such as the iPad, are predicted to overtake the personal computer market. If you have one, you know that various software applications (apps) are available for downloading all sorts of programs and features that have all sorts of really cool capabilities. Typical users download applications that provide them with everything from weather reports to Starbucks locations. Because they have GPS sensors built into them, they can tell you where you are (if you happen to be lost) and how to get to just about any place on earth. Sounds great, right? Well, yes and no. I was walking into a store the other night and couldn’t help but overhear a woman walking in at the same time who was talking on her new smartphone, telling someone about it. “Oh, and I got that app that tells you where every member of your family is, all the time,” she said. She meant, of course, everybody who also had a smartphone whose number had been programed into her app, but I knew what she meant, and I can see how a parent of a teenager would think that would be a pretty good thing. There’s another app

that will text or call you if a tornado watch or warning is in effect in the area where you are with your phone, no matter where you happen to be, anywhere in the country. If you need to know where the nearest hospital is, there’s an app that will tell you where and show you how to get there. Want to know where the cheapest gas in town is? There’s an app. Is that great, or what? But wait. All this convenience comes with a price. If they can tell you how to get somewhere, that means they know where you are — all the time, every minute of the day, every day of the year. And not only that, they keep records of your whereabouts for several months, some companies even years, and people who know what they are doing can find out all sorts of things about you from those records. Let’s say you’re supposed to be working in Jackson. You get through early, so you go to Starbucks and loaf away an hour before going back to the office. What the boss doesn’t know won’t hurt him, right? But what if he had access to a program that would catalog your comings and goings, to the minute. What would you say when he advised you that he knew you had left your meeting two hours ago? Or what would you say if you had told your wife you were working late and she asked you what kind of work you were doing at the Loafers’ Lounge from 5:17 to 6:48? The technology is already available to provide such information, and in some cases, it is already being used. Police, for example, are using smartphone records in crime investigations. Say a defendant says he was in Brownsville at the time of a burglary in Trenton. He even has alibi witnesses, but his smartphone says he was



at the very address of the burglary, at exactly the time of the break in. And not just the police. Creditors, jealous spouses or lovers, the federal government, advertisers — there’s no end to the number of people who would love to have access to the minute details of your comings and goings. People who really know what they are doing, and they are out there, can not only tell where you were last Thursday night, they can say whom you were with, assuming your companions had smartphones too. They even know what stores you shopped in and how long you stayed in each one. And in the wrong hands, access to this sort of personal information can lead to serious problems. There have already been cases where stalkers have used the GPS systems on women’s phones to track them down and harm them. And if you have Internet capability on your phone, you need to know that your travels through cyberspace are being monitored just as closely. Information about you, and your online activities, is being collected every time you go to a web site, make a purchase or “chat” with someone. And increasingly, this data is being used to compile a database on you that can be bought and sold for all sorts of purposes, political, economic or otherwise. Ever notice that some popup ads on your computer seem to have been tailored just for you? They were. None of which may bother you at all. You may not care if the whole world knows where you’ve been, where you are going or where you are right now. And if so, that’s good, because increasingly, anyone in the world can find out.

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A crazy set of weeks First thing’s first. Before my confusing and twisted musings go down their usual path, let me begin by saying that if you see a fire fighter, ambulance worker, or rescue squad member, shake their hand and tell them how much you appreciate them. Even if you didn’t require saving of any kind from them due to this recent patch of storms, you should at least take the time to say thanks. Heck. For most of them, you should go buy them a steak and a beer. These men and women put themselves at risk, some of which are merely volunteers mind you. And while the constant flow of rain, severe winds and area flooding

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haven’t made anyone’s lives easier, at least you haven’t had to find yourself constantly out in the weather, making sure people are safe. And while we’re on the subject of deserved thanks, let’s say that the same extension of thanks applies to the Brownsville Police and Haywood County Sheriff’s Department. And, much like Mario and magic teleporting flute, we’re going to warp zone onto another subject hot on the minds of nearly everyone. By now, you’ve probably heard that terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden is finally dead. It was surprising perhaps not because his death would never occur, but more so because maybe most of us had figured that after all the years of hiding, his death wouldn’t come on U.S. terms. Yet happen it did. Where were you when it was first announced? My TV was on only because constant nervous checks on what further fury the weather would produce. Then the meteorologist ceased his talk of the next day forecast to announce a special upcoming message from the president. Maybe he would talk about the storm damage in the south and bring promise of recovery efforts on the federal level. That guess was quickly erased after the meteorologist mentioned something about National Security. And 30 minutes prior to the president’s speech, the news broke online about Bin Laden, which was kind of funny to me. There are no secrets or surprises in media in the information age. Well at least not for long.

It’s already apparent that the death of Bin Laden brings about many different thoughts and feelings among people. Still, my office manager threw out the concept of closure of the victims of 9/11 and our men and women in the military. I agree. Yet I also think that extends to anyone in the U.S. In some way or sense, it feels like something has finally come to an end. This of course doesn’t mean that it’s just another simple ending of the “good guys win over the bad guys.” From the get go, this dogged pursuit of Bin Laden has served as a complex beast rife with moral based arguments, questioned agendas or motives, and shifting pros and cons. The screening and requirements at airports will still continue I think, if only because I get the sense that the U.S.— federal level anyway— refuses to become lax in this area because they feel the risk would be too great. It’s almost like that concept of the kid who ruined any chance of us being allowed to chew gum in class because everyone remembers when he got it stuck in Becky’s hair, and the principal had to shave it all off. And that avalanched into this huge fall of angry parents, nosy media and questions of faculty rights versus students all over a stick of gum. But maybe I’m wrong. Perhaps the country will “relax.” Yet I also wonder if anyone is examining how Al Qaida perceives his death. Is it perceived as more of low crippling blow to morale? Or have they merely placed him on the pedestal of martyrdom?

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Heath - Marlar

Holly Leigh-Ann Heath of Paris and Justin Lee Marlar of Memphis announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The private beach ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m., June 4, in Destin, Fla. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tommy Heath of Paris, Chris

Townsend of Paris, and the late Kathy Townsend. A 2002 graduate of Henry County High School, she received a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2006 from Rhodes College in Memphis. While at Rhodes, she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. She then went on to receive a master’s degree

in surgical physician assistant studies from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is employed by TriCounty Family Medicine and Urgent Care in Paris as a Certified Physician Assistant. The groom-elect is the son of Ken and Kim Marlar and Michael and Tina Crabb all of Brownsville. A 2002 graduate of Haywood High School, he received his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and biochemistry from Rhodes College in 2006. While at Rhodes, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He graduates this month from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis with his doctorate in medicine. He has accepted a position at the University of TN Family Medicine Residency in Jackson.

Millspaugh of Jackson. Jason is the grandson of Ms. Shirley Fouser of Jackson, and Ms. Martha Jones of Henderson. The bride-elect is a graduate of Haywood High School. She received

her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from The University of Tennessee at Martin. She is currently employed as a second grade teacher for Haywood County Schools. The prospective groom is a graduate of Jackson Central-Merry High School and he attended Middle Tennessee State University. Jason is currently employed as the general manager of Fastenal Company in Brownsville. A private ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21, at the home of Dr. Jack and Mrs. Glenda Pettigrew. A reception will follow at 7 p.m. All friends and family are invited to attend the reception at the Pettigrew home.

David Craig Chapter meets at Southwest Tennessee Building The David Craig Chapter of DAR met April 24, at the Southwest Tennessee Building. Hostesses were Ann Pettigrew and Nancy Necaise. Regent Martha Hooper opened the meeting with the Ritual. Eleanor Rooks gave the National Defense Report. Band Leader Glen Miller was approved by the Air Force to play for the World War II to keep their morale built up. Bobby Simmons gave the President’s General Report. She stated that the grave marker for James Currie is official. It has been registered. It was sponsored by the Haywood County Historical Society. The funds were donated by family, friends and DAR. The ROTC Medal was given to Alexis Peeples. Wayma Richards stated that we have three new members-- Leslie Stoots, Carmen Lewis, and Laura Hooper. Papers are ready for Louvenia Skinner’s granddaughter. Becky Thornton

and Aileen Smith gave an interesting and informative program about their Revolutionary War ancestor – David Merriweather. Becky Thornton introduced Dr. and Mrs. John

Merriweather of Jackson. Dr. Merriweather is also the descendant of David Merriweather. The meeting was closed with the reading of the Preamble to the Constitution.

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How will the high cotton prices affect clothing cost? By Walter Battle As an agriculture economics instructor, I get asked the question, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How will the high cotton prices affect clothing cost?â&#x20AC;? In my class, my students get assignments to track cotton from field to bale and from bale to clothing (and other products). To answer the question before us, however, I found a great piece of information in the April Cotton IncorporatedŠ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cotton Leaderâ&#x20AC;? newsletter. The article revealed that since 1995 apparel retail prices declined 12 percent while food, medical services, and energy costs increased. In the time period between August 2010 through March 2011, cotton prices increased 150 percent. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take a genius to see that obviously if cotton prices are that high, then apparel will rise. The question is how much of a rise? â&#x20AC;&#x153;While many factors throughout the cotton supply chain influence the final cost of clothing, we looked at the cost of apparel based on the increased price of raw cotton alone,â&#x20AC;? explains Jon Devine, Manager, Economics & Analysis for Cotton Incorporated. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assume an average increase of $1.25/lb for raw cotton. To calculate a theoretical â&#x20AC;&#x153;passthroughâ&#x20AC;? of increased cotton prices, multiply the $1.25/lb increase

in raw cotton times the amount of cotton needed to produce a given apparel item. For example, the average T-shirt represents 0.41 lbs of cotton and a pair of denim jeans represents 1.92 lbs. This suggests an increase of $0.53 for a t-shirt and $2.42 for a pair of denim jeans. To gauge consumer reaction, Melissa Bastos, Manager, Market Research, Cotton Incorporated, created a series of special questions in Cotton Incorporatedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lifestyle Monitor survey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The interesting part of this research is what we found after talking with consumers about the rising cost of raw cotton and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;pass-throughâ&#x20AC;? cost from retailers/



manufacturers,â&#x20AC;? said Bastos. The theoretical increases in the apparel items above suggest consumers could be asked to pay $10.09 for a T-shirt (up from $9.56) and $29.77 for a pair of denim jeans (up from $27.35). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Consumers showed preference for cotton fiber, stating they would be willing to pay up to $11.98 for a T-shirt and up to $32.78 for a pair of jeans,â&#x20AC;? explained Bastos. Consumers associate cotton with quality and more than half of those polled would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;botheredâ&#x20AC;? if brands and retailers substituted synthetic fibers for cotton.

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Obituaries Mr. William Walter Cox Jr. Date of Death - May 2, 2011 Mr. William Walter Cox Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 2, 2011, at the age of 76. Bill “Noonie” Cox was a proud member of the Haywood County community and great supporter of Haywood County schools and Tomcat football. As a graduate of Haywood High School, he was a “triple threat” in sports, gaining accolades in football, basketball, and baseball. He was also named “Mr. HHS” his senior year in 1953. Bill graduated from University of Tennessee at Martin and George Peabody at Vanderbilt. He recieved his Masters from Memphis State University. Mr. Cox taught in Haywood County, coached basketball, track, football and baseball. He was principal at Haywood Elementary School, Superintendent of the Brownsville City Schools for four years, the Assistant Superintendent for the county school for four years, and went on to be Superintendent of the consolidated Haywood County Schools for 22 years for a total of 36 years of service to the children of Haywood County. He attended Brownsville Baptist Church all his life and became a member in 1945. Bill served in the church in many capacities including Chairman of the Deacons, Church Clerk, and various committees. He served his community through the

local Mental Health Board, Public Health Board, State Advisory Committee to the Commissioner of Education, and Chairman of Haywood Park Hospital Board. Funeral services, under the direction of Lea and Simmons Funeral Home were conducted May 4, 2011, in the Brownsville Baptist Church. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Cox was preceded in death by his parents: William Walter Cox Sr. and Mary Louise Binford Cox. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of nearly 56 years, Melba Elizabeth Acuff Cox; two sons: William Walter Cox III (Teresia) and Melvin Acuff Cox (Roniann) all of Brownsville; two sisters: Bettie Binford Richards, Bartlett and Mary Lou Cain, Jackson; six grandchildren: William Walter Cox IV (Rebekah), Katherine Cox Lawrence (Sam), Miller Downing Cox, Rebekah Ann Cox, Abigail Austin Cox, Jennie Downing Cox and one great-grandchild: Samuel Brooks Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: The Gideons International, P.O. Box 544, Brownsville, TN 38012. Brownsville States Graphic

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Biblical history records cities of refuge that were set up to protect certain people from harm when they had committed manslaughter unawares and unwittingly that led to the death of someone. Sometimes we may walk about with sorrow and a heavy heart and no one knows. It is like we have built a place of refuge for our pain, protecting our hurt, because if someone found out, something uncomfortable might happen, like the feelings involved with our loss. It may be that someone is carrying the pain of being bullied or of living through a divorce or maybe some secret that they feel cannot in any way share without increasing their own sorrow dramatically. There is hope, but we will need to be prepared to make some courageous choices that will change our current condition of sorrow toward healing and growth. It may be that we are holding on to and hiding our hurt because the contrast is more than we believe we can bear. We need a release from our pain but we do not know how to accomplish this or the alternative is not an agreeable decision we are willing to commit. Ideally, we need to identify someone with whom we may confide. It is important and helpful to share our burdens as well as our joys with others. Begin by identifying your particular struggle in specific detail and where or how your pain began. Ask yourself if you are able to resolve your struggle alone or if you are willing to live with life the way it is now. Are you able or willing to change your circumstances? Finally, decide what you would like to see change and be as detailed as you possibly can. Examine each of the options available to you with their consequences. Choose the option you may best live with. Now decide what small individual steps forward you can make. Through it all, lean on Jehovah. This is Sunrise.

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Mrs. Hayden Lanier Thornton Date of Death - April 30, 2011 Mrs. Hayden Lanier Thornton, age 85, passed away at Crestview Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Brownsville Saturday, April 30, 2011. Hayden was the daughter of Maude and William Lanier of Alabama. She was the devoted wife of Harbert Thornton Jr. for 65 years and accompanied her husband in the building and operation of the MidSouth Livestock Center in Brownsville. She and Harbert were coordinators and speakers for the Methodist Lay Witness Program throughout many states. For many years they volunteered as American hosts to students from other countries attending Lambuth College. They also served as travel companions for local church youth groups to places across the Southeast. Throughout her life, she served and supported the local churches of Haywood County, including the women’s ministries of First United Methodist Church, Tabernacle United Methodist Church, and Christ Church of Brownsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harbert Taylor Thornton

Jr; her parents: Walter “Bill” Lanier and Maude Mullins Lanier; and her son-in-law: Tommy McWilliams. She is survived by two daughters: Dale McWilliams of Brownsville and Ree Moses of Oxford, Miss.; one son: Taylor Thornton III of Nashville; five grandchildren and seven g re a t - g r a n d c h i l d re n . She also leaves a half brother: Bill Lanier of Panama City, Fla. Visitation for Mrs. Thornton will be Friday, May 6, 2011, from 5-7 p.m. at Lea & Simmons Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Brownsville, with burial to follow in Tabernacle Cemetery. The family has requested memorials be made to Tabernacle Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Betsy Thornton, 57 Old Hwy. 19, Brownsville, TN 38012; or to First United Methodist Church, 117 East Franklin, Brownsville, TN 38012; or to Christ Church Youth Fund, c/o Annette Phillips, P.O. Box 1522, Brownsville, TN 38012; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Ms. Martha “Jean” Chandler LaFrain Date of Death - April 28, 2011 Ms. Martha “ Jean” Chandler LaFrain, age 66, passed away at her residence in Bartlett, Thursday, April 28, 2011. Graveside funeral services, under the direction of Lea and Simmons Funeral Home, were held Monday, May 2, 2011, in Brownsville Memorial Gardens. Ms. LaFrain was preceded in death by her parents: Billy and Ladonia Williams Chandler. She is survived by two sons: Dylan LaFrain (Roselyn) Stanton; Chandler LaFrain (Jo) Bells; her sister: Helen Lemmons, Bartlett; three grandchildren: Kalyan,

James and Harlea LaFrain. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Church News

Brownsville States Graphic (Brownsville, Tenn.) May 5, 2011

Springhill Baptist Church Homecoming Announcement Tabernacle CME church announcement Mrs. Dorothy Bond, Principal of Haywood High School, will be speaking for Mother’s Day at Tabernacle CME Church on May 8 at 11 a.m.

Annual Clay Evans Day Clay Evans Scholarship Fund, Inc. of Brownsville will be having its Annual Clay Evans Day at Woodlawn Missionary Church located on Hwy 19 W. (Ripley Hwy) in Brownsville. Rev. Rickey Reed will be the Host Pastor. It will be held Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Brownsville Native and Stellar Award Recording Artist Rev. Clay Evans of Chicago, Ill. Musical guests will be the Good Hope Baptist Church Youth Choir and the Haywood High School Gospel Choir.

Disaster Relief Fundraiser A Disaster Relief Fundraiser, fish fry, and auction will be held on Saturday, May 7, at 6 p.m. at Woodland Baptist Church located at 885 Woodland Church Rd. in Brownsville. Hot dogs will be provided for the children. Donations are accepted and appreciated!

Holly Grove Church News Holly Grove Baptist Church, at 8488 Poplar Corner Rd. in Bells, will be in Revival May 15-18. Evangelist Jim McNiel, the walking Bible, will be the speaker. Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m. May 15, with worship at 11 a.m. Sunday morning at 11 a.m. is Senior Adult recognition, Sunday evening at 6 p.m. is Youth night, Monday evening at 7 p.m. is Western Night (bring your in-laws and out-laws), Tuesday evening at 5:30 is Neighbor Night (with outdoor meal and service) and Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. is Children’s night. Transportation will be available.

Springhill Baptist Church will observe its 139th Annual Homecoming Services Sunday, May 15. The afternoon speaker will be Rev. William Jarrett, along with St. Mark Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to come and share with us on this occasion. The church is located on Highway 19 West. The Pastor is Minister Ollie Joe Allen.

London Branch M.B. Church Announcement Pastor Julius Harden and London Branch M.B. Church will be having their Annual Mother’s Day Program, Sunday, May 8. The 11 a.m. service’s speaker will be Sister Martha Chatman.

Midway Baptist Announcement We have exciting plans for the month of May at Midway Baptist Church. Revival is each Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Bro. Jack Moore is preaching on May 18, and Bro. Will Barnes will be preaching on May 11 and 25. There will be special music each night; the church is located four miles north of Whiteville on Hwy 179. Everyone is invited to come and worship with us.

National day of prayer The 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday, May 5. Haywood County residences can participate in this year’s event on the Haywood County Courthouse lawn. The prayer observance will begin at 12:05 p.m. and conclude at 12:35 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and pray for the needs and leaders of our nation. This year’s theme is “A Mighty Fortress is our God!” This event is sponsored by the Brownsville/Haywood Ministerial Alliance.

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Sunny Hill School holds Book Jam on March 18

Seventeen cadets receive National Awards

On Friday, March 18, while Sunny Hill was enjoying its Spring Book Jam, 21 students were rewarded for their hard work with the school’s fundraiser that took place in the fall. They were treated to a limousine ride around town and lunch at McDonald’s.

Also at the annual awards ceremony, 17 HHS JROTC cadets received National Awards. Those receiving these awards were Air Force Association Award, Denesha Jones; Daedalian Award, Whitney Lewis; American Legion Scholastic, Marteshia Goodman; American Legion Military Excellence, Brittney Kinnon; Daughters of American Revolution, Alexis Peeples; American Veterans, Paul Anthony; Reserve Officer Association, Ciera Woods; Military Order of World Wars, Ricarnicea Johnson; Military Officers Association, Jasmine Maclin; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Chionte McGhee; National Sojourners Award, Chris Parker; Sons of American Revolution, Octavious Lanier; Scottish Rite Southern, Kierra White; Military Order of Purple Heart, Rashad Mann; Air Force Sergeants Award, Katie Lacewell; and Tuskegee Airmen, Lamarcus Williams and Dontai Anderson. Instructors for the program are Lt. Col. Stark Davis, Major Delois Dailey and MSgt. John Parker.

HHS JROTC cadets receive awards

Four Outstanding Cadets named

Haywood High School JROTC cadets and their families and guests gathered Thursday night, April 21, in the school cafeteria to celebrate the school year’s activities and to participate in the awards ceremony. Among those recognized were the unit’s seniors: (from left, front row, kneeling) Brittany Kinnon, Jasmime Wilson, Monique Adams, Iesha Mitchell, Megan Cooper and Jeremiah Johnson; (second row) Marteshia Goodman, Briana Nelson, Dominique Logan, Jordan Robinson, Byrona Lewis, Briandra Taylor, Ieshia McClellan and Rodney Brown; and (back row) Jonathan Seaberry, Mark Michael, Laura Reams, Ebony Allen, Bethany Hall, and Joe Staggs.

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Four HHS JROTC cadets received recognition as Outstanding Cadets for their class. They are (from left) Joe Staggs, Senior Outstanding Cadet; Jasmine Maclin, junior; Chris Parker, sophomore; and Ricarnieca Johnson, freshman.

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Carl Perkins Art Contest The Carl Perkins Center hosted an Art Contest to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month at Haywood Elementary School. All first and second graders participated. The artwork was phenomenal and made it difficult for the judges to narrow down just three. The first through third place winners were Molly McCage from Ms. Evans classroom, Cayden Pucket from Ms. Seals classroom and Kelsea Delk from Ms. Lea’s classroom.

TEKNOR APEX – HAYWOOD COMPANY RECOGNIZES EMPLOYEES FOR PERFECT ATTENDANCE The 151 employees listed below were recently recognized at a luncheon at Haywood Company for achieving perfect attendance. They were honored with certificates of appreciation, T-shirts and various gifts based on the number of consecutive years of perfect attendance.

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4-H Spotlight Submitted by Tiffany Thomas April 29, 2011 It is not too late to join us for 4-H summer camp. Come join the fun at 4-H camp this summer. Camps will be conducted at the W.P. Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia. The University of Tennessee Extension offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran status and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The W.P. Ridley 4-H Center has a beautifully landscaped 49-acre campus conveniently located just off James Campbell Blvd. (Hwy. 50) near downtown Columbia. Campers are housed in 10 air-conditioned, contemporary-style cabins with clean bath facilities. Home-cooked, nutritious meals are served in the cool comfort of a 425-seat dining hall, and campers may always return for “seconds” at every meal. The camp is accredited according to the strict guidelines of the American Camp Association.

Corner Dear Sherry, April 21 started out as a typical Thursday here at the library, but the day didn’t end typically at all. All because of you, my friend, computers were updated. (Thanks for taking care of most of them the day before, by the way.) Joyce and I opened the library and were “off to the races.” We had people coming in to use the computers, asking reference questions and checking out books. Ginger came in at noon. I was working on the invitation list for the library legislative reception. We were expecting you to arrive here sometime after lunch, and then we got a phone call. I don’t remember who called us first to tell us that you had been in an accident, but we were very concerned. I called Mrs. Ruth to ask if she

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Campers may enjoy an Olympicsize, crystal-clear pool with a 120-foot, figure-8 water slide and a lighted sports complex with a softball field, as well as volleyball and basketball courts. Other facilities include a wildlife center, covered rifle range, airbrush center, a creek for aquatic exploration, modern archery range with 3-D targets, low ropes course and an 18-hole miniature golf course. Junior 4-H Camp (4th -6th grades) June 6-10, 2011 Junior High 4-H Camp (7th8th grades) July 5-8, 2011 Contact Walter Dirl, Tiffany Thomas, or Barbara Bond at 772-2861 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to register or for more information.

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had heard from you. Needless to say, she and Mr. Pat had heard about the accident as well and were as concerned as we were. Mrs. Ruth promised to stay in touch. We continued to answer questions, locate books and help computer users. After about an hour, I got the phone call from your husband, Allan, informing us that you had died. A little piece of our hearts died with you that day. No words can adequately express the sorrow that we have felt since then. You were one of us, one of those “library ladies.” (Sorry Mark, you are a “library gent.”) All the questions, the “how’s?”; “why’s?”; and “what if’s?” will never be answered. We are, and will be for some time, in shock over this tragic accident.

We miss your smile, your laugh, your friendship, your hard work, your dedication to the library and your love of and knowledge about books. The library is not the same without you here, but we know that you are watching from heaven. We will continue offering prayers for your family – your husband Allan, your sons, Seth and Caleb, your daughter, Laura, your parents and in-laws and all those who love you. You were more than an employee here, you were much more than our friend, you were our sister. We love you and we miss you. Your friends and coworkers of the Elma Ross Public Library, Katherine H., Ginger H., Mark E., Becca T., Joyce M., Sarah H., Billie W., Harriet C., Tina G., Debbie S., and Jim A.

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8 Years LaKeeva Gibbs John Turner

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11 Years Danny Benard Tim Davis J.R. Tyus

12 Years Jeff Jackson Jessie Turner

13 Years Kenneth Ballard Richard Callaway Charles Haak Melvin Currie

14 Years Bennie Douglas

15 Years Roy Flynn Bert Taylor

16 Years Joey Phillips Willie Williamson Laverne Young

17 Years Gerald Whittemore

5 Years Leonard Crawford Peter Cruz Clint Davis Wade Garrett Danny Garvey Brian Helms Joe Plunk Bubber Starks

18 Years Brenda Sanderlin

19 Years Elester Boyd Dewayne Turner

20 Years Willie B. Turner

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STAFF WRITER Yesterday at the Comfort Inn, hundreds lined up to cash in antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry at the Treasure Hunters Roadshow. The free event is in Brownsville all week, buying gold, silver, antiques and collectibles. One visitor I spoke with yesterday said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklacesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $700. That stuff has been in my jewelry

TREASURE HUNTERS ROADSHOW HAS BEEN TOURING THE WORLD SINCE 2001. THIS YEAR ALONE, WE WILL VISIT 3,000 CITIES AND OVER HALF A MILLION PEOPLE WILL CASH IN! box and dresser for at least 20 years.â&#x20AC;? Another gentleman brought in an old Fender guitar his father had bought years ago. The man said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dad had less than fifty bucks in that guitar.â&#x20AC;? The Roadshow specialist that assisted him made a few phone calls and a veterinarian in Seattle, Washington bought the guitar for $5,700.00. The seller continued, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got another $150.00 for a broken necklace and an old class ring. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not every day that someone comes to town bringing six thousand dollars with your name on it.â&#x20AC;?

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Haywood Soccer has success at Best of the West By: Samuel McCarver Sports Writer On Saturday, April 30, the Haywood High School soccer team participated in the Best of the West at the University School of Jackson. The team was met with mixed success in both games that were played that day. The first game was against Jackson Northside. This team has been very hot recently, and is sitting on an 8-1-2 record. Jackson Northside has had critical victories over teams that have defeated HHS in the past. Milan feel to them 9-0, and Crockett was not able to muster much better with an 8-1 loss. The most significant would have to be the match where Jackson Northside tied Dyersburg, a team that dealt HHS its biggest loss of the year. With all of this statistical analysis looming over the heads of the Haywood team, they still were undeterred in their pursuit of victory. During the course of the game, something very interesting occurred. While tied with Jackson Northside 1-1, Haywood had a throw-in from a touchline to continue the game. The throw-in

went into the goal! But wait, let’s not celebrate too quickly. The rules clearly state that a throwin must touch another player before passing into the net and counting as a goal. According to one of the two referees, the ball was touched by the keeper of Jackson Northside. However, the other referee claimed the keeper clearly did not touch the ball. Ah, the old “stand-off” – not so much a question of who is right and wrong, but more of a contest of who can present the better sounding argument. Unfortunately, the referee that called the no goal won out and overruled the other. “Several other coaches, refs and players who were watching said they could not believe the call, and that we should’ve won. Even the goalie of the other team admitted to me after the game that he punched the ball in an attempt to push it over the goal,” said Coach Steve Svebakken on Sunday after the match. The final score would go on to be a 1-1 tie made possible by Gerson Castro and a throw-in assist from Willis Hardaway. Sort of a letdown considering

the facts after the dust settled. The mind reels. Why would the keeper not come forward to the referees before the call was finalized? Can the conscience be cleared just the same after the game is over or by doing what most would consider the right thing then and there? No one can truly answer these questions, but they still have merit. The next game was against Milan. Milan had beaten Haywood 4-0 earlier this season, but glory would ride home with HHS on that day. With goals from Juan Arevalos, Gerson Castro, Oscar Castro and Willis Hardaway, the final would be 4-1 with HHS on top. “We avenged that loss,” said Svebakken of the win. Gerson Castro and Oscar Castro both had one assist in the victory over Milan. The game against Obion County that was originally scheduled for Monday was postponed until today at 5 p.m. Considering the recent weather we have been having, this should be a messy game played on the pitch at East Side.

Juan Arevalos puts a move on a defender from McKenzie in a game early this season.

Haywood High School Tomcats gear up for spring football By: Samuel McCarver Sports Writer Most people may not be thinking of high school football in the first week of May, but it’s definitely on the mind of Haywood High School head football coach Slade Calhoun. With a game here on L.Z. Hurley Memorial field against Lake County on Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m., the Tomcats currently are preparing by having five practices over the course of two weeks. After practicing yesterday, the team will practice today and tomorrow, in addition to

Monday and Wednesday of next week. On May 16, 17 and 18, the Cats will practice prior to a trip to Chester County, where they will hopefully pull out a win on the road at 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon of May 19. With the approaching centennial of football in Haywood County, this will be one very important season for the Tomcats of the turf. Each year may seem like the previous through the normal course of things, but this year is special. There can only be one centennial, and it should be quite the celebration

at John B. Hooper Memorial Stadium this August. Be sure to make it a point to come out and celebrate 100 years of uninterrupted football here in Haywood County. There are many nearby schools that have been playing for a century, but none have done it for a century straight. However, the Tomcats must first make it through these spring games, and they could use the support of the community. So, come out to the field next Friday at 6 p.m. and show that Tomcat pride!

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Grizzlies topple Spurs, tied with Thunder By: Samuel McCarver Sports Writer On Sunday, April 17, the Memphis Grizzlies stepped on to the hardwood at AT&T Center in San Antonio prepared to make a fine showing against the number-one seed Spurs. What would unfold for the next 12 days was seen as a long shot to the most hardened of sports fans. The experts sat atop their high horses and discounted and discredited the Grizzlies’ chances in postseason play. Who could blame them, though? The Grizzlies had only been to the playoffs three times in the history of the franchise. In 2004, the Spurs made light work of the Grizz in a four-game blowout. The same was done by the Phoenix Suns in 2005 and the Dallas Mavericks in 2006. So, why would they do any better now? Why would their first playoff appearance in five years be any different than before? On April 16, those would have been very legitimate questions to ask. However, on April 17, the basketball community began to change its tune. That night, Zach Randolph had a double-double with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Tim Duncan of the Spurs managed to meek out a mere 16 points. The final was close, but they count total points, not margins. The Grizzlies had won their first playoff game ever, and they had done it against the numberone seed. Three nights later, on April 20, the lights came on and the seats filled in San Antonio once again. This time, however, things would be different. Tim Duncan may have had a similar performance to Sunday night’s game, but Randolph would not be so fortunate. The Spurs held Randolph to 11 points and 5 assists in the 27 minutes that he played. The final was 87-93, and that put the Spurs back to even with Memphis. Had it not been for Marc Gasol, the margin may have been much worse. Gasol walked away with 17 boards for the night and 12 points. Even though he did not match the 24 points that he had in Game 1, Gasol helped to ease the burn with his rebounding. On Saturday, April

23, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and the rest of the Spurs walked into the FedEx Forum in downtown Memphis. The first two games were on familiar ground, but now they tread on enemy territory, Grizzly country. After the Grizzlies’ loss in Game 2, most had began thinking like they had before Game 1. Could the first game have been a fluke? Could the Spurs let the Grizzlies win these two home games and take the series to 3-1 in their favor? It would have appeared that the Grizz had no intention of letting the Spurs allow them to win. They were going to take it from them none the less. Gasol had 17 points and 9 boards. Randolph had 25 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. With the same margin of victory as Game 1, Memphis won over San Antonio 88-91. After a night of rest, Game 4 started on Monday, April 25. Memphis started out slow in the first period, being outscored 2621. However, once the second period had begun, Memphis went on a tangent. In the third period, the Grizz outscored the Spurs by double, 15-30, and the fourth was the inverse of the first, 21-26. All of this led to the 86-104 victory over San Antonio. Before 18,119 screaming Memphians, the Grizzlies had systematically dismantled the Spurs. It had come to pass. The Memphis Grizzlies were one win away from clearing the first round of the NBA Playoffs. They had never won a single postseason game, and they now stood on the doorstep of the second round. All that would be required was a trip back to San Antonio…or so they thought. Memphis went into Game 5 with an air of confidence about them. They were two games up on the number-one seed from the West and all they had to do was win over them one more time. They had done it before 10 days ago in this very spot. What’s to stop them now? After stemming the tide of the Spurs in the first half, the Grizzlies had a share of the lead in the fourth period. Memphis was up by three with 13.8 seconds left on the clock, and the Spurs pulled within one on the

next possession. Zach Randolph was fouled with 9.4 ticks left, and went to the line where he drained both free throws to put Memphis up by three. Manu Ginobili hit what appeared to be a miracle three-pointer with 2.2 on the clock to tie. Upon further review, Ginobili’s left foot was on the line and the shot was ruled a two-point field goal. Randolph was fouled again and went back to the line to repeat his previous performance. Back up by three points, Memphis appeared to have the series in the bag with a mere 1.7 left on the clock. Then, out of nowhere, Gary Neal bucketed a huge three from the top of the key to tie up the game 97-97. The game would go into overtime and, oddly reminiscent of the Tigers’ NCAA Finals loss to Kansas in 2008, the Grizzlies would lose the game. Ginobili’s 33 points may have held off the Grizz for that evening, but now a trip back to Memphis was in order. Still leading the series 3-2, Memphis was electric with anticipation of the game to come. It almost seemed fitting that the Grizzlies lost that game in San Antonio; perhaps even destiny. The Grizzles could be fated to win on their home hardwood rather than another team’s. Only playing Game 6 on Friday, April 29, would tell the tale. Eight o’clock, game time; the stands are alive with eager spectators. It’s a muggy Friday night on Beale Street, and the capacity crowd is itching at the chance to celebrate the Grizzlies’ victory in a short while. Memphis came out strong in the first period, outscoring San Antonio 16-24. The second period was the only period that the Grizz was outscored, but only by a mere 2722. From there on out, it was all downhill as far as the scoreboard was concerned. Which is good, considering that is the statistic which matters the most. San Antonio lost, Memphis won and the experts were defied once again…all was right in the universe. Now, there was nothing left to do but celebrate, and prepare for Sunday evening’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The first game went down in Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant and the Thunder looked to not make the same mistake as the Spurs had done. They had no intention of relinquishing Game 1 to Memphis. The Grizzlies, however, had something else in mind. Mike Conley had 7 assists, Marc Gasol had 13 boards and Zach Randolph walked off with 34 points. This secured the win for the Grizz with a final of 114101. Memphis was again out to an early lead in a playoff series. Was this even the same team that had a 46-36 regular season record? Do they think

Forum on Saturday, May 7. The Grizzlies look strong, but the Thunder are no pushovers. This series has every possibility of going all the way to an exciting Game 7. While the seats may be sold out, support can still be shown for our local NBA team, the Memphis Grizzlies. Because, in all fairness, they only have to win six more games and they are in the NBA Finals. Unfortunately, if they win against the Thunder, their next opponent will either be the Dallas Mavericks or the Los Angeles Lakers. Good luck, Grizz!


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this is March Madness? The 1999 Knicks are the only team to have made it to the NBA Finals as a number-eight seed, but they had this kid out of Georgetown named Patrick Ewing. The Grizzlies’ regular season record was made a little more believable when the Thunder pulled out the win in Game 2 on Tuesday night, 102111. Oklahoma City came out swinging in the first period, but the Grizzlies made a great effort in the second half; unfortunately, it was to no avail. The next game in the series will be at the FedEx

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Around Town With Marty W M Williams Love Animals? Adopt a pet! I finally got some Easter news! About time! Easter Sunday, Robert and Peggy Haynes provided lunch at their house for Scott and family (Brandy, Anna and Mia), Stacy and family (Matt and Harris) Robert’s mom, Carolyn Haynes from Bells and Peggy’s mom, Allie Mae Jetton from Maury City. Stacy and Harris stayed until Thursday and Robert and Peggy took them back to Paris, Texas, spent the night, and returned home on Friday. Oh! You know Peggy and Robert were totally in the “zone” with that spanking new grandson! Ann Nuckolls spent Easter week in Starkville, Miss., with her family, Joan and Allen Byrum, Allison Byrum Proffitt, who was in the U.S. for a business conference, and Jonathan and Kathryn Byrum. How fantastic to see all of them! I haven’t seen them for so long! I know Ms. Ann was tickled to death to have them all gathered round once again! A little tidbit from my friend, Julie Dahlhauser! The entire Dahlhauser family got together in Nashville last Saturday for a Cajun shrimp boil! Wow! Doesn’t that sound fabulous!? Julie’s brother-in-law, Bryan Dahlhauser, who lives in New Orleans, brought some fresh Gulf shrimp with him! They had about 30 pounds of shrimp with potatoes, corn and all the trimmings and she “guar-an-tees” it was outstanding! Son, Hart, came from Asheville and met them there. They also do an Easter egg hunt with money in the plastic eggs and her other son John, found the silver egg with $20 inside! It was worth the drive! Her daughter, Hilarie will graduate from the University of Memphis with a Master’s degree in linguistics on May 7… unless the Grizzlies go into the second round of the NBA playoffs, in which case the graduation ceremony will be postponed until the 8!! She isn’t too pleased about that, but nearly everyone else in Memphis is! Congrats, Hilarie! I can’t

believe you’re all grown up! You were another one of my precious Angel Choir children and this is not possible!!! Tommy and Nancy Littlejohn hosted a preEaster lunch and Easter egg hunt for all their children and grandchildren. It was such a magnificent time and a gorgeous day! My mom always says events like that are called “making memories.” A charming item just came to me from Alice Nunn! Amy Morse, who is Annette Hill’s sister and granddaughter of Libba Baddour, is owner and creator of amyelizabeth Collections, a custom jewelry design business. Her business caters to women of all types, ages and lifestyles. She is going to be at Alice Nunn’s shop, Fine Things, from Thursday, May 5, 11 p.m. -6 p.m. and the jewelry will stay at Fine Things thru Saturday, May 7. Amy says each client is as unique as a piece of jewelry she makes. She combines individuality and design in each one- of- a- kind piece. Now that should make us all feel unique, shouldn’t it? Now, this is such a thrilling bit of scoop for me! Sherry Collins’ daughter, Caitlin Garrett, will be a competitor in West Tennessee Idol! I have watched and heard this child sing since she was a little bitty thing and she is awesome!! I always told Sherry she needed to do something with the child. I have heard her sing many solos and I was moved and impressed! I’m so excited for her! Music is one of my “things” and I am tickled pink and blue that Caitlin will be competing! Every time I see Caitlin, the first thing I ask her is “are you still singing?” Good luck, Caitlin! You go, girl!! Mary Ann Shaw and Kathryn Dixon attended the Colonial Dames of America Luncheon at the Nashville-Davidson County Archives, which contains millions of original documents from Tennessee history in the metropolitan area of Nashville. Kathryn serves on the board as West Tennessee Vice President of the Colonial Dames of

America. That has to be so intriguing to be in a building with all that Tennessee history housed in it! Cinco De Mayo will be here before you know it! The BBA is sponsoring that event this Thursday, May 5, and it should be exciting! There will be music!! Jupiter Stone will be the featured entertainment at Brownsville’s Cinco de Mayo Heritage Celebration May 5. The event will also include an art contest, games and food. You’re invited to join your friends and neighbors Thursday evening. The night’s event will take place on the south side of the court square from 6-9 p.m. The Haywood’s Got Talent Contest winner will also perform that evening. For more information call Vickie Cooper at 731-7724477. I have to brag just a little on the Brownsville Chamber, Brownsville, Stanton and Haywood County. For the last 16 years, Brownsville has been labeled a Three Star Community. This past Friday, Frankie McCord from ECD, came to the Chamber to do the final certification of months of hard work and we passed! We are once again a certified Three Star Community! Congratulations, Brownsville and Haywood County. City and County mayors, and some of the Board of Directors came by to congratulate us and join us in the Three Star picture. I’ll tell you one thing, Executive Director, Joe Ing, was one happy man! Of course, his Administrative Assistant, (that would be me) was having brain atrophy and was a bit on the cranky side by the time the Three Star document was actually signed! Joe took pity on me and turned me loose a little early that day! Kudos to the Chamber of Commerce, Brownsville, Stanton and Haywood County! Excellent work for the town and the county and again, we stand a smidgen above the other counties that haven’t gone Three Star yet! Keep that SCOOP coming friends! I couldn’t do the column without you! or 780-4111

We welcome Mrs. Grace Winters and Mrs. Mattie Boyd to our facility and hope they enjoy their stay with us. We would like to thank all our volunteers for coming this week: Christ Temple ladies, Rev. Charles Bates, First Assembly of God church ladies, Rev. C. N. Ricks, and Bingo ladies. Some of our volunteers were not able to come this week because of the bad weather. On Wednesday afternoon, we enjoyed Mrs.

Cindy Simpson from Halls playing her accordion. She did an excellent job and the patients just sang along right with her. We thank Mrs. Virginia Cates for the bingo gifts she donated. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Chatty Douglas and Mr. Van Jarrett. They will be truly missed. We had a fun time with our magazine scavenger hunt on Thursday afternoon. Thank you to Mrs. Judy

Leath for the magazines she donated for this fun event. We would like to remind everyone that our patients monthly birthday party will be Thursday, May 5, at 2 p.m. We have one patient’s name to add to our birthday list, which will equal nine birthdays for May. Mrs. Mattie Boyd, her birthday will be May 28. Thought for the Week: “Even though my life is busy, help me have the willingness, strength, and time to help others.”

Crestview News

Allen News By Gail Barden How quickly these months come and go! It is hard to believe that it is May already. I am so ready for the stormy weather to be over. Alicia, Claire, Emily and I spent last weekend with my sister, Patsy, in Smyrna. We had so much fun and truly enjoyed our time with Patsy and her family. We also visited with Jenny Loyd and baby Ali Engel while we were in Nashville. Grandmother, Kathy Armour, was also there, and we had a great visit. Next Sunday is Mother’s Day. If you have a living mother, spend some time with her and let her know

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how much you love her. Being a mother is a privilege, and our children are a true gift from God. I am so thankful for my children and grandchildren, and I thank God every day for my blessings. Remember to visit our youth yard sale on Saturday, May 7, at the home of Connie and Johnny Hendrix, on Anderson Avenue. They have some great items for sale. Proceeds from the sale will be used for youth camp. Happy birthday to Jason Anderson, Reid Bowers (Patsy’s grandson), Gary Pyron, Donnie Ray Lewis, Lisa Jones and Mary Ann

Flowers. Happy anniversary to Jeff and Debra Jackson and Charley and Pat West. On our prayer list are Wanda Dew, Mary Jo Frady, Rose Corkery, Jerry Baggett, Carolyn Danley, Steve White, Bobby Hooper and Martha Sargent. Our Bible verse for this week is Exodus 20:12, which states, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” If you have news or prayer requests, please contact me at gail.barden@ Have a great week!



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Hillville - Eurekaton News By Vicki Williams Hopefully by the time of this printing, we will all be enjoying pretty weather once again. Hillville had a whole lot of flooding from all of the rain. Thankfully no one was injured or their homes damaged by the floodwaters and all of the severe weather. I don’t know if it is because I am getting older, but I just can’t remember us having severe weather this extreme in the past. Well, it’s time for the Central School Reunion again. It will be held on Saturday, May 14, at noon. I heard there was a great turnout last year and hopefully this year will even be a better one. If you ever attended Central School, come on out, bring a dish and enjoy a great time of fellowship with old classmates. For more information, please contact Margaret Phillips at 2542439. Mt. Pleasant is getting ready for their annual Homecoming, which is scheduled for May 22. So, go ahead and make plans to attend. Ronald Bruce will

be the guest speaker, and a potluck meal will follow the service. The second annual Taste of Hillville was held on Friday, April 29. I was unable to attend, but heard Bro. Butch and the Wildwood Express were great as well as the food. Also, heard Lavada Martin had a beautifully displayed unusual dish of food. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this event. It was great to see Mrs. Carol Bruce and Mary Olive Daglish with us at Mt. Pleasant on Sunday. Birthday celebrations this week include Peggy Lewis, David Haynes, Vonda Williams, Danielle Campbell, Johnny Watson, Charles Pratt, Eugene Kirkland, Debbie Bruce, Jonathon Watson, and Charles Phillips. Prayer requests this week include Bobby Cannon, Martha Frye, Lawrence Watson, Lille Goodman, Samuel Sherron, Rodney Coulston, Prentice Elrod, Norman Kelly, Dustin Milton, Helen Hayes,

Sandra Goodman, Leah Scallions, Enid Powell, Darlene Rossen, Fletcher Lewis, Dorothy Bruce, Earline Benard, Shirley Morgan, Carol Bruce, the military, the nation and the community. Sympathy to the family of Mrs. Martha LaFrain, in the loss of their loved one. “In frustrating times, remember that God is always up to something good.” This is our closing Thought for the Week as published in the Upper Room Devotional by Elizabeth Mosely of England. I think all of us in Brownsville and Haywood County should be thanking God for sparing us and our town after seeing the death and destruction in Alabama and other surrounding areas. God sometimes leads us by surprising means. During frustrating times, we can find comfort in remembering that God has something good in mind for us. If you have news to share, please call me at 772-1885 after 5 p.m. Until next week, God Bless.

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I love our Facebook page; so many people are able to interact with each other! We have some new researchers looking for answers. Can you help them answer these questions? From Latoyia Maclin: “I am looking for information on the family called Woodland from Stanton. I was wondering was there a planter house named the Woodlands? I have tried to use my family surname in the database I found out nothing. I also found out most free slaves or runaways made up names. Today I tracked one of my fourth great grandparents, I think.” The Genie Room does have a Woodland file, and we will get this information to Latoyia. For the rest of you, Woodland was the name of the plantation owned by Nathan Adams. Nathan Adams was the sonin-law of Joseph B. Stanton (founder of Stanton), and donated the land for Adams Chapel in Stanton. We are also suspecting since this area was known, way back during pre-Civil War times, as the Slave Quarters also known as “Chota,” that this same area and Chote Cemetery may hold the burials of the 200 slaves owned originally by Joseph Stanton. Chote may be the common name for what was once Chota. Chota is also the name of one of the Cherokee Nation Capitals in Tennessee. Now you may find this interesting as well, the following was taken from Wikipedia: “Chota (also spelled Chote, Echota, Itsati and other similar variations) is a historic Overhill Cherokee site in Monroe County, in the southeastern United States. For much of its history, Chota was the most important of the Overhill towns, serving as the de facto capital of the Cherokee people from the late 1740s until 1788.

A number of prominent Cherokee leaders were born or resided at Chota, among them Attakullakulla, Oconostota, Old Hop, Old Tassel, Hanging Maw and Nancy Ward. The Chota site developed adjacent to the Overhill town of Tanasi, which preceded Chota as the unofficial Cherokee capital. The two sites share a listing on the National Register of Historic Places, although Tanasi received its own archaeological site designation (40MR62) in 1972. Both sites are now mostly submerged by the Tellico Lake impoundment of the Little Tennessee River, the exception being the Chota townhouse site, which was raised above the reservoir’s operating levels and

connected via causeway to the mainland. The Chota monument, situated directly above the ancient town house site, consists of eight pillars —one for each of the seven Cherokee clans, and one for the nation. The grave of Oconostota, uncovered in the 1969 excavations, was re-interred next to the monument. The site is now managed by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee.” Now, the question is… to what degree are the Cherokee intertwined with the previous slave quarters of Stanton? From the Genie Room hcgenie1@bellsouth. net, Harriett; dsgenie2@, Debbie; tggenie 3 @bellsouth. net, Tina; and jagenie4@, Jim.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wellwood/Zion News

Bethel - Belle Eagle News

By Denise Phillips

By Betty Scott

Boy, have we had the storms lately! Monday night with no electrical power, Jimmy and I cooked a banana pudding on our gas stove with our camp lantern and just enjoyed each others’ company while waiting for the power to come back on! There is a reason to give thanks in all things. Even in the storms, God is still in control! Brother Mark Conway reported 13 attending the men’s prayer breakfast Thursday morning with James Earl White leading the devotion. Thanks, men, for your faithfulness! Anyone interested in joining this group, they meet each Thursday morning at 6 a.m. in Zion’s family life center. Friday afternoon, we packed up and headed to Franklin to enjoy a weekend of festivities on the square. We had a great time with the Rainey’s, especially Saturday night when we heard the “Blues’ Other Brothers.” What a treat! Then, Sunday morning we visited Rolling Hills Community Church again

where their pastor preached on, “Generation Now.” Although, I know we missed a dynamic sermon from Brother Mark Conway at Zion, I am so thankful to him for including my junior high youth in with his senior high group. Brother Mark is not only a great pastor, but a wonderful teacher as well. He fulfills many roles at ZBC! However, by leaving without letting anyone know, we missed our grandson Mason Phillips’ baseball jamboree Saturday. We were already at Ethan and Micah Rainey’s ballgame by the time we found out. Hopefully, we can see more of Mason’s games since he plays here in Haywood County. It’s baseball time everywhere. Tyler Watson has been playing hard according to his mom Kellie Mask. She’s been keeping late nights and doing a lot of bragging on his pitching. I know many others have been busy as well, and believe me, I do remember those days. Keep up the

good work guys and keep me informed. We are all proud of you! Norma Austin enjoyed her granddaughter Hayleigh Austin’s ballgames Saturday in Munford. She plays on a traveling team where they were participating in a tournament. Mama visited with Judy Elrod Saturday who is undergoing physical therapy at home now. Zion’s WMU are collecting baby wipes and diapers (size 2 and above) for the Galloway Mission Project. They will also meet in the family life center May 12 at 6:30 p.m. Pray for those who are sick, our military personnel and their families, the shutins and elderly, those who have lost loved ones and the leaders of our country. Pray especially for the tornado victims all around us and especially the families that lost loved ones in the storms. Call me at 772-4257 if you have news. People want to know! Don’t forget Mother’s Day is Sunday!

Sugar Creek

Retirement Center News

By Shirley Tucker, Activity Director Thank you so much for missing our column last week. Surely you did (I hope). There were things going on, and Jessie Howell took care of every thing very efficiently while I hitched a ride to Houston to spend a week with my daughter and her family. While down there, I had lots of fun checking out our family’s own “royal” wedding. My granddaughter, Skyler, is marrying a British “lad” in September, and I got to put my stamp of approval on the absolutely beautiful chapel and also the country club where the reception will be. It will be a real “international” wedding as four countries will be represented - the United States, Canada, the British empire and the Kingdom of TEXAS. I just hope those rowdy Texans act nice with all those prim and proper Brits! Speaking of the “royal wedding” the REAL one will be over by the time you read this. I hope it lasts

longer and is happier than the last one. What a mess that one was. My next door half-British neighbor, June Walker, asked me if I was getting up at 4 a.m Friday to watch THE wedding. I told her I wouldn’t get up at 4 a.m. for MY OWN wedding, much less one I wasn’t even invited to. I’m not even sure there is a 4 a.m. I’ve actually never seen it. I’ll take June’s word for it - she’ll be right there in front of the TV. Just saw Elizabeth Tinsley eating lunch with her Dad and little granddaughter, Jenna, here at Sugar Creek. “Bo” wasn’t here; she went somewhere to play Scrabble. She loves that Scrabble. Our Easter egg hunt was a big hit for all the children. Jessie said they hid 200 eggs and Braden Tinsley won a prize for finding the most. He found 17. Oaklee Evans found one of the golden eggs as did Makharia Mays; they both won prizes. The hit of the day was, of course, the Easter Bunny, who showed up in all her finery. We appreciate Patsy Weed who

is our special emissary to all such famous characters - all we have to do is mention who we would like to have come by, and Patsy makes sure they’re here at the appropriate time. You’re a doll, Patsy! We had some beautiful candles and flowers this week sent to us from the Father/Daughter Dance. I’m not exactly sure who the person was who sent them over, but want them to know we appreciated them so much. We are still enjoying them. We also received an Easter lily from the Kenneth Cozart family, and also one from Jack and Margaret Ann Fletcher. Want to thank the Senior Choir from First Baptist Church, Jackson, for coming to sing for us recently. As high as gas is these days we appreciate any one who uses theirs to come entertain us. We also appreciate you using yours to just come visit. Once you get here, we’ll let you sit and rock awhile and it won’t cost you a thing. Come see us.

Holly Grove News By Martha H. Jones Prior to the services at Holly Grove Church Sunday, the high school graduates marched down the isle led by their director Greg Baker. They sat together near the front, and the church honored them by giving them Bibles, presented by Greg. At the end of the services, they told of their plans following graduation, attending Union University, UT Martin, and Jackson State. The closing prayer offered for our graduates was given by Brother David Peace, the father of one of the graduates. The drama team, led by Brother Ralph Brown and wife Elaine, presented a skit, entitled “Faith Demonstrated.” Holly Grove welcomed Hayden Baynes into the fellowship at Holly Grove on profession of his faith. “Don’t Be Dis-respected” was the subject of the message. The Apostle Paul in speaking to his young friend Timothy said, “Let no man despise thy youth.” Respect is something earned. The way to be respected is to respect God, then yourself and others. God has always used young people. When He was looking for parents of

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His Son Jesus, He chose a young Jewish maiden and a young Jewish man. He knew the character of each of these. He calls us all to be examples in speech; all types of vile language should not be part of our speech. People who believe in telling white lies soon become color blind. We are to set the example in the way we conduct ourselves, in our example of faithfulness and in purity. Our lives, whether young or old, are the only books some people will read. Happy birthday to James Lewis, Sierra McClinton, Danny Haynes, Kele Pennington, Kelsey McCain, Brittany Mathias, Emily Baker, Rachel Lomax and Dee Dee Long. Holly Grove Church will be in revival May 15-18, with Evangelist Jim McNiel, the walking Bible. Services begin at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, worship at 11 a.m., Sunday night at 6 p.m., Monday night at 7 p.m., Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. with an outdoor meal and service and Wednesday night at 7 p.m. We welcome you to join us for these services. Thank the Lord, for

His protection during the stormy weather. We lost an apple tree, but that is insignificant to what some lost. I went out to pull some weeds and grasses out of my strawberries last week, and to my surprise, there were red berries everywhere. I struggled with the weeds and then picked about a half of a crate and repeated all that the next day. The sick are never far from our minds and need very much to be in our prayers. Viola Brown is in a Jackson hospital taking therapy. Remember Viola, along with Ann Latham, Ruth Taylor, Greg Baker, Billy Cox, Fletcher Lewis, Ray and Janie Hight, Roy Lewis and Leland Simpson. Also include Betty Barden, James Lewis, Linda Hayes, Doug Harvey, Gene McCage, Lucille Hight, Jane Carr and Bill and Pauline Cobb. Let’s also include the tornado victims, who lost so much. Thursday is the National Day of Prayer. It will be held on the court square in Brownsville from 12:05 to 12:35 p.m. This is the greatest country in the world, but we need God’s guidance.

Besides losing a lot of sleep and nerves being on edge, I guess we made it through the week. Everyone remembers last year on May 1 what it was like, and now it seems it has repeated. April White and Andy Roark were married on April 29 at Green Frog Chapel near Bells. Those that attended were John and Margaret Wigington, Junior and Nancye West, Ann Cannon, Ricky and Betty Scott, Bil and Jane Kendrick and Kenneth and Bettye Sargent. April is the daughter of James Earl and Nancy White, and the ceremony was performed by Mrs. Nancy’s son, Rev. Johnny Welch. This couple will be making their home

on Park Avenue. I would like to wish this couple many years of happiness together. Maggie Anne Herron and Katie Lewis returned last Sunday from Dallas, Texas, where they had been participating in Show Choir Competition. These girls are members of the Haywood High School Show Choir. The group won First Place Gold and Most Outstanding Choral in Show Choir Division. Congratulations!! Betty Scott and Mary Scallions spent Thursday seeing doctors in Memphis. Of course, there was about an hour of shopping before returning home. Mary still suffers from dizziness and they are trying to correct

this. Libby Kendrick was transferred to Jackson General Hospital from Memphis last Friday. She will be taking rehab for several weeks. This will make it so much more convenient for her family. Don’t forget Cleanup Day this Saturday, May 7, at 9 a.m. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served afterwards. All the trash should be washed away, so there may not be much left. Let’s remember those that are sick, such as Nancy White’s son, Lee Welch, who has another tumor, Libby Kendrick, Virginia Leath, Martha Frye and Sue Sweat who has been at Haywood Park Hospital a few days.

Stanton News By Debbie Sterbinsky Happy Mothers Day to all mothers everywhere! Enough rain already, Noah and his ark jokes aren’t even funny anymore! Beware of snakes! The rain is driving them out, too. I saw one of the biggest I’ve ever seen swimming in the ditch on Hwy 179 yesterday. Really freaked me out when I realized that’s where we’d been standing in deep water last week when the school bus went off the road! ~Shiver~ Makes my skin crawl just thinking about it. May 1 needs to be set aside as a special day in Haywood County, seems we have flooded two years in a row now. I sure hope this doesn’t become a pattern. Don’t forget Mt. Zion MB Church will be hosting a rummage sale this Saturday, May 7, in the parking lot on the Highway 70 side of Mt. Zion MB Church beginning at 7 a.m. I hear they have lots of nice things to sell. The Stanton Animal Ordinance was effective last weekend. This will require registering your dogs with the Town of Stanton

and providing properly constructed pens. For details, call the Town Hall at 548-2565. This ordinance deals mainly with Pit Bulls and other dogs declared “vicious.” As of this writing, Town Hall has flooded; business will be conducted out of the Stanton Welcome Center until things dry up! Who knows when that will be??? We received a nice donation for the Stanton “Walk For The Cure” from John Steward of Greenbrier, Ark. We love to hear from him! He has such nice memories of Stanton until of course he looks at it the way it is now. Hang on, Mr. John, we’re trying to rebuild! It’s up to the landowners now since Stanton only owns one lot out of the downtown area. The rest of the lots are owned by private individuals. Stanton has filed for a grant for an emergency building, and we sure need one! There is nowhere to go here in Stanton to get away from a tornado. We sure hope this grant comes through for the safety of

everyone, including me! If we do receive this money (and we all know how long that takes) plans are to rebuild it as a mirror image of the old Stanton Bank building which was on the opposite corner. Say your prayers and keep your fingers crossed (plus whatever else you do for luck)! I try to keep you updated on the Stanton Welcome Center/Library Facebook page during storms. However, even I need to sleep, so please don’t depend solely on my information! Hopefully by the time you read this, the sun will be shining! Residents, and former residents of Stanton, you may mail Stanton news to me at P.O. Box 181, Stanton, TN 38069, reach me at the Stanton Welcome Center/ Library at 731-548-2564, or e-mail me at: Proftster@aol. com. Please put “Stanton News” in the subject line. Together we will look at the past, look toward the future, and report current events.

Douglas News By Alvis M. Bond The Annual Seniors Banquet, which is sponsored every year by The Concerned Citizens of Douglass Community Organization, was yet again successful. Each year, seniors 80 years and older are honored. This year, Boyd & Boyd Enterprises was responsible for the video presentation that was presented by each senior who wanted to be interviewed. Some were unable to attend, but a delicious meal was served. We give a special thanks to Chairsperson Mrs. Nadean Lee, as well as the other participants for a job well done! The organization continues to prepare for the

August celebration. Former residents, teachers and students are all invited to attend. More information will come at a later date. The Concerned Citizens meet the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Douglass Community Center. We are happy to hear that our sick and shut-ins are doing well, but they are still in need of our prayers and encouragements. Marcha Franklin has improved and hopes to be released from the Jackson Madison County General Hospital soon. Others on our prayer list includes her mom, Hattie Watkins, Callie Brooks, Emma Miller, Betty J. Brooks, Rev.

J.V. Carney, Edward Vaulx Jr., Mary N. Greer, Gladys Bowles, Callie Langford, Harvey Chapman, Jackson Rice, Marie Browning, Shirley Hunter, Luevenia Boyd, Hattie Sanderlin and Jimmie K. Turner. Let’s not forget about Mother’s Day Sunday. It’s a great day to show our mother’s appreciation for all they have done! Our Sunday services were very inspirational, but due to the bad weather, the attendance was low. We have a lot to be thankful for in midst of all the water, fallen trees and tornadoes. We are still able to do things as normal as possible.


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5/4/11 3:26:00 PM

Public Notices

The Brownsville States-Graphic

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated August 5, 2009, recorded in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, in Record Book 68, page 767, (“Trust Deed”) RONNIE E. JONES and DEBBIE R. JONES conveyed to JAMES R. MORRIS, Trustee, the real estate hereinafter described, to secure the payment of certain indebtedness therein described; and, WHEREAS, Trust Deed was subsequently modified by Modification of Deed of Trust dated November 30, 2009 and recorded in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee in Record Book 72, Page 229, WHEREAS, Ronnie E. Jones and Debbie R. Jones are divorced and by Decree recorded in Minute Book A-59, Page 433, Chancery Court Clerk’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, the real property hereinafter described was awarded to Ronnie E. Jones, WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the Trust Deed, and First South Bank, the lawful holder of the note evidencing the indebtedness, has declared the entire balance due and payable; and WHEREAS, MATTHEW R. WEST was appointed Successor Trustee by instrument appearing of record in Record Book 86, page 843 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at 12:00 o’clock noon, at the main door of the Court House in Brownsville, Tennessee, I will sell to the last, highest and best bidder for cash and in bar of equity of redemption, statutory right of redemption, homestead, curtsey and dower, including all elective share and other marital rights which were expressly waived and relinquished in said Trust Deed the following real estate, lying and being in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: Map 85, Parcel 2.08 BEGINNING at a stake in the west margin of Blackgum Rd., which stake is 694 feet south of the south margin of Chestnut lane, as measured along the West margin of said road, and which stake marks the southeast corner of a lot in which an undivided interest was conveyed to John Clinton by deed dated July 26, 1974; thence with said Clinton’s south line North 89 degrees 34 minutes west 246.18 feet to a stake in the east line of Brownsville Country Club tract; thence south 0 degree 14 minutes East with the east line of said County Club tract 356.92 feet to an iron stake, which marks the northwest corner of a lot conveyed to Joe P. Barden III, et ux, by deed dated May 1975; thence South 89 degrees 34 minutes East 242.03 feet to an iron stake in the west margin of Blackgum Road; thence North 0 degree 26 minutes East with the west margin of said road, 356.9 feet to an iron stake, being the point of beginning, and containing 2.0 acres. Being the same property conveyed to Ronnie E. Jones and wife, Debbie R. Jones by deed appearing of record in Deed Book 228, Page 146 in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Being the same property awarded to Ronnie E. Jones by Divorce Decree of record in Minute Book A-59, Page 433 in the Chancery Court Clerk’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. The street address of the property is 144 Blackgum Road in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee. The street address is believed to be accurate, but should not be construed as part of the legal description. Said property will be sold by me as Successor Trustee only and subject to the first lien of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Insouth Mortgage, Inc. and Insouth Mortgage, Inc.’s successors and assigns; any unpaid taxes and assessments and all valid restrictions, covenants or easements, if any, of record on said property, and subject to any and all other liens having priority over the Trust Deed. The Successor Trustee reserves the right to make oral announcements at the time of the public sale which shall apply to the terms of the sale. The Successor Trustee may postpone any sale hereunder to another time or place by so announcing to all present at the time and place of the sale scheduled herein, without the necessity of any further notice whatsoever. Interested parties: Ronnie Jones 144 Blackgum Road Brownsville, TN 38012 Ronnie Jones 10 Lucas Cove Jackson, TN 38301 Debbie Renee Jones (Antwine) 144 Blackgum Road Brownsville, TN 38012 Debbie Renee Jones (Antwine)

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5781 Poplar Corner Road Brownsville, TN 38012 Wilson & Associates Attorneys for Chase Home Finance, LLC. 1521 Merrill Drive., Suite D 220 Little Rock, AR 72211 Chase Home Finance, LLC. 3415 Vison Drive Columbus, OH 43219-6009 MERS 1818 Library Street, Suite 300 Reston, VA 20190 InSouth Mortgage, Inc. 9155 S. Dadeland Blvd. PH-1, Suite 1712 Miami, FL 33156 United States Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service 801 Broadway, MDP53 Nashville, TN 37203 Tennessee Department of Revenue Andrew Jackson Building, Room 1200 Nashville, TN 37242-1099 Matthew R. West, Successor Trustee 87 Murray Guard Dr. Jackson, TN 38305 731-660-7777 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DATES OF PUBLICATION: April 28; May 5; and May 12, 2011 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on May 19, 2011 at 12:00PM local time, at the front east door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Ralph G. Cales and Sherry D. Cales, husband and wife, to Emmett James House or Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee, on October 31, 2006 at Book 29, Page 871; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Regions Bank DBA Regions Mortgage 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 Haywood County, Tennessee, more particularly described as follows, to wit: Lot 13, Oak Hill Subdivision, see Plat Book 1, page 130, Slide 53, Register’s Office, Haywood County Tennessee. Commencing at a point being the intersection of the center of North Grand Avenue and the center of Oak Hill Drive, said point being 2.5 feet east of the west edge of the concrete sidewalk on the west side of North Grand Avenue; thence along the physical center of Oak Hill Drive with the following locative calls: North 89 degrees 26 minutes 47 seconds East 359.23 feet; North 8 degrees 59 minutes 27 seconds West 160.95 feet to a point; thence east 25.31 feet across the east right of way of Oak Hill Drive to an iron pin set, said point being the southwest corner and the point of beginning of the following described tract, said point also being the northwest corner of Charles Haynes Lot Number 14; thence along the east right of way of Oak Hill Drive with the following locative calls: North 8 degrees 59 minutes 27 seconds West 89.29 feet to a point; North 0 degrees 16 minutes 58 seconds West 92.70 feet to an iron pin set; thence South 89 degrees 40 minutes 05 seconds East 163.04 feet along the south line of Lot 12 and the north line of Lot 13 to an iron pin set at the common corner of Lots 12 and 13; thence South 0 degrees 07 minutes 06 seconds East 179.95 feet along the east line of Lot 13 to a metal post found in the north line of Charles Hayes Lot Number 14; thence west 149.00 feet along the north line of Lot 14 and the south line of Lot 13 to the point beginning, containing 0.6605 acres as surveyed by Walter R. Powell, RLS 832 on May 8, 1999. Street Address: 624 Oak Hill Drive, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 Current Owner(s) of Property: Ralph G. Cales and wife, Sherry D. Cales Other interested parties: Discover Bank c/o John M. Richardson, Jr. PC. and Chase Bank USA, N.A c/o Mann Bracken, LLP The street address of the above described property is believed to be 624 Oak Hill Drive, 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 is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee 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. 09-014425 NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of Elizabeth Tippett Kirby Docket #P - 1955 Notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of April 2011, letters testamentary of letters of administration in respect to the estate of Elizabeth Tippett Kirby who died on December 4, 2010 were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery/ Probate Court of Haywood County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of posting of this notice of twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent as provided by law. This 26th day of April, 2011, (Signed) Jimmy Connell Byrum, Administrator with will annexed Estate of Elizabeth Tippett Kirby C. Thomas Hooper III Attorney for the Estate By: Judy Hardister, Clerk & Master Publication dates: 04-28-11 & 05-05-11 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated May 31, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 1, 2007, at Book 39, Page 847 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Dirk Sarau and Sheila M. Sarau, conveying certain property therein described to Banks Law Firm, P.A. as Trustee for GMAC Mortgage, LLC f/k/a GMAC Mortgage Corporation; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on May 25, 2011 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and Being in the 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Being Lot Number 28, Preston Place, a plat of which is recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 184, Slide Number 174, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. This lot is subject to Restrictive Covenants recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 184, Slide Number 174, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 436 Hesketh Bank Cove, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restric

tive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Dirk Sarau; Sheila M. Sarau; GMAC Mortgage, LLC; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for GMAC Mortgage, LLC; Discover Bank The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 902-175974 DATED April 21, 2011 INSERTION DATES: April 28, 2011, May 5, 2011, May 12, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By:Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_awoodard_110421_ 833 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated March 10, 2000, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded March 13, 2000, at Book 220, Page 398 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Christopher L. Harris and Tammie M. Harris, conveying certain property therein described to John R. Moss, Jackson, Tennessee as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Old Kent Mortgage Company, a Michigan Corporation and Old Kent Mortgage Company, a Michigan Corporation’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on June 1, 2011 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the City of Brownsville, 7th Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee and thus more particularly described as follows: Lot No. 30, Rolling Acres Subdivision, see Plat Book 1, Page 154, Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Beginning at a stake on the north or rear edge of the concrete curb on the north side of what is known in the year 1969 as Westmoreland Street in the Town of Brownsville, Tennessee, being the southeast corner of Lot No. 29 of the Rolling Acres Subdivision as recorded in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee, Plat Book 1, Page 154 and being the southwest corner of Lot No. 30 (this now described lot) and being what is now called the southwest corner of Parcel No. 4, Group C as shown on the Haywood County Property Map No. 74A in the Tax Assessor’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee; runs thence with the east line of Lot No. 29 North 7 degrees east 129.0 feet to a stake in the south boundary of the Brownsville industrial Park; thence with same south 83 degrees east, more or less, 60.0 feet to a stake, the northwest corner of Lot #31 of said subdivision; thence south 7 degrees west 129.5 feet to a stake at the rear edge of the above mentioned concrete curb on the north side of Westmoreland Street; thence with the curb north 83 degrees west 60.0 feet to the point of beginning. Being the same property conveyed to the undersigned by deed of record in Deed Book 236, page 400, Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Tammie M. Harris joins in the execution of the instrument for the purpose of conveying any interest, including but not limited to homestead, she may have in the above described property by virtue of her marital relationship to the said Christopher L. Harris. ALSO KNOWN AS: 1177 Westmoreland Street,



Thursday, May 5, 2011 Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Christopher L. Harris; Tammie M. Harris; Gault Financial, LLC c/o Timothy N. Thompson The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 949-141100 DATED April 28, 2011 INSERTION DATES: May 5, 2011, May 12, 2011, May 19, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_msanders_110428_ 925 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW .MYFIR.COM and WWW .REALTYTRAC. COM NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated October 23, 2003, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded October 29, 2003, at Book 260, Page 473 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by O. G. Stewart, Jr. and Maggie Stewart, conveying certain property therein described to Larry S. Banks as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Franklin American Mortgage Company and Franklin American Mortgage Company’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on June 1, 2011 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Being Lot No. 24, Summerhill Subdivision, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 222, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. This lot is subject to restrictive covenants recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 222, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 100 Summerhill Drive, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: O. G. Stewart , Jr.; Maggie Stewart; Union Planters Bank NA The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 717-168344 DATED April 28, 2011 INSERTION DATES: May 5, 2011, May 12, 2011 & May 19, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_mgrayer_110428_ 851

FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW .MYFIR.COM and WWW .REALTYTRAC. COM NOTICE OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, JIMMIE G. TAPP, (the “Grantor”) by that certain Deed of Trust dated December 17, 2003, recorded in Trust Deed Book 262, page 248 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee (as modified or amended, the “Deed of Trust”), conveyed to William S. Rhea, Atty., Trustee, the Property (as hereinafter defined) to secure the payment of certain indebtedness described in the Deed of Trust (the “Indebtedness”). The Deed of Trust and the Indebtedness secured thereby was assigned to BBC Holdings, Inc. by that certain Assignment of Deed of Trust, recorded in Record Book 67, page 20. The Deed of Trust and the Indebtedness secured thereby is presently held and owned by BBC Holdings, Inc. (the “Lender”); and WHEREAS, default has occurred by Grantor’s failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the Deed of Trust, and the Indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in the Deed of Trust, and the Indebtedness has not been paid; and WHEREAS, Lender has demanded that the Property be advertised and sold in satisfaction of the Indebtedness and the costs of foreclosure in accordance with the terms of the Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, Joseph J. Jensen, has been duly appointed as Successor Trustee in the place and stead of William S. Rhea, Atty. said appointment being of record in Record Book 87, page 436, said Register’s Office. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that I, Joseph J. Jensen, Successor Trustee, pursuant to the power, duty and authority vested in and imposed upon me in the Deed of Trust, will on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at 10:05 a.m., prevailing Central Time, outside the East door of the Haywood County Courthouse, located at Court Square, Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee 38012, offer for sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, free from all rights, which Grantor waived in the Deed of Trust, the real property situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, described as follows, together with any and all improvements, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances, all easements serving or benefiting the property, and any or all fixtures and improvements now or hereafter attached to the property (collectively, the “Property”): Part of Lot A, Lyles Brothers 56.01 acres, Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: starting at an iron pin in the center line of Somerville-Stanton Road (State Highway 222), this iron pin being the northeast corner of the Lyles Brothers 56.01 acres, as recorded in Deed Book 136, Page 200, in the Haywood County Courthouse in Brownsville, Tennessee; thence southwardly along the centerline of Somerville-Stanton Road a distance of 836 feet to an iron pin, this being the point of beginning; thence westwardly 898 feet to an iron pin; thence southwardly 200 feet to an iron pin; thence eastwardly 898 feet; thence northwardly 200 feet to the point of beginning. This lot containing 4 acres, more or less, as per survey of A. E. Largent, dated December 13, 1985. This being the same property conveyed to Jimmie G. Tapp by deed recorded in Deed Book 234, Page 101, in the Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. This lot is shown in the Property Assessor’s Office as Map 150, Parcel 1.05. The street address of the Property is believed to be 8614 Stanton Somerville Road, Stanton, Tennessee 38069. Such address is not part of the legal description of the Property. In the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. A review of the records at said Register’s Office disclosed that the Property may be subject to certain matters set forth below and that the persons named below may be interested parties, along with the persons named in the first paragraph of this Notice of Successor Trustee’s Sale: 1. Any and all unpaid ad valorem taxes payable to Haywood County, Tennessee (plus penalty and interest, if any) that may be a lien against the Property. 2. Deed of Trust executed by Jimmie G. Tapp to James R. Morris, Trustee to secure First South Bank, of record in Record Book 4, page 223, Register’s Office for Haywood County, Tennessee. 3. Matters which an accurate survey of the Property might disclose. 4. All other easements and restrictions of record in said Register’s Office. The foregoing matters may or may not take priority over

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the Deed of Trust. To the extent such matters do take priority over the Deed of Trust under applicable law, the sale will be subject to them, and to the extent such matters do not take priority over the Deed of Trust under applicable law, the Property will not remain subject to them after the sale. Said sale will be subject to any and all unpaid ad valorem taxes (plus penalty and interest, if any) that may be a lien against the Property and subject to any and all liens, defects, encumbrances, adverse claims and other matters which take priority over the Deed of Trust upon which this foreclosure sale is had, and subject to any statutory rights of redemption not otherwise waived in the Deed of Trust, including rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal, which have not been waived by such governmental agency. Said sale is also subject to matters which an accurate survey of the Property might disclose. The Property is to be sold AS IS WHERE IS, without representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever, whether express or implied. Without limiting the foregoing, THE PROPERTY IS TO BE SOLD WITHOUT ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of sale to another day and time certain, without further publication and in accordance with law, upon announcement of said adjournment on the day and time and place of sale set forth above and to sell to the second highest bidder in the event the highest bidder does not comply with the terms of the sale. Successor Trustee will make no covenant of seisin or warranty of title, express or implied, and will sell and convey his interest in the Property by Successor Trustee’s Quitclaim Deed as Successor Trustee only. This 2nd day of May, 2011. /s/ Joseph J. Jensen Joseph J. Jensen, Successor Trustee Stites & Harbison PLLC 604 West Main Street Franklin, Tennessee 37064 INSERTION DATES: May 5, 2011, May 12, 2011, May 19, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated July 24, 2001, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded August 16, 2001, at Book 233, Page 290 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Cynthia F. Witherspoon, conveying certain property therein described to EFS - Express Financial Services, Inc. as Trustee for Centex Home Equity Corporation; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on May 25, 2011 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: The following described lot or parcel of real estate lying and being in the Fifth Civil District of Haywood County, Tennessee, and more particu

larly described as follows: Beginning at a point in the centerline of Dr. Hess Road, which point is the Northeast corner of Tim Jackson as recorded in Deed Book 116, page 266, Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee and the Southeast corner of the herein described tract; thence, from the point of beginning and with the North line of Jackson, South 81 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West 355.00 feet to an East line of Alice Johnson as recorded in Deed Book 69, page 74, Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee; thence, with lines of Johnson, the following calls; North 28 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 130.00 feet; North 81 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 355.47 feet to the centerline of Dr. Hess Road; thence, with the centerline of Dr. Hess Road, South 28 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 130.00 feet to the point of beginning. Surveyed by Tony M. Reasons, R.L.S. Number 508, on February 18, 1998. Being the same property conveyed to Cynthia F. Witherspoon by deed recorded 3/4/98 in Book 223, page 54. ALSO KNOWN AS: 3271 Doctor Hess Road, Bells, Tennessee 38006 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Cynthia F. Witherspoon; Haywood County Solid Waste Department The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 931-72826 DATED April 21, 2011 INSERTION DATES: April 28, 2011, May 5, 2011 & May 12, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_msanders_110421_ 802 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM

NOTICE TO CREDITORS TCA 30-2-306 Estate of Robert O. Kolwyck Docket #P-1956 Notice is hereby given that on the 27th day of April, 2011, letters testamentary of letters of administration in respect to the estate of Robert O. Kolwyck who died on March 3, 2011 were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery/Probate Court of Haywood County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named court within he earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of posting of this notice of twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred in the manner and to the extent as provided by law. This 27th day of April, 2011, (Signed) Dorothy C. Kolwyck, Executrix Estate of Robert O. Kolwyck Michael T. Tabor Attorney for the Estate By: Judy Hardister, Clerk & Master Publication dates: 05-05-11 & 05-12-11



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General Sessions Theresa C. Benson – Seat Belt Violation – Driver $10 Fine Theresa C. Benson – Child Restraint - $50 plus Costs Theresa C. Benson – Financial Responsibility – Dismissed Kimberly T. Comage – Driving on Suspended License - $100 plus Costs, 6 Months Suspended, 6 Months Probation, 6 Months License Revocation Kimberly T. Comage – Move Over Law - $25 plus Costs Kevin D. Cunningham – Domestic Assault – Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 10 Days, Supervised Probation, Credit 2 Days Kevin D. Cunningham – Criminal Trespass $25 plus Costs, 30 Days Suspended to 10 Days, Run Concurrent with Domestic Assault Brian A. Currie – Speeding – Dismissed on Costs Brian A. Currie – Driving on Suspended License – Dismissed on Warning Roy L. Easley – Driving on Suspended License – Guilty, $100 plus Costs, 6 Months Suspended, 6 Months Probation, 6 Months License Revocation Roy L. Easley – Seat Belt Violation – Driver - $10 Fine Lonnie D. Graves – Driving on Suspended License – Dismissed on

Costs Floyd Hall III – Vandalism Under $500 - $25 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days to Serve, 1 Year Supervised Probation, $200 Restitution Floyd Hall III – Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tool, Criminal Trespass – Nolle Floyd Hall III – Shoplifting – 11 Months, 29 Days Concurrent Floyd Hall III – Shoplifting Under $500 – 11 Months, 29 Days, $25 plus Costs Douglas W. Jeter Jr – Hunting Without License – Guilty, Dismissed Douglas W. Jeter Jr – Hunting Over Bait - $200 plus Costs, 6 Months Suspended Sharonica S. King – Driving on Suspended License – Dismissed on Costs Jabari T. McNeal – Seat Belt Violation – Driver – Guilty, $10 Fine Jabari T. McNeal – Illegal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - $150 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended, 6 Months Supervised Probation Stanley R. Moore – Driving on Suspended License – Bound over to Grand Jury James T. Morgan – Unlawful Consumption (Minor) – Guilty, $25 plus Costs Marion F. Robertson – Hunting Over Bait – Guilty, $200 plus Costs, 6 Months Suspended

James W. Russell – Aggravated Assault, Leaving Scene Prop/ Damage – Nolle James W. Russell – Theft of Property Over $500 – Amended to Theft Under $500, $50 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended Time Served 2 Days Mamie Sangster – Disorderly Conduct – Dismissed Stevenson T. Taylor – Violation of Probation – Extend Probation 6 Months Tawain Taylor – Aggravated Assault – Amended to Domestic, $50 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 10 Days, Credit Time Served, 1 Year Probation Elizabeth M. Thomen – Worthless Checks - $5 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days, Suspended, 6 Months Probation, Restitution to Victim Cody L. Waddell – Hunting Over Bait – Guilty, $200 plus Costs, 6 Months Suspended Clement Walker – Driving on Suspended License – Guilty, 7th Offense, $400, 11 Months, 29 Days Clement Walker – Financial Responsibility, Misuse of Registration $25 plus Costs Kenneth A. Young – Hunting Over Bait – Guilty, $200 plus Costs, 6 Months Suspended David J. Johnson – Simple Possession Schedule VI – Bound Over to Grand

Jury Edward L. Kelly – Simple Possession Schedule VI – Bound Over to Grand Jury Ryan Vazquez – Following Too Closely – Nolle Miesha L. Anderson – Assault – Guilty, $75 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended to 48 Hours, Supervised Probation Leslie B. Baynes – Theft of Property Under $500 – Held in Abeyance, $40 Restitution to Victim, A/D Assessment, 6 Months, Costs Mark H. Cunningham – Release Hearing – Dismissed Clifford A. Dickerson – Domestic Assault - $50 plus Costs, 11 Months, 29 Days Suspended Time Served, Supervised Probation Jimmy Duvall – Contributing to Del/ Minor, Contributing to Del/Minor – Dismissed Amanda K. Ellington – Illegal Poss/Sch II, Aggravated Robbery – Bound over to Grand Jury Anthony D. Palmer – 1st Degree Murder – Bound over to Grand Jury Tremaine R. Turner – Accessory After the Fact – Bound over to Grand Jury Undrae Douglas – Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Homicide – Bound over to Grand Jury

Right To Know 4-25-11 Karen Denise Bufford – Child Restraint Law, Leaving Child Unattended in Motor Vehicle - $1000 4-26-11 Justin Anderson Bush – Driving on Revoked/ Suspended License $1500 Jonathan Lesley Hicks – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdea., Possession of Salvia Durinorum, Possession of Schedule VI - $3500 Johnnie Lee McKinnie Jr – Failure to Appear - $0 4-27-11 Cynthia Michelle Sangster – Criminal Trespass - $0 4-28-11 Jennifer Marie Chesser – Possession of Schedule IV, Possession of Schedule VI, Possession of Schedule III, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdea. - $5000 Carl Johnson – Driving on Rev/Sus License, 3rd Offense, Driving Under the Influence, Resisting Arrest x2 - $0 Trevor Jones – Attempted First Degree Murder x5, Possession of Weapon, Reckless Endangerment, Felony, Vandalism Over 500 x2 - $500000 Eddie Kinney Jr. – Attempted First Degree Homicide - $500000

Johnny Dean Osteen – Public Intoxication - $0 Jeremy Branden Tyus – Violation of Probation $25000 Travis Michael Wasco – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdea., Possession Schedule III, Possession of Schedule IV - $5000 4-29-11 Shaveon Marshaun Comage – Evading Arrest, Resisting Arrest, Shoplifting – Theft of Property - $0 Gerome Hall – Financial Responsibility – Insurance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdea, Violation Registration Law, Driving on Rev/Sus License, Over 5 - $3500 Eliezer Hernandez – Financial Responsibility – Insurance, Sound Amplification, Window Tint, Driving Without License - $1500 Kamisha Danielle Robinson – Criminal Impersonation, Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Failure to Exhibit Insurance, No Insurance, Light Law - $10000 Brigette Singleton – Driving on Revoked/ Suspended License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdea., Violation Implied Consent Law, Driving

Under the Influence $3500 Michael Albert Tyburski – Driver Consuming an Intoxicated Beverage Within 4 Hours Before Operation, Failing to Use Seatbelt While Operating CMV, Improper Display of License Plate, Open Container, Possession of Firearm Where Alcoholic Be., Possession of Firearm With Intent To Go Armed, Violating OOS Order Pursuant, Violation of Traffic Control, Driving Under the Influence $5000 Darryl Evan Wilson – Financial Responsibility – Insurance, Speeding, Driving on Revoked/ Suspended License -

$3000 4-30-11 Joshua Shannon Clemons – Driving on Revoked/ Suspended License, Driving Under the Influence, Leaving Scene of Accident - $3500 Carnell Douglas – Driving on Revoked/Suspended License - $3000 Teddy Morris Frye – Driving on Revoked/ Suspended License, Light Law - $1500 Rafael Preciado – Public Intoxication - $500 5-1-11 Pernell Tiberisus Williams – Speeding, Driving Under the Influence, 3rd Offense - $0

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 13-7406, the Stanton Historic Preservation Commission does hereby give notice of a public hearing to be conducted the 19th day of May 2011 @ 6:00 p.m. within the Stanton Town Hall located at 8 Main Street. The hearing is for the purpose of receiving public input regarding a resolution to adopt the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Rehabilitation Guidelines. All interested persons are invited to attend. Royce Barnett, Stanton Historic Preservation Commission Chairman

Notice of Special Called Meeting The Stanton Board of Aldermen will hold a special called meeting May 9, 2011 to discuss the recent bids on the Energy Grant and decide which bid(s) to accept or reject. The meeting will be held at the Stanton Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. Allan Sterbinsky, Mayor

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to TCA 6-58-104, notice is hereby given that two public hearings will be conducted by the Haywood County Coordinating Committee. The purpose of these meetings is to receive public input regarding the proposed changes to the Haywood County Growth Plan.

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The public hearings are scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2011 and the following Monday, June 13, 2011. Each meeting will be held in the County Commission room in the Haywood County Courthouse. Each meeting will begin at 6:30 PM. A map of Haywood County Growth Plan may be viewed in the office of the Haywood County Building Inspector or the Haywood County Mayor during normal business hours. All interested persons are invited to attend these hearings and to provide comment.

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Yard Sales Garage sale Friday and Saturday at 221 N. Park Ave. 7 a.m. until? Furniture, toys, games, bedding, clothing, play station 2 with 25 games, etc. Garage sale 1114 Rooks Drive Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Baby clothes, furniture, etc. Yard sale 3 family Saturday, May 7, 7 a.m. until? Baby clothes, nick nacks, lots of everything. 2556 N. Washington intersection of Dupree across of Dr. offices. Yard sale, 3 family yard sale Saturday 7 a.m. til? 813 Foster. Baby clothes, walker, swing, car seat, toys, rocker, tables, dishes, bedding, cookbooks, printers, games, etc. Yard sale Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. until? 866 West Thomas. Womens, Mens and children’s clothes. Lots of everything. Boy’s toys. Yard sale multi family May 7th located at 5485 Hwy 79 N. 6 a.m. – 12 p.m. Household items, furniture, electronics, clothing for ALL ages, and much more! Name brands including American Eagle, Abercrombie, and Buckle brands. Yard sale church wide yard sale to benefit youth camp. Saturday, May 7, 6 a.m. til noon. 2099 Anderson Ave. Yellow home right across the road from Christ Church and Pictsweet. Yard sale Friday – Saturday 7 a.m. until? Household items- what nots, clothing, furniture, ornamental lawn furniture, pictures, lots more. 717 Walnut Hill Circle

Rental Opportunities For rent in Stanton, 2 bedroom, 1 bath house. Includes all appliances and CH/A. $425 month $350 deposit. Also 1 bedroom apartments available starting $425 $475 month $350 deposit. Includes all utilities with 1 bedroom. All appliances include W/D available yard work provided by landlord. No pets. References required. Also have month to month available. Call for rates 901826-7044. Houses, townhouses, duplexes, and apartments available. Applications and $5 processing fee required. Jacocks Property Management Inc. 1225 N. Washington Ave. 772-0452 For rent: 203 East Cherry 2 bedroom 1 bath house. Appliances stove, fridge, air conditioner provided washer and dryer, all new flooring, and paint $400 month. For rent: two bedroom apartment 808 North McLemore. Jacocks Property Mgmt. 772-0452. For rent: 2 bedroom duplex also 3 bedroom mobile home. Call 731-780-6287. For lease or sale 40 x 60 shop 2 bays and office area. 2847 Hwy 70 West Brownsville. 731-780-0521. For rent 2 bedroom duplexes central H/A Call 731-7802356 or 731-780-1151

Storage Facilities Self – service storage. Drive – up and climate controlled available. Call for sizes and rates. Ask about our move – in specials! Brownsville Mini Warehouses; 1225 N. Washington; 772-0453.

For Sale For sale 3 bedroom brick home, carport, 672 Bell Street fix up or investment properties $40,000. Contact me at 731-501-0115. Leave message. For sale: Approximately 140 Acres in Woodville (Haywood County) $3500 an acre. Call 847-973-8285 For sale: 1999 29 ft. Jayco camper sleeps 8. $5000 call 731-780-7649

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Mobile Homes For Sale MOVE-IN READY HOMES... Apply Online & View our Models on Display From The Comfort of Your Home www. Clayton HomesOfDyersburg. com 731-285-2685 (TnScan) USED DOUBLE-WIDE 2008, Financing Available, Many Factory Close-Outs, Call today 1-800-545-8987 (TnScan) $500.00 DOWN AND A Deed is all you need to start living in your new Home. To qualified Buyer Call Clayton Homes of Lexington. 731-9684937 (TnScan)

Announcements WARBIRDS OVER THE BEACH Airshow - May 22 and 23 at the Virginia Beach Airport, hosted by the Military Aviation Museum. For more information visit www. call (757) 721PROP (7767). (TnScan)

Business Opportunities DO YOU EARN $800 in a day? Your Own Local Candy Route! 25 Machines and Candy All for $9995. 877-9158222 All Major Credit Cards Accepted! (TnScan)

Career Training AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877266-0040 (TnScan) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-738-0607, (TnScan)

Church Supplies CHURCH FURNITURE: DOES YOUR church need pews, pulpit set, baptistery, steeple, windows? Big Sale on new cushioned pews and pew chairs. 1-800-231-8360. (TnScan)

Dog & Pet Supply HAPPY JACKÆ SKIN BALM ô - Stops itching & gnawing on dogs & cats without steroids! Great for hot spots! Available at your local Farmers Co-op ( & www. (TnScan)

Equipment For Sale SAWMILLS -BAND/ CHAINSAW -SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make Money and Save Money In stock ready to ship. Starting at $995.00. www.NorwoodSawmills. com/300N 1-800-578-1363 Ext. 300N (TnScan)

Health Insurance HEALTH INSURANCE FOR PRE-existing Conditions / Affordable. *No Medical Questions. *All Pre-existing OK. *Hospitalization / Surgery *Doctor visits / Wellness / Dental / Vision / RX. Real Insurance - Not a discount plan. Licensed Agent 00763829. Call 1-866584-9817. (TnScan)

Legal DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT Children $149.00. Includes FREE name change and marital property settlement documents. Bankruptcy $125.00. Wills $49.00. Criminal Expungements $49.00. Power of Attorney $39.00. Call 1-888789-0198 -- 24/7. (TnScan)

Help Wanted TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE - Driving For a Career - 14 Day CDL Training in Jackson TN. 15 Years Training Experience. Great Pay, Student Loans, Grants, Placement Assistance. DriveTrain 119 E.L. Morgan Drive Jackson TN. 800-4238820. (TnScan)



Thursday, May 5, 2011 CALL NOW! INTERNATIONAL TRUCK Driving School/ BIH Trucking Company Now taking Students! No CDL, No problem! State WIA Program if qualified, or Financing available. 888-780-5539 (TnScan) DRIVERS - TANKER OWNER OPERATOR Average $1.23 / mile (+fuel surcharge) Paid CDL Training Available & Benefits! Call Prime Inc. Today! 800-277-0212 www. (TnScan)

DRIVERS- CDL A DRIVERS. Team & Solo drivers needed for Dry Van & Tanker positions. 1 year OTR experience

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING WORKS! ONE call & your 25 word ad will appear in 92 Tennessee newspapers for $265/wk or 20 West TN newspapers for $95/wk. Call this newspaper’s classified advertising dept. or go to w w w. t n a d v e r t i s i n g . b i z . (TnScan)

BTC INCREASES DRIVER PAY! Start .41/mile/Home Every Weekend! Exp. Flatbed Drivers Assigned Equipment Builders Transportation 1-800-238-6803 www.btcflat. com (TnScan)

OTR DRIVERS NEEDED! MESILLA Valley Transportation Class A CDL w/ 1 Yr Exp Great Miles & Great Equipment Call Tony Davidson @ 888-637-4552 (TnScan)

OPIES TRANSPORT NOW HIRING OTR Drivers with 2 years exp. No HazMat, No NYC. 800-341-9963 or apply online at www.opiestransport. com. (TnScan)


DRIVERS- NO EXPERIENCE - NO Problem. 100% Paid CDL Training. Immediate Benefits. 20/10 program. Trainers Earn up to 49¢ per mile! CRST Van Expedited 800-326-2778 www.JoinCRST. com (TnScan)

SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED. MOST earn $50K-$100K or more. Call our branch office at 800-791-4914. Ask for John or email john. (TnScan)

“GET UP- DRIVE A TRUCK” Milan Express Driving Academy *Student Loans & Placement Assistance Available “Qualified Applicants” 1-800-645-2698 drivingacademy 53D E.L. Morgan Dr., Jackson, TN 38305 (TnScan)

DRIVERS- PAY INCREASE! REGIONAL Van Drivers start at 37cpm w/1 year experience. Training available for drivers w/less experience. Great Benefits/Home Weekly. Call 888-362-8608, or visit EOE. (TnScan)

DRIVERS EARN UP TO 39¢/ mi Home Weekends 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. Call: 1-800-5725489 Susan ext. 227 Joy ext. 238 Sunbelt Transport, LLC (TnScan)

Help Wanted - Sales

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SAVE UP TO 32¢/gal using our Fuel Discount Network! Looking for Small Fleet Owners or Owner Operators. Earn up to $2.00/mi! 1-800743-0435 (TnScan)

DRIVERS/ CDL TRAINING - CAREER Central No Money Down CDL Training Work for us or let us work for you! Unbeatable Career Opportunities. *Trainee *Company Driver *Lease Operator Earn up to $51k *Lease Trainers Earn up to $80k (877) 369-7191 www. (TnScan)

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program and more. Call 800684-9140 x2 or visit us at www. (TnScan)

TWO CENT PAY RAISE Now Offered For New Drivers! Plus 2 day orientation, high miles, excellent equipment, dry van and flatbed freight! $500 Sign-On Bonus for Flatbed. CDL-A, 6mo. OTR. 888-801-5295 (TnScan) DRIVERS - CDL-A GREAT HOME TIME! Start Up To .43¢ Per Mile. Sign-On Bonus!! Lease purchase available. Experience Req’d. 800-441-4271 X TN-100 (TnScan)

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BIG G EXPRESS INC. Currently hiring OTR drivers Good equipment, home most weekends Option to run the weekends, good benefits, Assigned trucks and dispatchers, APU’s in every truck. Free retirement

Commercial, Residential, Farm

Quality Construction Free Estimates • EVERY PHASE OF THE WAY

Large Building to Renovations Residential Removal Additions & Replacement New Building Carpentry & Plumbing New Building Sites Land Clearing Commercial & Residential Levee Repair Dozer & Excavator

License, Bonded, Insured for most states Danny Coulston DBA L.J. Coulston & Son Constr. LLC 2805 Hwy. 70 W. Brownsville, TN

Fax: 731-772-7272 Danny: 731-780-0521

HELP WANTED - PRN CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR Candidate must be able to teach, evaluate students, and work with healt care agencies to provide student clinical experince. Hours of work are on an as needed and available basis, but primarily during the day Monday through Friday. Occasionally, there might be a request to work during an evening or Saturday. Must be a graduate of an approved nursing school, and licensed Tennessee Registered Nurse with three years current clinical nursing experience. Position(s) opened until filled. Please send cover letter and resume to: Tennessee Technology Center at Covington, ATTN: William Ray, Director 1600 Hwy 51 South, P.O. Box 249 Covington, TN 38019. Fax 901-475-2641 or Email EEO/ADA/AA Employer A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution

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


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Tennessee Highway Patrol urges motorists to watch out for flood waters NASHVILLE --- Hard on the heels of the flood waters that swamped Middle Tennessee just over a year ago, heavy rains again saturate a large portion of the state. Due to above normal water levels and the high potential for flooding, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging all motorists to avoid standing water on roadways as part of their “Turn Around Don’t Drown®” program. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), annually, more deaths are caused by flooding than any other severe weather-related hazard. Preliminary data from NWS indicate there were 22 flood casualties in Tennessee in 2010. Of those 22 deaths, eight of those occurred in a vehicle. “Motorists must be smart and take extra precautions when driving in wet, rainy, and flooding conditions,” said THP Colonel Tracy Trott. “Drivers should adjust their speed accordingly, and avoid driving through flooded areas by any means necessary.” In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive around a barricade or flood warning sign. According to TCA 55-10205 (c)(1), any driver who knowingly ignores a clearly visible and adequate flood warning sign or blockade and drives into a road area that is actually flooded is committing reckless driving. In addition to fines, the court may order the driver to pay restitution for the cost associated with any rescue efforts

related to the violation. Flash floods can come rapidly and can occur within a few minutes of excessive rainfall. However, most flood-related deaths and injuries could be avoided. THP offers these reminders to drivers: 1. Do not drive through flooded areas. If you come across a flooded road, turn around and find another route to your destination. Do not drive around barricades. 2. Don’t try to cross flooded roads where the water appears to be shallow. Water hides dips in the road. Worse yet, there may be no road at all under the water. 3. If your car stalls, abandon it and climb to higher ground. Wait for the waters to subside. 4. One foot of water will float many vehicles. 5. Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger vehicles, causing drivers to lose control of the car or possible stalling. 6. Two feet of rushing water can sweep away most vehicles, including pick-up trucks and SUVs. 7. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers. Sources:, The Centers for Disease Control report that the most common cause of flood-related deaths is drowning in the United States. More than half of flood-

related drowning occurs when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood waters. In the United States, flash and river floods claimed 56 lives in 2009, down from 82 in 2008. Of the 56 deaths, 33 (59 percent) were caught in a vehicle other than a boat, 10 (18 percent) were swept away by flood waters, and 11 (20 percent) died of unidentified causes. (Source NOAA) Since 1996, over 400,000 crashes have occurred in Tennessee in the rain. D r i v e r s who may need assistance while traveling in Tennessee can dial *THP (*847) from their cell phone and will be automatically connected to the nearest THP communications dispatch office. The Tennessee Department of Safety’s (www.TN.Gov/Safety) mission is to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public. The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services. General areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education, motorist services and terrorism prevention.

Will mulching help me? Mulching can help homeowners, home builders, gardeners, and producers in many ways. Mulching is applying plant residues, by-products, or other suitable materials produced off site to the land surface. It can conserve soil moisture, moderate soil temperature, act as a temporary protection of critical areas, provide erosion control, suppress weed growth, establish vegetative cover and improve soil condition and increase soil fertility. Mulch materials shall consist of natural and/or artificial materials such as plant residue, wood bark or chips, or plastic film. Mulching is generally performed after grading, soil surface, preparation and seeding and plantings are complete. Soil surface shall be prepared as needed to achieve the desire purpose. The mulch material shall be evenly applied and anchored to the soil if needed due to the slope of the land. Mulch materials applied to the soil surface

to conserve moisture shall at a minimum cover 60 percent of the surface. Mulch shall be applied prior to moisture loss. Mulch materials applied to moderate soil temperature and for temporary protection of critical areas shall cover 100 percent of the surface. The material shall be of a significant thickness to persist for the period required for the temperature modification. Small grain straw or hay used for this purpose will be applied at a rate of 2.5 tons per acre. Wood waste, chips, bark, sawdust, etc. on slopes 3:1 and flatter will be applied at a rate of 6-9 tons per acre or two to three-inches deep. Mulch materials applied to provide erosion control shall at a minimum cover 70 percent of the surface. This includes small grain straw or grass hay. When mulching with wood products such as wood chips, bark, or shavings, apply to a two-inch thickness if the soil is not well-drained and to a three

to four-inch thickness if drainage is good. Mulch materials applied to suppress weed growth shall cover 100 percent of the surface. The thickness of mulch will be determined by the size of the plant being mulched. Small plants must not be smothered. Small grain straw or hay should be applied six to 10 inches thick. Pine straw should be applied four to six inches thick. Wood wastes (bark, etc.) or shredded leaves should be applied four to eight inches thick. Mulch materials applied to establish vegetative cover shall be applied at a rate that achieves 50 to 70 percent ground cover to provide protection from erosion and runoff and yet allow adequate light and air penetration to the seedbed to ensure proper germination, emergence and disease suppression. Consider the effects of mulching on evaporation, infiltration, and runoff. Mulch material may affect microbial activity in the soil surface, increase

infiltration, and decrease runoff, erosion and evaporation. Mulched soil retains moisture, requires less watering and reduces the chance of water stress on plant materials. Mulch also minimizes evaporation from the soil surface and hence reduces losses from bare soil areas. Keep heavy mulches such as shredded hardwood three to six inches away from plant stems and crowns to prevent disease and pest problems. If you need more information or assistants, please contact the Haywood County Soil Conservation District or Natural Resources

Conservation Service (NRCS) at 731-772-2965 ext. 3 or at 1179 S. Dupree Street in Brownsville. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative

means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-7202600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 202509410 or call toll-free at 866-632-9992 (English) or 800-877-8339 (TDD) or 866-377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or 800-8456136 (Spanish Federalrelay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.




27 HP Kubota Gasoline Engine

31 HP, 3-Cylinder Kubota Diesel Engine

Water For Elephants Star Rating:

7 out of 10 “Perfect date night movie”

This week’s movie review is of the New York Times Bestseller, Water for Elephants, and ah, I can hear the men groaning from across town. But, in all fairness, I believed that I should start this column with a somewhat mellow movie to review since this entire summer will be trampled by a parade of action, sci-fi, and hero films. That being said, I have thrown all discrimination aside to deliver an unbiased movie review for you each week. As a bonus I decided to do some research on this one by reading the book first, and my first conclusion from watching the film was that this was a fantastic adaptation from the novel. Aside from a few discreet changes, it served up everything you expected. One improvement I was glad to witness was that

the movie itself was far less depressing than the book. And for those of you (pretty much all guys) who despise the pointless dawdling of a certain Robert Pattinson in movies, I saw no Twilight-likeness to his character or acting… surprisingly. The plot of this movie involves a young Polish college student, Jacob Jankowski, (a.k.a. Pattinson), who is growing up in the 1930s Depression era and encounters some traumatic and financial problems that result in him homeless, walking down the rail tracks looking for work. He fortunately stumbles upon a traveling circus where he is able to apply his unfinished scholastic skills to by becoming the animal veterinarian for the traveling show. Here he meets August (Christoph

Waltz), the somewhat sadistic and often bipolar circus owner, and his wife and star actress, Marlena played by Reese Witherspoon. All in all, I found this movie to be more than the standard “chick-flick” that every guy expects it to be. It has a compelling story with characters viewers can easily relate to and an exceptional villain. It is a great movie to take your date out to see; however, I wouldn’t recommend it for young children because of a few suggestive scenes. And, guys, do not fret. I can at least assure you that you will see Pattinson beaten to a pulp at one point. Therefore, I must give this movie a seven out of 10 rating and dub this film a perfect prospect for a “date night” movie. Until next week, I’ll see you at the theater.

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34 HP, 3-Cylinder Kubota Diesel Engine

23 HP, 3-Cylinder Kubota Diesel Engine

BX2360† 23 HP, 3-Cylinder Kubota Diesel Engine

RTV1140CPX 24.8 HP, 3-Cylinder Kubota Diesel Engine

WOOTEN TRACTOR CO. ÓäΣÊ79Êx£Ê-"°ÊUÊ "6 /" ]Ê/ 901-476-2631 * $0 down, 0% A.P.R. financing for terms up to 60 months on purchases of select new Kubota equipment from available inventory at participating dealers through 6/30/2011. Example: A 60-month monthly installment repayment term at 0% A.P.R. requires 60 payments of $16.67 per $1,000 borrowed. 0% A.P.R. interest is available to customers if no dealer documentation preparation fee is charged. Dealer charge for document preparation fee shall be in accordance with state laws. Only Kubota and select Kubota performance-matched Land Pride and equipment is eligible. Inclusion of ineligible equipment may result in a higher blended A.P.R. Not available for Rental, National Accounts or Governmental customers. 0% A.P.R. and low rate financing may not be available with customer instant rebate (C.I.R.) offers. Financing is available through Kubota Credit Corporation, U.S.A., 3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503; subject to credit approval. Some exceptions apply. Offer expires 6/30/2011. See us for details on these and other low-rate options or go to www.kubota. com for more information. † BX2660 shown as example only.


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Welcome to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nookâ&#x20AC;? this week Gail Littlejohn Steele (Mrs. Dewayne). Daughter of Geneva and Jimmy Littlejohn, Gail and her husband attend Harmony Baptist Church with their three beautiful daughters, Ellington, Elizabeth and Elaina. Gail has been cooking

for many years and one of her Christmas traditions involves cooking and sharing. She and her girls and two of her high school buddies and their daughters get together and make candies and cookies together to share with their families. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been with the Haywood County School

BEEF AND CABBAGE CASSEROLE from the kitchen of Gail Steele

system for a while now, and her warm and loving personality in combination with a dazzling smile make her a favorite with the children and teachers alike! She has shared some wonderful comfort food recipes with us this week... Happy Cooking!!

Gail Littlejohn Steele

4 cups shredded cabbage 1 pound ground beef 1 can tomato soup 1 soup can water 1 onion, chopped 1 tablespoon oil salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in skillet, add beef and onion, brown together until done. Add soup, water, salt, pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 to 4 minutes stirring constantly. Place shredded cabbage in a 3 quart casserole dish. Spoon beef mixture over cabbage. Cover and bake for 1 hour.

COFFEE CAKE 1 box yellow cake mix 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 1 cup sour cream ž cup sugar 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 ž cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13 x 9 pan. Combine cake mix, oil, eggs, sour cream in large bowl. Beat 2 minutes with mixer at low speed. Mix sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts in medium bowl. Spread ½ cake batter in pan. Spread ½ walnut mixture over batter. Repeat layers with batter then walnut mixture. Bake for 40 minutes. Serves 20.

POPPYSEED CHICKEN 4 boneless chicken breasts 1 can cream of chicken soup 2 cups sour cream 1 sleeve Ritz crackers 1 stick butter 2 tablespoons poppy seed

1 cup dark Karo syrup 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ cups pecans 1 unbaked deep dish pie crust Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir first 5 ingredients together using a spoon. Mix in pecans. Pour into pie crust. Bake on center rack for 55 to 60 minutes. Cool for 2 hours.


Boil chicken until done (reserve some of the broth). Cool and pull apart. Mix with soup and sour cream. Add a little broth to make it soupier. Melt butter and add crushed crackers and poppyseed. Line bottom of 13 x 9 dish with about half of the crackers and poppyseed. Pour in chicken mixture and top with the rest of the crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

1 head cabbage butter bacon bits garlic cloves black pepper Quarter cabbage. Separate layers and put butter slices, bacon bits and garlic cloves in cabbage. Sprinkle with black pepper. Wrap quarters in aluminum foil and put on hot (300 degrees) grill. Cook for about 90 minutes for firm texture. The longer you cook it, the more tender it gets.


Brown sausage until done, drain if needed. Cook rice according to directions on box. When rice is done, add meat and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.

4-6 chicken breasts 1-2 slices bacon for each breast 8 ounces sour cream 1 can cream of mushroom soup black pepper

1-2 cups whole milk 2 fresh bananas 1 cup strawberries 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup vanilla yogurt 12 ice cubes combine all ingredients in blender and blend on high speed until smooth (approximately 2 minutes) makes 2 servings.

Mix all ingredients in a microwavable bowl. Cook for 2 minutes, stir, cook 2 more minutes, stir, 2 more minutes and serve.

1 pound sausage 1 (8 ounce) block of cream cheese 1 can crescent rolls Lay cream cheese out before cooking sausage to soften. Brown and drain sausage. Slice cream cheese and add to skillet with sausage. Place half of crescent rolls on bottom of casserole dish, then layer on the sausage/cheese mixture, then top with other half of crescent rolls. Cook in 350 degree oven until rolls are brown.


Wrap chicken breast with bacon and put in 9 x 13 pan. Mix sour cream and soup. Sprinkle black pepper on chicken, then pour soup mixture over chicken. Cover with foil and cook at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, then take off foil and bake uncovered for 30 more minutes.


1 (16 ounce) bag frozen whole kernel corn 1 stick butter 1 (8 ounce) block of cream cheese


SAUSAGE AND RICE 1 pound deer or pork sausage 1 box Zatarainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rice


1 large egg 1 cup buttermilk Âź cup bacon grease 2 cups buttermilk self-rising cornmeal Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat cast iron skillet with bacon grease. Place in oven until hot. Beat egg, stir in milk, grease and meal until smooth. Pour into hot skillet. Bake until golden brown.

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Happy Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day from Veranda Family Restaurant

Youto a retirement are invited reception honoring

Come and celebrate with Veranda Family Restaurant with our always great buffet and extra desserts just for Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. D nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Do n t forg forg fo rget get abo bout out ut o ou ur e ur eve very ve ryda ryd day 8o 8oz. z. rib ibey ye sp spe ec cia ial al with wi th sa alllad ad and ad nd des esse sert se rtts fo rts for or $ $9 9.9 . 9

Ruth Taylor May 5th, 2 - 4 PM Jim McAdams State Farm 100 N. Washington Brownsville, TN

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Scholarship Committee holds Block Party The Nola Walker Bond Scholarship Committee held their annual scholarship fundraiser in the old Kroger parking lot last Saturday, April 30. The fundraising event featured Sheriff Melvin Bond as the guest speaker of the event, with performances from the Haywood High School Gospel Choir and Sunny Hill Elementary School Choir. Sunny Hill Elementary Choir decides to perform a little dance with their song number.

Elma Rogers says a few words concerning Nola Walker Bond.

Sunny Hill Elementary student Montavious Bell performs a solo.

M.C. Albert Harris keeps the program moving.

The Haywood High School Gospel Choir performs.

Water heating is the third largest energy expense in your home. It typically accounts for about 12% of your utility bill. Here are four ways to cut your water heating bills: use less hot water, turn down the thermostat on your water heater, insulate your water heater, or buy a new, more efďŹ cient model.

25 N. Lafayette Ave 772-8845

Brownsville Utility Department

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The May 5, 2011 issue of the Brownsville States Graphic

The Brownsville States Graphic May 5, 2011  

The May 5, 2011 issue of the Brownsville States Graphic