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BROWNSVILLE 147th Year â&#x20AC;˘ No. 19


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Haywood County, Tennessee

One Section, 20 Pages


2013 Leadership Class graduates

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Education see pages 7-9 Pictured above: The graduates of the 2013 Leadership class (not pictured-Joyce Pirtle). Pictured right: JoAnn Finn, President of the Leadership Board, presented Drew Magruder with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thinking Outside of the Boxâ&#x20AC;? Award. Photos submitted BY JENNIFER WILLIS

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The 2013 Leadership Class students graduated Thursday, April 25 during a ceremony at the Brownsville Country Club. The students attend monthly sessions where they learn about topics such as tourism,

economic development, and government to help them learn more about Haywood County and become better leaders for their community. Each class also chooses a project, and this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project was to award a $500 scholarship to a REACH Academy graduate. The re-

cipient has not been chosen yet, but that announcement will be coming soon. Renee Moss, Director of the Chamber of Commerce, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would like to thank the Leadership Board for all of their hard work and dedication to this program. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it without them.â&#x20AC;?

This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graduates were: Johnny Bradford, Senica Cephus, Terry Chambers, Tim Chapman, Clinton Francis, Joey Geter, Vincent Harvell, Drew Magruder, Renee Moss, David Prine, Holt Pritchett, Teri Robinson, Glenn Stoots, Regen Thornton, and Joyce Pirtle (not pictured).

Haywood County residents observe National Day of Prayer

Pray for America was the theme for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Day of Prayer. Grover Westover played â&#x20AC;&#x153;God Bless America,â&#x20AC;? which was followed by a prayer from Chris McCurdy. Each person in attendance was asked to name something that they were thankful for after the prayer. Photos by Jennifer Willis

Several injured, one airlifted after one-car accident on Highway 70

A one-car accident on Highway 70 Wednesday, May 1 resulted in one person being air lifted and at least one other person being transported by ambulance. Firefighters had to cut the door off of the vehicle in order to get one of the victims out (pictured left). There were three adults and two children in the car at the time of the accident. Both children were out of the car and seemed to be suffering from only minor injuries. A request for a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, but the report was unavailable at press time. Photos by Jennifer Willis

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Greer named Soldier of the Week BY SPC. SHARMAIN BURCH

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This week’s Third Army/ARCENT Soldier of the Week is Sgt. Kenneth M. Greer, Third Army/ARCENT, finance budget technician. The Brownsville native was assigned to Third Army/ ARCENT after serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom with Charlie Detachment, 24th Finance Company from 2010 to 2011. Greer, who has served more than four years in the U.S. Army, is the youngest and the only of four siblings to enter into the military. He comes from a family of veterans as his mother, Marilyn, who retired from the Air Force, served in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom during her 17-

year military career, said Greer. He said being deployed to Iraq made him appreciate being an American. “Iraq was a different way of life and culture,” he said. “It humbles you and makes you realize there’s no place like being home in the States.” Although Greer’s goal is to earn promotion to staff sergeant he also wants to be more involved in the community of Sumter, S.C., by volunteering more at the YMCA. Q: What are your current military/ professional goals? A: To get promoted to staff sergeant. Q: What would you like to be doing 10 years from now? A: I am expecting to be a father to a boy in August, so I hope to be playing sports

with my son one day. Q: Besides being a soldier, what did you want to be when you were younger? A: I wanted to be a professional basket ball player but I prioritized work over school and after a while I thought that to be an unrealistic goal for me and I’m short for a basketball player. Q: What is your favorite thing about being a soldier? A: Being a soldier has brought structure to my life. It molds you to be a better person if you follow the Army Values in your personal and professional life. Q: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you want with you? A: I would want my family, a satellite

phone and my weapon. Q: If you could spend an hour with anyone, who would it be and why? A: I would want to spend it with Jay-Z because I’m curious how he went from rags to riches; what inspired him to be successful. Q: Where is your favorite place to vacation? A: Home! It’s my place of relaxation. Q: What was the best birthday gift you ever received? A: It was on my birthday while I was deployed, my wife thought of my birthday from being so far away and the thought of her thinking of me touched me, along with it came an Xbox 360. Q: If you could attend any live event, what would it be? A: Miami NBA championship.

Rotary recognizes Dr. Tommy Russell On Tuesday, May 7, at its’ regular noon meeting, the Brownsville Rotary Club recognized Dr. Tommy Russell for his significant contributions to The Rotary Foundation and presented him with a Paul Harris Fellow +8 recognition pin containing 3 rubies. Dr. Russell has been a member of the Brownsville Rotary Club since August 1, 1978, and was selected to serve as President in the 1983-1984 Rotary year. He became a Paul Harris Fellow in August, 1987, after reaching the $1,000 contribution level to The Rotary Foundation. The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. The Fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution of $1000 to the humanitarian and

educational programs of The Rotary Foundation. Those programs include an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world and enhance international friendship and understanding. Foundation programs provide educational opportunities, food, potable water, health care, immunizations and shelter for millions of persons. These activities are funded, implemented and managed by Rotarians and Rotary clubs around the globe. Fellow member and Club Foundation Chairman George Tyree made the presentation to Dr. Russell and told Club members, “Today, you are witness to one of the most significant achievements in our Club’s almost 90 year history. This accomplishment surpasses those from the 217 Rotarians

that were past members of the Brownsville Club, as well as those of any of the 31 other current members. The Club currently has 17 members that are Paul Harris Fellows, and in concert with previous PHF’s, have contributed a total of $86,502 to The Rotary Foundation over the years. Dr. Russell’s generosity and leadership has enabled the Brownsville Club to be among the Top 10 Clubs in the District for the past four years on a per capita giving basis, and has been the cornerstone for each member in the Club contributing to the Foundation and achieving the Every Rotarian Every Year Club giving status for each of the past four years. Dr. Russell is truly an outstanding Rotarian, and a worthy ambassador of the George Tyree (left) presented Dr. Tommy Russell (right) with a Paul Brownsville Rotary Club.” Harris Fellow +8 recognition pin. Photo sumbitted

Haywood County Site Added to the National Register of Historic Places spans Tipton and Haywood counties in West Tennessee. The centerpiece of the 213acre farm is the 1834 Taylor farmhouse. Other historic resources on the property include a barn, dairy parlor, hog house, tenant houses, granary, smoke house, well house, chicken house,

pond, cemetery and the agricultural fields. The Taylor family began farming here in the 1830s and the land continues to be farmed. The changes to the resources and addition of buildings on the farm reflect the evolution of agricultural trends, such as changes in crop production and

sharecropping. The farm is an important part of the agricultural and architectural history of Tipton and Haywood counties. The house is a fine example of a Federal I-house and the farm itself is representative of pre-WWII progressive farming and post-WWII agricultural innovation.

CRESTVIEW HEALTH CARE & REHABILITAION CENTER Inc. 704 Dupree Brownsville, TN 38012 • Phone (731) 772-3356 Photo sumbitted and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources. The Tennessee Historical Commission administers the program in Tennessee. “The National Register honors places that help Tennesseans understand our heritage and what makes our communities unique and enjoyable,” said Patrick

McIntyre, executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission. “We are confident this recognition will help retain these unique sites for future generations to know and appreciate.” The site recently added to the National Register of Historic Places was: Oak Hill Farm Oak Hill Farm

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Community & Church News On the Agenda

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Brownsville City Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:30 p.m. Brownsville City Planning Commission 4th Thursday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m.

Haywood County Election Commission 2nd Thursday of the month â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:30 p.m. Haywood County Planning Commission 2nd Thursday of every month - 7 p.m.

Brownsville Historic Zoning Commission 3rd Thursday of every month - 4 p.m.

Haywood County School Board Meeting 2nd Tuesday of every month â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 p.m.

Brownsville City Court Room

Stanton Planning Commission Meeting 3rd Thursday of the month â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 p.m.

Brownsville Utility Board 1st Tuesday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m. at the Utility Office Haywood County Commission Meeting 3rd Monday of every month

Stanton Town Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 p.m. Tennessee Driver

License Service County Clerk, Sonya Castellaw issues Tennessee Driving License and ID renewals and duplicates Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone: 772-2362 Craig Fitzhugh

London Branch M.B. Church Rev. Julius Harden and London Branch M.B. Church will be having their Annual Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Program Sunday, May 12. Their 11 a.m. speaker will be Evangelist Mary King-Taylor. New Revelation Baptist Church New Revelation Baptist

Church, 400 Rawls Street, will be having a 25th Church Anniversary on Sunday, May 19. Guest speakers will be Dr. Isaac Fincher from FortWayne, Indiana, at 9:30 and Dr. James Adams from Hammond Grove Church of Arlington at 3:30. Host Pastor is Harold M. Perkins. NAACP Haywood County Branch The NAACP Haywood County adult branch monthly meeting will be Monday, May 6, 2013, 6:00 p.m., at the Haywood Co. Parks and Recreation, 100 Boyd Av. For more information call 731-772-4578. Traffic Enforcement

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Roadblocks The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a Seat Belt Checkpoint on 05-17-2013 in Haywood County in the evening hours. Our main focus will be unrestrained drivers. The checkpoint will be conducted in the central portion of the county. Troopers will concentrate their efforts on unrestrained drivers and within Haywood County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these Traffic Enforcement Roadblocks to be an effective means of enforcing the motor vehicle statutes of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

South Hatchie Volunteer Fire Department will be having a Fish and Chicken supper with all the trimmings on May 10 at 5 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by a local group. Univeristy of Tennessee Extension Office University of Tennessee Extension Office Producing High Quality Home Fruits and Vegetables Seminar Monday May 13, 2013 10:00 a.m.-12:00 (morning session) 6:00-8:00p.m. (evening session) Call 772-2861 for information

UT Extension Offers Health Events for Women and Girls BY TENNILLE SHORT Kicking off on Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, May 12, 2013, National Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Week will be celebrated through May 18, 2013. This annual observance is headed up by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Office on Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health, and focuses on highlighting the importance of women taking care of themselves and staying on top of their health. According to, the objectives of National Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Week are to visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventative screenings, be physically active, eat healthy, pay attention to mental health (including getting enough sleep and managing stress), and avoid unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, not wearing a

seatbelt or bike helmet, and texting while driving. UT/TSU Extension is offering a couple of programs that support the health of girls and women during the month of May. Both of these programs have registration deadlines and limited space, so anyone interested in participating in either should contact the Haywood County Extension Office as soon as possible by phone at (731) 772-2861. A registration form will be provided for you. Spring Fling: A Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Symposium Grab your mom, best friend, co-worker, or neighbor and head to Jackson for the first annual Spring Fling event on Friday, May 17 from 9 am until 2:30 pm at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center, located at 605 Airways Blvd. This event is $12 and includes

a catered lunch, health screenings, giveaways, vendor booths, a Drums Alive demonstration, breakout sessions, and an exciting keynote speaker. The breakout sessions are topics that are timely and important to womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health and include exercise, relaxation, breast cancer awareness, and information on glutenfree eating. Health screenings include bone density, vision, blood pressure, cancer risk assessment, and balance. There will also be a variety of vendor booths ranging from chiropractic services, to dietician services, to gift items. Dr. Andrea Harper from the Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clinic in Jackson will close out the event with a very engaging talk on gynecological issues. Dr. Harper is very knowledgeable in her field and will share her information in a lively

and frank discussion. Registration for this fun event ends soon. Girl Talk Every summer, girls ages 9-12 and their mothers come together for Girl Talk, where they learn about body changes, sexuality, decisionmaking, and family values in a relaxed setting! They play games, eat snacks, do fun activities, and win door prizes for correct answers. At the end of the four weeks, the mothers and daughters have improved their communication skills and learned so much. And the daughters are equipped with the tools they need in order to deal with changes that are happening to them and pressures they are facing. Girl Talk will begin on May 7 at 6:00 pm at the

UT/TSU Extension Office, located at 100 South Wilson Avenue. Classes will meet each Tuesday during the month of May from 6-8 pm. The first session is for moms only. Mothers and daughters attend the remaining three sessions together. This class will be taught by personnel from the UT/TSU Extension Office and the Haywood County Health Department. The registration fee is $25 per mother/daughter pair and covers all program materials, snacks, and prizes. The focus of Girl Talk is to encourage better communication between parent and child. If preteens feel comfortable talking to parents about tough issues, they will be more likely to consult parents as they go through

the teen years and make difficult decisions about sex, tobacco use, and other issues that they may encounter. Parents need to make their children aware of what the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s standards for conduct are while leaving the door open for honest communication and open discussion. Teen pregnancy continues to be a huge problem in Haywood County. The teen pregnancy rate is twenty points higher than the rate for the state of Tennessee. The Haywood County Community Health Council promotes different programs including Girl Talk that aim to reduce the local statistics and help young people avoid risky behavior. Everyone must register in advance.

Corker Praises Passage of Marketplace Fairness Act Statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rights Bill Passes Senate by a Vote of 69 to 27 U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., made the following statement today after voting for final passage of S. 743, The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I applaud the Senate for passing this statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rights bill that will give states like Tennessee the flexibility to collect the revenues that are due under current law if they choose,â&#x20AC;? said Corker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think most Tennesseans would agree that we are fortunate not to have a state income tax, and to ensure that remains the case, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important our sales tax system works. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vote is a step in the right direction in making sure local brick-and-mortar businesses and online retailers are on the same playing field.â&#x20AC;? In an op-ed in The Tennessean last month, Corker and Senator Lamar

Alexander, R-Tenn., wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The Marketplace Fairness Act] is about two words: statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rights. The legislation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which would allow states to collect state sales taxes already owed on remote purchases from outof-state-businesses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is about letting states set their own tax policy without asking Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permission. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the spirit of the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and the spirit of this country.â&#x20AC;? In a Wall Street Journal last month, former Reagan economic advisor and Nashville resident Art Laffer, wrote in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Addressing e-fairness from a progrowth perspective creates several benefits for the economy.â&#x20AC;? Last month, syndicated columnist Charles

Krauthammer voiced for the Marketplace Fairness Act on Fox Newsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Special Report with Bret Baier,â&#x20AC;? saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The real issue here is the fairness argument â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an old fashioned store, you have to have your customers and you pay the sales tax and online you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Which, I mean, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already at a disadvantage if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an old fashioned store: you have to have, you have to cover rent, and you have to cover insurance and all that. So I think you want to have something that will level the playing field. You can do it one of two ways. You abolish all sales taxes for real stores and nobody pays. Or you get the Internet people to pay the sales tax as well. I think the second one is the only way to do it, obviously.â&#x20AC;?

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Off the Beaten Path with Jerry Wilson

Somebody’s gotta do it Monday night, May 20th, the Haywood County Commission is scheduled to discuss and vote regarding the question of Haywood County Metro Government. This will be a great challenge for the members of the Commission. While challenges are certainly not new for them, this could be one of the many difficult challenges they have faced through the years. They have a tough job but someone has to do it and that’s why we elect them. We think we always know the right thing to do and some of us may believe that our ideas and opinions regarding an issue are better than the people we elect. That being true, we should be the one holding the office. When I vote for the commissioner or alderman representing my district, I am providing that person my support and trust that he or she is more in tune with the subject. If I felt for one moment that I could do better than they are doing, then why not throw my hat in the ring. I have never told one of my representatives how they should vote. On many occasions, I have shared some possibilities that might be considered

as they are preparing for a vote. There are twenty members of the County Commission that are more exposed to facts than we are. They have information that we the voters may not even be exposed to or made aware of. After all, that’s why we elected them. County commissioners should know all the ins and outs of county government and city aldermen should know the same about city government. Both chambers have financial watchdogs that keep an eye on the cost of those projects and we certainly appreciate their efforts. After analyzing all the information gathered as well as the general concerns of local citizens, both chambers are now preparing for a vote. Either chamber has the option to vote “no” and kill the issue or vote “yes” and send the issue to the next level. Here’s what’s next regarding the issue of consolidated government for Haywood County. The Haywood County Commission will consider the issue at its next scheduled meeting in the county court house Monday evening, May 20th. If the

majority vote of the commissioners is a “no” vote, the issue is dead. If the majority vote is “yes,” the process will continue at city hall when the Mayor and Board of Aldermen take up issue at their regular June meeting on the second Tuesday. If the majority of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen should vote “no,” the issue is dead since both chambers must vote “yes” in order for the issue to go to the second level. If the city board vote is a “yes” vote, the next step is to organize a charter committee that will draft a proposed charter for metro government. The charter committee will consist of 15 members. County Mayor Franklin Smith will select ten members and City Mayor Jo Matherne will select five members. The proposed charter will then be placed on a referendum and the voters of Haywood County will make the final decision. The County Commission must fund up to $50,000 to cover expenses incurred for drawing up the proposed Charter. If you have questions regarding metro government, speak with your county commissioner or city alderman.

Happy Teacher’s Appreciation Week! And Happy Mother’s Day Mom, I love you! With the 2012-2013 school year inching ever so close to an end, my children are counting down the days until summer break, and I bet the teachers are, too! I wrote a column a couple of weeks ago about Haywood County Schools, and how fabulous they are. So, I don’t want to be redundant, but I would like to give a heartfelt “Thank You” to all of the teachers that have worked so hard this year! A special thank you goes to Mrs. Pam and Mrs. Susan for all that they have done for my children this year. My children love you both, and I am grateful for that! I believe it makes a difference in a child’s experiences at school when their teachers genuinely care for them, and Haywood County is lucky to have teachers who do just that! I look forward to many more years with the Haywood County School System, and I am sure that we will continue to have nothing but positive experiences! With that being said, I cannot believe this school year is almost over! It seems like school just started a couple of weeks ago! This will be the first summer since I have had

children in school that I won’t be spending all day, every day with them while they are on break. It makes me a little sad, but I know that they will take excellent care of them at Brownsville Baptist Child Development Center! I’m sure they have lots of fun activities planned for them this summer, and truth be told, they’d rather hang out with the other kids all day than with mommy. Now, for the most important part of this week’s column: wishing my mother a Happy Mother’s Day! I know that everybody says this, but my mother really is the best mom a girl could ever hope for. She has always been there for me, and has always shown me an unconditional love that I never understood until I became a mother myself. My mother is a strong, caring, and amazing woman. She is beautiful, inside AND outside. She is my role model. She is my “person.” She is my best friend, and I can’t imagine life without her. I know that no matter what is going on in my life, my mother is there, and it has always been that way. I am truly grateful to God for her, and I hope that one

day I can find the right words to make sure she understands exactly how much I love her, and how important she is to me. She guided me as a child, and continues to do so now that I am an adult. It is because of her that I am who I am today. She taught me how to love, how to live. She taught me that life isn’t perfect, and that I should always follow my heart. She taught me everything, and I pray daily that one day my children will look at me like I look at her. So, to my mother: Mom, I can’t find the words to say what I would like to say. Nothing that I can think of seems like it would even begin to describe the amount of love and respect that I have for you. However, I want you to know that I love you with all of my heart, and I am forever thankful that I get to call you “mom,” and Sarah and Jacob get to call you “Nannie.” You hold a special place in my heart, and I owe everything I am to you. You have always been an amazing mother, and are an even more amazing grandmother. I don’t know where I would be without you. I love you very, very much!


By 28th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Clayburn Peeples

The Tennessee Derby The eyes of the entire sporting world, and much of the non-sporting world as well, were on Kentucky this past Saturday afternoon as the most famous horse race in the world, the Kentucky Derby, was run. Kentucky is known, and has been for a century, as the world center of thoroughbred racing and breeding, but there was a time when Tennessee’s racing industry had an even better claim to that title. During the 1800's, Tennessee was considered to have the best horse racing stock in the country. One of the first of the great Tennessee horsemen was President Andrew Jackson, who once was part owner of a Nashville racetrack, and he also owned and raced several famous race horses. As a matter of fact, it was a dispute that started after one of his horses had raced that led to the infamous duel in which Jackson killed a man, an incident that would dog him throughout his political life. But the incident didn’t cool his ardor for racing horses. He even took three horses to Washington with him when he was elected president and raced them there under his nephew’s name. Horse racing was far and away the most popular sport in America at the time, and Tennessee then had no superior at producing fine racing stock. By 1840 there were no fewer than ten race tracks in the state, most of them in Middle and West Tennessee. Dresden, Paris, Bolivar, LaGrange, Memphis and Somerville all had tracks at one time. In 1843 a Nashville track hosted what was, at the time, the richest horse race in history, offering a prize of $35,000, a phenomenal amount then. It was billed as “the race of the century.” Belle Meade, “Queen of Tennessee Plantations” became known in the 1830's as one of the leading stud farms in America, a position it held throughout the century, and even though it didn’t survive past the early 1900's, its bloodlines could be found in most of the winners of the Kentucky Derby throughout the 20th Century. In 1839 there were 160 prominent stallions listed at stud across the country, and Tennessee boasted of having 37 of them. By the middle of the century Tennessee was at the very center

of America’s purebred horse industry. Then came the war, the Civil War, and when Union armies took over Middle and West Tennessee they commandeered virtually all of the breeding stock in the state, and for four years the state’s horse race industry came to a complete halt. But the war didn’t dampen Tennesseans’ enthusiasm for a good race, and the “Sport of Kings” continued to be the most popular public activity in the state. In addition to thoroughbred racing, harness racing also became popular, especially in rural areas. In 1882, the New Memphis Jockey Club was organized, and it bought an old prewar racetrack southeast of Memphis (on land that would someday become the Mid-South Fair Grounds) and started holding races there. In 1884 they began holding a stakes race called the Tennessee Derby. A “derby,” by the way, is simply a race that offers a prize to the winner. It’s called a “derby” in honor of the first person to hold such a race, the 12th Earl of Derby. The new Tennessee Derby was a huge success, quickly becoming nationally known in horse racing circles, and by 1900 it was one of the most famous races in America, rivaling the Kentucky derby in both prizes and prestige. Some say it was even more famous at the time; when people spoke of “the Derby” back then; they were probably referring to the Tennessee Derby. Just north of Memphis was a famous harness racing track, the North Memphis Driving Park, billed as the fastest race-

track in America, and it was. Record after record was shattered there, and the most famous trotters and pacers in America were brought to Memphis by their owners to take advantage of its speed friendly turf. Its premier race, the Memphis Gold Cup, was thought by many to be the most prestigious harness race in America at the turn of the last century. But then, in 1906, the Tennessee Legislature outlawed gambling on horse races, and racetrack owners quickly found out that without being able to bet on them, people had no interest in going to races. Tennessee’s horse racing industry, once poised for world preeminence, vanished, almost overnight. Who knows what might have happened if the legislature had not done that. The Tennessee Derby, rather than the Kentucky Derby, might just have become the one race that everyone knows about, the world’s most famous. And “The Run for the Roses” with all the money it brings in, might be held every year in the middle of Memphis instead of Louisville. And rather than singing “My Old Kentucky Home” at those 3,000 plus Kentucky Derby parties held across the nation last week, the tune just might have been “The Tennessee Waltz.” And as for those fabled mint juleps? They would be made with either George Dickel or Jack Daniels Tennessee sippin whiskey of course. Could it really have happened that way? Yes, it could have, and it almost did.


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Ms. Katherine Sue Blackwell Date of Death - May 1, 2013

Ms. Katherine Sue Blackwell, 61, of Moscow, passed away May 1, 2013,

at Baptist Hospital in Collierville. She was a seamstress and cook and a Seventh Day Adventist. Katherine is survived by her children: Marie Schroeder (Dan) of Fayetteville, AR, Renee Ferrell and William Ferrell of Brownsville; her mother: Marie Blackwell of Moscow; her sisters: Patricia Lindsey and Shirley Jewell and brothers: Roger Lindsey and George Blackwell; grandchildren:

Levi and Ethan Schroeder, Raven Ferrell and Faith and Hannah Miles, and Zoe, Riley and Willehmena Ferrell. She was preceded in death by her father, Curtis Blackwell and her brother, Rusty Blackwell. A memorial service was Saturday, May 4, at Collierville Funeral Home with a reception to follow. Memorials may be sent to the Somerville Seventh Day Adventist Church, P. O. Box 424, Somerville, Tn 38068.

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Mrs. Flossie Mae Cole Date of Death - April 30, 2013 Mrs. Flossie Mae Cole, 93, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Haywood Park Community

Hospital in Brownsville. Funeral services were Saturday, May 4, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Brownsville States Graphic

Brownsville. Interment followed in Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Brownsville.

Mrs. Virginia Marbury Walker Date of Death - April 29, 2013 Mrs. Virginia Walker, age 92 of Brownsville, passed away April 29, 2013. She was a member of Brownsville Baptist Church. Virginia worked in the Haywood County School System and was loved by all that knew her. Mrs. Walker was preceded in death by her parents: Henry

Clay and Birdie Iona Marbury; her husband: Taylor Walker; two brothers: Willie Marbury and Earl Marbury. She is survivored by two daughters; Robbie QuiltyClark and husband, Butch; Ann Walker Kiproff and husband, Peter; three grandchildren: Taylor Quilty (Kristen),

Zach Quilty and Lauren Kiproff; one great granddaughter: Avery Elizabeth Quilty; and three sisters: Opal Stewart, Birdie Blackwell and Betty Roaten. A memorial service for friends and family will be held May 13 at 2 PM at Brownsville Baptist Church.

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TTAP and Star center access express bus steer peopole with disabilities toward beneficial assistive tchnology Tennessee Department of Human Services and Jackson STAR Center work together to provide mobile assistive technology in western rural communities

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Mrs. Shani Karyse Brunson-Brown Ari Nicolles Brunson-Brown Date of Death - May 3, 2013 Mrs. Shani Karyse Brunson-Brown, 35, and her infant son, Ari Nicolles Brunson-Brown, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 3:00 P. M. at Faith Deliverance Church in Brownsville. Interment will be in Knights of Pythias Cemetery in

Brownsville. There will be a visitaiton on Thursday from 2:00 P. M. until 2:30 P. M. at Faith Deliverance Church. She is survived by her husband, Clifton L. Brown; her mother, Shirley Brunson; her father, Arnold Clark; a sister, Alisha; brothers, Arnold “T. C.”, Aaron, David and Aubrey and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Mr. Billy Claude “Bull” Starnes Date of Deat - April 28, 2013

Mr. Billy Claude “Bull” Starnes, resident of the Williston Community and employee of Precision Coils Company in Brownsville departed this life Sunday evening, April 28, 2013, at the Methodist Hospital in Somerville after becoming suddenly ill at his residence. He was 52 years of age and died unexpectedly of natural causes. Celebration of Life Services for Mr. Starnes that included a University of Tennessee Sports Theme were conducted Thursday, May 2 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland with Rev. Ken Culver, pastor of the Warren Community Church officiating. The service was concluded with a favorite U.T. selection “Rocky Top” and interment followed in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery on Highway 64. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center — West Chapel at Oakland. Mr. Starnes was born June 30, 1960 in Waukegan, Illinois. He Brownsville States Graphic (Brownsville, Tenn.) May 9, 2013

was preceded in death by his parents, William Claude Starnes and Hilda Holloway Starnes. He moved at an early age to Fayette County with his family and attended local schools. He was a graduate from the Rossville Academy. Mr. Starnes had been employed for a number of years by the Precision Coils Corporation at locations in Somerville and Brownsville. He was a former CAD programmer for Precision Coils and in recent years, served as a designer for the company. Mr. Starnes had been a resident of the Williston Community for over 30 years and was of the Baptist faith. An avid sports fan of the University of Tennessee for much of his life, Mr. Starnes enjoyed all kinds of music. He will be remembered as a peopleperson who enjoyed the friendships of both family and his many friends in the Williston

Community and at his place of employment. Fishing in earlier years was a favorite pastime and he had a lifelong love for animals. Mr. Starnes is survived by his sister, Tammy Starnes, of Williston, and his extended family of friends and employees of Precision Coils. Those honored to serve as casketbearers were Bobby Parks, Kevin Treadway, Louis Stackley, IV, Stan Matheson, Ben Dennie and Anthony Harvey. H o n o r a r y casketbearers were Billy Dobbs and Louis W. Stackley, III. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, c/o Linda Taylor, 16845 Highway 64, Somerville, TN 38068. Condolences may be left on our online guestbook at www. PeeblesFuneralHome. com.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) state office recently welcomed the STAR Center Access Express bus. It is tasked with providing technology assessment and assistance to people with disabilities. The Star Center staff provided demonstrations of the type of technology available to people with disabilities that can assist them with daily functions that are often taken for granted such as watching television, using a computer or having a conversation. The Access Express bus is a mobile function of the Tennessee Technology Access Program (TTAP), a statewide program provided by the DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services. The fully wheelchair accessible STAR Center Access Express is based on a 42-foot Blue Bird bus that houses multiple on-board computer workstations and enough space to conduct most of the same demonstration and evaluation services found at the STAR Center’s Jackson facility including: Computer Access Evaluations, Assistive Technology (AT) Evaluations, A u g m e n t a t i v e and Alternative Communication E v a l u a t i o n s , Workplace and Home Accommodation

Evaluations and Community Outreach. In order to maximize the number of individuals and families served, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), TTAP and other community partners collaborated with the STAR Center in Jackson to fund and build the mobile technology center evaluation and demonstration lab. The bus is designed to bring many of the services offered through the VR and TTAP programs at the STAR Center to more rural communities. Doing so increases access to residents who might not otherwise have an opportunity to utilize the same benefits of more urban based communities. Currently the Access Express travels to 21 counties in West Tennessee. “Due to their disability, often the individuals we serve experience lack of transportation and other barriers that make coming to us for services more difficult,” said Kevin

Wright, Executive Director of the TTAP program. “The Access Express allows us to lessen those barriers by bringing services to the communities where clients and their families live.” TTAP has focused on activities that allow individuals with disabilities, state government agencies and the business community to find solutions to the challenges that many individuals with disabilities face when getting an education, finding a job or simply being a part of their community. The STAR Center Access Express bus also serves as an education and public awareness tool to introduce individuals with disabilities and their families, educators, employers, businesses, local and state government agencies and other community organizations to assistive technology and the ways technology can help them all.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Weekly Devotional “Pleasantly surprised” is how we describe something good coming out of an unexpected situation. Luke 24:1-12 record two “surprises.” Jesus has been crucified and buried. The women are coming to the tomb with the spices they prepared for the body. Imagine how they must have felt. All their hopes and dreams…all their expectations had been shattered. Jesus was dead and all their hopes of God’s deliverance died with Him. There are tragedies and trials in our lives as well that cause us to sink into despair. Of course, the women were surprised when they reached the tomb and it was empty. But more instructive for us is the fact that the angels who were in the tomb were surprised that the women hadn’t believed Jesus’ words. Luke 24:5-7 records the angels saying, “Why are you looking for the living among the dead?” Then the angels reminded them that Jesus had told them He must die and rise again. If they had just trusted what He said, they would have never fallen into despair in the first place. Jesus has also made the believer specific promises. Rather than wallow in despair, simply wait on the fulfillment. Jason Velotta - Christ Church ASSEMBLY OF GOD DANCYVILLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 13925 Hwy 76 North FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 700 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-1242 BAPTIST ALLEN BAPTIST 5533 U.S. Hwy. 79 N. • 772-3930 ANTIOCH BAPTIST 8432 Hwy. 79 N. • 772-5682 ANTIOCH BAPTIST Tibbs Community Church 9327 Tibbs Rd BETHESDA MISSIONARY BAPTIST 126 Baxter St. • 772-3388 BLUFF CREEK BAPTIST 3480 Dr. Hess Rd. • 772-6433 BROWNS CREEK BAPTIST 673 Brown Creek Rd. • 772-2288 BROWNSVILLE BAPTIST 5 N. Wilson Ave. • 772-9753 BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY BAPTIST 1200 N. Mclemore Ave. • 772-0717 CALVARY BAPTIST 624 Hatchie St. • 772-0192 CANE CREEK BAPTIST 1904 Cane Creek Road • 772-1033 CHAPEL HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1077 Shaw Loop • 772-4840 FIRST BAPTIST 311 E. Jefferson St. • 772-1187 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST 294 Friendship Rd. • 772-8060 GOOD HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 554 HILLVILLE RD • 731-254-9818 HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH 4684 Eurekaton Rd. • 731-254-8746 126 N. Dupree Ave. • 772-4826 HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST Hickory Grove Haynes Rd. • 772-1259 HOLLY GROVE BAPTIST 8488 Poplar Corner Road • 772-2627 KEELING BAPTIST CHURCH 16675 Hwy 70 West • 731-608-0833 IGLESIA BAUTISTA CRISTO REY 1458 E. Main St. • 772-6024 LONDON BRANCH BAPTIST London Branch Rd. • 772-2283 LOWER SALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1230 E. Jefferson St. •

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HHS students hold Cultural Day With the funds from a mini-grant from Haywood County Schools, students of HHS Band teacher Dumanic Wade and art teacher Jennifer Friedman collaborated on a Cultural

Day on Friday, April 19. Students researched and set up display tables with food, art, and music from the United States, Irelan and Mexico. The purpose of this project was to broaden the students’

horizons and gain an appreciation of other cultures. In the future, Ms. Wade and Mrs. Friedman intend to expand the project to include other cultures and volunteers from the community.

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HCS Summer Express coming soon! Haywood County Schools will once again hold its Summer Express program from June 3 through 14. The popular summer classes are (STEAM) Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math-based with an emphasis on Common Core Standards enrichment. The applications for

Summer Express are in the offices at Haywood Middle, Haywood Elementary and East Side schools. This program is for current first through seventhgrade students. The application deadline is Friday, May 17, and there is a limited number of student openings. “We will accept applications

at each of the schools on a first-come, firstserved basis,” Summer Express Director Don Sims said. The classes will be held each morning from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Students can come at 7:45 for breakfast and stay until 12:15 for lunch. Bus transportation will be provided on a limited basis.

Nursing...To the Next Degree. The Haywood County Schools-sponsored Summer Express programs have been very popular with parents and students alike over the last few years. The variety of the enrichment classes have filled up the program quickly each summer. The deadline to participate is Friday, May 17. Photo submitted by HCS

Kavious named “Youth of the Month” Kavious Fields, son of Latonya Fields, was chosen as the April “Youth of the Month” at the Boys & Girls Club of Brownsville. Kavious is a 6-year-old Kindergarten honor roll, and received awards from Anderson for perfect attendance, English, and Reading. Kavious’ favorite subject is Music. Kavious enjoys playing video games, jumping on his trampoline and playing baseball.

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Lamarcus Williams named HHS Student of the Week Lamarcus Williams, son of Tracie Williams and John Williams, is a senior at Haywood High School. He is the president of the Bible Club, a fourth-year cadet in the AFJROTC, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletics and has participated in the school musical. Lamarcus has enlisted in the Army National Guard and plans to attend UT Martin and major in Civil Engineering. He enjoys working out, running, going to YMCA and reading the Bible. He is a member of Christ Faith Tabernacle Church. His JROTC sponsors say Lamarcus is a hard-working and determined young man who wants to be successful in whatever he does. Photo submitted HCS

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

HHS Band wins in Florida band competition

The Haywood High School Marching Tomcat Band attended Band Rewards Weekend in Panama City Beach, Florida, April 25-28, competed in a parade competition and was judged in the categories of drum major, drum line, and color guard. The Marching Tomcats received first place for drum line and drum major and second place for color guard. Dumianic Wade is the HHS band director. Photo submitted by HCS

Mr. Straton â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s Biology II class celebrates Earth Day

Photos submitted by HCS On Monday, April 23, many people celebrated Earth Day by turning out lights, unplugging power cords that were not in use, using cloth napkins, and other such activities. Haywood Highâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Biology II class, led by Mr. Tim Stratton, has been celebrating all year with their new recycling project. However, on Monday, they added a new dimension to their project by planting a tree. They started off their festivities by giving back, not only to the earth, but also to their teachers who have given them things necessary to life. The students put their money together and, with the help of Coach Stratton, bought and made chicken wings to serve their teachers free of charge. It was a small way to say thank you to those who give so much time and effort for their students every day. The class then went

to the front of the school where they planted a flowering pear tree which will produce oxygen; become a home to birds, squirrels and insects; and provide shade to students waiting on rides. It will both help the environment and show school spirit by budding white and purple flowers. Planting a tree is not the only thing the Biology II class has done to help the environment. Thanks to their efforts, Haywood high, for the first time, can recycle. The students began the project at the beginning

of the year and have kept it going ever since. They collect approximately 3,000 pounds of recyclable waste each month, so by the end of the 2012-13 school year, they will have collected close to 27,000 pounds. Coach Stratton is in the process of stretching this program to other Haywood County Schools and has already made productive headway. Just like the new tree, we hope the recycling program will reach and grow and help the environment in the process.

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GEAR UP College and Career Fair has students thinking about their future

Golden Circle Life Insurance Agency

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Haywood County Ambulance Authority

Banks Law Firm

Southwest TN Electric Membership Corp.


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Seventh- and eighthgrade students and parents from Haywood Middle School had the opportunity to explore careers and higher education choices as Haywood County GEAR UP TN hosted the Haywood Middle School College and Career Fair in the HMS gym on April 30. Local and regional professionals from business, medical, education, technology, law enforcement, military and postsecondary institutions were present at the event. Students and parents rotated to tables and were able to talk to recruiters about the programs offered at regional colleges and technology schools, as well as talk to various professionals about possible future careers. They were able to find out

Photos submitted by HCS about programs offered at colleges and tech schools, as well as the present costs of attending those schools. Financial information about going to college or tech schools was provided by representatives from REDI and TSAC. Students asked many questions about the kind of education required to work in certain fields, the salary that comes with it and what makes the profession unique. “This was a great event that will help students become collegeand career-ready,” said GEAR UP Director Jackie Whitten. “Also, it helped students learn about the businesses and careers available in Haywood County.” College, technology schools and careers

represented included: Banks Law Firm, Brownsville Police Department, First State Bank, Golden Circle Insurance Agency, Inc Haywood County Board of Education Technology Dept., Haywood Co. Ambulance Authority, Haywood County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson State Community College, REDI - Regional Economic Development Initiative, SWTDD, Southwest Community College, Southwest TN Electric Membership Corporation, State Farm Insurance, Teknor Apex, Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, Tennessee Technology Center at Whiteville, University of Memphis at Lambuth and the U. S. Navy.


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Tomcats upset Covington, fall to Crockett

By JEFF IRELAND Haywood made a nice run in the District 13-AA Tournament that included a huge win at Covington, a team that advanced to state last year. But Crockett County stopped the Tomcats in an elimination game in Union City on Tuesday, 7-0, ending Haywood's season. “I think we had a successful season,” said Haywood head coach Chris Messer. “We held together … Hopefully we've taught these guys some lessons they can use for a time to come.” Crockett County starter Daniel Kail was too much for Haywood on Tuesday. He pitched a complete-game four-hitter with nine strikeouts and no walks. The Cavaliers, who went on to beat Milan later in the day and earn a spot in the region tournament, scored three runs in the first inning and three more in the third to take control of the game. Scott Vanstory had two of Haywood's hits. Jarron Bryant doubled and Blake Porch added a single. Monday's elimination

game between Covington and Haywood went right down to the wire. Haywood trailed 3-2 until the Tomcats pushed two runs across in the top of the sixth to take the lead. The Tomcats turned double plays in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings to end the game and Covington's season. Bryant pitched five and two-thirds innings to earn the win. He struck out one and scattered five hits. Porch relieved him with one out in the sixth and held Covington scoreless to get the save. Seth Birdsong had Haywood's only RBI. Byrant, Porch and Thomas Currie each singled. Haywood finished the season at 12-23 a year after winning 20 games for the first time in school history. But the Tomcats played a much tougher schedule and advanced further this year in the district tournament. “We had a lot tougher schedule this year … Probably the toughest schedule they've ever had here,” Messer said. “We made it one game further this year. We

Haywood's Blake Porch slides into Covington third baseman Dalton Carlton just as the ball arrives during District 13-AA Tournament action Monday afternoon in Covington. Porch hopped up after the ball got past Carlton and scored on the play in the first inning. Haywood won 4-3, ending Covington's season and extending their own. Photo by Jeff Ireland

Tomcat Jarron Bryant delivers home during district tourney action Monday in Covington. Bryant pitched five and one-third innings to earn the win in a 4-3 Haywood victory over the Chargers. Photo by Oscar Esquivias played that schedule to get ready for the district tournament.” Haywood snuck up on

a lot of teams last year. This year that wasn't the case as Haywood faced most team's top pitchers.

“That's the way it was this year,” Messer said. “I'm extremely proud of this senior class. I told

these guys they accomplished a lot in their four years here … It was just a great season.”

South Gibson ends Lady Cats’ season By JEFF IRELAND The Haywood High School softball team's season came to an end on Monday with a 5-3 loss to South Gibson in round two of the District

13-AA Tournament. But there were plenty of positive things for first-year head coach Holly Chilcutt and her players to take away from the 2013 season. The Lady Cats won five games, four more

than last year, and were competitive against several teams that routed them last year. “I was proud of them,” said Chilcutt, whose team will lose four seniors. “It's a rebuilding process. Next year we

should really be on our game.” Monday's season finale was close throughout. Haywood jumped ahead 1-0 and the scored was tied 2-2 through four innings before the Lady Hornets scored two runs

on an error to take the lead. In the seventh inning, Haywood loaded the bases with two outs but could not push the tying runs across. “We were hitting all night,” Chilcutt said.

“They just kept catching them.” Kaitlyn McBride had an RBI triple in the game for Haywood. Haywood lost its tourney opener 9-2 on Thursday against Crockett County.

Tomcat boys win Union City Relays By JEFF IRELAND The Haywood High School track team geared up for the postseason last Thursday at the Union City Rotary Relays. Both the boys and girls team fared well and there were several stand out individual performances. The boys team finished in a tie with Union City for first place, while the the girls edged the home team by one point to take second. Several relays teams found success at the meet, incuding the 4x200 relay team of Willie Franklin, Justice Brown, Bryce Young and Jalen Ellison. The group took first with a school-record-breaking time of 1:31.40 and also qualified for the 2013 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Track & Field Championship, which will be held at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C., June 14-16. The girls 4x800 relay team (Patsy Jameson, Maija Bradford, Mireya Puli-

do and Dannon Eubanks) took third with a time of 12:24.90, while the boys’ 4x800 relay team (Deonte Brown, Franklin, Joshua Wilson and DeMarious Douglas) placed second with a time of 9:06.50 The girls 4x100 relay team (Chelsi Jones, Roneshia Alexander, Tarris Johnson and Natasha Bommer) placed third, while the boys 4x100 team (Darius Pirtle, Brown, Young and Ellison) won the gold medal with a season best time of 44.38 The girls 4x200 relay also won the gold medal with a season-best time of 1:49.70. Jones, Alexander, Shaw and Bommer just missed qualifying for the Track & Field National Championship. Other results: • Tarris Johnson placed second in the triple jump with a career best jump of 30-08.75. • Kaderran Bond won the shot put with a mark of 46-10.50, while teammate Montravious Maclin placed fourth with a distance of 39-02.00

• Jalen Elliott won the long jump with a distance of 20-06.50. • Maija Bradford placed seventh in the 3,200-meter run. • Kayla Shaw placed third in the 100 hurdles with a time of 19.30. • Jalen Bond finished second in the 110 hurdle race with a season-best time of 17.27. • Brown placed fifth in the100 meters with a time of 11.51. • Dannon Eubanks and Victoria Ramirez placed fifth and sixth, respectivelt, in the one mile with times of 6:40.20 and 6:46.40. Eubanks broke the school record in the event. • Brown and Josh Wilson placed third and fourth, respectively, in the one mile with times of 5:15.80 and 5:26.60. Brown broke the school record in the event. Haywood returns to action today in the subsectionals in Dyersburg. The west sectionals, where state meet bids will be up for grabs, will be held next Thursday and Friday in Memphis.

Haywood senior Kaderran Bond, the school record holder in the shot put, took first place at last week's meet in Union City. Photo submitted

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Around Town

By Marty Williams Vicki Williams loved her lunch at Logan’s Roadhouse with Travis, Krystle and James Chilcutt. Afterwards, she and Travis visited with her Mama, Doug and Tyler. Roland and Ann Reid have just recently returned from a great 63rd Wedding Anniversary vacation at The Greenbrier America’s Resort, in White Sulphur Springs located in the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia. The resort was started in 1778 as people came for the Sulphur springs and has undergone many revisions and owners since. It now consists of over 6,000 acres and is noted for “The Bunker” that was begun in 1959 under the Eisenhower Adm. and was kept secret until May 31 1992. It is a huge resort with a Sam Snead gold course, horses, a medical building and anything else you would want at a resort. John and Janice Parker had a wonderful week in Riviera Maya, Mexico with her sister and her husband. They had fabulous food, fun and beautiful weather. She is glad to be home. Tildon and Sarah Haynes say it looks like Sophie will be here May 31 if everything continues to go smoothly! Laura Grace Cozart, daughter of Adela and James Cozart and granddaughter of Jo

and Roland Cozart, participated in a musical concert at USJ this past weekend! Happy Nurses and Teacher appreciation week! The world would not be the same without you here to teach us and help us get well! Thank you for all that you do! Angela Jackson, daughter of Butch and Peggy Jackson, was asked to present her research at the American College of Medical Genetics national meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Her sister, Kimberly Jackson Briseno, went with her for the week and they had a great time. Butch’s brother Phillip, and his brother’s wife, Mary, recently purchased a vacation home nearby in Scottsdale; so they gave them all the best tips on where to eat. One night they ate at The White Chocolate Grill where everything is made with white chocolate. One of the highlights for Angela was that she presented her research in the same section as The Mayo Clinic’s genetics team. That was extraordinarily special since Angela sought treatment from them 3 years ago and then decided to pursue a career in clinical genetics. Joe and Susan Sills had a great week recently as son, Joe moved to Del Ray Beach, Florida to become the National Product Developer for a Senior citizens

assisted living service headquartered there. He is sending frequent photos of his South Florida neighborhood, palm trees, beaches, and boardwalks! Evan Morey graduated from Bethel University, Saturday, May 4 with a degree in Business Administration. He and his four children reside in Milan. Evan graduated with a 3.9 average which entitled him to the “summa cum laude” title as well. Way to go, Evan!!!! David and Susan Garland spent the last weekend in April in Oliver Springs visiting with their daughter and her family. They went on to Greenville on Saturday and visited the Andrew Johnson home and museum there. That night, they attended a concert by the Raleigh Ringers (handbell group based in Raleigh, NC). Their daughter-in-law, Jessica Garland, graduated from the LPN program that same Friday night. May 4, my brother-in-law, Jon Freeman, from Silver City, NM visited with us for a bit. Jack and Glenda Pettigrew celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary. Glenda thinks Jack is the best husband a girl could ask for and…can’t believe it has been 18 years! She says ‘Life is Good!’ Let me hear from you! Aroundtownmarty@aol. com or 780-4111.

UT Ex Extxtetension Gardeners Promote Beneficial Plant Interactions with Intercropping By Walter Battle Intercropping is a planting technique that farmers and gardeners can use to promote beneficial plant interactions and perhaps reduce the need for pesticides says Dr. Annette Wszelaki, University of Tennessee Extension Commercial Vegetable Specialist and Director of Organic and Sustainable Crop Production program. Intercropping is the growing of two or more crops in close proximity to promote beneficial interactions between them, Wszelaki said. “The use of intercropping can provide benefits to a management system, including decreased insect pest pressure, reduced need for external inputs, increases in biodiversity, enhanced production and lower economic risk,” she said. Several spatial arrangements can be used, and plant density, maturity date and plant architecture are considerations: Row intercropping refers to two or more crops grown together at the same time with at least one crop planted in rows; Strip intercropping refers to growing two or more crops together in strips wide enough to permit separate crop production using machines but close enough for the crops to interact; Mixed intercropping has no distinct row or strip

arrangements; Relay intercropping is used for planting in succession, where a second crop is planted into a standing crop at the reproductive stage before harvesting. Wszelaki adds that when using intercropping, producers should consider reducing seeding rates to avoid overcrowding. “Rates should also reflect the desired yield for each crop. Staggering planting and/or harvesting date’s takes advantage of peak resource demands, reducing competition between crops,” she said. This includes plants with a variety of heights and growth patterns and also ensures reduced competition. “For example, a tall corn plant can capture sunlight and create a beneficial understory environment for a low-growing, shadetolerant species,” she said. The vegetable production expert reminds producers and gardeners to plant species susceptible to certain common pests alongside non-host plants to provide a physical barrier to insect pest movement. “This limits the spread and decreases the likelihood of damage to susceptible varieties. For example, separating plantings of solanaceous crops, such as tomatoes and potatoes, that are susceptible to Colorado potato beetle, with a non-host crop such as corn, can reduce the

movement of Colorado potato beetles from one solanaceous crop to another.” Wszelaki adds that planting multiple species enhances biodiversity and encourages beneficial insect populations that can offer natural biocontrol. “Beneficial interactions between plants can confuse insects, lowering insect pest levels, lessening the extent of damage and reducing the need for external inputs,” she said. “Inclusion of multiple crops utilizing different environmental niches increases the productivity per unit of land, allowing for financial diversification, as well as a reduced financial risk in the event of crop failure.” More information about intercropping is available online in a fact sheet coauthored by Wszelaki, Trap Crops, Intercropping and Companion Planting, UT Extension publication W235-F, available online at https:// utextension.tennessee. edu/publications/ Documents/W235-F.pdf



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Allen News By Sandi Bishop

We’re so proud of our graduating seniors. Taylor Killen, Katie Dedmon, Aliceson Hobock, Katie Lewis and Maggie Herron and their families were honored at a luncheon following the Sunday morning service. These young people are the future of our church and our country - and we wish them well as they graduate and move on to the next chapter in their lives. And thanks so much to Taylor Dedmon for the special music on Sunday morningwe’re always happy to have Taylor “home” to worship with us. Vacation Bible School will be here soon. It’s set this year for June 3-7. We’re so glad to have our “go-to” gal, Martha Rodgers, up and about following her hip replacement surgery so she can do what she does best - coordinate and organize. More details about times and sign up in a couple of weeks. The Tennessee Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Chain Saw Unit 108 had a benefit “stew” Saturday. Thankfully, the weather cooperated and they

had a good turnout. The stew was delicious and they “sold out” - about 200+ gallons. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported this worthwhile effort. Again, we never know when a disaster might leave us in need of help from this ministry. Happy, happy birthday this week to one of my dearest friends, Mary Ann Flowers - hope you have many more Mawgal! And a very Happy Anniversary to Charley & Pat West (good job keeping him in line, Miss Pat)! Please pray for Eddie Ruth Ricks, Debbie Rodgers, Robbie Piercey, Brenda and Doug Kendrick, Dorothy Cobb, Haley Green, Billy Vanetter, Barbara Flores, Ernest Lytle, Mary Williams, Virginia Davis, Lynette Pratt, Leslie Warren, Gerry Taggerty, Tommy West, Vondia White‘s family, Lena Slack and Neil Keltner’s mother, Miss Pansy. There are so many folks all around us who are sick, hurting or grieving - and we need to pray that the Lord will give us the wisdom to recognize their needs

and the kindness and love to reach out to them. Please especially pray for baby Zander Young (4 months old), and for his parents, R.J. and Tiffany. Zander has been in the hospital for about three weeks and has many medical issues. R.J. and Tiffany have two other children, Makayla (4 years) and Nate (19 months). We love this sweet family and our church family is lifting them up many times a day in prayer, but I’d like to ask our readers to please make this family a special prayer concern. Congratulations to our friends, John and Millie Hight, who recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. Sonny has figured it up and says when we’ve been married 72 years; he’ll be a hundred and thirty-nine! Call or e-mail me with news - remember, I can’t write about it if I don’t know it or 772-2200. And, finally, a thought to reflect on, “A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t”.

Wellwood/Zion News By Denise Phillips Brother Bobby Russ continues to share the message of the “Glory of God” at Zion Baptist Church. Sunday morning he said, “God created everything out of nothing” and proved it through the Word of God. His focus was on Genesis 1:1 and the Psalms, but he used various other Scriptures and videos to share the Glory of God in Creation! Sunday night he focused on our responsibility as a Christian, using Psalm 19 and Romans 1 and 10. He closed with Psalm 19:14 which states, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” Jimmy enjoyed a visit from Earnest Kirkland Tuesday and I heard that he and Kay were at Zion Sunday morning. They came to the second service so I didn’t get to see them, but I did get to see Kaitlyn Schwarz one last time before she leaves for Disney World. She will be working there for eight months before she gets to come home. She was so excited, but will be missed greatly! Ricky and Carolyn Joyner left after first service to attend Calvary Baptist where he led the music due to the absence of their director. He also shared

his testimony with the congregation and continues to praise God for His awesomeness. Although the men were hoping for twenty at the prayer breakfast since it was the National Day of Prayer, they had eighteen. Brother Tim McPherson from Poplar Corner brought the devotion for this faithful group that meets each Thursday morning at 6:00 at ZBC. If you would like to join, they would love to have you come and pray together. Katherine Tritt and Greg Rodgers received many nice gifts from a wonderful crowd of people at Zion Thursday night. They will marry June 29th and make their home on Zion Road. My granddaughter, Lillie Mae Phillips, and I traveled to Murfreesboro Saturday to attend a Gymnastics Show that another granddaughter, Lyla Grace Rainey, was participating in. Afterwards, we went to Dairy Queen and celebrated her winnings before heading home. Mark your calendars

and pray for these events coming to ZBC! Baby dedications will take place on Mother’s Day at both A.M. services with no P.M. services. Baby shower for Thomas and Kristin Carlton’s little girl will be May 14 at 6:30. Graduates will be recognized May 19 during both services followed by a fellowship at the lake Sunday night at 6:00. There will be one combined service at 11:00 Memorial Day followed by a pot-luck meal and a special flag raising ceremony at the cemetery. No P.M services. Bridal shower to honor Aubrey Swanson, bride-elect of David Conway will be held May 25 at 2:00. Zion’s VBS Kickoff will be held May 29 at 6:00. Continue praying for sick folks and their families, military personnel and families, shut-ins, those mourning loss, and the leaders of our country. Call me at 772-4257 or email me at phillipsd6@ if you have news. People want to know!

Correspondents The Brownsville States-Graphic



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sugar Creek

Crestview News

Senior Living Community News

By DeDe

We welcome Mrs. Naomi Burse to our facility and hope she enjoys her stay with us. Thank you, volunteers, for coming this week: Christ Temple ladies, First Assembly of God Church ladies, and Bingo ladies. Thank you to everyone who helped make our residents birthday party a happy one. The dining room was filled with family and other residents all wishing our residents a very happy birthday. Thank you to E.W. James Bakery for the delicious and lovely birthday cake they made. Each birthday resident’s name was written on top in pink and there were pink roses on it, also. It was a white

cake with whipped icing. Delicious! Also, thank you to Oakview Baptist Church for the thoughtful birthday cards. We extend sympathy to the families of Mr. Michael Gray and Mrs. Flossie Cole. They are truly missed. Our residents thoroughly enjoyed Lillian Langford playing her guitar and singing spiritual songs on Monday. We certainly appreciate her coming and providing us with such lovely entertainment. National Nursing Home Week begins May 12-18. We have several special events scheduled for that week: Monday, May 13-Hawaiian

Musical by Rusty Eason and Team at 10:30; Mayor Jo Matherne will be signing our Proclamation, proclaiming May 1218 as National Nursing Home Week, on May 14 at 9:30; also on May 14, Kris Grauel will be entertaining us with his piano musical talent @ 1:30; on May 15 we will be taking the residents on a lunch outing to Kentucky Fried Chicken; on May 16 Hooker Farm will be here with the petting zoo and pony rides; on May 17 Elvis Musical-Brian Lee Howell @ 10:30. Fun and exciting events every day; come and join us. Thought for the week: Kind words bring forth kind echoes.

What a great day to be alive! Thank you, dear God, for all the beautiful things you allow us to be a part of. We are blessed to be alive and able to enjoy the life we all have. Sugar Creek is so blessed to have the residents we have living with us, they are some of the most wonderful people anyone can ever encounter. The love they show for each other and the staff is so overwhelming at times. It is really just a great place to be on any given day. If you haven’t been in a while come and visit because you are really missing out on some wonderful blessings. Thank you

Brownsville Baptist Church, for the lovely flower arrangement brought to us. We appreciate you thinking of our residents. Morgan and Jo Tankersley, family of Lily Peak, sent us some pretty flowers in memory of Ms. Lily. We miss her something terrible, but we know she is enjoying where she is now, Home. Cinco de Mayo at Sugar Creek was so much fun. Our residents enjoyed steak fajitas, Mexican rice and a side salad for lunch. The Mariachi band came and our residents loved it. Some of our staff was up, dancing and just having tons of fun. The famous

Smoothie Bar was here to fix up some terrific drinks for everyone. Check out our Facebook page and see what fun we were having at Sugar Creek on Friday afternoon. We hated to see Curlin Lea leave to go back home. He has other plans to take on at this time and we will sure miss him. The walking in the halls after breakfast just won’t be the same without meeting him as he did his daily laps. Our relay for life fundraiser will finish up week one on Wednesday. We will let you know the results from week one in next week’s column. Have a good week, everyone.

Holly Grove News By Martha H. Jones “When We Trust God” was the subject of the message. We must never forget who God is. He is the one and only God, the Holy Almighty God of the universe and must have priority in our lives. He is not the man upstairs as some refer to Him. The people had become too familiar and casual with God and had distanced themselves from Him, so He allowed them to face their enemies on their own. They were in dreadful trouble, but finally to their benefit, they recognized their problem after a time and repented. America needs to wake up and realize without God, we will be in serious trouble. As people individually and as a nation returns to God, He will again stand by us. The choir, under the direction of Brother Ralph Brown and accompanied by Nancy Campbell, sang “Heaven’s Jubilee” for special music. Prior to the services, everyone stood as the high school graduates marched in. Each one came forward and told of their plans following graduation and was presented a Bible by

Brother Fred Campbell on behalf of the church. Following church services, they were carried out for a meal together. Happy Birthday to Danny Haynes, Milton Booth, Sierra McClinton, Bryan Tidmore, Brittany Mathias, Rachel Lomax, Emily Baker and Dee Dee Long. Happy anniversary to Mike and Jackie Coburn. Congratulations to Heather Jones Bolinger. Her major at UT Knoxville was in nursing and she graduated in the top ten of her class. But Heather wasn’t satisfied to be an RN; she continued her education at Lincoln Memorial University in Herrogate. On Thursday, she was pinned, and on Saturday she received her Master of Science and Nursing and became a nurse practitioner. Heather and her husband, Ryan, and little son, Jensen, live in Maryville where she has worked as a nurse since college. Family members attending were Alan and Debbie Jones, Kellie King and Lois Davis. Those on the sick list this week needing our prayers are: Betty

Barden, Jan Wynn, Carolyn Covington, Perry Watridge, Joann Smith (who is scheduled for surgery), Billie Lynn Haynes, Leland Simpson and Bobby Perry. We rejoice with Ashlyn Young and her good report. Others are Fletcher Lewis, Virginia Taylor, Butch Wilson, Danny Murphy, Judy Hart, Gaylon Turnage and Hinton Climer. Also include Phil Emison, Louise Autry, Melanie Jones and Charlie Roland. Three of the men at Holly Grove Church, Glenn Clayburn, Jerry McClinton and Alan Simms get to church early each Sunday morning to prepare and serve breakfast from 9 a.m. to 9:40. Sunday night was a special service at the church. We observed a Solemn Assembly worship service and lifted high the Lord God with the observance of the Lord’s Supper, praise, honor and prayers. It was led by Brother Ralph Brown. Most of us had never attended a service like that, but we highly recommend it.

Union News By Sylessie Ross I must express how Willie and I enjoyed ourselves Sunday afternoon at Antioch Baptist church with Pastor Robert Johnson. They celebrated their male chorus anniversary which included several guest male choruses. I extend a wonderful job well done to Jennette Wiggins-Cole who was the facilitator for the afternoon. Genett Rogers’ daughter, Charlene, along with some of her grandchildren all went to the Old Country Store to celebrate Gennett’s birthday. Gladys Forrest flew from Gary, IN and has been in Arizona for a couple of weeks spending time with her mom, Annie Flora Forrest, and sister, Evelyn Jean. My condolences to the families of Pearl Gray, who I have known my whole life and was a lifelong member of my home church, Browns Creek. Also, the family of Flossie Mae Cole. The mother of Janice Lee-Rogers, Dale, and

Mike Lee. The family of Shani Karyse BrunsonBrown and little baby, Ari Nicolles Brunson-Brown. Continue to check on our elderly and be an inspiration towards our younger generation. Sick and Shut In: Flossie Snipes, Kecia Green, Mildred Walker, Annie Pearl Franklin, Evelyn Jean Forrest Shaw, Laura “Peaches” Snipes, Peggy Currie, Ewell Callaway, Eva Kinnie, Mable Phillips, Hank Currie, Willie D. Chapman, Mary Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Perry, Georgia Hines, A.C. Pirtle, Cynthia Bullock, Butch Wilson, Fletcher Lewis, Victoria Dickerson, John Duckworth Sr., L.C. and Elma Pirtle, Luvenia Boyd, Edward Vaulx Jr. and Annie Flora Forrest. Thought For The Week: “Positive Agenda” There’s much incompetence, injustice, negativity and outright evil in the world, but you don’t have to take it personally. Instead of letting it bring you down,

let it inspire you to live at an even higher level. It’s easy to get discouraged by difficulties and misfortune. Yet it is just as easy to become positively, purposefully determined when you make that choice. There are all sorts of people who have all sorts of agendas. Your best choice is to live by your own, most positive and life-affirming agenda. There’s no need to get into petty arguments about which way is best. Simply express your values and opinions by the way you live. Adopt a positive agenda, and re-commit yourself to it each day. Let it guide your thoughts, feelings and actions, so you won’t be recklessly tossed around by the negativity of others. Live with a positive agenda, not in order to feel superior but rather so you can give the best of yourself to all of life. Live with a positive agenda, and experience the fulfillment of a life that has sincere meaning and purpose.

Reneé Moss

Chamber of Commerce Director

Welcome to our newest Chamber Member, Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic! Fast Pace is having an Open House on Friday, May 10. They are located at 1137 South Dupree Street, Suite 400. A Ribbon Cutting will be held at 12 pm with refreshments afterward. Fast Pace has Urgent care clinics in Collinwood, Savannah, Mt Pleasant, Centerville, Lewisburg, Fairview, Selmer, Lawrenceburg, Lexington, Sparta and Huntingdon offering medical care for people with busy lifestyles. No appointments necessary! Fast Pace will be open to the public beginning Monday, May 13. Their hours are: Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm,

Saturday: 8am – 6pm and Sunday: 1pm – 5pm. This week our Chamber Corner spotlight is on Brownsville Utilities. For the past fiftyeight years, Brownsville Utilities has served the people of Brownsville and parts of Haywood County with electric, water, wastewater, natural gas and propane utilities. They are committed to providing this community with the lowest possible rates and the best possible service. Their forty-six employees are constantly undergoing training and attending classes and seminars to keep current with ever-increasing

certification and license requirements and technological advances. They are proud of the fact that their rates are among the lowest in the state. Their employees are aware that service to their customers is their most important concern and strive always to provide that service with courtesy and efficiency. Brownsville Utilities purchases its electricity from the Tennessee Valley Authority. Natural gas is purchased from the Tennergy Corporation and transported over Texas Gas Pipeline. To learn more about Brownsville Utilities, go to Working together creates success!

Hillville - Eurekaton News By Vicki Williams “Praise God in everything you do.” This is our Thought for the Week as published in the Upper Room Devotional by Jacob Schneider of Maryland. The act of praise from those who love God pleases God. When we sing in worship, we aren’t performing for the approval of the people around us. We’re lifting our voices to please God, who loves us, cares for us and died for us. The quality of our vocal efforts is not important to God. God doesn’t care if we sing like angels or bleat like goats. God, who created us, knows our abilities. I love to sing but I can’t carry a tune, but I praise God by making a joyful noise. There will be a Fish/ Chicken dinner at the South Hatchie Volunteer Fire Department on Friday, May 10 beginning at 5:00 p.m. There will also be a bake sale and Wildwood Express will be performing. For more information contact Nancy Hendrix at 7720966. The Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Women met in the home of Barney and Vickie Garrett on Wednesday, May 1. A couple of the men folk tagged along and visited with Barney. Barney cooked hamburgers/

hotdogs for the ladies. Those in attendance were Sue Goodman, Barbara Hayes, Jerry and Peggy Lewis, Danny and Marcia Watson and myself. A great time was had by all in attendance. Thank you, Barney and Vickie, for being such gracious hosts to the United Methodist Women. Congratulations to Jerry and Vonda (Williams) Miller who were united in marriage on Saturday, May 4 at Mt. Pleasant UMC. We wish you many years of happiness. Sunday evening, April 28, Mt. Pleasant Church hosted an In-Church singing. The Mt. Pleasant children sang, the choir sang and various members of the congregation sang. Following the singing, refreshments were served. April birthdays were recognized during this time also. A great time was had by all in attendance. Rain or Shine, It’s Relay Time. Relay is scheduled for June 8 on the Brownsville Court Square beginning at 5:00 p.m. Sue Goodman, Aleta Bradford, Renea Townsend and I enjoyed the musical presented by the Cancer Queens on Saturday evening, May 4 at College Hill. This was

a very informative and fun way to raise cancer awareness. Following the program, we enjoyed supper at the Burger Basket. Prayer list includes Claude Sensabaugh, Shirley Morgan, Carol Bruce, Ronald Bruce, Lillie Goodman, Jimmy Swain, Nancy Smith, Billie Kirkland, Christine Watson, Annette Goodman, Richard Kirkland, Enid Powell, Dorothy Bruce, Roscoe Martin, Ceree Canady, Israel, The Nation and the Community. Sympathy to the families of Mr. Michael Gray, Mr. Frank Climer, Ms. Janie Rameriz, Mrs. Flossie Cole, Mr. Jerrell McMullen, Mrs. Pear Gray and Miss Jolene Russell, and Mrs. Mary Owen in the loss of their loved ones. If you have news to share, please call me at 772-1885, after 5:00 p.m. Until next week...God bless.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 21, 2006, executed by DEBORAH GOLDEN FKA DEBORAH RICE, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, ESQUIRE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee recorded November 27, 2006, in Deed Book 31, Page 93-114; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-MLN1 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on May 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the HAYWOOD County Courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held at the HAYWOOD Courthouse, located in Brownsville Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: LYING AND BEING IN THE 7TH CIVIL DISTRICT OF HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF WALNUT HILL CIRCLE, SAID POINT BEING 25 FEET WEST OF CENTERLINE, CHISEL MARK FOUND ON LINE ON CONCRETE CURB, SAID POINT ALSO BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 85, WALNUT HILL ACRE SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 198, PAGE 699, AND PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100, REGISTER`S OFFICE, HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE; THENCE SOUTH 12 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST 79.86 FEET ALONG THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF WALNUT HILL CIRCLE TO A POINT, CHISEL MARK FOUND ON LINE ON CONCRETE CURB; THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST 146.15 FEET ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 84 TO AN IRON PIN FOUND; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST 80.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET; THENCE NORTH 78 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST 145.18 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 86 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AS SURVEYED BY WALTER R. POWELL, R.L.S. 832, MARCH 30, 1994. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DEBORAH GOLDEN FORMERLY KNOWN AS DEBORAH RICE BY DEED OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 202, PAGE 148, REGISTER`S OFFICE OF HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 075M D 01900 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 724 WALNUT HILL CIRCLE, BROWNSVILLE, TN 38012. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER (S): DEBORAH GOLDEN FKA DEBORAH RICE OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn

the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #48656: 2013-04-25 2013-05-02, 201305-09 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated March 31, 2000, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded April 3, 2000, at Book 221, Page 85 and re-recorded on April 24, 2000, at Book 221, Page 384 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Stacy Hammond, conveying certain property therein described to Hunter Simmons as Trustee for First South Bank; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on June 12, 2013 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the South margin of Carlita Street and 25 feet from the center of same, said stake being Northeast corner of Lot 1; runs thence South 0 degrees 40 minutes East to the East line of Lot 1, 106.5 feet to a stake; runs thence East 94 feet to stake, said stake being the Southwest corner of Lot 3; runs thence North 0 degrees 40 minutes West to the West line of Lot 3, 106.5 feet to a stake, said stake being the Northwest corner of Lot 3 and in the South margin of said street; runs thence West with and in the South margin of said street 94 feet to the point of beginning. Subject to restrictive covenants recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 98, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee. Legal description has been revised in accordance with an Attorney’s Affidavit filed for record in October 22, 2008 at Book 60, Page 185. ALSO KNOWN AS: 493 Carlita Street, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: Stacy Hammond; Community Choice Financial Services fka Southern Financial, Inc.; Community Choice Financial Services fka Southern Financial, Inc. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at

any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1286-147051 DATED April 18, 2013 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee INSERTION DATES: April 25, 2013, May 2, 2013, May 9, 2013 FHA No. 482-3313767 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_awoodard_130418_1313 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW. REALTYTRAC.COM SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on May 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM local time, at the front east door, Haywood County Courthouse, Brownville, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Terry Lee Emerson and Tammy Ann Emerson, husband and wife, to Hunter Simmons, Trustee, on December 18, 1998 at Book 211, Page 692; all of record in the Haywood County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association The following real estate located in Haywood County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described in deed of record in Book 211, Page 692; in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee Secondary Property Address: 3679 Highway 70A & 79 North, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 Parcel Number: 056-016.06 Current Owner(s) of Property: Terry Lee Emerson and wife, Tammy Ann Emerson, as tenants by the entirety Other interested parties: First South Bank The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3679 Highway 79 North, 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 referenced 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. 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. 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. 09-020895 Publication Dates: 05-02-13 , 05-09 & 05-16-13 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated March 30, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded March 30, 2007, at Book 36, Page 860 in Office of the Register of Deeds for Haywood County, Tennessee, executed by Carolyn A. Moore, conveying certain property therein described to C. Thomas Hooper III Atty as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Global Trust Mortgage LLC, its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee.

NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on May 29, 2013 on or about 11:00 A.M., at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point in the West margin of BrownsvilleWhiteville Road, which point is the Southeast corner of Walter Fergie as recorded in Deed Book 110, Page 35, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, and the Northeast corner of the herein described tract; thence from the point of beginning and with the West margin of BrownsvilleWhiteville Road South 09 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West 252.00 feet to the Northeast corner of David Howard as recorded in Deed Book 204, Page 207, Register’s office, Haywood County, Tennessee; thence with the lines of Howard the following calls: South 81 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West 173.00 feet; North 09 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 252.00 feet to the Southwest corner of Walter Fergie as recorded in Deed Book 110, Page 35, Register’s Office, Haywood County, Tennessee, thence with the South line of Fergie, North 81 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East, 173.00 feet to the point of beginning as surveyed by Reasons Engineering, Registered Land Surveyors, on July 26, 1995. ALSO KNOWN AS: 4533 Eurekaton Road, Whiteville, Tennessee 38075 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: Carolyn A. Moore 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. 931-233216 DATED April 23, 2013 INSERTION DATES: May 2, 2013, May 9, 2013 & May 16, 2013 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ asims_130423_ 727 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW. REALTYTRAC.COM NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, HAYWOOD COUNTY WHEREAS, Marco D. Pugh executed a Deed of Trust to SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Lender and Larry A. Weissman, Trustee(s), which was dated March 21, 2008 and recorded on March 31, 2008 in Book 52 at Page 245, Haywood County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debt(s) and obligation(s) thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the current holder of said Deed of Trust, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee, by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Haywood County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and that as agent for the under

signed, Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on June 4, 2013, at 12:00PM at the usual and customary location at the Haywood County Courthouse, Brownsville, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Haywood County, Tennessee, to wit: Being Lot No. 50 of the coming Home Subdivision Shown of record in Plat Book 2, Page 208, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to the grantor herein by deed recorded in Record Book 52, page 243, in the Register’s Office of Haywood County, Tennessee. Parcel ID Number: 067P-C003.00 Address/Description: 367 Lynn Drive, Brownsville, TN 38012. Current Owner(s): Marco Pugh. Other Interested Party(ies): . The sale of the property described above shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any and all liens against said property for unpaid property taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; a deed of trust; and any matter than an accurate survey of the premises might disclose; and All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This office is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC, Substitute Trustee c/o Tennessee Foreclosure Department 277 Mallory Station Road Suite 115 Franklin, TN 37067 PH: 615550-7697 FX: 615-550-8484 File No.: 13-05132 Notice to Creditors As Required by TCA §30-2-306 2013-PR-11 Estate of Johnny Wayne Bishop, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 22, 2013 letters of administration in respect of the estate of Johnny Wayne Bishop, who died December 24, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Haywood County Chancery Court. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication; or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication as described in (1)(A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Dorothy Newman and Nancy Hendley, Co-Administrators Larry S. Banks, Attorney Sarah Levy, Clerk & Master

Haywood Chancery Court Justice Complex 100 South Dupree Brownsville, TN 38012 (731) 772-0122 Publication Dates: 5-2-13 and 5-9-13 Notice to Creditors As Required by TCA §30-2-306 2013-PR-14 Estate of Bobby Jack Chilcutt, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on May 2, 2013 letters testamentary in respect of the estate of Bobby Jack Chilcutt, who died February 21, 2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Haywood County Chancery Court. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication; or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication as described in (1)(A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Terry Chilcutt and Jerry Chilcutt, Co-Executors James S. Haywood, Jr., Attorney Sarah Levy, Clerk & Master Haywood Chancery Court Justice Complex 100 South Dupree Brownsville, TN 38012 (731) 772-0122 Publication Dates: 05-09-13 and 05-16-13 Notice to Creditors As Required by TCA §30-2-306 2013-PR-12 Estate of Charlie Ligon, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 24, 2013 letters testamentary in respect of the estate of Charlie Ligon, who died March 6, 2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Haywood County Chancery Court. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication; or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication as described in (1)(A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Mildred Bond, Executrix C. Thomas Hooper, III, Attorney Sarah Levy, Clerk & Master Haywood Chancery Court Justice Complex 100 South Dupree Brownsville, TN 38012 (731) 772-0122 Publication Dates: 5-2-13 and 5-9-13

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 THEME: WORLD LANDMARKS ACROSS 1. Between streets 6. Acorn producer 9. Dwelling choice 13. Garlicky mayonnaise 14. Club ___ 15. Henry, Mary or Elizabeth 16. *Amsterdam’s Anne Frank House is where she hid from them 17. Pilot’s announcement, acr. 18. Do penance 19. *Red Square attraction 21. *Lady ______ 23. Always, in verse 24. Greek personification of Earth 25. Body, slang 28. Medicine bottle 30. Enter uninvited 35. Augments or increases, often precedes “out” 37. Pig trough contents 39. 1/100 of a rial 40. *Italy’s Mount Vesuvius is scarred by it 41. Equestrian’s attire 43. Eye affliction 44. _____ Wars between China and England 46. Con 47. Capital of Ukraine 48. Gary Coleman: “What you talking ‘bout

Gresham releases letter from Farm Bureau asking Governor to sign legislation requiring intentional videotape or photographs of cruelty to livestock to be turned over to authorities State Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) released a letter today sent to Governor Bill Haslam from the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation in support of Senate Bill 1248 which she and Representative Andy Holt (R-Dresden) sponsored. The bill calls for any intentional video recordings, photographs or digital images regarding animal cruelty to be handed over to authorities within 48 hours for possible prosecution. The Farm Bureau urged Governor Haslam to sign the bill, which passed the State Senate and House of Representatives last Wednesday. The legislation will likely head to the Governor’s desk for his signature late next week after it is enrolled and signed by House and Senate Speakers. The

Governor then has 10 days after it reaches his desk, excluding Sundays and holidays, to sign the bill, veto it or let it become law without his signature. “Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation and our farmer members support the purpose of the bill and believe it is needed,” said Farm Bureau President W. Lacy Upchurch in the letter. “It addresses two key issues: stopping animal abuse and providing due process to the accused.” “This bill will help stop both animal abuse and the intentional misuse of recorded images to harm a business in the court of public opinion,” Upchurch continued. “Getting evidence of animal abuse to law enforcement quickly is the best way to accomplish both goals in the manner designed by our judicial system.”

Upchurch said the Farm Bureau neither condones nor supports crimes against livestock and that such action should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. “Therefore, if there is proof of such activity, it should be promptly provided to law enforcement so that our judicial system can act as designed,” he added. The bill prescribes a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine only for those who record video or digital images of abuse and who do not report them to authorities. Similar animal cruelty laws have been enacted in Iowa, Utah, Kansas, North Dakota and Wyoming. Similar legislation has been proposed and is pending action in Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire and Wyoming.

Congressman Fincher Accepting Applications for Service Academy Nominations U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher is accepting applications from students in Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District between the ages of 17-23, are unmarried and who believe they have what it takes to succeed at one of the United States Service Academies. “I have the distinct privilege to nominate exceptional young men and women from the 8th Congressional District in Tennessee State to the U.S. military academies,” Fincher said. “Those receiving nominations and appointments to the service academies must exhibit strength in character, academics, leadership, physical aptitude, medical fitness and motivation.” A limited number of Tennesseans will be nominated to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. The honor of attending a service academy comes

with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. “There is no greater honor for an American citizen than to wear a uniform in service to the United States. I encourage all interested candidates to consider applying for a nomination.” Requirements and applications are available at http://www.fincher. under the “Serving You” tab or you may contact Marianne Purcell at 901-682-4422 for more information. All applications must be received in the district office in Memphis

no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2013.

Right to Know 4/29/13 Norris Biggs; failure to appear; HCSD-$1,500 Tatianna Ranee Delk; child abuse and neglect; HCSD-HWOB 4/30/13 Johnny Dale Jones; possession of schedule II, possession of schedule VI; THP-$7,000 Robert Anthony Perry; violation of probation; HCSD-$50,000 Willie Charles Preston; Speeding, financial responsibility (insurance), driving on revoked/suspended license (9th offense); BPD- $5,000 Crystal Elaine Williams; driving on revoked/suspended license, seatbelt law, child restraint law, conditional license; THP$1,500 5/1/13 Lemar A. Allen; violation of probation; HCSD$50,000 5/2/13 Arthur Alford; contempt of court; HCSD-$750 Cynthia Michelle Sangster; robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor); BPDHWOB 5/3/13 Raymond Preston

Brownsville - Haywood County Emergency Management Agency The Brownsville - Haywood County EMA is taking bids on a Radio repeater to be installed at Central Dispatch. Repeater Specs: 40 watt UHF Motorola XPR 8400, power supply, rack mount, and new cables to the duplexer. Programmed with installation and tuning. Send Bids to Haywood Co. EMA, 111 N. Washington St. Brownsville Tn. 38012 by Noon May 21, 2013

NOTICE Brownsville Utilities is receiving sealed bids on the following equipment: TRUCK 1997 Dodge Ram 1996 Chevrolet Pickup

VIN # 1B6MF3650VJ566637 # 1GCGC29R9TE26431

MINIMUM BID $2,500.00 $2,500.00

Bids should be marked ‘Bid for Truck’ on the outside of each sealed envelope and turned in to the Brownsville Utility Department, 25 North Lafayette Avenue, Brownsville, TN 38012 before 12:00 noon on May 23, 2013. Each bid shall show the bidder’s name, phone number, address, the VIN #, and the bid price. Successful bidder will have five days to pay for and pick up trucks. Trucks may be seen at the Gas and Water Yard at 1189 South Dupree Street in Brownsville, TN between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday. All sales are final – as is – no warranty. BUD reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Each vehicle will be bid individually.

______?” 50. Mary had a little one 52. “Big Island” flower necklace 53. Calcium oxide 55. Napoleon of “Animal Farm” 57. *_______ Chapel 61. Trendy 65. Accustom 66. Female gametes 68. All plant and animal life of a region 69. Farewell remark in France 70. *Fort Sumter, where the Civil one began 71. To impede or bar 72. Tiny piece of anything 73. Home for #55 Across 74. Kind of tides Down 1. ____ shot in basketball 2. Yarn spinner 3. Exude 4. Frigid, torrid or temperate one 5. Hanukkah month 6. Inviting sign 7. *The Louvre in Paris has a lot of it 8. Bear Down Under 9. Mandolin’s cousin 10. Carbon monoxide lacks this 11. Arial, e.g. 12. 3-pointer in basketball Clayborne; possession of schedule VI with intent; BPD-HWOB Dyrell Dixon; violation light law, driving on revoked/suspended license; BPD- $3,000 5/4/13 Corlicia Fern Clayborne; resisiting arrest; BPD$3,500 Dewayne Sedarus Epperson; driving on revoked/suspended license (3rd offense), violation light law; BPD$2,500 Tracy Evette Goodwin; driving on revoked/ suspended license; BPD$1,500

15. Over-armor tunic 20. *Like Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle 22. Junior’s junior 24. A small round drop 25. Under 26. Giraffe-like African animal 27. Prince of Darkness 29. Winglike 31. Classic board game 32. Justin Timberlake’s “_____ the End of Time” 33. The one who the check is made out to 34. *”Three Coins in the Fountain” fountain 36. First king of Israelites 38. *Site of Leaning Tower 42. Allegro or lento 45. Environs 49. Break a commandment 51. *Big clock 54. Cat sounds 56. Sheep’s clothing to wolf 57. Thailand, once 58. ____-European language 59. Executive, slang 60. Tire swing prop 61. Deviate 62. I, to a Greek 63. Octagonal sign 64. Chance occurrences 67. Giant pot Answers on Page 18

James Dove Wynn; driving on revoked/suspended license (2nd offense), financial responsibility (insurance), seatbelt law, child restraint law; BPD$5,000 5/5/13 Octavious Jones; aggravated burglary, theft of property (under $500); HCSD-HWOB Patrick Wayne Phillips; domestic assault; BPDHWOB Dareain Antwan Pruitt; aggravated assault; BPDHWOB Amanda Nicole Warren; aggravated burglary, theft of property (under $500); HCSD-HWOB

HAYWOOD COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 1306 S. Dupre Ave. Brownsville, TN 38012 Greg McCarley, Supervisor Haywood County Highway Department will receive bids until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday May 23, 2013 on the following items: 1. Galvanized corrugated steel culverts and connecting bands. 2. Rock: Limestone, Chert, etc. 3. Commercial general liability, vehicle, and inland marine insurance. 4. Chemical vegetation control of roadsides. 5. Liquid Emulsions, RS-2, AE-3 & Patch Magic 6. Sand All bids must be sealed. Specifications can be picked up at the Highway Department office. Greg McCarley, Supervisor Haywood County Highway Department

Ford Construction Company an Equal Opportunity Employer of Dyersburg, Tennessee is preparing bids as prime contractor on the following project(s) to be opened by the Tennessee Department of Transportation on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock A.M. We are interested in receiving Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Subcontractor and supplier quote on any items of work on this project. Please visit our office at 2353 Hwy. 104 W., Dyersburg, TN or call Sam Baggett at 731-285-1938 Ext. 122 or John Ford at 731-285-5185 prior to 8:00 A.M., May 23, 2013. Plans and specifications are available for inspection at our Office in Dyersburg or can be ordered from the Tennessee Department of Transportation at (615)-741-2414. BIDS ARE BEING PREPARED ON THE FOLLOWING PROJECT(S): May 24, 2013 Haywood County (Contract No. CNM247) Call No. 048 Project No. IM/NH-40-1(319), 38001-3192-44, IM/ NH-40-1(320), 38001-3193-44 IM/NH-40-1(319), 38001-3192-44 The grading, drainage, and paving on I-40 at the intersection of S.R. 76 (L.M. 12.88 to L.M. 13.79). Project Length-0.549 mile IM/NH-40-1(320), 38001-3193-44 The grading, drainage, and paving on I-40 at the weigh station ramps (L.M. 5.96 to L.M. 7.37). Project Length-1.410 miles Total Project Length-1.959 miles Completion Time-On or before August 31, 2014 (See Special Provision 108B) The DBE Goal for this contract is 7%.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

YARD SALE Yard Sale: Saturday 7-12 at 928 Breckenridge

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General Maintenance Technician (Industrial Electricity Experience Required) Career Opportunity! Are you looking for a Great Environment? Innovation, performance excellence and a superior customer experience. Delivered by those willing to make a difference. That’s us. That’s the Marvin team. Responsible for troubleshooting, repair and installation of complex mechanical equipment and electrical distribution systems with minimal supervision. Additional responsibilities include PLC programming and troubleshooting, HVAC and other general maintenance duties as assigned. Must be willing to work overtime and scheduled weekends, as required. SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 5 years industrial maintenance experience preferred High School diploma or GED required, advanced training preferred. Strong electrical troubleshooting, installation, and schematic reading. Very knowledgeable of electrical codes, PLC programming, troubleshooting & HVAC. Perform all functions within established Safety guidelines & rules. Must provide your own hand-tools. Work within a team-oriented environment and be a self-starter. Capable of standing, walking, bending, squatting, lifting up to 40 lbs. for an entire shift. Position offers an excellent work environment and competitive pay. Additional premium pay based on certifications. Excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, disability, life, on-site medical clinic, gym/fitness center reimbursement, 401k, and Profit sharing plan. Those interested should apply in person before Friday, May 17th, Applications will be accepted Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Marvin Windows and Doors of Tennessee 101 Marvin Road Ripley, TN 38063 Or e-mail resume to: We are an equal opportunity employer.

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UNITED STATES SENATOR - TENNESSEE District 26 - Chester, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood McNairy and Henderson Counties

DOLORES R. GRESHAM State Senate approves budget and closes 2013 legislative session The State Legislature passed a state budget and several key bills including unemployment compensation reform, education reform, and school safety and prescription drug abuse before adjourning the 2013 legislative session to become a part of Tennessee history. The action came after three and a half months of legislative deliberations and is one of the earliest adjournments in 23 years. The $32.8 billion budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), is fully balanced and incorporates approximately $43 million in tax cuts for Tennesseans.

“In direct contrast to Washington, Tennessee’s budget is balanced,” said Leader Norris. “The state is ranked 48th lowest in the nation in per capita debt and 47th in per capita tax burden, all while balancing our state budget and lowering tax burdens for our citizens.” “In submitting this budget, the Governor recognizes a slowly recovering national economy,” added Norris. “Like last year, it is an optimistic budget. We remain on guard but we are on the move in Tennessee.” Senate Bill 502 allocates $18.7 million to take the second step in a fouryear process to phase out the state’s inheritance tax, also called the death

tax. It also provides $1.5 million to allow more senior citizens to qualify for Hall income tax relief and $22.2 million to reduce the state sales tax on grocery food from 5.25% to 5.0%. Norris also won approval of Senate Bill 198 and Senate Bill 199 on Monday to make the necessary changes in state law to implement the tax reductions. On K-12 education, the budget fully funds the Basic Education Program, invests $51 million to assist local governments in paying for technology transition upgrades in schools across the state and makes available $34 million to address ongoing capital needs that can be used for increased security measures to protect

students. It appropriates more than $35 million for K-12 teacher salary increases and provides $47 million in funding to help improve Tennessee’s lowest performing public schools. The budget prioritizes higher education by providing $307.3 million to fund capital outlay projects in higher education, $35 million to fund the state’s new outcome-based formula adopted under the state’s Complete College Act, $5 million to provide assistance to 2,675 needy students and $16.5 million for equipment for Tennessee’s Technical Centers and Community Colleges. Other highlights of the budget include: $104 million cost increase for

a 1.5% pay raise salary market adjustment for state employees; $46.3 million cost increase for state employee group health insurance; continues the state 401 (K) match at $50 per month; reduces state employee positions by 299 or .08%; $350 million cost increase for TennCare inflation and related expenses; $8.6 million cost increase for Cover Tennessee programs; $7.5 million cost increase for Children’s Services; $100 million to the Rainy Day Fund, bringing it to $456 million by June 30, 2014; $79.6 million cost increase for local jail payments, a new prison in Bledsoe County, medical contracts and other inflationary growth; $3.9 million cost increase

for mental health; $4.3 million in capital outlay for the Montgomery County veterans’ home; $134 million in capital outlay for state building improvements through the Facilities Revolving Fund; $8 million in onetime funds for tourism marketing; $1 million in one-time funds for the College 529 Savings Plan; $37.9 million for health and wellness initiatives; $110 million for economic development; and provides tax relief for low income seniors, veterans and the disabled by fully funding the growth of the property tax freeze program enacted in 2007 The budget assumes a general fund revenue growth of 3.89% during the 2013-14 fiscal year.

Legislation approved this week continues the work done on unemployment compensation reform last year State Senators approved legislation this week before adjourning the 2013 legislative session that continues the work done on unemployment compensation reform last year. Before passage of the 2012 law, Tennessee did not have an efficient system in place to verify a claimant’s efforts of seeking employment while on unemployment benefits. As a result of that new law, the Department of Labor is now required to conduct weekly audits to ensure that claimants

are actively seeking work while on unemployment benefits. “The Department found that claimants who are audited under the 2012 law, on average, return to work five times faster than those who were not,” said Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Chairman Jack Johnson (R-Franklin). “This year’s legislation raises the number of audits to be conducted from 1,000 per week to 1,500 per week.”

Last year’s legislation also clarified the definition for misconduct as it affects unemployment insurance compensation so that a claimant who is consciously insubordinate, knowingly violates state regulations, has been caught stealing or is chronically absent could not receive benefits. Johnson said this year’s bill continues those efforts to define misconduct by adding to that definition any conduct

that is constituted as a criminal offense for which the employee is seeking benefits. Senate Bill 783 applies to cases involving dishonesty that arose out of the claimant’s employment or that was committed while he or she was acting within their scope of employment. “If an employee was fired for cause as a result of a conviction of a misdemeanor or felony, the bill removes the employee’s right to reconsideration of

benefits currently in the law,” he added. The legislation also helps ensure the solvency of Tennessee’s Unemployment Trust Fund by returning the base period benefits from the current level to pre-2009 stimulus funding, which required Tennessee to expand benefits. According to the financial analysis, the total recurring savings to the Trust Fund is reasonably estimated to be over $50 million. “This legislation

continues our efforts to protect our worker’s compensation fund for the benefit of those who need unemployment benefits by curbing abuse of the system,” said Senator Johnson. “Besides providing stability for the unemployment compensation fund, it also gives job creators the assurance that they need in knowing that we will address fraud and abuse to keep their unemployment insurance payments at the lowest rate possible.”

Senate votes to lift the ban on municipal school districts As part of a continuing effort to reform education in Tennessee, the State Senate passed Senate Bill 1353 on Monday, lifting the ban on municipal school districts implemented in 1998. Carried by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville),

Senate Bill 1353 gives citizens in municipalities with at least 1500 students permission to vote on whether to create a municipal district and whether they are willing to raise taxes to pay for it. “The ban on municipal school

districts has created an artificial impediment to innovation,” said Senator Norris. “In recent years, the General Assembly has authorized the creation of other new types of schools that did not exist when the municipal ban was imposed, including charter schools,

achievement schools and virtual schools. Giving a municipality that wants to assume responsibility for its students an opportunity to do so is the next step in the education reform process.” Municipal school districts in place prior to the 1998 ban statistically

contain higher performing schools, with 88% of those districts currently maintaining above average TCAP or ACT scores. Under new law, 29 more municipalities might qualify to apply for a special school district. The Senate, likewise,

approved Senate Bill 1354, also sponsored by Senator Norris, which effectively authorizes an unlimited number of municipal districts in any county provided the requirements of state law and the rules of the State Board of Education are met.

Legislation to help keep students safe at school wins approval Legislation that aims to help keep students safe at school won final approval this week which empowers a local director of schools, in conjunction with the school principal, to hire retired law enforcement officers to provide security. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains), also allows a teacher to possess a gun at school if they are a retired law enforcement officer that is Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified. However, all decisions regarding the carrying of firearms

would be made at the local district and school level. The bill comes in the wake of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in December, which pointed to the need to increase school safety. POST certification requires extensive law enforcement training, including the handling of firearms. Governor Haslam has proposed $34 million in state funding to address ongoing capital needs in K-12 schools that can be used for school safety measures, including the hiring of security. The

School Security Act of 2013 would give school superintendents the option to hire retired police officers, highway patrol officers, federal agents, game wardens and other personnel with extensive weapons or law enforcement training and who have a handgun carry permit to serve as security at schools upon receiving 40 additional hours of specialized training. The 40-hour training would include education in crisis management and hostile situations in the school setting. Teachers who are authorized to carry guns

as result of their law enforcement background would also have to go through the specialized training. The bill also requires the chief of the local law enforcement agency to be notified that the employee has been authorized to carry a gun. “Many schools are looking to bring security into their buildings in an affordable and safe manner,” said Senator Niceley, (R-Strawberry Plains) who sponsored the bill. This legislation gives them that ability.” The Sandy Hook Elementary School

shooting was also the impetus behind legislation requesting the state’s BEP Review Committee to make a recommendation in its annual report this year as to whether the state’s school funding formula should be modified to include a component regarding school safety and security. Senate Resolution 30, which was passed on April 8, is sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville). Governor Bill Haslam, state law enforcement officials and homeland

security experts met with education leaders from more than 120 school systems earlier this year to discuss school safety. Mental health specialists and emergency management officials also joined the group to think through additional measures that school districts can put into place to avoid a tragedy like the one which occurred in Newtown. The group reviewed best practices and new ideas on school safety, noting that the right plan would likely vary district by district. Both of these proposals fit into that plan.

Senate passes “Step up Scholarships” to give students with developmental disabilities the opportunity to receive a Tennessee Lottery Scholarship L e g i s l a t i o n , sponsored by Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville), giving students with developmental disabilities the opportunity to receive a Tennessee Lottery

Scholarship was approved by the State Senate on Thursday. Senate Bill 36 would create the Tennessee STEP UP Scholarship to provide accessible funding for high school students with intellectual

or developmental disabilities who have college aspirations. “Tennessee’s lottery scholarships were created to help Tennessee’s high school graduates reach their dreams,” Senator Overbey said. “This

legislation removes the barriers so scholarship opportunities are open to everyone who shows a desire through their coursework to obtain a college degree, regardless of disability.” Like the larger HOPE

Scholarship program, the bill allocates $4,000 per year for a maximum of two years to each student who qualifies, starting for the 20132014 academic year. To be eligible, a student must display Tennessee

residency, graduate high school in his or her own Individual Education Program, and be admitted to and enroll in an eligible postsecondary institution no later than 16 months after graduation.

“Lynn’s Law” to protect state’s most vulnerable citizens from willful abandonment approved on final consideration The State Senate approved a minor House amendment on Thusday for “Lynn’s Law,” sending the bill to Governor Bill Haslam for his signature. Lynn’s law is named for 19 year-old Lynn Cameron, a developmentally disabled Illinois woman, who was abandoned by her mother in a Caryville, Tennessee bar. Unable

to tell authorities who she was and how she got there, Lynn was left without identification and put into emergency care until she could be identified. “When law enforcement authorities sought to prosecute the mother, they found Tennessee law does not cover willful abandonment,” said

Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman), sponsor of the bill. “Fortunately, Campbell County authorities took care of her and they were able to place Lynn in a home so she could receive proper care. This could have turned out a lot worse for this young woman if she had fallen into the wrong hands.” “Lynn’s Law” defines

abuse or neglect in the adult protection statutes to include willful abandonment or failure to pick up an adult if the caretaker knows that the person cannot take care of his or herself without assistance. Senate Bill 675 applies to an individual or institution that has assumed the duty to provide for the care of the adult by

contract or agreement and includes a parent, spouse, adult child or other relative either biological or by marriage who resides with the incapacitated adult or who regularly visits them and who knows he or she is unable to care for themselves. Lynn’s mother was receiving compensation for providing care to her

daughter by the state of Illinois. It took law enforcement authorities 10 days to identify her. “This bill gives prosecutors the ability to prosecute this crime,” added Yager. “It is imperative that we ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are protected from such dangerous action in the future.”


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Ear Infections: A Common Childhood Problem Know the symptoms and treatment recommendations Ear infections are common among young children â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and if not properly treated, can have long-term effects ranging from hearing loss to delayed speech development. In fact, three of four children in America will have an ear infection before age three, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). An ear infection â&#x20AC;&#x201C; clinically known as otitis media â&#x20AC;&#x201C; often follows an illness, such as a cold, sore throat or upper respiratory infection, and bacteria or a virus can cause it. Children are at a higher risk for ear infections than adults because their ear passages are smaller, narrower and angled differently, making it easier for germs to reach the middle ear and for fluid to accumulate. And, once the infection has settled in, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harder for a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s younger and still-developing immune system to fight it. Studies have also found that children who have frequent ear infections have a greater incidence of antibiotic-resistant

bacteria in their middle ears, according to the NIDCD. Symptoms of an ear infection Sometimes an ear infection has no symptoms. If your child isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t old enough to talk and cannot tell you his or her ear is hurting, common signs include: tugging or pulling at the ear(s), fussiness and crying, trouble sleeping, fever, fluid draining from the ear(s), clumsiness or problems with balance, or trouble hearing or responding to quiet sounds. Certain factors may make your child more prone to ear infections, including exposure to secondhand smoke; putting a baby down to nap or bed with a bottle; being around sick children in close environments such as school or daycare; and being of Native American or Hispanic descent. Treatment Guidelines In February 2013, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued new guidelines for pediatricians and parents regarding the care and treatment of ear

infections. The guidelines recommend several treatment options based on the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age and severity of symptoms. For children with ear infections that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be definitively diagnosed, particularly children between the ages of six months to two years, treatment guidelines include antibiotics and pain relievers, or observation and close follow-up for 48 to 72 hours before beginning antibiotics. The guidelines also call for more stringent criteria for diagnosing an ear infection, which will allow pediatricians to prescribe antibiotics more effectively. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to note that some ear infections will clear up on their own without antibiotics. Using antibiotics conservatively to treat symptoms helps prevent the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the ear. If your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pediatrician prescribes a 7- to 10-day round of antibiotics for the ear infection, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to finish all the prescribed medication. Some fluid in the ear may remain after

the infection clears, but usually will disappear within three to six weeks. If your child experiences any symptoms of an ear infection, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t delay in seeing a pediatrician. Your doctor will check for fluid behind the eardrum, redness or swelling in the eardrum, or perform a test known as tympanometry. For this test, a small device is inserted into the ear and sound tones and air pressure are used to measure the flexibility of the eardrum (a normal eardrum is more flexible

and moves back and forth more easily than an eardrum with fluid buildup). Multiple ear infections within a year may require your child have tubes placed in the ears to prevent fluid buildup and decrease pain. The simple and painless procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. These tiny ventilation tubes help improve air flow and prevent fluid from accumulating. Most tubes remain in your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ears for six to nine months and

are checked at follow-up doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visits until they fall out on their own. For more information about childhood ear infections, visit www. haywoodparkcommunity. com, choose the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Health Resourcesâ&#x20AC;? tab and type â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;?Ear infectionsâ&#x20AC;? in the search box. Remember that this information is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor, but rather to increase awareness and help equip patients with information to facilitate conversations with their physician.

mint flavorings, and spicy or acidic foods (spaghetti sauce, salsa, chili, pizza); Maintain a healthy weight; Eat small, frequent meals; Wear loose-fitting clothes; Avoid lying down for 3

hours after a meal; and raise the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches by securing wood blocks under the bedposts. Simply using extra pillows will not help.

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Ignore Digestive Troubles By HAYWOOD PARK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Digestive troubles are common, ranging from periodic discomfort after a large meal to severe, chronic pain. More than 70 million Americans suffer from digestive problems, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Digestive problems can occur at any age, but some are more likely as we age because the muscles responsible for moving food through the digestive system become weaker and less efficient. Sometimes, trouble results from the foods or combinations of foods that we eat. Other digestive disorders can be caused by chronic illness, infection, an allergic reaction or heredity. The pain and discomfort from digestive issues can sometimes be relieved through dietary changes and over-the-counter medications, but the longterm effects of untreated digestive conditions on your overall health can be serious. Among the most common chronic digestive conditions are acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, or ulcer disease. These ailments affect the upper digestive system, also known as the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Symptoms vary, but may include: Swallowing problems, nausea, bloating, abdominal pain, vomiting, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, or gas. Common Digestive Conditions The following disorders are not curable, but controllable with a structured treatment plan that can include dietary and lifestyle changes, and medication. Be sure to monitor and share your symptoms with your doctor, as digestive trouble can also indicate more serious conditions such as gallbladder or pancreatic disease, or some types of cancer. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): GERD is severe or chronic acid reflux (stomach

acid going back up into the esophagus) that can lead to complications such as sleep disorders, esophageal bleeding, ulcers or cancer. GERD symptoms are similar to those experienced with heartburn, but are more severe and frequent. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, coughing and wheezing, sore throat or hoarseness, a sensation of having a lump in your throat, a burning sensation in the chest, and chest pain, especially when lying down at night. If you experience GERD symptoms for more than two weeks that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t relieved by taking over-the-counter antacids or medications, see your doctor. Untreated, GERD has been linked to several other conditions, from chronic laryngitis to asthma. Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is the deficiency of an enzyme in the small intestine that helps the body digest lactose (the sugar found in milk and milk products). Health experts believe this condition may be hereditary or linked to damage to the small intestine that may occur with severe diarrheal illness, other digestive diseases, or chemotherapy. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating and gas. Lactose intolerance usually can be controlled through dietary changes or medication. Peptic ulcer: A peptic ulcer usually occurs in the lining of the stomach or first portion of the small intestine. These ulcers are caused by bacterial infection or overuse of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Symptoms include pain in the midsection between meals or at night. Other symptoms include weight loss, bloating, nausea/ vomiting and frequent burping. Medication is usually effective in treating this condition. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): IBS is a disorder caused by changes in the way the gastrointestinal tract works. It causes

abdominal pain, bloating, and cramping, changes in bowel movements, and either constipation or bouts of diarrhea. IBS is diagnosed when the symptoms of pain, fullness, gas and bloating are present for at least three days a month, in a three-month period. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. IBS affects women more often than men, and is most often found in people under age 45. There is no cure for IBS, but it can be controlled through diet and medication. If you experience any symptoms of severe heartburn or these digestive diseases, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t continue to suffer. Your doctor can help you manage or treat the symptoms, or confirm or rule out a more serious disorder. Be sure to note the nature, frequency and timing of your pain to share with your doctor. or Learn more by visiting www. haywoodparkcommunity. com, click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Health Resourcesâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Interactive Tools,â&#x20AC;? and type in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Digestive Issuesâ&#x20AC;? for information on tests and procedures, or quizzes to test your knowledge. Remember that this information is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor, but rather to increase awareness and help equip patients with information and facilitate conversations with your doctor that will benefit your health. Sources: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, www2.niddk., National Institutes of Health, www.ncbi.nlm., International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Tips for Upset Tummies If you suffer from a digestive condition â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or just heartburn â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you can control the triggers of digestive upset through simple dietary and lifestyle changes. A few tips from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases include: Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

smoke; Avoid foods and beverages that worsen symptoms: citrus fruits, chocolate, caffeine/alcohol, artificial sweeteners, fatty/fried foods, garlic/onions,













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Cancer Queens rock Ann Marks Theater

The Cancer Queens came to Brownsville’s Ann Marks Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 4. They shared their message with all of the women (and “one gentleman”-as they said) about taking better care of yourself and seeing your doctor for regular screenings.


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Appliances that include a clock or operate by a remote, as well as chargers, are sucking electricity even when you’re not using them. Of the total energy used to run home electronics, 40% is consumed when the appliances are turned off. The obvious way to pull the plug on so-called energy vampires is to do just that - pull the plug.

Brownsville Utility Department Area Cities

Today's Weather Local 5-Day Forecast Thu










80/64 Slight chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunrise Sunset 5:57 AM 7:50 PM





Thunderstorms. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 60s.

Few showers. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the upper 40s.

Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 50s.

Sunrise Sunset 5:56 AM 7:51 PM

Sunrise Sunset 5:55 AM 7:52 PM

Sunrise Sunset 5:54 AM 7:53 PM

Sunrise Sunset 5:53 AM 7:53 PM

City Athens Bristol Chattanooga Clarksville Columbia Cookeville Crossville Dayton Dyersburg Gatlinburg

Hi 78 73 74 78 78 76 73 79 80 73

Lo Cond. 59 t-storm 57 pt sunny 60 t-storm 62 t-storm 62 t-storm 60 t-storm 60 t-storm 60 t-storm 65 t-storm 51 pt sunny

City Greeneville Jackson Jamestown Jefferson City Johnson City Kingsport Knoxville Lewisburg McMinnville Memphis

Moon Phases

Hi 75 80 74 75 73 76 76 77 78 80

Lo Cond. 57 pt sunny 63 t-storm 60 t-storm 59 t-storm 56 pt sunny 60 pt sunny 60 t-storm 60 t-storm 61 t-storm 65 t-storm

City Milan Morristown Nashville Oak Ridge Paris Pulaski Savannah Shelbyville Sweetwater Tullahoma

Hi 80 75 78 76 78 80 82 78 77 78

Lo Cond. 62 t-storm 58 t-storm 62 t-storm 60 t-storm 61 t-storm 62 t-storm 62 t-storm 62 t-storm 59 t-storm 62 t-storm

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The UV Index is measured on a 0 11 number scale, with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater skin protection.

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The Brownsville States-Graphic  

The May 9th 2013 issue of the States-Graphic.