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Atoka: Fire dept. feasible

Officials explore affordability of independent department By ECHO DAY

There are big decisions to be made in Atoka. On Tuesday night, Town Administrator Brian Koral presented the Board of Mayor and Aldermen with findings from a feasibility study conducted to determine if the town could afford its own fire department. The bottom line is the town can only afford its own department with a tax increase. "Atoka has the second-lowest tax rate of the incorporated towns and cities in Shelby and Tipton counties," Koral said. "With the increase, we'll still be

that low." Atoka currently contracts services from Munford, and pays $375,000 annually for fire protection, but budget constraints have left officials in Munford unable to hire an adequate number of firefighters. Start-up costs for a fire department are estimated at $820,000-870,000, Koral said, depending on the number of firefighters hired. Atoka would also have to purchase equipment, such as a medical response vehicle and other fire trucks.

Annual operating costs are estimated to be $798,000-935,000. Between these figures and the current fire protection fee, the town is looking at a deficit of $423,000-601,000. Funding options Koral presented three funding options for the department: using the reserves from the general fund, cutting other departments' budgets and a tax hike. Atoka currently has enough money in the reserve fund to support the department's startup and operating costs for an

estimated eight years, but doing so would deplete the fund. "After an initial review of the funding options, we absolutely can not justify an 18-member department without additional revenue," he said. "The town would have a difficult time standing up and providing adequate long-term funding for a department at any level without additional revenue." Alderman Brett Giannini said he didn't support funding the department from the reserve balance. "Start-up costs? Fund bal-



Chocolate Tour set for Saturday By ECHO DAY You can't get enough chocolate. At least that's what organizers of the Second Annual Chocolate Tour are hoping. "Last year we sold 500-plus tickets and we're hoping it's even bigger this year," said one of the event's organizers, Robin Sealy. "We're really excited about it and we hope it will draw people from all over to see how great Covington is." The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and the tour will take consumers to 18 different locations around the square to sample of the finest chocolate goodies around. Gene Sneed, owner of Hatchie River Emporium and Habadashery, hopes his



Benefit to be held for Zach Grassie, 22 By ECHO DAY On Saturday night, a benefit will be held for Zach Grassie, a 22-year-old Covington graduate batting a rare form of cancer. "He's like a brother to me," said 16-year-old Amber Avant, the event's organizer. "He's goofy. This is the closest to a serious picture we've got.There isn't a single serious picture of A benefit for Zach him online." Grassie will be held at The Covington High School 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Covington Assembly sophomore said of God Chruch. Courtesy Grassie was diphoto agnosed with the deadly disease


John Evans, left, assists a customer shopping for a pistol. Evans said guns and ammunition are in as high demand in Tipton County as they are all over the nation. Photo by Echo Day

Guns & ammo Dealers say supply is low, demand is high

The supply has dried up. The country has bought everything that was already built.




f you've been to a gun show in the past few weeks, you know there is a shortage of both firearms and ammunition. And gun shops are experiencing the same problem with supply and demand. "The people that we buy from, of all the distributors we buy from, there's been nothing there," said John Evans, owner of Tipton County Gun Traders. "We had to buy from another dealer just to have (ammunition) in stock." Everything's been going fast. "It's just like that," Evans said with a snap of his fingers, "and it's gone." When purchases aren't limited, people are buying more ammunition than they can use in years, he said. "They might not be able to use it all in five years, but they're buying it now because they don't think they'll

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be able to soon. I don't think people trust their government anymore." Evans said misconceptions about the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012 have helped fuel arguments for gun control and, thus, the sale of guns and ammunication. "I think there are people in this society who don't use common sense," he said. "They say, 'Get rid of the guns and everything will be fine!' We all know that's not true. "You can look at any type of statistics you want to and death by firearms is way down there. And even if you look at death by firearms, how many of those were in selfdefense? They don't break it down that way." Other than ammunition, consumers are purchasing AR-15s – Evans said his shop has sold out three times already – and other assault-type

rifles. Customers are frustrated to learn there are no firearms that can be ordered. "(They ask,) 'You got any AR-15s?' And when I say no, they ask why not. Because the supply has dried up. The country has bought everything that was already built." Participation in the store's handgun carry classes has also quadrupled, he said. "We've got a lot of people because of the political atmosphere right now, said John Evans, even though the federal government doesn't have anything to do with the issue of handgun carry permits. 'I want to get mine before Obama takes my rights.'" Evans said these rumors are good for business, but he worries about legitimate rights being taken away. "It's not what they're taking away from us now, it's what are they going to take next? Once they take the second amendment away, which one are they going to take next? "That's the problem. It's a whole progression of things. Even if you did enact a ban and confiscation, criminals aren't going to obey it."


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Editor’s note: This week we are continuing a feature called Q&A. Through this feature we hope to help you get to know your neighbors, government officials and others in the community. Today we are publishing a chat with Daryl Walker, the mayor of Atoka and the head of pupil services at the Tipton County School Board.

Q: What person had the biggest influence on you growing up and why? A: Probably my mom and dad. I could look at them and see this is the type of person I wanted to be. The way they treated each other. Q: What do you like to do in your spare time? A: I like to work outside, work in my garden. Just relax I suppose. I like fishing.

Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A: I wanted to be a pro Q: How hard is it balancing your jobs as mayor and at the school board? A: A lot of it is alike with the rules and regulations and the process you have to go through. Since the mayor is a part-time job, when I get done here (at the board) I try and go up there every day. Brian Koral (Atoka town administrator) really helps a lot. He keeps me informed. Both of them are full-time jobs, but when you have good people helping you can make it work. I have that at both places.

Q: What are some challenges you face in your job at the school board? A: Human beings and students are always going to make some poor choices and that's who I'm dealing with. The

Loss of sight leads to new vision them. One example: “Cornbread, chicken and dressin, Come on Cougars let's teach 'em a lesson.” Another: “Cornbread, turnip greens, Come on Cougars don't be so mean.” One more: “Pork chops and Classic Coke, Come on Cougars, this ain't no joke.” But losing most of her sight made watching games difficult. So eight years ago she decided to begin a Black History Month program at St. Paul Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Drummonds. It has grown over the years. Last Sunday the pews were packed as the program honored black educators in Tipton County. Thirty administrators were honored and 16 were on hand for the event. As is her nature, she first thanked members of her decorating committee – Patricia Wakefield, Valeria Guy and Pam Springfield – when asked about the event. When pressed for more details, she talked about how the event was aimed toward showing children there are tangible paths to success. “It might not be an easy road, but you can be successful,” Alexan-

By JEFF IRELAND Back in 1999, Tena Mebane Alexander, then 42, began getting headaches and having some problems with her vision. She ignored it for a while, but when she nearly had a car accident she decided to see a doctor. After several visits with various doctors, the diagnosis was not good: a tumor. She recovered, but her eye sight didn't. Since then she's been legally blind. “My life had to change,” says Alexander, now 56. “I had to start over. I couldn't even see my clothes, what time it was.” As often happens, a health scare changed her life. She had spent most of her spare time watching her five children play sports at Munford High School. Alexander was famous for her funny and culinary cheers from the stands. People who attended Munford basketball games in the late 1990s couldn't help but hear

again? It's a balancing act. We know how to say, “You've done it and here's your punishment.” But where we lack is how we can relate to you not to do this again? What are some coping skills we can give you so you won't do that again? Who are some people you can turn to to give you the right decision-making. A

lot of people don't like to turn to the church or the scripture, but that's one way a lot of people can find their means. Great counseling program that we have. Other ways are finding a peer person you can talk to to try and help you make those decisions.

Q: What was your number one goal when you became mayor of Atoka? A: My number one goal was the park and rec department. I hired a park and rec director. From there we branched out looking for different activities for the community and the kids. We're going to get a splash park. We've got several things going on.


Mother inspired to begin Black History program after health scare

challenge is, not only having consequences for what you do, but how can we teach you to do better? How can we teach you not to make this mistake again? You're going to make mistakes, there's going to be consequences and then how can we rehabilitate and make sure you don't make that same mistake

der says. “For the kids to actually put their eyes on somebody who's been to school, been to college … They can see these people and ask how they can do it.” One of her daughter's, Latoya Alexander, is an assistant principal at Drummonds Elementary. Another, Sherronda Alexander, drives a prekindergarten bus. A woman she calls her “play daughter,” Varrissa Richardson, is the principal at Munford Elementary. As for Tena Alexander, she's adjusted to her new life over the years. She had to completely reorganize her house and reteach herself to clean and cook. She even got rid of drinking glasses because they were dangerous. Throughout her life transition, she received

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Collins Chapel to host Black History program By ECHO DAY On Sunday, Collins Chapel C.M.E. Church will host its 58th annual Black History Month program. For chairperson Hattye Yarbrough, organizing the event has been a labor of love. "What I do is not for the glorification of one race and the neglect of another," she said. "It's for inclusion. History left us out." A lifelong educator, Yarbrough, now in her 90s, hopes it is through these and other programs that African-American contributions are recognized. "As long as I live, I don't want their to be a child around who doesn't know (about African-

American history," she said. "It's unfair to everyone to not know these things." Yarbrough said she hopes young AfricanAmericans know their people made significant contributions. "You are not a liability, you are an asset, just like everyone else. Your people contributed to the building of this country, they made the bricks to build the buildings in Washington, D.C." The first event of this kind had singing and spirituals, Yarbrough said. Notable speakers over the years have included politicians, presidents of colleges and universities, federal judges, Civil Rights activists, Tuskeegee Airman Washington Dubois Ross and even local doctor Jesse


continued from A1 last year. After treatments, doctors believed him to be in remission, but the cancer came back even worse. He was recently sent home from the hospital. "I really didn't feel like anyone was reaching out for them and I wanted to show God's love for them through something. So I decided to get some people together that I trusted and to put together a benefit." The benefit will feature a skit called "Set Me Free" as well as talented singers and a message from the youth pastor at their church, Oak Grove Baptist, Amber said. Organizers will be selling concessions as well as bracelets to help raise money; they will also be accepting donations. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Covington Assembly of God Church. Admission is $5 per person.

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continued from A1 chocoloate-covered strawberries will help him win bragging rights for the second year in a row. Other participants will have truffles, triple chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cobbler, Nutella pretzels and chocolate-dipped potato chips, to name a few. Event-goers will be given ballots to vote on their favorites. When ballots are turned in it gives voters a chance to win a gift basket of chocolates. Tickets are $5 each and proceeds benefit the Covington Economic Development Corporation, the organization that supports the farmer's market. Several restaurants on the square will be open for lunch and dinner and most shops will be open for the purchase of Valentine's Day gifts. The event takes place on the square and will end at 4 p.m. Winners will be announced early next week.




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help from lots of friends and family. People helped her with bills, food and her children over the years. It's something she will never forget. “You know, people give flowers to people at their funerals,” Alexander says. “I want to give people flowers while they live.” And who knows, hoops fans might find her at another game cracking up the crowd. One final example: “Sweet potato and

Tena Mebane Alexander, left, poses for a picture with former administrator Gloria Treadwell during a Black History program last Sunday in Drummonds. Courtesy photo

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continued from A1 I'd never vote to use the fund balance on that." Koral said an increase from the town's current rate of 55 cents per $100 of valuation would add the revenue needed to fund the department. Increasing the tax rate to 81 cents will provide $425,000 in additional revenue, which will support a 14-member department; an increase to 92 cents will provide $602,000 in revenue, enough to support an 18-member department. Adequately staffed Koral stressed the importance of having a full staff of firefighters should the town create its own department. "There is no reason to split a combined department that is understaffed so as to create our own understaffed department," he said. Town officials and residents have been very vocal in expressing their dissatisfaction with the combined Munford/Atoka department's staffing in recent months. Since December, Atoka has paid reserve firefighters to spend nights at Station 3 on Walker Parkway, doubling the time the station was manned from 40 percent to 85 percent.

If ongoing efforts to address critical staffing concerns have not been successful, a standalone department may be the only solution. BRIAN KORAL


But still, it isn't enough, residents and officials said. The Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) benchmark is 2.11 firefighters per 1,000 residents; combined, there is only half a firefighter per 1,000 residents in Munford and Atoka. According to Koral's presentation, South Tipton saw an 80 percent increase in population between 2000-2010 but only a 40 percent increase in fire department staff. "The town needs to make sure if growth continues – at any rate – we're adequately staffed," Koral said. "Clearly we've fallen behind with the fire department." To meet benchmarks, Koral proposed a staff of 14; to exceed bench-

marks, and increase protection, he proposed a staff of 18 firefighters. Contract tabled At Tuesday's meeting, the board again voted to table the signing of a fire services contract with Munford. This was the third month in a row. Neither Munford nor Atoka can agree on the language in the contract that allows the towns to end their partnership. Atoka would like the timeline clarified, according to officials, and would like the contracted service period for one year with a 90-day termination notice. Officials said Tuesday Munford's rebuttal was to increase the service period to two years. "We just wanted to clean up the language and they came back with added time," Koral said. "This is really going in the opposite direction of where I thought we were headed." Tuesday's proposal was just that, a proposal, but officials said if things don't change, a fire department may be Atoka's next big project. "If ongoing efforts to address critical staffing concerns have not been successful, a stand-alone department may be the only solution," Koral

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Get over it When your high school sweetheart returns your class ring you are told by friends “get over it”. When your child has tears because her softball team lost the big game you wisely comfort her by telling her to “get over it”. This is usually good advice – but not always! To illustrate this point I will share a true personal story: My job assignment in early 1967 placed me and my family in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. For a year our home was in Carmel, Indiana, just north of Indianapolis. While there we enjoyed the friendships of good neighbors and co-workers. I also learned and appreciated the passion of race fans for the Indy 500. As guests of a co-worker my wife and I witnessed the start of the historical 1967 Indy 500 race. This was the first year for the turbine engine. It was also the first year the race was rained out. As the threat of rain became reality, Hoosier optimism soon became disbelief, denial, acceptance, and anger. We joined the soaked crowd and made our way to the parking lot in a packed baby-step manner. My wife was not a race fan and unfortunately made a comment that placed us in harm’s way. She said, “What’s the big deal? It’s just a silly car race that’s been rained out – get over it.” We might have made it to safety if she had not added “get over it”. Taking no chances I tugged her away from the fuming audience. Like the Indy 500 race fan, a passionate student of current events rejects the term “get over it”. Actually, it alarms the informed voter that there is much work to do. There is too much apathy, indifference and amnesia within the voting public. Based on the previous four years the 2012 presidential election was probably the most crucial election in our country’s history. Until Obama wrenched the 2008 nomination from H. Clinton we generally held our elected representatives to a high level of trust. As reflected in the 2010 election that trust has eroded considerably. Obama’s theme of “Hope and Change” became “Hope of Change”. His promise of transparency became business as usual politics behind closed doors. His promise of unity became a divided country pitting the very poor against the very wealthy. His promise of ending the war became an elevated engagement of conflict against an uncivilized ideological enemy with no regard for human life. (I would not want to be the one to tell a wounded warrior with no legs or arms to “get over it”.) The promise of ridding the Congress of lobbyists remains unfulfilled. Fortunately, however, because of this blatant arrogance and dismissal of opposing views Americans began a grass-roots movement similar to the Boston Tea Party. This tea party has nothing to do with tea. It has everything to do with Tracking and Exposing our elected officials’ voting record and holding them Accountable for their actions. The expected result will put an end to “business as usual” that has existed in D.C. for at least 60 years. President Obama is responsible for the wake-up call that formed the TEA party. His broken promises, the assignment of “czars”, the illegal recess appointments and the abuse of Executive Orders are only the tips of the iceberg of contempt this socialist president holds for our Constitution. And we are told to “get over it”. To the demostriches and to the amnesiacs it is pointless and an exercise in futility to enumerate the fallacious ambages and abuses of power this president has demonstrated over the past four years. And yet, mal informed, apathetic voters renewed his lease on our White House. And the rest of us should “get over it”. With a few questions I will attempt to tap the memories and curiosities of fence-dwellers and possible converts to reality: 1) What actually happened in Benghazi and why? 2) Where was the president during the Benghazi attack and why? 3) Why did he continue to lie about the cause of the Benghazi tragedy? 4) What did he mean when he told the Russian – off mic – “wait till after the election, I’ll have more flexibility then? 5) Why is he tampering with our gun rights while giving fighter jets and tanks to our enemies? We all grieved the tragic deaths of the innocent children in Connecticut. But the use of children in Obama’s photo-op while signing the executive orders regarding gun control was sickening to me. I noted these children were born about the time President Obama was a State Senator in Illinois. I wondered how many babies who would have been the ages of these kids in the photo-op were killed by an attending physician plunging a sharp instrument into the base of the skull at birth – a procedure known as “late term abortion”. This heinous procedure was supported by Senator Obama’s vote at least twice. What a transfer of selective compassion and depth of character! I guess we should just “get over it”, because the real danger to our republic is not a single individual with anti-American ideology. It is not an armed Iran or nuclear attack. The real danger to our country at this time is the attitudes regarding elections. Most people stay home, showing little or no interest in the results. Others grasp the right to vote while ignoring the responsibility of becoming informed of the issues. Others show their prejudices by voting against a candidate rather than voting for a SEE LETTER, A5


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Finally it is show day Saturday was a special day for seats about half way down. But, if Rosemark rednecks. If we had be- we didn’t get there early enough, haved all week and completed our a few hundred other kids claimed chores (jobs) maybe, just maybe our special location. First come, we could go to the Strand Theater first served. We tried the balcony picture show in Millington and a few times, but that didn’t work watch our favorite cowboys catch out too well. One thing it seems the black hatted crooks. One of the like there would be some lovegrown ups would haul us in a car birds back in the dark corners all or in the back of a pickup sitting snuggled up, and we didn’t underon planks. We were dropped off stand why they spent their money and told to meet at a special time and didn’t watch the show. They or hoof it back. didn’t want to be disturbed either. Once inside the big They were a lot older barn (to little kids) we maybe fourteen or sixhad the time of our life. teen and real mean. The sound of popcorn Although, we were with the once yellow lucky, a couple of kernels bouncing inside times, the mean older this greasy square glass boys grabbed a couple filling the overflowing of the kids by the antheater with an aroma kles, and dangled them only found at a show. over the iron rail causBy the time drinks were ing some screaming. spilled on the floor with This got everyone’s atkids bumping into each tention, so we stayed other, and a crowd, the out of the hayloft. The SOUTHERN RAISIN' man that had torn up our other problem was when O TIS G RIFFIN ticket was fit to be tied. one of us would jump He spent the next two up and holler, we would hours telling everyone to shut up, get in the flickering light, and this be quiet, and tried to find a reason would make the man in the projecto throw someone out of the the- tor room mad, and he’d fence row ater, which he did occasionally. I cuss us. We can’t win. All we were guess whenever he promoted him- doing was enjoying the show. He self from ticket-taker to now an didn’t see it that way. He won. usher; he really got the big head. Stumbling down the aisle, guidWe constantly watched each other ed by the little lights at the bottom like tracking a rabbit. of the seats, we finally got situated Friends, shuffling down the and always sat together, no matter aisles, it’s hard for a bunch of boys what. At last we are now ready for to agree on the seating arrange- our entertainment. ment, but we preferred the middle The lights would go out, the

screen would start roaring, the curtain would be pulled, and a huge cheer would go up in the audience. We got a preview of all the coming attractions, so you had better prepared since the greatest shows in the world are coming. Neighbor, usually there would be about ten minutes of news. Who cared, we want to see our cowboys. The news consisted of the United States fighting a war, hopefully winning, with everyone celebrating. Sometimes there were sad faces showing all the soldier boys with their back packs on preparing to go to war. With their wives, girlfriends and family waving good bye, we wondered, is all the United States does is fight in wars? We realized later in life, if Uncle Sam ain’t fighting overseas, he’s fighting at home and it’s been that way for over two hundred years. Then we had cartoons for about ten minutes and these usually consisted of Woody Woodpecker, Porky the Pig or Donald Duck. Imitations of the talking through out the audience highlighted the entire cartoon as the usher acts like he has rabies. He drained those flashlight batteries, ’cause he shined and blinked the beam for over two hours. Finally, our cowboys are riding fast and shooting as the audience screams….GLORY! Otis Griffin is the author of the book “Southern Raisin”. He was born in Charleston, Tenn., and attended Rosemark Grammar School and Bolton High School.

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Look past ‘fog of uncertainty’ when investing in the market In Europe, the financial crisis ute to future economic growth. drags on. China’s economic growth • Corporate earnings remain solhas slowed from “wow” to “ho- id. Many companies have shown hum.” Here at home, we’ve seen strong earnings over the past couheated political debates over taxes, ple of years — and earnings tend spending and deficit reduction. to be a key driver of stock prices. Taken together, these factors have When their earnings are strong, created a “fog of uncertainty” that companies may use some of the has left many investors profits to repurchase in the dark about their shares of their own stock, next moves. But is this thereby reducing the num“fog” really impenetraber of shares held by the ble — or can you, as an public — which means individual investor, see that even if profits remain through it to a place of the same, the earnings per clarity? share should increase. To do so, you first • Stocks are still attracneed to realize that tively priced. As measured financial focus while the events menby the price-to-earnings Steven J. Jones tioned above are cerratio (P/E), stocks are still tainly not insignificant, they also priced relatively well. While no aren’t the key determinants of in- one can predict stock market pervestors’ success. While these types formance, this may be a good buyof stories dominate the headlines, ing opportunity. they also tend to obscure some Of course, all these indicators of of the factors that frequently do today’s investment environment play a bigger role in the invest- can change over time; at some ment world. And right now, these point, they may well be not so factors are actually somewhat en- positive. But if you truly want to couraging. see through the fog of uncertainty Consider the following: that always develops with unset• The economy continues to tling political or economic news, grow. The economy isn’t going you’ll want to follow these basic, “gangbusters,” but it is growing. “all-weather” guidelines: And thanks to historically low • Stay diversified. A diversiinterest rates, consumer debt pay- fied portfolio can help protect you ments have dropped significantly, from the harshest effects of market leaving people with more money volatility. (Keep in mind, though, to spend elsewhere. Typically, this that diversification, can’t guaranhigher spending tends to contrib- tee profits or protect against loss.)


Continued from A4 candidate. As Pogo said, “I have met the enemy, and he is us”. There is much work to be done, remove heads from the sand and be involved at all times, not just at election time.   Otherwise, as in 2012, the White House will go to the highest bidder promising Utopia and delivering inept, cor-


rupt leadership. At the same time if someone urges you to “get over it”, it is your privilege – no, it is your responsibility to inform him he is part of the problem.  Bill Wallace  Covington

Continued from A4 streamline or repeal unnecessary, duplicative or otherwise unjustifiably burdensome rules and regulations. As ranking member on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Alexander has made reducing the regulatory burden on the private sector a priority.

• Rebalance your portfolio. Over time, your investment mix can shift, even without your intent. For example, some of your holdings can appreciate so much in value that they take on a greater percentage of your portfolio than you had intended. That’s why it’s important to periodically rebalance your portfolio so that it fits your investment objectives and risk tolerance. • Stay focused on the long term. When confronted with short-term market fluctuations or scary headlines, many people overreact and make ill-advised investment decisions. You can avoid these behaviors by staying focused on the long term. • Invest in companies that are charting their own course. When investing for the equity portion of your portfolio, look for companies with the ability to prosper in all economic environments. With patience and perseverance, and by focusing on the key factors outlined above, you can navigate the fog of uncertainty and concentrate on your long-term investment goals. So don’t be afraid to “set sail.” This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Steven Jones is an Edward Jones Financial Advisor in Atoka. Visit him at 360 Atoka McLaughlin Drive or call 901-8379772.

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Obituaries Wanda Glover


Jerris Jeannine Carson

April 24, 1952 – January 25, 2013

September 23, 1947 – February 3, 2013

Wanda Glover, 60, of Covington, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 28 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. She is survived by one son, Wesley Glover of Covington; three sisters, Brenda Ray and Linda Ray, both of Covington and Janet McBride of Munford; three brothers, Ronny Hughey, Terry Hughey and Gary Hughey, all of Covington; and one grandson, Taylor Glover. She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Helen Hughey. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www.

Jerris Jeannine Carson, 65, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Mrs. Carson was a homemaker and member of the Shiloh Church. Mrs. Carson is survived by her husband, Les Carson; son, Aaron Carson of Covington; daughter, Shalese Gilbreath (Mark) of Atoka; brothers, Jim Dossey of Colleyville, TX and Ray Dossey of Lakeside, CA; sister, Carolyn Raynes of Memphis and a granddaughter, Meghan Gilbreath. The services for Mrs. Carson were held on Tuesday, February 5, and visitation was Monday February 4. Interment was at Walton Cemetery. Ralph Kelly presided over the service. Any memorials may be sent to the Church at Shiloh, 489 Shiloh Road, Covington TN 38019.

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) February 7, 2013

Randall Keith Rose

Date of Death – January 26, 2013 Randall Keith Rose, 65 years old, a childhood resident of Covington, passed away early Saturday morning, January 26 in Harriman, Tennessee. “Randy” was born in Freeport, Illinois. He was the son of WIlbur Rose and Bethel Rose. He taught school for many years. He loved fishing on the Outer Banks, being a father, a teacher, and grandfather. He is survived by his son, David Rose, his daughter-in-law, Chiyon, and his grandson, Isaac, his Mother, his sister, June, his sister, Julie, his nephew Chris, his nieces, Candace and Monica, and ex-wife, Carolyn. A memorial service was held at Brown Funeral Home is Newport, Tenn. on Thursday, January 31st. Condolences to the family can be sent to his son, David, at 5827 Jumilla Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) February 7, 2013

John Gregory Duke Sr.

November 10, 1946 – January 27, 2013 John Gregory Duke, Sr., resident of the Brighton Community in Tipton County, retired construction supervisor and husband of Linda Smith Duke died Sunday morning, January 27, 2013 at the St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett where he had been a patient for three weeks. He was 66 years of age and died following an illness of two months. Services of Remembrance with Military Honors for Mr. Duke were conducted at noon Saturday, February 2 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland. The officiating ministers were Dr. Ernest Gambrell and Pastor James Duke. Interment followed in the West Tennesee State Veterans Cemetery near Germantown. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center — West Chapel at Oakland. Condolences may be left on our online guestbook at The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) February 7, 2013

Jesse Hill Jr.

October 20, 1948 – January 30, 2013 Jesse Hill Jr., 64, of Covington, died on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at St. Luke Baptist Church in Covington. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) February 7, 2013

The Community Calendar is a free service offered by The Leader. We make every effort to include all submissions for this section, however these items are printed as space becomes available. To guarantee your event to be in the paper would require paid advertising. A complete list appears in the Community Events section on our web site,

February 8 The Dungarees & Petticoats Square Dance Club will begin a square dance class at 7 p.m. in the old fellowship hall of St. Williams Catholic Church, located at 4932 Easley at West St. in Millington. If you would like to learn how to square dance or have done so before and need to recycle, you are welcome to join. Singles are welcome. The class will be open to new members through Friday, Feb. 22. For more information, call Ron & Mary Mosbeck at 8372385 or email ronmarymos@ February 9 Brighton AYSO will hold a final registration event from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Old Brighton High School. Cost for the program is $65 which includes a soccer jersey, soccer socks and soccer accident insurance. All new players must show proof of age at the time of registration. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. If you have any questions, please call 290-8187 or email The Charleston Fire Department will be hosting its annual steak supper from 4:30 to 8 p.m. with a menu that includes baked potatoes, Texas toast and dessert. The cost is $15 a person. Brighton Middle School will be hosting their 2nd Annual Little Miss Sweetheart Pageant at 11 a.m. at

the school, located at 7785 Hwy. 51 S. in Brighton. The pageant is for ages 6 months to 18 years and the deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 1. All proceeds will benefit Mudcat Baseball 12’s. For more information, please visit the Mudcat Baseball website at www. The American Red Cross will host volunteer training sessions at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, located at 4624 Hwy. 59 S. in Covington from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The two areas of training are Shelter Operations and Disaster Action Team. Advance registration is required due to limited seating. To register or for more information, call or email Red Cross manager of volunteers Wanda Doyle at 901-672-6374 or Wanda. February 12 A Munford and Drummonds area Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at the Quito/Drummonds Volunteer Fire Department from 7-8 p.m. For more information call Barbara Borum at 837-3244. February 16 The Successful Gardening event at the Tipton County Museum will present “Sustainable Community Vegetable Gardening” with guest speaker Carl Wayne Hardeman from 10-11:30 a.m. Cost is $5. Free to members. The Covington Lions Club is having its 58th Annual Pancake Breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. at the Covington Integrated Arts Academy, located at 760 Bert Johnson Avenue in Covington. February 19 There will be an irrigation meeting at 11:30 a.m. The wife of Milford Timbs, she was a retired general partner of Timbs Builders and Supply, a member of the Brighton Baptist Church and an auxiliary member of the Gideons International. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, James (Cyndi) Timbs and Janet (Kenny) Campbell, both of Brighton; five grandchildren, Keith Timbs, Jamie Bullock, James Timbs, Jr., Jenna Campbell and Jordan Campbell and three great grandchildren, Brent Bullock, Bailey Bullock and Austin Timbs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey and Luvenia Gray; an infant daughter, Paulette Timbs and two brothers, J. B. McCommon and Marice Gray. The family requests that any donations be made to the Brighton Baptist Church Future Growth Fund or the Gideons International. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) February 7, 2013

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Elizabeth Thompson

Date of Death _ February 4, 2013

Becky Chipps

February 2, 1959 – February 3, 2013 Becky Chipps, 54, of Gates, passed away on Sunday, February 3 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 8 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. She is survived by her husband, Dan Chipps; one daughter, Becky Lee Turner of Munford; two sons, James Emmitt Elam of Covington and Billy Joe Decanter of Stanton; two step-daughters, Jennifer Hoy of Brighton and Victoria Shackelford of Memphis; five sisters, Mary Pruitt, Dorthy Graham, Linda Poole and Barbara Gibson, all of Covington, and Brenda Collins of Dyersburg; one brother, Harvey P. Gibson, Jr., of Millington; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Friends may sign an online guestbook at

Elizabeth Thompson, 68, of Atoka, died February 4, 2013. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 and the funeral will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, both at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Atoka, 1998 Atoka-Idaville Road. She will be buried in the church cemetery. Millington Funeral Home had charge of arrangments. She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Jones (Eddie), Gennette Foster (Ricky) and Sondra Teamer (Tony); two sons, John Thompson (Christle) and Wayne Thompson (LaSandra); five sisters, Shirley Wilson, Dorothy Payne, Darliene Smith, Margaret Holland and Jean Weathers; three brothers, James, Herman and Sherman Hall; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) February 7, 2013

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Ellen Gertrude Starnes

By Janet Tharpe

Chocolate Passion Torte Stirs the Senses

Date of Death – February 4, 2013 Ellen Gertrude Starnes, 94, of Munford, died on Monday, February 4, 2013. She was a member of Simonton Assembly of God Church. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 at Munford Funeral Home Chapel. She will be buried at Helen Crigger Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. W.A. Starnes; daughter Barbara Starnes Meadors; son Thurston Starnes; sisters Annie Craig Newman and Lena Craig Bishop; and brothers Henry Craig and Exford Craig. She is survived by four grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Poplar Grove Assembly of God Church. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) February 7, 2013

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Verna Lou Gray Timbs

Verna Lou Gray Timbs, 75, of Brighton, passed away on Monday, February 4. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 7 at the Covington Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow in Morrison’s Memorial Cemetery in Brighton.

A recepton in honor of Robert Wetzel will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The public is invited. Robert, a member of the Tipton Art League, is presently exhibiting his paintings at Dyers-


Lori Anderson

October 10, 1937 – February 4, 2013

at Tipton Farmer’s Co-Op, located at 301 Witherington Dr. in Covington. The event will feature speaker Justin Miller on irrigation equipment and scheduling. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call Becky Muller at 752-1207.

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burg State Community College, Jimmy Naifeh Center. February 21 There will be a crop market meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Braden Station Restaurant, located at 189 Hwy. 59 in Mason. The event will feature speakers Chuck Danehower on market outlook, and Bungee Marketing on available programs and market outlook. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call Becky Muller at 752-1207.

ome cook Lori Anderson created this wonderfully decadent Chocolate Passion Torte, a delicious cake for choc-o-holics everywhere! Start with a simple brownie mix, stud it with tons of chopped Oreo, then frost it with a cookies & cream whipped frosting. Top it all off with strawberries and a drizzle of - you guessed it! - liquid chocolate. This is a stunner of a recipe... for the eyes and the palate! See step-by-step photos of Lori’s festive recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win! Enjoy and remember, use “just a pinch”...

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• Bake in greased 10-inch springform pan 43-50 minutes, until middle is almost set. Cool at least one hour. • For frosting, in a saucepan on low heat mix 4 tbsp of water, 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of cocoa until Frosting: sugar dissolves. 4 tbsp water • Put 2 tbsp of water in a small 1/2 c sugar dish. Add 1 1/2 tsp of gelatin. Stir 1/4 c cocoa, unsweetened and let stand 1 minute. 2 tbsp water • Add gelatin mixture to cocoa 1 1/2 tsp gelatin, unflavored mixture; stir. Let stand until room 1 c whipping cream temp. 4 chopped Oreo cookies • Whip cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in cocoa mixture; blend well. Directions • Add remaining chopped cookies. • Combine brownie mix Spoon over brownie, decorate ingredients (eggs, oil, with liquid chocolate and/or water) according to package strawberries, if desired. Refrigerate directions. Add 1 cup chopped at least two hours before serving. Oreo cookies; mix well. Cake: 1 box brownie mix 1 c chopped Oreo cookies 2 eggs 1/2 c canola oil 1/4 c water

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Staying safer in a broken world As a Christian and an injury nouncements, I have since learned, lawyer, I see the effects every day are a treasure trove for thieves. They of this broken world that the Bible get the address of the deceased that will be vacant now, and the variously characternames of local close family izes as “corrupt” and members that will be at the “under a curse.” funeral at a given time! I was confronted It gets worse. They can recently with a sursteal from you without even prising new example being in your state. Any of how the corrupt internet-connected comworld is changing puter or phone can look our lives. I was visitup any obituary anywhere ing someone in Gerand obtain details, like the mantown, one of our mother’s maiden name of most affluent areas, the deceased. Then, these when I noticed a secriminals can open credit curity car sitting in a David Peel and spend money online in driveway. I asked a Peel Law Firm the deceased’s name for the neighbor why the felweek or two it takes to be low was sitting in the car. The neighbor casually replied, notified of the death. So what to do? Some people have “They have a funeral today.” I stood there, trying to under- stopped listing much in the way of stand how the fact of a funeral that detail in obituaries, while others day had anything to do with a se- even invite people to attend the curity guard. They explained, as if I service online. Some post family or was from a foreign land, that in Ger- friends at the house, hire house sitmantown when a funeral, or even a ters, or at least park lots of cars in wedding announcement, is made the driveway. When we travel, we in the paper, security is posted at always have missionary families the families’ addresses as criminals or others stay at our home, so it’s never empty. know no one will be home. Thieves online can gain all kinds I was surprised. Turns out, I should not have been. Funeral an- of information about your location

from you. Most of us have location services on our phones. Also, many folks’ postings on Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter list their location or post photographs (“I’m on a two-week cruise! Be back on the 28th”). This is an announcement to the world that their home is unoccupied and an easy mark for a burglar. Newspapers being put on hold for a week is another thing people do to protect themselves so their home looks occupied. However, that can even backfire if the employees use that information to know you are gone. Cruise line employees have arranged to have folks break into the vacant home of those sailing with their line. It’s a broken world with a lot of broken people. Being aware of the problem is the first step to staying safer. ______ Mr. Peel seeks justice for those injured in car accidents, work place incidents, medical malpractice, and nursing homes. He often addresses churches, clubs and groups without charge. Mr. Peel may be reached through wherein other articles may be accessed.




Loss of beach concerns residents By JESSICA COOKE

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A quiet beach bordering a section of the Mississippi River, once a favorite recreational spot of many in Tipton County, has been completely buried by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Hidden in the Randolph community, this beach ran along the corner of the Mississippi and Hatchie rivers next to the border of the Lower Hatchie Wildlife Refuge. Community members deemed it an ideal camping, fishing and walking area, and many frequented it to walk dogs, fly kites and even go parasailing from time to time. Only months ago, the Corps of Engineers began work to cover up the entire beach front with white rock, and now none of the former recreational site is accessible. Community members who previously enjoyed this site are concerned and saddened at the loss of this natural gem of Tipton County, which they say could have been a significant asset both to the recreational opportunities as well as the commercial appeal of the county. “I am not aware of any other user-friendly areas in Tipton County that accommodate the wide variety of activities found at just this one spot,” one community member said, expressing his regret for the lack of communication between the government and its citizens concerned with preserving the riverfront. “I, along with many, will sadly miss what was.” There is speculation that the river’s navigability depended upon this barrier to prevent the shore from effecting disruption. The Corps of Engineers could not be reached for comment.

Jeff McMillian, Doctor of Optometry 185 Wesley Reed Dr. Suite E • Atoka, TN 38004 (901) 840-EYES (3937) Pictured above, a young beach-goer fishes off the sandy banks of what was one of Tipton County's hidden recreational spots. Pictured below is the same beach today as a result of the work done by the Corps of Engineers.

Local artist featured at art show Robert “Bob” Wetzel, a member of the Tipton Art League, is presently exhibiting his paintings at Dyersburg State Community College Born in Houston, Miss. in 1945, Wetzel moved with his family to Memphis when his father came home from World War II. As a child, he would often present his artwork to family and friends. He pursued this talent through art classes at East High School and attended Memphis State University where he studied both fine arts and industrial arts. Wetzel’s love of drawing served him in his career of industrial design. He taught art in Marion, Arkansas while continuing to paint and work on sculptures. His paintings were shown in many art exhibits throughout the mid-south, including “Memphis Masters.” As Wetzel’s career made more demands, his time for artistic expression became limited, but he claims the calling was always there. Since retiring to Covington in 2010, he has been able to return to actively pursuing his artwork. Wetzel’s artistic endeavors usually fall into three main styles, the first of which is European street scenes characterized by colorful architecture and composition. The second of Wetzel’s preferred styles involves sculptured flowers, which feature florals with a touch of the abstract. He also paints in the style of plein air, which is a French term that refers to painting “in the open air” or on location. His plein air art features realistic town scenes defined by simplicity and a primitive touch. Wetzel’s work is on display in several local establishments such as Erwin’s Steakhouse, Coffee in the Attic, Buckaroo Hatters and shows of the Tipton Art League.


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We enjoyed the Super Bowl Party at church Sunday night. It was a great game, right to the end! Several of our boys and men had played flag football that afternoon to get in the mood. I bet some are sore today! Brayley Brown is recovering from surgery, as well as Albert Cates. Larry Whaley II is home from the hospital and Sue Bringle is still in rehab. Jenni Langston is back at church after a knee injury. Jeff Hanks is awaiting a nerve block and Joyce Whaley is having tests, as well as Cammy Evans' mother. Bobbie Deen, John Dickey, Charlie Click, Pat Farabee, Lavern Fowler and Barbara Johnson remain in our prayers. Also remember Jimbo Edmonds, and all our servicemen and women. Mandy Otts Billings was in a car accident week before last, and is still sore and has some stitches at the corner of her eye. It surely could have been worse. We’re so glad she's healing and is going to be okay. I know Debbie was scared to get that phone call early in the morning. Congratulations to Michael and Jessica Whaley on the birth of little Jesse James Whaley today. Born at 31 weeks, he weighs 5.6 pounds and is 16 inches long. I know he will be a little fighter though! Congratulations to grandparents Andy and Delores Whaley and to uncles David and

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Chris! Congratulations to Becky Evins and Sherri Kidd on receiving their Master's degrees in Education from Arkansas State Univeristy! Happy birthdays for two weeks go to Al Chaney and Mary Beasley on Jan. 28, to Lawson Maxwell on the 31st, to Johnny Jones on Feb. 1, to Jennifer Phillips on the 4th, to Matt Sallee on the 6th, to Karen Wall on the 8th and to Rusty Cartwright and John Dickey on the 9th! Ladies' First Friday Dinner and Movie Night will be Friday the 15th. The Annual Valentine's Banquet will be on the 16th. Teens and chaperones will go to CYC on the 22nd-24th. "The Biblical Picture of the Family" is at Gilt Edge Church of Christ Saturday from 9 a.m. till 3:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. till noon, then 5 - 6 p.m. Everyone is invited! The Byars-Hall Luncheon this month is Friday, Feb. 8. It will be at the country club at noon, I think. Thanks, Mack Easley! Don't forget Covington's Chocolate Tour this Saturday the 9th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Debbie Otts and I will be there. It was great last year! This week's Farmer's Almanac Quote: "In North America juncos (snowbirds) are the most common birds to appear at winter feeders." We always see them before a snow! "Thanks for Reading" this week goes to Janice Smith and Catherine McCalla! Sa-lute!


Ruffin Theater will host Crockett show The Historic Ruffin Theater presents An Evening with the Honorable David Crockett of Tennessee, starring Michael Moore as the Original Gentleman from the Cane. Moore is an actor, director and writer from Atoka with a rich background in theater performance as well as a deep interest in David Crockett. Sherri Onoroti of the Ruffin writes, “Step back in time to hear America’s original “eccentric” backwoods humorist talk about frontier life, bear hunting, and Washington politics!” The event takes the stage on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for ages 3-17, seniors over 65 and military ID.


Marriage licenses: January 2013 The following marriage licenses were recorded in the office of Mary Gaither, Tipton County Clerk, during the month of January 2013. w Anthony Wayne Carlisle to Cheryl Lynn Roberts Brown Yassine Chaabouni to Traci Cloconda Bailey Rone Devin James Cleek to Amanda Ryan Yates Trevor Kelly Donovan to Melissa Wood Scruggs Evan James Ethridge to Hannah Marie Mochrie Clifford Adam Hancock to Ashley Lynn Brady Charles Melvin Laughlin to Kaythern Marie Winkle Reynolds Paul Stanley Parker to Mary Ware Turner Vincent Eugene Pipkin to Kristy Lashea Whitley James Allen Sitter to Theresa Marie Decosta Keener John Thomas Springer to Haley Jessica Lyles Robert Alex Stewart to Kaily Ann Davis Morgan Casey Wilson to Ashley Danielle Watkins

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JANUARY 2013 NEWS & EVENTS The Tipton County Commission on Aging Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recent selection of Kerry Overton as the new executive director. Kerry has held positions at our local hospital and local banks. Her background includes working in the areas of public relations, marketing and administration. Kerry is a lifelong resident of Covington and a daughter of the late John and Janie Walker. She and her husband, Jimmy have one son, Heath. Kerry is an active member of First Presbyterian Church Covington where she has served as an Elder, Deacon and is currently President of the Presbyterian Women. She is a life member of the Tipton County Junior Auxiliary and a board member of the Tipton County Museum and Nature Center. Kerry stated, “I am excited and honored to have been chosen to lead this fine facility. The board members are some of the finest people I have ever worked with in my career. “ UPCOMING EVENTS February is Black History Month. The Tipton County Commission on Aging is pleased to announce a special speaker, Ms. Hattye Yarbrough, who will be speaking on “Celebrating Black History.” Ms. Yarbrough, a retired educator, will present her program on Monday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this special presentation. On Wednesday, February 6, Dr. Cummins will be speaking in our Dining Room on Medication Management. We would like for anyone interested in this topic to join us at 10:00 a.m. on that date. The Tipton County Commission on Aging’s Phone-A-Thon will be held Thursday, February 21. This is a fundraiser for our Senior Center and Helen’s House. Saturday, March 16 is our Sham-Rock-AThon which is being held the day before St. Patrick’s Day. We would like to extend an invitation to you to come and “rock” for our Senior Center. This fundraiser was held for the first time last year and was a great success. There will be food, fun and fellowship for all who participate in this event. If you would like to sign up, please call 476-3333. Our Bible studies every Thursday are currently being led by Rev. John Wingard. Rev. Wingard is very interesting and inspiring. As always, the public is invited to join us at 10:00 a.m. for this inspirational study of the Word.

As TCCA welcomes the New Year we would like to extend an invitation to any and all seniors in Tipton County to come and join us at the Senior Center. There are numerous activities to keep you “young” - walking in our gym, our popular exercise class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, playing pool, crafting, bingo, guest speakers and music. For more information call 476-3333. We would love to hear from you.

Tipton County Commission on Aging 401 S. College, P.O. Box 631 Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3333/901-476-3398- Fax Kerry W. Overton, Executive Director Helen’s House- Anita Feuring-476-1068 Website-

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Museum’s gardening series continues By JESSICA COOKE Through the month of February, the Tipton County Museum in Covington is celebrating their 15th annual gardening series. Each year, the museum's staff host this gardening event over four Saturdays for community members of all gardening skill and experience levels. This past Saturday, they kicked off the the series with guest speaker Eleanor Herron, who specializes in growing herbs. During the second session which is coming up this Saturday,

guest speaker Tom Mashour of the Memphis Area Master Gardener Association will present his topic, "Fertilizers - Everything You Need to Know!" Continuing throughout the month, there will be more guest speakers from around the area for each event who will be speaking on various aspects of gardening. Feb. 16 will have Carl Wayne Hardeman speaking on sustainable community vegetable gardening, and on Feb. 23, Covington's own Jere Hadley will be giving a special presentation on do-it-yourself landscaping on a budget. The event continues each Satur-

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The Finchers will be presenting a concert on Feb. 10 at Elm Grove United Methodist Church. A potluck dinner will be at 5 p.m. and the concert will be at 6:30. Come and join us for “spiritual enrichment.” This morning when I got up, I could not even see the lake in our backyard, it was so foggy here in Burlison. It is now 1 p.m. and the sun is shining so bright and beautiful. It feels so good to have the sun shining. M. D. and I have joined the Munford Senior Citizen Center in Munford. We went for lunch this morning. It just cost $1.00 each. They have lots of things that senior citizens can do and our favorite thing is to eat lunch. We are making some new friends and are enjoying being with other senior citizens. I will be doing the children's sermon on Feb. 24. The title is "Apples & Cows" and it goes like this: We have two big apple trees in our back yard. The apples started getting ripe late in August and hung on the trees till late October. Well, I made apple pies,

day in February and begins at 10 a.m. Admission is free to museum members, and $5 per person for non-members. Refreshments will be provided. The museum, which is an extension of Cobb-Parr Park and facilitated by Covington Parks and Recreation, is located at 751 Bert Johnston Avenue in Covington and is the home of a nature center as well as a veteran's memorial museum. For more information concerning the event, call Alice at 4760242.

apple sauce, put apples in the freezer, and I even dried apples out on our deck. It did not take them long to dry and I have them in a flour sack hanging up, just waiting for me to make fried apple pies. We would pick up the apples as they fell from the trees and give them to the cows that live next door to our property. One day I had picked up a big bucket full and dumped them over the fence and the cows just came running over to eat them. The cows ate all the apples that we put in the pasture. Almost every day they would come over to be fence and moo for apples. I had put about 2 bushel of apples in the refrigerator, so last week the apples were getting stale. I gathered up two 5 gallon buckets and put them over the fence. I called them for two days to come and get some apples. Finally after two days they were out in the pasture close to our home. I went out to the fence and called the cows and all of them, about 20, came running over to eat the apples. We are thankful for apples and for cows that furnish us all with milk to drink. So this is going to be my children's sermon on the 24. Amen!

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On Saturday Josh, Erica and Avery Marie Blyue visited the home of Troy and Connie Blyue. Callie and son Emery Dean Blackmon visited later on Saturday as well. The Gilt Edge Church of Christ will be having their second “Biblical Picture of the Family” this weekend. The speakers are Chris Harper and David Dalton. The services are on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at the Burlison Community Center from noon till 1:30 p.m. The Sunday services begin at 10 and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The church is located at 10726 Hwy 59 W. and the phone number is 476-8482. The church has a daily radio program on WKBL 1250 AM at 12:45 and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On the prayer list are Henry and Laverne Fowler, Louise Martindale, Andrea Stafford, Willie Mae Lawson, Lois Smith, Carolyn Hanks, Trixie Dawson, Caroline Darden, Carla Carlson, Janet Dempsey, DeVaughn Jackson, Dennis Gholson, Jody Coker, Ian Boswell, Michael Barton, Ryan Hirsch, E. J. Perkins, Seth Kellow and Chance Hall. Please remember those who are in

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We are still collecting JCHO dues for this year as well as last year. It’s never too late for your dues as they are so badly needed in the aid of college scholarships as well as for the continual upkeep of our cemetery in Jamestown. Please see our treasurers, Mary Burton and Jessie Cooke. Rev. Pearl Andrews is president. We are in prayer for Shade Alston, Isiah Burton Sr., Ruth Alston, Katarene Harber, Jennie Stewart, Louise Mason, Posey Reed, Joseph Heaston Sr., Connie and Christine Brown, Carlotta Jones, Flossie Woods, Mary Ballard, Eugene and Gigi Baker, David and Charlene Sneed, Rufus Garner, Wayne Jerry, George Hooper, Eula Culbreath, Ruth Grif-

fin, Rudolph and Dollie Boykins, Fletcher and Nadine Dickerson, Jessie Lawson, Beaulah Wakefield, Viola Jones, Rube Coe, Knot Hollands, Percy and Allie White, Robert and Dorcus Smith, Andrew Jackson, Thelma Nicoles, Claudia Cross, Johnnie Thomson and Rhonda Heaston McLin. Happy birthday this week on Feb. 5 to my only daughter Kimberly Reed who lives in Los Angeles, Calif. Wishes also to everyone who is celebrating their special day this week. That’s all for this week. Stay warm because it’s still wintertime and we are in a flu outbreak. Remember, “love can always be found, even in a heart that’s lonely.”


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Dunlap Retirement Center Hello everybody! I hope you’re all doing well this beautiful day. From what I understand, it’s not going to be so beautiful tomorrow. But that’s okay; we can handle the weather, can’t we? That is, if it doesn’t get too out of hand. It sure is nice to see the buttercups out! It’s a sure sign that spring is on its way. I love this time of year. It’s a promise of new life, and God’s handiwork is so obvious! We need to remember to continue to be in prayer for Charlie Click. He’s such a wonderful man and loves life and family to the fullest. Also, would you still pray for Ms. Louise Gupton? She is still at Memphis Jewish Rehab. It’s looking like a couple more weeks and she’ll be home. She’s ready “yesterday,” she told me! And we’re ready for her to come home! Memphis Jewish Rehab is a very nice facility. This was my first time to see it. It’s beautiful. It’s out in the country now, but that probably won’t last, as things are growing up all around it. We sure do miss Mr. Kenny Hughey! He went to live with his sister in Ripley. I know they are both so happy to be


back together. I am happy for them! We’ll come see you though, Mr. Kenny! Best wishes and you take care. We love you! We have the possibility of a gentleman moving into Mr. Kenny’s room, so we’ll have to wait and see how it goes. At the moment, we have two rooms available. One is a suite and the other is a nice size room, both with full bathrooms. If you know of anyone that would benefit from our facility out here, please give them my name and number! Don’t forget to keep Saturday, May 4 reserved for our Springfest here on the grounds of Dunlap. If you would like to take a tour of the grounds on that day, we would love to show you the place! Until next week, please be kinder than necessary to everyone you meet. You never know the hardships they may be experiencing. Love the Lord, love your spouse and be faithful, love your children and love your neighbor like yourself. God bless you all!

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Tipton County and the Civil War: October 8, 1862 Compiled by Russell Bailey Tipton County Historian When nightfall ended the Battle of Murfreesboro on Dec. 31, 1862, Confederate forces had captured an estimated 4,000 prisoners and 31 cannon. The Federals still held their Nashville Pike supply line. For the soldiers of Tipton, the battle was over. S. Emory Sweet of the 9th Tennessee wrote: “We caught the Yankees napping, and got some of their good coffee and ham, something we had not had in along time.” T. J. Walker recalled: “It was intensely cold…but we could not build fires on account of it being a target for the enemy’s sharpshooters... whiskey was issued to our division that night for the first time during the war and the last.” On Jan. 2d, Bragg ordered former Vice President John C. Breckenridge’s Divi-

sion to attack the Union left. Gen. Gideon Pillow, who had urged the occupation of Randolph in 1861, commanded one of the brigades. After initial success, massed Union artillery devastated the hard-charging Confederates. With the Federals firmly posted in strong positions and lacking the manpower to drive them away, Bragg withdrew his Army of Tennessee to Shelbyville. The two-day battle cost the Federals 12,700 casualties; the Confederates about 9,900. Gen. B. F. Cheatham’s Division of mostly Tennesseans lost nearly 2,000 of their 5,900 men engaged. The companies of the 4th, 9th, 51st, and 154th Tennessee Regiments containing Tipton Countians lost at least 65 casualties, less than the 76 sustained in the Battle of Perryville. For the men of the 51st Tennessee, Murfreesboro was one of their bloodiest battles. Col. John Chester reported 86 casualties of the 290 engaged. The

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Staff and service recipients went to the Covington Sportsplex to work out and to get some exercise. Afterwards we went to Wal Mart where some of the staff and service recipients purchased items and worked on money management. We also celebrated Sally Chamberlain’s with a homemade peanut butter cake on Tuesday, Jan. 8. They also watched a DVD of The Andy Griffith Show in the front room where we have been doing our devotions Monday-Friday. They also have been playing Wheel of Fortune in the front room. Terry and Jerry B. and their house parent Edith B. came by to visit on Wednesday, Jan. 9 for a visit. It was nice to see them. Staff and service recipients celebrated Sally C. and Debbie L.’s birthdays with fruit on Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Covington Sportsplex. Officer Chris P. is Ms. Amy’s husband and came by to visit us at the Sportsplex. He is an officer with the Tipton County Sheriff’s Department in Covington. Staff and service recipients went to Bartlett Bowling Lanes to bowl and everyone had a nice time. We hope to go back again. Staff and service recipients are watching a DVD of Barney in the front room. The staff and service recipients are watching a DVD of the

three companies composed all or partly of Tiptonians (Companies’ G, H, and I) suffered 54 of the 86 casualties (63%) of the total (Companies’ G, H, and I lost 7 of the 11 killed; 46 of the 72 wounded and 1 of the 3 reported missing). Two of the three company commanders were casualties: Lt. Geo. C. Howard of Co. G. wounded, Capt. Thomas Campbell of Co. H. killed. Capt. John T. Barret of the “Tipton Rifles” 4th Tennessee was also wounded. A son of David and Mary McCreight Wilson, William J. D., was a volunteer in the 51st Tennessee. William was the youngest of the ordained Elders of the Salem Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. John McCreight wrote of his death at Murfreesboro: “…William was shot through the bowels, carried back to the [Stones] river and died that night. From what I can learn he was perfectly resigned to his fate. He said for his friends not to weep

Three Stooges and playing Wheel of Fortune on the computer in the front room. Staff and service recipients were out for bad weather on Tuesday, Jan. 15 and came back on Wednesday, Jan. 16. It was good to have a day off. Two of our former service recipients came by to visit us. They were Jerry and Terry Bouwman and it was good to see them. Staff and service recipients went to Dollar General Store to purchase some items and work on money management. We also played basketball and exercised at the Sportsplex. The staff and service recipients would like to thank Ms. Norma T. for donating the magazines to our center. We appreciate them very much and it was very thoughtful of her to do that. We also watched a DVD of Matilda in the front room. Staff and service recipients went to Hobby Lobby to purchase items and work on money management. Afterwards we went to McDonalds for lunch. Staff and service recipients want to thank Ms. Beth C. for donating the magazines and the material that she donated to the center. We appreciate it very much. On Friday, Jan. 25 staff and service recipients celebrated Debbie L.’s birthday with cupcakes, spaghetti, cole slaw and French bread. The lunch was provided by Debbie’s parents and was delicious. We also played bingo and enjoyed ourselves very much.

for him. I could find nothing about his burial, only that he was buried on the Battlefield. He was a Christian, a patriot and a soldier. Oh, may his grave ever be green, may we ever cherish the memory of such men...” A lady at Portersville added a comment on the passing of two men of the 51st Tennessee: “We received news from our boys concerning their fate in the Battle of Murfeesboro. Whilst many hearts rejoiced on account of the preservation of loved ones, yet we have been called to sympathize with the friends of Billie Wilson and Billie Stevenson. The two who seemed were most needed at home have fallen…Wm. Stevenson fell at home, a victim of disease. Billie [Wilson] far away upon the battlefield… both died within a few hours of each other on the same day.” Stevenson was killed in battle per his service record.

We have also been doing devotions in the front room Monday-Friday. Staff and service recipients celebrated Babette’s birthday with cake and cookies at the Sportsplex on Thursday, Jan. 31. Garland Methodist Women made a donation to the Tipton County Adult Development Center for our new building fund. Staff and service recipients are watching a DVD of Five Mile Creek. Thank you to our anonymous donor who paid for four months of Sportsplex membership. We are also watching a DVD of No Deposit No Return in the front room. Staff and service recipients celebrated Babette’s birthday with chili, crackers, cornbread, tea, punch cake and ice cream. The lunch was provided by Babette’s family and was very delicious. We want to thank her family for the delicious lunch on Friday, Feb. 1. Until next time, Floyd Columbus.

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TCAP writing test is given online By JESSICA COOKE The Tipton County School Board is breaking new ground in the realm of implementing technology in the classroom, and they’re starting with this week’s TCAP tests. Board members have long been engaging in careful discussion on a variety of topics that involve the use of various technological resources by the school system to make the education of the county’s children of the highest quality possible. The topic of the most interest over the last few months has been the use of cell phones in schools, which has inspired a lot of careful thought and planning. However, with TCAP testing upon the county these next few weeks, the

focus has shifted into the realm of electronic testing procedures. These procedures launched on Monday with the start of the statewide testing, and involved the writing portion of the TCAP. This portion of the test is administered to grades 5, 8 and 11 each year, and for the two higher grades, it is being taken completely online. Director of Instruction Dr. John Combs reported Monday that the test’s first day was quite a success. “So far it’s gone pretty well. We’re happy,” he said. Combs reported that the technology department has done a good job of getting everything set up in preparation for the test, as have the school board members and test administrators. He said that the timing of the procedure’s implementation was dictated by

the state, and local school districts were required to respond accordingly. “The state department said this was something we had to do, so we had to go with it,” he said. “Were we prepared? I think we were.” Because of the limitations regarding available computers and bandwidth, 8th and 11th graders have had to schedule this portion of the test for a specific time throughout the week and has required a lot of preparation and dedication from the administering staff. “This is going to be a really good pilot, a good indicator as far as what will be necessary for other changes in technology we’ve got coming up,” Combs said of the electronic procedures. “We’re excited to see how this will go.”

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Teaching respect and tolerance By JESSICA COOKE The following article is the first of a four-part series that will continue each week through the month of February. In addition, each Monday staff writer Jessica Cooke will supplement the series with an editorial blog which can be found on the Leader website at With a rise in awareness for civil rights and equality, local schools and communities have been taking recent steps to address the age-old issue of bullying, a serious issue well-deserving of the attention. While the term “bullying” may conjure playground images of simple pushing, shoving and name-calling, educators and other specialists are making efforts to increase awareness that the real issue is much more serious. The Tennessee Department of Education’s Bullying and Harassment Guide defines the term as that which “fosters a climate of fear and disrespect that can seriously impair the physical and psychological health of its victims and creates conditions that negatively affect learning.” It goes on to specify that it is “unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance” and “is repeated or has the potential to be repeated over time.” SEE BULLYING, A11

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By JESSICA COOKE In the next few weeks, Dyersburg State Community College's Covington campus will break ground for their new learning resource center. The new two-winged building, which covers 54,000 square feet, will serve as a lab and tutoring center, recreational facility and the new Tipton County Public Library. It has been made possible through several different funding sources, including the state, the school and the county. Plans have been in the works since money became available through the Board of Regents in December of 2010, and administration anticipates a ground-breaking ceremony in early March, depending on the weather. The center will be the third building at the Jimmy Naifeh Cen-

ter, and will be a stepping stone for what DSCC president Karen Bowyer said is much more to come. She reports that the State Building Commission will soon be looking at all the property so that administration will be able to plan how it's going to be used over the next 10 or 20 years. The new center will allow interaction between students and the community due to the presence of the public library in the building. In addition, the technology that will be found in the center will help the school in its efforts to train high school and college students to be prepared for the workforce as soon as possible. "I think we've proven that these kinds of colleges can certainly help produce quality workforce, people with more skills who can attract better-paying jobs," Bowyer said. "The fact that we're building a nicer facility will attract local high

school kids." The certification of high school students is a top priority for the college, as evidenced by the extensive dual enrollment programs in place in local high schools. Now with the new facility, the college will offer new manufacturing certification options which will allow students to get well-paying production jobs at plants right out of high school. In additon, they are working on their emergency medical certifications to make the credentials available to high school students of age 17 or older. "There are some nice career tracks with these credentials," Bowyer said. The new center will help work toward these goals, bringing many new and important academic resources to education in the community.

Local airman completes basic air force training Air Force Airman Raheem E. Douglas graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During the eight and a half weeks of training, he completed training in a variety of areas including initial war skills and discipline, combat life saving and security programs, basic leadership and physical fitness. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in an applied science degree through the Community College of Air Force. Douglas is the son of Eric and Marilyn Douglas of Mason. He is a 2012 graduate of Brighton High School.

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Continued from A10 Daryl Walker, who is over the Pupil Services department of the Tipton County Board of Education, is a long-time educator and has seen years of student interaction. He makes it clear that the issue has become very serious. “This is an age-old problem. But we cannot say ‘kids will be kids’ anymore. We can’t do that. And that’s the way we used to handle it sometimes. You’ve got to treat it like it can cause self-harm.” He went on to explain that one of the most severe aspects of the issue, cyber-bullying, has been a big factor in the lack of respect children and teenagers have the potential

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to show one another. Cyber-bullying is bullying through electronic devices, primarily through social media and networks. Professionals state that even adults have a greater propensity to show disrespect through cell phones and computers due to the lack of personal interaction required. “If I don’t have to look at you, I’m going to say things that I normally wouldn’t say,” Walker explained. With this increased lack of respect and tolerance students have become accustomed to, a great deal of attention has been given to prohibit this behavior within the academic environment. The Tipton County Board of Education has been cracking down onbullying, and putting

programs in place to ensure that students are showing their peers respect and tolerance. This includes intensive training for teachers and faculty members as well as daily methods of instilling these values in the students themselves. However, social worker Shunda McCoy emphasizes that schools can’t be solely responsible for curbing the issue. “I think we have to remember that bullying happens everywhere,” she said. “It doesn’t just happen at the school.” Walker added, “The schools can’t teach children everything. But the home is the vital part of our society, and we need to understand as parents that we have that responsibility to help the schools teach those values. They go hand-in-hand.”

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Boxer takes second in nation By JEFF IRELAND Latonio Grandberry made a little history over the weekend in Kansas City, Mo. Grandberry, an 11-year-old member of the Covington Boxing Club, finished second in the 85-pound division of the National Silver Gloves Tournament. He won his first two matches, including a semifinal win over Ziyaad Hussan of East Orange, N.J., to earn a shot at top-ranked Luis Ybarra of Colorado Springs, Colo. Grandberry lost a close decision to finish second in the nation. “He was probably the youngest kid we've ever had make it that far,” said Covington coach Jimmy Glover. “He did great.” Grandberry qualified for the event after advancing through state and regional events. He won the state title in Jackson. He made the trip with his parents and coach. “His parents made the trip and were right there cheering him on,” Glover said. “It was pretty special.”

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Above, Munford senior Lauren Zvolanek maneuvers between a trio of Brighton players during the Lady Cougars' 65-30 win. At right, Brighton's Charles Mosley and Munford's Kylon Hall get tangled. Munford also won the boys game 65-30. Photos by Jeff Ireland

Munford sweeps Brighton By JEFF IRELAND This time of year coaches of teams that have already clinched everything they can clinch sometimes face a dilemma: How do you motivate a team playing games that, at least on paper, don't mean anything? The Munford Lady Cougars, who locked up the regular season district title last week, hosted Brighton on Friday in one of those games. Munford started slowly, but surged in the second quarter and won going away, 65-30. It was the 20th win of the season for Munford (21-5 overall, 7-0 District 13-AAA). Brighton fell to 3-16 and 0-7. “It was our 20th win,” Poindexter said. “At the end of the season we can look back and be proud of that, but the ultimate goal is to get ready for the (district) tournament … I do know this: I told the girls we got beat Tuesday (by Briarcrest).” With 2:13 left in the first quarter, Munford and Brighton were tied at 6. But the Lady Cougars went on a 22-3 run in the second period to take control of the game. Munford senior Shaliyah Wiggins, who finished with a gamehigh 26 points, hit two of her three 3-pointers during the run and senior Alex Turner also hit a pair of long balls as Munford raced to a 32-11 lead. Kierra Richardson hit a 3-pointer early in the third quarter and finished with 10 points. Robneisha Lee, Munford's leading scorer, was ill and finished with just three points, but it made no difference. SEE SWEEP, PAGE B3

Covington keeps rolling By STEVE HOLT The Milan Lady Bulldogs had one quarter in them last Friday before the Lady Chargers took charge and put the game away with a 70-32 win at Milan. Covington (26-2 overall, 15-1 District 13-AA) was not focused in the early going as they missed several point blank shots and played with little passion. On defense, Covington allowed Milan (4-20, 2-14) an early 5-0 lead before taking command with 10 unanswered point fueled by six straight Lady Bulldog turnovers that gave CHS a 21-13 lead they did not relinquish. Covington’s man-toman was too much, allowing only 19 points in the final three quarters. Iva Estrada and Meredith Fry led Milan in scoring with nine points each. Covington’s Ashia Jones topped all scorers with 24 points, 22 of them coming in the first half. Precious Harvey added 14 for CHS. Covington committed only 10 turnovers in the game while Milan gave it away 30 times. The Chargers clinched their third consecutive District 13-AA regular season championship with a 62- 38 win over the Milan Bulldogs at Milan last Friday.

CHS (24-3, 16-0) has lost only two district games in the regular season in the past three years with two games remaining in the 2013 season. The Bulldogs (2-20, 2-14) led for the majority of the first period as the SEE CHS, PAGE B3

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Flying fish causing ecosystem problems 'They could essentially wipe out the bottom of the food chain' By JEFF IRELAND

Videos of flying fish jumping into and over boats are ubiquitous on YouTube and other Internet websites. While it can be amusing to watch, according to officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, it's no laughing matter for fishermen and the Mississippi River's ecosystem. Alan Peterson, a regional manager with TWRA, said the Asian carp are troublesome for two reasons. When they jump out of the water and collide with boaters traveling 30 miles per hour the results can be disastrous. Plus, the fish are filter feeders, meaning they swim around with their mouths open

and vacuum up just about every living thing they encounter. “They're here in huge numbers,” Peterson said. “They could essentially wipe out the bottom of the food chain.” Officials believe the fish, also called big heads and silver carp, ended up in the Mississippi River and its tributaries after being stocked in commercial ponds in Arkansas. Flooding, Peterson said, is the likely reason the fish escaped from ponds. The fish don't jump in their natural habitat like they do here. For unknown reasons, when the fish hear a motor they jump and can cause problems for boaters. Measures are being taken to alleviate the

problem. The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet in Nashville Feb. 14 and 15. On the agenda will be considering changing commercial fishing regulations to allow more effective nets to be used. “We're trying to help the fishermen out,” said Bobby Wilson, the TWRA's chief of fisheries. “For now that's what we're looking at to manage it.” He said other measures are being looked at down the road, but if the TWRA waits long it “could be too late.” After the meeting later this month, the TWRA will send out news releases and post information on their website about the changes they are considering.

“We're looking for public input,” he said. “Then we'll meet again and decide what we're going to do.” Peterson said one way to take care of the problem is to find ways to make it profitable for commercial fishermen to catch the flying fish. The TWRA is looking for processing plants that could use the fish for food or fertilizer. “An effort is being made to create a market for them,” Peterson said. “The only way to make an impact is to put a dollar figure on it.” Peterson said he first heard of the fish showing up in this area around the mid 1990s. In some areas of the Mississippi River, Peterson said, 98 percent of the fish in the water are Asian carp. “The Mississippi River and Kentucky Lake are full of them,” Peterson said. “They just take over the place.”

The Tipton County Republican Party will hold a reorganization meeting for the purpose of electing officers for 2013-2014 on February 26, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the community room at Trust Company Bank in Brighton. Katie Scott will chair the Contest and Credentials Committee; P.O. Box 96, Mason, Tennessee. The deadline for filing the election contest shall be March 13, 2013. Website:

Statewide turkey seasons starts next month; War event coming For all the Civil War, wild turkey season is WWI and WWII buffs March 30-May 12. there will be a two day There is a statewide event at the Southaven youth-only hunt (ages Arena Feb. 16-17 6-16) March 23called the Mid24. Bag limit: South Civil War one bearded and Military bird. Youth Show. hunters must World War I and be accompaII books, prints, nied by an relics, weap- Wildlife Chatter adult 21 years ons, currency, By Arnold Bull of age or older uniforms, docuwho must rements, photos and more main in a position to take will be on display. immediate control of the The event runs 9 a.m. hunting device. to 5 p.m. on Saturday Bag limit statewide and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on season: one bearded turSunday. key per day, not to exceed The 2013 statewide four per season. Turkeys

taken on all quota hunts are bonus turkeys. There are non-quota hunts at AEDC, Catoosa, Cordell Hull, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Meeman Shelby Forest State Park and Natural Area/Eagle Lake Refuge, North Chickamauga Creek (including Natural Area Unit), Prentice Cooper State Forest and Williamsport. Check TWRA guidelines for dates and limits. For the 2013 spring turkey hunts in LBL (check brochures for dates and limits), there are both quota and non-quota

Sports Happenings Malcolm Terry Jr., a senior at Brighton High School, will be among the boxers taking part in a 10-fight card Feb. 15 during Friday Night Fights at the New Daisy in Memphis. Promoted by MidSouth Boxing and Roy Jones Jr. Promotions, the event will included boxers from the area. Log on to midsouthboxing. com for more information. Munford Dixie Youth Baseball is holding registration until Feb. 22 (in person) and Feb. 24 (online) for boys and girls ages 4-14. Register in person at 63 College St. or online at Practice begins in March and play starts in April. Call 837-5944 or e-mail for more information. The Rosemark Reds 10AA competitive baseball team is looking for players to complete the spring 2013 roster. We play in local USSSA tournaments. Players can't turn 11 before May 1, 2013 to be eligible. If interested, call or text 901581-0791.

Sign-ups for 2013 Covington Dixie Youth Baseball will be Saturday mornings Jan. 26 through Feb. 16 at Oak Grove Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Munford’s Comer signs with Southwest CC By JEFF IRELAND Tara Comer became the second Munford softball player this year to sign a softball scholarship with Southwest Tennessee Community College. In front of family, friends and teammates, Comer signed on the dotted line Monday morning in the MHS cafeteria. Comer was in the Lady Cougars' pitching rotation last year and was also a big part of the offense. “We definitely like her as a hitter,” said Southwest coach Keith Gentry, who signed Munford's Alex Stanford last week. “I've seen her hit some long home runs … But we're going to giver her a look pitching too.” Comer hit three home runs last year, drove in 16 runs and finished with a .263 batting average and .386 slugging percentage. As a pitcher she went 9-6 with a 1.39 ERA and struck out 44 batters in 90.1 innings. “Tara has probably matured as much as any player we've had here,” said Munford coach Glenn Goulder. “She's a good teammate … As a hitter, she's got really quick hands. She's also a good pitcher.” “This was a chance for me to play close to home,” Comer said. “They're a good team. I know next year I'm going to have to adjust because there are a lot of good pitchers.”


Continued from B1 Chargers came out of the gate seemingly distracted and disinterested. Covington took the lead for good at 16-15 with less than two minutes remaining in the quarter. After that it was just a matter of the final tally. CHS led by 18 at the half and would lead by as many as 31 in the fourth. Chevia Hughes and Demetrius Dyson led all scorers with 11 points a


Continued from B1 Morgan Shaver led Brighton with nine points. “We came out flat,” Poindexter said, “but overall it was a good performance.” The boys game was never close as Munford jumped out to a 23-4 lead and never looked back en

Tara Comer signed a softball scholarship with Southwest Tennessee Community College earlier this week. Pictured are, from left, front, Nancy Comer, mother; Autry Comer, father; back, Mike Huffman, MHS athletic director; Keith Gentry, Southwest coach; and Glenn Goulder, MHS coach. Photo by Jeff Ireland

piece. Justin Creasy and Adam Rimmer led the Bulldogs with six each. Covington committed 14 turnovers while forcing 25 with an impenetrable man-to-man defense. In other recent action: Despite opening the game 0 for 8 from the floor, the Lady Chargers’ Ashia Jones took charge with 13 of her game high 20 points in the first quarter as second-ranked Covington (27-2, 16-1) ended the quarter up

15-4 in a 72-47 win over Crockett County (10-14, 9-8) on Tuesday. The win, coupled with a Martin Westview loss to Obion, gives the Lady Chargers a full one-game lead in the district. They can clinch the top seed for next week’s district tournament in Dyersburg and the regular season championship with a win over Obion County tomorrow night in the regular season finale at Castellaw Gym on Senior Night.

Precious Dyson tossed in 15 for CHS and Precious Harvey had 11. • The Crockett County Cavaliers, looking to clinch the number two seed in the district, gave the Chargers all they wanted Tuesday night at Crockett before falling 90-77 in a foul plagued contest. Covington (25-3, 170), which moved up to a second place state AA ranking this week, found the going tough early on. The lead bounced back

route to a 65-30 win over Brighton (1-23, 0-7). Munford (14-11, 5-2) got 18 points from Jonathan Stark and 16 from Kameron Foster. Jericho Williams led Brighton with 18. Stark and Kylon Hall had back-to-back dunks midway through the first quarter as the lead expanced to 12-2.

Stark and Foster each hit 3-pointers later in the quarter as the lead hit 19 points. In other recent action, the Munford boys defeated FCA 73-64 in overtime and the Lady Cougars beat FCA 73-64 in double overtime. The Lady Cougars trailed by five after one quarter before rallying to

take the lead in the third quarter. Both teams scored four points in the first overtime before Munford outscored FCA 11-2 in the second overtime. Lee led the way with 23 points, Wiggins had 17 and Richardson added 10.

and forth the entire first quarter with Jalen Claybon’s deuce as time expired tying the score at the buzzer at 17. Crockett (19-7, 13-4) took its last lead at 18-17 with a free throw to open the second period but went to the locker room down 38-34. A 9-1 Charger run to open the third period pushed the margin to 12 points early in the quarter. Demetrius Dyson took the team on his shoulders

in the second half scoring 30 of his game- and career-high 41 points. Jaylin Dyson added 11 and Bobby Shanks 10 with some strong work in the paint. Covington looks to run the table for the second consecutive season in regular season district play tomorrow night at Castellaw Gym with a win over the Obion County Rebels. Seniors will be honored between games.

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Dear believer, you carry His name promise and called a people to fulfill that promise, and He wouldn’t forget them. Through Israel, God To the orphaned, the single la- would step down into history, be dies, the lonely, the newlyweds, the born of a virgin, live a sinless life, blissfully married, and die a death in our place the not-so-happily marto atone for our sin, be ried, the abandoned, buried, three days later and the widowed, if rise from the dead and you are in Christ, this then forty days later one is for you. ascend to heaven, fully I fondly remember as God, fully man (Christ a schoolgirl dreaming Jesus). of my wedding and As believers in the scribbling what would New Covenant, the become my new last good news promised name on everything beforehand by God’s from notebook paper prophets in the holy THE COOK FAMILY to textbook covers. scriptures (Romans Later, as my dream 1:2), we are called by came true, carrying the name Mrs. a new name, The Bride of Christ. Zach Cook was one of the most As a bride carries the name of her exciting parts of being married. groom, so we as believers carry But the changing of my name and the name of Jesus. the biblical picture of marriage At age 11, Emily Peyton died I was experiencing was only a with Christ and was raised in dim reflection of a greater eternal newness of life with Christ by reality. grace through faith in Him alone. From the Old Testament to the From that moment on, I carried New, God has been known to be the name of Jesus. His eternal salin the details of name changing. In vation, love, security, and inheriGenesis 35:10, “God said to Jacob, tance covered me (Romans 8:17). ‘Your name is Jacob, but you will So, no matter where you are in no longer be called Jacob; your your walk of life, from an orphaned name will be Israel.’ So he named child to an elderly widow, if you him Israel.” In Exodus 4:22, God have put your trust in Christ, wear referred to the nation of Israel as His Name with honor and put all his first-born son. In Isaiah 49:16, your hope in Him. Don’t walk in The Lord says, “See, I have written defeat, dejected, and downtrodyour name (Israel) on the palms of den. Rest assured in The One who my hands.” This is a scripture that will hold your pilgrim hand as you shows me how we serve a per- pass through this land on the way sonal and faithful God. He made a to the greatest wedding reception By EMILY PEYTON COOK Special to The Leader

of all. Read your future in Revelation 19: “Praise the LORD! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself. She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.” For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.” Our enemy, Satan, the father of lies (John 8:44), will take every opportunity to distort God’s picture of biblical marriage to tempt us to have a wrong view of God. Malachi 2:16 says, “God hates divorce,” and I believe this is the reason for his abhorrence of it. Are you thinking of living with your boyfriend before marriage, flirting with the married guy at work, or cheating on your husband? Maybe you’re tempted to support the idea of homosexual marriage during water cooler chat? Don’t accept a counterfeit of biblical marriage. Wait for the real thing, embrace the good thing you’ve got in marriage, and encourage others to do the same. Look before you leap as not to mar the picture God has given us of Christ and the church and even more so damage your reputation as the namesake of the Savior Himself.

Giving up control and letting God lead What are you giving spiraled out of my conup for Lent? trol, and that was before It's a question we of- we were even married. ten hear, and I thought I a topic we ofcould control ten discuss, at our relationthis time and ship by makanswers often ing it fit a cerinclude guilty tain mold, one pleasures like of those "we're chocolate and supposed to television and get married social netbecause ..." sitworking. uations, and it Me? I'm givdidn't work. ECHO DAY ing up control. I couldn't Again. control our For so long relationship, I I've tried to be in control couldn't control the way of my life, of every little he treated me, I couldn't detail of every little day. control his wanting a diIt sounds contradictory vorce. to the person I used to be, To borrow from Carrie the spontaneous young Underwood, I felt like I girl I was when I married was behind the wheel of my first husband, but this a car that wouldn't allow is the person I've grown me to steer it. into after things didn't go What I could control the way I wanted them to was the way I reacted go. to those things, and so I First, it was my rela- lived by that: "Life is ten tionship with him that percent what happens to

you and 90 percent how you respond to it." Yes, that's it. Finally I felt like I was in control of something. I was getting things back on track with my life, getting things where I wanted them to be, when everything fell apart again. Just when I thought things were falling into place, falling into the places I wanted, things changed. It's unfortunate, but being humbled and falling flat on my face was a lesson I needed to be taught again. I needed God to shake me by the shoulders and remind me I don't have much of a say in what happens in my life. I'm a single mom again, trying my best to do as much as I can for my children while working fulltime and taking classes to finish school.

It's overwhelming, and it's not what I wanted for my life, but I have to remember I am not in control. (As a single mom, I feel less in control than ever before.) I have to consciously and purposely give my false sense of control up every single day and follow Him. Proverbs 19:31 says, "Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand." That is what I need to remember – and maybe you do, too – because I forget and try to force my own will too often. Dear God, help me to remember that it is You who is in control, not me. Thank you for leading me, for being there to carry me, and I pray you will constantly remind me to follow You, not just during Lent, but always.

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Mt. Herman's Black History Month program will take place at 2 p.m.

Drummonds Road. You must purchase your own workbook before coming to class.

Church bulletins, the section where we will share news briefs and church-related events, will run when space is available. To submit your church event, call Echo Day at 901-476-7116 or send an email to eday@ Feb. 10 The Finchers, a gospel group from Frog Jump, will be in concert at Elm Grove United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Concert is free but donations will be taken. For more information, call 476-2210. Collins Chapel CME in Covington will host its annual Black History Month celebration at 4 p.m. Guest speaker is Rev. Keith Norman from Broad Street Baptist Church in Memphis. Dinner will be served at

2 p.m. Feb. 12 St. Matthew's Episcopal Church will host its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper. The public is invited to attend. No cost to attend, but donations are accepted. 303 S. Munford Street, Covington. Feb. 13 Ash Wednesday service will be held at St. Mark AME in Munford. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Covington will hold its Ash Wednesday service at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 Mt. Olive AME Church will be celebrating Men's Day at 2 p.m. Feb. 24

ON-GOING Garland United Methodist Church will begin a Bible study at noon on Monday mornings on "The Fruits of the Spirit.” This study is open to all community members. The church is located at 1613 Garland Drive in Garland. A women's Chronological Bible Study will take place at Covington Assembly gym on Tuesday nights January 8 – March 26 at 6:30. Free childcare is available. A community bible study on Beth Moore’s “Jesus The One and Only” will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays from Jan. 31-April 11 at Quito United Methodist Church, 4580 Quito-

First Baptist Church Covington will host Awana every Sunday evening at 5 p.m. This group is open to children from PreK3 to sixth grade. A community bible study will be held Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Gateway Baptist Church in Atoka. This year's study includes Hebrews, 1st and 2nd Thessalonians and Galatians. Classes are available for children up through five years of age. Registration is $25 per adult, $10 per child and up to $20 for a family. For more information, call 476-5857 or 385-4327.


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Substitute: Essential Job Duties: Responsible for reporting to assigned area as scheduled and performing required duties as determined by the area of Education, Nutrition and/or Transportation in which the applicant is placed. Must be able to follow directions by supervisor, maintain orderly arrangement of area, establish positive relationships with children and/or staff, participate in assigned staff training, preserve the confidentiality and integrity of all program information and perform other duties as assigned by direct supervisor. Qualifications: The successful applicant should possess experience and/or training in working with preschool children and possess a nurturing personality and patient disposition. All Substitute candidates must have a high school diploma/GED, valid Tennessee driver’s license and vehicle with liability insurance and access to transportation to and from work location. In addition, transportation substitute candidates must have a current commercial driver’s license with PS endorsement; current medical examiner’s certification (CDL physical card); first aid/CPR certification. Qualifications may vary depending on the area of work of the assigned position. $7.30 per hour, No Benefits, 9-11 Month/Part-time Position Applications may be picked up locally at: Tipton County Head// Early Head Start Center, 410 Alston Street, Covington, TN 38019 Or, you may call 731-364-3228, ext. 124 to have an application mailed, faxed, or emailed to you for your convenience. (YOU MUST SUBMIT AN ORIGINAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT TO VERIFY ANY RELEVANT COURSEWORK) **Submit Complete Applications to: Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council, Head Start/Early Head Start Program 231 South Wilson Street, Dresden, TN 38225, Attn: Human Resource Department, Suite 212, REF: Position of Interest – Tipton County Head Start/Early Head Start Center **Applications for this specific position will be accepted until February 19, 2013. However, this program accepts employment applications on an on-going basis.(ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ANY POSITION.) We are an equal opportunity employer! “We Make a Difference!”


SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust on property currently owned by Steven B. Lowery and Kristin Howell, and which Deed of Trust was executed by Steven B. Lowery and Kristin Howell, to Anthony R. Steele, Trustee for Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., and is recorded in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee in Trust Deed Book 1416, page 661. WHEREAS, the undersigned was appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in Record Book 1575, page 906, in said Register’s Office. WHEREAS, the owner of the indebtedness has declared the total amount due and has directed the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described by said Deed of Trust; THEREFORE, this is to give notice that I will on February 14, 2013, commencing at 3:30 p.m., at the front door of the Courthouse in Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee cause to be offered for sale and will cause to be sold at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property located in Tipton County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows, to wit: Said property is known as 42 Tippy Drive, Millington, Tennessee. For a more complete description of said property see Trust Deed recorded in Record Book 1416, Page 661, in said Register’s Office. Map 124J, Group A, Parcel 3.00. Included in this Foreclosure Sale is a 2008 Fleetwood Mobile Home SER# KYFL745AB09555SK12. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twentyfour (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. R. Bradley Sigler Substitute Trustee 218 West Main Street Jackson, TN 38301 Notice: January 24, 31, and February 7, 2013

ORDER OF PUBLICATION In the Chancery Court of Shelby County, Tennessee No. CH-05-2252-3 Rachel S. Hardwick Plaintiff vs Kristopher I. Hardwick Defendant It appearing from the sworn petition of defendant that the plaintiff’s/respondent’s Rachel S. Hardwick’s, whereabouts are unknown and cannot be ascertained upon diligent inquiry. It is therefore ordered that she make her appearance herein at the Courthouse of Shelby County, Tennessee, in Memphis, on: March 11, 2013 and answer defendant’s petition for divorce or the same will taken for confessed as to plaintiff, and this cause proceed ex parte, and that a copy of this order be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in The Leader. This 17th day of January, 2013 A True Copy - Attest: Donna L. Russell, Clerk & Master by Jennifer Hall, D.C. & M. Mary Kleinman-Defendant’s Attorney #14144 Attorney for Defendant Publish: January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2013

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a Deed of Trust executed on April 26, 2010, by William Misee and Andy Misee to Monte S. Connell, Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., as sole nominee for American Mortgage Services, Inc. and appearing of record in Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Book 1474, Page 554; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Suntrust Mortgage, Inc and WHEREAS, Suntrust Mortgage, Inc, as the holder of the Note for which debt is owed, (“Note Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Note Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, February 21, 2013, commencing at 10:00 am at the North Door of the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: Description of a 6.05 acre tract of the Wallace K. Medcalf property as recorded in Deed Book 641 Page 316 in the Seventh Civil District of Tipton County, Tennessee and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a found RR spike in the centerline of Kenwood Road, said point being the southwest corner of the Joseph E. Chidester as recoded at Deed Book 594, page 76; thence along the center ine of Kenwood Road, south 85 degrees 50 minutes 23 seconds West distance of 164.76 feet to a point, thence north 12 degrees 36 minutes 51 seconds west a distance of 378.57 feet to a found rebar, being the northeast corner of Huffman; thence south 83 degrees 40 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 200.0 feet to a point; thence North 11 degrees 59 minutes 28 seconds West a distance of 530.0 feet to a found rebar; thence North 78 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 366.06 feet to a found rebar; thence South 12 degrees 00 minutes 34 seconds East a distance of 950.82 feet to the point of beginning. Being the same property conveyed to Grantor(s) herein at Book 1474 Page 552 of the Tipton County Register’s Office. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 458 Kenwood Ave. W, Brighton, TN 38011 CURRENT OWNER(S): William Misee The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Substitute Trustee will only convey any interest he/she may have in the property at the time of sale. Property is sold “as is, where is.” For every lien or claim of lien of the state identified above, please be advised notice required by § 67-11433 (b)(1) was timely given and that any sale of the property herein referenced will be subject to the right of the state to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-11433(c)(1). 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. NATIONWIDE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. 400 Northridge Road Suite 700- MC- 7 Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350 404-417-4040 File No.: 143313 Web Site: www.JFLegal. com Insertion Dates: 01/31/2013 ,02/07/2013,02/14/2013

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 3 April 2003, executed by SHANI GOVERNATORI to Danny Goulder, as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Accredited Home Lenders, Inc. (“AHL”), of record in the Office of the Register of Tipton County, Tennessee, as Book 1058, Page 559; said Trust Deed, debts and obligations having been assigned by AHL to Household Financial Center, Inc., by instrument recorded in the aforesaid Register’s office in Book 1567, Page 828, and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in said Register’s Office in Book 1571, Page 203, and the owner of the debt and obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, Household Financial Center, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on Thursday, Thursday, 21 February 2013, commencing at TEN O’CLOCK A.M., at the north door of the Tipton County Courthouse, One Court Square, Covington, Tennessee 38019, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: LOT 23 MCLISTER AS RECORDED AT PLAT CABINET G, SLIDE 72 OF THE TIPTON COUNTY REGISTER’S OFFICE TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT, THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO SUBDIVISION RESTRICTIONS AT BOOK 1001, PAGE 393 AND BUILDING LINES AND EASEMENTS AS RECORDED AT PLAT CABINET G, SLIDE 72 OF THE SAID REGISTER’S OFFICE. Property Address: 57 Regency Drive, Lot 23, Brighton, TN 38011 Interested Party: Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC At the time of this publication, 1) the § 35-5-117 notice of the right to foreclose was timely forwarded and 2) a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any. All right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: January 28, 2013 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119-3954 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 31 January, 7, 14 February 2013



been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed November 17, 2009 by Gary W. Clemons and Patricia W. Clemons, husband and wife to John C. Clark, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Record Book 1459, Page 83, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Bank of America, N.A., having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Thursday, March 7, 2013 commencing at 10:00 AM, at the Front (North) Door of the Courthouse, Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to wit: Situated in County of Tipton, State of Tennessee. Description of Lot 113 of Woodlawn Plantation, Section D, as recorded at Plat Cabinet E, Slide 176, in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. Subject to subdivision restrictions at Book 885, Page 258 and building lines and easements at Plat Cabinet E, Slide 176, and Southwest Tennessee Easement at Book 860, Page 207, of the Tipton County Register’s Office. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 355-117.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2013PR-3088 Estate of William E. Sherrill, deceased Notice is hereby given that on January 24 of 2013 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of William E. Sherrill, who died November 2, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. 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 barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); 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 (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the dependent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 31st day of January, 2013

Tax Parcel ID: 08-079OA113.00

Robert Lynn Sherrill Executor

Property Address: 19 Woodchase Drive, Brighton, TN.

Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019

All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower 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. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l 526 8296 File # 1701-097958-FC Published: January 31 February 7 February 14 Bank of America/Gary Clemons

NOTICE Cause No. CH-13-0067-l In The Chancery Court for the Thirtieth Judicial District, Shelby County, Tennessee In Re: The Adoption of Tamar Jadin Delhomme, a male child, born June 18,2011 By: Tamaria Wilson, Petitioner, and Amber Lee Delhomme, Biological Mother and Co-Petitioner v. Unknown Biological Father whose “Street Name” is “Black,” Respondent. In this cause, it appearing from the Order of Publication, that the identity and residence of Respondent, an unknown biological father whose “street name” is “Black,” is unknown and cannot be ascertained upon diligent inquiry, it is ordered that publication be made for four (4) successive weeks, on January 31, February 7, February 14, and February 21, 2013, as required bylaw, in The Leader, a newspaper published in Tipton County, Tennessee, notifying Respondent to file an answer with this court and sending a copy to Petitioner’s attorney, Robert B. Kirsh, Esq., Kirsh Law Group, PLLC, 5420 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38120, within thirty (30) days from the last date of publication, exclusive of the last date of publication, or a judgment by default may be entered and the cause set for hearing ex parte as to said Respondent on April 5, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Failure to answer or appear may result in termination of Respondent’s parental rights to the child referenced above. This 31st day of January 2013 By Alissa Holt, DC&M Donna L Russell, Clerk and


NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 84CH1-2013PR-3087 Estate of Carolyn Offer, deceased Notice is hereby given that on January 23 of 2013 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Carolyn Offer, who died January 14, 2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. 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 barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); 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 (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the dependent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 31st day of January, 2013 Ashley Lynn Miskin Administrix Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019 31jan2wp

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations

secured by a Deed of Trust executed on January 31, 2007, by Barbara Ann Canada to American Title Company, Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as sole nominee for FMF Capital LLC and appearing of record in Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Book 1324, Page 159; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., not in its individual capacity, but solely as Trustee for RMAC Pass-Through Trust, Series 2010-A and WHEREAS, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., not in its individual capacity, but solely as Trustee for RMAC PassThrough Trust, Series 2010A, as the holder of the Note for which debt is owed, (“Note Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Note Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, February 28, 2013, commencing at 10:00 am at the North Door of the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: This property is known as 139 Williams Street Atoka, Tennessee, in Tipton County Tennessee. The South 100 feet of that certain 2.07 acre tract of land as shown and described by Warranty Deed to Gary Mathews recorded in Deed Book 513, Page 209 of the Register’s Office Tipton County, Tennessee, as is also shown (howbeit erroneously) in Warranty Deed to Tumlin recorded in Deed Book 533, Page 270, of the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to John Smith by Warranty Deed from Gary Matthews dated October 19, 1985 and recorded in Book 539, Page 335, in the Register’s Office for Tipton County, Tennessee. Being the same property conveyed to Barbara Ann Canada, unmarried by deed from Paul L. Davenport, Jr. and wife Paula L Davenport dated 1/31/2005 and filed on 2/15/2005 of record in Book 1188, page 478, said Register’s Office Tipton County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 139 Williams Street, Atoka, TN 38004 CURRENT OWNER(S): Barbara Ann Canada The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Substitute Trustee will only convey any interest he/she may have in the property at the time of sale. Property is sold “as is, where is.” For every lien or claim of lien of the state identified above, please be advised notice required by § 67-1-1433 (b)(1) was timely given and that any sale of the property herein referenced will be subject to the right of the state to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-11433(c)(1). 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. NATIONWIDE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. 400 Northridge Road Suite 700- MC- 7 Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed December 28, 2005 by Mark L. Luibel and Meredith A. Luibel, husband and wife to Alice Gallaher, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Record Book 1253, Page 337, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Midfirst Bank, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Thursday, March 7, 2013 commencing at 10:00 AM, at the Front (North) Door of the Courthouse, Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to wit: Situated in County of Tipton, State of Tennessee. Lot 100, Reeds Estates Subdivision, Section H, as shown on plat of record in Plat Cabinet H, Slide 124, in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 06 113EA 077.00 Property Address: 447 Rachel Shankle Drive, Munford, TN. f/k/a 447 Rachel Shankle Drive, Atoka, TN Other Interested Parties: Capital One Bank (USA) NA; LVNV Funding, LLC All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower 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. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l 526 8296 File # 1882-098896-FC Published: February 7 February 14 February 21 MidFirst Bank/Mark Luibel

Jay’s Paint & Body 989 S. Main Street Covington, TN 38019

above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 7th day of February, 2013

For sale by public auction February 11th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

Kathy M. Shepard Shawn Harrison Co-Administrators

(1) 1993 Chevy Silverado (totaled) Vin# 1GCDC14K6PZ121776

Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019

(2) 1999 Toyota Camry (totaled) Vin# 4T1BG28K7XU549666

Auto auction Munford Tire and Towing 516 Munford Ave. Munford, TN 38058 For sale by public auction February 20th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. 03 Ford Focus (red) Vin#IFAFP34P03N130074

Notice to Creditors Case Number 84CH1-2013PR-3090 Estate of Hazel Mildred Cromwell, deceased Notice is hereby given that on January 28 of 2013 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Hazel Mildres Cromwell, who died December 27, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); 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 (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the dependent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the



The Tipton County Legislative meeting will be held on Monday February 11, 2013 at the Tipton County Justice Center. This meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.

The Tipton County Board of Education will be interviewing architects for the construction of six safe rooms at Atoka Elementary School. The interviews will be held at the Board Room of the Tipton County Board of Education on Thursday, February 14, 2013 beginning at 4:00 p.m. Any questions may be addressed to Mr. Donnie Wallace at 901-475-5807. 7feb1w





Notice to Creditors Case Number 84CH1-2013PR-3089 Estate of Mary Elizabeth Scurlock, deceased Notice is hereby given that on January 25 of 2013 letter testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Mary Elizabeth Scurlock, who died December 18, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Tipton County Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); 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 (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the dependent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 7th day of February, 2013 Carolyn Harper Executor Virginia Gray, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019

Atoka Mini Storage 142 Quinton Dr Munforfd, TN 38058 901-837-7313

First Utility District of Tipton County’s SCADA system is antiquated and needs to be replaced. The District is soliciting proposals for software, hardware installation, and technical support. More detailed information can be made available by contacting King Engineering Consultants, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee, 901-323-1000. Response to this request for proposals shall be submitted to the Board of Commissioners, First Utility District, PO Box 684, 3706 Highway 59 West, Covington, TN 38019. Deadline for submission is 2:00 PM on February 19, 2013 at which time responses to evaluation criteria will be read aloud.

In accordance with TN CODE ANNOTATED 6631-102 will on Feb. 9, 2013 will set at public auction the contents of the following storage units. Reginald Jacques


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Request foR PRoPosal The City of Covington is seeking proposals for the cleaning of the Community Center/Tipton County Commission on Aging located at 401 S. College St. The frequency of the cleaning will be twice weekly. All interested parties will be required to attend a pre-proposal meeting on Tuesday, February 12th at 9:00 a.m. in the gym lobby area at the center. All proposals must be submitted by 3:00 February 14th to the Purchasing/Personnel office. Any questions about cleaning should be directed to the Director of the Covington Sportsplex, Amy Payne (901)476-3734 7feb1w

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