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Bell arraigned, brothers also arrested By ECHO DAY eday@covingtonleader.com

COVINGTON – Following his arrest last week, Rickey A. Bell Jr. was arraigned on felony murder and aggravated kidnapping charges in the death of Drummonds mother Starr Harris. Appearing in an orange jumpsuit and shackles, Bell

was read the charges by Tipton County General Sessions Court Judge William Peeler. “Because these charges are so serious, I’m going to read the allegations so you know what you’re charged with,” Peeler said. According to the affidavit of complaint, the body of Starr Harris was discovered in a wooded area behind

her Richardson Landing Lane home in Drummonds. Investigators said her body had severe trauma to the head and face as well as bruising on the torso, arms and legs which appear to be consistent with a physical altercation. Inside the home, the affidavit said, signs of a struggle were observed. The computer desk was leaning on its side

IN BRIEF ▪ Rickey A. Bell Jr., 30, was charged with felony murder and aggravated kidnapping in the June 1 beating death of Starr Harris ▪ Michael Bell, Kevin Bell and Pierre Richardson were arrested for the coercion of a witness

against the wall with the contents of the desk strewn about the floor, and the back door to

the residence was open. Investigators found paths through the tall grass and an area of disturbed leaves was found located in the woods several yards from Harris’s body. Investigators believe something was dragged over the leaves, leading them from that area to the area in which Harris’s body was found. PLEASE SEE BELL, PAGE A3

Gordon named Mayor of the Year By ECHO DAY eday@covingtonleader.com Covington Mayor David Gordon was named 2010 Mayor of the Year by the Tennessee Municipal League Tuesday, the organization reports. Gordon, a first-term mayor who has been in office for five years, was not expecting the honor. “They made the announcement and I was completely surprised,” he said. Each year since 1954, the league has honored a city mayor it believes typifies the attributes of intelligence, effectiveness, hard work, DAVID GORDON dedication and sacrifice. In a press release, the organization said Gordon was recognized for the city’s many significant accomplishments under his leadership in the areas of economic and community development, infrastructure improvements, efficient government operations and the enhanced quality of life of Covington residents. “I think when a mayor earns this award, it’s not about the individual, it’s about the community,” Gordon said, noting all of the municipal departments and their importance to the recognition of the city.

PLEASE SEE MAYOR, PAGE A2

Relay kicks off annual event on Friday By ECHO DAY eday@covingtonleader.com The signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life typically raises thousands of dollars for cancer research and Friday night the journey begins again. Since 1996, Relay for Life has raised more than $1 million in Tipton County and though participation has been decreasing in recent years, organizers are working to make changes. “We’re planning more entertainment and we’ll have more bands coming out,” said Cynthia Roberts. An average of one in three Americans is diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and, unfortunately, there is still no known cure. ACS is trying to change that. Through various programs, such as its annual Relay for Life, the American Cancer society wants to raise money to help prevent cancer, save lives and diminish suffering from the disease. The event begins at dusk, symbolizing the beginning of a journey from cancer diagnosis and into remission, a journey through the darkness and into the light. In years past, dozens of teams have signed up to walk the track overnight during the event and six-digit goals have been set for fundraising. This year, 12 teams have signed up and the local organization has set a goal of $50,000. The teams will have children’s games, face painting, animal balloons, silent auctions, moonbounces and slides, a beauty baby contest, dunk tank and much

PLEASE SEE RELAY, PAGE A3

Project Play 2010ʼs Childrenʼs Committee at Crestview Elementary designed posters at a recent meeting. Children ranged in ages 4-12 years and worked for several hours designing approximately 50 posters to be displayed through out Tipton County. Photos courtesy Jennifer Potter

Project Play work dates approaching By ECHO DAY eday@covingtonleader.com Construction on Covington’s Project Play will begin next week and organizers are still looking for volunteers to bring the beloved playground back to life. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to work four different shifts each day from June 22-27. “We desperately need more volunteers to help rebuild the playground,” said organizer Michelle Johnston. At least 130 people will be needed for each of the four-hour shifts. There are spots for anyone whether they have specific skills or not, said Johnston, and there will also be a need for tools and carpentry. “The first time, we didn’t have near that (number of volunteers), but we’re hoping the original volunteers return as well as the parents of children who’ve played on the playground,” said Jennifer Potter. “They have a vested interest in it.” The brainchild of The Rev. John H. Fullerton, Jr., the $300,000 park was built in the summer of 2003 through community donations and volunteer support, which saved the

Project Play workdates will be June 22-27 Shifts will be 8 a.m. – noon, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. and 5 8:30 p.m. Children under 10 will not be allowed on-site but childcare will be available for volunteers. Children ages 10-14 are allowed on-site, but must work one-on-one with a parent or guardian. Those ages 1417 will be able to participate in construction. Call 901-476-1107 or visit the group’s Facebook page for more information

community approximately $100,000 in building costs. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, a fire completely destroyed the playground at CobbParr Park. A 911 call at 6:28 p.m. alerted officials of the fire but by the time they arrived minutes later, the playground was already engulfed in flames. The outrage that followed the playground’s destruction brought the community together to raise funds to replace the destroyed haven for children. U. S. Country 51 93.5 FM, The Leader and the Covington Parks and Recreation Department hosted a radiothon to raise the money needed to cover the playground’s insurance deductible. The fundraiser resulted in more than $20,000

Alex Mason, the son of Jere W. Mason and Sarah Hall of Covington, records a public relations spot for Project Play at U.S. 51 County.

in donations. And as the workdates approach, many children in the community have become involved in the rebuilding effort. The original Project Play effort in 2003 had a children’s committee, which has been resurrected for the 2010 effort. “We want to get their input, their desires,” said Potter, the committee’s chairperson. Though they wanted to help out with the rebuild, younger children are not allowed at the construction site for safety reasons, so Potter has used their assistance in public relations instead. Two weeks ago the committee of more than two dozen children met at Crestview Elementary

and colored approximately 50 posters to be displayed in Tipton County businesses. Additionally, the youngsters created a commercial in support of the rebuild for U.S. 51 Country. “Some of these children grew up on this playground,” Potter said. “They felt like they had ownership.” Potter encouraged the children to help with the efforts because she believes it will instill in them a sense of community. “If they have a vested interest in something, they’ll like to see it flourish,” she said. “It’s important for children to be involved for that reason. PLEASE SEE PARK, PAGE A2

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Project Play, originally built by volunteers in 2003, was destroyed by fire in February. It will be rebuilt June 22-27. Photo by Sherri Onorati

This is a lesson in giving back.” Potter, who’s also a teacher, said most children are having a hard time understanding why the playground was burned down, but despite that they would like to see it rebuilt. “They want to be able to play

and this is a way for them to give back to their community, have pride in themselves and have a sense of accomplishment.” Through the group’s Facebook page, Project Play 2010 has drummed up many volunteers, but more are still needed.

“We need everybody available,” Potter said. Shifts will be 8 a.m. – noon, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. and 5 - 8:30 p.m. Children under 10 will not be allowed on-site but childcare will be available for volunteers. Children ages 10-14 are allowed on-site, but must work one-on-one with a parent or guardian. Those ages 14-17 will be able to participate in construction. Potter said volunteers are not only needed for the construction aspect, but also for other areas, such as childcare, preparing and serving food and more. “You come and we’ll find something for you to do,” Potter said. “We need volunteers with any skill level, no matter their physical limitations.” To find out how you can help, call 901-476-1107 or visit the group’s page on Faceook (search for Project Play 2010).

Music on the Square moves to park

The last of the Music on the Square summer concerts will be held on Saturday, June 26 at CobbParr Park. Local favorite Ronnie Twisdale, who was originally scheduled to perform on May 1, will entertains the crowd with hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s.

MAYOR

Continued from Page A1 “Mayor Gordon recognizes that building a community is much more than just running an efficient government operation,” said Tommy Pedigo, TML president and Sparta mayor. “He understands city government should improve the quality of life of the citizens by providing not only efficient government but by working to improve opportunities. He’s very deserving of the honor.” Since March 2005, Gordon has successfully worked to transition the office of the mayor from a part-time position to a full-time job, improving the efficiency of the city’s government while creating opportunities for its citizens. Developing a dynamic strategy for economic and community development, he has been an active participant in establishing the HTL Advantage, a three county, three city, four electric utility joint venture to promote the three county region of Haywood, Tipton and Lauderdale for industrial development and job creation. Sales tax revenue increased by 31.1 percent over 2004-2005 under Gordon and has remained within three percent since the national economic downturn. Several

major airport improvement projects and corporate expansions have taken place around the city. Additionally, the Delfield Corporation expansion and $100 million Unilever expansion will bring a total of 395 new jobs to Covington. NLC Caremark Prescription Drug Discount Cards have been made available to all residents and the city has received $238,000 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant funds for demolition and/or purchase of blighted properties along with an $823,226 transportation enhancement grant for Phase 3 of the Court Square Revitalization Project. The city’s new state-of-the-art sludge dewatering facility creates a safe, reliable way to dispose of sludge and reduced costs of overall operation, while a sewer extension has brought convenience to all residents of Covington who did not formerly have service, many for as long as 15 years. Leadership training projects and a reorganization of city hall has increased safety and efficiency for the city’s staff and residents, and with the Heritage Day Festival revived and “Music on the Square,” and eight-week series of free concerts on Saturday

nights, the entire community has enjoyed new fellowship and recreational opportunities. Other accomplishments include: • Retail recruitment study completed; • Provided help to more than 900 people following Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf coast; • Established street paving priority program based on street condition grading system and traffic volume; •New Hwy. 59 lift station installed, solved a long-standing overflow and maintenance problem; • Started a recycling program; • New method of pavement repair using infrared heat resulting in smoother repairs that are less costly; • Park master plan; • Received $300,000 LPRF grant to help purchased 84-acre addition to park system; • MTAS management overview of all departments; • Leadership training of employees through TOTAL and WestStar Gordon and wife Ruth live in Covington and are the parents of three children.

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Continued from Page A1 more. “There are a lot of things for children and a lot of food,� Roberts said. “It’s good family fun. We want the community to come out and have a good time.� This year’s event, which will take place at Brighton High School, will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 18 and end at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 19.

Rickey Bell Jr. was arraigned in Tipton County General Sessions Court on felony murder and aggravated kidnapping charges in the June 1 beating death of Starr Harris. He will be held without bond and is due back in court on Tuesday, June 22. Photo by Echo Day.

BELL

Continued from Page A1 A small novelty pistol lighter was located in this area and was believed to be a “genuine handgun� until closer inspection, the complaint stated. The lighter is believed to be owned by Rickey Bell Jr. His mother and both of his brothers described it in great detail to investigators, allegedly telling them the lighter had been seen in the residence. As Peeler read the allegations, Bell quietly listened, fidgeting with his fingers and rapidly blinking his eyelids. The judge continued reading the complaint, detailing the timeline of known events on June 1, the day Harris was beaten to death. At approximately 1:10 p.m., Harris’s husband Rick received a telephone call on his cell phone from the residence; Harris spoke with her husband, then Bell and Rick Harris, his employer, had a conversation. A FedEx package was delivered to the residence at approximately 2:16 p.m. and left on the front porch because there was no answer at the door. Bell, 30, was instructed by Peeler to retain an attorney. Peeler said the case may be a capital case, meaning the state may seek the death penalty upon conviction. After committing

crimes in Tipton County as a juvenile, in the mid1990s Bell was sent to a treatment facility in Pennsylvania. In 1997, he was convicted of carjacking, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in Pennsylvania and was sentenced to 4-7 years. He ended up serving 13 years. Noting Bell’s criminal history, Peeler denied bond. “You have been charged in the past with escape and assault on another prisoner and that causes concern for the court if you were to be released on bond,� he said. Bell is due back in court on June 22. Bell brothers arrested on coercion charges Last week, the brothers of murder suspect Rickey A. Bell Jr. were arrested for the coercion of a witness in the case. According to the affidavit of complaint, Jerry Wherry Jr. told deputies he was driving on Richardson Landing Road on June 8 when a purple car allegedly occupied by Kevin Bell pulled over in his lane and caused him to slam on his brakes. Wherry told deputies Kevin Bell exited the vehicle and approached his car, then reportedly asked Wherry why he

was “talking to police� and “snitching on his brother for killing that woman.� The affidavit states Wherry told deputies Kevin Bell then struck him in the face with his hand while two other men, later identified as Michael Bell and Pierre Richardson, came charging toward him. Wherry reportedly never left his vehicle and fled the scene to avoid additional confrontation. He told deputies when he arrived home, all three men arrived at his residence and caused a verbal disturbance with him and his stepmother, Deborah Wherry. The complaint states all three men fled the scene when advised law enforcement officers were on the way to the residence. All three were charged with coercion of a witness, a class D felony.

Activities planned include: 5-6 p.m. Kathleen Glass, singing 6 p.m. Opening Ceremony National Anthem by Alissa Inman Emcee Lee Johnston Opening prayer, Mayor David Gordon Speaker, Mayor Dwayne Cole Jeff Yarbrough Band Awards, survivor lap Caregiver lap Team lap Routine by Covington Fury Routine by Cathy Sims Dance Team Song by Jeff Yarbrough (Stand) Covington Fury will do a routine Awards will be given out to survivors Survival lap 7 p.m. Jeff Yarbrough Band 9 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony, speakers Mary Gaither and Darlene

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All you need is love – and music

As I woke up on my birthday this past Monday, my thoughts oddly enough landed on my father, Rickey Lindsey. Early in the morning on every birthday when I was growing up, he would don an extraordinary outfit consisting of a lampshade hat, swimming goggles, a tunic of sorts made from brown paper sacks from Piggly Wiggly (or McCool’s), a nosemustache-and-glasses disguise, a shower cap, swimming flippers and usually some sort of prop like a tennis racket used for a guitar. Each get-up seemed more outstanding than the one from the year before. He would come strutting out into the living room and dance with us. I mean he would really get down. His dancing style fell somewhere in between the Ghost Dance of the Lakota Sioux people and James Brown. It was such fun, and my sister and I eagerly IN HIS OWN WRITE brother, looked forward to this perforT YLER LINDSEY mance each year. But the costume was really only half of it. As we waited for him to make his appearance, our mother would slip over to our family turntable that already had side one of the second disc of “the White Album” by The Beatles faced upward ready to go. After she dropped the needle onto the record, we could hear that slight popping sound through the speakers and would know that the first song, “Birthday,” would soon follow. That distinct drum fill kicked off the song and Dad and I would dance to the fun, fast-paced music. The Birthday Dance is not only possibly my favorite childhood memory, but also my earliest memory of my favorite musical group, The Beatles. My interest and fascination with The Beatles came from my dad who grew up with them. I loved, and still do love, to hear him tell stories of his experiences in the sixties pertaining to The Fab Four. To hear him describe where he was when they appeared on Ed Sullivan in 1964 holds almost as much weight as the JFK assassination. Later that night, it is said that Dad transformed into John Lennon himself when he turned the posts on his mother’s four-poster bed into microphones and played “All My Loving” on his broomstick guitar. And you would think that he had found the meaning of life when he tells you how he and his best friend, Joe Blackmon, stayed up all night listening to their newly bought copy of the aptlynamed “White” album over and over again. In the same way that I can listen to those stories time and time again, I love to engage in thoughtful PLEASE SEE WRITE, PAGE A5

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Go back many decades and jog your memory log for some exciting times as a youngster at the barn. Many of my dear friends had concentrated on us having a giant rat killin’ but the rats didn’t cooperate. Ever since Daddy had busted this one gray, filthy creature stories came out of the walls from each family very similar. The grownups made the battle sound real simple but the details for some reason were not relayed to us. Tommy and Phil said all we go to do is jump up in the corn crib; holler and the varmints would run out so we’ll wham them with a hoe handle. Paul and Emerson invited us to use our trusty slingshots with a radar scope. Lynn and Don cocked their high powered bb guns in anticipation of momentarily ridding the universe of these ghastly creatures. As we prepared our moment of fierce battle similar to General Stonewall there was no way the enemy could survive. In our hastily called meeting we decided the rats should parade right out in front of us and wait until we were ready to do some vicious fighting. The enemy didn’t see it our way. Each of us had pots and pans to bang on trying to SOUTHERN RAISIN' O TIS GRIFFIN flush them out. The rats didn’t play fair. Paul and Emerson loudly invited them out in the open to stand up and fight like a true rat. However the slick slinks darted through little holes in the floor, tiny spaces between slats in the walls while one scooted up the beam into the hay loft. If anyone can recall there is no way anything can happen without the attention of chickens, cows, hogs, cats, dogs, guineas, the FBI, and the local Coast Guard. This reminds me of Eldon Roark reliving his old Strolling columns in the Press-Scimitar of yore years. All of the animals got right in the middle of this stupendous stable warfare and blocking our way. The more we kicked and hollered the more this turned into an unorganized green persimmon fight. This turmoil resembled a political rally with each party trying to out shout the other and neither accomplishing anything except sore throats.

Readers' Views In the best interest of taxpayers Dear editor, I find it fitting that you allowed Rep Jimmy Naifeh to splash his campaign rhetoric on the “opinion” page of The Leader, however it is a little insulting that it is under the guise of “Legislative Update”. The former speaker insinuates that Republicans want to balance the states budget at the expense of dying children and that is just not true. The budget committee simply asked for, time and time again, data to show that the infant mortality program is working, and time and time again, they were ignored. Even Rep. Naifeh himself acknowledges that Tennessee ranks 47th in infant mortality. I want legislators who WILL ask questions and legislators that DO want accountability for our tax dollars. It appears Rep. Naifeh wants us to believe that his party provided the leadership on this fiscally conservative budget. The fact is that Republicans gained control of the state legislature one and a half years ago for the first time since Reconstruction and now it seems he wants to hitch his wagon to their successes and call it his own. Well, in this day and age there is a much more informed electorate. Pandering, spin and propaganda won’t work any longer. The voters

of this state have worked hard to elect legislators that will put aside politics as usual and do what is in the best interest of the taxpayer. That hard work is now paying off. It’s time for the 81st district to follow their lead. Brett A. Giannini Atoka

Need help with Project Play

Dear editor, We need my playground back. It got fired down. It made my heart sad. I cried. I miss my swings. They are my favorite. We need mommies and daddies and sisters and brothers to help build it back. I helped make posters. I colored alot. I got to be on the radio. Did you hear me? I am going to help more. I miss the slides too. Can you help find mommies and daddies and brothers and sisters to help me? I really want my swings back. Knox Potter, age 4 Covington Dear editor, I think everyone should help rebuild the park to give the kids a fun place place to play again. I have went to the park since I was big enough to walk. Now, Someone silly took our park and now we have nowhere to play anymore. My baby sister, Hallie, only got to play there one time! I

waited all winter long for it to be warm enough to play at the park, but before it was time, someone messed it all up. Please help build me and all of my friends a new place to play and have fun! P.S. When we rebuild can we have more slides and more swings and monkeys bars too? Also another tire swing too? Jason Bryant, age 5 ½ Covington

Employee showed honesty

Dear editor, We are seniors who were headed home after a 4,800-mile trip and stopped at this Wendy’s in Covington to eat. A young employee, Albert, came over and asked if I was Betty. When I said yes, he handed me my wallet, which he said he found in the parking lot. Everything, including the money, was still in it. I was so overwhelmed the rest of the trip thinking of this young man’s honesty that I had to write you. It was such an act of kindness in a world where the bad gets the attention. I am still very impressed and felt the good deeds of young people need to be acknowledged. Thank you. Betty and Eugene DeWalle Green Bay, Wisc.

Republicans fight to protect Tennesseans from federal overreach of healthcare The State House passed House Bill 2622 Tuesday night with a vote of 53-32, after months of wrangling in committee. The bill prohibits the legislature from requiring any person to participate in any health care system or plan. Democrats attempted to attach poison pill amendments and use complicated parliamentary procedures in an effort to kill the bill. Because the House and Senate versions differed, the legislation went to a conference committee. Although every House Republican present voted for the conference committee report, it failed to obtain the fifty constitutional votes for passage and died along party lines with a 44-39 vote. House Republicans have fought all year to enact legislation to counter the federal health care takeover, believing that expanding government programs is rarely an effective solution to complex issues. Further, Republicans have argued the federal government’s takeover of healthcare

will only prove to balloon the cost of healthcare services to the states.

age for workers in construction companies without harming small business owners. Legislature reaches agreement on The new law requires everyone workers’ compensation law in the construction industry to be The legislature voted this week covered by workers’ compensaon complex legislation that ensures tion insurance or be specifically fairness in construction exempted. Sole propriindustry bidding, proetors and partners in tects general contractors the construction indusfrom workers’ compensatry will have to carry tion claims filed by subinsurance on themcontractors and addresses selves, but they can obemployee misclassificatain an exemption from tion. the requirement. Earlier in the year, the The exemption is General Assembly aplimited to certain memproved legislation calling LEGISLATIVE UPDATE bers of the construction for the immediate susindustry including, but R EP. BARRETT RICH pension of a law passed not limited to, officers in 2008 due to unintendof a corporation, a sole ed effects of the act to require sole proprietor, members of a limited proprietors and partners engaged liability company, or a partner in in the construction industry to car- a limited partnership. In addition, ry workers’ compensation cover- those who request an exemption age on themselves. must be current in paying all taxes. Since January, the legislature No more than three people on any has been discussing alternative one commercial job are eligible to ways to address gaps in cover- claim an exemption. PLEASE SEE UPDATE, PAGE A5

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TCSO makes 17 arrests in 100 Days of Heat operation The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office conducted saturations and safety checkpoints over the Memorial Day Weekend in conjunction with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office Click It or Ticket/Occupant Protection and 100 Days of Summer Heat campaigns. Deputies conducted saturations and checkpoints Friday through Sunday across many areas of Tipton County. The sheriff’s office partnered with the Atoka, Brighton and Mason police departments over the weekend in order to put more visible officer presence in these areas to help ensure safer roadways. Also included in the saturations, were random bar checks throughout the county and DUI enforcement patrols. During the operations, officers from these departments issued 96 tickets and warnings. Tickets were issued for viola-

tions including: Speeding, Reckless Driving, Child Restraint, Seatbelt, Registration, Light Law, Unlawful Sound Amplification, Driving on Revoked/Suspended License, Disregarding Stop Sign, Public Intoxication and Drug violations. 17 arrests were made throughout the operation on various charges. Arrested during the operation were: 1. Lisa M. Bogenschneider, 26, 212 Watson Rd., Munford, TN; Possession of Schedule IV narcotic. 2. Nico Jones, 34, 4112 Madewell Rd., Memphis, TN; Felon in Possession of Handgun 3. Clifford Davis, 45, 101 L&N Street Mason, TN; Driving on Rev/Susp DL, Unlawful Sound Amplification. 4. Fredrick D. Turner, 47, 507 Union St., Covington, TN; Public Intoxication 5. William Travis McCulley, 44, 3648 Beaver Rd, Munford; Public

Intoxication 6. William Jones, 47, 1859 Chapman Rd. Ripley, TN; DUI – 5th offense, No Seat Belt, Violation Implied Consent, Driving on Rev/Susp DL 7. Zachary A. Grassie, 19, 200 Michelle St., Burlison, TN; Simple Possession Marijuana 8. Michael L. Gray, 42, 325 Burnett Ln., Covington; DUI – 1st Offense, Reckless Driving, Violation Implied Consent. 9. David M. Bryant, 38, 416 W. Liberty Ave., Covington, TN.; Light Law, Driving on Rev/ Sus DL. 10. Erica R. Clemmons, 26; Driving on Rev/Susp DL, Speeding 11. Robert T. Vestal, 23; Warrant arrest for Crockett County 12. Marvin W. Jarrett, 29; 136 Watkins St. Ripley, TN.; Warrant arrest for Tipton County 13. Shaun Talifero, 28, 119 Campground Rd., Ripley, TN; Warrant arrest for Tipton County 14. Lafredric Jones,

28, 141 Spivey; Ripley, TN.; Warrant arrest for Lauderdale Co. 15. Timothy Smith, 27, 182 Barbee Covington, TN.; Warrant arrest for Lauderdale Co. Others arrested individuals have pending investigations and are PLEASE SEE ARRESTS, PAGE A9

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Continued from Page A4 The measure also substantially increases penalties for employers who fail to comply with the law. The bill set different effective dates for various provisions, phasing in the new law slowly. The final product came after months of discussions between lawmakers, the Department of Commerce and Insurance and various representatives of the construction industry. The bill passed 87-7.

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Continued from Page A4 Honestly we never did kill any rats or even come close to beating them to death. Maybe, just maybe we caused a few to have strokes or heart attacks with the racket but we still can’t prove it. We finally called ‘calf rope’ (Southernese for waving a white flag) and gave up the ghost while admitting these varmints must be smarter than a chicken coop plumb full of registered red foxes as truthfully our well ran dry! (Even years later). After we had cleared out the stable of animals we sat on buckets, barrels, crates and logs slowly kicking the dried, hard dirt floor to discuss a better way of fighting in the future. Truthfully we couldn’t outsmart the filthy scoundrels. Finally it dawned on us that we better get some decent training from the grownups as we got us a lot more to learn. Can anyone remember how little we thought our parents knew when we were kids? However I will be the first to admit how much smarter my Momma and Daddy got as I got a little older. Just see how quickly time slips away? As you lucky country folks drift back in time and dream about the gone by years little did you realize just how fortunate you were to digest the time of barns, farm animals and the hot breathtaking field working days. Thank the Good Lord for the experiences you, your friends and loved ones will always treasure now only in your memory bank that can’t be taken away. Us Country Southerners have got it all….GLORY!

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Continued from Page A4 dialogue as we analyze every song, from wellknown standards like “Hey Jude” to the more obscure ditties like “She Said She Said” or “And Your Bird Can Sing.” Nothing in the background noise escapes our ears; we hear every cough, buzz, beep and whistle. Usually the conversation gets deeper as we immerse our attention into the philosophies and meanings of the lyrics which are usually themed on peace, love and understanding. In my life, this moment is where music and The Beatles in particular have become a segue by which the relationship between my father and me has been solidified and

strengthened. I think music by itself has been the driving force in my learning from my father.

Whether it was discussing emotional evocation in Beatles’ songs or playing our guitars together,

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our common interest in music has been the glue in our relationship. I feel comfortable saying that this is true for much of the younger generation as well. Seldom before has music posed as such an important, connective bridge between the younger generation of today and our elders, the Baby Boomer generation. It’s a conundrum of sorts because for that very same reason we’re so connected, it was cause for estrangement to the elders of the Baby Boomers. I thank God the former describes us more closely, and that music has done that for my father and me. Happy Father’s Day, Dad.

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ANTIOCH M.B. CHURCH 1785 Wooten Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-5811

CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH 3030 Drummonds Rd Atoka, TN 38004 901-840-4326

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ASSOCIATED REFORMED PRESB 81 Church Ave Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-7233 ATOKA U.M. CHURCH 609 Atoka-Munford Ave Atoka, TN 38004 873-8454 ATOKA EVANGELICAL PREB 1041 Atoka Idaville Rd Atoka, TN 38004 837-3500 AVERY CHAPEL CME 2365 Leighs Chapel Road Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2337 BEAVER BAPTIST 9344 Holly Grove Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-2904 BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 55 Andrea Dr. Munford, TN 38058 837-2247 BETHEL CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN 3406 Tracey Rd Atoka, TN 38004 837-0343 BIG HATCHIE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 1390 Hwy. 51 N Covington,TN 38019 901-476-6759 CAMPGROUND U. M. CHURCH 3183 Drummonds Road Drummonds, TN 38023 837-4629 CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH 211 Main Street N Covington, TN 38019 476-8782 CAREY CHAPEL AME 4955 Ballard Slough Rd Burlison, TN 38015 475-2288 CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 2010 Highway 51 S Covington, TN 38019 476-4433

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CALVERY BIBLE CHURCH 894 Munford Ave Munford, TN 38058 837-8563 CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH 755 Lucy Kelly Rd. Brighton, TN 38011 901-475-4422 CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH 400 South Maple Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-6858 CHARLESTON BAPTIST CHURCH 8642 Hwy 179 Stanton, TN 38069 901.476.8479 CHURCH OF CHRIST 873 Hwy 51 N. (Quality Inn) Covington, TN 38019 901.475.9443 CLOPTON U. M. CHURCH 5285 Brighton Clopton Rd Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-5512

BRIGHTON PHARMACY & GIFT SHOP 1880 Old Hwy 51 • Brighton, TN 38011 Phone: 901-837-8981 • Fax: 901-837-8986 Chuck Porter • Owner/Pharmacist Robin Porter • Owner/Buyer

COLLINS CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH 303 W. Ripley Avenue Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3094 -Church House 901-826-5132- Pastor

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CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH AT THE NAZARENE 3865 Beaver Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-2545 EBENEZER CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 70 Witherington Rd Mason, TN 38049 901-294-2670 ELM GROVE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2016 Elm Grove Rd Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-5440 ELM GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1108 Elm Grove Rd. Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-8799 FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 900 Simmons Rd Drummonds, TN 38023 901-837-2683 FELLOWSHIP BIBLE CHURCH 6920 Highway 59 W Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-1008 FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1422 Old Hwy 51 Brighton, TN 38011 901-837-0950 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ATOKA 102 Kimbrough Ave Atoka, TN 38004 901-837-0663 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MUNFORD 521 Giltedge Rd. Munford, TN 38058 901-837-1559 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF COVINGTON 211 S. Main St. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2489 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MASON 359 Hwy 70 E Mason, TN 38049 MasonBaptistChurch.com FIRST BRIGHTON BAPTIST CHURCH 132 East Woodlawn Ave. Brighton, TN 38011 476-6180 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF COVINGTON 403 S. Main St. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-2434 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 145 West Church Ave Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9694

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HATCHIE CHURCH OF CHRIST 1372 Highway 51 N Covington,TN 38019 901-476-9709 HOLLY GROVE CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN 4538 Holly Grove Rd Covington,TN 38019 901-476-8379 HEBRON COMMUNITY CHURCH Rayburn Rd. Covington, TN 38019 HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH 2086 Atoka-Idaville Rd. Atoka, TN 38004 901-491-8138 HOSANNA MINISTRIES 13779 Hwy 51 S. Atoka, TN 38004 901-840-4540

THE REFUGE 749A N. Main St Covington, TN 38019 901-603-3897 RIVER OF LIFE 220 Beaver Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-8781 SALEM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3400 Atoka-Idaville Road Atoka, TN 38004 901-837-8210

SIMONTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 4100 Munford Gilt Egde Brighton, TN 38011 901-837-2168

LIBERTY BAPTIST 2097 Holly Grove Rd. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-5273

SMYRNA BAPTIST CHURCH 7512 Hwy 59 W Burlison, TN 38015 901-476-6178

LIGHHOUSE PRAISE TEMPLE 826B HWY 51 COVINGTON, TN 38019 901-294-3866

SOUTH TIPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD 538 Simmons Rd. Drummonds, TN 38023 837-2140

MT. TIPTON CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Brighton Clopton Rd. Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-1165

ST. ALPHONSUS CATHOLIC CHURCH 1225 Highway 51 S Covington, TN 38019 901-476-8140

MUNFORD BAPTIST CHURCH 1253 Munford Ave Munford, TN 38058 901-837-9276

ST. LUKE BAPTIST CHURCH 632 St. Luke Rd. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-9746

MUNFORD FIRST UNITED METHODIST 57 Tipton Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-8881

ST. MARK AME CHURCH 842 Tipton Road Munford, TN 38058 (901) 837-1456

MUNFORD PRESBYTERIAN 25 Tipton Road Munford, TN 38058 901-837-6721

ST. MATTHEWS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 303 S. Munford Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-6577

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH 1460 Atoka Idaville Rd. Atoka, TN 38004 901-412-0241

ST. MATTHEW MB CHURCH 296 Mason-Charleston Rd. Stanton, TN 38069 901-476-5935

NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH 2357 Wilkinsville Rd Drummonds, TN 30823 901-835-5683

ST JOHN MISSIONARY CHURCH 2086 Atoka-Idaville Rd Atoka, TN 38004 901-837-2474

NEW HORIZON CHURCH OF GOD 1099 Hwy 51 N Covington, TN 38019 901-489-0447

ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Highway 59 West 901-476-7009

NEW LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH 5123 Highway 176 Covington, TN 38019 901-476-0062

ST. PAUL EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2406 Hwy 70 East Mason, TN 38049 901-294-2641 ST. STEPHENS M.B. CHURCH 3827 Hwy 51 North Covington, TN 38019 901-476-1559

NEW LIFE PRESBYTERIAN CHRUCH 133 Munford Ave Munford, TN 38058 901-837-6804

TABERNACLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4258 Highway 179 Covington 901-756-1071

GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH 1915 Rosemark Rd Atoka, TN 38004 901-837-8087

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4048 Highway 59 W Covington, TN 38019 901-476-7259

GRACE TEMPLE APOSTOLIC CHURCH 8923 Mt Carmel Rd Covington, TN 38019 901-475-1008

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 1602 Highway 59 West Covington, TN 38019 901-476-7645

GREAT EXPECTATIONS COGIC 2053 Highway 51 S. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-6666

PLEASANT GROVE METHODIST 314 Gainesville Rd Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3162

GREATER ST. JOHN MBC 411 Shelton Street Covington, TN 38019 901-476-4765

POPLAR GROVE U.M.C. 228 Quito Drummonds Rd. Drummonds, TN 38023 901-835-2568 QUITO UNITED METHODIST 4580 Quito Drummonds Rd. Millington, TN 38053 901-835-2318

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REDEEMING GRACE LUTHERAN 123 Quinton Drive Munford, TN 38058 901-840-2086

JEHOVAH'S WITNESS OF COVINGTON 1150 Old Brighton Rd Covington,TN 38019 901-475-2110

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RAVENSCROFT EPISCOPAL CHAPEL 8219 Hollygrove Rd. Brighton, TN 38011 901-837-1312

SHILOH MB CHURCH 584 John Hill Rd Brighton, TN 38011 901-476-0081

GARLAND UNITED METHODIST 1613 Garland Drive Covington, TN 38058 901-476-9334

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RANDOLPH ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 1135 Randolph Rd. Burlison, TN 476-8244

TEMPLE OF PRAISE 8323 Richardson Landing Drummonds, TN 38023 901-835-3462 TIPTON CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 470 Watson Rd Munford, TN 38058 901-837-8356 TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH 11886 Main St. Mason, TN 38049 VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH 5422 Drummonds Rd Drummonds, TN 38023 901-835-2280 WESTERN VALLEY BAPTIST 836 Church Rd. Covington, TN 38019 901-475-1255 WESTSIDE ASSEMBLY NON-DENOMINATIONAL 33 Paulette Circle Covington, TN 38019 WILLOW GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 618 Willow Grove Rd. Covington, TN 38019 901-476-7337

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Munford First United Methodist Church is located at 57 S. Tipton Street in Munford. Service times are: 8:30 a.m. - Traditional Worship (Sanctuary), 9:15 a.m. - Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. – Contemporary Worship - Life Enrichment Center (LEC), 10:30 a.m. - Children's Church (ages 2-5). For more information, call 901) 837-8881 or visit them online at www.munfordfumc.com.

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Whom Seek Ye? and decrease in the vital spiritual This is the question that the life of believers. Shopping for a Lord Jesus asked the mob who church like we shop for a car or came out to arrest Him on the look for a grocery store does not night before the Crucifixion. The make good spiritual sense. Think language is a bit old and antiabout it for a minute. Would this quated, but properly represents mentality ever lead a what needs to be asked young man to give his of men today. All of us life to pastor a small would have to agree church where there is that “the times, they are little opportunity for a’ changing.” The static growth? Can a church congregation of bygone that is not growing by years is just that, gone. leaps and bounds still We move from job to be in the center of the job and from place to Lord’s blessings? A place so much and so number of years ago, a often that churches do VIEW FROM ABOVE not have the luxury of PASTOR FREEMAN WEEMS pastor of a large church preached a message having stable memberabout God investing in ships. The rule of His work. He stated flatly that thumb used to be that a church God would put His best people must add about ten percent of its into the large churches and not total membership every year to the smaller ones. What utter stay even. It appears that that nonsense! number is now too small. The biblical standard is that we People used to choose a church are to seek the Lord. Not every by its denominational affiliation, church is Christ-centered as they but that standard is waning. should be. Some are more interThen we began to see consumerested in social events than in the ism among Christians, seeking a Gospel of Jesus Christ. Churches church that had the most to offer like this should be avoided by in the way of activities and now, believers who want to know entertainment. This mentality more about the Lord and His can only lead to disappointment CHURCH EVENTS Hosanna Ministries will be having “A High Seas Expedition” Vacation Bible School from 6 – 8:30p.m. on June 14 – 18. The church is located at 13779 Hwy 51 S. on the west side of Hwy. 51, just past Tipton St. For more information call 840-4540. The event is for children

ages 6 – 12. Covington Evangelical Methodist Church is having V.B.S., 6:30 – 8:30p.m. June 14 – 18. Call Angie at 475-0631 for more info. Open to 3 yrs. old – Middle School. First Presbyterian Church of Covington is having V.B.S. 9 a.m.

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Word. Not every church has a full-fledged youth ministry, but that does not mean they are failing, perhaps the next young couple who joins may be the one God wants to run the youth ministry. Instead of looking to be served, believers are to be looking to serve. When the desire to minister to others burns low, you can take it to the bank, spiritual growth is either slowed dramatically or stopped altogether. So, this Lord’s Day, as you prepare for the morning service at your local church, ask yourself the question, who or what are you seeking? If you find that your motive is self-centered, ask the Lord to forgive you and repent of your sin. It might be that you are just the spark needed to ignite your church for the Lord. You may be the spark plug that He will use to motivate the youth group, the young adults, or the senior believers.

– noon from June 21 – 24. Pre-K – sixth grade “Rockin’ Rainforest!” is the theme.

located at 9344 Holly Grove Rd. For more information, call 8372904.

Munford First UMC V.B.S. is 5:45 – 8:15 p.m. June 20 – 24. Located at 57 S. Tipton.

Central Christian Church is having a “Pounding” and a linger-longer after the 6 p.m. service Sunday, June 27 to welcome Bro. Dino and his family.

Beaver Baptist Church’s VBS “Route 254” starts 8:30a.m. – noon June 21 – 25. The church is

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Obituaries Gladys Marie Jackson Date of death â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 1, 2010

Gladys Marie Jackson, 90, of Burlison, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis on June 1, 2010. She was a member of Fellowship Bible Church. Services were held on June 4 at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home. She was buried at Covington Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Jackson; daughter-in-law Margie Jackson; four brothers and six sisters. She is survived by six daughters, Barbara (Jackie) Swords, Christine (Larry) Knight and Faye Alsbrook, all of Burlison, Betty (Garry) Shahan of Brighton, Gail (Will) Matthews of Las Cruces, N.M., and Pamela (Danny) Cromwell of Covington; son Richard Jackson of Covington; sisters Louise Clements of Huron, Tenn. and Margaret Nolan of Covington; brothers James Lewis of Stockton, Calif. and J.W. Lewis of Manteca, Calif.; 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Bible Church building fund or Helping Hands cancer support group. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sarah Louise Marbry

April 2, 1942 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 13, 2010 Sarah Louise Marbry, 68, of Atoka, passed away on June 13, 2010 at her residence. Born in Lexington, Tenn., she was a homemaker and a member of Wright Assembly Church. Graveside funeral services and burial took place on June 16 at Salem Cemetery in Atoka. The services were officiated by Bro. Dwayne Hood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Earl Marbry, daughter Tina Marbry, sister Josephine Maness and brother Buddy Miller. She is survived by daughters Tammy Hubbard of Mason and Vickie McCommon of Atoka; son Chris Marbry of Atoka; sisters Helen Page and Gracie Bullock of Jackson, Ruth Twisdale and Alice McDaniel of Mason, Diane Young and Betty Harris of Lexington, Judy Elder of Bolivar and Donna Salmon of Brighton; brothers Connie Miller of Union City, Gerald Miller of Knoxville, Tommy Miller of Mason, Junior Miller of Drummonds and Jimmy Miller of Covington; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Dan Petrey

August 5, 1953 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 8, 2010 Dan Petrey, 56, of Covington, passed away on Tuesday, June 8. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Memorial services were held on Saturday, June 12 at the Clopton United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Pam Petrey; step-sons, Michael Lambert and David Schlauch (Rechelle); sister-in-law, Pat Clevenger; three sisters, Margie, Melba and Jobie and grandchildren Dylan, Dagan, Kennedy, Brandy, Alley and Ben. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Clopton United Methodist Church Building Fund. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www.covingtonfuneralhome.com.

Eldon McDaniel

April 3, 1935 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; May 25, 2010 Eldon Shelton McDaniel, 75, of Florence, Ala. died on May 25, 2010. Formerly of Covington, he was retired as owner of McDaniel Window and Door in Florence. Services for Mr. McDaniel were held on May 29 at St. James United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Canterbury officiating. Interment followed in Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens in Florence. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Deloris McDaniel; sons Tommy (Paula) McDaniel of Sheffield, Ala. and Mike (Bonnie Blue) of Florence; granddaughters Shelley, Kayla and Cassie McDaniel; sisters Mary (Wayne) Max and Jeanette (Bobby) Marshall, both of Covington, Phyllis McDaniel of Liberty, Mo.; and a many nieces and nephews. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, June 17, 2010

Anderson Monroe â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andyâ&#x20AC;? Knight Date of death â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 12, 2010

Anderson Monroe â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andyâ&#x20AC;? Knight, 73, of Brighton, died at his residence on June 12. He was a member of the Church of Christ, National Guard, a retired land manager for Texas Gas Transmission LLC and a farmer/cattleman. Additionally, Mr. Knight was a mason and a member of the Scottish Rite, Lodge #150 and the founder of the Vegetation Management Association of Kentucky. Services were held on June 14 at Maley-Yarbrough Chapel with interment in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henning. He is survived by his wife, Rosalee B. Knight; daughters Syrena (Robert) Wilson of Mason and Beth (Norris) Boswell of Burlison; son Turner (Karen) Knight of Brighton; sisters Bettye Shelley of Covington and Patsy Fite of Munford; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Samaritanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Purse/Operation Christmas Child in North Carolina, St. Judeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital or the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice. The family would like to specially thank Mr. Knightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s caregivers: Mary Graham, Candy Locke and granddaughter Hollie Fuller.

Gerald E. Pruitt

April 19, 1942 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 15, 2010 Gerald E. Pruitt, 68, of Bartlett, passed away at Spring Gate Rehab on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Formerly of Covington, he was a program analyst contractor for FedEx, a member of Bartlett Methodist Church and a founder of Finally Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Singles Dance Club. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, at Maley-Yarbrough Chapel. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 18 at Maley-Yarbrough Chapel with Dr. Frank Bulle officiating. Burial will take place in Covington Memorial Gardens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Witt Pruitt. He is survived by daughters Karen Stafford of Bartlett and Sheri Williams of Cordova; son Ronnie Pruitt of Maryville; brother Randy Pruitt of Akron, Ohio; and grandchildren Chase, Jacob, Arthur, Savannah, Simon, Sarah and Camille. The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, June 17, 2010

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The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) Thursday, June 17, 2010

Community Events 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, www.covingtonleader. com. June 17 The first Tribe Baseball Homerun Derby fundraiser will be at 6:15 p.m. on June 17, with registration from 5-6 p.m. The event will be held at Centennial Park in Munford. Registration fee is $10 per person. Teams must have a minimum of nine players to qualify for a discount rate of $6 per player. Contact Bridgette Dawson at 901-489-8797 for more info about rules and age divisions. Gate fee is $2 per person and children 4 and under are free. June 18 Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will begin at 6p.m. on June 18 and end at 6a.m. on June 19 at Brighton High School. For more information and to purchase luminary bags, visit www.relayforlife.org/ tipton. June 19 Karaoke For A Cause Registration will be at 6 p.m., competition 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19. The event will be at the Heritage CafĂŠ, 9 Bass St. in Munford. Benefiting the dream factory and making the 500th child dream come true. The ALL-STARR softball tournament to benefit the children of Starr Harris will be held on Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. at the Millington softball fields. For more information, please call (901) 605-1568. Munford Rockhounds tryouts will be held June

19. For time and location call 901-409-4998. These tryouts are for children 12 & under and are experienced baseball players. Rosemark Richland Masonic Lodge #748 will be having its annual Masonic Pancake Breakfast fundraiser from 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 19. The lodge is located beside Tipton-Rosemark School. Pancakes, sausage and bacon will be served along with juice, coffee and tea. Members and the public are invited to attend. Donations are welcome. Lighthouse Praise Temple Church will host a one day revival â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doing Good in the Hoodâ&#x20AC;? beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19. The event will be held in Black Bottom on Dixon St. in Covington. There will be free food, singing and Praising God. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. For more information contact Rev. John (Speck) Teamer at 901-294-3866 or visit the Church at 826 B Hwy. 51. June 20 Munford First UMC V.B.S. is 5:45 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:15 p.m. June 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 24. The church is located at 57 S. Tipton.

the following locations. Covington Senior Center, 401 S. College St., Covington, National Guard Armory, Douglas St., Covington, Brighton Senior Center, School St., Brighton, St. Paul Activity Center, 8991 Richardson Landing, Drummonds, Garland Community Center, 1195 Garland Dr., Garland. For more information, please call 901-476-5226. June 24 Mudcats Baseball will host a 4 Man Scramble Thursday, June 24, at the Forest Hill Golf Course. Cost for this event is $200. All proceeds of the fundraiser will help the 9 yr. olds go to their trip to Orlando, where they will participate in the USSSA Elite 32 Tournament. For more information contact Brad Warmath at 901268-5856. June 30 Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, will host a laymen revival, June 2730, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Fellowship meal will follow the Sunday night service. The revival will continue, 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Rev. Johnny James of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will be the speaker 6p.m.

Wednesday. The Church is located on Hwy 59 S. Macedonia United Methodist Church will be having their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artic Blastâ&#x20AC;? V.B.S. 6-8:30 p.m. June 27. The 28 and 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and June 30 will be the closing program and will start at 6 p.m. The church is located at 11508 Macedonia Rd. July 2 Celebrate Independence, Munfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual celebration, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 2 in City Park on College Street. The Navy Band â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freedomâ&#x20AC;? will be performing and food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Jay Bonson, Fire Chief, at 837-5960. July 15 Children and Family Services, Inc. Summer Food Program will start at 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9a.m. for breakfast and lunch from 12 1p.m. Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday. This is free for children 18 and under. For more information, contact Diane Wynn at 901-4762364.

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Recovery for Naifeh comes one day at a time had his grandchildren with him and I know as a mother, I’ve had close calls. I have no doubt that it was an accident.” Soon after the incident, Naifeh’s husband, Michael, turned to CaringBridge.org, an online webLast Wednesday marked a long year of recovery site which connects family and friends when a loved but one Anita Naifeh is very grateful to be able to celebrate. June 9, 2010 marked the one year anniver- one has health issues, to keep family members and friends updated on her condition. Michael’s daily sary of her life-altering accident, an experience her blog soon became the number one way for friends doctors didn’t believe she would live through. and family to stay connected while they were in On June 9, 2009, Naifeh, her youngest daughter Atlanta. Eleanor Grace “Ellie” and three young friends were “I think it was an outlet for him also,” said traveling south on Highway 51 when they were Naifeh, smiling. “I don’t know what I ever did to struck by a pickup truck driven by 70-year-old deserve him and I don’t know what I would do Joseph Elrod of Brighton at the intersection of without him. My emotions are still a roller coaster. Woodlawn and Highway 51 in Brighton. The force I’ve only gotten through the first part of July on of the collision rolled Naifeh’s 2002 Chevy Tahoe CaringBridge reading what he’s written. Our oldest several times, ejecting her from the vehicle. daughter would go, ‘Is this my dad?’ because of “They say that my car held up more than they ever expected it to,” said Naifeh. “My airbags didn’t what he was writing. I knew he was a Christian man, but in reading some of those things I’m going, go off because I was hit from the side but I would ‘Who is this man?’ Family members have said they have thought flipping would have done it. I was don’t know how he kept up with it and I’ve had thrown from the car even though my seat belt was friends say it was like their daily soap opera. He’s still buckled. They said it was because I was so litjust simply amazing.” tle.” What’s even more amazing is Naifeh returned to The scene of the horrific accident was a sight many witnesses will never forget but fortunately for work in January 2010, a short seven months after the accident, as a seventh-grade educator at Munford Naifeh, it’s not one she remembers at all. Middle School. She said the support and love shown “They tell me my vehicle flipped six times,” she to her was overwhelming. explained. “But I have no memory of any of it. I “I appreciate everyone’s prayers and caring. don’t have any memory of that day at all. The kids When you grow up here in Covington, you say I’m have told me different things we did that day but its not staying here, it’s a small town. But then someall hearsay for me. I don’t remember any of it.” thing like this happens Her memory loss and you realize this is may be a blessing in why I stay here. This is disguise. Naifeh’s why I am raising my injuries were so kids here. The support severe; the emergency has been great. I can’t room doctors didn’t complain. Before I expect her to live and came back I knew that told her parents and this was were I needed husband to be preto be. All my co-workpared for the worst. ers and administrators “They told my parsaid something ents and they told my Christian on the husband that,” she [CaringBridge] site. said matter-of-factly. And you don’t have “My mother said the that very often. I mean first few days at the I knew I had that at Med they kept calling Rosemark but that was codes and she would part of the draw of just break down.” Rosemark - a Christian Once stabilized at environment. But there the scene, Naifeh was is no doubt in my airlifted to the mind that I am in a A photo of the vehicular accident that sent Naifeh in a coma Regional Medical for almost a month. Photo by Sherri Onorati. Christian environCenter at Memphis ment,” confirmed where doctors discovNaifeh. “So many peoered the extent of her injuries. ple let me know they cared. 24,000 people kept up “I’m missing my fifth and sixth vertebrae,” with it. That just amazes me. 24,000 people kept up described Naifeh. “I had a broken back, broken with me and how I was doing,” she added in awe. neck, my hips were broken, my ribs were broken “My students would sneak down the hallway to see and my ribs went into my lungs. But these are my me. So many of them cried and told me they were only wreck related scars,” she added pointing at a texting the day of the wreck and they had thought I couple of scars on her left leg. “Everything else was had died. Some came to the hospital because their done to me medically.” parents said they had to see that I was really here Naifeh’s injuries were so severe; she spent the first 27 days after the accident in a coma. After being and not [dead].” Though she is still recovering, Naifeh said she has diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), she good and bad days. But that it’s all good. was transferred to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta “I’m good. I mean, am I 100 percent? No. Do I get for treatment. Shepherd’s, one of the nation’s top tired and have to sleep a lot? Yes. Do I think I came rehabilitation hospitals, specializes in the treatment back too quick? Yes, But you couldn’t tell me that at and rehabilitation of accident victims with TBIs. the time. There were days I had to go home and go “I spent a total of 53 days in the hospital,” said straight to bed at 4 p.m. and I didn’t get up until Naifeh. “It was hard because I had to learn how to 6:30 a.m. the next morning when it was time to go walk, talk, feed and dress myself again. I remember back to school. I know I came back quick but I was bits and pieces but not the struggle. I still have so nuts at home.” moments when I mix up what I want to say or forNaifeh shared a moment of self-discovery. get things. But it’s coming along. It will just take “I had one turning point moment. Ellie and I time. The doctors tell me it could be another year – were at Walmart and it was like 10 p.m. at night and 18 months to two years is the quickest they’ve ever seen anybody and it could be up to five years before I had run out of tape and she wanted things. I’ve always had a temper but since this brain thing, I can I’m totally back.” go off really quick. I picked up a three-roll package She adds she knows the accident was nothing of tape and all three fell out more than exactly that to the floor and I went, ‘well, and harbors no ill will shit.’ And I couldn’t believe I against Elrod. had said that. So, I picked it “The man who hit me, up and walked around the Mr. Joe, I love him to corner and I heard a woman death,” she explained. on her cell phone say, ‘Anita “He was my Sunday Naifeh is in Walmart and she school teacher from third just cussed. As good as God grade to sixth grade. has been to her…’ That made Everyone was asking me, me feel the worst. I left my ‘Did you sue, did you buggy and we left crying sue?’ but there was no hysterically and I told need for me to sue. He Michael I’m still me. And he didn’t mean to do it. He said, ‘just be glad they didn’t got a leg cramp. He called hear you when you first me and we’ve talked. His woke up!’ Because part of children have told me he Naifeh in the hospital with her severe injuries. having a brain injury is you had a little nervous wake up angry. And I was breakdown after that. He By SHERRI ONORATI Special to The Leader

very angry,” she said, laughing. Naifeh wholeheartedly believes that God is the reason for her miraculously recovery and says that the accident has only strengthened her family’s faith in the Lord. “The one thing that sticks out in my mind is the doctors have said there is no reason that I am mobile now. They said given the level of brain injury that I had, I should not be here. I should not be doing the things that I am doing. Teaching, driving, taking care of my family, everything that I am doing,” she said. “It has totally validated my belief in God. I appreciate [the prayers] more than anyone will ever know and I hope that one day we can return the favor. I don’t know that I would have been here one year later without their prayers. I don’t know how I would have made it one day and for that I am eternally grateful.

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Farmer's Market set to open Friday There are 10 stalls for the agricultural engineers to sell their produce. It is also complete with a tin roof and ceiling and ceiling fans to keep it covered and cool. Johnston says he has already spoken will several prospective vendors who will be present to sell their goods the day the farmer’s market opens. He said the reason for bringing in this business is mostly because he has received many requests over the years to have a farmer’s market due to the large farming community in Tipton County. “Producers are just scattered everywhere right now,” said Johnston. “This way our town can have a place where they can all be together and people can come out a purchase products from local growers.” A farmer’s market is a common type of business venue in areas where there is a large farming community. It serves as a place where customers can come to purchase fresh produce usually made from local farmers. Johnston noted that Covington

By TIFFANY HOLLAND tholland@covingtonleader.com The new Farmer’s Market will have its grand opening on Friday, June 18 at 9a.m. Everyone is invited to attend this event, which is on the historic Covington Court Square. Lee Johnston, executive director of the Covington-Tipton County Chamber of Commerce, confirmed that the venue will be fully ready for sales at its location on the corner of North Main and Spring streets underneath the Covington Water Tank. The farmer’s market is set to be open until Oct. 15 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. It will sell fruits and vegetables that are grown from local farmers. This is designed as a way to support the local market and help out the produce growers in the community, Johnston said. Up to $80,000 will be invested in this venue and it is a for-profit endeavor through the Covington Economic Development Corporation.

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does not have a farmer’s market anymore and this will be the only one in town. Aside from encouraging citizens to buy products in town, this market will also help increase sales of produce from the local growers. If anyone is interested in becoming a vendor at the farmer’s market, they can contact Johnston at the Chamber of Commerce at 901476-9727 or by emailing him at johnstonlee@comcast.net.

Directors of the Exchange Club and recently joined the Tipton County Rotary Club. She is involved in music, the arts, sports, physical fitness, loves fishing and hunting and is hoping to use her well-rounded interests to know more about her clients and help make the community a better place. She looks forward to serving you.

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Lavery, Payne honored MARTIN, Tenn. – Duane Lavery and Amy Payne, of Tipton County, recently were honored for completing the WestStar Leadership Program sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin. In its 21st year, UT Martin’s WestStar program, created in 1989 to serve the 21 counties of West Tennessee by providing leadership development and training for selected participants, now has more than 580 graduates. The program identifies and educates people to assume leadership responsibilities in the economic and social development of West Tennessee. Class members participate in a series of seminars designed to provide information about major issues facing West Tennessee. Seminars feature different speakers who focus on subjects that go hand-in-hand with leadership and community progress issues such as education, health care, community and resource development and leadership skills.

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WestStar graduates already hold key leadership positions throughout the state in every West Tennessee county. Lavery is the president and CEO of HTL Advantage. He is a member of the International Economic Development Council, a national board member of the Association of Defense Communities, and is an assistant scoutmaster of the Boy Scouts of America. He has also been involved with the Texarkana Regional Initiative, serving as chairman in 2007. Payne is the director of parks and recreation for the city of Covington. She is a certified park and recreational professional through the National Recreation and Park Association and provides instruction on health and fitness through the UT Extension Service in Tipton County. She has previously participated in the University of Memphis Scholarship Fund and was an adjunct instructor for Dyersburg State Community College.

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KBJ Video Billboard Tuesday 06/22/10 Noon First United Methodist Church - Covington 6:00 PM In The Fight - Military 6:30 Fun In The Garden w/ Booker T. Leigh 7:00 The Doctor Is In - w/ Dr. Loren Crown 7:30 *Tipton County Legislative Meeting - 6/14 8:00 TV Classics "Victory At Sea" "Rocky Jones Space Ranger KBJ Video Billboard all other times Wednesday 06/23/10 Noon *Tipton County Legislative Meeting - 6/14 5:30 PM Health & Home Report 6:00 First Baptist Church - Millington 7:00 Covington City Board Meeting - 6/22/10 7:30 KBJ Cartoons 8:00 Movie: "Incident On A Dark Street" - 1973 9:30 Volton - special KBJ Video Billboard all other times all other times

Thursday Noon 6:00 PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 after the movie all other times

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06/24/10 Covington City Brd Meeting - 6/22/10 First Baptist Church - Covington *Tipton County Legislative Meeting - 6/14 Volton - special Movie: "Quicksand" - 1950 Covington City Board Meeting - 6/22/10 KBJ Video Billboard 06/25/10 First Baptist Church - Millington In The Fight - Military *Wildlife Chatter w/ Arnold Bull Fun In The Garden - R Covington City Board Meeting - 6/22/10 * Tipton County Legislative Meeting - 6/14 Movie: "Blood Tide" - 1982 KBJ Video Billboard 06/26/10 *Wildlife Chatter w/ Arnold Bull Fun In The Garden - R The Dr Is In - R Movie: "Cowboy and the Senorita" - 1944 NASA Historic Videos KBJ Video Billboard 06/27/10 First United Methodist Church - Covington First Baptist Church - Covington Volton - special Movie: "The Shadow Strikes" - 1937 KBJ Video Billboard First Baptist Church - Millington

1. KBJ-TV is a local origination channel serving Tipton County with programming of local interest since 1988. 2. All programs are subject to being preempted or rescheduled without notice. All times are tentative. 3. Check KBJ's Video Billboard daily for current program titles & other information.

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In observance of National Garden Week, The Covington Garden Club helped in planting flowering baskets to be hung around Covington Square. The first full week in June is always proclaimed “National Garden Week: by National Garden Clubs, Inc. This is a special week designed to focus public attention on programs, projects and activities promoted by garden clubs. National Garden Week provides a perfect opportunity to tell the story of our organization by taking on a project during this week. Some member of The Covington Garden Club met on Wednesday, May 26 at the Green House at Covington High School to begin planning their project for National Garden week, which was June 6-12. They are working with CHS student Kadie

Brassfield in planting the baskets. They decided which plants to use for full sun and which to use for shade, as well as putting the soil in the 18 hanging baskets. Most of the plants were grown by students of the CHS agriculture department. Walmart donated the baskets and Terri Wall donated soil. The club met again, May 27 to plant the basket and get them ready for hanging around the town square. The Garden Club is helping fund the cost of maintaining the baskets. Members helping this project were Club chairperson, Gail Gainer, club president Shirley Bready and club members Betty Thomas, Judy McCool, Melisande McCall and Nancy Builderback. The Covington Garden Club is a member of Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Deep South Region and National Garden Clubs, Inc.

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Style show brings vintage fashions back By JANELLE COLE Special to The Leader The Poplar Grove United Methodist Church Women's Group sponsored a Vintage Style Show and Luncheon on Saturday, May 22 in the Family Life Center. The table arrangements were designed by Karen Cole and Sara Cole. The table favors by Elaine McCullough were recipes of the luncheon menu tied in net and ribbon and accented with Victorian reusable gift tags. Elizabeth Simpson, women's group president, gave the welcome and Diane Reed gave the blessing for the food. The luncheon menu was made up of chicken divan, Mediterranean pasta salad, Jell-O fluff salad, rolls, coffee, tea, and Mandarin orange cake. The meal was served by young ladies from the church: Sydnie Campbell, Kennedy Campbell, Emily Criswell, Hunter McKelva, and Emily Todd; it was co-ordinated by Pat McKelva and Molly Rambo. Chairperson Janelle Cole introduced her sister-in-law, Jean Rhodes Cole, a fellow Tipton Countian from Logansport, Ind., who presented the vintage style show. Clothing from 1970 back to 1850 was used. Jean owns a four-story Victorian house in Logansport that houses The Cole Clothing Museum. Jean said, "It's almost like I was born in another time and place. I feel so at home among old things."

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The models were Jessie Clower, Mollie Cohen, Jennifer Couillard, Abbey Drexler, Barbara Joyner, Sandra Quick, Elaine McCullough, and Chelsea Whitesides. During clothing changes, drawings for door prizes were made. Nine floral centerpieces and two church cookbooks were given away. The grand prize was a crystal vase won by Mrs. Annette Bates from Millington. The models were presented church cookbooks at the end of the show as a thank you. Many commented that the food, fellowship, and fashion show was a very enjoyable event.

Tennessee Master Gardener “Come Learn About Your Landscape” will be held 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. On Tuesdays. June 22 will be Keeping your roses looking good all summer with Vernon Pairmore Tipton County Master Gardner. July 6, Growing ornamental grasses with Beverly Moranville Tipton County Master Gardener. And July 20, is Making and using compost featuring Robert (Bob) Miller Tipton County Master Gardener. Classes will be held at UT Extension, Tipton County 111 W. Washington Ave. Covington. For more information contact Booker T. Leigh At (901) 476-0231. This is a free event.

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“Best of the Best” The Leader is publishing the official ballot below & asking our readers to vote on who or what they consider to be the “Best of the Best.” Winners will be announced in The Leader after all entries are tabulated.

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Mail your ballot to “Best of the Best” PO Box 529, Covington, TN 38019 You may also bring your ballot to: The Leader 2001 Highway 51 S. Covington, TN

A minimum of Twenty-five (25) different nominations must be made in order for the entry to qualify.

Fill in the blanks with your favorite choice.

Local Folks

• Accountant (who/where) _____________________________________ • Bank Teller (who/where) _____________________________________ • Barber (who/where) _________________________________________ • Beautician (who/where) ______________________________________ • Boss (who/where) ___________________________________________ • Car Salesman (who/where)____________________________________ • Chiropractor (who/where) ____________________________________ • Community Volunteer________________________________________ • Dentist (who/where) _________________________________________ • Doctor (who/where) _________________________________________ • Electrician (who/where) ______________________________________ • Elementary School Teacher (who/where)_________________________ • EMT (who/where) __________________________________________ • Farmer (who/where) _________________________________________ • Fire Fighter (who/where) _____________________________________ • High School Teacher (who/where) ______________________________ • Insurance Agent (who/where)__________________________________ • Lawyer (who/where) ________________________________________ • Law Enforcement Officer (who/where) __________________________ • Mechanic (who/where) _______________________________________ • Middle School Teacher (who/where) ____________________________ • Mortgage Officer (who/where) _________________________________ • Most Devoted Sports Fan _____________________________________ • Mr. Tipton County __________________________________________ • Mrs. Tipton County _________________________________________ • Musician/Band/Singer (who/where) _____________________________ • Nurse (who/where) __________________________________________ • Nursery School/Day Care Teacher (who/where) _______________________ • Optometrist/Ophthalmologist (who/where) __________________________ • Photographer_______________________________________________ • Plumber (who/where) ________________________________________ • Politician (who/where) _______________________________________ • Principal (who/where) _______________________________________ • Public Official (who/where) ___________________________________ • Real Estate Agent (who/where) ________________________________ • Salesperson (who/where) _____________________________________ • US Postal Carrier (who/where) ________________________________ • Veterinarian (who/where) _____________________________________ • Waitress (who/where) ________________________________________ • Waiter (who/where) _________________________________________

Business & Organization

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• Car Dealers (new or used) ____________________________________ • Church (where) _____________________________________________ • Civic Club (where) __________________________________________ • Clothing (where) ____________________________________________ • Convenience Store (where) ___________________________________ • Farm Supplies (where) _______________________________________ • Fitness (where) _____________________________________________ • Dry Cleaners (where) ________________________________________ • Exterminator (where) ________________________________________ • Floor Covering (where) ______________________________________ • Florist (where) _____________________________________________ • Funeral Home (where) _______________________________________ • Furniture (where) ___________________________________________ • Home Builders (where) ______________________________________ • Hotel/Motel (where) _________________________________________ • Gas Station (where) _________________________________________ • Gift Shop (where) ___________________________________________ • Grocery Store (where) _______________________________________ • Heating/Air (where) _________________________________________ • Insurance (where) ___________________________________________ • Jewelry (where) ____________________________________________ • Landscaping (where) ________________________________________ • Liquor Store (where) ________________________________________ • Nail Salon (where) __________________________________________ • Nursery School/Day Care (where) ______________________________ • Nursing Home (where) _______________________________________ • Park (where) _______________________________________________ • Pet Grooming (where) _______________________________________ • Pharmacy (where) ___________________________________________ • Real Estate Firm (where) _____________________________________ • Tanning Salon (where) _______________________________________ • Tires (where) _______________________________________________

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www.covingtonleader.com Skipper Bondurant, Administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton congratulates David Bennett, Chef for Baptist Memorial Hospital for outstanding services rendered to March of Dimes. David provided all the meals for the March of Dimes Committee members and team captains during the March for Babies Campaign. The March of Dimes thanks BMH-Tipton for being such a great host and sponsor of our March for Babies 2010. Skipper Bondurant will be moving into the Honorary Chair position for March for Babies 2011.

Ms. Virginia Masner was born June 21, 1930. She celebrates her 80th birthday with many exciting events. Here, she is pictured at Black Bear Mountain Resort in Pidgeon Forge. The women in her family spent four days there on Motherʼs Day weekend.

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Exchange Club had Pam Deen as a guest speaker recently who talked about her work as the Tipton County Court Clerk. Pictured is Trish Williams, Secretary, James Smith, program chair, Pam Deen, speaker, Elaine Shankle, president.

Marriage licenses issued this month Chad Alan Anderson and Rita Gean Austin of Memphis Charles William Baker Jr. and Nancy Evon Anderson Adkins of Munford Frank Kenneth Ballard and Cassandra Bonita Holder Ballard of Cordova Jimmy Lee Barnett and Linda Sue Mizell of Clinton, Ark. Daniel Joe Blackwood and Cherry Dawn Hatchel of Drummonds Timothy Darrell Bond and Sherniece Lasha Woodland of Covington Anthony Braden and Donna Marie Hobson Smith of Atoka Edward Taylor Brammer and Janie Michelle Jackson of Drummonds Robert Nicholas Bryan and Diana Marsaly Maddox of Covington Willie Leonies Byrd Jr. and Danesha Renee Anderson of Mason Damon Lamont Cleaves and Joyce Benita Taylor of Memphis Richard Lee Cobb and Emily Jo Phillips of Atoka Marvin Antonio Cornelius and Stellanda Mychell Davis of Lexington, Miss. Thomas James Daniel and Lisa Gayle Fite McCoy of Arlington James Clayton Dawson and Sandra Jean Gatlin of Burlison Bryan Gene Doyle and Kristina Ladon Paris of Munford Royce Michael Dunn and Suntana Angelica Johnson of Drummonds James Frankling Gillihan and Amanda Elizabeth Harger Hale of Munford William Kevin Goforth and Holly Michelle Fernandez of Stanton Gregory Leah Green and Suzanne Carnal of Jackson Danny Lee Harvell and Regina Ann Robinson of Atoka Jeremy Steven Herring and Lela Gail Sampson of Munford Lester Edwin Hill and Karen Marie Murdock of Covington Brian Lee Hughes and Bella Donna Crossno Richardson of Drummonds Johnny James Hupf and Brandy Nashay Hamm Wal-

ters of Olive Branch, Miss. Andrew Ian Jones and Kendall Ashley Poole of Munford Kevin Wayne Leedy and Stacy Renee Lamantia Wilson of Memphis Kevin Lanard Letbetter and Chiresse Yevette Cole of Millington Joshua Wilson Lusk and April Michelle Barr Simpson of Covington Troy Wayne Marbry Jr. and Christina Lou Wilkerson Taylor of Millington Ronald Wade Martin and Donna June Gatlin Overstreet of Brighton Frank Theodore McMillan and Tury Turay Senn Collins of Brighton Marty Dwayne Oglesby and Amberly Nicole Holcomb of Munford Joseph Michael Olmstead and Elizabeth Kay Manley of Munford Tory Alan Parnell and Crystal Dawn Alder Bradford of Munford Oscar Yanez Pillado and Marta Lidia Flores of Munford Johnny Washington Pool IV and Heather Bond Bennett of Brighton Joshua Andrew Posey and Erika Sue Webb of Mason Anthony Wayne Pyatt and Shelia Marie Cooksey Roach of Munford Shannon Mathew Rifenburg and Lauren Michelle Newman of Covington Steven Kyle Rose and Teara Rene Smith of Burlison Justin Wiley Sanders and Tequila Lenira Boatman of Mason Jonathan Eckert Sharp and Rebecca Anne Savoy of Mason Jason Matthew Sims, Jr. and Rochell Minyon Perry of Batesville, Miss. Dennis Keith Taylor, Jr. and Tomeka Lynn Dowell of Covington William Michael Tims and Kelly Nicole Murphy of Memphis Barry Christopher White and Amanda Marie Moore of Covington Brandon Keith Wilson and Mary Kathryn Bomar of Munford Joseph Alan Wimberly II and Shannon Rhea Baxter Lewis of Arlington

Your Junior Auxiliary of Tipton County has been busy... In March we celebrated the 34th Annual Charity Ball where Dr. Jayson Cannon and Ms. Ellen Weedman were honored for their inspiring community service efforts. Life Members Mrs. Ann McGowan and Mrs. Judy Davis were also recognized for their continued service in working along the active chapter to meet the needs of our growing county. During April we welcomed four new active members: Mrs. Annalyn Davis, Mrs. Sherri Bradford, Ms. Kathryn Coulston and Mrs. Chrissy Wakefield. These ladies have completed their year long provisional term and will start serving their five additional years of community work in May 2010. A new provisional open house is in the works for July or August, information and an application can be found on the chapter's website at www.tiptoncountyja.org, select the “About Us” link or contact provisional trainer Melanie Sprenkle through the chapter email covingtontiptonja@hotmail.com. On May 13, three high school seniors were honored and awarded a $1000 scholarship. These ladies were chosen from many applicants based on their academic accomplishments, community involvements and plans to go into a child related field. From Brighton High School Althea Conner was awarded the Martha Tinkler Memorial scholarship. The Ann Sanford Memorial Scholarship receiptent was Paige Kissell from Covington High School . The Agnes Fite Memorial Scholarship was given to Veronica Knight from Munford High School. We closed out the month of May with a luncheon at the home of Mrs. Delyn Matthews where we celebrated our members who are moving from active to life status. These ladies earned life status by serving for six continuous years. We will miss you Mrs. April Howard, Mrs. Aimee Hooper, Mrs. Carlyn McMillian and Mrs. Sherri Wallace. All our love and appreciation to you all and your families for your on going support of our cause. Other exciting things that are in the works for the Junior Auxiliary of Tipton County include the Crown Consignment and Indoor Yard Sale on June 18 & 19 at 1830 Hwy 51, Covington. Plans for the 2nd Annual Fall Shopping Frenzy are coming along quickly. This year's event will be held at Brighton High School on the evening of Friday, November 5 and the morning of Saturday, November 6. There are some exciting new changes this year and over 40 spots are already booked. For more information or a merchant application visit www.tiptoncountyja.org and select the Finance page or contact chair Noel Smith-Howe at (901)619-3852. Also in the planning stages are three new projects that all focus on children's self esteem and education. I.N.K. will be pen pal plan where members will correspond over the course of a year with a student the year before they take their writing assessments, the goal will be too not only help build writing skills but as build a bond with the child that can be carried forward. Hugs for Heroes will be a one day camp for children in year around school care. The day camp will encourage a variety of healthy living ideals and local professionals giving the children a glance into possible careers. If you would be interested in volunteering to host a booth contact projects chair Heather Crowson at heathercrowson1@ yahoo.com or 901-277-2908. The third project will be based off of the already existing Stuff the Bus project, supply closets and teacher mini grants will be awarded to teachers across the county. Learning on a National Level... Unlocking the Key to Success was the message to members of the Tipton County of Junior Auxiliary at the 69th Annual Education Conference held in Mobile, AL. Over six hundred ladies were in attendance at this year’s event, six Tipton County members were able to attend. The chapter won the Efficiency Award and was selected as one of twelve chapters to participate in Projects Theater. Junior Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization that encourages members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public with particular emphasis on children. Volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year on a variety of projects that focus on local children and families in need of assistance. JA of Tipton County is a part of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA), a non-profit organization founded in 1941 with Headquarters in Greenville, MS. NAJA has more than 14,000 active, associate and life members in 101 chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. The NAJA slogan is “Care Today – Character Tomorrow” and when teamed with the current focus of the Association (Healthy Children~Healthy Futures), Junior Auxiliary chapters all over the MidSouth are working more than ever before to increase awareness of children in need and the benefits of caring today to create character tomorrow. For more information on NAJA, visit www.najanet.org.

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Cody Overbeck steps up to the plate for the Class A Clearwater Threshers though he will soon play in Pennsylvania for the Reading Phillies in Class AA.

Overbeck excels in minor league By JEFF IRELAND sports@covingtonleader.com Donnie Overbeck fields questions about his son on a daily basis. Though the questions are usually the same, as any proud father would be, he never really tires of talking about his talented offspring. “With access to the Internet, a lot of people know what he’s doing,” said Overbeck, whose son, Cody, is playing his third season in the Philadelphia Phillies’ minor league system. “Sometimes it seems like the whole town is following him. I tell him the whole town is behind him … try to boost his confidence.” Here lately there have been plenty of good things for Munford and Tipton County residents to discuss concerning Cody. Late last week Cody

was informed that he was being promoted from the Class A Clearwater (Fla.) Threshers to the Class AA Reading (Pa.) Phillies, meaning he is just two steps away from playing in the big leagues. After a 2009 season in which Cody struggled with injuries and hit .230 with 12 homeruns, he set the Florida State League on fire the first half of 2010. Before being promoted to Reading he hit .302 with 11 homeruns, 41 RBI’s, 19 doubles and a .553 slugging percentage. He was among the league leaders in the all the aforementioned categories and made the AllStar team. He was named the Florida State League Player of the Week in early May. At 23, Overbeck is considered one of the Phillies’ better prospects at third base. Overbeck, soft-spoken and modest in interviews, doesn’t like to

brag. But with the numbers he has been putting up he knew a call-up was coming. “I got the call yest e r d a y, ” Overbeck said last Friday. “I expected it. I just wasn’t sure when it would be.” Overbeck played on some very talented teams at Munford High School. His junior year the Cougars finished second in the Class AAA State Tournament and he led the team back to state his senior season. When he signed with Ole Miss and became the team’s best hitter by his sophomore season, scouts began to take notice. He was drafted in the ninth

round of the 2 0 0 8 draft a n d decided to begin h i s professional career. T h e idea of playing professionally had been in the back of the mind of Cody and his father, but it began to look much more possible when Cody began to excel at the college level. “Once he got to Ole Miss and began playing right with those guys, I began to think he was good enough to draft,” said Donnie. “It got in the back of your head, ‘Hey, he can play with these guys.’” Cody knows the transition to Class AA won’t be

easy. Just like any jump in classification, the pitching gets much better. The Phillies’ top prospect, outfielder Dominic Brown, is Cody’s teammate in Reading. “You’ve got middle infielders and centerfielders who are a lot better,” said Cody. “They take away hits that might have been hits (in Class A). And, obviously, the pitchers locate (their pitches) better.” The way things look now, Overbeck couldn’t be in a better organization. The Phillies’ current third baseman, Placido Polanco, is a veteran who doesn’t figure to be with the team forever. It also has to be encouraging to play for a team that has been to two straight World Series and won three straight division titles. Overbeck has met several current Phillies, including former NL MVP Jimmy Rollins, Brad

Lidge and J.A. Happ. “They’ve all been to Clearwater for rehab,” said Cody. “They’re all nice guys.” Back home in Munford, there’s talk about when and how Cody will make it to the Philadelphia Phillies. His dad gets those questions all the time. On Facebook Cody has nearly 1,400 friends, many of whom follow his career closely. As far as Cody’s outlook on his prospects for further advancement, he’s realistic, but hopeful.. “Oh yeah,” Cody said with a chuckle when asked if people ask him when he’s going to make it to the big leagues. “All the time. I try not to get too far ahead of myself. I haven’t set a timeframe or anything. I take it one year at a time and see what happens.”

Browder named Best of Preps By STEVE HOLT Special to The Leader Covington High’s CJ Browder was named as the Champion for Softball for 2010 in the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s annual all sports competition in ceremonies at the Germantown Performing Arts Center on June 11. A shortstop for the Class AA state runner-up Lady Chargers (48-3), Browder batted .481 for the season with 26 RBI, 61 runs scored and 23 stolen bases. She had stiff competition in the field of five finalists for the honor that was dominated by

Tipton County softball talent. Joining Browder in the field of five were her teammate Sarah Elizabeth Cousar who was also a BOP finalist for Scholar Athlete of the Year and Brighton Lady Cardinal offensive star, junior Caroline Jacobs. Also honored at the event were CHS head softball coach Martha Lawler who was named BOP Coach of the Year and CHS sophomore Iesha Carruthers who was the only Charger track and field team member to advance to state competition this year in the shot put event.

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Local athlete honored in Dixie Youth Softball The recipient of the 2010 Amy Ruffin Golden Glove Award is Hannah Clifton. Clifton is 13 years old and will be a freshman at Covington High School this fall.. At the end of the season each year, the Covington Dixie Softball League picks the All Star â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to represent Covington in the Dixie District Tournament. Each year during the ceremony, the CDSL takes the opportunity to recognize one of the best playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with the Amy Ruffin Golden Glove Memorial Award.

This award is given in memory and honor of Amy Ruffin, whose life was tragically cut short in an automobile accident in September of 1989. She has been honored and remembered for her work ethic, her playing ability and the quality of life she lived on and off the field. Among her many accolades, Amy was selected as a 10 time Dixie All Star from 1979 until 1989. Ruffin will always be remembered being â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Best of the Bestâ&#x20AC;? in Covington Dixie Softball.

Clifton began playing softball in the CDSL at the age of six and has played for the last seven seasons. During this time, Clifton had played for many teams and in every position on the field. Just like Amy, she excelled at all of them. Clifton was even chosen as an All Star her third season after breaking her arm and being forced to bat with one hand. Clifton, whether winning or losing, had displayed great determination to get better while maintaining the great attitude and sportsmanship that

makes all coaches and parents proud. Clifton is to be congratulated and commended on her work ethic and her abilities. She has worked very hard and played very hard while always keeping a smile on her face and encouraging her teammates. Covington Dixie Softball is proud to see her selected as the recipient of this award. Congratulations and best wishes to Clifton in all she does.

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TASTING TIPTON Third Course for Taste of Tipton By TIFFANY HOLLAND tholland@covingtonleader.com After two years of success, the third annual Taste of Tipton was held on June 15 from 5- 8 p.m. in the Brighton High School foyer and entrance. This event is organized by and for the Confidential Care for Women’s Center. This event’s cornucopia of delicacies featured cuisine from many local restaurants in and around Tipton County and North Shelby County. As they did last year, fundraiser attendees had the opportunity to choose their favorite restaurant. In the Best of Tipton competition, first place went to Wells Kitchen in Brighton, second place went to Primitive Café in Covington and third place went to Lucci’s Italian Pasta House of Covington. The latter two are both located on the Covington Court Square. In the Best of Show category first place award went to Sweet Sensations of Atoka, second place went to Primitive Café and third went to Wells Kitchen. There was also the Cutest Kid Contest. The winner of which will be showcased on 2011 Taste of Tipton posters and will receive a free 11x14 portrait from Matt King Photography Studio. Last year’s winner of Tipton County’s Cutest Kid was Ty Daugherty, son of Billy and Jennifer Daugherty of Brighton. This year's new winner has not been annouced at press time. Confidential Care for Women is a pregnancy resource center and has two locations in Covington and Millington. The organization provides pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, maternity and parenting education and abstinence training in the public middle schools, all free of charge. The mission of Confidential Care for Women (formerly Heart to Heart) is to change and save lives, one woman at a time. Diana Meinweiser is special events coordinator for Confidential Care and was especially excited for this year’s Taste of Tipton after the previous two. “It is just so fun to see the community to get together and socialize,” said Meinweiser. “Everyone is talking and eating! What can be better?” She went on to say that the idea came about from the Millington tasting event, which proved to be wildly successful. Since there was nothing remotely like this event in Tipton County, this Taste of Tipton was introduced and has been successful in its own, being one of the community’s most attended and highly expected events. Local radio station U.S. 51 Country 93.5 FM was on hand to provide entertainment for the event as well.

Colorful snacks adorned the table of Sweet Sensations at the Taste of Tipton. The bakery took home first place in Best in Show. Here a worker points out their prized birthday cake. Photos by Tiffany Holland

Mary Gaither stands in line for some food from Primitive Cafe.

Guests line up at the Pizza Hut-Atoka booth for some fresh-cut pizza.

Annual Salad Luncheon brings the crowds By TIFFANY HOLLAND tholland@covingtonleader.com The 22nd annual Salad Tasting Luncheon was held on Tuesday, June 15 at the First United Methodist Church in Covington. For only $5 a plate, event goers came and enjoyed a variety of salads of all kinds including potato salad, Greek salad, pasta salad, tuna salad and plenty more. The annual event is put on by the FUMC women’s club and was orga-

nized by Carliss Chastain and JoAnn Anderson. The money raised is used for various mission trips and events put on by the church. This year also had door prizes. People from all over travel to this event to eat some good food, visit and view the historic FUMC sanctuary that was built in 1840. As in years passed, Jean Jones created all the table decorations and Rachel Harold provided patrons with music on the piano. Several hundred came out to enjoy the event.

Several hundred people came from all over to dine at the annual salad luncheon at FUMC.

Rachel Massengill, Earl Beckett, Faye Beckett, Katie Wallace and others enjoy the desserts.

Lisa Odom and her son Ollie visit with family during the lunch.

(Left) Co-Chairperson JoAnn Anderson organizes some of the snacks behind the scenes in the kitchen. Photos by Tiffany Holland.

Barbara Griffin and her friends grab some of the variety of salads in the fellowship hall.

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Scholarship fundraiser to be held this month By TYLER LINDSEY tlindsey@covingtonleader.com

Jimmy Hicks and Bill Thomas from U.S. 51 Country 93.5 grilled and served smoked bologna to Jay Whalen (middle) last Friday. Photo by Tyler Lindsey

Save the Ruffin fundraiser held By TYLER LINDSEY tlindsey@covingtonleader.com The Tipton Arts Council held a Save the Ruffin patron drive in the Covington theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parking lot last Friday to raise money. For five dollars, the TAC offered a bologna lunch with chips and drinks and a tour of the historic Ruffin to anyone interested in supporting the local theater.

TAC members Barbara McBride and Jeff Ward started the day at 5 a.m. by holding buckets out to passers-by for any donations. Ward said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Business people have been giving everything from $1 to $100.â&#x20AC;? In addition to the TAC, several businesses helped out with the event as well. Jimmy and Ashley with U.S. 51 Country 93.5 grilled the bologna donated by King Cotton Meats in Memphis. TAC

board member Ernest Stankey assisted in handing out chips donated by Brimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The set-up was decorated with Save the Ruffin banners given by WardWilliams, PLLC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many people donated money, but the Ruffin needs more support,â&#x20AC;? says Barbara McBride. For more information on ways to help out, contact Jeff Ward at 901-837-9355.

The Third Annual Harrison Simonton Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser is being held on Wednesday, June 23 at Brighton High School. The event will last from 4-8 p.m. and is held in memory of Brighton High School student Harrison Simonton. Barbecue and fish plates will be available. In addition a silent auction will be held. There will also be fun activities for kids. Boston butt pre-orders will be available to pick up. Singing during the event are student Simone Landry and teacher Michelle Rankin. Simontonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother Debe said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is really a great thing to see the community help out with this event. Everyone wants to be a part of it.â&#x20AC;?

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Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. They are available at Simonton Salon in Brighton, at Racineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Munford, at R.L. Coulstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Covington, and at the door. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harrison really loved FFA and football at Brighton High. We just like to be able to give back in his memory,â&#x20AC;? said Debe Simonton. All proceeds go to provide scholarships for Brighton high School students to attend FFA and football camps. The goal is to send two students to FFA camp and three students to football camp. Come out and join in all the fun.

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an umbrella and we were able to sit in a shady spot. The game was during the hottest part of the day too. Even my candy bar melted. I took it to the concession stand and Jeri Lynn McDivitt put it in their freezer for a few minutes and it recovered. Thanks Jeri Lynn! We left early, but not before Luke hit his line drive. Way to go Luke! “We the People” will meet on June 22 on the square in Covington at the Chamber of Commerce at 7p.m. Please join us. The Neighborhood Watch program for Almyra has been successful. Several of our community residents have purchased extra signs to be places near their homes. Thanks to all of you for your involvement. Our next meeting will be the first Thursday in August. I will be reminding you again, as we get closer. Mt step-daughter, Laura Quinn, and her husband, Russ, have a little girl who will be turning four this Saturday the 19. We love you, Abigail, and thank the Lord for you. We are making plans for a fun party for her. My daughter Terri Bar-

ber and my granddaughter, Whitney, will be leaving again this year on a mission trip to Honduras in July. Please remember them in your prayers. Salem Presbyterian Church. Worship is at 11a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. Everyone is always welcome. Salem had a great Vacation Bible School this week. The theme was “ The Egypt File: Decoding the Mystery of Life/” You must see Kim Gray for the MVP Camp registration forms that must be in by the 17. Missionary Prayer request for the Persian Ministry. Pray for Tat and Patty Stewarts health concerns. Pray for the Iranian Church in CO and its many new visitors. Happy birthday this week goes to Jennie McDivitt and Andy McDill. Hope they are each the greatest. Sharon Presbyterian Church Worship is at 9a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. We are always grateful for the Dunlap residents who are able to be with us. Mr. Harold Nelms got himself a new electric scooter and was able to just wheel across the road. Way to go

Mr. Nelms! Covington Church of Christ Worship is at 10:30a.m. and 5:30p.m. each Sunday. Bible classes are at 9:30a.m. on Sunday and 7p.m. on Wednesday. Pulpit minister is Mike Rogers and Associate minister is Jeff Phillips. We have begun our summer series on Wednesday evenings at 7. Our guest speaker this week was Bro. T.R. Webb of Memphis. His lesson was “Profitable to God.” Please join us. Next week the speaker will be Bro. Richard Corum of Millington. His lesson is on “Living by Faith.” Please pray for Miss Erwin Franks, who is leaving for China soon, where she will receive medical treatment that will give her eye sight for the first time in her life. Many of our youth went to Dry Ridge, KY this week for their VBS. Thanks to Bro. Jeff Phillips and the other adults who went as well. We pray for their safe return. This month’s fellowship group will meet in the home of Charlie and Libby Click on Saturday 26, at 6p.m. Have a great week!

across the river from Arkansas to Tennessee. The whole sky above us was filled with these birds. It was one of the prettiest sights I’ve ever seen. If I told you the whole story of the journey it would fill an entire article, but needless to say it was something that I’ll always remember. My first wife, Elaine and I took a cruise and at the port in Cozumel, Mexico and the water was so clear and pure that you could see the bottom. It looked as if the water was only a few feet deep, but when I asked the ship mate about the depth, he said he wasn’t sure but it would take at least 60 feet of water for the ship to dock. In 2002, Paula and I traveled to Yellowstone. I had been there several times, but it was Paula’s first trip to Yellowstone. Paula says she’ll never forget the emotions she experienced standing in awe of the Tetons. She said her

youngest son Daniel had always talked about going there with his dad, but of course he never got to take that trip because he was called home to be with the Lord at the age of 14. I’ve seen snow blizzards in the Dakotas, the wildlife of Wyoming, the power of Niagara, the sunflowers of Kansas and the bluest river in the greenest valley of Yellowstone. My eyes have seen a lot and no matter where I go there’s always something there that the good Lord made that is beautiful in its own way. I think I had one of the best birthdays that I’ve ever had week before last. What made it so special were all the emails I received. When I opened my yahoo account, it was full of birthday wishes from friends. I counted 64 emails. I can’t believe so many people took the time to send me happy birthday wishes. I was really

touched and I want each of you to know that I am a very blessed man to have friends like you. Thanks so much to everyone for the emails, cards and calls. I went to Murfreesboro, TN. with my Supervisor Ricky Gray for “The Best Tasting Water in Tennessee” contest. First Utility District Manager Harold Clark and his lovely wife Sue was also in attendance. The bad news is that we didn’t win, that honor was awarded to Dickson Utility Company, but we all had a good time. We even attended a wedding while we were there. One of the T.A.U.D. members actually had his wedding at the event. If you’d like information included in future articles, please call 901-476-2683 or email me at kellumeddie@ yahoo.com. Until next time, God bless.

his step-son Jonathan, has taken his place. And man, By Kathy Keiter • 476-7014 is he a work horse and is Hello everyone! “It’s doing a great job. I have to hot, and you need a pool”!!! make him stop working. Don’t you just love those God has surely blessed us commercials that tell you with good people to work it’s hot and you need to out here. They are all so go buy a pool from them? devoted to Dunlap and the Well we didn’t buy one residents as well. I apprefrom them but we bought ciate all of you so much! Hopefully everyone is one! It’s not but about two or three feet deep and remembering to save up about 10 feet in diameter stuff for our annual “Yard but it sure does cool you Sale” on August 6th & 7th. If you have anything you’d off when you’re hot. I have one resident that like to donate to Dunlap, has a birthday this month please give me a call. I and that’s Ms. Shirley have a place to store things Lusbey. It was this past and we would love to have Saturday the 12th. Hap- you bring it on over! We’ll py birthday Ms. Shirley, take furniture, appliances we love you so much or whatever you want to and hope you had a great bring! This is our annual b’day! My maintenance yard sale we have in the man, Rob Daum’s b’day summer and we use that was the 11th, “happy money to buy cleaning birthday Rob, hope you products for the buildings had a great day”. Rob is and small appliances like only part-time now, and toasters, can openers and we sure do miss him, but you name it! Also, I have decided to

give the community a day to have their yard sale here on the Dunlap yard on July 10th. So if you would like to have your own sale and you don’t feel like you have a very good location for it, just give me a call and I’ll see how many are interested in taking this opportunity. It will only be a one day event, so if you’re interested, please give me a call at 476-7014. More details as time goes on. Ms. Vivian McLennan is back, so we praise the Lord for bringing her back to us!!! Welcome home Ms. Viv! If you know Ms. Vivian, I’m sure she would love to see you, so stop by and say hello! I’m sure she will be at “The Hub” on Fridays, as that is her hangout on Fridays! Ha! Ha! We want to welcome Ms. Clara Martin to our Dunlap family. Ms. Clara has moved into one of our

apartments, she and her baby “Lupe”. We are so excited to have them here and so are Ms. Tiny and Scrappie. They have been friends for many many years. I am thankful we can be a part of reuniting old friends! But we do have one more apartment for rent, so if you know of anyone that is 55+ and would like to live independently in a retirement community, please give me a call. (Same number as above) We also still have a couple rooms in retirement available. If you know of anyone who really does not need to live alone any more, but is not ready for a nursing home, we would love for them to move here with us!! Just give Kathy a call at 476-7014. Until next week have a great one and don’t forget to give somebody a hug!!!

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of Mark and Leslie Meredith and granddaughter of Albert and Judy Starnes. Their mother was so happy to hear these words. On the prayer list: Berry Dillender, Mary Moore, Hazel Mooneyham, Megan Hoback, Mindy Tankersley, Shawn Cousar, Rev. A.A. Lawrence and wife, Charlotte, Donnie, Rita and Will Haislip, Louise Bomar, Lois Conger, Nadine Kellum, Polly Branch, Patra Ballard, Odis Poole, Mary Gray, Moviline COusarr, Dell Ferguson, the folks at Kelley’s Chapel Church, Rev. Mike Roberts and wife, Elaine, Ed and Bertha Walker, Trixie Dawson, Rev. Jimy Bridges, the men and women in the military, Clara McMillan. Sympathy to the loved

ones of Douglas E. Baskin, James, W. Bradshaw, Mildred Elizabeth McQuiston Slough, Bruce Gray Jr. and Charles Curtiss. Two cafeteria workers, Shelie Noe and Martha Craig at Munford Middle are retiring. They were honored with a party after school on May 20. I want to say hello to Pat, Jennie, and Ted at Gilt Edge. Carol Lumley and Ann Morris enjoyed going to the Hub. They always find something they need. Thanks for the books they get me. The men’s Saturday morning prayer breakfast was June 5 at Westside Church with 15 present. Rev. Larry Rose was the speaker. Larry Howard had a birthday in May. Happy

Belated birthday. He is also a member of the gospel-singing group “The Peacemakers.” IF you get a chance and hear where they are going to be, go and hear them. You will be blessed. Larry has been fasting and has lost 43 pounds. He still got his prayer cloth. Patience Marie McPherson was two years old on June 4 and her cousin Rylee Grace Stewart was three years on May 25. Grandchildren of Willis and Rhonda McPherson were honored with a party Sunday, June 26. They got gifts. Robbie Wright and daughter, Shannon, lost their mobile home to fire recently. Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers!

ing for a talent show that we will be having on June 18 here at the center. The Service Recipients are doing the talent show for their parents and relatives. We hope that all the parents will come to the talent show. Some of our Service Recipients have been under the weather. We hope

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We have also been practicing for the talent show here at the center. The Staff and Service Recipients have also invited three guest judges. The judges will be here to judge our talent show. The judges will be Sheriff Chumley, Mr. Shannon Reed from

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Happy Father’s Day to all you wonderful father’s out there. Being a father is a very special blessing. You not only discipline, but your love and example are what makes us the people we become. Our memories of our fathers as we age are so precious. Of course, many of us girls were better known as “daddy’s little girl.” You men, I’m sure remember some discipline. Well actually, if you were fortunate enough, all of us received some discipline if you had a father in your life. I’m so thankful I did. Hope your day is special. I have a correction from last week’s notes. Billy Chapman had a shoulder replacement instead of a hip replacement. He is home and doing well. Hope you listen to the weatherman and stay inside. For the most part, I did. However there was another ball game we just could not miss last Saturday. Our grandson, Luke Scott played locally so we had to see him, even in the triple digit index. I took

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How many of you have watched the movie Forrest Gump? Do you remember the part where he is telling Jenny how pretty the mountains were and how he couldn’t tell where the earth stops and heaven begins and how the sun danced on the water as it was setting on the bayou. Well, I have been blessed in my life to see some sights like that too. One time my friend Stanley and I decided to put our ski boat in at Duvall Landing and embark on a journey to St. Louis. The Mississippi River is one of the most wonderful and marvelous rivers, but it is also one of the deadliest waterways in our nation. It was still dark when we left that morning and as the sun was rising we saw blue herons (which are actually white) coming

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Tipton County Commission on Aging events Free Delivery 1984 Rosemark Road, Ste. A • Atoka, TN • 840-1998 Just for Fun Wacky Wednesdays - On Wednesday June 23rd we will pull out the DVD player, pop some popcorn and watch the Academy Award winning movie, “Avatar”. The last Wednesday of the month, June 30th we will head north for a picnic and games at Henning Park. Wii Games- Get exercise and have fun playing your favorite games on our Wii. Join Kelly every Thursday at 9:30 in the CSC dining room. Gamepalooza- What a name! What fun! Gamepalooza is held every Friday afternoon at 1:00 in the downstairs meeting room. Craft Club- Dena Ray and Roberta Trice do an awesome job with this club. The craft club meets on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 10:00 am upstairs at the CSC. Book Club- The TCCA Book Club holds a light discussion about various books or articles each month. The club meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 10:00 am at the CSC. June’s topic will be reading and discussing some short stories from “Lights Along the Way” by Memphis Storytellers League. Bible Study- Bible Study is held at the CSC on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am. Bible Study will be held at 9:00 am on Thursday June 17th and 24th to provide ample time for another program on those days. This non-denominational class is open to all and the facilitator is Mrs. Mary Carswell. Bending Needles Quilting Club- The TCCA Quilters do a marvelous job with each quilt. All are welcome to join the club and no experience is necessary. The quilters meet each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:00 am to 11:00 am in the craft room. Lunch Trip- Tuesday June 15th brings the 22nd Annual Salad Tasting in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church. The CSC will provide transportation to the church. We will leave the CSC at 11:00 am and return at approximately 12:00 pm. The cost of the tasting is $5 for salad, dessert and drink. Educational Community Caregiver Conference- Tipton County Commission on Aging proudly presents a Community Caregiver Conference featuring guest speaker, Teepa Snow, a dementia care and training specialist. The conference will be held at The Auditorium at Dyersburg State Community College, Jimmy Naifeh Campus, on July 19th or 20th, 2010. registration begins at 8:30 am both days. A special evening session designed for family and community caregivers on July 19th at 6:30 pm. Call TCCA office for more information or to register. COMING SOON- Tennessee Federation for the Aging and Tennessee Association of Senior Centers 2010 Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held in Murfreesboro, TN. Tuesday August 31st will be Senior Citizens Day at the Conference. A full day of FUN, FUN, FUN for the LOW, LOW, LOW price of just $30! The day trip to Murfreesboro includes sit down luncheon, Senior Day seminars, TFA membership and round trip transportation to the Conference. Call Kelly for more information or to register. Summer Reading ProgramThe Tipton County Public Library will be hosting several special programs at the Covington Senior Center. Thursday June 3rd at 2:00 pm: The Natural History Educational Company program focuses on the amazing adaptations of animals that don’t just survive but thrive in harsh desert habitats. They will be bringing live animals! On Thursday June 17th at 10:00 am, Yurtfolk presents “The Water is Wide”: Explore water through stories, songs and interactive experiments that may seem a bit magical. Learn how water affects our local and global community from the largest of oceans to the smallest of raindrops. Thursday June 24th brings “Birds of Prey” with live birds. Don’t miss these fantastic programs that are both educational and loads of fun! Piano Lessons- Pat Parham, piano teacher extraordinaire, will be offering piano instruction every Tuesday from 12:002:30 pm at the CSC dining room. Lessons are $15 per ½ hour session. Please call Kelly to reserve your lesson time today! Alzheimer’s Café- The Tipton County Commission on Aging and Alzheimer’s Day Services of Memphis will be presenting a series of six classes beginning May 11th through June 22nd. Classes will be held on Tuesdays in the

TCCA meeting room at 10:00 am. There will be many informative topics on the “menu” to help those of us who are caring for a friend or loved one experiencing the effects of Alzheimer’s. A light meal will be served. Call TCCA to reserve your “table”. To Your Health Get Fit, Stay Fit- Join Randy every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 am at the CSC for 45 minutes of great stretching and strengthening exercises. This is just right for everyone 55 and older. Tap Dance Class- Kay Catterton, our volunteer instructor always welcomes new students. The tap class meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 am in the TCCA dance room. You are never too old to tap your way to a healthy heart. The cost is $20.00 for a 10 week session. Line Dance Class- Classes meet every Wednesday at 9:30 am in the TCCA dance room and at the Munford Senior Center every Monday at 9:00 am. Contributions are welcomed at both sites. Mrs. Juanita Joyner is the instructor. These energetic ladies may be seen all around the area as they entertain at local nursing homes and senior centers. They are great ambassadors for TCCA! Water Aerobics- Water aerobics is easy on your joints but still gives your heart and major muscle groups a great work out! Each Wednesday morning a group of seniors travel to the Millington Y for water aerobics. The bus leaves the CSC promptly at 6:30 am and the cost for ten sessions is $30.00. Currently, there’s room for more riders to attend. Please call the CSC for reservations and contributions for transportation are always appreciated. Blood Pressure- Blood pressure clinics are held once a week at the CSC. TCCA has partnered with local healthcare providers to offer this service. The healthcare agencies volunteer for these clinics free of charge and occasionally they are called away to emergencies so please understand if/when they are unable to come. Clinics are also available at Garland and Munford Senior Centers. The clinics for the Covington Senior Center are scheduled for Wednesday June 23rd at 9:00 am in the dining room. Caregiver Programs “Helen’s House” Adult Day/ Respite Service- Helen’s House currently has openings offering a great opportunity for those with some degree of memory loss or dementia to have a safe and therapeutic experience while their family caregivers enjoy a time for personal business or other activities. Helen’s House is licensed by the State of Tennessee. Caregiver Wellness/Support Groups meet across Tipton County… All shared information is confidential--- “what is said here, stays here”- Meal contributions are requested and transportation is available on a limited basis. Reservations for all meetings are appreciated. • South Tipton Caregiver Wellness Group- This group meets the first Tuesday of the month at Munford Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The facilitator is Mr. Neil Bell. • “…For Men Only” Caregiver Wellness Group- This group meet the second Monday of the month at TCCA meeting room from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The facilitator is Mr. Russell Lindsay. • Lunch Bunch Caregiver Wellness Group- This group meet the third Tuesday of the month at TCCA meeting room from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. The facilitator is Mrs. Darlene Hopper Spaulding. • TCCA Breast Health Wellness Group- Please join Sue Wheeler on the second Monday of the month at Covington Senior Center dining room from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. • TCCA Grandparents/ Relatives as Parents Wellness Group- This is a support group for all relative parents that are facing life changes. This group meets at TCCA meeting room the second Thursday of the month. The facilitator is Mrs. Kathy Strahan. Contacts Tipton County Commission on Aging 401 S. College, P.O. Box 631 Covington, TN 38019 901-476-3333/901-476-3398Fax Covington Senior CenterKelly West-476-1068 Helen’s House- Anita Feuring-476-1068 Website- www.tiptonaging.org


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Greetings, The lovely wedding of our very own beautiful couple, Terrance “T” Sherrill and Tammica Terry of Jamestown will be this Saturday at 2 p.m. They will be united by Rev. S.P. Cole of Bright Hill M.B. Church. It’ll all take place right there on July 3. He is the son of Rev. Pink N. Sherrill, Jr. and the late Ivy Burton Sherrill. His grandparents are Isaih and Willie Mae Burton and the late Pink and Florence Sherrill, Sr. She is the daughter of Charles and Sarah Lyons of Covington and the granddaughter of Katarene Lee Harber of Jamestown and the late James Harber Sr. The happy couple’s registered at Walmart as well as Bed, Bath and Beyond. He is employed at Charms and she is employed with the Tipton County Board of Education. They plan to live in or around the Tipton County area after their honeymoon. Terrance is minister of music at the church and Tammica sings in the adult choir. Our prayers are with the family of the late Demetrice Gary Baker, formerly of Jamestown, whose service was held over

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the past weekend. Friday family hour was at Barlow Funeral home and of Covington funeral services were held Saturday at St. Stephens M.B. Church. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Ella Carter Gray. The mother of nine children, three of which preceded her in death. She was a sister to Bessie Gray Cobbs and Johnny Gray. She was the sister-in-law of Eugene Baker and Gladys Gray. Let us keep her family in our hearts and prayers. On June 19 at noon, Drummonds Elementary School will have the AlstonCobbs-Dandridge families united for a one-day reunion sponsored by family members. All heads of families are asked to only bring a dish, sodas, condiments or a family favorite of theirs. For more information, contact Naomi Cobbs Dandridge. I hope to everyone there this Saturday. Our brother Jeremiah “Jerel” Burton will turn 50 on the 18. Happy 5-0, little brother. On Sunday, all of the siblings, except for the ones out of town, were in attendance at Jerel’s Church service that is now Cleaves Memorial CME Church of Oakland. Jerel’s wife, Cindy, and their youngest daughter, Jessica, along with Cindy’s mother, Gertie Cafeman, were also present. Along with yours truly, Joann

like her! Now I know it's a "she"! I had three appointments last week, foot doctor, yearly checkup and dentist. Got my crown and a cortisonne shot in my sore foot. Helped immediately! I saw Joyce Rice at the store last week and we got to talking about crowns. She'd had the same trouble - went to get one and it didn't fit right and had to order another. Then we talked about kids and school and what school was like when we went - we just had a big time talking! Elizabeth left Lyla Grace with her daddy last Saturday night, and we drove to the zoo for Caieigh Cook and Mitch Irwin's wedding. There were four weddings at the zoo that evening (who knew!) and we were asked which one we were attending and directed to the front gate. Just as we went through the gate we saw tables with differerent colored cloths on them and beyond, white chairs set up. Very nice, and the weather was great! Jim Edmonds walked his granddaughter down the aisle and she was beautiful! After the short, sweet service, we all got a chuckle. Mitch always,

Bell, Annette Burton, Davis and Pam Burton, and Marie Powell from Memphis, Jamestown, and Atlanta respectfully. Also was our sister, minister, Pearl and Romel and son Michael from Atoka, Jacinta Jones and her son John, sister Erica Merritt and Annette’s grandson from Atlanta, David “Lil D.J.” Brown, who’s been vacationing in Jamestown sense Memorial Day with Annette and her family. After church, our family along with Jerel’s family enjoyed Olympic Steakhouse of Oakland and treated Jerel to a lovely dinner. Happy birthday this week to Nellie Cobbs Bell, Rita Neal and Curtis Gardner for today and to Gwendolyn Cooke and Christy Jackson on the 20. And to Fran Gray Young on the 23. Vacation Bible School began at Bright Hill on June 7-10 with Minister Pearl Andrews, youth counselors, and teachers. As usual, everyone did a fabulous job. For her birthday, La Rue Albritton was taken to Chicago on Saturday, June 12 by her sister Florence Trent and La Rue’s daughters, Glordine Davis and Debra Elkins and Glodine’s daugher Rolanda. Our prayers are with Posey Reed, Willie Mae Burton, Jennie Stewart, Mary Burton, Joseph Heaston, Willie Parthenia

always, always has a pencil behind his ear. Always. So after Brother Roy Sharp announced "Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Irwin" to the crowd, they turned, faced the aisle and he took out a fancy black pen and handed it to Caileigh; she stuck it behind her ear and they matched! The five bridesmaids had long gowns, each in a different color like turquoise, magenta, orange, but all with a zebrastripe sash. Cute! But the cutest was her maid of honor, her teenage sister McKennah, who, unbeknownst to other family members, had added Converse tennis shoes and argyle socks to her ensemble! The reception was nice, finger foods, fruit, veggies,punch, raspberry tea, lemonade. Her beautiful three-tier cake was on a big glass square, lit up, and he had chocolate Teenage Mutant Ninga Turtle cakes! We've known Caileigh since she was born, kept her some, and we wish for this couple many happy years together! VBS has come and gone at the Church of Christ. I think it was very successful. Happy Birthday for two

Hodge, Danny Heaston, Vivian Dickerson and family, Mildred Sherrill and family, Connie and Christine Brown, Rev. Pink Sherrill, Frank Jones, David Sneed, Pauline Yarbrough, Br. Warren Clewis, Alvin Clewis, Rudolph Boykin, Willie Holland and family, Joe Malone and family, Tyrone and Judy Avery (who I am sorry I didn’t get my hug from this week), Manola and Bubba Holland, Eddie B. and Flossie Woods, Jessie Lawson, Carlotta Jones, J.C. Heaston, Ira Yarbrough, Cleo and Johnnie Thompson, Carlene Sneed, Michael Andrew, Percy White, Robert Smith, Rhonda Heaston-McLin, Nadine Kellum, Patra Ballard, Ada Fletcher, John Burton, John Bommer, Fletcher Dickerson and family, Cory Cooke and all of our armed forces. It’s a boy! Whitney Brown is the proud mother of a new baby. Deann Baker Brown is the proud grandmother. We are also still in prayer for Eula Culbreath and Rufus Garner of Covington. All for this time. Remember Sunday is Father’s Day. “Love your father , always treat him right forever and get him more than a tie.” In other words, “do right by him.” My father, Nehemiah Burton, has been gone 20 years and is still truly missed.

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LONG TERM LIVE IN HOUSE MAN, garden man, anything we need man. References, experience and phone number. Reply, p.o. Box 1242 Covington, Tn. 38019

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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS - NURSES RN & LPN - ALL SHIFTS OPEN 2nd shift receives sign up bonus (after 80 hours worked) fax (901)854-4400 or call (901)270-0160 for interview, send resumes to: jobstn@sedonagroup.com LICENSED OR CERTIFIED X - RAY Tech wanted, Fax resume or CV to 476-9986 or mail to p.o. Box 305 Mason Tn. 38049

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Stringfellows Yard Sale Antique furniture, tools, toys, ventage watches, clocks, housewares, restaurant equipment, Yamaha skidoo, 1 ton truck with welder, trailers, lawn mower, clothes and shoes. 453 Faulkner Heights Drive â&#x20AC;˘ Atoka June 18 & 19th 7until 2

Farmers Flea Market Highway 70 East Mason, TN Free Space 901-294-3211 Saturdays 7 a.m. til ?

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Proceeds - Relay For Life The yard sale of the year. Ties, shirts, coats, hats, pants, belts. All New, Men & Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Apparel. 800 South Main Street Hwy 209 South Henning, TN 38041 106 THOMAS ST. ATOKA FRIDAY & Saturday. Clothes, antiques, household and misc. 7a.m. - 3 No early birds. Two familys. 112 TURNER LANE, 8A.M. - 1P.M.

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618 WYLIE DR., BRIGHTON (Woodlawn Plantation) Clothes, toys, bike, large dog igloo, seasonal items, misc. items, etc. BIG YARD SALE, 413 BURNETT LANE Friday, Saturday 9 a.m.-? Furniture, clothes, linens, curtains, bedspreads,etc. BIG YARD SALE, FRIDAY & Saturday, 6 - 4. 7683 Mt. Carmel Rd. FIRST SALE AT THIS LOCATION. 28 Houston Gordon Rd., Covington 2 Family, 7 - 3 Saturday. Old Glass, Blue Willow, Depression, pottery, lamps, pictures, dishes and jewelry. MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE, 67 Mattie Cove, Atoka, Squires Grove neighborhood. Saturday, June 19 711a.m. Benefits Susan G. Komen foundation.

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51 Pawn Shop buys scrap gold. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings - We buy guns too!!! 837-2274.

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MUNFORD: COMMERCIAL SPACES for rent at 10481 Hwy 51 Approx. 1700SQFT - $800/mn and 1400 SQFT - $700/mn or can combine for $1,400/mn. Chuck 901485-8655 or Bob 901-840-2464.

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POLICE OFFICER The Town of Brighton is now accepting applications for the position of police officer. Applicants must be 21 years of age and POST certified. Applications are available at www.townofbrighton.com <http://www. townofbrighton.com> or Brighton Town Hall, located at 139 N. Main St., Brighton, TN 38011. Applications should be submitted to Town Hall or e-mailed to chadgatlin@townofbrighton.com. The Town of Brighton is an equal opportunity employer.

Sandusky Lee, a manufacturer of steel storage cabinets in Millington, TN, has an opening for a full-time Maintenance Mechanic. The skills required include troubleshooting, repairing and performing preventative maintenance on mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment. We offer competitive benefits. Starting pay will be dependant upon experience. Email your resume to pschroder@sanduskycabinets.com or fax it to 901-837-1239


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Public Notices TRUSTEES NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of debts secured in a certain Deed of Trust from James Gillihan, Jr. and Elaine Gillihan dated September 27, 2006, as recorded in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Covington, Tennessee, in Book 301, Page 454-456 on September 28, 2006, to Robert E. Crawford, President of American Manufactured Housing Services, Inc., Trustee, the holder of this note having requested that the mortgage be foreclosed. WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire debt secured, thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust, American Manufactured Housing Services, Inc., the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney fees, trustee fees and expenses of the sale. WHEREFORE, Robert E. Crawford, President of American Manufactured Housing Services, Inc., Trustee, the holder of the indebtedness having requested to foreclose and sell the holder’s interest in certain real property, more fully described below, Trustee will sell the mobile home and the real property at the front of the Courthouse steps, at the Tipton County Courthouse, in the State of Tennessee, located in Covington, Tennessee at 2:00 p.m. on day of Friday, 25th day of June, 2010 to the highest and best bidder for cash. In the event that this sale does not go forward on this date an oral announcement will be made stating a new date with any and all such subsequent dates to be announced at the time of the announced sale date and no further advertisement is to take place to wit at: BEGINNING: Lot No. 3 of McCluney Subdivision of Tipton County, Tennessee, as shown by plat of record at Plat Cabinet A, Slide 185 of the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee and being a part of the property conveyed to Munford Development Company by Deed of Record at Book 419, Page 70 of the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee and re-recorded at Deed Book 437, Page 326 of the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. This conveyance is made subject to the subdivision restrictions of McCluney Subdivision of record at Plat Cabinet A, Slide 185 of the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. This being the same property conveyed to Grantors at Book 555, Page 61 of the Tipton County Register’s Office. Also included being a 1996, 80x16 Designer Mobile Home, Serial No. DIMS0038, will be sold to the highest and best bidder for cash at 1:55 p.m. /s/ Robert E. Crawford Robert E. Crawford, President of AMHSI 6565 Highway 51 North Millington, TN 38053 (901) 872-4599 Foreclosure Sale will advertise on: June 3, 2010 June 10, 2010 June 17, 2010

TRUSTEES NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of debts secured in a certain Deed of Trust from James Gillihan, Jr. and Elaine Gillihan dated September 27, 2006, as recorded in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Covington, Tennessee, in Book 301, Page 451-453 on September 28, 2006, to Robert E. Crawford, President of American Manufactured Housing Services, Inc., Trustee, the holder of this note having requested that the mortgage be foreclosed. WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire debt secured, thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust, American Manufactured Housing Services, Inc., the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney fees, trustee fees and expenses of the sale. WHEREFORE, Robert E. Crawford, President of American Manufactured Housing Services, Inc., Trustee, the holder of the indebtedness having requested to foreclose and sell the holder’s interest in certain real property, more fully described below, Trustee will sell the mobile home and the real property at the front of the Courthouse steps, at the Tipton County Courthouse, in the State of Tennessee, located in Covington, Tennessee at 2:00 p.m. on day of Friday, 25th day of June, 2010 to the highest and best bidder for cash. In the event that this sale does not go forward on this date an oral announcement will be made stating a new date with any and all such subsequent dates to be announced at the time of the announced sale date and no

further advertisement is to take place to wit at: BEGINNING: Lot No. 1 of McCluney Subdivision of Tipton County, Tennessee, as shown by plat of record at Plat Cabinet A, Slide 185 of the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee to which reference is hereby for a more particular description of said lot. Lot 1 being the same property conveyed to Grantor at Book 622, Page 247, of the Tipton County Register’s Office. Also included being a 1996, 80x16 Designer Mobile Home, Serial No. DIMS0038, will be sold to the highest and best bidder for cash at 1:55 p.m. /s/ Robert E. Crawford Robert E. Crawford, President of AMHSI 6565 Highway 51 North Millington, TN 38053 (901) 872-4599 Foreclosure Sale will advertise on: June 03, 2010 June 10, 2010 June 17, 2010

FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made by failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a certain Deed of Trust dated May 4, 1998, executed by Erskine L. Mason, recorded in Record Book 827, Page 787, Register’s Office for Tipton County, Tennessee, and wherein the said Erskine L. Mason conveyed the property therein described to William C. Ford, Trustee, to secure the indebtedness therein described, and the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust and note, and payment not having been made as demanded; and the undersigned, Joel E. Jordan, of 3326 Aspen Grove Drive #604, Franklin, Tennessee 37067, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in the place and stead of William C. Ford, Trustee, said appointment being set forth in the Register’s Office for Tipton County, Tennessee, notice is hereby given that I, Joel E. Jordan, Substitute Trustee, having been requested so to do by the lawful owner of said indebtedness, will on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at the North corner of the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, free from equity of redemption, homestead and dower, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, the following described real estate in Tipton County, Tennessee: One acre more or less: Beginning at a stake in the center of the Brighton-Beaver blacktop road South 57 East 229 ft from the NW Corner of Mary Lois Cochran’s 1.16 acre tract; thence South 25 ½ west 343.8 ft to a stake; thence South 57 east 125 ft to a stake; thence North 25 ½ east 343.8 ft to a stake in the center of the above mentioned road; thence with the same North 57 west 125 ft to the beginning, containing 1.00 acre, all bearing magnetic, according to survey of W. H. Green, County Surveyor, under dated(sic) of May 2, 1974. Being the same property conveyed to Erskine Mason by Warranty Deed from Gail Byrd dated May 4, 1998 and recorded in Record Book 827, Page 785, Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. Included in this conveyance is a 1998 Southern mobile home, Serial #1SRP13294AL. This is improved property known as 123 Akins Store Road, Brighton, Tennessee. The 2009 taxes are currently due and payable. Said sale is subject to any and all unpaid taxes and any other prior claims, liens, easements, set back lines and restrictions. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. JOEL E. JORDAN Substitute Trustee STELTEMEIER & WESTBROOK, PLLC 3326 Aspen Grove Drive, #604 Franklin, Tennessee 37067 Insertion Dates: June 10, June 17 and June 24, 2010.

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 June 7, 2007 by Bert Burns and wife, Angela Burns, as tentants by the entireties to R. Kirkland Moser, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Record Book 1348, Page 318, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for First Guarantee Mortgage LLC, 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 Friday, July 2, 2010 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. The following described real estate lying and being in the 7th civil District of Tipton county, Tennessee, and thus described: Being Lot No. 41 of McGowan subdivision, section B, of record at Plat Cabinet B, Slide 103, 104 of the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. Property Address: 350 Massey Cove, Atoka, TN. 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 # 1779-085530-FC Published: June 10 June 17 June 24 Flagstar Bank/Angela Burns

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated April 24, 2008, recorded in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Record Book 1393, page 322 (“Trust Deed”) Vernon Reed Jackson conveyed to Travis Edmondson, Trustee, the real estate hereinafter described, to secure the payment of certain indebtedness therein described; and, WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the Trust Deed, and Clayton Bank and Trust, Covington (hereinafter “Clayton Bank and Trust”) the lawful holder of the note evidencing the indebtedness has declared the entire balance due and payable; and WHEREAS, Charles C. Exum was appointed Successor Trustee by instrument appearing of record in Record Book 1477, Page 6 the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that on July 7, 2010, at 1 o’clock p.m., at the front door of the Court House in Covington, Tennessee, I will sell to the last, highest and best bidder for cash; all rights to homestead, curtesy and dower, appraisement, and the marshalling of liens and assets relating to the Property, and equitable and statutory rights of redemption by Grantor after foreclosure sale were expressly waived in the aforesaid deed of trust to the extent not prohibited by law as to the following real estate, lying and being in the Seventh Civil District of Tipton County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: Lot 41, Oak Creek Subdivision, Phase 1 as recorded at Plat Cabinet H, Slide 463 of the Tipton County Register’s Office to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. This conveyance is made subject to subdivision restrictions at Book 1345, Page 450 and building lines and easements of record t Plat Cabinet H, Slide 463, and Easement to Southwest Tennessee at Book 1346, page 799 of the said Register’s Office. Description taken from Record Book1393, page 322. No opinion is rendered as to the accuracy of the legal description. Map 128M Group D Parcel 24.00 Being the same property conveyed to Vernon Reed Jackson, by deed dated April 24, 2008, appearing of record in Record Book 1393, page 320, in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. The property is known as Lot 41. Oak Creek, Phase 1, Chinkapin Dr. Atoka, TN 38004. Said property will be sold by me as Successor Trustee only and subject to any unpaid taxes and assessments and all valid restrictions, covenants or easements, if any, of record on said property, and subject to any and all other liens having priority over the Trust Deed. The Successor Trustee reserves the right to make oral announcements at the time of the public sale which shall apply to the terms of the sale. The Successor Trustee may postpone any sale hereunder to another time or place by so announcing to all present at the time and place of the sale scheduled herein, without the necessity of any further notice whatsoever. INTERESTED PARTIES: Vernon Reed Jackson. This is for the collection of a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. /s/ Charles C. Exum Charles C. Exum, Successor Trustee Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C. 105 South Highland Jackson, TN 38301 731-423-2414 DATES OF PUBLICATION: June 10, June 17 and June 24, 2010.

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated April 18, 2007, recorded in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, in Record Book 1337, page 471 (“Trust Deed”) Margaret Denise

Jackson and Vernon Reed Jackson conveyed to Matthew Daniels, Trustee, the real estate hereinafter described, to secure the payment of certain indebtedness therein described; and, WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the Trust Deed, and Clayton Bank and Trust, Covington (hereinafter “Clayton Bank and Trust”) the lawful holder of the note evidencing the indebtedness has declared the entire balance due and payable; and WHEREAS, Charles C. Exum was appointed Successor Trustee by instrument appearing of record in Record Book 1477, Page 4 the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that on July 7, 2010, at 1 o’clock p.m., at the front door of the Court House in Covington, Tennessee, I will sell to the last, highest and best bidder for cash; all rights to homestead, curtesy and dower, appraisement, and the marshalling of liens and assets relating to the Property, and equitable and statutory rights of redemption by Grantor after foreclosure sale were expressly waived in the aforesaid deed of trust to the extent not prohibited by law as to the following real estate, lying and being in the Seventh Civil District of Tipton County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: Being Lot 124 Templeton Farms Subdivision, Section D (incorrectly referenced as Section B in Trust Deed) as recorded at Plat Cabinet H, Slide 424 of the Tipton County Register’s Office to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. This conveyance is made subject to subdivision restrictions at Book 1329, Page 749 and building lines and easements of record at Plat Cabinet H, Slide 424, and Easement to Southwest Tennessee at Book 1331, page 780 of the said Register’s Office. Description taken from Record Book 1337, page 471. No opinion is rendered as to the accuracy of the legal description. Map 128G Group A Parcel 124.00 Being the same property conveyed to Vernon Reed Jackson, by deed dated April 18, 2007, appearing of record in Record Book 1337, page 469, in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. The property is known as Lot 124, Section D, Templeton Farms, Harper St., Atoka, TN 38004. Said property will be sold by me as Successor Trustee only and subject to any unpaid taxes and assessments and all valid restrictions, covenants or easements, if any, of record on said property, and subject to any and all other liens having priority over the Trust Deed. The Successor Trustee reserves the right to make oral announcements at the time of the public sale which shall apply to the terms of the sale. The Successor Trustee may postpone any sale hereunder to another time or place by so announcing to all present at the time and place of the sale scheduled herein, without the necessity of any further notice whatsoever. INTERESTED PARTIES: Margaret Denise Jackson and Vernon Reed Jackson. This is for the collection of a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. /s/ Charles C. Exum Charles C. Exum, Successor Trustee Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C. 105 South Highland Jackson, TN 38301 731-423-2414 DATES OF PUBLICATION: June 10, June 17 and June 24, 2010.

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on June 21, 1994, by Ernest W Cayson and Peggy L Cayson to Jerry DuPriest, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, under Book No. 727, Page 277, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; and WHEREAS, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument 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 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 Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, July 8, 2010 (having been postponed from the previous sale date of June 10, 2010), 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 Lot 1 of Bomar Subdivision, Section A, as recorded at Plat Cabinet A - Slide 74-A, said property being situated in 6th Civil District of Tipton County, Tennessee and located on the North side of West Main Street Beginning at a found Iron post , being the Northwest corner of Lot 1 of Bomar Subdivision, Section

A, as recorded at Plat Cabinet A - Slide 74-A, also being the Northeast corner of the Aileen Whitesides property as recorded at Deed Book 301 - Page 468, also being in the South line of the Silas Bomar property as recorded at Deed Book 218 - Page 119; thence in a Northeastwardly direction, along the North line at Lot 1, also being the South line of Bomar, North 79 degrees 06 minutes 30 seconds East, a called and measured distance of 94.00 feet to a found iron post being the Northeast corner of Lot 1, also being the Northwest corner of Lot 2 of said subdivision; thence in a Southeastwardly direction, ‘along the East line of Lot 1, also being the West line of Lot 2, South 08 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East, a called and measured distance of 216.00 feet to a found iron post being the Southeast corner of Lot 1, also being the Southwest corner of Lot 2, also being in the North R.O.W. line of West Main Street ( 40.00 feet from centerline); thence in a Southwestwardly direction, along said R.O.W. line, also being the South line of Lot 1, South 79 degrees 06 minutes 30 second West, a called and measured distance of 94.00 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot 1, also being in the East line of Whitesides; thence in a Northwestwardly direction, along the West line of Lot 1, also being the East line of Whitesides, North 08 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West, a called and measured distance of 216.00 feet to the point of beginning and containing 0.47 acres, more or less. Being the same property conveyed to Grantors at Book 727 Page 275 of the Tipton County Register’s Office. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 534 West Main, Munford, TN 38058 CURRENT OWNER(S): Ernest W Cayson and Peggy L Cayson 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. This sale is also subject to the right of redemption by the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE U.S. TREASURY, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7425(d)(1) by reason of the following tax lien(s) of record in: Book 16, Page 183. Notice of the sale has been given to the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with 26 U.S.C. 7425(b). SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Diamler Chrysler Financial Services Americas LLC, Nationwide Exterior Remodelers OTHER INTERESTED PA R T I E S : N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o QFO Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 432.1004576TN Web Site: www.jflegal.com Insertion Dates: 06/17/2010, 06/24/2010, 07/01/2010

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on August 19, 2005, by Patricia Thomas to Larry A. Weissman, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, under Book No. 1227, Page 54, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. Bank, National Association, as trustee, successor-in-interest to Wachovia Bank, N.A. as Trustee of JP ALT 2005-S1; and WHEREAS, U.S. Bank, National Association, as trustee, successor-in-interest to Wachovia Bank, N.A. as Trustee of JP ALT 2005S1, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument 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 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 Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, July 15, 2010, 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: Lot 1, Fleming Estates, Section A as recorded in Plat Cabinet D, Slide 170 in the Tipton County Register’s Office to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. Property Address: Lot 1 Fleming Estates, Munford, TN 38058

Being the same property conveyed to Munford Development Co. by warranty deed, from William Fleming Reeder and wife, Nancye Burhart Reeder, dated 1/14/1997, filed in Book 789, Page 514, said Register’s Office. Also being the same property conveyed to Cowboy Construction Company, by warranty deed, from Munford Development Company, dated 3/30/2005, filed in Book 1196, Page 489, said Register’s Office. Being the same property conveyed to Patricia Thomas, a single person, from Cowboy Construction Company, by warranty deed, dated 8/19/2005, being recorded simultaneously herewith in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 104 Fleming Drive, Munford, TN 38058 CURRENT OWNER(S): Patricia Thomas 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. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o IMR Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 221.1016263TN Web Site: www.jflegal.com Insertion Dates: 06/17/2010, 06/24/2010, 07/01/2010

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated October 15, 2008, executed by LEAH B EASLEY AND TIMOTHY A EASLEY, WIFE AND HUSBAND, conveying certain real property therein described to AEGIS TITLE SERVICE as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, on May 1, 2009, as Instrument No. 127547, in Book 1436, at Page 186-195; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on July 7, 2010, 11:00 AM at the Tipton County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, TN, 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: The land referred to herein below is situated in the county of Tipton, state of Tennessee, and is described as follows: lot 170, Woodlawn Plantation, Section F revised subdivision, as shown on plat of record in Plat Cabinet F, slides 127 and 128, in the register’s office, Tipton County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property. Property address: The street address of the property is believed to be 486 WYLIE DR, BRIGHTON, TN 38011. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): LEAH B. EASLEY AND TIMOTHY A EASLEY AKA TIMOTHY AUSTIN EASLEY, TIMOTHY A ETVIR OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publica-

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Public Notices tion, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-98507-03 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (805) 553-6392 TS# 10-0064206 FEI# 1006.101795 06/17, 06/24, 07/01/2010

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 26, 2007, executed by WILLIAM M TIMS, A MARRIED MAN AND NINA S. TIMS, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR. as same appears of record in the Register's Office of Tipton County, on April 3, 2007, as Instrument No. 101900, in Book 1333, at Page 861; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register's Office of Tipton County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on July 7, 2010, 11:00 AM at the Tipton County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the Tipton County Courthouse, Covington, TN, 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: LOT 177 PARK PLACE SUBDIVISION, SECTION E AS RECORDED INPLAT CABINET E, SLIDE 181 OF THE TIPTON COUNTY REGISTER'S OFFICE TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF SAID LOT. SUBJECT TO SUBDIVISION RESTRICTIONS AT BOOK 860,PAGE 609 AND BUILDING LINES AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD AT PLAT CABINET E, SLIDE 181 OF THE TIPTONS COUNTY REGISTER'S OFFICE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 90 CHANCE ST, MUNFORD, TN 38058-6174. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the prop-

erty, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): WILLIAM M. TIMS AND NINA S. TIMS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-98507-03 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (805) 553-6392 TS#:10 -0063606 FEI# 1006.101786 06/17, 06/24, 07/01/2010

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on June 29, 2007, by Joseph O Martin to Thomas W. Lawless, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register's Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, under Book No. 1351, Page 263, ("Deed of Trust"); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Aurora Loan Services, LLC; and WHEREAS, Aurora Loan Services, LLC, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the "Owner and Holder"), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument 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 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 Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or his duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in him, will on Thursday, July 8, 2010, 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

OFFICE LOCATION THE TIPTON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICE IS LOCATED AT 113 E CHURCH STREET IN COVINGTON. THE OFFICE IS OPEN FROM 8 AM UNTIL 5 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. PHONE NUMBER IS 476-0223, FAX IS 476-0233. THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE AUGUST 5, 2010 STATE PRIMARY/COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION IS JULY 6, 2010. THE OFFICE WEBSITE IS: www.tiptonco.com TIPTON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION Theta Rone, Chairman James L. Sneed, Commissioner Carolyn Murphy, Commissioner Kay Bergen, Commissioner

Tipton County, Tennessee, to wit: Lot 487, Blaydes Estates, Section S as recorded in Plat Cabinet F, Slide 4, in the Tipton County Register's Office to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. Property Address: 208 Stroud Circle Atoka, TN 38004 Being the same property conveyed to Munford Development Company, by warranty deed, filed in Book 1070, Page 479, in the Tipton County Register's Office. Also being the same property conveyed to Cowboy Construction Company, by warranty deed, from Munford Development Company, dated 11/14/2005, filed of record on 11/16/2005, in Book 1243, Page 574, in the aforesaid Register's Office. Being the same property conveyed to Grantor by Warranty Deed being recorded in Book 1351 Page 260. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 208 Stroud Circle, Atoka, TN 38004 CURRENT OWNER(S): Joseph O. Mar tin 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. S U B O R D I N A T E LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PA R T I E S : N/A 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

For additional information contact Henry Glass at (901) 475-5820. Sealed bids will be opened at 2:00 p.m. on June 24, 2010 at the Tipton County Board of Education, 1580 Highway 51 South, Covington, TN 38019. The Tipton County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid received. Dr. Tim Fite Director of Schools Tipton County

IN RE: THE ADOPTION OF IAN HUNTER BLACKWOOD, DOB: 4/27/98 TIMOTHY W. BLACKWOOD and KAREN IRENE GEMES RABERN BLACKWOOD PETITIONER VS. NO. 27,887 LUIZ CARLOS REHER RESPONDENT NOTICE OF PUBLICATION IN THIS CAUSE, it appearing from the Petition For Adoption, which is sworn to, that the address and whereabouts of Respondent, Luiz Carlos Rehder, cannot be ascertained upon diligent search and inquiry. It is ordered that said Respondent, Luiz Carlos Rehder, file an Answer in the Chancery Court of Tipton County at Covington, Tennessee,

We have reviewed the information submitted to this office concerning the 2011 budget for The Poplar Grove Utility District, Tennessee, and it appears that projected revenues will be sufficient to meet anticipated cash expenditures for the fiscal year. Mary Margaret Collier, Director Office of State and Local Finance June 10, 2010

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Public Hearing will be held by the Delta Human Resource Agency at 915 Highway 51 South, Covington, Tennessee at 3:30 P.M. on Thursday, June 24, 2010, for the purpose of considering a project for which financial assistance is being sought for the Tennessee Department of Transportation pursuant to Section 5311 of Chapter 53 of Title 49 of the United States Code. The project is generally described as follows: Rural Public Transportation is available to serve the areas of Fayette, Lauderdale, Tipton and Non-urban Shelby Counties with a current fleet of 42 vans. The trips are based on demand response with scheduled reservations. Advance notice of cancellation for trips not completed is required. Also available are lift-equipped vans to serve the disabled community in each of the participating counties. Contract services are available with the Public Transportation Program. A per trip fare will be charged for general public customers as well as non-eligible services requested by the contract-eligible customer.

and with Plaintiff’s attorney, Jeffery L. Stimpson, P.O. Drawer H, Munford, Tennessee 38058 on or before Monday, August, 2, 2010, or Judgment by Default may be entered and the cause set for hearing ex parte. It is further ordered that this notice be published for four consecutive weeks in The Covington Leader, a newspaper published in Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee. This 10th day of June, 2010. Judy Billings, Clerk and Master Tipton County Chancery Court 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN. 38019 2aug4wp THE LAW OFFICE OF JEFFERY L. STIMPSON JEFFERY L. STIMPSON #11699 Attorney for Plaintiff: P.O. Drawer H 1512 Munford Avenue Munford, TN 38058 (901) 837-0108

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE MARION CLARENCE BURNETT, PLAINTIFF VS. NO. 24,193 BERTHA LEANNE BURNETT, DEFENDANT NON RESIDENT NOTICE It appearing from the petition filed in this cause which is sworn to, that the whereabouts of Bertha Leanne Burnett, Defendant, are unknown and cannot be ascertained after diligent search and inquiry. It is ordered that Bertha Leanne Burnett, Defendant, file an answer in the Chancery Court of Tipton County, at Covington, Tennessee, on or before August, 2, 2010, or Judgment by Default may be entered and the cause set for hearing ex parte. It is further ordered that this notice be published for four consecutive weeks in The Covington Leader, a newspaper published

in Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee. This 10th day of June, 2010. Judy Billings, Clerk and Master Tipton County Chancery Court 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN. 38019 10jun4wp Attorneys for Plaintiff: ELIZABETH B. ZIARKO SARA BRASFIELD P.O. Box 765 Covington, TN 38019

NOTICE TO CREDITORS R. D. NO P2778 ESTATE OF Edward T. Cousar, Jr.. (Deceased) Notice is hereby given that the 26th day of May, 2010. Letters of Testamentary in the respect of the estate of Edward T. Cousar, Jr., deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four months from notice or 12 months from decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. This 10rd day of June, 2010 Joan McFerson Executrix 10jun2wp Tipton County Chancery Court Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019

NOTICE TO CREDITORS R. D. NO P2783 ESTATE OF Lewis Taylor Scarborough. (Deceased) Notice is hereby given that the 8th day of June, 2010.

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Preliminary Notice of Potential Conversion of Flood plains and Notice of the Availability of an Environmental Assessment The USDA, Rural Utilities Service has received an application for financial assistance from the Town of Mason. As required by the National Environmental Policy Act and agency regulations, the Rural Utilities Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment that evaluated the potential environmental effects and consequences of the proposal. This notice announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment for public review and comment. The proposal consists of construction of a Drip Irrigation Sewer System in the Southeastern section of town on 29 acres. If implemented, the drip distribution system proposal will be located in a 100-year flood plain adjacent to the existing wastewater treatment plant. The drip distribution system will be installed beneath the ground surface and the pre-existing topography will be restored to original elevations and contours. In the event of surface flooding, the treated effluent will be retained in the existing treatment lagoon until the flooding has subsided. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of this proposed conversion of effect and request comments concerning the proposal, alternative sites or actions that would avoid these impacts, and methods that could be used to minimize these impacts. The alternatives considered to the proposal include: the construction of new wastewater treatment plant, pumping the effluent to a new location on the river or do nothing. Copies of the Environmental Assessment are available for review at USDA Rural Development, 2043 Highway 51 South, Suite A, Covington, TN 38019. For further information contact Bish Thomas, III at 901-475-3350 extension 118. Any person interested in commenting on this proposal should submit comments to the address above by July 10,2010.

The purpose of this hearing is to provide all interested persons with the opportunity to present their views of the social, economic, environmental and other effects of the foregoing so the project will best serve the public interest. Delta Human Resource Agency being an Equal Opportunity Employer participates in the Affirmative Action Place by complying with special efforts to insure minority recruitment. Disadvantaged Service Enterprises as well as other service providers are encouraged to submit proposals identifying specific services available and cost to be considered for contact purposes. Representatives of the Delta Human Resource Agency will be present at the hearing site one hour prior to the time of the hearing to informally explain the project plans and related information to all interested persons, Written statements and other exhibits in place of or in addition to oral statements made at the hearing may be submitted to Delta Human Resource Agency at 915 Highway 51 S, Covington, Tennessee, within ten (10) days following the date of the hearing, and a copy furnished to the Office of Public Transportation, Suite $#1800, James K. Polk Building, Nashville, TN 37243-0325. 27may1w

Notice to Bidders Farmland for Rent

The Tipton County Board of Education is accepting bids for the following:

Bid Package #2: A contract to furnish, deliver, and install dishwashing machine chemicals and to provide and maintain service of dispensers for such items as needed.

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF TIPTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

REPORT OF THE STATE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF STATE AND LOCAL FINANCE

INVITATION TO BID Bid Package #1: A contract for the purchase and delivery of bread and bread products for the Tipton County Schools.

place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o NDS1 Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 (ext. ) File No.: 354.1016174TN Web Site: www.jflegal.com Insertion Dates: 06/17/2010, 06/24/2010, 07/01/2010

First United Methodist Church is now accepting bids on its approximate 467 acre farm for rent in the Plummers Grove area in Tipton County (FSN Farm Number 2245) The lessee cannot sub-lease the farm during the duration of the lease. The farm contains 391.5 acres of crop land, of which 369.8 acres are cotton contract. The direct yield of cotton averages 493 pounds. The government guarantee is $10,128 through 2012. Sealed bids (only bids of cash per acre) will be accepted until 12 noon (C.S.T.) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. Bids may be mailed to First United Methodist Church, Attention: Farm Bid, 145 West Church Avenue, Covington, Tennessee 38019, or delivered to the Church office at the same address. FUMC reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Copies of the proposed lease agreement may be picked up at the Church office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the numbers listed above. Thank you.

INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received in the office of Director of Schools of the Tipton County Department of Public Instruction, 1580 Hwy 51 South, Covington, TN 38019, until 10:00 am, Monday, June 28, 2010 Fuel Supply for the 2010-11 school year for the Transportation Department (July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011) Supply 3 locations: Board of Education, Munford High School and Brighton High School. Must meet 87 octane Bulk Price Bob-Truck Price Grade 2 Diesel Bulk Price Bob-Truck Price Any interested bidder may obtain information from Pepper Hazlerig or Robert McMillin at 475-5806 Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked in the lower left corner: fuel bid 2010-11. Any bid received after 10:00 am on Monday June 28, 2010 will not be considered. The Tipton County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Dr. Tim Fite, Director of Schools Tipton County Schools


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www.covingtonleader.com Public Notices Letters of Testamentary in the respect of the estate of Lewis Taylor Scarborough, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four months from notice or 12 months from decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. This 17th day of June, 2010 Blyrna Bly Scarborough Executrix 17jun2wp Tipton County Chancery Court Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019

NOTICE TO CREDITORS R. D. NO P2781 ESTATE OF Mary Fred Ray Cullum. (Deceased) Notice is hereby given that the 3rd day of June, 2010. Letters of Testamentary in the respect of the estate of Mary Fred Ray Cullum, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Tipton County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her estate are required to file same with the clerk of the above named Court within the earlier of four months from notice or 12 months from decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. This 17th day of June, 2010 Mary Jo Cullum Lavelle Carolyn Cullum Smith Co-Executors 17jun2wp Tipton County Chancery Court Judy Billings, Clerk and Master 1801 S. College St., Suite 110 Covington, TN 38019

Crosstown Auto Repair 13238 Hwy 51 South Atoka, TN. 38004 901-840-2200 The following vehicle will be sold on June 21, 2010 11:00 A.M. (1)2001 Chevrolet Malibu VIN# 1G1ND52J916200427

Jim’s Auto Body Shop Inc. 832 Hwy 51 South Covington, TN. 38019 (901) 476-0682 Auction Date Friday, June 25, 2010 11:00 A.M. (1)1951 Jeep VIN# M3835763

Whaley’s Auto Repair 815 Whaley Rd. Covington, TN. 38019 901-734-7910 The following vehicle will be sold on June 21, 2010 11:00 A.M. (1)2003 Ford F 250 VIN# 1FTNWZ1P33ED69826

Munford Beginner Bees (3-4 years) show off their trophies after a successful soccer season. Pictured are, front row (left to right): Emma Day, Erica Burke and Abe Smith. Back row: Jenna Denmark, Joseph Davidson, Brayden Padgett, Danny Derryberry, Joshua Bonson and Peyton Miller. The team was coached by Jay Bonson and Darin Day.

INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received in the office of Director of Schools of the Tipton County Department of Public Instruction, 1580 Hwy 51 South, Covington, TN 38019, until 9:00 am, Monday, June 28, 2010 A company to administer drug and alcohol testing for the T.C.B.O.E. The program must meet or exceed all D.O.T. requirements. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked in the lower left corner: drug and alcohol testing 2010-11. Bids will be opened and read at 9:00 am Monday, June 28, 2010. Any bid received after 9:00 am will not be considered. Any interested Bidder may obtain information from Pepper Hazlerig or Robert McMillin at 475-5806. The Tipton County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Dr. Tim Fite, Director of Schools Tipton County Schools

NOTICE TO BIDDERS The First Utility District of Tipton County is seeking sealed bids for the following vehicles: 2002 Dodge short wheelbase 2004 Chevrolet short wheelbase Vehicles may be inspected at the First Utility District office at 3706 Highway 59 West from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vehicles will be sold “as is” for cash.

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Munford-Tipton County Memorial Library launches summer reading program “Make a Splash— READ!” is the theme this summer at Munford Tipton County Memorial

Successful bidders must remove their purchase within seven (7) days after notification that their bid has been accepted. The First Utility District reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Board of Directors First Utility District of Tipton County

INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received in the office of Director of Schools of the Tipton County Department of Public Instruction, 1580 Hwy 51 South, Covington, TN 38019, until 10:30 am, Monday, June 28, 2010 D.O.T. Physical Examinations for up to 150 Bus Drivers. Physical exam must meet all state and federal guidelines for a D.O.T. physical examination. Any interested bidder may obtain more information about the physicals and specifically scheduling and appointment availability by contacting Robert McMillin at 475-5963. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked in the lower left corner: D.O.T. Physical Exams 2010-11. Bids will be opened and read at 10:30 am, Monday, June 28, 2010 at the Tipton County Department of Public Instruction. Any bid received after 10:30 am will not be considered. The Tipton County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received in the office of Director of Schools of the Tipton County Department of Public Instruction, 1580 Hwy 51 South, Covington, TN 38019, until 9:30 am, Monday, June 28, 2010 Tires for the 2010-11 school year for the Transportation Department (July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011) Bid Package I New Tires: Michelin 900Rx20, 10Rx22.5, and 11Rx22.5 Bid Package II 8Rx19.5, 900Rx20, 10Rx22.5, RE-Cap, 11Rx22.5, and 11Rx22.5 Re-Cap

Library. Children will explore the world of water and water fun through sto-

NOTICE TO BIDDERS The First Utility District of Tipton County is seeking sealed bids for the purchase and removal of the house located at 3804 Highway 59 West. The house may be inspected by contracting our office Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. All bids must be received no later than 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2010 at which time they will be publicly opened. Bid envelopes should be marked “sealed bid house.” The First Utility District reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Successful bidder must remove house from District property within thirty (30) days after notification that their bid has been accepted. Board of Directors First Utility District of Tipton County

All bids must be received no later than 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2010 at which time they will be publicly opened. Bid envelopes should be marked “sealed bid vehicles.”

Dr. Tim Fite, Director of Schools Tipton County Schools

The Leader is available for purchase at 63 locations throughout Tipton County!

SPOT ON! The production of Disneyʼs “101 Dalmatians” is in full swing this week as summer campers work on dalmatian costumes. The wonderful thing about this theatrical summer camp is that the production is almost entirely done by the campers say organizers. Pictured left to right are Celisa Jones, Reagan Potter, Gunner Wallace, Mary Tanner Simmons and Mario Hayslett. Photo by Tyler Lindsey

ries, games and other activities about oceans, rivers, lakes and pools and the creatures that live there. The 2010 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through middle school, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, a reading club, and more. Registration for the summer reading program begins on June 21. The program begins on July 9 with a puppet show at 1 p.m. For more information, call the library at (901) 837-2665. All programs are free of charge.

The Munford library is located at 1476 Munford Avenue in downtown Munford.

Town of Mason 2009 Water Quality Report Is my drinking water safe? Yes, our water meets all of EPA’s health standards. We have conducted numerous tests for over 80 contaminants that may be in drinking water. As you’ll see in the chart on the back, we only detected 6 of these contaminants. We found all of these contaminants at safe levels. What is the source of my water? Your water, which is ground water, comes from the Memphis Sand Aquifer. Our goal is to protect our water from contaminants and we are working with the State to determine the vulnerability of our water source to potential contamination. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has prepared a Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) Report for the untreated water sources serving water to this water system. The SWAP Report assesses the susceptibility of untreated water sources to potential contamination. To ensure safe drinking water, all public water systems treat and routinely test their water. Water sources have been rated as reasonably susceptible, moderately susceptible or slightly susceptible based on geologic factors and human activities in the vicinity of the water source. The Town of Mason’s sources rated as reasonably susceptible to potential contamination. An explanation of Tennessee’s Source Water Assessment Program, the Source Water Assessment summaries, susceptibility scorings and the overall TDEC report to EPA can be viewed online at www.state.tn.us/environment/dws/dwassess.php or you may contact the Water System to obtain copies of specific assessments. Why are there contaminants in my water? Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. Community water systems are required to disclose the detection of contaminants; however, bottled water companies are not required to comply with this regulation. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). Este informe contiene información muy importante. Tradúscalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. Wa t e r

For more information about your drinking water, please call Chris Trimble at (901) 294-2308. How can I get involved? Our Water Board meets on the second Monday at 7:00 p.m. at The Mason City Hall. . Please feel free to participate in these meetings. Is our water system meeting other rules that govern our operations? The State and EPA require us to test and report on our water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. We have met all of these requirements. Results of unregulated contaminant analysis are available upon request. We want you to know that we pay attention to all the rules. Other Information Due to all water containing dissolved contaminants, occasionally your water may exhibit slight discoloration. We strive to maintain the standards to prevent this. We at The Town of Mason work around the clock to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children’s future. Do I Need To Take Special Precautions? Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have under-gone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about not only their drinking water, but food preparation, personal hygiene, and precautions in handling infants and pets from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800426-4791). Water System Security Following the events of September 2001, we realize that our customers are concerned about the security of their drinking water. We urge the public to report any suspicious activities at any utility facilities, including treatment plants, tanks, fire hydrants, etc. to (901) 294-3525.

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What does this chart mean? MCLG: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, or the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. MCL: Maximum Contaminant Levels are set at very stringent levels. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect MRDL: Maximum residential Disinfectant Level – the highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for the control of microbial contaminants. MRDLG: Maximum residential Disinfectant Level Goal – The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLG’s do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. BDL – Below Detection Limit Discretionary language regarding the use of averages to report levels of some contaminants. AL: Action Level, or the concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Non-Detects (ND): laboratory analysis indicates that the contaminant is not present. N/A: Not Applicable Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l): explained as a relation to time and money as one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000. Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter: explained as a relation to time and money as one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000. TT: Treatment Technique or a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. About the data: Most of the data presented in this table is from testing done between January and December of 2009. We monitor for some contaminants less than once per year and for those contaminants, the data of the last sample is shown in the table. Date of Unit Violation Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of Sample Measurement Yes/No Found Detections Contamination

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None

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2007

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No

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0

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2 samples per month

0

Both Bid Packages must meet or contain the following: Tubes which apply on radial Price to include: Mounting price, balancing, and checking rim/tire round. Must meet all State and Federal regulations. Any interested bidder may obtain information from Pepper Hazlerig or Robert McMillin at 475-5806

Copper

90 % = 0.2

Lead

No

Chlorine

No

90th% =

ND

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked in the lower left corner: tire bid 2010-11. Bids will be opened and read at 9:30 am Monday, June 28, 2010. Any bid received after 9:30 am will not be considered. The Tipton County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Dr. Tim Fite, Director of Schools Tipton County Schools

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Naturally present in the environment Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories Byproducts formed by the disinfection process

Lead and Copper: During the most recent round of Lead and Copper testing, 0 out of 11 households sampled contained concentration exceeding the action level. Iron: Iron occurs naturally in our raw water and occasionally accumulates in the distribution system. Iron shows up as “red” or “rusty” water at your tap. Although you do not want to drink water that is not clear, iron is not considered to be a hazard to your health. We test for iron daily and it is usually around 0.02 ppm. The aesthetic limit for iron is 0.3 ppm. Lead: If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Covington is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead


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CHS senior waters plants for college credit Atoka

By Mabel Smith Dear Readers, Aline McCully called me last week and asked me to tell you about the Timbs and Baskin reunion that will be held on June 13 in the Burlison Community Center. Lunch will be served at 12:30. Please bring food. Sunday, June 13 Missionary Richard Miller from the South Pacific and David and Donna Edens , missionaries to Niger, will be at the First Baptist Church of Atoka. Saturday, June 19 Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prayer Meeting at 6p.m. And Sunday school fellowship at 9:30a.m. Bring breakfast food, Sunday, June 20. Widows-in-need club will meet for a salad fellowship on Monday, June 21. Lifeblood Bloodmobile will be at the Baptist Church on Sunday, June 27 from 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 p.m. At the Atoka United Methodist Church, Lila Jordan will bring the services on June 13 and then on Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, June 20.

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any students have after schools jobs, but Kadie Brassfieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trade is in a completely different vein. A Covington High School senior, Brassfield can be seen everyday on the Covington Court Square lugging a cart with a giant container of water. She is doing this to water all of the hanging plants that adorn the Square for decoration. With the dozens of plants that hang around the area, it takes Brassfield over an hour everyday to quench the thirst of each one. Her mother sometimes tags along just to keep her company. Brassfield is doing this through the CHS Future Farmers of America club. Her agriculture teacher, Bryan Cole, knew of her interest in horticulture. Therefore, he told her when he heard someone was needed to water the plants everyday. Brassfield is earning school credit through the job outlook program at the school. She is also doing it as part of a Supervised Agriculture Experience. While working on an SAE project, students learn to apply the concepts and principles taught in their agriculture classes to realworld problems and scenarios. They can also be sent to competition with their projects. The Covington Chamber of Commerce also pays Brassfield for

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Kadie Brassfield waters the plants on CovingtonĘźs Court Square. She is earning school credit, but she also enjoys doing it because of the help she provides for her home community. Photo by TiďŹ&#x20AC;any Holland

her time and effort that helps to beautify the community. She is glad that this is the project she is taking on, even though it does have its pitfalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is very time consuming and hot. And the rig I have to carry around is pretty heavy,â&#x20AC;? said Brassfield. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I

am glad I am doing it. It is helping the community. And at least I get some exercise!â&#x20AC;? Brassfield began watering the plants on May 28 and plans on continuing to do it through the entire summer. She is also considering doing it in the fall and winter months.

Diagnostic clinics to be held in Munford Booker T. Leigh and the Master Gardeners are hosting Diagnostic Clinics from 3 - 5 p.m., June 10, 24, July 22 and August 12. At the Munford Park and Recreation located at 63 Munford St. Munford. For more info contact Booker T, Leigh at 901476-0231.

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She usually can be seen around the Square at 5 p.m. on a daily basis. The only day she does not water the plants is when it is raining. Brassfield plans on going to college to study horticulture. She is the daughter of Dana Faulk and Randy Brassfield of Covington. The Leader can be purchased at 63 different locations in Tipton County!

Tipton County Public Works Dept., and Mr. Lee Johnston. The Covington Leader will also be here to take pictures. We also colored pictures in Mrs. Paula's room. Staff and Service Recipients went to purchase items at Big Lots and the Goodwill Store.

Rev. Tim Forbess will fill the pulpit. And I understand that our new pastor, Harry Matherson, will begin his tenure as our pastor on June 27. Last Sunday, June 6, the visiting preacher was Rev. B ill Hart, a former pastor here in Atoka. Our prayer list: Kathy Zimmerman, Brice Fite, Rodney Waits, Pat Lloyd, Carolyn Max, Billy Lumpkin, Mavis Lumpkin, Tommy Booth, Willie Harden, Tommy Vaghte, Teresa Call, Trent Joyner, Katie Duncan, Dorothy Peel, Paul Sutton, Jack Atkins, Alyshia Allison, Neal Wright, Robyn Barnette, Zack Bernard, Casey Crow, Courtney Hendley, Bill Bryant, Karen Ellen, Ron Miller, Gary Wealsh, Rena English and family, Clyde Curry, Ben Pylant, Bill Parker, Doug Carter, Amy Novac, June Glass, David Kemp and any others I may not know about. And we need to remember the families of Elizabeth Slough, Bruce Gray Jr., Duncan Reed and Starr Harris.

This is helping us to learn money-management. The upcoming birthdays are Heather Webb on June 19, Mrs. Paula Humadi on June 29, Jerry and Terry Bowman on July 15, Mrs. Debra Poiner on July 16, and Richard Cole on July 9. We hope that they have a nice Birthday celebration and many more to come. Until next time...

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TIPTON COUNTY GED GRADUATION HELD On June 8, 26 Tipton Countians received their general education diplomas (GED). The guest speaker was Monica Allen who was a former GED recipient and a 2009 Clayton Haynes Scholarship recipient; she is currently employed as a nursing assistant at Millington Healthcare and attends Dyersburg State Community College. Front row, L-R: Rachel Allen, Thomas Barnes, Lacie Brasfield, April Carter, Robert Currie, Thazer Currie, Christopher Daniels, Virginia Frazier, Brandon Garrett, Thomas Gross, Jeffrey Jackson, Kaitlyn Joyner, Angela Lemmon Back Row L-R Debra OʼHare, Jonthan Penny, Philip Richardson, Lois Riley, Jessica Rowland, Jessica Sanders, Terra Scott, Christy Strauser, Kristopher Street, Kristina Walker, LaShamika Williams and Colton Wilson.

New EMTs earn certificates

Dyersburg, TN - In ceremonies held on Wednesday, May 19 2010, at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County and on Monday, May 25 at the First United Methodist Church in Dyersburg, Dyersburg State Community College recognized 76 students for completing the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program. The program was offered at DSCC facilities in Covington, Dyersburg, and Trenton. Each student was required to complete 15 semester hours of classroom work which was supplemented with clinical experiences in area hospitals and Emergency Medical Services. Upon the completion of the course, students were required to successfully complete the EMT competency written and practical examination. After this, each was required to pass the State of Tennessee Basic EMT Licensure examination. At the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center presentation,

Joseph Stephens of Brighton and Daniel Harris of Atoka were recognized for their exceptional academic performance. Those completing the program are: Cory ApfelCovington, Shannon Barkelew- Atoka, Heather Boswell- Covington, Christopher Bryan- Atoka, Brittany Elzie- Covington, Tiffany PalmisanoCovington, Bryan Rahilly- Munford, Jason Bergeron- Brighton, Tabitha Boyd- Brighton, James Gatlin- Covington, Daniel Harris-Atoka, Whitney Labermeier- Brighton, Katrina McClain- Brighton, John Sutphin- Munford, Mary Timbs- Covington, Clayton Wright- Stanton The next session of EMT training will begin in August 2010 during the fall semester at Dyersburg, Covington, and Trenton. For more information, please contact the program director Tom Coley at 731/286-3381 or coley@dscc.edu.

Kasmai receives diploma Cameron T.S. Kasmai, son of Naser and Tammy Kasmai of Covington, graduated on May 14, 2010 from Christian Brothers University in Memphis. Cameron graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. He plans to continue his studies in the field of medicine. The commencement speaker was Leach Anne

Tuohy of Memphis. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor's Degree from the president of CBU for her humanitarian services in Memphis and throughout America. In attendance were Cameron's grandparents, James and Bobbie Trammell of Clyde, Tex. and his older brother, Talon, from Hunstville, Ala.

TTU Scholarship Cookeville, TN (June 10, 2010) - David Andrew McCullough, a Tennessee Tech University student from Covington, Tenn., has been awarded the Joe and Anne Eaton Scholarship. McCullough, a freshman basic engineering major at TTU, was awarded for his outstanding academic performance. McCullough, a 2010 graduate of Covington High School, is the son

Falon Jones graduated on May 19 from University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre performance. She graduated from Brighton High School in 2001 but got her break on the Ruffin stage in “The Man Who Came to Dinner” in 2002. The last production she was able to do before she enrolled at University of Memphis was Annelle in “Steel Magnolias” in 2004. This experience propelled her to pursue her degree in theater performance. Her most recent role was in the musical, “Blood Brothers”, at University of Memphis. In the musical, she plays “Miss Johnston,” a struggling British mother who is faced with the hard decision of whether or not to tell her son that she gave away the truth. Some other credits include “Cyrano, “Curtains,” “Oklahoma!,” “West of Pecos,” “How the West was Fun,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” and “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.” Currently, she is working on playing Annelle in

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“Steel Magnolias” once again. This time it will be performed at Bartlett Performing Arts Center. With so many more skills acquired from obtaining her degree, she is excited to be able to apply what she has learned over the years to this role once again. “Always make discoveries and do your actor's homework,” said Stephen Hancock, an acting professor and director of Falon's. “I'm not sure where my future is going, but I know as long as I repeat the words 'to thy own self be true,' then I can't go wrong, and the degree doesn't hurt either,” Falon said.

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www.covingtonleader.com (Left) FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH EXTREME WEEK These youth gathered at the home of James and Carolyn Smith of Brighton for VBS Etreme Week. Activities included water sports and devotionals by the paster, Rev. Chuck Williams. Youth Minister Cliff Marion coordinated the event.

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