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served as Adamsville Police Chief and her grandmother as a union representative. Her father, Buford Pusser also served as the police chief of Adamsville and later McNairy County Sheriff. “I thank y’all for trusting in me and believing in me,” Garrison said. In particular, she thanked former commissioners Todd Gean and Steve Simon for appointing her to the commission. “I’ve been proud to hopefully make this a better place to live,” she told the meeting. She also acknowledged that there has been conflict and controversy during her tenure on the commission. “There have been bumps in the road. There have been times I have had to wear a helmet and buckle up for some of the meetings, but, you know we’ve made it all through. I’m probably a bet-
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The Adamsville City Commission bid commissioner Dwana Pusser Garrison an emotional farewell at its Oct. 17 meeting. This was the last meeting of her term. She decided not to run for reelection, citing health reasons. Tommy Morris was elected to fill her seat. Ironically, she was first appointed to the commission to fill Morris’ in May 1998 when he resigned after moving outside the city limits. Garrison began an emotional and sometimes teary farewell address by thanking the commission and the voters of Adamsville for trusting and believing in her. “For the past 14 years, I have had the privilege of serving this wonderful hometown of mine,” she said. She noted that her desire for public service came from her family. Her grandfather
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Matt Wood, Frank Lacey, Dwana Pusser Garrison and Adamsville Vice-Mayor Mark Massey honor retiring City Commissioner Pusser Garrison at the meeting Oct. 17.
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Bethel Springs Alderman Sherri Payne shocked the last meeting of the board by resigning. She cited lack of support by the board and Mayor. However, one city employee feels the conflict was created by Payne overstepping her authority. According to John Ross Gage, Payne tried to make employees fill out an impractical amount of paperwork. “She said the Mayor and Aldermen disagree with her on nearly everything. It wasn’t nothing like that at all. She wanted us to do a paper and the workers and board didn’t think that was necessary. Do a little job here for five minutes, go over yonder five minutes, go over there have to do something for somebody for ten minutes, write all that down. We didn’t think all that was necessary. I just didn’t have time to do all that. She came to the meeting (last month’s working session) and asked, ‘Where’s my paper at?’ I said I ain’t got one and I’m not going to fill one out. I don’t think it is necessary,” Gage said. Section 11 of the Town Charter states; “The Alderman shall act on all matters as a body and no member shall seek individually to influence the official acts of any officer or employee of the town.” Gage also said that Payne verbally abused city employees on occasions when they did not do what she said. Once she took the keys from the trucks and backhoe when Gage and Garrett Moore didn’t fill out the paperwork, Gage said. “She went out there in the pen and got all they keys and we couldn’t find them. She’s the one that got them,” Gage said. “You can’t run this place like a state garage,” Gage said. “She put in there in the paper that the board wouldn’t go along with her. That ain’t so,” he said. “I just don’t understand why she did all this. She just wants to run things by herself,” Gage said. Sherri Payne and Mayor Kay Cox declined comment on the story.
Citizen of the Year Awards Selmer cares about Jesus Cares By Christen Coulon
By Amanda Lowrance
The Selmer Rotary Club held their 13th Annual Citizen of the Year Banquet last Tuesday at the Selmer Community Center. As in years past, the banquet honored the Citizen of the Year winner and 10 other award winners who worked to better the local community. This year’s awards were unique, however, with the addition of the new category of Rotarian of the Year. The Citizen of the Year honoree for this year’s event was Jeff York who was honored for his outstanding service to the community. York, a journalist of 31 years, started his career in 1980 as a sports writer at the Independent Appeal for publisher Bill Rail and was promoted to Sports Editor in ’81 where he served in that capacity for 16 years. In 1992, York worked as a stringer for the Daily Corinthian in Corinth, Miss. where he continues as a special correspondent today.
Jeff York was named Citizen of the Year by the Selmer Rotary Club at their annual banquet last Tuesday. York is an avid sports fan, previous Sunday school teacher at the Chewalla Baptist Church and a friend to many. “The fact that other people recognize me for this award is much appreciated. I don’t feel worthy as there are so many others who deserve this recognition. I do enjoy trying to help and encourage others as much as I
can,” said York. “(York) is an incredible man,” said Karen Lange, president of the Selmer Rotary Club. “He has helped so many people over the years.” With so many worthy awardees at this year’s event, Lange said that she was honored to be here
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Sunday morning McNairy County locals missed church to give the Jesus Care Thrift Store a new look by painting the top of the building with a fresh coat of paint. With all of the improvements happening in downtown Selmer, owner Jim Gray thought it was time for the business to receive a facelift. The roof was rusted and in need of improvement, according to the helpers, but after several coats of paint and primer, the roof looked good as new. “Mr. Gray came to me while I was working and asked me how much it would cost to have his storefront done,” said painter James Combs. “I told him that we would come down there and get him fixed up.” Combs, Ilene Heart, Jim Gray, Brian Gray, and Arthur Ritchie volunteered to get the job done. Ritchie is a contractor and donated the bucket truck and lift. It would have been impossible to do without the equipment. “I have known the painters for a long time. I have had to swap mail with Jim Gray,” said Gray. “They painted Rite-Aid and
have done a good job.” People find their own way to help out. Not everyone can climb or paint and those people help by donating paint or equipment. The entire job would have been estimated between $300 and $500. “He helps out a lot of people in town,” said Combs, “and we thought we would help them out.” Not only has McNairy County been willing to assist Jesus Cares on this project, but their contribution shows every day.
Today, there are 10 board members and approximately 65 rotating volunteers keeping the business going in both the Thrift Store and in the office. “We need to generate $150,000 this year to help pay light, gas, heat, rent, transportation, and anything else that someone might need help with,” said Gray. “People in town and people just passing through need help and it’s good to be there to help people out. Sometimes I just wish I can do more.”
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The Selmer Jaycee Haunted House will be open Oct. 21-31. The haunted house is located next to the Fair Grounds on High School Rd. The event is $5 per person. For more information contact (731) 645-1681.
The Adamsville FFA is having their Fall Mum Sale. The one gallon mums are $2 each and three gallon mums are $6. The greenhouse is open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. M-F. For more info call (731) 632-3273.
The McConnico Library Hallloween Party. Children’s costume party 10:30 a.m. Book readings, a costume grand prize, crafts and refreshments will be available. For more information contact (731) 645-5571.
The Haunted Trail at the Selmer Community Center Friday, Saturday and Monday from 6-10 p.m. Cost is $2. Trunk or Treat at the Justice Complex Saturday 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department.
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Statebound: AHS band heads to state finals for third straight year
The AHS Band performed at the Huntingdon Invitational in Huntingdon, Tenn. last Saturday. Competing in Class 3C, they won 1st place percussion, 1st place color guard, 2nd place field commander, and 1st place band. In Division 1, (out of 4 classes) the band took 1st place percussion, 1st place color guard, 3rd place field commander, and Grand Champion. They placed 2nd overall out of 19 competing bands. On Saturday they will compete for their third consecutive Division One State Championship in Murfreesboro, Tenn. at Riverdale HS at 4:45 p.m.
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An accident occurred last Monday in Selmer at the intersection of Court-Mulberry Avenues and Poplar Avenue (Selmer’s south Y) that left one injured passenger trapped in their vehicle. Emergency workers freed the trapped woman using the jaws of life.
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The Leapwood Volunteer Fire Department preforms a control burn on a house located on Sewell Bottom Road a quarter mile from Morton’s Grocery Store outside of Adamsville City limits. Plumes of smoke could be seen from miles away as the control burn was carried out last Thursday night.
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GARRISON FROM PAGE 1A
ter person for it,” she said. Garrison talked about the accomplishments during her tenure on the commission, such as the beautification project and improvements to the water system. She also noted that many of these improvements were paid for with grant money, either costing nothing or much less than they would have otherwise paid. “I’ll be around… I’m leaving the city in the best possible hands,” Garrison concluded. Garrison’s remarks were concluded with a standing ovation from the audience. Several of her colleagues on the commission and in the city administration then paid tribute to her. In his remarks on behalf of the city, ViceMayor Mark Massey remembered that he first met Dwana when he first moved to Adamsville at the beginning of school in 1974, just after she had lost her father and having lost her mother before that. “Dwana has done well for herself. A lot of people when they lose their parents at an early age, they don’t always know where to turn and it’s hard to make it in the best circumstances. I think sometimes we forget that,” Massey said.
Massey remembered that as a student, Garrison was energetic, emotional and caring. “She always loved her family and she always loved Adamsville,” he said. Massey acknowledged that it was sometimes difficult for Garrison to be heard on a male-dominated board. “One of the things I appreciate about her when we’ve had retreats and we would talk, I’ve always felt like I could talk straight to her and she would talk straight back to me. I appreciate that…We want you to know that we love you and appreciate you and thank you for all the service you have given us. I know we’ll hear from you in the future,” Massey concluded. “It’s been good working with her,” said Public Utilities Director and former Mayor Paul Wallace Plunk. Commissioner Frank Lacey remembered that he moved to Adamsville in 1998. “I didn’t know anyone and you and Jamie (Garrison’s husband) welcomed me very well. I’ve been many places, but I’ve never been to a place where a single person has had such a big effect in such a positive way. You truly made a difference in this town. You’ve just been a blessing in my life,” said Lacey. “I want to thank Dwana for taking me under her wing,” said Renee Moss, Curator of the Buford Pusser Home and Museum.
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Adamsville pledges sales tax for schools By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The Adamsville City Commission pledged its share of any local option one-half sales tax that might be passed to the building of two new schools at its Oct. 17 meeting. This is one funding option that has been discussed for financing the building of new elementary schools at Selmer, as well as Adamsville. If such a tax was approved by the voters, one-quarter cent would go for the schools and one-quarter cent would go to the municipalities. The vote was in response to a letter from Director of Schools Charlie Miskelly polling the towns in the county on the issue. Mayor David Leckner, who was not present at the meeting due to illness, had verbally committed the city to this course of action at a meeting of the McNairy County Board of Education. “I’d be in favor of this if we can get a new school in this location,” said Vice-Mayor Mark Massey, who presided over the meeting in Leckner’s absence. Commissioner Dwana Pusser
Garrison noted that at the community meeting, the one thing people said they would pay higher taxes for is a new Adamsville school. “We heard the people, they spoke,” Garrison said. Commissioner and school board chairman Frank Lacey noted that if the city did not pass it, the State could and the city would get nothing. “This is a good option to get some money for the schools. The way the numbers have worked out, if Adamsville and Selmer commit to this…that’s enough to pay the note on two new school buildings on an annual basis, so my recommendation is that we pass this,” Lacey said. “In response to the letter from the board of education, the City of Adamsville will commit their percentage of the sales tax increase proposed to help alleviate in McNairy County schools, specifically Adamsville in the form of a new building,” Lacey’s motion stated. The vote for the motion was unanimous. On another matter, the commission deferred a vote on the roundup proposal until Leckner could be
Adamsville commission unhappy with cable By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Members of the Adamsville City Commission* expressed unhappiness with the cable service provided by Charter at their Oct. 17 meeting. “We’ve consistently had problems with Charter and their billing and their services and there’s been several new complaints of late,” said Commissioner Frank Lacey. When Charter’s contract was renewed in 2005, they promised that the problems that existed then would not continue, according to Lacey. One of the complaints cited by Lacey was that if someone lived 50 yards outside of the city limits, Charter would not run the cable to them. Another is that customers sign up for a low introductory rate and then the bill goes much higher at the end of this period. Customers also do not get notification, causing some with automatic payment to bounce checks. “If people don’t pay attention to their checking accounts, 12 months down the road, they are bouncing checks,” Lacey said. Lacey cited two additional problems; there are more channels but there is less to watch, and the rates keep going up. Lacey asked City Administrator Steve Simon to contact someone from Charter to bring these problems to their attention and then seek solutions or give them notice that the town will be looking for another cable provider. “I just looked at my bill yesterday and I thought the movie package was $31 a month, HBO, Cinemax, Starz and Encore. I got my bill yesterday and its $40 now. So they’re going up, but they ain’t telling nobody. My bill went from $180 to $240,” said one member of the audience. Commissioner Dwana Pusser Garrison said that the
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commission looked into an alternative in 2005, but no one else would offer cable to Adamsville. Lacey said that Comcast covered territory from Corinth to Michie. “There’s options out there,” he said. Lacey suggested that a representative from Charter be invited to a meeting. “I think Charter needs to sit here and let’s be sure the public knows they’re going to be here, so they can come in and grill them,” Lacey said. “They only want to work from 8 to 5. I’m not at home from 8 to 5,” said Commissioner Matt Wood. Simon said the agreement with Charter was for 10 years and would be up in 2015. If the city did not object, the agreement would automatically be renewed for three more years. Simon told the Independent Appeal Friday that he had invited Nick Pavlis, Director of Government Relations for Tennessee and Louisiana, to come to a meeting but he did not commit. “We will make sure that citizens of Adamsville who have Charter cable will get their needs met,” Simon said. He said it was his earlier impression that Charter’s Adamsville franchise was a local one, but after further research he discovered that it is a state franchise. Nick Pavlis, Director of Government Relations for Charter, responded to these complaints in an interview with the Independent Appeal. On expanding cable, Pavlis said Charter would run cable to someone outside the city limits but that the customer would be charged for it. He said that it costs $17,000 a mile to build aerial cable and twice that for under-
ground cable. Charter invests an average of $500 per house to build cable, Pavlis said. On the introductory rates and automatic pay complaints, Pavlis said that while customers are not notified on the expiration of the introductory rates, customers are told at the beginning when the introductory rates will end and what the regular rates are. “They do sunset. The specials do go off. The consumer has the choice to take it or not take it,” he said. He said the introductory rates are not unique to the cable industry. On the issue of adding channels that people don’t like, Pavlis said, “It depends on who you are talking to. We don’t just blindly add programming. We try to add channels that most people want to watch.”
“I wish prices were dirt cheap. It would make my job much easier. Programming and everything else goes up each year,” he said. The rates for the expanded basic have gone up from $49.95 to $58.99 over the past five years. This represents an 18 percent increase over the past five years or an average of 3.6 percent a year, according to Charter’s calculations. The general inflation rate has risen an average of 3 percent a year during this period. “This is the first time we have heard anything from Adamsville, though one time is one too many,” Pavlis said. He said he didn’t know whether he would be able to come to the next Adamsville meeting, but would appear before the commission as soon as possible to answer questions from them and the public.
at the meeting. This proposal, first made by Selmer Mayor David Robinson, would round up utilities bills to the nearest dollar and use half of the proceeds for the One-to-One technology program and half for last dollar scholarships for county students. The city also received a ThreeStar economic development award from Hardin County. The commission also approved giving each full-time employee and each employee of the Buford Pusser Home and Museum a $400 Christmas bonus and looking at making this a regular part of their salaries. Part-time employees would receive a proportional bonus. “We do approve the job they are doing,” said Massey. The commission voted to get two more bids for the additional $20,000 loan needed for lights for the soccer field. Pickwick Electric has already offered to loan the money to the city and to authorize the purchase of the lights. The McNairy Board of Education voted to contribute $10,500 for the lights. Finally, the commission scheduled the annual Christmas parade for Dec. 12.
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when the awards were presented. With the new category, Lange said that the club chose to honor a former member, Dudley Richard, whose invaluable contribution to the organization and recent passing left a mark on many in the community. “Richard was the epitome of what a true rotarian should be,” Lange said. Richard’s family was on hand that night to receive the award, but did not know what to expect. His family members were hired to perform as the entertainment act for the event, Lange said. They knew that Dudley Richards was being honored with an award but were unaware that he would be the first recipient of the Rotarian of the Year Award. Lange stressed that this event was not being held as a fund raiser for the Rotary Club and that the main reason for the event was to recognize these people who have made a difference in our community. “This is not about the money,” Lange said. “This is a chance to honor these people.” For future award hopefuls, Lange offered a few helpful suggestions on how one can win. “You have to have a big heart. You have to lead with your heart. You must be willing to help others. You need to have your hands in a everything around you.” And perhaps most important, Lange said, “You must have a love for people.” (Please read next week’s Independent Appeal for additional coverage of this event including photos of the awards presentation.) NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED NOVEMBER 18, 2011 (MOWING/LITTER)
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A new law that will require voters to show a valid photo ID at the polls won’t go into effect until next year, but in preparation for this new requirement, the McNairy County Election Commission will hold a town hall meeting to inform the public of the change in the law. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at the McNairy County Justice Complex. The purpose of the meeting is to present information regarding the new law, which goes into effect January 1, 2012. The town hall meeting will include a presentation, followed by a question and answer period. “The goal of the town hall meeting is to educate the public and prepare voters for the upcoming 2012 elections,” Joanie Collins, administrator of elections said. “We want voters to have plenty of time to obtain a valid photo ID if they do not already possess one. We encourage everyone to attend the November 1 meeting.” For more information about the new voting requirements, contact Mark Goins, coordinator of elections, or Andrew Dodd, elections specialist, in the state Division of Elections at 1-877-850-4959 or your local county election commission at 645-6432.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE SELMER ZONING ORDINANCE Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Mayor and Alderman on consideration of the following amendment to the Zoning Ordinance: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TEXT OF THE SELMER MUNICIPAL ZONING ORDINANCE CHANGING SPECIAL EVENTS SIGNS TO INCLUDE COMMUNITY EVENTS AND ALLOWING OFF-SITE SIGNAGE FOR SUCH SPECIAL AND COMMUNITY EVENTS The hearing will be held pursuant to the provisions of Sections 13-7-203 Tennessee Code Annotated. Said hearing will be held at the meeting of the Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Selmer City Hall. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for review at City Hall. David Robinson Mayor
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Selmer alderman candidates speak on the issues By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
As the race for Selmer Aldermen heats up, the Independent Appeal asked the candidates to reveal their platforms. They were asked to comment on their past records, what they will do if elected and why
voters should vote for them. Early voting began last Thursday and will continue to Nov.3 at the McNairy County Election Commission office in the basement of the Courthouse in Selmer. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday.
Edward Smith - Incumbent candidate
Economic development is also the centerpiece of Alderman Edward Smith’s platform. “I have worked hard the past 4 years to help move Selmer forward. My main concern is trying to get more companies to locate here. We have some looking at Selmer now,” Smith said. Among the accomplishments over the past four years cited by Smith are the building of the soccer field, contributing to the One to One program and supporting the Rockabilly Festival, which brought people downtown. Smith also mentioned accomplishments in the areas of parks and recreation, and streets. “We have improved the City Park, and we purchased the Dixie property, which will be made into a park. We have blacktopped a lot of streets, and we are putting new signs up coming into Selmer. We’re trying to make Selmer more attractive to companies coming to look,” Smith added. Smith also noted that some improvements have been made with grants, which do not cost taxpayers anything. These include grants for fire trucks and equipment and new police cars. “If I am reelected, I promise to keep trying to get more industry to locate here, and make Selmer a better place to live,” Smith concluded.
John David Hurst - Candidate John David Hurst is making jobs the centerpiece of his campaign. “I’d like to have a committee to get some jobs to come in here,” he said. Hurst noted that there are a couple of empty buildings on the bypass. “Can we not find something to go in there?” he asked. Another priority for Hurst is finding something for young people to do. Hurst does think that the city is being well run presently. “We’ve got some good paved streets,” he said. Hurst described his role as a representative of the citizens. “I’m not going to get in there and try to sink the ship. I will vote for it if I think it is right and against it if I thinks it’s wrong. I will listen to the people and do what they want me to do,” he said.
Johnny Norris - Candidate Johnny Norris realized the effect of local government can have on a community while he was in Iraq. This is when he first started thinking about running. “Then I returned home and noticed that Robocop was on patrol. I decided then that maybe it was time that the city of Selmer had someone that thinks differently than the people who are in office now,” Norris said.
Paul Simpson - Incumbent candidate
Vice-Mayor and Alderman Paul Simpson said he is running for re-election because he has served the people of Selmer and McNairy County for 38 years as General Sessions Judge for 16 years and 22 years as a Selmer Alderman. He has also served as city treasurer. Simpson has been a Jaycee for many years and cited the creed which says, “Service to humanity is the best work of life.” “I have lived in Selmer since 1965 and that is why I am running for alderman, to serve the people of Selmer,” he said. Three priorities mentioned by Simpson are industry, public safety and fiscal responsibility. Simpson touts the growth in industry in Selmer during his time on the board. He noted that the University of Tennessee at Martin/Selmer has proven to be a strong asset to Selmer. “We need to make improvement in our fire and police departments so that our citizens can feel safe. As we continue to make improvements to our city we must be good stewards of the city’s finances and spend the taxpayers’ money wisely. As long as I have served as alderman, there has never been a property tax increase,” he said.
Lloyd Tennyson - Incumbent candidate
Tennyson is running on fiscal responsibility and judgment. “As an elected public official, I believe it is my duty and responsibility to represent the citizens of Selmer in the fairest way I can. I believe that your tax dollars should be spent conservatively and in ways that will benefit the majority you and your town in the best way possible. Over the past four years, I have tried my best to consider all sides of the issues brought to us as aldermen of Selmer. If I am re-elected for the next four years, I will continue to serve you as honestly as I can to the best of my ability. Thanks for your support,” he said.
Chris Tull - Candidate
Chris Tull’s platform stresses unity and jobs. He cites his record of job creation in his four years as manager of the Robert Sibley Airport. He mentioned the improvements at the airport and with relationships with defense contractors and Hospital Wing and the numerous jobs and the over a million dollars in economic impact to the community per year. In order to create jobs in the future, Tull proposes continuing the Selmer beautification program as well as improving access to the Industrial Park off Highway 45 N. “We must have a city council united, not divided. If elected, I will fully support this effort to ensure that we are not left behind when opportunity knocks. Tull pledged his support to the One-to-One program, the Police, Fire, Utility and Parks and Recreation Department by insuring that they are fully funded and sufficiently staffed. “I ask for your support and vote to help accomplish this on November 8, 2011,” Tull concluded.
Pay more, get less for college? By Jeff Whitten
benefits. Another explanation is that as more financial aid is given that allows colleges The cost of a college education has to increase prices. More demand for a colgone up over ten times since 1978, while lege education leads to higher prices. the general cost of living has only tripled. However, this argument ignores the This explosion in costs has been at- fact that financial aid covers less of college tributed to several factors. costs than it did in the past. COMMON SENSE One is the decline in aid from Today a Pell Grant covthe state, due to declining revers about one-third of what a enues because of the recession public four-year in-state coland increasing health care lege education would cost. costs. Although tuition has inIn the 1980s, it covered about creased at private universities, half, in the 1970s, it covit has increased more slowly ered over two-thirds of these than at public universities. costs. Another explanation ofThis affordability probfered for the increasing costs lem is compounded because is schools are paying more for middle- and working-class the best professors and their incomes are stagnant, many benefit packages. parents are unemployed and However, these so-called many can no longer get lowbest of the profession often interest home-equity loans teach very few courses and because home values have teach only small classes in their nar- fallen. row specialty or sub-specialty, leavAll of these factors have forced families ing the teaching of most of the classes to turn to federal student loans and exand the great majority of the larger classes pensive private loans. to low-paid adjuncts, who do not have These loans are riskier than federal Head News Writer
student loans because they don’t come with generous repayment plans, forgiveness and borrower protection that federal student loans do. Yet the higher costs are not bringing better results. One study found that over one-third of college students made no significant improvement in critical thinking, reading or writing skills during the time they were in college. The lack of increase in higher order skills could be in part due to a lack of academic rigor. Over a third of students reported that they studied five hours per week or less and half said that they didn’t have a single class that required 20 pages of writing. The problem is getting worse over time. Higher order thinking skills advanced twice as much in the 1980s as in the 1990s and five times as much as in the 2000s. One possible reason for this decline in rigor is that students evaluate professors and if they don’t get the grade they expected, they retaliate against them. This gives professors an incentive not to insist on high academic standards.
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Judgement House returns Towns celebrate Halloween By Christian West Intern
First Baptist Church will present their eighth annual Judgement House, Invasion: Shattering Your Sense of Security, beginning Wednesday. Judgement House is a dramatic multiscene walk-through drama that is a part of an international chain. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and features seven various enactments that tell the story of the Kirkman family. When their house is broken into, the faith of three children is thrown into a level of uncertainty when their parents are both fatally injured. It further explains the consequences of each action that you make both in this life and the next.Throughout the scenes, you see how the children cope with the loss of their parents, and how their parents learn
that each decision they make can effect how they are seen on judgement day. Brother Bryan Essary has overseen the project every year and always enjoys seeing groups come from as far away as Memphis to people accept Christ into their lives. “It’s an actual potrayal of how to be saved, and to see how your friends and family react to how wonderful God’s plan really is,” said actress Julie Smith. “Judgement House is about getting Christians together and sharing the gospel with others.” Her favorite part is seeing the end results. Judgement House begins on Wednesday at 6p.m., and will follow with performances on Saturday and Sunday at 4pm, and Halloween night beginning at 6 pm. The final show will conclude at 9pm each night. Walk-ins are welcomed, but reservations are recommended. Call (731) 645- 5326 for more information.
By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Adamsville and Selmer will be celebrating Halloween Monday, according to Selmer Police Chief Neal Burks and Adamsville Police Chief Bill McCall. The Adamsville Police are not planning any extra patrols, according to McCall. “We usually just impose a curfew at 10 p.m. other that than that , we just take it as it comes. We just take care of business as it comes,” McCall said. Burks says the Selmer police will
and crepe paper away from flames and heat sources. *Use a flashlight or battery-operated candles in a Jack-o-lantern. *Children should go trick or treating with a responsible adult. *Review how to cross a street with your children. Look left, look right and left again so no cars are approaching before crossing the street. *Make a rule that children will not eat any treat until it has been brought home and examined by a grown-up. The Adamsville Partnership is sponsoring a Fall Festival Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information call (731) 645-3866 Selmer Jaycee Haunted House October 21-31 - Sunday - Thursday 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday - 7 p.m. until? $5 per person at the door. Located next to Fair Grounds on High School Road. Group rates available for 10 or more. Contact 731-645-1681.
4th Street Church of Christ - Food, party jumpers, games & candy – from 5 – 8 p.m. Free for all. October 31 Trunk or Treat •First Baptist Church Finger - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Everyone is invited. •Old Friendship Baptist Church invites you to its Trunk or Treat on October 31st from 6:30 - 8:00. We will have food, fun & fellowship. (No scary costumes.) •First United Methodist Church 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free! Food, games, CANDY! •Gravel Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center from 6 - 8 p.m. •4th St, Church of Christ
Halloween Events Trunk or Treat 300 Industrial Dr., Selmer The McNairy County Sheriff’s Office Trunk or treat will be Saturday from 6-8 p.m. We want this years event to be better than last, and last years was great. We have some surprises planned and look forward to seeing everyone. For more information call (731) 645-1004 Trunk or Treat Lakeview Baptist Church 877 W Cherry Ave, Selmer Halloween · 6-8 p.m. Please make plans to attend the 6th annual” Trunk or Treat” at Lakeview Baptist Church at 6 pm. Free food & tons of candy. For more information call (731) 645-9777
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be doing extra patrols. All trick-ortreating must in Selmer also must end by curfew. “We’ll just have some extra cars out and we’ll be looking at that curfew pretty strictly,” Burks said. The National Fire Prevention Association offers the following tips for Halloween safety: *Stay from billowing or long costume fabric or fabric that will ignite. Make the eye holes of mask large enough so that your children will be able to see through them. *Give your children flashlights or glow sticks. *Keep dried flowers, cornstalks
Haunted Trail Selmer Community Center Gym 230 North 5th Street, Selmer Friday, Saturday and Monday 6-10 p.m. Free giveaways on Halloween Night Admission $2
October 29 Trunk or Treat McNairy County Sheriff’s Office Trunk or Treat, Saturday, October 29 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Justice Complex. Inflatable Fun House and candy. Hallelujah Night at “The Creek” “Trunk or Treat” October 29 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Cypress Creek 1st Baptist, 14 Falcon Rd. in Selmer All ages welcome. If anyone in the community would like to decorate their trunk & join us, call the church & leave name/number & we will contact you. October 30 Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
McNairy County Health Care Center would like to invite all the little witches, ghosts and goblins of McNairy County to join us for “Door or Treat” on Monday October 31, 2011 from 7-8 pm. Our residents will anxiously await your arrival in the doors of their rooms with buckets and buckets of candy. Come on out and put a smile on their faces with your scariest costume.
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Children scramble to find quarters in the quarter dive event at the Community Fall Festival last Saturday. The Annual Community Fall Festival was held at the Life Tabernacle Church on Highway 142. This year’s event drew hundreds of people to the church and featured free food, prizes, horseback rides, bounce houses, a quarter dive and more.
The Haunted Hills Oct. 29 - 7 PM Hwy 45 South, off of Feddie Davis Rd. Selmer, TN
Watch for signs Admission $7 . . Concessions
BONFIRE • WEINER ROAST E
ADDITIONAL FOOD & DRINKS AN EVENING OF FELLOWSHIP & FUN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 4:00 PM until ?
Solitude Free Will Baptist Church 414 Meeks Road • Adamsville, TN (731) 645-0021
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Oct. 31 www.lakeviewselmer.com For more information call 731-645-9777
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Terry Michael Dye
Thomas E. Mesplay Jr.
J. D. Cooper was born November 6, 1934 in Corinth, Mississippi the son of the late William Robert and Jessie Haney Cooper. He was united in marriage to Carolyn E. Smith, who preceded him in death on May 12, 2011. Mr. Cooper was a graduate of Biggersville High School. Following graduation, he attended trade school to study television repair and opened his own repair shop. Mr. Cooper also worked for steel mills in Gary, Indiana, and served in the United States Air Force as a military policeman. He was a member of the Bethel Springs Baptist Church. Mr. Cooper departed this life on October 21, 2011 in Bethel Springs, Tennessee at the age of 76 Years, 11 Months, 15 Days. He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Moore and husband Jerry of Covington, TN and Jeanette Rowland of Bethel Springs, TN; six grandchildren: Tammy Lynn Carroll, Julie Ann Ables, Jerri Ann Lewis, Joseph Cooper, Chase Cooper, and Brandie Cooper; six great-grandchildren: Lance, Caleb, Sara Grace, Sarah, Christopher, and Macilynn Marie; two brothers, Thomas Cooper of Iuka, MS and Harold Cooper of Burnsville, MS; three sisters: Mary Ellen Goodman of Independence, MO, Donnie Davidson of Tulsa, OK, and Alice Thrasher and husband Ray of Corinth, MS; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by a son, Rickey Cooper; a step-son, Charles Byrd; a grandchild, Donna Rowland; four brothers: William H. (Baldy) Cooper, Lonnie Cooper, Johnny Cooper, and Connie Cooper; and three sisters: Louise Morton, Dorothy Bledsoe, and Margaret Taylor. Services were held on October 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee with Mark Thompson officiating. Burial followed in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.
Terry Michael Dye was born July 18, 1973 in Selmer, Tennessee the son of Windell Austin Dye and JoAnn Fowler Dye. He was united in marriage to Doris Ann Adams on April 22, 2000. Terry had been a production worker for General Electric. He departed this life on October 19, 2011 at the age of 38 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day. He is survived by his wife Doris Ann (Adams) Dye of Bethel Springs, TN; his mother, JoAnn Dye of Bethel Springs, TN; his father, Windell Austin Dye and wife Zelda of Henderson, TN; three sisters: Doris Dye and best friend Roger Sellers of Bethel Springs, TN, Crystal Brewer and husband John of Henderson, TN, and Levi Bastoe and husband Anthony of Lake Charles, LA; father and mother-in-law, Ulas and Jean Adams; his aunt, Juanita Smith; eight nieces and nephews: Army Specialist Matthew Hemby and wife Krista, Jacob Hemby, C. J. Dye, Danielle and Carly Jo Brewer, Christy Bastoe, Caleb and Mayana Mears; and many extended family and friends. Services were held on October 23, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Roger Hatch officiating. Burial followed in the Buena Vista Cemetery at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.
Thomas E. Mesplay Jr. was born April 11, 1936 in LeMay, Missouri the son of the late Thomas E. and Maude Mizell Mesplay. He was united in marriage to Jo Oliver on August 2, 1973. Mr. Mesplay served his country in the United States Army, retired as a leak foreman from Laclede Gas Company in St. Louis, MO, where he lived most of his life. He was a member of the Powells Chapel United Methodist church in Hornsby, TN. He enjoyed puzzles, at the age of 73, he put together a 3400 piece Lego carousel. Mr. Mesplay departed this life on October 21, 2011 in Hornsby, Tennessee at the age of 75 Years, 6 Months, 10 Days. He is survived by his wife Jo Mesplay of Hornsby, TN; two daughters, Nancy Jean Smith, Natalie Mesplay both of Savannah, TN; a son, Nathan Mesplay of St. Genevie, MO; a brother, Alan Patrick of Florissant, MO; two sisters, Christine Hollenbeck of Imperial, MO, Dorothy Pyron of LeMay, MO; grandchildren, Rebecca Gestring, Johnny and Alison Hooker, Kate Elizabeth Mesplay; great grandchildren, Austin Whitely, Victoria Gestring, Sophia Hooker. In addition to his parents, Mr. Mesplay was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Patrick; a grandson, Blake Smith. Burial will take place in the Powell Chapel Cemetery at Hornsby, Tennessee.
Fay Staton Dawson Fay Staton Dawson died, October, 19, 2011, in Jackson TN. She was born October 27, 1922 in Amherst County, VA to the late Oscar Lee and Banna Laughon Staton. She was preceded in death by her husband Stephen Yates (Bill) Dawson, her brother Oscar Lively Staton, and her son-in-law Michael P. Carney. She will be missed by her daughter Pamela Dawson Carney of Jackson, TN, granddaughters Meghan Kirk and husband Brad of Bethel Springs,TN, and Caitlin Carney of Jackson, TN, great-grandchildren Tyler Dawson Kirk and Callie Michaelanne Kirk, and sisters Inez Wine and husband Billy and Phyllis Campbell and husband Chuck of Staunton, VA and many nephews and nieces. Fay was a graduate of Pleasant View High School and of Dunsmore Business College in Staunton. She worked as head of the admissions department, and medical records librarian at Kings Daughters’ Hospital, and as office assistant at the office of Dr. J. Erskine Sproul in Staunton. She also worked at Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg, Amherst County public schools and at Lynchburg Training School and Hospital. She was a faithful member of New Prospect Baptist Church in Pleasant View, VA and Westover Baptist Church in Jackson, TN. She taught Sunday school for seventy years both for youth and adults, and served as president and secretary of the WMU. Her loving presence shed light on the path of all who walked with her, whether it was an encouraging word, or a beautiful hand sewn dress for someone in need. Her many talents ranged from her flakey homemade biscuits to her decorating skills. Surely the joy bells in Heaven rang, as God extended His hand, drawing her into His eternal kingdom. Funeral services for Fay were conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Payne, Rev. C. T. Hayes, III and Mary Etta Payne on Sunday, October 23 at 3:00 p.m. at New Prospect Baptist Church in Pleasant View, VA. Interment services followed at El Bethel Cemetery in Allwood, VA. A memorial service was conducted by Rev. Phil Forehand on Monday, October 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehab Center, 1410 North Augusta Street in Staunton, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to New Prospect Baptist Church or the charity of choice. Fay and Bill’s Agricola, VA home “Ivy Cliff” was a favorite hunting spot. Fay provided many meals and snacks to her hunters every deer season. Pallbearers will wear hunting camos in loving memory of Fay’s bountiful table. Honorary pallbearers are Ivy Cliff Hunt Club members T. O. “Buddy’ Dawson, Harry W. Dawson, C. T. Hayes, III, Stephen Owen Dawson, Ralph Blair, Wade Camden, and Steve Bruffy. Active pallbearers are Brad Kirk, Tim Burkholder, Mike Massie, Kenny Massie, Tommy Massie, Jay Turner, and Mark Turner. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer, TN in charge of arrangements. Guestbook signing available at www. shackelfordfuneraldirectors.com
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Elouise Foster Elouise Foster passed away on October 21, 2011 at age 81. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2011. The church service, conducted by Brother Mike Hollaway and Brother Danny Sellars, is 2 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2011 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Selmer TN with one hour visitation before the service. Interment in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Selmer TN. Pallbearers: Comer Donnell, Doug O’Neal, Bobby Pickle, Eddie Henson, Matt Savage, Jon Michael Jones, and Bobby Jones. Honorary Pallbearers: Doug Hall, Larry Turnbow, and Johnson Ray. Survivors include children: Donna (Bobby) Jones, Gary Mack (Cindy) Foster, and Hugh Edward Foster; and grandchildren: Jennifer “Jenny” Leighanne (Matt) Savage and Jonathan “Jon” Michael Jones. She is preceded in death by husband Hugh Foster, parents Buford and Eunice Whitten Henson, and brother Ed Henson. Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393. Obits 615.758.8818.
Nella Mae Morgan Nella Mae Morgan was born September 14, 1930 in Silerton, Tennessee the daughter of the late William and Mollie King Ray. She was united in marriage to Ray Lee Morgan on December 22, 1945. Mr. Morgan preceded her in death on December 16, 1990. Mrs. Morgan was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse. She also worked as a press operator at ITT for approximately 10 years, and was Pentecostal in belief. Mrs. Morgan was a very loving mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and spent her whole life devoting her time to them. Her family always knew “grandma” was there for them. She was always willing to lend an ear, to give a hug, or make them a treat. Grandma just knew how to make things better. She had a love for gardening and flowers. In the years when she was able she loved to be outside planting flowers and sitting in her porch swing enjoying them. She was very loved and will be greatly missed. Mrs. Morgan departed this life on October 21, 2011 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 81 Years, 1 Month, 7 Days. She is survived by a son, Rickie Morgan and wife Jane of Bethel Springs, TN; a daughter, Diane Likes and husband Ricky of Selmer, TN; four grandchildren: Vickie McKee of Middleton, TN, Toni Morgan of Murfreesboro, TN, Brandy Rickman and Chasity Rickman, both of Selmer, TN; five great grandchildren: Justin, Zach, Kaitlyn, Jeremiah, and Morgan; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by three brothers, Travis Ray, Paul Ray, and Parnell Ray, all formerly of Dyersburg, TN. Services were held on October 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM at Lake Hill Memorial Gardens in Bethel Springs, Tennessee, with Aaron Moss officiating. Burial followed in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.
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Johnny Newman Johnny Newman age 57, of Selmer, died Monday, October 17, 2011 at McNairy Regional Hospital. The son of Edward Green and Vivian Joyce Crum Newman, he was born in Bolivar on December 16, 1953. He was Full Gospel in belief and had given his life to the Lord. A former City of Whiteville policeman, he was a family man and a compassionate person. Mr. Newman was a talented and accomplished musician and recording artist. He started his career as a teenager and made several recordings in Nashville. Two songs were pulled from his most recent album as singles “I Found Somebody”, which made the Billboard charts, and “One Life Stand”. He traveled and fronted many well-known country artists including Mickey Gilley, Narvel Felts, Moetta, Johnny Paycheck, Hugh X. Lewis, David Wells, Ace Cannon & the Cannonball Express, and was leader of “Stillwater” in which he was the lead singer. He lived most his life in West Tennessee, the last 6 years in Selmer. Services were held at 2 PM Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at Shackelford’s Bolivar Chapel with Ken Kitchen officiating. Burial was in Chester County Memory Gardens. In addition to his mother Vivian, survivors include his former wife Donna Newman of Selmer; a stepdaughter Brandi Henry of Bethel Springs; a stepson Robert Stansell of Shiloh; 4 sisters, DeAnna Mathis and Brenda Joan Allen both of Bolivar, Paula Annette Lowry of Memphis, and Tammy Roxanne Davis of Milan; 3 brothers, David Wayne and Joel Anthony Newman, both of Bolivar, and Terry Frank Newman of Decaturville; 2 grandchildren, Joshua and Tyler Stansell; 2 great-grandchildren Ethan & Lily Stansell; and his stepmother, Ollie Faye Newman. In addition to his father Edward, he was preceded in death by a daughter Kelly Townsend; his grandmother Maude Wilbanks, and a sister-in-law, Kathy Ulianna Newman. For more information, visit www.shackelfordfuneraldirectors.com
church events October 26 •Tent Revival & Fall Festival Tent revival at the Sanctuary of Milledgeville Pentecostal Church Oct. 26, 27 & 28 at 7 p.m. nightly. Fall Festival will be on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. We will serve food, have party jumpers, games, and live music. All proceeds go to the building fund. This will be at the new church site located on Hwy 22 north at the Adamsville city limits. • Judgment House at First Baptist Church October 26 - 6 - 9 p.m.; October 29 & 30 - 4 - 9 p.m.; October 31 - 6 - 9 p.m. Call 731-645-5326
for reservations. Walk-ins welcome, but reservations are recommended. Not recommended for children under ten years old. Judgment House is a dramatic walk-through presentation about the truth of people’s choices and their consequences both in this life and the next. • World Outreach Ministries Welcome Apostle Tom and Barbara Davis of Restoration World Outreach of November 2, 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. nightly Hwy 45 S., Guys. For info www.restorationwo.com
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card of thanks
Moore Family The family of Oneal Moore would like to say a heart-felt thanks to some very special people in our lives. To all those who came out the weekend before he passed away to help build his home, thank you. To all those who visited with us on the day of his death we say thank you. To all those who brought food, we never went hungry, we say thank you. To all those who participated in the funeral, we say thank you. To all the hundreds of visitors that came to pay their respects, we were overwhelmed, we say thank you. To all those that sent such beautiful flowers, gifts, and plants we say thank you. To Aunt Sheryl, who has stood beside us all throughout and after, thank you. To all of Oneal’s friends who went to doctor visits, sat with Oneal, and helped out around the house, a special thank you. To “Old Man” whom showed us how to lift “the right way”, we say thank you. To Gaylon, we are proud to call you Brother-in-law, and Uncle, thank you. We have seen just how much this man has meant to so many people. We have seen how much we ourselves mean to so many of you, and we are humbled by the showing of care. Again, Thank you. Mary, Shandal, Andrea, Lacy and Kaleb Family of Oneal Moore
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In 1930, some 84 % of the cotton crop in Tennessee was middling and better. In 1949 only 34% was graded middling or better. It is clear that better grades depend upon the delivery of clean dry cotton to the gin. Harvesting suggestions: Pick at frequent intervals to avoid damages by weathering.Pick only fully open bolls. Pick cotton dry and see that it is kept dry before ginning. Do not pack damp cotton in the wagon, but spread it out to dry. Keep out leaves, etc. Old post card brought by Mrs Daniel Plunk, which has historical significance to the Ramer School. It was sent out June 28, 1921 by Ramer High School Principal, C L Majors, and the front bore the picture of the old Ramer High School. The message said: ‘the Ramer High School will begin Monday, Aug 22nd, and continue for 9 months, tuition free, to any boy or girl in McNairy County. Ours is a first-class high school and emphatically a school for hard work, intense application and rapid progress. Our graduates receive diplomas and teacher’s certificates from the state department at Nashville. We are anxious to be of the greatest service possible to ambitious boys and girls of this county. Board can be arranged at reasonable prices. We have a limited supply of catalogs. If you are interested, write for catalog and send names of other prospective students. Signed Yours truly, C L Mayors, Prin.’ The Iron Bell, established two miles east of Selmer, a few years ago by A Guigou and operated by Mr and Mrs J W Causey and Mr and Mrs J P Parham, was sold at Auction on Wednesday. The price paid for the property, exclusive of the café and kitchen equipment, was $24,250.00. Me and Mrs Parham plan to move to Florida. The property was purchased by Mr Harper Boyd of Hopkinsville, Ky. Selmer High School football squad engage the Kossuth, Miss team and lost the first game of the season 31 to 0. A large crowd was on hand the High School Band, in full uniform, furnished good music during half time. The Selmer Speedway was again crowded by an enthusiastic audience about 2,000 strong. Races will be held this Saturday night for the first time. Tuesday and Saturday night races will be held as long as the weather permits. The new Election Commission office was set up in a storage room in the southwest corner of the second floor in the court house. The new office was equipped for voter registration with the permission of Clerk & Master, R M Houston and County Judge B Y Howell. Considerable expense involved so the Election office could have a separate entrance. The Chancellor Wayne Cox ordered the office be restored to its original arrangement which would bar
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What do you think of the cable and satellite companies? the Election Commission from using the room. During Circuit Court the room was also used as a private conference room. Where the Election Commission will be set up, is a matter of speculation at this time. The Memphis OPS office has received notice from Washington that a nationwide campaign to enforce cattle ceiling prices will start at once. The slaughter quota system was left out of the original Act. As a result honest packers in the absence of slaughter quotas, find it difficult to get cattle at the legal prices and they are being forced to reduce cattle purchases substantially. The District Singing will meet at Sandy Flat Church about six miles west of Selmer this Sunday. Showing at the Ritz next week: Passage West - the Mating Season - Appointment with Danger - Three Desperate Men - Sunset In The West - Go For Broke. Hines’ Store by Irma Plunk - Mr Acie Plunk has received word his little granddaughter, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Roy Moore, is in a hospital in Memphis. A birthday dinner was given in the home of Mr and Mrs Daniel Plunk Sunday honoring Mrs Plunk’s sister, Mrs Walter Massengill, who was 33 years young. Those enjoying this occasion were Mr Walter Massengill, little Misses Sue and Nancy Massengill, Mr and Mrs Arbie Plunk and Harold, Mr and Mrs Holland Floyd and Larry, Miss Sadie Mae King, Miss Irma Plunk, Mr Beuard Plunk. Sulphur Springs by Joyce Cox - Little Hazel Moore is home now and is reported doing fine. The Sulphur Springs softball team played Leapwood, winning both games. The boys won 5 to 2 and the girls 11 to 8. Mr and Mrs H C Boatman and children, Evelyn Nelson, Mr and Mrs Kendrick Taylor and Grady and Doris, and Wayne Cox attended church in the Hines Store community Saturday night. The boys softball teams lost to Bethel Springs 2 to 7 but girls won 13 to 12. In another game last week, Sulphur Springs and Guys tied 1 to 1 (boys?). We will play Gooch School Friday. News of the Colored by Lula Prather - Miss I V Irving became the bride of Mr Charlie D Moore at Corinth July 28. The bride is a graduate of McNairy County High School and the groom is an employee of the Moss Lumber & Tie Co. The Freshman, Sophomore and Senior class of McNairy County High School, accompanied by the English teacher, Mrs Mabel Davis, made a tour of Chester County Training School and Montgomery High School of Lexington. A bus load of students made a trip to overton Park Zoo. They were accompanied by Mrs Hattie Wynn and Miss Vercie L. Damron. Mrs John Lacey attended the funeral of her mother, Mrs Mattie Luster of Guys. Adamsville by Dossie New-
Loretta Sweeton (Pocahontas): “I think they are over inflating. They cheat you every time you turn around. You start out with a low price, you’re bouncing your checks because you put in a certain amount and they double. The next thing you know they triple.
Tina Carroll (Eastivew): “Personally, I have the Dish Network and I really like the satellite company. I had cable when I lived in Michie and I really wasn’t happy. I just didn’t think I got all the channels I wanted for the price. So I’m very satisfied with the satellite.”
Bethany Rowsey (Selmer): “I do think it’s expensive. It’s overpriced. I’m a busy person so I’m never home to watch it.”
Melanie Mathis Davis (Ramer, TN): “They’re a little expensive. Where we live at, it’s rural county so we have to have a satellite for the dish and we don’t have the DSL available for our internet services or anything like that, so it’s kind of ridiculous.”
Linda McKell (Guys):
Crystal Reese (Selmer):
“I have DIRECTV now. I would like to get something that was cheaper out where we live.”
“I don’t really know anything about the satellite companies. The cable company has been pretty decent. I haven’t had any problem with them..”
McNairy Voices is a new feature in the Independent Appeal highlighting the opinions of average citizens about the issues that affect the citizens of McNairy County, the state of Tennessee, and the United States as a whole. The participants are randomly selected on the streets of the county. Their viewpoints are not necessarily that of the Independent Appeal.
ON THE WEB: Go to independentappeal.com and express your opinion on our related online poll.
man - Mr and Mrs Marvin Hollingsworth and son Billy, Mr and Mrs Harold Hollingsworth, visited Sgt Edward Lee at Scott Air Force Base. Among those who attended the birthday celebration of John Littlefield in Lawton, Oklahoma, were: Mr and Mrs J J Tidwell, James Tidwell, John L Littlefield, Morus Littlefield, Leonard and Hubert of Littlefield of Adamsville. Mr Littlefield was 92 years old and is a brother of the late James L Littlefield, long-time resident of
Adamsville. Gravel Hill by Mrs Opal Gray - Several from here attended the funeral of Mr W T Gooch at Michie. Mrs Louisa Johnson is very sick. Mr Eugene Forsythe was operated on recently for appendicitis. Several from our community attended the baptismal service at Olive Hill Sunday. The family and relatives of Mr W W Randolph celebrated his 70th birthday with a picnic at his home. Present were Mr and Mrs
George Burns and family; Mr and Mrs Newton Gardner and children; Mr and Mrs James Patey and Jimmy; Mr and Mrs Emmett McCormack and children; Mr and Mrs Lowell Pearson and children; Mr and Mrs Stanton Littlejohn and Marjorie; Mr and Mrs Roy Huggins and Don; Mrs Onie Pearson, Sandra and Sarah Ann, and Mr Jim North. Recently returned to the US after a 7 week tour of Northern Europe is Joe C Dillon, chief interior communications electri-
cian, husband of Loraine Dillon of Michie. The Fellowship Society of the Stantonville Methodist Church met in the home of Mr and Mrs Allen Garrison with 25 present. Grace was offered by Mrs Lacy Erwin. Devotion reading by Miss Kay Garrison and prayer by Doc Whitaker. Ladies games were played and prizes won by Mrs Ernest Plunk, Mrs Carl Chandler and Miss Opal Smith. The kids run and played and the men played dominoes.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to members of our community who are serving in the armed forces: • Specialist Allen Alexander • SGT Joseph W. Baggett • SGT Andrew W. Bayless USMC • PFC Andy Bryant • Sgt. Kyle A. Brown, USMC • GySgt. Christopher T. Byrd, USMC • PVT Matlock Caffrey, USMC • Staff Sgt. Susan Cawley • Staff Sgt. Alicia L. Coil, USAF • CPL Mandy L. Cooper, USMC • SPC Mark A. Cooper, US Army • SGT James P. Crain • PFC Anthony “Tony” Crouse • SGT Major Joel Crouse • SP4 Richard Crouse • Aaron J. Cull Senior Airman U.S. Airforce • SGT Bobby J. Dickey US Army • C.W.3 James R. Dickey, Retired • SGT Todd Joseph Drobina, US Army • Captain Bonnie Lynn Dunlop • Corporal Bradley Eisenhut, USMC • Master Sgt. Lonnie J. Ellis, Air Force • Kip Ellison
• LCPL Dwight A. Emily Jr. • PV2 Jana Estes • Specialist Bryan Ray Ferguson • PV2 Skyler Gammill, US Army • Lydia Gillis, US Navy E3 • Malcolm Gillis E6, US Army National Guard • SSGT Stephen R. Graham • Daniel Gray, USMC Lance Corporal • SGT Rob Gray, US Army • A1C Stephanie Lynn Griffin, USAF • SSGT Dustin Hamm, USMC • PFC Isaac Harville • Lieutenant Colonel (Chaplain) Billy Hawkins • SPC Matthew Hemby, Army • SGT Brian W. Hendrix • SGT Timothy Hixon • Staff Sergeant Brian Lee Hood • Wes Huffman, Air Force • Private Alex Johnson, US Army • SGT Ricky L. Jordan, USMC • Army Officer 1st Lt. James Lax • Sergeant Joseph Lilly • Captain Troy E. Mathis
• 1st LT Jessica Mayfield, US Army in Iraq • SPC Ritchie A. McCrary • SPC Dustin McDonald • A1C Amanda K. McMillen, USAF • Joshua Lane Meek, Army • Jeffery Mitchell, Lance Corporal • SSGT Patrick Michael Moore, Nat. Guard • SGT Major Paula Norris • Pvt. Justin Overton, USMC • CPO Denise Picard Culverhouse • SPC Jeffery A. Pickett, US Army • SPC William Andrew “Andy” Pickett, Nat. Guard • SPC Robert H. Pittman, II • CPL James Scott Powell • CPL John M. Powell • Ernest Purez, Air Force • E4 Sophia Reinke • SGT. Charlie Rickman, US Army • John Robinson US Navy • S/ST Ryan Robinson Air Force • Angel Rodriguez, Petty Officer US Navy • SPC Blake Rudd • Specialist Robert Rzasa
• Veronica Sebree Petty Officer 3rd Class • Alan Seigers, Army • SFC Patrick Michael Shaughnessy • CPL Gene Smith, USMC • SPC Hector Soto, Jr., Army • CPL Sam Speck, USMC • SGT Shaun Spicher, USMC • SPC Daniel Sullivan, Army • Jeremy Thompson • ET3 Jeremy Wilbanks, US Coast Guard • PVT Demaro Wiley, SC, Army National Guard • Joseph Lloyd Williams MM3 US Navy • Master Sergeant Stanley Wilson, USAF - Retired • SPC Jeffrey Witoszczak U.S. Army • Petty Officer James Matthew Wolford EDITOR’S NOTE: If your loved one has had a change in active duty status, please contact us at (731) 645-5346.
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card of thanks
Summers Family To all our friends who came to visitation, attended the funeral, sent cards, lovely flowers, wonderful food, or memorial contributions, a heartfelt thank you!! The kindnesses helped us at the death of our mother & sister Helen Summers. With love and gratitude, Sam Summers Barbara Robinson
In honor of
Mr. Manuel Smith his family would like to invite you to celebrate his Marilea White & Duane Pickens
White - Pickens Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Steward
69th Anniversary Cecil & Bertha Steward on their 69th wedding anniversary, October 24, 2011. We love you, from your children & grandchildren.
We would like to announce the wedding of Duane (Shiloh) Pickens to Marilea White, both of Bethel Springs, TN. The ceremony will be November 11, 2011, at 7 o’clock p.m. at New Hope Church located at 555 New Hope Road in Adamsville, TN. A reception will immediately follow at the Marty (Adamsville Community Center). All family and friends are invited to join and help celebrate.
card of thanks birthday
Ferguson Family Thank you to everyone who has supported us during the illness and loss of our mother, Mary Rosetta Moore Ferguson. Hundreds of you showed your love and appreciation for our mother in numerous ways. You visited her or called while she was in the hospital, and then comforted us when she left us to be in her Heavenly home. You brought food and flowers, sent cards and condolences, and continue to give us hope and hugs. Most of all, you prayed for her and all of us. We will always remember your kindness during this difficult time for our family. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother sister, aunt and friend. Thank you for sharing your fond memories of her and for agreeing that she was a very special lady.
Emma & Anna Cosby
Happy Birthday Twins Emma & Anna Cosby turned 5 on Oct. 24th. We love you more than the moon, the stars, & the sunshine. Love, Mommy, Daddy & Matthew
Judy Bivens Jimmy Ferguson Marilyn Dunaway Danny Ferguson Tim Ferguson
We would like to thank family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and Class of 1961 for the love and kindness you have shared with us during Weldon’s untimely death. We deeply appreciate all those who were there to support our family and especially those who were pallbearers, sent flowers, food, calls and visits. Sharing your stories of friendship with Weldon was a great comfort during this sad time. We greatly wish to thank Nick Moore and the Leapwood First Responders, Shackelford Funeral Directors and especially David Hudson. Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers.
The celebration of this glorious occasion will be held on Saturday, October 29th at First Baptist Church, Bethel Springs Christian Life Center from 12:00 p.m. until ? All family, church members, friends, and coworkers are invited to attend. No gifts please.
Food Give Away for the Needy Food Give Away for the Needy in McNairy County will be Thursday, October 27, 8:30 a.m. until all food is given away at new location - 527 Sunset Dr., Corner of Hwy 64 and Sunset Dr., behind the BP Station on left. in Adamsville. TO QUALIFY FOR FOOD 1. Monthly income below $2,700 for a family of four, (bring pay stub or Food Stamp Card) 2. Need picture ID or Social Security Card. 3. Bring utility bill stub (showing you live in McNairy County) 4. Only one box of food, per household or address. First come, First serve until all food is given away. We plan to have this program available every month, watch paper for date. Sponsored by: Mid-South Food Bank and McNairy County Loaves and Fishes.
Friday, October 28
It’s time to get ready for our Halloween Bash!
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9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Vine and Branches 140 West Court Avenue Selmer, TN
Drop in for a Bite We’ll be featuring MerryBerry cupcakes, 75¢ each All Mud Pie Clothing 15% - 25% off Free Trick or Treat Grab Bag with minimum $10 purchase
Thur. • Fri. • Sat. 3 pm - 8 pm
The family of Weldon T. Hysmith Avonelle, Dena, Donna, Darla and Kathy
Special Brides ...
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Nov. 1 till Nov. 11
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Wednesday, october 26, 2011
Kevin Baird certified air traffic controller
community events Multiple Date Events • McConnico Library Halloween Party The library will sponsor a children’s Halloween costume party on Friday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. Parents please plan to attend. Dress in your favorite costume. A grand prize will be given. Book readings, crafts and refreshments! For information call the library at 731-645-5571. • The Christmas “Angel Tree” program Needs Sponsors The Christmas “Angel Tree” program coordinated through the McNairy County Family Resource Center is in desperate need of sponsors! Your support is greatly needed! Please consider sponsoring a child/ children or sending in a monetary donation to the Family Resource Center to help get children sponsored.
Ronnie Baird and Peggy Baird would like to announce the graduation of their son, Kevin Baird, Thursday, October 20, at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma as a Certified Air Traffic Controller, graduating with top honors in all areas. He began his career at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, where he graduated with top honors. He then attended Air Traffic Control School at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS, graduating with top honors. Kevin earned 2 college credits while at Altus Air Force Base.
• Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts For Sale The Pink Chics Relay for Life team is selling Breast Cancer Awareness shirts to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The Passion for Pink shirts come in light pink, chocolate brown and dark heather gray and are available in short and long sleeve. Prices for small thru xlarge are $12 for short sleeve and $15 for long. Add $3 to the cost for 2x
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October 29 • Fall Festival Fundraiser The Bethel Springs Church of God, 1814 Buena Vista Road, Bethel Springs, TN will be having a Fall Festival Fundraiser on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. There will be whole hog Bar-b-q, Bar-b-q Bologna by the pound, sandwich or plate, barbecue chicken, and all the trimmings. There will be a live auction, cake walk, skeet shoot, hayride, face painting and Gospel music. All proceeds will benefit the Church Building Fund. For more information, please call 731-934-7309 or 731934-9348. Come join us for a fun filled fall day. • Forty Forks Fall Festival Forty Forks Fall Festival will be Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. located at 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs. This year’s theme is: “Children Around The World”. Costume contest, food, fun, games and prizes. Eleven bible story booths, pumpkin decorating contest. Bring your pumpkin early for judging. Pastor Randy Smith. 934-7457, 610-1716. • Hallelujah Night at “The Creek” “Trunk or Treat” October 29 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Cypress Creek 1st Baptist, 14 Falcon Rd. in Selmer All ages welcome. If anyone in the community would like to decorate their trunk & join us, call the church & leave name/number & we will contact you. • Solitude Freewill Baptis Church Fall Fest Saturday, October 29, 4:00 p.m. until? Bonfire - wiener roast - chili & drinks - Hayride & fellowship • Gravel Hill Baptist Church Stew Supper Stew supper & hay ride, Saturday Oct. 29th at 5 p.m. • Fall Festival Forty Forks Baptist Church FFBC is hosting an awesome Fall Festival like none other Oct.
29 at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Children Around The World”. Costume contest, dress from your favorite country! Food, fun, games and prizes. Eleven different Bible story booths! Also there is a pumpkin-decorating contest. *(Bring your pumpkin early for judging) Something for every one! Moms & Dads too! Don’t Miss This! Pastor: Randy Smith FFBC, 672 Ed Barham RD, Bethel Springs, TN. 731934-7457 / 731-610-1716 October 30 • Forty Forks Baptist Church 5th Sunday Fellowship The 5th Sunday Fellowship Forty Forks Baptist Church will be Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. The church is located at 672 Ed Barham Road, Bethel Springs. A cookout, singing, praise and worship begins at 6 p.m. Guest singers and musicians will be Wayne Jerrolds Family Bluegrass, Amanda Harris, Jillian Garner, Union Grove Singers, The Whitten’s, Bo Jack and other favorites. Pastor Bro. Randy Smith. Music leaders: Lloyd and Brenda Watkins. For more information call (731) 610-1716, 931-7668, 934-7457. October 31 Trunk or Treat First Baptist Church Finger 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. • Old Friendship Baptist
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Church invites you to its Trunk or Treat on October 31st from 6:30 - 8:00. We will have food, fun & fellowship. (No scary costumes.) • First United Methodist Church 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free! Food, games, CANDY! • Gravel Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center from 6 - 8 p.m. November 4 • Big Yard and Bake sale Adamsville First United Methodist Church. Big Yard and Bake sale on Fr. Nov. 4th 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sat. Nov. 5th 6 a.m.- 12 noon. We will have lots of homemade baked items and Lots and lots yard sale items priced very cheap. Keep warm while you shop inside our activity building behind church. November 6 • Bethel Springs Church of God of Prophecy Building Dedication Dedication for new church activity building, Sunday, November 6. Activities begin a 10 a.m. Frog Jump Quartet featured. Fellowship dinner at noon. Dedication at 2 p.m. Everyone invited. Church located at 3886 Main Street in Bethel Springs.
Good Hope Baptist Church
678 Good Hope Church Road • Adamsville, TN (731) 632-0379
5th Sunday Night Singing & Chili Supper Sunday, October 30, 2011 Chili Supper at 4:00 p.m. and Singing at 5:00 p.m.
thru 4x. For information or to place an order please contact Kristy at 662-808-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa at 662-287-3605 or lisareneparks@ hotmail.com. • The Adamsville FFA Fall Mum Sale The Adamsville FFA is having their Fall Mum Sale fundraiser at the school. One gallon mums are $2.00 each and 3 gallon mums are $6.00. The greenhouse is open from 8-3 Monday through Friday. The colors that are available include yellow, red, and orange. For more info, call Jeff Lipford or Jason Carman at 632-3273. • Selmer Jaycee Haunted House Oct. 21-31 - Sunday - Thursday 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday - 7 p.m. until? $5 per person at the door. Located next to Fair Grounds on High School Road. Group rates available for 10 or more. Contact 731-645-1681. • SWHRA Head Start Program The SWHRA Head Start Program is accepting applications for 4 year old children to establish a waiting list and/or attend classes during the 20112012 program year. Head Start is a free preschool program for families that qualify based on income, disability, or various family circumstances. Every child deserves a HEAD START in life…please consider giving your child one by contacting Amy, the Selmer Head Start’s Family Case Manager, at 731645-8953 for Oct. 28. • McNairy County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Banquet will be held Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at McNairy County Alumni Center located at 500 Lipford Rd., Selmer. Guest speaker will be Chuck O’Bannon, producer of biographical television feature presentations from Pickwick, TN. Tickets available for a donation of $25. Contact Patricia Lee for information @ 731-9347036.
October 28 •McNairy County Democrat Party The 1st and 4th district democrats will host a dinner Friday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at the headquarters in Selmer. A meeting will follow. Come enjoy food & fellowship. A donation at the door is always appreciated. • Pick’n @ Pat’s Saturday @ 6 p.m. featuring Lauren Watkins & friends.. Bring a lawn chair & jacket. For more info, call Pat @ 645-6671. • Democrats BBQ Supper The Democratic Party will host a barbeque supper Friday, Oct. 28 at the Democrat Headquarters in Selmer beginning at 6 p.m. The meal will be free to all and all are welcome to attend. They will be serving barbeque, slaw, beans, desserts, and all the fixin’s. October 29 •Trunk or Treat McNairy County Sheriff’s Office Trunk or Treat, Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Justice Complex. Inflatable Fun House and candy. October 31 • McNairy County Health Care “Door or Treat” McNairy County Health Care Center would like to invite all the little witches, ghosts and goblins of McNairy County to join us for “Door or Treat” on Monday Oct. 31, 2011 from 7-8 pm. Our residents will anxiously await your arrival in the doors of their rooms with buckets and buckets of candy. November 3 • SHRA Commodities Distribution Southwest Human Resource Agency will be distributing commodities on Thursday, November 3 at the National Guard Armory in Selmer from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. No papers will be accepted after 12 p.m. Each person will be allowed to pick up for 2 households. November 4 • Lauren King BBQ
Fundraiser Friends of the Lauren King Ministry will be serving BBQ lunch plates at the Selmer Community Center from 10 am-1 pm. All proceeds will be used to help provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals as well as Christmas gifts for the families of the Ronald McDonald House. Individual plate tickets can be purchased at Henry Furniture, Bella Salon, Freckled Frog, West Court Choices and Freckled Frog businesses. • Fall Festival at Selmer Elementary School Food, games and prizes – Auction items, gas card giveaways, inflatable party jumpers & 1st Annual PUMPKIN SMASH – Come from 4 – 7 p.m. $10 admission per child. November 5 •McNairy Co. Fall Hog Food Festival Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at the historic Dixie Cafe Park- Selmer, TN. Cooking Competition for BBQ, Ribs, Chili, Wings & Cobblers, Entertainment. For more information, call the McNairy Regional Alliance 731-645-6360. Car Show open to all makes and models, Top 75 and Best of Show Awards. For more information on the car show call 731-697-9149. November 5 •Annual Belle & Beau Pageant Nov. 5 at 4:00 p.m. – The Marty Community Center – for girls newborn to 15 years and boys newborn to 4 years – Entry fee – pre-registered $15 and at the door $20 – to register call 632-1534, 632-3048 or 6320955. November 9 • Family Medical Leave Act WEOC Workshop Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Tennessee Technology Center at Crump. Lunch provided. RSVP by Monday, November 7 to Scott Bradford at 731-660-6604 or email scott. email@example.com
bargainistas! Fall Fashion Event
ADULT CONSIGNMENT SALE 124 West Court Ave, Selmer
SALE STARTS THURSDAY, NOV. 3! SHOP EARLY FOR THE BEST SELECTION.
Like new name brands for a fraction of the original retail price!
Drop off dates:
Thursday, Nov. 3, 4 - 6 pm for consignors Thursday, Nov. 3, 4 - 8 pm for everyone else Friday, Nov. 4, 4 - 8 pm Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 am - 2 pm Half Price Sale: Sunday, Nov. 6, 12:30 - 3:30 pm,
Sunday, Oct. 30, 12 pm - 4 pm Tuesday, Nov. 1, 4 pm - 8 pm
Stop by Bella Salon for easy instructions on how to become a consignor
Men's, women's, and maternity clothing, shoes, purses and accessories, in good condition and up to date.
645-4808 (Bella Salon) 439-5668 (Courtney)
Special featured group: Rudy Moore and the Bluegrass Pals
Sponsors: Gina Rogers Smith, Corinth Eye Clinic - Dr. Weeden, Alcorn Baptist Association, Smith Cabinet Shop Inc., S&G Gutters Co. LLC, Holly Baptist Church, Booneville Healthy Marriage Initiative, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, Magnolia Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic P.A., Subway (Arthur Enterprise, Inc.), Tate Baptist Church, Smith Drug Company, Trevor Williams - Owner, Gold Bond Pest Control, LLC.
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Burlesci nominated Volunteer of the Year By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer
Photo by Andrew Alexander
Adamsville Cardinal’s Head Manager, Ryan Burlesci operates the video camera from the sideline for playback use later from the team.
Seventeen-year-old Ryan Burlesci has been nominated as Adamsville High School Student Volunteer of the Year and was recognized last Tuesday at the Selmer Community Center during the 2011 McNairy County Citizen of the Year Banquet. Burlesci is from Fort Bragg, California, but is well-known throughout McNairy County because he has been a manager for the Adamsville Cardinals for over two years and has attended school there for four. “The jobs differ day by day depending on what needs to be done,” said Burlesci. “Some things include getting equipment to the field, sanitizing the weight room equipment, driving stuff to different parts of the school and into town, serving meals on Friday, locking up the school after league football ends, working the gate, filming the games and/or practice.” As the head manager Burlesci oversee three other managers to ensure everything goes as planned. “The duties aren’t necessarily difficult,” said Burlesci. “The job is just very time consuming. Luckily for me, I have the power to delegate any of the physically demanding work that needs to be done. Emotionally speaking, if the players or coaches are in a bad mood, the managers are too; same with good moods.” Cardinals coach Brandon
Gray thinks that Burlesci will be a great employee for someone in the near future. “He takes initiative in everything he does,” said Gray. “This year he made a work schedule for all the managers so if someone needed to work on something else the football team would be covered. Above all else, he is what we look for in our program. Ryan takes on numerous responsibilities and is very dependable.” Not only does Burlesci spend his time on the sidelines, he plays many roles such as a Volunteer at the Hardin County Fire Department, as the McNairy County Sheriff’s Explorers Youth Leader, as a tutor at the Adamsville Elementary School After-School program, as a Summer Camp Counselor at Boy Scouts of America, as Lodge Secretary at the Order of the Arrow, and has been involved in other youth scouting and community service events, such as food banks, trash cleanup, service projects, and the list goes on and on. “It is a big honor to be recognized for doing what I enjoy doing- helping people in my community,” said Burlesci. “My parents taught me since I was very young that it is important to help people that aren’t as fortunate as me. They have been involved in the scouting programs and with the volunteer fire department and have encouraged me to donate my time to those types of causes.” His family is very proud of his accomplishments and feels
that he has developed into a very honest trustworthy, responsible and caring person. “Ryan is a very hard worker,” said his mother, Carla Burlesci. “He is very dedicated to school and takes all of his jobs very seriously. He is the type of young man that is willing to help anyone in need and will volunteer his time for any cause.” Watching him grow up, his mother has noticed numerous accounts of kindness. “He donates blood, helps control traffic during accidents or community events, helps with the audio and video for a local church, and participates in many local events,” said mother Burlesci. “He is, overall, just a very helpful and friendly person. Ryan is always helping people in some way and we are very proud of him.” After graduation, Burlesci plans to follow in his mother’s footsteps and attend the University of Tennessee at Martin. “Currently I am enrolled in duel-enrollment through UT Martin,” said Burlesci. “I plan on majoring in law enforcement and sociology and also want to further my education in firefighting and getting more involved with the fire services.” The satisfaction of serving his community is more than money or recognition, but the honor of the award is very fulfilling as well. “Having received this honor has shown me that all the hard work I have done has not gone unnoticed,” said Burlesci.
Michie changes personnel policies By Janet Rail Publisher
Last Monday, Mayor Mike Glisson along with Aldermen Jim Merry, Jed Baker and Brandon Nabors had a long discussion regarding salary adjustments, personnel, payroll and mileage policies and procedures for all city employees and the manpower needs of the city water department. “We need to get the policies in place and compliant with the state and assure that going forward Nov. 1, we change to our new policies and comply with any wage and hour laws,” stated Alderman Merry. The board voted unanimously to develop new policies compliant with state laws and enforce beginning Nov 1. The board also unanimously voted to raise the current salary of Roger Jenkins, water operations manager, to $1,429 bi-weekly; Janice Durbin, city manager a $1.00 per hour raise and offer the two other city employees Anthony Durbin and Sam Denton, both water department employees, a cost
of living increase. The board discussed the continued review of all positions to assure all departments remain within budget. The board heard from citizen Karen Lange who reported a large water leak while she was on vacation for a week that caused a bill to reflect 123,000 gallons of water usage at her home with a bill of approximately $780. The board’s policy in such cases is to ask customers to pay half the bill one time during a year. Lange reported her largest water bill in the past was $80. “The meter was read, but no call was made and I would have preferred that the city disconnect my water and pay a $20 reconnect fee and I don’t want this to happen to anyone else,” Lange said. Roger Jenkins stated, “When I go by your meter the computer reads the usage but there is no way to alert me to high usage.” “Do we have a process in place at present to review bills?” stated Glisson. As reported, an employee does review all bills but the board
discovered there was a two day delay in that review and the board unanimously voted to take an additional $100 off the bill and requested the water department to look into software to prevent any reoccurrences with other customers. The board passed minutes of the Sept. 26 meeting and also discussed potential annexation west on Highway 57 but took no action. A motion was made and passed to close the Bond & Sinking Fund with a remaining 61 cent balance, Grant Fund with $1,000 balance and Volunteer Fire Department Fund, no balance reported, as requested by the auditor and operate out of the general fund. In other action the board approved the purchase of a city hall sign for the highway as citizens were stating it hard to find city hall and to purchase a previously approved flag pole to accommodate both an American and Tennessee State Flag. “We need to seek permission from the state for a road sign,” stated Baker.
NOTICE OF ELECTION
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY THE MCNAIRY COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION IS GIVING NOTICE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION, WHICH SHALL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9:00 AM AND 7:00 PM AT THE VARIOUS PRECINCTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING A PREFERENCE FOR A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF EACH POLITICAL PARTY AND DELEGATE CANDIDATES FOR THE NATIONAL CONVENTIONS. TO QUALIFY AS A DELEGATE, THE PERSON MUST FILE A NOMINATING PETITION NO LATER THAN 12:00 NOON, PREVAILING TIME ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011 WITH THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE (NASHVILLE, TN.) 615-741-7956. THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR THIS ELECTION IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012. THE ELECTION OFFICE IS LOCATED IN THE BASEMENT OF THE COURTHOUSE IN SELMER, TN. OFFICE HOURS ARE MONDAY THRU FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.. STATE LAW REQUIRES VOTERS TO HAVE PHOTO IDENTIFICATION WHEN THEY PRESENT THEMSELVES TO VOTE. THIS INCLUDES EARLY VOTING AT THE ELECTION OFFICE AND VOTING ON ELECTION DAY AT YOUR ASSIGNED POLLING PLACE. NOTICE TO THE VOTER WITH A DISABILITY AND ELDERLY PERSONS WHO ARE ELDERLY OR VOTES WITH A DISABILITY AND BELIEVE THAT THEIR POLLING PLACES ARE INACCESSIBLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO VOTE EARLY OR MAY VOTE AT THE ELECTION OFFICE ON ELECTION DAY. SUCH VOTERS INTENDING TO VOTE AT THE ELECTION OFFICE ON ELECTION DAY MUST NOTIFY THE OFFICE IN WRITING NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 25, 2012, TCA 2-3-109(2)(A).
Jenkins reported a recent random state sanitation survey of the water department reflected a score of 99. In closing the board discussed a 2003, 15-year agreement with Comcast to provide cable tv service to the city residents and failure to honor the agreement. The board plans to review this issue further and gain information from neighboring communities in a joint effort to seek resolution to added service for their community and beyond.
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SOCCER TEAMS COMPETE IN DISTRICT TOURNAMENT #2 SEED AHS AND #4 SEED MCHS TAKE ON TOUGH JACKSON OPPONENTS IN DISTRICT 15 A-AA TOURNEY PAGE 2B
Making McNairy County Sports headlines for more than 100 years
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Blocked kick saves game for Bobcats
Evolution of sports By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer
Sports have made some drastic changes over the years and not only throughout history, but in my short-lived time as well. In football, helmets are used to prevent and protect against head injury. Helmets were not part of the standard football gear until after World War II and only Amanda then the soft Lowrance leather harnessed helmets were issued. Harder leathers, cushioning, and graphics even came before plastic. About mid-twentieth century the plastic helmet was introduced with a single bar as the face mask. Many of the alumni players can probably remember wearing this type of helmet. The actual ball used in football has taken a more oval shape from the beginning watermelon form. Basketball was invented by a gym teacher who wanted to keep his class entertained on a rainy day. It was astonishing to see Michael Jordan dunk and now it’s almost unacceptable at the high school level if there is not a dunk. Jordan was even responsible for the development of longer, more comfortable basketball shorts. His thinking was that he needed bigger Chicago Bulls’ shorts to fit over his lucky North Carolina shorts. Since then, the players have not turned back and who would want to? Alexander Cartwright modernized baseball to the game it is today by setting the rules and regulations for the informal freeballers. Soccer has been around a long time and has grown in our community tremendously in the past few years. Children are playing as young as three-years-old, which is trendy now in Europe, where the game was invented. Running in general has changed with research and technology inventing a new, faster way to run over terrain with barefoot shoes. Women’s sports have certainly come a long way. Competition sports in America began with tennis and baseball in the early 1880s. Finally, in April 1996, the Women’s National Basketball Association was formed and the women took the court the next year. Softball was introduced with a boxing glove and a broom handle on Thanksgiving day during a football game in 1887. Today the game can be followed and watched on television along with many other variations of sports. It’s remarkable just how far each sport has changed and for the better. With electronics and technology advancing, there’s no end to what sports can become. Ten years from now our current progression will only be a part of history.
By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer
Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance
Bobcat Quarterback Hayden Kiestler (10) gets good protection from Kennon Strickland (66) and Louie Garland (60) as he gets the ball to his running back.
The McNairy Central Bobcats blocked a kick in the final minutes to preserve a 14-12 win over the FayetteWare Wildcats in Somerville, Tenn. last Friday. The game resulted in a very close match-up and the Bobcats had to fight for the win. Fayette-Ware had not won a game all year and came out determined to get a win on their senior night. “With the adversity that we had, it was a tribute for [our players] to keep coming back time after time,” said Glover. “Some things we did to ourselves, there were some bad calls, and plays that the other team made that just kept putting us behind the eight ball. We just kept fighting and coming back to it.” Bobcat Jacob Williams kicked off the game after the Wildcats won the coin toss and elected to receive. The ball changed hands several
times throughout the game with fumbles and turnovers on downs. The first quarter ended with no score from either team. Quarterback Hayden Kiestler delivered a 23-yard pass to the end zone to Juan Macias for the first touchdown. Williams extra point attempt slammed into the upright and the PAT was no good. The Bobcats led the game 6-0 with over four minutes remaining in the second quarter. Kiestler intercepted a long pass intended for a Wildcat and returned the ball 52-yards for McNairy Central’s second touchdown. The Bobcats lined up for a two-point conversion attempt, which was ran in by Jack Smith and the score was set at 14-0 with over two minutes left in the first half. On the next play, Kiestler was carried out of the game by Coach Glover and the athletic trainer with an injury after a hard hit on the field.
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Cardinals stay red-hot on Senior Night By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
It was Senior Night at Lendon Martin Memorial Stadium last Friday night and the future 2012 graduates finished an impressive regular season 9-1 after a 38-22 win over the McKenzie Rebels. The careers of 19 senior football players, 16 senior band members, and one senior cheerleader were celebrated before the game began. Cardinal Head Coach Brandon Gray had a strong message for his team leading up to what was arguably the Cardinals’ biggest game of the year. It was a message that he delivered not just this week, but 655 days before when Adamsville began preparing for their next season after a 46-20 loss to the Rebels in the 2009 State Playoff Quarterfinals. His message was, “If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. If you aren’t the best, you better find out in a hurry how good the best is because that’s how good you have to become. You can’t be afraid of competition.” There was no fear in the eyes of the Cardinal players last Friday. They came out focused and red-hot, bolting out of the gates to a 7-0 lead. AHS partially blocked McKenzie’s first punt of the game, giving the Cardinals great field position to start their first drive. Adamsville capitalized when Dalton Plunk hooked up with senior Josh Shoate for a 33-yard pass that gave the Cardinals possession on the 2-yard-line. Zak Neary got the call on first-and-goal and pounded home a touchdown run with 6:50 to play in the first quarter. The Cardinal defense forced a threeand-out on McKenzie’s next offensive possession and Adamsville went down the field for a 10-play, 65-yard drive, resulting in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Plunk to senior Jalen Kendall who jumped over two Rebel defenders to make the catch. Dustin Plunk made his second successful PAT and AHS led 14-0 with 0:42 remaining in the first quarter. The Rebels answered back and cut the Cardinals’ lead to 14-7 after moving the ball well on their third possession, scoring on a short touchdown run with 7:00 left in the first half.
Adamsville did not waver after the Rebel scoring drive. Shoate leaped over a McKenzie defensive back to catch Plunk’s second down pass and dashed to the end zone for a 71-yard touchdown. Dustin Plunk’s PAT split the uprights and the Cardinals were up 21-7 with 6:01 to play in the second quarter. The Rebels got on the scoreboard again but Adamsville managed to tack on three more points with a Dustin Plunk field goal as time expired in the first half with the Cardinals leading 2414. Neary shed several tackles on his way to a 41-yard touchdown run on Adamsville’s third play of second half. Dustin Plunk converted his fourth consecutive extra point attempt and AHS was up 3114 less than two minutes into the third quarter. Senior Drake Fox ended McKenzie’s ensuing drive by sacking the Rebel quarterback on third down to force a punt. Adamsville’s next possession began on the Cardinal 43-yard-line. After a fourth-down conversion, Taylor Alexander broke into the end zone on a 1-yard touchdown run. Dustin Plunk finished his night’s work with his fifth PAT, giving AHS a 38-14 lead with 3:49 remaining in the third quarter. The Rebels did not give up and scored another touchdown, cutting the lead to 38-20. Adamsville’s offense could not get going on their next drive and was forced to punt for the first time in the game. A bad snap on the punt sailed out of the back of the end zone, giving the Rebels a safety and two more points, but they would be the last McKenzie would enjoy as time expired in the fourth quarter with Adamsville leading by 16. “[McKenzie] is good year in and good year out. That’s where our program wants to be,” said Gray. “We want people to say the same thing about Adamsville.” Shoate caught four passes for 108 yards and a touchdown, giving the senior five touchdowns and 414 yards receiving. Kendall caught four passes for 54 yards and a touchdown, giving him 364 yards receiving and eight touchdowns in
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Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Senior Cardinal cheerleader Victoria Johnson stands with mother, Sherri Wilkins Johnson and father, Donnie Johnson during Senior Night ceremonies last Friday Night. Johnson is the only senior cheerleader for Cardinal athletics in 2011.
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
AHS’s champion Marching Band and Color Guard seniors pose before Senior Night ceremonies commence last Friday night.(Front) Jordan Hollin, Valerie Yaney, Tessa Lipford, Chloe Mullis, Hannah Pickens, Kelsey Young (Back) Kayci Henline, Sarah Varden, Hunter Hill, Justin Carlisle, Jacob Littlejohn, Justin Calkins, Jacob Kee, Cherish Garner, Deanna Smith, Cayla Infield
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Fifteen senior Cardinal football players stand on their sideline on Senior Night in front of their fans, waiting for the return of the game’s four senior captains Kasey Hurley, Blake Edwards, Drake Fox, and John Blakley to return from the coin toss so they could begin their huge matchup with the McKenzie Rebels last Friday night.
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Tournament rollercoaster for Lady Cats soccer By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
The McNairy Central Lady Bobcats experienced the highs and lows of the post-season within a week with a 9-0 victory over the Jackson Central-Merry Cougars Oct. 18 and then an 11-0 loss against the Madison Mustangs last Thursday in the 15 A-AA District Tournament. The tournament jumped off to an exciting start with twelve teams in the running for a district championship; Madison Academic, Trinity Christian Academy, Adamsville, Scotts Hill, JCM, Kingsbury, Sacred Heart, Chester County, Liberty Tech., Jackson South Side, and Lexington. The win acquired at home Oct.18 against the Cougars had the Lady Bobcats ready to plow through the competition. “This was a good team up game before we played Madison on Thursday night,” said Coach Jerry Lott. “Everyone had a chance to play.” Mallorie Sweat scored the first goal six minutes into the contest, and Shawna Roten followed behind her with a goal two minutes later. Sweat made a second goal in the 25th minute and Ana Whitten kicked one in at the 33 minute mark. Kindra Brown set the halftime score at 5-0 on a goal assisted by Breanna Burge at three minutes before halftime. Sarah Lambert filled in for Goalie Laralee Williams, who was out with an injury, and held
the Lady Cougars scoreless with two saves in the first half. After the break, Jasmine Sanders, assisted by Rebekah Lowrie, scored her first goal of the game after eight shots on the goal; Lowrie scored her first goal as well. Frakia Robinson scored a goal on an assist from Haven Phelps and Sanders scored her second goal in the 58th minute. Brown tried her hand at goalie during the second half and picked up one save. The team had a total of 32 shots on goal against JCM, while the Lady Cougars only had five shots on goal. After the win, the Lady Bobcats held an overall record of 4-8-1. “We beat the rain,” said Coach Julie Sweat. “Overall it was a good day to play soccer.” On day two of the district tournament last Thursday, the Lady Bobcats lost to the number one seeded Madison Mustangs 11-0. At the half the Lady Mustangs had built an 8-0 lead. Sweat got a turn at goalkeeper and gave McNairy Central a whopping 19 saves. The Lady Cats were unable to score with only four shots on goal and Madison remained solid throughout the game with 32 shots on goal. “Madison has a really strong team with good shooters and a good defense,” said Lott. “Coach Sweat and I are proud of our effort and our three seniors; Ana Whitten, Kindra Brown, and Sarah Hunter.” The Lady Bobcats finished the 2011 Soccer Season with an overall record of 4-9-1.
Senior Brittany Lambert sends a corner kick toward the Lion penalty box during Adamsville’s second round district tournament matchup against Trinity Christian.
Lady Lions oust Lady Cards By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Cold weather, a short bench, and injuries all played a role in the Adamsville Lady Cardinal soccer team’s second round exit in the District 15 A-AA Tournament last Thursday. AHS fell to Trinity Christian Academy 1-0 on a cold and windy afternoon behind Adamsville Elementary School. “Tough game on the offensive side. We had to move people around and it affected our play,” said District 15 A-AA Coach of the Year Rebecca Ashe about her team’s performance. “We did a good job on defense, and the goal they scored was on a questionable call.” The lone goal of the game was scored by a TCA striker that was awarded a free-kick after being tripped up in the
Cardinal penalty box seconds before the end of the first half. Adamsville struggled to maintain possession during the match, making it difficult to get shots on goal. Midway through the second half, the Cardinals seemed to feel the pressure mounting as the time ran down, but despite their best efforts, could not muster an equalizing goal. Senior Brittany Lambert was injured late in the match attempting to put a shot on goal for AHS. Lambert’s injury occurred while fighting for possession of the ball deep in Lion territory, and she was carried off the field by her fellow seniors. Goalkeeper Olivia Wright played a good game in the net and was credited with six saves, but the Lady Cardinals only managed one shot on goal in the match because of the pesky Lady Lion defense.
Adamsville went into the match as the 2nd seeded team in the district’s South Division, earning them a bye in the first round and home-field advantage in the second round. TCA defeated Scotts Hill in the first round of the tournament before beating the Lady Cardinals last Thursday. “This has been a great season and [we] look forward to next year,” Ashe said. The loss ended AHS’s season with an 8-4 record. The Cardinals forced 37 goals in the 2011 season and allowed only 17. Adamsville bid farewell to four seniors (Lambert, Chloe Mullis, Kristina Milford, and Bethany Debok) after the loss. “We are going to miss our seniors and wish them the best,” said Ashe. “I would like to thank Coach White for all his efforts,” and “Thanks to the parents for all they have done this season.”
Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance
McNairy Central’s Mallorie Sweat races and fights off the Lady Cougars for possession in the Lady Bobcats’ 9-0 victory over Jackson Central-Merry.
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2011 Independent Appeal College Football Pick’em Week #8 Results: USC 31, Notre Dame 17; LSU 45, Auburn 10; Clemson 59, North Carolina 38; Miami (FL) 24, Georgia Tech 7; Alabama 37, Tennessee 6 Week #9 Games: Illinois @ Penn St., Oklahoma @ Kansas St., Georgia vs Florida, Clemson @ Georgia Tech, Stanford @ USC
AHS Head Coach Brandon Gray
AHS Asst. Coach Renard Woodmore
2011 Record: 26-14
2011 Record: 25-15
Week #8: 3-2 Week #9 Picks:
Week #8: 4-1 Week #9 Picks:
Penn St. Oklahoma Georgia Clemson Stanford
Penn St. Oklahoma Florida Clemson Stanford
“Notre Dame is a joke.”
“Mr. Luck will continue to put up Heisman-like numbers and gets the win.”
MCHS Head Coach Jim Glover
MCHS Asst. Coach Brandon Alldredge
2011 Record: 23-17
2011 Record: 28-12
2011 Record: 30-10
Week #8: 4-1 Week #9 Picks:
Week #8: 5-0 Week #9 Picks:
Penn St. Oklahoma Florida Clemson Stanford
Penn St. Kansas St. Georgia Clemson Stanford
Week #8: 3-2 Week #9 Picks: Penn St. Oklahoma Georgia Clemson Stanford “Stoops will not lose two in a row,” and “Dabo has the Tigers playing great.”
Sports Writer Andrew Alexander
“Seeing the Sooners fall apart in Norman makes me think K-State can beat OU in Manhattan.”
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sportsbriefs McNairy County Basketball Jamboree McNairy County junior high and middle school teams will compete in the annual preseason basketball jamboree at Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School on Nov. 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Girls’ and boys’ teams from Adamsville, Bethel Springs, Michie, Ramer, and Selmer will play two games, each lasting 10 minutes, to prepare for the regular season that beings Nov. 3. SNA Begins Soccer Season After a successful baseball season, Special Needs Athletics–Selmer is proud to announce the start of its next sport for Special Needs Athletes! SNA – Selmer Soccer will begin games on Monday, November 14 at 6:30pm. All games will be played at the Selmer Community Center at 230 N. 5th Street in Selmer. The games will run for six weeks with the last game being played on December 19th. If you have a special needs athlete that is not currently signed up, signups will be Monday night, Nov. 1st, from 6-7:30 p.m.
at the Selmer Community Center. For more information you may contact Linda Taylor at(731)610-7557. SNA – Selmer is looking forward to a season of soccer that is as fun and successful as the baseball season was! Everyone is invited to come and cheer on these great athletes! Selmer Fall Sports Signups The Selmer Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking signups for basketball. The deadline for basketball sign-ups is Oct. 31. Register during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Selmer Community Center. TDWA Wrestling TDWA Wrestling will host an event every Saturday night at the Selmer Jaycees Building. Bell time is 7 p.m., and the doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 6 and under get in for free. Come enjoy some great family fun with the stars of TDWA Wrestling.
MCHS, AHS Edward Jones Players of the Week
Pick’em games all one sided contests By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
All of this week’s outcomes were decided by at least two touchdowns, providing a less than thrilling group of games for a pickers to choose from. Despite the lopsided scores, Tammy Hampton Moore was able to piece together a perfect set of picks in Week #8 of the Independent Appeal’s 2011 College Football Pick’em. Moore finished the week 5-0, matching my score, but out-picking all of our coaches to win a $50 gift certificate to Saw Meal Restaurant in Adamsville. Assistant coaches Renard Woodmore and Brandon Alldredge both missed on Notre Dame to finish 4-1, and head coaches Brandon Gray and Jim Glover failed to choose USC and Miami (FL), giving them each a 3-2 record to close out the week. Clemson and North Carolina nearly broke the scoreboard by putting up a combined 97 points to open Saturday’s action with a bang. The Tigers, aided by the Tar Heel’s six turnovers, defeated UNC 59-38. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets dropped their second straight ACC battle effectively removing themselves from the top 25. The resurgent Miami Hurricanes capsized the Rambling Wreck’s triple-option offense and beat Georgia Tech 24-7. LSU cruised into their bye week before their huge matchup with Alabama by crushing Auburn at home. The Tigers’ defense held War Eagle to three points through the first 57 minutes of the contest in rout to a 45-10 victory. The Crimson Tide were deadlocked with the Volunteers at halftime, but Tennessee’s lack of depth up front
crippled their upset attempt as Alabama rolled to a 37-6 win in the second half. Closing out Week #8’s games, the Trojans, led by Matt Barkley and Robert Woods, stifled Fighting Irish fans in South Bend as USC took the Jeweled Shillelagh from Notre Dame with a 31-17 thumping. Next weekend’s set of games are sure to be entertaing to watch. Living legend Joe Paterno and the Penn State Nittany Lions look to stay perfect and in the first place in the Leaders Division of the Big Ten as they host an Illinois team coming off two consecutive losses. Oklahoma will try to shake off their tough loss to Texas Tech and remain relevant in the BCS discussion when they travel to the Little Appeal (Manhattan, Ks.) to take on the surprisingly undefeated Kansas State Wildcats. The Georgia Bulldogs will attempt to bury the Gators and take another step toward the SEC East Championship in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Florida comes into the rivalry game losers of three straight. Georgia Tech needs to get back on track for a chance to play in the ACC Championship, but the conference’s top team, 8-0 Clemson, does not plan on being stung by the Yellow Jackets. Rounding up Week #9’s lineup is Heisman front-runner, Andrew Luck, and his Stanford Cardinal team who will collide with Lane Kiffin’s Trojans, who look to pick up their second consecutive upset victory. Those interested in playing along for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Saw Meal Restaurant should log onto Facebook, “like” the Independent Appeal, submit their picks on the 2011 College Football Pick’em post for Week #9, and hope they are good enough to best our coaches.Sta
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Week #9: Area High School Football Results Team-Result (Overall, District) Adamsville- 38 (9-1, 4-0) McKenzie- 22 (5-4, 3-1) McNairy Central- 14 (2-7, 2-3) Fayette-Ware- 12 (0-9, 0-6)
Hardin County- 51 (3-6, 0-3) Lawrence County- 34 (1-8, 0-4) Lexington-27 (9-0, 6-0) Bolivar Central- 20 (6-3, 4-2) Liberty Tech.- 53 (6-3, 5-1) Jackson Central-Merry- 18 (2-7, 1-5) Chester County- 20 (7-2, 4-2) Jackson South Side- 0 (4-5, 2-4) Riverside-42 (3-6, 2-1) Greenfield-14 (0-9, 0-5) Hollow Rock-Bruceton- 14 (4-5, 0-4) Trinity Christian- 7 (2-7, 1-2)
(Top) Bobcat senior quarterback Hayden Kiestler is awarded Player of the Week honors by Edward Jones representative Sam Vise after completing a 23-yard passing touchdown, intercepting a pass and returning it for a 52-yard touchdown, and recording three tackles and two pass deflections against Fayette-Ware last Friday night. (Middle) Cardinal senior Josh Shoate accepts Co-Player of the Week Honors from Edward Jones representative Sam Vise for his performance in last Friday night’s win of McKenzie. Shoate caught four passes for 108 yards receiving and one touchdown against the Rebels. (Bottom) Adamsville’s sophomore running back Zak Neary receives the Edward Jones game ball by Sam Vise for being named AHS’s Co-Player of the Week. Neary finished the game with 180 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
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Hometown heroes visit SNA for last game of season
Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance
After trick-or-treating the bases and meeting National Guardsmen, rescue workers, police officers, helicopter pilots, and Selmer Mayor David Robinson the young athletes gleefully gather with volunteers in their costumes to commemorate their big night. By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer
Selmer introduced Special Needs Athletics in late September and their first season came to an end last Tuesday with a Halloween celebration and a visit from local heroes. Patriot Park flooded with people as SNA-Selmer’s fall sports season came to an end. The Tennessee National Guard from Selmer and Henderson, McNairy Regional EMS, Selmer Police Department, Selmer Fire Department, Hospital Wing, Special Needs Athletics out of Jackson, Tenn., Selmer Mayor David Robinson, and Freed-Hardeman groups attended and greeted the children with kindness and candy. “For our first SNA season we are all very pleased,” said Selmer Parks and Recreation Director Sybil Dancer. “It’s the best blessing in the world. To watch them play, it’s the warmest feeling you’ll ever get. This was just a big special night for them on their last night.” Dancer had the park decked with Halloween floats and décor and was handing out free food and drinks under the pavilion.
Mayor Robinson presented trophies to the SNA athletes and many of the other fall sports teams joined in on the fun. “The season was wonderful,” said SNA-Selmer leader, Linda Taylor. “We had a lot of community support. We had a short season, but a wonderful season. There were some tears shed here tonight, but I was amazed at the public and the volunteers. The world needs a lot more of this.” SNA in Jackson has continued to grow and venture into basketball, mini golf, baseball, and bowling. Selmer is expanding and plans to kick off indoor soccer starting Nov. 14. It will run for six weeks until the holiday season approaches. A bowling season is also in the works and donations are being made for mini golf. “It’s going to grow,” said Taylor. “We always need donations.” For many years parents drove to Jackson from surrounding areas, including Selmer to compete in special needs athletics, and finally the community has welcomed and provided much needed support for a local SNA program.
Several volunteer groups ventured out to Patriot Park Monday, Oct. 17 to lend a helping hand. Freed-Hardeman social groups Theta Nu and Xi Chi Delta were two of the groups that came to assist the special needs athletes. Also, two local Selmer girls’ softball teams; Dr. Bartz’ team coached by Adam and Meg Day and Tull Body Shop, coached by Dustin and Misty Brown came to enjoy the fun. It was hard to determine who was having the most fun, the SNA players or the volunteers. Everyone was having a great time and it was truly a wonderful sight to see so many individuals helping the players as they hit and rounded the bases. The SNA organization would like to thank everyone who came out to support these amazing athletes.
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Ramer Youth Soccer
Photos by Elizabeth Cruz
Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance
Ramer youth soccer players from several age groups hit the field last Saturday for a day of full of fun, friendship, and competition.
McNairy Central’s Jarrett Mood (9) finds a hole in the Wildcat defense with blocking from Justin Sutton (25) in the Bobcats’ 14-12 victory over Fayette-Ware.
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The clock ran out after the snap and the Wildcats were able to get a pass completion to the end zone for their first touchdown. Their attempt for a two-point conversion was stopped by the Bobcat defense and the score at halftime was 14-6. Fayette-Ware recognized their seniors at halftime and gave a full-on band performance for the attendees. McNairy received the kickoff and made their way to the goal line. The referees showered the field with flags in the third and neither team could score in the third quarter and so the score stood at 14-6. The Wildcats made a comeback and put a lot of pressure on McNairy Central after a touchdown with over eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Bobcats prevented them from tying the game with a two-point conversion by stopping the Wildcats dead in their tracks. With less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter, Fay-
ette-Ware got one last chance and elected to kick a field goal on fourth down from the 20-yard-line. Coach Glover called a timeout and huddled his team up to construct a game plan. “We talked about how we wanted to do it and we wanted to do it to make sure we came from the wide side of the field because the ball had to travel at that angle,” said Glover. “We had two linemen, Cooper Davis and D.J. Lynum lined up on the guard and then we had Hayden Kiestler and Casey Aiken coming off the edges. With all four of them, everyone got on it and we made a great play.” The Bobcats darted off the line when the ball was snapped and blocked the game winning field goal. After the turnover on downs, Kiestler took a knee to run out the clock. The crowd and players celebrated a nailbiting 14-12 win over FayetteWare. Macias was the receiving leader with one catch of 23 yards and a touchdown. Smith was the rushing leader with seven carries for
104 yards and scored on a twopoint conversion. He also had six tackles on defense. Justin Sutton had nine carries for 25 yards and Kiestler had two carries for 10 yards. Kiestler also completed one of two passes for 23 yards and a touchdown, and had two tackles and returned an interception for a 52-yard touchdown on defense. Kerby Gray led on defense with 12 tackles and Grant Saum was right behind him with nine. Coach Glover wore the renowned argyle pants, which has given the Bobcats a running record of 2-1. “We are going to keep the pants,” said Glover. “Lexington is the best team in the state. It’s a good opportunity for our kids to go in there and play and have fun. We have nothing to lose. We got everything in the world to gain, so the pressure is on them. We are excited for the opportunity.” McNairy Central holds a 2-7 season record and will play their last game Friday on the road against the top-ranked, undefeated Lexington Tigers.
AHS Cardinals host tennis tournament By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Seniors Trae Smalley and Blake Edwards flatten defenders to clear a path for Zak Neary who slips past a Rebels’ defense on his way to 180 rushing yards against McKenzie.
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his senior season. Alexander rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown, giving the senior six touchdowns in 2011. Senior Josh Burks led the Cardinals with 12 tackles on defense, amounting a team leading 57 for the season. Senior Chase Gunn racked up nine tackles and senior Blake Edwards accounted for eight. Senior Kasey Hurley had an interception, recorded four tackles, giving him 51 in 2011, and was also credited with a blocked punt. Fox had four tackles and a sack, and seniors John Blakley and Seth Killingsworth also picked up four tackles apiece. Drew Griswell finished the contest with two and Blake Elrod had one. Neary led the Cardinals with 180 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries, giving the sophomore halfback over 1000 yards on the ground and eight touchdowns in 2011. Plunk completed eight passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 13 touchdowns and over 730 yards through the air on the season. Jonah Lusk caught his first pass of the season, netting eight yards for the junior. Josh Lunsford finished the game with seven tackles and the season with 29. John Reed Odom recorded two tackles and intercepted his fourth pass of the season. Bradley Hornbuckle finished with four tackles, giving him 25 in the regular season. During the 2011 regular season, Adamsville’s offense forced a total of 328 points, and the defense gave up only 132. The Cardinal’s’ average
margin of victory was 22.4 points, and AHS outscored opponents 212-57 in the first half. “We’ve got a lot of guys out there that have been in the fire before,” said Defensive Coordinator Renard Woodmore about the defense’s stellar performance this season. “I contribute it to being in the system for so long that they know exactly what to do and where they need to be.” AHS finished the regular season ranked 6th in Class 2A, and 5th in the Jackson Sun’s Dirty Dozen. The win was enough to etch a Class 2A State Playoff first round bye in stone for the Cardinals, which allows two weeks of prep time for the Adamsville coaches to ready their team for the playoffs with their regular season bye falling on the last week of the season. The Cardinals have no way of knowing who they will face in the playoffs, but the coaching staff is certain their team will be prepared. “We’re going to prepare for everybody like they’re the Chicago Bears,” Woodmore said. “We’re going to come out and be prepared each and every week. We’re not going to take anything for granted.” The 2011 Cardinals have truly become a tight flock, helping them soar through a tough schedule nearly unscathed, but what’s most important to them is not who scored how many touchdowns or which guy has the most tackles. What’s important to them is that they win and they do it together. “Nobody is selfish. These guys are rooting for each other and they want to see each other do well,” said Gray. “It’s hard to find a team that honestly cares about each other, but I really think this team does.”
Adamsville High School’s tennis program held its bi-annual open tennis tournament at Buford Pusser Memorial Park Oct. 14-16. The Cardinals have hosted the tournament for 11 years, once in fall and once in spring, to raise funds for their season that begins in March. The weather during the weekend-long event was spectacular with temperatures in the 70’s and hardly a cloud in the sky. The fall tournament is usually played in September, but court repairs were needed this year and AHS Tennis Coach Michael Harvill had to push back the starting date. “It’s okay. It’s not quite as big as others but good enough to have a good tournament. You can’t beat this weather. This is great. Perfect,” Harvill said about the turnout and the clear blue skies accompanied by a light breeze. Martin and Marta Mazanek placed first in Mixed Doubles, and Robert Hand and Anne Carter placed second. Alex and Sasha Kluyenko placed first in the Men’s ‘B’ Doubles, and Steve Wood and Cannon Anthony placed second. In Men’s ‘A’ Doubles Preston Wade and Brandon Gardener defeated Harvill and Martin Mazanek (4-6, 6-3, 6-2). In Women’s Doubles Ali Gean and Maddie Wilson defeated Taylor Heavener and Madison Mayhall (4-6, 7-6, 6-2). In Men’s ‘A’ Singles Harvill defeated Preston Wade (6-2, 7-5). In Men’s ‘B’ Singles Adrian Martin defeated Anthony Trumble (6-2, 6-2). Harvill was appreciative of the support the team receives each year from the community. “The AHS tennis team would like to thank all who played in the tournament, contributed to the tennis team, and continue to support the team in many ways,” said Harvill. “We truly have some good people supporting Adamsville tennis.”
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Anthony Trumble returns a volley during his match in Adamsville tennis team’s bi-annual tennis tournament Oct. 15.
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MCNAIRY COUNTY CHURCH DIRECTORY Locke Rd. Baptist Locke Road, Selmer Jim Outland, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. / Wed. 7 p.m.
Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Lighthouse Baptist Church 1780 Mulberry Ave. Selmer Jorgen Runquest, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.
Baptist: Freewill: Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist 1030 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Interim Pastor: Bro. Jetta Forsythe
Primitive Baptist: Better Hope Primitive Baptist 4235 Leapwood-Enville Rd., Adamsville Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service, preaching at 11 a.m.
Adamsville Freewill Baptist Church Old Shiloh Road Adamsville, TN 38310 Marcus Morrow, Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m. Selmer Primitive Baptist Church Sunday night 5:00 p.m. (with exception of 1st & 3rd Sunday) 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3:00 p.m., Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor Wednesday night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.m. Solitude Freewill Baptist Church 414 Meeks Rd., Adamsville Shane Thompson, Pastor Sunday: 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Southern: Central Baptist Church 675 Dowty Road, Selmer Bro. Oscar White, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Independent: Calvary Baptist Church Hwy. 22 North, Adamsville Pastor: Jimmy Cates Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.
Falcon Baptist Church 777 Falcon Rd., Selmer Bro. Mark Hoover, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Adamsville 222 West Main Street, Adamsville Phil Mitchell, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m.
Unity Baptist Church Unity Church Road, Ramer Dr. Ronald Meeks, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
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Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Ray Wilson, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Cypress Tank Church of Christ 2645 Cypress Tank Rd., Pocahontas Dr. Brian Jackson, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Eastside Church of Christ 1366 E. Poplar, Selmer Luke DeLavergne, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Good Hope Baptist 678 Good Hope Church Rd., Adamsville Tim Elrod, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Fourth Street Church of Christ 142 N. Fourth St., Selmer Jeremy Weekley, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Liberty Church of Christ 1005 North Liberty Road Michie, TN 38357 731-239-4500 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.
Gravel Hill Baptist Church 86 Tom Baker Rd., Ramer Pastor: Bro. Eric Jones Church Phone: 645-6776 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
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Stantonville Church of Christ 8228 Hwy. 142, Stantonville Larry Redmond, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Lakeview Baptist Church 877 W. Cherry, Selmer Bro. Harold King Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday: 10:15 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:15 p.m. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Spr. Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m Wednesday: 7 p.m.
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Church of God: Bethel Springs Church of God 1814 Buena Vista Rd., Bethel Springs Aaron Moss, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy, TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Center Ridge Pentecostal Church of God 910 Center Ridge Rd., Bethel Springs Rev. Terry Resley, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 Sunday Morning Service: 10:45 Sunday Night Service: 5:30 Wednesday: 7:00
New Vision Baptist Church 65 Linsey Lane, Selmer George Kyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m. Sunday Night: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Piney Grove Church of God 888 Rose Creek Rd., Selmer Rev. Tracy Sanders, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
First Christian Church 133 N. Third St., Selmer Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
City of Refuge Church 300 Emmons Rd., Selmer C.A. “Skeet” Jackson, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Faith Pointe Church 440 Hwy. 64, Adamsville Marcus Whitman, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Mt. Vinson United Methodist 2100 Tommy Sanders Rd, Stantonville Glen Scott, Pastor Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15
Church of God of Prophecy 3886 Main St., Bethel Springs James Lawson, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 7p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. For info call 731-434-0097 www.onechurchnow.com
Pentecostal: Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.
Michie Church of God of Prophecy 6681 Hwy. 57 East, Michie Roy Bennett, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Cumberland Presbyterian: Court Ave. Cumberland Presbyterian Church 234 W. Court Ave., Selmer Ben Luttrell, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.
First United Pentecostal Eastview 7810 Hwy 45 S., Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Monday: 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7:15 p.m.
Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m.
New Salem Cumberland Presbyerian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Gateway Holiness Chapel 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Michael Price, Pastor Sunday: 2 p.m. Thursday: 7 p.m.
World of Truth Church Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Larry Cooksey, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. God’s Way Church 1121 Peach Street, Selmer Kerry Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Thursday night: 7 p.m.
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Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church USA 800 Poplar Ave., Selmer Dr. James Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.
Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 1318 Poplar (Hwy. 64) • Selmer, TN 38375 Telephone: 731-645-4188 Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor
Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 265, Selmer Rev. Mike Pilcher, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: Supper 6:15 p.m. & Studies 7 p.m.
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Roman Catholic: St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st. Saturday: 8 a.m.
Lebanon United Methodist Church 250 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.
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Seventh-Day Adventist: Bethel Springs Seventh Day Adventist 4352 Main St., Bethel Springs John Johnston, Pastor Saturday Worship: 9 a.m. Sabbath School: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
New Hope United Methodist Church Sticine Road Michie, TN Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. David Harstin, Pastor
Stantonville United Methodist Church 8351 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN David Harstin, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
222 West Main St. • Adamsville, TN • 632-3787 Phil Mitchell, Pastor • Join us on Wed. nights for our 5:30 meal followed by Team Kid (Preschool - 6th Grade) @ 6:30. Youth & Adult @ 6:45. Sunday worship: 8:15, 10:30 & 6:15. Sunday Sch. 9:30
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A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Believers’ Church 1431 Peach St., Selmer Bill Linam, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Pebble Hill Methodist Ch. 2768 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Rev. Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.
Petra Ministries Church 393 S. 6th Street Selmer, TN 38375 Phone 731-434-1002 Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday Night: 6:00 P.M. Thursday Bible Study: 7:00 P.M. Pastors, Paul and Bonnie Young
Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Paul Henley, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.
Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Rev. Dr. Larry W. (Bud) Sizemore Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Harvest Evangelistic Intl. Ministries Inc. 349 Old Hwy 45 S, Guys Roger Reece, Pastor Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m.
Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. www.lifewindchurch.com
Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Highway 57 West Ramer, TN Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Moores School House Full Gospel Fellowship Church 115 Tull Road, Selmer 731-646-1837 David Paseur, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Harvest Bible College
Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.
Bethel Springs United Pentecostal 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs Jeff Young, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church New Bethel Road Rev. Jeff Powell Worship Service: 9:45 a.m.
Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy. 45 S., Selmer Donald Woods, Minister
Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Nate Penland, Pastor Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:15 p.m.
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Church of God of Prophecy Hwy. 22 N., Adamsville Butch Kephart, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Church of Christ: Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy. 22 S., Michie Joe Story, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Joy Foster Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Sulphur Springs United Methodist Located on Sulphur Springs Rd., Selmer Jim Barber, Pastor Children’s Church: 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Union Grove United Methodist Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday School: 10:20 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:20 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study: 6 p.m.
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Church of God of Prophecy 1642 Curtis Hill Church Rd., Bethel Springs Richard Horner, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville Bro. David Simmons, Pastor
Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Covenant Baptist Church 6515 Hwy 57 East, Michie, TN 38357 Pastor: K. Brian Rainey Music & Youth Director: Cameron Miller Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7:00 p.m.
Ramer Baptist Church 3899 Hwy. 57 West, Ramer James Young, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Selmer 310 W. Court Avenue, Selmer Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.
Clear Creek Baptist Church 1728 Lawton Rd., Selmer Chuck Castles, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 8:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church Finger Finger-Leapwood Rd., Finger Rev. Bobby Bray Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.
Eastview Baptist Church Hwy. 45 S., Eastview, TN Rob Burnes, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Michie 5658 Hwy 22 S., Michie Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.
Chewalla Baptist Church 190 Chewalla St., Ramer Richard Doyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Fellowship Baptist Church 1308 High School Rd., Selmer Pastor: J.D. Matlock Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Pleasant Site Baptist Church 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs 142 Jackson St., Bethel Springs Ben Martin, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.
Chapel Hill Baptist 6371 Vernie Kirk Rd., Pocahontas Bro. Frank Bell, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. • Wed.: 7:00 p.m.
Faith Baptist Church 1301 Peach St., Selmer Dr. S. Freed Ware, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Cypress Creek First Baptist Church 14 Falcon St., Selmer Pastor: Clifford Wynn Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sun. 10 a.m. / Wed. 7 p.m.
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One-to-One: preparing kids for the future MCHS Principal’s List and Honor Roll By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
It is the goal of the One-to-One program to put laptops for students in every classroom, according to Terry Burns, technology coordinator for the McNairy County school system. The program has been thrust into the news recently when Selmer Mayor David Robinson proposed that water bills be rounded up to the nearest dollar and half of the proceeds go to this program and half go to “last dollar” scholarships for county college seniors. “Every child in this county should have a laptop,” Burns said. The goals of the program are even more ambitious than this. “We have to teach students how to learn,” Burns said. The program also includes cooperative learning, project-based learning, creative learning and higher-order skills. Program computer technician Leigh Ann Boyd touts the instructional styles of the program. “Sometimes they may not get it if you are constantly drilling it or telling them, but when they can put their hands on it and actually do something, you learn better,” she said. “It’s something all children need,” Burns said. The program started about four years ago. It began in the fifth through eighth grades, where research shows it works best, Burns said. It currently covers fifth and sixth graders, a few eighth graders and some freshmen, sophomores and seniors at both Adamsville and McNairy Central high schools. It is now in 40 classrooms of about
25-30 students each, Burns said. The One-to-One program is in a variety of types of classrooms, including special education and alternative and transition classrooms. “We just don’t have it to enough people,” Burns said. The technology and instructional methods of the program are being used in science, English, math and history classes. This style of instruction is so effective that students sometimes know more than the teachers, Burns said. One benefit of the program is that it cuts down on absenteeism and keeps kids out of trouble, Burns said. “You don’t have as many discipline problems, truancy problems because they are interested,” Boyd added. “Having been in the classrooms, I go by and see kids just real excited working on that laptop and it does something to me,” Burns said The program is not about learning particular software, but teaching students how to learn different software. One-to-One uses open source software, where possible. This software is often free, which reduces costs for the program. Two of the programs used by Oneto-One are Open Office and LibreOffice, according Boyd. Both of these programs are free and the LibreOffice allows pdf documents to be edited without purchasing the expensive Adobe software. “The economy being what it is, free is good,” said Boyd. In addition to Boyd, Brano Barta is also a computer technician for the program. They sometimes go to schools together and sometimes apart. “I couldn’t do without either one,”
Burns said. “This should help with people giving money. We’re not going to waste their money. The money will be accounted for penny by penny. We will do everything to get free software that will do as much if not more than what they’d have to pay for,” Burns said of any water departments that participate in the roundup program. “It’s not asking much to add a little bit to the water bill. You’ll find that change on the floor or walking out to your car or on the couch,” Burns said regarding the roundup program. Burns believes the One-to-One program and the additional financial support that would come from the roundup program will help in attracting industry to the county. “We will be able to get the industry. They’ll know that we are trying to be progressive here. That will make them want to come down and…be a part of what we’re doing here,” Burns said. “I have a real passion for this,” Burns said. He said he would talk to the mayors and boards of towns in the county. “My door is open,” he said. He offered to take them to the schools and let them see the results for themselves. The laptops are equipped with open source student auditing software, so teachers can monitor which websites the students are accessing. They also have a ticket system help desk. “We just all want to emphasize how important it is to participate in this program so that we can give the students of McNairy County opportunities that they can embrace for their future,” Burns said in conclusion.
Student accepted to Phi Kappa Phi The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and most selective of the many honor societies that recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education. While you must be at least a junior to be invited to membership in Phi Kappa Phi, each fall this chapter recognizes the truly outstanding students from last year’s freshman and sophomore classes. To receive this recognition, you must be in the upper 3 percent of your class and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Randal Hugh Graves currently has a 4.0 GPA. He has met the high standards for recognition of his work during his freshman and sophomore years of study at UT Martin; and is invited to be formally recognized and to receive a certificate during the fall lecture. The fall of 2011 lecture and recognition was held on last Tuesday, in the Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center.
Volume 07 Issue 19 Oct. 26, 2011 Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association
Principal’s List 12th grade Emily Baker Jonathon Bauer Chelsea Bodiford Hunter Burns Rachel Burns Kayla Carnagey Blake Chandler Dakota Chandler Brad Chism Allison Coleman Jamie Crutcher Ron Dempewolf Jerry Emmons Haley Forsythe Will Glover Daniel Harrell Emily Harris Norlecia Harris Holly Henson Lydia Hickman Sarah Hunter Brooke Jernigan Brittany Kesley Brittney Kirk Juan Macias Hanna Martin Brooke Mask Edy Mendez Craig Mullins Heather Parmely Jessica Polk Tucker Robinson Dakota Roden Josh Schueller McKenzi Smith Lydia Sosa Sarah Beth Stephens Hannah Weatherford Ana Whitten Jackie Yearwood
Honor Roll12th grade Kayla Berry Whitney Brooks Kindra Brown Mary Brown Lance Carroll Calricus Chappell Reed Cheshier Dustin Coleman Hudson Craft Paige Dilworth Austin Gafford Hannah Godfrey Matthew Honey Callie Horton Alex Hutson Emily Kennedy Kasey Kennedy Keisha Lambert Martina Landreth Meghin Leffing
Parent - Teacher Conference
The PawPrint is a publication of the McNairy Central High School Journalism Department. The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the administration, faculty or staff.
EDITOR Rachel Burns REPORTERS: Holly Henson Aaron Friend, Wynter Miller ADVISER Lisa Forsythe
UPCOMING EVENTS: Oct. 26
•FCA Devotional 7:30 am Chorus Room
•National Honor Society Induction 9:30 am •National Technical Honor Society Induction 2:00 pm •Faculty Meeting 3:05
•Spirit Day: Camoflauge Day •Mistleball Fashion Show HR •FB vs Lexington (A) •Last Day to turn in corrections for Senior Parent Ads
•Band @ Bandmasters Competition, Liberty Bowl in Memphis
•Happy Halloween! •Deadline to purchase 2012 yearbooks
•Meet the Bobcats 6:00
•Basketball Jamboree @ Scotts Hill 7:30
photos by Lisa Forsythe
While students enjoyed a week off from school, parents took advantage of the break to meet with teachers about their students’ progress. Wade and Melba Huggins look over their students’ report cards (top left) while Karla Tranum and Alicia Tull (top right) discuss progress in math.
Sarah Martin Aaron McBride Angela McBride Allie Pitts Rameil Pollard Jared Ruby Chase Russell Jacob Shearer Brandon Stricklin Allie Swims Tyler Teet Morgan Tigner Madison Twitty Nicole White Logan Williams Jamie Yancey
Felicia Orr Caroline Rowsey Hunter Stevens Macee Taylor Kaitlyn Wheatley
Principal’s List 10th grade
Lucy Berryman Kaitlyn Boggs Robert Boyette Isaac Cagle Anna Collins Clay Dancer Allison Dillon Molly George Principal’s List Briana Hickman 11th grade Brooklyn Holland Elizabeth Holland Joey Bakeer Chynna Horne Jimmy Bearden Caitlyn King Acqu’Aria Bradley Jacie King April Coleson Autumn Locke Amber Cook James Martin Kooper Davis Wynter Miller Wyatt Eason Billie Jo Moore J.C. Fortune Jennifer Naillon Aaron Friend Lydia Parmely Tyler Gaytan Garrett Penna Meredith Goodman Landon Redmon Emilee Hader Dylan Riggs Makayla Holley Madison Roach Madison Jobe Andy Robinson Amanda Johnson Blair Robinson Melony Johnson Mason Ruby Corbin Kennedy Preston Shackelford Krystin Kennedy Mallorie Sweat Shelby Kennedy Amanda Terwilliger Jennifer Leatherwood Ethan Watkins Kelley Moore Jacob Mullins Marcus Nash Honor Roll 10th Caitlin Petty grade Brittany Rickman Chelsie Roberts Diana Amaya Colton Smith Abby Brown Makinley Steward Andrew Dunn Brian Thacker Terri Huntley Brandon Thurman Kristen Ingle Kayla Vandergriff Clayton Isbell Jordan Waffird Megan Isbell Anna Whitley Luke Kennedy Kelsey Mardis Courtney Mayatte Honor Roll 11th Anthony Padgett grade Jasmine Sanders Leigha Smith Zack Brewer Clairessa Taylor Amy Britt Cassie Waddell Morgan Eskew Kristen Wilkins Deven Graham Rachel Worthey Nichole Holloway Cheyanna Honey Principal’s List 9th Lindsey Joyner grade Larry Lambert Samantha Norris Andrew Atkinson
Jacob Austin Nicole Ayres Conway Baggett Jordan Barnes Tina Bennett Trudy Berryman Kassy Brush D.J. Butler Tate Butler Andrea Channell Carrie Clausel Nick Crabb Joseph Desimone Paul Ernst Ryleigh Hilliard Emilee Hunter Brad Jobe Jennifer Jones Caleb Kennedy Matthew Kiestler John Kiser Destinee Lail Will Latham Peyton McMahan Lincoln Mitchell Nathan Mizell Lily Nixon Priscilla Parmely Tamara Pickens Jessica Sanders Max Sellers Judy Sexton Weatherbee Shearer Ryan Smith Madison South Maggie Whitaker William Whitley Alexis Wynn
Honor Roll 9th grade Cassidy Ashe Phillip Beavers Josey Butler Kristin Butler Jacob Cox Damon Dale Josh Dickerson Kelly Ernest Hunter Foote Tesla Frye Kaitlyn Gray Jack Huff Lauren Jones Sarah Lambert Austin Martin Allie Petty Osvaldo Pineda Jeffrey Reed Sarah Stanfield Lauren Steele BaileyAnna Teague Mary Anna Tucker Marco Vaughn Alex Weatherford Jillian Whirley Patene Wiggins
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101 - for sale New 2BR Homes. Delivery+Setup $25,950.00. Clayton Homes Supercenter of Corinth. 1/4 mile past Hospital on 72West. New 3 BR, 2BA Homes. Delivery+Setup $29,950.00. Clayton Homes Supercenter of Corinth. 1/4 mile past Hospital on 72 West. New 4BR, 2BA Homes. Delivery+Setup $44,500.00. Clayton Homes Supercenter of Corinth. 1/4 mile past Hospital on 72 West. Contact Gary 662287-4600.(22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29, 30,31,32,33)
102 - for rent
102 - for rent
201 - autos
203 - equipment
401 - for sale
KENNETH SWEAT Rental: Committed to providing safe & affordable family friendly homes 1,2, & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses, trailers, & houses. NO pets!! NO Crack/ Party Houses!! Ref & deposit required. (731) 610-0807, (731) 645-3130 (TF)
House for Rent: 2BD, 1BA. $325/ month + $200 deposit. Call (901)8492755.(22,23)
For Sale: 1999 Ford F-150, 4x4 SuperCab, longbed, 4.6 auto. w/ac. $4500 cash; 2004 Chevy Impala, runs & drives great, dependable $5950 cash; 2005 Kia Optima, maroon 4 door, 4 cylinder, auto, w/ac. $4950 cash. ( 22, 23)
Mahindra Tractors & Implements, Full line of Vermeer Hay Equipment. D & C Hay Equipment, LLC Hwy 117, 4 miles South of Adamsville. (731)6323608. (TF)
Dell laptop $400 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-925-6183. (TF)
ALEXANDER APTS. in Adamsville: 2 bedrooms & Townhouses w/stove/ ref furnished. Washer/Dryer hook-ups included. Call Sonya at (731)926-0507 or Earl at (731) 727-4823 (TF) ECONOMY INN Motel: Low weekly rates. Free wireless internet, microwave & refrigerator. (731) 645-6155 (TF)
Clearance Sale on Display Homes save $$ on your new home. Doublewides & Singlewides available. Large selection WINDHAM HOMES, Corinth MS 1-888-287-6996 (TF)
Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731-610-2877 or 731-645-5288. (TF)
Auction, Sat. Oct. 29th at 9AM, The shop Tools of the Joe Gibbs Estate. Corner of Blanton and Caney Branch Rd., Crump TN. 1715 Ford Tractor Bush hog and front loader. JD 4x6 Gator, Over 1000 shop tools, 2 post 5 ton lift. Guns. 10% buyers premium. Micah Gray, Sale Manager 731-6108657. Tony Neill TFL# 1468, 731926-3133. Heritage Auction and Real Estate Inc. TFL#4556, 931-676-5100 visit wwwtonyneill.com for 100’s of pictures and list of tools. (22,23)
Apts. for rent near downtown. Good neighborhood. 3 Bedroom upstairs for $295; 2 Bedroom upstairs for $275; 3 Bedroom downstairs for $325; References & deposit required. 731439-2900. (TF)
SELL IT FAST! Advertise in the Independent Appeal
Wednesday, october 26, 2011
For Lease: 2 bedroom 1 bath house in Selmer, new paneling and carpet on corner lot $475.00 plus deposit. Discount for seniors. Call 645-3220 or 439-7086 (TF) For Rent: 2BD, 1BA trailer. Behind Mast Tires BethelSprings, Tn. No pets allowed. Call (731)-577-0022. Call after 6pm. (20,21,22,23)
House For Rent: Nice country home, 3 acres, big yard, concrete front porch, wood deck on back, 34 Bdrm., 2 Ba., central heat & air, dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, large rooms. Lots of closet space. 1425 Thurman Tull Loop, Bethel. $650+ 1st/last/deposit. Call Bryan 925-7771, 438-1170. (22, 23) Building for rent. 100ft. x 25ft. 127 Court Ave. $600/month. Call 9344316. (TF) 2BD, 1BA Duplex on Coleman Ln. No pets. $350/month + deposit. Call 610-6614. (23,24) 3BD, 2BA house. In Guys area, $500/month + $400 deposit. Call (731)239-8850. (23) For Rent: 2BD mobile home in Stantonville area. Call 610-8406. (23) 3BD, 2BA range, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer. No pets. $500/ month + deposit. 3BD,1BA range, refrigerator. No pet. $400/month + deposit. (TF)
automobiles 201 - autos 2001 Kia Sephia. White, 4-door. Auto, A/C, Great Car. 731-925-7771 $3250.00 (TF)
We have 1997-2008 Jeep Wrangler parts, 1996-2004 Ford Mustang GT Parts, Start building your DEMOLITION DERBY CAR for Sept. 9-10. Rules @ Raceway Auto and Truck Parts. 731925-8000. (TF)
16 ft boat (no boat trailer). Will trade for what you have. Prefer outside lawn or picnic set. 731-645-5860 (TF)
For Sale: Wulitzer console piano. Great condition. Oak finish. $100. Serious inquires only. 645-3867. (23)
For sale: 4’x6’ trailer with tilt lights. Excellent condition, $450. Or will trade for 8’ trailer. Call 610-3028 anytime. (23,24)
24’ round, above ground pool. $350. Call 439-7437. (23)
2001 Ford Focus White 4-Door, Auto, A/C Rebuild Engine, Extra Nice 731-925-7771 $3450.00 (TF)
301 - job opportunities
Upright piano for sale. Good for student practice. $50. Call 439-7437. (23)
1998 Honda Odyssey Van. Grey. Looks, runs and drives good. Great Condition. Ready to go. 731-925-7771 $3450.00 (TF)
DANCERS WANTED: No experience necessary, must be 18 years old. Make money and have fun. Also, part-time bartender and waitress. Call Cherries after 5 pm, Monday thru Saturday. 662286-2877 (17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24)
Storage buildings. Rental returns or new factory direct. Cash or rentto-own. Hwy 45 S. Corinth, MS. Call (662)415-8180. (23,24,25,26)
1997 Ford F-150 Super Cab. 3-door, Black and Silver, 4.6, Auto. Real Nice. 731-925-7771 $3950.00 (TF) 1991 Corvette 350 Tuneport Auto. All original. Been sitting up. Fiberglass Perfect. 731-925-7771 $3500.00 (TF) 2003 Suzuki Aero, White, Auto, Cold A/C. Only 75K. Great Car. 731-9257771 $3950.00 (TF) 2004 Monte Carlo SS, Black, Runs, looks and drives great. 731-925-7771 $4450 (TF) 1999 Crown Victoria. One owner. 130k. Very good condition. Call 6100682 or 645-3034. (22,23)
Drivers: Local and OTR. Weekend Hometime + Paid vacations. No-Touch + Safety Bonuses. CDL-A w/ 2yrs Exp. 24yoa. Call 800-273-2392. (23,24)
miscellaneous 401 - for sale QUALITY USED CELL PHONES: Just insert your SIM card! Located at IT’S A BARGAIN, just south of Wal-Mart on Hwy 45. Farm Fresh eggs and lots to look at, Check out our guitars and music stuff! Sale each week! (TF)
OFFICE FOR RENT
113 North 2nd Street Selmer, next to Independent Appeal. Please call Ann at (731) 645-3241 days
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Wednesday, october 26, 2011 402 - wanted We Buy Scrap Metal, Specializing in Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUV’s. WE PAY CASH!! Will pay top dollar for buses, combines, big trucks and heavy scrap. Free pick-up. Will pay over $500 for some vehicles!! NO TITLE NEEDED!! (731) 610-8666 (TF) Buying junked and wrecked vehicles. Will beat all other prices within reason. Paying cash, no checks. No title needed. Call today, get paid today. Call 731-610-8827. (TF) A1 prices paid for junked, wrecked or good running vehicles. Up to $15000. Call Dave @ 731-632-5104 or 731-727-6962. (22,23,24,25) Christmas Open House. Sat Oct 29th, 2-4pm. For your Christmas shopping needs and much much more. Door prizes. Product samples, coloring books for children. We offer giftcards, cosmetics, energy drinks, cleaning supplies, health products, water filters, Ag soil and water management programs. Drop in and check out Selmer’s fastest growing internet business. Justice Residence. ( Neil and Pollyanna) 175 Hillhurst Dr. Selmer, TN. (23)
YARD SALES YARD SALE
45 NORTH JUST PAST McNAIRY RD. at Marilyn’s Market. FRIDAY Lots of clothes, furniture, household misc. If rain Friday ... move to Saturday.
HUGE YARD SALE
Saturday, Oct. 29th from 9-5 Sunday, Oct. 30th from 12-5 1152 Pleasant Site Rd
Friday, Oct. 28, 7:00 - 4:00 Saturday, Oct. 29, 7:00 - 2:00 217 Baptist Street Adamsville, TN 38310 3 Families All size clothing, comforters, curtains, furniture, Christmas items & lots more NO EARLY BIRDS!!
4 miles east of walmart 1 mile down Pleasant site rd
Yard Sale at Stantonville Caution Light
Thursday & Friday 8-? 5794 LeapwoodEnville Rd.
Hwy 142 Saturday, 8 am until
Washer, Dryer, Furniture, 4 pc wicker set, Books, Dishes, Old glassware, Moon & Stars, Queen comforter set, Pellet guns, Fishing reels, Tools Too much to list
services 501 - professional services SUBCONTRACTOR, HOUSE leveling, Rotting sills replaced, Floors, plumbing and tile. OVER 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE!! Phone Doug Butler @ (731)239-8945. FREE ESTIMATES (TF)
YARD SALE / BAKE SALE
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE
Friday, Oct. 28 & Saturday, Oct. 29 8 am - 4 pm 236 Bethel Purdy Rd Bethel Springs Chicken/rabbits coops, misc, tools, exercise equip., housewares.
$1 clothing, inside doors, coupons for holiday baking All proceeds go to Ramer School Harvest Festival 4th grade class.
BIG OUTSIDE JEWERLY SALE
RINGS, BRACELETS, NECKLACES, CUFFS
Injection pump, injector rebuilding, lift pumps, filters, turbos, etc. West Tenn Diesel 731-925-2710. (TF)
made of Turquoise, Copper, Pearl, Ruby, Jade, Emerald, Murano Glass & more.
AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF)
“If you love jewelry, this is the place to be”
Track Hoe and Dozer Work. Call 731-610-8666. (TF) Liz’s house cleaning. 20 Years experience, References. Call (731)6070693. (22,23,24,25) Book keeper with 30+ years of experience looking for part time, full time or temporary work. Honest, hard working, organized and available immediately. Proficient in computer applications and enjoys learning and challenges. Please request resume at firstname.lastname@example.org. (23) KARAOKE WITH GARY & KIM. All types of music for all ages. Band system. Over 150K songs. Weekly bookings, parties, special events, weddings. Call Gary (731)645-0429 or Kim (731)610-2571. (23,24,25,26)
“Get Up ... Drive a Truck” Milan Express Driving Academy * Financing & Job Placement for Qualified Applicants
*53D E.L. Morgan Dr., Jackson TN 38305*
Ramer Storage Building October 28-29 Household items Down-sizing Sale
Ramer Beauty Shop Hwy 57 W Saturday, Oct. 29 8:00 am
162 Connie Road • Selmer Sat., Oct. 29 • 8 a.m. until ? 645-7757
7982 Hwy 45 South Thursday, Oct. 27, Friday, Oct. 28 & Saturday, Oct. 29 8:00 until ? Clothing of all sizes, books, movies, curtains, comforters, bedspreads, tapes, shoes, purse, small elc. app., glassware, men’s suits, lots of winter coats, too much to mention. Cheap. 645-7408 (last one of year)
Dog Missing Boston Terrier Male, about 4 years old Missing since Thursday, Oct. 20th. Please call 439-2897 with any info, anytime.
Estate of Robert K. Beck 4598 Highway 45 S - Selmer, TN
Thursday 8 a.m. until ? Friday 8 a.m. - 12 noon
334 Ted Dammonds Lane Pebble Hill Community off Chambers Store Road.
Toys, all types of tools, set of 16” tires, some commercial products, full size tanning bed, clothing (all sizes), commercial security system w/cameras, antiques.
INDOOR YARD SALE 182 Masseyville Rd Wed. Oct. 26 Tues. Nov. 1 731-934-9478 Furniture & Collectables
EVERYTHING MUST GO!
BIG YARD / CONSIGNMENT SALE
3 Bedroom 1 Bath Home on .55+/-acres Real Estate Terms and Conditions: Real Estate sells at 10:30 a.m. Twenty percent (20%) down day of sale as non-refundable earnest money. Ten percent (10%) Buyer’s Premium will be added to the bid to determine the total purchase price of the real estate. Balance due and closing within 30 days. Lead-Based Paint Disclosure: The 10-day period for all lead-based paint inspections will occur prior to the Auction date. All bidders must sign a waiver of the 10-day post sale inspection period. All announcements made day of sale take precedence over any other announcements, internet, or printed advertisements. Real Estate is sold in “As Is Where Is” condition. Call to schedule an appointment to make inspection. Personal Property Terms and Conditions: 10% Buyer’s Premium. Full payment must be made day of sale.
Kennedy’s Auction Service Real Estate - Auctions - Appraisals
Mark Kennedy Affiliate Broker (731) 645-6357 Tim Mast Broker (731) 610-5436 Office 645-5001
160 West Court Avenue Selmer, TN 38375 - Firm # 4834 www.kennedysauctionservice.com
Friday 4 pm til ? Saturday 7 am til 2 pm Just North of Ada’s Bakery 3 - 4 Families *0-16 Girl & Boys Junior - Women & Men - Plus size clothing *All name brand clothing *Household, Pool table, Futon, VCR, DVD movies, Shoes, Purses, Jewelry, Too much to mention. *Don’t miss out!
YARD SALE Sat., November 19th - 10:00 A.M.
Loads of craft supplies and much more!!!
404 - pets/livestock Registered Border Collie puppies for sale. 3 females and 1 male. $125 each. Call 610-2096. (TF)
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#3234719: 170 Amelia Breann, Selmer - Good area, close to high school. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has open living area, large kitchen, hardwood in living room. Master bath has jetted tub & shower. Concrete drive, patio, storage building, privacy fence in back, Home is move-in ready.
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#3220385: 2909 Beauty Hill, Bethel Springs - Rental investment. Own 3 homes on 13 acres for under $100,000. 2 mobile homes are 1995 model 2/3 bedrooms, 2 baths. One is 1997 model w/2 bedrooms, 2 baths. All 3 have dbl canopy carports. One storm shelter.
Peggy Pickle Griffin Owner/Affil. Broker
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#3234726: 2576 Ramer Selmer, Ramer - Looking for privacy & beautiful home, look no further. Long wooded drive to house. Enter into entry area & into large living, dining, kitchen, wood laminate flooring, lots of cabinets, island, split bedroom plan, unbelievable master bath, patio.
#3234728: 3039 Race Path, Stantonville - Vinyl siding home in good area. Open living area, eat-in kitchen, separate dining room, hardwood in kitchen, dining, master bedroom & entry foyer. Monogram refrig stays with house. Split bedroom plan. Concrete drive, double garage with storage, deck.
#3199522: Michie - Over 3 acre lot at end of lane - good area for children to play. The 3 bedroom home has an open living area, plenty of cabinets. Patio in back with woods behind for privacy. #3218232: 185 West Court, Selmer, TN - Looking to start your own business. This one is fully equipped & existing restaurant. Walk-in cooler, freezer, cook tops, convection ovens, fryers, commercial ice machine. In addition, there are 4 offices in back w/ separate entrance & utilitties.
#3218257 190 Tammy, Selmer, TN - Lots of house for the money. From the foyer, enter into a large living room with fireplace & French doors leading to huge deck. Flooring throughout is bamboo, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, 36” doors, double garage, home warrnanty, storage bld.
#3169289: Selmer - Too many amenities to mention. Property is residential or commercial. Completely remodeled, all hardwood & tile floors, 3 fireplaces, granite countertops, pantry to die for, more storage than you can believe, privacy fenced back yard, patio & courtyard.
# 3223313: 95 Sweet Lips, Finger - Brick home on 3.5 acres w/trees & garden space. The home has an open living area with hardwood in living, dining, kitchen. Master suite off kitchen w/fireplace, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, CH&A, carport, storage buildings. Stainless appliances stay w/house.
# 3222946: 199 Moose Lodge, Selmer - Vinyl siding home w/big back yard, 11`x32` deck, storm shelter, double garage, paved drive. Enter into foyer & into vaulted living room. eat-in kitchen w/French doors leading to deck. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1.2 acres with privacy in back.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by Chapter No. 175, Public Acts of Tennessee 1939 as amended by Chapter 229, Public Act of 1971 Estate of Bertha Treece, Late of McNAIRY County, Tennessee Notice is hereby given that on October 10, 2011, Letters Testamentary in respect to the Estate of Bertha Treece, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk & Master of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in duplicate with the Clerk & Master of the above named Court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, or twelve (12) months from date of decedent’s death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 10th day of 2011. Jerry Treece, Executor Estate of Bertha Treece By Ross Mitchell, Attorney Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master ....7978 22, 23
real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a steel post, the SEC of the land described in Deed Book 113, Page 398 Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, runs thence North 01 degrees 00 minutes 41.3 seconds East 431 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS CONVEYANCE, same being at an iron pipe in the west line of Moore, also marked by a fence; thence continuing North 01 degrees 00 minutes 41.3 seconds East, with Moore and fence, 240 feet to iron pipe, thence in a western direction perpendicular to first call 189 feet to an iron pipe; thence South 01 degrees 00 minutes 41.3 seconds West 240 feet to an iron pipe; thence in an eastern 189 feet to the point of beginning, and containing approximately one acre, less. There is also conveyed to the Grantees, their heirs and assigns, the permanent use of a roadway or driveway beginning in Buena Vista Road and crossing the lands Grantors acquired from McDonald, a description of which is contained in said Deed Book 113, page 398, and which roadway or driveway continues on northward close to said Moore west boundary line into the lands described in Deed Book 113, page 398 to the south boundary line of the property herein conveyed. Grantors, their heirs and assigns, may also continue to use said roadway or driveway, permanently. Jerry Wilson Matlock and wife, Patricia Matlock obtained title to the foregoing real property by Warranty Deed of Wylie Wilson Matlock and wife, Genell Matlock, dated October 16, 1995, of record in Deed Book 151, Page 600, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: Map-61, Parcel-11.03 3075 Buena Vista Rd. Bethel Springs, TN 38315 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. And subject to, but not limited to, the following parties who may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: None. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Substitute Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. This, the 12th day of August, 2011. MELISSA G. STEWART, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE DEUSNER & KENNEDY ATTORNEYS AT LAW 177 WEST COURT AVENUE SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375 ....7996 22, 23, 24
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated June 5, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 10, 2008, at Book 392, Page 2232 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Barnara Ottinger, conveying certain property therein described to S. Craig Kennedy as Trustee for JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on November 14, 2011 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the McNairy County, Tennessee; Tract Number 1: Being Lot Number 4 on that certain plat as found of record in Deed Book 101, Page 688, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and to which reference is hereby made and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a steel fence post in the East right of way of Highway Number 22, the same being a common corner with Hite, also being the Southwest Corner of the original tract of which this is a part; thence with said Right of way, North 32 degrees 00 minutes East 100 feet to a steel fence post, the true point of beginning of this
conveyance; thence continuing with said right of way, North 32 degrees 30 minutes East 100 feet to a steel fence post; thence South 58 degrees 10 minutes 07 seconds East 200.22 feet to a steel fence post in a fence; thence with said fence a portion of the distance, South 30 degrees 30 minutes West 100 feet to a steel fence post; thence North 58 degrees 10 minutes 27 seconds West 209.71 feet to the beginning, containing 0.48 acres, more or less. Tract Number 2: Beginning at a steel fence post, the same being a common corner with Prather and Hite, the Southwest Corner of subject; thence North 30 degrees 30 minutes East 208.76 feet to an iron pin; thence South 58 degrees 10 minutes 27 seconds East 208.76 feet to an iron pin; thence South 30 degrees 30 minutes West 208.76 feet to an iron pin; thence North 58 degrees 10 minutes 27 seconds West 208.76 feet to the beginning, containing 43,569.07 square feet. Tract Number 3: Beginning at an iron pin in the East right of way of S.R. Number 22, the same being a common corner with Bell, the Northwest Corner of subject; thence with said right of way South 30 degrees 46 minutes West 50 feet to a steel post, thence South 58 degrees 10 minutes 07 seconds East 206.22 feet to a steel post; thence North 30 degrees 30 minutes East 50 feet to an iron pin; thence North 58 degrees 10 minutes 02.1 seconds West 205.99 feet to the beginning, containing 10,302.9 square feet. ALSO KNOWN AS: 6590 Highway 22 S, Michie, Tennessee 38357 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate
survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Barnara Ottinger The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700 211150 DATED October 7, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ tcrow_111007_1128 ....7999 22, 23, 24
having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on November 14, 2011 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Being Lot Number 24 in the Bramble Woods Subdivision, a plat of said subdivision being found of record in Plat Cabinet A, Slide 35, in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, and to which reference is hereby made for a full and complete metes and bounds description, all of which is incorporated herein by reference. ALSO KNOWN AS: 505 Kirkpatrick Drive, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pur-
STATE OF TENNESSEE NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE COUNTY OF McNAIRY) WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Promissory Note heretofore executed by Jerry Wilson Matlock and wife, Patricia Matlock, bearing date of April 19, 2006, secured by a Deed of Trust of record in Trust Book 390, Page 345 and a Promissory Note executed by Jerry Wilson Matlock and wife, Patricia Matlock bearing date of November 20, 2008, secured by a Deed of Trust of record in Trust Book 392, Page 1920, all as recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and which Deeds of Trust conveyed certain property as therein described to the Trustee therein named to secure Community South; and Whereas the undersigned was appointed and substituted as Trustee pursuant to an Appointment of Substitute Trustee, dated August 3,2011, of record in Trust Book 403, Page 1662, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclosure was sent to the last known mailing address of Debtor by regular mail on August 11, 2011; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtednesses have been declared due and payable, and Melissa G. Stewart, as Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee, will on Thursday, the 17th day of November, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock a.m. at the East door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described, to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deeds of Trust, said property being
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suant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Sheree Hill; John D. Hill The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700 171061 DATED October 12, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ tcrow_111012_1329 ....8000 22, 23, 24
described real estate, to secure the payment of a promissory note as described therein, and Whereas, the said Deed of Trust was modified in Trust Deed Book 397 page 208, said Register’s Office, and Whereas, the said James Smith, Trustee, was unable to act as such Trustee; and Whereas, Joe Hailey was appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument of record in said Register’s Office in Trust Deed Book 403 page 2700, Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee; and Whereas, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness, and the holder of said Note, Community South, has declared the entire amount due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, and the Substitute Trustee has been directed to foreclose the Deed of Trust in accordance with the terms thereto, the public is hereby notified that the undersigned Substitute Trustee will sell the hereinafter described real property to the highest bidder, for cash in hand at the East door of the Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, on the 10th day of November, 2011, at 10:00 AM, said property to be sold free from the equity of redemption, statutory redemption, homestead, and all other exemptions of every kind, said property being located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the SEC of this lot at a bridge on new gravel road known as Palmer Drive; runs thence NW with the meanders of said ditch to U. S. Highway No. 64; thence East
with said Highway No. 64 to the intersection of said Highway and Palmer Drive; thence South with Palmer Drive to the beginning corner, containing 1 acre, more or less. Included in the above description but excluded from this conveyance is that portion conveyed to the State of Tennessee in Deed Book 150 page 524. Liens in favor of the United States of America or the State of Tennessee: None Other person or entities interested in this sale: None SOURCE OF TITLE: Deed Book 173 page 308, Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 617 East Main Street, Adamsville, TN 38310, designated as Map 55J Group A Parcel 8.00 on the McNairy County, Tennessee, Tax Assessor’s Maps THIS the 15th day of September, 2011. HAILEY & SEATON, ATTORNEYS. 190 West Houston Avenue P.O. Box 366 Selmer, Tennessee. 38375 Joe Hailey, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE ....8004 22, 23, 24
against this Estate are required to file the same in duplicate with the Clerk and Master of the above named Court within four months of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This October 18, 2011. Don Wilson Smith, Executor Estate of Larry Hurley By: Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master Hailey & Seaton, Attorneys P O Box 366 Selmer, Tennessee ....8084 23, 24
part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 commencing at 01:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Selmer, Mcnairy 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 McNairy, State of Tennessee. The following tract of land, lying and being in McNairy County, Tennessee, and bounded and described as follows: Lying and being in the Seventh District of McNairy County, Tennessee: Beginning at a point in the centerline of Perkins Road over a culvert, an interior corner of the 134.384 acres tract conveyed to Ronnie Mulder by deed of record in Deed Book 152, page 126; thence with the center of Perkins Road as follows: thence South 20 degrees 43 minutes 20 seconds East for a distance of 218.28 feet; thence South 33 degrees 15 minutes 55 seconds East for a distance of 147.26 feet; thence South 47 degrees 57 minutes 03 seconds East for a distance of 67.23 feet; thence South 42 degrees 20 minutes 08 seconds East for a distance of 117.23 feet; thence South 65 degrees 53 minutes 23 seconds West for a distance of 800.00 feet leaving said road and running along the south edge of a field; thence North 02 degrees 39 minutes 47 seconds East for a distance of 550.00 feet to a point in ditch; thence North 60 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East for a distance of 480.00 feet generally along
a ditch to the point of beginning. Together with and subject to covenants, easements, and restrictions of record. Said property contains 7.172 acres, more or less. THIS CONVEYANCE ALSO INCLUDES the manufactured home described below at the below referenced address is permanently affixed to a foundation and will assume the characteristics of site-built housing: Year: 2003; Manufacturer: Chandelear; Model No. 2848; Serial Number CH3AL07235A/B; Length x Width: 64 x 28; located at 1355 Perkins Road, Selmer Tn 38375. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 117-005.06 Property Address: 1355 Perkins Road, Selmer, TN. Other Interested Parties: Tony M. Wilson; CitiBank South Dakota, N.A.; Midland Funding LLC, Assignee of Associates; Midland Funding, LLC Assignee of AT&T Universal Card Platinum; First Resolution Investment Corp purchased account from an Assignee of the original creditor Chase Bank USA, NA All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l 526 8296 File # 1882-091751-FC ....8085 23, 24, 25
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE Whereas, on the 9th day of November, 2001, by Deed of Trust of record in the Office of the Register for McNairy County, Tennessee, in Trust Deed Book 318 page 334, Joyce Nell Springer and Wesley Springer, conveyed to James Smith, Trustee, the hereinafter
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AUTOMATIC C.V.T. WITH FULL POWER FEATURES & MUCH, MUCH MORE!
ZERO DOWN BUY IT NOW! *$327/MO
STK #2120N MODEL #13112 DEAL #25985
STK # 17206U
LOADED, HEMI STK # 17170A
2006 CHEVY COLORADO LS
^RECENT COLLEGE GRADS SAVE ANOTHER $500.00 ON ALTIMA
***$10500.00 TOTAL SAVINGS ON ALL REMAINING NEW 2011 TITAL CREWCABS IN STOCK!!
STK # 1011D DEAL # 30555
^SAVE ANOTHER $500.OO WITH THE CHRYSLER MILITARY REBATE!
2011 DODGE CHARGER R/T MOPAR 11 LIMITED PRODUCTION
BRAND ND NEW 2011 NISSAN XTERRA S
^RECENT COLLEGE GRADS SAVE ANOTHER $500.00 ON ALTIMA
2006 DODGE RAM SLT
ZERO DOWN BUY IT NOW! *$335/MO
STK #1780NT MODEL #24311 DEAL #41699
*$6,000 OFF TRUE MSRP!
POWERSTROKE DIESEL STK # 17655U
WE’RE DEALING ON JEEPS!
INCLUDING TN OR MS STATE TAX!
STK # 17464A
STK # 2364R DEAL # 39623
ZERO DOWN BUY IT NOW! **$249 / MO
STK #1813NT MODEL #22111 DEAL #41571
HEMI, EXTRA NICE # 17681U
1996 NISSAN HARD BODY
STK # 17804A
STK#1732NT,1793NT, 1793NH MODEL# 36511 DEAL# 24088
2006 NISSAN FRONTIER SE
INCLUDES TRACK PAK, KATZIN LEATHER & MUCH, MUCH MORE! ONLY 900 MADE FOR THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES! STK # 17618U
2002 DODGE RAM QUAD 4X4
STK # 17488A
‘02 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT 4X4
TOLL FREE: 1.888.286.6006
*:ALL DEALS & PAYMENTS INCLUDE 299. DOCUMENT PROCESSING FEE. ALL DEALER DISCOUNTS, MANUFACTURES’ REBATES ALREADY APPLIED TO PURCHASE PRICE, UNLESS SPECIFIED. PRIOR DEALS EXCLUDED. FROM DEALER STOCK ONLY. NO DEALER TRANSFERS AT THESE PRICES. SPECIAL A.P.R. FINANCE OFFERS IN LIEU OF REBATE OFFER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED & APPLICANT MUST BE APPROVED THRU LENDER WITH APPROVED TIER RATING TO QUALIFY. PAYMENT TERMS: 75 MO, 5.99 APR, W.A.C&T. UNLESS OTHERWISE SHOWN. ALL DEALS PLUS TAX, TITLE, INSPECTION STICKER (IF APPLICABLE). ^ : SEE SALESPERSON FOR COMPLETE QUALIFYING DETAILS OF THE CHRYSLER-JEEPDODGE FFA OR MILITARY REBATE. YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL SAVINGS OFF OUR ALREADY LOW PRICES. THESE REBATES CANNOT BE COMBINED TOGETHER WITH EACH OTHER. THESE REBATES MAY HAVE RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS, OTHER QUALIFICATIONS, & MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR STATE. DEALS GOOD THRU 10.31.11
STK # 17651U
LOADED STK # 16836U
*ALL DEALS PLUS TAX, TITLE. PRICE INCLUDES $299.00 DEALER DOCUMENT PROCESSING FEE. PRIOR DEALS EXCLUDED. B.H.P.H. PROGRAM EXCLUDED. ACTUAL VEHICLE MAY VARY FROM PICTURE. DEALS GOOD THRU 10.31.11 **PAYMENT INCLUDES MS OR TN STATE SALES TAX, 60 MO, 5.49APR, W.A.C.T., DEAL# 44976
TOLL FREE: 1.888.286.6006
*ALL DEALS SHOWN ARE PLUS TAX, TITLE. PRICE INCLUDES $299 DEALER DOCUMENT PROCESSING FEE. ALL DEALER DISCOUNTS & ALL MANUFACTURERS’ STANDARD REBATE ALREADY APPLIED UNLESS NOTED. PRICES GOOD FOR IN-STOCK VEHICLES ONLY; NO DEALER TRANSFERS AT THESE PRICES. SPECIAL APR FINANCING THRU NMAC, W.A.C.T. ONLY & IS IN LIEU OF REBATES. PRIOR DEALS EXCLUDED. ACTUAL VEHICLE MAY VARY FROM PICTURE. PAYMENTS FIGURED AT 72MO, 5.49 APR, W.A.C.T. ONLY. SEE SALESPERSON FOR DETAILS. #INCLUDES NMAC FINANCE BONUS. IN ORDER TO RECIEVE THE PRICE & PAYMENT LISTED THE PURCHASE MUST BE FINANCED & APPROVED THRU NMAC. SEE SALESPERSON FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. ^SEE SALESPERSON FOR COMPLETE QUALIFYING DETAILS OF THE NISSAN COLLEGE GRADUATE REBATE & PROGRAM. YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL SAVINGS OFF OUR ALREADY LOW PRICES. CERTAIN TERMS & RESTRICTIONS APPLY. OFFER GOOD THR 10.31.11. *** TOTAL SAVINGS ON TITAN INCLUDE BROSE DISCOUNT, NISSAN REBATE, & PKG SAVINGS IF PKG CONTENT WAS PURCHASED SEPERATELY.