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Governor visits Adamsville High Walking Fast By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Gov. Bill Haslam visited Adamsville Junior/Senior High School last Wednesday on an education fact-finding mission. In attendance were teachers and students of AJSHS, local government and education officials, as well as Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton, St. Sen. Dolores Gresham and St. Rep. Vance Dennis. The Governor said that he came to the school to have a conversation about education. “We spend a whole lot of time talking about education in Nashville, but yet we’re very aware that we’re a long way from the classroom. One of the things we want to make sure is that we have enough conversations with enough people who are everyday in a school to hear different perspectives,” he said.

“Let me start with a broad question for anybody who is a professional educator: For those of us who don’t spend every day in a school, what would most surprise us about the world you live in?” Haslam asked. “How unrealistic expectations are,” answered AJSHS Principal Greg Martin. Martin noted that when he started teaching in 1988, there were 13 students out of 75 who qualified for free or reduced price lunches, but today more than half of students qualify. “The criteria for graduation has increased immensely since then. To have a belief that everyone…in that time could pass Algebra II was much more realistic than what we deal with now. So I guess from my opinion as an administrator, that’s the one thing I really see, maybe the guidelines and standards that have been passed down are really out of line

Buck discusses past while looking foward By Christen Coulon and Jeff Whitten Independent Appeal Staff

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Adamsville Mayor David Leckner presents Gov. Bill Haslam with a Buford Pusser big stick at Adamsville Junior/Senior High School last Wednesday. Haslam promised not to use it on any state legislators. with what we get to deal with on a day-to-day basis,” Martin said. McNairy County Board of Education member Larry Smith

said that expectations of what the school system can do with

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Quick thinking, response time limits fire’s damage By Christen Coulon Editor

A Vitran Express Semi Truck was destroyed by fire on Court Avenue in Selmer at 12:19 p.m. last Tuesday between the North Y intersection and Eighth Street. The driver of the truck, John Paulk, Lexington Tenn., escaped without injury. Quick thinking on the part of the Paulk averted what could have been a much more serious situation. He said that he noticed the fire as he was driving through downtown near Fourth street, but continued past Eighth Street because he knew that it was not a convenient place to stop. Had he stopped at Fourth Street, it would have placed the burning rig between the court house and the Latta Building in heavy traffic. Paulk said that he thought the fire was caused by a short circuit and said, “By the time I knew what was happening, I couldn’t stop it.” In addition to the Quick thinking of Paulk, a fast response by Selmer Emergency Service personnel had the fire under control in minutes. Staff Photo by Christen Coulon

See NORTH Y FIRE, 5A

Selmer firemen extinguish a truck fire near the North Y intersection.

Stray animals: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who only take care of themselves. Should not the shepherds take care of the flock? You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you did not take care of the flock! You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally. - Ezekiel 34:2-4 By Christen Coulon Editor

When it comes to unwanted or stray animals in McNairy County, residents are left with few options to deal with this growing problem. Even as packs of wild dogs roam the county scavenging for scraps, county officials, animal care charities, and animal lovers all claim that lack of funding is the biggest obstacle to finding a solution to this issue. “It’s been a problem for several years,” said McNairy County Mayor Wilburn Gene Ashe about the animal control issue. Ashe said that other than the McNairy County

The times faced by the present sheriff are quite different than those faced by McNairy County’s most famous one. “In no way do I think anyone’s ever tried to compare me with Sheriff Pusser. I’m a sheriff in a much different time,” said Sheriff Guy Buck. Buck does not have to face anything like the state line or Dixie mafia, as did Sheriff Buford Pusser. Buck does acknowledge that the Pusser legacy endures. “If you’re in law enforcement circles anywhere and you tell them you are from McNairy County, they bring up Pusser,” Buck said. Buck said his department has been very open to anybody that wants to come in and look at the vehicles or anything like that. BUCK “Visiting law enforcement agencies are interested in (uniform) patches from McNairy County or sit in the patrol car and get their pictures made, it’s not because Guy Buck is the sheriff of McNairy County, it’s because Buford Pusser was the sheriff of McNairy County,” Buck said. One change noted by Buck is that there was not even a deputy on duty at night back then. There are now four criminal investigators, where there was only one back then. Though his focus is not on illegal liquor or gambling, Buck does face the problem of meth. Buck has been very vocal on its effects on the county. He notes that although it is not a new drug, it is more dangerous than it used to be. He said that it used to be made in large laboratories but can now be made at home, and, in this form, is pure

Big problem with little funding in McNairy County

Health Department’s rabies control program, the county is not able to allocate much funding for this problem. “It would be ideal, but there are no finances available for it,” Ashe said. The county’s rabies control program is mandated by Tennessee state law, and requires the county to ensure that all dogs and cats over six months of age have rabies vaccinations. “The health department ensures that all dogs and cats in the county have been vaccinated,” said Stacey Deaton, environmental health specialist for the McNairy County Health Dept. Deaton said that the health department partners with local private organizations and veterinarians to make sure the vaccines are given as well as following up on any animal bite cases. “We respond to animal bites, and we respond to the victims of these bites,” Deaton said. “We make sure that the animal involved does not have rabies. We provide vets with rabies tags and keep a list of animals that have received these vaccinations.” Deaton said that since there is no animal control officer, there is no way to be sure that all of the animals are getting the vaccinations. He said that the extent of what the health department is able to provide for animals through this program is limited to its record keeping and spring vaccination clinics. “We have special clinics in the spring of each year where people can take their dogs and cats to get reduced priced vaccinations,” Deaton said. When these strays or unwanted animals become a nuisance to property owners, upend garbage cans, cause property damage, or threaten people, most residents turn to the sheriff’s department. However, the lack of animal control officers means that deputies, untrained in animal control, have few resources to deal with this problem. “(In McNairy County) we don’t really have a resource for every unwanted pet,” said Sheriff Guy Buck. The sheriff’s department does have a list of individuals that will take abused, unwanted or problem animals that deputies come in contact with.” Buck said that there are some good people in this county who do take in some animals but hesitated to publish the names of these individuals acknowledging that they have limited resources as well and are not able to handle every case in the county. Buck said that his department would like to have some officers trained to recognize and handle animal abuse in the future but repeated that finances would dictate the department’s ability to intervene in animal cases. As far as unwanted

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Maybe next year? School board again fails to choose new school site, funding By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The McNairy Board of Education again failed to choose a site for the proposed Selmer Elementary School or a funding plan to pay for it and the new school at Adamsville at its meeting last Thursday. Planning Committee Chairman Larry Smith told the board that the committee had met twice, on Dec.1 and Dec. 5. At the first meeting, they talked about all of the various sites for the new proposed SES. Smith said they considered 12 sites, but could not come to a consensus. The agenda was the same for the meeting

held four days later. Smith said they had the survey of the East-West Motor Freight property near Wal-Mart. Smith said the cut and fill dirt work on the property would cost $575,000. According to McNairy County Administrator of Elections, in order to put a funding mechanism such as a half-cent local option sales tax on the March 6 presidential primary election ballot, the school board would have to first pass it, then the County Commission. They would then have to present the resolution to Collin’s office by Dec. 15.

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Carl Perkins Center spreads Christmas cheer by Amber Price Staff Writer

Carl Perkins Center of McNairy County continues to provide greatly needed services to the children of the community, not only during the holidays, but all throughout the year. Many children in the community are in need, and the holidays can be a less than magical time for some of them. Christmas, with its focus on giving, provides a great opportunity for people to reach out and help those that need it. The Carl Perkins Christmas program helps to provide Christmas gifts to children in need. Each client, along with their siblings, complete a wish list for Christmas, which is passed on to members of the community. According to Luke DeLaVergne, county director of the Carl Perkins Center of McNairy County, each of the center’s approximately 70 clients, have been sponsored this year by local volunteers. “It’s been a real blessing to see the community

rise to support the children of Carl Perkins Center because when we all work together, we can make a difference in the children’s lives,” said DeLaVergne. The Carl Perkins Center, centrally located in Jackson, Tenn., has 18 locations throughout West

See PERKINS CENTER, 5A

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A’ville Christmas Parade By Megan Smith Staff writer

Holiday revelers turned out last Monday in Adamsville to celebrate Christmas at the town’s annual parade. The flashing lights, blasting horns, and festive music ended more quickly than some may have anticipated this year. The Adamsville Christmas Parade progressed through the streets last night, beginning at 7 p.m. According to City Clerk Debbie Moffett, the shortness of the parade was likely the result of Savannah’s Christmas parade being held on the same night. Savannah’s parade was scheduled for Dec. 5, 2011, but due to rain was rescheduled for last Monday, the same night as Adamsville’s parade. Moffett also speculated that the city’s decision to change the date of the parade could have affected the turn out. Generally, Adamsville’s parade takes place on the second Tuesday in December. However, this date always conflicts with the high school basketball games. This year, Adamsville is scheduled to play Hardin County Tuesday night, so the city decided to change the date of the parade, Moffett said. The parade started on Highway 64 West, across from Shackleford Funeral Home. It ran east and turned by the Garen Building, ending at the city park. Among the floats in the parade were floats from the Boy Scouts and

the city. Adamsville Junior/ Senior High School and McNairy Central High School’s bands played together this year during the parade. Joe Sullivan, MCHS band member, said he was excited before the parade. Sullivan was looking forward to performing with the AJSHS band. “We just kind of like to go beyond the competitiveness. You know, just to be become one…When two heads become one, you get something pretty smart,” Sullivan said. Dwana Pusser-Garrison served as this year’s grand marshal for the parade, on the day of her late father, Bufford Pusser’s, birth. Adamville Park and Recreation Director Bubba Martin said he was excited about the parade and knew it would be excellent because of the people working together to make it so. Everybody comes together at Christmas and works together. That’s why it all works,” Martin said. The Adamsville Christmas parade has been running for more than 20 years, and despite some discussion, it is unlikely to be terminated any time soon. “It’s just tradition. It’s hard to do away with tradition,” Moffett said. Catherine Morris of Adamsville drove the rescue one truck for the rescue squad. “It’s just kind of a tradition. We always do this. I’ve been in the parade every year since the day I was born, basically,” Morris said.

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Antitrust concerns throws wrench in ATT merger, McNairy 4G hopes By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

A merger that AT&T said could bring state of the art mobile broadband 4G technology to McNairy County within three years has hit roadblocks on several fronts. AT&T was allowed to withdraw its application to merge with T-Mobile after a report from the staff of the Federal Communications Commission concluded that the merger raised serious concerns and that AT&T failed to satisfy it burden of demonstrating that the merger is in the public interest. The Wireless Communications Bureau had circulated a draft order for a hearing on the proposed merger. AT&T was allowed to withdraw its application without prejudice, which means it could re-file it later. It is also being sued by seven state attorneys general and competitors Sprint and C-Spire Wireless (formerly Cellular South). The merger is also being investigated by the California Public Utilities Commission. This could effectively block the merger, even if approved at the federal level, by blocking AT&T from acquiring any assets and customers in that state. The U.S. Department of Justice has brought an antitrust suit to block the merger. The staff report found that the merger would result in AT&T having a 75 percent share of the market, which would lessen competition and its accompanying innovation, investment and consumer price and service benefits. It also found that market concentration would rise above the level that creates concern about anticompetitive effects among the FCC in 99 of the top 100 markets. The report also concluded that the engineering and economic models that AT&T relied upon to show consumer benefits were unreliable. It said that the staff had identified internal documents and historical practices that contradict AT&T’s claim that merging with T-Mobile is essential to bring 4G to 97 percent of Americans. The assertion that the merger would create jobs was found by the report to be inconsistent with AT&T’s internal analyses and statement on the record about cost reductions. The report concluded that there are serious questions as to whether the merger would cause other unspecified public harms that are not offset by the claimed benefits. The report says that AT&T will expand rural broadband the same amount it would have if the merger was approved, due to competition. AT&T, on its public policy blog, responded by saying that the report assumes a high enough level of competition exists to compel the expansion, but the report in other places argues that the merger must be disallowed due to lack of

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poison. “It’s a very hard drug to control because you’re not going after big dealers, you’re going after people that are making it for themselves and their friends,” Buck said. Buck claims progress in the fight against meth. He notes that he has convinced almost all of the pharmacies in the county to stop selling it or sell it only by prescription. However, the progress here does not extend everywhere. “The problem is people that just go somewhere else to get it,” he said. Burglaries are a problem related to meth, and Buck claims progress in this area, too. The national solve rate for burglaries is 12 percent, but in McNairy County it is 20 to 30 percent. “Times are really tough right now and there are people who

competition in these areas. On the question of job gains, the report concludes that they would have occurred anyway. AT&T’’s response noted that the FCC announced a $4.5 billion broadband fund, which will deploy broadband to 7 million additional people and creates 500,000 jobs. AT&T’s response criticizes the FCC for making a national issue of the spectrum crisis, but ignoring the spectrum constraints faced by the two companies. The response by AT&T was also critical of the report’s conclusion that the merger would result in unprecedented spectrum concentration, saying it contradicts the FCC’s own published data. The FCC has treated wireless competition as local in past, but ignores competition from such local providers as U.S. Cellular, Leap and Metro PCS, all of which have higher market shares than T-Mobile in major U.S. markets, AT&T said.. The response takes the FCC to task for ignoring its own published conclusion that 90 percent of wireless customers have five or more carriers available. Trey Rabon, AT&T External Affairs Director, told the Independent Appeal that he could not comment directly on the merger. We continue to move forward with our efforts to complete the T-Mobile transaction. AT&T and Duetsche Telekom (owner of AT&T) are motivated to complete a transaction, and we will continue to pursue the sale,” AT&T Chief Financial Officer John Stephen told the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference last week. AT&T Senior Executive Vice-President-External and Legislative Affairs John Cicconi was critical of the FCC’s decision to release the report. “This report is not an order of the FCC and has never been voted on. It is simply a staff draft that raises questions of fact that were to be addressed in an administrative hearing, a hearing which will not now take place. It has no force or effect under law, which raises questions as to why the FCC would choose to release it,” he said in a statement. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion by AT&T to dismiss the entire suit brought by Sprint and Cellular South on Nov. 2. “Both Sprint and C-Spire (formerly Cellular South) have demonstrated to the court that they would be injured if the AT&T’s proposed takeover were completed…Along with the Justice Department and a bi-partisan group of Attorneys General from seven states and Puerto Rico, Sprint has concluded that the transaction would give AT&T the ability to raise prices, thwart competition, stymie innovation, diminish service quality and stifle choice for millions of American consumers,” said Susan Z. Haller, VicePresident-Litigation for Sprint.

have turned to a life of stealing property to support their families or their habits or whatever. We have the crimes that everyone else has, but overall I’m very proud our solve rate is so much above the national average right now,” Buck said. Buck approaches his job in terms of results. “I told every one of my employees that when this job becomes about me or about you, that’s when I’m messing up,” said Buck. Another approach Buck has taken is to spend money to save money in the long run, when necessary. Buck touts huge strides in information technology allowing officers to do much of their work from their cars. “Our vehicles are out in the community more and we’re putting less miles on the vehicles,” Buck said. This is possible because trips back to the Justice Center, where the Sheriff’s office is, have been eliminated.

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The board set a planning commission meeting for Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m., but did not call a special meeting of the full board to choose a site or vote on funding for the new schools. School Board Chairman Frank Lacey said that the planning committee wanted to find a site they could all agree on. Board member Tony Chapman said that every place at which it was feasible to build the school would cost about the same. He again said he did not like the East-West Motor Freight site and would like to see the site at the old highway No. 5 and Jones Road surveyed. “There’s so many ways in and out of that place, I don’t think we would even have to widen the roads,” Chapman said. In other news, the board approved converting a storage room at McNairy Central High School into personal fitness classroom. The state added new physical education requirements that are difficult to accommodate because MCHS has only one gym. This would cost around $8,000, according to Director of Schools Charlie Miskelly.

“I ran on a platform that said if you give me the opportunity, I will show you how good the Sheriff’s Department can be,” Buck said. Buck has only begun with the improvements he seeks to make to the department. “Until we are the model for small size departments across the country, we’ll keep improving. We’re going to continue to improve until everyone looks at us as an example. We’re gonna get there. I promise we are going to get there,” Buck said. The sheriff said that they are in the planning stages for a reserve force that would augment the existing force with a volunteer force. They have also started an explorer post for young adults between the ages of 14 and 21. Possible duties for the post

would be to help with gun sales and traffic control. Buck stresses cooperation with other departments. “We respect and try to work with all the jurisdictions in the area and if they ask for help we’re there for them. I think they welcome our assistance as we welcome their assistance as well,” he said. The department has 17 officers, 40 employees and has the only jail for the county. Buck was born in Memphis and moved to Henderson County, where he grew up. He left there at 17 to join the Air Force. He spent four years as a cop in the Air Force. He was also an instructor in bomb handling and a dog handling. Buck spent two years as an instructor at the Air Force security police acad-

emy. He was stationed in New York and Texas. “I traveled all over the Pacific, all over Europe, just about everywhere,” Buck said. Buck rose to the rank of Staff Sgt. by the time he was 20 years old and has been managing people in every job he had. He left the Air Force in 1987, when he joined the Memphis Police Department, where he stayed until 1992, rising to the rank of detective. Because he thought he wanted out of law enforcement, he went to paramedic school and worked as a paramedic for a while. Buck also worked in Afghanistan, as a private contractor training Afghan police for the State Department with 864 em-

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animals, he said the best bet for residents would be for them to contact some of the animal rescue organizations in Bolivar or Savannah in Tennessee or Alcorn County, Miss. McNairy County’s two largest cities have wrestled with this issue as well, with both facilitating donations to private rescue organizations. David Leckner said that Adamsville does provide some support to stray or unwanted animals found within the town. He said that while they do not have an animal control officer within the police department their codes enforcement officer functions in that capacity. He said that Adamsville used to take their dogs to Corinth, but have since switched to a facility in Waynesboro, Tenn. that is a no kill shelter. In addition, Leckner said that the city helps to facilitate donations to the McNairy County Humane Society through their water bill if residents so choose. Richard Ashe from Selmer Utilities Division said that the city also offer a similar donation program. City officials in Selmer said that at one time they also had a deal with Corinth to take Selmer’s homeless pets, but at this time did not have a location for these unwanted animals. With the absence of government funds for animal control and care, many citizens expect private charities to step in to fill the void. Calls placed to the Hardin County Humane Society and SPCA went unanswered and were not returned as of press time. Calls placed to the phone numbers listed on the McNairy County SPCA, the McNairy County Adopt a Pet organization, and the McNairy County Spay to Play websites went to disconnected phone numbers. Officials at the Jackson, Tenn. Humane Society, Loving Paws in Chester County and the Hardeman County pound said that they were not able to accept animals from McNairy County at this time. The Corinth Alcorn County Animal Shelter accepts animals for a $10 fee. However, officials at the shelter said that they are currently prohibited from accepting animals from outside their county right now. “We don’t have a facility at this time and are years away from a facility at this point. There is zero support from government agencies in this part of the state to take care of these animals,” said Mike Danielson of the Hardeman County Humane Society. In fact, a months-long investigation by the Independent Appeal found only one animal rescue organization in the area that was willing to accept an unwanted animal from McNairy County. “I don’t know what the answer is but something needs to be done,” Cheryl Dawson, 4 My Pets Grooming said. “I think the county needs to step in and help with these animals in a compassionate way...Maybe they need to do something with education in the schools and educate children on the proper way to care for their pets.” Dawson said 4 My Pets Grooming was a business and that she was not an option for those who need immediate placement of animals, although she said that she would be happy to help provide information to those who need assistance placing animals. She was also very concerned about animal abuse in the county. Dawson relayed some horror stories of animal abuse that she has witnessed in-

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volving careless owners including a story of a dog that she personally rescued that was found with no hind legs. She said that normally, dogs found in that state would be euthanized, but this particular dog had such a willingness to live that she chose to have the dog treated instead. However because of the dogs injuries Dawson said that the dog was unadoptable and would likely have to remain with her for the rest of its life. She also said that dog fighting was another issue where dogs suffered abuse in the county. She said that it was a big problem and that in addition to the dogs being injured in the fights that some of the owners would seek out smaller or more timid breeds to use as “bait” to help train the fighting dogs. She urged those adopting out dogs to be weary of the intent of those taking the dogs. When contacted by the Independent Appeal, the McNairy County Humane Society said that they were not accepting animals at this time. Tina Churchwell with the McNairy County Humane Society stated that “(We are) a shelterless rescue organization. We rescue unwanted puppies/dogs when we have enough foster homes and we provide a low cost voucher program for the public that has been in place and advertised for the last five years.” Churchwell said the after years of running the organization that there is no room for additional animals in her foster homes and that she was no longer in contact with county officials to take possession of these animals but said that she has several animals at this point that she is trying to adopt out. “I’m just one person and people expect me to take every animal in McNairy County. I just can’t,” Churchwell said. “I felt like I was working for the county for free.” She said that the humane society was focusing its limited resources on an animal voucher program through the McNairy County Animal Clinic, that will spay and neuter animals and give basic shots for $60 with a voucher. Churchwell said that she uses donated funds from an opt-in donation program at the Selmer and Adamsville Water Departments and the charity’s Adamsville fund raiser to pay for half priced vouchers for poor families that can’t afford full price. Churchwell said that families in need of this service must provide income information, and send a self addressed envelope to P.O. Box 1083, Selmer, Tenn., 38375. She advised pet owners to take responsibility for their pets and to spay and neuter their animals in order to help control the pet population in the county. When asked if it was time for someone else to step up and take care of the animals in McNairy County Churchwell said, “I can only do so much. Other people should help with the animals in this county.” She stated that at one time the humane society had property that was designated for a shelter on Airport Road that was given to the organization by the county, but they took it away. “The Property was given to the humane society with the understanding that it would revert back to the county within three years if nothing was done,” Mayor Ashe responded. “After that time no improvements or building had been started on that property and it went back to the county.” Local animal care professionals are very concerned with this issue as well. “There are tons of animals roaming. People just leave them,” said Dr. Kay Jobe of the McNairy

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A horse rescued from a alleged drug house by Schnauzer Savers Rescue of West Tennessee to keep it from dying of starvation. The animal went on to become a beautiful boy and was adopted in Arkansas a few weeks ago. County Animal Clinic. As far as resources in McNairy County for these animals, Jobe said, “There is not such a place in McNairy County. There is really nobody to turn to.” While the existing resource agencies in the county are overburdened, and government resources for unwanted animals in the county is almost nonexistent, one woman in the county is trying to change the status quo. “This is one of the only counties in this part of the state without animal control or a shelter. We have no animal control. We have nothing,” said Karen Rudolph, Schnauzer Savers Rescue of West Tennessee in Bethel Springs, a newly incorporated 501 (c) (3) non profit organization. Rudolph hopes to expand her charity in the future to add much needed rescue services within the county. Although Rudolph is allergic to the animals she cares so much for, she has rescued 2100 dogs and 13 horses in the last two years. And despite her organization’s name, she said they aren’t limited to rescuing Schnauzers. “We can’t take every dog that we are called about, but if we feel like we can adopt it out we will,” Rudolph said. She said that so far she has mostly been doing this out of pocket other than a few donations from friends. However, now that she has set-up her rescue as a non-profit organization she is able to accept tax-deductible donations and hopes to provide additional services in the years to come. Rudolph said that she hasn’t given-up on the idea of an animal shelter housed in McNairy County and with additional funding she would like see a shelter built on the county property that was des-

ignated years ago. Rudolph, like Dawson, warned pet owners that there are those out there who want to hurt animals. “When people offer free pets on Craigslist they don’t realize that it will be sold to a pharmaceutical for $300 or used as a bait dog in fighting,” Rudolph said. She also encouraged those looking for pets to avoid the so called puppy mills. She said that there are so many animals in shelters right now that need help that people should make shelters their first option when seeking a new pet. In addition, she said that many of the mills keep the animals in small cages and unsanitary conditions, and some of her rescues have come from these facilities. She said that she would like to see more local enforcement of welfare on the animals located at breeder facilities in McNairy County, and said that local officials in many counties are unable or unaware of the poor conditions and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is the first agency to discover animal abuse in these puppy mills. Rudolph said that those who are in need of her rescue services can contact her at (731) 439-1731 or by email at krnorn5@gmail.com. For those wishing to contribute to Schnauzer Savers Rescue of West Tennessee please send donations to P.O. Box 202 Bethel Springs, TN, 38315 or by PayPal via her email krnorn5@gmail.com. Have you experienced issues with animal control or rescue in McNairy County? Do you think the county or city governments should be focusing more of their money on these issues? Please visit our Facebook page to join the discussion on this topic.

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Local musical artist in running for Hossy Song of the Year Award By Christen Coulon Editor

Former McNairy Central High School graduate and University of Memphis student Freddy Culver, is now competing with his band Till the Shine Wears Off in the Hossey Music Award Song Contest for song of the year with their song Walking Slow. The band qualified for the contest last month finishing first in online voting for the website’s November contest. “I really can’t express how much it means to see the support that I’ve gotten so far in this contest,” Culver said. “To compete was enough, but to win November with the numbers we had by the end was absolutely phenomenal. It’s been incredibly encouraging and has definitely reignited my passion and vision for my music. My thanks go out to every single person who voted, told people to vote, and enjoyed my song.”

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the amount of money available are difficult to meet. Haslam noted that during that period of time, the U.S. has gone from number one to number 19 in the world in education results. “As a state, we’ve basically stayed in the bottom part of the 50 states. Without raising our expectations, how do we change that so we can compete,” he asked. Martin replied that since the U.S. has compulsory education, meaning everyone has to be educated, the comparisons are invalid. Attention needs to be paid to students who can’t master Algebra, for example, so they can still graduate and be productive citizens. School board chairman and Adamsville City Commissioner Frank Lacey agreed, noting that other countries at some point send some students to a vocational rather than an academic track, if that is more appropriate for them. “We can have a long discussion about that. Given even all that, comparing apples to apples we have fallen behind and I’ll stand behind that statement. It’s for us as a state that we need to raise expectations. It’s not teachers, it’s not just parents. It’s all of us. If this really is the key, what is our role in making that happen,” Haslam said. “Math is where most schools really struggle. Rather than reducing expectations on those who are not capable, make it so they are not required of everyone,” Martin added. Lacey noted that the schools cannot afford a lot of different math classes for students of varying levels of ability. This results in all students being placed in advanced math classes, with them being taught at the level of the slowest students. This means that the most capable math students do not get the full effect of the classes. “I think you’re cost per benefit in rural systems are a lot better than your cost per benefit in your metropolitan areas. We’re pouring a lot of money in the metropolitan schools and you’re not and you’re not getting the results with half the money that we get here in these rural schools. That’s a disparity that I would like to see fixed. I don’t see it benefitting the metropolitan schools, which have a greater tax base to fund things on their own,” Lacey said. “Of course the BEP (Basic Education Program) funding formula takes care of that to a degree…Interestingly, everywhere I go, people feel like the BEP program favors some county other than theirs,” Haslam replied. “I’m not sure it’s an educational issue, it’s a social issue. I think it’s a sign of the times. I’ve been in this business 40 years… and school is just a reflection of society,” said Director of Schools Charlie Miskelly. “The thing that distresses me the most is the federal involvement. In Tennessee, we’re not New York City or Los Angeles or Detroit. In those 18 (countries) above, teachers are paid at a better rate than we pay our teachers. Schools are respected at a better rate than our schools are respected…I really think in America, the states

As of press time Walking Slow was in ninth place in the contest among the 62 other songs that qualified throughout 2011. “I sent Hoss my song hoping he would play it on his show. I didn’t hear back from him for a little while, but when I did, he told me he liked it well enough to enter CULVER it in the contest,” Culver said. “The only thing I wanted out of the contest was to promote my music to a new audience. I was completely blown away by the level of support I received from all of my friends, family, and fans.” Voting began right after Hoss the Boss’ first live

should have more control over their education than they do,” Lacey said. Haslam said he agreed with Lacey, noting that Tennessee has asked for a waiver from the requirement of the federal No Child Left behind Law. “The idea that we are gonna have 100 percent of our kids proficient and that was the only thing that was gonna be success is just unrealistic. I tell people all the time, it’s just like saying our goal is to get everybody in here to run a 4.5 (second) 40 (yard dash). We can go work out, we can spring, we can do anything we want, but it’s not gonna happen, so putting a realistic goal is a lot better, so that’s why I did ask for a No Child Left Behind Waiver,” Haslam said. In an interview with the Independent Appeal after the event, Haslam said he expected to hear whether the waiver was granted or not around the first of the year and he was optimistic that the waiver will be granted. “We can talk about the negatives all day, but you might be surprised by the things that are done in this building,” observed Ronnie Teague, Career and Technical Education Director for McNairy County schools. “That’s the reason I came here. I’ve read about some of the results you have here,” Haslam replied. The Governor asked the students who were present what motivated them. One student said he liked agri-sciences class because his teachers make it fun rather than boring. Another one said he liked hands-on training. “The best thing we have going is career and technical education. I think we provide them with different opportunities to find a successful career possibly without ever having to go to college,” one member of the audience said in response to a question by Haslam about what’s working. “I think a positive thing about CTE is students are seeing us teach math, English and sciences in a career/technical (field). They see the application of those skills to get a job,” said AJSHS Agriculture teacher and County Commissioner Jeff Lipford. At one point the meeting turned to the controversial legislation passed in the last session on teacher evaluation and tenure. “There’s a number of teachers that have been in the system for a while, like myself, and they’re good teachers. They’re 10 to 15 years ahead of the curve when it comes to teaching strategies and those types of things, and they’re terrified at what the state legislature has done in the last year in breaking down the educational system. In their view, that’s what’s happening, and that concerns me as to how we’re going to correct that,” Lipford said in response to a question by Haslam as to what was the one thing the group would like the Governor and legislature to know. Lipford said one teacher told him this would be her last year, not because she’s afraid of an evaluation system, but because of concerns that everything is becoming so burdensome. “She feels like she’s not getting anywhere and this is one of the best teachers in the state. That’s the concern that I have,” Lipford said.

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show of the month on Dec. 4 and will run through New Year’s Day at 2 p.m. Till the Shine Wears Off survived the first elimination round last Saturday and is poised to make a run for the finals. All bands in the Top 10 on Dec. 31 will get an invitation to be on the site’s live show for an interview that day. Hoss the Boss is an online radio station run by Don Cudd, a former radio deejay, that strives to promote independent artists while remaining true to the music. With a wide range from jazz to country to pop, the site focuses on getting music out to the people without going through the usual industry standards. Each artist is individually driven and does not follow the current music trends. Each month Hoss and his team of deejays chose songs that were put on the website for the public to vote on. “I found Hoss through a great friend and fellow musician, Dorothy Guinn. She was a contes-

“I’ve been having these conversations all over the state. The perception was initially of this evaluation system…the best anybody’s going to get is a 3 (on a 5-point scale). I think people are seeing that it is playing out a little bit differently. We can talk about this forever…We realize the system’s probably not perfect. It’s brand new and we’re gonna live through it. This year’s not gonna affect anyone’s ratings on tenure. The decisions on what to do with evaluations are up to the local school board in terms of that…We can talk about how things work best but the reality is that most teachers were getting evaluated, at most, twice every ten years. I don’t care what you do, I don’t think that’s enough…Do we have this perfect? Probably not. My vote is that let’s don’t throw the baby out with the bath water,” Haslam said. Haslam said he is a fan of a lot of the things that have been done in education recently, but the one thing he does not want to do is to discourage great people from teaching. “I think everyone welcomes, especially everyone in this building, welcomes input that makes them better. I think everyone’s here for the kids. When you throw that out there, then you have an attack on tenure, you hear criticisms from the legislature, and ‘it’s teachers who are not meeting up to these standards.’ Probably, you could find as many bad teachers as legislators,” Martin said. “They do get evaluated every two years,” Haslam joked. “You give us the situation that a lot of private schools and we can put up great numbers, too, but we have to take what that yellow bus pulls up out there, and we don’t get to pick and choose” said Martin. “I know that the message to you is, money, money, money. I don’t want you thinking that every time you step up that someone is asking for more money, but in reality the things that we talked about, hands on, technology, intervention, providing social workers and counselors that we need to deal with those problems that do come up in society do cost money and I don’t have the answer because, trust me, I deal with money myself and I don’t know how to make that dollar go further, but I do think we have to look at that,” added Miskelly. “I want you to know I appreciate what you are doing. I know you all could be doing something where you got paid a lot more, worked less, you could leave it at work when you go home. We could talk about every education theory, reform, but at the end of the day, it’s about great people to want to stand up in front of that classroom every day and want to come back the next day, excited about doing it. All of us together need to figure out how we’re gonna continue to do that,” Haslam concluded. When asked by the Independent Appeal at the end of the question-and-answer session how what he had learned there would influence his education program, Haslam said the thing that impressed him most about what he heard was career-technical education and hands on learning. He finally said it was a matter of weaving a tapestry together from comments he hears from meetings like these.

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tant in October and has really been a huge help and inspiration the past few years,” Culver said When asked about his musical influences that helped lead him to this point, Culver credits his family for his love of music and said that they had a huge influence in this musical development from an early age. “I’ve been involved with music since the day I was born,” Culver said “My Nana bought my first guitar when I was five-years-old. Growing up, my brother and great grandfather always played guitar, so they were my inspiration to pick it up as well. I owe my taste in music to my dad. I knew more about Led Zeppelin and The Who going into kindergarten than I did about anything else.” Those wishing to vote for Culver’s song, can visit hosstheboss.com, or if you want to listen to Till the Shine Wears Off play their hit song Walkin Slow please visit purevolume.com/tiltheshinewearsoff

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Tenn. counties. Their mission is to provide support to families affected by child abuse. The McNairy County Center has been open since September of 1998. Although child abuse is an often hidden problem within a community, it occurs all too often, and the effects can be devastating to the children and families involved. According to the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse, nearly 3 million cases of abuse are reported each year. The Carl Perkins Center of McNairy County works to help parents and children deal with past abuse and to prevent further abuse from occurring. They are involved in many programs that provide assistance to these families. The Center provides forensic interviews with children who have been abused. The interviews are conducted by trained professionals that can interact with the children in a non-leading manner. Many times when child abuse takes place, the child goes to live with a relative such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle. The Carl Perkins Center has a Relative Caregiver program that provides support for these family members

so that the children can stay with someone they are comfortable with rather than alternative options such as foster care. The Center has other programs, such as VOCA, which provides support to children who have been sexually abused. They also provide mentoring for children, supervised visitation, and parenting classes. The Carl Perkins Center of McNairy County relies on community fundraisers for about half of their budget. Most recently, the Breakfast with Santa fundraiser took place at the Selmer Community Center on December 3rd. The event raised 1,300 dollars for the center. Last April, the center raised 30,000 dollars at their Dancing with the Stars dinner and auction that took place at McNairy Central High School. According to DeLaVergne, the center requires 6,000 dollars to provide services for a child for one year. “People don’t get to see the kids, so sometimes they forget that it’s about them,” said DeLaVergne. “It’s such a big job to get out in the community and make people aware.” Fundraising can sometimes be difficult, especially given the current economic climate, but the Center has worked tirelessly and shown determination each year to help the children it serves.

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“By the time I got the call, it was put out,” said Selmer Police Chief Neal Burks. Burks said Officer Jeremy Wilson was the first on the scene and that he contacted fire personnel who were on the scene almost immediately. Once the Selmer Fire Department arrived, “It took less than 30 seconds to extinguish the fire,” Wilson said. Although no official damage reports were available as of press time it was apparent that the tractor portion of the vehicle was completely destroyed with little or no visible damage to the trailer.

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by Nancy Wardlow Kennedy TB is extremely costly and difficult to combat. Tennessee has reached a point where it is ready to engage in an all-out campaign to eradicate tuberculosis. We have come a long way in the last 40 years but TB still causes more deaths in Tennessee than any other communicable disease. Buy Christmas Seals today. See Mrs D G Robinson. On Sunday, Dec 23, the Girls Chorus of Selmer High School, will present ‘The Story of the Birth of Jesus’ at First Baptist church. A lovely and enjoyable affair was the Pi Mu recital and tea in the Green Room of the new Southern Hotel in Jackson. Pi Mu is a fraternity encourages a serious study of the piano and instill a deep and lasting appreciation for good music. Selmer piano students who are members: Martha Lynn Jordan, Phyllis Boggan, Linda Sue McCullar and Nancy Carolyn Hurst. Adamsville members are Patricia Hamm and Mary L Powell. Mrs Thomas Ellis, teacher from Selmer. Mrs Vester Springer, whose husband died recently of a heart attack is in dire need of money for living expense. She lives at Guys, Tenn. Anyone can make a donation at the Independent office and we will see that she gets it. The Corinth A and B boys basketball teams came to play Selmer’s A and B teams. Selmer B team lost to Corinth 23 to 20. Lineup: Wolfe 6, Dancer 4, Rowland 2, Byrd 2, Jordan 2. Subs: Ashe 4, Watson, Moore 1, Osborn. The A teams wasn’t very interesting since Corinth could not offer much opposition. Selmer won 92 to 45. Lineup: McClain 34, Bob Kirk 21, R Carter 11, Bill Kirk 8, McCullar 12. Subs D Carter, Farris 6, Moore, Barron, Kinchen, Wyatt, P Kirk. Two local students from McNairy County were awarded pharmacy degrees from University of Tennessee Medical Units. John L Mattox, whose parents now live in Jackson, graduated from Selmer High School. He is the husband of the former Miss Rebecca Williams of Selmer. Billy T Curtis is the son of Mr and Mrs E H Curtis Sr of Selmer. Billy graduated from Byars Hall High School in Covington and is married to Miss Bobbie Cooper of Covington, Tenn. Michie played Middleton last week and the girls emerged victorious 78 to 23. Lineup: Carroll 36, Fisher 32, Moore 10, Churchwell, Gooch, Garrett. Sub: Briley. The Michie boys lost big time, 73 to 34. Lineup: Austin, Raines 10, Mills 10, Goff 4, Asbill 2. Subs: Dunahoe 2, Fisher, Deaton 6. Referees: Wayne Jones and Kerby Farrell. Escaped convict arrested near Ramer Friday. Victor G Hartwig, 24 year old escaped convict from a Michigan Penitentiary was arrested near Ramer by Sheriff Kirkpatrick and Patrolman John-

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How is your Christmas shopping going? ny O’Neal. Hartwig stopped at two different services station at Ramer and tried to buy gasoline on the credit. The proprietors of both stations, Mr Luther Ingle and Mrs Ruby Derryberry called the Sheriff because he aroused their suspicions. When the Sheriff arrived the man run off and hid in some honeysuckle vines. He had escaped on Dec 4 from prison, stolen cars, one from Corinth, Miss. From Corinth he got to Ramer and run out of gas. He awaits the Federal Grand Jury. Five more McNairy County boys have just completed their basic training from Lackland Air Force Base: Pvt Clarence I Shelton, 21, son of Mr and Mrs John G Shelton of Ramer. Pvt Joe W Willis, 22, son of Mr and Mrs I T Willis, of Rt 1, Michie. Pvt Charles G Willis, 19, son of Mrs Albert Willis, Selmer. Pvt Robert Eugene Forsythe, 20, husband of Mrs Frances Forsythe, Rt 2, Ramer. Pvt Avon D Dixon, 21, son of Mr and Mrs O E Dixon, Rt 1 Guys. It takes hundreds of nuts to hold an automobile together but only one to jolt it apart. Adamsville basketball team went to Michie for a double header. The Michie girls won 58 to 52. Michie lineup: Carroll 31, Fisher, 19, Moore 8, Garrett, Gooch, Briley. Adamsville: Young 19, Snodgrass 7, Morris 26, Meeks, Seaton, Matlock. The Adamsville boys won 65 to 43. Adamsville lineup: Rickman 28, Brush 25, Wicker 7, Blanton 2, Christopher 6. Subs: Cage 3, Groom 2, Milford 2. Michie lineup: Austin, Billy Goff 16, Raines 12, Mills 4, Dunahoe 3. Subs Deaton 3, Fisher 2, Asbill 2, Smith 1. In the County League Basketball Girls Standing: Ramer won 3; Michie won 2; Bethel Springs won 1, lost 1; Selmer lost 2, Adamsville lost 3. In the County League Basketball Boys Standing: Adamsville won 3; Selmer won 2; Ramer won 1, lost 1; Bethel Springs lost 2; Michie lost 2. Coach H R Brewer of the Morris Chapel High School boys basketball team have won 11 games out of 14 games played. The tree games they lost was by a slim margin of 2 points. 14,259 bales of cotton were ginned in the county for this crop season prior to Dec 1, compared to 6,686 for 1950 during that time. Pebble Hill sends Christmas Greeting to all the Independent Readers from Mr and Mrs Gerry Kiddy and family. Mt Gilead Home Demonstration Club met in the home of Mrs E C Causey. 15 present including two visitors, Mrs Lily Moore and Mrs Cora Causey. Perfect attendance this year by: Mrs Rufus Hanna, Mrs Clara Dillon, Mrs Celeestia Sparks, Mrs Ernest Mitchell and Mrs J E Henley. Each member received a gift

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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.

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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 • CPL Jeffery Mitchell, USMC • 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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Oran Jaco Jr. “Berry” Oran Jaco Jr. “Berry” was born Sept. 1, 1952, son of the late Oran Jaco Sr. and late Louise Jaco. Mr. Jaco Jr. departed this life on Dec. 5, 2011. He is survived by his wife Lisa Jaco; three children, Tracy Ash, B.J. Jaco, and Becky Jaco; five grandchildren, Ashley, Dalton and Stormy Ash, Jonathon Jaco, and Shane Hopkins; a brother, Herman Jaco; and four sisters, Jeanie Windover, Sissy Green, Nell Park, and Lucille Clark.

Roy Tucker Roy Tucker was born Jan. 20, 1922 in Hardin County, Tenn., the son of the late Charlie and Mary Polk Tucker. He was united in marriage to Wanda Carroll who survives. Mr. Tucker proudly served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a farmer by trade. Mr. Tucker departed this life on Dec. 6, 2011 in Selmer, Tenn. at the age of 89 Years, 10 Months, 16 Days. He is survived by his wife Wanda (Carroll) Tucker of Michie, Tenn.; a daughter, Jeanine Glisson and husband Mike; two sons, Larry Tucker, and Randall Tucker. In addition to his parents, Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Tucker. A graveside service was held on Dec. 9, 2011 at the Liberty Cemetery in Michie, Tenn.

Brenda Joyce White Brenda Joyce White was born December 12, 1943 in Corinth, Miss.., the daughter of the late Hubert Clyde Baker and Maye Mills Baker. Mrs. White was a grocery store clerk. She was a member of the Michie First Baptist Church in Michie, Tenn. and sang in the choir. Mrs. White departed this life on December 10, 2011 in Corinth, Miss. at the age of 67 Years, 11 Months, 28 Days. She is survived by her husband William Boyd (Bill) White of Michie, Tenn.; a son, Brett White of Michie, Tenn.; sister, Patsy (Baker) Brown of Michie, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Peggy Baker of Michie, Tenn.; niece, Maurica Brown Ross and husband Tim of Michie, Tenn.; nephew, Jerome Baker of Corinth, Miss.; host of extended family, friends, and church family. In addition to her parents, Mrs. White was preceded in death by a sister, Mary (Tootsie) Patterson; a brother, Gerald Ray Baker. Services were held on Dec. 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tenn., with James Hardin officiating. Burial followed in the Pebble Hill Cemetery at Michie, Tenn.

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Ray Family We would like to say Thank You for the outpouring of love and support that was shown during the recent loss of our precious wife and mother. For all the phone calls, prayers, cards, food, visits and so many other acts of kindness that were shown, we deeply appreciate. Thank you for sharing with us the many special ways that she touched each of your lives. We would like to say a special thank you to Bro. James Smith and Bro. Oscar White for their kind words. Also special thanks to Shackelford Funeral Directors for handling this difficult time with the utmost care and compassion. Please continue to remember us in your thoughts and prayers. The family of Janette Ray Bobby, Robin, Todd, Ginger & Families

Sunrise by David Coy

Lessons From Life Perhaps the most important lesson is the uncertainty of life. How could I fail to learn it? How shall I ever forget it? If one so young and full of life as Vivian was could so suddenly go, how can I be certain of what a day might bring forth? I know now how brittle is the thread of life. I know that no one knows whether tomorrow shall find him among his friends on earth or in the presence of his God. Now that I know this lesson, I shall try to live every day as if it were the last. God being my helper, I shall be ready. I have learned to love the Bible more. Why should I not? I have searched its sacred pages more to find the light I needed when the hours were so dark. I have turned to it again and again to hear it say, “O grave, where is thy victory?” When my face was wet with tears, I read with joy, “He shall wipe all tears away.” When care would flood my soul, I found comfort in the words, “Casting all your cares upon Him for he careth for you.” Blessed be the Book –for me there is no other. I have learned to love the church more. It is the only place I can find refuge for my soul. It has stood behind me through the year as I have tried to point the lost to the Lamb of God. It shared with me my sorrow. I am humbled to think that such as I should have the privilege of being a member of such a noble institution. May I never bring shame or reproach upon it. I have learned that faith is more precious than gold. It is the eye of the soul. By faith I can look beyond the veil. By faith I can see every grave made empty. By faith I can see the city of God filled with the redeemed and among them an angel that was once a blondehaired, blue-eyed girl (his daughter Vivian). When I see this, gold becomes cankered, but faith, give me more. “O Lord, help thou my unbelief.” I have learned to think less of earth and more of heaven. “The things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” --Franklin Camp, 1915-1991. This is Sunrise.

• Court Avenue Communion Christmas Eve Communion Service will be held at 9 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Court Avenue Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Visitors welcome.

December 25

• Christmas Service Cypress Creek First Baptist Church will have Christmas Service at 10 a.m. on Dec. 25.

community events • Sponsors Needed 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. • Christmas Light Display Community is invited to drive by the home of Jack Reynolds at 604 Lawton Rd, Selmer to view a large display of Christmas lights.

December 15

• “Moms to Be” Celebration: Breastfeeding is Baby’s Best Christmas Present! Free gifts, information and fun for all from 1:30-3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15 at the McConnico Memorial Library in Selmer. For more information call 731-645-3474 and dial Ext. 105 for Ruth Teague, WIC Nutritionist, or Ext. 109 for Beth Hamilton, Health Educator.

December 16

• Santa Pictures Santa will be at Legacy Hospice at 137 Cypress Ave. in Selmer on Fri., Dec. 16 from 5-9 p.m. taking free pictures! • Democrat Party Meeting The McNairy County Democrat Party will have their monthly meeting on Fri., Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at the headquarters in Selmer. Bring finger foods & we will celebrate our Christmas Season. Donation at the door for the building fund. Everyone invited.

December 17

• Bethel Springs Christmas You are invited to the Bethel Springs Community Center for a community wide Christmas Breakfast Potluck

at 9 a.m. on Dec. 17. Bring your favorite Christmas casserole! Enjoy Christmas music, singing, food and fellowship! • Santa at Rockabilly Santa will be at Rockabilly on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Bring your kids to see Santa. • Benefit for Hopper Family There will be a benefit for the family of Adamsville High School Football Coach, Joe Hopper and his wife, Emily on Sat., Dec. 17. Joe and Emily’s son, Henry, was born two months premature and is currently being cared for in the ICU at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. The Cardinal football team will be selling barbecue Boston butts and bologna sticks to raise money for the family. Pre-order your Boston butts for $30 and bologna sticks for $15. Orders will be ready for pick-up beginning at 11 a.m. and must be picked up by 5 p.m. To place an order, contact Adamsville High School at (731) 632-3273, or get an order form from Head Coach Brandon Gray. • Arthritis Exercise Class UT Extension in McNairy County will be offering a free Arthritis Foundation exercise class starting January 10, 2012 every Tuesday and Thursday for 8 weeks. The class will be offered at the Selmer Civic Center from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. This class is being taught by certified instructors and is for arthritis sufferers of all ages and mobility levels that can benefit from the low impact course. Extension educators design each class to meet the needs of all participants. For more information and to register please call UT Extension at 731-645-3598.

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Happy Birthday Katie Smith Katie will be 3 years old on December 15th. She is the daughter of Tim and Angie Smith, brother of Parker Smith and granddaughter of Tony and Connie Smith all of Adamsville, Tenn. and Mike and Gail Hall and Kathy Fears, all of Smiths, Ala.

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bethel springs news By T.C. Williams Wheaty Martin’s nephew Tony Martin from New York visited her over the weekend. Wheaty and her brother George Hurst of the Purdy community are always happy to see Tony come home for a visit. Tamela, Willie & Chasity Sain visited their daughter and sister Erica Jones and grandaughter Jayla in LaVergne, Tenn. over the weekend to go on a shopping spree for the holidays. The New Bethel United Methodist Women sponsored their annual Christmas Tea and Toy Drive for the Carl Perkins Center in Selmer. We would like to thank all the women who came out to celebrate with us and brought many toys. there were over seventyfive people present, both children and adults. Sarah Shoates, a youth from New Bethel UMC performed Jingle Bell on her saxophone. It was a beautiful rendition, enjoyed by all. The Faith Pointe Kidzone

Kids, under the direction of Cathy Wilson, entertained the group with a wonderfully creative medley of Christmas carols, both contemporary and traditional; the group received a standing ovation. Every child brought a toy for the toy drive. Ms Wilson is teaching the children that “it is better to give than to receive.” A wonderful meal was served by the New Bethel UMW. There were women in attendance from Pickwick, Lexington First, Key Chapel, Sardis, Selmer First, Buena Vista and New Salem United Methodist Churches, these churches are part of the Jackson District United Methodist Women, under the leadership of Shirley Williams, district president. Gladys Butler was able to attend worship on Sunday, after spending a few days in the hospital. T.C. Williams is still home recuperating slowly. Continue to keep all sick and home bound in your daily prayers.

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Happy Birthday Florence Melton Ward celebrated her 95th birthday with 18 members of her family at her home Mon., Dec. 5, 2011. Family members present were: Judy and Joe Sims, Dennis and Wanda Wad, Louise Mosier, Jere and Liz Redmon, Myrna and Burl Malone, Kate Garner, Peggy Siler, Brenda Landrum, Charles and Gail Wallace, Neal and Jean Coady, and Lance and Ann Bailey.

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Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Lewis Young Jr. of Henderson, Tenn. would like to invite friends and family to witness the marriage of their daughter Haley Renee Young and Adam Shane Tull on the 17th of December at 2 p.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church in Selmer, Tenn. Reception will follow. Haley is from Henderson, Tenn. and is the granddaughter of Melvin Sr. & Geraldine Young of Henderson, Tenn. and Junior and Julia Miller of Enville, Tenn. Haley also has one sister Whitney Young of Henderson, Tenn. She is a graduate of Chester County High School and is currently attending JSCC to become a PTA and is employed with Rehab America as a PTA tech. Adam is from Bethel Springs, Tenn. He is the son of Anthony and the late Glenda Tull and is the grandson of the late Raymond & the late Noma Lee Tull of Bethel Springs, Tenn. and Wilson and Genell Matlock of Bethel Springs, Tenn. Adam also has two sisters Nina Willis of Guntown, Miss. and Tori Wilkerson of Jackson, Tenn. He is a graduate of Gateway Christian School and is currently owner of Tull Logging Company in Bethel Springs, TN.

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Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic Grand Opening

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Owners Stan and Winette Bevis, along with family, staff members, members of the McNairy County Regional Alliance, and other political figures from McNairy County joined at 1021 Mulberry Avenue in Selmer for the ribbon cutting ceremony at Face Pace Urgent Care Clinic’s grand opening and open house last Friday afternoon. (Pictured) MRA Director of Chamber of Programs Russell Ingle, Director of Adult Education Patsy Pearson, County Mayor Wilburn Gene Ashe, Jesse Kimes, Stan Bevis FNP, Nate and Drew Bevis, Winnette Bevis RN, Dana Martin FNP, Mikki Cox, Christie Littrell, Summer Goodlow, Selmer Mayor David Robinson, MRA Executive Director Ted Moore.

Sheriff’s log December 5, 2011 Public service – Unknown. 10;13 a.m. Animal control at large – Hwy 64E. 1:35 p.m. Motor vehicle accident – Hwy 45 N . 1:50 p.m. Speak with an officer – Ervin Hester Rd. 2:40 p.m. Vandalism – Dancer Rd. 2:40 p.m. Public service – Hwy 57 W. 3:27 p.m. Theft report – Centerhill Rd. 3:51 p.m. Animal control welfare/cruelty – Hwy 64 W. 3:53 p.m. Theft report – Pleasant Site Rd. 5:55 p.m. Residence alarm – Locke Rd. 6;12 p.m. Shoplifting in progress – Saltillo Rd. 6:30 p.m. Traffic stop – Adamsville post office. 8:12 p.m. Traffic stop – A and B Store. 9:11 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64. 9:43 p.m. 911 hang up – Dunaway Rd. 9:43 p.m. Welfare check – Wenasoga Rd. 10;22 p.m. December 6, 2011 Theft report – Murray School Rd. 1:46 a.m. Home theft – Talley Rd. 9:25 a.m. Theft report – Mt. Vinson Rd. 10;31 a.m. Welfare check – Hwy 64E. 2:27 p.m. Traffic stop – Pappy John’s. 3 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 57W. 3:38 p.m. Theft report – Weeks Rd. 4:22 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 57 W. 4:31 p.m. Retrieve property – Vernie Kirk Rd. 4:48 p.m. Speak with an officer – Unknown. 5:02 p.m. Disturbance unknown – Hester Ln. 8:54 p.m.

Traffic stop – Hwy 45S. 9:24 p.m. Animal control at large – Hanburg. 9:40 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22N. 11:38 p.m. December 7, 2011 Traffic stop – Hwy 64E. 1:30 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 142. 7:48 a.m. Traffic stop – Twin View Cir. 9:52 a.m. Traffic stop – North Y. 10:05 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45. 10:56 a.m. Animal control at large – N. Liberty. 12:09 p.m. Harassing phone calls – Industrial Park Dr. 12:27 p.m. Public service – Dancer Rd. 1:25 p.m. Animal control at large – Virney kirk Rd. 3;00 p.m. 911 hang up – Hwy 57E. 4:45 p.m. Stranded motorist – Hwy 64W. 6:13 p.m. Suspicious activity- Sweet Lips. 6:20 p.m. Theft report – Pleasant Site Rd. 10:18 p.m. December 8, 2011 Traffic stop – Rose Creek Rd. 2:54 a.m. Wreckless driver – Hwy 45. 10:02 a..m Speak with an officer – Meeks Rd. 11:36 a.m. Speak with an officer – Bendall Ln. 1:31 a.m. Threats – Complex. 1:37 p.m. Transport start – Jail –Hardeman Co. line. 3;19 p.m. Animal control animal bite – Atkins Ln. 3:34 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Hwy 117. 10:11 p.m. Motor vehicle accident – Hwy 117. 11:58 p.m. December 9, 2011 Serving warrant – Industrial Park Dr. 1:03 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S. 5:20 a.m. Suspicious person – Ramer Selmer Rd. 6:08 a.m. Welfare check – Hwy 64W. 1:11 p.m. Traffic stop – Pappy John’s. 1:49 p.m. Welfare check – Hwy 22S. 4:08

p.m. Traffic stop – Bypass. 5:47 p.m. Suspicious person – Milledgeville Dollar Store. 5:48 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22N. 6:04 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45S. 6:09 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22N. 6:18 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64E. 6:31 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64E.7:46 p.m. Motor vehicle accident – Purdy Beauty Hill Rd. 9:45 p.m. Theft report – Hwy 22N. 10;02 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64E. 10;37 p.m. Suspicious person – S. Farmville.11:12 p.m. December 10, 2011 Traffic stop – Bethel Purdy Rd. 12:30 a.m. Traffic stop – Purdy Rd. 12:35 a.m. Welfare check – Kilburn Ln. 12:13 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Ramer Selmer Rd. 4:42 p.m. Speak with an officer – Falcon Rd. 4:54 p.m. Theft report – Hwy 45S. 5:48 p.m. Speak with an officer – Hamburg Rd. 7:33 p.m. Animal control at large – Matt Rd. 7:59 p.m. Traffic stop – 45N below Complex. 8:30 p.m. Domestic in progress verbal – Old Stage Rd. 8:36 p.m. Residence alarm – Capooth Rd. 9:44 pm. Traffic stop – 45S. 10: 38 p.m. Traffic stop – 45S. 11:02 p.m. December 11, 2011 Traffic stop – 45S. 1:24 a.m. Public service – Industrial Dr. 1:46 a.m. Traffic stop - Hwy 64E. 2:08 a.m. Unwanted subject – Hughy Talley Rd. 6 a.m. Harassment stalking – Puron Rd. 8:48 a.m. Residence alarm – Hwy 142. 9:16 a.m. Residence alarm – High School Rd. 9:58 a.m.

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Theft report – Hwy 64W. 11:07 a.m. Animal control animal cruelty – Old Lawton Rd. 3:54 p.m. Vehicle theft – Bethesda Purdy Rd. 4 p.m. Civil Matter – Brooks Rd. 4:09 p.m. Business alarm – Hwy 45N. 5:04 p.m. Threats- Michie Fire Dept. 5:08 p.m. Residence alarm – Hwy 142. 5:42 p.m. Suspicious person – Clarence Barham Rd. 5:49 p.m. Animal control at large – Matt Rd. 7:15 p.m. Disturbance unknown – Brooks Rd. 8:25 p.m. Disturbance unknown – Pleasant Site Rd. 9:59 p.m. Traffic stop – Elementary School Dr. 11:10 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64W. 11:42 p.m.

court briefs McNairy County Sessions Heather Damons – Driving on susp. DL – dismiss on payment of costs, supervised prob. – Failure to appear – dismiss upon plea of other charge. – Probation violation – Prob. reinstated upon payment of $300 and 11 day sent. and $100/mo. thereafter. – Failure to appear on citation – pay costs, sent. to 10 days supervised prob. Jacob D. Baldini – Schedule III drugs: mfg, del, sell, poss – sol – fined $750, pay costs, sent. to 5 days, supervised prob. for 1 yr. alc/drug eval. – DL to be carried and exhibited. sent. to 5 days, supervised prob. for 1 yr. alc/drug eval. George H. Atkins – Schedule II drugs: cocaine/meth – Bound over to the grand jury, continue on current bond. Randall L. Holley – Driving on revoked DL – fined $50, pay costs, supervised prob. until fines and costs paid. – Driving on revoked DL – fined $50, pay costs, DL suspended for 6 mo., supervised prob. until fines and costs paid. Devon S. Tuberville – Pharm to sell no more than 3 packs meth precursor, fined $1000, pay costs, sent. to 48 hrs, supervised prob. for 1 yr, alc/drug eval. Tobias O. Davis – Theft (up to $500) – pay costs, sent. to 10 days, supervised prob., rest. is $5000. Vonny Nixon – Prob. violation – prob. to be reinstated upon payment of fines, cost, and fees by Jan 5, 2011. Randle L. Davis – DUI: fourth or subsequent – fined $350, pay costs of $705.73, 48 hr sent., supervised prob. for 11 mo., 29 days, alc/drug eval and counseling and rehab., not to drive in TN for 1 yr. Cletus Edward Patterson – 2 counts of theft of property ($1,000-$10,000) – bound over to grand jury, - Criminal trespass – bound over to grand jury, - theft of property ($500-$1000) attempt - bound over to grand jury, - 2 counts of vandalism (up to $500) - bound over to grand jury, - 3 counts of aggravated burglary- bound over to grand jury, def. shall continue on current bond on all counts. Richard L. Learn – Failure to appear – pay costs, sent. to 10 days, supervised prob. Melissa R. Whitman – Failure to appear – pay costs, sent. to 10 days, supervised prob. Joshua M. Moulton – Pharm. to maintain electronic meth precursor record – fined $1000 and costs, sent. to 11 mo. 29 days, susp. to 38 days, rest. is n/a, supervised prob. James A. Smith – Initiate

manufacture of meth – bound over to grand jury. Patricia D. Anthony - Initiate manufacture of meth – pay costs, def. indigent on fines, sent. to 39 days, supervised prob., alc/drug eval. attend rehab or counseling. Clyde Duncon Jr. – Pharm to sell no more than 3 packs meth precursor – fined $100, sent. to 3 days – simple poss/casual exchange – fined $750 and costs, sent. to 3 days, - schedule III drugs: mfg, del, sell, poss. – sol- fined $750, sent. to 3 days, supervised prob. for 1 yr., alc/ drug eval. on all counts. Jimmy M. Johnson – Failure to appear – pay cost, sent. to 10 days, supervised prob. Justin S. Vales – Domestic Assault – Dismiss on payment of costs & completion of counseling at Quinco and good behavior for 6 mo., supervised prob. Ryan J. Clayton – Simple poss./ casual exchange – fined $250, pay costs, sent. to 48 hrs, supervised prob. for 1 yr, alc/ drug eval. – poss. unlawful drug paraphernalia, attempt – fined $150, no costs, sent. to 48 hrs., supervised prob for 1 yr, alc/drug eval. Phillip W. Lewis – Poss. unlawful drug paraphernalia, attempt – fined $150, no costs, sent. to 48 hrs. supervised prob. for 1 yr. alc/drug eval. Sandra A. Huebbe - Pharm to sell no more than 3 packs meth precursor – fined $1000, pay costs, sent. to 24 hrs, supervised prob. for 1 yr, alc/drug eval. - carry weapon, domestic violence/ order of protection supervised prob. for 1 yr, alc/ drug eval. Alan C. Hold - Simple poss./ casual exchange – fined $250, pay costs, sent. to 8 days, supervised prob. Crystal G. Maw – aggravated assault – sent. to 25 days, cont counseling at Quinco and cont. with current counseling. Michael Doran – Obtain drugs by fraud – sol – fined $150, pay costs, time susp., supervised prob. for 1 yr., alc/ drug eval. Britney N. Ditto - Pharm to sell no more than 3 packs meth precursor – fined $1000, pay costs, sent. to 24 hrs, supervised prob. for 1 yr, alc/drug eval. Christopher N. Kiser – driving on susp. DL – dismiss on payment of costs, supervised prob. Charles J. Watson - Poss. unlawful drug paraphernalia, attempt – fined $150, pay costs, sent. to 48 hrs. supervised prob. for 1 yr. alc/drug eval. Adolfo M. Palomino – Driving without DL- traffic ticket paid in full.

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Wednesday, december 14, 2011

Good news and bad news for Bethel grants By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

“I’ve got some good news and bad news,” Bethel Springs Mayor Kay Cox told the Bethel Springs Board of Alderman at its Dec. 12 meeting. Both had to do with grants that the town had applied for. They were successful in obtaining a $100,000 energy grant, but not for a $500,000 water grant. However, the town is not resting on its laurels as far as grants go. One item of business was a public meeting on which Community

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from their Christmas friend. Cox’s Community by Dottie Jean Cox - several enjoyed the birthday party in the home of Paul Russom. He celebrated his 25th birthday Dec 14th. Mr Kennie Russom is still in the hospital and Mr Oliver Cox is still on the sick list. You can order this newspaper and your choice of any three magazine listed for $3.65 a year. Some magazines: ‘American Poultry Grower’ or ‘Love Stories.’ Mrs O A Wooten submit articles she had in her scrap book concerning Samuel Davis. Sam Davis was a very young man, a Confederate Scout, captured by the Union Army near Pulaski, Tenn. He was court-martialed and condemned to be hanged as a spy. Young Davis refused to give the name of the traitor in the Union Army that gave him the information and chose to died rather than betray his friends. The letter: Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn - Nov 26, 1863. Dear Mother - Oh, how painful it is to write to you! I’ve got to die tomorrow morning - to be hanged by the Federals. Mother, do not grieve for me. I must bid you goodby, forevermore. I do not fear to die. Give me love to all. You son, Samuel Davis. Mother tell the children all to be good. I wish I could see you all once more, but I never will any more. Mother and father, do not forget me. Think of me when I am dead, but do not grieve for me, it will not do any good. Father, you can send after my remains if you want to do so. They will be at Pulaski, Tenn. I will leave some things, too, with the hotel keeper for you. Pulaski

Development Block Grants to apply for next year and how to use them. Randy Nelson, of the Jackson, Tenn. consulting firm of Nelson Thornton, was in attendance to explain the town’s options. The town will use the energy grant, which does not require matching funds from the town, for new water meters. “You may kick us down, but you’re not going to keep us down,” said Cox, expressing her determination to try again this year. “The purpose of the meet-

ing is to entertain any comments or suggestions on what the town should apply for on the next CBDG,” Nelson told the meeting. He explained that this grant is available every year. The State of Tennessee gets the money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “They get a block of it and then they distribute it to local governments, throughout the state, on a very competitive basis and that happens every February,” Nelson said. He told the board that the

town had submitted a grant application last year for water loss. “You’re always compared to what is submitted that year, so we had 25 percent water loss and we were competing with communities that had 40, 50, 60 percent water loss,” Nelson said. Cox pointed out that only one town in West Tenn. got the water grant. The $100,00 0 grant was a portion of the $500,000 grant. The meters that will be purchased with the grant are highly accurate and should save the city some money, by reducing water

loss, Nelson said. Some of the things the new grant can be used for are sewer, water and housing rehabilitation. However, this money must be used on new, not existing projects. This means it could not be used to pay off the town’s sewer debt. However, it could be used for sewer line extensions. “In my opinion, we ought to stick with the water,” said Cox. All of the meters could be replaced within six months, Nelson said. “This is a citizen’s participa-

tion meeting. Speak now or forever hold your peace,” Nelson said. The board will need to pass a resolution applying for the grant in February, he said. In other news from the meeting, the board approved on second reading the well ordinance, the purchase of water from Selmer. The items now become law. The board tabled a request from Thomas Montgomery for $163 for front-end alignment for his car after he hit a rock. He said city workers left the rock in the road.

is in Giles County, Tenn, south of Columbus. S D’ Gravel Hill by Mrs Opal Gray - Mr and Mrs Aubrey Willis have moved into their new home. Old Cool Springs by Mrs W A Plunk - The candy breaking at the home fo Mrs Ann Franks was enjoyed by young and old. Mr and Mrs Ambus Phillips have given the name Ridgley Dean, to their new son. Lear Hardin died Nov 24, 1951 with a brain hemorrhage. She was the daughter of the late Hilliard Hardin and Mrs Murlee Hardin Howard. She was born in McNairy County near Leapwood. Many years ago she moved with her family to Missouri. At the time of her death she was married and living at Tulsa, Okla, where she is buried. Ramer by Mrs J R Hamm Mrs Nettie Reeder has received word of the birth of a grandson in Norway. The baby is the son of M-Sgt B L Gipson and Mrs Gipson. Mrs Gipson is the former Zelma Lee Reeder. Mr and Mrs James Boucher are receiving congratulations upon the arrival of daughter named Amy Allsion. Ramer Baptist to present the drama ‘Soldiers of the King.’ The main characters are: Gene Cardwell, Robert Ingle, Emmett Taylor, Kay Taylor, Jerry Cardwell, Kenneth McMahan, Tommy Barnes, Tommy Taylor. William Raymond Majors, seaman recruit, is undergoing training at the Naval Center in San Diego, Calif. He is the son of Mr and Mrs C L Mayors. Before entering the Navy, he attended Bethel College. W A Jones of Rt 2, Ramer won the free pair of shoes from Jordan’s last week. Showing at the Ritz next week - The Desert Fox - Sunny Side Of The Street - People Will Talk - My

Friend Flicka - Canyon Raiders Little Egypt. News Of The Colored by Lula Prather - Pfc John Surratt is home on furlough to spend the holiday with his mother Mrs Lovie Surratt. Pfc Billy Prather is home to visit with his parents Mr and Mrs Lanie Prather. Christmas was once a moveable feast. The eastern branches of the Christian Church celebrated in April or May. Western Europe sometime in January. In 337 AD the bishop of Jerusalem set out to make the date universal. He appointed a commission to determine, if possible, the date of Christ’s birth. The theologians of the Church finally agreed upon December 25, and since the year 354 AD this date has been celebrated. William Gerald Plunk of Bethel Springs will receive a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering degree from Alabama Polytech Institute December 15. Stantonville by Mrs Edgar Smith - Several fans enjoyed the basketball game between Stantonville and Silerton. The boys have been victorious over Finger, Silerton and Selmer B team. They haven’t lost a game this season. The girls have been handicapped because they only have two that played last year, but they’re playing hard. They won both Finger and Silerton. One by 5 points and one by 4 points. (This is not highschool). Mr E R Martin, Hwy 45, was awarded a $45 all-wool suit of clothes by Reid Brothers, as the winner of the 1951 ‘Fish For Food’ contest. On a December day in 1846, Henry Cole, a middle-class English sent out the first Christmas Cards to his friends. Selmer by Mrs Terry Aber-

nathy - Little Linda Coats and Joe Hailey has been real sick for the past week. Little Nan Carey Robinson is improving. College students home for Christmas: Jo Ann Barr, Sarah Robinson, Jimmy Smith, Blair Scott, Joe McReynolds, Lola Frances Kiser, Mary Grace Kiser, Billy McClain and Kenneth Hawkins. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 11 years old. I go to school at Rose Creek in the 5th grade. I want a BB gun for Christmas, apples, oranges and candy, too. Bring Grandpa a can of tobacco. Monday Dec 17 is his birthday, he will be 91 years old. Wishing everyone a happy Christmas. So bye. Acie A Flowers. Dear Santa Claus: I am a boy. I go to Selmer School. I like my teacher. I would like to have a wagon, lots of fruits and nuts for Christmas. You little pal, Joe Neal Hill. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 4 years old. I have tried to be a good boy. Please bring me a blackboard, a train, 2 guns & holster and a wheel-barrow. Love Gary Kerby. Dear Santa: I am expecting to see your Christmas. Bring me a Mickie Mouse watch. Tommy Joe Russell. Dear Santa: I go to McNairy School and in the third grade. Santa, I want a set of dishes and a doll. I hope you get around to see all the little boys and girls. Carolyn Miller. Dear Santa: I am a little boy, eight years old. I have been very good this year. Santa, I want you to bring me a bicycle, candy, nuts and fruits. I go to school at Bethel Springs. I am in the third grade. Santa, don’t forget to bring all the other little boys and girls that have been good something. Love very much, Joe Dan Maness.

Dear Santa: I am in the third grade and go to school almost every day. Please bring me a bicycle and lots of candy. Nelson Siler. Sear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 10 years old, in the 5th grade. I go to school at Hornsby and go to Sunday School at Mt Gilead. Please bring me a pair of gloves, a head scarf, a sweater, fruit, candy and nuts. Please don’t forget my mother, daddy, brothers, sisters. Also my grandfather. Betty Mayfield. Dear Santa: I am a little girl, 7 years old. I am in the 2nd grace. I want Santa Claus to bring me a necklace and bracelet, a purse, come candy, apples, oranges and nuts. My sister wants a doll and a set of dishes. My little brother wants a tricycle and a gun. My big sisters wants a necklace and bracelet. So hurry up and come. Shirley Ferguson. Dear Santa: I am a little girl only 12 years old. I go to school and study the 7th grade. I like my teacher. I would like a basketball for Christmas and a lot of other things. Remember my little brothers. They like toys. I have a big brother Rubel. Yours truly, Lula Ann Nixon. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy in the second grade and I want a jet airplane for Christmas. Ronnie Gooch. Dear Santa: I wonder if it is snowing up North. How are your little girls and boys getting along. I haven’t been so good this year. I don’t get to visit the shut-ins much. Please visit my neighborhood. The little boys and girls are looking for you. Don’t forget the shut-ins. May God bless you. Here’s wishing you and your Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I am your (little) friend. Miles Henry. (Mr Henry writes Santa every year.)

Merry Christmas from: Selmer Implement Company; The Flower Box; J T Burks; D T Hamilton; Sibley Chevrolet; Hendrix Soda Fountain; J E Hodges & Son; Sherman’s Store; Modernistic Beauty Shop - Iona and Jimmie; Selmer Bank & Trust; the Vogue; Tenn National Farm Loan Ass’n Ted Martin. Thomas - Farris Pontiac Co; Jordan’s ; A & G Market; Horner & Doss Hardware; Hamlin’s Studio; Shackelford Funeral Directors; Pickwick Electric Membership Corp; Selmer Florist; Ritz Theatre, Stand Lumber company; Cox Brother’s Grocery & market; Smith’s Variety Store, Jopling Grocery & Feed Store; Latta Motor Co; Latta Tractor & Implement Co; Greer’s Esso Servicenter; J H Bigger & son; Hayse Jackson - Circuit court Clerk; City Lumber & Hardware Co; Drewry Auto Parts; Western Auto Associate Store, Counce Motor Co; Guy E Robinson; Steels Jewelry & Gift shop; Jones Grocer & Frozen Food Locker; Thrashers Café & Service Station; McNairy County Supply Association, Joe Kerby, Sec; Huggins Drug Store; George Weatherford’s Garage; P L Tacker - Register; the Paint Spot in Selmer and Bethel springs - Wilkerson’s Food Mart; B Y Howell - County Judge; Selmer Furniture and Appliance Co; Farmer’s Supply Store; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Hamilton Finley Post, Selmer; Hamilton Cleaners; U-ToteEm Grocer; McNairy County Independent - Wilbur and Delilah Wright, Ira S Anderson, J D McDaniels and all new correspondents. Volume 48, Number 3, Wilbur Wright, Editor and Publisher.


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Milledgeville receives grant for new pumper truck B y Janet Rail Publisher

Fire Chief Leland Alexander reported to the mayor and board Monday evening the receipt of a $172,000 CDBG grant awarded from the State Department of Economic and Community Development. The city received a letter from Paula Lovett, Grant Program Manager with grant approval for the purchase of a #1 fire mini pumper truck. The city will proceed to advertise to bid specifications and hold a public meeting in the future to open sealed bids as outlined by the state requirements. Mayor Dannie Kennedy addressed the recent receipt of the 60 day notice of potential closure of their post office and suggested they contact their state representatives and congressman. Half of the group responded positively that letters were sent and the other aldermen will respond by the deadline. The mayor did get an opportunity to meet last week with State Representative

Vance Dennis and State Senator Delores Grisham to explain the unique geographic position of Milledgeville and how they may be in a position to serve as a hub for several communities for postal services. Grisham requested a letter to further demonstrate potential reasons to prevent the local post office closure. Mayor Kennedy reported mailing the requested information promptly. It was reported that the community center board of trustees met and made a decision to winterize the building as well as the concession stand. The culvert on Perry Street repair was still in progress and not complete. The water bill at the fire department was reportedly $120 so there is a suspected leak at the water line utilized by the saddle club which still needed to be investigated. The board passed a motion to purchase a new ice machine at the fire department. The existing machine would require over $1,750 in parts to repair and purchase of a new machine would be approximately $4,400. The mayor and several

aldermen will check on bids and report back in two weeks to the mayor on the costs of a replacement. The mayor discussed a run on shoplifters at the local Dollar Store. The store was inquiring about the potential use of a constable covering the area in order to reduce theft in the area. Mayor Kennedy will discuss with Sheriff Guy Buck to secure support from McNairy County as well as contacting Chester County. The fire department also reported the need to purchase turn out gear for the volunteer fireman. In addition, a street light on Martin Reed was reported out. In old business the board approved meeting minutes of the November 15 meeting and the financial report. Prior to adjournment the mayor addressed the group, “I appreciate all of us being able to talk about issues at this meeting. This is a democracy and we all need to speak our minds and make decisions to better the community,” said Kennedy.

Meeting Schedule 1st Monday after 1st Wednesday

Bethel Springs

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City Hall

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Milledgeville County Commission

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City Hall Justice Complex

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Selmer

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City Hall

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School Board

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Courthouse

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Guys Adamsville Finger

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Eastview

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Michie Stantonville Ramer

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45 Auto Mart would like to introduce our newest salesman, Josh Trammell. He has been a resident of Chester County for ten years and was elected Disrtrict 1 Chester County Constable in August of 2010. Josh has been married to his wife, Audrey Trammell for a little more than six years. Audrey is an RN for the Jackson Madison County General Hospital’s Cardio Vascular ICU. They attend church at Cloverport Baptist Church in Cloverport, Tenn. They have been blessed with three wonderful boys, Alexander, age 7, Austin, age 6, and Ryan, age 4. We would like to wish our fellow residents a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy 2012. Come by or give Josh a call at (731) 989-8059. Please allow him to help you in your consideration of your next pre-owned automobile.

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Facility Provides Comprehensive Dental Care for Uninsured Children, Adults (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, joined other state and local officials Dec. 6 for an open house at the West Tennessee Regional Office Dental Clinic in Jackson. The clinic provides comprehensive dental care for uninsured adults and children. The West Tennessee Regional Office Dental Clinic is a state-of-the-art facility staffed by a full-time dentist and dental assistant. Fourthyear students at the University of Tennessee Dental School in Memphis also provide services in one-week rotations at the clinic, as part of a unique partnership with the UT Health Sciences Center. The West Tennessee Regional Office Dental Clinic provides services on a sliding fee scale based on income. Since opening in March, 2011, providers have treated more than 215 patients and delivered more than 2,300 procedures at the facility. Dental students began serving their rotations in August, with more than 30 students completing rotations to date. Patients have come from 20 Tennessee counties to receive treatment at the clinic. The total value of the services provided to these patients is more than $132,000. The West Tennessee Regional Office Dental Clinic is located at 295 Summar Street in Jackson. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment, call (731) 423-6600.

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Michie stays perfect By Jay Poindexter Sports Writer

Lady Blue Devils- 33 Lady Lions- 24

Loyalty is expensive By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

What kind of price does a professional athlete put on the love and admiration of an entire city? If that athlete is Albert Pujols, it’s about $40 million. Last Thursday, Pujols inked a 10-year contract worth $254 million, but the deal wasn’t with the St. Louis Cardinals. That’s right. Pujols is leaving St. Louis and heading for the west coast, despite the Cards’ $210 million offer. He’s now a Los Angeles Angel. He left a team that he led to two World Series Championships. He left a city full of fans that adored him. He left a franchise that was sure to retire his number from use for all eternity. And he did all this going into his 12th year in Major League Baseball. Don’t get me wrong...He’s got more than 250 million good reasons to leave, and like a good friend of mine pointed out, his wife would’ve shot him in the face if he had turned down that kind of money. But I still feel like Big Al made a big mistake. Like many others, I’m of the mind that Pujols will quickly become a shell of his former self, and this move west will only get him closer to a retirement home, not the Hall of Fame. Not that he won’t eventually be enshrined. His numbers thus far can’t be argued. He’s proven that he is one of the best players to ever play the game, but I’m sorry... Designated hitter or not, he won’t be able to produce the way he has for another 10 years. To me, the Angels are paying for what Pujols has done, not what he is going to do. This should be good news for Cardinals fans. Heads should not be hanging right now. ‘The Machine’ just saved them hundreds of millions of dollars their team can now spend on beefing up the pitching staff and finding a few hitters for the middle of the lineup. Pujols wasn’t going to put up 30 home runs and 100 RBIs forever anyway. St. Louis got the most for their money, and probably saved themselves from a contract that would have inevitably locked them into mediocrity down the road. Fans shouldn’t be sad that Pujols is gone. They should be sad the appreciation they showed him wasn’t enough to keep him around. If that doesn’t help Card fans, they still shouldn’t focus their energy on hating Pujols, but I know some will. It isn’t Pujols’ fault the team he represented in the All-Star game nine times wouldn’t pony up the dough. The Cardinals should have locked him down in spring training, but instead they pitched the greatest player of the current generation of ballplayers a deal worth $65 million less than what the Halos were willing to throw him once the season ended. If the Cardinal organization would have been genuinely concerned about losing Al, they would’ve never let him get to free agency. With all that being said, I feel bad for Pujols. He may not realize it yet, but he left the best possible situation out there for a player moving into their twilight years. Instead of playing in a city that would have loved and supported him every time he stepped on the field from now until the day he decided to hang up his cleats, he opted to leave and set himself up to be one of the most hated players in baseball. Look at it like this, the city of St. Louis will now loathe the name Pujols regardless of how he performs in LA. On top of that, if he underachieves for the Angels their fan base is going to revolt because they’re paying him nearly $157,000 per game. Add the two baseball metropolises together and they account for nearly 4.5 million people. That’s a lot of boo-birds. I know I can never fully grasp the concept of making the kind of money Pujols is making, but what I can understand is my own worth within the community I work for. To me, their affection is priceless. I know if I was beloved in a town and able to make ends meet, I couldn’t trade a city full of fans that worshiped me for beaches and a bigger paycheck. (The views in this column are the opinion of the writer and do not necessarily relect the views of the Independent Appeal or its owner.)

Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

Assistant Principal Dr. Kathy Finlayson, School Board Members Tony Chapman and Larry Smith, award recipient Alvin Wilson, Principal Terry Moore, and Charlie Miskelly stand while Wilson accepts the great honor.

The Michie Lady Blue Devils won over Selmer Lady Lions with a score of 33-24 last Thursday. Robin Moore was the leading scorer with a total of 11 points, and Lauren Rhodes followed closely behind with 9 points. “The girls played a great game. I was very proud of their efforts,” Coach Andrea Whitten said. The Blue Devils are now 9-0 on the season and look to make it 10 straight victories if they can get a win over Pickwick South Side at home Thursday.

The Lady Lions dropped to 3-5 on the year, but it was only their second loss in the county. Girls’ Box Score

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(Michie) Robin Moore: 11 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stls; Lauren Rhodes: 9 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl; Margie Coleman: 7 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk; Brooke Bennett: 5 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1Stl; Madelynn: Lynch: 1 Pt, 2 Stl, 1 Blk (Selmer) Kaitlyn West: 14 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Stl; Allie Ray: 6 Pts, 6 Stls; Olivia Mitchell: 2 Pts, 3 Reb; Lexi Trice: 2 Pts; Selika McCord: 10 Reb

Bethel Gym named after Alvin Wilson By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

Dec. 8, Bethel Springs Elementary School Principal Terry Moore announced, on behalf of the McNairy County Board of Education, the new home of the Rebels as the Alvin Wilson Gym. “In appreciation for his contribution, dedication, commitment, and love of children,” said Moore as he recognized Wilson for his 37 years as an educator and principal and for his eight years spent as a school board member. The crowd applauded Wilson for all his hard work and dedication to the school and the school system. “Thank you, I feel at home,” said Wilson as the ceremony came to a close. The plaque will hang outside the gymnasium doors for display.

Staff Photo by Jay Poindexter

Michie Lady Blue Devils Robin Moore (5) drives to the basket against Selmer defender Mollie Nash (12).

Bobcats win over Cardinals in rivaly battle By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

For many years, the McNairy Central Bobcats and Adamsville Cardinals matchups have been the biggest rival in the county and ranging in numerous different sports, from football to basketball. This season’s first match was held at McNairy Central High School on Dec. 6 for the non-district basketball game of the year. The crowd packed the round house and for the first time in countless years they watched as McNairy Central won both the girls and boys game, but not without a fight. The Bobcats fell behind in the third quarter, but made a monstrous comeback to win the game 85-63 over the Cardinals. The Lady Cardinals led the first two quarters, but McNairy Central made a great struggle and outscored Adamsville in the second half for a final of 66-60. “It was a hard fought game,” said Lady Bobcat Coach Jerry Lott. “Both teams played extremely hard. We were able to make some big shots and free throws in the fourth quarter.” Intensity and nervousness played a big factor for the ladies, especially when taking the spotlight of the fast break or for shots taken at the foul line. To make matters worse, both teams pressed on defense, causing many turnovers. “I was pleased with our effort,” said Lady Cardinal Coach Todd McGee. “If teams try to press us we must capitalize and score consistently after getting through the pressure.” The back and forth game gave the Lady Cardinals hope for the win. With one more chance in January, Adamsville is looking at areas of improvement. “We need to do a better job of carrying the ball in-

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Tierra Lusk forces up the shot defended by Simone Wilson and is fouled from the outside by Macayla Kiddy. side and drawing fouls,” said McGee. “We need to be dunking against the Cardinals. “We talked a lot about our defense at the half and able to shoot better in the fourth quarter. We shot 12 free throws and McNairy had about 30.” played much better in the second half,” said Forsythe. “We started pulling away at the end of the third quarGirls’ Box Score ter and we were able to extend that out behind 12 straight points from CJ who had 18 in the quarter.” MCHS 11 16 18 21 66 The Bobcats reduced shots from the outside and AHS 15 13 17 15 60 hinged on Rameil Pollard and the post on the inside for easy baskets. (MCHS) Chelsea Bodiford: 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl; “Rameil had a monster game with a double double Kindra Brown: 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl; Tierra Lusk: 13 Pts, and all the guys played hard,” said Forsythe as he was 2 Reb, 2 Stl; Mikaela Rowland: 13 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl; glad to finally get a win from Adamsville. “We had alMallorie Sweat: 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Porsha Chappell: lowed them too many easy baskets off turnovers and 3 Pts, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Tiffany Winebrenner: 1 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Stl not getting matched up in our press.” As a former Cardinal, Root has been a positive in(AHS) Keantinez Lloyd: 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Stl; Bri- fluence on the development of the Adamsville team anne Knight: 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl; Nikki White: 16 Pts, and has more awareness and knowledge to pass on to 1 Reb; Ralanda Lloyd: 3 Pts, 3 Ast; Macayla Kiddy: 2 Pts, 1 the players for progression. Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 Blk; Simone Wilson: 2 Pts, 1 Reb; Taylor “We have to spend more time playing together and Hutton: 1 Blk learning each other’s tendencies,” said Root. The two rival teams will meet again on Jan. 21, but “As always, there was a big crowd for this game this time at the home of the Adamsville Cardinals. This and our fans were great,” said MCHS Coach Steve For- will be an epic season finale no McNairy Countian will sythe. want to miss. Technical fouls were given to each team in midst of the competition, but only provided more balance Boys’ Box Score and opposition. The rival extended into the crowd, but MCHS 17 21 15 32 85 luckily there were no major spats between the blues AHS 12 21 10 20 63 and the reds. The coaches and players studied their opponents and worked hard to have a fair, impartial game. (MCHS) CJ Barnes: 32 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl; Rameil “We dominated the paint and that was our plan,” Pollard: 23 Pts, 14 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl; Stuart Littlejohn: 18 Pts, said Forsythe. “We didn’t always play well or smart, but 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Don Waller: 6 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast; Justin Sutwe played hard the whole game.” The Cardinals introduced numerous freshmen ton: 4 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Brady Dancer: 2 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 players onto the floor along with new head coach Ast; Jordan Burton: 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Revosea Richardson: Nathaniel Root. The football players returned to the 2 Reb; Jonathan Nixon: 2 Reb season as well after making a great run for the state (AHS) Jalen Kendell: 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl; Jack Machampionship. “We played a good two quarters and a half and jors: 11 Pts, 1 Stl; Lane Burcham: 8 Pts, 1 Reb; Josh Shoate: then lost our stamina,” said Root. “We have got to get 6 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl; Kasey Hurley: 5 Pts, 1 Stl, 1 Blk; Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance into game shape with our football players.” Jacob Wallis: 5 Pts, 1 Reb; Tucker Campbell: 4 Pts, 1 Blk; MCHS’s Rameil Pollard (33) takes the ball to the Scoring evenly in the second quarter, the Bobcats hoop trying to avoid the determined, behind-the- came out after halftime and took the ball to the hoop. Ross Burcham: 2 Pts, 1 Reb; John Mark Pettit: 1 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Jake Miller: 1 Pts; Tyler Hammock: 1 Stl; Irons: 1 Reb back swat from AHS’s Lane Burcham (0). CJ Barnes dazzled the crowd as he went airborne,


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Cardinals outmatched in Middleton By Andrew Alexander

make another run at a title. “We played the best team in the district right out of the chute,” said Head Coach Middleton-81 Nathaniel Root. “We’ve got Cardinals- 53 Adamsville felt the heat time, and by January I think in their 28-point loss against we’ll be on their level.” Root still feels like his the District 15-A favorite Tigers last Friday night in Mid- team needs more time to gel dleton’s stuffy little gym, giv- before they can play with ing the Cardinals their sixth teams like the Tigers. “From day one I’ve said straight loss. AHS could not have it’s going to be a rough bepicked a tougher opponent ginning. New coach, new for their district opening system...It’s just going to game, matching up against take time.” Middleton built a last year’s Class A State 12-point, first quarter lead Runner-Up, who’s poised to by capitalizing on second shot opportunities gained from their success cleaning up the offensive glass. AHS came out more composed in the second quarter, but could not get their shots to fall. The Tigers took advantage and extended their Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander lead to 24 at the Jalen Kendall (33) drives down the base- half. line against a Middleton defender. KenThe Cardidall finished with four points, three re- nals played more Sports Writer

bounds, and a steal in the Cards loss.

inspired basketball in the second half, scoring more points in the third quarter than in the first two quarters combined, but the Tigers lead still grew to 28 before all was said and done. “We have to play better defense. We’ve have to hold them to 50 or 60, not 80,” said Root. “We keep playing til the end, and we play hard. We just have to spend more time playing together.” The Cardinals’ loss to Middleton gave them their first district defeat of the year and an 0-6 record overall before they wrapped up their season series against Hardin County last Tuesday. Boys’ Box Score

AHS MHS

9 7 19 21 19 21

18 53 19 81

(AHS) Tucker Campbell: 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl; Lane Burcham: 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, John Mark Pettit: 8 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Josh Shoate: 6 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl; Jalen Kendall: 4 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl; Kasey Hurley: 4 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Ross Burcham: 3 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl; Jacob Wallis: 3 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Jack Majors: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Tyler Hammock: 1 Pt, 2 Reb, 1

Turnovers lead to AHS heartbreak By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Middleton- 62 Lady Cardinals- 61

Turnovers cost the Lady Cardinals in Middleton last Friday night as Adamsville suffered a heartbreaking 1-point loss to the Lady Tigers. The Lady Cards finished with 26 turnovers, and it was not their best shooting night either as they went 20 percent from behind the arc and 54 percent from the free-throw line. Despite their struggles offensively, Adamsville hung tight through the entire game, claimed the lead in the fourth quarter, and had a chance to open their district schedule up with a win on the road. “I think we played maybe a quarter and a half or two quarters of decent basketball,” said McGee. “We didn’t take care of the ball very well. We had 25 or 26 turnovers and that’s absolutely inexcusable.” The Lady Cardinals led by three after one quarter of play, utilizing tough press defense and forcing Middleton to turn the ball over. After a couple second quarter runs by both teams, Middleton took a 4-point lead into halftime. The Lady Tigers extended their lead

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after the break and enjoyed a 51-43 advantage as the final quarter began. Down, but not out, Adamsville came out playing ferocious defense and forced a flurry of Middleton turnovers, enabling the Lady Cards to take the lead after an 8-0. AHS followed that up with a 6-0 run, and decided to slow the game down with a 5-point lead, but it proved costly. The Lady Tigers caught their breath and shrugged off the pressure of being down a handful with less than a minute to play. Adamsville was called for a back-court violation, and Middleton got the ball back, down three with 0:37 remaining. After a quick timeout and an even quicker basket, MHS was down only one with just second left on the clock. The Lady Cards in-bounded the ball and tried to make an outlet pass, but a Lady Tiger cut it off and sunk the game winning shot. McGee was frustrated with the way the game was lost and his team’s performance, but stressed that everyone is responsible, and nobody should be pointing fingers. “Everybody magnifies the last turnover,” said McGee. “Besides the last turnover, we had 25 other

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Adamsville senior Nikki White (5) slows the Cardinal pace while holding a 5-point lead. ones. All of them are important, and all of them cost us a chance to get points.” AHS dropped to 4-2, but looked to try their luck against another set of Lady Tigers, Hardin County, when they tried for the series sweep last Tuesday night. Girls’ Box Score

AHS MHS

17 11 15 14 18 19

18 61 11 62

(AHS) Macayla Kiddy: 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl; Brianne Knight: 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 7 Stl; Keantinez Lloyd: 12 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl; Nikki White: 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Stl; Ralanda Lloyd: 7 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast; Simone Wilson: 1 Pt, 1 Ast, 2 Stl; Taylor Hutton: 1 Ast

Lady Cats on five-game winning streak, Bobcats lose two in a row By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

McNairy Central’s matchups from last week left the Lady Bobcats two ahead and the Bobcats down by two after battling the Gibson County Pioneers for the second time and the Jackson South Side Hawks for the season’s first district game. Friday night’s games at Jackson South Side were

split between the two teams The Lady Bobcats finished on top 63-57 and the Bobcats sliped up 48-86 to the Hawks. The Lady Hawks held a height advantage over the Lady Cats and had several blocked shots, but McNairy Central overcame the giants both offensively and defensively. “We shot well and made 10 threes,” said McNairy Central Coach Jerry Lott. “We had 5 players in dou-

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MCHS Sophomore Mallorie Sweat (51) powers through the South Side post players for a basket underneath.

ble figures. Mallorie and Kindra each had doubledoubles and Chelsea made six threes. Defensively, we had 21 steals.”

MCHS SSHS

Girls Box Score

22 14

24 11

14 14

14 19

74 58

(MCHS) Chelsea Bodiford: 20Pts, 2Reb, 3Ast, 5Stl; Mallorie Sweat: 14Pts, 12Reb, 1Ast, 1Stl; Mikaela Rowland: 11Pts, 1Ast, 2Stl; Kindra Brown: 10Pts, 2Reb, 12Ast, 5Stl; Tierra Lusk: 10Pts, 1Reb, 2Ast, 6Stl; Porsha Chappell: 5Pts, 1Reb, 1Ast, 1Stl; Tiffany Winebrenner: 4Pts, 5Reb; Zipporah Woods: 4Reb, 1 Stl The Bobcat fans left Jackson disappointed after a big district loss to the Hawks. The loss was not the disappointment, but the performance of the Bobcat team was not on par with their other performances this year. “South Side has a really good team but we are a lot better than we played tonight,” said Coach Steve Forsythe. “I have to do a better job of getting the kids prepared for the game.” Jackson South Side is one of the best teams in the district according to Forsythe. McNairy planned to have a tough game, but did not play with the intensity found in previous games. “We got in early foul trouble and that hurt us in the second quarter,” said Forsythe. “We were down 29 - 19 and missed six straight free throws as they extended the lead. We didn’t come out and play in the third quarter and they dominated us in every phase of the game.” McNairy’s stats did not compare well with the Hawks either. “They outscored us 54-28 in the paint for the game as we had 21 turnovers and shot only 40 percent and only got off 47 shots. They also had 17 offensive rebounds to our eight.”

5Pts, 4Reb, 1Stl; Tierra Lusk: 2Pts, 3Reb, 1Ast After crushing the Pioneers by 24 points early in the season, the Bobcats lost by one point at the buzzer against Gibson County. The back and forth game gave the Bobcats one last attempt for a long three point shot, but the ball did not drop. “We still had a two point lead with 6.2 seconds left and they hit a three with us double teaming the guy,” said Forsythe. “We were able to get off a long three at the buzzer but it wouldn’t fall.” The Pioneers danced across the floor as they took the one point win and the Bobcats took the long road home. “After a big loss on Friday night we played this game with very little intensity but were still able to build a 14 point lead by halftime,” said Forsythe. “The second half we did not play very smart and made some plays that we can’t make to win a close game. Mental errors really hurt us.” Boys Box Score

MCHS GCHS

13 6

20 13

10 15

12 22

55 56

(MCHS) CJ Barnes: 17Pts, 3Reb, 2Stl; Rameil Pollard: 15Pts, 5Reb, 1Ast, 1Blk, 1Stl; Justin Sutton: 7Pts, 1 Reb; Cal Chappell: 6Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1Blk; Jordan Burton: 4Pts, 2Reb; Stuart Littlejohn: 3Pts, 4Reb, 2Ast, 1Stl; Don Waller: 3Pts, 2Reb; Brady Dancer: 2Reb; Lane Brewer: 2Reb McNairy Central hosted the Jackson Central Merry Cougars last Tuesday after presstime and will play at Fayette Ware on Friday. The make-up game against Hardin County has been rescheduled for Monday at McNairy Central High School. Before facing the Cougars, the Lady Bobcats had an overall record of 5-3 (1-0) and the Bobcats 4-4 (01).

Boys Box Score

MCHS SSHS

13 18

12 25

17 34

6 9

48 86

(MCHS) Stuart Littlejohn: 12Pts, 5Reb, 2Ast, 3Stl; Rameil Pollard: 10Pts, 4Reb, 3Ast, 2Stl; CJ Barnes: 9Pts, 2Reb, 1Ast, 2Stl; Jordan Burton: 6Pts, 4Re b, 1Ast; Justin Sutton: 3Pts; Clay Dancer: 3Pts, 1Reb; Revosea Richardson: 3Pts; Brady Dancer: 2Pts, 1Ast; Cal Chappell: 1Reb, 1Ast; Don Waller: 2Reb; Jonathan Nixon: 1Stl The next day, McNairy Central loaded the bus for an 80 mile trip to Dyer. That afternoon the Bobcats took on the Gibson County Pioneers for the second time in Dyer this season. The first games results left the Bobcats leading by 24 points and the Lady Cats down by nine. This weekend the Lady Bobcats made a great effort to defeat the Lady Pioneers 63-57 and to generate a five game winning streak. McNairy was down by two baskets at the half, but outshot Gibson in the third and held a comfortable lead in the fourth quarter. “We had another good offensive effort,” said Lott, “especially in the second half, where we outscored them 38-26.”

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sportsbriefs • Benefit for Coach Hopper and Family There will be a benefit for the family of Adamsville High School Football Coach, Joe Hopper and his wife, Emily on Saturday. Joe and Emily’s son, Henry, was born two months premature and is currently being cared for in the intensive care unit at the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The Cardinal football team will be selling barbecue Boston butts and bologna sticks to raise money for the family. Pre-order your Boston butts for $30 and bologna sticks for $15. Orders will be ready for pick-up beginning at 11 a.m. and must be picked up by 5 p.m. To place an order, contact Adamsville High School at (731) 632-3273, or get an order form from Head Coach Brandon Gray. • MCHS Football Banquet McNairy Central Football Banquet will be held December 17, @ 2:00 pm in the Commons at High School. • New Youth Basketball League Parents and business leaders in the McNairy Central area are urged to attend a meeting for a new Youth Basketball organization that will be for girls and boys in grades 3rd-11th. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the McNairy Central Commons on Saturday. This organization will be attempting to establish teams for all these grades for the upcoming spring. We will need all types of volunteers, so anyone interested is welcome to come. These teams will be competitive teams. For any questions, please call Coach Steve Forsythe at (731) 610-7974. • Miss Snow Flake Pageant The 8-year-old Diamond Dawg baseball team is have a fundraiser in the form of a beauty pageant on Feb. 25. The Miss Snow Flake Pageant will be held at Jackson South Side High School and will begin at 2 p.m. Registration for the pageant will begin at 1 p.m. The pre-pageant registration entry fee is $20 and payment must be received by Feb. 1. Mail forms and entry fees to: Jackson Diamond Dawgs c/o Gina Smith, 363 Fire Tower Road, Selmer, TN. 38375. May checks payable to: The Jackson Diamond Dawgs. Registration fees at the pageant will be $25, and they will only be accepting cash. For applications or more information on the pageant contact Gina Smith at (731) 453-4707 or rsmith@mchscats.org. •

County Basketball Results

Junior High Dec. 5 Ramer @ Chalybeate Girls’ Box Score

Ramer 5 6 8 CJHS 13 15 6

4 23 7 41

(Ramer) Madi Rose Hammock: 8 Pts, 1 Ast, 6 Stl; Mary Kate Doyle: 4 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Stl; Allie Hughes: 4 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Abbie Sweat: 3 Pts; Halle Jobe: 2 Pts, 3 Reb; Olivia Harris: 2 Pts, 4 Reb Boys’ Box Score

Ramer 11 19 14 13 57 CJHS 7 14 10 5 36

(Ramer) Christian Brown: 25 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl; Bryant James: 14 Pts, 3 Ast, 3 Stl; Austin Brown: 6 Pts, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Kameron Atkins: 4 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Logan Essary: 4 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl; Levi Scott: 2 Pts, 4 Reb; Grant McMahan: 1 Pt, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Braxton Comer: 7 Reb; Ryan Nixon: 1 Reb; Peyton Wolfe: 1 Ast; Cross Smith: 1 Stl High School (Freshmen) Dec. 8 MCHS @ Scotts Hill Girls’ Box Score

MCHS 14 5 SHHS 9 5

11 12 42 6 8 28

(MCHS) Allyson Frye: 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl; Haven Phelps: 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl; Frakia Robinson: 8 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Stl; Brianna Phelps: 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 Stl; Rebekah Lowrie: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl; Chelsea Gardner: 1 Reb, 2 Stl; Sarah Lambert: 1 Reb High School (Varsity) Dec. 5 Wayne Co. @ AHS

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Freshmen Bobcats in action By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

After Kossuth cancelled the first freshmen game and the Corinth and Scotts Hill matches turned into junior varsity games, the Freshmen Bobcats hold an overall record of 1-1. In early December, the Freshmen Bobcats of McNairy Central High School began and won their first battle of the season in Iuka, Miss. against the Tishomingo County Braves. “We fouled way too much in this game after building a 20-8 lead and let them back in the game,” said Bobcat Coach Steve Forsythe. Tishomingo was 11 out of 26 from the free throw line, which helped correct the young Bobcats’ fouling mistakes enough, along with offensive rebounding, to win by four points. “We have to learn to play defense with our feet instead of our hands,” he explained. “We didn’t shoot very well at 30 percent, but we got enough offensive stick backs to get the win.”

MCHS TCHS

14 6

6 11

12 15

15 11

47 43

(MCHS) DJ Butler: 11 Pts; Nick Crabb: 9 Pts; Eli Bond: 7 Pts; Caleb Kennedy: 6 Pts; Kirby Tacker: 5 Pts; De Prather: 4 Pts; Sheldon Carroll: 3 Pts; Ian Jobe: 2 Pts Just a couple of days later, the young Bobcats hosted the Bolivar Tigers and fell for the first time this season by 15 points. “They jumped on us 8-0 and we were not able to recover,” said Forsythe. “We have to get more adjusted to the speed of the high school game and get smarter offensively. The guys played really hard but we didn’t shoot the ball well enough to beat a really good Bolivar team.”

MCHS BCHS

8 13

5 14

12 12

6 7

31 46

(MCHS) Kirby Tacker: 10 Pts; De Prather: 6 Pts; Eli Bond: 6 Pts; Sheldon Carroll: 3 Pts; Nick Crabb: 3 Pts; Ian Jobe: 2 Pts; DJ Butler: 1 Pts

Girls’ Box Score

WCHS 14 7 13 10 44 AHS 9 18 11 14 52 (AHS) Brianne Knight: 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 6 Stl; Keantinez Lloyd: 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl; Nikki White: 7 Pts, 2 Ast; Simone Wilson: 5 Pts; 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk; Macayla Kiddy: 4 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk; Taylor Hutton: 1 Pt, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

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Boys’ Box Score

WCHS 6 17 15 20 58 AHS 11 13 9 19 52 (AHS) Kasey Hurley: 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Josh Shoate: 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl; Tucker Campbell: 10 Pts, 6 Reb; Lane Burcham: 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Stl; 1 Blk; Jalen Kendall: 4 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk; Jordan Sinclair: 3 Pts; Ross Burcham: 2 Pts, 2 Reb; Jacob Wallis: 2 Pts, 1 Reb, John Mark Pettit: 2 Pts, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Jack Majors, Jake Baker: 1 Ast, 1 Stl •

Upcoming County Basketball

Junior High Dec. 15 Adamsville vs Selmer Ramer vs Bethel Michie vs Pickwick High School (Varsity) Dec. 16 AHS @ Madison Academic MCHS @ Fayette-Ware Dec. 17 AHS vs Houston (Boys Only) Dec. 20 MCHS @ Alcorn Central (JV B&G) High School (Freshmen) Dec. 15 MCHS @ Hardin Co. Dec. 17 AHS vs Houston (Boys Only)

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Adamsville’s head football coach, Brandon Gray, holds his trophy proudly while accepting the award for his 1st place finish in the Independent Appeal’s 1st Annual College Football Pick’em. Gray finished the final week of the season 3-2, giving him the edge over the competition and a 46-24 record overall.

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Sports

Page 4B v Independent Appeal

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ramer wins a pair against St. Augustine

County Basketball Standings

By Jay Poindexter Sports Writer

Junior High Girls Michie Selmer Ramer Adamsville Bethel

Overall 8-0 3-5 4-4 2-4 1-9

County 5-0 3-2 2-2 2-3 0-5

Boys Bethel Selmer Ramer Adamsville Michie

Overall 9-1 6-3 6-2 1-5 0-8

County 5-0 4-1 2-2 1-4 0-5

High School

Lady Eagles- 35 St. Augustine- 30

The Ramer Lady Eagle won at home 35-30 over St Augustine last Monday night. The game came down to the final quarter when Ramer turned a 3-point deficit into a 5-point win. “We started off slowly but got a spark from our 7th graders... After halftime, my team hustled hard, fought back, and never quit,” said Lady Eagle Coach Vonda Jobe. “I’m proud of my girls.” Ramer improved to 4-4 on the season with the victory of St. Augustine and will host Bethel on Thursday. Girls’ Box Score

District 14AA (Girls)

Overall

District

Lexington McNairy Central Jackson Central Merry Bolivar Central Jackson South Side Chester County Fayette-Ware Liberty Tech

4-4 5-3 2-3 2-5 3-5 3-6 2-4 0-4

2-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1

District 14AA (Boys)

Overall

District

SAJH 12 4 Ramer 3 6

6 10

8 30 16 35

(Ramer) Madi Rose Hammock: 12 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl; Mary Kate Doyle: 8 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Stl; Allie Hughes: 7 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl; Abbie Sweat: 3 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl; Halle Jobe: 2 Pts, 1 Reb; Allison Sweat: 1 Pt; Tessa Tucker: 2 Reb

Staff Photos by Jay Poindexter

(Top) Mary Kate Doyle (22) drives to the basket for a layup against a St. Augustine defender. (Right) Christian Brown bursts up the court on a fast break in Ramer’s win over St. Augustine last Monday. said Coach Jeremy Blakely. “I believe our defense set the tone ing into their big rematch with Eagles- 33 of the game tonight. Our of- the Rebels. St. Augustine- 20 fense didn’t play that well” On the boys' side, the Eagles Boys’ Box Score Ramer will attempt to handled St. Augustine, 33-20. avenge a 1-point loss to BethSAJH 4 4 4 8 20 “We had a great defensive el in November Thursday at Ramer 8 11 10 4 33 effort. Probably the best de- home. The Eagles are 6-2 and fense we have played all year,” riding a 4-game win streak go-

Lions take down Blue Devils By Jay Poindexter

Bolivar Central Jackson South Side Fayette-Ware Chester County McNairy Central Liberty Tech Jackson Central Merry Lexington

9-2 7-0 4-2 2-7 4-2 2-1 1-6 2-4

2-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-2

District 15A (Girls)

Overall

District

Madison Academic Middleton Trinity Christian Scotts Hill Riverside Adamsville Sacred Heart

11-0 4-3 5-2 8-2 6-3 4-2 0-2

1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1

Overall

District

8-0 6-2 5-3 1-4 1-4 0-6 0-1

1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

District 15A (Boys) Trinity Christian Middleton Scotts Hill Riverside Madison Academic Adamsville Sacred Heart

Sports Writer

Lions- 44 Blue Devils- 26

The Selmer Lions crushed the Michie Blue Devils 44-26 after the girls' game. “Our guys came out and played hard and accomplished what we have been doing in practice,” said Lion Coach Wayne Maxedon. “We don’t always do that but that always tells the coach and the players

Boys' Box Score

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(Selmer) Travon McClendon: 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 8 Stl; Blake Sweat: 9 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Will Wallace: 5 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Dylan Sweat: 4 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Briley Taylor 2 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl; Sam Pierce: 2 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Casey Coleson: 2 Pts, 1 Ast; Chaseton Whitten: 2 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Tristan King: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

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Sports

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Independent Appeal v Page 5B

Hardin County bowlers dominate Adamsville By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

In a match that rescheduled from Nov. 17 to Dec. 6, Hardin County’s girls’ bowling team ended Adamsville’s five-match win streak, and their boys’ team gave AHS’s their seventh straight loss. HCHS dominated the boys’ match, winning 26-1. Adamsville’s best individual performance of the day went to Brad Wilkins, who shot 214 in the second game of their match. He also had the top series for the Cardinals with a 485. Adamsville’s Lady Cardinal

bowlers fared a little better, but still walked away with a 22-5 loss at the hands of the Lady Tigers, who sit in 1st place atop Region 8. Breanna Taylor had the top individual score for AHS with a 207 in the third game of their match. Emily Surratt had the top series total for Adamsville with a 506. The Cardinals finished the regular season after the make-up match with a 1-9 record, and the Lady Cardinals wrapped up their regular season with a 7-3 record overall and are currently in 2nd place in the region.

Adamsville vs Hardin Co. Girls Game 1: Amron Forsythe- 146 Nicole Ross- 120 Emily Surratt- 175 Breanna Taylor- 128 Julia Hall- 132 Katilyn Blattler- 114 Pin Fall- 815

Boys Game 1: Brad Wilkins- 141 Eli Prather- 115 Logan Young- 108 Randy Dumont- 79 Johnathon McDonald- 94 Cody Campbell- 75 Pin Fall- 612

Girls Game 2: Amron Forsythe- 167* Nicole Ross- 152 Emily Surratt- 196* Breanna Taylor- 143* Julia Hall- 135 Kanesha Wright- 132 Pin Fall- 913

Boys Game 2: Brad Wilkins- 214* Eli Prather- 137 Logan Young- 112 Randy Dumont- 92 Jonathon McDonald- 115 Cody Campbell- 59 Pin Fall- 729

Girls Game 3: Amron Forsythe- 162* Nicole Ross- 138 Emily Surratt- 135 Breanna Taylor- 207* Tiranny Petersen- 104 Katilyn Blattler- 121 Pin Fall- 867 Match Total- 2595

Boys Game 3: Brad Wilkins- 130 Eli Prather- 123 Logan Young- 145 Randy Dumont- 118 Johnathon McDonald- 99 Cody Campbell- 82 Pin Fall- 697 Match Total- 2038

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Cardinal Emily Surratt gets the last bit of torque on her ball right before a gentle release. Surratt had a team-high 506 series in Adamsville’s 22-5 loss to Hardin County.

*-Denotes Win

Successful season for Governor Carroll By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

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Despite the team’s 3-8 record, former Adamsville Cardinal and current Austin Peay State University Governor Josh Carroll’s sophomore season should be deemed a successful one. The season has come to a close, but not before Carroll earned a spot as the team’s starting linebacker. “I knew that Josh would be successful because he’s going to work harder than anyone else,” said Carroll’s former coach Brandon Gray. “He just puts his heart and soul into everything he does. I’m proud for him, I’m proud for his family, and I’m proud for Adamsville High School Football.” Carroll took over as the first string middle linebacker in the second week of the season in a game against the Memphis Tigers and started each of the following eight games. “His effort on the practice field and in the film room, along with his play early in the year against two FBS schools helped him become a starter,” said Nathan Reagan, current student coach at APSU and former AHS assistant football coach. “His future is bright. If he continues to work and improve, he has a great shot to be a 3-year starter at linebacker.” In his second season playing for the Govs, Carroll contributed in all of APSU’s 11 games and ended the year with 76 total tackles,

third most on the team. “Carroll was a big part of the improvement of the defense this year compared to last year, and the coaches are comfortable with having him out there relaying the defensive calls to the personnel,” Reagan said. “His ability to shed and avoid blocks has really improved. It’s not easy for a linebacker of smaller statue to fend off blocks against collegiate lineman, but he has adjusted well.” Standing only 5 feet 9 inches tall, Carroll averaged nearly seven tackles per game and finished the season with 4.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries. “Starting as a sophomore was a good experience. I enjoyed being out on the field, and was glad that I was given the opportunity to be the guy,” said Carroll. “Definite change from being the back up to the starter as far as preparation, but it was definitely fun.” Carroll’s best game statistically came against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 24. In that game, Carroll recorded nine total tackles, one sack, and 1.5 tackles for loss. He hopes to have many more games like it in 2012, but knows his hard work has only just begun. “This offseason will be a tough offseason. We start lifting as a team as soon as we get back from the break. Winter conditioning has already started to prepare us for the spring,” Carroll said. “Personally, I am going to have to get stronger, smarter, and faster to be prepared for next season.”

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

The 2011-2012 Basketball Homecoming Court announces Christian Taylor as Queen and Makayla Strickland as Sweetheart as they gather after the ceremony with the candidates posing in front of their escorts (Front) Emily Phillips-Harmon, Anna Wheeler, Sara Grace Carroll, Queen Christian Taylor, Sweetheart Makayla Strickland, Gabby Wiggins, and Darby Sweeney. (Back) Tucker Cooksey, Avery Davis, Noah Thomas, Austin Pace, Darrius Sanders, Dylan Crabb, and Dalton Gates.

Boys win, girls lose at Bethel homecoming By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

Lady Cardinals- 33 Lady Rebels- 11

The Rebels Basketball Homecoming and the Alvin Wilson Gym dedication were celebrated at Bethel Springs last Thursday before the game against the Adamsville Junior High Cardinals. Cheerleading Coach Sandy Thomas took the microphone and recognized the Both Rebels Teams, managers, coaches, and cheerleaders before announcing the homecoming court. The names were selected by the Rebels boys’ and girls’ team and the winners were announced on the spot. Christian Taylor was crowned Queen and Makayla Strickland was nominated Sweetheart. Roses were handed out and photos were taken to capture the special occasion. Principal Terry Moore announced at the half court line, the new name of the gymnasium, Alvin Wilson Gym. That night at Alvin Wilson Gym, the Lady Rebels took a 22 point fall to the Lady Cardinals. The season has been dry for both teams as the Lady Rebels have won only one game this season and

the Lady Cardinals now have two games as victors. Adamsville came out leading by 14 points in the first quarter and Bethel was unable to progress in time give a hard fight. “We played better this game,” said Junior High Lady Cardinal Coach Rebecca Ashe. “We didn’t turn the ball over as much and our defense was there.” Adamsville has been struggling with guard techniques and dribbling during a 2-4 season. As the second triumph over the Lady Rebels, Adamsville was glad get a win. “It’s a W,” said Ashe. “Hopefully it will boost the girls’ confidence for the next games.” Girls’ Box Score

AJHS BJHS

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2 6

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-33 -11

(AJHS) Gabby Morris: 13Pts; Parker Davis: 6Pts; Cydney Sharron: 4Pts; Chancy Gray: 2Pts; Jenny Huffman: 2Pts; Kyla Salvucci: 2Pts; Abby Martin: 2Pts; Brittany Jaggers: 2Pts

Rebels- 56 Cardinals- 19

The Rebels have taken on a whole different season in comparison the Lady Rebels. The win against Adamsville 56-19, pushed Bethel into a five game winning streak. With an almost undefeated season, losing the Hardin County Tigers, the Rebels stand at 8-1 and 5-0 in the county. “Bethel was just too good on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball tonight for us to be able to compete at this point in time,” said new AJHS Coach Will Barkley. Adamsville’s contest with Reagan last Tuesday was cancelled and the Cardinals will host Selmer on Thursday. Bethel is scheduled to hit the road for a Ramer game Thursday. Boys Box Score

AJHS BJHS

10 23

6 17

1 12

2 4

-19 -56

(AJHS) James McDonald: 12Pts; Tyler Luna: 5Pts; Zach Howell: 1Pts; Quin Liddy: 1Pts (BJHS) Austin Pace: 19Pts, 10Reb, 4Stl, 2Blk; Darrius Sanders: 17Pts, 5Reb, 5Ast, 1Stl, 1Blk; Dylan Crabb: 11Pts, 1Reb, 3Stl; Dakorea Dilworth: 3Pts, 2Reb, 9Ast, Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance 3Stl, 1Blk; Darwin Kelly: 2Pts, 5Reb, 1Ast, 1Stl; TaTa Bethel’s Dakorea Dilworth (3) drives and floats Newsome: 2Pts, 1Reb; Jeremy Harris: 2Reb; Dalton in a basket over Adamsville’s Zach Howell (12) Gates: 1Stl; Noah Thomas: 1Reb; Anthony Harris: 1Ast and Drayton Barnes (33).

Fred Wyke highway dedication moves forward By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Quincy spoke to State Rep. Vance Dennis can do, but I think it is very commendable and said that he received a favorable what you are trying to do,” said board response. He received a similar response member Lucy Martin. when he spoke to Gov. Bill Haslam’s office. Later she said, “I don’t know what part we Locally, the dedication needs only can play in that, but whatever we can do.” to be approved by the Eastview Board “It can be done, I mean, it just takes some of Aldermen. Quincy spoke to them last leg work,” board member Elvis Butler said. month about the dedication. “I just thing really the way I’m so He said his brother would jog from their passionate about my brother is that I house on Highway 57 to Highway 45 up was so young when it happened,” Quincy through the bottom. said. “I’ve always looked up to him. He was Quincy just moved here from Nashville always my favorite athlete,” Quincy said. and currently has his own business as a Mayor Jessie Robbins noted that renaming personal trainer. Highway 45 might be more difficult than state Donnie Wayne Trey highways, since it is a 731-610-0893 731-610-6687 federal highway. We Tow Across the Road or Across the Country! “I don’t know what we

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UT Extension offers free Arthritis Foundation exercise program to McNairy County residents

Arthritis affects 1.5 million Tennesseans and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It is a chronic disease that targets the joints of the body. Common symptoms include joint pain, aching, stiffness and swelling. Though arthritis tends to be debilitating, it can be effectively managed through a variety of methods. Research has shown that exercise is an essential tool in controlling arthritic pain and fatigue.

On Jan. 10, 2012 University of Tennessee Extension in McNairy County will be offering a free Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. The 8-week program is designed for people with arthritis to reduce pain and stiffness, help maintain or improve mobility, muscle strength, and functional ability. Arthritis sufferers of all ages and mobility levels can benefit from the low impact course. Extension educators de-

sign each class to meet the needs of all participants. Classes will be held at the Selmer Civic Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact Schancey Chapman, Family and Consumer Science Agent at 731-645-3598. Register early because space is limited. McNairy County Extension offers programs in ag-

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Tennessee celebrates National Guard’s 375th birthday NASHVILLE - On December 13, the Tennessee Military Department celebrated the 375th Birthday of the National Guard, the country’s oldest military organization. The National Guard’s Citizen-Soldiers have a long and proud history that took root in the nation’s colonial beginnings. During the 1630s, British settlements in North America were primarily limited to areas along the Atlantic coast. As colonists expanded west into the interior of the country, they often faced armed conflict with Native Americans. Colonists were often responsible for their own defense and organized into separate militia companies to defend against Indian attacks. They adopted the British militia system, which required all males of a specified age to possess weapons and be prepared to defend their communities. Rising threats from Pequot Indians

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Taylor bags buck

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Dustin Taylor bagged a nice 12 point buck early Saturday morning, December 4 while hunting with his dad in McNairy County. Dustin is the son of Dannie and Linda Taylor. Congratulations, son on your prize kill of the season.

the basic unit structure for the Continental Army and all other colonial military organizations. The act performed on December 13, 1636, is widely considered the birth of today’s National Guard. The first regularly scheduled militia drill, known as the “First Muster,” took place in 1637. Although the exact date is not known, the First Muster of the East Regiment occurred on the village green in Salem, Massachusetts, while the other regiments held musters throughout the colony. Tennessee’s first known militia mobilization was organized by Capt. Evan Shelby on August 17, 1774. His company of 49 militiamen, including his son, Isaac, and many prominent citizens of the self-governing Watauga settlement (Tennessee’s present day Sullivan and Carter counties) were called to service. Attacks from Shawnee Indians along

the Virginia frontier were increasing and colonial settlers were fighting back. Lord Dunmore, Royal Governor of Virginia, ordered four regiments of militia and volunteers to be organized to “pacify the hostile Indian war bands.” Shelby immediately organized the Watauga settlement’s first volunteer company and on August 17 they marched from their homes to join the assembling Virginia regiments. This marked the first time “Tennesseans” deployed for war as a militia and stands as the Birthday of the Tennessee National Guard. By October 10, the company was fully integrated into Lord Dunmore’s Army and camped on the banks of the Ohio River in Virginia. Early that morning, two of Capt. Shelby’s men were hunting when they discovered and fired upon a hostile Indian force advancing on their camp. The Battle of Point Pleasant be-

Thompson shares love of outdoors through writing

Selmer Author Ricky Thompson has traveled the world and loves to share his hunting experiences with others. In his latest book, Duck Hunting Arkansas with OCDC, Thompson shares his love of the outdoors and unique brand of writing with others. Thompson said, “Writing about hunting and sharing the stories about the hunts is the best way I can express myself. Being in the outdoors is a great medicine for your ailments and any other problems you may have. It is like taking out your brains and letting them breathe.” To order Thompson’s book visit Infinity Publishing or contact him at golfman5472@yahoo.com.

gan. At day’s end, the Americans had defeated the Indians and won the most vital engagement of Lord Dunmore’s War. Victorious, the soldiers marched home from a war that created the region’s first local heroes and exhibited Tennessee’s volunteer and fighting spirit. It was the first step to cementing Tennessee’s, now legendary, volunteer tradition. For the next few years, the militia was called for the occasional skirmish as settlements grew and America’s War for Independence began. In 1776 the region was annexed by North Carolina, thus the Tennesseans technically became members of the North Carolina militia. By 1780, Tennesseans saw their first major action against the British. In February, North Carolina called for 200 men from the territory to augment a 2,000man campaign into South Carolina. Newly created Washington and Sullivan counties were to provide 100 men each. Instead of 200 men, 400 answered the call and rendezvoused in North Carolina. Col. John Sevier and now Col. Isaac Shelby would command these militiamen in numerous actions, often engaging soldiers commanded by Maj. Patrick Ferguson of the British Army, until returning home to reorganize. In September 480 Tennesseans commanded by Shelby and Sevier, assembled with other colonial militiamen at Sycamore Shoals, near Elizabethton. Many more Tennesseans volunteered, but were ordered to remain home to guard against Indian attacks. The next day the forces crossed the mountains to counter Ferguson’s threat that he would “march his army over the mountains, hang their leaders, and lay their country waste with fire and sword.” These “Overmountain Men” marched south and attacked Ferguson’s Corps, which was protecting the left flank of Lord Cornwallis’ army. The British force was defeated and Ferguson himself was shot and killed by men commanded by Sevier. Known as the Battle of King’s Mountain, it was the turning point against Britain’s southern campaign during the revolution and the most celebrated Revolutionary War battle Tennesseans participated in, creating a distinct regional identity for Tennesseans. The volunteer spirit shown during the Revolutionary War began a tradition that still continues today and created and supports Tennessee nickname as the Volunteer State. On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state admitted into the Union, and the Tennessee militia “officially” was born under the Governorship of John Sevier. Not unlike the militias of 375 years ago, today’s National Guard has become essential to the nation’s defense, more so than ever in history, as its men and women are increasingly called upon to serve in every corner of the world. More than 20,000 Army and Air National Guardsmen have been deployed overseas in support of the War on Terror. Twenty-two National Guardsmen have given their lives. With the continuing and ever-changing threat of terrorism today, the National Guard motto may say it best: “Always Ready, Always There.”

Please visit our Facebook page to vote for the most memorable McNairy County sporting event of 2011. AHS Football Semifinal appearance

Ramer 13-14 World Series appearance

Selmer 9-10 World Series appearance

AHS baseball district upset

MCHS Lady Bobcats Basketball District Championship

Coach Lott wins 700th


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Selmer Middle School One-to-One Classrooms Submitted Report

The fifth and sixth grade Selmer Middle School teachers and students are excited to have laptops in their classrooms this year. We appreciate Terry Burns for his dedication and persistence and our school administrators and local officials for their support in making this possible. Sixth grade teacher, Terrie Kerby, be-

lieves that the integration of technology into the curriculum enhances the knowledge and skills that students are learning. Ms. Kerby uses the laptops for research, writing projects, and remediation through diagnostic software such as Study Island. One of her students, Raegan Sharp, said, “One of my favorite things we’ve done so far this year has been the research and writing of our speech reports.” Another student, Sarah Wilson,

added, “With laptops, you have information at the push of a button.” “I like the computers,” explained SMS student, Laini Plunk, “because we can look up things in science, and, trust me, that’s helpful! We can also get online to study and play games that help us learn. Mrs. Lora Leigh lets us get on Study Stack to study vocabulary, and that’s really helpful!” Students universally agree that the laptops make lessons more interest-

Gilmore crowned Homecoming Queen

ing. For those who would question the necessity of bringing technology into the classroom, studies show that within thirty years many of today’s jobs will not exist. They will be replaced by technology-driven jobs that have not even as yet been envisioned. Society has changed, and we must adapt or suffer the consequences. One need only listen to our students to understand. At the end of the day, Haydn

Nash, Meg Suggs, Camron Henley, and Jayden Austin were overheard discussing the pros and cons of Kindle, Nook, or iPad. “You can get an iPad book app,” explained Hayden, “but it isn’t as good as an e-book, ‘cause the print isn’t as good and not as easy to read.” Our students have embraced the information age. Let us support them by providing the tools and the skills that will help them be successful and productive in the future.

School Calendar December 16 School Dismissed at 9:30- No Busses 17- Jan. 2 Christmas Holidays (School Dismissed) SPRING TERM January 3 Classes Resume 11 2nd Quarter Report Cards 16 Martin Luther King, jr. Holiday (School Dismissed) February 20 Presidents’ Day Holiday March 7 End of 3rd Quarter (45 days) 16 3rd Quarter Report Cards 20 Staff Development 11th grade ACT (School Dismissed...11th grade students attend) 26 - 30 Spring Break (School Dismissed) April 6 Good Friday Holiday (School Dismissed)

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Kendra Gilmore, daughter of Kim and Gary Gilmore, 1981 graduate of MCHS, was crowned Homecoming Queen at McKenzie High School and was most recently voted Miss McKenzie High School. Kendra is the granddaughter of Mary Gilmore and the late Homer Gilmore of Eastview, TN. Kendra is a senior at McKenzie High School where she has been a four-year football manager, three-year member of the basketball team, and a four-year Beta Club member as well as various other clubs. She is a seven-year member of the McKenzie Shooting Sports Team, shooting trap, skeet, and sporting clays and this past summer finished fourth in Ladies Trap Division at the SCTP National Championships. Kendra plans to attend college and major in Pre-Physical Therapy with a minor in Spanish.

Volume 07 Issue 33 Dec. 14, 2011 Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association 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:

Dec. 14

•1st block Final 8:00 •2nd block Final 9:45

Dec. 15

•3rd block Final 8:00 •4th block Final 9:45

Dec. 16

•School Dismissed for Christmas Holidays 9:30 am •BB Fayette-Ware (A) 6:00 pm

Dec. 17

•Football Banquet 2:00

Dec. 20

•BB Alcorn Central (A) 6:00 pm

Dec. 28-30

•BB Christmas Classic

Jan. 3

•Semester 2 begins 8:00 am

May 17 Teachers Only (School Dismissed) 18 Final Day of Classes End of 4th Quarter - Report Card

A Time for Giving By Rachel Burns

Christmas is a time for laughter and joy, but to the less fortunate, it can be sad. At MCHS, kids and teachers are making a difference. Amber Leonard, one of the sponsors for National Honor Society, is proud for students and faculty to get involved with this project. The Angel Tree gifts will be given out to children in the county. “The Angel Tree is an opportunity to help out the less fortunate children in our school system by providing them with a Christmas gift,” says Leonard. The Angel Tree has actually been a part of NHS for many years. Leonard hopes others will see that there is no better feeling than to help others. “Maybe they will seek out opportunities on their own in which they can help others.” Anna Moore chose to give an Angel Tree gift this year because she wanted to give them a better Christmas. Moore is not a member of NHS, but she felt

the need to help. She is a sophomore at MCHS. Moore has learned that it is better to give than to receive when participating in this opportunity. Allison Dillon says that the gift of giving can be just as rewarding as receiving, and knowing you have helped give a child a good Christmas is the best gift of all. Dillon is a sophomore as well. “I have given a child a good Christmas. I’m very lucky for my family and all I get. I look at my brother on Christmas day with all the presents to open and I hope I’ve put that same joy into another child’s life,” said Dillon. She decided to give an angel tree gift because she knows she is lucky and receives a lot more than others. She hopes that she can make another child feel just as lucky as she does when they wake up Christmas morning. Morgan Petty wants to show that Christmas is about giving, not receiving. Petty is senior at MCHS. She was glad to help

Christmas Delight By Rachel Burns

At Christmastime, joys and pet peeves collide as you celebrate with the ones you love. For example, some people squeal at the sound of Christmas music and others tune out the sound. April Coleson, MCHS junior, loves spending time with her family, putting up all the pretty decorations, and all the good food. Coleson loves Christmas music. “I start listening to it right after Thanksgiving. I think it starts playing at the perfect time.” She also states that it is never too early to start decorating for Christmas. Coleson also

loves Christmas movies because they are all so good and entertaining to her. “The food is amazing! My mom always makes both chocolate and peanut butter fudge! It’s my favorite,” says Coleson. She also celebrates with her family when they all get together at her Aunt’s house and eat a big breakfast. Meredith Goodman, another MCHS junior, said her favorite part of Christmas is spending time with her family. Goodman, however, thinks that Christmas music and decorations are played and placed too early. “It gets old very easy,” states Goodman. She visits family in

photo by Amber Leonard

Many McNairy County children will have a brighter Christmas, thanks to 109 MCHS students and faculty who pitched in to make the Angel Tree a success. Shown are a few of the many presents collected. someone who is less fortunate. “There are boys and girls out there who don’t get presents. It’s not saying that I did a good deed, but I made a child smile,” says Petty. Kayla Berry gave her Angel Tree child two coloring books,

crayons, a toboggan, gloves, play-doh, nail polish, lip-gloss, and a picture frame. She is a senior at MCHS and grouped together with Haley Forsythe and Morgan Petty. “Besides it being a requirement for National Honor Society,

it’s a good feeling knowing you helped a needy child to have a good Christmas,” says Berry. Tis’ the season for joy and giving, because the students and faculty are making McNairy County a better place.

South Carolina on Christmas break. “I love Christmas movies. Most are funny,” she says. Her Christmas food can be described in one word – delicious. Her favorite memory has to be last year, when she got her car for Christmas. Sarah Lemons, MCHS Choir teacher, celebrates Christmas by reading, hanging out with her family, and last minute shopping. Her favorite part of Christmas is waking up Christmas morning and opening presents with her family while trying to keep the dogs from eating the wrapping paper. She thinks stores should wait until at least Black Friday to put up Christmas Decorations. However, she has

her chorus singing Christmas music in October. “By the time it comes out on the radio I’m tired of it,” says Lemons. On Christmas movies, she could take them or leave them. To her, the plot lines all seem to run together after awhile. Lemons’ favorite Christmas food is cinnamon rolls and she also loves peppermint hot chocolate. Her favorite

Christmas memory is a gem. “When I was about five or six, my parents drove us out into the country without telling us where we were going. They stopped at a big house and my father left us in the car while he went to fetch something. When he came back, he leaned back in his seat and opened his coat – inside was a fuzzy little golden retriever – my first dog, Sonny.”


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McNairy to take over Hardin For the love of literacy County adult education Janet Rail Publisher

By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The McNairy County Board of Education approved a merger of the McNairy County Adult Education program with that of Hardin County at its meeting last Thursday. Director of Schools Charlie Miskelly told the board that a couple of weeks ago program director Patsy Pearson told him that the state had called her and asked if she and her staff would be interested in taking over the Hardin County adult education program. “I called Hardin County to try to understand what is going on, and basically, I think they were just getting out of the adult education program over there,” Miskelly said. Pearson said that the state department of education told her she needed to do it. “I’ve always been taught as a child …that when the boss asks you to do something, you try to do it to the best of your ability. If my board approves it, then there’s no problem, then I’ll try to do what I can do,” Pearson said. She said she went to Nashville and talked to the Assistant Administrator of Adult Education Hope Lancaster, shared what she learned with Miskelly, then went to Hardin County and talked with secondary education head Bobby McAdams. Adult education is under the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development rather than the Department of Educa-

tion. “Basically, they just felt like it needed a new direction and a new supervisor,” Pearson said. She said the state is going to put a lump sum into the budget. In answer to a question from the board, Pearson said they will be using the same facilities that they have now at the Jackson State Community College Savannah-Hardin County Center on Pickwick Street in Savannah. They will be providing utilities, but not the phone bill. “It will not cost McNairy County any money,” she said. McNairy County will take over on Jan. 1 and will manage the program for six months. “They indicated that they wanted it to be a permanent situation, but let’s just see how it goes before we jump in. Let’s do a little waiting before we jump off in the deep end,” Pearson said. Hardin County adult education serves a few more people and has a few more General Education Degrees, Pearson said. “I could have probably told the state, ‘No, I don’t want to do it’, but then that would not probably look promising for adult education in McNairy County and that’s a vital service because there are many, many in people in this county who need help as adults, and I don’t want to do anything that would be damaging to the program that we’ve all worked so hard to do. That was my thinking,” Pearson said.

SACS REAFFIRMS FREED-HARDEMAN ACCREDITATION HENDERSON, TN--The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools announced re-affirmation of accreditation for Freed-Hardeman University today at its annual conference in Orlando, according to Dr. Joe Wiley, FHU president. FHU was “reaffirmed for ten years with no negative action,” SACS officials said. The university is accredited to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and education specialist’s degrees. The decision came after a two-year process involving self-examination of the entire university, an on-site visit by a committee representing SACS, and submission and review of three reports. “I am extremely pleased by the action taken by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,” Wiley said. “It demonstrates the trust the agency has in the quality of the educational experience offered here. This has been a lengthy process involving representatives of every area of the school’s operation.” The self-study process was directed by Dr. Vickie Johnson, associate vice president for academics, and Dr. Michael Johnson, associate professor of mathematics and SACS liaison. Almost 100 members of the faculty and staff were involved in the self-study. “I am truly grateful to all of those who gathered information and wrote reports,” Vickie Johnson said.

“This was truly a team effort.” “A special thanks goes to the A-Team for their leadership and countless hours of work in getting us to this result,” Wiley said. The “A-Team” consisting of Vickie Johnson, Mike Johnson, Dr. Stephen Morris, and Dr. Becky Cargile led the efforts of the university in the self-study process. Although the accreditation extends over the next ten years for the school, a five-year interim report covering the Quality Enhancement Plan will be due in 2016. Vickie Johnson described this as a “mini version” of the self-study document. SACS requires each school receiving reaffirmation to submit a QEP. Freed-Hardeman’s plan, now in its first year, has been dubbed iLearn. It provides a considered, proactive approach to faculty training and student learning by integrating the use of effective, relevant and transparent technologies into teaching. It has three goals: improve student learning, enhance faculty teaching and provide additional resources. “I said when we started this process that FreedHardeman was a good university but that we would be a much better one when the reaffirmation was completed,” Vickie Johnson said. “I still believe that to be true.”

“Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” Mortimer J. Adler Over 500,000 Tennesseans cannot read or write well enough to function in daily life. In McNairy County alone, 31.5 percent of our adult population does not have a high school diploma and many read at or below the fifth-grade reading level needed to earn a living wage. State-wide over a million do not have a high school diploma. The National Adult Literacy Survey found that over 40 million Americans age 16 and older have significant literacy needs. At the Independent Appeal, we want to do our part to assure our citizens continue to have the opportunity for free educational opportunities, attaining GED’s and becoming better citizens. We know that from the 2000 Census data that more than 5,510 people in the county do not have a high school diploma. Over the last 10 years, McNairy County Adult Education has served 3,277 adults. More than 716 GED’s were earned and many students have continued their education through post-secondary opportunities in the area. Last year, the centers funding from United Way decreased from $10,000 to $1,000 – a loss of $9,000. In addition to adult education, there is a Family Resource Center and an Even Start Program focused on family literacy that provides childcare and interactive literacy activities between parents and children as well as a Pilot PreK Program. This program lead by Director Patsy Pearson has received the Tennessee Award for Performance Excellence for five consecutive years. It has also received the Commissioner’s Award for Performance Excellence and a GED graduate received the Martha Brown Student of the Year Award. Literacy is so important to the vitality of our community. We have an idea to sponsor a dessert tasting fundraiser during the week of Valentine’s Day to help recover some of the loss in funding that may reduce the number of services the center can provide. The event will be on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at the Selmer Community Center from 5 – 8 p.m. The evening will be a fun event with entertainment by After Hours sponsored by Teague-Noles Highway 45 Auto Mart in Henderson, Tenn. This event will prove to be an evening of fun for the entire family as you enjoy free beverages, desserts and music while building hope for many for a better tomorrow all for a $5 admission fee. In a addi-

tion there will be door prizes, awards for the Best Overall Dessert, Best Presentation and People’s Choice Award. We will also name a King and Queen of Valentines. Each sponsor will be highlighted on our website as well as in weekly advertisements in the newspaper. We have a goal of 30 food vendors and hope many of the wonderful churches and businesses will join us in our effort to raise money for such a worthy cause. One of the Center’s graduates, Rachel Jarrett received her GED credential in 2008. She attended GED classes provided by the McNairy County Adult Education Program in Selmer. In a recent interview, Rachel said, “Earning my GED gave me a sense of accomplishment. I now have more confidence. I know that with determination and hard work, I can make my dreams come true.” Rachel is currently employed by Farmers and Merchants Bank in Adamsville, Tenn. She has attended various seminars and training sessions in the field of banking. Her current position is in the bookkeeping department. Rachel feels that she is where she is today because of the caring staff and teachers in the adult education program. “They always believed in me and encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone. I will always be grateful to each one of them,” said Rachel. If you are interested in making a dream come true like Rachel’s please contact Janet Rail or Hanna McGrath at 731-6455346. No donation is too small or you can volunteer your services to assist the night of the event. McNairy County Adult Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so donations are tax deductible. Working together we can continue to give our adults and children the best opportunity to get an education as we all recognize McNairy County is a great place to live and work.

MCNAIRY COUNTY CHURCH DIRECTORY Apostolic:

Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Baptist: Freewill: Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist 1030 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Interim Pastor: Bro. Terrell Tedford

Locke Rd. Baptist Locke Road, Selmer Jim Outland, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. / Wed. 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. 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. Independent: Calvary Baptist Church Hwy. 22 North, Adamsville Pastor: Jimmy Cates Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 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. 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. First Baptist Church Finger Finger-Leapwood Rd., Finger Rev. Bobby Bray Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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. 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.

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. 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. 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. First Baptist Church of Michie 5658 Hwy 22 S., Michie James Hardin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 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. 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. Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Joy Foster Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 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. Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Nate Penland, Pastor Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:15 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. 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.

PRIME CARE MEDICAL CENTER 270 E. Court Avenue • Selmer, TN • (731) 645-7932 710 East Main • Adamsville, TN • (731) 632-3383 426 White Avenue • Henderson, TN • (731) 989-2174

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy, TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 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. 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.

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. Ramer Baptist Church 3899 Hwy. 57 West, Ramer James Young, Pastor Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 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. 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. West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville Bro. David Simmons, Pastor 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. 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. Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy. 45 S., Selmer Donald Woods, Minister 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. 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. 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. 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 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.

Church of God of Prophecy:

Church of God of Prophecy Hwy. 22 N., Adamsville Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. 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. 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. 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 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. New Salem Cumberland Presbyerian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church New Bethel Road Rev. Jeff Powell Worship Service: 9:45 a.m. Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Highway 57 West Ramer, TN Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Methodist: Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 265, Selmer Rev. Terry Presson Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: Supper 6:15 p.m. & Studies 7 p.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. 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 Pebble Hill Methodist Ch. 2768 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Rev. Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Stantonville United Methodist Church 8351 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN David Harstin, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.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.

Mt. Vinson United Methodist 2100 Tommy Sanders Rd, Stantonville Glen Scott, Pastor Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 Pentecostal: Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.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. 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. 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. Gateway Holiness Chapel 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Michael Price, Pastor Sunday: 2 p.m. Thursday: 7 p.m. Presbyterian: 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. Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor 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. Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. 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. 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. Other/Non-Denominational: 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.

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. 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 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. Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. www.lifewindchurch.com Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Paul Henley, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 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.

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 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. 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


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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) Clearance Sale on Display Homes save $$ on your new home. Doublewides & Singlewides available. Large selection WINDHAM HOMES, Corinth MS 1-888-287-6996 (TF)

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102 - for rent

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Building for rent. 100ft. x 25ft. 127 Court Ave. $600/month. Call 9344316. (TF)

House for Rent: 3BD, 2BA central heat/air. Cherry hardwood, storage building, paved drive. Near McNairy Central. No pets. $525/month + deposit. Call 610-2877. (TF)

For Sale: 1994 Bass Tracker. 17ft trolling motor and aerator, live well, aluminum hull, depth finder. 1994 Tracker trailstar trailer, 60 horsepower mercury motor. $4500.00 for everything. Call (731)501-9711. (30)

3BD,1BA range, refrigerator. No pets. $400/month + deposit. Call 6455288 (TF) 2BD, 1BA in Selmer. $350/mo. + deposit. No pets. 3BD, 1BA in Selmer. $450/month + deposit. No pets. Call 610-2877. (TF) 2BD, 1BA house, newly remodeled. $450/month. With 15 acres of good hunting land. $550/month. Also has 2 outbuildings.New dishwasher, new cabinets. Call 645-5860. (TF) 2BD, 1BA Good neighborhood, has shop. $395/month + $350 deposit. References required. 243 Forest. Call 439-2900. (TF)

New house for sale by owner. 3BD, 2BA, Bonus dining room. Seller to pay 100% closing, $1000 Visa gift card to the buyer. $134,900. Contact Casey (731)439-1576. (TF)

3BD, 2BA on water. Furnished, great location. Wood burning stove, central heat/cooling, cable, dock. Call (731)632-1688 or 926-5082. (28,29,30,31)

For sale by owner: 2.86 acres on Lipford Rd. in the city limits of Selmer. Assessed at over $10,000.00. Asking only $5,900.00. New home site o.k. or doublewide. Possible owner financing. (662)212-3796. (27,28,29,30)

House for Rent: 2BD, 1BA 265 Forest, $350/month. 256 Oak, $300/ month + $200 deposit (901)849-2755. (29,30)

HOUSE FOR SALE OR RENT: Adamsville. 3BD, 2BA. Carport, central heat/hvac, carpet, all appliances, fenced backyard, nice quiet street. Call (731)632-1688 or 926-5082. (28,29,30,31) Storage buildings. Rental returns, new factory direct. Cash or rent to own. No credit check. Hwy 45 south Corinth. Next door to Hwy45 truck stop. Call (662)415-8180. (29,30) House for Sale: 3BD brick house. 2200 ft., 17.5 acres, fenced lake, large shop building! Call 645-9894 or 6106444. (29,30,31,32) For Sale: 4 lots at Lake Hill Memory Gardens. Including lots 93B (1,2,3,4). Call 645-5178. (30)

102 - for rent 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) 6453130 (TF) ALEXANDER APTS. in Adamsville: 2 bedrooms & Townhouses w/stove/ ref furnished. Washer/Dryer hook-ups included. Deposit waived for the rest of Dec. 2011! Call Earl at (731) 9260507 or Joanne at (731) 727-4823 (TF) ECONOMY INN Motel: Low weekly rates. Free wireless internet, microwave & refrigerator. (731) 645-6155 (TF) Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731-610-2877 or 731-6455288. (TF)

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House for Rent in Ramer. 2BD, 2BA, stove, refrigerator furnished. Washer and dryer hookups. $375.00 per month + plus deposit. Call 645-5918 or 610-4146. (29,30,31) For Rent: 2BD, 1BA Duplex on Coleman Lane. $350 + deposit. No pets. Call 645-6614. 3BD, 2BA house on Roberts Road. $500.00 + deposit. No pets. Call 610-6614. (29,30) 3BD, 2BA. 71 State Line Rd. Big house, big lot. Must sign years lease. $650/month rent + $650 deposit. Call (662)287-7875. (30,31)

2BD house in Selmer for rent. Call 610-8406. (30) Will have a 3BD, 1BA house for rent starting 1 of Jan. 2012. Hard wood floors throughout the house. 1 car garage, with utility room at end of garage. Large living room, outside building, and large yard. $550/month + deposit. 454 Ramer, TN. Call (731)4396314. (30) 2BD Mobile Home For Rent in Adamsville. No pets. No smoking inside. $325/month. Call 632-1299. (30,31) 201-

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automobiles 201 - autos 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)

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employment 301 - job opportunities Henco Furniture in Selmer, TN is looking for a person to fill a full-time warehouse position. Heavy lifting is required. Customer service a plus. Weekend work required. Candidate must also have a valid drivers licensea F endorsement and clean driving record a plus. Please come by 205 Henco Drive, Selmer, TN and fill out an application. (29,30) Wanting to hire a knuckle boom operator for wood yard. No experience necessary. 40 hrs/week. Starting off at $9/hr. Contact (662)837-0745 or (662)223-5669. (30,31,32,33) Drivers-Regional Flatbed. 40-45 CPM, Home every weekend, Full benefits, Class A CDL required. Flatbed training available. (800)992-7863 ext. 185. (30,31)

2BD, 1BA house between Adamsville and Selmer with CHA. $350/ month. (731)610-2202. (30,31)

Mahindra Tractors & Implements, Full line of Vermeer Hay Equipment. D & C Hay Equipment, LLC Hwy 117, 4 miles South of Adamsville. (731)6323608. (TF)

204 - recreational 16 ft boat (no boat trailer). Will trade for what you have. Prefer outside lawn or picnic set. 731-645-5860 (TF)

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Wednesday, december 14, 2011 401 - for sale Dell laptop $400 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-925-6183. (TF) Love seat (like new) $100.00. Glider chair (new) $75.00. Pearl drum set $300.00 o.b.o. For more information call (731)610-2620 or (731)610-2216. (27,28,29,30) Furniture Sale: Spongebob & Camo childs recliners,$79. Micro fiber sofa/ love seat, $549. Full or queen mattress set, $199. King or Queen Tempur Pedic type mattress set, $799/$899. Wood bunks beds, $179. Micro fiber rocker recliner, $199. Recliners, $199. Lay-a-way/ Free Delivery. Call (731)610-1811. (29,30,31,32) For Sale: Full set of kitchen cabinets. Natural maple finish. Upper and lower lazy suzannes. Ventahood cover, counter tops, porcelain sink. 16ft of uppers, 20ft of lower. $1400.00. Call 610-8879. (29,30) FOR SALE! * Cell phones-different types and styles * Call (731)646-0663 or (731)646-0980. (29,30) Moving Sale: bunk beds, half pipe, other items. Call 645-7281. (30) For Sale: Seasoned fire wood. Will deliver. (731)610-4414. (30,31) Loose beads ready to be strung into jewelry- will sell for best offer. 6457757. (30) For Sale: 2005 4x4 Artic Cat 4 wheeler. Automatic, low miles and hours + extras. $2800.00. Call 6072853 or 926-5655. (30) For Sale: Large chest freezer, works great $100, also no frost refrigerator, works great $100. Also misc. household items. Call 645-6090 or (731)434-0069. (30)

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) WANTED: Newer model (2006 and up), low mileage mini van. Must be in excellent condition. 645-5922. (29,30) Winchester 1200-12 gauge pump, Marlin-444 (model 4445), Browning 22 lever action. Call (731)610-4051. (30)

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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) Wilson Service Company: We move an install mobile homes! Also all types of carpentry, metal roofs, rotten or shaky floors. Licensed, bonded/insured. Call (731)609-8794 or (731)610-4813. (TF) AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF) Excavators work. Lot cleaning, culverts, storm clear up, install storm shelters and more. Call (731)6108666. (TF) Rebuilding of injector pumps, turbo chargers, and injectors. Lift pumps, filters, and fuel lines in stock. West Tenn. Diesel. (731)925-2710. (24,25,26,27,2 8,29,30,31,32,33,34,35) I am available for sitting with the elderly in the home/hospital/ or nursing home. Days or nights. Light house keeping and cooking included. Call (731)610-2703. (27,28,29,30)

SHOP AND SALE YARD SALE Friday, December 16, 2011 Starts at 8 a.m. inside Selmer Civic Center Gym Bonnie Lancaster and Stephanie Melton have reserved the Selmer Civic Center for their Hospital family and friends. (Numerous family yard sale)

503 - public notices 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 February 27, 2006, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded February 28, 2006, at Book 380, Page 859 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Jolynne A Overpeck a/k/a Jolynne A. Lane Van D. McMahan and Mary Miller, conveying certain property therein described to Van D. McMahan as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. a seperate corporation acting solely as nominee for Decision One Mortgage Company, LLC, and Decision One Mortgage Company, LLC’s Successors and Assigns; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on January 9, 2012 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: Beginning at a stake located in the middle of the Ashleigh Road; thence North 03 degrees 33 minutes 50 seconds East 654.22 feet to a stake; thence South 66 degrees 22 minutes 33 seconds East 300.00 feet to a stake; thence South 05 degrees 35 minutes 14 seconds West 539.74 feet to a stake in the middle of Ashleigh Road; thence with Ashleigh Road North 89 degrees 15 minutes 16 seconds West 113.02 feet; thence North 88 degress 51 minutes 16 seconds West to the point of beginning. Describes as lot number 7 by Shiloh Surveying Co. Containing 3.742 acres, more or less. The foregoing real property is conveyed subject to the following covenants, restrictions, and limitations which shall run with the land, shall be binding upon the Grantee herein, her heirs, successors and assigns, to wit: 1. No lot shall be used except for residential purposes. 2. No structure of a temporary character, trailer, mobile home, basement, barn, or other outbuilding shall be used at any time as a residence, either temporarily or permanently. 3. No noxious or º–offensive activities shall be carried on upon any lot, nor shall anything by done thereon which may be or become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.. ALSO KNOWN AS: 288 Ashleigh Road, Ramer, Tennessee 38367 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pur-

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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: Jolynne A Overpeck a/k/a Jolynne A. Lane; McNairy Regional Hospital; Van D. McMahan; Mary Miller The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1286 174826 DATED November 16, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ bsims_111116_1156 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM .... 8595 28, 29, 30

wood Drive, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 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: Benjamin P. Sinclair; Phyllis J. Sinclair 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 200943 DATED November 21, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ msherrod_111121_1125 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM ….4050 28, 29, 30

then with said right of way as follows: South 14 degrees 23 minutes East 198.66 feet South 35 degrees 26 minutes East 54.49 feet, South 61 degrees 03 minutes East 35.68 feet North 80 degrees 19 minutes East 87.97 feet, North 64 degrees 59 minutes East 95.80 feet, North 61 degrees 00 minutes East 98.98 feet, North 60 degrees 10 minutes 99.00 feet, North 56 degrees 20 minutes East 96.98 feet, North 46 degrees 19 minutes East 96.49 feet, North 40 degrees 00 minutes East 79.54 feet to an iron pin; the North 3 degrees 46 minutes West 298.77 feet to an iron pin; thence North 1 degree 54 minutes West 429.76 feet to an iron pin; thence North 2 degrees 59 minutes West 205.82 feet to an iron pin, the point of beginning. INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION BUT EXCLUDED FROM THIS CONVEYANCE are the following lots which have been sold: Deed Book 99 Page 264 to Ronnie Moore; Deed Book 104 Page 585 to John L. McCarter; Deed Book 105 Page 747 to Ricky C. King; Deed Book 101 Page 434 to Terry Lindsey; Deed Book 108 Page 597 to Bill Ward; Deed Book 111 Page 652 to Earnest Lipford and Deed Book 161 Page 279 to Kathyleen Pope. There was a sell-off to Jimmy Hawkins, Jr. in Deed Book 107 at Page 759 but the exact land was reacquired Jimmy Hawkins and wife, Joan Hawkins from him in Deed Book 118 at Page 714. There is a deed to Fred Gray, Jr. in Deed Book 98 at Page 832 which recites the source of title as being Deed Book 97 at Page 246 but it is warranted to Grantee that this was an error and said property came off other lands. Tract #2: Beginning at a steel fence post (SFP) found at the SEC of Ricky King (DB 80 page 696); then South 61 degrees 08 minutes 38 seconds West, 15.00 feet to a SFP set; then with a severance line North 30 degrees 10 minutes 55 seconds West, 73.93 feet to a SFP set; and North 73 degrees 28 minutes 22 seconds West, 187.37 feet to a SFP set on the Easterly right of way (25.0 feet from the center) of Forsythe Road; thence with said R/W (chord descriptions) North 28 degrees 33 minutes 15 seconds East, 167.36 feet to a SFP found; thence leaving said R/W with the East line of King (Deed Book 105 page 747) South 30 degrees 28 minutes 39 seconds East, 69.80 feet to an iron pin found at the NEC of King (DB 80 pages 696); and then South 30 degrees 12 minutes 00 seconds East 227.71 feet back to the point of beginning. Street Address: 20 Linley Circle, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 Parcel Number: 080-083.12 Current Owner(s) of Property: Trustees of New Jerusalem Faith Apostolic Church Other interested parties: Auto Owners Insurance Company c/o Garner & Conner P.L.L.C., Attorneys The street address of the above described property is believed to be 20 Linley Circle, Selmer, Tennessee 38375, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. Notice of this Substitute Trustee’s Sale has been timely given to the United States as required by 26 U.S.C. § 7425(b). Terms of Sale will be public auction, for cash, free and clear of rights of homestead, redemption and dower, and the rights of New Jerusalem Faith Apostolic, Ferdinand Gant, Trustee, a married person; Steve Westbrooks, Trustee, a married person; Erronda M. Ivy, Trustee, a married person; and Dock Ivy, Trustee, a married person, and those claiming through them, and subject to the right of redemption by the DEPARTMENT OF

TREASURY, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE by reason of tax lien of record in Book 8, Page 230 recorded 11/17/06 Book 8, Page 283 recorded 05/29/07 Book 8, Page 370 recorded 03/07/08 Book 8, Page 415 recorded 07/28/08 Book 8, Page 544 recorded 12/17/09 Book 8, Page 658 recorded 03/07/11 at the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, subject to any accrued taxes and restrictions. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 11-025423 .... 8590 28, 29, 30

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 22, 2009, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded July 6, 2009, at Book 396, Page 2239 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Benjamin P. Sinclair and Phyllis J. Sinclair, conveying certain property therein described to Matt B. Murfree as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Guaranty Trust Company and Guaranty Trust Company’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on January 9, 2012 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 Lots #6 of Country View Estates Subdivision, a plat or plan of said subdivision being of record In Plat Cabinet A, Slide 93 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and the description there given and said Plat are made a part hereof by this reference thereto as fully and to the same extent as if copied in full herein. The foregoing real property is conveyed subject to certain restrictive covenants, limitations, recitals, etc. pertaining to Country View Estates Subdivision, which are of record in Deed Book 136, page 123, ROMC and reference is here made to said Book and Page where recorded for a more complete listing of said restrictive covenants, limitations, recitals, etc., and the same are incorporated herein by reference thereto as fully and completely as if copied in full herein ALSO KNOWN AS: 230 Edge-

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on December 21, 2011 at 2:00PM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by New Jerusalem Faith Apostolic, Ferdinand Gant, Trustee, a married person; Steve Westbrooks, Trustee, a married person; Erronda M. Ivy, Trustee, a married person; and Dock Ivy, Trustee, a married person, to Emmett James House or Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee, on November 3, 2003 at Book 363, Page 260; modified by Loan Modification Agreement recorded in Book 400, Page 975; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Regions Bank, successor by merger with Union Planters Bank, N.A. The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in the McNairy County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: Tract #1: Beginning at an iron pin, the NEC of the Robinson tract corner in common with Forsythe; then South 87 degrees 24 minutes West 76.25 feet to an iron pin in the Easterly right of way of Forsythe Road; thence with said right of way as follows: South 48 degrees 32 minutes West 95.71 feet, South 53 degrees 22 minutes West 101.62 feet, South 56 degrees 48 minutes West 101.10 feet, South 58 degrees 26 minutes West 98.61 feet, South 50 degrees 28 minutes West 92.44 feet, South 24 degrees 14 minutes West 91.40 feet, South 11 degrees 12 minutes West 98.65 feet, South 17 degrees 27 minutes West 102.55 feet, South 22 degrees 20 minutes West 101.66 feet, South 24 degrees 36 minutes West 100.61 feet, South 24 degrees 45 minutes West 157.24 feet to the NWC of King on 8/27/79 (erroneously stated to be SWC on prior deed) ; then with the King lot North 42 degrees 06 minutes East 265.88 feet to an iron pin; then South 33 degrees 00 minutes East 224.35 feet to an iron pin; then South 60 degrees 00 minutes West 245.00 feet to the Northerly and Easterly right of way of Linley Circle, the SWC (erroneously stated to be SEC in prior deed) of King on 8/27/79,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated March 14, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded March 24, 2008, at Book 391, Page 2068 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Marcus D. Alexander a/k/a Marcus Alexander and Cheryl Alexander, conveying certain property therein described to Kathy Winstead as Trustee for JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on January 9, 2012 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 6 in the Erin lane Development, a plat of which is recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Plat Cabinet B, Slide 45, and reference is here made to said plat of Erin Lane Development for the description, restrictions, and references as there given, and said plat is made a part hereof by reference thereto as fully and to the same extent as if copied in full herein. Legal description taken from prior deed. ALSO KNOWN AS: 51 Erin Lane, Ramer, Tennessee 38367


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503 - public notices 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: Marcus D. Alexander a/k/a Marcus Alexander; McNairy County, Tennessee; Cheryl Alexander 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. 700‑203208 DATED November 30, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ msherrod_111130_1335 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM ….8658 29, 30, 31 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 December 16, 2004, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded December 20, 2004, at Book 372, Page 2816 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by David S. Doyle and Vivian Hallman, conveying certain property therein described to Kathy Winstead as Trustee for Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, a New Jersey Corporation; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on January 9, 2012 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: Beginning at a steel fence post in the Western margin of New Hope Road, the NEC of the Milton Huggins 4.0 acre tract, runs thence North 21 degrees 20 minutes 48 seconds East, with New Hope Road, 158.5 feet to a steel fence post; thence North 68 degrees 39 minutes 12 seconds West, 270 feet to a steel fence post; thence South 21 degrees 20 minutes 48 seconds West 216 feet to a steel fence post in the North line of Huggins; thence South 80 degrees 47 minutes 12 seconds East, with Huggins, 274.3 feet to the beginning, containing 1.16 acres, more or less. The foregoing real property is conveyed subject to restrictions as more particularly described in Deed Book 93, Page 283, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and reference is here made to said Deed Book and Page where recorded for a more complete description of said restrictions, and the same are

503 - public notices incorporated herein by reference thereto as fully and completely as if copied in full herein. ALSO KNOWN AS: 3237 Sticine Road, Guys, Tennessee 38339 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: David S. Doyle; Vivian Hallman; Domestic Bank The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700‑215103 DATED November 30, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ msherrod_111130_1421 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM …. 8661, 29, 30, 31 NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE OF Dora Annie Elizabeth Stackens Nichols Notice is hereby given that on the 1st day of December, 2011, Letters Testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect to the above estate were issued to the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of the Probate Division of the Chancery Court for McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk and Master 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 the decedent’s death; otherwise, their claims will be forever barred. This the 1st day of December 2011. Executor or Administrator, Delores Nichols Westbrook, Executrix Attorney for the Estate, W. Jay Reynolds Kim Harrison, Clerk and Master ….8660 29, 30 STATE OF TENNESSEE ) NOTICE OF 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 Sandra Michelle Price, bearing date of April 1, 2009, secured by a Deed of Trust executed by Sandra Michelle Price and husband, Danny Price of record in Trust Book 395, Page 2866, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and which Deed of Trust conveyed certain property as therein described to the Trustee therein named to secure Commerce National Bank. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and Craig Kennedy, as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee, will on Thursday, the 5th day of January, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock a.m. at the East door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, offer for

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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 New Hope Community of the Seventh Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a railroad spike set in the center of New Hope-Gravel Hill Road, the southwest corner of Robbins, the northeast corner of Ricky James (formerly Brasfield), and the northwest corner of the parent and subject tracts; RUN thence South 88 degrees 50 minutes 23 seconds East with the southern boundary of Robbins 428.39 feet to an iron pin; THENCE South 08 degrees 03 minutes 17 seconds East with a severance line through the McCarter land, passing an iron pin at 368.19 feet, in all, 393.19 feet to a point in the center of Caffey-Michie Road; THENCE with the center of said road as follows: South 67 degrees 19 minutes 04 seconds West 98.27 feet; South 77 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds West 299.50 feet; South 77 degrees 17 minutes 33 seconds West 72.23 feet to a P/K nail in the center of New Hope-Gravel Hill Road; THENCE with the center of said New Hope-Gravel Hill Road as follows: North 11 degrees 16 minutes 12 seconds West 224.89 feet; North 10 degrees 40 minutes 19 seconds West 178.93 feet; North 11 degrees 22 minutes 29 seconds West 107.82 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 4.305 acres, gross. Subject to the easement for New HopeGravel Hill Road and CaffeyMichie Road. All bearings noted herein are based upon an observation of magnetic North made July, 1991. The foregoing legal description is based upon a plat of survey of James A. Martin, Registered Land Surveyor, Tennessee Certificate Number 1469, which plat of survey is dated March 28, 1992. Danny Lane Price and wife, Sandra Michelle Price obtained title to the foregoing real property by Warranty Deed of J. C. McCarter and wife, Doris E. McCarter, dated April 3, 1992, of record in Deed Book 134, Page 374, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Danny Lane Price quitclaimed his interest to Sandra Michelle Price by Quitclaim Deed dated March 9, 1998, of record in Deed Book 162, Page 134, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: Map-138, Parcel-12.10 3011 Hubert Manuel Road Michie, TN 38357 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 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 2nd day of Novem-

ber, 2011. CRAIG KENNEDY, TRUSTEE DEUSNER & KENNEDY ATTORNEYS AT LAW 177 WEST COURT AVENUE SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375 …. 8659 29, 30, 31

more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the Sixth (6th) Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, Beginning at a steel fence post found, the NWC of Jimmie D. Crenshaw and wife, Hazel F. Crenshaw, see Deed Book 146, Page 31; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East for a distance of 142.27 feet, passing a steel fence post set at 112.27 feet, to a point in a ditch; thence with the centerline of said ditch as follows: thence North 78 degrees 19 minutes 39 seconds East for a distance of 276.42 feet; thence North 72 degrees 03 minutes 46 seconds East for a distance of 211.56 feet; thence South 12 degrees 47 minutes 14 seconds East for a distance of 246.46 feet, leaving said ditch and passing a No. 4 rebar iron pin found at 26.45 feet and passing a No. 4 rebar iron pin set at 241.46 feet, to a non-monumental corner at the intersection of a culvert in the Northern right of way of Graham Drive; thence with the Northern right of way of Graham Drive as follows: thence North 84 degrees 39 minutes 17 seconds West for a distance of 52.25 feet; thence North 83 degrees 14 minutes 06 seconds West for a distance of 20.75 feet; thence North 83 degrees 38 minutes 55 seconds West a distance of 29.24 feet; thence North 87 degrees 04 minutes 08 seconds West for a distance of 46.36 feet to a 30-inch oak, the NEC of the Crenshaw property; thence South 84 degrees 34 minutes 42 seconds West for a distance of 380.24 feet, with the Northern boundary of the Crenshaw property, to the point of beginning. Together with and subject to the covenants, easements, and restrictions of record. ALSO KNOWN AS: 393 Graham Street, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 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: Michael C. Plunkett 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. 700‑211648 DATED December 7, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ msherrod_111207_1249 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM ….8716 30, 31, 32

AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose (“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on January 4, 2012 , 2:00 PM at the McNairy County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Lying and being in McNairy County, Tennessee and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake on the East side of U.S. Highway 45, at the NWC of the H.C. Sutton lots and SEC of this lot runs thence North, with Highway, 66 feet to a stake; thence runs east 180 feet to a stake; thence South 66 feet to Sutton’s line; then running with Sutton’s line 180 feet to the point of beginning. This lot being a lot 66 feet x 180 feet with the improvements thereon. PARCEL#: 080 J B 013.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 921 PEACH STREET, SELMER, TN 38375. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): TAMMY M. OLSEN OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 11-0088157 FEI # 1006.149004 12/14/2011, 12/21/2011, 12/28/2011 ….10005 30, 31, 32

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE No. 8834 FARLEY PURVIS Plaintiff, v. THE TRUSTEES of HICKORY FLATT COMMUNITY FULL GOSPEL CHURCH, Defendants. ORDER OF PUBLICATION It appearing to the Court from the attached sworn petition in this cause that the whereabouts of the Defendants, THE TRUSTEES of HICKORY FLATT COMMUNITY FULL GOSPEL CHURCH, are presently unknown and cannot be ascertained upon diligent inquiry, so that ordinary process cannot be served upon them. Defendants, THE TRUSTEES of HICKORY FLATT COMMUNITY FULL GOSPEL CHURCH, are hereby required to appear and answer or otherwise defend against the Complaint to Quiet Title, and to serve an answer to said petition by February 6, 2012, which is thirty (30) days from the last day of publication of this notice on Carma Dennis McGee, Attorney for Plaintiff in this cause, whose address is 55 Court Street, Suite B, Savannah, Tennessee, 38372, or default judgment will be entered against the Defendants, THE TRUSTEES of HICKORY FLATT COMMUNITY FULL GOSPEL CHURCH, and this cause set for hearing in the Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee, sitting in Selmer, Tennessee, ex parte as to Defendants, THE TRUSTEES of HICKORY FLATT COMMUNITY FULL GOSPEL CHURCH. If there is no answer, a hearing on Plaintiff’s motion for default shall be heard on February 27, 2012. Entered this the 5th day of December, 2011. Martha B. Brasfield, Chancellor APPROVED FOR ENTRY: CARMA DENNIS McGEE, #19829 Attorney for the Plaintiff McGee & Dennis 55 Court Street, Suite B Savannah, TN 38372 (731)925-1025 ….8683 29, 30, 31, 32 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 December 16, 2009, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded December 17, 2009, at Book 398, Page 938 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Michael C. Plunkett, conveying certain property therein described to Michael E. Goldstein as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Renasant Bank and Renasant Bank’s successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on January 9, 2012 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

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 8, 2006, executed by TAMMY M. OLSEN, AN UNMARRIED FEMALE,conveying certain real property therein described to MADISON TITLE & ESCROW CO., INC. as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, on December 14, 2006 , as Instrument No. 54855, in Book 385, at Page 464; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,

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Airport receives grant By Christen Coulon Editor

State Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) said last Friday that she has been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation that Robert Sibley Airport in McNairy County will receive a $11,700 state grant for improvements. The grant is available through TDOT’s Division of Aeronautics. “This airport is important to many citizens and to welcome economic development,” said Senator Gresham. “I’m very pleased that these funds will enable us to make improvements.” The grant will be matched by $1,300 locally for a total of $13,000. Chris Tull, the Robert Sibley Air-

port Manager said that the grants will be used to replace the airport’s rotating beacons that send out one white and one green flash to signal fliers that it is a functional civilian airport. The landing beacon allows pilots to land at the airport 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Tull said that the airport was fortunate because the original beacon that will be replaced contains an older model lens similar to that found in a lighthouse that has significant value. He said that the airport will be able to sell the lens for nearly $80,000 which when added to the grant should cover the nearly $100,000 replacement cost for the beacon. At this point, Tull said it would cost more to fix the beacon in the long run than it would to replace it.

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The Robert Sibley Airport will receive a $11,700 state grant for improvements. The grant will be matched by $1,300 locally for a total of $13,000 to replace the airport’s rotating beacons.

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