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Officers investigate possible link between Selmer domestic disturbance, Guys crash By Janet Rail Publisher

A suspect is still at large following domestic dispute in Sel-

mer last Monday night. The sheriff’s department answered the call on a domestic dispute last Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bendall Trailer Park on Ra-

mer Selmer Road in Selmer. The suspect was a black male approximately 45, driving a 2001 4-door gray Oldsmobile with Alcorn County tags.

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Trooper Kenny Lamberth, Tennessee Highway Patrol investigates an accident on South Gin Road in Guys. The driver and car match the description of a man seen leaving an earlier domestic disturbance in Selmer. The driver is believed to have fled the scene following the accident.

The suspect left the scene at the trailer park and headed south. Authorities stated the suspect was armed and dangerous. Kenny Lamberth of the Tennessee Highway Patrol received a call at 6:49 p.m. regarding an accident in Guys, Tenn. at 65 South Gin Road. Upon arrival at the scene, trooper Lamberth stated the vehicle met the same description and was traveling in the same direction as the car reported at the previous domestic dispute on Ramer Selmer Road. According to Lamberth, the vehicle left the roadway, struck a fence, became airborne before striking two fences, rolling over and ending up in a pond. The car was found with the driver’s door open, air bags deployed with the vehicle in park and the keys missing. Divers were called to search the pond, however, no body was found at the scene and the suspect was believed to have escaped in wooded area surrounding the pond. Lamberth estimated damage to Will Luster, Jr.’s property to be at approximately $1,200. The Oldsmobile was reportedly owned by Debra Walker of Corinth, Miss. No arrests had been made in the case as of press time and these incidents are still under investigation.

Arrest made in Selmer counterfeiting case By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

A suspect is in custody following the discovery of several counterfeit bills passed at three Selmer businesses over a three-day period, according to reports from the Selmer Police Department. Steven J. Kiestler was arrested by Sgt. Ted Roberts on state charges of criminal simulation, according to Lt. Roger Rickman. The Secret Service is still investigating the incident for possible federal charges. Selmer police retrieved a printer used to print the notes. Kiestler will appear in General Sessions court on March 8. The first bill was passed at McDonald’s on Jan 21, according to an offense report by Ptl. Tony Westbrooks, who responded. Sunny Hudson was counting her drivethru money at the Sonic, when she noticed

a $20 that looked out of place. She said she did not have a counterfeit pen to check the bill and got another manager. They both agreed that the bill was counterfeit and called the police.

A second $20 bill was passed at Wal-Mart on Jan. 24. According to an offense report from Ptl. Foy Huckabee, the responding of-

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Roaming in a covered wagon on a journey for Jesus By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Mark and Deb Harris are on a journey for Jesus. What makes their journey unique is their preferred mode of transportation. They have been on their journey in a covered wagon from Michigan since September, 2011. The Independent Appeal talked to Mark Jan. 24 on the side of the road on Highway 45 between Finger and Bethel Springs, while his wife went to the store across the road. Although the wagon only travels at a speed of 3 mph, this journey is not without its dangers. Their wagon was hit by a truck at Henderson on Jan.23, according to their blog. Luckily no one was hurt and the damage to the wagon was minor. Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten “I thought he was gonna nail Mark Harris stops his covered wagon on the side of Highway 45 between Finger and Bethel Springs us, but he swerved,” Mark said. on Jan. 24. “The Lord just put it in my head The covered wagon is pulled “America is still America. It’s a to do it,” Mark said about where he we feel,” Mark said. They take prayer requests from by two Belgian horses, which are great place to be,” is another disgot the idea for the journey. everyone who often mistaken for Clydesdales. covery he has made on the road. The Harris’s follows them. Casey and Bob are about 2,000 When asked about his destinaspent most of last “ T h e r e pounds. Along for the ride are two tion Mark said. “Just journeying” spring and sumseems puppies, which are rescues. They “We don’t have a real destinamer preparing You can follow the Harris’s on their just for their journey. journey on their blog at walkingin- to be a great have adapted well to the wagon tion, much to our mothers’ chaneed in our life, Mark said. grin,” Mark joked. It took about six thewill.blogspot.com. country. Folks “The Lord has taken very good This is the first time the Harmonths to build will stand near care of us on the road,” Mark said. ris’s have done anything like this, the wagon, and “There’s great folks all across Mark said. train the horses. They also sold our wagon and pour their hearts out, with tears in their eyes,” Mark this country,” is one discovery “We ask that you give glory to most of their possessions. Mark has made on his journey. God, not to us,” Mark said. “The more we let go, the better said.

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Mayor, board express concerns over police hire By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Police chief Neal Burks and other officers of the Selmer Police Department expressed concern over the hiring of Michael Gilbert as a part-time officer at a working session of the Board of Alderman last Thursday. Mayor Robinson vetoed Gilbert’s hiring Jan. 20 because the hiring of Gilbert by the board at its Jan. 10 meeting was not in accordance with established procedures. Alderman John Smith had argued at that meeting that these procedures do not apply to part-time hires. Vice-Mayor Paul Simpson expressed agreement with Smith at the working session that the process only applied to full-time employees. Police Chief Neal Burks told the board that he and three other officers on the hiring board, Asst. Chief Holley, Lt. Roger Rickman and Investigator Tony Miller had met with the Mayor and expressed certain concerns about Gilbert’s hiring. “We felt it only fair to everybody concerned that we discuss with you all any questions you have to ask of us—the four of us— because we are here to answer your questions,” Burks told the meeting. Burks said he was concerned that the District Attorney General’s office would probably not prosecute any case handled by Gilbert. “Should Officer Gilbert be put back to work and he handles a case which requires prosecution through the District Attorney’s office that they will probably not do that. That would be a concern of mine for the police department,” Burks said. In response to where he got this information, Burks said from the Mayor. Mayor David Robinson said he got this information from District Attorney General Mike Dunavant. In response to a question from Vice-Mayor Paul Simpson about Dunavant’s reason, Robinson said credibility based upon the history contained in Michael Gilbert’s personnel file, which was distributed to the board. The Independent Appeal also obtained a copy from Burks. In response to a question from Alderman John Smith as to why the board had not been provided with documentation of Dunavant’s statement, Robinson said that Dunavant did not want to put anything in writing. Dunavant said that his reason for not wanting to put the statement in writing is that his office is often blamed for hiring and firing decisions, Robinson said. Dunavant offered to talk with the aldermen individually, he said. Miller said that Asst. District Attorney General Bob Gray told him that if it came down to a case where Gilbert’s credibility was the hinge to make that case then they would not prosecute it. “Sometimes we investigate things and you don’t have enough evidence to file charges, but you have enough evidence that you know personally or you feel personally that there is something there to it and you might not be able to get all the players in and put the pieces together for a prosecution but you think that there’s enough of the pieces you have heard and the circumstantial evidence to make you believe that it’s probably true and my understanding from my conversations is that is where Dunavant’s position is. He didn’t have enough pieces, but he heard enough that he feels like a credibility case could be made in court against Michael,” Miller said. “I’ve tried to call him four times and he won’t return my calls,” said Simpson. “I’ve tried to call him. I represent Mr. Gilbert and he won’t return my calls,” said D.J. Norton. Dunavant told the Independent Appeal that while his office does not inject itself into hiring decisions for police officers, it was concerned with the credibility of those officers. Simpson asked Burks if Gilbert’s wife, Brandi, brought any charges against him and he replied that his father, Frankie Gilbert, had called police on her behalf. The domestic assault charges arising out of this 2010 incident were dismissed. According to the police reports, Brandi told the police that Michael had choked her and that he was taking too much pain medication for a back injury and it was making him violent. The file also contained a report from the Sheriff’s Department from 2002 that said Michael went to Linda Gilbert’s house and threatened “to beat her to the ground” and to “get her and the rest of her family.” It also contained a report of an internal investigation by the department. According to the report, Mike Dilenta told Assistant Police Chief Kim Holley that Gilbert had given him marijuana. The report also said as the result of an inventory of missing evidence from the department that the marijuana that (Gilbert) was alleged to have given Dilenta was “an accurate description of several pieces of evidence of that description.” Holley, who did the internal investigation, said that he turned the results of the investigation over to Dunavant, but no charges

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Annual MRA Banquet: Bigger, better than ever By Christen Coulon Editor

Last Saturday, the McNairy Regional Alliance and Economic Development Commission, held their annual banquet, awards ceremony and silent acution at the Pickwick Landing State Park Inn to honor the progress and success of area businesses, community leaders and volunteers. The banquet was a huge success with more than 325 attendees. “This year’s banquet was the biggest and best on all levels,” said MRA Director of Chamber Programs Russell Ingle. “It was bigger and better than ever.” This year, McNairy County has much to celebrate being the state’s only Three Star Award recipient for 31 consecutive years winning an award every year of the contest’s existence. “It has been a slow economy, but there are a lot of positives to celebrate,” said Ingle. “Many of our businesses, large and small, should be recognized and honored for their progress and efforts to improve our community. In that regard 2011 was a successful year.” This year’s event was themed “A Night of Excellence & Laughter,” and featured an elegant dinner, awards ceremony and nationally renowned comedian Jeff Allen. “MRA leadership felt scheduling a comedian would be a little change of pace from years past,” stated Ingle. Jeff Allen provided a lot of laughs with his unique brand of family friendly comedy. “With broad appeal to cross-generational audiences, Jeff’s comedy captures the humor in everyday life,” Ingle continued. This year’s event came on the heels of a good year for the

chamber which despite the tough economic conditions saw positive growth in 2011. “I don’t know too many rural chambers that would have 10 percent growth in a time like this,” McNairy Regional Alliance Executive Director, Ted Moore, said in his opening remarks to the audience. Moore highlighted the importance of education in building the community saying that our county needs to focus on education and prepare youngsters to go out into the workforce if we are to be competitive in drawing new industry to the area. “We need to fix that,” Moore said, citing the 31.5 percent of county residents that do not have a high school education. Moore also focused on the many positives the county had to offer and said that he thought that the $9.7 million in tourism dollars was an area overlooked by many, but was a potential area for growth in the county. Many tourists were drawn to the area for attractions such as Big Hill Pond State Park and the Historical significance of the area from the Civil War to Buford Pusser. Moore also hinted at the possible added tourist draw from the Coon Creek Science Center saying, “Get ready to see some good things come out of Coon Creek.” This year’s banquet offered a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to network and honor the contributions of individuals and businesses having a positive impact on our county, Ingle said. “Now, I am wondering how to improve on it for next year.” Please read upcoming issues of the Independent Appeal for feature articles on winners of this year’s awards ceremony.

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Man walks coast to coast, finds purpose in tragedy By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Out of tragedy came purpose for Alan Slater. The 25-year old native of Manchester, England is walking across the U.S. raising money for cancer research. He was inspired to take this trek when his grandfather succumbed to the disease. He had graduated from university and was working as a bartender, as he was unable to find a job in his field of healthcare. “I quickly got disillusioned with it all and life in general, I guess and I decided to take some time off and think about SLATER it,” he told the Independent Appeal in an interview Jan. 24, his 159th day on the road. Alan went traveling in Asia for a while. He visited Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore. On this six-month journey, he first got the idea of walking across the country when he met an American girl. He then went back to bartending in order to save money for his journey. His grandfather passed away in February, 2011 from prostate cancer. “It was kind of my way of doing something for him, so it came together like that. I had a real reason to do this. Walking across the country is not very easy. I don’t see a point of doing something like this unless you can help people. When that happened,

I had a good reason to do it because it is a good way for showing support for my family at home and for him, the things he believed in and also helping people who have been affected by cancer,” he said. Slater started in at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and he will end in New York. “I’ve been through California to Sacramento, through the Sierra Nevadas, across Highway 50 in Nevada, ‘the loneliest road in America’, then to Utah, then down through Utah into the four corners, Arizona. I went to New Mexico, Los Alamos, Taos, all those places around there, Oklahoma. I thought the history of Native Americans was fascinating, then to Arkansas, the Ozarks, which brings me to Tennessee. I’ve been to Memphis. I spent three days in Memphis. I went to see the Civil Rights Museum, and obviously Graceland and the Sun Studios and all the history that is around there and that brings me to here,” Slater said. “Every single state I have gone to is unique. Every state is almost like a country itself,” he said. “I didn’t plan very well for the first two months. I had a summer tent, but I had only two months of summer” he said. “I’ve been ill on a couple of occasions. One time I was in the middle in of Nevada, in the middle of nowhere, on the loneliest road and I was very ill. So you have interesting moments, but then you have many good moments. You meet a lot of good people. I’ve had so many good experiences with people. People will just literally just pick you up off the road sometimes,” Slater said. “When you get sick in Nevada and it is hot, you get dehydrated. Luckily, I woke up the next morning

and I was fine,” he said. While Slater didn’t originally have a goal, when He said that he had blisters for the first two he began, the figure in mind was $3,000, which he has already surpassed. months. “I always wanted to get past that, which I have “You never know what problems you are going to have. The feet are the main problem. I’ve got two done now,” he added. “I’ve found that there are many, many people blisters on my feet at the moment,” he said. who have been very generous. It’s quite overwhelmOn a typical day, he covers 20 miles. His load was lightened when a gentleman in Ely, ing,” Slater said. “Churches have taken me off the street and Nev. helped him make a metal cart. He pushed this cart from there to Russellville, Ark when it broke housed me,” he said. The police have also been helpful on many ocdown. casions. They would see him on the side of the road “Then I was back to my rucksack,” he said. and become concerned and come over One interesting experience Slater and talk to him. had was traveling with Mormons in cov“How long is a piece of string,” he ered wagons on a 100-mile trek comasked when asked when he expected to memorating the 150th anniversary of FYI: You can read be in New York. He estimated that the their journey from Salt Lake City to St. Alan Slater’s blog and rest of his journey would take two and George. contribute to his cause at one-half months. “There were loads of wagons and alanwalksamerica.com “I am looking forward to seeing my horses,” Slater said. family who might come to meet me in At night, they sat around a campfire New York. Also, my friends might come and sung pioneer songs. They also practiced hunt- to join me for the last leg, the last two weeks of my ing, archery, throwing knives and eating traditional walk. Right after New York, I think the first thing food. I’ll do is stop walking. I will make use of the public In addition to the journey with the covered wag- transport. I’ll certainly take some time off my feet; ons, Slater cited learning about Native American recuperate because my body needs it. I’ll probably History. Other interesting places mentioned by Slat- see the sights,” he said when asked what he was goer were Los Alamos and Taos, N. M. ing to do when he finished his journey. Slater is not planning to go back to bartending. “Every single state I have gone to is unique. Every He said he originally got into it because he was at the state is almost like a country itself,” he said. university and the hours were flexible. Slater has raised over $3,000. “It wasn’t really my passion. My passion is help“It is really dependent on the generosity of the people I meet. People will pull over and talk to me,” ing people,” he said. He said that he wants to do something in health, he said. maybe working with lower socioeconomic groups. Some also donate through his site.

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GED leads to life of public service By Janet Rail Publisher

Acquiring a GED led to a life of public service for Ricky Hollin. According to Hollin, in the 1970’s school wasn’t that important, but he never intended to quit his senior year at Sardis High School. Hollin landed a great job as a dye press operator with a company that manufactured parts for Carrier Air Conditioners and thought he was set and dropped out as a senior. He was doing well in school and slated to graduate in 1979 but decided to take the job. It wasn’t long before he was laid off and landed a job as a stock boy in the Piggly Wiggly in Adamsville. This was to be a temporary position until he was called back from the layoff. Hollin felt the grocery store offered steady work and he was right as he moved up the ladder fast and has served as general manager for over 25 years. “I felt like there was a void in my life without a diploma but kept putting it off. I finally told my wife I was going to get my GED. I had some time and she encouraged me,” said Hollin. “People my age or over let the requirements

scare them off but they can do it if they just try. I was fortunate to get through pretty quick, a couple of months or so, studying three nights a week,” Hollin said. “If you go to class and pay attention, you can do it. For me the GED was something I really wanted, but for students today, it is a lot more important as most companies won’t look at you without it,” Hollin continued. Hollin attended the McNairy County Adult Education Center and said the employees were the greatest people in the world. They were patient and flexible to whatever schedule or needs you had. They allowed him to go at his own pace. “Even if you try and fail, you can take the test again. It does not need to scare you off. When you are young you don’t think about how important an education is, but now that I am older, I wish I had stayed in school. Some people get their GED to better their career but for me, I just felt it was something I wanted to do for me,” said Hollin. What he would say to a student considering dropping out of school – “You need all the education you can get. When I was young, employers did not ask about education so much, but

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ficer, Reno Wilbanks, a Walmart employee, said that Sandy Brewer from Sandy’s Roadhouse attempted to pay for her merchandise with a $20 bill that Wilbanks believed was counterfeit. Brewer then paid for the merchandise with another $20 that was okay. Brewer said that someone gave her the $20 bill at her bar. A third bill was passed at the Sonic. Kara Swims, a waitress, brought two males in a white raised Dodge truck a drink that cost $2.83, according to the offense report by Sgt. Ted Roberts. She received a $20 from them and gave them their change. Swims handed the bill to Bernard Strayhorn.

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were brought. “From my investigation, there could not be any charges brought because it was an accusation and there was no way to prove or disprove the accusation,” Holley said. “If you’re found not guilty, I just don’t understand how we can keep this going on and holding it over,” said Alderman John Smith. In response to a question from Simpson, Burks admitted that he had previously said that Gilbert would make a good addition to the department. Burks explained that he did not know that the District Attorney General’s office would not prosecute any cases handled by Gilbert when he made that statement. “If I go to court over there and Dunavant is not going to back me up on my case, what chances have I got? My concern is what it would do to the police department,” Burks said. “If he does that, he is going against the duties of his office, which is to prosecute all the cases that

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issue,” Norton said. Mayor David Robinson referred to Gilbert’s termination letter. It said his conduct during the Sept. 2010 incident was in direct violation of the policies and procedures of the department. The policies state that officers shall conduct their personal and professional lives in such a way as to avoid adverse reflection upon themselves. They prohibit conduct unbecoming to a police officer or the commission of a criminal offense. “I guess I would raise the question if this were to go forward, how you ever terminate anyone else on violating policies and procedures,” said Robinson. “Suppose you have a citizen who calls in a report on any officer, maybe because they are being vindictive, doesn’t like the officer that goes in their personnel file. Is that gonna set a policy for in the future? Any allegations that are made can set a policy in the future. If you are going to get rid of officers or cases are not going to be prosecuted merely upon allegations,” Norton said. “That’s the reason we have cameras in the car. That solves a lot of problems,” Burks said. “I’m Michael Gilbert’s mother. I was there.

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the officers make. Everybody has had some kind of problem, he wouldn’t be doing any of them,” Simpson replied. “I think where that decision came from is when he (Dunavant) read that investigation,” Burks said. “I really think that a lot of what I’ve heard here is based on a lot of hearsay. If there’s no evidence to back it up, nobody’s willing to come forward… anybody can go out here and accuse somebody of something, but it may not be true,” said Alderman Edward Smith. Attorney D. J. Norton, spoke on Gilbert’s behalf. “Basically, you’ve got an internal investigation that was unfounded; you’ve got no criminal charges that were ever brought. (Gilbert) was not terminated at that time. If you are saying that the internal investigation revealed something that had merit, why was he not terminated at that time? If Dunavant’s stating that he’s not going to prosecute any cases from someone that all charges have never been founded, then he needs to go on record and say that. I agree with Alderman Simpson, that’s outside of what he’s (Dunavant) supposed to do. I haven’t heard anything that would indicate that his credibility is at

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Parade and banquet highlight Black History Month Celebration By Christen Coulon Editor

February is Black History Month, a time for us to remember the historical, cultural and political contributions of African-Americans in our society. This year, several groups have come together to sponsor a day of celebration in McNairy County for Black History Month. On Feb. 18, a parade and banquet will be held in honor of Black History Month. The Fifth annual McNairy County Black History Parade will be held at 10 a.m. in Selmer. This year’s parade, sponsored by the Mary Lou Johnson Foundation, will feature the theme “Remembering the past, but leaving a legacy for the future.” The parade will begin at the Selmer City Park and will conclude at the McNairy County Courthouse followed by a corporate prayer. The parade will feature several church groups as

well as antique cars, step teams, dance teams and praise teams. “We are looking at about 100 participants in the parade,” said LaShell Moore. Moore hopes for a larger turnout from the community along the parade route this year and mentioned that this was an all inclusive event and was not limited to African Americans. “It’s not just an African American parade,” Moore said. “It’s about uniting the community as a whole and remembering our past and the contributions that African Americans have made in (American) history. It’s just about coming together.” Moore said that she would like to see some new faces at the parade. “Just to come out and to be part of the community, just to be a part of the parade, even if they don’t want to come out and watch it. Come be a part of it. You know, because there are a lot of people who made sacrifices for us. You know, white people,

black people, you know everybody. So, just to come be a part of it. Be a part of history,” Moore said. The second annual African-American History Banquet will be held on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Selmer Civic Center. Dr. Jerry Woods will be the keynote speaker. The banquet is sponsored by the Community Development Coalition, the Mary Lou Johnson Foundation and the Rosenwald Community Center. Ticket are $25 for adults and children from 7-18 years old can get in for $10. Woods is a former McNairy County educator. He taught at Selmer Middle School and went on to obtain his doctorate degree and is now Superintendent of the Forest City, Ark. school district. “He’s a great, great speaker,” Moore said. The Mary Lou Johnson Foundation is a nonprofit organization which provides scholarships to African American students. The foundation is

offering a new scholarship that will be open to any high school senior going to the field of education because Mary Lou Johnson was a long-time educator and the foundation honors her in this way. The theme for this year’s banquet is “Remembering the Past.” “I think remembering the past is important, because, you know, without the past, we don’t know what our present holds or what our future holds, mainly. You know, we have to remember our past to get to our future and just remembering to think the sacrifices I said earlier...the sacrifices that the people made for us, to even, to be able to do what we are doing now, is very important because a lot of us wouldn’t have the jobs we have now and things of that nature. We wouldn’t be going to schools with each other and eating at the same restaurants with each other had it not been for our past and what African Americans such as Dr. King (have done),” Moore said.

McNairy County High School: A piece of local black history By Jeff Whitten

school during 1968-69. Before McNairy County High School opened, black students had to go out of Some readers may have forgotten, the county to high school “When you finished the tenth grade, or maybe never knew, but at one time whites and blacks, in the county and we had a junior high and when you finthroughout the South, went to separate ished the 10th grade, you had to go off to high school like you do college, if your schools. In honor of Black History Month, the parents were able to do that. Then in Independent Appeal interviewed stu- 1940, they established a high school for dents and teachers of McNairy County black people in McNairy County,” JohnHigh School, the only county high school son said. “Most of our students were from poor for blacks during this period. In these interviews, they recount their experiences families at that time. When they graduated from high school, that was it for them in the school and its history. “Some of the younger generation and then some parents were able to send don’t come to realize that it used to be their children off to school,” he added. He taught social studies and physical segregated in McNairy County. What black folk had to do to get an educa- education at the high school. “I got a good edution—that’s just the cation. We had to story we want to get do 16 units,” Johnout,” said Will Luster, President of the McAnyone having any knowledge of son said when asked Nairy High School the history of McNairy County High about the quality of Alumni Association School should contact Will Luster at education at McNairy County High School. Board of Directors (731) 239-2788. Johnson did not and a 1966 graduate go straight to colof the school. Luster is also President of the McNairy County lege after high school because his parchapter of the National Association for ents could not afford to send him there, though he did graduate from Lane Colthe Advancement of Colored People. Other members of the board of direc- lege in Jackson in 1949. Johnson was unable to get a job untors are Arthur Wyke, Jr., Don Jackson, Ed Stackens and Elsie Yarborhough. In ad- til 1951, when Principal Elmer Ledbetter dition to Luster, other officers are: Vice- called and offered him a job. He started President, Wyke, Jr.; Secretary, Yarbor- on New Year’s Day of that year. Ledbetter held that position from 1951 to the closough and Treasurer, Stackens McNairy County High School was the ing of the school. “We had a good school. Mr. Ledbetter only high school in the county for blacks from its opening in 1941 until it closed was the principal of the school, the time I in 1967. Desegration had begun the year was there,” Johnson said. Back then, school started in July, and before, but was optional, according to Garlon Johnson, who was among the first ended in September in order to let stugraduating class in 1941 and taught at the dents pick cotton and then started back again in November. The year ended in school from 1951until 1965. The school stayed open as a junior the latter part of April at that time. Johnson coached the girls’ basketball high school for two years after the high school closed. White students went to the team. Head News Writer

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“We had a good team. We never did have football, we only had basketball. We had a good physical education program,” he said. Johnson taught there from 1951 to 1965, when he left to teach at Selmer Elementary School, then to McNairy Central High School in 1969, where he taught until he retired in 1983. He was one of the guidance counselors there. The school, which was located near Smith Metals’ current location in Selmer, was demolished after it was closed, Johnson said. The school was demolished because the county owned the school but the property owners owned the property, Luster explained. The Moore’s and other families donated the property for the school. Johnson is also Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the McNairy County High School Alumni Association. The association runs the McNairy County High School Alumni Center, which houses the remaining mementos from the school. The center is located at 500 Lipford Rd. in Selmer. It has been open since 1997, though the idea originated in 1981 when Luster sought to have a class reunion. “We are happy that the whole McNairy County, black and white, has contributed to it (the Alumni Center), said Arthur Wyke, Jr., who was in the last graduating class in 1967. Nine students were in this class, the same number as were in the first graduating class in 1941. “Now we have been able to salvage a small portion of the artifacts, the things that come with the old school, we have built a McNairy County Alumni Center over on Lipford Road,” Luster said. Included among the items salvaged are graduation pictures, and basketball trophies. “It’s black history in McNairy County,” Luster said.

Before he attended McNairy County High School, Luster attended a oneroom elementary school at Adams Chapel, which was between Guys and Ramer. This school included the first through sixth grades. Ramer Elementary School was another one-room all-black school. This was a Rosenwald school. There was also a Rosenwald school in Bethel. This school had more than one teacher, Luster said. These early 20th century schools for African American students in the South were funded by seed money from Julius Rosenwald, a clothier, who became partowner and President of Sears, Roebuck and Co. In order to promote cooperation between whites and blacks, Rosenwald required public funding as well as other private funding for the schools. Luster felt he got a quality education at McNairy High, though they did have to use second-hand books after they had been used by white students. “We had good quality teachers and the education was for those who wanted to be educated. They could get a good education in the system. People were well educated. I think there has been some doctors, some Ph.Ds. Every kind of person came out of that school except, I think, physical doctors. We may have had a lawyer from that school system but people have—several have gone on and excelled and done well through the education that they gained from the old black McNairy County High School. Just think about it, if we didn’t have that school, had it not come available then, you know, a lot of black kids would not get a high school diploma back in the day. It was essential to educate the black people. Of course, whenever you educate black, white or whatever color, you help your communities. Education helps the communities. Education is the key to economics and everything else,” Luster said.

Luster believes that the high school is an important, but forgotten, part of black history. “We just want to keep history alive in McNairy County because of the fact that we love this county because we live in it and some of us have chose to make this our home after graduating from school, we stayed here and so McNairy County is important to us, you know, and we just want people to know, that hey, we know that things have changed and we’re not trying to, you know, get away from change because that’s important.,” Luster said. “We just want people to know that we did appreciate what was done before integration took place, and you know, God made a way, and we just thank God for having had the school in McNairy County and for all the people, so many numbers that I don’t want to start calling names that made that a part of, that made that work in McNairy County. “That all we are trying to get out and the message and we are trying to get people to understand the importance of history,” This school is an important part of not only black history, but county history, Luster noted. “We trying to keep the history alive and just let folk know, we had a school before we integrated as well. It was important to us and it was important to the whole community, not only just the black community, but to the white community as well because people got an education and they made productive citizens in the County,” he said. Luster closed the interview by making an appeal that the high school and center be given appropriate recognition. “My whole appeal to McNairy County is this: that we recognize just that we just give the Center and the old McNairy County High some recognition as to what it done in history and how important it is to McNairy County,” Luster said.

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Michie Board discusses Grant By Janet Rail Publisher

Last Monday Shannon Cotter, SIC Project Manager spoke to the mayor and aldermen about the annual competition for a CDBG Grant with a maximum of $500,000. The city water department is competing for a competitive grant based on a recent engineering firm’s review of the plant and their need for renovations and upgrades to their existing system. “This is a highly competitive process but I will pursue and apply if it is the wish of the board. Last year there were 35 water projects submitted and 15 funded. We want to serve the most with the least amount of money,” said Cotter. “Any documentation to support the need for the grant will help. We look at community need, project impact and project need. The engineering documents documented need for the grant will be helpful. This is a fair scoring system based on a formula,” Cotter said. Michie is 94 percent grant eligible with a 6 percent share. Plans are to submit an application pending approval in October or November. The city currently provides water to 2,300 customers.

Roger Jenkins, Water Department manager reported all fire hydrants inspected with four needing repairs in November and December 2011. The department started using liquid bleach on Oct.15, 2011 for water purification. Jenkins also recently attended a back flow prevention class. The board discussed the potential approval of a $100 non-refundable water deposit. Currently the city charges a refundable deposit of $100 for renters and $40 for homeowners. No action was taken and this item was tabled until next month for further discussion. City election is to be held at the same time as the August general election. There was discussion regarding holding only one position in the county at the same time. “I do not believe there is any issue with the current board. I don’t believe it would be a good thing for us, if someone is out there doing good for the community we can work around it,” said Alderman Jim Merry. “I don’t think we have an issue with it,” said Alderman Jed Baker. “I would leave it be,” said Alderman David Baker. A motion was made, and approved to

leave the policy as it currently stands. A year end gift to employees was discussed as a tradition in the past. “I was on the board for two years and was not aware of gifts at the end of the year. If we do this we need to come up with a formula or do a flat fee. There needs to be a process in place,” said Mayor Mike Glisson. “If we are going to do it, the gift needs to be in proportion to an employee’s tenure on the job and must be budgeted,” said Merry. Item was tabled till the next meeting. Fire Chief Shirley Clark reported the departments responding to 22 structure fires, 27 brush/grass fires, 90 medical calls, 20 public assists and 20 motor vehicle accidents in 2011. The department is looking for a clutch for a 1986 tanker. The department attended a myriad of education training meetings. The department will also serve as the command post for the Shiloh Reenactment in April. In addition, they hope for a $265,000 CDBG grant for a new fire truck with no matching funds. Minutes of the December meeting and financials were approved at the start of business.

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Sheriff’s Dept. opens drug drop box

County unemployment falls slightly By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Unemployment in McNairy County fell 0.2 percentage points, to 9.4 percent in December, 2011, according to non-seasonally adjusted figures released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The labor force decreased by 60, to 10,750, the number of people employed increased by 40, to 9,740, as did the number of unemployed by 30, to 1,010. Over the past year, the unemployment rate has fallen by two percentage points from 11.4 percent. Of surrounding counties, Chester County had the lowest unemployment rate at 8.1 percent, followed by Hardin County at 9.8 percent, Alcorn County at 10.9 and Harde-

man at 11.2 percent. The unemployment rate increased in 56 counties, decreased in 27 counties and remained the same in 12 counties. Williamson and Lincoln counties had the lowest rate at 5.4 percent. Lincoln county’s unemployment rate was down 0.2 percentage points and Williamson’s was down by 0.4 percentage points. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate, at 18.8 percent followed by Obion County at 15.3 percent. Scott County’s unemployment was up 1.3 percentage points over the previous month and Obion County’s rate was unchanged. Of metropolitan areas, Knox County had the lowest rate at 5.9 percent, followed by Davidson (Nashville) at 6.9 percent, Hamilton County (Chattanooga) at 7.2 percent

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Narcotics Investigator Brad Johnson stands with the newly opened prescription drug drop box last Monday. The McNairy County Sheriff’s Department has begun offering the drop box to resident’s of the county to place expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs 24-hours per day. This box was put in place in order to help to prevent these drugs falling into the hands of children or being flushed, which could potentially contaminate the ground water. The department asks that all liquid medication be placed in bags prior to being dropped to avoid spillage, and that family members taking meds to the drop box for relatives place the drugs in a bag with a note from the prescription holder prior to bringing them in. For more information or for questions about the drop box please contact Johnson at (731) 645-1004.

and Shelby County at 8.8 percent. At a half a percentage point, Shelby County had the largest decline of the metropolitan counties. Knox and Davidson’s rate both declined by 0.4 percentage points and Hamilton County’s unemployment declined 0.2 percentage points. Tennessee’s unemployment rate fell 0.4 percent, to 8.7 percent from November 2012 and the national rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 8.5 percent. The average length of unemployment was 40.8 weeks, barely down from 40.9 weeks from the previous month. Counting discouraged workers and those working part-time who want full-time work, the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 15.2 percent, down from 15.6 percent in November.

NOTICE OF TESTING THE VOTING SYSTEM The inspection of the voting system for early voting and for election day shall take place on Tuesday, February 14, at 10:00 a.m., at the McNairy County Election Commission Office located in the basement of the courthouse. The testing shall be open to the public, the candidates, or their representatives, as well as representatives of the news media and in partisan elections, representatives of the political party. This testing is for the Presidential Preference Primary to be held on March 6, 2012.

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On Jan. 20, Ashley Hollingsworth, of Ramer, competed in the Tennessee State Fairest of the Fair pageant held at the Airport Marriott in Nashville. Ashley, the daughter of Philip and Amy Hollingsworth, went to the state competition after winning the 2011 McNairy County pageant netting her the title of Miss McNairy County Fairest of the Fair. This year’s state pageant consisted of an interview and evening gown competition. There were 55 young ladies from across the state representing their respective counties. Hollingsworth finished in the top 10 making her one of only three from McNairy County to ever make it this far at the state fair level. This year’s McNairy County Fairest of the Fair pageant will be held July 7 prior to the county fair which has been scheduled for July 10-14.

ELECTION NOTICE Presidential Preference Primary MARCH 6, 2012 EARLY VOTING IN PERSON

The McNairy County Election Commission Office will be open for Early Voting for the March 6, 2012 Presidential Preference Primary: February 15 thru February 28, 2012 Hours are 9:00am to 4:30 pm all weekdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday closed on Sunday

We will be closed February 20, 2012 for President’s Day THIS IS A PRIMARY, VOTERS MUST DECLARE PARTY EARLY VOTING: All registered voters may vote early during the above stated period. Voters must provide a government issued photo ID. Voters who have moved within McNairy County may change their address during Early Voting, or by sending a change of address, in writing to this office. Voters who fail to change their address prior to election day will experience a delay in voting at the polls and may be directed to another polling place in order to vote a correct ballot. Persons who registered to vote on “By-Mail” forms are required by law to vote in person the first time they vote. This may be done during Early Voting or at the polls on election day. The McNairy County Election Commission is located in the Courthouse basement. Telephone 645-6432 The McNairy County Election Commission Paul Estes, Chairman Mary Ruth Mills, Sec Dwight Garner Janice Maness Wayne Elam

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL VALID REASONS FOR VOTING ABSENTEE BY MAIL March 6, 2012 Presidential Preference Primary A registered voter may apply to vote absentee by mail if he/she has one of the following reasons: (1) outside the county on election day and all days of early voting by personal appearance (2) Full time students and their spouses attending an institution inside the State of Tennessee but outside McNairy County (3) Those that have a Doctor’s certificate (4) Jury duty on state or federal courts (5) age 65 or older (6) Hospitalized, ill or physically disabled and unable to vote on election day or absentee by personal appearance (7) Caretaker of hospitalized, ill or disabled person (8) Candidate for office in this election (9) Election officials (10) Observance of a religious holiday. (11) Persons possessing a valid commercial drivers license who will be outside the county during early voting period and election day.

SEVENTH CANDIDATES DISTRICT DELEGATES Delegate candidates are listed in alphabetical order by Presidential candidate. Vote for Three (3)

WHAT TO DO TO GET A BALLOT BY MAIL A voter who wishes to cast an absentee ballot by mail must request a ballot in writing over the voter’s signature. If the voter is unable to write such a request, someone can write it for the voter but the voter must sign the request. All signatures will be verified. The request serves as an application for ballot if the request contains the following information: 1. Name of the registered voter 2. Address of voter 3. Voter’s Social Security Number 4. The election the voter wishes to vote in 5. If primary, indicate which primary 6. Reason Voter wishes to vote absentee by mail 7. Address to mail ballot if out of county 8. Voter’s signature If the request does not contain all the information listed above, the McNairy County Election Commission will send the voter an application to obtain the needed information. The last day to receive this request with all necessary information is seven days before the election. A person that does not register “in person” at the McNairy County Election Commission office or with a government agency that can take voter registrations, must vote in person on election day or in person during early voting. Excluded are those that have a Doctor’s statement. If you request an application and ballot to vote by mail you must vote by mail. Once a ballot has been mailed, you cannot change your mind and go to the polls or vote absentee in the Election Commission Office. The last day for the McNairy County Election Commission to receive a request for this election with all the above information is Feb 28. - The McNairy County Election Commission

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Army wives: Heros behind the heros By Laura Specie Columnist

Being the wife of someone serving our country is not easy. I was many years ago an army wife. Fortunately, it was in the late 1970’s through the 1980’s when things were relatively calm. There were  couple of close calls though. It takes a  strong woman to deal with being alone a lot. There was always guard duty, war games, SPECIE extra training, or other things to be done. (The wife being left to deal with the every day chores of running the house, and taking care of the kids.) And when it came time to pack up and leave; to go to another tour, in another state, or

outside the U.S., you had deal with that too. That was always hard for me...making friends, and then having to leave them. Loving a home, and having to leave it. I can only imagine what today’s military wives/husbands have to go through serving in today's world. As I said, things were a lot different then.    I was 19, when I married into the army life. The first tour we ever did together was Germany. It was different. Such beautiful country. The people were different, customs were different. In some respects, it was a whole new way of life. The language, you had to learn enough to be able to deal with things like public transportation and the people in general.                                           My only regret was I didn’t take the time to learn more of the language, and to see more of the surrounding countries. I was young, and a new mom, so I didn’t think too much of where I was at. I remember thinking about how much I missed my family, and being a new mom. I spent about a year there before I had to

come home, as he was getting ready to come back stateside. The next tours would be Texas (twice) and Oklahoma. He did a second tour in Germany, but I didn’t go. One day, I may write about my adventures in Texas and Oklahoma.   I often think about the people I  have met and loved dearly during my time as an army wife. One in particular, I think about often. I lost touch with her many years ago, and I can only hope she is okay, and doing well. Yes, it takes a lot to be the wife/ husband of a career service person. My best goes out to all of them. I thank you for having the courage to be strong so our service people can do their job and not have to worry about what is going on at home. If you know a service member you should take the time to give them a thank you. And also, if you know of someone who is the spouse of a service member give them a thank you too. They are the back bone of those serving here and abroad. Have a great week.

Today in Civil War History

February 1, 1862 The Battle Hymn of the Republic is first published in The Atlantic Monthly. The song, which was written by Julia Ward Howe, is set to the tune of “John Brown’s Body.” It links the judgment of the wicked at the end of time with the Civil War. It has since become one of the most popular and well-known patriotic songs. Howe, a prominent Boston poet, wrote the poem after attending a review of Union troops, outside Washington, D.C. The roads were clogged with soldiers on the carriage ride back. Howe and her companions sang some of the popular songs of the day, including John Brown’s Body. The Rev. James Freeman Clarke, who was in the carriage, challenged Howe to write more elevated lyrics for the tune. Union soldiers sung the song with the words from John Brown’s Body and the Confederates had their own words to the tune. The music was attributed to William Steffe. Howe replied that she had often thought of doing this, but the words had never come to her. That night, she awoke from her sleep at the Willard Hotel and wrote the verses on a piece of stationery. She thought, “I like this better than most things I have written.” She then went back to sleep.

Tennessee constables follow rich tradition, history By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

If you have ever seen the office of constable on the ballot when you voted and wondered what it is, it is an ancient office that performs a vital law enforcement function within its constituency. The origin of the office goes back to medieval times. At that time, the office was a high-ranking military one and ex officio commander in chief of the military forces. He was the highest judge of military offenses and in questions of chivalry and honor. He was the supreme arbitrator in tournaments and martial displays. The office of High Constable, dating from the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, was the seventh great officer of the Crown. This office possessed both criminal and civil powers. Since 1521, the title has not been granted except for a special ceremony of state. The office has existed in our nation since colonial times. It was one of the earliest offices created and it was his duty to keep the king’s peace. A parish constable was created in Jamestown, Va. in 1607. In Tennessee, they are charged with keeping the peace and enforcing the laws of the state, counties and cities and have full powers of arrest.

Their powers are valid statewide, but are generally only exercised in the county that elected them. State law requires that constables be certified as a law enforcement officer and to participate in 40 hours of in-service training. The must be range qualified by a Certified Firearms Instructor prior to carrying a gun in an official capacity. Most also get a Department of Safety Handgun Carry Permit. The two organizations authorized to provide in-service training, the Tennessee Constable Council and the Tennessee Constables Association. Constables do not cost the taxpayers any money. The pay for their own uniforms, vehicles, fuel and equipment. The are not paid as such, but do collect fees from the state. They garner $1 per citation they write, $40 per arrest and $20 per summons. Their mission is to provide additional law enforcement presence in the county and to assist the sheriffs and police departments of the state, as well as fire departments, Emergency Management Services or any other state or federal agency that might need their services. Like any other law enforcement position, being a constable can be a dangerous job. In Tennessee history, 19 constables have died in the line of duty. The most famous constable was Buford Pusser, who was elect-

ed to the office just prior to being elected sheriff. One of the most common duties of constables is to serve process. A surety bond of $4,000-8,000 is required for constables. Two constables are elected from each civil district for two-year terms. One McNairy County constable is Dennis Miller (not to be confused with the comedian of the same name). Miller serves the third district, which is composed of Leapwood, Purdy and one Selmer precinct. He became a constable when he was appointed to the office by the McNairy County Commission after one of the constables for this district died. Miller has served in this office about six years and previously served in law enforcement in the United States Air Force for 14 years. He then ran for and won the office at the next election. One of the interesting things that happened to Miller while he has served as constable is that he has found marijuana growing at Burger King. “I witnessed a motor vehicle accident, where the driver was intoxicated. The car came over the hill and headed in the opposite direction from where I was and lost control and turned in a circle,” he said.

Gabrielle Drew works as legislative aide Where in McNairy By Amber Hamm Staff Writer

Gabrielle Drew, a 16-year-old home school student enrolled at Gateway Christian Academy located in Bethel Springs, has become the youngest legislative intern in Tennessee state history. According to Drew, the opportunity for the position came about when she brought former presidential candidate, Herman Cain, to her home county. Cain’s campaign bus tour through Tennessee, agreed to make the stop in Humphreys County after Drew, along with the Humphreys County Tea Party, lobbied the campaign to make an appearance. A state senator that attended the event was impressed with Drew’s work and proposed that she take on an internship with the legislature. Normally, legislative interns are required to be 18 years old or enrolled in college. Because Drew is only 16 and in high school, the internship had to be approved by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey. Drew is spending her internship working for Senator Jim Summerville. Some of her duties include constituent work, taking and returning phone calls, research, doing paperwork and being available to assist Summerville when needed. “It’s still early in the session,” said Drew. “We’ve been focusing mainly on the ban on state income tax, and it was passed. Hopefully now that it’s been passed we be able to move on to other issues.” Drew’s involvement in politics is likely

to continue throughout the upcoming presidential election. “I actually will not be endorsing or working with anyone on the campaign for the primary election, but I will back whoever runs against President Obama,” she said. “Not many presidential candidates bring their campaign to Tennessee. because our primary is on March 6, which is Super Tuesday,” said Drew. “I’m really hoping as it gets closer, more candidates will see how important of a state Tennessee is, and they’ll bring their campaigns here.” Drew initially chose to support Cain because she thought he had a lot to offer as a candidate. “I thought he brought a lot to the race,” she said. “He brought his 9-9-9 plan, which agree with it or disagree with it, it was new, it was bold, and it changed the race, I think. I regret his choice in dropping out, but I still think if he was in he would have a lot to offer.” According to Drew, her internship would not have been possible without Gateway. “If I was enrolled in a current public school, my school hours would not permit me.” she said. “With Gateway I have my own schedule when I do my schoolwork, so they’ve really also made it happen.” Drew chose enrollment with Gateway as an alternative for public education. “I just felt that public education in Humphreys County was not sufficient for my needs. It took a lot of work and con-

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Gabrielle Drew Legislative Intern meets with presidential candidate Herman Cain after lobbying for a campaign visit to her home county. sideration, but I’m very glad I go through Gateway now,” said Drew. Drew hopes that her internship will set a precedent for other young people that want to get involved in government. “I’m very glad to have gotten the internship because I hope it opens the door for other teenagers in Tennessee that want this opportunity,” she said. She hopes that young people will not let their age keep them from stepping up. “Even though they can’t vote, they can still make a difference in their local and state government, and they could even make a big difference in the federal government if they stand on their convictions and don’t let anybody sway them,” said Drew.

Staff photo by Christen Coulon

Where in McNairy is a weekly contest in which readers are asked to identify a beautiful, unique, or overlooked locale within the county. To win, readers must be the first to identify the approximate location of our weekly photo. The winning entries will be sent to submissions@independentappeal. com and must contain the subject line ‘Where in McNairy,’ and a contact name and phone number in the e-mail body. We will identify each week’s winner in the following issue. This week’s winner will receive a $15 gift card this week to the South Y Subway in Selmer. The Independent Appeal is not responsible for lost, misdirected or undelivered emails. Week 11 no winner: Last week we had no correct answers for the Gray’s Country Oasis sign on Hwy. 64.

McNairy Business Spotlight: Mid-Town Pharmacy Business: Mid-Town Pharmacy, LLC Location: 210 East Court Avenue, Suite C, Selmer Phone: (731) 645-7008 Open Since: Dec., 2011 Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun.

Pharmacist Ann Manley, DPH “Our main goal is to give really good customer service. We can fill prescriptions for any physician, not just those of Primecare. We know people can go anywhere to get their prescriptions filled, we strive to give them a good reason to come here.”

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Selmer, Michie approves Last Dollar Selmer High School alumni establish By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

In addition to the One-to-One program, previously profiled in the Independent Appeal, the Roundup program is also designed to fund the Last Dollar Scholarship program. Since some area governments have considered the program in the past and some are planning to do so in the future, the Independent Appeal sat down for an interview with the committee charged with overseeing the program. They are Selmer Mayor David Robinson, Regional Economic Development Initiative volunteer coordinators Deidra Beene, Director of the UTM Selmer Center and Karen Lange of the Family Resource Center, Russell Ingle, Director of Chamber Programs for the McNairy Regional Alliance and Jesus Cares Director Jimmy Whittington. Committee members spoke after an organizational meeting in which such things as the application process for Last Dollar was discussed. Selmer has approved and begun to implement the program. Michie has approved and will begin implementing it the first of the year. The Roundup program, which was first proposed by Robinson, rounds water bills to the nearest dollar, unless the customer opts out. Half of the funds raised would go to the One-to-One technology program for the schools and the other half would go to the Last Dollar program. Last Dollar is one of two REDI programs initiated by the Southwest Tennessee Development District. The first is the College Access mentoring program, which is administered by SWTDD. College Access pairs up students with a trained mentor knowledgeable on financial aid, college admissions and career advisement. The Last Dollar program is administered by each of the individual counties in the district. This program failed to be implemented, up until now, due to lack of a funding source. Robinson emphasized how One-to-One and Last Dollar are tied together. “The One-to-One program promotes learning…decreases absenteeism…which basically transitions right into them going on to postsecondary, which is exactly where the scholarship program helps them do that. It is a coupled program…Let’s get them excited about learning and then let’s make sure they can continue their learning and help them,” Robinson said.

Robinson also tied Last Dollar to economic development. “It basically will tell any prospective industry that we’re talking about…McNairy County, we’re trying to help get you here to raise the level of education in our work force for your industry, so it just gives another arrow in the quiver,” Robinson said. “Because of this, it helps them to go on to postsecondary education for them to come back and then be the voice and then them being the voice in the high schools talking to the students,” Lange said. Robinson revealed that in the first month Selmer has collected $2,600, which if continued at that pace would raise $30,000 annually. He also projected that if everyone in every utility district stayed in the program it would raise between $100,000 and $120,000. Out of 7,600 Selmer water customers, 1,300 opted out. “If everybody’s in, it’s a substantial amount of money for both scholarships and the One-to-One program. We could make a difference,” Robinson said. Robinson said they will attempt to award the Last Dollar Scholarships, beginning next fall. They hope to be able to announce these scholarships at the same time the others are announced in May, Lange said. “We won’t have a full year of monies put in there but, it’s important for them to see that it’s already working in May. If it’s a small number that’s awarded that’s some that wouldn’t have had it if we weren’t here. The next year, we’ll be able to have more,” Lange said. Customers who have opted out can opt back in, Robinson explained. “If folks don’t necessarily want to opt in, they can certainly donate to the program,” Robinson said. Robinson told a story of the truck driver in Chester County who said he read Robinson’s letter to the editor. The truck driver told Robinson that he has to prepay his utility bill and asked if it would be okay if he sent a check for $20 and then others from time to time. “Sure enough, he sent the check,” Robinson said. Organizations and businesses can also make donations to Roundup. Lange said she anticipated that the amount of the scholarships will be $500 per year split between the two semesters the first year. “As I said at Ramer, $500 can make or break some kid whether they’ll be able to go to school or that’s the books they would have the monies for…In a perfect world, and we have everybody opt

court briefs McNairy County General Sessions Court Arthur S. Atkins – Violation of protection order – Contempt – Dismiss states motion to not prosecute def. has complied with orders of court and agreement with state and victim. Anthony Mosier – Reckless endangerment – bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond Sandra H. Jones – Public Intoxication – DUI First offense – Implied consent – Public intoxication dismissed on plea of other charge. DUI: first offense, fined $350, and costs, 48 hour sent., supervised prob. Not drive in TN for 1 yr. Implied consent dismissed on plea of other charge. Bobby J. Brown – DUI first offense – Driving while license revoked –DUI: first offense fined $350 and costs, sent. to 7 days and supervised prob. Driving while license revoked dismissed on plea of other charge. Robert Brown – DUI: First offense – Implied Consent – Driving while license suspended – DUI: First offense fined $350 and costs. Sent. to 4 days and supervised prob. Not drive in TN for 1 yr. Implied consent and driving while license suspended dismissed. Rodney O. Campbell – Disorderly conduct – Sent. to 18 days and supervised prob. Felecia R. Rogers – Theft (up to $500) – Burglary – Auto – Attempt – dismissed on payment of court costs and victim agreed to not prosecute upon replacement of items taken. Supervised prob. David Hill – Burglary – dismissed on payment of costs. Victim agreed to not prosecute upon replacement of items. Supervised prob Rodney O. Campbell – Failure to appear – Sent. to 18 days and supervised prob. Corey N. Plunk - Worthless checks – Sent. to 16 days rest. is $224.43 to Murphy City Lumber and supervised prob. Brooks S. Lovett – Resist stop, arrest, search – Public intoxication – Sent. to 12 hours, supervised prob. Public intoxication sent. to 12 hours and supervised prob. Corey N. Plunk – Worthless checks – Sent. to 16 days, rest. is $541.94 to Eveready Auto Parts and supervised prob. Corey N. Plunk – Worthless checks – Sent. to 16 days. rest. is $439.69 to AG&N AG Supply and supervised prob. Kristen Joyner – Domestic assault – Sent. to 48 hours and supervised prob. Shawn M. Wisniewski – Theft of property attempt – Auto burglary – Vandalism – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing on all counts Mary Samarrippas – Theft – sent. to 24 days served and concurrent supervised prob. rest. to remain open Mary Samarrippas – Theft – sent. to 24 days, rest. is $450 and supervised prob. Tonya D. Keeton – Theft of services – Criminal trespass – Destruction of utility equipment – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond. Tonya D. Keeton – Poss. unlawful drag para. – Promoting meth manufacture – Initiate manufacture of meth – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond. Latosha Dean – Theft – sent. to 10 days, rest is $157

in and we’re rolling in dough, so to speak, it would be great to increase that or just be able to increase the number of students we are able to give one to,” Lange said. “It’s an evolving process. I’m encouraged by the first month, what we got,” Robinson added. He said by the end of the first quarter of next year, they will be have a pretty good idea of what they can do. “Our long-term goal is to be able to help everybody,” Robinson said. Initially, scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, firstserve basis, Robinson explained. However, one of the income criteria will be FAFSA. As part of the application process, they have to show that they have been admitted to a 2-year college or technology center in Tennessee. Despite the availability such financial aid as Pell Grants and Lottery Scholarships, Beene still says that Last Dollar Scholarships are needed. Beene says she rarely sees students with enough financial aid to cover all expenses. “Rarely do I see students who say, ‘Oh, I’ve got all the help I need,’” Beene said. Although in theory, students can attend any 2-year college or technology center in the state, as a practical matter, the great majority of students will seek to attend school as close to home as possible in order to minimize costs, Robinson said. “We never dreamed six weeks ago that we would be where we are now,” Lange said. Robinson emphasized how important it is for students to continue their education. “In today’s economy and today’s world, a high school diploma don’t cut it anymore,” he said. “It’s economic development. It’s preparing our kids for an ever evolving workforce,” Ingle said. Robinson noted that the program is both for traditional high school students that graduate and non-traditional students who get their GEDs. Also, if student has completed the first year in a community college, they hope to be able to offer them support in the second year. “We want to make it as inclusive as we can,” Robinson said. “Please help,” Robinson concluded. “This is all about the kids, the success, continuing education and prosperity of our local kids… This is where the rubber meets the road. We have to support our children,” Lange said.

to Dollar General. No contact with Dollar General for 1 yr. and supervised prob. Joshua R. Hurt – Theft – Vandalism–attempt – Theft charge found guilty. Sent. to 18 days and supervised prob. 64 hrs. comm. srvc. Vandalism charge dismissed. Stacy A. Lambert – Sexual battery – bound over to grand jury Michael E. Morrison – Aggravated burglary – Aggravated criminal trespass – guilty. No contact with victim and supervised prob. Jonathan L. Freshour – Probation violation – Probation reinstated upon payment of $100 Bobby W. Westbrooks – Probation violation – Probation violation of def. having admitted to drug use during prob. Ordered to attend and complete long term rehab. Patricia R. Kincer – Promoting meth manufacture – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond. Patricia R. Kincer – Poss. unlawful drug para. – attempt – Promoting meth manufacture – initiate manufacture of meth – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing. Def shall cont. on current bond. Ashley O. Sweat – Poss. unlawful drug para. – Promoting meth manufacture – Initiate manufacture of meth – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing. Def. shall cont on current bond of $5,000 Lindsay R. Lawrence -- Poss. unlawful drug para. – Promoting meth manufacture – Initiate manufacture of meth – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond Ashley O. Sweat – Poss. unlawful drug para. – Promoting meth manufacture – Initiate manufacture of meth – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond Amber R. Clark – Financial responsibility law – Registration certificate must be carried – Driver license address req. within 10 days - Speeding – speeding dismissed on attendance of driving school. All charges dismissed. Casey L. Redmon – Theft of property – Burglary – Vandalism – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing. Casey L. Redmon – Burglary – Vandalism – Vandalism attempt – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond. Casey L. Redmon – Theft of property – Burglary – Vandalism – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond. Casey L. Redmon – Theft of property attempt – Burglary – Vandalism – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing, def. shall cont. on current bond. Tammy D. Wilderson – Driving while license revoked – sent. to 11 days and supervised prob. Dustin F. Butler – Poss. & Dist. intox. liq. by pers. U/21 – Person U/21 having beer in poss. & trans. Beer charge sent. to 12 hours and supervised prob. 24 hours comm. srvc. David L. Tidwell – Theft of services – sent. to 20 days. Rest. is $623 to PEC. Supervised prob. Larry L. Harrell, Jr. – Seatbelt – traffic ticket paid in full George D. Harville – Move over law – fined $100 and costs James A Hodum – Failure to yield to emergency vehicle – dismissed on payment of costs Ricky J. Kyle – Allow dogs to run at large – dismissed on cond. That Mr. Kyle keeps his dogs off the complainants property

scholarship endowment for students

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The Selmer High School Class of 1959 recently established a scholarship endowment for students at the UT Martin McNairy County Center/Selmer. Class members met for a reunion on March 18 and used the occasion to present a “big” check to the university. Funds will be used to establish the Selmer High School Class of 1959 Scholarship Endowment for UT Martin students attending the McNairy County Center/Selmer. From left, back row, are Roger Weatherford, Martha Glover, Dennis Henson, Betty Howell, Emodene Smith, Peggy Henson, Alicia Smotherman, Herbert Kiser and Sue Flowers, front row, Katherine Scott (class teacher), Patsy Pickle, Barbara Foote and Jean King.

HOSA students tackle childhood obesity

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HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Members Allie Swims, Brooke Jernigan, and Sarah Beth Stephens are teaching students of different ages about Childhood Obesity for their HOSA Competition in February. In this picture they are teaching Mrs. Summer Willis’ 7th grade class at Selmer Middle School. They plan to travel to other elementary and middle schools in the county in the coming weeks.

Sheriff’s report McNairy County Sheriff’s Office January 23 Motor vehicle accident – No injuries – Hwy 22 – 3:43 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 57 – 5:01 a.m. Theft of property – Lawton Rd – 6:56 a.m. Animal control – Purdy Rd. – 7:56 a.m. Theft of property – Complex – 9:22 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Sulphur Springs Rd – 9:41 a.m. Welfare check – Beau Mound – 9:54 a.m. Public service – Huggins Bottom Rd – 11:09 a.m. Reckless driver – Gravel Hill Rd – 12:25 p.m. Civil matter – Meeks Rd – 1:07 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Bethel Purdy Rd 2:11 p.m. Speak with an officer – Lenard Ln – 3:22 p.m. Welfare check – Sticene Rd – 3:38 p.m. Theft of property – Peach St. – 4:21 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Airport Rd – 5:11 p.m. Assault – Lawton Rd. – 6:56 p.m. Puvlic service – Gravel Hil Rd – 7:31 p.m. Suspicious activity – Hwy 45 S – 8:17 p.m. Suspicious person – Nelson Store Rd – 9:31 p.m. Traffic stop – Sulphur Springs – 10:02 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 Roy Seay – 11:43 p.m. January 24 Domestic in progress physical – Chewalla Rd – 8:53 a.m. Traffic stop – Capooth near Chewalla – 9:38 a.m. Theft of property – King Road – 1:46 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 4:30 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 142 and Moore Re – 4:46

p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 from Eastview – 4:54 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Sulphur Springs Rd - 5:20 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 6:12 p.m. Traffic stop – Baker & E Poplar – 6:14 p.m. Theft of property – Hwy 142 – 6:37 p.m. Traffic stop – Rod’s Quick Stop – 9:44 p.m. Traffic stop – E Main & Palmer – 11:01 p.m. Warrant – Hardin Co Line – 11:06 p.m. Theft of property – Rose Creek – 11:09 p.m. January 25 Civil matter – Sandy Flatt Rd – 12:31 a.m. Theft of property – Sweet Lips Rd – 1:01 a.m. Disturbance unknown – Hwy 64 – 1:12 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – Hwy 64 – 2:30 a.m. Speak with an officer – ER – 2:53 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – Friendship Rd – 5:54 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Otis Payne Rd – 3:53 p.m. Traffic stop – market in Adamsville – 5:17 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Lipford – 6:43 p.m. 4-Wheelers on roadway/trespass – Mayflower Rd – 6:56 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 N – 7:37 p.m. Theft of property – Hwy 45 S – 7:52 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S. – 8:14 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 8:14 p.m. Escort – Buena Vista Rd – 9:34 p.m. Warrant – S Elm – 11:07 p.m. January 26 Public service – Char-

lie Pounds Rd 0 12:47 a.m. Motorist assist– 6:39 a.m. Suspicious vehicle – in Chewalla and Ramer area – 9:22 a.m. Harass phone calls – N 5th St – 11:19 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Otis Plunk Rd – 11:59 a.m. Vandalism – Melvin Qualls Rd 0 12:29 p.m. Unwanted subject – Hwy 57 W – 3:09 p.m. Shots fired – Serenity Springs Rd – 3:19 p.m. Assault – Moose Lodge Rd – 3:34 p.m. Speak with an officer – Dowty Dr – 4:00 p.m. Unwanted subject – Dancer Rd – 5:43 p.m. Shots fired – Cox Ln – 10:56 p.m. Medical alarm – Leapwood Enville Rd – 11:21 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 and Carol St – 11:56 p.m. January 27 Welfare check – Centerhill Rd – 12:10 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 122 & Miller – 1:02 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Main St – 8:51 a.m. Reckless driver – Chambers Store Rd – 9:37 a.m. Reckless driver – Chambers Store Rd – 11:29 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Moose Lodge Rd – 11:35 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Mt Vernon Rd – 12:05 p.m. Animal control – Capooth Rd – 1:03 p.m. Trespassing – Hwy 117 – 1:08 p.m. Animal control – Capooth Rd – 2:31 p.m. Public service – County Public Service – 2:50 p.m. Officer assistance – Fred Johnson Rd – 3:19 p.m. Suspicious vehicle - Joe Dillon Rd – 3:23 p.m. Traffic stop – Houston Cem – 6:17 p.m. Traffic stop – Houston

Cem – 7:16 p.m. Speak with an officer – Wayne Elam Rd – 8:02 p.m. Reckless driver – Fred Johnson – 10:03 p.m. January 28 Motor vehicle accident with injuries – Hwy 57 W – 3:35 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 57 W – 8:58 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 W/Country Club – 12:18 p.m. Speak with an officer – Capooth Rd – 12:29 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 W – 12:58 p.m. Welfare check – Rushing Rd – 3:25 p.m. Traffic stop – Rushing Rd – 3:50 p.m. Retrieve property – Payne Rd – 6:02 p.m. Escort – Tri Count to Western – 6:26 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 W/Sulphur Springs – 8:01 p.m. Traffic stop – 45 Hopkins – 8:19 p.m. Domestic in progress physical – Dickey Rd – 10:29 p.m. Shots fired – Matt Rd – 10:54 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 11:19 p.m.

January 29 Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E/Airport Rd – 10:57 a.m. Domestic in progress verbal – Hardin Graveyard Rd – 1:51 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 S – 5:28 p.m. 4-Wheelers on roadway, trespassing – 3:44 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 5:39 p.m. Disturbance noise/ music – Leapwood Enville Rd 7:18 p.m. Traffic stop – Old Stage and Hickory Flatt – 8:03 p.m. Traffic stop – Winding Ridge Rd – 8:42 p.m. Speak with an officer – Lawton Rd – 8:43 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 57 E – 8:47 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 9:32 p.m.


obituaries

Page 8A v Independent Appeal

Wednesday, february 1, 2012

Kenneth N. Harris

Steve Elbridge King

Wilford Morgan

Kenneth N. Harris was born July 6, 1931 in Leapwood community of McNairy County, TN, the son of the late Hobert Harris and Hettie Elliott Gray. He was united in marriage to Sandra K. Huggins on November 29, 1980. Mr. Harris worked in the maintenance department at Brown Shoe Company for fifteen years, operated the Red Bird Service Station in Adamsville, mastered the art of taxidermy and loved to work on small engines such as lawn mowers, weedeaters and boat motors. He enjoyed a good game of domino’s with his friends and fishing. He was a member of the Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church in Adamsville, Tennessee. He entered the United States Army in the early fall of 1952 and served his country honorably during the Korean conflict. Mr. Harris departed this life on January 27, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 80 years, 6 months, 21 days. He is survived by his wife, Sandra K. Harris of Adamsville, TN; a son, Nickey Harris and wife Robbie of Adamsville, TN; two daughters, Cindy Lambert and husband Anthony of Pickwick Southside, TN, Robin Roach and husband Josh of Adamsville, TN; a sister, Jane Garner of Houston, TX; nephew, Mike Harris of Selmer, TN; seven grandchildren, Jonathon and Marley Lambert, Emily Harris, Gabriel Hunsucker, Brianna and Alex Roach, Dakota Huggins; a great-grandchild, Kyleigh Pollard. In addition to his parents, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by a son, Kenny Harris; daughter, Benjie Harris; brother, John R. Harris; stepfather, Raymond Gray. Services were held on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville in Adamsville, Tennessee, with Randy Carroll officiating. Burial followed in the Mars Hill Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.

Steve Elbridge King was born September 28, 1950 in McNairy County, TN, the son of the late Alva Everett and Alline Leatherwood King. He was a member of Church on the Rock in Savannah, Tennessee. He loved the St. Louis Cardinals, shooting pool and playing cards. He also loved to deal and trade at the flea market. Mr. King departed this life on January 24, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 61 Years, 3 Months, 27 Days. He is survived by two sisters, Mary Huggins of Selmer, TN, and Marilyn Battles of Selmer, TN; four brothers, William Everett King and wife Brenda of Selmer, TN, Charles Edward King of Selmer, TN, Johnny Travis King and wife Margie Fay of Tupelo, MS, and Billy Joe King and wife Tina Kaye of Morris Chapel, TN. In addition to his parents, Mr. King was preceded in death by three brothers, Allen Eugene King, Montie Earl King, and Jerry Lee King. A Graveside Service was held on Friday, January 27, 2012 3:00 PM at the White Oak Cemetery in Ramer, Tennessee with Jetta Forsythe officiating.

Wilford Morgan was born in Hardin County, Tennessee on April 18, 1942, the son of the late Arthur Odell and Jewell Fowler Morgan. On June 17, 1972 he was united in marriage to Barbara Dianne Shadburn, who survives. Mr. Morgan retired from Savannah Foods as a Janitor. He had previously worked for Halls of Corinth, on the pipeline and as a timber cutter. He loved his family and his dogs. Mr. Morgan departed this life on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the age of 69 years, 9 months, 11 days. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Dianne Morgan of Michie, Tennessee; 2 sons, Jeff Morgan and Paula Riggs of Ramer, Tennessee, Calvin Morgan and wife Amy of Muskegon, Michigan; a sister, Jenny Martin and husband Lonnie of Shiloh, Tennessee; 3 brothers, William Morgan and wife Jewell of Michie, Tennessee, Eugene Morgan and Billie Joe Morgan both of Shiloh, Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wilburn Morgan; 3 sisters, Reba Doris Morgan, Loraine Collier, and Christine Thacker Services will be held on January 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Liberty Church of Christ in Michie, Tennessee, with Ralph Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Cemetery at Michie, Tennessee.

Linda K. Price Linda K. Price was born October 26, 1942 in Sheffield, AL, the daughter of Lois Morgan Lamberth and the late Hubert Wood. She was united in marriage to Robert Price on June 1, 1963. Mrs. Price worked as a pharmacy tech for over 25 years at Whitfield’s and Fred’s Pharmacy in Corinth, MS. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed her beautiful flowers. Mrs. Price departed this life on January 24, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 69 Years, 2 Months, 29 Days. She is survived by her husband, Robert Price of Ramer, TN; two sons, Timothy Allen Price and wife Stephanie of Cordova, TN, Christopher Brandon Price and wife Christie of Selmer, TN; mother, Lois Morgan Lamberth of Corinth, MS; seven grandchildren, Barrett, Grayden, And Decklan Price, Anna Claire, Cade, Carson, and Coleman Price; a sister, Angie Lamberth of Germantown, TN; two brothers, Ray Wood and wife Ruth of Selma, AL, Ricky Lamberth of MAryland; host of extended family and friends. In addition to her father, Mrs Price was preceded in death by a sister, Polly Strickland; a brother, Gary Wood. Services were held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer in Selmer, Tennessee, with Brian Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the Patrick Methodist Church Cemetery at Tishomingo County, Mississippi. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Rowsey, Brian Rowsey, J.D. Matlock, Robert McCage, Wayne Locke and Dale Price.

Helen Louise Smith Helen Louise Smith of Henderson, TN was born on July 25, 1922 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the fifth of ten siblings born to William S. Davis and Mary Elizabeth Burton Davis. She was united in marriage to Elwood T. (Smitty) Smith. Mr. Smith preceded her in death on April 29, 1987. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and loved her family very much. She was a devoted wife who cared for her husband during his illness and also provided home care to others as a sitter. She was often referred to as an “Angel” to families in their time of need. She enjoyed reading and the Bible was her favorite book. She was on the “Prayer Force” at Church Triumphant in Columbus, OH and had been a member of The Springs Pentecostal Church in Bethel Springs, TN since 2006 when she made her home in Tennessee. Mrs. Smith loved to crochet doilies and handkerchiefs and to nurture house plants. She was famous for her chocolate cake with mock whipped frosting, buckeyes, and sweetheart cookies (recipe cards available). She collected bells and coffee mugs, pictures of her grandchildren, and enjoyed traveling and especially loved to fly. Green was her favorite color and her family will be wearing green representing “Everlasting Life” ( John 3:16). Survivors of Mrs. Smith are two daughters, Barbara Young and husband Jeffrey of Bethel Springs, TN, and Vickie Oliver and husband Mike of Groveport, OH; a son, Larry W. Smith and wife Diane of Portsmouth, OH; two sisters, Hazel Brigner and husband Paul of Sterling Heights, MI, and Sue Sharp and husband Jim of Plant City, FL; 15 Grandchildren; 31 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great Great Grandchild. A host of extended family and friends. Other than her husband and parents, Mrs. Smith was also preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl Smith Hall and husband Gary Hall, a son, Robert Smith, a granddaughter, Tiffany Hall; and siblings Oralein Messer, Carl Davis, Charles Davis, Richard Davis, William Davis, Jr., Freda Bailey, and Betty J. Davis. Services will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Jeffrey Young Jr., Rev. Jeffrey Young Sr., Rev. Terry Bell, Rev. William Sciscoe officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Glen Rest Memorial Estate at Reynoldsburg, Ohio on Sat., January 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM.

Charles Wayne Pegram Charles Wayne Pegram was born March 9, 1972 in Selmer, TN, the son of Carolyn Ann Jarnagin and the late Jere Dean Pegram. He was united in marriage to Shirley Louise Glidewell on November 2, 1990. Charles was a former subcontractor with Patrick Home Center in Corinth, MS. He had worked at various other jobs before becoming disabled. He loved riding and fixing motorcycles and was a member of a motorcycle club called “The Family” that was started at the Warehouse in Corinth under its leader Cecil Rhoades. Mr. Pegram departed this life on January 13, 2012 in Corinth, Mississippi at the age of 39 Years, 10 Months, 4 Days. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Shirley Louise (Glidewell) Pegram of Corinth, MS; two daughters, Brittany Ann Pegram and fiance Robert VunCannon of Corinth, MS, Cristen Renee Pegram of Corinth, MS; one son, Robert Anthony Glidewell and fiancee Christina Chotes of Corinth, MS; two sisters, Rebecca Lynn Sanders and husband Buddy of Bethel Springs, TN, Debra Ann Henry and husband Jessie of Sugarland, TX; a brother, James Dean Pegram and wife Yolanda of Sugarland, TX; a grandchild, Annalynn Grace Chotes (Glidewell); a special niece and nephew, Amanda Lambertus and her husband Billy and Joseph Sanders; nieces and nephews, Ryan Pegram, Jennifer Henry, Ashley Henry and her fiance Grant, Tammy Ciscell and her husband Aaron; great nieces Abagail Lambertus and Allison Lambertus; great nephew, Dalton Lambertus and Andrew Wuerfel; and special friends, Cecil Rhoades and the C Baby Family; as well as a host of extended family and friends. In addition to his father who preceded him in death on Oct. 28, 2010, Mr. Pegram was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Earl Pegram. Services were held on January 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Randy Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at McNairy, Tennessee.

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Thank You I would like to express my sincere appreciation for all the persons who helped me with living expenses during a difficult time. God bless, Liz Goodrum

Steadman Family The family of Estelle Sweat Steadman would like to thank everyone for the calls, visits, flowers, and the prayers that were said for us. A special thank you to McNairy Regional Hospital, McNairy county Healthcare, and Brother Frank Bell for their professional services. May God bless each one. The families of Sue Teague, Linda Ray, Wayne Locke, and Barry Locke

Plunk Family The family of Arnold Plunk would like to thank everyone for their prayers, flowers and calls. A special thanks to McNairy Regional Hospital and staff, Shackelford Funeral Home and Staff, Freddie Cone, Jetta Forsythe, Lynn and Janice Carroll, and Lakeview Baptist Church for the meal that was provided for the family. Gene Shelton, Roy Plunk, Betty Smith, Joan Plunk, Jackie Walker

Rowland Family The family of Erma Jones Rowland wishes to express our most sincere and heartfelt thanks to our relatives, friends, and neighbors for the sympathy and kindness shown to us at the loss of our dearly beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Thank you everyone for the prayers, food, flowers, gifts, cards, and phone calls. Thank you Mr. Lewis Jerigan for accepting our request to speak at her memorial service. Your comforting words eased our pain and helped us through this difficult time. She will be greatly missed, but will always live in the hearts of the people who knew her and whose hearts she touched.

Hazel Marie Kirk Hazel Marie Kirk, was born June 21, 1965 in Pocahontas, Tennessee, the daughter of Margie Wilbanks of Byhalia, Mississippi and the late Russell Wilbanks. She was married to James Kirk of Pocahontas, TN. She was a homemaker and a Baptist in faith. Mrs. Kirk departed this life on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Jackson Madison General Hospital at the age of 46. She is survived by her husband James of Pocahontas; two sons, James Lesley Kirk of Corinth, and John Raymond Kirk of Pocahontas; one daughter, Susan Kirk of Pocahontas, TN; four brothers, Johnny Wilbanks of Mountain View, Ark., Micheal Gentry of Hickory Flat, MS, Roy Wilbanks and Sammy Wilbanks, both of Byhalia; One sister, Kathy Miller of Independence, MS; Three grandchildren, Ruby Kirk, Mary Kirk and Jason Stanford. In addition to her father, Mrs. Kirk was preceded in death by a son, William Travis Kirk, and a sister, Diane Wilbanks. Visitation was held at the church with burial on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Gentry Chapel Church with Bro. Travis Wilbanks officiating. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery.

SUNRISE Can I? By David Coy

Someone has well said, “Sorrow is the greatest school room on earth.” Is this perhaps why Peter Ainslie wrote, “They tell me I must bruise The rose’s leaf Ere I can keep and use its fragrance brief. They tell me love must bleed, And friendship weep, Ere in my deepest need I touch that deep. So often I hear from a heart that is groaning, how can I go on? How may I endure? So great are our struggles in life yet it seems that when trauma comes that rocks the center of our universe we find ourselves on unstable ground wondering if even we may go on. If we attempt to swallow the entirety of our loss in one gulp it may be completely overwhelming. Learning to live and begin again can be a daunting task when we have learned to rely upon and believe in the permanency of someone or something. Truly our life and everything and everyone in it is transient. Our body for example is subject to disease, decay, and decline. We also will experience hunger, disappointment, frustration, and disillusionment in our lifetime on multiple occasions. I know a physician who has a unique philosophy on life’s material possessions. He does not seem to place a sentimental value on things. I find this refreshing and surprising. Because we place such high value and permanency on people and things we will be disappointed when they are no longer with us. Recognizing that no one and nothing will be here long is a powerful antidote for grief. In the movie, “Courageous” a character learned to thank God for the time he had with someone he had lost through death. Yes we will hurt when our valuables' time on this earth is finished, but being grateful for the time we had with them is also a valuable character trait in us. How can we go on? With a grateful and appreciative heart for the time we were given. Life is ever changing and is temporary. This is Sunrise.


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by Nancy Wardlow Kennedy There will be a poultry school in the County Agent’s office Dec 10. Everyone interested in raising poultry is invited to attend this meeting. Iola Home Demonstration Club met in the home of Mrs Lawrence Robinson with 7 members present. Mrs Howard Plunk, Reporter. Pfc Roosevelt Stricklin of Guys has been award the Combat Infantryman Badge, a symbol of close-quarter fighting with the enemy. Oxford Creek Home Demonstration Club met in the home of Mrs T A Kendrick, with 15 members present, two new members and two visitors. Mrs Dolphia McCullar called the meeting to order. Devotional by Mrs James Henson. Mrs Loraine McCullar read the minutes. We are sorry to lose our president, Mrs Jewel Hockaday, who has moved to Florida. Mrs Glen Godfrey will be our president for the rest of the year. Exam to be held for postmaster at Ramer, Tenn. Applicant must have resided within the delivery of said post office for at least year. Life Service Band has been organized at Selmer Methodist Church by seven young people who dedicated their lives to full time Christian service at the close of the Youth Activities week. The seven who responded are: Mary Frances Meeks, Virginia Steadman, Marjorie Steadman, Dudley Dancer, Nancy Crabtree, Martha Jane Smith and Wayne McClain. OPS announces ceiling prices on used cars goes into effect Dec 20 for car models from 1940 to 1951. Models before 1940 will take the earliest make and model listed. Dealers must tag cars with make, model and ceiling price. A grocery store in Huntingdon, Tenn has a court injunction because the owner failed stamp, grade or mark their meat or keep slaughter’s records. The self employed person will make his first contribution in 1952 when he files his income tax for 1951. Each person must have a social security account number by that time. Not included in self employed persons are farm operators, doctors and lawyers. No wildlife in Tennessee shall be killed with any automatic loading or hand operated repeating shotgun capable of holding more than three shells. American Legion Auxiliary is collecting gifts for veterans in hospitals in Tennessee. Mrs I H Brooks store is the headquarters to drop off your gifts. Last year nearly 1,000 packages were mailed. Mrs Earl Latta is the President of the Auxiliary. Pfc John R Mccomic, son of Mr and Mrs Bob McComic graduated from radio maintenance in Infantry School. Showing at the Ritz next

PFC John R. McComic week: Flying Leathernecks When You’re Smiling - Jesse James - Crazy Over Horses - Rough Riders of Durango The Thing. Stantonville by Mrs Edgar Smith - We were saddened by the news of the death of Mrs Thankful Wilks. She was the wife of the late Bob Wilks and they made their home here until his death. The past few years Mrs Wilks has lived with her daughter in Alabama. There was a meeting of the 4-H all stars for the purpose of organizing an honor 4-H club. We only have four All Star 4-H members: Joyce Mitchell, Jimmy Jones, Anna K Dickson and Betty Smith. Hines Store by Miss Irma Plunk - Pvt Quinnie Jernigan is spending his furlough with his mother Mrs T E Milstead. West Shiloh by Miss Zaida Fullwood - Those of our community on the sick list: Mrs R C Chandler, Mrs J M Gray, and Mrs Maggie Fields. Mr and Mrs Bill Fullwood and children, Mr and Mrs Fonnie Chandler and children, Mr and Mrs J S Case and son attended the PTA banquet at Shiloh school Friday night. The free pair of shoes from Jordan’s was won by Roy D Sweat of Selmer, Tenn. Ramer by Mrs J R Hamm Harvey King was called home from his station in the Army on account of the death of his grandmother, Mrs Whitten. Mr and Mrs Phillip Reeder have been attending the beside of her father, Levi Gurley. Mrs Warren Jones, the former Pauline Hadden and new baby are at her parents home, both ill since the birth. Ramer basketeers met Savannah and Middleton last week and suffered defeat at the hands of both teams. The score with Middleton was one-sided but the game with Savannah was a loss of just 3 points. The girls were victorious over Savannah but lost to Middleton. Adamsville by Myrlee Wright - Mr and Mrs Hubert Littlefield and family have moved to Paducah, Ky. Mrs Wilma Vinson had a birthday dinner Sunday for her two sons, Wallace and Billy Ray Vinson. Present for the occasion: Mr and Mrs Billy Ray Vinson, Mr and Mrs Wallace Vinson, Dianne and Harold, Mr and Mrs T N Wright and Miss Kathleen Wright. Dividing Ridge by Mrs Ester Gatley - Mr and Mrs Ervin Plunk has moved to Mrs Flor-

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Kristina Milford (Adamsville):

“I think the Patriots will win the Super Bowl because they have the best quarterback in the league; Tom Brady. I don’t know what the score will be, but I know the Patriots will whoop’em up out of the water.”

“New England Patriots, and the reason why is because I think Bill Belichick is a pretty good coach, and he puts his team in the right position a lot of times. 27-14, Patriots.”

“I think the New York Giants will win the Super Bowl because they have an elite quarterback, and their defense has proven itself in the playoffs by forcing turnovers. They’ve got the Pats’ number, and they’ll win with a field goal at the end of the game.”

“I say the Giants because they’re Giants.”

“I’m going to have to go with the Patriots. They’ve had a real good year this year. Other than having a real good year, they’re due for it.”

“I think the Giants will win because I love Eli Manning, and he went to Ole Miss and we always have to win. I think they’ll win by a field goal.”

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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 • A1C Dustin Blakney, USAF 331TRS/FLT073 • 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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birthday •Hee-Haw Casting Call McNairy Co. Hee-Haw is looking for potential men cast members between the ages of 25 to 40. If you are interested please call 610-5248. •SWHRA Head Start The SWHRA Head Start Program is accepting applications for 3 and 4 year old children to attend classes and/or establish a waiting list for the 2012-2013 program year. Head Start is a free preschool program for families that qualify based on income, disability, or various family circumstances. Head Start provides medical and dental services, nutritional services, family services, and educational experiences for your entire family. Head Start does not provide transportation. Every child deserves a HEAD START in life… please consider giving your child one by contacting Amy, the Selmer Head Start’s Family Case Manager, at 731645-8953 for more information!

Anna Lou Phillips

Happy 90th Mrs. Anna Lou Phillips celebrated her 90th birthday on January 28th with family and friends.

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• Spring Sports have Sprung! Sign-up now for softball, soccer & 13-14 yr old baseball. Deadline is March 31, for more info contact Selmer Park and Recreation Department at (731) 645-3866.

January 26-Feb. 3

•Library Sale McConnico Library will begin a material half price off sale Thursday, Jan. 26 through Thursday, Feb. 2 Don’t miss the great purchases offered during this event! Great time to buy a book for a friend!

February 1

Hunter Neal Griffin

Welcome Hunter Hunter Neal Griffin was born on December 8, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital at 11:14 p.m. He weighed 8 lbs. and 14 ozs. and was 21 inches long. His proud parents are Shane and Megan Griffin. His grandparents are Jerry and Diane Newell and Roger and Pat Griffin.

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•McNairy County Imagination Library Meeting The annual planning meeting for the McNairy County Imagination Library – Books from Birth Program is scheduled for February 1 at 11 a.m. in the Adult Education Conference Room in Selmer. Volunteers are needed to assist with two fundraisers that support the cost of the program: the annual calendar sales and a “tea party” in the fall. We also need to enroll children between birth and age 5 to receive the books that are mailed to their home each month. Currently, we have about 61% of eligible children enrolled in McNairy County. Studies done across the state show that children who have been enrolled in the Books from Birth Program are more ready to learn when they begin kin-

dergarten than those children who were not enrolled. For information about enrollment or about serving as a volunteer, please call Karen Lange at 731 645-5383 or Martha Glover at 731 645-5575.

February 2

•McConnico Library Free Computer Classes Beginning Thursday Feb. 2 McConnico Library will offer FREE four sessions per person computer classes to anyone 18 or older. Everyone must come by the library to register and receive complete details. Classes will be 5:15-7:15 p.m. Maximum for each four week session is six people. • Shiloh S.C.V. Camp meeting Shiloh S.C.V. Camp will hold their Feb. meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Shiloh Methodist Church. Meet and eat at 6 p.m. Chicken and dumplings and fixin’s cost $5. Program at 7 p.m. Past superintendent of schools and fellow historian, Estel R. Mills will discuss the routes taken by confederate forces to the battle of Shiloh. Everyone is welcome!

February 3

• Stantonville Fish Fry The Stantonville Fire Department will be having a fish fry at the Civic Center on Friday, Feb. 3 from 4 until 7 p.m. Fish, chicken strips and popcorn shrimp will be served. Carry out available. $10 per adult and $6 per half order. Proceeds will go to fire department. •Senior Trip “Ride the Rails” deposit due Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a wonderful 5 day, 4 night trip May 1 – 5, 2012 to “Ride the Rails” in West Virginia. Tour highlights include transportation, lodging (2 nights at the Canaan Valley Resort), 8 meals, train rides on the Durbin Rocket and the Cheat Mountain Salamander, 1 performance at the American Mountain Theater, tours of the American Glass Museum, the Blenko Glass Factory and a tour of the Blackwater Falls State Park plus much more. Cost of the trip is $829 per double occupancy. A $100 deposit is due by February 3, 2012 with final payment by March 23rd. For more information contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Any citizen in the Town of Guys that seeks TV / Internet services from Comcast should submit their name, address, & phone no. to the attention of Mayor Keith Rinehart Send request to: Town of Guys P.O. Box 122 Guys, TN 38339

February 4

•Square Dance Purdy Community Center will have a Square Dance featuring the Whitten Bros. Band on Sat. Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Concessions will be available. •Benefit for Renee McClain Renee is the mother of Michael and Tiffney Penley and the widow of the late Larry “Top Hog” McClain. She has had two recent heart attacks and will have open heart surgery with triple by-pass and trigger point laser to allow more blood flow to her heart and stretch the arteries. Although there is no guarantee of success, we are praying, hoping, and believing. Benefit starts at 11 a.m. on Feb. 4 at Ramer Civic Center and features homemade chili and BBQ plates for lunch with cake walk and auction to follow. There will be something for everyone so please come out and support the family in this time of need. For more info or to donate contact: Tiffney Penley 610-3123, Michael Penley 610-7082, Lisa Dillon 610-3421, Becky Mitchell 468-4107, or Dottie Robinson 225-9739.

February 6

McNairy County Democrat Women The McNairy County Democrat women will meet Monday, Feb. 6 at the headquarters at 6:30 p.m. Dennis Golf, former county chairman will be our speaker. We will be announcing some important upcoming events. The menu is finger food.We encourage you to come and bring a friend.

February 7

•Seniors Zumba Classes McNairy Senior Center will begin Zumba Gold classes Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Senior Center, 408 Park Ave., Adamsville. Zumba Gold is a beginners class for seniors, those with health or mobility issues and is low impact. Class will be taught by Teresa Martin, a certified Zumba instructor. For further information contact Cindy at 6320302.

•UT Extension On Feb. 7, UT Extension in McNairy County will begin offering an Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program. The six class program is designed for people with arthritis to reduce pain and stiffness, help maintain or improve mobility, muscle strength, memory, and balance. Individuals of all ages can benefit from the slow motion and low impact course. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday beginning on Feb. 7 and ending on Feb. 23. The class will be offered at Selmer First Baptist Church at 6 p.m. and last for one hour. The cost of the six class program is $35. For more information and to sign up for the program, please contact UT Extension at (731) 645-3598.

February 11

There will be a Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Training on Saturday, February 11, 2012, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the new Ag Pavilion located on the fairgrounds behind McNairy Central High School. This meeting is for anyone who needs a new card in order to buy restricted use pesticides. For more information please contact the University of Tennessee Extension at (731) 6453598.

February 13

• FCE Brunch On February 13, FCE will host their first Annual McNairy County FCE Brunch at the Selmer Community Center. The brunch will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude around noon. FCE would like to invite anyone interested in joining this organization to attend and learn more about FCE. All current FCE members are urged to attend so they can enjoy the great food and fellowship. FCE is designed to strengthen communities through education and community involvement. FCE is one link that connects individuals to the resources of UT through the Extension Service. Any questions or concerns please contact UT Extension Agent

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PUBLIC NOTICE Southwest Human Resource Agency

The Southwest Human Resource Agency (SWHRA) is a recipient of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds which are administered by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Pursuant to HUD regulations, public notice is hereby given that an employee of SWHRA has qualified to purchase a home that was acquired and rehabilitated with NSP funds; and, that such sale may constitute a conflict of interest; and, that SWHRA intends to request a waiver of conflict provisions as allowed by HUD regulations.


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My Three Sons

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By Dorothy Goodrum Do you remember the old TV show “My Three Sons”? The show was about a man who had to raise his three sons by himself. Now I have never been the mother of a son so I cannot tell you what a challenge it had to be to raise not one but three sons. Maybe you have heard the saying ‘anyone can be a mother but it takes someone special to be a mom’. At McNairy County Health Care Center we have a mom who raised three little boys by herself, not only to be men, but fathers themselves. Ms. Billie Sue Thompson is a kind attractive lady who raised her three sons, Steven, Michael and Ricky. Steven and his wife Maricela live out of town but visit his mom often. When he comes to Selmer, he takes every opportunity he can to show his love and respect for his mom. Steven is the father of two sons, William Eugene and Joseph. He also has two grandchildren, Stefanie Marie and Edward Eugene. In 2009 Ms. Billie Sue experienced a mother’s greatest nightmare when she suddenly lost her middle son Michael. He left behind two precious girls, Melissa and Stephanie and five grandchildren, Bailey, Sydney, Tanner, Ryan and Jackson. Ms. Billie Sue’s youngest son Ricky lives close by and visits with his mom often. He has three children Heather, Joshua and Casey. He is also the proud grandfather of Kaley Nichole. There is a saying that you are a product of your raising and it is obvious Ms. Billie Sue invested her life in her three sons. Steven and Ricky continue to honor, love and respect their mother. They make sure all of her needs are met every day. When Steve is in town he comes and spends time with her and often takes her out to eat. That is just one of the ways he continues to show how much he loves and cares for her. Ricky can be seen many times throughout the week visiting with his mom. Also if we have a special activity Ms. Billie Sue’s son make sure they attend. Ms. Billie Sue invested her life in her sons and today she receives the return on her investment with interest, two men who love and respect her. Now that’s a good retirement fund! Thank you Ms. Billie Sue. You are a great example of a loving mom. Steven and Ricky thank you for all the years you invested in their lives and for spending your time on things that really mattered. Until next time…..

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ence Lee’s farm. Mr and Mrs Walter Massengill moved to Henderson. Little Ray Bullman got burned one day last week. Mrs Cordelia Austin fell and broke her shoulder. Sulphur Springs by Miss Joyce Cox - several from our community attended the funeral of Mr George Moore at Mars Hill. The Sulphur springs basketball teams played Byrd-Locke, losing both games. The boys 17 to 7 and the girls 12 to 2. There will be a box supper and cake walk at the Sulphur Springs school next Friday night. Cox Community by Dottie Jean Cox - military men home on furlough: Cpl Billy Donahoe and Cpl Brown and David Foster. Rocky Knob by Katheryn Booker - Miss Logan Lott passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs Oscar McCoy, Nov 16, 1951. She was 70 years old and spent her life around this community. Mr Lester Cosby, the teachers at Center Hill, was called home on account of his mother’s condi-

tion. She is very ill. News Of The Colored - Mrs Cristine Bowers had surgery in Booneville last week. Those on the sick list at this writing are: Mrs Charline Roach, Mrs Matilda Shumphert and Mrs Mable King. Mr Jim Ledbetter is home from the hospital. Selmer Service, authorized General Electric dealer, is having a big contest: Name the appliances that have replaced the methods used by our grandparents. The prize is a new General Electric Refrigerator-freezer combination. Freezer is all the way across the top. Value $399.95. Selmer by Mrs Terry Abernathy - Among the Selmerites who went to Oxford to see the Tennessee - Ole Miss game were: Mr and Mrs H P Lee, Mr and Mrs Will Tom Abernathy, Joe David Robinson, Mr and Mrs Bill Roberts, Mr and Mrs Leslie Moore, Mr and Mrs Alton Scott, Mr and Mrs G E Sibley, Bobby Latta, Vernie Kirk, George Scott, J C Hamilton and Ira S Anderson and other names not available. Mr and Mrs Jerry Smith are receiving congratulations upon the arrival of a fine son by the name of Jerry Brown Smith.

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Mr and Mrs John W Tidwell of Jackson, Tenn announced the marriage of their daughter Margaret Junior Pearl to Mr Nicholas Wright Maddox, son of Mr and Mrs J A Maddox of Jackson. The bride is a native of Mcnairy County and attended school at both Finger and Bethel Springs. Janice Grissom was hostess to the Melody Etude Music Club with Harold Null assisting. Joe Tackett was program chairman. The Junior Etude Music Club was entertained in the home of Martha Jane Smith with Nancy Crabtree, Patricia Thrahser and Dudley Dancer assisting. Martha Jane Smith was program leader and Tschaikowsky’s ‘Nut Cracker Suite’ was presented including eight musical numbers. Freida Ann Moore unveiled and presented illustrative colorful drawings she had painted, depicting scenes in the Suite.

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February 14

• Senior’s Valentine Party Join us for a Valentine party Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m. at the McNairy County Senior Center, 408 Park Avenue, Adamsville. Special Valentine’s music will be provided along with a light lunch and refreshments. For all of you who like to travel, we will discuss your travel wish list and end with a slide presentation on our upcoming Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise trip. For further information or meal reservation, contact Cindy Thrasher (731) 6320302. • “Team Frog” Cancer Support Group Meeting “Team Frog” Cancer Support Group will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday evening February 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Selmer Senior Center located at 230 N. 5th Street in Selmer. Join us for entertainment and door prizes. Make plans

Mrs Sarah Caroline Glidewell, age 88, died at her residence near Michie, Nov 17, 1951. She was a Free will Baptist. Funeral services were held at Pebble Hill church on Nov 18. Burial was in Pebble Hill cemetery with Shackelford Funeral Directors in charge. She is survived by four sons: Mack, William, Manzel and Foster Glidewell. Joseph L Coln, age 75, died at his home near Michie on Nov 17, 1951. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Acton. Funeral services were held at the New Hope Church and burial was in the cemetery there. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Rosa Ella Coln; three daughters, Mrs Mabel Emmons, Mrs Gertie Huggins and Mrs Inez Morland; and two sons, Gates and Robert Coln. Mr George W Moore, age 64, retired school teacher and former member of McNairy

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February 17

• Redbirds hold tryouts The Adamsville Redbirds 11 and under tournament team will be holding try-outs on Saturday, Feb. 17 at noon at the Adamsville City Park. Any boy who does not turn 12 before May 1 is welcome to come and try out. For more information, call or text Keesha Klinck (731)438-1099 or email keeter38310@yahoo.com.

February 25

• Court Cats hold tryouts The West TN Court Cats, a local travel basketball organization since 2007, will be holding an OPEN TryOut for boys currently in the 6th– 8th grade. This try-out session will be held at Michie Elementary gym on Feb. 25 beginning at 10 a.m. The Court Cats will have teams competing in six travel tournaments

County Quarterly Court, died at St Joseph Hospital in Memphis, Nov 15, 1951. Funeral services, conducted by Rev Albert Plunk, were held at Mars Hill Church and interment in the Mars Hill Cemetery. Mr Moore was born and reared in McNairy County and was a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Mrs Rosa Moore, two sons, George Thomas Moore and Rayford Moore, four daughters, Mrs Gladys Barnes, Mrs Jewell Perkins, Mrs Vada Ritter and Mrs Icie Bishop; four brothers, Lanie Moore, Lester Moore, Dee Moore, Leroy Moore and one sister Mrs Emma Forsythe. Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Whitten, age 64, died at her home on Rt 2 Selmer, Nov 14, 1951. Services, conducted by Bro C L Garrison were held in the chapel of Shackelford Funeral Home and burial in Oak Hill cemetery. She was a Methodist. The deceased

this year located within the Mid-South region. March 8 • Medicare Workshop The Welcome to Medicare workshop sponsored by Selmer Senior Center has been rescheduled from January 31, 2012 to March 8, 2012. Please pre-register to insure there is enough material for everyone. Call Hollie Knight at 645-7843 for more information or to pre-register.

March 29

• Volleyball League Beginning Soon The Selmer Park and Recreation Department will be starting a co-ed volleyball league. The first meeting will be held on March 29 at 6 p.m. for all interested teams or players. This meeting will be to discuss rules. Cost will be $25/player. Teams must consist of at least one female. Games will be played on Thursday nights at the Selmer Community Center beginning the following week. For more info, call (731) 610-7170.

is survived by her husband Oscar Whitten, two daughters, Mrs Elmer King and Miss Lucille Whitten; three sons, Clyde Whitten, Claude Whitten, Alford Whitten; five grandchildren, Wash and Monroe Laughlin, Mrs Curis and Mrs George Washam and Miss Ready Laughlin. Franklin King, son of Felix and Louise King of Akron, Ohio, was killed in an accident Nov. 7, 1951 in Akron. The family at one time made their home in Selmer. Miss Mary Logan Lott, age 69, who resided near Enville, Tenn, died Nov 16, 1951. Services conducted by Rev A l Bishop were held at Enville and burial in the O’Neal Cemetery. Survivors include two brothers, Millard Lott and Harmond Lott; two sisters, Jennie McCoy and Mrs Winnie Burrow. Volume 48, number 51. Wilbur Wright, Editor and Publisher.

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Super Bowl deja vu: Giants, Patriots Part II By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

We’re less than five days away from a Super Bowl rematch between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited. The last time these two teams met for a world championship was Super Bowl XLII in 2008 when the 18-0 Pats were upset when Eli Manning and the underdog Giants shocked the world. It was one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history. Manning led a fourth quarter charge with 2:39 remaining to upend the record-setting, Tom Brady-led Patriots. The drive was capped off with a spectacular catch by Plaxico Burress in the back of the end zone with only 35 seconds left on the clock, but was overshadowed by the miraculous catch made moments earlier by David Tyree. On third-and-five from around midfield, Manning felt heavy pressure from the New England defense but somehow evaded the attack and launched a pass down the middle of the field. On the receiving end was Tyree, who leapt, caught the ball with two hands while draped by several Pats, trapped it on his helmet with one hand, and fell to the ground with possession, giving the Giants a first down on the 23-yard line and setting Manning up to receive the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award after bringing the Giants back to win. The Patriots and their fans were stunned, but now, in 2012, New England has a chance to avenge the loss. Super Bowl XLVI will be the fifth rematch in Super Bowl history. In the four previous rematches, two teams have gotten the payback they were looking for. The Redskins defeated the Dolphins 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII after losing 14-7 in Super Bowl VII, and the Cowboys got revenge with a 30-13 win over the Steelers in Super Bowl XXX after losing 35-31 in Super Bowl XIII. On the other hand, the San Francisco 49ers have never lost in a Super Bowl appearance and have two victories over the Cincinatti Bengals; a 26-21 win in Super Bowl XVI and a 20-16 win in Super Bowl XXIII. The Dallas Cowboys are the only other team with two wins against a single opponent in the biggest game of the year with victories in Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII over the poor ol’ Buffalo Bills, who lost four Super Bowls in a row in the early 1990’s. Brady will lead the AFC’s topranked offense into “the Drum” (aka Lucas Oil Field) in Indianapolis, Ind. in an attempt to pay the Giants back for ruining their undefeated season in 2008. The combination of coach and quarterback, Bill Belichick and Brady, has yielded three Super Bowl Championships in the last 10 years for New England. Brady also has two Super Bowl MVPs to show for it, but regardless of the outcome...there’s sure to be millions watching. Super Bowl Sunday has been a day Americans have relished since the game began being played on Jan. 15, 1967, captivating massive audiences for nearly 50 years. Twenty-three of the 48 highest rated television broadcasts in history have been Super Bowls, and according Nielsen Media Research, the ratings have been rising steadily for the last five years. In 2010, the game attracted an average of 106.5 million viewers only to be eclipsed last year by the 111 million viewers that tuned in to watch the Packers beat the Steelers. Will this rematch between New York and New England produce the highest rating in television broadcast history? Will the Giants knock off the favored Patriots once again, or will Brady etch his name into history by becoming only the third quarterback all-time to win four Super Bowls? We’ll all just have to tune in to see. (The views of this column are the opinion of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Independent Appeal or its owner.)

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County Champs Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

The Michie Lady Blue Devils finished their season undefeated at 17-0 after a 38-15 victory over the Selmer Lady Lions in the championship game of the 2012 McNairy County Junior High Basketball Tournament held at McNairy Central High School last Monday night. By Amanda Lowrance & Andrew Alexander

teams would be crowned county champions by the end of the night.

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Last Monday, the finale of the 2012 County Tournament was held at McNairy Central High School, which meant two

Lady Blue Devils- 35 Lady Lions- 16

On the final night of the tournament, the Michie Lady

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Michie’s Lauren Rhodes (24) glides through the air looking for two points against the Lady Lions.

Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

The Bethel Springs Rebels won their first county title ever last Monday night and finished their season 16-2 after defeating the Selmer Lions 44-39 in the championship game of the 2012 McNairy County Junior High Basketball Tournament held at McNairy Central High School.

Blue Devils prevailed, capping off an undefeated regular season and a clean sweep in tournament play with a 35-18 victory over the four-time defending county champions, the Selmer Lady Lions. Michie head coach Andrea

Whitten said the feeling for her and her players was “awesome.” “I don’t know how else to explain it...that was awesome. 18-0... I’m so proud of the girls. They played so hard. It was great,” said Whitten. “Best game the girls have played all year.

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

I’m so proud of their effort and work all season.” The Lady Blue Devils jumped out to an early 9-0 lead thanks to a couple Lauren Rhodes 3-pointers. The Lady

See Tournament, 2B

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Selmer’s Kaitlyn West (50) focuses on the basket while SMS’s Grant Goodman (33) tries to get a shot off over Adamsville’s Cydney Sharron tries to block her shot. Ramer’s Kameron Atkins (45) and Chase Burdette (50).

McNairy County Junior High Basketball Tournament 2012 Girl’s bracket

Boy’s bracket

#1 Michie- 32 Saturday, Jan. 28 6:00

#4 Ramer- 41 Thursday, Jan. 26 6:00

#4 Adamsville- 40 Saturday,

#1 Michie- 38

#4 Ramer- 22

#5 Bethel- 11 Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

#1 Bethel- 51

Ramer’s Allie Hughes (32) intimi- #2 Selmer- 46 dates Bethel’s Macey Rowland Saturday, (5) with a roar after she grabs Jan. 28 an offensive rebound. Hughes 3:30 finished the county tournament with 27 points as her Lady Ea- #3 Adamsville- 18 gles advanced to the semis.

#1 Michie Monday, Jan. 30 6:00

#2 Selmer- 15

Thursday, Jan. 26 7:15

#5 Michie- 34 #2 Selmer- 34 Saturday, Jan. 28 4:45

#3 Ramer- 29

#1 Bethel- 44

Jan. 28 7:15

#4 Adamsville- 9

#1 Bethel Monday, Jan. 30 7:15

#2 Selmer- 39

Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

Cardinal Zach Howell (12) cuts through the lane and attempts a one-handed shot until a block by Blue Devil Clint Coleman (33) sends it the other way. Howell finished the game with nine points.

Forsythe’s title run ends in semifinals By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Region 7 Co-Bowler of the Year and Adamsville Lady Cardinal, Amron Forsythe, advanced to the semifinal round of the Division I Girls’ Individual State Bowling Tournament held at Smyrna Bowling Center in Smyrna, Tenn. last Thursday and Friday. Forsythe finished 99 pins shy of advancing to the final round of six bowlers. She ended her tournament run in 15th place overall and was the top Class A bowler in the state. “I did alright,” Forsythe said, “but I could’ve done better. The sport shot was tough.” According to AHS bowling coach Ronnie Christopher, the semifinal round was set up for a sport shot, which is more conducive to throwing a straight ball. Forsythe throws a hook, so the house shot set up in the quarterfinal round fit her style better.

“The sport shot was difficult for her,” said Christopher, “but she got the hang of it toward the end.” Forsythe advanced to the semis after posting 725 in the quarterfinals for a 181.25 average. In the semis, she rolled a 629 for an average of 157.25. Her pinfall through the entire tournament was 1,354 for an average of 169.25. “I’m going to use (the performance) as motivation, so I can focus more on what I need to work on so I can better my performance next year,” she said. The environment at the tournament was unforgettable, according to Forsythe. “It was as crazy as it usually is.” She also said it helped to have some familiar bowlers around cheering her on. Hardin County’s girls’ and boys’ teams were present, and the Lady Tigers were crowned state champions for the second consecutive Photo by Ebbie Davis year later in the weekend. Adamsville junior Amron Forsythe keeps her eyes down the lane, hoping for

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a strike. Forsythe’s performance at the state tournament makes her the top Class A bowler in Tennessee.


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Lions got on the board in the second quarter, but could not make a dent in Michie’s lead and trailed 13-3 at the break. With a 10-point lead already, Michie went on a tear in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Lions 16-6. Trailing by 20, Selmer tried to make a run, but the Lady Blue Devils’ press was just too much. Michie’s Margie Coleman scored 13 points in the championship game, and Robin Moore tossed in 10 of her own. Rhodes finished with nine. Selmer’s posts Kaitlyn West and Selika McCord accounted for 10 of the Lions 18 points. Allie Ray and Molly Grace King pitched in two apiece. Though the tournament is over, neither team’s season is complete. Both, the Lady Blue Devils and Lady Lions, will compete in the TNT State Tournament in Springfield, Tenn. Michie will take on the winner of Ezell Harding and Allons Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the 2A bracket. Selmer will play the winner of White House Heritage and Robert Ellis Saturday, Feb. 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the 4A bracket. Girls’ Championship Box Score

Selmer 0 Michie 9

3 4

6 16

6 7

15 38

(Selmer) Kaitlyn West: 6 Pts; Selika McCord: 4 Pts; Molly Grace King, Allie Ray: 2 Pts; Olivia Mitchell: 1 Pt (Michie) Margie Coleman: 13 Pts; Robin Moore: 10 Pts; Lauren Rhodes: 9 Pts; Aysia Campbell, Madelynn Lynch: 3 Pts

Rebels- 44 Lions- 39

For the first time ever, the Bethel Springs Rebels took the

County Championship with a final match against the Selmer Lions, 44-39. In 1975 the Lady Rebels won the County Tournament and since, there have been runners-up but no championships...until now. “Great team effort,” said Rebel Coach Brian Franks, “great job of finishing. We played as a team and it took all 15 players, managers, and coaches. We battled and battled. They tried to comeback but we finished. Hats off to Selmer for playing a close game, but great job finishing to my guys.” The Rebels have been runners-up a total of six times. This year, the boys will go to state with a record of 16-2. Bethel will begin competition in the TNT State Tournament Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and will play the winner of Ezell Hardin and Allons in the Class 2A Boys’ Bracket. “We just made some mental errors,” said Lion Coach Wayne Maxedon. “Other than that, we showed a lot of heart. We came back and they never quit.” Selmer got within three points in the final quarter, but Bethel stayed true from the foul line, hitting five of seven free throws. “Bethel deserves it,” said Maxedon. “They have had a good season and you have to congratulate them. Our kids had a good season and they played hard in the end.” Boys’ Championship Box Score

Selmer 11 4 Bethel 14 7

7 9

17 39 14 44

(Selmer) Travon McClendon: 20 Pts; Blake Sweat: 7 Pts; Grant Goodman: 6 Pts; Des Whitley: 3 Pts; Briley Taylor: 2 Pts; Chauncey Elder: 1 Pts (Bethel) Dakorea Dilworth: 15 Pts; Darrius Sanders: 10 Pts; Darwin Kelley: 6 Pts; Jeremy Harris: 6 Pts; Austin Pace: 4 Pts; Dylan Crabb: 3 Pts

On day two of the County Tournament, the Selmer Lady Lions opened the day’s play by advancing to the finals with a convincing 46-18 victory over the Adamsville Junior Lady Cardinals. Kaitlyn West led the way for SMS with 15 points. AJHS’s Parker Davis finished with 9. The Selmer boys took the hardwood in the Roundhouse next for their much anticipated matchup with the Ramer Eagles. After trailing for the first three quarters, the Lions took and held onto the lead in the fourth to advance to the finals with a 34-29 win. Grant Goodman carried the weight for SMS and ended the contest with a game-high 15-point performance. Bryant James was the leading scorer for Ramer with 11 points. Christian Brown and Kameron Atkins each had 8. It was not easy for the undefeated Michie Lady Blue Devils after receiving a bye in the first round, but they knocked off the Ramer Lady Eagles, 32-22, in the second round to advance to the championship game held last Monday night against Selmer. Allie Hughes scored 16 points for Ramer, but was outdone by Michie’s Margie Coleman, who finished the game with 21. Bethel had their way with Adamsville and secured the final championship spot with a 51-9 thrashing of the Junior Cardinals. Rebels Dakorea Dilworth and Darwin Kelley combined for 24 of Bethel’s 51 points. Each finished with 12. On day one of the County Tournament, the Bethel Springs Lady Rebels ended their season with a loss to the Ramer Lady Eagles, 41-11. Mary Kate Doyle led the Lady Eagles with 16 points, scoring six from the free-throw line. The following game was between the fourth and fifth seeded county boys’ teams, the Adams-

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ville Junior High Cardinals and the Michie Blue Devils. After leading four close quarters, the Cardinals finished out on top with six-point lead for a final of 40-34. James McDonald, who finished with 12 points, was the leading scorer for Adamsville, making all his shots in the second half. Boys’ Box Score Day #2

Aville 3 0 2 Bethel 18 26 4

4 3

9 51

(Aville) Austin Morris: 3 Pts; Tyler Luna, James McDonald, Kyle Moore: 2 Pts (Bethel) Dakorea Dilworth, Darwin Kelley: 12 Pts; Austin Pace: 9 Pts; Tata Newsome: 7 Pts; Dalton Gates: 4 Pts; Darrius Sanders, Noah Thomas: 2 Pts; Keenan Davis: 1 Pt Girls’ Box Score Day #2

Ramer 4 8 Michie 14 1

4 5

6 22 12 32

(Ramer) Allie Hughes: 16 Pts; Madi Rose Hammock: 4 Pts; Olivia Harris: 2 Pts

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

The Lady Blue Devils celebrate after their 23-point victory over the Lady Lions. (Aville) Parker Davis: 9 Pts; Cydney Sharron: 3 Pts; Abby Lunsford, Gabby Morris, Kyla Salvucci: 2 Pts (Selmer) Kaitlyn West: 15 Pts; Molly Grace King: 8 Pts; Allie Ray: 7 Pts; Lexi Trice: 6 Pts; Selika McCord: 3 Pts; Abby Gray, Olivia Mitchell, Mollie Nash: 2 Pts; Kylynn Croom: 1 Pt Boys’ Box Score Day #1

(Michie) Robin Moore: 21 Pts; Margie Coleman: 8 Pts; Lauren Rhodes: 3 Pts Boys’ Box Score Day #2

Ramer 6 Selmer 3

5 4

8 11

10 29 16 34

(Ramer) Bryant James: 11 Pts; Christian Brown, Kameron Atkins: 8 Pts; Chase Burdette, Braxton Comer: 1 Pt

Michie 7 7 Aville 11 4

7 13

13 34 12 40

(Michie) Hunter Butler: 11 Pts; Dawson Hollan: 6 Pts; Clint Coleman: 6 Pts; Ben Moore: 6 Pts; Grayson Chandler: 2 Pts; Jarrett Mask: 2 Pts; Parker Wheeler: 1 Pts

(Aville) James McDonald: 12 Pts; Zach Howell: 9 Pts; Austin Morris: 8 Pts; Tyler Luna: 4 Pts; Drayton Barnes: 3 Pts; Kyle Moore: 2 Pts; Fisher Hancock: 2 Pts Girls’ Box Score Day #1

Bethel 3 4 Ramer 12 5

2 15

2 9

11 41

(Bethel) Katie Turner: 4 Pts; Anna Wheeler: 3 Pts; Macey Rowland: 2 Pts; Montana Pettigrew: 2 Pts (Ramer) Mary Kate Doyle: 16 Pts; Tessa Tucker: 8 Pts; Allie Hughes: 7 Pts; Madi Rose Hammock: 4 Pts; Emma Hughes: 2 Pts; Allison Sweat: 2 Pts; Halle Jobe: 2 Pts

(Selmer) Grant Goodman: 15 Pts; Dylan Sweat: 6 Pts; Chauncey Elder: 5 Pts; Des Whitley: 4 Pts; Briley Taylor: 3 Pts; Travon McClendon: 1 Pt Girls’ Box Score Day #2

Aville 4 3 9 Selmer 12 17 3

2 18 14 46

Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

Staff Photos by Amanda Lowrance and Andrew Alexander

The Selmer Middle School Lions and Lady Lions finished the County Tournament as the runners-up in both the boys’ and girls’ brackets. The Lions finished their season 10-8 overall, and the Lady Lions are sitting at 9-8 going into the TNT State Tournament.

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sportsbriefs •West TN Court Cats Tryouts The West TN Court Cats, a local travel basketball organization since 2007, will be holding an open tryout for boys currently in the 6th - 8th grade. This try-out session will be held at Michie Elementary gym on Feb. 25 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Court Cats will have teams competing in six travel tournaments this year located within the Mid-South region. •Gridiron Association Meeting All parents who have a son playing or interested in playing football in the fall of 2012 please make plans to attend the MCHS Gridiron Association and Parents Meeting on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the MCHS Library. The meeting agenda will be the election of the 2012 Gridiron Officers and plans for the upcoming spring events. If you have any questions please call Vicki Durbin at (731) 610-6348. Go Bobcats. •Adamsville Junior Baseball, Softball The Adamsville Parks and Recreation Department will begin collecting signup forms for baseball and softball on Feb. 3 and will continue collections through tryouts. Baseball tryouts will be on Monday, March 5, and softball

tryouts will be on Thursday, March 8. All forms must be turned into the Adamsville Parks and Recreation Department. •Selmer Spring Sports Spring sports have sprung. Signups for softball, soccer, and 13-14-year old baseball have begun, and the deadline for signups is March 31. For more information call the Selmer Park and Recreation Department (731) 645-3866. •County Basketball (Results) Lions split with Chester Co.

Lions- 39 Chester Co.- 38

Selmer overcame a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime and get the win against Chester County on Jan. 23. “We played better as a team,” said SMS head coach Wayne Maxedon. “Our defense has to get better, and we have to rebound and shoot foul shots better. We need to keep our turnovers to five a game or less.” The Lions (9-6, 6-2) moved on to play Ramer (13-4, 4-4) in the first round of the McNairy County Junior High Basketball Tournament last Saturday night at McNairy Central High School.

County Leading Scorers

Boys’ Box Score

Chester 7 14 11 5 1 38 Selmer 11 7 8 11 2 39 (Selmer) Travon McClendon: 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl; Briley Taylor: 8 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl; Des Whitley: 5 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl; Grant Goodman: 3 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Dylan Sweat: 1 Pt, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl; Tristan King: 1 Pt, 1 Reb, 1 Ast

Chester Co.- 38 Lady Lions- 35

Down nine at halftime, Selmer stormed back into contention in the second half against Chester County on Jan. 23 but came up short and took a loss. “At times, we played well,” said SMS head coach Robin York. “However, at times we got careless and made mental mistakes. We did not score the entire second quarter and, ultimately, it cost us the game.” The Lady Lions (8-7, 6-2) ended the regular season on a negative note but hoped for positive things in the first round of the McNairy County Junior High Basketball Tournament at McNairy Central High School last Thursday when they took on Adamsville (4-7, 3-5).

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High School Girls

PPG

High School Boys

PPG

Chelsea Bodiford (MCHS) Brianne Knight (AHS) Kindra Brown (MCHS) Keantinez Lloyd (AHS) Nikki White (AHS)

17.2 14.8 14.1 11.3 10.4

CJ Barnes (MCHS) Rameil Pollard (MCHS) Jalen Kendall (AHS) Stuart Littlejohn (MCHS) Josh Shoate (AHS)

17.9 17.3 10.1 09.7 09.3

(Averages as of Jan. 31) (Selmer) Kaitlyn West: 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl; Selika McCord: 7 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 Stl; Allie Ray: 7 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl; Mollie Nash: 6 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl; Molly Grace King: 1 Pt, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl; Lexi Trice: 1 Pt, 2 Reb •County Basketball (Upcoming) High School (Varsity) Feb. 3 MCHS vs Liberty AHS @ Scotts Hill Feb. 6 AHS @ Wayne. Co. Feb. 7 AHS @ Sacred Heart MCHS @ Bolivar

Girls’ Box Score

Chester 12 12 5 Selmer 15 0 13

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High School (Freshman) Feb. 2 AHS vs Lexington

38 35

Four straight win for Bobcats By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

After two close wins against Jackson Central Merry and Adamsville, the McNairy Central Bobcats gained two more victories over the Fayette-Ware Wildcats and the Chester County Eagles. Barnes lit the Eagles up for 29 points.

Bobcats- 84 Chester Co.- 72

The Bobcats took the road against the Eagles Saturday night on Chester County's Homecoming night and won, 84-72. “We were able to build a 23-point lead in the second half,” said Bobcat Coach Steve Forsythe, “and then we stopped playing. They cut it to seven in the last minute by hitting several threes (12 for the game). We played real well offensively, but we are lacking in defensive intensity.” CJ Barnes had a big scoring night, dazzling the crowd with dunks and three point shots. Barnes finished with a game-high 29 points. “We have to maintain our aggressiveness and finish off opponents when we get the chance,” said Forsythe. Two district opponents approach on the schedule for next week, Lexington and No. 2 Liberty. McNairy Central (15-9, 6-5) will host both of these teams and use the home court to their advantage before their season finale against the No. 3 Tigers in Bolivar next Tuesday. Boys’ Box Score

MCHS CCHS

19 20 23 10 14 20

22 84 28 72

(MCHS) CJ Barnes: 29 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast; Rameil Pollard: 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk, 2 Stl; Justin Sutton: 11 Pts, 1 Reb; Don Waller: 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl; Jordan Burton: 6 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast; 1 Stl; Cal Chappell: 6 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast; Stuart Littlejohn: 4 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl; Blake McCalvin: 2 Pts; Lane Brewer: 1 Blk, 1 Stl; Brady Dancer: 1 Reb, 1 Stl; Elijah Sanders: 1 Reb

Bobcats- 86 Fayette-Ware- 81

Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

In the previous game, the Bobcats hosted a district matchup versus Bobcat CJ Barnes (21) soars through the air and picks up two points Fayette-Ware. The crowd was left in suspense as the game battled back with an easy finger roll against the Eagles. and forth. In overtime, McNairy Central outplayed and defeated the Boys’ Box Score Wildcats 86-81. “This was a great game,” said Forsythe. “We were down 10 with three FWHS 21 8 20 25 12 86 minutes to go. The guys played really hard, and with our free throw MCHS 23 14 11 26 7 81 shooting in the second half (26 of 30) we were able to pull out a win.” Rameil Pollard recorded a double-double, scoring 29 points and (MCHS) Rameil Pollard: 29 Pts, 15 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; CJ Barnes: 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 grabbing 15 boards for the Bobcats. CJ Barnes was right behind him Ast; Justin Sutton: 14 Pts, 1 Reb; Stuart Littlejohn: 13 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl; with 25 points. Cal Chappell: 2 Pts, 4 Reb; Jordan Burton: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl; Brady Dancer: 1 Pt

County, District Basketball Standings Junior High

Girls Michie Selmer Adamsville Ramer Bethel

overall 18-0 9-8 4-8 9-10 2-14

County 10-0 8-3 3-6 4-6 0-9

Boys Bethel Selmer Ramer Adamsville Michie

overall 16-2 10-7 13-5 2-9 0-17

County 10-0 7-3 4-5 2-7 0-9

High School District 14AA (Girls) McNairy Central Bolivar Central Lexington Chester County Fayette-Ware Jackson South Side Liberty Tech Jackson Central Merry

overall 20-4 15-7 14-9 14-10 8-13 7-14 4-17 3-14

District 11-0 9-2 7-4 7-4 4-7 3-8 2-9 1-10

District 14AA (Boys) Liberty Tech Bolivar Central Jackson South Side McNairy Central Fayette-Ware Chester County Jackson Central Merry Lexington

overall 20-4 21-4 17-5 15-9 8-12 6-18 3-16 4-12

District 10-1 10-1 8-3 6-5 4-7 2-9 2-9 2-9

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

overall 20-4 18-4 14-5 12-10 11-10 10-13 5-12

District 8-1 8-1 5-3 3-5 3-5 3-6 0-9

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

overall 18-5 17-5 8-14 8-13 8-12 2-17 2-15

District 8-1 8-1 6-3 4-4 2-6 2-6 0-9

All standings are unofficial.

Two more down, three to go By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

At 11-0 in the district after wins against Chester County and Fayette-Ware last week, three more games remain in the regular season and all are district matchups against Lexington, Liberty, and Bolivar. With the season coming to a close, the Lady Bobcats have their heart set on State.

Lady Bobcats- 48 Chester Co.- 47

On the road, the McNairy Central Lady Bobcats won by one point

in overtime against the Chester County Lady Eagles. Kindra Brown led McNairy with 21 points and secured the win with two three point shots in the four minute extension. “We got off to a really slow start by only scoring four in the first quarter,” said Lady Bobcat Coach Jerry Lott. “We only shot 27 percent for the game, but our defense kept us close.” At the foul line, MCHS hit nearly 77 percent making 10 of 13. With a sigh of relief, the number one ranked District 14-AA team pushes forward. The Lady Bobcats (20-4, 11-0) rode their 11-game winning streak into a battle with Lexington last Tuesday night. Girls’ Box Score

MCHS CCHS

4 15

10 20 8 2 10 15

6 5

48 47

(MCHS) Kindra Brown: 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 6 Stl; Mallorie Sweat: 9 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl; Chelsea Bodiford: 7 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl; Mikaela Rowland: 7 Pts, 3 Reb; Zipporah Woods: 2 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Tierra Lusk: 2 Pts, 2 Reb; Brianna Phelps: 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; BreAnna Burge: 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk; Tiffany Winebrenner: 1 Reb, 1 Ast

Lady Bobcats- 74 Fayette-Ware- 56

Fayette Ware took a hard hit earlier in the week after McNairy Central beat them 74-56 in the Roundhouse. The Lady Bobcats outscored the Lady Wildcats in every quarter with help from leading scorer Chelsea Bodiford, who scored 20. “We had a good offensive effort with nine players scoring,” said Lott. “We also had a good night on the boards with 38 rebounds, led by Zipporah Woods with 12.” Girls’ Box Score

FWHS MCHS

Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

Striving for the win, Senior Lady Bobcat Kindra Brown runs circles around the Chester County defense.

10 14 12 15 21 17

20 56 21 74

(MCHS) Chelsea Bodiford: 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast; Kindra Brown: 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl; Mikaela Rowland: 15 Pts, 5 Reb; Mallorie Sweat: 6 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast; Porsha Chappell: 5 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl; Brianna Phelps: 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Zipporah Woods: 4 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk; Tierra Lusk: 3 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 5 Stl; Tiffany Winebrenner: 2 Pts, 1 Ast; BreAnna Burge: 3 Reb

Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

Battling underneath Fayette Ware’s goal, McNairy Central post player Zipporah Woods grabs a loose ball.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

MCHS BancorpSouth Players of the Week

Photos by Lisa Forsythe

Photos by Lisa Forsythe

McNairy Central’s Chelsea Bodiford (Left) and Rameil Pollard (Right) are presented BancorpSouth Player of the Week honors by Earl Johnson for their performances in games against Liberty on Jan. 10 and Bolivar on Jan. 13. Bodiford averaged 18 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2.5 steals per game. Pollard averaged 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. MCHS head coach Steve Forsythe said Pollard was “unstoppable” in the two contests.

Forsythe From Page 1B

“They’re like family, so it was good having them there to help,” said Forsythe. She was also glad to have her coach along for the ride with her. “I’m really thankful to have such a great coach,” she said. “Mr. Christopher was with me the whole way and I’m really appreciative.” In her sophomore year at AHS, Forsythe advanced to the state tournament and placed 16th overall. This year she finished 15th. Her plans in the future are for the entire Lady Cardinal bowling team to advance to the state tournament next season.

“She’s a valued member of the team,” said Christopher. “She’s the most experienced because she’s been on the team since 8th grade. She wants to help take the whole team (to state), and she’s got it in her mind that she’s going to win it all.” Christopher believes the Lady Cardinals have shown an immense amount of improvement this season and thinks their goals for next year are attainable with Forsythe’s leadership. “She holds the team together, and she’d love to have everyone doing as well as she does so they can all go to the state tournament,” he said. “I know they can do it. They got a little taste of it at Sub-State, so I think they’ll be ready next year.”

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Independent Appeal v Page 5B

Lady Cardinals back on track By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Coming off two difficult losses to Middleton and McNairy Central, the Adamsville Lady Cardinals righted their ship by knocking off Corinth High School last Saturday and picking up a huge win over one of the state’s topranked Class A teams in Madison Academic Magnet at home on Jan. 24.

Lady Cardinals- 63 Corinth- 51

Leading to a 12-point win, the Adamsville’s Lady Cardinals did something against the Corinth Lady Warriors last Saturday they had not done in a few games. They shot the ball well. “We hit 13 threes tonight,” said AHS head coach Todd McGee. “That’s a lot.” Macayla Kiddy led the way, dropping 21 points on the Lady Warriors and lighting it up from beyond the arc. Fellow senior Nikki White was hot from downtown as well, hitting four 3-pointers and finishing with 13 points. Brianne Knight also turned in a well-rounded stat line with eight points, nine rebounds, nine assists and six steals. “Offensively, Macayla carried

us,” McGee said. “She had over a third of our points. I thought she did really well. When we really needed to hit big shots she came through and knocked them down for us.” Not everything came easy for Adamsville though. The Lady Warriors hung with the Lady Cardinals for the majority of the game, which was a far different story than the last time the two teams met up. AHS won that contest on Dec. 2, 2011 in Corinth by 20. “I wasn’t real tickled with our effort,” said McGee. “I guess it’s good to get a win when you don’t play as well as you’re potentially able to play to and still get the win...but I thought we were better than that.” Leading by only two when the fourth quarter began, Kiddy knocked down her fifth 3-pointer of the game to extend the lead to 47-42, and Adamsville coasted the rest of the way to the win. The Lady Cards (14-5, 5-3) traveled to Riverside last Tuesday night to take on the Lady Panthers and pick up a win to keep the pressure on District 15-A’s top two teams, Middleton and Madison. Of their four remaining district opponents, Sacred Heart is the only team that AHS handled

easily. Wins against Trinity Christian, Scotts Hill, and Riverside were by a combined total of seven points, and two of those games went into overtime. “Those games are going to be tough,” said McGee. “We’re hanging out at third. If we don’t play well, we could end up in sixth...it’s not going to be easy.”

and playing great.” The Cardinals finished the first quarter down only three, 1613, but trailed by seven, 28-21, at the half. A CHS 7-0 run helped the Warriors build a 35-21 lead before the fourth quarter. In the final period, the Warriors made another run, but the Cards would not go quietly. After a few quick baskets that cut the lead to nine points, 60-51, Lane Burcham stroked a 3-pointer and pulled AHS to within six points of taking the lead, but they would not get any closer and were handed their 17th loss of the season. “Defensively, we let them get on a spurt there in the third quarter that hurt us, but we didn’t quit. We stayed in it and we cut it to six, but we can’t allow teams to go on 8-0, 9-0, 10-0 runs on us and then expect us to stick with it. We just don’t have the offense to power back from that.” The Cardinals (2-17, 2-6) still have time to improve their district record, start playing their best basketball, and make a run down

the stretch before the district tournament, but in their way was a big game on the road against Riverside last Tuesday night.

Girls’ Box Score

CHS AHS

15 14 13 11 21 12

9 51 19 63

(AHS) Macayla Kiddy: 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk; Nikki White: 13 Pts; 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Stl, 1 Ast; Brianne Knight: 8 Pts, 9 Reb, 9 Ast, 6 Stl; Keantinez Lloyd: 8 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Stl; Bailey Wicker: 2 Pts

Lady Cardinals- 44 Madison Academic- 42

Adamsville was hoping for overtime late in their game against No. 6 Madison Academic Magnet on Jan. 24, but a go-ahead

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

With a hand in her face, senior Lady Cardinal Macayla Kiddy launches and drains one of her five 3-pointers against Corinth last Saturday.

More disappointment for Cards By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Though they played very competitive basketball games last week, the Adamsville Cardinals could not come up with wins against Corinth last Saturday or Madison Academic on Jan. 24.

Corinth- 66 Cardinals- 57

Despite the marked improvement from their nearly 30-point loss to Corinth High School earlier in the season, Adamsville still was not able to get over the hump and win a tight game against a quality opponent last Saturday night. “We’ve got to get over the hump one way or another,” said AHS head coach Nathaniel Root. “We’re right there in all these games. It’s just something we’ve got to figure out as a team and a staff. We’re putting ourselves in the opportunities to win. Now, we just have to do it and take advantage of playing these good teams

Boys’ Box Score

CHS AHS

16 12 28 13 8 19

8 64 13 53

(AHS) Josh Shoate: 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast; Lane Burcham: 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast; Tucker Campbell: 9 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Kasey Hurley: 9 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Jalen Kendall: 3 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast; Brandon White: 3 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast; Jacob Wallis: 3 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast Madison Academic- 54 Cardinals- 53 Adamsville took another loss on the chin Jan. 24 when they took a one-point loss to Madison Academic Magnet in overtime. “Tonight, it came down to execution,” said Cardinal head coach Nathaniel Root. “I don’t know if part of playing good against Middleton and McNairy

had anything to do with it...but this is not the same team we saw Friday and Saturday, and I’ll take the blame for that one.” Tied, 47-47, with only five seconds left in the fourth quarter, AHS had possession and a shot at a game-winner, but could not convert, sending the game into an extra period. Lane Burcham played like a man on fire in the overtime period and finished the game with a double-double, 17 points and 16 rebounds, but down 53-52 with under 20 seconds remaining, Madison had possession with a chance to take the lead. Mustang Dylan Pittman pulled up for a jumper and stripped the nylon with two seconds left on the clock to give Madison a one-point advantage. After a Root timeout, Burcham threw an inbound pass deep to Jalen Kendall. Kendall jumped to catch the pass in traffic around the Cardinals’ three-point line and was victim of a lot of contact coming down, but there was no call by the referees.

Keantinez Lloyd layup at the buzzer gave the Lady Cardinals a huge upset win and the Lady Mustangs their first loss to a Class A team this season. Madison had possession with 10 seconds left on the clock and the score deadlocked, 4242. Before the Lady Mustangs could get a shot off, senior Nikki White poked the ball away from a Lady Mustang and hit Lloyd with the outlet pass. Lloyd coasted through the wide open lane and put the game-winning lay-up through net as time expired. Brianne Knight led all scorers with 14 points, and Lloyd was right behind her with 13. “I was really proud of the way they competed last night and fought back,” said AHS head coach Todd McGee. There were moments in the game when the Lady Cardinals looked as if they were going to beat themselves. “The whole first half we had six (turnovers), and in a two minute and 20 second span (in the third quarter) we had at least nine,” said McGee. “It was about as poor of a stretch as we could’ve possibly played. We were lucky to still be in the game after that.” Coming off of two tough losses to Middleton and McNairy

Central, Adamsville responded well to their recent adversity with a win against District 15-A’s top team. “They really wanted the Middleton game. That was district game and it would’ve gotten us into the top two in the district,” said McGee. “I’m more proud of the way they bounced back Saturday. They could’ve come in here and fallen apart. McNairy is good enough that they can make you look bad...we didn’t come out on the winning side, but we did bounce back.” McGee said that losing to their county rival after a one-point loss to Middleton really could have made the season snowball in the wrong direction, so he was very proud of the way his team responded against another quality opponent in Madison. Girls’ Box Score

MAM AHS

12 11 10 13 8 7

9 42 16 44

(AHS) Brianne Knight: 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk; Keantinez Lloyd: 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Macayla Kiddy: 6 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl; Ralanda Lloyd: 6 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Nikki White: 3 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Anna Shelton, Simone Wilson: 1 Reb

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

A frustrated Coach Root watches his players walk off the court with their heads hung after the overtime loss to Madison. Much to the dismay of Cardinal players, coaches and fans, the game ended after AHS failed to get a shot off at the buzzer, and another game against MAM ended with a bit of controversy. On Dec. 16, 2011, AHS was handed a two-point loss by Madison in Jackson, Tenn. The Mustangs hit a shot at the buzzer and after deliberation by the referees, it was ruled that the player got the shot off before time ran out.

Boys’ Box Score

MAM 11 15 13 8 AHS 12 13 15 7

7 54 6 53

(AHS) Lane Burcham: 17 Pts, 16 Reb; Tucker Campbell: 9 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast; Jalen Kendall: 9 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl; Kasey Hurley: 6 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl; Jacob Wallis: 6 Pts, 1 Stl; Josh Shoate: 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast; Jack Majors: 2 Pts; Brandon White: 1 Reb; John Mark Pettit: 1 Stl


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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Selmer Middle School Principal’s List and Honor roll Second Quarter, 2011 – 2012 Principal’s List

Layla Brothers Claire Foret Jamie King Seventh grade Matt Tucker Desiree Weatherspoon Georgia Emmons Tristan King

Fifth grade Natalie Adams Sammy Bakeer Jayli Ferguson Trevor Mangrum Logan Moore Haydn Nash Janavee Patel Laini Plunk Braden Rickman Jack Simpson Meg Suggs

Eighth grade Olivia Mitchell Payal Patel Sara Riggs Autumn Shackelford

Honor Roll Fifth grade Ryan Arguello

Sixth grade Ana Grace Ashe

Tristin Atkins Kerry Monroe William Caicedo Kassidy Thompson Alexis Wynn Matthew Washington Jayden Austin Jakob Harris Camron Henley River Hurst Hannah Replogle Brittany Riggs Hannah White Veronica Lewis Hunter McCullar Preston Steward Adriana Sellers Madelynne Thacker Sheldon Will Iams Anabelle Whitaker

Sixth grade Chase Wallace Jacob Dillon Abby Gray Tyler Johnson Jared Wallis Alison Deaton Gabby Forsythe Emma Gray Isabella Gray Emily Hamm Jesse Inman Carson Kennedy Will Kennedy Raegan Sharp Sarah Wilson Rhomerius Knight Jessica Pind Seventh grade

Valerie Brakhage Casey Coleson Ben Cox Robert Cuttle Mary Emmons Danielle Forsythe Jada Herring Mckenzie Mathenia Sidney Rickman Admanda Edmonds Selika McCord Mollie Nash Parker Bedwell Jasmine Johnson Brian Morales Evan Thacker Hunter Upright Kensley Gray Chaseton Whitten

Eighth grade Dillon Guy Travon McLendon Ansley Moore Zach Weaver Silvia Barreto Emma Foret Valerie Garrett Grant Goodman Molly Grace King Rylee Smith Megan Stevens Edgard Macias Jenshi Patel Sam Pierce Allie Ray Kristen Rowsey Pamela Spicher Ernesto Ontiveros Briley Taylor Za’kerrigan Wallace

Volcanoes explode at Bethel Springs Elementary By Christie Roach Campus Reporter

Ms. Julie Gibbs 5th grade science classes at Bethel Springs Elementary have been inquiring about plate boundaries, volcanoes, and earthquakes. As a science project, the students created a volcano at home. Then each of the students brought the volcanoes to school to explode them in the classroom. They had a lot of fun and did a great job. Submitted Photo

B.S.E.S. kindergarteners celebrate 100th day of school By Christie Roach Campus Reporter

We have finally reached the 100th day of school! Hooray! Only 85 more to go! Kindergarteners were so excited. They stood in the parking lot of Bethel Springs Elementary School as they released 100 helium filled balloons. Their faces were priceless as they watched their balloons rise high above the school. Some of them were waving by as they released their balloons. All day, the children had been reading books about 100, counting to 100, and eating 100 things. This activity was a wonderful way to complete the day. Submitted Photo

Volume 07 Issue 41 February 1, 2012 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: Feb. 1

•TCAP Writing Assessment for Juniors

Feb. 2 •Cats In Action Mtg HR

Feb. 3

•Pep Rally during HR •Basketball and Cheer Senior Night 5:15 •BB Liberty (H) 6:00

Feb. 20

•School Dismissed for President’s Day

Feb. 23

•Faculty Mtg 3:05 •Fellowship of Christian Athletes 6:00

Midterm Exams March 6 1st & 2nd block March 7 3rd & 4th Block

Cafeteria Girls

By Aaron Friend

Each day, students pass in and out of McNairy Central High School, and each most students partake in learning, taking tests, participating in clubs, and partaking in various other activities. But how are students able to make it through such a long and tiring day? Well, we have the ladies of the cafeteria to thank for that. Each day they have to prepare food for each student of MCHS. Whether the students like the food or not is their opinion, but they should at the very least appreciate the fact that the cafeteria staff has to prepare the meal every day. Thus it is important for all to learn more about the ladies that make their midday meal possible. One of the gracious cafeteria ladies is cafeteria manager Phyllis Tull. Tull attended Adamsville High School and graduated in 1968. Tull, who will be retiring at the end of the school year, has been working at MCHS for twentyfive years. As the head of the cafeteria, it is her job to order and report the wage of food, as well as to oversee the operation of the kitchen and keep records. Before coming to work at MCHS, Tull did various things. For seven years she worked at Garan Incorporated

as a billing clerk. She spent five years as a full time mom, and for another seven years she worked at Jetricks before it closed. Tull said that MCHS has been a wonderful experience in her life and she will be back to visit. She concluded by saying, “Go Bobcats. I’ll be keeping score in all that you do.” Another member of the cafeteria staff is Sherry Flatt. Flatt, who attended MCHS, has been working at her alma mater for twenty-four years. Her job is to remove the dishes from the dishwasher and to put them in their appropriate place. Flatt said that she has always enjoyed her job at MCHS. Mae Tennyson is also a part of the MCHS cafeteria staff. Tennyson attended high school in Bethel Springs, and before partaking in thirtyfive years of service to MCHS Tennyson had four previous jobs. She spent two years with the TNT Grill, six years with Western State, one year with McNairy Hospital, and at Rock City Box Company from the time it opened until

it’s closing. Tennyson finished by saying that her favorite part of her job is working with the kids. Peggy McLain works as the dessert cook for MCHS, and she has been working at the school for nine years. Before she worked at MCHS, McLain worked for Brown Shoe Company, and before that she attended Adamsville High School. When asked about working at MCHS, McLain said, “I like being with the kids, we really have some good kids and that is what my job is all about.” Sherry Monroe, who has b e e n working at MCHS s i n c e 2004, has the job of keeping up with the salad bar and the variety bar during lunch. Monroe’s previous experiences included attending Selmer High School, and then working at Brown Shoe Company. Monroe concluded by saying that she enjoys her job and she loves working with the students. Another member is Misty Huckabee, a former MCHS alumni. Prior to working at

School menus SELMER ELEMENTARY/ MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday, Feb. 6 BREAKFAST French toast sticks with syrup, variety cereals, choice of juice, choice of milk LUNCH Maxwrap with cheese sauce, chicken rings, rolls, green beans, glazed carrots, macaroni and cheese, blushing pears, choice of juice, choice of milk Tuesday, Feb. 7 BREAKFAST Ham, egg, and cheese biscuit, variety cereals, choice of juice, choice of milk LUNCH Mini corn dogs, ravioli casserole, chef salad deluxe, rolls, roasted redskin potatoes, California vegetable blend, baked apples, choice of juice, choice of milk Wednesday, Feb. 8 BREAKFAST Sausage breakfast pizza, yogurt parfait, choice of juice, choice of milk LUNCH Chili with beans, hot dog with bun, chef salad deluxe, cheese toast, crackers, baked potato halves, whole kernel corn, orange wedges, choice of juice, choice of milk Thursday, Feb. 9 BREAKFAST Scrambled eggs, buttered toast and jelly, variety cereals, choice of juice, choice of milk LUNCH Steak and gravy, oven baked chicken, chef salad deluxe, rolls, fluffy whipped potatoes, purple hull peas, breaded okra, bananas, choice of juice, choice of milk Friday, Feb. 10 BREAKFAST Chicken and biscuit, choice of juice, choice of milk LUNCH Pepperoni stuffed crust pizza, chicken fajita wrap, chef salad deluxe, refried beans, whole kernel corn, spanish rice, chilled peaches, choice of juice, choice of milk ADAMSVILLE JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL Monday, Feb. 6 Cheese quesadilla pizza,

M C H S , Huckabee worked in a factory as well as serving as a stay at home mom in order to raise her kids. Currently, Huckabee is responsible for cooking various veggies and providing the students with tea and lemonade. Huckabee said that she loves working with the students; she said that they make her days better. Pat Davis is also a part of the cafeteria staff at McNairy Central. Her job entails keeping up with the salad and variety bars, as well as running the cash register. Davis, who attended high school at both Bethel Springs and MCHS, worked as a factory worker for thirtyeight and a half years. In response to being asked about her job, Davis said that she liked her job and loved working for the kids. Royce Tignor, who has been working at MCHS for six years, is in charge of preparing meats and operating the cash register. After high

chicken rings, taco bar, rolls, French fries, WK corn, lima beans, mac & cheese, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk. Tuesday Feb. 7 Cheese sticks with sauce, ravioli casserole, hot dog/ potato bar, bread sticks, French fires, roasted redskin potatoes, California vegetable blend, baked apples, fruit choices, choice of juice milk. Wednesday, Feb 8 Pepperoni pizza with stuffed crust, cheeseburgers, oriental bar, French fries, WK corn, sweet potato fries, dipping sauce variety, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk Thursday, Feb. 9 Meatball subs, chicken noodle soup, hot ham & cheese sandwiches, salad bar, cheese toast, crackers, French fries, broccoli with cheese sauce, mixed vegetables, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk Friday, Feb. 10 Single pepperoni pizza, grilled chicken sandwiches, breakfast bar, French fries, Mexicali corn, ranchero beans, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk

MCNAIRY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Monday, Feb. 6 Pepperoni pizza, chicken nuggets, mexican bar, rolls, french fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, fruit, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, Feb. 7 Cheese sticks with sauce, ravioli casserole, hot dog bar, rolls, french fries, potatoes au gratin, California vegetable blend, baked apples, fruit, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, Feb. 8 Pepperoni stuffed crust pizza, cheeseburger, breakfast bar, french fries, whole kernel corn, baked beans, fruit, choice of juice, milk Thursday, Feb. 9 Sausage stuffed crust pizza, beef vegetable soup, deli bar, cheese toast, crackers, french fries, broccoli with cheese sauce, glazed carrots, fruit, choice of juice, milk Friday, Feb. 10 Pepperoni pizza, BBQ sandwich, meatball sub, taco bar, french fries, baked beans, creamy cole slaw, fruit, choice of juice, milk

school, Tignor worked various jobs before returning to MCHS as an employee. Tignor served as an assistant manager and manager of multiple stores as well as working as a child care provider. In conclusion, Tignor stated, “I love working for the kids, and I enjoy being with my co-workers.” And last, but not least, is Gay King, who has been working as a cook at MCHS since March 1, 1978. B e f o r e working at MCHS, King worked at Brown Shoe Company. Currently, King is responsible for cooking french fries and mopping the floors in the cafeteria. Thus, it is important for the students of MCHS to be grateful to the kind members of the cafeteria staff at MCHS. After all, they are the ones who help provide students and teachers with nutrients to keep them alert throughout the rest of the day.


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Saum named Star Farmer H is for hat in Ms. LaShell Moore’s Pre-K room Grant Saum of the McNairy Central FFA chapter was named the 2012 West TN Star Farmer. Grant, a senior student at McNairy Central High School, was selected from all the 2012 State Degree winners in west Tennessee.  His farming operation includes a cow/ calf beef herd, a sheep flock producing club lambs, club pigs, and forage production operation.  Winning FFA competitions is not new to Grant.  He has been the high individual in West TN Livestock Judging two of the last three years.  He has also been a winner in Job Interview, Ag Sales, and Opening Ceremony.  At the State Leadership Camp, Grant has earned the Gold Leadership Award each of the last three years.  Grant will represent the West Tennessee Region in competition at the State Convention for the coveted State Star Farmer in April.  He is the son of Keith and Cheryl Saum and lives in the Chewalla community.

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6th Grade at BSES presents: The Amazing Biomes of the World

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Lights, camera, action, FASHION! Ms. LaShell’s Pre-K class at Selmer Elementary School has been studying the letter ‘H.’ Ms. Moore gave students a hat to design for a class fashion show. Each student took a hat home to create a design with their family, and the students had a fun time making their hats to wear in the class fashion show. Ms. LaShell designed a runway for the students to walk down as they modeled their hat creations. Parents and family members came to watch as their children modeled their hats. The hats were

judged on creativity, originality and child participation. A fun time was had by all. The winners were: 1st Place: Matthew Stafford 2nd Place: Heidi Dickey 3rd Place: Layla Landreth Thanks to all the parents who helped make the letter “H” meaningful to their children. Thanks to Ms. LaShell for reflecting on the letter “H” in such a creative way. Keep up the good work parents, students and Ms. LaShell.

UT-Knoxville University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Dean’s List Dean’s List Maxwell G. Bradley of Selmer Alissa M. Nathans of Bethel Springs Sarah W. Robinson of Selmer Keribeth R. Searcy of Adamsville

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The 6th graders in Mrs. Jennifer Price’s room have been studying the different Biomes of the World. The students developed presentations and pretended to be travel agents. They had a goal of selling a vacation to a particular Biome their group was assigned. The students were very creative and took a lot of pride in their work. Pictured: Molly Cotner, Mayson Roach, Darby Sweeny, Emily Phillips Harmon, Emma Spencer, Brittany Nixon, Clint Isbell, Tucker Cooksey, and Hunter Joyner.

Author Visits B.S.E.S.

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Father/Daughter

Mardi Gras Dance

Selmer Community Center February 10, 2012 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Admission: $10 / couple

In White Only

Ronda Friend, an author from Franklin, Tenn., visited Bethel Springs Elementary School. It is a great honor for children to meet a real author. It allows them to relate an actual book that they are holding in their hands to a real person who wrote the book. Ronda is a child at heart who has worked with children for over thirty years. As a storyteller, she has captivated hundreds of thousands of children with her music, animation, and big heart. Ronda is the founder of Sunflower Seeds Press. As author of the “Down on Friendly Acres” series, her vision is to plant seeds of a different kind – seeds of kindness, patience, perseverance, laughter, and honesty into the lives of children. Our school library has a copy of her books and the Accelerated Reader test to go with them. Students are encouraged to read her books and test their comprehension of the stories.

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Bethel University Honor Roll and Dean’s List Honor Roll Kristina Grisham of Adamsville Darya Klyuyenko of Adamsville Amanda Carson of Finger Dean’s List Bradford Ray of Selmer

Rhodes College Honor Roll Jonathon M. Jones

MCNAIRY COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE! ALL 2010 MCNAIRY COUNTY DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES ARE PAYABLE IN THE TRUSTEE’S OFFICE ASSESSED WITH PENALTY AND INTEREST UNTIL MARCH 31, 2012. ALL 2011 MCNAIRY COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES ARE PAYABLE IN THE TRUSTEE’S OFFICE WITHOUT PENALTY AND INTEREST UNTIL FEBRUARY 29, 2012. THE STATE REQUIRES THAT ALL ELDERLY AND DISABLED HOMEOWNERS THAT RECEIVE HELP (TAX RELIEF) ON THEIR TAXES MUST PAY THEIR TAXES BY FEBRUARY 29 OR THEY WILL LOSE THEIR TAX RELIEF FOR THE YEAR 2011 AND WILL HAVE TO REQUALIFY FOR 2012. STANLEY MITCHELL, TRUSTEE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY


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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 72 West. 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 662-287-4600. (TF) Clearance Sale on Display Homes save $$ on your new home. Doublewides & Singlewides available. Large selection WINDHAM HOMES, Corinth MS 1-888-287-6996. (TF) 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) Land For Sale: 10.9 acres $21,950.00. $1500 down. $198 per month. Also 9.9 acres, $159 per month, community water, 7 miles S.W. of Ramer. 2770 Butlers Chapel Rd. Ramer TN. Call (662)252-9224. (34,35,36,37) For Quick Sale: 3 bdrm, 1 bath, $32,000. 420 Purdy Rd. Call Jim (731) 646-0823

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102 - for rent

102 - for rent

201 - autos

301 - job opportunities

402 - wanted

KENNETH SWEAT Rental: Committed to providing safe & affordable family friendly homes 1,2, & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses, trailers, & houses. NO pets!! NO Crack/ Party Houses!! Ref & deposit required. (731) 610-0807, (731) 645-3130 (TF)

Deluxe 1 bedroom Apartment w/ washer/dryer, attached garage, wheelchair accessible, no smoking, no pets. $350/mo. plus dep. call 731-646-1675. (TF)

Autos For Sale: 2002 Alero, S2936N, $2600; 2001 Montana, S5962N, $2500; 2000 GrandAm, S1517N, $2750; 2000 Cavalier-s, $2100; 1998 Grand Prix, S3406N, $2750; 1998 Mustang-s, $2350 and $1975; 1997 Malibu, S3773N, $1975; 1997 Cavalier S6010N, $1500; 1996 Camaro, S0497N, $1750; 1994 Camaro Z-28, S0740, $2650; 1991 Caprice, S0318N, $1450; Jarnagin Auto Sales: call 731934-4556 (nodoc.priceplusTT&L) (36,37)

Job Opportunity: McConnico Library, part time. Must have computer skills. Please leave resume at front desk. (37,38)

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)

ALEXANDER APTS. in Adamsville: 2 bedrooms & Townhouses. Washer/ Dryer hook-ups included. Call Earl @ (731) 926-0507 or Joanne @ (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) Building For Rent. 100ft. x 25ft. 127 Court Ave. $600/month. Call 9344316. (TF) 3BD, 1BA range, refrigerator. No pets. $400/month + deposit. Call 6455288 or 439-5628. (TF) 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. in Selmer. $350 month + deposit. No pets. Call 6102877. (TF) 2BD, 1BA Good neighborhood, Has garage/stove/refrigerator. $375/ month + $300 deposit. References required. 243 Forest. Call 439-2900. (TF)

2 Bdrm. Mobile Home For Rent on Nelson Store Rd. $340/month. Call 610-5247. (37, 38) House for Rent: 2 bdrms, 2 bath, Central heating and air, 2-car garage. No pets. $375/month + deposit. Call (731)934-9332 (37)

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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) ‘07 Ford Ranger XLT Ext. cab V/6 gas saver! Auto. trans, cruise, tilt 53000 miles. A.C. Price: $11,700 Call 731-610-5713. (36.37) For Sale: 2007 Z71 4x4. Extended cab pickup. Excellent condition $15,500. Call (662) 728-0718. (37) For Sale: 1995 Ford Windstar van. Good condition, new tires and battery. 154,000 actual miles. $2,500. Call (731) 610-0796. (37, 38)

203 - equipment Mahindra Tractors & Implements, Full line of Vermeer Hay Equipment. D & C Hay Equipment, LLC Hwy 117, 4 miles South of Adamsville. (731)6323608. (TF) For Sale: 5610 Ford tractor, 700 hours with loader. 121 Woods cutter. Mint condition.Call (731)632-3249 for details. No answer, leave message. (37, 38)

301 - job opportunities Dancers wanted. No Exp. necessary, must be 18 yrs old. Have fun and make lots of money. Flexible days and hours. Call cherries Gentlemans club after 5 p.m. (662)286-2877 Ask for WIlliam or check us out at www.cherriesgentlemensclub.com (36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)

MAKE MODEL Chevy 1500 Lincoln Continental Ford Thunder Bird Chevy S-10 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ford Ranger Saturn SL2 Pontiac GT1 Ford Explorer Chevy S-10 Chevy Impala Chevy Impala Chevy CRV Dodge 1500 Nissan Quest Ford F-150

VIN CODE 4wd 2GCEK19T811258369 N Car 1LNLM97V5TY692989 R 2dr 1FALP6241RH115223 R 2wd 1GCCS1443S8253635 R Car 1G3WH52M8SD366932 R 2wd 1FTYR14V7YTA77950 R 4dr 1G8ZK5276TZ228586 R 2dr 1G2NV52E51C166547 R 2wd 1FMYU22XXXUA31347 R 2wd 1GCCS1441VK119312 N 4dr 2G1WF55K639364989 D 4dr 2G1WF55K339367171 D 2dr 1G1JC1246T7108564 R 4wd 3B7HF13Z2SM148488 R Van 4N2XN11T3YD833999 N Pick up 1FTEF15Y3NLA17423 R

401 - for sale QUALITY USED CELL PHONES: Just insert your SIM card! Located @ IT’S A BARGAIN, just south of Wal-Mart on Hwy 45. Farm Fresh eggs and lots to look at, Check out our guitars and music stuff! Sale each week! (TF)

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)

404 - pets/livestock

Dell laptop $400 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-925-6183. (TF)

For Sale: 2 Female Maltipoo puppies, cream-colored. Great Valentine’s gift. $250 each. Call Barbara (731)453-5169 or Brandi (731) 4391466 (37)

For Sale: Poulan Tiller Rear Tine. $325.00. Call 610-6375 (John) or 6455438. (34,35,36,37)

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Harley Davidson 1964 FLH. Low mileage on rebuilt engine and transmission. $12000. Call Bob 439-0392. (34,35,36,37) For Sale: Frigidaire refrigerator and electric range matching set. Call 6105340 or 610-5339. (36, 37, 38) Little girls size 2 “Sugar” yellow pageant dress. Great condition. Call (731) 439-1466 for more information. (37)

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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 and install mobile homes! Licensed, bonded/insured. Also, house leveling, rotten joist/sill replacement, support piers installed, floors and metal roofs. Call (731)609-8794 or (731)610-4813. (TF)

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57 Cooper Cove: This brand new 3 bdrm, 2 bath vinyl home is located in Central Hills, a restricted subdivision. Features include: vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring, tile, split floor plan, glazed kitchen cabinets with s/s appl. The seller will pay up to 5,000 of buyers closing cost. Call Judy at 731-610-6851 for an appt.

813 Albert Owens Rd: You’ll think you’re in the Smokies with this log home! It’s three bedroom, 1 bath with a bonus room, open floor plan, carport, and 21x18 enclosed shop. Additional acreage is available. Only 79900! Call Brooke today @ 731-610-4197 for more info!

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3 point fertilize Spreader No Serial # Polaris Sportsman 335 No Serial # Baja 200 Go Cart No Serial # Suzuki Motorcycle No Serial # Honda fourtrax 4 Wheeler 1H3TE1808PTD02406 Yamaha Banshee 4-wheeler 3GG-001619 4-Wheeler Frame No Serial # Craftsman LTX 1000 Lawn mower 022502D004393 Bentchi 28” Rims / Fullrun 275/252R28 (New Tires and Rims)

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2950 Buena Vista Road: Don’t let the outside of the house fool you! This 2 bd/2bath home has 2400 sq. ft. of heated space. The kitchen and dining room are HUGE! Tile and hardwood throughout. Also has a 24x24 detached gar., pole barn, storm shelter, and a garden spot. Call for an appt.

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AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF)

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: Robert L. Sanders; Taffy J. Sanders 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. 700‑210019 DATED January 18, 2012 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ msherrod_120118_ 916 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM ….8395 36, 37, 38

of which is in Plat Cabinet “B” at Slide 31, and the distances, directions, measurements and calls contained therein are incorporated herein by reference as fully and completely as if copied in full herein. Street Address: 675 Evans Drive (Per Deed of Trust), Mindi Lane (Per Assessor), Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 Parcel Number: 054-41.04 and 54-041.05 Current Owner(s) of Property: Ralph S. Salazar The street address of the above described property is believed to be 675 Evans Drive (Per Deed of Trust), Mindi Lane (Per Assessor), Adamsville, Tennessee 38310, 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. 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. 11-027770 …. 8743 36, 37, 38

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, 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

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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 June 22, 2006, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 23, 2006, at Book 382, Page 1065 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Robert L. Sanders and Taffy J. Sanders, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, a resident of Shelby, Tennessee as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting as a separate corporation solely as nominee for WMC Mortgage Corp. and WMC Mortgage Corp.’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 February 27, 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 on an iron pipe in the West margin of Mitchell Drive and being 20 feet from the center of said Drive and also being 100 feet North of the northeast corner of the Tull lot; thence with the West margin of Mitchell Drive, North a distance of 200 feet to an iron rod; thence West a distance of 200 feet to a point; thence South a distance of 200 feet to a point; thence East a distance of 200 feet to the point of beginning. The real property is subject to a 15 foot permanent utility easement which crosses the subject property and runs in a general East-West direction, which easement was granted to the City of Selmer by agreement for Dedication of Easement dated January 4, 1986, of record in Deed Book 114, Page 216, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 302 Mitchell 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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by Chapter No. 175, Public Acts of Tennessee 1939 as amended by Chapter 229, Public Act of 1971 Estate of Johnny Terry Kiddy Late of McNairy County, Tennessee Notice is hereby given that on January 19, 2012, Letters of Administration in respect to the Estate of Johnny Terry Kiddy deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk & Master of McNairy County, TN. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against Estate are required to file the same in duplicate with the Clerk & Master of the above named Court within earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, or twelve (12) months from date of decedent’s death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 19th day of January, 2012. (Signed) MARCUS KIDDY, Administrator Estate of Johnny Terry Kiddy By Terry Abernathy,Attorney By Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master 8399 36, 37 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on February 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Ralph S. Salazar, a married person, and Katie Salazar, his wife, to FMLS, Inc., Trustee, on April 3, 2009 at Book Deed of Trust 395, Page 2553; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Regions Bank DBA Regions Mortgage 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 McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Tract No. 1: Lot 16 of Majestic Oaks Estates, Phase II, a plat of which is in Plat Cabinet “B” at Slide 31, and the distances, directions, measurements and calls contained therein are incorporated herein by reference as fully and completely as if copied in full herein. Tract No. 2: Lot 20 of Majestic Oaks Estates, Phase II, a plat

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on February 22, 2012 at 10:00AM 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,

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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 twentyfour (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office 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)7615690, File No. 11-025423 …. 8741 36, 37, 38

Agriculture (“USDA”); and WHEREAS, USDA, the current owner and holder of said Deed(s) of Trust appointed Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed(s) of Trust; and NOW THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed(s) of Trust by USDA, and Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee, or duly appointed agent, pursuant to the power, duty, and authorization in and conferred by said Deed(s) of Trust, will on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, commencing at 10:00 A.M. at the North door at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest bidder either for cash or 10 percent of the high bid price as a non-refundable deposit with balance due within ten (10) days of sale, (and if such balance goes unpaid, USDA will retain the deposit and re-foreclose) the following described property lying and being in the Fourth Civil District in McNairy County, Tennessee to wit: Beginning at an iron pin found in the western right of way of Glover Drive, the NEC of the Wayne Whitten lot, D.B. 87, pg. 447, run thence N87° 38’ 37’’ W with the northern boundary of Whitten 446.28 feet to an iron pin found in a fence and the eastern boundary of Foust, the NWC of Whitten, thence N00° 27’ 30” E with the eastern boundary of Foust along an old fence 160.98 feet to a fence corner, the NEC of Foust, thence S85° 49’ 01” E 418.89 feet to a concrete right of way monument in the western right of way of Glover Drive and the western right of way of U.S. 45 By-Pass, thence S10° 13’ 44” E with the western right of way of Glover Drive 151.18 feet to the point of beginning and containing 1.528 acres more or less. Being the same property conveyed by Jackie A. Kiestler and wife, Brenda D. Kiestler to Tony O. Tanner and wife, Amber J. Tanner deed of record in Deed Book 134, Page 267, in the said Register’s Office, and subsequently conveyed to Amber J. Tanner by deed of record in Deed Book 151, Page 575, in the said Register’s Office. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 252 Glover Drive, Selmer, TN 38375 CURRENT OWNERS: Amber J. Tanner The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: McNairy Regional Hospital All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed(s) 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. Arlisa Armstrong Substitute Trustee 85 G Stonebrook Place Jackson, TN 38305

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by that certain Real Estate Deed of Trust for Tennessee executed on April 2, 1992 by Tony O. Tanner and wife, Amber J. Tanner to Randle Richardson, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee in Book 189, Page 254, recorded April 2, 1992, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed(s) of Trust is the United States of America, acting by and through the United States Department of

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more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a pipe on the West margin of Shanna Drive 20 feet at right angles from centerline) at the Northeast corner of Louise Robinson as recorded in Deed Book 122, page 43 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, thence with the West margin of Shanna Drive, North 2 degrees 00 minutes West a distance of 108.22 feet to a pipe on the South line of Donald Kirk; thence with Kirk’s South line South 88 degrees 13 minutes West a distance of 202.60 feet to an iron pin; thence South 2 degrees 13 minutes East a distance of 116.16 feet to a pipe at the Northwest corner of Robinson; thence with Robinson’s North Line north 86 degrees 00 minutes East a distance of 202.60 feet to the Point of Beginning, McNairy County, Tennessee, as surveyed by David Hall Land Surveying Company on December 19, 1990. ALSO KNOWN AS: 350 Shanna Drive, 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 in-

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Estate of Timothy L. Foster, Late of McNairy County, Tennessee Notice is hereby given that on January 13, 2012, Letters Testamentary in respect to the Estate of Timothy L. Foster, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk and Master of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his Estate are required to file the same in duplicate with the Clerk and Master of the above named Court within earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, or twelve (12) months from date of decedent’s death, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. NOTICE TO CREDITORS All persons indebted to the As required by Chapter No. above Estate must come for175, Public Acts of Tennessee ward and make proper settle1939 as amended by Chapter ment with the undersigned at 229, Public Act of 1971. once. terest in the above-referenced property: Jeffrey Redmon; Kathy Redmon 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. 902‑166548 DATED January 24, 2012. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee FHA No. 482-3944934703 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ tcrow_120124_ 926 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM 8864 37, 38, 39

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This 13th day of January, 2012. Terry Foster, Executor Estate of Tim Foster By Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master By Ross Mitchell, Attorney 8862 37, 38

mon Gage Road at the southernmost corner of this tract, the same being the northwest corner of the remainder of the tract of which this is a part and a point in the east boundary of the Williams Ralph Mitchell, Jr., and Jeffery Dee Mitchell, Sr., property (Deed Book 162, Page 751); thence, North 04 degrees 01 minutes 08 seconds East, 256.82 feet, with the east boundary of Mitchell, to a 5/8 inch iron rod set at an interior corner of this tract, the same being the northeast corner of Mitchell; thence, South 89 degrees 28 minutes 02 seconds West, 18.95 feet, with the north boundary of Mitchell to a magnetic nail set in the centerline of Otis Plunk Road at an exterior corner of this tract, the same being a point in the north boundary of Mitchell and the southeast corner of the James F. McFarland, Sr., and wife, Jean McFarland, property (Deed Book 170, Page 667); thence, North 04 degrees 04 minutes 24 seconds East 194.39 feet, with the east boundary of McFarland, as marked by the centerline of Otis Plunk Road, to a magnetic nail found in the centerline of Otis Plunk Road at the northwest corner of this tract, the same being a point in the east boundary of McFarland and the southwest corner of the aforementioned Rudolph property; thence, South 74 degrees 37 minutes 24 seconds East, 25.00 feet, with the south boundary of Rudolph, passing a 5/8 inch rod found, and continuing 462.39 feet, passing another 5/8 inch rod found, and continuing 25.00 feet, a total of 512.39 feet, to the Point of Beginning and containing 2.34 acres, more or less, by survey of Paul C. Henson, RLS-1922, on March 25, 2006. All bearings noted herein are referenced to Tennessee Grid Azimuth, North American Datum 1983. PARCEL NUMBER: 049-009.02 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1515 OTIS PLUNK ROAD, BETHEL SPRINGS, TN 38315. 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): JAMES C MULLINS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 1) MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., 2) DECISION ONE MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC 3) STATE OF TENNESSEE 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) 6815002, Registered Agent:, CT Corporation System, 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021, Knoxville, TN 37929, Tel: (865) 3423522, TS#: 11-0015812, FEI # 1006.151459 8872 37, 38, 39

ROAD, SAID SPIKE BEING THE NEC OF LAND OWNED BY RUBEL HEATH, THE SWC OF LAND OWNED BY JIM ROGER, RUNS THENCE NORTH 28 DEGREES 00 MINUTES WEST 210 FEET TO A SPIKE IN THE CENTERLINE OF SAID ROAD, THENCE NORTH 225 DEGREES 00 MINUTES WEST 100 FEET TO A SPIKE IN THE CENTER OF SAID ROAD; THENCE WEST 285 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE SOUTH 27 DEGREES 30 MINUTES EAST 310 FEET TO A STAKE IN HEATH’S NORTH BOUNDARY LINE EAST 285 FEET TO THE BEGINNING, CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 2 ACRES. PARCEL NUMBER: 115 01501 0 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 898 JOE DILLON RD, MICHIE, TN 38357-5359. 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): PATTI DESHAZIER AKA PATTI & JERRY DESHAZIER AKA JERRY DESHAZIER OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 1) Countrywide Home Loans of Tennessee, Inc. 2) McNairy County, Tennessee 3) Hardin Medical Center f/d/b/a Hardin County General Hospital 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#: 10-0154266 FEI # 1006.152420 . 8874 37, 38, 39 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 August 30, 2006, executed by ROBIN DAVIS AND KEVIN DAVIS, MARRIED TO EACH

OTHER, conveying certain real property therein described to PRLAP, INC. as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, on September 1, 2006, as Instrument No. 53065, in Book 383, at Page 1536; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-8, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 20068, 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 February 29, 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 the Seventh Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, Beginning at an iron pin found in the Northern prescriptive easement of Berry Bottom Road, said pin being located 25 feet from the centerline of the road, the Southwest corner of the Jessica Lynn Belk property of record in Deed Book 143 Page 322, the Southeast corner of the subject tract, thence North 88 degrees 15 minutes 16 seconds West for a distance of 629.01 feet, with the Northern prescriptive easement of said road, to a 5/8-inch rebar iron pin set 25 feet from the centerline of said road and being located 2.81 feet South of a fence corner post, the Southeast corner of the Elmer L. Miller and wife, Nellie Miller property of record in Deed Book 145, Page 165; thence North 01 degrees 09 minutes 54 seconds East for a distance of 415.42 feet, along and with an old fence and the Eastern boundary of the Miller property, to a 3/4-inch iron pipe found, the Northeast corner of the Miller property and lying in the Southern boundary of the Elmer L. Miller and wife, Nellie Miller property of record in Deed Book 145, Page 163; thence South 88 degrees 28 minutes 37 seconds East for a distance of 208.20 feet; along and with an old fence and the Southern boundary of the Miller property, to a 5/8-inch rebar iron pin set on

the South side of a ditch, the Southeast corner of the Miller property, said pin being witnessed by a steel fence post; thence North 02 degrees 14 minutes 00 seconds East for a distance of 105.00 feet, along and with an old fence and the Eastern boundary of the Miller property, to a ½-inch iron pin found at a fence corner, the Southwest corner of the James Douglas Butler and wife, Loretta Butler property of record in Deed Book 102, Page 517; thence South 88 degrees 24 minutes 15 seconds East for a distance of 418.85 feet, along and with an old fence and with the Southern boundary of the Butler property to a ½-inch iron pin found at a fence corner in the Western boundary of the aforementioned Belk property; thence South 01 degrees 09 minutes 56 seconds West for a distance of 522.33 feet, along and with an old fence and the Western boundary of the Belk property to the point of beginning. Together with and subject to covenants, easements, and restrictions of record, if any. Said property contains 7.025 acres more or less. PARCEL # 055172-02202 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1250 BERRY BOTTOM ROAD, MICHIE, TN 38357. 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): ROBIN DAVIS and KEVIN DAVIS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. 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#: 11-0141735 FEI # 1006. 8876 37, 38, 39

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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 June 1, 2006, executed by JAMES C MULLINS, conveying certain real property therein described to PAMELA DREWERY-RODGERS as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, on June 2, 2006, as Instrument No. 51487, in Book 381, at Page 2929; 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, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OC6, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OC6, 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 on May 6, 2011. 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 February 22, 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: Beginning on a magnetic nail found in the centerline of Limon Gage Road at the easternmost corner of this tract, the same being the southernmost corner of the Michael Rudolph and wife, Karen Rudolph, property (Deed Book 197, Page 265, Tract 2), and runs; thence with the centerline of Limon Gage Road as follows: South 68 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds West, 55.10 Feet, to a point; South 63 degrees 03 minute 59 seconds West, 93.28 feet, to a point; South 60 degrees 12 minutes 51 seconds West, 198.03 feet, to a point; South 55 degrees 52 minutes 13 seconds West, 100.66 Feet, to a point, South 50 degrees 07 minutes 29 seconds West, 66.29 feet, to a point; South 50 degrees 34 minutes 54 seconds West 85.84 feet, to a magnetic Nail set in the centerline of Li-

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 June 6, 2005, executed by PATTI DESHAZIER, AS JOINT TENANTS AND JERRY DESHAZIER , AS JOINT TENANTS, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M WEISS ATTORNEY as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, on June 16, 2005, as Instrument No. 45099, in Book 375, at Page 2880-2894; 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, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-4, 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 February 21, 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: LAND LOCATED IN MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DECRIBED AS FOLLOWS TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT A SPIKE IN THE CENTER OF THE OLD CORINTH TO SHILOH

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