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(Independent Appeal Staff) – The winter of 2011-12 may end up being known as the winter that never was. With temps as high as 80 (two degrees shy of an all-time monthly record) last week, and more than 10 days of tree pollen alerts from the local weather service, spring is officially in full swing. This week, local residents (like it or not) can expect to start seeing spring foliage in full force with forecasted highs above 60 predicted for all but one of the next 10 days, and a predicted high for Friday at 75. This month’s warmer than average temperatures punctuated an already warm winter in Tennessee as January and December were listed as the fourth warmest on record for the contiguous United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center. The 12-month period, ending in January, was the sixth-warmest on record for the lower 48 states. For Tennessee, it was the 20th warmest January on record since 1895. December, 2011 was also 2.5 degrees warmer than average. January was 6.4 degrees warmer than average in Jackson, the nearest city for which figures are available, and was the tenth warmest January on record. December was 1.76 degrees warmer, the 26th warmest December on record. There were six days in February above 60 in Selmer and all but seven days of the month were above 50, according to the Weather Channel. Eleven days have been above 60 degrees in January. Only five days failed to get to 50 degrees. The highest temperature for this month was 70, which was reached on two different days. This winter has not only been warm but has recorded the smallest January snow cover in the 46-year period on record, according to the NCDC.

Tennessee votes on Super Tuesday By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Less than a week before Super Tuesday (March 6) candidates for the Republican presidential nomination squared off in the last scheduled debate in Mesa, Ariz. last Wednesday. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s opponents kept him on the

defensive for much of the night. Tennessee and nine other states vote on Super Tuesday, with 466 of the 1,144 delegates needed for the nomination at stake. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accused Santorum of voting to raise the debt ceiling five different times without

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INSIDE THIS WEEK

HEE HAW 25TH ANNIVERSARY

LADY CARDS STAYING ALIVE

The Hee Haw cast begins their 25th season this week PAGE 2A

AHS earns region championship, substate bid PAGE 1B

Blackburn visits county By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

U. S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn made several stops in McNairy County last Tuesday. She spoke with the Independent Appeal after the PrimeCare Medical Center ribbon cutting in Selmer. I first asked her what she had learned on her trip that would help her better represent her district. “Well, one of the things that we are hearing from our businesses is the impact of uncertainty coming out of Washington…whether it’s regulations, whether it’s Obamacare. There’s just so much uncertainty. Banks are talking about the regulatory uncertainty that is facing them. We know that is a real problem

and rolling back those regulations are going to be important. Another thing we’re hearing is with health care. It seems like our hospitals and health care providers are saying, ‘Look, there’s so many rules coming from HHS (the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services). We never know what’s going to change next and what the payment schedules, the reimbursements are going to be, so that’s problematic. Another thing we are hearing from people is that they’re very concerned that…the federal government hasn’t had a budget in over a thousand (days). The House has passed a budget, the Senate refuses to take a budget

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IRS warns of tax scam

2012 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE LEADER BOARD DELEGATE ESTIMATE AS OF FEB. 28 (1144 NEEDED TO WIN) Mitt Romney

Rick Santorum

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Delegates 47 Victories 3

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2012 GOP ELECTION RESULTS BY STATE Gingrich victory

By Christen Coulon Editor

Recently, there have been reports of scam artists using tax returns to prey on the disabled and elderly in McNairy, Madison and Hardeman Counties. These reports have prompted officials with the IRS in Tennessee issue an alert involving suspicious fliers that have been circulated in the area promising tax credits for the elderly or disabled. Pat Wilbanks, manager of the Selmer H&R Block contacted the Independent Appeal to warn citizens that she has seen local clients come into her office this year that have fallen victims to disreputable preparers this year. She said that in one case the preparer met a client at a laundry mat to do their taxes, filed a fraudulent return and took a large portion of the return for themselves leaving the unsuspecting client potentially holding the bag for the entire amount of the fraudulent

Santorum victory

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THIS WEEK’S ELECTION SCHEDULE

It’s tax time again. This year, returns are due to be e-filed or postmarked by April 17, and there are plenty of options for filers who wish to have their taxes done properly and returned quickly. This article aims to help filers cut through the red tape and make sense of the many options out there.

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DTF arrests two in meth bust By Christen Coulon Editor

Investigators with from the Selmer Police Department and the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the McNairy County Narcotics Unit arrested a man and woman on meth charges after serving a search warrant on a Bethel Springs home Feb. 20.

Following the arrest, Barry Lynn Clayton of Bethel Springs and Hollie N. Brunning of Henderson face charges on initiation to manufacture meth, promotion of meth manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule II drug (methamphetamine). Clayton was also charged with possession of a

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25 years of Hee Haw: Cast prepares for season opener this week

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The Hee Haw cast will kick off their 25th year entertaining McNairy County this week. Members of the Hee Haw cast rehearsed last Monday for their upcoming performances at the MCHS Little Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6:30. Admission for adults is $5 (ages 7-12 $3, under six free) All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

(Top left) Ray Prather playing the doctor examines Amanda Griffin and Shelia Milford during the rehearsal. (Top middle) Jill Steele and Amanda Griffin getting ready for the show. (Top right) Claire Foret, Emma Foret, Maggie Whitaker, Eastun Knight, Anna Grace Hively, and Amelia Lamberth working at the washboard last Monday. (Above left) Brian Dickey and Shawn Sisk run through their barber shop roles at last Monday’s rehearsal. (Above right) Kaye Tacker and Shelia Milford ham it up for the camera as they prepare for this week’s charity show.

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up, and here we are over a thousand days and the U. S. Senate has not passed, and the President has not signed a budget.” Blackburn said. Rep. Blackburn said she has not endorsed a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. She intends to vote in the Tennessee primary, which is March 6, but has not done so yet. When asked about President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year, Blackburn said, “Well, you know, when you have even the New York Times saying it’s not a serious governing document, it shows, you can’t spend that

TAX SCAM FROM PAGE 1A

return. “They were going in there expecting to get an elderly tax credit and the preparers are filing these people instead as self employed and saying that they were in college even though all they had was social security,” Wilbanks said. “These preparers filed a return that gave a $1,025 tax return of which the customer only received $300 (it was assumed by Wilbanks that the preparer took the rest) when there was not a refund due at all.” Wilbanks said this individual may end up having to pay back the entire $1,025 if the IRS deems this to be an incorrect amount. Wilbanks said that there is an elderly tax credit but in her experience she has never seen anyone eligible for it. “You think these people should know that if you meet them at the laundry mat that they should know better,” Wilbanks said. If you are on social security, there are no refunds out there this year for you, Wilbanks said. In previous years, there was such a refund. She said scammers can use this knowledge to target those who have gotten this refund in the past and are expecting it again this year. Earl Johnson, community bank president of BancorpSouth in Selmer shared a similar account with the Independent Appeal about one of his customers who fell victim to a tax scam recently. He said, in this case, that the scammers caught up with his client during a food drop at the local National Guard Armory in January. He said these guys were handing out fliers targeting social security recipients and the disabled. His client was owed no money for her return but got a $339 refund via direct deposit on Feb. 1. He was unaware how much of that money went back to preparer but said that this scam was potentially disastrous for his client who lives on a fixed income. “It’s gonna kill these people to have to pay back $1,000,” Johnson said. Johnson said that like many of the scams he has seen in the past, the scammers here generally go after people who need the money and want to believe this money is there for them

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kind of money and run that kind of debt. People are tired of their tax dollars being spent for programs that they don’t want, and hard-workin’ taxpayers expect more accountability from their government and with good reason.” When asked what she heard on her tour here that informed her views on health care, Blackburn said, “Well, you know…this is a fabulous facility and the fact that you’ve got residents here in McNairy County that have the opportunity to come to this wonderful center and when you see facilities like this that are being well-run and provide such access, it goes to show you how important it is for decisions to be made by patients and doctors and not some bureaucrat sitting in Washington.” even if they are presented with evidence to the contrary. “We warn people to pick your preparer wisely and to check their credentials,” said Jennifer Pollard, public information officer for IRS criminal investigation in Nashville. Pollard said that she could not discuss any information relating to specific cases in McNairy County at this time, however she said that they have worked several cases in western Tennessee involving preparer fraud recently and that many of those cases centered around Memphis. To avoid being scammed on your tax return, Pollard suggested going to a reputable preparer. Both Wilbanks and Pollard agreed that the first thing customers should ask of a preparer is how they base their fees for processing a return. Reputable preparers must sign your return, and will charge a set fee for their services. A good tax preparer should also go over all items on the return with you and should be able to explain every item on the return with you. “(Reputable preparers) will charge a set fee for a return,” Pollard said. Fees should never be based on percent of your refund.” Pollard said that in cases of preparer fraud they usually charge a percent of the tax refund. If they are charging based on percentage, if the preparer gets them a larger refund, the preparer gets more money. “Always get a copy of your return and make sure the preparer signs the return,” Pollard said. “Do not sign a blank return.” Even in cases of preparer fraud, the filer is still responsible for their own return. Pollard said that if there was a situation where someone was not supposed to get a return and a fraudulent preparer ran up the refund and then took a percentage of that refund, then the filer would be responsible for the entire amount of the fraudulent return, even the percentage taken by the preparer. “You are ultimately responsible for every item on return,” Pollard said. Pollard said that if consumers suspect that they have been the victim of a fraud they should file form 3949a with the IRS. These forms are available from the IRS website at www.irs.gov/ pub/irs-pdf/f3949a. The Independent Appeal will continue to investigate this story, and will report on any breaks in this potential tax fraud case targeting local citizens.

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On the question of the payroll tax cut, Blackburn said, “Well, you know, we are all for lower taxes and the bill that came back to us on the conference report was something that I could just not vote for because it had no spending reductions. It had provisions that would allow the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to encumber or diminish the spectrum auctions and one of our goals is to get more broadband out to rural areas, and allowing the FCC to put net neutrality provisions on those auctions will make it harder to get broadband out to our rural areas. I didn’t like that. I think that there’s a better way to do this. The other things is, we had this entire issue with the payroll tax, but we didn’t do anything to address the solvency of the Social

METH BUST FROM PAGE 1A

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Santorum replied that the debt, which is now as large as the amount of goods and services the economy produces in a year, the gross domestic product, fell from 68 to 64 percent of GDP, during his two terms as Senator. Santorum brought up the fact that he voted for the No Child Left Behind program, though he said he wished he hadn’t voted for it. “It was against the principles I believed in, but, you know, when you’re part of the team, sometimes you take one for the team, for the leader, and I made a mistake,” Santorum said. He said he never voted to raise taxes but that Romney raised $700 million in taxes and fees when he was Governor. Santorum accused Romney of proposing raising taxes on the top 1 percent of taxpayers as the Occupy Wall Street movement has proposed. Romney replied that he has proposed cutting taxes by 20 percent on all taxpayers. He also said he would only support increasing the debt ceiling if a cut, cap and balance approach to the federal budget were in place. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was asked by moderator John King of debate sponsor CNN why Paul was running an ad questioning the fiscal conservatism of all of his opponents and calling Santorum a fake. “Because he’s a fake,” Paul replied. “I’m real,” replied Santorum. “I find it really fascinating that, when people are running for office, they’re really fiscally

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Security Trust Fund and it was a missed opportunity. I’ve had a bill since 2005 that would require the Social Security Trust Fund to be held offline and not to spend those Social Security Trust Fund dollars. We needed to do that and I think it’s a shame that we’ve wasted that opportunity.” “Religious freedom is something I’m always going to support, and it should be of concern to every single person in this country. This area’s been such a forceful attack on our First Amendment freedoms…I think everybody should be very concerned about this,” was Blackburn’s response to a question about the Obama Administration’s regulations on contraception and the controversy over whether they violate Freedom of Religion.

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Wilbanks said that her service will refund fees if their clients can find a way to legally get more money back on their return, and said that they even offer a service that will pay missed taxes in addition to penalties and interest on a return for an additional fee. The main benefits of using a preparation service are for the peace of mind that your return is done correctly, the ease of use, as well as the e-filing service that will get your return back to you within 10-21 days this year.

Self Filing Another options for filers is to self file their taxes using either a paper form (available online and at many public libraries and other government-sponsored institutions) or to file electronically. For those of you who plan to file the traditional way, using paper and pen, the experience can be complicated and time consuming and comes with the risk of filing a return with errors since there is no one checking your work. Another drawback to using the traditional filing method is the long wait for your return as your letter must go through the mail then wait at a processing center for the letter to be opened, filed, and hand checked by the IRS. Using this method, filers can expect a return to be processed in weeks or months, not days as with other methods. Doing your taxes at home on your computer can be much easier and can net you a return as fast as using a preparer, however it does require much more attention to detail and the potential liability of penalties and interest if the return is filed with errors. This year, all e-filing software services such as TurboTax are required to offer a free service to consumers who wish to file their taxes online. The free versions can be found easily and filed electronically. Many of these software services also offer paid versions of their software that offer many of the same protections that a reputable preparation service would offer at a comparable price. However, either way one chooses to do the e-file at home, the burden of preparing the return, as well as, gathering necessary documents and converting them to an electronic format is placed on the filer. For more information on which tax forms you should be using, federal income tax filing, or specific questions on tax regulations please visit www.irs.gov.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012

Arrest made in county shooting By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

A Ramer man was arrested by McNairy County Sheriff’s Deputies after he allegedly shot at home. According to the incident report provided by the Sheriff’s Department, deputies received a call last Saturday to come to Eaglewood Apartments in Selmer to assist Selmer police officers. Upon arrival, Deputy Joshua Gilbert, came in contact with a woman who told him that David Wesley Weatherly, 36, told her that he was waiting in the woods by her house to get home and that he had shot up the side of her house. Gilbert and Deputy Danny Pinson went to the house on Gravel Hill Road in Ramer and observed several spots in the siding that appeared to have been caused by a shotgun on the interior

side of the wall. They discovered several spots where the shot had come through the wall. Three shot pellets were found inside the residence where they had penetrated the wall. Deputies then went to Weatherly’s residence at 6217 Highway 45 South in an attempt to make contact with him. After they knocked on the door, Weatherly came out and was taken into custody. Deputies then went into the residence to retrieve the shotgun. They smelled a strong odor of marijuana upon entering the residence. Weatherly admitted to smoking and that the marijuana found was his. Weatherly was then transported to the to the McNairy County jail. Weatherly was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a Schedule VI substance and vandalism and is currently being held at the McNairy County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

No fatalities reported in string of county wrecks

STAFF PHOTOS BY JEFF WHITTEN AND ANDREW ALEXANDER

A string of single-vehicle county accidents were reported this week, however, luckily no fatalities were reported from these wrecks. (Above) A wreck near Lakeview Baptist Church in Selmer last Friday slowed afternoon traffic. (Left) A car is left heavly damaged after smashing into a tree on Pleasant Site Road last Thursday. (Right) A black 1994 Jeep Laredo was traveling south last Friday on State Route 224, while approaching a curve, ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a trash bin, a metal culvert, became airborne and overturned, according to a crash report provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The car was driven by Joseph Paul Hebert, 33, of Adamsville. He was cited for the alleged violations of a second driving under the influence, seat belt law, failure to drive in lane and financial responsibility. Trooper Kennie Lamberth responded to the accident.

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On Monday, Feb. 20, the Guys board of aldermen met in regular session and approved the Jan. 16 meeting minutes and financial report unanimously. In old business they requested attorney Ryan Feeney to present a debt policy at the next meeting. Feeney relayed that citizen Larry Stewart still had issues and was requesting research on the easements and issues related to improvements made on his property that he felt decreased the value of his land when a culvert was put in some time ago. “He asked that ditch to be dug,” stated Alderman Rinehart. “There is space between the highway and ditch and people park on the highway side of the ditch,” Rinehart continued. Feeney plans to contact Stewart on behalf of the board. Citizen Harry Wade is requesting the board look into the statute regarding the 12 o’clock rule for his establishment as he is requesting a one-time allowance to remain open for a private party during which time no alcohol shall be served. Feeney will look into the rule and get back with Wade regarding request. The board discussed the need for the purchase of gravel, rock and diesel for the tractor for road repair and grass trimming. Mayor Keith Rinehart relayed that there are 10 tons of donated coal mix remaining. Mayor Rinehart also relayed that Norfolk Southern Railroad committed to get all railroad crossings back to 100 percent as soon as the cross ties were installed. The company recently upgraded approximately 15 miles of railroad that goes through the Guys community. Pickwick Electric notified the city that a potential halogen bulb that appears to stay on is contributing to additional costs on their utility bill. The board will look into this and identify the problem to correct. The board approved a motion by Alderman Chris Howard, to appoint Cody Comer Assistant Fire Chief. Current Fire Chief Perry Strickland is required to work many nights and the appointment will allow the department coverage without disrupting operations. “Cody does a good job and if Perry has to work we can move on with business,” said Mayor Rinehart. The Mayor also relayed that after his recent meeting with Comcast representative Patricia Collins, regarding local TV and internet service, the town ran an advertisement for any citizen to get their name, number and address to him to share with Comcast regarding their desire to have service in Guys. A handful of responses were received to date, according to the Mayor. The board also discussed receipt of a letter from Jack Cheshier thanking the city for their $500 donation to the Children’s Shopping Spree held in December for area needy children. The board approved unanimously a $500 donation to the McNairy County Literacy Council. “The board challenges other towns to get involved and make a donation to support literacy,” said Mayor Rinehart. Citizen Will Luster requested the city place some reflectors or warning on S. Gin Road in a curve that runs by his property. Two vehicles have run off the road recently causing damage to his property, according to Luster. The board agreed to address the concern and will determine the best course of action and report at the next meeting. A motion to pay all city bills was made prior to adjournment.

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House fire in Ramer destroys historic home Foreclosures down in January By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Staff Photo By Jeff Whitten

There was a fire last Thursday at a Ramer house on 138 Chewalla Rd. The house, which is probably going to end up a total loss, according to Ramer Fire Chief Jamie Robertson, was owned by Andrew Parrish. The historic house was built in 1906. “The fire was contained to the east end of the house, but there was smoke and water damage throughout,” Robertson said. Firefighters from Ramer, Eastview and Chewalla responded to the fire. According to Robertson the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This week in Civil War history February 22, 1862 Jefferson Davis, who resigned as a U.S. Senator from Mississippi is inaugurated as the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. Alexander Stephens is sworn in as Vice President. February 23, 1862 Union Gen. U. S. Grant orders Brig. Gen. William “Bull” Nelson, commander of the Fourth Division of the Army of the Ohio, to advance on Nashville. Gen. Albert Sydney Johnston withdraws the Western Army of the Confederacy from the Tennessee capital. Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest assumes command of the city, with his 4,000 man cavalry force. He supervises the withdrawal of several million dollars of ordinance machinery, several important government officials and of Maj. Gen. William Hardee’s Army of Central Kentucky to Alabama. February 24, 1862 Willie Lincoln’s funeral is held. He was the third of son of President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. He died on Feb. 20 at the age of 11, most likely from typhoid fever from drinking contaminated water. February 25, 1862 Union Gen. William “Bull” Nelson occupies Nashville. Brig. Gen. Don Carlos Buell, the commander of the Army of the Ohio, accepts Nashville’s surrender. This is the first Confederate state capital to fall. The U.S. Congress passes the Legal Tender Act, which put $450 million of paper money, not backed by gold, into circulation, in order to fund the Civil War. February 28, 1862 Ford’s Theater, in Washington, D.C. closes for renovation. President Abraham Lincoln would later be assassinated here. Union Gen. John Pope begins his march from Commerce, Mo., to attack New Madrid, Mo. After the evacuation of Columbus, Ky., Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, commander of the Confederate Army of the Mississippi, has chosen nearby Island No. 10, about 60 miles south of Columbus, as the location of his Mississippi River defenses.

Saw Meal to reopen By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The Saw Meal Restaurant will arise from the ashes after flames engulfed it last November. Several local contractors are working feverishly to remodel the Old Country Butcher Shop in Adamsville for a planned April 1 reopening, according to Michelle Geiger, who along with Randy Geiger, owns the restaurant. Geiger told the Independent Appeal last Thursday that the remodeling was going good. “We’re still going to have wood, but it’s going to have a different look. We don’t want to give it away. We still want to incorporate saw mill lumber,” she said. Some people have donated old photos and barn wood, she said. “We want to put a little Adamsville and McNairy County history in the Saw Meal,” she said.

People may still submit old photos,” Geiger said. Anyone wishing to submit a photo may call (731) 632-5111 or bring it by the restaurant. Including the pawn shop building, the restaurant will have space for as many people as it did at its previous location, Geiger said. Geiger said she could not say exactly how many of the 38 previous employees would be back, but said they were all welcome to come back to their jobs. “Yes, that’s an understatement. We are anxious to get back to work. We appreciate the support from our community and surrounding communities,” Geiger said. The restaurant and coffee shop, along with the Dance Academy were damaged in a fire on Nov. 28. It had been open for three years before that. It had been run by the Geigers for the past year and by Sammy and Sherry Kiser, for two years before that.

There were 5 foreclosures in McNairy County in January, according to RealtyTrac. This was down from 12 in December, 2011 and down from 21 in May of that year. This represented a rate of 1 foreclosure in 2,387 homes. This was down from December’s rate of 1 in 989 and May’s rate of 1 in 1,170. Numbers were only available for Finger and Guys, each with two and Bethel Springs, which had one. Guys and Finger each had an increase of one foreclosure over the previous month. The number of foreclosures in Bethel Springs was unchanged. Bethel Springs had 1 in 1,750, little changed from the 1 in 1,756 the previous month. Finger had 1 foreclosure in 434 homes up from the 1 in 829 foreclosure rate the previous month. Guys had 1 foreclosure in 152 homes, up from its rate of 1 in 335 rate the previous month. There were 130 homes listed for sale in McNairy County, up from 118 in January but up from nine in July. There were 29 bank-owned properties, up from 25 in September but down from 85 in May. There were 30 homes sold in January, unchanged from De-

cember, 2011 but down from 42 in May, 2011. The average asking price for McNairy County homes for sale was $77,662, down from $90,485 in December 2011 and from $140,598 in May. Hardin County had the lowest foreclosure rate of surrounding counties with 1 in 3,487, down from 1 in 1,950 the previous month and from 1 in 320 in May. Tennessee had 2,107 foreclosures, down from 3,141 in December 2011 and from 2.376 in May. The foreclosure rate in Tennessee was 1 in 1,335, down from 1 in 885 in December 2011 and from 1,170 in May 2011. Nationally, housing starts for single family homes in January were at an annual rate of 500,000, down 12 percent over the revised December, 2011 figure, according to a joint news release from the U. S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Existing home sales rose 4.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.57 million in January from a downwardly revised 4.38 million in December, 2011 and are 0.7 percent above the 4.54 million unit level in January 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors. The national median existing-home price was $154,700, down from 2 percent from January 2011.

Where in McNairy Staff photo by Andrew Alexander

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 entry 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 to Styles & Profiles Beauty College in Selmer. The Independent Appeal is not responsible for lost, misdirected or undelivered emails. Week 15’s winner was Leslie Garner of Finger, who correctly guessed that the 14 mile speed limit sign is on the entry way to Masco Bath, (formerly Aqua Glass) in Adamsville, Tenn. Garner won a $15 gift card to the Mid-Town Pharmacy in Selmer.

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Confederate submarine to be exhibited at Shiloh 150th By Jeff Whitten

the sea without a trace. This was the last successful sinking of a warship by a submarine until World War I. Since its sinking, explorers and treasure hunters have tried A replica of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship, the CSS Hunley, will be displayed as part of the Shiloh 150th anni- to find the Hunley. The great showman P. T. Barnum even ofversary, according to the Blue Gray Alliance website. A full scale fered a $100,000 reward for finding the vessel. On May 3, 1995, author and advenreplica of the vessel will be on display at turer Clive Cussler found the Hunley Shiloh March 31 and April 1. However, the just outside Charleston harbor. The vessel will not be coming to Adamsville sub was intact and remarkably well due to scheduling problems, according preserved 30 feet down and under to Renee Moss, Buford Pusser Home and three feet of sediment. Museum Curator. Cussler spent around $130,000 The sub became the first to sink an enfrom his underwater action novels emy warship when it sank the USS Housearching for the submarine. satonic on Feb. 17, 1864 in Charleston The Hunley was powered with a harbor. hand crank that was turned by four The Hunley is being exhibited during men. the Shiloh anniversary because it has a CSS Hunley It was originally designed to drag connection with the battle. Its commanda torpedo on a line. The Hunley would er, Lt. George E. Dixon, fought at Shiloh. Dixon was wounded there and legend has it that a gold coin dive under the ship. Once the torpedo made contact with the given to him by his sweetheart he carried in his pants pocket ship, it would explode, but heavy seas and currents made this saved his life when a mini ball hit the coin rather than hitting a danger to the Hunley. For this reason, this type of torpedo was replaced with a him directly in the leg. A coin was found with his remains that was deformed and had traces of lead on it. A letter from close bow mounted one. It was designed to be rammed into the hull friend James A. Williams, who fought at Shiloh, to his wife, men- of a ship. The torpedo was fastened onto spar with a barb on tions that Dixon was shot in the hip but the ball hit a gold coin. the end. The barb would attach the torpedo to the ship, deThe explosion caused the Housatonic to burn for three min- taching it from the spar. A line from the torpedo to the subutes before it sank. Three sailors were killed. The Hunley sur- marine would spool out as the submarine would reverse its faced and signaled its successful mission with a blue magne- course. Once the sub was at a safe distance, the warhead would sium light. Minutes later, the Hunley and its crew vanished into be detonated. Head News Writer

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Who will be the next Habitat Homeowner?

(Submitted) — McNairy County Habitat for Humanity is ready to build the fifth house now that the weather is getting better. They are looking for another family to qualify for calling it home. Habitat homeowners must have lived in McNairy County for at least a year. The house will be a basic decent home built with an emphasis on low utility costs and efficient maintenance. The family needs to have a monthly income of $1,000 to $2,000 and a reasonable record of paying their debts. Monthly payments are running under $300 because Habitat uses what they call “the economics of Jesus” – no profit is added to the cost and no interest is charged. Volunteers and the new homeowners help build the house. As Habitat families make their payments, that money is used with donations from individuals and businesses to help build the house. Your gifts will go on building God’s Kingdom long after you are dead and gone. Prayerfully consider this. It means all the world to a family to live in a decent home, warm and dry; for the children to not be embarrassed to ask their friends over; to know they always have some place in this world to come home to after they’re on their own. As our founder, Millard Fuller, used to say, “If God had wanted his people to live like rats he would have put tails on them.” Do you know of some family living in substandard housing, maybe in your own church, who would feel this is the answer to their prayers? Don’t just put this down and forget about it. Jesus won’t pick up the phone and make this happen. He’s depending on you. Call (731) 645-7514.

STATE OF TENNESSEE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE • MARCH 6, 2012 OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOT REPUBLICAN BALLOT STATE OF TENNESSEE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION REPUBLICAN BALLOT McNAIRY COUNTY MARCH 6, 2012 PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

“I hereby declare my preference for candidate for the office of President of the United States to be as follows.” Vote for One (1)

DELEGATES AT LARGE

Delegate candidates are listed in alphabetical order by Presidential candidate. Vote for Fourteen (14) Contest Continued

** No child shall be eligible to enter the first grade after July 1, 1994 without having attended an approved kindergarten program. Provided, however, that a child meeting the requirements of the State Board of Education for transfer and/or admission as determined by the State Commissioner of Education may be admitted by a LEA, notwithstanding any other provision or act to the contrary. ** Reference - Section 30-BEP

PRE-K 4 2012-2013 REGISTRATION Pre-K 4 registration begins March 5, 2012 at each of the following McNAIRY COUNTY SCHOOLS: Adamsville Elementary Bethel Springs Elementary Michie Elementary

DELEGATES AT LARGE

Delegate candidates are listed in alphabetical order by Presidential candidate. Vote for Fourteen (14)

Ramer Elementary Selmer Elementary

Applications are available in the school office. Children may be registered without the following information, but eligibility cannot be determined without the proofs of residency and income. 1. Certified copy of birth certificate 2. Copy of immunization record - available at Health Dept. 3. Copy of physical examination (Doctor’s signature required) 4. Copy of social security card 5. Two (2) proofs of residency Ex.-utility, phone, or other bills. 6. One (1) proof of income Ex.- check stub, most current W-2 form, or food stamp number. Criteria for Pre-K program: --Transportation must be provided by parent/guardian for entire year. --Child must live in McNairy County. --Length of school day is 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. --Students not eligible to attend the Project Enrich after school program. --Family income is used to help determine eligibility.

ELECTION NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a Presidential Preference Primary will be held in all precincts in McNairy County on March 6, 2012. This is a Primary, voter must declare party. Voters will be required to present a government issued photo ID.

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

THE POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 9:00 A.M. AND CLOSE AT 7:00 P.M. Voting Locations are as follows:

Adamsville ............... Adamsville Civic Center Bethel Springs .......... Bethel Springs Community Center Courthouse SE ......... Selmer Civic Center Center (in the gym) Cypress..................... Big Hill Pond Fire Station Eastview ................... Eastview Civic Center Finger ....................... Finger Civic Center Guys ......................... Guys Community Center Lawton ..................... Lawton Community Center Leapwood................. Leapwood Community Center McNairy ................... McNairy Fire Station Michie ...................... Michie Civic Center North East ................ Selmer Civic Center (in the gym) North Selmer ............ Selmer Civic Center (in the gym) Purdy ........................ Purdy Community Center Ramer ....................... Ramer Civic Center Rose Creek ............... Rose Creek Fire Station Stantonville .............. Stantonville Civic Center

HAVE YOU MOVED? Voters are required to vote in the precinct in which they reside. You may correct your name or address by writing or coming by the Election Office through February 28, 2012. If you wait until election day, extra paper work must be completed and you may be sent to another polling place in order to vote a correct ballot. If there are questions about needed accommodations in the voting process call 645-6432. McNairy County Election Commission Paul Estes, Chairman • Mary Ruth Mills, Sec. Dwight Garner, Janice Maness, Wayne Elam Attest: Joanie Collins, Administrator of Elections

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STATE OF TENNESSEE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION DEMOCRATIC BALLOT McNAIRY COUNTY MARCH 6, 2012

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Prime Care Medical Center receives MRA Community Betterment Award By Janet Rail Publisher

On Jan. 28, the McNairy Regional Alliance presented the Community Betterment Award to Prime Care Medical Center in recognition of the recent construction of two new medical centers in downtown Selmer and Adamsville. Prime Care founding partners Dr. Mike Smelser and Dr. Jim King started in private practice over 25 years ago with the same dedication to quality care they have today. In their early years, the medical staff consisted of Dr. Jim’s father, the late Dr. Darryl King, his sister Laura King Melaro, Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Smelser and Sherry Moore, Nurse Practitioner who remains on staff today. Smelser and King founded Prime Care in 1995. The Medical Center has grown tremendously with two new locations built in Selmer and Adamsville allowing their diagnostic capability to increase significantly and driving their mission to deliver Patient Centered Medical Home care. They also have a location in Henderson, Tenn. PCMH is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, youth and adults. The PCMH setting strives to facilitate partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. “The goal is to focus on the patient and patient’s needs not the needs of the physician,” said King. This concept is a team concept where the physician is the team leader working with nurses and other health care professionals to drive quality patient care. The practice now boasts seven board certified physicians, and over 60 employees covering Selmer, Adamsville and Henderson locations. The medical staff consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, lab technicians, X-ray technicians, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Smelser, a McNairy County native, graduated from Adamsville High School in ’67 and is the son of Alpha Smelser and the late Marie Gilchrist Smelser. After college, Smelser told a local politician he was interested in going to medical

Staff Photos by Janet Rail

(Left) Dr. Mike Smelser in the Prime Care Medical Center x-ray room located in Adamsville. (Right) Dr. Jim King standing beside the GE 64 slice CT scanner at the Prime Care Medical Center in Selmer. school. At that time there was only one physician in town so the City of Adamsville sponsored a scholarship fund (Adamsville Doctor Scholarship Plan) managed by the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tenn. “I did not use all the money the town raised for me to go to medical school so Dr. John Vinson, Dr. Greg Mitchell and another physician who did not return to the area, all used the scholarship fund as well but he was required to return his funds,” said Smelser. Smelser completed his residency at UT in Internal Medicine working at the City of Memphis Hospital (The Med) and the VA Hospital. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. Smelser primarily works at the Adamsville office which offers a full service laboratory, x-ray and a pharmacy located on site, East Main Pharmacy. The offices are open six days a week with half days on Saturdays. “We have top notch staff that work and live in this community. They care about the practice, but they also care about their community,” said Smelser. “We’ve recruited good people. We have an aging physician population with several looking to retire over the next five years or so. We are prepared to offer con-

tinued stability and growth to the community with the younger generation of physicians,” continued Smelser. The Adamsville office is designed to accommodate three practicing physicians. “We would like to have the third physician on board before I retire,” stated Smelser. Smelser, a pilot, enjoys gardening and lives in Eastview with his wife Judy. He has two step-daughters, Blair and Amanda and four grandchildren. “There is not a lot of incentive to come to a rural area, but with this practice, we have a lot of physicians to cover and we share the load equally,” said Dr. John Vinson. Dr. Jim King, a native of Henderson, Tenn., primarily practices in Selmer and Henderson. “My father was a physician so I grew up with medicine. I knew what it looked like and I wanted what my dad had. It is one job where you can visit your friends all day,” said King. He is the son of Jean King and the late Dr. Darryl King of Henderson, Tenn. King graduated from the University of Tennessee College Of Medicine in ’82. King also completed his residency at UT in Memphis in Family Medicine and is board certified. After settling down to practice, King and his wife Sandra, who reside in Sel-

mer, have watched their family grow to include three children and the recent addition of two grandchildren. In addition to enjoying his children, John, Emily, and Ben, grow up and play sports, King has a passion for the political side of medicine. In 2008-2009 King served as President of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). “It is hard for a practicing physician to fulfill that role. My partners were so great to cover me, as I was out of the office over 200 days during that period,” said King. King traveled all over the U.S. and met with President Obama while lobbying for primary care, Medicare reimbursement issues and was very active with healthcare legislation. He flew with the Blue Angels which was a thrill according to King. The new Selmer location offers an Imaging Center with a GE 64 slice CT Scan, ultrasound, X-ray, echocardiograms, a dexa scan for osteoporosis, a full service laboratory, a physical therapy suite with a treadmill and plans to develop cardiac rehab in the future. In addition, Prime Care has partnered with The Jackson Clinic to provide physician specialists to include orthopedics, cardiology, urology, podiatry, and

plans to add an Ear, Nose and Throat physician and a gynecologist. The center has a local optometrist Andrea Mitchell, and a full service pharmacy on site, Mid-Town Pharmacy. “I am proud of the quality of care we provide. We have also improved with a fast track program. If a patient calls and needs to be seen, we will see that patient within 30 minutes of their arrival, but they have to see the first available physician for that specific problem,” said King. Patients also have access online to their medical records. We have electronic medical records and with our new portal, www.primecaremedical.us, they can retrieve information and maintain confidentiality with their specific pin number. “It is always nice to be recognized by the community for what you do. We were upgrading our facilities and making the community a better place, so I am happy to be recognized and honored by the McNairy Regional Alliance,” said King. Prime Care Medical Center has a process of continuous improvement and has plans for future growth to support the community’s health care needs and actively advocates their voice through AAFP on pertinent healthcare issues.

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MCNAIRY COUNTY CHURCH DIRECTORY

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

Primitive Baptist: Better Hope Primitive Baptist 4235 Leapwood-Enville Rd., Adamsville Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service, preaching at 11 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Adamsville 222 West Main Street, Adamsville Phil Mitchell, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m.

Selmer Primitive Baptist Church 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs 142 Jackson St., Bethel Springs Ben Martin, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.

Southern: Central Baptist Church 675 Dowty Road, Selmer Bro. Oscar White, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Adamsville Freewill Baptist Church Old Shiloh Road Adamsville, TN 38310 Marcus Morrow, Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m. Sunday night 5:00 p.m. (with exception of 1st Chapel Hill Baptist & 3rd Sunday) TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3:00 p.m., 6371 Vernie Kirk Rd., Pocahontas Bro. Frank Bell, Pastor Wednesday night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. • Wed.: 7:00 p.m. Solitude Freewill Baptist Church

414 Meeks Rd., Adamsville Shane Thompson, Pastor Sunday: 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Independent: Calvary Baptist Church Hwy. 22 North, Adamsville Pastor: Jimmy Cates Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Faith Baptist Church 1301 Peach St., Selmer Dr. S. Freed Ware, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Fellowship Baptist Church 1308 High School Rd., Selmer Pastor: J.D. Matlock Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Baptist Church Finger Finger-Leapwood Rd., Finger Rev. Bobby Bray Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Locke Rd. Baptist Locke Road, Selmer Jim Outland, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. / Wed. 7 p.m. Lighthouse Baptist Church 1780 Mulberry Ave. Selmer Jorgen Runquest, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.

Chewalla Baptist Church 190 Chewalla St., Ramer Richard Doyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Clear Creek Baptist Church 1728 Lawton Rd., Selmer Chuck Castles, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 8:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church 6515 Hwy 57 East, Michie, TN 38357 Pastor: K. Brian Rainey Music & Youth Director: Cameron Miller Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7:00 p.m. Cypress Creek First Baptist Church 14 Falcon St., Selmer Pastor: Clifford Wynn Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sun. 10 a.m. / Wed. 7 p.m. Eastview Baptist Church Hwy. 45 S., Eastview, TN Rob Burnes, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Falcon Baptist Church 777 Falcon Rd., Selmer Bro. Mark Hoover, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Michie 5658 Hwy 22 S., Michie James Hardin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. First Baptist Church of Selmer 310 W. Court Avenue, Selmer Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Joy Foster Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Good Hope Baptist 678 Good Hope Church Rd., Adamsville Tim Elrod, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Nate Penland, Pastor Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:15 p.m. Gravel Hill Baptist Church 86 Tom Baker Rd., Ramer Pastor: Bro. Eric Jones Church Phone: 645-6776 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Lakeview Baptist Church 877 W. Cherry, Selmer Bro. Harold King Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday: 10:15 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:15 p.m. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Spr. Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy, TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

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Pleasant Site Baptist Church 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Ramer Baptist Church 3899 Hwy. 57 West, Ramer James Young, Pastor Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Unity Baptist Church Unity Church Road, Ramer Dr. Ronald Meeks, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville Bro. David Simmons, Pastor Church of Christ: Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy. 22 S., Michie Joe Story, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Ray Wilson, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Cypress Tank Church of Christ 2645 Cypress Tank Rd., Pocahontas Dr. Brian Jackson, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Eastside Church of Christ 1366 E. Poplar, Selmer Luke DeLavergne, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Church of God of Prophecy:

Church of God of Prophecy Hwy. 22 N., Adamsville Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 1642 Curtis Hill Church Rd., Bethel Springs Richard Horner, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 3886 Main St., Bethel Springs James Lawson, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Michie Church of God of Prophecy 6681 Hwy. 57 East, Michie Roy Bennett, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Cumberland Presbyterian:

Pebble Hill Methodist Ch. 2768 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Rev. Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.

Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st. Saturday: 8 a.m.

Stantonville United Methodist Church 8351 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN David Harstin, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.

Bethel Springs Seventh Day Adventist 4352 Main St., Bethel Springs John Johnston, Pastor Saturday Worship: 9 a.m. Sabbath School: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Sulphur Springs United Methodist Located on Sulphur Springs Rd., Selmer Jim Barber, Pastor Children’s Church: 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Union Grove United Methodist Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday School: 10:20 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:20 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study: 6 p.m. Mt. Vinson United Methodist 2100 Tommy Sanders Rd, Stantonville Glen Scott, Pastor Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 Pentecostal:

Court Ave. Cumberland Presbyterian Church 234 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.

Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.

Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

Bethel Springs United Pentecostal 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs Jeff Young, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy. 45 S., Selmer Donald Woods, Minister

New Salem Cumberland Presbyerian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.

Fourth Street Church of Christ 142 N. Fourth St., Selmer Jeremy Weekley, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church New Bethel Road Rev. Jeff Powell Worship Service: 9:45 a.m.

First United Pentecostal Eastview 7810 Hwy 45 S., Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Monday: 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7:15 p.m.

Liberty Church of Christ 1005 North Liberty Road Michie, TN 38357 731-239-4500 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.

The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Highway 57 West Ramer, TN Gateway Holiness Chapel Pastor: Albert Brown 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Michael Price, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Sunday: 2 p.m. Thursday: 7 p.m. Methodist:

Stantonville Church of Christ 8228 Hwy. 142, Stantonville Larry Redmond, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

Church of God:

Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.

Bethel Springs Church of God 1814 Buena Vista Rd., Bethel Springs Aaron Moss, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Center Ridge Pentecostal Church of God 910 Center Ridge Rd., Bethel Springs Rev. Terry Resley, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 Sunday Morning Service: 10:45 Sunday Night Service: 5:30 Wednesday: 7:00 Piney Grove Church of God 888 Rose Creek Rd., Selmer Rev. Tracy Sanders, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 265, Selmer Rev. Terry Presson Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: Supper 6:15 p.m. & Studies 7 p.m. Lebanon United Methodist Church 250 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. New Hope United Methodist Church Sticine Road Michie, TN Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. David Harstin, Pastor

Presbyterian: Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Rev. Dr. Larry W. (Bud) Sizemore Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church USA 800 Poplar Ave., Selmer Dr. James Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Roman Catholic: St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

Seventh-Day Adventist:

Other/Non-Denominational: A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Believers’ Church 1431 Peach St., Selmer Bill Linam, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Christian Church 133 N. Third St., Selmer Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. City of Refuge Church 300 Emmons Rd., Selmer C.A. “Skeet” Jackson, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Faith Pointe Church 440 Hwy. 64, Adamsville Marcus Whitman, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 7 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. For info call 731-434-0097 www.onechurchnow.com

Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.

Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. www.lifewindchurch.com Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Paul Henley, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. World of Truth Church Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Larry Cooksey, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. God’s Way Church 1121 Peach Street, Selmer Kerry Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Thursday night: 7 p.m. Moores School House Full Gospel Fellowship Church 115 Tull Road, Selmer 731-646-1837 David Paseur, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Harvest Bible College Harvest Evangelistic Intl. Ministries Inc. 349 Old Hwy 45 S, Guys Roger Reece, Pastor Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Petra Ministries Church 393 S. 6th Street Selmer, TN 38375 Phone 731-434-1002 Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday Night: 6:00 P.M. Thursday Bible Study: 7:00 P.M. Pastors, Paul and Bonnie Young


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by Nancy Wardlow Kennedy This is the last Looking Back Sixty Years Ago by Nancy Kennedy. I have enjoyed doing these articles for the past three years and I hope you have enjoyed reading them. Sad to say , 1951 is the last year I have. Mrs. Carrroll Walker has been appointed as the Chairman of the 1952 Mother’s March on Polio in McNairy County. It’s a time honored Danish custom to save every dish which comes to grief (cracked or broken) during the year and hurl them against the front door of friends and neighbors on new Year’s Eve. The tossers are supposed to toss and run, but not too fast. Before they get away, the householder is supposed to open the door and invite them in for coffee and donuts. My Neighbors by Bill Paulson: ‘The way they spend money in Washington, they must think you can eat your cake and still have it too.’ Tennessee’s first known ‘water table’ for studying shock wave patterns beyond the sonic barrier - such as those set up by supersonic jets and guided missiles - has been constructed for the University of Tennessee’ mechanical engineering department. Tennessee will really strut, come New Year’s Day down in New Orleans. With orange colored spats serving as a fitting motif for the occasion, more than 13,000 Tennesseans will ‘take over’ the Louisiana city and will not turn loose until the last bit of sweets is drained from the Sugar Bowl. The University of Tennessee band will lead the army of Tennesseans who will travel to New Orleans to see U-T’s national championship football squad in action against the University of Maryland Terrapins. Last week East High of Memphis; A and B teams came to Selmer to engage the local squads. The visitors went home with two defeats. The B teams took the floor opener and the final score was Selmer 41 and East High 34. Lineup: Dancer 9, Wolfe 3, Hockaday 9, D Carter 9, Wyatt 4. Subs: Roland 4, Ashe, Byrd, Jordan 3, Osborn, Bodiford. The A game was a thriller in the first quarter. The Selmer Lions, with superior accuracy in their shots, forged ahead all through the game. Lineup: McClain 34, Bob Kirk 12, R Carter 15, Bill Kirk 10, McCullar 14. Subs: Farris 2, Moore, Barron 2, Kinchen, P Kirk. On Saturday night Selmer played Adamsville at Adamsville. The games were delayed an hour because of a slick floor. The Adamsville girls won 30 to 24. Lineup: Adamsville: Young 9, Morris 19, Killingsworth 2, Seaton, Littlefield, Matlock. Selmer: Plunk 3, A Smith 14, Raines 6, Richards, Watson, Joplin. Sub: Davis 1. Selmer boys won over Adamsville boys 52 to 26. Line-

up: Selmer: McClain 26, Bob Kirk 12, R Cater 7, Bill Kirk 4, McCullar 3, Subs: Farris, P Kirk. Adamsville: Rickman 6, Wicker 2, Blanton 5, Christopher 1, Brush 12. Sub: Cagle. We are unable to show other county games because the coaches failed to make the official reports. Ramer, Adamsville and Bethel Springs played games that have not been reported. Not enough hunters know how to keep their game once they bag them. They also do not agree on how to hang birds. Some hang them by the head and some by the feet. Either way is good. The most important thing is to keep you game dry and give it plenty of fresh air. It is best to carry birds by a strap rather than in a hunting coat. It doesn’t take long for a badly shot bird to ruin your coat. News of the Colored by Lula Prather - Miss Lela Berta Irving became the bride of Mr Kendall Moore. Sgt Eddie ‘Bud’ Westbrook is home visiting his mother, Mrs Ardell Westbrook and other relatives. Pvt H B Smith is home on furlough with his parents, Mr and Mrs Edd Smith. Pfc Elmer Wynn was home for the holidays with his wife Ruby and son. Pfc Jimmy A Wilson is home from camp for the holidays with his mother, Mrs Reba Patton. A joint Sunday School and Christmas program was held at the Mt Zion Church at the regular Sunday School hour. The ‘Babe of Bethlehem’ was presented by the senior class of Mt Zion and Mrs Jewel Ledbetter’s class of Roach Chapel Me. Stantonville by Mrs Edgar Smith - Both Garvin Chandler and Troy Chandler were home with their parents Mr and Mrs Carl Chandler for Christmas. The boys are in the Army. It seems that the people of this community really enjoyed a very Merry Christmas this year. Because of reasonably good weather, many relatives from other cities and states were able to be with homefolks. I’m sure one of the oldest citizens of this community ‘ Uncle Ephriam Michie’ has probably seen more Christmases than the rest. He was 92 years old in September. He spent the day Sunday in the home of Mr and Mrs Martin Smith with their children and grandchildren. He is not well at this writing and will probably not be here with us next Christmas. All friends should visit him if possible. (Note: Mrs Smith was right- Ephriam Michie died Jan 12, 1952 and is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery.) Showing at the Ritz next week: Little Egypt - Lost continent - the Doolin of Oklahoma - They Got Me Covered - Silver Canyon - Across The Wife Missouri The Oxford Creek Home Demonstration met in the home of Mrs Durrell Wilson with 20 members present. President, Mrs Glen Godfery had charge of the meeting until new officers were elected

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Volume 107, Number 41, Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mcnairy voices

looking back 60 years ago

Dec. 28, 1951

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Have we seen the last of the winter weather for this year?

Lloyd Carter, Ramer: “No, not really, I figure that the groundhog saw his shadow so we have at least four more weeks of winter.”

Carol McMahan, Selmer:

Paul Lehnert, Pocahontas:

Billy Brooks, Selmer:

“Yes, I think so because the trees are blooming the weather is nice and the grass is getting to look a little bit green, so, yes I think so.”

“Yeah its over, it’s warming up and we can see the lilies coming up, so yeah, I believe it’s over.”

“Not Quite, I think we will maybe see some cooler weather, maybe even some snow.”

Claudette Glastetter, Selmer: “I’m hoping so, but probably not.”

Amanda Harville, Selmer: “I think so, because of the way it’s been so warm and nice. I’m hoping, but yes I believe the winter is over.”

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and Mrs Dolphia McCullar was elected the new president. Selmer by Mrs Terry Abernathy - Little Bill Hendrix, son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Hendrix is recuperating after his recent appendectomy. He was visited by his grandfather Daniel Tull and Mr and Mrs Hunter Tull. Little Bob Garrison is improving from a recent illness. Jack Whitaker has been pronounced cured and was home for Christmas. Mr William Madison Rhodes, age 71, died at his home in the Ramer community Dec 25, 1951. He was a Baptist. Services conducted by Rev Huckabee were held at the Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church and burial in the Alpharetta, Georgia, cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Isla Rhodes; three daughters,

Mrs Hurshell Moore, Mrs J Norris and Mrs N S Heeth; and three grandchildren. Mrs Mary Ella Hopkins, 75, of the Pleasant Site community died Dec 23, 1951. She was a member of the Pleasant Site Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at Pleasant Site church and burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery. The deceased is survived by four daughters, Mrs Bernice Swayer, Mrs Audrey Roach, Mrs Fay Moore, and Loraine McClain and four sons, George Hopkins, Arlie Hopkins, Willie Hopkins and Bennie Hopkins. Mr William Hubert Gilchrist, age 55, resident of the Gilchrist community, died Dec 20, 1951. He was a Presbyterian. Funeral Services were held at the Mt Vinson Presbyterian Church in the Gilchrist community.

Burial in the Gilchrist cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Directors in charge. Active pallbearers were Roy Smith, Roy Ward, Elmo Browning, Bill Jopling, Buddy Ward and Lawrence Pettigrew. Honorary pallbearers were Grove Pettigrew, Dee Pettigrew, George Tidwell, Frank Ward, Evan Crowe and Carl Ward. The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs Fleetie Wilkins Gilchrist; three daughters Mrs J P Martin, Mrs George Colbert, and Norma Jean Gilchrist ; one son William lane Gilchrist and two brothers Neil Gilchrist and Edd Gilchrist. Mr William Franklin Ellis, age 83, died at his home in Bethel Springs, Dec 25, 1951. Funeral services were held in the chapel of Shackelford Funeral Home with interment in the Oak Hill cemetery. He is survived by his

wife Mrs Josie Ellis; four daughter Mrs Ollie Reaves, Mrs Lester L Sparks, Mrs Conana Cody and Miss Mary Sue Ellis; four sons, Charles N Ellis, Andy Ellis, Elbert Ellis, Hobart Ellis; and one brother, L W Ellis. Mr J S Horton, age 70, a resident of the Stantonville community on Dec 24, 1951. Funeral services were held at Meeks Grove in the Mt Vinson community and burial in Mt Vinson Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs J S Horton; one son, Richard Horton; two daughters, Melba Lucille Horton, and Mrs Bonnie Barnes; stepson, James Killingsworth and stepdaughter, Mrs Roy McDaniel. Volume 48 Number 4. Wilbur Wright, Editor and Publisher.

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 • A1C James Taylor Haubrich, US Air Force • 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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obituaries

Dean Pope Bennett

Shelia Elaine Montgomery

Dean Pope Bennett, 78, of Bath Springs, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, February 22 in Jackson. She was a retired factory worker and member of Bath Springs Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Christie (Richard) Camper, of Bath Springs; Gloria (Robbie) Brush, of Selmer; a brother, Albert (June) Pope, of Jackson. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Kirby Harris, Megan Scott, Lori Rhodes, April Camper, Brian Brush & Jennifer Nelson; 11 great-grandchildren, Jetta Harris, Madison Scott, Myles Scott, Dusty Rhodes, Colt Rhodes, Kayla Williams, Tyler Lime, Ben Brush, Brooke Brush, Rex Nelson and Nadia Nelson. She was predeceased by her husband, Leon Bennett, a son, Jimmy Bennett, a sister, Louise Compton and a brother, Richard Pope, Jr. Her funeral service will be at Bath Springs Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 25. Burial will follow in Lone Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, 5 until 10 p.m. and Friday, 1 to 10 p.m. at Reed’s Chapel, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until service at Bath Springs Baptist Church.

Shelia Elaine Montgomery, of Bethel Springs, age 53, passed away Saturday morning February 25, 2012. Shelia was born and reared in Henderson, the daughter of Elizabeth Doyle Montgomery and the late William Carroll (W.C.) Montgomery. She attended Chester County Schools. She received her LPN from Crump Vocational School in 1982 and her RN from Union University in 1988. She had worked as a nurse at Chester County Nursing Home, Western State Mental Hospital in Bolivar, Transitional Care of Jackson and Jackson General Hospital. She was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Doyle Montgomery of Henderson; two brothers, Sammy Montgomery and wife Patricia of Henderson and Terry Montgomery and wife Teresa of Bolivar; a special friend, Gary Manning of Mercer, TN and her extended family, special friends and caregivers, Joyce McMahan, Horace McMahan, Mrs. Johnnie Henson all of Bethel Springs and Darryl, Shelba, Ross, Katie, and Maggie Moore and her co-workers on A-9 at Jackson General. She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Busby. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Bro. David Green and Chaplin Calvin Mercer officiating and burial to follow at Mt. Gilead Cemetery in McNairy County.

Lexie Russom Cone Lexie Russom Cone of Finger, Tennessee was born September 7, 1920 in McNairy County, TN the daughter of the late Mancel and Florence Campbell Russom. Mrs. Cone departed this life on Monday, February 20, 2012 at the home of her daughter, Virginia, in Memphis at the age of 91 years, 5 months, 13 days. She was united in marriage to Newal Cone on December 6, 1939. Mr. Cone preceded her in death on September 18, 1990. Mrs. Cone was a longtime member of Maggie Jones United Methodist Church. She worked for 27 years at Salant & Salant Corporation in Henderson, Tennessee. She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Moore and husband Vernice of Bartlett, TN; a son, Max Wayne Cone and wife Carroll of Memphis, TN; six grandchildren, Ricky Moore and wife Nancy, Timmy Moore and wife Angela, Lisa Barker and husband Richard, Christie Adams, Denise Rasch, Darla Bisel; 9 step grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren. A host of extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs Cone was preceded in death by five brothers, Buford Russom, Everett Russom, Coy Russom, Windell Russom, Lindell Russom. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee. Burial will follow in the Maggie Jones Cemetery at Finger, Tennessee.

John Keith Gray John Keith Gray was born March 29, 1951 in Selmer, TN, the son of the late Christopher and Charlene Stone Gray. He was united in marriage to Daphene Holmes on September 14, 1973. Mr. Gray was a diesel mechanic for East West Motor Freight and a member of the First Christian Church in Selmer, Tennessee. He had many interests and was so looking forward to playing golf and watching Tucker play ball this summer. Mr. Gray departed this life on February 21, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 60 years, 10 months, 23 days. He is survived by his wife, Daphene (Holmes) Gray of Selmer, TN; a daughter, Keesha York and husband Kevin of Ramer, TN; a son, Josh Gray and wife Tiffany of Selmer, TN; a sister, Cheryl Gordon of Memphis, TN; a brother, Acie Gray and wife Charlotte of Memphis, TN; four grandchildren, Tucker and Heisman Gray, Jacob and Steven York. John Keith had many friends and he loved them all dearly. In addition to his parents, Mr. Gray was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Butler, Charlotte Yow; a brother, Eddie Wayne Gray. Services were held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Gregg Worthey officiating. Burial followed in the Falcon Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.

Sunrise by David Coy

Elusive Hope? Perhaps one of the most common desires for people who are hurting that has been conveyed to me is the hope that the intense pain they feel now will some day pass. This is an often unexpressed hope. What I mean by this, is they do not speak of ‘hope’ verbatim, but the concept is expressed without actually being mentioned specifically. Often in the midst of sorrow it is difficult, if not impossible, to express some feelings or desires succinctly. Because of this brain fog that often clouds our ability to reason and think clearly and the mental anguish that also seems all consuming, the future may seem hopeless. How, then, would we define hope? Are we destined to be buried alive in our misery? Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. When we are reeling in heartache hope may exist beyond our sight. One individual who had lost their soul mate described his life after their loss as ‘a black and white world’ where there is no color, only shades of gray. Marcus Tullius Cicero, an orator and statesman of ancient Rome once said, “While there’s life, there’s hope.” Resolve to put one foot in front of the other and rise with each new day we are given is the key to coping with our loss and building anew our life. Adding to this, a support system from family, friends, even professional assistance if necessary will greatly enhance our success. Take each new day as just that, brand new beginning no matter how rotten we may feel the previous day may have been. Resolve to make this new day, the here and now a clean slate in which to begin anew. Much like what our parents used to exhort us ‘if at first you do not succeed, try, try again.’ Never give up hope! A better day is before us if we will try try again, placing one foot in front of the other, every day! This is Sunrise.

Bertha Lee Sweat Rickman Bertha Lee Sweat Rickman was born May 16, 1925 in Selmer, TN, the daughter of the late Job Winfield and Minnie Kizer Sweat. Miss Rickman was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, birdwatching, was an excellent cook and loved growing strawberries. She was of the Presbyterian faith. Miss Rickman departed this life on February 26, 2012 in Southaven, Mississippi at the age of 86 years, 9 months, 10 days. She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Scott of Southaven, MS, Debbie Cunningham and husband Danny of Hernando, MS, Diann Hodges and husband Parker of Southaven, MS; two sons, Roger Rickman of Southaven, MS, Robin Rickman of Coldwater, MS; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Miss Rickman was preceded in death by a son, James Oneal Rickman; a brother, J.B. Sweat. Services will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Kevin Hardwick officiating. Burial will follow in the Falcon Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.

Scotty Smith Henderson, TN: Joe Scotty Smith, Sr. age 75 passed away February 21, 2012 at the Chester County Healthcare. He was born and reared in Chester County the Laurel Hill Community, the son of the late Azell and Jodie Mae Floyd Smith. He went to school in Chester County. He cut timber as a young man. He married Eva Rowland in 1998. He worked for the State Division of Forestry at Chickasaw as a dozier operator. He is survived by his wife, Eva Mae Rowland Smith of Henderson; a daughter, Robin Burnes of Henderson and three sons, Joey Smith (Jeanne) of Whiteville, Barry Smith (Windy) and Lynn Smith (Jeri) both of Henderson; 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Smith and a sister, Luerene Smith Moore. Funeral services were held last Thursday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel in Henderson with Ken Frye officiating and burial was in Cave Springs Cemetery.

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Sanders Family The family of Jessica Sanders would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation for all the calls, visitors, cards, gifts, and prayers. There is a memorial fund in Jessica’s name at the South bank in Selmer. A special thanks to Shackelford Funeral Directors and especially Mary. Thank you to Aaron Moss and Ricky Mitchell who officiated the funeral. Jessica also sends her love and thanks to her family and friends, all her visitors, and those who attended the funeral service.

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Sowell Family The family of Donald Sowell would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the many prayers, visits, calls, flowers, cards, food, all the acts of kindness, the encouraging words, and the time that you just sat with us giving comfort and support. Thanks to Shackelford Funeral Directors for the wonderful job you did. Thanks to brother Mark Hoover for the wonderful message and sharing with us the times that you and Donald ministered together. Thanks to all the singers; we received such a blessing from all the songs that you sung so beautifully. Thanks to Falcon Baptist church for the wonderful meal you prepared. May God bless each of you. The family of Donald Sowell

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In Loving Memory of Susan Price Darwin Born: March 4, 1960 Left us: September 8, 2011 God saw you getting tired, and cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you and whispered, “Come with me”. With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer and saw you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands lay at rest; God broke our hearts to prove He only takes the best. Part of each one of us went into eternity with your precious sprit. Life doesn’t seem the same since you’re gone away. When days are sad and lonely, and everything goes wrong, we seem to hear you whisper, “Cheer up and carry on.” Each time we see your picture, we see a smile that says, “Don’t cry, I’m in God’s keeping, we’ll meet again someday.” We love you more than you’ll ever know. Your mother Linda, Your daughter Amanda, and all of your loving family

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In Loving Memory of John Ellsworth Dunwoody Dear John, Thursday, March 1, 2012 will be two years since you left us to be with the Lord. I haven’t heard anything lately from your three children, but I keep in touch with your half-brother Elcy and halfsister Lisa in Ohio. Your sister Helen in Lubbock, TX and I talk every day on the phone; she is doing well and misses you so very much. This past year has been hard on me with back surgery and now hip surgery, but I keep struggling on. You’d be proud to know that Travis has your race horse, “Look At Ole Hickory” in top racing condition. Even though he’s not racing at this time, I know if you were here, we’d be in the winner’s circle at Fayetteville, in Nashville, KY, and Chicago again. Our little dog Zoe still runs to the door looking for you to come in off the tractor or lawn mower. I can still see the two of your sitting in the living room in the recliner, holding her and you rubbing her chin and belly and then you’d hand her over to me to do the same and she’d growl at me and you’d have that little smirky smile and grin on your face and you’d say “Who’s baby girl is she now? Ha ha.” Well, Johnny, we had 32 ½ wonderful years together and I will always love you and have a place in my heart, thoughts and prayers for you. Happy Trails – Until we meet again – Your green-eyed witch, lover, and wife, Phyllis Ann Dunwoody


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Jim Gray, President of Jesus Cares and Joel Littlejohn of Littlejohn Sign and Monument company are looking over the first of four proposed sponsorship boards for the upcoming spring fling on April 14. These boards identify companies cooperation and personal sponsors along with cities and individuals who have with cash or product sponsored the spring fling fashion show for the homeless. You will begin to see these boards all over the county and they will be relocated weekly for your personal viewing. We encourage you to support these businesses as they, through these boards, are supporting the homeless in Mc-

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We have a new nurse in our home, Ms. Agnes Sciple. On this day, Ms. Agnes decided to sit behind the nurse’s desk, and she looked so much like she belongs there, that we left her

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alone. Now, if you have visited in our home recently I am sure you have met Ms. Agnes. She spends her days picking up and keeping the lobby looking to her expectations. Before coming to our home, Ms. Agnes worked in housekeeping. Your present life plays a big part of your history, so I hope you

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bethel springs news by T.C. Williams Eugene & Shirley Williams spent a few days in Nashville last week on business and visiting the grandkids. The good news is that Jaylen, the oldest great-grandson, decided to play basketball vs. becoming a mascot (family joke). He also will be performing at Trevecca College on April 14 for a talent show, so it looks like he inherited his father’s voice. He placed 2nd in his district. Mr. & Mrs. James Harlan visited T.C Williams on Thursday. Jennie Moore came to church with her aunt Gladys Butler on Sunday morning. Everyone was glad to see them both. The New Bethel members were especially

glad to see Gladys since she had been out for a while. Our visitors at New Bethel United Methodist on Sunday morning were Paulette Spain and Andrette Newsom from the Macedonia Baptist Church, Jackson TN. Last Saturday, the Selmer Civic Center was the scene for the African-American History Banquet sponsored by the McNairy County non-profit Alliance made up of Community Development Coalition, Mary Lou Johnson Foundation, and the Rosenwald Community Center. There were over 100 in attendance. A delicious meal was served. The keynote speaker was Jerry Wood, former educator of

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McNairy County. A BIG THANK YOU! to everyone who supported our efforts. As we come to the close of our Black History month, Tamela Sain read a Tribute of some of the people who helped build the bridge for our future black business in Bethel and Selmer at the morning church services. Marilyn Hope Wade is on the sick list. Our prayers are with her for a speedy recovery. Earl Davis of Selmer passed away. The service will be held Feb. 29 at Beech Springs Baptist church in Jacks Creek, TN. To the family and friends, we say, “Look to the hill where all of your help comes from, and remember God lives, and man will be raised.”

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have or had a job you enjoyed. So many of our residents still attempt to do the things they used to do when they were working. So in a few or several years, how will you spend your days? Today, when you go to work, remember your past follows you. I have heard for years “be good to your children, they will be the ones taking care of you when you are older.” All of our nurses and CNA’s work hard to make sure our residents needs are met. So I wonder what they will be doing in their older years. Nancy Ellen is not sure what she will be doing, but I am sure she will find a way to further her profession. Debra and Pam will share a room. They will make sure everyone goes to smoke break. A friend used to tell me when we came to live here, we would share a room, and that she would still be using words I didn’t like to hear, and she will still be telling me to hush. Margaret, my friend, will still be cooking. Andrea will be trying to find a room for everyone to live in. Dennis will make sure everything is working. You cannot live in the past, but we are products of our raising. So, choose your words to your children carefully, and make sure you are in a job you like. I have heard it said, choose your words carefully, you may have to eat them tomorrow. Until next time.

Nairy County which, by the way, are our neighbors. If you are a business or an individual who would like to participate and get on a board, you can do so by calling Jesus Cares office at 645-4388, Jim Gray at 610-3637, Karen Lang at 8790051, Jimmy Whittington at 610-6779 or any Jesus Cares board member. The second board is being filled now, so let me encourage you to read Matthew, chapter 25 verses 35 to 40. The question is, “When did we see You a stranger, or naked, or clothe you, or visit you?” and our response is, “How about now?” Don’t let this opportunity to respond to the Lord pass you by.

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community EVENTS • Spring sports sign up 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. • Zumba Classes Certified Zumba instructor Teresa Martin is now offering Zumba Gold Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Selmer Community Center 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at $4 a class or $35 for a 10-class punch card (save $5!). Also on Tuesday and Thursday at the Selmer Senior Center at 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at $2 for half an hour or $4 for one hour and 10-class punch cards at $18 for half hour classes or $35 for one hour classes (save $2-$5!) For more information, call Teresa, (731) 646-0346. • 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! • Scholarship applications Scholarship applications are now available at the front desk of McNairy Regional Hospital. Anyone interested in the medical field may apply. Applications are due by March 1. • Senior trips Selmer Senior Center is offering several wonderful trips for 2012, something for everyone. May 1-5 “Ride the Rails” in West Virginia has limited space available and a deposit of $100 is due ASAP and payment in full by March 15th. June 1 – 3 is a trip to Renfro Valley, KY which will include 4 fabulous shows, cost is $450 with a $100 deposit due by March 1. August 25-September 5 is a wonderful cruise/land tour of beautiful Alaska. More details and pricing are available upon request. October 20-26 we will be on our way to San Antonio, TX for a fun filled trip including one night in New Orleans, LA. Cost is $989

with a $100 deposit due by July 2nd. November 26-28 we will get a start on the holiday season with a trip to Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg for some fun, shows and shopping. Cost is $379 with a $100 deposit due by August 10th. For more information on any of these great trips contact Hollie Knight at (731) 645-7843. • First United Methodist Church First United Methodist Church in Selmer, TN invites you to join us for Sunday morning worship service, now at two times. Gathering at 8:30 a.m. is a contemporary service with a relaxed atmosphere, a mix of modern and traditional music, and heartfelt message. Several Sunday school classes at 9:30 are available to attend based on age groups and interests. Traditional worship service at 10:45 a.m. This service reflects our traditional Wesleyan approach to worship including Choir ensemble, children’s time, and a Christ-centered message to prepare you for your week. Rev. Terry Presson, pastor. 1122 W Cherry Ave. (731) 645-5267. • Free computer classes The Irving Meek Jr. Memorial Library on W Main St. in Adamsville, TN welcomes anyone and everyone to our free computer classes every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 4 until 6 p.m. Beginning classes to more advanced classes are offered. We work one-on-one with you to meet everyone’s needs. The classes are taught by Charles Young, former instructor at Lumbuth University who is currently teaching in McNairy County. If you have any questions, please call Marsha Jernigan, Director (731) 632-3572. February 29 • Tenn. Trade Program An overview meeting for local companies interested in applying for the TN Trade Program will be held Wednesday, February 29 at 10 a.m., at the Lowell Thomas State Office Building Conference Room 2 on the first floor (225 Martin Luther King Dr., Jackson, TN 38301). This is a statewide initiative created to increase exports by Tennessee’s small businesses. This hour-long meeting will provide information regarding the Market Access Program, which will provide small business reimbursement for export-related costs. This website will provide further details: http://www. tn.gov/ecd/tntrade/MAP.html The meeting will be hosted by Tracey Exum, Southwest Tennessee interim director, and

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LIFESTYLES Paul Fassbender, assistant commissioner, with the Tennessee Department of Economic Development. You must check in at the guard desk and show your identification to receive a visitor’s badge. March 2 • Brown Shoe Company Reunion Anyone who worked at Brown Shoe Company or their family members are invited to a Potluck Supper on Friday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at the Eastview Civic Center. All welcome. • Free Toe Nail Clinic Selmer Senior Center and West Tennessee Healthcare are co-sponsoring a Toe Nail Clinic Friday March 2, 2012, beginning from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Senior Center. Please bring a towel and plastic dishpan. Clippings provided by MDs will be based on condition of nails. For more information or a calendar of events contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843. • Stantonville Fish Fry The Stantonville Fire Dept. will be having a fish fry at the Civic Center on Friday, March 2 from 4-7 p.m. Fish, chicken strips, and popcorn shrimp will be served. Carry out available. $10 per adult and $6 per half order. All proceeds go to the Fire Dept. March 2-3 • Ladies Prayer Retreat Ladies Prayer Retreat at the Falcon Baptist Church, March 2-3 has been canceled due to circumstances beyond our control. March 3 • Cure Pageant The 4th annual Kings and Queens for the Cure pageant will be held on March 3 starting at 2 p.m. The pageant will be held at the Adamsville Elementary School gym. Age division will be newborn through Mrs. and newborn through 3 in the boys division. Concessions will be available along with t-shirts this year. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s relay for life. For questions call Angie Stadinger at (731)646-1039. If you would like to print a form, please go to relaypageant.weebly.com. You can also pick up a form at Hawk and Company in Selmer, Penny Lane’s in Savannah, Cheryl’s in Corinth, and B&J formals in Corinth. Thank you for supporting this wonderful cause. March 3 • Gateway Youth Fundraiser Gateway Holiness Chapel Youth Fundraiser will be March 3. Spaghetti plates will be at 12 p.m. for $7 each. Auction will be at 2 p.m. with singing at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

•Relay for Life Kick Off The Relay for Life committee of McNairy County would like to invite the public to the 2012 Relay for Life Season Kick-Off on March 3. Relay Teams have been invited to participate in a Chili Cook Off at the Selmer Democratic Headquarters on Main Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entries will be judged by local officials and prizes will be awarded in the categories of Healthiest Chili, Hottest Chili, and Traditional Chili. Votes for the crowd favorite will also be accepted, so bring your appetite! This family friendly event is free to the public with donations encouraged, and as always, survivors are invited to participate free of charge. All donations accepted at this event will benefit the American Cancer Society’s efforts in McNairy County. For more information on this event or how you can participate in Relay for Life, please contact Relay Chair Cheryl Prather at (731) 645-4629 or Media Chair Laura Prestwich at (731) 632-0911 ext. 4120. • Purdy Square Dance There will be a square dance at the Purdy Community Center on Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. Concessions available, music provided by the Wayne Whitten Band. Admission $5, children free. March 4 • Mt. Gilead Revival Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 6185 Rowsey School Rd., will be having Revival Services Sunday, March 4th through Wednesday, March 7th with Rev. Bill Robbins as Evangelist. Sunday services will be at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services will begin at 7 p.m. All are invited to come and hear God’s Word. For more information, please call the church office at 645-8868 or Pastor Mike Hollaway at 610-1077. March 4-7 • Evangelism Conference Chewalla Baptist will host an Evangelism Conference on March 4-7. Sunday worship services will be at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Weeknight services will be held at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, Dr. Ronald Meeks of Unity Baptist (Ramer) will preach at 10:45 a.m. and Dr. Randy Bostick of Oakland Baptist (Corinth) will preach at 6 p.m. On Monday, Bro. Joel Pigg of Salem Baptist (Trenton) will preach on Youth Night. On Tuesday, Bro. James Lewis of Desoto Hills (Southaven) will preach and Dr. Bill Darnell of People Sharing Jesus (Counce) will preach on Wednesday. A nursery will be provided. For information, call (731) 239-6222 or (731) 239-3822.

Independent Appeal v Page 11A March 5 • Democrat Women McNairy County Democrat Women will meet Monday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the headquarters in Selmer. We are honored and proud to be co-hosting the annual TN Federation of Democratic Women Convention in Jackson. On Monday, we will be discussing and organizing plans for the April convention. All members and guests are invited to attend. March 8 • Medicare Workshop Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a Welcome to Medicare workshop March 8, 2012 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Selmer Senior Center located at 230 N. 5th Street in Selmer. If you are turning age 65 or newly retired, this workshop is for you. Topics will include how Medicare and Social Security work together, the different components of Medicare and how they work, Part D enrollment, fraud and other issues facing new retirees. There will be no sales; this is an informational workshop designed to help you understand your choices. Please pre-register to insure there is enough material for everyone. Call Hollie Knight at (731) 645-7843 for more information or to pre-register. March 10 • Leapwood Fire Department Fish Fry The Leapwood Fire Department will be having a Fish Fry on Saturday, March 10 at 5 p.m. at the Leapwood Community Center. Adults will be $12 and children will be $6. All you can eat fish, chicken, fires, slaw, white beans, and dessert. Cake walk to follow. Please come out and support the Leapwood Fire Department. March 11 • Spring Revival Little Zion M.B. Church would like to invite you to their Spring Revival. It will be starting on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Larry Stone and Second Baptist Church of Verona, MS. Monday and Tuesday nights, March 12 and 13, it will begin at 7 p.m. with Rev. Chris Traylor. March 12 • CRP signup The McNairy/Chester County Farm Service Agency will hold a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up from March 12 thru April 6, 2012. CRP is a voluntary pro-

gram that helps agricultural producers use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. Producers enrolled in CRP plant long-term, resource-conserving covers to control soil erosion, improve water and air quality and develop wildlife habitat. In return, FSA provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance. Contract duration is between 10 to 15 years. Land that is not currently enrolled in CRP may be offered for enrollment during CRP sign-up 43. In addition, CRP participants with contracts expiring on September 30, 2012, may submit offers. To be eligible for placement in the CRP general signup, land must be cropland that is planted, or considered planted, to an agricultural commodity four of the six crop years from 2002 to 2007, and be physically and legally capable of being planted in a normal matter to an agricultural commodity. For more information contact the McNairy/Chester Farm Service Agency Office at 512 Mulberry Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375 or by calling 731645-5466. March 13 • Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity McNairy County wishes to extend a personal invitation to all residents of McNairy County (and beyond) to join us once again for a delightful and fun-filled evening with friends and neighbors at the 8th Annual Taste of McNairy Tuesday, March 13, 2012. “Tasting” will take place from 5 p.m. through 7 p.m. at the Selmer Civic Center located at 230 North 5th Street. Call Donny or Diana Gibbs at (731) 645-9868, Jo Rica Moore at (731)645-4930 or Judy Mashburn at (731) 645-9384 for additional information. Free shuttle bus will be available for your convenience. New Ticket price $10. Children under 6 free. March 14 • Ministry to provide soup John 21 Ministries, a local faith based ministry, will be providing homemade soup to those in our community that are in need of a free hot meal. The meal will be served on the third Thursday of every month starting at 6 p.m. at 110 North Third St., Selmer, TN, which is next door to Simpson & Simpson Law Office. This month, the meal will be served on Thursday, March 15, 2012. It would be a blessing to be able to serve you.

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Lady Cards stave off elimination, advance to championship rematch with Madison By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

So far, the Region 8-A Tournament has been a roller-coaster ride for the Lady Cardinals. They dominated their quarterfinal matchup with Westwood but had to rally from nine down in the fourth quarter to defeat Middleton in the semis. The semifinal win earned Adamsville a substate berth and advanced the girls to the Region 8-A Championship where they will attempt to corral the Lady Mustangs of Madison for a second time in a championship game this postseason. The game will be hosted by Trinity Christian Academy in Jackson, Tenn, and tip-off is tonight at 7 p.m. Win or lose, the Lady Cards are guaranteed one more game. A loss would mean they will travel to play the winner of Lake Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander County and Union City on Saturday, but a Ralanda Lloyd (24) and fans allow seniors Macayla Kiddy, Nikki White, and win would bring the substate game to AdBrianne Knight to have a moment at midcourt after Adamsville’s dramatic win amsville.

Lady Cardinals- 46 Middleton- 44

Saying Adamsville’s 2-point victory over Middleton at TCA last Tuesday night was wild would not do it justice. To say that it was improbable considering their disposition late in the game would only be shortchanging the Lady Cardinals. “It’s been this way a lot of times all year. They just never quit, especially when there’s a lot on the line,” said Adamsville coach Todd McGee about his team. “They just kept fightin’ and fightin’. They’re trying to believe in each other the entire time, and you could see it in their eyes.” What McGee saw in their eyes was that they knew they still had a chance. Down 34-25 when the fourth quarter began, Adamsville appeared to have all the odds stacked against them. Four Lady Cardinals entered the quarter with four fouls apiece. AHS’s leading scorer for the season,

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Memphis moves to ‘Big Least’ By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

The University of Memphis joined the flurry of collegiate programs jumping ship, heading for new, more promising horizons. Unfortunately for their football program, the Big East Conference isn’t exactly an armada of football excellence. Three weeks ago, the Tigers became the sixth team to join the new-look Big East Conference and will begin competing in all sports in the 2013-14 school year. They followed fellow Conference USA members, the University of Central Florida, Southern Methodist University and the University of Houston to the Big See Lady Cards, 2B East. Additional new members over Middleton in semifinals of the Region 8-A Tournament. include Boise State and San Diego State of the Mountain West Conference and potential new members Navy, which plays football as an Independent and Temple, which plays its football in the Mid-American Conference. Texas Christian University was also slated to join the conference but backed out after beBy Amanda Lowrance ing offered a spot in the Big 12. Head Sports Writer The move seems to be a winwin for Memphis. The school Falling short in the Quarterfinal will get better games and more Round of the Boys 7-AA Region Tourmoney while leaving their less nament by seven points to the No. throughout the regular and postseason. By Amanda Lowrance competitive conference behind. 1-seeded Covington Chargers 75-68, The 2011-12 District 14-AA Girls Head Sports Writer As far as competition goes, the McNairy Central Bobcats ended Coach of the Year, Jerry Lott reached the Big East is a step up from the their 2011-12 season in Covington Ending their season in Covington, a turning point in his career, ranking talent level the Tigers were aclast Saturday night. the McNairy Central Lady Bobcats lost within Tennessee’s top ten for the most customed to facing in their forto the No. 2-seeded Lady Chargers 48-35 wins in a career and has concluded this mer conference, although more Covington75 in the Region 7-AA Tournament quarter- season with a total of 725 wins. than half the schools in the new Bobcats- 68 finals. Big East are coming from non“The turnover bug got us again,” “It’s always tough losing your last Covington- 48 automatic qualifying leagues. said Bobcat head coach Steve Forgame, especially for our seniors,” said The Tigers will also be reunited Lady Bobcats- 35 sythe, “but I can’t say enough about Lady Bobcat coach Jerry Lott. “Chelsea, with their arch-nemesis and Crunch time came for the McNairy Kindra, and Tierra have been great lead- Central Lady Bobcats as they traveled how hard these kids played.” biggest rival, the University of The night began with disaster as ers this season and were instrumental to meet the Covington Lady Chargers in Louisville Cardinals. in helping us win 25 games. Coach Price the first round of the Region 7-AA Tour- the MCHS travel bus broke down on Financially, the move looks the way to Covington. Luckily, dediand I would like to thank the entire team nament. highly beneficial as well. On cated parents who were following for their hard work this year.” average, Big East teams earn The hosting Lady Tigers of Lexington After a 0-3 start, the Lady Bobcats put the Lady Cats in a tough bracket in the bus to support the Bobcats came around $5.5 million more anturned their season around, winning the region tournament after a big up- to the rescue and were able to shutnually than Conference USA tle the players the final miles to the 15 games in a row and finishing with an set in the semifinal round of the district teams because of their autooverall record of 25-6. They were also tournament forcing McNairy Central to game. matic qualifying status for Bowl Bobcats were able to come away 16-1 in the district. Seniors Chelsea Bod- place third in the district. Championship Series postseawith the first point as senior Justin iford and Kindra Brown hold the top two son events, which brings me to Nevertheless, Lott and the Lady BobSutton went 1-2 at the free-throw File Photo by Amanda Lowrance my point. leading scorer positions in the county cats advanced to the region for their line. Stuart Littlejohn evades the outstretched and have been ranked in the top five 10th consecutive season. The notion that the former Raising the stakes in this winner- arms of two defenders while driving the Big East was worthy of autoMCHS senior guards Brown, Boditakes-all match, the nervous, rushed, baseline. Littlejohn finished the game matic qualifying bids is laughford and Tierra Lusk started the game and scattered players made several against Covington 10 points. able. Now, with a watered down along with Mikaela Rowland and Zippoturnovers. talent pool after the departure rah Woods at post. Tied at five, CJ Barnes threw a beof teams like Pittsburgh, SyraCovington won the tip and made the hind-the-back pass into the arms of Stuart Littlejohn for an easy layup. cuse, and West Virginia, there’s first two baskets until Brown put MCHS Senior Rameil Pollard, who led the Bobcats in scoring in the post season play, no way that anyone can conon the board with a basket underneath. completed an alley-oop with a commanding dunk and turned around on defense vince me that the conference McNairy pushed the full-court pressure to block the next Covington shot. deserves to have a school get an defense and made several turnovers but MCHS led the first quarter 13-10 against the top-ranked team from district 13automatic bid to a BCS game. was short on hitting their shots early in AA, but Covington tied the score with their third 3-pointer of the first half. The Basketball in the conference the first quarter. Chargers played at least 11 players before reaching the halfway point of the game has suffered too, due to teams The Lady Cats clawed their way back and each player had fouls, but none were in serious foul trouble. departing, but UM does bring and tied the game 8-8 with less than two Taking a 10 point lead at the half, Covington came out of the locksome clout in that arena. Their minutes remaining. Covington scored er room with a different defensive strategy of playing a 1-3-1 zone, football team, on the other seven unanswered points before the but that didn’t stop McNairy from scoring the first basket of the hand, offers no such thing. quarter ended at 15-8. second half. In the past five seasons, Moving the ball around the perimThe score got away from the Bobcats when Covington went on a 7-0 run. Memphis has won only 18 of eter, the Lady Chargers looked for the Barnes hit a 3-pointer that ended the rally, but the Chargers responded with a their 62 games. That’s a winning inside shot unable to control the long three of their own. percentage of 29 percent while shots due to the Lady Cat defense shutShortly after McNairy had cut their lead to eight, Covington jumped out to 49File Photo by Amanda Lowrance ting down their three-point shooting. playing in a conference deemed 28 lead. The referees had a few moments of confusion that upset both teams. The Lady Bobcat Mallorie Sweat drives past a unworthy of automatic qualifydefender on her way to two points. ing status by the NCAA. In that See Lady Cats, 3B See Bobcats, 3B stretch, the Tigers were 0-10 against teams from automatic qualifying BCS conferences. They did manage to make it to back-to-back bowl games in 2007-08, but lost them both by a combined 44 points. dominate the offensive and defensive glass By Andrew Alexander On top of that, the Big East while the Cardinals only managed to pull down is trying to replace storied footSports Writer seven defensive boards the entire game. ball programs like Pitt and West To compound the problem, Adamsville Virginia with teams like CenAdamsville (5-23) suffered its worse loss of the season in the Region 8-A quarterfinals turned the ball over 12 times and hit only 23 tral Florida and Houston. Yes, against Westwood (19-9) last Saturday in Mem- percent of their shots from the field in the first they’ve had their successes rephis, a fitting ending to the worst season in Car- half (7 for 30) and 32 percent in the second (6 cently, but if they weren’t good for 19). dinal basketball history. enough with an 11-1 record “That’s what is so frustrating. You’re execut- while playing CUSA teams, why ing exactly what you want and (the shots) aren’t are they good enough now playWestwood- 74 falling,” Root said about AHS’s tough shooting ing the same teams plus the Cardinals- 37 leftovers of an already not-soThe 37-point goring at the hands of the night. Utilizing its sheer size and strength, West- great football league? Longhorns was a product of Westwood’s size It just doesn’t make much advantage and the Cardinals’ inability to knock wood jumped out to a 21-11 lead after one quarter, scoring the majority of their points in the sense. Excluding the Hurricanes down shots. “I gotta give Westwood a lot of credit,” said paint. The Longhorns continued the stampede of the University of Miami, who Cardinal head coach Nathaniel Root. “They cap- in the second and widened their lead to 16 with left the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004 and italized off of our mistakes. When you’re playing a 36-20 advantage going into halftime. “The first half, we did a reasonably good job the Mountaineers of WVU, who good teams like that, you can’t make those mistakes because they will capitalize off of them. against their size as far as blocking out and try- are bolting to the Big 12, there’s You have to keep your turnovers and mistakes ing to limit them to one shot,” said Root. “But only been one team from the it’s been our M.O. all year. We shot ourselves in conference to win a BCS bowl to a bare minimum.” Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander Adamsville had to deal with a Longhorn ros- the foot with six missed layups and three missed game. The current Big East auAdamsville’s Tucker Campbell (15) struggles to get a shot off ter touting three players at least 6-foot-6. The free throws to where you go in (to half ) down 16 tomatic qualifiers are 1-6 on the over Westwood’s monster center, Sam Edwards (35). As a fresh- tallest being their junior center, Sam Edwards, instead of going in down one if you make your big stage with losses coming by man, Campbell averaged 9.3 points per game and finished the who is listed as 7-feet tall. year as the top scorer for the Cardinals with 261 points. See Cardinals, 3B See Memphis, 3B The size advantage allowed Westwood to

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Brianne Knight, was one of them. “That’s the thing...it wasn’t just Bri (Knight),” McGee said. “Nikki (White) had four, Keantinez (Lloyd) had four, Simone (Wilson) had four.” Four minutes into the period, Knight picked up her fifth and final foul, sending her to the bench for the duration of the contest. In tears, all she could do was watch and hope her team could pull through so it would not be her last night playing basketball in an Adamsville uniform. Fellow seniors Nikki White and Macayla Kiddy, along with the rest of the Lady Cards, were not going to let that happen. “It’s not one person,” said McGee. “We had a lot of folks step up and make plays.” Shakeema Dilworth rattled

off six straight points for AHS early in the fourth to keep her team close. Dilworth finished with 10 points, giving her at least eight in each of her first three games as a Lady Cardinal. Kiddy cut the lead dramatically when she upped her point total to a team-leading 12 points by hitting her fourth 3-pointer of the night, but the Lady Cards were still down two with a little over a minute to play. What appeared to be a late turnover and the end of the Lady Cardinals’ hopes of advancing, quickly turned into a joyous moment for Adamsville fans and players when referees signaled a foul on Middleton that sent White to the stripe. Nervous tension filled the air because the Lady Cardinals had struggled to hit free throws in the final period up to that point, going four for nine from the line.

With no possessions guaranteed, White went to the line for her first two free throws of the game with all the pressure weighing on her shoulders as the clock showed only 37 seconds remaining. She shook off the nerves and sank them both, tying the contest, 44-44. After a timeout by McGee, White forced a turnover when Middleton attempted to inbound. The ball rolled into AHS’s ready hands. White drove the lane, drew the foul and again went to the line for two free throws. With a steady hand, she hit nothing but nylon on both shots and put her Cards up 4644 with 18 seconds to play. Middleton rushed down the court feverishly looking for an equalizer. Keantinez Lloyd was whistled for her fifth foul, and the feeling of overtime crept into the gym as the Lady Tigers stepped to the line for two. Luckily for Adamsville, Middleton missed both shots, got the rebound and had two put-back opportunities but could not get those to fall either. Adamsville was victorious. “When (Middleton’s lead) was nine, we were kind of down. Once we got to five, and then four, and then three, and then you could see it in their eyes, ‘We’ve got a chance,’” McGee said about his Lady Cardinals after the win. When things were at their worst for AHS, the crowd came to life. “As much as anything else, we had good crowd support tonight. I don’t know how many were here. I don’t really care, but they were kinda loud and vocal,” said McGee. “Anytime you can travel an hour plus from Adamsville and you got this much support...I’m tickled to death that they were able to come over and support us in this. The girls work hard enough. They deserve some support like they got tonight.”

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Quarterfinal clobbering By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Lady Cardinals- 65 Westwood- 26

There was no doubt about who the better team was after the Lady Cardinals and Lady Longhorns tipped-off in the first round of the Region 8-A Tournament at Adamsville High School last Friday night. “I didn't know a whole lot about this team going in,” said McGee. “I heard that we should not have any trouble with them, but you never know if that's just a coach talking or if it's for real.” AHS was for real though. The Lady Cardinals got off to a quick start and never looked back. Adamsville opened the game on a 15-4 run and ended the quarter up 19-8, foreshadowing the tone for the rest of the night. “We hit a lot of shots early and were able to get some steals and score off pressure,” said McGee, “but as much as anything else, (Westwood) didn't take care of the ball very good.” Aided by 15 Westwood first half turnovers, Adamsville scored over 30 points in the second quarter while holding its opponent to just six and went into halftime with a 51-14 lead. “We had 32 points in (the second) quarter,” said McGee. “That's probably the most points that's been scored, since I've been here, in one quarter against anybody.” Seniors Macayla Kiddy and Brianne Knight lit up the scoreboard in the first half, combining for 30 points before heading to the locker room. Kiddy finished the game with 16 and Knight poured in 14 of her own. McGee called off the dogs in the second half, allowing his reserves to get some minutes and put Westwood away while keeping the starters healthy and fresh. Adamsville was outscored 10-7 in the third quarter, but the younger Lady Cardinals stepped up their defensive efforts in the fourth, holding Westwood to two points as Adamsville marched

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Streaking down the court, Adamsville’s Brianne Knight (4) eyes the goal, looking to put up an easy two points. into the semifinals against Middleton after the 39-point dismantling of the Lady Longhorns. Girls’ Box Score

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2 7

26 65

(AHS) Macayla Kiddy: 16 Pts 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl; Brianne Knight: 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast; Ralanda Lloyd: 9 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl; Shakeema Dilworth: 8 Pts, 3 Reb; Anna Shelton: 4 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Blk; Caitlyn McAfee: 3 Pts, 2 Reb; Sarah Martin: 3 Pts, 1 Ast, 1 Blk; Anna Johnson: 2 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Keantinez Lloyd: 2 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl; Olivia Johnson: 2 Pts, 4 Reb; Krista Holley: 2 Pts, 4 Reb; Simone Wilson: 3 Reb; Taylor Hutton: 2 Reb; Alli Pettit: 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk; Nikki White: 2 Ast

Girls’ Box Score

MHS AHS

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Shakeema Dilworth pulls up for two in the Lady Cards’ twopoint win against Middleton.

4 14 16 14 3 8

8 44 21 46

(AHS) Macayla Kiddy: 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Stl, 2 Blk; Brianne Knight: 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl; Shakeema Dilworth: 10 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl; Nikki White: 6 Pts, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Ralanda Lloyd: 5 Pts; 2 Reb; Keantinez Lloyd: 2 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl; Simone Wilson: 1 Reb

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sports briefs •2011 Cardinal Football Commemorative DVD Adamsville High School will be selling DVDs commemorating the 2011 Cardinal football season for $10. The 20+ minute DVD is packed full of game highlights, senior interviews, personal moments, and even a few bloopers. To make your purchase, contact Nathaniel Root at the high school (731) 632-3273, or by email at nathanielroot32@ yahoo.com. •MCHS Gridiron Meeting Come one, come all. The McNairy Central Gridiron would like to invite all to a meet and greet for the new head football coach Charlie Dampeer on Sunday, March 11 from 2-4 p.m. in the MCHS Commons/Little Theater. If you have any questions, please call Gridiron Officer Vicki Durbin at (731) 6106384. Go Bobcats! •Old School Style Basketball The 8th Annual Old School Style Basketball, where only the strong survive, will take place on March 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Selmer Civic Center Gym. The event is sponsored by Bethel Springs Rosenwald Community Center and the proceeds will go to their building fund. The registration cost for teams with up to 12 players is $100. Admission for the event is $5, but children six and under get in free. For more information, contact Sherry Smith at (731) 610-6011.

•Michie Dixie Youth Michie Dixie Youth baseball/softball signup will take place Saturday at the Michie Community Center from 1-3 p.m. Registration fees are $40 for one player, $70 for two, $90 for three, and $110. For more information, contact Samantha Denton at (731) 607-1627. •Spring Soccer Signups Adamsville Parks and Recreation Department will be conduction spring soccer signups for boys and girls 5-12 years old through Mar. 1. Signup sheets must be turned in to Adamsville Parks and Rec. For more information contact Bubba Martin (731) 610-2093. •Dixie Youth Baseball Adamsville Dixie Youth Baseball signups will be taking place through their tryout dates on Mar. 5-6 at 6 p.m. Signup sheets must be turned in to Adamsville Parks and Rec. For more information contact Bubba Martin (731) 610-2093. •Adamsville Softball Signups The Parks and Recreation Department in Adamsville will be conduction softball signups through their tryout date on Mar. 8 at 6 p.m. Signup sheets must be turned in to Adamsville Parks and Rec. For more information contact Bubba Martin (731) 610-2093. •Ramer Softball/Baseball Ramer began USSSA Girls’ Softball signups and Dixie Youth Boys Baseball signups

on Feb. 11. Softball will be available for girls ages 4-18 years old (cut off date is Dec. 31 for age). Cost is $35 for first and $30 for each after. Tryouts for softball will be March 5. Baseball will be available for boys ages 4-14 years old. Cost is $35 for first and $30 for each after. Tryouts for baseball will be announced at a later date. All signups will be at the Ramer Quick Stop from 11-3 p.m. on March 3. Birth certificates are required. If you don’t have a copy, a scanner will be available. •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. •Volleyball League Beginning Soon The Selmer Parks and Recreation Department will be starting a co-ed volleyball league. For all interested teams or players, the first meeting will be held on March 29 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be to discuss rules. Cost will be $25 per 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 information call (731) 6107170. •Basketball Time for SNA-Selmer Special Needs Athletics of

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Covington had an 11-0 run moving the lead into the second quarter until Mallorie Sweat broke the pressure with a basket. Changing their zone defense to man-toman, McNairy still trailed 27-14 at the end of the first half. Going into the second half, Rowland grabbed McNairy’s second offensive rebound for the put-back as MCHS went 0-7 on from beyond the 3-point line. With two minutes left, four consecutive lay-up points by Brown ignited the competition, cutting the Lady Charger lead to nine, and at the end of the third quarter Covington led 3526. Under heavy pressure, Bodiford broke File Photo by Amanda Lowrance Senior Tierra Lusk looks toward the free to hit her first 3-pointer to begin the goal, hoping to score in the Lady Cats’ fourth quarter, and it could not have come at a better time. postseason action.

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(Regular/Post Season Averages as of Feb. 28) Selmer is proud to announce the beginning of its first ever basketball season. There will be two different signup dates. The signups will be on Saturdays, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 from 9-12:30pm at the Selmer Community Center (230 N. 5th Street, Selmer, Tenn.). If you are unable to make one of these signup dates, you may sign your athlete up at the first game. The first game will be played Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. All games will be played on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Selmer Community Center. Games will run for six weeks, with the last game being on April 16. For more information call Linda Taylor at (731) 610-7557 or Michael Richerson at (731) 394-6675, or visit our website at www.specialneedsathletics. org to download registration forms. SNA welcomes any group or individual that might be interested in volunteering to help to sign up as well. We invite everyone to come out and support these incredible athletes.

Covington gave MCHS a 15 point deficit, 45-30, and Lott called a timeout. After the break, the Lady Cats went on a 4-0 run, but Covington charged their way to a 48-35 victory, eliminating McNairy Central. All four teams that advanced from 14AA Girls District Tournament including Lexington, Chester County, Bolivar, and McNairy Central were eliminated last Saturday night, leaving only District 13-AA to compete for the region title. Girls’ Box Score

MCHS CHS

8 6 12 15 12 8

9 35 13 48

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

Boys’ Box Score

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Bobcats came back seven points to end the third quarter 52-38. Determined to win, McNairy outscored Covington 30-23 and slowed the clock, forcing a free throw shootout in the fourth quarter. The Chargers had to work for their final points and MCHS fought to the last second, but Covington advanced to the Semifinal Round of the regional tournament with a 75-68 win. “We got down by 21 in the third quarter and scrapped and clawed and got back to within six with over a minute to play,” said Forsythe. “We didn’t play that well tonight, but we gave it everything we had.”

MCHS CHS

13 10 15 10 23 19

30 68 23 75

(MCHS) Rameil Pollard: 29 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Blk, 3 Stl; CJ Barnes: 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast; Stuart Littlejohn: 10 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast; Justin Sutton: 4 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast; Don Waller: 3 Pts, 1 Reb; Cal Chappell: 2 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk; Jordan Burton: 2 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast; Elijah Sanders: 1 Pts, 1 Reb

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layups and make your free throws.” Things did not get any easier for AHS in the second half as Westwood stormed out of the gates, outscoring the Cardinals 27-10 in the third quarter. With a 63-30 deficit going into the fourth, there was little Adamsville could do to salvage its season. Kasey Hurley led all Cardinal scorers with 13 points, giving him 144 in his senior season to close out his basketball career at AHS. Josh Shoate tallied 12 in the loss and ended his senior year with 226 points. Jalen Kendall ended the year with 252 points after finishing with four against Westwood. Fellow senior Josh Sinclair got in the game late against the Longhorns but did not manage to score in his last game as a Cardinal. “It was tough on (the seniors) this year. I was disappointed and know they were too with the way it ended,” said Root. “They worked their butts off and we wish them all the luck in the world.” Root stressed his sympathy for a senior class that played under four different coaches over the span of four seasons, although former head coach Greg Martin coached two of those season non-consecutively. “No other class has had to go through that,” said Root. The Cards finished the year with a .217 winning percentage. Their only wins came against district opponents Scotts Hill, Riverside, Madison, and two against the Sacred Heart Knights, who were 0-13 in district play. Though they tasted defeat in 23 games this season, Adamsville fought hard and had chance to win just about every game they played, but simply could not string together a series of plays to overcome their deficits. The Cardinals held their opponents to an average of 59 points per game, but only managed to score an average of 49. “One thing that I’ve learned is that you’ve really gotta spend some individual time with these guys during the summer, working on individual skills and working on their shooting,” Root said. That is what he intends to do to improve upon a rough first season as head coach of the Cardinals. Boys’ Box Score

11 9 10 21 15 27

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

overall 25-6 20-9 18-12 17-14 10-15 8-17 4-21 3-18

District 16-1 14-3 11-6 10-7 6-9 4-11 2-13 1-14

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

overall 28-4 25-6 22-6 17-14 9-15 11-15 4-19 6-22

District 16-1 14-3 12-5 8-9 5-10 3-12 3-12 2-13

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

overall 28-4 21-10 20-9 17-14 15-11 10-17 7-16

District 15-1 10-6 10-6 7-9 7-6 3-10 0-13

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

overall 24-6 24-6 9-18 10-16 12-16 5-23 4-19

District 14-1 13-2 6-7 6-7 6-9 5-10 0-13

All standings are unofficial.

Former McNairy Central ballers now scholars at Blue Mountain College Submitted Report

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McNairy Central’s CJ Barnes pauses before taking a shot in postseason play. Barnes finished the Bobcats’ game against Covington with 17 points.

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7 37 11 74

(AHS) Kasey Hurley: 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk; Josh Shoate: 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk; Jacob Wallis: 5 Pts, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Jalen Kendall: 4 Pts, 4 Reb; Lane Burcham: 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk; Tucker Campbell: Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander 2 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Blk; Jack Majors: 2 Pts, 2 Reb; Seth Paul: 2 Pts; Ross Jalen Kendall (33) attempts to lay in two of his last points as Cardinal. Kendall finished the season with 252 points in 24 games. Burcham: 2 Reb; Brandon White: 1 Reb, 1 Stl

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A pair of former McNairy Central basketball standouts has been honored by the TranSouth Athletic Conference by being named scholar athletes. The Blue Mountain College players are Samantha Burns and Jermael Bingham. Burns, a junior, was also honored as a NAIA Scholar Athlete for her outstanding effort in the classroom. She was one of two Lady Toppers to be honored by the conference and the NAIA. She leads the team in blocked shots and averages 6.3 rebounds a game. This is her third season to play for BMC. Burns, of Michie, is the daughter of Phillip & Karla Burns. She has two sisters, Rachel and Alicia. Burns is an Elementary Education major. While playing for the Lady Bobcats, she finished her senior season by being named all-district and to the all-district tournament team. She was also voted into the MCHS Hall of Fame. Bingham transferred to BMC after playing at Dyersburg St. Community College. He is the son of Leverna Surratt and has one brother, Ken Bingham. He is majoring in Psychology at Blue Mountain. Bingham was a key player for the Bobcats under coach Steve Forsythe. He averaged 14 points and six rebounds a game in his senior season. The other Lady Toppers named TSAC Scholar Athletes were Kyesha Clark, Candace Davis, Chelsea Hussey, Amber Johnson and Shaquinta Robinson. Ethan Ellis and Toby Roelfsema were the other players from Blue Mountain named as scholar athletes. Scholar-Athlete Qualifications: TranSouth - Recipients must be a sophomore or above in academic standing; have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4 point scale. NAIA Scholar-Athlete Recipients must be a junior or above in academic standing; been in attendance at the nominating institution a minimum of one full year of attendance; have a minimum GPA of 3.50.

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an average of three touchdowns. Apart from the obvious football deficiencies the conference presents, it’s a geographical nightmare. Granted, it can’t be as bad as what the proposed CUSA/MWC merger might look like. The current “Big East” has three teams with campuses west of the Mississippi River and two that are west of the Rocky Mountains. If you want to get really technical, Louisville’s in the South and Cincinnati is in the Mid-West. So, there’s not really anything “Big” or “East” about it. I assume they will eventually change the name. My suggestion would be renaming it the “Big Mess” or maybe even the “Big Least.” I hate to put a damper on the excitement of Memphis fans over the matter, but the facts are facts. The conference receiving an automatic bid before was a stretch. Now, it’s just a joke. (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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Hawks clip Bobcats in consolation contest By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

McNairy Central placed fourth in the 14-AA District Tournament after a 68-61 loss in the consolation game to the Jackson South Side Hawks in Lexington, Tenn.

South Side- 68 Bobcats- 61

The game went scoreless until 6:25 when South Side hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 10-0 run. Senior Cal Chappell hit a free throw to end the streak and put McNairy on the scoreboard. Pollard made a 3-point play and hit a long jumper to end the first quarter with a deficit of 18-13. “We got down 10-0 and then had to fight our way back the whole game,” said Forsythe. “We were able to cut it to three with under a minute to play but South Side got some big offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter and they were a perfect 13 out of 13 from the free-throw line.” South Side came out strong in the second quarter hitting several 3-point shots. The Hawk defense backed-off of Senior Cal Chappell while outside the perimeter, but they

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Several Cardinals receive District 15-A awards after falling to Scotts Hill on Feb. 21 in the consolation game of the district tournament. Kasey Hurley was named to the All-Tournament Team, while Josh Shoate, Jalen Kendall, and Tucker Campbell were named to the All-District 15-A Team.

Adamsville takes fourth in district By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

The ceremony preceding the Boys District 14-AA Tournament awarded McNairy Central Bobcats CJ Barnes (left) as an All-District Team member, Rameil Pollard (center) as both an All-District and All-Tournament Team member, and Stuart Littlejohn (right) as an All-Tournament Team member. soon regretted it when the Bobcat post player put up an uncontested 3-point shot.

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“The guys played really hard but we just couldn’t make shots,” said Forsythe. Pollard had a big night scoring 33 points and was later announced to the AllDistrict and All-Tournament teams. Barnes was also named to the All-District Team and Littlejohn was selected for the All-Tournament Team. Barnes finished the game with 10 points and the tournament with 30. Littlejohn dropped 8 for MCHS in the consolation loss, and finished the tournament with 40 points. The Bobcat team finished with an overall record of 1714, and only lost three games playing at home. “Our six seniors can be proud of the effort and legacy they leave behind,” said Forsythe. Boys’ Box Score

MCHS SSHS

13 17 13 18 22 13

18 61 15 68

(MCHS) Rameil Pollard: 33 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl; CJ Barnes: 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Cal Chappell: 8 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Blk; Stuart Littlejohn: 8 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl; Jordan Burton: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

The Cardinals’ goal going into the District 15-A Tournament was to win it. Unfortunately, they fell short of their goal and on Feb. 21 Scotts Hill added insult to injury by taking Adamsville down in the battle for third place.

Scotts Hill- 53 Cardinals- 44

Adamsville (5-22, 5-10) struggled mightily throughout the regular season. Things were no different against Scotts Hill (12-15, 6-9) in the consolation game of the district tournament. “I think we just wanted to do what we did against Madison, which was come out and play hard,” said Cardinal head coach Nathaniel Root. “We had a little bit of a game hangover against TCA game. We spent so much time and energy against Trinity that we came out against Scotts Hill and it showed.” The Cardinals were getting open looks in the first quarter but could not get the shots to fall, and Scotts Hill began the game on a 7-1 run. To remedy the problem Nathaniel Root, AHS Head Coach, pulled his starters in favor of some younger players, but Adamsville still took a 12-5 deficit into the second quarter. With the starters back on the floor, the Cards managed to cut the Lion’s lead to six before halftime. Thanks to some sure shooting from senior guard Kasey Hurley, who knocked

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Brandon White (23) swings a pass to the corner in Adamsville’s nine-point loss to Scotts Hill on Feb. 21. down two 3-pointers early in the third quarter, Adamsville was able to steal the lead away from Scotts Hill and took a two-point advantage into the final quarter. “We came out at halftime with a nice spark and a good punch,” said Root. “You gotta give Scotts Hill credit because after that, we hit them one good time and it knocked them down, but they came

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(AHS) Jalen Kendall: 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk; Lane Burcham: 11 Pts; 2 Reb; Tucker Campbell: 4 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk; Kasey Hurley: 4 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Stl; Josh Shoate: 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk; Jacob Wallis: 1 Pt, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Brandon White, Jack Majors: 2 Reb; Jake Baker, Jake Miller: 1 Reb

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BSES students visit Germantown Performing Arts Center

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The Bethel Springs Elementary School students were rewarded for their scores on TCAP. Students that received proficient or advanced in all areas when tested in the spring of 2011 were taken to Germantown Performing Arts Center. The students watched a performance entitled, EUREKA! All participants would like to thank McNairy County Foundation for Academic Excellence and BancorpSouth for helping to fund this field trip.

Hundreds of hundreds SES Students of the Month

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Ramer Elementary School kindergarten classes had a whole new look on Friday. As part of their 100th day celebration where they counted out a hundred snacks, took a hundred steps to see where that would take them, counted hundreds of items, and counted to 100 by 1s, 5s, 10s, an 20s….They also came to school dressed like 100-year-old people. There were walking canes, gray hair, purses with pill bottles (Tic Tacs), crocheted shawls, and all sorts of ailments present that a 100-year-old might have. It was a great day for all the students in the Ms. Brandi’s, Ms, Rachael’s, and Ms. Dana’s classes.

Volume 07 Issue 49 February 29, 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: March 6

•1st & 2nd Block Midterms

March 7

•3rd & 4th Block Midterms

March 9

•SOC Alumni Game 6:00 pm SMS field

March 11

•TEN Hardin Co H 4:00

March 12

•FAC Powerpoint Basics 3:10 in E222 •TEN Adamsville H 4:00 •SOC Southside A 7:00

March 14

•FAC Powerpoint Advanced 3:10 in E222

March 15

•TEN Scotts Hill H 4:00 •SOC Adamsville H 5:00

Project BASIC Child Development Specialist, Robin Bedwell is proud to announce the January Students of the Month at Selmer Elementary School. These fine students were awarded with a special certificate and a treat from McDonald’s for following all of the I Care Rules and for being outstanding in the area of fairness. These students went the extra mile to show they care and we are very proud of them. (Front Row) Kindergarteners: Ian Anderson, Alyson King, Will King, and Abbey Rooker. (Second Row) 1st Graders: Alissa Borden, Cheyenne Davidson, Halle Kate Keen, A.J. Taylor, and Clara Willis. (Third Row) 2nd Graders: Lindsey Jackson, Clayton Bullard, Cordaisa Thomas, Lance Wells, Emily White, and Emma Whitten. (Fourth Row) 3rd Graders: Colby Bryant, Amaya Borner, Garret Cook, Trey Durbin, Brayden Hamm, Eli Holcombe, and Tyler Long. (Back Row) 4th Graders: John Cox, Hailey Dotson, Cierra Hill, Brianna Marbry, Spencer Rebstock, and Emma Stewart.

School menus ADAMSVILLE JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL Monday, March 5 Pizza, sausage, chicken nuggets, taco bar, rolls, French fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, March 6 Stuffed-crust pepperoni pizza, BBQ sandwich, deli wrap, hot dog/potato bar, French fries, baked beans, WK corn, creamy cole slaw, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, March 7 Cheese sticks with sauce, mini burgers, oriental bar, French fries, spicy Italian potato chunks, purple hull peas, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Thursday, March 8 Meatball sub, glazed ham, oven-baked chicken, salad bar, rolls, French fries, potatoes au gratin, peas & carrots, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Friday, March 9 Stuffed-crust cheese pizza, spicy chicken sandwich, breakfast bar, French fries, pinto beans, Spanish rice, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk MCNAIRY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Monday, March 5 Pepperoni pizza, chicken nuggets, Mexican bar, rolls, French fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, glazed carrots, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, March 6 Stuffed-crust sausage pizza, chicken fajita wrap, hot dog bar, French fries, refried beans, Spanish rice, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, March 7 Stuffed-crust cheese pizza, barbecued chicken, tuna salad plate/ crackers, sald bar, rolls, French fries, potatoes au gratin, purple hull peas, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Thursday, March 8 Sausage pizza, chicken & dumplings, deli bar, cornbread, French

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SELMER ELEMENTARY/SELMER MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday, March 5 Breakfast: pancake/ sausage stick/syrup, choice of juice, milk Lunch: deli sandwich, chicken nuggets, rolls, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, chilled peaches, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, March 6 Breakfast: Biscuit & chocolate gravy, choice of cereals, choice of juice, milk Lunch: soft shell taco, hot ham & cheese sandwich, chef salad deluxe, WK corn, refried beans, salsa, orange wedges, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, March 7 Breakfast: sausage bagel pizza, yogurt parfait, choice of juice, milk Lunch: cheeseburger, chicken pot pie, chef salad deluxe, French fries, lima beans, mixed fruit cup, choice of juice, milk Thursday, March 8 Breakfast: mini pancakes with syrup, choice of cereals, choice of juice, milk Lunch: country chicken tenders, pork roast & gravy, chef salad deluxe, rolls, tiny whole potatoes, glazed carrots, steamed asparagus, bananas, choice of juice, milk Friday, March 9 Breakfast: chicken nuggets with biscuit, choice of juice, milk Lunch: pepperoni pizza, Dixie crunch fish, chef salad deluxe, hush puppies, French fries, white beans, creamy cole slaw, orange-pineapple gelatin, choice of juice, milk

Deciding a Career Hands-On By: Holly Henson

Deciding on a career choice can be very stressful when planning for your future. When you can get hands-on experience for what a career if like before making a decision, then you have a better chance of selecting a job that is right for you. The clinical internship program at MCHS allows students interested in the medical field to do just that. The clinical rotation takes place each fall and spring semester. Each student must complete two weeks of classroom time before being placed at a clinical site. Deborah Hurst is one of the Health Science teachers that oversees the clinical internship program. “Once students are placed at the clinical site, I observe them weekly while performing tasks. I also phone interview the sites manager for student performance,” said Hurst. After completion of bookwork including test and labs, clinical students are graded on worksite attendance, daily journals, and employer ratings. Hurst herself took part in the clinical internship program when she was in high school. “The clinical internship experience taught me valuable skills I used at Union’s Nursing Program. I believe this is a wonderful opportunity for students to observe and practice health care skills. Many times students are able to determine future career goals,” commented Hurst. Seniors Josh Schueller,

Brittany Kesley, and Jessica Crouse have taken part in the clinical internship program since fall semester. Schueller and Kesley both perform their clinical internship at Prime Care Medical Center in Selmer. Kesley works in the physical therapy department, helping Physical Therapists assist patients. “I chose to be a part of clinicals to get experience in the medical field. So far it is going very well. I love that the program allows you to gain a numerous amount of experience in a health related Seniors Julie Kiser (left) and Hanna Martin are enjoying their experience with the clinical career,” stated Kesley. After rotations and the education they are receiving because of it. high school, she plans to major tor and nurses. She decided to experience and knowledge of would help in her future career in physical therapy. Schueller take part in the clinical intern- medical techniques needed in in the health field. During her works with Andrea Mitchell ship program because she felt a health related career. At her clinical internship, she takes in the eye care department. the experience would allow clinical internship, she takes vital signs, observes and cleans There, he assists with pre-tests her to fully decide on what vital signs, observes x-rays, rooms, and restocks supplies. for eyes, brings patients into career choice was right for and when in the OB gets to see “So far, I love the clinical the medical room, and observes her. “Being part of the clinical tests performed on newborn internship program because it eye exams. He chose to take internship has allowed me to babies. So far, the program has allowed me to see some part in the clinical internship learn a lot and see some very has been a great experience very exciting things. I feel that program because he thought interesting things. Overall, it for Kiser. “ I have learned it is very beneficial for high it would be helpful for him in has allowed me to be sure that so much and got to use all school students who want to figuring out a career choice. I want to be a registered nurse sorts of medical equipment. At pursue a career that is health “So far, I have enjoyed taking and work with children and first, I wanted to be a medical related because it exposes you part in the clinical internship newborn babies,” commented assistant, but now after being to the different duties of the program. I think it is a good Crouse. She believes that the in the clinical internship pro- health providers of nurses to opportunity for students to get clinical internship program is gram, I will probably go on doctors,” said Martin. After hands-on experience in somevery beneficial for high school and become a registered nurse. high school, she plans to purthing they might want to do students with a future in the I encourage anyone interested sue a career as a chiropractor. after high school. Now that in a health career to take Overall, the clinical internmedical field. I have taken part in the proJulie Kiser and Hanna part in the clinical internship ship program is a beneficial gram, I am certain in my career Martin are both seniors that program because it can take program that anyone interchoice of becoming a doctor,” have just started the clinical you far. Most importantly, you ested in a health related career said Schueller. internship program this semes- get hands-on experience which should think about when makCrouse performs her cliniter at McNairy County Regional comes in handy for your future ing their course selections. cal internship at Dr. Feeney’s Hospital. Kiser chose to take medical career,” replied Kiser. office where she takes patients part in the program because Martin chose to take part in the vitals signs and assists the docshe wanted to gain hands-on program because she thought it


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Miss Athens of the South meets Haslam Northwest-Shoals Community College Fall Semester 2011 President’s and Dean’s List

Camilla Bratton. Miss Athens of the South, of Lexington, Tenn. recently met with Gov. Bill Haslam to discuss her Miss Tennessee journey and her personal platform of literacy. Camilla, a 21-year-old senior studying political science and sociology at Belmont University, hopes to attend law school to pursue a career in child advocacy law. She is actively involved in the Nashville community focusing on BOOK ‘EM and the Children’s Miracle Network. In addition, Camilla also tutors less privileged youth at the Bordeaux YMCA. Camilla is excited to compete in the Miss Tennessee Scholarship pageant held each summer in Jackson, Tenn. where she hopes to win the judge’s hearts and become the next Miss Tennessee. In 2011, Camilla initially competed for the Miss Tennessee title and finished in the top 10. Miss Tennessee serves as Haslam’s official spokesperson for character education in Tennessee schools. The Miss Tennessee pageant is a preliminary to the Miss America pageant. Camilla is the daughter of Dr. Christopher H. Bratton and Emily Bratton of Lexington. She is under the direction of McNairy County Native, Scott Hilburn who serves as Executive Director of the Miss Nashville and Miss Athens of the South Scholarship Organization. The Miss America Organization is the world’s largest provider of scholarships to young women.

Hunt places 3rd in NCBA Trade Show

Dan Allen Henson of Counce, TN

Kelly Lewis Miller, II of Selmer, TN

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The following students from McNairy County achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.9 for the Fall 2011 Semester Sarah Emily Harris of Adamsville Brittany Nicole Lambert of Michie Colton Wallace Reed of Ramer

Molly Elizabeth Rhodes of Ramer Hannah Elizabeth Brown of Selmer Alisha Michelle Isbell of Selmer Kassie Danielle Johnson of Selmer Rebecca Lee Smith of Selmer

Selmer Middle School selects Who’s Who

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Bradley Hunt, Jr., of Stantonville is presented with a $200 check and plaque after placing 3rd in his age division of the youth public speaking contest on Feb. 2 at the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in Nashville. His brother, Dylan Hunt (not pictured), placed 9th in his division in the cattle judging competition at the event. More than 220 young people participated in the annual youth program sponsored by Farm Credit.

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Selmer Middle School recently chose their 2011-’12 Who’s Who representatives. The students enjoyed lunch at the historical Bell’s Drive In and took pictures at Chickasaw State Park and Freed-Hardeman University. The representatives enjoyed exploring the historical sites of West TN. Mr. and Miss SMS-Grant Goodman and Molly Grace King; Most Likely to Succeed-Edgar Macias and Sara Riggs; Most School Spirited-Blake Sweat and Emma Foret; Best Dressed-Brandon Brown and Rylee Smith; Most Talented-Walker Johnson and Autumn Shackelford; Most Friendly-Taye Crump and Kristen Rowsey; Biggest Flirt-Dylan Sweat and Mackenzie Stone; Most Athletic-Travon McClendon and Kaitlyn West; Best All Around-Chauncey Elder and Rachel Smith

Litter and recycling magic show performed at Selmer Elementary By Pam Killingsworth SES campus reporter

Mr. Jerry White performs a magic trick with the assistance of kindergarten student Abbegayle Rooker.

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Mr. Jerry White, a magician from East Tennessee, was contracted to come to Selmer Elementary School with a new “Litter Awareness Program.” This program was funded by the McNairy County Solid Waste Department and “T.D.O.T Litter Grant” at no cost to the school. This year’s program was entitled “Tennessee Is Litter Free Because Of You and Me!” The magic show contained educational material from our school curriculum, and its message for teachers and students included a sense of respect and responsibility for our environment…Magically! Pre-K4 and Kindergarten classes participation in this environmental program helped complete one of the specific educational requirements needed for McNairy County to continue receiving this grant from the state. This grant is important for McNairy County because it also funds litter pick-ups and trash and recycling equipment as well as other environmental activities throughout our county. Mrs. Cindy Kennedy coordinated with Pre-K4 supervisors to bring this litter/recycling awareness to our students. Teachers and students enjoyed the program and would like to thank Mrs. Kennedy for her efforts in keeping McNairy County litter free. If you have questions about recycling please call Cindy Kennedy at (731) 6455909.

Rainey inducted to 4-H DARE Graduation for SMS 5th graders Honor Club

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Wesley Rainey accepts his induction to the Tennessee 4-H Honor Club from Julie Harstin. Rainey was inducted into Tennessee 4-H Honor Club on Feb. 5. He is the son of Terry and Samantha Rainey of Adamsville. Membership in the state level of Honor Club requires a 4-H member to fill out a form detailing their 4-H participation since 4th grade. They also must earn enough points to qualify. Rainey had more than triple the number of points required to qualify for this recognition. Wesley was honored at a candlelight ceremony in front of his family and many friends. His 4-H activities include: Public Speaking at local, county, and multi-county levels, Livestock Judging, and many others. Congratulations to Rainey on his accomplishments.

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Fifth grade winners from the DARE essay writing contest- 1st Place: Lydia Locke, 2nd Place: Sheldon Williams, and 3rd Place: Devin Hines.


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For Rent: 2 BD, 2 BA, small cabin at Eastport Waterfront $500 or with dock and 2 boat slips $800/month. (662) 415-6606 (TF)

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

201 - autos We have 1997-2008 Jeep Wrangler parts, 1998-2009 Silverado Truck Parts, 2000-2008 F150, 250, 350 truck parts. Raceway Auto and Truck Parts. 731-925-8000. (TF)

For Sale by owner: 3 BD house located at 420 Purdy Rd, in Selmer. Just remodeled. Includes half basement. Financing terms $3,000 down and $350/month for 10 years. Call (731) 646-0823 (39,40)

Autos For Sale: 2002 Alero, S2936N, $2350; 2000 Cavalier-S, $1950; 1998 Grand Prix, S3406N, $2500; 1997 Malibu, S3773N, $1750; 1991 Caprice, S0318N, $1450; Jarnagin Auto Sales: 1371 Refuge Rd call 731-934-4556 (nodoc.priceplusTT&L) (40)

House for Rent: 71 State Line Rd, 3 BD, 2 BA. Big house, big yard, Call (662) 287-7875 or (662) 286-0162 (TF) Home for Rent: 3 BD, 1 BA house, no inside pets. $400/mo + deposit. Call (731) 610-1531 after 4 p.m. (40, 41)

2002 Ford Explorer V-8, 4x4, leather, full-power. New rubber. $5,200. Call (731) 610-5122 (41, 42)

House for Rent: very nice, clean. 2 BD, 1 BA, in Selmer. No pets. $395 per month. Call (731) 645-5400 or (731) 610-0152 (41)

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3 BD, 1 BA brick house, Central heat and air. Large outbuilding. References required. No pets. Call 645-7279 or 439-3680 (41)

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 Gentleman’s 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)

2 BD, 1 BA, Central heat and air, stove, refrigerator. In Selmer $375 + deposit 610-2877 (TF) 4 BD, 2 BA, central heat and air, in Bethel. $450 + deposit. No pets 6102877 (TF)

House for Sale: 3 BD, 1 BA 1 1/4 acre, $46,000. Call (731) 610-1004 or (731) 645-4217 (41, 42, 43, 44)

215A Court Ave. Selmer, TN

Carla Hall Broker/Owner

HOME FOR SALE: Triple-wide modular home, 1.13 acres. 3 B, 2 BA 1584 - SF Central heat and air. wood laminate floors, tile, carpet, open floor plan. Walk-in pantry. Oak kitchen cabinets. All appliances. Sheetrock walls throughout home. Storm shelter. Stantonville, TN area. Call (901) 603-2787 (41, 42. 43. 44)

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

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3911 - Sticine Rd., Guys- $165,000

5211 - Griswell Ln. Selmer- $165,000

*2 Story *4 Bedroom *2.5 Baths *Den *Double Garage *Pond *10 ac *30x50 shop *Private

*2 Story home * 4 Bedrooms * 2 Baths * Sunroom * Deck * 0.70ac * Double Garage * Full front porch

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

We Buy Scrap Metal, Specializing in Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUV’s. WE PAY CASH!! Will pay top dollar for buses, combines, big trucks and heavy scrap. Free pick-up. Will pay over $500 for some vehicles!! NO TITLE NEEDED!! (731) 610-8666. (TF) Buying junked and wrecked vehicles. Will beat all other prices within reason. Paying cash, no checks. No title needed. Call today, get paid today. Call 731-610-8827. (TF)

Playset For Sale, High quality outdoor play center, price starting at $695. Hwy 45 S, Corinth, MS. (662)415-8180 (38, 39, 40, 41) Storage building rental and return or new factory direct. Cash on rent to own. Hwy 45 S, Corinth, MS. Call (731)415-8180 (38, 39, 40, 41) Furniture and Home Decor Sale: 3761 Hines Gin Rd. Starts 10 a.m., Friday and Saturday. Oak bedroom $250, vintage stereo, TV, lamps, and more! (41)

404 - pets/livestock Missing cat - Yellow, male, no collar. Disappeared in the vicinity of Amber Ln. Call (731) 610-9011 (41) Free to good home: 2 med. mixedbreed young dogs. Beautiful and friendly. 645-6523 (41, 42)

services 501 - professional services SUBCONTRACTOR, HOUSE leveling, Rotting sills replaced, Floors, plumbing and tile. OVER 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE!! Phone Doug Butler @ (731)239-8945. FREE ESTIMATES. (TF) Wilson Service Company: We move 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)6104813. (TF) AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF) Will sit with the elderly. Have 4-yr CNA experience. Will do housework. Have references. Call (731) 439-5558 or (731) 645-3514 (41, 42) Mature, Christian lady seeking position to sit with your elderly loved ones and assist with their daily needs. Please call Markie at (731) 632-5505 (41, 42, 43)

McNairy County Health Care Center is looking for Full-Time

LPN’s and RN’s for all shifts

We offer the following benefits:

• Holiday Pay • Vacation Pay • Sick Pay

• 401K • Insurance •ESOP benefits

Anyone that is interested in applying may do so from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mon-Fri. in the front business office. Phone number is (731) 645-3201.

E.O.E. 1410 - Crestwood Dr., Saulsbury - $22,000 * Gated Community * 4 lakes * Club house * Secluded living * Carport * Lg porch * Patio area * Sun room * Garden spot

5411 -Asher Lp., Adamsville- $43,700 *Brick *Corner lot *Carport *3 Bedrooms *2 Baths *Patio

Mortgage Professionals, Inc. 116 WEST COURT AVE. SELMER, TN 38375 (731) 439-0961 FAX (731) 674-1784 38 Old Hickory Cove, Jackson TN 38305 NEW OFFICE IN BOLIVAR: 1329 W. Market St. (731) 658-3330

5611 - S Tina Dr., Selmer - $89,500

*Brick *Large lot *Den * Fireplace *3 Bedrooms *2 Baths *Level shaded lot *Shed

5711 - Glen Dr., Selmer - $95,000

*Brick house *Large lot *3 Bedroom *2 Bath *Double garage *Landscaping *Deck

McNairy County Health Care Center 835 E. Poplar Ave., Selmer, TN 38375

Positions open for

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OF McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Parcel - 44.03 Taxes - $245.00

McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE) Plaintiff ) V. ) NO. 8384 A NEW BEGINNING, ET AL. (Delinquent Taxpayers, as certified herein for the year 2005 and whose names appear in Exhibit “A” annexed hereto)Defendants

Carrol Crouse c/o Bruce Sickler Map - 60G Parcel - 15.00 Taxes - $ 25.00

ORDER FOR PUBLICATION It appearing from the Complaint in this cause, which is sworn to, that the following named individuals, corporations, and/or partnerships, to wit: Bob ‘s Air Conditioning Map - 55I Group - B/55H Parcel - 5.00P Taxes - $90.00 Douglas & Carolyn Brumley Map - 76, Group A

E.T. & Elma Gladish Map - 89L, Group B Parcel - 13.00 Taxes - $19.00 Home Improvement Center Map - 89FB Group - B Parcel - 9.00P Taxes - $8.00 Jessie Irons, Rosie Mae Irons & Junior Irons Map - 157 Parcel - 20.02 Taxes - $39.00 Mr. C’s Pizza Map - 55 Parcel 14.01P Taxes - $71.00

503 - public notices Tom Henry & Zenola Prather Map - 129H, Group - A Parcel - 7.00 Taxes - $161.00 Pro Plastics Map - 89 Parcel - 93.03P Taxes - $219.00 R & R Care Care Map – 130F, Group - A Parcel – 14.00P Taxes – $1.00 James I & Wilma Schafer Map - 80N, Group - A Parcel - 11.00 Taxes - $137.00 Trad Turbine & Research Development Map - 78 Parcel - 16.00P Taxes - $4.00 William E. Webb & Melody Webb Map – 23 Parcel – 15.02

YARD SALES INSIDE YARD SALE City Lumber Company 117 East Court Ave • Selmer, TN

Saturday, March 3, 8 am - until

3-4 full sets of dishes, household items, linens, knick knacks, throw pillows, some cookware & tupperware. Whatever doesn’t sell will be at store to sell.

INSIDE YARD SALE Inside Sale at McDougle’s, 3690 Hines Gin Rd. Sat., March 3rd • Open 9 a.m.

We have a little bit of everything. Toaster oven, 72-piece set of dishes, picture frames, used recliner, table and 6 chairs $100.00 white farm table and chairs. Bunkie mattress new $45.00 King mattress set, Oak filing cabinet, new Cherry Queen bedroom suit, King bedroom suit, Roll Top Oak desk. Used tables and chairs, desk, chest, cedar chest, dishes, knick-knacks, depression glass, gun cabinet $45.00, paperback books 50. White, twin 6-piece bedroom set, used but really nice, dining table and china cabinet, children’s chairs with ottoman, child’s recliner, Cherry dining table and chairs. Several bar tables and stools. New in box Escalade battery car $175.00. Much, much more.

503 - public notices Taxes – $724.00 Gloria Faye Westbrooks Map - 157 Parcel - 18.03 Taxes - $19.00 reside out of the State and/or cannot be personally served with process, it is ordered that publication be made for four (4) consecutive weeks in the Independent Appeal, a newspaper published at Selmer, in McNairy County, Teneessee, requiring the said Defendants to serve an Answer upon Stephen Craig Kennedy, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 177 West Court Avenue, Selmer, Tennessee 38375, on or before the 30th day of March, 2012, next and make defense to the Complaint filed in the above cause, which seeks the collection of delinquent McNairy County property taxes for the year 2005, or otherwise said Complaint will be taken for confessed and cause proceed-

YARD SALE

5710 Hwy 142 Stantonville Saturday, March 3 7 a.m. until ?

CLOTHING EXCHANGE CONSIGNMENT SALE ADAMSVILLE behind BP Friday, March 2 • 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 3 • 10-4 p.m. Sunday, March 4 • 12-5 p.m.

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ed with ex parte. This the 30th day of January, 2012. WILLIAM COLE CHANCERY COURT JUDGE 8902 38, 39, 40, 41

the Register’s Office for MCNAIRY County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described; WHEREAS, the said Deed of Trust was last assigned to TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY; the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BY AND THROUGH ITS SERVICER AND AUTHORIZED AGENT, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012 AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON), AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MCNAIRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN SELMER, MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated AUGUST 27, 2010, executed by WILLIAM FREDRICK YARBROUGH, AN UNMARRIED MAN, to FMLS, INC., Trustee, of record in DEED OF TRUST BOOK 400, PAGE 1571, for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, in the Register’s Office for MCNAIRY County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in

SALE INSIDE:

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Wesley Home Services Are you an experienced in home care provider looking for a trustworthy, well established company? Wesley Home Services is looking for caring individuals that have compassion and love for the elderly! Our companions will provide in home services to elderly clients in private residences and retirement communities. Duties will include but are not limited to: Housekeeping, dressing, bathing, serving meals, laundering linens and clothing items. Monitor behavior of client and be able to advise supervisor of unusual circumstances. Assist in maintaining client files updating them as often as necessary with proper documentation. In order to provide the best possible care to our clients companions MUST attend and participate in orientation, training, in-service educational activities and staff meetings as required. Requirements: High School diploma or GED. Experience in this field required. Must have own transportation. This is a part-time position. Pay range $8.00-$12.00/hr. Pay rate will be based on verifiable work experience related to this job. Background and references thoroughly checked. EOE. Apply in person at Wesley at Adamsville, 142 S. Maple Street in Adamsville. Hours and days to apply: M-F, 9:30p-3:30p. (901) 380-4900.

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Black and White Border Collie on Hack Bridge Rd.- Eastview. No Collar. Name is Issac. Afraid of storms. If found, call Greg Forsyth (731) 610-0182. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

BUSINESS SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR (Exempt Position)

The Tennessee Technology Center at Crump is now accepting applications for the position of a full time Business Systems Technology Instructor. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Applicant must have a degree from an accredited college or university in Business Education, Business Administration or a closely related field. • Applicant must show evidence of the ability and knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Access, Power/Point and Outlook) -- Microsoft certification a plus. • Applicant must present evidence of the ability to teach General Office Procedures, Keyboarding, Database Management, Spreadsheets, Presenting Software, Web Design, Integrated Software Packages, Computerized Accounting, Accounting, Transcription, Business English, Business Math, Medical and Legal courses. • Applicant must demonstrate ability in instruction, communication skills, record keeping, and commitment to remain current in the field. • Three to five years work experience in the field preferred. GENERAL DUTIES The BST Instructor is reponsible for teaching all phases of the Business Systems Technology curriculum in a post-secondary setting. Other duties include curriculum updates, professional development, maintaining student records, student recruiting, student retention, and job placement. This individual must be able to develop productive working relationships with area employers to facilitate the activities of the BST Advisory Committee as required by our accrediting agency. SALARY Commensurate with experience, qualifications and according to guidelines of the Tennessee Board of Regents. DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 20, 2012 SUBMIT RESUME TO: Tennessee Technology Center at Crump P.O. Box 89 Crump, TN 38327 (731) 632-3393 TTCC is an EEO/AA/ADA Employer A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution


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Wednesday, february 29, 2012 503 - public notices unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in MCNAIRY County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF MCNAIRY, TENNESSEE: BEGINNING AT THE SWC OF AUSTIN LOT DESCRIBED IN D.B. 129, PG. 263, REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, SAID POINT OF BEGINNING BEING IN THE NORTH MARGIN OF PURDY ROAD; RUNS THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST WITH THE NORTH MARGIN OF SAID ROAD 135.65 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTH MARGIN OF SAID ROAD; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION APPROXIMATELY 170 FEET TO A ½-INCH IRON PIPE IN THE NORTH LINE OF THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 127, PAGE 594, SAID REGISTER’S OFFICE, THIS BEING A PART THEREOF, AND IN THE SOUTH LINE OF HURST (D.B. 108 PG. 433); THENCE WITH NORTH LINE OF PARENT TRACT AND SOUTH LINE OF SAID HURST PROPERTY SOUTH 78 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST 119.94 FEET TO THE NWC OF SAID AUSTIN TRACT; THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION, WITH WEST LINE OF AUSTIN, APPROXIMATELY 190 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING BY ESTIMATION ONE-HALF ACRE, MORE OR LESS. THE REAL PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO A POWERLINE EASEMENT IN FAVOR OF PICKWICK ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, WHICH RUNS THROUGH THE NORTHERN PORTION OF SAID PROPERTY. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO WILLIAM FREDRICK YARBROUGH, BY DEED DATED AUGUST 27, 2010 OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 216, PAGE 586, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 254 PURDY ROAD, SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375. MAP 089E GROUP A PARCEL 013.02 THE SALE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF ANY TENANT(S) OR OTHER PARTIES OR ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS OF RECORD INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PRIORITY OF ANY FIXTURE FILING. IF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY/ INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, OR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ARE LISTED AS INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE ADVERTISEMENT, THEN THE NOTICE OF THIS FORECLOSURE IS BEING GIVEN TO THEM, AND THE SALE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES RIGHT TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY, ALL AS REQUIRED BY 26 U.S.C. 7425 AND T.C.A. 67-1-1433. IF APPLICABLE, THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF T.C.A. 35-5117 HAVE BEEN MET. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR

503 - public notices THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: NONE OF RECORD THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This day, February 10, 2012. This is improved property known as 254 PURDY ROAD, SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375. J. PHILLIP JONES, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 1800 HAYES STREET NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 254-4430 www.phillipjoneslaw.com F12-0064 8961 39, 40, 41 This instrument was prepared by: Pentecost & Glenn, PLLC. ATTORNEYS 106 Stonebridge Blvd Jackson, Tennessee 38305 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust securing a promissory note, said Deed of Trust being executed on the 6th day of December 2010, by Crystal Gail Gentry and Justin Kyle Mercer, to Kevin Carter, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Trust Deed Book 401, pages 1672, filed of record on December 10, 2010 at 3:17 p.m., to secure an indebtedness to Empire Credit Corporation, in the amount the amount of $48,500.00; and WHEREAS, Donald D. Glenn of Madison County, Tennessee was substituted in the place and stead of Kevin Carter, as Substitute Trustee by instrument of record in Instrument #80666 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee as recorded on February 7, 2012, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.; and WHEREAS the holder of the note, Empire Credit Corporation, which is the owner of the debt secured having declared the total indebtedness due, pursuant to said promissory note and trust deed at the option of the same, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust; NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority in me vested as substitute trustee under said instrument, this is to give notice that I will, on March 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., proceed to offer for sale and sell at public outcry at the front door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee (the front door faces US Hwy 64) and to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to wit: Map 56E Group A Parcel 18.01 Lying and being in the Third Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee and more particularly described as follows, to wit: TRACT #1 BEGINNING at an iron pin being located in the North margin of Massey Street, the Southeast corner of the Gee tract, (DB 82, Pg 410, ROMCT), and the Southwest corner of the herein described tract; thence in a Northern direction along and parallel with Gee’s East line 220 feet to an iron pin; thence in a Eastern direction 140 feet along and parallel Smith’s South line to an iron pin; thence in a Southern direction 220 feet along

Selmer Park and Recreation Department is accepting bids for Softball Uniforms. The bids will consist of the following: • 50/50 Blend Sleeveless v-neck Shirt • Sponsor name on front in one color • 6” number and name on back • Socks

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and parallel Sisk’s West line to an iron pin, said iron pin being located in the North margin of Massey Street; thence with the meanders of Massey Street 140 feet to the point of beginning, and being a lot 220 feet by 140 feet and containing .75 acre, more or less. INCLUDED in the forgoing legal description and EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED from this conveyance is the following tract: BEGINNING at a PK nail in the centerline of Massey Street, the same being a common corner with Sisk; thence North 00 degrees 30 minutes East with Sisk’s West boundary line 160 feet to the centerline of a ditch; thence with ditch, South 37 degrees 42 minutes West 200.87 feet to the centerline of Massey street; thence with said Street, South 89 degrees 30 minutes East 121.45 feet to the beginning. Includes but expressly excludes rightof-way for said Massey Street. TRACT #2 BEGINNING at the Southwest corner of the Neal Scott place where same intersects the Southeast corner of the lot belonging to the George Tidwell heirs; running in a Northernly direction to the Smith line approximately 220 feet to a stake; thence in an Easternly direction 100 feet, with Smith’s line, to a stake; thence in a Southernly direction, with Neva Williams line, approximately 220 feet to Massey Street; thence in a Westernly direction, 100 feet to the beginning corner. Adjoining lines belong to Tidwell heirs, Smith on North, and Williams on East. Included in this conveyance and on this property is a 1996 Double Wide Manufactured Home with a Serial Number of MSFLS25A36400 & MSFLS25B36400 and other Improvements and being attached and made a part to the property herein and being a part of this conveyance. Being the same property conveyed to Crystal Gail Gentry and Justin Kyle Mercer in Deed Book 217 page 582 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. The street address of the above described property is believed to be 122 Massey Street, Adamsville Tennessee, 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 shall control. Included in this conveyance and affixed to this property is a 1996 Double Wide Mobile home with a serial number MSFLS25A36400 & MSFLS25B36400. This home is subject to an Affidavit of Affixation of record in Misc Book 13, page 2534 in the McNairy County Register’s Office. All right of redemption, statutory and otherwise, homestead and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed good, but the undersigned, Substitute Trustee, will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee, subject to any prior deeds of trust, real estate taxes, assessments, covenants, easements, restrictions and liens. Pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5104, the following liens or claimed liens of the United States or the State of Tennessee are of record in said Register’s office: None of Record. If

necessary, notice of the Substitute Trustee’s foreclosure sale has been given to the Internal Revenue Service or the State of Tennessee as provided for in U.S.C. § 7425(b) and/or T.C.A. § 67-1-1433(b)(1) h. If applicable, the sale of this property is subject to any applicable redemption rights held by the United States Internal Revenue Service, as set out in 26 U.S.C. § 7425(d)(1) or the State of Tennessee, as set out in T.C.A. § 67-1-1433(c)(1). Other interested parties whose interest may be extinguished by this foreclosure are as follows: None. For informational purposes: it is believed that McNairy County and City of Adamsville taxes are due for 2011. The Successor Trustee reserves the right to make oral announcements at the time of the public sale which shall apply to the terms of the sale. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid in full upon such terms as are announced at the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. 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. A copy of this notice is being sent to the debtor pursuant to T.C.A. §35-5-101. A Notice of Right to Foreclose was not required to be sent as this is not an owner occupied personal residence in accordance with T.C.A. §355-117. The Trustee caused the records check to be done to insure that the borrowers are not subject to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Donald D. Glenn Substitute Trustee PUBLICATION DATES 2/15, 2/22 and 2/29 Pentecost & Glenn, PLLC Attorneys at Law 106 Stonebridge Blvd Jackson, Tennessee 38305 (731) 668-5995 8966 39, 40, 41

day of March, 2012, at 10:00 AM, said property to be sold free from the equity of redemption, statutory redemption, homestead, and all other exemptions of every kind, said property being located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being bounded and described as follows: Lying and being in the Fifth Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, Commencing at a steel fence post set with brass tag, the NWC of Section 8, Township 1 South Range 6 East, the NWC of the Happy Days Tree Farm, Inc. property, see Deed Book 123 page 523 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, thence North 02 degrees 26 minutes 37 seconds East for a distance of 122.31 feet, with the Eastern boundary of the Maurice R. King and daughter, Frieda L. King property, see Deed Book 124 page 776 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, to a cotton picker spindle set in the centerline of Butler Chapel Road; thence with the centerline of said road as follows: thence South 83 degrees 47 minutes 51 seconds East for a distance of 22.86 feet; thence South 84 degrees 08 minutes 57 seconds East for a distance of 179.52 feet to a cotton picker spindle set; thence South 84 degrees 08 minutes 57 seconds East for a distance of 25.96 feet; thence South 83 degrees 52 minutes 05 seconds East for a distance of 182.41 feet to cotton picker spindle set in the centerline of said road for a TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING of subject tract; thence North 12 degrees 49 minutes 53 seconds East for a distance of 2535.34 feet, passing steel fence posts set at 645.47, 1605.87 and 1943.94 feet to a #4 rebar iron pin set with cap in the Southern right of way of Norfolk-Southern Railroad; thence South 71 degrees 38 minutes 01 seconds East for a distance of 175.00 feet, with the said railroad right of way to a #4 rebar iron pin set with cap; thence South 12 degrees 50 minutes 06 seconds West for a distance of 2499.99 feet, passing steel fence posts set at 681.34, 1497.38, 2002.79 and 2474.99 feet to a cotton picker spindle set in the centerline of Butler Chapel Road; thence North 83 degrees 13 minutes 39 seconds West for a distance of 175.00 feet with the centerline of said road, to the point of beginning. Together with and subject to covenants, easements and restrictions of record. Subject to wetland restrictions found of record in Deed Book 120 page 461-3, Attachment A, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Said property contains 10.063 acres more or less. Liens in favor of the United States of America or the State of Tennessee: None. Other person or entities interested in this sale: McNairy Regional Hospital, Selmer, TN. SOURCE OF TITLE: Deed Book 211 pg 450, Register’s Office for McNairy County, TN.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: Butler Chapel Road, McNairy County, TN (unimproved property) Designated as Map 162 Parcel 11.07 on McNairy County, Tennessee Tax Assessor’s Maps THIS the 9th day of January, 2012. Joe Hailey, TRUSTEE HAILEY & SEATON, ATTORNEYS 8965 39, 40, 41

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE Whereas, on the 3rd day of May, 2008, by Deed of Trust of record in the Office of Register for McNairy County, Tennessee, in Trust Deed Book No. 395 page 2274, Robert Michael and wife, Dana Michael conveyed to Joe Hailey, Trustee, the hereinafter described real estate, to secure the payment of a promissory note as described therein, and Whereas, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness, and the holder of said note, Dick S. Sanders, has declared the entire amount due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, and the Trustee has been directed to foreclose the Deed of Trust in accordance with the terms thereto, the public is hereby notified that the undersigned Trustee will sell the hereinafter described real property to the highest bidder, for cash in hand at the East door of the Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, on the 8th

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Page 10B v Independent Appeal 503 - public notices steel post; thence in a general southeasterly direction 147 feet to a point in the center of Rosecreek Road; thence in a general northeasterly direction with the centerline of said roadway, 50 feet to the point of beginning, containing by estimation .20 acre, more or less. Tract #2: Lying and being in the Fourth Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows: COMMENCING at a point in the center of Rose Creek Road, the SEC of the land conveyed to Danny Glover and wife, Norma Glover, by deed of record in Deed Book 131, page 781, in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee; thence South 50 degrees 04 minutes West with the center of Rose Creek Road 119.70 feet to a point for a TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE SUBJECT TRACT; thence South 40 degrees 27 minutes West with the center of Rose Creek Road 384.03 feet; thence North 57 degrees 26 minutes West leaving said road and passing a steel post at 24.5 feet, in all, 130.14 feet to a steel post; thence South 63 degrees 42 minutes West 178.39 feet to a steel post by a creek; thence generally along a creek as follows: North 31 degrees 09 minutes West 46.35 feet to a 10-inch marked poplar; thence North 36 degrees 13 minutes West 230.48 feet to a twin marked poplar; thence North 62 degrees 47 minutes East 583.57 feet to a 6-inch marked gum; thence South 38 degrees 54 minutes East 249.29 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 4.16 acres, more or less. Also conveyed to the said Trustee by the aforementioned trust deed instrument and firmly attached to the above described real property and an improvement thereto is a 1998 FLWD mobile home, Model MSF, bearing VIN # MSFLV25AB007690C12, and same will be sold along with said real property at this foreclosure proceeding. Liens in favor of the United States of America or the State of Tennessee: None. Other person or entities interested in this sale: None This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 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 set forth for the sale set forth above. SOURCE OF TITLE: Deed Book 214 pg 305, Register’s Office for McNairy County, TN. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1483 Rose Creek Road, Selmer, TN 38375 Designated as Map 82 Parcel 4.08 on McNairy County, Tennessee Tax Assessor’s Maps THIS the 17th day of February, 2012. Wm. Ken Seaton, TRUSTEE HAILEY & SEATON, ATTORNEYS 9010 40, 41, 42 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 30, 2012 at 10:00AM local time, at the East door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Freddie Mae Brooks, to Deusner & Kennedy, Trustee, on June 30, 2004 at Book 370, Page 322; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-FFH3 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 City of Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: TRACT NUMBER 1: About 1/2 mile east of McNairy County Courthouse, on U. S. Highway Number 64, known as East Poplar Street, 685 feet north of U. S. Highway Number 64, and more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING on east side of North Maple Street at a stake on the corner of Grady Clifton’s property and extending Northwest 70 feet along North Maple Street to a stake on the corner of Elmo Clayton’s property; thence Northeast along a

503 - public notices straight line, along Clayton’s property, 200 feet to a stake at Barnes’ orchard; thence Southeast along a straight line 70 feet to a stake at Grady Clifton’s property; thence Southwest along a straight line, along Clifton’s property, 200 feet to a stake on North Maple Street at the corner of Clifton’s property, which is the beginning. TRACT NUMBER 2: BEGINNING on a stake in the east margin of North Maple Street at a point which is 630 feet north of Highway Number 64 and 5 feet north of the northwest corner of the original Grady Clifton lot; runs thence North with the east margin of North Maple Street 55 feet to a stake; thence East 200 feet to a stake; thence South 55 feet to a stake at a point which is 5 feet north of the northeast corner of the original Grady Clifton lot and at the northeast corner of the lot this day conveyed to Lola K. Clifton; thence West with Lola K. Clifton’s north line 200 feet to the beginning. Street Address: 259 Maple Street (per Assessor), 260 Maple Street (per Deed of Trust), Selmer, Tennessee 38375 Parcel Number: 089L-A031.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Freddie Mae Brooks The street address of the above described property is believed to be 259 Maple Street (per Assessor), 260 Maple Street (per Deed of Trust), 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. 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. 10-011759 9058 41, 42, 43 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 May 17, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded May 26, 2005, at Book 375, Page 1655 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Kenna N Ray Stacy R Ray Kenna Nelson Ray and Stacy Renee Ray, conveying certain property therein described to Robert W. Rutherford as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc as nominee for Franklin American Mortgage Company; 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 March 26, 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

classifieds 503 - public notices 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: Land lying and being in the 6th Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows to wit: Commencing at the southern right of way of Tennessee State Route 142 and the centerline of Oxford Creek Drive, thence with the center of Oxford Drive as follows: Thence South 00 degrees 37 minutes 18 seconds West for a distance of 1054.11 feet, thence South 04 degrees 36 minutes 40 seconds East for a distance of 126.80 feet, thence South 06 degrees 32 minutes 01 seconds East for a distance of 30.50 feet, thence South 07 degrees 33 minutes 00 seconds East for a distance of 825.18 feet, thence South 45 degrees 35 minutes 36 seconds East for a distance of 42.82 feet, thence South 87 degrees 59 minutes 21 seconds East for a distance of 350.08 feet, thence South 86 degrees 00 minutes 01 seconds East for a distance of 114.42 feet, thence South 49 degrees 03 minutes 40 seconds East for a distance of 112.45 feet,thence South 20 degrees 43 minutes 13 seconds East for a distance of 121.02 feet, thence South 38 degrees 05 minutes 11 seconds East for a distance of 48.56 feet, thence South 05 degrees 27 minutes 18 seconds West for a distance of 184.35 feet, thence South 06 degrees 18 minutes 40 seconds East for a distance of 186.45 feet, thence South 19 degrees 13 minutes 57 seconds East for a distance of 44.07 feet, thence South 14 degrees 25 minutes 52 seconds East for a distance of 84.32 feet, thence South 04 degrees 19 minutes 39 seconds East for a distance of 110.47 feet, thence South 25 degrees 31 minutes 32 seconds West for a distance of 100.53 feet, thence South 39 degrees 43 minutes 28 seconds West for a distance of 184.03 feet, thence South 20 degrees 28 minutes 08 seconds West for a distance of 105.62 feet, thence South 02 degrees 55 minutes 21 seconds East for a distance of 71.74 feet, thence South 26 degrees 26 minutes 00 seconds East for a distance of 58.06 feet, thence South 50 degrees 19 minutes 09 seconds East for a distance of 120.92 feet, thence South 57 degrees 21 minutes 07 seconds East for a distance of 210.76 feet, thence South 46 degrees 20 minutes 21 seconds East for a distance of 92.26 feet, thence South 19 degrees 56 minutes 46 seconds East for a distance of 109.69 feet, thence South 03 degrees 53 minutes 50 seconds West for a distance of 86.26 feet, thence South 13 degrees 34 minutes 28 seconds West for a distance of 193.70 feet, thence South 03 degrees 09 minutes 00 seconds West for a distance of 79.40 feet, thence South 20 degrees 57 minutes 37 seconds East for a distance of 174.18 feet, thence South 19 degrees 35 minutes 39 seconds East for a distance of 184.05 feet, thence North 82 degrees 53 minutes 11 seconds West for a distance of 27.06 feet leaving said road to a steel fence post for a true Point of Beginning of the Subject Tract, thence South 18 degrees 30 minutes 56 seconds East for a distance of 43.80 feet with the western right at way of Oxford Creek Drive, thence South 13 degrees 42 minutes 06 seconds East for a distance of 69.37 feet with the western right of way of Oxford Creek Drive, thence South 05 degrees 27 minutes 02 seconds East for a distance of 109.89 feet with the western right of way of Oxford Creek Drive to a steel fence post, thence South 85 degrees 41 minutes 10 seconds West for a distance of 515.35 feet with a new line to a steel fence post in the eastern boundary of Clifton Reaves, formerly Charles Jones, thence North 02 degrees 30 minutes 53 seconds East for a distance of 314.71 feet with the eastern boundary of Reaves along a painted line to a steel fence post, thence South 82 degrees 53 minutes 11 seconds East for a distance of 462.87 feet with a new line to the point of beginning. Together with and subject to restrictions, easements and covenants of record. Said property contains 3.001 acres more or less.

503 - public notices Legal Description taken from Scrivener’s Affidavit filed 1/06/2011 in McNairy County, Tennessee, book 13, pages 2750-2751 ALSO KNOWN AS: 1023 Oxford Creek Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: Kenna N Ray; Stacy R Ray; Fleet National Bank; Vicki Ray; Kenna Nelson Ray; Kenna Nelson Ray; Stacy Renee Ray; Vicki Ray The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1286‑197003 DATED January 6, 2012 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee February 29, 2012 March 7, 2012 March 14, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ bsims_120106_1308 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COMand WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM 9055 41, 42, 43

THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Deusner & Kennedy, P.A. 177 West Court Avenue Selmer, Tennessee 38375 STATE OF TENNESSEE) NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE COUNTY OF McNAIRY ) WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Promissory Note heretofore executed by AGUSTIN LOPEZ and SOCORRO GONZALEZ, secured by a Deed of Trust dated February 25, 2004, of record in Trust Book 367, Page 1270, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and which Deed of Trust conveyed certain property as therein described to the Trustee therein named to secure BANCORPSOUTH BANK; and Whereas the undersigned was appointed and substituted as Trustee pursuant to an Appointment of Substitute Trustee, dated January 24, 2012, of record in Deed of Trust Book 405, Page 35, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and Melissa G. Stewart, as Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, the 29th day of March, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock a.m. at the East door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described, to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING LOT # 4, in the ERIN LANE DEVELOPMENT, a plat of which is recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Plat Cabinet B, Slide 45, and reference is here made to said plat of ERIN LANE DEVELOPMENT for the description, restrictions and references as there given, and said plat is made a part hereof by reference thereto as fully and to the same extent as if

Wednesday, february 29, 2012 503 - public notices copied in full herein. RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS This property is conveyed with the following restrictive covenants which are to run with the land and shall be binding upon all parties hereinafter: No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon these lots, nor shall anything be done or placed which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood, or which may diminish the value of neighborhood. These lots shall be used for residential purposes only. No business shall be operated on these lots or out of a residence on these lots which involves clients, customers, or members of the general public entering and exiting from the property. No manufactured home, mobile home, trailer, camper, structure of a temporary character, garage, shack, barn, or other outbuilding shall be used on these lots at any time as a residence either temporarily or permanently. No junk cars or other inoperable vehicles shall be allowed on these lots. No animals, livestock, or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred, or kept on these lots, except dogs, cats, or other household pets may be kept provided that they are not kept, bred, or maintained for commercial purposes. Any fence erected on these lots shall be erected in the back yard only and shall not extend forward past the back corners of the house located on that lot. Any fence erected on a vacant lot shall also be limited to the back part of the lot and shall not extend forward toward Erin Lane past one-half of the depth of the lot. Agustin Lopez obtained title to the foregoing real property by Warranty Deed of Neal Plunk and wife, Brenda Plunk, dated February 25, 2004, of record in Deed Book 188, Page 910, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: Map-139, Parcel-08.26 55 Erin Lane Ramer, TN 38367 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. And subject to, but not limited to, the following parties who may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: None. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Substitute Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. This, the 26th day of January, 2012. MELISSA G. STEWART, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE DEUSNER & KENNEDY ATTORNEYS AT LAW 177 WEST COURT AVENUE SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375 9056 41, 42, 43 THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Deusner & Kennedy, P.A. 177 West Court Avenue Selmer, Tennessee 38375 STATE OF TENNESSEE) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE COUNTY OF McNAIRY) WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note heretofore executed by ANTONIA MIGUEL and TRINIDAD COOK, secured by a Deed of Trust dated November 12, 2010, of record in Trust Book 401, Page 959, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and which Deed of Trust conveyed certain property as therein described to the Trustee therein named to secure JAMES EUGENE (J.E.) MARSH. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is

503 - public notices hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and Stephen Craig Kennedy, as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee, will on Tuesday, the 3rd day of April, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock a.m. at the East door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described, to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron rod set at the point of the intersection of the southern right-ofway line of Look Out Lane and the eastern right-of-way line of Buck Hollow Road, thence South 87 degrees 57 minutes 54 seconds East 304.35 feet to an iron rod set at the point of the intersection of the southern right-of-way line of Look Out Lane and the western right-of-way line of Janice Road; thence South 01 degrees 25 minutes 16 seconds West 483.83 feet to an iron rod set in the western right-of-way line of Janice Road, the same being the northeast corner of the Tony Ross tract (Deed Book 205, Page 4, ROMC); thence North 87 degrees 57 minutes 54 seconds West 320 feet, along the northern boundary line of the Tony Ross tract (Deed Book 205, Page 4, ROMC) to an iron rod set in the eastern boundary line of Buck Hollow Road, the same being the northwest corner of the Tony Ross tract (Deed Book 205, Page 4, ROMC); thence North 02 degrees 40 minutes 19 seconds East 483.83 feet, to the point of beginning, containing 3.42 acres, more or less. RESTRICTIONS: 1. This property shall be used for residential purposes but no mobile homes may be placed on this land, except double wide mobile homes which shall be underpinned and placed upon a permanent foundation. 2. No junk cars or other unsightly items shall be kept on these premises. 3. No commercial activities shall be conducted on these premises except there may be a small business such as a beauty shop in the home located hereon. 4. These restrictions shall run with the land and shall be enforceable by any owner of any part of the parent tract. Antonia Miguel and Trinidad Cook obtained title to the foregoing real property by Warranty Deed of James Eugene (J. E.) Marsh, dated November 12, 2010, of record in Deed Book 217, Page 352, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: Map-160, Parcel-32.08 Buck Hollow Road

This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. And subject to, but not limited to, the following parties who may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: None. This the 23rd day of January, 2012. S. CRAIG KENNEDY, TRUSTEE DEUSNER & KENNEDY, P.A. ATTORNEYS AT LAW 177 WEST COURT AVENUE SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375 9057 41, 42, 43

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Monday, February 20 Vandalism – Stateline Rd – 7:27 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Centerhill Rd – 8:05 a.m. Vandalism – Hwy 22 S – 9:25 a.m. Harass Phone Calls – Shannon Rd – 10:04 a.m. Traffic stop – Skyline Dr – 11:57 a.m. Suspicious person – Hwy 22/69 – 12:11 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 12:25 p.m. Suspicious activity – Hwy 57 E – 12:52 p.m. Speak with an officer – Ramer Selmer Rd – 12: 41 p.m. Traffic stop – 3:18 p.m. Suspicious activity – Wilkins Ln – 3:34 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 4:18 p.m. Burglary – Racepath Rd – 5:13 p.m. Reckless driver – Hey 64 – 5:18 p.m. Public service – Complex – 6:53 p.m. Suspicious person – Guys Chewalla Rd – 9:42 p.m. Public service – Finger – 9:44 p.m. Tuesday, February 21 Traffic stop – Hwy 45 Dowty – 12:30 a.m. Traffic stop – Mulberry Ave – 12:42 a.m. Traffic stop – Parkway Cir/Hwy 45 S – 1:05 a.m.

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Traffic stop – Citgo – 12:50 p.m. 911 Hang up – Airport Rd – 12:57 p.m. Traffic stop – Pappy John’s Hwy 45 S – 1:54 p.m. Traffic stop – County Garage – 2:20 p.m. Retrieve property – Payne Rd – 4:20 p.m. Theft of property – Beauty Hill Rd – 5:02 p.m. Unwanted subject – Centerhill Rd – 5:28 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – Ramer Selmer Rd – 6:34 p.m. Traffic stop – 6:54 p.m. Traffic stop – Michie Dollar general – 8:03 p.m. Wednesday, February 22 Burglary – E Main St – 2:25 a.m. Suspicious vehicle – Hwy 22 S – 2:29 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – City Park Eastview – 7:26 a.m. Animal control welfare/cruelty – Chamber Store Rd – 9:29 a.m. Suspicious vehicle – Block of Purdy Rd – 10:58 a.m. Speak with an officer – Pyron Rd – 12:47 p.m. Vandalism – Hwy 57 W – 3:42 p.m. Theft of property – Dee Moore and Dunaway Rd – 4:24 p.m. Harass threats – Payne Rd – 5:18 a.m. 911 Hang up – Autumn Ln – 6:35 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45/Alley McCoy – 6:52 p.m. Thursday, February 23 Extra patrol – 138 Chewalla Rd – 11:43 a.m.

court briefs Bryan D Wilbanks – assault, attempt – Fined costs. Sent. to 10 days. Rest. of $3,160 to victim. Supervised prob. alc/drug eval. dom. Abuse counseling. Corey N Plunk – Worthless checks – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond. Corey N Plunk – Worthless checks – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond. Corey N Plunk – Worthless checks – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond. John D McCarter – Assault, attempt – Fined $50 and costs, sent. to 24 hrs. no contact with victims. Supervised prob. Corey N Plunk – Fraud use of credit/debit card – bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim. hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond. Daphen S Burkeens – Driving while license suspended –

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property – aggr. crim. tresp. – bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. Def. to cont. on current bond. Joe C Scott – Driving while license suspended – fined $50 and costs. Sent. to 6 hrs, DL sus. for 6 months. Supervised prob. Beverly A Harris – Assault, attempt – resist stop, arrest, search – fined costs. sent. to 58 days time served. supervised prob. Corey N Plunk – Forgery – def bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim. hearing. def shall cont. on current bond. Corey N Plunk – Failure to appear – def bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim. hearing. def shall cont. on current bond. Jamie M Travis – Theft of property – def bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim. hearing. Monica M Tull – Initiate manufacture of meth – tampering with evidence – promoting meth manufacture – def bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim. hearing. Def shall cont. on current bond of $10,000. Chad Evan Tull – def bound

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dismissed on payment of costs. def. has valid DL . John W Mitchell – Assault, attempt – Fined costs. sent. to 12 days. no contact with victim. Supervised prob. Billy F Mitchell – Assault, attempt – fined costs. sent. to 12 days. no contact with victim. Supervised prob. Dillion Anthony Allen – Burglary, other than habitation – theft – vandalism – Bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim hearing. Def. shall cont. on current bond. George H Atkins – Theft of property – bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim. hearing, def. shall cont. on current bond. Dillon A Allen – Burglary, other than habitation – theft of property – aggr. crim. tresp. – bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. Def. to cont. on current bond. Dillon A Allen – Burglary, other than habitation – theft of property – aggr. crim. tresp. – bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. Def. to cont. on current bond. Dillon A Allen – Burglary, other than habitation – theft of

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