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A Selmer man was injured last Friday after his vehicle rear-ended a semi-truck on the bypass. crash report provided by the SPD. ing to a spokesperson for the hospital. By Jeff Whitten Michael R. Underwood, 48, of Selmer, told Basinger was unable to give an account of Head News Writer Sgt. Ronnie Pilkington, of the Selmer Police what happened due to his condition. A witA Selmer man was injured in an automo- Department, who responded to the wreck, ness said that the semi-truck was making a bile accident last Friday on Highway 45 near that he was attempting to make a right turn on right turn when the SUV ran into the rear of the Industrial Park in Selmer. Earl W. Basinger, Industrial Park Drive from Highway 45 north the semi-truck, proceeded across the median 49, of Selmer was transported by Emergency when the black 1981 Peterbilt semi-trailer across the south bound lane of the roadway Medical Services ambulance to Jackson-Mad- truck he was driving was hit from behind by and ran into the ditch. Underwood was not transported for mediison County General Hospital. As of last Mon- the 2005 Gray Buick sport utility vehicle driven day, Basinger was in critical condition, accord- by Basinger, according to an unofficial traffic cal treatment.

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74 confirmed tornados leave 39 dead in four U.S. states

Jeff Teague and Jeff Noles prepare their signature dish at last year’s Taste of McNairy. By Christen Coulon Editor

The tables are nearly set for the eighth annual Taste of McNairy, a major fundraiser for the McNairy County Chapter

of Habitat for Humanity. This year more than 30 groups, including several new entries, have already signed up to bring food to the event,

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McNairy County native headed to Rockabilly Hall of Fame (Submitted) – Reggie M. Churchwell, who was born and grew up in Milledgeville, will be joining Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry lee, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich, Sam Phillips and many others in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Churchwell will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in Jackson on April 14.

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McNairy County survived what is being called one of the most significant March tornado outbreaks in history last Friday with at least 74 confirmed tornados. The outbreak, which saw 279 tornado warnings issued nationwide, with at least two in McNairy County, claimed lives of at least 39 people from the gulf coast to the upper midwest. In McNairy County, the storms swept through bringing high winds, rain, and up to an inch of hail. During the afternoon hours, residents scrambled for cover through rounds of tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings at the time when buses full of school children would normally have filled the county roads. However, due to the forethought of McNairy County Schools Superintendent, Charlie Miskelly, this was not an issue after he made the decision to cancel classes due to severe weather predictions for that day. Miskelly said that he saw no reason to expose the students or school employees to those dangers and said that even if school had been in session that it would have been a disruptive learning environment for students who would have been in the halls all day instead of class. Even though some of the morning television stations made light of the area cancel-

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Grand Jury indicts 31 on 109 charges By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

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Sesame Street Live is coming to Memphis March 23 and 24. The Independent Appeal will be holding an art contest open to children of all ages with the winners receiving tickets to “Elmo’s Super Heroes” at the FedExForum. All entries must be received by March 16. Entries can be mailed to, or dropped off in person at our offices located at 111 N. Second St. Selmer, TN 38375. Winning submissions will be displayed in our March 21 issue.

Indictments were handed down by the McNairy County Grand Jury against 31 individuals according to a list provided by McNairy County Circuit Court Clerk Ronnie Brooks last Friday. A total of 109 charges were brought against these defendants. Charges vary from aggravated vehicular homicide, attempted second degree murder, drug charges such as promotion and manufacture of meth, possession of cocaine, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and vandalism, rape and other sex crimes, delivery of counterfeit drugs and driving under the influence.

Douglas Wayne Simms was indicted for aggravated vehicular homicide: intoxication, vehicular assault and driving under the influence. Brandon Eugene Shelton was indicted for attempted second degree murder, employment of a firearm during a felony, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and attempted theft of property. George Atkins was indicted for possession of a schedule II drug (cocaine) with intent to deliver 0.5 grams or more and simple possession of a schedule III drug (Butalbittal). Joe L. Cox was indicted on charges of initiation of manufacture of meth, promotion of methamphetamine and possession of

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Congiardo receives MRA Professional Achievement Award By Christen Coulon Editor

On Jan. 28, the McNairy Regional Alliance awarded Samuel Frank Congiardo III with their Professional Achievement Award at their annual banquet. While the ever-humble Congiardo said that winning the award was a surprise, those who are familiar with his work were not quite as stunned, because that’s what he does...win. “I was honored and surprised both,” Congiardo said about the award. “I didn’t have a clue that anything like that would ever happen, it was a real honor.” Congiardo, a Selmer native and 1979 McNairy Central High School graduate has worked at Adamsville High School for 27 years and has excelled as the school’s band director for the Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School Marching Band, bringing them seven state titles in the last 13 years. Congiardo grew up with both music and teaching in his blood with his father, uncle and brother having all served as band directors and several members of his extended family who are teachers. Even after directing all of these bands to victory, Congiardo was quick to point out the contributions of those around him for their success. “We have a lot of hard-working students, a lot of hard-working staff members and...extra hard-working parents. When you put all of those things together, good things happen,” Congiardo said. He also said that the support from the Adamsville community has been a big help. “Everybody is always interested in the theme for the next year,” Congiardo said. “Our concerts have been really well attended.” Congiardo also attributes continuing professional development for his winning ways. “I try to stay (current) with all of the up to date techniques,” Congiardo said. “I attend a

lot of clinics during the summer, I do a lot of research on show design, concepts, and teaching new techniques. We try to keep with good quality instruments, that always helps to maintain a good sound.” He says that these background areas are essential for the performance of the band and many people may not be aware of how much they contribute to their success. All of this hard work has paid off for the Adamsville band. The Cards took state three years in a row from 1999-2001, then added another championship in 2006, they followed this up most recently with another three-peat from 2009-2011. Congiardo said that each year they face some tough competition at the state level and was reluctant to make any predictions about a fourth consecutive title next year. Congiardo said that each championship has been special, but said the first will always stick out in his mind. “The first one was really, really special because that is something that we had worked for,” Congiardo said. “We started attending the State Division I Championships in 1994 and ‘99 was the first time that we had won, so that was a really special one.” In fact, beginning with those 7th grade students who attended that first championship in 1994, every graduating class has left with at least one state title during their time at the school. State titles, even for someone like Congiardo, are not something that can be achieved every single year, however, one thing he can do each and every year is make a difference in the lives of his students. He said that one of the most rewarding parts of his job is being able to see his students grow and develop into adults and said that the band has made an impact in the future lives of his students. Congiardo said that he loves teaching, and despite all of his awards, that one of his most memorable moments at the school was seeing a

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Jeremy Burcham, Jr., of Bethel Springs, was killed in an automobile accident in Hardin County on Feb. 25. Burcham, 27, was killed 11 miles south of Crump, according to a fatal accident report provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, District 8 of-

single student reach a single note. Congiardo said that no matter how hard the student worked, he just could not reach that high note. Finally, it came to the point where the student was ready to give up on music altogether. On the student’s final try, Congiardo told him to just give it his best shot. “And he nailed it,” Congiardo said. “It all came down to, ‘I can do this if I can hit this one

note,’ “He hit it and I think it really helped him develop as a person.” Later, that same student went on to major in music, and even wrote some music that the Cardinal Band has performed. However, all of this future success came down to one musical note and one teacher determined to see his student succeed. Luckily, that teacher was Frank Congiardo.

Accident on Poplar Avenue in Selmer

Bethel Springs man killed in automobile accident By Jeff Whitten

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Ted Moore and Steve Simon present Adamsville band director Samuel Frank Congiardo III with the McNairy Regional Alliance Professional Achievement Award at the Annual MRA Banquet Jan. 28.

fice in Jackson. Burcham was driving a 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup but was not wearing a seat belt. According to the report, Burcham’s truck was traveling south bound on Leath Road, went into a curve and lost control at the intersection of Leath Road and Narrows Road. Trooper Gerald Hardin responded to the accident.

Miss. man dies in Ramer wreck By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer Staff Photos By Jeff Whitten

A Mississippi man died in a crash last Friday. Zachary N. Martin was killed on Highway 57 in Ramer, according to a fatal accident report provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Zachary, 24, of Saltillo, Miss. was driving a 2205 F1S pickup west bound on the highway, when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree. Trooper Kenny Lamberth responded to the accident.

Selmer firemen extricate Kriste Hale, 34, of Adamsville from a vehicle that ran off Highway 64 last Thursday in Selmer. Cassandra Wilbanks, 22, of Pocahontas, who was driving a 2001 gold Chevrolet Suburban, told Ptl. Bradlee Huckabee that she stopped to cross over to Oakgrove Road and looked and didn’t see anyone coming, according to an electronic traffic crash report, provided by the Selmer Police Department. She then proceeded to cross Poplar Avenue and hit Hale, who was driving a maroon 1996 Mercury Cougar in the side door, forcing her off the roadway. Wilbanks was cited for allegedly failing to yield. Hale and Wilbanks were transported by Emergency Medical Services ambulance to McNairy Regional Hospital.

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Multi-county chase ends in crash Photo by Tony Westbrooks

A vehicle theft in Bolivar led to a chase and a crash on the Highway 45 Bypass near Selmer last Wednesday. Darius L. Moore, 20, of 309 N. Madison, Bolivar, was arrested by the Bolivar Police for theft over $500 and criminal trespass, according to an arrest report by the BPD. Law enforcement officials from three counties chased the white 1988 Toyota into McNairy County. The Bolivar City vehicle was allegedly stolen from the Water Plant.

Ramer Commission discusses youth sports By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The Ramer City Commission met on Feb. 27. John Sorey appeared before the commission to inform them that his insurer has told him that his premiums will double because his residence is not within 500 feet of a fire hydrant. The commission discussed various options and voted to investigate the costs of each and then make a decision. Tom Court spoke before the commission on youth programs. He said the budget for the ballpark will be the same as last year. He said that he already has 30 tons of dirt for improvements to the ballpark. Though he will have to pay for the rest, he is getting a good deal at $6 a ton on the rest. Court told the commission that he has a team in every age group and two in some age groups. He said he will use his budget on Dixie

boys as well as girls’ softball. He said his first year as president of the league will be tough, but after that he hopes not to have to lean on the city so much. Court said that he is looking to pay someone to do the groundskeeping, but that he will do it pretty cheap. “I’m trying to do everything I can, where I won’t have to come to you and ask you for money,” Court said. Court declared the basketball season a success. “Ramer athletes are fixin’ to be as competitive as anyone,” he said. Court estimated that tournaments will raise between $2,000 and $3,000. The commission voted to spend $1,000 to fix holes at 307 J. Taylor Rd. They also voted to advertise bids for mowing in the paper and to make a $75 donation to Jesus Cares.

Michie Mayor signs disclosure for grant By Janet Rail Publisher

During their monthly meeting Feb. 27, the Michie mayor and board of aldermen passed a resolution for the maximum amount of $500,000 for a CDBG competitive grant for the city water department. The total estimate of needed repairs and upgrades was a total of $596,000. The city would be responsible for $96,000 or less dependent upon final costs of project. Shannon Cotter, SIC Project Manager, spoke to the board, “I am very pleased with the engineers report and documentation on the city’s need for this grant. If it be the wish of the board, I will proceed with the application.” Mayor Mike Glisson signed the disclosure for the grant. Roger Jenkins, water department manager, reported attendance to a cross-connection school and that he is in the process of sending the city’s cross-connection plan to the state for approval and follow up with the board for their approval.

Jenkins reported review of all chemical use to determine any potential costs savings to the city. He is also entering Michie water in a better drinking water contest in the Tennessee Associated Utility District and is also interested in taking more education courses in the future. The board passed an increase on the refundable water deposit from $40-$75 for homeowners and from $100-$125 for renters. Mayor Glisson discussed having the city elections as the same time as the county elections in August 2014 which would save the city money and would get them on the same calendar for future elections. The board passed a resolution to extend terms for one year to allow the city to align with the county elections in all future elections. The board passed a motion to purchase fencing around the perimeter of the lagoon for an estimated costs of $7,500 as soon as all legal matters were resolved. Alderman David Baker stated that leaves in the city park were pretty deep along the fence line and kids were setting the leaves on fire.

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lations last Friday morning, Miskelly said he was confident that he made the right decision. “You make a call and if somebody pokes fun at you then so be it,” Miskelly said. “I always try to do the best I can...I’m always going to err on the side of safety.” Even though the county took a direct hit from several strong storm cells, things could have been much worse. “There was some hail and a few limbs down,” said Rudy Moore emergency management director for McNairy County. As of press time, Moore said that there were no reports of injuries or significant financial damage relating to the storm in

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which will take place from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Selmer Community Center. The Selmer Community Center is located at 230 N. Fifth St. There will be a courtesy shuttle for the event running from the First Baptist Church parking lot beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Admission for the event is $10 with children under six getting in for free. This amazing event has become a staple for residents of McNairy County with hundreds participating in the event each year. Betty Garrison, president of Habitat for Humanity for McNairy County said that the event generally raises between $6,000$7,000 annually for the charity. Following this year’s fundraiser, the McNairy County Habitat for Humanity is preparing to build the fifth house now that the weather is getting better. They are looking

“We can get someone to clean up the leaves,” stated Glisson. Alderman Jed Baker said he was receiving complaints regarding dogs not on a leash at the city park. The board agreed to put a sign in the park to address the issue. Concerned citizens addressed the board regarding water drainage on Smith Circle. The citizens stated that mosquitos are already swarming and we need to do what we can to get the water out of there. “We can only clean to the right of way,” said Baker. “If anyone is dumping on our right of way, we can clean it up and charge the citizen $300 for clean up,” said Glisson. Alderman Jed Baker is to speak to the neighbors and the board will address the issue from their right of way. John Shaw, previous water department manager, approached the board seeking unemployment. Shaw presented a document from his attorney and after discussion, the board moved to sign. In earlier business the board passed the Jan meeting minutes and the financial report.

McNairy County. However, Moore urged vigilance in the coming months as last week’s storms were just the beginning of the spring storm season in this part of the country. “We did dodge a bullet, I think,” Moore said. Residents in other parts of the nation were not so lucky with this storm, as widespread damage was reported in several states including significant damage here in Tennessee in the cities of Signal Mountain and Harrison. While no deaths were reported in Tennessee, four other states reported fatalities from the storms. Most of the deaths from this system were reported in Indiana and Kentucky where entire towns were erased from the map as wide twisters packing 150 mph winds wiped out everything in their path. For more information on how communities and individuals can prepare for severe weather please visit www.stormready. noaa.gov/.

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. Founder, Millard Fuller, used to say, “If God had wanted his people to live like rats he would have put tails on them.” Habitat home recipients must be McNairy County residents and are required to put in 500 hours of sweat equity work on the house, must have decent credit, must have a need for the assistance, and must have the ability to pay off the interest-free loan. Donny Gibbs, executive director of the McNairy County Habitat for Humanity stressed that Habitat for Humanity is not a “giveaway” program. The organization raises money through grants, donations and events like Taste of McNairy, then sells the home to the recipient at cost. Use of donated labor and supplies also helps offset the cost of the home. Gibbs said that because the recipients put hundreds of hours of work into the house, they tend to appreciate it more. Habitat for Humanity has built more than 350,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.75 million people with safe, decent, affordable shelter.

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MCHS Class of 1987 25th Class Reunion Weekend of June 1, 2012.

The weekend events are as follows:

Musical Montage

An evening of fine dining and musical performance featuring the young musicians of MCHS.

Friday, June 1 - “Ice Breaker” at The Pickwick Plantation (Next door to Jon’s Pier) Bonfire 6:00 pm - until Saturday morning, June 2 - Golf at Pickwick State Park. Anyone interested should contact Steve Hunter at shunter7263@hotmail.com Saturday evening, The Main Event - June 2 at Jon’s Pier 7:00 - until. The evening will consist of a heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet, brief program, mingling with classmates, music, and karaoke.

Saturday, March 17th 6:00 p.m.

*RSVP along with $15.00 per person to Tisa Norwood, P.O. Box 234, Selmer, TN 38375 by April 30, 2012 (Make checks payable to MCHS Class of 1987). Individuals wanting lodging should make their own hotel reservations ASAP. The Hampton Inn (731-689-3031) has rooms available but will fill up fast. For more information contact Class President, Tommy Elam at 731-610-1101

A delicious three-course dinner will include salad, ribeye steaks (made to order), and dessert.

*We are asking for friends and relatives to help us spread the word. If you know the location of someone that graduated from MCHS in 1987 that is not on Facebook or does not get the county papers, please pass this information along.

in the Commons area at McNairy Central High School

Tickets are on sale now for $25/individual or $150/table. Tickets may be purchased through band students or by calling (731) 645-3226 or (731) 645-5794.

Selmer recycling grant By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

McNairy County Solid Waste will be receiving an $18,000 grant from the state, according to Director Cindy Kennedy. The money will be used to expand the items that can be recycled in the county, Kennedy told the Independent Appeal last Monday. Solid waste has placed a recycling container at McNairy Regional Hospital. “it’s working wonderful. We’re hoping to offer more containers to industries and businesses in McNairy County,” Kennedy said. “The citizens are doing wonderful with recycling. We just want to make sure we get items that they can recycle and that those items do not have food or liquid products in them—that they are cleaned out,” she continued. The McNairy County Recycling Center is located on S. 7th St in Selmer behind the old nursing home. Its hours are 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 a.m. until noon Fridays. Some of the items the center can handle paper and cardboard, metals, glass, plastic, computers and small electronics, paint, lightbulbs, solvents, motor oil, styrofoam, mirrors, windows, glassware, textiles and ceramics. The Selmer curbside recycling

program is helping not only the environment, but the city’s bottom line, according to Mayor David Robinson. Although only 10 percent of Selmer households are participating, this program has reduced landfill charges by 14 percent, Robinson told the Independent Appeal last Monday. “It’s making a difference,” he said. This program began in May, 2011. The department takes all requests for pickups received prior to Thursday at noon and creates a route for Friday pickups. Recycling bags are available at city hall. The city will pickup cardboard, plastic, paper, plastic, tin aluminum, rechargeable batteries, including cell phone batteries and all small appliances except for televisions. The materials do not have to be separated but that would be helpful, Selmer Mayor David Robinson said. Residents who have bottles and cans to be picked up for recycling are asked to rinse them out. After the bags are picked up, the sanitation department workers will take the materials to the Recycling Center on 7th Street. FYI: If you live in the Selmer city limits and wish to schedule a curbside recycling pickup, call (731)645-7908.

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Churchwell will be the first ever Agent-Manager-Promoter to be inducted. Churchwell has worked with about every act in all genres of music and entertainment. To name a few, Lucille Ball, Tony Bennett, J.D. Sumner and The Stamps (Elvis’ backup group for the last seven years of his life), The Lettermen, Fifth Dimension, Ace Cannon, Rayburn Anthony, Ronnie Milsap, Statler Brothers, Tammy Wynette, and many more too numerous to name. He has been a business partner with two Rock-A-Billy legends/pioneers: Carl Perkins and Elvis’ guitarist, the great Scotty Moore. Coming to honor Churchwell will be Stephen Tolman, President of the Nashville Association of Talent Directors, Rod Harris, Immediate Past President of NATD and Dannie Kennedy, Mayor of Milledgeville, TN. Several artists are expected to be in attendance depending of their touring schedule and will be announced as they confirm. Check future issues of The Independent Appeal for a feature article on Churchwell as well as complete coverage of the induction ceremony in April.


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This week in Civil War history March 1, 1862 Confederate pickets, an advance outpost, exchange fire with Union timberclads (wooden ships) Lexington and Tyler at Diamond Island, located along the Ohio River near the KentuckyIndiana state line. The ships were 180 feet long, side-wheel steamships with armor of thick wood planks and six or seven heavy guns. After the ships fired back the Confederates retreat.

President Abraham Lincoln appoints Andrew Johnson military governor of Tennessee with the rank of Brig. Gen. Johnson would serve as Lincoln’s Vice-President after he is reelected in 1864. He would also succeed to the presidency after Lincoln is assassinated in 1865. The U. S. House of Representatives would also vote articles of impeachment, but he narrowly escaped impeachment by the Senate.

March 2, 1862 Confederate Maj. Gen. Leonidas K. Polk, who was the second cousin of President James K. Polk, completes his withdrawal from Columbus, Ky. to New Madrid, Mo.

March 5, 1862 The U.S.S. Water Witch captured the schooner William Malley off St. Andrew’s Bay in Florida.

March 3, 1862 Union forces, under Gen. John Pope, lay siege to New Madrid. Union naval forces, under the command of Flag Officer Samuel Dupont, capture Cumberland Island and Sound, Fernandina and Amelia Island and the town of St. Mary’s on the Georgia coast. Fort Clinch on Amelia Island, on the Georgia coast, is occupied by Union forces. The U. S. Navy also captured the Confederate steamer Darlington, which contained a cargo of military supplies. Confederate forces retreat inland. March 4, 1862 Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck relieves Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant of command of forces on the Cumberland River and replaces him with Brig. Gen. Charles F. Smith. Due to telegraph failures, Halleck believes Grant is disobeying his orders to report to him. Halleck recommended to President Abraham Lincoln that Brig. Gen. Don Carlos Buell be promoted to Major General so he could take command of forces on the Cumberland. Halleck told Buell that Grant’s absence when Confederates attacked at Fort Donelson almost cost the Union the victory. Grant will later be restored to his command.

March 6, 1862 The U.S.S. Pursuit captured the schooner Anna Belle off Apalachicola, Florida on the Gulf Coast. Gen. Earl Van Dorn’s forces march overnight to Pea Ridge, Ark., near Fayetteville, in an attempt to halt the Union advance. March 7, 1862 The Battle of Pea Ridge or Elkhorn Tavern, in Northwest Arkansas, near the Missouri state line, begins. Before advancing down the Tennessee River, Gen. Henry W. Halleck wanted to clear his west flank. He ordered Gen. Samuel Curtis to clear the Confederates out of Missouri. Since two of the Confederate commanders Maj. Gen. Sterling Price and Brig. Benjamin McCulloch loathed each other and had a problem cooperating, Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn was given command of the Military District of the Trans-Mississippi District. Van Dorn’s force outnumbered the Union force 16,000 to 10,500. He planned to sweep through Missouri, capture St. Louis and threaten Kentucky. After the Confederate authorities inform the Mayor of Jacksonville, Fla, that they will not defend the town against an expected Union assault, the Mayor issues a proclamation urging citizens to stay in their homes and to pursue their normal vocations.

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Kent Collier, President Friends of Shiloh, Rachel Baker, Hardin County Tourism, Julie Fonz, Store Manager, Valerie Burn, Tom Miller, State Manager Jack Daniels, Mike Patel, Store Owner, Taylor Love, Nicole Rodriguez, Rob Ragans, and Beth Pippin Hardin County Chamber Director. By Janet Rail Publisher

Last Tuesday, 64 Liquors & Wine in Savannah, Tenn. held a ribbon cutting to commemorate several initiatives to benefit Shiloh National Military Park. In recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh the store recently purchased a barrel of single barrel Jack Daniel’s whiskey with proceeds benefiting Friends of Shiloh. In addition, Tom Miller, State Manager Jack Daniel Distillery donated a Gibson guitar made for Jack Daniels. The guitar will be traveling around the area and people can buy chances for $5 – all of the proceeds going to Friends of

Shiloh. Kent Collier, President, Friends of Shiloh, was on hand to receive a $500 donation from Mike Patel, store owner. “The funds raised are used exclusively for a Federal Government Federal Preservation Trust to purchase/buy options on land for the growth of Shiloh Military National Park. We used the money twice this year and are currently trying to acquire Falling Timbers which is 3 miles west of the battlefield,” said Collier. The guitar will also be on display during the re-enactment March 31-April 1 at the Shiloh National Military Park Tent and chances can be purchased the entire weekend. For more information contact the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

One vehicle accident on Hines Gin Road

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Rickey English, District Director for the Farm Service Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, presents the 2012 Outstanding Local Programs Award to McNairy County Mayor Wilburn Gene Ashe last Wednesday at the Agriculture Building in Selmer. The award is for progress in advancing local agriculture, improving the environment, promoting economic development and conserving natural resources. English presented the award on behalf of his supervisor, Gene Davidson, State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency of the USDA and chairman of the Tennessee Rural Development Committee. Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton, Selmer Mayor David Robinson and other leaders were present at the presentation.

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A Selmer woman crashed her pickup in to a tree last Thursday in Selmer. Jewell Gober, 84, was headed west on Hines Gin Road, when she ran off the north side of the road, briefly reentered the road on the south side and hit a tree, according to Lt. David Killingsworth of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, who responded to the accident. Gober was transported by ambulance to McNairy Regional Hospital. No charges have been or are expected to be filed in the matter, but it is still under investigation, according to Killingsworth.

Is Google’s new privacy policy evil? Government officials, industry experts weigh in By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Google, the company whose motto is, “Don’t be evil” introduced its new privacy policy, which was met with controversy, last Thursday. Consumer Watchdog called the policy a spy policy rather than a privacy policy. CNIL, French administrative authority for data privacy, believes that the new policy violates European privacy law and asked Google to postpone implementation of the policy, as did the consumer group Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue. Several members of the U. S. Congress expressed concern as well as 36 state attorneys general. This includes Tennessee Attorney General Robert E. Cooper, Jr. and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who represents our district. The attorneys general were concerned that Android users would have to buy new phones in order to avoid the changes. However, Android owners can still use their phones for calls, text and web browsing without logging in to any Google applications, according to the Los Angeles Times. Also, when data is compromised, the damage will be much greater, according to the letter they sent to Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page. They also argue that if customers really want their information shared across platforms, then they not only would decline to opt-out but would opt-in. They charge that there is no opt-in option or a meaningful opt-out option. U. S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Liebowitz said Google was forcing users to make a brutal choice between end-

ing their use of the service or complying with the new monitoring scheme. Google said the changes were designed to improve the user experience, such as better targeting of ads that will be of interest to consumers. Google will combine information from one service with information from other services, Alma Whitten, Google’s director of privacy for product and engineering, wrote in a company blog post. Google will not be able to collect more information about its users but will be able to merge information from various Google products and build more comprehensive portraits by drawing on data from more Google services. All Google users will be required to submit to the new terms. Google Books, Chrome and Google Wallet will maintain stand alone privacy policies. This change will allow Google to do such things as let a user know he is late for a meeting based upon his calendar and current location or correcting the spelling of a friend’s name in Google search, Whitten said. Google’s privacy policy, which had more than 70 documents for various products, will now cover 60 products in one document.

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Lenora Smith dedicates life to saving others By Amanda Lowrance Staff Writer

For more than 30 years, former Emergency Medical Technician Lenora Smith has worn the uniform to serve McNairy County with fast response, emergency medical support. Most EMTs have found their risky work to be exciting and challenging, but Smith has made it her life’s work. She began her career as an EMT from the foundation of the ambulance service in 1981 when Shackelford Funeral Home passed the service over to McNairy County General Hospital. “I have lived here all my life,” said Smith. “I have never worked anywhere else in my life. A lot of people have moved on but I have not.” As a child she attended Selmer Middle School and later graduated in May of 1977 from McNairy Central High School. That August, Smith began her first and only medical career as an aide at the age of 18. While Smith has been commended for her 31 years of EMT service, she has been employed at the same location for 35 years overall. Still holding onto the newspaper clipping, Smith is the only present-day employee of the EMT class of 1981that finished at the opening of the ambulance service under the previously named, McNairy County General Hospital. Straight from high school, Smith got her foot in the door and spent the next four years working for advancement and there she found exactly what she was looking for. “At that time, my goal was to further my education and to better myself in the position that I was in,” said Smith referring to her aide position. “So, I went to Jackson State for EMT classes where I was certified and licensed.” Going into this field, her inspiration was solely based on helping others. “I have helped people all my life and becoming an EMT was my opportunity to continue helping people,” said Smith. “I was the first one out of the family to go into the medical profession.” Nevertheless, Smith has inspired her two daughters to take the medical route, opening what might be a family legacy. The eldest, Rachel is 25 years old and is a reg-

istered nurse at Jackson General Hospital and the youngest, Rebecca, is 21 years old and is in the dental hygiene program at Northeast Alabama Community College. As time flew by, Smith experienced and adapted to several changes within the ambulance service. Smith has gone through 10 directors and countless fellow employees. The hospital has even changed names three times in her career from McNairy County General Hospital to Methodist Healthcare, to what is now McNairy Regional Hospital. Rules, regulations, protocols, and guidelines have changed over the years as well with shift variations, technology, and new policies. “EMTs continue our education with classes online, attending skills fairs, and we take a driving course that is called ‘Vanessa K.’” In November 2002, Vanessa K. Free was killed by a police car that ran a red light while flashing blue lights only in Chattanooga, Tenn. From this tragic accident, Tennessee Emergency Responders are required to pass the course and to run with both lights and sirens while going to and from a call. Today’s EMT even has the knowledge, training, and tools necessary to assist the sick or injured, on-the-spot, 24 hours a day. MRH has three Advanced Life Support Units on standby for emergencies and also non-emergency transportations for situations such as bed-bound patients obligated to use ambulance transportation to clinics or for dialysis. There is also a tremendous amount of labor involved as an EMT, especially with numerous amounts kneeling, bending, and heavy lifting. This has forced Smith to accept a new, higher position back on the floor. “It was just getting too hard to perform my job due to my age and health. So, MRH offered me a position on the floor as a monitor tech.” In February, Smith was awarded Employee of the Month and a plaque for her 31 years of service before taking the new position. Smith was awarded EMT of the Year in 2005 and has been recognized for several outstanding accomplishments including keeping up-to-date on education requirements. Ten years remain until Smith is eligible for re-

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Lenora Smith began her service to the county 35 years ago when the county took over the ambulance service from Shackelford Funeral Home. tirement, and she says, “I plan on staying in this new position until I retire.” She has been very active in the community, from singing Christmas carols at the nursing home to giving gifts to under-privileged children. After rescuing victims, tending to their recoveries, and conversing with the families over the years, Smith has reached out to the community on a personal level. “These people are the most rewarding aspect of my job because you get to know the people and their families and they seem grateful,” Smith said. When what might be an embarrassing or disastrous moment to the victim, Smith has stepped in and endured the situation to create a positive, relaxed environment. “Helping people and comforting people in

their worst time is the best part about my job,” said Smith. “It is helping people to deal with death that’s the hard part; whether they’re old or young.” Death is something we all fear to a different extent and it takes a lot for person to comfort another through the devastation and the grieving process. “None of my memories are necessarily happy,” said Smith. “I have delivered babies and that is always a joyous moment but it began tragic. I have helped a lot of people but every event began as a tragic moment.” Smith has created many memories and saved many lives. Dialing 9-1-1 is a cry for help and it’s up to our skilled professionals to respond quickly to what might be a life or death situation.

Domestic violence: ‘Huge problem in McNairy County’ By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The arrest of a now former Selmer policeman in Chester County on charges of domestic assault has once again brought domestic violence to the forefront of the headlines. In a follow up to a story in the Independent Appeal last summer, I talked to some of the people on the front lines, who are trying to help victims of this crime. “A huge problem in McNairy County. It has a good number of victims,” said Margaret Cole, Executive Director of the Wo/Men’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program. McNairy County is part of the 14 county area that the program serves. WRAP has served 47 women and 21 children since the organization’s fiscal year began in July, 2011. Almost all domestic violence is men on women, Cole said. In McNairy County, it is probably 100 percent. The organization provides counseling, prepares orders of protection, shelters and provides emergency assistance. In 2011, 108 orders of protection were filed, as compared to 97 in 2010, according to McNairy County Circuit/General Sessions/Juvenile Court Clerk Ronnie Brooks. He said that there was no record of violations in either year. They also provide referrals to other organizations for services they cannot provide, such as sheltering anyone with a drug or alcohol problem. Court clerks by law have to provide the paper work and assist in filing for orders of protection. WRAP advocates assist with this, since the law does not require that it be done by a lawyer. They go to the hospital with victims. They help with relocation and job searches. They provide group support, which allows victims to talk about their experiences. This allows victims to realize they are not alone. Doctors and nurses have to report some types of injuries, such as those inflicted with a weapon. WRAP shelters were overwhelmed before Christmas, but are not now, Cole said. Victims eventually move from there to find their own place, live with family or go back to the abuser. This usually occurs because children have a big hold on their mothers because they love their fathers. “It starts all over again, when a victim goes back to her abuser,” Cole said. There will usually be a brief honeymoon before that, though. Domestic violence is a learned behavior. It takes a long time to learn and a long time to unlearn. It is often learned from parents, Cole said. “One counseling session is not going to fix it. This requires a long-term therapy, usually at least a year,” Cole said. During this time, the victim should not go back because the abuser will stop going to counseling, Cole said. The cycle usually only stops when someone leaves the relationship, Cole explained.

“My heart breaks for the whole family. Once domestic violence enters a home, it is difficult to remove it,” Cole said. Therapy is available for abusers, but they will usually have to pay for it themselves. Courts will sometimes pay for anger management, but this will not stop abuse. A batterer’s intervention program is required. Employee Assistance programs may pay for therapy for abusers. These programs are usually free to the employee, having been prepaid by their employers. However, therapy for victims of abuse is usually not necessary, according to Cole. “Most victims of domestic abuse do not need therapy, they just need someone to believe them and listen to them,” Cole said. Couples counseling does not work because domestic violence is about power and control, which is in the abuser’s hand. Victims either will not say anything in sessions or will and the abuser will retaliate against them for doing so. The state does have a crime victim’s compensation program that is open to victims of domestic violence. This can help with such things as medical debt incurred due to domestic violence. McNairy County is spending $5,800 on domestic violence related programs this year, according to Mayor Wilburn Gene Ashe. Of this total, $2,800 goes to Teen Challenge, $2,000 goes to Quinco Mental Health and $1,000 goes to the Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism. Selmer appropriated $1,000 for the Carl Perkins Center over the past year. WRAP operates mostly on state and federal funding and is a United Way Agency. It receives funds from the Criminal Injuries Compensation fund, which is a state program funded by fines that is designated to support programs that operate a hotline, shelters and counseling. WRAP receives funding from this source that varies, usually from $400 to $500 from year to year. “We are thankful to get whatever we get,” Cole said. WRAP is seeking to diversify its funding sources. “We would love to have private funding,” Cole said. In order to achieve this goal, WRAP is looking to have fundraisers, including McNairy County. WRAP has been around since 1975. “Any victim can call night or day,” Cole said. The 24-hour hotline number is 800-273-8712. Everything will be confidential and free. Counselors are ready to provide information on emergency housing, medical care and legal choices or just to listen. Luke DeLavergne knows firsthand the toll that domestic violence takes on children. He is the County Director of the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse of McNairy County in Selmer. “There is a strong correlation between domestic violence and child abuse. Often children who are abused have witnessed domestic violence,” DeLaVergne said. However, he could not give a specific percentage.

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DeLaVergne stressed the importance of education in dealing with the problem. “The more the county becomes educated about child abuse, the less we will see,” DeLaVergne said. One problem noted by DeLaVergne is that many women do not know that help is out there. “Churches can be an important place where that education takes place,” he added.

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GOP Primary update: Romney on roll after wins in Michigan, Arizona By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won a close victory in Michigan, where he was born, and a big one in Arizona on Feb. 28. Romney got 41 percent of the vote in the state of his birth, to 38 percent for former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, 12 percent for Texas Rep. Ron Paul and 7 percent for former Speaker of the U. S. House Newt Gingrich in the Michigan primary. Romney won 47 percent of the vote, to 27 percent for Santorum, 16 percent for Gingrich and 8 percent for Paul in the Arizona primary. In the Michigan primary, Romney won middleaged and older voters. Paul won the 18-29 age group by 5 percentage points over Santorum and 11 percentage points over Romney, according to the Michigan exit polls. Romney won the 45-64 age group by 2 percentage points over Santorum and carried voters over 65 by 16 percentage points. Romney won among those with more than a high school education, who made up 82 percent of the electorate, by 5 percentage points, but Santorum won by 6 percentage points among those with a high school education or less. Romney also did best among higher-income voters. Santorum won a narrow 4 percentage point

victory among the 67 percent of the voters making less than $100,000 a year, while Romney won by 14 percentage points among voters making more than that. Santorum won a 15 percentage point victory among the 23 percent of voters living in union households, compared to Romney’s margin of 8 percentage points in non-union households. The 9 percent of Democrats who voted in the Republican primary gave 53 percent of their votes to Santorum, to 18 percent to Romney and 17 percent to Paul. Romney only won among the 31 percent of voters who called themselves Independents by 1 percentage point, but carried Republicans by 11 percentage points. Romney won across the ideological spectrum except for the 30 percent of the electorate that called themselves very conservative, who Santorum won by a 14 point margin. On the question of support for the Tea Party, Santorum won only among the 28 percent of the electorate who strongly support the Tea Party by 8 percentage points. Santorum won by 18 percentage points among the 42 percent of voters who called themselves bornagain or evangelical Christians, while Romney won by the same margin among everyone else. Among the 36 percentage of voters who believe

that abortion should be legal, Romney won over ulations over 50,000, while Santorum carried the ruSantorum by 24 points, but Santorum won by 9 ral areas. Romney carried the cities by 14 percentage percentage points among those voters who believe points, while Santorum carried the small cities and rural areas by 9 percentage points. abortion should be illegal. There was very little good news in the Arizona The most important issue was once again the economy, cited by 55 percent of voters. Romney won exit polls for Santorum. Romney won among just by 47 to 30 percent over Santorum among these vot- about every demographic, issue and across the ideological spectrum. Santorum was only able to ers. The most important candidate quality was once tie Romney among voters who strongly support the again the ability to defeat Barack Obama, cited by 32 Tea Party and eked out a narrow 1 percentage point percent of voters. Romney won among these voters victory among evangelical/born again Christians. The former Pennsylvania Senator won an 8 percentby 61 to 24 percent over Santorum. More voters thought that working in business age point margin among those to whom it matters better prepares a candidate to be president by a a great deal that the candidate shares their religious beliefs, but this was only 20 permargin of 57 to 31. Romney won cent of the electorate. among these voters by 30 perRomney won the Washingcentage points over Santorum. For complete election results ton caucuses last Saturday with Surprisingly, 52 percent of on the GOP Primary, follow 38 percent to 25 percent for voters thought that the camus on our Facebook Page. Paul, 24 percent for Santorum paign was no more negative than and 10 percent for Gingrich. past campaigns. Only 35 percent Washington’s 43 delegates to the thought this campaign was more Republican National Convention will be selected negative. Around half of the electorate decided how to by delegates to the state convention selected by the vote this month. Santorum won among these voters caucuses. Tennessee and nine other states voted last Tuesby 16 percentage points. Romney won by 24 points day, with 466 of the 1,144 delegates needed to nomiamong voters who decided earlier. Romney carried the suburbs and cities with pop- nate at stake. Results were not available at press time.

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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 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 & 3rd Sunday) TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday night Bible Study 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.

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. Selmer Primitive Baptist Church 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.m. Southern: Central Baptist Church 675 Dowty Road, Selmer Bro. Oscar White, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Chapel Hill Baptist 6371 Vernie Kirk Rd., Pocahontas Bro. Frank Bell, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. • Wed.: 7:00 p.m. Chewalla Baptist Church 190 Chewalla St., Ramer Richard Doyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs 142 Jackson St., Bethel Springs Ben Martin, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Michie 5658 Hwy 22 S., Michie James Hardin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. First Baptist Church of Selmer 310 W. Court Avenue, Selmer Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

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.

Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Joy Foster Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 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.

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.

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.

Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Nate Penland, Pastor Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:15 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.

Gravel Hill Baptist Church 86 Tom Baker Rd., Ramer Pastor: Bro. Eric Jones Church Phone: 645-6776 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

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West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville Bro. David Simmons, Pastor Church of Christ: Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy. 22 S., Michie Joe Story, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Ray Wilson, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Cypress Tank Church of Christ 2645 Cypress Tank Rd., Pocahontas Dr. Brian Jackson, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Eastside Church of Christ 1366 E. Poplar, Selmer Luke DeLavergne, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy. 45 S., Selmer Donald Woods, Minister Fourth Street Church of Christ 142 N. Fourth St., Selmer Jeremy Weekley, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Pleasant Site Baptist Church 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

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

Church of God of Prophecy Hwy. 22 N., Adamsville Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 1642 Curtis Hill Church Rd., Bethel Springs Richard Horner, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 3886 Main St., Bethel Springs James Lawson, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Michie Church of God of Prophecy 6681 Hwy. 57 East, Michie Roy Bennett, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Cumberland Presbyterian: Court Ave. Cumberland Presbyterian Church 234 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. New Salem Cumberland Presbyerian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church New Bethel Road Rev. Jeff Powell Worship Service: 9:45 a.m. Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Highway 57 West Ramer, TN Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Methodist: Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 265, Selmer Rev. Terry Presson Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: Supper 6:15 p.m. & Studies 7 p.m. Lebanon United Methodist Church 250 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.

New Hope United Methodist Church Sticine Road Michie, TN Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. David Harstin, Pastor

Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

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

St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st. Saturday: 8 a.m.

Stantonville United Methodist Church 8351 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN David Harstin, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Sulphur Springs United Methodist Located on Sulphur Springs Rd., Selmer Jim Barber, Pastor Children’s Church: 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Union Grove United Methodist Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday School: 10:20 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:20 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study: 6 p.m. Mt. Vinson United Methodist 2100 Tommy Sanders Rd, Stantonville Glen Scott, Pastor Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 Pentecostal: Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Bethel Springs United Pentecostal 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs Jeff Young, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First United Pentecostal Eastview 7810 Hwy 45 S., Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Monday: 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7:15 p.m. The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Gateway Holiness Chapel 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Michael Price, Pastor Sunday: 2 p.m. Thursday: 7 p.m. Presbyterian: Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Rev. Dr. Larry W. (Bud) Sizemore Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church USA 800 Poplar Ave., Selmer Dr. James Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.

Roman Catholic:

Seventh-Day Adventist: Bethel Springs Seventh Day Adventist 4352 Main St., Bethel Springs John Johnston, Pastor Saturday Worship: 9 a.m. Sabbath School: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Other/Non-Denominational: A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Believers’ Church 1431 Peach St., Selmer Bill Linam, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Christian Church 133 N. Third St., Selmer Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. City of Refuge Church 300 Emmons Rd., Selmer C.A. “Skeet” Jackson, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Faith Pointe Church 440 Hwy. 64, Adamsville Marcus Whitman, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 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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Opinion Independent Appeal

Making McNairy County Opinion headlines for more than 100 years

By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Prospective employers have trolled social media websites, such as Facebook, since they have existed, looking for information about job applicants. According to a survey of 300 people involved in companies’ hiring process, 91 percent of the employers used social networking sites to screen potential employees. Facebook was checked by 76 percent of the companies. Screenings do not just disqualify applicants, 68 percent of employers hired someone because of something they saw on a social networking site. The most common thing an applicant can do to get disqualified is posting indiscreet photographs and information, according to a 2009 Harris Interactive survey. More than half of employers will disqualify an applicant for this. The second most common thing an applicant can do to disqualify themselves is to post activity involving alcohol or drugs. About 44 percent of employers will not hire you if you do that. A little over a third of employers will not hire someone who trashes former employers. As time goes on, the screenings seem to get more invasive. The American Civil Liberties Union complained after the Maryland Department of Corrections began asking applicants for their username and login information. A research team from Northern Illinois University, the University of Evansville and Auburn University found by looking at a person’s profile, they could do a better job of predicting job performance, as measured by evaluations of their supervisors than the personality tests that are sometimes given. One reason may be that respondents may deliberately give the socially desirable answer to the questions on a personality test. The researchers caution against companies using this method, saying more research needs to be done so the evidence for the connection will be much stronger. There were only 56 profiles viewed in this study. The Federal Trade Commission has okayed the practice of social media screening. The researchers also found that grade point averages could be better

predicted by this method than by personality and IQ tests. This study involved 244 profiles. Let me get this straight: now students won’t have to actually take the exams or turn in the term papers. Teachers can just look at student’s profiles. Screening social networking sites may prevent employers from making hires they will later regret, but online information may be inaccurate and may confuse people with the same name. In a survey last week of companies that screen applicants’ social media sites, 73 percent say they don’t give applicants a chance to explain questionable information. Online screening can be a double-edged sword for companies. If they find out a candidate’s race, gender, disability or other federally protected status and don’t hire the candidate, they can be sued. If they don’t screen and hire a dangerous or unfit person, they can also be sued. Privacy settings may not always prevent companies from accessing information about applicants. They may access this information indirectly from employees who are friends of the applicant. I had a personal experience with a hiring algorithm. I applied for a job with one of the oldest and most prestigious polling organizations. I spent 45 minutes answering an online questionnaire that seemed to have no relevance to the job I was applying for. I did a 30-minute telephone interview in which the job duties were never mentioned. I asked the interviewer at the end about the job and she said she didn’t know anything about it. Here’s a thought: Why not hire people the old fashioned way. Review the resumes and weed out the unqualified, then choose the three to five most qualified candidates to interview. Only ask the candidates questions during the interview. No silly questions, either. Like: “What kind of an animal (or tree) would you be?” or as I saw on television where a guy was interviewing with a job working at the sewer: “What makes you so passionate about sewage?” (This column is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Independent Appeal or its owner.)

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Volume 107, Number 42, Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Common Sense: Job Screening and Social Media

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Mcnairy voices Are you prepared for severe weather?

Rebecca Crum (Selmer): “Yes sir, I am, but I don’t think very many people are prepared for very much severe weather, because we have a pretty good bit of it around here, but I’m prepared for it a little bit, not as much as I should be, but I am.”

Alex Beene (GE): “Yes. I think we’ve taken as many precautions as we can to make sure that if something arises—a tornado this time of year, I know, is the most problematic thing. We have a shelter and we know the areas we need to go to, so that’s kind of how we prepare for that.”

Martha Carlin (Selmer):

“Well, we try to be. We keep quite a bit of water and canned goods in case the power goes off. We do not have a storm shelter, but my brother-in-law does. If we decide ahead of time, we can do that. Otherwise, we just get in the best part of the house. We think that’s the hall and just do the best that we can and ask God to look over us and everybody else.”

Teresa Sanders (Selmer): “Usually we are because we have the sound system and stuff that goes off. So, yeah, we’re prepared for it.”

Curtis Tacker (Selmer): “Yes. I got prepared after our last tornado. I put me in a storm shelter.”

Brenda Siner (Selmer): “Yes. Definitely.”

McNairy Voices is a new feature in the Independent Appeal highlighting the opinions of average citizens about the issues that affect the citizens of McNairy County, the state of Tennessee, and the United States as a whole. The participants are randomly selected on the streets of the county. Their viewpoints are not necessarily that of the Independent Appeal.

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letter to editor

Accolades for Looking Back 60 Years Ago are overdue Yes, Nancy Wardlow Kennedy’s Looking Back 60 Years Ago has been recognized and honored in media circles; deservedly so, however, I must add my appreciation. I scan the front page, but 60 Years Ago is the first thing I read! It is my glimpse into the events which took place in Gravel Hill and the surrounding communities even before I was bornthe neighborly visits, families gathering for picnics, and recaps of those very competitive ballgames. I have insight into the joy of weddings, grief in loss, and individual accomplishments that might not be remembered. I’ve clipped and mailed specific news items to my cousins for them to share with their grandchildren— 4-H, class officers, honor roll, music club—“See, your Grandmother was in the newspaper!”

While I moved away in 1975, 60 Years Ago tidbits enter my conversations when I see people from “home”: David, I saw where your Grandmother, Mrs. Mollie Springer, took you to your first family reunion! I can only imagine how proud she was to show off that grandbaby. Tell me more about the time… Mama and Daddy went to plays with Lex and Nannie Mae-- twice in the same week…my parents had fun?! James Opal seemed to have missed a lot of school—how did you pull that over on Mrs. Audrey! So thank you Nancy for revealing the day-to-day-living and exciting news of the past. I appreciate those folks who looked down the road with an eye toward the future--dealt with politics, education and fundraising to create a wonderful place to raise a little girl. Thank you for reminding

me—by name-- of the faithful— Sunday School and VBS teachers, and those who organized and lead the Revivals—yes, day and evening services, with meals, in homes-- who accepted the call to train up children in the way they should go. I am truly blessed to have been one of those children and thank God for what they set in place for me and the others who would follow. The 1951 birth announcements have been high interest to me lately. A checklist of my friends’ appearing—with my cousin, Gail, starting it off! You see, Mama and Daddy had been married for 17 years when I was born. I figure they found out about the impending visit from the long awaited stork in maybe May, 1951. As you can imagine, Mama and Daddy weren’t out and about as much

as mentioned in prior columns. Shock will do that to you! Okay, Nancy, would I be mentioned? Then about two weeks ago, my husband brought the paper in to me and said, “You made the paper!” And there it was: Congratulations, to Tulon and Kate Samples on the arrival of a baby girl. Hello, Carol. “Hello,” back to you. Thank you Independent Appeal from all of us interested in knowing a little bit about the place we call home—and about ourselves. (I drafted this letter before finding out that last week’s column would be Nancy’s last—I am sad. Come on, you creative McNairy folks; please, keep those memories coming. Nancy, you will be missed!) Carol Samples Moling Collierville, TN

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to members of our community who are serving in the armed forces: • Specialist Allen Alexander • SGT Joseph W. Baggett • SGT Andrew W. Bayless USMC • A1C Dustin Blakney, USAF 331TRS/FLT073 • PFC Andy Bryant • Sgt. Kyle A. Brown, USMC • GySgt. Christopher T. Byrd, USMC • PVT Matlock Caffrey, USMC • Staff Sgt. Susan Cawley • Staff Sgt. Alicia L. Coil, USAF • CPL Mandy L. Cooper, USMC • SPC Mark A. Cooper, US Army • SGT James P. Crain • PFC Anthony “Tony” Crouse • SGT Major Joel Crouse • SP4 Richard Crouse • Aaron J. Cull Senior Airman U.S. Airforce • SGT Bobby J. Dickey US Army • C.W.3 James R. Dickey, Retired • SGT Todd Joseph Drobina, US Army • Captain Bonnie Lynn Dunlop • Corporal Bradley Eisenhut, USMC • Master Sgt. Lonnie J. Ellis, Air Force

• Kip Ellison • LCPL Dwight A. Emily Jr. • PV2 Jana Estes • Specialist Bryan Ray Ferguson • PV2 Skyler Gammill, US Army • Lydia Gillis, US Navy E3 • Malcolm Gillis E6, US Army National Guard • SSGT Stephen R. Graham • Daniel Gray, USMC Lance Corporal • SGT Rob Gray, US Army • A1C Stephanie Lynn Griffin, USAF • SSGT Dustin Hamm, USMC • PFC Isaac Harville • 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 • 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

Wednesday, march 7, 2012

Venita S. Cholewiak

James L. Duke

Sara Nunn

Venita S. Cholewiak was born August 4, 1954 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Dorothy Loraine Borden Wolfe and the late Willie H. Wolfe. Miss Cholewiak had lived most of her life in the Chicago area, she moved to help care for her mother. She was working at the BP station in Savannah as a cashier. In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting, spending time with her family, and attending church at Safe Harbour. Miss Cholewiak departed this life on March 2, 2012 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 57 years, 6 months, 27 days. She is survived by two sons, Adam Cholewiak of Cortland, IL, Christopher Cholewiak and wife Diane of Romeoville, IL; her mother, Dorothy Wolfe of Selmer, TN; a sister, Karel Mahr and husband Edward of Chicago, IL; a brother, Bill Wolfe of Selmer, TN; two grandchildren, Sayde Cholewiak, Alexander Cholewiak; host of extended family and close friends. Services will be held on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Paul Henley officiating. Burial will follow in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.

Captain James L. Duke was born July 16, 1948 in Crawfordsville, Arkansas, the son of the late Leroy and Vera Lillian Cleary Duke. He was united in marriage to Betty Ann Horvath on May 6, 2002. Mr. Duke served his country for 43 years as a member of the U. S. Merchant Marine, United States Coast Guard, where he obtained the rank of Captain. He was a former member of the Selmer Moose Lodge and an active member of Trinity Baptist Church in Michie, TN. Mr. Duke departed this life on February 29, 2012 in Michie, Tennessee at the age of 63 years, 7 months, 13 days. He is survived by his wife Betty Ann (Horvath) Duke of Michie, TN; four daughters: Jeannine Nichols of Tarpon Springs, FL, Dawn Edwards and husband Darryl Collum of Michie, TN, Annette Turner and husband Stephen of Selmer, TN, and Melisa Duke of Memphis, TN; a son, Kenneth Lawler of Michie, TN; six grandchildren: Sabrina Sutton, Chelsea Byrd, Richard Charbono and wife Kristie, Garrett Turner, Abigail Gill, and Kenneth Lawler, Jr.; two great grandchildren, Blair Sutton and Ella Sutton; two sisters, Linda Duke of Greenwood, IN and Annette Duke of Sardis, TN; two nieces, Jamie Dicks and Tonya Burris, both of Greenwood, IN; a nephew, John Dicks and wife Sarah of Guys, TN; special great-nephew Nicholas Duke of Michie, TN; special brother-in-law Butch Dicks and wife Mary of Guys, TN; special cousin Frankie Cleary and wife Karen of Michie, TN; special friend Eddie Murphy of Memphis, TN; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Duke was preceded in death by two sons, William Duke and James Duke, Jr.; three sisters: Doris Ellis, Jannette Gilliand, and Brenda Diane Duke; and three brothers: Earl Duke, Edwin Duke, and James E. Duke. Services were held on March 4, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bengy Massey officiating. Burial with full military honors followed in the Hope McNairy County Memorial Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee. Pallbearers were Frankie Cleary, Michael Cleary, John Dicks, Richard Charbono, Darryl Collum, and Nicholas Duke.

Sara Nunn was born April 13, 1945 in McNairy County, TN, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Sally Hindman Williams. Mrs. Nunn departed this life on February 28, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 66 years, 10 months, 15 days. She was the widow of Billy Nunn. Mrs. Nunn was a member of the Church of Christ. She worked for a length of time at the former Garan Sportswear in Adamsville, TN. She is survived by two daughters, Michie Hillis Luker Wallace and husband Michael of Corinth, MS, Andasia Nunn Feazell and husband Allen of Booneville, MS; two sons, Emmitt Shane Hillis and wife Tina of Ramer, TN, Charles Kevin Hillis of Booneville, MS; three grandchildren, Ethan Hillis, Justin Hillis, Wesley Hillis; a great-grandchild, Jon Parker Hillis, and another great-grandchild on the way. She is also survived by several brothers and sisters and a host of other family and friends. A graveside service was held on March 1, 2012 at the Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery in Shiloh, Tennessee with Horry Dungan officiating. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer in charge of arrangements.

Inez H. Crabtree 1926—2012 Inez Halvorson Crabtree, formerly of Memphis, resident of Adamsville, TN for the last 25 years and wife of Mansel Coe “Dusty” Crabtree, died Saturday morning, February 25, 2012 at the SomerOak Senior Living Community in Somerville where she had been a resident for one month. She was 85 years of age and died following an extended illness. Services honoring the life of Mrs. Crabtree were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2nd at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland with Bro. Keith Brown officiating. Interment followed in the Memphis Memory Gardens Cemetery on Raleigh LaGrange Road. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center – West Chapel of Oakland. Mrs. Crabtree was born June 13, 1926 in Wolford, North Dakota, the daughter of the late Ole Halvorson and Inga Amelia Knutson Halvorson. She received her education in the Wolford, North Dakota Public School System and was married on February 3, 1945 to Mansel Coe Crabtree, a retired Foreman with Fruehauf Trailer Company, who survives. A Christian, Mrs. Crabtree was a former resident of Memphis and was a resident of Adamsville before recently moving to Fayette County to live at the SomerOak Senior Living Community. Mrs. Crabtree will be remembered as a family oriented person who enjoyed the outdoors, camping, bowling, sewing and special times with family and friends. In addition to her husband of 67 years, she is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Pennock (Len) of Somerville and Robin Benson (Brent) of Lucas, TX; two sons, Allen Crabtree of Molton, AL and Philip Crabtree of Memphis, TN; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 16845 Highway 64, Somerville, TN 38068.

Martha Ann Clark Greene Martha Ann Clark Greene was born February 14, 1937 in McNairy County, TN, the daughter of Maudelia Rinks Clark Hampton and the late Ervin Sherman Clark. Miss Greene was a homemaker and dedicated to raising her children. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. An avid card player especially rook, played dominos, enjoyed reading and cooking. She spent almost 20 years living in Buffalo, NY then moved back to McNairy County, TN. Miss Greene departed this life on February 29, 2012 in Savannah, Tennessee at the age of 75 years, 15 days. She is survived by two daughters, Denise (Greene) Przybyl and fiance Brian Przybylak of Buffalo, NY, Brenda (Greene) Moore and husband Johnny of Adamsville, TN; two sons, Dennis Greene of Buffalo, NY, Steve Greene and wife Maria of Buffalo, NY; mother, Maudelia Clark Hampton of Adamsville, TN; a sister, Joyce (Clark) Gibbs of Adamsville, TN; eight grandchildren, Tiffany Greene, Tara Lynn Przybyl, Torie Przybyl, River Moore, Kyle Moore, Rachel Greene, Christopher Greene, Abigayle Greene; niece, Stephanie Gibbs; nephew, Daniel Gibbs and wife Nicole; host of extended family and close friends. Services were held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville in Adamsville, Tennessee, with James Hopper officiating. Burial followed in the Mars Hill Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.

Pauline Wiggins Pauline Wiggins was born July 30, 1920 in Hardeman County, TN, the daughter of the late Edgar and Annie Cooksey Sipes. She was united in marriage to Austin Wiggins in August of 1936. Mr. Wiggins preceded her in death on April 25, 1985. Mrs. Wiggins was a compassionate, caring, and giving lady who gained happiness in helping others in her community. She was instrumental in helping start the adult activity center for the mentally handicap and the meals on wheels program in McNairy County. In her spare time she loved quilting, knitting, working in her flower and vegetable gardens, canning, churning her own butter, and was an excellent cook. She loved cooking for her family and made some of the best fried peach pies. Mrs. Wiggins was a nurse for 14 years at Western Mental Health Institute and worked at McNairy County General Hospital for several years. When she retired at the age of 82, she was working as a private duty nurse. She was a member of the Gravel Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Wiggins departed this life on March 3, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 91 years, 7 months, 3 days. She is survived by a son, Jerry Wiggins of Selmer, TN; three daughters, Sue Lytle and husband Richard of Southaven, MS, Linda O’Leary and husband Lewis of Fuquay Varina, NC, Joyce Booker of Walnut, MS; daughter-in-law, Mary Wiggins of Woodlands, TX; six grandchildren, Danny and wife Tina, Steve, Carla, Sara, Jeremy, and Justin Wiggins; three step-grandchildren, Dawn, Eddie, and Kim O’Leary; four great grandchildren; host of extended family and close friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Wiggins was preceded in death by a son, James A. Wiggins; three brothers, Odell, Clint, and Otis Sipes; three sisters, Myrtle Cox, Maudie McDaniel, Ethel Wiggins. Services were held on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Thornton and Bro. Willis officiating. Burial followed in the Wyatt Cemetery at Hornsby, Tennessee.

TRADITION!

We confess Jesus Christ crucified for our sins and raised for our salvation. We embrace the hymns of our faith sung to the Glory of God for over 2000 years. Join us in worship and celebration, Sunday mornings at 11:00 A.M. While others have abandoned traditional worship and teaching, we unashamedly embrace the traditions of the Full Gospel as set forth in our confessions. Join us in worship and celebration, Sunday mornings at 11:00 A.M.

Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church Corner of Dunaway Rd. and Sulphur Springs Rd. Jim Barber, dpm, Pastor Guests are welcome; members are expected

Jean McFarland Jean McFarland was born June 8, 1928 in Akron, OH, the daughter of the late Clifford and Goldie Neselroad Stricklen. She was united in marriage to James F. McFarland, Sr. on January 28, 1951. Mrs. McFarland was formerly employed as an office worker for the Polsky Company in Akron, Ohio. While living in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, she served as Chair for the Armstong County Memorial Hospital Auxillary. Mrs. McFarland worked with the Red Cross on Okinawa from 1964-1966, and served as the Social Director for the Officer’s Club at Fort Lee, VA from 1969-1970. During her husband’s military career, Mrs. McFarland lived in 11 states and 6 foreign countries. She and her husband shared their home with foster children, and she was very supportive of organizations that benefitted Native American children. Mrs. McFarland was a member of the Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church. Mrs. McFarland departed this life on February 28, 2012 in Bethel Springs, Tennessee at the age of 83 years, 8 months, 20 days. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James F. McFarland, Sr. of Bethel Springs, TN; a daughter, Jayme Lee McFarland of Casco, MI; two grandchildren, Christina Lewis and husband Drew and Brianna Plunk and husband Justin; two great-grandchildren, Brian James Plunk and Rudolph Plunk; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. McFarland was preceded in death by a son, James F. McFarland, Jr. on September 2, 2002; and a brother, Donald Stricklen. Services were held on March 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Robert Henry officiating. Burial followed in the New Salem Cemetery at Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Pallbearers were Ashley McCullar, Tyler Gee, David McCullar, Joe Murray, Randy Drinkard, and Harvey Neal Smith. Honorary pallbearers were David Hatch and James Trangmar.

Sunrise by David Coy

Perseverance

Difficulties, disappointments and discouragements come to us all in life. Often these challenges come without warning. Sometime it may even seem as if they come in over abundance. During these times we may feel as if we are not moving forward, that our situation in life has not improved, but become worse than we previously thought. There is a popular song by R. E. Whinsett, wherein the first line says, “Troublesome times are here, filling men’s hearts with fear…” When sorrow comes in overwhelming amounts life can be more than we may think we can handle, and is more than a little fearful. Struggles may come in the form of family difficulties; divorce seems to be at an all time high in some research groups. There may be physical illnesses or impairments that weigh stress and strain upon people’s lives. Then there is always the loss of life that rocks our world and shakes our foundation. Troubled times may inhibit positive attempts at maintaining our focus and balance at a secure level. Business success declines may also be an extra burden we may feel we are carrying. With these contrary elements developing we may feel like we are no longer on sure footing. Webster defines perseverance, “to persist in a state, enterprise, or understanding in spite of counter influences, opposition or discouragement.” How we respond to our sorrows makes the difference. Thomas B. Warren has said, “Reaction to suffering of whatever nature the suffering may be, is quite a crucial thing in the life of any person.” While we do not always have control over what happens around us, what people say and do, we do have a measure of control over how we react. The difference of success or failure is not without a mistake or error. It is persevering, getting up when you fall, and placing one step in front of the other, one day at a time. Others have so can you. This is Sunrise.


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Lt. David Killingsworth,Tennessee Highway Patrol, reports that the Tennessee Highway Patrol plan to conduct enforcement checkpoints at the following times and locations: Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Driver’s license checkpoint, Highway 22 and 69 Junction at Milledgeville. Saturday, March 17, 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Sobriety checkpoint, Hwy 224 at Old Stage Rd of Adamsville.

PRE-K 4 2012-2013 REGISTRATION Maddox Case Lee

Welcome Maddox Cash Clayton

1st Birthday Cash Clayton, son of Jamey and Lisa Clayton of Finger, TN celebrated his 1st birthday Dec. 6, 2011 with a red wagon birthday party. He has a big sister, Annelise Clayton. Grandparents are Wayne and Sandra Clayton of Finger, TN and Dorothy Barnes and the late Ronnie Barnes of Henderson, TN.

Kyle and Alison Lee of Iron City, TN are proud to announce the birth of their son, Maddox Case Lee. Maddox was born at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, AL on January 3, 2012 at 6:16 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 21.5 inches long. Proud grandparents are Helen and Stacey Ingle of Selmer, TN and Jeff and Cindy Lee of Collinwood, TN. Greatgrandparents are Bob and Terry Parry of Selmer, TN, Linda Knight and the late Buell Ingle of Eastview, TN, Bill Dicus and the late Becky Dicus of Collinwood, TN, and Coretta Lee of Waynesboro, TN. Maddox’s great-great-grandmother is Wilma Moore of Selmer, TN. Maddox also has two very proud aunts; Emily of Johnson of Mountain Home, ID and Hayden Lee of Collinwood, TN.

community Events • 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 731-645-8953 for more information! • Volunteers Needed Magnolia Regional Hospice is currently seeking individuals or groups to be trained as volunteers. Hospice is a program of caring for individuals who are terminally ill with six months or less to live. These individuals choose to remain at home with family or a caregiver. Some of the ministry opportunities for volunteers are sitting with the patient in their homes

to allow the caregiver a break, grocery shopping, reading to the patient, craft opportunities, bereavement/grief support and in-office work. Please contact Lila Wade, Volunteer Coordinator, to learn more about this rewarding opportunity. The contact number is (662) 293-1405 or 1-800-843-7553. • 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 classes for beginners, seniors, those with mobility issues, de-conditioned individuals, and those who want to lose some weight. It is high energy, low impact, and fun! Join us 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. • Home Banking Company “Home Travels” presents France Magnifique Please join us for an exciting trip through France, beginning with Paris, the City of Lights, enjoy a dinner trip down the River Seine, and experience a humbling visit to Normandy, Omaha Beach and other historical landmarks commemorating DDay. Other highlights include the French Riviera, Ambroise, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, and Monaco. Book before March 20 and save $300 per person. For more information, call (731) 645-6166 and ask for Iris or Dawn, or stop by Home Banking for a brochure. • Arthritis Foundation UT Extension in McNairy County will begin offering an Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program. The six class program is designed for people with arthritis to reduce pain and stiff-

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(AiM) Amateur Photo Contest

Purpose: To bring exposure to the art of photography and showcase McNairy County Entry: Contest is open to anyone regardless of age, except the panel of judges. Professional photographers are not eligible. Cost: $10 for the first entry; $10 for second entry; $10 for the third entry; and thereafter, just $5 per entry. Prizes: Best of Show $100; 1st place $50 each category; second place $25 each category; ribbons for third place and honorable mention will also be awarded each category. • Photos must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 13, 2012 at the U.T. Martin/Selmer facility just off U.S. 45 North. Photos mailed must be postmarked by Monday, April 9, 2012 to attention George Souders, c/o AiM Photo Contest, U.T. Martin/Selmer, 1269 Tennessee Ave., Selmer, Tenn. 38375. • Entry form or the following information must be affixed to the back of each entry; Name, address/phone, title of photo, category of entry, division of entry, location and date photo was taken. Include price if you want to sell the photo. • Only checks or money orders will be accepted. Entry fees needs to be made payable to Arts in McNairy. • All entries must agree to be on display at UTM./Selmer from April 15 - May 11, 2012; winning entries must agree to be possibly published in the area newspapers and the AiM newsletter. Winners will be contacted by phone. • Anyone with questions may contact Photo Contest Chairperson George Souders at 731-645-5441 or 731-610-1365. Please Note: There will be an opening reception and prizes awarded from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Apr. 15 at the U.T. Martin/Selmer Center for all entrants and their guests. Entries must be picked up by May 11, 2012. For rules and entry form, please visit artsinmcnairy.blogspot.com

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

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.

2012 Spring/Summer Consignment Sale: March 8-10 Children’s and Ladies Consignment Sale Located in the National Guard Armory 1232 Peach Street - Selmer, TN Beside Patriot Park

Thursday - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Half-Price Sale Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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ness, help maintain or improve mobility, muscle strength, memory, and balance. Individuals of all ages can benefit from the slow motion and low impact course. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday beginning on Feb. 7 and ending on Feb. 23. The class will be offered at Selmer First Baptist Church at 6 p.m. and last for one hour. The cost of the six class program is $35. For more information and to sign up for the program, please contact UT Extension at (731) 645-3598. • Selmer 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. • Free computer classes The McNairy County Senior Center now has free computer classes and one-on-one training and assistance available each Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free Wi-Fi is also available for your personal use. For further information, call 632-0302. • Zumba Gold classes The McNairy County Senior Center, Adamsille, is having Zumba Gold classes each Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 2 p.m. Classes are conducted by a certified instructor. Call 6320302 for further information. 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 newly 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 preregister. • Cattlemen’s Associations Meeting The McNairy-Chester Cattlemen’s Associations invites you to join them on March 8, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. for their monthly meeting, at the Crazy K Ranch (formerly Billy Griswell’s Arena, Michie Tn.) The speaker for the night will be Gary Bates, Plant Sciences, UT Extension. Dinner sponsor will be Crazy K Ranch. For more information call Scott at (731) 610-1753 Or Hilda at (731) 645-6919. • MCHS Spring Concert The MCHS Spring concert is Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. March 8-11 Nashville Recording

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Chari Miles and Band from Michigan will be performing all weekend in McNairy County. Chari, a very upbeat and talented lady will sing both country and gospel, much of which she has written herself. Her first performance will be at the McNairy County Senior Center, 408 Park Avenue, Adamsville, on Thursday morning, March 8 at 10 a.m. The performance is free of charge and open to everyone. Friday, March 9, she will be on a television broadcast in Adamsville from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at 6 p.m. she will be performing at the South Shiloh Full Gospel Church, pastor James Newcomb. Her last performance will be in Selmer at the Second Baptist Church on Old 45 towards Bethel on Sunday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. For further information, call Cindy at 632-0302. March 10 • Democratic Party The McNairy County Democratic Party is conducting the County. Convention to select District Delegates and the County Caucus to nominate Democratic Candidates for the Office of Mayor and Assessor of Property on Saturday, March 10th. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. and the County Convention to select delegates will begin at 12 p.m. The Caucus to nominate candidates will start at 12:30 p.m. All interested Democrats are encouraged to attend. • 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. • Sulphur Springs Fire Department Fish Fry The Sulphur Springs Fire Department will be having a Fish Fry on Saturday, March 10 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Adults will be $10 and children will be $6. Thank you for your support! 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 Sign-up The McNairy/Chester County Farm Service Agency will hold a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup from March 12 thru April 6, 2012. CRP is a voluntary program that helps agricultural producers use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. Producers enrolled in CRP plant long-term, resourceconserving 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 signup 43. In addition, CRP participants with contracts expiring on September 30, 2012, may submit offers. To be eligible for placement in the CRP general sign-up, 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 731-6455466. March 13 • Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity McNairy county wishes to extend a personal invitation to all resi-

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dents 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. You may 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 6 and under free! March 14 • Homemade 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. March 16 • McNairy County FCE Soup/Chili Supper On March 16, McNairy County Family and Community Education (FCE) Clubs will offer a soup/chili supper to raise money to purchase school supplies for McNairy County children. Everyone is welcome to come by the Stantonville Community Center anytime between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $5 and will include soup or chili with crackers, cornbread, dessert, and drink. To go options will also be available. Any questions, please contact UT Extension at 731-645-3598. • Hunter Education Course A hunter education course will be taught at Eastview Community Center, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. and March 17 at 8:30 a.m. by Sam Bedwell. This course covers hunter ethics and responsibility, equipment and tree-stands, archery, black powder firearms, modern firearms, field safety, survival and first aid, home firearms safety, shooting range procedures, wildlife management. Anyone born on or after January 1 1969 must complete this free course before hunting. Must attend both classes to graduate! For more information, call 1 (800) 372-3928. March 17 • Bluegrass Show The Clay Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass Show will be held Saturday, March 17, beginning at 6 p.m. at “The Marty” (Community Center) in Adamsville, TN. Performers for the night include Willie Eubanks and Crossroads Bluegrass and Flatwoods Bluegrass. Concessions available. Donations taken for show expenses. • NAACP Meeting The McNairy County Branch of the NAACP monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Alumni Community located at 500 Lipford Rd. It will begin at 10 a.m. • Alumni meeting The McNairy Alumni Association will meet on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11:15 a.m. March 22 • UTM Robert Gallucci, long-time government servant and foreign affairs official and current president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will speak to students and faculty at the University of Tennessee at Martin at 7:30 p.m. on March 22 in Watkins Auditorium, Boling University Center. March 24 • 8th Annual Old-School Style Basketball – Where only the strong survive! March 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Selmer Civic Center Gym, the Bethel Springs Rosenwald Community Center will be sponsoring an old-school style basketball tournament. Admission is $5, 6 and un-

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der is free. $100 per team (men and women, up to 12 players a team) First and Second place trophies will be awarded. Call Sherry Smith (731) 610-6011 for details. Thank you for your support for our building fund. • Spring Preview Day High school students interested in attending the University of Tennessee at Martin are invited to register for Spring Preview Day, scheduled for March 24. Students will have the opportunity to tour the UT Martin campus, and faculty and staff will be available to answer questions about academic programs, financial aid, scholarships, housing and student life. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. in the Boling University Center, and a formal welcome will follow at 10:30 a.m. An academic fair will take place at 11:30 a.m., and a tour of the campus will begin at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 731-881-7020 or register online at www.utm.edu/springpreview. March 28 • Practical Nursing class The first step in applying for the September 2012-2013 Practical Nursing class at the Tennessee Technology Center at Crump is to attend an information meeting. The meeting is open to all prospective applicants on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Crump community Center in Crump, TN. To request information about our Practical Nursing program or to pre-register for Compass Assessment testing ($15), visit TTC-Crump at 3070 Hwy 64 W in Crump or call (731) 632-3393. March 29 • Volleyball League beginning soon The Selmer Park and Recreation Department will be starting a co-ed volleyball league. The first meeting will be held on March 29 at 6 p.m. for all interested teams or players. This meeting will be to discuss rules. Cost will be $25/player. Teams must consist of at least one female. Games will be played on Thursday nights at the Selmer Community Center beginning the following week. For more info, call (731) 610-7170. • Living Well With Chronic Conditions Program McNairy Co. and Chester Co. UT Extension are partnering to offer a program to help you improve your health — one step at a time. Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a fun, skill-building program designed for persons with chronic disease or their family members (examples: asthma, COPD, arthritis, depression, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, obesity and fibromyalgia). This 6-week class is being offered every Thursday at UT Extension in Chester County starting at 5 p.m. This program is free and begins March 29 and concludes May 3. In this class, participants gain skills necessary to self-manage their condition and work effectively with their health care providers. For questions and to register, please contact UT Extension at (731) 645-3598. March 30 • All 2011-2012 graduating seniors at Adamsville High School and McNairy Central High School: The R.M. and Myrtis Dickson scholarship applications are available at your counselor’s office. The applications should be returned completed by March 30, 2012 for consideration. Two (2) scholarships will be awarded at each school. Applicants for these $2,000 scholarships, made available through the Presbyterian churches of McNairy County, will be reviewed by committee with a personal interview involved and presented to the recipients on Awards Day at each school. April 7 • Aaron’s Re-Grand Opening Weekend Aaron’s in Selmer will be hosting a Re-Grand Opening

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Weekend April 5-7. Friday, April 6, there will be wrestling 5-7 p.m., $5 admission fee. Saturday, April 7 will feature a Car and Truck Show beginning at 12 noon, $10 entry fee, prizes for Best of Show, Best Wheels, Most Unique and Best Engine. Proceeds go to McNairy Co Youth Leadership. Also on Saturday, there will be a Motorcycle Ride benefiting The Wounded Warrior Project leaving at noon, $10 entry fee. Aaron’s is located at 403 Mulberry Avenue in Selmer. For more info call Melissa at (731) 645-9966. April 13 • AiM Amateur Photo Contest Contest is open to anyone regardless of age. Professional photographers are not eligible. Photos must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at the U.T. Martin/Selmer facility just off U.S. 45 N. Photos mailed must be postmarked by Monday, April 9, 2012 to ATTN: George Souders, c/o AiM Photo Contest, U.T. Martin/Selmer, 1269 Tennessee Ave., Selmer, TN 38375 Please note that there will be an opening reception and prizes awarded from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the U.T. Martin/Selmer center for all entrants and their guests. Entries must be picked up by May 11, 2012. April 14 • Spring Fling Jesus Cares Fun Night, “Spring Fling” will be held on April 14, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Selmer Community Center. There will be a fashion show, live and silent auctions, a meal and entertainment. Be ready and watch the paper for more! April 21 • 2012 MS Tennessee Senior America Pageant Attention senior women, age 60+. You be the change and light up your life! The MS Tennessee Senior America Pageant 2012 will be held at the Cumberland University Student Center in Lebanon, TN at 7 p.m. Style and timeless beauty will grace the stage with these qualifications: Tennessee resident three or more months and U.S. citizen, compete in four categories: interview, talent, evening gown, and philosophy of life. Appplication and information contact Hollie Knight, Tennessee Senior Pageant Director (731) 6457843. • Alaska Cruise/Land Tour Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a wonderful 11 day, 10 night trip Aug. 25- Sept. 5, 2012 to Alaska. Tour highlights include round trip airfare, 7 days aboard the Sapphire Princess with stops in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Anchorage, scenic cruising through Glacier Bay National Park & College Fjord. We will then board the Denali Express Train for Denali National Park. Also included is a tour of Fairbanks, a gold mine tour plus much more. Those who book early get the best prices, best cabin locations and their preferred dining time. Payment in full is due by May 11, 2012. For pricing and more information contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843. June 1 • MCHS Class of 1987 MCHS Class of 1987 is having their 25-year reunion the weekend of June 1, 2012. RSVP along with $15 per person to Tisa Norwood, P.O. Box 234, Selmer, TN 38375 by April 30, 2012. For more information, contact Tommy Elam (731) 610-1101 • Tour of Renfro Valley, KY Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a wonderful 3 day, 2 night trip June 1 – 3, 2012 to Renfro Valley, KY. Tour highlights include transportation, lodging, 4 meals, 4 shows, and local touring. Cost of the trip is $450 per double occupancy. A $100 deposit is due by March 5, 2012 with final payment by April 25th. For more information contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843.

court briefs Krystal F Bailey – Probation violation – prob reinstated upon payment of $300 and passing a drug screen today (negative) Tonya S Woods – Leave scene of accident, property damage – DUI: First offense – Bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim hearing. Def shall cont on current bond of $2,500. Richard G Meyer, Jr. - Failure to Appear – Fined costs. Sent to 10 days and supervised prob. Barbara C Daugherty – Worthless checks – Dismissed on payment of costs and rest. Supervised prob. Jennifer L Freshour – Failure to appear – Fined $25 and costs. Sent to 6 days and supervised prob. Brian K Qualls – DUI: first offense – Fined $250 and costs ($705.73) 48-hour sent. Supervised prob, drug/alc eval, counseling and rehab. Not drive in TN for 1 yr. Brian K Qualls – DUI: first offense – Fined $250 and costs ($705.73) 48-hour sent. Supervised prob, drug/alc eval, counseling and rehab. Not drive in TN for 1 yr. Reggie N Moffett – Forgery – Aggravated burglary – Bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim hearing. Def shall cont. on current bond. Kenny J Berry – Worthless checks – Dismissed on payment of costs and rest. Supervised prob. Robert Magill – Theft – Criminal trespass – Theft: Fined $50 and costs. Sent to 10 days. Rest. to remain open. No contact with victim. Supervised prob. Criminal trespass: sent. to 10 days, rest. to remain open. No contact with victim. Supervised prob. Zackery A Lipford – Theft – Criminal trespass – Theft: Fined $50 and costs. Sent to 10 days. Rest. to remain open. No contact with victim. Supervised prob. Criminal trespass: sent. to 10 days, rest. to remain open. No contact with victim. Supervised prob. Garrey T Plunk – Theft – Criminal trespass – Driving while license suspended – Theft: fined $50 and costs, sent. to 10 days, rest. to remain open. No contact with victim. Supervised prob. Criminal trespass: sent to 10 days, rest. to remain open. No contact with victim. Supervised prob. Driving while license suspended: dismissed Richard G Meyer, Jr. - Simple poss/casual exchange – fined $250 and costs. Sent. to 48 hours supervised prob. Wendy James – Theft – fined costs, sent. to 16 days. Rest. of $565 to victim. Supervised prob. Naomah A Barclay – Aggravated assault – Reckless endangerment, deadly weapon involved – aggravated assault: dismissed; reckless endangerment: fined $50 and costs. Sent. to time served, no contact with victim. Supervised prob. State

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sheriff’s log Monday, February 27 Animal control – Michie Pebble Hill Rd – 12:07 a.m. Animal control – Michie Pebble Hill Rd – 4:29 a.m. Suspicious person – BLK Armour Dr – 10:10 a.m. Vandalism – Hwy 45 S – 2:48 p.m. Suspicious activity – Allen McCoy Rd – 5:46 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45/The Junction – 6:17 p.m. Theft of property – Walker St – 9:18 p.m. Serving warrant – Melvin Qualls Rd – 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28 Traffic stop – Hardin County Line – 12:15 a.m. Transport start – 12:57 a.m. Serving warrant – Melvin Qualls Rd – 4:59 a.m. Speak with an officer – Pleasant Site Rd – 9:00 a.m. Animal Control Welfare/Cruelty – 10:06 a.m. Harass Phone Calls – Higginbottom Rd – 1:01 p.m. Speak with an officer – Bud Cleary Rd – 2:31 p.m. Theft of property – Steadman Rd – 3:03 p.m. Unwanted subject – Hwy 64 W – 3:42 p.m. Suspicious activity – Lindsey Ln – 4:52 p.m. Domestic in progress, verbal – Finger Leapwood Rd – 5:37 p.m. Public service – Hwy 45 S – 6:05 p.m. Public service – Matrose Carroll Rd – 6:07 p.m. Tresspassing – Maltrose Rd – 6:17 p.m. Public service – Finger Leapwood Rd – 6:40 p.m. Public service – Friendship Rd – 7:20 p.m. Harass threats – Gravel Hill – 7:56 p.m. Serving warrant – Hubert Manul Rd – 10:06 p.m. Reckless driver – Freddie Davis Rd – 10:16 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Guys Chewalla Rd – 10:41 p.m. Wednesday, February 29 Speak with an officer – Ramer area/Capooth Rd – 7:42 a.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 45 S – 9:11 a.m Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 11:29 a.m. Animal control – Dicky Rd – 12:19 a.m. Suspicious vehicle – Otis Plunk – 1:16 p.m. Domestic in progress, physical – Park Ave – 1:43 p.m. 911 Hang up – Mt Vernon Rd – 1:49 p.m. Speak with an officer – Pyron St – 3:50 p.m.

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requests that the firearm be returned to owner. Joshua G Floyd – Assault, attempt – dismissed on payment of costs, good behavior for 6 months and attend anger management counseling. Def served 26 hrs. Supervised prob. Dakota C Parsons – Public intoxication – Vandalism – Public intoxication – Public intoxication: dismissed. Vandalism: dismissed. Public intoxication: Fined $25 and costs. Sent. to 12 hours. Supervised prob. Walter A Robinson – Failure to appear – fined costs. Sent. to 10 days, supervised prob. Crystal R Surratt – Failure to appear on citation – fined costs. Sent. to 10 days, supervised prob. Daniel Eric Holcombe – Aggravated assault – Dismissed on payment restitution and costs. Mickey Evans – Driving while license suspended – fined

Domestic in progress, physical – Hwy 45 S/Falcon Rd – 3:58 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – Hwy 57 W/Vernie Kirk – 4:11 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 57 E at Michie School – 8:21 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 57 E & Pleasant Site Rd – 8:31 p.m. Traffic stop – Eastview Chevron Parking lot – 9:25 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S/Gravel Hill – 11:25 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S at East West – 11:51 p.m. Thursday, March 1 Theft of property – Coke Ln – 6:26 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, with injuries – Michie Pebble Hill/Bud Cleary – 7:28 a.m. Vandalism – Buena Vista Rd – 8:42 a.m. Disturbance noise/music – Moose Lodge Rd – 10:20 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – Hwy 142 and Racepath – 10:57 a.m. Suspicious vehicle – Hurley Rd – 11:13 a.m. Theft of property – Hwy 64 E – 11:21 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 and city limits – 1:07 p.m. Animal control – Joe Dillion Rd – 2:37 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 55 S/Guys Chewalla Rd – 3:11 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S/Old 45 – 3:32 p.m. Assault already occurred – Poplar/ER – 4:04 p.m. Suspicious activity – Twinview Circle – 4:57 p.m. Theft of property – Hwy 45 S – 6:46 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – Elam’s 6:55 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S/Mile Marker 7 – 7:37 p.m. Public service – County – 7:46 p.m. Civil matter – Dominoes – 8:14 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – Melvin Qualls Rd – 8:28 p.m. Unwanted subject – Flowers Ln – 8:54 p.m. Animal control – Friendship Rd – 10:04 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Hwy 22 S – 11:53 p.m. Friday, March 2 Suspicious open door – Hwy 57 E – 4:24 a.m. Theft of property – Rose Creek Rd – 9:33 a.m. Theft of property – Hwy 22 S – 10:32 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 142 – 10:44 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 57 E – 12:14 p.m. Speak with an officer – Charlie Burn Road – 3:17 p.m. $25 and costs. Sent. to time served, supervised prob. Not drive in TN for 6 months. Bryan D Wilbanks – Driving while license revoked – Dismissed on payment of costs, supervised prob Def has valid DL. Joseph R Michael – Public intoxication – Poss & dist intox. Liq. by persons under 21 – prog. sel alc. bev. Under 21 – Dismissed on payment of costs and good behavior for six months. Expunge record upon completion of diversion. James A Turpel – Public intoxication – Poss & dist intox. Liq. by persons under 21 – prog. sel alc. bev. Under 21 – Dismissed on payment of costs and good behavior for six months. Supervised prob. Heather L Sweat – DUI: first offense – implied consent – driving while license suspended – DUI: fined $350, and costs ($705.73), 10-day sentence, supervised prob. Drug/alc eval and counseling and rehab. Def. to be transported from jail for rehab or serve remainder

Motor vehicle accident, with injuries – Hwy 57 W – 3:23 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Ramer Selmer Rd – 3:33 p.m. Animal control – Payne Rd – 4:18 p.m. Suspicious activity – Allen McCoy Rd – 7:51 p.m. Traffic stop – Walmart parking lot – 10:49 p.m. Traffic stop – Quik Mart in Adamsville – 11:00 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – Malone Cemetery Rd – 11:22 p.m. Saturday, March 3 Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 1:04 a.m. Suspicious activity – Oak St – 1:57 a.m. Animal control – Beauty Hill Rd – 3:24 a.m. Suspicious activity – Guys Chewalla Rd – 5:03 a.m. Traffic stop – Across from O’Reily’s – 10:40 a.m. Suspicious vehicle – John George Loop – 11:14 a.m. Speak with an officer – Pleasant Sit e Rd – 11:37 a.m. Animal control, animal bite – 12:49 p.m. Unwanted subject – Pleasant Ridge Loop – 5:03 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Autumn Ln – 5:02 p.m. Traffic stop – Railroad St – 6:08 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 6:14 p.m. Traffic stop – Bethesda Purdy – 6:34 p.m.

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Last Saturday morning, the Michie Cub Scouts Pack 231 visited Shiloh Park for a day of hiking, exploration and fun.

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Sunday, March 4 Suspicious activity – Allen McCoy – 12:52 a.m. Public service – 1:54 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S Allen McCoy – 4:53 a.m. Traffic stop – Whitaker Motors – 5:24 a.m. Unwanted subject – Buena Vista Rd – 9:48 a.m. Suspicious vehicle – Purdy Rd & Purdy Cemetery – 11:29 a.m. Escort – Shackelford’s Funeral Home – 2:12 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S/Whitaker Motors – 2:40 p.m. Theft of property – South Prather Rd – 2:46 p.m. Public service – Industrial Dr – 6:20 p.m. Assist motorist – New Bethel/ Dunaway – 7:24 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Joe Dillon Rd – 9:02 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 9:27 p.m. Check of the area for illegal – 10:17 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 10:39 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 N/Alice Rd – 11:17 p.m. Busy – Faith Pointe Church – 11:44 p.m.

Randy E. Phillips – Initation of meth; promotion of meth. Casey L. Redmon – Burglary other than habitation, 8 counts; Theft of property less than $500, 3 counts; Vandalism (up to $500), 3 counts; Theft of property $1,000-$10,000, 2 counts; Attempted burglary, other than habitation; Vandalism (less than $500), 6 counts; Theft of property $500-$1,000, 2 counts Kelvin O’Neal Robinson – Violation of HMVO order. Dillon A. Allen – Burglary other than habitation, 6 counts; Theft of property $500-$1,000, 3 counts; Aggravated burglary, 4 counts; Theft of property $1,000-$10,000, 5 counts;Vandalism (up to $500), 4 counts; Theft of property $500 or less, 2 counts. Dillon L. Russom – Burglary other than habitation, 6 counts; Theft of property $500-$1,000, 3 counts; Aggravated burglary, 4 counts; Theft of property $1,000-$10,000, 5 counts;Vandalism (up to $500), 4 counts; Theft of property $500 or less, 2 counts. Mary S. Sammarrippas – Aggravated burglary; Theft of property $500-$1,000; Burglary other than habitation; Theft of property $1,000$10,000. Farris A. Saxton – Aggravated burglary, 3 counts; Burglary other than habitation,

of sent. Implied consent: dismissed. Driving while license suspended: sent. to 10 days, supervised prob. Not drive in TN for 1 year. Bryan D Wilbanks – Driving while license revoked – dismissed on payment of costs, supervised prob. Def has DL. John C Myrick – Underage consumption – dismissed on payment of costs and good behavior for 6 months, supervised prob. Stephanie N Farris – Schedule III drugs: Mfg, del, sell, poss – Schedule II drugs: Mfg, del, sell, poss, attempt – Schedule IV drugs – Bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim hearing. Def to remain on current bond of $5,000. Stephanie N Farris – Poss unlaw drug para, attempt – promoting meth manufacture – initiate manufacture of meth – def bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim hearing, def shall cont on current bond of $5,000. Rocky C Wilbanks – Resist sop, arrest, search – disorderly

conduct – Dismissed on payment of costs, supervised prob. Claude J Jones – Driving while license revoked – Dismissed on payment of costs, supervised prob. Def has valid DL. Joseph D Dickey – Failure to appear – fined costs, sent to 10 days concurrent with 9 days left, supervised prob. Robert H McClain – Public intoxication – fined $25 and costs. Sent to 12 hours, supervised prob. Alyssa M Brown – Child restraint - Fined $10 and costs. Frank Jason Walker – Registration law – Fined $50 and costs. Raymond A Walnoha – Registration expired – fined $10 and costs. Chasity N Moselly – Financial responsibility law – dismissed on payment of costs. Claude J Jones – Registration certificate must be carried – fined $10 and costs. Margaret E Shukwit – Move over law – Dismissed on payment of costs.

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4 counts; Theft of property $1,000-$10,000, 4 counts; Vandalism (up to $500), 4 counts; Theft of property $500 or less, 2 counts; Theft of property $500-$1,000. George Atkins – Poss of sch II (cocaine) w/ int. del. .5 gms or more. Sim poss sch III. Jeffery L. Batie – Burglary other than habitation, theft of property $500-$1,000. Joe L. Cox – Initiation of manufacture of meth; promotion of meth; poss of drug para Shelia Ervin – Theft of property $500-$1,000. Brian Keith Isbell – DUI; prior DUI, violation of implied consent. Nathan B. Isom – Felony evading arrest, reckless driving; off-road vehicle on highway. Steven J. Kiestler – Felony evading arrest, reckless driving; off-road vehicle on highway. Terry A. Jones – Initiation of meth, promotion of meth, poss of drug para. Patricia R. Kincer – Initiation of meth, promotion of meth, poss of drug para, immediate meth precursor. Lindsay R. Lawrance – Initiation of meth, promotion of meth, poss of drug para. Ashley O. Sweat – Initiation of meth, promotion of meth, poss of drug para. Talmadge S. Webb – Initiation of meth, promotion of meth, poss of drug para, immediate meth precursor.

Christopher D. Little – Burglary other than habitation; Theft of property $10,000$60,000; Vandalism $5001,000. Matthew T. Shields – Burglary other than habitation; Theft of property $10,000$60,000; Vandalism $5001,000. Anthony Mosier – Evading arrest, endangering others; Failure to yield to emergency vehicle; Driving while license susp/rev/canceled; Prior DRL. Dillon L. Russom – Del. of counterfeit controlled sub Joseph W. Shields – Aggravated burglary; Theft of property $1,000-$10,000. Katherine E. Shields – Aggravated burglary; Theft of property $1,000-$10,000. Brandon Eugene Shelton – Attempted second degree murder; Employment of firearm during felony; Aggravated assault w/deadly weapon; Attempted theft of property ($500 or less). Douglas Wayne Sims – Aggravated vehicular homicide, intoxication; vehicular assault; DUI per se, DUI. Jeffery E. Wilson – Felony DUI; DUI perse; Prior DUI; Driving while license susp/ rev/canceled; Prior DRL; Leaving scene of accident with injury. Shawn M. Wisniewski – Burglary other than habitation; theft of property $500$1,000; Vandalism (less than $500).

CITY OF ADAMSVILLE RECYCLING PROGRAM beginning March 7, 2012

The City of Adamsville will be starting a free curb side recycling program March 1, 2012. Customers who participate will be given a bag for recyclable goods that will be picked up at their home on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. The items to be recycled are as follows: all plastics, aluminum and tin cans, paper and cardboard. If you are interested in participating in this program, please come by City Hall to receive your bag and to sign up for this service. After the initial sign up, the bags will be left at your home when we do our regular recycling pick up. This program is available for all active gargage customers in the City of Adamsville. For questions, call (731) 632-1401 and ask for Kathy Davis.

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B Section

Golden Tornadoes wreck Lady Cards’ title hopes

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Adamsville falls in Fair-ly one-sided Class A Sectional game

It’s March and everyone knows what that means; madness is upon us, and we’re offering a $750 for your unblemished bracket. The 2012 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament will begin on March 15 and run through April 2 when the national championship will be decided in New Orleans. The Independent Appeal would like to know who McNairy County thinks will be the champion and how they will get there, so we’re welcoming all to compete in our 2012 Bracket Challenge. The prize for winning the 2012 Bracket Challenge is a $30 gift certificate to Shaker’s Pizza. Any individual that turns in a perfect bracket, (one turned in on-time and with no misses throughout the entirety of the tournament) will be awarded the grand prize of $750. We will put a tournament bracket in next week’s issue for members of the community to fill out and turn in to our office. Brackets will also be available for pickup at Shaker’s Pizza, located at 593 Mulberry Ave. in Selmer beginning Monday afternoon. Since our next issue will come out on March 14, only a day before the tournament begins, we will also post a printable bracket on our Facebook page promptly following the release of the tournament schedule on Selection Sunday (March 11). We ask that all entries be turned into our office by 10 a.m. on March 15. If mailed to our office at 111 N. Second Street in Selmer, they must be postmarked by March 14. Entries can also be submitted via email at submissions@independentappeal.com, via fax at (731) 645-3591, or simply by being dropped off at the office. There is a limit of one brack-

By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Adamsville might have avoided the threat of severe weather Friday afternoon, but the Lady Cardinals were not so lucky when they traveled to Union City High School last Saturday night for their Class A Sectional (substate) game against the Lady Golden Tornadoes.

Union City- 70 Lady Cardinals- 42

In the wake of the after-

math left by Amber Fair and the Lady Tornadoes, Adamsville was devastated by a 28-point loss as the Lady Cards were unable to weather the Union City storm. Fair, a standout Lady Tornado sophomore post player, proved to be an unstoppable force by putting up a careerhigh 37 points against the Lady Cardinals. “She’s a really good player,” McGee said. “She’s a sophomore and she’s already got 1,000 points in two years. She causes a lot of folks mis-

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Senior Nikki White (5) gets an ear-full from the boisterous Union City crowd last Saturday night in Adamsville’s Class A Sectional game against the Lady Golden Tornadoes.

matches.” McGee said he had seen Fair play against Lake County in the Region 7-A Championship, so he knew what to expect. “You don’t know how strong she is until she goes against your players,” he said. “We’ve played against quick girls and tall girls, but I don’t how many we’ve played against that are that strong. She’s just a presence inside, and we never did really slow her down.” Her presence on the floor was not the only challenge for Adamsville. The Union City crowd was in full-force with a festively dressed and obnoxiously loud student section, complete with a tornado siren, taunting the Lady Cards throughout. The siren roared before and after the game, filling the gymnasium with its bone-chilling tune. “The crowd was kinda rowdy,” McGee said. “That was to be expected. They had a big student section over there, and they were screaming and yelling a lot during our pregame.” The Lady Tornadoes struck quickly and without warning as they bolted out to a 12-0 lead. Adamsville would never recover. By the end of the first quarter, AHS was down 16-4. Union City led by as much as 28 in the second quarter before Nikki White hit Adamsville’s first 3-pointer of the game, helping to cut the lead to 25 before half, 38-13. White and Macayla Kiddy combined for four 3-pointers in the third quarter as Adamsville tried desperately to shave points off the Union City lead, but the Lady Tornadoes clung tightly to their 53-29 advantage going into the final quarter of play.

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Shakeema Dilworth (30) struggles to get a shot off over Union City’s Amber Fair (25), who caused problems for the Lady Cardinals all night. “In the third quarter, we sessions in the fourth. Adamsplayed about even with them, ville simply had no answer for but we weren’t able to cut into her size and ability. Despite the tough substate their lead,” said McGee. “I knew it was going to be pretty loss, the Adamsville girls still enjoyed their best basketball tough then.” With the game virtually out season, record wise, since of reach, Fair was still unre- 2003-04 when the Lady Carlenting, dominating the offen- dinals finished 20-9 but fell sive glass for Union City and scoring on four straight pos-

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Coaches chime in on new baseball bat regulations By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

As of January, all baseball bats not bearing a BBCOR (Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution) label have been banned from use for not only the collegiate level, but the high school level as well. This mandate has been implemented by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, which is overseen by the National Federation of State High School Associations, or NFHS. The NFHS put the rule into the books hoping to cut down, for the most part, on the amount of injuries sustained by players attempting to avoid come-backers on the pitching mound. In other words, the rule is in place to protect high school and collegiate athletes from horrific injuries while pitching. “The reason I believe they changed the bats is to make it safer on the pitchers and cut back on all the injuries they been having lately,” said Bobcat head baseball coach Brian Franks. Previously, BESR (Ball Exit

Speed Ratio) bats were the weapon of choice for high school baseball players. The formula BESR bats used measured the speed of the ball after it was batted. The new standard measures the bounciness of the ball and bat at the moment of contact. Picture a trampoline. When one jumps on a trampoline, the surface compresses and then springs back to its original form, thrusting the object that put the surface into mo-

tion into the air at a higher rate of speed than was required to create the object’s original force. A bat and ball work similarly. When a bat makes contact with a ball, the ball compresses and gains energy when redirected. The idea behind the BBCOR formula is to eliminate some of the energy created when the ball meets the bat. The more energy lost when the baseball is struck, the slower the ball’s speed will be when it

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

An already broken-in 33-inch Rawlings 5150 bat bears the tiny BBCOR label required for eligible bats in the 2012 season.

leaves the face of the bat. “The big thing we have noticed is the difference in the flight distance of the baseball and how the sweet spot of the bat has been made a little smaller,” said Cardinal head baseball coach Steven Lambert. “If a player hits the ball right, the ball still jumps, but if you don’t make good contact you can definitely see the difference.” Both, Franks and Lambert, feel the new regulations are good for high school baseball. “It’s definitely going to neutralize the home runs. The guys that are supposed to hit home runs will hit home runs and the guys that aren’t supposed to hit home runs will not,” said Franks. “I think it’s a good move. It’s going to make them a hitter. You’ve gotta learn to hit. You can’t pop one up and hit it out of the park. You’re going to have to stay level, stay down through it and hit line-drives.” Lambert agrees that good hitters will still be able to hit but knows it’s going to take extra work for less powerful bat-

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By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

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Bobcat Gray signs with Wildcats

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McNairy Central Senior inside Linebacker, Kerby Gray signs with Bethel University on a four-year athletic scholarship witnessed by parents Jimmy and Jill Gray and coaches Brandon Alldredge, Scott Akin, BU Assistant Coach Paul Fraizer, Michael Stroup, and Jim Glover. “I just want to thank everybody for showing up and coming out and supporting me,” said Gray. “I really appreciate all the fans that I have and everybody that’s always been there for me.” The three-year football letterman was named to the 2011 AllDistrict Team and broke the MCHS record for most tackles in a season, setting the new record at 132 tackles. Gray will join the Wildcat Football Team along with new Head Football Coach Chris Elliott.

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Adamsville Region 8-A Runner-Up

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short of reaching Sectionals after falling to University School of Jackson in the region semis. The loss last Saturday meant the end of three Lady Cardinal careers. Brianne Knight put up double-digit scoring figures in 23 of her 27 games played this season. She also led Adamsville in scoring with 372 points. Knight broke into the 1,000 Point Club earlier in the season in a game against Madison and finished her career with 1,240 points, good enough for fourth all-time at AHS and just 75 points shy of passing Lady Cardinal legend Janet Ross. White overcame a mid-season injury that kept her sidelined for seven games. In her return to the lineup, she led a comeback by drilling six second half 3-pointers to carry Adamsville to a dramatic 46-43 win at Trinity Christian. White scored 231 points in the senior season and led the Lady Cardinals in 3-point shots made with 60. Kiddy was a solid player all year but came on strong offensively late, averaging over 11 points in her last 13 games. Unlike a lot of her teammates, Kiddy managed to avoid the injury bug and played in all of Adamsville’s 31 contests, providing a ton of leadership throughout. She finished her senior season with 311 points and led the Lady Cardinals with 193 rebounds and 34 blocks. “They don’t ever quit. They do pretty much whatever it takes when the game is on the line,” said McGee. “Seems like they tried to have a burst and I think they did that all season long. Right at the end of games, you never really could count them out. They always tried to make a run and take care of what had to be done to try and come out on top.” Girls’ Box Score

AHS UCHS

4 9 16 16 22 15

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13 42 17 70

(AHS) Nikki White: 12 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast; Macayla Kiddy: 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk; Shakeema Dilworth: 6 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl; Keantinez Lloyd: 4 Pts, 2 Reb; Anna Shelton: 4 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl; Brianne Knight: 2 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl; Ralanda Lloyd: 2 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl; Alli Pettit: 2 Pts; Anna Johnson: 1 Reb, 1 Ast, Sarah Martin, Simone Wilson: 1 Reb

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Seniors Brianne Knight, Nikki White, and Macayla Kiddy lead the Lady Cardinals out onto the court for the last time.

By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Running as strong as they had all season, the Lady Cardinals raced into the Region 8-A Championship looking to avenge their district championship loss to Madison Academic Magnet. Unfortunately for Adamsville, the Lady Mustangs were running even stronger.

Madison- 70 Lady Cardinals- 65

Senior Brianne Knight and sophomore Shakeema Dilworth combined for 46 points, the Lady Cardinals hit 26 of their 40 free throw attempts and scored 65 points, 13 points above their season average, but it was not enough to take down Madison last Wednesday night at Trinity Christian Academy. Like the conclusion of the District 15-A Tournament, the Lady Cardinals’ hearts were broken watching Madison hoist another championship plaque after their five-point loss in the region title game. “I thought we played one of our best overall effort games. I thought we played really hard the whole game,” said Lady Cardinal head coach Todd McGee. “Madison is just good. We scored 65 points on a good team. We gave up 70, but a lot of it had to do with just how good they are.” It was only the fourth game all year in which Madison had given up 65 points or more. After a competitive first half, Knight brought the Adamsville crowd to its feet when she sank a floater in the lane at the buzzer, sending the Lady Cards to the locker room with a 31-28 lead and the momentum squarely on their side. Madison got itself into foul trouble early in the second half, and Adamsville was in the bonus with over two minutes remaining in the third quarter. With the contest deadlocked at 44, Knight hit another last second shot to end the period two points ahead of the Lady Mustangs, 46-44. The Tournament MVP, Madison’s Cayla Sheets, knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers to open the final quarter, putting the Mustangs back on top and shifting the momentum to their side. From then on, Madison had an answer for every Adamsville score. Keantinez Lloyd hit a layup

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Region 8-A Runner-Up, the Adamsville Lady Cardinals, are awarded their plaque after their 70-65 loss to Madison in the championship game. and put the Lady Cards up two, 56-54, but Lady Mustang Angela Tharpe tied it back up on Madison’s following possession. Ralanda Lloyd responded with a layup but once again, Tharpe answered. “We did a better job on Tharpe inside,” said McGee. “She still had a bunch of points, but I thought we did a better job guarding her compared to last time, but Sheets wore us out.” Sheets, who finished with 26 points and Tharpe, who finished with 22 widened the Madison lead to four, but the Lady Cards would not go away. Nikki White hit Dilworth in transition for another quick two points, but Lady Mustang Amber Elmore hit a 3-point dagger that put Madison up five. With a little over a minute remaining, Dilworth cut the lead to three, 66-63, by hitting the back-end of two free throws. From there, Madison closed the game out from their free-throw line, hitting four-of-six down the stretch, keeping victory just out of Adamsville’s reach. “We didn’t shoot very well outside. I think we hit one three, like one-for-17 or 18,” McGee said. “We gotta hit outside shots. No bigger than we are inside we’ve gotta hit outside shots to keep teams honest, and they just didn’t fall.” During the awards presentation after the culmination of the region tournament, Adamsville’s Brianne Knight and Shakeema

Dilworth were named to the alltournament team. Knight finished the tournament with 52 points and Dilworth exploded for 37 in the Lady Cards’ three games. Girls’ Box Score

AHS MAM

14 17 15 8 20 16

19 65 26 70

(AHS) Brianne Knight: 27 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl; Shakeema Dilworth: 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl; Keantinez Lloyd: 8 Pts, 3 Reb; Nikki White: 5 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Macayla Kiddy: 2 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk; Ralanda Lloyd: 2 Pts, 4 Reb; Simone Wilson: 2 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Blk

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Brianne Knight (4) and Shakeema Dilworth (30) are named to the Region 8-A All-Tournament Team.

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sportsbriefs •Cardinal Baseball gives thanks The Adamsville Cardinal baseball team wishes to thank the community for its support leading up to their 2012 season. The Cardinals sold half and whole chickens and hosted the Cardinal Extravaganza Men’s Softball Tournament on Feb. 25. They send a special thanks to Jimmy Chappell and Neal Surratt for cooking the delicious birds, Alan Parmely for organizing the softball tournament, the town of Adamsville for the use of the city park field, the teams that played in the tournament, and all the baseball parents for their donations and time spent working the concession stands. “The Adamsville Cardinals are very appreciative of those who assisted and those who purchased chickens,” said head coach Steven Lambert. “Thank you all for your support.” •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.

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.

•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!

•Adamsville Softball Signups The Parks and Recreation Department in Adamsville will be conduction softball signups through their tryout date on March 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.

•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

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ters to see productivity. “We’ve just got to work on good contact and good approaches at the plate,” said Lambert. “Due to this, we have stressed productive at-bats and really worked on proper use of the hands during contact. We want every swing to be right and consistent.” Lambert feels like the new regulations will bring back the more traditional “small-ball” style of the game where pitching and defense, along with bunting and hit-and-runs, will be emphasized and leaned on. “I believe it will be great for high school baseball. I think it will make for a more traditional game where small-ball, pitching and defense will make a comeback with lower scoring games,” said Lambert. “Pitching will be better because a pitcher can now pitch inside more without worrying about giving up cheap aluminum bat

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et entry per contestant. Bracket scoring will be tallied as follows: Round of 64 (2 points per correct pick), Round of 32 (4 points per correct pick), Sweet 16 (6 points per correct pick), Elite 8 (8 points per correct pick), Final Four (10 points per correct pick), NCAA Finals (20 points for a correct pick). There will also be a tie-breaker.

•Selmer Spring Sports Spring sports have sprung. Signups for softball, soccer, and 13-14-year old baseball have begun, and the deadline for signup is March 31. For more information call the Selmer Park and Recreation Department (731) 645-3866.

hits.” Franks said the new rule will help to improve pitching numbers marginally, but not dramatically. “It’s not going to be a dramatic change, but it’s going to be a change as far as the balls aren’t going to be hit as hard, so it’s not going to be as tough on the infielders to make plays,” said Franks. “As far as the strikeouts, it’s not going to change it much. It might change it for a weaker hitter that’s dragging his hands, but I don’t think it will change too much in that area. It will definitely cut down on the hits though.” Franks likened the new BBCOR bats to wooden bats. “To me, they’re about like a wood bat,” he said. “I’m not too sure a wooden bat sometimes isn’t better than a BBCOR.” When asked if all high school baseball teams should use wooden bats, the Independent Appeal received varied responses. “It’d be great. The pitchers could pitch and the hitters could hit,” said Franks. “Your good pitchers are going to saw’em off and break’em in half, and the good hit-

Keep an Eye Out Brackets will be available for download Sunday night. Contestants will guess the final score of the NCAA Finals. If deciding the winner comes down to a tie-breaker scenario, the contestant with the closest composite final score will be victorious. In recent years, the tournament has been wild and unpredictable. In two

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County Leading Scorers High school girls

PPg

High school Boys

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Chelsea Bodiford (MCHS) Brianne Knight (AHS) Kindra Brown (MCHS) Macayla Kiddy (AHS) Nikki White (AHS)

15.8 13.8 13.7 10.0 09.6

Rameil Pollard (MCHS) CJ Barnes (MCHS) Jalen Kendall (AHS) Stuart Littlejohn (MCHS) Tucker Campbell (AHS)

18.9 16.8 10.5 10.0 09.3

(Regular/Postseason Averages as of March 6) •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) 610-7170.

ters are going to mash it when they can mash it..I wouldn’t be opposed to going to all wood bats.” Lambert addressed finances as a reason for not switching solely to wooden bats. “Wood bats would be interesting, but I don’t think it will happen,” Lambert said. “Good wood bats are expensive also, and I believe we would break too many and thus cut into our budget even more.” Whether a bat is wooden or aluminum, they are not cheap. The average BBCOR bat price hovers around $200-$400, and the rule change may have presented some obstacles for coaches looking to restock their bat supply before the season. “Financially, the S1 is $400,” Franks said. “When you’ve got a boat-load of bats and you’ve gotta turn around and buy some it definitely doesn’t make it easy.” On top of that, teams are left with a stockpile of baseball bats that cannot be used. “We have about 20 or 25 bats from the last few years that are now useless,” said Lambert. consecutive seasons, the mid-major Butler University Bulldogs have crashed the party and wound up in the championship game, shocking a majority of bracketeers. As a matter of fact, two midmajors made the Final Four in last year’s tournament, Butler and Virginia Commonwealth University, so don’t sleep on the mid-majors. Whatever your plan may be, we at the Independent Appeal wish all McNairy Countians the best of luck with your brackets in 2012.

High school Basketball standings 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 28-5 28-6 23-7 17-14 9-15 11-15 4-19 6-22

District 16-2 15-3 13-6 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 29-5 21-10 20-11 17-14 15-11 10-17 7-16

District 16-1 10-6 10-7 7-9 7-6 3-10 0-13

District 15a (Boys) Middleton Trinity Christian Madison Academic Riverside Scotts Hill adamsville Sacred Heart

overall 24-7 25-7 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.

High School Baseball, Softball Schedules Cardinal Baseball Cardinal Softball 2012 2012 Date Opponent Date Opponent Time Time March 10 Adamsville Play-Day* March 13-17 @ Tomahawk Classic TBA TBA March 12-14 @ Hardin Co. Tournament March 19 Madison TBA 4:30 March 15 Hardin Co. (JV) March 20 @ Madison 4:30 p.m. 4:30 March 19 @ Madison Academic March 22 Clarksburg (JV) 5:00 p.m. 4:30 March 20 @ Chester Co. (JV) March 23 @ Chester Co. (JV) 4:00 p.m. 4:00 March 22 Middleton (JV) March 29-31 @ Huntingdon Classic 4:30 p.m. TBA March 23-24 @ Camden Tournament April 2 Middleton TBA 4:00 April 5 @ Trinity Christian (JV) April 3 @ Middleton (JV) 5:00 p.m. 4:00 April 9 Madison Academic April 5 McNairy Central (JV) 5:00 p.m. 4:00 April 12 Riverside (JV) April 6-7 @ Blackman Blaze-A-Bash 4:30 p.m. TBA April 13-14 @ Covington Tournament April 9 @ Trinity Christian (JV) TBA 4:00 April 16 Scotts Hill (JV) April 10 Trinity Christian (JV) 4:30 p.m. 4:00 April 19 Trinity Christian (JV) April 11-14 Independent Appeal Classic 4:30 p.m. TBA April 20 @ McNairy Central April 16 @ Scotts Hill (JV) 5:30 p.m. 4:30 April 23 @ Scotts Hill (JV) 4:30 p.m. April 17 Scotts Hill (JV) April 24 @ Middleton (JV) 4:30 4:30 p.m. April 19 @ McNairy Central (JV) April 27-28 @ Jackson North Side Tourney 4:00 TBA April 20 @ Hardin Co. (JV) April 30 @ Riverside (JV) 3:30 4:30 p.m. April 23 @ Riverside (JV) May 1 McNairy Central (JV) 4:00 4:30 p.m. April 24 Riverside (JV) May 3-10 District Tournament @ AHS 4:00 TBA April 26 Union City - Senior Night (JV) 4:30 April 27 4:00 April 30 4:00 May 4 TBA

@ Loretto (JV) @ Collinwood (JV) District Tournament

*Play-Day Schedule: 9 a.m. vs Lexington @ AHS 11:10 a.m. vs South Gibson @ Aville City Park 5:40 p.m. vs Collinwood @ Aville City Park 6:45 p.m. vs Collinwood @ Aville City Park (JV) 7:50 p.m. vs Hardin Co. @ AHS (JV)

Bobcat Baseball 2012

Bobcat Softball 2012

Date Opponent Date Opponent Time Time March 12 vs. Fayette-Ware 4:30 p.m. March 13 vs. Madison 4:30 p.m. March 15-17 @ Mooreville, Miss Tournament March 19 @ Chester Co. (JV) 4:30 p.m. March 20 Chester Co. (JV) 4:30 p.m. March 21 vs. Middleton (JV) 4:00 p.m. March 22-24 @ SportsPlus Tournament March 26 @ Bolivar (JV) 4:30 p.m. March 27 vs. Bolivar (JV) 4:30 p.m. March 28 Haywood @ South Side 5:45 p.m. 8:00 p.m. South Side @ South Side Mar. 29 @ Liberty 6:15 p.m. Mar. 30 Montgomery Cent. @ NSHS(JV) 5:45 p.m. April 3 @ Fayette-Ware 4:30 p.m. April 5 @ Adamsville (JV) 6:00 p.m. April 9 @ JCM (DH) 1:00 p.m. April 10 vs. Riverside (JV) 6:00 p.m. April 11-13 Independent Appeal Classic TBA April 18 @Hardin Co. (JV) 6:30 p.m. April 19 vs. Adamsville(JV) 6:00 p.m. April 20 @ Middleton (JV) 6:00 p.m. April 23 vs. Trinity Christian (JV) 6:00 p.m. April 25 @Riverside (JV) 6:00 p.m. April 26 @Scotts Hill (JV) 6:00 p.m. April 27 vs. Hardin Co. (JV) 6:30 p.m. May 1-9 District Tournament TBA

March 10 @ Adamsville Play-Day* TBA March 12-13 @ Hardin Co. Tournament TBA March 15 vs Middleton TBA March 19 vs Hardin Co. TBA March 20 vs Fayette-Ware TBA March 22 vs JCM TBA March 23 @ Liberty TBA March 24 @ Muscle Shoals/Alcorn Cent. TBA March 29-31 @ South Side Tournament TBA April 2 @ Bolivar TBA April 3 @ Middleton TBA April 6-7 @ Milan Tournament TBA April 10 vs Chester Co. TBA April 12 @ South Side TBA April 13 vs Lexington TBA April 16 vs Bolivar TBA April 17 @ Hardin Co. TBA April 19 @ Chester Co. TBA April 20 vs Adamsville 5:30 April 23 @ Lexington TBA April 24 vs South Side TBA April 26 vs Liberty TBA May 1 @ Adamsville 4:30 May 3-12 @ District Tournament TBA *Play-Day Schedule: 2:25 p.m. vs South Gibson @ Aville City Park 3:30 p.m. vs Madison @ Aville City Park 4:35 p.m. vs Trenton @ Aville City Park (JV) 6:45 p.m. vs Crockett Co. @ AHS (JV)


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Pollard powers forward By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What a season it has been By Amanda Lowrance

The Cardinals and the Bobcats ended their season in the first round of regions. Despite their 5-23 overall record, Adamsville placed McNairy County high school basketball fourth in the district and pushed their way has ended and all of the local teams qualified into the region. The Cardinals were knocked for regions this year. The four teams have had out by Westwood and Westwood lost to Trinsome major upsets and some major triumphs. ity Christian three days later, ending their In the quarterfinal round of the region season. Ending at 14 losses, the Bobcats were tournament the McNairy Central Lady Bobcats were eliminated by Covington’s seven- within nine points for nine of those losses, point win, but were still ranked No. 1 in the creating a very intense, roll-of-the-dice season. district and finished third Covington eliminated in the District 14AA TournaMcNairy Central in the rement. gion after the Bobcats placed Obion County squeaked fourth in the district. Liberty by Covington in the semifell to Bolivar in the district final round and moved on championship, but Liberty to beat Oakhaven winning came back to win the Region their seventh game in a row 7-AA Championship. Bolivar and the 7AA Region Tournawas eliminated by Jackson ment Championship. South Side, and South Side The Lady Bobcat Team was terminated in last Mondid not finish as expected day’s Sectional game against but nevertheless had a 15Memphis Mitchell. Only Libgame winning streak, made erty remains out of District their tenth uninterrupted 14-AA to compete on March region appearance, and 14 for a repeat chance at a went 14-0 in the district state title. games during regular seaAmanda Lowrance Middle Tennessee State son play. University in Murfreesboro Adamsville could smell the Region 8-A Championship after taking will host the 2011-12 Girls and Boys Division I runner-up in the District 15-A Tournament State Tournaments. As each team advances the competition and two big region wins from Westwood and Middleton but took a five-point loss in the grows, and any slip-up could be the end of a semifinals to Madison. Madison moved on season. Congratulations to all the local, talbut fell to Lake County in Sectionals, and Ad- ented players and remember, this season was amsville competed against Union City in the only one of many great seasons to come. (This column is the opinion of the writer Sectionals for a last chance postseason position in the state tournament but fell 70-42, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Independent Appeal or its owner.) ending the season for the Lady Cardinals. Head Sports Writer

McNairy Central’s 6-foot-4 senior, powerhouse post player, Rameil Pollard finished the season with a bang. He led the Bobcat team through the postseason tournaments and ended as the leading scorer in McNairy County, finishing his senior season with an average of 18.9 points per game. “This year, Rameil accepted the role of being our go-to-player and filled that role greatly,” said Bobcat coach Steve Forsythe, “He has always been the most unselfish player on the floor, always looking for the open man. He brought his best to our biggest games as evidenced by his play in our four tournament games.” The All-District and All-Tournament Team member scored a total of 105 points and grabbed 35 rebounds in the four postseason games alone. “Rameil has grown tremendously in his knowledge of the game,” said Forsythe. “His ability to keep his cool during heated moments on the floor is great proof of that.” But Pollard did not become a dynamic player overnight. His parents and former Bobcats, Rashaun and Cherlene Pollard, made a big impact in his basketball career. The Pollards met at McNairy Central High School as a freshman. Later, Mr. Pollard graduated from MCHS and went to Northeast Mississippi Community College on a two-year basketball scholarship. Pollard’s most memorable moment in his career was when he joined the MCHS 1,000 Point Club in January along with his father, who became a member in 1992 and graduated with a total of 1,437 points. “He has been my inspiration,” said Pollard. “The best moment in my career was when I reached 1,000 points.” Playing against the No. 2 state-ranked Liberty Tech Crusaders on the road, Pollard scored 18 points and crossed over into the upper echelon of MCHS basketball elites. “I feel he has done a lot over the years to improve his talent, strength, and mind to advance

Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

Senior MCHS Bobcat Rameil Pollard (33) goes up for a slam. to get to the next level,” said Mrs. Pollard, “He really gives it his all.” Beginning as a six-year-old playing as part of the Selmer Hoops Junior Pro Team, Pollard’s mother coached him along the way by providing guidance and support. “I taught him to have a positive attitude and to take the good aspects of basketball with the bad.” Even at a young age and entering into the new world of basketball, Pollard remembers his team finishing as League Champions in his first year of playing. Entering high school, Pollard sported the No. 23 jersey while playing along side his older brother Rakivias until his junior year. The two were a powerful force on the court and when Rakivias moved on Pollard wore his No. 33 jersey the remaining two years at MCHS. “I have numerous memories of Rameil in games,” said Forsythe. “He hit a free throw

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against Fayette-Ware his sophomore year to win the game. His dunk off of a full court pass from Jordan (Burton) during last year’s Adamsville game and his great reaction to CJ’s (Barnes) dunk at the end of this year’s home game versus Fayette-Ware.” After four years of dazzling the bleacher crowds with slamdunks, alley-oops, fast breaks and finger rolls, Pollard’s total career statistics include a whopping 1,303 points, 676 rebounds, 117 steals, 102 assists, and 66 blocks. “Rameil has grown this year as a young man and I look forward to watching him play somewhere next year,” said Forsythe. Pollard was one of six seniors to play in their last game Saturday night. Not only will he be leaving his school, he will be leaving his lifelong friends. “My career at MCHS has been great. I have to thank coaches Steve Forsythe, Tim Campbell, and Phil Shumpert for all their help.” said Pollard, “The worst part about leaving is I am going to miss the coaches, my friends, and my team.” After graduation, Pollard wishes to major in physical therapy and take his basketball career to the collegiate level and maybe one day to the NBA. Mississippi State University and Arkansas State University have sparked Pollard’s interest and have made contact with him, but he has not signed or made any agreements yet.

Selmer Parks and Recreation Department happenings By Sybil Dancer Selmer Parks and Recreation Director

The Selmer Parks and Recreation Department has a great March planned. Saturday will be our final day of Selmer Hoops Basketball. We had a great season and want to send a great big thank you to all our coaches and sponsors who made it such a success. We are now taking sign-ups for girls’ softball, 13-17-year-old baseball, and soccer. Come by anytime and sign-up at the Community Center office. Try-outs for softball will be on Saturday, March 17th at Patriot Park. Call the community center for more information on try-outs. We will also begin our Special Needs Basketball and Cheerleading on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Selmer Community Center. This comes after successful seasons in fall baseball and indoor soccer. You may still sign-up at the Community Center, and it is free to all Special Needs participates.

We have a great line-up of events this month also at the Selmer Community Center. Saturday, we will also have the USA Wrestling returning with all tickets $5.00. Bell time is at 8 p.m. Then on Tuesday, we will be hosting the Habitat for Humanity, “Taste of McNairy”. Tickets for this event are $5.00 and can be purchased at the door. The weekend of March 16-18, the Community Center will be filled with memories of old Selmer High School Graduates. They will hold their annual banquet on March 17 in the gym. This proves to be a fun filled weekend for all in attendance. On March 24, there will be an “Old School Basketball Tournament”, held at the Community Center. This event will be sponsored by the Rosenwald Community Center group. This will be their 8th annual tournament held at the community center and is always promised to be a success. For more information on this tournament, contact Sherry Smith at (731) 610-6011.

The will also be a fundraiser held on March 31st. “Hoops for Hunter” will hold its second basketball tournament to raise money for the Hemophilia Foundation. For more information on this tournament call (731) 610-5034. Anyone interested in setting up at the Selmer Farmers Market this year will need to contact Ricky Mathenia at the Extension office to obtain a certificate for the upcoming year. We are looking forward to this year at the Farmers Market. We received a grant, making it possible for us to provide bags to be handed out at the market this year to help promote the market in our community. We will also be putting ads in the papers letting everyone know what will be going on at the farmers market and other interesting information. As you can see, we are once again gearing up for a great spring season. And be sure to watch for April’s column and all the exciting events we have planned for the community.

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Softball springs into action 2012 NASCAR RACING SCHEDULE March 11 Las Vegas FOX March 18 Bristol FOX March 25 Auto Club Speedway FOX April 1 Martinsville FOX April 14 Texas FOX April 22 Kansas FOX April 28 Richmond FOX May 6 Talladega FOX May 12 Darlington FOX May 19 All-Star Weekend (Charlotte) May 27 Charlotte FOX June 3 Dover FOX June 10 Pocono TNT June 17 Michigan TNT June 24 Infineon TNT June 30 Kentucky TNT July 7 Daytona TNT July 15 New Hampshire TNT July 29 Indianapolis ESPN Aug. 5 Pocono ESPN Aug. 12 Watkins Glen ESPN Aug.19 Michigan ESPN Aug. 25 Bristol ABC Sept. 2 Atlanta ESPN Sept. 8 Richmond ABC Sept. 16 Chicago ESPN Sept. 23 New Hampshire ESPN Sept. 30 Dover ESPN Oct. 7 Talladega ESPN Oct. 13 Charlotte ABC Oct. 21 Kansas ESPN Oct. 28 Martinsville ESPN Nov. 4 Texas ESPN Nov. 11 Phoenix ESPN Nov. 18 Homestead ESPN

Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

(Right) Jacey Whirley drives a ball back up the middle in MCHS’s scrimmage against Scotts Hill last Thursday. (Left) Standing tall in the outfield and holding their gloves high in the air, McNairy Central Lady Bobcats Mikaela Rowland, Kindra Brown, and Macayla Holley prepare for the beginning of the softball season.

Town of Selmer 2010 Delinquent Taxes Report of delinquent Town of Selmer real estate taxes for the year 2010 in the name in which they were given to this office. There are possible errors and properties under new ownership. These parcels will be filed in Chancery Court if unpaid after 30 days. These taxes may be paid in Selmer City Hall thru April 6th, 2012. Action Realty .............................................................6.00 Allen, Patrick..............................................................8.00 American Home Financial ....................................... 13.00 Anderson, Edith .......................................................36.00 Anderson, Edith .....................................................123.00 Anderson, T Melvin ..................................................15.00 Barber, Onell............................................................60.00 Bargas, Brian David.................................................78.00 Bayview Financial .................................................. 110.00 Beckwith, Pearlee ....................................................70.00 Bennett, Bobby. .......................................................93.00 Bennett, Ruby ..........................................................48.00 Berg, John O .........................................................231.00 Beutow, Scott E ..................................................... 117.00 Blevins, Christopher ................................................16.00 The Book Shop ..........................................................4.00 Brooklyn Properties, LLC.......................................287.00 Brooklyn Properties, LLC.......................................278.00 Butterflies and Bumblebees.......................................3.00 Byrd, Eddie ..............................................................18.00 Campbell, Lota Mae .................................................. 4.00 Canady, Jeanette Ferguson .................................... 36.00 Capooth, W. 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Jr ....................................................20.00 Carpet, Doors & More..............................................43.00 Clary, Rassie Ray ....................................................35.00 Clayton, Elizabeth Viola............................................. 1.00 Clayton, Viola ..........................................................77.00 Clayton, Viola ..........................................................59.00 Clayton, Viola ............................................................7.00 Cummings, Wanda ..................................................33.00 Cummings, Wanda S ............................................... 34.00 Davies, Teresa .......................................................328.00 Davis Peggy Jane....................................................53.00 Davis, Peggy Jane Gage ......................................... 45.00 Davis, Weiss & Rhonda ......................................... 245.00 Deshazier, Rachel ...................................................12.00 Dollar Saver ...............................................................3.00 Drinkard, Randy Franklin ....................................... 142.00 Drinkard, Randy Franklin ....................................... 177.00 Dru & Co. ...................................................................3.00 Dunaway, Teresa .....................................................57.00 El Rodeo Mexican ...................................................76.00 Elm’s Restaurant .......................................................4.00 Fernandez, Johnny E ............................................ 143.00 Fields, Wolfe ..........................................................751.00 Finnie, Tiffany D.......................................................41.00 Foust, George E ......................................................14.00 Foust, George E ...................................................... 11.00 Foust, James A ......................................................141.00 Foust, James & Martha ......................................... 174.00 Freshour, James E ..................................................67.00 Freshour, James Edward.........................................93.00 G & P Printing Service ........................................... 205.00 Gelco Corporation ...................................................33.00 Gibbs Portrait Studio ............................................... 12.00 Gibson Wavie .......................................................... 11.00 Godfrey, Carla Susanne ........................................ 243.00 Graham, Bob Etal ....................................................84.00 Grant, James T IV .....................................................9.00 Hall, Carla Etvir Glen .............................................156.00 Harris, Jimmy Dale ................................................145.00 Hickman, Tony .........................................................29.00 Hill, Danny ...............................................................20.00 Hill, Roger T. & Anita................................................87.00 Hodge, Wanda .........................................................16.00 Hodum, Larry Wayne ................................................. 6.00 Honda Power Equipment...........................................4.00 Horten, Ben .............................................................27.00 Hughes, Willie Ann ................................................127.00 Irons, Belvin R .........................................................62.00 James, Gary ............................................................61.00 Jarmon, Melissa ......................................................51.00 Jones, Alice C ........................................................161.00 K & E Properties, LLC ............................................. 13.00 Kendrick, Leland A...................................................48.00 Kevin Redmon Accounting ........................................ 6.00 Kiestler, Kathy Jolley ............................................... 88.00 Kirk, Darlene ..............................................................9.00 Kirk, Mary Etvir Reece ........................................... 184.00 Knight, Joyce ...........................................................57.00 Lamarr-Tores, Ray L ................................................22.00 Lambert, Ann Sweat ................................................86.00 Lavender Graphics ..................................................25.00 Lemire, Donald ......................................................143.00

Lily Bleu Salon ...........................................................4.00 Lowrance, Alan Craig ............................................ 157.00 Lusk, Michael Anthony.............................................26.00 Marik, Norman J ......................................................30.00 Mathews, Terry ......................................................156.00 Mathis, Mary ............................................................85.00 Matlock, Gene Life Estate ....................................... 62.00 Max Tech ...................................................................5.00 McBride, Steve ........................................................40.00 McCann, Janet ......................................................133.00 McClain, Faye C ......................................................44.00 McClearen, Hubert Floyd....................................... 127.00 McCormick, Lana K ...............................................169.00 McCoy, Richard & Melinda ........................................ 6.00 Mealer, James Neal ...................................................8.00 Melvin, Earl E. ......................................................... 11.00 Meyer, Richard ........................................................54.00 Meyer, Richard ........................................................70.00 Meyer, Richard, A ....................................................33.00 Michael, Daniel S.....................................................46.00 Moore, Carol ..........................................................104.00 Moore, Daniel ............................................................7.00 Moore, Flaye K ......................................................125.00 Moore, Jimmy Alan ..................................................59.00 Murray, Roger ........................................................454.00 New Jerusalem Faith ...............................................60.00 North Y Auto Central ................................................36.00 O’Neal, Tom & Lucy ...............................................144.00 Olive Branch Properties......................................2,402.00 Pampered Moments ................................................13.00 Payne, Larry B Jr. ..................................................434.00 Payne Woodworks...................................................46.00 Pharr, Emoline ...........................................................5.00 Pierce, Larry & Joyce ............................................ 149.00 Plunk, Adam C .......................................................266.00 Powell, James D ....................................................133.00 Powell, Vickie ............................................................3.00 Powell, Vickie ..........................................................25.00 Ramsey, Frances.....................................................80.00 Ramsey, Howell .......................................................57.00 Rankin, Jason & Martha. ....................................... 116.00 Ray, Glenda Freeman ........................................... 195.00 Reggies ................................................................... 11.00 Replogle, Joe Frank ................................................86.00 Replogle, Joe Frank ..............................................164.00 Roberts, Mable ........................................................99.00 Russom, Edna C ...................................................109.00 Safe -N- Cozy Fireplaces .......................................... 8.00 Sanders, Robert L .....................................................4.00 Schafer, James I & Wilma ....................................... 46.00 Selmer Pawn Shop ....................................................2.00 Shelton, G. C. & Marie.............................................46.00 Sign Designs .............................................................5.00 Sipes, Vernese ........................................................23.00 Skinner, Rebecca C .................................................20.00 Smoken Styles Salon ................................................ 5.00 Southwest TN Community ......................................... 7.00 Southwest TN Community ......................................... 8.00 Southwest TN Community ..................................... 323.00 Speedy Lube ...........................................................30.00 Stackens, O. B.........................................................69.00 Stanfield Consultants, Inc ...................................... 709.00 Stanfield Consultants, Inc ........................................ 29.00 Steele, Rickey Lynn ...............................................219.00 Steele, Rickey Lynn ...............................................102.00 Steurer, Syble ..........................................................89.00 Supreme Bedding ......................................................2.00 Surratt, Sharry .......................................................184.00 T. C’s Tire Center .......................................................4.00 Taylor, Milford E .....................................................132.00 The Freckled Frog ...................................................25.00 The North End Cafe.................................................13.00 Thorpe, Mary J & Steve ........................................... 86.00 Tomaszewski, Larry .................................................67.00 United Country...........................................................3.00 Volunteer Realty Co...................................................6.00 West, Houston & Pam ............................................. 12.00 Westbrooks, Addie Ray ............................................ .6.00 Westbrooks, Tony ......................................................6.00 Westbrooks, William A ............................................... 1.00 Williams, Daniel Lee ..............................................130.00 Wynn, Clifford E Jr. ....................................................7.00


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McNairy County 4-H Public Speaking Contest prizes awarded

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The McNairy County 4-H Public Speaking Contest was held Thursday, Feb. 9, at Bethel Springs Elementary School. The top three public speakers from each grade and school were invited. County winners in the 4th grade were: (Top left) Gavin Meter of Michie Elementary School (MES), 1st place; Unique Lake of Adamsville Elementary School, 2nd place; and Karenna Rainey of AES, 3rd place. Fifth grade county winners are (Top right): Dylan Hunt of AES, 1st place; Stone Teague of Ramer Elementary School (RES), 2nd place; and Emily Ferrell of MES, 3rd place. Top honors in 6th grade went to: (Middle left) Brittany Nixon of Bethel Springs Elementary School (BSES), 3rd place; Mayson Roach of BSES, 1st place; and Emily Burns of AES, 2nd place. The best 7th grade speakers were (Middle right): Briana Wilson of Selmer Middle School (SMS), 3rd place; Halle Jobe of RES, 2nd place; and Allison Sweat of RES, 1st place. Eighth grade champions were (Bottom left): Wesley Rainey of AES, 1st place; Grayson Chandler of MES, 2nd place; and Abbie Sweat of RES, 3rd place. McNairy County Extension offers programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and McNairy County governments are cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Many thanks to all the McNairy County principals and teachers, who supported the local level of this contest by conducting 4-H Public Speaking Contests at their respective schools. Thanks also to Bethel Springs Elementary School for the use of their building. Thanks to the following Adult Volunteer 4-H Leaders who served as judges or at the registration table: Hilda Ashe, Glenda Barron, Nick Emmons, Earl Johnson, Ashley Martin, Ricky Mathenia, Rose Moore, Kim Smith, Deb Webb, Steve Webb, and Renee Young. Finally, thanks to the following McNairy County 4-H Honor Club Members who helped with registration, served as room chairpersons, or took photos: Atavicus Greene, Emily Martin, Samantha Martin, Heather McCormick, Bryce Moore, Wesley Moore, Rachel Mullins, Sydney Perrigo, Justice Wallace, and Zipporah Woods.

Volume 07 Issue 51 March 6, 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, Katie Boggs ADVISER Lisa Forsythe

UPCOMING EVENTS: March 6

•1st & 2nd Block Midterms

March 7

•3rd & 4th Block Midterms •Juniors - ACT Survey (Ext. 1st block) •End of 3rd Quarter

March 8

•Quarter 4 begins •UTM Dual Credit Mtg 5:30 Library •Band Spring Concert 6:00

March 9

•SOC Alumni Game 6:00 pm SMS field

March 11

•Meet and Greet with Charlie Dampeer 1:00 - 4:00

March 12

•FAC Powerpoint Basics 3:10 in E222 •TEN Hardin Co H 4:00 •SOC Southside A 7:00 •BsB Fayette Ware H 4:00 •Cheer Clinic 3:00 - 5:00 •Freshman Orientation 6:30

March 13

•SNHS Mtg HR •TEN Adamsville H 4:00 •SB Hardin Co A 4:00

Tattoos on Teens By: Holly Henson

For many teens, tattoos are becoming the popular new trend. Even though the standard age for getting a tattoo is 18, many students at McNairy Central are getting them sooner than that. Why are tattoos so popular, and what is the inspiration behind getting one? Seniors Christian Yarborough, Kody Poindexter, Kayla Carnagey, and Jake Whitaker can answer these questions. Yarborough was 17 when she got her first tattoo with her mom on Mother’s Day. Her tattoo is of three music notes located behind her right ear. She decided to get music notes as a tattoo because music has always been a part of her life. “ My tattoo is a sign that music will always be a great influence to my life and everyone that comes around me,” said Yarborough. So far, she does not regret her decision in getting a tattoo. Instead, she feels that it shows a part of her history and her future. “I loved

getting my tattoo. To be honest, I almost fell asleep during the process. All I can say for people who judge me is that they have their beliefs, and I have mine. To judge me shows their character deeper than the needle that gave me my tattoo,” commented Yarborough. She does believe that people should only get a tattoo when they are good and ready. “I believe that they should think about the “mark” they are making on their bodies before they just up and do it so they don’t regret it later in life,” explained Yarborough. Later this summer, she plans to get another tattoo of the words “faith/hope”. “It shows that Hope is my sister and with faith, she is here with us because we lost her twin sister and almost lost her. With Kayla Carnagey chose to put an angel on hope and faith, her shoulder because they fascinate her. she made it

through,” added Yarborough. Poindexter was 16 when he got his tattoo. His tattoo is of his initials located on the back of his left arm. “I decided to get a tattoo because I thought they looked cool on people, and I had always wanted one. My tattoo shows my personality, and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out when it healed,” said Poindexter. He feels that his tattoo shows who he is as a person, and he has no regrets to his decision. “I don’t really care what people think about my tattoo because it was my choice to get it, not theirs,” commented Poindexter. He describes getting a tattoo like a butter knife rubbing against your skin that is warm. Next month, he plans to get another tattoo of a scripture on his ribs. Carnagey was also 16 when she got her first tattoo. Right now, she has four tattoos. “There’s a lie for every truth” is tattooed on her right side, “It can’t rain all the time” is tattooed on her left ankle, “A7X” is tattooed on the back

of her neck, and a small angel is tattooed on her left shoulder blade. “I decided to get my tattoos because I believe it is a good way to express yourself. Since I have been around tattoos for 90% of my life, it has become a part of who I am. All my tattoos have a different purpose and meaning behind them. “There’s a lie behind every truth” is a sign to be careful in life, “It can’t rain all the time” means that everything will get better no matter what, “A7X” is a rock band who helped shape my life, and the angel is a fascination I’ve always had,” explained Carnagey. She feels she will never regret her decision in getting her tattoos.” All my tattoos are and will be something that is forever a part of me, emotionally and physically. I will always be proud of them and myself. For anyone that judges me, I just let them judge,” said Carnagey. She believes that anyone should be able to get a tattoo whenever they please as long as a professional does it. “It’s a way for

people to express themselves, and I see no harm in that. They only sting a little at first, but in all, it was a comfortable and exciting situation for me,” stated Carnagey. Whitaker was the standard age of 18 when he got his first tattoo. His tattoo is of a stone cross that says, “only God can judge me”, located on his upper right arm. “I got my tattoo because I had always wanted one. In addition, it goes to show that no matter what people think, only God can judge you in the end,” exclaimed Whitaker. He says that getting his tattoo stung a little, but he does not regret his decision and plans to get more in the future. “I don’t care about what people think of tattoos. If they judge me for that, then they are no friends of mine. I think tattoos are really cool, but I do believe people should wait until they are the standard age to finally get one,” said Whitaker.


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Test Scores to Impact Students’ Grades School menus By Delise Teague Public Relations Coordinator, McNairy County Schools

Starting this spring, students’ scores on TCAP achievement tests will figure into their second semester grades. For many years, teachers, schools, and school systems have been held accountable for students’ performance on achievement tests. As a result of a state law, achievement test results will now have greater importance to students as well. For McNairy County students in grades 3-8,

TCAP achievement test results will count for 15 percent of the second semester grade. TCAP testing will be given in late April. “Students will see a reflection of their TCAP performance from each content area on their final report card grade this semester,” explained Dr. Brian Jackson, Supervisor of Instruction. “Their TCAP results will count 15 percent of their second semester grade in reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies classes. This makes it even more important that students do their very best when testing.”

Special school schedule announced for March 20

Jackson continued, “We encourage parents to be sure students have plenty of rest, nutritious meals, and discussions at home about the importance of their performance. This will be especially true during the days the tests are being administered. Setting the proper tone at home will help reduce many of the anxieties associated with the assessments.” For students in high school, End of Course exam scores will continue to count for 25 percent of the second semester grade. End of Course exams will be given in early May.

Adamsville students study energy conservation

By Delise Teague Public Relations Coordinator, McNairy County Schools

March 20 will be a special day for schools across the state of Tennessee. Charlie Miskelly, McNairy County Director of Schools, has announced the schedule that McNairy County teachers and students will follow. Because all 11th grade students across Tennessee are required to take the ACT on March 20, special plans have been made locally to accommodate the state mandate. The ACT, a college-readiness test, requires nearly four hours of uninterrupted time under strict testing conditions. To set up the conditions for testing, only eleventh grade students will attend school in McNairy County on March 20. On Friday, March 23, eleventh graders will be excused from school while students in all other grades will attend. March 20 is a work day for all teachers. At Adamsville High School and McNairy Central High School, the majority of the school staffs will be involved in administering the test. All teachers who are not involved in the testing effort will participate in workshops, meetings, or other professional development efforts. Bus transportation will be provided on March 20. Students who plan to ride the bus on March 20 are advised to inform the bus driver in advance.

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Mrs. Tee Hutton’s seventh grade science classes at Adamsville Jr/Sr High School are studying energy conservation. They are shown making solar ovens out of pizza boxes and other household items. Later, they will test this product by baking cookies.

Kindergarten registration Pre-K 2012-2013 registration Kindergarten registration has been scheduled for the week of March 5-9, 2012. Effective July 1, 1985, a child must be (5) years of age on or before Sept. 30 in order to enter kindergarten. In order for a child to enter school in August of 2012, the parents must carry the following information to the school: Certified copy of birth certificate Copy of immunization record from Health Dept. Copy of physical examination Social Security Number Two proofs of Residence Children may be registered during the week of Mar. 5 without the information listed above but cannot be admitted to school until the registration is completed. 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 registration continues at each of the following McNairy County Schools: Adamsville Elementary, Bethel Springs Elementary, Michie Elementary, 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 residence and income. Certified copy of birth certificate Copy of immunization record (Available at Health Dept.) Copy of physical examination (Doctor’s signature required) Copy of social security card Two proofs of residence (Ex. utility, phone, or other bills) One (1) proof of income (Ex. check stub, most current @-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

SELMER ELEMENTARY/SELMER MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday, March 12 Breakfast: Assorted pop-tarts, choice of cereals, choice of juice, milk Lunch: Deli wraps, popcorn chicken, rolls, cheesy potatoes, peas and carrots, diced peaches, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, March 13 Breakfast: Ham, egg & cheese biscuit, choice of cereals, choice of juice, milk Lunch: steak and gravy, sloppy Joe on a bun, chef salad deluxe, rolls, fluffy whipped potatoes, breaded okra, steamed Brussels sprouts, apple wedges, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, March 14 Breakfast: sausage and biscuit, yogurt parfait, choice of juice, milk Lunch: mini burgers, glazed ham, chef salad deluxe, rolls, sweet potato fries, broccoli with cheese sauce, strawberries, and bananas, choice of juice, milk Thursday, March 15 Breakfast: biscuit and peppered gravy, choice of cereals, choice of juice, milk Lunch: spaghetti and meat sauce, oven baked chicken, chef salad deluxe, rolls, fluffy whipped potatoes, green peas, baked apples, choice of juice, milk Friday, March 16 Breakfast: breakfast bites with syrup, choice of juice, milk Lunch: stuffed-crust cheese pizza, BBQ sandwich, chef salad deluxe, French fries, baked beans, creamy cole slaw, pineapple chunks, choice of juice, milk MCNAIRY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Monday, March 12 Pepperoni pizza, popcorn chicken, Mexican bar, rolls, French fries, tiny whole potatoes, California vegetable blend, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk

Tuesday, March 13 Stuffed-crust pepperoni pizza, chicken fajita wrap, potato bar, French fries, refried beans, Spanish rice, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, March 14 Pepperoni pizza, turkey roast and gravy, breakfast bar, rolls, French fries, green beans, glazed sweet potatoes, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Thursday, March 15 Pepperoni pizza, BBQ sandwich, deli bar, French fries, baked beans, creamy cole slaw, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Friday, March 16 Stuffed-crust sausage pizza, BBQ chicken, hot ham & cheese sandwich, taco bar, rolls, French fries, scalloped potatoes, green peas, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk

ADAMSVILLE JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOOL Monday, March 12 Stuffed-crust sausage pizza, popcorn chicken, taco bar, rolls, French fries, tiny whole potatoes, California vegetable blend, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, March 13 Pepperoni pizza, steak and gravy, deli sandwich, hot dog/potato bar, rolls, French fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, March 14 Cheese pizza, hamburger, oriental bar, French fries, WK corn, baked beans, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Thursday, March 15 Meatball sub, BBQ chicken, turkey tetrazzini, salad bar, rolls, French fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, breaded okra, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Friday, March 16 Mini corn dogs, breaded chicken sandwich, Mexican bar, French fries, glazed sweet potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk

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101 - for sale New 2BR Homes. Delivery + Setup $25,950.00. Clayton Homes Supercenter of Corinth. 1/4 mile past Hospital on 72 West. New 3 BR, 2BA Homes. Delivery + Setup $29,950.00. Clayton Homes Supercenter of Corinth. 1/4 mile past Hospital on 72 West. New 4BR, 2BA Homes. Delivery + Setup $44,500.00. Clayton Homes Supercenter of Corinth. 1/4 mile past Hospital on 72 West. Contact Gary 662-287-4600. (TF) New House For Sale By Owner. 3BD, 2BA, Bonus dining room. Seller to pay 100% closing, $1000 Visa gift card to the buyer. $134,900. Contact Casey (731)439-1576. (TF) House for Sale: 3 BD, 1 1/2 BA. New metal roof, vinyl siding. 1 1/2 acres land. 1397 Smith Rd, Bethel Springs. Call (731) 609-4700. (41, 42) House for Sale: 3 BD, 1 BA, central heat and air, 1 1/4 acre on 218 Old # 5 Rd, $46,000. Call (731) 610-1004 or (731) 645-4217. (41, 42, 43, 44)

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102 - for rent

Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731-610-2877 or 731-645-5288. (TF)

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) For Rent or Sale: 2 BD, 1 BA in Stantonville, TN. Large lot in great neighborhood. $475/mo plus deposit. Discount to seniors. Call 645-3220 or 439-6781. (42) 3 BD, 1 BA brick house, Central heat and air. Large outbuilding. References required. No pets. Call 645-7279 or 439-3680. (41, 42)

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employment 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)2862877 Ask for WIlliam or check us out at www.cherriesgentlemensclub.com (36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)

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)

2 BD, 1 BA, Central heat and air, stove, refrigerator. In Selmer $375 + deposit 610-2877. (TF)

Autos For Sale: 2002 Alero, S2936N, $2350; 1997 Malibu, S3773N, $1750;1995 Camaro, S9531N, $1350; Jarnagin Auto Sales: 1371 Refuge Rd call 731-934-4556 (nodoc. priceplusTT&L) (40)

4 BD, 2 BA, central heat and air, in Bethel. $450 + deposit. No pets 6102877. (TF)

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

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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)

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Buying junked, wrecked and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731610-8827. (TF)

Wanted: Old magazines or National Geographic. Also pots or hanging baskets for flowers. Also pint fruit jars. (731) 632-1955. (42)

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)

404 - pets/livestock FREE KITTENS: Three free kittens will be available in two weeks. Call Tammy Redmon at (731) 632-4874 for more information. (42)

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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)

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Dell laptop $400 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-925-6183. (TF) For Sale: 24-ft Suntracker party boat. Also storm shelters, ready to be put in. Call 434-9030 (42, 43) Electric insert, never used. Cost $369, will sell for $100 920-5200. (42)

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102 - for rent KENNETH SWEAT Rental: Committed to providing safe & affordable family friendly homes 1,2, & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses, trailers, & houses. NO pets!! NO Crack/Party Houses!! Ref & deposit required. (731) 610-0807, (731) 6453130. (TF) ALEXANDER APTS. in Adamsville: 2 bedrooms & Townhouses. 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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5711 - Glen Dr.,- $95,000

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

5211 - Griswell Ln. Selmer- $165,000

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

5311 -Carroll Rd., Michie- $49,900

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#3239264: 280 Riley, Ramer - If you are looking for privacy, look no further. Vinyl siding home with double garage, 2 storage buildings, deck. Inside is an open living area, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, The pond behind is stocked with fish. Available with 20 additional acres.

#3205035: 134 Miller Ln, Bethel - Great place for horses, cattle, large family. This 5 bedroom, 4 bath home has over 4,000 sq ft of living space, oversized double garage, full basement, 40 x 60 work shop w/office, 2 bedroom, 1 bath rent house. All this located on 49 acres, most of it fenced.

#3239013: 3091 Buena Vista, Bethel Springs - Vinyl siding home looks like new, 4 bedrooms, 4 total baths, partial basement finished including fireplace, double garage, office, inground pool, deck, Kitchen has been completely updated, lots of maple cabinets, bar. 30 by 40 work shop.

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# 3222946: 199 Moose Lodge, Selmer - Vinyl siding home w/big back yard, 11`x32` deck, storm shelter, double garage, paved drive. Enter into foyer & into vaulted living room. eat-in kitchen w/French doors leading to deck. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1.2 acres with privacy in back.


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Free to good home: 2 med. mixedbreed young dogs. Beautiful and friendly. 645-6523 (41, 42)

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE

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

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 east-

ern 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. 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

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:

Pure-bred Yorkie puppies 2 male, 1 female. $250 ea. (731) 453-5320 (42) Two female white and brown hunting dogs found. Please call (731) 434-9255 (42)

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services 501 - professional services SUBCONTRACTOR, HOUSE leveling, Rotting sills replaced, Floors, plumbing and tile. OVER 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE!! Phone Doug Butler @ (731)239-8945. FREE ESTIMATES. (TF) Wilson Service Company: We move 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) Child care services provided. $85/ wk per child. Food provided. Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Contact Jennifer Chandler (731) 4392604. (42) Will mow yards for the public (731) 610-9214. (42, 43, 44, 45)

YARD SALES CARPORT SALE FRIDAY & SATURDAY March 9th & 10th 290 Oak St. • Selmer

2 Gas Wall Heaters (used less than 1 hour), Purses, Shoes, Blender, Toaster. Women’s Clothes (small - 3XL), Men’s (small - 2XL). Lots more! Come See. Rain or Shine

YARD SALE INSIDE LEAPWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER Friday, March 9th 7:00 - 5:00 and Saturday, March 10th 7:00 - 11:00 F.C.E. Club members are cleaning out everything. Lots of sizes for everyone. Priced Cheap!

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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 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.

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 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:

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 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 hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and Stephen

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

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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 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RONALD RAY BURKS NO. P-1091 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 24th day of February, 2012, letters of administration in respect of the estate of Ronald Ray Burks, who died on February 9, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be), of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 24th day of February, 2012. Anita Burks Administrator for the Estate By: Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master By: Terry L. Wood Attorney 9060 41, 42 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on December 9, 2004, by Billy Frank Walker and Clara Sue Walker to American Title Company, Inc., Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, under Book No. 372, Page 2834, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. Bank National Association, a national banking association, not in its individual capacity, but solely in its capacity as trustee for the Terwin Mortgage Trust, Series TMTS 2005-6HE; and WHEREAS, U.S. Bank National Association, a national banking association, not in its individual capacity, but solely in its capacity as trustee for the Terwin Mortgage Trust, Series TMTS 2005-6HE, the holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant

to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117 (i), not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, March 29, 2012, commencing at 12:00 PM at the East Door of the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a steel fence post in the North line of Mitchell, said point being 240 feet as measured East from the East line of Bagget, runs thence North 149 feet to a steel fence post in the Southern margin of Falcon Road; thence in an Eastern direction, with Falcon Road, as follows: South 77 degrees East 143 feet; North 88 degrees 19 minutes East 20 feet to a steel fence post; thence South 114.4 feet to a steel fence post in the North line of Mitchell; thence West, with Mitchell, 160 feet to the point of beginning, containing 21,120 square feet, more or less. Metes and bounds. Being the same property conveyed to Billy Frank Walker and Clara Sue Walker by deed from E.L. Locke and Tildon Locke, filed for record in Book 95, Page 104, Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, dated 1/15/79. Property address known as 237 Falcon Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375, McNairy County PROPERTY ADDRESS: 237 Falcon Street, Selmer, TN 38375 CURRENT OWNER(S): Billy Frank Walker and Clara Sue Walker The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: McNairy County Tennessee OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee c/o CS11 Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (404) 417-4040 File No.: 754.0810887TN Web Site: www.jflegal.com Insertion Dates: 03/07/2012, 03/14/2012, 03/21/2012. 9150 42, 43, 44 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has oc-

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curred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated December 16, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded December 23, 2008, at Book 394, Page 2323 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by George W. Williams and Elizabeth Williams, conveying certain property therein described to Kathy Winstead as Trustee for JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee.

setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: George W. Williams; Elizabeth Williams

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:

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 April 2, 2012 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in the First Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a one and one half inch iron pipe found at the southeast corner of the parent tract, see Deed Book 134, page 534, and being in the northern boundary of Dennis Young, see Deed Book 148, page 129, thence north 79 degrees 56 minutes 39 seconds west for a distance of 610.09 feet with the northern boundary of Dennis Young passing an iron pin at 254.24 feet to a one and one half inch iron pipe, thence north 05 degrees 33 minutes 21 seconds east for a distance of 408.99 feet with the eastern boundary of Grace Bennett Agee passing the center of Center Hill Road at 29.83 feet to a rebar iron pin set with cap bearing markings J.A. Martin RLS 1469, thence north 83 degrees 01 minutes 30 seconds east for a distance of 607.26 feet with a new line passing an iron pin at 561.03 feet to a point in the western boundary of Dennis Young, see Deed Book 141, page 1, on the east side of Malone Cemetery Road, thence South 04 degrees 03 minutes 21 seconds west for a distance of 588.81 feet with the western boundary of Young passing the center of Center Hill Road at 528.38 feet to the point of beginning.

The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700‑219531 DATED February 24, 2012 INSERTION DATES: \WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee March 7, 2012 March 14, 2012 March 21, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_msherrod_120224_1150 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM 9152 42, 43, 44 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated June 22, 2009, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded July 6, 2009, at Book 396, Page 2239 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Benjamin P. Sinclair and Phyllis J. Sinclair, conveying certain property therein described to Matt B. Murfree as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Guaranty Trust Company, its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on April 2, 2012 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from

ALSO KNOWN AS: 1878 Center Hill Road, Finger, Tennessee 38334 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

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Being Lot #6 of Country View Estates Subdivision, a plat or plan of said subdivision being of record In Plat Cabinet A, Slide 93 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and the description there given and said Plat are made a part hereof by this reference thereto as fully and to the same extent as if copied in full herein. The foregoing real property is conveyed subject to certain restrictive covenants, limitations, recitals, etc. pertaining to Country View Estates Subdivision, which are of record in Deed Book 136, page 123, ROMC and reference is here made to said Book and Page where recorded for a more complete listing of said restrictive covenants, limitations, recitals, etc., and the same are incorporated herein by reference thereto as fully and completely as if copied in full herein ALSO KNOWN AS: 230 Edgewood Drive, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Benjamin P. Sinclair; Phyllis J. Sinclair The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700‑200943

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food store health inspections FINGER DISCOUNT STORE Establishment Number: 29809 2102 FINGER LEAPWOOD RD FINGER, TN 38334 01/04/2012 Regular 96 ROSE CREEK VILLAGE GROCERY Establishment Number: 39800 999 LOLA WHITTEN RD SELMER, TN 38375 01/04/2012 Regular 97 DOLLAR GENERAL #11241 Establishment Number: 44130 2310 BUENA VISTA RD BETHEL SPRINGS, TN 38315 01/04/2012 Regular 98 DOLLAR GENERAL #6858 Establishment Number: 39242 6950 HWY 45 SOUTH RAMER, TN 38337 01/03/2012 Regular 99 SELMER CITGO Establishment Number: 3391 152 COURT AVE SELMER, TN 38375 01/03/2012 Regular 100 SELMER QUICK MART Establishment Number: 5433 430 PEACH ST SELMER, TN 38375 01/03/2012 Regular 94 SUPER WAY Establishment Number: 1045 1470 E POPLAR SELMER, TN 38375 01/03/2012 Regular 93 F & J QUICK STOP Establishment Number: 1117 5916 HIGHWAY 22 S MICHIE, TN 38357 01/03/2012 Regular 91

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Wednesday, march 7, 2012

Independent 2012 Spring Sports Preview COMING MARCH 21 FEATURING MCHS & AHS • Baseball • Tennis • Softball • Soccer BUY AN AD TO SUPPORT YOUR ATHLETES! 5A SEE AD ON PAGE XX

This special tab will feature the history & highlights of the

28th INDEPENDENT APPEAL

Baseball Spectacular TOURNAMENT APRIL 11-14, 2012 hosted by MCHS & AHS

McNairy Central High School Adamsville High School Hardin County High School Chester County High School

Bolivar High School Lexington High School Scotts Hill High School Clarksburg High School

Proceeds to benefit MCHS & AHS More than $4,000 raised last year.

Tournament is dedicated to founder, Jeff York


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