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Suspensions stand for Bethel PD Alderman motions to abolish entire department By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer



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Bethel Springs Mayor Kay Cox said that, among other reasons, Police Chief T. E. “Pee Wee” Sowell was suspended because he altered a traffic ticket to a warning at last Monday’s Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen meeting. She also said that the matter had been referred to the district attorney for investigation. Cox said there was a state law prohibiting altering a ticket after it was turned into

the office but before a judge ruled on it. “You can’t get that ticket back and write ‘warning’ on it,” Cox said. Cox said on the day of court, the person to whom the ticket was issued had City Clerk Deborah Sullivan pull the ticket and Sowell wrote ‘warning’ on it. After the meeting, Paul Simpson, one of the attorneys representing Sowell, declined to comment on the charge that Sowell had altered the ticket, saying the meeting was the first time he heard the charge. John Talbott, another attorney repre-

senting Sowell, questioned whether it was appropriate to be discussing the allegations. “We’ve got to give these people here some kind of answer. You’ve got to tell them something,” Cox said. Simpson said he didn’t think that it was appropriate to say anything was legal or illegal until the district attorney concluded his investigation. “I asked the district attorney point blank: ‘is this illegal’ and he said yes,” Cox said.


Spring Fling to raise money for homeless

Latta Building nears completion Following a planned building inspection last Tuesday, the Latta Building located in downtown Selmer is nearing completion. Based on the findings of the inspection and completion of the final touches to the structure, the building could be ready for occupancy in the coming week. The Independent Appeal will provide a full update to this story following the county’s date of occupancy announcement.

By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Losing their grant for the homeless might have discouraged other organizations, but not Jesus Cares. They are holding the Spring Fling at the Selmer Civic Center Saturday at 6 p.m. in order to replace some of the $70,000 they lost this year. “That’s not just laying around on trees,” said Jim Gray, Jesus Cares President. “That’s why we came up with the idea six months ago.” The event includes a catered dinner, a fashion show and an auction. The clothing worn by the models will be auctioned as Staff Photo by Christen Coulon


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McNairy County takes center stage at Signature Event

Battlefield preservation expands into McNairy County New Shiloh By Christen Coulon Editor

Last Thursday, the Civil War Trust joined with the National Park Service and State of Tennessee to make announcements regarding the permanent preservation of 925 acres on the Shiloh Battlefield. The achievements discussed were threefold and included the successful completion of efforts to purchase 267 acres at Fallen Timbers in McNariy County as well as the transfer of 167 acres from the Trust to the park and the launch of a $1.25 million campaign to preserve an additional 491 acres inside the park. These announcements came as part of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission’s Annual Signature Event commemorating the 150th anniversary the Battle of Shiloh held at Pickwick landing. The McNairy County lands at Fallen Timbers will remain within the care of the Civil War Trust for the time being and are not part of the park. However, the long term goal is for all of the preserved lands to eventually be placed in the hands of the American people, said Mary Koik, a Civil War Trust representative. This preservation opens the door for the possibility of the park itself to expand into McNairy County in the future. “We believe that every acre we save is an investment in our country’s future. There can be no more lasting and fitting tribute than protecting the sites where the war’s outcome was decided — the battlefields themselves,” said Trust President James Lighthizer. “As a permanent and meaningful legacy of the sesquicentennial, we give our children and grandchildren the opportunity to walk these same fields unblemished and undisturbed.” The day’s events began with a welcome from Susan Whitaker, Tennessee commissioner of Tourist De-

velopment and a co-chair of the state Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and remarks from Gov. Bill Haslam. Following an introduction from Dr. Carroll Van West, director of the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area and the sesquicentennial commission’s other co-chair, Lighthizer and Trust chairman emeritus John Nau joined federal and state officials for the preservation announcements. In addition, country music star Trace Adkins, a large supporter of the Civil War Trust, was on hand for the event. Shiloh National Military Park su-

perintendent Woody Harrell said that the transfer of three properties totaling 167 acres, initially acquired by the trust in 2007 and 2008 with the intention that they would eventually become part of the park, is symbolic of the longstanding partnership between the two organizations. The Trust has previously transferred 192 acres to the park and continues to maintain ownership of two small parcels totaling less than three acres. “Alongside our dedicated partners at the Civil War Trust, we have been able to enhance the experience of visi-

tors to Shiloh in ways that neither of us would have individually,” said Harrell. “This is the type of outstanding partnership that enables our National Parks to thrive.” “The significance of Shiloh battlefield is unquestioned, the need to preserve as much as possible is paramount,” said Dr. Carroll Van West, director, Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University and co-chair of the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. “We applaud


Illustration “The Devil at Fallen Timbers” by Dan Nance,

In the final moments of the Battle of Shiloh, Confederate Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest finds himself surrounded by Federal troops at Fallen Timbers in McNairy County. Forrest escaped the skirmish using his revolver to clear a path through the Federal infantry troops. Forrest sustained serious injuries from a gunshot wound during the battle and his horse was fatally wounded.

movie opens: McNairy Countians take leading roles By Christen Coulon Editor

The premiere of Shiloh: Fiery Trial took place last Wednesday at the Pickwick Landing State Park and featured several actors from McNairy County in leading roles. The red carpet event for the first showing of this new National Park Service documentary film brought hundreds of Civil War enthusiasts as well as members of the local communities to the park. So many showed up for this historic event, that special overflow seating was utilized in a tent to accommodate the crowd. According to Shiloh Park Superintendent Woody Harrell, Fiery Trial captures the story of the decisive two-day 1862 battle both from the perspective of its commanders and the common soldier. Harrell said, “As a major turning point in the most important event in our nation’s history, Shiloh is a big story. I hope the new film will provide park visitors a thorough introduction and understanding, and prepare them to “hear the guns roar” as they tour the woods and fields of Shiloh Hill.” With around 10 percent of the film’s actors hailing from McNairy County, several of which were prominently featured, the contribution of local residents to the film’s success is immeasurable. The movie includes a local father-son duo, Steve Reed and Casey Reed who play Col. Thomas Cockrell and Pvt. John Cockrell of the 70th Ohio Infantry Reg. Much of the movie centers around the story of Pvt. Cockrell, a musician, after he becomes separated from his father’s regiment and joins up to fight with several other Federal units dur-


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Dancing with the McNairy Stars: Burton, Buck By Christen Coulon

Is Obamacare constitutional?


Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center 12th Annual Dinner & Auction will showcase “Dancing with the McNairy Stars” April 21. This year’s event will again feature prominent members of the community paired up to dance. This year’s competitors will be Kevin Lipford with Suzanne Henson, Brandon Burton with Tami Buck, Guy Buck with Melissa Stewart and Sam Vice with Marie Hurst. In a lead up to the competition the Independent Appeal will feature a different dance couple each week until the event. This week we will look at Brandon Burton and Tami Buck. Brandon Burton, of Henderson, said he was a little surprised to be chosen, but said he was glad to be able to help with this worthy cause. “When it comes to helping children, it’s a good cause,” Burton said. Burton is an employee at Monogram Refrigeration and said that he donates through his employer to the United Way, and said that working at Monogram helped to inspire him to partici-

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attorneys are that if this mandate is upheld, the federal government could compel an individual to purThe U.S. Supreme Court heard chase a car, broccoli or a health club oral arguments on the constitu- membership. Solicitor General, Donald B. Vertionality of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare on rilli, the top lawyer of the U.S. JusMarch 26-28. An initial conference, tice Department, argued that health vote and assignment of opinions care is different from other things, was scheduled for March 30. The and the federal commerce power is only being expanded under these decision is expected by June. The court heard arguments on narrow circumstances. This is because everyone will four issues, whether they can hear the case, whether the individual eventually need health care. Due mandate is constitutional, whether to federal law, hospital emergency the Medicaid expansion is constitu- rooms are required to admit patients and give them tional and whether to medical care even if strike down the entire they cannot pay. As a law if parts are held result, these costs are unconstitutional. shifted to those who On the issue of have health insurance. whether the court Compelling everyone will hear the case, the to purchase health incourt seemed willing surance prevents this to answer in the afcost shifting. firmative. The issue The law also reargued was whether quires that health inthe Anti-Injunction surance be offered to Act, which prohibits individuals with prelawsuits on tax issues existing conditions at before the tax is paid the same premiums and administrative WHITTEN as everyone else. These remedies are exhausted, precluded the court from hear- individuals are commonly denied ing the case. This question turns on health insurance or premiums that whether the penalty for not buying are unaffordable. This problem health insurance, which becomes commonly results in what are called effective in 2014, is a tax. Congress medical bankruptcies. If all individuals were not recalls it a penalty rather than a tax in the law, but the Internal Revenue quired to purchase health insurService collects this penalty and it ance, this would create the incentive will raise some revenue if some peo- for them to wait until they became ple decide to pay the penalty rather ill to do so. This would result in skyrocketing costs, beyond what we althan obtain the coverage. The most hotly contested issue ready have. The government’s alternative is whether the individual mandate argument was that even if the indiviolates the Commerce Clause. This clause gives Congress the vidual mandate were struck down power “to regulate commerce with as beyond its commerce power, it the foreign nations, and among the should be upheld under the power several states, and with the Indian of the federal government “to lay and collect taxes.” The government tribes.” Paul Clement, argued on behalf took the inconsistent position that of 26 state attorney generals, who the penalty was not a tax on the earsued to block the law, that the gov- lier jurisdictional argument. Oppoernment is creating, rather than nents of the law argued that even if regulating commerce by requiring the law could be upheld as a valid individuals to purchase health in- exercise of the federal taxing power, it would be a direct tax and would surance. As an indication of the difficulty be unconstitutional unless it was the law might face before the jus- apportioned to the states. 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Clement and Michael Carvin, individual mandate were struck counsel for the National Federation down, some parts of the law, such as of Independent Business, which the preexisting condition provisions also sued to block the law, argued and the penalty would also fall, but that if this mandate is upheld, the the rest of the law would remain federal government would have un- intact. The law’s opponents argued limited power in the area of com- that if any part of the law was struck merce. Examples given by these down, the entire law should fall. Head News Writer

By Christen Coulon Editor

The McNairy County Commission met last Monday night for their regular scheduled monthly meeting. Mayor Wilburn Gene Ashe opened the meeting with an explanation of last month’s state audit findings. Ashe said that the finding that expenditures exceeded the budget were due to expen-

Mayor Ashe also reported that the county budget committees would be holding weekly meetings every Monday night at the courthouse until a budget has been created. In other news Commissioner David McCullar presented a word of thanks before the board for all of the kind words of support he has received recently from family and friends following a recent accident.

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The event has three sponsorship boards, which include 157 sponsors for the event, in addition to 13 more FROM PAGE 1A who contributed but did not wish to be listed on the boards, Gray said. “It’s going to be a really nice affair,” Gray said. well as a basketball autographed by Pat Summitt, UniverLast year, 25 families or about 80 people participatsity of Tennessee at Knoxville women’s basketball coach. “We also have several other auction items, from a ed in the homeless program. About 80 percent of these were made sustainable, according to couple of nice pieces of furniture,” Gray. Gray said. “That means that we have The basketball has all of Summitt’s eight championships on it, as well as You can make a reservation for the Spring somehow taught them to use being personally signed by the leg- Fling by calling Jim Gray at 610-3637, the what income they had propendary coach. Jesus Cares office at 645-4388, or the thrift erly and to sustain themselves. “Is it a very valuable basketball? It store at 626-2600. There is no charge as such Sometimes you just get so far is and it will be even more valuable,” for the reservation, but donations will be down that you just don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel,” Gray exGray said. accepted. plained. “It’s going to be a very fun night—a Some of the problems facing good meal and a lot of fun,” Gray said. the homeless in turning their lives The First Baptist Church has agreed to allow the use of their parking lot for the event, around are getting a ride to work, coming up not only and Southwest Human Resources is lending one of their with rent money but also deposits. It takes about $3,000 to take a family out of a car and vans. “You can drive to the First Baptist Church parking lot put them into housing, Gray said. “We want to continue that program, but it doesn’t before six o’clock and get a ride. We’ll just take you back up here and after this is over, we take you right back to come free…We feel like there is a justifiable need,” Gray said. First Baptist Church,” Gray said.


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ditures on the Latta Building. He also said the county planned to remedy a finding regarding issues with the solid waste department’s software. The road board found that four bridges built or repaired would require no funding from the county due to a credit with the state and matching funds that were provided.

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“It’s in the district attorney’s hands and that’s where it should stay,” said town attorney D. J. Norton. Simpson said he thought that both Sowell and Bandy Burney should be suspended with pay. “If you are going to suspend one with pay, you ought to suspend both with pay,” Simpson said. The board can either uphold the suspension or vote it down, Simpson said. The board voted to suspend Sowell with pay, retroactively, then suspend both Sowell and Burney without pay until next month’s meeting. Gray had earlier made a motion to abolish the Bethel Springs Police Department and let the county take over law enforcement duties, but his motion died for a lack of a second. The alleged alteration of the ticket occurred at the March session of Bethel Springs City Court. Former Alderman Shirley Williams presented the board with a petition signed by 100 people opposing Sowell’s suspension. While reviewing the names on the petition, Cox said that some of the people listed on the petition had told here that it was time for Sowell to go home. This meeting was much calmer than last month’s meeting, though there were several occasions where more than one person was talking at the same time. For more details on the meeting, see future issues of the Independent Appeal.

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and stop the cycle of abuse, so I was glad to help them out,” Buck said. She agreed with her husband Guy Buck, McNairy County’s Sheriff and fellow Dancing competitor, that the two were not very competitive over the event and joked that, “He keeps trying to sneak in and see our routine, but I won’t let him.” Buck said that Burton and herself were planning some fundraising events for this year’s competition but said that they were still in the planning stages. While predicting a win for her team, Buck was tight lipped about their routine saying only that it would be surprising. Buck invited everyone in the community to participate in the event saying that it was a wonderful event that helps children. “All of the money that they raise goes to the kids here in this community,” Buck said. “It’s just going to be a fun-filled night.”

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pate in charitable works because so many of his fellow employees also work with charities. Burton said that he and Buck are practicing two days this week, and they are doing well preparing for the event. As far as a prediction of the event, Burton said that he wasn’t going to predict a winner, but said that his team’s routine would be entertaining. “It’s gonna probably be more funny,” Burton said. “I’m looking forward to having fun at this year’s event.” Tami Buck, currently a nurse at McNairy Regional Hospital, said she was very happy to be chosen for the event and said that she agreed to participate without hesitation. Buck said that she used to work as a case manager at Qunico where she witnessed, first hand, the wonderful work that the Carl Perkins Center performs. “I am familiar with their work, and what they do to try

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Sealed Bids will be received by the State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division at their ofces located at 607 Hangar Lane, Building 4219, Nashville, Tennessee 37217 until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 8, 2012, and opened and read publicly at that hour. Counties: BEDFORD, BENTON, COFFEE, DICKSON, FAYETTE, FRANKLIN, GIBSON, HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HARDIN, HENDERSON, HENRY, HICKMAN, HOUSTON, HUMPHREYS, JACKSON, LAKE, LAUDERDALE, LEWIS, MADISON, MARSHALL, MACON, MAURY, McNAIRY, OBION, PERRY, RUTHERFORD, SHELBY, TIPTON, WARREN, AND WILSON. Project No. 99-555-1215-04. The project consists of Runway and Taxiway Remarking at 33 designated airports in Middle and West Tennessee. Project duration is 150 calendar days. A pre-bid conference has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 10:00 A.M., local time at the Aeronautics Division Conference Room, for the purpose of discussing the scope of the project and answering any questions. Attendance at this conference by an appropriate contractor representative is mandatory in order to be eligible to submit a bid. PROPOSAL CONTRACTS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL THE TIME SET FOR OPENING BIDS. A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5-117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” before biddable proposals will be furnished. The Tennessee Department of Transportation hereby noties all bidders that it will afrmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability in consideration for an award. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity afrmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone (615) 741-5996. THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED. Copies of the Plans and Proposal Contract may be purchased at the following location: Tennessee Aeronautics Division, Building 4219, 607 Hangar Lane, Nashville, Tennessee 37217 (615) 741-6244. In order to submit a qualied bid, the Plans and Proposal Contract for bidding purposes must be obtained from the Aeronautics Division as shown above. The cost per set for the bid document (specications) is $25.00, which is nonrefundable. Checks should be made payable to: Tennessee Department of Transportation. John Schroer, COMMISSIONER



Walking Tall Trilogy


Family gives building to Milledgeville By Janet Rail Publisher

The mayor and board of aldermen met in regular session and discussed the recent donation of a building by Bill and Ann Ross in memory of Bill’s father Dr. M.O. Ross in which the building will be named. The board is looking into signage to be housed at the building to honor Dr. Ross. The board has one request to use the building the second Sunday in May. The board made a motion to make all necessary improvements, clean carpet and approved rent at a rate of $50. Mayor Dannie Kennedy and Alderman Hershel Hollin, as well as others have been working in the building. The board gave permission to hire any help necessary to complete immediate improvements.

The mayor reported that four of five loads of rock were installed in the ditch around the walking track at the park. Both the mayor and Alderman Dorothy Bridges plan to call Chester and Hardin counties to ask for another load of rock to complete the project. The mayor also reported that the garage top and pad approved at the previous meeting for $23,000 was to be installed this week. This cover will be used by the fire department and city for barbecues and other functions. The mayor will also present a plaque to Reggie Churchwell, a native, who will be inducted to the Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 14 in Jackson at the Rock-A-Billy Museum. Everyone is invited to attend. A $10 donation is required per person. The board approved a motion to hire

Sonny Ivy to mow the park, fire department and new building property at a rate of $200 per job. Alderman Dorothy Bridges requested the costs to weed eat in addition to mowing and present at next meeting. A motion was approved to hire Doris Hollin for mowing the lot behind city hall at a rate of $75 per job. The board discussed issues with persons setting leaves on fire, turning stones over, winding swings up and turning over playground equipment. All was reported to the sheriff’s department, along with an eyewitness. The sheriff’s department did investigate and file a report. The board approved getting Chester County to mow the sides of streets. The board passed the minutes of the March 12 meeting and financial report prior to adjourning.

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Dwana Pusser-Garrison provides an interview for the upcoming Walking Tall DVD Trilogy. Shout! Factory, a leading entertainment company, has acquired the Walking Tall Trilogy for re-release. The trilogy will be available on DVD and Blu-ray disc May 15. The trilogy is based on the life of Tennessee Sheriff Buford Pusser. The trilogy chronicles Pusser’s life, personal losses, retirement and final years. The films were first released in 1973, 1975 and 1977. The re-released films will include interviews with cast members, family and acquaintances of Pusser; a tour of the Buford Pusser Home and Museum; and theatrical trailers and TV spots. For more information or to pre-order copies of the films, call the Buford Pusser Home and Museum at (731) 632-4080.

Perkins Center builds child abuse awareness By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed April “Child Abuse Prevention Month”, joining other states and organizations around the country promoting child abuse awareness and prevention strategies. The Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center of McNairy County is also participating in this effort, according to County Director Luke DeLaVergne. The center is holding a poster contest for children in grades 1-3. Blue bows will be put on Main Street in Selmer in order to raise awareness. They are also selling t-shirts. “It’s time to talk about child abuse” is the theme for the center. “Our goal is to get parents and children to talk about child abuse,” DeLaVergne. Dancing with the Stars, later this month, is also part of this effort. “Acts of violence and neglect against children are intolerable,” said Tennessee Children’s Services Commissioner Kathryn O’Day. “It is the collective responsibility of all Tennesseans to keep our children safe, and it can be as simple as lending an ear to a stressed mother or learning to spot the early warning signs of abuse and neglect. Everyone’s participation is critical to prevent child maltreatment and promote optimal child development.” Child abuse occurs when a child is injured or put at risk of harm as a result of neglect or mistreatment. Abuse includes physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse or psychological harm. Last year, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services investigated more than 60,000 reports of child abuse and neglect. Tennessee law requires anyone with direct knowledge or suspicions of child abuse or neglect to report it to the Department of Children’s Services or law enforcement. Identifying the signs of abuse is the first step in helping an abused or neglected child. Common symptoms include malnutrition, poor hygiene, extremes in behavior, age-inappropriate knowledge of sex and unexplained bruises, burns or welts. To report abuse and neglect 24 hours a day call Tennessee’s child abuse hotline at 1-877-237-0004. When calling, be prepared with information including the names of the child and the abuser, as well as their relationship and location. For more information on how to prevent child abuse and neglect, visit For more information on the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, visit The Exchange ClubCarl Perkins Center is located at 175 S. 3rd St. in Selmer. Its phone number is (731) 646-3627.

This week in Civil War history April 4-10, 1862 April 6, 1862 The Battle of Shiloh begins. The Confederates think they are winning at the end of the day. April 7, 1862 Union reinforcements arrive at Shiloh and join the battle, which results in the defeat of the Confederates. They retreat to Corinth. April 8, 1862 Gen. U.S. Grant sends Gen. W.T. Sherman after the Confederates to make sure they are retreating. There is a skirmish at Fallen Timbers, between Shiloh and Corinth. Confederate Col.

Nathan B. Forrest is wounded in the battle. April 9, 1862 Gen. Beauregard telegraphs that his forces have fallen back from Shiloh to Corinth. April 10, 1862 President Lincoln approves the Congressional Joint Resolution calling for gradual emancipation of slaves by the states. Federal Brig. Gen. Willliam Harvey Lamme Wallace dies of wounds received at the Battle of Shiloh. Federal bombardment of Fort Pulaski at the entrance of the harbor at Savannah, Georgia commences.

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Staff Photo by Janet Rail

Building donated to the city of Milledgeville on behalf of the Dr. M.O. Ross family.

Adamsville wreck injures one

Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten

A tow truck prepares to remove a vehicle involved in a two-car accident on Highway 64 near the Dollar General store in Adamsville last Thursday. According to a traffic crash report, Adamsville Police Department officer David Vandiver was dispatched to East Main Street in front of the Dollar General store on a vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Vandiver spoke with witnesses who said that Emily M. Tears, of Adamsville, who was driving a 2003 Dodge Intrepid, was experiencing side pains. She stated she pulled out of the Dollar General parking lot and did not see a 2003 Lincoln Aviator driven by Rejeana A. Brown, of Iuka, coming toward her. As a result, the two vehicles collided. Tears was transported to the McNairy Regional Hospital emergency room.

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this gift of the Civil War Trust to our state, our nation, and the future.” Nau, who is also the immediate past chairman of the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and serves as vice-chair of the National Parks Foundation, noted that the transfer is part of a larger effort by the Department of the Interior to acquire historic properties at battlefield parks as part of the sesquicentennial commemoration. During the past year, the federal government has set aside more than $5 million to transfer battlefield lands into the National Park Service. In total, more than 536 acres of battlefield land will have been added to battlefield parks at Manassas, Richmond, Fort Donelson and Shiloh as a tangible legacy of the anniversary period. “There can be no higher recognition of a site’s historic significance than its inclusion within one of America’s ‘crown jewels’ — its National Parks,” Nau said. “We are thankful that thoughtful officials in the federal government share this vision and have made the acquisition and integration of high priority battlefield land into existing parks a key part of the Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration.” In addition to the culmination of one preservation effort, the Trust also announced the beginning of an ambitious new project — one that, if successful, would be the largest single acquisition of land at Shiloh since the establishment of the national military park in 1894. For decades, this 491-acre parcel, which completes the battlefield’s southeastern cor-


ing the union retreat on the first day of the battle. Casey who is a senior at McNairy Central High School said he was honored to portray Cockrell and at first said that he did not realize how big of a part he would play in the movie. “Even now after the movie, it is just hitting me how crucial a role I had in this movie,” Reed said. Reed credits his father Steve for instilling a love of history growing up. He said that he would like to someday go on to teach history. Reed himself is a soldier with the Army National Guard and will head off to basic training in Fort Benning, Ga. in June. He will then ship out to spend several months at Fort Gordon, Ga. receiving his individual training as a radio operator. Another McNairy County resident with a significant role in the movie was Dr. Ronnie Fullwood, D.D.S., who performs dentistry at his office on Mulberry Ave. in Selmer. Fullwood portrayed Gen. (then Colonel) Nathan Bedford Forrest in a speaking role in the film. “It was an honor to be chosen to participate in this film,” Fullwood said. Fullwood recounted his character’s role in the Battle of Fallen Timber, which occurred covering the Confederate retreat on their way back to Corinth, Miss. from Shiloh. He said that Forrest was severely wounded leading a charge into Federal lines when all of the sudden he found himself surrounded by Federal infantrymen. In addition to Forrest’s injuries, his horse was shot several times and suffered fatal injuries during the battle. Fullwood said that there were several challenges to making this film, but the cast and crew worked through them to provide a well-made and accurate representation of the battle. “We had a lot of logistical problems and were running scenes again and again,” Fullwood said. “The movie folks were great to work with and did a really good job.” Due to the constraint of the number of participants involved, Fullwood found himself, at times, switching sides and wearing Federal Blue to portray a Federal cavalry colonel. “I was a federal colonel at times leading the cavalry,” Fullwood said. “They kept my face out of most of those shots and showed my horse more than me in those scenes.” Fullwood said that he started reenacting in 1985 and has been doing this 27 years. He said that he was proud to see the movie done in such high quality and thanked Stacy Allen (Chief Ranger at Shiloh) and Woody Harrell for their support of the movie. Produced by Great Divide Pictures, using a crew of 28, the 48-minute film was shot entirely on location at Shiloh Battlefield. The production required 50 horses, 10 artillery units and 350 reenactors who fired more than 24,000 rounds of ammunition. Many of the reenactors from the film were present at the premiere. “Fiery Trial” replaced a classic National Park Service film and the longest running movie in the history of Tennessee, Shiloh: Portrait of a Battle. The original film was a groundbreaking event for NPS in 1956, when it debuted on the 94th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, being the service’s first audiovisual program to incorporate live actors. The new film began airing daily last Friday at the Shiloh National Military Park Visitor Center. For more information on Shiloh National Military Park, visit


ner, has topped the park’s acquisition wish list, as it The Battle of Shiloh, fought April 6–7, 1862, at represents the final unprotected portion of the east- Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., was the bloodiest battle in ern edge of Shiloh Hill. American history up to that point, with more than During the opening hours of the battle, Confed- 23,000 men falling as casualties. Although the Conerates from Mississippi and Tennessee, attempt- federate attackers met with initial success, the arrival ing to flank the end of the Union left, slammed into of Union reinforcements left the Southerners outtroops of the 54th Ohio and 55th Illinois. These numbered and unable to carry the field, and it sent Union soldiers held the high ground above a steep them retreating to the vital rail hub at Corinth, Miss. ravine until, out of ammunition and exhausted, they This Union victory, following on the heels of the surwere forced to retreat. As they withrender of Confederate Forts Henry drew, they came under fire from and Donelson, led to Northern the triumphant Confederates, one domination of Tennessee which of whom later recalled: “It was like played a role in the ultimate surFind more photos on shooting into a flock of sheep. I never render of Vicksburg, dividing the our Facebook Page. saw such cruel work during the war.” Confederacy in two along the MisWith is large size and tremendous sissippi River. history, the price for this land is $1.25 In addition to the Shiloh propmillion. But, the Trust expects to be able to apply a $1 erty, the Trust is currently engaged in active fundmillion government matching grant toward the ac- raising efforts to save significant battlefield propquisition, leaving just $250,000 to be raised from pri- erties at Bentonville, N.C., Cedar Creek., Cross vate donations. Moreover, because the property lies Keys, Va., Fredericksburg, Va., Gaines’ Mill, Va., within NPS boundaries, the land will quickly become Mill Springs, Ky., Perryville, Ky., and Tom’s Brook, part of Shiloh National Military Park. Va. To learn more about current fundraising projThe final portion of the announcement con- ects and the Trust’s ambitious sesquicentennial cerned a campaign to protect 267 acres associated preservation effort, Campaign 150: Our Time, Our with the fighting at Fallen Timbers on April 8, 1862 Legacy, please visit — often considered the “final chapter” of the Battle The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battleof Shiloh — that was first announced in December field preservation organization in the United States. 2011. Thanks to the generosity of its members, the Its mission is to preserve our nation’s endangered Trust has now completed its fundraising effort and Civil War battlefields and to promote appreciation closed on the property, protecting a full 75 percent of of these hallowed grounds. To date, the Trust has the battlefield in a single transaction. While the full preserved more than 32,000 acres of battlefield land Staff Photo by Christen Coulon purchase price for the acquisition was $935,000, the in 20 states, including 650 acres at Shiloh and 2,660 Country singer Trace Adkins voices his supTrust was aided by a $400,000 matching grant from across Tennessee. Learn more at, port for the Civil War Trust at Pickwick Landthe federal Civil War Battlefield Protection Program. the home of the Civil War sesquicentennial. ing last Thursday.




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A F C Security Inc, C/O Tony Smith 1542 Goodhope Rd, 3397699; Apple Barrell, 408 E Main, 3328197; Ashe Millard, 4410 Old Stage Road, 3544488; Austin Nancy, 319 Pleasant Ridge Loop, 3645179; Blasingame Bernard, PO Box 829, 3548007; Burlesci Patsy, 8188 Leapwood-Endville Rd, 3433417; Chambers Sheryl L, Rt 2 Box-230, 3788122; Chappell Greg, 242 Blair St, 3428098; Dean Hunt, PO Box 734, 3476415; Dickey Nina, 1620 Blanton Rd, 3787850; Doyle Cody, 280 Penny Lane, 3546185; Ducharme Cindy, 90 Foster Rd, 3784723; Family Care Walk In Clinic, PO Box 311, 3414086; Family Healthcare Assoc, 726 E Main Street, 3462573; Finley Amanda, 8121 Leapwood Enville Rd, 3457902; Gilchrist Jason, 215 Old Shiloh Rd, 3530882; Greene Martha, P O Box 325, 3546191; Harmon Oscar D, 355 Harris Lane, 3546192; Hood Bonnie, 8185 Highway 22, 3329886; Hopper Trudy, 310 Glendale Road, 3462577; Huggins Abbie J, 1455 Old Union Rd, 3537674; Huggins Phil, 1455 Old Union Rd, 3313322; Hunt Kris E, 2002 Old Stage Rd, 3630783; Irving Meek Jr Public Library, P. O. Box 303 204 West Main St., 2842991; Jackie Stricklin Trucking, 411 Neely Sharp Road, 3443676; Jaco Rhonda D, 310 S Magnolia Street, 3546196; Juan T Aristorenas, PO Box 311, 3414117; Lott Henry, 1495 Seaton Loop, 3557921; Luse Lee E, 970 Woods Rd, 3323758; Martindale Donna Kay, Rt 3 Box 172 Ab, 3784062; Martins Muffler Shop, 719 E Main, 3688305; Massey William P, 2233 Williamsburg Dr, 3787427; McCorkle Joleen, 500 Plainview Dr, 3346547; McGough Frances A, 1913 Old Humboldt Rd,

3786492; Mitchell Lynn, Rt 2 Box 425, 3782551; Patterson Johnny, 103 Baptist St, 3708915; Replogle Sheri, 260 Arendall St Apt 205, 3647063; Reynolds M B, 607 Usndown Ave, 3346259; Roberts Janell, 240 Hardy Road, 3546966; Simmerman Marcia, Rt3 Box-197, 3785377; Sis Inc, PO Box 849 330 South Maple Street, 3493659; Spence Marie, 226 Treece Ln, 3699383; Strawn Rita G, Route 1 Box 320, 3788018; Surratt Mary E, 765 W Main St, 3680861; Thomas Freddie, Rt 3 Box 174 N, 3788267; Vandiver Suzanne H, 521 Stafford Bottom Rd, 3788106; Westbrooks Roderick, 25340 Hwy 69 S, 3327890; Wilburn Vickie, P.O. Box 129 231 N Maple St, 3788904; Williams Margaret K, 940 Old Shiloh Road, 3544506; Williams Thomas T, P O Box 424, 3517290; Wright Paul A, 453 Meeks Loop, 3542267;


Baker Dustin, 1953 Sardie Henry Road, 3460150; Baker James, 3871 Main St, 3750046; Brown Freda, Rt 1 Box 32-1, 3432640; Flowers Coy G, Rt 2, 3420052; Gee Robert, 3213 Refuge Rd, 3624651; Gregory Bernice, 488 Cleveland Ave Sw, 3285102; Herman Jimmy, 1724 Murray School Rd, 3433657; Hill Kerry D, Rt 1 Bx 110, 3788016; Hill Margaret A, Route 1 Box 112a, 3787345; Keltz Peter, 3969 Luther Rd, 3345808; Leduc Laurie Ann, C/O Laurie Sperling 1780 Bethel Purdy Rd, 3683252; Magill Fred E, 698 Cheshier Rd, 3341985; McNair Rowland, 4402 Saratoga Ct, 3677356; Meek Jason, 3101 Main St, 3650032; Miller William A, C-O Estate Attn Richard D Lull Adm 1002 Fred Johnson Dr Bethel Sp, 3417374; Newman Jeremy C, 620 Sparks Lane, 3546204; Price Jonathon Lee, 1708 Archer Road, 3546209; Redmon

Kevin, 441 McOrmick, 3455296; Russell Michael R, 1703 Refuge Rd, 3430398; Russom Arvie L, 76 Miller Lane, 3470022; Vaughn David Lee, 6916 Hwy 45 N, 3546225; Volunteer Construction, PO Box 172, 3444130; Willard Ritchie, 1671 Smith Rd, 3469661; Willard Sarah, 1671 Smith Rd, 3469661; Williams Lila, 30 Johnson Street, 3471348; Wix Kathy, 412 N McMormick Rd, 3784542; Wuelfing Carmen L, 9117 Finger Leapwood Rd, 3731829;


Messerschmidt Lois, 78 Jim Jackson Rd, 3344686;


Beachy Herman, 3300 Finger Leapwood Rd, 3363685; Chatham Charles P, PO Box 63, 3639125; Crame Michael J, 3495 Old Friendship Rd, 3701073; Croom Ethel, 820 Duberry Road, 3788692; Franklin Linda, PO Box 171, 3468055; Hiway 45 Sawmill, P.O. Box 120, 3552836; Jacoby April, P O Box 155, 3655597; Kinniburgh Arly J, 802 Sweet Lips Rd, 3534454; Knipp William, 608 Plunk Cemetary Rd, 3546198; Malone Cathy J, 290 Beene Road, 3790466; Maness Allie Mae, 1291 Rocky Knob Road, 3357877; Phelps Farris Sandra, P O Box 155, 3655597; Robinson James, 118 Barbara Isbell Dr, 3482739; Rouse Robert, 130 Old Friendship Rd, 3644547; Smith Jerry, 200 Robison Rd, 3418344; Wilson Carolyn B, 47 Barbara Islull Dr, 3355622;


Hensley Kathy, 2496 Nichols Rd, 3422522; Prettyman Mary E, 621 Old Hwy 45 South, 3546208;


Baker Donnie D, 68 Ode Moore Rd, 3349600; Caldwell Cindy S, 288


45 One Stop, 861 Mulberry, 3340337; Ashe Albert D, 410 Boyds Orchard Ln, 3365497; Baker Wendy M, 133 Country Club Lane, 3415021; Barak Eleazar, 312 N 5th Street, 3413395; Barnes Rod, 330 Morningside Dr, 3627726; Beatty George, 113 Hideaway Pl, 3358045; Beckwith Pearlee, 137 Forest Hill Rd, 3361005; Bolden Jimmy, 5821 Highway 64 E, 3534407; Bomar Alivs E, 637 Country Club Ln, 1622327; Bomar Kathleen G, 637 Country Club Ln, 1622327; Borner Marlene C, 408 Florence Avenue 38, 3546176; Bright Billy, 163 Clay Hill Dr, 3471603; Browder Pamela, 7210 Hwy 64 East, 3338532; Brown Johnny A, 671 Kirkpatrick, 3556048; Burney Peggy, 712 Circle Hill Dr, 3789710; Carroll April, 107 Plum Street, 3782981; Carroll Pam, 1400 King Rd, 3422661; Carter Samantha L, 530 Circle Hill Drive, 3546181; Davis Earl E, Route 3 Box 534, 2782496; Davis Stacy, 1090 Rose Crk Road, 3783168; Davis Sylvia, 152 Tammie Dr, 3519972; Dillon Paul R, 200 Bremblewood Dr, 3718682; Dillon Rachel H, 200 Bremblewood Dr, 3718682; Exiga Jesus P Ramirez, 257 Spruce Street, 3546187; Family Health Associates, 699 E Poplar Ave, 3283071; Food Giant, 407 Mulberry Ave, 3443672; Gage Rose, 130 Shiloh Terrace, 3788686; Gooch Robert B, PO Box 385, 3661194; Gordon James E, 22 Adams Extended, 3546189; Harris Mike, 2372 Lawton Rd, 3542312; Hawkin Jack, 101 Loch Leven Way, 3675441; Hays Thomas R, 230 Dunaway Rd, 3416861; Henry Tamara N, 303 Hillcrest St., 3681464; Herman Jimmy, 817 Circle Hill Dr, 3433658; Hernandez Juan C, 530 Circle Hill Drive, 3546194; Hickman Harry H, 181 Fairway Ln, 3354682; Hickman Virginia J, 181 Fairway Ln, 3354682; Higginbottom Gary, PO Box 1081, 3363565; Horton Lee R, Route 2 Box 748, 3789021; Howard Bradley J, 122 Treece St, 3562609; Hubanks Johnny, 460 West Cherry, 3787185; Inman Nicholas, 3595 Highway 142, 3569080; Kiestler James, 1048 W Cherry Ave, 3342188; Kiestler Kathy, 1048 W Cherry Ave, 3342188; King Amy, 2694 New Bethel Rd, 3783005; King Douglas E, 244 Mollie Dr, 3564428; King Mary S, 202 New Bethel Rd, 3636117; King Phyllis, 320 Shanna Dr, 3788115; Medical Prime C, 1 Prime Care Dr, 3532130; Melton Scott, 160 Shelton Loop, 3444025; Morris Christopher D, Deertrail Cove, 3562850; Osborn John, 107 Lynn St, 3556310; Osman Kim A, 149 S 8th Street, 3546206; Porter Steven, Rt 1 Box 324 Lawton Rd, 3782319; Reaves Randall Lynn, 344 Houston Avenue Apt 38, 3546211; Refund Experts, 451 Mulberry Avenue, 3281966; Robinson Tobarias, 103 Hawkins Drive, 3435335; Rogers Anthony P, 718 Circle Hill Dr, 3493567; Rogers Johnny, 345 Dancer Rd, 3644546; Royster Ruby A, 142 Adams Ext, 3546215; Russom Joanne, Rt #2 Box-457, 3785490; Salvucci Steven, 408 Florence Ave. Apt. #48, 3782054; Sanders Jamie, 483 Popular Ave, 3782782; Smith Amber D, 344 Houston Avenue Apt 15, 3323990; Steurer Syble, 354 W Court Ave, 3414204; Sullivan Deborah, 291 Mitchell Street, 3782453; Surratt Tara D, 770 Purdy Rd, 3550238; Sweat Betty L, 146 Donaway Rd, 3418405; Tull Margaret, 251 Sibley Drive, 3357929; Tull Margaret, 398 Tull Ex, 3655285; Turner Bobby R, 466 W Cherry Avenue, 3546222; Vanmcmahan, 188 Houston Ave, 3676427; Vaught Darryle, 1296 Country Club Lane, 3785726; Vesterby Goldie, PO Box 32, 3622917; Vesterby Ralph, PO Box 32, 3622917; Wagoner Eddie, 337 Highland Drive, 3546226; Weatherford Kalmeth, 200 Bramblewood Dr, 3372294; Whitaker Julie S, PO Box 857, 3366827; Whitaker Ryan D, PO Box 857, 3366827; Wiggins Jerry L, 262 Purdy Road, 3786706; Williams Marlon, 149 S 8th Street, 3546227;

State of Tennessee Treasury Department Unclaimed Property Division

Name of Claimant

3784237; Wynn James R, 43 Parvin Lane, 3546231;

Montrose Carroll Rd, 3783997; Clain Lindsey, Box 118, 868230; James Tammy L, 5062 New Hope Rd, 3715604; Kiernoski William B, PO Box 91, 2940632; Knight Steve, 635 Berry Bottom Road, 3699226; McAfee Vicki, Rt 2 Box 234c, 3784185; Meeks J W, Rr 2 Box 352, 867473; Meeks Shelia H, Route 2, 3791479; Michie Atv Repair, Hwy 22 North, 3469968; Morrell Alma, P O Box 741, 3784941; Ratliff Hazel T, Rr 2 Box 130, 2006855; Rickman Becky A, 108 Kurtley Lane, 3546212; Rickman Parvin Edison, 4631 Michie Pebble Hill Rd, 3536295; Stutts Barbara, 1435 Hubert Manuel Rd, 3782165; Transou Chris, Florence Ave Apt 42, 3664005; Deloach Andy, 151 Meadowview Dr, 3347774; Essary Brenda, 215 Hillcrest Dr, 3644698; Allery Kristy, PO Box 291, 3337452; Brown Cathy C, 21 Summerfield Dr, 3788187; Bumpas Dennis B, 3361 Hwy 57w, 3361685; Caldwell Linda, 6425 Riverdale Cir, 3303373; Cooper Amy, 1500 Capooth Rd, 3460075; Dancer Celeste, PO Box 42, 3285328; Dickey Cecil, Scotts Hill Clinic 941 Mount Vernon Rd, 3475293; Harrison Holli A, 1123 Gravel Hill Rd, 3624687; Hatley Sonja, 7197 Mallard Creek Dr Apt 28, 3675354; Junction The, 6745 Hwy 45, 3328337; Langford Yolanda, PO Box 243, 3697842; Matlock Leann, PO Box 182 N/A, 3276365; McCormick Billy D, 5888 Guys/Chewalla Rd, 3413899; Plunk Rachel K, 40 Erie Ln, 3783175; Rudy Jack M Sr, Rt 2 Box 174a, 3404464; Stricklin Perry, 247 Gay Thompson Rd, 3455460; Taylor Michael, 3025 Ramer Selmer Rd., 3668023; Tyler Ryan, 394 McMahan Lane #23,



Bullard Keith A, 230 Bud Cleary Rd, 3498211; Coke Roy L, Rt 1 Box 22, 3637978; Conley Sylvester, 61 Sheepneck Ln, 3756527; Conley Sylvester Sr, 61 Sheep Neck Ln, 3687082; Conley Sylvester Sr, 61 Sheep Neck Ln, 3687081; Delorey Jacques R, 2607 Gilchrist Stantonville Rd, 3552777; Dickerson Thomas L, Rt. 1 Box 249 208 Race Path Rd., 3721149; Edwin C Elam Estate, 501 Roy Cir, 3530512; Nicosia Pamela Jackson, 730 Tommy Sanders Road, 3546205; Smith George A, P O Box 102, 3363567;

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Volume 107, Number 47, Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mcnairy voices

by Laura Specie

that means bad. When the hunt finished, the eggs were counted by mom and StephaIt is funny how the sim- nie. All accounted for. That was hard for me to plest thing such as an Easter egg hunt can excite children. believe. I thought I would see plastic flying when Coloring of eggs, Parit was time for grass ents or older siblings as cutting again. Jayden in this case hiding eggs. wanted to count the And then the hunt beeggs. He counted to gins. 40. That was amazMy son and his ing for him. He was family came over for proud of the eggs he the hunt. Jayden was very excited to see his Laura Species found. We ate, and spent quality time granma. with each other. The He was having a good day. Jayden, you may kids found the old plastic remember I wrote about a golf set that I bought for all couple weeks ago in “Never the grandkids to play with give up”. Stephanie, hid 215 when they are here. They ran plasitc eggs. Can you imagine around being just kids. It was that many plastic eggs filled a good day. It is always a good day with goodies all over my yard ? Some were obvious to see so when you can watch children he would not get frustrated at play with not a care in the when the hunt began. The world. They grow up so fast. One other two were told not grab those in plain sight. Wouldn’t day, the eggs will be put away you know, Jayden was find- only to return when there are ing the eggs that were harder more kids to enjoy the hunt. to find. It was a sight to watch But for now, they come out the three of them hunting once a year, to be filled and enjoyed. those eggs. I hope you enjoyed your Jayden filled up one bucket, then another. He even used Easter with Love and Worship, a yellow bucket, because it with friends and family. I hope you enjoy my stohad his name on it. He hates the color yellow. I found out ries and views on life. If you have story ideas or today the reason. He associates yellow with bees. Bees comments on this column hurt when they sting. I guess you can write to Specie at in the mind of this 5 year old Columnist

How has the high cost of health care affected you?

Marlene Hidalgo (Selmer): “I don’t typically to the doctor. I try to take care of my health by how I eat and different natural remedies and it seems to be working for me.”

Larry Dunaway (Bethel Springs): “Feelin’ it. Feelin’ it.”

Betty King (Selmer): “It’s outrageous. It is. It is unreal ‘cause my husband just got out of the hospital. It is ridiculous—the health care cost.”

Patsy Pierce (Selmer): “It is terrible. I don’t have insurance, can’t afford it and I have to choose if I’m going to take certain medicine or if I’m going to eat. It’s unreal of even the copays. It’s unreal of what they’re charging . The government needs to get their hands out of it and quit making money off of the poor.”

Jay Turner (Selmer): “Well, it’s affected me in our insurance premiums have gone up continually year in recent memory. It’s also affecting me because I work in health care. It’s affected amount of reimbursement and my salary, what I get paid, so the high cost of health care has affected me in lost of ways.”

Billy Horn Selmer): “When you live on a fixed raise (income), you’ve got to watch your health care.”

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

ON THE WEB: Go to and express your opinion on our related online poll.

Where In McNairy

Letter to the editor

Hats off to our educators To the Citizens of McNairy County: I substitute teach in our local schools in Selmer and Bethel Springs. I found the administrative staff and teachers to be exceptional and very well educated. They have the students’ best interest at heart, teaching and preparing the students for an ever-changing world in which we live. The competition in the work force nationally and internationally is fierce. The curriculum being taught in our schools is the foundation for the students to achieve and excel. This will further their education in other institutions of higher learning for their life’s goals and be better equipped to meet those challenges. Education is not only the foundation for being a good citizen, but also for a thriving economy and nation. The teachers and staff are severely underpaid for the college degrees required to teach. Secular jobs with these degrees pays more. Our nation is literally in the hands of teachers. Without them, the nation will collapse. There are strict guidelines, rules and handbooks that are given to each high school student spelling out what is expected of them. There are consequences, some severe, when the students break the

rules, as it is with employees, when employees break the rules. These handbooks and rules teach discipline that is needed as the students progress in life. Our administrative staff and teachers are the ones who lay the ground work and foundation for students as they prepare to meet life’s challenges. The criticisms of our school system I have heard are very unfounded due to the fact I have experienced and seen first hand what our teachers and staff go through each day to be prepared to teach. If you haven’t experienced what I have, then you do not have the right to criticize or run our schools down. And if you experience what I have, it will change your mind. Gossip is contagious and most often hurtful when it does not contain a shred of truth or evidence. Be very thankful we have these dedicated people who are willing to teach our students, go through the rigors of state requirements with approval of the lesson plans being taught and being prepared to teach each day. Hats off to our superintendent, administrative staff and teachers for their dedication.

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Where in McNairy is a weekly contest in which readers are asked to identify a beautiful, unique, or overlooked locale within the county. To win, readers must be the first to identify the approximate location of our weekly photo. The winning entry will be sent to and must contain the subject line ‘Where in McNairy,’ and a contact name and phone number in the email body. We will identify each week’s winner in the following issue. This week’s winner will receive a $15 gift card to Piggly Wiggly in Adamsville. The Independent Appeal is not responsible for lost, misdirected or undelivered emails. Week 19’s winner was Paul Garrison who correctly guessed Ivan Fisher’s old grocery in Michie and won a $15 Food Giant gift certificate.


Donald Exum Selmer, TN

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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Mildred Maxine Wardlow Alvey

Shirley Faye Mitchell Hunt

Carolyn Replogle

Mildred Maxine Wardlow Alvey was born May 20, 1922 in McNairy County, the daughter of the late Ara and Ina Rinks Wardlow. She worked as a custodian at the Selmer Hospital untill 1996 and was Church of Christ in faith. Mrs. Alvey departed this life on April 6, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 89 years, 10 months, 17 days. She is survived by a daughter, Jean Wilmeth of Guys, TN; a sister, Nettie Young of Selmer, TN and a half sister, Cristine Flynn of Ramer, TN; 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a host of great-great-grandchildren. Services were held on April 8, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, Jeremy Weekley officiated. Burial followed in the Pleasant Site Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.

Shirley Faye Mitchell Hunt was born March 12, 1931 in Selmer, TN, the daughter of the late John Edward Mitchell and Mary Elizabeth Henson. She was united in marriage to Carl Edward Hunt on December 7, 1975. Mr. Hunt preceded her in death on May 7, 2000. Mrs. Hunt was a waitress. She was a member of the Mitchells Baptist Church in Masseyville TN. She enjoyed cooking, collecting angels and loved flowers. Mrs. Hunt departed this life on April 3, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 81 years, 22 days. She is survived by a son, Steve Brooks and wife Shelia of Selmer, TN; a sister, Mary Alice Autry of Henderson, TN; three grandchildren, Chad Brooks and wife Amber of Purdy , TN, David Brooks of Selmer, TN, Michelle Brooks of Selmer, TN; six great grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hunt was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Mitchell. Services were held on April 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Glen Harris officiating. Burial will followed in the Cave Springs Cemetery at Henderson, Tennessee.

Carolyn Replogle was born July 16, 1939 in McNairy County, TN, the daughter of the late Carl and Inez Weeks Smith. Ms. Replogle worked at Southwest Human Resource as a van driver. Before her health started declining she attended Locke Road Baptist church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She had many interests including dancing at the Finger square dance, supporter of the local Hee Haw production, amateur photographer, card games, taking trips to Tunica, and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She loved being around people and had never met a stranger. Ms. Replogle departed this life on April 4, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 72 years, 8 months, 19 days. She is survived by two daughters, Tina Hopkins and friend Danny Wilson of Henderson, TN, Kellie Choate and husband David of Humble, TX; two sons, Reno Replogle and wife Suzie of Florence, AL, Jim Replogle and wife Suzanne of Selmer, TN; a sister, Betty Young of Southaven, MS; nine grandchildren, Billy Bob Hopkins, Robert Reno Replogle III and wife Tiffany, Alex Choate, Paige (Choate) Toedebusch and husband Andrew, Zane Replogle, Molly Replogle, Brooke Replogle, Ethan Replogle, David Bauman; host of extended family and friends. Services were held on April 6, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Pastor Jim Outland officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.

Bill Beck Bill Beck was born June 25, 1932 in Tennile, AL, the son of the late Grover Lafayett and Mary Elizabeth Brown Beck. He was united in marriage to Maggie Vivian Dillon on November 18, 1956. Mr. Beck was a air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration, after retiring from aviation, he then became a real estate agent for Crye-Leike Realtors. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict. He loved to read, garden, but most of all aviation. He was the exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge. Mr. Beck departed this life on March 31, 2012 in Germantown, Tennessee at the age of 79 years, 9 months, 6 days. He is survived by his wife, Maggie Vivian (Dillon) Beck of Collierville, TN; two sons, Bryan Dillon Beck and wife Jackie of Kingwood, TX, Jon Heath Beck of Collierville, TN; a stepdaughter, Shelia Carden and husband Mike of Germantown, TN; four grandchildren, Andrew Heath Beck of Daytona Beach, Fl, Jacob Beck of Kingwood, TX, Jacquelin Parker of Kingwood , TX, Delaney Beck of Kingwood, TX; four step grandchildren, Jennifer Stafford of Houston, TX, Jaclyn Arthur and husband Thomas of Jackson, MS, Jody Skelton of Houston, TX, and Jason Skelton of Houston, TX. In addition to his parents, Mr. Beck was preceded in death by a stepson, Joe Skelton; a step grandchild, Joshua Carden; a brother, Grover Beck, Jr.; a sister, Grovelle Andrews. Services were held on April 4, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Jetta Forsythe officiating. Burial will followed in the Falcon Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.

Anna Lee Greer Anna Lee Greer was born April 29, 1919 in Pickwick, TN, the daughter of the late James and Mae Culver South. She was united in marriage to C.D. (Mudcat) Greer on August 23, 1941. Mr. Greer preceded her in death on February 1, 1983. Mrs. Greer was co-owner of Greer Egg Farm from 1951 until 1982. She was an active member of the Acton church of Christ in Michie, Tennessee. She loved traveling with her family, taking trips with her church family, and especially loved her once-a-month shopping trips. She was an avid gardener often spending all day in her vegetable and flower gardens. She took great pride in her flowers. Mrs. Greer departed this life on April 3, 2012 in Michie, Tennessee at the age of 92 years, 11 months, 5 days. She is survived by a daughter, Martice (Greer) Rowlett of Hernando, MS; two sons, Joe Greer of Michie, TN, Don Greer and wife Joyce of Michie, TN; a sister, Opal S. Fooshee of Corinth, MS; 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; host of extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Greer was preceded in death by three sisters, Wilma Faye Adams, Evelyn Glover, Ruby Johnson; three brothers, James, Hurley, and Hubert South. Services were held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Acton Church of Christ in Michie, Tennessee, with Joe Story officiating. Burial followed in the Lebanon Cemetery at Michie, Tennessee. Serving as Pallbearers were Nor Hagy, Donnie Choate, Ralph Mills, Larry Harvill, Gaylon Moore, Woody Hyneman.

Patrick M. Lozier Patrick M. Lozier, known to his family and friends as Mike, died April 2, 2012 in Selmer Tennessee, from complications related to a lung infection. Born on December 8, 1946 to Dora and Patrick Lozier, Mike grew up in East Hartford, CT where he was an accomplished athlete. He later went on to serve in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam war, and also earned a BA in Business from Central Connecticut State University. Of the many jobs throughout his career, Mike particularly enjoyed the fresh produce perks of working for Sunkist as a regional distributor. His main passion in life was community service and he cared deeply about helping other people. Whether it was volunteering in a soup kitchen or raking a neighbor’s lawn, Mike could typically be found lending a helping hand. He also enjoyed his pets and had a soft-spot for taking care of stray animals. Mike is survived by his twin daughters, Johanna Johnson and husband Skip, and Michelle Basile and husband Dominic; and his three grandchildren, Hunter, Cole, and Addie. He will be deeply missed by many friends and family, but has earned a restful, peace-filled place in Heaven. In lieu of flowers please go out and do a good deed, it is what Mike would have wanted. A mass will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7 p.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Selmer, Tennessee.

In Memory

In Loving Memory of Martha E. Bain July 5, 1940 – April 14, 2011 You left us a year ago, but you’re still with us. When a breeze blows by us, When the sun shines on our face, When the snow is in the meadows, When we shed a tear, When there’s laughter around us, When the roses begin to bloom and our hearts are filled with love. We know you are always watching over us. We miss you and love you always. The Bain family

You’re invited to share in a time of renewal and celebration with

Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church as Reverend Jim Barber will be delivering five powerful messages on Christian living.

Pianist will be Faye Clayton leading the music. In addition, David and Julie Harstin from Stantonville UMC will sing on Sunday night and the Hee-Haw Quartet will be singing for us on Tuesday night.

If you are seeking a place of worship where the love and discipleship of Jesus is lived out by His people, we welcome you. Services are scheduled for Sunday, April 15 at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. then Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday services will begin at 7:00 p.m.There will be a special focus on youth on Wednesday night. We are still on the corner of Sulphur Springs and Dunaway Roads.

Allen Durley Taylor Allen Durley Taylor was born November 20, 1916 in Shelby County, TN, the son of the late Herman W. and Maggie Isbell Taylor. He was united in marriage to Addie Evelyn Darby on April 9, 1939. Mrs. Taylor preceded him in death on May 7, 2010 after 71 years of marriage. Mr. Taylor was formerly employed as an auto body specialist with McCaa Chevrolet in West Memphis, AR. He began farming in McNairy County in 1952, and was also employed by the City of Corinth for many years. Mr. Taylor was an ordained Deacon for the First Baptist Church in West Memphis, AR and was a member of the West Corinth Baptist Church. He and his wife had a passion for helping children and gave significant support to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. Mr. Taylor departed this life on April 3, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 95 years, 4 months, 14 days. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Lessie McCarter of Corinth, MS; many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by five brothers: William Taylor, Albert Taylor, Finley Taylor, Clayton Taylor, and Daniel Taylor. Services were held on April 6, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Jetta Forsythe officiating. Interment followed in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.

in memory

In Loving Memory of Ricky Neal Whitaker 6-25-1962 / 4-12-1999 I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and the day before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I will never part. God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart. Love, Steve & Shawn & Shelly Whitaker Barbara & Jim Therrell Gordon & Bobbie Yopp


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McNairy Business Spotlight: Patrick Custom Sawing Business: Patrick Custom Sawing Location: Ramer, TN Phone: (731) 645-0544 (731) 645-9300 Open Since: 1992 Email:

Owners: Bill, Myrle, & Steve Patrick

“Patrick Custom Sawing has 20 years years of experience with custom sawing. We now feature log siding and finished wood products such as tongue and groove and planed lumber.” Do you want your business to appear in McNairy Business Spotlight? McNairy Business Spotlight is a new section highlighting a unique shopping, dining or service related business each week. Businesses are chosen in a random drawing every Wednesday from all of our valid entries for that week. To enter, drop your business card off at the Independent Appeal office at 111 North Second St., Selmer, Tenn. Businesses are limited to one appearance in the MBS per calendar year.

sheriff’s log Monday, April 2 Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S/Walmart – 12:00 a.m. Domestic in progress, physical – Beauty Hill Rd – 12:15 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Sweet Lips Rd – 2:33 a.m. Theft of property – 6:05 a.m. Theft of property – Owl Creek Bridge – 8:51 a.m. Public service – 9:51 a.m. Suspicious activity – Tandy Lane – 10:23 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 224 – 11:16 a.m. Animal control welfare/cruelty – 11:33 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Matlock Ln – 12:07 p.m. Vandalism – Hubert Manuel – 12:40 p.m. Welfare check – Sulphur Springs Rd – 1:25 p.m. Public service – public service – 1:45 p.m. Theft of property – Hwy 45 S – 2:27 p.m. Assist motorist – Ammons Rd – 4:47 p.m. Suspicious activity – Hwy 22 – 4:52 p.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Dr – 6:08 p.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 224 S – 6:37 p.m. Serving warrant – Capooth Rd – 6:41 p.m. Public service – Railroad St – 6:45 p.m. Animal control, dead animal – Payne Rd – 7:15 p.m. Assault, already occurred – Kirkpatrick – 7:51 p.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 45 N – 9:01 p.m. Suspicious person – Hwy 64 E – 11:18 p.m.


Tuesday, April 3 Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 12:01 a.m. Serving warrant – Jail – 2:22 a.m. Disturbance noise/music – Hwy 45 N – 2:21 a.m. Traffic stop – Purdy Rd/ Kirkpatrick – 2:47 a.m. Animal control – Hwy 45 N – 2:51 a.m. Animal control – Purdy Rd – 7:26 a.m. Harass threats – Complex – 10:31 a.m. Vandalism – Freddies Quick Mart – 11:04 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 11:44 a.m. Speak with an officer – Hwy 64E – 12:04 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S/ Lakefield Rd – 12:14 p.m. Traffic stop – W Cherry Beech – 1:43 p.m. Welfare check – Railroad Ln – 2:32 p.m. Traffic stop – Smith & Walker – 2:53 p.m. Unwanted subject – Beauty Hill Rd – 3:24 p.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 45 N – 4:52 p.m. Traffic stop – Super clean – 5:15 p.m. Traffic stop – Pizza station – 5:44 p.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 199 E – 6:37 p.m. Medical alarm – Hwy 45 N – 7:27 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Davis Yancey – 7:23 p.m. Littering – State Line Northbound – 8:21 p.m. Traffic stop – Eastview Pentacostal Church – 8:38 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 8:48 p.m. Reckless driver – North Prather – 9:37 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 – 10:17

p.m. Animal control – Hwy 224 – 10:08 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 Speak with a n officer – Carl Whitten Rd – 7:18 a.m. Animal control – MS State Line – 8:19 a.m. Public service – Puron Rd – 8:43 a.m. Theft of property – New Hope Rd – 9:56 a.m. Theft of property – Circle Hill Dr – 11:25 a.m. Assault – Sealy Cv – 11:26 a.m. Animal control welfare/cruelty – Rose Creek Rd – 1:48 p.m. Theft of property – William Ln – 4:35 p.m. Animal control – Godfrey Circle – 6:21 p.m. Welfare check – John Moore Rd – 6:52 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 54 W – 7:19 p.m. Theft of property – Williams Ln – 8:31 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Hacks Bridge Rd – 8:34 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 8:40 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 57 W – 9:45 p.m. Domestic in progress, physical – Milledgeville Truck Stop – 10:10 p.m. Extra patrol – Main St/ Milledgeville – 11:02 p.m. Shots fired – Moose Lodge Rd – 11:14 a.m. Verbal threats – Moose Lodge Rd – 11:22 p.m. Transport start – Faith Pointe – 11:34 p.m. Traffic stop – Moose Lodge Rd – 11:37 p.m. Thursday, April 5 Transport start – 4-Way in Henderson – 12:07 a.m.

Traffic stop – Bethesda Purdy Rd – 2:37 a.m. Speak with an officer – Harrison Rd – 8:24 a.m. Theft of property – Masseyville Rd – 10:33 a.m. Assault, already occurred – Railroad Ln – 11:04 a.m. Speak with an officer – Wright St – 12:04 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – Main St E – 1:10 p.m. Alarm residence/business – W Main St – 1:38 p.m. Suspicious activity – Hwy 142 – 2:46 p.m. Speak with an officer – high school – 2:48 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Sandy Flatt/Moore School Rd – 4:40 p.m. Gas drive-off – Hwy 64 E – 5:48 p.m. Animal control – Hwy 22/ White’s Auto Sales – 6:50 p.m. Speak with an officer – 7:32 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 224 – Hardin Graveyard – 9:07 p.m. Traffic stop – Jim’s – 9:15 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 199/Hwy 224 – 9:45 p.m. Domestic in progress, physical – Pentacostal Ln – 9:58 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 – 11:23 p.m. Friday, April 6 Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 12:06 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 12:27 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Ezra Locke Ln – 4:50 a.m. Theft of property – Main St – 6:21 a.m. Animal control – Hwy 45 N – 8:30 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 9:16 a.m. Unwanted subject – Flowers Rd – 9:37 a.m.


Baseball Appeal Spectacular

Come out to the ballparks & support your high schools! Begins Wednesday, April 11 at 4 p.m. Games played at AHS & MCHS Proceeds go to MCHS & AHS Baseball Programs

Pool A: @ AHS

Programs Available! $1

Pool B: @ MCHS

Adamsville, Chester County, Clarksburg, Bolivar

See page 3B for tournament schedule

T-Shirts Available! $12

McNairy Central, Hardin County, Lexington, Scotts Hill


Tournament is dedicated to founder, Jeff York

Animal control – Hwy 22 S – 10:19 a.m. Assist motorist – West Vaco – 1:27 p.m. 4-Wheelers on roadway – Hwy 22 N – 1:39 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Dunway Rd – 1:44 p.m. Suspicious person – TNT Grocery – 1:58 p.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 4 – 1:55 p.m. Speak with an officer – Hwy 22 S – 3:40 p.m. Animal control – Airport Rd – 8:57 p.m. speak with an officer – Hardin Graveyard Rd 9:39 p.m. Disturbance noise/music – Bethesda Purdy Rd – 10:13 p.m. Saturday, April 7 Alarm residence/business – Capooth Rd – 12:56 a.m. Traffic stop – hwy 63 E – 1:33 a.m. Suspicious person – Talley Rd – 3:19 a.m. Traffic stop – Michie Ln – 5:42 a.m. Fire automobile – Wilson Ln – 6:28 a.m. Theft of property – George Ln – 7:08 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 10:40 a.m. Speeding vehicles – Hwy 45 S – 11:43 a.m. Verbal threats – Coke Rd – 12:53 p.m. Speak with an officer – Hubert Manuel Rd – 1:10 p.m. Reckless driver – Shell station Milledgeville – 4:09 p.m. Traffic stop – Adamsville FCC – 4:25 p.m. Speak with an officer – New Bethel Rd – 4:51 p.m. Reckless driver – Hamburg Rd – 7:35 p.m. Drunk driver – Talley Rd – 8:57 p.m.

Vandalism – New Hope Rd – 10:15 p.m. Sunday, April 8 Suspicious person – Hwy 22 S – 12:21 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 1:31 a.m. Animal control – Beauty Hill Cabin – 7:47 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Finger Leapwood Rd – 9:33 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 10:22 a.m. Reckless driver – Main St. Wood Shop – 11:35 a.m. Traffic stop – Dollar Store Selmer – 12:05 p.m. Retrieve property – Main St Bethel – 12:14 p.m. Alarm residence/business – McMan Lane Ramer – 12:33 p.m. Speeding vehicles – Hwy 45 S – 12:43 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 S Post Office Rd – 12:53 p.m. Theft of property – Rushing Road – 2:49 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 4:29 p.m. Traffic stop – Ramer Hwy 57 W – 4:54 p.m. Traffic stop – Industrial Park Drive – 5:52 p.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 64 E – 6:41 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 7:04 p.m. Traffic stop – hwy 64E – 7:14 p.m. Trespassing – Luther Ingle Rd – 7:28 p.m. Theft of property – Atkins Rd – 8:07 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Finger Leapwood Rd – 9:23 p.m. Traffic stop – Sunset Dr – 9:40 p.m Animal control – Hwy 22 S – 11:36 p.m.


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bethel springs news By T.C. Williams Contributor

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Harris

50th Wedding Anniversary Bill and Shirley Harris celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, April 7, 2012. They were married on April 7, 1962 at Purdy Presbyterian Church in Purdy, Tennessee by Reverend R.M. Dixon. To celebrate this joyous event, they went on a cruise in March with their children -- Darrell Harris, and wife, Connie, Molly Harris Adcock, and husband, James, and their grandchildren, Anna Carroll Harris, Emma Grace Adcock, and Harris Adcock. Their children and grandchildren would like to thank them for their examples of true love and devotion to each other and congratulate them on 50 wonderful years. We love you!


Danielle Gage & Robin Harbin

Gage - Harbin Danielle Gage, daughter of Greg and Penny Gage of Bethel Springs, TN, and Robin Harbin, son of Rocky and Jamie Harbin of Guys, TN, are pleased to announce their plans to marry on April 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. at West Corinth Baptist Church. Danielle is a 2007 graduate of McNairy Central High School and is currently attending Jackson State Community College to earn her teaching degree in Early Childhood Development. She is employed at Forrest Heights Daycare in Jackson, TN. Danielle is the granddaughter of Mrs. Carolyn Sanders and the late Billy Joy Sanders of Selmer, TN, and John Ross and Evelyn Gage of Bethel Springs, TN. Robin is a 2008 graduate of McNair Central High School. He is employed at Wardlow Farms in Ramer, TN. Robin is the grandson of Mrs. Doris McClain and the late G.C. McClain of Selmer, TN and Mrs. Brenda Harbin and the late Robert Harbin of Guys, TN. Robin and Danielle would like to invite their family and friends to their wedding and reception celebration on April 21, 2012.


Hello everyone, I hope everyone had a blessed Easter as we all celebrated the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus who died for all of our sins. Marilyn Wade, Eugene and Shirley Williams attended and participated in the Maudy Thursday service that is held every year at the Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church. The services were led by Lew Perrigo. Many others from various churches participated. The service is such a wonderful way to begin the Easter celebration. Home-going celebration for Charlie ( Smokey ) Atkins was held on Saturday April 7, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Forest Hill Church of Christ. He departed this life on Sunday April, 1 2012 at the Jackson Madison County Hospital. He will be missed by all who knew him. The burial was Monday at the Veterans Cemetery in Corinth, MS and professional services were entrusted

church events April 13

• Parents Night Out Have a parent’s night out, Friday night, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring your children to Clear Creek Baptist Church for games, food and fun. $10 for one child, $5 for each additional child. All money will be used for the upcoming mission trip to Ecuador. For more info, call Angie Hill 6450532

April 15

• Ron Price Testimony Ron Price will give his testimony at Chewalla Baptist at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 15. Price, head football coach at New Albany High, lost his wife in a fatal shooting in December. He will speak about how God has gotten him through the tragedy. • God’s Way Church Homecoming Service Homecoming service will be held April 15 at 10 a.m. at God’s Way Church (1121 Peach St, Selmer). Singers later in the afternoon will be Higher Praise. Everyone welcome.

April 21

• Cypress Creek Health Fair Cypress Creek First Baptist will be having a Health Fair at 8 a.m. We will be testing blood pressures and one of the local doctors will be present to answer simple questions you may have. After the

Colby Jane Waggoner

Welcome Colby Ryan and Elizabeth Waggoner of Savannah, TN announce the birth of their daughter, Colby Jane Waggoner. She was born March 13, 2012 at 9:49 p.m. weighing 8 lbs., 1 oz. and 19.5 inches long. Colby Jane’s grandparents are Mike and Sara Norris of Adamsville, TN, and Ray and Janet Waggoner of Savannah, TN. Proud big brother and sister are Holt and Lacey Waggoner.

Ruth Harris Williams - April 13, 2012

Happy 97th Happy 97th birthday to a beautiful lady. May you have many, many more. We love and admire you very much. With all our love, your children.

community events • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month This year’s theme is “It’s Time to Talk About Child Abuse.” With recent events involving child abuse being revealed at major public universities, in the military, and within religious institutions, there has never been a more important time for McNairy County to talk about child abuse. There are many ways to prevent abuse and one primary method is to ensure that potential perpetrators know that our community will stand unified against abuse and work diligently to eradicate harmful behavior against our children. April is child abuse prevention month. One way that local businesses can send a message to the community that they stand together to fight child abuse in McNairy County is to have a special “casual” day for employees by allowing employees to wear this “It’s Time to Talk” T-

shirt each Friday in the month of April. Order forms can be completed for multiple quantities of T-shirts. Delivery takes approximately 1-2 weeks depending on quantities ordered. Please bring order forms to the local Carl Perkins Center at 175 S. 3rd St. Selmer TN 38375 or fax completed forms to 731-646-3627. • Imagination Library Sponsors Needed By the end of April, the volunteers who make up the Imagination Library Steering Committee will begin to ask local businesses and individuals to support the program by sponsoring a page in next year’s calendar. Pam Carroll is the leader in the ad sales. Please respond positively when she calls and asks for your support. The calendar is the primary funding of our $1,000 monthly expense for the books which are mailed directly to each child’s home.

• Relay For Life Preparation The McNairy County Relay for Life is just around the corner, and teams are already fundraising for the big night on Friday, June 15th. Luminaria lanterns are on sale now, and each one will be decorated in memory or honor of a loved one and lit with a candle to line the track on Relay night during the Luminaria Ceremony. Start purchasing your Luminaria early by contacting a committee member: Lashel Moore, (731) 6101881; Brandy Strayhorn, (731)645-0670; Cheryl Prather, (731) 610-2860. The entertainment committee is also accepting applications for entertainers. If you are interested in performing during the event, please contact Ray Prather at (731) 610-5534. Family-friendly performers are welcome. As always, all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer

Society’s efforts in McNairy County and in cancer research. • 58 New Adult Fiction Books at McConnico Celebrity in Death, by JD Robb, The Wolf Gift, by Anne Rice, and Private Games, by James Patterson are some of the many new books at McConnico Library. Bring a friend and plan to visit the library for all the newest books and other materials. Please don’t’ forget about summer reading in June!! For more information, please call Director Norma Humphries at 6455571

to the Selmer Mortuary, Selmer TN. We extend to the family our deepest sympathy. Eugene & Shirley Williams spent several days in Nashville last week on business. Gladys Butler was able to be at church services on Sunday to celebrate Easter. She enjoyed hearing the children perform their Easter recitations. Austin Starling, a friend of Joshua Shoates, attended Easter services with the Shoates family on Sunday morning. Thomas Reece’s family was visiting with him on Sunday, and attended church with him. They enjoyed the services and the egg hunt after church on the lawn. Marquez Chappell visited friends in Bethel Springs on Sunday and attended the morning church services. Sarah Shoates visited with Kayla Wade in her home on Sunday afternoon They had a good visit with lots of fun . Well, until next time, be good to yourself and others.

Health fair at approximately 10 a.m., a representative of the Board of Education will be on hand to discuss transition for students in the 7th and 8th grade and their parents on what to expect when going from junior high to high school. This is open to the public and will hopefully answer any questions you may have.

April 28

• Cypress Creek Baptist Church Career Day Cypress Creek 1st Baptist Church will be hosting a Career Day for youth, starting with 8th graders-12th grade, and also for any youth who have not yet decided on their career choice may also attend. We will be set up at the Selmer Civic Center, Selmer, TN. • Good Hope Baptist Church BBQ Cook-off The 5th annual Good Hope Baptist Church BBQ Cook-off is set for Saturday, April 28. Over $1,000 in prize money will be awarded. Divisions for cooking are “pork shoulder”, “ribs”, “chicken”, and “anything but” and must be cooked on site with wood or charcoal only. There is no entry fee for the contest. All cookers must be registered by Saturday, April 21. Call the church office (731-632-0379) for an entry form. Leave a message and someone will return your call.

Mary Lou Johnson Foundation The Mary Lou Johnson Foundation scholarship applications are now available. Scholarships can be picked up at both McNairy Central and Adamsville

High School. Along with its regular scholarship, the foundation is now offering a scholarship to any high school senior who plans to major in the field of education.

EMERGE membership drive The McNairy Regional Alliance is proud to announce the formation of a new young professionals group in McNairy County. EMERGE, which is geared towards professionals from 21 to 45 years of age, will be hosting their first membership drive and interest meeting at the new McNairy County Visitors Center in Selmer on Thursday, April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. MRA Director of Chamber Programs, Russell Ingle, stated that there are many advantag-

es to being a part of an active group such as EMERGE saying, “EMERGE is a wonderful opportunity to network and build not only professional relationships, but personal friendships that will last a lifetime. The EMERGE Open House event will feature local entertainment and McNairy County delicacies. Guests are invited to stop by any time during the event to learn more about the group. For more information, see page 11A events.

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• Alaska Cruise/Land Tour Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a wonderful 11 day, 10 night trip Aug. 25- Sept. 5, 2012 to Alaska. For pricing and more information contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843.

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April 12

• Grief Support Meeting Shackelford will host their monthly grief aftercare support meeting on April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce building on Cypress Ave. Come and be strengthened as we support one another.

April 13

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Barnes

A Love Story By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor

A few years ago I was working in the Emergency Room at the Hospital when we had a couple came in that had a true love story to tell. I was impressed by their devotion to each other and the devotion of their daughter to both of them. I learned their names were Joe and Virginia Barnes. Several times after that, I had them as patients in the ER and always enjoyed being able to take care of them. I met them also outside of the hospital and always enjoyed talking to them. The one thing that always stood out in my mind was how devoted they were to each other and what a caring daughter they had. I guess the old saying “A son is a son ‘till he takes a wife; a daughter is a daughter for the rest of your life,” is true for these folks. A time came when they were not able to stay at home, so their daughter, Sandy Whitaker and husband, Scotty, had to make the decision to place them at our home, McNairy County Health Care Center. It was a hard decision for Sandy; she felt like she had failed them. I tried to reassure Sandy that she had not failed them but provided good quality nursing care for them. No, it is not their home, but Sandy quickly learned we are here to provide their needs and the medical care they both need. So, how did the story start? Well, Ms. Virginia worked at a cafe that served ice cream, and Mr. Joe loved ice cream. He would go in every day to get him a cone of ice cream and a smile from Ms. Virginia. They were married on April 28, 1945 in Corinth, Miss. So in a few days they will celebrate sixty-seven years of married life. I wonder if Mr. Joe still likes ice cream. They farmed for a living for years. Mr. Joe also worked for the feed store and cotton gin in Selmer until about 1964, and then he went to work for Jarvis International in Bolivar, Tenn. Sandy tells that her dad had a very hard, hot and tiresome job. He would come home from work and his clothes would have metal burned into them, and Ms. Virginia would pull the metal off and there was a hole where the metal had burned his clothes. He worked there until he retired. Ms. Virginia had a hard job also—one that did not produce a pay check at the end of the week. She was a full time homemaker and took care of everything. Her days including canning, cooking, cleaning, painting and she worked in the garden to meet her families needs. She also, at times, had odd jobs such as working at Sherman’s, Kenwin Dress Shop, and at the hospital doing private duty. All this was done to help Mr. Joe provide for their family and help out with Sandy's education. Sandy said they lived a simple life: they loved to play Dominos and Rook, and in the summer they pitched washers outside with family and friends. They attended Falcon Baptist Church until their health failed. These two great people will soon be celebrating sixty-seven years of marriage, so if you know them, send them a card or let them know what a blessing they and their daughter have been to you. They are both in bad health so don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this great love story. Sandy, my friend, you are a true example of a daughter’s love for her parents. Until next time!

• 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! • Finger Fish Fry Finger Volunteer Fire Dept. will be having a fish fry and barbeque chicken dinner on Saturday, April 14 from 3-7 p.m. All you can eat, catfish or chicken with all the trimmings, and homemade desserts. Costs - Adults $10.00 Children $5.00. All proceeds go to the operating expenses of the Finger Fire Dept. • Kokomo’s Cruise-In Kokomo’s 50’s Diner (740 Hwy 64 in Adamsville) will have a Cruise-In on Saturday, April 14 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your classic car, hot rod or special interest vehicle and come for great fellowship and music by Bo Jack Killingsworth. Bring your lawn chairs. For more information, call 731-632-1958. • Sulphur Springs Fish Fry & BBQ Chicken Sulphur Springs Fire Department will be having a fish fry and barbecue chicken dinner on Saturday, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Adults $10, children $6.

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April 16

• PBTF Ride for Kids Fundraising pinups for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation® (PBTF) Ride for Kids® are now available at 90 participating Hardee’s restaurants in central and eastern Tennessee. Customers who make a donation to the PBTF will also receive valuable thankyou coupons from Hardee’s. From now until April 16, readers can donate $1 at their local Hardee’s to help find the cause of and cure for childhood brain tumors. In return for their generosity, consumers will receive $10-worth of valuable discount coupons at participating Tennessee restaurants. Hardee’s will present a check to PBTF during the Ride for Kids event in Nashville on Sunday, May 20. • Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs & Cats Rabies vaccinations will be provided April 16-21 during normal business hours at the local veterinary offices in Selmer and Bethel Springs. The fee will be at a reduced rate of $7 per dog or cat. This is a low cost way for your pet to stay healthy and to also provide a level of protection between rabies and people. A current vaccination is mandatory by state law for all dogs and cats that are 6 months of age and older. • Antique Car & Truck Cruise-In There will be an antique car & truck (1987 and under) cruise-in from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the McDonald’s in Selmer Monday, April 16, 2012. Free pie and drink for each participant. For more information, call Vernon Hickman at 731434-9280 or 731-934-4796.

April 19

• 14th Annual AfricanAmerican Leadership Conference “Challenges and Opportunities” is the theme of the 14th annual African-American Leadership Conference, slated 8:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m., April 19, at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center, in Jackson. E-mail registrations to Virginia Grimes, WestStar coordinator, at or fax to 731-881-7019. Registration also is available at www. The registration deadline is April 13. The conference fee is $35 per person/$60 for two. Checks should

Wednesday, april 11, 2012 be made payable to WestStar. The fee includes breakfast and lunch. For more information, contact Grimes at 731-8817298. • “Shorty” Freeland Book Signing The Irving Meek Jr. Memorial Library (204 W Main, Adamsville) would like to invite everyone to a book signing from one of our local leaders in the community. “Shorty” Freeland has written a book entitled “Ray and I”. The Little Library with the Big Heart will host this book signing in our Tennessee Room dedicated to Bill Wagoner. Please make plans to attend on April 19, 2012. • MCRT Meeting The McNairy County Retired Teachers will meet April 19, 2012 at the McConnico Library at 2 p.m. Everyone is asked to attend and bring a favorite finger food. The program will be presented by a representative of the Carl Perkins Center who will give an update on the important work of this organization and how the MCRT can be of help in promoting this work.

April 20

• Poetry Contest Central Point Fine Arts is sponsoring a Poetry Contest which is free and is open to Selmer residents. There are 50 prizes totaling $5,000, with a $1,000 grand prize for the last poet standing. Poems of 221 lines or fewer on ay subject and in any style will be judged by the contest director Dr. Joseph Cameron. Entrants should include their name and address on the same page as the poem, and a winners’ list will be sent to them. Entries must be received by April 20 and can be submitted via mail to Free Poetry Contest, PO Box 3336, Central Point, Oregon 97502; or enter online at

April 21

• 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 April 21 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. Application and information contact Hollie Knight, Tennessee Senior Pageant Director (731) 645-7843. • 50’s Sock Hop There will be a 50’s sock hop from 6 p.m. until ??? Cost $5 per person, open to the public at the Jaycee’s building. • Mt. Zion Cemetery Cleanup Day Everyone come and help clean up Mt. Zion Cemetery located on Hwy 142 near Stantonville on April 21 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please clear old flowers, baskets and pots that you want to keep. Funds are very much needed for mowing and upkeep of the cemetery. Contributions can be given or mailed to Maxine Brown (731645-5273), 309 Skyline Dr, Selmer, TN 38375 or Ernie Willis (731-610-5606), 56 Mayflower Rd, Ramer, TN 38367. • Clay Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass Show The Clay Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass Show will be held Saturday night, April 21, beginning at 6 p.m. at “The Marty” (Community Center) in Adamsville, TN. Performers for the night include Crossroads Bluegrass, Flatwoods Bluegrass, and Hatchie Bottom Bluegrass. Concessions available. Donations taken for show expenses. • O.F. Wagoner Memorial Tractor Show The Tennessee River Old Iron Club has announced that the first Annual O.F. Wagoner Memorial Tractor Show will be held Saturday, April 21 at the Stantonville Civic Center. The show will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature restored and unrestored tractors. Admission is free and there will be no judging. Also featured will be David Dodd of Corinth who will be showing his team of matched Jersey oxen, Robb and Jeff. Any of the old-time mechanics are invited to attend. Bobby Jo (Bo-Jack) Killingsworth will perform at 11 a.m. The Smokehouse Rednecks will be cooking chicken along with other foods. The Stantonville Volunteer Fire Department will be in

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court briefs Joseph M Troutt – Driving while license canceled, 2nd or subsequent – Fined costs. Sent. to 10 days. Not drive in Tn for 1 year Katherine J Kelly – Assault, bodily injury – Vandalism (up to $500) – Dismiss on payment of costs and no contact with victims at victims request to dismiss case. Supervised probation. Dennis T Camper – Probation violation – Def will pay full amount and then case is dismissed. Def will remain in custody till paid. Angela M Frazier – Worthless checks, up to $500 – Fined costs. Sent to 10 days concurrent with fta rest. is $41.66 to Food Giant. Supervised prob. Angela M Frazier – Worthless checks, up to $500 – Fined costs. Sent to 10 days concurrent with fta. Supervised prob. rest. is $700. Elisha N Amos – Failure to appear – Fined costs and sent to 10 days. Supervised prob. John Martin Hayley – DUI: first offense. Fined $350 and costs ($705.73), 48-hour sent, supervised prob for 11 mo, 29 days, drug/alc eval and counseling and rehab. Not drive in Tn for 1 year. Emilio O. Cruz – False reports, attempt – Fined $50 and costs. Sent to time served. Supervised prob. 48 hours community service. Tywaine T Allen – Assault, attempt – Dismiss on payment of costs upon request of victim.

Supervised prob. Robert D. Wagoner – Domestic assault – Dismiss on payment of costs – Victim appeared an wished to not testify and have the case dismissed. Terry N Wiles – Reckless driving by intoxicant – Fined $350 and costs. States agreement due to lack of evidence. Sent to time served. Supervised prob. Katherine Carter – Theft (up to $500) – Criminal trespass – Dismiss on payment of costs and no contact with victim at request of both victims to dismiss case. Supervised prob. Leland N Floyd – Resist stop, arrest, search, (no weap) – fined $10 and costs. Sent. to time served. Supervised prob. Jessie C Lambert – Disorderly conduct – Fined $25 and costs. Sent to 14 hours. Supervised prob. Joseph P Windor – Public intoxication – Driving without license – Fined $25 and costs. Sent to time served. Supervised prob. Wade A Berg – Schedule II drugs: mfg, del, sell, poss – Fined $750 and costs. Sent to 48 hours. Supervised prob. Implied consent – Fined $0, no costs, Sent. to 48 hours. Supervised prob. Alc/drug eval. Elisha N Amos - Driving while license suspended – Fined $25 and costs. Sent to 10 days concurrent with fta. Supervised prob. Not drive in Tn for 1 year. Kevin Sowell – Aggravated assault (4 counts) – bound over to jury, waiving prelim hearing. Def. Shall cont. on current

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charge of the food and monies made will benefit the department. The show is a family-oriented event. Come out and enjoy the day! • Nathan Sowell Benefit A benefit for Nathan Sowell, son of Kevin and Angie Sowell, grandson of Joan Johnson and great-grandson of Mable McClain, will be held at the Ramer Civic Center on April 21, 2012 from 11 a.m. until ? There will be a cake walk, auction, and much, much more. All proceeds will go to help with bills due to medical expenses from a 4-wheeler accident.

April 26

•EMERGE membership drive The McNairy Regional Alliance is proud to announce the formation of a new young professionals group in McNairy County. EMERGE, which is geared towards professionals from 21 to 45 years of age, will be hosting their first membership drive and interest meeting at the new McNairy County Visitors Center in Selmer on Thursday, April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. “The primary focus of EMERGE is to promote development and growth in young professionals. We hope to provide social networking opportunities and also opportunities to participate in community enhancement projects in McNairy County,” said Nicole Stoppa, EMERGE Chair. MRA Director of Chamber Programs, Russell Ingle, stated that there are many advantages to being a part of an active group such as EMERGE saying, “EMERGE is a wonderful opportunity to network and build not only professional relationships, but personal friendships that will last a lifetime. It’s one thing to have the types of relationships that help you grow professionally; it’s an even greater benefit when these relationships help us grow as a person outside the marketplace. You can never have enough quality, forward thinking friends in your life.” The EMERGE Open House event will feature local entertainment and McNairy County delicacies. Guests are invited to stop by any time during the event to learn more about the group.

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bond of $50,000. John W Mitchell – Vandalism (up to $500) – Fined costs. Sent. to 15 days. Rest. to remain open. Supervised prob. Rebecca Rogers – Domestic assault – Dismiss on payment of costs upon request of victim Corey D Burns – Evading arrest – Fined costs. Sent to 25 days. Supervised prob. Darrell Griswell – Worthless checks, up to $500 – fined costs. Rest. is $230.42 to Mast Tire. Supervised prob. Richard S Poe – Probation violation – Def to serve 90 days in jail then do whatever rehab is recommended through JACOA. Wyatt E Landreth – Public intoxication – Fined $25 and costs. Sent to 10 hours. Supervised prob. Alc/drug eval Andrew D. Plunk – Purchasing alcoholic beverages for child – Dismiss on payment of costs. Supervised prob. Justin Treece – Purchasing alcoholic beverages for child – Seat belt 18 and older – dismiss on payment of costs. Supervised prob. Joseph P Windsor – Driving without license – Open container – fined $25 – Financial responsibility law. - Fined $50 and costs. Supervised prob. Jerry C Mohundro – Seat belt, 18 and older – Traffic ticket paid in full.– Brent A Ellis – Cockfighting, attempt – Fined $50 and costs. Def is prohibited from any attempt to train dogs to fight. Joanna Garner – Financial responsibility law – Dismiss on payment of costs.

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Pickwick Electric Co-Op To Sponsor School Honor Banquet The Second Annual High School Honor Banquet has been set for April 23rd, 7:00 p.m., at Ed Shaw’s Café, Shiloh, Tenn. The banquet will honor the Valedictorians and Salutatorians from the high schools in the P.E.C. area. Each student will be presented with a framed “Certificate of Scholastic Excellence” and will also receive a check from the Cooperative. The program for this year’s banquet will be presented by the honor students from the schools in the area. A boy and girl will speak on each of the following subjects: What has my school given to me? What I wish my school could have given me? What I intend to do with my

education? Why I’m glad I am an American and what I should do for my Country? The following students comprise those that will be honored at the banquet with Valedictorian named first, Salutatorian second: Adamsville High School – Darwin Treece and Jacklyn Shelton. Bethel Springs High School – Ernestine McGee and Carol Ann Miller. Michie High School – Linda White and Barbara Sue Atkins Morris Chapel High School – Carolyn Brasfield and Bobby Wicker. Ramer High School – Wanda Sue Dickey and Johnnie Hamm Selmer High School – Bonnie Faye Hodge and Annette Grissom Southside High School – Mark Wayne and Dorthy Duncan. Other guests at the banquet will be: Parents o the honored students, principals of the high

schools, superintendents of McNairy and Hardin Schools, Julius Hurst, and H.F. Snodgrass, School board Members, Pickwick Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees, and editors of weekly papers that serve the PEC area. Grand Master of Masons in State to Visit County Brother Sam E Stephenson, Grand Master of Masons in Tennessee, will be honored guest and featured speaker at a meeting of the Third Masonic District to be held Thursday evening. April 12, 1962, at 7:30 p.m. in the Selmer Elementary School Auditorium. This District is made up of Masons in Hardin, Hardeman, Fayette, an McNairy counties. And interesting program has been planned, to be climaxed by Grand Master Stephenson’s address, and delicious refreshments. All Masons are cordially invited and urged to attend this one of the highlights of the Masonic year.

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April 13-14, 2012

Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm Sunday at 2:00 MCHS Little Theatre Selmer, Tennessee

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June 1

•MCHS Class of 1987 Reunion The McNairy Central High School Class of 1987 will be having their 25 th 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. (Make checks payable to MCHS Class of 1987.) Individuals wanting lodging should make their own hotel reservations ASAP. For more information, contact Class President, Tommy Elam at 731-610-1101.

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28th Annual Baseball Spectacular Schedule, 3B

Cardinal Football Awards Banquet, See 3B

Cardinal Soccer Ties Scotts Hill, 5B

Sports Independent Appeal

Making McNairy County Sports headlines for more than 100 years

Cards fall to TCA

Lady Cats winning

AHS Tennis stumbles against Lions PAGE 5B

MCHS beats pair of Tigers on road PAGE 4B

Volume 107, Number 47, Wednesday, April 11, 2012

B Section

Independent Appeal’s 28th Annual Baseball Spectacular kicks off By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

The 28th Annual Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular begins today, and will feature Adamsville, McNairy Central, and six other teams from five different counties. The Bolivar Central Tigers, Chester County Eagles, Clarksburg Rockets, Hardin County Tigers, Lexington Tigers, and Scotts Hill Lions will all journey to McNairy County to do battle for the coveted Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular Championship Trophy. The first games will be played at Adamsville and McNairy Central high schools at 4 p.m, and the tournament will conclude with the championship on Saturday night at MCHS (See page 3B for full tournament schedule). Admission for the event is $5, and tournament t-shirts will be on sale for $12. The tournament raises approximately $4,000 annually for Adamsville and McNairy Central’s baseball programs.

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Grizzlies emerge from hibernation By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

See Baseball Spectacular, 3B File Photo by Andrew Alexander

Jonathan Nixon slings a pitch toward the plate. He picked up the win in the first game of a doubleheader at JCM last Monday.

Bobcats score 36 runs in doubleheader at JCM By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Photo by Allison Templeton

The Cardinals celebrate as Josh Chappell steps on home after hitting his second home run of the game against the TCA Lions last Monday in Jackson, Tenn.

Adamsville remains unbeaten in district By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

The Cardinals (10-7-1) continued to march right past their district opponents last Monday with a win over the Lions at Trinity Christian Academy. “Another good day in the district getting to 5-0,” said Cardinal head coach Steven Lambert. “...Really swinging the bats well right now, and really getting better each day.”

Adamsville- 12 Trinity Christian- 1

Led by Josh Chappell’s huge day at the plate and Montell Johnson’s stellar outing on the mound, the Cardinals made easy work of the Lions. “Montell Johnson really settled down after allowing some early base runners, finishing with eight strikeouts,” said Lambert. “...Josh Chappell had a big

day with his two home runs that really shook our opponent up and kind of helped put them away.” Chappell’s first dinger put the Cards on the board in the second. By the end of the fourth, AHS led 6-1, and a passed ball along with Chappell’s second shot—this time a three-run dong, put AHS up 10-1. Adamsville sent the game beyond the run-rule with a Jalen Kendall RBI single accompanied by a bases loaded walk in the top of the fifth. Box Score R H E AHS 0 2 4 4 2 x x 12 11 00 TCA 0 0 1 0 0 x x 01 04 01 (AHS) Josh Chappell: 2-2, 4RBI, 2HR, 3R; Jacob Wallis: 2-3, 2B, 3R; John Reed Odom: 2-3, 2B; Drew Griswell: 2-4, 2RBI, 2B, R; Jalen Kendall: 2-4, RBI, R; Josh Burks: 1-3, R; Dustin Neill: 2R; Kasey Hurley: R

Undefeated Bobcats give up nothing By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

Undefeated and yet to be scored on, the McNairy Central Bobcats won another shutout game when they beat the Chester County Eagles 2-0 on April 3. After experiencing rain de-

In an offensive outpouring, the McNairy Central Bobcats scored a combined 36 runs in their doubleheader against the Cougars at Jackson Central-Merry High School last Monday. Bobcat head coach Brian Franks said his upperclassmen swung the bats well in the first game, and in the second, the younger guys picked up where the older guys left off. Even though his team scored nearly 40 runs in less than two hours of baseball, Franks was impressed with the production he was getting on the mound and on defense, allowing no runs and only one hit during the double header. “Our pitching was good, and our defense

was good,” Franks said about back-to-back shutout wins over their district opponent.

McNairy Central- 17 JCM- 0

In game one of the doubleheader, the Bobcats set the tone for the day, scoring 10 runs in the first inning against JCM. Tyler Wells was a force at the plate, finishing the game 2-for-2 with a double and 3 RBIs. He also scored two runs and stole two bases. Like Wells, senior Austin Gafford was solid at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a triple and three runs scored. Jonathan Nixon got the start and the win for MCHS after throwing two scoreless innings and striking out four while giving up just one hit. In relief of Nixon, Clay Dancer

struck out the side in the bottom of the third to close out the win. McNairy Central recorded 11 hits in the contest, and every Bobcat in the lineup scored at least one run. Box Score R H E MCHS 10 4 3 x x x x 17 11 00 JCM 00 0 0 x x x x 00 01 04 (MCHS) Austin Gafford: 3-4, 3B, 3R, SB; Tyler Wells: 2-2, 3RBI, 2B, 2R, 2SB, BB; Jonathan Nixon: 2-3, 3RBI, R; Matt Chandler: 1-2, RBI, 2R; Blake Chandler: 1-3, 3RBI, 2B, SB, BB; Brady Dancer: 1-3, RBI, R; Marcus Nash: 1-3, 2R; Dakota Roden: RBI, R, BB; Jacob Mullins: 2R, SB; Craig Mullins: 2R, BB

McNairy Central- 19 Jackson Central-MerrySee Bobcats, 5B

Lady Cards break even By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

The Adamsville Lady Cardinals went head-to-head with two District 15-A competitors from Jackson, Tenn. last week and won one and lost one.

Adamsville- 8 Madison- 0

Last Monday, the Lady Cardinals hosted Madison Academic Magnet and shut out the Lady Mustangs for a district win. “We made mostly routine plays,” said Lady Cardinal head

coach Todd McGee. “We were able to put the ball in play and made them get us out. That makes a huge difference.” Adamsville made it look easy as the team scored eight runs on 12 hits. Winning pitcher, Taylor Hutton had six strikeouts and held the Lady Mustangs scoreless. (AHS) Whitney Wrzesniewski: 3-3, 2B, 2SB; Kristina Milford: 3-4, 2B, 2SB; Olivia Johnson: 1-2, 2B; Nikki White: 1-1, 2B; Macayla Kiddy: 2-4, 2SB; Samantha Oaks: 1-2, SB; Deanna Taylor: SB; Laura Shiver: SB

Trinity Christian- 7 Adamsville- 2

On the road last Thursday, Adamsville took a hard district loss from the Trinity Christian Academy Lady Lions. The Lady Lions came out in the bottom of the first and scored three runs. The score stood at 3-0 until the top of the fourth. Gabby Morris drove in senior Brittany Lambert with a line drive double to centerfield, and Whitney Wrzeniewski hit an infield grounder that brought home Samantha Oaks making

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lay due to a passing thunderstorm, the game resumed but the score was tied at zero at the end of regulation. To determine a winner, the game went into overtime. “This was a very hard fought

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Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

Racing to the game ball, McNairy Central senior Juan Macias battles a Chester County midfielder for possession.

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Dust flies as AHS shortstop Anna Johnson tags a Madison runner struggling to steal second base.

For the first time ever, I was able to attend an NBA game last Saturday and how lucky I was to watch the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the defending champions, the Dallas Mavericks owned by billionaire Mark Cuban. Entering the FedEx Forum and looking down on the home court of the Grizzlies made the whole experience feel like a dream. Adrenaline was the only thing that kept me down-to-earth. It was an honor to be in the same building with professional basketball celebrities. Over 18,000 people were present for the fourth sellout game of the year, and they watched Dirk Nowitski and Marc Gasol take center court for tipoff. The two-tiered forum was filled with three shades of blue. This game was not comparable to any high school match I have ever seen. There were fireworks, music throughout the game, cannons fired tshirts into the crowd, prizes were won, and a death-defying performer entertained during halftime. In their previous game, the Grizzlies upset LeBron James and the Miami Heat on the road, ending their 17-game home winning streak and then won 94-89 over Dallas, reducing the defending champs to mere mortals. After picking up a threepoint play, Zach Randolph topped off the 19-point first quarter lead by sinking a buzzer-beating, 26-foot 3-pointer. Rudy Gay dunked on the Mavs in the first quarter— nearly knocking me out of my seat—and finished as the night’s leading scorer with 25 points. Gay trails James as the second player to score a minimum of 90 dunks and 40 three-pointers in this NBA season. The Grizzles have won successive matches against Miami and Dallas with the Grizzlies never trailing in either game. Memphis has become a major threat and has stunned last season’s NBA finalists and potential upcoming playoff foes. Dallas got within one point of tying the game, aided by 13year veteran Vince Carter with just over four minutes to go in the third quarter, but backup point guard Gilbert Arenas kept Memphis from trailing by making two three-point shots late in the second half. By the end of the night, my hands were stinging from the continuous clapping, and my throat was sore from uninterrupted cheering. I knew going in that it was going to be a close game, but in the end it was the perfect game. Memphis has a 33-23 record after another big win Monday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, 94-85. Competing for a third place position in the Western Conference and the postseason home court advantage the Grizzlies are confident, aggressive, and ready for the playoffs. (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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Cardinals make noise at Blaze-A-Bash

Rivalry game postponed; Adamsville pays respect

Hurley, Jalen Kendall, John Reed Odom, Jacob Wallis: One hit each

By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

After beginning the tournament 3-0, the Cardinals left Murfreesboro, Tenn. just a few runs shy of reaching the championship game of the Blaze-A-Bash Invitational last weekend. “Even though we lost, this was a great weekend,” said Cardinal head coach Steven Lambert. “We played well and really came together as a team. Very proud of these young men.” In the tournament that showcased quality Class A talent from around the state, Adamsville squeezed four games into two days. Last Friday, they defeated Wayne County and Middle Tennessee Christian School, and on Friday, they closed out their pool play with a win over Watertown before playing a marathon-like game against Eagleville in the semifinals.

Eagleville- 3 Adamsville- 2

It took the Eagles 12 innings to put the Cardinals away in the semifinals of the Blaze-A-Bash Invitational last Saturday evening. “Two great teams matched up in what could be a preview of the state tournament,” said Lambert. “Proud of how Jacob Wallis and Kasey Hurley matched up against their pitchers.” Hurley took the loss, pitching eight solid innings in relief of Wallis. Eagleville struck first, scoring two runs in the bottom of the third, but Adamsville answered back with two runs in the top of the fourth. The game remained knotted 2-2 for seven innings before the Eagles finally broke the deadlock, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the twelfth. Eagleville (16-2) went on to defeat Huntingdon in the championship game, 7-6. Box Score RHE AHS 000200000000283 EHS 002000000001391

Adamsville- 12 Watertown- 7

By Andrew Alexander

Swinging some hot bats, the Cardinals stacked up 12 runs on 15 hits to sweep their pool and advance to the tournament semis last Saturday afternoon with a win over Watertown. Making the victory even sweeter, Peyton Surratt picked up his first win as a Cardinal. “Freshman Peyton Surratt came in in relief of Josh Burks in his first varsity appearance and pitched (3 2/3) strong innings for his first high school win,” Lambert said. “Proud of how the team backed him up and helped us sweep our pool and get to the semifinals of the tournament.” Trailing by two in the third inning, Watertown took the lead by scoring three runs, putting the pressure back on AHS. “(We) answered Watertown’s three-run third with four to take the lead back,” said Lambert. “(We) answered them again in the fourth and fifth to gain the win.” The Cards scored 10 combined runs in the third, fourth, and fifth innings to clinch the win, catapulting them into the semis. Jalen Kendall was Adamsville’s leading offensive cog, finishing the game with four hits and four runs. Box Score R H E WHS 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 07 08 02 AHS 1 1 4 3 3 0 x 12 15 01 (AHS) Jalen Kendall: 4-5, 4R; Hunter McSwain: 3-3, 2RBI; Josh Burks: 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, R; Josh Chappell: 1-3, 2RBI, R; Montell Johnson: 1-3, 2B, 2RBI; Jacob Wallis: 1-3, 2R; Drew Griswell: 1-4, 2B, 2RBI, R; John Reed Odom: 1-4; Kasey Hurley: 1-5, 2B, RBI, R

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Photo by Allison Templeton

Freshman Peyton Surratt deals a pitch and picks up his first high school win in the Cardinal’s 12-7 victory over Watertown.

the mound this season despite a late Wildcat rally. “Drew Griswell pitched a complete game, withstanding a late charge by Wayne County to get us a victory in the opening game,” Lambert said. Adamsville hitters took advantage of a woeful pitching performance by Wayne County, whose pitchers walked 10 Cardinals. Tied at 1-1, AHS broke the game open in the third inning with five runs. In the fifth, they tacked on two more and led 8-1 before the Wildcats made their move. Wayne County rallied to score two in the bottom of the sixth and four more in the bottom of the seventh, but it was not enough to overcome the Cardinal lead. Kasey Hurley and Jacob Wallis led Adamsville at the plate. They combined for six hits, four runs, and drove in a run apiece. Box Score RHE AHS 1050201980 WCHS 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 7 8 0 (AHS) Jacob Wallis: 3-3, 2B, RBI, R; Kasey Hurley: 3-4, 2B, RBI, 3R; Drew Griswell: 1-3; Jalen Kendall: 1-4, 2RBI, R; Montell Johnson: 2R; Josh Chappell: R; Hunter McSwain: R

Adamsville- 12 Middle Tenn. Christian- 0

(AHS) Hunter McSwain: 2-5; Josh Burks, Josh Chappell, Kasey

While his team was tacking runs onto the scoreboard left and right last Friday night, Jalen Kendall did something that few pitchers can claim to have done. The senior threw a no-hitter. “The bats really came alive in this one to back up Jalen Kendall, who absolutely dominated MTCS,” Lambert said. “Jalen allowed no hits, walked only two, and struck out six. Thanks to Kendall’s ability to quiet the Cougar bats, Adamsville scored two in the first and five in the second, and never looked back. Two juniors had big nights at the plate for the Cardinals. Josh Chappell drove in four runs on three hits, and Jacob Wallis scored four runs and drove in two on a 3-for-3 night. Lambert credited the win to a tremendous team effort. “We really came together in this one,” he said. Box Score R H E AHS 2 5 0 2 0 3 x 12 12 02 MTCS 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 00 00 03 (AHS) Jacob Wallis: 3-3, 2 2B, 2RBI, 4R; Josh Chappell: 3-4, 2B, 4 RBI; Kasey Hurley: 3-4, RBI, 2R; Hunter McSwain: 2-4, RBI, R; Montell Johnson: 1-4, 2B, RBI, R; Josh Burks: 2R; Onri Damron: 2R

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Hunter McSwain drives a ball back up the middle. McSwain finished the Blaze-A-Bash with a teamleading seven hits

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The rivalry matchup between Adamsville and McNairy Central scheduled for last Thursday was postponed due to the tragic passing of Riverside High School’s Stephen Gant. “To me, (the death of a player) makes baseball irrelevant,” said Cardinal head coach Steven Lambert. “We’re not here just to win ballgames. We’re here to love the players, take care of them, and help them grow into fine young men.” The Cardinals traveled to Parsons, Tenn. to pay their respects to the Riverside Panther Baseball family and Gant, who passed away April 3. While the case is still under investigation, reports state Gant was seen threatening suicide while walking down a Perry County road with a rifle that afternoon. He was later found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Gant, a Vanderbilt baseball signee and three-time Jackson Sun Baseball Player of the Year, was a senior and two-time Class A State Champion. “Hopefully, our kids know if they ever need something they can come talk to me,” said Lambert. “Hopefully it opens eyes. It’s a sad thing.” The Cardinals attended the visitation, which took place at 2 p.m. last Thursday at Hopewell Baptist Church in Parsons. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. last Friday. Lambert said he asked his players if attending the visitation was something they felt like they should do, and their response was a resounding, “yes.” “Our boys are great,” said Lambert. “I think our visit was a blessing to the (Gant) family, and Mr. Gant was very appreciative.” Though the teams are rivals on the field, they have respect for one another off, Lambert said. “We’re all competitors, but we’re a tightly knit baseball community... It really put things into perspective.” Cardinal players have drawn Gant’s number (29) on or in their hats, and the team is currently looking for some way to pay tribute to the former Riverside superstar, according to Lambert. There is no makeup date scheduled for the game between AHS and MCHS at this time. McNairy Central was scheduled to play Riverside last Tuesday at home. Out of respect for the Panthers, who were playing their first game since Gant’s passing, the Bobcat coaching staff agreed to move the location of the game to Riverside.

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sports briefs •Special drawing for MRA Open McNairy Regional Alliance is gearing up for the MRA Open— McNairy County Spring Classic Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament, which will be held May 16, at the Shiloh Golf Course in Adamsville. Teams that sign up by May 1 will be eligible for a special drawing for two tickets, worth $150, to the upcoming Chickfil-a Leadercast, an event with speakers like Tim Tebow, John Maxwell, Andy Stanley and others. It will be a full day of leadership development and personal and professional growth. More information on the event

can be found at http://www. The registration fee for the open is $240 per four-man team, which includes green fees, carts, and lunch. There will be $100 hole sponsorships and $300 team and hole sponsorship packages available. Prizes will be award to the winners of the putting contest, two longest drive contests, and one closest to the pin contest on top of additional prizes to be awarded at the drawing. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. The open will begin with a shotgun start at noon. Prizes and awards will be presented at the end of the day. For more in-

Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular Tournament Schedule Wednesday, April 11 4 p.m. Bolivar vs. Chester County at Adamsville * Hardin County vs. Lexington at McNairy Central ** 6 p.m. Chester County vs. Clarksburg at Adamsville* Lexingotn vs. Scotts Hill at McNairy Central**

formation or registration forms contact the MRA office at (731) 645-6360. •Adamsville Tennis Tournament The Adamsville High School Tennis Team will be sponsoring a non-sanctioned tennis tournament open to all on April 2022 at Buford Pusser Memorial Park in Adamsville. Deadline for entry is April 18 at 9 p.m. For more information or entry forms, call Michael Harvill at (731) 632-3273 between noon-1 p.m. Monday through Friday, or (731) 239-2434 after 6 p.m. He can also be reached on his cell phone, (731) 434-8960.

MCHS @ South Side (TBA)

•SPORTS ON DECK Baseball: April 11-14 28th Annual Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular @ AHS/MCHS April 16 AHS vs Scotts Hill (4:30 p.m.) April 17 AHS @ Scotts Hill (4:30 p.m.)

April 13 AHS @ Covington Tourney (TBA) MCHS vs Lexington (TBA) April 14 AHS @ Covington Tourney (TBA) April 16 AHS vs Scotts Hill (4:30 p.m.) MCHS vs Bolivar (TBA)


April 17 MCHS @ Hardin Co. (TBA)

April 12 AHS vs Riverside (4:30 p.m.)

Soccer: April 12

AHS vs TCA (5:30 p.m.) MCHS vs Scotts Hill (5 p.m.) April 17 AHS vs Lexington (5 p.m.) MCHS vs Sacred Heart (5 p.m.) Tennis: April 12 AHS vs MCHS (4 p.m.) April 16 AHS @ Chester Co. (4 p.m.) MCHS vs TCA (4 p.m.) April 17 AHS @ Madison (4 p.m.) MCHS vs Liberty (4 p.m.)

Cardinals honored at annual football banquet By Andrew Alexander

32 ball games. That’s pretty impressive.” The Cardinal players voted on their peers for their awards, and the coaches made several selections as well. Players were not the only ones recognized though. The team also recognized its managers, Ryan Burlesci, Derek Boyd, Madison Cotrell, and Alex Sparks, for their contributions to the phenominal season. Each was named as an All-District Manager of the Year. When the banquet began, all in attendance were treated to a wonderful hamburger

steak meal complete with baked potatoes, salad, rolls and desserts all prepared by Mrs. Susan Gilchrist and the Adamsville Cafeteria Staff, which Gray was quite thankful for. After the awards were handed out to each deserving individual, the banquet concluded with a highlight video produced by the Cardinal coaching staff. The video lasted approximately 30 minutes and featured the Cardinals’ biggest hits, best runs, most amazing catches, and many more memorable moments. Before the night conclud-

ed, mothers of senior football players presented the Cardinal coaches with two flags memorializing the 2012 graduates and their accomplishments at AHS. Congratulations to the Cardinal Football Team for their successes in the 2011 season. Their run to the State Semifinals raised the bar of excellence for Adamsville Football, and all involved should be very proud of what this group accomplished. Though the banquet culminates the tremendous season the Cardinals had, it also ushers in the new season. The

Cardinals began spring practice last Monday and will host the Lexington Tigers in their spring game on Thursday. “(The banquet’s) just a good way to end the year and start a new one,” said Gray. Award winners not pictured include: Linda Bridges, who was named the End Zone Club Member of the Year, and Saw Meal Restaurant and Steakhouse, which was named the Randall Baugus Memorial Booster of the Year. Before burning down in late November, Saw Meal fed the Cardinal Football Team before its games 15 times.

District 15-A Player of the Year: Zak Neary

District 15-A Offensive District 15-A Special Teams Player of the Year: Dalton Player of the Year: Dustin Plunk Plunk

District 15-A Co-Offensive Linemen of the Year: Trae Smalley and Blake Edwards

District 15-A Coach of the Year: Brandon Gray

Offensive Player of the Year: Dalton Plunk

Defensive Player of the Best Offensive Back: Zak Best Wide Receiver: Jalen Year: Josh Shoate Neary Kendall

Most Improved Taylor Alexander

Best Linebacker: Blakely

Best Defensive Lineman: Newcomer of the Year: Co-Special Teams Player of Bradley Hornbuckle the Year: Dustin Plunk and Drew Griswell Hayden Reece

Best Hit: John Blakely

Scout Team Player of the Year: Chris Bernier

Team Most Valuable Player & Jackson Sun Sophomore of the Year: Zak Neary

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The Adamsville Cardinal Football Team held its annual Football Awards Banquet last Thursday night at Adamsville High School to commemorate a terrific season and honor the players, coaches, sponsors, and families involved in making it one of the best football seasons in school history. “What I’m most proud of is that this is the winningest class in AHS history,” said Cardinal head coach and District 15-A Coach of the Year, Brandon Gray. “These seniors won

8 p.m. Clarksburg vs. Bolivar at Adamsville* Scotts Hill vs. Hardin County at McNairy Central** Thursday, April 12 4 p.m. Adamsville vs. Bolivar at Adamsville* McNairy vs. Hardin County at McNairy Central**

Staff Photos by Andrew Alexander

6 p.m. Adamsville vs. Chester County at Adamsville* McNairy vs. Lexington at McNairy Central** Friday, April 13 4 p.m. Adamsville vs. Clarksburg at Adamsville* McNairy vs. Scotts Hill at McNairy Central**


Saturday, April 14 10 a.m. Pool A #4 vs. Pool B #4 at McNairy Central Noon Pool A #3 vs. Pool B #3 at McNairy Central 2 p.m. Pool A #2 vs. Pool B #2 at McNairy Central 4 p.m. Championship Game Pool A #1 vs. Pool B #1 at McNairy Central


Admission: $5 per Adult and $1 per Student All games will have 1:45 time limit with no ties. TieBreakers: (In order of impact) record in pool play, head to head, fewest runs allowed, and coin flip. (*designates Pool A, ** designates Pool B)

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Junior Varsity Player of the Year: Jacob Dengler

Trae Amos Memorial Iron Cardinal Awards: Josh Man Award: John Blakely Burks and Chase Gunn

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This year’s tournament is dedicated to longtime Independent Appeal sports writer Jeff York, who founded the Baseball Spectacular in 1983. We are also proud to announce McNairy Regional Hospital as our first ever title sponsor for the event. Several intriguing matchups in this year’s tournament include a clash of the Tigers when Lexington and Hardin County meet up tonight at MCHS. The Bobcats will look to get revenge against Lexington Thursday at 6 p.m. MCHS fell to the Tigers March 23 in their Big Red Classic held in Lexington, Tenn. Clarksburg head coach Daniel Wolford will make his long awaited return to Adamsville when Co-Best Offensive Linemen: Drake Fox, Blake Co-Best Defensive Backs: John Reed Four-Year Letterman Awards: Kasey Hurley, Drake Fox, his Rockets take on his former coach and team, SteEdwards and Trae Smalley Odom and Kasey Hurley Chase Gunn, Trae Smalley, John Blakely, Blake Edwards, ven Lambert and the Cardinals, Friday at 4 p.m. Josh Burks, Josh Shoate, and Gage Ward The tournament is shaping up to be a memorable as both Adamsville and McNairy Central try to bring the title back to the county. Tournament history proves this is a difficult task. In 2011, Chester County won it all for the first time in school history, and the Eagles will attempt to defend their title this go-around. In 28 years, McNairy Central has been crowned champions only three times (1985, 1995, 2010), and Adamsville has won the tournament only once (2007). Hardin County comes in with rich tournament history on its side, having won the tournament seven times. Bolivar and Lexington are also no strangers to the winner’s circle. The two have combined for four tournament titles. Neither Clarksburg nor Scotts Hill have ever won the tournament. District 15-A All-District Academic: Dalton Plunk, Josh Shoate, Alex Whatever the outcome may be, the county is Sparks, Nathan Skinner, Seth Killingsworth, Colton Williams, John sure to see some spectacular baseball played this Blakely, Steven Searcy, Justin Salazar, Blake Elrod, Hayden Reece, Trae District 15-A All-District Team: Taylor Alexander, Drake Fox, John Blakely, week, and we hope everyone can come out and Kasey Hurley, Josh Burks, John Reed Odom, Chase Gunn, Blake Elrod, Smalley, Derek Boyd, Jonah Lusk, Josh Lunsford, Gage Ward, (Not Picsupport their local baseball programs.

Hayden Reece, Josh Lunsford, Josh Shoate, (Not Pictured) Jalen Kendall

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Lady Bobcats pick up pair of road wins over pair of Tigers By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

The McNairy Central Lady Bobcats went 2-for-2 in games against teams with Tiger mascots last week when they faced Bolivar Central and Middleton. The team compiled eight games into nine days, working through Spring Break and competing in two tournaments, and still won five out of eight games.

McNairy Central- 14 Middleton- 1

Injuries have affected this season’s performance, and the Lady Bobcats are adjusting

to the new changes. A break in the schedule has given the team sometime to recoup for upcoming home games. “The Middleton game gave us a chance to play some players in new positions,” said Lady Bobcat Coach Mellanie Surratt and to settle in replacing some injured players in key positions.” With the bases loaded, MCHS senior Kindra Brown blasted a grand slam at Middleton on April 3. After the 14 hit-14 run win, Kelly Beth Ernest bumped up to an overall 4-1 pitching record. (MCHS) Kindra Brown: 3-5, 1HR,

2SB; Kelley Moore: 3-4, 2-2B, SB; Mikaela Rowland: 2B, SB; Macee Taylor: 2SB; Kelly Beth Ernest: 2B; Jacey Whirley: SB; Makayla Holley: SB; Allison Dillon: SB

McNairy Central- 9 Bolivar Central- 1

Before defeating Middleton, McNairy Central conquered the Lady Tigers at Bolivar on April 2. The game got off to a slow start after two scoreless innings. Nevertheless, the Lady Bobcats prevailed, producing 14 hits and nine runs to Bolivar’s eight hits and one run. “This was a good win,” said Surratt. “The girls stepped up

and played a good game.” Macee Taylor hit her first home run of the season, and Brown picked up the win on the mound, holding Bolivar to one run. (MCHS) Macee Taylor: 2-4, HR, SB; Mikaela Rowland: 3-4, 3B, 2B, SB; Jacey Whirley: 2-4, 2B, SB; Kelley Moore: 3-4, 3B, 2B, SB; Lily Nixon: 2SB; Kindra Brown: SB; Makayla Holley: SB Facing a full schedule with another month of regular season play, the Lady Bobcats have a 9-7-1 (5-1) record and nine district competitions remaining.

Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

With confusion in the Lady Mustang outfield, senior Lady Cardinal Macayla Kiddy runs away from the competition and takes third easily.

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it a two run inning for AHS. Starting pitcher Taylor Hutton took the loss and was relieved in the bottom of the fourth by Parker Davis. The Lady Lions brought in four additional runs in that bottom that the Lady Cardinals were unable to match. “We did a poor job of putting the ball in play,” said McGee. “We made six errors. There was no chance to beat a quality team in top performance in this ball game. Lastly, until we are able to make adjustments at the plate, we are going to struggle against quality pitching.” (AHS) Kristina Milford: 1-3, 2B; Gabby Morris: 1-1, 2B; Samantha Oaks: 2-2, 2SB Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

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Battling in the batter’s box, Makayla Holley follows through and drives a fly ball to center field. Holley managed to steal a base against Middleton and stole another against Bolivar Central on April 3.

From the mound, senior pitcher Kindra Brown releases a fast ball and slides to the outside of the circle. Along with picking up a win against Bolivar, Brown hit a grand slam in the Lady Cats’ game against Middleton.

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First Annual Ride Against Hunger 100 Mile Motorcycle Poker Run April 28, 2012 $25 Per Bike • $10 per Extra Poker Hand Come Join ODBM Food Pantry and their amazing sponsors and volunteers for a benefit ride to help feed the hungry in the Hardin, McNairy, and Wayne County areas. We deliver 85 backpacks per week for school kids. You can make a positive difference in your community and have fun at the same time! The ride begins at Pickwick Landing State Park and ends at Uptown Bistro in Savannah. Stops include: • Starts at Pickwick Landing State Park • Main Street Cycle in Tishamingo - Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Soft Drinks • Colbert Ferry Landing (Nachez Trace) - Energy Bars & Bottled Water • Walnut Grove Community Center (Hwy 69) - Stuffed Jalepenos & Pepsi • Uptown Bistro on Main Street - Motorcycle Cake & Prizes / Auction

Registration begins at 9:00 am at Pickwick Landing State Park First Bike out at 10:00 am & Last Bike in at 2:30 pm Winners announced at 3:00 pm Watch for the Poker Run Signs!

Approaching a week full of games, the Lady Cardinals will host Riverside on Thursday with a record of 10-5-2. Then Adamsville will compete in a tournament at Covington on Friday and Saturday before hosting Scotts Hill on Monday.


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Adamsville survives scare from Middleton

BOBcats From Page 1B

McNairy Central- 19 JCM- 0

Following up a one-hitter is usually a tough thing to do, but instead, the Bobcats one-upped it. Chase Smith and BJ Dickey combined for a three-inning no-hitter against the Cougars, and were only a walk away from a perfect game. Smith received the win after going two innings and striking out four. He also drove in four runs at the plate. Dickey closed out the final inning by striking out the side. He also drove in two runs and stole two bases. JCM’s pitchers walked nine,

and 14 Bobcats reached base in the contest on their way to scoring 19 runs on only seven hits.

By Andrew Alexander

Box Score R H E JCM 0 00 0 x x x x 00 00 02 MCHS 6 13 x x x x x 19 07 01

Sports Writer

The Cardinals demolished the Tigers in their meeting on April 2, but it took some work to put Middleton away on the road last Wednesday.

(MCHS) Brady Dancer: 1-1, 3RBI, 2B, R, BB; Tyler Steen: 1-1, 2RBI, R; Clay Dancer: 1-1, 2RBI, R; BJ Dickey: 1-1, 2RBI, 2SB; Dakota Roden: 1-1, 2RBI; Matt Chandler: 1-1, RBI, 2B, R; Chase Smith: 1-2, 4RBI, R, BB; Austin Gafford: RBI, 2R SB, BB; Craig Mullins: RBI, 2R, BB; Jacob Mullins: R, RBI, BB; Marcus Nash: RBI, R, 2BB; Jonathan Nixon: 3R, BB; Blake Chandler: 2R, SB, BB; Tyler Wells: R, SB

Adamsville- 11 Middleton- 10

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Goalkeeper Josh Shoate gets some help from a Cardinal defender while making a save.

Cardinal Soccer ties Scotts Hill in first game By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

After 20 days of waiting to kick off their 2012 regular season, the Adamsville Cardinals were thankful to play their first game of the year.

Adamsville- 0 Scotts Hill- 0

In the Cardinals’ first soccer match, AHS played Scotts Hill to a 0-0 draw, with which Cardinal head coach Steven Price was not displeased. “It was a defensive struggle. Neither team could take advantage of their opportuni-

ties,” said Price. “It was the first game of the year. We’re still shaking off the rust, and new players are still learning. I was pleased with it.” Scotts Hill put nine shots on goal in the contest while Adamsville had seven. Senior goalkeeper Josh Shoate recorded three saves in the match. Jack Majors also saw time in the goal and recorded three saves as well. The Cardinals’ match scheduled against Riverside for last Thursday was canceled. They will travel to Chester County Thursday to take on the Eagles.

With an 8-0 lead going into the bottom of the second, it appeared that Adamsville was on its way to another easy victory over the Tigers, but things were not what they appeared. “Scary game at Middleton,” said Cardinal head coach Steven Lambert. “Let them back in the game after getting on them early. Luckily, we were able to answer and stay undefeated in the district. Proud to be 4-0.” Middleton pushed eight runs across the plate in the bottom of the second and another in the fourth to take a 9-8 lead, but Adamsville did not roll over. In the top of the fifth, Drew Griswell tripled and later scored on a Hunter McSwain single. McSwain then scored on a Kasey Hurley sacrifice fly to give AHS a 10-9 lead. Josh Chappell came up with an insurance run in the sixth by hitting his second home run in as many games, and it proved to be the difference for the Cards with Middleton scoring a run in their last at-bat. Chappell got the start on the mound for Adamsville and was relieved by senior Josh Burks. Hurley entered in the fourth inning and finished it out for the Cardinals, picking up his first win in the process. Box Score R H E AHS 5 3 0 0 2 1 0 11 08 02 MHS 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 10 10 01 (AHS) Drew Griswell: 2-3, 3B, 2RBI, R; Jalen Kendall: 2-4, 2B, 3RBI, 2R; Hunter McSwain: 2-4, RBI, 2R; Jacob Wallace: 1-3, 3B, 2R; Josh Chappell: 1-4, HR, RBI, R; Kasey Hurley: RBI, R; John Reed Odom: 2R

TCA Tennis tops AHS By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

The Cardinal Tennis teams suffered a couple tough losses April 3 when they traveled to Jackson, Tenn. to take on Trinity Christian Academy. Cardinal Tennis head coach Michael Harvill said it was a tough day for his teams and it showed in the scores. Despite the losses, the girls are still 3-1 and the boys are 2-2. The girls tasted defeat for the first time all season, losing 7-2 to the Lady Lions. Freshman Allison Smarsh was the only Lady Cardinal to pick up a victory in a singles match. She won 8-3. In doubles action, Ali Gean and Caroline Gray picked up an 8-6 victory. The Cardinal boys fell to the Lions 7-0. Freshman Cody Trumble played the boys’ closest singles match but lost, 8-5, to TCA’s Mason Ross. The Cardinals were scheduled to play at Lexington last Thursday, but that match was canceled. They will host Lexington at Buford Pusser Memorial Park Thursday.

Photo by Allison Templeton

Cardinal senior Josh Burks gets some time on the mound.

Bracket Challenge Champion crowned

File Photo by Andrew Alexander

Bobcat Austin Gafford takes his base after drawing a walk. The senior finished the day with five runs, three hits, two stolen bases, a triple, and one RBI.

Undefeated From Page 1B

game,” said Bobcat head coach Nick Cook. “It took a while for our guys to adjust to Chester’s swarm style offense, but they never got any quality looks near the goal.” Goalkeeper Tyler Henry flawlessly saved seven out of seven shots by Chester County. In overtime play, sophomore midfielder Easton Hawkins scored at approximately 81 minutes and 30 seconds and was assisted by senior Juan Macias. MCHS junior midfielder Matt Frye gave the Bobcats a second goal at 91 minutes for the 2-0 win.

“Juan Macias started slicing through the exhausted Chester defense,” said Cook, “and set Easton Hawkins up for an easy goal in overtime. Later Matt Frye stole a ball while running rampant through the Chester defense and then he found the back of the net.” Rainouts have forced the Bobcats to postpone games against Adamsville and Liberty Tech, but upcoming games include Trinity Christian and Scotts Hill. McNairy Central will face these district foes with a 4-0 record.

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Adamsville Mayor David Leckner receives the Independent Appeal’s 2012 Bracket Challenge Championship Certificate from Andrew Alexander after winning the contest last week. Leckner’s 172 point bracket earned him county basketball bragging rights for a year, a championship certificate, and a $30 gift card to Shaker’s Pizza in Selmer. Leckner ran away with the contest in the last two rounds and finished 14 points higher than the next closest contestant. Thanks to all who submitted entries, and best of luck to all our competitors next year.

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

AHS’s Cody Trumble returns the volley with a forehand thrust last week.


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New leaders chosen at Blue Mountain College

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A dozen Blue Mountain College students are installed as members of the 2012-13 Student Body Association Council. Pictured: Abby Wade, Euzelian Representative, Memphis; Ashleigh Moss, Koinonia Representative, Collierville, Tenn.; Jamie Wagner, Secretary-Treasurer, Selmer, Tenn.; and Hannah Forsythe, Baptist Student Union Representative, Selmer, Tenn. Standing are: Macy Watkins, Eunomian Representative, Potts Camp; Jon Logan Little, Ekklesian Representative, New Albany; Spencer Hansen, Berean Representative, Atoka, Tenn.; Jon Baker, President, Dumas; Ryan Reed, Ministerial Association Representative, Pocahontas, Tenn.; Brad Smith, Commuter Representative, New Albany; and Shelby Sexton, Modenian, Representative, Moss Bluff, La.

Machu Picchu visitor at Michie Elementary School

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Following a unit of study on Machu Picchu, an Inca city in Peru, South America, fourth and fifth graders at Michie School were visited by someone who has actually been there. A few years ago Marti Thweatt travelled to Machu Picchu where she collected some unique artifacts and souvenirs. She was happy to share these items with the students. In return, the students shared with her the projects they had done in class.

Volume 07 Issue 61 April 10, 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


April 10

•BsB Riverside H 4:00 • SOC TCA A 5:00 •SB Chester Co H 5:30

April 11

•BsB Independent Appeal Tourney

April 12

BSES Students Kick Butts

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to speak up and take action against tobacco use. It is a creative means to involve youth in addressing tobacco use through a “kids” approach. Kick Butts Day involves students from schools across the country participating in events and activities that call attention to the problems caused by tobacco. Tennessee youth will paint “shorts” in honor of a life cut short. Pictured: Mrs. Anita Graves, art teacher and Renee Nathans, an eighth grader of Bethel Springs Elementary School. Renee is holding her entry for Kick Butts Day: Lives Cut Short.

A Man in Uniform By Aaron Friend

The United States military is one of the most powerful militaries in the history of the world. One of the reasons for this is the fact that the military is bursting with some of the most patriotic and brave people in the world. One thing that makes these particular people is that they are willing to go the distance for their country, no matter what the circumstances are. The pride that each of these people have for their country is what sets them apart from so many other people. Thus, it is important to reveal the thoughts that reside within one person from McNairy Central High School who is going to be serving this fine country.

•TEN Adamsville A 4:00 •SOC Scotts Hill 5:00 •SB Southside A 5:00 •Band Spring Concert 7:00

April 16

•Class Meetings during HR •TEN Trinity H 4:00 •SB Bolivar H 5:30

April 17

•TEN Liberty H 4:00 •SOC Sacred Heart 5:00 •SB Hardin Co A 5:00

Ron Dempewolf Ron Dempewolf is a senior this year. Dempewolf said that he has already enlisted in the United States Army, with active duty in the intelligence field. Dempewolf said that his ship date is set for June 12, 2012, and he plans to ful-

fill twenty years in the Army. When asked why he joined the Army, Dempewolf said that he had never really wanted to do anything else. Since he never planned to attend a university, Dempewolf realized that he just wanted to join the United States Army. Furthermore, Dempewolf said that he has had multiple members of his family served in the United States armed forces. His cousin, Dennis Smith, is a marine currently working inside of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Finally, Dempewolf was asked what the United States meant to him. In response, Dempewolf replied, “The United States is my homeland and the greatest country on Earth.” The patriotic sentiment described by Dempewolf certainly describes the feelings of the men and women that join the United States military year after year. The bravery shown by these courageous men and women should thus, be applauded. Whether you are for or against the wars that we wage should not interfere with having a sense of appreciation for the troops that risk their lives day in and day out to help preserve the freedoms that Americans enjoy each year. So next time you see a man (or woman) in uniform, please be sure to thank them for their service and devotion to this great nation.

School menus ADAMSVILLE JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL Monday, April 16 Pepperoni pizza, chicken rings, taco bar, rolls, French fries, wk corn, lima beans, mac & cheese, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, April 17 Cheese sticks with sauce, ravioli casserole, hot dog/potato bar, bread sticks, French fries, potatoes au gratin, California vegetable blend, baked apples, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, April 18 Stuffed crust pepperoni pizza, cheeseburger, oriental bar, French fries, roasted redskin potatoes, wk corn, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Thursday, April 19 Meatball sub, rotel chicken, pork roast & gravy, salad bar, rolls, French fries, tiny whole potatoes, glazed carrots, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Friday, April 20 Pepperoni pizza, grilled chicken salad, breakfast bar, French fries, Mexicali corn, ranchero beans, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk MCNAIRY CENRAL HIGH SCHOOL Monday, April 16 Cheese pizza, popcorn chicken, Mexican bar, rolls, French fries, tinywhole potatoes, California vegetable blend, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, April 17 Cheese sticks & sauce, spaghetti & meat sauce, potato bar, breaks sticks, French fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, green peas, baked apples, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, April 18 Stuffed crust pepperoni pizza, mini burgers, salad bar, French fries, roasted redskin potatoes, baked beans, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Thursday, April 19 Stuffed crust sausage pizza, chicken & dumplings, deli bar, cornbread, French fries, breaded

Brain Breaks By: Holly Henson

Learning new things at school every day can be very rewarding but also very tiring if you have lecture for the whole hour and a half of class. Considering the average attention for teenagers is about twenty minutes, many students start to lose focus and attention during each block. To help solve this problem history teacher, John Friend, decided to give brain breaks every day in each of his classes. Seniors, Emily Harris, Jeremy Prather and Terry Somers get to experience brain breaks everyday together in Friend’s psychology class. Harris loves brain breaks and thinks it is a great tool to use in the classroom. “Mr. Friend normally gives about five minutes for our brain breaks. I think it is the perfect amount of time. It gives us enough time to soak in what he has been teaching without us wandering off,” said Harris. During brain breaks, she usually gets up and stretches, uses the restroom, finishes up on notes, or just chats with friends. She feels that being able to do all these things provides a very positive effect during class time. “Brain breaks help students to stay more focused. Taking a break gives students the opportunity to stretch, and when class starts back they are ready to pay attention,” commented Harris. According to her, all classes should adopt the idea of giving a brain break. “Brain breaks are a great tool for classes that require students to

okra, pinto beans, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Friday, April 20 Pepperoni pizza, spicy chicken sandwich, taco bar, French fries, steamed asparagus, Mexicali corn, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk SELMER ELEMENTARY/SELMER MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday, April 16 Breakfast: French toast sticks/syrup, choice of cereal, choice of juice, milk Lunch: turkey/cheese deli sandwich, chicken rings, rolls, green beans, mac & cheese, blushing pears, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, April 17 Breakfast: steak & biscuit, choice of cereal, choice of juice, milk Lunch: traveling taco, meat loaf, chef salad deluxe, cornbread, pinto bean, breaded okra, collard greens, salsa, orange wedges, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, April 18 Breakfast: sausage breakfast pizza, yogurt parfait, choice of juice, milk Lunch: mini corn dogs, turkey tetrazzini, chef salad deluxe, rolls, fluffy whipped potatoes, purple hull peas, fresh strawberries, choice of juice, milk Thursday, April 19 Breakfast: scrambled eggs, buttered toast & jelly, choice of cereal, choice of juice, milk Lunch: ravioli casserole, hot dog with bun, chef salad deluxe, rolls, baked potato halves, California vegetable blend, creamy cole slaw, mandarin oranges, choice of juice, milk Friday, April 20 Breakfast: chicken & biscuit, 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

should be longer, in order to have enough time to discuss all the material learned,” said Somers. In his opinion, brain breaks serve many positives. “They give us time to “reboot”, to soak in what has been taught to us, and to release desires to talk which can prevent unwanted outbursts, like saying bunkie,” exclaimed Somers. Since there are so many positives, he believes that there is always a need for brain breaks in every class. “They benefit every student, and they give teachers a chance to get certain things done,” remarked Somers. Due to the comments, brain breaks sure to be a hit with each and every student. Hopefully more teachers will adopt this much appreciated idea.

absorb a lot of information. If students minds are allowed to relax halfway during the block, then they are more likely to meet their full potential,” stated Harris. Prather says that brain breaks are his favorite part of the day. “I think brain breaks are awesome because I can go to the restroom or get a snack. The only thing wrong is that they are too short,” explained Prather. He feels that students need breaks in every class so more teachers should really consider giving them a try. “Brain breaks only have positive effects. It helps students that really need to go to the restroom, that are hungry, and just really don’t care about what the teacher has to say,” ended Prather. Somers loves brain b r e a k s because they allow him to interact with other students. “During brain breaks, I usually discuss current events or what material is discussed in class. I do Jeremy Prather enjoys a minute to goof feel that they around during the brain break.


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BSES, SES students are “Walking Across Tennessee” By Schancey Chapman

program where each student logged every minute they were engaged in physical activity in order to win great prizes. The The University of Tennessee goal of the program was to see Extension Service in McNairy which student and class could County has partnered with walk the farthest “across TenDelta Rural Health Initiative nessee.” to offer a program called Walk The prizes include a backAcross Tennessee to county pack filled with goodies to get children outside and playing. This prize went to the student who had the highest total in each class. The student who exercised the most received an iPod Shuffle and a $10 iTunes gift card. The UT Extension Service congratulates Selmer Elementary’s fourth graders who won the class prize – a free field trip to HealthWorks in Tupelo, Miss. The winning school exercised a total of 143,448 minutes, which is about 9,563 miles! The two schools did a great job at participating and being physically active. Students in the nine classrooms exercised about 13,394 miles. They definitely “walked” across Tennessee! UT Extension hopes this program has Submitted Photo instilled a healthy habit for Bethel Springs’ 4th grade winners: Hannah Power–exercised 149 life. UT Extension would also miles, Lainey Hensley- exercised 167 miles, Adam Davis – exercised like to thank all the schools Family and Consumer Science Agent

students. This program had Bethel Springs Elementary and Selmer Elementary fourth grade students on their feet and moving toward a healthier life. Extension Service’s Program Assistant, Kim Smith, implemented the eight-week exercise

148 miles

Pi Day at Selmer Middle School

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Selmer Elementary 4th grade winners: Tyler Dickey – exercised 247 miles, Chasity Simmons – exercised 174 miles, Allie King – exercised 153 miles, Houston McCullar – exercised 249 miles, Jayda Lambert-exercised 209 miles, Tucker Gray – exercised 196 miles, (Not Pictured) Will Deaton – exercised 204 miles and teachers who allowed us in their classrooms to conduct this program. 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 to bring the people of the county various programs and services. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in all programs and employment.

Four McNairy Countians excel at 4-H competition

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Selmer Middle School students celebrated Pi Day on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, by bringing “pie” to school. Shown in the picture are, left to right, Kayla Reaves, Laini Plunk, Meg Suggs, Chase Lemilliere, Zali Robinson, and Lydia Locke. Students calculated the circumference and area of all the honored pies before eating them. Pi is the mathematical relationship that exists between the circumference and the diameter of circles. The decimal number for Pi, named for the sixteenth number of the Greek alphabet, is generally considered to be 3.14 and is celebrated on March 14 every year.


Four McNairy County 4-H members, Gavin Meter of Michie Elementary, Dylan Hunt of Adamsville Elementary, Allison Sweat of Ramer Elementary, and Wesley Rainey of Adamsville Jr./Sr. High, competed in the Multi-County 4-H Public Speaking Contest, March 15, at Brighton Middle School in Brighton, Tenn. Each had already placed first in the McNairy County Public Speaking Contest in his/her grade level, and all placed in the top 3 at the multi-county contest. Meter won 1st place in the 4th grade division, while Hunt place 3rd in the 5th grade contest. Sweat took 3rd place in the 7th grade competition, while Rainey took 2nd place in the 8th grade division. 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.


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. Clear Creek Baptist Church 1728 Lawton Rd., Selmer Chuck Castles, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 8:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church 6515 Hwy 57 East, Michie, TN 38357 Pastor: K. Brian Rainey Music & Youth Director: Cameron Miller Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7:00 p.m. Cypress Creek First Baptist Church 14 Falcon St., Selmer Pastor: Clifford E. Wynn, Jr. (731) 645-8094 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sun. 10:15 a.m. Corporate Prayer Service: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m. Eastview Baptist Church Hwy. 45 S., Eastview, TN Rob Burnes, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m. Falcon Baptist Church 777 Falcon Rd., Selmer Bro. Mark Hoover, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Adamsville 222 West Main Street, Adamsville Phil Mitchell, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m.

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

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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Spr. Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy, TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 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.


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.

Ramer Baptist Church 3899 Hwy. 57 West, Ramer James Young, Pastor Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Liberty Church of Christ 1005 North Liberty Road Michie, TN 38357 731-239-4500 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Stantonville Church of Christ 8228 Hwy. 142, Stantonville Larry Redmond, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God: Bethel Springs Church of God 1814 Buena Vista Rd., Bethel Springs Aaron Moss, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Center Ridge Pentecostal Church of God 910 Center Ridge Rd., Bethel Springs Rev. Terry Resley, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 Sunday Morning Service: 10:45 Sunday Night Service: 5:30 Wednesday: 7:00 Piney Grove Church of God 888 Rose Creek Rd., Selmer Rev. Tracy Sanders, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy: Church of God of Prophecy Hwy. 22 N., Adamsville Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Church of God of Prophecy 1642 Curtis Hill Church Rd., Bethel Springs Richard Horner, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 3886 Main St., Bethel Springs James Lawson, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Michie Church of God of Prophecy 6681 Hwy. 57 East, Michie Roy Bennett, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Cumberland Presbyterian: Court Ave. Cumberland Presbyterian Church 234 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. New Salem Cumberland Presbyerian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church New Bethel Road Rev. Jeff Powell Worship Service: 9:45 a.m. Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Highway 57 West Ramer, TN Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Methodist: Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 265, Selmer Rev. Terry Presson Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: Supper 6:15 p.m. & Studies 7 p.m. Lebanon United Methodist Church 250 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. New Hope United Methodist Church Sticine Road Michie, TN Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. David Harstin, Pastor Pebble Hill Methodist Ch. 2768 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Rev. Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.

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

Sulphur Springs United Methodist Located on Sulphur Springs Rd., Selmer Jim Barber, Pastor Children’s Church: 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Union Grove United Methodist Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday School: 10:20 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:20 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study: 6 p.m. Mt. Vinson United Methodist 2100 Tommy Sanders Rd, Stantonville Glen Scott, Pastor Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 Pentecostal: Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Bethel Springs United Pentecostal 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs Jeff Young, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First United Pentecostal Eastview 7810 Hwy 45 S., Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Monday: 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7:15 p.m. The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Gateway Holiness Chapel 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Michael Price, Pastor Sunday: 2 p.m. Thursday: 7 p.m. Presbyterian: Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Rev. Dr. Larry W. (Bud) Sizemore Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church USA 800 Poplar Ave., Selmer Dr. James Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Roman Catholic: St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st. Saturday: 8 a.m.

Seventh-Day Adventist:

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

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

Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 7 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. For info call 731-434-0097 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.



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102 - for rent

Real estate

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) House for sale in Selmer: 2 BD, 1 BA. Carport and garage. Central Heat and air. Approx 3/4 acre. Call 6456614. (44, 45, 46, 47) Building For Sale or Rent. 100ft. x 25ft. 127 Court Ave. $40,000 or $600/ month. Call 934-4316. (TF) House for Sale: 2 BD, brick. Owner financing $4,000 down. $450/month (731) 934-4316. (45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50, 51, 52)

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) For Rent: 2 BD 1 1/2 BA Duplex in Selmer. CH & A. Dishwasher, stove & fridge. Carport. $375/mo. No pets. 610-2877. (TF) House for Rent near McNairy Central. 3 BD, 2 BA, central heat & air, storage building, paved drive. Free yard maintenance. $525 + deposit. No pets. (Don’t ask.) 731-610-2877 (TF) House for Rent: 3 BD, 2 BA. No pets. 610-5553. (47) Trailer for Rent: 2 BD, 1 BA. $250/ mo plus deposit. No pets. On RamerSelmer Rd. 610-6614. (47, 48)


Lot for Sale in Beau Monde subdivision in Michie. For more info., call 632-3876. (46, 47) Mobile Home for Sale by Owner, to be moved. In good condition and fully furnished. 1991 Sunshine 14x60 with axles and wheels. Central heat and air, 2 BD, 1 BA, LR, Kitchen. $10,000. Call 731-610-4341 for appointment. (47, 48)

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)

automobiles 201 - autos We have 1997-2008 Jeep Wrangler parts, 1998-2009 Silverado Truck Parts, 2000-2008 F150, 250, 350 truck parts. Raceway Auto and Truck Parts. 731-925-8000. (TF) 2002 Toyota Camry SE. 4-door grey sedan with spoiler. 230,000 miles but in good condition. Features: Standard v-6. AC, Alloy wheels, sun roof, leather heated seats. Price: $2,500. If interested please call Nate Penland (731) 453-4554. (47) 1988 Ford F-150 SLT Lariat. Runs great, good condition. $1,000 or best offer. Call 731-610-1371. (47)

203 - equipment John Deere lawn mower 19.5 horsepower, 42” cut. Two years old, like new. $1,250 firm. New $1,750. 645-3012 after 5 p.m. (47)


Advertise here for as low as $5.00 per week.


miscellaneous 401 - for sale

Wednesday, april 11, 2012

404 - pets/livestock Dog for Sale: 4-month-old Maltipoo. White, female, up-to-date on all shots. Healthy. Playful, good with kids. Call 439-1466. (46, 47)

QUALITY USED CELL PHONES: Just insert your SIM card! Located @ IT’S A BARGAIN, just south of Wal-Mart on Hwy 45. Farm Fresh eggs and lots to look at, Check out our guitars and music stuff! Sale each week! (TF) Dell laptop $400 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-925-6183. (TF) Electric Lowery organ. Great shape. Call (731) 659-3010 or (731) 6591140. (46, 47) 1 500-gal diesel tank on skid $450. 1 300-gal diesel tank on skid $275. 55-gal oil drums, $10 each. Cut top off free. Call 645-8323. (47) For Sale: Tomato Plants, 60 varieties including HEIRLOOMS. Also vegetable plants, garden seed, flowers, HERBS and more! Sweetlips Greenhouses, 3705 Sweetlips Rd, Henderson, TN (731) 989-7046 M-F 8-6 Sat 8-4, Sun 12-4. WE CLOSE DURING SEVERE WEATHER. (46, 47, 48, 49) FREE: Fresh-cut trees to be cut up for firewood. If interested call 731217-3443. (47)

402 - wanted We Buy Scrap Metal, Specializing in Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUV’s. WE PAY CASH!! Will pay top dollar for buses, combines, big trucks and heavy scrap. Free pick-up. Will pay over $500 for some vehicles!! NO TITLE NEEDED!! (731) 610-8666. (TF)

501 - professional services

Will mow yards for the public (731) 610-9214. (46. 47. 48. 49)


215A Court Ave. Selmer, TN


Carla Hall Broker/Owner

(731) 645-4255

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)

5711 - Glen Dr., Selmer $95,000 *Brick house *Large lot *3 Bedroom *2 Bath *Double garage *Landscaping *Deck

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

Natural Fed

Pastured Chicken



(Bagged Whole)

Smith Family Farm

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404 - pets/livestock Stop scratching and gnawing. Promote healing and hair growth. Stamp out ITCHAMCALLTS! Shampoo with Happy Jack® Itch No More, apply Skin Balm®, add Tonekote® to diet. Mid-South Farmer Co-op (645-3238). ( (45, 46, 47, 48)

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


312 - Graham St., Selmer - $59,900

212 - Chestnut St., Selmer - $103,100 * Nice Brick Home * In town amentities * Dbl Garage * Deck * Large Living room * Split bedroom plan * Luxary Master Bath

#3244714: 488 Purdy Rd., Selmer, TN - CUTE AS A BUTTON describes this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. It has an open living area with laminate flooring, wood burning heater in fireplace. House has been completely remodeled. Three bedrooms on main level & master in basement. Deck, cp, wooded yard.


Mortgage Professionals, Inc. 100% FINANCING

112 - Mitchell St., Selmer - $52,500 * Brick * Single family home

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

*Ranch style *3 Bedroom *2 Baths *Carport * Located in town* 3 Bedrooms * 2 Baths *Shed *Fencing *Double garage * Fenced back yard * Deck


Thinking about refinancing your home?

Advertise in our classifieds for as low as $5.00 per week.

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

Buying junked, wrecked, and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731610-8827. (TF) Wanted: want to buy small boat for pond fishing. Any type considered. Call (731) 934-4493. (47)


Government Insured


#3242444: 318 N. Water, Bolivar, TN - Lots of house for the money. Brick home, large, fenced back yard. Inside is an open living area, formal dining, lots of cabinets, fireplace, hardwood flooring. Centrally located, walking distance to resaturants, grocery, movie theatre.

1) No house payments for the rest of your life. (2 No income or credit qualifications! 3) You continue to own your home

# 3215503: 264 Mollie, Selmer- Great area! Walking distance to school. The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has a large master suite on the upper level, large den & wet bar, office. On main level are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living area, laundry, screened porch on back & patio. Level back yard.

#3242656: 520 Mitchell, Hornsby, TN - Lots of room for the money. The home has a new metal roof & some new windows. Concete pad in front, shed, storage building. Inside the home needs some repair work. It has over 1800 sq. ft. of living space.



#3218257 190 Tammy, Selmer, TN - Lots of house for the money. From the foyer, enter into a large living room with fireplace & French doors leading to huge deck. Flooring throughout is bamboo, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, 36” doors, double garage, home warrnanty, storage bld.


10 acr

#3219786: 3000 Ramer-Selmer, Ramer - Ready for your horse w/fencing, barn, storage bldg. The vinyl siding, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home has an open living area (loft bedroom w/bath up, 2 bedroom, 2 bath down) double carport, new roof, 3 yr old CH&A, deck, 10 ac. Also available w/2.68 ac $129,900

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For Homeowners Age 62 OR Older #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.

# 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.



# 3225825: 501 Ridge, Guys, TN - Looking for a large building for manufacturing, storage, etc. It has over 5,400 sq. ft. of space with offices. It also has 1 40 x 100 metal shed with concrete floor - great for storing hay, farm equipment, etc. Located on almost 2 acres near Corinth.

#3239266: 19 Connie, Selmer - Vinyl and stone 2-story home on a corner lot. Enter into 2-story entry area, living room with beams & fireplace. Step down into dining area, eat-in kitchen, large den, master bedroom. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms & 2 baths. Floors are laminate, tile, carpet


Wednesday, april 11, 2012 501 - professional services Lawn Services - mowing, mulching, edging, weed-eating. Call Steve at (731) 439-5135. (43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50) Gardens tilled, bushhogging, gravel spread. Free estimates. (731) 9349777. (46, 47) Smith Lawn Service, commercial & residential. Lawn cutting & trimming, light landscaping. Reasonable rates & free estimates. Senior citizen discounts. Office: 731-646-2550 or Cell: 731-610-0528 Lawn and garden maintenance. (731) 439-3437. (46, 47, 48, 49) Custom computer sales, service, and repair. Anti-virus and cleanup. (907) 750-7613, savadrin@hotmail. com (46, 47) Eastview Mowing and Yard Work. Call 731-610-0435 for your mowing and weed-eating. (46, 47, 48, 49) Garden tilling, bushhogging and box-blading - FREE estimates (731) 609-3274 (47, 48, 49, 50)

503 - public notices

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated JUNE 10, 2005, executed by JUSTIN HENDERSON AND TASHA HENDERSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to LARRY A. WEISSMAN, Trustee, of record in DEED OF TRUST BOOK 375, PAGE 2863, for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR SOUTHBANK, in the Register’s


Will sit with the elderly. Days only. 20 years experience. Call 731-4381910. (47) Harris: Home improvement, floors, foundations, drywall, roofs-metal or shingles-, siding, hardwood, tiles. Thirty years experience. Call 731-4390343. (47, 48, 49, 50) Harris: Asphalt, seal coating. Residential and commercial. Free estimates. Call 731-439-0343. (47, 48, 49, 50)

Advertising & Marketing Majors Summer Internships Available Send resume to: Internships P.O. Box 531 Selmer, TN 38375

YARD SALE Wednesday noon, Thursday & Friday at 7:30 a.m. until ?

6509 Hwy 45 So., Eastview 4 large office desks, microwave table, plastic porch chairs, 2 bar stools, good jewelry, books, silk flowers, potted plants, men’s stuff, clothes & more. Carlins’.

HUGE YARD SALE Thursday & Friday 8:00 until?

2920 Hwy 57 East Between Eastview & Michie

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Office for MCNAIRY County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for MCNAIRY County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described; WHEREAS, the said Deed of Trust was last assigned to E-TRADE BANK, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY AS SERVICER FOR E-TRADE BANK, being the present owner/holder or authorized agent, designee or servicer of the holder/owner of said

indebtedness, has requested foreclosure proceedings to be instituted; and as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012 AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON), AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MCNAIRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN SELMER, MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in

MCNAIRY County, Tennessee, to wit:




Thurs., April 12 (7 - 5) Fri. & Sat., April 13-14 (7 - 12)

Pebble Hill Community

Friday, April 13: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

off of Chambers Store Rd. Full-sized tanning bed, antique cabinets, namebrand clothes, baby items, toys, movies, tools, 2 large potbellied pigs, and antiques.



Thurs. & Fri. 12th & 13th Crabtree Rd. 64 East shop at Peggy Evans home. Clothes all sizes, shoes, purses, jewelry & home decor. There will also be tools, fishing stuff, old collectibles. Lots & lots of good stuff. Peggy Evans, Connie Mullins, Janice Browder, Linda King

April 12, 13, 14

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

7 a.m. - until ?

Hwy 22 & Hwy 57 cutoff

Lots of items. Follow signs.


The Praxis Companies, LLC is currently accepting applications for

Experienced Production Positions

Praxis offers a competitive and comprehensive wage and benefit package which includes health and dental insurance, cancer, STD, accident etc., paid holidays, paid vacations, paid life insurance and 401K with company match. Praxis also offers weekly production bonuses.

Come join our team!

Praxis is a Drug Free Workplace



Apply in person at (No phone calls) 435 Industrial Road Savannah, TN 38372

Downtown 147 E Main Adamsville

Stantonville Civic Center

Reward $300


THURSDAY 7 a.m. until ?

Furniture, Stove, AC, household goods, clothes, men’s stuff & misc.

SATURDAY 8 A.M. until ? Several families -

Clothes, frames, kitchen items, and lots more.



Is committed to revitalizing


Personal Care Assistant Classes


our community by offering Now accepting applications through April 13, 2012 134 Main Street


Adamsville, TN 38310


731.632.1321 Dates and Times to be determined.

Call Cathy Sisson / Dave Bartlet at

This is a great opportunity to learn

Reeves Bros. Trucking, Inc.

new skills and receive a


Certificate of Completion

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DSP - Direct Support Professional Adamsville & Selmer Areas


Over the road truck drivers For our branch in Savannah, TN Our OTR Drivers make $45,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year


Over 20 Years & Never a Lay Off! Eagle Xpress 1105 Conrad Industrial Dr • P.O. Box 50 • Ludington, MI 49431

Are you Detailed Oriented? Love meeting new people? Work well alone and in a team setting? Opening for a

Office Manager Adamsville Office

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503 - public notices 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 23, 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 7th Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee and being further described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of the Dr. Michael and Audrey Peery property, as referenced by deed recorded in Deed Book 185 at Page 677 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, said point being in the center of South Liberty Public Road; thence run North 03 degrees 53 minutes 01 second West 26.770 feet to an iron pin on the North right of way line of South Liberty Public Road for the point of beginning; thence continued North 03 degrees 53 minutes 01 second West, along the East boundary line of said Peery property and partially along a wire fence line 684.444 feet to an iron pin set; thence run South 55 degrees 02 minutes 23 seconds West 405.998 feet to a iron pin set; thence South 26 degrees 54 minutes 28 seconds East 485.586 feet to an iron pin set on the North right of way line of South Liberty Public Road; thence run along the North right of way line of said Public Road the following: South 87 degrees 04 minutes 19 seconds East 35.291 feet; South 83 degrees 12 minutes 12 seconds East 82.016 feet; South 82 degrees 22 minutes 30 seconds East 43.033 feet, to the point of beginning, containing 3.476 acres, more or less. The foregoing legal description is based upon a plat of survey of Ricky Newcomb, PE, PLS, RLS 1470, State of Tennessee, which plat of survey is dated January 18, 2005. ALSO KNOWN AS: 452 South Liberty Road, Michie, Tennessee 38357-6043 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: Kevin Herrin; Melissa Herrin; Farm Credit Services of Mid-America,FLCA 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. 1286‑221402 DATED March 22, 2012 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee March 28, 2012 April 4, 2012 April 11, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ tcrow_120322_ 755 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 9371 45, 46, 47 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 July 25, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded August 9, 2007, at Book 388, Page 2052 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Sharon Sanders and Randall Lowrance, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, 208 Adams Avenue,


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Memphis, TN 38103 as Trustee for Wells Fargo Bank N.A.; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on April 30, 2012 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northeast corner of property described in deed of record in the Office of the Register for McNairy County, Tennessee in Deed Book 112, Page 766, same being at the intersection of South margin of Moose Lodge Road and the West margin of unnamed gravel road; runs thence in a Westernly direction, with the South margin of Moose Lodge Road. 120 feet to a stake; thence in a Southernly direction, parallel with said unnamed gravel road, 250 feet to a stake; thence in an Easternly direction, parallel to Moose Lodge Road, 120 feet to a stake in the West margin of said gravel road; thence in a Northernly direction, with the West margin of said unnamed gravel road, 250 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 139 Moose Lodge Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Sharon Sanders; Randall Lowrance

vided in said Deed(s) of Trust by USDA, and Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee, or duly appointed agent, pursuant to the power, duty, and authorization in and conferred by said Deed(s) of Trust, will on Thursday, April 26, 2012, commencing at 10:00 A.M. at the North door at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest bidder either for cash or 10 percent of the high bid price as a non-refundable deposit with balance due within ten (10) days of sale, (and if such balance goes unpaid, USDA will retain the deposit and re-foreclose) the following described property lying and being in the Fourth Civil District in McNairy County, Tennessee to wit: Beginning at an iron pin found in the western right of way of Glover Drive, the NEC of the Wayne Whitten lot, D.B. 87, pg. 447, run thence N87° 38’ 37’’ W with the northern boundary of Whitten 446.28 feet to an iron pin found in a fence and the eastern boundary of Foust, the NWC of Whitten, thence N00° 27’ 30” E with the eastern boundary of Foust along an old fence 160.98 feet to a fence corner, the NEC of Foust, thence S85° 49’ 01” E 418.89 feet to a concrete right of way monument in the western right of way of Glover Drive and the western right of way of U.S. 45 By-Pass, thence S10° 13’ 44” E with the western right of way of Glover Drive 151.18 feet to the point of beginning and containing 1.528 acres more or less. Being the same property conveyed by Jackie A. Kiestler and wife, Brenda D. Kiestler to Tony O. Tanner and wife, Amber J. Tanner deed of record in Deed Book 134, Page 267, in the said Register’s Office, and subsequently conveyed to Amber J. Tanner by deed of record in Deed Book 151, Page 575, in the said Register’s Office. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 252 Glover Drive, Selmer, TN 38375 CURRENT OWNERS: Amber J. Tanner The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or setback lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: McNairy Regional Hospital All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed(s) of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. Publication Dates: April 4, April 11 and April 18, 2012, 2012 Arlisa Armstrong Substitute Trustee 85 G Stonebrook Place Jackson, TN 38305 http// 9428 46, 47, 48

ment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, May 3, 2012 commencing at 12 pm at the Front door of the courthouse, McNairy chancery court; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Tract No. 1: Beginning at the Northwest corner of the Raymond Curtis tract; thence West 165 feet to a corner stake; thence South 601 feet more or less with the meanders of ditch; thence Northeast with meanders of another ditch 363 feet to corner stake on Curtis tract; thence west to corner stake on Curtis tract; thence North to beginning stake, 1.7 acres, more or less. Tract No. 2: Beginning at a stake in the South right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 57, said stake being at the Western edge of the Garvin Smith (also sometimes referred to as Winifred Smith) driveway; runs thence South 300 feet to a stake at the Northeast corner of the garden; thence in an Eastern direction 240 feet to a stake at a stump on the ditch, said stake being in the East boundary line of the Garvin Smith (also sometimes referred to as Winfred Smith) land and in the West boundary line of the Billy Armstrong land; thence in a Northern direction with the West boundary line of the Billy Armstrong land 270 feet to a stake in the South boundary line of the Arthur Smith land, said stake also being the Northwest corner of the Billy Armstrong land; thence west with Arthur Smith South boundary lines 7 rods to a stake in the South right-of-way of U.S. Highway No. 57; thence in a Western direction with the South right-of-way line of said U.S. Highway No. 57, 308 feet to the point of beginning. Being that property conveyed to Steve W. Lamberth by Warranty Deed of Rubye Jo Kennedy, dated February 21, 2003, of record in Deed Book 184, Page 173, Registers Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Betty J. Lamberth, wife of Steve W. Lamberth, joins in this conveyance for the sole purpose of conveying any rights, title or interest which she might have in and to the foregoing real property by virtue of her marital relationship with the Grantor, herein, Steve W. Lamberth. Parcel ID: 130-73 Map & Parcel No.: 130-73 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 258 Highway 57 West, Ramer, Tennessee 38367

CURRENT OWNER(S): Steve W. Lamberth SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: GMAC Mortgage, LLC, North Star Capital Acq. LLC, Stephen D. Plunk 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, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right 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. MCC TN, LCC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 File No. 11-02909 /CONV Ad Run Dates: 04/11/2012, 04/18/2012 and 04/25/2012 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad #24714: 2012-04-11 2012-0418, 2012-04-25 9477 47, 48, 49

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. 725‑152261 DATED March 29, 2012 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee April 4, 2012 April 11, 2012 April 18, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ tcrow_120329_1108 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 9421 46, 47, 48 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by that certain Real Estate Deed of Trust for Tennessee executed on April 2, 1992 by Tony O. Tanner and wife, Amber J. Tanner to Randle Richardson, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee in Book 189, Page 254, recorded April 2, 1992, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed(s) of Trust is the United States of America, acting by and through the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”); and WHEREAS, USDA, the current owner and holder of said Deed(s) of Trust appointed Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed(s) of Trust; and NOW THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as pro-

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE TENNESSEE, MCNAIRY COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Betty J. Lamberth and Steve W. Lamberth to Wesley D. Turner, Trustee dated May 4, 2005 in the amount of $50,800.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee in Deed Book 375, Page 970, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-WL2 by assignment; and, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2005WL2, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, 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; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appoint-


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Classes pay off for Adamsville artist By Christen Coulon Editor

Looking at the artwork of Bob Reynolds, one can imagine the decades of apprenticeship and learning that have allowed him to craft these works of beauty. However, Reynolds’ has taken a somewhat unusual path to becoming a fine craftsman. After spending a lifetime working with electronics, this Adamsville resident has chosen to spend his retirement years working as a caricature carver. Surprisingly, Reynolds began his art career just four years ago when he decided to take a three-hour class in pin turning in Nashville. Following the course, he found he had a knack for woodworking and followed up with a week-long course in woodworking in Lebanon, Tenn. Since then, Reynolds has sold hundreds of works and continues to produce his wonderful art. Reynolds credits, “an eye for detail,” with his ability to craft his works of art. He said that he picked up a talent and patience to work on things with such fine detail during his career fixing electronics. Reynolds worked at radio and television stations in Memphis then focused his talents fixing and programing gas and water meters before retiring.

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