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CHIEF DENIES WRONGDOING Latest development in Bethel Springs police scandal By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
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Paul Simpson, attorney for Bethel Springs Chief of Police T. E. “Pee Wee” Sowell, has issued a press release on his behalf denying any wrongdoing. “Chief Sowell has always conducted himself in a lawful and efficient manner as Police Chief of Bethel Springs and in his duties on December 4, 2011 issued a warning ticket according to proper police procedure. It is Chief Sowell’s position that he did
nothing wrong and the investigation by the District Attorney will vindicate him,” the statement said. Sowell was suspended without pay by Mayor Kay Cox in March. At the April 9 meeting of the Board of Aldermen, Cox said one of the reasons Sowell was suspended was that he changed a traffic ticket to a warning after it had been turned into the office. The board voted to pay Sowell retroactively for the past month in order to put him on an equal footing with policeman Bandy Burney, who had been suspended with pay,
after he was charged with patting Tiffany Shoate on the shoulder during a traffic stop. The board also voted not to pay either this month. The attorney general is investigating whether Sowell committed any illegal act. The board said that they would decide Sowell’s fate at a future meeting, depending on the results of the attorney general’s investigation. Alderman Bobby Gray moved to abolish Bethel Spring’s police department, but the motion was denied due to the lack of a second.
Attempted animal fighting conviction Car crashes into house trailer Offender gets probation, $50 fine By Christen Coulon
healthy and had food and water. However, the officers discovered that the food Ellis was referring to were the corpses of the pig and A Michie man was convicted of attempted cock goat. Ellis claimed to have found the animals dead on his property three days prior, and animal fighting, a Class A and said that he threw them into misdemeanor, in McNairy Counthe pin for his dogs to eat. ty General Sessions Court on Deputies were reported to April 5. Dogfighting is a centuries old activity have told Ellis at the scene that it Brent A. Ellis was initially which is now banned in all 50 states. was apparent that his dogs were charged with cock and animal fighting, a Class E felony, follow- Baiting is the term for placing a weak- not going to eat the dead aniing a February 16 incident when er animal into a cage with a fighting mals. West said that he cited Ellis McNairy County Sheriff’s Depu- dog. The dog is then expected to kill or for the fighting or baiting of anities, Jamie West and Sgt. Steve maul the weaker animal. mals and instructed him on the Ellsworth found a dead baby pig and baby goat in a pin with two In a recent investigation by the Inde- scene to properly dispose of the grown rottweilers during an in- pendent Appeal, area animal care pro- animal corpses. Following his conviction, Elspection of Ellis’s property on fessionals said that many stray pets Rushing Road. and other types of animals are used as lis was fined $50 by the court, ordered to pay court costs, The officers arrived on scene, bait for training fighting dogs. and was prohibited from any following a report of animal cruattempt to train dogs to fight. elty at that location. According to the incident report filed by (Editor’s note: Tennessee law prohibits all citizens West, Ellis claimed that his dogs were all from training dogs to fight.) Editor
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A car crashed into a mobile home at Bethel Springs last Thursday, seriously injuring the driver. According to the electronic crash report provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Ricky J. Kyle, 19, of Selmer, was eastbound on Murray School Road, in a gray 1994 Pontiac Firebird. As he was negotiating a right hand curve, he lost control, ran off the left side of the road and struck a house trailer, causing heavy damage to it. Kyle suffered incapacitating injuries, was transported by Emergency Medical Services helicopter to the Med in Memphis. A spokesperson for the Med told the Independent Appeal last Monday that Kyle was in serious condition. He was cited for alleged recklessness and carelessness and violation of the financial responsibility law (lack of insurance).
Officers crack down on sex offenders in operation spring cleaning By Jeff Whitten Staff Writer
Officers from the U.S. Marshall’s office, the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, the Selmer Police Department and the Narcotics Unit conducted a check on registered sex offenders in the county last Wednesday. During the sweep officers arrested Tommy Neal Miller of Bethel Springs and Willie Earl Spencer of Selmer for failure to register. Officers also captured Christopher Dale Roberson who was at large with warrants signed and Phillip Dale Kimmel (no charges listed). Dubbed operation Spring Cleaning, the officers checked on the registered sex offenders in the county. The U. S. Marshall’s office for the Western District of Tennessee got involved in cooperating with local law enforcement authorities in order to determine whether sex offenders were compliant with the terms of their probation or whether they were absconders due to the Adam Walsh Act, according to Inspector Don Hankinson of the U. S. Marshall’s office. The marshal’s office has an inspector in each of the 94 federal districts in the country. Each of these inspectors work with state and local law enforcement to set up a compliance operation, such as the one conducted here. Officers from the marshal’s office met with officers from the Sheriff’s Department and the Selmer Police Department previously in order to set up the operation. “We decided to do a compliance check out here to make sure that everybody’s registered and
MILLER ROBERSON SPENCER where they are supposed to be or if they’re missAs in many other Tennessee counties, this is ing in action,” Hankinson said. the first time such an operation has been conThe marshal’s service has the authority to as- ducted in McNairy County, in the 15 years Stricksist state and local law enforcement and to open land has worked in the Sheriff’s office. up an investigation of their own if the offender Hankinson has been doing this for three years crosses state lines and is residing in another state. and in most of the 12 West Tennessee counties he This is called an Adam Walsh investigation, Han- has worked, this is the first operation. kinson said. “They plan to do more after that,” Hankinson “We can charge some of these sex offenders said. with a federal violation, an Adam Walsh Act violaThere are 54 registered sex offenders in Mction,” Hankinson said. Nairy County, but officers did 57 checks because There are seven sheriff’s deputies and police some were added to the list by the Tennessee Buofficers and six from the marshal’s office, accord- reau of Investigation, Strickland said. ing to Chief Deputy Allen Strickland of the Sher“The important thing about this is that there iff’s Department. are three agencies working on this. For society, Sex offenders can have various conditions of these people are not just living wherever they probation or parole. Those convicted with crimes want, doing whatever they want. We are going to against a minor cannot be within 1,000 feet of a check on them. They will comply or there will be school or children’s playground. Officers will want warrants issued,” Strickland said. to know that offenders are living, working or goThe Sex Offender Registration and Notificaing to school where they are supposed to. tion Act passed in 2006, also known as the Adam
Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. This act requires that sex offenders register and be monitored after they rejoin society. The marshal’s service first had the personnel in place to work with state and local authorities in 2009. Different states imposed registration requirements in a piecemeal manner and sex offenders were moving to states where there were no such requirements prior to the passage of the federal law and laws in all 50 states. The sheriff’s department plans to participate in this operation at least once a year and to do its own checks in addition, Strickland said. “The Marshall’s service has done an amazing job for us. They have been very helpful,” Strickland said. In one recent case, a sex offender who left the county and state was located within three days, Strickland said. “They are very competent and capable. They do an awesome job,” Strickland said. “I’m always glad when someone is willing or wanting us to come out and work with them and do a compliance operation,” Hankinson said. Hankinson said it is good to be able to check on registrants because if they only go to an office and say where they live, you have to take their word. “We’re only a phone call away and if there is something we can help them on, not just sex offender warrants or sex offender registry, but any other violent felons, we’ll be glad to try to help out and state and local (law enforcement) that needs assistance,” Hankinson said.
Churchwell inducted into Rockabilly Hall of Fame By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Milledgeville agent/manager/ promoter Reggie Churchwell was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame last Saturday in Jackson. The induction speech was given of Louise Mandrell of the Mandrell sisters. “Most people think: what is the least I can do to help the situation? Reggie thinks: what is the very most I can do to help the situation?” Mandrell said. “I love you for all you have done for my family. Thank you for letting me be here. My sisters are jealous,” she continued. Letters of congratulations were read from Scotty Moore of Elvis Presley’s band, the Skiing Squirrel, the Oak Ridge Boys, George Jones and Barbara Mandrell. “I think of you often from my little one-room cage here at the Animal Actors Retirement Home in Hollywood, Calif.,” the letter from the squirrel said. The letter from the squirrel went on to note that Churchwell got his start in show business as a professional table cloth puller. Friend and fellow promoter Rod Harris also talked about one of
Churchwell’s adventures as a table cloth puller. He said that after seeing Churchwell successfully pull off a table cloth, he noticed that everyone sitting around the table picked up the dishes. Such dignitaries as Milledgeville Mayor Dannie Kennedy ABC 7 weather man Mike McEvoy and St. Sen. Lowe Finney spoke at the event. Kennedy presented Churchwell a plaque from the citizens of Milledgeville, honoring his achievement. Churchwell is the only agent/manager/promoter ever to be inducted into the hall of fame. In accepting the plaque, Churchwell told a story of someone who once said that Milledgeville was the hub of the world and you could go anywhere from there. “That is what I tried to do,” Churchwell said. “He likes to put smiles on people’s faces,” promoter Steven Tolman. “I was flattered that I was asked, surprised I might add,” Churchwell said in accepting the induction. Churchwell noted that he had retired as a table cloth puller due to injury. He acknowledged that he worked with the Water Skiing Squirrel but did not know the squirrel had retired.
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Reggie Churchwell, McNairy County native, at his induction to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame last Saturday.
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Arts in McNairy Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland AiM announces photo contest winners By Amber Hamm Staff Writer
Arts in McNairy’s latest production, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, opened last Friday, with additional performances held on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at McNairy Central High School’s Little Theatre. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as adapted by Tim Kelly, was performed by 39 cast members, who were all children and youth under the age of 18. The story is a combination of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The audience follows Alice as she falls down the hole into Wonderland and meets many colorful characters on her way to the Eighth Square to become Queen. However, she ends up on trial for stealing the Queens tarts. According to Joanna Pitts, who directed the play, the show was a big success. “We had a very good turnout,” she said. “The audience laughed and clapped, and it was very good.” In conjunction with the play, AiM also hosted a Mad Hatter Tea Party on Saturday. More than 30 children attended the event at the Farmer’s Market and Rockabilly Park in Selmer. The children gathered at a colorfully decked out table and had tea, along with cupcakes, cookies, and other tasty treats. There was also a lavishly decorated croquet court, complete with flamingos and hedgehogs for the guests to play with. A fence was draped with white flowers, and red paint was on hand for children to “paint the roses red.” Cast members in costume were present to take part in the off-stage fun. Members of Cats In Action, an MCHS service club, were also there to help serve the refreshments. Quinnie Bell, organizer of the tea party, was satisfied with the results of her effort. “I think it turned out great,” she said. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was an all-around success for AiM. Cast members seemed to enjoy the production as much as the audience. “It was a wonderful experience,” said Jessica Wolford, who played the role of Alice. “Being
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Arts in McNairy’s latest production, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, opened last Friday, with additional performances held on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at McNairy Central High School’s Little Theatre. In conjunction with the play, AiM also hosted a Mad Hatter Tea Party on Saturday. More than 30 children attended the event at the Farmer’s Market and Rockabilly Park in Selmer. able to bond with the children in this way was such a gift.” Chloe Joy, who played the Queen of Hearts also enjoyed taking part in the production. “This has all been way more fun than it has been work,” she said. The role of Mad Hatter was played by 16 year old, Houston Robinson. “It was a lot of fun, and the cast was great,” he said. This was his third AiM production to perform in.
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Arts in McNairy announced the winners for their annual amateur photography contest during a showing of the photos at the UT/Martin Selmer Campus last Sunday. AiM provided food and refreshments for visitors at the show. The AiM Photo Contest Winners were; (Architecture Landscape) 1st – Marjorie Pess, “Uniqueness Of A Small Town #2”; 2nd – Rebecca Parent, “Desmoine, Capital”; 3rd – Ronnie Taylor, “The Tower”; Honorable Mention – Rebecca Parent, “Bridge Of Madison County”; Honorable Mention – Sarah Conrad, “Fireflies”; (People) 1st – Jackie Lutz, “Cool Down”; 2nd – Nick D’Acquisto, “Alone With My Thought”; 3rd – Charles Randolph, “Hanging Around”; Honorable Mention – Ron Bell, “It’s My Birthday And I’ll Cry If I Want To”; (Natural Landscape) Best of Show – Cindy Kryscio, “Wind & Water”; 1st – Rebecca Parent, “Oklahoma Sunset”; 2nd – Cindy Kryscio, “Simplicity”; 3rd – Nick D’Acquisto, “Hidden Waterfall”; Honorable Mention – Rebecca Parent, “Walk To The Beach”; (Black & White) 1st – Lisa Wilbanks, “There Once Was A Lady”; 2nd – Nick D’Acqisto, “Me, Myself, & I”; 3rd – Kim Boatman, “Highland Farm Tree”; (Pets, Wildlife, Animals) 1st – Rebecca Parent, “Afternoon Reflections”; 2nd – George Martin, “Blue Heron With Fish”; 3rd – George Martin, “Turkey Strutting His Stuff”; Honorable Mention – Kim Boatman, “Hippo Fun”; Honorable Mention – George Martin, “Young Raccoon In A Tree”; Honorable Mention – Bill Avery, “Come Fly With Me”; (Digital) 1st – Marjorie Press, “Uniqueness Of A Small Town”; 2nd – Charles Randolph, “Summertime”; 3rd – Kalea Henry, “Southern Soldiers”; (McNairy County) 1st – Kim Boatman, “Stained Glass Bee”; 2nd – Rhonda Henry, “Sunflower Salute”; 3rd – Beth Smith, “Spring Feast.”
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Dancing with the McNairy stars WorkForce Essentials cuts jobs By Christen Coulon
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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 Sam Vice and Marie Hurst. Sam Vise is a financial advisor at Edward Jones was somewhat surprised when asked to participate in the competition however Vise said that he would be ready when the big night came. “I hang outside dance clubs and in the parking lots to learn the moves,” Vise said “I have all of the seasons of dancing on DVD and watch them with my wife every Friday Night.” Vise said that he and Hurst have been tirelessly rehearsing their routine before work and after work every day of the week. “Marie can do a backflip and plans on doing it at the show,” Vise said. “We will take the gold medal we are like the black belts of dancing.” Photo Submitted Vise said that his team has been active in Dancers Marie Hurst and Sam Vice rehearse for the fundraising for the competition placing tip jars upcoming Dancing with the McNairy Stars event to around the area and had a beauty review at Selmer benefit the Carl Perkins Center. Civic Center last Sunday. Vise said that his wife was also helping at the fundraising and would be sellHurst said. “They provide at home services and they ing jewelry at the beauty review. do this free of charge.” Vise said that he was glad to be able to help out Hurst said that she does not have any formal the Carl Perkins Center and said that the center is a dance experience, and has only danced for fun in charity that is for the kids and for a good cause. the past. “They help kids that are in bad situations and “My team is pretty good,” Hurst said. “We had provide Christmas for kids that won’t have a christ- some help from some other people. I have a team mas otherwise,” Vise said. “So, if Luke DeLaVergne of people who are helping me do this. I already feel asks you to dance next year how can you say no?” like a winner.” Without completely giving away the intricate deWhen asked about Vise’s claims that their team tails of his team’s routine, Vise said that they would would win the gold and about his assertion that be doing a famous routine from a famous dancing their team were like the black belts of dancing, movie. Hurst replied, “Sam is nuts...There is no way we can “It is hot,” Vise said. “And don’t forget that Marie win it.” Hurst is going to do a back flip.” However, Hurst said that Vise was a great partner Marie Hurst is a foster care supervisor at the to work with and that the pair had a good jump on Tennessee Department of Children Services in Mc- fundraising. Nairy County and has first hand experience working “When people come to these things it doesn’t with the Carl Perkins Center. matter who wins,” Hurst said. “We just want people She said the when asked to participate in the to show up and contribute. The ultimate winners charity event that she was glad to be able to help will be the families and children that the Carl Persuch a worthy cause. kins Center serves. “They provide free service and help children that For more information on this year’s event, or to have been abused or when they have to go to court,” reserve your tables call (731) 646-3627.
The Selmer WorkForce Essentials office will be getting a new Career Advisor on June 30. After a year and a half at that position, Melissa Ingle will be moving on. The WorkForce Essentials’ five-year contract to administer the Families First program will be expiring then, to be replaced with a one-year extension. WorkForce replaced the Selmer and Henderson positions with one position that will serve both offices. Ingle could have applied for the position, but chose not to for personal reasons. She will be replaced by Jessica Young who is presently the career advisor at the Henderson office. Ingle was not surprised by the cuts. “They (WorkForce Essentials) have been very good in keeping us informed as to the possibility of some cuts. We knew we were at the end
of our five-year contract,” she said. The Families First program is Tennessee’s version the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, which was Aid to Families with Dependent Children before the welfare reform legislation was passed. Ingle said the caseload of her office varies from week to week. The office helps get people in the Families First program into college, GED classes, vocational-technical school, jobs or community service. Under the program, clients are first given a month to look for a job on their own. If they are not employed by then, they have to go to school or community service. There is a 30-hour work component, under the program. It is simple to get them into GED classes, but it may take some time to get them into other types of training, depending on the calendar. Currently, there are three
opportunities for community service: the nursing home, the Selmer Civic Center and the Jesus Cares thrift store. Seven people are currently enrolled at Tennessee Technology Center at Crump, Ingle said. WorkForce Essentials is a non-traditional, private non-profit organization, according to its website. It has offices in 35 middle and West Tennessee counties, with 200 employees. When individuals qualify for the Families First program, they must develop a personal responsibility plan with their caseworker. This plan includes making sure children receive immunizations shots and health checks, attend school, including kindergarten, regularly. They must also cooperate with child support requirements and agree to work or attend a work preparation activity, if not exempt. Teen parents must attend school regularly and live at home with their parents or other responsible adult.
Finger holds monthly meeting By Christen Coulon Editor
The City of Finger held its monthly meeting last monday night. During the meeting the board approved the minutes and then moved to a discussion of old business. The board discussed options for fixing the gym floor and looked at cost effective solutions for the problem. No specific resolution was settled upon and the issue was tabled for discussion at a further meeting. In other news, the board discussed the city’s upcoming baseball season. They covered maintenance, repairs, scheduling, and logistical issues involved in running their baseball league. Finger mayor, Robert Heathcock said there is still a need for volunteers
to help with field maintenance such as mowing as well as team sponsorship opportunities for local business. Heathcock said that sponsorships were $150 and helped cover uniform and operating expenses noting that all of the children in the league play for free and that he would like to keep it that way. In a final note, Heathcock brought up the city’s budget and scheduled a special budget meeting at 6 p.m. prior to next month’s meeting. The mayor said that some budget cuts would need to be made due to an estimated budget shortfall compared with previous years. Heathcock and several board members said that much of the shortfall was due to a drop in attendance at their Friday night dances. Several members cited the rise in gas prices as a likely cause in the drop in attendance.
Selmer gets new fire truck Presidential primary update By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Fire Chief Anthony Carr announced that that bids were opened for new fire truck last Wednesday. The Selmer Board of Aldermen approved ordering a cabin chassis at its April 10 meeting. This chassis will be at no extra cost to the city because it is part of the bid package, Fire Chief Anthony Carr explained. The chassis will be delivered in 90 to 120 days. “We just want to go ahead and get a jump on getting a chassis on it,” Carr said. Carr told the Independent Appeal Friday that bids would not be awarded for two or three weeks. He said that the bids were supposed to be a package deal, but some bidders made separate bids. Purchase of the fire truck will be funded by an Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In response to a request by Julie Mashburn of the 2011 McNairy Regional Alliance Adult Leadership Class, the board approved $1,000 in support for its project of placing road signs at the entrances to the county on all major highways. The road signs will be on Highway 45 North and South, Highway 64 East and West, Highway 57 East and West and Highway 22 South. The project will cost a total of $35,000. The class has received $15,000 from the McNairy County Commission and
$500 from Adamsville. They have applied for a $10,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant. The leadership class has raised $5,000 for the project and is attempting to raise another $5,000. The board approved an agreement with Williams and Jerrolds for auditing services. There is no change in fees or other terms of the agreement, Mayor David Robinson said. According to the agreement, the estimated fee is $27,000. Under the agreement, the hourly rates are $150 for partners, $90 for senior staff and $70 for junior staff. The board also approved the permit for Parks and Recreation Department July 4 parade. The parade will be from noon until 1 p.m. and will begin at the Courthouse and end at the City Park. In old business, the board approved rezoning of Highway 45 and Glover Street as well as the right-of-way of Burke Cove from General Business to Low Density Residential. This property is off the Bypass, near the University of Tennessee at Martin’s facility. This has been zoned residential prior to the general business zoning. It also approved rezoning two parcels between the nursing home and DHS from Office District to Hospital. McNairy Regional Hospital owns these parcels, according to Robinson. After being approved on two readings, both of these zoning ordinances are now law.
Guys in running for Roadscape Grant By Janet Rail Publisher
The city of Guys is in the running for a Roadscape Grant Project they initiated in 2009 to purchase two welcome signs for Highway 57. The grant total is $62,105.00. The city’s commitment is $3,500, as discussed in their regular meeting. Vice Mayor Wayne Henry presented the minutes from the March 19 meeting and financial report which were approved unanimously. The ending balance of the general fund as of March is $216,628.14.
The board passed a Debt Management Policy not to exceed 10% of the annual general fund revenues, excluding enterprise debt and revenue debt. Alderman Chris Howard reported notifying FEMA they will not participate in the flood plan as no residential properties are in a flood zone. The board passed a Fair Housing Resolution effective immediately and will publish a public notice and post in the community center and post office. The roadsides were reportedly mowed twice. Citizen Dennis Landry requested the city look into putting yellow stripes in the center of roads for safety.
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The board will look into this request. The city has requested a quote on mowing of the city property and is awaiting a response. They also discussed the potential purchase of a lawn mower to save on the cost of mowing but was tabled until the next meeting. Alderman Anthony Dickey reported a water leak in the fire department but had temporarily shut off the leak but no other reports on the dept. The community center will be used for a wedding reception and is available for rent for events. With no other business a motion to pay all bills passed and the board adjourned.
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Over the past three weeks, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has seven of the ten primaries and caucuses in his pocket. Romney won primaries in Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia on April 3, the Illinois primary on March 20, the Puerto Rico primary on March 18, and caucuses in Hawaii and American Samoa on March 13. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi on March 13 and in Louisiana on March 24. Romney defeated Santorum by a 44-37 percent margin in Wisconsin and by 49 percent to 29 percent in Maryland. Romney received 70 percent of the vote in the District of Columbia to 12 percent for Texas Rep. Ron Paul to 11 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The former Massachusetts Governor received 47 percent of the vote in Illinois, to 35 percent for Santorum, 9 percent for Texas Rep. Ron Paul and 8 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Santorum won the Alabama primary with 34.5 percent to 29.3 percent for former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Romney received 29 percent of the vote to 5 percent for Texas Rep. Ron Paul. In the Mississippi primary, Santorum got 33 percent of the vote to 31 for Gingrich and Romney each and 4 percent for Paul. Santorum won the Louisiana primary with 49 percent of the vote, to 27 percent for Romney, to 16 percent for Gingrich and 6 percent for Paul. Romney won the Hawaii caucuses with 45 percent of the vote, to 25 percent for Santorum, 18 percent for Paul and 11 percent for Gingrich. CNN has projected that Romney has won the caucuses in American Samoa and the nine delegates at stake, though vote totals from the 70 Republicans who attended these caucuses were not released. In the Puerto Rico primary, Romney won 82 percent of the vote to 8 percent for Santorum, 2 percent for Gingrich and 1 percent for Paul. Some familiar patterns appeared in the exit polls as in those in states that held primaries previously. Santorum won among those who believe abortion should be illegal. Romney won among voters making more than $100,000 a year, among moderates and liberals, among white non-evangelical/nonborn-again Christians and among those who believe that abortion should be legal. As in other states, the economy was the top issue and Romney won among these voters. The most important candidate quality was the ability to defeat President Barack Obama. Romney also won among these voters.
McNairy County Solid Waste - Recycling Center is taking bids for 3 16 ft. trailers. Specifications for each trailer ... 16’ x 6’4” tandem axle trailer 72” wire mesh sides with gate Treated wood floors Brakes on one axle Breakaway Ball couplers locks, all keyed alike Heavy Duty Swivel Jack Sealed Bids must be received by Cindy Kennedy at McNairy County Solid Waste, 170 W. Court Room 202, Selmer, TN 38375 by 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Any bids not received by Cindy Kennedy by that time will be disqualified and will not considered. McNairy County Solid Waste reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
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Hearnsberger on Top O’ The River By Janet Rail
Local farmer contributes to Jesus Cares at Spring Fling
By Jeff Whitten
For Tim Hearnsberger, owning Top O’ The River in Michie, is a dream come true. Many family members are restaurateurs and Hearnsberger is no exception owning the Selmer Sonic for 18 years, he is no stranger to the business. It’s a family affair as Hearnsberger’s father, Bill Hearnsberger, owns Sonic in Bolivar and his mother Susie White owns two Sonics in Ripley and Brownsville, TN. His mother has three brothers and the two have heavily influenced Hearnsberger’s drive to have a restaurant of his own. Ronnie Coleman who passed away last year had six Sonics in Alabama and shared restaurant ideas with Hearnsberger over the years and was a powerful influence. Tommy Coleman, another powerful influence, bought the rights to Top O’ The River from a man in Vicksburg, Miss. in 1982 who operated the restaurant in a gas station. “My uncle said it was the best catfish he had ever eaten,” said Hearnsberger. Along with the restaurant, Coleman bought rights to the family recipes and opened the first restaurant to bear this name in Anniston, Ala. in 1982, opened their second in Gadsden, AL in 1983 and the third in Guntersville, AL in 2002. “My uncle Tommy has always talked to me about my ideas to have my own restaurant. We’ve talked about it for over 10 years. Recently he asked me if I had
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Tim Hearnsberger behind the counter of his newest restaurant, Top O’ The River in Michie. Hearnsberger has owned the Sonic in Selmer for the past 18 years. ever thought of opening a Top O’ The River and this was something I never thought would happen and is a dream come true,” said Hearnsberger. His uncle Tommy also has several Sonic’s and Dadds BBQ all in Alabama. “We are all in the restaurant business. We started in southern Arkansas and moved to West Tennessee 18 years ago,” said Hearnsberger. Top O’ The River features hearty portions of food that are cooked to order and made fresh daily. They are one of the Southeast’s largest catfish and seafood restaurants. “No one else
does the fish meal but me,” said Hearnsberger. The catfish is farm-raised and grain fed in Mississippi. The seafood comes in twice weekly to ensure freshness and they strive to be the best catfish and seafood restaurant in the United States in overall service, value and food quality. “Everything we do here is homemade, including all our sauces, batter, desserts and all,” said Hearnsberger. This family is passionate about the restaurant business and share a common goal to be the best. “There are two people
I wish were here to see me open this restaurant, my grandmother Margie Coleman and my uncle Ronnie, but I keep them close with both of their photos in the restaurant so I can see them every day,” said Hearnsberger. One of the restaurants features is 15,000 historical photos from all area surrounding counties. Now Top O’ The River has its fourth location in Michie and employees 45-50 people. “I will always honor the family and the great food and service we are known for,” said Hearnsberger.
Spring Fling was held at the Selmer Civic Center last Saturday in order to raise money for Jesus Cares homeless program. Money raised at this event will replace some of the $70,000 in grant money that was lost this year. The event included a catered dinner, a fashion show and an auction. Though the money from the event is still being counted, Jesus Cares President Jim Gray told Independent Appeal last Tuesday that he estimated that around 400 people attended the event. “I was pleased with it. It was a huge success. The food was great. Tammie Daniels, the entertainment was great. You can’t believe all the people that worked on this to make it a success,” he said. Danny Maxedon of Counce was on hand at the event to donate $2,500 a prize, which was provided by the Monsanto Fund and Maxedon won for the charity in a program titled America Farmers Grown Communities that gives farmers the chance to obtain money for their favorite nonprofit organizations. America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society by helping them. Grow their local communities. Nearly 60,000 farmers participated in the second annual Grow Communities program which is designed to benefit nonprofit groups. For more information on Jesus Cares and how you can help with their programs call (731) 646-2600.
Besso’s opens in Selmer
Sulphur Springs Road wreck injures man
Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten
Amy Wilson and Kayla Strong are ready for business as Besso’s opens Friday in Selmer at the corner of Court and 2nd Avenues.
Selmer Classic Car Cruise-In
Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten
A red Chevrolet pickup smashes into a tree on Sulphur Springs Road in Selmer last Monday. According to Larry Forsythe of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, who responded to the accident, the truck driven by Larron King, ran off the road and smashed into a tree. King was transported from the scene by helicopter to the Med in Memphis. A spokesperson for the Med told the Independent Appeal last Tuesday that King was in serious condition.
MRA issues $10 weekend challenge to local residents
Where In McNairy
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and must contain the subject line ‘Where in McNairy,’ and a contact name and phone number in the e-mail body. We will identify each week’s winner in the following issue. This week’s winner will receive a $15 gift card to Sonic in Selmer. The Independent Appeal is not responsible for lost, misdirected or undelivered emails. Week 20’s winner was Greg Nichols who correctly guessed Pinehill Kennels off of Hwy 224 and Skatte Rd. in Adamsville and won a $15 Piggly Wiggly gift certificate.
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NOTICE OF MEETING The members THE BETHEL SPRINGS COMMUNITY CENTER, INCORPORATED, in accordance with the Charter of Incorporation for said corporation, will be holding a special meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room at City Hall, which is located at Bethel Springs, TN. The members of said corporation expects the agenda of this special meeting to include the following: election of directors or trustees, election of officers, and authorizing such directors or trustees to dissolve the corporation and convey its property and assets in accordance with the Charter of Incorporation.
The McNairy County Board of Education is accepting bids from suppliers of Diesel Fuel and LP Gas for the 2012-2013 school year. Bids must be sealed and delivered to the Director of Schools Office at the McNairy County Board of Education, 170 W. Court Avenue, Room 107, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 prior to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012. The outside of the envelope must be marked “Bids on Diesel Fuel or LP Gas.” Bid packet for diesel fuel may be picked up at the Director of Schools Office or the Bus Garage at 892 High School Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375. The McNairy County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids to accept the lowest and best bid.
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Robert Pickens’1952 Hudson Hornet and James and Annie Brumley’s 1955 red and white Chevy outside of the Rockabilly Cafe during last week’s Selmer Classic Car Cruise-In. April marked the first meeting of this years Cruise-In which is scheduled to meet again May 10. The group plans monthly meetings through October on the second Thursday of each month. For more information on this organization check out Selmer Classic Cruisers on their Facebook page.
Wild Hair ribbon cutting
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Local leaders, owners and employees of Wild Hair attend a ribbon ceremony in Selmer Thursday.
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The McNairy County Board of Education will be accepting bids for Custodial Supplies. Bids should be delivered to the McNairy County Board of Education Office by 10:00 a.m. on May 1, 2012. Bids will be opened at that time.
The McNairy County Board of Education will be accepting bids for Weekly Collection of Non-Hazardous Small Commercial Waste for the 2012-2013 school year. Bids should be delivered to the McNairy County Board of Education Office by 10:30 a.m. on May 1, 2012. Bids will be opened and read at that time.
Bid specifications may be obtained at the following location: McNairy County Board of Education 170 West Court Avenue, Room 107 McNairy County Courthouse Selmer, TN 38375 The McNairy County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to award the contract as deemed in the best interest of the county.
Bid specifications may be obtained at the following location: McNairy County Board of Education 170 West Court Avenue, Room 107 McNairy County Courthouse Selmer, TN 38375 The McNairy County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to award the contract as deemed in the best interest of the county.
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Congratulations are in order to this fine group of Selmer Elementary Students for being awarded the 2012 March Students of the Month. Each student received a special certificate for their outstanding achievement for following the I Care Rules and for showing respect to others. Mrs. Robin Bedwell, Project BASIC CDS extends a big round of applause to these respectful students and is proud to announce their accomplishment. (Bottom Row) Kindergarten: Kaden Barnes, Benny Brezarich, Colton Bushart, Lily Beth Fowler, Alexus Gaines, Eli Horton (Row 2) 1st Grade: Abbi Atkinson, Zane Lloyd, Jude Thacker, Mitchell Tucker, Conner Williams, (Not pictured) Emma Rickman (Row 3) 2nd Grade: Callie Paige Bodiford, Jaycie Cagle, Nancy Dragonowski, Nathaniel Overman, Gracie Young, (Not pictured) Anna Foust (Row 4) 3rd Grade: Katerrious Atkins, Maaliyah Chappell, Drake Crabb, Analyn Maxedon, Katlin Redmon, Kaleb Teague (Row 5) 4th Grade: Jewell Cooper, Harley Dotson, Darby Hollins, Izaiah Monroe, Taylor Pylate, Megan Smith
Bethel Springs Students Celebrate Read Across America By Christie Roach BSES Campus Reporter
Students and teachers at Bethel Springs Elementary School were so excited to be a part of their local Read Across America Celebration. NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Each day last week at BSES was dedicated to one of Dr. Seuss’ books. On Monday, students wore as many colors as possible in honor of the book, My Many Colored Days. Tuesday students and faculty came dressed as mamaws and papaws in honor of the book, You Are Only Old Once. Wednesday was Tacky Day to recognize Dr. Seuss’ book, Wacky Wednesday. Thursday was silly sock day in honor of Fox in Socks. Friday was dress as a book character day. Since school was dismissed on that day, we will be celebrating
Volume 07 Issue 63 April 17, 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
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•Fellowship of Christian Students 7:30 am Gym •Senior Project Presentations 8:00 - 3:00 •BsB Hardin Co 4:30 A
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book character day this Friday. Many teachers allowed extra reading time, DEAR, Drop Everything And Read, throughout the week. Teachers participated in a door decorating contest. This was the most participation that we have ever had during Read Across America week. Winners were selected in four divisions: PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and special teachers. In the PreK-2 division the winner was Mrs. Brandy Stone and Miss Katie Moore was awarded honorable mention. In 3-5 grades, the winner was Ms. Sandy Thomas and Mrs. Mitzi Mitchell was awarded honorable mention. In 6-8 grades, the winner was Mrs. Stacey Volner and honorable mention was awarded to Mrs. Jennifer Price. In the special teachers division the winner was Ms. Crystal Slaughter and the honorable mention was awarded to Mrs. Shelia Hurst. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
MCNAIRY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Monday, April 23 pepperoni pizza, chicken nuggets, Mexican bar, rolls, french fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, April 24 sausage pizza, dixie crunch fish, hot dog bar, hush puppies, french fries, white beans, creamy cole slaw, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, April 25 stuffed crust pepperoni pizza, cheeseburgers, breakfast bar, french fries, wk corn, baked beans, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Thursday, April 26 stuffed crust sausage pizza, meat loaf, chicken salad with crackers, deli bar, corn bread, french fries, stewed potatoes, pinto beans, turnip greens, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Friday, April 27 pepperoni pizza, BBQ sandwich, meatball sub, taco bar, french fries, baked beans, creamy cole slaw, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk ADAMSVILLE JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Monday, April 23 sausage pizza, chicken nuggets, taco bar, rolls, french fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, April 24 stuffed crust pepperoni pizza, BBQ sandwich, deli wrap, hot dog/potato bar, french fries, baked beans, wk corn, creamy cole slaw, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, April 25 cheese sticks with sauce, mini burgers, oriental bar, french fries, spicy Italian potato chunks, purple hull peas, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Thursday, April 26 meatball sub, glazed ham, oven baked chicken, salad bar, rolls, french
fries, potatoes au gratin, peas and carrots, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Friday, April 27 stuffed crust cheese pizza, spicy chicken sandwich, Mexican bar, french fries, pinto beans, Spanish rice, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk
SELMER ELEMENTARY/SELMER MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday, April 23 Breakfast: pancake/ sausage, stick/syrup, choice of juice, milk Lunch:deli sandwich, chicken nuggets, rolls, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, chilled peaches, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, April 24 Breakfast: biscuit and chocolate gravy, choice of cereal, choice of juice, milk Lunch: soft shell taco, hot ham & cheese sandwich, chef salad deluxe, wk corn, refried beans, salsa, orange wedges, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, April 25 Breakfast:sausage bagel pizza, yogurt parfait, choice of juice, milk Lunch: cheeseburger, chicken pot pie, chef salad deluxe, french fries, lima beans, mixed fruit cup, choice of juice, milk Thursday, April 26 Breakfast: mini pancakes with syrup, choice of cereals, choice of juice, milk Lunch:country chicken tenders, pork roast & gravy, chef salad deluxe, rolls, tiny whole potatoes, glazed carrots, steamed asparagus, fresh strawberries, choice of juice, milk Friday, April 27 Breakfast: chicken nuggets with biscuit, choice of juice, milk Lunch: pepperoni pizza, dixie crunch fish, chef salad deluxe, hush puppies, french fries, white beans, creamy cole sale, orange pineapple gelatin, birthday cake, choice of juice, milk
Se Habla Espanol? By: Holly Henson
In order to graduate, every student must receive two credits in a foreign language, usually Spanish since it is the only class offered. Although many students may complain about this requirement, it is said that English is one of the most complicated languages to learn in comparison to Spanish. Our Hispanic students here at MCHS know exactly what’s it’s like to learn our common language. Lidia Sosa and Ilse Perez decided to share their stories about learning to speak English and their Hispanic background. Sosa moved to the United States when she was one year old. However, five years later she moved back to Mexico where she stayed for two years. Then in early 2002, she finally moved back with her mother and two brothers, Jose and Kevin. According to Sosa, it wasn’t really difficult transitioning to the move until she came back from Mexico the second time. “Before I went to Mexico, there really weren’t any problems because I was being raised here at that time. Once I came back, I forgot how to speak English so that was a little hard,” commented Sosa. Unlike some Hispanics, she was able to learn English as a little girl which made it a lot easier. “When I came back to the United States I was very overwhelmed with myself because I forgot some English. However, I can honestly say that after a few weeks passed, I got the hang of it,” said Sosa. In her
household, Spanish and English are both spoken because of her younger siblings. Also in her home, many Spanish traditions are carried out by her family. “Around Christmas, we sometimes do Posada, which is sort of a reenactment of Mary asking for help when Jesus was born. It’s a Catholic ceremony, but we don’t always do it. On birthdays after a person has blown out the candles and made a wish, they bite the cake and the ones around them push their head in it,” shared Sosa. One day, Sosa says that she would like to move back to Mexico. “There are many positive effects of living in the United States. It’s a better way of life than what I’ve seen in Mexico, and there are far more opportunities and places to see and travel. Even though I love living here and there are many positives, the way people criticize other cultures without really understanding them can be very negative. Plus, Mexico will always be part of my background,” stated Sosa. Perez moved to the United States in 2003 when she was in the third grade. She moved to the United States to be with her mother and brother who already lived in Tennessee. In Perez’s opinion, the hardest transition about moving was leaving the rest of her family and friends that she grew up with. “Another transition I had to deal with in my life was learning to speak English. Although, it really wasn’t that difficult because I was young, and I
Lidia Sosa (left) and Ilse Perez display some of the symbols of their Hispanic heritage, including the flag of Mexico and a poster for Day of the Dead. was able to learn a lot over the summer,” said Perez. At home, Perez says that her family does speak Spanish. “Spanish is still spoken in my household. The only person who doesn’t speak it is my little brother, but he does understand it,” added Perez. Along with speaking Spanish, she and her family try to partake in a few Spanish traditions by making homemade tamales on Christmas day. Overall, Perez is happy with her move from Mexico. “I hated that I had to leave my family, but there are so many positives that have come out of it. I have been able to make new friends, live with my mom and brother, and learn a new language,” stated
Perez. When asked would she ever consider moving back to Mexico, Perez said no. “I don’t think I would move back unless it was an emergency, but I would go visit as much as I could,” ended Perez.
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Town Board April Meeting AT the meeting of the Town Board of Mayor and Alderman, held at the City Hall on Friday of last week, the following members answered roll call: Mayor T.E. Wilkinson, T.E. Buford, Lee Jones, George E Weatherford, and C. C. Smith Absent: Alderman Dr. T. R. Barr. After routine reports were disposed of, the following items of business were transacted: Motion made by Jones, seconded by Weatherford, that a deadline of May 1st be set on purchase of May 1st be set on Purchase of city auto licenses. After that date, a penalty will accrue. On roll call, passed. Another item of great importance was brought up. That is: delinquent city taxes. Motion was made and seconded that the city give the taxpayers who owe taxes prior to 1959, be given three (3) months to make arrangements to pay these taxes. After that time, they will be turned over to the City Attorney for collection. There have been requests from several citizens that stop light be placed at the entrance to Selmer Elementary School. Upon roll coll vote, all voted affirmative on the matter. Also there will be signs placed on the highway to give warning of the light. After the adjournment of the regular meeting, a delegations to discuss the possibility of securing a housing project for the city, talked to the officials. Mr. Zeno Yeates, (Architect who supervised the construction of the local hospital) ; his associate, Mr. Brantley P. Smith, and Harry Thomas, executive director of the Jackson Housing Authority, were members of the visiting delegation. Mr. Thomas took the floor, and explained to the Board just how the project could come to reality at no cost to the City, other than a small fee to obtain a charter. He said the Board would have to appoint a five-man committee to direct this kind of program. These five men would go to Atlanta to meet with the authorities. The town as a whole would be judged by these authorities. In turn, an economist from Atlanta would come to Selmer and make a survey of how many units are rally needed. Mr. Thomas stated that from the time the charter is obtained, actual construction could begin within 9 months. This will be a low0income housing project. In this project, the purchase of the site, construction for the units, and roads would be built, the city then would be required to maintain the streets. There are many citizens in Selmer, since rent houses area. This need will increase with the opening of the McNairy County Hospital, as doctors, nurses, and technicians start moving in. The Mayor and Aldermen will give this great thought and have expressed a desire to act in a manner which will be best or the the town.
Applications for Manager of Nursing Home Being Taken Notice is hereby given that the McNairy County Nursing Home Committee will receive applications for Manager of the McNairy County Nursing Home on and up to 10:00 a.m., May 1, 1962. Persons desiring to make application for this position may obtain application blanks at the Courthouse in Selmer. All applicants must be of good health, willing and able to devote full time to management of the home and must be able to assume management July 1, 1962. Signed, McNairy County Nursing Home Com,. Youth Recreational Council Met At Courthouse Tues. Twenty-five persons, representing churches and civic groups were present Tuesday afternoon at four o’clock at the courtroom when Rev. Robert Bryant, temporary chairman, called the Youth Recreational Council to order. After stating the purpose of the meeting, the, there followed a general discussion out of which came the following approved motions: That a boys and girls Softball League be organized. Oscar McCullar, Chm., Kenneth Hawkins, Jerry Smith, an James Boucher were appointed as a committee to work out the arrangements with the Little League organization. That a Tennis Tournament be organized. Leon Jons was made Chairman, and asked to schedule a tournament. That the possibilities of making a Volley Ball Court in the City Park be explored. Gene Burks and Dr. Hiram Woods were appointed on this project. That each civic and church organization be requested to give $10 for the Recreational program. Mrs. Joe E. Wyatt named temporary treasurer. That Rev. Bob Elliott be asked to contact persons who would serve as officers for the Council. That the next meeting be Tuesday, May 15, at 4:00 p.m. At the Courthouse. All agreed upon trying to do something toward meeting the needs of recreation for all ages of youth. Responses and more suggestions from young people and other interested persons, will be appreciated. Selmer Happenings Locals & Personals Mr. and Mrs. Guy Marler and daughters, of Memphis, were in Selmer recently. They came over to attend the funeral services of Mr. I. W. Randolph. Friends and relatives who visited in the home of Mrs. and Mrs. Grady Greene during the past week include: Mrs. Nd Mrs. Raymond Hurt, of Trenton, Mrs. an Mrs. Walter Rushing and David of Humboldt, Mrs. and Mrs. Monroe Hodum and Gail, Walnut, Miss., Mrs. an Mrs. Pinky Pinkson and son, Chappie of Oxford, Miss., and Mr. an Mrs. George Maxwell. Mrs. T.N. Humphrey reported on Wednesday that she
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Mcnairy voices How big a problem is bullying in the schools?
Caroline Anderson (Eastview):
Joshua Turner (Selmer):
Will Deaton (Eastview):
Kyleigh Atkins (Selmer):
Kaleb Teague (Selmer):
Morgan Turner (Bethel Springs):
“It’s a very big problem because the bully can’t just hurt the kid they’re bullying. They can also hurt themselves because if they hurt that kid and they can end up being in trouble and nobody wants to be in trouble. Nobody wants to be hurt, so everybody should just leave each other alone and be nice and make friends wit everybody.
“A big problem.”
“A huge problem because nobody wants to be bullied. They just don’t have friends and they are just mad. They just want to get back at the people they asked to be friends with and are not friends with.”
“I think it’s a problem because you can hurt others’ feelings but sometimes you can hurt your own self because when you bully somebody else that other person can tell on you and then you will probably end up in detention or you might be kicked out of school.”
“It’s a really big problem because some people get bullied a lot some people get bullied some time and whenever you get bullied, you can tell a teacher or adult nearby and the bully will probably get in trouble and probably get detention or get suspended from the class… and the boy probably won’t bother you anymore unless he doesn’t know that bullying is wrong.”
“I think it’s a regular problem because they don’t know how big a problem it is yet and it can hurt other people’s feelings. If you tell somebody, the bully could be put in detention. He could be put in alternative school.” Thanks to Pam Killingsworth and Selmer Elementary School for acting as hosts for this week’s McNairy Voices and allowing us to talk to some of their students.
McNairy Voices is a new feature in the Independent Appeal highlighting the opinions of average citizens about the issues that affect the citizens of McNairy County, the state of Tennessee, and the United States as a whole. The participants are randomly selected on the streets of the county. Their viewpoints are not necessarily that of the Independent Appeal.
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enjoyed several hours in the company of Mrs. Robert Baker of Sparta, Tenn. Dr. and Mrs. Baker lived in Selmer for approximately a year – about ten years ago, when he was engaged in medical practice here at Smith’s Clinic. Both Mrs. Humphrey and Mrs. Baker were attending the Tennessee Medical Auxiliary convention at Memphis on Tuesday, when they chanced to meet. The Bakers have three children, a daughter an two sons. Junior Beauty Review at Selmer elementary School audito-
rium Friday night, at 7:30. Mr. and Mrs. Arlon Henson and daughter, Tommy, of St. Louis, Mo., were visiting relatives and friends here over the weekend. On Saturday, they attended the commemorative services at Shiloh Park. Mrs. an Mrs. J.E. Hendrix an Mrs. W. E. Hendrix, all of Memphis were weekend guests of Mrs. Viola Sanders and family. Mrs. E.L. Whitehurst of Memphis is a house guest of her sister, Mrs. T Powell Sharp this week. Lt. and Mrs. Alex J. Garri-
son, Jr., of Columbus, Ohio, are the proud parents of a fine son, born on April first. The young man weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces, and has been named Alexander Jamison Garrison, III. Mrs. Charles Cude, Mrs. Garrison’s mother, is visiting them at the present time. Mrs. and Mrs. Rubel Hopkins and daughters, Wanda Annice and Regina Ann, other relatives. They were called home by the passing of her grandmother, Mrs. Cordelia Dickey. Mrs. Glenn Whitlow, Mrs. R. Carter Smith, Mr. Loyd Car-
roll, and Rev. And Mrs. Jason Harbert from the local United Presbyterian church, attended Presbytery and Presbyterial and Paris last Monday. The Independent regrets to state that reports on Earl Scott, who underwent major surgery at Kennedy Hospital in Memphis on Monday of this week, are that he remains on the critical list, at this time (Thursday morning). Junior Beauty Review at Selmer Elementary School audito-
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to members of our community who are serving in the armed forces: • Specialist Allen Alexander • SGT Joseph W. Baggett • SGT Andrew W. Bayless USMC • A1C Dustin Blakney, USAF 331TRS/FLT073 • PFC Andy Bryant • Sgt. Kyle A. Brown, USMC • GySgt. Christopher T. Byrd, USMC • PVT Matlock Caffrey, USMC • Staff Sgt. Susan Cawley • Staff Sgt. Alicia L. Coil, USAF • CPL Mandy L. Cooper, USMC • SPC Mark A. Cooper, US Army • SGT James P. Crain • PFC Anthony “Tony” Crouse • SGT Major Joel Crouse • SP4 Richard Crouse • Aaron J. Cull Senior Airman U.S. Airforce • SGT Bobby J. Dickey US Army • C.W.3 James R. Dickey, Retired • SGT Todd Joseph Drobina, US Army • Captain Bonnie Lynn Dunlop • Corporal Bradley Eisenhut, USMC • Master Sgt. Lonnie J. Ellis, Air Force
• Kip Ellison • LCPL Dwight A. Emily Jr. • PV2 Jana Estes • Specialist Bryan Ray Ferguson • PV2 Skyler Gammill, US Army • Lydia Gillis, US Navy E3 • Malcolm Gillis E6, US Army National Guard • SSGT Stephen R. Graham • Daniel Gray, USMC Lance Corporal • SGT Rob Gray, US Army • A1C Stephanie Lynn Griffin, USAF • SSGT Dustin Hamm, USMC • PFC Isaac Harville • A1C James Taylor Haubrich, US Air Force • Lieutenant Colonel (Chaplain) Billy Hawkins • SPC Matthew Hemby, Army • SGT Brian W. Hendrix • SGT Timothy Hixon • Staff Sergeant Brian Lee Hood • Wes Huffman, Air Force • Private Alex Johnson, US Army • SGT Ricky L. Jordan, USMC • Army Officer 1st Lt. James Lax
• Sergeant Joseph Lilly • Captain Troy E. Mathis • 1st LT Jessica Mayfield, US Army • SPC Ritchie A. McCrary • SPC Dustin McDonald • A1C Amanda K. McMillen, USAF • Joshua Lane Meek, Army • CPL Jeffery Mitchell, USMC • SSGT Patrick Michael Moore, Nat. Guard • SGT Major Paula Norris • Pvt. Justin Overton, USMC • CPO Denise Picard Culverhouse • SPC Jeffery A. Pickett, US Army • SPC William Andrew “Andy” Pickett, Nat. Guard • SPC Robert H. Pittman, II • CPL James Scott Powell • CPL John M. Powell • Ernest Purez, Air Force • E4 Sophia Reinke • SGT. Charlie Rickman, US Army • John Robinson US Navy • S/ST Ryan Robinson Air Force • Angel Rodriguez, Petty Officer US Navy
• SPC Blake Rudd • Specialist Robert Rzasa • Veronica Sebree Petty Officer 3rd Class • Alan Seigers, Army • SFC Patrick Michael Shaughnessy • CPL Gene Smith, USMC • SPC Hector Soto, Jr., Army • CPL Sam Speck, USMC • SGT Shaun Spicher, USMC • SPC Daniel Sullivan, Army • Jeremy Thompson • ET3 Jeremy Wilbanks, US Coast Guard • PVT Demaro Wiley, SC, Army National Guard • Joseph Lloyd Williams MM3 US Navy • Master Sergeant Stanley Wilson, USAF - Retired • SPC Jeffrey Witoszczak U.S. Army • Petty Officer James Matthew Wolford EDITOR’S NOTE: If your loved one has had a change in active duty status, please contact us at (731) 645-5346.
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Laura Griffin was born February 28, 1921 in McNairy County, TN, the daughter of the late Eugene Franklin and Minnie Pearl Moore Richard. In 1941, Ms. Laura married Mr. Griffin. Two children were born to the union, Paul and Teresa. She was a chef and the foods she cooked were loved by all, including her famous chicken and dumplings, butter rolls, and chicken and dressing. Laura had a very sharp mind, loved her cat “Boots”, watching the NBA (especially Shaquille O’Neal) and beautiful flowers. Her daughter, Teresa, owns the Selmer Flower Shop and Ms. Laura loved to go and visit with her customers and help make beautiful flower arrangements. Ms. Laura was a beautiful flower herself. She loved her family and her church, Eastview Baptist Church. She had shown her love in many ways every day to those around her. What a great lady of faith. Laura departed this life on April 9, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 91 years, 1 month, 12 days. She is survived by a daughter, Teresa Walker and husband Jeff and a son, Paul Griffin and wife Annette all of Eastview; five grandchildren, Paula, Angela, Lynn, Niki, Daniel; 6 Great Grandchildren; her cat “Boots”; sister-in-law, Jean Richard of Selmer; special friends, Sandra Thompson and Linda Cherris; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Miss Griffin was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Prather and four brothers, Dudley, Fred, Jack and Billy Richard. Funeral services were held on April 13, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer with Bro. Jetta Forsythe officiating and comments by Rayburn Richard. Burial followed in the Eastview Baptist Church Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers were Daniel Walker, Rayburn Richard, Steve Richard, David Richard, John Richard, Dr. Ron Bell, and Gunner Clark.
Adamsville, TN: Waylan K. Mount, age 94 passed away April 11, 2012 at The Bridge in Ridgely, TN. He was born in Chester County, TN, the son of the late Jessie Algie and Margaret “Maggie” Elisabeth Jones Mount. He was a veteran of WWII and was involved in five major battles in Europe receiving numerous medals for his service and valor. He was a licensed Barber by trade usually traveling to California to work then returning to Tennessee. He has resided in Adamsville for the past 40 plus years. He is survived by one son, James Anthony Mount and wife, Debbie of Englewood, FL and two grandchildren, Angela Mount of Scottsdale, AZ and Jessica Mount of FL; two great grandchildren, Ariana Flynn and Val Arbo of AZ and one great- great grandchild, Caden James of AZ; a sister, Pearl Gardner of Livonia, Michigan; two nieces, four nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Clarence Mount and two sisters, Orita Schilling and Ruth Seaton. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday April 19, 2012 at the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, TN. The family will receive friends at Johnson Chapel 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Wednesday April 18, 2012. Shackelford Funeral Directors – Johnson Chapel, Henderson, TN, 731-989-2624.
Harold Lafeyette Boyd Tupelo – Harold Lafeyette “Pop” Boyd, 88, died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. He was born August 29, 1923, in McNairy, Tennessee to J.L. and Lillie Plunk Boyd. He attended McNairy school and was a graduate of Bethel Springs High School. October 7, 1939, he was united in marriage to Sarah Mildred Smith. For 35 years, he and his wife were the owners and operators of Boyd’s Flowers & Gifts and Boyd’s Wholesale Florist of Tupelo. He was a member of Tupelo Masonic Lodge #318, a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason, past President of the Lee Co. Shrine Association and member of Tupelo Flying Fezz. He was a pilot and loved to fly. He was a member of West Main Church of Christ. Services were Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Minister Charles Tharp officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Boyd of Tupelo; one son Bob Boyd (Robbie) of Furrs; three grandchildren, Kirk Boyd of Friendship Community, William Boyd (Holly) of Tupelo, and Susan Boyd Kershaw (Jeff) of Frisco, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Melissa Boyd McAnally (Jason), Taylor Boyd, Madeline Boyd Carson Kershaw, Sarah Kate Kershaw; one brother John Olen Boyd (Georgia) of McNairy,Tennessee and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kenneth Boyd; one grandson, Mark Boyd; one sister, Rachel Hooper an done brother, Herman Boyd. Pallbearers were Chuck Begnaud, Ken Kellum, Duke Loden, Earl Reese, George Boyd and Mike Boyd.
Our 2nd Annual Hoops for Hunter was a huge success. Raising over $3,000 for the Tennessee Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorder foundation, also known as THBDF. None of this would have been possible without the help of our sponsors, BioPlus, Matrix Health, Paragon Hemophilia Solutions, Factor 4 Life, Bancorp South of Selmer, Bolivar Ford, Sonic of Somerville, Joe’s Restaurant of Bolivar, Monogram Refrigeration, LLC, Brooks Auto Service, Andy Williamson Ins., Farmers & Merchants Bank of Bolivar, Sonic of Bolivar, Community South of Selmer, and Gary’s Gold Gun & Pawn Shop. A very special thank you to the following: Amanda Lowrance, Amber Tull, Jamie Tull, Amber Wilson, Sandra Nixon, SOUTHBank, Glen Hall, Bret White, All the team players and all the participants in the cruise-in. Thank you to everyone who helped make this year a successful year.
• 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 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.
April 22 • First Baptist Homecoming Homecoming will be at the First Baptist Church of Finger. Lunch is at 12 and singing after with the Frog Jump Quartet. Everyone welcome.
April 27 • Clear Creek Supper and Silent Auction Spaghetti supper and silent auction to be held at Clear Creek Baptist Church on Friday, April 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. Spaghetti, slaw, garlic bread, and dessert for $5. All money will be used for the summer mission trip to Ecuador.
• 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. 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.
• Refuge singing Gospel singing will be held at Refuge Church off Hwy 64 on Emmons Rd., 2 p.m. Everyone welcome to come and sing.
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” Tshirt each Friday in the month
Patty Mannon-McKinney Mrs. Patty Mannon-McKinney, age 54 of Selmer, departed this life Monday night, April 9, 2012 at her home. She was born in Bolivar at Brints Hospital on September 28, 1957 to Betty Clifft Mannon of Bolivar, who survives, and the late Ed Mannon. A 1975 graduate of Bolivar Central High School, she had lived in Selmer for the past 20 years where she attended Fellowship Baptist Church. She worked as a homemaker and loved church and her friends. Her favorite pastimes included dancing, reading, gardening, going to the river and cooking. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar with Apostle Glen Messenger and Rev. J. D. Matlock officiating. Burial was in Clifft Cemetery in Bolivar. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Courtney McKinney of Selmer; a son, Cris McKinney of Bolivar; a sister, Lindy Mannon Carson and husband Rob of Columbus, Mississippi; and an aunt, Martha Jewell Anderson of Bolivar. Along with her father, she is preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Mannon, and a brother, Sammy Mannon. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Hoops for Hunter
Patty Higginbottom Patty Higginbottom was born in Henderson, Tennessee on June 1, 1945, the daughter of the late Joseph Patrick and Robbie Mae Duley Armour. Patty was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Savannah, Tennessee. She attended Memphis State University and was a cheerleader. She attended Delta Airlines Flight School and was employed by Delta as a flight attendant. Patty, an avid Bridge player, was a member of the Wednesday Bridge Club, Methodist Bridge Club, and attained Life Master with ACBL. She dedicated her life to her family, friends, and Bridge. Patty departed this life on Saturday, April 14, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Bo Higginbottom of Savannah; a son, Robert Higginbottom II of Memphis,; 3 daughters, Courtney Williams of New York City, Leigh Houston (Kent) of Corinth, and Julie Cronise (Matt) of Savannah; 2 grandchildren, Andrew Higginbottom of Hattiesburg and Callie Anna Cronise of Savannah; a sister, Doris Armour White (Tom Weeks) of Henderson; 2 brothers, Bobby Armour (Doris) and Tim Armour (Patricia) all of Southaven; a sister-in-law, Lois Grissom of Henderson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Armour. Services will be held on April 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Savannah, Tennessee, with Ron Brown officiating. Burial in Savannah Cemetery.
card of thanks
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 Imag-
ination 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.
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NATHEN SOWELL BENEFIT April 21, 2012 • 11 a.m. until ?
Ramer Civic Center
On Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, 10-year-old Nathen Sowell and a friend were in a four-wheeler accident near Ramer School. Nathen was airlifted in critical condition to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. He sustained numerous injuries including his left leg, which took 7 hours of surgery to reattach soft tissue that had been ripped from the bone from below the knee. They also reattached the tibia and fibula above the ankle. Nathen has had 19 surgeries. He is currently in physical therapy. Nathen and his family want to express their gratitude for the heroic actions taken by everyone on the scene that day. Thank you for saving Nathen’s life.We will never forget what you’ve all done. We would like to extend our appreciation for everyone’s support, kindness and compassion. May God bless you all as you have blessed us. Nathen Sowell is the son of Kevin and Angie Sowell of Ramer. His brothers are Kevin Cagle and Matthew Sowell of Selmer. He is the grandson of Joan Johnson of Selmer, Gerald Cagle of Reagan, Linda Elam (deceased), and Robert Johnson (deceased). Nathen is the great-grandson of Mabel McClain of Selmer.
by David Coy
Which Is Best?
It is heartwarming to know that people; neighbors, family members and friends rally to help those who are hurting. Until we have walked a mile in another’s shoe we really have no idea what they are thinking or feeling when in the midst of a traumatic event in their life. I think it is human nature to feel compelled to do or say something that we hope will be of some measure of comfort. I always am reminded of a scene at a funeral, and I have been in that position myself, asking myself, what do I say? When we seek to console family or friends we may choose one of three approaches to pursue. We may feel we know how the sufferer feels. It may be believed by the comforter that their experiences with loss and their journey with grief may be of assistance to the one who is currently struggling to cope with their current traumatic event. Thus the comforter may begin to share their experience, to the chagrin of the one hurting presently. When I was newly married my wife would come home and tell me of her day in minute detail. At that time it was like her running her fingernails along a slate chalk board, very painful to hear. Another approach is to philosophize as to why this may have happened. I know of four individuals who came to sympathize and comfort their friend. Each in turn took their turn to give their take on why / or how this has come about in the mourner’s life. The third common approach I believe is the best approach for those who are very uncertain as to what to say or do in their attempt to comfort family, friend, or a neighbor. When in doubt, or when we are not willing to risk offending those sorrowing, simply embrace them and tell them you will pray for them or you love them. Further, tell them you are ready to listen when they are ready to share their experience. Pursue a follow-up later. This is Sunrise.
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Robin Matlock & Hunter Kiestler
Matlock - Kiestler Happy 50th I love this girl and wanted to say hope you have a happy 50th birthday! Love, Morris
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• Scholarship Applications Available The Mary Lou Foundation scholarship applications are now available. Scholarships can be picked up at both McNairy Central and Adamsville highs schools. 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 731-881-7019. Registration also is available at www.utm.edu/ weststar. The registration deadline is April 13. The conference fee is $35 per person/$60 for two. Checks should be made payable to WestStar. The fee includes breakfast and lunch. For more information, contact Grimes at 731-881-7298. • “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.
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 www.freecontest.com.
• 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
• 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 (731-6455273), 309 Skyline Dr, Selmer, TN 38375 or Ernie Willis (731610-5606), 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
Special Brides ...
Wendy Gortney Gary Wright May 5, 2012
Happy 12th Macey Rae Happy 12th Birthday Macey Rae! We’re so proud of the young lady you’re becoming. We love you to the moon and back! Casey, Mommy, Jacey, Poppy, Mawmaw Crumbey and Mamaw McClain
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. The show will feature restored and un-restored 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 charge of the food and monies made will benefit the department. The show is a familyoriented event. Come out and enjoy the day! • Nathen Sowell Benefit A benefit for Nathen Sowell, son of Kevin and Angie Sowell, grand-son 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 ? “The Forgiven” gospel group will sing beginning at 1 p.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.
• Eastview Ruritan Club The Eastview Ruritan Club will hold their monthly meeting April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastview Civic Center. Visitors welcome.
• Historical Society Meeting The McNairy County Histor-
FLOWERING ANNUALS $2.00 SIX PACK $11.00 For 36 PLANTS
JAPANESE RED MAPLES
Upright or Weeping 15 gallons $99.00 each 5 gallon pot $79.00 each
• 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 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. • Poskevich at Courthouse Zach Poskevich, running for Republican U.S. Senate, will be on the McNairy County Courthouse steps from 10:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
• AARP Driver Safety Class Get a driver “tune up” with the AARP Driver Safety Program’s 8-hour refresher course scheduled for April 23 and April 24, 2012 at the Selmer Senior Center, 230 N. Fifth Street in Selmer from 12:30pm to 4:30pm each day. Everyone 50 years of age or older is invited to attend
Geraniums (does well in our hot summers)
Red, Salmon, Pink & Lavender $4.00 Each or 6 For $21.00 Over 35 different plants - grown from vegetative cuttings.
KNOCKOUT ROSES Double bloom (red or pink) Special pricing $8.50 each
Iris - Reblooming
(Red, Purple, Pink, and White)
$5.00 each Vegetable Plants
(pepper, squash, cucumbers, watermelon, okra and others).
Variety 5 Colors 4” Pot $3.00 Daylilies - Stella’de’oro’ 4” pot $3.00 each
Big Tomato Plants
$1.00 Each or $15.00 Tray of 18 Plants.
Evergreen & Flowering $4.00 & Up
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Mary Lauren Walden Daniel Teague August 11, 2012
SPECIAL EVENTS GIFT SHOP 125 SOUTH Y SQUARE SELMER
ical Society will meet Tuesday, April 24th at the McConnico Library at 7 p.m. Presenting the program for the evening will be a musical duo--the Sweet Grass. They will perform folk, gospel, and bluegrass music played on the guitar and mandolin. Refreshments will be served. Come join us for some fun and fellowship. Open to members and non-members.
ALL PLANTS GROWN ON PREMISES BY US All items are non-taxable
WE ARE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M. SUNDAY 1 TO 5 P.M. 4470 Hwy 57 East
Robin Matlock, daughter of Rickey and Linda Matlock of Ramer, TN and Hunter Kiestler, son of Mike and Kim Kiestler of Bethel Springs, TN are pleased to announce their plans to marry on May 5, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Ramer Baptist Church in Ramer, TN. Robin is the granddaughter of Mrs. Martha White and the late William Edward White of Counce, TN, and the late Frances Cheshier and the late R.C. Matlock of Ramer, TN. Hunter is the grandson of Billy Joe and Joyce Wagoner of Bethel Springs, TN and the late Chester and Sandra Kiestler of Bethel Springs, TN. Hunter and Robin would like to invite their family and friends to their wedding and reception celebration on May 5, 2012.
the class. Contact your insurance company for discounts on auto insurance. Space is limited, so register now. You will learn new driving strategies, ways our driving has changed, understanding the effects of aging on driving and way to reduce your chances of having a crash. This class is sponsored by Home Banking Company of Selmer. For more information or to pre-register contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843. • Equine Assn. Trail Ride The McNairy County Equine Association Trail Ride will be April 28, 2012 at Big Hill Pond State Park at 9 a.m. $10 each or $25 per family. Lunch will be served. Negative coggins required! Call 731-610-2088 or 731-514-6459. • Good Hope Free BBQ Free BBQ Lunch at Good Hope Baptist Church, Adamsville, TN, Saturday, April 28, beginning at 1 p.m. Music beginning at 11:30 a.m. Door prizes to be given away. Bring your lawn chairs. Call 632-0379 with questions.
• MCHS Class of 1987 Reunion The McNairy Central High School Class of 1987 will be having their 25th 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.
Bethel springs news By Mrs. T.C. Williams A birthday celebration was held on Saturday at the Bethel Springs Community Center for Faye Surratt. Happy birthday, Faye! Everyone had a good time. The guests relived the 70’s: dressed in their bell-bottom jumpsuits, stack-heel shoes, and big afro wigs (ah, those were the days!) Mae Jackson was taken to the Madison County Hospital Thursday night. Her family and friends were at her bedside. Our prayers are with her that God will touch her with his healing hand of love. Shirley Williams attended the Mission Study on Saturday at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Jackson. There were over twenty women present who enjoyed studying about forgiveness and reconciliation. The ladies were served a continental breakfast and delicious lunch prepared by the ladies of Aldersgate and Wesley United Methodist women, who were the hostesses for the event. Marilyn Wade was not feeling well on Sunday, We missed her presence at church. Mozella Baldridge, Willie Sain and Chasity Sain spent the weekend in Murfreesboro and Lavernge visiting family and friends Eugene, Shirley and T.C. Williams attended the Musician Appreciation for Minister Kerry Prather at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Selmer on Sunday evening. The service was enjoyed by all. So until next time, be good to yourself and others! Praise Him with loud cymbals Praise him with clashing cymbals, let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Flax is Here!! April 25th Wednesday - 10:00 to 7:00 p.m. Flax & Planet Clothing debut Charleston Shoe Co. Trunk Show Refreshments & Gifts with purchase! April 26th Thursday - 10:00 to 8:00 p.m. Celebration Continues ... Flax & Planet Modeling Charleston Shoe Co. Trunk Show Refreshments & Gifts with purchase! April 27th Friday - 10:00 to 6:00 p.m. Flax Friday Fun Continues Refreshments & Gifts with purchase! April 28th Saturday - 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. Charleston Shoe Co. Trunk Show Wrap-Up Clothing Celebration Continues ... Join us this week and see the "Must have" clothes and shoes ... at Special Events Gift Shop 125 S. Y. Square Selmer 731.645.9637
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Gage - Harben Danielle Gage, daughter of Greg and Penny Gage of Bethel Springs, TN, and Robin Harben, son of Rocky and Jamie Harben 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 Joe Sanders of Selmer, TN, and John Ross and Evelyn Gage of Bethel Springs, TN. Robin is a 2008 graduate of McNairy 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 Harben and the late Robert Harben of Guys, TN. Robin and Danielle would like to invite their family and friends to their wedding and reception celebration on April 21, 2012.
Belle & Beau Butler
Twins celebrate 1st birthday
William K Newcomb – Driving while license revoked – Fined $50 and cost. Sent to 2 days concurrent. Supervised prob. Not drive in TN for 6 months Paul Harbin – Poss ephedrine and Ephedrine derivatives prohibited – Fined costs. Sent to 12 days. Supervised prob. Kimberly Holley – Promoting meth manufacture – bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim. Hearing. def shall cont. on current bond of $15,000. William K Newcomb – Failure to appear – Fined $25 and costs. Sent to 10 days. Supervised prob. Adam D Gray – Poss ephedrine and ephedrine derivatives prohibited – Fined $250 and costs. Sent. to time served. Supervised prob. To complete rehab at Jack. Gen. Terry D Price – Driving while license revoked – Fined $50 and costs. Supervised prob. Not drive in TN for 6 months. Scott L Crossno – Poss ephedrine and ephedrine derivatives prohibited – Fined $1,000 and costs. Sent. to time served. Supervised prob reset in 6 months if no new charges. Dismiss spvd. Brandon M Emmons – Theft up to $500 – Traf ticket paid in full Crystel G Maw – Driving while license revoked – Dismiss on pmt of cst. Def has valid dl. Supervised prob. Kennon A Strickland – Driving without a license – Dismiss on pmt of cst. Tenille L Reece – Driving while license suspended – Fined $50 and cst. DL sus for 6 months. Supervised prob. Jodie F Stacey – Tampering with evidence – Poss unlaw drug paraphernalia – bound over to grand jury. Prelim. hearing. Jodie F Stacey – Initiate manufacture of meth – promoting meth manufacture – def bound over to grand jury. Prelim hearing.
Robert G Heath II – Poss ephedrine and ephedrine derivatives, prohibited – Fined $500 and cst. Sent to 180 days or long term inpatient rehab at teen challenge. Michael A Willis – Poss ephedrine and ephedrine derivatives prohibited, 3 counts – Fined $250 , no costs. Sent to 10 days. Supervised prob. Malcolm Whiteside – Schedule II drugs, cocaine, meth 2 counts – Poss unlaw drug paraphernalia, attempt – Bound over to grand jury, prelim hearing James R King – Domestic assault – Fined $250 and costs. Sent to 12 hours. Supervised prob. Lazar A Smith – Driving while license suspended – Dismiss on pmt of cst. Def has valid license. Supervised prob. Linda M Hudson – Promoting meth manufacture – Bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. Def shall cont. on current bond of $5,000 David Anglin – Domestic assault – Fined $225 and cst. Sent to 1 day. No contact with victim. Supervised prob. Dom abuse counseling. Karen Wilbanks – Criminal impersonation – Fined $50 and cost. Sent to 4 days. Supervised prob. Jimmy E Johnson, Jr. - Domestic assault – Fined $250 and cst. Sent to 48 hours. Supervised prob. Dom abuse counseling. Credit for 1 day served. Justin D Parrish – Probation violation – sent to 11 mo, 29 days or long term rehab through JACOA Tiffany B King – Simple poss/casual exchange – Dismiss on pmt of cst. Supervised prob. Salvador Morales – Driving without license – Fined $50 and cost. Supervised prob. Karen M Shannon – Financial responsibility law – Dismiss on pmt of cst. Def has insurance Justin T Winn – TN License, 30 day residency – Dismiss on pmt of cst. Def has valid DL. Supervised prob.
Please submit your Weddings, Birthdays, Births and Anniversaries by Monday at noon. Thank you.
Mr. Travis Fullwood preparing for his baptism. By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor
Beau & Belle Butler, twins, celebrated their first birthday on April 14. They are the children of Larry & Debbie Butler, of Snellville, GA. They have a big sister, Jean-Ann. Grandparents are Fern and the late James H. (Pete) Butler, of Ramer, TN and Jerry and Sandra Alderson of Charleston, W. VA.
Maynard completes basic training
Joseph Maynard recently completed Army basic training at Fort Benning, GA. Joseph will now undergo training as a Cavalry Scout at Fort Benning. Pvt. Maynard is the son of Terry Maynard and Shannon Ray of Plano, TX. Joseph is the grandson of Richard and Myrtle Ray and the late Lois Ray of Bethel Springs.
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rium Friday night, at 7:30. Mrs. Alvin Christensen, and Mrs. A. V. Christensen, both of Santa Barbara, Calif., are in Selmer for a few days’ visit with their mother, Mrs. B. W. Fisackerly, and other relatives. The two Mrs. Christensen will be remembered as the former Dell and Earline Fisackerly. Mrs. and Mrs. Kenneth Randolph and family, of Parkersburg, W. Va., were recent guests of his mother, Mrs. Hoover Hendrix and Mrs. Hendrix. Mrs. J. C. Thomas, of Savannah, mother of Mrs. Hendrix, spent one day here during Kenneth’s visit. Mrs. Jack Parrish and son, Mark of St. Louis, flew down for a weekend visit with his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Roy Parrish. On Sunday night, Jack filled the pulpit at the First Baptist church. Miss Shirley Qualls, who has been in a Jackson hospital for several days, was recently transferred to Memphis hospital for further treatment. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hamm have returned to their home in Selmer, after a very enjoyable weekend trip to Biloxi, Miss.
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Mr. Bobby Wolfe and Janine, of Jackson, were guests of her mother, Mrs. Viola Sanders, last weekend. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Taylor former Selmer residents, now living in Adamsville have returned form a delightful vacation/sightseeing trip “Out West”. Their itinerary included about three weeks of rest, sunshine, and sightseeing in Phoenix., Arizona. They visited Mrs. Taylor’s brother, Walter Duncan, in Prescott, Arizona; the Mack Austin Taylors in Silver City, New Mexico; a niece, Mrs. Alexander, and a cousin, Mrs. Nita Dahlgreen, in California. While in California, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor inspected the Retired Teachers Home in Ojai, Calif. Card of Thanks The family of Frances Cordelia Dickey wishes to thank each and everyone for the food, flowers, and kind words of sympathy in the passing of our beloved wife, and mother. We would especially like to thank Bro. C. T. Harvell and Bro. Jamie Wolfe an Shackelford Funeral directors for their services rendered. We want to say to all – We thank you, and may God’s richest blessings be upon you.
In the Bible, Jesus went down to the river Jordan to be baptized by John the Baptist. Stephen baptized the Eunuchs in a pool of water on the side of the road. Being baptized is a special and a treasured time in your life. We at McNairy County Health Care Center were privileged to witness this in our home for one of our residents. Now we don't have a river Jordan, but a whirlpool will work. We did not have John the Baptist in our home but Jeremy showed up. We didn't have a dove to come down and sit on a shoulder but I am sure God was well pleased. I was working last week and Jeremy had come to visit a resident. He came to my office and said, “We have someone in our home that wanted to follow the Lord in Believers Baptism. Can you help me?” Now, I stay busy, but I promise you, this was the most important job I had that day. I went to Justin, our Administrator, and told him our resident's wishes and he said. “Do whatever you need to to provide the need.” I asked Vickie Parvin, our Restorative Aide, and some of the other CNA’s to make sure the whirlpool tub was ready. We now had a river Jordan. Jeremy would stand in for John the Baptist and
Mr. Travis Fullwood would be able to follow in his Lord's steps. Jeremy asked for help getting Mr. Travis into the tub and keeping him safe. You would not believe or maybe you would, the number of people that volunteered to help. Will Shelton, our Occupational Therapist, was standing at the desk and since I know how strong Will believes in following the Bible, “I asked if he was too busy to help. With a smile, he said, “That is great, and I will be more than happy to help.” I asked Megan Owens if she would like to go since she is Mr. Travis’ nurse and she ran down the hall to make sure she did not miss the happy event. When I met Ms. Pat, our Kodak girl, she also went along with her camera. She brought me the pictures since I watched Megan’s hall for her and I was very surprised to see all of the people who attended this great event. All of Therapy was on hand as a lot of other folks including Mr. Travis’ niece. Mr Travis went into the tub smiling and came out smiling. Several people had tears in their eyes that day. Regardless of your age, it is never too late to follow the Lord. What a great example for all of us. God bless you, Mr. Travis in your new walk with the Lord. You and I are now kin. We have the same Father. I hope He is yours. Until next time.
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MCNAIRY COUNTY CHURCH DIRECTORY Selmer Primitive Baptist Church 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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:
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.
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.
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.
Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Bethel Springs United Pentecostal 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs Jeff Young, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
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:
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.
Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 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.
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.
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.
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 www.onechurchnow.com Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. www.lifewindchurch.com
Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 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.
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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.
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Volume 107, Number 48, Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Eagles defend title successfully
Berry wins Jeff York Award
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Staff Photo by Christen Coulon
Chester County players hoist the 28th Annual Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular Championship Trophy after defeating McNairy Central 8-7 in the title game.
Sports Writer Andrew Alexander presents Chester County junior Brandon Berry with the Jeff York Award. Berry finished the tournament 8-for-13 at the plate with two doubles and a home run to go along with a run batted in, two runs scored, and two stolen bases in the championship game. The Jeff York Award, which is named after the Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular founder and long-time sports writer, is given to the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. As an employee of the Independent Appeal, York showed extreme dedication in every arena of his work while producing excellence consistently. We hope each Jeff York Award recipient can do the same.
Cards finish in 5th place; Wolford pulls Bobcats finish pool play 3-0, suffer another championship loss to Eagles off upset over AHS in homecoming By Andrew Alexander
By Andrew Alexander
The Bobcats (18-7-1) may have been disappointed after losing to Chester County last Saturday, but they had no reason to hang their heads after a great run in the 28th Annual Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular. The Chester County Eagles came to McNairy County with every intention of defending their crown. The 2011 tournament champions did just that, defeating the Bobcats in the title game for the second consecutive year. “They put us out of district last year, they beat us at their place earlier this year, and they beat us in the tournament championship last year,” Bobcat head coach Brian Franks said about Chester County after the loss. “We’ve just gotta find a way to hang on and beat those guys.”
For the Cardinals, their performance in the 28th Annual Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular was not exactly what they had expected coming off two district wins and a run to the semifinals in their tourney in Murfreesboro, Tenn. two weekends ago. Adamsville opened play with a win over Bolivar Central but dropped their next two in pool play to Chester County and Clarksburg before knocking off their cross-river rival, Hardin County in their consolation game. “We had hoped to play for a championship this weekend,” said Cardinal head coach Steven Lambert Saturday after beating the Tigers, “but glad to get a victory today over a good team.”
Chester County- 8 McNairy Central- 7
Franks said his team has not played well defensively behind senior Blake Chandler his last few starts. Last Saturday was no different. The Bobcats commit-
Staff Photo by Christen Coulon
BJ Dickey, McNairy Central’s game-tying run, was called out sliding into home in the sixth innings of the Bobcats’ 8-7 championship loss to Chester County. ted six errors while Chandler went five innings on the mound for MCHS, striking out seven and allowing only three earned runs. Despite their troubles, the championship game came down to the final out as the Bobcats’ resolve did not break. After two scoreless innings,
Chester County struck first with a run in the third. In the bottom half of the inning, McNairy Central countered with three runs of their own to take the lead. The Eagles regained the lead in the fourth, scoring three runs, and they pushed two more runs
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Adamsville- 3 Hardin County- 1
The Cardinals knocked off the Tigers in their consolation game to avoid a disasterous outing in this year’s tournament. “Great win for the Cardinals over the Tigers after dropping two the last two nights,” said Lambert. Montell Johnson picked up his fifth win of the season and his defense had his back the whole
Cardinal Football tests mettle against strong Lexington team in spring game
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
John Reed Odom puts the tag on a Bolivar Tiger trying to leg out a double against the Cardinals in their first game of the 28th Annual Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular last Thursday. Odom also drove in four runs in the game on a grand slam, his first home run of the season. way. the bottom of the fourth when “Our defense played tremen- Hardin County plated a run, but dous backing up another great it did not take Adamsville long to pitching performance by Montell answer. Johnson, who allowed only four “(Johnson) led off the fifth hits through six innings while with a double. (Josh) Burks folstriking out nine,” Lambert said. See Cardinals, 3B The game was scoreless until
Lusk signs with Rust College
By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Coming off an 11-2 campaign in the 2011 season, the Adamsville Cardinal Football Team broke out the measuring stick to see where they stood going into the 2012 school year last Thursday in a spring game at Adamsville High School. The Lexington Tigers, who finished last season 10-1 after being upset in the first round of the Class 4A State Playoffs by Page High School, traveled to AHS with their 27 seniors and proved to be a formidable opponent for the Cards. Adamsville’s varsity fell to Lexington’s three touchdowns to none, but in a way Cardinal head coach Brandon Gray saw the contest as a victory for his team, considering his team had only practiced three times. “For three days of practice, I’m pretty satisfied,” said Gray. “Watching film, we’re a block here and a block there away from really making some good plays.” While the older players got a lesson on where they need to improve in the offseason, the junior varsity squad built up its confidence by defeating Lexington’s JV three touchdowns to none. Gray said having players out due to soccer and baseball hurt the team a little, but what he saw that needed the most improvement between now and the beginning of the 2012 season is simply the team’s execution. “(Lexington’s) the No. 1 team in 4A, and I told our kids I thought we were one of the best teams in 2A,” said Gray. “I wanted to see how we’d measure up. They were strong and they were fast, but going down and distance with them, I thought we moved the chains as well as they did. They had a few big plays against us, but they should. I’m proud of my guys. They fought til the very end.” The Cardinals are not done with spring football just yet. Adamsville will host its annual Red and White game Thursday at Lendon Martin Memorial Stadium. While the coaches are unsure of the starting time, it should kickoff between 4-5:30 p.m. Gray implements an interesting coaching system for the Cardinals’ Red and White game.
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Future junior Zak Neary (7) bulls his way through the Tigers’ defensive line while Josh Lunsford (52) clears a path for him to work. He said he takes a step back and breaks his coaching staff up into two groups — one group for the red team and one for the white. Gray says this allows the rest of his staff to get invaluable head coaching experience while building stronger bonds with the players. Hopefully, those bonds will be forged. The Cardinals will be expecting to win when they enter the 2012 football season with 26 seniors on their roster. They’ll be ready to raise the bar of success at Adamsville just a little bit higher than it already is, according to Gray.
Congratulations to Lady Bobcat Tierra Lusk, who signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the Lady Bearcats of Rust College. Rust is a liberal arts school in Holly Springs, Miss. that offers 42 majors and is on the list of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Sponsored by the Methodist Church, Rust is a Division III, NCAA School. Shown with Lusk are her parents Tiffany Finnie and Riley Evans, Bearcats Coach Brandon Reeves, and MCHS Principal Cecil Stroup. Lusk plans to major in Biology with making a career as an Obstetrician as her goal.
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Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular Results Wednesday, April 11 Pool A
Chester County- 15 Bolivar Central- 4
The defending champion, Chester County Eagles proved they were back to claim another title by thrashing the Bolivar Tigers in the opening game of Pool A play at Adamsville High School. Brandon Berry picked up the win for the Eagles, going five strong innings while striking out four. He was also 2-for-5 at the plate with a double. Box Score R H E CCHS 4 0 1 0 6 4 x 15 13 01 BCHS 0 1 1 2 0 0 x 04 08 03 (CCHS) Tanner Beecham: 3-4, 2B; Collin McPherson: 2-4; Brandon Berry: 2-5, 2B; Jake Melaro: 1-4, 2B
Chester County- 6 Clarksburg- 4
Former Cardinal Daniel Wolford made his return to Adamsville High School when his Clarksburg Rockets launched their tournament play against Chester County. Though his first game back at his old stomping grounds did not yield a win, Wolford’s team fought hard. “Great game for us against a very good Chester County team,” Wolford said. “Our three pitchers all did great, and and we play solid defense.” The Eagles overcame six errors in the field by tacking three runs onto the board in the last two innings to secure their second victory of the evening. Jake Melaro got the win for Chester County, allowing one earned run over five innings, and also hit a solo shot in the third. Box Score R H E CCHS 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 06 10 06 CHS 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 04 09 00
(CCHS) Tanner Beecham: 3-4, 2B; Brandon Berry: 2-4, HR; Jake Melaro: 1-4, HR (CHS) Jordan Cary: 3-3; Logan Hampton: 2-3, 2RBI, 2B, R; Dallas Butler: 2-3, RBI
Clarksburg- 7 Bolivar Central- 6
Bradfield: 2-4; Michael Spain: 1-2, 2R, BB; Kerry Sellers: 1-2, 2BB (HCHS) Barker Burnham: 2-3, 2 RBI, 2R, BB; Kendall Adkisson: 1-2, R, BB; Dillon Rooker: 1-2, 2BB; Cade Smith: R, BB
Lexington- 14 Scotts Hill- 9
The Rockets jumped out to an early 7-0 lead after three innings and survived a late rally by Bolivar to get their first win in pool play last Wednesday. “We got out to an early lead and got a little satisfied and stopped hitting,” said Wolford about his Rockets. “Bolivar did a great job of fighting back.” The Tigers scored three runs in the fourth and three more in the sixth in an attempt to claw back into the game, but it was all for not.
The game between the Lexington Tigers and the Scotts Hill Lions last Wednesday began at approximately 6:20 p.m. They played only four innings, but the game did not end until well after nine. The delay came when an umpire, began complaining of pains in his left shoulder. An ambulance was called, and he was treated on-scene but refused hospital transport. When the game resumed, Scotts Hill took a one-run lead at the end of the third. At 8:20 p.m., the on-field umpires determined that with the injury timeout their was enough time left to proceed with another inning. Lexington then scored six runs in the top of the fourth and closed out the win in the bottom half of the inning. Scotts Hill lost by five after committing five errors in the contest.
Box Score RHE BCHS 0003030643 CHS 151000x762 (CHS) Matt Foster: 2-3, Logan Hampton: 1-1; Jordan Cary: 1-2 Pool B
Lexington- 5 Hardin County- 2
In the opening game of Pool B last Wednesday, Tyler Yarbro’s 2-run home run in the top of the seventh secured the win for Lexington High School over Hardin County High School. Kerry Sellers pitched a complete game for LHS in the battle of the Tigers, striking out nine while allowing only three earned runs and four hits. Hardin County’s Barker Burnham had two of those hits, drove in two runs, and scored two runs.
(LHS) Tyler Yarbro: 2-4, 2RBI, HR, 2R; Jacob Bolen: 2-4, R; Colton
Box Score R H E HCHS 0 5 0 3 0 8 x 16 13 00 SHHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 00 03 07 (HCHS) Dylan Moore: 2-5, 2RBI, 2R; Ben Hopper: 1-1, RBI, R: Will Rich: 1-1, RBI; Logan Snelling: 1-2, RBI; Cade Smith: 1-2, 2B, R, 2BB; Dillon Rooker: 1-3, 2RBI, HR, R, BB; David Gobbell: 1-3. 2RBI, 2R; O’Neal Franks: 1-3, RBI, 2R, 2BB Barker Burnham: 1-3, RBI, 2B, R; BJ Shutt: 1-3, 2B, R; Trevor Bishop: 1-3, R; Kendall Adkisson: 1-4, 2R; Cade Hardin: R; Caden Holt: R (SHHS) Colton Hinson: 2-2; Ty Flanagan: 1-3
Box Score R H E LHS 1 4 3 6 x x x 14 08 00 SHHS 0 6 3 0 x x x 09 06 05
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(LHS) Colton Bradfield: 4-4, 4RBI, 2B (2), R; Matthew Cagle: 1-1, RBI, 2B, BB; Tyler Yarbro: 1-2, 3RBI, R; Kerry Sellers: 1-2, RBI; Michael Spain: 3R, 2BB; Nick Gilliam: 2R, BB; Andrew Hopper: 2 R; Jacob Bolen: R
Bolivar Central- 10 Scotts Hill- 8
(SHHS) Chase Stout: 2-3, RBI, 2R; Tyler Pulley: 1-1, RBI, 2R, BB; Caston Maners: 1-1, RBI, R; Tyler Renfroe: 1-2, 2RBI, R; Colton Hinson: 1-2, R, BB; Hunter Pope: RBI; Jarrett Cavness: RBI; Ty Flanagan: R, 2BB; Payton Wilkinson: R
Box Score RHE LHS 0110102581 HCHS 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 1
If seven errors were not enough of an obstacle to overcome for Scotts Hill in the final game of the first night of the tournament, Hardin County’s bats were red-hot presenting lots of problems for the Lions. Thirteen different Tigers touched home plate as Hardin County scored 16 runs on 13 hits. Their pitching was not bad either. Trevor Bishop threw six shutout innings, struck out seven, allowed only three hits, walked just one, and picked up the win.
Hardin County- 16 Scotts Hill- 0
7th Place Consolation
A stiff breeze blew across McNairy Central’s field last Saturday morning during the first game of the day between Scotts Hill and Bolivar Central. With a 9-1 lead after three, it looked as if the Tigers were going to coast to their first win of the tournament, but the Lions woke up. In the fifth, Scotts Hill scored two to cut the lead to 9-3. Down seven when the sixth inning began, the Lions rallied to score five runs, but failed to chase down the Tigers and win a game
in the tournament. Box Score R H E SHHS 0 0 1 0 2 5 x 08 07 01 BCHS 2 1 6 0 1 x x 10 08 02 (SHHS) Hunter Pope: 3-4, 3RBI; Zach Alexander: 1-2 RBI, 2R; Ty Flanagan: 1-2, 2R, BB; Colton Hinson: 1-3, RBI, R; Chase Stout: 1-3, RBI; Wesley Chatham: 2R, 2BB; Greg McClain: R, BB (BCHS) Scott Hensley: 2-3, 3RBI, 2B, BB; Zeke Turner: 2-4, 3RBI; Trae Hobbs: 1-2, RBI, 2R; Donald Hemkers: 1-2, RBI, R; Collin Howell: 1-2, 2R, BB; Bo Wright: 1-3, R; Hunter Hooton: RBI, R; Kaleb McKinnie: R; Justin West: R 3rd Place Consolation
All-Tournament Team Austin Gafford- McNairy Central Marcus Nash- McNairy Central Dakota Roden- McNairy Central Josh Burks- Adamsville Montell Johnson- Adamsville Hunter McSwain- Adamsville Tanner Beecham- Chester Co. Jake Melaro- Chester Co.
Lexington- 7 Clarksburg- 4
Collin McPherson- Chester Co.
Battling for third place in the tournament, Clarksburg looked to continue surprising folks by upsetting Lexington last Saturday. They came close too, but in the end, the Tigers were too much as Colton Bradfield finished the game 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, 4 RBIs, and a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to seal the deal. Clarksburg’s Logan Hampton also went yard in the game with a 2-run home run in the fifth that gave the Rockets a 4-3 lead. Box Score RHE CHS 1001200430 LHS 1020013781
Barker Burnham- Hardin Co. Trevor Bishop- Hardin Co. Dillon Rooker- Hardin Co. Scott Hensley- Bolivar Central Hunter Hooton- Bolivar Central Kaleb McKinnie- Bolivar Central Jordan Cary- Clarksburg Matt Foster- Clarksburg Logan Hampton- Clarksburg Colton Bradfield- Lexington Michael Spain- Lexington
(CHS) Logan Hampton: 1-2, 2RBI, HR, R, BB; Jordan Cary: 1-3, 2R, BB; Hunter Peterson: 1-3, RBI; Spencer Edwards: RBI, BB; Drake Simpson: R, BB (LHS) Colton Bradfield: 3-4, 4RBI, HR, 2 R; Michael Spain: 3-4, 3R; Nick Gilliam: 2-4, R; Tyler Yarbro: RBI, R; Matthew Cagle: RBI, BB; Kerry Sellers: RBI
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sports briefs •NEMCC Baseball Tryouts Northeast Mississippi Community College will hold two tryouts for individuals interested in joining the Tiger Baseball Team. The first tryout will be at Harold T. White Field at Booneville City Park on Monday, April 23. This tryout will be for high school seniors who have already finished their baseball seasons. A second tryout will be held on a date that has yet to be announced, so that seniors who missed the first tryout due to their seasons not being concluded will have an opportunity to make the team. Both tryouts will hold registration from noon-1 p.m. Tryouts will begin promptly at 1 p.m. All parties must have had a physical in the last calendar year. Players will be judged on 60-yard dash time, hitting, fielding, throwing times, and pitchers will throw a bullpen session. Participants must provide their
own equipment except for BBCOR baseball bats. Fill out your tryout information on the Northeast athletic website (http://www.nemcc.edu) to get an early jump on registration. For more information about the tryout, contact Coach Kent Farris at wkfarris@ nemcc.edu or (662) 720-7309. •MRA Open Special Drawing 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 Chick-fil-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.mcnairy.com/Leadercast.php. 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 awarded 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 information or registration forms contact the MRA office at (731) 645-6360. •Adamsville Tennis Tournament The Adamsville High School Tennis Team will be sponsoring a nonsanctioned tennis tournament open to all on April 20-22 at Buford Pusser Memorial Park in Adamsville. Deadline for entry is April 18 at 9 p.m.
across the plate in the fifth and sixth innings, giving them an 8-3 advantage. Franks rallied his troops in front of their dugout before the bottom half of the sixth began. His words galvanized the Bobcats, and they came out and cut the Eagles’ lead to just a run with Marcus Nash doubling home two runs, but it was not enough. The Bobcats held the Eagles scoreless in the top half of the final inning, but could not get a runner on base in the bottom half to give them a chance of stealing a tournament title from Chester County. Eagle sophomore Jared Humphry walked five Bobcats and gave up six earned runs and ten hits over six innings, but still picked up the win. Senior Austin Gafford had a great game at the plate for MCHS, finishing 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Nash was 2-for-4 and also scored a run.
(MCHS) Matt Chandler: 2-3, 2RBI, 2B, R, SB; Marcus Nash: 2-4, RBI, 2B, R, 2SB; Craig Mullins: 2-3; Tyler Wells: 1-2, R, BB; Austin Gafford: 1-3, 2B, R; Jonathan Nixon: 1-3, 2SB; BJ Dickey: R; Dakota Roden: BB
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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.
AHS vs TCA (4:30 p.m.) April 20 MCHS vs AHS (5:30 p.m.)
•SPORTS ON DECK
April 23 MCHS @ Lexington (TBA) AHS @ Scotts Hill (4:30 p.m.)
Baseball: April 18 MCHS @ Hardin Co. (6:30 p.m.)
Soccer: April 19 MCHS vs South Side (5:30 p.m.)
April 19 MCHS vs AHS (6 p.m.)
April 20 MCHS vs Madison (6 p.m.)
April 20 MCHS @ Middleton (6 p.m.) AHS @ Hardin Co. (3:30 p.m.)
April 23 AHS @ Wayne Co. (5 p.m.)
April 23 MCHS vs TCA (6 p.m.) AHS @ Riverside (4 p.m.) Softball: April 19 MCHS @ Chester Co. (TBA)
Tennis: April 19 MCHS vs Sacred Heart (4 p.m.) AHS @ Hardin Co. (4 p.m.) April 23 AHS vs Scotts Hill (4 p.m.)
(SHHS) T. Renfroe: BB; W. Chatham: BB; C. Hinson: BB
Box Score R H E CCHS 0 0 1 3 2 2 0 08 07 00 MCHS 0 0 3 0 0 4 0 07 10 06 (CCHS) Jake Melaro: 2-3, RBI, 2B, R, BB; Brandon Berry: 1-3, RBI, 2R, BB; Heath Graves: 1-3, R, BB; Tanner Beecham: 1-4, RBI, 2B, R; Zach Phillips: RBI, R; Mason Connor: RBI; Nathan Nails: R; Hunter Denbow: R (MCHS) Austin Gafford: 3-4, 2B, 2R; Marcus Nash: 2-4, 2RBI, 2B, R; Craig Mullins: 1-2, R, SB, 2BB; Blake Chandler: 1-3, 2RBI, 2B, BB; Jonathan Nixon: 1-3, R, BB; Tyler Wells: 1-4, RBI; Dakota Roden: 1-4; BJ Dickey: R, SB; Jacob Mullins: R; Chase Smith: BB
McNairy Central- 5 Scotts Hill- 0
On the strength of a Dakota Roden no-hitter, the Bobcats made light work of the Scotts Hill Lions last Friday in McNairy Central’s final game of pool play. Roden went the distance for MCHS, striking out 10 Lions over seven innings of no-hit baseball while the Bobcat offense scored five runs on nine hits. Leading that offense, Matt Chandler drove in two runs, stole a base, and had a double on a 2-for-3 day, and Marcus Nash finished 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, two stolen bases, and 2 RBIs. With the win, McNairy Central finished their play in Pool B unscathed at 3-0. Roden (1.02 ERA) improved to 5-1 on the season with the win and has given up only six earned runs in 41 innings pitched.
McNairy Central- 9 Lexington- 2
Avenging a loss at the Big Red Classic, a tournament hosted by Lexington High School last month, the Bobcats earned their spot in the Baseball Spectacular Championship with a 9-2 beat down of the Tigers. “Anytime you can get a win over Lexington it feels really good. They’re really the strong team in our district,” said Franks. “It’s always tough to get a win against Lexington.” Tyler Wells had the Tigers all boxed up, giving up only six hits and two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings. Jonathan Nixon slammed the lid on Lexington with a strikeout to record the final out of the six-inning contest. Lexington took an early lead, scoring their only two runs of the game on Wells in the first. The junior went on to strike out four batters to nail down the win. MCHS was not down for long. The Cats cut the Tigers’ lead to one in the bottom of the first, and in the third scored three more to take the lead. Lexington’s Michael Spain was roughed up in his outing against MCHS. The junior plunked one Bobcat and walked three while giving up seven earned runs on 10 hits over four innings of work. Blake Chandler put himself in position to score two runs for the Bobcats, going 2-for-2 with a double and a stolen base. Austin Gafford also doubled in the game on his way to driving in one run, scoring one run, and stealing two bases. Box Score R H E LHS 2 0 0 0 0 0 x 02 06 01 MCHS 1 0 3 0 5 0 x 09 10 01 (LHS) Tyler Yarbro: 2-3; Michael Spain: 1-2, R, BB; Colton Bradfield: 1-2, BB; Kerry Sellers: 1-3, RBI; Nick Gilliam: 1-3, R (MCHS) Blake Chandler: 2-2, 2B, 2R, SB; Tyler Wells: 1-2, 2RBI, BB; Dakota Roden: 1-2, RBI, R, BB; Craig Mullins: 1-3, RBI, R; Matt Chandler: 1-3, RBI; Marcus Nash: 1-3, 2R, BB; Chase Smith: 1-3, R; Jonathan Nixon: 1-3, SB; Austin Gafford: 1-4, RBI, 2B, R, 2SB; Jacob Mullins: R
McNairy Central- 3 Hardin County- 0
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Bobcat head coach Brian Franks tries to rally his troops in the sixth inning of McNairy Central’s second straight Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular Championship battle against Chester County. ment. “Chase did an excellent job on the mound,” Franks said. “The guys played really well behind him. They really played some good defense, and we got the timely hitting when we needed it.” Marcus Nash doubled for the Bobcats, scored a run and stole two bases. Smith struck out four and allowed only five hits in seven innings. He was also 1-for-2 at the dish with an RBI, coming up big for his team against Tigers, MCHS’s cross-river rival. The Bobcats got their freshman a lead in the first, but could not drive another run in until the sixth when they scored two to take a 3-0 into the final inning. The defense, on the other hand, was solid throughout. “When we played Riverside the other night, we made seven errors, and we rebounded against Hardin County and played great defense,” Franks said. “I was impressed with our defense and our composure.” BJ Shutt took the loss for Hardin County, giving up one earned run, two hits, and a walk over three innings. Cade Smith entered in the fourth and gave up two earned runs on four hits. Box Score RHE HCHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 MCHS 1 0 0 0 0 2 x 3 6 1
Bobcat freshman Chase Smith showed off some of his best stuff of the season, throwing a complete game shutout against Hardin County in McNairy Central’s first game of the tourna-
(HCHS) O’Neal Franks: 1-1; Barker Burnham: 1-2, BB; BJ Shutt: 1-3, 2B; Cade Smith: 1-4; Kendall Adkisson: 1-4
RBI; Montell Johnson: 1-3, 2B; Josh Burks: 1-3, R; Jalen Kendall: 1-3; John Reed Odom: 1-3; Josh Chappell: RBI; Kasey Hurley: R; Onri Damron: R
and Daniel has them headed in the right direction. Proud of him and where his team is at. We’ll try to be ready for them again in a few weeks.”
lowed with a push bunt, and Hurley was hit by a pitch to load (the) bases with no one out,” said Lambert. “(Jacob) Wallis walked, scoring courtesy runner (Onri) Damron, and (Josh) Chappell was hit by a pitch, which scored Burks.” With a 2-1 advantage, Hunter McSwain added some cushion with a base hit that scored Hurley as the Cardinals rolled to a 2-run victory. Jon Tyler Roach pitched four innings for the Tigers and struck out three while walking three and giving up two earned runs in four innings.
(HCHS) Jon Tyler Roach: 1-2; Cade Smith: 1-3; Dillon Rooker: 1-3; Trevor Bishop: 1-3; Barker Burnham: R, 2BB; Dylan Moore: BB
Box Score R H E CHS 321000x652 AHS 200000x221
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Box Score R H E AHS 000030x360 HCHS 000100x141 (AHS) Jacob Wallis: 1-2, RBI, 2B; Hunter McSwain: 1-2,
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Montell Johnson focuses before delivering one of his nine strikeouts against Hardin County last Saturday at MCHS.
Clarksburg- 6 Adamsville- 2
To say Rocket head coach Daniel Wolford was excited to play Adamsville would be an understatement. Giving the former Cardinal even more reason to be excited, his team pulled off the upset and gave AHS its second loss of the tournament, eliminating them from championship contention. “It feels great to be back. It’s great to get out here and get a chance to play in front of friends and family,” Wolford said before the game. “There’s about 15 or 16 kids on that team that I coached over there, so that’s going to be interesting. They’re going to be wanting to beat me as bad as I want to beat them.” Not only did Wolford play under Lambert for five years as a Cardinal, he also coached a large portion of Adamsville’s current roster to multiple Dixie Youth State Championships. “It’s going to be fun coaching against Coach Lambert, the guy that coached me for five years,” said Wolford. “I just hope we play good defense, and get out here and give them a good ball game. (Adamsville) is a good team, and we’re trying to get better.” When all was said and done, his Rockets did get a little better. “Great game for us,” said Wolford. “Logan Hampton had his best game and threw a great game. Our kids believed we could not only compete but win. My seniors got us going and showed how great we can be.” Striking out 12 Cardinals, Clarksburg starting pitcher Logan Hampton threw a complete game two-hitter against AHS and got stronger as each new inning began with Adamsville struggling throughout. The Rockets scored three in the top half of the first, and the Cards cut it down to a 1-run lead in the second half. Clarksburg pushed two more across the plate in the second and one more in the third, and it proved to be enough as Hampton continued to blow through the Adamsville lineup. “We didn’t answer the bell very well in this one,” said Lambert. “(There was) a lot of emotion going in. We needed this one to come back from a dissappointing loss the night before, but Clarksburg’s ace didn’t give us much of a chance to bounce back. Hats off to Coach Wolford and his kids. They came to play
(MCHS) Marcus Nash: 2-3, 2B, R, 2SB; Chase Smith: 1-2, RBI; Jonathan Nixon: 1-3, R, SB; Craig Mullins: 1-3, SB; Austin Gafford: 1-3, BB; Blake Chandler: RBI, BB; Jacob Mullins: R, 2SB; Parker Adams: SB
Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance
Dakota Roden heaves a pitch home in his no-hitter thrown against Scotts Hill last Friday night.
(CHS) Logan Hampton: 2-3, 2B; Hunter Peterson: 1-3, 2RBI; Jordan Cary: 1-3, 2R (AHS) Jalen Kendall: 1-3, R; Jacob Wallis: 1-3; Kasey Hurley: R
Chester County- 4 Adamsville- 2
The Cardinals found themselves down early against the Eagles in their second game of the tournament. Though it was a shallow hole, they could not string the hits together to dig their way out. “Didn’t swing (the bats) very well in this game,” said Lambert. “Showed fight against as we rallied late to get two, but couldn’t overcome Chester’s pitcher. Also, two errors in the seventh gave Chester the cushion they needed to beat us.” The Eagles threw their stud freshman pitcher, Collin McPherson, at the Cards. He pitched seven innings and gave up no earned runs while striking out two and giving up only three hits to get the win for Chester County. “Our team is a great team, but we’ve got to find ways to beat a team’s best pitcher,” Lambert said about his team that has not defeated a big-time opponent’s ace all season. “Other coaches have a lot of respect for out boys and are going to throw their best at us.” Box Score R H E CCHS 1001002471 AHS 0000002232 (CCHS) Brandon Berry: 3-4, 2B; Collin McPherson: 2-4; Jake Melaro: 1-3, 2B (AHS) John Reed Odom: 1-2, R; Kasey Hurley: 1-2; Josh Chappell: 1-3; Josh Burks: 2RBI; Drew Griswell: R
Adamsville- 8 Bolivar Central- 7
Like every other game it played in the tournament, Adamsville had to overcome adverse circumstances against Bolivar in its first game of pool play last Thursday. Before the Cardinals held off the Tigers’ 5-run ral-
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Clarksburg head coach and former Cardinal, Daniel Wolford congratulates Logan Hampton after one of six solid innings on the mound for the Rockets. The senior had 12 strikeouts against Adamsville. ly in the seventh, John Reed Odom broke the game wide open with his first home run of the season, which happened to be a grand slam belted to deep left field that gave AHS an 8-2 lead, but he was not the only key contributor in the Cardinals’ victory. “Josh Burks did a good job on the hill with Peyton Surratt coming in to get the save for us as Bolivar rallied late,” said Lambert. “Hunter McSwain and Drew Griswell had some big hits for us...” Burks improved to 2-0 with the win after throwing six solid innings against the Tigers. Both of his wins have come against Bolivar. Box Score R H E BCHS 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 07 11 00 AHS 0 1 0 1 1 5 x 08 10 02 (AHS) Hunter McSwain: 3-3, RBI, 2B (2), 2R; John Reed Odom: 2-3, 4RBI, HR, R; Drew Griswell: 2-3, 2RBI, R; Jalen Kendall: 1-2, 2B, 2R; Kasey Hurley: 1-3, RBI; Jacob Wallis: 1-3, 2B, R
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Lady Cards win two of last three in district By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer
The Lady Cards have been playing up-and-down softball this season, but picked up two wins in District 15-A last week. Last Monday, Adamsville defeated Scotts Hill, but last Thursday, the Lady Panthers of Riverside High School shut out the Lady Cardinals 8-0 at Adamsville. Before that, the Lady Cards put a thrashing on Middleton, 15-2. The Lady Cardinals will host the Trinity Lady Lions on Thursday for the second time this season. “We are going to have to hit,” said Lady Cardinal head coach Todd McGee. “We have not done a consistent job. We had three hits in the two combined games against TCA and Riverside and these guys don’t walk enough players or make enough errors to beat them with one or two hits.”
Adamsville- 4 Scotts Hill- 0
Taylor Hutton might have had problems with Riverside last week, but there was no issue when it came to mowing down the Lady Lions of Scotts Hill last Monday. “Hutton threw a no-hitter and only walked two and they were in the same inning,” said McGee. “She did a great job. We had about
five hits and we didn’t make a ton of errors either.” The Lady Cards improved to 15-6-2 overall, with several wins coming in the Covington Tournament last weekend, and they stand at 5-2 in the district with losses to TCA and Riverside.
Riverside- 8 Adamsville- 0
The fast-paced game soared through seven innings of play. Parker Davis was called in to pitch in the first inning to replace Taylor Hutton. Davis threw the remainder of the game. In the top of the first inning, Davis caught a popup and struck out the next batter for two consecutive outs. Second baseman Bailey Wicker fetched a grounder and caught a Riverside runner at first base to go into the bottom. Adamsville’s leadoff hitter was struck out for out one. Macayla Kiddy hit a center field, line drive single but was left on base after the Lady Panthers pitcher threw two more strikeouts. Davis threw two strikeouts in the top of the second and caught an out at first, but Riverside was able to get in two runs following two left field doubles. Two Cardinal strikeouts and an infield popup sent the game into the third inning. Adamsville was able to hold the Lady Panthers scoreless in the third inning. The first two outs
were fielder’s choice as shortstop Anna Johnson caught force outs at second base and the final out was a popup caught by right fielder Olivia Johnson. Riverside threw three consecutive strikeouts in the bottom of the third and scored another run in the top of the fourth inning for a 7-0 lead. In the top of the seventh inning, Riverside scored their final run. Winning pitcher Brooke Kennedy threw 13 strikeouts for the Lady Panthers and allowed only one hit. Box Score RHE RHS 4201001890 AHS 0000000012 (AHS) Macayla Kiddy: 1-3, SB; Kristina Milford: BB
Adamsville- 15 Middleton- 2
Leadoff hitter Nikki White led the Lady Cardinals in the top of the first inning with an infield single and stolen base after a passed ball went by the Lady Tiger catcher. Whitney Wrzesniewski batted White in, hitting an infield double. Kristina Milford hit a double that drove in Kiddy. Catcher Brittany Lambert hit a line drive over second base to score Wrzesniewski for the Lady Cardinal third run. After being hit by a pitch, pitcher
Samantha Oaks took her base, and designated hitter Parker Davis hit into a fielder’s choice that brought home Milford for the fourth and final run of the first inning. In the top of the third inning, Oaks led off for Adamsville with a line drive drive single and advanced to third base after a wild pitch and a passed ball. Bailey Wicker was later walked sending Oaks home. AHS went on to score three more runs in the inning to take an 8-run lead. McGee subbed four hitters in the top of the fourth inning beginning with Breanna Taylor, who doubled to center. Davis took her base after being hit by a pitch. Olivia Johnson and Taylor Hutton were walked, which brought in Breanna Taylor for the first run of the inning. Later in the inning, Kiddy drove in two more runs and the Lady Cards led 15-2 after four. The fifth inning was scoreless after Middleton caught two outs at first base and the Lady Tiger pitcher threw her first strikeout of the night. A. Johnson scooped up a grounder and recorded the first out at first base in the bottom of the fifth inning. Middleton got a player on base after being hit by a pitch, but Wicker caught a popup at second base and caught the runner out for the final two outs to end the game in favor of the Lady Cardi-
Photo by Tee Hutton
Taylor Hutton is met at the mound by her teammates during the junior’s no-hitter thrown last Monday against Scotts Hill. nals. Oaks struck out eight batters on 72 pitches and picked up the win. Box Score R H E AHS 4 0 4 7 0 x x 15 13 01 MHS 0 0 2 0 0 x x 02 04 00 (AHS) Whitney Wrzesniewski: 3-3, BB, 2SB, 2B, 2RBI, 2R; Macayla Kiddy:
2-3, BB, SB, 2B, 4RBI, 3R; Kristina Milford: 2-4, SB, 2B, 3RBI, R; Brittany Lambert: 2-4, SB, 2RBI; Samantha Oaks: 2-3, BB, SB, 2B; Nikki White: 1-3, SB, RBI, 3R; Breanna Taylor: BB, 2R; Parker Davis: 1-3, SB, 2RBI, R; Olivia Johnson: BB, R; Bailey Wicker: BB, 1R; Deanna Taylor: 1R Taylor Hutton: BB, RBI
Rough week for Cardinal Soccer By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Having to wait several weeks before playing their first game of the season, the Cardinal Soccer Team started off a little slower than they would have liked. Last week, they dropped two district matches to Trinity Christian Academy and Chester County High School. The Cards tried to right their ship against Lexington last Tuesday after press time, and will continue to do so when they host Jackson South Side on Thursday.
Trinity Christian- 1 Adamsville- 0
The Lions kept the pressure on Adamsville (0-2-1) throughout their match last Thursday at Cardinal Field, but AHS remained resilient against a tough Trinity
Christian Academy squad. With TCA controlling the ball for most of the game, the cardinals were on the defensive. However, every time the Lions pushed toward the goal the Cards Defense pushed back harder; holding TCA to just one goal. The lone TCA goal came on a penalty kick only minutes into the contest Cardinal head coach Steven Price saw this as a step in the right direction for his team. “Considering our performance earlier this week, I’m proud of my guys and the defensive effort they showed against a strong TCA squad,” Price said about the 1-0 defeat. “Josh Shoate put out a great showing in goal, saving several TCA scoring opportunities. We are still getting healthy and getting better as we go.” Shoate finished the game
with five saves, but the Cardinal offense managed only two shots on goal.
Chester County- 7 Adamsville- 1
In their second match of the season, Chester County showed no mercy on an Adamsville squad still trying to find its groove. “It was a long day for our guys,” said Cardinal head coach Steven Price. “We’re trying to learn the game and mesh together. We’ll continue to work hard and improve as the year goes on.” Sophomore Jake Baker scored the lone goal for AHS in the match on an assist from eighth-grader Peyton Mast. Both Josh Shoate and Jack Majors saw time in the goal. Shoate managed five saves while Majors came up with three against the Eagle’s relentless attack.
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Senior Dustin Sowell attempts to wrestle the ball away from the Lion offense last Thursday in Adamsville’s 1-0 loss to Trinity Christian.
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TCA ruins Bobcats’ flawless record By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer
After winning four flawless games this season, the McNairy Central Bobcat Soccer Team lost to the Trinity Christian Academy Lions of Jackson, Tenn. and then rebounded by shutting out the Scotts Hill Lions. McNairy Central hosted Scotts Hill last Thursday and wanted to make a comeback from an upsetting loss to TCA earlier in the week. The Bobcats took 19 shots on goal, but only scored on one at the 85 minute mark. However, MCHS held the Lions to zero shots on goal and won the game 1-0. “We did everything right for the whole game except putting the ball in the goal,” said Bobcat head coach Nick Cook. “We’ve really struggled with scoring this season despite creating opportunities nearly every play. Joyner Pollard put an end to the grind with a precision shot from outside the 18 yard bar.” All opponents had been held scoreless by the Bobcats until April 10 when TCA got the upper hand and won the match 2-1. “We stepped off of the bus at 5:15 p.m. and played at 5:30 p.m.,” said Cook. “Instead of asking for extra warm-up time, I rushed us and didn’t set the right tone. This loss is on me.” Trinity jumped out to a 2-0 lead by the end of the first half. MCHS goalkeeper Tyler Henry had a total of four saves out of the six shots by the Lions. “We gave up two easy goals on missed marks in the first 20 minutes,” said Cook. “We came out a little flat. TCA never got another decent shot after that 20 minute mark.” Sixty minutes into the contest, senior Juan Macias scored the first McNairy Central goal
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Jalen Kendall and the Cardinal defense do their part against Scotts Hill, but their offense fails them.
File photo by Amanda Lowrance
Junior Bobcat midfielder Joyner Pollard clashes with an opponent and fights to control the ball. and was assisted by senior team captain Dakota Chandler. The Bobcats had five shots on goal but only managed to make one count before time expired. “Once again, Juan Macias
played an outstanding game. Dakota Jaggers and DZ Robinson played well also,” said Cook. Bobcat defenders DZ Robinson and Dakota Jaggers combined for a total of 18 defensive
stops. Regardless of the road loss, McNairy Central still carries a winning record of 5-1 and will host Madison Thursday at 6 p.m.
Cardinal Tennis smashing competition By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Apart from the boys falling to Chester County last Monday, the Cardinal Tennis team has been close to perfect in their last couple matches, pulling off wins over Lexington and McNairy Central. With their recent success, the boys are now 4-3 overall, and the girls are enjoying a 6-1 record. AHS @ Chester Co. Adamsville traveled to Freed-Hardeman University to take on Chester County’s tennis squad last Monday. The girls were victorious, but the boys fell 6-1. Anthony Trumble picked up the guys’ lone victory defeating Austin Daniel (9-7). The girls, on the other hand, swept the Eaglettes in every match. In doubles, Darby Congiardo and Kasandra Krenson won 8-1, Maddie Wilson and Ali Gean won 8-5, and Caroline Gray and Allison Smarsh won 8-0. In singles, Congiardo defeated Natalie Clayton (8-0), Maddie Wilson downed Piper Davis (8-6), Krenson defeated Madie Taylor (8-4), Gean was victorious over Sarah McNeil (8-2), Smarsh survived against Brittany Rouse (8-6), and Gray defeated Morgan Jones with ease (6-0).
Cardinal power was equally potent in singles action as AHS suffered only one loss in nine matches. On the girls’ end, Congiard(o)? defeated Alex Odle (8-1), Edmondson defeated Jonna White (8-4), Wilson defeated Abby Elliot (9-7), Krenson defeated Alex Tucker (8-2), Ali Gean defeated Shelby Bowles (8-2), and Allison Smarsh defeated Brianna Coffman (8-2). In boys’ singles, Adamsville’s Josh Warshaw beat Wells (8-1), Cameron Gramse beat Tristan Meltor (8-3), and the lone loss came when Anthony Trumble fell to Lexington’s No. 1 Morris (8-6).
AHS vs MCHS For the second time this season, Adamsville High School defeated McNairy Central High School on the tennis courts last Thursday. Adamsville’s girls were 4-1 in singles action against the Lady Cats. Senior Allie Swims picked up MCHS’s lone win with a victory over Kasandra Krenson. AHS’s Darby Congiardo defeated Shelby Kennedy (8-1), Maddie Wilson defeated Emily Harris (8-5), Ali Gean defeated Mallorie Sweat (8-3), and Allison Smarsh defeated Kaitlyn Gray (8-0). The Cardinals’ boys finished 3-2 against the Bobcats. Anthony Trumble defeated Jarred Ruby (8-4), Cody Trumble defeated Adam Harris (8-2), and Josh Warshaw defeated Houston Robinson (8-0). MCHS’s Logan William defeated Cameron Gramse in a tiebreaker (7-3), and Kirby Gray defeated Kerby Harville (8-1). AHS vs Lexington In its match against Lexington on April 10, the Cardinal Tennis Team throttled the Tigers as the girls won 8-0, and the boys won 3-1. Darby Congiardo and Kasandra Krenson won their doubles match (8-2), and Hayley Edmondson and Maddie Wilson did the same (8-4). In boys’ doubles action, the Trumble brothers, Cody and Anthony, dominated Lexington’s Andrew Morris and Logan Wells (83).
They’re not Lion: Scotts Hill gives Adamsville first district loss By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
An off-night last Monday cost Adamsville (13-10-1, 6-1) its position atop District 15-A when the Cardinal offense was shut down by the Scotts Hill Lions.
Scotts Hill- 3 Adamsville- 2
The pitching was definitely not the problem for the Cards. Jalen Kendall got the start and went five strong innings. Drew Griswell relieved him in the sixth, and the two combined to strike out 12 and gave up only five hits. “Unbelievable that we can strike out 12 Lion batters and lose 3-2,” said frustrated Cardinal head coach Steven Lambert about his team that only managed two hits after the first inning. “Our bats are cold right now. We have got to find a way to do what we were doing earlier in the season offensively.” Adamsville scored two right out of the gate to start the game on a positive note. Kendall and Kasey Hurley crossed the plate for the Cards after two singles and a balk from the Scotts Hill hurler in the first. After giving AHS a run with the balk, the Lions stymied the Cardinal sluggers. Lambert said his hitters need to have a better approach at the plate, and their game against the Lions was proof. “Their pitcher kept us off balance forcing us into 11 pop-ups and only balls hit on the ground.” Scotts Hill was held scoreless into the fourth when they tied the game, 2-2. In the sixth, the Lions broke the tie, putting the pressure on the stagnant Cardinal offense to get a run, or taste district defeat for the first time. They did not respond. The Cardinals tried to even their season series with Scotts Hill and get back on the right track last Tuesday after deadline. They will take on McNairy Central in Selmer on Friday. See our Facebook page for updates. Box Score RHE AHS 2000000240 SHHS 000201x351 (AHS) Kasey Hurley: 1-3, R; Jalen Kendall: 1-3, R; John Reed Odom: 1-3, Jacob Wallis: 1-3; Josh Chappell: RBI
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Lady Cats ride district roller coaster By Amanda Lowrance
The McNairy Central Lady Bobcats grabbed a big district win from the Bolivar Lady Tigers last Monday after a 10-0 home victory. “I was proud of the girls for working hard to get a win,” said Lady Bobcat Coach Mellanie Surratt. “Kindra Brown looked strong on the mound.”
McNairy Central- 10 Bolivar Central- 0
Box Score R H E BCHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 02 02 MCHS 1 0 2 0 3 4 x 10 12 00 (MCHS) Kelley Moore: 2SB, HR, 2RBI, 1R; Jacey Whirley: SB, 3B, 2RBI; Kindra Brown: SB, 2B; Macee Taylor: 2B, 2RBI; Khaila Lynum: 2B; Makayla Holley: 2SB
Chester County- 7 McNairy Central- 0
The Lady Bobcats returned to their home field last week after six straight road appearances. Injuries began knocking out the roster early in the season, and it has gotten to the point the team has had to cut JV games to help preserve the healthier, more able players. “I have had a lot of people hurt and a few people out of position playing,” said Lady Bobcat Coach Mellanie Surratt. McNairy Central’s season was once somewhat predictable, but now there is a big question mark as to where the
Bobcats pay tribute, fall to Riverside By Andrew Alexander
Head Sports Writer
Junior catcher, Kelley Moore hit her first high school home run and drove in three of the 10 runs. Macee Taylor hit a double, and senior Jacey Whirley hit a triple to drive in two runs and ended the game. Senior Kindra Brown also notched another district win in her belt from the pitching circle.
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Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance
Home run hitter Kelley Moore takes a few practice swings before stepping into the batter’s box and driving in two runs for MCHS. team falls in rankings. Last week the Lady Bobcats took on their top two district contenders, the Lexington Lady Tigers and the Chester County Lady Eagles. The first two innings of the game against Chester County went scoreless and was very competitive on both sides. The Lady Eagles pulled off four runs in the third inning, but Brown stepped out of the pitcher’s circle to stop a rushing player on her way to home plate and was plowed into while getting the out. Senior Jacey Whirley was the only hitter for McNairy Central with a single. Chester County walked four batters but the Lady Bobcats were unable to connect and get the runners home. The Lady Eagles scored three more runs in the seventh and defeated McNairy Central 7-0. “I was very pleased with the defense we played,” said Surratt. “The effort was there. We didn’t give up and we didn’t lose heart. It just wasn’t our night to come out with a win. We played with them and I was pleased with the effort my girls gave and the defense. We’ll get them next time.”
Lexington- 8 McNairy Central- 0
Last Friday’s game against the Lexington Lady Tigers was a hard loss to swallow as well. The Lady Tigers shut out McNairy Central 8-0 and hit a home run, which accounted for their final runs of the game. Kelly Beth Ernest took the pitching loss, but the Lady Bobcats plan to lower the risk of anymore injuries and hope to pull out some much needed wins as the regular season’s conclusion draws near. “This was a tough game as a team,” said Surratt. “We felt we should have hit better. However, our dense stayed strong.” The Lady Bobcats (10-9-1, 5-3) will go on the road for two games against Hardin County and Chester County and then head back home on Friday for a match against the Adamsville Lady Cardinals beginning at 5:30 p.m.
After the passing of Riverside High School’s baseball standout, Stephen Gant, the McNairy Central Bobcats agreed to play their home game scheduled for April 10 on the road out of respect for the Riverside Baseball family, which was playing its first game since their tragic loss. “The players put a 29 (Gant’s Number) on their helmets, so Riverside could see it when they went up to bat. As they called the teams out, we took our helmets out and turned them so their players could see the number on the side of the helmet and paid our respects that way.” It was an emotional scene and an intense game. When all was said an done, the Panthers, determined to get a win for their fallen teammate, defeated the Bobcats in extra innings.
Riverside- 9 McNairy Central- 8 F/9
Down by five runs late, McNairy Central climbed back into contention, but could not pull out the win. Despite the outcome, Franks was pleased with his teams performance and the fact that his players never quit against a tough Panther team. “We were down in the top of the seventh. I believe we were down 7-4, and we scored four runs...” said Bobcat head coach Brian Franks. “We battled
back. We were up 8-7 and had a chance to win it, but we made seven errors in the game. “I was definitely proud of the way the boys bounced back,” said Franks about the team’s 4-run seventh inning that gave the Bobcats the lead late. “We didn’t lay down against a good team. They’re two-time defending state champions and have been to state three years in a row. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a win, but I’m definitely pleased with the way we finished the game.” Blake Chandler’s day was over in the fourth with the Bobcats trailing 6-2. The senior struck out eight and allowed three runs on six hits. The Panthers extended their lead to 7-2 by the end of the fifth, but MCHS was about to begin its rally. The Cats scored two runs in the sixth and strung together hit after hit in the seventh to take the lead. In the bottom half of the inning Riverside knotted the score, 8-8, and in the bottom of the ninth score the winning run. Box Score R H E MCHS 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 08 11 07 RHS 1 0 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 09 13 00 (MCHS) Dakota Roden: 3-4, R; Austin Gafford: 3-5, R; Chase Smith: 1-1, RBI, BB; Blake Chandler: 1-3, RBI, 2B, R, 2BB; Matt Chandler: 1-3, R, BB; Craig Mullins: 1-4, 3RBI, 2B, R, SB, BB; Jonathan Nixon: 1-5, 2RBI, SB; Tyler Wells: R, SB; Jacob Mullins: R; Marcus Nash: SB, BB
Box Score R H E LHS 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 08 11 02 MCHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 03 02 (MCHS) Kindra Brown: 2B; Destiny Wilson: SB, Kelly Beth Ernest: SB
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Blake Chandler works through his windup. The senior recorded eight strikeouts against Riverside.
Lady Cards 1-3 at Covington tourney Winebrenner, Jackson By Amanda Lowrance
Juniors go to Nationals
Head Sports Writer
The Adamsville Lady Cardinals played four games last weekend in the Covington High Softball Tournament held at Mueller Brass Fields in Covington, Tenn. The Lady Cardinals finished 1-3 in the tournament but had a great effort against tough competition. Lady Cardinal sophomore right fielder Olivia Johnson hit her first two high school home runs in the first two games against Dyer County. Several teams competed in the two-day long tournament expedition including Brighton, Munford, Halls, Dyer County, Adamsville, and Covington. Munford went undefeated at 5-0 and won over the hosting Covington Lady Chargers in the final game. “We go to these tournaments and play these 3A schools to help us compete with Trinity and Riverside, who are in our district,” said Lady Cardinal head coach Todd McGee. “Your record may not show that you are a powerhouse team but you can build off these types of losses and it helps you to prepare for the tough district teams.”
Munford- 8 Adamsville- 0
In Adamsville’s final tournament game, the Lady Cardinals lost 8-0 to tournament champions, the Munford Lady Cougars. Adamsville took the field in the first inning against Munford and Macayla Kiddy caught a centerfield popup from the leadoff hitter for the first out. Four runs were batted in by the Lady Cougars from two singles, two walks, and an error, but two runners were left on after Lady Cardinal pitcher Parker Davis threw two strikeouts. Three outs in the bottom moved the game into the second inning, Munford tripled to lead off the inning and the runner was batted in by an infield grounder. The Lady Cougars held a 5-0 lead going into the third inning. Two errors and two walks from Adamsville gave Munford an additional run but left three runners on when relief pitcher Gabby Morris stepped in and threw two strikeouts. Olivia Johnson got the first hit for the Lady Cardinals in the bottom of the third, hitting a line drive single over second base. Johnson advanced to second base on a passed ball but was left on after three quick outs from Munford. In the fourth inning of play, the Lady Cougars batted in two more runs, leaving two on and Adamsville loaded the
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Lady Cardinal sophomore Olivia Johnson smiles as she gets a high-five from Coach Todd McGee while trotting around third base after her first ever high school home run. Johnson hit two home runs over the weekend while the Lady Cardinals finished 1-3 at the Covington Tournament. bases but was unable to score. Munford’s winning pitcher threw seven strikeouts and only allowed two hits. Box Score RHE AHS 0000xxx025 MHS 4112xxx871 (AHS) Olivia Johnson: 1-2, SB; Samantha Oaks: 1-2, SB; Whitney Wrzesniewski: BB
Covington- 5 Adamsville- 4
The hosting Covington Lady Chargers were another tough opponent and they robbed Adamsville of a win in the last inning. Covington made three quick outs in the top of the first inning. The Lady Charger cleanup hitter batted in two runs in the bottom, but Kristina Milford caught the runner stealing second and after two popup outs were caught a runner was left stranded. In the second inning, Milford hit a line drive single to center field and advanced after two walks and a wild pitch to home plate for the Lady Cardinal’s first run of the game. Covington scored two runs in the bottom of the second for a 4-1 lead, but Adamsville made up three runs in the top of the third that tied the game. The nail biting game went scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning when a Lady Charger was walked and batted in by a line drive double to the center field wall. AHS pitcher Samantha
Oaks took the loss. Box Score RHE AHS 0130xxx460 CHS 2201xxx580 (AHS) Kristina Milford: 2-3, 2SB, 2R; Macayla Kiddy: 1-2, SB, BB, R; Bailey Wicker: BB, R; Olivia Johnson: 1-2, 2B, 2RBI; Laura Shiver: 1-2, SB, RBI; Samantha Oaks: 1-3, SB; Whitney Wrzesniewski: BB; Breanna Taylor: BB
Adamsville- 3 Dyer County- 1
The Lady Cardinals played the Dyer County Lady Choctaws twice in the Covington tournament. The first game was won 3-1 after three runs were batted in by Olivia Johnson’s second tournament home run in the fourth and final inning. After a strikeout from the Lady Choctaw pitcher, Kiddy hit a line drive double to left field. A putout at first and another strikeout rotated Adamsville to field and DCHS to the batter’s box. Dyer County’s lead hitter made the first run of the ball game after being walked, stealing second, and advancing to home on the second out from a centerfield popup. The Lady Choctaws held the lead until O. Johnson’s homerun over the centerfield wall. Taylor Hutton was Adamsville’s winning pitcher throwing five strikeouts and giving up only one hit.
Box Score RHE AHS 0003xxx380 DCHS 1 0 0 0 x x x 1 1 0 (AHS) Olivia Johnson: 1-2, HR, BB, 3RBI, R; Brittany Lambert: 1-2, SB, R; Kristina Milford: 1-2, SB, R Macayla Kiddy: 1-3, 2B; Bailey Wicker: 2-3, 2SB; Whitney Wrzesniewski: 1-2, SB; Parker Davis: 1-2, SB
Dyer County- 3 Adamsville- 1
The last game’s 3-1 loss to the avenging Dyer County Lady Choctaws was a hitter’s game. Johnson hit her second home run in the fourth inning, sending a fly ball over the center field wall, but it was the only run batted in for the Lady Cardinals and Dyer County already had three. “Seven runners were left on and that was the difference in those two ball games,” said McGee. “I think the home run gave Johnson a boost of confidence and the team rode her successes. It was a big hit. If we could have had one or two more big hits we could have won the game.” Hutton took the loss, but threw six strikeouts in five innings and had zero walks. Box Score RHE AHS 00010xx171 DCHS 1 0 2 0 0 x x 3 5 0 (AHS) Olivia Johnson: 2-2, SB, HR, RBI, R; Samantha Oaks: 2-3, SB, 2B; Kristina Milford: 1-2, SB; Anna Johnson: 1-2, SB; Bailey Wicker: 1-3, SB
McNairy Central junior Volleycat Tiffany Winebrenner played in the Junior Olympic Volleyball Nationals in Atlanta, Ga. from March 28-April 1 with her Jackson Juniors team, and they placed 101st overall. There were over 900 teams at the event with 150 courts going at a time. It was a wonderful and beneficial experience for the girls. While there, Winebrenner also got to participate in a high performance camp that had over 40 different scouts and collage coaches in attendance from all over the country. Last weekend, she played in Conway, Ark. for the team’s district championship tournament. They finished 3rd in the silver bracket.
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101 - for sale ANNIVERSARY SALE - Who said you couldn’t buy new homes in the 20’s anymore? New 2 bedroom homes starting at $25,950. New 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes starting at $29,950. VOTED BEST OF SHOW - Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath $44,500. All homes delivered and set up on your lot with central air. Hurry! Limited number at these prices. CLAYTON HOMES SUPERCENTER OF CORINTH Hwy 72 W, 1/4 mile west of hospital. (TF) Building For Sale or Rent. 100ft. x 25ft. 127 Court Ave. $40,000 or $600/ month. Call 934-4316. (TF) 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) 1993 Mobile Home, 16x80, 3 BD, 2 BA. Fully-equipped kitchen. Washer and drier. $11,000. Call after 5 p.m. 731-989-4418 or 731-610-4563. (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) 645-3130. (TF) ALEXANDER APTS. in Adamsville: 2 bedrooms & Townhouses. Washer/ Dryer hook-ups included. Call Earl @ (731) 926-0507 or Joanne @ (731) 727-4823. (TF) ECONOMY INN Motel: Low weekly rates. Free wireless internet, microwave & refrigerator. (731) 645-6155. (TF)
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1997 Camry LE. 242K. Runs great. No problems. Cruise, electric locks & windows. AC, sunroof. $2,500 OBO. Call 731-434-9410. (TF)
We Buy Scrap Metal, Specializing in Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUV’s. WE PAY CASH!! Will pay top dollar for buses, combines, big trucks and heavy scrap. Free pick-up. Will pay over $500 for some vehicles!! NO TITLE NEEDED!! (731) 610-8666. (TF)
Will mow yards for the public (731) 610-9214. (46. 47. 48. 49)
Eastview Mowing and Yard Work. Call 731-610-0435 for your mowing and weed-eating. (46, 47, 48, 49)
Harris: Home improvement, floors, foundations, drywall, roofs-metal or shingles, siding, hardwood, tiles. Thirty years experience. Call 731-4390343. (47, 48, 49, 50)
miscellaneous 401 - for sale
Buying junked, wrecked, and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731610-8827. (TF)
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)
Wanted: want to buy small boat for pond fishing. Any type considered. Call (731) 934-4193. (47, 48, 49))
Dell laptop $400 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-925-6183. (TF)
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). (www.happyjackinc.com) (45, 46, 47, 48)
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 www.sweetlipsgreenhouse.com M-F 8-6 Sat 8-4, Sun 12-4. WE CLOSE DURING SEVERE WEATHER. (46, 47, 48, 49) Spring Plant Sale: McNairy Central FFA Spring Plant Sale is at the greenhouses 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. MondayFriday. Beautiul hanging baskets, bedding plants, tomatoes. Call 645-3226 or 610-0726. (48, 49, 50) Irises for Sale: $2 each. 610-5791. (48, 49) ESpring Water Purifier System: NSF Certified drinking and cooking water. Above counter or below the counter units. For more information, call Doug Mitchell, 731-610-8327. (48, 49, 50, 51)
404 - pets/livestock
services 501 - professional services SUBCONTRACTOR, HOUSE leveling, Rotting sills replaced, Floors, plumbing and tile. OVER 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE!! Phone Doug Butler @ (731)239-8945. FREE ESTIMATES. (TF) Wilson Service Company: We move and install mobile homes! Licensed, bonded/insured. Also, house leveling, rotten joist/sill replacement, support piers installed, floors and metal roofs. Call (731)609-8794 or (731)610-4813. (TF) AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF)
Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731-610-2877 or 731-6455288. (TF) 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)
Harris: Asphalt, seal coating. Residential and commercial. Free estimates. Call 731-439-0343. (47-50) Gardens tilled, bushhogging, gravel spread. Free estimates. (731) 9349777. (48, 49) 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)
LAWN SERVICE Ted Nowlin Owner
Trailer for rent: 2 BD, 1 BA. $250/ mo plus deposit. No pets. On RamerSelmer Rd. 610-6614. (47, 48) For Rent: 2 BR, 1 BA house on 47 Flowers Ln, Selmer. $300/mo + $100 deposit. Call 439-6314. (48)
3 BD, 2 BA on large lot in Eastview area. $600/mo + deposit. Call 6453220 or 439-7086. (TF)
The Jackson Sun currently has route openings in Selmer/Stantonville area. Approximately 4-1/2 hours daily, 7 days a week. Early morning hours. $500-$550 bi-weekly. Contact Howard Edwards (731) 298-7119 or (731) 425-9702. Applicants will be on independent contract, not an employee. Must be dependable and available every day. Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and liability insurance.
www.hallsrealtytn.com ! ISTING
1012 - Otis Plunk Rd., Bethel Springs - $53,900 *Traditional Style *2 Bedrooms *2 Bath *Eat-in Kitchen *Porch *Circle Driveway
912 - Buena Vista Rd., Selmer - $39,900 * Uniquly styled home * Garage * Covered Patio* Dinning rm * 3 Brs * 2.5 Baths * 3 Acres +/-
812 - Peach St., Selmer - $27,900 * Older Traditional style * 2.30 ac +/* 2 Bedrooms * 1 Bath * porch * shed
1410 - Crestwood Dr., Saulsbury - $22,000 * Gated Community * 4 lakes * Club house * Secluded living * Carport * Lg porch *Brick *Large lot *Den * Fireplace * Patio area * Sun room * Garden spot *3 Bedrooms *2 Baths *Level shaded lot *Shed * Seller will consider all offers.
5611 - S Tina Dr., Selmer - $89,500
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
Thinking about refinancing your home?
100% FINANCING JUST COMPARE OUR
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For Sale: 2005 Honda VTX 1300R, less than 12,000 miles. Lots of extras. 731-645-5521.
1) No house payments for the rest of your life.
House for Rent: 92 Hwy 142, 2 BD, 1 BA across from Wal-Mart on about an acre $450/mo. Call 954-732-8490. (48, 49, 50, 51)
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE, straight body, nice car, new tires, leather, needs engine rebuild, asking $900 (731) 441-8326. (48, 49)
Carla Hall Broker/Owner
(731) 632-3007 (731) 453-5700
Mortgage Professionals, Inc.
House for rent: 3 BD, 222 Jones St. Behind Wal-Mart. 645-8909. (48, 49)
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)
215A Court Ave. Selmer, TN
293 Russell Gray Store Rd. Stantonville, TN 38379 email@example.com
House for Rent: 3 BD, 1 BA, brick. Near McNairy central. Carport. No pets. (Don’t ask). $450/mo + deposit. 645-5288 (TF) House for Rent: 3 BD, 1 1/2 BA, brick. Central heat and air. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher. In Selmer. No pets. $500 + deposit. Call 645-5288 or 439-5628. (46 - TF)
Garden tilling, bushhogging and box-blading - FREE estimates (731) 609-3274. (47, 48, 49, 50)
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.
(2 No income or credit qualifications!
UP TO 6% SELLER
3) You continue to own your home
CONTRIBUTIONS. FHA & VA LENDER APPROVED.
CALL DEAN VANOVER FOR AN APPOINTMENT 731-439-0961
For Homeowners Age 62 OR Older
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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, 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
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
crete 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//www.resales.usda.gov 9428 46, 47, 48
August 19, 2002, at Book 335, Page 472 and re-recorded on August 24, 2002, at Book 335, Page 823 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Priscilla J. Frizzell, conveying certain property therein described to Orange Law Firm, P.C. as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Terrace Mortgage Company; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on May 14, 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: The following tract of land,
lying and being in McNairy County, State of Tennessee, and bounded as follows: Lying and being in the Powell Subdivision at the edge of Adamsville, Tennessee, as follows: Beginning at Warren O. Christopher's Northeast corner and the Southeast corner of this lot and on the West edge of Barker Street, runs thence West with Christopher's line 145 feet to H.S. Carothers East line; thence North with said Carothers line 100 feet
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
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 provided in said Deed(s) of Trust by USDA, and Arlisa Armstrong as Substitute Trustee, or duly appointed agent, pursuant to the power, duty, and authorization in and conferred by said Deed(s) of Trust, will on 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 con-
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YARD SALE Friday & Saturday 8:00 - 4:00 Williams St.
Household items, Men’s, Women’s, Children’s clothes, etc.
YARD SALE YARD SALE 2nd House on right past Pappy Johns BBQ on 45 South April 19th, 20th & 21st
ALSO A SALE AT 3654 Hwy 45 South Plenty of Everything.
181 Fairway Lane THURSDAY, 9-4 FRIDAY, 9-4 SATURDAY 9-4
Saturday, April 21 Toys, clothes, furniture, baby items, too much to mention, cheap! Take first road on Right past McNairy Central High School, then follow signs!
ESTATE SALE SAT. 21st thru FRI. 27th
3576 Hwy 45 S past Pappy Johns on on left.
Furniture, woodworking tools, exercise equipment, household items, etc.
Furniture, washer, dryer, bookcase, table and chairs and much more. Everything must go! Rain or Shine.
MULTI YARD SALES
All proceeds to fund mission trip by Clear Creek Baptist Church
COMMUNITY YARD SALE Deer Trail Road in Selmer
YARD SALE Friday / Saturday April 20 and 21 7:00 am til ?
At Lawton Fire Deptartment
Friday & Saturday 7 til 1
Behind Norton Law Firm, across from Co-op
HILLSIDE DRIVE, ADAMSVILLE 1 MI. SOUTH OF REDLIGHT
FRI. & SAT. 4/20 & 4/21
A/C UNIT, 6HP JOHNSON O/B MOTOR, FISHING TACKLE, 32” TV, MICROWAVE, INSIDE DOORS, ALL SIZE CLOTHING AND SHOES, (ADULT & BABY), TOYS, NORDI-TRACK ELLIPTICAL, FURNITURE DON HUNT AND STEVE PITTS
DRIVERS WANTED Solo and Team • AGGRESSIVE NEW INCENTIVE PAY PACKAGE AVAILABLE
DATA ENTRY CLERK, PART-TIME DO YOU ENJOY ATTENTION TO DETAIL? WEI has an opening for a Data Entry Clerk to work in Chester / McNairy Counties in Tennessee. This position is responsible for the delivery of the Families First program through correct and timely entry of data to different systems as necessary to track clients and program performance. This position may also require telephone skills and contact with clients and other staff. Good verbal and written communication skills required. High School diploma or equivalent required. Keyboarding and Data Entry experience necessary. Working knowledge of data base programs and experience is preferred (Crystal Reports, Fox-Pro, Microsoft SQL, and Microsoft Access). Proficiency in Microsoft computer programs and in related software programs and systems, including on-line information systems (Internet) required. This is a part-time position with up to 30 hours per week and good pay. Interested parties may apply online at www.workforceessentials. com EEO Employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
• 1 YEAR OTR EXP. REQUIRED • HOME MOST WEEKENDS • MEDICAL & DENTAL AVAILABLE Call Cathy Sisson / Dave Bartlet at Reeves Bros. Trucking, Inc.
1-800-892-7067 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DSP - Direct Support Professional Adamsville & Selmer Areas
Are you Detailed Oriented? Love meeting new people? Work well alone and in a team setting? Opening for a
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Full-Time with Benefits - 7 on 7 off (shift work) Part-Time and Weekends with no benefits Job responsibilities include general and specific care of individuals with developmental disabilities in a residential setting. Extensive training will be provided. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and have a valid drivers license. A pre-employment drug screen, a criminal background check and a driving record check will be required. PAY BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDES: • Starting rate of pay: $8.40 • 11 paid holidays • Vacation and sick-leave • Health insurance • Retirement and scholarship plans • Dental insurance (optional) • McNairy County Developmental Services is an equal opportunity employer. APPLY IN PERSON AT: McNAIRY COUNTY DEVELOPMENTAL DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES 565 Industrial Park Rd., Selmer, TN 38375 NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 503 - public notices to a stake in the same; thence East 145 feet to Barker Street; thence South with Barker Street 100 feet to the beginning corner. All that certain real estate located and being in the Third Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, and same is bounded and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a stake in the Southwest corner of the tract of which this lot is a part; thence North 100 feet to a stake; thence East 147 feet to a stake in the West margin of Barker Street; thence South 100 feet with the West margin of Barker Street to a stake; thence West 147 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 217 Barker Street, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Priscilla J. Frizzell; Unknown Heirs of Priscilla J. Frizzell; Estate of Priscilla J. Frizzell The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700‑76743
sheriff’s log Monday, April 9 Theft of property – Leapwood Enville Rd- 6:17 a.m. Animal control – Complex – 8:35 am. Speak with an officer – Tulu Rd – 10:02 a.m. Theft of property – Hwy 142 – 10:44 a.m. Speak with an officer – Industrial Park – 12:53 p.m. Speak with an officer – Hwy 57 W – 1:50 p.m. Vandalism – Hwy 57 W – 5:33 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Meeks Rd – 9:08 p.m. Public service – 9:12 p.m. 911 Hang up – Mathis Ln – 9:58 p.m. Disturbance noise/music – Charlie Pounds – Rd – 10:03 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 Suspicious activity – Airport Rd – 1:48 a.m. Check of the area for illegal – Mulberry Ave – 3:26 a.m. Check of the area for illegal – Mulberry Ave – 4:41 a.m. Domestic in progress, physical – Countrywood Dr – 9:12 a.m. Theft of property – Old Stage Rd – 1:14 p.m. Vandalism – Hwy 45 N – 1:34 p.m. Animal control – Hwy 64 – 3:05
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Book 174, page 412, in the Register`s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Street Address: 121 Kendrick Brown Road, Stantonville, TN 38379 Parcel Number: 063.07 Current Owner(s) of Property: Olan Kendrick Brown and Ronald Kendrick Brown, as J.T.W.R.O.S Other Interested Parties: Olan K. Brown, Ronald Kendrick Brown, Ronald Kendrick Brown, McNairy County, The street address of the above described property is believed to be 121 Kendrick Brown Road, Stantonville, TN 38379, but such address is not a part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5117. 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: Olan K. Brown, Ronald Kendrick Brown, Ronald Kendrick Brown, McNairy County, If the United States has any lien or claimed lien on the property, notice required by 26 U.S.C. § 7425(b) to be giv-
en to the United States has been timely given. The sale of the land described above will be subject to the right of the United States to redeem the land as provided for in 26 U.S.C. § 7425(d)(1).] If the State of Tennessee has any lien or claimed lien on the property, notice required by § 67-1-1433(b)(1) of the Tennessee Code to be given to the state of Tennessee has been timely given. The sale of the land described above will be subject to the right of the state of Tennessee to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-1-1433(c)(1) of the Tennessee Code.] All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust. The undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded by the Substitute Trustee at any time.
The following real estate located in McNairy County,
Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Being a portion of Lot 5 of the unrecorded plat of Olan K. Brown Subdivision and more particularly described as BEGINNING at an iron pin in the Northern right of way of Kendrick Brown Lane, the Southeast corner of the Stephen J. Frketich lot, see Deed Book 182, page 361, in the Register`s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee; Thence, North 25 degrees 54 minutes 47 seconds West for a distance of 233.49 feet with the Eastern boundary of Frketich to a steel fence post; Thence North 86 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds East for a distance of 235.99 feet with a new line through Lot 5 a steel fence post in the Western boundary of Lot 6; Thence South 08 degrees 48 minutes 35 seconds East for a distance of 218.27 feet with the Western boundary of Lot 6 to a steel fence post found in the Northern right of way of Kendrick Brown Lane; Thence, North 89 degrees 12 minutes 34 seconds West for a distance of 16.50 feet with the Northern right of way of Kendrick Brown Lane; Thence South 86 degrees 19 minutes 59 seconds West for a distance of 150.71 feet with the Northern right of way of Kendrick Brown Lane to the point of beginning. Said property contains 1.000 acres more or less. As surveyed by Martin Land Surveying, Inc. TN No. 1469, Selmer, TN 38375 on December 22, 2003. Being a portion of the same real estate conveyed to Olan Kendrick Brown and Ronald Kendrick Brown by deed of record in Deed Book 174, Page 412, Register`s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Being a portion of the same real estate conveyed to Olan Kendrick Brown and Ronald Kendrick Brown by deed in Dead
p.m. Theft of property – Beautyhill Rd – 3:57 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 57 E – 4:36 p.m. Animal control, bite – Gus Chewalla Rd – 5:23 p.m. Civil matter – Unity Church Rd – 5:37 p.m. Traffic stop – East West – 7:03 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 8:16 p.m. Traffic stop – Barker St – 8:55 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 9:14 p.m. Check of the area for illegal – Post Office Rd – 9:46 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 57 E – 10:34 p.m. Suspicious person – Sandy Flatt Rd – 10:53 p.m. Traffic stop – hwy 57 E – 11:41 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 Theft of property – Crabtree Rd – 10:23 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 12:58 p.m. Traffic stop – TNT Grocery – 1:48 p.m. Theft of property – Chewalla Rd – 2:33 p.m. Animal control – Bob Williams Rd – 2:31 p.m. Traffic stop – Chester Co Line 45 – 4:41 p.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 45 N – 6:37 p.m. Serving warrant – Coleman Ln – 8:51 p.m. Suspicious person – Matrose Rd
– 9:03 p.m. Serving warrant – Baker Rd – 11:51 p.m. Thursday, April 12 Vandalism – Bridge on Winding Ridge Rd – 7:29 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Matrose Carroll Rd – 8:25 a.m. Vandalism – Finger Scrap Yard Triple S – 9:41 a.m. Assault, already occurred – Complex – 1:19 p.m. Missing person – White Oak Cemetery Rd – 1:59 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, with injuries – Murray School Rd – 4:00 p.m. Traffic stop – Murray School Rd – 5:29 p.m. Disturbance unknown – Pleasant Site Rd – 5:32 p.m. Animal control – McNairy Central Rd – 5:31 p.m. Traffic stop – Murray School Rd – 6:54 p.m. Assault, already occurred – ER – 7:21 p.m. Verbal threats – George Lane – 8:05 p.m. Assault – George Lane – 8:30 p.m. Assault, already occurred – Race Path Rd – 9:10 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Synergy Dr – 9:14 p.m. Public service – Purdy Rd – 9:30 p.m. Unwanted subject – 11:23 p.m. Friday, April 13 Alarm residence/business – Main St – 12:47 a.m.
Reckless driver – Woodville Rd – 8:10 a.m. Verbal threats – Fullwood Rd – 11:19 a.m. Harass threats – Hwy 22 S – 1:06 p.m. Theft of property – Hwy 45 S – 1:45 p.m. Vandalism – Beau Monde Dr – 3:22 p.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 22 N – 4:07 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Russom Rd – 4:19 p.m. Alarm residence/business – South Gin Rd – 4:45 p.m. Littering – Armour Dr – 5:44 p.m. Drunk driver – Hwy 57 E – 5:54 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 W – 6:31 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E/Rose Creek – 6:41 p.m. Traffic stop – Robinson Shed Rd – 7:11 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 N/Complex – 7:11 p.m. Disturbance unknown – Hwy 45 S – 8:39 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Main St – 9:27 p.m. Traffic stop – Bethel Purdy Rd – 10:05 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, with injuries – New Bethel Rd – 10:31 p.m. Traffic stop – Friendship Rd – 11:25 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 11:32 p.m.
Traffic stop – Guys Chewalla Rd Near Tracks – 11:51 p.m. Saturday, April 14 Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 12:20 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64/Dollar Store – 12:41 a.m. Suspicious vehicle – Hwy 224 – 2:10 a.m. Traffic stop – Gilchrist Rd – 2:27 a.m. Animal control – Tom Baker Rd – 3:22 a.m. Theft of property – Curtis Hill Church Rd – 9:03 a.m. Theft of property – Saltillo Rd – 9:50 a.m. Assist EMS – Hwy 45 S – 10:20 a.m. Theft of property – Sewell Bottom Rd – 11:33 a.m. Public service – 11:30 a.m. Speak with an officer – Russom Rd – 12:19 p.m. Theft of property – Curtis Hill Church Rd – 5:15 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Main St – 8:41 p.m. Busy – Hardeman county Line – 9:4 p.m. Check of the area for illegal – Harris Dr – 10:16 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 N – 11:58 p.m. Sunday, April 15 Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 12:48 a.m. Public service – Purdy Beauty Rd – 1:25 a.m.
DATED April 11, 2012 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee April 18, 2012 April 25, 2012 May 2, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ msherrod_120411_1202 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 9534 48, 49, 50 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE Sale at public auction will be on May 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM local time, located at the east door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Olan K. Brown and Ronald Kendrick Brown, to Charles R. Pettigrew, Trustee, as trustee for Asset Mortgage of Tennessee, Inc. on 15th day of October, 2004 in REC Book 372, Page 281, in the Office of the Register of McNairy County, Tennessee; conducted by York Trustee Services, LLC, having been appointed Substitute or Successor Trustee. Default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable. Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the IndyMac INDX Mortgage Trust 2007-AR21IP, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-AR21IP under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated October 1, 2007
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. York Trustee Services, LLC,
503 - public notices Substitute Trustee 200 Jefferson Avenue Suite 1350 Memphis, TN 38103 Phone: (901) 432-0740 Fax: (404) 961-1185 File No: TN-87000022-11 Publication Dates: April 18, 2012, April 25, 2012, and May 2, 2012 9535 48, 49, 50 NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by Chapter No. 175, Public Arts of Tennessee 1939 as amended by Chapter 229, Public Act of 1971 Estate of ALLEN D. TAYLOR, Late of McNairy County, Tennessee Notice is hereby given that on April 13, 2012, Letters Testamentary in respect to the Estate of Allen D. Taylor, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk & Master of McNairy County, TN. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his Estate are required to file the same in duplicate with the Clerk & Master of the above named Court within earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, or twelve (12) months from date of decedent’s death, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 13th day of April, 2012. William Edward Taylor, Executor Estate of Allen D. Taylor By Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master Terry Abernathy, Attorney 9543 48, 49
Traffic stop – Hwy 45 N – 3:36 a.m. Theft of property – Purdy Beautyhill Rd – 6:48 a.m. Domestic in progress, physical – Shiloh Adamsville Rd – 10:39 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 142 – 10:40 a.m. Missing person- Hwy 64 E – 11:54 a.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Dr – 12:08 p.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Dr – 12:09 p.m. Harass threats – George Ln – 12:10 p.m. Serving warrant – MCSO – 12:14 p.m. Serving warrant – MCSO – 12:13 p.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Park Dr – 12:57 p.m. Burglary – Tommy Sanders Rd – 3:16 p.m. Theft of property – Bethel Area – 3:49 a.m. Traffic stop – Walnut St – 6:58 p.m. Public service – Curtis Church Hill Rd – 7:08 p.m. Unruly person – Murray School Rd – 7:14 p.m. Traffic stop – Old Hwy 45 – 7:39 p.m. Traffic stop – City Park – 7:55 p.m. Unwanted subject – Houston Cemetery Rd – 8:32 p.m.
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