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Rival, county high school baseball teams, McNairy Central and Adamsville, join hands to pray for Larron King at the McNairy Central Baseball field. At the same time, more than 500 people in the Selmer City Park, did the same to honor this hometown hero who was involved in a tragic vehicle accident. House. The first six weeks staying at St. Jude see how someone can take such a tragedy By Amanda Lowrance with their daughter was very costly due to in their life and turn it into a positive and be Staff Writer hotel and food expenses. Lauren lived a year able to minister to not hundreds, but thouOn an routine trip home from work, Lar- and eight days and in her memory the fam- sands of families over the last 12 years. It is just unreal.” ron King, a hometown hero, was involved ily began Lauren King Ministry. RMH and St. Jude teamed up to form a The crash crushed King’s L5 vertebrae in a tragic accident on Sulfur Springs Road that has kept him in Memphis at Regional place where families can stay and concen- and he is currently paralyzed from the neck Medical Center, otherwise known as The trate on the wellbeing of their child without down. He wore a halo and had surgery Satworrying about cleaning, cooking, or paying urday afternoon on the front of his neck and Med, for more than a week. The cause of the accident is still un- bills. There are over 50 bedrooms provided was scheduled for another surgery Monday known but it is certain that King lost control for after an expansion in 2000 and the RMH on the back of his neck, but it has been postof the vehicle and was involved in a serious has housed over 6,000 people completely poned until he is in better condition. As of Monday night, King was put on a ventilator crash. Many locals became very concerned, free of charge. Through their ministry the Kings have observing a chance of pneumonia. and when paralysis came into the equation, worked and provided time and money for “It has not been said by the doctors that something more had to be done. Several church members, family and the RMH to not only help make these strug- this surgery will fix Larron,” said Mike Mafriends of King began to rally a prayer in the gling families whole, but to make their ness, a close friend who helped Whitten orpark. More than 500 people attended what family whole as well. Their time has been ganize the prayer event. “This is just what is the locals called “Pack the Park Prayer Night dedicated to traveling to Memphis, cooking hopeful of Anita, Wes, and all of his friends.” fresh meals, raising money, and providing The circle at the park, business sign disfor Larron King”. Sixteen years ago, Mr. and Mrs. King cel- love, hope, and faith to every patient and plays, and everyone coming together as one to pray for King has heightened the family’s ebrated the birth of their daughter on Moth- family. These works can make a difference in belief in a full recovery. er’s Day along with their four-year-old son. “We saw the prayer in the park by FaceSix hours after Lauren was born she was tak- your life and Larron has challenged people en to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to do the same, but the challenge is now dif- Time,” said wife Anita King. “It was so oversuffering with Acute Myelongenous Leuke- ferent for him and his family as they are in whelming. I do not have the words to say to need of help from others. let them know how thankful we are for each mia leaving the family devastated. “We have been close friends now for and every one of them. Let them know how Larron has said it went from the best day of their life to the hardest to the most tragic, about 16 years,” said Chris Whitten. “Lar- much we appreciate all they are doing. We but now it has become the biggest part of ron’s big commitment has been with the their lives through the Ronald McDonald Ronald McDonald House. It’s amazing to See LOCAL HERO, 3A

Trespass charge County fundraisers take in $65,000 in April adds trouble for suspended officer By Christen Coulon Editor

By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Suspended Bethel Springs policeman Bandy Burney was cited for criminal trespass by the Selmer Police. According to a copy of the complaint provided by the department, Burney was found riding a four wheeler on city property. Patrolman Kim Findley was the responding officer. Burney’s case is scheduled to be heard on May 10 in McNairy County General Sessions Court. Under state law, he could face up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $50. Burney was suspended with pay by the Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen at their March meeting after Tiffany Shoate charged him with improper touching after he allegedly patted her on the shoulder during a traffic stop. Burney denied that he touched Shoate. Shoate filed a complaint with the City of Bethel Springs and the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department. Bethel Springs Mayor Kay Cox told the April Board of Aldermen meeting that no action has been taken on either complaint.

Schools. The Chester County Eagles topped the McNairy Central Bobcats in a close championship game. Despite their loss the Bobcats treated the crowd to some fantastic baseball. The tournament was well attended and raised more than $3,400 for both McNairy County High School baseball teams.

In recent weeks there have been several fundraising events which combined have raised more than $65,000 for the community. Most recently, the Carl Perkins Center held its Dancing with the McNairy Stars fundraising campaign which according to Luke DeLaVergne, the center’s county director, brought in more than $36,000. The event culminated with a performance from local stars last Saturday at and event which was as funny as it was entertaining. This year’s total topped the organization’s annual goal for the campaign by more than $3,000. On April 14, Jesus Cares held its annual Spring Fling event at the Selmer Community Center. The event was attended by more than 400 people and raised more than $25,000 for the charity. Money from this event is still being counted and that figure could rise, Jesus Cares President Jim Gray told Independent Appeal last Monday. April 14 also marked the championship game of the Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular. This year’s four-day tournament, sponsored in part by McNairy ReStaff Photo by Janet Rail gional Hospital saw 16 baseball games Sam Vice and Marie Hurst perform their played between eight different teams at winning dance at this year’s Dancing both Adamsville and McNairy Central High with the McNairy Stars.

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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 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 Besso’s in Selmer. The Independent Appeal is not responsible for lost, misdirected or undelivered emails. Week 20’s winner was Stephen Berryman who correctly guessed the cactus bed off Hwy. 57 in Ramer, winning him a $15 gift certificate to Sonic in Selmer.

McNairy County remains untapped tourist Mecca By Christen Coulon Editor

With our past from Shiloh to Buford Pusser, our location at the heart of Rockabilly country sitting atop a treasure trove of 70 million year old fossils, our natural beauty displayed in the rolling hills of Big Hill Pond State Park, and in our friendly small town charm present in our communities, McNairy County is poised to take its share of our nation’s $1.8 trillion tourism industry. Discussions are currently underway between University of Tennessee Martin, The Pink Palace and local officials who are working on a solution to make Coon Creek Science Center more accessible to the public while maintaining the scientific integrity of the site. With a shared goal of expanding the educational horizons of West Tennessee residents, sources involved in this discussion say that an announcement regarding the future of this valuable COULON scientific resource could come soon. Any decision would likely benefit all parties involved, however the largest beneficiary to any agreement that facilitates greater participation and use of this site, would certainly be the residents of McNairy County. I support science education and feel that the Coon Creek site is an under-utilized asset to the county, not just as an educational asset, but as a tourist attraction. Tourism is certainly an underdeveloped resource in McNairy County. Tourism is important because it builds upon the existing infrastructure, businesses, history and attractions already present within the county and requires little in the form of investment when compared to the possible income that could come with this industry. Money from tourism directly acts to create jobs and adds to the local tax coffers allowing the local governments to provide a greater level of service to our residents. I challenge our local officials and residents to seize this


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Spring Fling Carnival

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The City of Selmer welcomed the Spring Fling Carnival last week for a three-day engagement at the City’s newest park located at the Old Dixie Cafe lot last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The carnival offered visitors rides, games and more. Selmer Parks and Recreation organized the event.

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Tractors on display at the O.F. Wagoner Memorial Tractor Show last Saturday By Christen Coulon Editor

The Tennessee River Old Iron Tractor Club held its O.F. Wagoner Memorial Tractor Show last Saturday at the Stantonville Community Center. The event kicked of around 5 a.m. and featured more than 92 pieces including tractors, engines and miniatures as well as music and food. “We are very pleased with the show, said Dickey Meek, event organizer. “This is the biggest show that we have ever had.” With several hundred people attending, Meek said that he was happy with the turnout and said that the cold and overcast April day with temps topping out near 50 was perfect weather for the event. “This is our first year and we are just tickled by the way everything turned out,” Meek said. Meek commended the cooking of the Smokehouse Rednecks who prepared smoked chicken plates for the event. “Those boys can cook,” Meek said. Due to the success of this year’s show, it is likely that this will become an annual event with those at the club to start looking at next year’s show. “I hope we to have a bigger turnout next year,” Meek said.

CORRECTION In last week’s story on the Selmer meeting, it was stated that Judy Mashburn was from the 2011 MRA Adult Leadership Class. She is actually from the 2010 leadership class, which is doing the sign project mentioned in the article.

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Eastview youth step up to better community By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Citizens and youth of Eastview appeared before the Board of Aldermen at its April 17 meeting to propose a partnership with the city for various improvements and repairs to the park. Luke Robbins, a teenager, proposed fixing the basketball goal, new swing sets and slides and placing a bench with a plaque honoring Daddy Dud Richard and Jean Ingram. In response to a concern about compliance raised by board member Lucy Martin, Alderman Elvis Butler said that any changes to the park have to be improvements. “You cannot fall backwards, it has to be an improvement. It has to remain like it is or be improved on account of those parks and recreation grants we got. You can’t drop

anything off,” he said. Stacy Thompson, her husband Dwayne and their daughter Elizabeth also spoke to the board on this topic. “We’ve got about 15 to 20 kids and young adults that go to Eastview Baptist and they want to redo the park. They said we’re the only park in the county that’s not fixed…So, we want to do something where the kids will have somewhere to go. We’ve noticed on Sunday even Chewalla Baptist and some of the other churches have been coming to play ball, so we want to fix it to where lots of other people can come also, few churches can come and play,” Stacy said. Thompson also proposed getting new swings, as well as new paint for the trash cans. The city has budgeted $20,000 for parks, Smith said. “We’ve been aiming to do something to the

slides and swings for a while,” Mayor Jessie Robbins said. “I think we can help you,” added Alderman Burl Sutton. “What your youth department is wanting to do is extraordinary and they’re to be commended for wanting to do that,” said board member Lucy Martin. “What about donations, do y’all got a problem with that?” Stacy asked. In other news from the meeting, the board of Aldermen voted to hire Brawner Vanstory, an accounting firm with offices in Corinth and Booneville, Miss. for auditing services. This firm has done auditing for the city in past years. Half of their $6,500 fee comes from the city budget and half from the water department. Alderman Elvis Butler said that the meeting with the city’s accountant had been cancelled.

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by the city on Oak Street, behind the Head Start building. The commission deferred action on this request, pending determination that there are no conditions in the deed preventing this use of the property. The property was purchased in 1992 for $30,000, according to Deputy City Recorder Glenda Anderson. The Mayor pledged to contact the owners of two other possible sites for the house if for some reason the house could not be built on the city property. In old business, City Administrator told the commission that there have as yet been no bids on the construction of a fence around the sewage treatment plant lagoon. The commission approved a new Parks and Recreation Board. The board will meet monthly and operate under guidelines set by the Tennessee Department of the Environment and Conservation. Adamsville once had a Parks and Recreation Board, but it has been defunct for a while, according to Leckner. This board will help in meeting benchmarks for grants.

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The Michie mayor and board of aldermen met last Monday in regular session and discussed the possibility of seeking bids to resurface the parking lot at the community center extending under the bleachers at the ballpark. “There is a lot of grass under the bleachers so if we get bids on repaving the lot we might as well see what the costs would be to expand to the bleachers,” said Alderman Jed Baker. “We need to specify exactly what area needs to be paved and mark it,” said Alderman Jim Merry. “Can we use crusher rock under the bleachers?,” said Mayor Mike Glisson. “Crusher rock has to be maintained so we may be better off paving,” said Alderman David Baker. The mayor and aldermen will meet this week to mark off the area they wish to get bids for repaving and seek bids later to determine the feasibility of the project. Fire Chief Shirley Clark reported issues with a brush truck, leading to the recent purchase of a five speed ‘76 Chevy 8 cylinder truck that meets the specifications the fire department needs with some minor modifications. “I bought this truck for $2,800 out of my budget and with some minor expenses we will be able to make this truck serviceable for grass fires. I just want the city to know that no expenses will be required from the city budget for this, but wanted to make you aware,” said Clark. The city served as the command post for the recent Civil War Reenactment and alderman Merry inquired about the success of the post. “The Tennessee Emergency Management Association (TEMA) complimented all of our county volunteers for working together so well. We had over 90 patients on Saturday, most were heat related injuries as people were not properly hydrated, two thrown off horses and other minor injuries,” said Clark. “We always work together so well in this county and things ran very smoothly. Fire Chief Anthony Carr responded when we had issues with serving food and helped us serve over 100 meals per day. All was very organized,” said Clark. Mayor Glisson inquired about the possibility of a grant for tornado sirens, and Clark reported she would see County Emergency Management Director Rudy Moore this week and inquire. “Many residents are asking me about a warning system in the community,” said Glisson. In old business, the board passed the meeting minutes of the March 26 meeting and adjourned.

The Adamsville City Commission approved a consulting contract that will help the city determine if it is feasible to run its vehicles on natural gas at its April 16 meeting. The commission approved a consulting contract with D2 Energy Consultants for $98 per hour. “What we are looking to do with this situation is to expand their role in research and development for the city for our natural gas utility. We believe this will be a good partnership for us to move forward and try to market us a lot better than what we are and look at some new technologies that we can use to enhance the utility department. We’re looking basically at doing something brand new that nobody around here has done and we believe that D2 will help us get over that edge,” Mayor David Leckner told the meeting. Donnie Gibbs, the Executive Director of McNairy County Habitat for Humanity, requested permission for the organization to build a house on property owned

Owner cited in dog bite case By Jeff Whitten A Selmer woman was cited after her dog allegedly bit a neighbor. Kimberly Grace Ayers was cited by McNairy County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Pinson on April 16 after her Chow allegedly bit a woman. According to the incident report provided by the department, the woman had a

O. H. “Shorty” Freeland poses with Brenda Messer Tedford and Bill Wagoner at a book signing for his book “Ray Blanton and I,” at the Irving Meek Jr. Public Library in Adamsville last Thursday. Freeland said he was pleased with the turnout and enjoyed talking with his readers. Staff Photos by Jeff Whitten

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are truly blessed.” The many events going on in a small town did not keep people from supporting a local hero. Nor did a rivalry game keep the teams from joining hands on the baseball field. The impact made by the Kings has been great, and continued support is needed to help the family that has given all to help others. “Please continue to pray,” said Ms. King. “I look forward to the day when he can come and tell you all what God has brought him through and I am confident that Larron is going to be completely healed.” A sign at the RMH has a quote by Booker T. Washington and is a good description of Larron: “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” Donations are being accepted at Regions directly through the Larron R. King account and $14 prepaid t-shirts are being sold through Bella Salon, most county schools and Thyssen Krupp to support the King family.


opportunity to act upon and vote with the tourism industry in mind. The addition of our new visitor’s center is a huge first step to realizing the goal of becoming a tourist destination in West Tennessee. I encourage greater investment of both private and public funds to support this industry which could bring continuous benefits for generations to come.

I applaud our leaders for all of the work that has been done to date to encourage tourism growth and challenge them to continue to place emphasis on beautification of our communities and to work hand-inhand with the private sector to help advertise and inform people in the region about all that McNairy County has to offer. (The opinions of Christen Coulon are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Independent Appeal, its staff or its owner.)

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The purpose of the meeting was to create an accurate list of city assets to be depreciated. Members of the board gave examples of items that should not be on the list at last month’s meeting. Though the department is running a cash surplus, depreciation has thrown it into the red in past years and forced it to raise water rates last year. The board made various amendments to its budget at the meeting. Line items for the audit was increased from $3,200 to $3,250, for an accounting computer program from $4,000 to $7,000, Certified Municipal Financial Officer training went from $1,200 to $2,200, office supplies went from $500 to $1,000 and expenditures for traffic lights increased from $1,200 to $1,900. The latter increase was because the lights had to be worked on twice, according to City Recorder Emodene Smith.

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More than 10 years of excellence in MCHS Senior Projects

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McNairy Central High School senior, Molly Weatherford stands beside her mentor, Artist Brian Tull after completing her senior project last Thursday. Weatherford has been working on this mural project since mid-June of last year and has spent approximately $800 dollars for expenses to leave a memory behind for her senior class. The storage unit of the MCHS band is hidden behind the baseball field walls but now has images of graduating senior Brandon Stricklin, Emily Harris, and Jerry Emmons. By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

Since 2001, the McNairy Central High School Senior Class has participated in senior projects. The subject of interest is chosen by the students and is something that the seniors have never done before, so in each project, the student is thoroughly learning something new. Grades are given throughout the year in English class in what the teachers call the four Ps: paper, product, portfolio, and presentations. The senior project committee made up of about 9 or 10 chairmen include teachers such as Lin Smith, who handles all the equipment, technology, and scoring, Lisa Forsythe, who handles all the scheduling, and Molly Cheshier, who guides resource class seniors. “The importance of senior projects is to get

them to put together all of the skills that they need in the real world: time management, organization, speaking in front of people, following through, and finishing,” said Business Technology instructor Lisa Forsythe. “Between 120 and 130 judges come in from the community. Some of the judges are retired educators, businessmen, on-the-clock employees, homemakers, and church members.” Last Wednesday and Thursday, these seniors and judges spent the school day with 11 ongoing, concurrent sessions each day. In every session there are four to five judges scheduled. The students prepare and polish up their presentations weeks in advance and the judges observe and grade the seniors on a scale of one to five for time, presence, organization, voice/ diction, knowledge, and visuals. Each student must present their product in a minimum of five

minutes while making proper eye contact, tone, and volume, wearing proper attire fitting for the product, displaying and demonstrating their knowledge gained, and showing its relevance for the future. Music, crafts, and technical skills are commonly found in these projects but over the decade spent administering senior projects a few subjects have been omitted for safety precautions such as skydiving, flying an airplane, and racecar driving. New subject ideas for senior projects emerged this year such as Lydia Sosa’s salsa dancing, Josh Kennedy’s gold testing, Allie Pitts’ costume design, Sarah Beth Stephen’s rebuilt Habitat for Humanity house, Jessica Polk’s Japanese cuisine, Brady Dancer’s haunted house design, Lindsey Young’s crafted metal jewelry, Jake Whitaker’s built barbeque trailer and grill, and Julie Smith’s

Bethel Springs reviews bids on new water meters, seeks bush hog By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

C & S Construction was awarded the contract for installing new water meters in Bethel Springs at a called meeting of the board of Aldermen April 16. The bids had been opened at another called meeting on April 13. C & S’s bid for the 225 new water meters was $81,895. The only other bidder was American Utility Contractors at $109,882. The meters will be funded by an $80,000 disaster grant. Not everyone will get one of the new meters which will be read by GPS, Mayor Kay Cox

told the regular monthly meeting of the board on April 9. The town does not have sufficient money to buy new meters for all customers, Cox said. About a quarter of existing meters are good ones, she told the meeting. The people on the sewer and those who have older meters will get the new ones. Installation will begin over the next few weeks and should conclude around the beginning of June, according to Bethel Springs water department head Bennie Moore. “The new meters will be accurate. If you have an old meter and it has not been accurate,

your water bill may be higher. It could be lower or it may be the same,” Cox told the audience. Cox said the old meters may have been leaky and that the new meters will also eliminate human error. In other news from the meeting, Cox said that the Street Department was still cleaning ditches and had progressed to Buena Vista Road. She also told the crowd that anyone who stops up the sewer with material that does not belong there will have to pay for it. “You’re gonna have to pay for it and it will not be cheap. We’re not talking $10 or $15, we’re talking maybe $1,500 or

more,” Cox said. Cox announced that Shane Finley resigned from the Street Department. L. C. Foust was hired by the board to replace him. The Street Department will do its own mowing this year to cut down on costs, Cox said. The town previously bought a tractor and a bush hog, but it is a pull behind bush hog, rather than a side mounted bush hog, which will be necessary. The city has advertised in the paper for the bush hog, Cox said. They are seeking to buy a used bush hog, which generally cost around $5,000, according to Alderman John Wood.

hydroponic system. There were several senior students who chose pottery as their project. Senior Molly Weatherford has left behind a legacy of the 2012 MCHS Band and her memories of the time spent throughout her high school career. Drawing is something that Weatherford has always grasped but painting was new especially on such a large canvas as what used to be a blemished band storage unit. Renowned Rockabilly artist, Brian Tull was able to guide Weatherford and she conquered something new and exciting. As the time grew closer to presentations the seniors began to appreciate all their effort and hard work and were able to take a sigh of relief after the completion of their projects. All that’s left now is to count down the days until graduation, but they will always remember what was learned during their senior projects.

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Erin Hatley, Miss Tennessee 2011, delivers a speech to 102 sixth grade D.A.R.E. graduates at Adamsville Elementary School last Wednesday morning. Officer Ricky “PeeWee” Howell honored students with a certificate of graduation from the program.

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Michie School’s 2012 Scholar-Athlete Award belongs to Grayson Chandler, son of Trent and Donna Chandler and Robin Moore, daughter of Meta Griswell and Tedford Moore. The school’s most prestigious award was established in March 1986 in honor of Carolyn Gooch, a nationally acclaimed biologist with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Ms. Gooch was valedictorian of the 1953 Michie High School graduating class, a basketball standout, and a native of the Michie Community. Each year the two top eighth grade students who have excelled both academically and athletically are named for the award.

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Area Student receives Scholarship (Submitted) - The Cancer Care Centers of Jackson, Dyersburg, Paris & Union City announce the recipients of their 2012 college scholarship program April 17. Among the 12 West Tennessee scholarship awardees, McNairy Central High School’s Holly Henson of Selmer was awarded. Cancer Care Center hosted a banquet at the Jackson Country Club to honor this year’s scholarship recipients. Scholarships were awarded to West Tennessee high school seniors. “Cancer Care Center is committed to providing state-of-the-art cancer treatment technologies to patients throughout West Tennessee. We also strongly support the educational advancement of area youth,” stated William D. Permenter, Jr, M.D., radiation oncologist of Cancer Care Center.

Ag in the Classroom contest winners

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Fourth graders at Michie School recently participated in a poster contest to support a program called “Ag in the Classroom.” The theme was “Where Our Food Comes From”. The top poster winners were: Dylan, Andrew, Zach, and Kaitland. Congratulations to these students.

School menus MCNAIRY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Monday, April 30 cheese pizza, chicken rings, Mexican bar, rolls, french fries, wk corn, Lima beans, mac & cheese, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, May 1 Manager’s choice Wednesday, May 2 Manager’s choice Thursday, May 3 Manager’s choice Friday, May 4 Manager’s choice ADAMSVILLE JR./ SR. HIGH SCHOOL Monday, April 30 stuffed crust sausage pizza, popcorn chicken, taco bar, rolls, french fries, tiny whole potatoes, California vegetable blend, choice of fruit, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, May 1

Manager’s choice Wednesday, May 2 Manager’s choice Thursday, May 3 Manager’s choice Friday, May 4 Manager’s choice SELMER ELEMENTARY/SELMER MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday, April 30 Breakfast: assorted pop-tarts, choice of cereals, choice of juice, milk Lunch:deli wrap, popcorn chicken, rolls, cheesy potatoes, peas & carrots, diced peaches, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, May 1 Manager’s choice Wednesday, May 2 Manager’s choice Thursday, May 3 Manager’s choice Friday, May 4 Manager’s choice

BSES Represents Farm Bureau Autism Awareness Month

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The Farm Bureau in Selmer holds a local contest for fourth graders annually. Posters are titled, “Where Do We Get Our Food?” These students are representing Bethel Springs Elementary School for the 2011-2012 school year. They are: Eve Foret (left) third place winner, Wyatt Williams (center) second place winner, and Ruthie Harstin (right) first place winner. Ruthie’s poster will be representing McNairy County in the state competition.

Volume 07 Issue 65 April 24, 2012 Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association The PawPrint is a publication of the McNairy Central High School Journalism Department. The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the administration, faculty or staff.

EDITOR Rachel Burns REPORTERS: Holly Henson Aaron Friend, Katie Boggs ADVISER Lisa Forsythe


April 24

•Spanish National Honor Society Induction HR •TEN Bolivar A 4:00 •SOC Wayne Co 5:30 •SB Southside H 5:30

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•BsB Riverside A 4:00

April 26

•Senior Slideshow on Sale during lunch •TEN Southside A 4:00 •BsB Scotts Hill A 4:00 •SOC Lexington 5:30 •SB Liberty 5:30 H •Academic Awards Banquet 6:00

April 27

•Senior Slideshow on Sale during lunch •BsB Hardin Co 4:30 H Spring Show 7:00

April 28

•Spring Show 7:00

April 29

•Spring Show 2:00

April 30

•Basketball Banquet 6:00

May 1

•SB Adamsville A 4:30 •SOC Adamsville 5:00

Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten

McNairy County Mayor Wilburn Gene Ashe signs a proclamation recognizing April as Autism Awareness Month at Bethel Springs Elementary School as Judy Holloway, Shelia Hurst, Vonda Burns and Hunter Burns look on. Hunter, son of Vonda, has autism and is currently at McNairy Central High School.

Challenges, Children, Cancer and Changes By Rachel Burns

Looking back over the days of my life this year has been challenging. I am now eighteen years old, a senior in high school, and looking back is constant. After graduation, my whole life will change. I remember first walking into McNairy Central High School my freshman year. I was scared about many things, but then again, I enjoyed these nervous feeling because I got to experience them. During high school, I have completely changed and loved it. I have been involved and given back to my community multiple times over these

past four years and hope to continue to do so. Being involved has changed my entire perspective on life and pursuit of happiness. I am involved in many clubs throughout my high school. I am the National Honor Society Reporter, the Journalism Newspaper Editor, a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Council Member, Student Government Association Representative, Chewalla Baptist Church Youth Member, and Volleyball Varsity Co-Captain. I have also Photo Submitted been awarded Student Excel in Journalism, Chamber of BURNS’ COUSINS: Phillip Burns with baby Rachel (left) and Sanford Burns with baby Commerce Youth Leadership Molly (right) were proud papas. Award, and announced into cines, and pain. We couldn’t Molly died in June, on always the chicken. Maybe one the Hall of Fame. These be any more different. Father’s Day. I will never get day I will be brave. Maybe one awards and activities do not I remember my parents, and over seeing her mother crying day I will truly live. Maybe one make me who I am. They do how they talked of Molly’s over her coffin or her father day I will help others to see not make me proud or con- surgeries, and how they would crying or my mother crying. past the dark cloud that hangs ceited. These, however, attract talk of Aunt Vonda and Uncle That I will never forget. I over them and see that life is people’s attention to stop and Sanford staying at the Ronald will never forget seeing her in a gift- a gift given to us by a think twice about me, and my McDonald House with Molly, her satin pajamas, looking so loving God. This fall, I hope to experiences in life. but it was the farthest thing peaceful, as if she were taking attend Blue Mountain College It’s almost time for me to vol- from my mind. I forgot the a quick nap. For some reason, and major in Psychology to unteer at the Ronald McDonald pain she suffered, and the scars I didn’t cry at the funeral. I do exactly this. Why would House once again. This past she had. When I did see her, didn’t realize she was really I want to do this with my year, I went to the Easter her hair always looked a little gone… life? Molly taught me that life Egg Hunt. I was humbled as I thinner, a little shorter, but I Now I look back, and it all was too precious to live with watched the children’s parents never even noticed. I was too seems like a bad dream. Molly unhappiness. smile as the kids giggled and busy looking at her smile. So much has happened since did leave us something though. walked across the green grass I remember the last time I She left me with a lesson. She my freshman year. I have disto grab eggs filled with fruity saw Molly. She was in the taught me that life was truly a covered in these four years of candy. This experience was hospital, and I could barely gift. Now I am eighteen years maturing and growing what amazing, and reminded me of a recognize her. old, and still learning and com- Molly meant to teach me all time, a time long, long ago. I was young. I hated to see prehending what exactly that along. I have the chance to When I was eight years old, I her slowly die. I wanted to means, but I’m getting better. live and love every day, withwas excited about Barbie Dolls, leave the smelly hospital, the Cancer to most is a death out worrying about my health. picture books, and my family’s realization of her sickness, the song. To me, it’s a reality Cancer has not just touched upcoming trip to Disney World tragedy of her cancer, and check. I hope I will never have my life, but because of Molly, in July. To my cousin Molly, most of all, her heartbroken to go through what Molly did. it also has changed my life. she knew about St. Jude, medi- family, which included me. Molly was brave, and I was

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Volume 107, Number 49, Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mcnairy voices How big a problem are stray animals?

by Laura Specie

emotion. The picnic table that used to house the bird’s water dish and where the seeds and nuts that I put out was busted It will be two years com- up. I can’t find the water dish... ing up since the tornado came The bird feeder still stands. At through our town leaving a least I can still feed the birds. Downed trees evpath of destruction. I erywhere. don’t like to think of Birds flying from such disasters as an one tree branch to anniversary, but I did another, as if they write a story about it. I are confused. I think, was in shock as many Yeah, I am confused were. We were so lucky too. I can’t help but to not have loss of lives. wonder how many I would like to share SPECIE bird homes were dethis story with you now. stroyed in mother This is storm season, so please be aware of the weath- nature’s fury. I feel like those birds in their chaotic flight... er and stay safe. I sit on my back porch and Displaced. Not really knowing what see blue skies above me. The birds are flying in a chaotic to do next. Not able to do manner. The sun is shining anything really. My mind just and there is a breeze blowing keeps going, but not movwith cooler temps. Hard to be- ing forward. Lord, the grass lieve it has been almost a week needs cutting. I can’t find the since the torrential rains, and lawn mower. It is buried unthe tornado. You would never der a work station along with know that anything had hap- the grill and God knows what pened, except for the destruc- else. I can’t cut the grass anytion it left behind. Downed way, too many trees. One of trees, homes torn apart, the the trash lids is gone. It too is flooding. I listen to the sound buried under a pile of trees. of saws cutting up the trees. Lost three wind chimes. But I The crack of them coming am still here. The house is still down is faint but I hear it. here, even if it did get some Piles of tree branches and damage. My place of employdebris everywhere. Pickwick ment didn’t receive any damElectric is still out even after a age as the tornado didn’t hit that side of town. But the road week trying to restore power. Going back to that Sun- developed a sink hole from day morning - thinking about all the flooding. No lives were all the things that could have lost. This too is good. My kids happened. - I had the TV on, are safe...My parents are safe. I don’t know what is wrong so I could hear if there were any weather alerts. The sound with me. I have been through was down too low or I was before. Been through now sleeping too soundly - I don’t two ice storms, “straight line know. I could have been taken winds” and now a second torout as I slept by the tornado. I nado. My reaction has never wake up - the house is dark. I been this strong before. Lord. get up. All of a sudden there is I am so tired. I want to sleep, a gust of wind that I am quite but I can’t. I am restless, befamiliar with. I freeze. As quick yond anything I have ever felt before. as it came, it was gone. I want to clean up my I close the windows, grab a towel to mop up some of the yard - but it is too much, it water on the floor. I hesitate overwhelms me. I want to to look outside...But I do go run away from it. I just want out. Trees are gone, debris ev- things to be “normal.” But erywhere. I walk out to my car somehow for me - I don’t port, The plywood that was think that will happen any standing upright against the time soon. I know it will take house is now up against my time. I guess for now I will car. I am scared to look any have to be patient and think further. There is a hole in my of all the positives. Knowdrive where a tree has been ing that we all were spared. uprooted. The power line is Friends, and family. In the still attached to the house, but end - I guess it could have we have no power. The cable been worse. Two years later, you can line has been ripped out of the wall. - no phone, cable or in- still see some signs of deternet. At least I have my cell. struction. Homes vacant beThen I think about my kids cause of the damage done, trees gone. But, the pain is and my parents. Our neighbors. Are they less. A lesson learned. Don’t okay? Yes, they are accounted take mother nature for grantfor. Day light seems a long ed. Don’t ever think it can’t time away. But it does come, happen to you. That’s what and so does reality. Like a cold I thought. It can happen any shower. The view is surreal. where at any time. When The damage left by mother they issue the warnings, pay nature. I don’t know what to attention. Nothing is more do with myself. I am just star- important than your life. Yes, ing off in the distance, won- we were lucky. I am thankful dering what just happened. this town was spared unlike I have to remind myself that so many others. Be safe and have a great yes, I went through an F-3 torweek. nado. L a u r a _ Sp e c i e @ y a h o o. We went through the F-3 but we survived. Looking at com my yard I am overcome with Columnist

Buddy Plunk (Adamsville): “A pretty big problem. People will drop them off at the Sunrise a lot. They drop them off all over the place in the county. It’s a pretty big problem.”

Fred Kahren (Adamsville): “We see a lot of stray animals over at the (Buford Pusser) Museum running in the area by the park. Down where I live (Highway 117/S. Maple St.) there’s not too many stray. We don’t see many there. Sometimes I see a cat. They are a problem in the city. They come in the museum all the time lookin’ for food.”

Samantha Finley (Michie): “It’s a big problem. It depends on where you’re at but they need to take care of it. It’s real big in the cotton bottoms and all over the place.”

John L. Rogers (Selmer): “They’re a big problem, especially in our area.”

Misty Sowell (Adamsville): “Well, I’ve got one stray animal now. Her name is Smiley. She was dropped off on me. I get pregnant female dogs dropped off all the time. Male dogs, puppies, all the time. Old Union is one of the main roads they drop ‘em on, constantly.”

Angela DeSimone (Selmer): “Around our house, pretty bad. We have garbage tore up by stray dogs. We have our own pet in the back and she’s always being harassed by other animals. We are having to run other animals out of our yard. It’s a pretty big problem where we’re at.”

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One more novel: All Over but the Shoutin’ by Molly Moore Columnist

Memoirs are not what I usually read, but a good friend gave this a big thumbs up several years ago, and I believed MOORE her. The real reason I could not put this down is because it is an underdog story, and I am a real sucker for an underdog. Rick Bragg’s memory is clear. He is dead on in his description of life in the rural south during the sixties. I would not know personally, but I have heard

enough stories to recognize it when I see it. Bragg describes his life growing up dirt poor in rural north Alabama. His mother is the superstar of the book and the real reason he finally decided to tell his story. Clearly, the author is a success, but he struggles to accept this. The life he lived as a poor kid in Alabama has had an effect on his self-worth, but he desperately wants his mother to see she did not fail his brothers or him. By the end of the first chapter I was thinking to myself, I know these people. They are in the stories my parents tell and the relatives I never got to meet. My people are not the mint-julep

southerners. No, my relatives are far more interesting than that. The people I am describing are so clear in my mind today, I can almost see them. They are picking cotton and praying they get a coke on Saturday (even though it would be split with little sister). My long ago family resembles the one I read about on these pages. They were shaped by the life they lived and the ground they tilled. Rick Bragg is clearly one of the best writers of our time. Am I partial because I am from these rural parts? Possibly. But I like to think the real reason this memoir is special, is because we all have a universal need to feel.


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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Wanda Sue Ledford Cox

Marvin Neil Haubrich

Mrs. Wanda Sue Ledford Cox, age 54 of Middleton, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, April 17, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Cox was born in Middleton on June 8, 1957 to Syble Davis Ledford of Middleton, who survives, and the late Eutril Layton “Rusty” Leford. She was united in marriage to Larry Wayne Cox, who survives, November 24, 1984. Having lived all her life in Middleton, she worked for 18 years as a teacher’s aide and assistant librarian at Middleton Elementary School and was a member of the Pocahontas First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was most recently active with the youth. She loved gardening and growing flowers. Funeral services were held Friday, April 20, 2012 at Shackelford Funeral Directors’ Middleton Chapel with Steve McKee officiating. Burial followed in Reaves Cemetery in Middleton. In addition to her husband and mother, Mrs. Cox leaves as her survivors two daughters, Ashley Cox Dixon and husband Jason of Collierville and Faralee Cox Garland and husband John of Arlington; a brother, Dale Ledford of Brownsville; and two grandchildren, Olivia Garland of Arlington and Landry Garland of Arlington. Along with her father, she is preceded in death by a brother, Donald Ledford. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Larry Watson

Marvin Neil Haubrich was born December 29, 1925 in Waupaca County, WI. He was united in marriage to Helen Louise Taylor on December, 28 1951. He was a 1944 Army veteran and a member of the New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr Haubrich was the owner of Haubrich and Son, with sales in maple syrup, produce and trucking. His hobby was restoring antique cars and showing them. Mr. Haubrich departed this life on April 18, 2012 in Jackson, TN at the age of 86 years, 3 months, 20 days. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen Louise Haubrich of Selmer, TN; two daughters, Brenda Glasier and husband Charles of Little Rock, AR, Barbara Whitmer and husband Josh of Brentwood, TN; a son, James Haubrich and wife Kerri of Selmer, TN; four grandchildren, Kristin Wheeler of Memphis, TN, Taylor Haubrich and wife Kaleigh of Hampton, VA, Grant Whitmer of Brentwood, TN, Grace Whitmer of Brentwood, TN; three sisters, Edna Hogan of Milwaukee, WI, Helen Thompson and husband Alvin of Racine, WI, Juli Scott and husband Larry of Clintonville, WI and a host of nieces and nephews. Mr. Haubrich was preceded in death his parents, John M. Haubrich and Voilet Lillian Zelmer Lembke; and three brothers, Norman Haubrich, James Lembke and Hermon Lembke; and a brother-in-law, Ray Hogan. Visitation was held on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 5 - 9 p.m. and services were held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. All held at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, Rev. Jeff Powell officiated. Burial followed in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.

Larry Watson was born December 4, 1952 in Selmer, TN, the son of the late Johnny Frank and Audrey Nell Matlock Watson. He was united in marriage to Sherry Mathis on August 4, 1979. Larry was a self-employed carpenter, electrician and plumber. He was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church in Adamsville, Tennessee, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a Civil War reenactor for several years and an avid outdoorsman. Mr. Watson departed this life on April 16, 2012 in Stantonville, Tennessee at the age of 59 years, 4 months, 12 days. He is survived by his wife Sherry Watson of Stantonville, TN; two sons, Logan Watson of Stantonville, TN, Ross Watson and wife, Lauren McFalls Watson of Savannah, TN; two sisters, Johnnie Marie King and husband Texas of Selmer, TN, Marie Frances Tucker and husband Tony of Sardis, TN and 8 nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Watson was preceded in death by a sister, Jackie Nell Watson. Services were held on April 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church in Adamsville, Tennessee, with Tim Elrod officiating. Burial will follow in the Good Hope Cemetery in Adamsville, Tennessee.

Alton Dickerson Alton Dickerson, age 78 of Corinth, MS, was born February 26, 1934 in McNairy County, the son of late Victor and Pearl Moore Dickerson. Mr. Dickerson was Church of Christ in faith and a Mason. He was a truck driver for Dean Truck Line and Littco of Corinth, MS. He was married to Patricia Brown on March 5, 1952 who preceded him in death on November 21, 2011. Mr. Dickerson departed this life on April 18, 2012. He is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Bell of Corinth, MS; a daughter-inlaw, Sandra Dickerson Latch of Corinth, MS; a sister, Christine Lambert and husband Jack of Selmer, TN; four grandchildren, Trinity Ingle of Corinth, MS, Jeremy Bell of West Point, MS, Kristin Bell of West Piont, MS and Greg Bell of Starkville, MS; three great grandchildren, Gavin Ingle, Jules Ingle and Zoe Bell and a host of nephews. Mr. Dickerson is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Larry Dickerson; a sister, Anniece Rickman; and a son-in-law, Stan Bell. Services were held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Acton, Tennessee. Burial followed in the Liberty Cemetery in Michie, Tennessee. Pallbearers were Jeff Lambert, Mike Lambert, Greg Lambert, Brent Lambert, Phillip Burkes, Johnny Doles. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Alliance Hospice. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Dorthena Cox Estes Dorthena Cox Estes, age 90 of Selmer, TN, passed from this life on April 17, 2012 at her home. She was born on May 26, 1921, in McNairy County to the late Anderson and Dora Crum Cox. Mrs. Estes was an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Selmer. She was Deputy Clerk and Master in the McNairy County Chancery Court before retirement. She loved playing golf and was the Ladies’ Club Champion many times at the Selmer Golf and Country Club. Mrs. Estes is survived by her son, Tommy Estes, and wife Becky of Nashville, TN; three grandchildren, Andrew Estes and wife Maike, Bradley Estes, and Sam Estes; and a great grandchild, Jonathan Estes. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Estes was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Estes, and her siblings, Belva Luttrell, Hazel Phillips, Ola Dee Curtis, Bessie Fay Tedford, Willard Cox, Edward Cox and Eber Cox. Visitation was held from 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2012 and on Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m., all held at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer, TN. Rev. Jim Jones officiated. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Selmer, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Presbyterian Church of Selmer. You can contact Tommy Estes by email: tomestes@

Winston Louis Hopkins Winston Louis Hopkins was born March 6, 1941 in McNairy County, TN, the son of the late Robert Bennie and May Eleanor Smith Hopkins. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Jordan on April 1, 1961. Mr. Hopkins was a truck driver. Mr. Hopkins departed this life on April 19, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 71 years, 1 month, 13 days. He is survived by his wife Mary Jane (Jordan) Hopkins of Selmer, TN; a daughter, Mary (Sissy) Lange of Beecher, IL; two sons, Rob Hopkins and wife Kim of Lowell, IN, John Hopkins of Selmer, TN; two sisters, Rebecca DeBerry and husband David of Hernando, MS, Doris Hawkins and husband Donald of Selmer, TN; a brother, Rudolph Hopkins and wife Jean of Bethel Springs, TN; four grandchildren, Ryan Hopkins and wife Ashley, Jared Hopkins, Sammy Lange, Sarah Lange. A host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by a sister, Nelda McCarter. Private services were held on April 21, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Jeff Young officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.

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Marie Whitaker was born April 8, 1927 in McNairy County, TN, the daughter of the late Jim and Ollie Harris Hill. She was united in marriage to Billy Whitaker on March 16, 1952 having just recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. Mrs. Whitaker departed this life on Monday, April 16, 2012 at her home in Selmer at the age of 85 years, 8 days. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bethel Springs, Tennessee. She is survived by her husband Billy Whitaker of Selmer, TN; four grandchildren, Marty Whitaker, Greg Whitaker, Kristi Shorter, Shari Boyd; three great grandchildren, Chandler Blake Whitaker, Heather Marie Whitaker, Hannah Renee Whitaker; a brother, Roger Hill of Bethel Springs, TN. A host of extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Whitaker was preceded in death by a son, Joe Dan Whitaker on Dec. 11, 2004. Also preceded by two sisters, Juanita Hill, Judy Mitchell; four brothers, A. J. Hill, Charles Hill, Bobby Hill, Ray Hill. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Zolon Clayton officiating. Burial will follow in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.

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Griffin Family The family of Laura Griffin acknowledges with grateful appreciation your kind expressions of sympathy. A special thank you to each of you for your prayers, family and friendship, visits, words of support, the beautiful flowers, gifts, cards, phone calls, wonderful food, and the love shown during the loss of our mother. A very special thanks to Dr. Feeney and staff, her Eastview Baptist Church Family, and the small children for always remembering her. To McNairy Co. Health Care for being so helpful in her two-year stay, we thank you for the compassion for the family during our sad loss. She was a special lady as likewise each person was special to her. To all Shackelford Funeral for the kindness and support they showed during our hard times of sadness, it was a perfect funeral. To Bro. Jetta Forsythe, for a perfect eulogy. To all the florists for the gorgeous flower arrangements. To Rayburn Richard for the words spoken of family closeness. To Linda Cherais for being a special friend. To her pallbearers, grandson Daniel Walker, great-grandson Gunner Clark, nephews Ron Bell, Rayburn, John, Daniel, and Steve Richard. All our thanks, God bless and keep Teresa, Jeff, Daniel, Paul, Annette, and family


Baptist Church 877 W Cherry Ave • Selmer, Tn

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Tommye Webb

Happy 85th

Bethany Wardlow & Alex Campbell

Bethany Forsyth & Justin Wyke

Wardlow - Campbell

Happy 85th Birthday, April 21. We love you, Your family

Forsyth - Wyke

Alex Lawson Campbell, son of Allen and Susan Campbell of Jackson, TN, and Bethany Ann Wardlow, daughter of Bobby and Edith Wardlow of Ramer, TN, are pleased to announce their engagement. They will exchange vows on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Chewalla Baptist Church in Ramer, TN at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow. All family and friends are invited to attend. After the honeymoon in Aruba, the couple will reside in Jackson, TN.

You may contact her at: Traceway Manor C23 2800 West Main St. Tupelo, MS 38801

Bethany Forsyth, daughter of Steve and Christie Edwards of Selmer, TN and Wayne & Joyce Forsyth of Deanburg, TN and Justin Wyke, son of Vanessa Amos of Selmer, TN and Allen Wyke of Selmer, TN are pleased to announce their plans to marry on May 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Apostolic Deliverance Church in Selmer, TN. Bethany is the granddaughter of the late Kathy Carroll of Selmer, TN and J.T. Stuttle of Logan, Ohio, the late Faye Forsyth and Thurston Forsyth of Selmer, TN. She is employed with AutoZone in Selmer, TN. Justin is the grandson of the late Robert Jamison and Faye Jamison of Selmer, TN and the late James Wyke and Carrie Wyke of Selmer, TN. Justin is employed at McNairy Co. Healthcare in Selmer, TN. Justin and Bethany would like to invite their families and friends to their wedding and reception celebration on May 5, 2012. The reception will be held at the Alumni building in Selmer, TN following the wedding. No invitations will be sent.

church events April 27

• 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. •Calvary Baptist Revival The Calvary Baptist Church (Hwy 22N, Adamsville), Pastor James Cates, will be having a revival with evangelist Brother James Duke from St. George, SC. Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th beginning at 7 and Sunday the 29th beginning at 11 a.m.

April 28

• Cypress Creek Baptist Church Career Day Cypress Creek 1st Baptist Church will be hosting a Career Day for youth, starting with 8th


graders-12th grade, and also for any youth who have not yet decided on their career choice may also attend. We will be set up at the Selmer Civic Center, Selmer, TN. • Good Hope Baptist Church BBQ Cook-off The 5th annual Good Hope Baptist Church BBQ Cook-off is set for Saturday, April 28. Over $1,000 in prize money will be awarded. Divisions for cooking are “pork shoulder”, “ribs”, “chicken”, and “anything but” and must be cooked on site with wood or charcoal only. There is no entry fee for the contest. All cookers must be registered by Saturday, April 21. Call the church office (731632-0379) for an entry form. Leave a message and someone will return your call. Music begins at 11:30 a.m. Door prizes to be given away. Bring your lawn chairs.

• Milledgeville Pentecostal Fish Fry Milledgeville Pentecostal Church will be having a fish fry April 28, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fish and Chicken Plates available with all the trimmings, drink and dessert for $10. The Sanctuary of MPC looks forward to seeing YOU! • Union Grove Singing Union Grove United Methodist Church will have singing on Saturday night, April 28 at 7 p.m. Special guests will be Bill Morris & the Blue Grass Gospelaires. Come be with us for this special night. Everyone invited.

April 29

• 5th Sunday Singing Forty Forks Baptist Church will be having the first 5th Sunday Singing & Cookout of the year! Cookout/eating begins at 5 p.m. with Praise & Worship and Singing at 6pm. Congregational singing, Scottie

Baugus Family & Friends Bluegrass Gospel, Maggie Whitaker, Amanda Brown, Jack Simpson, Pat Murry, Troy Massengill and others are scheduled to bring the gospel in song and music. Everyone is invited to come! If you’ve never been, make this your 5th Sunday to come. Bro. Randy Smith, pastor. For more info. call 731-610-1716 / 731/934-7457. • 5th Sunday Singing Fifth Sunday night gospel singing at Meeks Grove Free Will Baptist Church, located on Tommy Sanders Road near Stantonville, Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Featuring The Tennessee River Boys and special guest. Please come and enjoy some good gospel singing. Bro. Terrell Tedford is the preacher. For more information, see or call Jerry Whitten (731) 6324732.

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Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Baptist: Freewill: Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist 1030 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Interim Pastor: Bro. Terrell Tedford Adamsville Freewill Baptist Church Old Shiloh Road Adamsville, TN 38310 Marcus Morrow, Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m. Sunday night 5:00 p.m. (with exception of 1st & 3rd Sunday) TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Solitude Freewill Baptist Church 414 Meeks Rd., Adamsville Shane Thompson, Pastor Sunday: 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Independent: Calvary Baptist Church Hwy. 22 North, Adamsville Pastor: Jimmy Cates Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Faith Baptist Church 1301 Peach St., Selmer Dr. S. Freed Ware, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Baptist Church 1308 High School Rd., Selmer Pastor: J.D. Matlock Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Baptist Church Finger Finger-Leapwood Rd., Finger Rev. Bobby Bray Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Locke Rd. Baptist Locke Road, Selmer Jim Outland, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. / Wed. 7 p.m. Lighthouse Baptist Church 1780 Mulberry Ave. Selmer Jorgen Runquest, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Primitive Baptist: Better Hope Primitive Baptist 4235 Leapwood-Enville Rd., Adamsville Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service, preaching at 11 a.m.

Selmer Primitive Baptist Church 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.m. Southern: Central Baptist Church 675 Dowty Road, Selmer Bro. Oscar White, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Chapel Hill Baptist 6371 Vernie Kirk Rd., Pocahontas Bro. Frank Bell, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. • Wed.: 7:00 p.m. Chewalla Baptist Church 190 Chewalla St., Ramer Richard Doyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Clear Creek Baptist Church 1728 Lawton Rd., Selmer Chuck Castles, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 8:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church 6515 Hwy 57 East, Michie, TN 38357 Pastor: K. Brian Rainey Music & Youth Director: Cameron Miller Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7:00 p.m. Cypress Creek First Baptist Church 14 Falcon St., Selmer Pastor: Clifford E. Wynn, Jr. (731) 645-8094 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sun. 10:15 a.m. Corporate Prayer Service: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m. Eastview Baptist Church Hwy. 45 S., Eastview, TN Rob Burnes, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m. Falcon Baptist Church 777 Falcon Rd., Selmer Bro. Mark Hoover, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Adamsville 222 West Main Street, Adamsville Phil Mitchell, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m.

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

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

270 E. Court Avenue • Selmer, TN • (731) 645-7932 710 East Main • Adamsville, TN • (731) 632-3383 426 White Avenue • Henderson, TN • (731) 989-2174

West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville Bro. David Simmons, Pastor Church of Christ: Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy. 22 S., Michie Joe Story, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Ray Wilson, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

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

Cypress Tank Church of Christ 2645 Cypress Tank Rd., Pocahontas Dr. Brian Jackson, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Good Hope Baptist 678 Good Hope Church Rd., Adamsville Tim Elrod, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Eastside Church of Christ 1366 E. Poplar, Selmer Luke DeLavergne, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Lakeview Baptist Church 877 W. Cherry, Selmer Bro. Harold King Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday: 10:15 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:15 p.m. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Spr. Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy, TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Pleasant Site Baptist Church 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.


Unity Baptist Church Unity Church Road, Ramer Dr. Ronald Meeks, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seventh-Day Adventist:

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

Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Paul Henley, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. World of Truth Church Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Larry Cooksey, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

God’s Way Church 1121 Peach Street, Selmer Kerry Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Thursday night: 7 p.m. Moores School House Full Gospel Fellowship Church 115 Tull Road, Selmer 731-646-1837 David Paseur, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Harvest Bible College Harvest Evangelistic Intl. Ministries Inc. 349 Old Hwy 45 S, Guys Roger Reece, Pastor Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Petra Ministries Church 393 S. 6th Street Selmer, TN 38375 Phone 731-434-1002 Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday Night: 6:00 P.M. Thursday Bible Study: 7:00 P.M. Pastors, Paul and Bonnie Young

Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 7 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. For info call 731-434-0097 Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.



Wednesday, april 25, 2012

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 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. • 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.

April 26

• EMERGE 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. • Food Give-Away Mid-South Food Bank and McNairy County Loaves and Fishes are sponsoring a food

God’s Nature Nursery Mon. - Sat. 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

731-934-4119 FRUIT TREES (3 Gal.)



(NO SALES TAX) Appointments needed for after 12 p.m. AZALEAS

Doubles (blue, pink, red)

(1 Gal.) $3.50 (3 Gal.) $8.50


THORNLESS BLACKBERRIES 1 Gal. $5.00, 2 Gal. $8.75

KNOCKOUT ROSES (1 Gal.) $8.75 (2 Gal.) $11.75

Red Peonies 3 Gal. $9.50

$7 - $8.50


GARDENIAS Red Japanese Maples


(3 Gal.)

Pink Weigeliar (3 Gal.) $8.50

3 GAL.


Crepe Myrtles

in hanging baskets starting at $3.50

Singing Canaries $75

give-away for the needy in McNairy County on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until all food is given away at 445 Farber St., Adamsville, corner of Farber and Walnut St. across from Tri-County Nursing Home and Adamsville Community Center. First come, first serve until all food is given away. To Qualify for Food: Monthly income below $2,700 for a family of four. (bring pay stub or food stamp card) Need picture ID or Social Security Card 3. Bring utility stub (showing you live in McNairy County) Only one box of food, per household or address We plan to have this program available every month. Watch paper for the date.

April 27

• Democrat Party The sixth district will host the McNairy Co. Democrat Dinner at the headquarters Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m. Menu is “Build your hotdog”. Please come and meet the candidates and get updates on upcoming events. Food and hospitality shared by all. Donations welcomed at the door for building fund.

June 1

• 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.

April 28

• Social Security Office Promotes Online Services The Social Security office, in Selmer, is having hotdogs and beverages on Friday, May 11 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Help will be available for any questions you have for their on-line services. • 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 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

each day. Everyone 50 years of age or older is invited to attend the class. Space is limited, so register now. 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 • McNairy County Alumni Association We’re carrying on the works that Andrew Shelton put into action. The plan is to purchase flooring for the McNair County Alumni Center. The speak will be Mr. Chuck O’Bannon. Join us Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the McNairy County Alumni Center 500 Lipford Rd, Selmer, TN 38375, at 6 p.m.

April 29

• Sunday Night Singing The HeeHaw Quartet will be performing at 5 p.m. on April 29 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in the McNairy Community. Food and fellowship will start at 6 p.m. Come out for a wonderful blessing.

May 1

• Student Appreciation Night Selmer Middle School, in conjunction with Project Enrich, will hold a “Student Appreciation Night” on Tuesday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m. The Selmer Middle School band and Fifth grade music classes will perform, and rising fifth graders from Selmer Elementary School will be welcomed to our school. All fourth graders at Selmer Elementary School and their parents are invited to attend, as well as all Selmer Middle School students and their parents. Little Caesar’s will be catering the free dinner provided by our Project Enrich after-school program and Title 1. Please make your plans now to attend.

May 3

• McNairy County Prayer Breakfast The McNairy Regional Alliance will be hosting the McNairy County Prayer Breakfast Thursday, Ma 3 at from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the Marty in Adamsville in honor of the National Day of Prayer. $7 per person. Please RSVP by 5 p.m., Friday,

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April 27. For more information, call 731-645-6360.


May 4

• Chick-fil-A Leadercast Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2012 will be simulcast in the brand new McNairy County Visitors Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 4. Leadercast is a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga., to hundreds of locations around the world. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Tickets, which include snacks, are now on sale for $75 through the McNairy Regional Alliance. Call 731-645-6360 to sponsor the event or purchase a ticket.

May 5

• Purdy Square Dance The Purdy Square Dance will be Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Purdy Community Center. Music by the Whitten Brothers Band, featuring Wayne Whitten on keyboard, Ronnie Whitten on banjo, Steve Killingsworth on bass, David Killingsworth on fiddle, Rudy Moore on Guitar, and Kevin Keen on sound. Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 are free. Concessions available Come bring the family for fun and fellowship for all. • Joyce Christopher Benefit Benefit for Joyce Christopher to help with expenses from long hospital bills stay to be held on Saturday, May 5 at the Adamsville Elementary School gym. BBQ Pork, BBQ bologna, BBQ chicken, and hamburgers. Begins at 10 a.m. Cake walk is at 1 p.m. Auction at 3 p.m. Call Donna with questions at 731926-7299. • MCHS Bobcat Fish Fry The MCHS Bobcat Fish Fry will be Saturday, May 5 at the MCHS commons from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults $10, Children 7 & under $7. Plate menu: catfish or chicken strips, fries, hushpuppies, slaw, beans, drink & dessert. For advance tickets, see a band student. You may purchase tickets at the door.

May 6

• Street Rods Car Show Shiloh Area Street Rods will be holding its 33rd annual car show on May 5 at the Savannah Airport from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breaking a long-standing tradition of holding the annual event in Savannah Park, this year’s show will be held in conjunction with “Wings Over Savannah” Fly In and Hardin County

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50th Anniversary Hugh and Joyce Tanner will celebrate their 50th Anniversary on April 28. Although 50 years have passed, some aspects of love will never change, they just become stronger through the smiles and tears. May this be a very special anniversary as you look back on all the happy memories you’ve shared in your marriage together. We love ya’ll! Teresa & Robbie Tony & Julie Grandkids & Great-grandkids

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Volume 107, Number 49, Wednesday, April 25, 2012

B Section

AHS takes 3 of 4 in District 15 A-AA By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

The Cardinal Tennis Team won three of its four matches against District 15 A-AA competition last week.

Amanda Lowrance

Adamsville vs Scotts Hill

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Dakota Roden scoops up the ball as John Reed Odom legs out a bunt single against the Bobcats last Thursday. Roden threw all seven innings for MCHS and struck out six Cardinals.

Bobcats outlast Cardinals By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Before last Thursday night, the Bobcats had not beaten the Cardinals on the baseball field since March 13, 2006. After a controversial finish, McNairy Central tasted victory over its nemesis for the first time in over six years, and Head Coach Brian Franks was happy to have the proverbial monkey off his back. “Finally got them,” Bobcat head coach Brain Franks said after the game. “Adamsville’s got a great ball team and it could have went either way.”

McNairy Central- 4 Adamsville- 3

As great rivalry games often do, the game between Adamsville and McNairy Central came down to the final play. “All in all, the guys played hard and they fought hard. My hat’s off to the whole team,” said Franks, “...I’m just glad we

finished. We finally finished. That’s what I’ve been preaching to the guys: finish.” With MCHS leading 4-2 after John Reed Odom scored on an error to start the seventh inning, things got interesting. Jalen Kendall stepped up to the plate with two outs and two runners on and laced a double into the left field corner next to the Bobcat Baseball field house. Kasey Hurley scored easily on the hit to make the score 4-3 as Bobcat Jonathan Nixon corralled the ball in foul territory and hit his cutoff man with a laser from the wall. Blake Chandler was the recipient. He turned and fired a tremendous relay throw to his catcher, Craig Mullins, while the Cardinals’ tying run, Jacob Wallis, sprinted down the line toward home plate. Mullins turned into a wall in front of the plate as the ball and Wallis arrived simultaneously. After a cloud of dust settled and both teams had virtu-

ally cleared their benches, the umpire called the runner out, ending the game in favor of the Bobcats. “Got beat tonight by a great team that we have had great battles with over the years,” said Cardinal head coach Steven Lambert. “Didn’t take very good care of the baseball tonight with four costly errors and (we) stranded five runners. We have also got to take care of teams early instead of having to rally late.” Adamsville jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after Josh Chappell doubled Kendall home in the first inning, but Bobcat starting pitcher Dakota Roden found his groove after that. Roden (6-2; 1.17 ERA) picked up the win and nailed down his sixth complete-game of the season. He struck out six Cardinals and walked none. The senior has 54 strikeouts in 48 innings while allowing only

See Rivals, 2B

The Cardinals and Lady Cardinals made light work of the Scotts Hill Lions at home last Monday afternoon. The boys won all five of their singles matches and split their doubles pairings. In singles, Anthony Trumble defeated Blake Boring (8-5), Cody Trumble defeated Oscar Segura (8-3), Josh Warshaw defeated Houston Rogers (8-2), Cameron Gramse defeated Dylan Harrington (8-4), and Kirby Harville defeated Jeremy Nicholas (8-4). In boys’ doubles, the Trumble brothers defeated Boring and Segura (8-1), but Warshaw and Gramse fell to Houston and Nicholas (8-2). The girls’ team improved to 9-1 on the season by sweeping all four singles matches and both doubles pairings. Darby Congiardo blanked CJ Harrington (8-0), Maddie Wilson defeated Briar Worley (8-1), Kasandra Krenson defeated Allie Haynes (8-2), and Allison Smarsh defeated Morgan Brown (8-4). In ladies’ doubles, Congiardo and Krenson dominated Harrington and Worley (8-1) while Wilson and Gean did the same,

See Tennis, 3B

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

AHS’s Maddie Wilson returns a serve. She was victorious in her matches both of her matches against the Lions last Monday.

Summitt Reached By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

After 38 seasons and the most recorded victories in any NCAA sport, Pat Summitt stepped aside last Wednesday and handed the head coaching position of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer Basketball Team to her friend and longtime assistant Holly Warlick. Summitt has chosen to continue her role with the team and in her daily life routines, just not as head coach. Her soon-to-be Tennessee graduate son, Tyler was hired as an assistant coach for the Marquette University women’s team the same day Summitt announced her retirement. She is an eight time Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year and led the Lady Vols to 16 SEC Tournament Championships. In the NCAA, Summitt is a seven-time Coach of the Year with eight NCAA Division Championships and was awarded the Naismith Coach of the 20th Century. She’s also been named Tennessean of the Year by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame an unprecedented two times. The day after her announcement and public acceptance of Alzheimer’s disease, President Barack Obama announced the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom was

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Birds claw wins away from Lady Cats Bodiford signs with Union By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

The McNairy Central Lady Bobcats had a tough run last week in two games against the Adamsville Lady Cardinals and the Chester County Lady Eagles. The dugout is crowded with injured players and has forced McNairy to make changes and overcome obstacles in one of school year’s busiest months.

Adamsville- 2 McNairy Central- 0

Last Friday, the Lady Bobcats hosted the county rival Lady Cardinals and lost 2-0 after two runs earned from Adamsville in the first inning and six scoreless innings of play for MCHS. Hutton pitched another great game throwing 10 strikeouts and only allowing the one hit and one walk from seven innings of play. She also struck out seven of the first nine batters she faced. Bailey Wicker and Olivia Johnson were walked in the top of the first inning. Wicker brought home the first run off a Lady Bobcat error, and Johnson was batted in by a line drive double from cleanup hitter Samantha Oaks to give Adamsville a 2-0 lead to hold onto. The Lady Cardinals were able to hit four additional singles and one double that left several runners on. MCHS senior pitcher Kindra Brown was able to finish the rainy day loss with seven strikeouts and the Lady Bobcat held strong on defense catching 11 infield outs and leaving six AHS runners on base.

Photo by Tee Hutton

Adamsville catcher Olivia Johnson embraces Taylor Hutton after her one-hitter against the Bobcats last Friday at MCHS.

Box Score RHE AHS 2000000260 MCHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

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Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten

Chelsea Bodiford signs a letter of intent for a basketball scholarship with Union University in Selmer last Friday. Pictured (Front Row) father Richie Bodiford, Chelsea Bodiford, and mother Lorrie Bodiford; (Back Row) Lady Bobcat Head Basketball Coach Jerry Lott and Assistant Coach Melody Buck Price. Bodiford was a special basketball player during her time at McNairy Central. She holds records for 3-pointers made in a single season (65) and in a career (189), and also holds the record for 3-pointers made in a game with six against Hardin County in 2010, and six against Liberty in 2011. She also tied the record for most points scored in a half (22) against Liberty in 2011. Bodiford’s 492 points last season tied her for fourth all-time on MCHS’s list of top scorers in a single season, and she is second all-time for points in a career with 1,342.

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Panthers pound Cards By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

With the top seed in District 15-A Tournament on the line, Adamsville had a tough time matching Riverside’s potent offense last Monday in Parsons, Tenn.

Riverside- 13 Adamsville- 3

Cardinal head coach Steven Lambert said his team had no answer for Riverside’s offense that run-ruled Adamsville in six innings. “Didn’t match up with the Panthers too well offensively,” he said. “They took advantage of walks and timely hits to take us out. We spread out seven hits and wasted several base runners.” By the end of three innings, the Cards trailed 8-0. The Panthers plated two more runs in the fifth and clinched the top seed in the district tournament

with three runs in the sixth. Senior Drew Griswell hit a home run in the second inning, and Josh Chappell went deep in the sixth. Chappell’s home run was his ninth of the season. Jalen Kendall took the loss for AHS. Kasey Hurley pitched four innings in relief. Adamsville (14-13-1, 7-2) hosted Riverside (19-4, 9-0) after deadline last Tuesday. The Cardinals will host their Senior Night against Union City on Thursday at 4:30 p.m where they will celebrate the careers of five AHS senior baseball players. Box Score R H E AHS 0 1 0 0 0 2 x 03 07 01 RHS 1 4 3 0 2 3 x 13 10 02 (AHS) Drew Griswell: 2-3, RBI, HR, R; Hunter McSwain: 2-3; Josh Chappell: 1-3, RBI, HR, R; John Reed Odom: 1-3, R; Kasey Hurley: 1-3

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bobcats bitten by Lions By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

One costly inning was the demise of McNairy Central when the Bobcats hosted Trinity Christian Academy last Monday night.

Trinity Christian- 4 McNairy Central- 3

The Lions scored four 2-out runs in the third inning, and it proved to be the difference in the game, giving the Bobcats their second loss at home this season. Senior Blake Chandler did what he could by hitting his spots consistently as he went all seven innings on the mound for McNairy Central while striking out eight and walking only one. TCA got on the board with a single blooped into shallow left field that pushed a run across the plate. The Lions scored two more on a double to make the score 3-0. One pitch later, they scored another on a single up the middle. After momentarily falling apart,

the Bobcats regrouped, put the wheels back on, and tried to win the ballgame. McNairy Central loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth, and TCA’s starter balked in the Bobcats’ first run. A few pitches later, Craig Mullins scored on a passed ball, and MCHS was down only 4-2. Chandler stepped to the plate in the bottom of the fifth and doubled home Kirby Tacker to cut the Lions’ lead to one, but the Bobcat bats went cold in the last two innings. McNairy Central (19-9-1, 8-3-1) traveled to Somerville, Tenn. last Tuesday after deadline in an attempt to clinch the District 14-AA South Division crown with a win over the Wildcats of Fayette-Ware. Box Score RHE TCA 0040000492 MCHS 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 4 2 (MCHS) Tyler Wells: 1-2, BB; Jonathan NixStaff Photo by Andrew Alexander on: 1-2; Blake Chandler: 1-3, RBI, 2B, BB; Jonathan Nixon (24), Austin Gafford (27), and Matt Dakota Roden: 1-4, R; Craig Mullins: R; Chandler (13) converge as a bloop single settles into Kirby Tacker: R; Marcus Nash: SB shallow left field.


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eight earned runs in 2012. “My hat’s off to both teams. Both teams did a great job,” said Franks. “Had a great pitching performance by Montell (Johnson) and a great pitching performance by Dakota Roden.” Montell Johnson took the loss for Adamsville after throwing five complete innings for the Cards, and Lambert was not displeased with his team’s effort. “I am always proud of how we never give up and continue to fight hard to the end, but sometimes that puts the game into other peoples’ hands and not ours,” Lambert said. “We can only control what we do and not the other team and/or the umpires. Great high school baseball game between two great high school teams that are going to make a lot of noise in this year’s postseason.” MCHS seniors Blake Chandler and Austin Gafford hope to lead a Bobcat charge into their district tournament, and definitely had things working to their advantage against Adamsville. With McNairy Central trailing early, Chandler answered the bell by doubling home Marcus Nash in the third. He later scored on an error to give MCHS a 2-1 lead. In the fourth, Chandler drove in another run on a sacrifice fly. Gafford later scored on an error in the inning to give the Bobcats a 4-1 lead and, like Chandler, finished the game with two hits. Box Score RHE AHS 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 4 MCHS 0 0 2 2 0 0 x 4 5 3 (AHS) Jalen Kendall: 2-4, RBI, 2B, R; Jacob Wallis: 2-4; Josh Chappell: 1-2, RBI; John Reed Odom: 1-3, R File Photo by Andrew Alexander

Senior center fielder Drew Griswell awaits the pitch. He homered and finished 2-for-3 last Monday in Adamsville loss to Riverside.

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

(MCHS) Blake Chandler: 2-2, 2RBI, 2B, BB; Austin Gafford: Senior Matt Chandler and Head Coach Brian Franks discuss their options on 2-4, R, SB; Jonathan Nixon: 1-2, RBI; Dakota Roden: 1-3; Mar- the base paths in the teams’ 4-3 victory over Adamsville. Chandler finished cus Nash: R, SB, BB; Jacob Mullins: R, SB; Parker Adams: R the game 2-for-2 with 2 RBIs.


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sports briefs •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 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.

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other qualifying organizations. Entry fee is $20 by April 30 and $25 the remainder of race week. There will be no race day registration this year. Online registration at www. will remain open until 7 p.m. Friday, May 4. For more information write: Coca-Cola Classic, P.O. Box 239, Corinth, MS 38835-0239; visit; “Like” us on Facebook; phone us at (662) 284-4858, or email us at coke10k@

Softball April 26 MCHS vs Liberty (TBA) April 27-28 AHS @ North Side Tourney (TBA) April 30 AHS @ Riverside (4:30 p.m.)


May 1 MCHS @ AHS (4:30 p.m.)

Baseball April 26 AHS Senior Night vs Union City (4:30 p.m.) MCHS @ Scotts Hill (6 p.m.)

Soccer April 26 AHS @ Liberty (4:30 p.m.) MCHS vs Lexington (5:30 p.m.)

April 27 AHS @ Loretto (4 p.m.) MCHS Senior Night vs Hardin Co. (6:30 p.m.)

May 1 MCHS @ AHS (5 p.m.)

April 30 AHS @ Collinwood (4 p.m.)

Tennis April 26 AHS vs Hardin Co. (4 p.m.) MCHS @ South Side (4 p.m.) May 1 AHS @ District Tournament

Lady Cards split district contests Hutton throws second no-hitter of season By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

The Adamsville Lady Cardinals opposed several four-legged felines last week including the Scotts Hill Lady Lions, the McNairy Central Lady Bobcats, and the Trinity Christian Academy Lady Lions and were able to pick up a couple of close wins.

Adamsville- 1 Scotts Hill- 0

Taylor Hutton pitched a nohitter versus Scotts Hill striking out seven batters in seven innings. A line drive AHS error allowed a Scotts Hill runner on first base in the bottom of the fourth inning but the runner was left on. The game went completely scoreless until the top of the sixth

inning when Parker Davis’ line drive single batted in senior Kristina Milford for the game winning run. Adamsville was making good hits but was unable to bring runner in and left 13 on base in the end. Box Score R H E AHS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 01 10 01 SHHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 00 00 (AHS) Kristina Milford: 2-3, 2SB, 1R; Parker Davis: 2-3, 2SB, 1RBI; Bailey Wicker: 2-4, 1B, SB; Brittany Lambert: 1-2, SB; Whitney Wrzesniewski: 1-3, SB; Samantha Oaks: 1-4, SB; Olivia Johnson: 1-4, SB; Nikki White: BB

Trinity Christian- 7 Adamsville- 0 AHS’s



pitched nearly five innings throwing two strikeouts, and relief pitcher Parker Davis stepped up to throw two more batters out and allowed zero hits and zero runs in the remainder of the game. Two district matches and a non-district, rival game later, Adamsville has an overall record of 17-7-2 (6-3) and will compete in an upcoming Jackson North Side Tournament this weekend and go head-to-head with another strict district opponent on Monday, the Riverside Lady Panthers. Box Score R H E TCA 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 07 11 01 AHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 02 02 Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

(AHS) Nikki White: 1-3, SB; Bailey Wicker: 1-3, SB; Olivia Johnson: BB; Whitney Wrzesniewski: BB

Deanna Taylor observes the pitch and leads off second base hoping to add to Adamsville’s 2-0 score against MCHS.

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defeating Haynes and Brown (8-1).

Adamsville @ Madison Academic

Before the 2012 tennis season began, Cardinal head coach Michael Harvill said Adamsville’s biggest test in the district would be Madison Academic Magnet High School. On April 17, the boys struggled with the Mustangs, but the girls passed the test. The Lady Cardinals beat the Lady Mustangs in four of their seven matches. Darby Congiardo defeated MAM’s No. 1, Chandler Reed (8-5), and Ali Gean defeated Anne Elisabeth Gerrard (8-5) in singles. Maddie Wilson fell in a tough match to Cara Ward (9-7). Likewise, Kasandra Krenson was defeated by Annie Wright (9-7), and Allison Smarsh was defeated by Jordan Rowland (8-2). In doubles action, the Lady Cardinal pairs were victorious in both matches. Congiardo and Krenson defeated Reed and Ward (8-6), and Wilson and Gean defeated Wright and Gerrard (8-5). The boys were not so fortunate. The Cardinals lost every match to the overpowering Mustang team. In doubles, Anthony and Cody Trumble fell to David Jade and Paul Sands (8-2), and Josh Warshaw and Cameron Gramse were defeated by Sydney Chung and Dustin Monticello (8-1). Singles matches were rough as well. Anthony Trumble was defeated by Jade (8-2), Cody Trumble was defeated by Sands (8-2), Chung defeated Warshaw (8-1), and Gramse lost to Monticello (8-0).

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nine Cumberland golfers were named TranSouth ScholarAthletes this week in advance of the conference championships set for Monday and Tuesday at Canebrake Golf Club in Athens, Ala. To be eligible, student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.00 grade-point-average on a 4.0 scale. Five women’s players were among the 14 honorees from

the four teams who participate in the sport in the TranSouth. Juniors Allyson Agee, K.C. McGinley and Sarah Beth Foote and sophomore Kayla Smith and Lindsey Taylor all garnered the accolade from the conference. On the men’s side, four golfers were among the 20 honorees from the seven teams in the league. Seniors Paul Vaughan and Dustin Thomas, sophomore Austin Garrett and Austin Whitmer,

who completed his eligibility last season, each earned the Scholar-Athlete honor. The men will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday while the women’s tournament will consist of 18 holes each day at Canebrake in Athens this coming week. Thomas is the defending champion on the men’s side, while Agee tied for second last year and placed fourth as a freshman in the conference tournament.





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being awarded to Summitt. As a starving high school basketball player, Summitt and her family had to move in order to play because often girls’ basketball teams did not exist. In college, she attended UT Martin where she played for the first women’s basketball coach but still had to pay tuition due to the absence of Title IX, omitting athletic scholarships for women. At 22 years old, Summitt became head coach of the unsanctioned, future National Collegiate Athletic Association Lady Vols team. Four of her players were only a year younger than she was during her first year as head coach. Starting at the bottom, holding her head high and working her way up, Summitt washed players’ uniforms, drove the bus, and raised money for team expenses. It wasn’t until the 1981-82 season that Tennessee played in the first NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament, and even then the Lady Vols advanced to the National Semifinals. The SEC has more than considered naming the championship trophy after the unparalleled coach, but the NCAA has strict rules and will most likely lose the chance if not acted on soon. But who could ever match what she has done for women’s basketball? Who will be able to walk in her shoes and experience those historical obstacles? The courageous, knowledgeable coach led UT to nearly 1,100 wins, eight national championships, and has inspired generations of women. The worst of her symptoms in early onset dementia include disorientation while waking up on the road in strange, dark hotel rooms, strain in drawing diagram plays, retention of numbers, and her quick response and ferocity has deteriorated. Just as many others have taken the news, Summitt has been affected more by the diagnosis than the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. People have treated her differently since the diagnosis by acting as if she is sick, no longer valuable, or by talking around her instead of to her. She has created a whole new era of women’s basketball and still wants to continue to be a part of what she has created until it is no longer possible. That is true dedication and without this spark, where would women’s basketball be today?

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Lady Cats From Page 1B

(AHS) Samantha Oaks: 1-3, 2B, RBI; Parker Davis: 1-3, 2B; Olivia Johnson: 1-2, SB, BB, R; Bailey Wicker: BB, R; Whitney Wrzesniewski: 1-3, SB; Anna Johnson: 1-3, SB; Nikki White: 1-4, SB (MCHS) Kindra Brown: BB; Mikaela Rowland: 1-3, SB

Chester County- 10 McNairy Central- 0

Another tough battle earlier in the week had the Lady Bobcats facing the No. 1 team in District 14-AA on their home field. The tremendous disadvantage gave the Chester County Lady Eagles a 10-0 win with winning pitcher, Sammy Jo Guy pitching a no-hitter against McNairy Central. “It was obvious from the first hit of the game that we did not come to play ball,” said Lady Bobcat Coach Mellanie Surratt. After the upsetting loss, McNairy Central (10-11-1) held a 5-4 district record with three more regular season district competitions remaining until the tournament begins on May 3 at Jackson South Side. Injuries and upsets have caused the Lady Bobcats to struggle this season, but upcoming games versus the Jackson South Side Lady Hawks and Liberty Tech Lady Crusaders have McNairy Central ready to finish out the regular season on top. Box Score R H E MCHS 0 0 0 0 0 x x x 00 00 05 CCHS 4 1 0 0 5 x x x 10 14 00

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Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

MCHS freshmen centerfielder Haven Phelps dashes to retrieve the ball and chucks it to the infield.

Congratulations to Lady Bobcat Tierra Lusk, who signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the Lady Bearcats of Rust College. Lusk became the second student athlete at McNairy Central High School to move on to play volleyball at the collegiate level. 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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Wednesday, april 25, 2012

Adamsville girls top Hardin County, boys struggle By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

The Lady Cardinal Tennis team was victorious over Hardin County last Thursday, but the boys lost 6-0. Playing short-handed with Hayley Edmondson out with an illness, the girls managed five wins in seven matches. In singles, Darby Congiardo defeated Addy Adkisson (8-2), Ali Gean defeated Bobby Jo Delaney (8-4), and Allison Smarsh won by forfeit. Maddie Wilson was defeated by Morgan Mathis (8-4), and Kasandra Krenson was defeated by Rachel Smith (8-6). In girls’ doubles, Congiardo and Krenson defeated Adkisson and Mathis (8-6), and Wilson and Gean defeated Smith and Delaney (84). The boys had a rough go of things against a talented Hardin County boys’ team. In singles, Tiger Dylan Bhakta defeated Anthony Trumble (8-5), Elliot Burgess defeated Cody Trumble (8-2), Josh White defeated Cameron Gramse (8-6), and Jacob Haynes defeated Kirby Harville (8-3). In doubles, the Trumble brothers fell to Bhakta and Burgess (84), and Gramse and Harville lost to White and Blake Cossey (8-1).

File Photo by Andrew Alexander

Adamsville freshman Cameron Gramse serves one up. Gramse played the Cards’ closest singles match against Hardin County.

Local teams compete in Middleton Basketball Invitational West TN Court Cats compete at Middleton Invitational Submitted Report Contributor

The West TN Court Cats had 4 teams that competed in the 5th annual Middleton Invitational this past weekend. The High School boys had a good first showing, finishing with two wins and one loss. Also, it was the

first tournament for the Jr. Lady Court Cats. Congratulations go out to the Lady Court Cats for finishing runner-up in their division with one of their losses coming to a 9/10 grade team by 6. The Jr. Court Cats – 7/8 grade boys finished in 1st place going 3-0 for the weekend. Congratulations to these

MBA dominates Middleton Tournament Submitted Report

boys and Coach Nathaniel Root. Special thanks to the Court Cat tournament sponsors for the weekend: Nathan and Sherry Vanderford, June Vinson, Mark and Juna Pettit. The Court Cats will be adding a 6/7 grade boys team shortly and all 5 teams will be competing in Dyersburg May 1112.


Representing the league’s first season, 7th & 8th grade McNairy Basketball Association girls went undefeated in the 5th annual Middleton Basketball Invitational, winning three games last Saturday against Perry Company of

Bolivar, G.J. of Middleton, and the West TN Court Cats of Adamsville to gain the championship title. “This MBA league has been wonderful for these young ladies to prepare for high school,” said Coach Amy Null. “I am so proud of the way they handled themselves. They kept their head in the games and played team basketball to get it done.”

Photo by Tina Coleman

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The Jr. Court Cats (7/8 grade boys) finished in 1st place going 3-0 for the weekend at the Middleton Tournament last Saturday.

Jr. Lady Court Cats (5/6 grade girls) team Alexis Wynn, Rachel Stanfill, Sarah Shoate, Madison Hollin, Darby Sweeney, Emilee Foster and Alexis Trice. Coaches Shelley Wynn and Greg Martin.

(Back Row) Coach Shelly Wynn, Coach Amy Null, Olivia Mitchell, Kaitlyn West, Selika McCord, Margie Colman, Mary Kate Doyle, and Coach Denise Bennett. (Front Row) Macey Rowland, Rebekah Lowrie, Madi Rose Hammock, Brooke Bennett, and Emily Martin.



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Tigers tame Bobcats, Cardinals By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

After handing Hardin County High School two losses on the diamond during the Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular, Adamsville and McNairy Central both came up short in their rematches with the cross-river rival Tigers last week.

Hardin County- 3 Adamsville- 1

Apart from a Josh Chappell solo-shot in the second inning at Savannah City Park last Friday, the Cardinals could not scare up much offense against the Tigers, but it did not cost them until late thanks to a good outing on the mound from Drew Griswell. “Pretty good high school ballgame that we just came up short in,” said Cardinal head coach Steven Lambert. “Had two good pitchers going that limited both teams’ offenses. Hardin just had a little more hitting than we had.” File Photo by Andrew Alexander Down by one in the bottom of the sixth, the hosting Tigers ral- Josh Chappell takes a mighty cut at a pitch. His home run against Hardin County last Friday was his seventh of the season. lied. “Hardin took advantage of a walk, a hit batter, and three straight hits to get three (runs) in the bottom of the Hardin County- 5 sixth,” Lambert said. McNairy Central- 0 After a Hunter McSwain double in the top of The Bobcats traveled to Savannah, Tenn. last the seventh, the Cardinals were in position to even Wednesday, but like the Cardinals, came home it up with the tying run at the plate, but could not with a loss. pull off the comeback. Freshman Chase Smith, who threw a com“Chappell’s home run got us on the board early, plete-game shutout against the Tigers the week said Lambert. “But (we) only got three runners in before, had a rough start for MCHS, giving up scoring position the rest of the game, stranding five four earned runs on six hits through 2 2/3 intotal.” nings. Box Score RHE AHS 0100000153 HCHS 0000030352 (AHS) Josh Chappell: 1-2, RBI, HR, R; Montell Johnson: 1-3; John Reed Odom: 1-3; Jacob Wallis: 1-3

Making things worse, Hardin County’s freshman starter, Trevor Bishop, held the Bobcats to just three hits. The Tigers scored three runs in the second inning and one in the third to take a 4-0 lead. With two outs in the third, Wells entered in relief of Smith and held Hardin County scoreless through the fifth inning, giving up only one hit. In the bottom of the sixth, the Tigers tacked on another run, giving them a 5-0 lead that they would not relinquish. Box Score R H E MCHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 03 00 HCHS 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 05 10 00 (MCHS) Craig Mullins: 1-2, BB; Dakota Roden: 1-3, 2B; Jonathan Nixon: 1-3; Marcus Nash: SB, BB

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Payton Mast, a Cardinal eighth-grade defender, sends a ball downfield against Jackson South Side in AHS’s 3-2 victory over the Hawks last Thursday at Adamsville Elementary School.

Cards pick up first win By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

The Adamsville Soccer Team nabbed its first win of the season at home last Thursday against Jackson South Side.

Adamsville- 3 South Side- 2

Entering the match 0-2-1, the Cardinals were desperate to etch a mark in the win column. After Dustin Plunk netted a goal just six minutes into the match against the Hawks, Adamsville was on its way to doing just that. Around the 40 minute mark, the Cards were down 2-1, but Plunk drilled an equalizer. Regulation ended with the teams knotted 2-2, but the Cardinals pulled it out with penalty


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kicks in the end to pick up the win. “We didn’t play very well against South Side as a team, but did enough to to get to penalty kicks,” said Cardinal head coach Steven Price. “Our guys got enough shots to go in and we survived. It was great to get a win, especially in that fashion.” Eighth-grader Jarrod Lobb scored on his penalty kick opportunity and Plunk scored the other, finishing his evening with a hat trick. The Cardinals had seven shots on goal, but the Hawks managed only six. Jack Majors recorded four saves in regulation, and Josh Shoate took over as goalkeeper during the penalty

kicks. Later in the week, Adamsville dropped matches against Sacred Heart of Jesus High School and Wayne County High School. Last Friday, the Cards traveled to Jackson, Tenn. and lost, 4-1, to the Knights of Sacred Heart. Majors recorded eight saves for AHS, and Shoate scored his first goal of the season and was assisted by fellow senior Dustin Sowell. Last Monday, Adamsville fell, 4-1, to the Wildcats of Wayne County. Shoate had three saves as the keeper, but also scored a goal in the contest. The Cardinals are now 1-41. They will take on Liberty on Thursday in Jackson.

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FAIR HOUSING RESOLUTION LET IT BE KNOWN TO ALL PERSONS of the City of Guys, Tennessee that discrimination in the sale, rental, leasing, financing of housing or land to be used for construction of housing, or in the provision of brokerage services because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability is prohibited by Title VIII of the 1968 Civil Rights Act as amended (Federal Fair Housing law). It is the policy of the City of Guys, Tennessee to implement programs to ensure equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability. Therefore, the City of Guys, Tennessee does hereby pass the following resolution. BE IT RESOLVED that within available resources the City of Guys, Tennessee will assist all persons who feel they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability to seek equity under Federal and State laws by filing a complaint with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Atlanta Regional Office Compliance Division. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Guys, Tennessee shall publicize this resolution and through this publicity shall cause owners of real estate, developers and builders to become aware of their respective responsibilities and rights under the Federal Fair Housing law and any applicable State or local laws or ordinances. SAID PROGRAM will at a minimum include, but not be limited to: (1) the printing and publicizing of this policy and other applicable fair housing information through local media and community contacts; (2) distribution of posters, flyers and any other means which will bring to the attention of those affected, the knowledge of their respective responsibilities and rights concerning equal opportunity in housing. EFFECTIVE DATE This resolution shall take effect April 16, 2012. SIGNATURES

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Real estate

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)

102 - for rent KENNETH SWEAT Rental: Committed to providing safe & affordable family friendly homes 1,2, & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses, trailers, & houses. NO pets!! NO Crack/Party Houses!! Ref & deposit required. (731) 610-0807, (731) 6453130. (TF) ALEXANDER APTS. in Adamsville: 2 bedrooms & Townhouses. Washer/ Dryer hook-ups included. Call Earl @ (731) 926-0507 or Joanne @ (731) 727-4823. (TF)

102 - for rent

102 - for rent

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

Brick House for Rent: Murray School House Rd. Selmer, TN. 3 BD, 1 1/2 BA Carport, Hardwood floor. Central Heat & air. City water. Call 662-284-6169. (49)

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)



House for Rent: 3 BD, 1 BA, brick. Near McNairy Central. Carport. No pets. (Don’t ask). $450/mo + deposit. 645-5288 (TF)

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

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 - Tony. (48, 49)

House for Rent: 108 Adams St, Selmer, 3 bd, 1 ba, $350/mo + $200 deposit. 901-849-2755 (49, 50)

2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 78,000 miles. $13,000. 731-610-0392. (49, 50)

3 BR, 1 BA in Selmer, Bank owned! Owner financing available for only $450/mo and 5k down. Located in city limits and move-in ready with recent updating. For more information and to gain entry, call (877) 226-5361. (49, 50, 51, 52)

203 - equipment 135 Massey Ferguson gas tractor (kept in shed). 6-tine, 3 pt single row cultivator. 3 pt. bushhog, 1 boom pole. 731-925-7495 or 731-925-8507. (49, 50)

House for Rent 3 miles north of Bethel Springs on Archer Rd. 2-story with 4 acres of land. $500/month. Call 610-0019. No inside pets. (49, 50) For Rent: 3 BD, 2 BA brick outside of Selmer. 645-4986. (49, 50)


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#3244433: 800 Northwood, Selmer, TN - Custom executive home on 2 acres in quiet neighborhood near hospital and schools. Enter into large foyer w/living room & kitchen on each side both w/bay windows. Cherry floors & cabinets, granite countertops,3 fireplaces, icemaker, wet bar,basement.



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


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#3224317: 2930 57 West, Ramer Great house for a large family - lots of room for the money. Great back yard, level & shaded. The vinyl sided home with metal roof has a large den, formal dining, eat-in kitchen, great storage, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Also has a storm shelter & work shop.

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#3245082: 415 Old #5, Selmer, TN - Country home w/large oak trees that has been remodeled except one room. Large living room open into dining room with tall ceiling & hardwood, vaulted bedroom or den, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sunroom. Porch across front, deck, storage building, concrete pad.



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#3245084: 200 Sewell, Selmer, TN - Vinyl siding home close to schools & hospital, deck, storage building. shaded yard. Inside is an open living area, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Large deck to enjoy morning coffee or afternoon tea.



#3218232: 185 West Court, Selmer, TN - Looking to start your own business. This one is fully equipped & existing restaurant. Walk-in cooler, freezer, cook tops, convection ovens, fryers, commercial ice machine. In addition, there are 4 offices in back w/ separate entrance & utilitties.

# 3225830: 600 Jenny, Selmer, TN - Great area, large home, new kitchen, new hardwood & tile downstairs. From wrap porch, enter into 2-story foyer, formal living w/fireplace, master w/fireplace, master bedroom on each level, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, office, bonus room, 3-car garage, paved dr

LAND & BUILDING LOTS • 5 acres commercial on Mulberry Ave. • 50 x 230 ft lot on Houston and Cypress • 14 acres on Limon Gage Rd, Bethel Springs #3230910: 503 Wayne Elam, Ramer - Good area, good school district. House sits on hill with lots of trees & plenty of landscaping. Large den recently added with fireplace & tile floor. Open living area, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large front yard, porch across front.

• 2.7 acre lot on Basham Ln, Selmer • 243 acres on Bethel Purdy Rd

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

401 - for sale

401 - for sale

SOFA FOR SALE. Excellent condition, 84” Bancroft & Bliss, mocha tweed, from smoke free, pet free home - $400 - 645-5087.

For Sale: Electric hospital bed, $350; shower stool, $20; Walker, $15; OBO. Please call 731-645-5357. (49)

POWER RECLINE LIFT CHAIR. Excellent condition - $400 - 645-5087.

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For Sale: Tomato Plants, 60 varieties including HEIRLOOMS. Also vegetable plants, garden seed, flowers, HERBS and more! Sweetlips Greenhouses, 3705 Sweetlips Rd, Henderson, TN (731) 989-7046 M-F 8-6 Sat 8-4, Sun 12-4. WE CLOSE DURING SEVERE WEATHER. (46, 47, 48, 49) Spring Plant Sale: McNairy Central FFA Spring Plant Sale is at the greenhouses 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Beautiful 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)

3911 - Sticine Rd., Guys $165,000 * 2 Story *4 Bedroom *2.5 Baths *Den *Double Garage *Pond *10 ac *30x50 Shop *Private

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

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503 - public notices

Storage buildings rental returns, new factory direct. Cash or rent to own. No credit check. 662-415-8180 (49, 50, 51, 52)

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


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 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 mar-

gin 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

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

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WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated August 9, 2002, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded 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

DATED April 11, 2012

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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 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 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 given 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.

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cessor Trustee will, on May 21, 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 a stake, said stake being North 00 degrees 45 minutes West 24.3 feet from a spike in the center line of Oak Hill Drive; said spike being 1193.2 feet from a spike in the centerline of the intersection of Brooks Road and Oak Hill Drive; runs thence South 89 degrees 15 minutes West 150 feet to a stake; thence North 89 degrees 15 minutes East 150 feet to a stake; thence South 00 degrees 45 minutes East 250 feet to the beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 233 Oak Hill Drive, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: Justin B. Kennedy a/k/a Justin Kennedy; McNairy County Tennessee 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. 931‑148163

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 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated May 18, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 5, 2007, at Book 387, Page 2030 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Justin B. Kennedy a/k/a Justin Kennedy, conveying certain property therein described to Atty. Arnold M. Weiss, A Resident of Shelby County as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Homecomings Financial, LLC (F/K/A Homecomings Financial Network, Inc.), its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Suc-

DATED April 19, 2012 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee April 25, 2012 May 2, 2012 May 9, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ tcrow_120419_1031 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 9579 49, 50, 51

Manage the facility’s inquiry and admission process and provide customers with facility-related information via facility tours, personal visits/assessments, conversations, and follow-up. Coordinate and implement effective facility sales and marketing programs. The Director of Marketing/Admissions is ultimately responsible for the facility’s census. While this individual cannot market nor fill the building themselves, they must be able to provide leadership to the marketing team that will lead to building and maintaining a high census.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Communications or related field preferred. • Two (2) years equivalent experience in a sales/marketing position or Director of Admissions position in lieu of degree. • Organized and detailed in work performance. • Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience. • Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and disabled people in a nursing facility. • Comply with the Residents’ Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures. EOE/D/FM/V Apply at the following address: Tri-County Healthcare Center 409 Park Avenue, Adamsville, TN 38310 OR or link below

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 December 17, 2010, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded December 27, 2010, at Book 401, Page 1995 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Jonathan Leitschuh, conveying certain property therein described to John Clark, a resident of Weakley County as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for First State Bank, its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee.

Beaverwood Drive, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Jonathan Leitschuh

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 21, 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 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. 700‑218075

Being Lot 16, of Country View Estates Subdivision, of record in Plat Cabinet A, Slide 93, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee



DATED April 17, 2012 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee April 25, 2012 May 2, 2012 May 9, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ msherrod_120417_1611



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having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 commencing at 01:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Selmer, Mc‑ Nairy County, Tennessee pro‑ ceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to‑wit: Situated in County of Mc‑ Nairy, State of Tennessee. Being the Northern portion of Lot #7 in Block P of the P. H. Thrasher Addition as re‑ corded in Book V, Page 21, in the Register’s Office, McNairy County, Tennessee, morepar‑ ticularly described as follows: BEGINNING at the intersec‑ tion of the Southeast line of North Seventh Street and the

Southwest line of Pharr A v ‑ enue, proceed South 52 de‑ grees 24 minutes 00 seconds East along the Southwest line of Pharr Avenue for a distance of 50.00 feet to a found nail at the Northernmost corner of Lot #6 in the P. H. Thrasher Addition as recorded in Book V, Page 21, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennes‑ see; thence South 38 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West along the Northwest line of said Lot #6 for a distance of 145.00 feet; thence North 52 degrees 24 minutes 00 seconds West along a partition line of Lot #7 in the aforementioned Addition for a distance of 50.00 feet to the Southeast line of North Seventh Street; thence North 38 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East along the Southeast line of North

Seventh Street for a distance of 145.00 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.17 acres, more or less. Notice of the Right to Fore‑ close has been given in compli‑ ance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 089C-C-009.00 Property Address: 332 West Pharr Avenue, Selmer, TN. All right and equity of re‑ demption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the under‑ signed will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee.

Laura B Shelton – Driving while license suspended – Fined $50 and cst. DL sus for additional 6 months. Patrice D Morrison – Driving while license suspended – Fined $25 and cst. Supervised prob until fine and cst paid. Carla S Atkins – Driving while license suspended – Dismiss on pmt of cst, supervised prob. def. has valid dl Tina L Dandelet – Driving while license suspended – Fined $25 and cst. Prob until fine and cost paid. DL sus for months Tiffany E Hodge – Driving without license – Fined $25 and cst. DL sus for 6 months. Supervised prob. Robert Harmon, Jr. – Driving while license suspended – Dismiss

on pmt of cst. Def has valid DL. Supervised prob. Rodrickus A Beason – Driving while license revoked – Fined $25 and cst. Sent to 12 hours. Supervised prob. not drive in TN for 6 month Jason W Brown – Initiate manufacture of meth, 2 ct – Promoting meth manufacture 2 ct – Poss. unlaw drug paraphernalia, attempt 2 ct – Bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. def shall cont on current bond of $100,000 Pamela D Smith – Initiate manufacture of meth 2 ct – Promoting meth manufacture 2 ct – Poss. unlaw drug paraphernalia, attempt 3 ct– bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. ROR Jason W Brown – Schedule II

drugs – Bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. def shall cont on current bond of $1,000,000. Pamela D Smith – Schedule II drugs, attempt 2 ct – Bound over to grand jury. Waiving prelim hearing. Def shall cont. on current bond of ROR Angela M Frazier – Theft of property, $500-$1,000 consp. – Fined cst. Sent to 10 days. supervised prob. rest of $250 to victim. Joshua K Abbott – Assault, attempt – Fined cst. Snt to 24 hrs. supervised prob. counseling with Ben Sinclair Stacey B Knight – Domestic assault – Dismiss on pmt of cst. Supervised prob. Charles E Gray – Assault, attempt

Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed October 30, 2000 by Samuel E. Piper and wife, Re‑ becca J. H. Piper to Scott Har‑ ris, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed of Trust 298, Page 755, and the under‑ signed having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instru‑ ment recorded in the said Reg‑ ister’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Bancorp‑ South, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness

court briefs Duane L Lilienthal – Failure to appear – dismiss on pmt of cst. Def has valid dl, supervised prob. Eddy M Adams – Driving while license revoked, 2nd or subsequent – Fined $250 and cst. Sent to 48 hours. Supervised prob. report to jail April 28 at 7 a.m. Marcus D Holland, Jr. – Driving while license suspended – Fined $150 and cst. Sent to 2 hours. Supervised prob. Jimmy E Johnson – Driving while license suspended – Fined $25 and cst. Sent to 4 hrs. supervised prob. not drive in TN for 6 months

ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l‑526‑8296

503 - public notices File # 2162-094456-FC Published: April 25 May 2 May 9 BancorpSouth/SamuelPiper 9577 49, 50, 51 NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by TCA §30-2-306 In the Matter of the Es‑ tate of: Dorthena C. Estes, De‑ ceased Notice is Hereby Given that on 4/19/2012, Letters Tes‑ tamentary, in respect to the Estate of Dorthena C. Estes, deceased, who died 4/17,2012, were issued to the under‑ signed by the McNairy County Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and – Fined $25 and cst. Sent to 24 hrs. supervised prob. alc/drug eval – Public intoxication – Fined $25. Sent. to 24 hrs. supervised prob. alc/drug eval. Jonathan Lancaster – Theft (up to $500) – Fined $50 and cst. Sent to 12 hrs. rest. of $160 to victim. Supervised prob. 48 hrs comm. service. Rusty Jarrett – Theft (up to $500) – fined cst. sent. to 20 days. supervised prob. rest. to remain open. Joshua R Maness – Theft (up to $500) – Fined $50 and cst. Sent. to 10 days. Rest. is $160 to victim. Supervised prob. 24 hrs comm. service. Steven C Hardy – Assault, attempt – Fined cst. Sent. to 16 days. no con-

503 - public notices non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court, within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come for‑ ward and make proper settle‑ ment with the undersigned at once. Date: 4/19/2012 Tommy C. Estes Executor, Administrator Tommy C. Estes, Attorney 9580 49, 50 tact with victim. Supervised prob. Amanda L Hodge – Domestic assault – Dismiss on pmt of cst upon request of victim to not prosecute. Supervised prob. Dartangna D Green – Assault, attempt – Dismiss on pmt of cst at request of state. Supervised prob. Stacey B Knight – Assault, attempt – Dismiss on pmt of cst, no cost upon request of victim and state Chad A Haase – Driving while license suspended – Dismiss on pmt of cst. Def has valid DL. Supervised prob. Ryan T Davis – Poss unlaw drug paraphernalia, attempt – Fined $150 and cst. Sent. to 48 hrs. supervised prob. For 1 yr. drug eval through JACOA.

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