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Bethel reinstates police chief By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen rehired Pee Wee Sowell as a policeman at its meeting last Monday. After some discussion, he was rehired full time with his hours to be negotiated. Alderman John Wood will act as negotiator for the board. Several members of the board expressed the view that the town did not need a policeman during the day or a full-time policeman, nor could they afford it . Sowell said he would not work a night only shift, nor would he work part-time. He felt that his hours should be the same as before he was suspended.
District Attorney General Michael Dunavant’s office concluded that although Sowell did act illegally when he pulled a ticket after it had been turned into City Hall and altered it to a warning, he acted without criminal intent, and would therefore not prosecute the case, Mayor Kay Cox told the meeting. “Mr. Dunavant told me that the ticket was illegal...he said he felt like Pee Wee didn’t intentionally do it and he was not going to take it to the grand jury and I told him that I didn’t want him to take it to the grand jury,” Cox said. Dunavant’s office also decided not to prosecute suspended police officer Bandy Burney, that he was only guilty of bad judg-
ment, Cox said.. “We have suspended Bandy for nothing. It’s a dirty down shame,” Cox said. Bobby Gray’s motion not to rehire either suspended policeman failed. Cox favored not rehiring Sowell, accusing him of insubordination. “As far as I’m concerned, he won’t be back, but I’m only one vote,” she said. The Mayor and Alderman Bobby Gray voted against rehiring Sowell. Vice-Mayor Bob Graham, and Aldermen Lew Perrigo and Wood voted for the rehiring. There was even a disagreement over Sowell’s title, with Cox characterizing him as only a policeman and not the Chief of Police.
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Fourth annual Rockabilly Highway Revival a success By Emily Pitts Staff Writer
The third time may be a charm, but the fourth time around is not bad either—at least for the fourth annual Rockabilly Highway Revival. With a crowd size estimated to be larger than any before, this year’s Rockabilly festival was bigger and better than ever. “It went great,” said McNairy Regional Alliance representative Russell Ingle. “There were definitely more people than we’ve ever had. There seemed to be a great crowd almost all day.” The day began with the dedication of the Rockabilly Highway Mural II in Rockabilly Park. According to artist Brian Tull, the mural took more than 500 hours to complete and was much more photorealistic, and therefore a much bigger challenge, than the last mural. “I’m very thankful to be a part of what Arts in McNairy is bringing to the community,” said Tull. “McNairy County and the City of Selmer are extremely fortunate to have a group that’s this passionate for the arts and their community.” The crowd then took a short walk to the new Latta Visitors’ and Cultural Center for the dedication and ribbon cutting there. The building was open to the public all day, so they could see the art exhibits, new theatre and other new facilities. “It was a great event,” said Arts in McNairy Heritage and Culture Committee chair Shawn Pitts. “Great things are happening, and this new center spells success for McNairy County.” The car show was also a success, according to organizers Melanie and Aubrey King. “The Rockabilly Antique Car Show broke its own record with 132 entries,” said Melanie. “Aubrey and I would like to thank everyone who brought their vehicles for the show, the many spectators that came out and looked at the cars and especially the workers who helped with
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Headlining act Brandon Giles wows the crowd by setting his piano on fire during his last song at this year’s Rockabilly Highway Revival in Selmer last Saturday. the show.” ers from the surrounding area met at the val, and downtown businesses remained There was music and entertainment In addition to the car show, there was courthouse on the morning of the festi- open most of the day, seeing an increase throughout the day at the Farmers’ Maralso a tractor show. It was set up close by val, and 35 riders took a trip to Tupelo, in business. ket Pavilion, “Pickin’ at Pat’s” stage by the Selmer Farmers’ Market and included Miss. where they visited Elvis Presley’s “We had our biggest day ever,” said about 20 tractors, along with several min- birthplace, according to organizer Randy Rockabilly Café owner Lola Nichols. She See ROCKABILLY, 3A iature displays. Fowler. estimates that more than 1,000 people There was also a motorcycle ride in There were 20 vendors set up in came through the doors on the day of the For additional festival coverage conjunction with this year’s festival. Bik- downtown Selmer the day of the festi- festival.
Corker speaks to voters Senator addresses McNairy residents in interview with the Independent Appeal By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
U. S. Senator Bob Corker is running for reelection for one of Tennessee’s two senate seats and spoke to the Independent Appeal about his qualifications for reelection and some of the issues in the campaign. Corker grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., and attended public schools. He got his first job at age 13 picking up trash and spent his teenage years bagging ice, working at the Western Auto and working construction. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1974 with a degree in Industrial Management and after working four years as a construction superintendent, started his own construction business with $8,000. The company eventually expanded into 18 states.
Corker went with his church on a mission trip to Haiti, which led him to create the Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise, a non-profit organization that has helped over 10,000 families secure decent, fit and affordable housing through low-interest loans and personal training in home maintenance. “It had a huge effect on me,” Corker said about the mission trip. “That effort, that I did totally as a philanthropic and civic effort, caused me to begin being involved in some public policy issues,” Corker said. Corker has been married to his wife, Elizabeth, for 25 years and they have two daughters, Emily and Julia and a son-in-law,
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Fast moving storm hits county, damages home By Christen Coulon Editor
A severe thunderstorm raked across McNairy County last Monday bringing with it estimated wind gusts of nearly 70 mph. The fast moving storm damaged at least one home on Friendship Road near Ramer, knocked out power to hundreds of residents and downed dozens of trees and power lines across the county. “There were several power lines and trees down across the county,” said McNairy County Fire chief Darrell Goodrum. Reports of downed trees and power lines blocking roads came in from Adamsville, Selmer, Ramer, and Michie, said Goodrum. He said that there were no other reports of property damage or injuries related to the storm aside from the home near Ramer that sustained roof damage when a large tree fell on Staff Photo by Christen Coulon it. Sean Hood removes a tree from the roof of a Ramer home Goodrum was on site coordinating the removal last Monday following a round of intense storms. of the tree from the roof. Fire department personnel from the effected cities were assisted in the cleanup work by the Chewalla, Sulpheur Springs, and Pleasant Site fire departments along with street department workers from Selmer, Pickwick Electric employees and local residents who all pitched in to remove the downed trees and power lines from county roads.
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Fourth Annual Rockabilly Highway Revival Visitors’ Center Ribbon Cutting
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A ribbon cutting was held at the brand new Latta Visitors’ and Cultural Center last Saturday at the Rockabilly Highway Revival. Representatives from Arts in McNairy and McNairy Regional Alliance, who will make the facility their new home, were on hand, as well as city and county officials, donors, and volunteers who made the project possible.
Rockabilly Highway Mural Dedication
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The Rockabilly Highway Mural II was dedicated at the Rockabilly Highway Revival on Saturday. Pictured are Rockabilly Beauty Pageant Queens Katie Allen and Sarah Ford, Arts in McNairy Heritage and Culture Committee Chair Shawn Pitts, Selmer Mayor David Robinson, Artist Brian Tull, his wife Laura Beth Crump Tull, County Mayor Wilburn Gene Ashe, Rockabilly Beauty Pageant Queen Stacy Thompson and First Alternate Karenna Rainey.
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Justin Spickard. In 1994, Corker was appointed Tennessee Commissioner of Finance and Administration where he served two years. “We obviously tightened our budget. We moved over 40,000 off of welfare to jobs,” Corker said. In 2001, he was elected mayor of Chattanooga and in 2006 was elected to the Senate. “I led the revitalization of our city. We built a $120 million waterfront in 35 months and laid the groundwork to later recruit Volkswagen to our state, which I was very highly involved in as a United States Senator with two of the three meetings actually happening in my home,” he said. He serves on the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee and is a ranking member of the Special Committee on Aging. “I was very involved in bringing Wacker to our state, with our governor (Phil Bredesen, at the time) and Hemlock (Semiconductor) to our state in Montgomery County. Wacker, by the way, went to Bradley County,” Corker said. He continues to play a role in economic development efforts across the state. “I think I’ve been a leading voice on pushing Washington to live within its means. I think you’re aware of the CAP Act, which really affected thinking in Washington in a big way and that’s forcing Congress to live without a certain percentage of the country’s GDP. It actually became part of the House mantra of ‘Cut, Cap and Balance’. The CAP Act was the genesis of all that and have continued to rail against spending here, to rail against living beyond our means,” Corker said. Corker introduced the Commitment to American Prosperity Act in February 2011. The CAP Act would bring the federal spending down to 20 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, which is the value of all goods and services the economy produces, over the next ten years and result in $7.6 trillion less spending over the next 10 years. Corker said he has continued to be a strong voice on issues relating to our financial system. “I have continued to be a thought leader in that regard,” he said. A third accomplishment during his term that Corker is proud
of is his offices record of constitu- tremendous economic growth. ent service. According to his staff, Corker said all loopholes have he responded to a million letters, to be looked at, but some, such as helped 20,000 individuals and the mortgage interest and charivisited all 95 Tennessee counties table contribution deductions, during his first nine months in are very popular with taxpayers. office. Corker has held over a 100 “The tax code is riddled with town hall meetings and 850 visits all kinds of loopholes and credthroughout the state since taking its, ones that most Americans, office. candidly, are not even aware are “It’s amazing the number of there, and again, anything you Tennesseans trying to deal with can do to reduce those and simthis vast, out-of-control bureau- plify the code, move you toward a cracy. It’s amazing the kinds of pro-growth tax system that genthings, the difficulty they run erates economic growth,” Corker into, whether it’s dealing with explained. Social Security or Disability benCorker said he is in favor of efits or veteran’s issues...I have reforming Medicare by moving to say our office has worked ex- over time to a premium-support ceptionally well for people across model. Under this approach, our state to help them as they try Medicare would be replaced by to deal with this massive bureau- a competing system of private cracy that we have here on issues and public health plans and a set that really affect them in a per- amount would be paid to each sonal way,” Corker said. beneficiary. If reelected, Corker will seek “Republicans and Democrats to continue the work he has be- are very sympathetic to people gun in his first who are at retireterm. ment age or near “Obviously, retirement age, if I’m here for and so you would a second term, The state primary and county have to phase I want to con- general election is Aug. 2. The these things in tinue to focus last day to register is July 3. Early over time,” Corkon deficit reduc- voting runs from July 13 until er said. tion. I certainly July 28. “Dodd-Frank want to be a (the financial regleading voice on ulation law that pro-growth tax reform. I want to President Barack Obama signed continue to push pro-growth tax in 2010) was a tremendous overreform and entitlement reform,” reach. It was 2,400 pages...I was Corker explained. not supportive of it and tried to “We’re actually crafting leg- make it better and was unsucislation right now to deal with cessful. I did make it better but Medicare and Social Security, to was unsuccessful in making it reform them in such a way that something I could support. What they’re going to be here beyond we’ve done in this nation is apply 2024 (and 2033 respectively), the same rules to our community which is when the Trustees say banks, the community banks they are going to be insolvent,” in Selmer and other places, that Corker announced. we’ve applied to the major Wall “We know that if the health Street money center banks and care bill that was passed, that if it what’s happening around our stays in effect and is not declared state is that many community unconstitutional. We know it banks, they have more complicannot possibly work and it’s ance officers than lenders, and hard to find people on either side so we’ve created a one size fits all of the aisle that believes, as it’s regulatory system that is crushcrafted, it actually can work, so ing our community banking syswe know that there will be num- tem and so the kind of reforms bers of changes that have to take that we need to put in place are place after we find out whether those that keep these highly it’s even constitutional or not in complex institutions from tankthe next two or three weeks, and ing our economy and becoming obviously, we plan to play a role a risk to the taxpayers, and that’s in that,” Corker said. where our focus should have Corker said that Congress been. Instead, we’ve ended up, spends about $1.2 trillion of really, with a tremendous overtaxpayer’s money a year on tax reach that is stifling lending at “expenditures” or loopholes. Be- the local level,” Corker said on cause of this, tax rates are much financial regulation. higher than they would have In a later email from Corker’s been otherwise. staff, he answered some of the Corker said he is helping to criticisms of him by Republican build a consensus on eliminating primary opponent Zach Poskeva large part of those loopholes ich. and reducing everyone’s rates. Poskevich was critical for He believes this would generate voting for the nomination of
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Pat’s Café and the main stage in front of the courthouse. Local talent performed at Pat’s beginning at 10:30, and the National Guard was set up nearby with a new addition to this year’s festival, a rock climbing wall. Selmer Idol contestants performed at the Farmer’s Market at 11 a.m. and the competition’s overall winner was Liza Smith. Bo Jack Killingsworth opened up for the main stage entertainment, and original Sun Records recording artist Sonny Burgess and the Pacers followed, performing at 1:30. The group has been performing for over 50 years, and their Selmer performance did not disappoint. Awards for the car and motorcycle shows were then presented. All participants received a wooden plaque with a picture of their vehicle in front of the new mural. There were also 21 trophies that featured a 1950’s gas pump on them and were sponsored by local businesses. The sponsors each picked a vehicle to receive their trophy.
Finally, headlining act Brandon Giles and the Tricky Two took the stage. Giles headlined for the festival last year and stunned the crowd with his talent and charisma. This year, he played his piano, which was painted with flames, from every position, with nearly every appendage, and even blindfolded. Not to be outdone by his last performance in Selmer, he even set part of his piano on fire for the final number. Giles was recently selected for America’s Got Talent and is cast to star as Jerry Lee Lewis in an upcoming HBO movie, “The Million Dollar Quartet.” Giles said, “Being in Selmer is like being in my hometown. The people are so nice, the buildings downtown are similar, it’s great to be here.” The day closed with a showing of the movie American Graffiti in the state of the art theatre at the Latta Visitors’ and Cultural Center. According to Ingle, about 50 people attended the showing. “Bigger and better is the goal,” said Ingle when asked about the future of the event. Event organizers will meet in the coming weeks to discuss this year’s festival and goals for next year.
Milledgeville passes budget By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
The Milledgeville Mayor and Board of Alderman met last Monday night and approved the ordinance to adopt the city’s budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. There will be a special called meeting on July 25 to vote on passing the 2012-2013 budget. The meeting will take place at the Milledgeville Fire Department at 6 p.m. In other business, City Recorder Margie Alexander announced that the city has received the 2008 Community Development Block Grant on its second go-around. The grant, Alexander says, will go toward providing the city with a new fire truck, a safe room, electric doors for the fire department, and a new bay for the fire trucks amongst other things. The Milledgeville Volunteer Fire Department will also have a fundraiser Saturday at the station. Members of the fire department will be selling barbecue plates and barbecue
by the pound for $8, barbecue sandwiches and half chickens for $3 and whole chickens for $6 from 11 a.m. until they run out of food. They urge everyone to come out to support their local firefighters and enjoy some good food and fellowship at the same time. It was decided by a unanimous vote from the board that the city will pay for members of the fire department to attend a training seminar at Pickwick Landing State Resort Park. The two-day seminar will educate firefighters about risk management and the tools for risk management planning, including a Haz-Mat Awareness course. It will be put on by the Hardin County Local Emergency Planning Committee and West Tennessee Emergency Management Association. The cost for each to attend is $50. The board also passed a motion to remove the carpet in the Dr. M.O. Ross Memorial Building on 49 Perry Street and put tile down in its place. The labor will be done by Savannah Carpet Company.
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Selmer prepares for Relay for Life By Emily Pitts Staff Writer
Relay for Life will be back in Selmer this year, to honor and celebrate cancer survivors and remember loved ones who have battled the disease. It will take place, as usual, at the Selmer City Park Friday, June 15th and Saturday the 16th. In an attempt to avoid the rain that so often pops up around Relay time, the event was moved from its normal date in May to its new June date. Last year, a thunderstorm blew in just as the event was starting, and many planned activities had to be cancelled. This year, event organizers are hoping for better weather. There will be about 30 teams set up around the park for the event, five of them new. According to Relay for Life event cochair Cheryl Prather, the goal for the event is to raise at least $60,000, all of which will go to the American Cancer Society. Activities will begin at 5 p.m. on June 15th with a special dinner for cancer survivors and their caregivers in the park. Events for the general public start at 6 p.m. Shortly after, cancer survivors will be honored and take their victory lap around the track. Throughout the night, the teams will be selling food and hosting games and activities. There will also be some onstage games, as well as bingo and a tug of war. At 9 p.m. a luminary service will be held. Luminary bags, which are available for purchase from now until the time they are lit on Friday night, are $5 and can be purchased in honor or in memory of a person with cancer. They can be bought from any Relay for Life Committee member. There will also be entertainment all night. Entertainment organizer Ray Prather hopes to have a band playing every hour on the hour, as well as solo acts that will be scheduled all night. Entertainers include the bands Riverstone and Down Home, as well as local favorites Shelia Mil-
One of the many Relay for Life teams that stayed through the rain at last year’s event. ford, Amanda Griffin, Madison Renfroe, Amelia Young, and Nicole Stoppa. The event will run all night, from 6 p.m. on Friday until the last team standing on Saturday. “We would like for everyone to come out and enjoy the event and recognize cancer survivors, to let them know that we support them with things they’re going through,” said Cheryl Prather. “Besides the funds for cancer research,” said Ray Prather, “It’s a good chance for people to get together, across party lines, across religious lines. It brings the community together.” For more information about the nationwide Relay for Life or the American Cancer Society, visit www.relayforlife.org. For more information about Selmer’s event, or to purchase a luminary bag, contact Cheryl Prather, event co-chair, at (731) 6102860, LaShell Moore (731) 610-1881, or Ray Prather at (731) 6105534.
Local gymnast battles cancer (Submitted) – The importance of numbers is vital to success in gymnastics. The numbers are even more important when you are battling breast cancer. Teri Jenkins, 53, has been a fixture in teaching gymnastics in the area for the past 35 years is now facing a tough battle with cancer. She has several girls from McNairy County learning gymnastics from the longtime instructor. A few of them are Maddie Kirk, Madison Montgomery, Emma Whitten, Kaitlyn Kirk, Paige Morris, Kaitlyn Tacker, Molly Kennedy, Emma Dickey, Darby Benton, Joley Bivins, Lynleigh Day and Jillian Rowsey. Jenkins got sick this past New Year’s Eve with stomach cramps and did not learn she had cancer until March. She began teaching gymnastics in 1978 at the Corinth Y. She has traveled all over the south to judge SEC and NCAA gymnastic meets. “Miss Teri is such a dedicated teacher,” said Molly’s mother Tami Kennedy. “She did not let cancer or chemo to get in the way of her passion – gymnastics. She is an asset to this sport and I feel so blessed that Molly has been under her instruction.” Jenkins has operated satellite
programs in Selmer, Savannah, and Pickwick in the past. The name of her gym is Shining Star Gymnastics. Don’t let anyone make you think Miss Teri has gone soft while taking treatments for her cancer. “I’ve not missed a day in the gym,” said a proud Jenkins. “There are days when I feel helpless and just do not want to get out of bed, but I make myself get off the couch. I’m not just going to lay there and die.” It is clear the hard-driving teacher has learned some of her own lessons over the years about not quitting. “I’m going to keep fighting it and I am not going to quit,” said a determined Jenkins. “I sometimes forget I am sick and just keep going with my daily routine.” While Jenkins has coached winners and judged winners in the past, there is no doubt Miss Teri plans on winning the battle against cancer. There will be a Luau – Wine and Dine: A Pickwick Lake Party to benefit Jenkins this Saturday, at 6 p.m. at Aqua Yacht Marina Poolside. There will be live music and the party is only for adults. Cost is $25 for a single and $45 for a couple. Auction items are welcome! RSVP Micki Greer (731) 926-1776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Army mom reaches out for girls’ rescue By Amanda Lowrance Staff Writer
A rare string of events have caused heartache and anxiety for the Vasquez family. Two of Matt and Shana’s three young daughters have unusual medical conditions that require continuous observation and treatment. Shana has taken it upon herself to completely research and learn these conditions, the statistics, and the options that are available to her precious, young girls at this stage in their life and as they grow. Luckily there is a solution to ease their worries, and her name is Pixie. After the application and acceptance, the family was assigned to a nearly two-year-old, 50 lb. Golden Labra doodle, Pixie, who was trained for peanut protection and service therapy by Angel Service Dogs, a non-profit organization in Colorado. “Pixie is going to be a double agent,” said Shana. “For Lila she is going to help with peanuts and as a therapy service dog for Aimree.” For now, there are particular sacrifices the family has to make for the safety of the children. The severity of Lila’s peanut allergy is life-threatening, so the limitations are very strict. “This poor little girl can’t eat lunch in the lunch room at school because her allergy is so bad,” said x-ray/ultrasound technician, Desha Stiddom. “Her allergies are so severe that if you ate a peanut and kissed her on the cheek she would die.” Out of the blue, vendors at a local softball park decided to sell peanuts at the same park Lila competes in softball. In an effort to keep them away from Lila, Shana bought a concession stand full of peanuts once to ensure a peanut-free environment while her daughter played. While there is no way to rid the world of peanuts, Shana has explained to Lila that, “You have to stay away from them. You are allergic, not
them.” The emergency incidents that Lila has witnessed since she was two-years-old has stricken her with fear so badly that if she sees peanuts sealed in a bag, she will go into hysterics. Her only relief is from an Epinephrine pen, which mom and grandma Lila Pollock are always doubly armed with. The middle sister, Hazeleah is three-years-old and has no complications. Still, she must adjust to her sisters’ needs. Aimree is chronologically 20 months old, but mentally she is 8 months old due to a chromosomal translocation in her DNA. Of her 48 chromosomes, Aimree was born with an unusual arrangement of chromosomes. “We are trying to raise money for them to have a service dog,” said Stiddom. “This family also has a disabled toddler who was born with only one hand and has many other health problems. This dog will also be trained to meet her needs to help her learn to stand and walk.” Physical therapy has helped Aimree work with a prosthetic hand since she was four-months-old, but due to the rapid growth of children, the best prosthesis is too pricey to purchase for use during a short amount of time. Also through therapy, Aimree is learning to stand and balance. Pixie will come in very handy as a service dog that can help by guiding her, lifting her up or catching her during a fall. Several employees of the local hospital and the Family Community Education Club have shown and given support to the Vasquez family. On top of being fixed in a unique situation, Shana has taken the role as a full-time, stayat-home mom, while father Matt is stationed overseas in Korea for the U.S. Army and is not set to return for another 17 months. Moving to Leapwood to be closer to family, Shana had local kinship to her late grandparents,
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Finger receives $1 million for new firehouse By Emily Pitts Staff Writer
The Finger Mayor and Board of Aldermen met last Monday night to hold their monthly meeting and approve their budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The first action of the meeting was to postpone the review of financial reports, which were not ready because the meeting was held earlier in the month than usual. The minutes for both last month’s regular meeting and budget meeting were approved, and the board moved on to old business. Last Friday’s dance and who would volunteer to work the next dance were discussed. Finger’s baseball leagues were also briefly discussed. Mayor Robert Heathcock then asked Fire Chief Steve Stoll to update the board on the cuts to the Fire Department proposed for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Stoll explained that the Fire Department will cut the phone line altogether and also pay for gas, as was discussed in last month’s meeting. Mayor Heathcock then told the board that the air condition-
er at the community center was broken. He had spoken with two different parties, one who said that it would be cheaper to replace the air conditioner altogether and one who said that he could fix it for only $1,200. The board agreed that the mayor would be in charge of finding the most economical way to fix the problem and getting it done. The board then moved on to the most exciting part of the meeting. Mayor Heathcock made a motion to amend the budget because the board had just received notification that Finger had been awarded a federal grant. They applied for the grant in 2010 and received a letter just before the meeting notifying the board that they had received the 2008 Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $1 million. The funds were awarded in order to build the city a new firehouse. The motion to amend the budget, by adding the projected grant money of $1 million, was passed, and next year’s budget was approved and finalized. “There’s going to be a lot of decisions that have to be made about the building,” said Heath-
cock of the new firehouse. Although the building had been for the most part completely designed at the time of the grant application, various smaller issues still have to be decided. The board briefly discussed different possibilities for the new facility. Finger’s old firehouse will be used for storage. “It’s going to be nice for the city and nice for the Fire Department,” said Stoll. “I think it’s very important that we keep good communication and work together.” Mayor Heathcock and the board agreed and expressed willingness to let the Fire Department make most of the decisions about the new facility. “I don’t think we’ll have a problem,” said Heathcock. “This board has always been in agreement with the Fire Department.” The layout of the new building and the government arrangements about contractors, engineers, and administrators were then briefly discussed. Finally, a motion was made, and the meeting was adjourned until next month.
Adamsville outsources dispatchers By Jeff Whitten
will take effect when the 2012-2013 fiscal year begins on July 1. The budget will also need to be passed upon The Adamsville City Commission voted to out- one more reading to become final. source some dispatch work to E911 at a special “As you understand, over the last three years, called meeting on June 4. This was done by a vote we’ve made some very hard decisions, but we’ve to approve the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget. made them in the best interests of the town,” This would only shift dispatch work to E911 on Mayor David Leckner told the meeting. weekends and from midnight to 8 a.m, for a proHe added that many people in the audience bationary period of one year. were wondering what the commission would do The commission voted 4-1 for the general fund about dispatch. budget and the outsourcing, with Leckner noted that even if some only Commissioner Tommy Mordispatch duties were transferred to ris in opposition. Mayor David E911, City Hall would still be open Leckner, Vice Mayor Matt Wood, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays. Commissioners Frank Lacey and The Adamsville City Commission “One of the options that we will vote on the 2012-2013 fiscal Mark Massey voted yes. have in front of us tonight is to year budget on second reading at Under this budget, the premaintain dispatch at the current its regular meeting, which will be vious year’s property tax rate of on June 18, at 7 p.m. at City Hall. level that we have right now and $0.78 will remain unchanged. not redirect to 911, but if that is General fund revenues are prothe option we have to choose, jected to be $1,388,600, down we’re going to have to make some from $1,673,107 the previous year and expendi- serious cuts in the budget. We’re already at some tures are $1,332,285, also down from $1,689,382 point $5,000 plus in the hole if we choose to purin the fiscal year 2011-2012 budget. The fund bal- sue that option, and I say that we’re $5,000 in the ance is projected by the new budget to increase hole and will make cuts because we’re not lookfrom $288,325 to $344,640. The fund balance is ing to increase property taxes, even though propthe sum of all past budget surpluses. erty taxes have not been increased in some time. The dispatch change will save around $61,000. That’s not a viable option until there is a project With other savings, this budget spends $67,815 worthy of that tax rate. Until that time, I’d like to less than the proposal considered at last month’s see us maintain our current status that we do now regular meeting. and just do it more efficiently,” Leckner said. The budget also includes a 3.5 percent raise This will result in two full-time and one partfor city employees. time employees losing their jobs, but the city will The new budget and the shift in dispatch work help them find other jobs, Leckner pledged. Head News Writer
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Owners Maurice Bernier Sr., Amanda Bernier and Maurice Bernier Jr. of Captain Nemo’s family restaurant in Crump stand in front of the restaurant which opened last Friday. The new restaurant will feature a certified chef and offer daily specials at competitive prices.
Highway 45 gets a new look By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
If you have driven on Highway 45 between Eastview and Selmer recently, you have noticed work crews working away on what used to be a very bumpy road. According to Nichole Lawrence, Community Relations Officer for the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s West Tennessee office in Jackson, the work by Standard Construction just started and is expected to be complete by July 31. Standard Construction is headquartered in Cordova, Tenn. but also has a facility in Stantonville. “They will be in and out of there pretty quick,” Lawrence said.
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The 7.5 mile project begins just south of Eastview and extends to the Highway 45/64 junction in Selmer. The $2.9 million contract involves resurfacing the highway and some bridge repair for wear and tear, Lawrence said. “It’s been great,” said Standard Construction Project Manager Charles Goodman last Friday. He said construction should be complete in ten days or so. “People have been real courteous. We appreciate it,” he said of the motorists on the highway. The stretch of highway from the Mississippi state line to Eastview was resurfaced last year. Lawrence did not know when Business 45 from Selmer to Bethel Springs will be resurfaced. She said it was not on this year’s list and that next year’s list had not yet been compiled.
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Ten-year-old Liza Smith recently won both the Adamsville Idol and Selmer Idol competitions. She competed in the singing competitions and won with “Good Girl” by Carrie Underwood and “Georgia Peaches” by Lauren Alaina. Although Smith is only ten years old, she has been working for a very long time on perfecting her talent. Her mother said that she practices for at least two hours a day, and if there is something that she cannot quite make her voice do, she will do it over and over until she gets it right, whether it’s a note she wants to hit or a run she wants to get just right. “She really has a great ear for how things are supposed to sound,” said her mother, Allison Templeton. “She knows how to use her voice to express emotion, whether a growl or a soft vibrato. She just has that little built-in knowledge of how to put songs out there and grab an audience. She is not afraid to tackle anything. She has this outgoing personality and whether it’s a Carrie Underwood song, Natalie Grant song or a Beyonce song, she’s like, ‘Let me at it!’” Smith has big aspirations for herself. She has performed the National Anthem at various Adamsville High School varsity sporting events this past season and at the War Memorial Dedication at the Stantonville Community Center. She has performed at tractor shows, barbecue contests, churches around the area, beauty pageants, talent competitions, and at the local television station. Smith has been invited to sing in other competitions in the surrounding counties in the future. She hopes to audition for American Idol or go to Nashville and find a way to be discovered in the “Country Music Capitol of the World.”
Joshua Michael Purvis, of Kokomo, Ind., was arrested by Savannah police and charged with alleged burglary/breaking and entering and destruction/ damage/vandalism of property at the Tennessee Valley Electric Cooperative office in Savannah, according to a preliminary investigative report provided by the Savannah Police Department. Early last Wednesday morn-
ing, Savannah police officers were dispatched to TVEC on an alarm call. Upon their arrival, they met with the key holder and went through the building, and everything was secure. A few hours later, the police were called back to TVEC. Two of its employees, Ty Gray and Charlie Lay, had come in to do a service call. Gray and Lay noticed that outside in the back of TVEC all the copper rolls had been taken off the service trucks and that there was a hole that had been out in the
fence on the north side of the property. As reported earlier in the Independent Appeal, Purvis adjudged guilty in McNairy County Circuit Court on charges of aggravated burglary, vandalism and theft in October 2011 in connection with the theft of copper coil from the air conditioning unit of Shackelford Funeral home in Adamsville. Purvis was on probation at the time of his arrest in Savannah.
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Liza Smith competes in the Selmer Idol competition last Saturday. Most students going into the fifth grade are not at all sure about what they want to be when they grow up, but Smith has known all her life. “It’s what I love to do...It’s all I want to do,” she said. Smith is the daughter of Allison and Jai Templeton and the late Jim Smith.
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Harold D. Robison, age 87, of Adamsville, TN passed away at Quince Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis on June 6, 2012. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Adamsville where he served as an Elder and Song Director for many years. Mr. Robison was born on December 20, 1924, the son of the late Ira D. and Eura Carothers Robison. He retired as a Rural Letter Carrier after 41 years of service. He was a 1942 graduate of Adamsville High School and was Valedictorian of his class. Harold was a World War II Army Veteran having received the Purple Heart and Prisoner of War Medal. He was captured in Germany on his 20th birthday during the Battle of the Bulge. He was Mayor of Adamsville for two terms. He volunteered his time as a Boy Scout Leader. After his first love of family, golfing filled his days with friends at the Shiloh Golf Course. Harold is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Hamm Robison; two daughters, Lori Lewis and husband Harris, and Nina Gale Robertson and husband John, all of Memphis; a sister, Jean Hall and husband James of Adamsville; six grandchildren, John Robison of Jacksonville, FL, Ryan Robison of Anchorage, AK, Campbell, Christian, Laura Frances, and Tancie Gale Lewis, all of Memphis; daughter-in-law, Mitzi Robison Sherrill of Jackson, TN. Other than his parents, Mr. Robison was preceded in death by a son Jim Robison of Olive Branch, MS, and a sister Racille Jones. Services were held on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors Chapel of Adamsville, Tennessee. Interment with military honors followed in the Adamsville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center, 1961 Houston Levee Rd., Collierville, TN 38017.
Shelba Jean Godsey, 67, of Memphis, passed away June 3, 2012. Shelba was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was born on Oct. 13, 1944 in Milledgeville, TN, daughter of the late Merle Stanford and Lura Watkins Stanford. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James Godsey. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Glover (Steven) of Memphis; her son, James Godsey, Jr. of Brighton, TN; 3 grandchildren, Wesley, Jenni, and Trey; 3 sisters, Shirley Hampton of Enville, TN, Brenda Smith of Savannah, TN, and Cynthia Godsey of Adamsville, TN; and 2 brothers, James Stanford and Bud Stanford of Adamsville, TN. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Jay Andersen, Jerry Ryan, Wesley Glover officiating. Interment followed in the Milledgeville Cemetery at Milledgeville, Tennessee.
Mary Edith Moore was born September 14, 1924 in McNairy County, TN, the daughter of the late Mansel and Vertle Sharp Isbell. She was united in marriage to Carl Franklin Moore on May 6, 1948. Mr. Moore preceded her in death on September 19, 1989, following 41 years of marriage. Mrs. Moore, along with her husband, was the former co-owner and bookkeeper for Moore’s Farm Supply, Inc. in Selmer. She enjoyed spending time with her family at their lake house on Pickwick, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Moore was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Selmer, demonstrating her support by helping with Vacation Bible School and Wednesday night suppers. Mrs. Moore departed this life on June 10, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 87 years, 8 months, 27 days. She is survived by two daughters, Susanne Godfrey and companion Floyd Mangrum of Selmer, TN and Kathy Finlayson and husband Roy of Selmer, TN; two grandchildren, John Finlayson and wife Jenny and Jake Finlayson; two great-grandchildren, Addie and Callie Finlayson; two sisters, Marie Goodrum and husband Jim of Selmer, TN and Jo Ann Tackett of Selmer, TN; and many extended family and friends. Services were held on June 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Max Walker and Mark Thompson officiating. Burial followed in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.
Robert Stanley Hughes Stan Hughes was born August 23, 1954 in Detroit, MI, the oldest son of Nadia Willis Hughes and the late Robert (Frosty) J. Hughes. He was united in marriage to Robbie Leatherwood on April 13, 1979. Mr. Hughes owned and operated Hughes Garage for 33 years. He attended Corinth High School. He was an active member of the West Corinth Baptist Church, he taught the Howard Plaxico Sunday school class, was on the Finance and Nominating Committees. He was also a member of the following: Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of the Union Veterans, Rebel Volunteer Bowling League, Tri-State Relic Hunter’s Club and was the owner of Corinth Civil War Relics. He was an avid golfer, bowler, civil war relic hunter, bird hunter, drag raced Ford’s, dirttrack racer, coached Babe Ruth baseball, and loved working in his beautiful flower gardens. Mr. Hughes departed this life on June 4, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, in Corinth, Mississippi at the age of 57 years, 9 months, 12 days. He is survived by his wife Robbie Hughes of Corinth, MS; two sons, Josh Hughes and wife Lauren of Corinth, MS, Bo Hughes of Corinth, MS; a daughter, Sky Hughes of Corinth, MS; mother, Nadia Willis Hughes of Corinth, MS; mother-in-law, Syble Pearson of Corinth, MS; three brothers, Steve Hughes and wife Angie of Guys, TN, Tim Hughes and wife Debbie of Corinth, MS, Mark Hughes and wife Sandy of Corinth, MS; three brother-in-laws, John Leatherwood of Corinth, MS, Keith Leatherwood and wife Sun of Greensboro, NC, Tim Pearson and wife Lisa of Fayetteville,TN; two grandsons, Cooper and Milo Hughes both of Corinth, MS; nieces and nephews, Bre Arnold and husband Matt of Memphis, TN, Anna Johnson and husband Timmy of Corinth,MS. Jacob Hughes of Corinth, MS, Shandon Harris of Corinth, MS, and Paisley Hughes of Corinth, MS; host of extended family and friends. In addition to his father, Mr. Hughes was preceded in death by father-in-law,Robert Leatherwood. Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 3 p.m. at West Corinth Baptist Church in Corinth, Mississippi, with Jackey Ward and Seth Kirkland officiating. Burial followed in the Henry Cemetery at Corinth, Mississippi. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer were in charge of arrangements, 731-645-3481. Serving as Pallbearers were Phillip King, Bill Dixon, Lonnie Latch, Tony Lowery, Larry Wilkes, Bill Dyson, Mike Phillips. Memorials may be made to the individuals’s fund of choice at West Corinth Baptist Church in Corinth, MS.
Mildred Gray Fletcher Mrs. Mildred “Barnett” Gray Fletcher went home to glory on June 9, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She died at her home at the age of 91 years, 4 months, and 22 days with family at her bedside. Mrs. Fletcher was born on January 18, 1921 to parents Guy Barnett and Bessie “Morgan” Barnett of Corinth, MS. She was a factory worker and homemaker through her early life. In later years she enjoyed working in her yard and going to yard sales. She always had the knack to make a profit and grow beautiful flowers. Mrs. Fletcher loved the Lord and drew her strength from Him, especially over the last three years. She loved to read her Bible and pray. She was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church in Lawton, where she lived for over 50 years. She was married on August 24, 1940 to Jack Gray of Adamsville and was a proud mother to four children, Bobby Gray and wife Mary Jo of Bethel Springs, Peggy “Sweat” Hamm and husband Jerry of Adamsville, Jackie “Sue” Weber and late husband Robert “Leon” Weber of Adamsville, and Jimmy “Buddy” Gray and girlfriend Beverly of Adamsville. She had 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Fletcher was preceded in death by husbands Jack Gray and Lucian “Shine” Fletcher, and close companion Lee Whitten. She had three brothers, Leroy Barnett, Billy Barnett, and Guy Barnett, Jr. who also preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by grandsons Daniel Gray of Dyersburg and Tony Sweat of Bruton Branch. She is survived by one sister, Juanita Elliott of Adamsville. Funeral services were held on June 12, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Bro. Chuck Castles officiating. Burial followed in the Adamsville Cemetery.
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Fullwood Family The family of the late Travis “Oneal” Fullwood would like to express our sincere appreciation for the cards, visits, flowers, visits to the funeral home and most of all the prayers on his behalf. A special thank you to McNairy County Health Care Center Staff and McNairy Regional Hospital for the special care given to our uncle, to Bro. Jeremy Weekley for the kind words spoken at the funeral as well as your visits to the Healthcare Center and the Hospital during these past few months. We also want to express our thanks to Dr. Drew Eason for this kind attention to the medical needs of our loved one and Shackelford Funeral Directors and the National Honor Guard for all your kindness and help with final tribute to the life of our “Uncle Oneal.” Sincerely, the families of Joe Billy Fulwood Almeda Fulwood Rudy Valda “Kay” Fulwood Dewberry Randel Fulwood Robert “Bob” Fulwood Brenda Fulwood McIntyre
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Arthur Coleman Phillips
Arthur Coleman Phillips was born on July 28, 1915 in Guys, Tennessee to the late Luther and Anna Forsythe Phillips. He was united in marriage to Alma D. Cooksey on January 8, 1939. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips farmed during the first few years after their marriage. He worked for Fisher Aircraft Company in Memphis for approximately 6 years and then with Reynolds Metals Company in Sheffield, AL. While with Reynolds Metals, he worked in fabricating the shell for America’s first missile called the Redstone. He and Mrs. Phillips owned and operated A. C. Phillips Grocery in Eastview, TN for 20 years. He was the oldest member of New Hope Methodist Church. Mr. Phillips passed from this life on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in Corinth, MS at the age of 96 years, 10 months, 9 days. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Alma D. Phillips of Ramer, TN; a son, Tommy Phillips of Ramer; a brother, James Phillips of Guys, TN. Other than his parents, Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by a sister, Bertha Farris, and two brothers, Joe Phillips and Alton Phillips. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with David Harstin and Geneva Smith officiating. Interment followed in the New Hope Cemetery near Michie, Tennessee.
The family of Thomas (Leonard) Sweat would like to thank all his family friends, club members, and all who knew him. But thank you to each of you for all you have done: flowers, food, support, and love. We may miss one in trying to name you by name, so here is a heartfelt thank you to each. Bro. Moffett, pallbearer, and honoring pallbearers, Shackelford, Jeremy Arnold, Mary McCullar for your love and concern. We will forever miss him as well as those who knew him. Thanks, Faye Sweat Jerry Sweat (deceased) and family Linda Shelby and family Terry Sweat and family Cookie and Skip and family
SUNRISE By David Coy
Mary L. Gillham Mary L. Gillham was born June 16, 1922 in McNairy County, TN, the daughter of the late Charlie and Luzette Mathis Lambert. She was united in marriage to Winfred Gillham who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Gillham departed this life on June 9, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 89 years, 11 months, 24 days. She is survived by two stepdaughters, Vada Waller of Adamsville, TN, Loree Kernodle of Selmer, TN; 2 nieces, Annabelle Lambert and Minerva Fowler; a nephew, Doug Lambert. Several great nieces and nephews and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Gillham was preceded in death by two stepsons, Arlin Gillham, Donald Ray Gillham; 2 infant children; two brothers, Jodie F. Lambert, William Lewis Lambert; 2 nephews, Cletus Lambert and J. C. Lambert. Funeral services were held on June 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Acton with Ralph Lambert officiating. Burial followed in the Liberty Cemetery near Michie, Tennessee.
Evil & Suffering “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look and do nothing.” ~ Albert Einstein. While there is substantive truth to what is being said, it is an incomplete deduction. Evil does exist. Noah Webster even thought so when in his 1828 Dictionary he defined ‘Grief’ as: “The pain of mind produced by loss, misfortune, injury or evils of any kind; sorrow; regret. He went on to say, ‘we experience grief when we lose a friend, when we incur loss, when we consider ourselves injured, and by sympathy, we feel grief at the misfortune of others.’ “ Examples of evil have been seen throughout every generation. September 11, 2011 is one vivid reminder of evil perpetrated upon lives of thousands of innocent souls. Certainly, most of us would agree that ‘man’s inhumanity toward man’ is one cause of evil and suffering upon mankind. People do have the ability to choose and make decisions. These choices may be good or evil. We also must take responsibility for our choices and accept accountability for their consequences. War, famine and poverty may be linked to greed or lust for power among our elite. Obviously when we are the victim of some type of evil perpetrated on us, we will feel and experience much of the same emotional highs and lows with any other experience of grief. We then need to utilize every coping skill and rely upon every support link at our disposal. If we believe in Jehovah as overwhelming evidence declares, then he will further provide us with support to endure the hardship you now feel pressing upon your mind, body and spirit. Evil may come upon us and knock us down, let us then pray for one another that we use all our resources and coping skills to begin life anew and rebuild. It is not easy, but doable. This is Sunrise.
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As we hit the dusty trail
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Volume 110, Number 4, Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Over Hill, Over Dale (as told in my grandfathers words)
United States Army, Field and Artillery song, but it sure does fit the mode of today’s travel, fun plus economy. Today’s herds of pleasure seekers hook up tent by Laura Specie trailers or travel trailers and pigColumnist gy back home on a truck. The great motel chains As we move into the sumacross the country ofmer months, Amerifer the ultimate in trycans will be heading out ing to serve the ever inin all directions for their creasing demands and summer vacations, and needs of the American for many of those it is a traveling public. And time explore their crewith their tremendous ative side by cracking super duper highways, open books that have freeways and turnpikes been set aside all year Laura Specie and what have you or penning thoughts or Americans want to be events into a journal. For as long as I remember I gone from the worries and cares have loved to read. I use to get of home. They want to get away into trouble reading ahead in from it all. A chance to get away from the lessons at school. I couldn’t get enough of reading. I even the every day humdrum of read with a flash light under the their working tasks. Years ago, covers which sometimes got me a man would work hard all day, all kinds of hours week after into trouble. Now the writing...I often week. Too tired or broke to rewondered where that came lax as far as taking his family from. I loved to write. I wrote bye byes, forget it. He worked poetry, little one or two line ran- 48 hours a week and when his dom thoughts. I may try to put day off came, he would be lucky a couple of my poetry pieces if he could get to his municipal into story’s as I feel they were park, within walking distance of important to me in my life. I his home or to just snooze unlearned some time back that my der the shade of a big ole tree, grandfather, Roy Riley, was also dreaming of the fantasy of trava keeper of events and thoughts eling too far off places...To see as well. Now I know where something different, to just get my interest came from. I wish away, period. This was the good old days. I knew this of him way back when, when he was still around Now my father had definite to talk to about such things. He ideas on this subject. He worked has been gone for some time five and a half days a week, not now, and my parents have given much time off to relax. But he connived somehow or other to me his journals. The journals consists of old get a beat up old Model T Ford, binders with the the binder pa- just about falling apart, but he per we use in school with typed was very proud that now he words on pages. The binder is could take his family away from full and then some, pages yel- the crowded tenement neighlowed by time. The writing as borhood that we lived in and try I look at them give me insight to get us out in the country. He as to what went on back in the sure did pay for this, as it was a day. Some of the writings are not common thing to repair sevdated. I am guessing he is telling eral flat tires, each and every trip the story of the early days as he out, many times, coming home remembered them. The the dat- of the rim. His salary was very ing starts in 1965, and again, in low, although he was a first class the 70’s when they fell in love tool and die maker machinwith Florida, and decided to ist. In peace time, the pay was move there. The following is very small, but in war time, they part of his journal talking about were in demand, so there there when he was a kid. I don’t think was surplus money around our house. But dad always tried to he will complain. This for you grandpa. Your get us away. And both my brother and I were members of the words on a page. (The following is an excerpt Boy Scouts, so we were great for the open country.” of Riley’s journal.) To be continued..... I hope you enjoyed this. You Over hill, over dale as we hit the dusty trail and the tenters can write me at laura_specie@ yahoo.com and trailers go rolling along. The above is a take of the
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Relay for Life is June 15. Are you planning to attend? Why or Why not?
April Kirk (McNairy County):
Monique Irons (Selmer):
Myrtle Gaines (Selmer):
Rachel King (Selmer):
Patrice Patterson (Ramer):
Martha McMahan (Pocahontas):
“Yes, sir. I have fun.”
“Yes, because I believe it’s fun.”
“Yes, sir. I want to go to support all of the people that deal with Relay for Life.”
“I’m going to try because I think it’s very important.”
“Yes, I think their cause is very important. There are so many things out there that we could be negative (about), but that’s a positive thing. They’re saving lives, so I’m all for it.”
“If I’m in town, I probably (will). I do go there a lot. Well, I just like to go around and look through the stuff. Sometimes they have good food out there. It’s also a very good cause, for cancer, because I lost my husband with cancer.”
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Where in McNairy
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Where in McNairy is a weekly contest in which readers are asked to identify a beautiful, unique, obscure, or overlooked locale within the county. To win, readers must be the first to identify the approximate location of our weekly photo. Entries must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line titled ‘Where in McNairy,’ along with contact name and phone number in the body of the email. We will identify each week’s winner in the following issue. This week’s winner will receive a $15 gift card to Crazy K’s Steakhouse . Last week’s photo was located on old KFC lot on Mulberry. The winner was Renee Young, who won a $15 gift certificate to Special Events in Selmer. (The Independent Appeal is not responsible for lost, misdirected, or undelivered emails.)
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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In Loving Memory of my Molly 12/30/93 – 6/16/02 My dearest Molly, Ten years have gone by since I let you go – ten years that have been spent trying to accept that you are not coming back. Molly, I can’t explain this ache and hurt I have. As a mother, you have such deep emotions, such pain that you cannot put it into words. When you first left us, it wasn’t real. I would still go about my daily life and go do things for you, like set a place for you at the table, go to the store and start to get the cereal you liked and even go down the toy aisle looking for something for you. In time, when reality hit me, I almost collapsed. If it wasn’t for God, my family and the prayers of others, I probably wouldn’t be here. I wondered for a long time why I was still here, but now I realize why. My family here still needs me. Your brothers need me and so does your Dad. I want you to know Hunter graduated this year, as you would have. If I wasn’t here, I would not have gotten to see this. He had so many struggles, but yet, by the Grace of God, he made it to graduation which was bittersweet because you should have been there right between Hunter and your cousin Rachel. Before graduation, I was so afraid you would be left out of the ceremony, even though you only were able to go through part of the 2nd grade. Because of your Aunt Karla, you were not forgotten. She had a beautiful bouquet of flowers placed by the podium for you. I cannot tell you what that meant to me. You weren’t forgotten. When you lose a child or anyone, the one thing you are afraid of is that they will be forgotten and because of this loving act, you weren’t. I am so grateful for what she did for me. Molly, now ten years later, I just want you to know I am doing ok. I still breathe in and out. I still exist. I try to not dwell on the bad, but only the good when it comes to memories. I try to take in every moment I can with your brothers who are doing well. Now that Hunter has graduated, he wants to work on the farm. Kyle is going to be a senior this year and loves being in the band. Mark will be in the fourth grade. He reminds me so much of you. Always a smile and a joke. Not afraid of anything. I thank God for your brothers. Me and your daddy will be married 26 years this month. What a lifetime of experience we have had. I hope through what all we’ve gone through, we have learned something, maybe something to help someone else and hopefully we appreciate life more. Still ten years, doesn’t’ seem real. Molly, what a fighter you were. What an enemy you faced. What promise I have through Jesus. One day, ten years, ten decades, will be nothing, but it will be a happily ever after because I will be with you. So until then, please give T-Tom a hug and keep helping Mamow Jeroline prune those roses till I get there. I promise I will be there someday, but until then, I will watch your brothers continue to grow and hopefully make you proud. I love you. Mom
bethel springs news By Mrs. T.C. Williams Hello Everyone, Well we are about to get through the hot days of Spring, and now the long hot days of Summer are upon us. I have heard it said that the time will come when we can't tell one Season from the other. Do you think we are there yet ? Well on with the news: Ron Brown of Knoxville, Tenn. was taken to the Jackson General Hospital last Monday. He had an accident while playing ball with his neices and nephews at the home of his sister-in-law, Marylin Wade. He had to have his knees operated on. After spending several days in the hospital, he and his wife Gwendolyn returned home on Thursday. Jennie Moore, of Selmer, recieved a visit from her children who live in Milwaukee, Wis. They also visited other relatives including their aunt Gladys Butler who has been on the sick list. Thersa Horton, Eugene and Shirley Williams attended the Memphis Annual Conference that convened on Sunday, June 3, in Jackson at the Carl Perkins Center. They enjoyed the Worship services, bible studies, and fellowship with other United Method-
ists from across the Conference that includes West Tennessee and Paducah, KY. Jayla Jones of Lavernge Tenn., the granddaughter of Willie and Tamela Sain, is on the sick list. Willie and Chasity visited her this weekend and she seems to be doing better. Robert Wiley (Bozie) entered the hospital in Jackson on Saturday. He is very ill. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. Mae Jackson has returned home after spending several weeks in the Jackson hospital in and the Rehabilation center in Chester County. Continue to keep her lifted up in your prayers as she continues on her road to recovery. Eugene, Shirley, and TC Williams attended the Reception for our outgoing District Superintendent of the Jackson District of the United Methodist Church,Joy Weathersbee. She will be taking a year long family leave. The reception was held at the First UMC of Henderson. New Hope: Once your Cross is lifted and you find that you can cope, be sure to thank Almighty God for giving you New Hope. So until next time, be good to yourself and others.
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Happy 95th Birthday We celebrate you on your 95th birthday and pray that God will grant you many more years of happiness, peace and all miracles heaven has in store. Love the family
church events • Lakeview Video Live If you are not able to attend church on Sunday, you can now watch Lakeview Baptist Church live at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. All you have to do is go to www.LakeviewSelmer.com and click on the “watch the video LIVE now” button. We would love to have you join us in person any Sunday. We will not be having Sunday night services in the summer. June 16 • Father’s Day Music Saulter’s Chapel, C.M.E. Church of Michie, TN will be having a pre-Father’s Day musical celebration with area male choirs and others. On June 16, 2012 at 6 p.m. We hope to see you! June 17 • Cypress Creek First Baptist Father’s Day Singing On June 17 at 3 p.m., the
Spiritual Messengers gospel singing group will be at Cypress Creek First Baptist Church for a “Father’s Day” singing. We invite everyone to come out and enjoy this group and other invited guests. • Count Meeting Old-fashioned count meeting at Petra Ministries Fellowship Church at 393 South Fifth Street, Selmer TN, June 17-27th, and Friday the 23rd. We are having a fish fry with gospel singing all day for free. Breakfast served daily at 8 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10 and an evening meal at 5 p.m. with nightly services at 7 p.m. Different speakers each night. Pastors Paul and Bonnie Young and church family welcomes everyone. For info, call Petra 731-434-1002.
King - Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Dennis King of Pocahontas announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Chelsea King to Mr. Chase Bryan, son of Ms. Valerie Perigo of Jumpertown and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bryan of Booneville. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Jumpertown United Methodist Church (888 Hwy 4, Jumpertown, MS 38829). All friends and family are welcome. Only out of town invitations will be sent. Reception to follow in the Newell Brown Family Life Center, adjacent to the church building.
June 18 • Centerhill Baptist Revival Centerhill Baptist Church of Counce welcomes everyone to come join us on evenings June 18 to June 22 at 7 p.m. for our revival. Guest speaker is Bro. Derrick West Morland, Pastor of Hopeful Baptist Church. June 24 • Falcon Baptist Church Singing Falcon Baptist Church is having a gospel singing and featuring Josh and Ashley Franks on June 24 at 6 p.m. • Selmer First United Methodist Church~VBS Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with GOD! June 25th-29th, 8:30am12:00pm for ages: 4 years old through 4th grade.You may pre-register by calling:
645-5267 church or 610-0735 Overboard Director. Church address: 1122 West Cherry Ave. June 27 • McGee Returns to Believer's Church of Selmer Believer’s Church is hosting our 9th annual Faith for Families conference with author and speaker Joe McGee Wednesday, June 27th through Friday, June 29th, 7 p.m. nightly. Joe's insights into home life will open up scriptural secrets and commonsense applications that will powerfully change your family and your life. The church is located at 1431 Peach St, Selmer, TN. Please call Pastor Bill Linam 6458741 for more information. Don't miss this unique opportunity for some valuable home improvement!
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June 22-26, 2012
Evening Shows at 7:30 P.M. • Sunday Matinee at 2 P.M.
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sheriff’s log Monday, June 4 Suspicious activity – Sundown Rd – 1:59 a.m. Animal control – Davis Yancy – 7:04 a.m. Animal control – Hwy 45 S – 8:00 a.m. Assault, already occurred – Hwy 45 S – 9:14 a.m. Theft of property – McMahan Rd – 9:43 a.m. Vehicle in roadway – Roy Seay Rd – 9:55 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Lipford Rd – 10:11 a.m. Retrieve property – Dickey Rd – 10:20 a.m. Serving warrant – Complex – 10:58 a.m. Public service – 11:54 a.m. Speak with an officer – Baker Rd – 12:02 p.m. Speak with an officer – Michie Pebble Hill Rd – 3:53 p.m. 911 Hang up – Bethel Purdy Rd – 5:14 p.m. Serving warrant – Purdy Rd – 6:40 p.m. Traffic stop – Old 45 S – 7:10 p.m. Traffic stop – Lawton Rd – 7:26 p.m. Serving warrant – Gilchrist Stantonville Rd – 7:42 p.m.
Alarm residence/business – S Farmville Rd – 2:04 p.m. Traffic stop – Sandy Flatt – 2:26 p.m. Disturbance unknown – Chewalla Rd – 2:30 p.m. Retrieve property – Refuge Rd – 4:21 p.m. Suspicious activity – Ramer Selmer Rd – 5:37 p.m. Public service – 6:14 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – Masseyville McNairy Rd – 6:31 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 7:32 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 8:00 p.m. Traffic stop – Dollar Store/Michie – 8:34 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 8:36 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 117 – 8:45 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 224 – 8:49 p.m. Public service – Rd – 8:51 p.m. Traffic stop – Michie store – 9:24 p.m. Traffic stop – New Hope Rd – 9:37 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 N – 9:47 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 57 E – 10:18 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 199 – 10:22 p.m. Domestic in progress, physical – Airport Rd – 10:24 p.m.
Harass threats – Dogwood Ln – 7:50 p.m. Traffic stop – Old 45 S – 8:49 p.m. Traffic stop – Muddy Creek/Hwy 45 – 9:06 p.m. Traffic stop – T&T – 9:28 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 10:04 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 Alarm residence/business – Finger Leapwood Rd – 12:02 a.m. Traffic assist – Hwy 224 – 4:05 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Saltillo Rd – 6:53 a.m. Speak with an officer – 6:56 a.m. Public service – 8:48 a.m. Animal control – Hwy 45 S – 9:01 a.m. Animal control – Luther Ingle – 9:49 a.m. Trespassing – Meeks Rd – 11:04 a.m. Speak with an officer – Friendship Rd – 11:19 a.m. Civil matter – Sulphur Springs Rd – 11:39 a.m. Public service – Bob Plunk Rd – 11:24 a.m. Public service – 12:05 p.m. Public service – 12:19 p.m. Traffic stop – UT – 1:11 p.m. Suspicious activity – Prentiss Johnson Ln – 1:36 p.m. Speak with an officer – Friendship Rd – 1:52 p.m. Animal control welfare/cruelty – Nichols Rd – 1:56 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6 Public service – 12:18 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – Hwy 22/Hwy 64 – 1:39 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Dee
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Moore Rd – 6:32 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Dee Moore Rd – 7:32 a.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Park Dr – 7:56 a.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Park Dr – 8:00 a.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Park Dr – 8:01 a.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Park Dr – 8:03 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 142 – 8:02 a.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Park Dr – 8:07 a.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Park Dr – 8:26 a.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Park Dr – 8:25 a.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Park Dr – 8:31 a.m. Theft of property - Gravel Hill Rd – 9:17 a.m. Vandalism – Fullwood Rd – 10:06 a.m. Retrieve property – Hardin Graveyard – 10:47 a.m. Civil matter – Meeks Rd – 11:07 a.m. Burglary – South Sanders St – 11:52 .M. Alarm residence /business – Woodland Circle – 11:29 a.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Park Dr – 2:39 p.m. Theft of property – Acton Cemetery – 3:49 p.m.
Traffic stop – Auther Bird/Vernie Kirk – 4:14 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 57 – 4:34 p.m. Traffic stop – Falcon Rd – 4:51 p.m. Disturbance unknown – Dowty Rd – 5:03 p.m. Public service – Sanders – 5:25 p.m. Animal control welfare/cruelty – 7:27 p.m. Harass phone calls – Purdy Rd – 7:43 p.m. Officer assistance – Murray School Rd – 8:22 p.m. Serving warrant – Purdy Rd – 8:32 p.m. Serving warrant – Cypress Ave – 8:49 p.m. Serving warrant – Oak St – 8:59 a.m. Serving warrant – Cirlce Hill – 9:17 p.m. Traffic stop – Otis Pain – 9:37 p.m. Traffic stop – North Railroad – 9:50 p.m. Serving warrant – Buena Vista – 10:19 p.m. Prowler – Pleasant Site Rd – 11:26 p.m. Thursday, June 7 Identity theft – Industrial Park Dr – 11:15 a.m. Vandalism – Mt Vinson Rd – 2:02 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Forsythe
community events • Summer Reading in June The Irving Meek, Jr. Memorial library will be continuing its summer reading program during the month of June. Each Friday provides our patrons with a special guest for entertainment an dlearning. Time and dates for special speakers are as follows: June 8, 10 – 11 a.m. Dr. Brian Jackson; June 15 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ranger Tim from Pickwick State Park; June 22, 1 a.m. – 11 a.m. Dwana Pusser-Garrison, daughter of Legendary Sheriff Buford Pusser; June 29, 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. The Magic Guy, Skip Cain. Friday, the last day, our guest will start at 9:30 due to the Community Career day we will be hosting from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. A prize will be awarded to the child that reads the most pages. Everyone is welcome to attend and fun is had by all. June 15 • Relay for Life The McNairy County Relay for Life is just around the corner, and teams are already fundraising for the big night
on Friday, June 15th. The McNairy County Relay for Life is scheduled for June 15, 2012. Cancer survivors are invited to attend a reception at 5:00 p.m. in the Selmer City Park. Please join us at this event for another year of celebration where you can enjoy refreshments, entertainment, door prizes and register for your free t-shirt! The survivor walk begins at approximately 6:30 p.m. For more information or to pre-register as a Cancer survivor , please contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843 or 6103285. You may also contact Cheryl Prather at 610-2860 or Pat Simmons at 645-4912. Luminaria lanterns are on sale now, and each one will be decorated in memory or honor of a loved one and lit with a candle to line the track on Relay night during the Luminaria Ceremony. Start purchasing your Luminaria early by contacting a committee member: Lashel Moore, (731) 610-1881; Brandy Strayhorn, (731) 6450670; Cheryl Prather, (731) 610-2860.
As always, all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s efforts in McNairy County and in cancer research. June 16 • Luau – Wine and Dine There will be a Luau – Wine and Dine: A Pickwick Lake Party to benefit Teri Jenkins on Saturday, June 16 at 6 p.m. at Aqua Yacht Marina Poolside. There will be live music and the party is only for adults. Cost is $25 for a single and $45 for a couple. Auction items are welcome! RSVP Micki Greer (731) 926-1776 or e-mail mickiflips@yahoo. com. • Scott Reunion The annual WW and Susie Scott reunion will be Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Crump community center. 10 a.m. until ?? Everyone welcome. Lunch at noon. • Leapwood Fire Dept. Fish Fry The Leapwood Fire Department will be having their
Rd – 6:01 p.m. Officer assistance – Complex – 6:03 p.m. Officer assistance – Eastview – 7:18 p.m. Officer assistance – Complex – 7:27 p.m. Extra patrol – Ramer Ball Park – 7:49 p.m. 911 Hang up – Leapwood Enville – 8:49 p.m. Traffic stop – Hardin Graveyard Rd – 9:07 p.m. Speak with an officer – Complex – 9:35 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 N – 9:47 p.m. Assist motorist – Hwy 22 N – 9:50 p.m. Friday, June 8 Suspicious activity – Chewalla Rd – 12:51 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 1:26 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 – 1:31 a.m. 911 Hang up – Hwy 22 N – 2:19 a.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Park Dr – 4:08 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 – 4:09 a.m. Animal control welfare/cruelty – Bethel Purdy Rd – 7:36 a.m.
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NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE SELMER/McNAIRY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD The Selmer/McNairy County Industrial Development Board will meet on June 19, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., at the McNairy County Visitors Center, which is located at 205 West Court Avenue in Selmer, Tennessee, in a special called meeting to discuss and possibly take action with respect to the purchase of the Selmer Apparel property and building (property), including an option to purchase said property, payment-inlieu of taxes for said property, and a lease for said property. Maurice F. Hamm, Chairman
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Independent Appeal v Page 11A
McNairy County Health Care
Nursing home celebration
GEORGE ROBERTS By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor
What do you have to celebrate? We all have things we celebrate or days that we hold special, such as Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, or many more that I can think of. This past week we celebrated McNairy Health Care Center employee and Resident week.
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Busy – 11:11 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Dee Moore Rd – 11:23 a.m. Traffic stop – Ramer Station – 12:05 p.m. Welfare check – Leapwood Enville Rd – 12:31 p.m. Busy – 12:33 p.m. Alarm residence/ business – Dee Moore Rd – 1:26 p.m. Traffic stop – Mulberry Ave – 2:56 p.m. 4-Wheelers – Hwy 22 S – 4:16 p.m. Public service – Joe Dillon Rd – 4:11 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 5:45 p.m. Animal control – Robinson shed Rd – 7:24 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 7:42 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 57 – 9:25 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 – 9:33 p.m. Retrieve property – Buena Vista Rd – 9:53 p.m. Suspicious person – Hwy 22 – 11:11 p.m. Traffic assist – Tulu/Hwy 22 – 11:14 p.m. Traffic stop – Patrick St – 11:46 p.m. Saturday, June 9 Traffic stop – Hwy 117 – 12:21 a.m. Traffic stop – Adamsville Sonic – 12:26 a.m. Traffic stop – Ridge Rd – 12:45 a.m. Traffic stop – Old Hwy 45 – 12:52 a.m. Officer assistance – Chewalla Rd – 4:16 a.m. Traffic stop – Lakefield Rd – 7:18 a.m. Public service – 8:45 a.m. Suspicious person – Friendship Rd – 9:16 a.m. Traffic stop – Steadman Rd – 9:56 a.m. Speak with an officer – Dee Moore Rd – 10:14 a.m. Theft of property – Pleasant site Rd – 1:55 p.m. Public service – 2:14 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Clarence Barham – 5:02 p.m. Public service – 7:07 p.m. Check the area for illegal – Hwy 57 E – 8:07 p.m. Traffic stop – New Hope/Sticine – 8:51 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 9:12 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 9:25 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 9:30 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 – 10:18 p.m. Harass stalking – Charlie Pounds Rd – 10:20 p.m. Assault, already occurred – Buena Vista Rd – 10:35 p.m.
The week started with a balloon lift off. The residents that could came outside and release balloons. The next order of business was the wheelchair Relay. In teams of four, they raced through the relay field to see who the winner would be. The flag drop winner was the Therapy Department. In the afternoon, we had our style of a car race. The cars were brought out and Sunday, June 10 Domestic in progress, physical – Beauty Hill Rd – 3:37 a.m. Public service – 5:05 a.m. Theft of property – Old Stage Rd – 6:21 a.m. Verbal threats – Purdy Rd – 9:03 a.m. Speak with an officer – Chewalla Rd – 9:22 a.m. Unwanted subject – Hwy 142 Theft of property – Sweet Lips Rd – 1:31 p.m. Vandalism – Pyron St – 3:22 p.m Public service – Ramer Selmer
to the delight of the residents, again the flag was dropped and the race began. Now, I had the pleasure of dropping both flags and was not sure what I enjoyed the most: Rowena Pope racing her car, or the faces of the residents as she did so. Mr. Bobby Couples and George Roberts really enjoyed the race. There was laughing and a lot of smiles for all the residents, even those who were attacked by Rowena’s car. These drivers I don't think will be in the Indy Race any time soon, so for now, Jeff Gordon, your job is safe. There were games for the residents to participate in such as hold hoop and many others. Ice cream homemade by our activity department was enjoyed by all. A cookout was held on one day and the food was great, thanks to our own chief Dennis Bearden and his sidekick Justin Broadway. There were activities
Rd – 5:47 p.m. Theft of property – Hwy 57 – 5:49 p.m. Theft of property – Murray School Rd – 7:32 p.m. Suspicious activity – Williams Ln – 7:36 p.m. Theft of property – Murray School Rd – 7:38 p.m. Drunk driver – Hwy 45 S – 8:38 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 – 8:53 p.m. Public service – 10:22 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 22 N – 11:54 p.m.
every day to celebrate the residents who live in our home and to honor all of the employees who care for them everyday. As the week drew to a clos,e we had the privilege of having our ears tickled by our own Director of Nurses Pollyanna Justice who had just won the title of Most Talented in our home. We also had the honor of having Mrs. Beverly Montgomery in our home from the cooperative office. Ms. Beverly sang to all of our residents and employees and spent time visiting with all who attended. I met Ms. Beverly not long after I had come to work for the company and found a friend She has a kind word for our residents and lets her employees know how much she appreciates their hard work everyday. She is a kind Christian lady who is a joy to work with. The award for Who Who’s was given and was enjoyed by
all. Our friendliest nurse Thea was thrilled to win her award, and show us all her pretty smile. Nancy Gray was named Nurse of the Year, and Linda Cheirs won Caregiver of the Year. Our King this year was our own Dennis Bearden and the queen was Mrs. Ruth Roberts. I had the honor, or I guess it was, as being the best Listener. Now I do listen to all the problems that come up during the day, but my biggest claim to fame is that no matter what is said at the nurses' desk, I have a way of knowing what is going on Lee Ann Warren won Best Dressed, and for all of you who have met her, you know what a pleasure she is, not only for her fashion style, but her kind way of dealing with all of the folks who need her help. Ms Shirley was the Housekeeper of the Year, and Janice was our cook. Many other awards were given and very deserving in my eyes.
So, thank you our activity department, Pat Simmons and Becky Dowty for giving us a time to appreciate all of our residents and employees who make sure their needs are met everyday. To our Administrator who was awarded the Best Administrator of the year, and to us he is, Justin Broadway thank you for our jobs and the one you do for us. His hard work it appreciated every day by all of his employees. We thank you for a fun time to remember why we are here, to make a great home and rehab department for all the people who walked through our doors. So, if you need a friendly hello, call Thea; if you are in need of food, make sure Janice is here; and if you have a problem, I am a good listener. Thank you, McNairy County for trusting us with your family. Until next time.
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Volume 110, Number 04, Wednesday, June 13, 2012
County players enjoy All-Star experience By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Four McNairy County high school baseball players enjoyed the experience of playing in front of family, friends, college coaches, and scouts last Thursday at Pringles Park in Jackson, Tenn. during the 5th annual West Tennessee High School All-Star Baseball Classic. Adamsville’s Jalen Kendall and McNairy Central’s Blake Chandler, Craig Mullins, and Dakota Roden were named to the roster after coaches from all across the western portion of the state sent in their senior’s season statistics. Each of the 40 players in attendance were chosen based on the selection committee’s evaluation of their numbers. “We’re just happy that someone from Adamsville was recognized,” said new Cardinal head coach Rennard Woodmore. “We’re also proud for every player in McNairy County that got the chance to be a part of of it.” Riverside High School was the only school to have more than three players selected. The now three-time defending Class A State Cham-
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Adamsville’s Jalen Kendall sprints to first base while Greenfield’s Heath Crouse, who was named the game’s Most Valuable Player, makes his way home during the first inning.
pions sent four Panthers to the game. McNairy Central was one of four schools to boast having three players in the game. Clarksburg, Huntingdon, and Jackson South Side were the others. MCHS head coach Brian Franks said he did not want to seem greedy, but would have loved to have seen more Bobcats on the roster; however, he said it was not up to him. “We’re very glad to have three in it,” said Franks. “Naturally, we would have loved to have had more. I know last year we had one, and I believe every year before that we’ve had one. To get three in it really means a lot.” One person in attendance that is hoping to continue Central’s tradition of sending players to partake in the All-Star festivities was soonto-be junior Bobcat infielder Matt Chandler, who said he was proud of his brother for making the team. “I’m just excited and happy for him,” he said. “I want him to come out here and do well.” Chandler did do well, holding the Red team scoreless from the mound in the fifth and sixth innings, and he also struck out one batter in front of his new head coach, Bethel Universi-
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Starting Gray team catcher, Craig Mullins, sends a pitch back to the mound during last Thursday’s West Tennessee High School All-Star Baseball Classic.
ty’s Rusty Thompson, who managed team Gray. The Gray team’s starting pitcher, Riverside’s Ryne Fisher, held the Red team scoreless and hit-less through the first two innings, struck out four, and was named the game’s Most Outstanding Pitcher. Kendall, who will be playing football at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. this fall played well for the Gray team as well after getting the start in left field and driving in three runs in three at-bats. Kendall’s family was in attendance to see him do it. His mother, Carolyn Kendall, said words could not express how excited she was for her son, and his grandmother, Glorious Damron, saw the game as an honor, a privilege, and an opportunity for everyone involved to make a name for themselves. “It’s a great honor to be picked for this West Tennessee All-Star Team,” Damron said. “There may be an opportunity for some of the boys out there to get scholarships if they haven’t already.” Damron made a good point. Many of the players on the field showed everyone in the
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Blake Chandler delivers a pitch against the Red team at Pringles Park last Thursday. The former Bobcat held Red scoreless for two innings while pitching for his new coach Rusty Thompson.
stadium why they were selected to play in the game. Hardin County’s John Tyler Roach, for example, started at shortstop for the Gray team and made several spectacular plays in the field, along with being named the Most Outstanding Offensive Player. Roden was awarded the honor of starting on the mound for the Red team, coached by Freed-Hardeman University’s Jonathan Estes. Some Bobcat fans said it was strange to see him wearing red, but he said he was just excited about the experience, and that having to wear a color other than Bobcat blue did not phase him too much. “It’s a different experience here,” said Roden, the only McNairy County player on the Red team. “There’s a lot of good players, and I think red looks good on me.” After three early mishaps in the infield behind him, possibly due to first and second inning nerves, Roden found himself in a bit of trouble with the bases loaded and the Gray
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Record-setting Bobcat pitcher Dakota Roden chats with Chester County’s Jake Melaro before getting the start for the Red team in last week’s All-Star contest in Jackson, Tenn.
Dalton dashes to nationals Storm brewing in the NBA Finals By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
For the sixth time in seven years, Adamsville High School graduate Nealey Dalton advanced to the National High School Rodeo Association Finals. Dalton had to fight off stiff competition to get there, finishing the Tennessee High School Rodeo Association State Finals
in Lebanon, Tenn. last week with a top four average in the barrel racing competition after beginning the event in third place. “Finals are always very stressful, and I knew all I had to do was make three clean runs,” Dalton said of her barrel races. “Just get around nine barrels and I would be on my way to Wyoming.” She did just that. Now, she
and Mango, her prized palomino mare, will travel to Silver Springs, Wyo. for the national finals. They will take place July 15-21. Dalton said despite her tendency to never hold anything back during a race, she tried to play it safe to ensure her advancement. “I safetied up and made sure
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By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer
Two teams remain in the NBA finals – the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder – as the youngsters prevailed over their mature conference finals opponents, the Boston Celtics and the San Antonio Spurs. In the end, what team’s superstar will hold the championship trophy? Will it be LeBron James or Kevin Durant? Viewing the playoffs statistics, the Thunder are likely to prevail in this storm. Playing four games in
round one, five in the semifinals, and six in the conference finals, OKC played three less games that Miami, and did not have a series stretch past six games. Miami, however, went into overtime in two of their three additional games against the Celtics. The lockout crunched the season, but the players have logged less playing time in previous years. Before players and owners came to an agreement during the lockout, James and Durant played a one-on-one, and the two proved to be dominant forces in the NBA. In Orlando, Fla.,
Amanda Lowrance Durant controlled the boards and won his first All-Star
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CWA returns to Selmer By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer
Photo by Angela Dalton
Nealey Dalton speeds around a barrel on her horse, Chick. Her average from last week’s Tennessee High School Rodeo Association State Finals in Lebanon, Tenn. was good enough for a fourth place finish overall, advancing her to the National High School Rodeo Association Finals in Silver Springs, Wyo.
It’s been five years since the return of Championship Wrestling Association and it made its reappearance last Friday at the Selmer Jaycees Building in hopes of bringing the big names and classic entertainment back to McNairy County. ‘Mega Man’ Rodney Grimes founded the association in Corinth, Miss. in 1997 and has worked as the owner, promoter, and entertainer. “We started out running every Friday night in Corinth at the American Legion Building,” said Grimes. “I have brought in numerous superstars to McNairy County, like Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, Rock & Roll Express, Dusty Rhodes, Road Warrior Animal, ‘Nightmare’ Ken Wayne, and ‘Outlaw’ Don Bass in a four to five year time period. We have great wrestling and do real well.” Grimes trained for wrestling under Jeff Garrett in 1992 at USWA wrestling school in Nashville. The Driving Drop Technique or
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‘The Medics’ tag team partner, ‘Panic’ screams and drops to his knees as Myron ‘Bone Crusher’ Burchell twists his arm.
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DDT has become Mega Man’s signature move within front and inverted face-lock variants. “I have played on both sides of the fence,” said Grimes. “Right now the fans love me, but when I first started out, I was not a fan favorite at all. There is always somebody to love and somebody to hate at a wrestling event.” Mega Man began in the small town of Finger. while traveling with Memphis wrestlers, and has been wrestling for over 20 years. Along with Jerry Lawler, Grimes still holds the tag team title, which was won at the McNairy County Fair in 2005. “We want to get people interested,” said Grimes. “CWA is the type of wrestling that we used to get up and watch every Sunday morn-
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ing on Channel 5.” ‘King’ Shane Williams, Johnny Morton, ‘Hollywood’ Jimmy Blaylock, Max Steel, Tennessee Brawler, and many more were featured in last week’s performances. During the next month or so, CWA plans to hold a few more Friday events starting on June 22 at the Selmer Jaycees Building, continuing the live entertainment of last week’s performance to July 6. For the McNairy County Fair, CWA has a big event lined up and plans to make another appearance on July 13. Advance tickets are on sale at Selmer and Savannah Cash Masters locations for $8, or $10 tickets can be purchased at the door. Four-year-olds and under get in free, concessions are available, and bell time is at 8 p.m., so bring the family for live, raw, and jawdropping performances.
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Dakota Roden sends a pitch home while battling his long-time catcher Craig Mullins during last Thursday’s West Tennessee High School All-Star Baseball Classic in Jackson, Tenn.
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team swinging hot bats. He was also without his normal catcher, Mullins, who started behind the plate for the Gray
team and has been catching Roden for quite awhile. “I know (Craig), Dakota, and Blake have developed a really good relationship (over the last 13 years),” said Mullins’ father, Randy. “I didn’t get to just see (Craig) grow. I got to see all
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‘Casanova Kid’ Daniel Burchell and Lonnie Brown watch from outside the ring as their third partner dominates in the triple threat tag team match.
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Craig Mullins pops a pitch up against fellow Bobcat Dakota Roden. After the game, Mullins said he could see why batters struggled against Roden this year.
of them grow and develop as ball players, and they developed and progressed together. I’ve got to see them grow a lot, and ‘proud’ just doesn’t describe how I feel.” Mullins had the unique opportunity to face Roden in an at-bat. “He’s just as nasty hitting (against) as he is when you have to catch him,” Mullins said. “He threw me a changeup first pitch, and he had me out in front of it, and all I could do was pop it up. He threw great if you go back and think about it. Not many times do you get four straight ground balls in the infield and still not be out of the first inning.” The Gray team ended up with five runs after the first, one of which came from a Kendall RBI-sacrifice fly. His second RBI came in the second inning on another sac-fly that gave his team a 7-0 lead after two. The Red team responded in the fourth by pushing a couple across the plate to make the score 7-2. They plated one more in the seventh, but the Gray team would not relinquish the lead. The Gray team defeated the Red team 9-3 in nine innings, but the outcome of the game is only a side note compared to the wonderful and well deserved experience these players and their families had the opportunity to enjoy.
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sportsbriefs United Pentecostal Softball Tournament There will be a softball tournament at Eastview United Pentecostal Church on Hwy. 45 North on June 16. No sleeveless t-shirts or long pants. American Softball Association rules will be in play. First place prize will be a “high dollar” bat. Entry fee for the tournament is $125. For more information, call (662) 665-5360. Ramer Dixie Youth All-Stars The Ramer Dixie Youth Program is ready and raring to go for their 7-8 Dixie All-Star Boys Tournament set for June 14-16. Cost for entry is $75 per team, and each team is guaranteed two games before single elimination games begin. For more information or to enter your team, call Tom Court at (731) 610-5750. Blue Mountain Basketball Camp J.D. Parker, Blue Mountain College Basketball Coach, announced the school will put on a basketball camp and that current and former McNairy Central basketball players, like Jermael Bingham and Chris Whitten, will be assisting with instruction on July 25-28. The morning camp for 3rd-5th graders will introduce offensive and defensive fundamentals using stations, contests, and games, and will run 9-11:30 a.m. The afternoon camp for 6th-9th graders will benefit any player who wants to better their individual basketball skills, and will run from 1:30-4:30 p.m. All campers will be given a basketball homework plan to help them improve their skills at the end of camp. The camp will be held at Tyler Gymnasium on the BMC campus. Late registration for the morning camp is $70, and late registration for the afternoon camp is $80, so register early and pay $10 less. Early registration cuts off on June 20. Visit the BMC Athletic page for more information: www.bmcsports. com
Fast-pitch Softball Tournament The Thunder Summer Showdown girls’ fast-pitch softball tournament will be June 15-17 at the Pontotoc Ridge Sportsplex in Pontotoc, Miss. Entry fee for 8-and-under teams is $125 and for 10-and-under, 12-and-under and 14-and-under teams is $225. Teams will be guaranteed four games. For information, call Kelly Guin at (662) 891-0314, Jerry Lane at (662) 316-5925 or Ken Butler at (662) 488-1185. Pickwick Fishing Tournament If you love fishing in the great outdoors, join us on June 23-24 for a brand new event benefiting Shelby Farms Park and Greenline! Spend a weekend on beautiful Pickwick Lake for a great cause. Our “pick a partner” bass fishing tournament will feature exciting giveaways and a chance to win a huge cash prize. First place-$10,000 guaranteed; 2nd25th place based on field; $500 Big Fish prize each day; Win a fishing trip with Bill Dance. Vendor booths available both days. Discounted rooms available at Counce Hampton Inn. For more infomation, call Bill Latham at (731) 441-4645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. NASCAR Dominating the field at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Penn. last Sunday, pole-sitter Joey Logano led 49 laps and picked up 48 points with his first win of the season. Mark Martin took second, and Tony Stewart rounded out the top three. Matt Kenseth’s seventh place finish allowed him to surpass Greg Biffle for the lead in the points standings. Dale Earnhardt Jr. also passed Biffle with his eighth place finish and is only 10 points behind Kenseth for the lead going into this weekend’s race at Michigan International Speedway. Triple Crown Drought Continues An injury to I’ll Have An-
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other’s left front tendon forced his retirement last Friday, one day before the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes, keeping the 34-year Triple Crown-less streak alive. After winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, I’ll Have Another, a three-year-old chestnut colt, was scratched from the field of horses set to contend in the third leg of the Triple Crown last Saturday. Union Rags, who finished seventh at the Derby and opted to forgo the Preakness Stakes, won the 1 1/2 mile race by edging out Paynter by a neck in a photo finish. NBA Finals The 2012 NBA Finals are set, and the Miami Heat will battle the Oklahoma Thunder for the 66th NBA Championship. The Heat failed to win the title last year against the Dallas Mavericks, but they have won one championship in their 24year history. As a franchise, the Thunder have never played in the Finals in their four seasons in Oklahoma City, but as the Seattle SuperSonics, the team advanced to the championship series three times and won the title once in the 1978-79 season. Arguably the two best players in the league, LeBron James of the Heat and Kevin Durant of the Thunder, should make this an exciting series to watch. Game 1 @ OKC Tuesday, June 12—ABC—8 p.m. Game 2 @ OKC Thursday, June 14—ABC—8 p.m.
sure I made the three clean runs because many (riders) were hitting barrels,” she explained. “I was almost too safe because I ended up in fourth when I went in (in third place), but it was worth it to know I’m going to nationals.” The State Finals can be a nervous time for riders, according to Dalton, but she did her best to put that behind
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Game MVP. The two claim to have a brotherly rivalry. Durant majors in crossovers and step-back jumpers while James sides with contested jumpers and ferocious dunks. Durant, and his three consecutive scoring titles, is four years younger than Lebron and his three MVPs. Who am I in favor of? I have to side with the numbers. Anyone who is rooting for Lebron is hoping for another Michael Jordan, but he is six championships away from the alltime greatest NBA player and was lucky to get past Boston last week. Putting these two players aside, the Thunder have made nine more playoff appearances than the Heat and hold an all-time winning record over Miami’s losing record, granted the majority of the Thunder’s history was made as the Seattle SuperSonics. Plus
McNairy Central’s football program has a lot to be proud of. The beginning of a new era for the program with new Head Coach, Charlie Dampeer, is just part of what the fans have to cheer about. From the sidelines, 16 beautiful, award-winning cheerleaders will support the Bobcats. Under the direction of their firstyear coach, Mallory Cox, the football cheerleaders have made their mark— placing in all three divisions at UCA’s Cheer Camp held June 3-6 at the University of Memphis. Awards received this year: • 2nd Place Home Pom Routine- This year’s routine, choreographed by the seniors, captains, and the coach, is a high-energy, action-packed dance routine that even includes a stomp.
this is the farthest the franchise has made it into the playoffs since the 1996 season when Seattle lost to...you guessed it, Jordan and the unstoppable Bulls. A title the Heat cannot yet claim. If my column still does not convince you to side with OKC, than just remember what happened last year and compare it to this year’s finals. James choked the title away after fans turned on him to cheer for Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. What if I’m wrong? James will be headed in the right direction, and the Heat will win their second-ever championship after Dwyane Wade led the team in 2005-06 season. If I am right, the Thunder will obtain their first championship since moving to Oklahoma City, and that will be worth celebrating. For the full NBA finals schedule, see Sports Briefs on page 3B. (This column is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Independent Appeal or its owner.)
Michie Pharmacy 9 and 10-year-old Girls Softball took the first place trophy at Savannah during the interleague tournament held June 1-2. The girls were the only undefeated team throughout the weekend. Pictured: Jayden Driskell, Pearl Spears, Sallie Mercer, Chelc McCoy, Elaina Ferrell, Greenlea Lipford, Skyler Newcomb, Emily Ferrell, Chloe Barmer, Skyler Wells, and Kaylee Whirley. Coaches: Wade McCoy, Cody Lipford, and Jason Ferrell.
Game 3 @ MIA Sunday, June 17—ABC—7 p.m. Game 4 @ MIA Tuesday, June 19—ABC—8 p.m. Game 5 @ MIA* Thursday, June 21—ABC—8 p.m. Game 6 @ OKC* Sunday, June 24—ABC—7 p.m. Game 7 @ OKC* Tuesday, June 26—ABC—8 p.m.
This routine was prepared prior to attending camp. This year’s musical selections were custom-mixed by Clay and Kim Hughes of Corinth, Miss. This highly competitive performance is held the first night of camp. • 2nd Place Cheer Division- This competition, held the last day of camp, involves the cheer learned at camp, developed further by the squad to incorporate their own stunts. This year’s squad gave a wonderful performance, claiming 2nd place in their large varsity division.
• 3rd Place Extreme Routine DivisionBy far, the most difficult category because of the intense pressure from learning the dance in only two days. Each squad then incorporates five of their own eight-counts of dance, stunts, and transitions. Performed the last day of camp, this year’s squad performed with excitement and placed 3rd in their division.
gets there. Her best finish in her five previous trips was a fourth place finish in 2010. “Making it out to nationals, you have nothing to lose,” she said. “You have to go for it every round and never hold back.” Before trekking to Wyoming for the NHSRA Finals, Dalton will take part in the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla. There will be a live feed of the event available, and for more information on Dalton’s next competition, visit http:// www.shawneeexpo.org/ifyr.
Michie takes first place
Strong showing for MCHS Cheerleaders Submitted Report
her and focus on flawless runs instead of the points. “Nerves got to many this year during the finals because so many points can be obtained and knock anyone out, and I was one of them,” Dalton admitted. “All I needed were clean runs, and with everything going through your mind at once, it can be very nerve wracking.” Dalton celebrated her 18th birthday the day after the state competition ended, but all she can think about is moving on to nationals and giving it all she has when she
In addition to these three major awards, the squad received blue superior ribbons for every evaluation throughout the week for their performance. Not only did the squad do well in all areas, one squad member, Meagan Martin, made All-American Cheerleader. In order to be chosen, a jump, the cheer, and the extreme routine were performed. Meagan did a great job by hitting every count flawlessly. The entire team is proud of Meagan for this honor. In her first year as MCHS Football Cheer Coach, Ms. Mallory Cox has a great deal to be proud of. She said, “I am very proud of these 16 young ladies. We had a wonderful week at camp. They are extremely dedicated and talented. This squad’s success is due to all of their hard work, great attitudes, and commitment to the squad. The cheerleaders look forward to an exciting 2012 football season.”
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McNairy Central’s Tiffany Winebrenner attended the Mid-South College Recruiting Showcase for volleyball May 29-30. To attend the showcase, which brought in only 60 girls from five different states, each participant had to have a reference before the showcase committee would consider their application. Winebrenner received hers from Phillis Anyango, a 2002 Olympian. Her mother said it was truly a blessing to be selected to attend. The showcase was also attended by multiple universities from around the South, which included University of Mississippi, University of Arkansas, University of Louisville, Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Memphis, University of Alabama-Montgomery, Belhaven College, Birmingham-Southern College, University of Central Arkansas, and Harding University. The girls learned new skills and competed against one another. A good time was had by all.
Photo Courtesy of Mallory Cox
The McNairy Central Football Cheerleaders pose with their trophies, spirit stick, and spirit banana, which the entire MCHS Cheer program received for being the most spirited squad on the last day of the UCA Cheer Camp held at the University of Memphis last week. Members include: (Front) Deven Graham, Captain Anna Kate Whitley, Meagan Martin, April Coleson, (Middle) Amanda Terwilliger, Abbey Brown, Co-Captain Molly George, Megan Johnson, Madison Roach, Averi Yalda, Gabi Owens, (Back) Coach Mallory Cox, Taylor Wallace, Jill Whirley, Maggie Whitaker, Kassy Brush, and Brooke Southern.
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Tiffany Winebrenner smashes down a spike during a junior olympic volleyball match last spring.
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Classic cars roll out at Rockabilly Highway Revival
Staff Photo by Emily Pitts
The Rockabilly Antique Car Show, held on Saturday, broke its record with 132 entries. Twenty-one cars were selected by trophy sponsors to receive awards. The Gas Pump Trophy winners are pictured in no certain order: Steve Bledsoe (sponsored by Git’er Done Rentals), Matt Ballentine (sponsored by Lambert’s Used Cars & Parts), R.D. Kelley (sponsored by Steve Sweat Body Shop), Steve Rutter (sponsored by Eveready Auto Parts), Larry & Judy Garrison (sponsored by Kennedy Kustom Auto), Ike & Charity Johnson (sponsored by GWT Engineering), Jr Morgan (sponsored by Jerry Inman’s Auto Mart), Jimmy Skelton (sponsored by Gary’s Gold, Guns & Pawn), Scott Kimpel (sponsored by Griswell Electrical & Plumbing LLC), Greg King (sponsored by Moody Auto Sales), Nelson & Adelle Rowell (sponsored by McNatt Auto Sales), Bill Rowland (sponsored by Henry Furniture & Appliance), Mike Johnson (sponsored by Coats), Dennis Parson (sponsored by Tull Body Shop), Junior Hatch (sponsored by Anthony Lambert’s Body Shop), Zane Fisher (sponsored by M&M Body Shop), Ralph King (sponsored by By Pass Sales), James & Annie Brumley (sponsored by Mike Clayton Trucking), Jon Tallent (sponsored by Mike’s Motor Cars), Richard Larry (sponsored by Price Sawmill Inc.), Ron Sabelhaus (sponsored by Hornsby Car)
Total Chaos takes third
Anna Johnson (Front-Center), Olivia Johnson (Front-Right), and Parker Davis (Back-Far Right) pose with the rest of the Total Chaos softball team and their third place trophy. Coming off their second place finish in Tupelo, Miss. two weekends ago, Team Total Chaos, made up primarily of McNairy and Hardin County softball lovers, took third place at a tournament played in Madison, Ala. last Saturday. Total Chaos opened their pool-play with a 3-2 victory over LC Elite, but fell to the North Alabama Aftershock 8-7 in their second contest. They bounced back and defeated LC Elite once again, 10-2, in an elimination game before being put out with a 5-2 loss to the Aftershock. Davis started from the circle in three of Total Chaos’ games, and entered in relief during their second game in pool-play. Each McNairy County player had at least one extra base hit in the tournament, and Olivia Johnson celebrated her birthday along with their third place finish Saturday. Her twin, Anna, celebrated hers one day later.
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UTC Announces Selmer Elementary School holds field day tug of war Spring 2012 Dean’s List CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade point average are awarded the honor. The following is a list of students from your area who made the Dean’s List for the spring semester 2012 at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. • Tyler Alexander • Katherine Hill • Trent Martin • Macaria Surratt
U of M Lambuth Campus to hold new-student orientation The University of Memphis Lambuth Campus will hold its first New-Student Orientation on June 21 at its Jackson, Tenn., campus. To be eligible, a student must have applied for admission and must have been accepted to the University. Students who have already been accepted may register online for orientation at www.memphis.edu/nso. During orientation, new students get important information about college life, meet with an adviser, and plan their class schedule. Transfer students who have been accepted to the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus may meet with an adviser and register at any time by visiting the Lambuth Campus weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students who have not yet applied may apply online at apply.memphis.edu. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 901-678-2566 or 800-669-2678. The University of Memphis opened its Lambuth Campus in August 2011 at what was formerly Lambuth University. It offers a variety of degree programs for undergraduate and graduate students. A complete list of degree offerings is available at www.memphis.edu/lambuth.
correction Callie Horton’s name was inadvertently omitted from the list of 2012 McNairy County scholarship recipients. She received a $17,000 academic scholarship to Freed Hardeman University. We regret any inconvenience this omission may have caused.
Third and Fourth grade students from Selmer Elementary School participate in a tug of war during their field day May 1.
Local Student Earns Modern Woodmen of America Scholarship Ronald C. Mullins has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America. Modern Woodmen, a fraternal benefit society offering financial services, has local representatives and is based in Rock Island, Ill. Mullins, the son of Randall and Nicole Mullins, Ramer, plans to use the grant to attend the University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee. Mullins is one of 100 grant winners chosen this year. During the past 40 years, Modern Woodmen has committed millions of dollars in financial assistance to hundreds of students through its Fraternal Scholarship Program. Applications for the 2012-2013 Scholarship Program will be taken in the fall of 2012. Founded in 1883 as a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen of America offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States. Local Modern Woodmen representative Floyd D. Mangrum can be reached at 731645-9557.
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Graves inducted into Beta Gamma Signa Honor Society Randal Graves was inducted into the Beta Gamma Signa Honor Society. Beta Gamma Sigma is the Honor Society for students enrolled in business programs that are nationally accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). To be selected for membership n Beta Gamma Sigma is he highest national honor we can bestow on an undergraduate or graduate student in business. Membership is limited to the top 20% of graduate students, the top 10% of our seniors (in their final year), an the top 10 of juniors (in the last semester of their junior year). Randal is the son of the late Rickie Hugh Graves and Anita Graves of Bethel Springs. He is currently a junior with a 4.0 GPA.
Students Named to Honor Roll and Dean’s List at Bethel University MCKENZIE, Tenn. – The following students have achieved the Honor Roll at Bethel University for Spring Semester, 2012: Dasha Klyuyenko of Adamsville. To qualify for the Honor Roll, a traditional student must have completed 12 or more hours simultaneously of academic work with an average of 3.70 or above with no grade below a “C.”
The following students have achieved the Dean’s List at Bethel University for Spring Semester, 2012: Kristina Grisham of Adamsville and Amanda Carson of Finger. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a traditional student must have completed twelve or more academic hours simultaneously with an average of 3.50 to 3.69 with no grade below a ”C.”
Headquartered in McKenzie, Tenn., Bethel University has satellite campuses in Memphis, Jackson, Clarksville, Nashville and Chattanooga and is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees both face-to-face and online. To learn more about Bethel University visit www. bethelu.edu.
Thank you so much to the citizens of Michie and Selmer for choosing to participate in the Roundup program made up of both the One to One and the Last Dollar Scholarship Fund recently proposed by Mayor David Robinson. As of today, the Last Dollar Scholarship Fund has already grown to $6,000.00. This fund will be used to provide scholarships to students pursuing a college education. Plans are to begin distributing the scholarships before this fall. Remember that 100% of the collections for the Last Dollar Scholarship Fund go directly to scholarships!
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BSES third-graders are out of this world Ramer School
names top eighth grade students
Miss Kim Kyle’s third grade Science classes have been studying the solar system. For their projects, each student was to create their own solar system. The solar systems could be created any way they wanted. Some of the systems were drawn on poster board, others were made from kits, while some were very creative and made edible ones. The students did a wonderful job creating and presenting their solar systems.
Camio Robinson Graduates from Mercer University In all, the University held five ceremonies in the spring in Savannah, Macon and Atlanta and conferred more than 1,700 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. About Mercer University: Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah
ATLANTA, Ga. — Camio Robinson of Selmer earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences from the College of Continuing & Professional Studies of Mercer University during the spring commencement ceremony on the University’s Atlanta Campus on May 12. The ceremony included more than 6,000 attendees, and more than 900 participants from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, Tift College of Education and College of Continuing and Professional Studies.
and at four regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with four teaching hospitals - Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus - and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. www.mercer.edu
Ramer School is proud to announce the 8th grade Top Male Student and Top Female Student for 2011-2012. The male student with the highest GPA is Christian Brown and the female student with the highest GPA is Mary Kate Doyle. Both students were also honored at their athletic banquet with special awards given “For Outstanding Dedication to Athletics, Academics and Leadership.” Mary Kate was the recipient of the L.G. Vaughn Award which is named for a longtime beloved principal of Ramer School who embodied the qualities of leadership and integrity. Christian was the recipient of the Robert Ingle Award which was given in memory of a Ramer Basketball player who became a successful high school coach.
High school students invited to go on QUEST at Freed-Hardeman University HENDERSON, Tenn. — High school art and science students will come to the Freed-Hardeman University campus June 17-22 for the second annual QUEST (Question, Understand, Explore, Solve, Think). This year’s activities will focus on “Myth versus Reality.”
Students choosing the science QUEST will become “myth busters,” challenging popular myths by applying the scientific method. They will participate in an outdoor survival day, build and manipulate robots, explore myths about health and the human body, and look at myths related
to chemistry. Art students will look into truth and reality in art. They will construct mythological creatures that make noise from clay, explore alternative darkroom processes, experience the magic of Polaroid photography, and exhibit their work in the art gallery.
awards ceremony followed by cock roach racing and carnival games in the Commons, Thursday. QUEST was begun last year as an interdisciplinary academic camp for students in grades 9-11. For additional information, go to www.fhu. edu/quest or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The groups will come together in the evenings for joint activities. Highlights of the week will include the QUEST Olympics on Sunday; learning about story telling from Chara Watson, Monday; making mythological creatures out of recycled materials, Tuesday; and the BanQUEST and
MCNAIRY COUNTY CHURCH DIRECTORY
Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Baptist: Freewill: Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist 1030 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Interim Pastor: Bro. Terrell Tedford 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.
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First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs 142 Jackson St., Bethel Springs Ben Martin, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Michie 5658 Hwy 22 S., Michie James Hardin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. First Baptist Church of Selmer 310 W. Court Avenue, Selmer Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Unity Baptist Church Unity Church Road, Ramer Dr. Ronald Meeks, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville Bro. David Simmons, Pastor Church of Christ: Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy. 22 S., Michie Joe Story, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Joy Foster Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Van Vansandt, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Good Hope Baptist 678 Good Hope Church Rd., Adamsville Tim Elrod, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Cypress 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.
Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Nate Penland, Pastor Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:15 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.
Gravel Hill Baptist Church 86 Tom Baker Rd., Ramer Pastor: Bro. Eric Jones Church Phone: 645-6776 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Lakeview Baptist Church 877 W. Cherry, Selmer Bro. Harold King Sunday 8 a.m. Bible Study 9 a.m. Second Worship Service 10 a.m. No Sunday P.M. Service 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. 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.
Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy. 45 S., Selmer Donald Woods, Minister Fourth Street Church of Christ 142 N. Fourth St., Selmer Jeremy Weekley, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 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.
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 Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Highway 57 West Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Ramer, TN Wednesday: 7 p.m. 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
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.
Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. www.lifewindchurch.com
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:
Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Paul Henley, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.
Bethel Springs Seventh Day Adventist 4352 Main St., Bethel Springs John Johnston, Pastor Saturday Worship: 9 a.m. Sabbath School: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
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.
A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Believers’ Church 1431 Peach St., Selmer Bill Linam, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Christian Church 133 N. Third St., Selmer Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. City of Refuge Church 300 Emmons Rd., Selmer C.A. “Skeet” Jackson, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Faith Pointe Church 440 Hwy. 64, Adamsville Marcus Whitman, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 7 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. For info call 731-434-0097 www.onechurchnow.com Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.
Moores School House Full Gospel Fellowship Church 115 Tull Road, Selmer 731-646-1837 David Paseur, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Harvest Bible College Harvest Evangelistic Intl. Ministries Inc. 349 Old Hwy 45 S, Guys Roger Reece, Pastor Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Petra Ministries Church 393 S. 6th Street Selmer, TN 38375 Phone 731-434-1002 Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday Night: 6:00 P.M. Thursday Bible Study: 7:00 P.M. Pastors, Paul and Bonnie Young
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Page 8B v Independent Appeal 503 - public notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of James Larry Barnes, late of McNairy County, Tennessee. Notice is hereby given that on the 31st day of May, 2012, Letters Testamentary in respect to the Estate of James Larry Barnes were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court Clerk of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against this Estate are required to file the same in duplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four (4) months of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, 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 the 31st day of May, 2012. Joan C. Barnes Executrix Estate of James Larry Barnes By: Clerk Ken Seaton, Attorney 9993 3, 4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Martha J. Ganow, late of McNairy County, Tennessee. Notice is hereby given that on the 31st day of May, 2012, Letters Testamentary in respect to the Estate of Martha J. Ganow were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court Clerk of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against this Estate are required to file the same in duplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four (4) months of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, 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 the 31st day of May, 2012. Sherri G. Bellinger Executrix Estate of Martha J. Ganow By: Clerk Ken Seaton, Attorney 9992 3, 4 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on June 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Tara C. Harris, unmarried, to Matt B. Murfree, Trustee, on May 4, 2005 at Book Deed of Trust 375, Page 729; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Lot Number 3 in the Duren Subdivision, a plat of which subdivision is of record in the Office of the Register for McNairy County, Tennessee in Deed Book No. 55, pages 1629 and the measurements, directions and boundaries contained in said plat which apply to this lot are included and incorporated herein by reference as fully as if set out herein in words and figures. Street Address: 530 Duren Drive, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 Parcel Number: 55O-A-11.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Tara C. Harris Other interested parties:
503 - public notices Household Bank, c/o Ambrose, Wilson, Grimm & Durand, LLP, Attorney The street address of the above described property is believed to be 530 Duren Drive, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twentyfour (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-030201 10201 3, 4, 5 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 April 30, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded May 3, 2007, at Book 387, Page 444 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by William K. Donahoe and Tracey Donahoe, conveying certain property therein described to C Benard as Trustee for CitiFinancial Services, Inc.; 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 July 2, 2012 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron rod set in the west margin of a public gravel road (50 feet wide) and The north line of Joe Dan McClain Deed book 125 page
503 - public notices 775 being the southeast corner of Billy J Donahoe Deed Book 106 page 56 of which the herein described division is a part; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 390.00 feet with said McClain and said Donahoe to an iron rod set; thence leaving said McClain, a new line through said Donahoe North 11 degrees 19 minutes 20 seconds East 115.00 feet to an iron rod set; Thence continuing through said Donahoe North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 390.00 feet to an iron rod set in the West margin of said public gravel road; thence with said margin South 11 degrees 19 minutes 20 seconds West 115.00 feet to The point of beginning, County of McNairy, State of Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 93 Matt Dammonds Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown
Wednesday, JUNE 13, 2012
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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: William K. Donahoe; Tracey Donahoe; Citifinancial, Inc.; Citifinancial, Inc.; Advanced Radiology, PC; 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. 787‑217314 DATED May 31, 2012
INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. Successor Trustee June 6, 2012 June 13, 2012 June 20, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ tcrow_120531_1320 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 9991 3, 4, 5
BIG YARD SALE
HWY 64 CRUMP
Thursday, Friday 7 a.m. - ?
2420 Rowsey School Rd.
Whites money finder, cameras, x-box w/games, playstation 2 w/games, DVD’s, VCR tapes, VCR’s, CD’s, flowers, kid’s stuff, books, weedeaters, chainsaw, lawnmower w/bag. Lot, lots more!
Murray riding lawnmower parts, computer, sewing machine and much more.
HUGE YARD SALE FRIDAY ONLY
249 Pharr Ave. Several families.
Saturday, June 16 7 am until ? 1048 West Cherry Hwy 64 West
Men’s 2X shirts, clothing, 2 trunks, desk, bed, chairs, glassware, tools, books, purses, shoes. Lots of box deals, flea market items. Sales will be Cheap.
YARD SALE THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Sandy’s Roadhouse Bethel Springs, TN
June 15 • 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Women, Men, Boy and Girl (teen) clothes & shoes, toys, knick knacks, etc.
EVERYTHING MUST GO!
Last sale. Phone 645-3726.
June 14 & 15 Thursday & Friday 7 until ?
141 Glen Dr. off High School Rd. (MCHS)
Larry & Sheila Ingle 3 Families Priced to sell. Misc. clothes, shoes, pictures, books.
ALL ITEMS MUST GO! SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH 7 A.M. UNTIL ?
6777 Hwy 57 East Michie, TN
YARD SALE YARD SALE Friday 7 am - 6 pm Saturday 7 am - 3 pm 2075 Blanton Road Adamsville
Saturday, June 16th
A little bit of everything
Clothes, Mattresses, Household items
1058 Country Club
8:00 - 3:00
Packaging Corporation of America has an opening for a Journeyman Pipefitter at its Counce, Tennessee paper mill. Starting salary $30.80 per hour.
Qualified applicants must possess: • High School diploma or GED certificate and any one of the four qualifications listed below:
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(731) 632-3007 (731) 453-5700
Certified Nursing Assistant or Homemaker Needed Southwest HRA is seeking qualified applicants for Hardin and McNairy County. Must have a valid drivers license, liability automobile insurance. Background checks and drug screening will be performed. Applications are available: Southwest HRA Service Center, Hardin Co, 885 Pickwick Rd., Savannah, TN McNairy Co: 145 South Y Square, Selmer, TN SWHRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
1. An accredited Pipefitter apprenticeship degree (must provide copy of degree/certificate showing completion of apprenticeship program). 2. At least two (2) years experience as an industrial Journeyman Pipefitter (must be able to verify/document). 3. A Journeyman Pipefitter or equivalent level certification from an accredited vocational school (must provide copy of certificate). 4. 2-year technical degree in Pipefitting (must provide copy of degree). This is a career opportunity with excellent wages and benefits.
Must apply in person at: The Department of Labor & Workforce Development 1080 Wayne Road Savannah, TN Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., June 11 thru June 22, 2012. Bring a current resume with you. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/V
503 - public notices the same in triplicate with the Clerk and Master within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of 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 claims will be forever barred. This the 8th day of June, 2012. Jason Kennedy, Administratrix
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Franklin Wayne Kennedy Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of June, 2012, Letters Testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect to the above estate were issued to the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of the Probate Division of the Chancery Court for McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file
Consignment Sale Consign it - Corner of 202 Willow Dr. Adamsville
Thurs., Fri., & Sat.
7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Baby clothes, household, patio sets, much more. To consign call (731) 453-5195.
Friday & Saturday June 15 & 16 7 a.m. until ? 3466 Hwy 57 W Ramer
Furniture, knickknacks & clothing.
J. Gilbert Parrish, Jr. Attorney for the Estate Kim Harrison, Clerk and Master
10303 4, 5
50 yEARS AGO THIS WEEK by Esther Pavao Staff Writer
Bethel Springs Granted Federal Loan to Build Water System Mayor Jimmy Walker, of Bethel Springs, Tenn., told The Independent on Tuesday of this week that his town has been granted approval on a Federal loan of $164,000 to build a water system for Bethel Springs. He received word of Federal approval in a telegram from Senator Gore. The Town had made application over a year ago for the loan, through the Community Facilities Administration, a branch of the Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency. Mayor Walker said that construction should begin within 90 days. It has been estimated by the Mayor that near 200 customers are ready to take city water when it is available.
IT’S A BARGAIN! Store-wide Half Price Sale
Friday & Saturday June 15 & 16
Clothes, books, jewelry, etc. Everything half price! 1056 Mulberry Avenue • Selmer, TN
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Academic & Student Support Associate (Level 2) The Tennessee Technology Center at Crump is now accepting applications for a full-time Academic & Student Support Associate (Level 2). This is a nonexempt position. Responsibilities Include: • Maintenance of all active and inactive student records within the Student Information Management System (SIMS). Includes: entering enrollment, termination and follow-up data; registration; transcripts; and federal/state and Tennessee Board of Regents required reports related to placement, completion, licensure exam pass rates and enrollment. • Assist Student Services Coordinator with the management/processing of federal, state and local grant financial aid programs. Includes: verifying student enrollment and academic status using internal and external student financial aid, enrollment and computerized financial aid systems; and provide financial aid information and assist students in accurately completing the FAFSA. Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or GED required. Minimum of one year of postsecondary education at an accredited institution. Basic knowledge of financial aid programs, rules and regulations. Basic knowledge of student record keeping guidelines and reporting requirements. Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office. Evidence of ability to plan, organize and manage work. Must possess a valid TN driver’s license. Occasional travel required. Must have an established work history of three years (references and criminal background check will be required.) Salary: In accordance with Tennessee Board of Regents salary guidelines. State of Tennessee Higher Education benefits package (nonexempt level). Applications accepted until June 22, 2012. Please submit a completed application, cover letter and resume to: Tennessee Technology Center at Crump Attn.: Frann Pusser P.O. Box 89 Crump, Tennessee 38372 Tennessee Technology Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Wednesday, JUNE 13, 2012
McMahan Law Firm
The Selmer Utility Division is now accepting applications for employment with the Utility Department.
Van D. McMahan Attorney at Law
This job is in the water department with a job scope of repair and upkeep of the water and sewer system. This job will require the ability to get and keep a CDL class A license. Applications shall be returned to the utility office by June 29 at 4 p.m. Applications may be acquired at the utility office located at 500 Peachtree Ave., Selmer, TN or may be downloaded from www.selmer-tn.com job opportunities.
Licensed in Tennessee and Alabama
We specialize in various civil matters including bankruptcy, personal injury, worker’s compensation and many others. 109 West Court Avenue Selmer, TN 38375
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Telephone (731) 645-3100
The Town of Selmer is an equal opportunity provider,
Solo and Team
McNairy County Developmental Services, a non-profit organization serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities has opening for the following Administrative Positions:
• AGGRESSIVE NEW INCENTIVE PAY PACKAGE AVAILABLE
Office Manager: High School Diploma with work and supervisory experience in Office Administration required. BA/BS degree desired. Please send resumes to: Quinnie Bell, Executive Director, MCDS, 565 Industrial Park Rd., Selmer, TN 38375
• 1 YEAR OTR EXP. REQUIRED • HOME MOST WEEKENDS
Development and Quality Assurance Director Requires a minimum of BA/BS degree and additional work experience in the field of caring for intellectually disabled or public relations/marketing and management preferred. Please send resumes to: Quinnie Bell, Executive Director, MCDS, 565 Industrial Park Rd., Selmer, TN 38375
• MEDICAL & DENTAL AVAILABLE Call Cathy Sisson / Dave Bartlet at
Please no telephone inquiries. Resumes will be accepted through June 22, 2012 for the Office Manager and June 29, 2012 for Development and Quality Assurance Director.
Reeves Bros. Trucking, Inc.
MCDS is an equal opportunity provider and employer
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