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Students at Selmer Middle School celebrate at their schools Reward School celebration. Selmer along with Michie and Ramer Elementary Schools were named as Reward Schools by the State of Tennessee. Local leaders joined in with the students and teachers at each of the schools as Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan congratulated them for their hard work via satellite.

Selmer Middle, Ramer, Michie Schools named as Reward Schools By Christen Coulon Editor

Michie and Ramer Elementary Schools and Selmer Middle School were recognized as Reward Schools last Monday placing them among the State’s top schools. Selmer Middle School ranked among the State’s top 5 percent of schools in overall performance, with Michie and Ramer Elementary Schools earning the top 5 percent distinction for exceptional progress.

Local leaders joined teachers and students at each of the distinguished sites Monday as Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan congratulated the students and teachers on their success via satellite. Across the state, 163 other schools who achieved Reward School status joined in the fun viewing the broadcast while holding simultaneous celebrations of their own. “Two years ago we were a target school,” Dr. Brenda Armstrong, principal of Selmer Elementary said. “Today we are celebrating be-

ing among the top 5 percent in the state. We have come a long way.” Armstrong along with Suzanne Henson, principal of Michie Elementary School and Rusty Petty, principal of Ramer Elementary School recognized the accomplishments of their students and teachers Monday during the celebrations. Due to an ironic turn of unforeseen events, each were able to reward their students with an


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Waterman takes dive in yellow submarine at Big Hill Pond

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(Above) Glen Waterman, Eddie Rowsey, Anita Rowsey and Dave “Soup” Rowsey work on Waterman’s homemade submarine. (Right) Waterman tests the ballast on his submarine prior to its first dive. By Christen Coulon Editor

When you think of a submarine most people think of complex machines built by the world’s superpowers prowling the largest oceans. Glen Watermen, a Corinth, Miss. resident and employee at Rowsey’s Body Shop in Guys challenged that idea at Big Hill Pond State park when he launched his tiny yellow submarine and successfully submerged it for the first time last Saturday. The invention was something that Waterman has been working on in his spare time for the last 14 years and is the culmination of a dream that has motivated him for decades. “It’s just a passion,” Waterman said. “It is something I have just been fascinated by my whole life.” Waterman said that he wanted to build something grand that no one else could. “I would have rather built a spaceship, but this is just the closest thing to it,” Waterman said. The creation has taken Waterman more time than money to build. He said that the construction only cost $7,000-$8,000 in total, but there were thousands of hours of labor involved in the process. He said that it probably took more time to weld this one project than most people will spend welding their entire lives. He said that he burned one welder completely out during the construction and had to move on to another. The entire contraption was constructed by hand and done without using plans from another design. Waterman took the approach of inventing his own device while making the sub. He said his work would stop every time he ran into a problem, and he would have to think of a way to come up with a solution. Much of the design was trial and error. “Building a submarine is a technical challenge,” Waterman said. “I would run into a problem, and I would fix it.” He had to devise a solution to every problem a modern submarine faces. Among other things, he had to get the carbon dioxide out while at the same time getting oxygen in. He had to deal with how to handle the immense pressure on the hull and design a hatch that would not leak in those conditions.

“I don’t really have any submarine resources around here, so I had to fabricate it myself,” Waterman said. He said he would make a paper template of the parts he was constructing and then transfer them to metal before hammering it out. He even went so far as to build a wooden test tank at his home to determine the sub’s buoyancy. One of the largest pieces of the device that Waterman did not construct was a one-inch thick piece of acrylic glass that is used in the forward viewing area of the sub. He also attached three 50 lb. thrust electric motors to help him navigate the sub. The two side mounted motors and a third rear motor control it in reverse and forward, and they also will pitch the sub up and down. Waterman said he was quite confident in the design of his sub, calculating that it could probably withstand 40-50 feet of water. “If you make a mistake on something like this it’s life threatening,” Waterman said. Waterman’s sleek double-hulled design looks like something out of a James Bond movie or a Jules Verne novel, but even after it was complete there was still work to do. He said one of the most challenging parts was to determine the correct ballast for the sub. Like his other building phases, this was done following a trial and error testing phase erring on the side of caution to make sure too much ballast was not used. “Sinking it was the hardest part, it is all about the ballast,” Waterman said. He said that he would keep adding weight to sink the sub deeper into the water. He added an additional 700 pounds in the form of sacks full of concrete, but it still was not enough. “It’s really like trying to sink two boats,” Waterman said. By the time Waterman was able to successfully submerge his submarine he estimated that the entire device displaced 4 or 5 tons of water. Waterman said that he has been able to enjoy his invention already, using it to spy on unsuspecting fish in their natural environment. He said that Big Hill Pond is a great place to use the sub because it is quiet, the water is like glass and there are no electric motors. “It just feels like you are on another planet with no distractions,” Waterman said. “Now I am the aquarium and the fish are looking at me.”

Big Hill Pond State Park holds 75th Anniversary 5K walk/run By Meg Lockheart

have to offer,” said Park Manager Jim Harrison. “It will also give us a chance to thank the park’s many patrons and the entire local community for their support throughout the years.  We encourage everyone to come out and join us.”  Trophies will be given out to the top three runners for the men’s, women’s and youth categories.  Immediately following the run, park staff will serve commemorative 75th Anniversary cupcakes and homemade ice cream to all 5K participants and park visitors.  There also will be a brief presentation about Tennessee State Parks’ unique history.

The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Big Hill Pond State Park will host a 5K Walk / Run event on Saturday, September 1, beginning at 9 a.m. at the park’s picnic pavilion. This event is free and open to the public.  “The Big Hill Pond 5K event is a great opportunity to get outside, get some exercise and celebrate Tennessee State Parks and all they



Runners and walkers are asked to register for the event by August 28 through Big Hill Pond State Park’s office at (731) 645-7967 or (731) 645-8433. Big Hill Pond State Park lies in the southwestern part of McNairy County and encompasses approximately 5,000 acres of magnificent timberland and hardwood bottom land. Cypress Creek and the Tuscumbia River border the property. Several oxbow lakes and sloughs add to the waterway. The flood plain adjacent to both the Tuscumbia River and Cypress Creek contains small oxbow lakes and swamp areas which are desirable habitat for waterfowl, wildlife and fishing.

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Woman arrested in meth bust

Pickin at Pat’s returns to downtown Selmer

By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Tina Marie Young, 50, was arrested Aug. 21, after McNairy County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a search of a mobile home in the western part of the County, on Highway 64, near the Hardeman County line. According to the investigative report by Investigator David “Brad” Johnson, a methamphetamine lab was found containing red phosphorus, drain cleaner, chemist glasswear, funnels, and Coleman camp fuel. Young was arrested and charged with initiation to manufacture methamphetamine, promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and possession of drug paraphernalia. Young’s husband, Paul Henry Young, 49, is still at large. Both are currently under probation from Hardeman County for meth-related convictions and are on the Tennessee Meth Offender Registry.

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A meth lab found during a search of a Highway 64 home. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tina Marie Young on the scene, but Young’s husband Paul Henry Young is still wanted by authorities.

Pickin at Pat’s, fall staple in downtown Selmer has returned for its fall performance schedule. (Left) Pat and Harold Knight, owners of Pat’s Cafe, dance in the middle of Third Street in Selmer during last Saturday’s performance. (Above) Community members gather with lawn chairs to enjoy some bluegrass music. Pickin at Pat’s will hold their next show (weather permitting) on Sept. 8.

McNairy County authorities prepare in event of disaster By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

McNairy County Emergency Management Director Rudy Moore spoke to a special fire department meeting of the Bethel Springs Mayor and Board of Aldermen last Thursday on how to prepare and respond to natural disasters. “Rudy takes care of what would happen if we had a bad tornado or an earthquake or some dreaded catastrophe, to know what to do—when to evacuate, where to go, who would be handling it...and I wanted him to explain to us how that works,” Mayor Kay Cox said about Moore’s role at the meeting. He told the board that the county has a basic emergency plan that follows federal and state guidelines and plans. The plan addresses 16 emergency services functions, including fire protection, law enforcement, communications, volunteers and recovery after the disaster has happened. “By no means can you take a book and say, ‘This is the ultimate way that we are going to do. It doesn’t work that way, but this is a guideline to coordinate and to access resources that you have and don’t have because part of this relies on state and federal aid. It’s a way to prioritize and coordinate, and get resources that you might need,” Moore said. Every incorporated area can either do its own plan or join the county plan, as Bethel Springs and other towns in the county have done. The county plan was last revised in 2010. Moore recalled the 2010 tornadoes. “For the most part, we were left on our own for a couple of days. With the weather patterns that were going on and the flooding, everybody was busy,” he said. “The thing I’m interested in is, say a tornado came through and hit us, and maybe hit Selmer. The first thing people are going to do is look to me—what to do, where to go? Do we need to evacuate if we’re having a flood? Now, what do I do?” Cox asked. “That’s a good question and there’s not a good answer to it...You take care of me, myself and I first,” Moore replied. He said in the 2010 storm that police and fire departments responded to calls, though things like trees in the roads did cause problems. “You have to do what your means permit,” he said. It takes a little time to get a grip on what’s going on to know what has to be done, Moore said. “Your adrenaline’s going good. I went to my office and worked with a flashlight, trying to figure out what had happened, what was going on and who was impacted and the injuries. That’s the main thing,” Moore said. Moore told the Mayor that in the event of a natural disaster she should come to her office, and if she has phone service, attempt to determine what has happened and who has been impacted.

“It’s hard to know, especially at three o’clock in the morning. No two are the same. You take it as it comes,” Moore said. In answer to a question by Cox on whether she or the Bethel Springs fire department should be in touch with Moore’s office, he said that the fire departments would be in touch with E 911 and would be responding to calls. In response to another question from Cox, Moore said that he, as well as the Selmer Fire Department, keeps a record of who has storm cellars in case they are trapped there. “Just give us a call and let us know what the address is, where it is and maybe a phone number,” Moore said. Moore said that during the 2010 storm that churches and other organizations stepped up and helped with food and other things. “I don’t know that you could plan for that,” Moore said. In response to question from the audience, Moore said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is not involved in food and shelter or debris-clearing for victims of natural disasters. He said that some scam artists pretend to be or affiliated with FEMA after natural disasters. “A lot of times when you have things going on in a disaster, you have people that come in and say, ‘I’m with FEMA. I’ll do this, Some of it is a ripoff. So, you’ve got to be careful about that,” Moore said. Moore said that outside utility companies that come in to help usually do so under a mutual aid agreement. In a disaster declared by the President, federal money is available to pay workers from these companies. Moore said that once local resources are exhausted, the state is the next source, followed by the federal government. In response to a question by Alderman Bobby Gray, Moore said the nearest chapter of the Red Cross was in Shiloh, which serves Hardin and McNairy County. “For the first 24 to 36 hours, you are on your own. You’d better have your own flashlights, food and water, for at least that long, maybe 48 hours, before you get help,” Bethel Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief David McCullar told the meeting. Selmer Fire Department Chief Anthony Carr said the recommended time had been increased to 72 hours. Moore said that three-fourths of the counties in the state were impacted by the 2010 storms. “Everybody was on their own,” he said. “I think everybody takes that for granted and they don’t have those supplies,” Cox said. “It’s hard for everybody to have a supply kit, but you do need to have a few things especially if you’re on medication,” Moore said. He added that people need to have a few days’ supply of any medication they are on. In response to a question by Shirley Williams, Moore said he could get people a checklist of


added bonus...a day off school. The cancellation was due to electrical problems at another school in the district, but the already charged atmosphere of the schools’ students was ramped up even further as the announcement was made. “We are pleased to learn that three of the Reward Schools are right here in McNairy County,” said Director of Schools Charlie Miskelly. “These honors point to the fact that we are on the right track, that hard work pays off and that exceptional performance is noticed and celebrated. We congratulated the students, teachers and administrators who are in the spotlight today.” Dr. Brian Jackson, Supervisor of Instruction, added that having three of the eight local schools or 38 percent earn inclusion on the list of Reward Schools helps to confirm the validity of the measures the district has implemented to ensure student success. “Our Reward Schools are being recognized today for both the academic achievement of students last school year and the value added growth of students from one school year to the next,” Jackson said. “We are pleased to see that the curriculum, instructional strategies, resources, structures, and methods being utilized by our administrators and teachers with our students are among the most effective in the state. It is very motivating to experience the reinforcement the Reward School distinction brings to our schools in McNairy County. Among McNairy’s neighboring counties, only one school, Chester County High School, was named to the Reward list. To learn more about the state’s accountability system visit

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what they might need in a natural disaster. He added that this information is also available from FEMA and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency’s web site. Cox said the city would get a copy and pass it out to people. “You never know from one minute to the next what’s going to happen,” she said. Cox said that the Bethel Springs Community Center could be used as an emergency shelter in

the event of a natural disaster. Moore added that other community centers are listed in the emergency plan as shelters. The McNairy County Emergency Management Agency office is located in the Courthouse. It’s telephone number is (731) 645-3195. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s web site is at The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency’s web site is at www.tnema. org.




Bethel seeks to revitalize volunteer fire department By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The Bethel Springs Mayor and Board of Aldermen held a special meeting last Thursday to discuss revitalizing the volunteer fire department. Mayor Kay Cox noted that Fire Chief David McCullar was sick for part of the year and then was injured, limiting his ability to be active in the department. “David’s volunteered for a long time, and he’s donated a lot of time as a first responder,” Cox said. “We’ve got to get organized again and find out who our volunteers are,” was how Cox described the task at hand. Cox said that dispatch called her and asked her if Bethel still had a fire department, that there was a rumor that it didn’t. Dispatch then asked Cox if she wanted the department to be paged if there was a fire and she said yes, but also to page someone else until they could get everything straight again. She recalled that they had a couple of house fires in Bethel, but the trucks wouldn’t start. McCullar has since bought new batteries for the trucks. McCullar revealed that there were presently seven people who have keys to the fire station. At one time, there were 20, he added. “This one wouldn’t work out, this one would leave and this one would leave,” McCullar said. Out of the seven, only McCullar and one other are usually available to respond to calls in daytime, he said. His wife, Gail is helping out by directing traffic. “Young men start when they are 18 or 19 years old and are not tied down. They think they want to be firemen and get into it. You might get a year or two out of them and they start dating, then they get married or get a job and move off somewhere else and will lose interest in it. It’s kind of like a constant revolving door,” is how McCullar described the problem of retaining firemen.

There are not a lot of employment opportunities for the young, which means they will be likely working somewhere other than Bethel, curbing their availability to fight fires in the daytime. Those who work the night shift may be asleep when calls come. For the retired, the challenge is that being a fireman is strenuous work, McCullar said. Training requirements are also rigorous. Firemen first have to take a 16-hour basic class. This is not so big a problem, because the Selmer Fire Department offers these classes. Also, since this requirement is relatively new, most current firefighters are grandfathered in. Within three years, firemen must complete a 64-hour class that includes live-burn training. The nearest place at present where that can be done is at the fire school in Nashville. “They need to be committed enough that they will stay around awhile,” McCullar said. McCullar said that some departments are complying with the requirements and some are not, and the state is not vigorously enforcing them, but sooner or later it will. “Somewhere down the road, young people are going to need to step up and take responsibility,” McCullar said. There is more to being a fireman than just fighting fires. In addition, they may have to check and maintain equipment, make sure batteries for pagers are not dead and other duties. “It’s an ongoing problem that has gotten worse over the past 10 or 15 years,” McCullar said about recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters. In response to a question from the Mayor, McCullar said that turnouts or uniforms can cost $1,200 apiece. He bought some uniforms with a grant a few years back, but because of turnover, they may be the wrong size for new recruits. Getting the firemen to meetings is also a problem, according to McCullar. “There have been times I have called meetings. Sometimes they show up and sometimes

Michie needs volunteer firemen By Janet Rail Publisher

Citizens voiced concerns to the mayor and board of aldermen of Michie last Monday regarding the lack of volunteer firemen for the city. “No one showed up at a fire, and I have no disrespect for the fire department, but I am concerned about this,” said Robert Dunn, local resident. “We need a campaign to get young people interested in our fire department. We don’t have coverage during the daytime, and the fire department has missed a lot of calls. I may go down at any time but want someone to answer the call if I do. I am concerned about the citizens of Michie and would like to see the fire department come back up,” said Keith Shadburn, a founding volunteer fireman. “We owe a lot to all volunteers that started this fire department. I’ve just signed up two people that moved here from Hardin County to be first responders. It is a matter of someone stepping up to the plate,” said Fire Chief Shirley Clark. “My Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is 9 because I live more than 1,000 feet off a fire hydrant. You have to be within 1,000 feet to get an ISO rating of 7,” said Dunn. Darryl Goodrum, County Fire Chief said it is county-wide and we need volunteers all over the county,” said Shadburn. According to Clark, the city has an average of 10-14 volunteers and will now have four who are first responders after she completes training on the two new recruits. Any citizen interested in becoming a volunteer fireman will receive training and only require an average of four hours of training monthly thereaf-

ter, gas reimbursement, and receive free gear. If interested call city of Michie and leave your name and number for Chief Clark. Volunteers need a clean driving record and must be 21 to drive a truck but can volunteer at a younger age to serve. “I work hard to get grant money to assure I can provide gear and training free to our volunteers,” said Clark. In new business, this reporter, addressed the board to clarify a question regarding a legal ad requested by previous Mayor Mike Glisson just prior to his resignation for a special called meeting. The board approved the July 23 meeting minutes. In old business, the board purchased a 2008 Kubota Zero Turn mower for $7,000 to replace the damaged one after receiving a check from TML Insurance for $5,700. Sale of surplus scrap metal to Ken’s Scrap Metal totaled $700 and will go into the general fund. The city received a signed insurance letter from John Shaw, previous water department manager requested by the board in order to complete his two, six month terms as consultant. Fire Chief Shirley Clark will be attending a technical assistance meeting on Sept. 6 at the Latta Building in Selmer required for the CDBG Michie Fire Protection Project Grant. City employee Janice Durbin is scheduled to graduate Feb. 13 with her Certified Municipal Financial Officer certification in Nashville. The city will advertise sealed bids on surplus items to be opened in the next meeting. A student, Henry Hymeman, of Northeast Community College, attended the meeting as a requirement of his government class.

they don’t. I’ve had meetings and people who lived just up the road when we’re having a meeting would drive up here and stop, then take off and go to town,” he said. “When you start volunteering and a person is not being paid, and especially the price of gas and how much equipment costs and how much they’re willing to spend. It’s not an easy world to live in anymore,” McCullar said. “Some people want to go where they’ve got the newest and nicest equipment. They want to go where all the pretty stuff is,” McCullar added. In response to a question from Cox, McCullar said that cities can allow their employees to volunteer for fire duty during working hours. If not, city employees can serve on their own time. It is difficult to schedule meetings, because of various other commitments that people have such as their children playing ball, McCullar said. Cox asked if members of other departments could respond to calls as individuals. McCullar replied that depends on the policy of the department. McCullar noted that VFIS insured the county department, while the cities were insured by the Tennessee Municipal League. Different insurers can mean different policies. He said that in general, if individual firefighters don’t clear it with the fire chief on the scene, they are not covered by insurance. “If they don’t do that, technically, they are on their own, from a legal standpoint,” McCullar said. If they do, it is still a gray area, legally, he said. Emergency Management Director Rudy Moore said that in the case of a structure fire, the nearest fire department is called, along with two backups. If no one answers, then other units will be called. “Freelancing, I don’t think works. You have to be dispatched before you’re covered,” Moore said. Moore and Selmer Fire Chief Anthony Carr noted that there is a county-wide mutual aid plan.

Adamsville moves forward on water project By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The Adamsville City Commission approved a resolution to move forward with the water rehabilitation project and to begin the bond issue process. The project will be financed by a $3.3 million loan and a $1.4 million grant from the Rural Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Approval for the project upon first reading was given by the commission at a special called meeting on Aug. 6. The interest rate for the loan is 2.75 percent and the term is 40 years. The loan payments should not cause the city to have to raise water rates, Alton Hethcoat of H & D Engineers told the earlier meeting. The project is probably two and one-half years from completion. There was some uncertainty about whether the resolution needed approval upon second reading. Unlike an ordinance, one reading is sufficient for approval of a resolution, according to Deputy City Clerk Glenda Anderson. However, the minutes of the called meeting said that the motion was to approve upon first reading. The commission approved the measure upon second reading, just in case it was necessary. The commission directed City Attorney Ken Seaton to draft a resolution authorizing the bond issue at the special called meeting. “Is this going to fix our problems?” Massey asked. “This will fix some of our problems, but it’s not going to fix every problem that we have. This is just moving forward, with the five-year, 10-year, 15-year work plan,” replied Public Works Director Paul W. Plunk. “If we don’t do this, what is our alternative plan?” Massey asked. “We are going to have to quit running water anywhere,” Plunk replied. Plunk added that the purpose of this project is to increase water pressure in order to get the Insurance Services Office rating down. This would tend to reduce premiums that homeowners pay for fire insurance. This project will increase water pressure by upgrading water pipes. Plunk said that the pumping station at Enville will be taken out of service as a part of the project. “If we don’t do this, what are we going to do? At some point, we are going to have to do something. We could pass it on to the next administration, but one day the city’s going to wake up with this problem, and what I hear you saying is that these

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grants don’t come that easy, these loans don’t come that easy and I think we would not be doing good business if we didn’t at least give it a second reading,” Massey said. The city will have to comply with lots of conditions before this deal is done and the bond issue is one of them, Seaton told the commission. In other news from Adamsville, McNairy County Board of Education Chairman Frank Lacey acknowledged at the joint County Commission-Board of Education question and answer session that the former owners of the property slated for the new Adamsville school conveyed only 17, rather than the 20 acres, as originally thought. They apparently kept the house and three acres. Leckner pledged at the meeting to obtain the additional acreage either from the original property or elsewhere. “This does not hold up the project in any way,” Leckner said. McNairy County Board of Education Chairman and Adamsville City Commissioner Frank Lacey said last Monday that the city is attempting to buy the land that was left out of the original purchase. He added that the proposed new school will fit on the 17 acres that the city has already purchased. In other news from the meeting, the commission passed an ordinance to rezone property owned by Ricky Austin on North Magnolia Street from R-2 to R-1A on second reading at its Aug. 21 meeting. Both are residential zonings but according to Adamsville Code Enforcement Officer Danny Daniels, lot sizes are larger in an R-2 zone and 2-family dwellings, apartments and townhouses are allowed in this zone. Only single-family dwellings are allowed in an R-1A zone. Mobile homes are allowed in neither, only in an R-3 zone. The rezoning now becomes law. The commission also voted on first reading to rename Church Street to Coffman Street in honor of the Coffman family. There are no addresses that will need to be changed, Mayor David Leckner told the meeting.. Also in new business, the commission approved a planning contract with Nelson-Thornton. The $6,800 annual fee is the same the city paid the firm last year and the state the year before that. Tommy Morris cast the lone vote against the contract, with Mayor David Leckner, Vice-Mayor Matt Wood and Commissioners Frank Lacey and Mark Massey voting yes. City Administrator Steve Simon announced that Julia Stevens is the new Curator of the Buford Pusser Home and Museum. Stevens has extensive experience working in the tourism industry. “We are excited that she’s here,” Simon said.


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“We do have a system in place and it’s actually worked pretty well,” Carr added. McCullar said that volunteer fire departments typically have 15 people, but really need 30. Cox said that the city was waiting to get the money from a grant they have been awarded to purchase a new fire truck. McCullar said he was hearing a lot of complaints about insurance. He said that as losses go up, Insurance Services Office ratings go up, meaning either premiums for fire policies go up or companies do not want to write policies for that area. For instance, places with an ISO rating of nine or 10 are far from fire stations. Bethel Springs has an ISO rating of eight inside the city limits, but the rating varies from nine to 10 outside city limits. He added that some companies do not use ISO ratings to set premiums, but do so based on losses by zip code. Government polices can also present difficulties for fire departments. For instance, if the Occupational Health and Safety Administration can sue them if firemen are injured while not wearing proper equipment. Williams asked what are the specific qualifications for a firefighter. “It depends on what job you are going to do. You need to have good health, you don’t need to be afraid of stuff and you need to be willing to get up at one o’clock or two o’clock in the morning on a winter day and go and stay for two or three hours and then go home and take a shower and then go to work for eight hours and be willing to take the training classes that they require now,” McCullar replied. “A volunteer fire department saves the community millions of dollars every year,” McCullar observed. Carr said that driver training for the fire trucks is taught at Selmer for $2 per person. “We don’t make a dime off of it,” he said. Carr, also said that they have a grant and are going to try to get the training center in Selmer certified for live-burn training.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE SELMER ZONING ORDINANCE AND OFFICIAL ZONING MAP Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Mayor and Alderman on consideration of the following amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and the Official Zoning Map: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TEXT OF THE SELMER MUNICIPAL ZONING ORDINANCE REDUCING THE MINIMUM LOT AREA FOR SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS IN R-2D (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL/DUPLEX) DISTRICTS FROM 6,000 SQUARE FEET TO 5,000 SQUARE FEET AS WELL AS AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF SELMER, TENNESSEE TO REZONE THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY PARCEL 8.00, GROUP C, ON MCNAIRY COUNTY TAX MAP 89C LOCATED BETWEEN PHARR AVENUE AND WARREN AVENUE ALONG NORTH SEVENTH STREET FROM R-2 (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) TO R-2D (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL/ DUPLEX) The hearing will be held pursuant to the provisions of Sections 13-7-203 Tennessee Code Annotated. Said hearing will be held at the meeting of the Mayor and Alderman on September 11th, 2012, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Selmer City Hall. Copies of the proposed ordinance are available for review at City Hall. David Robinson Mayor




Adamsville’s Main Street Music Fest AiM opens Brooms exhibit adds events for this year’s celebration By Amanda Lowrance Staff Writer

The 2012 Main St. Music Fest will hit Main Street of Adamsville this Saturday for a Labor Day weekend you’ll never forget. Sponsored by the Adamsville Partnership, this organization is made up of people with a vested interest in the City of Adamsville and has a sole purpose to promote the resources to improve the city. Last year’s event was a great success and this year the organization has welcomed new ideas. “We estimated our number to almost the equivalent to the number of people in our town last year – if not more,” said Toni Watson, President for the Adamsville Partnership. One of the new main attractions is a burger cookoff. Anyone is welcome to register and prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. The grand prize winner will have registration fee returned. “Where’s the Beef?” they ask. “Many people take pride in their grilling or hamburger preparation and it File Photo seems there is a void for such a competition. We thought our community would Entertainers take the stage at the Main Street Music Festival last year. This year’s festival will bring entertainment for kids, karaoke, eating and dance conenjoy a hamburger competition.” Teams will be allowed to cook for tests, line dancing, a variety of bands and more to downtown Adamsville. family and friends but will not be able Rain from Hurricane Isaac is forecastto sell any of the burgers. For more rules pleasant day.” Beginning at 9:30 a.m. there will be ed to make its way into the Mid-South and information, visit them on the web at opening remarks from Mayor David later this week, and could put a damper “I think it will be an enjoyable day. Leckner, entertainment for kids, karaoke, on the plans. According to event coordiWe have activities for all age levels, food, eating and dance contests, line dancing, nators, if rain interrupts, they will simply vendors with different types of crafts, and and a variety of bands and musicians will pack up and wait for the sun to shine again. it’s close to home. So it should be a very be performing throughout the day.

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Arts in McNairy opened its Artistry & Industry: Brooms and Broom Makers of McNairy County exhibit at the McNairy County Visitor’s & Cultural Center last Sunday. The local broom crafting tradition is exceedingly rich, extending back more than 100 years and in some cased through three or four generations of the same family. It is in fact, one of McNairy County’s oldest continuously practiced trades. It is carried on today by master craftsmen Jack Martin and James Robbins who’s work is on display. The exhibit pays homage to this tradition with a display of antique brooms, broom making machines, tools photos, interpretive panels and other related items.

Three-car accident on Selmer Ramer Road leaves one injured

Staff Photos by Christen Coulon

A three car accident on Selmer Ramer Road last Thursday left wreckage over a 150 yard section of the road and left one area woman injured. Finger in a 2000 Ford Focus. By Janet Rail Lamberth said that Marbry crossed the center line and struck Hughes causing the car to spin around Publisher and hit a third vehicle, a 2011 Kia Soul, driven by Regina Steadman of Ramer, which was also traveling A three car accident on Selmer Ramer Road west of Highway 45 last Thursday left one person in- eastbound. Marbry had two children in the vehicle in car seats and was cited for driving over the center line and jured. According to Tennessee Highway Patrolman Kennie Lamberth, Antonio Hughes of Ramer was with no insurance. Hughes was also cited for no drivers license and no insurance. Steadman was the only person injured and was transferred to McNairy Regional Hospital for treatdriving westbound near 5788 Selmer Ramer Road in a 2001 Ford Crowne Victoria when he was struck by a second vehicle traveling eastbound on Selmer Ramer Road driven by Sasha Marbry of ment.

McNairy County foreclosures fall sharply in July By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

There were 4 foreclosures in McNairy County in July, according to RealtyTrac. This was down from 14 in April and down 21 in May 2011. This number was the lowest since the Independent Appeal has been keeping records in May 2011. This represented a rate of 1 foreclosure in 2,983 homes. This was down from June’s rate of 1 in 852 and the May 2011 rate of 1 in 1,170. This low number was partially influenced by the fact that numbers were unavailable for Selmer, Michie, Finger, Stantonville and Guys. However, the number either held steady or fell sharply in the towns where comparisons could be made. Adamsville had two foreclosures, Bethel and

Ramer each had one. The number of foreclosures in Bethel Springs was down from six in June and unchanged in Ramer from the previous month. Comparisons could not be made for Adamsville because numbers were not available for June. Bethel Springs’ foreclosure rate decreased from 1 in 583 to 1 in 1,750 from the previous month. Ramer’s foreclosure rate was unchanged from 1 in 1,282 homes in June. There were 152 homes listed for sale in July, up from 137 in June and from 9 in July 2011. There were 26 bank-owned properties, down from 34 in June and 85 in May 2011. The asking price and selling price for houses moved towards each other over the past month. The average sales price was a little over

$71,960 in July, up from $59,115 in June. The average list price was $82,763, down from $124,444 the previous month. With six foreclosures, Chester and Hardeman Counties had the lowest of surrounding counties. Hardin County was close behind with seven. At 1 foreclosure in 1,992 homes, Hardin had the lowest rate, followed by Hardeman at 1 in 1,809 and Chester with a foreclosure rate of 1 in 1,163. Tennessee had 2,025 foreclosures down from 2,510 in June and 2.376 in May 2011. The foreclosure rate in Tennessee was 1 in 1,389 down from 1 in 1,120 in June and 1 in 1,170 in May 2011. Nationally, housing starts for single family homes in July were at an annual rate of 502,000,

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down 6.5 percent from the revised June figure of 537,000, according to a joint news release from the U. S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Existing home sales grew 2.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.47 million in July from 4.37 million in June and are 10.5 percent above the 4.05 million unit level of July 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors. The national median existing-home price was $187,300, up from 9.4 percent from July 2011. There has now been five consecutive monthly increases from a year earlier. The last time this happened was from January to May 2006. The July gain was the strongest since January 2006, when the median price rose 10.2 percent from a year earlier.

Pickwick Electric Cooperative’s Annual Membership Meeting Thursday, September 6 McNairy Central High School Activities start at 4:30 p.m. Business meeting starts at 7 p.m. Displays, food, entertainment, door prizes Party jumpers for the kids; Free hot dogs and soft drinks Entertainment will be provided by the Southern Harmony Quartet starting at 5 p.m. Each of the first 350 members to register will receive a ShedRain golf umbrella bearing the PEC logo. Please join us as we celebrate 77 years of service to our community.

The Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance to very low-income persons. Tennessee Housing Development Agency administers the program in many counties. Pre-applications are being accepted on 9/1/2012 from 6:00 a.m. to 9/7/2012 at 11:59 p.m. for the Housing Choice Voucher program in McNairy County. All applicants must be income-eligible to qualify. Please note that our pre-application process has changed. Pre-applications are taken on line with any computer with internet access through Click on the link to the Rental Assistance Housing Choice Voucher page and follow the directions. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation, please call the Selmer field office at (731)645-6731. A TDD line is available for the hearing impaired at 615-532-2894. All pre-applications must be submitted on the THDA website. No pre-applications are to be given out, received in person, or by mail.

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Volume 110, Number 15, Wednesday, August 29, 2012

McNAIRY VOICES Are you going to River Run this year? Why or Why not?


If a fun and relaxed read is what you are after, look elsewhere, because The Road is not the one. I was depressed and worried while reading- and I loved every minute of it. A father and son travel on foot through post-apocalypse America. They have nothing but a pistol and a few scavenged items to eat. The cold is indescribable and everything around is gray and ashy. Their only hope is surviving the cold as well as any other human being who might attack them along their way. They slowly and dangerously make their way to the coast, where the father hopes the two of them MOORE will find better days. Cormac Mccarthy is one of the most The Road gifted writers of all time. The Road is written with very few words between Cormac McCarthy the father and child, and that is the 241 pages very reason I felt the gray, bleak silence Pub: Sept. 26, 2006 engulf me as I read. The characters are Knopf Doubleday painted beautifully as good guys, and even though the child has never lived in a world as we have now, he is unbelievably positive and loving. In a world that is utterly, blindingly hopeless, the boy looks for the good in the people they meet, while the father thinks only of survival and guarding his son. After reading The Road, I had an unrelenting desire to stock up on water, ammo and a large tanker of fuel. My brother says the book is about hope and finding joy in the most bleak moments. Well, maybe I am just a glass half empty girl, but I was left with a nagging sense of terror. After reading this I decided then and there I would not want to be among those left after a nuclear fallout. McCarthy has flawless writing capabilities. His words alone are simple, but descriptions of the surrounding landscape are like poetry, even though the world around the father and son is ugly and stark. I read this a few years back, but it is not one that leaves me. Anyone reading The Road will agree, the nameless characters linger long after the last page.

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“I usually go to River Run every year. Darryl’s one of my pickin’ friends. I go every year because I like to hear country music.”

“I’m not planning on it. What I’ve always heard is there is big crowd. I wouldn’t fight the traffic for it.”

“Yes. There’s some good music there this year.”

“I will not be going simply because of the congested parking. I would enjoy the music. I would enjoy the atmosphere. I think it’s a wonderful thing, but because of the parking, I will not be going.”

“Yes, sir. I’ve been for the past few years. I really enjoy seeing all the country music artists. It’s a great place to go right close to Selmer and I really enjoy the cause.”

“No, I’m not going because I just really can’t see spending that kind of money to go when I need so many other things.”

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

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50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK First Bale Ginned At Finger Saturday The first bale of cotton to be reported to The Independent and Consumer Guide office was phoned in by Finger Gin owner Robert Nash, last Saturday. The first bale of the season was picked off and a half acres of a 30-acre patch, owned by J.O. Mitchell. The bale weighed 549 pounds. Before ginning the cotton weighed 1350 pounds. Limited Duck season this fall There will be a duck shooting season in Tennessee this fall. Dr. L. R. Dudney, Chairman of the State Game and Fish Commission, announces that firing may legally begin on noon, Dec. 6 and continue until sunset of that day. Thereafter, shooting hours will be from 8 a.m. Until 2 p.m. through December 30. There will be a split season on geese. The first part of the season extends from November to November 21, 1962. Shooting hours will be3 from sunrise to sunset. The second part of the goose season will be from noon, December 6, 1962 and continue until sunset of that day. Thereafter, shooting hours will be form sunrise to sunset through January 13, 1963.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR For years, Michie Elementary and Ramer Elementary schools have had to make do with relatively slow Internet connectivity—less than 5 megabits per second of bandwidth—while most of the other schools in the district enjoy a super-fast 100 megabits per second. To put that in layman’s terms, the latter is capacity large enough to download a music album in seconds and an entire high-definition movie in a few minutes. The bandwidth discrepancy at Michie and Ramer is due to locations that make the installation costs of a fiber-optic upgrade far too cost-prohibitive. That is, until now. Back in May, representatives of McNairy County Schools and ENA, the district’s managed network service provider, approached Pickwick Electric Cooperative about installing fiber-optic transmission lines at the two schools. The district and ENA believed the utility had the expertise to do the project and hoped the local company would be interested in taking the project on. Pickwick agreed and the build-out is scheduled to be complete by early October. “The district is just elated that this project is finally

coming together. ENA has been trying very hard for several years to find a way to make this possible. We are ecstatic that two great companies like Pickwick Electric and ENA have come together to serve the students of McNairy County. Our schools rely on state-of-the-art technology such as this. This is great news for the students and educators at Michie and Ramer. “Networks and high-speed bandwidth are essential to schools today,” explained David Pierce, ENA’s CEO. “The tools for efficient operations and effective instruction run on high-speed networks. They make applications such as streaming media, distance learning, videoconferencing, 1:1 computing, Bring Your Own Device and other critical and emerging learning initiatives possible. As a partner to McNairy County education for the past 16 years, we are simply delighted to help Michie and Ramer elementary schools achieve this significant leap in service.” Karl Dudley, president of Pickwick Electric, said he and his company could not agree more. “We’ve been serving this community since 1935. As a local coopera-

tive, nothing matters more to us than the quality of life and well-being of our citizens—and that’s especially true of our children. Joining this project was a very easy decision to make.” The McNairy County Public Schools technology department has worked to stay ahead of the ever-growing Internet usage demands of its students and educators by periodically upgrading the district’s network. With each upgrade, the affected schools received higher bandwidth capable of carrying more data, faster. These upgrades have been implemented since 1995 with the help of Nashville-based ENA, the leading education-focused managed network service provider in the country. In 2003, the district created a wireless network across the county for all of its schools, placing receivers atop structures such as one of the county’s water towers, the Pickwick Tower on Michie Pebble Hill Road and even the courthouse. The following year, two T1 lines were installed at Michie Elementary and Ramer Elementary and three Frame T1s were installed at the McNairy County Schools Board of Education for egress out to the Inter-

net. Later that summer a fiber-optic wide area network (WAN) implementation was completed that connected the board of education, Adamsville Elementary, Adamsville Jr./Sr. High, Bethel Springs Elementary, McNairy Central High, Selmer Elementary and Selmer Middle. In 2006, the egress was converted to fiber optic and a year later both Michie Elementary and Ramer Elementary received an additional T1 line. Four years ago, most of the schools in the district transitioned their telephone systems from traditional copper lines to Voice over Internet Protocol, which delivers voice communications over the district’s network and the Internet. Technology constantly advances, and so must we. High-speed bandwidth and networks aren’t nice to have, they’re necessary to have. Communication, collaboration, research, discovery—these happen over our network and the Internet. We owe it to our students to give them the tools they need for success in the 21st century. Terry Burns, Technology Coordinator McNairy County Schools

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 • 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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Nola Jean Hurst Brock

Maurice Frank Hamm

Bonnie Chason Michael

Nola Jean Hurst Brock was born April 27, 1945 in McNairy County, Tenn., the daughter of the late James (Jim) Wesley Hurst and Norine Kingsley Hurst. Nola was united in marriage to Preston Smith, who preceded her in death on October 4, 1982. She was later married to James Brock, who preceded her in death on June 9, 1998. Mrs. Brock was formerly employed as a seamstress for Slant and Slant. She enjoyed sewing, shopping, and loved her pets. Mrs. Brock departed this life on August 20, 2012 in Bethel Springs, Tennessee at the age of 67 years, 3 months, 24 days. She is survived by three daughters: Nola Louise Farris and husband Anthony of Selmer, Tenn., Vickie Barnett and husband Steven of Guntown, Miss., and Ann (Smith) Waller and husband Billy of Tupelo, Miss.; a son, Chad Smith of Knoxville, TN; five grandchildren: T. J. Barnett, Robbie Barnett, Junior Barnett, Ashley Farris, and Carolyn Waller; five great-grandchildren: Alex Barnett, Lexy Barnett, Charles Anthony Woods, Christopher (Tater) Ethridge, and Ava Marie Barnett; a sister, Emma Wilbanks of Stantonville, Tenn.; two brothers, Bill Hurst and wife Betty of Henderson, Tenn. and Leon Hurst and wife Lois of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; special friends and loved ones Dan Puckett, Linda Keele, and Bob Puckett, all of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her parents and two husbands, Mrs. Brock was preceded in death by three brothers: Raymond Hurst, Junior Hurst, and Robert Hurst. Services were held on August 22, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Tony Polk officiating. Burial was in the Bethesda Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.

Maurice Frank Hamm passed away Friday, August 24, 2012, at age of 84. He was born on March 19, 1928 in Selmer, Tennessee where he was raised. His parents were William Newton Hamm and Clarice Jones Hamm of Selmer, Tennessee. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Jennings Hamm, and brother, William Olan Hamm. He leaves his wife, Linda Kirk Hamm; 3 sons, James Douglas (Doug) Hamm (Knoxville, TN), Clarence Stanley Kirk (Franklin, TN), and Bailey Dallas Kirk (Baton Rouge, LA); 2 daughters, Laura Lynn (Laurie) Hamm Bond (Cordova, TN) and Anne Eugenia (Gina) Hamm-Harris (Middleton, TN); 11 grandchildren, Jeb Bond and Tommy Bond (Earle, AR), Colton and Brilee Hamm (Richland, WA), Merry Ellen, Christina, Hunter, and Elizabeth Kirk (Franklin, TN), and Justin, Cecile and Natalie Kirk (Baton Rouge, LA). He graduated from Selmer High School in 1946 and served in the Army Air Force in Japan until 1949. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) where he majored in Forestry. He worked for three decades for the Woodlands Division of Tennessee Pulp & Paper Company in Counce, Tennessee. He was the first president of the Tennessee Forestry Association. He was also a founding member of Selmer Golf & Country Club and enjoyed playing golf with his friends. Civic responsibilities were important to Mr. Hamm. At the time of his death, he was secretary of the McNairy County Airport Authority and served on the McNairy County Economic Development Committee. He served on the first Shiloh Regional Landfill Committee. He served two terms as a McNairy County Commissioner and two terms as Selmer City Alderman and was a long-time chairman of the McNairy County Election Commission. Mr. Hamm was a member of First Baptist Church in Selmer where he was a choir member, past Deacon, and past chairman of the Finance Committee. He was an avid fan of all things LSU, especially football, and was a proud member of the LSU Alumni Association. His favorite spot, besides McNairy County, was Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge during football season, Geaux Tigers! Words cannot describe how he will be truly missed by all. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Max Walker officiating. Interment followed in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Pallbearers were Tommy Burton, Lonnie Taylor, Bob Sibley, Chris Tull, David Robinson, and Ted Moore. Honorary bearers were member of his men’s Sunday School Class. Memorials may be made to Selmer First Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.

Bonnie Chason Michael was born to Hollis Chason and Mildred Brinson Chason on May 30, 1955 in Whigham, GA. She was a 1973 graduate of Whigham High School and was employed with the State of Florida for several years before moving to Tennessee. Bonnie was diagnosed with diabetes in early childhood and subsequently faced many serious health related challenges throughout her adult life. She never complained and faced those challenges with courage. Bonnie loved her dogs and considered them as children. She loved shopping, spending time with her friends Pat and Floyd, and was a wonderful cook. She was a member of El Bethel Baptist Church in Whigham, GA and attended First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs, Tenn. Mrs. Michael departed this life on August 20, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 57 years, 2 months, 21 days. Survivors include her husband Alfred R. Michael, Jr. of Selmer, Tenn.; two sons, Chuck Michael and companion Angelia of Horn Lake, Miss. and Robbie Michael of Selmer, Tenn.; seven grandchildren: Stephanie, David, Roo, Joseph, Cynthia, Trace, and Kelsey; a great-grandchild, Aria; parents, Hollis and Mildred Chason of Whigham, GA; three sisters: Gloria Pyles and husband Tommy of Cairo, GA, Mary Porter and husband Bobby of Cairo, GA, and Lisa Calhoun and husband Hunter of Bainbridge, GA; two brothers, Wallace Chason and wife Anita of Whigham, GA and Keith Chason of Whigham, GA; sister-in-law, Doris Rines of Senatobia, MS; three brothers-in-law: Floyd Michael and wife Pat of Selmer, Tenn., Ron Michael of Selmer, TN, and Jay Starks and wife Cathy of Bartlet, Tenn.; a host of nieces and nephews; and her two dogs Smokey and Sassy. She was preceded in death by grandparents, John H. and Annie L. Chason and Hansel and Maggie Brinson and sisterin-law, Pam Chason. Services were held on August 23, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Ben Martin officiating. Burial followed in the Sulphur Springs Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.

Patricia Gayle Blakely Patricia Gayle Blakely was born September 6, 1952 in Selmer, Tenn., the daughter of Willie Burlene Pickens Hollingsworth and the late Harold J. Hollingsworth. Ms. Blakely was a cook at several local restaurants in the Adamsville area. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed cooking for her family as well as others, working in her flower gardens, and traveling. She always had a smile for strangers and friends. She was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church in Adamsville, Tennessee. Ms. Blakely departed this life on August 20, 2012 in Adamsville, Tennessee at the age of 59 years, 11 months, 14 days. She is survived by her mother, Burlene Hollingsworth of Adamsville, Tenn.; companion, Sammie Maness of Adamsville, Tenn.; two sons, Chris Blakely of Adamsville, Tenn., Chad Blakely and wife Daphne of Adamsville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Dakota and Angelina Blakely of Adamsville, Tenn.; a brother, Danny Hollingsworth and wife Tammy of Adamsville, Tenn.; niece, Holly Hollingsworth of Adamsville, Tenn.; two nephews, Wesley and Harley Hollingsworth both of Adamsville, Tenn.; host of extended family and friends. Services were held on August 22, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville in Adamsville, Tennessee, with Bro. Phil Mitchell officiating. Burial followed in the Adamsville Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.

Arvis Wayne Harris Arvis Wayne Harris was born November 2, 1933 in McNairy County, Tenn., the son of the late Richard Garland and Iva Dee Droke Harris. He was united in marriage to Mary Frances Taylor on July 6, 1959. He was a an U.S. Army Veteran, Baptist in faith and retired from Caterpiller. Mr. Harris departed this life on August 26, 2012 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 78 years, 9 months, 24 days. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Frances Harris of Adamsville, TN; a daughter, Linda Bello and husband Victor of Hobert, IN; a son, Ricky Harris of Adamsville, TN; two brothers, Weldon Harris and wife Wanda of Adamsville, TN, and Winford Harris and wife Sue of Savannah, TN; four grandchildren, Jesse Bello, Jonah Bello, Tiffany Harris and Mary Beth Harris; two great grandchildren, Candice Harris and Seth Harris. In addition to his parents, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Harris. Services were held on August 29, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville, Tennessee, with Bro. Bill McCall officiating. Burial followed in the Ledbetter Cemetery at Hardin County, Tennessee.

Santiago Hernandez Santiago Hernandez was born on November 16, 1982 in San Bernardino, CA. He was a member of the Solitude Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Hernandez departed this life on August 22, 2012 in at the age of 29 years, 9 months, 6 days. He is survived by his wife Celinda Marie (Kelley) Hernandez of Adamsville, Tenn.; a daughter, Beth Love Hernandez; a son, Trevor Lee; his mother, Luz Hernandez of Amarillo, TX; stepmother, Patricia Cruz of Shiloh, Tenn.; second mother, Teresa Bogle of Shiloh, Tenn.; two brothers, Jose Juarez of Amarillo, TX and Michael Lee Hernandez of Amarillo, TX; grandmothers, Shelby Kellen of Shiloh, TN and Margarita Hernandez of Amarillo, TX; uncle and aunt, Bart and Susan Townsend and family of Selmer, TN; aunt, Cindy Watson of Amarillo, TX; uncles, Santiago Hernandez and James Hernandez both of Amarillo, TX, LeRoy Kellen of Shiloh, TN, Jeff Kellen of Lexington, TN; best friends, Jason Davis, Woody and Aaron Odell; a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Hernandez was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Lynn Mayo. Please call Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer, 731-645-3481, for arrangement information.

In loving Memory

James Neal Nold, Sr. 5/19/1969 – 9/3/2011

Christine Walker Anderson Christine Walker Fisackerly Anderson, 92, of Jonesboro, went to be with our Lord Thursday, August 23, 2012 at NEA Baptist Medical Center. She attended Northside Christian Ministries Church and loved reading her Bible and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and playing cards. Christine was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Anderson; her son David Anderson; one brother Boyce Fisackerly; and two sisters Dell Christensen and Earlyne Christensen. Christine is survived by one son Ronnie Anderson of Lebanon, Tennessee; three daughters, Sherrie Patrick of Jonesboro, Virginia Anderson of Oklahoma, and Christine Leilani Adams of Jonesboro; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren and numerous friends. Memorial services will be Saturday, September 1st at Northside Christian Ministries Church in Jonesboro at 10:00 a.m. with Eldon Richardson officiating. Another memorial service will be in Selmer, Tennessee on September 15th at the First Christian Church of Selmer with Jim Adkins officiating. Any memorials that wished to be made, the family ask they be made to Northside Christian Ministries Church.

Mitzi Lynn Williams Mitzi Lynn Williams departed this life on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at the age of 28 years and 29 days. Mitzi Lynn was born in Selmer, Tennessee on July 26, 1984, the daughter of Dennis Wayne Williams and Pamela Jean Douglas Davis. She lived and grew up in Adamsville, Tennessee. Mitzi Lynn graduated Adamsville High School with a 3.2 grade point average, played flute in the band and won 3 state championships. After graduation she moved to Martin, Tennessee for a short period of time were she had worked at EW James. Mitzi Lynn had also worked for WalMart in Savannah, Tennessee and the Dodge Store in Ripley, Mississippi were she was presently living. She loved spending time with her family and always had a smile. Mitzi Lynn is survived by her father, Dennis Williams and wife Ruby of Morris Chapel, Tennessee; mother, Pamela Davis of Selmer, Tennessee; sisters, Casey Williams Jerrolds of Stantonville, Tennessee, Kandi Williams of Morris Chapel, Tennessee, Amanda Ward Savannah, Tennessee and Tonya Burks of Morris Chapel, Tennessee; nieces, Jena Jerrolds, Jessica Jerrolds, Kaitlyn Ward, Grace Ward and Anna Ward; nephew, Caleb Williams. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, June Nell and Sanders Williams, Dorthy Morgan Douglas Davis and Archie Douglas. Services will be held on August 26, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah, Tennessee, with Casey Burks officiating. Burial will follow in the Milledgeville Cemetery at Milledgeville, Tennessee.

Daddy, I sleep with the night light on just in case you come home, you can kiss me goodnight. I love you! It seems like it’s been a lifetime without you. I see you on the front of my binder everyday, so I carry you around with me at school. You are my guardian angel that is in heaven. I know that you only wanted the best for me so that’s why I do and try my very best at everything. When I lost you, I lost the only man I could every trust. (You know the saying, “A girl’s daddy is the only man she can always trust.”) You were the best dad God could ever give me. There is not ever going to be another man that could replace you. You always told me I was the most beautiful and best daughter you could have ever asked for. I miss you more and more every day. And yes, I wish you were here, but now you haven’t got any pain and your leg isn’t broken, but not for one second do I wish you were back with me suffering, now I do wish you were back with no suffering. I wish every day I would have told you more that I loved you and that I would have spent more time with you!! I love you and miss you too mamma!!! Ya’ll are the reason I have the strength to do what I do. “Fly high, daddy.” Always your little girl, Edith Nold I’ve been a walking heartache, I’ve made a mess of me. The person I’ve been lately ain’t who I wanna be, but you stay here right beside me, watch as the storm blows through and I need you. ‘Cause “GOD” gave me you for the ups and downs, “GOD” gave me you for the days of doubt, and for when I think I’ve lost my way. There are no words here left to say, it’s true, “GOD” gave me you. “GOD” couldn’t have ever picked such a great man to be my husband because he knew I need you. There’s never been a moment that I have ever regretted you being my husband or that I loved you with all my heart and soul. I know “GOD” had reason to take you on Sept. 3, 2011 and it had been 8 years since my mom (Linda K. Cossar Doles) died Sept. 3, 2003. It’s 9 years since I lost her and now it’s been a year since losing you. I love you more and more each day. With “GOD” all things are possible. Your loving wife, Cindy Nold The whole loving Nold family is missing you and Jeffery Lynn Nold. Losing you both has been very hard on all of us. Your loving family, The whole Nold family


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community events • Legacy Hopice Art Contest Legacy Hospice will be holding an art contest. We would like children to share their vision of what they think they will see in heaven. The participant may use crayons, pencils, markers, or paint to create their illustration. We encourage independent work on each picture and require the child’s parents or guardian to sign the back in the space provided so we can have consent to use the art to inspire others. We will be framing and hanging the illustration in our office and plan to reproduce the print. The winner will receive a t-shirt with their art printed on it as well as a movie party pack that will include popcorn, candy and drinks as well as a gift card that may be used to purchase their movie of choice. We would like the winner to be featured in local papers so everyone can see who created the design on the t-shirts that the Legacy Staff will be waring in the future. The winner will be notified by Nov. 1, 2012. Please return entries no later than Oct. 15, 2012 to Legacy Hospice, 137 Cypress Ave., Selmer, TN 38375. You may also call (731) 646-1213 to make arrangments for a staff member to pick up your entries.

August 31

• McNairy Co. Democrats The monthly meeting of the McNairy Co. Democratic Party will be Friday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. There will be discussion of the upcoming caucus and a nominee for the circuit court clerk position. The 1st and 4th Districts will be hosting a barbeque dinner. Donations at the door for the building fund will be appreciated.

September 1

• Rose Creek School Reunion Rose Creek School Reunion will be Saturday, September 1st at the Rose Creek Fire Department from 10 a.m. until ? with a potluck lunch at 12 noon. Come bring your family, a covered dish, and old pictures and enjoy a day of visitation and fun. • Tennessee State Park 75th Anniversary Big Hill Pond State Park will be celebrating the Tennessee State Park 75th Anniversary on Saturday, September 1, hosting a 5k walk/ run beginning at 9 a.m. Immediately following the run, we will be serving cake and homemade ice cream for all participants and park visitors. Cost is free for everyone. The top three runners for men, women, and youth will receive trophies. So come on out to Big Hill Pond State Park and celebrate Tennessee State Parks 75th anniversary with us this Labor Day weekend. Souvenirs will be on sale in the Park Visitor’s Center. Please register by calling the Big Hill Pond State Park at (731) 645-7967 or (731) 645-8433 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Register by Tuesday, Aug. 28. • Adamsville Main Street MusicFest Adamsville Main Street MusicFest will be on Saturday, September 1, from 9:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. featuring local bands, the 240 Loop Band, a dance contest, children's activities, hamburger cooking contest, Big Whack eating contest, vendors, and much more.

September 1

• Purdy Square Dance We have not quit! Dancing is still in full swing the first Saturday night of each month. The next Purdy Square Dance will be on Saturday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Purdy Community Center. Ronnie Whitten and friends will provide the music. Come out and have a great time. Everyone is invited. Concessions will be available. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and over. For more information, call 645-3809.

September 2

• Bethel Springs School Reunion/Alumni Sunday, Sept.2nd, the Bethel Springs Reunion/Alumni will assemble at 11 a.m., BSES Cafeteria, to share memories, food, fun, fellowship and great music. The graduating class of 1962, “The Golden Bethel Rebels”, will be honored this year, which marks their 50th year. Bobbie Burgess Randolph will be the guest speaker. Bring a covered dish.  Since Bethel Springs School likes to lay claim to some of Elvis Presley’s fame, the School wishes to honor him for the 35-year anniversary of his death. Tommy Turner, who has portrayed the King of Rock & Roll all over the USA, will be performing as Elvis for the gathering. All former and current students/teachers are encour-

court briefs Raymond Gegner – Reckless endangerment, deadly weapon involved – Dismiss on payment of costs. Good behavior for 6 months. Supervised probation. Richard W. Spencer – Drive with license suspended/canceled/revoked – Dismiss on payment of costs. Def had DL, case is too old to prosecute. Supervised probation. Richard W. Spencer – Registration expired – Dismiss on payment of costs. Mindy S. Parrott – Theft of merchandise, shoplifting – Fined costs. Sentenced to time served plus 40 hours community service. Restitution is none. Supervised probation. Brian K. Null – Assault, attempt – Fined costs. Sentenced to 7 days. Restitution to remain open. Probation of 90 days to being on 8/23/12 Sammy L. Flatt – Domestic assault – Fined costs. Sentenced to 11 days. Supervised probation. Joseph W. Knight – Schedule IV Drugs: MFG, DEL, SELL, POSS – Fined $250 and costs. Sentenced to 10 days. Supervised probation. Alcohol/drug evaluation. – Simple possession, casual exchange – Fined $750 and costs. Sentenced to

10 days. Supervised probation. Alcohol/drug evaluation. –Possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, attempt – Fined $150 and costs. Sentenced to 10 days. Supervised probation. Alcohol/drug evaluation. Patrick Butler – Theft of property $1,000-$10,000 – Bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim hearing. – Vandalism $1,000-$10,000 –Bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim hearing – Criminal trespass – Bound over to grand jury, waiving prelim hearing. Stephanie A. Waldrop – Driving while license revoked – Dismiss on payment of costs. Supervised probation. Defendant has valid DL Dorvious T. Andrews – DUI: first offense – Fined $350, costs of $705.73, 14 days, supervised probation, drug and alcohol avaluation and counseling and rehabilitation. Not drive in TN for 1 year. Joseph W. Knight – Simple possession, casual exchange – Fined $250 and costs. Sentenced to 10 days. Supervised probation. Alcohol/drug evaluation. Marcee R. Ayres – Prohibited: sel alcohol beverages to under 21, empl alien, conv. Fel – Dismiss on payment of costs. Only one costs. Supervised probation.– Hours alcoholic

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aged to attend. The graduating class, 1969 from Bethel High School, is especially encouraged to attend. If each one reaches one, then this will be the biggest year ever. Remember, you need not have graduated from Bethel School. For more info, call: Wm. El Cupples (731) 645 -6365, Brenda Watkins 934-7668, 610-1716.

September 3

• Fairest of the Fair Pageant Hardin Co Fairest of the Fair pageants will be held the week of Sept. 3 at the Hardin Co fairgrounds in Savannah. Monday, Sept. 3 age groups 13-15 yr & 16-20 yr girls, Tues Sept 4 age groups 0-12 months boys & girls, 13-23 months boys & girls & 9-12 yr girls, Thurs Sept 6 age groups 2-3 yr boys & girls, 4-5 yr boys & girls & 6-8 yr girls. All groups are open to all areas except 16-20, which must be from Wayne, Decatur, Henderson, Chester, McNairy or Hardin county. Deadline for registration is Sunday, Sept 2. Entry forms available at Hawk & Co. in Selmer. For more information, call (731) 607-0541.

September 7

• Selmer Jaycee’s Back to School Dance The Selmer Jaycee’s back to school dance has been moved to September 7 after the game.

September 8

• Emergency Awareness Day The McNairy County First Responders will be having a BBQ fundraiser and Emergency Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 8th at the Selmer City Park beginning at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. All proceeds will go to purchase much needed equipment such as AEDs for each department. Come by and show your support for your local dept. There will be lots of fun for the whole family! Schedule of Events: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Food and fun, Emergency Vehicle Show and Tell, & Meet your Local Vols. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.Motorcycle Poker Run. 11 a.m. Party Jumpers 12 p.m.Helicopter Expo 2 p.m. Extrication Demonstration by Finger Fire/Rescue. There will also be lots of Door prizes. Come out for your chance to win a $50 Wal-Mart Gift Card, $50 Lowes gift card as well as lots of other great prizes. The National Guard Armory will be on hand with their rock climbing wall. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be present as well, and there will be much, much more. Beginning August 1st they will be preselling Boston Butts which will be available for pick up on September 8th at the park beginning at 10 a.m. Butts are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the event. If you are interested in purchasing a Boston Butt, you can contact Jamie Robertson at (731) 610-2839, or ask your local Fire/First Responder Dept. • Stantonville School Reunion Come to the Stantonville Community Center on September 8, 2012. Visiting will begin at 5 p.m. and the meal will begin at 6. Come visit with former classmates and share stories and remembrances. The meal will cost $10. Call ond of the numbers listed below b Wednesday, September 5 to reserve your meal. Call 632-3622, 646-0887, or 439-3530. • Democrat Caucus The McNairy County Democrat Party will hold a caucus to select a nominee for circuit court clerk on Saturday, September 8 at 2 p.m. at the headquarters in Selmer. The general election is Nov. 6 and the term for this office will be two years until the next general election. All democratic executive memers are encouraged to attend. For more info., call 646-1158.

October 13

• MCHS Class of 1982 MCHS Class of 1982 will be having “Reunion at the Ranch” 30 year class reunion Saturday, October 13, 2012, Crazy K Ranch, North Prather Road between Eastview and Michie. Find info on facebook at MCHS Classmates 1982 or call Emily Teague Crabb at 731-610-4020. If you know someone who attended school (graduated not necessary) with this class, please get this info to them. Anyone who graduated or would have graduated with the class of 1982 is invited. $25/person. There will be a meal, individual/couple pictures, group picture and a DJ playing hits from the 70’s & 80’s. Casual Dress. beverages may be sold – Dismiss on payment of costs, only one cost. Megan L. Bernard – Disorderly conduct – Fined $10 and cots. Sentenced to time served. Supervised probation. Steven G. Salvucci – Driving while license suspended – Fined $25 and costs. Supervised probation. Not drive in TN for 6 months. Sammy Clayton Evetts – Driving while license suspended – Fined $150 and costs. Sentenced to 24 hours. Supervised probation. Not drive in TN for 6 months. – Resist stop, arrest, search, no weapon – Sentenced to 24 hours. Supervised probation. Christopher L. Davis – Burglary, other than habitation – Bound over to grand jury – Theft (up to $500) – Bound over to grand jury – Vandalism (up to $500) – Bound over to grand jury Christopher L. Davis – Burglary, other than habitation – Bound over to grand jury – Theft (up to $500) – Bound over to grand jury – Vandalism (up to $500) – Bound over to grand jury Chad English – Schedule IV Drugs: MFG, DEL, SEL, POSS, attempt – Dismiss on good behavior and complete anger management. – Domestic as-

sault – Dismiss on good behavior for 6 months and complete anger management Steven C. Hardy – Assault, attempt – Fined costs. Sentenced to 11 days. Supervised probation. Alcohol/drug evaluation. Justin D. Wright – Underage consumption – Dismiss on payment of costs. - DUI: First offense – Dismiss on payment of costs. Olivia N. Darkis – Driving while license suspended – Fined costs. DL suspended for 6 months. Supervised probation. Darryl N. Edenfield – Driving while license suspended – Fined $50 and costs. DL suspended for 6 months. Supervised probation until fines and costs paid. Oscar D. Giles – No TV in MV shall be visible to the driver – Fined $10 and costs. Barbara J. Finkbeiner – Driving while license suspended – Dismiss on payment of costs. Dustin F. Butler – Prohibited sell alc beverage under 21, empl alien, conv fel – Fined $50 and costs. Sentenced to 24 hours community service, alcohol/drug evaluation and counseling as recommended by JACOA. Supervised probation.

By T.C. Williams Contributor

Hello, Everyone, I hope you are enjoying these milder temperatures. Of course, the hot days are not completely over, so let's enjoy it while we can. Grady Robinson and Troy Albert Hurst visited Hubert Roberson at the nursing home in Henderson, and visited William and Eddie Luttrell in Monte Zuma. They all are doing fair. Please keep them in your prayers. Billy Leon Hicks is home doing work on his house. We extend to the family of Peggy Morris Martin of Chicago, Ill. our deepest sympathy. She was born and raised in the Masseyville community, the daughter of Douglas Morris. After moving away at an early age, she always returned home to visit family and friends. Bob and Yvette Damron and Mozella Baldridge visited Bobby Gene and family, also Lois and family in Mur-

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• Ramer Baptist Give-Away Ramer Baptist Church is having a give-away on 1 Sept. (Sat) from 8 - 11 a.m. Items to be given away include winter and summer clothing for men, women, and children and a queen size mattress with box springs and an assortment of sheets and pillowcases.

September 9

• Little Zion MB Church Little Zion M B Church will be celebrating their Pastor Rev. Chris Traylor's 3rd Anniversary on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm.   Rev. Bartholomew Orr and Brown Baptist Church from South Haven, MS will be their guest.   Everyone is invited to come out for the occasion.

• Butler’s Chapel Baptist 100th Year We will be celebrating our 100th year Sept. 9, at 10 o'clock a.m. at Butlers Chapel Baptist Church at 3337 Butlers Chapel Church Rd., Ramer, TN. We  are  inviting  you and  your  family to our  celebration. We  will have  special  singers  and speakers talking about the  past 100 years, at  our  church. We have a fellowship meal following  the  morning  message. Our  speaker  will be  Chester Wayne  Harrison, a  former  pastor  at  our  church.We  encourage  you to  come  help us  celebrate.  Bro. Tommy Leatherwood and our congregation wants to say God Bless each of you.

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Brown & Phinnessee Families The Brown and Phinnessee Family would like to express their sincere thanks to the McNairy Regional Hospital Staff, the Jackson General Hospital and Staff, and special thanks to Selmer Mortuary Funeral Services and family and friends. We also thank you for the prayers, visits, cards, words of encouragement, and flowers during our time of bereavement.

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Taylor Family The family of Varnell Taylor wishes to express our thanks and gratitude for the prayers and many acts of kindness during the death of our father and grandfather. A special thank you to Shackelford Funeral Directors and Luke DeLavergne and JD Matlock for the beautiful service. Mike and Marilyn Plunk and family Greg Taylor Doris Roberts

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McNairy County Health Care

Show a little kindness By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor

I have heard people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. This past week I had the privilege of going to THCA Convention in Chattanooga, Tenn. I was invited by Ms. Pat Simmons who won the Activity Director of the year award. Ms. Pat is a friend to all our residents and staff. She does all she can to make their days both pleasant and fun. Her story goes like this: “In March of 1995 two of my daughters were going to Whiteville Vocational school to take a Certified Nursing Assistance Class. They ask me to attend with them. I was not very excited to go, but decided, “why not?” The class lasted for three months and I thought, “now what?” “I started working for McNairy County Health Care Center in August of 1995. I had never been in any kind of health care setting before. I thought, “what have I gotten myself into?” Little did I know, seventeen years later, I am still here. I started out as a nursing assistant and then I worked as a restorative aide. I then became Assistant Activity Director and knew I had found my calling in life. I later became Activity Director and the rest is history. My work is really my home away from home; I love my job and cannot see myself in any other kind of work. I have fun with the residents and their families. Some have no family and I try to fill that void. We at McNairy County Healthcare Center try to remember why we are here. Our main goal is to provide a pleasant and safe home for our long-term residents and to make sure our skilled patients get the therapy they need to return

sheriff’s log (Sheriff’s Log continued from last week’s edition) Thursday, August 16 Harass phone calls Hwy 142 12:08 a.m. Traffic stop Walmart Parking lot 123:33 a.m. Harass phone calls Hwy 142 2:07 a.m. Public service Dillon Rd 3:06 a.m. Traffic stop Hwy 64 E 3:16 a.m. Stranded motorist Hwy 57 W 6:15 a.m. Public assist Motel 6 6:45 p.m. Welfare check Meeks Rd 9:11 a.m. Public service Circle Hill Dr 10:22 a.m. Theft of property Matt Rd 11:24 a.m. Verbal threats Hwy 22 S 12:25 p.m. Welfare check Rose Creek Rd 5:53 p.m. Serving warrant E. Poplar 7:41 p.m. Traffic stop E. Poplar 7:46 p.m. Assault, already occurred Capooth Rd 8:45 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 45 S 9:42 p.m. Traffic stop Sweetlips Rd 9:59 p.m. Tag info 10:49 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 64 E 11:03 p.m. Friday, August 17 Traffic stop Near Center Hill 12:09 a.m. Harass phone calls Roberts Rd 7:03 a.m. Alarm residence/business Saltillo Rd 7:58 a.. Public service 8:11 a.m. Animal control Leapwood Enville Rd 9:59 a.m. Speak with an officer Sweetlips Rd 11:23 a.m. Unwanted subject Matt Rd 2:14 p.m. Theft of property Droke Rd 2:36 p.m. Alarm residence/business Beckham Ln 2:55 p.m. Speak with an officer Harris Ln 2:58 p.m. Drugs found Hardin Graveyard Rd 3:14 p.m. Speak with an officer 3:27 p.m. Welfare check Masseyville Rd 3:10 p.m. Public service 3:54 p.m. Animal control Ed Barham Rd 5:01 p.m. Domestic in progress, verbal Russom Rd 5:08 p.m. Welfare check Hwy 45 N 6:50 p.m. Animal control Hwy 224 8:39 p.m. Traffic stop Stateline Rd 10:02 p.m. Traffic stop Stateline Rd 10:12 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 45 S 10:41 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 64 E 11:54 p.m. Saturday, August 18 False call 12:50 p.m. traffic stop First Christian Church 5:27 a.m.

Traffic stop Hwy 22 N 5:30 a.m. Animal control Hwy 45 8:01 a.m. Alarm residence/business Lindsey Ln 9:23 a.m. Alarm residence/business Hwy 57 E 10:02 a.m. Animal control 11:03 a.m. Traffic stop Hwy 22 N 11:22 a.m. Traffic stop Hwy 22 N 11:52 a.m. Traffic stop Hwy 22 N 1:09 p.m. Speak with an officer Weeks Rd 3:08 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 199 5:37 p.m. Extra patrol Doctor Jones Rd 5:35 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 45 S 7:55 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 45 S 8:05 p.m. Motor vehicle accident with injuries 9:18 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 45 N 9:20 p.m. Escort Eastview Dollar Store 9:38 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries Hwy 57 W 10:37 p.m. 4-Wheelers on Roadway 11:12 p.m. Sunday, August 19 Traffic stop Hwy 45 S 12:47 a.m. Serving warrant Ellis Rd 1:54 a.m. Serving warrant Matlock Rd 2:11 a.m. Traffic stop Hamburg Rd 2:44 a.m. Traffic stop Inside city limits 3:18 a.m. Traffic stop Hwy 117 4:52 a.m. Animal control Main St 7:23 a.m. Trespassing Twin View Circle 7:56 a.m. Animal control Falcon Rd 8:21 a.m. Domestic in progress, verbal Smith Rd 9:21 a.m. Animal control Falcon Rd 9:43 a.m. Traffic stop White Oak Cem. Rd 11:30 a.m. Public service 1:09 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 57 E 2:57 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 64 E 3:24 p.m. Animal control Irvin Rd 5:07 p.m. Reckless Driver Coy Isbell Rd 5:33 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 64 E 6:23 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 64 E 6:51 p.m. Welfare check Hwy 45 N 7:13 p.m. Alarm residence/business John Howell Rd 7:39 p.m. Suspicious person Sweat Trailer Park 7:58 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries Old Stage Rd 9:03 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 45 S 11:20 p.m. Monday, August 20 Disturbance noise/music – Roy Circle – 12:36 a.m. Alarm residence/business – 7:05 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S– 8:22a.m. Unruly person – Hwy 45 N – 10:04 a.m. Welfare check Ode Moore Rd – 12:31 p.m. Speak with an officer – Industrial Dr – 1:55 p.m. Serving warrant – Oak St – 6:54

home and live their life. “I am married to Bill Simmons and we have four children, eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. “Winning this award was so special to me, so thanks, Justin Broadway, and the rest of the staff for all of your support.” I was privileged to be able to attend with Pat and cheer her accomplishment. We are very proud of Pat and all feel she is the best Activity Director for our residents and to me she is a great friend. When we returned on Thursday, I was working on the hall and at the time I was on the phone. This lady came and stood at the desk till I was off of the phone and I asked if I could help her. She said, “Are you OK?” I said, “yes I am fine.” She said, “Well you ruined my day yesterday.” I asked why, and she said “The highlight of my Wednesday is to get the paper and read the stories about McNairy County Health Care Center.” I wish I had gotten her name, because I promise you, I also received an award that day from this great lady. I don’t know your name, but that was my Award. For all of you who read our articles, you give me much more than I give you. From a humble girl, thank you for all of your kind words. I am just a lady who loves nursing and my patients are my family. I had the privilege of coming from a big family and learned early in life people need to have their stories told and I have the privilege of doing just that. And to put icing on the cake, I had one of the greatest compliments that day from a staff member. Thanks, Will. So wherever you are today, please share a little kindness whenever you can. To my friends who read my articles every Wednesday, this is for you. Thank you for the kind words. Until next time.

p.m. Public service – 7:01 p.m. Disturbance unknown – Hwy 45 N – 7:17 p.m. Officer assistance – Jail – 11:35 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Polk St – 11:44 p.m. Tuesday, August 21 Officer assistance – Jail – 3:13 a.m. Animal control – Hwy 142 – 7:26 a.m. Escort – Buena Vista – 8:50 a.m. Serving warrant – Virginia St – 9:49 a.m. Animal control – Ricky Knob – 9:59 a.m. Serving warrant – Industrial Park Dr – 10:37 a.m. Serving warrant – Pyron St – 12:37 p.m. Speak with an officer – McNairy Central High School – 12:52 p.m. Speak with an officer – Public service – 12:56 p.m. Serving warrant – Food Giant – 1:25 p.m. Serving warrant – Oak St – 1:33 p.m. Serving warrant – Falcon St – 1:44 p.m. Disturbance noise/music – Industrial Park – 1:55 p.m. Vandalism – Elvin Week s Rd – 2:21 p.m. Speak with an officer – Buena Vista Rd – 3:33 p.m. 4-Wheelers on roadway/trespassing – Maseyville McNairy Rd – 4:43 p.m. Clandestine Lab (Meth lab) – Hwy 64 – 5:59 p.m. Motor vehicle accident with injuries – Penny Ln – 6:10 p.m. Trafic stop – Hwy 5 S – 11:20 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 – 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, August 22 Suspicious person – Hwy 45 – 3:18 p.m. Animal control – Connie Ln – 9:28 a.m. Violation of order of protection – Industrial Park Dr – 10:22 a.m. Public service – 12:09 p.m. Public service – 1:03 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 1:09 p.m. Speak with an officer – Industrial Park Dr – 1:52 p.m. Public service – 1:59 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 2:18 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 3:55 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 N – 4:41 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 N – 4:53 p.m. Suspicious activity – Sticine Rd – 5:53 p.m. Suspicious vehicle – Brooks Rd – 5:57 p.m. Traffic stop – McNairy Rd – 6:08 pm. False call – New Bethel Rd – 9:41 p.m. Serving warrant – Pyron St – 10:21 p.m. Serving warrant – Finley Rd – 10:33 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 57 E – 11;26

p.m. Serving warrant – Hubert Manuel Rd – 11:24 p.m. Thursday, August 23 Theft of property – Purdy Rd – 12:06 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 12:08 a.m. Traffic stop – Citgo – 12:32 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 N – 5:47 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, with injuries – Ramer Selmer Rd – 7:53 a.m. Public service – 9:18 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Finger Leapwood Rd – 9:54 a.m. Reckless driver – Hwy 45 N – 9:59 a.m. Theft of property – Hill Ln – 10:19 a.. Animal control – Melvin Qualls Rd – 10:35 a.m. Speak with an officer – Complex – 10:50 a.. Verbal threats – William Ln – 12:19 p.m Speak with an officer – Purdy Rd – 1:21 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 1:45 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 2:23 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 45 S – 2:52p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 57 W – 3:05 p.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 W – 3:59 p.m. Animal bite – Ramer Selmer – 5:36 p.m. 911 Hangup – Springwood Dr – 5:39 .m. Speak with an officer – 7:19 p.m. Fighting – Parvin Ln – 11:14 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Mid west wood working – 11:29 p.m.

Pat Simmons - Activity Director of the Year

Saturday, August 25 Speak with an officer – Cooksey Dr – 1:33 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 142 – 1:56 a.m. Traffic stop – South Selmer – 3:21 a.m. Traffic stop – Jim’s/Hwy 45 – 4:18 a.m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 5:00 a.m. Animal control – Plunk Rd – 8:35 a.m. Vandalism – Roy Circl – 3:10 p.m. animal control – Leapwood Enville Rd – 4:20 p.m. Child custody issues – Vernie Kirk Rd – 4:43 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – High School Rd – 4:56 p.m. Traffic stop – Complex – 5:52 p.m. Unwanted subject – Vernie Kirk – 6:04 p.m. Drugs information – Cox Ln – 8:29 pm. Public service – 8:48 p.m. Traffic stop – Old 45 – 9:27 p.m. Traffic stop – Old 45 – 10:47 p.m. Sunday, August 26 Alarm residence/business Maltrose Caroll Rd – 4:45 p.m. Traffic stop – Guys Chewalla Rd – 12:28 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries – Leapwood Enville Rd- 4:01

a.m. Traffic stop – Dowdle Gas/45 – 5:13 a.m. Escort – Milledgeville Cemetery – 12:18 p.m. Theft of property – Crabtree – 12:07 p.m. Unwanted subject – Ramer Selmer Rd – 1:15 p.m. Domestic in progress, verbal – Vernie Kirk – 1:24 p.m. Domestic in progress, physical – Hubert Manuel Rd – 1:44 p.m. Missing person – Falcon Rd – 2:41 p.m. Theft of property – Hwy 64 E – 3:33 p.m. Breaking into home/business – Vernie Kirk Rd – 3:44 p.m. Assault – Rose Creek Rd – 4:06 pm. Speak with an officer – Rose Creek Rd – 4:07 p.m. Reckless Driver – Old Lawton Rd – 4:45 p.m. Animal control welfare/cruelty – Leapwood Store j- 5:39 p .m. Traffic stop – Hwy 64 E – 8:18 p.m. unwanted subject – Dunaway Rd – 9:39 p.m. Serving warrant – Rose Creek Rd – 9:41 p.m. Serving warrant – Double D’s – 11:30 p.m.

Friday, August 24 Animal control – Forty Forks Rd – 3:41 a.m. Alarm residence/business – Hwy 45S – 3:52 p.m. Assault, already occurred – GB Plunk – 7:06 a.m. Animal control welfare/cruelty – 9:33 a.m. Traffic stop – Houston Cem and 57 – 10:30 a.m. Animal control – Terry Hair – 11:46 a.m. Motor vehicle accident with injuries – Hwy 117 – 12:14 p.m. Vandalism – Capooth Rd – 2:51 p.m. Suspicious activity – William Ln – 3:34 p.m. Public service – Litt Wilson Rd – 6:37 p.m. Vehicle in roadway – Friendship Rd – 7:14 p.m. Alarm residence/business – Michie elementary – 7:48 p.m. Animal control – Ed Barham – 8:31 p.m. Extra patrol – Hambrug Rd – 8:49 p.m. Speak with an officer – Albert Owens – 9:23 p.m. Unwanted subject – State line Rd – 9:28 p.m. Animal control – Ricky knob Rd – 9:45 p.m.

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Making McNairy County Sports headlines for more than 110 years

Volume 110, Number 15, Wednesday, August 29, 2012

B Section

Cardinal defense stifles Tiger offense By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

The Tigers’ fast-paced, no-huddle offense was no match for the Cardinals’ hard-nosed, ball-hocking defense last Friday night at Bolivar Central High School.

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Putting the first points on the board early in the second quarter, Bolivar scored on a short run to take a 6-0 lead, but that was all the scoring they would do. Cardinal head coach Brandon Gray said the team’s execution was not perfect, but on six of Bolivar’s following seven possessions, Adamsville forced three interceptions, two turnovers on downs, and one fumble, keeping the Tigers from getting anywhere remotely close to sniffing the end zone. “Our number one job was to stop the run,” said Gray. “Our game plan going in was that we didn’t think they could beat us throwing the ball...We just preached to [our players] all week; Know your alignment, know your assignment, and make tackles.” After a slow start offensively, the Cardinals kicked it into gear late in the first half and ran away with their first-ever victory at BCHS. Sophomore Ross Burcham, who nabbed five passes on offense and recorded six tackles on defense in the game, caught his second touchdown reception of the year when Dalton Plunk hit him for a 43-yard completion with just over a minute remaining in the first half. Dustin Plunk’s extra point put the Cards up 7-6, and they would not look back. Gray said the touchdown before halftime was huge for his team, but in the locker room,

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Flying around the Tiger defensive line, Cardinal linebacker Christopher Bernier swoops in to sack the Bolivar quarterback in Adamsville’s 28-6 win last Friday.

Junior high softball begins for Lady Cards By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

A new era has officially begun for Adamsville’s junior high athletics program. Last Monday, 16 young ladies played the first-ever Adamsville Junior High School softball games. Unfortunately for the girls, they were thrown to the lions in their first

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Kayla Lambert drops her bat and dashes to first to pick up Adamsville’s first hit in their first game last Monday against Scotts Hill.

games, quite literally. The junior Lady Cardinals matched up with the junior Lady Lions of Scotts Hill and fell in both ends of a double-header at AHS. “It would have been good to have started our newly formed team with a win,” said Lady Cardinal head coach Todd McGee, “Our main goal at this time is to develop character and be a better team each time we take the field.” As the captain, McGee knows this maiden voyage with the Lady Cardinal Junior High Softball Team will see rough seas in its first year. He likened the team’s journey to a classic Jerry Reed song saying, “We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.” The double-header against Scotts Hill was the first of five the team will play over the span of the next month. Despite their troubles in their first games, there were moments when the team showed promise. Kayla Lambert recorded Adamsville’s first-ever hit in the bottom of the fourth during game one. Her hit broke the ice for AJHS, and they scored three runs in the inning. Kayla Baldwyn, Mollie Howell, and Brittany Clausel each drove in a run, but the Lady Cards

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he relaxed the players, telling them to go out together in the second half and just have fun. “I felt like we were in better shape, and we knew what we were going to try to do to them in the second half,” Gray said. “We just ran one offense all night. We didn’t try to do anything fancy, and I thought our kids did well.” On both of Bolivar’s first two possessions of the second half, Zak Neary pulled down interceptions, giving Adamsville opportunities to score. Following the second interception, John Reed Odom broke a huge run, ending inside the Tiger 10-yard-line. A few plays later, Neary punched in a one-yard run to put AHS up two scores. Bolivar coughed up a fumble on their next possession, and Neary struck again. With a little over 10 minutes remaining in regulation, he slipped through the Tiger defense for another short touchdown run that put the Cardinals up 21-6 after the extra point. The touchdown run was set up by a beautiful reverse handoff to Brady Herrin, who bolted up the field for a 37-yard gain. Bolivar gave Adamsville the ball back with under seven minutes remaining in the fourth after a failed fourth down conversion attempt. The Cardinals chewed up six of those minutes before junior Onri Damron scampered into the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown run that put an exclamation point on the team’s triumph over the Tigers. Sophomore linebacker Jacob Dengler had an impressive performance for Adamsville, recording 12 tackles in the contest; three of which occurred behind the line of scrimmage. Neary finished with 91 yards rushing on 19 carries, two touchdowns, two interceptions,

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County rivals draw even on soccer field By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

In what turned out to be a highly competitive matchup between county rivals, regulation was not enough to decide which was the better team when Adamsville and McNairy Central’s lady soccer programs did battle in Selmer last Thursday. Adamsville 01 McNairy Central 01 Andrea Martin scored Adamsville’s first goal of the season only seven minutes into the first half of the team’s first game, but the Lady Cardinals would not find the net again. AHS led for the majority of the contest until Lady Bobcat sophomore Rebekah Lowrie scored her second goal of the season off an assist by Makayla Holley with less than three minutes remaining in regulation. She scored her first goal in McNairy’s 4-1 loss to Sacred Heart on Aug. 21. Endurance was definitely a factor in the match. The Lady Bobcats, trailing for the majority of the match, were relentless in their pursuit of an equalizing goal. Adams-

ville’s defense held firm for as long as it could before giving way to Lowrie’s shot that floated past AHS goalkeeper Olivia Wright. Wright finished the game with several saves while the Lady Cats put only five shots on goal. The Lady Cards could not get much going offensively either. “We only took three shots, and that must improve,” said Lady Cardinal head coach Rebecca Ashe. “We have to get in better shape because the last 10 minutes of the game, our legs were gone. We just have to get better.” MCHS goalkeeper Sarah Lambert finished the game with three saves, and Holley Moore picked up one. The Lady Bobcats traveled to Chester County last Tuesday after deadline to take on the Lady Eagles in a district contest. They will host the North Side Indians Thursday at 6 p.m. The Lady Cardinals hosted Scotts Hill last Tuesday Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander after deadline, and they will travel to Lexington for dis- McNairy Central’s Porsha Chappell and Adamsville’s trict action against the Lady Darby Culver race to gain control of the ball during their 1-1 tie last Thursday at Selmer City Park. Tigers on Thursday.

Set your sights on Friday night Ramer blanks Adamsville in opener By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

The Cardinals and Eagles opened their season with a county showdown. The Eagles traveled to Adamville last week in their season-opening game.

@ Riverside Panthers (2A) District 15-A 0-2 (0-0)

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Last Meeting: Adamsville W (21-7) Nov. 18, 2011

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The Eagles had little trouble running the ball on the Cardinal defense. With the bulk of the yardage coming on the ground, the Eagles came to prove that they will contend for the county championship this year. The Eagles scored in the first quarter on a run play by Kylin Wynn from over 30 yards out. The Eagles kept that trend going the entire game, giving Adamsville’s defense fits. “Ramer has a good football team,” said Adamsville head coach Michael Harvill. “They showed tonight that they can run the ball and that they can run it well.” The Cardinals, throughout the game, just could not get anything going on offense. Drive after drive was stopped by the tough Eagle defense while the Cardinal defense had a hard time staying off the field. The excellent running by the Eagles kept drives alive and kept the game clock moving. The Eagles second touch-

down came in the second quarter on a bootleg run by starting quarterback Ryan Dixon. The Eagles would miss the two point conversion, making the score 14-0. The second half was much of the same for the Cardinals. The tired defense was forced to stay on the field for most of the game as Ramer continued to run the ball with purpose. The Eagles went on to score three more times on the ground, one being

another long run from Wynn. The Eagles look to keep their winning way going as they travel to Reagan South Side in Henderson County this Thursday to face the Mustangs. Adamsville will continue on in county play with a game on the road in Michie against the Blue Devils.

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Ramer’s Kylin Wynn runs by Adamsville defender Tannor Pyron.


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Lions level Mustangs By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

The Lions had no problems wrangling the Mustangs of Reagan South Side last Thursday at Don Whitaker Memorial Stadium.

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Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance

Looking for an opening in the Blue Devil defense, Rebel Mykeal Hudson squeaks by Dylan Whirley to gain yardage for Bethel.

Rebels out-do Devils By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

After a 16-0 shutout against Adamsville in the Jamboree, the Michie Blue Devils fell 3422 in their opening home game last Thursday against the Bethel Springs Rebels.

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(Selmer) Passing: Logan Roberts: 2-3, 97 Yds, 2 Td Rushing: Logan Roberts: 102 Yds, 5 Car, Td; Rhomerius Knight: 53 Yds, 3 Car; Casey Coleson: 32 Yds, 6 Car; Jacob Dillon: 21 Yds, 3 Car; Chad Edwards: 17 Yds, 3 Car Receiving: Sidney Rickman: 97 Yds, 2 Rec, 2 Td Defense: Logan Roberts: 9 Tkl; Hunter Pearson: 5 Tkl; Chad Edwards, Keyshawn Trice: 4 Tkl; Matt Tucker: 3 Tkl

after an incomplete two-point conversion pass the game finished with Bethel on top 3422. Michie will try to rebound Thursday when the Blue Devils host Adamsville. The Rebels will take on the Selmer Middle School Lions in Bethel.

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Coming out strong, the Blue Devils scored the first touchdown and picked up the twopoint conversion after Dylan Whirley tucked and rushed to the end zone for an 8-0 lead. The Rebels responded with a 76-yard touchdown return by Jeremiah Sanders on the ensuing kickoff. Quarterback Dylan Crabb threw a pass to Cornelius Bailey waiting in the end zone to pick up the two-point conversion, tying the game. With less than 45 seconds remaining in the second quarter, Bethel took 14-8 lead after Dalton Gates scored a touchdown. Crabb rushed for the two-point conversion, but was held off by the Michie defense. Rebel Mykeal Hudson scored a touchdown after halftime on a three-yard run, but Michie once again stopped Bethel from attaining the conversion. Crabb threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Cornelius Bailey, which gave the Rebels a 26-8 lead going into the fourth quarter. Determined to put Michie back in the game, Dylan Whirley rushed in for a touchdown and a two-point conversion was ran in by Franklin Jarnagin. In a back and forth battle, Bethel answered with a 52-yard pass from Crabb to Bailey in the end zone and gained the two points from a Crabb pass to Stevens, which put the Blue Devils at a 34-16 deficit. Quarterback Clint Coleman replied by scoring a touchdown for the Blue Devils, and

Selmer Middle School had everything working to their advantage against South Side. From offensive execution to the defense’s ability to keep the Mustang offense corralled, the Lions played like they had something to prove. The defense held the Mustangs out of the end zone until the final minute of the fourth quarter while the offense made big plays with little hesitation throughout the game. Logan Roberts was the star of the show on offense, breaking a 40-yard touchdown run on a quarterback keeper in the third quarter that put the Lions up 16-0 between hooking up with Sidney Rickman for two long touchdown passes. Selmer led 8-0 with under a minute to play in the

first half, but South Side was threatening in the red zone. The Lion defense bowed up and forced a turnover on downs with a goal line stand that kept the Mustangs off the board through the first two quarters. SMS will try to keep the success rolling on the road Thursday when the boys travel to Bethel Springs. In their last meeting with the Rebels, the Lions struggled offensively, falling 22-0 at home.

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(Michie) Rushing: Dylan Whirley: 115 Yds, 15 Car; Clint Coleman: 65 Yds, 13 Car Passing: Clint Coleman: 2-7, 20 Yds, 2 Int Receiving: Dylan Whirley: 20 Yds, 2 Rec (Bethel) Passing: Dylan Crabb: 3-4, 86 Yds Rushing: Mykeal Hudson: 79 Yds, 9 Car; Jeremiah Sanders 15 Yds, 5 Car; Dylan Crabb: 14 Yds, 2 Car; Dalton Gates: 5 Yds, 2 Car Receiving: Cornelius Bailey: 81 Yds, 2 Rec; Dalton Gates: 5 Yds, 1 Rec

v Correction In last week’s issue of the Independent Appeal, a player was incorrectly identified in a cutline. Under the headline County teams impress at annual jamboree, the information should have read, “Michie’s Franklin Jarnagin powers through Adamsville’s defensive line, carrying Cardinals on his back into the end zone.”

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Robert Cuttle (80) and a pride of Lions enforce Selmer’s defensive dominance on a Mustang ball carrier in their 24-6 win last Thursday.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Time to ‘Beat the Coaches’ in Top O’ The River’s College Football Pick’em By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Another college football season is upon us, and you know what that’s time to see if your football knowledge, or luck, stacks up to the knowledge of our fine high school football coaches here in McNairy County. First, we’d like to thank Top O’ The River on Hwy. 57 in Michie for sponsoring this year’s contest. Secondly, we’d like to thank our coaches, Brandon Gray, Rennard Woodmore, Michael Stroup, and Brandon Alldredge, for taking part in the second year of our game. Stroup is new to the mix, but he isn’t the only new face. I have opted to step aside this year and simply select the games all of you will be picking. Taking my place will be my family’s sixyear-old Tennessee Walking Horse, Houdini’s Prestige. I call him Harry, but my mother hates that. Houdini will pick right alongside all of you and the coaches. He isn’t eligible for any prizes, but I’m sure he’ll take pleasure in ending up with more correct selections than a bunch of humans. I also told him if he did well enough, I’d slip him a few extra treats. Each week, there will be five games. Contestants will pick the winner of each game and a tie-breaking score for the biggest game of the week. The coaches will do the same, minus the tiebreaker. If a contestant picks more winners than the coaches for that week, that contestant will be the recipient of a $20 gift certificate to Top O’ The River. If no contestants out-pick the coaches, the prize will carry over to the next week. So, if a coach goes 5-0, you guys are out of luck...hence the name of the game. Don’t worry about Houdini. He’s just here to entertain. This game is not easy. Last year, there were

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Top O’ The River’s

2012 Beat the Coaches: College Football Pick’em

only a handful of weeks where contestants and coaches alike were perfect with their picks. Once you have selected your winning teams, cut out the entry slip and bring it by our office located at 111 North 2nd Street in Selmer. Those must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday afternoons. If you don’t want to make the drive over, or you need a little more time to make your picks, entries can AHS Head Coach AHS Asst. Coach MCHS Asst. Coach MCHS Asst. Coach Tenn. Walking Horse be emailed to reporter1@independentapBrandon Gray Rennard Woodmore Michael Stroup Brandon Alldredge Houdini’s Prestige Make sure to title your subject line “Beat the Coaches,” and provide your name, 2011 Record:43-22 2011 Record: N/A 2011 Record: 38-27 2011 Record: 39-26 2011 Record: N/A address, and phone number in the email. Emailed submissions must be turned in by Clemson Clemson Clemson Auburn Clemson 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Week One games will probably be about Austin Peay WKU WKU WKU WKU as easy as this competition gets, because we Louisville Louisville Louisville Kentucky Kentucky make you pick the hard ones. Clemson will Va. Tech Va. Tech Va. Tech Ga. Tech Va. Tech open their season with Auburn in a battle of the Tigers. The Crimson Tide will begin their “No comment.” title defense with a battle against the Wolver- “Gotta go with Josh “Nothing like “Roll Tide, baby!” “Andy said I’d be ines of Michigan on a neutral field. Western Carroll and Nathan winning all five.” getting treats if I Kentucky will host Adamsville’s own Josh Reagan. Austin Peay win, so you guys Carroll and the rest of the Austin Peay Gover- over Western Kenare going down.” nors. All three of those games will be played tucky. Let’s go Peay!” on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. The Battle of the Bluegrass State will take place on Sunday afternoon as college football tries to corWeek 1 Games (Circle Winner) ner the television ratings market before the NFL season kicks off. Continuing that trend, • Michigan vs Alabama • • Clemson vs Auburn • • Austin Peay @ W. Kentucky • everyone will be treated to a collegiate Mon(Predict score for tiebreaker) day night football game when Frank Beamer and his Virginia Tech Hokies look to open the • Kentucky @ Louisville • __ - __ • Ga. Tech @ Va. Tech • season with an ACC victory over the rambling Name: City: Phone Number: wreck of Georgia Tech. On behalf of Top O’ The River, our high Cut this out to play along. Submit your picks at our office at 111 North 2nd Street in Selmer by 5 p.m. school coaches, and the Independent Apon Friday, or email your entry information to by 10 a.m. Saturday. peal, I would like to wish all of our contestants the best of luck in this year’s Beat the (If emailed, please include first and last name, phone number, and address along with picks) Coaches: College Football Pick’em.

Edward Jones Players of the Week

sports on Deck •High School Football• AHS vs Riverside (Friday, Aug. 31 – 7 p.m.) MCHS vs Liberty (Friday, Aug. 31 – 7 p.m.)

Cardinals From Page 1B

and two tackles; a performance his coach termed as “typical” for the junior. Seven Cardinals combined to rush for nearly 250 yards in the win, and Adamsville forced six turnovers, but the effort was not without fault. AHS turned the ball over twice and committed numerous penalties on both sides of the ball. “We’ve got a bad habit of shooting ourselves in the foot right now,” Gray noted. Adamsville will try to nip those mistakes in the bud during practice leading up to their first District 15-A game of the year against Riverside this Friday. In their last meeting, the Cards squeaked past the Panthers 21-7 in the quarterfinals of the 2A State Playoffs. Adamsville’s margin of victory was even narrower in the 7-6 thriller they won at Riverside last August. The two teams have met 30 times since 1981. During that time, the Panthers lead the series 16-14. “When you play Riverside, and you can go all the way back into the 80s, throw the records out,” Gray said. “It doesn’t matter what your re-

•Junior High Football• Selmer @ Bethel (Thursday, Aug. 30 – 6 p.m.) Adamsville @ Michie (Thursday, Aug. 30 – 6 p.m.) Ramer @ Reagan South Side (Thursday, Aug. 30 – 6 p.m.) •High School Golf• MCHS vs Bolivar/South Side/Riverside (Tuesday, Sept. 4 – 4 p.m.) AHS vs Chester Co./Hardin Co. (Thursday, Aug. 30 – 4 p.m.) AHS vs Madison (Tuesday, Sept. 4 – 4 p.m.) •High School Volleyball• MCHS vs South Side (Thursday, Aug. 30 – 5 p.m.) MCHS vs Fayette-Ware (Tuesday, Sept. 4 – 5 p.m.)


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(AHS) Passing: Dalton Plunk: 4-8, 98 Yds, Td, Int Rushing: Zak Neary: 91 Yds, 19 Car, 2 Td; Hayden Reece: 38 Yds, 7 Car; Brady Herrin: 37 Yds, Car; John Reed Odom: 28 Yds, 3 Car; Dustin Neill: 28 Yds, 2 Car; Onri Damron: 21 Yds, Car, Td; Jacob Dengler: 17 Yds, 2 Car Receiving: Ross Burcham: 56 Yds, 3 Rec, Td; Jonah Lusk: 44 Yds, Rec Defense: Jacob Dengler: 12 Tkl, 3 TFL; Josh Chappell: 6 Tkl, 2 TFL; Ross Burcham, Taylor Henry: 6 Tkl; Dylan Sweat: 5 Tkl, TFL; Sidney Goldinger, Seth Killingsworth, Dustin Neill: 4 Tkl; Hayden Reece: 3 Tkl; Bailey Sweat: 2 Tkl, TFL; Zak Neary: 2 Tkl, 2 Int; Josh Lunsford, John Reed Odom: 2 Tkl; Logan Barber, Bradley Parmely: Tkl; Ben Moore: Int Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Cardinal Sophomore Ross Burcham returns a first half kickoff against the Tigers for 21 yards. The sophomore is doing big things for Adamsville this year in his first year starting for the program. He has twice been named offensive player of the week, and the team is only two weeks into the 2012 season. He has two receiving touchdowns on eight receptions thus far.

•High School Soccer• MCHS vs North Side (Thursday, Aug. 30 – 6 p.m.) AHS @ Lexington (Thursday, Aug. 30 – 5 p.m.) •Junior High Softball• Michie @ Bethel (Tuesday, Sept. 4 – 5:30 p.m.) Selmer @ Ramer (Tuesday, Sept. 4 – 5:30 p.m.)

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Adamsville Cardinals Ross Burcham (Top) and Zak Neary (Bottom) are awarded the Edward Jones Player of the Week honors by Sam Vise for Week One. Burcham was selected for his offensive performance against Bolivar Central, catching three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown, though he also had six tackles on defense. Neary was Adamsville’s defensive selection after recording two tackles and intercepting two passes, but he performed well on the other side of the ball too, rushing for two touchdowns.

Area High School Football Results

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-Week OneDIST. 15-A Adamsville (1-1, 0-0) Bolivar Central (0-2, 0-0)

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USJ (2-0, 0-0) TCA (0-2, 0-0)

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Lexington (1-0, 0-0) Riverside (0-2, 0-0)

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Houston Co. (2-0, 0-0) Scotts Hill (1-1, 0-0)

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Dyer Co. (2-0, 0-0) Liberty (0-2, 0-0)

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Hamilton (1-1, 0-0) Fayette-Ware (0-2, 0-0)

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*BYE WEEK* McNairy Central (0-1, 0-0)

cords are...We know that they know us and we know them. We’ve been in this district for four years, and we’ve won two district championships. They’ve won one. We wanna make sure we get three out of four.”

AHS Softball Steak Supper The Adamsville High School Softball team is having a steak supper Aug. 31 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the AHS cafeteria before the Riverside football game. Tickets will be $12, and the meal includes steak, baked potato, salad and a drink. Kids have the option to get a hamburger meal for $5, which includes a burger, chips, cookie, and a drink. All proceeds go to the Lady Cardinal Softball Team. To purchase your ticket, contact any AHS softball player. Free Softball Camp Last year’s free softball camp, put on by Adamsville’s Bubba Martin, was so popular that he decided to bring it back. This year’s camp will run for two nights, Sept. 10-11 from 6-9 p.m. at Adamsville City Park. Last year, the camp had nearly 100 participants, and Martin is ready for even more this year. The camp is free to any 6-12-year-old girls, and each camper will receive a free t-shirt, along with lots of useful instruction on the fundamentals of softball. For more information, contact Martin at (731) 610-2093. Adamsville Tennis Tournament The Adamsville High School Tennis Team will sponsor a non-sanctioned tennis tournament open to all on Sept. 21-23 at Buford Pusser Memorial Park in Adamsville. For more information or entry forms,

contact Michael Harville at (731) 632-3273 between 12-1 p.m. on Monday through Friday, or (731) 239-2434 after 6 p.m. Deadline for entry is Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 9 p.m.

is possible at the first game, but due to the shortened season, this will affect the receipt of a team shirt. SNASelmer welcomes everyone out to support these incredible athletes.

Lions Club Four-Man Scramble The Selmer Lions Club’s Annual Four Person Golf Scramble is set to begin with a shotgun start at noon on Sept. 21 at Selmer Golf and Country Club. For reservations, contact Dale Youngblood (610-0023), Floyd Mangrum (645-9557), John Finlayson (645-6187), or Darren Bowers (610-3909). The tournament is limited to the first 18 paid teams, and the cost to register is $200 per team. Hole sponsorships are going for $50. There will be numerous prizes up for grabs, and a steak supper will be provided for all competitors at 5:30 p.m.

HRAY Soccer Clinic The HRAY Soccer Clinic will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 in Middleton. The clinic begins at 9 a.m. Shinguards are required, but all other equipment will be provided. For more information, contact Robert Browder at (731) 212-0578.

SNA-Selmer Fall Baseball Signups Special Needs Athletics of Selmer is happy to announce the start of its Fall Baseball Season. Games will be played at Patriot Park on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. The first game is Sept. 10 and the last game is on Oct. 29. Signups will be this Saturday at the Selmer Community Center from 12-2 p.m. To volunteer or request addition information, contact Linda Taylor at (731) 610-7557 or visit the website at Registration forms can be found on the site. For those unable to make the signup date, registration

Young Sportsman’s Night Out Adamsville Parks and Recreation will sponsor the first Young Sportsman’s Night Out on Oct. 22 at The Marty (Adamsville Community Center). Kids of all ages are invited to attend the event where they will learn the basics of firearm safety, along with deer, duck, and coyote calling. There will also be guns, bows, knives, animals, four-wheelers, deer stands, hunting clothes, and boats on display. There will be something for everyone, so come on out. NASCAR Denny Hamlin conquered Bristol Motor Speedway last Saturday and picked up 47 points for his effort. Now, seeded eighth in the Sprint Cup Standings, Hamlin should have no trouble making the Chase with just two races remaining. Jimmie Johnson finished second and currently trails points leader Greg

Biffle, who finished 19th, by just 11 for the top seed in the Chase. Finishing an impressive third after a couple poor races, Jeff Gordon will need to use Bristol as a springboard into the playoffs by carrying his success into Atlanta this weekend. Ryan Newman, who sat in the final Chase spot last week, wrecked and finished 36th. He is now 15th in the standings. Despite an exciting race, Tony Stewart, who is currently 10th in the standings, stole the show after wrecking his car and flinging his helmet at Matt Kenseth’s car. Little League World Series A group of boys from Goodlettsville became the first team from Tennessee to ever advance to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Penn. Not only that, they won the United State Championship in a high-scoring and highly entertaining game against a team of sluggers from Petaluma, Calif. Representing the Southeast, Goodlettsville beat Petaluma, who represented the West, 24-16 in seven innings. Carrying Goodlettsville on his back, Lorenzo Butler may have had the best game in Little League history after driving in nine runs with three home runs on a 3-for-4 day at the plate. Though the Tennesseans accomplished much at Williamsport, they unfortunately lost 12-2 to Japan in the World Series Championship last Sunday.


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By Amanda Lowrance Head Sports Writer

Things are beginning to shape up with junior high softball in McNairy County as all five teams have started their seasons, and a couple are emerging as county championship contenders. Bethel Springs 08 Selmer 04 County junior high softball season is underway and this year the Bethel Lady Rebels are standing out on top with a 2-0 record thus far. In a previous game, Bethel shutout the Selmer Lady Lions 7-0 in the first three innings and went on to win 8-4. “The girls played hard, we just came up on the short end of the game tonight,” said Selmer coach Mellanie Surratt. Winning pitcher Katie Turner threw a game total of 12 strikeouts Selmer. Three runners Lady Lions were walked and eighth-grader, Selika McCord hit the only team single of the game. Box Score Selmer Bethel

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Across the county, the Ramer Lady Eagles run-ruled the young Michie Lady Blue Devils 10-0 in four innings. “We played solid defense, and Olivia pitched well,” said Ramer coach Vonda Jobe, “Offensively, our batting improved as the game progressed. I’m so proud of the way the girls played tonight.” The 1-1 Lady Eagles went up against the undefeated Bethel Lady Rebels last Tuesday, shortly after press time. Standing at 1-1 in the overall season, Selmer traveled to Michie to face the 0-2 Lady Blue Devils. “We are improving day by day,” said Michie Coach Alicia Day. “We played hard but came up short.” Box Score Ramer Michie

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(Ramer) Halle Jobe: 2B, 1B; Endya Moffett: 2B, 1B; Olivia Harris: 1B (2); Allison Sweat: 1B; Sara Steen: 1B; Kaytlin Weathers: 1B; Allison Sides: 1B; Kori Moore: 1B

(Bethel) Emma Spencer: 2-2, RBI, R; Katie Turner: 2-4, 2B, 1B, SB, R; Marlee Smith: 1-2, BB, R; Emily Phillips-Harmon: 1-3, RBI, BB, 2R; Emily Martin: 1-3, 1B, BB, SB, R; Brittany Nixon: 1-3, R; Meriah Walk: HBP, R; Kailie Lott: 1-2; Macey Rowland: RBI

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Bethel’s Brittany Montgomery safely arrives at first base as Selika McCord plants her foot and reaches to the outer limits for an out.

(Selmer) Selika McCord: 1B

Bobcat golfers defeat Eagles at Chickasaw

Lady CArds From Page 1B

were still down by eight. Adamsville’s Kaci Gladish struck out three and walked five over four innings from the pitching circle while the Lady Cardinal hitters reached base eight times on five walks and three hits. After winning 11-3 in the first game, Scotts Hill continued to pour it on in the second, downing the Lady Cardinals 17-0. Makenna Harwell got the start, struck out one, and walked five. Baldwyn and Gladish also saw time in the circle during the second game, but it was called after two innings. “This is the first step in helping these girls contribute on the varsity level,” said McGee. “If we can implement this process, we will be better off the rest of this season and future seasons.” Adamsville will try their luck against the Lady Lions again when they travel to Scotts Hill for their next double-header on Sept. 10.

By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

The Bobcat Golf Team played well at Chickasaw Golf Course on Aug. 21. The team faced a tough Chester County squad and came away with the victory, turning in a match-low 164 while the Eagles finished with a 186. Bobcats Jason Kirk and Matt Chandler came away with the comedalist honors as they both posted a 37 on the difficult course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The rest of the Bobcats played well, shooting low scores throughout the match to get the team another win. The Lady Bobcats were successful as well, defeating the Lady Eagels with a low score of 107. The Lady Bobcats were led by Valerie Jones who posted a 50. MCHS looked to carry the momentum into mid-season tournaments hosted by Hardin County in Pickwick, Tenn.

Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo

Adamsville’s Trevor Griffin lines up his putt before medaling in last Thursday match against the Riverside Panthers.

Adamsville draws even with Riverside By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

File Photo by Amanda Lowrance

Junior Lady Bobcat Valerie Jones sinks a putt during her match.

The Cardinal golf team traveled to the Tennessee River Golf Course in Parsons, Tenn. to face Riverside and Scotts Hill. It was the second time this season the Cardinals faced off against the Panthers, and they were looking for a little payback from the earlier loss. The Cardinals went on to tie the Panthers in the event. Adamsville turned in a score of 187, same as the Riverside, but Cardinal senior Trevor Griffin came away as the medalist with a low score of 42. The Lions of Scotts Hill, who also participated in the match, did not turn in a score on the boys side due to only having two players at the match. On the girls side of the action, Taylor Hutton, the lone female golfer from Adamsville, took on a couple of ladies from Scotts Hill. Hutton shot 49 and went on to tie Lady Lion Hayley Parker for her third medal of the season.

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Brittany Clausel backs up Kaci Gladish as she fields a grounder during Adamsville Junior High School’s first softball game last Monday.

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Volleycats off to good start By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

The first week of the volleyball season was a busy one for the Lady Bobcats as McNairy Central played seven varsity matches in seven days. The team opened the season on the road and picked up two wins in a varsity double-header at Middleton on Aug. 21. They followed that up with three

matches last Saturday in a tournament hosted by Freed-Hardeman University. The Volleycats lost to the South Gibson Lady Hornets and the Dyersburg Lady Trojans in their first two matches, but the team rallied in their third match to top the Hardin County Lady Tigers. The Volleycats hoped to repeat their winning performance against Hardin County last Monday when they hosted the Lady Tigers, though the outcome and individual stats were

submitted by deadline. Also, after deadline last Tuesday, the ladies traveled to Jackson North Side hoping for a win over the Lady Indians in another non-district match. The Lady Bobcats (3-2) will play their first district match against the Lady Hawks this Thursday at Jackson South Side. MCHS @ Middleton–Aug. 21 (Game 1)


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Tiffany Winebrenner bumps the ball back over the net. She led the Lady Bobcats in digs over the weekend with 62 in three matches.

Bodiford, Lady Bulldogs on a mission By Jeff York Contributor

A group of college basketball players recently left the country to help in the mission field and not on a basketball court. The Union University Lady Bulldogs went to Haiti on Aug. 4 to assist on a medical mission trip. This team of missionaries included freshman Chelsea Bodiford, a former standout for McNairy Central and a member at Acton Church of Christ. Bodiford was one of three freshmen joining their veteran teammates on the trip to Thomazeau, Haiti. The Lady Bulldogs were joined by two Jackson, Tenn. doctors and one from Nashville on the Haitian journey. Chelsea’s job was to check the patient’s height, weight and blood pressure when they came to the clinic. The medical experience will be helpful

because she wants to be a dermatologist. “I learned a lot about myself on this mission trip,” said Bodiford. “I found that I could do more things that were outside my comfort zone.” Union coach Mark Campbell takes his team on a foreign mission trip every two years. He uses it as a way to help his players learn from each other and to teach them about serving others. “I grew to love every girl on the team,” commented Bodiford. She laughed and said it was easier to learn about your teammates when you live with them in a house for a week. Bodiford discovered she was blessed much more at home than she ever thought after spending a week in the poor country of Haiti. “I appreciate my home and my blessings a lot more after seeing how they live in Haiti,” she said. “They are so appreciative of what little they have and, they are


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Chelsea Bodiford smiles with her new friend Moses while on a mission trip in Haiti with the Union University Lady Bulldogs early in August.


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happy people.” It was not an easy week for Bodiford because it was the first time she had been out of the country without her parents, Richie and Lorrie Bodiford. “We saw a little boy collapse and almost die from pneumonia,” Bodiford commented. “It broke my heart to see how pitiful he was when he got to the doctor, but he lived.” The Union players saw over 1,000 people during their five days at the clinic. Bodiford said they saw a 100-year-old woman that was just happy to be alive. Bodiford said they were taking the children swimming when they found adults taking a public shower. She laughed and said the players got used to it by the end of the week. “Our goal was to make sure the people knew they were getting care in the name of Jesus,” said Bodiford. “We wanted to help them and teach them about God.”

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Ramer Elementary goes green Campus Contributor Submitted Report

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Students in Ms. Emily’s homeroom, Jilli Johnson and Brylee Barton, are eager to get started with the ecology kit.

Local students from Ramer Elementary School will take part in a series of projects to encourage a healthier, more conscientious way of life. The first is a fun, common-sensed approach to preserving our environment. They will take part in a free program offered by Modern Woodmen of America. Modern Woodmen’s Ecology Awareness Program helps kids gain an understanding of the part people play in the environment. The program leads young people to make informed ecological choices. Each child will be receiving several take-home souvenirs to reinforce ecological concepts. The program is one in a series of free youth educational programs Modern Woodmen offers to schools and youth groups nationwide. The Ecology Awareness Program benefits thousands of kids annually. Ms. Emily Crabb is serving as the facilitator of this program. Ramer School is proud to be a part of this Ecology Awareness Program as well as an effort to promote recycling by participating in the McNairy County Litter Grant’s program “Don’t Trash Our Future.” Students and classes are actively involved in recycling—a project of the School’s Service Club, organized by school counselor, Ms. Tena Rowsey. The Eagles of Ramer School will never give up their purple pride...but they are happily learning to go green.

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Ethan Weaver, a fourth-grader in Ms. Emily’s class, checks out one of the pairs of binoculars in the Ecology kit.

State ACT scores increase slightly UT Martin: Top 10 once again Kate Shellnutt Deputy Director of Communications Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee public high school graduates improved their performance on the ACT test in 2012, earning an average score of 19.2 out of 36, up from 19.0 the year before, according to state-by-state results released by ACT today. Tennessee is one of only nine states to mandate that all high school students take the ACT test, so statewide scores help the Tennessee Department of Education measure the state’s progress towards its goal of greater college and career readiness for all students. The percentage test-takers meeting all of the ACT’s college readiness benchmarks rose from 13 percent to 14 percent in Tennessee as scores increased in 2012. “It’s going to take year after year of these incremental gains to see Tennessee students exhibiting the high levels of achievement we know they can reach,” said Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. “Far too many students in our state graduate without the knowledge they need for college or the job market.

Volume 08 Issue 01 August 29, 2012 Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association The PawPrint is a publication of the McNairy Central High School Journalism Department. The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the administration, faculty or staff.

EDITOR Aaron Friend REPORTERS: Kate Moore, Josh Dickerson ADVISER Lisa Forsythe

UPCOMING EVENTS: Aug. 29 •Progress Reports Aug. 30 •GSOC Northside H 6:00 Aug. 31 •SPIRIT DAY: Tie-Dye •Pep Rally during HR •FB Liberty H 7:00 Sept. 3 •School dismissed for Labor Day •Gridiron Meeting 7:00 Sept. 4

•Parent-Teacher Contact Day •Senior Parent Ads due by 3:00 •GOLF Bolivar, Southside, Riverside 4:00 •VB Fayette-Ware (H) 5:00 PROGRESS REPORT DATES Aug 29 Jan 23 Sept 19 Feb 13 Oct 31 Apr 10 Nov 20 May 1

We are implementing education reforms designed to address these deficiencies and drive continuous improvement.” In Tennessee, 56 percent of graduates met ACT benchmarks in English, 26 percent in math, 39 percent in reading and 18 percent in science. This year’s scores highlight the necessity for Tennessee to increase college readiness among certain racial minorities. Only 3 percent of black students and 9 percent of Hispanic students met college benchmarks in all four core subjects, compared to 18 percent of white students and 31 percent of Asian students. Under the leadership of Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee has prioritized establishing pathways to post-secondary education and careers. With the education department’s No Child Left Behind waiver, the state now measures schools’ overall achievement as well as their progress closing gaps between groups of students. Through curricula targeted at developing the skills needed for college and the workplace, the department strives to better prepare students and continue to improve Tennessee’s ACT results.

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The PrincetonReview. UT Martin is one of 136 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature, “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that was posted this week on PrincetonReview. com. The university has been named to the “Best in the Southeast” listing for 10 consecutive years.

 “We all work hard to ensure the rigor and value of a UT Martin degree is among the best available,” said Dr. Tom Rakes, university chancellor. “This extended recognition reflects upon the dedication of our faculty and staff, as well as being a clear indicator of how The Princeton Review views a UTM education.”

“From hundreds of institutions we reviewed in each region, we selected these colleges and universities primarily for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president/publishing. “We also took into account what students attending the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our student survey for this project. Our ‘regional best’ colleges constitute only 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges – a select group, indeed.” He added, “We believe our choices offer applicants and their parents a wide range of fine schools to consider.”

 The 136 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Southeast” designations are located in 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The Princeton Review also designated colleges in the Northeast, Midwest and West as best in their locales. Collectively, the 629 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 fouryear colleges.

 The Princeton Review does not rank the 629 colleges in its “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list hierarchically or by region or in various categories. For more information about UT Martin, go to

Lunch Menus Elementary Schools Monday, Sept. 3 No School Tuesday, Sept. 4 Breakfast: Mini cinnies, variety of cereals, choice of juice, milk No lunch Wednesday, Sept. 5 Breakfast: Sausage breakfast pizza, yogurt parfait, choice of juice, milk Lunch: Chicken rings, roll, or deli sandwich plate, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, mixed fruit cup, choice of juice, milk Thursday, Sept. 6 Breakfast: French toast sticks with syrup, variety of cereals, choice of juice, milk Lunch: Chicken fajita wrap or corn dog, french fries, pinto beans, garden salad, diced peaches, choice of juice, milk Friday, Sept. 7 Breakfast: Chicken & biscuit, variety of cereals, choice of juice, milk Lunch: Pizza or meat loaf, roll, sweet potato fries, dipping sauce, broccoli with cheese sauce, garden salad, mandarin oranges, choice of juice, milk High School Menus Monday, Sept. 3 No School Tuesday, Sept. 4 No Lunch Wednesday, Sept. 5 Cheese sticks with sauce, popcorn chicken with roll or crispito and cheese sauce, french fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, pinto beans, mac & cheese, chilled peaches, choice of fresh fruit, choice of juice, milk Thursday, Sept. 6 Pizza or lasagna with breadstick, corn dog, french fries, tiny whole potatoes, California vegetable blend, garden salad, mixed fruit cup, choice of fresh fruit, choice of juice, milk Friday, Sept. 7 Pizza or steak and gravy with roll, Mexican taco, french fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, garden salad, pineapple tidbits, choice of fresh fruit, choice of juice, milk

The Final Swing By Aaron Friend

The game of golf began in Scotland during the MiddleAges; however, it did not achieve international fame until the nineteenth century when it spread to the rest of the United Kingdom. In the modern era, golfers such as Tiger Woods have helped to draw in more casual viewers than ever before. This is also the goal of golf players at McNairy Central High School. This is especially true for the golf seniors, who have just one more season to leave an impact on the MCHS golf world. One senior golf player is Stuart Littlejohn. Littlejohn said that he has always loved golf, but he did not begin

playing until he was in seventh grade. One reason that many people enjoy golf is the peaceful atmosphere— the clear, blue skies—the soft grass, and the whispery sounds of clapping and cheering. This is also what Littlejohn enjoys most about the sport. Littlejohn said his favorite professional golf player is Phil Mickelson because “he is left handed and is a great golfer!” Jason Kirk is another senior golf player at MCHS. “My dad has always played golf, so I started going with him and I loved it,” said Kirk in response to being asked why he plays. Like Littlejohn, Kirk has been playing golf since he was in seventh grade. Kirk’s favorite thing about

MCHS adopts new online gradebook For the 2012-2013 school year, parents now have the opportunity to stay informed of their students’ grades with the school-wide adoption of Engrade. A web-based gradebook program, Engrade allows teachers, parents and administrators to access a students’ assignments in any given class. To gain access to the site will require a specific code. Students received their individual codes on Monday, August 27. Parents should ask your student for the letter they were given with their login information. Follow these instructions to view grades online:

1. On any internet browser, go to 2. Click on “Gradebook” in the lower right corner. 3. The first time you visit, you will need to sign up for an account. Click the “Join Now” link at the top of the screen. 4. Choose “Student” or “Student Parent”. 5. You will be asked for an access code, located on the letter your student brought home. The code should look like this: mcnairycentral-xxxxxxx-xxxx

Enter the code exactly as is it printed on the letter. 6. Enter your contact information. Be sure to include a working email address

golf is being able to compete against other people, as well as being outdoors. He continued by saying he watches golf all of the time, but does not actually have a favorite player. Now these students are not just golfers, they are also seniors. Thus it is important to know what they have to say about their last year of high school. When asked what he enjoyed most about being a senior, Littlejohn said the he loves to relive the memories he has acquired. After graduation, Littlejohn plans to attend Memphis University and become involved with brain study. Littlejohn said what he will miss most about MCHS is football homecoming week. He said, “Football

Stuart Littlejohn

Jason Kirk

in high school is most definitely my favorite part of the year and my favorite thing to attend.” As a senior, Jason Kirk said he enjoys being able to see his friends every day. Although Kirk is unsure what he wants to do after graduation, he does know that

he would like to receive a golf scholarship to a good school. When asked, Kirk said the things he will miss most about MCHS are “high school golf and seeing all of my friends.”

that you have access to. If you forget your username or password, you can request a replacement be sent to the email address you give. You can choose your username and password. The site will alert you if you choose one that has already been taken, or does not follow their password rules. Please choose a username and password you can remember, and write it

down in a safe place. Check the box verifying that you are over 13 years old, and the box agreeing to their terms of service. You will only need to sign up the first time you visit the site. After that, use your username and password to login. 8. You will see a screen similar to the one above, listing your child’s classes. Click on each class to see assign-

ments and grades. There is an email system within the program that allows you to send messages to your child’s teachers if you have a question. Printed progress reports will still be distributed to every student, but the online gradebook should allow for better communication between the teacher and parent.


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Inspiring a generation of global leaders MICHIE, Tenn. – Summers are often filled with camps, late nights watching television, and leisurely vacations. The last thing that students want to do is participate in workshops, brainstorm on ideas, compete in athletic events, and perform community service—right? Well, the fourteen boys and girls from Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia that participated in the 7th annual GRED Youth Leadership Conference hosted by the Community Development Coalition of Guys did just that. The conference began on Friday, July 27 at the Crazy K Ranch in Michie, and concluded on Saturday, July 28. The theme for this great event was Inspiring a Generation of Global Leaders, using the principles of diversity, leadership, human rights, and community service. These components were presented with an Olympic theme to correlate with the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. The conference began with students designing personal flags that represented themselves and then

presenting them in the opening ceremony. Students highlighted their interests, hopes, dreams, and long term goals on their flags, which were on display throughout the conference. The students were then divided into three groups and prepared to compete in physical and leadership activities to win a gold, silver, or bronze medal. The students completed two hours of community service at Michie Elementary School under the direction of school counselor, Mary Greer. The students had fun as they worked to help in beautifying various areas of the school. Following their community service work, the students participated in several athletic activities geared towards teamwork. The conference participants later competed in a leadership project challenge, in which they had to create a business proposal for a new community center and present it to the GRED coaches. They also diligently worked on skits, commercials and other activities related to human rights and diversity. To commemorate the conference,

the students created banners showing the highlights and lessons learned from the weekend and displayed them during the closing ceremony parade. The closing ceremony also highlighted the accomplishments of each team with a gold, silver and bronze medal ceremony. Each participant in the conference was awarded a special medal based on their participation. Awards included the Olympic Spirit Award, Leadership Award, Female and Male Olympiad, Community Service, Team Spirit Award, and many more. Students were excited and engaged throughout the conference, and are already planning to return next year. Like the participants, the conference was led by coaches from Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, and the event was greatly supported by several members of the Community Development Coalition. Coaches included: Broderick Santiago, Tamulia Salters, Dionne Maddox, Kimberly Wright, Nikki Durr, Danielle Jackson, Brad Irons, Sheila Durr, Troy Feimster.

Michie School receives Tennessee Youth Award for Energy Achievment

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The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development´s Energy Division held their annual Energy Education Awards Luncheon May 10 at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville. One hundred students, teachers and 4H professionals from across the state attended the event to recognize winners in the Tennessee Youth Awards for Energy Achievement competition. Among those attending were six Michie School students and their science teacher. These students met weekly during the After School program for “ENERGY CAMP”. Under the direction of Debra Steen, the students participated in projects and activities to demonstrate different uses and aspects of energy. Besides keeping a scrapbook illustrating their projects, the group performed a skit for parents on Family Fun Night. Congratulations to: Andrew Parson, Makayla King, Gabriel Shaw, Jarrett Horner, Brittney Miller, and Debra Steen for being named “Third Place Elementary School of the Year.”

Safely share the road with school buses By David Silvey AlliedBarton Security Services Vice President

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Participants of the 7th annual GRED Youth Leadership Conference, which was hosted by the Community Development Coalition of Guys at the Crazy K Ranch in Michie, pose for a group photo.

Basic photography course offered to McNairy County Martin, Tenn. – Amateur and aspiring photographers wanting to learn about basic camera operations and improve their photographic skills are invited to participate in a basic photography course from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 6, 6:30-9 a.m., at the UT Martin McNairy County Center/Selmer. The course is offered through the University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies. Melissa Maness, photographer and class instructor, will discuss proper photographic exposure, composition


and use of lighting. Designed for both film and digital photographers, participants will learn about basic camera technology and will explore f/stops, shutter speed and manual exposure settings. There will be a lesson on portraits, and students will showcase their work in a class competition. The registration fee is $95 per person. For more information, contact ECOS at 731-8817082, or register online at

According to the American School Bus Council, school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injury. Today, as compared to years ago, school buses are built with safety in mind. In fact, a study by the U.S. Department of Transportation states that children are safer riding the bus to and from school than being driven in a car by an adult. When you are sharing the road with school buses, follow these tips. Yellow and Red Flashing Lights – School buses have yellow lights to warn drivers they will be making a stop and red flashing lights and an extendable stop sign to tell drivers to stop. Yellow does not mean go faster, it means slow down. Be aware of your surroundings and always come to a complete stop. Do not continue driving until the lights have turned off and the sign is pulled in. Passing a School Bus – It is illegal to pass a school bus on the right side of the road because you cannot be aware of where the bus needs to stop to load or unload. Always wait for the bus to move to the right lane or stay a safe distance behind it. Additionally, it is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. It is vital that you stop your vehicle at least 10 feet away from the school bus to allow for riders to enter and exit safely.

Railroad Crossings – In most states it is required that school buses stop at all railway crossings. Be alert when a crossing is ahead and a school bus nearby so that you can stop as well. Divided Highways – You must always stop for flashing red lights; however, most states do not require drivers to stop when on the opposite side of a divided highway. Use extreme caution if you are in this situation as passengers may be trying to cross in that area, especially if there is a crosswalk. Buses Need Turning Space – Just like trucks, buses have a wide turning radius. Remember to provide them with ample turning space so they can maneuver easily on the road. Watch for Children Waiting for the Bus – As the driver, you are responsible for keeping an eye on the road and on children waiting for the bus. Come to a complete stop at all stop lights and stop signs, drive slowly near bus stops and watch for children crossing the road. Slow Down – Use caution if you are driving in residential areas and school zones. Fines for speeding in an area can be hefty. Allow for Extra Time During Your Commute – School bus drivers have to follow the same speed limit rules as every other driver; however, they make frequent stops which can delay traffic. Know the bus routes in your community and allow ample travel time when school is in session.


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.

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

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

Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

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. 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 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. No Sunday Evening Service Wednesday: 6:30 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: 6:00 p.m. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Spr. Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m Wednesday: 7 p.m. 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.

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 Rev. Richard Reid 234 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.

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

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

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.

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

St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st. Saturday: 9 a.m. Seventh-Day Adventist:

Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.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.

Mt. Vinson United Methodist 2100 Tommy Sanders Rd, Stantonville Dick Humphrey, Pastor Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15

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.


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

New Salem Cumberland Presbyerian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.

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

New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church New Bethel Road Rev. Jeff Powell Worship Service: 9:45 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.

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.

Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.

First United Pentecostal Eastview 7810 Hwy 45 S., Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Monday: 7 p.m. Highway 57 West Wednesday: 7:15 p.m. Ramer, TN

Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

Church of God:

Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.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 Aaron Moss, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.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. Hickory Flatt United Methodist Church Puron Rd., Hickory Flatt Dick Humphrey, Pastor Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Worship - 10:15 a.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.

Other/Non-Denominational: A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.


World of Truth Church Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Larry Cooksey, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 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. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.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.

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.

The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Gateway Holiness Chapel 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Michael Price, Pastor Sunday: 2 p.m. Thursday: 7 p.m. Presbyterian: Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Rev. Dr. Larry W. (Bud) Sizemore Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church USA 800 Poplar Ave., Selmer Dr. James Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.

God’s Way Church 1121 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Billy Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 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.

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

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

ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 1318 Poplar (Hwy. 64) • Selmer, TN 38375 Telephone: 731-645-4188 Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor

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101 - for sale ANNIVERSARY SALE - Who said you couldn't buy new homes in the 20's anymore? New 2 bedroom homes starting at $25,950. New 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes starting at $29,950. VOTED BEST OF SHOW Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath $44,500. All homes delivered and set up on your lot with central air. Hurry! Limited number at these prices. CLAYTON HOMES SUPERCENTER OF CORINTH Hwy 72 W, 1/4 mile west of hospital. (TF) 3 Bd, 1 Ba newly remodeled brick home in Selmer. Owner financing available for only $495/mo and $2,500k down. Located in city limits and move-in ready. Fore more information and to gain entry, call (931) 622-3942. (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)

102 - for rent KENNETH SWEAT Rental: Committed to providing safe & affordable family friendly homes 1,2, & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses, trailers, & houses. NO pets!! NO Crack/Party Houses!! Ref & deposit required. (731) 610-0807, (731) 6453130. (TF) ALEXANDER APTS. in Adamsville: 2 bedrooms & Townhouses. Washer/ Dryer hook-ups included. Call Earl @ (731) 926-0507 or Joanne @ (731) 727-4823. (TF) ECONOMY INN Motel: Low weekly rates. Free wireless internet, microwave & refrigerator. (731) 645-6155. (TF) Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731-610-2877 or 731-645-5288. (TF) For Rent: Farm house in Chester County, near Enville, TN. Call Harold Jackson. (731) 607-2496 or (731) 925-2141. (15, 16, 17, 18) 2 bd., 1 ba., CH&A, carport, in Adamsvile. $350 + deposit. No pets. 610-2877.

103 - commercial Office space available for rent, approx. 1,200 sq. ft. Newly remodeled. Next to Morgan's Jewelry in Selmer, TN. Call 645-9699. (TF)


automobiles 201 - autos Ford F250 - 2003 - Lariate 4x4 Super Cab. 6.0 disel - 63,000 miles. leather interior. 2-tone red. Power bucket seat. windows, locks and mirrors. Bed liner and customer cap on 8' Box. New tires. Batteries and turbo. Blue book $18,964, asking $16,900. Call (731) 632-9062. (14, 15)

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Nice 3 Bdrm. House, 10 acres, barn, Hwy 64 Hornsby. New roof, paint, countertops, hot water heater, dishwasher, gutters, hardwood floors. Hornsby school district. $119,000 or house or house and 5 acres $105,000. Call (731) 693-2135 (Cell) or (731) 376-0091 (home).

2007 Suzuki Blvd S40. Pearl color. 2,000 mi. $4,000 OBO. Call Brendan at (731) 439-3383.(15)


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services 501 - professional services Wilson Service Company: We move and install mobile homes! Licensed, bonded/insured. Also, house leveling, rotten joist/sill replacement, support piers installed, floors and metal roofs. Call (731)609-8794 or (731)610-4813. (TF)

Dell laptop $200 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-925-6183. (TF)

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

Gorgeous brown leather, tapestry and carved wood 3 piece living room set. Has claw feet an dincludes Chaise lounge. Photos available. Hornsby. $1,200 OBO (719) 238-9245. (15)

Bushhogging. Call (731) 934-9777 or (731) 434-9591. (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)

Couch, loveseat and 2 matching rockers recliners, excellent condition. Only 2 years old. Brown soft suede leather. $650. (731) 610-1290. (15) For Sale: coffee table and 2 end tables. Very nice. $75. Ventless oak fireplace with gas logs. 35,000 BTU. 53"W, 48 1/2" H, 24" Depth. $600. (731) 610-1290. (15) For Sale: Queen Victorian Bed with mattress and box springs. 1 nightstand, 1 side by side vanity cabinet and triple dresser with spindle mirror. All in excellent condition. $1,800 firm. New (never used) brown leather couch with recliners and paisley chaise and 1/2 with roll back. $725 firm. Call 645-6783 or 610-6450. Must see to appreciate. Storage buildings, rental returns. Factory closeouts. Cash or rent to own. (662) 415-8180. (15, 16, 17, 18)

Harris: Asphalt, seal coating. Residential and commercial. Free estimates. Call 731-439-0343. (13, 14, 15, 16, 17)

We Buy Scrap Metal, Specializing in Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUV's. WE PAY CASH!! Will pay top dollar for buses, combines, big trucks and heavy scrap. Free pick-up. Will pay over $500 for some vehicles!! NO TITLE NEEDED!! (731) 610-8666. (TF) Buying junked, wrecked, and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731610-8827. (TF) Wanted: 1 well tile, 32" outside diameter. Call Havert at (731) 645-8415. (15)

404 - pets/livestock Stop scratching & gnawing. Promote healing & hair growth. Stamp out ITCHAMCALLITS! Shampoo with Happy Jack® Itch No More, apply Skin Balm®, add Tonekote® to diet. Mid-South Farmer Co-op (645-3238). (12, 13, 14, 15) Lost 8/19 blue tick hound. Around Hardins Graveyard/Glenn Harris/ Meeks Rd area. Mostly black with a black harness. Answers to Cledus. 645-0021. (15)


501 - professional services

DOUG BUTLER: House leveling, rotting sills, replace floors, cracking brick - 30 years experience. (731) 239-8945, cell (662) 284-6146. Free estimates. (TF)

Harris: Home improvement, floors, foundations, drywall, roofs-metal or shingles-, siding, hardwood, tiles. Thirty years experience. Call 731-439-0343 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17)

Will sit with the sick or elderly. Meal preparation and light housekeeping. Days only. CPR certified, over 5 years experience. References available. (731) 879-9444. (14, 15)

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580 SANDY FLAT ROAD - BETHEL SPRINGS, TN 38315 Selling Out the late Leonard Sweat Estate in Selmer, TN at the intersection of Hwy 45 & Hwy 64 red light, turn west on Hwy 64. Go approximately 5 miles to Sandy Flat Road, turn onto Sandy Flat Road and proceed to house #580 auction site.

1412 - Circle Rd., Morris Chapel $26,800 *Single Family Home *3 Bedrooms *1 Bath *Deck *Rural Area *Shop

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YARD SALES 503 - public notices FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made by failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a certain Deed of Trust dated June 22, 2000, executed by Calvin Morgan, recorded in Book 294, Page 75, Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, and wherein the said Calvin Morgan conveyed the property therein described to William C. Ford, Trustee, to secure the indebtedness therein described, and the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust and note, and payment not having been made as demanded; and the undersigned, Joel E. Jordan, of 3326 Aspen Grove Drive #604, Franklin, Tennessee 37067, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in the place and stead of William C. Ford, Trustee, said appointment being set forth in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, notice is hereby given that I, Joel E. Jordan, Substitute Trustee, having been requested so to do by the lawful owner of said indebtedness, will on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 12:00 Noon at the Front door of the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, free from equity of redemption, homestead and dower, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, the following described real estate in McNairy County, Tennessee: Beginning at a PK nail in the centerline of Chambers Brook road the same being a fence line extended; also on a common corner with Moore for the point of beginning; thence run South 83 degrees 58’ East along said fence line and Moore’s South boundary line 210 feet; thence run South 1 degree 00’ West 105 feet; thence run North 83 degrees 58’ West 210 feet to the centerline of aforementioned Chambers Brook Road; thence run North 1 degrees 00’ East along said centerline 105 feet to the point of beginning, containing .50 acres, more or less. Subject to the right-of-way of a public road. Less and except any road right of ways of record. Being the same property conveyed to Calvin Morgan by Quitclaim Deed from Wilford Morgan and wife, Barbara Morgan, dated May 31, 2000 and recorded in Deed Book 172, Page 652, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Included in this conveyance is a 2000 Chandeleur mobile home, Serial #CH3AL05465A/B. This is improved property known as 519 Joe Dillon Road, Michie, Tennessee 38351. Said sale is subject to any and all unpaid taxes and any other prior claims, liens, easements, set back lines and restrictions.

YARD SALE Rain or Shine

Friday, August 31, 2012 7 a.m. until ?? Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 8 a.m. until ?? 8177 Hwy 142 • Stantonville Maple Dining Suite, Fish Tanks, Luggage, Young adult blue jeans size 30. Large houseplants. 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. THE TRUSTEE/SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE. IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. THE NOTICE OF RIGHT TO FORECLOSE HAS BEEN SENT AS REQUIRED BY T.C.A. §35-5-117. JOEL E. JORDAN Substitute Trustee STELTEMEIER & WESTBROOK, PLLC 3326 Aspen Grove Drive, #604 Franklin, Tennessee 37067 Insertion Dates: August 15, August 22 and August 29, 2012. 10936 13, 14, 15 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated May 9, 2008, executed by CHRIS ROBERTS, UNMARRIED, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M WILSON, JR. WILSON & ASSOC PLLC as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, on May 16, 2008, as Instrument No. 63303, in Book 392, at Page 1267; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose (“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, Tennessee NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on September 5, 2012, 2:00 PM at the Mcnairy County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Mcnairy County, Tennessee, to wit: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN IN THE WEST MARGIN OF CHARNELL DRIVE, AT THE SEC OF

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Cheap!! HADLEY, SEE D.B. 116, P. 324, REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION WITH HADLEY’S SOUTH LINE 210 FEET TO AN IRON PIN IN THE WEST LINE OF THE PROPERTY FORMERLY OWNED BY FRED PLUNK, THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION WITH THE OLD FRED PLUNK LINE 200 FEET TO AN IRON PIN, THENCE IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION 210 FEET TO AN IRON PIN IN THE WEST MARGIN OF CHARNELL DRIVE 200 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Manufacturer’s Name: Fleetwood Year: 1992 Make: Fleetwood Model Name: Expression Model No.: Expression Length: 76’ Width: 15.5’ Serial No. MSFLM25A28542 PARCEL# 060G A 00105 000 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 183 CHARNELL ST, BETHEL SPRINGS, TN 38315. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): CHRIS ROBERTS AKA CHRISTOPHER ROBERTS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded 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. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 12-0052751 FEI # 1006.165136 08/15/2012, 08/22/2012, 08/29/2012. 10965 13, 14, 15 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated June 22, 2009, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded July 6, 2009, at Book 396, Page 2239 in Office of the Register

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 September 17, 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: Being Lot #6 of Country View Estates Subdivision, a plat or plan of said subdivision being of record In Plat Cabinet A, Slide 93 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. ALSO KNOWN AS: 230 Edgewood Drive, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Benjamin P. Sinclair; Phyllis J. Sinclair The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 700‑200943


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BOUNDARY OF WHITLOW TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 498.72 FEET WITH THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF WHITLOW TO AN IRON PIN THE NORTHERN RIGHT-OFWAY OF STATE ROUTE #1421, THENCE SOUTH 79 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 174.72 FEET THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF STATE ROUTE #142 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED FROM ROBERT SCOTT WOOD AND JANICE ANN WOOD, HUSBAND AND WIFE, TO DONALD C. SOWELL AND VICKI SOWELL, HUSBAND AND WIFE, BY DEED RECORDED 11/28/06, IN BOOK 202, AT PAGE 227, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO.: 98-9.04. Property Address: 4082 Highway 142, Selmer, TN 38375 At the time of this publication, 1) the § 35-5-117 notice of the right to foreclose was timely forwarded and 2) a search of the public records reveals no other lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any. All right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: 16 August 2012 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 22, 29 August and 5 September 2012 10999 14, 15, 16


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Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 25 June 2008 executed by DONALD C. SOWELL and VICKI SOWELL to Trace Robbins, as trustee for Beneficial Tennessee, Inc. of record in the Office of the Register of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Book 393, Page 62; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the aforesaid Register’s office in Book 406, Page 1336, and the owner of the debt and obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, Beneficial Tennessee, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on Wednesday, 12 September 2012, commencing at 12:00 noon, at the front door of the McNairy County Courthouse, at 170 W. Court Ave., Selmer, TN 38375, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit:

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INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee August 22, 2012 August 29, 2012 September 5, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_msherrod_120814_1332



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