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Independent Appeal Making McNairy County headlines for more than 110 years
Schools plan in limbo following vote
INSIDE THIS WEEK
By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The McNairy County Commission postponed a vote on the school referendum at its Sept. 4 meeting. As Commissioner Wilburn Gene Ashe acknowledged at the meeting, this means that the referendum will not be on the Nov. 6 ballot. The referendum would ask voters to decide whether to raise taxes by one-half cent in order to finance new schools in Selmer and Adamsville. One option is to raise sales taxes by one-half cent. Half of this revenue would go to the schools and half would go to the towns. They could give their half of the tax to the schools if they wished, as Adamsville and Ramer have pledged to do. Selmer deferred a decision on this issue, citing the uncertainty that the issue would be placed on the ballot and whether the voters would pass it or not. A second option would also include a wheel tax as well as the sales tax increase. The current wheel tax can only be used
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ADAMSVILLE VS MCNAIRY CENTRAL The 2012-13 Kick-Off for McNairy County United Way was held at MCHS, just prior to the kick-off of the Adamsville-McNairy football game. The marching bands from both schools marched onto the field and formed a “U” and “W” for the United Way. During the event companies who worked to support United Way in McNairy County were also recognized.
FOR COMPLETE GAME COVERAGE SEE PAGE 1B
Reliving rockabilly history Freddie Burns shares life story with IA’s Whitten By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The McNairy County Commission postponed its vote on a schools referendum in its September meeting. The missed vote means the referendum will not appear on the November ballot. to retire debt on the Justice Center. New County Mayor Ronnie Brooks gave the commissioners 10 minutes to review the
two resolutions on the school referendum since they just received them. Discussion of the resolutions had just begun when
Freddie Burns has lived an eventful 98 years. He went from humble beginnings to hobnobbing with the famous and entertaining the multitudes. “I was born in Dixieland on one cold and frosty morning,” is how Freddie began his story. He was born on Feb. 1, 1914 in Booneville, Miss., but he currently lives in Selmer. His father was an elected official. When the elder Burns finished his term in office, he bought a farm. Freddie’s father died when Freddie was only three years old. There were eight people in his family. “That left my mother to be the manager of the whole family,” he said. “We were like everybody else. We were just a poor country family, but we never went hungry.” His mother had not one, but three gardens. “We had plum thickets. We had blackberry thickets. We had fruit trees, peaches and apples and everything you could think of, and pigs. We had plenty of pork. We had a curing house where we cured our pork and so we had meat. We had beef. We ate and we were happy, poor people because everyone else was poor but didn’t everybody else have as much to eat as we did, and they always loved to come to our house to eat because we had plenty of food,” Burns recalled. Burns got his first guitar when he was 15 years old when he lived in Decatur, Ala. “I heard Jimmie Rodgers singing and yodeling and that attracted my attention. I said, ‘I believe I can do that, and so Sears and Roebuck had a guitar advertised for $2.98. I bought it,” Burns said. Burns financed this purchase by selling popcorn on Saturdays next to the theater in Decatur. “I saved up a little money so I got this cheap guitar, and I learned to play it because they gave me the instruction book and a pitch pipe to tune it up.” He learned to yodel and some Jimmie Rodgers songs, “Tea for Texas, Tea for Tennessee.” and “All Around the Water Tank, Waiting for a Train.”
commissioner Billy Brown moved that consideration of them be postponed indefinite-
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Forgiveness for felons in Tennessee By Amanda Lowrance Feature Writer
Tennesseans can now request an expunction of their criminal record and start, once again, with a clean slate after a new state law took effect on July 1. House Bill 2865 was reviewed and signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam on May 21. The new law is an act that has amended Tennessee Code Annotated 40-32-101, relative to the expunction of certain criminal records, allowing one-time offenders to petition a nonviolent, non-sexual misdemeanor or Class E felony. While this is a great opportunity for Tennesseans to swipe their record clean, there are exclusions and conditions, fines, restitution, and other assessments must be paid, and the criminal must fulfill all court-mandated requirements of the sentence, including imprisonment and the conditions of supervised or unsupervised release. The nature of the “nonviolent” offense cannot include attempted, threatened, or the use of physical force against a person or property, the use of a firearm, or a sexual offense, in which the offender is required to register as a violent or
nonviolent sexual offender. After five years of meeting all of the requirements, the offender may apply within the county convicted by paying a $350 fee at the county clerk’s office. The case will then be taken before the district attorney general within the judicial district, and the D.A. will respond within 60 days of serving the petition. In opposition, a prosecuting attorney can conceivably gather and present the necessary documents and evidence to argue the removal of a charge, but if the court denies, the petitioner will not be eligible to file for another two years. The state will benefit financially and economically as the fines will be paid and the barrier is removed from employment. Many employers and institutes ask whether or not the applicant has had any previous criminal charges. For someone who has had only one haunting mistake in their past, the new law will help relieve them of this burden. Ex-felons will have all rights restored; including voting and gun rights, but Tennessee has laws preventing felony drug and violent offenders from possessing a gun. The court will grant a petition that has been denied over a 10-year period, and the offender is still eligible.
See BURNS, 3A
Local artists recognize Recie ‘Flower Lady’ Tull By Christen Coulon Editor
Anyone who has driven down Poplar Avenue in Selmer knows her or at least knows her work. Recie Tull, a.k.a. “The Flower Lady” can be found working in her yard most warm days. Her yard has become something of a landmark to those who pass by it on a daily basis. Two local women were so inspired by the garden, that they felt it needed to be preserved as a work of art. Phyllis Stewart and Joy Watkins, local retirees who have taken up painting in their retirement, collaborated on a work to immortalize Tull’s garden. Stewart said it all started when she began to admire the garden more and more as she would pass through the neighborhood. “This is a garden that is noticed by everybody, and I live near here, so I see it quite often,” Stewart said. “I always thought how beautiful it is. Then I started painting, and I thought...I couldn’t do it justice but I wanted to paint the garden. “In the springtime it is so beautiful, I’d stop and take pictures of her garden.”
Stewart said that it was on one of her stops to admire the garden that she met Tull. “Then one day I drove by, and she was out in her garden and I thought I’d better stop and talk to her about her garden to see if I could take more pictures and paint it if it was alright,” Stewart said. Stewart who began painting recently following the completion of a painting class said that she still considers herself an amateur painter. She said that before she began, she asked her friend Joy Watkins, to help her with the finer aspects of the painting. Watkins said that she, like Stewart learned to paint in her retirement years. Her first experience in art was at her church during a lesson hosted by Barbara Mitchell. She said that she had never drawn or painted before, but when she was finished her first painting of an apple, it really looked like an apple. After that she was hooked. It was after her first experience painting that Stewart saw her work and encouraged her to continue. “I learned to paint at 68,” Watkins said.
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Staff Photo By Christen Coulon
Recie Tull holds the painting given to her by Phyllis Stewart and Joy Watkins. Stewart wanted to recognize Tull for her gardening work.
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Disney on Ice Coloring Contest winners By Christen Coulon Editor
After receiving hundreds of wonderful submissions from around the county, we have tallied the results and have come up with a list of winners for this year’s Disney on Ice Coloring Contest. I would like to start off by saying, from a judging standpoint, this was the hardest contest we have ever had to judge. There were so many fantastic entries that choosing three winners among them was very difficult. After several rounds of judging, we finally came up with the winners and a number of honorable mentions. While only three winners will receive tickets, we would like to commend all of those who entered the contest. We would also like to thank the local art teachers who devoted their time and knowledge, helping their students to participate in this contest, as well as the parents of the entrants for their assistance in getting the artwork to our office. Below, we have listed the top three winners who will each receive four tickets for one showing of Disney on Ice Sept. 21-23 in Memphis as well our Honorable Mention Nominees. All entries submitted by schools will be returned to the submitting teacher. All other entries will be held at the Independent Appeal office and will be available for pick-up during normal office hours. Due to the overwhelming support from the local schools in this year’s contest, we have decided to award each of the top three elementary schools in the contest, Adamsville, Bethel Springs and Michie, which combined submitted more than 300 entries, an
1st Place Kallie Lott - Age 12
award of $50 each for their respective art departments. In addition, we will be hosting another art competition in the coming months with wonderful prizes. Please check future issues of the Independent Appeal for more information on this upcoming contest. Contest Winners – (Each winner will receive four tickets for one showing of Disney on Ice Sept. 21-23 in Memphis.) 1st Place Kallie Lott, Age 12 from Bethel Springs Elementary 2nd Place Ronnie Kinkennon, Age 13 from Ramer Elementary 3rd Place Kaylee Mamula, Age 8 from Adamsville Elementary Honorable Mention (In Alphabetical Order) Annaelei Maness, Age 5 from Ramer Elementary Annalyn M. Harvill, Age 9 from Michie Elementary Braxton, Age 7 from Adamsville Elementary Ella Taylor, Age 10 from Adamsville Elementary Emily G Bullington, Age 9 from Michie Elementary Gage Loupe, Age 11 from Adamsville Elementary Greenlea Lipford, Age 10 from Michie Elementary Jake Tidwell, Age 11 from Adamsville Elementary Karli Inman, Age 7 from Selmer Elementary Lily Beth Durbin, Age 9 from Michie Elementary Makinlee Weatherly, Age 10 Adamsville Elementary Mekyland Williamson, Age 9 from Michie Elementary Sailor Kinkennon, Age 11 from Ramer Elementary Tanner Kinkennon, Age 14 from McNairy Central High School
2nd Place Ronnie Kinkennon - Age 13
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He began his career on radio in 1930 on WJDX radio in Jackson, Miss. The station was across the street from the Governor’s Mansion. “I got acquainted with the Governor, Theodore G. Bilbo. He and I became personal friends. He would invite me to the mansion. The butler would come to the door and say, ‘The Governor is expecting you,” Burns said. Freddie was working as a Western Union bicycle messenger at this time. He served the state capitol, including the Governor’s office. “His office door was open and the outer office was open and he could see you from the balcony over the rotunda, and when I would walk by there and it was open, he’d see me and say, ‘Come in.’ I didn’t have to stop and ask for permission to see the Governor. I would just walk in. It’s important to be known. It’s good to know somebody. I know a lot of people that don’t know me, and there’s a lot of people that know me that I don’t know, but if you know someone who is in a high place and they recognize you, that gives you a bit of an advantage,” Burns pointed out. Bilbo and Burns would talk politics on these occasions. “He wanted me to be a Democratic politician and he wanted to prepare me by getting me to go to Oxford to be a Rhodes Scholar, because the Democratic Senators and Governors wanted to supply as many young men as they could,” Burns said. However, Burns interests were elsewhere. “I was a kid, and I was least interested in politics. I didn’t care who was running anything. We were on friendly terms. I didn’t say ‘I don’t want to,’ I just listened to what he said,” Burns explained. As a bicyle messenger, he delivered telegrams for Western Union. “Telephone service was too expensive. Not everybody had a phone and so most communication was done by Western Union telegrams,” Burns said. Prior to delivering telegrams, Burns delivered newspapers for the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Miss. “I couldn’t get my customers to pay me,” Burns lamented. “I went into the office and told them I quit.” “I didn’t have a job and my mother said, ‘I see these boys in nice uniforms riding bicycles delivering telegrams, why don’t you put your application in.’ I said, ‘Momma, I am an old country hick, they wouldn’t hire me’ and she said, ‘You don’t know, go down and see,’” Burns said. He talked to the boss who said, “I don’t have much. I’ll get in touch with you if I need you.” It was about two weeks when a Western Union boy knocked on his door and said, “Mr. Causey wants you to come talk to him.” When Burns got to his office, he said, “There’s a uniform back there in the dressing. Go put it on.” His job with Western Union led Burns to radio. Burns was playing guitar, singing and yodeling in the dressing room one day when his boss walked by. He said, “Freddie, I didn’t know you could do that. It sounds good. Have you ever thought about being on the radio?” It just happened Burns’ boss knew the program director at WJDX, Armand de Coulet. Burns auditioned for Coulet and was offered a 15-minute radio program. Burns sang and played his guitar on this show. The show was on Saturday mornings for kids, and Burns wore a cowboy suit and cowboy boots on the it. “That was a big deal. They called me ‘Cowboy Burns.’ They thought I was about 14 years old when I was actually 18. I looked young for my age,” Burns said. “We had a lot of fun in that theatre on Saturday mornings,” Burns added. However, Burns did not quit his day job. He continued to deliver telegrams for Western Union. “I was in contact with businessmen, in offices, lawyers, the Governor and people like that. I had a lot of experience as a Western Union messenger and I came in contact with a lot of professional people. They gave me a college education,” he said. Read the Independent Appeal next week for the second part of my interview with “Cowboy” Freddie Burns, in which he moves to Memphis and meets Elvis.
Watkins said she was glad to help with the painting of Tull in her garden and said that she had always admired the garden herself. Watkins said that when someone asks directions in the area, she now begins, “you know that house on the corner with all of the pretty flowers...” Tull said that she has been gardening all of her life and has spent the last 22 years working on the garden at her Selmer home. Upon arriving at Tull’s beautifully manicured yard with flowers on Poplar Ave. in Selmer, she immediately reminded this reporter that her yard was not in its top form because of the season and wished that the photos were taken during springtime. Tull remained very modest about her gardening but those around her were not afraid to remark on her skill. When asked about a particular plant that she had trouble growing, Tull said that she could not think of one. At that time, Stewart and Watkins both broke in saying that Tull just had a green thumb, with each admitting they had a list of plants that were troublesome to grow. About the painting, Tull said that she was surprised that someone would paint her and thanked the artists for their work. When Stewart and Watkins finished the painting there was no big presentation or art show to commemorate the moment, Stewart simply left the painting on Tull’s porch with this inscription.
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Mrs. Recie, Your yard is a visual inspiration to all who pass by. Thank you for sharing your passion and gift with us. -Ms. Phyllis P.S. I feel blessed to see it each day I pass by.
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The motion was passed by a vote of 12-8 with commissioners Billy Brown, Stevie Clark, Kenneth Amerson, Brenda Cauley, Neal Burks, Stan Wheeler, Wilburn Gene Ashe, Keith Jernigan, Tammy Dillon, David McCullar, and Troy Moore voting to postpone. Jim Rickman, Anthony Smith, James McNeil, Steve Browder, Fred Carroll, Jeff Lipford, Kevin Lipford, and Carol Ann Woods voted against postponing the matter. Brooks agreed with a suggestion by commissioner Jeff Lipford that members of the school board meet with members of the budget and education committees in order to attempt to alleviate concerns about the referendum. “It’s something that should have been done a long time ago,” Lipford said about building the new schools. Board of Education member Tony Chapman expressed his unhappiness with the commission decision. “I think it’s unconscionable that we won’t let the people decide on the tax that they would have to pay to give our kids a better future,” he said. He challenged education committee members to tour the schools with the school board and see how old and over-
Recie Tull’s front yard garden in full bloom in the spring.
crowded they are. “We have the best opportunity we have had in years and years with interest rates being so low...If the people decide not to, we’ll have to do the best we can, but for 12 people to decide for the county not to put it on the ballot for this election...it’s just not the right thing to do. I’m very disappointed,” Chapman added. “The kids need new schools. We can pay for new schools. We’ve shown you over and over again. We had a joint meeting for this very purpose. We have people here tonight who have done recalculations on best and worst scenarios,” Chapman said. “I don’t think there’s another person in this room who doesn’t realize that this is needed. I think the main issue is the communication process, from what I gather, has been the problem. I think we can get through this, and we can put this to a vote,” Brooks responded. Brooks added that what the commission should be aiming for is to resolve this issue as soon as possible. He said the best suggestion he heard was for the school board to meet with the education and budget committees. “Let’s iron out those differences,” Brooks said. In other business, Brooks was unanimously elected chairman of the commission. Commissioner Jim Rickman was unanimously elected chairman pro tem, the office next in line to chairman.
The McNairy County Beer Board approved an application by Sabrina Renee Grantham for an on/off site beer permit at 2420 Rowsey School Road in Bethel Springs. The business was formerly Sandy’s Roadhouse. The commission voted to accept the $1,000 bid by Tom Taylor to purchase a tax sale property on 111 Crest Drive in Selmer. The house on this property has burned, County Attorney Craig Kennedy told the meeting. The bid will now have to be run in a newspaper and anyone else will have the right to raise the bid by as much as 10 percent. Of the seven tax sale properties, two have sold, according to Kennedy. The commission also approved declaring a vehicle owned by the Sheriff’s Department as surplus property. The vehicle has more than 200,000 miles on it and its total worth is less than the police equipment that is on the vehicle, which the department will now use separately, Sheriff Guy Buck told the commission. At the beginning of the meeting, Brooks asked for a moment of silence for Maurice F. Hamm. Hamm, who passed away on Aug. 24, served as county commissioner and Selmer Alderman, as well in other positions of public service. “He meant a great deal for McNairy County, was very dedicated to McNairy County and had a great love for McNairy County,” the new Mayor said.
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Always remember: County recognizes first responders on Sept. 11 anniversary
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(Left) The late Milledgeville Fire Chief Jimmy Tuberville’s family receives an award at the Emergency Awareness Day in Selmer last Saturday. (Right three) Erica Campbell, Manager of Cash Express, presents a cake to the Selmer Police Department McNairy County Emergency Medical Services Technicians and to the Selmer Fire Department in Selmer last Monday to commemorate Sept. 11.
Bethel Police Chief charges age discrimination Milledgeville opens bids on used fire truck By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Bethel Springs Police Chief T. E. “Pee Wee” Sowell has filed an age discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Town of Bethel Springs, Mayor Kay Cox told the Board of Aldermen meeting last Monday. “That's all I'm going to say about it,” she said. Sowell, who has been in law enforcement nearly 50 years, has been in conflict with Cox and other members of the board in recent months. He was suspended for allegedly altering a traffic ticket to a warning after it had been turned in to the office. The Assistant District Attorney General's office investigated the charge and decided not to file charges against Sowell because it concluded that he acted without criminal intent. Further details on the complaint were not available at press time. In other news from the meeting, Cox said the the downtown enhancement project came in at
$80,000 over budget. The Tennessee Department of Transportation, from which the town received a grant for the project, approved scrapping the visitors center from the project. The former bank building that was designated for that use will still belong to Bethel, however. City Recorder Erin Pickle is studying to become a Certified Municipal Financial Officer. She will finish coursework in December and graduate in Feb. 2013. State law requires that cities with over $500,000 in revenues or debt have a CMFO by Jan. 1, 2013. This requirement applies to Bethel because of its debt. New Bethel Church Treasurer W. J. Surratt appeared before the board to inform them that his church's water bill jumped from around $85 to $370 over the past month. He also said he checked the meter and it did not turn from one day to the next. Cox said he or anyone in similar circumstances, should contact City Clerk Deborah Sullivan, who would send city water employees to check the meter and line.
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The Milledgeville mayor and board of aldermen opened sealed bids on the sale of a 1983 Fire Truck at their meeting Monday. The city received three bids. The first bid was from the Enville Fire Department for $2,500, a second from Triple H Backhoe for $2,520.20 and the third from Brent Hanna for $1,500. The board passed a motion to sell to the highest bidder. A recent donation of $639.13 was made by Roger and Stanley Alexander to the Fire Department for the purchase of a formal Fire Chief and Chaplin suit. The board passed a motion to purchase both dress uniforms for the department. Mayor Dannie Kennedy and Fire Chief Leland Alexander will be attending a meeting Thursday in Fayette County related to a grant the city will receive for the Fire Department. The city has completed the second round of grant applications with Southwest Community Development Block Grants. The city also approved the purchase of two five foot pieces of chain with hooks to support the jaws
of life for the Fire Department. In addition, the board approved an estimated purchase of $400-$500 for locks on the new fire truck to protect compartments holding medical supplies and equipment. The board approved hosting their annual Public Relations Supper in November with dates contingent upon restaurant availability of several locations in Chester County. Margie Alexander, city recorder, will report to the board options at the next meeting. The board approved purchase of replacement bulbs for the city Christmas lights. The city approved the Aug. 13 meeting minutes and the financial report. The ending general fund balance was $28,984.74 with a street fund ending balance of $24,376.49. The mayor and board members Hershel Hollin, Dorothy Bridges and others are working to assure the Ross Building was ready for a rental on Sept. 16. The rental fee is $50. Clean up behind the ball park and saddle club is complete. “I am pleased with the work and it looks very good,” said Kennedy. Ricky Hughes donated labor and materials for the new sign in front of the Ross Building which was recognized by the board.
MRA recognizes local businesses both new and old
Staff Photos by Jeff Whitten
(Left) Tracey Robbins, owner of the Tanning Zone and wife of Eastview Mayor Jessie Robbins, received a plaque last Friday in Eastview commemorating her business joining the McNairy Regional Alliance. Robbins’ business has been open for 15 years. (Center) The Buzz on Main Street in Selmer is a meeting hall and more where the Village Coffeehouse used to be. The Buzz held its ribbon cutting ceremony there last Saturday. (Right) Eastview Mayor Jessie Robbins received a plaque last Friday in Eastview commemorating his business, Jessie Robbins’ Body Shop, joining the McNairy Regional Alliance. Robbins’ body shop has been in business since 1972.
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court briefs Louis R. Davis – Criminal impersonation – Fined $50 and sentenced to 16 days. Supervised probation. – Driving with licensed revoked – Fined $50 and no costs. Sentenced to 16 days. Supervised probation. Louis R. Davis – Failure to appear – Fined $50 and costs. Sentenced to 16 days. Supervised probation. Robert J. Mullins – DUI: first offense – Fined $350, court costs $705.73 210 days already served. Supervised probation for 11 months, 29 days, drug/ alcohol counseling and rehabilitation. Def must complete inpatient drug/alcohol rehab program. – Unlawful drug paraphernalia uses & activities – Dismiss on plea to DUI and Sch II. – Schedule II drugs: MFG, DEL, SELL, POSS – Fined$750, no costs. Sentenced to 210 days already served. Supervised prob for 1 year DUI school. Alcohol/drug evaluation through JACO. Def must complete inpatient drug and alcohol rehab program. Cory Lee Fowler – Domestic assault – Dismiss on payment of costs. Attend and complete anger management course and good behavior for 6 months. Def indigent cannot pay costs today. Shonda Christian – Implied consent – Fiend costs. Supervised probation. Not drive in TN for 1 year. Heather L. Norville – Assault, bodily injury – Fined costs. Sentenced to 13 days concurrent. Supervised prob. Janet Denise Stanford – Criminal impersonation – Fined $25 and costs. Sentenced to 12 hours. Supervised probation. – Reckless driving – Fined $25, no costs, sentenced to 12 hours. Supervised prob. Stephanie A. Waldrop – Driving while license revoked – Dismiss on payment of costs. Supervised probation. Defendant has valid DL. Donald J. Booker – Criminal trespass – Fined $50 and costs. Sentenced to 24 hours. Supervised probation. Amy Moffett – Criminal trespass – Fined $50 and costs. Sentenced to time served. No contact with victim. Supervised probation. Jessica S. Lambert – Probation violation – Dismiss on condition that Defendant report to rehab and work through probation officer to complete rehabilitation. Valerie Alexander – Domestic assault – Dismiss on payment of costs and good behavior for 6 months. Victim appeared and wished to dismiss case. Supervised probation. Timothy L. Wells – Aggravated assault – Def bound over to McNairy grand jury. Had prelim hearing. Defendant shall continue on current bond
sheriff’s log Monday, September 3 Domestic in progress, physical Beauty Hill Rd 12:18 a.m. Traffic stop Hwy 64 1:12 a.m. Public service 2:12 a.m. Domestic in progress, physical Beauty Hill Rd 2:55 a.m. Unwanted subject Beauty Hill Rd 6:50 a.m. Theft of property Roy Seay Rd 10:37 a.m. Welfare check Ramer Selmer Rd 10:53 a.m. Traffic stop Butler Chapel/Rosa Burow 12:59 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 142 1:33 p.m. Theft of property Racepath Rd 2:42 p.m. Theft of property Friendship Rd 4:25 p.m. Unwanted subject Dunaway Rd 6:38 p.m. Animal control Tull Rd 7:36 p.m. Suspicious activity Buena Vista Rd 11:33 p.m. Tuesday, September 4 Traffic stop Hwy 45/Eastview 12:28
a.m. Unwanted subject Dunaway 2:52 a.m. Animal control Purdy Rd 7:05 a.m. Vandalism Ezra Lock 9:21 a.m. Vandalism Friendship Rd 12:18 p.m. Vandalism Friendship Rd 3:27 p.m. Fire structure Dickey Rd 3:54 p.m. Vandalism Essary Springs Rd 6:39 p.m. Theft of property Industiral Pk Dr 6:55 p.m. Suspicious activity Meeks Rd 7:48 p.m. Officer assistance Hwy 64 W 8:07 p.m. Traffic stop Leapwood Enville Rd 8:44 p.m. Traffic stop Outside Adamsville 8:55 p.m. Speak with an officer 8:59 p.m. Vandalism Sol Coston Rd 9:38 p.m. Speak with an officer 9:54 p.m. Wednesday, September 5 Theft of property Neely Sharp Rd 1:06 a.m. Serving warrant Industrial Park Dr
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of $100,000. Constance A. Wells – Assault, attempt – Dismiss on payment of costs and good behavior for 6 months. Victim appeared and wished to dismiss case and not prosecute. Rusty B. Ross – Domestic assault – Fined costs. Sentenced to 14 hours. No contact with victim. Supervised probation. Alcohol/drug evaluation Richard Charbono – Domestic assault – Dismiss on payment of costs and good behavior for 6 months. Alcohol evaluation with JACOA victim appeared and requests case be dismissed. Defendant served 12 hours in jail. Supervised probation. Justin C. Dickey – Contributing to dependency/neglect – Fined $50 and costs. Sentenced to 14 hours. Supervised probation. Alcohol drug evaluation. Debbie Lynn Franks – Disorderly conduct – Fined $25 and costs. Sentenced to time served. Supervised probation. – Public intoxication – Fined $25 and no costs. Sentenced to time served. Supervised probation. Douglas G. Powers – Theft (up to $500) – Fined costs. Judicial diversion requested waiting on TBI form. No jail time. Unsupervised probation. Shaun P. Murphy – Assault, attempt – Fined $50 and costs. Sentenced to 30 days. No contact with Timothy Hodge. Supervised probation. Rachel N. Butler – Domestic assault – Dismiss on payment of costs. Good behavior for 6 months. Victim appeared and did not wish to prosecute. Supervised probation. Arthur Maurer – Domestic assault – Dismiss on payment of costs. Good behavior for 6 months. Victim appeared and asked that the case be dismissed. Melanie L. Henry – Domestic assault – Dismiss on payment of costs and good behavior for 6 months. Victim appeared and wished to dismiss case. Supervised probation. Barbara Lynn Stubbs – Assault, attempt – Fined costs. Sentenced to 14 days. Supervised probation. No contact with victim. Defendant forfeits any claim to 45 caliber handgun. Stay away from location of incident. Cody J. Williams – Evading arrest – Fined $50, no costs. Sentenced to 12 hours. Supervised probation. 36 hours community service. – Underage consumption – Fined $25 and no costs. Sentenced to 12 hours. Supervised probation. 36 hours community service. – Public intoxication – Fined $25 and costs. Sentenced to 12 hours. Supervised probation. 36 hours community service. Matthew L. Atkins – Contrib to delinq of a child – Fined $50 and costs. Sentenced to 24 hours. Supervised prob. James D. Sherrill – DUI: first offense – Fined $350 ordered to pay court costs of $709.73. 7 day sentence, supervised probation for 11 months, 29
days, drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling and rehabilitation. Not drive in TN for 1 year. Rusty Jarrett – Domestic assault – Dismiss on payment of cost. Victim appeared and did not wish to prosecute said nothing happened. Supervised probation. Kenneth B. Smith – Probation violation – Def to serve 45 days and then probation reinstated upon completion of 45 days. Corey N. Plunk – Probation violation – Probation reinstated upon payment of $500 tomorrow. Christopher A. James – Domestic assault – Dismiss on payment of costs. And good behavior for 6 months. Victim appeared and wished to dismiss case and did not want to prosecute. Supervised prob. Heather L. Norville – Failure to appear – Fined costs. Sentenced to 13 days concurrent. Supervised probation. – Poss unlaw drug paraphernalia, attempt – Fined $150 and costs. Sentenced to 13 days. Supervised probation. Alcohol/ drug evaluation. Rhonda D. Cobb – Domestic assault – Dismiss on payment of costs and good behavior for 6 months. Drug evaluation through JACOA. Victim appeared and requested case be dismissed. Billy F. Mitchell – Probation violation – Probation reinstated upon payment of $250. Joshua R. Maness – Poss & dist. Intox liq by pers u/21 – Dismiss on payment of costs. Supervised probation. David E. Slott – Aggravated assault, domestic – Dismiss on payment of costs and good behavior for 6 months. Victims did not appear to prosecute. Luke K. Switcher – Contrib to delinq of a child – Fined $50, no cost, sentenced to 16 hours. Supervised probation. Alcohol/drug evaluation with JACOA. – Disorderly conduct – Fined $50 and costs. Sentenced to 16 hours. Supervised probation. Alcohol/drug evaluation with JACOA. Jeffrey D. Flatt – DUI: first offense – Fined $350, and costs $709.73, 48 hour sentence, supervised probation for 11 months 29 days, drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling and rehabilitation. Not drive in TN for 1 year. – Contributing to the delinq of a child – Fined $50, no costs. Sentenced to 48 hours. Supervised probation for 1 year. Not drive in TN for 1 year. Alc/drug eval. Brian K. Smith – Driving while license suspended – Dismiss on payment of costs. Supervised probation. Janet Denise Stanford – Speeding – Fined $10 and costs. Supervised probation. Brian K. Smith – Driving while license suspended – Dismiss on payment of costs. Def has valid DL. Supervised probation.
1:18 a.m. Domestic in progress, physical North Prather Rd 7:18 a.m. Public service Industrial Park Dr 9:20 a.m. Alarm residence/business Capooth Rd 9:53 a.m. Reckless driver Bethesda Purdy 10:21 a.m. Traffic stop Bob Abernathy 11:13 a.m. Animal control Leapwood Enville Rd 11:25 a.m. Assault, already occurred City Hall 11:49 a.m. Traffic stop Baptist St. Old Stage 12:13 p.m. 911 Hang up Sharon Dr 1 : 0 9 p.m. Alarm residence/business Hwy 22 S 1:31 p.m. Alarm residence/business Flossie Ln 2:18 p.m. Animal control Mt. Vernon 2:33 p.m. Theft of property Jackson St. 2:36 p.m. Suspicious person Friendship 5:22 p.m. Theft of property Post Office Rd 5:43 p.m.
p.m. Speak with an officer Industrial Park 3:01 p.m. Domestic in progress, verbal Railroad Ln 4:21 p.m. Public service Capooth Rd 4:31 p.m. Retrieve property Public service 4:26 p.m. Retrieve property Capooth Rd 5:08 p.m. Vandalism Bethesda Purdy Rd 5:21 p.m. Traffic stop C. Stateline Rd 7:05 p.m. Obstructing roadway Roy Seay Rd 7:26 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 64 7:32 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 45 S 7:44 p.m. Traffic stop Junction/45 7:56 p.m. Traffic stop Walmart Parking lot 8:05 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 64 E 8:16 p.m. Harass phone calls Williams Ln 9:03 p.m. Alarm residence/business Hwy 45 S 11:09 p.m. Friday, September 7 Motor vehicle accident, with injuries Airport Rd 2:39 a.m. Unwanted subject Ferguson Store Rd 9:08 a.m.
Alarm residence/business Hwy 22 S 5:53 p.m. Speak with an officer Neely Sharp Rd 6:04 p.m. Prowler Hwy 45 S 6:27 p.m. Public service 6:56 p.m. 911 Hang up Hwy 45 S 9:01 p.m. Serving warrant Industrial Park Dr 9:02 p.m. Theft of property Farmville Dr 10:17 p.m. Public service 10:21 p.m. Serving warrant Rushing Rd 10:51 p.m. Theft of property Ammons Rd 11:54 p.m. Thursday, September 6 Serving warrant Beauty Hill Rd 12:45 a.m. Suspicious vehicle Bethel Purdy Rd 3:16 a.m. 911 Hang up Sharon Dr 7:27 a.m. Traffic stop Purdy/Baker Rd 10:27 a.m. Reckless driver Hwy 45 N 10:42 a.m. Vandalism Industrial Park Dr 10:45 a.m. Speak with an officer Industrial Park Dr 12:00 p.m. Theft of property Vernie Kirk 2:40
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Burglary Pickens Dr 10:09 a.m. Speak with an officer Industrial Park Dr 12:55 p.m. Welfare check Rose Creek Rd 12:58 p.m Alarmresidence/business Masseyville Rd 2:36 p.m. Theft of property Beauty Hill Rd 4:38 p.m. Assault Leapwood Enville Rd 5:43 p.m. Animal control welfare/cruelty Pleasant Site Rd 5:52 p.m. Suspicious person Main St 5:10 p.m. Alarm residence/business Grandview Loop 6:28 p.m. Suspicious person Hwy 57 8:25 p.m. Prowler Neely Sharp 8:32 p.m. 911 Hang up Brooks Rd 8:55 p.m. Traffic stop Hwy 64 9:00 p.m. Public service Miller Ln 9:58 p.m. Suspicious person Hwy 45 10:16 p.m. Traffic stop Buena Vista 10:20 p.m. Traffic stop Whitaker Motors 11:21 p.m. Obstructing roadway Purdy Rd 11:56 p.m. (Because of limited space, Saturday & Sunday Sheriff ’s Log will be in next week’s edition)
The Selmer/McNairy County Industrial Development Board will meet on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., in the Conference Room of the McNairy County Visitor’s Center, which is located at 205 West Court Avenue in Selmer, Tennessee, in a special called meeting, to discuss and possibly take action with respect to: exercising an Option to Purchase certain real property and improvements situated thereon, located at 689 Industrial Park Drive, Selmer, Tennessee, which is also identified as Map 100, Parcel 5.08 by the Assessor’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee (hereinafter “Real Property”); financing of the purchase of the Real Property; leasing of the Real Property to Spectrum Lubricants Corp.; and authorizing designated officers of the Board to execute any and all documents related to any of the items sent forth herein. Robert Shackelford, Board Chairman
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Opinion Independent Appeal
By Melinda Myers Horticulture Columnist
Don’t let fall or potentially frosty temperatures stop you from enjoying garden-fresh produce. Extend the nutritional value and homegrown flavor into your fall and early winter meals with the help of short season crops and season extending strategies. Lettuce, spinach, radishes, turnips, and beets are quick to mature from seed to harvest. Plus, the cooler temperatures enhance their flavor. Simply count the number of frost-free days left in your growing season and compare it with the number of days from planting to harvest listed on the seed packet. Protect these late plantings and other vegetables from chilly fall temperatures with cloches, coldframes, and floating row covers. Many of these devices have long been used by gardeners to jump start the season in spring and extend it much later into fall. These devices trap heat around the plants, protecting them from frosty temperatures. Convert gallon milk jugs into garden cloches for individual plants. Remove the bottom of the jug and slide it over the plant. Use the cap to capture heat or remove to ventilate your homemade cloche on sunny days. Or purchase reusable cloches with built in ventilation. Originally made of glass, many of the newer cloches are plastic, making them more affordable, easy to stack and portable. You can make your own coldframes. Many gardeners convert discarded windows, a bit of lumber and nails into a homemade shelter for their plants. The window size usually determines the size of your coldframe. Just make sure you can reach all the plants inside. For best results, your frame should be higher in the back then the front so water and melting snow can drain off. And, if possible, your coldframe should be facing south for better warming. The internet and garden books are filled with plans. I prefer the construction-free, all-purpose garden fabrics. Simply drape these floating row covers (season-extending fabrics) over your crops. Anchor the edges with rocks, boards, or wire wickets. The fabric traps heat around your plants, but allows air, light and water through so there is no need to uncover the plants during the day or for watering. Increase the ease of season-extending fabrics with low and tall frost pop-up covers and plant protection frost covers from Gardener’s Supply. The frames are fitted with all-purpose garden fabric to create protective tents. You can protect new plantings and extend your harvest by protecting plants down to 24 degrees Fahrenheit. So with a little preparation you can keep enjoying freshfrom-the-garden flavor long past the traditional end to your harvest season. For more gardening tips visit www.melindamyers.com Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening. She hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments which air on over 115 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and writes the twice monthly “Gardeners’ Questions” newspaper column. Melinda also has a column in Gardening How-to magazine. Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio program for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of Great Lakes Gardener on PBS. She has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening and was a columnist and contributing editor for Backyard Living magazine. Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Her web site is www.melindamyers.com
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Volume 110, Number 17, Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Mcnairy voices On Sept. 4, the County Commission postponed a vote on placing the school referendum on the ballot, saying they didn’t have enough information to make an informed decision. This means they missed the deadline for getting the referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. They will either have to wait for the next election in two years or hold a special election, which means extra expense. The referendum would raise the sales tax by one-half cent and also possibly impose a new wheel tax. The present wheel tax can only be used to retire debt on the Justice Center. Half of the sales tax increase would go to build a new school in Adamsville and one in Selmer and half would go to the towns, which could give their share to the schools. What do you think about the commission’s decision?
Robin Crewse (Bethel Springs):
Keshia Shelton (Selmer):
Faith Whitley (Bethel Springs):
Caleb Sanders (Selmer):
Fran Bolton (Selmer):
Chris James (Selmer):
“We need schools. Our buildings are old and there’s not enough of them because children in all these little towns have to go a long way to get to school. I think we need more schools.”
“I think that if they were going to vote on it, they should have voted for it during the (Nov. 6) election, so they wouldn’t have to have another election for us to have to pay for.”
“They shouldn’t have postponed that because it should be up to the citizens.”
“I think it’s a very bad decision. I think we should have went ahead and put it on the ballot and get it over with because education is very important. I don’t believe in delaying anything that results in the delay of our children’s education.”
“I just wish they could work together, select a site and get a school in both towns, Adamsville and Selmer, that we can be proud of. We have good teachers and we’d like for them and the students to have a good place to study and become good citizens.”
“It sounds like it needs to be a higher priority, number one priority, top priority.”
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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Letter to the editor
Matlock thanks commissioners for patience Dear Editor, I express my deepest admiration for the 12 commissioners who voted to postpone (not reject) the decision on the construction of new county schools. I am an alumnus of Selmer Elementary, Selmer Middle, and McNairy Central High. My children attend school in McNairy County. I proudly believe we have one of the best school systems, most qualified teachers, and leaders in the state. I agree with and support the fact that our school buildings need to be updated, just as ALL our commissioners believe. However, I firmly stand with those 12 who chose to act wisely and responsibly in the process. The school board brought a request be-
fore the board of commissioners for millions of dollars for the construction of two new schools without even knowledge of where Selmer Elementary School will be built. I wonder how many of our prudent bankers in McNairy County would grant a home loan to an individual without him/ her first attaining a building site for the home. I do not believe any would make such a foolish and irresponsible decision as that, so why should we expect any less of our commissioners? There is NO shame in being patient and undertaking an important task, such as this, with caution and thorough preparation. The Bible states in Luke 14:28-30, “For which of you, intending to build a
tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, saying, this man began to build, and was not able to finish.” Thank you, commissioners for your diligence, responsible leadership, and strong backbones. This decision and burden of debt will not only affect today’s taxpayers, but it also will fall on many of our children. Thank you for not acting in haste, Monica Matlock Selmer
McNairy County Adult Education Program Celebrates National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week by Patsy Pearson Contributor
McNairy County Adult Education Program, in partnership with the National Coalition for Literacy, invites you to celebrate National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, Sept. 10-16. This is a national celebration of adult education and family literacy programs and is designed to recognize the achievements of adult literacy students. For the fourth consecutive year, National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week was declared by act of the US Congress. The Hours declaration (H.R 756) was sponsored by Rep. Jared Polis with fifteen co-signers. A companion bill, S. Res. 546 was co-sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander, (Tenn.) and Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.). The senate bill had eight co-signers. The McNairy County Adult Education Program serves adult students who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve their oral and written English, obtain a high school equivalence degree, and prepare for community college or vocational training. According to the latest national survey of adults, more than 93 million American adults have Basic or Below Basic literacy skills that limit their ability to advance at work
and in education, help their children with school work, take care of their family’s health, and participate in their communities. MCAE is focused on breaking the cycles of low literacy, low education and poverty. In McNairy County, 35 percent of adults have extremely limited literacy skills. The McNairy County Adult Education Program is working to change that. In the last six years, the McNairy County Adult Education Program has served over 900 people with 455 of these students earning a GED. The entire AE staff is dedicated to the success of each student. From the friendly smile as students enter the door to the joyful but sometimes teary good-byes, the AE staff consistently strives to provide a foundation of skills and support for whatever the future has in store for their students. The McNairy County Adult Education Program offers both day and night classes to accommodate the varied adult needs. The Adult Education Center is located at 701 Industrial Park Dr., Selmer, TN. Phone number is (731) 645-5386 and the hours of operation are 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Find more literacy facts at www.national-coalition-literacy.org/litfacts.html and www.ncladodovacy.org. Contact Patsy Pearson at the center for more information.
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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Nellie Sue Wilkins
Ricky Dale Moffett
Nellie Sue Wilkins of Adamsville, TN was born June 15, 1935 in McNairy County, TN, the daughter of Mozell Tacker Hardin of Adamsville and the late J. R. Hardin. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Wilkins on April 17, 1954. Mrs. Wilkins was a member of Adamsville First Baptist Church. She was a housewife and loved to cook for her family. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and gardening. She departed this life on September 3, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 77 years, 2 months, 19 days. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Kenneth Wilkins of Adamsville, TN; a daughter, Patti White and husband Greg of Savannah, TN; a son, Randy Wilkins and wife Kathy of Selmer, TN; two grandchildren, Katie Wilkins, Kristen Wilkins; her mother, Mozell Hardin of Adamsville; a sister, Ann Hodges of Adamsville; three brothers, Jerry Hardin of Sevierville, TN, Ronnie Hardin of Jackson, TN, Rickey Hardin of Adamsville. A host of extended family and friends. Funeral services were held on September 5, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Bro. Phil Mitchell officiating. Burial followed in the Adamsville Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers were Jeff Wilkins, Earl Wilkins, Ronnie Hardin, Rickey Hardin, Joe Dan Humphrey, Harold Littlefield. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer were in charge of arrangements.
Ricky Dale Moffett departed this life on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at the age of 54 years, 10 months, 27 days. Ricky was born in Portageville, Missouri on October 2, 1957, the son of the late Herbert Dee and Jessie Marie Killingsworth Moffett. He was a car salesman for Jones Motor Company since 1990 and had won the Top Salesman Award many times. He also loved to fish. Ricky is survived by his companion of 28 years, Charlotte Adams of Counce, Tennessee; brothers, Keith, Jackie and Jerry Moffett all of Adamsville, Tennessee; sister, Diane Fisher of Counce, Tennessee; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Vickie Christopher. Services were held on September 1, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah, Tennessee, with Roger Jenkins, Larry Williams, Ray Ritenour officiating. Burial followed in the White Sulphur Cemetery at Pickwick Dam, Tennessee.
Mary Lou Howard Mary Lou Howard was born January 15, 1937 in Stantonville, TN, the daughter of the late Lillian and Nellie Plunk Smith. She was united in marriage to Deon Howard on August 27, 1955. Mr. Howard preceded her in death on September 5 , 2001. Mrs. Howard was a homemaker and worked as a hostess at the Hagy’s Catfish Hotel. She was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church in Michie TN. Some of her favorite pastimes were crocheting and cooking for, as well as spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Howard departed this life on September 8, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 75 years, 7 months, 24 days. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Neal Kinkead and husband Edgar of Stantonville, one brother-in-law Ronnie Howard and wife Sarah of Michie TN; one niece Deanna Comer and husband Jerry of Stantonville TN, three nephews Dwayne Johnson and wife Amy of Belmont MS; O’Neal Howard and wife Annette of MichieTN; and Craig Howard and wife Shannan of Naples FL; six great nieces, three great nephews, and two great great nieces along with special friends Pat Blanton, Max and Shirley Melton, Doris and Glen Conder, and Gary Sims. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Howard was preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Howard. Services were held on September 10, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Steve Webb officiating. Burial followed in the Lebanon Cemetery at Michie, Tennessee.
Ojuida Belle Walker Reed Ojuida Belle Walker Reed was born in Hardin County, Tennessee, on January 6, 1935, to Arch and Minnie Kelley Walker, who preceded her in death. Ojuida departed this life on September 7, 2012, at the age of 77 years, 8 months, and 1 day. She was employed by the Brown Shoe Company for 34 years and worked as a boot trimmer. She like to embroidery, quilt, and she loved word puzzles. Ojuida is survived by her daughter, Annie Whitman of Selmer, Tennessee; and two sons, Bobby Baugus and John Baugus both of Savannah, Tennessee; two sisters, Diane Cooksey and Kathy Murphy, both of Savannah, Tennessee; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Baugus, a brother, Johnny Walker, and a sister, Carolyn Sue Harris. Services were held on September 10, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah, Tennessee, with Steve Nielsen officiating. Burial followed in the Neill Cemetery at Savannah, Tennessee.
Ora Lee Todd Ora Lee Todd departed this life Sunday, September 9, 2012, at the age of 93 years, 4 months and 4 days. Ora Lee was born in Texas on May 5, 1919, the daughter of the late Lucion Lafayette and Myrtle Denisha Droke Moore. On September 1, 1968, she was united in marriage to Dan M. Todd, who preceded her in death on July 19, 1989. She was a nurse for Western Mental Health Institute and a member of the Adamsville Church of Christ. She is survived by her sons, Joe Stricklin and George Stricklin both of Adamsville, Tennessee; daughter Peggy Jones of Corinth, Mississippi; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Faye Crutchfield of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Wilma Holder of Oliver Springs, Tennessee; brother, Bob Moore of Portland, Tennessee. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lannie Moore and Virgil Moore; sisters, Thelma Walker, Lessie Harris, Shirley Tipton, Reatha Smith and Lathal Taylor. Services were held on September 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Chapel in Adamsville, Tennessee, with Tim Carothers, Van Vansandt officiating. Burial followed in the Crump Cemetery at Crump, Tennessee.
Hello Everyone, Hope you all had a good week enjoying this pleasant weather that we are having. Eugene &Shirley Williams spent a few days in Nashville last week on business. Caroline Lois Martin and daughter Kandice from Murfreeboro visited her mother Mozella Baldridge and other family members also attended morning service at the church last weekend. Services were held in loving memory of Mr. Hubert Clay Roberson, Jr. Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the JP Baptist Church in Henderson, TN. He departed this life on Wed. August 29, 2012. He made his home in Gary, Ind. After returning to McNairy County he bought a home in Montezuma, where he could live among family and friends. After the service on Sunday, his remains will be carried back to Gary for burial on Wednesday. We extend to the family our deepest sympathy in their loss. The McNairy County High School Alumni met this past
weekend to enjoy and relive the past of their school years. The event started Friday night with a social and talent show. Saturday evening was the scene of a lovely catered meal and Saturday night, a dance was enjoyed by all. The activities were all held at the Alumni Building on Lipford Rd in Selmer. Pauline Smith and TC, Shirley, Eugene Williams spent the Labor Day sightseeing in Savannah, Pickwick Dam, and other places, and enjoyed lunch at the Pickwick Inn. Chase Campbell of Atlanta Georgia, and Ceria Campbell from Jackson attended morning services at New Bethel UMC on Sunday. They are the children of Bro. Campbell the pastor. Eugene Williams attended the Webb Alumni celebration on Saturday in McKenzie, TN, where he served as National President for many years. There were schoolmates from six states attending the Labor Day festival. New Hope: ask God to give you strength to see you through each day for He alone can help you. So until next time, be good to yourself and others.
Harriet Beecher Stowe US abolitionist & novelist (1811 - 1896)
• Canceled Government Contracting Workshop Due to the lack of registrations at the Selmer office and none on the internet, the workshop is canceled. However, Russell Toone has agreed to offer individual counseling to anyone who calls or comes in later. He will need their name and telephone so as to contact them to schedule and appointment. Call the McNairy Regional Alliance if you would like to speak with Mr. Toone. 731-6456360. Thanks, Ron & Joel
• Campaign Rally Come and show your support to elect Sherry Smith for Alderman of Bethel Springs. Come out and enjoy free hot dogs, coke and music on September 15, 2012 at noon til 2 p.m. beside Church of Christ in Bethel Springs, TN. Please bring your own lawn chairs. • St. Jude Yard and Bake Sale Team KB will be having a huge yard and bake sale for St. Jude on Sat., September 15, 2012 from 7 to 2 at Selmer Second Baptis Chruch. If you would like to bake or donate items for our sale, they may be dropped off at second Baptist Church on Friday, September 14 from 10 to 4 or on Sat. morning. All funds go to St. Jude in honor of Kensley Bea Carter, who has been a patient on St. Jude since June 2011 battling neuroblastima. For more info, contact Leslie Carter, (731) 934-4972. www.caringbridge.org/kbcarter.
• Hickam and Glover Reunion The Hickam and Glover families reunion is September 26 at the Bethel Springs Community Center. Bring a covered dish and enjoy. • Isbell and Causey Reunion The Isbell and Causey family reunion will be Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Finger Community Center (Gym) at noon. All family and friends are invited. Bring a cover dish and enjoy good food and family fun. • King Family Reunion The King family is having a reunion at the Sulphur Springs Fire Dept. Sat., Sept 15th at 5 p.m. Bring a dish and come along to see some of your relatives and have some fun.
• McNairy County Forest Landowners Assoc. Meeting McNairy County Forest Landowners Assoc. Fall Dinner Meeting – September 20, 2012. Eastview Civic Center. 6:30 p.m. Topics: “Feral Pigs” (USDA Wildlife Services) and “Quality Deer Mgmt. (Dr. Alan Houston). Join us for Barbecue dinner with trimmings. Must RSVP Judy Mashburn, 645-9384; Pete Moditz, 645-3531 or Ricky Mathenia 645-3598.
• Miss Autumn Princess Pageant Registration First Annual Miss Autumn Princess Pageant will be September 30, 2012 at the Eastview Civic Center in Ramer, TN. Age groups: 0-12 mo., 13 mo-2 yrs., 3-4 yrs., 5-7 yrs., 8-10 yrs., 11-13 yrs., 14-17 yrs., 18+ (single or married). Registration begins at 1 p.m. with pageant beginning at 2 p.m.The entry fee is $25 if received by Sept. 21, $30 thereafter and at the door. Mail forms and entry fee to P.O. Box 1102, Selmer, TN 38375. Each age group will have “best dressed” and “prettiest smile”. The fee for this will be $5 each. There will be two overall supreme queens. The fee is $10 and the age groups are 0-10 years and 11 yrs. and up.
CHURCH EVENTS September 16
• Falcon Baptist Gospel Singing Gospel singing at Falcon Baptist Church, September 16 at 6 p.m. featuring Josh and Ashley Franks from Savannah, Tenn. • Union Grove Union Grove United Methodist Church will have fall revival Sept. 16-19, 2012. Dr. Ron Brown from Savannah FUMC will be our guest evangelist. Sunday the 16th we will begin with a potluck supper at 6 p.m. with preaching to start each night at 7. We will have special music each night. Everyone is invited to come be with us during these 4 nights.
September 17 • Revival
Selmer 2nd Baptist Church 7 p.m. nightly, September 1718, Bro. Denny Broadway, September 19-21, Bro. Roy Wyatt. Everyone welcome. • Frog Jump Quartet Singing Frog Jump Quartet will be singing at Moore’s Schoolhouse Full Gospel Fellowship Church, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at 6 p.m. Come and enjoy good gospel singing and christian fellowship. (Directions: four miles west of Selmer on Highway 64 toward Bolivar, turn right on Moore’s Schoolhouse Rd and follow signs or call (731) 6104263).
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• SPWA Wrestling Come down to the Old Action Apparel building on Hwy 57 in Ramer TN for a fun night of high-flying, death-defying, hard-hitting, wrestling action at SPWA! Cheer your favorites and boo their rivals as the evening unfold! Tickets are $5 and children 6 and under get in free! Wonderful concessions, excellent matchs and a night of “family-driven” fun you won’t find anywhere else! Every Saturday night at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
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Bethel springs news By Mrs. T.C. Williams
REVIVAL SERVICES AT
WEST SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH EVANGELIST:
Dr. Ken Story MINISTER OF MUSIC:
Bro. Larry Cartwright
SEPTEMBER 16TH - 19TH SUNDAY SERVICES 11:00 AM & 6:30 PM MONDAY - WEDNESDAY 7:00 PM
• An Evening with the Hoppers Thursday, September 20 in Savannah, TN at the Hardin County High School Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m., Josh and Ashley Franks will be hosting, “An Evening with the Hoppers.” Tickets can be purchased at Community South, Main Branch, in Savannah and New Life Christian Bookstore in Corinth, Miss. Doors will open one hour before concert. For more information or to purchase tickets online, go to www.joshandashleyfranks. com or call (731) 607-1948.
• Beauty Hill BBQ On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Annual Barbeque for Beauty Hill United Pentecostal Church will have barbecue by the pound, plate or sandwich. Will deliver. Starts at 12. For more info., call 632-1345 or 731 602-7419.
• Wild Horse Ministries Paul Daily relates horse training with God based on Trust, Faith, Obedience & Love. This event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at McNairy County Saddle Club, Selmer. Free admission. Bring your lawn chairs. For more information contact James Flowers (731) 434-9324 or Betty Flowers (731) 434-8243.
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Anna Kate and baby brother, Samuel Pearson Skinner
Welcome Samuel Alexis Miller and baby sister, Kylie Marie Miller
Welcome Kylie Alexis Miller is pleased to announce the birth of her little sister, Kylie Marie Miller. Kylie was born on July 10, 2012 at 1:32 p.m. at Hardin County Medical Center. Her parents are Derek and Amanda Miller of Selmer, TN. Her grandparents are Kathy Lewis and Ted and Janet Miller, all of Selmer, TN her great-grandparents are Malcolm and Marie Lambert and Alfred and Annarae King, all of Selmer, TN.
Anna Kate Skinner is proud to announce the birth of her baby brother, Samuel Pearson Skinner. Sam arrived on July 10, 2012 at Jackson Regional Hospital at 7:49 p.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19 ½ inches long. Anna Kate and Sam are the children of Dewayne and Julie Skinner of Eastview, TN. The proud grandparents are Terry and Patsy Pearson of Eastview, TN, Mike Skinner of South Haven, MS and Ann Faulker of New Albany, MS. Great grandparents are Robert and Gladys Skinner of Corinth, MS and two special aunts, Mary Beth Young and Anna Coln.
card of thanks
Brigman Family The family of Bobby Brigman would like to express our sincere appreciation for the kind words, phone calls, prayers, food, cards and flowers. A special thank you to hospices, Ms. Bobbie, Dr. Feeney, Bro. Mike Holloway, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, Shackelford Funeral Directors. Your words of love and encouragement are very appreciated.
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Nathan Lee and John Blake Cox
Happy Birthday Nathan and Blake Cox turned 2 on August 1. They had a Thing 1 and Thing 2 birthday party. Nathan and Blake’s parents are Lisa and Brandon Cox of Selmer. They have 1 older brother, Johnathan. Grandparents are Junior and the late Dorothy Wilbanks of Ramer and Jeff and Ann Cox of Selmer.
The family of Sue Wilkins would like to thank everyone for all the kind expressions of sympathy and encouragement during the loss of our loved one. Thanks to everyone that called, brought food, sent flowers, came to visit us, or prayed for us. Thank you to the Adamsville Rescue Squad, Adamsville Police Department, McNairy Regional Ambulance and McNairy Regional Emergency personnel. Thank you Shackelford Funeral Directors for making this very difficult time a little easier. Thank you Bro. Phil Mitchell for the wonderful words of love and encouragement. Thank you Jerry and Sandra Whitten and the Tennessee River Boys for the songs you sang. Thank you Adamsville First Baptist Church for all you did for us. Kenneth Wilkins Randy, Kathy, Katie, & Kristen Wilkins Greg & Patti White
Happy birthday to a special hero in heaven. A man is measured by how he loves and provides for his family. By these standards, you were a man, no doubt. You were such a great man, that your loss has overwhelmed us all. We weren’t prepared to say goodbye so soon. We who loved you and held you so dear find a huge piece of our hearts are gone because you are no longer here. How we all wish you were still with us so we could celebrate this day with you. What we wouldn’t give to have you walk back into our lives, to watch your eyes light up, to share your smile and to hug you and tell you we love you just one more time. When you entered a room, you lit it up with a smile, you captured people’s hearts with your kindness and generosity. Though we feel your presence in our hearts, it just isn’t the same. Life has been so hard without you here in our lives, and we are still carrying on by taking life as it comes, day by day. We strive to continue to make you proud by honoring your name as well as the person you were to all of us. You were a wonderful husband and father to which no one could compare, the greatest friend and brother anyone could have ever been blessed with. The day we lost you, we were shaken to our core. How we prayed every day that we would wake up and this would all have been a horrible nightmare. Then we were faced with the fact you were really gone. Even though you’re in heaven, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know how much we love and miss you. You took a piece of our heart with you when you went to heaven that night. Though you are no longer with us, this is still your day, we’re just going have to share it with you in heaven, this year and years to come, Happy birthday Steve, we love and miss you so very much. All our love, Your family and friends. Happy birthday, Daddy, we love and miss you always and forever. Love, Dalton and Makayla Hey baby, Just wanted to say Happy Birthday. You’ll always be in my heart, no matter what. I think about you every day and miss you every day knowing you’re gone, but our love will grow stronger every day. I love you always and forever, Your wife, Misty
Sanders graduates from basic military training Air Force Airman Matthew T. Sanders graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete
basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Sanders is the son of Randal Sanders of Rose Creek Road, and Sharon Sanders of Moose Lodge Road, both of Selmer. He is a 2010 graduate of McNairy Central High School, Selmer.
McNairy County Health Care
Friends: some old some new
By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor
I want to tell you about two of my friends. One I have been friends with for a few years, the other is a new friend. Mr. Melton Orange came into our skilled unit for therapy and when I went to talk to him, he said he was from Fancy Farm, Kentucky. He then said, “But you don’t know where that is, I am sure.” I knew at that point we had something to talk about. Both of my parents were from Paducah, Kentucky, so, yes, I did know where Fancy Farm is located. Mr. Orange was originally from Cunningham, Kentucky and was married at the age of 14. In his early years, he helped establish the UPS in Kentucky. He then went to work for Viking Freight Line till 1983. He and his wife have two children and he has one daughter he has adopted. He later went to work for Goodyear and worked there until he had a work injury and had to quit. He injured his back and has had several surgeries. He told me that at one time he helped write some articles for Hickman County Gazette. He wrote about Murphy Pond in Kentucky. Three states, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois, purchased the land to be able to study wildlife. He said at one time there were reported 300 to 500 snakes per acre in this
swamp. He and his son would go out to the swamp and spend the day killing snakes. His son decided that was not the thing to do and so they both decided it was time to quit. His son is now a Zoologist working in the Smoky Mountains. His daughter lives in Georgia and is involved in real estate. His youngest daughter works for Tennessee Quality and he has a dog Patches that is ten years old and a great friend to Mr. Orange. Emily King Cooper is a FNP and Emily and I have been friends since the day she came to work in the ER where I was working. She is the daughter of Dr. James and Sandra King. She graduated from McNairy County High School in 2001 and the University Of Memphis School of nursing in 2006. She then returned to college to obtain her FNP degree also from the University of Memphis. She is married to Clay Cooper from Henderson, Tenn. who is a Pharmacist for Ampharm. They have one daughter, Claire Elizabeth who is 15 months old. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Selmer and a member of FCE group Aprons and Pearls in Chester County. Her reason for her career choice was she wants to help people and make a difference. She states, “All I've ever known is healthcare,” with her
mom being a nurse, her dad a doctor, grandmother a nurse, grandfather a doctor, and an aunt a FNP. So, her roots run deep in the medical field. Emily, like me, enjoys geriatrics patients. She states they are typically happy and rarely complain. They always appreciate the care you give them. So, I have a new friend in Mr. Orange, and a friend in Emily, who I have had the pleasure of knowing for a while. I hope you have many friends in your life. Mr. Orange will be going home soon as he has done really well in our home where we strive to return you to your previous activities. Emily is a smiling face you will see in our home making rounds on our residents and skilled patients. Both are great friends to me. Until next time.
Consignment Sale: September 13-15 Children’s and Ladies’ Consignment Sale Located in the National Guard Armory 1232 Peach Street - Selmer, TN Beside Patriot Park
Thursday - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Half-Price Sale Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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• Four-Person Golf Scramble Selmer Lion’s Club annual four person golf scramble will be Friday, September 21, 2012 at he Selmer Golf and Country Club. Shotgun start at 12 noon. Cost is $200 per team. Donations welcome. Individual hole sponsorships are available for $50. There will be numerous prices. For information, call Dale Youngblood, 610-0023. • 2013 Historical Calendar The 2013 Historical calendar is again being published by the Historical Society for the benefit of the Museum and Archives. In honor of the 150th Anniversary of Shiloh and the Civil War, the calendar is being dedicated to veterans of the Civil War. Recognize your family’s Civil War Veteran(s) by placing his picture and name in the blank spaces in the calendar for $20. This $20 includes your calendar. If you have no picture (tombstone picture would work) and would like to recognize your Civil War veteran, send his name and any information--birthday, descendants, company, etc. to email@example.com. Use jpeg format to send picture. Send your payment to McNairy County Historical Society, P. O. Box 957, Selmer, TN 38375 or go by the Archives in the basement of the Courthouse to submit picture or name and information. Calendars will be delivered in November. If you would like to buy a calendar and will pick it up, send $10 to the above address. If you want it mailed to you, send $12 to the above address. September 20 • Shiloh National Military Park to Host Screening of V-Day Shiloh National Military Park will offer the public two opportunities to view "V-DAY 11.11.11," during the month of September. "V-Day 11.11.11," a new documentary honoring the 22 million veterans in the United States, is being release by award-winning director John C. P. Goheen. Under Goheen's direction, filmmakers and documentary producers have donated their time and talent to the project, including Chris Wheeler, Producer/Director of "Shiloh: Fiery Trial." A feature-length non-profit film, "V-DAY 11.11.11," highlights the unique stories of the men and women who protect and defend our county.The public is invited to view this film on two occasions. The first viewing will be at the Corinth Battlefield Visitor Center, the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, on Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m. A second showing of the film is scheduled at the Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. Both screenings will begin with a reception and light refreshments at 6:30 pm followed by the showing at 7 p.m. It is a 100 minute film, which will include a short intermission. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Individuals wishing to attend are encouraged to register in advance by calling the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center at (662) 287-9273 for the September 20th event and the Shiloh Visitor Center at (731) 689-5696 for the event on Sept. 27th.
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phy Brothers, James Alfred Neill, Joshua Jerrolds, Scottie Baugus and Boone Creek and many, many more! Concessions will be available. Free admission for the Friday night show, 6 p.m. until ?? and $5 admission for the Saturday night now, 12 p.m. until ?? For more information, call (731) 925-8082 or check out our facebook page at facebook.com/burntchurchbluegrassfestival.
Class of 2002 Reunion October 19 & 20, 2012
September 22 • Notice of Meeting Ledbetter Cemetery Association will meet September 22, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the New Hope Fellowship Church on New Hope Road. The purpose of this meeting is to elect directors
Friday night: Family Night at MCHS in the commons during halftime of the football game Saturday night: Dinner and dance at the Selmer Country Club ($30 per person)
October 4 • Girl Talk UT Extension and McNairy County Health Department present a program for girls ages 9-12 and their moms to talk about their changing bodies, decision making, teen pregnancy, sexuality, and family values. The “Girl Talk” program will start on October 4 (For Moms Only) and continue on October 11, October 18, and October 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the McNairy County Ag Educational Center. Space is limited and registration is required. The cost is $30 per mother/ daughter. The cost includes all materials, activities, and snacks. To register or for more information please contact UT Extension at 731-645-3598.
Please send payments (money orders) to Jessica Mann at 5172 Catrina Way, Buford, GA 30519 Please include your name and your guest’s name. This is confirmation of your attendance. All payments due September 28, 2012.
October 13 • Reunion at the Ranch 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.
Miss Autumn Princess Pageant SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 EASTVIEW CIVIC CENTER RAMER, TN REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 1:00 PM WITH PAGEANT BEGINNING AT 2:00 PM $25 ENTRY FEE IF RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 $30 AT THE DOOR OR ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER SEPTEMBER 21
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• Adamsville Healthcare Open House Adamsville Healthcare would like to invite you to our Open House at Adamsville Healthcare on September 20, 2012 ferom 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in order to celebrate our name change to Adamsville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Please come out and see our facility and meet our caring staff. 409 Park Avenue, Adamsville TN. September 21 • Burnt Church Bluegrass Festival The Burnt Church Bluegrass Festival will be September 21 & 22, 2012 at the Burnt Church Community Center. Bring your lawn chars and enjoy music by the Creekers, the Holt Family, the Mur-
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Unbeaten Rebels clobber Mustangs, 4B
Ramer Football Remains Undefeated, 4B
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Lady Cards fall in third district match, See 3B
Making McNairy County Sports headlines for more than 110 years
Volume 110, Number 17, Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Cards seal fourth straight over Bobcats with second half surge By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Last Friday’s rivalry game at Don Whitaker Memorial Stadium was a tale of two halves. The first told a story of competitiveness, suspense, and parity. The second, on the other hand, was not as compelling.
Adamsville McNairy Central
Dustin Plunk’s 42-yard field goal with a little more than three minutes to play in the first quarter of Adamsville and McNairy Central’s 31st meeting was all that separated the Cardinals and Bobcats from being tied at halftime. After forcing three second half turnovers, all of which led to touchdowns, the Cards found themselves with a 24-point victory and their fourth consecutive win over the rival Bobcats. No matter the success, Cardinal head coach Brandon Gray still was not pleased with his team’s slow start. “We kinda wore them down as the game went on, but we’ve gotta find a way to get it going earlier,” said Gray of his Cardinals, who have not scored more than seven first half points in any of their first four games. “We moved the ball on them, and we went downfield...we just kept shooting ourselves in the foot.” Though they suffered their third loss
of the year, the Bobcats played a sound first half defensively, and they prevented the Cardinals from getting on the board for the majority of the third quarter as well. McNairy Central forced two first half turnovers and had a chance to tie the game 3-3 in the second quarter before Jacob Williams’ 42-yard field goal attempt fluttered just left of the goalpost after being partially blocked. First-year Bobcat head coach Charlie Dampeer summed up the MCHS earlyseason inefficiencies simply, “We’re not very good.” The coach pointed to the team’s inability to block as being most problematic through the first three games. “We haven’t blocked well against anyone,” Dampeer said. “Whether it’s Adamsville or Bethel Junior High, we can’t block anyone.” The Bobcats and Cardinals both gained right around 270 total yards, and both forced three turnovers, but the difference in the game was Adamsville’s ability to capitalize on McNairy’s mistakes. “Our kids are competitive. They’re going to play, and that’s what you like to see,” said Gray. “They’re a fun bunch to coach, and the best thing about them is that they’re coachable. They want to
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Cardinal Zak Neary powers past Bobcat Isaac Cagle in Adamsville’s fourth straight win over the McNairy Central.
Selmer holds off determined Adamsville team By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
The young Cardinals have struggled through the beginning of the 2012 season, but they played a very competitive game against a solid Selmer Lion team last Thursday at Lendon Martin Memorial Stadium.
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Logan Roberts sprints toward the end zone while Mason McCann pursures.
Set your sights on Friday night
(Selmer) Passing- Logan Roberts: 3-4, 38 Yds, 1 Int Rushing- Logan Roberts: 71 Yds, 7 Car, 1 Td; Casey Coleson: 15 Yds, 5 Car; Chad Edwards: 5 Yds, 2 Car Receiving- Sidney Rickman: 38 Yds, 3 Rec Defense- Logan Roberts: 9 Tkl; Robert Cuttle: 6 Tkl; Chad Edwards: 5 Tkl; Casey Coleson: 3 Tkl, 1 Int (Adamsville) Rushing- Hayden Moore: 73 Yds; Tanner Pyron: 52 Yds; Peyton Terry: 33 Yds, 1 Td; Tre’ Blankenship: 9 Yds; Tristen Coleman: 3 Yds Defense- Hayden Moore, Dawson Davis: 5 Tkl; Woody Hancock: 4 Tkl, 1 Int; Brayden Horton, Curtis Lake, Austin Ritchie: 4 Tkl; Braden Austin: 2 Tkl; Mason McCann, Kyle Moore, Tanner Pyron, Peyton Terry: 1 Tkl
Lowrie hat-trick leads Lady Cats past South Side By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
McNairy Central South Side
South Side Hawks (4A) District 14-AA 1-3 (1-0)
Last Meeting: South Side W (35-7) Sept. 16, 2011
@ Adamsville Cardinals (2A) District 15-A 3-1 (1-0)
competition, and for Adamsville (03, 0-3), things will not get any easier when they host Bethel (3-0, 2-0) Thursday.
Lightning lit up the sky during McNairy Central’s second district match of the year last Thursday in Jackson, Tenn., and sophomore Rebekah Lowrie lit up the scoreboard.
@ McNairy Central (4A) District 14-AA 0-3 (0-1)
Selmer 12 Adamsville 08 Logan Roberts provided Selmer with two touchdowns against Adamsville, and it proved to be the difference in the closely contested battle. Cardinal head coach Michael Harvill said the game was a big win for Selmer and a tough loss for his boys. “I believe our players gave it all they had,” said Harvill, “but we just came up short once again. I congratulate (Selmer) on a great win. They made a big defensive stand at the end.” The Cardinals took over possession trailing 12-8 early in the fourth quarter. Twelve plays later, Adamsville had a first down inside the Lion 15-yard-line and had eaten up most of the time remaining on the game clock.
They continued to pound the Selmer defensive lineman with their running game, pushing the ball inside the five-yard-line, but the Lion defense would not break. The game ended with Selmer bowing up on their own goal line to keep Adamsville from punching in what would have been the game-winning touchdown. “Simply a great game,” said Selmer head coach Larry Williams. “You couldn’t ask anymore out of a rival game The win was good for us as we are a team still learning how to win. We learned a lot about our team on that fourth down. Everyone stepped up, and Chase (Wallace) made a good tackle.” Roberts rushed for one touchdown on a 41-yard carry right before the first half ended, giving the Lions a 6-0 lead at halftime. Adamsville answered back in the third quarter with a six-yard touchdown run by Peyton Terry that put the team ahead 8-6, but the Cards did not lead for long. On the ensuing kickoff, Roberts dashed to the end zone for his second touchdown of the night on a 65yard touchdown return. Selmer (2-1, 1-1) will face a tough Eagle test when they travel to Ramer (3-0, 2-0) for their third county
Scotts Hill Lions (2A) District 15-A 2-2 (1-0)
Last Meeting: Adamsville W (49-7) Sept. 16, 2011
Though the game was called before regulation ended, due to oncoming storms moving into West Tennessee, the Lady Bobcats still had time to pick up their second win and first District 15 A-AA victory of the season. Lowrie’s performance went a long way in aiding McNairy’s success as she scored all three of the Lady Cats’ goals in the first half. The first came less than two minutes into the match as Cassie Waddell found Lowrie with a pass that she redirected into the net to give the Cats an early 1-0 lead. MCHS extended the advantage to 2-0 only six minutes later when Waddell found Lowire again for another goal. With a little more than 20 minutes remaining in the first half, Lowrie struck again, completing her hat-trick with another goal off an assist from Allyson Frye. Less than seven minutes into the second half, lightning from an encroaching storm system became a concern, and the referees called the match. The hat-trick against South Side gave Lowrie six goals through the team’s first five games. “Rebekah had a good game scoring three goals, and Cassie Waddell had two assists,” said Lady Bobcat head coach Jerry Lott of his top performers. “We had a good passing game and a good defensive effort.” McNairy Central (2-2-1, 1-1) took on Trinity Christian Academy at home after deadline last Tuesday. The team will travel to Lexington to battle the Lady Tigers on Thursday at 5 p.m.
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Rebekah Lowrie beats a defender to the ball and sends it to a teammate. Lowrie’s three goals against South Side give her six total in 2012.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Volleycats spike Fayette-Ware, avenge loss to Hardin Co. SP, 4 Kills, 1 Ast; Abbie Sweat: 1 SP, 1 Ast, 8 Digs; Christian Taylor: 1 Ast, 2 Digs; Mikayla Siler: 3 Digs; Shelby Brewer: 1 Dig
By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
The Volleycats won two out of their three district matches last week. They also tried to get revenge for a loss suffered against Hardin County the week before. They started off with two big wins over the Fayette-Ware Lady Wildcats on Sept. 4 in a varsity double-header at home. Winning both matches in impressive fashion, the Volleycats dominated their first set of district foes. In the first match of two, Zipporah Woods, Molly Grace King, and Addison King were killers from the service line, scoring nearly half of McNairy points. In the second match, the Wildcats stepped their game up a notch but still lost all three sets. Last Thursday, Liberty hosted McNairy Central in a highly competitive district matchup. The Lady Crusaders came out on top, but the Volleycats fought tooth and nail throughout the competition. Three of the four sets played against Liberty were decided by just two points. MCHS traveled to Hardin County last Monday for a non-district match with the Lady Tigers. The Volleycats downed HCHS at a preseason play day, but they lost to the Tigers during the regular in a match that went five sets on Aug. 27. They got their revenge, beating Hardin County in four sets while senior Mikaela Rowland led the team with 15 service points. Last Tuesday, McNairy Central (7-5, 2-2) headed to Chester County after deadline for their first district contest against the Lady Eagles. They will play at Jackson South Side on Thursday in their second district match with the Lady Hawks. MCHS vs Fayette-Ware–(Match One)
(MCHS) Zipporah Woods: 10 SP, 2 Kills, 2 Digs; Molly Grace King: 10 SP, 9 Digs, 1 Blk; Addison King: 8 SP, 2 Digs; Kassie Humphreys: 6 SP, 6 Ast, 9 Digs; Macee Taylor: 4 SP, 1 Dig, 1 Blk; Brianna Bodiford: 2 SP, 1 Kill, 4 Ast, 3 Digs; Allie Ray: 2 SP, 1 Kill, 3 Digs; Olivia Mitchell: 2 SP, 8 Digs; Tiffany Winebrenner: 2 SP, 4 Digs; Mikaela Rowland: 2 SP, 1 Dig; Kaitlyn West: 1
Competition cranks up as golf season winds down for local teams By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
The golf season’s end is approaching as the district tournament draws nearer, and Adamsville and McNairy Central golfers are preparing for a run to state.
Cardinals Fall at home against Mustangs The Cardinals fell just short of a team victory last week when they faced the Mustangs at Shiloh Golf Course in Adamsville. The Cards turned in good scores, but they just were not low enough to top the strong Madison team in the district match. Adamsville’s Trevor Griffin was the low scorer for Adamsville, turning in a 44. With the rest of the Cardinals, the team turned in a 195. Dylan Gattis (47), Stone Lipford (51), JT Spears (53), Drew Pearson (59), Noah Cagle (69), Tyler Combs (59). Taylor Hutton, was the lone female on the course, and she carded a 49. The Cardinals are looking forward to their big matchups in the coming weeks as they host the Bobcats and get ready for district tournament.
Three local schools face off at Shiloh Golf Course The Cardinal golf team played well at home last week against McNairy Central and Bolivar but failed to come away with a win. The Bobcats were victorious, beating Bolivar Central by four strokes with a 162. Jason Kirk, who turned in a low score of 36, would again be the medalist of the match. The rest of the Bobcats were not far behind; Matt Chandler (39), Dillan Miller (43), John
Hunter Powers (44) and Hunter Foote (46). Although Adamsville was unsuccessful getting the team victory, there were several players who fell just short in the individual standings. Cardinals Trevor Griffin (42) and Dylan Gattis (40) were the top scorers for the red birds. The rest of the Cardinals also finished well; Stone Lipford (48), JT Spears (56), and Drew Pearson (60). There was stiff competition upon the ladies tees. Valorie Jones (45) brought home the medal for the Bobcats, but she had Leah Parks of Bolivar right on her heals, turning in a 47. The lone Lady Cardinal, Taylor Hutton, shot 54 and finished third over all.
Bobcats take a win against Hawks and Panthers The Bobcats golf team headed into a tough matchup on Sept. 4 when they hosted the Panthers of Riverside High School and the Hawks of Jackson Southside High School. The Bobcats played well on their home course. McNairy won the match with a score of 162. Jason Kirk led the Bobcats with medalist honors, shooting 37. The rest of the Bobcats finished well also; Dilan Miller (41), Matt Chandler (42), John Hunter Powers (42), Hunter Foote (42) and Stuart Littlejohn (42). Neither opposing school provided female opponents for the Lady Bobcats, so they had the afternoon off.
Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo
Stuart Littlejohn hits his second shot out of the fairway on No. 16 at Shiloh Golf Course in Adamsville.
MCHS vs Fayette-Ware–(Match Two)
(MCHS) Zipporah Woods: 13 SP, 3 Kills, 1 Ast, 4 Digs; Brianna Bodiford: 12 SP, 14 Ast, 2 Digs; Mikaela Rowland: 10 SP, 1 Ast, 5 Digs; Tiffany Winebrenner: 7 SP, 1 Kill, 1 Ast, 8 Digs; Addison King: 4 SP, 1 Ast; Macee Taylor: 3 SP, 1 Kill, 2 Digs; Charity Surratt: 1 SP, 1 Dig; Mikayla Siler: 5 Digs; Shelby Brewer: 2 Digs MCHS @ Liberty–Sept. 6
(MCHS) Zipporah Woods: 15 SP, 4 Kills, 6 Ast, 14 Digs, 1 Blk; Tiffany Winebrenner: 14 SP, 5 Kills, 10 Ast, 60 Digs, 2 Blk; Addison King: 12 SP, 5 Ast, 11 Digs; Mikaela Rowland: 10 SP, 10 Ast, 46 Digs, 1 Blk; Brianna Bodiford: 8 SP, 61 Ast, 26 Digs; Macee Taylor: 5 SP, 5 Ast, 8 Digs, 3 Blk; Charity Surratt: 4 SP, 7 Digs; Shelby Brewer: 23 Digs; Mikayla Siler: 11 Digs MCHS @ Hardin Co.–Sept. 10
(MCHS) Mikaela Rowland: 15 SP, 37 Digs, 2 Blk; Macee Taylor: 14 SP, 1 Kill, 15 Digs; Brianna Bodiford: 12 SP, 71 Ast, 18 Digs; Zipporah Woods: Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander 11 SP, 4 Kills, 8 Digs, 1 Blk; Tiffany Winebrenner: 11 SP, 1 Kill, 36 Digs; Zipporah Woods leads McNairy Central in congratulating FayetteCharity Surratt: 11 SP, 23 Digs; Addison King: 6 SP, 2 Ast, 7 Digs; Mikayla Ware players after the Volleycats dominated their first match of a Siler: 19 Digs; Shelby Brewer: 15 Digs varsity double-header at home on Sept. 4.
Wednesday, SEptember 12, 2012
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Pick’em tough on everyone’s week Top O’ The River’s two predictions: Pot soars to $60 2012 Beat the Coaches: By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
For two straight weeks, our pickers have been held off by our football experts in Top O’ The River’s 2012 Beat the Coaches: College Football Pick’em, so the pot just got richer. Coaches Rennard Woodmore and Michael Stroup tied once again. Both coaches finished the week with three correct picks and two incorrect picks. Their 3-2 records were matched, but not bested, by just four of our pickers: Gary Curlin, Gary Bizzell Jr., Janet Doles, and Joe Sharp. The prize will now carry over for another week. This week, our pickers have a chance to get their hands on $60 worth of gift certificates to Top O’ The River in Michie. Imagine how many mouthwatering hush puppies or crispy, golden catfish fillets that could buy...Makes you drool just thinking about it. Had the tiebreaker been necessary, Bizzell Jr. would have been the victor with his prediction for Georgia’s win over Southeastern Conference newcomer Missouri. He was one point off the cumulative total of the Bulldogs’ 41-20 victory, which happened to be the easiest game to pick in week two. All but two pickers had the Tigers falling in their SEC opener. The rest of the games weren’t so easy on our contestants, including the coaches. Texas A&M was a popular choice this week in their first SEC contest, but they disappointed just about everyone, falling to Florida 20-17. Only two people had Iowa State pulling out a victory on the road over their in-state rivals, the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Cyclones shocked the crowd at Kinnick Stadium, and all of our pickers, with a 1920’s-style 9-6 victory. Gene Chizik and the Tigers ran back to Auburn with their tails tucked between their legs after the Bulldogs of Mississippi State chased them off their home turf in Starkville, winning their first SEC opener in over a decade. Including the coaches, 80 percent of our contestants took a miss because of Auburn’s 28-10 loss. While the experts making odds in Las Vegas had Kansas State as just seven-point favor-
ites playing Miami at home, Collin Klein and the Wildcats thought they were the far superior team, and they proved it, making nearly half of our pickers pay in the process. KSU rolled to a 52-13 win over the Hurricanes and improved to 2-0 while Klein padded his Heisman credentials, throwing and running for a combined four touchdowns and 280 yards. Things won’t get any easier in week three. We’ve put together a lineup of games that could pose pickers potential problems, but regardless of everyone’s outcome, the games will be fun to watch. Houdini, like everyone else, didn’t fare well in week two, but he vows to do better than 1-4 this week. He’s taking the Crimson Tide on the road over the Razorbacks, who were upset in week two by Louisiana-Monroe. The horse also likes Teddy Bridgewater and the No. 19 Louisville Cardinals to win at home over the North Carolina Tar Heels, whose injured star running back, Giovani Bernard, had to watch lose to Wake Forest from the bench in week two. In what some would consider an upset, Houdini’s taking No. 21 Stanford over No. 2 Southern Cal in Palo Alto, Calif. After that, the horse likes No. 10 Michigan State to win at home over No. 20 Notre Dame when the Fighting Irish and Spartans battle for the Megaphone Trophy. Last but not least, and I told him this wouldn’t make him very many friends around here, Houdini is picking Florida over Tennessee in our game of the week. It will also be ESPN’s game of the week with the College Game Day crew heading to Knoxville for what’s sure to be a stupendous showdown between the No. 18 Gators and the No. 23 Volunteers. Remember, if you would like to play along for your chance to win a tasty seafood prize courtesy of our friends down at Top O’ The River, submit your picks for week three to our office at 111 N. Second St. in Selmer by 5 p.m. Friday. If you can’t stop by the office, entries can be emailed to me or faxed to our office by 10 a.m. Saturday. Fax: (731) 645-3591
Coming off a big district win over Lexington on Aug. 30, the Lady Cardinals were hoping to take over first place in the District 15 A-AA South with a win over Chester County at home last Thursday. Unfortunately for Adamsville, the Lady Eagles were on top of their game.
Chester Co. Adamsville
Playing against the elite competition within the district, the Lady Cards knew they would need their best effort to top the Lady Eagles. “We played a great Chester County team. They are one of the top teams in the district,” said Lady Cardinal head coach Rebecca Ashe. “We had to play our best to beat them, and we didn’t. Our passing let us down in this game, and we had chances.”
AHS Head Coach Brandon Gray
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Edward Jones Players of the Week
Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Lady Cardinal junior Kelsee Berryman sends a ball upfield to her forwards desperately trying to find the net a goal in Adamsville’s 2-0 district loss to Chester County last Thursday at Adamsville Elementary School.
McNairy Central Bobcat Kooper Davis (Top) is awarded Edward Jones Player of the Week honors for Week Three. The senior offensive and defensive lineman was selected for his performance against Adamsville last Friday, in which he recorded nine tackles, one tackle for loss, and also had a fumble recovery. Adamsville Cardinals Jacob Wallis (Middle) and Jacob Dengler (Bottom) are awarded Edward Jones Player of the Week honors by Sam Vise for Week Three. Wallis was selected for his offensive performance, returning two kickoffs for 63 yards and setting up a scoring drive for AHS. He also caught one pass for 21 yards. Dengler was Adamsville’s defensive selection after recording 14 tackles and returning an interception 20 yards for a touchdown. He also rushed for one touchdown on offense.
sports briefs MCHS Homecoming Rescheduled Due to Fall Break, McNairy Central High School has rescheduled the 2012 Homecoming to Sept. 28 against Chester County. Homecoming festivities are set to begin around 6:30 p.m.
gether. Family Fitness Day will kick off with an introduction at 9 a.m., followed by the fun run/walk. For more information, contact Schancey Chapman at (731) 645-3598, Beth Hamilton at (731) 645-3474, or Shelva Moore at (731) 645-4033.
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 noon-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.
HRAY Soccer Clinic The HRAY Soccer Clinic will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 in Middleton. The clinic begins at 9 a.m. Shin-guards are required, but all other equipment will be provided. For more information, contact Robert Browder at (731) 212-0578.
Vols Crack Top 25 The Tennessee Volunteers (2-0) had not been ranked in a Top 25 poll since before the 2008 season began. That all changed last Sunday night when the Associated Press Top 25 Poll was released with the Vols coming in ranked No. 23 in the nation after their 51-13 win over Georgia Southern last Saturday in Knoxville. The next hump Tennessee needs to get over is coming up quick with the Florida Gators heading to town this week. Big Orange has been chomped seven years in a row. They look to end that streak Saturday on ESPN at 5 p.m. with the College Game Day crew at Neyland.
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, fourwheelers, deer stands, hunting clothes, and boats on display. There will be something for everyone, so come on out.
Back in Orange Former Tennessee Volunteer Peyton Manning donned orange on the football field when he made his debut with the Denver Broncos last Sunday night. He and his new team were victorious in their season opener with a 31-19 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his first game back from multiple neck surgeries that kept him out of action for the entire 2011 season, Manning completed 19 passes for more than 250 yards and had two touchdowns.
NASCAR Clint Bowyer won the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race before the playoffs, edging out Jeff Gordon, who made a late surge to finish second and lock down the last spot in the Chase. Following last Saturday’s soggy race at Richmond International Raceway, the following drivers qualified to compete for the championship: Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Kasey Kahne, and Jeff Gordon. The Chase begins this Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway in the GEICO 400.
Pats dominate Titans The Tennessee Titans opened the 2012 season with a home loss to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Chris Johnson was virtually non-existent for the Titans, carrying the ball 11 times for a whopping four yards. Jake Locker got the start and performed well, throwing for more than 220 yards with a touchdown pass. He also led an anemic Titan rushing offense with 11 yards on the ground. The defense did not force a single turnover and only came up with one sack. Brady shredded the secondary for over 230 yards passing to go along with two touchdowns and 23 completions. Tennessee will be on the road against the San Diego Chargers this Sunday.
Family Fitness Day The McNairy County Health Council and United Healthcare will sponsor Family Fitness Day at Selmer City Park on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m.-noon The day’s events include a two-mile fun run/walk, health exhibits, a rock-climbing wall, zumba, yoga, aerobics, and party jumpers for the kids. Businesses, community groups, agencies, etc. are encouraged to form “Walk Teams” and walk to-
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Chester County took an early 1-0 lead only a few minutes into the first half. Adamsville’s defense dug in while goalkeeper Olivia Wright did a fine job in the net, recording six saves in the match, but the offense could never get into a scoring rhythm, managing only three shots on goal during the contest. “It was 1-0 Chester, and we gave up the second goal in the last six minutes (of the second half ),” said Ashe. “We must get better because the district is tough.” After deadline last Tuesday, Adamsville (2-1-1) traveled to Jackson, Tenn. for a matchup against the Jackson CentralMerry Lady Cougars of the District 15 A-AA North Divison. The will face another opponent from the North on Thursday when they take on the Lady Lions at Trinity Christian Academy.
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 (731) 610-0023, Floyd Mangrum (731) 645-9557, John Finlayson (731) 645-6187, or Darren Bowers (731) 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.
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Lady Cards taste first defeat By Andrew Alexander
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sports on-Deck •High School Football• AHS @ Scotts Hill (Friday, Sept. 14 – 7 p.m.) MCHS @ South Side (Friday, Sept. 14 – 7 p.m.) •Junior High Football• Selmer @ Ramer (Thursday, Sept. 13 – 5:30 p.m.) Michie vs Middleton (Thursday, Sept. 13 – 5:30 p.m.) Bethel @ Adamsville (Thursday, Sept. 13 – 5:30 p.m.) •High School Golf• MCHS @ Riverside/Scotts Hill (Thursday, Sept. 13 – 4 p.m.) AHS @ Bolivar/TCA (Thursday, Sept. 13 – 4 p.m.) MCHS @ Bolivar/South Side (Monday, Sept. 17 – 3:30 p.m.) AHS @ TCA (Monday, Sept. 17 – 4 p.m.) AHS @ Lexington (Tuesday, Sept. 18 – 4 p.m.) •High School Volleyball• MCHS @ South Side (Thursday, Sept. 13 – 5 p.m.) MCHS vs Corinth (Monday, Sept. 17 – 5 p.m.) MCHS @ Lexington (Tuesday, Sept. 18 – 5 p.m.) •High School Soccer• AHS @ TCA (Thursday, Sept. 13 – 5 p.m.) MCHS @ Lexington (Thursday, Sept. 13 – 5 p.m.) MCHS @ JCM (Monday, Sept. 17 – 6 p.m.) AHS @ South Side (Tuesday, Sept. 18 – 5 p.m.) MCHS vs Fayette-Ware (Tuesday, Sept. 18 – 6 p.m.) •Junior High Soccer• Selmer Unified vs Chester Co. (Tuesday, Sept. 18 – 4:30 p.m.) •Junior High Softball• Adamsville @ TCA (Monday, Sept. 17 – 4:30 p.m.) Adamsville vs Chester Co. (Tuesday, Sept. 18 – 4:30 p.m.) Bethel @ Ramer (Tuesday, Sept. 18 – 5:30 p.m.) Michie @ Selmer (Tuesday, Sept. 18 – 5:30 p.m.)
AREA High School Football Results -Week ThreeDIST. 15-A Adamsville (3-1, 1-0) McNairy Central (0-3, 0-1)
TCA (0-3, 0-0) South Gibson (4-0, 1-0)
Riverside (1-3, 0-1) Perry Co. (0-4, 0-1)
Scotts Hill (2-2, 1-0) Bruceton (1-3, 0-1)
Walnut, Miss. (1-3, 0-0) Middleton (2-2, 0-1)
DIST. 14-AA Lexington (2-1, 1-0) Hardin Co. (3-0, 1-0)
Dyersburg (2-1, 0-1) Chester Co. (1-3, 0-1)
South Side (1-3, 1-0) North Side (4-0, 1-0)
Bolivar Central (0-4, 0-1) Corinth, Miss. (3-0, 0-0)
*BYE WEEK* JCM (2-1, 1-0) Liberty (1-2, 1-0) Fayette-Ware (0-3, 0-1)
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know, and they want to learn...That’s what it takes to be successful.” Taylor Henry plunged onto a Bobcat fumble with three minutes to play in the third quarter, and just a few plays later, Ross Burcham made a circus catch over a McNairy defender and dove into the end zone to put Adamsville up 10-0 after the extra point. “Ross does a great job of getting his body in position to make catches,” Gray said about his sophomore wideout who has caught four touchdown passes in four games. “He’s (6-foot-2) and he goes up to the high-point to catch the ball. He doesn’t let the ball come to him. He catches the ball with his hands. He’s going to be a stud for us. I’m glad he’s an Adamsville Cardinal.” On the first play of the Bobcats’ ensuing drive, Cardinal sophomore Jacob Dengler, who led Adamsville defensively with 14 tackles, intercepted a pass and returned it 20 yards to pay dirt, putting AHS up 16-0. The Bobcats held the Cardinals out of the end zone on Adamsville’s next offensive possession, and dodged a 19-point deficit after a Cardinal missed field goal gave McNairy possession on their own 20-yard-line. On the first play of their drive, Peyton McMahan hit a streaking Jarrett Mood for a quick six points on an 80-yard touchdown completion, but the two-point conversion attempt, which would have cut the AHS lead to eight, was intercepted by Jacob Wallis. Following a 20-yard Dengler touchdown run with just less than five minutes to play, Adamsville took another McNairy turnover to the house when Henry intercepted a pass and scampered down the field for a 40-yard touchdown, putting an exclamation point on the Cardinals’ victory. McNairy’s Devin Holt and Darwin Kelly pulled down drive-stopping interceptions in the first half to keep the Bobcats close, and with the Cardinals gunning to score a touchdown on their opening
drive of the second half, Kooper Davis recovered a botched snap on the 22-yard-line, killing Cardinal momentum momentarily. Zak Neary led the Cardinals offensively with 93 yards on 14 carries, but he left the game in the second half with a leg injury. Impact seniors John Reed Odom and Seth Killingsworth did not play. Gray said all of them are vital to the team’s success, and he hopes than can return to the field soon. AHS still trails MCHS 24-7 in the all-time series, but one series in which Adamsville (3-1, 1-0) definitely does not trail is with Scotts Hill (2-2, 1-0), who the Cardinals will play on the road Friday night. The team is 3-0 all-time against the Lions with an average margin of victory hovering around 40 points. For the Bobcats (0-3, 0-1), the tests just keep coming, and they are working their hardest to find the answers. They will travel to play the South Side Hawks (1-3, 0-1) in Jackson, Tenn. this Friday “We are trying to fix everything,” said Dampeer. “We have no specific needs. We need it all. We are trying to get better. That’s all we can do.”
(AHS) Passing- Dalton Plunk: 5-10, 87 Yds, 1 Td, 1 Int Rushing- Zak Neary: 93 Yds, 14 Car; Dustin Neill: 38 Yds, 7 Car; Hayden Reece: 29 Yds, 8 Car; Jacob Dengler: 20 Yds, 2 Car, 1 Td; Onri Damron: 10 Yds, 2 Car; Dalton Plunk: 7 Yds, 6 Car Receiving- Ross Burcham: 43 Yds, 2 Rec, 1 Td; Jonah Lusk: 22 Yds, 1 Rec; Jacob Wallis: 21 Yds, 1 Rec Defense- Jacob Dengler: 14 Tkl, 3 TFL, 1 Int, 1 Td; Taylor Henry: 8 Tkl, FR, Int, Td; Bailey Sweat, Jacob Wallis, Zach Whitney: 4 Tkl; Chris Bernier: 3 Tkl, 1 TFL; Hayden Reece: 3 Tkl; Bradley Hornbuckle: 2 Tkl, 1 TFL; Ross Burcham, Blake Sweat, Dylan Sweat: 2 Tkl; Onri Damron, Brady Herrin, Dustin Neill: 1 Tkl; Daniel Milford: FF (MCHS) Passing- Peyton McMahan: 4-8, 120 Yds, 1 Td, 2 Int Rushing- Jarrett Mood: 73 Yds, 20 Car; Darwin Kelly: 53 Yds, 8 Car; Elijah Sanders: 46 Yds, 8 Car; Revosea' Richardson: 7 Yds, 2 Car Receiving- Jarrett Mood: 80 Yds, 1 Rec, 1 Td; Darwin Kelly: 30 Yds, 1 Rec; Devin Holt: 12 Yds, 1 Rec
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McNairy Central’s Kooper Davis celebrates after recovering a Cardinal fumbled snap in the third quarter.
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Defense- Kooper Davis: 9 Tkl, 1 TFL, FR; Darwin Kelly: 6 Tkl, 1 TFL, 1 Int; Tata Newsom: 6 Tkl, 1 TFL, 1 Sack; Devin Holt: 6 Tkl, Int; Revosea' Richardson: 6 Tkl; Jarrett Mood: 5 Tkl, 1 PD; JT Davis: 5 Tkl, 1 TFL, 1 Sack; Elijah Sanders: 5 Tkl, 1 TFL; Marco Vaughn: 5 Tkl; Teeko Davis: 4 Tkl; DJ Butler, Issac Cagle, Taye Crump, John Graham: 2 Tkl; Josh Davis, Tyler Wells: 1 Tkl
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Ramer remains unbeaten By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
The Ramer Eagles hosted the Blue Devils of Michie last Thursday. Ramer’s defense made a huge statement as the team picked up their second county win.
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The county match up against the Blue Devils was a big one for the Eagles. Michie came into the game with one of the counties best running games but was kept out of the end zone by the enthusiastic Eagles. “Michie is a hard-nosed team,” said Ramer head coach Jeremy Blakely. “We were concerned about how tough we actually were, but we showed tonight that we can be as tough as any team in the county.”
By Andrew Alexander After barely escaping their game with Selmer the week before with a win, Bethel sought to make their next victory more convincing...they succeeded.
Bethel Springs 57 Reagan South Side 12
Thanks to a potent offense, Bethel cruised to a 45-point win over the Reagan South Side Mustangs on the road last Thursday. Dylan Crabb led the way for the Rebels, completing eight of his 11 passes for more than 230 yards through the air. He also connected with his receivers for four passing touchdowns in the game. Mykeal Hudson’s performance running the ball was impressive as well. He finished with 104 yards on the ground and two touchdowns on just five carries. The Rebels held the ‘Stangs to less than 200 yards of total offense while piling up more than 520 yards of offense for themselves. They also forced three turnovers on defense. Bethel (3-0, 3-0) will attempt to remain in the running for a county championship this Thursday when they travel to the home of the Cardinals to take on Adamsville (0-3, 0-3).
(Ramer) Rushing: Kylin Wynn: 174 Yds, 3 Td; Logan Essary: 39 Yds; Chase Burdette: 20 Yds, 1 Td; Ryan Nixon: 2 Yds; Ronnie Kinkennon: 7 Yds; Tavion Luster: 4 Yds; Jacob PattersonDavis: 1 Yds.
(Bethel) Passing- Dylan Crabb: 8-11, 238 Yds, 4 Td Rushing- Mykeal Hudson: 104 Yds, 5 Car, 2 Td; Dalton Gates: 81 Yds, 4 Car, 1 Td; Cornelius Bailey: 72 Yds, 2 Car, 1 Td; Dylan Crabb: 15 Yds, 1 Car Receiving- Cornelius Bailey: 135 Yds, 3 Rec, 2 Td; Thomas Stevens: 57 Yds, 2 Rec, 1 Td; Avery Davis: 21 Yds, 1 Rec, 1 Td; Jeremiah Sanders: 17 Yds; 1 Rec Defense- Beau Barnes: 7 Tkl; Caleb McClain: 5 Tkl, 1 FR; Garrett Spencer: 5 Tkl; Dylan Crabb: 4 Tkl, 1 TFL; Mykeal Hudson: 3 Tkl, 1 Sack, 2 TFL; Zach Brasfield: 3 Tkl, 1 FR; Dalton Alexander, Cornelius Bailey, Kenaan Davis, Dalton Gates, Ryan Parmely: 3 Tkl; Avery Davis: 2 Tkl; Jeremiah Sanders: 1 Tkl, 1 FF; Matthew Bell, Jacob Hysmith, Thomas Stevens: 1 Tkl
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The Eagles had a difficult task in stopping Dylan Whirley, the Blue Devil’s biggest offensive threat. Whirley has been running well in the young season and looks to be one of the standout backs in the county. The biggest problem for the Blue Devils was turnovers. The Eagle defense was able to force four take-aways in the game, and it really set the tempo. Ramer’s offense came out fired up as well. The opening shot was fired in the first quarter when running back Kylin Wynn broke away from the defense and ran the ball into the end zone. Wynn went on to continue his hard running and added another touchdown to the stat sheet in the second quarter, and he added a third after half time. The Eagles would put their fourth and final touchdown on the board with a little
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Competition heats up for junior high softball
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As summer sizzles out and autumn falls into place, the competitiveness of the county’s junior high softball season is heating up. Last Thursday, Bethel remained undefeated after their matchup with Michie, and Ramer evened their record after avenging their season-opening loss to Selmer in extra innings. Adamsville did their best to get payback against Scotts Hill for saddling the Lady Cards with a loss in their first games as a junior high softball program, but the Lady Lions prevailed once again. When the upcoming week’s games are finished, each team will have only one game remaining on their schedules, with the exception of Adamsville. The Lady Cardinals will not play their final game until Sept. 24. After deadline last Tuesday, Ramer traveled to Michie for their second matchup of the year, and Bethel hosted Selmer, looking to stay perfect in 2012.
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The Lady Cardinals did not get payback for their program-opening losses to Scotts Hill a few weeks ago. They did, however, show marked improvement in the field last Monday on the road, committing far fewer mistakes than they had in their previous games with the Lady Lions. Gracie Hutton drove in the team’s only run in the bottom of the fourth, but Adamsville still struggled with the bats, coming away with just two hits. Kaci Gladish got the start in the pitching circle and took the loss, but she walked only three over three complete innings. AJHS 0 0 0 1 0 X – 01 02 02 SHJH 3 2 4 2 X X – 11 11 01
Scotts Hill Adamsville
In their second game of a double-header, Adamsville held Scotts Hill to just six runs and out-hit the Lady Lions as well. Kayla Baldwyn was just one out from finishing three complete innings of work. She struck out two and allowed only one hit. Makenna Harwell recorded the last out of the third inning with a strikeout in relief of Baldwyn. The Lions scored two runs in the first and four in the second, and the game was called after the third. The Lady Cardinals play another road double-header next Tuesday in Jackson, Tenn. when they take on the Trinity Christian Lady Lions. AJHS SHJH
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Selmer rolled to an easy win over their young Michie counterparts last Thursday in
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Selmer’s Lani Plunk rounds second during the Lady Lions’ victory at Michie last Thursday. a game that was originally scheduled to be played on Aug. 28. The teams went scoreless through the first inning, but the bats came to life in the second. Selmer scored six runs, and Michie answered with one in the bottom half of the inning. The Lions continued to roar in the third, scoring five more runs. Michie scored two more to cut the deficit to 11-3, but Selmer continued their offensive clinic and score seven more runs in the fourth to put the game out of reach. Hailey Dawson got the win for the Lady Lions, throwing all four innings. She also hit an inside-the-park home run in the contest. Michie’s Jacy Fisher threw well for the Lady Blue Devils but took the loss.
“Hats off to Ramer and their coaches. Both teams played hard.” Ramer pitcher Olivia Harris picked up the after throwing all nine innings for the Eagles, and Annabell Whitaker matched her effort, going the distance as well, but she took her first loss of the season. Selmer 1 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 – 08 04 03 Ramer 0 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 1 – 09 17 02 (Selmer) Alayna Ward: 1B (2); Emma Gray: 1B; Mollie Nash: 1B (Ramer) Endya Moffett: 2B (2), 1B; Olivia Harris: 2B, 1B (2); Allison Sweat: 2B, 1B (2); Halle Jobe: 2B, 1B; Caroline Maness: 1B (2); Callie Hodge: Sara Steen, Kaytlin Weathers: 1B
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Selmer 0 6 5 7 X X – 18 10 03 Michie 0 1 2 0 X X – 03 03 01 (Selmer) Hailey Dawson: HR; Molly Nash: 2B; Ansley Craig, Abby Gray, Emma Gray, Selika McCord, Rachel Pickens, Alayna Ward, Desiree Weatherspoon, Anabell Whitaker: 1B (Michie) Bethany Bennett: 1B (2); Emilee Foster: 1B
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Lady Eagle Caroline Maness laid a bunt single down the first base line in the bottom of the ninth that scored the winning run for Ramer (2-2) against the Lady Lions of Selmer Middle School on Sept. 4. “This was an exciting game,” said Ramer head coach Vonda Jobe. “Both pitchers did a great job and defense was tight on both sides. I couldn’t be more proud of the way my girls played.” The game’s excitement was felt on both sides after what proved to be a thrilling finish, and SMS head coach Mellanie Surratt agreed that both teams gave it their all. “It was an exciting game,” Surratt said.
The Lady Blue Devils only lasted three innings against the hard-hitting, toughpitching Lady Rebels of Bethel on Sept. 4. Aided by Michie’s struggles in the pitching circle and an inside-the-park home run from Marlee Smith, Bethel (4-0) made light work of the defending county champion Blue Devils, keeping their undefeated season alive. After the win, Rebel head coach Stacey Volner said she was proud of her team and their approach at the plate. “They did a great job seeing the ball,” she said. “Overall, we had 11 walks.” Those walks led to runners on the base paths. Company that with seven hits, and another solid performance on the mound from seventh-grader Katie Turner, and the Rebels rolled to victory. Michie 00 00 00 X X X – 00 ?? 00 Bethel 02 03 10 X X X – 15 07 00 (Bethel) Emily Martin: 2-2; Brittany Nixon: 2-3; Marlee Smith: 1-1, HR; Macey Rowland: 1-1; Katie Turner: 1-2
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Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Baptist: Freewill: Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist 1030 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Interim Pastor: Bro. Terrell Tedford Adamsville Freewill Baptist Church Old Shiloh Road Adamsville, TN 38310 Marcus Morrow, Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m. Sunday night 5:00 p.m. (with exception of 1st & 3rd Sunday) TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Solitude Freewill Baptist Church 414 Meeks Rd., Adamsville Shane Thompson, Pastor Sunday: 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Independent: Calvary Baptist Church Hwy. 22 North, Adamsville Pastor: Jimmy Cates Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Faith Baptist Church 1301 Peach St., Selmer Dr. S. Freed Ware, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Baptist Church 1308 High School Rd., Selmer Pastor: J.D. Matlock Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Baptist Church Finger Finger-Leapwood Rd., Finger Rev. Bobby Bray Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Locke Rd. Baptist Locke Road, Selmer Jim Outland, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. / Wed. 7 p.m. Lighthouse Baptist Church 1780 Mulberry Ave. Selmer Jorgen Runquest, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Primitive Baptist: Better Hope Primitive Baptist 4235 Leapwood-Enville Rd., Adamsville Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service, preaching at 11 a.m.
Selmer Primitive Baptist Church 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.m. Southern: Central Baptist Church 675 Dowty Road, Selmer Bro. Oscar White, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Chapel Hill Baptist 6371 Vernie Kirk Rd., Pocahontas Bro. Frank Bell, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. • Wed.: 7:00 p.m. Chewalla Baptist Church 190 Chewalla St., Ramer Richard Doyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Clear Creek Baptist Church 1728 Lawton Rd., Selmer Chuck Castles, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 8:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church 6515 Hwy 57 East, Michie, TN 38357 Pastor: K. Brian Rainey Music & Youth Director: Cameron Miller Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7:00 p.m. Cypress Creek First Baptist Church 14 Falcon St., Selmer Pastor: Clifford E. Wynn, Jr. (731) 645-8094 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sun. 10:15 a.m. Corporate Prayer Service: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m. Eastview Baptist Church Hwy. 45 S., Eastview, TN Rob Burnes, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m. Falcon Baptist Church 777 Falcon Rd., Selmer Bro. Mark Hoover, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Adamsville 222 West Main Street, Adamsville Phil Mitchell, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m.
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First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs 142 Jackson St., Bethel Springs Ben Martin, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Michie 5658 Hwy 22 S., Michie James Hardin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. First Baptist Church of Selmer 310 W. Court Avenue, Selmer Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Unity Baptist Church Unity Church Road, Ramer Dr. Ronald Meeks, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville Bro. David Simmons, Pastor Church of Christ: Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy. 22 S., Michie Joe Story, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
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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.
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. www.lifewindchurch.com
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.
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.
Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Joy Foster Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Van Vansandt, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.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
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Local 4-H members place third in Lifeskills competition By: Schancey Chapman Family and Consumer Science Agent
UT Extension Lifeskills is a Family and Consumer Sciences program for youth that involves learning various subjects and competing in a regional event. At competitions, participants apply skills and knowledge in Family and Consumer Sciences subject matter by visiting a series of activity centers and completing knowledge, skill, or application activities at each center. The centers consist of both individual and team activities. This year, the activities focused on Financial Economics, Environmental Health, Food Safety, and Human Development. Participants
gained knowledge in these fields through six weeks of ongoing practices at UT Extension The specific activities they had to learn were: “Making Change”; Toys for Tots”; Food Science Investigators”; and, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” On August 25, the regional competition was held in Jackson, Tenn. McNairy County had one junior high team, which consisted of Briana Wilson, Danielle Harstin, and Valerie Brakhage. Ruthie Harstin competed as an individual on McNairy County’s junior division. All four girls did an exceptional job at learning prior to the competition and an even better job at the competition. The McNairy County Junior High Team placed 3rd out of 12 Western Region
teams. Along with their third place ribbons, Briana and Danielle received a high-scoring, individual ribbon. Ruthie did very well as an individual by placing 3rd in the high-scoring individuals, as well. Congratulations to these 4-H’ers. McNairy County Extension offers programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and McNairy County governments are cooperating to bring the people of the county various programs and services. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in all programs and employment.
(Left) 3rd Place High Scoring Individual - Junior Division: Ruthie Harstin (Right) Junior High Team - 3rd Place: Valerie Brakhage, Danielle Harstin, Briana Wilson
TTC Crump honors students
Congratulations to the following Tennessee Technology Center of Crump students who were honored with Business Systems Technology awards last week: Ashley Kiestler – Perfect Attendance, General Office Assistant Certificate, Software Applications Specialist Certificate, & Administrative Assistant w/ Medical Transcription Diploma; Angel Damron, General Office Assistant Certificate; Cara Cotner – Software Applications Specialist Certificate, & Administrative Assistant w/ Customer Service Diploma; Lakesha Richardson – General Office Assistant Certificate
Volume 08 Issue 05 September 12, 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
Sept. 10 •VB Hardin Co A Sept. 11 •Spanish National Honor Society Mtg HR •GOLF H •GSOC Trinity H •VB Chester Co A Sept. 12 •7:30 FCA Devotion (Gym) •Deadline to turn in Hall of Fame Resumes Sept. 13 •GOLF Riverside, Scotts Hill 4:00 •VB Southside (JV, V) 5:00 A •GSOC Lexington A 6:00 Sept. 14 •Spirit Day: Sports/Jersey day •Senior Officers Mtg during HR •FB Southside A 7:00 Sept. 15 •BAND - UTM Contest
UT Martin names students to Chancellor’s Honor Roll MARTIN, Tenn. — The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Summer 2012 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Global Affairs, College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. To be eligible for Chancellor’s Honor Roll recognition at UT Martin, a student must take at least 12 hours
of credit (pass-fail courses are not included) and achieve a 3.2 (B) grade point average based on a 4.0 scale. Students can make the Chancellor’s Honor Roll with honors (3.2 through 3.49), high honors (3.5 through 3.79) or highest honors (3.8 through 4.0). Jennifer J. Leckner, Adamsville - Honors Jeremy G. Hurst, Selmer - Honors Elizabeth A. McLean, Selmer - High Honors April D. Ashe, Stantonville - High Honors Daniel J. Pittman, Stantonville - Highest Honors
Local students receive scholarships to UT Martin MARTIN, Tenn. – Three McNairy County students have been awarded scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin, according to Judy Rayburn, director of admissions. Hayley Mills, daugh-
ter of Mary Jane Mills and Kevin Mills, of Selmer, will be a junior. She received the Katherine Scott Scholarship. Mallory Twitty, daughter of Richard and Lisa Twitty, of Ramer, will be a junior. She received the Selmer Class of 1959
Scholarship and the Spectrum Scholarship. Dakota Yalda, son of Frank Yalda and Monica Roberts, of Selmer, will be a sophomore. He received the Oscar V. and Maude S. Erwin Scholarship and the Spectrum Scholarship.
School menus Elementary School
Monday, Sept. 17 Breakfast: Assorted poptarts, variety of cereals, choice of juice, milk Lunch: Chicken nuggets with rolls, tuna salad plate, crackers, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, garden salad, blushing pears, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, Sept. 18 Breakfast: Belgian waffles with syrup, variety of cereals, choice of juice, milk Lunch: Hot dog or barbecue sandwich, french fries, baked beans, creamy cole slaw, garden salad, apple wedges, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, Sept. 19 Breakfast: Sausage bagel pizza, yogurt parfait, choice of juice, milk Lunch: Mini corn dogs, sloppy joe, broccoli with cheese sauce, glazed carrots, garden salad, pineapple tidbits, choice of juice, milk Thursday, Sept. 20 Breakfast: Biscuit and peppered gravy, variety of cereals, choice of juice, milk Lunch: Hamburger or turkey tetrazzini roll, french fries, steamed asparagus, garden salad, orange pineapple gelatin, choice of juice, milk Friday, Sept. 21 Breakfast: Breakfast bites with syrup, variety of cereals, choice of juice, milk Lunch: Cheese sticks with sauce, soft shell taco/salsa, wk corn, pinto beans, garden salad, chilled peaches, choice of juice, milk High School
Monday, Sept. 17 Pizza, popcorn chicken with roll, crispito, cheese sauce, french fries, tiny whole potatoes, California vegetable blend, garden salad, diced peaches, fresh fruit choice, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, Sept. 18 Pizza, barbecue sandwich, hot dog, french fries, baked beans, creamy cole slaw, garden salad, strawberries and bananas, fresh fruit choices, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, Sept. 19 Pizza or mini burgers or deli sandwich, french fries, wk corn, sweet potato fries with dipping sauce, garden salad, pineapple chunks, fresh fruit choices, choice of juice, milk Thursday, Sept. 20 Pizza, oven baked chicken with roll, meatball sub, french fries, baked potato, broccoli with cheese sauce, garden salad, mandarin oranges, fresh fruit choices, choice of juice, milk Friday, Sept. 21 Pizza or ravioli casserole, soft shell taco, french fries, spicy italian potato chunks, peas & carrots, garden salad, pineapple tidbits, fresh fruit choices, choice of juice, milk
A New Cafeteria Era Parents Get Connected By Aaron Friend
An era is a long and distinct period of history with a particular feature or characteristic. Eras begin and end constantly. For example, the Penn State football team has
begun a new era under head coach Bill O’Brien after the death of Joe Paterno. Also, the Progressive Era of the United States came to an end with American involvement in World War I. Similarly, a new era has begun for the MCHS cafeteria staff with Misty Huckabee as the new cafeteria manager. Thus it is important to know more about the person who is in charge of providing students with their lunch. Huckabee, who attended MCHS, said the thing she is looking forward to most about her new job is “getting to know the children.” Prior to working on the MCHS cafeteria staff, Huckabee was involved in fac-
tory work. “Stay in school and get your education,” advised Huckabee, chuckling. When asked what the most difficult thing about her new job is, Huckabee said that “the paper work never stops.” On a more personal note, Huckabee is married to Sammy Thorne, and her two children are Trent Thorne and Crystal Huckabee. Huckabee also has one grandchild by the name of Bentley Huckabee. Finally, one thing many people may not know about Huckabee is that she loves being outdoors, and her favorite activities include fishing and camping. As the cafeteria staff begins a new era with a new manager, Huckabee begins a new era in her life. It is sure that Huckabee will do her job to the best of her ability. Thus, she must be congratulated and thanked for taking on this responsibility.
A common complaint of many parents of teenagers is that “my child never tells me anything!” In an effort to keep parents informed about upcoming events and deadlines, MCHS has several methods of communication. For parents and students with text-messaging capabilities, join the text-messaging service for free. Texts will only be sent as reminders for important events. To join, text the following message to (731)503-8362: •Freshmen send “fresh” •Sophomores - send “soph” •Juniors - send “junior” •Seniors last name A-L - send “blue” •Seniors last name M-Z - send “gold” You may stop the text message service at any time by sending the message “STOP” to the same number. There is no limit to the number of people
who can sign up. The senior year is especially busy with events and fees. Seniors and senior parents can sign up to receive emails. An email will be sent each weekend listing news and events for the upcoming week. Messages will also be sent when there is important information to emphasize. To sign up for the senior newsletter, send your email address to “seniors@mchscats. org.” Finally, get connected with the school website www.mchscats.org. The Daily PawPrint is our inhouse announcement sheet, distributed daily to all teachers. The school calendar lists events for each day, with time, place and contact information for each event. Issues of The PawPrint are available. Students can find out what’s for lunch each day. All that and more is available.
Parents, have you registered for Engrade yet? This free online gradebook allows you to keep track of your students’ grades and contact their teachers if necessary. Click the “gradebook” link at www.mchscats.org and register. You will need your students’ access code from the letter they received Aug. 27. If you can’t find the letter, call the school office.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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) 25.73 Acres, Butler's Chapel Rd 4 miles south of Ramer. Owner financing, $1,550 per acre or will divide tracts as small as 5.8 acres, $119 per month. www.sanderslandsales.com, (662) 252-9224. (17, 18, 19, 20)
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)
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102 - for rent
103 - commercial
401 - for sale
402 - wanted
ECONOMY INN Motel: Low weekly rates. Free wireless internet, microwave & refrigerator. (731) 645-6155. (TF)
Office space available for rent, approx. 1,200 sq. ft. Newly remodeled. Next to Morgan's Jewelry in Selmer, TN. Call 645-9699. (TF)
For Sale: Kenmore heavy-duty washer & dryer. Excellent condition $500 for set. Call 645-6783/6106450. (17)
Buying junked, wrecked, and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731-610-8827. (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)
miscellaneous 401 - for sale
For Rent: farm house in Chester County, near Enville, TN. Call Harold Jackson. (731) 607-2496 or (731) 925-2141. (15, 16, 17, 18)
Dell laptop $200 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-925-6183. (TF)
For Rent: 2 Bd, 1 ba brick home in Adamsville. Appliances furnished $450/mo and $200 deposit. 6321352 or 607-0602. (17)
Storage buildings, rental returns. Factory closeouts. Cash or rent to own. (662) 415-8180 (15, 16, 17, 18)
For Rent: 2 bd, 1 ba. mobile home in Adamsville. Appliances furnished. $325/mo and $200 deposit. 632-1352 or 607-0602. (17)
For Sale: Inger sol-rand air compressor, 11 horse Koler-V twin compressor, 30-gal. tank - 50 ft. 1/2 inch 50 ft. 1/4 hose, 3/4 impact, 1875 ft. lb. 12 ga browning pump 30 in. full choked. 30-30 Winchester 94. 14 in. cut off saw. 10 in. compound miter saw. Rem. 300 win mag. Call (662) 415-8339. (16, 17)
For Rent: 108 Adams St. Selmer, 3 bd, 1 ba $350/mo and $200 deposit. Call (901) 849-2755. (17, 18) Trailer for Rent - 2 bd, 1 ba on Ramer Selmer Rd. No pets. Call 610-6614. (17, 18)
Dining room, living room, and bedroom furniture, washer and drier. Every item $150. 646-1200. (16, 17)
3 bd double wide trailer. House roof over it. Extra back porch and front porch. Large utility room. Approx. 3 acres. 98 Dickey Rd. $400 + deposit. Also Available soon: 3 bd home, hardwood floors, carport, utility room. Brick. $500 + deposit. (731) 439-6314. (17)
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#3255072: 111 Elizabeth, Selmer, TN - Vinyl siding home with privacy fenced back yard. Inside is an open living area, patio doors leading to yard with play area for children. The home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single garage.
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#3254929: 121 Deer View, Michie, TN - Great place for horses, large garden, or just room for children to play. The vinyl siding home with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths, sits on over 4 acres with pond, trees, patio, 13x36 storage building. Good area, close to Michie school.
#3245082: 415 Old #5, Selmer, TN - Country home w/large oak trees that has been remodeled except one room. Large living room open into dining room with tall ceiling & hardwood, vaulted bedroom or den, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sunroom. Porch across front, deck, storage building, concrete pad.
Red leather sofa, 6 mo. old, like new; multi-colored Lazy Boy recliner, about 1 year old. Call 610-4444. (17)
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402 - wanted
High quality hybrid Bermuda grass hay for sale. Baling 9/13 and 9/14. Discounts available if picked up in field! Call Keith (731) 610-7006. (17)
1412 - Circle Rd., Morris Chapel $26,800 *Single Family Home *3 Bedrooms *1 Bath *Deck *Rural Area *Shop
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 pickup. Will pay over $500 for some vehicles!! NO TITLE NEEDED!! (731) 610-8666. (TF)
ITEMS FOR SALE: Rifle - Remington 742 Woodsmaster BDL w/ scope; Drum Set - 5 pc Yamaha Stage Custom, Natural; Conn Student Trombone; Upright Piano. Call 731-453-4597.
5211 - Griswell Ln. Selmer- $165,000 *2 Story home * 4 Bedrooms * 2 Baths * Sunroom * Deck * 0.70ac * Double Garage * Full front porch
2812 -Sticine Rd., Guys - $49,900 * Country Home * 1.16 ac * 3 Bedrooms * 1 Bath * Carport * Shop 30 x40 * Storage building
LAND LAND LAND 3611 - Hwy 64 W - $15,900 2012 - Woodtown lp., Shiloh - $44,900 *Traditional *3 Bedrooms *2 Baths *Partial Basement *2 acs *Treed Yard *Carport
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#3255068: 373 Higginbottom, Selmer, TN - Great starter home or rental property. Located just off Hwy 45 by-pass, conveniently located if you work in Jackson. The home has both a living room & family room or 4th bedroom, Open living, dining opening onto covered deck. Large front yard w/trees.
#3254075: 184 Bramblewood, Selmer, TN - Good area - close to schools, grocery, hosptial. Hardwood flooring in living room, eat-in kitchen, plenty of cabinets, stove & refrigerator stay with house. Wooded back yard, patio, 3 storage buildings.
#3239013: 3091 Buena Vista, Bethel Springs - Vinyl siding home looks like new, 4 bedrooms, 4 total baths, partial basement finished including fireplace, double garage, office, inground pool, deck, Kitchen has been completely updated, lots of maple cabinets, bar. 30 by 40 work shop.
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Little girls white four-poster bed and 11 drawer dresser. New, never used. $500 firm. 645-6783/6106450. (17)
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#3251611: 7480 Michie Pebble Hill, Michie, TN - Vinyl siding home looks brand new, close to Michie School, convenient to Corinth. Enter into an open living/dining/kitchen with hardwood floors, Hardwood except for upstairs bedroom. Covered deck on back overlooking woods. Dbl canopy cp, storage bldg.
Teerms and C Conditionss: Real Esttate sells aat 11:00 a..m. Sells “A As Is, Wheere Is” - Tw wenty Perccent (20%)) down - Ten peercent (10% %) Buyer's Premium - Other terrms Apply - See Webbsite, Brocchure or Caall for Detaails. Peersonal Prroperty Terrms and C Conditions:: 10% Buyer’s Premiium. Compplete and fuull paymennt must be made day of sale. Alll announccements maade day of sale take pprecedencee over any other annoouncementts, internet,, or printedd addvertisemennts. All iteems’ sold oon an “As IIs Where Iss” Basis.
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The Selmer American Legion Post 162 is having a yard sale to raise money to buy a bugle for local military funerals. It will be held at it’s Post home located at 174 Warren Ave. Saturday, Sept. 15th from 7 p.m. until ? Donations accepted. Clearance - Everything must go! Call Alex Smith 646-2550 or 439-2880.
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tion referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met.
south door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Jim C. Replogle and Suzanne Replogle, husband and wife, to Mid South Title, Trustee, on May 11, 2007 at Book Deed of Trust 387, Page 1465; all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: CitiMortgage, Inc. The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, to-wit: Beginning at a stake at the NWC of Piney Grove Church property; runs thence in an Eastern direction 8 poles to a blackjack tree; thence South 13 poles to an iron stake at McKinley Smith’s line; thence East 15 poles to an iron stake with McKinley Smith’s line; thence in a Northwestern direction 26 poles with Carl Smith to an iron stake in the East margin of the Rose Creek and Pocahontas Road; thence in a Southern direction, with the Rose Creek and Pocahontas Blacktop Road, 12 poles to the point of beginning. Street Address: 838 Rose Creek Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 Parcel Number: 082-008.01 Current Owner(s) of Property: Jim C. Replogle and wife, Suzanne Replogle The street address of the
above described property is believed to be 838 Rose Creek Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time.
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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on October 18, 2012 at 10:00AM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Kenneth Dreu Foster, a married man, and Suzanne Foster, a married woman, joint tenants, to Williams, McDaniel & Wolfe, Trustee, on March 6, 2009 at Book Deed of Trust 395, Page 1525; all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described in deed of record in Book Deed of Trust 395, Page 1525; in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 116-005.01 Current Owner(s) of Property: Kenneth Dreu Foster and wife, Suzanne Foster The street address of the above described property is believed to be 4409 Michie Pebble Hill Road, Michie, Tennessee 38357, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal descrip-
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All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-037296 11381 16, 17, 18 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on October 11, 2012 at 10:00AM local time, at the
Seeking Accounting Clerk/Administrative Assistant Duties will include accounts payable, accounts receivables, including collection calls on aging reports, special projects, front desk and other clerical duties. Qualified candidate must work well with people, be a critical thinker, work well independently and help out where needed. 1-3 years experience required. Salary range $9$10 per hour. Send cover letter and resume to: Accounting Clerk/Administrative Assistant, P.O. Box 531, Selmer, TN 38375.
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by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded by the Substitute Trustee at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose.
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 August 9, 2006, executed by Cristy Walker and Michael Walker, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee recorded August 14, 2006, in Deed Book 383, Page 360371; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-18 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be 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, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on October 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Side Entrance of the McNairy County Courthouse , located in Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for
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Sale at public auction will be on October 9, 2012 at 12:00PM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Douglas W. Ditto, a married person, to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee, as trustee for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. on December 2, 2002 at Book 341, Page 851, Instrument No. 27880; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP having been appointed Substitute or Successor Trustee, all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable. Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Owner of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder: Described property located at McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Lying and being in McNairy, Tennessee and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point in the centerline of the Old Stage Road, the same being a common corner with Carroll, also being the Southeast corner of the tract herein described; thence N 8 degrees 25 minutes E with Carroll’s West boundary line 285.7 feet to an iron pin; thence N 64 degrees 15 minutes W 133 feet to a stake; thence S 15 degrees 06 minutes W 318 feet to a point in the centerline of the Old Stage
Road; thence with said road S 78 degrees 26 minutes E 164 feet to the beginning. Street Address: 1873 Old Stage Road, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 Parcel Number: 056H-A008.01 Current Owner(s) of Property: Douglas W. Ditto The street address of the above described property is believed to be 1873 Old Stage Road, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the HB 3588 letter 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; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right 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. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created
Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-039285 11425 17, 18, 19
cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: LYING AND BEING IN THE SEVENTH CIVIL DISTRICT OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEGINNING AT A CONCRETE RIGHTOF-WAY MARKER IN THE EASTERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STATE ROUTE #224 (50 FOOT RIGHT-OF-WAY), THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED TRACT; THENCE NORTH 02 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 278.96 FEET, WITH THE EASTERN RIGHTOF-WAY OF STATE ROUTE #224, TO A #4 REBAR IRON, PIN SET WITH CAP; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 23 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 179.51 FEET TO A #4 REBAR IRON PIN SET WITH CAP; THENCE SOUTH 04 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 331.31 FEET TO A #4 REBAR IRON PIN SET WITH CAP; THENCE NORTH 73 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 202.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.296 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BEING THAT PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MICHAEL WALKER AND WIFE, CRISTY WALKER, BY WARRANTY DEED OF SARAH DARLENE CLEMENT, DATED MAY 27, 2004, OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 190, PAGE 126, REGISTER`S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 133-008.09 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 5352 MICHIE PEBBLE HILL RD, MICHIE, TN 38357. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CUR-
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RENT OWNER(S): Cristy Walker and Michael Walker OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: McNairy County, Tennessee 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. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/ property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #37062: 2012-09-12 201209-19, 2012-09-26
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