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Volume 110, Number 24, Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Local man dies in high-speed chase
By Christen Coulon Editor
A McNairy County man, Jerry Matthew Ward, 31, of Selmer, died last Saturday morning due to injuries sustained following a high-speed chase with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, which ended in Tippah County, Miss., last Friday. According to Ray Hall, Mississippi Department of Safety, at approximately 10 a.m. last Friday, MHP tried to stop Ward for traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. 72, in Tippah County, when he chose to flee. Hall said that Ward attempted to flee from Troopers for approximately 15 miles before he lost control of his 2000 Nissan pick-up and crashed near Faulkner, Miss., on M.S. 370. He was transported by ambulance to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss., with life threatening Submitted Photo by Hank Wiesner, Southern Sentinel injuries he received from the Following a high-speed chase with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Jerry Matthew Ward of Selcrash and was pronounced mer lost control of his truck and crashed in Tippah County, Miss. dead the following day. According to Carolyn Green, Internet last Friday, there was an officer, felony evading arrest, this crash, however he was later Lee County coroner, Ward died a large outpouring of support reckless driving, leaving the indicted on charges stemming early Saturday morning at the and prayers for Ward and his scene of an accident with inju- from this incident and was North Mississippi Medical Cen- family. ry, violation of the financial re- awaiting his day in court at the ter in Tupelo. Green said that Ward had been in the news sponsibility law (no insurance) time of his death. Ward’s cause of death was due this past year following a simi- and failure to give immediate Following the incident in to multiple trauma sustained in lar incident in Crump, Tenn., notice of an accident in Hardin Crump, Ward was also arrested Friday’s accident. on Dec. 9, 2011, in which he County General Sessions Court. in Selmer on March 19 of this Following the announce- was accused of aggravated as- In statements made to police, year for driving on a suspended ment of the accident on the sault with a deadly weapon on Ward denied involvement in license.
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Spectrum expands, adds 26 new jobs
Tenacious Tigers top McNairy Central 37-7 PAGE 1B
By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Spectrum Lubricants is expanding its Selmer facility and adding 26 new jobs, Spectrum President and Chief Operating Officer Kent Farmer announced at a press conference last Monday. The company has purchased a nearby building that used to house an apparel factory. It will invest $1.8 million in the facility. Spectrum is already hiring workers for their new building through employment agencies, Farmer said. Spectrum is located at 500 Industrial Park Drive, and the 26 new jobs will be in addition to the approximately 200 people that Spectrum now employs. The new building will give Spectrum 10.4 acres and nearly 55,000 square feet of warehouse capacity, Farmer said.
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Spectrum announced that it will expand its Selmer facility and create 26 new jobs. Ted Moore, Executive Director, McNairy Regional Alliance, Kent Farmer, Spectrum Lubricants President and Chief Operating Officer, Selmer Mayor David Robinson, County Mayor Ronnie Brooks and Tracey Exum of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development were present at the press conference announcing the expansion.
Cardinal Band takes second at state
City holds its first ever trick or treat in park PAGE 3A
The Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School Marching Band takes second place in Division I State Marching Band Championship in Murfreesboro, Tenn., last Saturday night. (Front) Vivian Martin, Mary Tennyson, (Back) Allison Wilson, Hannah Hurst, Tristan Johnson, Caitlyn Walker, Reagan Fox, Summer Henson, and Tori Beth Surratt show off the band’s trophies following their competition.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
Citizen of the Year award winners
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#1 -- Gene He’bert presents Jim Gray with the Rotary Club’s citizen of the year award. # 2 -- Earl Johnson presents David McCullar, Russell Ingle, County Mayor Ronnie Brooks, Ted Moore, Troy Moore and Ross Mitchell with the Community Betterment award on behalf of the Latta Building. #3 -- Mike King presents Tyler Wilson with the Fireman of the Year award. #4 -- Ashley McCullar presents Bethel Springs Volunteer Fire Chief David McCullar with the Emergency Personnel of the Year award. #5 -- Sheriff Guy Buck presents Deputy Amy Bullard with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award. #6 -- McNairy County Board of Education Director of Schools Charlie MisKelly presents Ramer Elementary School teacher and 2012-2013 Tennessee Teacher of the Year finalist Lisa Roten with the Teacher of the Year award. #7 -- Kelly Wilder presents Jonah Lusk with a Youth Volunteer of the Year award. #8 -- Steve Forsythe presents Stuart Littlejohn with a Youth Volunteer of the Year award. #9 -- Julie Harston presents the Volunteer of the Year to Rose Moore. #10 -- Sam Vise, who gave the opening and closing remarks at the event, presents the Rotarian of the Year award to Earl Johnson.
KEVIN LIPFORD CIRCUIT COURT CLERK My family and I have been truly humbled by the experience of running for this important office during the last several months. My love and care for McNairy County has grown tremendously through the renewed friendships and new friends we have made through this campaign. I will be forever grateful and honored to serve you in the capacity of Circuit Court Clerk. I promise you that I will serve this county with the utmost respect for the office, and I will make you proud as your public servant. My 22 years of business and government experience will serve this office well. I have made every effort to see every citizen in McNairy County. If I have missed you, I humbly ask for your vote and support. Above all, my family asks for your prayers and support in this very important endeavor. The Circuit Court Clerk also serves as the Clerk of the General Sessions Court and the Juvenile Court. • All criminal warrants are issued by the General Sessions Clerk. • All Juvenile Petitions are issued by the Juvenile Court Clerk. • A majority of all civil cases are filed by the General Sessions Clerk.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
Grimes, Ingle receive statewide leadership educator award
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Last Dollar Scholarships announced
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Virginia Grimes, coordinator, University of Tennessee Martin WestStar Leadership Program, and Russell Ingle, director of chamber programs, McNairy Regional Alliance, and a 2011 WestStar graduate, receive the 2012 Robert M. Smith Outstanding Leadership Educator Award at the Tennessee Association for Community Leadership State Leadership Conference held Oct. 24-26 in Chattanooga. The award recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of leadership education in Tennessee. Smith (left) founded TACL in 1997 and is a former UT Martin dean and WestStar executive director. He recently retired as president of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and is joined in presenting the award by CharleyDeal (right), UT Martin assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations and current WestStar executive director. TACL has 179 adult, youth and senior leadership programs across the state.
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Selmer Mayor David Robinson is pictured with three of the Last Dollar Scholarship recipients for Fall 2012. They are (l to r) Moses Baxter, Emily Kennedy, Logan Jones. Deanna Parker and Bryan Forsyth also received scholarships but were unable to attend the photo shoot. Parker will be attending the University of Tennessee at Martin McNairy County Center at Selmer, Jones and Forsyth will attend Tennessee Technological Center at Crump and Kennedy and Baxter will attend Jackson State Community College. Currently, the towns of Selmer and Michie have chosen to participate in the Roundup program made up of both the One to One classroom technology program and the Last Dollar Scholarship Fund that was originally proposed by Mayor Robinson. This fund will be used to provide scholarships to students pursuing a post-secondary education. Applications will soon be taken for Spring 2013 scholarships, according to UTM Selmer Director Deidra Beene. “Remember, all of the money collected by the Last Dollar Scholarship Fund go directly to the scholarships,” Beene said.
The Loft Ribbon-cutting ceremony
Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten
The Folden family celebrates Michie’s first ever city park trick or treat last Saturday. Hundreds of children came out to the event to visit dozens of booths filled with candy.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Loft on Court, a new boutique, on 156 Court Ave. in Selmer last Friday. Pictured are owner Ansley Goodman, County Mayor Ronnie Brooks, Selmer Mayor David Robinson, McNairy Regional Alliance Executive Director Ted Moore, Darren Bowers, Anthony Henson and others. “My motto is ‘simple, elegant and chic.’ I wanted to do this since I got out of school. It’s been a passion of mine as long as I can remember. It’s important to do what you enjoy. I was raised here and it was important for me to come back here. I thought it would be neat to put it in an old downtown building,” Goodman said.
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How I became a storm spotter -- Part 1: What do storm spotters do anyway? By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
When my editor, Christen Coulon, suggested I attend a storm spotter class last September in Selmer, I was intrigued. Like many other people who attended, I confused a storm spotter with a storm chaser. I had seen the movie Twister and thought that storm chasing was exciting, though dangerous. McNairy County Emergency Management Agency Director Rudy Moore quickly disabused us of the notion that we were attending a storm chasing rather than a storm spotting class and clarified the difference. “You will see that this is good information as you go through it, but by no means think that you are a storm chaser. I’d hate for you to get out here and get hurt or something,” Moore cautioned at the beginning of the class. The class was conducted by Jim Branda, who is a forecaster at the National Weather Service office in Memphis. Branda first explained what storm spotters are and why they are important. Storm spotters are part of an NWS program called SKYWARN. This is a National Weather Service program that consists of trained weather spotters who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meteorologists make life-saving warning decisions. SKYWARN is a team effort between the Memphis office issuing the watches and warnings, and the news media passing that information on to the public and trained spotters. Spotters are necessary because, although the NWS has access to data from Doppler radar, satellite and surface weather stations, technology cannot detect every instance of hazardous weather. “Unfortunately, radar does have limitations,” Branda said. One is the earth’s curvature. At 30 miles away, radar can see the storm’s base, but at 90 miles away, it can’t. At this distance and beyond, radar can only see the middle and upper portion of the storm. Radar can detect rotation and a hook echo in a storm
but cannot conclusively determine the presence of a tornado. A hook echo is named after its shape and is a radar reflectivity pattern that forms when precipitation gets wrapped around the storm’s mesocyclone and is a favorable region for tornado development. The mesocyclone is a vortex of air in a storm that rises and rotates around a vertical axis. “It’s more important that spotters are out there situated to give us the ground truth,” Branda said. Doppler radar, which stands for Radio Detection and Ranging, sends out radio waves at the speed of light and electronically converts the reflected radio waves into pictures showing the location and intensity of precipitation. This allows it to detect thunderstorms. Doppler radar can also detect movement toward or away from the radar by examining the change in frequency for the returning radio waves. Spotters fill in the gaps by reporting hail, wind damage, flooding, heavy snow and tornadoes. Spotters are needed to report how storms are impacting their area. NWS is a federal agency in the Department of Commerce under NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). It has 122 field offices with about 5,000 employees. “That’s not really a whole lot,” Branda said. The annual budget is diminishing. “It used to be $900 million, but it seems over the past few years it continues to get lower,” Branda explained. It costs $3 per year per citizen for their services. Most offices have a total of about 20-25 people, of which the majority are meteorologists. The offices are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A lot of the staff are on rotating shifts. They have a minimum of two people on weekends and nights, with a lot more people working during normal business hours. The office in Memphis is the nearest one. Its warning area covers four states, West Tennessee, the bootheel of Missouri, northeast and central Arkansas and about the northern third of Mississippi. Read Part 2 of “How I became a storm spotter” in next week’s Independent Appeal to learn more about severe weather and what you should do when it occurs.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
Unemployment down in county, state, nation By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Unemployment in McNairy County fell 0.9 percentage points, to 9 percent in September, according to preliminary non-seasonally adjusted figures released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. However, the reason it fell was the labor force shrunk. The number of people working also fell, as did the number of unemployed. The labor force fell by 160. There were 40 fewer people working and the ranks of the unemployed fell by 120. Over the past year, the rate has fallen by a full percentage point. Of surrounding counties, Chester County had the lowest rate at 8.5 percent, followed by Hardin County at 9 percent, Alcorn County at 9.4 percent and Hardeman County at 10.9 percent. Unemployment figures for Alcorn County are from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Tennessee’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points, to 8.3 percent from August and the national rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 7.8 percent. The number of people in the nation’s labor force rose 418,000, the ranks of the employed people rose 873,000 and the number of people unemployed fell 456,000. The unemployment rate fell in 94 Tennessee counties and rose in only one county. Lincoln (located in Middle Tennessee along the Alabama state line) and Williamson (near Nashville) Counties had the lowest rate at 5.2 percent and Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 16.1 percent. Scott County is in East Tennessee along the Kentucky state line. Of metropolitan areas, Knox County had the lowest rate at 5.9 percent, followed by Davidson (Nashville) at 6.6 percent, Hamilton County (Chattanooga) at 7.1 percent and Shelby County (Memphis) at 8.5 percent. Unemployment in Davidson and Knox Counties was down 0.8 percentage points, 0.6 percentage points in Hamilton and 0.4 in Shelby County The average length of unemployment in the nation was 39.8 weeks, up from 39.2 weeks the previous month. Counting discouraged workers and those working part-time who want full-time work, the seasonally-adjusted national unemployment rate was 14.7 percent, unchanged from September.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
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Three wrecks in 24 hours By Jeff Whitten and Christen Coulon
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Three accidents in the span of one day plagued McNairy County roads last week injuring several drivers. By Patricia Gray Based on the Classic by J.R.R. Tolkien
State Route 142 accident
John M. Thomas, 48, of Stantonville, was transported to the Med for injuries he sustained in a one-car accident last Wednesday and was released the same day, according to a spokesperson for the Med. Thomas was driving a white 2009 Ford F35 Tennessee Department of Transportation pickup west on State Route 142 near Blue Cut Lane, when the truck veered across the center line and off the left side of the roadway, according to an electronic traffic crash report provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle struck a ditch, then continued down the ditch line and struck two standing trees.
Highway 57 wreck
Jerry Levert Cook, 64, of Holly Springs, Miss., was driving a blue 2005 Freightliner truck-tractor east on Highway 57, near Mount Vernon Road on Oct. 23 in Eastview when the vehicle failed to maintain the proper lane and entered the ditch on the roadside right, according to the electronic traffic crash report. After entering the ditch, rollover occurred. The big truck continued sliding on its side
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John M. Thomas was driving this white 2009 Ford F35 Tennessee Department of Transportation pickup west on State Route 142 near Blue Cut Lane, when the truck veered across the center line and off the left side of the roadway. During a 24-hour period from Oct. 23-24 three serious accidents were reported on McNairy County roads. and hit a utility pole. Cook was not transported for medical treatment, but was cited for allegedly failing to utilize due care.
Highway 64/45 Bypass crash
Barbara Jo Dunaway, 82, of Selmer was entering the highway from the east on New Bethel Road when her 2006 Mercury Marquee struck a 1996 Honda Accord driven by Tammie
Dean Henson, 39, which was traveling northbound on the highway. The initial collision caused Henson’s Honda to strike a 2003 Nissan 350Z driven by Phillip Drew, 23. Henson sustained incapacitating injuries in the accident and was transported McNairy Regional Hospital by ambulance following the accident. Officers cited Dunaway for failure to yield the right of way in the crash.
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SPECTRUM FROM PAGE 1A
Spectrum is an independent blender, compounder, packager and marketer of specialty lubricants, including two-cycle engine oil, bar and chain oil, small engine oil and hydraulic oil. The company serves the outdoor power equipment, lawn and garden and agricultural markets and the marine and automotive aftermarkets. “We are thankful for the support and partnership given to us by the McNairy County Economic Development Commission and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. We are fortunate to have such strong partnerships in the state. I’d also like to thank Dominus Capital Partners who provided support for the expansion. Everyone here at Spectrum Lubricants is excited to be able to provide additional employment opportunities for the residents of McNairy County as well as to broaden our service capabilities for our existing customers,” Farmer said. “We are excited about the expansion plans of Spectrum. Locally, they received the McNairy County Industry of the Year Award and continue to be an outstanding employer. Their continued growth during difficult economic conditions is a reflection of excellent management along with skilled and dedicated employees. We appreciate the positive influence they have on our local economy and offer our continued support for a successful and profitable relationship,” said Ted Moore, Executive Director of the McNairy Regional Alliance. “We are very pleased that Spectrum Lubricants has committed to expand their business interests in Selmer and McNairy County. Our Board has worked very closely with Spectrum’s leadership team on this project ,and we are excited to see it become a reality. When industry prospers, our local economies are strengthened. The benefits that Spectrum brings to our community are many, and we anticipate a long, mutually beneficial relationship,” said Robert Shackelford, chairman of the Selmer/McNairy County Industrial Board. “This being a locally owned company and seeing it expand the way it has, the commitment you have made to the community and wanting to see growth here speaks volumes. We’re here for you. We’re here to insure that you have the type of employees you need and that
we can continue to support you. Thank you very much,” said County Mayor Ronnie Brooks. “The Town of Selmer certainly appreciates your loyalty, and I appreciate you having the confidence in us to expand here,” Selmer Mayor David Robinson said. “The existing industry that continues to grow, that’s where our job creation comes from, so we want to thank you Kent for your confidence that you have in our state and in your employees to continue to grow the business here...On behalf of Gov. Haslam, I want to thank you for all you have done for McNairy County, and we look forward to continuing that relationship and do more,” said Tracey Exum of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION BIDS TO BE RECEIVED NOVEMBER 16, 2012 (MOWING/LITTER)
Bids for the construction or maintenance of the following projects will be received via the Internet until 10:00 A.M., Friday, November 16, 2012 and opened publicly in the Construction Division, Suite 700, James K. Polk Ofce Building, Nashville, TN 37243-0326 and posted to the TDOT Construction Division website (www.tdot.state.tn.us/construction/bid_lettings. htm) at that hour. CHESTER, FAYETTE, HARDEMAN, HARDIN, AND MCNAIRY COUNTIES (Contract No. CNL372) Call No. 016. Project No. 98048-4230-04. The mowing and litter removal on various State Routes. Project Length - 727.250 miles. Completion Time - On or before March 31, 2014 (See Special Provision 108B). INTERNET BIDDING MANDATORY ON ALL CONTRACTS. ALL CONTRACTS IN THIS LETTING ARE NO PLANS CONTRACTS. A Prime Contractor must prequalify with the Department of Transportation in accordance with Section 54-5-117 of the “Tennessee Code Annotated” and Tennessee Department of Transportation Rule 1680-5-3 prequalication of contractors before bidding authorization will be provided. Unauthorized bids will not be considered for award. The Tennessee Department of Transportation hereby noties all bidders that it will afrmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability in consideration for an award. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity afrmative action employer, drug-free with policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military service. Telephone (615) 741-5996. THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS IS RESERVED. Bidding authorization, standard specications and standard drawings may be obtained by contacting the Department of Transportation, Construction Division, Suite 700, James K. Polk Building, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, Telephone number (615) 741-2414. Sales tax will be added to the cost of all documents, where applicable. All questions related to the Contract Proposal, Specications or Special Provisions should be directed to the Headquarters Maintenance Ofce (615) 741-2027. JOHN C. SCHROER, COMMISSIONER
BYRON MAXEDON I humbly ask you to consider my experience, knowledge, and skills, and elect me as your next Circuit Court Clerk. I will always remember that I am an employee of the taxpayers of McNairy County. ✶✶✶
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
This Weekend: Fall Hog BBQ Fest Who let the dogs out? Selmer celebrates Dogs Day in the Park By Christen Coulon Editor
The McNairy Regional Alliance and the Town of Selmer will be hosting the 2nd Annual Fall Hog BBQ Festival at Dixie Park this Saturday. The all day event will have a little something for everyone, and this year’s event looks to be even better than last year’s. “We have invested more in this year’s event as far as the entertainment,” said Russell Ingle, director of Chamber Programs for the MRA. Ingle said the headliners for this year’s event are B.B. King’s house band, Lisa G & the Flic’s Pic’s. This blues band promises to bring its unique style of music to Selmer and according to the lead singer, Lisa G, they are planning to bring Beale Street to Selmer. Ingle said that he was optimistic about this year’s event and hoped to build on last
year’s crowd of more than 1,000 people. The event will run from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and will feature food, a car show, music, events for children, rides, a 5K race and a cook-off. “How can you not have a great time,” Ingle said. “We have great music, great food, lots of fun things for the kids.” Ingle said that the MRA was committed to providing fun, family friendly events to help build McNairy County and that this event fit well with their mission. “We want these events to be morale boosters,” Ingle said. “At the heart of this event, the thing that motivated us to want to do this or other events is because they are good for the community.” Part of the proceeds for the event will go to the Carl Perkins center for the prevention of child abuse. For more information call (731) 645-6360.
FALL HOG BBQ FESTIVAL EVENT/ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP (All events with the exception of the 5K Race are located at the historic Dixie Park)
10 a.m. – Sybil Dancer’s Children’s Dance Team 10 a.m. – 5K Registration (Selmer City Park) 10:55 a.m. – 5K Wheelchair Division starts (Selmer City Park) 11 a.m. – 5K starts (Selmer City Park)
11 a.m. – Liza Smith 11:30 a.m. – Meredith Goodman 12 p.m. – Maggie Whitaker 12:30 p.m. – Lisa G & the Flic’s Pic’s 1:45 p.m. – Rhythm Kitchen 3 p.m. – Awards
By Amanda Lowrance Feature Writer
Fighting through a cold, windy day, Dogs Day in the Park held last Saturday at the Selmer City Park brought many pets and their owners to have fun and help a good cause. McNairy County has had an abundance of stray, abused, and neglected animals. Cheryl Dawson of 4 My Pets Grooming has pulled together an event that is dedicated to spaying and neutering dogs and cats of low income families. The overpopulation of dogs and cats has concerned Dawson, and she plans to continue helping to spay and neuter animals with this event annually as well as collecting donations through her business. “This is a great cause for our county, but more so for the animals,” said Dawson. “Just maybe we can slow down the rate of puppies and kittens from being dumped. I have taken time to do this event because I truly care about animals. This is a lot of work, but it is also a way to help.” To qualify, last year’s income will need to be verified along with filling out a low-cost spay form. The cost per cat to be spayed or neutered is $20 and a dog is $35. Single income of $14,000 or less, two-person families making less Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance than $16,000, and a family of four Katie Moore participates in Dogs Day in the Park last Saturday at the earning $23,000 or less per year are Selmer City Park. The event raised money to help spay and neuter pets. eligible.
Child sexual abuse: As real as cancer By Amanda Lowrance Feature Writer
The majority of child abuse cases are never reported. While many turn a blind eye toward child abuse, it is illegal to not report suspected child abuse in accordance with Tennessee Law Section 39-15-401. “I have had several people tell me they could not do my job,” said Luke DeLaVergne, Program Director at McNairy County Carl Perkins Center. “The meaning behind this is that many people struggle to hear stories of children who have been abused physically or sexually. I can understand the desire to simply not be exposed to such stories, but I have found that I personally love the feeling of helping children that are crying out for help.” A calculated report from Department of Children’s Services revealed that there have been more than 200 child abuse cases in McNairy County since October 2011. Nearly 80 of these cases required immediate contact with the alleged victim almost always revealing sexual abuse, and the remaining cases were typically drug exposed, physically abused, or neglected. “The reality is that the majority of these are not cases
of parents disciplining their children, but sexual abuse, children in meth homes, and severe cases of neglect and physical abuse,” said DeLaVergne. “To feel that I can help an abused child find healing and hope after having risked everything to disclose the most traumatic, chaotic, and frightening experiences of abuse causes me to feel like I have purpose in the work that I do at the Center.” If you suspect child abuse, report the case to DCS at 1-877-237-0004 or a local police department. No proof is needed and can be reported anonymously. “Child abuse is as much a reality as cancer,” said DeLaVergne. “It is important that the public begin to overcome fears of discussing dangers that our children could face. The more we talk with our children and with others about abuse, the more likely our community will be empowered to take action to recognize and prevent abusive situations from occurring.” The Carl Perkins Center offers training through Stewards of Children to educate churches, social groups, businesses, or friends and families about the reality of child abuse. “I would like to see our community truly adopt the responsibility of creating a community that causes offend-
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ers to feel uncomfortable.” Refusing to allow one adult to one child situations and talking to children and organizations about child abuse can help build a protective community. The Carl Perkins Center offers several programs and services such as Trauma Focused Therapy, Victims Advocacy Groups for sexually abused children, parenting classes, emergency assistance, Christmas sponsorships, and a food, diaper, and clothing pantry, all are offered free to victims and their families. Volunteers are always welcome for the various events that help financially support the work of the local center. Christmas is around the corner, and families are wanted to sponsor a Carl Perkins Center child. “If anyone is interested in sponsoring a child, they can contact the Center at (731) 646-3627 or come by our office at 175 S. 3rd Street in Selmer to pick up an actual wish list written to Santa by one of our special children,” said DeLaVergne. On Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8 - 10 a.m. will be the 3rd annual Breakfast with Santa held at the Selmer Community Center. Create a warm, caring holiday for our local children and give thanks to life.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
Dr. Whitten’s prediction: Obama wins electoral vote Romney wins popular vote By Dr. Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Here are my official picks for the Beat the Ph.D contest. I am predicting that Pres. Barack Obama will defeat former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney in the electoral vote by a margin of 290 to 248.
Dr. Whitten predicts Obama will carry... Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., D.C., Hawaii, Ill., Iowa, Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.M., N.Y., Ohio, Ore., Pa., R.I., Vt., Wash. and Wis. Dr. Whitten predicts Romney will carry... Ala., Alaska, Ariz., Ark., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ind., Ky., La., Miss., Mo., Mont., Neb., N.C., N.D., Okla., S.C., S.D., Tenn., Texas, Utah, Va., W.Va. and Wyo. I am also predicting that Romney will receive 49.8 percent of the popular vote to Obama’s 49.2 percent. If you think you can more accurately predict the outcome of this year’s presidential election, submit your predictions to me. If you win, I will buy your newspapers until the next election. Read below for a complete list of contest rules and entry instructions. Good Luck. You will need it. (Editor’s note: Jeff Whitten’s prediction should in no way be taken as an official endorsement of the Obama Campaign by this publication. The Independent Appeal is and shall remain a truly independent paper. Following our long-standing tradition, we will never endorse any political candidate at any level.)
Election Contest: Can you beat the Ph.D? By Dr. Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
I’ve been told I’m getting too arrogant, that my head has gotten so big I can’t go inside. You can help. Teach me a lesson in humility. Show me I’m not half as smart as I think I am. You can beat the Ph.D. You see, the Ph.D is me. Think you have what it takes to beat the pro? If you can beat me and win this contest, I will pay for your newspaper until the next presidential election.
Rules for Beat the Ph.D. Instructions: 1. Pick the winning presidential candidate. 2. Predict the electoral vote total of the winning candidate. 3. Predict the percentage of the popular vote received by the winning candidate to within one decimal point. Rules 1. The winning entrant must correctly forecast the winner. 2. Whoever gets the closest to the electoral vote total of the winning candidate wins the contest. 3. In the event of a tie, predictions of the percentage of the popular vote of the winning candidate to within one decimal place will serve as the tie breaker. 4. Entries must be submitted before midnight Nov. 5. Results of the contest will be announced in our Nov. 14 issue. 5. Entries may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 6. Since this contest is called beat the Ph.D. you must also beat my picks to win the contest. 7. One winning entrant, (if there is one) will win a 4-year subscription to the Independent Appeal. 8. Losing entrants can take solace in the fact that they were beaten by the best...me!
Notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held in all precincts in McNairy County on November 6, 2012 as well as municipal elections in Adamsville, Bethel Springs, Finger, Guys and Ramer. Voters will be required to present a government issued photo ID. THE POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 9:00 AM AND CLOSE AT 7:00 PM.
Voting Locations are as follows: Adamsville .............. Adamsville Civic Center Bethel Springs ......... Bethel Springs Community Center Courthouse SE ........ Selmer Civic Center (in the gym) Cypress.................... Big Hill Pond Fire Station Eastview .................. Eastview Civic Center Finger ...................... Finger Civic Center Guys ........................ Guys Community Center Lawton .................... Lawton Community Center Leapwood................ Leapwood Community Center McNairy .................. McNairy Fire Station Michie ..................... Michie Civic Center North East ............... Selmer Civic Center (in the gym) North Selmer ........... Selmer Civic Center (in the gym) Purdy ....................... Purdy Community Center Ramer ...................... Ramer Civic Center Rose Creek .............. Rose Creek Fire Station Stantonville ............. Stantonville Civic Center The Counting Board will meet at the McNairy County Election Commission Office on November 6, 2012 at 1:30 PM. HAVE YOU MOVED? Voters are required to vote in the precinct in which they reside. You may correct your name or address by writing or coming by the Election Office through November 1, 2012. If you wait until election day, extra paper work must be completed and you may be sent to another polling place in order to vote a correct ballot. If there are questions about needed accommodations in the voting process call 645-6432. McNairy County Election Commission Paul Estes, Chairman • Mary Ruth Mills, Sec. Dwight Garner, Janice Maness, Wayne Elam Attest: Joanie Collins, Administrator of Elections
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STATE OF TENNESSEE GENERAL ELECTION McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE NOVEMBER 6, 2012
STATE OF TENNESSEE GENERAL ELECTION McNAIRY COUNTY NOVEMBER 6, 2012
PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES VOTE for One (1)
Electors for MITT ROMNEY, for President and PAUL RYAN, for Vice President Republican Party Nominee
Electors for BARACK OBAMA, for President and JOE BIDEN, for Vice President Democratic Party Nominee
Electors for VIRGIL GOODE, for President and JIM CLYMER, for Vice President Constitution Party Nominee
Electors for JILL STEIN, for President and CHERI HONKALA, for Vice President Constitution Party Nominee
Electors for ROSS C. “ROCKY” ANDERSON, for President and LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ, for Vice President Independent Candidate
STATE OF TENNESSEE GENERAL ELECTION McNAIRY COUNTY NOVEMBER 6, 2012
TOWN OF BETHEL SPRINGS ALDERMAN
FOUR YEAR TERM VOTE FOR TWO (2) GARY L. BIZZELL, JR. Independent Candidate
B.B. JACKSON PATTERSON
Electors for GARY JOHNSON, for President and JAMES P. GRAY, for Vice President
Electors for MERLIN MILLER, for President and VIRGINIA D. ABERNATHY, for Vice President
SHERRY D. SMITH
UNITED STATES SENATE VOTE FOR ONE (1)
Republican Party Nominee
MARK E. CLAYTON
Democratic Party Nominee
Constitution Party Nominee
TWO YEAR TERM VOTE FOR ONE (1) GARY L. BIZZELL, SR. Independent Candidate
SHIRLEY WILLIAMS Independent Candidate
Green Party Nominee
SHAUN E. CROWELL
TOWN OF FINGER
VOTE FOR THREE (3)
NO CANDIDATE FILED NO CANDIDATE FILED
MICHEL JOSEPH LONG Independent Candidate
TROY STEPHEN SCOGGIN Independent Candidate
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT VOTE FOR ONE (1)
Republican Party Nominee
NO CANDIDATE FILED Write-in Write-in Write-in
CITY OF ADAMSVILLE MAYOR
VOTE FOR ONE (1) DAVID LECKNER
Democratic Party Nominee
HOWARD SWITZER Green Party Nominee
WM RYAN AKIN
COMMISSIONER VOTE FOR TWO (2)
LEONARD D. (LENNY) LADNER Independent Candidate
TENNESSEE SENATE 26TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT VOTE FOR ONE (1)
Republican Party Nominee
Democratic Party Nominee
TOWN OF GUYS MAYOR
VOTE FOR ONE (1) KEITH RINEHART
VOTE FOR TWO (2) WAYNE HENRY, II
Write-in CHRIS HOWARD
TENNESSEE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 94TH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT VOTE FOR ONE (1)
Republican Party Nominee
CITY OF RAMER COMMISSIONER
VOTE FOR THREE (3)
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
TO FILL AN UNEXPIRED TERM VOTE FOR ONE (1)
GEORGE ARMSTRONG Independent Candidate
C. KENDALL SUMMERS BYRON MAXEDON
Republican Party Nominee
NO CANDIDATE FILED
Democratic Party Nominee
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Common Sense: Monetizing By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Monetizing is just a fancy word that means a business tries to squeeze every last dime they can out of a customer. It is often said that we have to pay for things that used to be free. The airlines are one of the biggest monetizers. The latest thing is that they are charging parents a fee to sit with their children. Built on this “unbundling” of services, such as food, pillows, blankets and legroom, they have returned to profitability. Big banks, in addition to paying miniscule interest on deposits maintained with them, offset whatever your money earns through monthly account fees, ATM fees, fees for a paper statement, to get copies of checks written or to speak to a live teller. However, community banks, such as mine, rarely do these things. Air is still free, and so is water if you drink it from the tap. However, since we spent about $10 billion on bottled water in 2009, a lot of people are not drinking it for free. Air is even being sold at oxygen bars. Everyone used to get television for free and you still can if you live near enough to a station or have a strong enough antenna. The average person spends $50 to $75 a month on cable or satellite and still has to sit through commercials. Of course, there is no free lunch, and some of the things that people are complaining used to be free, they paid for without realizing it. The airlines included all these services in your fare and you paid for advertising on “free” television every time you bought the product, since the cost of advertising was included in the price. Gas stations that used to check your oil and clean your windshield, add air to your tires and water to your radiator, if needed, now charge for these services, as well as sometimes for the use of their restrooms, though these services were presumably included in the cost of the gas you pumped when they were free. I think one aspect to this complaint is the lack of transparency. In order for markets to work, consumers need to easily access information about what they are getting and the true cost for it. The cable and satellite companies don’t do a very good job at this. I had a personal experience with this issue. After a promotional rate, my cable tripled and I became very unhappy with what I was paying and what I was getting. I did some shopping around with other cable and satellite companies, and getting them to reveal your real long-term costs is like pulling teeth. It’s not just that it is difficult to get information from them, but they sometimes present half-truths that mislead consumers in their commercials. One company I talked to is running commercials saying it’s competitor doubles rates after the promotional period. I found out that this company does the same thing. I brought this up in our conversation. I asked a customer service representative, “Aren’t you doing the same thing you are accusing your competitor of doing in your commercials?” “Yes,” the customer service rep replied. The people getting the promotional price are also being subsidized by everyone who is paying the regular price. A free public education can still be had, though the quality of it depends on where you are and the concept is being eroded by lab, course, activity and extracurricular fees. Though entry to local parks, which I take advantage of when I get a chance, is free, state and the federal government have charged fees to enjoy some parks since the 1980s. If people are so unhappy with these practices, one remedy would be to not do business with any company who engages in them. However, you can’t do that if they all do it and all of the airlines and cable/satellite companies do, with one exception, as far as I know. You could just stop doing business with the entire industry, but in some cases, that is impractical or impossible. A lot of people have stopped doing business with the cable and satellite companies. I did for a while and I may again at the end of football season. You can view a lot of the college games on one website, but they have started to restrict this content to only some cable, satellite and wireless providers. You can watch professional games on one network, but the NFL only offers internet packages for the rest in real time to people overseas. We Americans can only view our national sport on the Internet, other than the Sunday night games, on a one-day delay. This is presumably due to exclusive deals with these providers. Can you say restraint of trade? If people are really so unhappy with many of these practices, you would think entrepreneurs would start businesses and do things differently. Why more haven’t done so is a mystery to me.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Independent Appeal welcomes your opinion. Letters to the editor are subject to editing or omission for length, style or libel. All letters must include the writer’s name and signature, as well as a phone number and address for verification. The Independent Appeal does not publish anonymous letters. Letters deemed suitable for publication will run as soon as possible after receipt on a space-available basis. Because of space limitations, letters should be limited to 400 words, about two double-spaced, typed pages, one letter per person every 90 days. Mail to: Letters to the Editor, The Independent Appeal, P.O. Box 220, Selmer, TN E-mail to: email@example.com
Volume 110, Number 24, Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Mcnairy voices Who’s going to win the presidential election? Why?
Annie Beavers (Bethel Springs):
Barbara Day Barry Clayton Bea Pettigrew (Bethel Springs): (Bethel Springs): King (Selmer):
Holly Brunning Lloyd Hawkins (Bethel Springs): (McNairy):
“That’s a toss-up because there’s so many sides that you’ve got to try to consider, so I haven’t completely made up my mind.”
“Romney. I just think more people are going to vote for him.”
“Obama. Things were in such a mess, I don’t believe he’s had a fair chance and I believe he’ll win.”
“Romney. We need a change.”
“Well, it’s not Obama, I hope. Romney. I’m hoping he will.”
“Romney’s going to win because he’s the one that needs to be in there.”
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.
ON THE WEB: Go to independentappeal.com and express your opinion on our related online poll.
Political Fun facts
The strange and unusual side of American politicians - By federal law since 1792, Congress has allowed states to conduct their presidential elections or otherwise choose their electors any time in a 34-day period before the first Wednesday of December, which is the day the electors meet in their state capitals. November was chosen because the harvest was over by then and winter storms had not yet begun. - Traditionally, election day is the first Tuesday after Nov. 2. Tuesday was chosen because before cars, it would take people a long time to travel to the polls. Monday was undesirable because people wouldn’t want to travel on Sunday for religious reasons. They did not want Nov. 1 because it is All Saints Day and because shopkeepers did their books on the first day of the month. - When Franklin D. Roosevelt was bedridden with polio, he asked aid Louie Howe, “Come here, Louie, I want to tell you something.” Howe moved closer, but still not within arms length. Roosevelt told him to come closer and he did. FDR then hit Howe as hard as
he could in the stomach. Howe doubled over in pain. When he recovered he asked, “Boss, why did you do that?” Roosevelt replied, “You think I’m an invalid but I could still take you in any bout.” - Lincoln once told a story about a man who stopped him while he was walking down the street. “Wait, let me get my gun.” “Why?” Lincoln asked. “I swore an oath that if I ever met a man uglier than me, I would shoot him,” the man said. “If I’m uglier than you, then fire away, because I don’t want to live,” Lincoln replied. - In 1886, brothers Alf and Bob Taylor ran against each other for Governor of Tennessee. This campaign was called the “War of the Roses.” Their father was a Whig, with Union sympathies, but their mother was a Democrat who favored the Confederacy. They campaigned together and had 41 debates. Bob once stole Alf’s speech from his hotel room and read it to the crowd. Bob
won by 13,000 votes, but Alf was finally elected in 1921. - James C. “Beat Jimmy” Jones ran against James K. Polk for Governor on the Whig ticket. Jones was a comedian as well as a politician. He was known to pull a coonskin, the symbol of his party, out of his pocket, stroke it with his hand and ask the crowd, “Have you ever seen such a fine fur?” Jones defeated Polk, who would later become President, twice, to his great humiliation. - Calvin Coolidge’s nickname was “Silent Cal.” A woman at a White House party once told him she bet she could get more than two words out of him. “You lose,” he replied. - John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were first friends, then enemies and after they retired, friends again. They both died on the same day, July 4. Adams’ last words were, “Thomas Jefferson still survives.” - A girlfriend of Gerald Ford introduced him to modeling, and both appeared in Look and Cosmopolitan magazines in the early part of the 1940s.
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 • Senior Airman James Taylor Haubrich, US Air Force • Lieutenant Colonel (Chaplain) Billy Hawkins • SPC Matthew Hemby, Army • SGT Brian W. Hendrix • SGT Timothy Hixon • Staff Sergeant Brian Lee Hood • Wes Huffman, Air Force • Private Alex Johnson, US Army • SGT Ricky L. Jordan, USMC • Army Officer 1st Lt. James Lax
• Sergeant Joseph Lilly • Captain Troy E. Mathis • 1st LT Jessica Mayfield, US Army • SPC Ritchie A. McCrary • SPC Dustin McDonald • A1C Amanda K. McMillen, USAF • Joshua Lane Meek, Army • CPL Jeffery Mitchell, USMC • SSGT Patrick Michael Moore, Nat. Guard • SGT Major Paula Norris • Pvt. Justin Overton, USMC • CPO Denise Picard Culverhouse • SPC Jeffery A. Pickett, US Army • SPC William Andrew “Andy” Pickett, Nat. Guard • SPC Robert H. Pittman, II • CPL James Scott Powell • CPL John M. Powell • Ernest Purez, Air Force • E4 Sophia Reinke • SGT. Charlie Rickman, US Army • John Robinson US Navy • S/ST Ryan Robinson Air Force • Angel Rodriguez, Petty Officer US Navy
• SPC Blake Rudd • Specialist Robert Rzasa • Veronica Sebree Petty Officer 3rd Class • Alan Seigers, Army • SFC Patrick Michael Shaughnessy • CPL Gene Smith, USMC • SPC Hector Soto, Jr., Army • CPL Sam Speck, USMC • SGT Shaun Spicher, USMC • SPC Daniel Sullivan, Army • Jeremy Thompson • ET3 Jeremy Wilbanks, US Coast Guard • PVT Demaro Wiley, SC, Army National Guard • Joseph Lloyd Williams MM3 US Navy • Master Sergeant Stanley Wilson, USAF - Retired • SPC Jeffrey Witoszczak U.S. Army • Petty Officer James Matthew Wolford EDITOR’S NOTE: If your loved one has had a change in active duty status, please contact us at (731) 645-5346.
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Brenda Kay Beavers
Ada Pauline Atkins
Brenda Kay Nixon Beavers was born March 21, 1952 in Bethel Springs, Tenn., the daughter of Jessie Verble Howell and the late Juilus Clifford Nixon. She was Baptist in faith and a homemaker. She enjoyed playing on the computer, and loved her family and friends. Mrs. Beavers departed this life on October 26, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 60 years, 7 months, 5 days. She is survived by her husband Bill Beavers of Selmer, Tenn.; her mother, Verble (Howell) Nixon of Selmer, Tenn.; three sisters, Barbara Brock of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Dottie Sue Wilson and Clyde of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Donna Forsythe and husband Donald of Selmer, Tenn.; nieces and nephews, Joe Brock, Tina Holley, Dena McDonald, Clint Wilson; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her father, Mrs Beavers was preceded in death by a nephew, Tony Garner. Services were held on October 29, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, Jetta Forsythe officiated. Burial followed in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.
Evelyn Thomas, the walking lady, was born September 19, 1925 in Selmer, Tenn., the daughter of the late Isaac Solomon and Letie Ann Marlar Thomas. Miss Thomas was a retired restaurant cook in Selmer. She departed this life on October 27, 2012 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 87 years, 1 month, 8 days. She is survived by three nephews, Hank Thomas of Waterloo, AL, Buck and Jack Thomas, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a cousin, Freddie Thomas of Selmer and a host of friends who mourn her passing. Graveside services were held on October 30, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Selmer with Jeff Smith officiating. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer were in charge of arrangements.
Ada Pauline Atkins of Selmer, TN was born April 28, 1929 in Chester County, TN the daughter of the late Freeling and Blanche Armstrong Hughes. She was united in marriage to Mail Atkins in April of 1947. Mr. Atkins preceded her in death on April 18, 2006. Mrs. Atkins was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Selmer. She worked for Brown Shoe Company and later as a cook for different restaurants in Selmer. She loved cooking for family holidays, taking care of her grandkids, and going to church. She truly had a heart of gold. She departed this life on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at her home at the age of 83 years, 5 months, 27 days. Mrs. Atkins is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Atkins-Jones and husband Eric of Chicago, IL, Casaundra Atkins of Selmer, TN; four sisters, Mary Hearn of Chicago, IL, Gena Mae Hughes of Chicago, IL, Cora Mae Conley of Kenosha, WI, Rosie Westbrook and husband Clay of Selmer; six grandchildren, Tavares Atkins of Selmer, Charles Atkins, Jr. and wife Destiny of Chicago, William LaShun Damron and wife Nakesha of Atlanta, GA, Jerren Clark of Selmer, Tamara Knight and husband Allen of Selmer, December Reed of Chicago, IL; eight great grandchildren, Dania, Martez, Deonte, Robyn of Chicago, IL, Aniya, Darrien, Zhy of Selmer, and Liyah of Milwaukee, WI. A host of aunts, nephews, cousins, and friends. Thanks to Shelia Brown and all of Mrs. Atkin’s special friends who always called to check on her. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Atkins was preceded in death by two sons, Charlie Aaron Atkins, William Earl Atkins; five brothers, Pop (Weldon) Hughes, Bennie Hughes, Amos Lee Hughes, James Hughes, Bill Bo Hughes; a grandchild, Jarvis Clark. Homegoing celebration services were held on October 30, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Cypress Creek First Baptist Church in Selmer, Tennessee, with Rev. Bernard Strayhorn, Rev. Kelvin Sanders, Rev. Wayne Wooden officiating. Musical soloist was Frieda Boyle accompanied by the Cypress Creek Choir. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee. Pallbearers were Jeremy Whitley, Reggie Nichols, Claude Hudson, George Atkins, Jr., Johnny Hudson, Billy Ray Nichols. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Atkins, Jr., Shaun Damron, Greg Hughes, Jerren Clark, Derrick Tatum, Tavares Atkins. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer were in charge of arrangments. The Atkins family wishes to express our deepest appreciation for all your love and prayers during our time of bereavement. Thank you for all the cards, flowers, food, and phone calls. May God bless each and every one of you.
Eddie Howard Waldrop Eddie Howard Waldrop was born January 9, 1959 in Selmer, Tenn., the son of Howard Waldrop and the late Doris Jean Davidson Waldrop. Eddie departed this life on October 27, 2012 in Pocahontas, Tennessee at the age of 53 years, 9 months, 18 days. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Savannah, TN. He loved drawing and hunting. He is survived by a daughter, Tara Ann Waldrop of Selmer, TN; his father, Howard Waldrop and step-mother Susan Waldrop of Jackson, TN; a sister-in-law, Annette Waldrop of Pocahontas, TN; two nephews, Darryl Waldrop and Derrick Waldrop. A host of extended family and friends. In addition to his mother, Eddie was also preceded in death by a brother Billy Joe Waldrop. Services were held on October 28, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Jason Martindale officiating. Burial followed in the McCalips Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Darryl Waldrop, Derrick Waldrop, Joseph King, Wade Baggett, Cody Eaker, and Steve Perkins.
William ‘Jim’ Garner Finger, TN: William Branson “Jim” Garner, age 91, passed away October 25, 2012 at the Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born and reared in the Beauty Hill Community in McNairy County the son of the late John and Anna Wilson Garner. He married Vonnie Mae Talbott of Finger on April 1, 1946. They made their home in Finger. Mr. Garner worked for Pickwick Electric as a mechanic over 37 years retiring in 1984. Mrs. Garner passed away Feb. 15, 2011. He loved quail hunting and loved to train his dogs to hunt. He was a member of the Finger Methodist Church. Mr. Garner is survived by two sons, Larry Garner and wife, Shannon, of Finger and Gary Garner and wife, Kay, of Adamsville; 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Vonnie Mae Talbott Garner in 2011, a son, Terry Garner in 2007; 4 brothers, Marvin, Onie, Henry and Dick Garner and 3 sisters, Ester Lee Garner, Mary Lipford and Ruby Houston. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday October 27, 2012 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Keith Brown and Randy Mead officiating. Burial followed in Finger Cemetery.
Betty Watson Rolph Betty Watson Lindemann Rolph of Corinth, Miss. was born July 28, 1937 in Selmer, Tenn., the daughter of the late William Orlan and Mary Athalee Emmons Watson. She was united in marriage to Paul Rolph on June 21, 1991. Mr. Rolph preceded her in death on December 31, 1998. Mrs. Rolph was a longtime member of Union Grove Methodist Church in Selmer but had been a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Corinth since 2002. She was a retired CNA. Mrs. Rolph departed this life on October 26, 2012 in Corinth at the age of 75 years. She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Moore and husband Terry of Selmer, Tenn., Leticia (Faith) Cole and husband Randy of Booneville, MS; a son, David Lindemann of Senatobia, MS; three grandchildren, Christopher Moore, Ashley Moore, Hannah Cole. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Rolph was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Carter Bennett. Services were held on October 29, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Aaron Moss, Bro. Derek Bodiford, Bro. Floyd Lamb officiating. Burial followed in the Farmington Baptist Church Cemetery at Corinth, Mississippi. Serving as Pallbearers were Greg Carter, Terry Moore, Christopher Moore, Joey Sledd, Ricky Burns, Clay Burns.
Joyce Murray Plunk Joyce Murray Plunk was born December 29, 1927 in Selmer, Tenn., the daughter of the late William Virgil and Mary Lessie Henson Murray. She was united in marriage to John N. Plunk on December 4, 1944. Mrs. Plunk was a loving mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She lived in and loved the Murray Hill community for her entire life where she served her family at home through four generations. She was a faithful and active member of the church of Christ in Bethel Springs. She loved the Lord and took great care in showing that love in all that she did. Her great-grandchildren suffered no lack of kool-aid popsicles or golf cart rides at grandmother’s house. They were some of her greatest joys. She took great pride in her family and in having them all gathered in her home regularly for her much loved home cooking. Mrs. Plunk always kept at least two gardens and could be found shelling peas or canning vegetables on many summer days. She loved tending flowers and working in the yard. She enjoyed collecting antiques and other treasures from auctions and yard sales. Mrs. Plunk had a great interest in family genealogy and loved visiting local cemeteries. She came from a family of outstanding musicians where her love of Bluegrass music began. Mrs. Plunk was active and involved for many years in the McNairy County Historical Society. Mrs. Plunk departed this life on October 27, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 84 years, 9 months, 28 days. She is survived by three sons, Dennis Plunk and wife Josie, Steve Plunk and wife Sharon, Mike Plunk and wife Marilyn, all of Bethel Springs, TN; her siblings, Pauline Walker and husband Willard, Mary Bess Tate, O’Neal Murray and wife Doretta, Bruce Murray and wife Betty, Larry Murray and wife Janice, John Ross Murray and wife Lola, Gary Wayne Murray and wife Diane; six grandchildren, Amy Smith and husband Micah, Stephanie Cox and husband Clay, Philip Plunk and wife BreAnn, Adam Plunk and wife Emily, Lori Plunk, Grant Isbell; ten great-grandchildren, Gavin, Ryder, and Edee Plunk, Ava and Jett Cox, Ella, Jonah, and Lydia Smith, Taylor and Anabell Pierce; sisters-in-law, Frances and Jessie Murray; and many close friends including Faye Waldon of Lakeland, Tenn. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Plunk was preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon and Will Tom Murray, and one brother-in-law, Fletcher Tate. Services were held on October 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, Dr. Jim Selbe and Dr. Ryan Fraser officiated. Burial followed in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs,Tennessee.
Jimmy Moore Young Jimmy Moore Young was born September 21, 1960 in Savannah, Tenn. He was united in marriage to Melinda Derryberry on October 12, 1985. Melinda preceded him in death on January 3, 2006. Mr. Young was a member of the Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church. He loved hunting and took annual hunting trips to Colorado. He also was an avid Indian Artifact collector. Mr. Young departed this life on October 28, 2012 in Bethel Springs, Tenn. at the age of 52 years, 1 month, 7 days. He is survived by his daughter, Amelia Young of Ramer, Tenn.; parents, Jimmy Neal and Carolyn Young of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; brother, Ricky Neal Young and wife, Sandy, of Bethel Springs; nephew, Josh Young and Debora Martin of Bethel Springs. He is also surived by many friends, including Pam Smith of Ramer, Tenn. and Dina Wray of Eastview, Tenn., who both helped him though some of the toughest times in his life. Services were held on October 31, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, officiated. Burial followed in the Indian Creek Cemetery at Ramer, Tennessee.
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church events OCTOBER 31 • Lebanon United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat Lebanon United Methodist Church, 250 Chambers Store Rd., Michie, Tenn. will host a Trunk or Treat Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Selmer 1st United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat and Haunted Hallaway Wed., Oct. 31, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1122 West Cherry Ave. Come play games, walk the hallaway if you can, refreshments served, and fellowship.
NOVEMBER 2 • Adamsville 1st Methodist Church Yard and Bake Sale Friday, Nov. 2, 7 a.m. 7 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 3, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lots homemade cakes, pies, cookies, candy and bread. Lots of people have cleaned out their houses and attics. Will be the biggest sale we have ever had. Inside Activity building behind church. See you there. NOVEMBER 4 • FFBC Anniversary and Re – Opening FFBC is excited to announce the celebration of their six year anniver-
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Edward L. Curtis
Jerry N. Surratt
Nancy Raines Cooper
Edward L. (Ed) Curtis was born August 2, 1940, the son of the late Maurice and Evelyn Curtis. He was united in marriage to Donna Jean Goodwin on July 27, 1984. Mr. Curtis was a self employed electrical engineer who worked with Caterpillar in Booneville, Miss. and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in Middleton, Tenn., until the last year of his life. He loved his children and called them the “Light of his life”. Mr. Curtis departed this life on October 11, 2012 in Corinth, Mississippi at the age of 72 years, 2 months, 9 days. He is survived by his wife, Donna Jean (Goodwin) Curtis of Shiloh, Tenn., his children, Brittany, Breanna, Hailey, Hannah, Ryan, Daniel, Hunter, Jessica and Rebekah; a sister; best friend, John Redding and a other relatives and friends. Services were held on October 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville, Tennessee. Burial followed in the Mud Creek Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.
Jerry N. Surratt was born December 16, 1951 in McNairy County, Tenn., the son of Rheba Inman and the late George Robert Surratt. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Freeman on January 13, 1973. Jerry was a graduate of Adamsville High School. Following graduation, he attended Crump Vocational-Technical School and received HVAC certification. Jerry was employed by General Electric in Selmer for 36 years as a forklift operator and steel fabricator. He served his country in the United States Army and was also a member of the Tennessee National Guard for 20 years, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He loved cars, motorcycles, and working outside in his yard. Jerry also enjoyed listening to Joel Osteen, and he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Jerry departed this life on October 28, 2012 in Shiloh, Tennessee at the age of 60 years, 10 months, 12 days. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mary Ann (Freeman) Surratt of Shiloh, TN; a devoted daughter, Brandie D. Nash and husband Michael of Selmer, TN; daughter Chastity D. Phelps of Selmer, TN; four grandchildren: Haydn Nash, Benjamin Nash, Brianna Phelps, and Haven Phelps; his mother, Rheba Inman Surratt; three brothers: James Surratt and wife Brenda, Tommy Surratt and wife Melanie, and Ronnie Surratt, all of Adamsville, TN; two sisters, Anita Killingsworth and husband Steve of Stantonville, TN and Sandra Henson and husband Jerry of Selmer, TN; a friend and brother, Doyle Butler; special friends Johnny and Daniel; a loyal companion, Gidget; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his father, Jerry was preceded in death by two brothers, Ricky Surratt and a stillborn infant brother. The family wishes to express their thanks to Pat, Brandy, and everyone at Deaconess Home Health in Savannah for their kindness and special care. Services will be held on November 1, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Daniel Beechum officiating. Memorial contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to the Daryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center in Savannah, Tenn.
Nancy Jane Raines Cooper was born February 6, 1966 in Selmer, Tenn., the daughter of Larry and Kay Garrison Raines. She was united in marriage to Phillip Cooper on July 25, 1987. Nancy Jane was a graduate of McNairy Central High School. Following graduation, she attended Faulkner University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. Nancy Jane was employed as a case worker for the Tennessee Valley Regional Housing Authority in Corinth, Miss. for 12 years. She loved going to the beach, and enjoyed following Tony Stewart on the NASCAR circuit. Nancy Jane was a great supporter of Adamsville sports and band, and she also followed the University of Tennessee football and basketball teams. She helped raise funds for the Stantonville Volunteer Fire Department, and was active in the Stantonville Methodist Church, where she attended with her family. Nancy Jane departed this life on October 28, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 46 years, 8 months, 22 days. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Phillip Cooper of Stantonville, TN; two daughters, Lauren Cooper and Anna Cooper, both of Stantonville, TN; her parents, Larry and Kay Raines of Stantonville, TN; her in-laws, James and Betty Cooper of Bethel Springs, TN; special friend Dr. Ryan Bartz; and many extended family and friends. Services will be held on November 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Danny Adkisson officiating. Burial will follow in the Stantonville Cemetery at Stantonville, Tennessee. Pallbearers are Greg Ashe, Chase Garrison, Chaz Garrison, Craig Hamm, Trent Chandler, Will Tom Sanders, and Adam Cooper. Honorary pallbearers are Stan O’Neal, Jay Whirley, Jamie Wilson, Tony Rooney, Frank Congiardo, Donnie Peters, Johnny Taylor, Mark Putterman, and Robert Wrenn. Memorials in memory of Nancy Jane may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
William Killingsworth William Bain (Bill) Killingsworth was born September 21, 1929 in Memphis, Tenn., the son of the late William Elbert and Effie A. Smith Killingsworth. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Waller on May 7, 1991. Mr. Killingsworth was a Truck driver . He attened Meeks Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Adamsville, Tennessee. He drove a truck for Texas Mail service for over 20 years. Then moved to TN and drove for Southwest Human Resource Transports for 5 years. He was a people person who loved fishing, gardening, cooking and playing dominos with friends. He also served in the U.S. Army during the early 50’s and was stationed in Germany. Mr. Killingsworth departed this life on October 18, 2012 in Corinth, Mississippi at the age of 83 years, 27 days. He is survived by his wife Carolyn (Waller) Killingsworth of Stantonville, Tenn,; a daughter, Kawanna Killingsworth of Decatur, TX; a son, William Joe Killingsworth of Joshua, TX; four sisters, Rebecca Oswalt of Walls, MS, Marlene Martin of Greenville, TX, Joan Box of Arlington, TN, Judy Walker of Atoca, TN; a brother, Bobby Killingsworth of Stantonville, TN; two grandchildren, Christopher Barrows of Decatur, TX, Tiffany Killingsworth of Fort Worth, TX; a host of neices, newphews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Killingsworth was preceded in death by a sister, Mable Kinser. Services were held on October 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, Bro. Charles Linam officiated. Burial followed in the Stantonville Cemetery at Stantonville, Tennessee.
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sary of the re-opening of the church & Harvest Day. The morning will consist of: Special music, singing & preaching and a pot – luck meal will follow the morning Worship service. Sunday School at 9 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m.; Sunday
evening at 6 p.m.; Wednesday at 7 p.m. Come join us in this great day! For more information call Pastor: Bro. Randy Smith. 731610-1716 or 439-0552. • Mt. Zion Baptist Church Revival A revival will be held Mt. Zion Baptist Church in McNairy on Sunday, Nov. 4th at 6 p.m. and continue Mon-
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Whitaker Family We were overwhelmed at the love shown to us at the passing of our loved one, Mattie Whitaker. Neighbors, friends, family, and caregivers, touched us with all the cards, prayers, visits, calls, food, and flowers that were sent. We will never forget each and everything that was done. A very special thank you goes out to her caregivers at “ A Place Called Home,” and “Volunteer Home Care, Inc.” Your care goes above and beyond your job and it shows. April Reed, Regina Steadman, and Shelia Davis, we will forever be grateful for the time and special care you took with her. To the staff at Shackelford, Tennessee Quality Care Hospice, and Brother George Reed, thank you doesn’t seem enough. All of you were wonderful. Thank you, Kello, Don, Jason, and Dakota Whitaker, and Jennifer Wilson
day through Wednesday night at 7 p.m. with Brother Glen Manness. Come out for some great preaching and fellowship. NOVEMBER 10 • Mt. Sharon Presbyterian Church Bar – B - Q and Craft Bazaar Mark your calender... Visit the “ Ole Country Store” Filled with crafts & novelty
items, canned and freshly baked goods and Christmas items. The nursing students of the TN Technology Center at Crump will be giving free blood pressure checks! The “Smoke House Rednecks” BBQ team will be cooking Boston butts, ribs, bologna, and chicken. Mt. Sharon Church, Gilchrist Community 10 a.m. - till? See you there!
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Davis Family The Davis Family would like to thank everyone for their sympathy, kindness, and words of comfort, shown us during the loss of mother Mrs. Cornelius Davis, words cannot express how much it was appreciated. We also would like to thank the unbelievable number of peoples who attended her funeral service to pay their final respect and to show their love for our mother. She indeed touched a lot of people. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and support. The Davis Family
Jayne Ellen White & Joseph Christian Brooks
White - Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Robert White of Charleston, West Virginia are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jayne Ellen White of Memphis, Tennessee to Joseph Christian Brooks of Memphis, Tennessee. Jayne Ellen studied Secondary English Education and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is currently the Director of Public Relations at the Legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. Christian is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Brooks of Selmer, Tennessee. He received a B.A. Degree in Music Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a M.A. Degree at Middle Tennessee State University. Christian currently owns Bucket City Agency in Memphis. Christian and Jayne Ellen will have a small ceremony in Sayulita, Mexico on December 6, 2012 and will honeymoon in nearby Punta Mita, Mexico. A family reception will be held in Memphis.
Bethel springs news By Mrs. T.C. Williams Contributor
Hello Everyone, I hope you have gotten the blankets and sweaters out of moth balls,because it looks like we will need them for the next few days. Willie, Tamela, and Chasity Sain, Mozella Baldridge and Donna Welch all visited Yevona Mcnesse in Cleveland, Tennessee last weekend, also they visited Lois Martin and family in Murfreesboro, Erica Jones and family in Lavernge they had a great road trip and returned home safe. After spending several weeks in the hospital Antonio Jackson is home and improving may we continue to pray for
his recovery. Visitation for Ada Atkins will be held on Monday night at the Shackleford Funeral home at 6:00 pm til 8:00 p.m. Home going services will be on Tuesday Oct 30, at 1:00 p.m. at Cypress Creek Baptist Church burial in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. We extend to the family our deepest sympathy. Mae Hudson spent several days in the hospital, but is now home doing much better, our prayers are with her for a speedy recovery. Time is the length of our stay on earth with all of it's pain, and its joys is a gift from God so each one can be a vital part of Eternity, how we use it is in our hands. So until next time be good to yourself and others!
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Bradley - Littlefield wed Angel Lea Bradley and Micheal Timothy Littlefield of Houston, Texas were united in marriage on Saturday, the thirteenth of October, two thousand and twelve at one o’clock in the afternoon at Bethany Christian, Houston, Texas. The double ring ceremony was officiated by reverend Alonzo Edmond with the reception following at the Grotto Ristorante. The bride is the daughter of Gloria and Edmon Peveto of Vidor, Texas. The groom is the son of Greg and Elizabeth Littlefield of Selmer, Tennessee. Following their honeymoon in New York City, Tim and Angel Littlefield will reside in Houston, Texas.
community events OCTOBER 31 • Independent Appeal Halloween Party and Costume Contest The Independent Appeal Newspaper will be featuring a Halloween party and costume contest Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be $50 cash prizes in seven different categories. Costume contest winners will be announced at 8 p.m. For more information stop by the paper's office at 111 North 2nd St. or call 645-5346. NOVEMBER 1 • Annual Holiday Marketplace Sponsored by the Crossroads Craft Guild. Inside Harper's Square Mall in Corinth, Miss. Thurs., Nov. 1, 2012 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. . Fri., Nov. 2, 2012 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. . Sat. Nov. 3, 2012 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. . All hand made items and bakery goods. No commercial vendors allowed. Come early and bring friend. Free admission. NOVEMBER 2 • Stantonville Fish Fry Cancelled We will not be having the fish fry this month.
NOVEMBER 3 •Benefit for Joe Kinchen Jr. The Communities of Finger and Henderson will be holding a benefit to help Mr. Joe Kinchen Jr. with his struggle through cancer, located at A New Beginning Church, 938 Sol Colston Rd. on November 3, 2012 from 3 p.m. till closing. There will be hotdog and hamburger plates (including drink and dessert), singing, a cake walk, and pictures with backdrops. For more information contact Pat Jones at (731)989 – 3402 or Pastor Ken Kitchen at (731)695-1878. • Masseyville – Woodville Fire Station Fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 beginning at 4 p.m. Featuring grilled hamburgers and hot dog plates with all the trimmings. There will be a cakewalk at 5:30 p.m. followed by a drawing for a $100 bill and a country ham. NOVEMBER 3 • Forty Forks Baptist Church Forty Forks Baptist Church, 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs starting at 5 p.m. Hay Rides, Bon-fire & Chilli Supper. Hayride – Chili
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Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Wilson & Hotdogs – Bonfire with Marshmallows. There will be a great evening of Christian fun & fellowship! For more info call: 731- 610-1716 / 4390552. • Fall Hog 5k Run Fall Hog 5K Run will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 3, 2012 ~ City Park Start/Finish (Registration
will begin at 10 a.m.) Entry Fee $15 until October 26th, $20 October 27th to race day. Fee includes T-shirt. First through third place medallions to be given out to the following age groups: 10 and Under, 11 to 14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50– 54, 55-59, 60 and
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Ramer High School Class of 1962 The Ramer Highschool 1962 Senior Class met Friday night October 19, 2012 at the Crazy K Ranch for their 50th year Class Reunion. Thirty – one of the forty – six class members were present, eight class members are deceased. Everyone was proud that their class sponsor, Mr. & Mrs. Estell Ray Mills attended. Mr. Mills addressed the class, explaining some of the event that had transpired in the past
and some of the people involved that had paved the way for this class to have the opportunity to receive an education at Ramer Highschool. A delicious meal was provided by the Crazy K Restaurant. It was like a family reunion with everyone having stories to share. Kay ( Wardlow) Churchwell welcomed everyone and took them on a trip down memory lane, back to the 1960's. Fadra ( McMahan) Cass conducted
50th Year Class Reunion: Back row, Ernest Lee King, Eddie Smith, James Norwood, Steve Wallis, Terry Willis, Jerry Derryberry, Jimmy Dan Burns. Front row, Johnny Blakley, Andrew Martin, Sammy Cardwell, Billy Horton.
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a trivia quiz with questions about things that had happened at Ramer High School. Twenty – one of the class members also attended the annual Alumni Banquet on
50th Year Class Reunion: Back row, Marbary Del (Richard) Segars, Kay (Wardlow) Church, Sarah Lou (Shannon) Locke, Ann (Nix) Miller, Elaine (Fullwood) Tucker. Middle row, Ann (Wilmeth) Moore, Nancy (Teague) Roberts, Gloria (Patrick) Carroll, LInda Lou (Blankenship) Martin, Nina Sue (Hardin) Bevis, Carolyn (Kiddy) Rowsey, Jarry Lynn (Cardwell) Graham, Johnnie (Hamm) Lettow. Front row, LInda (Forsythe) Moss, Glenda (Forsythe) Jones, Fadra (McMahan) Cass, Connie (King) Jamerson, Geneva (Robbins) Smith, Pat (Bugg) Bonds.
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above. Wheelchair division will start at 10:55 a.m. There will also be a Master Champion, male and female, and a Grand Master Champion. Wheelchair and walker divisions will receive one overall medallion. • Democratic Breakfast The 7th district democrats will be hosting a breakfast Saturday November 3rd at 8am at the Michie civic center.
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Linda Harville and Maggie Ann Barron display crafts and goodies available in the Ole Country Store. On Nov. 10, the Presbyterian Women’s Organization is hosting a fundraiser BBQ & Craft Bazaar. The Ole Country Store will be filled with handmade crafts & clothing, Christmas gift items, homemade desserts & candies, an array of canned veggies, preserves and jellies. The Smokehouse Rednecks will be cooking whole boston butts, ribs, chicken and bologna and much more. Eat-in or carryout. Place your order in advance…call Judy Hendrix 610-5157 or Sherry Sweat 646-0463. Whole boston butt $25, Ribs(rack) $20, Bologna (stick) $14. The Mt Sharon Presbyterian Church in the Gilchrist community was established on Sept. 15, 1866. The PWO was established 35 years ago with the purpose of “continual spiritual enrichment to our members and our community.” During the year our PWO funds provides meals for bereaved families in our church and community, love offerings, Christmas food baskets and many other services.
NOVEMBER 5 • Democratic Women The meeting of the McNairy County Democratic Women will be Friday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the headquarters in Selmer. It is time to vote on the new officer nominees of our club. Bring finger food and share our fun and hospitality of this election season. NOVEMBER 8 • MCHS Family Involvement Night In recognition of National Anti-Bullying Month in October, McNairy Central High School is pleased to announce its Family Involve-
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NOVEMBER 9 • 4th Annual Craft & Merchandise Mart Friday, November 9, 2012 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located at the Selmer Community Center, 230 N. 5th St. Admission is free!!
Legion Post is having a Special Float for the Veteran's Day Parade so any veteran may ride on it in the parade. The parade is Nov. 10 starting at 10 a.m. from the front of the County Court House and goes to the City Park. There will be transportation back to the Court House after the parade. Come on Veterans show your support for our troops this Veteran's Day. For more information contact Alex Smith 646-2550.
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The McNairy County Board of Education will receive bids for Bleacher Replacement Project, Selmer Middle School, Selmer, TN and Adamsville Jr/Sr High School, Adamsville, TN. Bids will be received by the Construction Manager, Lashlee-Rich, Inc. at their office at 1100 West Main Street, Humboldt, TN until 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, November 20, 2012. The bids will be delivered to the Owner for their review and decision. Bids will be received on the following Bid Package: Bid Package #1 – Bleacher Replacement No bid will be received or accepted after the above specified time for receipt of bids. Such bids may be deemed invalid and returned unopened to the Bidder. Plans, Specifications and other Contract Documents may be examined at the office of the Construction Manager, Lashlee-Rich, Inc., 1100 W. Main St., Humboldt, TN 38343 and West Tennessee Plan Room, 439 Airways Blvd., Jackson, TN 38301. Copies of the documents may be obtained free of charge by contacting the Construction Manager, Lashlee-Rich, Inc., P.O. Box 483, 1100 W. Main St., Humboldt, TN 38343, Pat English, Project Manager (cpenglish@ bellsouth.net) (731-784-2461). A certified check or bank draft, payable to McNairy County Board of Education, U.S. Government bonds, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and acceptable sureties in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the bid, shall be submitted with each Labor and Material bid in excess of $25,000.00. The successful bidder, submitting a Labor and Material bid in excess of $25,000.00, will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory performance and payment bond or bonds.
McNairy County Board of Education, TN reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities in the bidding and to choose the bidder that the Owner believes to be in its best interest. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of 60 days subsequent to the opening of bids without the consent of McNairy County Board of Education.
All bidders shall place the Drug Free Work Place Affidavit, Section 00400, in a separate envelope and attach to the outside of the sealed envelope containing the bid. (NO EXCEPTIONS ALLOWED). The bid will not be opened unless this requirement is followed.
All bidders shall comply with Public Chapter 587 of 2007, as codified in Tennessee Code annotated Section 49-5-413, which required all contractors to facilitate a criminal history records checks conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for each employee prior to permitting the employee to have contact with students or enter school grounds when students are present.
Chorus There’s some people up in Washington That want to do us in For the sake of our country This is the battle we must win They don’t know right from wrong anymore They never mean what they say In the name of political correctness They’re taking our freedom away
As a convenience to bidders, bids may be faxed to the office of the Construction Manager, 1100 W. Main St., Humboldt, TN at #731-784-6483. For faxed bids to be received, they must be date stamped no later than 12:00 (noon) on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Faxed bids date stamped after 12:00 (noon) will not be considered.
Sing Chorus We’ll gather at the polls and do our duty well Then rally around the flag again and ring that Ole Liberty Bell
For faxed bids requiring Bid Bonds and/or Drug Free Workplace Affidavits, these documents must be faxed with the bid. Faxed copies of Bid Security checks will not be accepted.
We’ll have prayer back in the school room Just like it used to be And put the Ten Commandments, up high for everyone to see Sing Chorus End Tag Yes, for the sake of Our Country This is, the battle, we must win Written by John J. Bruner at Purdy, Tennessee 7-18-11
ment Night. Thurs., November 8 in the Little Theater at 6:30 p.m. Every parent of McNairy County students ...you are welcome to attend.
All bidders must comply with the applicable provisions of Public Chapter 822, House Bill 2180, Senate Bill 1824, commonly known as the Contractor’s Licensing Act of 1976.
For too long now They’ve been having things their way But come this November They will face their judgment day
To your family, you’re a superhero. That will never change. But marriage, childbirth, a home purchase, or retirement can all change the amount of coverage you need, as well as the amount you can afford.
Saturday night at Ramer School. Thanks to everyone for making this reunion a great event. A special thanks to the people at the Crazy K Ranch and Restaurant.
THERE WILL BE NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE BEGINNING AT THE SELMER MIDDLE SCHOOL AT 10:00 A.M., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012. UPON COMPLETION OF THE REVIEW OF SITE CONDITIONS AT SELMER MIDDLE SCHOOL, SELMER, TN, THE PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL MOVE TO THE ADAMSVILLE JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL, ADAMSVILLE, TN. McNairy County Board of Education Selmer, TN By: Charlie Miskelly Director of SchoolsDate: October 29, 2012
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Our Neighbor. Our Friend. Our Next State Senator.
Spencer Jerrolds- Hardin Co., Communications specialist “I don’t know what I would have done without the Hope Lottery Scholarship. It helped me to achieve my dream of going into mass communications. That’s why I support Meryl Rice. She supports the Hope Scholarship which makes college more affordable for people like me.”
Garry Carroll - Chester Co, Teacher “I normally vote Republican. But this race means so much for jobs and education in West Tennessee, so I voted to send Meryl Rice to Nashville. Four years with an absentee senator was enough.”
John Talbott- Chester Co., attorney “I am a lifelong Republican, but this election I am supporting Meryl Rice because party labels don’t matter when it comes to the people of this district having a voice in Nashville. The incumbent is unresponsive to the needs of her constituents. Meryl Rice will listen and lead.”
Meryl Rice is pro-life, pro-gun rights, and pro-small business, but that’s not all. She’ll use common sense to promote what matters: putting Tennesseans back to work, strengthening our schools, and building a stronger middle class. Meryl has engaged both Republicans and Democrats in her run for state senate because she believes we are all in this together. She cares deeply about our communities and is proud to have received endorsements from both individuals and organizations that represent everyday folks.
Meryl Rice has been endorsed by: Tennessee Education Association - “Meryl Rice won the support of teachers in her district and statewide based on her support of public education issues. She recognizes that the state’s future depends on strong public schools, and her record merits the support of the education community, parents, and all others interested in the future of public education in Tennessee. Public schools have a friend in Meryl Rice.” Hardeman County Education Association
Marilyn K. Bartling- Hardeman Co., Member, National Association of Realtors and Tennessee Association of Realtors- “I believe that Meryl Rice has the people’s interest at heart. She will focus on keeping jobs here and on education and training which will bring more jobs and result in economic growth for our district.”
Dr. Martha Glover – McNairy Co., retired high school principal – “Our tax dollars should not be taken out of our public schools to make private out-of-state corporations rich at the expense of our children’s education. Meryl will fight to keep public funds in public schools.”
Fayette County Education Association Decatur County Education Association McNairy County Education Association
Myles Wilson, Fayette Co., former Supt. of Education- “I support Meryl Rice because she supports public education. She understands the business of the state is to provide a free public education to every child. Our communities prosper when we invest in public education and thereby invest in the future of our children.”
Hardin County Education Association Chester County Education Association Haywood County Education Association Henderson County Education Association Memphis Education Association Tennessee State Employees Association - “We are pleased to endorse Meryl Rice’s campaign. She has been a lifelong advocate for those in need and she always puts people first. She appreciates state employees, understands their issues and concerns, and knows how important the services they provide are to the citizens of this state. We proudly support Meryl Rice, and look forward to working with her in the future.”
Mike McWherter, Owner, Central Distributors, Jackson“Meryl Rice has dedicated her life and career to helping those in need. Her background in healthcare services will be a major asset in facing the challenges that people of our state will face in the future. As an advocate for public education and job growth, her common sense voice is one which will be needed to ensure the opportunities for all ages of Tennesseans to earn a fair living wage. I am supporting her and hope that you will as well.”
Toney Campbell-Decatur Co., retired construction trades, farmer “I have been friends with Meryl and her husband for a number of years. I know Meryl to be a good and decent person who goes out of her way to help. That’s the kind of person we need in the state senate.”
Steamfitters Local 614, Memphis - “Mrs. Rice’s position for working middle class families is in line with our Tennessee values. Her focus on education is exemplary of the type of leadership needed in our State Senate. Her vision for the future includes the interests of all the citizens of the state of Tennessee”.
State Representative Johnny Shaw – Hardeman Co., small business owner and pastor “I think Meryl Rice is the right choice for the 26th senatorial district. She is the right choice for the economy and the right choice for our civil rights.”
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council The Jackson Sun Newspaper - “We appreciate the uphill challenge she (Rice) faces in running against a strong Republican incumbent. But we have to agree with her that Gresham’s unresponsiveness and positions on education are issues that bring into question her commitment to her rural West Tennessee constituents. When it comes to political office, accountability matters. We believe it is time to give Rice the opportunity to serve.”
John Duckworth- Haywood Co. , retired supervisor Caterpillar Tractor Co., “Meryl Rice has my support because I know she will not forget the people of her district. I know her to be someone who is easy to talk to, accessible, and responsive. With Meryl, all of us will have a friend in the state senate.”
Meryl Rice November 6 Early Voting Until November 1
Wesley Woods, Henderson Co., 911 Dispatcher, Baptist minister – “I take my political views seriously as we all should. I believe it is in our district’s best interest to elect Meryl Rice to the state senate.”
Please join our Election Night Celebration at the McNairy County Democratic Party Headquarters, 136 W. Court Avenue, Selmer on November 6 after polls close. Paid for by Meryl Rice for State Senate, Randall Rice, Treasurer.
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AHS Rolls into bowling season, See 2B
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Nine county athletes earn district honors
Bobcats close season against Lexington By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
The Bobcats ended their season last Friday when they played host to the Lexington Tigers on senior night.
Lexington McNairy Central
Tiffany Winebrenner – MCHS First Team All-District Volleyball – District 14-AA
Mikaela Rowland – MCHS First Team All-District Volleyball – District 14-AA
BreAnna Burge – MCHS First Team All-District Soccer – District 15 A-AA
Samantha Oaks – AHS First Team All-District Soccer – District 15 A-AA
Rebekah Lowrie – MCHS First Team All-District Soccer – District 15 A-AA
Olivia Wright – AHS First Team All-District Soccer – District 15 A-AA
It took the Bobcat offense a while to get a consistent drive moving against the championshipcaliber defense shown by the Tigers. The Bobcats worked hard trying to establish the running game, and Jarrett Mood again led the way accumulating more than 70 yards on the ground. The Bobcats’ offense was showing a few
new looks that had not been seen previously this season. It may have been a small preview as to what the Bobcats might look like next season. While it was hard for the offense to maintain a drive and stay on the field, it was hard for the defense to get off the field. Lexington kept finding a way to make the first down and drove down the field to score their first touchdown with just over six minutes left to play in the first quarter. It was all Lexington from then on as the Tigers found the end zone once more in the first quarter. The second quarter was much of the same. After a little bit of back and forth and a long sustained drive by the Tigers, Lexington found the
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Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo
Running back Revosea Richardson takes the ball up the middle against the Tigers’ strong defense.
Run for the Paws helps the cause By Amanda Lowrance Feature Writer
Porsha Chappell – MCHS Second Team All-District Soccer – District 15 A-AA
Kelsee Berryman – AHS Second Team All-District Soccer – District 15 A-AA
Anna Johnson – AHS Defensive Most Valuable Player Soccer – District 15 A-AA South *All awards voted on by District 14-AA and District 15 A-AA coaches.
The McNairy County Humane Society will hold its 3rd Annual 5K Run for the Paws this Saturday at The Marty, or Adamsville Community Center. “We have lots of volunteers, and I think it will be a successful race,” said Betty Cross, event coordinator. Tina Churchwell runs the humane society strictly through donations, so any help is greatly appreciated. Anyone wishing to participate can register before 8:45 a.m. on race day for a $20 fee. All proceeds will benefit the McNairy County Human Society. Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female and the top three males and females in the following age categories: nine and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 2529, 30-34, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over, and wheelchairs. The race will begin and finish at The Marty. Water stations will be available throughout the course and everyone is welcome to register. For more information about the 5K Run for the Paws contact 731-632-0391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Run for the Paws raises money for the McNairy County Humane Society, which strives to provide homeless, abused, and unloved animals with shelter and eventually a loving home. Help them help our furry little friends by taking part for the 3rd Annual Run for the Paw this Saturday at The Marty in Adamsville.
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Adamsville bowlers primed for another successful season By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
For the Adamsville Cardinal Bowling Team, the 20112012 season was full of successes for the girls and some disappointments for the boys. This year, both look to improve upon the previous season’s results. While the boys struggled through the majority of last year, finishing with a 2-6 record after being forced to bowl short-handed for the last leg of the season, they return to the lanes with a little more experience and confidence under their belts. “Our boys are going to be competitive, but I don’t know how far we’ll go,” said head bowling coach Jason Carman. “They’re going to struggle a little bit because most of them are new and just haven’t bowled a whole lot.” Despite their youthfulness, Carman expects a good year out of his boys. The girls, on the other hand, experienced their fair share of success last year. They finished the regular season 6-2 and defeated Brighton in the Region 7 Tournament before falling to the eventual state champion Hardin County Lady Tigers in the region finals. They went on to face Collierville in a substate match, but the girls failed to advance to the state tournament as a team after a loss to the Lady Dragons. “I expect great things out of them,” Carman said. “We have several (bowlers) returning from last year’s team, and they seem to be pretty strong...They have a great chance to make it to state, if not win state.” Now a senior and anchor of the strong Lady Cardinal
Bowling Team, Amron Forsythe, who was named Region 7 Co-Bowler of the Year in 2011, was the lone Adamsville bowler to advance to the state tournament as an individual last year. She finished first among Class A bowlers and 15th overall at state. Forsythe, like the rest of the Lady Cardinals, is determined to make it back to state, but this time around, she hopes they are traveling to state as a team. “I’ve worked all these years to get myself there,” said Forsythe, “and if all my girls could get there, too, it would be a phenomenal way to end my high school bowling career.” Following the retirement of long-time AHS bowling coach Ronnie Christopher, Forsythe’s father, Jack Forsythe, will be along for the ride during the season, assuming the role of the girls’ coach as they attempt to strike and spare their way to a state championship.
Lady Cards dominate first match The Lady Cardinals got their 2012-2013 season started off on the right foot with a big win over the Dyer County Lady Choctaws last Wednesday, but the boys were not so lucky. Adamsville’s girls destroyed Dyer County 26-1 while the boys fell 19.5-7.5. Each Lady Cardinal bowler set the tone for the season in the first match by finishing with scores higher than their individual averages. Forsythe led the way with a 576 series in three games and a high game of 237. Emily Surratt had a 498 series with a high
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Amron Forsythe leads the way for the Lady Cardinal bowlers, finishing with a 576 series in her first match.
Greer lives up to her word
Junior High Tip-Off Classic 2012
Nov. 5 – 5:30 p.m. Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School
“‘A man’s word is his bond...’ Those were the famous words of my grandfather, James Nabors,” said Mary Greer. “He taught our family that even though you may not have money; your word should be strong enough to bond any agreement.” Ms. Mary Nabors Greer has been the guidance counselor/assistant principal at Michie School for as long as most of the students and parents can remember. Greer has taught special education, kindergarten, and all other grades during her 39 years of service in the field of education. Greer teaches Character Education which stresses the use of six character traits that must be taught to growing children – Caring,
Game One: Adamsville vs Selmer Game Two: Selmer vs Bethel Game Three: Bethel vs Michie Game Four: Michie vs Ramer Game Five: Ramer vs Adamsville
(schedule applies for both genders. boys will play after girls.)
game of 208, and Breanna Taylor finished with a 465 series and a high game of 183. Brad Wilkins led the Cardinals with a 449 series in the loss and a high game of 158. He and Issac Lynn were the only two Adamsville bowlers to finish with two wins in the match. Lynn finished with a series total of 401 and a high game of 146. Adamsville went on to battle the perennial West Tennessee bowling powerhouse Hardin County Tigers last Tuesday after deadline. The match was played at the Savannah Bowling Center in Savannah, Tenn.
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Citizenship, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility and Trustworthiness, which brings us back to the topic of this article... Greer challenged the Michie’s junior high football team, in order to improve on a lack luster season the year before, to win three games in a row, and she would allow them to cut her hair. This challenge set the football team to the task. Her motive was to encourage the ball team and it worked. The team won three games in a row, and now as stated above, “A man’s word is his bond,” and in this case, a woman’s words are her bond. Greer relinquished her locks last Thursday. Mrs. Greer had grown her hair in locks for the past six years. These locks are difficult to attain and often a lifetime decision. She is very proud of this
Michie football players cut Ms. Mary Greer’s locks after coming through on their end of the deal. accomplishment and regrets putting them on the line....but now she has kept her word. This is an ultimate act of trustworthiness. Although she has been discouraged by many adults and colleagues for her commitment to the football team and told point blank to not cut her hair, Greer feels she must remain true to her words.
Keeping her word to the guys allowed them to exhibits character traits in...Caring, Fairness, Respect, and Empathy. After all, hair comes back (even if it takes some time), but character is ever with you. That hair cutting episode taught both the students and Ms. Greer lessons in good character.
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Crowe comes out on top after seven-way tie By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Seven pickers topped the coaches in this week’s installment of Top O’ The River’s 2012 Beat the Coaches: College Football Pick’em. Michael Crowe of Selmer, Lane Dimmick of Michie, Larry and Heather Doles of Ramer, Renee Hembree and Darryl Weatherford of Bethel Springs, and Martha Williams finished week nine 4-1, beating the coaches for a chance at the prize. With seven contestants tied, the point total tiebreaker was put into effect. For the first time in our contest’s history, one tiebreaker was not enough. Crowe and Weatherford both predicted that Mississippi State and Alabama would combine for 47 points in our game of the week. The Tide rolled over the Bulldogs 38-7, leaving Crowe and Weatherford just two points off the actual point total. When contestants are still tied following the first tiebreaker, it all comes down to who was closer to predicting the winning team’s point total in the game of the week. Turning in a tie-breaking score of 34-14 in favor of Alabama, Crowe was awarded the week’s prize. Weatherford predicted Bama would win 27-20. Coaches Michael Stroup and Rennard Woodmore remained tied for the lead amongst the coaches after week nine as both finished 3-2. Both had Florida beating Georgia, but the Bulldogs pulled out a 17-9 upset over the Gators. Stroup went with underdog MSU over Alabama, and Woodmore missed on Notre Dame’s impressive 30-13 win at Oklahoma. Coaches Brandon Alldredge and Brandon Gray finished the week 2-3
and remain tied for third place. Both took a miss when North Carolina outlasted North Carolina State 43-35 in the in-state/in-conference rivalry game, and only a few pickers were bold enough to go out on a limb to take Tennessee in its heartbreaking 38-35 loss to South Carolina. Houdini, once again, was saddled with a record that did not allow him to jump into third place alone. Like Alldredge and Gray, the horse finished 2-3, missing on NC State, Florida, MSU. This week, he is taking No. 24 Oklahoma State over the No. 2 Kansas State Wildcats, he likes No. 23 Texas to upset the visiting, No. 18 Texas Tech Red Raiders, and he picked No. 15 Mississippi State to win at home over No. 16 Texas A&M. He’s also going with another upset, predicting that No. 17 Southern California will beat No. 4 Oregon. In our game of the week, Houdini picked against the odds, once again, and took No. 5 LSU to win at home over the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide. It all seemed crazy to me. See for yourself by visiting our Youtube page to watch Houdini make his picks for week 10. Wanna play along? Beat the coaches for a chance to win a delicious seafood meal courtesy of our friends down at Top O’ The River on Highway 57 in Michie by submitting your picks at our office in Selmer by 5 p.m. on Friday. Emailed and faxed submissions can be turned in no later than 10 a.m. Saturday. Not a winner, but still hungry? Remember to take your church bulletins to Top O’ The River on Sunday for a 10 percent discount, and enjoy a seafood feast while fellowshipping with friends loved ones.
District 15-A, 14-AA Final Standings District 15-A Team
Adamsville* 9-1 TCA* 6-4 Riverside 4-6 Scotts Hill 2-8 Middleton 3-7 Team
District 14-AA Overall
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AHS Head Coach Brandon Gray
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2012 Record: 24-21 Last Week: 2-3
2012 Record: 29-16 Last Week: 3-2
2012 Record: 29-16 Last Week: 3-2
2012 Record: 24-21 Last Week: 2-3
2012 Record: 24-21 Last Week: 2-3
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Kansas St. Texas Tech Mississippi St. Oregon Alabama
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Oklahoma St. Texas Mississippi St. USC LSU
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Run for the Paws The McNairy County Humane Society will put on the 3rd Annual “Run For The Paws” 5K on Saturday, Nov. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. The run will start at The Marty (Adamsville Community Center), and registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and will run through 8:45 a.m. The event is open to many with age groups from 9-and-under through 70-andover. Wheelchairs, joggers, fun runners, and walkers are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Friends of McNairy County Humane Society at (731) 632-0391 or email email@example.com. Fall Hog 5K Run The Fall Hog 5K Run will take place on Nov. 3 at Selmer City Park. The run is set to begin at 11 a.m. with the wheelchair division beginning at 10:55 a.m. Registration for the event will begin at 10 a.m. Pre-event registration will also be available. Entry fees vary depending on date of registration. Registration on Oct. 26 is $15, and registration from Oct. 27 – the day of the race is $20. All participants will receive a t-shirt. First through third place medallions with be given to the following age groups: 10-and-Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 5054, 55-59, and 60-and-Above. There will also be a Master Champion and a Grand Master Champion for males and females. Wheelchair and walker divisions will receive one overall medallion. MRA Open McNairy Regional Alliance will host its McNairy County Fall Classic at
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sports On-Deck High School Bowling AHS @ Munford/Brighton (Tuesday, Nov. 6 – 1 p.m.) Junior High Basketball Junior High Tip-Off Classic (Monday, Nov. 5 – 5:30 p.m. – AJSHS)
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McNairy Central Bobcat Kooper Davis is awarded Edward Jones Player of the Week honors by Sam Vise for his performance in week 10 against Lexington. The senior recorded eight tackles and one tackle for loss on defense against the Tigers last Friday, and he was also a force on the offensive line, making room for MCHS running backs against the staunch Lexington defense.
sports briefs Bethel Sweeps Pickwick Bethel Springs basketball teams began their 2012 basketball season last Monday with two wins on the road against Pickwick Southside. The Rebels downed the Eagles 35-30, and the Lady Rebels, led by Anna Wheeler’s 16-point performance, defeated the Lady Eagles 30-24. With wins, both teams begin the season 1-0 and will compete in the TipOff Classic at Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School on Monday.
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Selmer Golf Course & Country Club on Friday, Nov. 2 in conjunction with the Fall Hog BBQ Festival. Lunch at 11 a.m. will be followed by a shotgun start to begin the four-man scramble. Registration is $175 per team, and hole sponsorships are $25. Prizes and awards will be presented at the end of the day. For more information about the event or registration, call (731) 645-6360. Ramer Basketball Sign-ups Ages four and up are welcome to sign up for the Ramer Basketball League. Registration is $40 for first-timers, $30 for second, and $20 for thirdtime participants. Sign-ups will take place at Ramer Dixie Youth Park from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30, and Nov. 1, 2, 6, 8, 9. SCA Turkey Trot Savannah Christian Academy will hold the 9th Annual Turkey Trot-5K Run/Walk on Nov. 10 at the school on Cravens Road in Savannah, Tenn. The race is set to begin at 9 a.m. Race dayregistration will begin at 7 a.m. The entry fee for pre-registered runners is $15, and the fee is $20 if registered from Nov. 3 through race day. Participants ages 18 and under will pay $12. First place male and female contestants will receive a trophy and a turkey. Top male and female masters and grand masters will also receive a trophy. For more information, contact SCA at (731) 926-1504, or visit their website at www.savannahchristianacademy.org. NASCAR Jimmie Johnson was victorious at Martinsville last Sunday, and the win gave him the lead in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Brad Keselowski dropped to second in the standings after his sixth place finish. Clint Bowyer is third after finishing fifth over the weekend. Kasey Kahne held down the fourth place position in the standings after finishing third in the race. Kyle Busch, who did not qualify for the Chase, finished second. With just three races left before the champion is crowned, only 140 points separate first place from last place. Next up,
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Area High School Football Results -Week 10-
Texas Motor Speedway will host the AAA Texas 500 this Sunday. World Series After staving off elimination early on in the playoffs, the San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers 4-0 in the World Series to win the team’s seventh world championship. The Giants won Game 1 8-3, Game 2 2-0, Game 3 2-0, and Game 4 4-3 in extra innings. Giant third baseman Pablo Sandoval was named the World Series Most Valuable Player after finishing the series with a .500 average. He also homered three times in Game 1, becoming only the third player in World Series history to accomplish the feat. Reggie Jackson did it once, and Babe Ruth did it twice. The Tigers, as a team, did not perform well in the series, hitting for a meager .159 average on the way to being swept. Luck Good in Overtime, Titans fall to Colts Failing to win their third game in a row, the Tennessee Titans were beaten 19-13 in overtime by Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday at LP Field. The Titans held a 10-3 lead at halftime, but the Colts raced back into contention, outscoring Tennessee 10-3 in the second half before Luck hooked up with his fellow rookie Vick Ballard for his only touchdown pass of the game just minutes into overtime. The Titans (3-5, 0-2) will have their work cut out for them this Sunday when they host former Vanderbilt Commodore Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears (6-1, 1-1). Vols Still Winless in Conference Play Despite Tyler Bray’s four touchdown passes and a season-ending knee injury to South Carolina’s Heisman hopeful Marcus Lattimore, the Tennessee Volunteers fell to the Gamecocks 38-35 at home last Saturday. The Vols trailed 2814 at halftime but rallied in the second half before coming up short in their sixth consecutive SEC loss. Their last conference win came against Vanderbilt on Nov. 19, 2011. Tennessee (3-5, 0-5) will host the Troy Trojans (4-4, 3-3) this Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
District 15-A Scotts Hill (2-8, 1-3) TCA (6-4, 3-1)
Riverside (4-6, 2-2) Middleton (3-7, 0-4)
District 14-AA Lexington (9-1, 7-0) 37 McNairy Central (2-8, 2-5) 07 Liberty (6-4, 6-1) 39 Bolivar Central (1-9, 1-6) 14 JCM (5-5, 4-3) South Side (4-6, 4-3)
Fayette-Ware (0-10, 0-7) Chester Co. (5-5, 4-3)
District 13-AAA Hardin Co. (6-4, 2-2) 07 North Side (10-0, 4-0) 17 Brighton (7-3, 3-1) Dyer Co. (4-6, 0-4)
Westwood (8-2, 3-0) Munford (5-5, 1-3)
*BYE WEEK* Adamsville (9-1, 4-0)
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Cardinals await winner of Mt. Pleasant, Forrest game By Andrew Alexander
Middle Tennessee Christian, Huntland and Cascade. Forrest’s opponents combined for an overall record of 46-54. Apart from Collinwood, Mt. Pleasant had wins over Spring Hill, Wayne County, Cornersville, Richland and Perry County, but the Tigers suffered losses to Cascade, Cheatham County, Columbia Academy and Loretto. Mt. Pleasant’s opponents combined for an overall record of 4753. Loretto, which finished as the top 2A team in Region 6-A, earned the No. 2 seed in Quad 3, and the team awaits the winner of Houston County and White-House Heritage. Adamsville lost its season-opener against Chester County on Aug. 17. Since then, the Cardinals have rolled off nine wins in a row by an average of nearly 25 points. Since 2009, the Cards are 21-3 at Lendon Martin Memorial Stadium. If they continue their winning ways, the team will host all of its playoff games until the state championship, unless they meet the Quad 4 No. 1 Dresden Lions in the semifinals. Since both teams are the top seeds in their respective quadrants, the bottom team on the bracket will play host during even years. The Lions won 35-19 at Adamsville in the semifinals last year. Adamsville’s bye came in week 10, leaving the Cards to wait for 20 days between their win over McKenzie on Oct. 19 and when they host their second round playoff game against the Rockets or Tigers on Nov. 9. Needless to say, Red Rage will be ready and rearing to go no matter which team comes out victorious in Mt. Pleasant Friday night.
After finishing the regular season 9-1 and taking the District 15-A championship, the Adamsville Cardinals will play the waiting game instead of football this Friday. Earning a bye in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs for the second consecutive season, Adamsville is the top seed in Quad 3 and awaits the winner of first round opponents Mt. Pleasant and Forrest. Mt. Pleasant was the Region 6-A runner-up for 2A teams with a 5-2 record in league play and a 6-4 record overall. The No. 4-seeded Tigers come into the playoffs averaging just shy of 40 points per game. The Forrest Rockets, of Chapel Hill, Tenn., were the District 9-A third-place finishers behind Moore County and Eagleville, each of which earned spots in the Class 1A state playoffs, leaving 2A playoff spots open for Forrest and a familiar Adamsville playoff foe, Cascade. The Rockets finished the regular season 6-4 overall and 4-2 in league play. Adamsville, Forrest and Mt. Pleasant all share one common opponent this season – the Collinwood Trojans. The Rockets lost 40-34 on Collinwood’s home turf way back in August, and the Tigers defeated Collinwood 51-18 at home in late September. Adamsville beat Collinwood 29-6 one week before Mt. Pleasant topped the Trojans. Apart from Collinwood, Forrest also suffered losses to Moore County, White-House Heritage and Eagleville, but the Rockets picked up wins over Perry County, Community, Cornersville,
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Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain To: All interested Agencies - Federal, State, and Local - Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that McNairy County under CFR 24 Part 58 has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for a Community Development Block Grant. McNairy County will install a new Mechanically Cleaned Screening System, also referred to as a “solids removal device” at the Palmer Street Pump Station. A portion of this project may be completed in a 100 year flood plain. The proposed project(s) is located within the City limits of Adamsville, McNairy County, Tennessee. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.
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Tigers cruise, Blue Bears squeak one out Indians finish By Will Wintermute Contributor
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Lead by Norvante Holt’s three rushing touchdowns, the Tigers defeated the Big Orange 32-0. Tucker Gray contributed to the Tigers cause with two touchdown runs of his own. The Tiger offense exploded out of the gate as they scored on all three of their first half possessions. Gray started off the Tigers’ scoring with a 20-yard run. Holt added touchdown runs covering 65 and 18 yards respectively. Jayden Loving converted on a two-point conversion kick as the Tigers built a 20-0 halftime lead. The Tigers picked up where they left off as they scored on their first possession of the second half on Holt’s 85-yard run. Gray finished off the scoring with a touchdown run covering 10 yards. Drew Yopp recovered a fumble for the Big Orange.
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end zone again; this time with just under five minutes left to play before halftime. With the Bobcats struggling on offense the Tigers quickly forced a three-and-out and were able to return the following punt for another Tiger touchdown just two minutes later. The Tigers later recovered a Bobcat fumble and kicked a field goal as time expired to take a 30-0 lead at halftime. The Bobcats came out of the half determined to get on the scoreboard. Unfortunately, the Tigers were too. Strong defense and a powerful running game got the Tigers into the end zone for the last time with just over seven min-
fumble. The Redskin defense forced the Blue Bears to punt, and late in the fourth quarter, the Redskins had it first-and-10 on their own 18-yard line. Kirk ran it for 14 yards, and then on the very next play, quarterback Tanner Parmley hooked up with Robinson for a 68-yard touchdown pass. Zach Sheffield added the twopoint conversion kick as the Redskins found themselves trailing by only four points, 12-8. The Blue Bears started their next possession on their own 34-yard line with a little more than two minutes remaining in the game and two timeouts remaining for the Redskins. The Blue Bear offense was able to convert on two big third down plays and run out the clock to end the game.
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Farming is a calling and a dangerous one at that. Every year an average of 62 good men and women working on farms are electrocuted when farm machines touch overhead power lines. If equipment gets hung up on a power line, don’t get off of the machine unless there’s fire or other immediate danger. If you touch the ground and the equipment at the same time, you can become a deadly channel for electricity. If you must get off the equipment, jump clear of the vehicle and keep your feet close together, hop away. Call Pickwick Electric Cooperative to report the problem at 731-645-3411. Don’t touch any machine connected to a power line and keep others away until PEC personnel disconnects the line.
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The seven-and-under West TN Indians top off a great fall season with back-to-back tournament wins in Bartlett, Tenn. and Tupelo, Miss. The team finished the season with a record of 14-1 in its class to go along with four tournament wins. Pictured: (Front) Max Kilburn, Will Moffett, C.J. Essary, Tucker Parker, Duke Samples, (Middle) Owen Lee, Carson Pruitt, Bryant Loving, Cohen Tuten, Rye Maxwell, and (Back) Coaches Chad Essary, Nathan Parker, Justin Samples, Brandon Maxwell hold up their trophies after another win.
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Wednesday, october 31, 2012
Adamsville takes second at state School menus By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
The Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School Marching Band traveled to Murfreesboro, Tenn. last weekend for the Division I Marching Band State Championship at Riverdale High School where the Cardinals placed second overall. The band received second place ratings in color guard, field commander, and overall band in the finals last Saturday night. It also received a third place rating for percussion. The Cardinals earned an overall rating of 93.05 in the finals. Before advancing to the finals, Adamsville competed in the preliminary round and earned first place ratings for overall band and field commander. The band earned a third place
rating for percussion and a fifth place rating for color guard. The Cardinals also received the high music score and a superior rating for overall band, percussion, field commander, and color guard. Their overall rating in the preliminaries was 92.365. The Champion Marching Band from Cascade High School in Wartrace, Tenn. finished first overall in the finals competition, knocking off the defending state champion Cardinals. Year in and year out, the AJSHS Marching Band competes with integrity, class, and consistent excellence, bringing home seven state championships since 1999. The Cardinals are led by Band Director Frank Congiardo, Assistant Band Director David Stevens, Color Guard Director Kelly Wilder, and their six seniors.
McNairy County Elementary Schools
Nov. 5 Breakfast: Assorted Pop-Tarts. Cereals, Variety. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Lunch:Chicken Nuggets/Roll or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich. Fluffy Whipped Potatoes. Green Beans. Garden Salad. Diced Peaches. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Nov. 6 Breakfast:Belgian Waffles w/Syrup. Cereals, Variety. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Lunch:Corn Dog or Sloppy Joe. Cheesy Potatoes. Glazed Carrots. Garden Salad. Diced Strawberry Cups. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Nov. 7 Breakfast:Sausage Bagel Pizza or Yogurt Parfait. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Lunch:Breaded Chicken Sandwich or Chili/Crackers/Corn Chips. Baked Potato Halves. Broccoli with Cheese Sauce. Garden Salad. Orange Wedges. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Nov. 8 Breakfast:Biscuit & Peppered Gravy. Cereals, Variety. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Lunch:Mini Burgers or Meat Loaf/Roll. Sweet Potato Fries. Whole Kernel Corn. Garden Salad. Pineapple Tidbits. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Nov. 9 Breakfast:Breakfast Bites with Syrup. Cereals, Variety. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Lunch:Pizza or Chicken Fajita Wrap. French Fries. Pinto Beans. Garden Salad. Mixed Fruit Cup. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk.
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The Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School Marching Band stands at attention in front of its band director Frank Congiardo at the Division I Marching Band State Championship last Saturday night.
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Nov. 5 Pizza or Chicken Nuggets/Roll or Crispito & Cheese Sauce. French Fries. Cheesy Potatoes. Lima Beans. Garden Salad. Blushing Pears. Fresh Fruit. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Nov. 6 Pizza or Steak & Gravy/Roll or Grilled Chicken Sandwich. French Fries. Fluffy Whipped Potatoes. Green Beans. Garden Salad. Applesauce. Fresh Fruit. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Nov. 7 Pizza or Barbecued Chicken/Roll or Chili/Corn Chips/Crackers. French Fries. Baked Potato. Broccoli with Cheese Sauce. Garden Salad. Diced Strawberry Cups. Fresh Fruit. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Nov. 8 Pizza or Dixie Crunch Fish/Hushpuppies or Deli Sandwich. French Fries. White Beans. Creamy Cole Slaw. Garden Salad. Diced Peaches. Fresh Fruit. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Nov. 9 Pizza or Hamburger or Mexican Taco. French Fries. Whole Kernel Corn. Marinated Black Bean Salad. Garden Salad. Mixed Fruit Cup. Fresh Fruit. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk.
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Members of the McNairy Central High School Marching Band stand proudly after receiving an excellent rating overall at the Bandmasters Marching Band Championship in Memphis, Tenn. last Saturday. This week, the Bobcats will march for a state title when they attend the Division II State Marching Band Championship this Saturday in Spring Hill, Tenn.
Volume 08 Issue 17 October 31, 2012 Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association
Mistletoe Ball Fashion Show
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.
Club Presidents Meredith Goodman (left, FCCLA) and Makinley Steward (right, FBLA) emceed the event.
EDITOR Aaron Friend REPORTERS: Kate Moore, Caitlin Petty ADVISER Lisa Forsythe
Oct. 31 •FCA Devotion 7:30 AM •PSAT in the E-Pod lounge •Progress Reports Nov. 2 •HR - Senior Class Picture on the football field •BB Meet the Bobcats 6 pm Nov. 6 •SR Invitation Orders during lunch 11:30-1:30 Nov. 7 •7:30 am FCA Devotion Nov. 13 •BB Hall of Fame vs Madison A Nov. 14 •7:30 am FCA Devotion •AdvancED Visit Nov. 15 •BB Hall of Fame vs Northside 6:00 A Nov. 20 •BB Middleton 6:00 A Nov. 21-23 •School Dismissed for Thanksgiving Nov. 27 •BB Hardin Co 6:00 H
Photos by Lisa Forsythe
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held their annual Mistletoe Ball Fashion Show on October 25. Sponsors Cheryl Hurley, Molly Stanfield, and Jamie Lancaster would like to thank the following businesses for their support of this event. Dresses & Tuxes were modeled from: B&J Formals (Corinth) Formal Affairs (Corinth) Hawk & Company (Selmer) Pennie Lane’s (Savannah) Ponytails (Henderson) Sparkles (Corinth)
Door Prizes were drawn from: CORINTH Ginger’s McAlister’s Purple Daisy Russell’s Beef House Salon at Beau Soi Sweet Pepper’s Deli ADAMSVILLE Masco Bath Saw Mill Restaurant MICHIE Top of the River RAMER Diane’s Salon
SELMER: Atzimba’s B&R Beauty World Bella Salon Burger King Cat’s Corner, MCHS Charlotte Shannon Tanning Floral Connections Freckled Frog Hardee’s Hawk & Company
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BaileyAnna Teague is set to stun with her sunglasses and a party dress.
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All MCHS Sophomores took the PLAN test on Oct. 26. Bottled Water and snacks were donated by BancorpSouth to fuel the students as they tested.
Pictured above are sophomore class officers (l to r) Sarah Stanfield, Kelly Beth Ernest, Cassidy Ashe and Kaitlyn Gray accepting the snacks from Bancorp South
Employees Cindy Jester and Penney Carroll, along with MCHS Guidance Counselor Amber Leonard.
Wednesday, 0ctober 31, 2012
S.E.S. announces September Students of the Month Submitted Report Contributor
Selmer Elementary School and Mrs. Jennifer Taylor with Project BASIC are pleased to announce the outstanding Students of the Month for September. Each month, one student is selected from each classroom for exhibiting outstanding character from one of the pillars of character and following the I CARE Rules
which are ongoing themes in their guidance classes and Project BASIC classes throughout the year. During September students learned about being “responsible” and practiced what they learned. Being “responsible” takes hard work and deserves recognition. Each of these students was awarded a special Certificate of Achievement and a special treat from McDonalds. Congratulations to each of these “Responsible Students” at Selmer Elementary School.
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Ramer Elementary Principal’s List, Honor Roll, Merit Roll Third Grade Principal’s List Brianna Carroll Hailey Jackson Connor Settlemires Lucas Sides Eli Yopp Trinity Byrd Cooper Griswell Connor Huggins Parker Saum Spencer Wilmeth Honor Roll John A. Denton Natalie Fowler Heidi Garner Abigail Murphy Bailey Rodgers Emily White Kase Wiggins David Isom Hayes Johnson Megan Murray Merit Roll Ryan Davis Anna McQueen
Kindergarten (Front Row): Mason Pickens, Amaria Swinney, Molleigh Burnett, Anna Cosby, Jailynn Hood, Emma Harville. First-Grade (Second Row): Sarah Taylor, Kayla Irvine, JT Smith, Spencer James, Betty Jones, Abbey Rooker, and Isaiah Jackson (Not Pictured). Second-Grade (Third Row): Stephanie Brattin, Jermiah McCullar, Kelly Wu, Kiersten Kiddy, Halle Keen, Jilliann Rowsey. Third-Grade (Fourth Row): Emily White, Trey Rickman, AnnaLee Freeman, Ahman Jackson, Aron Herrington, Addie Weekley, Jeremy Croom. Fourth-Grade (Back Row): Tommy Roberts, Sara Crum, Kaitlin Kirk, Paige Morris, Amaya Borner, Chelsea King
Fourth-Grade Principal’s List Brylee Barton Darby Dickey Sidney Goodrum Jilli Johnson Kailey Tedford
Tyler Walker Tyler Barclay Wesley Koimn Jabarey Luster
Austin Scott Jessica Sellers Kaylee Wallace Hunter York
Honor Roll Seth Bowers Andrew Fowler Nora Hughes Lily Ashe Hailey Essary Blaide Hodge Cutter Kinkennon Carly Maness Quan West
Fifth-Grade Principal’s List Alexia Ellsworth Jenna McClain Jay Woodruff Abigail Yopp Clayton Brown Blake Dabbs Sailor Kinkennon Cole Kirk Jenni Grace Lewis Nicole Mertins Alyssa Nash Mallory Rodgers Carley Wardlow Honor Roll Colton Fortune Zach Hickman Hunter Hughes Madison Newcomb
Principal’s List Jannie C. Hathcock Allison Jones Kori Moore Callie Parmely Honor Roll Dawson Dickey Callie Hodge Vivian Teague Stone Teague Cana Smith Merit Roll Hunter Ferguson Alan Burdette Allison King Seventh-Grade Principal’s List Austin Brown Landon Fowler Lauryn Threlkeld Maggie Holmes Abi Melton Honor Roll Parker Childers Peyton Childers Emma Hughes Ronnie Kinkennon
Hannah Jackson Caroline Maness Grace McMahan Luke Overton Chris Waddell Trevor Wilson Kylin Wynn Merit Roll Brady Robinson Eighth-Grade Principal’s List Halle Jobe Kody Moore Jana Beth Woodruff Chase Burdette Olivia Harris Trase Jester Ryan Nixon Chassidy Teague Anthony Whitaker Honor Roll Ryan Bodiford Elizabeth Goertz Logan Essary Elizabeth Overbey Allison Sides Merit Roll Payton Stanfield Allison Sweat Samantha Zebley Camryn Farris
Red Ribbon/Character Counts Week at Adamsville Elementary By Diane Dierks Contributor
Adamsville Elementary School will celebrate Red Ribbon/Character Counts week on Oct. 29 – Nov. 2. To kick off the week, students have completed an art activity and watched an informative video to educate the students on the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol, beer, tobacco, and other substance abuse. Students were also educated about the harmful effects of bullying and unkind or disrespectful behaviors. Every day this week will have a Red Ribbon/ Character Counts theme. Students may dress according to the day’s theme. Monday, Oct. 29 – “Angry Birds Knock Out Drugs!” Students may wear their Angry Bird character counts shirts or the color that represents their grades. (Pre-K – gray, Kindergarten- orange, 1st – light blue, 2nd- yellow, 3rd – dark green,
4th – red, 5th – sapphire blue, 6th- lime green). Tuesday, Oct. 30 – (Lounge Day) “Don’t Day Dream about Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, or Unhealthy Behaviors!” Students may wear flannel pants or appropriate lounge pants with a t-shirt or sweatshirt. (House shoes are NOT permitted.) Wednesday, Oct. 31 – (Cowboy/Cowgirl Day) “Round ‘Em Up and Choose to Stay Away from Poisons, Drugs, and Bullies!” Students may dress up accordingly but are NOT allowed to wear hats. Thursday, Nov. 1 – (Camo/Black-out Day) “Black Out Drugs! Don’t Let Drugs and Alcohol Camouflage Your Life!” Students may wear camouflage or all black. Friday, Nov. 2 – (Cardinal Crazy Day) “Cardinals Are Crazy about Good Choices and Good Character!” Students may wear Cardinal shirts or colors. It is important that students abide by the school dress code. Appropriate shirts, pants, skirts, shoes, etc. must be
worn. No hats are permitted. This week is also dedicated to better educate students about healthy choices versus unhealthy choices. Healthy choices include such decisions as nutritious foods, exercise, good character, and friendship skills. Unhealthy choices include unhealthy foods, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, bullying, and not exercising good character. Earlier this year, A.E.S. has adopted the 5210 Nutrition and Fitness Program. The basic program is as follows: 5fruits and vegetables a day; 2- less than 2 hours of screen time per day; 1- one or more hours of daily physical activity; 0- sugary drinks. To enhance the education lessons that have already been implemented in academic and specialty classes, we will emphasize positive activities to correlate with areas such as visual arts, sports, and academics. Our goal is to help students make good decisions to help them live happy, healthy lives.
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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.
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., Selme Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 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.
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.
Primitive Baptist: Better Hope Primitive Baptist 4235 Leapwood-Enville Rd., Adamsville Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service, preaching at 11 a.m.
First Baptist Church of 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.
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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.
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.
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.
Stantonville United Methodist Church 8351 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN David Harstin, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.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.
West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville Bro. David Simmons, Pastor
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.
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.
First Baptist Church of Finger Finger-Leapwood Road, Finger Bobby Bray, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Evening: 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Joy Foster Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. 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. 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. 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.
Church of Christ: Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy. 22 S., Michie Joe Story, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Van Vansandt, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. 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. 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. Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy. 45 S., Selmer Donald Woods, Minister Fourth Street Church of Christ 142 N. Fourth St., Selmer Jeremy Weekley, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Liberty Church of Christ 1005 North Liberty Road Michie, TN 38357 731-239-4500 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Stantonville Church of Christ 8228 Hwy. 142, Stantonville Larry Redmond, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God: 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
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. Piney Grove Church of God 888 Rose Creek Rd., Selmer Pleasant Site Baptist Church Aaron Moss, Pastor 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Sunday School: 10 a.m. Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Church of God of Prophecy: & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy Hwy. 22 N., Adamsville Ramer Baptist Church Alvin Jones, Pastor 3899 Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Sunday School: 10 a.m. James Young, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
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.
Cumberland Presbyterian: Court Ave. Cumberland Presbyterian Church Rev. Richard Reid 234 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. New Salem Cumberland Presbyerian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church New Bethel Road Rev. Jeff Powell Worship Service: 9:45 a.m. Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Highway 57 West Ramer, TN Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Methodist: Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 265, Selmer Rev. Terry Presson Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: Supper 6:15 p.m. & Studies 7 p.m. 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. New Hope United Methodist Church Sticine Road • Michie, TN Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. David Harstin, Pastor Pebble Hill Methodist Ch. 2768 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Rev. Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Purdy Presbyterian Church Purdy, TN Selmer, 610-1859 Chris Dancer, Pastor Service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Union Grove United Methodist Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday School: 10:20 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:20 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study: 6 p.m. Mt. Vinson United Methodist 2100 Tommy Sanders Rd, Stantonville Dick Humphrey, Pastor Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 Pentecostal: Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Bethel Springs United Pentecostal 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs Jeff Young, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First United Pentecostal Eastview 7810 Hwy 45 S., Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Monday: 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7:15 p.m. The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Gateway Holiness Chapel 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Michael Price, Pastor Sunday: 2 p.m. Thursday: 7 p.m. Presbyterian: Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Rev. Dr. Larry W. (Bud) Sizemore Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church USA 800 Poplar Ave., Selmer Dr. James Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Roman Catholic: St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st. Saturday: 9 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.
World of Truth Church Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Larry Cooksey, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
God’s Way Church 1121 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Billy Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m.
A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Believers’ Church 1431 Peach St., Selmer Bill Linam, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Christian Church 133 N. Third St., Selmer Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. City of Refuge Church 300 Emmons Rd., Selmer C.A. “Skeet” Jackson, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Faith Pointe Church 440 Hwy. 64, Adamsville Marcus Whitman, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 7 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. For info call 731-434-0097 www.onechurchnow.com
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
Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. www.lifewindchurch.com
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court briefs Lucky K. Martin – 857 Prett Roland Rd., Adamsville, TN 38310 –Implied consent, Reckless Driving – Fined costs. Time served. Supervised probation Summer Shadburn – 254 CR 218, Corinth, MS 38834 – Possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia – Fined $150 + costs. 21 Days supervised probation. James A. Wilbanks – 4300 Michie Pebble Hill Rd. , Michie, TN 38357 – Aggravated assault – Defendant bound over to Mcnairy Grand jury. Waiving preliminary hearing. Jeffery L. Huggins – 348 Hwy 142, Selmer, TN 38375 – Vandalism $500-$1000, Theft of merchandise , Burglary – auto, Burglary – other than habitation – Defendant bound over to Mcnairy grand jury. Waiving preliminary hearing. Defendant shall continue on current bond. Summer Shadburn – 254 CR 218, Corinth, MS 38834 – Failure to appear, Misdemeanor – Dismiss upon plea to drug charges Tim Donahue – 5083 Rose Creek Rd., Hornsby, TN 38044 – Criminal trespassing – Fined $25 + costs – 10 Days no contact with Mr. King of his property. Supervised Probation. Walter A. Robinson – 5083 Rose Creek Rd., Hornsby, TN 38044 – Criminal trespassing – Fined $25 + costs. 7 Days no contact with Mr. King or his property. Supervised probation. Donald D. Qualls – 64 Mount Plesant Ln., Selmer, TN 38375 – Simple possession/casual exchange – Fined $250. 48 hours jail time. Jail at Capacity. Supervised probation for 1
Sheriff’s log Friday, October 19 Suspicious Activity – Nelson Store Rd. – 6:16p.m. Breaking into Home/Business – Chambers Store Rd. – 12:05 a.m. Animal Control – Albert Robertson Rd. –12:29 a.m. Vandalism – Tulu Rd. – 12:44 a.m. Traffic Stop – Dillon Rd. – 2:19 a.m. Vandalism – New Hope Rd. – 3:44a.m. Unwanted Subject – Purdy Rd. – 9:15 a.m. Assault, occurred – Poplar Ave. – 9:28 a.m. Breaking into Home/Business – Bethel Purdy Rd. – 10:44 a.m. Theft of Property – Airport Rd. – 11:17 a.m. Alarm, Residence – Old Stage Rd. – 11:45 a.m. Alarm, Residence – Hwy 45S. – 1:36 p.m. Alarm, Residence – Murray Rd. – 1:53 p.m. Medical DOA – Leapwood Enville Rd. – 4:10 p.m. Transport Start – Alcorn County Stateline – 6:57 p.m. Theft of Property – Dollar General – 7:35 p.m. Tresspassing – Purdy Mansion – 8:32 p.m. Escort – Bethel Dollar General – 9:18 p.m. Public Service – 10:21 p.m. Suspicious Activity – Leapwood Enville Rd. – 11:02 p.m. Alarm, Residence – Hwy 45S. – 11:22 p.m.
Saturday, October 20 Traffic Stop – 64E. – 8:33 a.m. Public Service – Industrial Park Dr. – 10:27 a.m. Serving Warrant – Industrial Park Dr. – 11:45 a.m. Animal Control – Hwy 45S. – 11:29 a.m. Public Service – Unknown – 12:10 a.m. Traffic Stop – Hwy 45S. – 12:07 a.m. Speak with an Officer – Industrial Park Dr. –2:18 p.m. Animal Control – Chewalla Area – 2:49 p.m. Traffic Stop – Feddie Davis Rd. – 3:15 p.m. Suspicious Vehicle – Michie School – 3:42 p.m. Alarm, Residence – Hwy 64W. – 6:02 p.m. Public Service – Vernie Kirk Rd. – 6:27 p.m. Animal Control – Bob Plunk Rd. – 6:32 p.m. Traffic Stop – Mulberry – 9:56 p.m. Traffic Stop – Hwy 45S. – 10:11 p.m. Reckless Driver – Hwy 45S. – 10:20 p.m. Serving Warrant – Leapwood Enville Rd. – 10:35 p.m. Transport Start – ER – 11:33 p.m. Sunday, October 21 Theft of Property – Hwy 22S. – 12:50 a.m. Suspicious Vehicle – Hwy 57W. – 5:42 a.m. Speak with an Officer – Industrial Park Dr. – 11:44 a.m. Public service – Hines Gin – 12:41 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Industrial Park Dr. – 1:11 p.m. Traffic Stop – Hwy 64W. –
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year. 16 hours community service. Donald D. Qualls – 64 Mount Plesant Ln., Selmer, TN 38375 – Possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia – Fined $150 + costs. 48 hours jail time. Jail at capacity. No contact with Mr. King or property. Supervised probation for 1 year. 16 hours community service. Donald D. Qualls – 64 Mount Plesant Ln., Selmer, TN 38375 – Criminal trespassing – 48 hours jail time. Jail at capacity. No contact with Mr. King or property. Supervised probation for 1 year. 16 hours community service. Daryl R. Butler – 54 Henry Street, Bethel Springs, TN 38315 – Public intoxication – Dismiss states motion to not prosecute. Defendant was at home and not in public places. Jail is at capacity. Chester Cox – 320 Henson Rd., Bethel Springs, TN 38315 – DUI: First offense – 48 Hours jail time. Jail at Capacity. Supervised probation for 11 months, 29 days, drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling and rehabilitation. Debra R. Rich – 155 Joe Ann Loop, Savannah, TN 38372 – Theft of Merchandise-Shoplifting, Simple possession/casual exchange, contributing to delinquency – Fined $250 + costs, 48 hours jail time. Jail at capacity. Supervised probation. 80 hours community service. David E. Glidewell – 1441 Hwy 72 West, Corinth, MS 38834 – Reckless driving, Implied consent – Fined $250 + costs. 24 hours jail time. Jail at capacity. Supervised probation. Williams C. Childress – 40 Old Reed School House Rd., Ramer, TN 38367 – Domestic assault – Dismiss on condition. Defendant attend anger management victim wished to dis1:13 p.m. Motor Vehicle Theft – Bus Garage – 1:19 p.m. Traffic Stop – Hwy 64W. – 1:54 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Linsey Ln. – 1:54 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Industrial Park Dr. – 1:59 p.m. Traffic Stop – Hwy 64W. – 2:28 p.m. Traffic Stop – Hwy 64W. – 3:01 p.m. Tresspassing – S. Farmville Rd – 3:04 p.m. Identity Theft – Industrial – 3:56 p.m. Traffic Stop – Otis Payne Rd. – 4:36 p.m. Theft of Property – Sweet Lips Rd. – 4:55 p.m. Suicidal Subject – Twinview Circle – 5:06 p.m. Public Service – Unknown – 5:10 p.m. Public Service – Unknown – 6:25 p.m. Transport Start – Industrial Park Dr. – 6:36 p.m. Motor Vehicel Accident with Injury – Springwood Dr. –
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miss. Victim strongly requested case not be prosecuted. Zachary J. Weatherford – 3738 Hwy 22 South, Michie, TN 38357 – Failure to appear, misdemeanor – Dismiss upon plea to other charges. Jail at capacity. Joseph H. Hinson III – 157 Macon St., Savannah, TN 38372 – Probation violation – Probation reinstated and extended for 6 months. Christopher Reigner – 6682 Leapwood Enville Rd., Adamsville, TN 38310 – Public intoxication – Fined $25 + costs. 48 hours. Supervised probation of 90 days to begin 10/25/2012. Alcohol/Drug Evaluation. Christopher J. Calvi – 1440 Capooth Rd., Ramer, TN 38367 – Possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, Disorderly conduct, Public intoxication – Fined $150 + costs. 48 hours. Supervised probation for 1 year. Alcohol/Drug evaluation. 16 hours community service. Zachary J. Weatherford – 3738 Hwy 22 South, Michie, TN 38357 – Possession and distribution intoxication liquid by persons under 21 years old, Public Intoxication – Fined $25. 48 hours. Supervised probation of 90 days to start on 10/25/2012. Alcohol/Drug Evaluation Richard L. Learn – 5155 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Springs, TN 38315 – Contraband in penial facility, Vandalism ( up to $500) – Fined + costs. 76 Days restitution is not applicable. Supervised probation of 90 days to start 10/25/2012 Christopher E. Reynolds – 490 Russom Rd., Finger, TN 38334 – Domestic Assault – Dismissed upon payment of costs with condition of anger management to be completed an good behavior for six months.
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Independent 1 - REAL ESTATE
2 - AUTOMOBILES
3 - EMPLOYMENT
101 - FOR SALE 102 - FOR RENT 103 - COMMERCIAL
201 - AUTOS 202 - MOTORCYCLES 203 - EQUIPMENT 204 - RECREATIONAL
301 - JOB OPPORTUNITIES 302 - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
5 - SERVICES
4 - MISCELLANEOUS
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401 - FOR SALE 402 - WANTED 403 - LOST/FOUND 404 - PETS/LIVESTOCK 405 - YARD/ESTATE SALES
CLASSIFIEDS: FIRST 20 WORDS - $5, EACH ADDITIONAL WORD - 20¢ • GARAGE SALES: 1X2 BLOCK AD - $9, 2X2 BLOCK AD - $18 • MAIL WITH PAYMENT TO: INDEPENDENT APPEAL, P.O. BOX 220, SEMER, TN 38375 or CALL (731) 645-5346
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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)
Fast Pace Medical Center is currently seeking a front desk receptionist. Interested candidates must be highly motivated, experience a high level of professionalism, and must possess a pleasant personality. Applicant must be a team player, detail-oriented, and computer literate. Must be able to take direction and multi-task, possess excellent phone and communication skills, and enjoy working in health care. Previous experience with electronic medical records required. We offer competitive salary and benefits for the qualified candidate. If you are interested in this position please send resume including salary requirements to: angie.purcell@ fastpacemedical.com or fax to: (931) 762-3121. (TF)
2BD, 1BA House in Ramer for sale. Asking $29,000. Call 6104929 or 439-6240. (23,24)
102 - for rent KENNETH SWEAT Rental: Committed to providing safe & affordable family friendly homes 1,2, & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses, trailers, & houses. NO pets!! NO Crack/ Party Houses!! Ref & deposit required. (731) 610-0807, (731) 645-3130. (TF) ALEXANDER APTS. in Adamsville: 2 bedrooms & Townhouses. Washer/Dryer hook-ups included. Call Earl @ (731) 9260507 or Joanne @ (731) 7274823. (TF) ECONOMY INN Motel: Low weekly rates. Free wireless internet, microwave & refrigerator. (731) 645-6155. (TF) Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731610-2877 or 731-645-5288. (TF) 2BD, 1BA duplex for rent on edge of town, Selmer. Appliances, washer/dryer, CHA, new carpet, energy efficient windows. Water and garbage fees paid. No pets, available now. $450/ month + $300 deposit. Call (731)423-9705 or (731)6102211. (22,23,24) For sale or rent: 3BD, 2BA. Guys area. Nice home. $500/ month + $300 deposit. Call (731)239-8850. (23,24) 2 & 3 Bd. Houses and mobile homes in Selmer area. No inside pets. Call 610-8657. (24,25)
103 - commercial Office space available for rent, approx. 1,200 sq. ft. Newly remodeled. Next to Morgan's Jewelry in Selmer, TN. Call 6459699. (TF)
miscellaneous 401 - for sale Dell laptop $200 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-925-6183. (TF) Lane sofa ( like new). Electric fireplace - Cherry. Wing back chair - Queen Anne. Phone (731)926-0438. (23,24) For Sale: Huge entertainment center. Over 6 ft tall, $450. Call 439-7200. (23,24) 18ft. all metal trailer, Bulldog trailer hitch. Good condition. 8 wheel disc, pull - behind ATV. Good condition. Call (731)501 - 9711. (22,24) Full size bed & dresser, solid oak, very good condition, $200 OBO. (731) 645-6145. (24) Self Repell Push Mower. Electric Hauler for Power Chair, Steel Security door 32 in., Shower door's, two lazy boy recliner. Call (731) 6458909. (24) FURNITURE: Amish log rockers and swivel gliders w/table; log beds - start at $395; log 5 Pc. Br Groups; Mattresses start at $89; Three bunk beds w/ storage $495. Log swings, rockers, chairs. Call (731) 6101811.(24,25,26,27)
402 - wanted We buy junk cars and heavy scrap. (731) 610-8666. (TF)
88 Quail Run Rd.
Buying junked, wrecked, and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731-610-8827. (TF) Church Instrumentalist: Adamsville First United Methodist Church needs a part time pianist who reads music to accompany the choir. Needed mainly Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. Contact Rev. Toni Watson at 632-3870. (23,24) Wanted: Looking for a roommate: Drug free, 2BD 1BA Duplex. Responsible for $300/ month rent + 1/2 utilities. Call (901) 870-5742. (23,24)
404 - pets/livestock
3 Bd / 2 Bath house for sale in Selmer. Completely remodeled inside including new paint, flooring, cabinets and countertops. Also has a brand new deck in front. Located on a large corner lot in a GREAT family neighborhood. Must see to appreciate. $64,500. Call 439-1722 for more details.
Stop scratching and gnawing. Promote healing and hair growth. Stamp out ITCHAMCALLITS! Shampoo with Happy Jack Itch No More, apply Skin Balm, add Tonekote to diet. Mid-South Farmer Co- Op (645-3238) (www. happyjackinc.com) (21,22,23,24)
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501 - professional services Wilson Service Company: We move and install mobile homes! Licensed, bonded/insured. Also, house leveling, rotten joist/sill replacement, support piers installed, floors and metal roofs. Call (731) 609-8794 or (731) 610-4813. (TF) AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF) DOUG BUTLER: House leveling, rotting sills, replace floors, cracking brick - 30 years experience. (731) 2398945, cell (662) 284-6146. Free estimates. (TF) CNA with 19 years experience in home health looking to sit with elderly. Monday through Friday DAYS ONLY. Phone (731)645 - 8317. If no answer leave message. (23,24,25) Need bush hogging? Large or small. Call Leon Kilburn (731) 926-0021. (24,25,26,27)
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3257558: 865 Poplar, Selmer, TN - RES/COM There are so many options with this one. Perfect starter home or investment property. This 2br/1ba home comes with bonus room and storage shed on a large flat lot. Hugh potential with this one! Priced to sell! Call and schedule your showing today!
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#3205035: 134 Miller Ln, Bethel - Great place for horses, cattle, large family. This 5 bedroom, 4 bath home has over 4,000 sq ft of living space, oversized double garage, full basement, 40 x 60 work shop w/office, 2 bedroom, 1 bath rent house. All this located on 49 acres, most of it fenced.
#3252015: 2167 Vernie Kirk, Pocahontas, TN - If you need a geta-away place to relax with quietness and nature, take a look at this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home surrounded by large trees & animals. The home has a large living/kitchen/dining combo, wood floors under carpet in most of house.
#3244433: 800 Northwood, Selmer, TN - Custom executive home on 2 acres in quiet neighborhood near hospital and schools. Enter into large foyer w/living room & kitchen on each side both w/bay windows. Cherry floors & cabinets, granite countertops,3 fireplaces, icemaker, wet bar,basement.
215A Court Ave. Selmer, TN
Carla Hall Broker/Owner
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#3190241: Stantonville - Great house for a small family. It has an open living area with large living room. The vinyl siding home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath.
1950 F-100 Ford truck. 6 cylinder, flathead. Parked since 1976. Near Chewalla, TN. Call (901) 603-8291 or (901)362-5882. (24,25)
NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Delta Contracting Company, LLC PROJECT NO.: 55003-3221-14 CONTRACT NO.: CNH716 COUNTY: McNairy The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make nal settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to le claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must le same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700 James K. Polk Bldg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 12/14/12.
House for Sale by Owner
#3252501: 7457 64 East Hwy, Selmer, TN - Private area surrounded by woods with 4.37 acre lot. The vinyl siding home has an open living area with living/dining/kitchen combined. Baths & kitchen have tile, bedrooms carpeted. Porch across entire length of house.
2412 -Little Hatchie Rd., Hornsby - $85,000 * Nice Ranch * 3 Bedroom * 2 Bath * Deck * Mud room * Split bedroom plan * 2 ac. * More acreage available
3712 - Pharr Ave., Selmer - $30,000 * Great Investment Property * Shop * 1 Bedroom * Dining Room * 1 bath * Office * Bonus room
3312 - Robertson Store Rd., Bethel Springs- $75,000
# 3222946: 199 Moose Lodge, Selmer - Vinyl siding home w/big back yard, 11`x32` deck, storm shelter, double garage, paved drive. Enter into foyer & into vaulted living room. eat-in kitchen w/French doors leading to deck. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1.2 acres with privacy in back.
3912 - Payne Rd., Finger - $82,500 * Ranch * Garage * 3 Bedrooms * 2 Baths * Fenced Yard * 1 acres +/-
# 3230903: 95 King, Selmer - Great neighborhood, country living, very private back yard, above ground pool, storage building. House has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, (1 bedroom in basement) with walk-out to patio & pool. Deck on upper level.
* Ranch * Shop * Carport * 3 Bedroom * 2 Baths * Level Yard * 1 ac +/* Double Garage * Full front porch
# 3246745: 4974 Hines Gin Rd., Selmer - Park-like setting. House nestled in wooded area, circle drive, covered picnic area, 2 large storage bldg/shop, covered patio, 10 wooded acres, pond, oversized garage. Inside is large open living area, 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths, wood, gas & electric heat.
#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.
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October is SIDS Awareness Month October is SIDS Awareness Month in the United States. SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, occurs when an infant dies without explanation. In 2010, eight infants in Tennessee died of SIDS. While cases of SIDS in Tennessee have declined over the past decade, other sleep-related deaths are on the rise. SIDS is just one type of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death. Other causes can include sleep-related deaths such as suffocation or strangulation, infection or child abuse/neglect. Tennessee Department of Health data show there were 131 sleeprelated deaths due to suffocation and strangulation in Tennessee in 2010, accounting for 20 percent of all infant deaths that year. “These sleep-related deaths are entirely preventable and contribute significantly to our state’s infant mortality rate, which is higher than the national average,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “Tennessee’s infant mortality rate in 2011 decreased to 7.4 deaths for every 1,000 live births. While we celebrate our continued progress in reducing infant mortality, we mourn the lives of the 587 infants who did not live to see their first birthday. We can, and we must, do better.”
To help address all sleeprelated infant deaths, TDH recently launched a Safe Sleep campaign focusing on the “ABCs of Safe Sleep.” This campaign urges all caregivers to focus on easy steps to help keep infants safe. “Infants should sleep Alone, on their Backs and in a Crib,” said Michael Warren, MD, TDH director of Family Health and Wellness. “Our Tennessee data show us that in 82 percent of these sleep-related deaths, the infant was found not sleeping in a crib or bassinette. In nearly 60 percent of cases, the infant was sleeping with another person. Taking a few moments to remember the ‘ABCs of Safe Sleep’ can help save a life.” Parents and other caregivers can remember these key steps to reduce the likelihood of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths:
• Always place babies on their backs to sleep, every time. • Sharing a room with your baby is okay, but sharing a bed is dangerous. Babies should sleep alone in their own crib or bassinette. • Use a firm mattress with a tight-fitting sheet in the baby’s crib. Keep stuffed animals, blankets, pillows, bumper pads and toys out of the crib. • Do not smoke during pregnancy or after your baby is born. • Be sure that all those who are caring for the baby know about safe sleep practices.
INSIDE YARD SALE
At McDougle’s, 3690 Hines Gin Rd. Saturday, November 3 • Open at 9 a.m. A little bit of everything. Knick-Knacks, king mattress set, desk, 5 drawer chest, dishes, microwave $25, paperback books 5 for $1.00, new set cookware, white farm table and chairs. Bunkie mattress new $45. Oak filing cabinet, rolltop Oak desk. Used tables and chairs, dining table and China cabinet, several pub tables and stools. Small curio, coffee and end tables, glider rockers, professional Kitchen Aid mixer, recliner, Cherry Entertainment Center, cedar chest. Much, much more. Need something -- check here! 645-3069, 697-8153.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. 262 Purdy Road - Selmer
Kitchen, Home Décor, linens, tools, office, many collector’s items and antiques. JVC video recorder $50, Sega Dreamcast with 14 games $135, 10” AC/DC TV set w/built-in VCR - great for Dreamcast, Fax machine $45, Digital Camera with floppy disk $25, Commercial carpet cleaner $500, Contractor quality airless paint sprayer $300, Queen mattress set $50, Vacuum cleaner, Golf clubs (set) with bag, Catalog cases, Tool bags, pictures, etc. Too much to list. Brand name, high quality everything.
HUGE INSIDE RUMMAGE SALE THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY November 1, 2, 3 Downtown Finger (inside the Cafe Bldg.) 2356 Finger-Leapwood Rd., Main St.
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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a Deed of Trust executed on April 25, 2005, by Minerva Fowler to Priority Trustee Services of Tennessee, L.L.C., Trustee, for the benefit of H&R Block Mortgage Corporation and appearing of record in Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Book 375, Page 644; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2005-OPT4, Asset Backed Pass- Through Certificates, Series 2005-OPT4 and WHEREAS, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2005OPT4, Asset Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005-OPT4, as the holder of the Note for which debt is owed,
(“Note Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Note Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, November 15, 2012, commencing at 12:00 pm at the East Door of the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Land referred to in this
commitment is described as all that certain property situated in Michie in the County of McNairy, and state of TN and being described in a deed dated 08/07/1973 and recorded 08/23/1973 in Book 77 page 76 among the lane records of the county and state set forth above, and referenced as follows: LOT: Block: Beginning at a stake in the west row line of hwy #22, the sec of Holland, runs thence south 89 degrees 50’ west, with the south line of Holland, 200 feet to a stake in the east line of Prater, the SWC of Holland; thence south 2 degrees 26’ west, with Prater, 150 feet to a stake, a corner in common with Prater; thence north 89 degrees 50’ east, with Prater 200 feet to a stake in the west row line of HWY #22; thence north 2 degrees 26’ east, with the west row line of HWY #22, 150 feet to the point of beginning. This is a portion of the land described in deed of record in the office of the Register for McNairy County, Tennessee, in deed book No. 70, page 411. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 7073 Highway 22 S, Michie, TN 38357 CURRENT OWNER(S): Minerva Fowler The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well
as any priority created by a fixture filing; and any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Substitute Trustee will only convey any interest he/she may have in the property at the time of sale. Property is sold “as is, where is.” SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: Small Loans, Inc. For every lien or claim of lien of the state identified above, please be advised notice required by § 671-1433 (b)(1) was timely given and that any sale of the property herein referenced will be subject to the right of the state to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-1-1433(c) (1). 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 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. NATIONWIDE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. 400 Northridge Road Suite 700- MC7 Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350 404-417-4040 File No.: 1536712 Web Site: www.JFLegal.com Insertion Dates: 10/17/2012, 10/24/2012, 10/31/2012 11794 22, 23, 24
Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 4030 Hwy 45 South (about 3.5 miles down)
Winter clothing for all and miscellaneous. Come see!
PATIO SALE 3597 Hwy 45 South
(3rd house on right from Pappy John BBQ)
at the home of Louise Locke Saturday, Nov. 3rd 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
November 2 & 3 88 Godfrey Circle Selmer off High School Rd. 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. 5 Family Sale
Clothes, S to 1X, TV’s, towels, curtains, bedspread, phones, furniture, lots of misc.
Black Tan Coon Hound Male dog. If seen, call 731-934-7359. NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Standard Construction Co., Inc. PROJECT NO.: 55002-8231-14, 55002-3231-94 CONTRACT NO.: CNL043 COUNTY: McNairy The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make nal settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to le claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must le same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700 James K. Polk Bldg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 12/07/12.
All proceeds go to A Southern Tradition, helping the developmentally disabled. For more information call 394-9307 or 439-3000
45 Storage, Selmer, TN The following names are delinquent on storage payments: • David Bell • Stacey Bush • Mike Carmac • Don Brown Payment MUST be made in FULL by Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 or storage contents will be sold at 12:00 noon on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. The owner reserves the right to cancel, delay, or reschedule this sale without further notice.
YARD SALE at
5550 New Hope Rd. Michie, TN
6:30 a.m. until ?
Saturday Nov. 3rd
DRIVERS WANTED Solo and Team • AGGRESSIVE NEW INCENTIVE PAY PACKAGE AVAILABLE
in the McDonald’s parking lot Tuesday, Oct. 23. He is very friendly & playful. Please call 645-0481 if this is your dog.
X-Ray Tech (PRN)
Fast Pace Medical Center is currently seeking an X-Ray Tech PRN. Interested candidates must be highly motivated, experience a high degree of professionalism, and must possess a pleasant personality. The applicant must be committed to providing exceptional patient care in an urgent care setting. Outstanding clinical and customer service skills required. Applicant must be willing and able to assist with all aspects of patient care as well as clerical duties as needed. Applicant must be licensed RAD Tech, have previous experience in the field, and have the ability to work in a very fast paced environment. Previous experience with electronic medical records required. We offer competitive salary for the qualified candidate. If you are interested in this position please send resume including salary requirements to: email@example.com or fax to: 931-762-3121.
Currently seeking an experienced Assistant director of Nursing for Adamsville Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing home facility located in Adamsville, TN. Must be licensed as an RN in the state of TN. Organized and detailed in work performance. Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience. Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and disabled people in a nursing facility. WE OFFER: 401k, Competitive wages: Paid time off, Money manager card, Disability insurance. Aflac supplemental insurance, Direct deposit. Apply in person at or Online: Adamsville Healthcare LLC. 409 Park Avenue Adamsville, TN 38310
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Seeking candidates for the following position:
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We are currently seeking the following positions:
$250.00 Sign on Bonus for Fulltime CNA’s to receive after 90 days.
Call Cathy Sisson / Dave Bartlet at
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(AKA) Tri-County Healthcare Center 409 Park Avenue Adamsville, TN 38310 or Apply Online at: https://grace.vikus.net/app E.O.E/M/F/D/V
Assistant Director of Nursing
Apply online at: www.gracehc.com or http://grace.vikus.net/app EOE
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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 15, 2007, executed by LATOSHIA PHINNESSEE AND HUSBAND, RICKY PHINNESSEE, conveying certain real property therein described to PRLAP, INC. as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, on August 16, 2007, as Instrument No. 58919, in Book 388, at Page 2438; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose (“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, Tennessee NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on November 7, 2012, 2:00 PM at the Mcnairy County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Mcnairy County, Tennessee, to wit: TRACT #1: BEGINNING AT A STAKE LOCATED IN THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF HIGHWAY #57, THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF CECIL D. SMITH TRACT RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 70, PAGE 105, REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, SAME BEING IN THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF W. A. JONES; RUNS THENCE IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION WITH SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 507 FEET TO A STAKE AT A FENCE CORNER, THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS CONVEYANCE; RUNS THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION, WITH FENCE, 100 FEET TO A STAKE AT FENCE CORNER; RUNS THENCE IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION, WITH FENCE, 100 FEET TO A STAKE AT FENCE CORNER; RUNS THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION, WITH, FENCE, 160 FEET TO A STAKE AT FENCE CORNER, SAME BEING IN THE SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID HIGHWAY #57; RUNS THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION, WITH SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY, 130 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TRACT #2: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN SITUATED IN THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF TENNESSEE HIGHWAY #57, THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE KENNEDY .329 ACRE TRACT OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 129, PAGE 758 AND AN INTERIOR CORNER OF HEREIN DESCRIBED TRACT; THENCE SOUTH 60 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 29 SECONDS EAST WITH SAID RIGHTOF-WAY 40 FEET TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE NORTH 07 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST 210 FEET TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST 200 FEET TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE SOUTH 20 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST 150 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SITUATED IN THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF TENNESSEE HIGHWAY #57; THENCE SOUTH 60
DEGREES 05 MINUTES 29 SECONDS EAST 60 FEET TO AN IRON PIN, THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE KENNEDY TRACT; THENCE NORTH 20 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST 100 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 07 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST 160 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND CONTAINING BY ESTIMATION, .50 ACRE MORE OR LESS. PARCEL# 127-31.04 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 7175 HIGHWAY 57 WEST, RAMER, TN 38367. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): LATOSHIA PHINNESSEE AKA LATOSHIA ANN PHINNESSEE and RICKY PHINNESSEE OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 1. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. 2. UNITED GUARANTY RESIDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA 3) MCNAIRY COUNTY The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 6815002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 12-0057065 FEI # 1006.169696 10/17/2012, 10/24/2012, 10/31/2012 11776 22, 23, 24
of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, Tennessee NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on November 14, 2012, 2:00 PM at the Mcnairy County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Mcnairy County, Tennessee, to wit: A certain tract or parcel of land in McNairy County, in the State of Tennessee, described as follows: Lying and being in the City of Adamsville, Second Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, Beginning at a fence corner in the eastern right of way of TN State Route 22, the SWC of Daniel, and the NWC of the parent tract, thence South 88 degrees 32 minutes 08 seconds East for a distance of 189.84 feet with a fence and the Southern boundary of Daniel to a fence corner, thence North 00 degrees 06 minutes 46 seconds West for a distance of 199.65 feet with the eastern boundary of Daniel to an iron pin in the southern boundary of Pine Hill Cemetery, thence South 87 degrees 24 minutes 00 seconds East for a distance of 210.03 feet with a new line to an iron pin, thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes and 04 seconds East for an distance of 216.90 feet with a new line to an iron pin, thence North 88 degrees 19 minutes 10 seconds West for a distance of 398.04 feet with a new line to an iron pin in the eastern right of way of SR 22, thence North 03 degrees 48 minutes 58 seconds West for a distance of 20.00 feet with the eastern right of way of SR 22 to the point of beginning. Said property contains 1.140 acres more or less. Subject to covenants, easements, and restrictions of record. The acreage indicated in this legal description is solely for the purpose of identifying said tract and is not to be construed as to insuring the quantity of land. PARCEL# 054004.02 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 850 NORTH MAPLE STREET, ADAMSVILLE, TN 38310. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): DAVID A. ORMAN and ANGELA O. ORMAN AKA ANGELA D. ORMAN AKA ANGELA PICKENS (FINLEY) AKA ANGELA PICKENS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 1). DELL FINANCIAL SERVICES L.P. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon
announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 6815002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#: 12-0056934 FEI # 1006.170179 10/24/2012, 10/31/2012, 11/07/2012 11848 23, 24, 25
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 March 26, 2008, executed by DAVID A. ORMAN AND ANGELA O. ORMAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, conveying certain real property therein described to ARCHER LAND TITLE, LLC as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, on April 25, 2008, as Instrument No. 62969, in Book 392, at Page 471; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose (“Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed September 27, 2005 by Terri Bolin, unmarried to Robert M. Wilson, Jr., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Mcnairy County, Tennessee, in Deed of Trust 378, Page 411, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Bank of America, N.A., Successor By Merger To BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 commencing at 01:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Selmer, Mcnairy County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to‑wit: Situated in County of McNairy, State of Tennessee. BEGINNING at a pipe on the north margin of Higginbottom Lane (16 feet at right angles from centerline) at the southwest corner of Jason Hively as recorded in Deed Book 140, page 197 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee; thence with the north margin of Higginbottom Lane North 65 degrees 45 minutes 36 seconds West a distance of 49.01 feet to a point; thence North 88 degrees 15 minutes 43 seconds West a distance of 63.17 feet to a pipe (26.5 feet at right angles from centerline) at a southeast corner of James Cox; thence North 9 degrees 51 minutes 24 seconds East a distance of 135.89 feet to a pipe; thence South 79 degrees 55 minutes 10 seconds East a distance of 110.15 feet to a pipe at the northwest corner of Hively; thence with Hively’s west line South 9 degrees 54 minutes 42 seconds West a distance of 138.71 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 0.33 acre, as surveyed by David Hall Land Surveying Company, R.L.S. #943, on March 25, 1996. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax
503 - public notices 063.13 Property Address: 567 Higginbottom Road, Selmer, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower 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. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l‑526‑8296 File # 1701-096430-FC Published: October 24 October 31, November 7 Bank of America Terri Bolin 11846 23, 24, 25 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated April 16, 2004, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded April 19, 2004, at Book 368, Page 1410 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Joel E. Burns and Melody G. Burns, conveying certain property therein described to Deusner and Kennedy as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc as nominee for Commercial Federal Bank, A Federal Savings Bank; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on November 19, 2012 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the South right of way line of State Highway Number 57, which beginning point is where said right of way line of said Highway intersects the West boundary line of the Mae Chambers Land, said beginning point also being the beginning point in deed of record in the Office of the Register for McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed Book Number 51, Page 368, runs thence South, with West line of said Chambers Land, 459 feet to a stake; thence in a Westerly direction and parallel with said Highway 216 feet to a stake; thence North and parallel with the West line of said Chambers Land 459 feet to a stake in the South right of way lien of said Highway; thence in an Easternly direction, with the South right of way line of said Highway, 216 feet to the point of beginning, containing 2 and a half acres, more or less. ALSO KNOWN AS: 8411 Highway 57 East, Michie, Tennessee 38357-5021 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any re-
503 - public notices strictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Joel E. Burns; Melody G. Burns; Shelter Financial Bank The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1286‑228084 DATED October 15, 2012 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee October 24, 2012 October 31, 2012 November 7, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ msherrod_121015_1353 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 11858 23, 24, 25 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PROBATE NO. P-1124 Estate of Annie Ruth Smith, late of McNairy County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 18th day of October, 2012, Letters Testamentary, in respect of trhe Estate of Annie Ruth Smith, deceased, who died September 20, 2012, were issued to the undersiged by the Chancery Court Clerk of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident or non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, againstg the Estate are required by law to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the frist publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before date, that is four (4) months from the datex of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditors received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date, that is four (4) months from the date of the publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 18th day of October, 2012. Anderson Harold Wallis, Executor Stephen Craig Kennedy, Attorney Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master 11862 23, 24 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Probate No. P-1123 Estate of Mary L. Howard, late of McNairy County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 16th day of October, 2012, Letters
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Testamentary, in respect of the Estate of Mary L. Howard, deceased, who died September 8, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the Estate are required by law to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before date, that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date, that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months fro the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 16th day of October, 2012.
Respondent. ORDER OF PUBLICATION Pursuant to T. C. A. 21-1204, appearing from allegations of the Complaint in this cause, being duly sworn to or from affidavit, that the Defendant cannot be served with the ordinary process of law for the following reason: The Defendant is a nonresident of Tennessee. After diligent inquiry, the whereabouts of the Defendant cannot be ascertained. Other IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, that said Defendant enter an appearance 30 days after the last publication and file an answer to the complaint, or judgment by default may be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. A copy of this Order is to be published for four consecutive weeks in the Independent Appeal newspaper. The last known address for the Defendant is 43 Boyd Lane in Jackson, Tennessee 38305. This, the 16 day of October, 2012. Judge Van McMahan George D. Norton, Jr.
Northeast corner of this tract, the same being the Southeast corner of the Gray property and a point in the West boundary of the aforementioned Baker property; runs thence South 19 degrees 43 minutes 30 seconds East with the West boundary of the Baker property, 220.36 feet to a No. 5 rebar set at an exterior corner in the East boundary of this tract lying Southeast of a well house, the same being an interior corner in the West boundary of the Baker property; runs thence South 16 degrees 12 minutes 50 seconds West with a Northwest boundary of the Baker property, 180.72 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.00 acre, more or less, by survey of Henry E. Williams, Jr., P.E., R.L.S., Tennessee Licensed Land Surveyor No. 505 in September of 1997. All bearings contained in this description are referenced to local magnetic and were observed in September of 1997.
duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on November 21, 2012, 2:00 PM at the Mcnairy County courthouse door where the foreclosure sales are customarily held At the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Mcnairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Certain real property located in the 3rd Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, and which is bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at an iron pin the north right-of-way line of Old Stage Road found marking the southwest corner of David Hamm property described In Deed Book 126, page 526, ROMC, and the southeast corner of the subject; thence running with the said right-of-way line, north 74 degrees 31 minutes 32 seconds west, 82 feet to the point of intersection of the north right-of-way line of Old Stage Road with the east right-ofway line of Church Road; thence running with the east right-of-way line of Church Road; north 22 degrees 11 minutes west, 140 feet to a rock found marking the southwest comer of Billy Joe Kerby property described in Deed Book 125, page 647, ROMC; thence leaving Church Road and running with the south line of Kerby, north 83 degrees 04 minutes 26 seconds east, 171.27 feet to an iron pin set in the west line of said David Hamm property; thence running with the west line of Ham, south 12 degrees 29 minutes 23 seconds west, 176.34 feet to the point of beginning containing 0.431 acres. (Description according to the survey of David Cagle, R.L.S. Tn #497, dated March 30, 1995.) PARCEL NO.: 056H-A-009.01 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1967 OLD STAGE RD, ADAMSVILLE, TN 383104777. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): JORDAN T CHISM AKA JORDAN CHISM AKA JORDAN TREMAIN CHISM OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: 1. TRACIE CHISM 2. LVNV FUNDING, LLC ASSIGNEE OF HOUSEHOLD BANK (SB), N.A. The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082
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REAVES BY DEED FROM BILLY GRISWELL, DATED AUGUST 5, 2005, OF RECORD IN BOOK 195, PAGE 81 7, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR MCNAIRY COUNTY, TN. FURTHER BEING CONVEYED TO CHRISTOPHER HOPKINS AND ANITA HOPKINS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, BY DEED DATED 08/31/2006 OF RECORD IN BOOK 201, PAGE 337 REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY. 1528 CAPOOTH RD, RAMER, TN 38367 Parcel ID: 140022.11 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1528 Capooth Road, Ramer, TN 38367. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): Anita Hopkins, Christopher Hopkins 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/propertylistings.php Tel: (877) 8130992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #39902: 2012-10-31 2012-11-07, 2012-11-14 11940 24, 25, 26
Ruth Kinkead, Executrix Stephen Craig Kennedy, Attorney Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master 11861 23, 24 NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by TCA §30-2-306 Estate of Blonnie Whitlow, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on October 2 of 2012 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Blonnie Whitlow, who died 9/27/2012, were issued to the undersigned by the McNairy County Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Joe Hailey, Executor, Administrator, Personal Representative Joe Hailey, Attorney Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master 11860 23, 24 IN THE GENERAL SESSIONS COURT OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE GARY L. WILBANKS, Petitioner, VS. Docket No.: S 974 TAMICA E. WILBANKS,
11859 23, 24, 25, 26 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed September 12, 1997 by John C. Trotter and wife, Pamela J. Trotter to Scott Harris, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Book 250, Page 691, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, BancorpSouth, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 commencing at 01:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to‑wit: Situated in County of McNairy, State of Tennessee. Beginning on a No. 5 rebar set in the East rightof-way of State Highway No. 224 at the Southernmost corner of this tract and being located North 28 degrees 51 minutes 32 seconds West, 362.70 feet from a P/K nail set at the centerline intersection of State Highway No. 224 and State Highway No. 22, the property of Michael Shawn Gray described in Deed Book No. 134, Page No. 532 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, the same being a common corner with the David Baker and wife, Barbara Baker property described in Deed Book No. 156, Page No. 241; runs thence with the East right-of-way of State Highway No. 224 as follows: North 33 degrees 00 minutes 34 seconds West, 284.26 feet to a right-ofway monument; North 31 degrees 10 minutes 16 seconds West, 56.23 feet to a No. 5 rebar set in the right-of-way at the Northwest corner of this tract, the same being the Southwest corner of the Freddie Gray and wife, Janice Gray property described in Deed Book No. 65, Page No. 265; runs thence North 59 degrees 26 minutes 46 seconds East with the South boundary of the Gray property, 185.86 feet to a No. 5 rebar set on the East side of a meandering ditch at the
Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 137-011.01 Property Address: 7522 Michie-Pebble Hill Road, Michie, Tn. Other Interested Parties: Finance Venture Associates, LLC All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower 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 ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l‑526‑8296 File # 2162-096999-FC Published: October 31 November 7 November 14 BancorpSouth/ John Trotter 11943 24, 25, 26 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 October 12, 2006, executed by JORDAN T CHISM, A MARRIED MAN AND TRACIE CHISM, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M WILSON as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, on October 23, 2006, as Instrument No. 54000, in Book 384, at Page 1209; 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 200623, who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose “Notice”) was given in compliance with Tennessee law by the mailing a copy of the Notice to the parties at least sixty (60) days prior to the first publication of the Substitute Trustee’s Sale. WHEREAS, the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., having been appointed by as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power,
11944 24, 25, 26 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 31, 2006, executed by Anita Hopkins, Christopher Hopkins, 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 September 12, 2006, in Deed Book 383, Page 2213-2228; 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 CWABS,INC., A S S E T- B A C K E D C E R T I F I C AT E S , S E R I E S 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 November 29, 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 cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN SET IN THE NORTH MARGIN OF CAPOOTH ROAD, WHICH POINT IS THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 11 OF GRISWELL DIVISION AND THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED LOT; THENCE, FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND WITH THE NORTH MARGIN OF CAPOOTH ROAD, NORTH 77 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST 242.83 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 9; THENCE, WITH THE EAST LINE OF LOT 9, NORTH 19 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST, 439.09 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED LOT; THENCE, SOUTH 66 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 130.40 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 11; THENCE, WITH THE WEST LINE OF LOT 11, SOUTH 03 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 02 SECONDS WEST 413.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEINNING, CONTAINING 1.8 ACRES LOT 10 BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RICHARD WILLIAMS AND WIFE; JEANETTE WILLIAMS, BY DEED FROM JOE REAVES, DATED NOVEMBER 22,2005, OF RECORD IN BOOK 197, PAGE 665, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR MCNAIRY COUNTY, TN. (THIS DEED WAS PREPARED BY INFORMATION FURNISHED TO PREPARER WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF A TITLE EXAM, TITLE SEARCH OR ABSTRACT.) BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JOE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS As Required by TCA § 30-2-306 In the Matter of the Estate of: John McAfee, Deceased Stephen Plunk, Administrator Notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of October, 2012, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of John McAfee, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the McNairy County Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All person, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his Estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court, within four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons, indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Stephen Plunk, Executor, Administrator Auston Wortman, Attorney Kim Harrison, Clerk 11941 24, 25
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