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69 pigeons race from Selmer to Meridian, Miss. By Amanda Lowrance Feature Writer

Sixty-nine pigeons were released last Thursday morning at 7:45 a.m. from Wal-Mart parking lot to compete in a 200 mile homing pigeon race. Leo Howard settled the pigeons in the back of his truck, faced them south, and released them at a quarter till headed for Meridian, Miss. The first bird to arrive home was just under four hours and 15 minutes, nearly meeting the expected drive time. “These birds will be home before lunch,” predicted Howard. “They fly between 62-64 miles per hour.” Howard and the locally trained, Judy Presley didn’t just release their 31 birds. Several students from Clarksdale, Miss. train, participate, and race pigeons that are entered and donated from all over the

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After being released, the pigeons flock together and begin their journey home to Meridian, Miss. (Inset) Pigeon racers, Leo Howard and Judy Presley, release 69 pigeons from Selmer Wal-Mart last Saturday.

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Incoming Circuit Court Clerk Byron Maxedon is sworn in by County Mayor Ronnie Brooks last Monday in Selmer as Maxedon’s wife, Stephanie, looks on. Maxedon was elected Nov. 6 to fill the vacancy when former Circuit Court Clerk Brooks was elected County Mayor in August. Chief Deputy Clerk Jackie Cox has been performing the duties of the office since then. Maxedon was sworn in on a Bible owned by his grandmother, Amy Coleman.

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Byron Maxedon had a big smile on his face on election night before the final returns were announced. As well he should because not only did the 31-year-old win his first bid for public office, but his victory means he will have more time to spend with his family. “I had a good feeling when the Selmer precincts and early voting (returns) came in. I was humbled throughout this election process and to see the amount of support I garnered from Selmer and early voting I was pretty well overwhelmed. I expected a very close and tight race to the end,” Maxedon explained when asked about the smile. Maxedon said he was surprised at the magnitude of his around 1,200 vote margin in his run to fill the unexpired term of Ronnie Brooks as Circuit/General Sessions/ Juvenile Court Clerk on Nov. 6. The vacancy was created when Brooks was elected County Mayor in August. Chief Deputy Clerk Jackie Cox had been performing the duties of the office from August until November. “I was, but you have a little different aspect to the

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It’s time to send your letters to Santa By Christen Coulon Editor

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. With decorations going up all over the county and holiday shoppers searching high and low for special gifts, you get the feeling that Christmas is just around the corner. And that can only mean one thing...It’s time to send in your letters to Santa. In what has become a long running McNairy County tradition, the Independent Appeal will publish all letters to Santa that we receive from local children in our special Christmas section. As always, we will be publishing all letters turned in to us from the local schools. We are also encouraging all other school age children in McNairy County to who are home schooled or who are otherwise not able to participate through their schools to turn in their letters to us as well. All letters will be forwarded to Santa Claus before the big day. We are also looking for and

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Gray bids Bethel Board adieu: By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer Alderman Bobby Gray, at the end of another contentious Bethel Springs meeting, pulled me aside and said, “I want to tell you the 18-year story of Bethel Springs.” Gray spoke to the Independent Appeal on Nov. 13, reminiscing about his life and the nearly two decades he served on the Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen. He lost his bid for re-election Nov. 6. It is ironic that it was Gray that made the motion to hire former Chief of Police T. E. “Pee Wee” Sowell 12 years ago and also made the motion on Nov. 12 to abolish the Bethel Springs Police Department and lay Sowell off. Gray said that Bethel had a police department sporadically before that time. “It didn’t stay long,” he said. Sowell had been on the Selmer police force prior to that. “Pee Wee’s a good man. I didn’t do nothing to hurt Pee Wee on this deal but we look at it this way: when you can take $30,000 a year, look at the people that are going to have some knocked off their sewage and water,” Gray said. “Way back yonder, Kay and me, we didn’t need no police here. Eastview, every one of those little old towns don’t have a police. We’ve got a Sheriff that told us that he would send his men up here and take care of everything,” Gray said. “We’ve got a state trooper that helps out,” Gray added. “I’m not in too good of health. I really didn’t want to run again, but I done it on account of Kay. I was going to try to stay two years and then get out when she did,” Gray said. When asked if he was kind of relieved that he lost, Gray said he was. “Oh, yeah. It tickled me to be honest with you to get out of it,” Gray said. “In my 18 years, there have been a lot of people get elected, try to be the Mayor, and when they couldn’t, quit,” Gray said. “It just seems like every week, got it in the paper. Every week we have to wait and see what’s in there,” Gray said. “Yes, sir. Now I can sleep at night,” Gray said when I asked him if he was going to enjoy his

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— Bobby Gray, outgoing Bethel Springs Alderman

retirement. Gray is 71 years old. “There’s been a lot of things go on in this little town that we didn’t know what to do about it,” Gray said. Gray, who was born and raised in Adamsville, moved to Bethel Springs 27 years ago. He went to work for Jimmy K. and Jodi Walker at the monument shop. He attended Adamsville High School and left when he was 16 to work for a plumber. “It was hard. To fill up a ditch, you had to use a shovel. You didn’t have backhoes,” Gray said. Gray worked on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico out of Morgan, La., for three years. Gray had a lounge in Memphis and lost it. He was in Memphis for three or four years. “I had two or three jobs out there,” Gray said. “Me and Jimmy Treece went to hauling cotton from Memphis to North Carolina. That’s what we done for a long time and it nearly killed us,” Gray said. He ran once unsuccessfully for the Bethel Springs Board of Alderman before he was elected two years later. Jackie Miller was Mayor at that time and Kay Cox was an Alderman. Miller resigned. “Jackie pulled out a letter one night and threw it down. He resigned,” Gray said. Cox, who was Vice-Mayor, then became Mayor. “We had a little old office down here that was about to fall in. That’s where we started out,” Gray said.” “I worked two or three days a week and ran the backhoe. I did a lot of work. Kay did a lot of work,” Gray said. “I kept running and kept getting elected. I have helped this town do a lot of stuff and Kay has, too,” Gray said. One accomplishment for the

town cited by Gray that he was involved in was the building of the Community Center. “Kay and me and Vernon Hickman and Dennis White—we got together, borrowed money, took in money for anything we could. The senior citizens made quilts and helped pay for the Community Center. We wouldn’t have one but we worked hard about it. Vernon Hickman and me—one Saturday, it was 90 degrees, we put the last piece of sheetrock on the Community Center,” Gray said. “Kay, she’s always been for Bethel. She likes to do things but a lot of people don’t like to do it. We’ve got people that comes down here every morning that talk, talk, run people down. That’s all they do and we’ve got people who come to the meetings who don’t even live in the city limits that want to run it,” Gray said. During Gray and Cox’s time in office, they bought what was then a convenience store, tore it down and built City Hall there. Once the City Hall was built, they added the fire department building next door. Although the lot of a Bethel Alderman often does not seem to be the most pleasant in the world, Gray has a balanced assessment of how he feels about his time in office. “I’ve enjoyed a lot of this. A lot of it’s been headaches. I haven’t slept a bunch of nights in 18 years,” Gray said. “We’ve got people now that don’t like Kay and don’t like nothing she does,” Gray said. Gray pointed out that the board turned down the sewer, due to excessive cost, that is causing such financial hardship for Bethel residents, during Cox’s previous term as Mayor. “Then when (former Mayor)

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Outgoing Bethel Springs Alderman Bobby Gray tells his side of the story after serving the city for more than 18 years. Norma Smith came in, we put it in. We didn’t get it to every house,” Gray said. “They put one here and missed this one and put another down here and another one over there..and we just can’t pay it,” Gray said. “We’ve got more money right now than we’ve had for years,” Gray said. “Kay and me, we have been fighting that sewage for years. You’ve got people that draw a little old check like me that can’t pay it,” Gray said. Gray also talked about the problem of the lack of businesses downtown. He used to have a furniture store. “The buildings are falling down, now,” he said. When asked if it was the Highway 45 Bypass that killed downtown Bethel Springs, Gray answered, “Yes, it was.” Gray said that Bethel had been without a grocery store or gas station for about 10 or 12 years. Gray also spoke about his interactions with two of McNairy County’s most famous men: Buford Pusser and Ray Blanton. “Me and Buford (Pusser was) raised up together. We hitchhiked to the river (to go) swimming,” Gray revealed. “Me and Buford have been through a bunch,” Gray said.

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Gray also worked on Capitol Hill as a juvenile officer in Gov. Ray Blanton’s administration for three or four years. “We were all big buddies. We (were) raised up under Ray,” Gray said. “These kids that they sent to these reform schools, they (would) get out and we would have to run them down. I went to Bakersfield, Calif. twice, a little girl (would) catch a truck and here she goes,” Gray said. “Well, I kind of got tired of it,” Gray says about his stint in Nashville. Gray also worked in Blanton’s campaign. “I worked all the way up to Kentucky, putting up signs and talking to people,” Gray said. Gray also worked in patronage, getting people jobs, after Blanton was elected. “I don’t know how many people I got a job,” Gray said. “Anybody who wanted a job, I would take their name, address and phone number to Shorty (Freeland) and he would pick out a job for them,” Gray said. “Ray Blanton was one of the best governors we had. I’ve been trying to get a Ray Blanton day,” Gray said. “Ray Blanton was a good man. There was not a better man in this country than Ray Blanton was,” Gray added.








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The city’s second sponsored event, Christmas in the Park, was discussed by the mayor and board of aldermen in their regularly scheduled meeting. Recently the board established a special events committee with resident James Redden as chairman. Their first event, a trick or treat in the park, was a great success so the committee is quickly planning a second. Citizens are asked to bring an ornament, or a non-perishable food item or unwrapped toy for a needy child to Michie City Park on Dec. 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. and participate in the tree decorating and lighting at 5 p.m. Local churches will be singing Christmas carols from 5 – 8 p.m. Chili and Hot Choc-

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election this time in that it was to fill a vacant spot. It’s typically not run during the middle of a presidential election, so given the hype of the presidential election, you approximately had two to three thousand more voters than typically would vote in a general election. That was one thing between Kevin (Lipford, who also ran for the office). There were so many stipulations going on with the presidential election, it being a race for an unexpired term. You had two very good people running for office, so it made things kind of touchy. You didn’t know—you were on your toes the whole time,” Maxedon said. Unlike the atmosphere of some other campaigns, Maxedon and Lipford have a good working relationship. “Kevin and I both came from good families. We didn’t know each other prior to the election. We met each other at the City Park shortly after the nominations and Kevin pulled me off to the side and we talked and pledged each other that we were going to run a clean campaign. We were not raised to run dirty campaigns and we were raised to be fair and honest and we both pledged each other that’s the way we would do it. Throughout the time, going to events and seeing each other, we just really got to be good friends. We talked a lot and told each other whichever way it went if he were to get elected or if I were to get elected, one would support the other. We made a pledge to each other that day that we were going to support whoever was elected and he has done that for me,” Maxedon said. Maxedon had been in law enforcement for the last 11 years and had the ambition to run for public office at some point for a long time. “I didn’t think it would come this early,” Maxedon said. He has wanted to possibly run for this office for a while. “I figured that Ronnie was going to be here a lot longer. I didn’t know this was something I was ready for. I just prayed a lot and asked God for his will. I felt His spirit tell me ‘If this is what you want to do, then go for it,’” Maxedon said. The connection between Brooks and Maxedon goes back much further. Brooks was Maxedon’s band teacher in high school. Maxedon played the trumpet and drums, though he is thinking about learning the guitar in the near future. Maxedon also played linebacker and wide receiver on the football team. He was recruited by Lambuth College but passed because he was only offered a partial scholarship. Maxedon went into law enforcement where he has worked for the past 11 years. However, the long hours spent working in Jackson, Tenn. took its toll on time with his family, leading to the desire to return to the county. “I’ve really enjoyed the experience of getting back to McNairy County and getting to get out and see a lot of people and meet a lot of people. I hope I get to spend many years inside this office working for the taxpayers of this county,” Maxedon said. “I’m very excited, but it was hard for me being in law enforcement for 11 years. We’re a family. Law enforcement’s a family and I left a family. I was very close with many of them,” Maxedon said. “That was probably the hardest part for me last week was to walk out the door of law enforcement after being in it for so long, but it gave me an opportunity to meet many, many people from across the


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state,” he added. Maxedon trained many law enforcement officers across the state. “It was a very humbling experience and I feel it prepared me for this position,” Maxedon said. He has extensive experience in criminal procedure but will have to bone up on civil procedure, Maxedon said. “I’m going to start from day one and learn civil procedures and processes that I need to do,” he said. Maxedon said he will miss the action of law enforcement. “It’s going to be tough. I’m going to miss that aspect of it, but at the same time I gained a lot with my family,” Maxedon said. Maxedon sometimes worked 60 or 70 hours a week in law enforcement. “Sometimes in a two-week pay period I would turn in 40 or 50 hours of overtime. It kept me away from my family a lot. It was a 24-7 job. I had to stay on call. This aspect will give me more time with my family that’s needed,” Maxedon said. Maxedon and his wife, Stephanie, have a six-month-old son. Maxedon joked that he might have to spend as many hours taking care of his son as he did working in law enforcement. The Maxedons also have two other children. However, spending more time with his family is not going to take Maxedon away from his pledge to the citizens of McNairy County, he said. “I pledged to work as much as I needed to work to make sure the office is organized,” Maxedon said. The court clerk’s office is based upon organization, Maxedon said. “As a Court Clerk, you have to be a leader. Your employees have to know they have a leader to follow. That is my start from the day is to be a leader and to be fair and respectable to everybody who is going to come in and do business in the office. Unfortunately, not everyone that comes through the court system is satisfied, but we want to treat everybody with fairness and respect,” Maxedon said. Maxedon added that he would always maintain an open-door policy. “If you need me or want to talk to me, all you have to do is pick up the phone or come up here and ask for me and I am available,” Maxedon said. “I am employed by the taxpayers of McNairy County. The people that pay my salary every day—that’s my employer—I work for them,” Maxedon said. Maxedon plans to work with other court clerks in the area. He has met many of them through his work in law enforcement. “I have a very good working relationship with a majority of the Circuit Court Clerks in the area. I feel that’s a huge asset for me coming into the office,” Maxedon said. He said he is going to look at ideas they include in their offices that may make our office better. “I certainly want to lean on some of the experienced Court Clerks that we have throughout here and use my relationship status with them to continue a good working relationship with them and see things that they do that maybe we should do to make us better,” Maxedon said. “I ask that people bear with me. I can’t change things overnight. It’s going to take a little bit of time, but we’re going to work hard to maintain a level of integrity that is fitting for my constituents out there and taxpayers. I definitely want to give that integrity level a step up—that we’re higher than you expect us to be. I feel like that expectation level should be one level higher than you’re expecting or the public’s expectation level of this office,” Maxedon concluded.

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United States. This race is a part of Students vs. Teachers Race, which is a race series developed to introduce pigeon racing to students and incorporate the sport in all areas of their curriculum. The first race was a 100 mile flight from West Point, Miss. to Meridian, and the second race, which was 150 miles long, was from Tupelo. How do these birds return home each time? “They have magnetite in their brain and iron filaments that run to the length of their beak,” said Howard. “They pick up on the magnetic fields of the earth. Their homing instincts are incredible.” There are some obstacles along the course for these pigeons. Howard believes the biggest problem is hawks and falcons hunting the pigeons during the race. “I started out with 39 birds, but now I have 31. I know I lost two to hawks and one to sickness, but the others I’m not sure what happened. They just didn’t come home,” said Howard. Some of these races are 500 miles long,

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but the pigeons should undergo training before entering a race, especially to this extent. The training process includes settling them down in a loft allowing them to go outside through a caging system. There are three things that are important in this training process: keeping the loft clean, watering, and feeding. “It takes about two weeks and once you take the cage away, they start flocking together. They are ready to take away from the house. We take our birds north,” said Howard To motivate the pigeons come race time, the trainers will not feed them the day before the race. There are also two other techniques used for motivation called widowing and nesting. The trainer will ease the pigeons into the homing process by distance. Starting at one mile and working up to larger distances, the pigeons will learn how to get home. Presley has begun training a few pigeons of her own, under the guidance of Howard and the two find the sport intriguing. Pigeons are been known for sending messages and have even saved lives through these messages in military situations. Phone: (731) 646-3663 • Fax: (731) 646-3664

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Adamsville can’t lower gas By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The Adamsville City Commission debated gas prices at their Nov. 19 meeting. “I’m still a firm believer in giving the people in this town a good gas reduction price,” Commissioner Tommy Morris told the meeting. “I don’t see how you can continue to reduce prices when the cost of everything is going up,” Commissioner Frank Lacey said. “The cost of gas is going down,” Morris said. “The cost of getting gas to our customers isn’t going down. The cost of fuel for trucks that service the gas lines isn’t going down. The cost of the labor is not going down. The cost of nothing is going down other than natural gas being a commodity that fluctuates in value. We always buy it at the best price we can. That doesn’t remove the fact

that it’s got to be transferred, installed and serviced and all that goes up. We already have low gas prices,” Lacey said. “I still think we have higher gas prices than most towns and gas prices now are the cheapest they have been. We always go up when the gas prices go up. Why can’t we come down when they come down,” Morris said. Mayor David Leckner said that since the last audit showed a loss in the city’s natural gas system, until it shows a profit, “We can’t even look at the possibility of reduction in natural gas rates but it does give us the opportunity between now and the next budget session to show an increase (profit) in natural gas as well as look at a new rate system that fluctuates. A fluctuating rate system would have to be set by the department which covered exactly everything you mentioned—the cost of everything involved there.”

City Administrator Steve Simon said reducing prices through some kind of a pass-through system at some point is not far-fetched. “We’re still working at it,” Simon said. Morris argued that the department had money in the bank, but Leckner responded that money came from past surpluses and offset the dramatic loss of last year. “I’m not for the city making a profit on anything but I also don’t think that we should run things out of our hip pocket and we’ve got a little extra money now, so let’s lower rates,” said Lacey. “That’s not the way you should run a business. You should run a business by budgeting and planning. “I think we’re getting there and doing the right thing. I think the city should pay its way...I don’t think we should charge anymore than we have to, but I don’t think we are overcharging now.”


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Terry Burns, Technology Coordinator for the McNairy County School District, gave an update on the Roundup Program to the Adamsville City Commission at its Nov. 19 meeting. He said they had written a grant on BYOD or bring your own device. “We’ll know something in December,” he said. Burns told the commission that the One-to-One technology in the classroom program had spent a little more than $3,000 in Adamsville Elementary School for equipment for the third and fourth grades. Burns said the next move for the One-to-One program would be to Adamsville Junior/Senior High School. “I’d like to get something done by December,” Burns said. “I’d like to thank the citizens that are a part of that,” Burns said about those who opted to allow their water bill to be rounded to the nearest dollar, with the excess going to the Roundup Program. The money from the

Adamsville program goes exclusively to the One-to-One program. According to the Water and Gas Department report, 2,730 customers earmarked Roundup money for the Adamsville schools and 38 for West Hardin Elementary School. This means a little more than 80 percent of water customers participate in the Adamsville program. Part of Adamsville is in Hardin County. “To keep that 81 percent (participation rate), we need to keep seeing computers coming in left and right,” Mayor David Leckner said. Burns said he had received nearly $9,000 and Deputy City Recorder Glenda Anderson added that $2,000 more had been sent from the city to the program. “I really appreciate what this board has done and what they have done, as a community,” Burns said. Burns invited the commission to tour the One-toOne classrooms and Commisioner Frank Lacey suggested they go around lunchtime. “It’s meant a lot to these students and teachers,” Burns said about the support from water customers.

Adamsville moves to prevent another water outage By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Public Works Director Paul Wallace Plunk announced that a new valve was installed that will prevent a widespread water outage like that of three weeks ago at the Nov. 19 Adamsville City Commission meeting. “At the last meeting, you said, ‘What can we do to make sure that what happened with the line broke at the water plant doesn’t happen again.’ We took care of that. Two weeks ago on Saturday night at midnight, we cut a new valve in on the 12-inch finished waterline,” Plunk said. Plunk explained that now this valve could be closed if a waterline was cut, but water could still be put back into the system without it leaking out. “What happened three weeks ago won’t happen again,” Plunk told the meeting. Plunk said he found a 30-yearold book with valve locations, but

said it was not entirely accurate because highways 22 and 64 have been four-laned since then. “Anything in this book on that is not any good on that, but it would be on all the other streets. I’m in the process of trying to get some maps from Highway 22 to see what the highway drawings show on it. I’ve got the highway drawings on 64,” Plunk said. Plunk said the department was in the process of studying how best to GPS the valves—whether to do it in-house or to bring someone else in to do the work. “That’s something we’re going to have to decide a little later,” Plunk said. In response to a question from the audience, Plunk said that just about all of the million gallons of water lost in the past month could be attributed to the waterline being cut. Plunk added that the city would have to pay for the lost water. Commissioner Tommy Morris asked why the contractor that cut

the line was not responsible for paying for the lost water. “They did have an 811 ticket where they called it in. We tried to find a line, but we couldn’t find a line because it didn’t have any tracer wire on it and you’ve got 72 hours to mark your lines and we weren’t able to mark our lines because we couldn’t. We could guess. They did everything they were supposed to do. We didn’t locate the line because we couldn’t. We didn’t know where it was,” Plunk replied. Plunk added they had the right to dig where they did. “The water plant is a no-dig operation for a contractor. Anywhere around there, we’re controlling the dig. We need to do it with a probing bar, a shovel and then you bring your backhoe in or your equipment. We’ll know where our stuff is,” City Administrator Steve Simon said. “Any time there is any doubt from this point on, we will dig ourselves. We won’t let anybody else do it,” Plunk said.

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Stantonville nets $101,500 in grant money: More to come By Christen Coulon The Town of Stantonville announced that it had received $101,500 in grant funds to spend on a chassis down payment for its new fire truck during the town’s monthly meeting last Monday night. The money received was the first part of a more than $271,000 Community Development Block Grant approved for the town which will be put toward the purchase of the new truck. The board announced that their January 2013 elections will be the last time local elections would be held in January. The city will be moving their next election to November 2016 regular election as a cost saving mea-

sure. According to Alderman Eddie McDaniel, the last election cost the town $3,500 in January and only about 22 people voted. He said that by moving the date to November the cost would fall to under $1,000. In other news, the board discussed equipment needed for the volunteer fire department. They discussed the pressing need for eight new pagers, two radios and some flashlights and looked at possible replacement models. No decision was made on the purchase of the equipment. During the meeting, the town announced that it would cancel its scheduled Dec. 24 meeting due to the Christmas holiday. The meeting was not rescheduled, and the town will next meet on Jan. 28, 2013.


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Rockabilly Jack, Part 2: “If one person likes a song I wrote, that means more to me than anything else” By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

In part one of my interview with Rockabilly Jack last week, he talked about the unusual way he became and songwriter and how he writes songs. This week, in the second part of the interview, he talks more about his music, his career and his influences, including the encounters he had with some of them. Two of the most famous singers and musicians that influenced Rockabilly Jack that he met are Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. While Bruner was working in a gun store in Memphis in 1975, he met Elvis and sold him some guns. “I lived not far from him, so I got to see him quite a bit on the farm, but I didn’t get to talk to him, so I got a chance to visit with him, went up to Graceland.” Jack said. Bruner spent about two hours talking to Elvis at the store and about two hours at Graceland. “I had a good time. I got to learn a lot about Elvis,” Jack said. Bruner met Johnny Cash at a Civil War show in Nashville in 1985. “Me and him got there early. We were the only two people there, so we visited about 15 or 20 minutes before they opened up the show. That was an exciting time,” Bruner said. Rockabilly Jack came away from these meetings favorably impressed with his heroes. “Elvis and Johnny Cash both treated me like they had known me all of my life. It was real easy to feel at ease around them. Neither one of them had the big head at all. They were just down to earth,” Bruner said. After he became a songwriter, Rockabilly Jack has continued to meet successful musicians. He has even shown some of his songs to them. “I’ve met a lot of celebrities over the years. The most recent one was John Anderson at the Darryl Worley event (River Run)...I was hoping to give him some songs but he said he was working on his own stuff and didn’t need any new material at the present time. It’s hard to get new songs out. It’s a whole different ballgame. People get it off computers nowadays instead of buying records, CDs and tapes like they used to. It’s a lot harder to get into the market,” Bruner said. He also met Darryl Worley at River Run and gave him a couple of his songs. “I really enjoyed his performance and meeting him,” Jack said. Bruner’s taste in music runs the gamut from gospel, rockabilly, bluegrass, country and 1950s and 1960s classic rock. “There are some good songs out there that are older classic country songs that I like, a lot about life,” he said. Rockabilly Jack was greatly influenced by the music he listened to when he was growing up. “We always had the radio on when I was getting ready for school, so Johnny Cash was real big back then, people like Johnny Horton, (who sang) ‘The Battle of New Orleans,’ those kind of songs. As a matter of fact, you’ll see that kind of reflection in my songs of the people I used to listen to because of the stories they tell. I’ve always been a fan of songs about the country, I love ‘Ira Hayes’ by Johnny Cash. I wrote a song about the Trail of Tears. I wrote one about Geronimo. I like songs that tell about people that have been run over. I hope some way I can do something to brighten their day in some way and lift them up,” Bruner said. One of Jack’s favorite songs is “Five Feet High and Rising” by Johnny Cash. He likes 1950s and 1960s rock and roll. Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of Bruner’s favorite rock bands. “I like their old songs, ‘Proud Mary’ and such as that. That’s not gospel but it gets in your blood and you can’t help it. I’ve still got memories of those old Sixties songs we all can relate to when they get to be my age—I’m 61 years old.,”Bruner said. Bruner said that Jerry Lee Lewis would like some of these songs if he heard them. Jack also mentioned Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and Marty Robbins as influences. “Jimmie Rodgers was the first song I ever learned to sing with an old Victrola. We had it on. I played it over and over... Jimmie Rodgers had a lot of soul,” Jack said. These musical influences are reflected in the songs Rockabilly Jack has written over the past six years. These songs have influenced Rockabilly Jack’s rockabilly songs. “I’ve written several rockabilly songs, one for the Rockabilly Cafe. I wrote two songs for the Rockabilly Festival,” Rockabilly Jack said. The song about the cafe is called “At the Rockabilly Cafe. One morning it just came to me—boom!--out of the blue. I go down there a lot for coffee, sausage and biscuit. The line came into my head and I wrote the song in about five minutes. ‘I stopped for a cup of coffee at the Rockabilly Cafe,’ that’s the first line of the song and I just wrote the whole song. I don’t think I ever quit writing until I finished it. It just came to me naturally. It could be a hit for somebody if they recorded it. I’m pretty sure of it. It’s a good rockabilly song,” Bruner said. “I’d like to get somebody to record those songs for the Festival. They’re good songs,” Jack said. Brandon Giles likes some of Jack’s songs and told him he wanted to put them in a movie he is doing. “He liked them. He thought they were snappy,” Bruner said. “I’ve got some real good stuff that ain’t nobody seen. I’m pretty sure that somebody will record if I get a chance to meet them,” Bruner said. Most of his songs are gospel songs. He has written around 60 gospel songs. “The rest of them are just songs about life,” Rockabilly Jack said. “I try to stick to gospel. These other things every once and a while just pop in. After I do them I say, ‘That’s kind of neat’ but I don’t get excited about them the way I do with my gospel songs. Every once in a while I get the urge to do something like that Rockabilly Cafe song,” Rockabilly Jack explained. He has sent a couple of gospel songs to Jimmy Swaggart. “I’m hoping to get with him on some of the gospel stuff and Bill Gaither,” Jack said. “I would like to be a blessing to some people who need to hear some good gospel songs,” Rockabilly Jack added. He wrote “The Ballad of Joe Rickman.” Bruner played in his band for a couple of years. “It’s about the Fourth of July event we have at Saltillo at the River.” That is the hometown of W. S. Holland, who was up there one year with Waylon Jennings,” Rockabilly Jack remembered. “Rhonda Vincent (a gospel/bluegrass singer) has got a bunch of songs she is looking at,” Bruner said. “I’ve given songs to several of them that are looking over them, but so far I haven’t got any records out. I’m just waiting to get that big breakthrough. It won’t be on my time. It’ll be on the Lord’s time. I know six years seems like a long time but I know people who waited a lot longer than that before they got anything done so that gives me a kind of perspective. You just don’t get into the business overnight. It’s a rare thing if you did. I’m just waiting for my turn,” Bruner said. Bruner’s favorite song he has written is “Ode to the Reverend Dr. Black.” “It’s a very recent song. With the election at hand, I think it’s just a lot of things in there I need to get off my chest,” Jack said. “I always liked songs that told about hard times. I’ve written four or five of those myself,” Bruner said. One of these is “$16,” which Bruner describes as a hobo song. Another is “Three Dollars a Day,” about when Bruner used to drive a tractor for this wage.

“We had cotton when I was a teenager. When I come in from school and weighed up the cotton and took it to the gin and that’s the reason I write songs about hard times. I remember those days so well. I went to the gin with a flashlight. We didn’t have headlights on the tractor. I drove five miles to the gin and didn’t get home until midnight. That’s the reason I wrote that song. It’s just something I had to get off my chest,” he said. Over the past couple of years, he has been singing some of these songs on the road. A lot of people have suggested that Rockabilly Jack and his wife make a demo of some of his songs. “It costs a lot of money. Maybe later,” Bruner said. Jack wrote a song called “Turn it Over to Him,” when his mother was dying of cancer. “She loved that song. My mother thought it was the most beautiful song. We sung that to her several dozen times before she passed away. I think it’s probably the last thing she heard,” he said wistfully. Rockabilly Jack said some of his songs could be done in surprising musical styles. “I don’t rap, but a couple of my songs are perfect rap songs,” he said. “I’m just thankful to be here another day and maybe get another song every now and then. I hope I live long enough to see some of these songs be a blessing to people. I know there are a lot of people out there that needs them. Every time I see the deaths in the paper I think about certain songs I had I wished that person could have heard. It always does me good if somebody gets some good out of it. I always say that if one person likes a song I wrote, that means more to me than anything else. It ain’t the money. The main thing is what a song can do for you. I don’t care if a song sells one copy,” Bruner said. As a result of his philosophy, Bruner is much freer and less cautious in sharing his music than is common in the music business. “I’m not worried about somebody stealing my songs. I’d rather sing a song and take a chance on someone stealing it if it will help somebody,” Rockabilly Jack said. Bruner also has a sense of humor about his music. “I’ve enjoyed singing them in church and so far, I’ve never got any eggs thrown at us,” he laughed.

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Volume 110, Number 28, Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Letter to the editor

Mcnairy voices

Citizen speaks out about re-election

What do you think about the Adamsville High School football team playing for the state championship?

We have re-elected a President that at least half the country does not want nor like. Some are saying, “ He had his chance the last 4 years.” Really? Did he really get a chance to be Presidential to the best of his ability? His opponent for the job of President said that he would lead a bi-partisan Presidency. Of course he could have, he would have been looking across the aisle at people that are a reflection of himself – middle aged white men! Let’s call a rook a rook and play the “race card.” Let’s be perfectly honest with ourselves. Most people resent having a black man as President of the USA. Most people don’t even recognize him as a citizen of America. Whenever he won the first term as President, many republican politicians stated, “I hope he fails.” One citizen of this great nation expressed his freedom of free speech by putting a sign outside his business that stated “ I don’t support that n_____ in the White House.” We have Christians that are upset at other Christians for voting for Barack Obama. It’s all because he says he supports same sex marriage and is pro-choice. As a Christian, the first thing you should have said is, “Lord help him” to make better decisions in governing this great country. You do realize that same sex marriage and abortion are decided by the individual states. If laws get passed that you don’t like is the fault of your representatives on the state level. Don’t blame the President about laws that get passed in your state. As a Christian, a baby boomer, a woman who is a black person, I resent the sentiment of the GOP that I voted for Obama because he’s black person. I could use the same accusation against Romney supporters and say that you voted for him because he’s white. I voted for Obama because he’s lesser of the 2 evils. I also believe that economy is in recovery and it wouldn’t have been fair to give Romney credit for it. Romney is a man sitting on billions of dollars, if he can’t invest in America, why should he have the right to be President. His money is in banks helping the economy of foreign countries. On another point, he wants to put more money into the military, a military of which none of his sons, based on their religious beliefs could participate. Finally and foremost Mr. GOP and Mr. Romney.

Not everybody, including women and minorities voted for Obama for the many “gifts” he gives us. Let’s get real and talk about what you’re really saying. You are basically talking about government programs that are slated to help the needy. Don’t get me wrong, there are some people in need because that’s just where they want to be. On the other hand, there are people that really need these programs. We can’t throw everybody under the bus. Mr. Romney, you have every thing you’ll ever want or need and like me you don’t have to rely on government programs. I do believe that if a person is in real need, they should get the help they need until they can do better on their own. Glorious Robinson Damron Adamsville

Citizens, City Council Members, and Everyone supporting the Roundup Program Last year several leaders in the county worked diligently to begin a program to help students reach their potential today and in the future. It is the Roundup Program. Adamsville, Michie, and Selmer mayors and city hall council passed a resolution to provide communities to round their water bill to the nearest dollar. The amount rounded up was designated to The One to One Program and The Scholarship Program or designated to the one of the programs decided by the City Councils. I would like to thank the individuals participating in the program and the leaders with the foresight to help the young people in our county. I take this time to thank each and everyone participating in this progressive program. At this time, I would like to share with you what the McNairy County Board of Education has used the funding for in the communities involved. We purchased two Fiddlehead Boxes with eight computers for Adamsville Elementary School - One to One Program. The cost was $3,044. We will use other funding for Adamsville Jr/High School for use in their One to One Program next. We purchased one Fiddlehead Box for Michie. We had to take some funding from another account to provide

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this purchase at $1,432. In Selmer we purchased two Fiddlehead Boxes for Selmer Middle School One to One Program. The amount was $3,044. We will spend funding on the One to One Program at another Selmer School by December. We have $5,847.12 left in the Adamsville funding. This will be spent soon, and I will provide another summary. More will be coming

in as the year progresses. We have $8,872.37 left in the Selmer account. We spent the amount in the Michie account plus some in another account. The Roundup Program in McNairy County has helped students and teachers prepare for the future. This year we have spent a great deal of the funds for the One to One Program. At this time we

have place computers in Adamsville Elementary, Michie Elementary, and Selmer Middle School. Again, I would like to thank everyone involved in this excellent program, and I would like to invite the public to contact me and we will visit the schools so the citizens can see personally what an outstanding program we have, and the contribution

it has provided for our students and education. Again a very big thanks to the Mayors and City Council along with those who donate to the program. I thank you the students and the faculty. Terry Burns Technology Director McNairy County Board of Education


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• 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 • 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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Richard Neal Moore Funeral services for Richard Neal Moore, age 86, of Selmer will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer. Interment will follow in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Shackelford’s. Mr. Moore departed this life on Monday, November 26, 2012 at McNairy Regional Hospital. He was a retired U. S. Marshall. He is survived by his sister Flakie Hunter and husband, Alton of Selmer. Also survived by nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends. Complete obit will be in next week’s paper.

community events November 26-30 • Senior trip The McNairy County Senior Center will be traveling to Asheville, WinstonSalem and Charlotte, N.C. November 26-30, 2012 for a fun-filled Holiday getaway. Trip will include: Candlelight Christmas Tour of the Biltmore, Holiday Dinner at the Biltmore Estate, Visit Historic Town of Old Salem, Billy Graham Library, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Tour of Charlotte, and Dinner Theatre. For further information contact Cindy Thrasher at 731-632-0302. November 30 • McNairy County Democratic Party The McNairy County Democratic Party will meet Friday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at the headquarters in Selmer. The third district will host a chili and soup dinner. Everyone welcome to share food, fun and hospitality. Donations expected at the door for the building fund. December 1 •Main Street Christmas Festival A Christmas Festival on Main Street is scheduled for Dec. 1, 2012 beginning at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in downtown Selmer. There will be Christmas Carolers on the street corners, chili, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, coffee, cookies, etc. The sidewalks will be filled with Christmas trees which will be sponsored by area residents and businesses. At 6 p.m. the Christmas trees will be lit. There will

be donation buckets out for people to vote on the most beautiful tree. All donations will go to Jesus Cares to help build the wheelchair accessible bedroom for Ryan who is 15 years old. He lives here in McNairy County with his adoptive parents. Forty trees have already been adopted by local businesses, however, 10 trees are still available. For more information or if you would like to sponsor a tree, you may contact Theresa Robinson at 6106746, Shannon Speth at 610-6328 or McNairy Regional Alliance at 645-6360. December 3 • Retired Teachers meeting The McNairy County Retired Teachers will meet Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church in selmer at 11 a.m. The meal will be catered and the program will be presented by Dr. Shawn Piutts. In lieu of a Christmas gift, each member is asked to bring a donation for the Scholarship Fund. • McNairy County Democrat Women The McNairy County Democrat women will meet Monday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the headquarters. Guest include Tenn. Federation of Democratic Women President Jimmie Sue Staten and West Tenn. Vice President, Brenda Autry. They will be swearing in new officers. The Christmas decorations are up, so bring finger food and share food, fun and Christmas cheer.

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Young Family The family of Jimmy Moore Young would like to thank everyone for your thoughts, prayers, food, cards and flowers. Thanks to Bro. John Coleman for a wonderful service. To Rudolph and David for their quick response. Thank you to all of our extended family for your support, all of the associates at Walmart 218, all of Rickey’s friends from G.E. and all of Amelia’s friends. The Young Family and the Moore Family

DECEMBER 6 • Selmer 1st United Methodist Annual Community Christmas Service Selmer First United Methodist Church will be hosting the “Annual Community Christmas Service” on December 6th, 2012 at 6 p.m. Please come worship with us and join in the

• Christmas Give-a-way at Ramer Baptist Church CHRISTmas give-a-way at Ramer Baptist Church, Hwy 57 W will be on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8-11 a.m. Items to be given away include: toys, clothing, bedspread, sheets, air mattress, camera and other things. December 5 • Benefit for Antonio Jackson A benefit for Antonio Jackson will be held at 12 noon Saturday, December, 1 at the Bethel Springs Community Center. For information call 731-9349568. Antonio is the son of Barabra Jackson Patterson and grandson of Mae Jackson. He has been very ill for serveral weeks and recently had an amputation. Donations are welcomed and can be given by calling the above telephone number. Please join with us in helping this young man. More details will be in next weeks paper.

House and Book Reading “T’was the Night Before Christmas” read by Sonya Brand, Library Assistant, Friday, Dec. 7 from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be serve. Please plan to invite a friend. Bring your camera and make a picture of your child and Mrs. Clause. Happy Holidays from everyone at the library. December 8 • Breakfast with Santa Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 am at Ramer Community Center. •Breakfast with Santa Breakfast with Santa at Selmer Civic Center Dec. 8, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. to benefit Carl Perkins Center.

December 6 • City of Adamsville Christmas Parade City of Adamsville will have their Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 6 beginning at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to participate, please contact the City of Adamsville at 731632-1401.

• Christmas Tea and Toy drive The United Methodist Women of New Bethel United Methodist and the Purdy Weselyan Methodist Churches will sponsor their annual Christmas tea and toy drive for the Carl Perkins Center in Selmer. We invite you to come join us and bring a toy for a child, on Dec. 8 at 12 noon at the Faithe Pointe Church Fellowship Hall on Hwy 64 in Adamsville. Lunch will be served, to donate or for more information call 731-934-9568.

December 7 •McConnico Library Christmas Open House and Book Reading McConnico Library will sponsor a Christmas Open

• Selmer Jaycees Christmas Parade Selmer Jaycees Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 beginning at 6 p.m.

singing. 1122 West Cherry Ave., Selmer. DECEMBER 8 • ATTENTION: Solitude Free Will Baptist Teen Fundraiser Date Change Due to the Adamsville High School State football finals the Solitude Free Will Baptist Teen Fundraiser will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m.

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Keen Family The family of R. J. Keen, would like to thank the staff at Prime Care Medical Center, McNairy County Regional Hospital, Regional Home Health Care and Adamsville Health Care Center for the excellent care you gave R. J. during his illness.

recurring events • Overeaters Anonymous Meeting First United Methodist Church in Selmer, 1122 West Cherry Ave., Selmer, TN will have an Overeaters Anonymous Meeting every Tuesday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. This meeting is open to anyone who has a problem with compulsive overeating and has a desire to stop eating compulsively. Contact Mala (731) 4395188 with any questions. • Zumba Gold Classes Selmer Senior Center is

offering Zumba Gold Chair Exercise each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. For more information or a calendar of events contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843.

• Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Meeting at Youth building First Christian Church 254 Maple Adamsville, TN 38310 on Tuesdays 8 p.m., Thursdays 8 p.m. Saturdays 12 noon. Mailing Address: 102 Baptist Street Ext. Adamsville, TN 38310.

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The family of Lucille Foster would like to thank all of you who called, sent cards and came to see our Mother while she was in the hospital. Also, we would like to thank all of you who sent flowers, gifts, cards and food at her time of death. Thanks especially to the McNairy County Rehabilitation staff and all who cared for her there. You were very good to her and we appreciate that very much. Also, Dr. Bartz, being the wonderful care giver that you are. Bro. Mike Hollaway, Bro. Randy Smith, Bro. Aaron Moss, Lori McMinn and Shackelford Funeral Directors, we thank you for making her service so special. Finally, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and others who provided the wonderful meal for us after the funeral. She loved you all and we are going to miss her so much.

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church events DECEMBER 1 • Ramer Baptist Church CHRISTmas Give-A-Way A CHRISTmas givea-way at Ramer Baptist Church, located on Highway 57 W, will be Saturday, December 1 from 8-11 a.m. Items to be given away include: toys, clothing, bedspread, sheets, air mattress, camera and other things.

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She said call me no more Naomi (“Pleasant”), but Mara (“Bitter”) for the Lord has dealt very bitterly with me (Ruth 1:19). She said this because she was grieving from the loss of two sons and her husband by death. A father cries out, “Oh my son, Absalom, my son Absalom! I wish I had died and not you. Absalom, my son, my son! (2 Sammuel 18:33) This he said as he received the news of his son’s death. Being reminded of the lose of a loved one during the holidays can be especially overwhelming. Enduring the holiday season for many is not a pleasant experience. It may be a bitter occasion. Sometimes we may find ourselves groaning in our spirit. It develops deep inside our being and is a low grumbling rather than a loud outcry. Learning to cope with a time of year that is usually associated with joy and happiness, for many may be a very difficult time. Some are forced to experience this time of year without a son, a sibling, a soul-mate, a job, a house, or some other former vital aspect of their life. This is a time when we will need to muster courage to move forward with each step, each day. It may sound simplistic and I do not mean to minimize your sorrow, but hopefully you will gain strength in being reminded that others have traveled the road, have journeyed with grief before you. Perhaps some are your neighbors; reach out to them if they are available. To those of us who can admit we have reached the end of the dark tunnel of our acute status, and might be able to give comfort to others, look for opportunity in your area of influence. This is also a time for as much as lies within us associate with family, friends, or others so you will not feel isolated and alone. Sorrow will come, yet it is compounded with the feeling that we are struggling all alone, as one youth once told adults in their presence, ‘No one cares!’


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Dedicated employees at McNairy County Health Care Center working during the Thanksgiving holiday. By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor

It is the Friday after Thanksgiving, better known as Black Friday. It is a pretty day outside, so not sure if we should change the name. I guess not for those folks who are out shopping for Christmas presents. I am sure most of us will spend more than we planned on at the beginning of the holiday season. Have you heard the old saying, “The best laid plans of Mice and Man?” I am at work and glad to be here. I am sure most of the nurses and other staff would like to be home with their families or joining the other folks, who are shopping, but we have residents and patients who need our care. So off to work we go to provide the needs of these great folks in our home. Ms. Pat has the Christmas music going to get everyone in the holiday spirit. I have always loved this time of the year and all of the holidays. We spend weeks getting ready for that big day known as Christmas morning and it seems to be over in just a matter of a few hours. This year would you join me in remembering what it is we are celebrating? We are celebrating the greatest gift ever given the birth of a baby in a Manger who came to save a world. Isn’t it amazing how one life can touch so many people then and now? So, as advent season begins, let’s remember the real reason for this great season. I have a lot of things to celebrate this

Sobriety Checkpoint Lieutenant Killingsworth Tennessee Highway Patrol

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on December 7, 2012 at 11:30 p.m. until 12:30

Driver’s License Checkpoint Lieutenant Killingsworth Tennessee Highway Patrol

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a Driver’s License Checkpoint on December

year. We have had the privilege of sharing in the life of some of the best people in the world: the patients, who have come to stay in our home. Some came for rehab and some to live in our home long term. Our goal is to get our patient’s well so they can live well. We had the honor of having some great folks to come in our home and go back home to live their life. One that comes to mind is Ms. Sallie White from the Adamsville area, what a great lady she is. She was a hero and it was an honor to have her in our home. She has done so well. She is home and for this we celebrate along with her. Rehab staff named her Snow White because of her great personality and sweet smile. I am just sorry I did not have time to sit and visit with her and learn from this great piece of history. She went home before I had the honor. We are so blessed to spend time getting to know these folks and for a while share in their life. We have a great job and you make it possible by sharing your family with us for rehab. So on this Black Friday, thank you nurses for working while most folks are off shopping and enjoying their families. We are spending time with our, also, family of patients. As we enter into this great season I hope you have a blessed holiday and remember what the season is all about. I hope in the next few weeks to tell you about some of the greatest presents I have received in my life. Until next time.

a.m. in McNairy County, Tennessee. The Sobriety Checkpoint will be located on State Route 57, .2 miles west of Unity Church. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by impaired drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would operate a vehicle

while under the influence of an intoxicant or drugs. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these Sobriety Checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing Driving while impaired laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists. Thank you for your assistance.

7, 2012 in McNairy County at 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Driver’s License Checkpoint will be located on State Route 224 at the intersection of Old Stage Road. It is the policy of the Tennessee Highway Patrol to utilize driver’s license checkpoints as an en-

forcement mechanism to establish greater highway safety by detecting and taking corrective actions for law violations that represent hazards or dangers to the citizenry and motorist of the State of Tennessee. Thank you for your assistance.

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Friday, November 16 Serving Warrant – Hwy 45 S – 12:02 a.m. Serving Warrant – Faithe Pointe – 1:01 a.m. Vandalism – Park St. Lot 2 – 2:10 a.m. Theft of Property – Purdy Beauty Hill Rd. – 6:49 a.m. Suspicious Vehicle – Old Stage Rd. – 7:29 a.m. Reckless Driver – Hwy 45 S – 8:08 a.m. Warrant Check – Industrial Park Dr. – 11:03 a.m. Public Service – Public Service – 12:13 p.m. Theft of Property – Droke Rd. – 12:50 p.m. Unwanted Subject – Buena Vista Rd. – 2:37 p.m. Public Service – Public Service – 4:17 p.m. Public Service – Public Service – 4:17 p.m. Traffic Stop – Mayflower Rd. – 7:53 p.m. Public Service – New Salem Rd. – 9:15 p.m. Reckless Driver – Hwy 57E – 9:37 p.m. Vandalism – Pentecostal Ave. – 9:47 p.m. Domestic in Progress, Physical – Purdy Beauty Hill Rd. – 9:59 p.m. Saturday, November 17 Animal Control – Hwy 45 E – 12:25 a.m. Animal Control – Hwy 224 – 1:19 a.m. Suspicious Vehicle – Mt. Vernon – 4:43 a.m. Alarm Residence – Hines Gin Rd. – 8:01 a.m. Public Service – Public Service – 8:28 a.m. Suspicious Person – Candy Ln. – 9:41 a.m. Theft of Property – Complex – 10:32 a.m. Animal Control – Capooth Rd. – 12:22 a.m. Theft of Property – Hwy 45 N – 12:07 p.m. Reckless Driver – Hwy 45 – 1:39 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Pleasant Site Rd. – 2:25 p.m. Assault, occurred – Complex – 3:02 p.m. Domestic in progress, Physical – Rushing Rd. – 3:08 p.m. Theft of Property – Dickey Rd. – 3:49 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Industrial Park Dr. – 4:02 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Beauty Hill Rd. – 4:29 p.m. Suspicious Vehicle – Harrison Rd. – 5:17 p.m. Welfare Check – Sewell Rd. – 5:39 p.m. Traffic Stop – 45 S – 7:08 p.m. Traffic Stop – Bypass near UT – 7:22 p.m. Traffic Stop – Bypass – 7:32 p.m. Harass Phone Calls – Industrial Park Dr. – 7:56 p.m. Animal Control –Bethel Purdy Rd. – 9:20 p.m. Suspicious Activity – Vista Ln. – 9:32 p.m. Breaking into Home – Tulu Dr. – 10:03 p.m. Tresspassing – Masseyville McNairy Rd. – 11:23 p.m. Sunday, November 18 Medical Psychiatric Behavorial – Hamburg Rd. – 11:57 a.m. Suspicious Vehicle – Pleasant Site Rd. – 12:41 p.m. Public Assist – Transport to Lakeside – 1:29 p.m. Alarm, Residence – Otis Payne Rd. – 1:17 p.m. Animal Control – Mt. Vernon Rd. – 2:20 p.m. Domestic in Progress, Physical – Hwy 64 W. – 4:52 p.m. Theft of Property – Neely Sharp – 5:34 p.m. Breaking into home – Buena Vista – 6:30 p.m. Escort – Hines Gin Rd. – 6:57 p.m. Prowler – Droke Rd. – 9:27 p.m. Monday, November 19 Traffic Stop – Feddie Davis – 4:53 a.m. Busy – 45 N – 5:19 a.m. Theft of Property – Hwy 64 – 8:39 a.m. Traffic Stop – Hwy 45 – 9:10 a.m. Speak with an Officer – McCormick – 10:10 a.m. Suspicious Vehicle – Hwy 57 W – 10:20 a.m. Traffic Stop – Palmer St. – 11:49 a.m. Traffic Stop – Traffic Stop – 2:36 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Speak with an Officer – 4:25 p.m. Traffic Stop – Falcon Rd. – 4:41 p.m. MVA no Injuries – Pleasant Site Rd. – 4:46 p.m. Public Service – Guys Chewalla – 5:50 p.m. Traffic Stop – 45 N. – 6:17 p.m. Harass Phone Calls – Purdy Rd. – 6:22 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Mjor Hill Rd. – 6:26 p.m. Tresspassing – Mockingbird Ln. – 7:56 p.m. Reckless Driver – Hwy 199 – 8:06 p.m. Suspicious Activity – Falcon Rd. – 10:19 p.m. Tuesday, November 20 Speak with an Officer – 1:51 a.m. Public Service – Public Service – 7:50 a.m. Theft of Property – South Parkway – 8:18 a.m. Welfare Check – High school Rd. – 8:47 a.m. Assault – E. Poplar – 9:13 a.m. Traffic Stop – Hwy 45 S – 10:46 a.m. Public Service – Public Service – 11:18 a.m. Suspicious Vehicle – Hwy 142 – 12:46 p.m. Speak with an Officer – 1:42 p.m. Suspicious Person – Clarence Barham Rd. – 3:48 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Finger Leapwood Rd. – 3:40 p.m. Traffic Stop – Wolf Pen at Essary – 5:17 p.m. Reckless Driver – Junction – 6:42 p.m. Reckless Driver – Hwy 45 S – 8:07 p.m. 911 Hang Up – Marshall Hunter Rd. – 9:09 p.m.

Suspicious Activity – Griswell Ln. – 9:08 p.m. Wednesday, November 21 Traffic Stop – Bypass – 5:31 a.m. Suspicious Vehicle – Hwy 64 E. – 7:33 a.m. Tresspassing – Farmville Rd. – 10:27 a.m. Animal Control – New Salem – 11:03 a.m. Suspicious Person – Roberts Rd. – 1:30 p.m. Theft of Property – Vernie Kirk Rd. – 1:31 p.m. Traffic Stop – Tulu Ln – 2:47 p.m. Medical Psychiatric Behavorial – Sandy Flatt Dr. – 2:55 p.m. Theft of Property – Hwy 64 W. – 3:32 p.m. Public Service – Public Service – 3:42 p.m. Extra Patrol – Taylor Rd. – 4:24 p.m. Theft of Property – Pleasant Site Rd. – 4:30 p.m. Traffic Stop – Hwy 142 – 5:33 p.m. Serving Warrant – Purdy – 6:52 p.m. Serving Warrant – Clay Hill Dr. – 7:03 p.m. Traffic Stop – 64 – 7:24 p.m. Serving Warrant – Irons – 7:27 p.m. Serving Warrant – Old Stage Rd. – 7:31 p.m. Serving Warrant – Pleasant Ridge Lp – 7:41 p.m. Public Service – Pyron St. – 8:32 p.m. Traffic Stop – Bethel Dollar Store – 11:54 p.m. Thursday, November 22 Reckless Driver – High School Rd. – 12:25 a.m. Domestic in Progress, Verbal – Serenity Springs Ln – 2:36 a.m. MVA No injuries – Block of Leapwood Enville – 2:23 a.m. Public Service – Felix Taylor Rd. – 7:48 a.m. Serving Warrant – Charlie Burns – 9:06 a.m. Animal Control – Bethel Purdy – 10:26 a.m. Disturbance Noise – Taylor Rd. – 10:44 a.m. Suspicious Activity – Michie Pharmacy – 4:29 p.m. Disturbance unknown – Hamburg Rd. – 6:41 p.m. Harass Phone Calls – Industrial Park Dr. – 9:18 p.m. Friday, November 23 Fire Automobile – Gravel Hill Rd. – 12:27 a.m. Public Service – Public Service – 8:16 a.m. MVA no Injuries – Hwy 57 – 12:25 p.m. Public Service – Public Service – 1:59 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Capooth Rd. – 4:08 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Pleasant Site Rd. – 4:19 p.m. Domestic in Progress, Verbal – Ed Barham Rd. – 8:27 p.m. Public Service – Hwy 64 W – 9:00 p.m. Reckless Driver – 9:22 p.m. Medical Psychiatric Behavioral – Dee Moore Rd. – 9:43 p.m. Saturday, November 24 Suspicious Person – Airport – 4:33 a.m. Suspicious Vehicle – Friendship Rd. – 8:59 a.m. Speak with an Officer – 12:37 p.m. Alarm Residence – Leapwood Enville Rd. – 1:06 p.m. Traffic Stop – Hwy 64 W – 1:21 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Industrial Park Dr. – 1:21 p.m. Theft of Property – Hubert Manual Rd. – 2:06 p.m. Animal Control – Matt Rd. – 4:08 p.m. Alarm Residence – Hwy 64 E – 3:45 p.m. Public Service – Hwy 45 S – 5:31 p.m. Extra Patrol – Hamburg Rd. – 5:57 p.m. Drunk Driver – Ervine Hester Rd. – 6:30 p.m. Medical Psychiatric Behavioral – Young Rd. – 6:45 p.m. Domestic in Progress, Verbal – Hwy 142 – 6:49 p.m. Domestic in Progress, Verbal – Buena Vista Rd. – 8:14 p.m. Welfare Check – Joe Dillon Rd. – 8:20 p.m. Public Service – 8:47 p.m. Reckless Driver – Hwy 45 S – 9:11 p.m. Suspicious Vehicle – Kason Ln. – 9:13 p.m. Traffic Stop – Hamburg Rd. – 10:03 p.m. Domestic in Progress, Verbal – Elmer Cox Rd. – 11:03 p.m. Animal Control, Barking dog – Chewalla Rd. – 11:29 p.m. Sunday, November 25 Vandalism – Puron Rd. – 10:48 a.m. Vandalism – Puron Rd. – 10:48 a.m. Theft of Property – Ramer Selmer Rd. – 12:23 p.m. 911 Hang up – Ramer Selmer Rd. – 1:58 p.m. Public Service – Old Stage Rd. – 2:05 p.m. Animal Control – Dickey Rd. – 2:25 p.m. Animal Control – Center Hill Rd. – 3:10 p.m. Theft of Property – King Rd. – 6:28 p.m. Public Assist – Glen Dr. – 8:00 p.m. Traffic Stop – Hamburg Rd. – 10:11 p.m. Speak with and Officer – 10:22 p.m. Domestic in Progress, Verbal – Hwy 45 N – 11:01 p.m. 911 Hang up – Hwy 45 N – 11:32 p.m. Extra Patrol – Old Lawton Rd. – 11:27 p.m. Monday, November 26 Speak with an Officer – Pleasant Site Rd. – 12:02 a.m.

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neer look at the bridge?” said Merry. “We might be able to find some pre-fab bridge slabs and do some repair work on it. We have two years to get it repaired,” said the mayor. The board made no recommendations at this time. Deloris Redden addressed the board regarding the lack of follow up on bids for the pavilion desired at the city park. Jed Baker had previously estimated $20,000 for a 30x30 metal building with a stage similar to the one in Selmer City Park. The city will follow up on any bids received and report at the next meeting. Prior to the called beer board meeting, previous mayor Mike Glisson addressed the board and asked what is to keep a restaurant owner from having a bar? “He is not planning on having a bar and if he did we can address that,” said Mayor David Baker. “We just don’t need a bar situation,” said Glisson. “We have always had that provision in the city ordinance to sell beer,” said Merry. All beer licenses in the city are renewed annually. Estel Mills addressed the board and asked if the state did not require 3 readings prior to changing any bylaws. He stated he has spoken to City Attorney Paul Simpson who stated Michie did not ask for an exemption from 3 to 2 readings. Mills also discussed the history of the restaurant property and the 7 houses in that neighborhood who a beer license will directly affect. “I think you have a responsibility when beer is to be sold in that neighborhood to ask the neighbors how they feel. I am not sure you asked anyone in the neighborhood. I have spoken to all the neighbors, and they don’t

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olate will be served. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact city hall. All donations of food and toys will be distributed within the Michie community to needy families and children identified by the local school. A food or toy donation can also be dropped off at Michie City Hall. The board also discussed the expired contract of John Shaw, retired water department manager. “I spoke to John and although he would prefer to stay on the old contract, we can go forward and call him when we need him,” said Mayor David Baker. The board agreed to utilize Shaw as needed and pay him for hours worked at a rate of $15 per hour for any future service offered to the city. The board also had the second reading of the amended beer ordinance. Alderman James Merry made a motion to approve the second reading of the ordinance, seconded by Brandon Nabors. In a roll call vote the only no vote came from Alderman Jed Baker. Ordinance passed. In new business the board discussed the purchase of 4 desktop computers for the Michie Elementary School as a result of the Education Roundup Program on utility bills. The city also discussed receipt of a letter from Stan Reynolds at the State Department of Transportation regarding a recent bridge inspection in the city. The bridge on Dillon Road received a poor rating. “Do we need to have an engi-

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want to get involved but are not in favor of it,” continued Mills. “I do believe some of you men go to the same church. Think how this reflects Christ and your community,” said Brian Rainey. Several other citizens spoke prior to the meetings end regarding their concern for beer sales in the community. The beer board was called to order. The city was considering a beer license for Top O’ The River Restaurant owner Tim Hearnsberger. “I believe he will run a very good place,” said Alderman Anthony Smith. “We can certainly take a look at the ordinance to prevent a restaurant from opening a bar,” said Merry. The board asked attorney Terry Abernathy if the ordinance required 3 readings. “The way the ordinance was drafted I thought 2 readings was all that was required but will certainly be happy to look into it,” said Abernathy. “I will not have a bar or any outside consumption, only on the premises,” said Hearnsberger. “You could look at lowering the speed limit,” said Mills. “We will be happy to look into lowering the speed limit,” said Merry. Merry made a motion to grant on premises sale of beer to Top O’ The River Restaurant, seconded by Nabors. All board members voted yes, except Jed Baker. The permit was granted and the meeting was adjourned.

County shares in Used Motor Oil Collection Grant By Meg Lockheart Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced $322,400 in collection grants to establish, upgrade and expand used motor oil collection centers in 21 counties across Tennessee. McNairy County was named to the list of 21 counties and is slated to receive $16,300 of the grant money for a tank, canopy, pad, crusher, heater, pump and absorbent. “It’s important to educate citizens on the proper disposal of used motor oil, and the use of these convenient community collection centers can have a direct impact on the water quality of our lakes, streams and groundwater in Tennessee,” Haslam said. Tennesseans who change their own motor oil generate more than one million gallons of used oil each year, which can pollute soil and water and interfere with the operation of sewer systems when not properly disposed. Visit or call toll-free at 1-800-287-9013 for more information concerning used oil collection centers, operating hours, requirements for collection locations that accept commercial used oil and other facts about used oil.

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2012 Class 2A State Championship

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Game begins Dec. 1 @ 11 a.m. Tennessee Tech University Cookeville, Tenn.


Adamsville Cardinals (2A) District 15-A 12-1 (4-0)

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Last Meeting: Dresden W 27-07 (Nov. 25, 2011)

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Cardinals State-bound AHS downs Dresden 28-7: Play for state title Dec. 1

Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo

Adamsville Jacob Dengler and Ross Burcham show their emotions after the game. The Cardinals secured their first ever berth to the state championship held in Cookeville on the Campus of Tennessee Tech. By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

Cardinals flew high over the Lions from Dresden High School last Friday, securing their first ever trip to the state championship game.

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The Cardinals faced a rematch of last season’s semi-finals, but this time they traveled to Dresden looking for redemption. The Cardinals offense would start the game off, and with out the help from starting running back Zak Neary. The Cardinals were able to move the ball but got bogged down and were forced to punt. Both offenses would battle back and forth but it was a defensive showdown as no team was able to score in the first quarter. The tough battle continued, both teams playing strong, knowing there is a state title game on the line. Fortunately the Cardinals were the first to get on the score board when Dalton Plunk connected with Ross Burcham for the score with just over 2 minutes left in

the first half. After missing a second opportunity at points by fumbling near the goal line, the Cardinals defense came on the field and made a stand. By not allowing the Lions to get out of their own end zone, the Cardinals were able to force a punt and get the ball back just before the half. With only 16 seconds left on the clock the Cardinals scored for a second time. Quarterback Dalton Plunk made an excellent throw into the end zone, dropping it right in the hands of Jacob Terry who made the catch. The touchdown put the Cardinals up 14-0 going into half-time. The second half was much of the same, the offense moved the ball at times and the defense played lights out. Led by Jacob Dengler and Josh Chappell the Cardinals defense would not budge against the hard running Lions. The third quarter, like the first, there were no points put on the board from either team. The Cardinals defense stayed as strong, as they have been all season, and the offense

See AHS - Dresden, 3A

Break on through: Cards standing on doorstep of first ever state title By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Last week head coach Brandon Gray said his team was just 48 minutes from Cookeville. This week the Cardinals are 48 minutes from bringing the school its first state championship not won with brass, percussion, and a captivating color guard. The Cardinal Marching Band has set the standard for excellence alone at AHS long enough, and now the football Cardinals will get their shot to turn both Friday night fixtures into a state title-touting tandem that future teams will fear. With its victory over Dresden in the semifinals last Friday, Adamsville (12-1) sailed into uncharted waters by earning a berth to the BlueCross Bowl Class 2A State Championship where the Cardinals will attempt to capsize the Commanders of Friendship Christian School (12-1). FCS will provide nothing but rough waters for AHS on its maiden voyage to the finals, and the Red Rage’s last opponent will vouch for that. The defending state champion Commanders blanked the Dresden Lions 34-0 for all the marbles in last year’s season finale at Tennessee Tech. Not only have AHS and FCS never met on the gridiron, the two teams have not a single common opponent in the 2012 season. The Commanders enter as winners of their last 10 games with the team’s only defeat coming at the hands of 28-21 loss to Gordonsville in Week Three. Gordonsville will also be in Cookeville playing Huntingdon for the Class 1A Championship. FCS is averaging just shy of 42 points per game on the year while giving up less than 11. In the playoffs, Friendship has not been too friendly to the competition, beating opponents by an average of 28 points per game.

See State preview, 3A

Staff Photos by Brian Azevedo

(Top) Dalton Plunk takes the snap. (Above) Jacob Dengler powers into the end zone. Dengler put the Cardinals up 21-0 early in the fourth quarter.


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Bobcats pounce on Tigers for early season wins By Amanda Lowrance

ing the lead, McNairy Central welcomed their first win on the season (1-2).

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McNairy Central Middleton

McNairy Central boys’ and girls’ teams pulled together for back-to-back wins in last week’s road game against the Middleton Tigers. The Lady Bobcats celebrated a one-point win over the Lady Tigers, maintaining their undefeated record of 3-0.

McNairy Central Middleton

“Middleton is always a tough place to get a win,” said Bobcat Coach Steve Forsythe. “We played really hard in this game. We still have a lot of things to correct, but we beat a really good team tonight and hopefully we can correct our mistakes and use this game as a confidence builder going into our first district game with Southside next week.” The Bobcats clashed against the Tigers and decided to take a new approach, which resulted in a seven-point win. “We were only one of six from three-point range, but we didn’t settle for threes in this game and did a better job of attacking the basket,” said Forsythe. “We shot 23 of 42 for 54.8 %, turned it over 18 times, but also had 12 steals. We didn’t shoot the ball well from the free throw line (12 of 21), but thankfully neither did they (7 of 16).”

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“We had a good comeback in the second half after being down by 10,” said Lady Bobcat Coach Jerry Lott. “We outscored them 15-6 in the third quarter to cut the deficit to one. Mikaela and Mallorie were able to score inside and Porsha had two three point baskets in the second half.”


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(McNairy) Stuart Littlejohn: 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl; CJ Barnes: 17 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 Stl; Reggie McNeal: 11 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 3 Stl; Jonathan Nixon: 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl; Elijah Sanders: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Corbin Kennedy: 2 Pts, 1 Reb; Photo by Amanda Lowrance Vozzie Richardson: 2 Pts; Clay Dancer: 1 Ast; Lane MCHS sophomore guard, Rebekah Lowrie makes a bounce pass inside Brewer: 1 Stl the perimeter.

The close victory sent the Bobcats out on the court for another head-to-head matchup against the Tigers. Extra second quarter points and after maintain-

JR Cardinals fall to Hardin Co. at home Blue Devils, Eagles split pair By Brian Azevedo

By Brian Azevedo

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The Lady Cardinals took the court first and went to work against the Lady Tigers from Hardin County Middle School.

The Cardinals' and the Tigers' boys teams took the court next and wasted little time getting the action started. The Cardinals played well, but were unable to claw back for the win.

Lady Tigers 22 Lady Cardinals 15 The Cardinals played well in the beginning, but were unable to capitalize on several opportunities. Fortunately the defense was playing well and the Cardinals stayed right in it. After ending the first quarter with a 7-6 Tiger lead, the Cardinals were unable to get anything going offensively. Only scoring two points in the second quarter the Lady Cardinals had a hole to climb out of going in to halftime down 14-8. The second half started much of the same as the first, the Cardinals were unable to take advantage of opportunities and turned the ball over. The Lady Cards were only able to put up two more points and started the fourth quarter down 21-10. The Lady Cards made a surge in the fourth quarter but were unable to come away with enough points to catch up. The defense held the Tigers to only one point, but were only able to put up five of their own, and lost the game 22-15.

Tigers 39 Cardinals 23 The Cardinals came out ready to play and ran the court with Hardin County. Both teams were making plays on defense but also missing opportunities around the rim. The Cardinals made a late run led by Tyler Luna and went in the second quarter down four points, 10-6. The Cards stepped up the offense in the second quarter but were outscored by the Tigers by just one point. The Tiger held the lead going into halftime 19-14. The Cardinals came out in the third quarter and found themselves facing a Hardin County team that was in a rhythm. Adamsville did their best to get on the board, but was only able to score five points. The Cards trailed going into the fourth quarter 35-19. Both teams got to get a lot of younger players experience in the fourth quarter and both teams were able to put four points on the board. Bringing the final score to a Cardinal loss, 39-23.

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The Lady Devils came away with a win as they hosted Savannah Christian Academy. The Devils were not so lucky. Lady Devils 38 Lady Eagles 18 The Lady Devils played well on offense. They were led by Aysia Campbell with 16 points and Jourdan Dengler with 11. The Lady Devils were again anchored by their tough defense and strong post play and look forward to hosting Ramer Thursday night. Eagles 37 Blue Devils 32 The Blue Devils played a solid game against a tough Eagles team. They played well together and played hard, but just could not put enough points on the board. The Devils were led offensively by big man Clint Coleman, who posted eight points

in the contest. The Devils are always in the game, and are just looking for that game to get the offense rolling and get them the victories they deserve. The Devils have a fight on their hands Thursday night, when they host the Ramer Eagles.

County Jr. High Basketball Standings -Girls- Selmer Michie Bethel Ramer Adamsville

Record 3-2 (3-0) 5-0 (2-0) 5-2 (1-2) 0-2 (0-2) 0-5 (0-2)

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Week 13: Five finish 5-0, Hembree prevails

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2012 Beat the Coaches: College Football Pick’em

Coaches enter final week tied for lead By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

With only one week to play in Top O’ the River’s 2012 Beat the Coaches: College Football Pick’em, two coaches are tied for the lead. Meanwhile, our contestants keep on bringing home the bacon...I mean catfish. Renee Hembree’s 28-14 prediction on Notre Dame’s 22-13 win over Southern Cal last Saturday gave her the edge over four other pickers that finished 5-0 in week 13, making her our winner. In what turned out to be a solid week for pickers, more than half finished with records of 4-1 or better. Like Hembree, Lane Dimmick, Zachary Weatherford, Wes Rhodes, and Scotty Wolfe also finished 5-0, which made for a very competitive finish. Brandon Alldredge finished with the best record for the coaches, 4-1, but still stands in fourth place. The competition at the top got a little tighter as Rennard Woodmore evened the score with Michael Stroup once again, and Brandon Gray remains all alone in third place. Rivalry week did not disappoint, supplying great games with the exception of the Oregon Ducks’ 48-24 damming of the in-state rival Beavers. Florida pulled away from in-state rival Florida State in the fourth quarter to steal a 37-26 win from the ‘Noles in Tallahassee, and South Carolina marched into the other Death Valley and topped in-state rival Clemson 27-17. Ohio State squeaked out a 26-21 payback win over that “team up north,” as Woody Hayes would say, and the Buckeyes finished the season undefeated at 12-0. Notre Dame ended its season unblemished as well, earning a spot in the BCS National Championship. OSU is not eligible for a bowl bid due to sanctions, so the Irish will await the winner of the SEC Championship between No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia. In that game Houdini is pulling for the No. 3 under-Dawgs in an attempt to make his season record respectable the hard way. Likewise, he’s No. 18 Texas to win at No. 6 Kansas St. The horse is also taking Middle Tennessee to win the Sunbelt Conference title win a road win against Arkansas State. In the ACC Championship, Houdini is going with the favored, No. 13 FSU to down Georgia Tech, and he chose the No. 12 Cornhuskers to bring Nebraska its first Big Ten Championship with a victory over Wisconsin. 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. (All rankings are a reflection of the BCS Rankings released Nov. 25.)

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2012 Record: 36-29 Last Week: 4-1

2012 Record: 32-32 Last Week: 1-4

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Tuesday, Dec. 4 – 6:00 p.m. MCHS @ AHS




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2012 Record: 40-25 Last Week: 2-3

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2012 Record: 40-25 Last Week: 3-2



#4 Trinity Christian (6-4) 65 114 Trinity Chr. #5 BTW (3-7) 12 #3 Peabody (7-3)

2012 Record: 37-28 Last Week: 2-3


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#2 Loretto (7-3)

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#3 Trousdale Co. (7-3) 20 107 Trousdale Co. 21 #6 Jackson Co. (5-5) 19 204 Marion Co. #2 Marion Co. (8-2) 108 Marion Co. 48 Bye #1 Adamsville (9-1)

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#1 Friendship Chr. (9-1) 105 Bye #4 Watertown (7-3)

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ahs - dresden From Page 1B

was just not able to get in the end zone. That changed early in the fourth quarter, after the Cardinals switched ends of the field and Jacob Dengler powered in the Football from only a few yards out. The Cardinals touchdown gave the boys a 21-0 lead in the fourth quarter and the state title game was in sight. The Cardinals defense was still playing great football, and the frustrated Lions just could not find a way to move the ball. The atmosphere around the home stands was quiet, but the players on both sides continued to fight. The Cardinals made one last statement, as Jacob Dengler again powered into the end zone, all but securing the victory and giving the Cardinals a 28 point lead with just over seven minutes to play. The Cardinals were able to get a lot of young guys valuable post season game experience, and the Lions were able to mount a drive. The Lions still had fight in them, and made their way into the end zone with just over 3 minutes left in the game. Unfortunately for the Lions this was all too little too late as the Cardinals punched their ticket to the state championship for the first time in school history. “I am really proud of the way the guys played”, said head coach Brandon Gray. “They played hard, and they never quit. As a coach that is all you can ask for. We play Friendship Christian next week, they are a good team and we are going to have to figure out what they do well and try to take that away. Our coaching

Adamsville Cardinals Dalton Plunk (Top) and Jacob Dengler (Bottom) are presented with Edward Jones Players of the Week honors by Sam Vise for their performances in last Friday’s win at Dresden. Plunk was chosen for his offensive output, throwing two touchdown passes while completing nine of his 14 throws for a almost 120 yards through the air. Dengler was the team’s defensive selection, following up his big performance in the quarterfinals against Loretto with 10 tackles, two of which were for a loss, in the semifinals. staff has done a great job getting the guys ready to play. They work hard and prepare meticulously and the kids feed off them. We are going to play our game and we are going to play hard until the end and hopefully we can beat Amron Forsythe to a state title.” The Cardinals travel to Cookeville on the campus of Tennessee Tech, and will take on Friendship Christian at 11 A.M. this Saturday (Dec. 1).


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(Adamsville) Rushing – Jacob Terry: 89 Yds, 6 Car; Dustin Neill: 61 Yds, 8 Car; Hayden Reece: 47 Yds, 7 Car; Jacob Dengler: 39 Yds, 9 Car, 2 Td; Onri Dameron: 20 Yds, 4 Car; John Reed Odom: 16 Yds, 5 Car. Passing – Dalton Plunk: 119 Yds, 9 Comp, 2 Td. Receiving – Ross Burcham: 78 Yds, 4 Rec, 1 Td; Jacob Terry: 32 Yds, 3 Rec, 1 Td; Jonah Lusk: 9 Yds, 1 Rec. Defense – Jacob Dengler: 10 Tkl, 2 TFL; John Reed Odom: 5 Tkl, 3.5 TFL, 1 Sack; Josh Chappell: 2 Tkl, 1 Sack; Seth Killingsworth, Hayden Reece, Daniel Milford, Zach Whitney: 2 Tkl; Ross Burcham, Chris Bernier, Dylan Sweat, Eric Stanford: 1 Tkl.

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AHS has been nothing to sneeze at in the playoffs either, beating its opponents by an average margin of 32 points while allowing less than five points per game during the stretch. The Cardinals are averaging a little less than 35 points per game and give up less than 10. Riding a 13-game winning streak, the team has not be shaken by defeat since its 21-14 loss to Chester County in Week One. Rightfully so, the Cardinals and Commanders are the top two 2A teams on Sonny Moore’s Computer Power Rankings though FCS possesses a four-point advantage in overall ratings. According to the numbers, Adamsville has played the tougher schedule, but both teams are ranked in the top 70 overall with the Cards at No. 68 and the Commanders at No. 54 having stormed into the postseason to blow away all challengers. For many players, this game, no matter the outcome, will be their last. Adamsville will say goodbye to 19 seniors of whom Gray said he is privileged to coach. Of course, the winningest class of seniors in AHS Football history will not be alone on their mission. Underclassmen, coaches, cheerleaders, band members, teachers, students, community members, local business owners, and the rest of Adamsville will be right behind them, climbing toward the top of the mountain while taking each and every step as they have for every yard this season; together. The game is scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. on Saturday. For live coverage of the contest, tune into your local PBS station for the television broadcast and 88.5 WTTU FM for radio. The game can also be streamed live online at www. For ticket information, visit the same website or contact AHS Assistant Principal Mike Kimmons at (731) 632-3273.


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Adamsville 52 Hardin County 51

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Big Ten quarterback has McNairy County roots By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

Did you know there is a former McNairy County Athlete playing football in the Big Ten Conference? Purdue quarterback Rob Henry is a native of Guys, who, following an outstanding high school career in Florida, has made his way to play quarterback at a highly rated Division I football team. Henry’s grandmother is a teacher at Selmer Elementary, and his family has lived in the Guys area for more than five generations, and he attended kindergarten at Ramer Elementary. Henry began playing football at the “Y” in Corinth after his dad took a job in the area. He went on to play junior high football in Corinth, Miss. and also played his freshman and sophomore years of high school football at Corinth High School. Coaches at CHS knew Henry’s athletic ability as a defensive back, and that is where they elected to play him, despite those that knew him best saying he needed to be a quarterback. Head coach John Brantley, who had won the state championship the year before at Trin-

ity Catholic High School, was a family friend and had expressed a need for a quarterback. After watching film on Henry, they were very interested in him. So, Henry and his grandfather moved to Florida during Christmas break of his sophomore year in 2006, and he finished out his high school career at TCHS. Henry was recruited by several schools in the area, but he passed over scholarship offers from Northern Illinois and Vanderbilt University to sign with the Purdue Boilermakers where he was red-shirted his freshman year. He did not stay on the bench for long the following season. Henry shared time at quarterback with Robert Marve. He led the Boilermakers to a key conference win against Minnesota, but he was hurt on a freak accident against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Oct. 23, 2010. Henry, while trying to stiffarm a Buckeye defender, drove his fingernail back into the digit when his hand struck his opponent’s helmet. The tough, young quarterback finished out the season with good numbers, but it would not be his last injury. The next spring is when everything went wrong. During a nor-

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McNairy County native and Purdue Boilermaker Rob Henry shakes off an Eastern Michigan defender. mal spring practice, while only in shorts, shirts, and helmets Rob made that wrong cut and tore his Anterior cruciate ligament. After consulting with many team officials and family, Henry had surgery on his right knee.

Battling back after his injury, Henry has had limited playing time in the 2012 season where he has thrown one touchdown in only 23 attempts. Henry’s Boilermakers finished the season 6-6 on the sea-

son and 3-5 in the conference, leaving much room for improvement next year. Looking to make his way back into the starting position, Henry will hopefully lead his Boilermakers to a Big Ten Championship in 2013.

Non-AQ Notre Dame is no underdog in National Championship Game By Christen Coulon Editor

For the first time since the creation of the Bowl Championship Series in 1998, Notre Dame, a team from a non-AQ conference, will make an appearance in the BCS Championship game. However, unlike past years where Boise State or TCU made impressive runs only to be snubbed by the selection committee or the computer ratings, Notre Dame’s chances of entering the game never garnered the David vs. Goliath comparisons from the media that plagued other non-AQ competitors making a run at the championship. It’s been said that BCS bowl selections are nothing if not unfair. So, why was Notre Dame’s selection given credence while other non-AQ teams in the same position are not? To help answer this question, I will give a brief explanation of how BCS selections work. Of the four BCS Bowl games each year, Rose, Fiesta, Sugar and Orange, champions from the AQ conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12, and SEC) are guaranteed a spot in one of these games regardless of their rankings. This rule gobbles up six of the eight spots before the first game of the season is played leaving only two spots for teams from non-AQ conferences to compete. Non-AQ teams then must not only win their conference, but must also finish in the top 12, or in the top 16 and higher than at least one AQ conference champion to qualify for an


automatic spot in one of the BCS games. The rules stipulate that no more than one such team from Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Sun Belt Conference, and the Western Athletic Conference shall earn an automatic berth in any year. However, a second team from one of these conferences may qualify as a BCS at-large. After the automatic berths have been granted, the remaining berths, or berth known as “at-large” berths, are filled from a pool of teams who are ranked in the top 14 and have at least nine wins. The actual teams that are chosen for the at-large berths are determined by the individual bowl committees. If fewer than 10 teams are eligible for selection, then an at-large team will be any Football Bowl Subdivision team that is bowl-eligible, has won at least nine regular-season games, and is among the top 18 teams in the final BCS Standings, though any at-large team ranked in the top 14 will be guaranteed a bid over at-large teams ranked lower than 14th. If this condensed version of the selection rules doesn’t help you understand why Notre Dame has been able to go where no non-AQ has gone before, don’t worry. The rules as stated above do not apply to Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish who have earned 13 National Championships (second only to Alabama) and play a big time schedule actually have a special selection rule for BCS Bowl game consideration aptly named the Notre Dame rule.

The Notre Dame rule states that the Irish only need a top 8 finish in the BCS standings to get an automatic qualification. This rule, in certain cases, grants them automatic entry above other teams from AQ conferences who finish higher in the rankings. This year, the BCS No.7 ranked team, LSU, will not get a bid in a bowl game. Because of the BCS rules, bowl selection committees see LSU not as the seventh-best team in the nation, but as the fourth-best team from the Southeast Conference. If you have ever wondered why Notre Dame has not joined a conference for college football, now you know. In the case of Notre Dame, being a football nomad is the only choice that makes sense. The Irish will now challenge the winner of the SEC Championship Game this weekend, either Alabama or Georgia. Ironically, one of these two teams who are currently ranked as the nation’s No. 2 and No. 3 teams respectively, will likely not get a BCS bowl bid because a loss would almost certainly place them behind No. 4 Florida. This would make the loser of the SEC championship the No. 3 team from the SEC. I hope this story helps you better understand the BCS selection process, but if you are still confused, don’t worry. College football has already decided to scrap the whole system beginning in 2014, in favor of a four-team playoff. For those of you who love the complex mathematical formulas, unfair rules, bylaws, loopholes and bias present in the current system, the playoff system promises to be just as confusing and unfair.


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

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

Seventh-Day Adventist:

Bethel Springs Seventh Day Adventist 4352 Main St., Bethel Springs John Johnston, Pastor Saturday Worship: 9 a.m. Sabbath School: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

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

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.

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County 4-H judges livestock

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The Springs United Pentecostal Church held a student art show focusing on quilt design along with their regular quilt show. Awards were presented on October 20, 2012. Winners from Bethel Springs Elementary School in grades K-3 are: (Front) Christopher Baker, Honorable Mention; Georgia Kennedy, Honorable Mention; John Parsons, 3rd place; Tracy Martin, 1st place; (Back) Myles Rankin, Honorable Mention; Kaylee Hurst, 3rd place, Houston Barnes, 2nd place; Huston Johnson, Best of Show, and Ms. Anita Graves in far back.

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Twenty-three McNairy County 4-H members competed at the Western Region 4-H Livestock Judging Contest on Nov. 1. Pictured here are all competing members plus two of their coaches. (Front) Crystal McCormick, Natalie Adams, Amanda Cutler, and Hannah White, (Middle) Clint Isbell, Jordan Clifton, Bradley King, Samantha Battiest, Dylan Hunt, Savannah Battiest, Emily Martin, and Sarah Wallis, (Back) Coach James Kiser, Jessica Pind, Hunter Burns, Sydney Perrigo, Bryce Moore, Wesley Moore, Heather McCormick, James Cutler, Morgan Eskew, Max Sellers, Alex Harmon, Austin Ervin, and Coach Rod Barnes. Also coaching was 4-H Agent Julie Harstin (not pictured.) In the Junior High Division, Clint Isbell was 3rd place Individual, while Sydney Perrigo was 6th place individual.

school menus Winners in 4-6 grades are: (Front) Peyton Mitchell, Honorable Mention; (Back) Madelyn Pearson, Best of Show; Gabrielle Green. 1st place; Dalton Brasfield, 2nd place; art teacher, Ms. Anita Graves; Hailey Johnson, 3rd place; not pictured Collin Sealander.

Winners in the 7-12 division are: Brittany Scheele, Best of Show; Amy Deckon, 3rd place; Katie Turner, 1st place; art teacher, Ms. Anita Graves; Meriah Walk, 2nd place; Savannah Battiest, Honorable Mention; and Jeremiah Sanders, Honorable Mention.

Volume 08 Issue 23 November 28, November 21,2012 2012 Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association

McNairy County Elementary Schools Dec. 3 Breakfast: French Toast Sticks/ Syrup. Cereals, Variety. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Lunch: Popcorn Chicken/Roll or Sloppy Joe. Cheesy Potatoes. Lima Beans. Garden Salad. Mixed Fruit. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Dec. 4 Breakfast: Chicken & Biscuit. Cereals, Variety. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Lunch: Pizza or Chicken Fajita Wrap. French Fries. Refried Beans. Garden Salad. Diced Peaches. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Dec. 5 Breakfast: Sausage Breakfast Pizza or Yogurt Parfait. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Lunch: Steak & Gravy/Roll or Oven Baked Chicken/Roll. Fluffy Whipped Potatoes. Green Peas. Gar-

den Salad. Orange Wedges. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Dec. 6 Breakfast: Breakfast Bites/Syrup. Cereals, Variety. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Lunch: Corn Dog or Chicken Tetrazzini/Breadstick. Tiny Whole Potatoes. Broccoli with Cheese Sauce. Garden Salad. Blushing Pears. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Dec. 7 Breakfast: Sausage & Biscuit. Cereals, Variety. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Lunch: Turkey & Dressing/Roll or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich. Fluffy Whipped Potatoes. Green Beans. Creamy Cole Slaw. Cranberry Sauce. Strawberries & Bananas. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk Adamsville High and McNairy Central Dec. 3 Pizza or Popcorn Chicken/Roll or Managers Choice. French Fries. Fluffy Whipped Potatoes. Green

Beans. Garden Salad. Pear Halves. Fresh Fruit. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Dec. 4 Pizza or Cheeseburger or Spicy Chicken Sandwich. French Fries. Broccoli with Cheese Sauce. Glazed Carrots. Garden Salad. Diced Peaches. Fresh Fruit. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Dec. 5 Pizza or BBQ Sandwich or Mini Corn Dogs. French Fries. Baked Beans. Creamy Cole Slaw. Garden Salad. Mandarin Oranges. Fresh Fruit. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Dec. 6 Pizza or Soft Shell Taco or Managers Choice. French Fries. Whole Kernel Corn. Pinto Beans. Garden Salad. Pineapple Chunks. Fresh Fruit. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk. Dec. 7 Pizza or Turkey & Dressing/Roll. French Fries. Fluffy Whipped Potatoes. Green Beans. Creamy Cole Slaw. Cranberry Sauce. Strawberries & Bananas. Fresh Fruit. Choice of Juice. Choice of Milk.

National Honor Society Induction

The PawPrint is a publication of the McNairy Central High School Journalism Department. The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the administration, faculty or staff.

EDITOR Aaron Friend REPORTERS: Kate Moore, Caitlin Petty ADVISER Lisa Forsythe

UPCOMING EVENTS: Nov. 28 •7:30 am FCA Morning Devotion Nov. 29 •Faculty Mtg 3:05 Nov. 30 •BB Southside H 6:00 Dec. 5 •SRS order invitations during lunch Dec. 7 •Mistletoe Ball 7-11 Dec. 14 •Final Exams 1st & 2nd Block Dec. 17 •Final Exams 3rd & 4th Block

A Night of Elegance

The Career-Technical Department of MCHS is hosting a catfish supper on Tuesday, Dec. 18 before the MCHS/Adamsville basketball game. See any CTE photo by Lisa Forsythe student or faculty member Crowned as Princess was freshman Margie Coleman (far right), with to purchase a ticket in 1st alternate Lauren Steele (center, sophomore) and Kassy Brush (left, advance. Tickets will also sophomore). be sold at the door.

photo by Lisa Forsythe

The National Honor Society inducted 26 new members on November 20. New members are (L to R) Row 1: Allison Dillon, Anna Collins, Cassidy Ashe, Kassy Brush, Katelyn Gray, Blaire Robinson, Cassie Waddell, Madison Roach, Deven Graham Row 2: Wynter Miller, Vozzie Richardson, Mallorie Sweat, Hunter Steele, Megan Johnson, BaileyAnna Teague, Isaac Cagle, Sarah Stanfield, Corbin Kennedy, Lucy Berryman, Stuart Littlejohn, Emilee Hunter, Zipporah Woods, Christa Sides, James Smith, Jacob Mullins, Preston Shackelford.

photo by Lisa Forsythe

Crowned as Queen was senior Caroline Rowsey (far right), with 1st alternate Averi Yalda (center, junior) and 2nd alternate Deven Graham (left, senior).


Wednesday, november 28, 2012

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Real estate



101 - for sale

401 - for sale

ANNIVERSARY SALE - Who said you couldn't buy new homes in the 20's anymore? New 2 bedroom homes starting at $25,950. New 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes starting at $29,950. VOTED BEST OF SHOW - Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath $44,500. All homes delivered and set up on your lot with central air. Hurry! Limited number at these prices. CLAYTON HOMES SUPERCENTER OF CORINTH Hwy 72 W, 1/4 mile west of hospital. (TF)

Dell laptop $200 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-9256183. (TF) Dr. Trimmer 15 Hp Kawasaki, like new, $1500.Stickly table and 4 chairs $150. Small maple desk fair condition $50. 1963 Massey Ferguson tractor w/ box blade $2200. Phone (731) 934-9320 or (731) 434-8245. (28,29)

401 - for sale

401 - for sale

402 - wanted

Propane heater, $50. 250 Gal. propane tank, $250. Smooth top range, $150. 27 in. ( Sanyo) TV, $25. 32 in. TV ( nice stand), $100. Exercise bike, $10. Sofa (nice), $200. Black wood dinner table with 6 chairs, $150. 18 in. refrigerator, $150. Call 645-4986. (28)

Christmas Shopping Spree! Sale is at 3761 Hines Gin Rd. (near McDougle's Store) Fri. Nov. 30 and Sat. Dec. 1 from 9 am- till? Exercising equip., furniture, pictures, knickknacks, Christmas gift items/ decorations, much more. (28)

We buy junk cars and heavy scrap. (731) 610-8666. (TF)

Holiday Schedule: The Independent Appeal will be publishing early for the week of Christmas and New Years, therefore, we will have the following ad deadlines. Deadline will be December 20 for December 26 newspaper; Deadline will be December 27 for January 2, 2013 newspaper. 215A Court Ave. Selmer, TN

Carla Hall Broker/Owner

(731) 645-4255

Nice 3BD, 2BA 1997 Single wide on 1/2 acre in Bethel Springs. Central H/A $15,000. Call (731) 376-8708. (28)

2012 - Woodtown lp., Shiloh $38,900 * Traditional * 3 Bedrooms * 2 Baths * Partial Basement * 2 acs * Treed yard * Carport

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: MOVE IN SPECIAL, No deposit for the month of November! 2 bedrooms & Townhouses. Washer/Dryer hook-ups included. Call Earl @ (731) 926-0507 or Joanne @ (731) 727-4823. (TF) ECONOMY INN Motel: Low weekly rates. Free wireless internet, microwave & refrigerator. (731) 645-6155. (TF)

3712 - Pharr Ave., Selmer - $30,000 * Great Investment Property * Shop * 1 Bedroom * Dining Room * 1 bath * Office * Bonus room

Buying junked, wrecked, and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731610-8827. (TF)

3912 - Payne Rd., Finger - $82,500 * Ranch * Garage * 3 Bedrooms * 2 Baths * Fenced Yard * 1 acres +/!!!! duced



3BD, 1BA on Hwy 45S. Central H/A. Range and refrigerator. Large dining room. Handicap ramp. $500/ month + deposit. No pets. 3BD, 1BA carport and outside storage. $400/month + deposit. No pets. Call 645-5288. (28)

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)

The date has been changed to SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 • 10 A.M. Selmer, TN at 735 Mulberry Ave. (right beside Community South Bank)

Antiques, Collectibles, & Cast Iron. Watch next week’s paper for listings

Nationwide Auctioneers & Liquidators TN 4309 - AR 1987 - MS F416 Auctionzip ID #4676 Keith Moore MAL 259 - MFL 416

For more info., call Col. Keith Moore at 731-610-1458 (Cell). American Auction Company Nationwide Auctioneers & Liquidators “We Work Harder for Your Top Dollar!”

3611 - Hwy 64 W - 2 ac +/-

4412 - Lake Trail Lp, Selmer - $109,900 * 2 Story * Large Porch * 4 Bedrooms * 2.5 Baths * 2.05 ac +/- * Dog Pen * Double Garage

located on a 4 lane highway.

Already has a barn, and is ready for you dream house. $14,500

Trailer for rent: 2BD, 2BA on Feddie Davis Rd. No pets. Call 610-6614. (27,28)

Very nice 4 BD, 2BA mobile home in Stantonville. CHA, Shed, front/back deck. No pets. $500/month + $500 deposit. References required. Call (662)415-4341. (28)

501 - professional services


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)

For Rent: 2BD 1BA house for rent in Bethel Springs, TN. $325/ month + $325 deposit. Call 934-0402. (28)



DECEMBER 1, 2012 . . . 10:00 A.M. LOCATION: Take Old Stage Road West from downtown

Adamsville, TN to sale site approximately 6 miles West of Adamsville & about half-way between Adamsville & Selmer.

3256787: 58 Grandview, Selmer, TN - Beautiful 2-story brick home in one of Selmer’s nicest subdivisions with a breathtaking view. Master bedroom is 20x25, master bath with tile shower, double vanities, hardwood & tile down. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. granite counter, office, formal dining.

Peggy Pickle Griffin Owner/Affil. Broker

Shirley Sweat Broker

Brandi Mangrum Affiliate Broker




#3169289: Selmer - Too many amenities to mention. Property is residential or commercial. Completely remodeled, all hardwood & tile floors, 3 fireplaces, granite countertops, pantry to die for, more storage than you can believe, privacy fenced back yard, patio & courtyard.



Terms On Real Estate—10% Down Day of Sale in Earnest Money, Balance & Possession With Deed on or Within 30 Days. Buyer Will Assume 2013 Property Taxes. No Buyer’s Premium. Will Be Sold on Site. Contact Reed’s Auction Co. at 731-352-3927 or 731-234-9171 for a copy of a survey dated 2008. We can fax, e-mail or mail you a copy.

3257203: 800 Lynnbrook, Selmer, TN - Brick home in great neighborhood across from hospital, priced below county appraisal. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has formal living/dining, den w/fireplace, family room, screened porch, dbl carport with storage room & basement, storm shelter room.

3BD, 1.5 BA on 4 acres of land on Archer Rd. in Bethel Springs. $500/month. Call 6100019. (28) 4 BD, 1 BA 4 miles from Walmart. Central H/A, with carport and storage building. No pets. $500/month + $300 deposit. Call 610-2182. (28)

#3249425: 119 Armour Drive, Selmer, TN- One-owner brick home on 1.49 acres with 2 work shops. Large covered patio to enjoy family & friends. Inside is an open living area, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood flooring under carpet. CH&A unit almost new.

3257715: 31 Harwood, Adamsville, TN - Great home for young couple, retired couple or rental property. Good neighborhood, large. level front yard with shade trees. The vinyl siding, 2 bedroom, 1 bath home has a garage on each end of house.

# 3213846: 471 Hillcrest, Selmer, TN - This vinyl siding home with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath & bonus room has been remodeled, new bath fixtures, new paint, floor covering. House has open living area with covered deck entrance from dining area & also from bonus room. House sits on over an acre lot.

3BD, 1BA. brick house in Selmer. Central H/A. No pets. $475/ month + deposit. Call 6102877. (TF)

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)

204 - recreational 1542 Alweld, flat bottom boat. 30 HP Yamaha. Foot control troller motor, depth finder. Asking $2,400 OBO. Call 6100867. (28)



SUZANNE REED, BROKER JAMES T. REED, AFFILIATE BROKER & AUCTIONEER McKENZIE, TN LICENSE NO. 159, FIRM NO. 39 731-352-3927 731-234-9171 COL. JAMES T. REED - Auctioneer, McKenzie, TN, 731-352-3927, Lic. No. 159, Firm No. 39 Web site:

#3254075: 184 Bramblewood, Selmer, TN - Good area - close to schools, grocery, hosptial. Hardwood flooring in living room, eat-in kitchen, plenty of cabinets, stove & refrigerator stay with house. Wooded back yard, patio, 3 storage buildings.

#3253468: 65 Linda, Guys, TN - Plenty of privacy, woods behind house, large yard, Inside is an open living area, lots of nice cabinets, beautiful bar, split bedroom plan, master bath has garden tub & stand up shower. laundry room, storage building.

3257205: 3126 New Bethel, Selmer, TN - House with full basement. There are 2 bedrooms, 1 bath on main level, 3 rooms in basement. The home has CH&A, wooded lot. Investors, with a little work, this would be a great rental property.

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

Page 8B v Independent Appeal 501 - professional services AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF) DOUG BUTLER: House leveling, rotting sills, replace floors, cracking brick - 30 years experience. (731) 239-8945, cell (662) 284-6146. Free estimates. (TF) Home Remodeling and repairs. Concrete driveways and patios wood decks and plumbing. Call Bob (731)439-0392 (25,26,27,28)

503 - public notices NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 9, 2006, executed by Cristy Walker and Michael Walker, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee recorded August 14, 2006, in Deed Book 383, Page 360-371; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-18 who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 355-117, 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 December 6, 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: LYING AND BEING IN THE SEVENTH CIVIL DISTRICT OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, BEGINNING AT A CONCRETE RIGHTOF-WAY MARKER IN THE EASTERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STATE ROUTE #224 (50 FOOT RIGHT-OF-WAY), THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED TRACT; THENCE NORTH 02 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 278.96 FEET, WITH THE EASTERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STATE ROUTE #224, TO A #4 REBAR IRON, PIN SET WITH CAP; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 23 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 179.51 FEET TO A #4 REBAR IRON PIN SET WITH CAP; THENCE SOUTH 04 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 331.31 FEET TO A #4 REBAR IRON PIN


Wednesday, november 28, 2012

503 - public notices

503 - public notices

503 - public notices

503 - public notices

503 - public notices

SET WITH CAP; THENCE NORTH 73 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 202.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.296 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BEING THAT PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MICHAEL WALKER AND WIFE, CRISTY WALKER, BY WARRANTY DEED OF SARAH DARLENE CLEMENT, DATED MAY 27, 2004, OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 190, PAGE 126, REGISTER`S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 133-008.09 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 5352 MICHIE PEBBLE HILL RD, MICHIE, TN 38357. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): Cristy Walker and Michael Walker OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: McNairy County, Tennessee, Mississippi State University 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 property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #41077: 2012-11-14 2012-11-21, 2012-11-28 11151 26, 27, 28

Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association as Trustee, successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I LLC Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2004-2 The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described in deed of record in Book Deed of Trust 368, Page 2206; in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 89C-C21.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Vickie E. Tatum The street address of the above described property is believed to be 303 West Court Avenue, Selmer, Tennessee 38375, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 355-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of

the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time.

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 unknown. This, the 9th day of November, 2012.

Instrument No. 55079, in Book 385, at Page 1067; 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 BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BA CKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BC2, 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.,

Christmas Sale


SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on December 18, 2012 at 2:00PM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Vickie E. Tatum and husband, Chuck Tatum, to Arnold M. Weiss, Attorney, Trustee, on April 26, 2004 at Book Deed of Trust 368, Page 2206; all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: Mortgage Electronic Registration

at 10234 Hwy 142 (West Shiloh) November 30th 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and December 1st 9 a.m. - 12 Noon

Christmas wreaths. Decorations. Gifts. Baked Goods.

Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-033163 11156 26, 27, 28 IN THE GENERAL SESSIONS COURT OF McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE MYRTLE ILENE STEWART, Petitioner, VS. MARVIN LEON STEWART, Respondents. 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 Defendants 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 Defendants 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


64 East of Adamsville (across from Wagon Wheel)

Thurs. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2001 Grand Am, DVD’s, weedeaters, chainsaw, cedar bed, alot of kids clothes, adult clothes, crystal items, VCR tapes. Something for everyone. Come on by and see us.


At McDougle’s, 3690 Hines Gin Rd.

Saturday, December Dec. 1 • Open at 9 a.m. A little bit of everything. Some Christmas items, Knick knacks, King mattress set, desk, 5 drawer chest, dishes, microwave $25, paperback books 5 for $1, new set cookware, white farm table and chairs. Bunkie mattress, new $45, oak filing cabinet, rolltop oak desk, used table and chairs, dining table, several pub tables and stools, small curio, coffee and end tables, glider rockers. Much, much more. Need something, check here. 645-3069, 697-8153.


Rain or Shine - 49 N. Elysian Drive Friday, Dec. 7th and Sat., Dec. 8th 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the home of Wayne & Julie Mitchell. Bikes, toys, microwave, furniture (couch & love seat), Basset chest, Leather x-game chair, 27 & 36 in. Sony TVs, Sony Surround Sound, Antique Oak Mantel, cast iron Mantel, Antique bookshelf, lamps, car seats, baby mattress, maternity clothes. Women, men and childrens namebrand shoes & clothes. Truck tires and rims. Basketball goal, 2 antique twin bed frames. Many nice misc. items. Home is for sale: 5 BR, 4.5 Bath. .90 ac. over 3000 sq. ft. CH/A. 3 car garage.

POSITION AVAILABLE The McNairy County Circuit Court Clerk’s office is accepting Applications and Resumes for one position of Deputy Clerk. Applications/Resumes will be accepted at the Circuit Court Clerk’s office at 300 Industrial Park Dr., Selmer, TN 38375, until December 6th, at 3:00 PM. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen and at least 18 years of age. The applicant should possess strong computer skills, office based experience, and the ability to work well with the general public. McNairy County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Byron Maxedon, McNairy County Circuit Court Clerk

Van McMahan, Judge This publication will run for 4 consecutive weeks. Respectfully Submitted By George D. Norton, Jr. BPR NO.: 28236 Attorney for Plaintiff 590 Mulberry Avenue Selmer, TN 38375 11232 27, 28, 29, 30 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 November 22, 2006, executed by LARRY E MITCHELL AND WIFE, JUDY G MITCHELL, conveying certain real property therein described to MARK A ROSSER as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Mcnairy County, on December 28, 2006, as


MANAGING DIRECTOR needed for busy Corinth non-profit community theatre. Desired qualifications: 1) Computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office, Windows, desktop publishing; ability to design and manage databases and optimize social media; 2) Record keeping experience; 3) Marketing and publicity experience; 4) Excellent customer service skills, including strong written and oral communication. Ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Salary based on 20-30 hour work week with availability to work production nights and weekends. Please submit cover letter and resume to com. Accepting applications through November 30, 2012.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE The Independent Appeal will be publishing early for the week of Christmas and New Years, therefore, we will have the following ad deadlines: Deadline will be December 20 for December 26 newspaper. Deadline will be December 27 for January 2, 2013 newspaper. Fast Pace Medical Center currently has

an opening for a full time marketing position. Interested candidates must be highly motivated, organized, and have great personal skills. The applicant must be willing to travel and able to manage multiple tasks effectively. Applicant must have previous experience in marketing and/or sales, and have a marketing degree from a 4 year institution. Previous experience with health care is a plus. 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.




Wednesday, november 28, 2012 503 - public notices 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 December 19, 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: THE FOLLOWING LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND, LYING AND BEING IN MCNAIRY COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN IN THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF TANYARD CIRCLE, THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT NO. 70 OF THE TANYARD SPRINGS SUBDIVISION, ADDITION NO. 1, A PLAT OR PLAN BEING OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK NO. 1, PAGE NO. 15, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, THE SAME BEING THE PROPERTY OF WATSON PRICE, RECORDED IN DEED BOOK NO. 139, PAGE NO. 3, SAID IRON PIN ALSO BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT NO. 69 OF THE SUBDIVISION, THE PROPERTY OF SALLY ADAMS LEE, RECORDED IN DEED BOOK NO. 110, PAGE NO. 639; RUNS THENCE SOUTH 32 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THIS LOT AND THE WEST BOUNDARY OF LOT NO. 69, 226.21 FEET TO AN


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503 - public notices

503 - public notices

503 - public notices

PLAT OF SURVEY IS DATED FEBRUARY OF 1993. PARCEL NUMBER 74H-A-1900 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 145 TANYARD CIRCLE, 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): LARRY MITCHELL AKA LARRY E MITCHELL AKA LARRY EDWARD MITCHELL and JUDY MITCHELL AKA JUDY G MITCHELL OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is

sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Tel: (800) 281-8219 Fax: (866) 681-5002 Registered Agent: CT Corporation System 800 South Gay Street, Suite 2021 Knoxville, TN 37929 Tel: (865) 342-3522 TS#:100150624 FEI#1006.152837 11/28/2012, 12/05/2012, 12/12/2012 12084 28, 29, 30

ness, and the holder of said Note, Farmers & Merchants Bank, has declared the entire amount due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, and in accordance with the terms thereto, the public is hereby notified that the undersigned Substitute Trustee will sell the hereinafter described real property to the highest bidder, for cash in hand at the East door of the Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, on the 20th day of December, 2012, at 10:00 A.M., said property to be sold free from the equity of redemption, statutory redemption, homestead, and all other exemptions of every kind, said property being located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a stake at the East margin of private road, NWC of land already owned by Jerry E. Tucker, runs thence in a Westerly direction 50 feet to a stake at the West margin of said road, thence in a Southerly direction, with Presley and Province East lines to a point in the North line of Barlow, SEC of Province; thence in an Easterly direction, with North line of Barlow, to a stake in the West line of Cecil Dickey, a NEC of Barlow; thence in a Northerly direction, with Dickey, to a stake, SEC of Weeks, South line to a stake, NEC of lot deed to John Broadwell by warranty deed executed by Coleta Broadwell dated April 23, 1985; thence in a Southerly direction, with East line of said John Broadwell lot, 200 feet to a stake; thence in a Westerly direction, with South

line of John Broadwell lot, Lowery and lot already owned by Jerry E. Tucker, to a stake, SWC of land already owned by Jerry E. Tucker; thence in a Northerly direction with said Jerry E, Tucker land, 200 feet to the point of beginning.

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE Whereas, on the 24th day of February, 2009, by Deed of Trust of record in the Office of the Register for McNairy County, Tennessee, in Trust Deed Book 395 page 995, Brian G. Justin and Kimberly J. Justin, conveyed to Bruce Hamblen, Trustee, the hereinafter described real estate, to secure the payment of a promissory note as described therein, and Whereas, the said Bruce Hamblen, Trustee, was unable to act as such Trustee; and Whereas, Ken Seaton was appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument of record in said Register’s Office in Trust Deed Book 407 page 2719; and Whereas, default has been made in the payment of said indebted-

In addition to other improvements situated upon the above described land, there is a 1970 Atlas mobile home which also constitutes an improvement to said land and same is specifically conveyed to the Trustee by this instrument. Subject to any unpaid taxes. Liens in favor of the United States of America or the State of Tennessee: None Other person or entities interested in this sale: None SOURCE OF TITLE: Deed Book 211 page 152, Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 363 West Main, Adamsville, TN, designated as Map 56L Group 6P Parcel 10.00 on Tax Assessor’s Maps. THIS the 26th day of November, 2012. KEN SEATON, ATTORNEY 190 West Houston Avenue P.O. Box 366 Selmer, Tennessee 38375 Substitute Trustee, Ken Seaton 12091 28, 29, 30

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Identity Crimes Unit warns consumers to be aware during holiday shopping season By Jennifer Donnals

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The start of the holiday season not only brings excitement to many people, it also brings concern about identity theft to millions of consumers who kick off the holiday shopping season with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month and, according to the Federal Trade Commission, it is also the time of year when most identity crime occurs. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Identity Crimes Unit warns consumers to beware of identity thieves who victimize holiday shoppers. The unit urges holiday shoppers to take precautions to protect their identity during the busy holiday season. “During the holiday shopping season, citizens are making more transactions and spending more money than any other time of the year. Identity thieves are looking for easy targets, and there are many more opportunities for them to steal your identity and ruin your credit,” said Captain Stacy Williams of the Identity Crimes Unit. The Identity Crimes Unit offers these tips to help keep holiday shoppers safe: • When paying by credit card, don’t allow clerks to put your receipts in your bag. Instead, carry receipts in your wallet where they are safer and less likely to fall out of bags. • Watch cashiers, waiters, and bartenders, ensuring that they don’t “skim” or save your card number for later use. • When paying by check. Never allow merchants to write your social security number on the check. • Use a gel ink pen—preferably black—to write checks. The ink will permeate the fibers and make it difficult for



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