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Ghost hunter attempts interview with Fielding Hurst By Jeff Whitten
light up. Carol Pipkins’ cell phone camera was on, shooting the video. However, it would seem that any constant source of an EMF An interview with Col. Fielding would cause a constant Hurst?...Well, maybe. lighting up of the meter, I’ll let you decide. not a fluctuation, as McNairy County has its was observed on the own group of ghost hunters, video. G.H.O.S.T., which stands for The meter norGhost Hunters of Southern mally has one light Tennessee. on, but up to five They spent the night at lights can come on, the Hurst Mansion, which is indicating the largreputedly haunted. est EMF it can meaThey conducted the “insure.. terview” with a K-II meter. The video begins This is a device that detects when Pipkins’ camera electromagnetic fields, which seems to go off by itself. cause it to light up. “Did you turn my The theory is that if the mecamera off? I didn’t turn ter lights up and there is no HURST it off?” she asked. other explanation for its fluctuFive lights of the K-II’s lights then ation, then possibly ghosts are causing come on. the fluctuations. There is no electricity at the manSee HURST, 3A sion. Cell phones can cause the meter to Head News Writer
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MRA’s Annual Banquet is “Coming Home”
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By Christen Coulon
CHRISTMAS PARADES The town of Adamsville will hold their annual Christmas parade in downtown Adamsville this Thursday at 7 p.m. Lineup for the parade will begin at 6 p.m. The City of Selmer will hold their annual Christmas parade in downtown Selmer this Saturday at 6 p.m. Lineup for this event will begin at 4:30 p.m.
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A local ghost hunter recently attempts an interview with Col. Fielding Hurst at his Mansion in Purdy.
One of McNairy County’s premier events is coming home. The McNairy Regional Alliance Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony has been held out of county the last few years. Scheduling conflicts and lack of size of local venues prompted MRA leadership to temporarily hold the event at the Pickwick Inn in Hardin County. While the event has seen record attendance, an opportunity has presented itself that will enable the MRA to move its signature event back to McNairy County. Thanks to a partnership with Sammy and Sherry Kiser, the MRA Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony will be hosted at the Crazy K Ranch in Michie Jan. 26, 2013. “(The Kiser’s) had been asking us to come out for a while
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McNairy Regional Alliance has unveiled their new logo I Love MC. The MRA will provide further details on this new program at their annual banquet Jan. 26, 2013. and take a look at their facilities there, and I had an opportunity to go out in October to see the new facility they are building there,” Ingle said. “Its close enough in size that it merited us making the change.
Ingle said that moving the banquet back to McNairy County was an important step. “It was not only an opportunity to move the event itself back in the county but an opportunity to spend the money
on it locally. The money spent on the banquet on catering and facilities will go back into the local economy,” Ingle said. The Crazy K Ranch is a work-
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Puppets come to life at Latta AiM couples with MRA for Christmas at the Latta By Paige Holmes
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Arts in McNairy
rhino friend. The original score composed by Daniel Bey, underlines the emotional communication of the performance. The company features visual arts by integrating the baby’s mask costume and scenic elements of the play bringing the illusion to reality. Performing the piece was Jeff Hutchison who was trained in Physical Theatre in the school of Master Jaques LeCoq in Paris, France and Jamis Lott. During this visit Hutchison performed for more than 500 students at Selmer Elementary, and he said that the students really enjoyed the show. Hutchison said that he enjoys performing for young audiences and that this performance was not his first time in Selmer. “My first experience with the Wood and Strings was with one of their artists doing a residency at Selmer Elementary,” Hutchison said. The residency process is vital to their craft and Hutchison said that when not performing members of his company often participate in residencies to hone their talent. For more information about this event visit, www.woodandstrings. net, for more information upcoming Arts in McNairy events visit www.artsinmcnairy.com.
Arts in McNairy is brought the world of contemporary puppet theater to Selmer, last Friday through a partnership with Selmer Elementary School and The Wood & Strings Puppet Theater based in Centerville, Tenn. The Wood & Strings Puppet Theater held two shows during their visit, the first was an educational program for Selmer Elementary School students followed by a Friday night performance of W&S Puppet Theater’s production of “Baby’s First” at The Latta Visitor’s and Cultural Center. “AiM is very excited to bring the Wood & Strings Puppet Theater to the Latta,” said Paige Holmes, AiM Managing Director. “Through financial help from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the partnership of Selmer Elementary School, we are able to afford to have this highquality artistic theater group here in McNairy County.” According to W&S Producer, Clarissa Lega, the “Baby’s First” production is about the emotions and thoughts conveyed to the audience through the physical movements of a 6-foot baby and his imaginary
Arts in McNairy and McNairy Regional Alliance have made the Latta Visitor’s and Cultural Center the holiday hub for McNairy County this Christmas season. “We have put together a schedule that will put the community in the Christmas Spirit,” said Russell Ingle, MRA Director of Chamber programs. “Christmas at the Latta” started Saturday, Dec. 1 as AiM and the MRA participated in the Main Street Christmas “Festival of Trees” event in Downtown Selmer. Through the holiday season, The AiM/ MRA Christmas Tree will be on display in the gallery of the newly restored McNairy County Visitors and Cultural Center and will feature ornaments and decoration made by local artists. These ornaments will be available to bid for through a silent auction in the Latta Gallery from Dec.1-16. Proceeds from the ornament auction will go to the programs of Arts in McNairy. Holiday merriment will continue as AiM and MRA will host a number of Christmas events in the historic facility. AiM will present the musical production “The Forgotten Carols” directed by Bryan Essary on Dec. 9-11 at the Latta. The Forgotten Carols brings to life such characters as Constance, a nurse who is simply annoyed by the holiday season, and Uncle John, the patient she is assigned to care for during Christmas. Convinced her patient is crazy, Constance is eventually persuaded by Uncle John and his wild tales to confront painful issues from her childhood and is led back to the true Spirit of Christmas. If you love traditional Christmas Carols sung live by a talented chorus, you will not want to miss this. The shows will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 and Monday, Dec. 11. The Sunday, Dec. 11 matinee will begin at 2:00 p.m. Before, at intermission and after The Forgotten Carols, McNairy County Choral groups will be entertaining AiM patrons with Christmas music. The following groups are scheduled to perform. Sat., Dec. 8th 7:00 – 7:20 Adamsville High School Chorus (Pam Sun., Dec. 9th 1:30 – 1:50 Band Ensemble from MCHS in the lobby 1:45 – 2:00 SMS Chorus in the theater 3:00 – 3:15 Trio of teachers from Michie School Kellie Fowler, Carole Kennedy, and Andrea Whitten during intermission Mon., Dec. 10th 7:00 - 7:20 Band Ensemble from MCHS in the lobby 7:15 - 7:30 SMS Chorus in the theater
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Jamis Lott and Jeff Hutchison perform “Baby’s First” at the Latta Building last Friday. (Inset) Hutchison takes questions from the audience
8:30 - 8:45 Ramer Chorus (Sarah Dotson) during intermission Holiday events to follow include community fellowship and Christmas movie classics. On Dec. 13, MRA will hold their first Christmas Open House at the Latta, then, on Saturday, Dec. 15, AiM and MRA will host a double feature showing of the children’s classic the “Polar Express,” and the overwhelming Christmas favorite “It’s A Wonderful Life” starting at 4:00 p.m. These events will provide a wonderful way to spend time in Downtown Selmer. Hopefully, families can do a little shopping in town, come to the open house and movies and then dine at local restaurants, Holmes and Ingle explained. Wrapping up the Christmas festivities, will be the annual AiM community Band Christmas Concert. “The Community Band is absolutely thrilled to be performing in the Latta for the first time,” said Charles Lee, Jr., Aim Board and band Member. The concert is free but AiM hopes audience members will take some time to bid at the ornament auction so that AiM can continue to produce free and low cost performances. The schedule is as follows: Now through Dec. 16 – View AiM/MRA Christmas tree and bid for ornaments finely crafted by AiM artists. Proceeds to benefit AiM Saturday, Dec. 8 7:30pm – Arts in McNairy presents “The Forgotten Carols” Sunday, Dec. 9 2pm – Arts in McNairy presents “The Forgotten Carols” Monday, Dec. 10 7:30pm – Arts in McNairy presents “The Forgotten Carols” Thursday, Dec. 13 5pm-7pm – McNairy Regional Alliance Christmas Open House Saturday, Dec. 15 2pm – AiM & MRA presents Christmas Double Feature of the “Polar Express” and “It’s A Wonderful Life”. Proceeds to benefit the Latta Visitor’s and Cultural Center Sunday, December 16 2pm – AiM Community Band Christmas Concert For more information call MRA at (731) 645-6360 or AiM at (731) 439-2891.
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Eastview Board looks to repair roads By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The Eastview Board of Aldermen accepted a $24,200 bid from Redmon Asphalt to repair Allen McCoy Road at its Nov. 20 meeting. R D & M of Jackson, Tenn. bid $26,000. In other news from the meeting, the budget was amended to increase office supplies from $1,000 to $2,000 and maintenance to $15,000. The increase in office supplies was to pay for a safe for the office. City Recorder Emodene Smith reported that after an inquiry with the state, the sales tax from the Quick Stop and Crazy K Restaurant was going to the county. That mistake has since been corrected and the sales tax is now going to the city. City Attorney Craig Kennedy, in response to a question from Smith, said that old tables, computers and printers would either have to be donated to a nonprofit or declared surplus and bids would have to be taken. Kennedy added that the information would have to be removed from the computers.
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ing ranch that boasts several cabins and meeting facilities. The ranch is a great addition to our community and will provide businesses and organizations alike a great facility to do businesses, meetings, retreats or even a simple getaway. In addition to the great facilities that will be on display, the MRA Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony will feature a catered meal and entertainment by award winning comedian and ventriloquist Taylor Mason. The MRA will be flying in Mason from Los Angles for this year’s event. Mason has played every possible venue there is, including Carnegie Hall in New York City and The Sydney Opera House in Australia. He’s also performed for companies such as McDonald’s, WalMart, Microsoft and Walt Disney. Ingle said that he saw Mason the
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same time he saw Jeff Allen (the performer at last year’s event) and he felt that his blend of family friendly comedy would be ideal for the banquet. “It is an opportunity to bring something to the community that we don’t normally get,” Ingle said. “We kind of set a standard last year.” Awards will be presented in the following categories: Industry of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Community Enhancement Award, Professional Achievement Award, Bill Rail Spirit of Excellence Award, “Maurice Hamm” Spirit of Service Award, and Adult and Youth Leadership Rising Star Award. Outgoing Chamber Board Members will also be honored. “We are also very excited to announce that we will be introducing a brand new program called I Love MC (McNairy County),” Ingle said. “This campaign will build a positive community image and will help us promote the very best of McNairy County. More
details will be available the night of the banquet.” Individual tickets are $35 per person. There are also a number of sponsor levels available. Each level provides a greater value in terms of actual ticket cost, versus purchasing single tickets. Contact the MRA for more information on sponsorship packages. “We are encouraging MRA members to make plans now to be a part of this exciting event,” Ingle said. “While we are excited to host the event at the Crazy K Ranch, the seating capacity will be a little less than in previous years. Only 300 seats will be available. We have been attracting more than that as the event has grown. That is a good problem to have.” Call the MRA office to reserve a table or seats as soon as possible. For more information or to make a reservation call 731-645-6360. Or email tracy@mcnairy. com or firstname.lastname@example.org. “2012 was a great year. 2013 is going to be even better,” Ingle said.
Farmers can help local schools win $2,500 Submitted Article Monsanto Fund
Elementary and high schools in 26 states currently receive less state funding in the 2012-13 school year in comparison to last year’s numbers. In 35 states, school funding now stands below 2008 levels, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. But thanks to the generosity of farmers through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM, $555,000 was donated to schools nationwide in 2012. For the third consecutive
year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will give eligible farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their local school or favorite nonprofit organization. With limited resources available, community donations help schools upgrade necessary equipment that contributes to a progressive learning environment. Last year, eight farmers directed $20,000 to help improve Tennessee education through Grow Communities. “Rural schools are the
heart of America, and today’s farmers are partnering with the Monsanto Fund to invest in the next generation through education,” said Deborah Patterson, the Monsanto Fund president. “Budget cuts have put a strain on rural education, but a $2,500 Grow Communities donation can help schools reach fundraising goals, purchase new technology equipment and provide support where there is a need.”s Additionally, the Monsanto Fund invested $2.3 million into education this year through America’s Farmers Grow Rural
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Roger Hill then asks if the presence could do something, such as steps or making noise, other than lighting up the K-II meter, to indicate its presence. No noise is heard on the video. Carol Pipkins then says that he only responds if he is proud of something or sorry for something. “So he is definitely proud of being honored at Bethel?”she asked. Nothing. “Are you not proud’” Pipkins asked. Again, nothing. “Are you here?” she asked. All of the lights on the K-II meter light up. “There it is, loud and clear. Wow, I’ve never seen it this lit up,” Pipkins said. “It keeps some energy from him to keep those lights on,” Hill said. “There is no electricity in this building at all. So what is it that is doing this? A presence?,” Pipkins asked. “Yeah, it’s got to be that. Sometimes a person can put off a little but nothing like this. They will put off one light or something and it don’t respond if it’s a person like it’s doing now,” Hill said. “Are you happy?” Pipkins asked. Five lights flashed. “Are you going to remain in this house?” Hill asked. Five lights again flashed. “Are you going to leave the house one day? Light up the lights if you believe this is true,” Hill said. One light flashed. Did we do something to make you mad?” Hill asked. One light flashed. “Are you afraid to materialize for us?” Hill asked. Again one light flashed. “Do you fear us?” Hill asked. Five lights flashed. “Are you happy we’re here?” Pipkins asked. One light flashed. Hill and Pipkins both ask if he would like to be a general, but only one light flashed. Hill says he would like to talk military strategy sometime. At first, only one light flashed, then five. “You know our country’s in bad shape and there may be a revolution in the future. Would you talk to us about the proper way to handle that?” Hill asked as the five lights continue to flash. The five lights continue to flash as Pipkins asked, “Is there no hope?” and “Do you care?” The video then ends. This is the first part of a two-part series on McNairy County’s own ghost hunters. Read part 2 of the series in next week’s Independent Appeal to find out more about them and their night at Hurst Mansion.
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Brooks addresses audit findings Latta Building: If the walls could talk By Christen Coulon Editor
The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury released its annual Local Government Audit findings for McNairy County last Wednesday for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. The audit addressed several findings and best practices concerning the management of county finances in the report. “All county governments are audited every year,” McNairy County Mayor Ronnie Brooks said. “It usually begins in April and goes through the end of the budget year and examines our procedures on not only our monetary practices but on certain issues as well.” Brooks said that many of the findings on this year’s audit boiled down to software used by individual departments and the lack of a central accounting process for all county agencies. The audit findings were broken up by department and dealt with several areas of the county government. The comptroller said that in the Office of County Mayor, the expenditures exceeded appropriations, the billing/accounts receivable software used by the Solid Waste office did not have adequate applications controls, and the billing/ accounts receivable software used by the Solid Waste Office did not identify the user who processed transactions. Brooks said that throughout the year, as the county budget was amended, some of the amendments were not done properly. He said that this was a procedural error when monies were moved from one line of the budget to another and that this accounted for the finding regarding expenditures. In other findings the comptroller said that in the Office of Trustee user names and passwords were shared by employees and the office did not review its software audits logs. It also found that the Office of County Clerk did not review its software audit logs. Brooks said that much of this merely due to software issues and standard procedures used in these offices and that these findings were fixable. In the Offices of County Clerk and Circuit and General Sessions Courts Clerk the audit said that the offices did not implement ad-
equate controls to protect their information resources. Brooks said that this was caused because data from past employees has not been purged from the computer system. In the Office of Circuit and General Sessions Courts Clerk the audit said that the office did not deposit some funds within three days of collection, and the execution docket trial balances did not reconcile with cash journal accounts. In this area, Brooks said that this finding was most likely due to the fact that the office was in the process of filing for unclaimed funds which would have prevented accurate reconciliation of the accounts. The audit also found that the Offices of Circuit and General Sessions Courts Clerk and Sheriff did not segregate their duties adequately. In the Office of Register the comptroller cited the fact that multiple employees operated from the same cash drawer, and the register allowed individuals unsupervised access to the office after business hours. Brooks said that this was due to the Register’s office allowing attorneys access to the records afterhours which had been standard practice for the office. In the Office of the Sheriff, the report cited the August theft of cash from the department and said that it was not immediately reported to the comptroller’s office. However, as was previously reported in our publication in August, McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck did report the theft at that time to the state’s attorney general office as well as various media outlets. In our earlier report on the theft, it was reported that $8,000 was taken in the theft, but Buck said the comptroller’s office came up with the exact figure of $9,782.36. Following the audit the Division of Local Government Audit said that it strongly believes that the items noted are best practices should be adopted by the governing body as a means of significantly improving accountability and the quality of services provided to the citizens of McNairy County. Overall the auditors said that McNairy County should adopt a central system of accounting, budgeting, and purchasing, and establish an Audit Committee.
By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
I know what you’re thinking: a building can’t speak. Well, not directly. Oh, if it could, though. This is the first in a series of articles about the award winners at the Fourteenth Annual Citizen of the Year Banquet, presented by the Selmer Rotary Club and Selmer Lions Club. The Latta Building won the Community Betterment Award at the Oct. 23 banquet in Selmer. Community leaders spoke for the Latta Building, explaining how it improves our community. “Since we’ve (Arts in McNairy) been in that building, multiple things in the community have happened that would not have otherwise happened. We’ve had statewide and regional meetings that would not have happened otherwise. It gives people a place to assemble for various events . This has made it into a hub for tourism. It has improved downtown Selmer,” said Dr. Shawn Pitts, Chair of AiM’s Heritage and Cultural Arts Committee. Pitts cited the 2012 meeting of the Tennessee Folklore Society that was held at the Latta Building on Nov. 3 as an example of one of these events that would not have happened here otherwise. The building was chosen for the award by the McNairy Regional Alliance. “The building gives us a great venue for conducting business through the Chamber, but it also for Arts in McNairy. It’s just a great venue for our community. Other rural communities would kill to have such a building,” said MRA Executive Director Ted Moore. “Anything you can do to bring attention is a plus. It can be used by many people on many occasions. It enriches our cultural heritage. We can bring top-notch entertainment there. It can can a star in our crown,” County Mayor Ronnie Brooks said.
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Musicians hold a jam session in 1949 at the Latta Ford Motor Company in Selmer. Since the Latta Building can’t tell you its story, I guess I’ll have to do it. The building was built in the 1930s, across from the Courthouse in Selmer. It housed a Ford car dealership and a service station. It was owned by local entrepreneur, amateur musician and music enthusiast Earl Latta. It doubled as a business and gathering place in the daytime and a musical venue at night and on weekends. Hundreds of people gathered in the shop, which had perfect acoustics, for the regular weekend music jams. Legendary fiddle players such as Waldo Davis, Elvis Black and Arnold Davis played for the crowds. The house band, the Latta Ramblers, included Tom McCormick, Rob Richard and Paul Taylor. A young Carl Perkins even played there from time to time. Latta’s car dealership was in decline by the late-1960s and was eventually closed. The building would later house a manufacturing plant, a used furniture warehouse and a radio and television station. After the turn of the century, the building was vacant and was an eyesore. By 2006, Arts in McNairy, which was formed five years earlier, was in need of permanent office space. Meetings
with the McNairy Regional Alliance and county officials resulted in the idea that the Latta Building would be the new home of both MRA and AiM as well as a visitor’s and cultural center. Funding from a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation from a project that had been abandoned was dedicated to the restoration of the building. The grant covered 80 percent of the costs of renovation, while the county covered the rest. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was last June. The shop was converted into a state of the art theatre, which seats two hundred people. This theatre hosts Aim’s community theatre program, as well as touring arts groups, local performers and an occasional movie. True to the building’s heritage as a center of both art and commerce, by day the theatre doubles as a center of MRA tourism and leadership development programs. A corner gallery and a smaller display/conference room host local and touring cultural exhibits and serve as meeting places for AiM, MRA and other groups. County residents and visitors have access to the displays, presentations and tourist information.
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Modern Florist: a new landmark in downtown Adamsville By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
It was the twin tragedies of the fire in downtown Adamsville in Nov. 2011 and of losing her mother in May that led new Modern Florist & Gifts owner Tammie Daniels to her new business venture. “I feel that downtown is where God called me to be to help other people, after Adamsville lost so much in the fire last November,” Daniels said. After these events, Daniels became convinced that it was time to make a change. She is excited to be a part of the effort to bring new life back to downtown. “It hurt really bad watching your history all burn to the ground, so that is why I wanted to try to bring some hope back to downtown. I feel I can make a big difference in people’s lives by bringing beauty to those in times of joy and hardship,” Daniels said. Daniels has a strong history with downtown since her Grandmother and Grandfather, Reba Faye and O. L. Walker, owned Walker’s Supermarket, a pillar of Adamsville downtown business for many years. “They spent all of their young years downtown, so if it is good enough for them, it is good enough for me,” Daniels said. Daniels is both humbled and inspired by the legacy she is continuing. “I have had such wonderful examples, not only by my family but by all of the former owners of Modern Florist & Gifts. I have some big shoes to fill, but with your support and God’s help we can make this business what it was meant to be and I hope I leave an amazing legacy behind like those before me,” Daniels said. Modern Florist was founded over 50 years ago by Berdine Shelton and Joan Wilkins. It was then bought by Joyce Blackwood Ashe and then was sold to Jimmy and Mary Ann Burham. The next owner was Brenda Hanna who sold it to Ralph and Susan Amos. Curry and Judy Hendrix, and Greg and Christie Martin then owned the business for six years. Daniels’ parents not only owned a nearby business, but Daniels once worked at the business she now owns. She worked at the business part-time for the past several years when it was owned by the Amos, Hendrix and Martin families.
v FYI Modern Florist & Gifts is located at 118 E. Main St. in Adamsville. Their telephone number is (731) 632-4248.
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Community leaders celebrate at the recent ribbon cutting of Modern Florist in Adamsville. Tammie Daniels opened the store following the Adamsville fire and a personal tragedy that inspired her to bring new life to the downtown. “So come by and call for your floral and gift needs. We have new silver pewter pieces, DaVinci Beads, Glitzy Girls Jewelry, Yankee Candles, Raven Spices, picture frames, burlap crosses, snow men and Santa Clauses. We have two of the best designers in the area, Alisa Caperton and Libby Prather,” she added. With each purhase, you will get a rose stamp, in
memory of Daniels’ mother, Rosemary. After the tenth stamp, you will get a 40 percent discount off merchandise in the store. When asked last Friday about how business was going, Daniels replied, “Wonderful.” “We are already having a big holiday season,” she said.
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
December 5, 2012
December 5, 2012
December 5, 2012
Milledgeville, TN, 59 Main Street, P.O. Box 18, Milledgeville, TN 38359. Phone: (731) 687-3811.
Selmer, TN, 144 North Second Street, Selmer, TN 38375, (731) 645-3241.
Stantonville, TN, 285 Michie Pebble Hill Road, Stantonville, TN 38379, (731) 645-7770.
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Milledgeville, TN. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about December 21, 2012, the Milledgeville, TN will submit a request to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for the release of funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act Of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Milledgeville Fire Station and Protection Equipment, Purchase of a Tanker, Storm Ready Bay to Fire Station, $1,000,000, and Milledgeville, TN. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The Milledgeville, TN has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at 59 Main Street, P.O. Box 18, Milledgeville, TN 38359 and may be examined or copied weekdays. Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the City Mayor, 59 Main Street, P.O. Box 18, Milledgeville, TN 38359. All comments received by December 20, 2012 will be considered by the Milledgeville, TN prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The Milledgeville, TN certifies to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development that Dannie Kennedy in his/her capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Milledgeville, TN to use program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will accept objections to its release of funds and the Milledgeville, TN certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis: (a) The certification was not excecuted by the Certifying Officer of the Milledgeville,TN; (b) The Milledgeville, TN has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) The grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; or (d) Another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Selmer, TN. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about December 21, 2012, the Selmer, TN will submit a request to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for the release of funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Selmer Emergency Preparedness, for the purpose of Flood Mitigation, Installation of emergency generators, Purchase of two pumper tankers, rescue boat, thermal imaging devices, $1,000,000, and Selmer, TN. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The Selmer, TN has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at 144 North Second Street, Selmer, TN 38375 and may be examined or copied weekdays. Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the City Mayor, 144 North Second Street, Selmer, TN 38375. All comments received by December 20, 2012 will be considered by the Selmer, TN prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The Selmer, TN certifies to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development that David Robinson in his/her capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Selmer, TN to use program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will accept objections to its release of funds and the Selmer, TN certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis: (a) The certification was not excecuted by the Certifying Officer of the Selmer,TN; (b) The Selmer, TN has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) The grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; or (d) Another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Stantonville, TN. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about December 21, 2012, the Stantonville, TN will submit a request to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for the release of funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Stantonville Fire Station and Protection Equipment, Purchase of a Tanker, Storm Ready Bay to Fire Station, $1,000,000, and Stantonville, TN. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The Stantonville, TN has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at 285 Michie Pebble Hill Road, Stantonville, TN and may be examined or copied weekdays. Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the City Mayor, 285 Michie Pebble Hill Road. Stantonville, TN 38379. All comments received by December 20, 2012 will be considered by the Stantonville, TN prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The Stantonville, TN certifies to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development that Larry W. Raines in his/her capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Stantonville, TN to use program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will accept objections to its release of funds and the Stantonville, TN certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis: (a) The certification was not excecuted by the Certifying Officer of the Stantonville,TN; (b) The Stantonville, TN has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) The grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; or (d) Another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.
Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the State of Tennessee, Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Policy and Federal Programs, William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 10th Floor, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1102. Potential objectors should contact the Office of Policy and Federal Programs to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Dannie Kennedy Mayor
Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the State of Tennessee, Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Policy and Federal Programs, William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 10th Floor, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1102. Potential objectors should contact the Office of Policy and Federal Programs to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the State of Tennessee, Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Policy and Federal Programs, William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 10th Floor, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1102. Potential objectors should contact the Office of Policy and Federal Programs to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
David Robinson Mayor
Larry Raines Mayor
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Main Street CHRISTmas Festival brings holiday joy to community, raises money for good cause
The local office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture raised the most money for the event, bringing in more than $680.
Staff Photos by Janet Rail and Christen Coulon
Ryan Austin enjoys last Saturday’s Main Street CHRISTmas Festival. During the festival, organizations worked to raise money to make handicapped-accessible improvements to Austin’s home. crowd, there was good participation from everyone. It By Christen Coulon just went very well.” Editor Brooks said that once all of the electrical issues are ironed out, this is something that can really grow. The Town of Selmer came alive last Saturday for the “I think this is something that the community Main Street CHRISTmas Festival in downtown Selmer. needs...big time,” Brooks said. Local businesses, organizations and individuals came While this event was an excuse for the community together to decorate 50 Christmas trees with organizato come together as one, there was a more important tions giving out food and warm drinks to those in attenreason for the gathering. dance. Each organization in attendance was there comThis was the first such event to take place, however peting to raise money for a special cause. event organizers Shannon Speth and Theresa Robinson The proceeds of the event went to fitting the home said that they plan to make this an annual occurrence. of a special needs resident of McNairy County, Ryan “It was awesome,” Robinson said. “What happened Austin, for a wheel chair accessible bedroom. Austin is was a vision in our heads, and it was just like that vision a 16-year-old Bethel Springs resident who is living with came to life on the streets of Selmer that night. It was his Aunt Sheri Austin. even better than what we anticipated.” The local office of the U.S. Department of AgriculRobinson said that she was pleased with the event ture raised the most money for the event, bringing in overall and said the only problem with the event was the more than $680, and the event overall raised more than electrical issues which forced the breakers to be reset ev$4,600 for improvements to Ryan’s home. ery few minutes or so. “It is truly, truly a Godsend that (the community) Robinson said that while she and Speth planned the has helped us,” Sheri Austin said. “Ryan is our blessevent, it could not have happened without the support ing.” of the community. She specifically thanked Russell Ingle Austin said that she was glad to see so many people of the McNairy Regional Alliance, Greg Worthy of the 4th come out for the event. Street Church of Christ, Jim Gray of Jesus Cares and Sybil “It is extremely overwhelming, this is more than I Dancer of Selmer Parks and Recreation for their help in would have thought,” Austin said. planning the event. For citizens wishing to donate money, time or sup“I thought it was fantastic,” said McNairy County plies to help with this cause contact Robinson at (731) Mayor Ronnie Brooks. “I felt it was reminiscent of some610-6746 or Speth at (731) 610-6328. thing like when I was growing up. There was a huge
Santa Claus was in attendance at last Saturday’s Main Street CHRISTmas Festival. According to Santa he plans to make several more stops in McNairy County this year before Christmas. Volunteers at the McNairy County Democratic Headquarters serve chili, iced tea and other refreshments.
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A-10 Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain To: All interested Agencies - Federal, State, and Local - Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that Selmer, TN under CFR 24 Part 58 has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential effect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for a Community Development Block Grant under HUD project number: B-08DI-47-0001. Proposed Activity: Selmer Emergency Preparedness Approximate Acreage affected: 100. The proposed project(s) is located in the neighborhood of Mulberry Street around Crooked Creek in Selmer, McNairy County, TN. Selmer, TN has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values: [List (i) ALL of the reasons why the action must take place in a floodplain: Project is for Flood Mitigation, (ii) alternatives considered and reasons for non-selection: alternatives is to do nothing, would cause harm to human life if not proceeded, (iii) all mitigation measures will be taken during construction to protect surrounding areas.] [No known final or conditional LOMR’s or LOMA’s from FEMA] [Selmer, TN Acknowledges compliance with state and local floodplain protection procedures] Selmer, TN has reevaluated the alternatives to building in the floodplain and has determined that it has no practicable alternative. Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments. This activity will have no significant impact on the environment for the following reasons: Project is to protect and mitigate flooding issues to protect human life and property. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. Written comments must be received by Selmer, TN at the following address: 144 North Second Street, Selmer, TN 38375 on or before 12/20/2012. Selmer; 144 North Second Street, Selmer, TN 38375 and (731) 645-3241, Attention: David Robinson, Mayor. Comments may also be submitted or further information can be requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (at 144 North Second Street, Selmer, TN 38375. Date: 12/5/2012 Name of Certifying Officer: David Robinson Title of Certifying Officer: Mayor
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To: All interested Agencies - Federal, State, and Local - Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that McNairy County, TN under CFR 24 Part 58 has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential effect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for a Community Development Block Grant under HUD grant number: B-08-DI-47-0001. Proposed Activity: McNairy County - County Wide Emergency Operations 1) Road Improvements - Cypress Rd, Litt Wilson Rd, Forty Forks Rd., Elgie Murray Road 2) Weather Alert Sirens 3) Rescue Boat 4) Rescue Truck 5) Debris Removal Truck 6) Portable Road Barriers. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. Written comments must be received by McNairy County, TN at the following address: 170 W. Court Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375-2134 on or before 12/20/2012. McNairy County; 170 W. Court Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375-2134 and (731) 645-3472 Attention: Ronnie Brooks, Mayor. Comments may also be submitted or further information can be requested via email at mayor@mcnair ycountytn.com A full description of the project may also be reviewed from Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at 170 W. Court Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375-2134. Ronnie Brooks Mayor
All groups wishing to participate, please contact the City of Adamsville at 731-632-1401.
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I, Sherry Smith, would like to thank everyone for their continuing support during my campaign for aldermen of Bethel Springs and to everyone who voted for me. I pledge to do my very best to listen to any concerns from the citizens of Bethel Springs for the next upcoming four years in office. I am ready to go to work for the citizens of Bethel Springs. I encourage the citizens of Bethel Springs to participate in the monthly work sessions and town meetings to voice any concerns that they may have. I once again want to “Thank” the citizens of Bethel Springs.
We have a lot to be thankful for during this holiday season because of our friends, neighbors, and clients. In that spirit, we invite you to join us for our holiday open house as we say “thank you” to our clients, friends and community.
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PEC Board approves new facility After years of consideration, the PEC board of directors voted at a special meeting on November 27th to move forward with the construction of a new headquarters facility. The new campus will be located on Hwy 142 near Graham Lumber Company. It will improve the quality of service to our members, and enhance the cooperative’s efficiency and effectiveness. Also, the new campus will provide the PEC employees with a safer and more secure work environment. Our existing headquarters building was dedicated in 1954. Through the years we’ve made additions and remodeled as we outgrew the original building. Currently PEC has 67 employees and serves more than 20,600 members. PEC President Karl Dudley says, “Our building and grounds have reached their capacity with no room to expand. Highway access is also a safety concern for our employees that haul long poles and drive heavy equipment. With one office location to service our electric plant that is spread across parts of six counties, we have simply outgrown our current facility that has served us well for almost 60 years. The new construction will not impact member rates and more than our system-improvement work plans do. The cost of the building is not an “expense” that hits the bottom line in a single year; it’s an investment in our infrastructure, paid-for and depreciated over 50 years. There will be no rate increase associated with the new construction.” We are in the early planning stages and have engaged an architectural firm to assist us with the project design and costs. As the project moves forward, we’ll keep our members informed through local newspaper articles and the Tennessee Magazine. Pickwick Electric Cooperative belongs to the members. Our top priority is to provide safe, reliable access to electric power and make that service as affordable as possible. PICKWICK ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE 731.645.3411 www.pickwickec.com
Sincerely, Sherry Smith
SMA CommUnity Christmas Service December 9 at 6:00 p.m. at
First United Methodist Church Selmer, TN Speaker: Terry Presson
Offering goes to Jesus Cares Ministry “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be ONE, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me” John 17:20-21
Make Jesus’ Prayer and this Service a part of your Christmas season!
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Common Sense: Secession Head News Writer
Secession is not a topic I come in contact with often, other than by reading history, but it is one that has come up several times recently. Around 700,000 people in all 50 states have signed petitions asking the White House to allow their states to peacefully secede from the Union. Though the petition drive began on Nov. 7 and involved Louisiana, the Texas secession petition has the most with 117,000. The Tennessee secession petition has over 31,000 signatures. In addition, secession petitions WHITTEN for North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia all have at least 25,000 signatures, enough to trigger a response from the White House. The White House has not yet responded to any of these petitions. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has said that he opposes secession. Austin, the liberal college town and capital of Texas, has submitted a petition to secede from Texas and to remain part of the United States, if Texas secedes from the Union. Over 8,000 people have signed the Austin petition. Though they did not receive the attention of these petitions, similar petitions were filed after the 2004 and 2008 elections. The effect of these petitions is merely symbolic, though they represent real discontent, since there is no legal mechanism for a state leaving the Union. The states that seceded in the 1860s argued that the Constitution was a compact between the states and that a state could leave if it wished to do so. Pres. Abraham Lincoln took the view that the Constitution was a creature of the people, not the states, a view that is supported by the text of the Constitution and that triumphed by force of arms in the Civil War. Secession is really an act of revolution. The Founding Fathers took this view and acted upon it by rebelling against the British Crown. The Revolutionary War was really a war of secession by the American colonies against the British Empire. The Founding Fathers also believed that revolution was only justified against a tyrannical government. The reason they thought the British government was tyrannical was that it taxed them without giving them representation. In the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln argued that if every time a state didn’t like an election result, it could leave the Union, “government of the people, by the people and for the people” would perish. There are different degrees of revolution, not all of them violent. The first transfer of power between John Adams’ Federalist party and Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republicans was called the Revolution of 1800. Jefferson also said that there should be a revolution every generation, though as long as the government was democratic, it would be effected through ballots, not bullets. The adoption of the Constitution was a kind of peaceful revolution. The Articles of Confederation, which it replaced, required the approval of all states, to end the Articles. The Constitution took effect after it was ratified by nine states, as was required by the Constitution, though all of the original 13 states did eventually ratify it. The convention that drafted the Constitution only had the authority to revise, not replace the Articles. The Anti-Federalists, who opposed the Constitution, did point this out. At the same time, they participated in the ratification process, thinking they could defeat the Constitution and nearly did. Once they failed to do this, rather than attempting a coup and arresting George Washington and other Founding Fathers, who supported the Constitution, for sedition (overthrowing the government), they decided to pursue their preferences under the new government that the Constitution established, rather than try to overturn it. They had a certain amount of success in restraining the growth and power of the federal government under most of the Presidents from Jefferson up to Lincoln. One lesson of history is clear: secession, in any real sense, is revolution—it is an attempt to overthrow the federal government in one or more states. A more cynical reading of history might be that if you attempt revolution and succeed, like George Washington, you are the father of our country, but if you fail, like Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, you are a traitor. A more principled interpretation is that revolution is only justified in a government that doesn’t allow you to vote for your representatives. If you are unhappy with the results of one election, there will be another in two or four years, possibly or likely with a different result. You won’t always get everything you want, but you have a good shot at getting some of the things you want eventually.
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Volume 110, Number 29, Wednesday, December 5, 2012
McNAIRY VOICES How much of your Christmas shopping have you completed? Did you find any good deals?
Scotty Scott (Selmer):
Sasha Marbry (Selmer):
Patricia Underwood (Selmer):
Omer Duberry (Henderson):
Marlon Tisdale (Whiteville):
James Griffin (Stantonville):
“I’ve finished. Yes sir, (I) sure did.”
“Some of it, not all of it. Yes, some, in the Black Friday sales.”
“I’ve got all of it done, with the exception of two gifts. We went Black Friday, we got some pretty good deals. We’re going to finish up tomorrow.”
“Almost half of it. Yeah, I found good deals in all places around. Pretty good deals. Stuff is high, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good deal.”
“Just a little bit. I’m about done. Yes.”
“We’ve got about half of it done. Yes, we found several good buys. That’s why we went ahead and bought a little bit early this time.”
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Jesus Cares needs your Unserviceable flag collection used appliances Jesus Cares had a very successful appliance and furniture round-up this past week and we thank you for it. We picked up or had dropped off at the office 2 beds, 3 dressers, numerous chairs, televisions, clothes, food, dishes, toys, several rugs, etc. but we received no washers, dryers or refrigerators – which we need desperately. Please remember Jesus Cares if you replace your appliances over the holidays and we will be glad to put your old ones into a home where they are needed. Thank you and Merry Christmas Jim Gray President, Jesus Cares
The Selmer American Legion Post 162 has installed an unserviceable American Flag collection box in front of the door at Food Giant. Post Commander, Alex Smith, has noticed a lot of Americans do not know how to dispose of an American Flag after it’s used time. They plan to have a public flag disposal ceremony on Flag Day, June 14, 2013. The public will be invited and may bring some of their used flags to the ceremony. Flags can be purchased through the American Legion website: www.emblem.legion.org. They have many sizes to select from and are of the highest quality at competitive prices. You may also order them from the local American Legion Post. Contact Jim Beck at (731) 610-2416 for more information. Alex Smith Commander, American Legion Post 162
Our thoughts and prayers go out to members of our community who are serving in the armed forces: • Specialist Allen Alexander • SGT Joseph W. Baggett • SGT Andrew W. Bayless USMC • A1C Dustin Blakney, USAF 331TRS/FLT073 • PFC Andy Bryant • Sgt. Kyle A. Brown, USMC • GySgt. Christopher T. Byrd, USMC • PVT Matlock Caffrey, USMC • Staff Sgt. Susan Cawley • Staff Sgt. Alicia L. Coil, USAF • CPL Mandy L. Cooper, USMC • SPC Mark A. Cooper, US Army • SGT James P. Crain • PFC Anthony “Tony” Crouse • SGT Major Joel Crouse • SP4 Richard Crouse • Aaron J. Cull Senior Airman U.S. Airforce • SGT Bobby J. Dickey US Army • C.W.3 James R. Dickey, Retired • SGT Todd Joseph Drobina, US Army • Captain Bonnie Lynn Dunlop • Corporal Bradley Eisenhut, USMC • Master Sgt. Lonnie J. Ellis, Air Force
• Kip Ellison • LCPL Dwight A. Emily Jr. • PV2 Jana Estes • Specialist Bryan Ray Ferguson • PV2 Skyler Gammill, US Army • Lydia Gillis, US Navy E3 • Malcolm Gillis E6, US Army National Guard • SSGT Stephen R. Graham • Daniel Gray, USMC Lance Corporal • SGT Rob Gray, US Army • A1C Stephanie Lynn Griffin, USAF • SSGT Dustin Hamm, USMC • PFC Isaac Harville • Senior Airman James Taylor Haubrich, US Air Force • Lieutenant Colonel (Chaplain) Billy Hawkins • SPC Matthew Hemby, Army • SGT Brian W. Hendrix • SGT Timothy Hixon • Staff Sergeant Brian Lee Hood • Wes Huffman, Air Force • Private Alex Johnson, US Army • SGT Ricky L. Jordan, USMC • Army Officer 1st Lt. James Lax
• Sergeant Joseph Lilly • Captain Troy E. Mathis • 1st LT Jessica Mayfield, US Army • SPC Ritchie A. McCrary • SPC Dustin McDonald • A1C Amanda K. McMillen, USAF • Joshua Lane Meek, Army • CPL Jeffery Mitchell, USMC • SSGT Patrick Michael Moore, Nat. Guard • SGT Major Paula Norris • Pvt. Justin Overton, USMC • CPO Denise Picard Culverhouse • SPC Jeffery A. Pickett, US Army • SPC William Andrew “Andy” Pickett, Nat. Guard • SPC Robert H. Pittman, II • CPL James Scott Powell • CPL John M. Powell • Ernest Purez, Air Force • E4 Sophia Reinke • SGT. Charlie Rickman, US Army • John Robinson US Navy • S/ST Ryan Robinson Air Force • Angel Rodriguez, Petty Officer US Navy
• SPC Blake Rudd • Specialist Robert Rzasa • Veronica Sebree Petty Officer 3rd Class • Alan Seigers, Army • SFC Patrick Michael Shaughnessy • 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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Helen Marie O’Brien
Jerry Wayne Whitten
Helen Marie Rogers O’Brien, age 81 of Adamsville, Tenn., passed away November 25, 2012 at Hardin Medical Center in Savannah, Tenn. Ms. Helen was born September 29, 1931 to the late William F. Rogers and Stella Crotts Duren. She was the widow of Gerald C. O’Brien. During the 1960’s she was Miss Butter Pecan for Howard Johnson Hotels, and a model with the Ford Agency in New York City. Ms. Helen was a fun-loving woman, and will be missed by many. Survivors include her daughters: Bridget, Courtney, and Siobhan; two grandchildren: Megan and Seth; one great grandchild: Bentley.
William Robert Newman, resident of Selmer, Tennessee, United States Veteran and husband of Starlet Stainback Newman, who is a native of Fayette County, died Sunday evening, November 25, 2012 at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis where he had been a patient for 17 days. He was 59 years of age and died as a result of injuries received in a vehicle accident that occurred in McNairy County, Tenn. Services of Remembrance with Military Honors for Mr. Newman were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 29th at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland. The Officiating Ministers were Bro. Raymond Paisley of Selmer and his wife, Shirley Paisley. Interment followed in the Rehobeth Cemetery in Fayette County. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center — West Chapel at Oakland. Mr. Newman was born August 21, 1953 in Covington. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Paul Newman and Mary Edna McClain Newman. He was married May 15, 1980 to the former Starlet Ann Stainback, a native of Fayette County, who is employed by the Timber Products of Corinth, Mississippi. Mr. Newman was employed as a long-distance truck operator in the West Tennessee and Memphis areas for a number of years before retiring for health reasons. He served overseas during the Korean War Period with the United States Army. Mr. Newman was a Christian and attended the Petra Ministries Church in Selmer. Mr. Newman will be remembered as an avid gardener who enjoyed all things agriculture. Fishing, hunting, billiards, country music and dancing were favorite pastimes. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed rides on his four-wheeler and tractor with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife of 32 years, Mr. Newman is survived by three daughters, Crystal Gayle Curle (Kevin) of Arlington, Starlett Deonne Henry (Curtis) of Kossuth, Miss., Mary Nichole Westmoreland (Keith) of Oakland; two sons, Jason Carl Cooper (Charity) of Pocahontas, William Shannon Newman (Angie) of Selmer; five sisters, Evelyn Armstrong of Memphis, Judy Williams of Memphis, Tena Gilbert of Matheson, MS, Pam Huggins of Memphis, Tonyia Stenson of Munford; fourteen grandchildren and one great grandson. Those honored to serve as casketbearers were Kenley Patterson, Joey Wilbanks, Curtis Henry, Keith Westmoreland, Kevin Curle and Jamie Luker. Honorary casketbearers were Charles Bower and Tommy Small. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Rehobeth Cemetery Association or to the church, charity or organization of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left on our online guestbook at www.PeeblesFuneralHome.com.
Jerry Wayne Whitten, 63, went home to be with Jesus on November 25, 2012, from his home in Bartlett, Tenn. Mr. Whitten was a born-again Christian, career truck driver, and served his country in the United States Army. He attended Providence Baptist Church in Bartlett. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Sue Whitten; sons, Brian Keith Whitten (Elaine), Sean Aaron Whitten, and Jeremy Todd Whitten (Angela), who all reside in Bartlett, Tenn. He was a loving ‘’Papaw’’ to four granddaughters, Taylor Boughton, Kaylie Whitten, Brylie Whitten and Tensley Whitten, and a grandson, Tristen Whitten. He is also survived by his brothers, Harold Whitten of Olive Branch, MS, Johnny Whitten of Bartlett, J. W. Whitten of Memphis, Robert Whitten of Savannah, Tenn., and David Whitten of Memphis, and sisters, Linda Goolsby and Norma Duke of Selmer, Tenn. The visitation service was held on Wednesday, November 28th, from 5-7 p.m. and the funeral was Thursday, November 29th 10 a.m. All services were held at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5668 Poplar Ave. in Memphis, Tenn. Memorial Park Funeral Home, “Behind the stone wall”, 901-767-8930. Condolences may be offered at www.MemorialParkOnline.com
William Robert Martin Funeral services for Mr. Robert Martin, age 82, were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Shiloh Baptist Church with Bro. Sammy McAdams officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Martin passed away Saturday December 1, 2012 in Lexington, Tenn. He was born November 28, 1930 in McNairy County, Tennessee to the late Lee and Odie Pugh Martin. He was United States Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. Mr. Martin retired from Johnson Controls, was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, and enjoyed trail rides. Mr. Robert was preceded in death by, two sons, Robert Michael Martin and David Lee Martin, brother, Harley Martin, and sister Christine Parsons. Survivors include his wife, Inus Martin, brothers, Terry, Ralph, and Hugh Martin. Also, sisters, Garmelia Edgar, Waymon Perkins, Vonah Wood, Cornethia, and Retha Fanning.
Mary Bess Tidwell Mary Bess Tidwell was born March 13, 1928 in McNairy County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Gilbert Spencer and Rosie Smallwood Plunk. Mrs. Tidwell departed this life on December 2, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 84 years, 8 months, 19 days. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Ramer, Tenn. and was a homemaker. She was a good mother and grandmother who loved all of her family very much. She is survived by a son, Merle Travis Sanders Tidwell of Selmer, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Kristy Hathcock and husband Brian of Selmer, Tenn., Merle Anthony Tidwell and wife Andrea of Selmer, Tenn., Randall Shane Tidwell and wife Andrea of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Shana Lynn Tidwell of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; a sister, Dottie Dancer Hubanks and husband Vernon of Adamsville, Tenn.; three great grandchildren, Jannie Catherine Hathcock of Selmer, Tenn., Niki Hathcock of Selmer, Tenn., Hunter Travis Tidwell of Selmer, Tenn.; a step great grandchild, Elizabeth. A host of nieces, nephews, other extended family, and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tidwell was preceded in death by her first husband, Murry Sanders, her second husband, Worley Tidwell; a daughter, Janie Doris Sanders; a son, Randall Hurley Tidwell; two sisters, Bonnie Christopher, Pansy Christopher; two brothers, Travis Plunk, Petie Plunk. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Phil Mitchell officiating. Interment followed in the Bethesda Cemetery near Selmer.
Donald Durrance Donald Durrance was born July 20, 1941 in Jackson, Tenn., the son of the late Joseph Lonnie and Marie Massey Durrance. Mr. Durrance was a long time member of the Mount Vinson Methodist Church in Stantonville, Tennessee. He was also an Army Veteran stationed in Korea, an AA member since 1983 and was active at the McNairy County Senior Citizens Center. Mr. Durrance departed this life on November 26, 2012 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 71 years, 4 months, 6 days. He is survived by a son, Donald “Donnie” Durrance Jr. of Henderson, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jeremy Durrance and wife Joslyn of Adamsville, Tenn., Chad Durrance of Adamsville, Tenn.; a great grandson, Cameron Durrance; two brothers, Joe Durrance and wife Nancy of Selmer, Tenn., Richard Durrance and wife Karon of Crockett-Mills, Tenn.; and a host of neices and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Durrance is preceded in death by a son, Scott Edward Durrance, and a brother, Van “Gate” Durrance. Funeral services were held on November 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Bobby Spencer officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Vinson Cemetery at Stantonville, Tennessee.
Wilmer (Bab) Vaughn Wilmer (Bab) Vaughn was born August 30, 1926 in Pocahontas, Tenn., the son of the late Joseph Grover and Mary Ellen Hathcock Vaughn. Mr. Vaughn was a retired maintenance worker with Western Mental Health Institute in Bolivar, Tenn. He was a United States Navy veteran. Mr. Vaughn was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. He enjoyed country music, his family and grandchildren, and always tended a large garden every summer. He departed this life on November 25, 2012 at his son Derek’s home in Oakland, Tennessee at the age of 86 years, 2 months, 26 days. He is survived by a son, Derek Vaughn and wife Kathy of Oakland, Tenn.; three daughters, Joan Bates of Darien, IL, Linda Leitz and husband Ken of Altanta, GA, Terri Manning of McAllister, OK; a sister, Ruby Deggendorf and husband Joe of Oceanside, CA,; a brother, John Vaughn and wife Dean of Bailey, CO; five grandchildren, Greg Vaughn, Meredith Fawcett, Wesley Vaughn, Katherine Bates, Renee Allen; 4 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruth Vaughn of Rossville, Tenn. A host of extended family, friends, and staff at Hospice Advantage who provided him such wonderful care. In addition to his parents, Mr. Vaughn was preceded in death by two sisters, Blanche Mullins and husband Gould, and Lenora Mathis; three brothers, Lloyd Vaughn and wife Martha, Warren Vaughn and wife Marie, and Curtis Vaughn. Funeral services were held on November 28, 2012 at 3 p.m.at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Frank Bell officiating. Burial followed in the Eureka Cemetery at Pocahontas, Tennessee.
christmas events DECEMBER 6 • Christmas Parade The Town of Adamsville will hold their annual Christmas parade in downtown Adamsville this Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Lineup for the parade will begin at 6 p.m. December 7 •McConnico Library Christmas Open House and Book Reading McConnico Library will sponsor a Christmas Open 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 served. 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 • Christmas Parade The City of Selmer will hold their annual Christmas parade in downtown Selmer this Saturday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. Lineup for this event will begin at 4:30 p.m. • 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. • 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. • AIM & MRA present “Christmas at the Latta” The Hoiday Season is upon our wonderful community and Arts in McNairy and the McNairy Regional Alliance has put together a schedule that will put the community in the Christmas Spirit. Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. Arts in McNairy presents “The Forgotten Carols”. On Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. “The Forgotten Carols” and on Monday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Arts in McNairy presents “The Forgotten Carols”. Thursday, Dec. 13 from 5 until 7 p.m. McNairy Regional Alliance Christmas Open House. Saturday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. AIM and MRA presents Christmas Double Feature of the Polar Express and It’s A Wonderful Life. Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. AIM Community Band Christmas Concert. For more information call 731-645-6360. • Christmas Caroling Gray’s Country Oasis is having a Christmas Caroling December 8th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Come join us!
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Thank You We would like to thank Russell Ingle, Tracy Helmuth, Greg Worthy, Jim Gray, and Sybil Dancer for the relentless hours spent planning and organizing the First Annual Main Street CHRISTmas Festival. Also, a big thank you to all of the tree sponsors, cooks and servers of the meal, the carolers and the individuals and groups who set up refreshment centers throughout the town. We would also like to thank Dennis White, Josh Gray, Jason Hurt, Kenneth Killingsworth, James Smith, Joe Lands, Jonathan Freshour, Mayor Robinson, Mayor Brooks, CB Baldwin, George Atkins, Jimmy Yarbro, The Independent Appeal, G&P Printing, Greens, Beans and Tators, Sweet Peppers, Harold Knight, McNairy County News, Duncan Christmas Tree Farm, The Dollar Saver, and Fred’s. Each of you were instrumental in the success of the event. We are humbled at the response that we received. It could not have been accomplished without all of you We thank you all, and wish you a Blessed CHRISTmas. Please remember, “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.” Theresa Robinson
Mrs. Edna Mae Tacker
Happy 95th Birthday Mrs. Edna Mae Tacker will be turning 95 years old on December 8, 2012. “ You have been our special blessing. We love you.” Your Family
Thank You Thank you! To the citizens of Bethel Springs, I want to say thank you for having faith in me to once again elect me to serve on your Board of Alderman. It is an honor to serve the community. I promise to all of the citizens of Bethel Springs that I will work diligently to restore our town back to its original Honor and Glory. I will serve the people with transparency and accountability. My door is always open, and I would love to hear from each of you with suggestions on how to improve our community. The Board of Alderman and Mayor need your input. Thank you for your support and I look forward to working for the citizens of our town as we work toward efficiency,and integrity in our Government. Sincerely, Shirley Williams
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DECEMBER 9 • First Christian Church Christmas Service Selmer First United Methodist Church will be hosting the Annual Community Christmas Service on December 9th at 6 p.m. Come worship with us and join in the singing at 1122 West Cherry Ave., Selmer. • Children’s program The Springs, United Pentecostal Church at 3591 Main Street, (Old Hwy 45 S), Bethel Springs, Tenn. will have their children’s program on Sunday eve-
Heather Weaver & Aaron Killingsworth
Weaver - Killingsworth Miss. Heather Faye Weaver of Selmer, Tenn. and Mr. Aaron Lee Killingsworth of Selmer, Tenn., will exchange wedding vows on December 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Fourth Street Church of Christ in Selmer, Tenn. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry and Teresa Weaver of Henderson, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of Kathleen Mullins, and the late Delbert Weaver, and Bobby Bryant of Henderson, Tenn. The prospective bride-groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David and Pam Killingsworth of Stantonville, Tenn. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Don, and Gertrude Moore of Selmer, Tenn. and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Louise Killingsworth of Michie, Tenn. Heather is a 2010 graduate of McNairy Central High School. She is presently employed with Tennessee Department of Health in Selmer, Tenn. Aaron is a 2004 graduate of McNairy Central High School, and a 2010 graduate at University of Tennessee at Martin. He is presently employed as a teacher at Selmer Middle School. Only out of town invitations are are being sent. All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend the ceremony and the reception which follows at the church. After returning from their honeymoon Aaron and Heather will reside in Selmer, Tenn.
ning December 9th at 6 p.m. The play is “Twinkle” and has become a tradition that the children do this ever so often. The first time Twinkle was performed was in 1987 and we invite all those from that production and other productions to join us. Amy Turner is the director of this year’s program. Everyone welcome. DECEMBER 11 • McNairy County Republican Women The McNairy County Republican Women are having a Christmas gettogether on Tuesday, December 11th at 6 p.m. at the Eastview Civic Center. Bring finger foods and en-
joy the fellowship. Everyone is invited. DECEMBER 13 • FCE Club Christmas Luncheon McNairy County FCE Clubs will have their Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 13 beginning at 12 noon at Selmer Community Center, 230 N. Fifth Ave., Selmer. The day will include a motivational program by Chester Co. Agent, Michele Sides, volunteer & reading awards for participating FCE members, and presentation of Christmas presents to The Carl Perkins Center. FCE will provide a potluck. RSVP to Schancey Chapman at UT Extension 731-645-3598 by Dec. 12.
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Bethel springs news By Mrs. T.C. Williams
Aston Welch, the son of James Welch Jr., was taken to Le Bonheur hospital in Memphis last week, but is doing better and has returned home. Antonio Jackson is doing better. He was at church on Sunday. We would like to say THANK YOU! to everyone who came outast Saturday for the benefit for Antonio. It was a great success ... we could not have done it without the support of the community. New Bethel Senior Choir visited Saulters Chapel CME Church to participate in their Musical Usher Day program. Bro. Campbell traveled with the choir. The program was enjoyed by all. Phillisy Marshall had surgery at Jackson General on the Nov. 28. She is doing well as she recuperates. Pauline Smith of Detroit came down to be with the family and spend some time was her sister Sherry. Thought for the week: God is near I will not fear through all my dreams come shattering down around my feet, for God is near I will hold on to him who helps me. So until next time be good to yourself and others.Pray several times daily for those whom you’ve listed and for your thoughts about them.
Hello everyone. The Season is upon us. We were reminded at our Church on Sunday morning as we celebrated the First Sunday of Advent, that during this season we are invited to open ourselves to God's active Spirit. Like Mary, we can ponder what God says to us in scripture. The busyness of the world is stilled; we pay attention, trust in God's promises, and wait together in joyful anticipation. Think of people or groups of people you have difficulty loving as Christ loves us. Write their name down on a slip of paper and carry it with you this week. Pray several times daily for those whom you’ve listed and for your thoughts about them. Thanksgiving dinner was served at the home of Willie & Tamela Sain. The guest where from Nashville, Martin, Henderson, Memphis and Bethel Springs. The family enjoyed good food and fellowship. The Williams children and grandchildren came from Nashville for Thanksgiving dinner at Nathaniel and Shirley Williams home. Mama T was also present. The family enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving Feast.
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Tiffany Wills graduates Tiffany Y. Wills has graduated from the Army drill cadet leadership course at Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, Okla. The prime objective of the course is to provide third year cadets the opportunity to develop leadership abilities through realistic and practical experience by performing the duties of a noncommissioned or junior commissioned officer. The academy is the nation's oldest service academy. Each year more than
134,629 Tennesseans will receive insurance rebate
4,000 men and women are enrolled in the four-year educational institution which is charged with the task of providing the nation with leaders of character who serve the common defense. Upon graduation cadets receive a bachelor's degree and a commission in the U.S. Army. She is the daughter of Barton A. Chase of Ramer, Tenn., and Naomi Davis of Garden Trace Court, Charlotte, N.C.
By John Crabtree Center for Rural Affairs
The Affordable Care Act requires insurance companies offering policies to individuals and small businesses to spend at least 80 percent of premium income on health care claims and efforts to improve quality of care. Insurers that fail to comply are required to issue consumer rebates by August. That means 134,629 Tennesseans enrolled in individual health insurance plans have or will receive a refund averaging approximately $165 from their insurers, according to a recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. These refunds will put real money in the hands of real people, providing another tangible benefit of the Affordable Care Act for health care consumers across Tennessee. However, the 80-20 provision, referred to as Medical Loss Ratio in the law, is impacting other health care consumers as well. The presence of the 80-20 threshold and corresponding rebates from insurers that fail to meet it is providing an incentive for insurers to seek lower premium increases and improve their delivery of health coverage. Premium dollars that might otherwise have been spent on administration or marketing are now being directed to providing health care benefits. The 80-20 provision will not control rising health insurance premiums by itself. But it is helping ensure that consumers and businesses receive greater value for their premiums. Contact your insurer or state insurance commissioner to determine if you’re eligible, and remember, whether or not you receive a rebate, the Affordable Care Act is helping hold the line on the cost of your health insurance. For more information on the Affordable Care Act visit www.healthcare.gov.
Stephen Foster Music Club By Linda Hamm Stephen Foster Music Club, with a longstanding presence of five music promotion in our area, has united with AIM to foster future growth of the club and arts in the beautiful Latta building. Melissa Smith, president, conducted the November 15th meeting, and bylaws were revised to make effective transition into the club’s new direction. Paige Holmes, managing director of AIM, visited SFMC and previewed an upcoming concert in February, 2013 by Terry
McRoberts, pianist with Jackson Symphony. Event plans will be in a future publicity by AIM. Announcement was made of the Dec. 16th, 2:00 Christmas concert at AIM with a reception to compliment the afternoon. Melissa Smith entertained on the grand piano with some Leroy Anderson compositions. They included “Aria”, “Blue Tango”, “Belle of the Ball,” “The Syncopated Clock” and “Sleighride” with narrations of Anderson’s versatility. Next SFMC meeting will be February 28, 2013.
community events DECEMBER 7 • White Elephant Sale The Selmer Senior Center on North Fifth Street will be having a White Elephant Sale on Friday, December 7 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. All kinds of items. Jewelry, iron skillets, household items and lots more. Everyone welcome. No item will cost over $5 at the sale. 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. There will be a silent auction, hot dog plates, $1 raffle tickets for a Remington 870 shotgun. The church is located at 414 Meeks Rd., Adamville, Tenn. Call Mike for any questions at 731-453-4266. •Fish Fry and BBQ at Sulphur Springs Sulphur Springs Fire Department will have a fish fry and barbecue chicken on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 3 until 6 p.m. Adults $12 and children $6.
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DECEMBER 10 • McNairy County Awarded Emergency Food and Shelter Funds McNairy County has been awarded $11,174 Federal Funds under the Emergency Good and Shelter National Board Program. Qualifying agencies wishing to apply must contact Debbie Todd at United Way to obtain an application for funding. Application must be in by December 10th. • LIFELINE Blood Drive The need for blood doesn’t take a holiday. Patients in our local hospital and 18 additional hospitals in West Tennessee depend on volunteer blood donors
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to make sure blood will be there when they need it. There is a special need for Type O negative blood. You can help save a life this Christmas by giving blood when the LIFELINE Bloodmobile visits McNairy County this month: Monday, Dec. 10 at the Courthouse in Selmer from 12 -6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 at McNairy County Healthcare from 9 a.m. until 12 noon and at McNairy Regional Hospital from 2-5:30. Monday, Dec. 17 at TriCounty Healthcare of Adamsville from 12 - 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the Ruritan Club Community Blood Drive at Stantonville Methodist Church from
2-6 p.m. DECEMBER 12 • Breakfast Workshop at Latta building Going to the Bank or Alternative Lenders? In keeping with the Regional Concept and the effort to help and address Small Business issues, The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (JSCC) and the McNairy Regional Alliance is pleased to host a breakfast workshop designed to provide the necessary information for securing funding to start a new business or expand an existing business. Dec. 12, 2012 from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Latta Building 205 West Court Street Selmer, Tenn. 38375 For more information
contact Tracy Helmuth at (731) 645-6360. • Blood Drives open to public There will be two December Blood Drives that are open to the public in McNairy County on Dec. 12. The blood drives will be at McNairy County Healthcare, Selmer 9 a.m. - noon, McNairy Regional Hospital, Selmer, 2-5:30 p.m. DECEMBER 19 • Stantonville Ruritan Blood Drive Save a LIFE this holiday season by giving blood at the Stantonville Ruritan Blood Drive at the Stantonville United Methodist Church on December 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. All donors get a t-shirt.
Gymnastics & Cheer Academy
RECOGNITION NIGHT Friday, December 7th
(All former basketball players, managers, & coaches)
E OF E V L U D EN E H T C DECEMBER 7th ALUMNI NIGHT 6:00
All former members of the Adamsville Cardinal & Lady Carinal Basketball program are invited to be recognized and attend a reception immediately following games.
is BACK and STRONGER than ever! The most experienced and qualified staff in West TN is coming to Henderson to provide an energetic and fast-paced gymnastics & cheerleading program... offering boys and girls gymnastics and tumbling, cheerleading technique, stunting, tumbling classes, cheer choreography, and music editing!
Coach Brantley Smith & Staff will be instructing classes at the
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Classes Begin Monday, January 7, 2013 Girls/Boys Gymnastics Tumbling from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Girls/Boys Gymnastics Tumbling (ages 6-10 years) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cheer & Tumbling (Level 1-5) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Lady Cardinals vs. Middleton Lady Tigers
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Statistics highlight the need for preparation and caution in holiday decorating and entertaining Kim Kramer
throughout the holiday season. Christmas Tree Fire Facts * 33% of tree fires are caused by electrical problems; 13% involve decorative lights. Check wiring on lights for breaks and wear. Replace worn strings and don‚t exceed manufacturer guidelines for connecting multiple strands of lights. Don‚t leave tree lights plugged in when you are away from home or when you go to bed. * 42% occur on the 12 days from December 23 through January 3. Keep live trees well watered to reduce the chance of a fire.
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The approaching holiday season brings traditions, parties, shopping, entertaining and potential danger, according to SERVPRO® disaster cleanup specialists in the Selmer area. The latest statistics available from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show the holidays are a high-risk time for home fires. Christmas trees are responsible for 240 home fires each year, and other holiday decorations are the cause of another 1,170 fires1. Thanksgiving Day sees almost a threefold increase in cooking-related fires; cooking fires are almost twice as likely to happen on Christmas Day as on non-holidays2. “No one wants to think about the possibility of losing their home, and even more tragically, lives because of a fire during the holidays,” said Rick Isaacson, Executive Vice President of Servpro Industries, Inc., “But statistics show, it’s important to be aware of the increased risk seasonal decorating, entertaining and cooking can cause during the holidays.” Isaacson reminds Selmer area residents that prevention and common sense can help keep homes and families safe during the holidays and throughout the year. Here are some sobering facts about holiday fires and tips to help keep your home, friends and family safe
sheriff’s log 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. – 3:10 p.m. Theft of Property – King Dr. – 6:28 p.m. Public Assist – Glen Dr. – 8:00 p.m. Traffic Stop – Hamburg – 10:11 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Speak with an Officer – 10:22 p.m. Domestic in Process 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. – 12:12 a.m. Traffic Stop – Walnut St. – 7:56 a.m. Stranded Motorist – Hwy 64 – 8:20 a.m.
Holiday Decoration Fire Facts * 45% of all holiday fires involve candles; that number rises to 56% in December. Use flameless candles. If you do use traditional candles, burn them in sturdy candleholders, well away from drapes and other flammable materials, and never leave them unattended or allow them to burn down to less than one inch in length. * 48% of all decoration fires start because the decoration is too close to a heat source. Keep all decorations away from heat sources like radiators, portable heaters, fireplaces, etc. Cooking Fire Facts * Cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day exceed the daily average by 272%. Supervise items on the stovetop.
Speak with an Officer – Mulberry Ave. – 8:27 a.m. Theft of Property – William Ln. – 9:23 a.m. Harass Threats – Industrial Park Dr. – 10:03 a.m. Officer Assistance – Industrial Park Dr. – 10:21 a.m. Public Service – Capooth Rd. – 9:54 a.m. Officer Assistance – Industrial Park Dr. – 1:59 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Industrial Park Dr. – 3:46 p.m. Animal Control – Leapwood Rd. – 6:01 p.m. Breaking into Home – Capooth Rd. – 6:28 p.m. Animal Control – Wenasoga Rd. – 7:05 p.m. Traffic Stop – Walmart – 8:45 p.m. Reckless Driver – Clayton Rd. – 9:38 p.m. Check of the Area for Illegal – Bethel Dollar Store – 11:17 p.m. Tuesday, November 27 Extra Patrol – Sulpher Springs Rd. – 12:34 a.m. Extra Patrol – Locke Rd. – 9:07 a.m. Theft of Property – Industrial Park Dr. – 9:45 a.m. Public Service – Smith Rd. – 10:30 a.m. Theft of Property – Ode Moore
Rd. – 12:09 p.m. Escort – Nortons Law Office – 1:18 p.m. Reckless Driver – Hwy 45 N – 2:00 p.m. Theft of Property – S Farmville Rd. – 4:46 p.m. Traffic Stop – Hwy 142 – 5:58 p.m. Reckless Driver – 45 N – 7:08 p.m. Traffic Stop – Hwy 142 – 7:21 p.m. Traffic Stop – Hwy 142 E – 7:22 p.m. Vehicle in roadway – Ramer Selmer Rd. – 9:32 p.m. Wednesday, November 28 Disturbance Unknown – Joe Dillon Rd. – 2:14 a.m. Animal Control – Hwy 45 S – 2:40 a.m. Traffic Stop – Archer Rd. – 4:37 a.m. Suspicious Vehicle – Hwy 45 S – 8:07 a.m. Alarm Residence – Hwy 64 W – 9:20 a.m. Theft of Property – Sol Colston Rd. – 9:29 a.m. Traffic Stop – Post Office – 9:46 a.m. Theft of Property – Dickey Rd. – 9:54 a.m. Speak with an Officer – Industrial Park Dr. – 10:00 a.m. Verbal Threats – Hines Gin Rd. – 11:33 a.m.
Friday, November 30 Alarm Residence – Hwy 142 – 3:22 a.m. Domestic in Progress – Gilchrist – 3:28 a.m.
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Animal Control – Rankin Ln. – 8:27 a.m. Alarm Residence – Bethesda Purdy Rd. – 8:34 a.m. Suspicious Activity – Sticine Rd. – 11:28 a.m. Welfare Check – Pleasant Site – 12:04 p.m. Identity Theft – Industrial park Dr. – 6:19 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Henry Ln. – 2:44 p.m. Theft of Property – Melvin Qualls Rd. – 3:05 p.m. Theft of Property – Mills Loop – 3:23 p.m. Traffic Stop – Gilchrist – 5:00 p.m. Public Service – Limon Gage Rd. – 6:09 p.m. Reckless Driver – Peach St. – 6:28 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Speak with an Officer – 6:34 p.m. Traffic Stop – Big Intersection – 8:30 p.m. Harass Threats – Old Stage Rd. – 10:00 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Speak with an Officer – 10:48 p.m. Theft of Property – Hwy 64 W. – 11:27 p.m.
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Alarm Residence – Chewalla Rd. – 12:03 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Finger Leapwood Rd. – 12:43 p.m. Public Service – Public Service – 1:02 p.m. Breaking into Home – Tull Garner Rd. – 2:52 p.m. Public Service – Public Service – 3:59 p.m. Theft of Property – Sweetlips Rd. – 4:04 p.m. Public Service – Public Service – 5:24 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Industrial Park Dr. – 6:01 p.m. Serving Warrant – Perry St. – 6:08 p.m. Domestic in Progress Verbal – Linda Ln. – 6:12 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Industrial Park Dr. – 7:55 p.m. Speak with an Officer – Speak with an Officer – 8:06 p.m. Speak with an Officer – 8:42 p.m. Reckless Driver – Bypass Towards Bethel – 9:07 p.m. Traffic Stop – 6th – 9:11 p.m. Disturbance Noise – Bethesda Purdy Rd. – 9:42 p.m. Domestic in Progress, Verbal – Old Reed School Rd. – 10:18 p.m.
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58% of kitchen fires involve ranges; homes with electric cooktops have a higher risk of fire than homes with gas cooktops. * Cooking fires on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve exceed the daily average by 96% and 89% respectively. Keep flammable items, potholders, packaging, wrapping, wooden utensils, loose clothing away from the stovetop. And, don‚t let lack of sleep or alcohol consumption affect your ability to concentrate on preparing the meal. “It only takes a moment‚s distraction or carelessness to turn a holiday celebration into a catastrophe,” said Isaacson. “We hope these tips will be a reminder to Selmer area families to make fire prevention a priority in their holiday preparations, so they can spend the season enjoying family and friends, not dealing with the aftermath of a fire.” For more fire prevention tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, please visit www.servpro.com or contact one of the following Selmer area SERVPRO professionals: For more information call Glen Pendergrass, SERVPRO of Chester, Hardin, Henderson and McNairy Counties, can be reached at (731)983-0883, email@example.com.
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McNairy County 170 W. Court Avenue Ste. 201, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 (731) 645-3472 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by McNairy County. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about December 21, 2012, McNairy County will submit a request to the Department of Economic and Community Development for the release of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as McNairy County sewer system improvement project, to install a new Mechanically Cleaned Screening System, also referred to as a “solids removal device” at the Palmer Street pumping station, for, $474,300, in McNairy County, Tennessee. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
December 5, 2012
McNairy County has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at McNairy County Courthouse, 170 W. Court Avenue Ste. 201, Selmer, Tennessee, 38375 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS
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Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to McNairy County, 170 W. Court Avenue, Ste. 201 Selmer, Tennessee 38375. All comments received by December 20, 2012 will be considered by McNairy County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS McNairy County certifies to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development that Ronnie Brooks in his capacity as County Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities.
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OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will accept objections to its release of funds and McNairy County certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis: (a) The certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of McNairy County; (b) McNairy County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) The grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; or (d) Another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the State of Tennessee, Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Policy and Federal Programs, William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 10th' Floor, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-1102. Potential objectors should contact the Program Management Office to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Ronnie Brooks County Mayor
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Three Gifts By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor
Mr. Glen Wilbanks
On the first Sunday of the advent season I read something today that touched me. It said we should in this season slow down and realize what this season is and what it means to each of us. I hope for the next three weeks to share with you some of my most precious gifts. We have always heard about the three wise men and I am not sure why we think it was three other than the three gifts they brought to the Baby Jesus. They brought precious gifts gold, frankincense and myrrh. I know what gold is and have had a few pieces in my life but want to learn more about the other two gifts. I will start with gold since I know a little about that one. Gold is a precious metal used for many things. The first gift I want to tell you about in my life is
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of care and rehab. Whatever they needed to live their lives as well as God intended. Mr. Glen Wilbanks is one that comes to my mind when I think about faith. Mr. Glen has been in our home several times and each time he had the faith to get well and go home. I am not sure that will happen this time so he has come to live on the hall by my office. Glen still has lots of faith. Every day he is out in the hall with a great smile always visiting with the other folks especially the ladies. Mr. Glen likes to talk to the ladies and is always telling them, and me, how nice they look that day. What a great man he is and a lot of fun to be around. Faith to me is the evidence of things not seen, but the hopes of things to come. I have had some times in my life where there was no place to go but to my knees. A few months ago I heard a song and the first verse goes like this, “He was faithful to me yesterday, so I know He will be faithful to me tomorrow.”
Faith and, to me, it is a precious gift like gold. We all have different a meaning of Faith. Mine is, this God sent the most precious gift to me in his Son Jesus Christ. Now, I don’t understand that kind of Love. You see, I have an only child and to let her die for someone else, I’m not sure I could even come close to thinking about that let alone doing so will a willing heart. A few years ago I knew I had to make a change in my working habits. I love being a nurse and worked a lot of hours, but I had to make some decisions on what would be best for me. I was offered the job as ADON at McNairy County Health Care Center I prayed about it and felt that was where God wanted me. I walked in not having a clue what I needed to do on a daily basis. You see, I want these folks who live in this home to have the very best
We live in some hard times and I, like most of you, don't know what tomorrow holds but I know who holds tomorrow. So for that Baby in the Manger who came for me? Thank you Lord for that Child. For my job I hope He will give me the grace I need to do the best I can to help the staff provide the care our residents needs. You see we are a family who care for each other and for the great people who live in our home. So thank you for sharing you family with us and allowing us to provide their need for health care. We have some of the best staff who provide for them every day and I am so glad they and my Savior allows me to be a small part of that. Faith is a great gift and not ever to be taken for granted. Who or where do you place your faith? I have learned in my life and in my job there is only one place I can place my faith. I will fail you but I know One who never will. Now my friend that is my faith I would love to hear about yours.
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Our friends and loved ones who preceded us in death this past year: Every effort was made to include all individuals served by The Shackelford Family and Staff. The list includes deaths from November 13th 2011 through November 10th 2012. We sincerely apologize if anyone was inadvertently left off this list. Mary Bess Abernathy Reba Faye Payne Allen Ruth M. Allison Mildred Maxine Wardlow Alvey Martha Faulkner Anderson Tanner Logan Anderson Ruby Jean Taylor Ashe Ada Pauline Atkins Bobby R. Austin Craig (B. C.) Austin Eual R. Austin Marsha Daylene Johnson Austin Bobby Glen Baggett Paul William Bagley Sarah Faye Baker Annie Marie Baldwin Benny Edward Banks Edith L. Barclay Ora Lea Barham James Warren Barnes Virginia Kiser Barnes Guy Barnett, Jr. Carol Bridger Bartlett Nell Humphries Basham Brenda Kay Nixon Beavers Bill Beck Grace Virginia Gordon Bennett Patricia Gayle Blakely Peggy June Bunting Blevins Curtis Boleyn Bobby Ray Brigman Carroll Wayne Britton Nola Jean Hurst Brock Marie Brown Brandon Scott Brown James Thomas (Tommy) Brush Nina Sue Walker Bullard Durelle Wilkins Burton Marilyn M. Chamberlin Imogene Pratt Chandler Venita S. Cholewiak Billy Earl Christopher Carol Jane Cima Tammy Jean King Coats Tanya Lee Bearden Cohea Doris Natica Mullins Coke Melva Jean Stivers Coleman Judy Lynn Coley Lexie Russom Cone
Nancy Jane Raines Cooper Leonard Royal Copeland Nellie Sue Cox R.P. Cox Anna Margaret Middleton Crutcher Robert David (Robbie) Cummings Edward L. (Ed) Curtis John Allen Curtis Jimmy Lyde Dancer Billy Joe (Dooley) Daniel John O. Davis Lucy W. Davis Olen Albert (Sonny) Davis, Jr. Patricia (Pat) Brown Dickerson Alton Dickerson John Bryan (Jay) Dickey Rhonda Mae Wardlow Dix Paula Jean Davis Douglas Cpt. James L. Duke William Joseph (Skip) Duke Charles E. Ellis Wilburn Z. Emmons Marilyn Delores Ingram Ervin Olene Baker Ervin Dorthena Cox Estes Mary Jane Estes Rachel Oliver Etheridge Robert Wayne Evans Mildred Fletcher Dorothy Louise White Fondren William E. Foote, Jr. Ersell Deward Forsythe Lucille Foster Timothy L. Foster Thomas Nathan (Bear) Fowler Billy D. Frye Travis Oneal Fullwood Nellie Marie Garner Phyllis Ann Garner William Branson Garner Carolyn Nell Gilchrist Johnnie Ruth McMahan Gilchrist Earl Gilchrist Mary L. Gillham Rickey Wayne Glidewell Shelba Jean Godsey Billy Joe Goodrum John Curtis Goodrum John Keith Gray
Martha Ann Clark Greene Anna Lee Greer Laura Griffin Aidyl Nelle Grim Sarah Nell Grubbs Brenda Joyce Guzman Scott D. Hadley Maurice Frank Hamm Maudelia Clark Hampton Herbert Eugene Hanson Arvis Wayne Harris Kenneth N. Harris Betty Jewell Hanna Harville Marvin Neil Haubrich Martha Bell Henry Santiago Hernandez Exelee (Tennie) Hickman Patsy Ruth Hill Winston Louis Hopkins Betty Sue Locke Horton Bertha Esther Howard Jewell Lee Howard Mary Lou Smith Howard Theresa Dianne Howard Herbert H. Howell Preston Lee Hubanks Malcolm Whitlow Hudson Mary E. Huggins Stan Hughes Hurley Humphrey Shirley Faye Mitchell Hunt Betty Jean Hutcherson Jon Hutcherson Ruby Faye Inman William E. James Cora Nell Johnson JoAnn Jones Margie Hughes Jones Brian Wayne Julian Wayne Kennedy Joe Allen Kiestler Donnie Ray (Danny) Killingsworth William Bain (Bill) Killingsworth John Hiram Kincaid Betty Jo Keller Kinchen Larron King Steve E. King Thomas Ray King Goldie Mae Kirk
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Linda K. Price Chester Spencer Prichard Roy Raines Patricia Jean (Mrs. Pat) Rankin Janette Ray Mary Dona (Donie) Reaves Gene Allen Redmon Mickey Redmon Janet Carol Reinke Carolyn Replogle Ora Layton Aldridge Rice Bertha Lee Sweat Rickman Syble Ann Rickman Vicki Jacqulyn Rickman Timothy George Rives Madison L. Robinson, Jr. Harold D. Robison Betty Watson Lindemann Rolph Erma Jones Rowland Dorothy Francine Ashe Russell Mabel Christeen Russell Kenneth C. Rutledge Sidney Ray Rutledge Jessica Wendy Sanders Johnie Lurlene Sanders Rebecca Lynn (Becky) Sanders Bonnie Sue Schermerhorn Noel Ray Scott Rosemary Walker Scott G. W. (Billy) Seaton Stephen T. Senrick Fairene Beecham Sewell Charles M. Shea Gene Shelton Linda Faye Simpson Mary D. Sims Annie Ruth Hensley Wallis Smith Arlie G. Smith Billie Jo Smith Bobbie D. Smith Louise Russom Smith Gary Rex Smith Hazel Blanch Smith Helen Louise Smith Malinda Elizabeth Smith Lila M. South Donald Coy Sowell Lester Lee Stanfield Leora Estelle Steadman
Cecil C. Steward Marie Selle Stutts Lavon Sullivan Willard Summers Jerry N. Surratt Thomas Leonard Sweat Joe Dan Sweatt Earl Wayne Tacker, Sr. Fletcher Tate Allen Durley Taylor James Varnell Taylor William Robert Taylor Ruth Elizabeth O’Neal Therasse Grace Lee Thomas Evelyn Thomas Nelda Ruth Tolbert Hugh Jennings Townsend, Jr. Susan Lynn Townsend Eva Inez H. Treece Hoyt Gaylon Treece Roy Tucker Paul ( Bubba and Uncle) Victor, III Eddie Howard Waldrop Judy Killingsworth Walker Gladys Ruth Sutton Wardlow Larry Watson James H. Westmoreland, Jr. Marie Whitaker Mattie Neal Whitaker Brenda Joyce White Blonnie Hill Whitlow Mae Ola Whitten Pauline Wiggins James Martin Wigginton Michael Jason (Willard) Wilhite Opal J.D. Wilkerson Nellie Sue Wilkins Johnny E. Williams Kathy Williams Charlie T. Willis Jocie Barnes Willis Aubrey Willis Irja Estere Wilson Melburn Nathaniel Wilson Melba Jo Reaves Wolf Jimmy Moore Young
Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer Invites everyone to attend the Nineteenth Annual
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Thank you so much to the citizens of Michie and Selmer for choosing to participate in the Roundup program made up of both the One to One and the Last Dollar Scholarship Fund recently proposed by Mayor David Robinson. Five scholarships were awarded in fall 2012 and more scholarships will be awarded for spring 2013! Remember that 100% of the collections for the Last Dollar Scholarship Fund go directly to scholarships!
SPRING 2013 LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION APPLICATION DEADLINE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH AT 5:00 P.M.! PLEASE ATTACH 3 MONTHS OF UTILITY DISTRICT BILLS TO APPLICATION
Name:_________________________________________________________ SS# _______________________________________________________ Date of Birth: __________________________ High School: ________________________________ Telephone: ______________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________________ What campus do you plan to attend? (Circle one) Tennessee Technology Center
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Commanders conquer Cardinals for second straight championship By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Though they may not have come home from the 2012 BlueCross Bowl Class 2A Final with a state championship, it did not stop the Cardinals from making history and a whole community very proud. Cardinal head coach Brandon Gray said that he wanted each and every player to remember that, “Opportunities like that don’t come around a lot, but when you do have that opportunity, cherish the moment, and remember that you got to do it...you had the opportunity to play in that game.”
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The 34-point loss to Friendship Christian School at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tenn., last Saturday is by no means an easy pill for Adamsville to swallow. “Our hearts were set on winning it. Why accept second when first is available,” Adamsville defensive coordinator Rennard Woodmore inquired. “It’s like medicine; it doesn’t taste good going down, but it makes you better.” The fact that Red Rage is the first football team in the county to ever make a state championship appearance makes it no easier, nor does the fact that the Cardinals were the first team since the 1995 Cardinal basketball and baseball teams to make a state championship appearance. Simply stated, nothing matters but the result. Despite the hard facts, there are things of which the Cardinals can be proud. The support present at the game was a spectacle of its own. The sea of red, white and black in the stands along the AHS sideline dwarfed the pond of the white, gold and green backing the Commanders, who hailed from a little more than an hour away in Lebanon, Tenn. The effort, despite a persistent FCS offensive attack and several breaks that went the Commanders’ way, was clearly there down to the final second as twenty-two of the winningest seniors in AHS history fought tooth-andnail to end their careers with their 40th victory. Adamsville hung tight with its defense throughout the majority of the game, but putting pressure on the FCS punter backfired. On fourth-and-14 from the AHS 49-yard line, the Cardinals brought everyone for the punt
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Dustin Plunk raises his arms and brings the crowd to its feet after the opening kickoff.
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Adamsville’s John Reed Odom evades one tackler on his way to bolting downfield for a 73-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of last Saturday’s Class 2A state championship game. block, but Commander Cale Mitchell pulled down the punt and dashed for a 31-yard run, setting up an eventual five-yard touchdown run by Austin Taylor, who ran for three scores on the day. Taylor sprinted for a 55-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and after a two-point conversion, Adamsville trailed 14-0 with nine minutes to play before halftime. Controversy reared its ugly head shortly before the break. With one minute to play in the second quarter and FCS staring at a fourth-and-six from the AHS 15-yard line, the Commander quarterback fired a pass at a wide receiver awaiting the throw in the backfield. The pass was bobbled and hit the ground. The referees blew the play dead though the ball was still live. What would have been a turnover on downs turned into what officials called an inadvertent whistle. FCS was given another down, kicked a field goal, and went into half with a 17-0 lead. “They got five downs at the end of the half, and instead of going in down 14-0...our kids bow their backs, play their hearts out, stop’em, they give them an extra down, they kick a field goal, and now we’re down three scores,” said Gray. “It was unfortunate.” Adamsville came out in the third quarter looking like the Cardinals fans are accustomed to seeing. John Reed Odom busted a 73-yard touchdown run to bring the team within two scores of taking the lead. Unfortunately, Odom, who finished the game with 112 rushing yards, scored the team’s only touchdown. Dillon Hodges caught a 15-yard touchdown pass for FCS late in the third quarter, putting the Commanders up 24-7. Though the Cardinals never quit, things began to unravel after that. Friendship held the Cards to less than 300 total yards
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and smothered their fourth quarter efforts to rally. The Commanders ran for more than 320 yards alone. The Cardinals, leaving it all on the field, went for it on fourth down seven times but only converted twice, setting FCS up with good field position on more than one occasion. One of those failed conversions came on Gray’s decision to go for it on fourth-and-inches from Adamsville’s 12-yard line. Trailing 24-7, Gray said he had faith in the offense to pick it up and faith in the defense to stop them if they didn’t. “When you’ve been in the fire with them, you trust them,” Gray said of his players when deciding to pick up the conversion deep in Cardinal territory. “We knew that we had to try and put points on the board, and it didn’t matter where we gave the ball back to them, we were going to have to play.” Following three FCS fourth quarter touchdowns and the conclusion of the game, Gray and the Cardinals were presented with a plaque and Class 2A State Runner-Up trophy while watching the Commanders celebrate their second consecutive state title. Adamsville did not come away from the BlueCross Bowl empty-handed. AHS was the recipient of $1,000 after winning the Fan Face-Off in which fans were asked to text their team’s bowl code to a number, and the school with the most texts won. Cardinal fans erupted with joyous applause following their victory announcement, but they cheered even louder as their boys walked off the field as the best football-playing public school in the state of Tennessee. “Nobody ever gave up,” said Woodmore. “I think we showed a lot of heart, a lot of leadership; we kept fighting and pulling...Those seniors that aren’t going to be with us next year, I love each and everyone one of them like they’re my own kid, and I wish they had another season, but for the guys that are coming back, it’s time to get back to work because we’ve got a job to do.” It has only been four days since the season-ending heartbreak, but the next flock of Cardinals is already pecking at their next opportunity. “Our kids are wanting to get in the weight room. We’re on a two-week dead period, and our kids are wanting to get back to work. You can’t ask for anything better than that,” Gray said. “The fire’s lit...as long as we can keep it lit, we’re going to be successful.”
(AHS) Passing- Dalton Plunk: 48 Yds; 6 Comp, 14 Att Rushing- John Reed Odom: 112 Yds, 9 Car, 1 Td; Zak Neary: 54 Yds, 10 Car; Hayden Reece: 13 Yds, 4 Car; Jacob Dengler: 9 Yds, 3 Car; Jacob Terry: 7 Yds, 2 Car; Dalton Plunk: 3 Yds, 4 Car; Dustin Neill: 1 Yds, 1 Car Receiving- Ross Burcham: 27 Yds, 2 Rec; Taylor Henry: 13 Yds, 1 Rec; John Reed Odom: 5 Yds, 1 Rec; Hayden Reece: 2 Yds, 1 Rec; Zak Neary: 1 Yds, 1 Rec Kicking- Dustin Plunk: 1 XPA, 1 XPM Kick Return- Jacob Terry: 74 Yds, 2 Ret; Ross Burcham: 27 Yds, 2 Ret; Jacob Dengler: 10 Yds, 1 Ret; Dustin Neill: 4 Yds, 2 Ret
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Defense- Jacob Dengler: 10 Tkl, 3 TFL, 1 PD; Taylor Henry: 7 Tkl, 1 PD; Zak Neary: 6 Tkl, 1 TFL; Ross Burcham: 4 Tkl; Hayden Reece: 3 Tkl, 1 TFL; Josh Chappell: 3 Tkl; Chris Bernier: 3 Tkl; Bradley Hornbuckle: 3 Tkl; Seth Killingsworth: 2 Tkl, 1 TFL; John Reed Odom: 2 Tkl, 1 TFL; Eric Stanford: 2 Tkl; Zach Whitney: 2 Tkl; Jacob Wallis: 2 Tkl; Alex Fink: 1 Tkl; Austin Holt: 1 Tkl; Dylan Sweat: 1 Tkl
Jacob #2 We love you and are so proud. -Mom, Dad, Noah, Papa, & Nana
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The 2012 Division I Class 2A State Championship Trophy slips away from Adamsville this year, but the Cardinals continue to build on their solid foundation and hope to get another shot to hoist the gold ball high into the air in seasons to come.
Wednesday, DECEMBER 5, 2012
Stroup tops coaches, Clayton tops pickers By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Coach Michael Stroup hasn’t been playing this game for very long, but he now finds himself top dog when it comes to picking against his fellow coaches. Zolon Clayton, of Selmer, has been playing this game since it began and has not won a single time...until now. Clayton and Stroup both finished 4-1, but Top O’ The River’s 2012 Beat the Coaches: College Football Pick’em worked a little bit differently in Week 14. Due to it being the last week of competition, and also to some communication breakdowns within our staff, the coaches and contestants were not picking all of the same games. Since it was the last week of games, we wanted our contestants to have a chance to take home a prize from our sponsor. Had they picked against the coaches, there would have been no winner because Coach Brandon Gray finished strong with a perfect 5-0 entry. Gray, who was our champion last season, ended the year in third place but only two games back from first. Stroup, the new champion, only missed on Kansas State’s 42-24 win over Texas, which happened to be our game of the week for our pickers. Clayton’s fate, along with six others, came down to the tiebreaker, and his 46-21 prediction left him one point off the actual cumulative total; good enough for his
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first-ever pick’em win. For the majority of the season, Coach Rennard Woodmore and Stroup were neck and neck, and the whole season came down to one game. With all their other selections matching, Middle Tennessee State University’s Sunbelt Conference championship game against Arkansas State was the deciding AHS Head Coach AHS Asst. Coach MCHS Asst. Coach MCHS Asst. Coach Tenn. Walking Horse factor. ASU destroyed MTSU Brandon Gray Rennard Woodmore Michael Stroup Brandon Alldredge Houdini’s Prestige 45-0, sending the Blue Raid- 2012 Record: 42-28 2012 Record: 43-27 2012 Record: 44-26 2012 Record: 39-31 2012 Record: 34-36 ers, and Woodmore, home Last Week: 5-0 Last Week: 3-2 Last Week: 4-1 Last Week: 3-2 Last Week: 1-4 without the title. Woodmore finished the week 3-2 and in second place for the season. With a little help, Coach Brandon Alldredge finished 3-2 as well and ended the year in fourth end zone late to preserve a 32-28 victory with yours truly. place. and earn another shot at the BCS National We’d like to thank all of our coaches for Houdini’s ride for glory fizzled out a few Championship. their continued participation in a game that weeks ago, but he did okay, considering he’s Due to his lackluster performance, it is simply wouldn’t be possible without them. a horse. He did not dip below .500 until he unlikely that Houdini will be back for an- We’d also like to thank everyone out there went 1-4 last week, ending his year 34-36. other try in 2013. that played along. We hope all you winners Houdini selected MTSU for his first miss. What will be back is the Independent out there enjoyed your seafood experience. Wisconsin’s 70-31 shellacking of Nebraska Appeal’s Bowl Pick’em Confidence Poll. Now Which brings us to our conclusion. Lastfor the Big Ten Championship was his sec- that the bowl games are set, keep an eye out ly, we’d like to thank Tim Hearnsberger and ond. His third miss was the Longhorn loss for our confidence-based, head-scratching, everyone down at Top O’ The River, located to K-State, and his final miss came after he anybody-can-win postseason spectacular. on Hwy. 57 in Michie. If it weren’t for you all, selected Georgia to upset Alabama. The Also, keep an eye out for Stroup in next the only prizes we could have offered would underdog Bulldawgs nearly pulled off the week’s edition. He’ll be claiming his prizes have been wallet-sized portraits of me; a upset, but the Tide held them out of the for his victory and cheesin’ for a photo op prize for which no one would have played.
Gray named Coach of the Year By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
Coaches and officials from West Tennessee have spoken, and for the second time in the last four years, the Southwest Football Association has named Adamsville’s head coach, Brandon Gray, as the Coach of the Year. Among his peers, Gray was presented the honor last Monday at the association’s banquet held in Jackson, Tenn. “It’s a great honor because it’s voted on by all the coaches in West Tennessee,” said Gray. “If you ever win anything that’s voted on by your peers, it means a lot to you...but it’s more about my coaches than it is about me. That award is for them.” Gray first won the award in 2009. “Being named Coach of the Year two years out of the last four...hats off to him,” said assistant coach Rennard Woodmore. “It speaks to how amazing the transformation of this program has been and how far it has come.” In the 2012 football season, Gray led the Cardinals to a 10-1 record in the regular season. In the postseason, Adamsville defeated Mt. Pleasant, Loretto and Dresden on their way to earning a berth in the Class 2A State Championship where the Cards fell to Friendship Christian. “Coach Gray is very deserving of this award,” said Adamsville Athletic Director Ricky Coffman. “Coach Gray works relentlessly to make sure his program
has the best opportunity to be successful. His work ethic, dedication and focus is surpassed only by his love of this football team, school and community. We are very fortunate to have [him] working with the students at Adamsville High School.” Since assuming the role of head coach for AHS in 2006, Gray has amassed a 53-29 record while taking his team to the state playoffs five times, four of which have come in consecutive seasons dating back to the first year he won the award. Under his leadership, more than 10 Cardinal football players have gone on to play football on the collegiate level. Though he works tirelessly at his craft, Gray gives credit to those in his life that give him the support and motivation to continue coaching at such a high level. Members of his coaching staff say they would not be the coaches they are today without him. “I don’t feel like if I had been in any other system that I would be as advanced as I am right now,” Woodmore said. “Gray’s one of those guys that lets you grow as a coach on your own by trial and error. He lets you understand and learn from your mistakes...I don’t think you can get better as a coach if somebody’s always telling you what to do. He’s kind Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander of like a father figure to me as far as Cardinal head coach Brandon Gray molding me and getting me to the prowls the sideline during the state finals last Saturday. point that I am.”
Gray thanks players, coaches, community What an honor it has been for me to be able to coach at my alma mater for the past seven years. I can remember looking forward to going to the games at the old field by the elementary school. I still remember “Sam-Bo Who” and the stories of Rex and Ray Milford. I guess you can say AHS Football is all I have ever known. I used to love to watch practice when I was little and I couldn’t wait to put on the helmet with the old cardinal that said “Red Rage.” To all the guys like me that have went out on that field and played our hearts out for this town; I will never forget how our community showed up in Cookeville to cheer us on. From a former player’s perspective I grew up dreaming of being able, for just the chance, to play for a state championship. These guys set a goal almost a year ago to dedicate themselves to do just that, and every day since we knew that we would be playing on 12-1. It takes special young men to make that sacrifice and set aside other things that would be a lot easier than working toward that goal. I wish the circumstances would have been different, but I want to thank them for letting me come along for the ride. I cannot express enough gratitude to everyone that has been involved with our program. To all the parents; thank you for your dedication and time you sacrificed for your sons to be involved with our program. To all the past players and coaches; thank you for inspiring a kid that couldn’t
wait to wear the uniform and play for his school and hometown. To all the current and future cardinals; we will play for a state championship again. To all my coaches and their families; thank you for loving and caring for our players and for leading by example and showing these young men how to work hard and to go out and play hard with character. They are good ambassadors for our school and community. To all of the businesses in town; thank you for going above and beyond. To the entire faculty, staff, cheerleaders and band at AHS; thank you for the job you have done building our school spirit. Finally, I want to thank my family for being there for me and this team. We are all a big family, but with Emily and Jon Canton’s unconditional love it made it easier for me to give my all for AHS. Adamsville truly is an amazing place to grow up and it is a great place to raise a family. We are truly blessed. I can’t always promise you wins, but I do know that our kids will play hard and with heart because that is what Adamsville is all about. We talked about building tradition when we took over in 2006, but sitting in the locker room before the game and hearing our crowd… and then seeing it as we ran out…I now know “tradition never graduates.” In Football, Brandon W. Gray
Edward Jones Players of the Week
Adamsville Cardinals John Reed Odom (Left) and Jacob Dengler (Right) are presented with Edward Jones Player of the Week honors by Sam Vise for their play in last Saturday’s Class 2A State Championship. Odom was selected for his offensive performance, rushing for more than 110 yards and scoring the team’s only touchdown. Dengler was Adamsville’s defensive selection after recording 10 tackles, three of which were for a loss, and batting down on pass.
sports On-Deck High School Bowling Wednesday, Dec. 5 – 3:30 p.m. (@SBC) Munford @ AHS High School Basketball Thursday, Dec. 6 – 6:00 p.m. MCHS @ Belmont, Miss. AHS @ Tishomingo, Miss. (Freshman) Friday, Dec. 7 – 6:00 p.m. Middleton @ AHS (JVG @ 4:30 p.m.) Monday, Dec. 10 – 6:00 p.m. MCHS @ TCA (Freshman) Tuesday, Dec. 11 – 6:00 p.m. MCHS @ JCM Madison @ AHS (JVG @ 4:30 p.m.) Jr. High Basketball Thursday, Dec. 6 – 6:00 p.m. Adamsville @ Ramer Pickwick @ Bethel Michie @ Selmer Saturday, Dec. 8 – TBD Ramer @ Walnut, Miss. Monday, Dec. 10 – 6:00 p.m. Pickwick @ Adamsville Savannah Christian @ Bethel Alcorn Central @ Michie Ramer @ Hardin Co.
sports Briefs Adamsville Jr. Pro Basketball Signups for Adamsville Jr. Pro Basketball will continue through Dec. 7. Registration is open to any child from age five through sixth-grade age. Forms can be picked up at the Adamsville Parks and Recreation Department or City Hall. Forms must be turned in to City Hall by Dec. 7. For more information, contact Parks and Rec. Director Bubba Martin. Bethel Sweeps Southaven Bethel’s boys and girls both emerged victorious on Nov. 26 after traveling to Southaven for a pair of out-of-county road games. The Lady Rebels (5-2, 1-2) brought home a 33-15 win and were led by Macey Rowland’s 11 points and 16 rebounds. The Rebels (5-2, 2-1) squeaked past Southaven 42-38 in an extremely competitive contest. They were led by Dylan Crabb’s 19 points and six assists. Selmer Drops Two at Lexington The Lady Lions took a 29-17 loss to the Lady Tigers at Lexington on Nov. 26, and the Lions fell 60-27. The girls were led by Selika McCord’s five points and four rebounds while the Tristan King led the boys with a team-high nine points. Texans Trounce Titans For the second time this season, the Tennessee Titans (4-8, 0-4) fell victim to the machine that the Houston Texans (11-1, 4-0) have become. The Texans beat the Titans 24-10 last Sunday in Nashville, and were led by Matt Schaub’s 200 yards passing and two touchdowns. Jake Locker led the Titan offensive output with more than 300 yards passing and one touchdown. He also threw three interceptions. Tennessee’s playoff hopes have vanished, but they will play the role of spoiler for the next four weeks when they match up with three teams still in the playoff hunt. The first of which will be a road game this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts (8-4, 2-1). MTSU Joins C-USA Middle Tennessee State University is now a member of Conference USA after accepting its official invitation last Thursday. Since 2001, the Blue Raiders have competed within the Sunbelt Conference, but will make their step up to C-USA no later than July of 2014. If current conference alignment holds true, C-USA will be a 14-member league including: Alabama-Birmingham, Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, North Texas, Old Dominion, Rice, Southern Mississippi, Texas-El Paso, Texas-San Antonio, Tulsa, and MTSU.
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Lady Bobcats improve to 5-0; Bobcats, Tigers split first matchup Cats fall in first district game By Amanda Lowrance Feature Writer
By Amanda Lowrance Feature Writer
In the first District 14-AA contest of the season, McNairy Central split wins after the Lady Bobcats continued their undefeated start, and the Bobcats fell to the projected top seed.
McNairy Central 65 Jackson South Side 48
Scoring 48 of 65 points from the paint and nearly 80 percent from the free throw line, the Lady Cats are hitting inside and taking down each of their opponents. Senior Porsha Chappell led MCHS against the Lady Hawks with 16 points and senior Zipporah Woods led with 12 of the team’s 33 rebounds. (MCHS) Porsha Chappell: 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl; Mallorie Sweat: 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Mikaela Rowland: 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 3
Stl; BreAnna Burge: 9 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl; Zipporah Woods: 7 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk; Rebekah Lowrie: 2 Pts, 2 Reb; Kaitlyn West: 2 Pts, 1 Reb; Haven Phelps: 4 Ast, 2 Stl
Jackson South Side 73 McNairy Central 46
The Bobcats are off to a rough start (1-4) after facing the one toughest district games of the season. “They have one of the best teams in the state and have been picked by a lot of people to win our district and the state,” said Bobcat head coach Steve Forsythe. “They have all but one player back from last year and they have added a 6’7 and 6’8 players.” Jumping off to a 16-point lead by the end of the first quarter, South Side held on till the end for the win. “The guys played really hard and put a lot of effort into it but we just didn’t make shots like we needed too. I was pleased with the effort, but not the results.” “We missed some shots we needed to make early so we could stay close but they didn’t fall,” said Forsythe. “We shot the ball poorly, at 37 percent and only two of 16 from the three. We have to shoot the ball a lot better than that to beat anybody.”
SSHS MCHS Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance
MCHS senior BreAnna Burge speeds past down the base line for a closer shot at the basket.
(MCHS) CJ Barnes: 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Stuart Littlejohn: 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast; Reggie McNeal: 7 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast; Jonathan Nixon: 3 Pts, 2 Reb; Chauncey Elder: 3 Pts, 1 Reb; Nick Crabb: 2 Pts; Elijah Bond: 2 Pts
Bobcat Freshmen split with Bolivar By Brian Azevedo
Academy Dec. 10.
The Lady Bobcat Freshmen Team traveled to Lexington last Thursday night and came home with a two-point overtime win over the Lady Tigers
Bolivar Central McNairy Central
The Lady Bobcat freshmen played well in their first home game of the season. Unfortunately the defense was unable to contain the powerful offense from the Tigers. The Lady Cats were led on offense by Margie Coleman’s 22 points, and Kaitlyn West, who had 18 points and 13 rebounds. The Lady Cats played with effort and determination but fell just short. McNairy looks to improve upon the loss and fix the holes in their defense. “We gave up to many shots in the lane,” said coach Melody Price. “We have to get better on defense and continue to score points to be successful in the future.” The Lady Cats, who are now 1-1, will look to learn from their first loss of the season as they travel to Trinity Christian
(MCHS) Margie Coleman: 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl; Kaitlyn West: 18 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl; Rebekah Lowrie: 7 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Stl; Haven Phelps: 3 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl; Allyson Frye: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Madi Rose Hammock: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Olivia Mitchell: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast
McNairy Central Bolivar Central
McNairy Central Hardin County
After three road wins against Madison, North Side and Middleton, the Lady Bobcats bumped their season record to 4-0 with an eight-point victory over the Lady Tigers. Their success has come too close to the wire, according to Lady Bobcat head coach Jerry Lott. “We had a good offensive effort for too many turnovers (20),” said Lott. “Defensively, we committed too many fouls (20), which allowed them to stay in the game at the free-throw line.”
Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance
(McNairy) Mikaela Rowland: 19 Pts, 11 Reb; Mallorie Sweat: 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast; BreAnna Burge: 11 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl; Haven Phelps: 5 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl; Porsha Chappell: 3 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl; Kaitlyn West: 2 Pts; Zipporah Woods: 1 Pt, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Margie Coleman: 2 Reb
McNairy Central Hardin County
According to Bobcat head coach Steve Forsythe, there were several chances to turn the game around, but his team just could not come through. “We started out poorly and played that way for most of the game,” said Forsythe. “We didn’t play with the type of energy or enthusiasm that we need to win games. Our offense was stagnant. We have to do a lot better at executing.” Senior CJ Barnes led the Bobcats with 15 points, but no one else cracked doubledigits. “They had more offensive rebounds
Out of reach from a Hawk defender, McNairy Central’s Reggie McNeal goes airborne for a jump shot. then we had total rebounds for the game,” Forsythe added. “We had a chance at the end of the first quarter to be down three or five and didn’t have very good clock management. We could have cut their lead down to 10 in the third quarter and didn’t box out on defense and they then went on an 8-0 run to put it away.”
(McNairy) CJ Barnes: 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Stuart Littlejohn: 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl; Reggie McNeal: 4 Pts, 1 Reb; Lane Brewer: 4 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl; Elijah Bond: 3 Pts, 2 Reb; Vozzie Richardson: 2 Pts, 1 Reb; Elijah Sanders: 2 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl; Grant Goodman: 2 Pts; Jonathan Nixon: 1 Reb, 2 Stl; Clay Dancer: 2 Reb; Travon McClendon: 2 Ast; Corbin Kennedy: 1 Reb; Kirby Tacker: 1 Reb; Tyler Crowe: 1 Ast
MCHS Athletics honors Boucher
As the Bobcats played their second Tiger team in a row, they came out with the same fire that they showed against Lexington. The Bobcats were again led by Travon McClendon, with his 16 points, and also got a helping hand from Grant Goodman, who posted 13 points in the contest. The Bobcats played well on both ends of the court and played hard until the very end. Their tough defense held Bolivar to 56 points in the game, giving them the eight-point victory. The Bobcats look to add one more to their winning streak and get revenge for their earlier loss as they travel to TCA next Monday.
McNairy Central hosted their first home game of the season against the Hardin County Tigers on Nov. 27 and split the wins.
Staff Photo by Amanda Lowrance
Athletic Director, Danny Day presents Will James Boucher with a plaque and a gift certificate for his 25-year dedication to the McNairy Central athletic department. Boucher’s career began at Ramer High School in 1950 as an agriculture instructor at Ramer High School and he was later appointed principal and remained in that position when the school became Ramer Elementary. In 1975, he was transferred to McNairy Central as assistant principal, where he retired. Since his retirement, Boucher has managed the gates at MCHS football and basketball games.
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Eagles, Lady Blue Devils remain unbeaten By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer
The Ramer Eagles and the Michie Lady Blue Devils continued their stellar play last Thursday as both remained unbeaten.
Lady Blue Devils Lady Eagles
Michie got double-digit scoring performances out of Aysia Campbell and Mackenzie Parson in the Lady Blue Devils’ narrow win over Ramer. Campbell finished with 14 points, and Parson had 12. “We got off to a great start on offense and defense,” said Lady Blue Devil head coach Bridget Merry. “We didn’t play well in the third quarter, but these girls played hard in the fourth quarter and finished the game with a win.” The Lady Eagles overcame a slow start and erased an 11-point deficit after halftime. Led by Allison Sweat’s 12 points, Ramer pulled within four points of the lead by the end of the third, but Michie was just too much. “We got into foul trouble early in the game, and that hurt us in the first half,” said Lady Eagle head coach Vonda Jobe. “The girls never gave up and played a great defensive game in the second half. I was very proud of the way we played. We continue to improve with every game.” Both teams were also in action last Monday night. The
Lady Eagles (1-3, 0-3) topped Chalybeate, Miss. 24-15 for their first win, and the Lady Blue Devils (7-0, 3-0) rolled past Savannah Christian 31-12 to add onto their 25-game winning streak that dates back to the 2011-2012 season.
(Ramer) Allison Sweat: 12 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl; Grace McMahan: 6 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Mary Grace Hunter: 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Olivia Harris: 3 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Stl; Halle Jobe: 2 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl; Endya Moffett: 2 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Stl; Kayla Windom: 1 Pts, 1 Reb; Kaytlin Weathers: 1 Reb (Michie) Aysia Campbell: 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast; Mackenzie Parson: 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl; Raines Parrish: 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl; Jourdan Dengler: 3 Pts, 6 Reb; Bethany Bennett: 1 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl; Lauren Foster: 3 Reb, 2 Ast
Eagles 46 Blue Devils 15
Ramer must live by the motto, “many hands makes light work,” because a baker's dozen of Eagles aided in the team's 30-point win on the road at Michie. Eagle head coach Jeremy Blakely acknowledged Michie's youthfulness but said his team came together to play unself-
ish basketball. “We were able to get some early steals and scores, and they were never able to recover from that,” Blakely said. “I was especially proud of my younger guys who came in and did what they were supposed to do on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Thirteen different people were able to score. To me, that is a sign that we are playing unselfishly, which is what a team is all about.” The Blue Devils found themselves down 12-0 at the end of one, but they played competitive basketball in the second and third quarters before the Eagles went on a 17-2 run in the fourth. The Blue Devils (0-7, 0-3) met the Savannah Christian Eagles last Monday for a rematch, but they came home with a 42-36 loss, despite battling close for four quarters.
(Ramer) Logan Essary: 7 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Stl; Austin Brown: 5 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl; Ricky Chappell: 5 Pts, 2 Stl; Kylin Wynn: 4 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Ryan Nixon, Jacob Patterson-Davis: 4 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Stl; Chris Waddell: 4 Pts, 2 Stl; Kameron Atkins: 3 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Stl; Trace Jester: 3 Pts, 5 Reb; Grant McMahan: 2 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Stl; Travion Luster: 2 Pts, 1 Ast, 3 Stl; Ronnie Kinkennon: 2 Pts; Chase Burdette: 1 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Stl; Landon Fowler: 1 Reb, 1 Stl; Hayden Harris: 1 Reb; Lane Young: 1 Stl
Eagles glide to homecoming wins Open looks hard to find in Selmer By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
The Lady Eagles came out on their homecoming night looking for a win against Chalybeate. The Lady Eagles played a tough game and came away with that victory; their first. The boys, on the other hand, continued their undefeated season by edging their homecoming opponent.
going into halftime. The Eagles came out in the second half and knew what they needed to do. Led by Chase Burdette and his eight points, the Eagles came out strong and played a solid game on both sides of the floor. The Eagles, once again,
had to hold off a late run by the Warriors. Fortunately for the Eagles, the run was too little, too late and they were able to hang on for a nine-point victory. Ramer will host county rival Adamsville this Thursday.
Lady Eagles 24 Lady Warriors 15
The Lady Eagles came on the court after the Homecoming ceremonies had ended and went on to play good basketball. The Eagles were able to play solid defense against the visitors from Mississippi and held the Lady Warriors to four points in the first quarter and only two in the second. The offense had a little trouble finding their rhythm. After taking a 6-4 lead in the first quarter, the Lady Eagles were also held to only two points in the second, going into halftime with a two-point lead over the Warriors. The Lady Eagles, behind leading scorer Halle Jobe’s eight points, continued to struggle just a little but were able to hang on to a one-point lead heading into the final period of play. The fourth quarter is where the Eagles finally found their offense. The Lady Eagles made a strong run and were able to put 11 points on the board while holding the Lady Warriors to only three, coming away with the win. “We were very proud to get the win,” said Ramer head coach Vonda Jobe. “We had a slow start but played a better second half. We hustled and never quit, and that’s what I love about these girls.” The Lady Eagles will host Adamsville this Thursday.
Eagles 41 Warriors 32
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Ramer Basketball Homecoming Court 2012: Sixth-grade Representative: Callie Hodge and Chandler Mercer. Seventh-grade Representatives: Grace McMahan and Landon Fowler; Abi Melton and Grant McMahan; Kayla Windom and Kylin Wynn; Eighth-grade representatives: Olivia Harris and Chase Burdette; Halle Jobe and Logan Essary; Macy Newcomb and Trase Jester; Allison Sweat and Ryan Nixson; 2012 Sweetheart: Allison Sweat; 2012 Queen: Macy Newcomb
By Andrew Alexander A trend continued last Thursday when Hardin County Middle School paid a visit to Selmer Middle School. The SMS girls won the game with defense, and the SMS boys struggled to find an answer for their strong out-of-county competition.
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The Eagles came on the court after watching the girls seal their victory and was hoping to follow suit. Head Coach Jeremy Blakely had the Eagles ready, and they were playing good basketball. The Eagles surged in the first half, outscoring their opponents 20-16. This was after the Warriors were able to make a short run
(SMS) Lexi Trice: 9 Pts, 2 Ast, 4 Stl; Selika McCord: 6 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Stl; Ansley Craig: 4 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Stl; Jamie King: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl; Desiree Weatherspoon: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl; Jasmine Johnson: 2 Pts, 3 Stl; Asia Armstrong: 2 Pts, 2 Stl; Abby Gray: 1 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl
Tigers 34 Lions 10
From the opening tip, Hardin County made things difficult for Selmer, pressuring the Lions into mistakes on their way to a 24-point win. The Lions simply could not hunt down open looks at the basket. Debarrian Marcell scored four points to lead the team in scoring. SMS did play solid defense, holding HCMS to 10 points or less in each quarter, but not being able to sink shots over two Tiger six-footers put the Lions in a tough position in all four quarters. In another out-of-county battle last Monday, the Lions were downed on the road by a different bunch of Tigers. Middleton defeated Selmer (1-6, 0-3) 51-39.
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Cards sweep Wildcats Bethel going strong By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
Adamsville played host to the Wildcats from Wayne County, and both the girls and the boys came away with victories.
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The game started out slow on offense for both teams, but the hard-nosed defense from the Lady Cardinals held the Lady Cats to only five points in the first quarter. The Cardinals played well, and a lot of girls got on the floor and held their opposition to only 16 points in the first half. The Cardinals got their offense rolling in the second quarter, scoring 19 points to lead at 29-16 at halftime. The Lady Cardinals were led by Keantinez Lloyd with her 20 points in the contest. The Lady Cardinals held their tempo and good play on into the second half, but found themselves only up six points going into the fourth quarter after a strong surge from the Lady Cats. However, the fourth quarter belonged to the Cardinals. The ladies were able to outscore Wayne County 19-8 in the final period, enabling them to bring home the 55-38 victory at home. “We did a great job on defense and rebounding. These were the keys to winning the game”, said head coach Kevin McClain. The Cardinals hosted their county rival McNairy Central last Tuesday, and look to keep their good play going against a tough team.
(AHS) Keantinez Lloyd: 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast; Shakeema Dilworth: 19 Pts, 4 Reb; Ralanda Lloyd: 4 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast; Taylor Hutton: 3 Pts, 2 Reb; Makena Parrish, Robin Moore, Alli Pettit, Simone Wilson: 2 pts; Olivia Johnson: 1 Pts
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The Cardinals boys' team took the court next and looked to keep up the good play. Keep it up they did, as they came away with the big victory at home. The Cardinals are still missing a few key players who are still on the football field, but they are determined to play hard and win games. The Cardinals started the first half against the tough Wildcats and took a few minutes to get in a rhythm. The Cardinals finished the first quarter with only a one-point lead, up 16-15 going into the second quarter. The Cardinals inside game, led by Tucker Campbell, really began to shine in the second quarter as the Cardinals again put up 16 points. The Cardinals made the adjustments that they needed to make in the second quarter and really stalled the Wildcat offense. The Redbirds played hard and strong and took a nine-point lead into halftime, 32-23. Scoring opened up for both teams in the second half, but the Cardinals were hard to stop inside and the great play from senior John Mark Pettit, helped propel the Cardinals to the top. The Redbirds, who held the lead the entire game, knew they had to finish strong and went into the fourth quarter leading 53-41. In the fourth quarter, the Cardinals hammered down on defense and refused to let the Wildcats back into the game. The Cards were able to hold the Cats to only ten points while scoring eleven of their own, holding on for the victory. “Wayne County was a good win for my players' confidence,” said head coach Nathanial Root. “We got down early but fought our way back and won by double figures. We got great play inside from Tucker Campbell, and our guards were really solid being able to get it inside and make plays if it was kicked back out to them. I’m proud of the guys’ effort, and we look forward to getting the guys from football in the gym and going forward in our season.” After the game against Corinth was moved to Feb. 2, the Cardinals looked forward to their incounty rivalry when the Bobcats come to town last Tuesday after deadline. Check our Facebook page for updates.
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Tucker Campbell takes a shot from the baseline against the Wildcats. Campbell led the Cardinals with 19 points in the game.
(AHS) Tucker Campbell: 19 Pts, 6 Reb; John Mark Pettit: 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast; Tyler Hammock: 9 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast; DaKorea Dilworth: 7 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast; Des Whitley, Jake Miller: 4 Pts
Though both games went down to the wire, Bethel came out of last Thursday’s matchup with Adamsville with two wins.
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The boys took the court next, as the Cardinals looked to stay unbeaten in county play. Unfortunately the Rebels had other plans. The game started off tight, as both teams came out ready to play, firing on all cylinders. The Rebels took an early lead in the game, but the Cardinals battled back and ended the first quarter in a 15-15 tie. Both teams stepped it up defensively in the second quarter, and both teams missed opportunities on the offensive side as well. The Rebels only managed to put four points on the boards, and the Cardinals, only three. The Rebel offense, led by Dylan Crabb and his 23 points, took off in the third quarter. The Cardinals played well, but were just not able to get the shots to fall against the tough Rebel defense. The Cardinals were only able to put nine points on the board and found themselves trailing going into the fourth quarter. The Cardinals, led by Tyler Luna and his 14 points, were not ready to give up. Unfortunately, they were not able to slow down the powerful Rebel attack and were again outscored, this time by just a single point. “I'm proud of my guys’ effort tonight,” said head coach Chad Austin. “We had a game plan and it worked for the most part. We had a three minute span where we did not execute on offense or defense. Bethel played to their strengths and was able to take advantage of our mistakes.” The Cardinals (3-3, 2-1) will travel to Ramer Thursday and look to take another county victory in their chase for the county title. The Rebels (6-2, 3-1) will also play Thursday, looking to continue with their momentum carrying them into a home game with Pickwick Southside.
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The Lady Rebels hung on as the Lady Cardinals’ late surge fell just short in Adamsville. The Lady Cardinals took the court looking for their first win against county opponent Bethel, but fell just short. The Lady Rebels played well in the first half but found themselves trailing in at halftime by a score of 13-8. The Cardinals, led by Kacie Gladish and her six points, played well on offense and defense in the first half. They looked as if they were on their way to their first win of the season. “They played really well on offense and defense in the first half,” said Lady Cardinals head coach Shelley Wynn. After halftime, the Lady Rebels came out determined to take back the lead. The Rebels outscored the Cardinals 7-2 in the third quarter and tied the game 15-15 going into the final period. The Rebels were led on the court by Macey Rowland’s six points, but the scoring was spread fairly evenly throughout the entire team. “We came out in the second half and played well,” added coach Wynn. “We just have to score. All the girls are working really hard on the fundamentals of the game. We will get there. I’m very proud of the progress of the Lady Cardinals.” The Lady Cardinals (0-6, 0-3) face another tough test, as they travel to Ramer Thursday still looking for their first win. The Lady Rebels (6-2, 2-2) will host Pickwick Southside, looking to continue their winning ways.
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RAISE THE CURTAIN Ramer Elementary School receives Macy’s grant to perform ‘Yes, Virginia’ musical Submitted Report Contributor
In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Macy’s holiday “Believe” campaign, the retailer is bringing the beloved “Yes, Virginia” animated special to life on school stages across the country! “Yes, Virginia The Musical” is based on a true story and tells the heartwarming tale of 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper in 1897, inquiring about the existence of Santa Claus. Ramer Elementary School was one of 100 schools across the country to receive a local grant from Macy’s to assist with production costs, and will welcome the holiday season with a special performance of “Yes, Virginia The Musical” December 11 at 6:00 p.m. During a time of financial setbacks for many educational arts programs, Macy’s has made the script and Score for “Yes, Virginia The Musical” available royalty free to all schools and has created a free, digital toolkit on yesvirginiamusical.com. Macy’s also introduced a school grant opportunity to help schools stage productions of “Yes, Virginia The Musical” and awarded a total of $100,000 for 100 schools across the country. Ramer Elementary school was one of the recipients of a $1,000 Macy’s grant.
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“We are thrilled to provide Yes, Virginia: The Musical royalty free to schools across the country this holiday season,” said Bill Schermerhorn, vice president /creative director for Macy’s Parade & Entertainment Group. “In a time when funding is often cut for creative programs, Macy’s wanted to support art and music as another extension of our Believe campaign, created to inspire goodwill and generosity during the holiday season and beyond.” “Yes, Virginia The Musical” is an exciting new addition to Macy’s beloved “Believe” campaign, which supports Make-A-Wish®. The “Believe” program encourages children of all ages to drop their stamped letter to Santa at the red Santa Mail letterbox at their local Macy’s. For every letter received, Macy’s will donate $1, up to $1 million, to Make-A-Wish, helping to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. “Yes, Virginia” was created and produced by Macy’s and JWT in conjunction with The Ebeling Group and MEC Entertainment, a division of Mediaedge:cia. “Yes, Virginia The Musical” was adapted from the animated special and storybook by Chris Plehal, by Wesley Whatley (music) and William Schermerhorn (book and lyrics), the Emmy® Award-winning creative team behind the original song “Yes, Virginia (There is a Santa Claus).”
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On Nov. 12 Selmer Elementary School third and fourth-graders enjoy an informative magic show performed by Jerry White. The focus of the performance was recycling. Students were given many ways that they can conserve and recycle items to help the environment.
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Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association By Katelyn Moore 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
Dec. 5 •English I, II & III EOC Exam •SRS order invitations during lunch Dec. 6 •Spirit Day: Blue & Gold Day •Biology I & American History EOC Exam •BB Belmont, MS A 6:00 Dec. 7 •Mistletoe Ball 7-11 Dec. •ACT Exam 8-12 Dec. 11 •Spirit Day: Christmas Shirt Day •BB JCM A 6:00 •Band Christmas Concert 7:00 Dec. 13 •Choir Christmas Concert 6:00 pm Dec. 14 •Spirit Day: Club T-Shirt Day •Final Exams 1st & 2nd Block •BB Fayette Ware H 6:00
Every sport needs a little motivation right? A little cheering here and a little cheering there, something to get the players focused on winning that final score. Who better than a cheerleader? A cheerleader must entertain the crowd, and build school spirit! Upbeat cheers let the players know that they are being supported for their efforts and that the crowd is hoping for a win. Their ability to cheer and chant successfully can get the crowd also cheering, which sends the message to the players that everyone is rooting for them. Here at MCHS we have four senior basketball cheerleaders that do a fantastic job at motivating our players. Our cheerleaders are; Krystin Kennedy, Makinley Steward, Shawna Roten, and Alexxus Roberts. This is Steward’s first year to cheer. She attended cheer camp this summer in Memphis. “My favorite part
of being a cheerleader is being able to cheer on the Bobcats, and cheering with the wonderful eleven other girls.” Steward says the most difficult part about being a cheerleader is being able to get along with everyone all the time. “What I will miss the most about MCHS is being with all of my friends everyday.” Steward plans to attend University of Memphis to become a Dental Hygienist. Roten has been cheering for one year. “I cheered my 8th grade year, and now this year.” She says her favorite part of cheering is being able to wear the uniform. There are a lot of responsiblities in cheering, and many can be hard. Roten says that “Everything” is difficult. After cheering her last year here at MCHS, she plans to attend college. “I’m going to miss my friends, and especially Mrs. Hodges.” Last but definitely not least, Kennedy has been cheering
The Career-Technical Department of MCHS is hosting a catfish supper on Tuesday, Dec. 18 before the MCHS/Adamsville basketball
game. See any CTE student or faculty member to purchase a ticket in advance. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
photo by Lisa Forsythe
Senior Basketball Cheerleaders (l to r): Makinley Steward, Krystin Kennedy, Shawna Roten, Alexxus Roberts. for a total of eight years! “My favorite memory from cheering was when I recieved the honor of All American my junior and senior year at cheer camp.” Her favorite part of being a cheerleader is having all of her cheer sisters making
her laugh and smile throughout the season. “Maintaining the hectic schedule between games and practices, and being a good captain to my squad is definitely the most difficult part about cheering.” Kennedy plans to attend the
University of Memphis and major in biology to become a Physical Therapist for special needs children. “I will definitely miss cheering for my Bobcats, and I will also miss my best friend since kindergarten, Kelley Moore.”
Mistletoe Ball Friday, Dec. 7
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Selmer native Murby honored with American FFA Degree MARTIN, Tenn. – Clint Murby, a Selmer native and a sophomore at the University of Tennessee at Martin, was honored with an American FFA Degree at the 85th National FFA Convention and Exposition held Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis, Ind. American FFA Degrees are awarded annually to those FFA members who show dedication to premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The award recognizes ability and achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs. To be eligible for the award, FFA members must have earned and invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience program in which they hold a professional position in an existing agricultural enterprise. Recipients must also complete 50 community
service hours, as well as demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement. Each award recipient collects a gold American FFA Degree key and a certificate, as well as the opportunity to appear on stage during the national convention. Murby was one of 15 UT Martin students to receive the award this year. The other students honored were Lauren Bennett, of Murfreesboro; Seth Boroughs, of Parsons; Dakota Brasher, of Reagan; Jacob Everett, of Mount Juliet; Olivia Fernandez, of Trenton; Charles Thomas Hammond III, of Halls; Carrie King, of Toone; Gina Locke, of Franklin; Jesi Ogg, of Martin; Beth Ray, of Dresden; Jacob Shea, of Parsons; Lindsey Turner, of Covington; John Garrett Vincent, of Martin; and Kaine Winstead, also of Martin.
MTSU, JSCC ink agreement to encourage student success, transfer options between institutions JACKSON, Tenn. — The presidents of MTSU and Jackson State Community College signed agreements on Oct. 25 that will ease the transition for students seeking to transfer from the West Tennessee college to the university in Murfreesboro. The measures authorized by MTSU’s Dr. Sidney A. McPhee and Jackson State’s Dr. Bruce Blanding create dual admissions, concurrent enrollment and reverse transfer options between the institutions. The signing took place in Jackson, the last stop of MTSU’s 2012 True Blue Tour, a six-city admissions caravan of deans, administrators and counselors. MTSU inked a similar agreement with Roane State Community College during the tour’s stop in Knoxville on Sept. 26. “This agreement forges even closer ties between MTSU and Jackson State,” McPhee said. “We have made such pacts a priority at MTSU, as we are the No. 1 destination of transfer students in Tennessee. This agreement helps ensure a smooth transition for students between our institutions.” “All of us at JSCC are excited to partner with Middle Tennessee State University on this dual-admission agreement,” Blanding said. “By formalizing and clarifying this process, we are clearing the path for students wishing to continue their higher education as a Blue Raider.” The dual-admission program allows eligible Jackson State students to get MTSU advising, registration priority and admission while still attending the community college. The concurrent enrollment aspect of the new agreement allows students to enroll for classes at both institutions simultaneously and get financial aid for the total number of credits if needed. That change will help students who have selected majors that require lower-division courses not available at the community-college level, such as nutrition, interior design and Concrete Industry Management. The reverse transfer portion of the plan gives former Jackson State students, who enrolled at MTSU before receiving a two-year associate’s degree from the college, the opportunity to transfer MTSU credits back to Jackson State and receive a diploma. Students must meet certain criteria to be eligible for the new partnership with Jackson State, including meeting MTSU admissions standards. MTSU, the state’s largest undergraduate university and the largest and oldest institution in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, also has established dual-admission programs with Roane State, Nashville State, Chattanooga State, Dyersburg State and Motlow State community colleges. Jackson State, also a TBR institution, provides accessible learning opportunities and services to a 14-county area. In addition to its main campus in Jackson, the school has full-service centers located in Humboldt, Lexington and Savannah.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
AES honors veterans Submitted Report Contributor
On Nov. 9, Adamsville Elementary School began a day of celebrating our nation’s veterans with The Pledge of Allegiance being led by sixth-grade Principal’s list students, followed by a moment of silence, and the singing of the National Anthem by Liza Smith and Laiken Smith. Our program continued at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium with Troop 234 presenting the flags, The Junior Beta Club leading the pledge and then, our music teacher, Beka Rice directing the fifth-grade in a musical production honoring those men and women who have served or who are currently serving our country. During this program, a list of veterans’ names, turned in by AES students, scrolled for all to see who we owe our respect and honor to for giving their time to protect our freedoms. All gave some, some gave all. Adamsville Elementary School students also colored patriotic place mats to be used at The Sawmeal in Adamsville throughout the weekend in honor of veterans. Following our program, we were
fortunate to have a reception for veterans sponsored by the AES Junior Beta Club. We were lucky to have ISR Group from Savannah send us 12 speakers/visitors to spend time with each grade or smaller groups. ISR was also kind and purchased red, white and blue popsicles that were perfect for the occasion. Our students were so lucky to have such amazing, friendly speakers to volunteer their time to our students. The interaction between the speakers and students made this program a wonderful learning opportunity and chance to rightfully honor our Veterans; a perfect combination! For the soldiers that have served When you see the flag remember Those who stood and saved our freedom Those who fought January to December Remember this when you feel boredom. Those who risked their very lives So that we may pay our tithes It is indeed a special day For those who fought and cleared the way.
Adamsville Elementary School students enjoy red, white and blue popsicles after their program honoring our nation’s veterans.
MCNAIRY COUNTY CHURCH DIRECTORY
Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Baptist: Freewill: Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist 1030 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Interim Pastor: Bro. Terrell Tedford Adamsville Freewill Baptist Church Old Shiloh Road Adamsville, TN 38310 Marcus Morrow, Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m. Sunday night 5:00 p.m. (with exception of 1st & 3rd Sunday) TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Solitude Freewill Baptist Church 414 Meeks Rd., Adamsville Shane Thompson, Pastor Sunday: 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Independent: Calvary Baptist Church Hwy. 22 North, Adamsville Pastor: Jimmy Cates Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Faith Baptist Church 1301 Peach St., Selmer Dr. S. Freed Ware, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Baptist Church 1308 High School Rd., Selmer Pastor: J.D. Matlock Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Baptist Church Finger Finger-Leapwood Rd., Finger Rev. Bobby Bray Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Locke Rd. Baptist Locke Road, Selmer Jim Outland, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. / Wed. 7 p.m.
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.
Bethel Springs Seventh Day Adventist 4352 Main St., Bethel Springs John Johnston, Pastor Saturday Worship: 9 a.m. Sabbath School: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
World of Truth Church Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Larry Cooksey, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
God’s Way Church 1121 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Billy Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m.
A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Believers’ Church 1431 Peach St., Selmer Bill Linam, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Christian Church 133 N. Third St., Selmer Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. City of Refuge Church 300 Emmons Rd., Selmer C.A. “Skeet” Jackson, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Faith Pointe Church 440 Hwy. 64, Adamsville Marcus Whitman, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 7 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. For info call 731-434-0097 www.onechurchnow.com
Moores School House Full Gospel Fellowship Church 115 Tull Road, Selmer 731-646-1837 David Paseur, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Harvest Bible College Harvest Evangelistic Intl. Ministries Inc. 349 Old Hwy 45 S, Guys Roger Reece, Pastor Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Petra Ministries Church 393 S. 6th Street Selmer, TN 38375 Phone 731-434-1002 Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday Night: 6:00 P.M. Thursday Bible Study: 7:00 P.M. Pastors, Paul and Bonnie Young
Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. www.lifewindchurch.com
ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 1318 Poplar (Hwy. 64) • Selmer, TN 38375 Telephone: 731-645-4188 Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor
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Dell laptop $200 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-9256183. (TF)
Beagle puppies for sale. 3 puppies, 3 months old. Boys and girls. call 610-4243. (29)
Hutch & Bakers rack. Will take best offer. Call for details 6102734. (29)
CYPRESS GARDENS APARTMENTS 200 Lewis St. • Savannah, TN • 731-925-6955
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AUCTION SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 10:00 AM JO’S ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES 735 MULBERRY AVE. - SELMER, TN 38375 Take Hwy 45 to Selmer, TN Business is located South of Selmer, next door to Community South Bank. LONG TIME BUSINESS OWNER, MRS. JO, HAS BEEN COLLECTING AND TRADING FOR YEARS, BUT BECAUSE OF HEALTH REASONS HAS DECIDED TO CLOSE THE DOORS. AMERICAN AUCTION COMPANY IS HONORED TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO OFFER AT PUBLIC AUCTION THE CONTENTS OF HER BUSINESS. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS AUCTION WHERE, YOU, THE BIDDER SETS THE PRICE. ASST. GLASSWARE - RAILROAD LIGHTS - CAST IRON - FURNITURE - PICTURES - ETC. - VICTORIAN SEATEE - MARTIN’S CAST IRON WOOD COOK STOVE - CONDITIONAIR ICE BOX - OLD PRIMITIVE GRISMILL - WOODEN BABY BED - GALVANIZED DOUBLE WASH TUB - IRON BED - PORCH SWING - FRENCH END TABLE - ROLL TOP DESK - ROUND DINING TABLE - RATAN WINDOW TABLE W/2CHAIRS - 2 MARBLE TOP WINDOW TABLES - OLD SPINNING WHEEL - REGULATOR 8 DAY CLOCK - TABLE W/WOOD BALL AND CLAW - KEEN KUTTER SAUSAGE GRINDER - 3 PC. MARBLE TOP COFFEE & END TABLES - OLD PEDAL CAR - 4 WOODEN ICE CREAM CHAIRS
- 2 DEPRESSION VANITY DRESSERS - REPLICA PEA THRASHER - 5 FT. GLASS SHOWCASES - METAL COKE BOTTLE SIGN - HOWDY DOODY DOLL - CHILD’S ROCKER - ASST. COSTUME JEWELRY - ASST. BARBIE DOLLS - ASST. ELVIS ITEMS - RAILROAD LIGHTS - LANTERNS - ASST. DRESSERS - HANGING TIFFANY LIGHT - CEDAR HAND TURNED ICE CREAM MAKER - PEDAL SEWING MACHINE CABINET - WOODEN DOLL CABINET - WOODEN DOLL HIGH CHAIR - SMALL CHILD’S RECHARABLE MOTORCYCLE - CONSOLETTE PIANO - CURIO CABINET (NEEDS GLASS)
- CAMEL BACK TRUNK - OAK DRESSER - ASST. QUILTS - ASST. TABLES - ASST. PICTURES - ASST. CHANDOLIERS - PUNCH BOWL - OLD CROCK - IRIS AND HERRINGBONE PITCHER - VASELINE JUICER - PIN WHEEL GLASS SERVER - CARNIVAL GLASS - MOON & STAR COMPOTE - RUBY RED GLASSWARE - BUDWEISER CLYDESDALE HORSE MIRROR - WICKER TEA CART MANY, MANY MORE ITEMS! TOO NUMEROUS TO LIST!
TERMS: CASH OR GOOD CHECK. 10% BUYER’S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO FINAL BID TO DETERMINE THE FINAL SELLING PRICE. ALL ITEMS BELIEVED TO BE TRUE AND CORRECT PER THE SELLERS. AMERICAN AUCTION COMPANY NOR ANY OF THE STAFF MAKES ANY GUARANTEES. ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE THE DAY OF THE AUCTION SUPERCEDES ANY AND ALL PRIOR PUBLICATIONS OR ANNOUNCEMENTS.
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1412 - Circle Rd., Morris Chapel $21,500 *Single Family Home *3 Bedrooms *1 Bath *Deck *Rural Area *Shop
Need Christmas Cash - Call today - buying junk cars, trucks, vans/ suvs, vehicles that run, scrapmetal, and more. FAST CASH, Free pickup. No title needed. (731) 610-8666. (TF)
404 - pets/livestock
Avon Products For Sale, 159 Hillhurst Dr. Call, (731)645-6142 ask for Patsy or come by. (29)
215A Court Ave. Selmer, TN
402 - wanted
401 - for sale
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)9349320 or (731)434-8245. (28,29)
INDEPENDENT APPEAL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Ad deadline will be December 20 for December 26 paper. Deadline will be December 27 for the January 2, 2013 newspaper.
2712 - Purdy Rd., Selmer - $64,500
* Ranch Brick * Hardwood and Tile floors * 2 Bedrooms * 1.5 bath * lot * In Town
2412 -Little Hatchie Rd., Hornsby - $85,000 * Nice Ranch * 3 Bedroom * 2 Bath * Deck * Mud room * Split bedroom plan * 2 ac. * More acreage available
services 501 - professional services AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF)
See SERVICES, 12
3312 - Robertson Store Rd., Bethel Springs- $75,000
* Ranch * Shop * Carport * 3 Bedroom * 2 Baths * Level Yard * 1 ac +/* Double Garage * Full front porch
4412 - Lake Trail Lp, Selmer - $109,900 * 2 Story * Large Porch * 4 Bedrooms * 2.5 Baths * 2.05 ac +/- * Dog Pen * Double Garage
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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 undersigned, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Substitute Trustee or its duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on 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-OFWAY 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 IRON PIN, THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THIS LOT, THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT, THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT NO. 69 AND THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE SUBDIVISION; RUNS THENCE NORTH 79 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THIS LOT AND THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE SUBDIVISION, 100.12 FEET TO AN IRON PIN, THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THIS LOT AND THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT NO. 71, THE PROPERTY OF COLEMAN SMITH RECORDED IN DEED BOOK NO. 125, PAGE 226, RUNS THENCE NORTH 27 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 23 SECONDS EAST WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY OF THIS LOT AND THE EAST BOUNDARY OF LOT NO. 71, 212.53 FEET TO AN IRON PIN IN THE SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY OF TANYARD CIRCLE, THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THIS LOT AND THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT NO. 71, RUNS THENCE WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF TANYARD CIRCLE, THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THIS LOT, NORTH 84 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST, 47.30 FEET TO AN IRON PIN, THENCE SOUTH 74 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 77.70
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 0.54 ACRES MORE OR LESS. ALL BEARING CONTAINED IN THIS DESCRIPTION ARE REFERRED TO THE PLAT OF RECORD. THE FOREGOING LEGAL DESCRIPTION IS BASED UPON A PLAT OF SURVEY OF H.E. WILLIAMS JR. P.E., R.L.S., TENNESSEE CERTIFICATE NO. 505 WHICH 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) 2818219 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
ister 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 indebtedness, 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. 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.
DOUG BUTLER: House leveling, rotting sills, replace floors, cracking brick - 30 years experience. (731) 239-8945, cell (662) 284-6146. Free estimates. (TF) E.J.'s Residential Construction and Repair. Specializing in all types of residential repairs an new construction. Contact E. J. Frank's at (731) 926-6974. (29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36)
503 - public notices 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 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. 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 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
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 Reg-
DRIVERS WANTED Solo and Team • AGGRESSIVE NEW INCENTIVE PAY PACKAGE AVAILABLE • 1 YEAR OTR EXP. REQUIRED • HOME MOST WEEKENDS • MEDICAL & DENTAL AVAILABLE Call Cathy Sisson / Dave Bartlet at Reeves Bros. Trucking, Inc.
YARD SALES CARPORT SALE SATURDAY, DEC. 8th
Hwy 64 West, 1048 West Cherry. Come on by!
Lots of things for sale! 7 a.m. until ?
YARD SALE 1572 Old Stage Rd. Saturday, Dec. 8th from 8 a.m. until ?
Christmas decorations, office supplies, antiques, and much more.
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE The Selmer Senior Center on N. Fifth Street will be having a White Elephant Sale on Friday, December 7th from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. All kinds of items. Jewelry, Iron Skillets, Household items, and lots more. Everyone welcome. No item will cost over $5 at the sale.
INSIDE YARD SALE 110 N. Second Street Friday & Saturday Dec. 7 -8 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Across from Independent Appeal Newspaper
Antiques, desk, chairs, tables. Everything Must Go!
INSIDE MOVING SALE
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.
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.
See Legals, 13B
McNairy County Health Care Center 835 E. Poplar Ave., Selmer, TN 38375 (731) 645-3201
Now hiring full-time
RN’s, LPN’s (All Shifts)
Excellent Benefits!!! • Holiday Pay • Vacation Pay • Sick Pay
• 401K • Insurance • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Please apply in person Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. In the front business office.
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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.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE AND SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms and conditions of payments, pursuant to a certain Deed of Trust executed by Jimmy Oaks and Stephanie D. Oaks, h/w, to Carter, Standfill & Kirk, PLLC, Trustee, dated the 15th day of December, 2004 and being of record in Book 373, page 214, Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, referred to herein as the deed of trust, debts and obligations having been assigned by MERS as nominee for Homeland Capital Group, LLC at Book 405, page 887, which conveyed certain real property, appurtenances, estate, title and interest therein in trust to secure the indebtedness described therein, which indebtedness is now due and unpaid and has been declared in default by the lawful owner thereof, HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. Appointment of Substitute Trustee having been duly executed by the holder of the note and beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, and appointing William Timothy Hill as Substitute Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, I, William Timothy Hill, Trustee, pursuant to the said Deed of Trust, having been requested by the owner and holder of said indebtedness so to do, by virtue of the authority and power vested in me by said deed of trust and appointing of Substitute Trustee will on the 2nd day of January, 2013, at 12:00 noon., on the front door of the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash (or credit upon the indebtedness secured, if the holder is the successful purchaser) the following described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Located in the 3rd Civil District of McNairy Co, Tennessee, and which is bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Lying and being in the old 15th Civil District of said county and know as part of the S.H. Leath Place in the Town of Adamsville and bounded as follows: Beginning at an iron statek in the Adamsville and Shiloh public road at Terry Trasher’s northeast corner; runs thence south 220 feet more or less to an iron stake; thence in an easterly direction 130 feet to an iron stake; thence in an easterly direction 130 feet to an iron stake; thence north 224 feet more or less to the Adamsville and Shiloh public road; thence with said Adamsville and Shiloh park road west 130 feet to the beginning corner. BEING the same property conveyed to Jimmy Oaks by deed dated 05/23/2003 at Book 185, page 529,in the Register’s for McNairy County, Tennessee. This is improved property known as 205 Old Shi-
loh Road, Adamsville, TN If there is any discrepancy with the street address, the legal description will control. At the time of this publication, the § 35-5-117 notice of the right to foreclose was timely forwarded. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any. All right and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. This 29th day of November, 2012. William Timothy Hill, Substitute Trustee Insertion Dates: 12/5/12 – 12/12/12 – 12/19/12 12188 29, 30, 31
Book 100, page 452), and runs thence South 89 degrees 05 minutes 12 seconds East, 624.25 feet, with a South boundary of Elam, to a 4 inch cedar post fence corner found at the Northeast corner of this tract, the same being an interior corner of Elam; thence with a West boundary of Elam, as marked by a fence as follows: South 10 degrees 06 minutes 14 seconds West, 155.08 feet, to a 4 inch cedar post; South 45 degrees 52 minutes 03 seconds West, 112.57 feet, to a 4 inch concrete monument found at a fence corner at the southeast corner of this tract, the some being a point in a west boundary of Elam and the northeast corner of the Bettye A. Baker property (Deed Book 200, Page 157); thence. North 88 degrees 58 minutes 24 seconds West, 469.12 feet with the north boundary of Baker, passing a 1/6 inch square tubing, and continuing 22.34 feet, a total of 491.46 feet to a point in the centerline of Unity Church Road at the Southwest corner of this tract, the same being the Northwest corner of Baker; thence with the centerline of Unity Church Road along a non-tangential curve to the left having a delta of 30 degrees 47 minutes 08 seconds, a radius or 439.90 feet, an arc length of 236.36 feet, a chord length of 233.53 feet and a chord bearing of North 06 degrees 05 minutes 43 seconds West, to the Point of Beginning and containing 3.04 acres, more or less, by survey of Paul C. Henson, RLS1922, on March 21, 2007. All bearings noted herein are based on record bearings as recorded in Deed Book 158, page 293. ALSO KNOWN AS: 900 Unity Church Road, Ramer, Tennessee 38367-5156 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Steven R. Grosser; Louise D. Grosser The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1286‑184588 DATED November 28, 2012 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES,
P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee December 5, 2012, December 12, 2012 December 19, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ jquimby_121128_ 758 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR. COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM 12192 29, 30, 31
for 125.46 feet; South 13 degrees 55 minutes 51 seconds West for 233.23 feet to a mag nail set, being the Southeast corner of described tract and the Northeast corner of Keith Williams (Deed Book 152, page 652); thence leaving said road, along the North Line of Williams, North 75 degrees 34 minutes 23 degrees West for 140.94 feet to a 24 inch blazed oak, being the Southwest corner of described tract, the Northwest corner of Williams, lying on the East line of Blue Sky Timber Prop. LLC (Deed Book 186, Page 1); thence along the East line of Blue Sky Timber, North 06 degrees 21 minutes 39 seconds East for 591.88 feet o a 1 inch iron pipe found, being the Northeast corner of Blue Sky Timber and the Southeast corner of J.W. Payne (Deed Book 141, Page 680); thence along the East line of Payne, North 06 degrees 21 minutes 39 seconds East for 1040.23 feet to an iron pin set near the North margin of Payne Road, being the Northwest corner of described and parent tract, the Northeast corner of J.W. Payne, lying on the South line of Dell McCann (Deed Book 136,Page 480); thence along the South line of McCann, South 87 degrees 49 minutes 53 seconds East for 161.94 feet to the point of beginning containing 7.02 acres (gross). ALSO KNOWN AS: 3589 Otis Paine Road, Bethel Springs, Tennessee 383154430 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Bradley Eisenhut The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1286‑229416 DATED November 27, 2012 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee December 5, 2012, December 12, 2012, December 19, 2012 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ msherrod_121127_1352 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR. COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM12193 29,30,31
KEN SEATON, ATTORNEY 190 West Houston Avenue P.O. Box 366 Selmer, Tennessee 38375 Substitute Trustee, Ken Seaton 12091 28, 29, 30 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Probate No. P-1130 Estate of Linda Faye Simpson, late of McNairy County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 29th day of November, 2012, Letters Testamentary, in respect of the Estate of Linda Faye Simpson, deceased, who died November 6, 2012, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the Estate are required by law to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before date, that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date, that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebtedness to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 29th day of November, 2012. Jimmy Basham Simpson, Executor Stephen Craig Kennedy, Attorney Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master 12184 29, 30
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated March 30, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded April 3, 2007, at Book 386, Page 2101 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Steven R. Grosser and Louise D. Grosser, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq., Shelby County as Trustee for Wells Fargo Bank N.A.; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on January 7, 2013 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning on a magnetic nail set in the centerline of Unity Church Rood at the Northwest corner of this tract, the same being a southwest corner of Wayne Elam and wife, Pat Elam, property (Deed
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated June 29, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded July 5, 2007, at Book 388, Page 441 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Bradley Eisenhut, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq. as Trustee for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on January 7, 2013 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a nail found buried in the center of Otis Paine Road, being the Northeast corner of described tract located South 11 degrees 46 minutes 42 seconds East for 66.94 feet from a mag nail at the intersection of Payne Road and Baggett Lane; thence along a severance with the center of Otis Pain Road, South 07 degrees 08 minutes 32 seconds West for 293.04 feet, South 04 degrees 00 minutes 10 seconds West for 250.29 feet; South 15 degrees 41 minutes 58 seconds West for 96.27 feet; South 09 degrees 13 minutes 31 seconds West for 53.79 feet; South 10 degrees 04 minutes 38 seconds East for 48.75 feet; South 21 degrees 05 minutes 08 seconds East for 54.52 feet; South 21 degrees 09 minutes 12 seconds East for 113.06 feet; South 08 degrees 19 minutes 54 seconds East for 70.72 feet; South 04 degrees 07 minutes 44 seconds West for 66.99 feet; South 13 degrees 29 minutes 10 seconds West for 122.51 feet; South 22 degrees 04 minutes 22 seconds West for 177.61 feet; South 18 degrees 59 minutes 43 seconds West MOBILE HOME PARTS
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