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By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

The McNairy County Grand Jury met Feb. 11 and returned a laundry list of names, which included more than 116 indictments. Since then, the sheriff’s department has been working hard to round up all of the suspects. So far, they have captured more than 64. The following is a list of names and related charges for the individuals who have been captured so far. The indictments for the suspects who are still at large are sealed until an arrest has been made. Janice M. Carroll, 67, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE), De-

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livery of Schedule II ( MORPHINE ) and Delivery of drug paraphernalia. Linda Cozart (Photo not taken at booking), 47, of Ramer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (OXYCODONE) Drug free zone (two counts), Tenncare fraud. Robert Gene Heath, 35, of Adamsville. Charges: Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE) and Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE). Calvin Todd Jones, 34, of Ramer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (COCAINE ), .5 grams. FOR MUGSHOTS OF THOSE ARRESTED AND COMPLETE LIST OF UNSEALED INDICTMENTS


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By Christen Coulon and Jeff Whitten Independent Appeal Staff

Tom Hendrix is one of the most successful businessmen in McNairy County history. As he stands on the threshold of a new phase of his life with the closing of Henco, he spoke to the Independent Appeal about his business and his life. Business success starts with a good idea, according to the Henco founder and chairman. “When Sherry and I came into this, out of retirement at 65, I wanted to create the most up-to-date furniture store in the Mid-South,” Hendrix said. The Bethel Springs native had never been in the retail furniture business before he founded Henco.


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Tom Hendrix inside Henco Furniture. The iconic Selmer store is set to close its doors forever later this year.

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July 2012 assault case nets new charges against Scott By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

Christopher R. Scott has been charged with attempted second degree murder stemming from the July attack of his aunt and grandmother. Scott is accused of assaulting his aunt Pamela Pitts, 52, and his grandmother Earline Kirby on July 2, 2012 at 235 State St. in Selmer. Scott was previously charged with especially aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and theft of property in the case, however, according to Lt. Tony Miller of the SCOTT Selmer Police Department, the charges were bumped up after reviewing some recently obtained evidence which included lab tests and victim statements. Officers were previously reviewing the charges against Scott after one of the victims, Pitts, died on Dec. 24, 2012. At that time Miller said, “We will have to wait to see what the doctor says and get a ruling on her cause of death.” Following this week’s announcement of the attempted murder charge, Miller said that he did not foresee murder charges being filed in this case. Scott, 33 of Milledgeville, reportedly stole his grandmother’s 2003 Chevy Impala following the attack and fled the area. Scott was next seen hours later at a hospital in Collierville, Tenn. where he was reported to have told hospital employees that he had killed his aunt and


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The second annual “For the Love of Literacy” dessert tasting fundraiser took place last Thursday at the Selmer Community Center. The event raised money for adult education in McNairy County.


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This year, the second annual “For the Love of Literacy” dessert tasting fundraiser drew hundreds to the Selmer Community Center to celebrate Valentine’s Day and raise money for adult education. Last Thursday’s event brought in more than $5,100 for the McNairy County Literacy Council. The 21 vendor booths with delicious confections, live band and free photography booth offered something for everyone. The event was sponsored by the Independent Appeal and was supported by dozens of local vendors, financial contributors and door prize donations. This year Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial of Selmer and their representatives Carolyn Bowers and Darren Bowers matched all donations for the fundraiser, putting up $2,500 for adult education. This year, vendors competed for three coveted awards including Best Dessert, People’s Choice Award and the Best Valentine’s Theme Presentation. The people’s

choice award was chosen by attendees’ cash contributions for each vendor, the presentation award was chosen by event organizers and the best dessert was chosen by a panel of local judges. McNairy County Mayor Ronnie Brooks, Guys Mayor Keith Rineheart, Adamsville City Administrator Steve Simon, Selmer Alderman John Smith, and Bethel Springs Alderman Sherry Smith all took on the difficult task of tasting each dessert and deciding a winner for this year’s event. The People’s Choice Award was taken home by Rockabilly Cafe with the honorable mention award going to First Christian Church. This year’s Best Valentine’s Theme Presentation Award went to Arts in McNairy with Rockabilly Cafe earning their second award of the evening as honorable mention in this category, and the Best Dessert Award was earned by BancorpSouth Bank with McNairy County Adult Education finishing a close second to take the honorable mention. “Everything was wonderful,” said Patsy Pearson, event organizer and supervisor at


Ptl. Quentin Garland, of the Selmer Police Department, was arrested for domestic assault Feb. 10. According to an offense report filed by arresting officer Robert “Bob” Pipkins and provided by SPD, he received a call from Inv. Lynn Ingle, GARLAND asking Pipkins to meet him at Garland’s residence at 801 Circle Hill Dr. in Selmer in regards to a domestic disturbance. Pipkins talked to Garland’s live-in girlfriend, who said she and Garland got into an argument. She said that Garland went into her bedroom, picked her up and threw her onto the floor. She then got up and hit Garland, who pinned her on the bed and would not let her up. The woman said she then hit Garland with a lamp, knocking him off her. She told Pipkins she grabbed her phone, but Garland took it away and went outside. She followed him and took the phone away from him. Garland then left in his car. Garland returned to the residence while Pipkins was there. Garland told Pipkins that he and his girlfriend got into an argument. She punched him in the face several times and he knocked her to the floor, he told Pipkins. Pipkins observed evidence that Garland had been drinking. He then arrested Garland and took him to the McNairy County jail. Garland was booked and released on $100,000 bail, according to a spokesman


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Tiffany Brooke King (Photo not taken at booking), 29, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of counterfeit controlled substance and Delivery of Schedule II. William Shane Murphy, 36, of Savannah, Tenn. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE) Drug free zone. Allen Jermain Settle, 32, of Bethel Springs. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE) (two counts). Michael Leon Taylor, 41, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (COCAINE ) < than .5 grams (two counts). Ronnie Earl Carpenter, 50, of Adamsville. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE) and Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE). Arthur S. Atkins, 34, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of counterfeit controlled subs, Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE), Delivery of counterfeit, controlled substance (two counts). Tina Marie Young, 51, of Hornsby, Tenn.

Charges of Initation to manufacture meth, Promotion of meth manufacture and Possession of drug paraphernalia. Tami Lynn Erwin, 52, of Savannah, Tenn. Charges of Delivery of Schedule IV (ALPRAZOLAM). Steven Guy Hunt, 36, of Parsons, Tenn. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (OXYCODONE) , Delivery of Schedule IV (ALPRAZOLAM) , Delivery of Schedule II (OXYCODONE), Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE), Delivery of Schedule II. Brittni Diana Jane Miller, 21, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE). Lisa Kay Peirson, 39, of Parsons, Tenn., Charges of Delivery of Schedule IV (CLONAZEPAM). Anthony L. Saxton, 32, of Bethel Springs. Delivery of Schedule III ( BUPRENORPHINE) Delivery of counterfeit, controlled substance, Delivery of Schedule II ( AMPHETAMINE.



James Rete Sweat IV, 21, of Adamsville. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE) Facilitation to deliver schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE). Matthew Blake Thorne, 27, of Guys. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE). Loyd E. Wilburn, 64, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODINONE). George Howard Atkins, 30, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE) (two counts) and Delivery of Schedule IV (LORAZEPAM). Dennis Dewayne Ayers, 23, of Ramer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE) and Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE) Drug free zone. Bonda M. Cummings, 29, of Bethel Springs. Charges of Facilitation to Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE). John A. Cummings (Photo not taken at booking), 51, of Lawton. Charges of Delivery


of Schedule II (MORPHINE). Michael Shane Robertson, 30, of Ramer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (BUPRENOPHINE). James H. Smith (Photo not taken at booking), 49, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE ) and Delivery of drug paraphernalia. Jerri Sue-Ann Stewart, 34, of Adamsville. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE) and Delivery of Schedule III (BUPRENORPHINE). Jennifer D. Alley (Photo not taken at booking), 28, Bethel Springs. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE). Brandon Lee Edwards, 29, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of counterfeit controlled substance. Timmy D. Armstrong, 43, Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule IV (ALPRAZOLAM).


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McNairy County Adult Education. “We had lots of positive comments. Overall it was a very entertaining night, and everyone had a great time.” Pearson offered a “great big thank you” to all of the businesses and organizations who offered their support in making the event possible. She said that without their help, adult education would not be able to help their students the way they do. “It’s a heartwarming feeling to know that others are interested in improving literacy just as we are,” Pearson said. “I truly want to thank the Independent Appeal and their staff, Mrs. Janet (Rail) and Christen (Coulon) and everyone over there, and also Modern Woodmen of Selmer, Carolyn Bowers and Darren Bowers, for their wonderful match. It’s really going to make a difference.” Janet Rail, the event’s founder and publisher of the Independent Appeal, said that she would like to see this fundraiser grow to become a statewide event incorporating the Tennessee Press Foundation to involve other publishers around the state to push public service announcements, promote literacy and partner with adult education centers across the state. Rail hopes to find a well-known spokes person to help promote the event within the state in future years. “In this county alone, 31.5 percent of adults do not have a high school education,” Rail said. “As publisher of the Independent Appeal, we here are obviously all passionate about literacy. It is something that we need to support. Any money that we can raise will benefit everyone in the community and certainly help to develop a great workforce for our future.” Rail thanked all those who helped contribute to the event and said that she was happy that the event was able to raise money for such a great organization. For those still interested in contributing to the McNairy County Literacy Council call (731) 645-5346 for more information.


Carla S. Atkins, 31, of Bethel Springs. Charges of Delivery of Schedule VI > than .5 oz., < than 10 lbs. Delivery of Schedule II (COCAINE), .5 GRAMS (two counts). Casaundra Faye Atkins (Photo not taken at booking), 54, Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (COCAINE), .5 GRAMS (two counts). Marie H. Atkins, 55, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III ( DIHYDROCODEINONE) (two counts). Seth R Bellinger, (Photo not taken at booking), 30, of Bethel Springs. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE ) Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE). Mose E Burkley, 57, of Bethel Springs. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEIONONE) (two counts). Casey L Callins, 30, of Guys. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCO-

Michele Naylor, sales representive for the Independent Appeal, (second from left) presents Andrea Littlejohn, Cindy Jester, Earl Johnson and Cindy Hamm of BancorpSouth with the Best Dessert Award at the “For the Love of Literacy” event.

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Carolyn Bowers (left) and Darren Bowers (far right) of Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Selmer present a matching fund check for $5,000 to literacy event organizers Patsy Pearson and Janet Rail.

DEINONE) drug free zone and Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE), Tenncare fraud. Gary W Cobb, (Photo not taken at booking), 28, Bethel Springs. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE). Stella Rozanne Conner, 50, of Savannah, Tenn. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINON) drug fee zone (two counts), and Tenncare fraud. Paula S Cook, (photo not taken at booking), 40 of Stantonville. Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE), Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE). Brandon Lee Crouse, 26, Bethel Springs. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE) (two counts). Jackie Lee Crouse, (Photo not taken at booking), 54, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE) (three counts), Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE). Paul Allen Downer, (Photo not taken at booking), 23, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (BUPRENORPHINE)and

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Janet Rail (left) and Patsy Pearson (far right) present the People’s Choice Award for last Thursday’s dessert tasting to Brenda Ray and Lola Nichols of Rockabilly Cafe.

Delivery of Schedule III (BUPRENORPHIN) Drug free zone. Sharon A. Goodman, (Photo not taken at booking), 53, of Bethel Springs. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE ), Delivery of Schedule IV (CARISOPRODOL), and Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE). Kevin R. Foster, 28, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (BUPRENORPHINE) (two counts). Robert Gray, 55, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE). Anthony B Harris, (Photo not taken at booking), 30 of Adamsville. Charges of Delivery of Schedule IV (ALPRAZOLAM ) drug free zone and Delivery of Schedule III (DIHRDRONCODEINONE ) Drug free zone (two counts). Curtis L. Jeffcoat, 50, of Bethel Springs. Charges of Delivery of Schedule IV (CLONAZEPAN). Larry Gene King, 27, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (BUPRENORPHINE) and Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE). Joseph A. Leek JR., 25, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE ) Drug fee zone. Lonnie Blake Matlock, (Photo not taken at booking), 20, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE), Tenn care fraud. Austin Allen McCarter, (Photo not taken at booking), 19, of Selmer. Charges of Facilitation Deliver Schedule VI and Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINON). Gary Wayne Morrison, 61, Guys. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE). Michael Brantley O`Neal, (Photo not taken at booking), 61, of Selmer. Charges

of Delivery of Schedule II. Steven L. Pratt, 53, of Selmer, Tenn. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE) (two counts). Tammy Renee Rickman, (Photo not taken at booking), 44, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE) Drug free zone. Bridget Renae Dickey Smith, (Photo not taken at booking), 34, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (AMPHEAMINE) and Delivery of Schedule (DIHYDROCODEINONE). Heather Louise Sweat, (Photo not taken at booking), 27, Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE). William Curtis Thomas, (Photo not taken at booking), Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (OXYCODONE) (two counts). Donald Ray Todd, (Photo not taken at booking), 50, of Savannah, Tenn. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE) Drug free zone. Tammy Ann Todd, (Photo not taken at booking), 35, of Savannah, Tenn. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE ) Drug free zone (two counts). Joseph Michael Troutt, 40, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE) (two counts). Mitchell Allen Wells, 53, of Finger. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE) Drug free zone. Bobby Wayne Westbrooks, (Photo not taken at booking), 41, of Michie. Charges of Delivery of Schedule II (COCAINE), .5 Grams. Allen L. Wyke Age, 52, of Selmer. Charges of Delivery of Schedule III (DIHYDROCODEINONE (two counts). Michael Owen O`Neal, 31, Charges of Delivery of Schedule II, and Delivery of Schedule II (MORPHINE) (two counts).



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Adamsville passes animal control agreement By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The Adamsville City Commission authorized Mayor David Leckner to sign an animal shelter agreement with Tennessee Animal Rescue and Shelter, Inc., of Lawrenceburg, Tenn. at its meeting last Monday. Under the agreement, the city will pay the company $40 for each dog and for a litter of puppies up to five if it delivers the dogs. There would be a fee of $50 for litters larger than five. If the city meets Tennessee Animal Rescue halfway, it would cost the city $50 for each dog and litter up to five and $60 for litters larger than five. If Tennessee Animal Rescue comes to Adamsville, it would cost $90 for the first dog and $25 for each additional dog. The commission voted unanimously to ask Leckner and City Administrator Steve Simon to come up with a proposal for the

city to have a certified building inspector. Commissioner Tommy Morris, as he has at past meetings, expressed unhappiness that the homeowners would have to pay $535 to the state for a building permit, while the city only gets $15. The commission approved getting bids for natural gas field stations, vehicles, and conversion kits. Public Works Director Paul Wallace Plunk said that the only company that does conversions is in Ohio and the only vehicles for which it can be done now are Chevrolets. At current prices, it costs $0.50 a gallon to operate vehicles on natural gas. The commission discussed methods of allowing the gas prices it charges customers to float based on the price the city pays for gas. They also approved allowing Habitat for Humanity to use office space in the water

Selmer seeks to repave walking trail By Jeff Whitten

Robinson announced during the Jan. 8 meeting of the Selmer Board of Aldermen that a bid by Jack Hornsby Electric, of Jackson, to upgrade city lighting had been accepted. The total cost for the project is $21,000 to $22,000 and it will likely be finished by early spring, according to Robinson. Lights will be replaced at City Hall, the Civic Center, the Street Department and the Drug Task Force Headquarters. The Selmer Utilities Division building had its lighting replaced after it was damaged in the 2010 tornadoes. This project is being done for two reasons. One is that the old bulbs are no longer being manufactured. The second is that the new bulbs will save energy and money. Robinson estimates that they will save $8,000 to 9,000 on the city’s light bill. “It’s a no-brainer,” Robinson said about the two and one-half year payback from the project. In other news from the January meeting, the Farmer’s Market will be receiving a $1,500 Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program grant from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. The money will be used for banners to promote the market for main street, bags for vendors to hand out, menu boards that would be placed nearby where those driving would be able to see what is being sold for what price and some advertising.

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Parks and Recreation Director Sybil Dancer told the Selmer Board of Aldermen at its Feb. 12 meeting that the department is applying for a Recreational Trails Program grant for repaving the walking trail at the City Park at a cost of $56,000. The city must match 20 percent of the funds, with the state providing the rest. Since the city has a Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant, it will need to partner with the county. Half of the walking trail is on county school property. Under this arrangement, the city would match only 10 percent of the funds, and the school board and county would match the other 10 percent, if they will agree to do so, Dancer said. The board also approved a request by Fire Chief Anthony Carr to apply for a fire prevention grant. The 5 percent match by the city will be about $1,000, Carr said. In other business, the board approved an updated Occupational Health and Safety Administration plan. The plan must be updated every five years, Mayor David Robinson said. In response to a question from Alderman John Finlayson, Dancer said that 230 people attended the Father-Daughter Dance. “It was a big success,” Finlayson said.

plant. There are no security issues in doing so, Plunk said. The commission amended the zoning ordinance, on first reading, to allow attached signs for public and semi-public uses on schools and churches in residential districts. The size, design and dimensions of these signs will be determined by the Board of Zoning Appeals. Leckner announced that he had been notified by text message during the meeting that Adamsville librarian Marsha Jernigan had passed away. The commission approved a request by Chief of Police Jerry Christopher for the purchase of two TASERs for about $3,800. The Beer Board, which is composed of the Mayor and Commissioners, granted a beer license to the La Casita Mexicana restaurant. This was required because of a change in ownership and name.

County to hold animal control meeting By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

County Mayor Ronnie Brooks will preside over two public meetings this month, with others to come later. A public meeting on animal control will be held on Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom at the courthouse in Selmer. “It will be an informational meeting,” Brooks said. One purpose of the meeting is to form a group which will lead a process to form a plan to present to the County Commission. “It’s going to take awhile. We’re going to have to figure out what we can afford,” Brooks said. One thing the county might be able to provide is land for a facility, Brooks said. This is something the county did in the past, but the humane society was unable to run a facility there. Brooks envisions this as the first of a series of meetings on this issue and others. One idea Brooks shared was that the county could contract with a facility in another nearby county to take strays. “That’s a temporary fix,” he said. Down the road, Brooks suggested that a site for a facility could be found that would not be offensive to neighbors and that would be appropriate for this purpose. There may also be grants available for private organizations that would partner with the county to address the problem. Though the county has to date failed to get state and federal aid, Brooks said he and other local officials are sparing no effort to help those with storm damage. The county failed to meet the threshold in order to be declared a disaster area, and unlike some surrounding counties, was not eligible for aid by being adjacent to counties that were so declared. The county was also not eligible for lowinterest Small Business Administration loans.

Finger lands new band, fixes community center floor for weekly dance By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

The town of Finger held its monthly meeting last Monday night and announced that it will have a new band for its weekly dance. The New Outlaws will be playing the Finger Dance beginning this Friday at 7:30 p.m. The board also announced that the floor of the gym had been fixed and would be ready for Friday’s event. In other news the board approved a measure allowing the town

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to borrow up to $12,000 for a welcome sign. The money would be reimbursed 100 percent by a state Roadscapes Grant upon completion of the sign. Mayor Robert Heathcock said that the town would probably only borrow about $7,000 to cover the sign. The board also voted to continue the employment of Paula Clark to run the town’s ball park during their baseball season which runs from April to June. Heathcock also announced that the town is in need of umpires for the upcoming season and said that if no volunteers were found to come in that the town would have to hire TSSAA umpires for the games.

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION Kindergarten Registration is scheduled for the week of March 4-8, 2013. Effective October 1, 2012, a child must be five (5) years of age on or before August 31, for the 2013-2014 school year and on or before August 15, for all school years thereafter. In order for a child to enter school in August of 2013, the parents shall provide the following information to the school: 1. A certified copy of the birth certificate of the child 2. A copy of the child’s immunization record supplied by the Health Department 3. A copy of a physical examination for the child 4. The child’s social security number 5. Two proofs of residence 6. Any custodial documentation pertinent to the child. Children may be registered during the week of March 4 without the information listed above; however, they will not be admitted to school until all registration documents have been submitted. Children who participate in an LEA-administered pre-kindergarten program during the 2012-2013 or 2013-2014 school years may enter kindergarten in the 2013-2014 or 2014-2015 school years respectively. No child shall be eligible to enter the first grade without having attended an approved Kindergarten program meeting the requirements outlined by the Tennessee State Board of Education and the Tennessee Department of Education. The McNairy County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, handicap, or age.


Pre-K registration has been scheduled at each elementary school for the week of March 4-8th, 2013. • Adamsville Elementary • Bethel Springs Elementary • Michie Elementary • Ramer Elementary • Selmer Elementary • Pilot Pre-K A child must be 4 years of age on or before August 31, 2013 in order to enter Pre-K. Applications are available in the school office. Children may be registered without the following information, but eligibility cannot be determined without the proofs of residency and income. 1. Certified copy of birth certificate. 2. Copy of immunization record from Health Dept. 3. Copy of physical examination (Doctor’s signature required) 4. Copy of social security card 5. Two (2) proofs of residency (ex. Utility, phone or other bills) 6. One proof of Family income (ex. 1040 Income Tax Form, current W-2 form, check stub or food stamp number - Must have case # to qualify) 7. Any custodial documentation pertinent to the child. Criteria for Pre-K Programs: • Transporation must be provided by parent/guardian for the entire year • Child must live in McNairy County • Length of school day is 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Students not eligible to attend the Project Enrich after school program • Family income is used to help determine eligibility


grandmother. The Selmer Police Department issued a press release and bulletin to media outlets and law enforcement agencies following the incident, and Scott was captured hours later in Collierville, according to Lt. Tony Miller, investigator for the Selmer Police Department. Following his arrest, Scott was transported back to the county by Selmer authorities where he was charged with especially aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and theft of property in the case. Miller said that both victims have identified Scott as their attacker. Pitts sustained serious injuries in the incident, including puncture wounds, which required her to be placed on a ventilator to assist her breathing. In an interview conducted days after the attack, Miller said that victims had no reason for why Scott would attack his family members and said that he was evaluated at Western State Mental Hospital in Bolivar, Tenn., before being transported back to the McNairy County Jail. “What we know right now is that he broke into the house using the shovel that he ended up beating his grandmother with,” Miller said. “Then with a variety of other items, he ended up beating his aunt and grandmother both with those items.” Miller said that officers had a run-in with Scott and questioned his mental stability the weekend before the attack, prompting SPD officers to transport him to Quinco Mental Health where he underwent an evaluation. He said that following the evaluation, Scott was cleared and released. Scott is currently in the McNairy County Jail where he is awaiting trial.


at the jail. Garland’s case is scheduled for March 21 in General Sessions Court. He was suspended without pay, pending an administrative investigation, according to SPD Inv. Tony Miller. Miller told the Independent Appeal that Garland had been terminated last Friday. “The City has acted too quickly in his termination. He is absolutely not guilty of the charges and looks forward to his day in court,” said D. J. Norton, Garland’s attorney. “He is one of the City’s best officers and we call on the community to unite behind him. The City did no investigation on his behalf. We don’t feel he has been treated fairly because of that.”




Guys receives approval on grant for fire truck By Janet Rail Publisher

In their regularly scheduled meeting last Monday, the Guys board received a letter from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development regarding the release of funds for $516,545 toward the purchase of a new fire truck. This grant is part of the Guys Disaster Recovery Project. Mayor Keith Rinehart was directed by the board to contact city attorney Ryan Feeney regarding receipt of a formal bill for services. There was discussion regarding the board’s attempt to contact Feeney on several occasions regarding city business without success. The mayor stated an attempt on last Monday, also with no success. The board received a verbal bill at last month’s meeting for $600 from Feeney but is requesting a detailed bill. The board requested the mayor to contact their city attorney to discuss expectations going forward in an effort to conduct city business efficiently and timely responses to calls from city officials. The mayor is to report to the board at the next scheduled meeting. The board discussed issues with State Line Road that crosses into Corinth, Miss. “We know we didn’t pour concrete in those headwalls. It is 12 to 14 feet to the bottom,” said Alderman Chris Howard. “The Corinth Street Commissioner


Henco began 45 years ago in a building that cost Hendrix $20 a month. Hendrix began his career walking barefoot behind a plow when he was 12 years old. Hendrix hauled logs until he was in his 20s. He sold Bibles when he was in school. “I learned about work as an honorable thing to do,” Hendrix said. “I’ve always felt like you become the person to do whatever it is you want to do and you grow a notch or two in the process,” Hendrix said. “I believe everybody ought to have a dream. I think everybody ought to be on a mission and the only thing we have in this life is time. That’s all we got and when we give time to something, we are giving a part of our life. When I came out of retirement into this at 65, I wasn’t interested in a furniture store—I was interested in creating a happening in the Selmer Industrial Park,” Hendrix explained. The first step in getting the furniture was to brainstorm how the store would look, Hendrix said. He knew what the dream was, he had only to fill in the details. “You’ve got to know where you’re going or you’re running with your headlights off, and I always believe at night you’ve got to turn your headlights on. When I came out of retirement to do this, I was traveling in the dark because I’d never had a furniture store—I’d never had a retail business in my life,” Hendrix said. “My wife said, ‘Tom, you don’t even know who to call.’ I said, ‘That’s good. I don’t have any bad habits,’” Hendrix recalled. “We finally got this idea of building this beautiful replica of a West Tennessee main street straight through the heart of the showroom,” Hendrix explained. From 1979 to 1981, Henco paid $6.9 million in federal income tax after starting the company with $3,500. “You start with nothing, you render services and hire people, but you pay a heckuva a lot to the federal government,” Hendrix said. “You create your wealth out of great ideas,” Hendrix explained. “Entrepreneurs are an interesting breed. They have the courage, the faith, the hope and the belief to take an action— win or lose. I’m convinced that the people that...try the most and fail the most are the most successful people we have, because they’ll plow the new ground and they’ve got the guts to do it,” Tom Hendrix “I get a lot of credit for the store, but I’m telling you, there were a lot of people involved other than Tom Hendrix,” Hendrix said. Hendrix stressed the importance of packaging. “In setting up these shopping trips, we wanted to make it convenient. A family comes to Henco and they’re going to walk past our furniture, see it clearly and visualize it in their room,” Hendrix said. Another secret in Hendrix’s success in business has been selling a quality product. “One thing I learned at the outset—I started buying cheap furniture and I finally learned that the only thing I was doing was selling a pack of problems, so we decided this will be a quality house,” Hendrix said. Hendrix has since felt the pressure to sell lower-priced, lower-quality goods but has resisted it. “Everybody has a different economic situation. They have a different-sized pocketbook, but what we’ve done is dedicated ourselves to fulfilling a need, but you can’t fulfill a need with something that’s not going to work and be proud of it in a home. I think you have to draw some lines and we have,” Hendrix said. Two of Henco’s largest customers are International Paper and FedEx. “You cannot imagine how much money FedEx and International Paper has spent in this place and they go tell their friends and they all have a pocket full of money,” Hendrix said. Half of Henco’s sales are to Shelby County (Memphis). When Henco first began, Memphis customers could drive to Henco for about $8 but now it’s about $30, Hendrix observed. “When I started, I had no earthly idea that the fuel would triple in price, but it did,” Hendrix said. “That’s the thing about risk-taking. You can’t see all the ins and outs of the future, but with faith you travel the road,” Hendrix said. Another factor in Henco’s success is a wide selection of furniture. There are four football fields worth of furniture at the Henco showroom and warehouse, Hendrix said. “I was real pleased this weekend. I have four parking lots... They were parked in all of them,” Hendrix said. “We’ve got lots of salesmen to take care of it, but we are overrun on the weekend,” Hendrix said. Not only is product a factor in Henco’s success but also service. “We have dedicated ourselves to have not only the most up-to-date furniture store, but also the best service in this part of the country that causes them to drive past the other furniture stores,” Hendrix said. “Every job description in Henco is created for that do his part in creating a raving fan,” Hendrix said. Just good service is insufficient for Henco. “It can’t be good service, it’s got to be way beyond good service,” Hendrix explained. Henco’s customers are also its most important salesmen. “We set out to create a sales force in every community of raving fans,” Hendrix said. “I’ve always believed and had a strong feeling that employees need to see the good they do. What I tell them, ‘It’s not work—that’s what mules do—we’re on a mission of service,’” Hendrix said. Though the furniture store is closing, Henco has owned many companies in its 45 years in business. One of them was a flight training school. Henco at one time owned Spectrum. At one time it owned a fundraising company, Princeton Corp. “Nothing ever remains the same for an entrepreneur... and you’ve got to deal with it whether you like it or not,” Hendrix pointed out. “Businesspeople should not go in business if they think

did put some rock in it,” said Mayor Rinehart. “We haven’t done anything to that road,” said Alderman Pete Rinehart. The board discusssed paving over a culvert on Guys Chewalla Road in April when the weather is suitable. “I’d say we could fix this one”, said Howard. “We are about out of cold mix,” said Rinehart. The board agreed to purchase a load of cold mix from Riley Trucking Co. “I was asked by the Sheriff’s department if we could consider lowering the speed limit to 35 miles per hour on a stretch of old highway 45,” said Howard. The board approved a motion unanimously to change the speed limit from 55 to 35 and post signs as soon as possible. The board reported Tull Brothers completion of installing doors and windows in the fire department. Also, Alderman Wayne Henry reported receiving bids from three different heating and air companies to eventually replace the heat/air units in the community center. “We will have to keep the existing units running as long as possible, but we know replacement will need to happen at some point,” said Henry. The board approved the meeting minutes from the Jan 21 meeting and the financial report in earlier business. The board made a motion to pay all bills to include one not yet received for repair of the culvert on Farmville Road prior to adjournment.

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things are going to remain the same,” Hendrix declared. Hendrix has always believed that the life of an entrepreneur was the most exciting life of all. “I will not interview for a job or accept a job in this nation, period. I will travel under my own umbrella of ideas and its apt to be a sloppy trip because I don’t have any money and never had a business course, but we are going to build a business, national in scope,” Hendrix told his wife Sherry when he graduated. “When I decided to do that, I was in for change, wasn’t I?” Hendrix said. The willingness to embrace change has to be part of the nature of an entrepreneur, Hendrix said. “You have to do it with a smile on your face,” Hendrix added. The Hendrixes, coming out of school, starting with no money, created two businesses from scratch that became national in scope. “I’m proud of that,” Hendrix said. Hendrix has been an entrepreneur for 55 years. “You’re looking at a guy that has had a lot of fun...I’ve lived a life I never dreamed I’d live,” Hendrix said. “You learn what you need to learn. Success is an inside job, not an outside job. You can do what you make up your mind to do if you’ve got a good plan,” Hendrix observed. However, Hendrix was not all work and no play. He took two 5,500 mile trips with his family on their yacht when his kids were growing up. “I wanted a great family and I wanted to spend time with our family...We lived a good life and we reared a great family and I think that you can build a business and rear a great family and I’m proud of my girls,” Hendrix said. Children have always been a big part of the Hendrixes life. They have seven grandchildren and they have hosted five exchange students. However, Hendrix did find balancing work and family difficult. “I missed some cheerleading practices and beauty reviews...and the kids understood. I said, ‘I’ve got a business to run...I’ve got an obligation and I must make sure these people have a well-run company,” Hendrix said. At one time, he had 1,000 people in his employ. “‘Mother will go with you and I’m proud of you,’” Hendrix told them. The family created a written version of the Hendrix values around the dining room table, a process in which the girls participated. As for the future, one thing Hendrix is planning to do is to write a book.


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Jesus Cares of McNairy County is having a fundraiser to attain funding for transitional housing on Saturday March 2, 2013. It will consist of a silent auction, 2 live auctions, a hotdog soup and salad dinner, and entertainment. The cost is the price of a love offering at the end. There will be several McNairy County authors signed books, 40 Nike mens and womens tops, Nike sport bags, ball caps and glasswear, along with bedroom furniture, dressers, and a 7 ft round dining room table valued at over a thousand dollars. There will also be a large executive desk, smaller secretarial desk, and side chairs, to mention a few things., Come, get a bid number, and help Jesus Cares provide temporary housing, counseling, mentoring, and guidance for our less fortunate brothers and sisters. The doors open at 4 o’clock at McNairy County High School, live auction at 5p.m., dinner at 6p.m., second live auction at 7p.m. The silent auction will be ready at 4p.m. For your viewing, the cost of a bid number is free. Make plans now to attend. Jim Gray President of Jesus Cares


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Mcnairy voices What should we do about immigration?

Ralph Mason (Adamsville):

Mary Plunk (Adamsville):

John Howell (Adamsville):

Wilma Hill (Adamsville):

“That’s a huge problem. They let them come in when they want to use them and some have been here for so long, I don’t think they can just throw them out. It’s a hard task, but we’ve got to start somewhere with it.”

“I think they shouldn’t allow so many of them in at one time because it’s cutting the one’s that live here. It’s cutting them back and they don’t have a chance. It’s hurting everybody.”

“Leave as is, really. You don’t know what you would do if you were in people’s place. We don’t know.”

“Well, I don’t really know, but I know something needs to be done.”

Kimberly Kennedy (Bethel Springs): “Close the borders.”

Tammy Borner (Saltillo): “It’s got better, but not good enough.”

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

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One Moore Novel: The Gemini Virus By Molly Moore

AiM and the Stephen Foster Music Club present Pianist, Dr. Terry McRoberts of Union University Submitted Arts in McNairy

Arts in McNairy has partnered with McNairy County’s oldest music organization, Stephen Foster Music Club, to present Dr. Terry McRoberts, pianist, who will be performing piano compositions of Bach, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Yi and other important and contemporary composers. The concert is scheduled for Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The Stephen Foster Music Club is also hosting a reception in the Latta Gallery before the concert for Dr. McRoberts. This will mark the first time classical music has been presented at the Latta Theater of the McNairy County Visitor’s and Cultural Center. McRoberts is University Professor of Music at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., where he teaches piano and related courses and coordinates keyboard studies and concerts and recitals. He performs regularly as a soloist and collaborative pianist, and is principal pianist with The Jackson Symphony. He is President of the American Matthay Association for Piano and Musician Liaison to the Board of Directors of The Jackson Symphony Association. He has previously served as president of Tennessee Music Teachers Association, editor of The Matthay News and Tennessee Music Teacher, and is the Past President of the Southern Chapter of CMS. A church organist for more than 25 years, he currently is organist at First United Methodist Church in Jackson. “We are especially excited to be partnering with the Stephen Foster Music Club to present Dr. Terry McRoberts in concert and other musical events that one would normally have to travel to a bigger city to see, “said Paige Holmes, Managing Director of AiM. “AiM is going to serve as an umbrella organization for the music group to help them share their mission and love of music to a wider audience.” The Stephen Foster Music Club in McNairy County was organized in 1939 and is a part of the National Federation of Music Clubs. According to local member, Melissa Smith, this 16 member group’s goal is to raise awareness of different, classic music genres and to provide scholarships to local music students. Additionally, AiM and the Stephen Foster Music Club are planning events surrounding the national celebration of music in May. Admission for the McRoberts piano concert is $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Tickets will be available at the door and are available online.

first symptom, Bob Easton is dead. the family decides to disappear Epidemic specialists Dr. Cara Por- upstate to their cabin hidden in ter and Dr. Michael Beck are sent the hills. I do not want to spoil the thrill for those in to study the outbreak, who will read The Gemini Virus begins with flu- the victims, and ultimately The Gemini Vilike symptoms, aches and fever, then find the origins of the virus, but let it blisters reminiscent of smallpox. By rus, and cure. Because the be known, the virus is spreading stage three delirium Jensens play an like wildfire, with sets in and on the important role a 97% death rate, fourth day death throughout there is no time to is inevitable. Bob this thriller. waste. Easton is a germoThis book The Jensen’s phobe. He is never is creepy and are a typical famsick, steers clear of utterly believily who become anyone remotely Ill, able, Wil Mara terrified when the and is probably the has hit a home plague swarms most health conrun. If you are their small comscious character in even remotely munity. The neighthe state of new jerger maphobic, borhood begins to sey. Unbeknownst you may want look like a ghost to Bob, he has conMolly Moore to skip this one, town, grocery tracted a virus, one but it is a real shelves are empty, the CDC has never Wil Mara page turner, deseen before, a virus he shares with and friends are literally dy304 pages spite the nauseseveral people in the city of Ramsey, ing on their doorstep. BePublisher- Forge Books New Jersey.  Within four days of the cause they fear the worst, Released- October 2012 ating details. Columnist


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, 19EMS • 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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Rev. Stanley Smith

Johnnie Marie King

Thomas Killingsworth

Henderson, Tenn.: Rev. Stanley James Smith age 88, passed away February 9, 2013, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was born in Jefferson Davis County, MS, the son of the late Jewell and Linnie Mae Polk Smith. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1942 and attended Mississippi College in Clinton, MS graduating in 1945, the Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY and graduating in 1948. Rev. Smith later received his Masters in Divinity in New Orleans in 1954. Rev. Smith married Jerry Hunter on Oct 2, 1950. He served in the Ministry all of his life. They moved to Chester County in 1970. He enjoyed gardening. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Henderson where he taught Sunday school. He was survived by his wife, Jerry Hunter Smith of Henderson; two daughters, Wanda M. Smith Butler and husband Herb of North Port, AL and Kimberly Teague and husband Jeff of Henderson; two sons, Paul Stanley Smith of North Port, AL and Hunter Smith of Denver, CO; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a brother, Houston Smith and wife Merriel of Monticello, MS. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church with Bro. Brad Patterson and Bro. Stan Smith officiating. The family received friends at First Baptist Church beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Memorials should be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church. Shackelford Funeral Directors Johnson Chapel.

Johnnie Marie King was born December 3, 1947, the daughter of the late Johnny and Audrey Nell Matlock Watson. Johnnie was an LPN at Western Mental Health Institute in Bolivar, Tennessee for 30 plus years and also worked at several local nursing homes. She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved and appreciated her grandchildren very much. Mrs. King departed this life on February 16, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 65 years, 2 months, 13 days. She is survived by her husband Texas King of Selmer, Tenn.; two daughters, Leanne Austin and husband Michael of Bartlett, Tenn., Kasey Shelby and husband Tracy of Adamsville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Matthew, Bailey, Lindsay, Ruby; a sister, Mary Tucker of Sardis, Tenn. A host of extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, Johnnie was preceded in death by a sister, Jackie Watson; a brother, Larry Watson. Services were held on February 19, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Joy Foster officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

Private memorial services will be held for Mr. Tommy G. Killingsworth, 73, a native of Shiloh, Tennessee and a resident of Ricohoc, Louisiana, who passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 11:25 p.m. at Franklin Foundation Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Margaret L. Killingsworth; four children, Tommy R. Killingsworth and his wife Opal, Cynthia G. Killingsworth and her companion Rod Rodriguez, Kelly Killingsworth and her companion John McMinn, and Keisha Killingsworth; three sisters, Judy K. Bingham, Bonnie K. Merryman, and Annie K. Butler; 11 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Johnny Ray Killingsworth (infant) and Wendell Killingsworth; his parents, John Thomas Killingsworth and Myrtle May Stone Killingsworth; one brother, Kenneth Killingsworth; two sisters, Betty Sue South and Jessie Marie Moffett; and one great grandson, Adan Theodore Couvillier. Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337)-828-5426.

Nora Mae Hornbuckle Plunk Nora Mae Hornbuckle Plunk was born May 7, 1922 in Bethel Springs, Tenn., the daughter of the late Harry Lee and Mandy Elizabeth Williams Hornbuckle. She was united in marriage to James L. Plunk on October 12, 1957. Mr. Plunk preceded her in death on July 14, 1987, following 29 years of marriage. Mrs. Plunk was formerly employed by Harwood Manufacturing and Garan in Adamsville, Tenn. and was a loving homemaker for her family. Mrs. Plunk was a faithful Christian and member of Good Hope Baptist Church who was not ashamed to let others see her faith. She loved to sew and make crafts, and enjoyed cooking for and feeding her family and friends. She enjoyed working in her garden and her flower beds; she especially loved tending her rose bushes. Mrs. Plunk was very proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She always had a smile and a kind word to share with everyone, and would help anyone she could. Mrs. Plunk departed this life on February 11, 2013 in Adamsville, Tennessee at the age of 90 years, 9 months, 4 days. She is survived by a daughter, June La Fran Plunk of Selmer, Tenn.; a son, Jeffrey Allen Plunk and wife Pam of Savannah, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Christopher Plunk and wife Tisha of Savannah, Tenn. and Michael Plunk and wife Cherrie of Pickwick Dam, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren: Matthew Plunk, Chloe Plunk, Cade Plunk, and Macy Plunk; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Plunk was preceded in death by a son, James Eddie Plunk. Services were held on February 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Ricky Sisk officiating. Burial followed in the Mars Hill Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Glen A. Curtis Glen A. Curtis was born October 17, 1942 in Selmer, Tenn., the son of the late John Wesley and Virble Sanders Curtis. He was united in marriage to Nancy Burrow on September 11, 1990. Mr. Curtis graduated from Selmer High School in 1960. After graduation, he began his law enforcement career as a deputy sheriff serving under Sheriff Buford Pusser, he then went to work for the State of Tennessee as a state trooper. He served communities in Middle and West Tennessee, worked on the governor security staff for Gov. Ray Blanton, and retired after 30 years of service as a lieutenant. He was a member of the American Association of State Troopers and the Fraternal Order of Police. He loved his family, enjoyed fishing and was proud to call West Tennessee his home. Mr. Curtis departed this life on February 11, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 70 years, 3 months, 25 days. He is survived by his wife Nancy (Burrow) Curtis of Bartlett, Tenn.; a son, Richard Curtis and wife Bradley of Jackson, Tenn.; a daughter, Tracy Brigance and husband Mark Johns of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandsons, Wade Curtis of Memphis, Tenn., Wes Curtis of Spring Hill, TN, Hunner Brigance of Memphis, Tenn.; close friend, David Brigance of Memphis, Tenn.; host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Curtis was preceded in death by a grandson, Matt Brigance. Services were held on February 14, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Alvin Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Curtis Hill Cemetery at Selmer, Tenn. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Richard Etheridge Richard Etheridge of Bethel Springs, Tenn. was born July 23, 1941 in Memphis, Tenn., the son of the late Evander Dixon “Dick” Etheridge and Rachel Oliver Etheridge. Mr. Etheridge graduated from Bethel Springs High School in 1959. He was a member of the Bethel Springs church of Christ. Richard loved his church, his church family, and enjoyed talking with people. He liked watching episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and wrestling on television. He farmed with his mother for many years having grown cotton, corn, and pimento peppers along with raising cows and pigs. Richard was a simple man who lived a simple life. Material things were not important to him. What was important to Richard was being a good Christian man. Mr. Etheridge departed this life on February 17, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 71 years, 6 months, 25 days. He is survived by his neighbors in the Masseyville Road area of Bethel Springs, several cousins, and his extended church family and friends. Funeral services were held on February 18, 2013 at 3 Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer with Jim Barr and Ryan Fraser officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Selmer. Memorials may be made to the Bethel Springs church of Christ. Serving as pallbearers were Ashley McCullar, Andy Allison, Mark Allison, Darrel Roberts, Sam Vice, Mike Finley. Honorary Pallbearers were Billy Frank Harris, Gary Kerby, Joe Maynard Murry, John Stivers, Kenneth Moore.

church events February 28 • Old Union Church There will be a singing Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Union Church. March 1-3 • Revival at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church You are invited to Revival services at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 6185 Rowsey School Rd., beginning

on Friday, March 1st and continuing through Sunday, March 3rd. Service times for Friday and Saturday are 7:00 p.m. and Sunday services are at 10:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Evangelist will be Jacob Sparks from Wake Forest, North Carolina. There will be nursery provided for each service. Come join us for this exciting weekend.

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Phillip Lee Hughes Phillip Lee Hughes was born August 4, 1949 in McNairy County, Tenn., the son of the late Joe Glen Hughes and Jessie Mae Phillips Hughes . Mr. Hughes was a retired Correctional Officer with the state of Tennessee after 33 years of service. He departed this life on February 17, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 63 years, 6 months, 13 days. Mr. Hughes is survived by his wife Pamela Haywood Hughes of Stantonville, Tenn.; his daughter, Beth Smith and husband Tim of Middleton, Tenn.; his son Brian Hughes of Jackson, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn Smith of Middleton, Tenn., Jamie Smith of Middleton, Tenn., and Logan Hughes of Jackson, Tenn.; two sisters, Glenda Hurley and husband Dean of Stantonville, Tenn., and Frances Boroughs of Adamsville, Tenn.; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hughes is preceded in death by a sister, Buton Glover; and two brothers, Jackie Hughes and Bobby Ray Hughes. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Services will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. All held at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville, Tennessee. Burial will follow in the Meeks Grove Cemetery at Stantonville, Tennessee.

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Daniel-Pettigrew Wedding At 5:00 p.m. on the evening of Saturday, February 9th 2013, Robyn Honor Daniel and Jimmy Kip Pettigrew were united in holy matrimony. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Ryan Heath Daniel, brother of the bride, of Nashville, Tennessee. Robyn is the daughter of Jackie and Cora Mae Daniel of Adamsville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Adamsville High School, Jackson State Community College, and UT Martin with an Associate degree in business and a Bachelor of Science in Education. She now teaches 3rd grade at Adamsville Elementary School. Kip is the son of Jimmy Max and Kaye Pettigrew also of Adamsville. He is a graduate of Adamsville High School and is the owner and operator of Pettigrew Sod Farm in Adamsville. The private wedding ceremony was held at the Delta Landing Waterfalls in the beautiful Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Sloane Nichols, cousin of the groom, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Barrett Nichols presented the family with a program and a bell as they signed the guest register. The registry table was topped with white linen and an apple red runner adorned with red rose petals and rhinestones scattered to begin the Valentine theme wedding. An arrangement of white hydrangeas, red hypericum berries, and red gerbera daisies tied with tulle also laid on the table. Similar arrangements hung on the chairs in the seating area of the ceremony. Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Kip Pettigrew Family members were seated overlooking the two beautiful waterfalls and intricate landscaping of the hotel. The front of the ceremony was decorated with beautiful cascading arrangements of red roses, white hydrangeas, red and white gerbera daisies, red hypericum berries, white freesia and ranunculus with cascading greens of seeded eucalyptus and hanging amaranthus topped with taper candles burning and were setting on iron plant stands. The prelude included instrumental wedding music selected by the bride and groom. For the occasion the bride’s mother selected a knee length dress of gold chiffon tiered from the waist and finished with a lace jacket embellished in rhinestones. The groom’s mother wore soft silver chiffon tea length dress with silver coordinating lace jacket adorned with sequins. The bride’s grandmother, Birdie Black wore a beautiful lavender two piece outfit and her grandmother, Nell Daniel wore a lovely soft pink floor length dress. The groom wore a black tux with a silver tie and vest while the best man Jimmy Max Pettigrew, father of the groom, and groomsman Kacy Pettigrew, brother of the groom, each wore a black tux with red ties and vests to compliment the Valentine theme. Matron of Honor April Stults, friend of the bride, and bridesmaid Hannah Isbell, niece of the groom, wore floor length dresses of apple red chiffon adorned with a band of red beads and crystals around the empire waistline. They carried bouquets of white hydrangeas, red roses, red hypericum berries, and red and white gerbera daisies. William Richard Daniel, 4 year old nephew of the bride, son of Ryan & Jessica Daniel was the handsome, adorable bell ringer and sign carrier. Will was wearing a little black tuxedo with black bow tie and a red miniature rose boutonniere, he entered the ceremony before the bride carrying a beautiful heart shaped sign tied around his neck with a red ribbon, reading “HERE COMES THE BRIDE” and ringing a bell! The very special bell belonged to Mildred Pettigrew, grandmother of the groom, and was rang in memory of Robyn & Kip’s late grandparents. They include Robert Black and Willard Daniel, grandpas of the bride. Rayford & Georgia Nichols and James B. & Mildred Pettigrew , grandparents of the groom. After the ceremony Will exited following the couple with his sign reading “JUST MARRIED” and ringing his bell along with the guests. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a diamond white designer gown by Maggie Sottero. The strapless A-line gown of Renoir satin has an asymmetrically ruched waistline for a flattering and fabulous fit. The beautiful gown reveals embellishment of Swarovski crystals and pearls covering the bodice and highlighting the waist and train. The gown is finished with a corset back and stunning chapel length train. Her veil is scalloped with rhinestones droplets at each dip being held in by a crystal barrette. The shoes were white satin 4” wedge heels accented with rhinestones. Her jewelry included an old bracelet given to her by her brother when she was a senior in high school and blue sapphire earring studs given by Ryan, Jessica, & Will, her brother’s family. The bride carried a rounded bouquet of red roses, white hydrangeas, red gerbera daisies, red hypericum berries, white ranunculus, and stems of rhinestones scattered throughout and tied with alabaster ribbon adorned with antique brooch. Following the ceremony a reception hosted by the bride’s parents was held at the Old Hickory Steakhouse in the Opryland Hotel. A prayer of blessing was lead by Ryan Daniel, brother of the bride. Centered on the bride’s table was a square silver plateau holding a 3 tiered wedding cake having rounded layers of vanilla and strawberry with white icing and beautiful scroll work featuring a red ribbon of icing around each layer. Red roses and red gerbera daisies adorned the cake and the top was finished with their initial “P” of Swarovski crystals. On Sunday morning February 10th a wedding brunch was hosted by the groom’s parents at the Cascades All American Cafe in the Opryland hotel. The meal was blessed by Evan Nichols, cousin of the groom, son of Mr. & Mrs. Greg Nichols. The wedding photographer was Shane Stults, friend of the bride, and the videographer was Jessica Daniel, sister-in-law of the bride. After their honeymoon to the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas the newlyweds will make their home in Adamsville, Tennessee. A bridal tea was given in the couple’s honor at the lovely home of Callie and Charles Lipford, aunt & uncle of the bride. The tea was hosted by Callie Lipford, Hazel Cagle, and Luzell Hughes along with Renee Winningham, Sammy Wright, Joyce Gilchrist, and Cathy Carothers. Other parties include a lingerie shower at the beautiful home of Pamela Baugus and was hosted by Margaret Blasingame, Anita Dickey, Patricia Smith, and Neita Coffman. A bridal tea was given by the teachers and staff at Adamsville Elementary School and a “SURPRISE” party was given by Ms. Robyn’s 3rd grade class and Tiffaney Cima.

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Our Sincere Thanks I want to express my heart felt thanks to all the firemen and first responders of this area who answered the call Saturday (2-9-13) when the trailer I was renting burned. Your quick response and dedicated efforts are greatly appreciated. The people living in Ramer and surrounding communities are fortunate to have such a wonderful support system in times of need. Thank you also, to everyone for your prayers, kindness and generously given to my granddaughter and me as we recover from our loss and move forward. It is with God’s love and the help of so many caring people that tragedies are over come. We are truly blessed to have both. Thank you, Nella and Marley Steadman

R.M. & Myrtis Dickson Scholarship program The R.M. & Myrtis Dickson Scholarship program applications are available in the Guidance Counselor’s office at Adamsville High School and McNairy Central High School until April 3, 2013. The scholarship fund

was established as a tribute to Bro. R.M. and Myrtis Dickson. He was the pastor of Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church for a number of years and well known for this philanthropy, visitation, service and his love for Jesus Christ.

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• Need Habitat Applications for New House-Last Call If you know of a family who needs a decent home, maybe someone in your church or someone you have heard about, please call 645-7514 and let us know. Maybe it’s you who is interested. This would be for a needy family currently in substandard or overcrowded living conditions and who needs help financing a mortgage. Income is needed to make the loan payments which pay back the cost of building the house. No interest is charged and no profit is added to the loan, so monthly payments are usually lower than what the family was paying in rent. It’s called the Economics of Jesus. The new family must have lived in McNairy County for a year or more and are planning to live here in the future. Habitat’s goal is to provide a hand up, not a hand out, so that God’s people can have a basic, decent home where they will live and raise their children. We invite people of all backgrounds, races and religions to partner with us to provide homes for families in need. Please call 645-7514 to get an application started today. • Mifflin Family Dance Mifflin Family Dance at 9000 Highway 200 Luray, Tenn. every Thursday and Friday night starting at 7:30. Various bands such as Tim Young and Family, Wolf River Band and Double Take will be there. Admission is $6. Concessions and game room available. Bring your family and enjoy the fun! For more information call 989-4460 • Head Start Pre-Registration in McNairy County The Southwest Human Resource Agency is now accepting applications for 3 and 4 year old children to attend classes beginning in the fall of 2013. Head Start is a free preschool program for families that qualify based on income, disability, or various family circumstances. Head Start provides medical and dental services, nutritional services, family services, and educational experiences for your entire family. Head Start does not provide transportation. Every child deserves a HEAD START in life… please consider giving your child one by contacting Amy, the Selmer Head Start’s Family Case Manager, at 731-645-8953 for more information! •McNairy Regional Auxiliary Scholarship McNairy Regional Auxiliary Scholarship applications will be at the front desk of the hospital starting February 1st. Must be turned in by March 1st. February 23 • Dr. Terry McRoberts to perform at Latta Theatre Arts in McNairy and The Stephen Foster Music Group present Dr. Terry McRoberts, Pianist, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Latta Theatre in McNairy County Visitors and Cultural Center. He will be performing works by Bach, Brahm, Mendelssohn, Yi and more. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. The Stephen Foster Music Club is hosting a reception for Dr. McRoberts at 6:30 p.m. All concert goers are welcome. Call 439-2891 for information. March 1 • Brown Shoe Company reunion Anyone who worked at Brown Shoe Company or their family members are invited to a potluck supper on Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m. at the Eastview Civic Center. All welcome. March 2 • Jesus Cares Spring Fling 2013 Jesus Cares will be having its second annual spring fling on Saturday, March 2 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be three auctions, two live, one silent. There is a need for donated items to be auctioned off for this event. If you have any items that you can donate for this worthy cause, call Jim Gray at 731-610-3637, or the Jesus Cares Thrift Store at 731-646-2600, or the Jesus Cares Office at 731-645-4388. • Spring Fling Pageant at the Marty The 3rd annual Spring Fling Pageant will be hosted at the Marty in Adamsville on March 2, beginning at 10 a.m. Registration forms can be acquired at local dress shops and Tan World in Adamsville, or by contacting Christy Adkins at (731) 607-2851 or Tiffaney Cima at (731) 610-4018. • Youth Villages Youth Villages will be having an event at Pringles Park on March the 2nd 2013 at 9 a.m. For more information or to register online go to by February 28. March 5 • Parents of Angels Support Group The Parents of Angels Support Group will hold their first meeting on Tuesday, March 5,2013 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Shelter Insurance (The Wyatt House) located at 132 North Third Street in Selmer. The meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month. The group offers support and friendship for parents who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or death of a

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Emma Michelle Lipford

Welcome Emma Happy Birthday Scott

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Happy First Birthday Happy first birthday to our sweet princess! Love always, Mommy and Daddy

On February 23 - Happy 42. From Me to You, Love Mom & Spencer

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Boyd’s Celebration The last week of February is a special time of celebration for John Olin Boyd of the McNairy Community and his family. J.O. Boyd will be celebrating his 85th birthday on February 25th and on February 28th, he and his wife, Georgia, will celebrate their 57th Wedding Anniversary.


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child through 5 years of age. For questions or more information please contact D’Ray and Mandy Horton at 731610-7822 or you can send e-mails to mandrayhorton@ March 8 • Memphis Wrestling Fundraiser Neo Products and Hare Financial will be having a Memphis Wrestling Fundraiser for the Chester County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Carl Perkins Center. The event will be at the Chester County High School on Friday, March 8 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. You may purchase tickets at the Carl Perkins Center in Henderson, Prime Care in Henderson, Lexington or Neo Products Corporation in Henderson’s Magic Valley Industrial Park. Children 12 and under free with paid Adult Ticket. All ticket prices for 13 years and older are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets go on sale Feb. 19. Jerry “The King” Lawler will return. This will be his first time in the ring since his illness. Also featured, King Mabel. For more information, call Terry at 731-989-5113 ext. 19 or the Center at 731-989-7222. • Tennesseans for Liberty meeting scheduled ASSAULTS ON GUN RIGHTS ? First Amendment, Second Amendment, Third Amendment and even Fourth Amendment ?

In last week's court briefs, we printed the court records for all cases on the docket. Specifically, we included the names and outcomes for cases which resulted in a finding of not guilty or dismissed with no punitive findings, probationary measures or costs assigned to the defendant. While these cases are a matter of public record, these were published contrary to our general style guidelines. Taylor Anderson - Freddie Davis Road, Selmer, TN 38375-Underage driving while impaired-fined $250 no cost. Sentenced to time served. Not to drive in TN for 1 year Suspension of DL to start from 10/28/12 and expire 10/28/13. Daniel M. Larson - 675 Jones Rd., Savannah, TN 38372- Initiate manufacture of Methamphetamine- Bound over to Grand Jury. Waiving Preliminary Hearing . Defendant shall continue on cur-

rent bond. Aggr. child abuse/ neglect/endangermentBound over to Grand Jury. Promoting methamphetamine manufactureattempt-bound over to Grand Jury. Daniel M. Larson - 675 Jones Rd.,Savannah, TN 38372-Contraband in penal facility-Bound over to Grand Jury. Possession unlaw drug paraphernalia-attempt-Bound over to McNairy Grand Jury. Amber K. Sebren 6195 Hwy 45 North, Bethel Springs, TN 38315- Criminal simulation-$1000$10,000-Dismiss on payment of cost to State. Upon payment to bank. Bank and States agreement to not prosecute Dana Gray - 7 Geisler Lane, Corinth, MS 38834 -theft of merchandiseshoplifting - Fined $50+ cost. Sentenced to 10 days. Supervised probation until fines and cost paid. 24Hrs community service. No contact with Wal-Mart for 1 year. Failure to Appear-

Our God given rights are under attack in our nation. Question remains: Can we politically organize locally to oppose this? Non-Partisan Political Action Committee TENNESSEANS FOR LIBERTY will meet in McNairy County in the Selmer Middle School Cafeteria from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on March 8, 2013 to discuss ways to defend our rights through the political process. McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck will be joining a variety of other speakers to speak to us about the Constitutional Sheriff. “As Sheriff of McNairy County it is my job to protect the constitutional rights of our citizens. The second amendment is a right, not a privilege and shall not be infringed upon. As long as I am Sheriff of McNairy County, I will not allow anyone to seize any firearms from law abiding citizens within this county.” Sheriff Guy Buck 19 January 2013 Are you aware of what happened in Delaware with their county sheriffs? You say it could not happen here, but all it takes is a liberal judge misinterpreting the law. Come and listen to Sheriff Guy Buck on the subject of Constitutionalist Sheriffs. Other speakers will be Madison County Commissioner Adrian Eddleman, Tennessee Firearms Association leader Richard Archie and others. DON’T MISS IT!

Emma Michelle Lipford was born Feb. 7, 2013. She weighed 7 lbs., 12 ozs., and was 21 inches long. She is the daughter of Brandy and Zackery Lipford and the granddaughter of Peggy & Tony Smith, and Teresa and Buck Lipford. She is the niece of Brandy Bendall & Anthony Smith.

Misdemeanor. David E. Glidewell 1441 Hwy 72 West, Corinth, MS 38834- Schedule IV drugs:MFG,DEL,SELL, POSS. DUI:First offenseFined $350+Court cost ($709.73), Sentenced to 48hrs, supervised probation for 11/29. Failure to appear-misdemeanor. Driving while license suspended. David E. Glidewell - Implied consent – Misdemeanor- Dismiss upon plea to DUI. Possession without prescription- Dismiss upon plea to DUIOpen container-Dismiss upon plea to DUI. Larry A. Mitchell - 8185 Hwy 64 West, Selmer, TN 38375- Assault- AttemptDismiss upon plea to other charge of disorderly conduct. Resist stop, arrest, search- Dismiss upon plea to other charge of disorderly conduct. Disorderly conduct- Fined $50+Cost. Supervised Probation until fines and cost paid. Larry A. Mitchell -

8185 Hwy 64 West, Selmer, TN 38375-Reckless Endangerment-no Weapon involved-Dismiss States motion to to not prosecute upon plea to other charge. William L. Cooksey -1288 Country Club Lane, Selmer, TN 38375-Driving while license revoked2nd subsequent- Fined $50+Cost. Sentenced to 12hrs. Supervised Probation until fines and cost paid. Not to drive in TN for 6 months. Vonny D. Nixon - Dee Moore Rd., Bethel Springs, TN 38315- Driving while license revoked-Fined $25 +cost. Sentenced to time served. Supervised probation until fines and cost paid. Not to drive in TN for 6 months. Matthew W. Rickman JR - 503 Wayne Elam Rd., Ramer, TN 38367- Driving while license suspendedDismiss on payment of cost. Defendant has valid license. Melissa G. Beckham -960 Hartland Lane, Sa-

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March 10 • Naylor Benefit Pageant The Naylor Benefit Pageant will be held Sunday March 10, 2013 at the Selmer Civic Center in Selmer. For more information please call: Brandie Tull at 731-6109688 or 731-439-6804.

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McNairy County Health Care Center Quartet By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor

Now, I love good gospel singing, so this week I had a real treat. We have our own quartet. Ms. Eva Farris had come to visit her brother George Burkeen as she does most days. Ms. Eva was a patient for several months, but was able to get well and return home, but every day she comes to visit her brother who is still a patient. Ms. Eva plays the piano so we soon had a quartet. I have had the pleasure of listening to one our residents sing before. Jimmy Kirby, who is a special person in every means of the word, had visited my church, Second Baptist, on several occasions and I knew he had a special voice. Christine Melvin, who is also a patient, loves to sing anything, especially good old Southern Gospel Music. So before you knew it we had a quartet. All I can say is the Blackwood Brothers better look out we may get us a bus and hit the road. I have often used the phrase Special Needs Child and I can assure you Jimmy is special. His family really encouraged him to look beyond his handicap and strive to

be all he could. Jimmy reads, loves music and has one of the sweetest spirits of anyone I know. After our special version of Victory in Jesus the staff and other residents were smiling and drying a few eyes and I promise you it had nothing to do with my singing ability. As Jimmy was walking down the hall to his room after his concert one of the nurses said, “you know there will be a special place in heaven for that little boy.” Ms. Bobbie I agree with you. My Bible says God inhabits the praise of his children, so I hope on this special day of Valentine when it should be all about that great word Love, that he was praised by some special folks. Jimmy, Christine and Eva did their very best to praise our savior. On a personal note: Thank You First Christian Church for making this day special. They brought Valentine gifts for every resident. There were lots of smile on this day and that my friend is a very special kind of love. There is Victory in Jesus as the song we sang tells you I am glad to be a small part of this great blessing of Victory. Until next time.

Ms. Eva Farris plays the piano while Jimmy, Dorothy and Christine sing good ole southern gospel songs.

Goodman helps improve the lives of Kenyan girls By Jeff York Contributor

The loving heart of a McNairy Central senior has carried God’s love to a group of 200 young girls in Kenya beginning last Friday. Meredith Goodman left last Wednesday for Kenya on a mission trip to carry washable sanitary products to the girls at a school in Kenya. This is the second mission trip for the teenager that attends Stantonville Church of Christ. Goodman, the daughter of David and Lisa Goodman, was inspired to do this mission of love by her older sister Lauren Pinkston. Lauren served for six weeks during the summer in the same area of Kenya on a mission trip. Her father will be going along with his daughter on the trip. “I’ve been a little uneasy about the trip, but I have been getting a lot of support this week from my church and my friends,” said Goodman. She explained that the many texts, tweets, letters and cards

have shown her that many people are behind her going on this 10day mission trip. The thoughtful young lady is

Meredith & David Goodman using her required senior project at McNairy Central to improve the lives of girls in another country. “It is hard to express how I feel

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about the trip because I feel that I’ve already got a bond with the girls in the school in Kenya,” she commented. While part of the motive for going on the trip is to improve the health of the girls, a bonus is the sanitary products will help cut down on the girls missing as much school as the boys. “I want them to be healthier, but I also want to help their education by keeping them from missing school as much as they do now,” said Goodman. The MCHS student helped to fund her trip by selling 250 “Help” T-shirts to classmates and other friends. She also received donations from people in her church. The members of Stantonville Church of Christ, Mt. Juliet Church of Christ and Church St. Church of Christ in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. helped her by sewing the products. The Kenyan girls will never forget the young girl from Selmer that came to show them the love of God.


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Adamsville dixie youth tryout dates, 5B

Davis Signs with Carson-Newman, 3B


Second half melt-down ends Bobcats’ season, see 4B

Independent Appeal

frustrating night for lady cards at oman arena, see 5B

Making McNairy County Sports headlines for more than 110 years

Volume 110, Number 40, Wednesday, February 20, 2013

B Section

Lady Cats District Runner-Up By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

The Lady Bobcats defeated FayetteWare and Chester County on their way to a runner up finish, which was culminated with a heart-breaking loss to Bolivar Central in the finals of this year’s district tournament last Monday.

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A free throw with less than one second remaining in the fourth quarter capped off a remarkable comeback that gave the Bolivar Lady Tigers their second consecutive District 14-AA Championship last Monday. “We had a really good defensive effort,” said Lady Bobcat head coach Jerry

Lott, “but we had too many turnovers in the fourth quarter and only made 10 of 22 free throws.” McNairy came out with a fire as they jumped to an early lead over the higherseeded Tigers. They took a 26-14 lead into half only to watch it slip away after the break. The Lady Bobcats will host their first round Region 8-AA match-up against the Lady Trojans of Dyersburg next Friday.

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The game started slow offensively for the Lady Cats, but they were able to get the Chester Co. team in foul trouble early and made numerous trips to the charity

See Lady Cats, 2B

Staff Photo by Rodney Murry

Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo

Ziporrah Woods goes up strong through the lane in the victory over Chester Co.

2012-2013 District 14-AA Runner-up McNairy Central Lady Bobcats, cheerleaders and managers.

School sports for special needs athletes By Stephanie Parsons Staff Writer

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, which protects equal access to educational opportunities, issued a new directive on Jan. 25, explaining the legal obligation each school district has to provide all students with the same opportunity to be a part of extracurricular activities. Each school district received a 13-page guidance book outlining the rights of students with disabilities. It also announced that schools must provide children with disabilities activities interacting alongside

their able bodied peers. The report noted that every public school must make “reasonable” changes to sports programs to accommodate students with special needs, who also have equal athletic ability. If the school district is unable to make certain changes to ensure the participation from these students, then the elective given by the Department of Education is to create an alternative sporting event or team to suit the needs of those with physical or mental disabilities. The Education Department does not require schools to implement any dramatic

changes to their sports or to forego any traditions. The main objective set forth by the Department of Education is to recognize that all children have the right to play sports and to be part of a team. No special treatment will be shown to a child that has special needs. There will be no student, with or without a disability, trying out for a school organized sport that will be guaranteed a place on a competitive team. Students’ involvement in extracurricular activities has shown important health and social benefits, and yet, special needs

Cardinals Region-bound By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

See special needs, 3B

MLB in Tennessee? By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Adamsville’s turn-around season was extended last Thursday with a win against Madison in the opening round of the District 15-A Tournament, but the Cards suffered a loss to Trinity Christian Academy in the semifinals at Middleton last Saturday. Despite the loss, the team is still alive in postseason play. Adamsville (16-11) took on tournament host Middleton last Tuesday after deadline and will move on to the Region 8-A Tournament to play either Booker T. Washington or Westwood, depending on Tuesday night’s outcomes. See our Facebook page for results.

Trinity Christian Adamsville

children thus far have been denied these experiences. There are no two people that are alike. The same holds true for children with disabilities, and special needs students benefit greatly from being involved in team sports and organizations. With the new regulations in place, no changes are being anticipated in the near future. Most education officials were not aware of this new extension of Title IX, and if they were no one had any ideas on how to integrate the children through sports and

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With the district championship up in the air following a Middleton loss to Riverside in the semifinals, Adamsville was unable to take advantage as TCA seized the opportunity to play for the title by downing the Cardinals by 22 points. Their previous two regular season meetings went down to the wire, but after the first quarter last Saturday night, there was no question which team wanted it more. Having been ranked in the Class A top 10 for the majority of the season, the Lions played like one of the best teams in the state as they forced numerous Cardinal errors in the first half. Adamsville took a three-point lead after a sloppy first quarter, but the Lions pounced on the Cards in the second. TCA suffocated AHS before the break, outscoring the Cardinals 22-9 in the period. In the third, it was more of the same from Trinity as the boys in purple and white increased their lead to 18 before the final quarter. Though the Cardinal offense awoke

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Lane Burcham leaves a handprint on the glass while getting the put-back to go for AHS. in the fourth, the team was unable to rise to the challenge of climbing out of such a large hole for a comeback. Tucker Campbell dropped 23 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead Adamsville in both categories. Lane Burcham reached double figures in scoring as well with 14 points.


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(AHS) Tucker Campbell: 23 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl;

Lane Burcham: 14 Pts, 5 Reb; Ross Burcham: 9 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Blk; Dakorea Dilworth: 6 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast; John Mark Pettit: 4 Pts, 2 Ast; Jack Majors: 2 Pts; Brandon White: 3 Reb

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From tip-off to finish, Adamsville was operating like a well-oiled machine when the Mustangs rode into town for the first

See Region Bound, 2B

Don’t let the headline get you all excited. This is not a column about a team on the verge of moving to the Volunteer State. It’s merely a question. But it’s a question worth asking. Why isn’t there a Major League Baseball team in Tennessee? Unfortunately, I cannot answer the question. All I have to offer is a few reasons why Tennesseans should be blessed with a professional baseball franchise. Do I think it’s something on our state’s horizon? No, but I certainly think it should be. Not to offend anyone’s delicate baseball-related sensibilities, but the constant banter between St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves fans during the unbearably humid Tennessee summers needs to cool off. It’s nauseating. I know our country has developed a self-entitlement complex, and there’s a large fraction of our society that is quick to point out a problem and not a solution, but in this case, in an attempt to negate the latter, our self-entitlement is the solution to our problem. We need a team; we deserve one. There’s a very good reason you don’t see a lot of St. Louis Rams and Blues hats around here, and for that same reason you don’t have to listen to your local sports talk radio hosts gab on about the Atlanta Falcons and Hawks. The reason being, Tennessee has professional teams to represent those sports. The state of Tennessee has nine minor league baseball teams. There are

See MLB, 3B


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round of the district tournament. The higher-seeded Cardinals forced Madison to grind out every second of every offensive possession, leaving the Mustangs too exhausted to rise up for a victory late in the game. “We came out all about defense,” said Cardinal head coach Nathaniel Root. “I knew once we started pressuring them,

they’d start turning it over and taking bad shots.” Root was right. The Cardinal pressure kept the Mustang shot attempts to a minimum through the first quarter as Adamsville began the game on a 20-3 run. Aiding the defensive effort, Adamsville’s offense was on point too as the Cardinals hit all six of their three-point attempts in the first half and took a 37-20 lead into halftime. The defense emerged again for Adamsville in the third. The Cardinals held the Mustangs to just four points as they extended their lead to 26 by the time the fourth quarter rolled around. Senior John Mark Pettit and junior Lane Burcham both scored 13 points to lead Adamsville in scoring. “We hadn’t played in about six days,” said Root, “so it was good for us to come in here and knock the rust off against a good team.”


Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Brandon White drops a floater over the Mustang defense last Thursday.

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(AHS) Lane Burcham: 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; John Mark Pettit: 13 Pts, 2 Ast; Tucker Campbell: 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast; Ross Burcham: 8 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Blk; Brandon White: 7 Pts; Jake Miller: 4 Pts, Jack Majors: 2 Pts, 3 Reb; Dakorea Dilworth: 2 Pts; Tyler Hammock: 2 Pts; Des Whitley: 1 Pts, 2 Reb; Hunter Reid: 1 Pts

Barnes ends prolific career at MCHS

stripe. McNairy tightened the defense down late in the second quarter and went in to the half up on the home team 28-12. In the second half, Brianna Phelps and the Bobcat offense stayed consistent putting points on the board. Meanwhile on the other side of the court, the Lady Cats were shutting down the Lady Eagles’ offense. After taking a 15 point lead into the fourth quarter, McNairy focused in and brought home their trip to the district finals. “This was a big win because it not only puts us in the district finals Monday night,” said head coach Jerry Lott, “but [it] also ensures us a home game Friday night in the first round of the region tournament.”


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(MCHS) Brianna Phelps: 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast; Ziporrah Woods: 12 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast; Porsha Chappell: 8 Pts, 1 Reb; BreAnna Burge: 7 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast; Mikaela Rowland: 5 Pts, 3 Reb; Mallorie Sweat: 4 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast; Haven Phelps: 2 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

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The Lady Bobcats started their district tournament run by hosting Fayette-Ware last Tuesday. The girls got off to a bit of a slow start, but carrying a one point lead into the second quarter the offense got rolling. McNairy used their combination of speed and pressure defense to slowly force the Lady Wildcats into submission. After taking a 26-19 lead into halftime the Lady Cats continued to roll and put up their best two quarters in the second half, whipping the Wildcats 78-39.


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(MCHS) Brianna Phelps: 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast; Mallorie Sweat: 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast; Mikaela Rowland: 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast; Haven Phelps: 10 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast; Kaitlyn West: 10 Pts, 1 Reb; Zipporah Woods: 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast; BreAnna Burge: 6 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast; Porsha Chappell: 6 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast

By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo

CJ Barnes skies for the dunk in the season ending loss to the Wildcats of FayetteWare (See 4B). Barnes led the Bobcats in scoring with 23 points in the contest.

Senior CJ Barnes played his final game as a Bobcat last Thursday night when the team lost in the first round of the District 14AA Tournament to the Fayette-Ware Wildcats. Barnes capped off his extraordinary career with 23 points in the contest, giving him a total of 1,370 for his career. Barnes became a member of the elite 1000-Point Club at MCHS earlier this season. He was able to add to his total by surpassing the 520 points he scored last year by 41 points. Barnes, with little doubt, will go into the record books at McNairy Central and be a fixture there for years to come, not only because of his scoring but because of his dedication and leadership he brought to the Bobcats. “When I think back on my career at McNairy Central, I feel like I completed my mission of improving enough to play at the next level. Upon arriving at Central, til our last game this season, I feel I have set a higher mark for the players who step up after me to reach,” Barnes said. “It takes much hard work and dedication to improve greatly, and I think I have accomplished that.”

Staff Photo by Rodney Murry

Lady Bobcats Ziporrah Woods, Mallorie Sweat, and Mikaela Rowland are honored with All-District awards, while Porsha Chappell, Brianna Phelps and BreAnna Burge were honored with All-Tournament awards.

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District Tournament Brackets Dist. 15-A Girls

4) Riverside


5) TCA


3) Madison


6) Adamsville


2) Middleton


7) Sacred Heart 25

4) Riverside


Championship 4) Riverside

1) Scotts Hill


3) Madison


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2) Middleton 2) Middleton

Dist. 14-AA Girls



3) Madison



8) JCM


4) Lexington


5) South Side


2) McNairy


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Consolation 1) Scotts Hill

1) Bolivar

3) Chester Co.


6) Liberty


1) Bolivar

5) Scotts Hill

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3) Adamsville


6) Madison


2) TCA


7) Sacred Heart 24

4) Riverside


5) South Side


3) Adamsville


1) Bolivar 2) McNairy



2) McNairy 3) Chester Co. 39

1) South Side


8) Chester Co.


4) Bolivar


5) Lexington


2) Liberty


7) JCM


6) McNairy


1) South Side

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only three other states in the union with more minor league franchises: New York (11), California (12), and Florida (14). Guess what? Those three states combine to house nine MLB franchises. Are we not good enough for one? Here’s an idea to take my solution one step further than just requesting a team and forcing the League to spread the wealth. I’ll offer a trade. Why don’t we give Al Gore to Florida in exchange for the Miami Marlins? Seems like a fair deal. We’ve got no use for Gore, and people in Miami couldn’t care less about the Marlins. It’s a perfect fit. You know at least half of Florida will agree. They nearly loved him enough to get him elected. That brings me to my next point: love. We love our teams here. So much so that it, too, is almost nauseating, but I’d still rather hear about the Titans than I would about the Braves any day of the week. Has this state not proven itself when it comes to supporting the professional teams we do have? Just look at the numbers and it’s obvious.. I’m pretty sure half the state’s population is completely oblivious when it comes to hockey, but the Predators have seen steady growth in attendance since moving to Nashville. And coming out of the gate this season, the Memphis Grizzlies are ranked 14th among NBA teams for total attendance. Just wait and see how rabid ticket lines will be when the playoff time encroaches. It’s amazing, but our teams don’t even have to be that good for us to go watch. The 6-10 Tennessee Titans ranked 14th in average attendance in the NFL last season, which outranked the likes of New England, Seattle, Indianapolis,

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competitions. The isolation that these young people endure goes far beyond their exclusion in sports and clubs. Interaction with their fellow students outside of special needs class is very limited. Linda Taylor, Special Needs Athletics Organizer in Selmer, revealed to the Independent Appeal that the students in the special needs program in most of the state spend a very limited amount of time getting any kind of exercise at the school. Sadly, classes are over-filled and understaffed. Because the school system offers no outlet for these children to be a part of a team or compete in a sport of some kind, it is necessary for

Consolation 3) Chester Co. 47 42

3) Chester Co.


Championship 1) South Side

4) Bolivar


2) Liberty

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3) Fayette-Ware 67

1) Middleton



5) South Side

3) Fayette-Ware 93

Consolation 3) Adamsville

Special Needs


Dist. 14-AA Boys

2) TCA 2) TCA



3) Madison

4) Riverside 1) Middleton

Championship 1) Bolivar

Dist. 15-A Boys 4) Riverside


Consolation 3) Fayette-Ware 4) Bolivar

Cincinnati and Minnesota – all of which were playoff teams. So, send us you terrible team and we’ll root for it. If any franchise in baseball is even remotely close to being terrible and unsupported enough to move, it has to be the Marlins. I think Tennessee would make a good home for those fish, despite our lack of salt water. Don’t worry about the name. We’ll either change it or just ignore the fact that we don’t have Marlins ‘round these parts. Just ask the Titans and Grizzlies, formerly known as the Oilers and, well...Grizzlies. The reason I pinned the Marlins franchise as a potential Tennessee resident is the fact that, unlike the Grizzlies, Predators and Titans, the Marlins are simply not supported in their region, even though a brand new, state-of-the-art stadium was constructed last year in an attempt to save the fan base. Excluding last season because of the newly built ballpark, the Marlins were in the bottom-three of the league in attendance for the better part of a decade. I can’t really blame those folks either. I mean, if you lived on South Beach, surrounded by white sand and beautiful tans, would you spend your summers watching baseball? Fortunately for us, we have no milky white beaches, and our sun tans are usually that of the farmer’s persuasion. We won’t be distracted, so any major league franchise would thrive annually from April to October in this state. We’re just simple folks that enjoy a simple game – one that on the professional level we’ve been deprived of since the dawn of the sport. (This column is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Independent Appeal or its owner.)

the parents and volunteers to organize events so kids with special needs can also have competitive sporting events. To be a part of something bigger than one’s self is an integral part of building character and growing as an individual. To deny anyone that right is an injustice that no school should allow. Funding for these changes and any other sports created to accommodate those with learning and physical differences will continue to be provided by the federal government. Failure to comply with the guidelines given by the Education Department’s Civil Rights office could cause a temporary loss in monetary provisions. The new guidance does not give a certain deadline for when these changes should be in effect. Like everybody else, people with disabilities are individuals as well and have needs, and the response to them

needs to be the same. Adamsville High School basketball head coach, Nathaniel Root, was not aware of the new directive but stated that as a coach and an athlete, as long as the person had ability and drive, any obstacle could be surpassed. When asked if he has any suggestions on how he would communicate with a player on his team who was hearing impaired, he answered very quickly with a simple response, “hand signals and a pen and paper.” As Root went on about athletics and disabilities, he made it clear that if people would try to be more patient and understanding of each other and their differences, not that many changes would be required to give students with disabilities an opportunity to play any sport.

Davis signs with Carson-Newman

sports Briefs MBA Practice Schedule McNairy Basketball Association will have practices this Thursday at McNairy Central High School and Selmer Middle School. If you have not yet signed up, this practice will be the last opportunity to do so. Boys @ MCHS - 5th-6th Grade: 6 p.m.; Boys 7th-8th Grade: 7:30 p.m.; Girls @ SMS - 5th-8th Grade: 6 p.m. St. Jude 5K Run in Memory of Molly Burns On Feb. 23, there will be a 5K run benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The run will begin at the Selmer City Park with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. and the run at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $10 for 11 years old to adult and $5 for 10 years and under with all proceeds benefiting the hospital. If you have a child or loved one who has been a patient of St. Jude, you are encouraged to bring their photography as there will be a table of honor and memory set up for this. Donations will also be accepted. Please come out and support this very worthy cause. If you have questions, please contact Vonda or Kyle Burns at (731) 610-6580. SNA Basketball It’s time for Special Needs Athletics Basketball in Selmer. The first game will be Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. All games will be played on Monday nights at 6:30 p..m. At the Selmer Community Center (230 N. 5th Street). Games will run for six weeks, and the last game will be played on April 8. Signup forms can be picked up and turned in at the community center. Anyone planning on participating will need to have their forms turned in no later than Feb. 15 in order to get a team shirt. Athletes signing up after Feb. 15 will till be allowed to play, but they will not have a shirt. For more information, contact (731) 6107557. Everyone is invited to come out and support these incredible athletes, and volunteers are always welcome. Adamsville Dixie Youth Baseball Dixie Youth signups for Adamsville baseball and softball will began on Feb. 16. Signups will run through the last week of March, and registration forms should be turned in at Adamsville City Hall. For more information, contact Bubba Martin at (731) 610-2093. Adamsville Spring Soccer Adamsville Parks and Recreation Department has announced the Adamsville Youth Soccer spring season signup dates. Signups deadline is March 1, and all forms must be turned in at Adamsville City Hall. The cost to register is $30. Each team is guaranteed six games. Games begin on March 11 and will run through March 29. All games will be played during the week. There will be no Saturday games. For more information, contact Bubba Martin at (731) 610-2093 or Ted Hughes at (731) 926-5675. Spring Sports Signups Selmer Park and Recreation has released its spring sports signups. Soccer – Ages: 3-14, Cost: $40, Signup Deadline: March 15; Girls Softball – Ages: 4-12, Cost: $40, Signup Deadline: March 29; Boys Baseball – Ages 13-14, Cost $40, Signup Deadline: March 29. For more information, contact Sybil Dancer at (731) 610-3444. 2013 Sportsman’s Banquet Get ready for a night of fun for the whole family at the 2013 Sportsman’s Banquet. The banquet takes place on Feb. 23 from 12-8 p.m. at the McNairy Central and McNairy County Fair Grounds. All proceeds from the banquet will go to benefit the Lauren King Ministries and Ronald McDonald House. There will be door prizes, drawings, refreshments, and entertainment in the form of a skeet shoot, archery and rock climbing wall. For more information, contact Steve at (731) 6102820 or Chris at (901) 826-0923.

Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo

McNairy Central Bobcat Kooper Davis signs with the Carson-Newman Eagles on a football scholarship last Friday. Davis will be playing on the offensive line for the Eagles and is accompanied at the signing by his parents Luther and Michelle Davis. Also present were MCHS coaches Scott Akin, Brandon Alldredge, and head coach Charlie Dampeer. Dampeer said that Davis was a player that really lives for the game and is a great example of leadership. He believes that Davis is someone that can play and contribute at the next level. Carson-Newman College is a Baptist liberal arts school located in Jefferson City, Tenn., roughly 30 miles east of Knoxville.

AES 5K Cardinal Strut The 1st annual Adamsville Elementary 5K Cardinal Strut will be held on March 16. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the race will begin at 9 a.m. Prior to race day, one may register online at or contact Kelly Smith at (731) 2347648. The cost to pre-register is $20. Registering at the race will cost $25.


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Bobcats finish season, bid farewell to six seniors By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

The Bobcats traveled to Fayette-Ware last Thursday for the round one match-up in the 15AA District Tournament.

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The Bobcats, who came into the game as underdogs, got off to a good start early and set the pace. Although McNairy was outscored in the first quarter by a score of 19-18, the Bobcats led the entire quarter until the lead was taken on a buzzerbeater. CJ Barnes and Stuart Littlejohn were

once again the catalyst that got the Cats going. The two combined for a total of 37 points and led much of the offensive attack through the second quarter. McNairy was able to go into halftime with a one point lead over the favored Wildcats. “We played really well in the first half, limiting our turnovers and keeping them off the offensive glass,” said Bobcat head coach Steve Forsythe. Like it has so often this season, trouble found the Bobcats in the third quarter. After several turnovers and missed opportunities the Wildcats were able to pull away from the Cats and build a sizable lead. “We didn’t play well in the third,” said Forsythe. “[We] turned it over five times in a row, and they scored on all of those and we never recovered. The guys played hard. We just didn’t play well in the second half. They have a fast and big team, and their pressure was the difference in the game.” After hugs for the Seniors and the younger guys beginning to get some experience, the Bobcats said their goodbyes and finished off their final game of the season with a 93-62 loss to the Wildcats. “We lose Tyler Crowe, Revosea Richardson, Corbin Kennedy, Lane Brewer, Stuart Littlejohn, and CJ Barnes to graduation this year,” said Forysthe. “These young men are not just basketball players, they are exceptional gentlemen off the court. We are going to miss them.”


Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo

Reginald McNeal finishes with the finger roll, as the drives the lane in the loss to Fayette-Ware.

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(MCHS) CJ Barnes: 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast; Stuart Littlejohn: 14 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast; Elijah Sanders: 9 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast; Reginald McNeal: 6 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Jonathan Nixon: 5 Pts, 2 Ast; Elijah Bond: 3 Pts, 1 Reb; Corbin Kennedy: 2 Pts

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Stuart Littlejohn sinks the three late in the first half in the Bobcats’ loss to FayetteWare.


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Adamsville Dixie Youth Tryout Dates

Season ends with loss to Madison By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

The Lady Cardinals tasted defeat at the hands of Madison Academic Magnet High School twice after the regular season ended last year. Their fate this time around was no different when Adamsville suffered a season-ending loss to the Lady Mustangs at Oman Arena in Jackson, Tenn. on Feb. 12.

Madison Adamsville

Submitted Report Contributor

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Adamsville Dixie Youth will be taking signups for baseball and softball from now through the tryout dates. There will also be a coaches meeting Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m. at the Adamsville Public Works building. Anyone interested in coaching baseball or softball must attend this meeting.

The magic that carried the Lady Cards to the Class A Sectionals last season was nowhere to be found as the Lady Mustangs left Adamsville in the dust in the opening round of the District 15-A Tournament. Three of the four quarters were played exceptionally well by AHS, but missed opportunities and turnovers before halftime cost the Lady Cards their chance to advance. “We had a turnover or two, and then we missed a wide-open layup or two. Against teams like Madison, you can’t make those mistakes,” said Lady Cardinal head coach Kevin McClain. “Against great teams, if you mess up on two or three things, you’re going to get beat quick.” Trailing by just one as they entered the second quarter, the Lady Cards looked as if they were going to carry Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander their momentum to the finish line. Following a 13-1 run four minutes later, Adamsville appeared to be out of gas. Simone Wilson has a career night for AHS, recording a Madison’s Cayla Sheets and Jasmine Washington ha- double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds against rassed Lady Cardinal ball handlers and capitalized with Madison. points in transition while the Mustangs mounted a 39-23 In her final game as an Adamsville basketball player, lead by halftime. Sheets and Washington combined for Simone Wilson had a night to remember. The senior fin42 points against Adamsville. Despite being outscored by no more than three points ished with a career-high 15 points and 11 rebounds. She in any other quarter, the deficit created by the Mustang was matched by fellow senior Ralanda Lloyd, who also attack before the break was insurmountable for the Lady finished with 15 points. “Our seniors have come a long way,” said McClain. Cards. “For the past three or four years, they’ve been with Coach [Todd] McGee, and they’ve played a zone defense. They’ve come in and learned man-to-man, and they’ve done a really good job at practice. They practice their tails off every day. It’s just that sometimes in the games, we just didn’t do the things we needed to do to pull out the wins. Being my first group of seniors, this is a special bunch of girls. I’m proud of what they’ve accomplished, and I wish them all the best in the future.” Adamsville (11-13) said goodbye to seven seniors following the loss to Madison, but the future is bright for the Lady Cards. “The rebuilding process starts next year,” said McClain. “We’re going to have three seniors and two or three juniors, so we’re going to be really young at most positions...I feel pretty confident. I don’t know about wins and losses, but if they come in and play and practice the way they did this year, we’ll be just fine.”


Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

Keantinez Lloyd tries to slow the Madison attack as the Lady Cards stare down a large second half deficit.


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Tryout Dates (Baseball): 5-6 Majors: March 7 – 6 p.m. (Field 1) 7-8 Boys: March 7 – 7 p.m. (Field 1) 9-10 Boys: March 8 – 6 p.m. (Field 1) 11-12 Boys: March 8 – 7:30 p.m. (Field 1) 13-14 Boys: March 12 – 6 p.m. (Field 3) Tryout Dates (Softball): 7-8 Girls: March 11 – 5:30 p.m. (Field 2) 9-10 Girls: March 11 – 6:30 p.m. (Field 2) 11-12 Girls: March 11 – 7:30 p.m. (Field 2)

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(AHS) Simone Wilson: 15 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl; Ralanda Lloyd: 15 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl; Robin Moore: 7 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl; Bailey Wicker: 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Ali Gean: 3 Pts, 3 Reb; Keantinez Lloyd: 3 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast; Shakeema Dilworth: 2 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Taylor Hutton: 2 Pts, 2 Reb; Karly Napier: 2 Pts, 1 Stl; Alli Pettit: 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Makena Parrish: 2 Reb; Bethany Johnson: 1 Ast, 2 Stl; Anna Johnson: 1 Stl

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Those interested in joining Adamsville Dixie Youth Baseball or Softball are encouraged to sign up before tryouts.

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. Daniel Holt 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. Stephen Davison, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Chapel Hill Baptist 6371 Vernie Kirk Rd., Pocahontas Bro. Frank Bell, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. • Wed.: 7:00 p.m. Chewalla Baptist Church 190 Chewalla St., Ramer Richard Doyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Clear Creek Baptist Church 1728 Lawton Rd., Selmer Chuck Castles, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 8:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church 6515 Hwy 57 East, Michie, TN 38357 Pastor: K. Brian Rainey Music & Youth Director: Cameron Miller Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7:00 p.m. Cypress Creek First Baptist Church 14 Falcon St., Selmer Pastor: Clifford E. Wynn, Jr. (731) 645-8094 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sun. 10:15 a.m. Corporate Prayer Service: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m. Eastview Baptist Church Hwy. 45 S., Eastview, TN Rob Burnes, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m.

Falcon Baptist Church 777 Falcon Rd., Selmer 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.

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.

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 School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Spr. Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy, TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Pleasant Site Baptist Church 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Ramer Baptist Church 3899 Hwy. 57 West, Ramer James Young, Pastor Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. 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 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 Piney Grove Church of God 888 Rose Creek Rd., Selmer Aaron Moss, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy: Church of God of Prophecy Hwy. 22 N., Adamsville Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Church of God of Prophecy 1642 Curtis Hill Church Rd., Bethel Springs Richard Horner, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 3886 Main St., Bethel Springs James Lawson, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Michie Church of God of Prophecy 6681 Hwy. 57 East, Michie Roy Bennett, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.

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. Stantonville United Methodist Church 8351 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN David Harstin, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.

Cumberland Presbyterian:

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.

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.

Union Grove United Methodist Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday School: 10:20 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:20 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study: 6 p.m.

Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

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

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.

Pentecostal: Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 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. Seventh-Day Adventist: Bethel Springs Seventh Day Adventist 4352 Main St., Bethel Springs John Johnston, Pastor Saturday Worship: 9 a.m. Sabbath School: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Other/Non-Denominational: A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 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.

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. Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Paul Henley, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 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. 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 Family Worship Center Bethel Springs 54 Pentecostal Ave. United Pentecostal Milledgeville, TN 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs FaithPointe Church Phone 731-434-1002 Jeff Young, Pastor 440 Hwy. 64 East, Adamsville Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Mike Sweeney, Pastor Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Highway 57 West Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Night 6:00 p.m. Ramer, TN Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Thursday night 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Albert Brown First United Wednesday Nights: 7:00 p.m. Pastors, Paul and Bonnie Young Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Pentecostal Eastview Phone 731-632-4999 Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. 7810 Hwy 45 S., Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Methodist: Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Fellowship Church Monday: 7 p.m. 142 South Y Shopping Center Adamsville First Wednesday: 7:15 p.m. Selmer, Tennessee United Methodist Wednesday - 7 p.m. 225 E Main St., Adamsville The Sanctuary of MPC Sunday - 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Toni Watson 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville For info call 731-434-0097 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Gateway Holiness Chapel Jim Barber, Pastor 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Michael Price, Pastor Sunday: 2 p.m. First United Methodist Church Thursday: 7 p.m. P.O. Box 265, Selmer Rev. Terry Presson Pastor 1318 Poplar (Hwy. 64) • Selmer, TN 38375 Presbyterian: Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Telephone: 731-645-4188 Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Bethel Springs Wednesday: Supper 6:15 p.m. & Studies Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Presbyterian Church 7 p.m. 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Hickory Flatt United Methodist Church Rev. Gary Anderson Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Puron Rd., Hickory Flatt Dick Humphrey, Pastor Bethesda Presbyterian Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Church Worship - 10:15 a.m. 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor Lebanon United Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. • Sat. 7 a.m.-11 a.m. - Corinth only Sunday School: 10 a.m. Methodist Church Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. 250 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Stephen Webb, Pastor First Presbyterian Church USA Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. 800 Poplar Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 11 a.m. Dr. James Jones, Pastor Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. New Hope United Methodist Church Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Sticine Road • Michie, TN Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Mount Sharon Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Presbyterian Church Wed. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. SELMER - FINGER - SAVANNAH 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville David Harstin, Pastor TENNESSEE Sunday School: 10 a.m. Member FDIC Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.


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Wednesday, FEBRUARY 20, 2013

Templeton donates $2,500 to AJSHS, MSCHS FFA

School menus Elementary Breakfast

Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten

McNairy County farmer and Tennessee Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton makes a $2,500 donation to the Adamsville Jr./Sr High School Future Farmers of America as FFA advisors Jeff Lipford and Jason Carman and some FFA members look on. Templeton won the Monsanto Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities Award and chose to donate the money to the AJSHS and the McNairy Central High School chapters of FFA.

Feb. 20 Sausage Bagel Pizza or Yogurt Parfait, Choice of Juice , Choice of Milk. Feb. 21  Biscuit & Peppered Gravy, Cereals, Variety, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk. Feb. 22  Breakfast Bites, Cereals, Variety, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk. Feb. 25  Pancake/Sausage Stick, Cereals, Variety, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Feb. 26  Biscuit & Chocolate Gravy, Cereals, Variety, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Elementary Lunch

Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten

McNairy County farmer and Tennessee Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton makes a $2,500 donation to the McNairy Central High School Future Farmers of America as FFA advisors Rod Barnes and Kyle Evans and a couple of FFA members look on. Templeton won the Monsanto Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities Award and chose to donate the money to MCHS and the Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School chapters of FFA.

Pre-K, Kindergarten registration on the horizon Pre-K registration has been scheduled at the following schools for the week of March 4-8th, 2013: • Adamsville Elementary • Bethel Springs Elementary • Michie Elementary • Ramer Elementary • Selmer Elementary • Pilot Pre-K A child must be 4 years of age on or before Aug. 31, 2013 in order to enter Pre-K. Applications are available in the school office. Children may be registered without the following information, but eligibility cannot be determined without the proofs of residency and income. • Certified copy of birth certificate • Copy of immunization record from Health Department • Copy of physical examination (Doctor’s signature required) • Copy of social security card • Two (2) proofs of residency (ex. Utility, phone or other bills)

• One proof of Family income (ex. 1040 Income Tax Form, Current W-2 form, check stub or food stamp number- Must have case # to qualify) • Any custodial documentation pertinent to the child. Criteria for Pre-K Programs: • Transportation must be provided by parent/guardian for entire year • Child must live in McNairy County • Length of school day is 8:15a.m.2:30p.m. • Students not eligible to attend the Project Enrich after school program • Family income is used to help determine eligibility Kindergarten registration is scheduled for the week of March 4-8, 2013. Effective Oct. 1, 2012, a child must be five years of age on or before Aug. 31 for the 2013-2014 school year, or on or before Aug. 15, for all school years thereafter. In order for a child to enter school in August of 2013, the parents shall provide the following information to the school: • A certified copy of the birth certifi-

cate of the child • A copy of the child’s immunization record supplied by the Health Department • A copy of a physical examination for the child • The child’s social security number • Two proofs of residence • Any custodial documentation pertinent to the child. Children may be registered during the week off March 4 without the information listed above; however, they will not be admitted to school until all registration documents have been submitted. Children who participate in an LEA-administered pre-kindergarten program during the 2013-2014 or 20142015 school years respectively. No child shall be eligible to enter the first grade without having attended an approved Kindergarten program meeting the requirements outlined by the Tennessee State Board of Education and the Tennessee Department of Education.

Feb. 20 Cheeseburger or Chicken Tetrazzini/Roll, French Fries, Whole Kernel Corn, Garden Salad, Diced Strawberry Cups, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk. Feb. 21 Breaded Chicken Sandwich or Ravioli Casserole/Roll, Tiny Whole Potatoes, Broccoli/ Cheese Sauce, Garden Salad, Mandarin Oranges, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Feb. 22 Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza or Chicken Fajita Wrap, French Fries, Refried Beans, Garden Salad, Blushing, Pears, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Feb. 23 Chicken Rings/Roll or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Fluffy Whipped Potatoes, Black Eye Peas, Garden Salad, Mixed Fruit, Choice of Juice, Choice

of Milk. Feb. 26 Pepperoni Wedge Pizza or Dixie Crunch Fish/ Hushpuppies, French Fries, White Beans, Garden Salad, Blushing Pears, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk. High School Lunch Feb. 20  Pizza or Spaghetti/ Breadstick or Spicy Chicken Sandwich, French Fries, Tiny Whole Potatoes, Green Peas, Garden Salad, Baked Apples, Fresh Fruit, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Feb. 21  Chicken Quesadilla or BBQ Sandwich or Mini Corn Dogs, French Fries, Baked Beans, Creamy Cole Slaw, Garden Salad, Diced Strawberry Cups, Fresh Fruit, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Feb. 22  Pizza or Cheeseburger or Soft Shell Taco, French Fries, Whole Kernel Corn, Pinto Beans, Garden Salad, Pineapple Chunks, Fresh Fruit, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Feb. 25  Pizza or Chicken Nuggets/Roll or Crispito/ Cheese Sauce, French Fries, Cheesy Potatoes, Lima Beans, Garden Salad, Blushing Pears, Fresh Fruit, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Feb. 26  Pizza or Steak & Gravy/ Roll or Grilled Chicken Sandwich, French Fries, Fluffy Whipped Potatoes, Green Beans, Garden Salad, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk. 

AHS announces 2012-2013 Who’s Who

Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School Honor Roll, Principal’s List Honor Roll Seniors Aven, Mikaila Axley, Amber Brasher, Quinten Congiardo, Darby Day, Bridgett Elrod, Blake Frazier, Dalton Hanks, Aranda Hutton, Taylor Jackson, Samantha Killingsworth, Seth Lusk, Jonah Meek, Lauren Milford, Daniel Plunk, Bobby Plunk, Dustin Prather, Elijah Pyron, Brandon Robinson, Mia Scott, Toni Warshaw, Josh Wicker, Bailey Woolworth, Zach

Clausel, Dylan Cline, Cameron Durbin, Shiloh Edge, William Gean, Ali Harville, Kerby Hill, Makayla Howell, Morgana Kanavel, Christian Lambert, Anderson Lambertus, Shianne Linam, Mary Mack, Matthew Martin, Zachary McCammon, Brooke Niukkanen, Ashley Russell, Dakota Smarsh, Allison Stanford, Tasha Woods, Alexis Wright, Kanesha

Juniors Baker, Nicholas Boone, Amber Carroll, Brittany Cooper, Anna Crain, Britney Davis, Amber Dilworth, Shakeema Edmondson, Hayley Griffin, Trevor Johnson, Anna Kilburn, Nicholas Lard, Justin McKenzie, Ezra Sanders, Shellby Soto, Samantha Trumble, Anthony Tucker, Trey Walker, Caitlyn

Freshmen Ayra, Candace Blakney, Kenly Bridges, Jessica Collins, Sarah Davila, Corina Dickerson, Kendall Ganus, Ethan Gray, Chancy Hanks, James Hill, Kelsey Isbell, Hannah Johnson, Bethany Patel, Rajan Prather, Shelbie Reid, Hunter Ritchie, Destiny Ruth, Cannon Salvucci, Rhiannon Seaton, Alex Wallin, Jacob Ward, Brianna Wickersheim, Brittney Woolworth, Molly

Sophomores Austin, Rachel Bernier, Brandon Busse, Shadden Campbell, Tucker

Eight-Grade Brown, Spencer Crowe, Megan Curtis, Breanna Henson, Eric

Jones, Allissa Jones, Trevor Linam, William Meeks, Cody Naron, Emily Salvucci, Kyla Smith, Laken Stewart, Mykayla Taylor, Dustin Wilkins, Jamie

Majors, Jack Martin, Andrea Martin, Kelsey Prather, Justin Prather, Olivia Price, John Rhodes, Tabitha Shambeau, Cassidy Williams, Colton Wright, Olivia

Seventh-Grade Adams, Jayden Bishop, Seth Carroll, Kylie Cherry, Tucker Elwell, Thomas Gibbs, Tyler Nowicki, Jonathan Pettit, Laura Price, Kieana Scudder, Sydney Sisk, John Stanfill, Rachel

Sophomores Caldwell, Madison Edwards, Kara Edwards, Katlin Fisher, Rachel Hancock, Summer Johnston, Dylan Liddy, Tanner Parmely, Bradly Parrish, Makena Ragan, Shelby Ross, Destini Ruth, Cassidy Sellers, Dakota Smith, Ty Surratt, Peyton Thomas, Megan

Principal’s List Seniors Churchwell, Elisabeth Day, Jeremy Edge, Toni Forsythe, Amron Gaffney, Justin Littlejohn, Bryan Lunsford, Josh McCall, Alaina Reece, Hayden Searcy, Steven Shelton, Anna Shukwit, Amber Skinner, Nathan Stanford, Eric Juniors Axley, Alanna Boyd, Darby Dowdell, Kelsie Frazier, Bethany Gray, Caroline Jackson, Lucy Johnson, Olivia Lambert, Brianna

Freshmen Anderson, Colby Bond, William Chambers, Shane Chandler, Grayson Chrestman, Ben Collins, Mikinze Crum, Haylie Davis, Parker Hancock, Jacob Howie, Mitchell Hurst, Hanna Johnson, Tristin Keeton, Joseph Keymon, Makaila Lunsford, Abbie Lynch, Madelynn Martin, Noah Mast, Payton Moore, Kaitlyn Moore, Robin Morris, Gabby Mullis, Olivia

Nowicki, Robert Ratliff, Hannah Schoonover, Josh Smith, Benjamin Surratt, Victoria Sweat, Dylan Wallis, Noah Weaver, Emily Whitley, Lauren Wilder, Taylor Eighth-Grade Ayra, Harian Barnes, Dreyton Baughn, Anna Boyd, Delana Davila, Chandler Fuller, Jacob Grisham, Danea Jaggars, Brittany Johnson, Vanessa Liddy, Quinn Luna, Tyler Mack, Emily Milford, Roxie Niukkanen, Cassidy Patel, Neil Redmon, Macy Stutts, Lori Thomas, Natalie Seventh-Grade Austin, Braden Bernier, Brooke Burns, Emily Durrance, Abbey Elrod, Sarah Fuller, Elizabeth Hancock, Woodson Harwell, Makenna Lambert, Kayla Milford, William Russell, Hannah Schoonover, Zack Shoate, Sarah Surratt, Lillian Sweeney, Ryan Teague, Caitlyn Walker, Madisson

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AHS 2012-2013 Mr. AHS Jonah Lusk and Miss AHS Elisabeth Churchwell. Senior Class Sweetheart and Beau - Mikaila Aven and Josh Lunsford Most Beautiful and Most Handsome - Alli Culver and Hayden Reece Teacher’s Pet - Dylan Gattis and Amber Shukwit Best Dressed - Dustin Plunk and Mollie Lacey Most Musical - Zach Woolworth and Darby Congiardo Most Spirited - Jonathan McDonald and Darby Culver Class Clowns - Austin Stewart and Brooke Johnson Most Accomplished Bryan Littlejohn and Amron Forsythe Most Athletic - John Reed Odom and Simone Wilson Most Unforgettable Luke Robbins and Sarah Whitley

Most Artistic - Warren Strikland and Courtney Lobb Best All Around - Dalton Plunk and Lauren Meek Biggest Flirt - Kirby Brush and Faith Sampey Most Unique - Dallas Nelms and Karen Moore Best Personality - Seth Killingsworth and Mai Robinson Most Outspoken Steven Searcy and Bailey Wolfe Most Changed Since Freshman Year - Brandon White, Alaina McCall and Aranda Hanks Most Likely to Become Famous - Trevor Smith and Mary Elizabeth Shirley Most Laid Back - Eric Stanford and Allison Howard Most Studious - Josh Warshaw and Anna Shelton


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Real estate 101 - for sale SALE - SALE - SALE: Model Displays Must Go New Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 bath homes starting at $43,500. Single sections start at $29,500. Clayton Homes, Hwy 72 West, Corinth, MS - 1/4 mile past Magnolia Hospital. (TF) Government backed loans available for manufactured homes 2,3,4 & 5 bedrooms available. Call 731-968-4937. (39,40) Apply by phone for financing on new singlewide or doublewide Clayton Homes of Lexington, TN 731-968-4937.(39,40) New 4 bedroom & 2bath doublewide $48,995. Call Jock 731-234-3029. (39,40,41) New Southern Energy 3 bedroom & 2 bath doublewide financing available WAC $37,995. call Jock 731-2343029. (39,40,41) New 5 bedroom & 3 bath doublewide $64,995. Call Jock 731-234-3029. (39,40,41)

102 - for rent KENNETH SWEAT Rental: Committed to providing safe & affordable family friendly homes 1,2, & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses, trailers, & houses. NO pets!! NO Crack/Party Houses!! Ref & deposit required. (731) 610-0807, (731) 645-3130. (TF) ALEXANDER APARTMENTS: Savannah & Adamsville: 1 & 2 Bdrm. apartments and townhouses starting from $275 up to $375 per month. Move in special for the month of February. First months rent plus $100 deposit. Call Earl at 731-926-0507 or Joan at 731607-3497.(37,38,39,40,41) ECONOMY INN Motel: Low weekly rates. Free wireless internet, microwave & refrigerator. (731) 645-6155. (TF) Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731-610-2877 or 731645-5288. (TF) For lease: 3 bdrm. 2 bath house in Selmer. $525.00 month & $525.00 deposit. Call 645-3220 or 439-6781. (TF) 3 bedroom 1 bath on 208 Adam's Street in Selmer. $350 a month and $200 deposit. Call 901-849-2755(40) Duplex - 2 bedroom 1 bath on Coleman Lane $350 plus Deposit. No Pets. Call 6106614. (39,40) Trailer - 2 bedroom 1 bath on Ramer-Selmer Rd. No Pets. Call 610-6614. (39,40) House for Rent: 3 bedroom 1 bath kitchen and living room $450/month 250.00 deposit. Call 731-610-2274 for details. 161 New Bethel Road. (40) 3 bedroom, 1 bath. $350 a month, $200 deposit. 367 Pharr Ave. 439-6314.(40) 2 or 3 bedroom, 1 bath on farm. Large, spacious, quiet, big trees, $550 month. Call 645-7514. (40,41) Mobile home newly remodeled gas heat and stove $325 a month $325 deposit. Call 645-5566. (40)

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Office space available for rent, approx. 1,200 sq. ft. Newly remodeled. Next to Morgan's Jewelry in Selmer, TN. Call 6459699. (TF)

Lots for Sale: Shiloh Chase Subdivision, leveled lots ready for building, 1 to 2 1/2 acre lots. 731-607-0777. (40,41,42,43)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by TCA §302-306 Estate of ALFORD JACKSON JR., Deceased Notice is hereby given that on February 15 of 2013 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of ALFORD JACKSON JR. who died 8/26/2012, were issued to the undersigned by the McNairy County Chancery Court of McNairy, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward


employment 301 - job opportunities Drivers, CDL: Home EVERY weekend! Good Regional Out & Back miles. Ins-401k-phone. Apply at: WTX, 58 Truck Center, Jackson, TN. 1-731-424-9791, ext. 205. (40,41) DANCERS $500.00 Sign on Bonus. Must be 18yrs. of age no Experience Necessary. Cherries Gentlemen's Club.1500 Hwy 72 West Corinth MS 662-2862877.Certain Restrictions Apply. (37,38,39,40,41)

For Sale: One Sealy Posture Mattress set, King Size, only been used several times $400.00. One Ashley Entertainment Center. Solid Wood, like new, $450.00.Call 934-9379 or 610-7529. Box Spring and Frame included. (40,41) Carpet 11x11 and 11x8 $100. Corner computer desk with hutch $75. Computer desk with upper hutch $50 . Make offer. 731-453-4791. (40)

402 - wanted Buying junked, wrecked, and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731-610-8827. (TF)

401 - for sale

Need 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)

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




2009 17 x 16 Cargo Trailer Dolittle Double Door, Side Door, Electric Brakes, Double Axle, Spare tire w/ holder like new $4,995. Lift Chair, tan, great condition $500. Call 1-662-223-0024. (37,38,39,40) For Sale: Vaughn hybrid bermuda, square bale, fertilized, quality, large bales, $4.50, Travis Kennedy, Middleton, 731609-3730 or 731-376-0102. (40,41) Central Hill Subdivision lots for sale: Behind MCHS. Beautiful lots with shade trees, city water & electric. 731-6070777.(40,41,42,43)


501 - professional services Wilson Service Company: We move and install mobile homes! Licensed, bonded/ insured. Also, house leveling, rotten joist/sill replacement, support piers installed, floors and metal roofs. Call (731)6098794 or (731) 610-4813. (TF) AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF) DOUG BUTLER: House leveling, rotting sills, replace floors, cracking brick - 30 years experience. (731) 239-8945, cell (662) 284-6146. Free estimates. (TF)

LAND FOR SALE 25.73 Acres, Butlers Chapel Road 4 miles south of Ramer. Owner financing $1550 per acre, or make OFFER. Will divide, tracts as small as 5.8 acres, $119. per month. 662-252-9224



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ABOVE & BEYOND ROOFING “We “We work work Above Above your your head head & Beyond your expectations” & Beyond your expectations” Jonathan Jonathan Moore Moore 609-5567 609-5567

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2712 - Purdy Rd., Selmer $45,000 * Ranch Brick * Hardwood & Tile floors * 2 Bedrooms * 1.5 bath * lot * In Town

3312 - Robertson Store Rd., Bethel Springs- $75,000

2412 -Little Hatchie Rd., Hornsby - $85,000 * Nice Ranch * 3 Bedroom * 2 Bath * Deck * Mud room * Split bedroom plan * 2 ac. * More acreage available

* Ranch * Shop * Carport * 3 Bedroom * 2 Baths * Level Yard * 1 ac +/* Double Garage * Full front porch

513 - Oakview Dr., Adamsville - $65,000 * 2 Story home * 4 Bedrooms * 2 Baths* Carport * 0.50 ac lot * Shop

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


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and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once.

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: Mansel C. Crabtree; Inez Crabtree; Secretary of Housing & Urban Development

tion, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a stake in the southern margin of Linley Circle, said stake being 200 feet as measured along the southern margin of Linley Circle in a southwestern direction from the intersection of the old Clara J. Robinson east line with the southern margin of Linley Circle, runs thence South 07 degrees 44 minutes East, leaving Linley Circle, 200 feet to a stake; thence South 64 degrees 13 minutes West, passing the easternmost SEC of the property described in Deed Book 91, Page 313, ROMC, at 130 feet, in all 360 feet to a stake; thence North 07 degrees 44 minutes West approximately 200 feet to a stake in the southern margin of Linley Circle; thence in an eastern direction with the southern margin of Linley Circle as follows: North 71 degrees 28 minutes East 81.5 feet; North 63 degrees 30 minutes East 148.5 feet; North 64 degrees 13 minutes East 130 feet to the point of beginning. Steve C. Mullins obtained title to the foregoing real property by Warranty Deed of Billy Griswell, dated August 25, 2011, of record in Deed Book 220, Page 138, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee.

This, the 5th day of December, 2012.

subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time.

Janice Wamsley & Kathy Maillard Executor, Administrator, Personal Representative Melissa Stewart, Attorney Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master/ Deputy Clerk 12758 40, 41 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated April 2, 2009, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded April 21, 2009, at Book 396, Page 61 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Mansel C. Crabtree and Inez Crabtree, conveying certain property therein described to TitleWorks of VA as Trustee for Griffin Financial Mortgage, LLC; 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 March 4, 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: 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: Being Lot 3 of Majestic Oaks Estates, Phase I, a plat of which is in Plat Cabinet B at Slide 31, and the distances, directions, measurements and calls contained therein are incorporated herein by reference as fully and completely as if copied in full herein. ALSO KNOWN AS: 211 Evans Drive, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 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

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. 1204‑229423 DATED January 28, 2013 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee February 6, 2013 February 13, 2013 February 20, 2013 FHA No. 4824039319 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ awoodard_130128_ 850 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 12416 38, 39, 40 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE COUNTY OF McNAIRY WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Promissory Note heretofore executed by Steve C. Mullins, bearing date of August 25, 2011, secured by a Deed of Trust of record in Trust Book 403, Page 2230, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and which Deed of Trust conveyed certain property as therein described to the Trustee therein named to secure BancorpSouth Bank; and Whereas the undersigned was appointed and substituted as Trustee pursuant to an Appointment of Substitute Trustee, dated November 7, 2012, of record in Trust Book 407, Page 2856, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclosure was sent to the last known mailing address of Debtor by regular mail on November 7, 2012; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and S. Craig Kennedy, as Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee, will on Tuesday, the 12th day of March, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock a.m. at the East door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described, to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemp-

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ALSO KNOWN AS: Map-80, Parcel-83.05 19 Linley Circle Selmer, TN 38375 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. And subject to, but not limited to, the following parties who may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Judgment in favor of PFG Holdings, LLC d/b/a FG Batesville of record in Trust Book 407, Page 2612, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Substitute 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. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

S. CRAIG KENNEDY, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE DEUSNER & KENNEDY ATTORNEYS AT LAW 177 WEST COURT AVENUE SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375 39, 40, 41 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 14, 2013 at 2:00PM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by James Robinson and wife, Brenda Robinson, to Industry Partners Title, LLC., Trustee, on October 4, 2006 at Deed of Trust 384, Page 1502; all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described in deed of record in Deed of Trust 384, Page 1502; in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 129046.01 Current Owner(s) of Property: James Robinson and wife, Brenda Robinson Other interested parties: Equable Ascent Financial, LLC f/k/a Hilco Receivables, LLC, as assignee of WAMU Chase, c/o Barry J. Gammons, Attorney and Chancery Court of McNairy County, c/o Stephen Craig Kennedy and Melissa G. StewartLeitschuh, Attorneys The street address of the above described property is believed to be 2673 Mount Vernon Road, Ramer, Tennessee 38367, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 355-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is

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Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 12-043698 39, 40, 41 TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, by deed of Trust dated the 7th day of March, 2007, and recorded in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, in Trust Deed Book 391, page 1616, RAYMOND L. ATKINS and wife, VICKIE J. ATKINS, conveyed In Trust to the undersigned Trustee the property hereinafter described to secure the payment of the indebtedness described in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, default has been made on said indebtedness, and Central Bank, as the owner and holder of the note secured by said Deed of Trust, has declared the entire balance due and payable in accordance with the terms and provisions thereof; and WHEREAS, the Notice provision of TCA Section 35-5-117 is inapplicable to this foreclosure because the secured property is not an owner occupied residence as defined in said Statute; and WHEREAS, Central

503 - public notices Bank has directed the undersigned Trustee to foreclose said Deed of Trust in accordance with the terms and provisions thereof; NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Trustee under said Deed of Trust, I will on Monday, March 11, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., offer for sale and sell at the East door of the Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, to the last, highest, and best bidder for cash, and in bar of the statutory right of redemption, the equity of redemption, homestead, and all other exemptions of every kind which are waived in said Deed of Trust, the following described real property located, lying and being in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being the same property conveyed to Raymond L. Atkins and wife, Vickie J. Atkins, by Deed recorded in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 207, page 603, and said property is more particularly bounded and described according to said Deed and Deed of Trust as follows, and being designated in said Deed of Trust as Area Number One: Tract #1: BEGINNING at the southwest corner of this lot on the East boundary of the Tidwell lot in a ditch; runs North with the said Tidwell line, 205 feet to a stake; thence East 128 feet to a stake; thence South 205 feet to a stake; thence West 128 feet to the beginning corner. Tract #2: BEGINNING at the northeast corner of

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the Pettigrew and Chandler Contracting Co. lot; runs thence North 96 feet to the South boundary line of Doris Coat land; thence West with this boundary line 111.6 feet to the Hubert Tidwell East boundary line; thence South with the Tidwell line, 92 feet to the northwest corner of the Pettigrew and Chandler Contracting Co. lot; thence East with the North boundary line of Pettigrew and Chandler Co. lot 114 feet to the point of beginning. Tract #3: BEGINNING at the northwest corner of M.R. Peery’s lot, also being the northeast corner of the Pettigrew and Chandler Contracting Co. lot; runs East with M.R. Peery’s North boundary line 3 feet and 9 inches to a stake; thence South 205 feet to a stake, this being the West boundary line of M.R. Perry’s lot, also being the East boundary of land conveyed; thence West 3 feet and 9 inches to a stake, this being the East boundary line of Pet-

tigrew and Chandler Contracting Co. lot; thence North 205 feet to the point of beginning. The above described property will be sold subject to any State of County Taxes which might be due on the same, as well as easements for roads which run along across the boundaries of the property, and a utility easement to South Central Bank of record in Deed Book 138, page 724, in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee. Other interested parties are Hardin Medical Center by virtue of a Judgment Lien against Vickie Jean Atkins of record in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee in Trust Deed Book 407, page 2020. Title to said property is believed to be good, but I will sell and convey only as Trustee, and not further or otherwise. The right to adjourn the sale on the date thereof to a future date to be announced at the time of the sale, with-

out notice, is reserved. This 8th day of February, 2013.

Servicing LLC, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 commencing at 01:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to‑wit: Situated in County of McNairy, State of Tennessee. Commencing at an iron pin found at the Northeast corner of Lot Number 31 and the Southeast corner of Lot Number 32, Bramblewood Subdivision, a plat of which is of record in Plat Cabinet “A’, at Slide 35, in the Registers Office of McNairy County, Tennessee; thence

South 02 degrees 02 minutes 39 seconds West for a distance of 20.61 feet with the eastern boundary of Lot Number 31 to an iron pin for a true point of beginning of the subject tract, thence North 01 degree 15 minutes 00 seconds East for a distance of 104.75 feet with the Eastern boundary of Lot Number 31 and Lot Number 32 to an iron pin; thence South 86 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds East for a distance of 205.12 feet with the new Southern boundary of Lot Number 34 to an iron pin in the Western right-of-way of Bramblewood Drive; thence South 04 degrees 52 minutes 21 seconds West for a distance of 104.68 feet with the Western right-of-way of Bramblewood Drive to an iron pin; thence North 86 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds West for a distance of 198.50 feet with the new Northern boundary of Lot Number 36 to the point of beginning, and being Lot Number 35

of Bramblewood Subdivision. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 090G-B018.00 Property Address: 592 Bramblewood Drive, Selmer, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee.

Foreclosures triple By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

There were nine foreclosures in McNairy County in December, up six from the previous month, according to RealtyTrac. This was down three from Dec. 2011 and 12 from May 2011, when the Independent Appeal began keeping records. However, this increase was in part because three more towns reported this month than last. Foreclosures held steady at two in Selmer, the only town to report in both months. Adamsville had four foreclosures, up from one in Oct. 2012. Bethel Springs had

W. LEE LACKEY Attorney at Law 125 Pickwick Street N. Savannah, TN 38372 (731) 925-2535 39, 40, 41 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed May 8, 2007 by Adam Forsyth, single person, Brynn Gilliland, single person to Larry A. Weissman, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed of Trust 387, Page 819, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in Deed of Trust 403, Page 408, in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Green Tree

two foreclosures, up one from Sept. 2012. Ramer had one foreclosure, down one from Oct. 2012. Numbers were not reported for Michie, Guys, Finger and Stantonville. Selmer had one foreclosure in 2,106 homes, Adamsville had one in 691 homes, Bethel Springs had one in 875 and Ramer one in 1,282. There were 17 new homes listed for sale in December, up slightly from the 15 in November. There were 12 homes sold last December, down from 47 in the previous month. The average price for a home sold was nearly $80,000, up from $65,000 the previous month. There were 29 bank-owned properties,

Commerce action report (Staff Report) – The January disciplinary actions report for Commerce and Insurance included the name of one local man. The report included a finding by the board for licensing contractors which took action assigning a $1,000 civil penalty against Jason K. Jones of Selmer for a violation of unlicensed activity. The disciplinary actions report is issued

each month by Commerce and Insurance’s Division of Regulatory Boards. Each board and commission is empowered by statute to take disciplinary action, including the revocation of licenses and assignment of civil penalties, against license holders found to have violated laws governing their professions.

Caring for your child’s teeth By Schancey Chapman FCS Agent UT Extension – McNairy County

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and being educating on this issue is the best way to help and prevent future dental problem. Developing good habits at an early age helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Now more than ever, kids are faced with a large array of food choices. Their choices range from fresh fruits and vegetables to sugary and processed foods. What children eat not only affects their general health but also their oral health. Children are consuming foods and drinks high in sugar more often and in larger portions than ever before. If a person drinks one soda a day for a year, that person is consuming

approximately 55 pounds of sugar and half of all children consumer at least one soda per day. When sugar is consumed over and over again in large amounts, the harmful effect on teeth can be vast. Sugar on teeth provides food for bacteria, the bacteria then produces acid and this acid in turn can eat away the enamel on teeth. Sugar cannot and should not be completely avoided. Many foods with sugar also have important nutrients that need to be consumed. The best way to know if the food you are eating has sugar is to read the food label. The American Heart Association recommends that the average child should consume less than 24 grams of sugar per day. Here are some tips for reducing your children risk for tooth decay: • If your children chew gum, make it sugarless.

• Monitor beverage consumption –children should consume water and milk more than sodas. • Help children develop good brushing and flossing habits. • Schedule regular dental visits. Please see your dentist or contact UT Extension for more information. McNairy County Extension offers programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and McNairy County governments are cooperating to bring the people of the county various programs and services. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in all programs and employment.

up from 27 in November and up from 25 a year ago but down from the 85 in May 2011. With two foreclosures, Hardin County had the lowest number in surrounding counties. Chester County had four and Hardeman County had five. At 1 foreclosure in 6,973 homes, Hardin County had the lowest rate, followed by Hardeman at 1 in 2,170 and Chester with a foreclosure rate of 1 in 1,745. Tennessee had 1,464 foreclosures, down from 3,490 in November and from 2.376 in May 2011. The foreclosure rate in Tennessee was 1 in 1,921, down from 1 in 1,708 in November and 1 in 1,170 in May 2011. Nationally, housing starts for single

Submitted Article The McNairy County Historical Society will kick off the 2013 season on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Jack McConnico Library in Selmer. Tony Chapman, special speaker, will share anecdotes from his life and excerpts from his book “I Know His Danged Ole Hide in a Tannin’ Yard.” Copies of the book will be available for $12. The public is cordially invited and refreshments will be served. The Society invites those interested in history and the preservation of McNairy County history to join, individual memberships are $10, family memberships are $20, and lifetime memberships are $100. Meetings are always on the last Tuesday of the month at the Library at 7 p.m. Call (731) 610-3482 for more information. The historical society reminds members that it is time to pay dues for the 2013 calendar year.



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