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County Mayor Ronnie Brooks made the rounds last week hosting two town hall style meetings in Adamsville and Selmer last Thursday and Monday respectively. In Adamsville, Brooks heard citizens’ concerns about schools. In the Selmer meeting, Brooks listened to citizens’ ideas to solve the problem of animal control in the county.

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Adamsville citizens want and need a new school and are unhappy with the process by which the issue is being considered. This is the message County Mayor Ronnie Brooks heard from the town hall meeting held there last Thursday. “What I wanted to do is give you an idea of where we stand so far on some issues and where we would like to be,” is how Brooks summarized one of the purposes of the meetings. This is the first of other planned community meetings Brooks pledged to hold during the campaign. The first topic Brooks addressed schools. The bulk of the meeting was devoted to this issue. “We have done so much with so little,” Brooks said. Overall, the McNairy County school system is close to average, though it may be a bit higher in some areas and a bit lower in others, Brooks said.

At the risk of editorializing, I am going to begin this article in the first person. I may further risk my objectivity by submitting my opinion throughout the entire story. On second thought, let’s just call this an editorial. Animal control is an issue I care deeply about, and there is no sense in pretending that I have no bias on the subject. So, I won’t. Last Monday night, more than 50 concerned citizens met to discuss the state of animal control in McNairy County. The meeting was facilitated by McNairy County Mayor Ronnie Brooks who answered


questions about the county’s ability to deal with this issue. Brooks also directed those in attendance to offer their ideas on solutions to this problem and opinions on how these solutions could be funded. Also on hand were the county’s de facto, unpaid animal control workers, two women who the county calls on to dispose of unwanted animals in situations where they are legally prevented from ignoring them. Karen Rudolph from Schnauzer Savers Rescue of West Tennessee and Tina Churchwell from the McNairy County Humane Society together have spent untold hours and thousands of dollars out of their own pockets to rescue, treat and adopt


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15 years in prison for this conviction. Davidson said Shivlie had finished his parole. The owner of Double D’s, David A Michie man has been arrested in Hardin County for violating the Huffman, was unaware that Shivlie state sex offender registration, veri- was a registered sex offender, according to Davidson. fication and tracking law. Shivlie was arClarence Shivlie, raigned, waived the 41, of 695 Kendrick right to a prelimiRd. was arrested by the nary hearing and was Hardin County Sherbound over to the Hariff’s Department on din County Grand Jury, Jan. 16. where his case will be Shivlie is charged heard in March. with dressing up as Violation of the sex Santa Claus for the offender act is a Class Christmas party at A Misdemeanor, which Double D’s Wholecarries penalties of up sale and Auction at to 11 months, 29 days Crump, Tenn. on Nov. imprisonment and a 22, according to Sher$2,500 fine. iff Sammy Davidson. SHIVLIE A simple search Shivlie is charged with of the Tennessee Sex Ofletting numerous children fender website lists 54 registered under 18 years old sit on his lap. In 1997, Shivlie was convicted sex offenders living in McNiary of criminal sexual conduct in the County. To see a list of registered sex third degree of persons from 13 to offenders in your area visit www.tbi. 15 years old in Muskegon County, Shivlie was sentenced to 6 to er_reg.shtml Head News Writer

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The Town of Finger added a new band to their Friday night dance. The New Outlaws features Larry Casabella on lead vocals, Mendy Bob Casabella on keyboard and vocals, Rob Irons on drums and harmonica, Keith Mitchell on base guitar, and Nick Spitsley on lead guitar. The band will invite a special guest to the stage this week. Wayne Jerrolds, world champion fiddle player, will join the band to play their mixture of Country-Western, Swing and Rock and Roll music. The band hails from the Hardin County area and has been playing together for more than 10 years. The Finger Dance offers family fun every Friday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. The dance, which has been rocking the Finger Community Center for decades, still charges $5 to get in.

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The Hee Haw cast gather for a new season of their brand of Southern-fried comedy. The cast will put on shows at McNairy Central High School’s Little Theater March 7-9 at 6:30 p.m. The cast features several new members this year and has been performing in the area for more than 25 years raising nearly $1 million for the American Cancer Society. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for 7-12 and 6 and under are free.

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Bethel cleanup continues following tornado By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

A new phase in the cleanup of storm damage in Bethel Springs was launched last Saturday. Skilled personnel and equipment were provided by various organizations and individuals in order to assist in clearing right of ways, according to Disaster Recovery Coordinator Norma Smith. These volunteers helped remove brush from right of ways, bringing it to the brush pile for disposal. Assisting in the effort was the McNairy County Highway Department, the Selmer Street Department, the United Methodist Committee on Relief and the First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs, who volunteered their time and equipment. There were 45 of these volunteers in all. Volunteers split into two teams, one cleaning up the right of way on Buena Vista Road and the other on Bethel Purdy Road. Masseyville Road was next on the list for cleanup. Brush was also removed from North Parkway, South Parkway and side streets. Equipment provided was 12 chainsaws, two tractors, nine trucks, two skid steers, two backhoes, one knuckle boom and two bobcats. The city provided a backhoe which was operated by city employee John Ross Gage. An 18-foot dump truck was provided and operated by John Woods. Highlands Church sent 18 people and three chainsaws. Local citizens provided traffic control. “It went exceptionally well. The work accomplished on Saturday will enable the individual property owners to continue clearing smaller debris from their yards and move to

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Volunteers assist with brush disposal at cleanup day in Bethel Springs last Saturday. the right of way for future pickup. The people of Bethel Springs should express thanks and gratitude to the many volunteers from these faith based organizations as well as the McNairy County Road Department, Selmer Street and Sanitation, along with the many other church-based organizations for their help and assistance,” Smith told the Independent Appeal last Monday. The town still has many side streets with debris along the roadways but they are passable, Smith said. “There are still many areas with extremely large trees, logs, and rootballs to move and dispose of. We

By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The Eastview Water Board, which is composed of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, approved an application for a Community Development Block Grant at its Feb. 19 meeting. Eastview is asking for $318, 000 to replace water meters. The town completed the required survey with over 300 responses, which showed that 63 percent of respondents were low to moderate income, according to City Recorder

are working to acquire dump trucks to assist crews to continue clearing right of ways along other streets throughout the town,” Smith said. Unfortunately despite the high costs of cleanup efforts, no federal aid is expected for the city, county or individuals who are facing large bills from the storm recovery. There will be no federal assistance for those with storm damage from Jan. 30, McNairy County Emergency Management Director Rudy Moore told the County Commission at its meeting on Feb. 11. “We got news today that there’s no assistance, no federal money,” Moore said.

Emodene Smith. The grant also requires a response rate of 34 percent. Eastview has around 800 water customers. “We worked really hard to get them,” Smith said. The grant, which comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, requires that 51 percent of the town’s residents be LMI, according to grant writer Melissa Davis of the Southwest Tennessee Development District. The Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance on second reading that would raise the requirement that bids be taken on a project or sale of equipment valued from $5,000 to $10,000. The ordinance now becomes law.

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Brian Jackson and Chris Sweeney appeared before the Ramer City Commission to announce that they have bought the old Action Apparel building and plan to turn it into a haunted house, among other things. The attraction will operate around 20 days a year in October and will be called Derailed, because of the railroad theme. “Our plan is to make this a really outstanding project,” Jackson said.

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Derailed will employ an undetermined number of temporary workers, Jackson told the commission. The building may open during other seasons, for instance, for viewing sporting events. The building will be renamed, but the new name has yet to be chosen. Jackson and Sweeney are planning to continue to allow the building to be used for wrestling, if the promoters meet certain criteria, such as insurance. The wrestling promoters are working to meet these criteria. The parties are in the process of drafting a new lease.

“As long as they can abide by what they’re supposed to do, they’re here to stay,” Sweeney said. One of these promoters is Don Bass, who has been associated with Memphis wrestling for a long time, Sweeney said. Water department head Bobby Wardlow said haunted houses sometimes make $40,000 a year, including concessions. Jackson said they plan to offer concessions. “It sounds good to me. I hope it does well and I think it will,” said Mayor George Armstrong.

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Michie serves more than a thousand water customers with pride By Janet Rail Publisher

Last Monday the Michie mayor and board of aldermen reviewed educational materials, public notices and water quality data for more than a thousand water customers. Roger Jenkins, utility manager, shared with the board the state approval of their cross connection plan. A cross connection is a link with the public water supply and a possible source of contamination. One example was a garden hose submerged into a swimming pool or a car radiator. “A cross contamination plan has to be reviewed every five years and ours was approved by the state but each of you must sign off on the plan,” said Jenkins. Each water customer will receive educational information regarding cross contamination and a number to call for questions along with a water quality data report from the lab. Jenkins also shared public notices printed for review of the board. In addition, the board reviewed a $500,000 with 90 percent matching funds CDBG grant to upgrade the current water plant. “The grant will allow us to update the pressure filters, install new feeders and if we can get an easement on some property, will allow us to raise the levee 8 feet at the lagoon to help with backwash,” said Jenkins. The upgrade is expected to increase

pumping capacity up to 40 percent. Bids for the project will be submitted in April and construction to begin in May this year. The board discussed a city park clean up day to be scheduled prior to the city hosted Easter Egg Hunt. The city will ask for volunteers to help clean up limbs around the park and walking track. The event will be posted in the paper. The board discussed a potential raise for city recorder, Janice Durbin. Durbin recently completed training and is a certified municipal financial officer. “We need a recommendation for a percentage or an amount. Let’s table this until we have more information to move on,” said Alderman Jim Merry. The board tabled any action until next month. The city will host a spa-

ghetti dinner this Friday night at the community center. For $5 at the door, you get spaghetti, slaw, a roll and tea. Top O’ the River donated the slaw and Peppers donated the tea for the event. The city discussed the recently appointed committee to coordinate community activities in the city park. “Someone has to get things on the committee going so it does not fall totally on the city. The Easter Egg Hunt sounds good, but we need to plan now,” said Merry. Durbin stated the committee was still active and she would meet with the members and report back to the board. “We need some new lavatories in the city park restrooms,” said Mayor David Baker. “If we are going to have events we need

restrooms that work,” said Alderman Brandon Nabors. Stainless steel units were suggested but no action taken. The board approved a request from Alderman Anthony Smith, who was absent, to name a stretch of Hwy 22 from the property line of Brett White’s property to the n property line of the Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery the Gooch Memorial Highway. The board approved the request and will have Smith contact the state with the request. The mayor stated that Top O’ The River will have their Grand Opening on Thursday, Feb 28 at 4 p.m. “It would be good if we all went. The restaurant is really helping Michie,” said Baker. In old business the board approved the minutes of the Jan 28 meeting.






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“We have been able to maintain a quality school program that is comparable to any in the state with very little money,” Brooks said. “At this point, and I want to be right out front about it. We’re kind of at a stalemate with our school board and they’re all competent, good people,” Brooks said on the school building program. Progress is not being made on the issue at this time, Brooks said. “We’re not getting any feedback from them,” Brooks said. Brooks explained that the Building and Education committees met and submitted various questions to the school board but has not yet received a response from them. “At this point, we don’t have anything back from them,” Brooks said. Brooks said his feelings were not against doing what is necessary on the school issue. “We’ve got to have some kind of direction,” Brooks said. Brooks said the county commission and school board should combine their thoughts to come up with a good idea. “We’ve got to have everybody on the same page and I don’t think we’ve got that and I’m hoping that’s going to improve,” Brooks said. The biggest concern among the County Commission was the fluctuation in cost estimates for the school, Brooks told the audience. Brooks said they were given figures that were contradictory. “They (the county commission) were concerned enough that this was not going well that they said, ‘We need to rethink this,’” Brooks said. One audience member said if we wait until we know the exact cost, the schools will never get built because that we will never know that ahead of time. Brooks said that the Budget and Building Committees met recently and want to initiate a feasibility/efficiency study. “That would make sure that we are doing what we need to be doing,” Brooks said. This is something that the commission may consider, Brooks told the meeting. “Once we get that in place, we’ll know what to do,” Brooks said. “We’re kind of at a stalemate. That doesn’t mean it is over with. Obviously, it’s not, but it may take longer,” Brooks said. Brooks noted that the budget process usually starts the second or third week in April. In response to a question from Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School Vice-Principal Matt Wood on how school personnel could help, Brooks said he thought there had not been enough input from administrators. Wood said people usually do not notice overcrowding unless it involves their children. “A Plan B is important to me and I don’t think we have got to that point,” Brooks said. “Adamsville is in dire need...Adamsville always gets held back to a certain point to wait for Selmer,” said Adamsville Deputy City Recorder Glenda Anderson. Brooks said the only problem he could see with starting a building program in only one place is that the county might not have enough money to build both schools. “You’re stretching your funds,” Brooks said. County Commissioner Jeff Lipford, who represents Adamsville and other nearby precincts, noted that the school board’s first estimate of the building is that it would cost $15 million, then $22 million and finally, $28 million was the figure

given at the commission meeting. These figures include capital improvements like bleachers, new roofs and other things. He reminded the audience that a vote was taken and there was not a majority in favor of program. Lipford added that $25.5 million of the proposal presented to the commission was for new schools. Some of the capital outlays, such as the bleachers and roof, have since been taken care of by the school board. The extra expenditure would be $400,000 per year for new schools, under the school board’s proposal. In response to a question, Brooks said he thought the school board had looked at about seven possible sites for the new Selmer school. “And haven’t approved a one,” said the audience member who asked the question. “I have already met with TDOT and TDOT has that worked out,” said Adamsville Public Works Director Paul Wallace Plunk on traffic issues at the Adamsville site. Brooks said that is one of the issues with the Selmer site, that the school board has not gone through the Tennessee Department of Transportation in order to find out what they would have to do about traffic. “I still don’t understand why we can’t have a school when we have the land ready...Every day we wait it costs more,” said an audience member. Brooks said that the county needs money to maintain the buildings we have and to continue the ten-year-old road building program and mainenance for them. He said they were looking at whether the wheel tax could be split among those areas, as well as economic development, in addition to the school building program. In response to a question from Adamsville City Administrator Steve Simon, Brooks said that the feasibility study would not consider consolidation. “Lord, no,” Brooks said. Things that will be considered by the study includes student population, facilities, budgets, utilities, staffing and transportation, Brooks said. The study will also include outcomes as measured by test scores. The cost for the study will be about $40,000 and could take three to six months or longer. This study was initiated by the Budget Committee. “It’s almost like we don’t have a court to go to, to express our concerns,” said Adamsville City Commissioner and former Assistant Director of Schools Mark Massey. Massey said though Adamsville has only one of seven school board members and two of twenty-one county commissioners, it has about 30 percent of the county’s students. He said that out-of-county students have been victimized by false information spread behind the scenes. He said the county gets more than $5,000 per student from the state. Massey said the Adamsville high school building was built in 1981 and was designed to hold about 500 students at about 30 students per class, but class size requirements have been reduced and the number of students has exploded. The last few minutes of the meeting were devoted to industrial development. Brooks said that you need money to compete for industry. McNairy County is competing with every rural county in Tennessee for these jobs. Once the Haywood County megasite is up and running, it may benefit our county. McNairy County lost a Lowe’s because it demanded $400,000 that we couldn’t pay, Brooks said. “I don’t want to paint a dim picture. We’re working very hard. There are some really good opportunities out there,” Brooks said. Brooks closed by inviting everyone to come to county commission meetings.

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thousands of animals out of McNairy County. The county government’s solution to this problem until now has been to ignore it and leave it to these women and a select group of volunteers to handle the cost and burden of caring for all of the county’s unwanted animals (even those animals to which the county finds itself the unwilling wards). Not on hand at this meeting (unless this reporter missed one) was a single member of the county commission. “Where are all of the commissioners?” an audience member asked Brooks during the meeting. “I can’t give you an answer to that,” Brooks replied. From those who did attend, several solutions were offered. In fact, a consensus of sorts was reached on a solution. A permanent animal rescue facility is needed, along with a well-funded spay and neuter initiative, and animal control officers are needed to enforce current laws and assist in the round-up of stray and unwanted animals. The real problem to this issue is public funding. Currently there is none. Audience members debated possible funding solutions to the problem. Suggestions such as a small set rate property tax levied equally to each property owner, an animal registration fee required for all pets in the county with a suggested rate of $25, a wheel tax, and a vaccination fee for all pets were all on the table. Personally, my favorite is the registration fee of $25. Yes, this would be unfair to poor animal owners, but can someone who can’t afford a one-time fee of $25 really expect to afford a lifetime of food, medical care and housing for their animal? Brooks said that currently there is little room in the county budget to pay for any additional services and the growth of county revenue which has averaged about $100,000 per year is barely enough to keep up with inflation let alone add additional services. On top of that, Brooks said costs incurred by the county to assist in the Bethel Springs tornado clean-up and the projected addition of school resource officers at an annual cost of $80,000 means that there is basically no room in the current budget for animal control unless other programs are cut or additional revenues are added. As a county resident and a father of three soon-to-be school-aged children, I believe the threat of animal attacks is greater than the threat of school shootings, and the $80,000 would be better spent on animal control than on school resource officers. I believe the numbers back this up. Every day in the United States more than 1,000 people require medical attention due to dog bites. Information compiled from the Centers for Disease Control as well as other studies on dog bite related fatalities show that in the nine years where comprehensive statistics exist, roughly 27.1 deaths occur each year from dog attacks in this country, and 14.7 of those on average are children under the age of 10. These statistics measure deaths in the nation as a whole - a nation where the majority of the counties have a functional animal control program. How much greater is the risk in an area where nuisance animals are allowed to run free and where no funding is in place to control them? Statistics drawn from Jessie Klein’s 2012 book “The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America’s Schools,” since 1980, (including Sandy Hook Elementary) there have been a total of 297 school shooting deaths in the U.S. This averages to be about 9.2 shooting related deaths in American schools each year. This includes statistics from elementary, middle, high school and college

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.

shootings. In our country, the risk of a child being killed in a dog attack is more than 50 percent greater than the risk of a child losing his or her life in a school shooting. Folks in my own profession, many of whom are pushing an anti-gun agenda, are responsible for the fear and hype surrounding the apparent increased need for school resource officers. And I am certainly not trying to vilify those who are trying to protect our children. As a parent, I would welcome the addition of school resource officers. But if given the choice between the two I believe that animal control would provide more security to our children and our county as a whole. Or better yet, why not fund both programs? If you are willing to spend the resources to reduce the risk that a McNairy County student will be one of the 9.2 students killed annually in school shootings, why not also spend the resources to reduce the risk that a McNairy County child will be one of the 14.7 children killed in dog attacks each year. Granted, neither of these risks are statistically great in the overall scheme of things. Accidental poisonings claim 65 times as many children as either of these risks, but animal control provides an overall quality of life boost to county residents that goes far beyond the risk of dying in a dog attack. Stray animals are a nuisance, and if left unchecked their population will explode. They also present a health danger in the transmission of diseases, such as rabies, to other pets, livestock and humans. This problem and the lack of budget resources to fix it will certainly impact the economic growth of this county as well. The risk of new potential employers being turned away by the lack of animal control exists and is just as real as the other problems this county faces when trying to attract new business. It is just as distasteful for potential investors as the number of high school graduates and literacy rates, our over-crowded schools, and the rate of drug use in our workforce. Like animal control, all of these things take money to fix, and the money will not be there unless taxes are raised. This is just my opinion and I am certainly not so vain as to think that I somehow see a solution to the problems when no one else does. Opinions are like thumbs. Nearly everybody has them. Most people have at least two, and seldom will you find a group of them all pointing in the same direction. When it comes down to it, my opinion counts just as much as everyone else’s in our local democracy. In fact, I truly want to hear your opinion on the subject of animal control or any other matter of local importance. We have an entire opinion page devoted to hearing your opinion. Many weeks we have cartoons or humor columns on this page, and I would gladly bump these to share your thoughts with the rest of the community. If enough of you offer your opinion, I would gladly devote more pages for them. Every community has problems that need to be addressed. The problems we face as a community are great, but no greater than the problems our community has faced in the past or will face in the future. The community needs a greater number of voices, ideas and solutions to address these issues head-on. I would personally like to extend my gratitude to Mayor Brooks for taking the lead and creating town hall style forums for those in the community to discuss these issues. For those of you who are interested in voicing your opinion and offering workable solutions to this problem, Brooks plans to host another meeting to discuss this issue on March 18. The meeting is open to all county residents including elected officials. (The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of the Independent Appeal or its owner.)


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




Tom Hendrix Part 2: Portrait of a McNairy County entrepreneur By Christen Coulan and Jeff Whitten Independent Appeal Staff

In the second part of our interview with Henco founder and chairman Tom Hendrix, he talks more about his business, his life and future plans, as the business he built and ran for four decades winds down. Although the furniture store is closing, Henco Corp. is staying in business. “The one thing I want to get across is that this corporation, Henco, has been in business for 45 years and it’s not going anywhere. What Henco does going forward, I’m working on that,” Hendrix said. Whatever Hendrix will be doing with Henco in the future, he will not be working seven days a week selling furniture, he explained. One thing he will be doing is writing a book. “I’ve always known that I would write a book. I will get up and write four or five hours. The next morning I will get up and write and rewrite. I will write and rewrite for a couple of years,” he said. Hendrix believes the book will be published in four or five years. “I hope this book is a service to people. I want this book to encourage people to live their dream with a passion. We need more dreamers in this country and the guts to live those dreams,” Hendrix said. Hendrix said he has already started the process of writing the book by accumulating material. “I’ve never written a book before, but most of the things I’ve done, I had never done before,” Hendrix said. Hendix plans to write the book at Pickwick. “I’ve got a beautiful place that overlooks the golf course and that’s where I’ll do a lot of my writing,” Hendrix said. Though Hendrix will be selling the Henco building and its inventory, he hopes that it will not stand idle. “I have put together a blue-ribbon crowd of people to brainstorm what to be in this building, that could be even better than what I had. I would like to leave a business here that would be good for the community,” Hendrix said. Last year, Hendrix turned 80 years old. “That really got my attention. I don’t know how in the world I wound up to be 80 years old. What happened?” he joked. He then told his wife he wanted the next ten years of his life to be some of his best. Hendrix agonized over the decision to close the store. “When we decided to close the store, we lost a lot of sleep,” Hendrix revealed. The store was Hendrix’s dream, but he felt like he was running out of time and was thinking about what he wanted to do next. “It broke my heart to close the store,” Hendrix said. Hendrix’s children told him they did not wish to carry on the furniture business. There were several reasons that the decision was so difficult for Hendrix. One is that some of the best years of his life were spent there. Another is that it has rendered service to the community and provided a livelihood for its employees. At one time the store had 80 to 100 employees, but it now has much less, Hendrix said. Before the recession, the store would often make $1 million dollars a month and the parking lot would be full. “We had a recession and my parking lot would have ten cars in it,” Hendrix said. All furniture stores have gone through this, Hendrix said. “Furniture is bought with discretionary money. They


don’t have to buy the bedroom suit. People have closed their wallets to discretionary buying,” Hendrix said. The factor causing Hendrix the greatest agony in making the decision is the employees. “The employees gave me the biggest heartburn. I’ve got a lot of people that have been with me here for 35 years plus,” Hendrix said. Hendrix’s vision has become their vision. “They have joined me with intelligence (and) gusto to carry out the vision,” Hendrix said. Henco’s employees have also become Hendrix’s friends, whom he holds in the highest esteem. “They’re winners. They’re people who can make a great contribution. They see work as an honorable thing to do. They see it as a service life. They’re the kind of employees that people want because they’re honest and they work from the neck up. They know how to get things done. I think they’ll land on their feet because that’s who they are,” Hendrix said. Some customers were so attached to the products that they were upset at the decision. “I saw Loretta (Hendrix) this morning and she said, ‘The Memphis people got their letters and they’re just burning up the phone and they’re all mad at you,” Hendrix recounted. Hendrix also expressed his appreciation to McNairy Countians for their support of the business. In one month, the furniture store did $60,000 in business with McNairy County customers. “They bought a lot of furniture here. The McNairy County people come often. They come, their kids come, and if they have out-of-town company, they bring them. We have family reunions here. I’ve always felt it was an honor for a family to have a family reunion at Henco,” Hendrix said. Beyond serving as a furniture store, the Henco building is a meeting place for more than just customers. The Rotary Club, the McNairy Regional Alliance leadership classes, the University of Tennessee at Martin-Selmer facility, church groups, General Electric and Westar meet there. “They bring all those groups here for me to speak to and to see the store,” Hendrix said. That is one more way that the furniture store will be missed. “That bothers me, but I have been at this for 55 years and I’m proud of the contribution I have made, and as a country boy, this has been a wonderful life and McNairy County people have helped me make it so,” Hendrix said. However, there were some businesses that Hendrix said he wished he had never started. “You don’t worry about what doesn’t work. You give it your best shot. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work, but if you think you’re going to be an entrepreneur and hit a perfect score, you don’t need to be in business,” Hendrix said philosophically. Hendrix graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a degree in agriculture. “That’s the only thing I learned that I didn’t want to do,” Hendrix said. Hendrix worked his way through college by selling Bibles door-to-door in Indiana. Though he gave the commencement address at the University of Tennessee, Hendrix never graduated, coming up three credits short. “Every time I knocked on the door, it was a lesson in human nature,” Hendrix recalled. Hendrix’s father told him he would put him through high school and would be in his cheering section for college, but he would not pay the bills.

Hendrix’s discipline and work ethic is also evident in his health regimen. “I’ve been exercising for 40 years and I still get up every morning and I exercise like a horse,” Hendrix said. Another thing Hendrix is going to do after he leaves the furniture business is travel. “My headlights don’t shine all the way, but they’ll spotlight things I like to do along the way and I will probably just take a swing at it. So, I don’t think about retiring as a lot of people might think and I’ve never cared how long I live. That is not something I’m in charge of. I just want to kick up the dust while I’m here in service to people,” Hendrix said. Hendrix sees everything through the lens of service. “All businesses that I’ve created—that’s all I preach is service,” Hendrix said. Hendrix believes this is the secret to attracting good people because they can see the good they do. Hendrix overcame the fear of starting a new business through faith. “Everybody’s got fear and it’s a good thing. It keeps you from stepping out in front of a car, but I think that fear is a natural part of living. Faith can be a natural part of living and the faith has to be stronger than the fear,” Hendrix said. The free enterprise system has been very good to Hendrix and he speaks very highly of it. “The thing I like about the free enterprise system— it’s the most wonderful system in the world. It’s a system that has a built-in pruning device that prunes off those that fail to serve. The people in the neighborhood decide who’s going to serve them. If they don’t vote for you with their dollar bills, you won’t be around. Now, that’s people power,” Hendrix said. “Free enterprise is free people exchanging their services with one another. That’s a good system. That’s a system I want to be a part of. It’s a service system,” Hendrix added. Hendrix rejects the Gordon Gecko philosophy that “greed is good.” “If you start a business and you want to be greedy, you will greed yourself right out the door,” Hendrix said. Hendrix believes that though profit is necessary to building a business, it is not the objective: service is. “I think money is a tool just like a hammer and saw, not the objective. If it becomes the objective, it won’t work very well,” Hendrix said. Tom Hendrix and his wife Sherry considered locating the furniture store in Jackson, Tenn. or Indiana but chose Selmer. “I just want to do it in my home county,” Hendrix told his wife. “I’ve never thought in terms of why I couldn’t. I’ve always thought in terms of why I can,” Hendrix said. Hendrix said that is was his frame of mind rather than any one turning point in time that determined his success. He read every book he could find about successful people. Hendrix gets asked from time to time to run for public office and thinks he would have loved politics but has a very important reason for declining the offers. “There’s not many things I will leave you for, but that’s one of them,” Hendrix recalled his wife saying. “Sherry Lynn and I and the employees of Henco are truly sorry to close the business because we’re so grateful for the support that the McNairy people have given to the store. That’s one of the toughest things is I see the people coming and going all the time and I won’t see them,” Hendrix said at the conclusion of the interview.

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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Volume 110, Number 41, Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Memo to Brian Azevedo

Thanks for the February 13th article on MLB. Some of us have been Cardinal fans for over 60 years, back to the days of Harry Carey, Gabby Street and youthful Jack Buck. After a hard day in the field we looked forward to tuning in the Cardinal broadcast as the air waves cleared up. Our all time favorite player was No. 6, Stan Musical. In the mid 50’s we followed the career of Don Blasingame, the second baseman who replaced Red Schoendienst. “The Blazer,” as Harry Carey called him, was out of West Corinth, Miss. and had starred with the Warriors in winning a state championship. There was no TV so we tuned in as the air waves cleared up later in the game. Baseball fans would like more up dates on the Cardinals.

The librarian with the warm heart

We have been saddened by the death of Marsha Jernigan Hutcherson. Marsha had brought much to the Irving Meek Jr. Memorial Library at Adamsville. Her warm personality touched all our lives. She had accepted her responsibilities with seriousness, keeping at heart the seriousness of overseeing an institution of learning. We could all take a lesson from her humility and desire for improvement in the area of our lives. We have been touched by Marsha’s generosity, her humble way and willingness to help others. We are thankful to our God for the good who come to help our lives.

What is the most important problem in the County and why?

Vern Silacci (Adamsville):

Linda Qualls (Adamsville):

Judy Johnson (Adamsville):

“(The) crime rate, basically because of the economy.”

“Unemployment. There is not enough industry in this county...I just think we need better jobs.”

“I would probably say the economy. It’s like there’s hardly any jobs out there. People are struggling every day.”

James B. Wilkerson (McNairy): “I guess the schools. They’re trying to get money for Adamsville and they wanted one for Selmer.”

“Bubba” Martin (Adamsville):

Henrietta Brown (Adamsville):

“The most important problem right now, in my opinion, is we need more industry countywide.”

“Seeing the citizens as merely employees and consumers.”

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

ON THE WEB: Go to and express your opinion on our related online poll.

Billy W. Wagoner Stantonville

Volunteers improve the lives of others The gifts of compassion, care and grace are an amazing blessing to patients and families facing a life-limiting illness. Caris Healthcare invites you to be an important part of this gift by joining our McNairy County volunteer team. By becoming a Volunteer, you can give a small portion of your time to those whose time is limited. Caris Volunteers provide an array of services to Caris patients and families. From spending brief quality time with patients, to mowing a yard, to simply running an errand for family; no amount of assistance is too small. We are seeking volunteers (individuals or groups) to visit with Mc-


Nairy County patients and families in their homes or provide special talents (music, dance, theater, crafts) to groups of patients/families in a nursing center setting. We are also looking for individuals or groups with craft talents who would like to make items for staff to deliver to patients. Please take some time to learn more about becoming a Volunteer, and share with us the way that you can contribute to a McNairy County hospice patient’s life, contact Alicia at Caris Healthcare at (901) 465-2120. Ali Longmore Volunteer Coordinator Caris Healthcare

little reminder from Jesus Cares A Our Spring Fling will be this Saturday from 4-8 p.m. We will have two live auctions, one silent auction, dinner, and entertainment. Remember, we are the arms of Christ, and we need your help. The only price we are charging, is what you give from your heart, which we know is very big, because that’s the kind of county McNairy is. One auction item, a signed guitar and a little story about its former owner. Josey Scott is a famous musician who lives in McNairy County. He was the front man for Saliva, our own famous rock band from Memphis. Josey has found God, decided to change his life, and is now being the Arms of Christ. Thank You Josey for all your help.


A note from Middle Fork in Stantonville

Jimmy Whittington Jesus Cares

Citizens needed to voice their opinions Monday night, County Mayor Ronnie Brooks held a meeting with concerned citizens about the state of animal control in this county. Another meeting is tentatively set for March 18. More than 50 local residents were in attendance to share their opinions about this topic on Monday. But if anything is to change more voices are needed. The community needs real ideas on how to create an effective animal control program. Questions such as who will run it and how it will be funded need to be answered. I invite concerned residents on either side of this issue to voice their opinions right here in the coming weeks on the Independent Appeal opinion page. Please share your voice with the rest of the community. Christen Coulon Managing Editor

By Molly Moore Coulmnist

The definition of mainstay is the following: a person or thing that acts as a support. We are hearing a great deal lately about mainstays in our community. There are a multitude of people our county could call mainstays, reliable and supportive folks who would never ask for recognition. My list could become lengthy, but I will only recognize a few who stand out in my mind. There is a fella named J.D. who has been on call for at least seventy-leven years, and my respect for him has grown because my eyes have been opened to this lovely world of towing. He drifts around under the cloak of night usually, acting as a knight in shining armor. Mainstay should be his middle name. I might not be the same girl I am today without teachers like Mrs. Day who actually hauled a bunch of 12-year-olds

to the Orpheum in Memphis, and then to the mall. Did we deserve that? I think not. We were pre-teens, maybe she was a glutton for punishment, but I don’t recall her grumbling about it, at least not in front of us. Our teachers are worth their weight in gold...especially those who create lasting memories, and go above and beyond, so thank a teacher today. They are our community’s mainstays. I thank the plumbers of the world, the handiest handymen out there who can fix anything, especially parts of the home that are less desirable. You all know who you are; there are several who come to our rescue when duty calls. Whether you are a big farmer or a little farmer, with 30 acres or 3000, you are appreciated. I am betting you may not see this acknowledgment because you are awake before sunup and asleep right after sunset, and too busy in between to read a paper. I wonder to myself if the mold was broken, because I am not sure there are as many of you as there once was. No matter, the real farmers are still out there going about their quiet but all too important daily life. None of you will raise your hand to be recognized, because you have no time for nonsense. Thank you anyway. I may be partial, my background is trucking, it’s fed my family for years, so I tip my hat to all the drivers, dispatchers and mechanics working in the trucking world. Thanks for trucking. I sure don’t want to do it. Clearly, there are men and women who run the world, but a big thanks should be given to the obvious ‘mainstays’ making the world run.

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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Johnny Roy Finlayson

Charlcie Burkeen Woodson

Demovia Wolfe

Johnny Roy Finlayson of Selmer, Tenn., departed this life on February 21, 2013 in Selmer at the age of 65 years, 9 months, 17 days. He was born on May 4, 1947 in Montgomery, AL, the son of the late Marvin and Alice Green Finlayson. He was united in marriage to Kathy Moore on May 28, 1977. Roy was a member of Selmer First Baptist Church. He recently retired from his sales job with Bonnie Plant Company. He enjoyed just being outside whether it be working in the fields, gardening, or bird hunting. He and Kathy were involved over the years in various capacities with numerous school and community youth sports programs in McNairy County. He was a former President of the McNairy Central Football Booster Club for 8 years, former President of Selmer Pee Wee Football, and served as an officer for the Selmer Little League. Roy and his family loved football and took great pride in both his sons John and Jake playing high school football at McNairy Central High School and then both playing college football for the University of Tennessee Volunteers where John played on the 1998 UT national championship team under Phillip Fulmer. He is survived by his wife Kathy (Moore) Finlayson of Selmer, Tenn.; two sons, John Finlayson and wife Jenny of Selmer, Tenn., Jake Finlayson of Crystal River, FL; two grandchildren, Addie Finlayson, Callie Finlayson; two sisters, Brenda Emfinger and friend Johnny McDonald of Montgomery, AL, Elaine Gray and husband Mike of Tuscaloosa, AL; a brother, Robert Finlayson and wife Patti of Smuteye, AL. A host of extended family and friends. Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Max Walker officiating. Interment followed in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Serving as pallbearers were Randy Stanfield, Rodney Stanfield, Heath Finlayson, Blake Finlayson, Kenley Finlayson, Josh Glover. Memorials may be made to Selmer, TN First Baptist Church, 310 W. Court Ave., Selmer, TN 38375 or the Indian Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Bobbie Jean Johnson, 311 Hill-n-Dale, Union Springs, AL 36089. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer, TN. Ph. 731-645-3481. Guestbook may be signed at www.

Charlcie Burkeen Woodson was born June 16, 1932 in Stantonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Cleve and Reedie Smith Burkeen. She departed this life on February 22, 2013 at her home in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 80 years, 8 months, 6 days. She was united in marriage to Thomas L. Woodson who preceded her in death. Mrs. Woodson was a retired Secretary for Douglas & Associates in Memphis. She is survived by a son, Harold Ray Scott II and wife Cynthia Jane of Memphis, Tenn.; two step grandchildren, Wendy Jane Peppers and husband Russell of Memphis, Sue Ann Brown of Memphis; two step great grandchildren, Christopher Malachowski and Catherine Jane Wilson. A host of extended family and friends. Services were held graveside on February 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery at Shiloh, Tennessee. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer were in charge of arrangements.

Demovia Wolfe departed this life on February 18, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 79 years, 8 months, 2 days. She was born on June 16, 1933 in Adamsville, Tenn., the daughter of the late Lee Ander and Lillie McKenzie Gray. She was united in marriage to Billy Joe Wolfe on January 6, 1951. Mr. Wolfe preceded her in death on December 15, 2006. Mrs. Wolfe was a retired County Executive Director of the U. S. Department of Agriculture with 37 years of service. She has been a member of First Baptist Church in Selmer for 56 years and was a faithful member of the Nancy Wyatt Sunday School Class. Mrs. Wolfe was a 50 year Eastern Star member. She was a wonderful cook, loved gardening, enjoyed camping and fishing, and just being outside in her yard. She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Mitchell and husband Jerry of Selmer, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Andrea Mitchell of Selmer, Tenn., Ross Mitchell of Selmer, Tenn.; two sisters, Winnie Mae Sweat of Selmer, Tenn., Genell Freeman of Selmer, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, James N. Wolfe and wife Betty of Selmer. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Wolfe was preceded in death by a son, Joe Neal Wolfe; four sisters, Addillia Ashe, Modena Gray, Annie Rea Gray, Verlene Moss; a brother, L. A. Gray. Funeral services were held on February 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Max Walker & Kenneth Hawkins officiating. Interment followed in the Falcon Cemetery at Selmer. Serving as pallbearers were Kevin Sweat, Rhodes Platt, Joe Presley, Wallace Rickman, Steve King, Wesley Ashe.

Orell McCann Orell McCann of Selmer, TN departed this life on February 23, 2013 in Selmer at the age of 92 years, 1 month, 23 days. She was born December 31, 1920 in Cottage Grove, Tenn., the daughter of the late James David and Lennie Boyd West. She was united in marriage to John R. McCann on November 21, 1942. Mr. McCann preceded her in death on June 4, 1972. Mrs. McCann was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse for McNairy County General Hospital where she worked in surgery, the recovery room, and the emergency room. After retiring from the hospital she worked for Dr. Bud Humphrey. She received her LPN training at Tennessee Vocational School where she was a graduate of the first LPN class in 1964. Prior to becoming a LPN, she worked at Brown Shoe company. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Selmer and a past member of the Order of Eastern Star. She loved her family and her church, attending faithfully until her health failed. She loved to sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch, do embroidery, and read until her eyesight began to fail. She also loved to tend to her garden and grow tomatoes. She is survived by a daughter, Sherry Moore and husband Bill of Selmer, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Kim Moore Mullins and husband Richard, Susan Moore Murray and husband Shane, and Jim Moore; five great grandchildren, Chris Mullins, Rachel Mullins, Jack Mullins, Paige Murray, and Zach Murray, all of Selmer. A host of extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. McCann was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Katherine Thompson and Iiran Williams. Funeral services were held on February 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Harold King officiating. Burial followed in the Mars Hill Cemetery near Adamsville, Tennessee. Pallbearers were Richard Mullins, Shane Murray, Jim Moore, Tim Young, Chris Mullins, Fred Carroll. Honorary pallbearers were Zach Murray and Jack Mullins. Memorials may be made to Lakeview Baptist Church Building Fund.

Johnny Leatherwood Johnny Harold Leatherwood was born December 8, 1935 in Ramer, Tenn., to the son of the late John V. and Mary C. Sweatman Leatherwood. He was united in marriage to Sally Maybell Null on May 17, 1957. Mr. Leatherwood worked in the assembly department at Tyrone for many years before retiring. He attended Olive Hill Church. He loved playing the fiddle, fishing, his grand boys and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Leatherwood departed this life on February 20, 2013 in Corinth, MS at the age of 77 years, 2 months, 12 days. He is survived by his wife Sally MaybellLeatherwood of Ramer, Tenn.; a daughter, Debra Leatherwood Mayfield and husband Terry of Collierville, Tenn.; a son, Rickey Leatherwood and wife Hope of Ramer, Tenn.; a sister, Sue Leatherwood Null and husband James of Guys, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Daniel Mayfield, Eric Mayfield, Derrick Leatherwood (Kasey), John Lee Leatherwood, and Dustin Leatherwood; and a nephew, Nickey Null. In addition to his parents, Mr. Leatherwood was preceded in death by a son, Tony Leatherwood; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Leatherwood; and his inlaws, Charlie and Ludie Null. Services were held on February 22, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Paul Adams and Bro. Cody Hill officiating. Burial followed in the Indian Creek Cemetery at Ramer, Tennessee.

Pamela Jaggars Pamela Jaggars was born September 15, 1958 in Savannah, Tenn., the daughter of Thomas and Annie Pearl Qualls Ward. She was united in marriage to James Robert Jaggars on November 27, 1989. Mrs. Jaggars was a quality control inspector for Aqua Glass Manufacturing in Adamsville Tenn. Some of her favorite pastimes were talking to her friends, going to the river, boating, watching talk shows, Court TV and Nancy Grace. Mrs. Jaggars departed this life on February 22, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 54 years, 5 months, 7 days. She is survived by her husband James Robert Jaggars of Stantonville, Tenn.; two sons, Robert Dakota Jaggars of Stantonville, Tenn., Justin Davis and wife Jeannie of Stantonville, Tenn.; a daughter, Robbie Lynn Hunt and husband Gerald of Lavinia, Tenn.; parents, Thomas and Annie Pearl Ward of Adamsville, TN; two sisters, Rebecca Byrd and husband Steve of Midland, TX, Donna Ray of Savannah, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Lynn Ingle, Mitchell Ingle, Reeanna Ingle, Jason Davis, Jasmine Johnson, Chamberly Martin; host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Bridgett Jaggars. Services were held on February 26, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Adamsville, Tennessee, with Bro. Eric Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Stantonville Cemetery at Stantonville, Tennessee.

Marsha Jernigan Hutcherson Marsha Jean Jernigan Hutcherson was born June 28, 1957 in Columbus, MS, the daughter of Lewis Edward Jernigan Sr. and Mary Jewell Mitchell Jernigan. Marsha was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Selmer, Tenn. and the Library Director for the Irving Meek Jr. Memorial Library in Adamsville, TN, “The little library with the big heart!”, for the past six years. She departed this life on February 18, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 55 years, 7 months, 21 days. In addition to her parents, Marsha is survived by her husband, Timothy Howard Hutcherson of Selmer, Tenn.; her stepchildren, Ken and Albert Hutcherson both of Selmer, Tenn.; a sister, Lindolyn Evans of Memphis, Tenn.; her mother-in-law, Frances Hutcherson of Selmer, Tenn.; a neice, Leigh Evans of Memphis, Tenn.; a nephew, Bryan Evans and wife Angela of Germantown, Tenn. She is preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Edward Jernigan Jr. and a brother-in-law, Robert Evans. Services were held on February 21, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, Bro. Bill Robbins and Bro. Tony Polk officiated. Burial followed in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.

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Lily and Mazie are proud to announce the birth of their new baby sister, Shelby Marie Jones. Shelby was born on October 29th, 2012 at Hardin Medical Center weighing 8 lbs., 14 ozs., and 21 inches long. Her proud parents are Jeremy and Brandy Jones of Eastview. Grandparents are Jerry and Gladys Jones of Kossuth and Charles and Linda Weeks of Eastview. Living great grandparents are Vera Crum of Kossuth, Olin and Georgia Boyd of McNairy, and Kathleen Weeks of Eastview.

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Albert R. Wilson Albert R. Wilson was born March 25, 1939 in Alcorn County, MS, the son of the late William Watt and Anna Ellen McMahan Wilson. He departed this life on February 23, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 73 years, 10 months, 29 days. Mr. Wilson was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Michie, Tenn. He owned and operated a dairy distribution business. He is survived by his wife Edna South Wilson of Michie, Tenn.; a son, Stacey Wilson of Michie, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Amanda Wilson, Andy Wilson, Addie Wilson; a sister, Gladys Hopkins of Humboldt, Tenn.; a brother, Paul Wilson of Corinth, MS. A host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty and Maude, and four brothers, Robert, Roy Gene, Carroll, and Woodrow. Graveside services were held on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Carter Cemetery in Michie, Tennessee, with Bro. Craig Wilbanks officiating. Pallbearers were Andy Wilson, Frankie Rushing, Kenneth McKee, Tracy McKee, Terry Hurst, Andy Zarecor. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer were in charge of arrangements.

Norman W. Carroll, Jr. Norman W. Carroll Jr, 68, died February 18, 2013 at the Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. He was born May 25, 1944 in Selmer. He was a 1962 graduate of Selmer High School and 1969 graduate of Memphis State University. Mr. Carroll is survived by his parents Norman, Sr. and Maxine Robinson Carroll of Maryville, formerly of Stantonville, brother Rob Carroll and wife, Annette, of Walland, TN, sister Beverly Ward of Knoxville, niece Alden DeFeo of Nashville and nephew, Josh Ward of Knoxville. Graveside services will be held on March 2, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Stantonville Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Carroll, 2304 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville, TN 37804. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar (731) 658-5277.

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Janie Johnson Davis Mrs. Janie Johnson Davis of Middleton departed this life at the age of 79 years and 18 days Sunday night, February 24, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Davis was born February 6, 1934 to the late William Sidney and Ollie Wilma Burkeen Johnson. On May 4, 1956, she was united in marriage to Mr. Dallas Davis who preceded her in death May 9, 1998. She was a member of Middleton First Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Shackelford Funeral Directors’ Middleton Chapel with Tim Freeny and Eric Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Reaves Cemetery. Survivors include five daughters, Barbara Davis Seever of Middleton, Janice Davis Allen of Middleton, Shirley Ann Owens of Mason, Helen Dykes of Mason and Debbi Brown of Bethel Springs; a son, Milton Davis of Middleton; twelve grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and eight sisters. Donations made in memory of Mrs. Davis may be sent to Gideons International (

Ariana Elanie Gibson Baby Ariana Elanie Gibson was born February 18, 2013 in Selmer, Tenn., the daughter of Joshua Clint Gibson and Ashley Elaine Litaker. Ariana departed this life on February 18, 2013 in Selmer, Tenn. In addition to her parents, Ariana is survived by her maternal grandparents, Carl and Mary Litaker of Adamsville, Tenn.; paternal grandparents, Larry and Linda Franklin of Finger, Tenn.; paternal great grandmother, Wavie Gibson of Selmer, Tenn.; aunts, Alisha Litaker of Jackson, Tenn., and Jessie Litaker of Adamsville, Tenn.; uncles, Michael Gibson of Selmer, Tenn., Billy Gibson of Bethel Springs, Tenn., and Larry Wayne Franklin III of Bethel Springs. She is preceded in death by maternal great grandfather, James Ferrell and paternal great grandfather, L.D. Gibson. Services were held on February 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee. Burial followed in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.

Larry & Ernestine Dunaway

50th Wedding Anniversary Please wish Larry and Ernestine Dunaway a happy 50th wedding anniversary on Monday. The two were married on March 4, 1963. They have a son, Mark Dunaway (Debbie) and three grandchildren Tyler, Nicholas and Megan. Congratulations Larry & Ernestine!

Joe Ralph Wardlow Joe Ralph Wardlow was born June 4, 1921 in Guys, Tennessee, the son of the late Oscar and Elizabeth Phillips Wardlow. He was united in marriage to Hester Slaughter on September 2,1966. Mrs. Wardlow preceded him in death on November 28, 1989. Mr. Wardlow served honorably in the United States Navy during World War II and had worked as a machinist for Blaw-Knox Manufacturing. He was a member of the Sons of the Confederacy and Sand Hill Holiness Church in Savannah, Tenn. Some of his hobbies were tending cattle and horses, going to church, listening to gospel music, walking, and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Wardlow departed this life on February 23, 2013 in Savannah, Tennessee at the age of 91 years, 8 months, 19 days. He is survived by a son, Billie Slaughter and wife Diane of Shiloh, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Duane Sanders and wife Vickie of Shiloh, Tenn., Marilyn Cruz of Las Vegas, NV, Cheryl Sanders of Valparaiso, IN, Pam Buttin and husband Jimmy of Corinth, MS, Wendy Talley and husband Randy of Corinth, MS, Tera Mynatt of New Albany, MS; a brother, James Wardlow of Pelham, AL; a sister, Verna (Wardlow) Curtis of Wynne, AR; eleven great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren; a very special friend Sue Dodd; host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Wardlow was preceded in death by a son, James Thomas Sanders and wife Glyna; and four brothers, Elmer, Leonard, Lawrence, and Murry Wardlow; two sisters, Dora Warldow Parker and Sally Wardlow Yelverton. Services were held on February 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Rev. Steve Wilbanks officiating. Burial followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery at Shiloh, Tennessee.

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community news • Pictures from Father and Daughter Dance If you haven’t picked up your pictures from the Father-Daughter Dance held Feb. 9 at Civic Center, please come by the office at the center and do so. • New at McConnico Library McConnico Library announces the addition of many new audio books. Some of the new additions are: 1. Empire and Honor by W.E. Griffin, 2. Private Berlin by James Patterson, 3. The Husband List by Janet Evanqvich, 4. Collateral Damage by Stuart Woods, 5. Suspect by Robert Crais and others. Please ask for our new book list and remember childrens story time every Friday at 10:30. Everyone is invited to the library. For more information, call Library Director Norma Humphries at 6455571. •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 28 • Food Give Away in McNairy County Food give away for the needy in McNairy County Thursday, Feb. 28th from 8:30 a.m. until all food is given away at 445 Farber St., Adamsville, corner of Farber Drive and Walnut St. across from Tri-County Nursing Home and Adamsville Community Center. To Qualify for Food: 1. Monthly income below $2,700 for a family of four. (bring pay stub or Food Stamp Card) 2. Need picture ID or Social Security Card. 3. Bring utility bill stub (showing you live in McNairy County) 4. Only one box of food, per household or address. First come, first serve until all food is given away. We plan to have this program available every month, watch paper for date. Sponsored by Mid-South Food Bank and McNairy County Loaves and Fishes. 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. • City of Michie Spaghetti Dinner The City of Michie is having a spaghetti dinner March 1 at 6 p.m. at the Michie Civic Center. The cost of the dinner is $5 and it includes spaghetti, slaw, bread and a drink. Also at the event we will be having a cake walk and bake sale. Money raised from this will help put on more community events. If you would like to pre-order or donate baked goods, please call 731239-3680. • Stantonville Fish Fry A fish fry will be held on Friday, March 1 at Stantonville Fire Department from 4 until 7 p.m. There will be fish and chicken available. March 2 • Purdy Community Center Dance Dance Saturday night March 2 at the Purdy Community Center. The band Ronnie Whitten and Company will be performing the two step, square dance and line dancing. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs, popcorn, candy, cookies and drinks. • 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 731610-3637, or the Jesus Cares Thrift Store at 731-646-2600, or the Jesus Cares Office at 731-645-4388. • Spring Fling Pageant at 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 2

March 5 • Parents of Angels Support Group The Parents of Angels Support Group will hold their first meeting on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 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. For questions or more information please contact D’Ray and Mandy Horton at 731-6107822 or you can send e-mails to 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 meet ASSAULTS ON GUN RIGHTS ? First Amendment, Second Amendment, Third Amendment and even Fourth Amendment ? Our God given rights are under attack in our nation. Question remains: Can we politically organize locally to oppose this? NonPartisan 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

bethel springs news By Mrs. T.C. Williams Contributor

Hello everyone, It's been a while since you heard from me, but all is well with the folks here in Bethel Springs. It looks like the old groundhog missed it this time, maybe you'll do better next year (smile). A big thanks goes out to everyone who volunteered for the cleanup on Saturday. Our little town will never look the same again but thanks to your help is begin to look better. Tony Martin of New York came down last week for a short visit with Wheaty Martin and George Hurst of the Purdy community. They enjoyed his visit. Erica Jones and Jacqueline off Laverne spent last week with her parents and sister, Willie and Tamela Sain, also Chastity. Mozella Baldridge joined them on Sunday for dinner. Shirley Williams and TC Williams attended the Jackson District United Methodist women meeting Sunday at Sardis UMC. The women of the district celebrated a day apart. The youth of the

church choir did the singing and a great lunch was served. A large number was in attendance from across the Jackson district. The theme was"Living the Heart of God". A donation was taken by the women and sent to New Bethel UMC to help in restoring the church from the recent storm damage and also to feed the UMCOR workers. Everyone had a good time. Shirley Williams is the president of the Jackson district. Sandra Pivstorek and husband from the Masseyville community visited Mozella Baldrige last week. Shirley Williams attended him in the Southwest Council meeting in Jackson on Thursday. TC Williams accompanied her and visited the eye doctor for a checkup, also Eugene visited Joyce Polk while in Jackson. Our plans was to visit Rev. and Mrs. Crockett, but they were not at home. They are on the sick list keep them in your prayers. Rev. Shirley Williams delivered the morning message at New Bethel United Methodist Church in the ab-

sence of our pastor, Brother Gary Campbell. Her message came from the book of Esther titled, “It's all in your hands”. The McNairy County third annual AfricanAmerican history banquet was held on Saturday at the Selmer Civic Center. The keynote speaker was Dr. AJ Stovall, Rust College Social Science Division chair. The event was hosted by the Rosenwald community center organization of Bethel Springs and the Community Development Coalition of Guys Tennessee. A large crowd was in attendance for this grand occasion. Being grateful for the little things that make each day worthwhile. A friend who brings you flowers, a loved one's warming smile. However great or small, for they're the silver lining whenever storm clouds call. Appreciate the moments shared with friends and family as you pray for one another or sip a cup of tea. So until next time take good care of yourself and others.

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Independent Appeal v Page 9A 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! March 9 • Lawton Community Center Fundraiser Lawton Community Center will have a fundraiser on Saturday, March 9 from 5 until 8 p.m. There will be an auction, homemade chili, hotdogs, dessert and drink. $5.00 ticket at the door. For more information call 610-7578. •Selmer American Legion The Selmer American Legion Post 162 will be hosting the 10th District meeting on Sat., March 9 at the Selmer Civic Center at 12 noon. This is a luncheon meeting. Fried chicken and catfish with all the trimmings for only $8 per person. The State Commander, Mike Hammer and several other top State Officers will be in attendance as well as all Posts of the 10th District. For further information contact Alex Smith 646-2550 or 4392880. • Bake Sale for St. Jude There will be a bake sale benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Sat., March 9 at Rite-Aid in Selmer beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, please call 6102463 or 610-4181. This is a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital authorized fundraiser. All proceeds will go to St. Jude. 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 731-610-9688 or 731-439-6804. March 16 • Winter Fest 2013 A Winter Fest 2013 will be March 16 at Selmer City Park. Gates open at 9 a.m. All events end at 10:30 p.m. It will be a car show and bike run. Come out and support our troops! For more information contact Justin Vales at 731439-2424. • Adamsville Bluegrass benefit The Adamsville Bluegrass Association will have 7 bluegrass bands performing a benefit on March 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at “The Marty”, (Community Center) in Adamsville. The benefit will be given in Christian love to help Clarence Goodrum, Jr., a cancer patient. Clarence is recognized as one of the premiere 5-string banjo players between Memphis and Nashville. Currently he is with “Flatwoods”, the host band for the March 16 show. He has played with many bluegrass bands. Bands are asking friends and followers to come together in Adamsville to help a fellow bluegrass picker. The show will start promptly at 2 p.m. with Flatwoods opening with David Killingsworth and Wayne Jerrolds on twin fiddles. Following bands (not in order) will be Scotty Baugas and Boone Creek, Holt Family, Crossroads, Savannah Grass, Hatchie Bottom Boys, Bluegrass Pals. A special feature will be Kay Bain of Channel 9 in Tupelo, MS. Cakes, an auction and food will be the order of the day. For information call Bobbye Wagoner at 731-632-0635 or Wayne Jerrolds 731-925-2161. Note: the 2 p.m. start at the regular Clay Wagoner Bluegrass Show. March 21 • Annual Spring Dinner Meeting McNairy County Forest Landowners Association will hold their Annual Spring Dinner Meeting Thurs., March 21 at the Eastview Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. Meal provided. All members and individuals interested in learning about forestry and sharing with other landowners are urged to attend. RSVP’s must be phoned to Area Forester at 645-3531, UT Extension office at 645-3598 or Association at 645-9384 by March 15th. Call for additional information.

church events March 2 •Union Grove Methodist Breakfast Union Grove Methodist on Pleasant Site Road off Hwy 142 will serve a fabulous country breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2. Breakfast will include bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, biscuits, fruit, gravy, grits, and all the trimmings. Cost will be a donation. Come join us for some wonderful food and fellowship. 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. March 3-6 • Revival at Chewalla Baptist Church A revival will be held March 3-6 at Chewalla Baptist Church. On Sunday, March 3, Mike Smithey will preach at 10:45 a.m. and John Coleman will preach at 6 p.m. Monday - Wednesday services will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4, Chad Grayson will be the speaker. On Tuesday, March

5, Ed Newton will lead a Youth Rally. On Wednesday, Mar. 6, Tommy Vinson will preach. Nursery will be provided for all services. For more info., see the church’s Facebook page. March 5 • Youth Rally A “Youth Rally” will be led by Ed Newton on Tuesday, March 5 at Chewalla Baptist Church. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Newton, a Bible communicator, has led youth conferences all over the nation. For more information, see the church’s Facebook page. Events will be listed for two weeks as space is available.

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Sports Independent Appeal

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Making McNairy County Sports headlines for more than 110 years

Volume 110, Number 41, Wednesday, February 27, 2013

B Section

Cards end season against stiff competition By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Though the 2012-2013 Cardinals rose from the ashes of their worst basketball season in school history by tripling their win total from a year ago, Adamsville (1613) was unable to advance past the first round of the Region 8-A Tournament.

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Lane Burcham takes the mid-range jumpshot against the Tigers. Burcham had 12 points in the contest.

UT Vols: Nowhere to go but up By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

Although it is winter, college football fans do not hibernate. We have all been on the Internet, searching our social media and sports news sites trying to figure out how our teams might be next year. This is the part of the college football season that can be the most exciting...recruiting season. Every head coach in the country is in a scramble, trying to figure out what holes they need to fill and who they are going to get to fill them. If you’re like me, you have been paying attention to firstyear head coach Butch Jones and this year’s crop of Volunteer recruits. Vols fans all around, especially if you are Facebook friends with my mom, have been hearing names such as: Marquez North, Joshua Dobbs, Riley Ferguson, Ryan Jenkins, Corey Vereen and Austin Sanders among many others. These are some of the top recruits that Jones has indeed signed to the Volunteers roster. Who are these kids? Fans and supporters alike never really have the insight that coaches do. They may hear rumors about how good a player is, or they are told that a player could change the game as we know it, but it’s the coaches that really see the potential. Jones and his staff, along with every other staff in the country, have been working night and day to find, evaluate, process, and recruit the players they think they need in their program in the upcoming season. Heading back to Tennessee, Jones has a tough job ahead of him. He has to sell a school that has not been on top of its game the past few years. Sometimes it can be hard to convince a young man with talent that instead of going to another school like Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Texas, or any other Division I school in the area, that he should come here and be a Vol. What Jones and his staff are in need of are players not looking to be in the national spotlight, but players who want to build a program and leave a legacy of hard work and determination behind for the generations to come.

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The Booker T. Washington Warriors entered their tournament opener against Adamsville last Saturday as the No. 1 ranked team in the state with a 23-3 record and a District 16-A Championship. Despite their underdog status, the Cardinals gave the Warriors a run for their money. Cardinal head coach Nathaniel Root said the atmosphere at BTW was electric, and he likened the game to a prize fight between boxers battling for a title. “We went into an unbelievable basketball environment in Memphis,” said Root. “Booker T. came out early and gave us a first round knock down and got up 12-2 on us, but we kept taking their punches as we slowly got back in it by punching back.” After wiping their brows and cleaning their wounds with a 21-8 deficit in the first quarter, the Cardinals refused to go down and battled back to cut the Warrior lead to six points by halftime. “We came out in the second half and cut their lead to three points, but we never

could get any closer than that,” said Root. “My guys came in and played tough. I don’t believe in moral victories, but I definitely believe it’s something for us to build on next year.” Sophomore Tucker Campbell and junior Lane Burcham both scored 12 points for Adamsville in the loss. Both averaged more than 10 points per game this season. Seniors John Mark Pettit and Brandon White each scored three points against Booker T. Washington in what became the final game of their high school careers. “I hate to lose such great leadership in John Mark and Brandon,” said Root. “This year, they really bought into what we needed to do and the understanding that they may not be the scorers on this team, but they are undoubtedly the leaders.” The Cardinals improved from a fivewin team last season to a 16-win team this year. Root believes the team’s evolution is a trend that will continue, and anything short of a district championship next year would be a disappointment. He was also appreciative of the support given to his team this season. “I appreciate everyone that came out this year to support us,” Root said about Cardinals fans. “Toward the end of the year, we went on a roll and it was a great atmosphere here at Adamsville. We also had a great fan base to follow us to Booker T. We hope everyone will come out and be just as supportive next year.”

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Lady Cats end great season By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

A two-point home loss to the Dyersburg Lady Trojans in the first round of the Region 7-AA Tournament ended the Lady Bobcats’ season last Thursday.

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It came down to the final minutes in the Lady Cats’ match-up against the Lady Trojans. It boiled down to managing the clock and free throw shooting, and the Lady Trojans just did it better. The Lady Bobcats took the lead early but could not hold onto it. After the first quarter, they found themselves down 13-8. McNairy picked up the pace in the second quarter and matched the Lady Trojans in most aspects of the game. They went in the break with some momentum but were down 22-17. Clawing the entire time, the Lady Cats never fell too far behind. Mikaela Rowland and Mallorie Sweat led the McNairy offense and

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Mallorie Sweat goes strong through the lane against the Lady Trojans. Sweat scored 11 points in the contest.

More than 1,000 attend Sportsman’s Banquet By Stephanie Parsons Staff Writer

Last Saturday, over 1,000 people attended the Sportsman’s Banquet, held at MCHS. To benefit The Lauren King Ministries and Ronald McDonald House. Chris Whitten, who serves as a member of The Lauren King Ministries committee, stated that it took eight months of planning to bring this entire thing together. The outpouring of support given by businesses and personal donations made it possible for the large sum of over $10,000 to be accumulated before the first ticket was sold. The respect that people have for The Lauren King Ministries, as well as the King family, was made apparent by the large number of people in attendance. “I could have never met anyone like the King family. They have touched so many people’s lives, not just through The Lauren King Ministries, but in everyday life as well,” Whitten said as he spoke of Larron’s legacy and his hopes for the future continuation of The Lauren King Ministries. Larron and Anita King began their journey to help families with a child suffering from a disease or illness at Staff Photo by Rodney Murray St. Jude Children’s Hospital when they Many gather to scale the rock climbing wall, which was one experienced the devastating loss of of many fun attractions at the Sportsman’s Banquet. their one-year-old daughter, Lauren

King, to Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in 1996. Since that tragic time in their life, they have spent one Saturday every month for the past 13 years giving aid and support to so many that are going through a similar situation they once endured. The Ronald McDonald House offers a place for families with a child receiving care from St. Jude to call home. Anita King explained that while families are staying at the RMH, they are provided all the essentials any household would need – food, linens, toiletries, etc. – all without the financial burden each one carries. The King family understands how important it is to have a place like Ronald McDonald House and what it provides, and it is so easy to take them for granted. The financial means it takes in order to keep RMH running is very costly, and that is why events like this are so important. The Sportsman’s Banquet was the second benefit the committee organized for the Lauren King Ministries, the first was held in Michie in order to help the King family after Larron King passed in 2012, due to a tragic car accident.. Chris Whitten expressed that he hoped, since the first benefit was such

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Senior project honors sister, raises $1,100 for St. Jude By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

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Kyle Burns, Rachel Burns, and Alicia Burns race in last Saturday’s 5K race for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the Selmer City Park. Kyle organized the event with his mother Vonda as part of his senior project. The charity has special significance to the Burns family because Molly, Kyle’s older sister, received treatment at St. Jude for two years before losing her life to a brain tumor more than a decade ago.

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Each year, future graduates of McNairy Central High School are challenged to devote time, research, and energy into completing their senior projects. For many, finding a basis for their project is a difficult task. When Kyle Burns was presented with his project, he wanted to do a project on running. After speaking with his mother, he found a way to use that idea to honor his sister and raise more than $1,100 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the same time. “We were wanting to do something different,” Kyle said. “I was looking to do something for my senior project, and I had already started it on running, and I decided to do this to help St. Jude. They are a very different hospital. They help families in ways that other hospitals don’t.” Burns and his mother, Vonda, worked together to organize a 5K race last Saturday to raise money for the hospital that helped their family and to honor their fallen family member Molly Burns. In October of 2000, Molly, who was 6-years-old at the time, was diagnosed with grade 4 anaplastic astrocytoma – a type of brain tumor. At that time Vonda and her husband Sanford brought their daughter to St. Jude for treatment. Molly went through several rounds of expensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment at St. Jude and succumbed to her illness two years later. For the Burns family, which was struggling with their daughter’s illness and ultimate passing, money was never an issue in securing Molly’s treatment. No family ever pays St. Jude for anything, despite the fact that the hospital has an operating budget of $1.8 million per day. “We were a St. Jude family, so we know how every dime, every penny helps the families,” Vonda said. “It is a quality of life issue.

If it wasn’t for St. Jude, we wouldn’t have had the last two years that we had with her. Because of them our entire focus was on her. We never had to worry about the financial part at all. “I know that I will never be able to repay them. Even though they were not able to find a cure, I know that they did everything in their power to find a cure.” Despite last Saturday’s cold temperatures, the race drew approximately 60 runners to Selmer City Park for the early-morning run. Vonda said that the cold morning reminded her of the many cold mornings that Molly would wake up early for the long drive to Memphis for treatment that she knew, in the short term, would make her feel even more sick. She said that Molly never complained about the cold or the drive even on mornings when it was 10 degrees. Just like Molly, she said that there were no complaints from the runners, because they all knew where the money for the race was going and how it would help. Beyond the support their family received from St. Jude, Vonda said that everyone in the McNairy County community was supportive of their family at the time of her daughter’s illness, and she said that she witnessed that support again when they were getting prepared for the race. Kyle started researching the topic of marathon running and worked with his project advisor Shelva Moore. As the topic evolved into the 5K charity race, Moore continued to work with the Burns to assist with directions. “He was able to do the project he wanted and end up helping somebody,” Vonda said. “So we decided to raise money for St. Jude.” Kyle and Vonda said that many others in the community came together to help with this event. Vonda said that Teresa Lester at Rite Aid had promised to help with balloons but that the store

didn’t open until 8 a.m. They needed the balloons at 7 a.m. “When I found out what time they opened, I said ‘Well just don’t worry about it,’” Vonda said. “But (Lester) said, ‘No ma’am, this is for St. Jude.’ She came in at a little after 6 a.m., my son picked them up at 7 a.m., and she wasn’t even supposed to be there that day.” Vonda said that as soon as she said St. Jude, people decided they were going to help. She said that Food Giant responded in kind when they were approached, and when Aaron’s was asked for a small donation, they instead came through with hundreds of bottles of water. “There are so many of people in McNairy County who want to help, it’s unbelievable how it makes you feel,” Vonda said. The Burns said that they were happy with the turnout for the event and hoped that they could continue the event in future years. Donations are still being made for this event, and those wishing to give can contact Vonda at (731) 610-6580.

The Race With more than 60 participants in this year’s 5K and temperatures in the upper 30s, runners had to thaw out as they ran. The group competed for men’s and women’s awards in four categories. The route sent runners from the park out across Poplar Avenue and around the loop on Mollie Drive. Once back at the park, runners then made two loops around the track and finished the race. Men’s race winners 10 and under – Aiden Gray 11-17 – Jonathon Nixon 18-35 – Brian McGee 36 and up – Sam Carroll Women’s race winners 11-17 – Darby Drinkard 18-35 – Ruth Loung 36 and up – Dawn Hillard




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Region Tournament Brackets Region 8-A Girls


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By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

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New Lion head coach Michael Stroup is now a father figure to more than just his sons. cants that we interviewed. kids, their families and the make a few evaluations, Of these four Michael real- community. We are excited and I am going to get the right people in place so ly stood out, and we clearly to have him.” Needless to say, Stroup that we can become a winconcluded that he was the ning program which will right fit for the program. is excited as well. “I’ve talked to some take us where we need to He is full of energy and excitement, and that’s what of the guys that I will be be.” So come on out when we need in our young pro- coaching and it seems to gram which is only in its me that they have some Scotts Hill plays Adamsville sixth year. He has a passion potential. They just need and give Coach Stroup just for the game, and I think to be pushed,” said Stroup. a little support when you that will spill over to our “I am going to take a look see him on the opposite at the coaching staff and sideline, but not too much.

LAdy Cats From Page 1B

kept them in the game, but it was not enough. The two combined to score 23 points in the loss. “We had a great effort and a good comeback in the fourth quarter, but came up a little short,” said head coach Jerry Lott. “Coach Price and I were pleased with the teams’ hard work and dedication this season, and our parents and fans have been great supporters all season. The Lady Cats finished their season with a record of 22-8 and look forward to more success next season.


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(MCHS) Mikaela Rowland: 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast; Mallorie Sweat: 11 Pts, 4 Reb; BreAnna Burge: 9 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast; Haven Phelps: 9 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Brianna Phelps: 5 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast; Ziporrah Woods: 2 Pts, 6 Reb

McNairy Central Bobcat Baseball Schedule Date March 11 March 12 March 14 March 14 March 15 March 15 March 16 March 16 March 19 March 20 March 20 March 22 March 22 March 25 March 26 March 27 April 2 April 3 April 4 April 6 April 6 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 10 April 12 April 12 April 15 April 16 April 17 April 19 April 22 April 24 April 25 April 26 April 27

Opponent @Scotts Hill (JV) Scotts Hill (JV) @Belmont, Miss. @Mooreville, Miss. @Mantachie, Miss. @Pontotoc, Miss. @Calhoun City, Miss. @Potts Camp, Miss. @Middleton (JV) @South Gibson @South Side @Montgomery Central @Liberty @Bolivar Central (JV) Bolivar Central (JV) Middleton (JV) Trinity Christian (JV) @Camden @Haywood Co. @Lexington @Liberty Fayette-Ware (JV) @Fayette-Ware (JV) Lexington South Side Scotts Hill Trinity Christian Chester Co. (JV) @Chester Co. (JV) Hardin Co. (JV) Adamsville (JV) @Riverside @Madison @Adamsville (JV) @Hardin Co. (JV) @Trinity Christian (JV)

Time 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. TBD 4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo

BreAnna Burge fires the three against Dyersburg and scores 9 points in her final game as a Lady Bobcat.

Adamsville Cardinal Baseball Schedule Date



March 12


6:00 p.m.

March 13


6:00 p.m.

March 13

South Gibson

8:00 p.m.

March 15

@South Side

sports Briefs 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) 610-7557. Everyone is invited to come out and support these incredible athletes, and volunteers are always welcome. Adamsville Dixie Youth Baseball/Softball Dixie Youth signups for Adamsville baseball and softball will began on Feb. 16. Signups will run through tryout dates, and registration forms should be turned in at Adamsville City Hall. Tryout dates are as follows: 5-6 Majors on March 7 at 6 p.m. (F1); 7-8 Boys on March 7 at 7 p.m. (F1); 9-10 Boys on March 8 at 6 p.m. (F1); 11-12 Boys on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. (F1); 13-14 Boys on March 12 at 6 p.m. (F3); 7-8 Girls on March 11 at 5:30 p.m. (F2); 9-10 Girls on March 11 at 6:30 p.m. (F2); 11-12 Girls on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. (F2). 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 sea-

McNairy Central Lady Bobcat Softball Schedule Date


3) Bolivar

Stroup named Scotts Hill’s second head coach After this season current McNairy Central assistant football and baseball coach Michael Stroup will be making a big change. Stroup, after being an assistant at Delta State University, and Adamsville, Tupelo, and McNairy Central high schools, will be taking his first head coaching job when he takes over for the Scotts Hill Lions. “I see a good opportunity there,” said Stroup. “They are a bunch of good kids. They remind me a lot of Adamsville. I think that they just need something to buy into, that spark to get them excited and to get them wanting to play.” Stroup has spent a little time talking with a few of his future players but will not be leaving McNairy Central until after the school year. “Our coach resigned at the end of last season,” said Scotts Hill Principal and Athletic Director Brian Norton. “As we went through the application process, we had four appli-

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son 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) 6102093 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) 6103444. 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) 234-7648. The cost to preregister is $20. Registering at the race will cost $25. Senior Softball League Senior Softball will begin practicing on March 8 at Patriot Park in Selmer. Anyone interested may sign up that night at the field, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be practices each Friday night until April 5 when teams will be assigned. The cost is $40 per person. Games will be played on Friday nights. For more information, contact Sybil Dancer at (731) 645-3866.

Adamsville Lady Cardinal Softball Schedule Date



March 2

@Liberty Playday


March 9

Adamsville Playday


March 11

@Hardin Co. Tourney


March 11

@Hardin Co. Tourny


March 14


4:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

March 15

Booneville, Miss.


March 12

@Hardin Co. Tourney


March 18

@Trinity Christian (JV) 6:00 p.m.

March 18

@South Side

5:00 p.m.

March 14

McNairy Central (JV)

4:30 p.m.

March 19

Trinity Christian (JV)

6:00 p.m.

March 15

@Northeast Tournament TBA

March 26

@Hardin Co. (JV)

6:00 p.m.

March 18

Scotts Hill (JV)

4:30 p.m.

March 28

@Huntingdon Tourney TBD

March 19

Hardin Co.

4:30 p.m.

March 29

March 19

Chester Co.

5:00 p.m.

March 21



@Huntingdon Tourney TBD

March 25

@Gulf Coast Classic


March 21


5:00 p.m.

March 30

@Huntingdon Tourney TBD

April 1


5:00 p.m.

March 22

@Camden Tourney


April 1

Madison (JV)

6:00 p.m.

March 23

@Camden Tourney


April 2

@Madison (JV)

6:00 p.m.

April 1


5:00 p.m.

April 5

@Chester Co. (JV)

6:00 p.m.

April 4

@Trinity Christian (JV) 5:00 p.m.

April 8

@Riverside (JV)

April 9

April 2

Alcorn Central, Miss.

5:30 p.m.

April 4

South Side

5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

April 5


5:00 p.m.

April 5

@Wayne Co. (DH)

5:00 p.m.

Riverside (JV)

6:00 p.m.

April 8

Fayette-Ware (DH)


April 8

@Bolivar Central

4:30 p.m.

April 10

Hardin Co.

4:00 p.m.


4:30 p.m.

Chester Co.

8:00 p.m.

@Alcorn Central, Miss. 5:30 p.m.

April 9

April 10

April 12

3:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.



@Scotts Hill (JV)

April 12

April 15

April 11

9:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.


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@Middleton (JV)

April 12

April 16

April 15 April 16

Middleton (JV)

5:00 p.m.

April 15

Scotts Hill (JV)

6:00 p.m.

April 18

Bolivar Central

4:00 p.m.

April 19

@McNairy Central (JV) 5:00 p.m.

April 16

@Scotts Hill (JV)

6:00 p.m.

April 19


5:00 p.m.

April 22

Riverside (JV)

4:30 p.m.

April 18

Hardin Co. (JV)

6:00 p.m.

April 23

Chester Co. (JV)

4:30 p.m.

April 19

@McNairy (JV)

6:00 p.m.

April 25

Trinity Christian (JV)

4:30 p.m.

April 22

@Middleton (JV)

6:00 p.m.

April 26

@Hardin Co. (JV)

4:30 p.m.

April 23

Middleton (JV)

April 25

McNairy (JV)

April 22


5:00 p.m.

April 23

@Bolivar Central

4:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

April 25

Hardin Co.

5:00 p.m.

April 29

Bolivar Central

4:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

April 29

@Chester Co.

5:00 p.m.

April 30

@Chester Co. (JV)

4:30 p.m.


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By the end of the first quarter, Adamsville trailed by 27 points. Playing at Middleton is a task that is difficult enough. Climbing out of a nearly 30-point hole after one quarter proved to be an impossible task for the Cardinals. Though Adamsville managed to outscore Middleton in both second half quarters, it only cut their deficit to 24 points. Tucker Campbell led AHS with 19 points and seven rebounds, and brothers Lane and Ross Burcham combined to score 25. The rest of the Cardinals accounted for just 10 points in the loss.

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(AHS) Tucker Campbell: 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast; Lane Burcham: 12 Pts, 5 Reb; Dakorea Dilworth: 6 Pts, 1 Ast; Tyler Hammock: 6 Pts; Ross Burcham: 5 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk; Brandon White: 3 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; John Mark Pettit: 3 Pts, 1 Ast

Middleton Adamsville

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Victim of District 15-A’s biggest upset of the season, which came at the hands of the No. 4-seeded Riverside Panthers in the tournament semifinals, the No. 1-seeded Tigers dropped into the consolation game on Feb. 19 and beat the Adamsville Cardinals for the 17th consecutive time. The loss to Riverside very well might have angered Middleton, because the Tigers were fierce in their dismantling of the Cards.

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Tucker Campbell swings a pass on the baseline and finishes his season leading the Cardinals in scoring with more than 14 points per game.


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(AHS) Tucker Campbell: 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk; Ross Burcham: 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl; Lane Burcham: 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Blk; John Mark Pettit: 6 Pts, 2 Ast, 2 Stl; Austin Cotner: 2 Pts; Jake Miller: 2 Pts

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Hunters, anglers have $1.8 billion impact on Tennessee’s economy By Cole Henry Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Washington, DC – The 994,000 people that hunt or fish in Tennessee have a tremendous impact on the state’s economy. In 2011, these outdoorsmen and women spent $1.8 billion with a ripple effect of $2.9 billion, and supported 26,389 jobs in the state. New data released today by theCongressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) documents the importance of sportsmen and women’s activities in Tennessee and across the nation. The state fact sheets follow the release of CSF’s national report, America’s Sporting Heritage, Fueling the American Economy, that was released in mid-January. “Many people may not fully comprehend how important hunting and fishing are to the fabric of this country. Yet nationally there are more people who hunt or fish than go bowling, and their spending would land them at #24 on the Fortune 500 list,” commented Jeff Crane,

President of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. “Sportsmen and women spent $1.8 billion on hunting and fishing in Tennessee in 2011, which is more than the receipts for all livestock products in the state that year ($1.8 billion vs $1.4 billion).” Intended to provide a series of “sound bites” that resonate within the outdoor community as well as the general public, the CSF data spotlights some of the most compelling information about hunters and anglers in every state. For example, 994,000 people (resident and non-resident) hunted or fished in Tennessee in 2011, well more than the total population of Knoxville, the state’s third largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (994,000 vs. 704,000). In addition, Tennessee’s resident sportsmen and women could fill the Tennessee Volunteers’ home football stadium nine times (923,000 vs. 100,000). Perhaps most importantly, hunters and anglers supported 26,389 jobs in Tennessee in 2011, nearly twice the amount of employ-

sportsman’s From Page 1B

a success, this would have produced the same, if not a better outcome. This occasion, however, was on a much grander scale. The day’s event’s started off with a bang, beginning with the indoor archery competition at the Jaycees Building at noon. An hour later, five hopefuls lined up to get their chance to compete in the skeet shooting contest. All who attended were in great spirits and looked to be having a good time . The diverse group of vendors offered something for everyone. Kids laughed as they played in the party jumpers, and a rock climbing wall was set up for anyone bold enough to at-

Staff Photo By Stephanie Parsons

Volunteer Chris Whitten presents winner, Molly Cheshier, one of the many door prizes.

ees of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the state’s largest employer (26,389 vs 15,000). Nationwide, the impact is even more impressive. There are more than 37 million hunters and anglers age 16 and up in this country - about the same as the population of the entire state of California. These sportsmen and women spent $90 billion on hunting and fishing in the United States in 2011, which is comparable to the combined global sales of Apple’s iPad® and iPhone® that year. In difficult economic times, it is important to note that both participation and spending by people who hunt and fish went up in 2011. Beyond the impact to businesses and local economies, sportsmen and women are the leaders in conserving fish and wildlife and their habitats. When you combine license and stamp fees, motorboat fuels, excise taxes on hunting and fishing equipment and membership contributions to conservation organizations, hunters and anglers directed $3 billion

tempt to climb to such great heights. Later into the evening, artist Randy Parrish painted a portrait of Jesus while on stage inside the gym, which was later auctioned for $975. Jimmy Mullins came in first amongst those who competed in the skeet shooting competition. The coveted prize that was offered to Mr. Mullins was a Remington .870 shotgun. An archery competition was held for adults and youths at the fairgrounds earlier in the day. Cash prizes were given to the top three winners in the adult portion later in the evening as well. First place winner, CJ Pickens, went home with $300 in cash. Second place went to Jeremy Stiddon, who won $150. Third place in the archery competition was awarded to Joshua Ashe, and he received $150. The youth archery winners were Katie Simpson and Sam Simpson, who won $50 and $25 as the first and second place winners.. As the night progressed 14 guns, a gun safe valued at $2500, and hundreds of dollars in door prizes and raffles were given away. However, before any prizes were awarded to the day’s winners, the King family was presented a gift as well. Mayor Ronnie Brooks asked Anita and Wes King to come to the stage to convey that Hwy. 64 would be named in honor of Larron King. For the second announcement, four scholarships given every year in honor of Larron and Lauren King were awarded. Anita King spoke to the Independent Appeal a short time after accepting these honors and stated how she was “truly humbled” by all the support she and her son, Wes, had received. Wes King explained how his work through The Lauren King Ministry has brought him joy in his times of sadness. He lost a sister and his father all before the age of 25. After months of hard work helping to get this benefit together, when asked if there were any plans to do something similar in the future, Chris Whitten made it a certainty. “Absolutely,” Whitten answered. “We are planning an affair for 2014 right now to build a theater for the kids at the Ronald McDonald House, so they won’t have to travel far to enjoy some entertainment with their loved ones.” When volunteers were asked if they had any future plans for more charitable work, all replied with a similar answer, “yes.”

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We need guys that are going to buy into the team effort, someone who will, by definition, “Give my all for Tennessee today.” Once we find these players, the one that will commit wholeheartedly and play at full speed 100 percent of the time, then we can begin getting better as a team and taking the program back to where it was in its glory days. Looking at the lists of recruits, which I encourage you to do, I see that Jones has identified one of the main problems that most of the fans see as well and is adding to the defensive side of the football. Tennessee’s defenses over the last few seasons have been, in lack of better terms, horrible. Only in Tennessee can we play the No. 1 team in the country (Alabama) to a three-point game and then turn around the next week and play the Troy Trojans, who were nowhere close to being ranked, to a three-point game. We have to fix these problems and this is the time when that happens. Do I expect Jones and his staff to come in and win a national championship in the first year? No, this is almost an impossible feat and is entirely too much to ask. But after having a recruiting class ranked 29th in the country by ESPN, do I expect improvement over last season? Absolutely. My goal for the Vols this year is to see them back in a bowl game, with a winning record. Also, I would like to see at least one win against who I consider to be the big three on our schedule – Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. If these things can happen, I think I will consider myself a happy fan and hope for more improvement in the future. (This column is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Independent Appeal or its owner.)

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towards on-the-ground conservation and restoration efforts in 2011 - that is over $95 every second. This does not include their own habitat acquisition and restoration work for lands owned or leased for the purpose of hunting and fishing, which would add another $11 billion to the mix. The base data for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation report and state fact sheets comes from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Associated Recreation. From this base data, CSF and its partners the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the American Sportfishing Association commissioned Southwick Associates to develop detailed reports on the hunting and fishing industries, respectively. These reports provide the information that CSF uses in their comparisons to other industries and activities that may be more recognizable to the general public. The CSF report and state information for all 50 states are available on the CSF website.

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Teague receives Trailblazer Award for outstanding service Submitted

of students in his heart as he makes his day-to-day and long-range decisions. We are very happy that Mr. Teague’s peers and contemporaries have recognized Ronnie Teague, McNairy County’s Director of Ca- him with the great honor of the Trailblazer Award!” Pat Todd, Regional CTE Consultant commented, reer-Technical Education was recently honored by his peers with the Trailblazer Award, given for outstanding “Mr. Teague stands out as a person with a sound work ethic, motivator for his teachers, students and personservice in career-technical education. nel, for the implementation of Teague, in his 14th year as local successful programs that are CTE Director, received the regional needed for business and indusaward as West Tennessee’s Trailblaztry, and a caring individual for er before emerging as the recipient the community, teachers, and of the Tennessee Trailblazer Award students. He possesses excepas well. tional organizational ability, Currently in his 43rd year of sercommunication skills, sound vice in public education, Teague is judgment, reliability and anarecognized at the local, regional, lytical ability, all leading to and state levels as a leader in careersuccess in the endeavors he technical education. He supervises chooses. Under his leadership, all career-technical programs in McNairy County has excelled the local school system, including in academic and career-techbusiness, auto body collision repair, nical skills achievement.” metals technology, building trades, Thom Smith, Executive Difamily and consumer science, agrector of the Tennessee Council riculture, health science, and prefor Career and Technical Eduengineering. He oversees the High cation, commended Teague Schools That Work program in Mcfor his service on the state’s Nairy County and spearheaded the CTE Executive Committee, on effort to build the McNairy County RONNIE TEAGUE several state task forces, as a Ag Center. “Mr. Teague effectively provides leadership to our proponent of numerous initiatives, and for his work outstanding Career-Technical programs through the with state legislators. “Mr. Teague has presented at nutremendous support he provides for our teachers, the merous state and national conferences on educational lasting connections he builds with stakeholders, and programs and projects that have been successful. His his continual advocacy with school, community, state, firsthand experience has guided others in the developand national leaders,” noted Dr. Brian Jackson, Super- ment of strong CTE programs and projects throughout visor of Instruction. “He always has the best interest the state.” McNairy County Schools

Ramer Elementary celebrates Career Day

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Brandi Wardlow’s Kindergarten class at Ramer Elementary School recently had a Career Day where students came to school dressed as “what they wanted to be when they grow up.” A special visitor, Kason Brown’s dad, Kerry, came and shared his chosen career with the students. Kerry is a builder and he helped each girl in the class build a jewelry box. Each boy built a tool box. All of the students agreed that it was a wonderful day.

Volume 08 Issue 41 February 27, 2013 Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association The PawPrint is a publication of the McNairy Central High School Journalism Department. The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the administration, faculty or staff.

EDITOR Aaron Friend REPORTERS: Kaitlyn Boggs ADVISER Lisa Forsythe


February 26 •HOSA mtg during HR February 28 •Faculty meeting 3:05 March 7 •Midterm Exams: 1st & 2nd block March 8 •Midterm Exams: 3rd & 4th block March 19 •ACT Exam for ALL juniors; school dismissed for 9, 10 & 12 grades

School menus Elementary Breakfast 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.  Feb - 27  Sausage Bagel Pizza or Yogurt Parfait, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Feb - 28  Mini Pancakes, Cereals, Variety, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Mar - 1  Sausage & Biscuit, Cereals, Variety, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Elementary Lunch 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 - 25  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.  FEB - 27  Mini Corn Dogs or Chicken Noodle Soup/Cheese Toast/ Crackers, Whole Kernel Corn, Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Garden Salad, Diced Peaches, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  FEB - 28  Traveling Taco or Meat Loaf/ Cornbread, Tiny Whole Potatoes, Pinto Beans, Collard

Greens Salsa, Garden Salad, Diced Strawberry Cups, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  MAR - 1  Cheese Sticks/Sauce or Steak & Gravy/Roll, Fluffy Whipped Potatoes, Green Beans, Garden Salad, Pineapple Tidbits, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  High School Lunch 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, Fluff, Whipped Potatoes, Green Beans, Garden Salad, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Feb - 27  Pizza or Rotel Chicken/Spanish Rice or Chili/Corn Chips/Crackers, French Fries, Baked Potato, Broccoli/Cheese Sauce, Garden Salad, Diced Strawberry Cups, Fresh Fruit, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Feb - 28  Pizza or Dixie Crunch Fish/ Hushpuppies or Deli Sandwich, French Fries, White Beans, Creamy Cole Slaw, Garden Salad, Diced Peaches, Fresh Fruit, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.  Mar - 1  Cheese Sticks/Sauce or Cheeseburger or Mexican Taco, French Fries, Whole Kernel Corn, Marinated Black Bean Salad, Garden Salad, Mixed Fruit, Fresh Fruit, Choice of Juice, Choice of Milk.

We Got Spirit, Yes We Do! And Then There Were None By: Kaitlyn Boggs

On Friday, February 15th, Arts in McNairy put on a play at the Latta building. Guests were treated to a delicious meal before they enjoyed the intriguing play. Agatha Christie’s novel And Then There Were None made for an amazing play and the cast did an excellent job. We began the night with all the servers gathering right outside the kitchen area at the Latta building. The servers included the Cats in Action, or CIA, club at McNairy Central, the catering group, and a few extra volunteers. The CIA members who worked the dinner were

myself, Kelsey Mardis, Ben Wallis, Aaron Friend, Kaitlin Wheatley, and Hannah Byrd. Preston Shackleford also helped us out as a volunteer. We served salads and drinks and the entrée to the guests before the show began. Then after the plates were cleared it was time for us to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. The lights came up to a scene set in the late 1960’s. It is the living room of a house on an island off the coast of South Carolina. The play begins with guests arriving to the house. They are greeted by Mrs. Owens’ secretary, Vera Claythorne. She informs them that the Owens, whose house they will be living in,

will be delayed. The characters all notice a poem with ten little figures sitting on a mantle. They begin reading the poem which starts, “Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; one choked his little self and then there were nine. Nine little Indian boys sat up very late; one overslept himself and then there were eight.” The poem goes on to tell how ten Indians disappear. The poem seems very unimportant, but as the story line progresses it gains importance. A voice comes over and reads off a list of names and the people that they have supposedly killed. Everyone in the house is mentioned and the characters realize that they aren’t on this island for a vacation. It’s only when people start dying that they realize they are trapped with a murderer out to get them. Hunter Steele, MCHS junior, played the part of Fred Narracot. Narracot is supposed to bring food and supplies to the island every morning. There is no boat on the island so Narracot is the only way off the island. They wait for him, but he doesn’t come. Narracot becomes an ominous figure as he walks back and forth in front of the house with suspicious tools. You begin to wonder if maybe he is the killer. Jared Walters,

Teachers show they have spirit at the pep rally. Mrs. Harbin (top left) has a new hairdo with her moves. (Center, l to r) Mrs. Allison, Mrs. Atkins, and Mrs. Williams all show their abilities to do the “Harlem Shake”, while Mr. John “Travolta” Friend gets a little Saturday Night Fever. MCHS teacher, played the part of a cop named William Blore. He survives in this play up to the near end. He is one of the last three survivors of the insane killer. The play reaches its climax when Vera Claythorne shoots Phillip Lombard, played by Josh Sanders. Justice Lorraine Wargrave, someone who had supposedly died earlier, shows up clapping

and explains her insane plan in detail. The story ends with Phillip shooting Wargrave and him telling Claythorne his ending the poem. Two little Indians get married and then there was one.


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Regional Sales ManagerDegree preferred, in Sales or Marketing. Ground Floor opportunity. Human interest publication. High commission. Call 731-610-9316 or mail resume to 109 South Second Street, Selmer, TN. (41)

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)

Wanting to rent 100 or more acres of pasture land for cattle. Will pay good price for good pasture. Call 731-607-9667. (41,42)

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 bdrm., 1 bath on 208 Adams Street in Selmer. $350 a month and $200 deposit. Call 901-849-2755. (41) Trailer - 2 bedroom 1 bath on Ramer - Selmer Rd. No pets call 610-6614. (41,42) Duplex - 2 bedroom, 1 bath on Coleman Lane $350 plus deposit. No pets call 6106614. (41,42) 2 or 3 bedroom, 1 bath on farm. Large, spacious, quiet, big trees, $550 month. Call 645-7514. (40,41)


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. 1-731-4249791, ext. 205. (40,41)

DANCERS $500.00 Sign on Bonus. Must be 18 yrs. of age no Experience Necessary. Cherries Gentlemen's Club.1500 Hwy 72 West Corinth, MS 662-286-2877. Certain Restrictions Apply. (37,38,39,40,41)


miscellaneous 401 - for sale Dell laptop $200 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731925-6183. (TF) 6 piece dining room set $150, sofa & love seat, coffee & side tables $150, bedroom set with mattress & side table and washer & dryer $150. 646-1200. (41) 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)

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 9349379 or 610-7529. Box Spring and Frame included. (40,41)

25.73 Acres, Butlers Chapel Road

Advertise in the Independent Appeal for $5.00 a week.

215A Court Ave. Selmer, TN

Carla Hall Broker/Owner

(731) 645-4255

For Sale: Low New Mattress prices: Sofa/Love seats $695/set. Choice of camouflage sofa/love or recliner sofa love $995/set. Bunk beds $189 each. Log beds & log wrapped dresser/mirror, chest, night stand, red or white cedar. Financing Available Hwy 45 North, Henderson, TN (Next to Sears). Call 731-610-1811. (41)

4612 - Oak St., Selmer $52,500 * Ready to Move-in * 3 bedrooms * 1 Bath * Carport * Shaded Yard * In Town

For Sale: Weslo eliptical Machine. Hardly used, $150.00. Call 731-610-9150. (41)

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4912 - Kirkpatrick., Selmer - $54,900 * Ranch Style * In Town * 0.40 acre +/* Move-In ready * 3 Bedrooms * 2 Baths

* Ranch Brick * Hardwood & Tile floors * 2 Bedrooms * 1.5 bath * lot * In Town

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#3245084: 200 Sewell, Selmer, TN - Vinyl siding home close to schools & hospital, deck, storage building. shaded yard. Inside is an open living area, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Large deck to enjoy morning coffee or afternoon tea.

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services 501 - professional services

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503 - public notices 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 and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Janice Wamsley & Kathy Maillard Executor, Administrator, Personal Representative Melissa Stewart, Attorney Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master/ Deputy Clerk 12758 40, 41 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Mortgagors: KENNETH RAY BULLINGTON and MILLY A. BULLINGTON Mortgagee/Holder: The Hardin County Bank Date and Time of Sale: April 9, 2013, at 12:35 PM Location of Sale: Front Door, McNairy County Courthouse 170 W. Court Ave., Selmer, TN 38375 Address of Property: 9093 Hwy. 142, Stantonville, TN Other Interested Parties: Farmers and Merchants Bank Assessor’s Map: 96-37.01 DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions, and payment provided for in the note payable to the order of The Hardin County Bank and mentioned in and secured by a deed of trust dated 11/26/2008, executed by the mortgagors listed above to Gordon Majors, Trustee, of record in deed of trust record book 394, page 1567, in the Reg-

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ister's Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, conveying the real estate therein and hereinafter described, and which notes are now due and unpaid and have been declared in default by The Hardin County Bank, the lawful owner and holder thereof; NOW THEREFORE, Gordon Majors, Trustee under said deed of trust, having been requested so to do by the holder and owner of the note, and by the power and authority vested in him by said deed of trust, hereby gives notice that he will on the date, time, and place listed above, sell to the highest bidder for cash the real estate conveyed by said deed of trust, situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and conveyed to Kenneth Ray Bullington by deed of Bob’s Salvage & Home Improvement Center, Inc., dated 11/24/2008, and recorded in deed book 210, page 400, in the Register’s Office of Hardin County, Tennessee. Reference is made to said instruments and to the record books and pages where recorded for a complete description of the property. Such sale will be made subject to all existing highway, roadway, and utility easements; any building and zoning regulations and restrictions; all unpaid taxes; any mechanics' and materialmen's liens; and any other matters shown in said Register’s Office. This is an attempt to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Title to said property is believed to be good, but I will sell and convey said property only as Trustee.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by Chapter No. 175, Public Arts of Tennessee 1939 as amended by Chapter 229, Public Act of 1971. Estate of Richard Etheridge, late of McNairy County, Tennessee. Notice is hereby given that on 19th of February, 2013, Letters Testamentary in respect to the Estate of Richard Etheridge, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk & Master of McNairy County, TN. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk & Master of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed (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 the 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 first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 19th day of February, 2013.


DATED at Savannah, Tennessee, this the 25th day of February, 2013. GORDON MAJORS, Trustee SMITH & SMITH, Attorneys for Trustee 434 Main Street Savannah, Tennessee 38372 12848 41, 42, 43

Terry Abernathy, Executor Estate of Richard Etheridge By Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master Terry Abernathy, Attorney 12845 41, 42

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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 redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a stake in the 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

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We are in possession of benefits due to the beneficiary of Ms. Francene Johnson. If you are the said beneficiary, please contact McNairy County Health Care Center located at 835 E. Poplar Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375-0349 Telephone number 731-645-3201.

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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.

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

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 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 Pettigrew 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.

tance 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.

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. This, the 5th day of December, 2012. 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 2:00 PM 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 par-

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 12441 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 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,

W. LEE LACKEY Attorney at Law 125 Pickwick Street N. Savannah, TN 38372 (731) 925-2535 12439 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 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 dis-

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ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC208 Adams Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l‑526‑8296 File # 7134-098924-FC Published: February 13, February 20, February 27 Green Tree Servicing LLC/ Adam Forsyth 12440 39, 40, 41

court briefs Leigh Ann Kilpatrick -5531 Leapwood Enville Rd., Adamsville, TN 38310-Robbery-Defendant bound over to McNairy Grand Jury Preliminary Hearing Anthony L. Ervin -23005 Hwy 125 North, Toone, TN 38381-Carry Weapon- Domestic Violence/Order of Protection-Dismiss on payment of cost to defendant. Defendant forfeits any interest he has in H.S. 22 Revolver and H.P. 9MM Pistol Pamela Steward - 455 Old Middleton Loop, Bolivar, TN 38008- Simple Possession/Casual Exchange-Dismiss on payment of cost. Officer is unable to prosecute the case. Defendant id indigent. Cannot pay fines and cost today defendant is on disability Johnny A. Lipford - 444 Payne Rd.,Bethel Springs, TN 38315-Domestic Assault- Fined 0+Cost. Sentenced to 30 days. Supervised Probation until fines and cost paid. Failure to Appear- Misdeamenor Christopher S. Ingle -1797 Feddie Davis Rd., Ramer, TN 38367- DUI: First Offense-Dismiss on payment of cost. Agreement with the State. Blood Work was lost by state and not able to be produced Joseph G. Berry - 4106 Ramer Selmer Rd., 38375Schedule IV Drugs: MFG, DEL, SELL, POSS- Dismiss upon plea to other charge. Simple Possession/casual exchangeFined $250+Cost. Sentenced to 30 days. Supervised Probation for 1 year. Alc/drug evaluation and counseling and rehab as recommended. Possession/sell/barter/giveaway legend drug- Dismiss upon plea to other charge. Caleb J. Grooms - 168 Narrow Gauge Rd., Trenton, TN 38382- Contribute to delinquent of a child- Fined $25+Cost. Sentenced to 12hrs. No Contact with victim/ child. Supervised Probation until fines and cost. Christopher S. Ingle - 1797 Feddie Davis Rd., Ramer, TN 38367- Open Container. William Marcus Hacker - 111 south Tina Dr., Selmer, TN 38375- DUI: First Offense-Fined $350+Cost of ($709.73). Sentenced to 48 hrs. Supervised Probation for 11/29. Possession unlaw drug paraphernalia-attemptFined $150+Cost. Sentenced to 48hrs. Supervised Probation for 1 year. Alc/drug evaluation and counseling or rehab as recommended. Driving without a licenseFined $10 no cost. Sentenced to 48 hrs. Supervised Probation for 1 year. Angelia M. Amos - 408 Florence Ave Apt.21, Selmer, TN 38375-Assault-Attempt- Fined $25+Cost. Victim failed to appear. Time served . No contact with victim. Supervised Probation until fines and cost paid. Michael O. Oneal -1012 Peach Street, Selmer, TN 38375- Driving While license Suspended- 2nd or subsequent -Fined $50+cost. Sentenced to 48hrs. Supervised Probation until fines and cost paid. Not to drive in TN for 6 months. John L. Porter - 5910 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN 38379Driving while license suspended- Dismiss on payment of cost. Supervised Probation until fines and cost paid. Tracey Chenault - 828 Moose Lodge Rd., Selmer TN 38375- Schedule IV Drugs:MFG, DEL, SELL, POSS.Dismiss upon plea to other charge. Simple poss/casual exchange-Fined $750+cost. Defendant is indigent cannot pay fine and cost today. Sentenced to 48hrs Supervised Probation for 1 year. Driving while license suspendedDismiss upon plea to other charge. Jason T. Brown - 200 Redbud Street Apt. 237, Selmer, TN 38375- Assault- Attempt- Dismiss on payment of cost upon request of victim defendants 1st case. Dusty L. Wolfford - 128 Beechwood Street, Jasper, TX 75951- Theft of merchandise-shoplifting- fined $25+cost. Sentenced to 2 days. No contact with Walmart for 1 year. Supervised Probation until fines and cost paid. Rest to remain open 36 hrs community service. Rusty Jarrett - 33 Falcon Street, Selmer TN 38375- Motor Vehicle Tresspass- Fined $25+Cost. Sentenced to 10 days. No contact with victims or victims property. 48Hrs community service. Supervised Probation until fines and cost paid Ronald H. Miller - 68 Griswell Lane. Selmer, TN 38375Driving while license suspended.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Close-Out Public Hearing 2009 CDBG Project

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Time: 1:00 p.m. Place: Guys Civic Center, 1650 Guys Chewalla Road, Guys, TN 38339 A public hearing will be held for the purpose of informing the citizens of the 2009 CDBG project that has been completed in Guys, TN. Guys submitted an application to the State of TN, Dept. of Economic and Community Development for the funds to complete the 2009 CDBG project. This public hearing will inform the citizens regarding the program guidelines, the amount of funds used for the fire protection vehicle, the type of project, and the benefit received by the community. Guys’s governing body is seeking comments from the public. All area citizens are encouraged to attend. The Guys Mayor’s Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons with special needs who wish to attend should contact the office of the Mayor to make any necessary arrangements which may be needed prior to the time and date of the meeting indicated above. Mayor Keith Rinehart Town of Guys

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