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Independent Appeal

Graduation 2013

Graduation 2013

28-page Special Section

Making McNairy County headlines for more than 111 years

We salute this year’s Adamsville and McNairy Central graduates and wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors.

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Aqua Glass closing Adamsville facility By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

The Masco Corporation, parent company of Aqua Glass, announced last Friday that it would be closing its Adamsville facility later this year. The facility has been in operation since 1972 and currently employs approximately 200 hourly and salaried employees. Masco said that it would also be closing its Moorestown, N.J. facility, which has about 70 employees, and consolidating the remaining Masco Bath operations into their Delta Faucet Company.

“This decision comes after careful analysis and review of our plumbing segment,” said Keith Allman, Group President, Masco Corporation. “It supports our initiative to reduce our cost structure, balance capacity and demand and improve operating efficiencies as we continue our focus on delivering products that offer quality, reliability and innovation.” Masco said that both facilities, which manufacture acrylic bathtubs and showers, are expected to close by the end of 2013. The company said that all of the affected employees will receive competitive severance packages.

Masco Bath is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name products for home improvement and new home construction. Its Adamsville plant, which is one of McNairy County’s largest private employers, had shed most of its staff in past drawdowns. However, last year, the plant had announced the hiring of new employees for production of its new INNOVEX product line which lead many to believe the facility would survive the recent downturn. The exact date of the facility’s closure was not provided. Read future issues of the Independent Appeal for updates to this developing story.

Actress adopts McNairy County puppy By Jeff Whitten


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FESTIVAL HEADLINER HILLBILLY CASINO Rockabilly Highway Revival Festival hits Selmer


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Actress Denise Richards adopted a dog from McNairy County last November. It was a long journey for Lily, as she was named by Richards, from here to New York, then to Richards. It began when the black Labrador was rescued by Schnauzer Savers, according to co-owner Karen Rudolph. Lily was part of a litter of six puppies that Rudolph and husband, Mike, rescued. The Rudolphs fostered the dog until she was old enough to go to North Shore Animal League in New York. “Of thousands of other dogs they have for adoption at any given time, Denise Richards happened to come in that day and see that puppy and fell in love with it and adopted it,” Karen Rudolph said. Richards said that she and Lily are very happy together and that Lily has become a part of her family. “I wasn’t planning on bringing a dog home, but there was just something special with Lily,” said Richards, who contacted the Independent Appeal through her publicist Jill Fritzo. “She’s an old soul and is one of the sweetest dogs. She’s doing great and has lots of playmates. Lily goes on walks every day, and she especially loves when the kids go swimming; she’s right in the pool with them. She’s very gentle with Eloise (Richards’ one-year-old daugh-

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Actress Denise Richards pets Lily, a dog she adopted that was originally rescued from McNairy County by Schnauzer Savers. The dog was later sent to North Shore Animal League in New York, where Richards fell in love with the dog and adopted her. ter) and sits by her every time Eloise eats and quickly grabs her leftovers. She loves sleeping next to her crib, and Eloise always giggles when she sees her. Lily loves to play ball, and she sleeps with a stuffed animal every night—she’s like a little kid. The girls and I are so happy that we adopted her,” Richards said. Schnauzer Savers has rescued 2,100 McNairy County dogs over the last five years with only self-funding. Including dogs rescued outside of the county, they have rescued a total of 3,700 dogs in the past three years.

Rudolph said Schnauzer Savers is often confused with animal control, but it is not animal control. “We do schnauzers and other small non-shedding breeds,” Rudolph said. This also includes yorkies, shih tzus and poodles. Rudolph said they do not have the capacity to take shedding and big dogs. She suggests anyone with a stray dog search the internet for rescuers that serve all breeds of dogs and cats in Tennessee. Rudolph cautions that this may involve driving a distance. Her husband is a dis-

abled veteran and his health no longer allows them to do mass rescue. “Thank you to all of those citizens who have saved a dog or cat and to those that take the time to try and find a safe place for an animal that they can no longer keep, or have found as a stray,” Rudolph concluded. Richards is best known for her roles in Wild Things, Starship Troopers and the James Bond movie, The World is Not Enough. She is the former wife of Charlie Sheen and recently penned the book “The Real Girl Next Door.”

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Color guard members Jim Pruitt (U.S. Army veteran), Billy Mullins (U.S. Air Force veteran), Bob Vetters (U.S. Army veteran), and Lynn Connely (U.S. Army veteran) from American Legion Post 192 in Selmer place the American Flag at the war memorial on the McNairy County Courthouse lawn during a wreath laying ceremony on Memorial Day. Current and former veterans were joined by family and community members to remember those who have given their lives for our freedom.

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Rockabilly Highway Revival Festival hits Selmer June 8 By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

The 5th annual Rockabilly Highway Revival Festival presented by Arts in McNairy and the McNairy Regional Alliance, is set to rock Selmer on June 8 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. The festival, which draws thousands to downtown Selmer each year, has a full line-up of musical acts and includes a car show, vendors, plenty of great food and an all new Kids Zone located at the Selmer Farmer’s Market. This year’s Kids Zone was inspired by the success of the recent Kidsfest and will offer an area devoted entirely to children. Also new to this year’s festival will be the induction of the first four members into the the McNairy County Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Stanton Littlejohn, Dewey Phillips, Sandy Carroll and Brian Tull, scheduled the night before the festival begins on June 7 at 7 p.m. The band Rockabilly Country is scheduled to perform at the induction ceremony and a general admission of $5 will be charged at the door. “There will be an event with music and everything at the visitor’s center on the seventh,” said Russell Ingle, Rockabilly Festival committee chairman. “We have also opened up the car show this

year so it’s not just limited to hot rods. Anybody who has any type of vehicle that they are proud of and wants to show, it is welcome.” Ingle said that he hopes to see a couple of hundred cars at this year’s car show. This year’s event also boasts a wonderful musical line-up including the headlining act Hillbilly Casino, whose sound Ingle said reminds him of the Stray Cats. Additionally, The Silver Threads, whose image graces the newest Rockabilly Mural in downtown Selmer, will perform, and crowd favorite Phil Hummer & the White Falcons will also head up the festival line-up. Ingle said the several other bands including the local acts Joe Rickman Band, Liza Smith, Riverstone, and Maggie Grace Whitaker will fill the streets with rockabilly music. Ingle said that many people asked about Hummer, who did not perform at last year’s event. He said that he was glad that his band would be returning. Ingle said that he was expecting more than 3,000 people to fill the streets of Selmer on June 8 and invited any county residents who have not been to the festival before to come out and have some fun. For more information, call Ingle at (731) 645-6360.

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Hillbilly Casino will headline this year’s Rockabilly Highway Revival. Also performing will be several local acts, The Silver Threads, whose image graces the newest Rockabilly Mural in downtown Selmer, and crowd favorite Phil Hummer & the White Falcons.

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Downtown Rickey Brown and Pat Knight were special guests on the famous Bill Way daily radio show Friday in Jackson promoting the historic location of Pat’s Cafe and rich history of the famous cereal slug burgers only found in Selmer. Brown said that he grew up in Selmer near the cafe and has had lunch there with many famous people over the years.

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Selmer board discusses employee appeals process By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The Selmer Board of Aldermen discussed but took no action on changing the employee appeal process at its May 14 meeting. Alderman Chris Tull urged the board to look at alternatives to having it conduct employee termination appeals. “I don’t really feel like I am a human resources person. I don’t feel like I am trained in it. I think that takes a specialized field. I’d like to see this grievance hearing abolished and left up to somebody that’s more professional and knowledgeable than myself,” Tull said. “I don’t think that we as a group are qualified to make that decision or as qualified as we could be to make that decision on somebody’s livelihood,” Tull said. Vice-Mayor Paul Simpson explained that any employee who is fired has the right to appeal to the mayor and then to the board. “That’s an employee right they need to have,” Simpson told the meeting. Tull suggested that, rather than the aldermen, it should be a board of the managers that actually do the hiring. He said his views were grounded in his experience as a former manager at Federal Express. Despite the fact that he hired over 100 people, he still had the backing of a human resources department. Tull cited an email from City Attorney Terry Abernathy in which he stated his views on the issue after being asked in 2011. “I didn’t mean to throw you under the bus, Terry,” Tull said. “I’ve been under the bus most of my life,” Abernathy joked. Tull advocated repealing the current process and replacing it after consulting human resource people. Mayor David Robinson suggested that the Municipal Technical Assistance Service could be consulted. Tull’s motion died for the lack of a second. “I would encourage the board to keep that issue in your thoughts and talk about it. When you get through

talking about it. You may decide that what you have is the best available. If you don’t talk about it—discuss it from all points of view, you may not end up with the best result,” Abernathy said. “You may not have the best sausage,” Robinson joked. He was referring to the fact that the legislative process is sometimes compared to making sausage. “If you just keep talking about it, I think you will be better served,” Abernathy said. In response to a question, Robinson said that the department heads did the hiring and firing. An employee fired by a department head can then appeal to the mayor, then to the board. “I don’t know the labor laws. I’m not a human resources attorney,” Tull said. “I think it takes a tremendous amount of power from the department heads when they can hire somebody but not fire them, and an employee can feel like he can step all the way up the ladder to this board,” Tull observed. Alderman Edward Smith clarified that the department heads go to the mayor for approval of a firing, and the mayor agreed with this statement. Richard Reid, pastor of the Court Avenue Cumberland Presbyterian Church, who led the opening prayer, said that the city should consider hiring an independent arbitrator. In other news, the board authorized Abernathy to notify the Selmer Citgo station that there will be a hearing on revocation of its beer license at the June meeting. The hearing comes in the wake of a second raid by law enforcement officers at the Selmer station targeting the sale of so-called synthetic marijuana. The board addressed new business and approved amendments to this fiscal year’s budget. Under the amendments, general fund revenues increase from $3.6 to $3.8 million and expenditures increase from $3.9 to $4 million. The state street aid, drug and sanitation funds remained unchanged. “The things we’ve done during the year—this just catches us up to keep us straight with the auditors. Instead of just doing it every single time, we just wait until

the end of the year and amend it,” Robinson explained. Consideration of the next fiscal year’s budget was tabled, pending more information on health insurance cost. The vote was 3-2, with Simpson, and Aldermen Edward Smith and John Smith voting to table. Aldermen John Finlayson and Tull voted against the motion. “There are certain questions I have about the budget, and time is not of the essence,” Simpson said in making the motion to table. Robinson said he was going to meet with Richie Bodiford on the matter May 15. Tull said the city had an opportunity to save about $50,000 to $60,000 a year for the same health insurance coverage for city employees. “I think the self insurance policy looks pretty good,” Tull said. The board approved the right of way maintenance contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the next year. There is no change from last year’s contract, according to Robinson. “There’s really been no change in their reimbursements or our outflows. It’s the same as it has been for the last four or five years,” the mayor explained. In old business, the board approved the zoning ordinance on off-premise directional signs in the central business district. “This is the signpost we’re going to put up on the corner so businesses can put up their directional signs to direct folks to their businesses,” Robinson explained. “This will just help the off-main street businesses to keep the yard signs out of the flower beds,” Robinson joked. The board approved rezoning a house on the corner of Second Street and Warren Avenue from general business to medium density residential. The board also rezoned two houses between North Walnut and North Holly streets along Peach Street from general business to medium density residential. These three actions were all on second reading. They now become law upon the mayor’s signature.

Animal Shelter Friends holds first organizational meeting By Emily Pitts Staff Writer

The McNairy County Animal Shelter Friends, a group of local citizens devoted to helping the county’s population of stray animals, held their first organizational meeting May 20 at the Selmer Civic Center. The group met to elect officers and discuss both the organization’s future plans to become incorporated and their ultimate goal of securing an animal shelter for the county. The meeting, which was attended by approximately 25 people, began with an introduction by one of ASF’s founding members and organizers Sally Lawhon. Though the group has met with County Mayor Ronnie Brooks and gathered a few times over the last few months for brainstorming, Lawhon noted, “This is our first real meeting, where we’re going to

try to get our focus together.” After discussing several different ideas for fundraising, involving more community members, and the creation of a county shelter, it was decided that the group’s first goal would have to be gaining 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. In order to reach their ultimate goal of helping to facilitate the creation of an animal shelter for the county, ASF will need grant money that is accessible only to groups with tax-exempt status, as ASF’s new secretary Lauren Jones pointed out. “That really needs to be our top priority,” said Kelly Wood, ASF group member. ASF member Diana Turner led the group in a discussion about gaining this non-profit status. In order to reach this goal, as Turner and others pointed out, the group will have to pay a fee and thus, needs to first engage in fundraising activities. Various ideas for fundraising

were discussed, including the sale of tshirts, calendars, and other merchandise, events like a pageant or a raffle, or the placement of donation jars at various local businesses. The group also discussed how to raise awareness about the animal control problems in the county and further engage members of the community in ASF activities. It was decided that ASF member Melissa Bray would create a website for the organization. It was also suggested that the group’s later monthly meetings be moved around the county to towns other than Selmer, in hopes of engaging citizens from all over the area. The organization also elected its officers at the meeting. Although the president and vice-president will be elected at a later date, ASF’s current officers are Jones, secretary, LeAnn Knight, treasurer, and Lawhon, marketing coordinator. It

was also decided that the group will meet on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on June 17 at the Selmer Civic Center. “At the next meeting, we will have more people to elect a president and vice president,” said Lawhon. “Our focus right now is fundraising to get a 501(c) (3).” In the future, ASF hopes to not only accomplish their ultimate goal of procuring a shelter for the county but also to raise awareness about animal cruelty and organize service projects to help the population of stray animals in McNairy County. To donate to McNairy County ASF, contact the group’s treasurer Knight, of Knight Enterprises in Selmer. You can also find more information about the organization on their Facebook page McNairy County Animal Shelter Friends.


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Who Killed Adult Education Part Three: The Future By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

In part three of our investigative series titled “Who Killed Adult Education,” we look at the future of McNairy County Adult Education. One of the main reasons that Patsy Pearson, the outgoing Supervisor of McNairy County Adult Education, did not submit a proposal to run the new three-county Adult Education program in McNairy County is that it places so much liability on whoever is administering the program. All of the payments and finances would have to run through McNairy County. The supervisor would also be responsible for finding a location for Adult Ed. One of the consequences of the grant being awarded to Wayne County is that the McNairy Board of Education is no longer the Local Educational Authority for our county’s program. Presently, the McNairy County office is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. “The phones ring and we offer information and I’m not sure how that will work in the future. I’m not sure he will have a number they can call and they can walk in here and one of us will help them. We don’t know. At this point, there’s so many unknowns. We’re apprehensive about how McNairy Countians will be served,” Pearson said. Pearson said she did not think it would be possible to run a program with the $20,000 budgeted to McNairy County. She said she spoke to Ryan Franks, and he said he planned to offer 23 hours of instruction or his employee will be in the county 23 hours. Pearson said, that in addition to instruction, there are tests to be given and paperwork to be done. Tennessee requires people to take a practice test and have it notarized in order to take the GED test. “You can’t just walk into the test center and take the test,” Pearson said. The reason for this requirement is to avoid having people who are not prepared from wasting their time and money as well as that of the testers. It is also demoralizing for the test taker to do horribly on the test. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s AN


People who are seeking a GED are first given the Tennessee Adult Basic Education test to see if they are ready. Only if they score in the top five or six levels are they even given a practice test. If they do not, they are placed in classes. The classes are divided according to levels, with levels 1-3 in a class and level 4 in another. They teach people in levels 5 and 6 the skills they do not have. A higher numbered level represents a higher level of proficiency. It is Pearson’s understanding that there will be no night classes after July 1. About 30 to 40 percent of current graduates come from night classes. McNairy County AE currently has two night classes. “So many people who work can’t come to classes during the day,” Pearson said. There are currently no weekend GED classes. “It’s kind of hard to find a full-time teacher to work on Saturday and Sunday,” Pearson explained. A key factor in the success of the program is that AE staff are in the local office and have the time to help GED students, Pearson said. The AE office currently has sufficient staff to answer phones, fill out forms as well as conduct classes, but likely will not under next year’s budget. Pearson’s salary is supplemented by the county for other duties she conducts for them, but after July 1, the AE supervisor will be prohibited from doing other jobs. “Therefore, they lose the full-time supervisors for the county,” Pearson said. The county AE office currently has a staff of four, including Pearson. Pearson is also supervisor of the pilot pre-K program, the Family Resource Center and the out of school youth grant from the Workforce Investment Act. “That’s an unknown,” Pearson replied when asked what will happen to the AE facility after July 1. Pearson said that would be determined by the County Mayor, the County Commission and the Board of Education. Pearson was originally an 8th grade math teacher, but found AE to be quite different from her previous experience. A key difference is that K-12 students are required by law to be in class, but adults are not. “When they come in our door, if they don’t feel welcome, if they don’t immediately have a relationship, if they don’t immediately feel valued, they don’t come back,” Pearson said. Pearson said that she does not know what type of ser-

vices will be available to those seeking a GED. “I don’t think they will be of the same caliber,” Pearson said. “I have no animosity, no negative feelings about adult education. It’s a very valuable program. It’s needed, but it does need to be run locally,” Pearson said. Other changes coming to the GED is that in 2014, it will be aligned to the Common Core standards, will be done exclusively on computer and the fee for taking the test will increase. The test was previously nonprofit, given by the American Council on Education owned GED Testing Service, but is now owned by the for-profit company Pearson VUE (no relation to Patsy Pearson). The fee for the test will rise from the present $55 to $65 to $110 next year. Pearson VUE had originally wanted to charge $220 but lowered the fee under pressure from the state. Proceeds from fundraisers such as the Independent Appeal sponsored Love of Literacy event are used to help McNairy County students who cannot afford fees for the GED test. A possible alternative to the GED is the HiSET, the High School Equivalency Test, administered by Educational Testing Service, which also gives the ACT and other standardized tests. This test will only cost $50 and can be taken with pencil and paper as well as computer. The GED was developed in 1942 for troops returning from World War II. “How can you say we’re spending too much money on administrative costs when we’re spending this amount of money and getting this number of GEDS? To me, the two don’t mesh. It is proving the opposite,” Pearson said. Of surrounding states, only Mississippi spends less per GED than Tennessee. “This contradicts what they’re trying to say,” Pearson added. Pearson noted that nearly half of GED graduates qualified for lottery scholarships this year. “We serve intelligent people, who either by bad choices or consequences of life, didn’t get to finish high school. All it does is open doors. It’s not a stopping point. We tell them that,” Pearson said. Calls to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development went unanswered. Read future issues of the Independent Appeal as our investigation continues.

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Michie increases fees on returned checks By Janet Rail Publisher

In last Monday’s meeting the vice mayor and board voted to increase the current $7 returned check fees for their water department to $25 on the first check and $50 for the second returned check within a year. “We are getting more returned checks than we used to,” said Janice Durbin, city recorder. “The fee is to offset the time our staff spends to track down the person and collect the fees,” said Jim Merry, vice mayor. The board discussed the issue and passed a motion unanimously to increase the fees. The board discussed the Round Up Program that the city participated in with water customers to benefit Michie Elementary computer and technology purchases. It is an option for customers to round up their bills to the nearest dollar to make a contribution to the school. Terry Burns from the Education Department reported that the city had contributed $791.40 and CenturyLink contributed $640.60 for Michie Elementary to date.

The board passed a motion to amend the 2012-2013 budget with a difference of $4,800 in increased expenditures over budget. The board also requested Durbin investigate the use of propane and related costs on the city hall building and report back next month. The board agreed to reallocate expenditures for background checks required prior to the approval of beer permits to the beer board. Durbin reported increased TML insurance expenditures for city liability, property and city park coverage. The board requested reflection of all grant money in the budget prior to the final reading and approval upon discussion and second reading of the 2013-2014 budget. The board further discussed the general budget items with current total expenditures of $125,219.00 in the general fund. The current costs of utilities at the fire department are up $330 for the year, while other departments are under budget, revenue increases for sales tax and beer sales, as well as continuing to allocate $10,000 to the newly developed parks and recreation com-

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mittee and passed the second reading with amendments on the beer sales tax revenue unanimously. Vice Mayor Merry requested Roger Jenkins, water department director, to review the proposed water budget and attempt to balance the budget, as it appeared to be off by $10,000. The board discussed the repair and maintenance budget of $70,000 with current expenditures to date of $40,000 while operating supplies budget was $40,000 with expenditures of $55,000 due to the increased cost of chemicals. The board also discussed the potential purchase of new water meters as many are over 10 years old. Expenses reflected for the water department were $405,000. “Do we think we are going to get to that bridge project this year?” asked Merry. “What may the bridge costs us?” asked Alderman Brandon Nabors. “Do we have any money for street repair?” asked Alderman Anthony Smith. The board discussed $73,855 available in the street aid fund. The board is awaiting a call from the insurance agency regarding any potential lia-

bility for a Farmers’ Market on the property. The Parks and Recreation Committee is planning a Michie Summer Bash on Saturday, June 22 in the city park from 1 p.m. until with the first movie in the park, carnival games, food, arts and craft vendors, live music, face painting and more. Call city hall for more information. The Beer Board met to discuss an application for an on premise permit for the Blue Bank, 7751 Hwy 57 East, Michie, owned by Joseph R. Barnett, Sr. of Adamsville. “Have background checks been completed on the owner and manager according to the bylaws?” asked Merry. “Yes, the background checks are available for your review in the back of the application,” said Durbin. “Have all bylaws and requirements been met to approve this application?” asked Merry. The board recognized no representative or owner was present, and the one guest in attendance had no opposition to the permit. The bylaws do not require the presence but allow all interested parties to speak and, hearing none, approved the motion for a beer permit.

Four-wheeler stolen in Ramer By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

A four-wheeler was stolen from Ramer on May 17, according to an incident report from the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department. On May 18, Deputy Jonathan Kellum was called to a residence on Highway 45 S. in Ramer in regards to the theft of a four-wheeler. The owner said he arrived home at 7:30 a.m. and discovered his green 2013 Honda four-wheeler miss-

ing from his carport. The owner showed Kellum the title and there were not any more payments due on the vehicle. The owner said the last time he saw the ATV was when he left the night before. When he got home the next morning, he discovered that the mailbox had been knocked over and his 2013 four-wheeler had been taken but another one had not. The owner’s mother said she saw headlights at the end of the drive-

way around 10:30 p.m. for about ten minutes, and then she believed the vehicle left. There are no suspects at this time, but the incident is still under investigation. The model of the vehicle is C4G, the NCIC number is V485988385 and the VIN number is 1HFTE3504D607936. Anyone with any information on this theft or who knows the whereabouts of the four-wheeler should call the Sheriff’s Department at (731) 645-1004.

Stantonville fixes sirens, awaits bidding By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten

Milledgeville Volunteer Fire Chief Leland Alexander and Margie Alexander donate supplies for the Oklahoma tornado victims at First Baptist Church in Selmer last Tuesday. The $500 worth of supplies was collected from the department and the Milledgeville United Methodist Church. “We want to express our appreciation to everyone who participated and hope this will make the situation a little easier. Again, thanks to everyone and may God bless you,” the Alexanders said in a statement. The effort is sponsored by Mickey Keaton of Selmer, who will drive the trailer to Oklahoma personally on June 9. Until then, items such as gently used or new clothing, canned food, work gloves, powdered baby formula and diapers, water and personal hygiene products will be appreciated. Max Trans Trucking Co. out of Jackson, Tenn., has donated the truck, trailer and fuel for this trip.






Two of the three tornado sirens for the town of Stantonville will be down for several days until they receive the necessary parts to fix them, Town Mayor Larry Raines said at last Monday’s scheduled meeting. He said that the batteries have currently been pulled and cannot be replaced until needed parts arrive. “It will be a few days until they are working again,” Raines said.

Raines also said that the town is waiting to hear back from the state for approval before holding bids for their new fire truck. The truck will be purchased with grant monies made available from the second round of a disaster grant. The town has already purchased one truck with money from the first round of the grant and construction on that vehicle is going well. Raines said that the town is in talks to hire someone as their certified municipal finance of-

ficer on a contract basis. He said the job would take very little time and did not think that the town should pay to train someone as a CMFO for them to do as little as 30 minutes of accounting work per month. The town will ask Pickwick Electric to cut trees that are growing around one of its emergency sirens. In other news, Alderman Larry Russell, who also serves as the town’s fire chief, said that he would order new flashlights for some of their volunteers in the department.

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clarification Terry Burns, Technology Director for the McNairy County Schools wished to add the following information to his recognition of Round-up donors. Michie water customers have donated more than $791.40 through their Round-up contributions.

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Volume 111, Number 2, Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mcnairy voices Should the cable and satellite companies allow you to pay only for the channels you want instead of only offering them in package deals? Why or why not?

Common Sense

Cable a la carte? By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

If you have ever wondered why you have to pay for hundreds of cable channels that you do not watch, you are not alone. Ariz. Sen. John McCain has introduced legislation that would offer regulatory incentives for cable companies to allow you to pay only for the channels you want. This legislation would also eliminate the sports blackout rule for events held in publicly-financed stadiums. This is an idea that has been around a while, being driven by fast-rising cable rates. Cable and satellite prices have risen 122 percent since 1992, more than double the 67 percent increase in the consumer price index. The average monthly price for cable service is now nearly $55, according to the Federal Communications Commission. The average bill for expanded basic cable, the most popular package, rose from $22 in 1995 to $57 in 2011. The number of channels went up from 44 to 127. The price per channel fell three cents to $0.57. McCain has picked up support from watchdog groups such as the Consumers Union but faces fierce opposition from the cable industry, broadcasters and programmers. Though the National Cable and Telecommunications Association opposes the bill, not all cable trade associations do. The American Cable Association, though it opposes the specifics of mandating a la carte pricing, said in a statement that it supports the result McCain is trying to achieve and expressed a willingness to work with him. The ACA represents 900 smaller cable companies that mainly serve rural and suburban markets, with about seven million subscribers. Opponents argue that a la carte pricing is not financially feasible, would kill channels that are not popular and diversity of programming, would not save consumers that much money and should be left to the free market to sort out. The problem is that the free market cannot sort out an issue if consumers are not given the choice in the first place. Another is that people should not have to pay for channels they do not want. In a truly free market, if not enough people watch a channel to make it profitable, it would and should go off the air. McCain compared forcing customers to pay for channels they do not want to making customers eat everything on the menu at a restaurant, rather than allowing them to order and pay for only the dishes they want. The cable industry compared a la carte pricing to buying books by the chapter or newpapers by the article. While many channels only costs pennies of your cable bill, one of the oldest and most well-known sports channels costs $5, according to Consumer Reports. As far as I can tell, the lowest cost package including this channel around here is $75. The cable industry argues that a la carte pricing would cause the audience for many channels to fall. This would force companies to increase the price per channel to make up the loss of volume. Cable companies typically do offer premium movie channels on an a la carte basis. The cable industry has high fixed costs and little competition. Once a company has spent the money to run a wire to your house, providing additional channels costs very little. This means large profit margins for these companies. Normally, these large margins would draw other competitors into the market, leading prices to fall, but it is expensive to build a second system. Once about two companies enter a market, the market share is so divided and profit margins are so small that pretty much no one else will want to enter the market. Because there is so little competition, cable companies have little incentive to offer quality service. Cable companies bundle channels in part because content providers pressure them into doing so by giving them a take it or leave it offer. One cable company is fighting back. Cablevision filed an antitrust lawsuit against Viacom last February over the bundling issue. Last year, a federal appeals court threw out a similar lawsuit by unhappy cable customers against NBC, Fox, Viacom, Disney and other media companies. Unhappiness over cable bills are preventing cable companies from obtaining new customers and even causing some customers to drop cable and satellite service. For the first time, the number of households with cable or satellite dropped from 100.9 million to 100.8 over the past year. Nielsen, which does the television ratings, reports that there are now five million homes without broadcast, satelite or cable television, up from two million in 2007.

Bob Maxedon (Selmer):

Don Madison (Enville):

Dianne Ross (Savannah):

Eleanor Lopez (Selmer):

“Yes. I don’t watch it often. I watch CNN News and old western movies. I watch preachers. That’s the only thing I care about.”

“They ought to. That way you aren’t paying for stuff you don’t want.”

“Yes, because everything is high.”

“Yes, they should because it’s outrageous. You get a hundred and something channels and 90 of them you don’t watch.”

Victoria LeMilliere (Selmer): “Yes, because you’re getting all these channels that you don’t want and you’re paying a high price for it.

Windy Jackson (Selmer): “I definitely think so because a lot of times when you get cable packages—I don’t watch sports— you end up with half of the channels you don’t want.

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

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Letter to the editor

Mary Lou Johnson Foundation needs your help It’s summer time and the college season is fast approaching for our recent high school graduates. The Mary Lou Johnson Foundation is proud to announce that the recipients of this year’s AfricanAmerican scholarship awards are Ms. Amber Shukwit of Adamsville High School and Ms. Charity Surratt of McNairy Central High School. The recipient of Mary Lou Johnson Education Scholarship award is Ms. Monica Weaver of Adamsville High School. Since 2007, through its scholarship fund, MLJ Inc. has awarded scholarships to eleven deserving high school seniors awarding over $13,000 in scholarship monies. We have been so blessed to have the continued support, along with generous donations, from our community and local businesses. On behalf of Mary Lou Johnson Inc. and its fundraising team, I am requesting your support in the form of a tax-deductible donation to help us continue to advance our mission of providing economic assistance to deserving high school seniors for college expenses. If you are not familiar with our organization, Mary Lou Johnson Inc., formerly known as the Mary Lou Johnson Foundation is a 501-3, not-for-profit organi-

zation founded in 2007 as a vehicle to perpetuate and honor the legacy of community service efforts that Mrs. Mary Lou Johnson began many, many years ago through education. Mrs. Mary Lou Johnson dedicated her life to providing education within the McNairy County school system for over 23 years. We are proud to be part of an organization designed to not only address the financial needs of students who aspire to attend college, but also to unite with the community in developing and maintaining an effective partnership, to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement, and promote social and moral growth within our community. I am asking you to help us this year by giving a taxdeductible donation to the Mary Lou Johnson Incorporated. I hope we can count on you for a generous donation of $100 or more. However, please note that any donation amount is always welcomed. I thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to whatever support you can provide. Respectfully submitted, LaShell Moore, President Mary Lou Johnson, Inc.

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 • Captain 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 • A1C Kassidy N. Mosier, USAF • 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 • A1C Logan D. Mosier, USAF EDITOR’S NOTE: If your loved one has had a change in active duty status, please contact us at (731) 645-5346.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Kelly Clayton Amerson

Carolynn Crabtree

Edward Paul Frizzell

Kelly Clayton Amerson was born February 12, 1969 in Jackson, Tenn., the daughter of Wayne and Sandra Johnson Clayton. Kelly graduated from McNairy Central High School in 1987. She attended Middle Tennesse State University for 3 years, and graduated from Union University with a B. S. degree in Business and a minor in Secondary Education. She was presently employed as a Transition Coordinator with the McNairy County Board of Education. Kelly was a member of the Bethel Springs First Baptist Church, where she had served faithfully in many different capacities. She loved spending time with her family and going to the river or beach. Kelly departed this life on May 25, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 44 years, 3 months, 13 days. She is survived by a daughter, Kelcey Amerson; her parents, Wayne and Sandra Clayton; a sister, Stacey Moore and husband Tedford; two brothers, Jamey Clayton and wife Lisa and Kyle Clayton, all of Finger, Tenn.; her maternal grandmother, Clara Rose Johnson of Selmer, Tenn.; four nieces: Rachel Kimbrell and husband Nathan, Rebecca Moore, Robin Moore, and Annalise Clayton; two nephews, Clayton Moore and Cash Clayton; and many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family, and friends. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Leland Johnson, and paternal grandparents Cecil and Robbie Clayton. Services will be May 29th at 1 p.m. at Bethel Springs First Baptist Church with Howard Kitter, Jetta Forsythe, and Zully Romaniuk officiating. Burial will follow in Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tenn. Memorial contributions may be made to Donate Life America (, a non-profit organization raising awareness about organ donation.

Carolynn Lou Crabtree, 81, of Pompano Beach, Florida died of natural causes May 20th with her daughters and their families by her side. Carolynn was a devoted and loving wife and mother. Her job in life was taking care of her family. Carolynn had a flair for fashion and entertaining her family in style. As the wife of a military officer, she travelled the world, making a beautiful home for her family wherever they lived. She is survived by her children and their spouses: J. Stephen and Joan Crabtree, Cynthia and Marc Fardella and Susan Crabtree and Frank Darden. She leaves eight grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-two years, C.L. “Chris” Crabtree and sons Richard Neil and Thomas Dean Crabtree. Carolynn will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Services were held on May 25, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Vernon (Keith) Brown officiating. Burial followed in the Shiloh National Military Park Cemetery at Shiloh, Tennessee.

Edward Paul Frizzell, 51, of Adamsville, passed on May 21st, 2013 from a long illness in Savannah, Tenn. He was born on June 10th, 1962 in Millington to Dewey Levy Frizzell and Priscilla Scott Frizzell. His grandparents were George and Myrtle Frizzell from Gardena, California and Edward and Lucy Scott of San Diego, California. Edward lived most of his life in Adamsville and graduated from Adamsville High School. He attended Jackson State and the University of Memphis. He was employed by the IRS for 12 years and then was a substitute teacher for McNairy County Schools. He is survived by his sister, Alice Frizzell Franceschetti; his nephews, James M. Hamlett, IV, Charles Dewey Hamlett and Carson Gerard Hamlett; his great nephews, Charles Dewey Hamlett, Jr and William James Hamlett. Graveside services will be Friday, May 31, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Adamsville Cemetery. Visitation from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer. 731-645-3481.

Doyle Calvin Hannah Doyle Calvin Hannah was born August 6, 1943 in Hazelwood, NC, the son of the late Sylvester and Vonnie Mae Messer Hannah. He was united in marriage to Debra Clark on December 12, 1989. Mr. Hannah was a contractor, working in commercial and residential building and remodeling. Some of his favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, building things, being in the out doors, and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Hannah departed this life on May 18, 2013 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 69 years, 9 months, 12 days. He is survived by his wife Debra Hannah of Selmer, Tenn.; three sons, James Hannah and wife Lori of Culloden, GA, Doyle Hannah Jr. of Selmer, Tenn., Joseph Hannah of Selmer, Tenn.; a daughter, Sharon Hitchcock and husband Tommy of Jarrettsville, MD; a brother, Arlo Hannah and wife Orthie of Florence, AL; two sisters, Mary Barret and Chuck of Red Lion, PA, Ellie Rhineholt and Charles of Fawn Grove, PA. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hannah was preceded in death by three brothers, Pete Hannah, Irvine Hannah, Allen Hannah; and a sister, Louise Hannah. A private memorial service was held.

Donald Javan Cagle Donald Javan Cagle was born July 13, 1936 in Stantonville, Tenn., the son of the late Robert Cisco and Mary Lee Cobb Cagle. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Marie Roberson on August 6, 1961. Mr. Cagle was a truck driver for Knight Enterprises. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. He was a member of the Sharon Baptist Church in Savannah, Tennessee. He loved spending time with his family, friends, and going fishing. Mr. Cagle departed this life on May 23, 2013 in Crump, Tennessee at the age of 76 years, 10 months, 10 days. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marie Cagle of Crump, Tenn.; three sons, Gary Cagle and wife Danette, Jerry Cagle, Keith Cagle and wife Sherra all of Selmer, Tenn.; a daughter, Tina Culley and husband Gary of Germantown, Tenn.; sister, Anna Lou Joyner and husband Bobby of Crump, Tenn.; two sister-in-laws, Daisy Cagle of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Darlene Cagle of Selmer, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Britney Cagle, Grayson Cagle, Hannah Balof, Isaac Cagle, Noah Cagle, Eric Culley, Kasey Culley; two great grandchildren, Eli Balof and Sophie Ingle; host of nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Services were held on May 25, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with David Alexander, Johnny Burns officiating. Burial followed in the Mars Hill Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.

Agnes Sanderson Harwell Helen Agnes Sanderson Harwell, age 91, of Milledgeville, Tenn., passed away May 24, 2013 at the McNairy Regional Hospital. She was born and reared at Milledgeville, the daughter of the late Euliss L. (E.L.) and Eloda Beatrice Ellis Sanderson. She attended schools at Milledgeville and Morris Chapel, graduating at Morris Chapel High School in 1939. In 1947 she was married to W.F. Harwell. They made their home in Milledgeville all their married life. She worked at Salant and Salant Mfg. in Henderson, Leapwood Mfg. and different garment factories at Milledgeville and retired in 1983. Mrs. Harwell was a member of the Milledgeville Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Tommy Neil Harwell and wife Rae of Enville; one grandson, Shane Harwell and wife Tanya; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Lexi Harwell; a brother, Roy Sanderson of Rainesville, AL and a sister, McNeva Hill of Milledgeville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, W.F. ‘Fay’ Harwell in 2003; a grandson, Shannon Harwell in 2006 and a sister, Gladys Kennedy. Funeral services was 2 p.m. Sunday at the Milledgeville Methodist Church with Roger Henson and Lloyd Blankenship officiating and burial will follow in the Milledgeville Cemetery. The family received friends at Casey Chapel 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. service time was Sunday at the Church. Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel Henderson, TN, 731-989-2421.

Carlton Levi Garner Funeral services for Carlton Levi Garner, age 63, of Bethel Springs, Tenn. were Tuesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church with Bro. Tim Elrod and Bro. Billy Jo Stewart officiating. Burial was at Good Hope Church Cemetery. Plunk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Garner passed away Sunday, May 26 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was born October 9, 1949 to the late Roy and Bertha Michaels Garner. He was an Army Veteran, member of Good Hope Baptist Church, driver for the Keenagers group, and a church runner. Survivors include: daughter - Lisa Perrigo, Adamsville, Tenn.; sons - Keith Perrigo, Adamsville, Tenn. and Tim Plunk, Camden, Tenn.; sisterVerblene McCormick, Adamsville, Tenn.; grandchildren - Cherish Garner, Levi & Ava Perrigo. He was preceeded in death by his wife - Linda Plunk Garner; daughter - Coley Jo Garner; brothers- Franklin & Corithian Garner; and sister- Christine Massengill.

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Moffett Family The family of Lois Moffett would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at Magnolia Regional Health Center, McNairy Regional Hospital and McNairy County Health Care Center for all the care that was given to mother during her stay. To Shackelford Funeral Directors for their service and help in planning the funeral service. To Danny Eubanks for the words that was spoken at the funeral. For all the calls, visits, flowers, prayers and every kindness shown during the loss of mother and ma maw.

church events • Donations taken for Oklahoma tornado victims at First Baptist There will be a semitrailer at First Baptist Church in Selmer for donations to the Oklahoma tornado victims. Items such as gently used or new clothing, canned food, work gloves, powdered baby formula and diapers, water and personal hygiene products are just a few suggestions. The trailer will be left unlocked for daytime drop-offs and will be locked each evening. The trailer will be parked at First Baptist until June 9 when Mickey Keaton of Selmer will drive the truck to Oklahoma. Max Trans Trucking Co. has donated the truck, trailer and fuel for this trip. June 1 • Piney Grove The Piney Grove Church of God, 109 Outreach Ministry, will be serving free hot dogs and drinks in the Selmer City Park on Saturday, June 1st from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to join us for food, fellowship and good music. June 2 • Curtis Hill Church Homecoming Curtis Hill Church will

have their Homecoming on Sunday, June 2 with Ronnie Stockdale and friends from Memphis, Tenn. Service starting at 10:00 a.m. Singing at 10:45 and lunch at 12 noon. For more information call 645-3326. • Refuge Church of Christ Homecoming and Decoration Day will be at Refuge Church of Christ on Sunday, June 2. Service starting at 9:45 a.m. with lunch following following. June 3 • First Baptist VBS You’re invited to join us for Jeff Slaughter’s VBS World Tour Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Adamsville on June 3rd-7th from 8:30 a.m. -12 Noon. For ages 4 yrs. through finishing 6th grade. There will be Bible Study, crafts, recreation, music, snack time, and missions each day. There will be a parents night on Wed., June 5th at 5:30 p.m. with FREE Pizza and homemade ice-cream. The theme is 1 John 4:17 and you will visit a different country every day. If you need bus pickup in Adamsville city limits call the church at 632-3787. Call the church for more info and to preregister your child .

community events May 31 & June 1 • Purdy Trade Day Purdy Trade Day will be Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1. Live music. May 28 - July 26 • Summer Day Camp Summer Day Camp will be held at Selmer Community Center, 230 North 5th St., Selmer, TN May 28, July 26. $50 a week or $12 a day (must know 24 hours in advance) Monday-Friday 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Kids must be between ages 5 and 13. Lunch and snack provided. Will have a lot of activities planned for the

summer. If any questions, 731-645-3866. May 29 • Summer Outreach Program New Bethel United Methodist Church will sponsor A Summer OutReach Program for children, in cooperation with the Southwest HRA.There will be activities and a meal served, starting on May, 29 2013 at 5 p.m..For more information please call 731-934-9568.The church is located 74 Wright St. Bethel Springs, Tenn.

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Selmer Boy Scout Troop 32

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Selmer Boy Scout Troop 32 recently visited Grimes Canoe Base on the Buffalo River. After camping out the night before, the Troop spent the next day canoeing on the Buffalo. Nineteen Scouts and five adults made the trip. Pictured below are Paul Conder, Stephon Forsyth, Joseph Fox, Austin Fraser, Alex Howell, Dylan Kidd, Johnathan Martin, Shaun Maxedon, Caleb McKenzie, Ezra McKenzie, Dylan McLain, Ian Mehr, Logan Moore, Wesley Moore, Chance Murphy, Eric Nathans, Jacob Parry, Justin Plunk, Riley Seaton, Brian Fox, Ryan Fraser, Vance Parry, Robert Shackelford, and Alan Youngerman. The Troop will also be attending Camp Mack Morris for a week in June.


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June 1 • Horse Show The McNairy County Equine Association Horse Show will be June 1 and June 29 at 6 p.m. Negative Coggins required. No shows in July. Call 731-6102088. May 31 •Democratic Leadership The West Tennessee Celebration of Democratic Leadership Event will be held at the Selmer Civic Center on Friday, May 31st at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the McNairy County Democratic Party. Honorable Tennessee Democrat-

ic Chairman Roy Herron, State Rep. Johnny Shaw, and State Rep. John Tidwell will be the special guests and speakers for the evening. Come out and enjoy a great meal, receive the latest information in Tennessee politics, and celebrate the Principles of the Tennessee Democratic Party. For more info. or to get tickets, call 731-646-1158 or 731-610-3311. June 7 • Summer Reading Jack McConnico Memorial Library in compliance with the Tennessee State Library would like to announce the summer reading program with the theme-dig into read-

ing. The Annual Program will be on Friday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. For more information call Library Director Norma Humphries 645-5571. June 9 • Matlock / Horton Family Reunion Matlock/Horton family reunion will be held at Ramer Civic Center June 9 at 11 a.m. Bring a dish. June 22 • Michie Summer Bash A Michie Summer Bash will be held Saturday, June 22 at Michie City Park at 1 p.m. until ? There will be a $2 admission fee. Carnival games $5 arm bands (play all day), face painting,


Mr. and Mrs. Willie Sain Chastity and Mozella Baldrige visited in Murfreesboro with Caroline Lois Martin and Candace on Friday. They also visited Erica Jones and Jayla in Laverne Tennessee. They celebrated Erica Jones's birthday with family and friends. They returned home Friday night, and all had a good time. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Sharpe and Louvella Battle from Fayetteville, Tennessee came down on Saturday for the decoration at the Cemetery. They visited family and friends in Bethel Springs and Selmer, Tennessee. They were doing fine. Nora Elizabeth and family from Pontiac, Michigan are visiting family and friends in Selmer and Bethel Springs on this Memorial Day. Also visiting with her is her daughter Crystal and family, her aunt Bess Morris and family, and her sister Marilyn Wade and family. she visited the cemetery on Sunday for the decoration.

Eugene Shirley and TC Williams worked at the District office of the United Methodist Church in Jackson on Thursday packing registration bags for the Annual Conference in Collierville, Tennessee starting next Sunday. The marriage celebration of Lauren Mylei McAlister and Melvin Bernard Dubose Jr.was held on May 25, 2013 2:00p.m at the Bethel Springs Community Center. Congratulations to the new couple as they embark on their life's journey together. The ceremony was simply beautiful, from the bride’s dress to the décor and cakes. It was the wedding of the year in Bethel Springs. Thought for the week: I thank God for the morning for another chance to serve for the blessings that he sends me which I never could deserve the day so quickly passes and soon there comes the night I'll pause in anticipation of another morning light. So, until next week, be kind to yourself and others.

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Where: Fellowship Baptist Church When: June 2-5 Time: 5:30 - 8:00 Ages: 4-6th grade

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McNairy County Health Care

A story to tell By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor

Have you ever met someone and formed a first impression, and then later realized you formed the wrong impression of that person? The first time I met Bobby Cupples he appeared to be a very quiet man who mainly stayed to himself. Over the last few months I have seen a different side of Mr. Bobby. One day, Megan Owens who was his nurse for the day asked if I had seen Mr. Bobby’s trick in the dining room. I told her I was not sure what she was talking about. She told me Mr. Bobby was always doing things to make the other residents smile, especially in the dining room. He was also waiting on others offering to get them coffee or whatever they wanted. This was a surprise to me because this was not the Mr.

Sheriff’s log From Page 8A

Old Friendship Road- Unruly Juvenile Amanda Lane- Traffic Stop Hamburg Road- Speak with an Officer Hwy 45- Theft Report Hwy 22- Gunshots Sticine Road- Welfare Check Poplar Ave- Doctor Transfer Friendship Road- Speak with an Officer Maple Street- Wreck No Injuries Purdy Road- Assault Edwards Lane- Alarm Traffic Stop 5/20/2013 Vires Road- Prowler Vires Road- Prowler Roy Seay Road- Domestic Physical Industrial Park Drive- Attempt to Serve Industrial Park Drive- Attempt to Serve Industrial Park Drive- Attempt to Serve Hwy 57- Traffic Stop

5/21/2013 Duren Industrial Drive Alarm Mt. Vincent - Traffic Stop

Bobby I knew. Bobby Cupples was born in Jackson, Tenn. and helped his father farm until he was 19 years old. At that time he moved to Walton Hill, Ohio and worked for Ford Motor Company for 31 years. He told me he worked in the shipping department while he was at Ford. He retired from there and moved back to the area. He and his wife have one son, Curtis, who works at the hospital in the maintenance department. His interests are fishing, hunting and camping. I started paying attention to Mr. Bobby and how he interacts with the other residents. I have not seen the trick in the dining room with the spoon, but I have seen him with the other residents. He goes out of his way to make sure they all had their turn the day we all rode the gator. I heard him encouraging the oth-

ers to take their turn. When it came to his turn, he just smiled and held on. I saw a lady from his hall the other day walking, and I listened as Mr. Bobby made sure she was okay. The nurses on his hall have grown very attached to Mr. Bobby. He is still that quiet man I first met, but he has a personality that comes out when he sees a need. He likes to kid with his nurses and is always making them smile. First impressions are just that and are sometimes so very wrong. I, like the other nurses, have seen the other side of Mr. Bobby. He takes care of everybody else so the nurses wanted to take care of him. Isn’t that part of the golden rule—treat others the way you want to be treated? So, for today, here is a shout out for you, Mr. Bobby Cupples. Until next time.

Gilchrist StantonvilleProwler Hwy 64 East- Domestic Verbal Buena Vista Road- Animal Control Theft Report Complex- Speak with an Officer Hwy 22 County LineReckless Driver Speak with an Officer Industrial Park DriveSpeak with an Officer Sewell Road- Traffic Stop Speak with an Officer Magnolia Street- Theft Report Doctor Transport Hwy 64- Traffic Stop Speak with an Officer Leapwood Enville RoadSpeak with an Officer Dee Moore Road- Burglary Hwy 45 South- Traffic Stop Chewalla Road- Theft Report Hwy 22- Domestic Verbal Johnson Street- Speak with an Officer Fighting

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Dorothy Goodrum, ADON, and Bobby Cupples enjoy a ride on the John Deere gator while taking in the beautiful weather. They were celebrating Nursing Home Week.

Hwy 22- Alarm Pleasant Site Road- Attempt to Serve Houston Cemetery roadAttempt to Serve Guys Chewalla RoadTraffic Stop Hwy 22- Speak with an Officer Henry Lane- Gunshots 911 Hang Up John George Loop - Speak with an Officer Speak with an Officer East Main- Speak with an Officer Matrose Carrolls Road Disorderly Conduct Guys Chewalla Road Traffic Stop Traffic Stop

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5/24/2013 Traffic Stop Attempt to Serve New Bethel Road- Attempt to Serve Jackson Street- Attempt to Serve Attempt to Serve Speak with an Officer Sulphur Springs RoadSpeak with an Officer Wilson Lane- Suspicious New Hope Road- Speak with an Officer Old Stage Road- Speak with an Officer

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Making McNairy County Sports headlines for more than 110 years

Volume 111, Number 02, Wednesday, May 29, 2013

B Section

Local teams set to heat up the gym By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

Local area high school and junior high teams are coming to Selmer to get in the gym and, like the weather, heat things up. Each team is looking to play more competition that they normally do not play during the regular season. Teams are coming all the way from Alabama, Mississippi, and the far reaches of Tennessee to get in the action. The games began last Tuesday after deadline, and will run all the way through Friday. Games will be going on all day at McNairy Central High School, Selmer Middle School, and the Selmer Civic Center. Costs will be just $1 at the door, a small price to play for some great basketball.

Staff Photos by Brian Azevedo and Andrew Alexander

McNairy Central, Adamsville High School, Adamsville Jr High, Bethel, Michie, Selmer and Ramer will all be playing basketball this week in Selmer. The games will be played at McNairy Central, Selmer Middle School, and the Selmer Civic Center.

McNairy County’s baseball roots By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Being a Leapwood boy, born and bred, I was surprised to learn recently that there was a major league baseball player and manager originally from there. I was also surprised that I had never heard about it before. Kerby Farrell was born in Leapwood in 1913. He grew up around Bethel Springs and attended Bethel Springs High School, where he played baseball and basketball, and Freed-Hardeman University on a basketball scholarship, according to the Baseball Almanac. He spent his high school summer vacations playing semiprofessional baseball in Henderson, Jackson and Gleason. While at FHU, he met his future wife Mildred Nell Ledbetter, who is the niece of FHU cofounder N. B. Hardeman, and was signed by a Memphis minor league scout. Farrell married Ledbetter in 1935. The 5 foot 11 inch 172 pound left-hander did not brake into major league baseball until he was 29 years old.

He played first base for the Boston Braves in 1943 and the Chicago White Sox in 1945. He hit a solid .260 avg. and pitched five games in his first year, only earning credit for one loss. Farrell pitched for a 4.3 earned run average that year, which is a bit high. He stole five bases over his two-year career. He was not the best baseball player there was, but some considered him to be the best fielding first baseman. Casey Stengel was Farrell’s manager at Boston. Once during a hitting drill, Stengel’s bat slipped out of his hand, hit Farrell and broke his nose. Farrell was a longtime minor league manager and spent the 1957 season only as a major league manager. He won the Sporting News’ minor league manager of the year three times—in 1954, 1956 and 1961. He began his minor league managing career in 1941with the Spartanburg Peaches of the Cleveland Indians farm system. The Peaches finished first in their league in 1947 but lost in the first round of the playoffs. They finished in second place in 1949 and lost in the league finals. His Cedar Rapids Indians lost the league

finals in 1951, as did the 1952 and 1953 Reading Indians and the 1954 Indianapolis Indians, though Indianapolis did win the 1956 league championship. Farrell won another league championship with the Buffalo Bisons in 1961 and they finished first in their league in 1959, though they lost their first-round playoff game. His 1954 and 1956 Indianapolis Indians won American Association pennants and the 1956 Junior World Series championship. Indianapolis came from nine games behind Denver in late July to win first place in the league by five games in 1956. Farrell became manager of the Cleveland Indians at the end of the 1956 season, when Al Lopez left to become manager of the Chicago White Sox. Leo Durocher was reportedly the Indians’ first choice, but he asked for too much money. The Indians finished in second place behind the New York Yankees in 1956 but slumped to sixth place and a

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Coach’s Corner: Meet AHS Football Head Coach Brandon Gray By Stephanie Parsons Sports Writer

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Adamsville Football’s Head Coach Brandon Gray gives his confident grin when asked to give his picks for our College Pick ‘Em contest.

Brandon Gray, head coach of the Adamsville High School football team, has helped turn the Cardinals back into the exceptional team they once were two decades ago. Their success on the field shows the dedication and devotion coaches such as Gray have for their team, players, and community. Gray was born and raised in Adamsville where he attended Adamsville High School and excelled at football, basketball, and baseball. He graduated from AHS in 1992 and then went on to play baseball at Jackson State for two years. After suffering an injury, Gray attended the University of North Alabama in Florence, and it was here that he earned his degree in criminal justice and sociology. He went on to Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville and earned his master’s in educational leadership. It was in 2002 that Coach Danny Combs approached Gray about starting his career as an assistant coach at AHS. He then spent the next

two years honing his skills under the leadership of Combs. In 2006 Gray was named head coach for the Adamsville High School football team, where he also teaches criminal justice. In just three short years, he was given the honor of being named Titans High School Coach of the Week and earned his football program $1,000. When asked what is most rewarding about his role as head coach he said, “The relationship with the kids would have to be the most rewarding part about coaching.” Along with his duties as head coach, Gray is a devoted husband and father. In the past, when Gray was asked by the Independent Appeal who were the most influential people in his life, he said, “My familymy late brother Chad, we were competitive. He taught me a lot. My mom, Nancy Ellen Gray. She was just a good mom. She raised ‘em right and taught me to respect people. My dad, Glen H. Gray, always taught me that knowledge is power and no one can take it away from you.


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I Survived the Donkey Basketball Game 2013

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Bethel Elementary faculty and staff took on the parents of their students in a funny and exciting donkey basketball game. The celebration was in place after all the TCAP tests were over and provided great entertainment for all who attended.

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My name is Grady Barnes and I would like to tell you about myself and my services. I have had the good fortune to work with Henco for 35 years as Maintenance Supervisor, caring for 300,000 square feet of property including office and warehouse space - from roof leaks, air and heating units, light electrical and plumbing work, grounds keeping - whatever needed to be done. I almost looked at this property as my property and I worked hard to give it my best effort. As you may know, Henco is closing its furniture doors and selling the property, eliminating my employment. I believe that work is an honorable thing to do and I have always had a good attitude toward work. It’s the way we do our good in life. My business, going forward, is to help businesses and families here in the Selmer area to keep up their property. If it’s doing general repair work, mowing lawns, raking leaves, or whatever you need done. I’m your man. You will find my rates to be more than reasonable. Please put my number on your refrigerator and, when you need something done, give me a call! (731) 610-3002. Very truly yours, Grady Barnes

The gymnasium was more of a corral than a basketball court as the Bethel Springs Elementary School faculty and staff members hosted a game of donkey basketball on April 29, 2013

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against BSES parents. As a post TCAP celebration, the event brought in approximately 400 people in attendance. On the backs of, sure enough, donkeys, two teams fought diligently to hit the basket while at the same time remaining a “hold” on their reins and on top of their animals. There are only two rules when you play donkey basketball: You must be on the donkey’s back in order to take a shot, and you must at least be touching the donkey to ad-

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vance the ball. Both rules are hard to follow at times, especially when the donkeys decide to go the other way, want to lay down, or try to buck whenever you get on their backs. In the end, the parents prevailed. A special thank you to AG&N, Bancorp South, and Earl Johnson and Mark Allison for their donations. Project Enrich donated a $25 Walmart gift card to be given away at half time. Junior Weatherly was the winner of the gift card.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED SALE Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated §67-5-2507(b)( 6), the Mayor of McNairy County, Tennessee hereby gives notice of the proposed sale of the following tracts of property in McNairy County, Tennessee: Tract No. 1. 84 Jimmie Lane, Map 069, Control Map 069, Parcel 065.00 to Jason King for a price of $1,000.00. Tract No. 2. 1587 Dillon Road, Map 132, Control Map 132, Parcel 008.05 to Jason King for a price of $500.00.


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A description of said property is available at the County Mayor’s office. Anyone wishing to raise the purchase price on said tract of property by ten (10) percent or more, may do so at the County Mayor’s office, and must do so within ten (10) days of the date of this Notice. If no one raises the bid on a tract within ten (10) days, the property will be sold to the bidder shown above. If the purchase price is raised by ten percent or more,there will be an auction involving the original bidder for the tract and all persons who raised the original bid, at a later date. Dated: May 22, 2013. RONNIE BROOKS, McNAIRY COUNTY MAYOR


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MLB Season Standings American League East W/L GB New York 30-19 Boston 31-20 Baltimore 27-23 3.5 Tampa Bay 25-24 5 Toronto 21-29 9.5 Central Detroit Cleveland Chicago Kansas City Minnesota

W/L GB 28-20 27-22 1.5 24-24 4 21-26 6.5 19-28 8.5

West W/L GB Texas 32-18 Oakland 28-23 4.5 LA Angles 23-27 9 Seattle 21-29 11 Houston 14-36 18 National League East W/L GB Atlanta 30-19 Washington 26-24 4.5 Philadelphia 24-26 6.5 New York 18-29 11 Miami 13-37 17.5 Central St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati Milwaukee Chicago

W/L GB 32-17 31-19 1.5 31-19 1.5 19-29 12.5 19-30 13

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The love of helping young people and the desire to follow in her mother’s career path as a teacher are the two main reasons that one Pickwick Southside teacher chose education as her career. Brittany Howard has made quite an impact at Pickwick Southside in her six years as a teacher and coach at the elementary school. Howard teaches Grammar and Literature to the 6th-7th-8th grade students at Southside. She began coaching girls basketball for the Lady Eagles her first year at the school and remains as the coach. Debbie Harbin helped organize the first girls’ fast-pitch softball team at the school this spring. “Brittany is passionate about her job and students that she teaches,” said Pickwick Southside Principal Jennifer Copeland. “She is eager to take on a challenge and is loyal to her job, school and students.” Howard, a 2003 graduate of Adamsville High and a 2006 graduate of UT-Martin, is married to Brad Howard, and they live in Guys. “Brittany is a fabulous coach and role model,” complimented Copeland. “She has helped me in any way that I have asked and needed from her.” An outstanding athlete in high school, Howard starred in softball, basketball and soccer. She was named all-district in all three sports and was talented enough to have played in college, but chose to concentrate on her fasttrack plan to finish college. “I began thinking about becoming a teacher in high school after watching what my mother (Harbin) did with her students,” said Howard. Harbin is an English teacher at McNairy Central. Howard began her teaching career as a substitute teacher at Pickwick Southside, and she was hooked by the close-knit faculty at the school. “I just loved the teachers, and our then principal Jeremy Davis was awesome,” complimented Howard. “The principal we have now, Jennifer Copeland, is great as well.” Copeland’s love for the school has helped fuel improvements inside and outside the campus in Pickwick. “Mrs. Copeland has been a huge difference in our school,” said Howard. “She does not ask us to do anything that she will not do. If we are painting a classroom or working outside landscaping, then she is right there working with us.” The love of a small school atmosphere is a big positive for Howard, considering she grew up in a small school and now is a teacher in the same environment. “Brittany goes the extra mile in everything that she does and teaches with heart and soul,” said Copeland. “I am so thankful to have her as part of my staff at Pickwick Southside.” It is evident that Howard has made significant contributions to Pickwick Southside in her short tenure at the school. She would be an asset to any school in Tennessee.

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Coach Britney Howard’s Lady Eagles run back on defense during their match-up with the Ramer Lady Eagles. Pickwick South Side always competes well, and Coach Howard is a vital reason why.


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losing record in 1957, leading to Farrell’s firing. Early in the 1957 season, Sports Illustrated did an article on Farrell, entitled “The Man Who Makes the Indians Run.” Herb Score, a 1956 20-game winner, was hit and nearly blinded by a line drive by Gil McDougald and missed the rest of the season. Two other 20-game winners and eventual Hall of Famers Bob Lemon and Early Wynn slumped to losing records. Roger Maris, who played with Farrell in Indianapolis, made his major league debut that season. Farrell returned to the minors, where he managed in the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets and Minnesota Twins organizations. He coached for the White Sox from 1966 until 1969 and for the Indians in 1970 and 1971. Farrell worked as a scout for the Minnesota Twins in 1975 and was also assistant manager of the Vanderbilt baseball team that year. In 21 seasons as a minor league manager, Farrell’s won-lost record was 1,710-1,456 (.540). He was rumored to plot lineup changes on the tablecloths at the hotels where his teams stayed. Farrell was inducted into the Freed-Hardeman Athletics Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1975. Farrell was reportedly a big fan of the University of Tennessee Volunteers football team. Farrell died in Nashville, Tenn., in 1975 and is buried there. After Farrell died in 1975, F.M. Williams of The Tennessean wrote, “Kerby Farrell was not the greatest baseball player to ever live, although Joe McCarthy once said he was the best fielding first baseman he had ever seen. He was not the best manager, either, although nobody else ever was voted Minor League Manager-of-the-Year three times as he was...Kerby Farrell very easily might have been the greatest lover of baseball America has ever known, an epitaph his friends believe would please him more than anything else that could be said of him.”

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‘Thanks for the memories’ MCHS Principal Stroup looks back on his life and career By Jeff Whitten

Haddocks was one of the top all-time rushers at Mississippi State. “When I went to Alcorn Central, they said I was crazy,” Stroup said. As reported earlier, McNairy Central Alcorn Central had not won many Principal Cecil Stroup is retiring at the end games in the period prior to Stroup’s arof the school year in order to help his son, rival. Within four years, with the help of Rivers, who is battling cancer. good assistant coaches and players, the Stroup looked back on his life and team went undefeated. Stroup’s son, Rivcareer in a conversation with the Indepeners, played tackle on this team. dent Appeal last Thursday. “Coming off the Stroup has been field, beating Corinth, I principal at MCHS for can’t describe that feelthe past 12 years and ing,” Stroup said. has worked in school Alcorn had never administration for 38 beaten Corinth, Ripley, of the 43 years he has New Albany, Ripley, spent in education. Booneville, Iuka or Stroup spent the Tishomingo County, previous 16 years at but they were victoriAlcorn Central. Before ous over all of them that, he spent 14 years that season. at Walnut High. “I get that same All three of Stroup’s feeling when I see a kid children are followaccomplish something ing in his footsteps great. I just get a good in education. Rivers, feeling when that hapwho discovered he pens,” Stroup said. has cancer in De“I miss coaching. I cember of last year, is Principal Cecil Stroup miss the camaraderie Principal at Thrasher that you have, because High School. Michael kids will tell you more as a coach than they Stroup will be the new football coach will as a principal,” Stroup said. at Scotts Hill in the fall, and daughter “I’m proud of all of them, and most Summer is a special education teacher at of them have been a success in their own Alcorn Central Middle School. way,” Stroup replied when asked which of Stroup started his career at Mooreville his students he was most proud of. High School as a basketball coach and a Stroup’s students have become everyhistory teacher. “I moved up to the Asthing from truck drivers to doctors and sistant Principal’s job pretty quick,” Stroup lawyers. said. “I just like to see people succeed, whatA little later, Stroup moved up to prinever they do,” Stroup said. cipal and continued to coach football. He One of Stroup’s former players told was principal/football coach at Walnut for him that he and one of his assistants were, seven or eight years. other than his father, the most influential Stroup is originally from the Missismen in his life. sippi Delta, southwest of Batesville, Miss. Stroup always tell players that they He received his bachelor’s degree from need five things to be a success, on and off Delta State University, after spending two years at Northwest Mississippi Community the field. These are pride, desire, dedication, hustle and confidence. College, and his master’s degree from the “He said, ‘I remember those statements University of Mississippi in 1974. to this day.’ I said, ‘Maybe I did a little good, “I had some real good coaches that inthen,’” Stroup recalled. fluenced my life. I had an uncle who lived Stroup’s father was also the most influand breathed Ole Miss football and high ential man in his life. school football,” Stroup said when asked “My Dad had a sixth-grade education why he decided to go into education and and a doctorate in living,” Stroup said. coaching. Stroup’s father taught him the differ“Growing up in the Mississippi Delta, ence between needs and wants. the son of a sharecropper...we didn’t have “You can make $1,000 a day but if you a lot of monetary things. One thing we did spend $1,001, you might as well be sitting have was a good Mother and Daddy,” said on a creek bank. It’s not what you make, it’s Stroup, who was the oldest of six kids. what you do with it,” Stroup’s father told “Being out there, chopping that cotton him. in the field and daydreaming about what “I convey all that to kids when I talk to you were going to do with your life, I wantthem,” Stroup said. ed to either be a football coach and history “God put eyes in the front of your head instructor—I loved history—or I wanted to for a reason. You need to do what’s right. be an attorney. I told somebody the other day, I didn’t think I made the wrong choice. You need to do your best, and you need to treat every individual as you would like I loved what I do and I still love what I do. to be treated,” is how Stroup sums up his I enjoy working with young people and philosophy of life. working with people,” Stroup said. “Certainly I’m going to miss McNairy Stroup played football and basketball Central. It’s been my home for the last 12 when he was in high school. years. I spend more time here than I have “I didn’t play a whole lot of baseball. at home. We get to work early and try to get I probably coached more than I played. things done. As I told people when I came About the time baseball was being played, here, we try to provide a clean and safe enI had to be out there in those fields workvironment where young people can come ing,” Stroup said. and get the education that they wanted The transition from teacher to princiand deserved. I hope that we have done pal was relatively easy for Stroup, despite that. I hope that McNairy Central is better the fact that one woman advised him not off because of what we’ve done. We’ve had to do it. great teachers. I’ve always been one to “You learn to work with people. When I believe that you hire good people, provide made the transition at Walnut, I came out them with the resources, then you get out of the ranks,” Stroup explained. of the way and let them do their job. We’ve “There are very few people who are gohired some outstanding teachers. We had ing to outwork me,” Stroup said about the an outstanding staff when I came here,” secret to his success. Stroup said. Stroup’s work ethic led to him being “I’ll be coming back up here, because named coach of the year several years the people here are family to me,” said while he was at Walnut. His teams were Stroup, who lives in Corinth, Miss. conference champions six years in a row. “I’ve really enjoyed my time here. I Stroup was the assistant coach at the Misreally don’t want it to come to an end,” sissippi All-Star game in 1980. Stroup said. One of Stroup’s players was a number “I will certainly miss the people, the one NFL draft choice. Michael Haddocks, students. I will miss being on this hill. I’ve who played at Mississippi State, was loved the time I’ve been here. I’ve loved the drafted in the first round, seventh overall, people. I’ve made a lot of good friends— by the Philadelphia Eagles. Haddocks friends who will last a lifetime. Like I told played professional football for about nine them at the faculty meeting the other day: years, seven in Philadelphia and the last Thanks for the memories. I really have two for the Green Bay Packers. enjoyed doing what I do,” Stroup added. “He was a superb athlete,” Stroup said. Head News Writer

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MCHS senior projects propel students forward By Sarah Rowland Staff Writer

MCHS’s class of 2013 jumped the last hurdle of their high school careers April 24 and 25 as they presented their senior projects. This year’s class of seniors was offered a new topic guideline: volunteer work. In the 12 years since MCHS began senior projects, a decision was made to “do something a little different,” according to Lisa Forsythe, MCHS teacher and a senior project coordinator. “I could tell the students had taken more of a community role because they had volunteered,” said Bianca Emmons of Michie, who was a judge for the presentations. Emmons said she noticed the students really got involved in community service as part of their projects. “Like one [student] volunteered for firefighting, and he was really into it. His project was awesome ,and he enjoyed it so much he wanted to continue doing it,” she said. “One girl volunteered at a day care, and it was something she was thinking about doing as a career wise choice.” Emmons thinks volunteering helped the students. “Like the girl volunteering for the day care center, she actually got to experience that hands-on, and the volunteer firefighter, he got to ride in the truck and experience that hands-on.” While the new volunteer work topic could provide seniors with experience leading to future vocations or careers, the traditional topic of learning a particular skill could also meet the same ends. Brian Thacker of Selmer built a laptop as his senior project, and he wants to major in computer forensics in college. “I’m going into college to learn about computers, and…I really wanted experience before I went into college,” he said. Thacker said he really enjoyed learning about software and installing operating systems but wishes he had learned more about the hardware of computers. “We were just so limited on time, so we weren’t able to get into detail about all the parts.”

He said he plans to take the laptop to college and upgrade parts of it in his spare time. Samantha Russell of Selmer chose cake decorating as her project topic and said she plans to pursue it as a hobby in the future. When asked why she chose cake decorating, she said it was fun and interesting to her. “I remember being in the kitchen helping my grandmother, and I thought it would be a fun way to be in the kitchen some more and learn some more things,” she said. She said her favorite part of cake decorating is borders, but she wishes she could have learned more about the cake mix, air brushing and making figurines out of modeling chocolate. Jesse Williams of Hornsby and Alex Lopez of Selmer both learned carpentry for their senior projects. When asked why they chose carpentry, they said it was to build items they needed. Williams said he needed a bed and place to put his clothes, so he built a platform bed, which is a bed with drawers underneath. “That was just the one thing I knew that I actually really needed,” said Williams. He said he is also good at math and geometry so he knew he would be good at carpentry, too. Lopez built an entertainment center and said it will be something that will go in his own house when he moves out of his parents’ house. “I really did enjoy learning how to put something together for once in my life,” said Lopez. Lopez said the skill will be useful in the future when he owns his own home or to help somebody as needed. In choosing topics, both Forsythe and Emmons said students should choose something that is interesting to them. “If you don’t choose something that you like or are interested in then you are going to be miserable,” said Forsythe. Emmons even suggested that students consider something they may do career wise or at least will pursue further in the future.

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Alex Lopez poses with his finished carpentry project, an entertainment center which he plans to use in his future home.

Record 707 students graduate in spring semester at UT-Martin By Bud Grimes UT-Martin

A record 707 students graduated spring semester from the University of Tennessee at Martin. This total topped the previous record of 661 students who graduated from the university in spring semester 2012. The UT Martin Office of Academic Records reports official graduation numbers. A total of 38 of the graduating students had taken classes for academic credit at the UT-Martin/Selmer center, with 13 of the grads substantially completing coursework requirements for their degrees at the center. Local students listed by the university as having received undergraduate degrees in May were... Adamsville – Caroline Dollie Sils; Bethel Springs – Matthew Doyle Moore, Holly Rachelle Vetter, Bryson Colt Wil-

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Salutatorians aim for the stars

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SMS peer tutors make a difference

By Sarah Rowland Staff Writer

Amron Forsythe, daughter of Jack and Kim Forsythe of Adamsville, said it is exciting to be salutatorian, and it has always been her goal to be at the top of her class. “I used [my goal] as motivation to do well and even though it got hard sometimes, I worked through it,” she said. Forsythe said her grandmother Betty Henry is the most influential person in her life, especially in achieving her academic goals. “She died before I started high school, but I used the memory of her as inspiration,” she said. Kim, Forsythe’s mother, tearfully said, “She’s the greatest blessing of my life.” Forsythe advised ambitious students to work hard and reminded them, “It’s worth it.” She is also a successful bowler, a sport for which she has received numerous awards including Senior Bowler of the Year for Region Seven. She plans to attend Bethel University through a full bowling scholarship. She plans to major in business or biology. She said she is really excited about her future plans. “I feel [Bethel is] really where the Lord wants me to be, and there’s a lot in store for me there,” she said. Jacob Mullins, son of Randy and Nicole Mullins of Ramer, said he is “very blessed” to have achieved his goal to be salutatorian, a goal he has had since starting high school. “It filled me with a sense of pride and accomplishment. I had to study a lot and manage my time well, but I knew it would be worth it,” he said. The most influential people in Mullins’s life are his parents. “My parents are very proud of this. When I told them, they seemed to be the happiest people in the world,” he said. Mullins plans to attend the University of Memphis where he will major in biology. He plans to attend medical school in Memphis and specialize in pediatrics.

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Abby Gray, a seventh grade Selmer Middle School student and peer tutor, participates during a follow up lesson with the LRE class. They had studied Rome, Italy, and Abby read a book and helped them color a map of Italy, the Pantheon, and the Colosseum.

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FHU names local students to President’s, Dean’s Lists HENDERSON, TN— Freed-Hardeman University has released names of McNairy County students on the President’s List and Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester. The President’s List requires a grade point average of 4.0 and full-time status. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must earn a minimum GPA of 3.40 while taking at least 12 credit hours. Students making the President’s List were

Lucy Lopez, senior theatre performance major; and Alyssa Shirley, senior arts and humanities major. Those named to the Dean’s List include the following: Emily Harris, freshman arts and humanities major; Emily Johnson, senior music major; Rachael Shannon, senior communication major; and Clay Shirley, senior arts and humanities major.

Selmer resident makes Dean’s List at Rhodes College Selmer resident Jonathon M. Jones was named to the Rhodes College Dean’s List for the 2012 fall semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled in at least 16 credit hours of academic work and must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.70 or better. Jones is a graduate of McNairy Central High School.


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William Jones and Ms. Anita Graves are admiring a pizza delivered to Bethel Springs Elementary School. This was his lunch on March 20. It was a prize for his effort on a recycling project.  

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 Wednesdays 12 Noon 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.

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.

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.

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 Finger Finger-Leapwood Road, Finger Bobby Bray, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Evening: 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Joy Foster Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Good Hope Baptist 678 Good Hope Church Rd., Adamsville Tim Elrod, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Pastor: Bro. Don Singleton Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening: 5:30 p.m. 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 Lorraine Baptist Church Melvin Qualls Rd., Michie, TN Trent Nethery, Jr., Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m./6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Spr. Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy, TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville Bro. David Simmons, Pastor Church of Christ: Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy. 22 S., Michie Joe Story, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Van Vansandt, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Cypress Tank Church of Christ 2645 Cypress Tank Rd., Pocahontas Dr. Brian Jackson, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Eastside Church of Christ 1366 E. Poplar, Selmer Luke DeLavergne, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy. 45 S., Selmer Shobeck Dethrow, 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 Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Sunday School: 9:45 Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday Morning Service: 10:45 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Night Service: 5:30 Sunday worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Piney Grove Church of God 888 Rose Creek Rd., Selmer Pleasant Site Baptist Church Aaron Moss, Pastor 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Sunday School: 10 a.m. Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy: 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.

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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402 - wanted

See 2711 - 81 acr Yard Sales North part McNairy Jones Ln. Some op on Page 8B land, secluded, and

501 - professional services

Buying junked, wrecked, and DOUG BUTLER: House levelLAND LAND good running vehicles. Paying LAND ing, rotting sills, replace floors,


7005 - Restricted 2 ac.Call +/- wooded, lake.brick $15,000. up Subdivision, to $2,000. today,view getof community cracking - 30

years experi(662) (TF) Ln., Bethel Springs - 9.75 acres, secluded,284-6146. Free estimates. (TF) 8508 - Leanard wooded. $30,000. Dodge Ram 1500, 4x2, Quad 509 - J.C. Pickett Rd., Finger - 24 +/- acres of secluded wildlife & woods. cab ST, Flame red, 129,000 Need Cash - Call today - buy$65,000. miles, towing package, bedliner, ing junk cars, trucks, vans/ suvs, running boards, bed cover, 5 vehicles that run, scrapmetal, speed, $9,000, Call 376-1812 or and more. FAST CASH, Free 926-5363.(2,3,4,5) pickup. No title needed. (731) 610-8666. (TF)

201 - autos

paid today. Call 731-610-8827. (731) cell 2808 - GREAT pasture land w/fencing, creek, wooded tree lineence. & beaver lake. 239-8945, $44,900.


employment 301 - job opportunities Needed part-time maintenance. Taking applications at Northwood Apartments, 260 Arendall Street, Adamsville Thursday & Tuesday from 9 to 2. (2)


miscellaneous 401 - for sale Dell laptop $200 under warranty. Also labtop repair. 731925-6183. (TF) Oak dinette set rectangle table w/6 chairs excellent condition. $250.00 Call 731610-8649.(2)

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2213 - Guys Chewalle Rd, Guys - $295,500 * Brick Ranch Home * 4 bedooms * 2.5 baths * 5 ac. +/- * Guest House * Patio * Garage


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113 - Cox Ln., Selmer $40,000 * Ranch * Carport * Porch * Deck * 3 Bedrooms * 2 Baths * Shaded yard

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2513 - Forth St., Selmer - $69,500 * Commercial Brick Building * Down Town* Roll up Door * 5,000 sqft buiding * Concrete Floor * Bath * office * storage

2713 - Roy Seay Rd., Selmer - $59,900 * Ranch Home * Porch * 3 bedrooms * 2 Baths * rural area * 2.70 acres

ABSOLUTE ESTATE AUCTION 3611 - Hwy 64 W - 2 ac +/-

located on a 4 lane highway. Alread has a barn, and is ready

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Also selling from this location:

* Komatsu D41 Dozer & Prairie Schooner GN Travel Trailer with Slide *

Saturday, june 1 • 10:00 a.M. 423 Montrose Carroll Road

• 1978 Corvette T-Top L88 Engine • Troybilt “Mustang” Zero Turn Mower • 1650V Procraft Boat with 115 Yamaha • Wellcraft Cabin Cruizer, Twin Mercury Outdrive, 1999 Towmaster Triple Axle Trailer • 1982 Honda Goldwing Motorcycle • 2002 Ford F350 XL Super Duty Quad Door Pickup • HD Bumper pull trailer • Commercial Wood Chipper • CASE 730 Diesel Tractor


• AG5 Bush Hog • 5’ Dirt Box • 5’ Sitrex Finish Mower • Fuel Tanks • Misc Trailers & Scrap Metal • Approx. 20’x30’ Metal Storage Shed • Dewalt Planer • Wrenches, Power Tools, Tool Boxes and Collectibles • Lumber & Building Supplies ...

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on June 25, 2013 at 10:00AM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust ex-

ecuted by Erick L. Griffin and Robbi L. Griffin, husband and wife, to Emmett James House and Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee, on May 30, 2003 at Deed of Trust 352, Page 872; modified at Deed of Trust 408, Page 1047; all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Owner of Debt: EverBank 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 352, Page 872; modified at Deed of Trust 408, Page 1047; in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 090I-D020.04 Current Owner(s) of Property: Erick L. Griffin and wife, Robbi L. Griffin Other interested parties: Jackson Clinic c/o Buffaloe & Associates The street address of the above described property is believed to be 307 Kirkpatrick Drive, Selmer, Tennessee 38375, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. If applicable, the notice requirements of T.C.A. 355-117 have been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and

otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time.

Systems, Inc., as nominee for Decision One Mortgage Company, LLC, its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee.

ern corner of the McCarter tract of record in Deed Book 78, Page 459 (Now Jenkins); thence in a Western direction with McCarter 210 feet to a stake; thence in a Northern direction with McCarter 315 feet to a stake, McCarter’s most Northern Northeast corner; thence in an Eastern direction with the original North boundary line of that tract of record in Deed Book 51, Page 204, 210 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.5 acres, more or less.

time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1445‑235236


831 Circle Hill Drive in Selmer. Glassware, furniture, tools, electronics, computer desk and appliances. Thursday • Friday • Saturday 8 a.m. until ?


Saturday, June 1st at 1023 Oxford Creek Road, Selmer

Armoire, TV, rocking chair, & several furniture pieces, baby & children’s clothes/ items, house decor, TN collectibles and much more. Don’t miss this one because it will end at 3:00 sharp.


Friday & Saturday May 31 & June 1 38 Center Ridge Rd. Bethel Springs

(corner Rowsey School House Road) 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Cheap prices - Must go! Kid’s furniture, Janome sewing machine, baby clothes, collectible dolls, Mary Kay, quilt, glassware and more.

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. 04-2593 13577 52, 1, 2 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated July 14, 2006, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded July 21, 2006, at Book 382, Page 2182 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Kerry Dale Sanders and Charlotte D. Sanders, conveying certain property therein described to Pamela Drewery Rodgers as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration

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Randstad will be hosting an industrial recruiting event : Thursday, May 6, 2013 9AM-1PM & 3PM-7PM Henderson City Hall 121 Crook Avenue Henderson, Tennessee 38340

Saturday, June 1 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Eastview car lot across from the Junction.

Clothes from baby to adult, toys, furniture, housewares, tools and much more.

INSIDE YARD SALE at McDOUGLE’S, 3690 HINES GIN ROAD Saturday, June 1. Open at 9 a.m. A little bit of everything!

Computer Desk, King mattress set, Desk, 5 drawer chest, paper back books 5 for $1; New set cookware. IC mattress bunkie - new $45; Full set $149, Queen set $169. Commercial Hemmer Sewing Machine. Twin stroller. Irons, coffeemakers. Roll top oak desk. Used tables and chairs, oak filing cabinet, pub table and stools, small curio, coffee & end tables, glider rockers, new cherry queen bedroom suite, child’s rocker, black metal bed. Much, much more! Need Something? Check here! 645-3069, 697-8153.

NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on June 10, 2013 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the West margin of the Corinth-Caffey located in the North boundary line of that tract conveyed to William T. Fullwood by Warranty Deed of record in Deed Book 51, Page 204, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee; thence in a Southern direction with the West margin of said CorinthCaffey Road 315 feet to a stake located in a North-

ALSO KNOWN AS: 991 Sticine Road, Guys, Tennessee 38339-5247 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Kerry Dale Sanders; Charlotte D. Sanders; Port Financial Credit Union The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any

NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Signature Fence Company PROJECT NO.: 98048-4119-04 CONTRACT NO.: CNL942 COUNTY: McNairy The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make nal settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to le claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must le same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700 James K. Polk Bldg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 07/05/13.

DATED May 6, 2013

INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee May 15, 2013 May 22, 2013 May 29, 2013 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ rwatkins_130506_ 941 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 13580 52, 1, 2 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of

See legals, 9B

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FOR SALE BY OWNER 338 Kirkpatrick - Selmer (731) 645-5575 or (731) 610-0430

Good to know you!

3 Bdrm., 2 Bath, laminate floors in den, kitchen, dining room - carpet in bedrooms - vinyl in pantry, utility, bathrooms - central heat & air, wired for cable or Direct TV - large deck - carport.




Friday & Saturday June 1st and 2nd

1726 Buena Vista Road

which is $20,000 less than county appraisal.

3 regular Baby quilts, shower gifts, 2 pair drapes, dresses on hangers - nice! 1 carpet, Wertilzer piano, piano stool - Victorian style. Sheets and dishes. Large mixers.

The Town of Milledgeville, Tennessee, will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on the 10th day of June, 2013 on the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget in accordance with section 6-56-206 of the Tennessee Code Annotated. The public is invited to attend and comment on the proposed budget.

YARD SALE Saturday 7 a.m. until? 100 Debbie Circle Selmer *** Clothes, furniture, misc. items.

YARD SALE Rosewood Place 200 Redbird Street Selmer Friday, June 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Stockdale’s Store Manager We’re looking for a Store Manager for our new Selmer, TN location. If you are an enthusiastic, energetic leader with innovative ideas, come INDEPENDENT APPEAL join ourSELMER team of professionals. We offer a competitive compensation package including salary, and benefits. To qualify, a candidate should 5/29/2013, 6/5/2013 have a 9127805-IN05388 solid background in store management. Stockdale’s is a rural lifestyleRANSTS store owned by the Tennessee Farmers Co-op.

3.79” x 4”


Manny and Ladouceur v.1for all operational aspects of the store • Be responsible accountable • Demonstrate strong leadership ability. • Management and analytical skills are essential. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Able to work flexible hours. • Demonstrate consistent reliable attendance and punctuality standards. • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. • Possess strong HR skills including the ability to hire qualified employees, and train and motivate them to develop individual selling, customer service and product knowledge skills. • Maintain a full and effective staff. • Have the ability to teach within the store and/or at other locations. • Be a problem solver in both merchandising and personnel issues. • Place a high priority on store appearance to create an environment that is pleasing to both customers and employees of the store. • Must have at least two years store management experience, plus one year of supervisory experience; excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills; and a knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Send resumes to Stockdale’s, Attn: HR, PO Box 3003, LaVergne, TN 37086 or fax to 615.793.8261 or e-mail to EOE

GENERAL FUND Estimated Revenues Local Taxes State of Tennessee Federal Government Other Sources

ACTUAL 2011-2012

ESTIMATED 2012-2013

PROPOSED 2013-2014

$31,706 $83,829 $0 $7,294

$35,894 $23,193 $0 $181,177

$36,500 $23,175 $716,000 $3,400

Total Estimated Revenues




Estimated Expenditures Salaries Other Costs

$3,960 $115,372

$4,892 $236,006

$4,892 $777,125

Total Estimated Expenditures




$132,677 $136,174 1 part time

$136,174 $135,540 1 part time

$135,540 $132,598 1 part time

STREET FUND Estimated Revenues State of Tennessee Other Sources

$6,951 $118

$6,664 $106

$6,500 $100

Total Estimated Revenues




Estimated Expenditures Salaries Other Costs

$0 $2,542

$0 $7,056

$0 $30,000




$20,847 $24,374 0

$24,374 $25,088 0

$25,088 $1,688 0

Estimated Beginning Fund Balance Estimated Ending Fund Balance Employee Positions

Total Estimated Expenditures Estimated Beginning Fund Balance Estimated Ending Fund Balance Employee Positions


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the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed February 28, 2012 by Donald Adams, Jr. a single man, a/k/a Donald D. Adams, Jr., and Penelope H. Adams and Donald D. Adams, Sr., husband and wife to First American Title Insurance Company, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Mcnairy County, Tennessee, in Deed of Trust 405, Page 1399, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Flagstar Bank, FSB, 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, June 18, 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, towit:

90l5268296 File # 1779-0104657-FC 13642 1, 2, 3

set forth above. W&A No. 1286‑235157

tion, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Joel E. Burns; Melody G. Burns; Shelter Financial Bank; Joel E. Burns

Situated in County of McNairy, State of Tennessee. Tract No. 1: Beginning at a point in the centerline of a County blacktop road, the same being a common corner with Martin, also being the southwest corner of a tract herein described; thence North 7° 30 minutes 00 seconds East with the east boundary line of Martin 590 feet to a 30-inch White Oak in a hedgerow; thence with said hedgerow North 86° 37 minutes 58 seconds East 404.4 feet to a cross in the centerline of State Route No. 117; thence with said State Route No. 117, South 01° 27 minutes 49 seconds West 711 feet to the centerline intersection of a County blacktop road; thence with the center of said County blacktop road as follows: North 78° 39 minutes 30 seconds West 193 feet, North 76° 43 minutes 54 seconds West 284.4 feet to the beginning, containing 6.53 acres, gross. The above description Includes, but expressly Excludes, any legally owned right-ofway of said road. Tract No. 2: Beginning at a nail and cap in the centerline of State Route No. 117, the same being a common corner with Hunt; thence South 4° 02 minutes West with said State Route No. 117, 346.5 feet to a nail and cap; thence South 86° 07 minutes West with Treece’s north boundary line 265.08 feet to the intersection of two (2) fences; thence North with a fence, Raines’ east boundary line 381.5 feet to an iron pin; thence South 86° 28 minutes 26.1 seconds East with Hunt’s south boundary line, passing an iron pin at 249.38 feet, in all 289.38 feet to the beginning, containing 2.31 acres gross. Subject to road easement. Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 076-007.02 Property Address: 2231 Shiloh Adamsville Road, Adamsville, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated August 31, 2006, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded September 11, 2006, at Book 383, Page 2066 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Marjorie Steele, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Fidelity Mortgage of NY, its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on June 17, 2013 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: The following described real estate, said land lying and being in McNairy County, Tennessee; Tract Number 2: Beginning at an iron pin in the Northeast Corner of the Sharp Lot and in the West Margin of U.S. Highway 45, thence Northerly 83 feet along and parallel with said highway, to an iron pin located in the West Margin of said highway and the South Side of an old driveway; thence in a Westerly direction 78 feet to an iron pin located in the middle of a concrete ditch and the Northeast Corner of the Fuller Lot; thence in the Southern direction 83 feet along said ditch and an iron pin and the Southeast Corner of the Fuller Lot; thence East along the North Bateman Line; 111 feet to the point of beginning. [The legal description attached has been revised in accordance with an Attorney’s Affidavit to be recorded prior to foreclosure.] ALSO KNOWN AS: 790 Peach Street, Selmer, Tennessee 38375-1219 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Marjorie Steele The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale

DATED May 17, 2013 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee May 22, 2013 May 29, 2013 June 5, 2013 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ awoodard_130517_1041 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 13643 1, 2, 3 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated April 16, 2004, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded April 19, 2004, at Book 368, Page 1410 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Joel E. Burns Melody G. Burns and Joel E. Burns, conveying certain property therein described to Deusner and Kennedy as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Commercial Federal Bank, A Federal Savings Bank, its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on June 17, 2013 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the South right of way line of State Highway Number 57, which beginning point is where said right of way line of said Highway intersects the West boundary line of the Mae Chambers Land, said beginning point also being the beginning point in deed of record in the Office of the Register for McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed Book Number 51, Page 368, runs thence South, with West line of said Chambers Land, 459 feet to a stake; thence in a Westerly direction and parallel with said Highway 216 feet to a stake; thence North and parallel with the West line of said Chambers Land 459 feet to a stake in the South right of way line of said Highway; thence in an Easterly direction, with the South right of way line of said Highway, 216 feet to the point of beginning, containing 2 and a half acres, more or less. ALSO KNOWN AS: 8411 Highway 57 East, Michie, Tennessee 38357-5021 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addi-

The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1286‑228084 DATED May 15, 2013 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee May 22, 2013 May 29, 2013 June 5, 2013 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ awoodard_130515_1150 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 13641 1, 2, 3 NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS May 29, 2013 City of Bethel Springs 4066 Main Street Bethel Springs, TN 38315 731-934-7266 REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about June 6, 2013, the City of Bethel Springs will submit a request to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TDECD) for the release of Title I of the Housing and Community Development act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as the Bethel Springs Water System Improvements Project for the purpose of the rehabilitation and repair of components within the existing water treatment plant, with an estimated funding of $357,106. The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from the National Environmental Policy Act requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at City Hall, Bethel Springs, TN and may be examined or copied Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Mayor’s Office. All comments received by June 5, 2013 will be considered by the City of Bethel Springs prior to authorizing submission of a request to release of funds. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Bethel Springs certifies to the TDECD that Kay Cox, in her capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. TDECD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Bethel Springs to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS TDECD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Bethel Springs‘ certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis:

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(a) The certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Bethel Springs; (b) The City of Bethel Springs has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) The grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by TDECD; or (d) Another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.

The City of Bethel Springs has reevaluated the alternatives to building in the floodplain and has determined that it has no practicable alternative. Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments. This activity will have no significant impact on the environment for the following reason: the project includes rehabilitating existing infrastructure that is outdated and not fully operational. No expansion or new construction will occur. An Environmental Review meeting NEPA requirements has been conducted of the project and is available at City Hall.

Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Federal Programs, 3rd Floor, 312 Rosa Parks Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37243. Potential objectors should contact the Policy and Federal Programs Division to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Kay Cox Mayor of Bethel Springs 13685 2 Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain To: All interested Agencies - Federal, State, and Local - Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that the City of Bethel Springs under CFR 24 Part 58 has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for a Community Development Block Grant under B-10-DF-47-0001. The proposed project is located at 4110 Main St. in Bethel Springs, McNairy County, Tennessee. The proposed project includes the rehabilitation of the existing water treatment plant. These components have outlived their design life and need replacement. The project is being funded with CDBG grant funds from HUD. The size of the water treatment plant is approximately .5 acres. The plant is located within the 100 year floodplain associated with the Cypress Creek. The City of Bethel Springs has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values: (i) the water treatment plant has been at this location for decades. It is strategically located in the center of the city directly located over an existing spring (ii) alternatives considered were (1) relocating the plant to another location, and (2) no action. Reasons for non-selection of these alternatives is that relocation is too costly and the plant is in a strategic location for water treatment, and action is required as the plant is operating substandard due to age. (iii) mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values consist of restricting the rehabilitation to existing damaged components of the plant. The plant shall not be enlarged. No LOMR’s or LOMA’s from FEMA have been issued. The project will be implemented in compliance with state and local floodplain protection procedures.

There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. Written comments must be received by the City of Bethel Springs at the following address on or before June 5, 2013: City of Bethel Springs, 4066 Main St., Bethel Springs, TN 38315. Attention: Kay Cox, Mayor. The phone number is 731-934-7266. Comments may also be submitted or further information can be requested via email at A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 9am to 4pm at the address stated above. Date: May 29, 2013 Name of Certifying Officer: Kay Cox Title of Certifying Officer: Mayor 13686 2 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 November 22, 2006 by Larry E. Mitchell and wife, Judy G. Mitchell to Mark A. Rosser, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed of Trust 385, Page 1067, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, The Bank Of New York Mellon Fka The Bank Of New York,As Trustee For The Benefit Of The Certificateholders Of The Cwabs Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007Bc2, 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, June 25, 2013 commencing at 01:00 PM, at

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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, towit:

utes 23 seconds east with the west boundary of this lot and the east boundary of Lot No. 71, 212.53 feet to an iron pin in the south right-of-way of Tanyard Circle, the northwest corner of this lot and the northeast corner of Lot No. 71, runs thence with the south right-of-way of Tanyard Circle, the north boundary of this lot, north 84 degrees 23 minutes 16 seconds east, 47.30 feet to an iron pin, thence south 74 degrees 32 minutes 00 seconds east, 77.70 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 0.54 acres more or less. All bearing contained in this description are referred to the plat of record. The foregoing legal description is based upon a plat of survey of H.E. Williams, Jr., PR, RLS, Tennessee Certifi-

cate No. 505 which plat of survey is dated February of 1993.

Situated in County of McNairy, State of Tennessee. The following Lot or Parcel of land, lying and being in McNairy County, State of Tennessee, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at an iron pin in the south right-of-way of Tanyard Circle, the northeast corner of Lot No. 70 of the Tanyard Springs Subdivision, Addition No. 1, a plat or plan being of record in Plat Book No. 1, Page No. 15, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, the same being the property of Watson Price, recorded in Deed Book No. 139, Page No. 3, said iron pin also being the northwest corner of Lot No. 69 of the Subdivision, the property of Sally Adams Lee, recorded in Deed Book No. 110, Page No. 639; runs thence south 32 degrees 48 minutes 00 seconds west with the east boundary of this lot and the west boundary of Lot No. 69, 226.21 feet to an iron pin, the southeast corner of this Lot, the southwest corner of this lot, the southwest corner of Lot No. 69 and the south boundary of the subdivision; runs thence north 79 degrees 31 minutes 52 seconds west with the south boundary of this lot and the south boundary of the subdivision, 100.12 feet to an iron pin, the southwest corner of this lot and the southeast corner of Lot No. 71, the property of Coleman Smith recorded in Deed book No. 125, Page 226, runs thence North 27 degrees 46 min-

Notice of the Right to Foreclose has been given in compliance with T.C.A. § 35-5-117. Tax Parcel ID: 074H-A019.00 Property Address: 145 Tanyard Circle, Adamsville, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue

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