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Volume 111, Number 03, Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Adamsville Elementary burglaries solved

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By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with two break-ins at Adamsville Elementary School, according to Adamsville Police Chief Jerry Christopher. The two juveniles were apprehended after a second break-in last Saturday.


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The first with which the two youths are charged occurred on May 25. The two young people are charged in Juvenile Court with two counts of burglary and one count of theft of property. Christopher said the only thing apparently missing is walkie-talkies. He said the motive for the break-ins was apparently just kids getting into mischief. This is the third burglary in the past

couple of months. Kevin Lane, of Stantonville, and Shawn Wisniewski, of Adamsville, were arrested in May in connection to a break-in at AES in April. Six iPods, an iPad, a cellphone and a laptop computer were taken in this burglary. Both will appear in General Sessions Court on July 11 to face charges of burglary other than a habitation and theft.

McNairy County native loses 170 pounds: Gunn crowned top weight loser in state

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By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Heather Shelton Gunn, originally from Ramer, has been crowned the top weight loser in the state. Gunn was also crowned as the top weight loser for a Take Off Pounds Sensibly group of which she is a member. “I was just crowned the Tennessee state Queen for TOPS on April 6,” Gunn said. Gunn will be going to Calgary, Alberta Canada in July to represent Tennessee in the international recognition day. Created in 1948, TOPS is the oldest weight loss organization in the state. Gunn’s highest recorded weight was 367 pounds, but she is now down to around 200 pounds. She had various health problems associated with her weight, such as high blood pressure, insulin resistance and sleep apnea. Up until she lost all of the weight, Gunn had never been at a normal weight. “I just got progressively larger. More than anything, it was just a combination of bad choices. I just got bigger and bigger. I tried numerous, numerous diet plans—all kinds of extreme diets—different programs. I finally found something that worked for me. On Feb. 14, 2011, I walked into Metabolic Research Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and they have a program. I was educated on what was going to work for my body best to lose the weight, and I started seeing progress relatively quickly. It kept going and going and here I am now, the biggest loser at their center,” Gunn said. Gunn said she lost the 170 pounds over a 14 or 15 month period just by putting the right combinations of food in her diet. Gunn says she exercises a whole lot more now that she is thinner.


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Pictured above is Heather Gunn before and after her weight loss. Gunn lost nearly 170 pounds and was crowned the top weight loser in the state of Tennessee for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. “Initially, I was not physically capable of exercising much, but I’ve gone canoeing, kayaking, snow skiing—things that I never in my life would have ever imagined I would do. I’m experiencing life now in a whole new body,” Gunn said. Gunn has now reached her weight goal. “I was told by a plastic surgeon last year that I do not need to lose any more weight,”

Gunn said. Gunn appeared on the television show, the Doctors, which aired March 20. “I never thought that this amazing weight loss story would be my story,” Gunn said about her appearance on the show. “It allows you to do whatever eating pro-


Ramer Ruritans plan war memorial


By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

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The 2005 Chevrolet Traverse wrecked last Friday on Purdy Road. Driver Linda Brown was injured in the accident.

Car overturns in woods, injures driver By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer


Linda F. Brown, 48, of 2246 Purdy Beauty Hill Rd., was injured in a onecar accident last Friday on Purdy Rd. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol Unofficial Crash Report from Trooper Kennie Lamberth, who worked the accident, Brown was driving a gray 2005 Chevrolet Traverse east on Purdy Road, when

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she ran off the right side of the roadway, struck several trees and overturned. Brown suffered incapacitating injuries, according to the report. Brown was transported by Emergency Medical Services ambulance to McNairy Regional Hospital. MRH has told the Independent Appeal in the past that it is against their policy to release the condition of patients. A passenger in the vehicle was not transported for medical treatment.

The Ramer Ruritan Club with the help of the community and local businesses is planning to construct a war memorial at the Civic Center. The Ruritans hope to have the memorial completed by Veterans’ Day in November, according to Ruritans’ President Wayne Elam. The project has been in the works for about six months to a year. The Ramer Ruritan Veterans’ Memorial Plaza will be funded by the sale of bricks with the names of veterans that will be displayed at project, which is expected to cost about $15,000. “We would like to give everyone the opportunity to have their loved ones’ who have served our country displayed at this memorial,” said a statement from the Ruritans. Anyone wishing to volunteer their time in preparing the site for the memorial is welcome to do so. The volunteers’ names will be displayed on a bench that will be part of the memorial. Sponsorships are also available. Sponsors’ names will be on a roadside monument. For more information on the memorial contact Wayne Elam at (731) 645-0137, Mike Smith at (731) 989-5111, (731) 608-1539 or (731) 645-3972, Jackie Suggs at (731) 935-5900, Thomas Hildebrandt at (731) 645-4833, or Daniel Burkeen at (901) 413-6988. In order to purchase a brick, fill out the form inside on page 5A and return it to: Ramer Ruritan Club, c/o Veterans’ Memorial, P.O. Box 22, Ramer, TN 38367.

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Two Brothers Art Show at the Latta By Emily Pitts Staff Writer

You do not have to look too far to find a successful artist from McNairy County; finding two, who are brothers, is a bit more surprising. Bob and Gordon Hester, a stained glass artist and an oil painter respectively, grew up in Selmer but left the area years ago. They have both returned to their hometown with much artistic talent and a full art show in tow. Arts in McNairy’s Two Brothers Art Show opened this past week at the Latta Visitors’ and Cultural Center gallery in downtown Selmer. AiM first learned about the brothers when AiM member Peggy Daniel spotted a painting of the old Selmer High School on display at the Ned in Jackson about three years ago. The AiM Visual Arts Committee chair at the time, Vicki Cowan, contacted the painter, Gordon Hester, and upon learning that he and his brother were both artists from the county, began making plans for an art show at AiM’s future home. Once the Latta Visitors’ and Cultural Center was opened, new Visual Arts Committee Chair Lisa Engle contacted the brothers again to finalize plans for the show. A reception was held for its opening this week. “The reception went great,” said Engle. “We are so happy to have the brothers doing a show here in the county.” The brothers are also grateful for the opportunity to display together in their hometown. “We really appreciate people taking time to come by and view the show,” said Gordon Hester. Gordon, the older of the brothers, is an oil painter from Goodlettsville. Since his childhood, he has been “always doodling.” After taking a drawing class, he started painting sporadically in 1974 but has begun painting much more since his retirement. He draws much of his inspiration from nature scenes and pictures from his travels. “If I see a scene or just something I like, I paint it, or try to paint it,” said Gordon. Gordon has been represented in galleries in Jackson, Hendersonville,

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Above: Bob Hester displays his stained glass re-creation of the old Selmer High School. Right: Gordon Hester prepares to hang his painting of a lighthouse in Maine for the show’s reception. and Nashville. His brother, Bob, is a stained glass artist. He sells his work at his daughter’s gift shop in Navarre Beach, Fla. and has displayed at the Hockaday Broomcorn Festival, but this is his first art show. He began doing stained glass work at a studio in Jackson after his retirement about 10 years ago. “I decided I would not sit down on the couch and watch TV all day,” said Bob. “I had to have something to fill my time. There was a stained glass studio in Jackson. I just wandered in there and started watching them, and I thought I’d kind of like to do that.” After the studio in Jackson closed, Bob began doing stained glass work on his own. He makes his own patterns out of photographs from the area taken by himself and his brother. He has created several pieces of local interest, including a depiction of the old Selmer High School and one of the Latta building itself, which he has graciously donated to AiM’s permanent collection. “What inspires me is the country,” said Bob. “I love old trucks, old cars,

old tractors, old barns, and little kids.” The appropriately named Two Brothers Art Show will be on display for public viewing at the Latta Visitors’ and Cultural Center gallery through July 5. All the pieces are for sale, along with prints of the paintings in the form of greeting cards, but they are going fast. “Both fellows have already sold a piece,” said Engle last Monday. Both brothers are also open to doing commissions for any who are interested. For more information on the show, contact AiM Visual Arts Committee Chair Lisa Engle at (731) 439-0095. Up next for the AiM Visual Arts Committee is a photography show, which will go on display in July.

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. Additionally, the event’s annual car show is no longer limited to hot rods and has been opened up to all years, makes, and models. This year’s event also boasts a wonderful musical lineup including the headlining act Hillbilly Casino, The Silver Threads, whose image graces the newest Rockabilly Mural in downtown Selmer, and crowd favorite Phil Hummer & the White Falcons, in addition to several local acts. More than 3,000 people are expected to fill the streets of Selmer on June 8. For more information, call Russell Ingle at (731) 645-6360.


County Commissioner James McNeil voted no on the proposed $50 wheel tax at the last meeting. We regret any inconvenience an earlier report to the contrary may have caused. Kevin Isbell is no longer on the Board of Education. Ricky Whitaker took his place. Last week, it was reported that Larry Stackens, co-owner of Smokin’ Pig Sandwich Shop in Selmer, learned barbecuing in Jacks Creek. Lamon Massengill, the shop’s other co-owner, actually learned the skill in Jacks Creek. Smokin’ Pig Sandwich Shop is located at 125 Railroad Street in Selmer.

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gram that you want to do, whatever diet that you want to try on your own, but you go for the camaraderie of other people going to the same classes, trying to be helping losing weight. It’s a very good combination and it worked for me to have the nutritional guidance, one-on-one counseling, but also the camaraderie of other people going through the weight-loss process,” Gunn said. Gunn said she did not lose the weight by counting calories. Instead, Gunn weighs her food. She eats four ounces of lean protein. She also eats eggs and cheese, within limits. She eats a carbohydrate, a grain or fruit, that is limited to about 50 calories, for each meal. Gunn has eight ounces of raw vegetables or four ounces cooked. Gunn eats little fat and very rarely eats processed foods. “There are certain vegetables I won’t eat, certain fruits that I won’t eat, that have more carbohydrates,” Gunn said. Cheese and nuts are Gunn’s biggest temptation that she struggles with. A key factor in Gunn’s large weight loss is the twice-a-week weigh-ins at MRC. “Most of the support groups only want you to weigh-in once a week and when you weigh-in once a week: what do you do? You go out and splurge. It’s your ‘cheat day,’ but through the Metabolic Research Center, what I learned with that when you cheat, you’re cheating yourself, because you’re going to throw off your metabolism. When you put in the nutrients that your body needs,

you’ll naturally burn it off. If you have that cheat day—if I were to eat a piece of cake or something totally insane—then my metabolism would stop instantly and it would take three days if I were to go back to eating like I should be eating for that metabolism to start burning again,” Gunn said. Like may others fighting the battle of the bulge, Gunn has lost and gained weight back and hit plateaus in her weight loss. “There have been countless, countless plateaus. People ask me what the hardest part is and it is today because I’ve never been here before. It’s really a challenge every day. As I’ve lost weight in the past, you get to a certain point and I will go back to my old ways of eating, my old habits, but I’ve gotten rid of those old habits and will not eat like I ever ate before. I refuse to do that,” Gunn said. Eating out is also a challenge for Gunn. “People get aggravated at me when I go out to eat because I get very specific when I’m ordering,” Gunn said. Gunn’s appearance on the Doctors led to Dr. Andrew Orton, of the show, to agree to do the skin removal surgery that will allow Gunn to lose the rest of the weight she wants to lose. This surgery will be done in California on July 22. Gunn grew up in Ramer and is a 1986 graduate of McNairy Central High School. Her father, Barry Shelton, retired there from the service. Her mother is Evalee Shelton. Gunn graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994 and currently lives in Murfreesboro. Gunn works for the University of Tennessee/Tennessee State University Rutherford County Extension Office as an extension assistant teaching 4-H.


Local economy flat By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

McNairy County sales tax revenue increased and unemployment decreased ever so slightly last month, while foreclosures were up slightly. Local sales tax collections in the county were about $276,000, up about $150 over the previous month, according to the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Sales taxes are a percentage of retail sales, though an imperfect indicator, because sales tax is not collected on all items and is a smaller percentage on some items, such as food. The county unemployment rate dipped 0.1 percentage point from the previous month to 10.3 percent, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. It has increased by 1.3 percentage points over the past year. There were seven new foreclosures in April, compared to five the previous month and 12 a year ago. There were two new foreclosures in Adamsville and Selmer each and one each in Michie and Finger. There were no new foreclosures in Michie and Ramer. There were nine homes in Adamsville and Selmer in some stage of foreclosure,

six in Bethel Springs, two in Finger, one each in Michie and Ramer. The median list price in the county was $86,000, while the median sales price was about $45,000. Fourteen homes were sold in Adamsville in April, eight in Selmer, five in Michie, four in Ramer and Finger each and two in Bethel Springs. At $55,000 Adamsville had the highest median sales price, followed by $50,000 in Selmer, $47,000 in Finger, $37,000 in Michie, $32,000 in Bethel Springs and $23,000 in Ramer. Of surrounding counties, Alcorn County, Miss., had the lowest unemployment rate at 7.4 percent, followed by Chester County at 8.5 percent, Hardin County at 9.7 percent and Hardeman County at 11.2 percent. Alcorn County numbers come from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Unemployment rates decreased in 62 counties, increased in 23 counties and stayed the same in ten. Williamson County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 5.3 percent, while at 16.1 percent Scott County had the highest. Williamson County is in Middle Tennessee near Nashville. Scott County is also located in Middle Tennessee along the Kentucky state line.

Motorcycle Safety Awareness: Let’s meet by fate, not accident Eastview Water Department goes to fourday schedule By Amanda Lowrance Feature Writer

Temperatures are rising and motorcycles are hitting the pavement in growing numbers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website and Tennessee Department of Safety Fatality Analysis Reporting System Division, motorcycle fatalities are on the rise as well. Last year, and in 2010, there were 138 fatalities in Tennessee. In 2007, when the fatality peak was at its highest, a state foundation was formed to prevent accidents through awareness education. State-approved blue and white signs have been posted across the state including at several local sites, warning drivers to “Watch for Motorcycles.” Campaign Save A Life Awareness Program has been taught by volunteers of the Motorcycle Awareness Foundation of Tennessee throughout the high school system in driver’s education programs to alleviate motorcycle fatalities. Even though high schools have been the target audience, MAFT has also taught programs through local colleges, motorcycle dealerships, etc. In the first

year, MAFT’s safety and awareness film “Shattered” won a Telly Award for excellence in a non-broadcast video. “There are more motorcycles on the road than there were 10 years ago,” said Terry Hagemeier, West Tenn. Regional Director of MAFT. “One fatality is too many. We decided the best way to save lives was to teach young drivers about the right of ways of motorcyclists.” Hagemeier stated the ‘god mother’ of MAFT, Cindy Hamilton, had a similar accident. A motorcycle accident changed her life and her perspective. Awareness was needed, so she became one of the founding members of the organization. “We can be easily hidden because of the traffic, or even sometime, we blend into the scenery,” said Hamilton. “There are 250,000 registered motorcyclists. It took me six months to start the organization and over two years to start a program of awareness.” Hamilton has been an avid motorcyclist for over 30 years and after suffering two years and undergoing six surgeries, she is able to ride again, but only as a passenger. “With my injuries I cannot hold on,” said Hamilton, “so I have to ride with

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someone else. At least I’m riding and no one is going to take that from me. It’s not just about safety, but about awareness.” One of the main stresses is that motorcyclists are entitled to a full lane just as any other vehicle on the road. Motorcyclists riding in numbers practice safety using the staggered formation, which allows each driver to have use of the full lane. MAFT welcomes anyone who wants to be involved in the volunteer organization. A charter organization has been in Crump, Tenn., consisting of about 30 people who support MAFT. There are about 125 members throughout west Tennessee. “We are always looking for new members and instructors,” said Hagemeier. “I was one of the original 18 or so that got together and decided we needed to do something. We just want to make it safer in Tennessee for people to ride motorcycles.” For more information about the organization and programs visit www.maft. us or to schedule this program, free of charge, at your school, work or organization contact Hagemeier at (731) 412-6295 or call (615) 207-2256.

By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The Eastview Water Board voted to put the water department on a four-day a week schedule at its May 21 meeting. The department is currently open five days a week. Starting with the new fiscal year on July 1, the department will close on Wednesdays. “It’s a good idea to save money,” said Alderman Jeff Coln. This change in schedule will be put on the next month’s water bill, and a notice will be on the office door or window. The board also approved the next fiscal year’s budget, which includes a 3 percent pay raise for employees. The board of aldermen, which is composed of the same members as the water board, also passed the city’s budget for the next fiscal year.




Jesus Cares aids Senegalese man in mission to help Africa By Emily Pitts Staff Writer

Most Americans can not imagine what it would be like to live without sufficient food or clothing, sleeping on the floor without a bed or nearly any material possessions— but that is the reality for millions around the world. One man who visited the area recently, Seydina Niang, knows this all too well. Niang is from Senegal, Africa. After growing up in extreme poverty with more than 10 brothers and sisters, his life was changed when he came to New York to visit his brother. He decided to leave his home of Senegal and come to live in the United States. “I wanted to better myself and better others,” said Niang. He currently lives in Colombus, Ohio, but travels all over the country as a truck driver. He devotes much of his time to helping the people of Senegal. At first, he sent monetary donations back to the country, but if they reached Senegal at all, it was less than the amount he originally sent. “We decided we won’t send money anymore,” said Niang. “We send what we got.” Now, Niang collects used items, some of which are bought with his own money, to send back to Africa. “I drive all around the country,” said Niang. “We send clothing, furniture, canned food, anything you got.” Once collected, the items are shipped back to Africa, or carried over by Niang himself, to be given out to the people of impoverished areas. Niang was driving through McNairy County recently when he spotted a warehouse—Elam’s Mattress. He stopped, went inside, and asked if anyone knew of a place to buy used clothes. Niang was referred to Jim Gray, who works with Jesus Cares and their two thrift stores. “He called me and said ‘Have you got anything you can help me with.’ And I said ‘Yeah, we do,’” said Gray. “We have more clothes than we know what to do with. We are really blessed with clothing.”

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Seydina Niang loads boxes of clothing, shoes, and toys into a truck. These items, donated to Jesus Cares by the people of McNairy County, will be sent to impoverished areas of Niang’s home country of Senegal. Gray met Niang last Friday at Elam’s Mattress with around 100 boxes of clothes, shoes, and toys that came from area residents through the Jesus Cares thrift store. “The people of McNairy County have been so generous that we have more goods than we can sell in our two stores,” said Gray. “So, we’re giving them to others who need it.” When asked what kind of difference this makes in the lives of the people in Senegal, Niang responded, “I cannot tell you. Lots. Some of the kids there don’t have clothes to wear. They don’t have shoes to wear. It makes a

big difference.” Niang will be back in Colombus by the end of the week to ship the donated items back to Senegal. He will continue driving around the Southeast and return to the area to pick up more donated items within the next few weeks. When asked why he devotes so much of his time to this project, Niang responded “I have been through that. I have been hungry, sleeping on the ground. I have a chance to be here, and I have more than them. I want to help them.” Through Niang, the people of McNairy County have been able to help the people of Senegal too.

Michie citizens express feelings of neglect By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Michie residents, who attended a town hall meeting hosted by County Mayor Ronnie Brooks, expressed various complaints, but the underlying idea that ties many of them together is that they feel their government is not being responsive to their needs in certain respects. As he has at past town meetings, Brooks talked a little bit about his background, economic development and taxes. Brooks explained that the McNairy Regional Alliance works with the Chamber of Commerce on economic development. “They are kind of tied together. That’s our recruiting tool,” Brooks said. There also is an Economic Development Executive Committee and industrial development boards for McNairy County/Selmer and Adamsville. Each board has a director and the regional alliance has a director, who organizes those boards. Each board elects its own chairman. County Commissioner Jim Rickman, who was at the meeting, explained that the county and city mayors are automatically on the MRA board. They each appoint two additional members. In addition, a large landowner, two members of the Chamber of Commerce and a small community mayor sits on the board. Presently, Stantonville Mayor Larry Raines occupies this position. “We try to have a diverse makeup of that board,” Rickman said. Rickman is the long-time chairman of the County Commission Budget Committee. On education, Brooks said the McNairy County school system is one of the best in the area. “We are fortunate to have a very strong school system. As a matter of fact, if I’m not mistaken, it’s one of the top 100 school systems in the country—so that’s pretty tall cotton— based on what we spend per child,” Brooks said. In response to a question from the audience, Rickman said that the school board does not have a fund balance that they can spend on the schools but are designated a certain amount in each year’s budget for operating expenses. One audience member expressed concern about having to borrow long-term money to build new schools, suggesting instead a classroom could be added here and there as needed. He said that if revenues would not pay the interest on the bonds, taxes would have to be raised.

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“I don’t believe in borrowing money,” he said. “Unfortunately, over the county government, that kind of got pushed in the corner,” Brooks said. This man was also unhappy with horses and buggies messing up the roads and creating safety hazards. “I’m scared to death I’m going to run over one and kill them because they’re out there after dark. They’ve got no insurance...they’ve got no driver’s license..they’ve got no license plate,” he said. Brooks said he was talking to other counties, such as Lawrence County, to see how they handle that. “There’s got to be some responsibility there,” Brooks said. The man said under federal law, a slow moving vehicle was required to have an orange triangle on it. “They don’t have that. You come over the top of one of these hills going 60 miles per hour and one of these buggies is on the crest of the hill, there’s nothing you can do,” he said. Rickman said Jai Templeton checked with the state when he was County Mayor. “We were told they had as much right to be on the highway as we did,” Rickman said. “I’ve gone up and down the food chain—I’ve gone to the Governor—and nobody seems to give a durn,” the man said. “Nothing against Guy Buck, but we can’t get an officer over here for anything...It might be two hours then you get an officer,” a woman in the audience said. The man said that buggy drivers do not pay the wheel tax or gasoline taxes. The man then complained about clear-cut logging on adjoining property, causing water to back up on his property. A woman added that the culverts are also backed up. She said she had called the Highway Department four times before they came and fixed it. “This is the fourth time I’ve called. Can we not get these culverts fixed before I have a wreck? Finally, they came and I got some gravel out there,” she said. However, the culverts are washing out again, she said. “If I meet somebody, I’m going into the ditch and it’s going to kill me and my child,” she said. She also said that “Children at Play” signs were put in the wrong spot. “Finally, I got two ‘Children at Play’ signs on the the end of my driveway, there’s a woman that has four kids. They run everywhere. They’re going to get killed because we’re in a hill. They put the signs in the wrong spot,” she said. The woman said she told the Highway Department this



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Nancy Wardlow Kennedy has transcribed “History of Adamsville, McNairy County, Tennessee” by T. Wash (short for Washington) Scott. His family was among the area’s early settlers and without this history, we would have no knowledge of Adamsville, according to Kennedy. J. Custer Taylor made ten chapters of this 13-chapter book public in the 1960s. Kennedy found all chapters, except Chapter 7, which cannot be found. Scott lived from 1829 until 1902, and his book was published in the Adamsville Times in 1900. However, three of the chapters were missing from this source. Kennedy found these chapters in the Thomas Ward Genealogical papers in the Tennessee State Archives. Scott was born in Maury County and came to Adamsville with his parents in 1831. Scott’s mother did not like her new home, so she swam across the Tennessee River, according to Scott, and walked back to her parents in Maury County. Scott’s father, after being notified of her whereabouts by Mrs. Scott’s father, joined her there, where they remained for the next two years. In the meantime, several families of Adams’, who were wealthy slaveholders, came to Adamsville from Virginia in 1833. One of these, George G. Adams, had a store and post office, which he named Adamsville. At this time there were only four or five houses on the road to Purdy. In the mid-1830s, large crowds of people would come to town for horse races and other games. After some went home, others would stay and the whiskey would flow and fights would ensue. After a while, the defeated would admit they had been whipped, with injury being limited to bruises and black eyes. The first hotel was in Adamsville was opened by James Scott, Sr. From 1822 to 1832, little attention was given to churches because the settlers were wild, wooly and few. The first school was taught by Wash Moore in a log cabin a halfmile southeast of Adamsville. In 1836, James Maury Scott, R.C. Hill and Maj. Hanks Hill built a school named Pleasant Ridge in a log house 400 miles from Scott’s house. In 1837 or 1838, Gilbert Combs and James Stratton built a store. Stratton sold his interest to Combs two years later. Combs married Sallie Gilchrist, who was the daughter of John Gilchrist, one of the first and most wealthy settlers on the south side of Snake Creek. Sallie served as postmistress of Adamsville for several years. Combs served as Justice of the Peace. William Blanton was an early settler. Gen. John H. Meeks was a state representative and a delegate to the state constitutional convention.


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Be positive about county, Brooks tells Bethel town hall meeting By Jeff Whitten

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Volume 111, Number 03, Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mcnairy voices What do you think about the Adamsville Masco Bath plant closing?

Head News Writer

McNairy County Mayor told a town hall meeting April 30 in Bethel to be positive about the county because you never know who will be listening. “You don’t know who you are talking to,” Brooks said. Brooks said that when a stranger asks you about the county, it could be a Vice-President of a company considering locating here. “We’ve got to be more positive about our county,” Brooks said. Brooks told the meeting that many times we forget about the good things about our county. “We are our best promoters,” Brooks said. People don’t realize what a history McNairy County has, Brooks said. Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins first met each other at a performance in Bethel Springs. “That’s a pretty big deal, especially to people who love Elvis Presley,” Brooks said. We also have the Buford Pusser legend. When Brooks goes outside the county and tells people where he is from, the first thing they will mention is Pusser. “We don’t realize the impact that has all across the country—all those movies,” Brooks said. Kerby Farrell, originally from Leapwood, was a major league baseball player and manager from the 1930s until the 1970s. “You don’t know who you’re talking to. It may be an important person,” Brooks said. Brooks emphasized the importance of community events. “Those festivals and things that they’re sponsoring need to be well-attended and supported because we don’t know what kind of impact that one little event will have,” Brooks said. One example Brooks cited was the Fall Hog Food Festival, which was attended by about 2,000 people. “I tasted a lot of barbecue. I had to judge, and it was good, too,” Brooks laughed. “We do about as good as Memphis does,” Brooks added. “I’m very invested in the county. I’ve lived here all my life. My family is from here and this county means a great deal to me. I just want to see us move on and do better and see us accomplish things because the county has so much potential. We have so much to offer,” Brooks said toward the end of the meeting. Brooks related a story of someone who grabbed him by the arm and shook it at Walmart and asked him, “Why can you not get a Taco Bell here?” “If I had the money, personally, to put one in, I would be glad to do that,” Brooks replied. Brooks explained to the woman that it is free enterprise rather than the county that does things like this. “It takes a lot of getting out, getting connections and getting as much positive information about our county that we can,” Brooks said. Brooks said he would try to hold town hall meetings in all communities and that he has three more to go. “I’ve just about got them all. I don’t know often I am going to get to do it, but I going to try to stay in the communities as much as I can,” Brooks said. Bethel Vice-Mayor Shirley Williams announced that a celebration will be held in honor of Bethel Springs Police Chief T. E. “Pee Wee” Sowell’s retirement on May 11 at 4 p.m. at the Community Center. She told Brooks that he will be asked to “roast” Sowell. “Oh, that will be fun,” Brooks said. Talking about schools, Brooks said that he was in the first class to go to McNairy Central High School. “I went from an old school...that had wood floors. You could see all the way to the basement, just an old building. When we walked in that building (MCHS) we thought we were in the Taj Mahal,” Brooks said.

Billy Joe Stewart (Adamsville):

Ashley Durham (Adamsville):

“I think it’s one of the saddest things we’ve faced in a long time. I know of a lot of people that made a living and they’ve bought homes. They’ve taken care of their families and it’s always been an asset to our county, to our city, to Adamsville. That a small town like this would have a factory like that that could make such a good living for people. I knew a lot of people that worked out there. I think it’s sad. I pray something would come in to replace it.”

“It’s very sad. I’m “I think it’s sad and living in Chicago terrible that it is.” now, so my Mom told me about it the day it happened. I remember always telling friends from out of town that the community depends on that company as well as the paper mill. I never knew what this community would do without them. It’s just incredibly sad that we have 2.000 in this town and 200 are losing jobs. I pray that God will bless them with a job in the very near future. It really is heartbreaking.”

Carrie Meek (Adamsville):

Sherri Staggs (Adamsville):

Penny McGarity (Morris Chapel):

Nancy Boswell (Adamsville):

“I think it’s going to be putting a lot of people in a hurt because that’s their income. That’s going to put a lot of families out of work.”

“Tennessee, between McNairy and Hardin County, it’s like the towns don’t want to bring no money in at all. That’s why they’re closing these places down. We’re losing more and more jobs. We need jobs here. We need more businesses here. We need more — more money coming in instead of losing money.”

“It’s really sad because I know there’s a lot of people going to be losing their jobs and it’s kind of an icon here in Adamsville.”

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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v FYI A party will be held for retiring Bethel Springs Police Chief T. E. “Pee Wee” Sowell on May 11 at 4 p.m. at the Community Center.

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 • 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

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Leonard M. Hill

Jase Axton Harrell

Mary M. Lee

Leonard M. Hill was born July 20, 1926 in Bethel Springs, Tenn., the son of the late Samuel Clay and Margaret Mussette Harris Hill. He was united in marriage to Lynne Fern Brooks on July 17, 1948. Mrs. Hill preceded him in death on October 4, 2009. Mr. Hill was a retired fireman, farmer and logger. He was also associated with Beauty Hill Church. He departed this life on May 29, 2013 in Bethel Springs, Tennessee at the age of 86 years, 10 months, 9 days. Mr. Hill is survived by a daughter, Sheri L. Austin and husband John of Bethel Springs, TN; three sons, Kerry Doyle Hill and wife Patricia of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Rickey H. Hill and wife Joyce of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Joey D. Hill and wife Terrie of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; a sister, Linda Kindle of Yorkville, Tenn.; four brothers, Tom Hill and wife Faye of Adamsville, Tenn., John Hill of Adamsville, Tenn., Eldon Hill and wife Vanilla of Purdy, Tenn., James Hill and wife Ann of Fruitland Park, FL; thirteen grandchildren, Ricky L. Hill, Juli Hill Dunaway and husband Randy, Tim Hill, Tiffany Hill Riley, Kerry Leonard Hill and wife Amber, Ernesto Hill and wife Brenna, Cloudia Hill, Jeff Moore and wife Brandi, Stacy Moore, Lesley Austin, Malerie Austin, Lukas Austin and Nickolas Barclay; and 10 great grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Hill was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly G. Moore and a baby sister and two baby brothers. Services were held on June 1, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, Randy Smith and James Hopper officiated. Burial followed in the Beauty Hill Cemetery at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.

Jase Axton Harrell was born April 10, 2013 in Selmer, Tenn., the son of Colton Heath Kiddy and Lindsay Danielle Harrell. Jase departed this life on May 25, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 6 weeks. He is survived by his parents, Lindsay Harrell and Colton Kiddy of Selmer, Tenn.; grandparents, Dink and Phyllis West of Selmer, Tenn., Terry and Linda Harrell of Bells, Tenn., Barry and Tonya Kiddy of Adamsville, Tenn., Tammy and Jim Ramsey of Newnan, GA; great grandparents, Dot and Phillip McClain of Selmer, Tenn., Nora Lee Harrell of Bells, Tenn., OJ Kiddy of Selmer, Tenn., Mel Anderson of Medon, Tenn., Kathy Roe of Jackson, Tenn.; aunts, Macayla Kiddy of Adamsville, Tenn., and Anna Hardin of Bells, Tenn.; uncles, Daniel Harrell, Dayton West, Brian Kiddy all of Selmer, Tenn., Braden Kiddy of Adamsville, Tenn. He is preceded in death by great grandparents, Bess West, Janie Kiddy, William F. Harrell and Lyle Roe. A graveside service was held on May 28, 2013 at the Clear Creek Cemetery in Selmer, Tennessee with Chuck Castles officiating.

Mary M. Lee was born April 22, 1943 in Wyandotte, MI, the daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth Smith Mcnabney. She was united in marriage to Pat Lee on June 6, 1964. Mrs. Lee graduated from High School in Morristown, NJ. She attended Virginia Intermont Junior College in Bristol, VA for two years, then transferred to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she graduated with a degree in Psychology. Mrs. Lee taught elementary education for 37 years, beginning in Selmer and concluding in Adamsville. She was a member of the Tennessee Education Association and the National Education Association, during which time she served as a State Representative from Tennessee. She enjoyed sewing, having made cheerleader uniforms for the local schools and banners for McNairy Central High School. Mrs. Lee was a member of the Selmer First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Lee departed this life on May 30, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 70 years, 1 month, 8 days. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Pat Lee of Selmer, Tenn.; two sons, Rick Lee and wife Carol, presently living in China, and Scott Lee of Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren: Whittney Lee, Caroline Lee, Samantha Lee, and Patrick Lee; a brother, John Mcnabney and wife Joyce of CT; special caregivers Candice Kirkpatrick and Stephanie Moore; and many extended family and friends. Services were held on June 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Selmer, Tennessee, with Jim Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Lee may be made to Jesus Cares.

William Dwayne Rogers William Dwayne (Wayne) Rogers was born January 10, 1948 in Michie, Tenn., the son of the late Harold and Maggie Inez Wilbanks Rogers. He was united in marriage to Teri Riggle on December 24, 1978. Mr. Rogers served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, receiving 4 Purple Hearts. He later worked as a forklift operator and material handler at Quebecor World Printing in Corinth MS., before he retired in 2009. Mr. Rogers had a special bond with his sons, and loved being in the outdoors. Some of his favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, working, laughing, joking around, and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Rogers departed this life on May 27, 2013 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 65 years, 4 months, 17 days. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Teri (Riggle) Rogers of Adamsville, Tenn.; three sons, Brandon Rogers and wife Victoria of Memphis, Tenn., Michael Rogers and wife Angie of Florence, AL, David Rogers and wife Willa of Adamsville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, William Lee Rogers, Michael Dwayne Rogers Jr., Lucas Daniel Rogers; three sisters, Shirley Whitmore and husband Earl of Saint Louis, MO, Mary Lee Killingsworth of Henderson, Tenn., Lena Coffman and husband Billy of Counce, Tenn.; and one brother, Dickie Rogers of Enville, Tenn. In addition to his parents, Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by a son, Bryan Christopher Rogers; and a brother, Billy Joe Rogers. Services were held on May 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville, with Jim LaBarr officiating.

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Our subject comes from the Greek word “pikreeah” which means, ‘bitter, gall; extreme wickedness; a bitter root, and so producing a bitter fruit; metaphorically bitterness, bitter hatred.’ Immediately we can see the danger of allowing or having our anger remain uncontrolled. Anger is a healthy emotion, but left uncontrolled, to fester and spread, it may turn to bitterness and resentment. This is when our anger has become dangerous, to us and those around us. You may say, that has not happened to me. It may not. I hope it never does. Yet, I have known it to happen to a surviving member of a family where a loved one has died and they have not dealt well with their loss. It is normal to experience anger. It is even healthy, provided we are expressing our anger in a healthy manner. It is important to first recognize we are angry. Next, find some healthy outlet to express our anger. For some it may be writing a letter to the individual that is the object of our anger with no intention of mailing the letter. If our anger is directed at God, have regular heart to heart talks with him. If we are experiencing generalized anger, then we still should find some method to release the anger. Yoga, meditation, prayer, some sporting activity, and long walks as you talk to yourself are some ideas. Anger left alone risks it festering and growing to bitterness. The key elements to dealing with anger and not allowing it to grow are these: First, as much as possible live at peace with all. It is difficult to be in rage or bitterness with someone who you are at peace with. Being kind is a kindred characteristic with living in peace. Second, forgive those who you believe have wronged you, even if they do not deserve your grace or mercy. Be the bigger person and extend grace and mercy anyway, applying with yoga or meditation and prayer.

Billie Jo Marshall Brush Billie Jo Marshall Brush of Mount Juliet, Tenn., formerly of Adamsville, Tenn., went peacefully to Heaven on May 29, 2013. Jo was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Adamsville, Tennessee where she loved to sing in the choir. She was retired as secretary and bookkeeper for Harwood Manufacturing and the McNairy County School System. Jo was also a member of the Community Choir Group of Adamsville and a 45 plus year member of Canasta Club. Jo was a great lover of music, traveling, and working in her flower garden. She always enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Mrs. Brush is survived by a daughter, Shelia Brush Payne and husband Donnie of Hermitage, Tenn.; two sisters, Luzell Hughes and husband E.J. of Adamsville, Tenn., Mary Parker and husband Bill of Nashville, Tenn.; nephew, Joey Parker and wife Ann of Nashville, Tenn.; and two great nephews, Stevenson and Will Parker. Mrs. Brush was preceded in death by her hsband, James “Tommie” Brush and her parents, Joseph Gordie and Reba Glen Butler Marshall. Services were held on June 1, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville, Tennessee, Rev. Steve Callicotte and Dr. Toni Watson officiated. Burial followed in the Adamsville Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.

Hollis Junior Lambert Hollis Junior Lambert was born June 29, 1928 in Chester County, Tenn., the son of the late Royal Hollis Lambert and Beulah Rowland Lambert Robinson. He was united in marriage to Sarah Mae Kirk in 1946. They were married for 65 years. Mrs. Lambert preceded him in death on May 4, 2011. Mr. Lambert retired with 28 years of service from Brown Shoe Company. After retirement, he then continued with his with auto mechanic business. He was an avid bird and coon hunter often taking his three grandsons. Mr. Lambert departed this life on May 31, 2013 in Bethel Springs, Tennessee at the age of 84 years, 11 months, 2 days. He is survived by a son, Larry Lambert and wife Brenda of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; three grandsons, Mark A. Galbraith of Enville, Tenn., Hollis Dale Lambert of Corinth, MS, Greg Lambert of Adamsville, Tenn.; three great grandchildren, Ethan Dale Lambert of Jackson, Tenn., Larry Wayne Lambert of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Kayla Marie Lambert of Adamsville, Tenn.; three sisters, Mildred Hall of IL, Alice King of Selmer, Tenn., Joyce Roland and husband Chick of Selmer, Tenn.; a brother, Dean Robinson of Illinois; host of extended family and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Lambert was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty J. (Lambert) Galbraith; a sister, Dottie Kiddy; a brother, Doyle Lambert. Services were held on June 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Randy Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.

Bobbie Jean Holmes Bobbie Jean Holmes was born December 20, 1931 in McNairy County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Marshall Floyd and Cora Elizabeth Browder Emmons. Mrs. Holmes was united in marriage to Bobby Holmes on March 26, 1949. She was a member of the Union Grove United Methodist Church. She was an active member of the Democratic Party. Mrs. Holmes was recently named Queen of McNairy County Health Care Center. She loved to sing with the Union Grove Singers and had performed on the TV station in Adamsville, Tenn., many times. Mrs. Holmes departed this life on June 1, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 81 years, 5 months, 12 days. She is survived by her husband Bobby Holmes of Selmer, Tenn.; two daughters, Donna J. Williams of Memphis, Tenn., Diane Holmes Fowler and husband Mike of Savannah, Tenn,; a son, Wes Holmes and wife Dana of Selmer, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Sara Williams, Jonathan Fowler, Jeanne Anne Love, Hunter Fowler, Andrew Holmes, Zack Holmes, Maggie Holmes; two great grandchildren, Brayden and Jack Fowler; three brothers, Ralph Emmons, Wes Emmons and Tommy Emmons all of AL; and other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs Holmes was preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtie Bratton and Artie Carter; three brothers, Billy Joe Emmons, Mac Emmons and Gillus Emmons. Services were held on June 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, Helen Hamilton and Steven Webb officiated. Burial followed in the Union Grove Cemetery.

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Lynn (Tootie Newell) Thomas Lynn (Tootie Newell) Thomas, age 48, of Counce, Tenn. departed this life on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Services were held Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Pisgah United Methodist Church in Shiloh, Tenn. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery, Shiloh, Tenn. with Pat Terry and Paul Childers as Clergy. Shackelford Funeral Directors were in charge.

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McClain - Rhoads Rick and Karen McClain of Selmer, Tennessee, are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie JoAnne to Jeremy Andrew Rhoads, son of Richard and Fawn Rhoads of Ripley, Tennessee. Katie is the granddaughter of Jesse McClain and Ruth Trout of Selmer, Tennessee, and the late Richard Metzger and JoAnne Robertson, Henry “Hank” Trout, and Hugholene McClain. She is a 2009 graduate of McNairy Central High School. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Music at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Jeremy is the grandson of Stanley and Mae Wheeler of Covington, Tennessee, and Betty Rhoads of Atoka, Tennessee, and the late Cary “Pie” Rhoads. He is a 2005 graduate of Ripley High School. He received his Bachelors of Music in Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is currently serving the United States Army and stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as an Armybandsman. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Selmer, Tenn. Family and friends are invited to attend the wedding and the reception following in the church fellowship hall. Following their honeymoon in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the couple will make their home in Lawton, Oklahoma.

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Isbell - Doles Chelsea Morgan Isbell & Jerry Charles Doles would like to announce a change in their wedding date. This is necessary so that family from both sides may attend. The new date is June 29. Thank you for your understanding.


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William Leslie Floyd, 79, of both Memphis and Selmer, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013. He was born October 10, 1933 in McNairy, Tennessee to the late Bill Floyd and Sarah Jewell Bailey Floyd. His interests included antiques, rental property, old cars, watch and clock repair, and mechanic wok. He is preceded in death by his wife (2004) Letha Jewell Newman Floyd of Ripley, Tennessee. He leaves behind 3 sons, Ervin, Richard and Ronald; 2 daughters-in-law, Janet and Tanya; one brother, James Floyd of Selmer, and several cousins, nieces and nephews, numerous friends both old and new. Services were held in Memphis June 1, 2013 at Family Funeral Care on Summer Avenue. Graveside services were at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Finger, Tennessee.

Reba Mayhall Williams Reba Mayhall Williams was born July 20, 1924 in Pickwick, Tenn., the daughter of the late Ivy and Myrtle Bryson Mayhall. She was united in marriage to C. B. Williams on July 19, 1946. Mr. Williams preceded her in death on July 20, 1998. She was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church, Lebanon Quilters, and the Michie Senior Citizens. Mrs. Williams departed this life on June 2, 2013 in Michie, Tennessee at the age of 88 years, 10 months, 13 days. She is survived by two daughters, Hilda Ashe of Michie, Tenn., Tressa Benson and husband Larry of Corinth, MS; two sons, Roger Williams and wife Martha of Selmer, Tenn., Tim Williams and wife Rhonda of Michie, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Monica Ashe of Michie, Tenn., Valerie Harrelson and husband Aaron of Corinth, MS, Jeni Jamison and husband Carl of Kosouth, MS, Brandon Wheeler of Kosouth, MS, Emily Ashe of Huntsville, TX, Rodney Crowe and Shane Crowe both of Selmer, Tenn., Richard Spencer and Joey Spencer both of Michie, Tenn.; seven great grandchildren, Ashton Rich, Victoria Taylor, Aliyah Wheeler, Lane Wheeler, Ireland Harrelson, Madeline Harrelson, Machaela Harrelson; a sister, Yovonna Clausel and husband Roby of Corinth, MS; a brother, James Mayhall of Slaughter, LA; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Mayhall of Florance, AL. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by a sister, Mattie Ruth Phillips; sister-in-laws, Ella Mae Mayhall and Jaunita Mayhall; two brothers, Sherman Mayhall and J. B. Mayhall; a brother-in-law, Millard Phillips. Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and the service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m., all held at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Acton, Tennessee, with Steve Webb and George Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery at Michie, Tennessee.

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Favorite Folks

McNairy County Health Care

By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor

I know you have often heard me say my favorite folks are whoever I am with or writing about for that day. I would like to tell you about two folks in our home though, that is very special to me. This past week I had the privilege of taking Jimmie Kirby and Bobbie Holmes, who are our King and Queen for this year, to Jackson to be in the regional final. The trip to Jackson was so much fun as Jimmie slept and I had the time to spend with Ms. Bobbie. Now for all of you who know her, she loves politics especially the Democrat party. She told me all about the Browder’s and her family roots. She said, “If you are a Browder, than there is no doubt how you will vote.” I laughed at this very pretty lady as she explained to me how you

Mrs. Bobbie Holmes can tell the difference between a Democrat and a Republican. Jimmie was not too happy about the trip to Jackson so Bobby decided she would tell him all the reasons he should be happy. She told him we were going out to eat and he and she were going to show them how special our home is.

We had a nice dinner at Cracker Barrel and that part of the night Jimmie did enjoy. He had his favorite dish: fried fish, and he sure enjoyed every bite. All the folks at Cracker Barrel sure enjoyed Jimmie and Ms. Bobbie. One lady stopped me to tell me how very nice they both looked and said

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she sure wish she could go watch them in the pageant. We did not bring home the crown, but in my eyes we brought home the King and Queen. When we returned to the home all of the Nurses and Assistants met them at the door cheering them for all their work and how very nice they both looked. All of our patients are special to me, but Ms. Bobbie and Jimmie have a very special place in my heart. They are both very talented. Jimmie sang for them the night of the pageant, and he, Ms. Bobbie, and I often sang for the other patients in our home. Ms. Bobbie has not been feeling well and that breaks my heart, because I have gotten very attached to that little lady. So when you are praying please call out her name. When we got back to the home, Jimmie smiled and said, “Thank God we are home.” We sure were Jimmie. To the family of Mrs. Bobbie Holmes, we celebrate her passing and we thank you for the joy of taking care of her. Until next time.

community events Beginning June 4 • Aqua Zumba Class McNairy County Senior Center is sponsoring an Aqua Zumba Class on Tuesdays and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. beginning June 4th through Labor Day. Classes will be held at the Shiloh Golf Course Swimming Pool in Adamsville and is open to everyone 12 years of age and older. Teresa Martin, a Licensed Instructor, will be teaching the classes. Cost is $3 per session. For further information contact Cindy Thrasher at 632-0302 or Teresa Martin at 646-0346. The Zumba Gold classes on Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Senior Center will continue. 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 reading. The Annual Program will be on Friday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. For more information call Library Director Norma Humphries 645-5571. • Selmer Senior Center Reopens on Friday Selmer Senior Center will reopen each Friday beginning June 7. Center hours are Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m. For more

information or to receive a calendar of events/menu, contact Hollie Knight or Shelia Milford at 645-7843. June 8 • Fish Fry & BBQ Chicken Sulphur Springs Fire Department will have a fish fry & barbecue chicken on Saturday June 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. Adults $12.00 Children $6.00. • Rockabilly Car Show The 5th annual Rockabilly Festival Car Show will be Saturday, June 8 in downtown Selmer, Tenn. Registration is $25 which includes a 8x10 plaque with a picture of your car at the show and also a car show t-shirt. There will also be several sponsor trophies. The show is open to all makes, models and years and will run from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will also be music entertainment including three great Rockabilly Bands, kids activities, arts and crafts, food vendors, tractor show and alot of fun for the entire family. For car show information, call Melanie King at 731697-9149 or for information on other areas call the McNairy Regional Alliance at 731-645-6360. June 9 • Matlock / Horton Family Reunion Matlock/Horton family reunion will be held at Ra-

• 2013 GED Graduation The McNairy County 2013 GED Graduation will be held at McNairy Central Little Theater on Sunday, June 9, 2013 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Please make plans to attend. June 10, 11, 12 • VBS Mark your calender for June 10,11 & 12 for VBS at Adamsville Church of Christ! Enjoy crafts, puppets, singing, refreshments, and Bible lessons each night beginning at 6:30 for cradle roll through 12th grade. Come and bring a friend to study about the life of Joseph from the Pit to Power! June 15 • Fish Fry There will be a fish fry at the Bethel Springs Community Center on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. Live entertainment. Everyone welcome. Proceeds for Gary White, cancer patient. • Riding for Jaylyn Steward This years Selmer Moose Riders recipient is 2 year old Jaylyn Steward. Our first fundraising event will be on June 15. Car wash at Jim’s in Selmer starting at 9 a.m. untiol 12 noon. $5 per vehicle and any donations accepted. For more information on “Riding for Jaylyn” con-

tact Crystal at 731-610-1476. June 21 • Relay for Life Selmer’s 17th annual Relay for Life has been set for June 21 this year at the Selmer City Park. It will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 6 a.m. Saturday morning. If you would like to start or join a team, you can go online at to register up to two or three days prior to the event. Luminaries, which are purchased in honor or in memory of someone who has battled cancer, will be $5 and can be bought from any Relay team on the night of the event. For more information about joining a team or purchasing a luminary, visit or call event cochair Cheryl Prather at (731) 610-2860. See next week’s edition of the Independent Appeal for more information. 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, food, balloon animals, live music, bounce house and a movie in the park (begins at dusk). Craft vendors - if you would like to set up a table please give us a call at 2393680 for more information.




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Volume 111, Number 03, Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Next Week on Coaches Corner: Coach Steve Forsythe

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Selmer hosts summer basketball By Stephanie Parsons and Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

Last week the county basketball teams, both boys and girls played at four venues, McNairy Central, Selmer Middle School, the Selmer Civic Center, and Bethel Elementary School. Both High School and Jr High teams played multiple games during the week, and it gave the coaches a great look at what they will have on the court next season. The games started at 8:30 a.m. and continued through the evening, the last of which began at 7:30 p.m. In this summer event the Michie Blue Devils boys basketball team really stood out. They played eight varsity games, which they won six of and lost only two. For the junior varsity, it was three wins with one loss. Head coach Michael Cleary said,”They really played hard, especially since they played these games back to back. I am really proud of how they played and hope for a great upcoming season next year.” The Blue Devils dominated the court Wednesday against Bethel. Dawson Holland and Clint Coleman were an unstoppable duo, both sinking shots from behind the tree pointer line. The ending score for Michie vs Bethel was 39-13, Michie. Bethel did not have the defense up to speed. Michie was consistently running the ball down the court before Bethel even had their defense set up, which gave the Blue Devils the upper hand early in the game. On Thursday, the Ramer Eagles faced the Blue Devils on the court at MCHS. The Blue Devils led the first half of the game, but the Eagles came back after half time and soon stole the lead. The Blue Devils were unable to shave off the eight point lead Ramer had taken. The rest of the county teams also had good showings on the hardwood, from the Lady Rebels picking up back to back wins to the Cardinals’ young backcourt helping to make shots against stiff competition. The summer games are a great way for coaches and fans to see a glimpse of what might be on the court next season. It also gives the younger players who are moving up game experience against the older players. From Coach Chad Austin at Adamsville to Coach Steve Forsythe at McNairy Central, all the teams benefited from being on the court and learning to play with each other as either first time starters or new players who just came in.

Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo

Adamsville tries to set up their defense against the strong offensive showing from the Michie Blue Devils.

Summer away from the pool By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

Most of us this time of year just want to sit back, grab a cool drink and just lay by the pool. I think we need to stay up and stay active. It is way to beautiful this time of year to just be laying around. I try to spend my time outside being active. One of my favorite ways is to get out on the golf course. Whether you are with three of your closest friends or a large group of guys you know, get out on the course and make it fun. Golf is one of those games, to me, that can be relaxing and extremely competitive at the same time. I hate to lose, and even though I am not that good at the game, I am always trying to win. Even if you are not in the competitive mood, it is still a great way to relax. Nothing beats the peace of being in the fairway with the sun on your face and the wind at your back getting ready to hit that approach shot into the green, hoping to put it close. If golf is not your thing, get out and find what you do enjoy. Riding four wheelers, basketball at the park, even the occasional wiffle ball or kick ball game would be a great way to get up and get out and not just lay around all summer. Try going down to the lake and playing a game of volleyball or horseshoes. It does not take much to stay active, but the little things help us the most.

Coaches Corner: Coach Steven Price By Stephanie Parsons Sports Writer

If you live in or around the community of Adamsville, more than likely you are familiar with Steven Price, head coach of the Adamsville High School boys soccer team and assistant coach for the boys basketball team. “I am honored that I was given the opportunity to come back and coach where I first developed my love for basketball as well as coaching,” said Price. Price was raised by Susan Price and Rufus Butler in Michie, Tenn., where he also attended school. He next attended AHS where he played basketball and was coached by Greg Martin, who was a huge inspiration in his life. After he graduated in 2003 from Adamsville High School, Price then went on to earn his degree in Education at the University of Tennessee in 2008. That same year Price began his teaching career at McNairy Central High School and served as the assistant coach for the boys basketball team until 2009. The following year he was offered a position at his alma mater, where he teaches social studies and is the head coach for the boys soccer team, as well as assistant coach for the boys basketball team. Price is a devoted father to his son, Jackson Price, who recently graduated kindergarten, Steven is a dedicated father who seamlessly balances his duties as father, teacher, and coach and is a fine example of what a leader in this community should be. Price credits his mother, Susan Price, for his hard work ethic. “My mom was who showed me what it meant to work hard,” said Price. “It was her strong work ethic and unwavering morals that really instilled in me the core values of what it is to be a respectable adult.” When asked what was the most rewarding part about being a coach Price said, “getting to know the kids and watch them grow into respectable young men and watching them achieve their goals.” Playing basketball in high school was when Price realized he wanted to coach. “Having Greg Martin and Chad Austin as my coaches in high school really inspired me to want to do the same and hopefully have the same profound effect on another young person, as they did in mine,” said Price. Being a coach is more than just showing up at a game. It is being there in the good times and the bad. When a team has been defeated and has lost hope, it is the coach that makes those young men reach down deep and find the fight within to keep going regardless of whether you win or lose. Because being a part of a team is more than your overall record or the numbers on the scoreboard. It is about coming together win or lose and being there for each other. That sportsmanship is taught by the coach, that dedication to the game no matter the outcome to play your hardest and respect your fellow teammates is given by words of wisdom by the coach, and Steven Price is the perfect example of what it is to be all these things that we put into a single word: coach.

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Adamsville Soccer head coach, and assistant basketball coach Steven Price.


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The Adamsvile JR High Cardinals take on the Michie Blue Devils in summer play.

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The Bethel Lady Rebels take home the win in their match-up against the Lady Panthers from Decatur County.

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MLB Season Standings American League

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Jimmie Johnson 473 --Carl Edwards 443 -30 Clint Bowyer 423 -50 Matt Kenseth 399 -74 Kevin Harvick 399 -74 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 398 -75 Kasey Kahne 392 -81 Brad Keselowski 375 -98 Kyle Busch 374 -99 Paul Menard 371 -102 Jeff Gordon 361 -112 Aric Almirola 354 -119 Greg Biffle 353 -120 Martin Truex Jr. 343 -130 Rickey Stenhouse Jr. 343 -130 Tony Stewart 338 -135 Kurt Busch 337 -136 Joey Logano 335 -138 Jamie McMurray 332 -141 Ryan Newman 323 -150 Jeff Burton 323 -150 Juan Pablo Montoya 307 -166 Marcos Ambrose 294 -179 Mark Martin 271 -202 Casey Mears 259 -214

East W/L GB Boston 35-23 New York 32-25 2.5 Baltimore 32-25 2.5 Tampa Bay 31-25 3 Toronto 24-33 10.5 Central W/L GB Detroit 30-25 Cleveland 30-27 1 Minnesota 25-29 4.5 Chicago 24-31 6 Kansas City 23-31 6.5 West W/L GB Texas 35-21 Oakland 35-24 1.5 LA Angles 25-33 11 Seattle 25-3 11 Houston 21-37 15 National League East W/L GB Atlanta 35-22 Washington 28-29 7 Philadelphia 28-30 7.5 New York 22-32 11.5 Miami 16-42 19.5 Central W/L GB St. Louis 38-19 Cincinnati 36-22 2.5 Pittsburgh 35-23 3.5 Chicago 23-32 14 Milwaukee 21-35 16.5 West W/L GB Arizona 32-25 San Fran 30-27 2 Colorado 30-28 2.5 San Diego 26-31 6 LA Dodgers 24-32 7.5

Cardinal Football ends another successful camp

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(Left) Campers pose for a group picture at the end of a long week of training with the Cardinal football team and coaches. (Right) The Camp’s Punt, Pass, and Kick winners. 3-4 grade winner: Hudson Hamm; 5-6 grade winner: Ethan Tinin; and 7-8 grade winner Collin Misenhimer.

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McNairy Central Lady Bobcats

McNairy Central Lady Bobcats girls basketball team will be hosting their annual summer camp. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. Contest winners will receive prizes as well. The fundamentals of basketball will be taught to each camper. Campers will have an opportunity to participate in contests each day to display their proficiency of those skills. Campers will also have an opportunity to utilize those skills learned in game situations each day. The aspects of teamwork, self-discipline, and sportsmanship will be stressed too. The camp will be on June 18-20 with grades 2-5 (of the 2013-2014 school year) being from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, and grades 6-9 will be from 1 pm to 4 pm in the MCHS gym. The cost of the camp will be $45, and you can contact Jerry Lott for registration at 731-645-7673.

Adamsville Cardinals

The Adamsville Cardinals basketball team will be hosting their Summer Hoops Camp. The camp will run June 10-13. Boys and girls grades K-4 will be from 8 am to 11 am, and boys and girls grades 5-8 will be from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Registration for each camp will be 30 minutes prior to the start of the camp June 10. The cost will be $40 and will include a camp t-shirt. Instructors for the camp will include Coach Root, Coach Price, Coach Campbell, Duane Erwin (former Europe League Player), Will Barkley (Cert. Personal Trainer), and current Adamsville Cardinal basketball players. The camp will also include special appearances from Earl Barron (NBA player for the New York Knicks), Randy Cullpepper (Euro League All-Star, former C-USA MVP), Jeremy Williams (Euro League player) and Russ Kennamore (AHS alum and owner of Maximum Health and Fitness).

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BSES meets accreditation standards

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By: Christie Roach BSES Campus Reporter

On May 1 and 2, 2013, Bethel Springs Elementary School was accredited by AdvancEd Accreditation Standards for Quality Schools, which is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, and National Study of School Evaluation. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the school’s adherence to specific standards, examine the effectiveness of the school’s improvement efforts, review test performance results and assess how these results are monitored for self-improvement, provide feedback and recommendations, and make an accreditation recommendation. Under the supervision of Dr. Kathy Finlayson, Assistant Principal and Chairperson of the Leadership Committee, Bethel Springs Elementary School met accreditations requirements. The process is based on a five year term accreditation, and aids the school through continuous academic improvement. When fully implemented, the accreditation process promotes excellence for the students served.

By Delise Teague McNairy County Schools

The McNairy County School System will host Prospective Teacher Day, a job fair for individuals interested in teaching during the 2013-2014 school year. The inaugural event will take place on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the McNairy County Ag Center, located at the McNairy County Fairgrounds, adjacent McNairy Central High School on High School Road in Selmer, from noon until 4:00 p.m. At the come and go event, participants will have the opportunity to learn about job openings, meet the principals of each of the eight schools, and receive information about salary and benefits. Job applications will be available to any prospect who does not already have an application on file with the district.

Bethel University Awards Degrees MCKENZIE, TN – During its Spring 2013 commencement exercises, Bethel University awarded the following degrees: Graduating from the College of Professional Studies with a Bachelor of Science was: Cynthia Blanton Marlow of Adamsville. Headquartered in McKenzie, Bethel University is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and offers bachelor’s, master’s and associate degrees through a variety of learning platforms. To learn more about Bethel University visit

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Sammie Smith presents Adamsville Elementary Vice Principal Amy Coffman with a check for the Cardinal Strut. Thank you to everyone who helped make our fundraiser a great success.

Ramer native receives award from Freed Hardeman HENDERSON, TN— Clay Shirley, Ramer, was recently honored at Freed-Hardeman University’s academic awards ceremony. The School of Education presented him with an Outstanding Student Teacher award based on his grade point average, PRAXIS score and performance evaluations. Shirley is a senior arts and humanities major who has consistently excelled in his academic pursuits. He is the son

of James and Devona Shirley. Freed-Hardeman University, a private, four-year university, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer bachelor’s, master’s and specialist’s degrees. FHU has been consistently listed in the top tier of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Regional Universities— South” category.

Bethel Springs Elementary School Honor Roll, Principal’s List 4th Nine Weeks 2012-2013 Honor Roll 3rd Grade Amber Burney Alicea Klinck Brenden Mehr Kaylynn Parker


Gavin Plunk Tyler Plunk Myles Rankin Gregory Sprague Alli Stephenson

Walker Massengill Angela Mullins Zander Parker Yamilet Sandria Kaylee Wiggins

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5th Grade Adam Davis Trevor Ferrell Zach Foster Ruthie Harstin

Colton Judd Tyler Nicholson 6th Grade Kelly Apuzzo Faith Bizzell Gabby Green Claire Ingle Madelyn Pearson Joanna Perry

7th Grade Beau Barnes Catherin Reed Emma Spencer Katie Turner 8th Grade Avery Davis Riley Ellis Dustin Ellsworth Jeremiah Sanders Thomas Stevens

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3rd Grade Will Bargas Nick Morris Cole Savage Emily Wagoner

4th Grade Chad Angell Mark Burns Joey Butterfield Haven Gray Jasper Sanders 5th Grade Austin Bizzell John Droke Lainey Hensley

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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.

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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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McNairy County wins Regional Wildlife Championship By: Ricky R. Mathenia County Director

The McNairy County 4-H Wildlife Teams dominated the 2013 Western Region 4-H Wildlife Judging Competition held May 20 at Parkers Crossroads, Tennessee, by having the top two teams in the Senior High Division (grades 9-12) and the top team in the Junior High Division (grades 7-8). McNairy County 4-H’ers Brandon Clapp, Danielle Harstin, McKenzie Mathenia and Alayna Ward teamed up to win the Western Region 4-H Junior High Wildlife Championship. All four team members finished in the top ten individuals, with Mathenia taking the High Scoring Indi-

onship to be held June 13, 2012 at Natchez Trace State Park. The top twelve 4-H teams from across Tennessee will come together and determine a State Championship Team to travel to the National 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program Invitational conducted later this summer at Purdue University. The McNairy County 4-H Wildlife Teams would like to thank the McNairy County Forest Landowners Association for being the team’s shirt sponsor and supporting their educational efforts. The wildlife project is just one of the many programs that UT Extension provides on an equal opportunity basis to all eligible 4-H’ers.

vidual Award in the Junior High Division. In the Senior High Division McNairy County 4-H’ers Bryce Moore, Rachel Mullins, Dylan Riggs and Preston Shackelford won the Western Region 4-H Wildlife Championship, while the McNairy County team consisting of Landon McAfee, Heather McCormick and Wesley Moore finished in second place. Moore was awarded the High Scoring Individual Award in the Senior High Division.  Shackelford placed second, Moore placed third, Dylan Riggs finished fourth, McCormick finished fifth, Rachel Mullins ranked eighth and Landon McAfee rounded out the team finishing in thirteenth place individually. Both McNairy County 4-H Senior High Teams qualified to compete at the 2013 State 4-H Wildlife Champi-

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High Scoring Individuals (L to R): Bryce Moore won the High Scoring Individual Award in the Senior High Division and McKenzie Mathenia earned the High Scoring Individual Award in the Junior High Division at the 2013 Western Region 4-H Wildlife Competition.

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The 2013 Western Region Senior 4-H Wildlife Championship Team is composed of McNairy County 4-H’ers (L to R) Dylan Riggs, Preston Shackelford, Bryce Moore and Rachel Mullins.

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McNairy County 4-H’ers (L to R) Danielle Harstin, Alayna Ward, McKenzie Mathenia and Brandon Clapp won the 2013 Western Region 4-H Wildlife Championship for Junior High 4-H teams held May 20 at Parkers Crossroads, Tennessee.

Submitted Photo

The McNairy County 4-H Senior High Team consisting of (L to R) Heather McCormick, Wesley Moore and Landon McAfee finished second at the Western Region 4-H Wildlife Competition.

BSES Students Pull for the Ronald McDonald House By: Christie Roach BSES Campus Reporter

Bethel Springs Elementary School students are participating in the Pop Tab program to support the Ronald McDonald House. The little seemingly insignificant tab you pull to open your aluminum cans helps the Ronald McDonald House. It provides a safe and comfortable place that families can call “home” while their children recover in nearby hospitals. The Pop Tab program is an environmentally smart, community friendly program which focuses on separating the pull tab from the aluminum beverage cans. The tab is a higher grade of aluminum than the can, resulting in a higher dollar return per pound than cans. The pop tabs are recycled, and the proceeds go directly to families in need who are staying at the house. Anyone and everyone can collect pop tabs! It’s easy, fun, and a great project for schools and community groups. If you would like to help the Ronald McDonald House, pull your tabs and drop them off at Bethel Springs Elementary School. Fun Facts about Pull Tabs! 1 pull tab=1 inch 1,000,000 pull tabs=790 pounds 12 pull tabs=1 foot 1,578,044,160 pull tabs=1 trip around the earth Submitted Photo 63,360 pull tabs=1 mile Mrs. Linda Dennie’s Second Grade Class proudly displays the pop tabs that they have collected for Ronald McDonald House. 1,267 pull tabs= 1 pound

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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.

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Default having been made in the payment of 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:

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

property: Joel E. Burns; Melody G. Burns; Shelter Financial Bank; Joel E. Burns


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

corner of this lot and the southeast corner of Lot No. 71, the property of Coleman Smith recorded in Deed book No. 125, Page 226, runs thence North 27 degrees 46 minutes 23 seconds east with the west boundary of this lot and the east boundary of Lot No. 71, 212.53 feet to an iron pin in the south 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 Certificate No. 505 which plat of survey is dated February of 1993.

ity vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on July 1, 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:

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 addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced

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

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 2007-Bc2, 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 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: 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

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 Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l5268296 File # 7134-0104572-FC Published: May 29, June 5, June 12 Green Tree Servicing LLC/ Larry Mitchell 13703 2, 3, 4 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 18, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded July 21, 2008, at Book 393, Page 677 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Gail W. Sanders, conveying certain property therein described to R. Fry as Trustee for CitiFinancial Services, Inc.; 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 author-

Beginning at an iron pin located in the East rightof-way of the Selmer-Ramer Blacktop Road, said iron pin being located 1087 feet South of the Southwest corner of the Griswell tract of record in Deed Book 106, Page 507, Register Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, the Southwest corner of the White tract of record in Deed Book 106, Page 738, Register Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and the Northwest corner of the herein described tract; thence in a Northeasternly direction with White South line, passing an iron pin at 610 feet, in all 635 feet; thence in a Southern direction 326 feet to an iron pin; thence in a Southwesternly direction, 340 feet to an iron pin located in the East rightof-way of said roadway; thence in a Northern direction , with the meanders of the right-of-way of said roadway, passing iron pins at 75 feet and 285 feet, in all, 395 feet to the Point of Beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 3979 Ramer Selmer Road, Ramer, Tennessee 38367 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: Gail W. Sanders 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. 787‑233202 DATED May 23, 2013 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee June 5, 2013 June 12, 2013 June 19, 2013 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_

Wednesday, june 5, 2013 503 - public notices


Covering McNairy County since 1902 SUBSCRIPTION RATES $ 20 for year in county $ 28 in Tennessee $ 32 out of state $ 1 off for senior citizens


Gap, Justice, Old Navy girls newborn - 12 years; Boys newborn - 24 months; Real nice baby bed, Hull cat planter and other collectibles. Ladies clothes up to Large. Angela Griswell & Alicia Shaw Hwy 64 West of Selmer (Rosecreek)


HUGE INSIDE SALE at the home of the late Ted Bowen 175 Tom Baker Road Next to Gravel Hill Church. Little of everything, too much to list! Cleaning out and adding everyday. Call 731-453-5225 after 5 p.m. for questions. Thursday, Friday & Saturday NO SALES BEFORE 7:30

YARD SALE 301 Perry Street in Milledgeville Friday & Saturday June 7th, 8th

Several families

YARD SALE Friday & Saturday June 7TH & 8TH 7 a.m. until ? 141 Glen Drive • Selmer Off High School Road

FOLLOW SIGNS Misc. items. Priced to sell



Kids, womens, and mens clothes, toys, household items, furniture, much more. No early birds.

Saturday 7 until ?

128 Boulanger Dr. Michie, Tenn. (Beau Monde Subdivision)


7982 Hwy 45 South Thursday, June 6, Friday, June 7, & Sat., June 8 8 a.m. until ? Got a little bit of everything! In clothing: sizes - 1x2x3x. Comforter set sheets, curtains, glassware, namebrand clothing, books, Movies VHS, DVD movies, V.C.R., pictures, shoes, purses. Everything Cheap! 645-7408


92 Ballpark Rd. W. in Ramer. Friday & Saturday June 7th & 8th Multiple Families Table, lamps, chair back massager, elect. leaf blower, elect. chain saw, books, picture frames, misc. household items, clothing girls 2T to 6x/7 ladies size 20. Lots of ladies size 2 to size 7. Teen boys M & L. All priced to sell quickly. 7 a.m. till ?


Saturday, June 8th 8 a.m .- 3 p.m. NO EARLY BIRDS.

Ping pong table, fooseball table, household items, helmets, clothes, knick knacks, boat raft, skis, kid’s wakeboard, TV’s, DVD player, books & much more!

567 Higginbottom Road off 45 bypass


FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

2 - 32” TV’s with one stand; 46” flat screen TV (used less than a year) $400; Solid oak dresser w/mirror & round table; furniture, lamps, sheets (all sizes); Mens & women’s 3X clothes; Shoes; Computer - desk top; New car speaker - never used $40 ... OBO; Hundreds of books; Kitchen items, curtains, and TOO MUCH TO MENTION. 3886 Main Street Bethel Springs, Tennessee

The Praxis Companies, LLC is seeking an

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Qualifications Include • 3 to 5 years exp. in QC • High energy level • Ability to learn basic building codes pertaining to bathing fixtures • Ability to read and understand basic cad drawings • Computer literate • Good communications skills • Ability to multi task • Must be able to move heavy tub/shower units Qualified applicants apply in person at

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court briefs Felisha Faye Presley - 260 Arendall Street, Adamsville, TN 38310 - DUI - Second Offense - Officer Failed to Appear to Prosecute and Defendant is entitled to trial by Constitution therefore care hold to be dismissal. Driving While License Revoked due to Conviction of DUI - Officer Failed to Appear to Prosecute and Defendant is entitled to trial by Constitution therefore care hold to be dismissal. Daniel Andrew Domer - 117 N. Elm Street, Adamsville, TN 38310- Driving While License Suspended- Dismissed on plea to other charge. Henry C. Irons - 67 Roosevelt Lane, Selmer, TN 38375- DUI: First Offense - Fined $350+Cost. Sentenced to 48 hours. Supervised Probation. Drug and Alcohol Evaluation. Driving While License Revoked - Dismissed on plea to other charge. Jamie Grover Meade - 189 Hill Lane, Bethel Springs, TN 38315 - Aggravated Assault Upon Officer - Dismissed on plea to other charge. Disorderly Conduct - Supervised Probation. 13 days credit. Dennis D. Ayers - 601 Dickey Road, Ramer, TN 38367 - Possession Unlaw Drug Paraphernalia - AttemptDismissed on plea to felony in Circuit Court. James C. Sparks - 132 D. Baggett Lane, Bethel Springs, TN 38315 - Aggravated Assault - Domestic - Dismissed on plea to other charge. Christopher Denny - 189 Front Street, Selmer, TN 38375 - Public Intoxication Fined $50+Cost. Supervised Probation. Drug and Alcohol Evaluation. Credit for 24 hrs. Christopher Denny - 189 Front Street, Selmer, TN 38375 - Assault- Physical Contact - Dismissed on plea to other charge. James C. Parks - 132 D. Baggett Lane, Bethel Springs, TN 38315 - Domestic Assault - Dismissed on plea to other charge. Child Abuse/Neglect/Endangerment- Dismissed on

plea to other charge. Daniel Andrew Domer - 117 N. Elm Street, Adamsville, TN 38310 - Reckless Driving - Plea Aloowed because TBI lab failed to complete Blood Alcohol Test and State could not Prosecute without test. Supervised Probation. Drug and Alcohol evaluation. Christopher Todd Ray - 1924 Robinson Shed Road, Bethel Springs, TN 38315- Driving While License SuspendedDismissed on payment of cost. Defendant has done all that is required to obtain DL. Steven W. Smith - 1955 Bruton Road, Savannah, TN 38372 - Tampering w/Evidence - Dismissed on plea to other charge. DUI: First Offense - Fined $350+Cost. Sentenced to 48hrs. Supervised Probation. Drug and Alcohol Evaluation. Driving While License Revoked- Dismissed on plea to other charge. James C. Parks - 132 D. Baggett Lane, Bethel Springs, TN 38315- Domestic Assault- Dismissed on payment of cost. Defendant to attend anger management, good behavior for 6 months, alcohol/ drug evaluation counseling. Victim did not wish to prosecute. Barry L. Clayton - 9644 Hwy 45 North, Bethel Springs, TN 38315 - Unlawful Possession of Weapon - 90 Days Good behavior. Domestic Assault- 90 Days Good behavior. Michael Powers - 118 Newell Road, Adamsville, TN 38310-

Domestic Assault - Sentenced 8 days. No contact with victim. Supervised Probation. Drug/Alcohol Evaluation through Quinco. Larry K. Ragan - 1389 Wenasoga Road, Ramer, TN 38367 - DUI: Second OffenseFined $350+Cost. Sentence to 48 hrs. Supervised Probation. Drug and Alcohol evaluation and counseling. Driving While License Revoked - Dismissed on plea to DUI. Implied Consent - Dismissed on plea to DUI. Stanley P. Treece - 2046 Old Stage Road, Adamsville, TN 38310- Domestic AssaultSupervised Probation. Credit for 12 days in jail. 10 days in Rehab. Zachary Briggs - 3576 Hwy 45 South, Selmer, TN 38375 - Resist Stop, Arrest, Search (No Weapon)Supervised Probation. Public Intoxication - Fined $50+Cost. Supervised Probation. Credit for 12 hrs. Stanley P. Treece - 2046 Old Stage Road, Adamsville, TN 38310 - Simple Possession/ Casual Exvhange - Fined $250+Cost. Supervised Probation. Dustin N. Stricklin - 720 Tulu Lane, Michie, TN 38357Poss/sell/barter/give away Legend Drug- Defendant waived Preliminary Hearing Defendant Bound over to McNairy Co. Grand Jury. Dustin N. Stricklin - 720 Tulu Lane, Michie, TN 38357 - Underage Consumption- Defendant Waived Preliminary Hearing Case bound over to

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McNairy Co. Grand Jury. Dustin N. Stricklin - 720 Tulu Lane, Michie, TN 38357- Schedule III Drugs: MFG,DEL,SELL, POSS- Defendant Waived Preliminary Hearing Defendant bound over to McNairy Co. Grand Jury.

Michael Dillion - 3228 Hines Gin Road, Selmer, TN 38375Illegal Taking/Possess/Destruct of Wildlife- Dismissed on payment of cost Bait/Pitfalls In taking Birds/ Animals Prohibited.

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Black Mouth Cur Dog to a good home. Male, around 2 years old, had all shots. Dog house and food included.

Call 731-439-3836.

Self-motivated individual to be responsible for sales and hands on work. Must be willing to crawl under houses. Competitive pay - Hourly plus Bonus available. High School Diploma/Excellent driving record required. Must pass State Certification Tests, criminal background check and drug test. Send resume to:

Resumé P.O. Box 174 Selmer, TN 38375

Covering McNairy County since 1902

SUBSCRIPTION RATES $ 20 for year in county $ 28 in Tennessee $ 32 out of state $ 1 off for senior citizens

Incredible numbers on a Selmer home

The numbers speak for themselves - Over 5,500 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 22 ft stone fireplace with second fireplace, 2 staircases, 3 car garage & 2 bonus rooms all nestled on 11 acres in a very nice & quiet neighborhood.

An immaculate home priced to sell

$393,000 655 Jenny Drive • Selmer, Tennessee Call or text today to see this lovely property. 504-214-8085

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