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Two county industries expand
By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
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Two Selmer industries will be expanding, it was announced at last Monday’s County Commission meeting. Monogram will be expanding into the old Midwest Woodworking plant in Selmer. The McNairy County/Selmer Industrial Development Board will buy the building for $1.2 million and then lease it to Monogram for $10,000 a month. The expansion will add 45 employees in addition to the people employed at Monogram’s current location. Under the proposal, which the commission voted to accept, both the county and Selmer will guarantee the $1 million loan to purchase the building. The IDB will pay
$200,000 down. “We’ll never see an opportunity like this again,” said Budget Committee Chairman Jim Rickman. United Stainless is also expanding. The 20,000 square feet expansion will cost a total of $1.5 million. The nearly $300,000 in infrastructure improvements qualify for a Fast Track Grant from the state, according to Rickman. The $270,000 grant requires a 9 percent match, which United Stainless will pay. The commission approved applying for the grant. In other news from the meeting, the commission passed the 2013-2014 budget. The property tax rate remains at $2.09 per $100 assessed value. The proportion
v What’s Next The next meeting of the McNairy County Commission will be August 12.
going to the general fund will increase to $0.79 from $0.74 the previous year, while the proportions going to the schools, $0.99, and roads, $0.09 will be unchanged. Mayor Ronnie Brooks announced that Beth Vise and Sherry Carroll had been nominated to the Library Board. The commission will vote on these nominations at its next meeting in August. The commission also approved the nominations of Terry Thrasher, Anthony Carr and Steve Simon for the 911 Board.
Selmer man strikes gold Hundreds swarm to michie park Last Saturday’s Michie Summer Bash a success
By Christen Coulon
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Luminaries line the track at the park for Relay for Life.
There is a gold rush of sorts here in McNairy County, and local man Carl Dewberry struck gold in north Selmer last Wednesday using his specially constructed Highbanker slush. “I built this thing here last summer,” Dewberry said. “My son and I kind of put our heads together and looked at the internet and did some research, and I have some experience piddling with (prospecting).” He said the machine works by dumping material into the top, and the water washes out the lighter objects down the angled surfaces, leaving the heavier objects like gold and gemstones behind. He said that his machine has a unique feature which allows it to work as a dredge. This allows him to vacuum material directly from a creek bed into the machine using a pump. Dewberry was using material gathered from four separate mining sites in Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina to test his machine. “I wanted to make sure that what I have done would work,” Dewberry said. Now that his local experiment has proven to be a success, he plans to take his machine to some of the nearby prospecting areas. He has previously prospected for gold all over the United States including Colorado, California, Alaska, as well as several sites in the Appalachian Mountains. Dewberry is a member of the Gold Prospector’s Association of
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Relay for Life raises $30,000 for cancer research By Christen Coulon Managing Editor
The 17th annual McNairy County Relay for Life kicked off last Friday at the Selmer City Park. This year’s event was attended by more than 2,500 people and raised more than $30,000 for cancer research, according to Ray Prather, event co-chair. Official events for this year’s Relay for Life began at 6 p.m. with a short program honoring cancer survivors and a survivor lap around the track. This year, survivors Robyn Pace and Lisa Moore carried the Relay for Life Banner leading the way for this portion of the event. Following the survivor’s lap, teams competed selling food and offering games, door prizes, raffles, and other activities to raise money for the event. This year’s highest earning team was the Hee-Haw concessions booth, which brought in close to $1,200. (This amount does not count the more than $15,000 that Hee-Haw has raised throughout the year in its performances.) The Justice Complex/911 dunk tank was also very popular and gave attendees the opportunity to toss a ball and dunk Byron Maxedon McNairy County’s Circuit and General Sessions Court Clerk, McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck and General Sessions Judge Van McMahan
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Carl Dewberry pans for gold as Carol Pipkins looks on.
America, a group which helps prospectors find viable sites to do their work, and said that he has been prospecting for nearly 20 years. During this week’s test run, Dewberry found several small gold nuggets, a ruby and several amethysts. He also identified several samples that appeared to contain large amounts of gold dust. Recovering this material is more difficult, he said. “Now I will be going back through using tweezers to pick out all of the small pieces,” Dewberry said. The Independent Appeal will follow up with Dewberry and report any results of large finds as he puts his machine to use in the field.
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By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
A soft drink can caused a wreck in Selmer June 18 that injured two people. According to an incident report by Ptl. Tommy Howell and provided by the Selmer Police Department, Cynthia B. Isbell, 45, of Selmer was driving a maroon 2008 Chevrolet SUV down Spruce Street when the vehicle hit a pot hole. This caused passenger Harold B. Isbell, 50, of Selmer, to drop a canned soft drink.
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The can fell under the brake pedal, making it impossible to stop the vehicle. The SUV left the roadway, went down the side of an embankment and came to rest in a creek bed. The driver told Howell after he arrived that her back and neck were hurting. Both the driver and passenger were transported by Emergency Medical Services ambulance to McNairy Regional Hospital for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries. MRH has told the Independent Appeal in the past that it is against their policy to give out information on patients’ conditions.
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Right: Caden Maxedon tries to dunk his dad, Byron Maxedon McNairy County’s Circuit and General Sessions Court Clerk, as he sits atop the dunk tank at last Friday’s Relay for Life fundraiser. McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck and General Sessions Judge Van McMahan also took turns at the dunk tank to raise money for cancer research. Center: Teneka Prather sings the National Anthem to open this year’s Relay for Life. Above: Survivors Robyn Pace and Lisa Moore carry the Relay for Life Banner at last Friday’s fundraiser at Selmer City Park.
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brought in more than $900. Prather said that Modern Woodmen of Selmer also was a leading contributor through their match with the Hee-Haw performances earlier in the year. Various other booths lined the park serving great food and offering games which kept event goers busy throughout the evening. “People were talking, laughing and having a good time,” Prather said. In addition to the wonderful food and drinks available, the event featured a musical line-up with Nicole Stoppa, Maggie Whitaker, Payton Henley, Hannah Wagoner, B.J. and Beverly Martin, Faith Sampey, the Joe Rickman Band and other local favorites performing. Other activities such as group line-dancing and games, a zumba session, a magic show, and a twist contest kept revelers busy throughout the evening. “I am the twist champion of McNairy County by the way,” Prather said. While the event was one of celebration, there were also somber moments of remembrance for those who have fallen to this terrible disease. At dusk, luminaries were lit along the track at the park in honor or in memory of those who have battled cancer. After the lighting of the luminaries, one of Prather’s favorite groups, The MissionAires, a Southern gospel group, performed. The event lasted until 6 a.m. “A big thank you to everybody who participated in this year’s event,” Prather said. For more information about joining a team or purchasing a luminary for next year’s event or to donate money for cancer research, visit relayforlife.org or call event co-chairs Ray Prather at (731) 610-5534 or Cheryl Prather at (731) 610-2860. You can also like the event’s Facebook page Relay for Life McNairy County, TN.
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Michie summer Home Banking Company opens new location in Michie bash a success By Janet Rail
By Christen Coulon
Home Banking Company recently announced that it would be taking over the Michie branch of the Hardin County Bank. One of McNairy County’s oldest businesses, Home Banking Company was chartered in 1915 in Finger. The bank moved its headquarters to Selmer more than 30 years ago and has since branched into Savannah, Tenn. and Corinth, Miss. With its four present locations, opening a Michie branch will help the bank serve a large area in the middle of their service area that did not currently have a branch. “It kind of fills in that spot for us between Selmer and Corinth,” said Jim Rickman, president and CEO of Home Banking Company. He said that some of the bank’s nearly 5,000 customers reside in the Michie area, but Rickman hopes to see more customers from that area. He said that their bank is ideal to serve customers from Stantonville, Shiloh, Tenn., Acton, Eastview, and Counce, Tenn. Before going Home, the bank building in Michie has held several names since it opened in 1969. The branch was originally part of First National Bank,which merged with Volunteer Bank, which in turn was acquired by BancorpSouth, who sold the branch to Hardin County Bank. Rickman said that he was with First National Bank when it opened its Michie branch. “I live in that area. I know the people, and I am familiar with the customers in that area,” Rickman said. “We are excited to be in that area. We have some customers already who live there, and we think (the new branch) will be more convenient for them. We think that people in (Michie) should have a choice as to who they bank with...it’s a personal choice when it comes to banking, but we want to offer them the opportunity to do business with the Home Banking Company, and we feel like we offer a level of service that would entice them to do business with us.” Rickman said that Home Banking primarily serves McNairy, Hardin and Alcorn counties right now. He said that they are a small bank but offer all of the services that customers have come to expect from a larger bank. They
have all of the deposit and loan services that customers expect, as well as online and telephone banking. “We try to provide a more personal level of service,” Rickman said. We try to tailor our banking to our customers to provide them with a more unique banking experience.” Rickman said that one of the unique services the Home Banking offers is that a human being answers the phone when customers call. In fact, Rickman said that if a customer calls and wants to talk to the bank’s CEO, he will speak to them personally. “I don’t think that you will get that level of service from larger banks,” Rickman said.
McNairy Countian John Tidwell in state legislature By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Though a McNairy Countian is not representing McNairy County in the Tennessee General Assembly, there are two native sons of McNairy County representing other districts. In addition to Jeremy Durham, profiled earlier in the Independent Appeal, John C. Tidwell, of New Johnsonville, represents the 74th District, which is comprised of Houston, Humpreys and Montgomery counties in Middle Tennessee. Tidwell has represented this district for the past 16 years. At one time, his district included Wayne, Benton and Decatur Counties. A planned homecoming to McNairy County was thwarted when Tidwell’s daughter became ill, according to McNairy County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Lipford. Tidwell was scheduled to speak at the West Tennessee Celebration of Democratic Leadership Event in Selmer on May 31. “John is very proud of the fact he is from here. He is highly thought of in his district and managed to get reelected in a very tough year. District. Rep. Tidwell managed to survive redistricting by the GOP in the last election. Rep. Tidwell is looking forward to coming back to McNairy County to renew friendships and make new friends. Rep. John Tidwell has many relatives in the McNairy and Hardin County area,” Lipford said. Tidwell was about to leave for the event when his daughter, Nicole Tyler Tidwell, a Nashville nurse, fell ill, though she is doing fine now. “I hated that I had to cancel,” Tidwell said.
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Tidwell is planning to return to the area, possibly during a future Democratic Party event. “Yes, I would like to come back,” Tidwell said. Tidwell has represented his district for the past 16 years. He attended Adamsville High School, and his parents were James and Judy Tidwell. He still has a farm near Adamsville. Tidwell received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee. He attended Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon. Tidwell is the only civil engineer in the General Assembly. He worked at a chemical plant for 34 years. Tidwell is a member of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources and the House Business and Utilities Resources committees. Tidwell is the author of much of the timber-cutting law for the state. He was also the author of the Tennessee River Resort Act. This legislation gives tax breaks to economically distressed counties along the river. In addition, he wrote a lot of the motorcycle safety legislation. Prior to being elected to the state House of Representatives, Tidwell served on the New Johnsonville City Council and the Humphreys County Commission. Tidwell’s wife is Charlotte Tyler Tidwell, who is also from McNairy County. In addition to their daughter, Nicole, they have a son John C. Tidwell, Jr. The Tidwells have two grandchildren, Cassie Tidwell and John C. (Trey) Tidwell III. About two hundred Democrats attended the event, representing about ten West Tennessee counties. State Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron and St. Rep. Johnny Shaw, who represents Hardeman County and part of Madison County, spoke at the event.
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An estimated crowd of 500 enjoyed the city’s first summer bash in the park. “We should clear around $3,300 from the event,” said City Recorder Janice Durbin. With the help of 35 local vendors including churches and civic organizations, the day was considered a success. “I appreciate everyone who worked on it,” said Alderman Anthony Smith. “You did a good job,” said Alderman Brandon Nabors. “Someone broke into a car window and stole a purse, but outside that, we had a great day,” said Durbin. The board discussed the possibility of purchasing or looking into grants for additional lighting in the park. The board approved the third reading of the 20132014 annual budget totaling $123,187 in the general budget; $396,600 for the water department and $9,207.03 for street aid. Durbin reported that the propane for the city building was budgeted in the overall electric line item, and the movement of $40 from the general budget for the beer board budget for background checks as amended. Fire Chief Shirley Clark told the board she expected to receive the new pumper truck in the next couple of weeks. She also shared with the board that the county is still working on the tornado sirens for the city, and the grant is in the second round as a CDBG grant. The board discussed the upcoming election for mayor and two aldermen on Aug. 3, 2013. The board approved the May 27 meeting minutes and upon request of Mayor David Baker, discussed painting the water tower with the Michie Blue Devils when normal painting was needed in the future.
Templeton’s tractor stolen By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
A tractor was stolen from Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Jai Templeton, according to an incident report provided by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department. Last Friday, Deputy Amy Ballard responded to a call from Templeton, who said he had arrived at Leapwood Enville Road to find that his tractor and Bush Hog was missing. Templeton, who is a former county mayor and Stantonville farmer, said he spoke to a neighbor, who had not seen the tractor for four or five days. He said that the last person to see the tractor was his brother, who saw it on June 16. Te m p l e t o n said that since there were no fresh tracks in the dirt, it made him think the tractor had been gone before the rain on the night of June 17. The tractor is a blue 2002 New Holland TM 125. The serial number is 178522B. The tractor has black rails mounted on the sides for hauling water tanks and has six tractor weights on the front. Attached to the tractor was an orange New Rhino Boom Mower, model number SU2160. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of this equipment or who took it should call the sheriff at (731) 6451004.
SEALED BID AUCTION CITY OF ENVILLE, TENNESSEE The City of Enville is offering for sale the following described property: BEGINNING on a stake in the center of the ditch between F. Maness and R.J. Teuton and the edge of the Enville and Leapwood Road; runs thence 34˚ south of west with said Enville and Leapwood Road 24 rods to a stake in the center of a new ditch; thence 27˚ east of south with said new ditch 20 rods to a stake; thence 34˚ north of east 24 rods to center of ditch between F. Maness and R.J. Teuton; thence with the meanders of said ditch 27˚ west of north 20 rods to the beginning corner, containing 3 acres, be the same more or less. Said legal description is the same description as contained in the previous deed of record. This is the identical real estate conveyed to the Town of Enville, Enville, Tennessee, by deed of general warranty from the Chester County Board of Education on August 31, 1972, of record in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee in Deed Book 58, page 273. Physical Address: 175 Leapwood Drive, Enville, Tennessee 38332. Lessor In Possession: MKD Corporation, Attn: Danny Swafford. Current Lease Expires: March 15, 2014. CONDITION OF BID: TEAR DOWN AND COMPLETELY REMOVE ALL DEBRIS OF THE OLD SCHOOL. The City of Enville expressly reserves an easement of ingress, egress and parking over, across and upon the existing parking lot which has heretofore been shared by and between the City of Enville Community Center and MKO, incorporated. The bids shall be submitted and delivered to the office of Patrick Mooney, Mayor, P.O. Box 177, 8490 Main Street, Enville, Tennessee 38332 on or before 4:00 o’clock P.M. on the 15th day of July, 2013. Bids shall be opened at 8:00 o’clock P.M. on the 16th day of July, 2013. THE CITY OF ENVILLE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS Patrick Mooney, Mayor
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Pitts reflects on her time in South Pacific By Emily Pitts Staff Writer
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be onstage? To be the star of a show, if only for a moment? To have the lights hit you and turn you into someone else for an hour? I can tell you from experience that it is just like magic. I have been doing community theatre for 12 years now, and Arts in McNairy’s production of South Pacific, which closed a successful run last night, marks the 30th production of my theatre career. I have acted in small roles and big roles alike, in addition to doing a small share of behind-the-scenes work. For this production, I played the role of Liat, a Tonkinese girl living on Bali Ha’i who speaks no English, but falls in love with a young American marine named Joe Cable. I was in only three short scenes and had a handful of lines in French, but it was one of the most unusual and enjoyable roles I have ever played. I was also the choreographer, which was a challenge for me. Although I have done a bit of choreography in the past, the only real training I have is my experience with other choreographers. For this production, I spent hours compiling ideas from online videos, then twirling around my house to Broadway music, trying to put together a few suitable dances. Fortunately, the cast was extremely patient with me as I taught the choreography, and those hours of leaping around the house like a lunatic turned into a few crowd-pleasing dance numbers. Watching the dances, along with everything else, come together is consistently one of the most truly amazing parts of a show—which makes the week of dress rehearsals both extremely gratifying and extremely frustrating. On the Monday before the show, it seems to finally sink in. We are doing a real show. There will be real people here, paying real money to see our show. It’s really going to happen. And then we all realize we had better get in gear, and fast. The final week, we start full runs of the show with lights, costumes, makeup sets, and the orchestra. Usually, the lights are still flickering, people are half-in, half-out of costume, makeup is being applied by trial and error, the paint is drying on the platforms, and we are still trying to get ourselves together with live music. On Mondays, and even Tuesdays, the show nearly always seems hopeless. But if I have learned anything from community theatre, it is that the show must go on, and no matter how close we cut it, the production always comes together beautifully in the last two or three days. This is where I have an immense respect for everyone
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works. Being involved in the theatre is about more than putting on a show and entertaining an audience. It is about giving people a chance to perform, something meaningful to do, and a place to belong. I have seen young people grow in so many ways being involved in the theatre, and I have watched as young and old alike have found their place onstage. A friend of mine even states that it has changed her life. At the risk of sounding cliché, we become a family of sorts. And the audience is our extended family. Putting on these productions is about both involving the community and giving the community something to be proud of. And after weeks of blood, sweat, and tears (I have seen all three), watching an audience stand and smile at the end of a show will make it all worth it. South Pacific, and all the productions I have had the privilege of being involved in, has made me proud to be a part of this community. To the cast, crew, orchestra, and audiences who have made this amazing thing happen, I want to say thank you. Go ahead, take a bow. You deserve it.
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involved in these shows. In the last few days, it takes not only an incredible amount of focus and individual effort; it takes a collective willingness to make a show really work. Every member of the cast, crew, and orchestra, no matter how big or small the part played, has to be on board, eager, and excited to pull the show together. I have not once been disappointed with the end product. On opening night, the energy backstage is high. People are running around throwing on costumes, applying makeup, setting props, talking excitedly, and listening at doors or sneaking peeks out of curtains to determine the crowd size. There is an energy in the air that can barely be contained. Finally, the lights go down, the crowd quiets, the overture starts. The show has begun. Strange things happen in the live performance of a show. Dances are sharper, eyes are brighter, singing is louder, exchanges are more emotional. Everyone is giving 110 percent, and the whole dynamic changes when we are performing for someone, even when the crowd is sparse. If you have never walked onstage into the lights, in front of an audience full of expectant faces, and felt yourself become someone else in an instant, you have missed something truly special. Even as an extra, the experience is unforgettable. Likewise, if you have never been involved in an amateur production, it is difficult to appreciate the amount of effort it takes to make one happen. Everyone sees what the actors do, and typically the director gets his or her well-deserved accolades. But few appreciate the behind-the-scenes work of the musical directors, the volunteer musicians in the orchestra, the set builders, the stage crew members, the stage managers, the lighting and sound technicians, the prop managers, the makeup artists, the costumers, and, yes, the choreographers. Then there are the publicists, the graphic designers, the box-office volunteers, the ushers. Theatre, and especially musical theatre, is, in my humble opinion, the most collaborative of all art forms. The amount of talent, effort, and cooperation it takes to put on a show is truly astounding. And there is a place for everyone in the theatre. Equally important in this collaboration are the members of the audience. We could not do anything we do without someone to watch us. Many of us thrive off of it. And audiences feed us and the show in ways they can’t even imagine if they have not been onstage. The more they laugh, the funnier we become. The more they cry, the more tragic we are. The more they invest in a show, the more they, and we, get out of it. That is just the way it
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area to the existing building. The town will have to make some modifications to its existing building before construction, including the addition of handicapped accessible restrooms. With the additions to its fire department, Raines said that he hoped the town could lower its ISO rating to a 5, which would significantly lower homeowner’s insurance for residents. In other news, the town announced that it received a $4,700 payment from its insurance company to cover damages to its tornado sirens. The sirens have now been fixed, and the town will now focus on clearing brush from around the sirens.
INVITATION TO BID The Town of Selmer Street & Sanitation Department will accept bids on CW-Hot Mix Asphalt to be picked up at your plant by city trucks. All material must meet TN Dept. of Transportation specifications. The bidder must be able to load trucks within a reasonable time each workday starting July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Sealed bids must be priced per ton. Deadline for bids to be received is July 8, 2013. Bids will be opened at Selmer Street & Sanitation Dept. at 1403 Circle Hill Drive, Selmer, TN 38375 at 8:00 a.m. on July 9, 2013 for additional information contact Theadies Sebree at 1-731-645-7908 or 1-731-6457909. We reserve the right to accept or reject any and all bids. The Town of Selmer is an Equal Opportunity Employer
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
‘Spank it and put it to bed’
Bethel cancels downtown enhancement grant By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen voted to end the troubled Downtown Enhancement Grant at its June 10 meeting. Mayor Kay Cox said that the city owes $13,000 to TLM, the Jackson, Tenn., engineering firm. “We’ve paid TLM $49,000 already. I guarantee you I could have went out there and got a contractor and put some sidewalks and trees out there for $49,000 without ever having the rest of the government money,” said Alderman Gary Bizzell, Jr. Bizzell said that one bill said the city owed them $8,000 for construction administration. “What construction has been done?” Bizzell asked rhetorically. “I want an itemized bill for every paper clip these people charge us,” Bizzell said. The organization also charged the town $2,500 in the miscellaneous category. “Why have you got miscellaneous, when you haven’t done anything in the first
place?” Bizzell asked. “It don’t make sense to me that if you already took the city’s money and you’re going to spend $80,000 or $90,000 of the city’s money just to make some engineer rich. Why do you even need grants? You could take $20,000, half of what we’ve already spent and put all the sidewalks you wanted to,” Bizzell said. “The grant should have never been gotten in the first place. Anybody should have known that we couldn’t afford 20 percent of $300,000,” Cox said. “Why not take the money we got left and put it toward the streets?” Alderman Sherry Smith asked. “Why did we pay them $49,000 when nothing has been done?” Bizzell asked. “We’ve been beating this dead horse for six years now,” Vice-Mayor Shirley Williams said. “What services did we get for this money? I’ve talked to some other people, and they said they wouldn’t do business with TLM, period,” Bizzell said. Smith then moved to cancel the grant.
Bizzell said they needed to know what liability the town had for the $13,000 it had been billed for. “If we’re going to have to end up having to pay them another $40,000, I’d just as soon use the money for the streets,” Bizzell said. “I think these people owe us money. They haven’t done anything,” Bizzell said. “I’d like to talk to the lawyer and see how much of that money we can get back,” Bizzell said. City Recorder Erin Pickle said the city has 60 days to decide whether to do the downtown enhancement. “This is an evil baby that should have never happened...Spank it and put it to bed,” Alderman John Wood said. The town received the $323,000 grant during the Administration of Norma Smith from 2006 until 2010. Mayor Kay Cox and board members elected later have consistently been critical of the grant. It required 20 percent in matching funds by the city. The money was to be used for sidewalks, flowerpots, trees and a visitor’s center in the old bank building.
‘You are the author of confusion’ Bethel Recorder rebukes Alderman By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Bethel Springs City Recorder Erin Pickle hit back against Alderman Sherry Smith at the June 10 meeting when Smith criticized Pickle’s handling of a transfer of money from one fund to another. Pickle called Smith the “author of confusion” and accused her of playing to the audience. Since Smith’s election last November, she has often gone over Pickle’s work in detail and criticized it. The fracas started when Smith asked why a transfer of nearly $18,000 from one fund to another in 2011-2012 had not been paid back. “Because we didn’t have the money to pay it,” Pickle replied. “But it was in your budget,” Smith said. Pickle then repeated her answer that the fund did not have the money. Smith then brought up a transfer of $24,000 from the general fund to the utility fund. She said that Pickle had told the board in March that she had the state’s permission to move the money. Pickle replied that she said she did not call the state but she wrote them a letter. “It was a transfer of money from one fund to (another), to pay for the water meters,” Pickle said. “Why did you use money that we didn’t get permission to use from the state?” Smith asked. “Because it was a transfer. Remember what he explained to you the other night (the working meeting). You do not have to get permission for a transfer,” Pickle replied. She added that the permissions Smith was talking about were from five or six years ago from the sanitation to the general fund. “So you’ve got $43,000 in the hole. What happened to the money?” Smith asked. “What are you talking about?” Pickle asked. Pickle explained that every time a payment for garbage comes in, it has to be transferred from the water fund to the sanitation fund, but it was not done in 2006. “She had a chance to come to this board in April and May and tell us about these problems,” Smith said. Pickle said she did not know about this until the audit was finished. “You didn’t know what you were doing with the money?”
Smith asked. Mayor Kay Cox entered the fray at this point. “Every meeting, you’re on her, hard and heavy, trying to catch her stealing money...and I’m really getting sick of it,” Cox said. “I’m kind of getting sick myself because every time you turn around, you get this little letter saying, ‘The Mayor and Aldermen have made a decision to do this or that,’ and I did not have any input in it whatsoever. I am not going to sit here and agree on $43,000,” Smith replied. “It’s not $43,000. What are you talking about? There was $25,000 that was transferred from the general fund to the water fund to pay for the water meters until grant money came. When the grant money came, it was paid back to the general fund,” Pickle said. There was also a $17,000 loan from the sanitation fund to the water fund that was not paid back in 2006. “What they (the state) are saying is they need you to put together a schedule on paying that money back because it’s been out there on the books since 2006,” Pickle said. When Smith interrupted Pickle, she said, “Let me finish. You are the author of confusion. You confuse these people and insinuate. If you would use enough sense that you seem to think you have and use your empowerment for the betterment of this community, there would be better things happening in these meetings,” Pickle said. “Amen,” Smith said. Pickle added that there was a $3,000 transfer from the general fund to the sanitation fund that had been on the books since 2006 that would have to be repaid. The comptroller told Pickle to make a repayment schedule and bring it to the board. Pickle said that the auditor had explained that to Smith at the working session. “She has an audience,” Pickle said. “I’m not trying to confuse nobody. I think you’re trying to confuse me,” Smith told Pickle. “The $25,000 was paid back last fiscal year, and you know it,” Pickle shot back at Smith. Pickle said she told the auditor about the $25,000 transfer, and he said it was fine as long as it was paid back in 90 days. As the exchange grew more heated and Pickle and Smith were speaking at the same time, Police Chief T. E. “Pee Wee” Sowell clapped his hands and said, “Hey, calm down. There’s no need for hollerin’.”
No budget deal for Bethel: Last year’s budget recycled By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Though the budget deficit for the next fiscal year is projected to narrow, the Bethel Springs Mayor and Board of Aldermen are still struggling to bring their budget into balance. After discussing the budget at the regular June 10 meeting and special called/ working meetings on June 13 and June 18, the Bethel board failed to agree on a package to reduce next fiscal year’s projected deficit. Upon the advice of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service, the board repassed last year’s budget at the June 18 meeting and plans to amend it later to bring it into balance. The budget must be passed on two readings by June 30, when the current fiscal year ends. Under the budget proposed by auditor John Poole, for the enterprise fund (water and sewer), the deficit is expected to shrink about $7,000 to $94,000, according to a budget worksheet provided by City Recorder Erin Pickle. This would still be the second highest deficit in the last six years. Last year’s was the highest, in the 11 months so far. The city ran surpluses in the fund for the 2011-2012, 2009-2010 and 2008-2009 years, including a nearly $1 million surplus in 2008-2009. At $14,000, the projected deficit in the general fund is smaller than the $39,000 deficit last year. This fund has run deficits in every year in the last six, except for 2009-2010. The competing proposals that the board is considering is a property tax increase and spending cuts, including cuts in pay for city workers. At the city’s regular monthly meeting on June 10, Mayor Kay Cox proposed raising the property tax to $0.79 per $100 assessed value, from the current $0.71. This would cost the Mayor $8 per year personally, she said. This would raise $7,000 that the city could spend on streets. “Our streets are in the biggest mess they have ever been and if we don’t do something, we’re not going to ever get our streets fixed,” Cox said. Alderman Gary Bizzell, Jr. suggested that the beer tax be dedicated to paving streets. This is projected to be $14,000 for
the next fiscal year. “Water and roads—that’s the main complaint about everything,” Bizzell said. “I like the idea about the beer tax; I’m not too crazy about the property tax,” Alderman Sherry Smith said. “Let’s just raise it plumb out of sight,” said Ray Hickman sarcastically about the property tax from the audience. Vice-Mayor Shirley Williams said before voting for any proposals, an estimate for repaving Main Street should be obtained from the Street Department. Cox said it would cost $82,000. “We’ve got to pave these roads, and if we don’t have the funds coming in, we are never going to pave them,” Cox said. “That’s just chicken-change,” Smith said about the revenue from the property tax increase. Smith suggested instead that the city look at overtime paid to employees and cutting their hourly rate from $13 to $10. In addition, she suggested closing City Hall on Wednesday, reducing the office staff to a 32-hour workweek. “You wouldn’t want anybody to do you that way at your job,” Cox said. “That’s beside the point. We’re in a budget crisis. I’d rather do that than go up on property taxes,” Smith replied. “You need to help businesses, because you only have two,” said business owner Vernon Hickman. Hickman said he could not go up on his prices because of competition. “You can go up on your product, Vernon. We can’t go up on anything because y’all won’t let us,” Cox said. “We’re going to have to do some budget cuts—it may include salaries, it may include hours,” Williams said. Some things may need to be increased, Williams said. “Everybody’s going to have to tighten their belts a little bit,” Williams said. Cox suggested that the board pass last year’s budget before the June 30 deadline and then amend it. Smith proposed cuts in employees’ salaries and hours that she said would save $56,000. “I don’t think you should cut our pay, because we have to do all this nasty work. Would you like to go and pull one of those
pumps out of a septic tank for $7 an hour?” asked one city employee. “Yes, for $7.80 an hour,” Smith replied. “You might get a chance to,” the employee said. Smith said cuts should have been made earlier. “The thing that sunk the town was all the money we spent on that downtown enhancement grant for nothing and on the sewer, for nothing—the sorriest sewer in the world, and that’s where we went belly up, plus $17,000 to Rodney Steen for nothing,” Cox said. Cox was referring to three city employees that were fired by a previous board. They then sued and the town settled with them for $35,000. Bizzell proposed that the office staff, Erin Pickle and Deborah Sullivan, be cut to 32 hours, one would be in the office from Monday through Thursday and the other from Tuesday through Friday. This would save $11,000 a year. Bizzell said that if everyone did not do their homework, “We’re just burning another day. That’s everybody’s responsibility to look into these things.” Bethel Springs could save $26,000 a year by using its own water rather than buying it from Selmer, Bizzell said. Smith said that if employees’ pay was cut, it does not mean they could not get raises in future years. “What we are trying to do is cut back to get us out of the hole,” Smith said. “I think it would be awful hard to keep the people. I think we’d lose them all,” White said in response to a question from Cox on what he thought about the payroll cuts. “Why should a person want to work here for three years and still make minimum wage?” Cox asked. Smith said that Cox would probably not be in office after the next election. “The whole time I’ve been here, Sherry, I’ve never once insulted you,” Cox said. Smith denied that she insulted Cox. She said she was just repeating what she was hearing. “It don’t make no difference what they do. You won’t be here,” Smith said to Cox. “I will have to pay the taxes like everybody else,” Cox said.
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Wedding party: Community Center a filthy, fire hazard By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen reimbursed a young couple after the mother of the groom called the community center, where the wedding was held, “filthy” and a fire hazard at the June 10 meeting. Joinna Dubose, the mother of the groom, told the board that her son, Melvin, and his wife, Lauren, had paid $200 for the privilege of coming in and decorating the center the day before the May 25 wedding. They also paid $150 for renting the building on the day of the wedding. The fee for using the center is $25 per hour or $150 per day, with a $50 cleaning deposit. “I talked to two or three other people who got married at that community center that told me they did not pay that,” Dubose said about the $200. “The building was not clean when they came in,” Dubose added. Some of the lights also were not working, Dubose said. Wedding planner Ronald Reynolds told the couple if he had to pay to replace light bulbs, he would charge them. City employee Jack White came in and tried to fix the lights, but the problem was the light fixtures themselves, Dubose said. “Instead of them using lights on the day of my daughter-in-law’s wedding, they used candles,” Dubose said. “‘Who wants to come to a nasty building?” Dubose said Reynolds asked her. “The floors were filthy. The bathroom wasn’t even fit for a dog to use,” Dubose said. With her $1,000 wedding dress on, Lauren swept the floor of the center. Decorators had to come through the kitchen doors because the main doors were chained, Dubose said. “A lot of stuff was broken, because they had to come through the kitchen,” Dubose said. Dubose went home and got cleaning supplies and tried to clean the building. “I got ready to hang up her dress. The dress was awful,” Dubose said about the wedding dress. “Her people coming all the way from South Carolina—the building itself is beautiful... but the filth that was up there. That was disgusting. The floors had never been buffed,” Dubose said. Dubose said that cleaning carried over into the wedding day and the wedding party barely had time to get dressed. “‘I’m sorry. I didn’t know our building looked like that,” Dubose said she told Lauren, her father, Mark and Reynolds. “You should call the fire marshall, because those doors are not supposed to be chained...There is a fire hazard. How are you going to get out?” Dubose said Reynolds asked her. “‘They are going to let this ride, but they want you to know that they hope this never happens to anybody else,’” Dubose said Lauren’s family told her. “They could come in and they could sue us for this mess. Just because of her and my son, they choose not to,” Dubose said. “You can’t even see the train because it’s full of dirt,” Dubose said about the bridal gown. “If you want the building cleaned, ask me. I’ll do it during my free time and you don’t have to pay me nothing,” Dubose offered. “The garbage wasn’t even emptied,” Dubose added. “The whole problem is a lack of management,” said Vice-Mayor Shirley Williams. “To me, it’s just a building up there that’s sucking money out of the pot, and it has very little value to the majority of the citizens. It’s this board’s responsibility to get this together,” Williams added. Williams said she had spoken to someone from the Selmer Senior Citizens’ Center. “She’s willing to work with us if we’re willing to—” Williams said. “Behave,” quipped Alderman John Wood as the audience erupted in laughter. “That’s a good word,” Williams said. Williams said they are discussing having a Monday and Wednesday luncheon for seniors. She said they would seek to have meals donated and to have games and speakers. White said city employees clean the center before every function and every Friday. Gary Bizzell said that the black on the floor will not come off by just mopping it. “It’s got to be buffed,” Dubose said. One member of the audience said he would volunteer his time to show them how to strip and wax the floor. “I think we should have a continuous maintenance schedule—when the floor needs to be cleaned and buffed,” Williams said. “We don’t need to be giving back $50 to people that are not leaving it cleaned,” said Mayor Kay Cox. Alderman Sherry Smith said she takes pictures before and after events and gives them to City Clerk Deborah Sullivan, who gives back the deposit if the pictures show that the building is clean. In response to a question, Smith said this did not happen in this case. The board also voted to fix the lock on the door of the building.
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The Fourth Amendment By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution often comes up in criminal cases and has been implicated by the recent reports of the activities of the National Security Agency. It states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and persons or things to be seized.” Notice two things about the language. First, what it doesn’t say. Not all searches have to be conducted with a warrant, only that if a warrant is issued, it has to be based upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched and what is to be seized. Notice a second thing. Searches only have to be reasonable. However, only in narrow circumstances are searches without warrants considered reasonable. Some of these exceptions are exigent (emergency) circumstances, where something bad (such as a suspect destroying evidence) would happen in the time it would take to get a warrant. Sobriety checkpoints are another exception. People can also give consent to searches. Border searches can be conducted at random, without any suspicion of criminal activity. In general, the amendment only applies domestically. The amendment applies to state and local, as well as the federal government. However, it does not apply to private individuals and organizations. The amendment was originated in response to writs of assistance, or general search warrants, in English law. These warrants did not expire and allowed officials to search everywhere for everything. This was one of the grievances that led to the American Revolution. The amendment only applies where a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy. Anything that is in public view is fair game for law enforcement. The amendment also protects people against both unreasonable searches and seizures, meaning that a seizure does not have to occur. The U.S. Supreme Court has not ruled on post 9/11 airport screening procedures, but the Court of Appeals (the next highest federal court) for the Ninth Circuit, which covers the western part of the country, has upheld the searches, as a reasonable step to prevent such things as hijacking and terrorism. It is difficult to tell whether the NSA spying violates the Fourth Amendment because the secrecy of the program makes it difficult to know exactly what they are doing. The case for a Fourth Amendment violation would be weakest for non-American citizens outside the U.S. The strongest case for a Constitutional violation would be wholesale spying on American citizens in the U.S. without making a showing of probable cause against specific individuals. This begins to look like a writ of assistance, the very evil that the Fourth Amendment was created to prevent. The disclosure of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court order for the metadata, which includes the numbers, time, location and duration of calls by of Verizon customers, whether inside or outside the U.S., though the order does not compel the content of the communications, is very troubling, and at the very least, skirts the limits of constitutionality. The indiscriminate nature of this data collection makes it similar to a writ of assistance. I cannot imagine why the government would need to collect any data on anyone where there is no reason for suspicion that they are a threat to the national security.
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Give credit where credit is due I missed an opportunity to renew acquaintances with an old friend last week, simply because we didn’t recognize each other. R. Harold Cox and I would have enjoyed talking local history for a few minutes till our appointments. Ironically, I had just laid the 1900 census book down. This and other county census surveys were enumerated by Mr. Cox and made available to the public. His work in this field is unsurpassed. His work is a great contribution to local history records. It
has preserved and brought the lives of the people who lived in my parents and grandparents generation. Plainly put, his work is the best of my generation. To R. Harold Cox and all who are interested in local history, we owe him a debt of gratitude. I wish him well and wanted to give credit where credit is due! Bill Wagoner County Historian
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 • SPC David Poole, National Guard • CPL James Scott Powell • CPL John M. Powell • Ernest Purez, Air Force • E4 Sophia Reinke • SGT. Charlie Rickman, US Army • John Robinson US Navy • S/ST Ryan Robinson Air Force
• Angel Rodriguez, Petty Officer US Navy • SPC Blake Rudd • Specialist Robert Rzasa • Veronica Sebree Petty Officer 3rd Class • Alan Seigers, Army • SFC Patrick Michael Shaughnessy • SPC Hector Soto, Jr., Army • CPL Sam Speck, USMC • SGT Shaun Spicher, USMC • SPC Daniel Sullivan, Army • Jeremy Thompson • ET3 Jeremy Wilbanks, US Coast Guard • PVT Demaro Wiley, SC, Army National Guard • Joseph Lloyd Williams MM3 US Navy • Master Sergeant Stanley Wilson, USAF - Retired • SPC Jeffrey Witoszczak U.S. Army • Petty Officer James Matthew Wolford • A1C Logan D. Mosier, USAF EDITOR’S NOTE: If your loved one has had a change in active duty status, please contact us at (731) 645-5346.
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Earl Ray (Pop) Strawn
Racine Smelser Meek
Earl Ray (Pop) Strawn, Adamsville, Tenn., departed this life on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at the age of 84 years, 2 months, 23 days. He was born in Hardin County, Tennessee on March 24, 1929, the son of the late Earl Columbus and Jane Barlow Strawn. On June 27, 1953, he was united in marriage to Josephine Dyer, who preceded him in death on February 8, 1990. Mr. Strawn was Honorably Discharged from the US Army after 27 years of service. He went on to be a supervisor at Ripley Industries for 20 years. He loved to eat at the Sawmeal Restaurant in Adamsville and even had his own booth with a plaque. Mr. Strawn is survived by his son, Bob Strawn and wife Paula of Clarksville, Tennessee; daughter, Jane Strawn and partner Regina Robinson of Michie, Tennessee; grandchildren, Sara Jessica Strawn and Jamie Marie Strawn; brother, Jimmy Barlow Strawn of Atoka, Tennessee. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Topsy Murray. Services were held on June 19, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Chapel in Adamsville, Tennessee, with Harrell D. Conaway officiating. Burial followed in the Ledbetter Cemetery at Hardin County, Tennessee.
Racine Smelser Meek departed this life on June 18, 2013 in Savannah, Tenn., at the age of 86 years, 9 months, 19 days. She was born on August 30, 1926 in Franklin County, AL, the daughter of the late Montie Evett and Lillie Belle Grissom Smelser. She was united in marriage to Favil Meek on May 31, 1942. Mrs. Meek was a member of the Adamsville Church of Christ. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed sewing, quilting, and crocheting. She worked for Harwood Manufacturing Company in Adamsville and later in the Cafeteria of Adamsville Elementary School. She was a former Gray Lady for McNairy Regional Hospital in Selmer. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Favil Meek of Adamsville, Tenn.; two daughters, Ann Mitchell of Adamsville, Tenn., Jane Russell and husband Larry of Stantonville, Tenn.; two sons, Nathan Meek and wife Delores of Selmer, Tenn., Dickie Meek and wife Janice of Adamsville, Tenn.; eleven grandchildren, Nikke Shilling, Casey Meek, Anita Stevens, Dwain Meek, Drew Mitchell, Angelyn Zimmerman, Wendy Ashe, Chastity Clay, Joel Gray, Daniel Russell, David Russell; 16 great grandchildren; a brother, Alpha Harding Smelser of Adamsville, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Martha Tyler of Adamsville. A host of extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs Meek was preceded in death by a son, Allen Meek; four sisters, Lova Warhurst, Aberdeen Daniel, Christine Allen, Murzie Parrish; a brother, Chester Smelser. Services were held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Jeremy Weekley and Van Vansandt officiating. Burial followed in the Stantonville Cemetery at Stantonville, Tennessee. Pallbearers were grandsons. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer was in charge of arrangements. Guestbook may be signed at www.shackelfordfuneraldirectors.com
J.C. Barclay J. C. Barclay departed this life on June 19, 2013 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 74 years, 3 months, 26 days. He was born February 24, 1939 in Bethel Springs, Tenn., the son of the late Robert Wilson and Willie Parker Elliot Barclay. He was raised in Adamsville, Tenn., but lived most of his life in Ramer, Tenn. He was united in marriage to Carolyn I. Head on September 12, 1961. Mr. Barclay was a retired construction worker. He was a U. S. Army Vietnam War Veteran attaining the rank of E5 Motor Sergeant. Other than his duty in Vietnam, he was stationed in Germany, Ft. Polk, LA, Chicago, IL, and Pittsburgh, PA. He enjoyed fishing, motorcycles, and listening to blues music. He built windchimes, birdhouses, and furniture and liked working on small engines. He is survived by his wife of over 51 years, Carolyn I. (Head) Barclay of Ramer, Tenn.; a daughter, Angelia D. Linn of Ramer, Tenn.; two sons, Cary Jason Barclay and wife Aleatha of Ramer, Tenn., Jay C. Barclay of Ramer, Tenn.; a brother, James A. Barclay and wife Carol Ann of Hickory Withe, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Nickolas , Hunter , and Tyler. A host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Barclay was preceded in death by a brother, John L. Barclay, and another brother who died as in infant. A graveside service with military honors was held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Kirk Cemetery near Pocahontas, Tennessee with Gregg Worthey officiating. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer was in charge of arrangements. Guestbook may signed at www.shackelfordfuneraldirectors. com.
Ruthie Mae Harris Forsythe Bethel Springs, TN: Ruthie Mae Harris Forsythe, age 85 passed away Friday June 21, 2013 at the Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Forsythe was born and reared in the Refuge Community of McNairy County and had lived there all of her life. She was the daughter of the late William R. ‘Dick’ Harris and Bertie Owens Harris. She went to school in McNairy County and in 1947 married Howard Forsythe. She worked at Brown Shoe Company and also on the family dairy farm and later worked at Salant & Salant in Henderson, Chester Manufacturing, and Morrison’s Cafeteria at Freed-Hardeman. She had made her home at Henderson Health and Rehab Center the past ten years. She was a long time member of the Estes Church of Christ. She is survived by a son; Edgar Forsythe and wife Marjola of Venice, FL and Edgar’s three children; William Edgar Forsythe, II, Victoria Forsythe and Amy Richardson and Edgar’s granddaughter, Adeline; and son, Lonnie Forsythe of Englewood, FL and Lonnie’s two children, Amanda Forsythe and Alic Forsythe and Lonnie’s grandchildren, Ethan and Melia, and a daughter, Laura Ann Espinosa of Bethel Springs, Tenn. and Laura’s two children Tiffany and William. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Howard Forsythe and a brother, James Harris. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Roy Sharp officiating and burial in Refuge Cemetery in McNairy County. The family received friends at Casey Chapel from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday. Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel, Henderson, TN. 731-989-2421.
Gary White Gary White was born May 20, 1956 in McNairy County, Tenn., the son of the late Douglas and Myra Virginia Coley White. He was united in marriage to Terri Bryant on January 8, 2011. He was a member of the Abundant Life Full Gospel Church. Some of his favorite pastimes were singing, going to church, helping with benefits and fundraisers, ministering to the needs of the sick , and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Terri (Bryant) White of Beech Bluff, Tenn.; two daughters, Haley White and , Lindsey White both of Dyersburg, Tenn.; two step-sons, Jason Harper and wife Sondra of Beech Bluff, Tenn., Joshua Harper of Beech Bluff, Tenn.; three brothers, Marty White of Finger, Tenn., Rickey Lynn White of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Mickey White of Tiptonville, Tenn.; eight sisters, Jewell Richards of Memphis, Tenn., Carolyn Harris of Southaven, MS, Dorothy Weatherford of Selmer, Tenn., Billy Fay King of Selmer, Tenn., Mary Jo Gray of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Wanda Kilpatrick of Corinth, MS, Zetta Dickey of Henderson, Tenn., Geneva Howell of Union City, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Chasity Harper, Nathan Harper, Lacy Harper, Dalton Harper, Ethan Harper all of Beech Bluff, Tenn. In addition to his parents, Mr. White was preceded in death by four brothers, Eugene White, Ernest White, John William White, James Harold White; two sisters, Virginia Walton, Marilyn Presley. Services were held on June 24, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with George Scarboro, Roger Vandiver officiating. Burial followed in the Bethel Springs Presbyterian Cemetery at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.
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McIngvale Family From Glenda, wife of George McIngvale, I would like to thank everyone for their kindness that they showed for my George. I would like to give a thank you to the pallbearers Larry Dillon, Steven Taylor, Marlin Taylor, Ricky Baker, Adam Lambert and Jason Lambert.
Donald Eugene Samples Donald Eugene Samples, age 67, farmer and businessman, died on June 20, 2013 at his Holly Springs, MS home. He was born in McNairy County to the late William Thomas “Roy” and Vera Avis North Samples. His mother, Avis, was a loving and caring mother. She provided a strong Christian upbringing and never tired in being there for her precious children. She always told him how much she loved him, always ending each conversation with those sweet words. She provided him with a firm foundation for life. Don grew up in the Gravel Hill Community near Ramer, Tenn., where he was an avid baseball player and his overall batting record was undefeated until recent years. He began his career as a truck driver for American Freight and later held several business interests, including cattle farming in Holly Springs, a place that he truly loved waking up to each and every day. Don believed in “showing up” with your best foot forward and making the best of all situations. He truly enjoyed his immediate and extended families for cookouts, special occasions or holidays and always wanted them near for these celebrations. Don’s kind heart was reflected by his love of animals. He often picked up strays who ended living out their life on the farm. He enjoyed riding around the farm checking on his cows and horses, often stopping to pet them. Don was often a quiet man who spoke his mind but never boasted about his accomplishments. He was highly regarded as the best teacher and friend who helped many strangers or family members out in good and bad times. He loved to laugh and always found the “good” in all. He is survived by a daughter, Donna Samples Livingston of Holly Springs, MS; a son, Don Samples Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Nicole Livingston, Taylor Livingston, and Landon Samples; two sisters, Grace Crook of Memphis, Tenn., Betty Jo Moore of Hornlake, MS; two brothers, Tommy Samples and wife Linda of Memphis, Tenn., Randle Samples and wife Pat of Southaven, MS; a true friend and loyal employee, Jose Torres and family of Holly Springs, MS; host of nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Chapman Samples; infant daughter, Debbie Samples; three brothers, Hollis, Bobby, and Billy Samples; two brothers-in-law, Cecil Crook and Neal Moore. The love of Don’s life was Helen. He stated he could never find another woman like Helen. They laughed at each other and with each other. Helen had a way of accepting all she met, even though she might have a joke or laugh about them. Don’s smile was never ending when Helen was by his side. Services were held on June 23, 2013 at 12 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Dr. David Childers officiating. Burial followed in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Eastview, Tennessee.
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Sharon J. Jones
Colton Walker Mast
Sharon J. Jones was born January 8, 1952 in Childress, TX, the daughter of Kenneth and Frances Lipford Austin. Sharon was retired from American Red Cross after 25 years of service. She loved her children and grandchildren. Sharon departed this life on June 14, 2013 at the age of 61 years, 5 months, 6 days. She is survived by her parents, Kenneth and Frances Austin of Selmer, Tenn.; three sons, Michael Jones and wife Kathryn of Columbus, MS, Christopher Jones and wife Julie of Cheyenne, WY, Joshua Jones and wife Michelle of St. Louis, MO; 7 grandchildren; a brother, John Austin and wife Sherry of Bethel Springs, Tenn. She is preceded in death by a brother, Crag Austin; a grandson, Kenneth Edward Jones. A graveside service will be held on June 29, 2013 10 a.m. at the Beauty Hill Cemetery in Bethel Springs, Tennessee.
Colton Walker Mast was born January 27, 2012 in Bethel Springs, Tenn., the son of William Mast Jr. and Carolyn Weaver Mast. Colton departed this life on June 22, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 1 year, 4 months, 27 days. He is survived by his parents William Mast Jr. and Carolyn Weaver Mast of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; two sisters, Brooke and Brittney Mast; paternal grandparents, William Mast Sr. and Emma Mast of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; maternal grandparents, Abe and Erma Weaver of Louisburg, KY; and a host of aunts and uncles. He is preceded in death by a brother, Weston Avery Mast. Services were held on June 24, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Finger Christian Fellowship in Finger, Tennessee, with Bro Rick Babin officiating. Burial followed in the Finger Christian Fellowship Cemetery at Finger, Tennessee.
Kathy Lewis Kathy Lewis was born November 3, 1955 in Northumberland County, PA, the daughter of Sarah Marie Kirk Lambert and the late Robert Eugene Long. Kathy had worked as a hearing aid technician. She was a loving daughter; a caring mother and best friend to her daughter, Amanda; and a devoted MawMaw to her grandbabies, Alexis and Kylie. She enjoyed cheering for the Tennessee Lady Vols, playing on the computer, and watching TV. She had a quick whit and was always sharing a laugh with family and friends. She served her country honorably in the United States Air Force. She was a member of the Cypress Tank Church Of Christ in Selmer, Tennessee. Kathy departed this life on June 21, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 57 years, 7 months, 18 days. She is survived by a daughter, Amanda Miller and husband Derek of Selmer, Tenn.; mother, Marie Lambert and husband, Malcolm of Selmer, Tenn.; 2 grandchildren, Alexis and Kylie Miller both of Selmer, Tenn.; brother, Ron Long and wife Linda of Locust Gap, PA; two nephews, Ron Long, II of Allentown, PA and Jonathan Long of Boston, MA; three stepbrothers, Randy Lambert, Tony Lambert, Keith Lambert all of Selmer, Tenn.; stepsister, Liz Gray and husband Bill of Selmer, Tenn.; host of nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her father, Kathy was preceded in death by stepbrother, Tracy Lambert. Services were held on June 25, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Brian Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the Sulphur Springs Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.
community events • Jesus Cares needs help Jesus Cares is in need of some help with donations, like twin mattresses, washer/dryers, and refrigerators in working condition. If you have any of these items and would like to donate to Jesus Cares, please call Jim Gray at 610-3637, Jesus Cares in Selmer 6462600, Jesus Cares in Adamsville 632-3388. Thank you for your generosity. • Parents of Angels Meetings will be held the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. for Parents of Angels Support Group. Location is Shelter Insurance Office (The Wyatt House), 132 North Third Street, Selmer, Tenn. Offering support and friendship for parents who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or death of a child through 5 years of age. Contact D’Ray and Mandy Horton with questions or for additional information 731-610-7822 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org June 26 • Adamsville High School Adamsville High School will have New Stu-
dent Enrollment beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26. Enrollment will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All parent/guardians need to bring the following information with them: 1) Proof of custody (if applicable; 2) Two proofs of residence; 3) Social security number; 4) Records from previous school. June 28 • Democrat Party The McNairy County Democrat Party will meet Friday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at the headquarters in Selmer. Get updates on past fundraiser for the building fund. There will be a winner’s name drawn from the present ongoing fundraiser. The 1st and 4th district will be serving the meal. Everyone welcome. June 29 • Horse Show The McNairy County Equine Association Horse Show will be June 29 at 6 p.m. Negative Coggins required. No shows in July. Call 731-610-2088. • Hendrix Reunion The descendants of Richard Ivy Hendrix Sr.
June 26 - 28 • Faith For Families Believers’ Church is hosting our 10th annual Faith For Families conference with author and speaker Joe McGee Wednesday, June 26th through Friday, June 28th, 7 p.m. nightly. Joe’s insights into home life will open up scriptural secrets and commonsense applications that will powerfully change your family’s life and your life. The church is located at 1431 Peach Street, Selmer, TN. For more information call Pastor Bill Linam 645-8741. Don’t miss this unique opportunity for some valuable home improvement!
June 30 • Forty Forks 5th Sunday Cookout/Fellowship FFBC is pleased to announce their first 5th Sunday Singing/Activity of the year! Beginnning at 5 p.m. at Forty Forks Baptist Church (Forty Forks Community) 672 Ed Barham Road, Bethel Springs, Tenn. A great line-up of singers & musicians are ready to sing & praise Jesus! A couple of groups coming are: “Backporch Singers” & “Scotty Bagus & Boone Creek”. Congregational singing and music & songs for everyone. Call 731-610-1716 if need ride or more info! Pastor: Randy Smith. July 29 - August 1 • VBS for Solitude Free Will The VBS at Solitude Free Will Baptist Church scheduled for June 27-29 has been postponed until July 29-August 1 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Amber Vires at 610-3842.
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Gage - Bradley wed Whitney Gage and Garrett Bradley were married on June 1, 2013, at Pickwick Landing State Park. Whitney is the daughter of Michael Gage of Bethel Springs, Tennessee, and Angelia and Richard Ward of Mantachie, Mississippi. Grandparents are John Ross and Evelyn Gage and Faye and the late Lonnie Ferguson of Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Garrett is the son of Renee Turner. Grandparents are Syble and the late Roy Ballard of Yantis, Texas. We wish them a long and happy life together.
will be having their annual Hendrix Reunion the 29th of June at the Civic Center on N. 5th St. in Selmer. All family and friends are invited. Bring family history, pictures or anything you would like to share. Potluck meal will be served at noon, bring your favorite dish and enjoy the day. • Isbell Family Reunion The annual Isbell Family Reunion will be held June 29, 2013 at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Fellowship Hall starting at 10 a.m. All relatives of Thomas Dillard Isbell Jr. and his two wives, Frances Holyfield Isbell and Sarah Harley Isbell are invited. Friends and neighbors are welcome. Bring a dish to share at lunch which will be served at noon. We have the hall all day, so bring pictures, stories, grandchildren and any thing else that you want to share. For further information contact Patsye at 610-0792 or 645-7016.
July 1 • Democrat Women The Democrat Women of McNairy County will meet Monday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the headquarters in Selmer. A “fix your own hotdog” will be the meal. Join us for updates on the fundraiser and upcoming events. July 13 • Jesus Cares Customer Appreciation Day Jesus Cares of McNairy Co. Thrift Store presents Christmas in July. Beat the Christmas rush and shop with us at the Selmer Jesus Cares Thrift Store, 137 W. Court Ave. We also will be having our Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, July 13. Please join us for hot dogs, desserts, cotton candy and entertainment. We appreciate the love and support everyone has given the thrift store and the Jesus Cares Ministry. Your support has provided assistance to many people in McNairy County.
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court briefs Marlin B. Kingsley - 819 CR 1451, Saltillo, MS 38866Possession Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia- Attempt- Diversion Granted for 11/29. Fined $150+Cost. Supervised Probation. Christopher M. Arnold - 250 South Magnolia Street, Adamsville, TN 38310- Reckless Driver- Fined $350+Cost. Sentenced to 2 Days Drug and Alcohol Evaluation. Supervised Probation. Kenny Barry - 408 Florence Ave Apt. 38, Selmer, TN 38375- Driving While License Revoked- Fined $50+Cost. License Suspended. Johnathan M. Beckham - 11575 Hwy 69, Savannah, TN 38372- Driving While License Suspended- Fined $50+Cost. Supervised Probation. Criminal Impersonation- Dismissed on plea to other charge. Phillip W. Lewis - 1149 Nelson Store Road, Selmer, TN 38375- DUI: First Offense- Fined $350+Cost. Sentenced to 48 hours. Supervised Probation. Possession of unlawful Drug Paraphernalia- AttemptDismissed on plea to other charge.
sheriff’s log 6/13/2013 Escort Assist Difficulty Breathing 911 Hang Up Welfare Check Escort Assist Physicians Drive- Chest Pains Wreck No Injuries Seizure Hwy 22 South- Wreck Injuries East Court Ave- Chest Pains Houston Ave- General Sickness 911 Hang Up Wreck No Injuries Hwy 22 South- Suspicious Vehicle Suspicious Vehicle Payne Road- Speak with an Officer Red Oak Cove- Roadway Disturbance Main Street- Welfare Check South Maple Street- Unwanted Person Main Street- Missing Person Doctor Transfer Jones Street- Alarm Speak with an Officer Doctor Transfer Gas Drive Off Harassment Pines Street- Doctor Transfer Welfare Check Sulphur Springs Road- Speak with an Officer East Poplar Ave- Doctor Transfer New Bethel Road- Suspicious Vehicle Pleasant Site Road- Speak with an Officer East Poplar Ave- Alarm Flossie Lane- Alarm North 8th Street- Wreck No Injuries Flossie Lane- Alarm Mulberry Ave- Unwanted Person Speak with an Officer West Pine Street- Suspicious Person West Pine street- Speak with an Officer Mulberry Ave- Vehicle Fire East Main Street- Wreck No Injuries Alarm Purdy Road- Seizure Talbot Street- Suspicious Person Court Ave- Reckless Driver 6/14/2013 Escort Assist Peach Street- Alarm Hwy 224- Brush Fire Shoplifter East Poplar Ave- Difficulty Breathing Country Club Lane- Alarm Hwy 57- Speak with an Officer Crabtree Road- Speak with an Officer Vehicle Fire Speak with an Officer Unknown Problem
Industrial Park Drive- Attempt to serve Wreck No Injuries Guys Chewalla Road- Alarm Poplar Ave- Doctor Transfer Doctor Transfer Runaway Welfare Check Rose Creek Road- Suspicious Vehicle Airport Road- Business 911 Hang Up Speak with an Officer Cypress Ave- Theft Report Duren Drive- Difficulty Breathing Poplar Ave- Business Speak with an Officer Old Shiloh Road- Attempt to serve Good Hope Church- Attempt to serve Attempt to serve Parkway Street- Prowler Florence Ave- Suspicious Vehicle Brooks Road- Unknown Problem Attempt to serve Lambert Street- Attempt to serve Airport Road- Attempt to serve 6/15/2013 Business-area 5th Street- Suspicious Person Escort Assist Charlie Pounds Road- Speak with an Officer Selmer Park Drive- Alarm Magnolia Street- Unknown Problem Pine Ext.- Unknown Problem Mt. Vernon Road- Alarm Park Ave- Unconscious Speak with an Officer Glover Drive- Fire Alarm Hwy 224- Suspicious Person Poplar Ave- Doctor Transfer Poplar Ave- Alarm Hwy 64- Reckless Driver Old Stage Road- Trespassing Wreck No Injuries Speak with an Officer Florence Ave- Alarm Poplar Ave- Alt. Mental Status Old 45- Attempt to serve Hardwood Street- Reckless Driver East Poplar Ave-Chest Pains Reckless Driver 911 Hang Up Mulberry Ave- Shoplifter Mulberry Ave- Public Assist 911 Hang Up Ferguson Lane- 911 Hang Up Ferguson Lane- Brush Fire Massey Circle- Speak with an Officer 911 Hang Up 911 Hang Up Leapwood Enville RoadSuspicious Vehicle Speak with an Officer Charlie Pounds Road- Welfare Check Elvin Weeks Road- Vandal-
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Sean P. Davis - 321 Mitchell Drive, Selmer, TN 38375DUI: First Offense- Fined $350+Cost. Supervised Probation. Drug and Alcohol Evaluation. Sentenced to 10days. Driving While License Revoked - Dismissed on plea to other charge. James T. Duncan - 3357 Chewalla Road, Ramer, TN 38367- Driving While License Suspended- Supervised Probation. License Suspended for 6 months. Krystal F. Bailey - 118 North Tina Drive, Selmer, TN 38375- Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia- Attempt- Fined $150+Cost. Supervised Probation. Sentenced 14 days. Alcohol and Drug Evaluation. Christopher Todd Ray - 1924 Robinson Shed Road, Bethel Springs, TN 38315- Alcohol Under 21 PossessionFined $50+Cost. Supervised Probation. Drug and Alcohol Evaluation. Angela K. Lipford - 867 Country Club Lane, Selmer, TN- Reckless Driving- Fined $50+Cost. Implied Consent- Misdemeanor- Dismissed on plea to other charge. Simple Possession/Casual Exchange- Dismissed on plea to other charge. Diana S. Collins - 2492 Falcon New Bethel Road, Selmer, TN 38375 - Driving While License Suspended-Fined
$50+Cost. Supervised Probation. License Suspended for 6 months. Reggie N. Moffett - 1960 Nelson Store Road, Bethel Springs, TN 38315- Driving While License Revoked Due To conviction of DUI- Fined $150+Cost. Supervised Probation. Sentenced to 48 hrs. Drug and Alcohol Evaluation. Patricia D. Anthony - 868 Willow Street, Selmer, TN 38375- Theft of Property- $1,000-$10,000- SolFined $750+Cost. Sentenced to 48hrs. Supervised Probation. Simple Possession/Casual Exchange- $750+Cost. Sentenced to 48 hrs. Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia Uses & Activities- Dismissed on plea to other charge. Justin D. Smith - 236 Oak Street, Selmer, TN 38375Vandalism (Up To $500)- Supervised Probation. Todd D. Heaver - 2442 Bethel Purdy Road, Bethel Springs, TN 38315- Driving While License SuspendedFined $50+Cost. License Suspended for 6months. Supervised Probation. Jessie Moon - 330 Cat Hollow Lane, Olive Hill, TN 38475- Simple Possession/Casual Exchange- Fined $250+Cost. Supervised Probation.
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6/16/2013 Escort Assist Rushing Road- Suspicious Vehicle Stroke Godfrey Circle- General Sickness Woodville Road- Alarm Dee Moore Road- Alarm Speak with an Officer East Poplar Ave- Doctor Transfer Old Shiloh Road- Heart Attack Trespassing Otis Paine Road- Chest Pains Peach Street- Unknown Problem Hillhurst Drive- Difficulty Breathing Speak with an Officer Escort Assist 911 Hang Up Hwy 64- Burns Speak with an Officer Sticine Road- Theft Report North Magnolia Street- Fall Doctor Transfer East Poplar Ave- Doctor Transfer Speak with an Officer Suspicious Vehicle East Court Ave- Alarm Post Office Road- Speak with an Officer Purdy Beauty Hill Road- Suspicious Person Doctor Transfer Escort Assist 6/17/2013 Escort Assist Wreck Injuries Suspicious Person West Cherry Ave- Theft Report Industrial Park Drive- Attempt to serve 6/18/2013 Speak with an Officer Speak with an Officer Hwy 22 South- Alarm Bethel Purdy Road- Speak with an Officer Speak with an Officer East Poplar Ave- Doctor Transport Ramer Selmer Road- Gunshots Hwy 45- Burglary Jones Lane- Theft Report New Hope- Traffic Stop
Gunshots Hamburg Road- Stabbing Hwy 57 East- Traffic Stop 6/19/2013 McCormick Road- 911 Hang Up Hwy 45 – Theft Report Lambert Street- Animal Control Buena Vista Road- Wreck Injuries Hwy 22- Traffic Stop Speak with an Officer Peach Street- Traffic Stop Felps Lane- Traffic Stop Traffic Stop Turner Street- Harassment 57 West- Traffic Stop Hwy 22- Traffic Stop Guys Chewalla Road- Traffic Stop Pleasant Site Road- Animal Control Attempt to serve Old Stantonville Road- Attempt to serve Dickey Road- Unruly Juvenile Higginbottom Road- Attempt to serve Ester Lane- Alarm Roberts Lane- Attempt to serve Spruce Street- Traffic Stop Sparks Lane- Attempt to serve Hwy 64- Traffic Stop Speak with an Officer Attempt to serve 6/20/2013 Hwy 22 South- Alarm Beauty Hill Road- Attempt to serve Mockingbird Road- Animal Control Hwy 199- Traffic Stop Industrial Park Drive- Theft Report Traffic Stop Industrial Park Drive- Speak with an Officer Michie Pebble Hill- Theft Report Hwy 57- Traffic Stop 117- Traffic Stop 22 North- Traffic Stop Robinson Shed Road- Speak with an Officer 45 North- Traffic Stop Houston Cemetery- Traffic Stop Dunaway Road- Speak with an Officer Speak with an Officer Gay Thompson Road- Traffic Stop Guys Chewalla Road- Traffic Stop Guys Chewalla Road- Traffic Stop 22 North Enterprise- Traffic Stop Baker Road- Traffic Stop Atkins Lane- Disorderly Conduct Traffic Stop Assault Amber Lane- Traffic Stop Hwy 22 North- Suspicious Person
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Sheriff Guy Buck greets one of his youngest fans last Saturday at the Michie Summer Bash.
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Enjoying the Summer Bash, a youngster tries to toss a ring on a bottle at one of the many games available during the event. For just $5, children were given a wristband and treated to all of the games during the bash.
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The town of Michie held its first Summer Bash last Saturday at the Michie City Park. “We just want to build the Michie community and get some fun things going on,” said Janice Durbin, one of the organizers for the event. “This is the first time we’ve had this event, but if it goes well, we hope to do it again.” The fun began at 1 p.m. and featured food, live music, a bounce house, games, balloon animals, face painting, a train ride and craft vendors.
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Adult Education Office closes Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten
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Ted Moore, Executive Director, McNairy Regional Alliance, Selmer Mayor David Robinson, Helping Hands owner Walter Arnold and County Mayor Ronnie Brooks pose for a picture at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Selmer last Tuesday. The store sells clothing, small appliances and household items. It is a nonprofit that supports the Carl Perkins Center. It has been open since January and is located at 119 W. Court Ave. It is open from Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
McNairy County Adult Education staff members Rena Crabb, Gail Castle, Patsy Pearson, Cathy Taylor, Tammy Moore and Helen Flatt take time to reflect on their accomplishments as they move into their last week at the adult ed office. The McNairy County Literacy Council held a reception to show their gratitude for the adult education staff members who have dedicated themselves in recent years to helping those without high school diplomas achieve their educational goals by obtaining a GED. The McNairy County Adult Education program will close its doors forever this Friday due to a state mandated restructuring program. A new program encompassing Wayne, Hardin and McNairy counties is slated to take its place; however, the program does not yet have a McNairy County location to serve its students. Crabb will now teach at the McNairy County Individual Graduation Program, Castle plans to retire once the Adult Ed Center closes, Pearson will stay on to supervise the MIG program and the Pilot Pre-K program, Taylor will now serve as the Pre-K coordinator, Moore will now work at the school district’s bus garage as their secretary, and Flatt also plans to retire from education.
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Pick Tennessee Products Farmer’s Market Tour stops in Selmer Last Friday, the Pick Tennessee Products Farmer’s Market Tour stopped by the Selmer Farmer’s Market. The Pick Tennessee Products state campaign sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture helps people find local food and other farm direct products. The Selmer event was one of several events at farmer’s markets in rural communities across Tennessee this summer. Visitors were treated to free hot dogs, recipe cards and could enter for a chance to win a basket of artisan and other popular foods from Tennessee. Several local dignitaries were in attendance at the event including Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Jai Templeton, State Sen. Delores Gresham, County Mayor Ronnie Brooks and Selmer Mayor David Robinson. For more information on the Pick Tennessee Products tour visit www.PickTnProducts.org.
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with all of their responsibilities. Sara is married to Rodney and they have one son, Hunter. They live in Adamsville. Sara is not only a care giver in our home but her mother and father in-law live with her in her home in Adamsville. One of her favorite folks in our home is Mr. James Kirby. He always comes to visit us with a smile so who could not like Mr. Jimmie. Sara likes to farm, raises flowers and her dogs are well cared for. I laughed the other day as she talked about the care she and Rodney provide for their dogs whose names are Bo, Luck and Junior. I told Sara her dogs were cared for better than some people's kids. We all get very attached to the folks who live in our home, but some are just special to you like Mr. Kirby is to Sara. Me, I love them all, because they give to me as much as I give to them. I hope you have a great summer enjoy the water; fresh vegetables are whatevMr. Jimmie and Sara Hill, RN er you like about this hot weather. As for me, well HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH if any of you have tomatoes you don’t need I am available. Until next time.
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STANTON LITTLEJOHN B
orn and raised in Eastview, Tenn., Stanton Littlejohn probably didn’t show much early promise as a music industry professional or future Hall of Famer. It is true that he came from a musical family. Sister Eunice Littlejohn Smith was a talented pianist and accordion player. Cousin Arlis Littlejohn was known as one of the area’s best banjo players in the claw hammer style. Uncle Lee Littlejohn—actually another cousin—was born before the Civil War and preserved in his memory a few antebellum fiddle tunes which certainly would have influenced the young Stanton’s musical tastes. When it came to the fiddle, Stanton was no slouch, himself. He mastered the instrument early, and a family group, the Littlejohn String Band, was known to play a few events around south McNairy County in the 1930s and 40s. The truth is, Mr. Littlejohn could play just about anything with a string on it, and his door was always open to likeminded indi- good music, mostly.” viduals. Making music with And it was good—very others was both pastime and pas- good. Some of the area’s finest musion for the Littlejohn family. Their sicians and vocalists are captured on home was the site of countless musical the Littlejohn sessions. Influential fiddlers jams and informal picking sessions over such as Waldo Davis, Elvis Black, Ernest the years. The musical gene was fortunately Whitten, Con Crotts, Arnold English and many passed along to Stanton and Minnie Bell Little- others are all there. Other names familiar to lojohn’s only daughter, Marjorie, who is herself a cal music enthusiasts are instantly recognizable: talented multi-instrumentalist and a lover of tradi- George E. Knight, Rob Richard, Tom McCormick, tional music styles. Paul Taylor, Charlie Cox, Peck and Troy Boggs, Virgil This abiding interest and lifelong involvement Murray and the boys, Milton Banks, Ray Presley, Everin local music might be enough to honor Stanton ett Walker, Clyde Sargent and Ocie Humphries, among Littlejohn with this induction, but it is only the foun- others. Gospel groups like, The Doc Whittaker Quarter, dation for Littlejohn’s most significant contribution to The Hometown Quartet, The Harmony Four and The McNairy County’s musical heritage. Sometime around Eastview Quartet are also represented. Of course, Stan1947, Littlejohn acquired a device which allowed him ton, Minnie Bell, Marjorie, Eunice, Arlis and Uncle Lee to make single source recordings from his Eastview Littlejohn also make frequent appearances. home. Because he was something of a technophile and It was long rumored that even the legendary Carl Pertinkerer by nature, the acetate disc recorder piqued his kins recorded with Mr. Littlejohn. It is now confirmed interest on two levels. First, it was a new gadget which that the first group of recordings transferred to digiappealed to his sense of curiosity and gave him some- tal media contain three tracks dating back as early as thing to play with, as boys will do. Second, and more 1951 which have been authenticated as the young Carl importantly, it allowed him to record the music he so Perkins. A fourth song—an instrumental—very likely loved. And record it he did. has Perkins sitting in on guitar. He would have been He certainly had a rich resource from which to just 19 years old at the time. This would have been draw. Beginning with the family and close friends three full years before he recorded at Sun Studios in from the area, Littlejohn recorded everything from Memphis. Almost certainly, Stanton Littlejohn was vocal performances to instrumentalists, to neigh- the first to capture the future King of Rockabilly on borhood kids doing recitations and telling what record just as he was finding his own authentic muthey wanted for Christmas. Word soon got out, and sical voice. Indeed, two of Littlejohn’s tracks could the floodgates opened. The recording easily be mistaken for something Perkins technology he provided recorded at the height of his musical powwas uncommon in rural ers. They lend indisputable credibility to communities and cer- Perkins’ claim that his sound was develtainly new to this area. oped on the music circuit of southwest It didn’t take long for Tennessee long before he ever went to strings bands, gospel Sun Records in search of a contract. groups, individual muFrom the standpoint of documentsicians and vocalists to ing local culture, these recordings are find their way to Stan- precious beyond description. The ton Littlejohn’s door. In presence of an international figure fact, they virtually beat a such as Carl Perkins lends them yet path to Eastview, Tenn. another dimension of cultural signififor many years just to cance. They are a gift to our generation, see what they sounded given to us by Stanton Littlejohn, his like on a real record. family, and the talented men and women Always a gracious participating in those impromptu recordhost, Mrs. Minne Bell ing sessions. To date, almost two hundred would have something tracks of music have been recovered with cold to drink and per- more on the way—a gift that keeps on giving. Our family is very grateful haps a few sweets for the artists while Stanton Contained herein are the voices and songs of a that the McNairy County Mumade sure everyone was comfortable and ready bygone but—thanks to Littlejohn—not forgotten, to play. Some of the recording sessions were intentional, era. This little archive has become the envy of other commusic Hall of Fame chose my dad and sometimes he just flipped the microphone on when a nities who value their local culture. Many of them would good jam was already underway. There are even a few in- give anything to have such a rare opportunity to preserve as one of its first inductees. We terviews conducted by Littlejohn with the recordings artists, their musical heritage. We can only humbly say thank you are also thankful that he loved which are a dream come true for those who have worked to Mr. Littlejohn. on documenting these recordings. His engineering skills also Just how important are these recordings? They are the old time music enough to improved the more he fiddled with the recorder, and it is a important enough that the Arts in McNairy has spent alpreserve it. testament to his ear and his ingenuity that he got such a decent most four years compiling, preserving and researching the sound out of such crude recording technology. He didn’t have remaining materials. They are important enough to have at— Marjorie Littlejohn Richard much to work with, but boy did he make the most of it. tracted the attention of the Tennessee Arts Commission who Littlejohn reportedly charged nothing for his services, but he was willing to invest heavily in their preservation. They are imhad one rule: you had to make at least two recordings. The artists portant enough that an overworked and backlogged Center for were free to keep the recording of their choice, but Mr. Littlejohn Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University was willing to kept the second disc for his own archive. We are exceedingly fortu- lend technical assistance just to be involved in the project. They are nate that the bulk of that collection remained in the capable hands, important enough that the Library of Congress jumped on the opfirst of Minnie Bell Littlejohn, and after her passing, Marjorie and portunity to add the entire archive to their collection on the strength Don Rayburn Richard, who have preserved them to the best of their of just a few samples. abilities. Similarly, several of the artists and their families held on to And so, I am proud to report that later this year copies of the entire their Littlejohn recordings over the years, providing yet another re- Stanton Littlejohn collection will become part of the Folklife Collection source for recovering this material. Men like David Killingsworth and at the Library of Congress, where they will be preserved in perpetuity Billy Wagoner were among the first, outside of the Littlejohn Richard for future generations of Americans to study and enjoy. They are just family, to recognize the significance of Stanton Littlejohn’s work, ulti- that important. mately leading to the preservation of this incredible material. Earlier it was speculated what Mr. Littlejohn might say if you asked Littlejohn continued recording on the acetate discs through the him what kind of music he was recording. In fact, we know what he mid to late 1950s until magnetic tape became more convenient and thought about a few of the tracks, because he sometimes made editoaffordable. He made reel to reel and later cassette recordings for rial notes on the labels. Usually they had the simple notation, “good” many more years, but it is the older acetates that provide a snap- or “no good” as the case might be. “He had a great ear, and I suspect shot of a unique moment in time when music of the postwar era he knew he was engaged in something important,” said Shawn was beginning to experience the effects of a seismic cultural Pitts, AiM Heritage and Cultural Arts Committee chair and Hall shift. Consider this: The terms Bluegrass and Rockabilly didn’t of Fame Organizer, “but I also believe he was too humble to ever exist when Stanton Littlejohn first started recording. Coun- dream just how important his work really was. I often wonder try was still called Hillbilly Music by most people, and no- what he would think if he knew we were here tonight still body had yet heard of Rock and Roll. Yet the roots of all talking about something he started in 1947 and preparing these later forms of music are clearly in evidence on to place it all in the Library of Congress. I like to think Page sponsored by: the recordings Littlejohn made. If you had asked he would be thrilled, proud, maybe a little anxhim, “Stanton, what kind of music are you ious or even a bit shocked. One thing I know recording down there at Eastview?” his for sure, we owe Stanton Littlejohn a reply might have been some- debt of gratitude that can nevthing like, “Well… er be fully repaid.”
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Volume 111, Number 06, Wednesday, June 26, 2013
McNairy County strong on the diamond By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
Logan Roberts shoots a line drive into the outfield against Covington last weekend.
Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo
The McNairy County 14-year-olds took on some tough competition last weekend when they participated in a 15-and-under tournament in Jackson, Tenn. The team, sponsored by Danny Roberts’ York Heating and Air, had a strong showing in their first match-up, defeating Colbert Heights 13-0. During the opening round game, the boys got a strong effort on the mound from Sidney Rickman. Rickman not only held the opposition off the board for the entire game, but also did not give up a hit until the final inning. In their next contest, against Covington, the team in blue took off. Led by Dylan Crabb, who was an amazing 11 for 15 in the tournament, McNairy took off and exploded for 24 runs in the game. This match-up against Covington also showed the sportsmanship side of the game for McNairy. Late in the game, one of the young men from Covington, who was a special needs player, came to the plate. Knowing what the game means for the child, the McNairy coaching staff had a plan. After a four pitch walk and a few “stolen bases” the young man made it all the way around to score the team’s only run, and the smile on his face told everyone just how proud and excited he was. Later in the tournament, McNairy began to get into some of the tougher competition and ran into a strong Madison team. Although the boys played well, they were unable
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Adamsville Shining Star takes two state titles By Jeff York Contributor
There are not many people who can say they have won two individual state championships before they are old enough to have a driver’s license. Hannah Roberts can say that because she has been a two-time Mississippi champion in gymnastics. The diminutive Roberts has been a standout gymnast since she began the sport six years ago. She has been a member of Shining Star Gymnastics for the last five years and has flourished under the direction of Tonya Duffey and the late Teri Jenkins. “Hannah is very talented, hardworking and a leader in every sense of the word,” said Duffey. “She is a special young lady with a limitless future. I am very proud she continues to choose me to be her coach and ‘Momma T.” A rising sophomore at Adamsville High School, Roberts was a state champion this year in beam, floor exercise and all-around gymnast. She had previously been a state champion three years ago in two events. Hannah has twice been a member of the Mississippi Region Gymnastics Team in her young career. Roberts got her start in gymnastics after going to watch a friend, Katie Beth Tennyson, in a practice in Corinth. She then
decided that she wanted to be a participant in the sport. “I have fun with gymnastics, and it keeps me busy,” said Roberts. “I enjoyed tumbling when I was younger, and that made it easier to pick up gymnastics.” Shawn Johnson, a gold medalist in the 2008 Olympics, was a gymnast that caught Roberts’ attention at the start of her career. The comparable small size of the gymnasts helped Roberts see what she could accomplish in the sport with hard work. Hannah’s mother Tabitha Roberts is very proud of her child and how well she has done in gymnastics in just a few years. “She works very hard, because gymnastics can consume you,” said Tabitha. “Hannah competes at the platinum level and has to stay in the gym to win at the highest level in her age group.” The mother-and-daughter agree their instructor Duffey is like a member of their family and how much they loved the late Jenkins. “Tonya is a great person and a great coach,” said Tabitha. “She is good at instructing and motivating the girls. We spend so much time together that we do feel like family.” “She is really a good coach,” commented Hannah. “She keeps
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Lady Bobcat basketball camp a success
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Campers hustle down the court last week as they participate in Coach Lott’s annual summer camp. By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
Coach Jerry Lott and the Lady Bobcats hosted their annual summer camp last week, and it was again a success. Coach Lott has been a figure head in girls basketball in McNairy County for as long as most of us can remember, and he uses that experience and knowledge to help teach the young players in the county. During the camp the girls get a strong grasp on the game both mentally and physically. Coach Lott makes sure that every camper gets the attention she deserves and the help she needs. The girls have fun, and it gives them a chance to play with teammates that were previously opponents. Learning the fundamentals and the basics of the game helps the young players to get ready for their transition into the high school game and gives the girls lots of confidence moving forward in basketball and in life. See camp group photos on page 4B.
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Selmer Boy Scouts attend Camp Mack Morris
Patriot Park to be dedicated to Bill Webb By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
This week the Selmer Park and Recreations department will honor Bill Webb by dedicating Patriot Park in his honor. Webb was a long time baseball coach at McNairy Central and has been a sports figure in the county for a number of years. Webb coached players like Tom Evans, Jimmy Harbin, Ray Broadway, and Steven Wright. Webb taught at McNairy Central. he was also a county historian and later a city appointed judge. It seems only fitting that the park should be named after such a great influence in the county. The dedication will take place on Thursday, June 27 at Patriot Park. Come out and support the community and a local legend.
Selmer Boy Scout Troop 32 attended Camp Mack Morris on Kentucky Lake near Camden, TN the week of June 9th-15th. Scouts Skylar Ellis, Joseph Fox, Austin Fraser, Derrick Henry, Dylan Kidd, Johnathan Martin, Shaun Maxedon, Dylan McLain, Ian Mehr, Logan Moore, Chance Murphy, Eric Nathans, Justin Plunk, and Riley Seaton were led by Assistant Scoutmasters Ryan Frazer, Andre McLain, and Scoutmaster Robert Shackelford in a week of fun and adventure. Selmer Pack 32 Cubmaster Jonathan Mehr and David Plunk also helped transport the Troop to and from Camp and provided oversight. The Troop was joined for the week by provisional campers J. D. Jaggers, Vincent Stanfill, and adult Tracy Stanfill from a Jackson, TN Troop. The Scouts participated in a variety of activities, including the Baden-Powell First Year Camper Adventure Program, Project C.O.P.E. (levels 1 and 2), Forestry, Space Exploration, Orienteering, Personal Fitness, Rapelling, Tubing, Sailing, Communications/Public Speaking, Environmental Science, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Swimming, Chess, Pottery/Sculpture, Art, Fire Safety, Camping/Cooking, Rifle and Shotgun Shooting, Archery, Mammal Study, Woodcarving, Metalwork, Painting, Canoeing/ Kayaking, Woodwork, Leatherwork, Robotics, Pioneering, First Aid/Medicine, Motorboating, the Mile Swim, and the Death March. The Troop earned the following distinctions while in Camp: Honor Troop, Troop Rifle Shooting Champions, and Scoutmaster/Senior Patrol Leader Shotgun Shooting Champions (Ryan Fraser and Joseph Fox). The Troop meets at First United Methodist Church in Selmer, which serves as the Chartered Organization. Alan Youngerman is the Troop Committee Chair and also serves as the Shiloh District Executive. For more information about the Troop, contact Scoutmaster Robert Shackelford at (731) 645-0363.
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American League East W/L GB Boston 45-33 New York 41-34 2.5 Baltimore 42-35 2.5 Tampa Bay 40-37 4.5 Toronto 38-37 5.5 Central W/L GB Detroit 42-32 Cleveland 39-36 3.5 Kansas City 35-38 6.5 Minnesota 34-38 7 Chicago 31-42 10.5 West W/L GB Texas 44-32 Oakland 44-34 1 Seattle 34-43 10.5 LA Angles 33-43 11 Houston 29-48 15.5
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Summer is here, and that means it is time to get out and get on the water. Being this close to the Tennessee River, most people around here like to get out and take joy rides in their boats and enjoy the nice weather. When you are in your boat, however, it is extremely important to be safe. Some of the safety aspects are easy, like having a life jacket or a fire extinguisher, but some are less known. Boating is fun, sun on your face and the sounds of the water, but it can get you into trouble quickly unless you are prepared. For instance, take life jackets. Life jackets, by law, are required to be in the boat. You must have at least one for every person in the boat. Children under the age of 13 must be wearing their life jackets at all times when on the water, however, after the age of 13 they have the option of not wearing it. Something people need to remember is that a young child like that is not developed like we might think. Even though he or she may be an excellent swimmer, the rivers and lakes are full of currents that people can not see and they can be dangerous to even the most veteran swimmers. Safety is important, and I think that a life jacket is one of the most important tools on the water that can save your life. Another important item that most people do not even think of is a whistle. This is a very inexpensive piece of equipment but can be the one to save your life or the life of your child. A whistle can come in handy on the water in many different ways, but mainly it is going to help the person be able to signal that he or she is in danger. Whistles put out a very large amount of sound from a very small object and when it gets noisy on the river, it can be hard to hear. If a person is skiing, or riding a tube or knee board, there is a chance that he or she may get thrown off. What if there is another boater coming through that does not see the person in the water? That is when the whistle can save your life. Being much louder than a person’s voice, the driver of the other boat may be able to hear the whistle over the sound of his own engine and may be able to stop or get out of the way in time. Although both the life jacket and the whistle are small and seemingly optional items, they can be the ones to save your life and enable you to keep on having fun and enjoying the summer sun.
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Jimmie Johnson 573 --Carl Edwards 548 -25 Clint Bowyer 528 -45 Kevin Harvick 510 -63 Matt Kenseth 481 -92 Greg Biffle 479 -94 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 479 -94 Kyle Busch 461 -112 Brad Keselowski 454 -119
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Soccer Camp There will be a summer soccer camp which will run from July 15 through July 19. Early registration, which ends on July 5, will be $75 and late registration will be $90. Please contact Dakota Chandler at (731) 453-5862 for more information. Softball Camp The Third Annual Bubba Martin Free Softball Camp will be held at the Adamsville City Park on July 1 and 2. The camp will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on each night and will be open to ages 5-14. Every girl at camp gets a free t-shirt, and they will be given instruction from both college and high school players as well as Bubba himself.
Baseball From Page 1B to come away with the win and lost their first game of the tournament 7-2. Coming into Sunday and the last day of the tournament, the boys were running out of gas. With some minor injuries and the bats going cold, they were unable to push any runs across the board against Magee, Miss., and fell in their last contest 10-0. McNairy will continue to play though the summer and will give a good indication of what coach Brian Franks may be working with in the future on the field at McNairy Central.
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everyone motivated and wants us to do well as a team and individuals.” Duffey returns the compliments when talking about one of her star gymnasts. “Hannah is more like a daughter to me than a gymnast in my gym,” said Duffey. “She took my daughter Brooklyn in as her little ‘sister’, and we are all a big happy family.” The 15-year-old is just five feet tall and weighs 85 pounds, but her competitive nature helps compensate for her lack of size.
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Adamsville’s 5 & 6 year old All-Stars head to post season
Pictured above, Adamsville’s 5 and 6 year old All-Star team. Front row left to right: Jayden Wicker, Makenzie Luna, Maddox Freeman, Caden Gladish, Maquire Luna. Second row: Eli Stiddom, Hunter Floyd, Keelan Surratt, Avery McCormick, Brayden McLemore, Mollie Grace Moore, Carson Niukkanen. Coaches: Jonathan Luna, Blake Freeman, Desha Stiddom, Mike Niukkanen.
Heat win two in a row By Brian Azevedo
Miami down three games to two, the Heat had their backs against the wall. In the closing minutes of game six, the Spurs looked to have the upper hand, until Ray Allen hit the corner jump shot with just five seconds left on the clock to tie the game. After the Heat won in overtime, it was time for game seven. At home, the Heat had their home crowd behind them, a momentum moving forward.
The Miami Heat grabbed their second straight championship last week when they defeated the San Antonio Spurs in seven games. The Heat, who are led by their big three LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, pulled off an amazing victory at home against the veteran Spurs to repeat as NBA champions. The series started off on a poor note for the Heat, as they lost game one at home and gave the advantage to the Spurs. After bouncing back in game two, led by James and what will be known as one of the greatest blocked shots of all time, the Heat took the series to San Antonio tied 1-1. Ever since the conference finals, the Heat have been trading wins and losses but managed to never lose two in a row. After coming back to
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Ronald Plunk: A success at running distances and businesses By Christen Coulon
stay successful. While much of the equipment used in the dry cleaning business has not changed much in his time, he said that he has had to continue to change and grow his business to remain in business. Plunk said it was important for businessmen to evolve with the times to remain successful. He added a laundry service and said that he expanded services his business provided from cleaning clothing to add a carpet and drape cleaning service that will come to your home and clean these items. Purchased Amos Cleaners from Ralph Kevin Amos who had operated out of that location which is one of the oldest buildings in Selmer since the 1940s. In fact, before Amos ran a dry cleaners at that location, the building operated as a cotton gin. He said that the quality of clothing is lower than it was when he began, and he attributed this to the demise of the textile industry in the United States with many of the clothing business now producing their products overseas. He said that with the reduced quality, he must be more careful with each garment. Not only the quality of the clothing has changed, Plunk said. He has watched as styles have changed every few years and remembers cleaning all of them from leisure suits to pant suits. “We serve our customers pretty well according to what they request,” Plunk said.
Many people will recognize Ronald A. Plunk as they have seen him running the roads of McNairy County to stay fit. However, this 69-year-old accomplished distance runner has experience running more than just roads. Plunk has been running a successful dry cleaning business in Selmer for more than 28 years. A McNairy County native, Plunk grew up in the northern end of the county and attended Adamsville High School before leaving to pursue work outside of the county. He started work in the dry cleaning business in Little Rock, Ark., running a chain of more than 20 stores offering 1-hour Martinizing service. Plunk’s wife of 50 years Linda is also his business partner. The two met following a traffic accident in Memphis and married shortly there after. In 1985, Plunk decided to come back home to open Ronald A. Plunk Dry Cleaners in Selmer. Since moving back to McNairy County, the two have worked side by side everyday since at their business. “I decided I wanted to be closer to (family) so I just decided to come back here,” said Plunk. Like many other new businesses, Plunk said the first few years after opening was challenging, but he said that his past experience helped him
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Plunk and wife Linda stand in front of their dry-cleaning business in Selmer. He said that like many other businesses, he has taken a hit recently due to the recession and increased environmental regulation. He cited his dry cleaning solvent which is priced at more than $600 for a 55 gallon drum. He said that more than $128 of that went to taxes and an additional environmental fee. He said this was also one of the rea-
sons that he is the only remaining dry cleaner in McNairy County. “I’m still here,” Plunk said. Ronald A. Plunk Dry Cleaners is located at 161 South Front St. in Selmer. Their business hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. For more information on Plunk’s dry cleaning or carpet cleaning services call (731) 645-5356.
Sonia Shempert named Clinical Manager of the Year By Donna Atkinson McNairy Regional Hospital
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In an effort to recognize outstanding employees for their performance and loyalty, McNairy Regional Hospital has named Sonia Shempert as the 2012 Clinical Manager of the Year, and she was later chosen by Community Health Systems as Clinical Manager of the Year for the entire Division 3. Sonia is the Director of Rehabilitative Services and has been employed with McNairy Regional Hospital since 1999. She is responsible for the oversight and direction of eight employees providing Rehabilitative Services which includes Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy for McNairy Regional Hospital. The hours of operation for this department are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We accept all types of insurance, TNCare, Medicare, and most private insurance. Sonia has made a significant impact in her 13 years of dedication and drive in her department. As one of her colleagues wrote, “Sonia is very hard working and dedicated. She takes the time to explain new processes and teach proper mechanics. She always goes the extra mile when working with her patients. She is encouraging and disciplined when it comes to their progress. To achieve the goals of her patients is top priority for her.” Through the years, Sonia has always been a big supporter of hospital community events. She has volunteered her time in many ways as a life member of Junior Auxiliary and at the Ronald McDonald House. When not working, Sonia is busy with her daughter, Casee, and enjoys cooking, dancing and spending time with friends and family.
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4-H Wildlife Judging Teams place at state competition By: Ricky R. Mathenia UT Extension County Director
McNairy County Senior 4-H Wildlife Team members Rachel Mullins, Bryce Moore, Dylan Riggs and Preston Shackelford placed fourth at the 2013 Senior 4-H Wildlife Championship, while the McNairy County team consisting of Landon McAfee, Heather McCormick and Wesley Moore finished seventh. This year’s contest was held in the Natchez Trace State Forest located around Natchez Trace State Park. The top ten individual performers were recognized at the awards ceremony and included McNairy County 4-H’ers Heather McCormick (10th), Bryce Moore (8th), Preston Shackelford (4th) and Dylan Riggs (3rd). The McNairy County 4-H’ers competed in wildlife identification, wildlife knowledge, on-site wildlife management prescriptions, written wildlife management plan and oral defense of the written plan events. The wildlife project, like all projects offered by UT Extension, is open to all eligible 4-H’ers on an equal opportunity basis.
The McNairy County Senior 4-H Wildlife Judging Teams placed fourth and seventh at the State 4-H Wildlife Championship which took place at Natchez Trace State Forest on June 13, 2013.
Michie Elementary students receive academic awards
Brianna Preslar, Kylie McKee, Lily Durbin, Analynn Harvill
Jarrett Horner, Alicia Burns, Jolie Bivens, Emily Foster
Makayla King, Ian Watson, Hunter Justice, Katerina Violette
Taylor Marlar, Lauren Foster, Macey Johnson, Mary Melton, Aysia Campbell
Addie Harvill, Logan Smith, Felicia Harbin, Mackenzie Parson
Thank you so much to the citizens of Michie and Selmer for continuing to participate in the Roundup program made up of both the One to One and the Last Dollar Scholarship Fund initiated by Mayor David Robinson. Scholarships were awarded last fall and this spring. Remember that 100% of the collections for the Last Dollar Scholarship Fund go directly to scholarships!
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McNairy County Schools Teacher Appreciation Breakfast FAE Finance Chairperson. Projects/Recipents: Lisa Roten (RES) - Hard Work Made Simple, funded by TVA. Gloria Brush (SES) - Making Math Matter, funded by Aqua Glass/Masco Bath. David Duncan (SES) - Clawing Our Way to Common Core, funded by Spectrum Corporation. Danielle Wiggins (BSES) - Kelso’s Choice, funded by Bethel Springs teachers in Memory of BSES Teachers. Susan Murray (RES) - Yudu? We Can Too!, funded by Paul Fisher Oil Company. Amanda Vanhoose (AJSHS) - Flying through Genetics, funded by Selmer Rotary Club. Bonnie Hickman (MCHS) - Learning with Dollars, Selmer Rotary Club. Dru Broadway (RES) - Diagnosis LOTS to Prognosis HOTS, funded by Home Banking Company. Robin Bedwell (SES) - Earthling… Take Me to Your Readers, funded by
The McNairy County Schools Teacher Appreciation Breakfast was held on May 23 to recognize teachers for their service. The event was hosted by McNairy Regional Alliance, McNairy County Board of Education, McNairy County Education Association, and McNairy County Foundation for Academic Excellence. Along with teachers of the year and retirees, McNairy County teachers and administrators were honored for their service to education. Individuals who received service pins are shown in the photos below. Also at the event, the McNairy County Foundation for Academic Excellence (MCFAE) presented 18 teacher grants to fund innovative classroom projects. For 15 years, MCFAE has teamed up with local businesses, civic organizations, and other groups to finance the grant program. This year’s winning grant application titles, recipients, and financial sponsors are listed below. The awards were presented by Gene He`bert, MC-
35 Years: Front: Cheryl Hurley, Shearon Smith, Martha Marshall. Back: Judy Atkins, Violet Joyner, Charlotte Crayton, Pam Killingsworth
25 Years: Front Row: Stacy King, Becky Watkins, Amy Whitten, Tena Coln. Back Row: Denise Powers, Mitzi Mitchell, Greg 30 Years: Debbie Plunk, Mike Martin, Wanda Crabb, Lisa Bearden. Not Pictured: Dr. Brian Jackson. Kimmons
15 Years: Front Row: Bridget Merry, Brandy Curtis, Rena` Crabb, Gina Foret. Back Row: Alicia Tull, Lisa Breymaier, Michael Harvill, Gina Crenshaw, Gary Walters.
Home Banking Company. Meg Day (SES) - Fired Up about Learning, funded by Selmer Elementary Teachers in Memory of SES Teachers. Amy Whitten (SES) - Taming the Test Taking Tiger, Selmer Elementary Teachers in Memory of SES Teachers. Shane Stults (AJSHS) - Building Bridges of Success, funded by Shackelford Funeral Homes. Sheila Hurst - 1, 2, 3 Read to Me, fuded by Shackelford Funeral Homes. Clay Redmon, Kenny Roberts, Gary Walters (MCHS) - Outdoor Classroom, funded by Pickwick Electric in Memory of Jimmie Sue Lambert. Stacy Jones (MCHS) - Getting Students’ Heads and Writing in the Cloud, funded by BancorpSouth. Teresa Chandler (MCHS) - To Be or Not to Be a Good Writer, funded by Walmart. Wendy Bowers (AES) - Common to the Core Reading, funded by Bank of McNairy County; Lions Club. Tiffaney Cima - Comma And, Comma
10 Years: Front Row: Lesa Plunk, Diane Dierks, Roxanne Dunaway, Renee Stepp, Amanda Harville. Back Row: Jason Carman, Chad Gifford, Sondra Kiser, Ricky Mitchell, Elizabeth Overton. Not Pictured: Debra Feightner.
But, Common Core, funded by Adamsville Elementary Teachers in Memory of Patsy Cain.
40 Years: Front: Gail Day, Patsy Pearson. Back: Jerry Lott, Kenneth Feathers. Not Pictured: Vicki Flowers.
20 Years: Front Row: Doug Lowrie, Kelly Atkinson, Vanillife Tucker, Lisa Forsythe, Amy Seaton, Scott Powers. Back Row: Sheila Gardner, Molly Latham, Mike Robinson, Todd McGee, Deborah Rogers, Linda Crump, Toni Hardin.
5 Years: Front Row: Alicia Day, Andrea Whitten, Stacy Jones, Jennifer Price, Robin York, Megan Rinehart, Erin Brown. Back Row: Stephen Price, Brian Franks, Melissa Williams, Emily Hopper, Joe Hopper, Susan Murray, Jennifer Mehr, Jared Walters. Not Pictured: Rachael Crump.
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Selmer Primitive Baptist Church 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.m. Southern: Central Baptist Church 675 Dowty Road, Selmer Bro. Stephen Davison, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Chapel Hill Baptist 6371 Vernie Kirk Rd., Pocahontas Bro. Frank Bell, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. • Wed.: 7:00 p.m. Chewalla Baptist Church 190 Chewalla St., Ramer Richard Doyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Clear Creek Baptist Church 1728 Lawton Rd., Selmer Chuck Castles, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 8:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church 6515 Hwy 57 East, Michie, TN 38357 Pastor: K. Brian Rainey Music & Youth Director: Cameron Miller Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7:00 p.m. Cypress Creek First Baptist Church 14 Falcon St., Selmer Pastor: Clifford E. Wynn, Jr. (731) 645-8094 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sun. 10:15 a.m. Corporate Prayer Service: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study Wednesdays 12 Noon Bible Study: 7 p.m. Eastview Baptist Church Hwy. 45 S., Eastview, TN Rob Burnes, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m.
Falcon Baptist Church 777 Falcon Rd., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Lighthouse Baptist Church 1780 Mulberry Ave. Selmer Jorgen Runquest, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Adamsville 222 West Main Street, Adamsville Phil Mitchell, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m.
Primitive Baptist: Better Hope Primitive Baptist 4235 Leapwood-Enville Rd., Adamsville Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service, preaching at 11 a.m.
First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs 142 Jackson St., Bethel Springs Ben Martin, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.
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First Baptist Church of Michie 5658 Hwy 22 S., Michie James Hardin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.
Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Selmer 310 W. Court Avenue, Selmer Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.
Unity Baptist Church Unity Church Road, Ramer Dr. Ronald Meeks, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Finger Finger-Leapwood Road, Finger Bobby Bray, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Evening: 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Joy Foster Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Good Hope Baptist 678 Good Hope Church Rd., Adamsville Tim Elrod, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Pastor: Bro. Don Singleton Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Gravel Hill Baptist Church 86 Tom Baker Rd., Ramer Pastor: Bro. Eric Jones Church Phone: 645-6776 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Lakeview Baptist Church 877 W. Cherry, Selmer Bro. Harold King Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 Lorraine Baptist Church Melvin Qualls Rd., Michie, TN Trent Nethery, Jr., Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m./6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Spr. Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy, TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.
West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville Bro. David Simmons, Pastor Church of Christ: Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy. 22 S., Michie Shawn Weaver, 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.
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.
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. www.lifewindchurch.com 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 www.faithpointechurch.com 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 www.onechurchnow.com 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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Directions: From Selmer,TN take Highway 45 S to Eastview, turn right on Highway 57. Property is 1/4 mile on the right. Terms: 10% down day of sale. Balance due with deed within 30 days. Announcements made day of sale takes precedence over all other advertising. 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the final bid.
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#3273584: 111 Forrest Hill Rd, Selmer - Wooded, level yard, work shop, brick home in subdivision close to Wal-Mart. Enter into large living room & into kitchen/dining with lots of cabinets. Large master separate from other 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, hardwood, tile and carpet. Large corner lot.
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#3274348: 20 Ode Moore Road, Michie, Tenn. - Great if need extra area for parents, or great living area for entertaining. Large living/dining/kitchen with many cabinets. Downstairs is one bedroom and large bath, Upstairs are 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living/kitchen combo, dbl garage, low maintenance yrd
# 3213846: 471 Hillcrest, Selmer, TN - This vinyl siding home with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath & bonus room has been remodeled, new bath fixtures, new paint, floor covering. House has open living area with covered deck entrance from dining area & also from bonus room. House sits on over an acre lot.
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#3254075: 184 Bramblewood, Selmer, TN - Good area - close to schools, grocery, hosptial. Hardwood flooring in living room, eat-in kitchen, plenty of cabinets, stove & refrigerator stay with house. Wooded back yard, patio, 3 storage buildings.
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Wednesday, june 26, 2013 503 - public notices
503 - public notices
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 May 18, 2012, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded May 25, 2012, at Book 406, Page 579 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Jason Abbatoy and Genevieve L. Abbatoy, conveying certain property therein described to W. Aaron Fortner as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Churchill Mortgage Corporation, its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee.
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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 July 15, 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 the Northwest Corner of the William Gage property described in Deed Book 142, Page 761, ROMC, at an iron pin in the East line of Randall Lambert property described in Deed Book 121, Page 108, thence running with the East line of Lambert, North 00 degrees 13 minutes 42 seconds East 500 feet, to the true point of beginning of this area; thence South 89 degrees 45 minutes 04 seconds East 317 feet, thence North 00 degrees 13 minutes 42 seconds East 600 feet; thence North 89 degrees 45 minutes 04 seconds West 317 feet to the East line of said Lambert tract; thence South 00 degrees 13 minutes 42 seconds West 600 feet to the point of beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 7457 Highway 64 East, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Jason Abbatoy; Genevieve L. Abbatoy 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. 1286‑234273 DATED May 30, 2013 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee June 19, 2013 June 26, 2013 July 3, 2013
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 December 17, 2010, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded December 27, 2010, at Book 401, Page 1995 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Jonathan Leitschuh, conveying certain property therein described to John Clark, a resident of Weakley County as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for First State 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 July 15, 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 an iron pin, the Southwest corner of Lot Number 16 of the Country View Estates Subdivision, a Plat or Plan being of record in Plat Cabinet A, Slide 93, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee said lot being a portion of the Adamsville Housing Partners Property recorded in Deed Book 127, Page 425, and located in the intersection of the East right of way of Countrywood Drive with the North right of way of Beaverwood Drive; thence runs 00 degrees 38 minutes 36 seconds East with the East right of way of Countrywood Drive, the West boundary of this lot, 120.60 feet to a steel fence post in the right of way, the Northwest corner of this lot and the Southwest corner of Lot Number 1, of the subdivision; runs thence South 89 degrees 38 minutes 05 seconds East with the North boundary of this lot and the South boundary of Lot Number 1, 100.00 feet to an iron pin, the Northeast corner of this lot, the Southwest corner of Lot Number 2, and the Northwest corner of Lot Number 15 of the subdivision; runs thence South 00 degrees 41 minutes 30 seconds West with the East boundary of this lot and the West boundary of Lot Number 15, 116.62 feet to an iron pin in the North right of way of Beaverwood Drive, the Southeast corner of this lot and the Southwest corner of Lot Number 15; runs thence South 88 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds West with the North right of way of Beaverwood Drive, the South boundary of this lot, 100.00 feet to the point of beginning. Being Lot 16, of Country View Estates Subdivision. Said legal description is the same description as contained in the previous deed of record.
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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: Jonathan Leitschuh 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. 700‑218075 DATED June 12, 2013 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee June 19, 2013 June 26, 2013 July 3, 2013 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ asims_130612_ 720 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 13892 5, 6, 7 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 September 20, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded September 22, 2005, at Book 377, Page 2232 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Larry Andrew Mitchell and Carrie Mitchell, conveying certain property therein described to John Clark, a resident of Weakley County as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for First State 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 July 8, 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
Commencing from a PK nail set in the center of a bridge and centerline of Highway 64; thence with the centerline of Highway 64, North 80 degrees 45 minutes 31 seconds West 1377.75 feet to a cotton picker spindle set in the centerline of Highway 64; thence North 18 degrees 46 minutes 11 seconds East 30.42 feet to a point on the Northern margin of Highway 64 and the East line of a 20 foot easement road; thence with the East line of said easement road, North 18 degrees 46 minutes 11 seconds East 133.60 feet to a point; thence North 03 degrees 48 minutes 21 seconds West 131.83 feet to a point; thence North 34 degrees 57 minutes 38 seconds East 142.81 feet to an iron rod set (all iron rods being referred to as set are ½ inch in diameter by 18 inches in length with a plastic identification cap stamped D W Isbell RLS 2148) which point is the true point of beginning; thence with a new severance line through Larry Mitchell (Deed Book 83, Page 492) North 56 degrees 43 minutes 08 seconds West 338.85 feet to an iron rod set; thence with another new severance line through Mitchell North 36 degrees 06 minutes 04 seconds East 476.21 feet to an iron rod set; thence with another severance line through Mitchell South 49 degrees 42 minutes 56 seconds East 329.23 feet to an iron rod set; thence with another new severance line through Mitchell, South 34 degrees 46 minutes 24 seconds West 435.64 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 3.49 acres. The foregoing legal description is based upon a plat of survey of Superior Land Surveying, Inc., Daryl W. Isbell, Registered Land Surveyor, Tennessee Certificate Number 2148, which plat of survey is dated February 25, 2005. Easement description: The Grantors herein also hereby convey all their rights, title and interest in and to a permanent non-exclusive easement heretofore granted to them by Larry Mitchell and wife, Ann Mitchell, by Deed of Correction of record in Deed Book 196, Page 261, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, which easement is for the purpose of ingress and egress over and across properties owned by Larry Mitchell and wife, Ann Mitchell of record in Deed Book 83, Page 492, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, lying and being in the 2nd Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, and which easement is more particularly described as follows: Commencing from a PK nail set in the center of a bridge and centerline of Highway 64; thence North 79 degrees 30 minutes 14 seconds West 1369.93 feet to an iron rod set (all iron rods being referred to as set as ½ inch in diameter by 18 inches in length with a plastic identification cap stamped D W Isbell RLS 2148) at the true point of beginning, said rod is located on the Northern right of way of U. S. Highway 64 (60 foot right
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of way, 30 foot measured at right angles); thence with the Eastern side of a 30 foot easement, North 10 degrees 42 minutes 57 seconds East 269.85 feet to the center and the East end of a metal culvert; thence North 29 degrees 38 minutes 13 seconds East 127.05 feet to an iron rod set at the Southeast corner of Larry Andrew Mitchell (Deed Book 193, Page 631); thence with the South boundary line of Mitchell, North 56 degrees 43 minutes 08 seconds West 30.06 feet to a point; thence South 29 degrees 38 minutes 13 seconds West 133.96 feet to a point; thence South 10 degrees 42 minutes 57 seconds West 275.62 feet to a point in the North right of way of U. S. Highway 64; thence South 80 degrees 45 minutes 31 seconds East 30.00 feet to the point of beginning.
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N73 degrees 18'42"W a distance of 88.20 feet, N75 degrees 16'02"W a distance of 21.40 feet, to an iron rod set, the NWC of a 1.036 acre tract (Tract 3); runs thence S01degrees 53'08"W a distance of 119.47 feet, along and with the west boundary line of said Tract 3, to an iron rod set, THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED TRACT, the SEC of a 0.236 acre tract (Tract 1), being the NEC of the herein described tract; runs thence S01 degrees 53'08"W a distance of 119.47 feet, along and with the west boundary line of said Tract 3, the east boundary line of the herein boundary line, to an iron rod set, the SEC of the said Tract 3, being the SEC of the herein described tract; runs thence N87 degrees 46'31"W a distance of 80.00 feet, along and with the north boundary line of a 4.245 acre tract, the south boundary line of the herein described tract, to an iron rod set, the NWC of a 4.245 acre tract, being the SWC of the herein described tract; runs thence N01 degrees 53'08"E a distance of 118.99 feet, along and with the west boundary line of the herein described tract, to an iron rod set, the SWC of said Tract 1, the NWC of the herein described tract; runs thence S88 degrees 06'52"E a distance of 80.00 feet, along and with the south boundary line of said Tract 1, the north of the herein described tract, to the point of beginning, containing 0.219 acres or land, more or less.
Gieger and wife, Michelle Gieger, conveyed to Bruce Hamblen, Trustee, the hereinafter described real estate, to secure the payment of a promissory note as described therein, and Whereas, the said Bruce Hamblen, Trustee, was unable to act as such Trustee; and Whereas, Ken Seaton was appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument of record in said Register’s Office in Trust Deed Book 409 page 3000, Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee; and Whereas, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness, and the holder of said Note, Farmers and Merchants Bank, has declared the entire amount due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, and the Substitute Trustee has been directed to foreclose the Deed of Trust in accordance with the terms thereto, the public is hereby notified that the undersigned Substitute Trustee will sell the hereinafter described real property to the highest bidder, for cash in hand at the East door of the Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, on the 18th day of July, 2013, at 10:00 AM, said property to be sold free from the equity of redemption, statutory redemption, homestead, and all other exemptions of every kind, said property being located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being bounded and described as follows: Being Lot 1 of Majestic Oaks Estates, Phase I, a plat of which is of record in Plat Cabinet B Slide 31, and the distances, directions, measurements and calls contained therein are incorporated herein by reference as fully and completely as if copied in full herein.
NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE
ERTY ADDRESS: 633 Bud Brooks Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 CURRENT OWNER(S): Michael Ross and Katherine Ross SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-of-way, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property; as well as any prior liens or encumbrances as well as priority created by a fixture filing; and/or any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given to them and the sale will be subject to the applicable governmental entities` right to redeem the property, as required by 26 U.S.C § 7425 and T.C.A. § 67-1-1433. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 were satisfied prior to the first publication of the Notice of Substitute Trustee`s Sale. Substitute Trustee reserves the right 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. MCC TN, LCC 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Six Piedmont Center, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 1207896 /FHA Ad Run Dates: 06/26/2013, 07/03/2013 and 07/10/2013 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad #53511: 2013-06-26 2013-07-03, 2013-07-10
The foregoing legal description is based upon a plat of survey of Superior Land Surveying, Inc., Daryl W. Isbell, Registered Land Surveyor, Tennessee Certificate Number 2148, which plat of survey is dated July 11, 2005. ALSO KNOWN AS: 8185 Highway 64 West, Bethel Springs, Tennessee 38315 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: Larry Andrew Mitchell; Carrie Mitchell; Regions Bank 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. 700‑179109 DATED May 31, 2013 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee June 12, 2013 June 19, 2013 June 26, 2013 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ asims_130531_1554 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE Whereas, on the 25th day of June, 2012, by Deed of Trust of record in the Office of the Register for McNairy County, Tennessee, in Trust Deed Book 406 page 1475, James Gieger and wife, Michelle Gieger, conveyed to Bruce Hamblen, Trustee, the hereinafter described real estate, to secure the payment of a promissory note as described therein, and Whereas, the said Bruce Hamblen, Trustee, was unable to act as such Trustee; and Whereas, Ken Seaton was appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument of record in said Register’s Office in Trust Deed Book 410 page 1, Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee; and Whereas, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness, and the holder of said Note, Farmers and Merchants Bank, has declared the entire amount due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, and the Substitute Trustee has been directed to foreclose the Deed of Trust in accordance with the terms thereto, the public is hereby notified that the undersigned Substitute Trustee will sell the hereinafter described real property to the highest bidder, for cash in hand at the East door of the Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, on the 18th day of July, 2013, at 10:00 AM, said property to be sold free from the equity of redemption, statutory redemption, homestead, and all other exemptions of every kind, said property being located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being bounded and described as follows: A tract or parcel of land lying and being situated in the 3rd Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCING on an iron rod set, in the south right-of-way of U. S. Highway 64, said iron rod being a point in the south right-of-way of said Highway 64, conveyed to the State of Tennessee, by deed recorded in Deed Book 152, at page 498, said Register’s Office, the NWC of a tract conveyed to C. A. Smith, Jr. and Michael (Mike) Smith by deed of record in D.B. 110, pg. 238, said Register’s Office, the NEC of a 1.036 acre tract (Tract 3); runs thence along and with said right-of-way of U.S. Highway 64 as follows: N68 degrees 26'21"W a distance of 25.41 feet, N70 degrees 23'00"W a distance of 88.26 feet,
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Liens in favor of the United States of America or the State of Tennessee: State of Tennessee Other person or entities interested in this sale: None SOURCE OF TITLE: Deed Book 223 page 320. Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 723 East Main, Adamsville, TN 38310, designated as Map 55J Parcel 3.04 on Tax Assessor’s Maps THIS the 20th day of June, 2013. KEN SEATON, ATTORNEY P.O. Box 366 Selmer, Tennessee. 38375 Ken Seaton SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 13961 6, 7, 8 NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE Whereas, on the 30th day of April, 2012, by Deed of Trust of record in the Office of the Register for McNairy County, Tennessee, in Trust Deed Book 405 page 2771, James
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Liens in favor of the United States of America or the State of Tennessee: State of Tennessee Other person or entities interested in this sale: The Hardin County Bank SOURCE OF TITLE: Deed Book 222 page 228. Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 751 Glen Abernathy Road, Adamsville, TN 38310, designated as Map 37 Parcel 13.02 on Tax Assessor’s Maps THIS the 20th day of June, 2013. KEN SEATON, ATTORNEY P.O. Box 366 Selmer, Tennessee. 38375 Ken Seaton SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 13962 6,7,8
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TENNESSEE, MCNAIRY COUNTY DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions and payments provided in certain Deed of Trust executed by Michael Ross and Katherine Ross to NETCO INC, Trustee dated April 25, 2012 in the amount of $87,407.00, and recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee in Instrument No. 81224, Deed Book 405, Page 27992808, (“Deed of Trust”); and, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust having been last transferred to Village Capital & Investment,LLC by assignment; and, Village Capital & Investment,LLC, as the current holder of said Deed of Trust (the “Holder”), has appointed as Substitute Trustee the undersigned, , any of whom may act, by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; therefore, NOTICE is hereby given that the entire amount of said indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Holder, and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, or a duly appointed attorney or agents by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Appointment of Substitute Trustee, will on Thursday, July 18, 2013 commencing at 12 pm at the Front door of the courthouse, McNairy chancery court; sell to the highest bidder for cash, immediately at the close of sale, the following property to-wit: Lying and being in the Old 10th Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, beginning at a stake at T. C. Browders NEC (now Roten), runs South 2 degrees West 51 poles to a stake and red oak Ptrs. With T.C. Browders East boundary line (now Roten), thence East 22 poles to a stake, hickorydogwood and popular Ptrs., this being on the East boundary line of H.C. Sanders home tract (now owned by Templeton), thence North 51 poles to a stake on Shunpike Road, thence West with Shunpike Road 18 poles to the beginning, and containing 6-3/8 acres. Being the same property or a portion of the same property conveyed to Michael Ross and wife, Katharine Ross by Instrument dated January 10, 1994 from Madine Inman filed on January 14, 1994 in Book 143 at Page 107-108 in the McNairy County records. Commonly Known as: 633 Bud Brooks Road, Selmer, TN 38375 Parcel Id No.: 072 013.00 Map & Parcel No.: 072-013.00 PROP-
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788 $ 178800 $
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...plus much, much more!
Pub Table w/4 paddle back wood chairs
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. . . Salespeople, 37700 EXTRA EXTRA Credit Personnel,
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MAGNIFICENT! Queen Cherry Sleigh Bed, Night Stand and Chest All 3 Pcs. Just
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King Size Canopy Bed with matching pieces available
899 $ 72700
that rock with center console
69800 $ 63700
two sided mattress, queen size
Full Length Charcoal Gray Sofa Sleeper with striped pillows
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Up to 24 Mo. • Same As Cash
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Firm Pillow Top Mattress Set
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...plus much, much more!
(w.a.c. and monthly pymt)
with box spring and sheet set
59900 $ 39900 $
...plus much, much more!
with cloth cover
with medium comfort level
Queen Mattress Set
RECLINERS! ROCKERS! Recliners
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Small, Cloth LazyBoy Rocking Recliners starting at
6 pc Pub Set
Beautiful Whitewash Bedroom Set by Liberty
BUY TODAY GET TODAY! MATTRESS SETS!
Full or Queen Size Iron Headboard with bed frame
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Up to 24 Mo. Same As Cash (w.a.c. and monthly pymt)
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Cherry, Round End Table
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11900 $ 9900
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Cherry Night Stand for small areas
42” Solid Oak TV Stands for small areas
...plus much, much more!
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