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This is the scene of last Wednesday’s accident in which Jackie Roach’s farm tractor was struck from behind by a tractor trailer on Highway 45 near Finger. Roach was airlifted from the scene and remains in critical condition at The MED in Memphis.
Farm tractor rear-ended on Hwy. 45 16-year-old dies in Bethel Springs man critically injured four-wheeler wreck By Christen Coulon Managing Editor
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A tractor trailer struck a farm tractor on Highway 45 west of Finger last Wednesday, severely injuring a Bethel Springs man. Jackie Roach was pulling a hay bailer traveling north-bound in the slow lane of Highway 45 in a 1983 model 4250 John Deere Farm Tractor when he was struck from behind by a 2001 Freightliner Tractor Trailer driven by Jerry Drake of Brownsville, Tenn. As a result of the impact, Roach’s
vehicle was pushed off the east side of the roadway, where it overturned. Drake’s vehicle also left the east side of the road, ending in a ditch. Roach sustained significant injuries as a result of the accident and was airlifted to The MED in Memphis. As of press time last Monday, Roach was stable and listed in critical condition. Trooper Jimmy Plunk, who responded to the accident, said that the cause of the accident was still under investigation and that charges against Drake, the driver of the tractor trailer, are pending and will be determined following the investigation.
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A 16-year-old Guys boy was killed and his 11year old passenger was injured when their fourwheeler struck a pick-up truck in Guys last Saturday. The accident claimed the life of Bryan Irons when his 2005 Kawasaki 360 four-wheeler traveling east-bound on a gravel access road entered Sticine Road in Guys on the afternoon of July 6, colliding with a south-bound 1999 Ford F-150 pick-up truck driven by James Thompson of Guys.
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Local creek basis for historic short story
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This is a photo of Owl Creek as it winds its way along the Hardin-McNairy county border. Literary critics believe that Ambrose Bierce borrowed the name for his world-renowned short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” from this local waterway.
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Is it possible that one of the greatest works of short fiction ever penned, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” written by Ambrose Bierce July 13, 1898 for the San Francisco Examiner, drew its titular namesake from a creek here in McNairy County? This famous work, read by millions of
high school students each year, has been turned into a Twilight Zone episode and also featured on Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Multiple adaptations for stage, television, movies, and even comic books have also been made of Bierce’s story in recent decades. I was reminded of this story, which I had read numerous times as a student, during an airing of “The Writer’s Almanac
with Garrison Keillor” on June 24, in celebration of Bierce’s Birthday. Later that same night, I was reminded of the story again, at the meeting of the Stantonville Board of Aldermen when Mayor Larry Raines and Aldermen Eddie McDaniel and Larry Russell were discussing irrigation near Stantonville’s Owl Creek.
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Bethel tables everything but the kitchen sink By Christen Coulon Managing Editor
The Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen met last Monday and tabled nearly every piece of new and old business aside from approving their minutes, financial statement and water report. During the meeting, the town’s Vice-Mayor Shirley Williams served as acting mayor in the absence of Mayor Kay Cox, who was not present at the beginning of the meeting. The water report revealed that water loss was down slightly to 46 percent. In the previous month, the town announced that it had lost half its water. The town revisited its beer ordinance due to concerns from the Municipal Technical Advisory Service that multiple previous amendments made the current ordinance difficult to understand and could pose legal problems for the town. After discussion on this item and several motions to table and proceed died without a second, the board agreed without a motion to revisit this ordinance at a working session to rewrite the law. The board then discussed the state of their police department. Alderman Gary Bizzell Jr. suggested dissolving the department and putting the $40,000 into the budget. Alderman Sherry Smith posed a question to the board as to the validity of tickets written since last October if, in fact, the town’s former Chief “Pee-Wee” Sowell was working at that time without official certification. Williams said that since the Peace Of-
ficers Standards and Training office which certifies officers had not confirmed the town’s request to confirm the status of Sowell’s certification, any decision they made would be premature. The issue was then tabled. There was a discussion regarding the resignation of Erin Pickle, the town’s recorder, who bid the board farewell during the middle of last week’s budget meeting. The issue was tabled due to a lack of certainty amongst board members of Pickle’s intent to resign. The board then took up the issue of Virginia Williams’ (not an immediate relative of Alderman Williams) delinquent water bill at that customer’s request. A discussion ensued over the specifics of the customer’s bill; however, Alderman Williams made a motion to table the issue. She said that any decision the board makes on delinquent water bills should be made to affect all customers, and the board should not act to resolve accounts separately. The issue was then tabled. The board announced a working meeting for July 15 to resolve some of the issues with the tabled legislation and said that it was considering setting a date for a board retreat moderated by MTAS. In other news, the town is working to restart their Senior Citizens Luncheon on Mondays and Wednesdays. The lunch meetings would be open to all citizens over 55 and anyone who is handicapped. The board also announced that the town had placed a bid to host the new adult education center at the community center and was awaiting a reply.
Back to School Fest gives free supplies By Emily Pitts Staff Writer
Selmer’s fourth annual Back to School Fest, sponsored by the McNairy County Community Center Advisory Board, Total Health and Wellness, United Healthcare, and Bluecare Tennessee, is set to take place on Saturday July 20 at the Selmer Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Last year, over 500 drawstring bags of school supplies were given away to county children. This year, event organizers hope to give away nearly 600. “This event is open to any child in McNairy County, from kindergarten to 12th grade,” said event organizer Pamela Carroll. “It’s not just for the needy; it’s for anybody.” At this year’s event, United Healthcare and Bluecare Tennessee will be providing drawstring bags to children who are accompanied by an adult, and vendors will be set up around the community center gym giving away basic school supplies. In addition to the school supply giveaways, there will also be on-site health screenings by Total Health and Wellness. Woodmen of the World and the Masons will also be providing child-find and child identity services, taking DNA samples and thumbprints of participating children to keep in a database in case of an emergency. Finally, children will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and a drink for attending the giveaway. “We want to help out struggling parents and grandparents,” said Carroll. “That way they don’t have to scramble and use their last few pennies to buy school supplies.” For more information about the Back to School Fest, call Carroll at (731) 610-0509.
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FATAL WRECK FROM PAGE 1A
Trooper Mike Richardson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said that Thompson swerved in an attempt to avoid the collision causing his vehicle to exit the left side of the road. The boy's four-wheeler exited the right side of the
roadway and overturned after the collision. Following the accident, Irons was transported to the MED in Memphis where he was pronounced dead. His 11-year-old passenger was transported to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis with nonlife threatening injuries, and Thompson sustained minor injuries and was
OWL CREEK FROM PAGE 1A
Knowing that Bierce had fought at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862, I began researching the likelihood that he had drawn the Owl Creek name for the title of his story from his time on the battlefields at Shiloh. The only geographical reference to the actual location of the creek in the story comes from the opening line when Bierce writes, “A man stood upon a railroad bridge in northern Alabama, looking down into the swift water twenty feet below. The man’s hands were behind his back, the wrists bound with a cord. A rope closely encircled his neck.” This would seemingly rule out McNairy County as the location of Owl Creek, except for the fact that northern Alabama does not contain a geographical feature of that name. Further research led to the writings of Ambrose Bierce expert Dr. David M. Owens, an associate professor of English at Valparaiso University. Owens penned two works that discuss Bierce’s geographical references in the story: “The Location of Owl Creek Bridge,” an academic paper written in 1994 and “The Devil’s Topographer: Ambrose Bierce and the American War Story,” a book examining Bierce’s war-time experience in 2006. Speaking to the Independent Appeal, Owens said that there was no doubt in his mind that the Owl Creek referenced in Bierce’s story is the same Owl Creek located on the western edge of the Shiloh Battlefield. Owens has studied the actual locations Bierce used to set the story and believes that the locations of the bridge, the occurrence of the hanging, and the creek are an amalgamation of three real-life locations and events in Bierce’s military career. He said that the hanging was likely a reference to the actual double-hanging Bierce witnessed in Murfreesboro, Tenn., in late 1862 or early 1863. The bridge, according to Owens, is likely drawn from one of three bridges spanning the northern Alabama sec-
treated and released from Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, Miss. Richardson said that neither occupant of the four-wheeler was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He said that the investigation into the accident has concluded and does not expect any criminal charges to be filed as a result of the accident.
tions of the Tennessee and Alabama and Memphis and Charleston rail lines. Owens notes that of these two rail lines which cross northern Alabama in an eastwest route, neither crosses an actual Owl Creek. “‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge’ describes the hanging of Peyton Farquhar, a southern planter caught attempting to sabotage a railroad bridge considered vital to the Union Army. From the outset, Bierce clearly locates the action of the story in Alabama,” Owens writes in his 2006 book. “He reinforces the historical accuracy of the setting with a brief reference to the fall of Corinth, an immediate consequence of the Battle of Shiloh. However, there is an important fictional modification in the geography of the setting. Owl Creek is in Tennessee, not in northern Alabama. Slightly more than a mile west of the Shiloh Church is the terrain feature that became the western boundary of the battlefield: Owl Creek.” Owens said that Union soldiers at Shiloh camped near Owl Creek and bathed and swam in it before battle. Another notable Bierce critic seems to support Owens’ assessment of the location of the creek. Edmund Wilson, who wrote “Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War,” in 1984. Wilson included in his writing that Bierce “transposed the Owl Creek from Tennessee to Alabama.” Owens said that it was not uncommon for authors to transpose the location for stories and agreed that it was similar to Ernest Hemingway’s tale, “Big Two Hearted River,” in which Hemingway writes in detail about northern Michigan’s Two Hearted River; however, most critics agree he was actually describing the nearby Fox River in the story. The transposition of names in the case of the Two Hearted River does not seem to affect tourism in the area, however. Annually, Luce County, Mich., the real-life home of the Two Hearted River uses its notoriety to rake in more than $16 million in tourism revenue. Currently, there is limited public access for tourists to visit this historic literary setting. Public access to the creek requires a long hike beginning in Hardin County at the Shiloh Battlefield.
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Rosecreek Farms offers fresh, local food through CSA By Emily Pitts Staff Writer
According to the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, the demand for organic goods has been growing steadily for well over a decade. Fresh fruits and vegetables, according to the Nutrition Business Journal, have outsold all other organically produced products for over 30 years. Additionally, though the number of farmers markets in the U.S. has been steadily growing for the last 20 years, the Organic Trade Association estimates that 93 percent of organic sales occur in conventional grocery or organic food stores. Only 7 percent of organically-grown produce is sold through farmers markets and similar venues and a mere 1.6 percent through direct sales. Ray and Ashley Tyler, of Rosecreek Farms, are on a mission to change all that. “What we’re doing is raising organic produce and freerange meats, without any added chemicals,” said Tyler. “We are in the process of healing the land as well.” According to their website, Rosecreek Farm’s main goals include not only producing the best and most nutritious food in West Tennessee, but also connecting families to their land and to their local farmer. The Tylers are engaged in something called CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture. As a part of this program, families and individuals become CSA members of Rosecreek Farms. They prepay for spring, summer, and fall seasons to receive a box of fresh, organically-grown food each week. “We are trying to get this food to people who want or need
it and really meet a growing demand,” said Tyler. CSA members have the option to purchase half boxes or full boxes for the season. In addition to the fresh produce they sell every week, Rosecreek Farms also hosts a fall banquet for their members every year and provides them with recipes that utilize the week’s food through a blog written by two local women. “That’s been going really well,” said Tyler. “They take the veggies, especially ones that people aren’t used to cooking with, and invent recipes that are easy to make and a joy to eat, even for the kids.” In addition to keeping the farm running on a daily basis, the Tylers spend quite a bit of time on educating the local population, and especially the youth of West Tennessee. They speak about the benefits of organic food at garden clubs around the area and at the Lift Wellness Center in Jackson, Tenn. They will also be offering children’s cooking classes at the Lift toward the end of the month. Tyler can be found at the Jackson Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, selling produce and giving the occasional farmer’s market tour. According to Tyler, now is the best time to buy summer produce. “Right now is peak season,” said Tyler. “For the next three weeks, the market will be packed.” If you are not a CSA member or can not make it to Jackson, Rosecreek Farms also sells produce at a market stand at their Selmer location on Lola Whitten Road. This produce is sold on Thursday mornings from 8:00-9:00 and the price is a donation of any amount to the farm. Though the Tylers remain busy running a farm on a daily basis and coordinating their educational outreach endeav-
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Ray Tyler of Rosecreek Farms demonstrates organic farming in May. Tyler has adopted various organic farming techniques, including a home-made compost sifter of his own invention, which uses compost collected by the City of Selmer. Produce is grown year-round in the farm’s high-tunnel, which Tyler said brings the climate of Mexico to West Tennessee.
ors, they have far-reaching, long-term goals for Rosecreek Farms. Their vision for the future includes public school programs, community gardens, and a greater local awareness about the health, environmental, and economic benefits of cooking with local, organic food. “It will take time, but we’re seeing a tremendous interest and a real desire for this,” said Tyler. “In our culture, we have gone away from local, kitchen-based meals. A lot of people want to get back to eating at home and cooking in season.” For more information about Rosecreek Farms and how to become a CSA member, visit www.rosecreekfarms.net or call (731) 645-7543.
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The annual fire department BBQ fundraiser was deemed a success at last Monday’s meeting. “After expenses, the fire department raised $1,356.39. We may have been a little short on help, but everything worked out pretty good,” said Mayor Dannie Kennedy. “I thought the barbeque was really good,” said Alderman Dorothy Bridges. Kennedy swore in Alderman Ricky Hollin, who was absent at the last meeting. The board approved the June 10 meeting minutes and the financial report with a general fund of $19,570.04 and the street fund $28,931.59 balance. “I took the last financials to Nichols and they have to prepare the 941 due by the end of July,” said City Recorder Margie Alexander. The board hired Godwin & Associates to complete their monthly financial reports and audits in their last meeting. The board approved the purchase of 5.13 acres of land adjacent to the ballpark and saddle club owned by Marie Wells for $5,000. “If you can get land, there will not be more of it,” said Alderman Hershel Hollin. “It won’t hurt us to have it,” said Alderman Tony McMurry. “I think it would be a good idea, but that is just my opinion,” said Alderman Brenda Essary. The board held their meeting at the Ross Building due to a leak found across the road from the fire department that the City of Adamsville is repairing and water is off for the fire hydrant and department. “Is anyone out of water?” asked Kennedy. There was only one vacant home known not to have water due to recent water leaks in the
community. “I spoke to Mayor David Leckner and he said they would be fixing all of our leaks,” said Alderman McMurray. Fire Chief Leland Alexander reported the $505,000 disaster grant for a new fire truck, a safe room and new bay for a fire truck’s bid package should be ready in the next couple of weeks. From July 2012 – June 2013 the department was paged out 41 times for emergency medical and fire calls. “We are hoping to start construction on the building before the fire truck arrives,” said Alexander. The board approved purchase of reflective hats for the firemen at a cost of $90 as well as the purchase of new tables and chairs for the department at a cost of approx $688. The fire department wants to recruit younger firemen to join. Mayor Kennedy was approved to renew his certification as a Certified Fire Chaplain under the Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains. “I am proud of it, and not many communities have one,” said Alderman Hershel Hollin. The chaplains are available to fire departments across the state in times of need. “It is well worth the money,” said Chief Alexander. Dues are $100 and require 16 hours of continued education annually. The Old Station Diner requested the city block off the street in front of their business for a grand opening. The board approved, and the mayor will call the sheriff’s department to attempt to secure a deputy on site for the event. The mayor reported necessary work on the city park had not been completed, and a couple of street lights were reported out for repair. The board voted to continue monthly meetings at the Ross Building.
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First man made spacecraft to enter interstellar space By Christen Coulon Managing Editor
We may be just months away from witnessing the first ever man-made object entering interstellar space. In 1977, the twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft were launched to explore Jupiter and Saturn. According to NASA, after the probes made a string of discoveries there, such as finding active volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io and detailing the intricacies of Saturn’s rings, the mission was extended. Voyager 2 went on to explore Uranus and Neptune and is still the only spacecraft to have visited those outer planets. Voyager 1 was sent to explore the outermost edge of the Sun’s domain and beyond. It is currently traversing through the outer edge of our solar system traveling at a speed of 38,000 miles per hour. Since its launch, the craft has traveled more than 11 billion miles and, according to new data, may be just a short time away from entering interstellar space. Voyager 1 and 2 are now in the “Heliosheath”--the outermost layer of the heliosphere where the solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas. Both spacecraft are still sending scientific information about their surroundings through the Deep Space Network. Signals from Voyager 1 take more than 34 hours to reach the earth, traveling at the speed of light. The data now suggests the spacecraft is closer to becoming the first human-made object to reach interstellar space. Details released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., support the idea that Voyager 1 has entered into a region called the magnetic highway, resulting in simultaneous observations of the highest rate so far of charged particles from outside heliosphere and the disappearance of charged particles from inside the heliosphere.
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Scientists believe they have seen two of the three signs of interstellar arrival they expected to see: charged particles disappearing as they zoom out along the solar magnetic field and cosmic rays from far outside zooming in. Scientists have not yet seen the third sign, an abrupt change in the direction of the magnetic field, which would indicate the presence of the interstellar magnetic field. “This strange, last region before interstellar space is coming into focus, thanks to Voyager 1, humankind’s most distant scout,” said Ed Stone, Voyager project scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. “If you looked at the cosmic ray and energetic particle data in isolation, you might think Voyager had reached interstellar space, but the team feels Voyager 1 has not yet gotten there because we are still within the domain of the Sun’s magnetic field.” Scientists do not know exactly how far Voyager 1 has to go to reach interstellar space. They estimate it could take several more months, or even years, to get there. The heliosphere extends at least 8 billion miles beyond all the planets in our solar system. It is dominated by the Sun’s magnetic field and an ionized wind expanding outward from the Sun. Outside the heliosphere, interstellar space is filled with matter from other stars and the magnetic field present in the nearby region of the Milky Way. The research published in the journal Science on June 27 focuses on observations made from May to September 2012 by Voyager 1’s cosmic ray, low-energy charged particle and magnetometer instruments, with some additional charged particle data obtained through April of this year. Its twin craft, Voyager 2, is about 9 billion miles from the Sun and still inside the heliosphere. Voyager 1 was about 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from the Sun Aug. 25 when it reached the magnetic highway, also known as the depletion region, and a connection to interstellar space. This region allows charged particles to travel into and out of the heliosphere along a smooth magnetic field line, instead of bouncing around in all directions as if trapped on local roads. For the first time in this region, scientists could detect low-energy cosmic rays that originate from dying stars. “We saw a dramatic and rapid disappearance of the solar-originating particles. They decreased in intensity by more than 1,000 times, as if there was a huge vacuum pump at the entrance ramp onto the magnetic highway,” said Stamatios Krimigis, the low-energy charged particle instrument’s principal investigator at the Johns Hopkins
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University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. “We have never witnessed such a decrease before, except when Voyager 1 exited the giant magnetosphere of Jupiter, some 34 years ago.” Other charged particle behavior observed by Voyager 1 also indicates the spacecraft still is in a region of transition to the interstellar medium. While crossing into the new region, the charged particles originating from the heliosphere that decreased most quickly were those shooting straightest along solar magnetic field lines. Particles moving perpendicular to the magnetic field did not decrease as quickly. However, cosmic rays moving along the field lines in the magnetic highway region were somewhat more populous than those moving perpendicular to the field. In interstellar space, the direction of the moving charged particles is not expected to matter. In the span of about 24 hours, the magnetic field originating from the Sun also began piling up, like cars backed up on a freeway exit ramp. But scientists were able to quantify that the magnetic field barely changed direction-by no more than 2 degrees.
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Volume 111, Number 08, Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Mcnairy voices What is your favorite thing about living in America?
By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
C. D. Rickman spoke to the McNairy County Historical Society’s May 28 meeting in Selmer on the Shiloh Civil War diary of Elsie Caroline Duncan Hurt. In part 2 of my article on his talk, the Civil War begins. “If you read Elsie’s diary, every day was a struggle,” Rickman said about the hardships during the Civil War. You would think they could just go outside and kill game, Rickman said. “You didn’t dare go outside of your cabin with a gun,” Rickman said. All of the guns were hidden in the woods. “You didn’t even have a gun in the house for protection,” Rickman said. The women in the house alone were defenseless against the Union troops and the Confederate raiders. “It wasn’t confined to one or the other. There were outlaw contingencies on each side...that took the law into their own hands,” Rickman explained. Tennessee is the only state where martial law was ever declared. Martial law removes all authority from any civil authority, Rickman said. “So suddenly, you’ve got no sheriff, nobody to even go to. If somebody wants to come in and rob you, they just come in and rob you,” Rickman said. East Tennessee and the eastern part of Middle Tennessee were Union sympathizers, but most West Tennesseans were Confederate sympathizers. The martial law was intended to remove all authority from the Confederate government, Rickman said. “They set up people in certain areas of the state that were supposed to be in charge of the law—they were supposed to be protecting people. Most of these people turned out to be bigger crooks than the guys that were supposed to be protecting people,” Rickman said. Elsie’s mother at first would not allow her brother to join the Confederate army, but she relented and he joined on Jan. 1, 1862. Her father then joined. This was common pattern, Rickman said. A son would join and then would be followed by his father. The only members of the family left at home were Elsie, her mother, two small children and a slave who served as a housekeeper. “They were here by themselves, having to fend for themselves,” Rickman said. Before her father left for war, he put eight barrels of flour and other things upstairs for safekeeping and buried a large box of hams in the garden and put a sweet potato bed on top of them. He boarded up the windows and put bars of hickory wood that dropped into iron slots for safety from within. “All of the men left everything as secure as they could to protect their homes and families,” Rickman said. Duncan built a foundation for a structure for his family to go for protection but left for war before he had time to finish it. “We were very lonesome with all the men gone to war,” Elsie wrote in her diary. Elsie kept the diary during the Civil War, then put it away. In later years, she typed it on an old typewriter. “Sometimes, it’s pretty hard to read,” Rickman said. The o didn’t work on it. “For Joe, she’s got Jae,” Rickman said. Elsie probably typed the diary in the early 1900s, while she was living in Memphis, Tenn. She wrote the diary when she was nine years old. “Folks back then were very literate,” Rickman said. The pages had fallen in a wall in the attic and when a subsequent owner tore out the wall, he found the pages. Rickman told the story of how H. P. Wood’s grandmother killed his grandfather, John Wood, with an ax in 1847. “All the kids say that he was pretty mean to her and the kids,” Rickman said. John went squirrel hunting one morning while Mahalia got the kids ready for school. When John came back, he had five or six squirrels. He threw them on the table and told Mahalia to clean and cook them. He was going to take a nap. She went out to the chopping block, using the ax to clean the squirrels. “The more she thinks about it, the madder she gets. I’m ad-libbing a bit. We don’t know what really happened. He came in and told her to cook them. As she studied on that ax, she decided she could find a better use for it, so she went in and really did a number on him, or so they say,” Rickman said. She took off in the bottom. William Wood, Peter Wood and his son, found out about it and went to the bottom to find her. “She was never seen again,” Rickman said. “My neighbor always said that on certain nights, you could hear her screaming in the woods. The tale was that they done away with her and dropped her in an old well... On that day, W. P., who was H. P.’s father, lost both his parents,” Rickman said. W. P. was about 15 years old when this happened.
Barbara Day (Selmer):
Brian Kiddy (Bethel Springs):
“The freedom and choices we have here.”
“Freedom, women, and TV.”
Elder Jerry Prather (Selmer): “Well, course I’m a preacher; so many different things, freedom of speech, equal rights, America believes in God. It’s got its pros and con, but we should in all things acknowledge God.”
Ricky Allen (Atlanta): “My mom and dad, without them, I wouldn’t be here.”
Summer Wilbanks (Selmer): “The people. America is exciting.”
Vicie McMahan (Bethel Springs): “Our freedom, mostly the freedom. We need more jobs, though...”
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“Getting back to the hardships that our people endured during the Civil War, we just cannot imagine. There is no possible way we can fathom the fear. Can you imagine the fear Elsie’s mother felt? We’re not talking about a fear that going to last for a few minutes. We’re talking about a fear that will last all the time—every day, all day long,” Rickman said. Elsie would get up at night and find her mother sitting by the fire because they were afraid to go to sleep. Once, Union troops came to their cabin looking for Elsie’s father. “They went to the point of actually getting physical with her mother, and she thought they were going to hang her mother,” Rickman said. Two of Burt Hayes raiders killed Jeff Ross’ father in Savannah, right in front of his fireplace. “There’s still a bullet lodged in front of the mantle,” Rickman said. After the war, the two crossing the Tennessee River at Pittsburgh Landing were shot from an ambush on the east bank of the river. “They suspect that it was Mr. Ross’ sons that did that,” Rickman said. “Elsie goes on to the end of the war where she talks about, ‘The flowers were blooming and the birds were singing as they built their nests as they did on that other fateful Sunday morning. With all the trouble, sorrow and death that was abroad in the land, there was nothing that could destroy our faith in God and love of the beauties of nature...We were all out in the yard when the mailrider brought the weekly mail. Then like lightning out of a clear sky, the news came that Lincoln was killed in cold blood by a ruthless murderer. There were a few old men
left at Shiloh and the vicinity. They were laughing, shaking hands and slapping each other on the back. The thought, like lots of the others, that he was killed in the interest of the South. My own father was rejoicing,’” Rickman said. “Oh, how could he rejoice over the death of that man of sorrow. It was too much for me. I felt as if my poor little heart would break,” the diary continues. Elsie’s mother’s reaction to the Lincoln assassination was the opposite of her father’s. “I went back in the house. Mother was sitting there. She looked so tired with her face so white and drawn. I felt so sorry for her, my beautiful mother. I began to wonder how much more she would have to bear. She too was sorry for the tragic death of a good man. I can understand men being killed in warfare, but just to walk up and kill a man in cold blood is against the laws of God and man,” Elsie wrote. Elsie commented on the changes wrought by years of war on the troops as they came back home. “The war was about over. Soon the boys came marching home. What a difference to what they were when they marched away. They were not conquered or whipped. They were worn out with the hardships and privations that they had gone through. They were full of courage. If they had been called back to arms, every man would have answered the bugle call. We were glad that the war was over, but we were sorry that we had lost the cause that so many brave men gave their lives for on the bloody battlefield,” she wrote. Read part three of my article on C. D. Rickman’s talk on Elsie Caroline Duncan Hurt’s diary as the Civil War ends and Reconstruction begins.
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 • 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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Rosetta King Mills
Rosetta King Mills was born October 8, 1934 in McNairy County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Tide and Eupha Price King. She was united in marriage to Dewey Eugene Mills on December 22, 1956. Mr. Mills preceded her in death on January 20, 1995. Mrs. Mills was an owner operator of Mills Grocery in Pocahontas, Tenn., and had worked in previous years at Brown Shoe, ITT, and Regency Sports Wear. She was a member of the Oak Grove Independent Methodist Church in Pocahontas, Tennessee. As a young child she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior, and her life had always epitomized the scripture. “I was glad when they said unto me; let us go to the house of the Lord.” She has always been very involved in her church. She attended Pocahontas First Baptist for many years and has such fond, treasured memories of the people she served with during her time as a member. When she left Pocahontas and moved her membership to Oak Grove Independent Methodist Church she fell in love with her new church family and they did her as well. When she fell sick, she regretted nothing more than being unable to attend services. Some of her favorite pastimes were working, spending time outdoors, watching Nathan play sports, and most of all singing at church. Everyone said she had a beautiful alto voice. Mrs. Mills departed this life on July 2, 2013 at the age of 78 years, 8 months, 24 days. She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Howell and husband James of Middleton, Tenn.; a son, Danny Mills and wife Kelly of Middleton, Tenn.; five grandchildren, James Nathan Howell of Middleton, Tenn., Jeremiah Howell and wife Kristy of Henderson, Tenn., Cullen Mills of Middleton, Tenn., Landon Mills of Middleton, Tenn.; Jason Howell of Oklahoma; a brother, Arnold King and wife Pherby of Corinth, MS; a sister, Ines Jones of Selmer, Tenn. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by a daughter, Infant Mills; and a brother, J.D. King. Services were held on July 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Independent Methodist Church in Middleton, Tennessee, with Bro. Brad Vuncannon, Bro. Terrell Gatewood officiating. Burial followed in the McCalips Chapel Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.
Lois Whitaker was born July 19, 1924 in Hardin County, Tenn., the daughter of the late David and Myrtle Hitchcock Fisher. She was united in marriage to J.C. Whitaker on March 22, 1944. Mr. Whitaker preceded her in death on August 14, 2010. Mrs. Whitaker was a housewife. She loved gardening, fishing, and then she would garden some more, you could tell from her beautiful flowers and yard. She was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church in Michie, Tenn. Mrs. Whitaker departed this life on July 2, 2013 in Michie, Tennessee at the age of 88 years, 11 months, 13 days. She is survived by a daughter, Sue Dills and husband John of Michie, Tenn.; three sons, Eddie Whitaker and wife Brenda of Lutts, Tenn., Jerry Whitaker of Athens, GA, Michael Whitaker and fiance Shelean of Newbern, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Celie Omeara, Wes Whitaker, Todd Whitaker, Kristin Key, Eric Whitaker, Anne Lacey Whitaker, Brooke Sanford, Anna Whitaker; 7 great grandchildren and 1 on the way. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Whitaker was preceded in death by three sisters, Delphia Fisher, Leata (Fisher) Moore, Evelyn Joyce Fisher. Services were held on July 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Lebanon United Methodist Church in Michie, Tennessee, with George Reed officiating. Burial followed in the Lebanon Cemetery at Michie, Tennessee.
Wayne Moore Robinson Wayne was the youngest child, and only son of Eva and Wilbur Robinson. Born in the Salem Community near Bethel Springs, he lived most of his life in Bethel Springs. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving as a Flight Engineer on a PBM aircraft. He later joined the USAF Reserve and retired as Staff Sergeant. Wayne was a very active member of the VFW, serving as Commander of his post. He worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation and later formed his own asphalt company paving driveways and small parking lots. Wayne loved bream fishing, poker, bridge and cribbage. He was more at home on his mower than at the movies! He loved basketball, cheering for the MSU Tigers and coaching Pee Wee Teams. He loved animals, enjoying the company of his border collies, raising cows, and especially caring for his recuperating white tail fawn Precious. He was preceded in death by his parents and two of his sisters, Etta Jones and Joy Cox. Left to miss him is his sister, Maxine Carroll; his wife, Barbara; his children, John Robinson, Julie Westmoreland and husband Fred, and Adam Robinson and his wife Ina; grandchildren, Toby and Alex Reeves, Abby Westmoreland, Anna and Erin Robinson. He was a member of the Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church. Services and interment were held on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the farm at the residence in Bethel Springs, Tennessee with Adam Robinson, Gary Anderson, Robert Henry officiating. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer in charge of arrangements. Guestbook may be signed at www.shackelfordfuneraldirectors.com Pallbearers were Alex Reeves, Toby Reeves, Adam Robinson, Gary Robinson, James Robinson, Ralph Robinson, Dale Walker, Fred Westmoreland, Rob Carroll. Memorials may be made to the Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 116, Bethel Springs, TN 38315 or to a charity of individual choice.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/22-inspirational-bible-verses/#ixzz2XufFcoQX
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In Loving Memory of Beverly G. Moore July 11, 1955 - August 13, 1998 I think about you oftenDo others do the same? Or are you just a memory, til someone calls your name. I think about you oftenWonder what your life would be? I’ll keep the hope in knowing, your smiling face I’ll one day see. I think about you oftenHAPPY BIRTHDAY Mama dear; Even though you’re gone, so far away I still feel your love so very near. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA. We Love You, and Miss you very much.
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James David Donahoe James David Donahoe was born October 22, 1959 in Memphis, Tenn., the son of the late Billy Joe and Mary Zilphia Moore Donahoe. He was united in marriage to Suzy Webb on July 25, 2008. He was a Service Tech for Derryberry Heating and Air. David was kind to everyone he made contact with. He never met a stranger. He was a hard worker and enjoyed helping people. David departed this life on July 6, 2013 at his home in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 53 years, 8 months, 14 days. He is survived by his wife Suzy Webb Donahoe of Selmer, Tenn.; two daughters, Jimi Tapp of Selmer, Tenn., Leah Donahoe of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Brian Donahoe and wife Christy of Memphis, Tenn., Wesley Donahoe and wife Emily of Moscow, ID, Willie Tapp of Clarksville, Tenn.; a brother, Keith “Duffy” Donahoe and wife Tracy of Selmer, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Gibson, Samantha, Shelby and Eric; and his in-laws, Jim and Hilda Webb of Bruce, MS. In addition to his parents, Mr. Donahoe was preceded in death by his first wife on July 3, 1994, Abigail Donahoe; two sisters, Mary Faye and Billie Kaye; and an Infant brother. No services, per family request. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer, Tenn. (731)645-3481.
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Your Favorite Daddy I shall not pass through this world but once, Any good therefore I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, For I shall not pass this way again. You been gone 9 months Dad You would turn 50 Friday Memories of you are happy, not sad You were the most big hearted and giving person ever! Nothing but God’s love could outbeat your love for others. You liked good, not bad. You loved to joke and play pranks to make people happy. Your last words - Have love, kindness, forgiveness, for one another. Your family, friends and neighbors miss you You’re with your Heavenly Father now The Great Spirit in the Sky (your song) You’ve met that friend, Jesus Christ now, And we’ll see you when we get there. P.S. Daddy, I made it, your only daughter is a 2013 graduate, you’d be so proud of me. So ‘Fly High Daddy!’ We all love you and tell Aunt Donna hello. Your daughter and family Brandi Lyn Gray
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community events • Sulphur Springs Fish Fry Cancelled Sulphur Springs Fire Department fish fry will be cancelled for the months of July and August. 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. • Free Photoshop On Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. there will be a FREE Photoshop instruction by Joseph Romans in the theater at the Latta Building across from the courthouse. Brought to you by AiM and Shiloh Eagle Photographers. Laptops welcome. No registration necessary, casual come and go.
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Emily RayAnn Kennedy & Phillip Henry Davis
Kennedy - Davis David and Donna Kennedy of Selmer, Tennessee, are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily RayAnn to Phillip Henry Davis, son of Vicki Bain of Glen, Mississippi and Teddy and Jayme Davis of Iuka, Mississippi. Emily is the granddaughter of Ray and Barbara Wood of Counce, Tennessee and Etta Kennedy and the late Bob Kennedy of Selmer, Tennessee. She is a 2012 graduate of McNairy Central High School and is currently attending the University of Tennessee Martin. Phillip is the grandson of Sue Bain and the late Billy Bain of Glen, Mississippi, the late Leon Davis and the late Chester and Betty Lowrey of Iuka, Mississippi and Jim and Kay Perkins of Iuka, Mississippi. He is a 2008 graduate of Tishomingo County High School and a 2011 graduate of Itawamba Community College with a Physical Therapy Assistant Technology degree. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church in Selmer, Tennessee. Family and friends are invited to attend the wedding and reception which will follow in the church fellowship hall.
church events July 7-11 • West Shiloh Baptist Church VBS It’s Vacation Bible School time at West Shiloh Baptist Church located at 282 West Shiloh Church Road in Stantonville, Tenn. Come join us as we experience the thrill and excitement of a day at the park! Children ages 4 years through 6th grade are admitted free from Sunday, July 7 thru Thursday, July 11, 2013, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. nightly. Grab your tickets and head on over to Colossal Coaster World! For more information contact Debbie Qualls at 731-607-4806. Colossal Coaster World will be an event to remember! July 13 • Benefit for Jerry Forsythe A benefit for Jerry Forsythe of Michie, Tenn. will be held Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Crazy K Ranch, Michie, Tenn. at the small event center. Please bring the family out to enjoy our barbecue, auction, walkathon, indoor garage sale, bike run, live entertainment and t-shirts! Jerry has stage 4 lung cancer. Monetary donations are also being accepted at BancorpSouth in Selmer.
July 14 • Riverview Baptist Church Gospel Singing Riverview Baptist Church will host The Barnetts and the Joylanders on Sunday night, July 14 at 6 p.m. Join us for a great night of gospel music with two of the most talented families in West Tenn. Riverview Baptist is located at 269 Wayne Road, Savannah. July 14-17 • Gospel Meeting Adamsville Church of Christ will have a gospel meeting July 14-17 with Winford Claiborne as speaker. Sunday services: 9:30 Bible Class, 10:30 Worship and 7:30 Evening Worship. Monday-Wednesday 7 p.m. Everyone invited. • Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist Church Revival A revival at Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist Church will be held July 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2013. Church is located on Tommy Sanders Road, near Stantonville, Tenn. Services will be Sunday night 6 p.m. with Bro. Camryn Eaton; Monday night 7 p.m. with Bro. Rickey Mitchell; Tuesday night 7 p.m. with Bro. Tony Polk; Wednesday night 7
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p.m. with Bro. Daniel Holt. Special singing each night. Everyone welcome. Pastor Bro. Daniel Holt. For more information, call 6324732 or see Jerry Whitten. July 15-19 • “Heartbeat Hospital” VBS Forty Forks Forty Forks Baptist Church will be having a “Heartbeat Hospital” Vacation Bible School beginning July 15 - 19. The church is located 672 Ed Barham Road, Bethel Springs, Tenn. Come out to The Forks and have fun getting your heart checked out. The children are in for a fun VBS this year. Age groups are K-6th grade. Bro. Randy Smith, pastor. Call 731-934-7457, 610-1716, 901-8260443, for more info. or ride. July 15-19 • FaithPointe Church VBS FaithPointe Church will have their Vacation Bible School beginning July 15 - 19 from 6 until 9 p.m.. This year’s Kingdom Rock VBS 2013 will feature fun on Friday, July 19 with party jumpers and free hotdogs. On Super Sunday, July 21st kid’s service will begin at 10:30 a.m. FaithPointe
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McNairy County Board of Education will meet in regular session Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Selmer Courthouse. Not your ordinary Flea Market / Antique Mall
Beat the Christmas rush and shop with us at Jesus Cares Thrift Store, 137 W. Court Ave., Selmer, Tenn. throughout the month of July! For more information call (731) 646-2600. Saturday, July 13th at Jesus Cares 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 Co.
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Brown - Lankford wed Katie Brown and Bo Lankford, both of Selmer, were united in marriage on Saturday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the home of the bride’s parents. The bride is the daughter of Bobby and Laurie Brown of Stantonville and the granddaughter of Peggy Sills and the late Murray Sills of Silver Creek, MS. The groom is the son of Cheryl Dawson of Selmer, and the late Clymith Buford Lankford, Jr. The bride wore a strapless ivory ball gown with a ruffled organza underlay, featuring a jewel embellished waistband and chapel train and carried a bouquet of ivory daisies, hydrangeas and blue roses. The bride arrived to the wedding in a horse drawn wagon and then was escorted by her father down an aisle lined with mason jars filled with white daisies and yellow wildflowers atop tree trunks. Crystal Adams served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Katerina Bryant, Sarah Knipp and Hailey Plunk, cousin of the bride. Each wore sleeveless malibu blue cocktail dresses, western boots and carried bouquets of white daisies, miniature sunflowers and yellow and pink gerber daisies. The groom, dressed in an ivory shirt, malibu blue tie and denim jeans, stood beneath a beautiful tree with blue and clear mason jar lanterns hanging from above, which served as the backdrop for this outside wedding. Standing as Best Man was Robert Roemer, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Ryan Rhea, Ricky Knipp and Cody Lankford, brother of the groom. Serving as ring bearer was Landin Lankford, son of the groom. All were dressed in malibu blue shirts and jeans. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Bro. Danny Rowland. A backyard barbeque reception followed. The couple will honeymoon in Panama City Beach. The couple will reside in Selmer.
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Honor your parents By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor
Anthony and Patricia Huggins enjoy a delicious meal outside the McNairy County Health Care facility.
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Church is located at 440 Highway 64. For more information call 731-6324999 ext. 12. July 21 - 24 • Finger First Baptist Revival Finger Baptist Church Revival will begin July 21-24 with speaker Ronnie Sells. Revival kicks off Sunday morning, July 21st at 11 a.m. worship service. Sunday night at 5 p.m. runs through the 22nd, 23rd, 24th at 7 p.m. Closes with fellowship meal after Wednesday night services. July 22-24 • Bethel Springs Church of Christ VBS The Bethel Springs Church of Christ is hosting a VBS for ages 2 years through 6th grade. There will also be an adult/
teen class. The theme is “Seeking the Wisdom of God,” and will focus on lessons from Biblical Kings Saul, Solomon, and Reheboam, as well as our own (fictional) King Billy Bob of Bethel Springs. The event will take place Monday July 22 through Wednesday July 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The church building is located at 4487 Main Street in Bethel Springs. For more information call 731-610-3667. July 29 - August 1 • VBS for Solitude Free Will Postponed The Vacation Bible School 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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• Purdy Community Center Dance Purdy Community Center Dance July 13, 2013, Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. No dance July 6, 2013. Come enjoy food, fun, dancing two step, line dancing, square dancing, with Ronnie Whitten and Company. With door prizes give away. See you there folks! • Tractor Show The Tennessee Old Iron Club has announced that a tractor show will be held on Saturday, July 13 at Tractor Supply in Savannah. This is a special show and old tractors and equipment lovers are invited to participate. Restored and unrestored tractors will be the order of the day. Dates for shows at
Saltillo and Enville will be announced soon. The shows are well attended and feature a lot of old tractors and equipment. Dickie Meek is the coordinator of the Old Iron Club. July 16 • Prospect Cemetery Upkeep Meeting There will be an emergency meeting regarding the upkeep of Prospect Cemetery on Tuesday night July 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall of Union Grove United Methodist Church. Anyone with family members buried at Prospect Cemetery should plan to attend this very important meeting. July 18 • Retired Teachers meeting The McNairy County Retired Teachers will meet July 18, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Selmer at 2 p.m. Russell Ingle will be our speaker. We want to extend a special invitation to “new retirees” to attend and find out what our organization has to offer. Members are asked to bring a finger food for our fellowship
Ross family holds reunion in Guys
The more than 100 members of the Ross family gathered last Sunday in Guys at the community center for a family reunion. The family has held annual reunions for more than 38 years, however, they only recently moved the celebration to the Guys area in 2010.
• AiM Photo Contest Exhibit Saturday, July 13, 2-4 p.m. an opening reception for AiM Photo Contest Exhibit in the Latta Gallery across from the courthouse. Open to everyone. There will be refreshments. See work by participants and winners of over $500 in prizes.
In the Bible, it tells us to honor our father and mother for a long life. As I look at the folks who live in our home, I think there are some good folks here who must have honored their parents. Honor is a word we don’t hear a lot anymore. Our parents are our history and an ever-present part of our future. If you still have your parents you are very blessed. If you have good memories of your parents, you too are blessed. Anthony and Patricia Ann Huggins live in our home, and they are the parents of Wade Huggins. Mr. Anthony is known to most of us as Pop, a kind man with a great smile, and he and his wife Ann are some of our greatest folks. They attend activities, especially on the days we play Bingo. They also come down when Mr. Wayne Jerrolds is in the
house. Mrs. Ann is a very active lady who enjoys Facebook and keeping up with all of her friends. So if you don’t think of the folks in our home as still being very active, well, you don’t know the people who live inside our walls. Wade and his wife Melba and their sons come to visit Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Ann often, and as far as I am concerned, there is no greater way to honor your parents than spending time with them. Spend time with your parents, if you still have the honor of doing so. I used to love the lazy Sunday afternoons when my Mom and Dad would sit on the porch and tell about their childhood—the funny stories that have shaped you and them into a family. Time moves on, and I know we all live in a busy world, but don’t be too busy to learn all you can from your parents. Until next time.
time. If you feel led to do so, bring canned goods to donate to those in need through the Carl Perkins Center.
sored by the McNairy County Community Advisory Board, United Healthcare and Bluecare Tennessee.
July 19 - 20 • Harris Reunion The 68th Harris Reunion will be held at Adamsville Senior Citizen’s Center in Adamsville, Tenn. on July 19-20. Friday night meet and greet at 4 p.m. with sandwiches, chips/dips, desserts, etc. Saturday breakfast at 8 a.m., potluck lunch at 12 noon. Business meeting at 2 p.m. Supper fish fry at 6 p.m. Please make plans to attend the 2013 Harris Reunion. Any questions call 632-5308 or 632-0740.
• NAACP meeting Saturday, July 20 McNairy County Branch of NAACP meeting will be at the McNairy Co. Alumni Community Center at 10 a.m. The center is located at 500 Lipford Road, Selmer, Tenn. 38375. The Alumni will hold its monthly meeting also. We need everyone to come as our Annual School Reunion is approaching. Time approximately 11:30 a.m.
July 20 • Back to School Fest A free Back to School Fest will be held on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon at the Selmer Community Center, 230 North Fifth Street, Selmer. This is for kids, parents and families. There will be a school supply giveaway (basic school supplies to all school age children while supplies last) Adult must accompany child. Free food and drinks will be on hand. Spon-
• Everyone’s A Princess The “Everyone’s A Princess” pageant gives all “special needs” girls a chance to sparkle. The pageant will be held July 20th at 6:00 at the Selmer Civic Center. Hair and make up will be done for the girls starting at 4:00 by Salon Elite. The pageant is Sunday attire. The ages are 0-21. The cost will be $4 at the door for everyone. Contestants get in free. Since everyone is a princess, everyone gets a crown. For more information or forms, call Brooke at 731-439-3624 or email,
firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds go to the Special Needs Athletics. July 24 • Diabetes Program UT Extension and McNairy County Health Department are partnering to offer you a program to help you learn to be a diabetes self-manager. This is a skill-building program designed for persons with diabetes or their family members. This class is being offered every Wednesday at the McNairy County Health Dept. at 10:00 a.m. This program is for 6 classes, begins July 24 and concludes August 28. For questions or to register please contact the Health Dept. at 731-645-3474 ext. 122. July 29 • McNairy County Animal Shelter - Friends Please join us at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 29th at the Adamsville Senior Center, 408 Park at Walnut for a silent auction to benefit our cause. Door prizes to be awarded. Soft drinks will be served. October 5-13 • New England Fall Foliage Tour Explore the abundant
charm of New England in the fall as we visit Vermont and New Hampshire along its winding backroads. Admire the scenic splendor of New Hamshire’s White Mountains during a drive along the Kancamagus Highway, take a scenic cruise on Lake Champaign, enjoy lunch and a tour of the Trapp Family Resort in Stowe, Vermont, take a scenic cruise on Lake Winnipesakee, have lunch and a tour of Castle in the Clouds, and much more. Tour will include transportation by deluxe motorcoach, eight nights lodging, 17 meals, two river cruises, and more. For detailed itinerary and pricing contact Cindy Thrasher, McNairy County Senior Center, 731-632-0302. October 7-13 • Pennsylvania Tour Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a swonderful 7 day, 6 night trip Oct. 7-13, 2013 to Pennsylvania. A $100 deposit is due by July 25, 2013 with final payment by September 6th. For more information contact Hollie Knight at 731-645-7843.
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magine that you are a member of the typical McNairy County family heading out West on a family vacation. It’s the summer of 1950. Think American Graffiti, but Tennessee style. Mom and Dad are in the front seat and the kids are in back, fidgeting and already asking, “Are we there yet?” even though you are just rolling into Memphis on the first leg of your journey, a mere two hours from home. Dad turns up the volume on the car radio and begins scanning the dial for something— anything—to keep the kids occupied. Pretty soon he lands on WHBQ, where a smoking guitar lick practically vibrates the flimsy car speakers to shreds. B.B. King wails out a questionable lyric, “Waaaaaoooooo, it’s three o’clock in the morning, baby…” Suddenly the kids are quiet. Mom is tapping her toes and Dad gets a puzzled look on his face. Who knew that WHBQ even played that sort of thing? In fact, WHBQ had only recently begun programming “that sort of thing.” Determined to emulate the success of WDIA, who first began attracting Memphis’ black audiences with African American deejays and solid R&B programming, WHBQ was straddling a fine line. The airwaves were not yet integrated, but they wanted the best of both worlds. How could they draw in the African American listeners without alienating their white audiences and advertisers? It was a dicey business in the still-segregated South. At first, WHBQ hired a baritone voiced radio announcer cut from the same mold as all the other squeaky clean, generic radio voices of the day. He might just as well have been announcing for the Lawrence Welk hour. They programmed it just like any other radio show and played a few rhythm and blues records when WDIA went off the air at sundown. It was a flop of epic proportions. Nobody was listening, so they went back to the drawing board. The solution they stumbled across would forever change the history of broadcasting and the music industry. Before B.B. can finish his song, “Three O’clock Blues,” a manic, hillbilly deejay breaks in over the top of the music. “Deegaw!” he shouts. He tells a crude joke, which couldn’t possibly be less offensive than whatever B.B. had in mind at three o’clock in the morning. His rapid‐fire delivery with a deep‐fried, Southern drawl is hysterical, as he improvises his way through a Falstaff Beer commercial concluding with, “If you can’t drink it, freeze it and eat it! And don’t forget to tell ‘em Phillips sent ya!” The kids are rolling with laughter, and mom is gaping at the dashboard as if she’s just seen a ghost. “Good heavens,” she shouts, “that’s Dewey! I sat next to that clown in English class!” Dad instinctively reaches for the radio dial but the kids groan, “Awwww, Pop! Don’t turn it! We want to hear Daddy O Dewey!” Mom and Dad aren’t sure what to think, but they know two things for certain: 1) Dewey Phillips has come a long way from Adamsville High School; 2) They’ve never heard anything quite like him before. Nobody had. While the scene just described is imaginary, it is based in fact, and many families across the Midsouth experienced something very much like it. Daddy‐O Dewey Phillips of Adamsville was the voice of a pivotal postwar American generation, and it is not stretching the point to say, the world has never been quite the same since he first appeared on the scene. In 1948, after a brief stint in the military, Dewey Phillips moved from his McNairy County home to Memphis, looking for a job—any job thay would have him in the music industry. As close as he could come without any professional experience was selling records at Grant’s Department Store on Main Street in downtown. Undeterred by such a humble start, Phillips talked the store manager into letting him put loud speakers on the street to play his favorite records. As a music fan, he had a keen ear for the best tracks from the very beginning, and it wasn’t long before he had a microphone patched into the system, doing his routine for passersby while hawking the latest releases—mostly what was then called “race music.” Record sales soared and crowds began gathering outside Grant’s just to hear Dewey do his thing. He was a hit. Meanwhile, WHBQ was in a quandary about how to manage their floundering experiment with R&B radio programming. They decided to take a chance on Dewey. They worried about his lack of polish as an announcer. They worried about his unapologetic irreverence in front of the microphone. They worried about how his white boy, corn‐pone persona would play with black My father loved McNairy County and loved Adamsville. listeners. They worried about ofHe had the privilege of introducing a lot of these rock ’n’ roll fending white audiences and advertisers. They worried that words records, and it was his honor to do that...Our family really like “deegaw” might be subversive appreciates the acknowledgement he has received. I wish he or worse yet, dirty. To be sure, all these worries were well founded, could’ve been here to accept the award himself. but the listeners loved Dewey im-Jerry Phillips, son of Dewey Phillips mediately. To everyone’s surprise, except Dewey’s, the ratings of his Red, Hot, and Blue program sky-
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rocketed. It went from a 15 minute show to an hour‐long show in a matter of months—then it was two hours, then three. The audiences just couldn’t get enough of Daddy O Dewey, as he came to be known. The popularity of the show and its eccentric host were enough to quiet the fears of most advertisers. Dewey had a golden touch. The station appointed “babysitters” to help curb some of Dewey’s more sensational on air antics, and Red, Hot, and Blue was a runaway success beyond the management’s wildest dreams. They had one of the hottest shows in radio history on their hands, but there was something else going on—something they couldn’t have anticipated. While it was geared toward African American audiences, the station quickly became aware that Red, Hot and Blue was attracting a younger demographic. Kids, both black and white, were tuning in to hear Daddy O Dewey Phillips. They loved the music, and they loved his show. The records Phillips played became bestsellers all around the Midsouth, and the catch phrases he used on the air could be heard everywhere around town. Suddenly, white kids were openly buying “race music” at the record stores, and black kids were quoting a hillbilly deejay from McNairy County. The social landscape was shifting underfoot, and Dewey Phillips was at the center of a small cultural revolution which was quickly gaining momentum. Prior to the height of the civil rights movement, not everyone thought all of this was a good sign, but Dewey really didn’t care. He was, by then, a regular at many of the Beale Street clubs, where he was welcomed by black artists and audiences alike as a champion of the integrated airwaves. Beale was incredibly fertile ground, and Dewey befriended and played the records of many of the artists he met there. He had an incredible ear for talent and gave equal air time to any record that made the cut. There were only two kinds of music with Dewey: the kind worth listening to and the other kind. On any given show, you might hear an eclectic mix of Hank Williams, B.B. King, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Howlin’ Wolf, Hank Snow, Muddy Waters, Patti Page and Fats Domino. Dewey didn’t see people or music in terms of race, and the favor was usually returned. Perhaps legendary Memphis entertainer, Rufus Thomas, said it best when he observed, “Dewey had no color.” Little did anyone know, everything was about to change. Another of Dewey’s fans and friends was a little known Union Avenue record producer named Sam Phillips. Sam had just cut a track with a 19-year-old Memphis truck driver, and he wanted Dewey to hear it. Dewey was uncharacteristically quiet and contemplative as he listened to the record, but definitely wanted two copies to play on the show. The next day, he dropped the needle on Elvis Presley’s “That’s Alright (Mama),” and the Phillips boys stepped into history. Dewey had just introduced the world to the music of Elvis Presley, and later that same day, he introduced Elvis Presley to the world through his first on air interview. In the course of the discussion, he slyly asked Elvis to provide some biographical information. When the unsuspecting young artist revealed that he had attended Humes High, an all white school, it was the dawn of a new era in popular music. You see, most of the listening audience assumed that Elvis was a black artist. If the social landscape had been slowly shifting under Dewey Phillip’s influence, this was an earthquake. Phillips went on to debut the recordings of other Sun artists such as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. He interviewed, broadcasted and molded the careers of countless others, both black and white. The list reads like a who’s who of mid-twentieth century popular music, making him one of the most influential figures in the history of American broadcasting. While Cleveland deejay Alan Freed was still playing classical music on the radio, Dewey Phillips was broadcasting R&B tunes to a largely segregated society across the Midsouth. Before Dick Clark and American Bandstand, Dewey Phillips was the first to introduce television audiences to R&B and Rock and Roll, through his groundbreaking WHBQ show, Pop Shop. Perhaps the most famous radio personality in history, Wolfman Jack, was eleven years old when Dewey first went on the air. All of these owe a great debt to the groundbreaking efforts of Dewey Phillips. To say he was a pioneer would be a gross understatement. In the ten years between 1950 and 1960, Dewey Phillips virtually invented what it meant to be an American broadcast personality. As if all this were not enough, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Memphis, is based on the career of none other than Dewey Phillips. Though the musical may take some artistic license with Phillips’ personal life, it is spot‐on when it comes to his attitudes about the power of music to elevate people and transcend hatred. Phillips believed that music was a great equalizer. He thought a good song—and for that matter, the artist who made it—should be judged on its own merits instead of preconceived notions of race or social order. This simple conviction was maintained under considerable social pressure and often at great personal expense, but he always stuck to his guns. Because of it, Dewey Phillips helped change hearts and minds, and in so doing, the very course of American music and culture. It’s probably true that Dewey never thought too much about all of this. He was just being Dewey. But in the end, being Dewey was enough.
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It’s almost football time in Tennessee By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
It is almost that magical time of year when many of us in West Tennessee get a little rowdy toward the weekends. Football season is almost here. Every fall, almost every member in this community starts getting excited and the anticipation starts. It normally begins with talking about last season. The set backs, the awesome plays, the horrible refs that we will probably get again this year, and the changes that are going to be made this year. On the professional level, we look at the Titans to see how the draft picks are doing, who we picked up in the free agent market, and whether that quarterback will be able to play the level we want him to. On the college side of the ball, this is where the conversation can get really heated. Fans from teams all around the South Eastern Conference live here in this community, and it can be a touchy subject talking bad about another’s team. Looking at the Volunteers, it is the same story we have seen the last few years. A new coach, a strong recruiting class and tons of potential, but can they live up to the hype and the pressure that we put them under? This year’s Tennessee team will be one to watch, but who knows how the ball might fall?
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‘This one counts’ MLB’S All-Stars By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
It is that time of year once again. The votes are in, the rosters are almost finalized and it is time for the midsummer classic. Major League Baseball’s All-Star game has been a tradition since the early 1930’s and has been a source of league pride ever since. Originally the game was only played for bragging rights, since the two leagues did not play each other in the regular season. Since then, and with the introduction of inter-league play, the game has lost some of its importance. Many of the players began to choose not to participate for fear of injury, and others simply did not play as hard because the game had no meaning. Changes have been made to make the game more exciting and so that it would have an impact on the rest of
the season. Going with the theme “This one counts,” the MLB now gives home field advantage in the World Series to the winner of the mid-season showdown. Is home field advantage really that big of a deal? The answer is simply yes. Yes, it does. If the series is extended past the minimum of four games, it can be a big advantage being able to play those important and exciting games at home. The fans have more influence on these games than they realize. Although it is the American League who has dominated the game over the past decade, it is the National League, who has won the last three All-Star games in a row and holds the overall lead 43-38. This year looks to be exciting, with the veterans still playing to form and the young guys coming in and changing the game as we know it. This should be good.
Catch of the Week
Roger Kiddy stands with his 25 lb., white catfish. It was caught on July 3rd, while fishing on the Tennessee River.
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Beware the summer heat By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer Summer time is here in full force, and the heat is turning up. This is a time to be concerned about anyone who may be outside. Heat is one of those silent killers that many of us forget about, and during this time of year when most of us are outside it is something that we need to be aware of in order to be safe during these hot months. During these hot months, especially in this area where the humidity is also high, the body’s ability to cool itself is greatly affected. When a person heats up too rapidly, the body is unable to cool itself off in the proper way. That combined with too much fluid loss due to inadequate hydration, can cause heat related illness. Some of these heat related illnesses include heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or even heat stroke. With the heat cramps, which is the
lesser of the three, most of the time simply drinking water and getting in a cool place to allow the body to cool down is the best first aid for the situation. With the others, however, they can be much more serious and require more medical attention. Heat exhaustion is a more serious matter than heat cramps, but it is still early enough that a person can take the proper steps and avoid a very serious problem. When looking for heat exhaustion, you can look for the following signs: heavy sweating, weakness, cool pale skin, weak pulse, possible muscle cramps, dizziness, nausea and vomiting and fainting. But, it is possible to still have a normal body temperature. If you witness these symptoms in a person, it is again best to get the victim into a cooler environment and work on getting the body temperature down. You should also remove or loosen the victims clothing and apply
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Coaches Corner: Coach Rennard Woodmore By Brian Azevedo
others, but one thing for sure is that he will be giving one hundred percent all year long.
Coach Rennard Woodmore is getting ready for his seventh year at Adamsville High School, and he has plans for the future. Coach Woodmore came to Adamsville after playing baseball in college and really brought a charge to both the football and baseball programs at the school. “I had goals set for my career,” said Woodmore. “It took a lot of hard work and the help from some great players, but today some of those goals have been met.” Woodmore, who is the defensive coordinator for Adamsville, has had state championship experience when he was in high school. Now he looks to help move the Cardinals into that same class and bring home a state title to McNairy County. “We got to the game last year,” said Woodmore. “That gave us all the motivation we need to get there again. The players and coaching staff all know what it takes to play at that level, and we are determined to make it back and finish what we started.” This spring will also be Woodmore’s second season as head coach of the Adamsville baseball team. Woodmore saw his first season with the team end in the district tournament, but only losing two seniors they should be better this season. “We have a lot of players coming back on the baseball field,” said Woodmore. “We are looking to improve on what we did last season. We have to hit better situationally and get in the weight room to be better prepared for our tough district.” Woodmore has met some goals and is still chasing
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Sundolls take home Tennessee state title
Local athletes bring championship to McNairy County
The Sundolls Softball team won the Tennessee USSSA 12U Fastpitch State Tournament held in Collierville on June 29th and 30th. The members are (as shown in picture L-R) Back Row: Bailey Phillips, Anabelle Whitaker, Brianna Barnes, Presley Tice, Tori York, Ashlynne Clift. Front Row: Allie King, Megan Hodum, Brylee Kate Duncan, Paige Mask.
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Trevor Ferrell holds his 10lb, 23 1/2 inch long bass caught in McNairy County.
Greg Mills caught this 27 pound catfish at the Pickwick dam last week. He was using a yellow tail minna while bumping bottom right in front of the boils. Greg Mills is married to Brenda and has 3 children and 4 grandchildren who all live in McNairy County.
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MLB Season Standings American League East W/L Boston 54-36 Tampa Bay 49-40 Baltimore 49-40 New York 48-40 Toronto 43-45
GB 4.5 4.5 5 10
Central W/L Detroit 48-39 Cleveland 46-42 Kansas City 41-44 Minnesota 37-48 Chicago 34-51
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West Oakland Texas LA Angles Seattle Houston
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The Adamsville Football program will be hosting their annual Twilight Golf Tournament, Wednesday July 26, at 5 p.m. The entry fee will be $62.50 per person or $250 for a team. Dinner will be provided after the first nine holes, and cash prizes will be available. Amounts will vary on the number of participants. Bring your own team or get paired up with other members. Everyone must sign up before July 22 in order to purchase enough twilight golf balls. For more information contact Ray Scott at 731-632-0678 or Coach Brandon Gray at 731926-5222.
The Ram Rodeo Series is riding through Savannah, Tenn., July 12-13 to sponsor the Buckin’ on the River Pro Rodeo. The rodeo will take place at 8 p.m. at the Hardin County Fairgrounds.
Jerry “The King” Lawler returns to Selmer July 13 for a Royal Homecoming at the Selmer Jaycees Building ! Direct from WWE’s Monday Night Raw, Tennessee wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler will be making a rare visit this July 13 in Selmer, Tenn. at the Selmer Jaycees building. There is a huge night of wrestling slated to begin at 7:30 pm. Lawler is set to confront former NWA World Champion The Colo-
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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.
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caution in moving victims, and do not give the victims fluids. Wait until emergency personnel arrive. Playing sports and strenuous activity outside are two of the main causes of heat related illness, but those are not the only causes. Simply leaving a child or pet in the car while going into the store can result in serious problems. According to the National Weather Service, with an outside temperature of 80 degrees, the inside of a vehicle can reach up to 123 degrees in just an hour of elapsed time. We always have to be aware of this danger and never leave pets or children in vehicles. Stay cool, take breaks, and watch out for each other, and we will be able to make it though another hot Tennessee summer without injury or worse.
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rado Kid Mike Rapada as the headline attraction. Rapada is currently wrestling under the moniker of “The Joker.” This will be a great opportunity to come and see Jerry and have a chance to visit with Lawler since suffering a heart attack live on RAW last year. Since then, Lawler has made a full recovery and is back traveling a full time schedule again. A legendary Memphis wrestling star, Lawler has sold out more arenas throughout the mid south than any other wrestler. Also featured on this big night of action is US Heavyweight Champion Matt Boyce defending his title against the number one contender, Sexy C. Area favorite Steve O will collide with Zack Hartnell, and Super Brown will meet Dell Tucker. Plus two more matches. “This is the biggest show we have ever brought to Selmer,” said Promoter Bert Prentice. “With the air conditioned Jaycees Building and the atmosphere in there, it has that old time wrestling arena feel. It is just something special”. Advance tickets are available at B&B Auto Sales in Selmer. USA Wrestling is well known for being the most family friendly wrestling company in the mid south. Lawler will be signing autographs and meeting fans during the evening as well.
summer heat cool wet cloths directly to the skin. Offer the victim water, but if nausea and vomiting continue seek immediate medical attention. Heat stroke can be a very deadly situation if you do not know what to look for. An altered mental state, possible throbbing headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, shallow breathing, high body temperature (106 degrees or higher), hot dry skin, rapid pulse, and possible unconsciousness are all symptoms of a heat stroke. If a person is showing any or all of these symptoms, immediate medical attention is required. If waiting on emergency personnel to arrive, there are steps to take to help prevent permanent damage. Move the victim to a cooler air-conditioned environment and reduce the body temperature with a water mister and a fan or sponging. Use extreme
The Adamsville Football team will be having an Endzone Club meeting on July 15, at 6 p.m. at Adamsville High School. Anyone who wants to help or be a part of the football program is invited to attend.
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By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
Nowadays, there is nothing that our smart phones cannot do. Now they can even help you become a better fisherman. Most of us know that when it comes to fishing, conditions are everything. The water levels, water temperature, bait fish present, Ph levels everything matters. Well, now there is an app available on iPhone and Android that will help answer some of those questions. By downloading the new app from the Tennessee Valley Authority, any fisherman can get all the information on any lake in the TVA system. Barkley, Bear Creak, Wilson, Wolf Creek, and yes Pickwick are all constantly updated with water levels from both sides of the dams, and average discharge of water which directly influences how strong the current will be all throughout the river. This is a free app offered by the TVA, and it is something that every fisherman in the state should have in their “tackle box” before going after those record setting fish.
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Tennessee needs your help finding fish By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
People are always looking for an edge. Any information that they can get their hands on to make their chances better on the lake, they will take it. Fishermen have long relied on word of mouth to know where the fish are, what they are biting and the conditions on the lakes and rivers. Well, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and their B.I.T.E (Bass Information from Tournament Entries) program are here to provide some of that information, but they need help from the fishermen themselves. Tennessee fishermen and bass clubs can help themselves and the TWRA by participating in a program designed to improve management of black bass populations statewide. Reservoir bass fisheries are one of Tennessee’s most important recreational resources. Surveys of reservoir anglers identify black bass as the most sought after sport fish in the Volunteer State. The TWRA solicits bass tournament data from bass clubs and tournament organizations for tournaments that are held on Tennessee reservoirs. This collected data is recorded in the B.I.T.E. program.
Participating clubs receive an annual report that provides them summaries on catch statistics, such as the average sizes of bass weighed in, the hours it takes to catch a fivepound bass, catch rates by number and pound, and more. For instance, in 2009, the average weight of bass was 2.56 pounds and average hours to catch a bass five pounds or greater was 126. Average catch rates were 1.81 bass and 4.62 pounds per 10 hours of fishing. State fisheries biologists use the data, along with other sampling data, to document trends in bass populations that lead to appropriate management actions. The Agency needs the support of every bass club and organization in Tennessee to make the program a success. If you are a tournament angler, urge your tournament director to submit your club’s tournament results. Bass clubs choosing to participate in B.I.T.E. may submit their tournament data via the online reporting system or a downloadable report card which can be printed, filled out, and mailed to TWRA. Scroll down for links to these and other information. If you prefer, post-paid tournament report cards can be mailed to you for submitting your club’s data. For more information, or to request post-paid tournament report cards, please contact the TWRA Fisheries Management Division at (615) 781-6575.
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Then we get into the games that touch us all, cheering for the red and white or blue and gold. It is time for Cardinal and Bobcat football once again. The Bobcats are in the second year with head coach Charlie Dampeer and are looking to improve on the season they had a year ago. With some returning starters and new talent coming up out of the jr high ranks, the team should be stronger than last season. On the other side of the county in Redbird country, the Cardinals only have one goal on their mind, a state championship. After a historic season last year, the Cardinals were eliminated in the state championship game against Friendship Christian. Adamsville is fired up and ready to take another run at state, and it should be an exciting trip for the fans as well. So get excited, get the tailgating equipment ready and get prepared to cheer on your favorite team. From the high schools right down the road to the colleges of the south and the guys who get paid to play the game, they all need your support, and they all love to hear fans cheering at the games.
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McNairy County student receives scholarship to attend UT Martin MARTIN, Tenn. – A McNairy County student has been awarded a scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin, according to Judy Rayburn, director of admissions. ·Anna Shelton, daughter of Randy and Cheryl Shelton, of Adamsville, will be a freshman. She received the Alumni Valedictorian Award.
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Kaitlin Wheatley received the Stephen Foster Music Scholarship. She has been section leader and woodwind captain for the MCHS Band. Kaitlin has been involved in numerous community service projects. Her junior year she won a creative writing contest and got an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. with fifteen hundred students from all over the country. Her hobby is running, and she plans to attend Freed-Hardeman University this fall.
Corbin Kennedy, son of Lisa and Craig Kennedy, was the recipient of the Jimmy Daniel Memorial Scholarship. Corbin was very active in school activities such as Mu Alpha Theta, Technology Students Association, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, 25 and above club, and Cats in Action. He was a participant in the McNairy County Youth Leadership Program. He was a member of the McNairy Central Bobcats Basketball team for four years. He had a 4.0 grade point average and ranked seventh in his class. He plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
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Tennessee student honored at National SkillsUSA Championships for Skilled Workforce Students from Tennessee high school and college technical education programs won the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Industry leaders representing over 1,100 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for their demonstrated excellence in 98 hands-on occupational and leadership contests, such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. All contests are designed, run and judged by industry using industry standards. Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education. The SkillsUSA Championships is for high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA. In addition, high scorers in the contests received Skill Point Certificates. The Skill Point Certificate was awarded in 86 occupational and leadership areas to students who achieved a high score defined by industry. The SkillsUSA Championships have been a premier event since 1967. The Skill Point Certificates were introduced in 2009 as a component of the SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System. The following student from your area is a Skill Point Certificate recipient: William Russom, from Stantonville and a student at Tennessee Tech Center @ Crump (Crump), was awarded the college/postsecondary silver medal in Technical Drafting.
“Over 6,000 students from every state in the nation came to compete in the SkillsUSA Championships this week,” said SkillsUSA Executive Director Tim Lawrence. “This is the SkillsUSA partnership at its best. Students, instructors and industries are working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce and every student excels. These students prove that career and technical education expands opportunities.” According to the U.S. Department of Education, students who take three or more career and technical education (CTE)programs in high school are more likely to attend college and stay there to graduate. In fact, 79% of CTE concentrators enrolled in postsecondary education within two years of high school graduation. And, students in CTE programs have a higher-than-average high school graduation rate. Research has shown the average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 90% compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 74.9%. Industry support of the SkillsUSA Championships is valued at over $36 million in donated time, equipment, cash and material. All contests are run and judged by industry experts using industry standards for employment. Contests assess hands-on, employability and academic skills. Over 1,700 industry judges and technical committee members participated this year. The SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System was developed
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Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Baptist: Freewill: Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist 1030 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Interim Pastor: Bro. Daniel Holt Adamsville Freewill Baptist Church Old Shiloh Road Adamsville, TN 38310 Marcus Morrow, Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m. Sunday night 5:00 p.m. (with exception of 1st & 3rd Sunday) TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Solitude Freewill Baptist Church 414 Meeks Rd., Adamsville Shane Thompson, Pastor Sunday: 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Independent: Calvary Baptist Church Hwy. 22 North, Adamsville Pastor: Jimmy Cates Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Faith Baptist Church 1301 Peach St., Selmer Dr. S. Freed Ware, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Baptist Church 1308 High School Rd., Selmer Pastor: J.D. Matlock Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Baptist Church Finger Finger-Leapwood Rd., Finger Rev. Bobby Bray Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Locke Rd. Baptist Locke Road, Selmer Jim Outland, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. / Wed. 7 p.m.
Selmer Primitive Baptist Church 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.m. Southern: Central Baptist Church 675 Dowty Road, Selmer Bro. Stephen Davison, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Chapel Hill Baptist 6371 Vernie Kirk Rd., Pocahontas Bro. Frank Bell, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. • Wed.: 7:00 p.m. Chewalla Baptist Church 190 Chewalla St., Ramer Richard Doyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Clear Creek Baptist Church 1728 Lawton Rd., Selmer Chuck Castles, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 8:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church 6515 Hwy 57 East, Michie, TN 38357 Pastor: K. Brian Rainey Music & Youth Director: Cameron Miller Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7:00 p.m. Cypress Creek First Baptist Church 14 Falcon St., Selmer Pastor: Clifford E. Wynn, Jr. (731) 645-8094 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sun. 10:15 a.m. Corporate Prayer Service: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study Wednesdays 12 Noon Bible Study: 7 p.m. Eastview Baptist Church Hwy. 45 S., Eastview, TN Rob Burnes, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m.
Falcon Baptist Church 777 Falcon Rd., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Lighthouse Baptist Church 1780 Mulberry Ave. Selmer Jorgen Runquest, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Adamsville 222 West Main Street, Adamsville Phil Mitchell, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m.
Primitive Baptist: Better Hope Primitive Baptist 4235 Leapwood-Enville Rd., Adamsville Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service, preaching at 11 a.m.
First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs 142 Jackson St., Bethel Springs Ben Martin, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.
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First Baptist Church of Michie 5658 Hwy 22 S., Michie James Hardin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.
Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
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 James Stophel, 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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House For Rent: 4BD 2BA 1030 Peach Street in Selmer $375 a month $200 deposit 901-8492755.(7,8)
Older Brick Home - Nice Neighborhood. Good location in town. Well built. Priced to sell. $41,500 call 645-3580 for information. (8)
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200 acre Tree Farm. New, 3 BR 2 1/2 BA House, extra house, barn, wildlife, horse, beautiful, private, near stores $575,000. 731-645-7514. (8)
Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731-6102877 or 731-645-5288. (TF)
SALE - SALE - SALE: Model Displays Must Go New Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 bath homes starting at $43,500. Single sections start at $29,500. Clayton Homes, Hwy 72 West, Corinth, MS - 1/4 mile past Magnolia Hospital. (TF)
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, Central H/A, storage building, free lawn service, no pets (Don't ask!) $500+Deposit 610-2877.(TF)
Used Triplewide Home 3BD 2BA $39995. At Easy Living Homes LLC <3 WAY> Humboldt, TN 731-784-5033.(6,7,8) 16'x76' 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home in good condition. To be moved, front and back porch included. New carpet, new roof, and newly painted ceilings.$16,500. Call 645-9190 (home) 610-1119 (cell). (5,6,7,8) New 5BD 3BA Doublewide Del. Set and A/C WOW $69995! 100% Financing with a clear deed WAC. Easy Living Homes LLC <3 WAY> Humboldt, TN 731-784-5033.(6,7,8) 2013 28x60 Double Wide $49,900 Delivered. Easy Financing. Clayton Homes of Lexington, TN. Call Today! 731-9684937. (8,9,10,11) Land/Home Repos StateWide. Starting at $39,900. Call Clayton of Lexington, TN. 731968-4937. (8,9,10,11)
102 - for rent House for Rent: 3 bedroom, 1 bath, carport, outside storage building, range & refrigerator, central air & heat. No pets. $425. 645-5288. (8) Attn: Renters, Stop Paying Rent! Become a Home Owner Today! Call Clayton Homes of Lexington. 731-968-4937. (8,9,10,11) KENNETH SWEAT Rental: Committed to providing safe & affordable family friendly homes 1,2, & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses, trailers, & houses. NO pets!! NO Crack/ Party Houses!! Ref & deposit required. (731) 610-0807, (731) 645-3130. (TF) For Rent: Very private, located on a farm 3BR, 1 bath, fireplace, spacious living area, an older home but nice. $575 includes water, 645-7514. (7,8, 9, 10, 11)
3 BR, 1 BA Brick house with carport near McNairy Central High School. $475+deposit, no pets. 610-2877. TF
automobiles 201 - autos 2001 Ford F150 XLT Super Crew 4-door, $5300, call 731-645-0753 or 731-608-6367. (8) F-150 Ford Pickup '85 Model Classic, like new $2,500. Call 731934-7319. (7,8) 2001 Chevy Venture Minivan. Excellent mechanical condition. $2,500. Call 731-239-4108.(7,8)
202 - motorcycles For Sale: 2004 650 Yamaha motorcycle 12,000 miles - cobra pipes $3,000 Firm, call 731-645-4797. (8)
MAXEDON LAND LAND LAND 2711 - 81 acr 501 - professional services
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Wilson Service Company: Weof community lake. $15,000. 7005 - Restricted Subdivision, 2 ac. +/wooded, view
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install mobile homes! 2808 - GREATmove pastureand land w/fencing, creek, wooded tree line & beaver lake. $44,900.
Licensed, bonded/insured. Also, 8508 - Leanard Ln., Bethel Springs - 9.75 acres, secluded, wooded. $30,000. Weekends house leveling, rotten joist/sill 509 - J.C. Pickett Rd., Finger - 24 +/- acres of secluded wildlife & woods. Dell laptop $200 under warpiers in$65,000. ranty. Also laptop repair. 731- replacement, support stalled, floors and metal roofs. 925-6183. (TF) Call (731)609-8794 or (731) 2006 Four Winds Express 610-4813. (TF) Camper 36 feet, full slide out, DOUG BUTLER: House levelfully self contained. Located at C-16 Perryville Marina $13,000 ing, rotting sills, replace floors, cracking brick - 30 years expericall 632-0493.(7,8) ence. (731) 239-8945, cell (662) Hybrid Bermuda fertilized 284-6146. Free estimates. (TF) quality $4 a bale. New hay. Load AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 in my trailer or yours. In Middleton. Travis Kennedy 731-609- plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF) 3730(6,7,8,9,10,11)
402 - wanted Buying junked, wrecked, and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731-610-8827. (TF) Need Cash - Call today - buying junk cars, trucks, vans/ suvs, vehicles that run, scrapmetal, and more. FAST CASH, Free pickup. No title needed. (731) 610-8666. (TF)
404 - pets/livestock Tennessee Walking Horse - 9 yr gelding, friendly, trailer, saddle, etc. 731-645-7514. (8)
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2213 - Guys Chewalle Rd, Guys - $295,500 * Brick Ranch Home * 4 bedooms * 2.5 baths * 5 ac. +/- * Guest House * Patio * Garage
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3013 - Lynn St., Adamsville $49,900 * A Frame Style House * 3 bedrooms * Bath * Balcony * Deck * Lot
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Hillcrest Meadows Apartments
#3240183: 800 Cheshier, Bethel Springs - Great place for horses or cattle. Conveniently located to work in Jackson. Enter into foyer & into living area with 10` ceiling, hardwood flooring in living, dining, kitchen (lots of cabinets). Paved drive, patio overlooking rolling hills.
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3269620: 340 Kirkpatrick Drive, Selmer, TN - Nice brick home conveniently located to shopping, schools, hospital. Enter into the vaulted great room with fireplace. Kitchen with breakfast bar, Gin-air appliances, separate dining room, split bedroom plan, some hardwood, underground drainage, storage
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Beautiful condo for sale in gated community
3268946: 559 Tom Baker Road, Guys, TN - Good area with beautiful view. Open field and pond across road. Convenient to Corinth & Selmer. Brick home with hardwood flooring, large back yard, partially wooded. storage bldg, CH&A, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, large laundry room.
# 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.
#3169289: Selmer - Too many amenities to mention. Property is residential or commercial. Completely remodeled, all hardwood & tile floors, 3 fireplaces, granite countertops, pantry to die for, more storage than you can believe, privacy fenced back yard, patio & courtyard.
#3254929: 121 Deer View, Michie, TN - Great place for horses, large garden, or just room for children to play. The vinyl siding home with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths, sits on over 4 acres with pond, trees, patio, 13x36 storage building. Good area, close to Michie school.
#3270590: 3039 Race Path Road, Stantonville - Enjoy your morning coffee on the large deck with woods at back. Enter into entry foyer with dining and into large vaulted living/dining/kitchen area, split bedroom plan. Double garage, concrete drive, landscaping, storage building. Good neighborhood.
#3253467: 305 Childers Hill, Michie, TN - Home and shop in one. Ideal for someone who likes to work on vehicles or equipment and not have to leave home. Living space is a large living/kitchen/dining, one bedroom & 1 bath. Great batchelor pad. Half bath in shop.
LAND & BUILDING LOTS A move-in condition condo in Memphis awaits you! On the ground floor, this condo has a large one bedroom, one bathroom with walkin closet. The large living room and dining room overlook the pond with fountains. Low utilities and very easy to upkeep. This condo is ready for a buyer and the price is cheaper than renting. Call 731610-1017 to discuss buying options today.
#3272671: 690 Capooth Rd, Ramer, TN - Good school district, country living, private back yard so you can sit on deck and enjoy wooded back yard. The home has an open living area, split bedroom plan, plenty of oak cabinets. Porch across front, big front yard with trees across front.
• 14 acres on Limon Gage Rd • Lot on Cypress and Houston Ave. •130 acres on Mt. Gilead Rd. Farm land & Timber • 2.7 acres on Bassham Ln.
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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, 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.
YARD SALES YARD SALE
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
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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 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
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YARD SALE Thursday, Friday & Saturday
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Clothes, jewelry, tools, furniture. A lot to pick from!
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YARD SALE 625 Kirby Road Bethel Springs Friday, July 12 - 7-7 Saturday, July 13 - 7-2 Rain or shine
YARD SALE 218 S. Parkway Rd.
Bethel Springs turn beside city hall. Baby clothes - boys and girls, baby stuff, coffee table, tools and several misc. items. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. until ?
HUGE YARD SALE 504 COX DRIVE Saturday, July 13 8:00 until ?
Lots of furniture, clothes, small appliances, home decor, area rugs, 1924 portable Singer sewing machine, weed eater and lots more. All nice and clean. Home of Bobby and Vicki Thompson 610-0660
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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, direc-
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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
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Page 8B v Independent Appeal 503 - public notices tions, measurements and calls contained therein are incorporated herein by reference as fully and completely as if copied in full herein. 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 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE 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 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 633 Bud Brooks Road, Selmer, Ten-
503 - public notices nessee 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 13941 6,7,8 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated MARCH 27, 1996, executed by MARIA C. BROOKS, AN UNMARRIED PERSON, to I. DYKE TATUM, Trustee, of record in TRUST DEED BOOK 232, PAGE 131, for the benefit of FLEET MORTGAGE CORP., in the Register’s Office for MCNAIRY County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for MCNAIRY County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described; WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was last assigned to TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BY AND THROUGH ITS SERVICER AND AUTHORIZED AGENT U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013 AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON), AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MCNAIRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN SELMAR, MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell
503 - public notices to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in MCNAIRY County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF MCNAIRY, TENNESSEE: LYING AND BEING IN THE SIXTH CIVIL DISTRICT OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN IN THE SOUTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF COX LANE, THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF JEFFERY HUNTER, SEE DEED BOOK 131, PAGE 300, AND BEING IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SUBJECT LOT; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREE 00 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 289.56 FEET WITH THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF HUNTER TO AN IRON PIPE, THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF HUNTER AND BEING IN THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF WAYNE MOORE; THENCE NORTH 84 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 248.97 FEET WITH THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF WAYNE MOORE TO AN IRON PIN IN THE EASTERN RIGHTOF-WAY OF HILLVIEW DRIVE; THENCE NORTH 09 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 03 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 290.24 FEET WITH THE EASTERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF HILLVIEW DRIVE TO THE SOUTHERN RIGHTOF-WAY OF COX LANE; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 292.62 FEET WITH THE SOUTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF COX LANE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.769 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MARIA C. BROOKS, BY DEED DATED MARCH 27, 1996, OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 153, PAGE 543, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 364 COX LANE, SELMER, TN 38375 PER PROPERTY ASSESSORS OFFICE (A/K/A 364 COX DRIVE, SELMER, TN 38375, A/K/A ROUTE #2, BOX 364, SELMER, TN 38375 PER DEED OF TRUST, A/K/A 539 COX LANE, SELMER, TN 38375, A/K/A 539 COX DRIVE, SELMER, TN 38375) MAP 099D GROUP E PARCEL 001.00 THE SALE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF ANY TENANT(S) OR OTHER PARTIES OR ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS WHICH TAKE PRIORITY OVER THE DEED OF TRUST UNDER WHICH THIS FORECLOSURE SALE IS CONDUCTED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PRIORITY OF ANY FIXTURE FILING. IF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY/ INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, OR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORK FORCE 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, ALL AS REQUIRED BY 26 U.S.C. 7425 AND
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T.C.A. 67-1-1433. IF APPLICABLE, THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF T.C.A. 35-5-117 HAVE BEEN MET. 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. THE TRUSTEE/ SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This day, July 1, 2013. This is improved property known as 364 COX LANE, SELMER, TN 38375 PER PROPERTY ASSESSORS OFFICE (A/K/A 364 COX DRIVE, SELMER, TN 38375, A/K/A ROUTE #2, BOX 364, SELMER, TN 38375 PER DEED OF TRUST, A/K/A 539 COX LANE, SELMER, TN 38375, A/K/A 539 COX DRIVE, SELMER, TN 38375) J. PHILLIP JONES, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 1800 HAYES STREET NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 254-4430
503 - public notices Hardin County Bank, the lawful owner and holder thereof; NOW THEREFORE, Gordon Majors, Trustee under said deed of trust, having been requested so to do by the holder and owner of the note, and by the power and authority vested in him by said deed of trust, hereby gives notice that he will on the date, time, and place listed above, sell to the highest bidder for cash said property as conveyed by said deed of trust and described therein and above, which was conveyed to the said mortgagors by the deed referenced above and recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Reference is made to these instruments, including the deed of trust, for a complete and accurate description of said property. Such sale will be made subject to all existing
503 - public notices highway, roadway, and utility easements; any building and zoning regulations and restrictions; all unpaid taxes; any mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens; and any other matters shown in said Register’s Office. This is an attempt to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Title to said property is believed to be good, but I will sell and convey said property only as Trustee. DATED at Savannah, Tennessee, this the 8th day of July, 2013. GORDON MAJORS, Trustee SMITH & SMITH, Attorneys for Trustee 434 Main Street Savannah, Tennessee 38372 14120 8, 9, 10
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Mortgagors: Mark Fowler and Kellie Fowler Mortgagee/Holder: The Hardin County Bank Date of Sale: August 9, 2013, at 12:30 PM Location of Sale: Front Door of the McNairy County Courthouse Highway 64, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 Source of Title: Deed Book 196, Page 453, McNairy County Register’s Ofc. Address of Property: Highway 45 S, McNairy County, TN Other Interested Parties: None Known Assessor’s Map and Parcel: Map 139, Parcel 8.42 DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions, and payment provided for in a certain note dated 9/12/2005, payable to the order of The Hardin County Bank, which note is mentioned in and secured by a certain deed of trust of even date executed by the mortgagors listed above to Gordon Majors, Trustee, of record in trust deed book 377, page 1825, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and modified by instrument recorded in trust deed book 381, page 2373, in said Register’s Office, and default also having been made in the terms, conditions, and payment provided for in a certain note dated 9/12/2006, payable to the order of The Hardin County Bank, which note is mentioned in and secured by a certain deed of trust of even date executed by the mortgagors listed above to Gordon Majors, Trustee, of record in trust deed book 383, page 2707, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and modified by instrument recorded in trust deed book 393, page 2759, in said Register’s Office, and said deeds of trust conveying the real estate therein and hereinafter described, and which note is now due and unpaid and has been declared in default by The
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Wednesday, july 10, 2013 Hwy 45 S - Business Fullwood Rd. - 911 Hang-up Fullwood Rd. - Harassment Hwy 57 W. - Roadway Disturbance Hwy 45 S. - Traffic Stop Hwy 45 S. - Traffic Stop Bethel Purdy Rd.- Traffic Stop Old Stage Rd. - Animal Control Hwy 45 N - Vandalism Acton - Traffic Stop Staford Bottom - Traffic Stop Bud Cleary - Speak with an OfficerPleasant Site Rd. - Theft Report Hwy 22 S - Traffic Stop Hwy 22 S - Traffic Stop Hwy 22 S - Traffic Stop Speak with an Officer Michie School - Traffic Stop Traffic Stop Fullwood Rd. - Gunshots Bob Abernathy Rd. - Gunshots Hwy 22 S. - Trespassing Milledgeville - Traffic Stop Milledgeville - Traffic Stop Milledgeville - Traffic Stop Main St. - Traffic Stop Hwy 22 - Traffic Stop Hwy 22 - Traffic Stop Hwy 117 - Traffic Stop
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with an Officer Falcon New Bethel - Speak with an Officer Hwy 64 E - Business Hamburg Rd. - Residential Alarm Reckless Driving High School Rd. - Wreck No Injury Circle Hill Dr. - Domestic Verbal Traffic Stop Enville Bottom Rd. - Domestic Verbal Sticine Rd. - Speak with an Officer Capooth Rd. - Domestic Verbal Finger Leapwood Rd. - Assault Dickey Rd. - Noise Disturbance Rushing Rd. - Fighting Michie School - Traffic Stop Hwy 224 - Traffic Stop Chamber Store Rd. - Traffic Stop 07/05/2013 Fullwood Rd. - Noise Disturbance Industrial Park Dr. - Attempt to Serve Melvin Qualls Rd. - Unconscious Attempt to Serve Speak with an Officer Sparks Ln. - Domestic Verbal Old Stage Rd. - Psychiatric Speak with an Officer Leapwood Enville Rd. - Speak with an Officer Old Reed School - Domestic Verbal Hwy 22 N - Traffic Stop Clayhill Dr. - Speak with an Of-
ficer Speak with an Officer Boone St. - Traffic Stop Joe Dillion Rd. - Speak with an Officer Harassment Albert Owens Rd. - Vandalism Finley Rd. - Speak with an Officer Hwy 57 - Traffic Stop ER Room - Doctor Transfer Finger Leapwood Rd. - Traffic Stop Sweet Lips Rd. - Animal Control Assault Hwy 64 E - Traffic Stop W. Main St. - Traffic Stop 07/06/2013 Unity Church Rd. - 911 Hang-up Unknown Problem Hwy 199 - Wreck No Injury Theft Report W. Smith Ln. - Suspicious Vehicle Lawton Rd. - Speak with an Officer Industrial Park Dr. - Speak with an Officer Mitchell Johnson Rd. - Attempt to Serve Wreck Injuries Tull Rd. - Unknown Problem Hwy 45 S. - Traffic Stop Tranham Rd. - Speak with an Officer Houston Cem. - Traffic Stop Baker Rd. - Traffic Stop Hwy 57 W. - Suspicious Vehicle High School Rd. - Traffic Stop Hamburg Rd. - Traffic Stop
07/07/2013 Hilltop - Traffic Stop S. Farmville Rd. - Traffic Stop High School Rd. - Disorderly McNairy Central - Traffic Stop Traffic Stop Hwy 57 - Business Alarm Shelton Loop - Speak with an Officer Hwy 22 N - Residential Alarm Speak with an Officer Hwy 64 - Theft Report Gilchrist Stanton - Noise Disturbance Hamburg Rd. - Unwanted Persons Wreck Injuries Mancle Murray Rd. - Wreck Injuries Roberts Rd. - Theft Report Davis Yancey Rd. - Vandalism Traffic Stop Hwy 57 E - Business Alarm Jackson Madison Co Hosp Unknown Problem Hwy 22 - Traffic Stop Old 45 - Traffic Stop Guys Chewalla Rd. - Suspicious Person Hwy 117 - Suspicious Vehicle Hwy 64 E. - Traffic Stop 07/08/2013 Cox Ln. - Prowler Animal Control Pleasant Site Rd. - Speak with an Officer Speak with an Officer
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WE’RE DEALING ON JEEPS!
2013 RAM CREWCAB
2013 RAM 1500
• 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC • 310 HORSEPOWER 4.7 V8 • AIR COND • EXTERIOR APPEARANCE PKG • POWER & REMOTE ENTRY PKG • POPULAR EQUIPMENT PKG • CD PLAYER • MUCH, MUCH MORE!
BUY IT NOW ZERO DOWN ^ *$325 PER MO
2013 RAM 1500 4X4
BUY IT NOW - ZERO DOWN ^ *$399 PER MO
CHOOSE FROM 2 @ THIS PRICE STK# 2537R, 2543R DEAL#51589
BUY IT NOW ZERO DOWN ^ *$384 PER MO
• HEMI V8 • POWER & REMOTE ENTRY PKG • AUTOMATIC TRANS • EXTERIOR APPEARANCE PKG STK#2530R, 2531R • MUCH, MUCH MORE!
• POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP • FACTORY INSTALLED CLASS 4 TOW PKG • TOO MUCH TO LIST!
STK# 2486R, DEAL# 51278
PRICE INCLUDES ^$1000. RAM TRADE-IN ASSIST BONUS REBATE
PRICE INCLUDES ^$1000. RAM TRADE-IN ASSIST BONUS REBATE
PRICE INCLUDES ^$1000. RAM TRADE-IN ASSIST BONUS REBATE
* ALL DEALS & PAYMENTS PLUS TAX, TITLE. $255. DOCUMENT PROCESSING FEE NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE. ALL DEALER DISCOUNTS, MANUFACTURES’ REBATES ALREADY APPLIED TO PURCHASE PRICE, UNLESS SPECIFIED. PRIOR DEALS EXCLUDED. FROM DEALER STOCK ONLY. NO DEALER TRANSFERS AT THESE PRICES. ACTUAL VEHICLE MAY DIFFER FROM PICTURE. DUE TO PUBLICATION DEADLINES, VEHICLE MAY BE ALREADY BE SOLD. PAYMENTS FIGURED AT 75MO, 5.5 APR, TIER 1 CREDIT RATING, W.A.C.T. ONLY. ^INCLUDES THE CHRYSLER TRADE-IN REBATE BONUS WHICH REQUIRES YOU TO TRADE IN A QUALIFIED VEHICLE TO GET THE PRICE &/OR PAYMENT SHOWN. SEE SALESPERSON FOR QUALIFYING DETAILS. IF LISTED, ALSO INCLUDES THE CHRYSLER CAPITAL FINANCE BONUS WHICH REQUIRES YOU TO FINANCE YOUR PURCHASE WITH CHRYSLER CAPITAL TO GET THE PRICE OR PAYMENT SHOWN, *** RAM TRUCK TOTAL SAVINGS INCLUDES DEALER DISCOUNT, RAM REBATES INCLUDING THE RAM TRADE IN BONUS WHICH REQUIRES YOU TO TRADE IN A QUALIFIED VEHICLE, THE CHRYSLER CAPITAL FINANCE BONUS WHICH REQUIRES YOU TO FINANCE YOUR PURCHASE WITH CHRYSLER CAPITAL TO GET THE PRICE OR PAYMENT SHOWN, & PACKAGE DISCOUNT SAVINGS IF ITEMS WERE PURCHASED SEPERATLEY. SEE SALESPERSON FOR QUALIFYING DETAILS. DEALS GOOD THRU 7.13.13.
2013 NISSAN VERSA
BUY IT NOW - ZERO DOWN
206. PER MO 1 AVAILABLE @ THIS PRICE!
STK# 2436N MODEL#11153 DEAL#44976 VIN# 872621
2013 NISSAN MAXIMA SV
THE ALL NEW
2014 VERSA NOTE
STK#2456N MODEL#11614 VIN#352235
WITH PREMIUM PKG
$9,500. OFF TRUE MSRP
ON ALL ‘13 MAXIMA’S IN STOCK WITH PREMIUM PKG! CHOOSE FROM 2 @ THIS DISCOUNT
STK# 2054NT, 2059NT, 2121NT, 2123NT, 2124NT MODEL# 23313 VIN#202455 DEAL#34620
439. PER MO
BUY IT NOW-ZERO DOWN
394. PER MO
• 317 HORSEPOWER V8 • TOW PKG • AUTOMATIC TRANS • BEDLINER • FULL POWER FEATURES • TOO MUCH TO LIST! • 18 INCH ALLOYS STK# 1894NT MODEL#36112 VIN# 322143 DEAL#49682
BUY IT NOW-ZERO DOWN
379. PER MO
INCLUDES LEATHER SEATING!
CHOOSE FROM 2 @ THIS PRICE!
STK# 2414N, 2443N MODEL# 13713 VIN# 256666 DEAL#43115
2012 NISSAN TITAN S CREWCAB
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CHOOSE FROM 5 @ THIS PRICE!
2013 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5SL
2013 NISSAN MURANO SV *#$
STK# 2384N, 2415N MODEL# 16213 VIN# 833345 DEAL# 42698
1 AVAILABLE @ THIS PRICE!
2013 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5
STK# 2391N, 2431N, 2377N MODEL#13013 VIN#243221 DEAL#50116
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299. PER MO
CHOOSE FROM 3 @ THIS PRICE!
* ALL DEALS SHOWN ARE PLUS TAX, TITLE, & 255. DEALER DOCUMENT PROCESSING FEE. ALL DEALER DISCOUNTS & ALL MANUFACTURES’ STANDARD REBATES ALREADY APPLIED, UNLESS NOTED. PRICES GOOD FOR IN-STOCK VEHICLES ONLY; NO DEALER TRANSFERS AT THESE PRICES. SPECIAL APR FINANCING THRU NMAC, W.A.C.T. ONLY, & IS IN LIEU OF REBATES. PRIOR DEALS EXCLUDED. ACTUAL VEHICLE MAY VARY FROM PICTURE. PAYMENTS FIGURED AT 72MO, 5.5 APR, TIER 1 CREDIT RATING, W.A.C.T. ONLY. DUE TO AD SUBMISSION-APPROVAL TO RMP WHICH SEEMS TO TAKE FOREVER, VEHICLE MAY BE ALREADY BE SOLD. SEE SALESPERSON FOR DETAILS. # THIS PRICE, DISCOUNT, OR PAYMENT SHOWN REQUIRES THE VEHICLE TO BE FINANCED THRU NMAC TO QUALIFY FOR THE NMAC CAPTIVE CASH REBATE. SEE SALESPERSON FOR PROGRAM DETAILS. DEALS GOOD THRU 7.13.13
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