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A Selmer man has been arrested in connection with an Aug. 26 burglary on Lilly Tyler Rd. Due to some quick thinking on the part of a sheriff’s deputy and the resident’s home security system, authorities were able to identify a suspect in the case and recover the victim’s stolen property almost immediately. McNairy County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the call around 11 a.m. when the homeowner called to report that a man was in their garage. According to the incident report, the

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According to the report, Lt. James Frazier and Deputy Brad Fuller made contact with the victim’s neighbor, Kaleb Denton Brown later that day. Brown who lives two blocks from the burglary, said that King was at his residence earlier but left when the two had an argument. Brown said at that time and during a later discussion with authorities that he had no contact with King following their argument. King of Selmer was arrested last week and taken to the McNairy County Jail, he has since bonded out. King is charged with burglary, theft of property and criminal trespass in the case and is scheduled in court on Oct. 31.

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resident reported that they made contact with the burglar in the garage prior to the call asking him, “May I help you?” The subject reportedly responded saying that he was looking for a Mr. Brown, but could not remember the man’s first name. Using video surveillance equipment and the resident’s eye witness report, deputies identified Jamie D. King as the intruder. While at the victim’s residence, Deputy Keenan Lamberth was able to find several pieces of stolen property valued at more than $500 hidden on the victim’s property including a chain saw, generator and a battery.

Monogram Refrigeration, LLC in Selmer builds high-end refrigerators for households throughout the world while employing 161 people and bringing money to West Tennessee. And the future outlook for Monogram is improving as company officials plan a new product line that will create more jobs. The company provides a healthy economic impact that ripples through the region. It’s an important part of McNairy County’s industrial mix, said Ted Moore, executive director of the McNairy Regional Alliance. “We’re very proud to have Monogram in our community, and we appreciate the economic impact they have on Selmer and McNairy County,” Moore said. Monogram Refrigeration has two facilities north of Selmer totaling 130,000 square feet that churn out about 10,000 units each year, said Operations Manager and Lean Leader Tyrone Hopper. The company manufactures 35 different models of high-end products, most of which are energy-efficient models. The Selmer-made refrigerators with sleek stainless steel or paneled exteriors that match kitchen cabinetry – are shipped to upscale homes in markets such as California; Florida; Washington, D.C; and New York City. The products are competitive, and the company’s future in McNairy County is bright, officials say. In fact, Moore said the company plans on investing several million dollars into the facility to produce a new refrigerator line. And Monogram Refrigera-

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Regina Smith puts the finishing touches on a refrigerator at Monogram Refrigeration. tion Human Resources Manager Jonathan Lee said the company will increase its workforce significantly as it prepares to launch the new model – a stylish refrigerator with French doors. “We’ve positioned the business for success over the next two to three years,” Lee said. Lee and Hopper say the area’s strong and committed workforce has played a big part in the company’s success. Monogram employees are committed and flexible team players that are always working for ways to improve the facility, Hopper said. And the jobs they fill are

good ones, Lee said. The company offers a great benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement contributions and tuition assistance, he said. It also likes to promote from within, and it’s not uncommon for production workers to make it into management, Lee said. “We give people the opportunity to move up in the company.” The plant first opened its doors in 1986, and its workforce has fluctuated with the condition of the economy. Although the plant has changed ownership in the past, Monogram is committed to Selmer

and McNairy County, Lee said. It is one of the top contributors to the local United Way and frequently sponsors local fundraising initiatives. “We’re constantly participating in the community,” Lee said. Its employees also participate in awareness campaigns such as Relay for Life and contribute to local causes such as school supplies and clothing drives. Why? For Monogram and its employees, McNairy County is home. “I’ve lived in West Tennessee my whole life,” Hopper said. “I think it’s a great area, and it’s a great place for kids to grow up.”

Selmer Senior Center wins District Brain Games By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

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The Selmer Senior Center’s Team TCB (short for Taking Care of Business) competed and won the Senior Brain Games Aug. 22 against nine other senior centers in the Southwest District. The Senior Brain Games, initiated by The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability and Vanderbilt University is designed to highlight the senior adults that we serve with a specific focus on the need for continued social interaction and mental stimulation that are so important for a healthier aging population. Teams

work together to answer questions pooling their knowledge base, and in the case of varying answers among the team members, choosing which answer to submit. Every Senior Center across the state is participating in these games. “I think we have a very good team,” said the center’s director Hollie Knight. “It amazes me at how much they know.” The team, made up of Glenda Barron, Faye McCormick and Lynn Crow will next compete on Sept. 13 at the Southwest Tennessee Development District in Jackson Tenn. They will face the Benton County


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SES paints the walls for leadership By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Teachers, students and volunteers worked all summer painting the walls of Selmer Elementary School in conjunction with the Leader in Me program. “It was a group effort,” said SES teacher Meg Day. “We were inspired by different things, maybe things that we like. We just wanted the school to be kid-friendly and open so the kids would be excited about coming to school and feel comfortable and happy here,” Day explained. The Leader in Me is a new program. “First of all, you’ve got to look at your self and make sure you have everything right in your life and then you are creating new leaders every day in your classroom. You find their strengths and you build on that. You be proactive and we work together,” Day said. There are several different habits that teachers and students work to inculcate. These are making SES a friendly school and having the students take pride in the school. “We’re all being leaders and having the students be leaders,” Day said. As a result of the program, students are keeping the bathrooms and the school clean. “You can already see and change and we’ve just been here 16 days,” Day observed. “Last year we visited a couple of

schools to see what they had done and that’s where we got inspired to give the school a makeover,” Day said. “It’s amazing what a little paint can do to it,” Day said about the school. SES is one of the first schools in the area to implement the program, according to Principal Pam Killingsworth. One Hardin County school is the only nearby school that is also using the program. “It’s a very positive motivational program that gets the kids to become a leader themselves, to start taking charge of what they are doing in school. It promotes a positive self-esteem. It’s really good,” Killingsworth said. “It’s about the child becoming a leader for himself at school, just for himself and for the classroom,” Killingsworth said. Killingsworth said that the program has helped students in other schools become better learners. “The kids become a leader themselves and they start taking charge of their own learning and they become so involved in doing all these positive things that they want to learn and they want to make themselves more aware of what is going on,” Killingsworth said. The program is being paid for out of a grant. “When we were writing the grant, I thought, ‘I’ve got to have that program,’” Killingsworth. The new leadership program comes on the heels of the anti-bulling program SES began last year.


In last week's issue, we reported on a conversation at the Eastview monthly meeting in which the town's mayor relayed a comment from a potential local business owner concerning the possibility of Sunday beer in the community. During the conversation, Mayor Jessie Robbins said that the business owner stated the need for Sunday beer sales at the package store in order to compete with the Top 'O the River restaurant in Michie. It should be noted that Top 'O the River does not now, nor have they ever, sold beer on Sundays. Janice Durbin, Michie’s city recorder said the town’s ordinance does not allow Sunday Beer sales, however both Adamsville and Bethel Springs allow Sunday sales after noon.

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Stolen trailer found in Mississippi By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The McNairy County Sheriff's Department is seeking custody of two men arrested in Baldwin, Miss., in connection with the theft of a car trailer which was reported missing last week. Casey Scott Wilson, 22, of 298 Falcon Road, Selmer and Christopher A. Jeffcoat, 26, of 146 Third St., also in Selmer, were arrested on unrelated charges and they were found in possession of the 18 foot car trailer taken from Race Path Rd. in Selmer,

according to an incident report provided by the McNairy County Sheriff's Department. Jeffcoat said that he and Casey took the trailer and took it to Baldwin to sell it at a car lot. The trailer was last seen on Aug. 26 and noticed to be missing on Aug. 27. The sheriff's department has a hold on these prisoners, who are in the Prentiss County Jail. When released from Mississippi, the two will be returned to McNairy County where they will face trespassing and theft charges.



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Broom-maker keeps traditional folk-art traditions alive for a new generation Submitted Article McNairy Regional Alliance

If you wander off Highway 142 in rural McNairy County, Tennessee you just might find Jack Martin hard at work in his small shed producing products that ship all over the world. While Jack is steadily at work most days, his products are not mass produced; instead Jack’s products are made in one’s and two’s by hand. There are no computers, no assembly lines and no automation. So, what types of products are produced in Jack’s shop that are in demand all around the world? Brooms and drumsticks. That’s right, brooms and drumsticks. Jack lives a life that harkens back to a simpler time and lifestyle, a life that leans on doing things the old fashioned way. That way began with Jack’s great grandfather Will Hockaday in the early 1900’s. Like many rural farmers, Will Hockaday had to rely on various trades to make a living for his family. Broom-making was one of those trades. Will’s journey as a broommaker began when he found a photograph of broom-making machinery; which led him to build his own equipment. He took

parts off of old farm equipment and built the Broom Wrapping Table, also called a Kicker Table. This was used to attach the broomcorn to the wood handle and the Broom Press to flatten out the broom, and sew the broom flat. The broom-making trade was passed along the generations until the birth of Jack in 1953. Jack has not only continued the family tradition of broom-making, he has taken it in directions his grandfathers would’ve most likely never imagined. While they are produced one at a time, Jack’s brooms have various themes, designs and purposes. He even has one that pays tribute to the Harry Potter series. His products are shipped overseas and are even on display at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington. In addition to his many brooms, Jack has launched a line of broomcorn drumsticks that are distributed through ProMark and is endorsed by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. And they too are produced one at a time. Jack’s love for the old ways prompted him and his family to launch an event that spotlighted other traditional folk artists. Now in its 18th year the event known as the Broomcorn Festival features a lineup that

includes blacksmithing, quilting, pottery making, stained glass and more. The event even features a full lineup of old timey Bluegrass music. “All of the events and exhibitions that take place at the Broomcorn Festival are done in the same way that they have been done for hundreds of years,” said Martin. “It’s like stepping back in time. It’s especially good for the young ones to see the old ways. One day those of us that are doing it will be gone and hopefully some of them will want to continue these traditions.” Known as one of the top folk art festivals, the Broomcorn Festival regularly attracts thousands of locals and visitors who are interested in not only observing the demonstrations, but buying the products. “These are products that you can’t purchase off the shelves of a national chain retail store,” said chamber of commerce representative Russell Ingle. “During this one day event you’ll find everything from homemade soap, one of a kind carvings, preserves and yes, even Jack’s world famous brooms. Much of these items are hard to find, so it’s a great opportunity to stock up for personal use or for gift items.”

Adamsville hosts Music Fest Saturday By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

The 6th annual Music Fest will hit Main Street of Adamsville this Saturday for a weekend you’ll never forget. The streets of Adamsville will be transformed into a dance floor of sorts as visitors enjoy one of the best annual festivals McNairy County has to offer. Last year’s event was a success despite the near constant rain which dumped on event-goers throughout the day, however all current forecasts call for sunny weather all day for this year’s event. Adamsville Mayor David Leckner encouraged McNairy County residents to come out and enjoy the live music, food and events. “It looks like we are going to have some good



weather and will not get rained out like we did last year,” Leckner said. “I hope to see a lot of folks out there and hope everyone has a great time.” This year’s event will feature all of the favorite activities from year’s past including crafts and street vendors on Main Street, live music and street dancing, karaokee and the ever popular fastest man and fastest woman race. “We encourage church-

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation is increasing educational requirements for its employees. All operations workers, including construction and mechanics, will be required to either have a high school diploma or a general education degree by Sept. 1, 2015, according to Nichole Lawrence, the TDOT West Tennessee Community Relations Officer. TDOT will actively assist any employee who does not have a diploma or GED. It will reimburse the exam fee for any employee who gets their GED between Oct. 1, 2012 and Sept. 1, 2015. Any employee not fulfilling the educational requirements by the deadline will be subject to a reduction in force or the loss of their job. “We’ve had some folks from TDOT who have already contacted us and are going to be starting classes with us,” said Ryan Franks Wayne/Hardin/McNairy County Adult Education Supervisor. There are about 50 employees in West Tennessee who do not have




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Rather than outsourcing, Monogram Refrigeration, along with the rest of GE, is insourcing, according to Mike Johnson, Monogram Engineering Design Leader. Johnson explained how this came to be in a meeting and plant tour with area elected officials. U. S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, McNairy County Mayor Ronnie Brooks, Selmer Mayor David Robinson and McNairy Regional Alliance Executive Director Ted Moore toured the Selmer plant and heard how GE, which is the parent company of Monogram, went from outsourcing a few years ago, to insourcing and how this has strengthened the company. As a result of this new strategy, GE has invested $1 billion and created 1,300 new jobs since 2010. Johnson explained that over the past 20 years prices have fallen and wages have risen, squeezing profits. Falling prices are in part due to increased competition for GE. In the 1990s, GE, Maytag and Whirlpool were the household brands that consumers would see in the stores. “Now you add in LG and Samsung and its gotten significantly more competitive out there,” Johnson said. These companies are very aggressive in their pricing, Whirlpool filed an antidumping lawsuit against these and other foreign washing machine manufacturers before the U.

S. International Trade Commission, which it won in January. Dumping is selling products below cost. As a result of these pricing pressures, from the 1970s to the 2000s, GE was forced to find ways to cut the costs of production. “We were shipping as much offshore as we possibly could,” Johnson said. The appliance department in Louisville, Ky. fell to 1,500 employees from its peak of 25,000 in the 1970s. It would cost U. S. manufacturers $460 to make a product that could be made for $400 in Asia. As a result, the marketing, sales and technology people were in the U. S., while the manufacturing people were in China. “The first couple of years it was great because everyone who knew how to make things was still sitting in the building and we could just make things really cheap, but 10 years later you would lose a lot of institutional knowledge, forget how to make stuff,” Johnson said. “Some people sitting over here designing stuff aren’t designing things as efficiently as they can and a lot of that’s masked because your labor is cheap,” Johnson added. These problems led to the company calling a timeout, Johnson said. At the end of this period, the company decided to bring as much productive capacity as possible back to the U. S. This meant a large investment,

using new techniques, workforce training and working with unions. “We’re now producing things cheaper in the U. S. than we were in China a couple of years ago,” Johnson said. GE closed down a refrigerator factory in Mexico and a hot water heater plant in China and moved both to Louisville, as they did the washing machine and dryer factory. They also moved large chunks of dishwasher manufacturing to Louisville. At satellite plants like Selmer, they are moving production of parts they used to outsource back here. “As you walk through the floor out there, you’ll see we’re fabricating different parts of the refrigerator that we never used to fabricate before,” Johnson said. “So now we’re going through this insourcing movement, which is fantastic, because we’re bringing jobs back to the facility. We’re making stuff here in America,” Johnson added. Consumers are willing to pay a little more for goods made in America, where they would not 10 years ago, Johnson said. Ten years ago, where the product was made was only in the top 8 or 9 factors in consumers’ buying decisions. Now it is in the top five, Johnson said. “It’s been good to see the country swing around that way because it has made a lot of things possible,” Johnson said.

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50 fewer people officially counted as unemployed. There were two new foreclosure filings in Bethel Springs and one in Selmer, Adamsville, Guys and Michie. The county foreclosure rate was 0.04 percent, the same as in the state and and less than the 0.10 percent nationally. The foreclosure rate was 0.40 percent in Guys, 0.13 percent in Bethel Springs 0.07 percent in Michie, 0.03 percent in Adamsville and 0.02 percent in Selmer. Figures for the other towns were unavailable. There were 11 homes sold in Selmer in July, nine in Adamsville, six in Michie, four in Stantonville, three in Ramer, two each in Bethel Springs and Finger, and one each in Guys and Milledgeville. Except for Hardeman County, with an unemployment rate of 11.7 percent, all surrounding counties had a lower unemployment rate than ours. At 7.6 percent, Alcorn County, Miss. had the lowest unemployment rate of surrounding counties, followed by 9.5 percent in Chester County and 9.9 percent in Hardin County. Unemployment figures for Alcorn County are from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The unemployment rate increased

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in 79 counties in the state, fell in 12 and was unchanged in four. The preliminary unemployment rate for the state was 8.5 percent in July, unchanged from June. The lowest unemployment rate in the state was in Williamson County, near Nashville, at 5.8 percent. At 17.2 percent, the highest was in Scott County in East Tennessee along the Kentucky state line. The national unemployment rate for July was 7.4 percent, down 0.2 percentage points from the previous month. The number of people employed was unchanged at 144 million, the ranks of the unemployed fell 263,000 to 11.5 million and the labor force fell by 37,000 to 155.8 million. Counting those who have given up looking for work and who are working part-time but want full time employment, the unemployment rate was 14 percent, down from 14.3 percent the previous month. The average length of unemployment was 36.6 weeks, down from 35.6 weeks the previous month. The state unemployment rate is seasonally adjusted while the county rates are not. Seasonal adjustment is a statistical technique that eliminates the influence of weather, holidays, the opening and closing of schools and other recurring seasonal events.

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McNairy County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Bay wrangled a young calf back to its herd last Monday night. The calf escaped from a field near Guys Chewalla Road and was in danger of entering the 65 mile per hour highway near the Mississippi line. Bay chased the animal into the tall brush near barbed wire enclosure until the calf was safely enclosed.


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petition. “I think we are going all the way to state and we are going to win,” said McCormick. She said the win was truly a team effort with each team member drawing on their areas of knowledge. “The three of us to-

gether each have our weaknesses and strengths, but together we can cover any subject,” McCormick said. The next competition is open to the public and supporters are encouraged to come to cheer on their local team. “We really appreciate


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Last Tuesday, congressional leaders joined White House calls for military strikes against Syria. As our nation sits on the brink of entering another military conflict in the Middle-East, both of our state’s U.S. senators have weighed in on our possible involvement in the ongoing Syrian conflict. To date, the conflict has claimed more than 100,000 lives. Recent revelations that Syrian Government forces have used chemical weapons to help turn the tide of war has increased calls for the U.S. to step in using military force to stop the blood shed. Here is what your elected representatives have to say about military action in Syria.

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander

Immediately following the president’s remarks on Syria (on Aug. 31), U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) participated in a briefing by telephone with Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. He released the following statement: “Under our Constitution the president should seek authorization from Congress before his proposed military action. I’m concerned about the consequences of a military strike in Syria, and what happens with step two, three and four after that. There may be a variety of ways, some  military and some not, to show our disgust with the Syrian government’s apparent use of chemical weapons against its own people. Since the president’s proposed action appears not to be for the purpose of overthrowing the Assad government, during the congressional debate I will assess whether a military strike would do more harm than good by setting off a chain of consequences that could involve American fighting men and women in another long-term Middle Eastern conflict.”

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Do you watch college football? Why or why not?

Rachel Cupples (Finger):

Paul D. Sweat (Adamsville):

June Gant (Adamsville):

“No, sir. I don’t care a thing about football. There are too many sports on TV. We can’t watch the news sometimes for the football games.”

“Every chance I get because I just like college football.”

“I just got in it with my husband. He won’t miss a one.”

Jimmy Robertson (Adamsville): “I watch college football because of all the prepping for the games and everything that goes on in the game.”

Jamie Hendry (Leapwood): “Sometimes. I watch Alabama.”

Angelina Pugh (Leapwood/ Enville): “No, I don’t. I have a sevenyear-old and we don’t have satellite, so not much football time.”

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

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U.S. Sen. Bob Corker

Last Monday, Sen. Corker (R-Tenn.) made the following statement regarding hearings...this week to consider legislation authorizing the use of U.S. military force in response to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons in Syria. “Congress’s role in U.S. military force has too often been abdicated to presidential authority, so I look forward to a vigorous debate on this important authorization,” said Corker. “The American people deserve to hear more from the administration about why military action in Syria is necessary, what it will achieve and how it will be sufficiently limited to keep the U.S. from being drawn further into the Syrian conflict. Now that the president has decided to use force and seek authorization, he must immediately use every resource appropriate in making his case to the public before this potentially defining vote in Congress.” EDITOR’S NOTE: What do you think McNairy County? Please share your opinion with us on this or any other topic.


Texting while driving can be avoided with technology By Lois Larimore X Text Technologies Texting while driving is a habit that could turn deadly. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration if you are texting while driving you are 23 times more likely to become involved in an accident. If you text while you drive you may as well have a seeing eye dog or a white cane because texting while driving is the same as being blind for five seconds according to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Over 800,000 drivers are texting every second across the United States. By doing so, they are reducing their brake reaction speed by as much as 18 percent. If you are in the habit of texting while driving, you might as well have had a couple of brews because according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Adminis-

tration texting while driving is the same as consuming four beers. According to the National Safety Council 1.6 million accidents occur every year because of texting while driving and accounts for almost 25 percent of all vehicle accidents. Every day there are eleven teen deaths in America because of texting while driving. In fact, texting while driving is the number one cause of death among driving teenagers. If you are tempted to start texting while driving, turn off your cell phone before you get in the car. Put your phone in the glove compartment, in a bag, or in your purse. No text message or phone call is worth your life or the lives of others. If you must text or call while you are driving, pull off the road and stop completely. Break the texting while driving habit by letting your friends and family members know that if your phone goes

straight to voice mail it means that you are unavailable. It is vital that you take control over your cell phone. Never let it control your life. You are the only person who can decide if and when you read or send a message on your cell phone. Parents and others can take the process one step further with a texting while driving device. XText Technologies is a device that easily installs into any vehicle. Once a driver reaches 10 MPH, the driver’s cell phone only is disabled. If the speed is reduced to less than 10 mph, cell phone functionality is fully restored. Helping Xtext Technologies into production can help avoid 330,000 accidents per year. Every little bit helps. Donate today and help save lives with XText Technologies. Please visit for more information.

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 • 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 • Airman Christopher D. Ellis, Air Force • 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 • SPC Joseph Payne, US Army Nat. Guard • 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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John Q. Ingram

Annie Bell Gaddis Brigman

Oma ‘Pee-Wee’ Edmondson

John Q. Ingram of Selmer, Tenn. was born October 5, 1931 in Guys, Tenn., the son of the late John Quincy Ingram and Lois Abernathy Ingram Newman. He was united in marriage to Betty Moore on May 28, 1960. Mr. Ingram retired from Sheet Metal Workers Local #4 in Memphis, TN. He attended Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Planting and nurturing a garden, fruit trees, and vines were a favorite past time. He was also interested in national and international news and politics. Additionally, he liked watching college and professional football. He really enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, his family and friends will always remember his great sense of humor. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army. Mr. Ingram departed this life on September 1, 2013 at his residence at the age of 81 years, 10 months, 27 days. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty (Moore) Ingram of Selmer, Tenn.; two daughters, Cynthia Travis and husband Rickey of Starkville, MS, Trudy Hawkins and husband Bill of Olympia, WA; two sisters, Dorene Holman, Jimmie Teague; two brothers, Sam Ingram, Dan Ingram; four grandchildren, Holly Travis, James Travis, Sarah Hawkins, Ben Hawkins; host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Ingram was preceded in death by two sisters, Sarah Gregory, Ann Flagg. Services will be held on September 4, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Mike Hollaway, Phillip Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery at Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Guestbook may be signed at Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or Legacy Hospice in Selmer, Tenn.

Annie Bell Gaddis Brigman was born August 12, 1933 in McNairy County, Tenn., the daughter of the late John Henry and Essie Mae Kiser Gaddis. Mrs. Brigman was a Homemaker and a Share Cropper working in the cotton fields in her early years. She was Baptist in faith. She loved flowers, quilting, canning and spending time with her family. Mrs. Brigman departed this life on August 31, 2013 in Bethel Springs, Tennessee at the age of 80 Years, 19 Days. She is survived by her children, Patricia Nevis and husband Eddie of Michie, Tenn., John Brigman of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Pauline Hill of Selmer, Tenn., Melinda Hayes of Selmer, Tenn., Mary Ann Anderson of Huntington, Tenn.; a daughter-inlaw, Judy Brigman; her grandchildren, Cody Stout and wife Anna, Hunter Nevis, Tina Crum and husband Tommy, Michael Brigman, Derreck King and wife Amanda, Zach King and companion Ballie Littlejohn, Ethan King and wife Jamie, Danny Ray Anderson, Billy Anderson, and Cecil Junior Anderson; step grandchildren, Brian Nevis and Cynthia Nevis; her great grandchildren, Taylor King, Anna Crum, Jonathan Crum, Nicholas Crum, Rebecca Anderson, Hannah Anderson, and Kimberly Anderson; her step great grandson, Bentley Baldini; two sisters, Crickett Jarrett of Crump, TN, and Peggy Dickey of Lawton, Tenn.; aunt, Minnie Michaels of Selmer, Tenn.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brigman was preceded in death by her husband Oscar Brigman; a daughter, Dorothy Brigman; a son, Bobby Brigman; five brothers and two sisters. Services were held on September 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, Anthony Rowland and Mike Hollaway officiated. Burial followed in the McCalips Chapel Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee. Pallbearers to serve: Jamie Crutcher, Joey Millmeyer, Brian Thompson, Tommy Crum, Austin Lowrance and John Junior Crouse.

Oma (Pee-Wee) Edmondson was born July 29, 1939 in Tishomingo, MS, the son of the late Clement and Juanita McRae Edmondson. Mr. Edmondson was a selfemployed carpenter, having retired from full-time construction work in 2004. He loved his garden and tending his flowers, and enjoyed hunting and fishing when he was able. He was a Christian in faith. Mr. Edmondson departed this life on August 28, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 74 years, 30 days. He is survived by his loving companion of 30 years, Rebecca Moore of Michie, Tenn.; a son, Stanley (Jake) Edmondson and wife Rhonda of Hernando, MS; three daughters: Ina Norman of Belmont, MS, Teresa Leeth and husband Billy of Tuscumbia, AL, and Angela Powers and husband Danny of Burnsville, MS; 13 grandchildren; 26 greatgrandchildren; three sisters: his twin, Ona Lambert and husband Donnie of Iuka, MS, Shannon Terry of Burnsville, MS, and Rose Ward and husband Wayne of Corinth, MS; two brothers, Bill McRae of Double Springs, AL and Telford Edmondson and wife Lisa of Augusta, GA; step-mother, Memphis Cummings of Burnsville, MS; several nieces and nephews; extended family Marilyn Moore, Debi Bertalotto and husband Kevin, Belinda Henson and husband Jeff, and their children and grandchildren; and a host of friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Edmondson was preceded in death by a grandchild, Amanda (Leeth) Taylor, and a step-son, Nelson Moore. Services were held on August 30, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Steven Moore officiating. Burial followed in the Pebble Hill Cemetery at Michie, Tennessee. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.

Mary Flores Mary Flores was born June 11, 1929 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of the late Joseph and Inez Alt Kaiser. She was united in marriage to Raymond Flores. Mr. Flores preceded her in death on August 11, 1998. Mrs. Flores retired from St. Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City, IN as an admitting clerk. She attended Solitude Free Will Baptist Church in Adamsville, Tennessee. She enjoyed reading and traveling across the United States with her husband. Mrs. Flores departed this life on August 28, 2013 in Adamsville, Tennessee at the age of 84 years, 2 months, 17 days. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Bussie and husband Ron of Fish Lake, IN, Linda Hartwig and husband Randy of Knoxville, Tenn., Bonnie Goodloe and husband Brian of Michigan City, IN; two grandchildren, Joel Bussie, Mike Goodloe and wife Naomi; five great grandchildren, Andrew, Taylor, Colby; T.J. and Clay, a sister, Judy Nitchell and husband Baylis of Elkhart, IN; host of extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Flores was preceded in death by a granddaughterin-law, Lauren Bussie; two sisters. A graveside service was held on August 31, 2013 at the O’Neal Cemetery in Enville, Tennessee with Jetta Forsythe officiating.

Mary Avon Brown Phillips Mary Avon Brown Phillips was born January 12, 1927 in Selmer, Tenn., the daughter of the late Evan and Edith Dickey Brown. Mrs. Phillips was a member of the First Baptist Church in Selmer, Tennessee and a 50 year member of the Eastern Star. She worked for Walmart for many years in the arts and crafts department. She was a very outgoing person who loved people, flowers, sewing, arts and crafts, and most of all her family. Mrs. Phillips departed this life on August 30, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 86 years, 7 months, 18 days. She is survived by two sons, Richard Sanders and wife Peggy of Selmer, Tenn., Randy Phillips and wife Suzanne of Selmer, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Kelly Peters and husband Joe, Andie Sanders and Kirby Dee Phillips; three great grandchildren, Andrew Wheeler, Kyle Wheeler and Parker Wheeler; four brothers, James T. “Buddy” Brown of Stantonville, Tenn., Evan Brown Jr. and wife Jean of Stantonville, Tenn., Olan K. Brown of Stantonville, Tenn. and Bobby Neal Brown and wife Laurie of Stantonville, Tenn.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs Phillips was preceded in death by her first husband, W. J. Sanders; her second husband, Glen Dee Phillips; a sister-in-law, Marie Brown. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on September 6, 2013 at the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens in Bethel Springs, Tennessee with Murray Kimball officiating.

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Foster Family

Frank D. Lipford Frank D. Lipford was born November 3, 1943 in McNairy County, Tenn., the son of the late Marvin and Effie B. Wilson Lipford. Mr. Lipford along with his brothers were musicians and loved playing for crowds all over West Tennessee. He was the drummer and also would sing. Along with his love of music, he enjoyed a good cup of coffee, fishing, gardening, building things, and took great comfort in reading his Bible. He retired as a residential and commercial painter. Mr. Lipford departed this life on August 27, 2013 in Finger, Tennessee at the age of 69 years, 9 months, 24 days. He is survived by a daughter, Bridget Gately and husband Allen of Henderson, Tenn.; four granddaughters, Brittany Gately, Bailey Gately, Alyssa Gately, Rilee Gately; two great granddaughters, Kasyn Miller, Karleigh Beth White; a sister, Nellie Williams of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; three brothers, Allen Lipford of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Bobby Lipford and wife Paula of Aurora, IL, Don Lipford and wife Gail of Finger, Tenn.; host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lipford was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Phillips; six brothers, Arnold (Buck) Lipford, James Lipford, Preston Lipford, Raymond Lipford, Billy Lipford, Everett Lipford. Services were held on August 30, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Ken Kitchen officiating. Burial followed in the New Salem Cemetery at Bethel Springs, Tennessee.

The family of Joe Allen Foster would like to thank all their friends and neighbors for the cards, flowers, food, and comforting words. Special thanks to Bro. Aaron Moss and Bro. Mike Holloway, Shackelford Funeral Directors, McNairy Regional Hospital, First Responders and the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.

In Loving Memory of Susan Price Darwin Born March 4, 1960 Left us September 8, 2011

“Her Smile” Though her smile is gone forever, And her hand we cannot touch, We still have so many memories, of the one we loved so much.

Her memory is our keepsake, with which we will never part.

God has her in His keeping, We have her in our hearts. We love you, All of your family

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Caden Max Pettigrew

Welcome Caden Caden Max Pettigrew was born August 8, 2013 at 6:12 p.m. at the Jackson Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. He is the son of Kip and Robyn Pettigrew of Adamsville, Tenn. Grandparents are Jackie and Cora Mae Daniel, Jimmy Max and Kaye Pettigrew, all of Adamsville. Great-grandparents are Birdie Black and the late Robert Black and Nell Daniel and the late Willard Daniel, the late Rayford and Georgia Nichols and the late James and Mildred Pettigrew, all of Adamsville.

church events • Chewalla Baptist “Living Inside Out” Chewalla Baptist invites you to “Living Inside Out” on Sunday nights at 5:30 p.m. The children focused ministry will also have classes for youth and adults. The VBSstyle program is filled with music, fun videos and highenergy learning. The theme is “God’s Game Plan.” For more information, see the church’s page on Facebook or their website at September 7 • Union Grove United Methodist Church Breakfast Old Timey Breakfast at Union Grove United Methodist Church on Pleasant Site Rd. off Hwy 142 at 8 a.m. Donations accepted, everyone welcome. September 8 • Little Zion M.B. Church Celebration Little Zion M.B. Church Family invite you to our “Pastor and Wife’s Fourth Anniversary Celebration” on Sept. 8, 2013 at 3 p.m. located Hwy 145 N. Polk Street, Corinth, MS. Honorees Pastor Chris and Sis. Pamela Traylor. Guest speaker: Pastor Willie Bogan, Red Hill Missonary Baptist Church, Blue Springs, MS. • Faith Baptist Church “Honor Our Heroes” Faith Baptist Church in Selmer, will host their Honor our Heroes service on Sept. 8 at 10:45 a.m. The service lead by Pastor Murry Kimball will honor military, first responders and public servants. Faith Baptist is located at 1301 Peach St., in Selmer. September 8th - 11th • Selmer 2nd Baptist Revival There will be a Revival at Selmer 2nd Baptist with Bro. Ronny Geary. Sunday services will be at 10 a.m. & 5:30 p.m., and Mon. - Wed. at 7 p.m. All are welcome to come. Sept. 8th - 11th • Union Grove United Methodist Church Revival Revival at Union Grove United Methodist Church an Pleasant Site Rd off Hwy 142. Services each night at 7pm with special singing each night. On Sunday night Sept.8th, We will have potluck supper at 6pm. Rev. Mark Matheny will be the guest speaker. Everyone welcome, come out & enjoy some good preaching & singing. September 15 • Mt. Sharon Presbyterian Church Annual Singing The Annual 3rd Sunday Singing at Mt. Sharon Presbyterian Church will be Sunday, Sept. 15. The Cartwright Family will be our featured singers. Service begins at 10:45 with brief worship service with Bro. Ricky Mitchell and singing will begin around 11am. Bring your family & friends & celebrate the long standing singing tradition at Mt. Sharon Presbyterian Church (Gilchrist Community). There will be no afternoon singing. September 29 - October 2 •Selmer First United Methodist Church Revival Selmer First United Methodist Church will have a Revival beginning Sunday, Sept. 29 at 6:30. Also a picnic from 5 until 6. Children and youth games 4 until 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 will be youth night with Lisa Clements as the guest speaker. She will also speak on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Reverend Terry Presson will have a Spiritual Renewal and Rededicaton service along with congregational singing.

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Katie Lynn Moore & Phillip Zackery Brown

Moore - Brown Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Moore are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Katie Lynn Moore to Phillip Zackery Brown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Gordon Moore, Horace and Joyce McMahan of Woodville, Tenn. and Lynn and Mary Katherine McCain of Brentwood, Tenn. She is the great granddaughter of Johnnie Henson. She is a 2007 graduate of McNairy Central High School and 2011 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. Katie is a Pre-K 4 teacher at Bethel Springs Elementary School. The groom-elect is the grandson of Sue Teague and the late Joe Teague of Ramer, Tenn. He is the son of Debbie Brown and the nephew of Peyton and Susan Allen and Nancy Jones. He is a 2007 graduate of McNairy Central High School. Zack is employed by Wardlow Farms of Ramer, Tenn. The wedding will take place on Saturday, October 5th at 6 p.m. at the home of Darryl and Shelva Moore with a reception to follow. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Now thru September • Sarah’s Soles4Souls Shoe Drive Sarah’s Soles4Souls Shoe Drive. You know all those extra shoes lying around your house that you never wear? National American Miss Tennessee, Sarah Ford is hosting a shoe drive during the month of September. You can donate new or gently worn shoes, all kinds and sizes, which will change someone’s life. Drop off locations include Selmer Civic Center, McNairy Co recycling center (Selmer location) or contact Sarah 731-645-9432.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Mulder and their children would like to invite their family and friends to the 25th Wedding Reception on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 2 until 4 p.m. at West Shiloh Baptist Church, Stantonville, Tenn. No gifts, please.

Blood Drive Tuesday, Sept. 3: Adamsville Healthcare and Rehab, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9: Selmer Courthouse, 12 noon until 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13: First Baptist Church in Adamsville, 12 noon until 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16: UT Martin, Selmer Center from 1 until 5 p.m. September 7 • MCHS Basketball Cheerleaders Pageant McNairy Central Basketball Cheerleader’s Annual Pageant at the Selmer Civic Center. All ages. Doors open at 1 p.m. for registration, $25 cash only at the door. Pageant begins at 2 p.m. Admission is $3 for 12 & up, $1 for 5-11 yrs, & under 4 free. Forms available at Hawk & Comp., Beauty Shops, or e-mail karenchannell@ For more info call or text 731-439-1528. • McNairy County American Legion Post 162 McNairy County’s American Legion, Post 162, will be having its annual yard sale in Lynn Conley’s building at 207 Canal St. in Selmer on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 7 a.m. until ? This is one of the means we use to raise money for Post functions. We rely on this and donations from members and their families to accomplish our charitable projects throughout the year.

If you wish to inquire about membership, or have items to donate, please call any of the names listed: John Anderson (Commander) (731) 645-4100, Charles Coleman (Chaplain) (731) 6457132, Bill Webster (Sgt. at Arms) (731) 934-0438, Harold Cox (1st Vice Commander) (731) 645-6396, James Beck (Finance Officer) (731) 610-2416, or Tom Tuisl (Recording Sec.) (731) 645-7448. • Purdy Dance Saturday Night Dance at Old Purdy Community Center, Saturday, Sept. 7. Free dance lessons starting at 6:30. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. with Ronnie Whitten and Company. We have Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Cakes, Drinks. We have a nice clean place to enjoy while you dance or just sit & watch. Come on out, see you there! • Saddle Club Horse Show McNairy Co. Equine Association Saddle Club Horse Show at 6:00 on Sept. 7. Negative Coggins test Required. Call 731-610-2088 for more info. • Emergency Awareness Day at Selmer City Park The 3rd Annual Emergency Awareness Day at Selmer City Park, starting at 10 a.m. Show & Tell Set-Up from each Dept. Fire, Sheriff, PD, Rescue Extraction Demo, THP, Helicopter, Hardin County Firs Dive Team, TWRA Water Safety, Army Nat. Guard Rock Wall, Kids Party Jumpers, Door Prizes, BBQ Sale w/drinks, chips. See you there! September 8 • Reception and Book Signing Local author and retired McNairy County teacher Martha O’Bryant (Marti) Thweatt, who was writing under the pen name Amelia Glynn, recently published her first novel, Deceptions of Angels. She will be honored with a reception and book signing on Sunday, September 8, from 1:00-

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caster, guided tour of Gettysburg National Park, Sight & Sound Theater production of “Noah”, guided historic tour of Philedelphia with admission to the Constitution Center and Hershey’s Chocolate World! For more info. contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843. September 21 • MCHS Class of 73 McNairy Central High School Class of ‘73 will have their 40 year reunion on Sat., Sept. 21, 2013 6 p.m. at Pickwick Inn, Pickwick Dam, Tenn. For more information, call 731-645-3735. RSVP by September 1. October 5 • Soul Trot 5K Run/Walk Soul Trot 5K Run/Walk raising money and awareness for Soles4Souls on Saturday, October 5th at Selmer City Park. Pre-registration is $20 +pair of new or gently worn shoes, includes T-shirt. Must be received prior to September 21st. Mail to “Soul Trot 5K”, 31 Fairway Place, Selmer, TN 38375 or registration “onsite” beginning at 8 a.m. - Selmer City Park. Race begins at 9 a.m. Winner in each age/gender division receives a medal. Overall male/female winners receives a trophy. The person who donates the most pairs of shoes will receive a trophy. All proceeds and shoes go to Soles4Souls. Questions? Call (731) 645-9432.

Don’t ever miss a chance to show someone you care By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor

This week I was in my office when I saw a couple who had come to our home to visit with the residents. Darryl and Marty Melton have a story to tell all their own. I knew Mrs. Marty was in a terrible accident several years ago that had left her with many health problems. Her husband, Darryl, had helped care for her since that time. Mr. Darryl was also in an accident several years ago when I still worked at the hospital in the Emergency Room. I assure you I still remember that day and Mr. Darryl, Anita Stevens and I was working on this day and soon after our patient came in we both realized it was Mr. Darryl. We both knew how he was caring for his wife and her primary care giver. Anita and I both stayed with Mr. Darryl when he went to x-ray and made sure when the time come for him to be transported we both wanted to make sure he was given the care he deserved. He had several injuries and all we could think about was who would care for Mrs. Marty? There were several concerned friends who came to provide moral support for Mr. Darryl. Now I worked in the ER for several years and had a lot of people I would go home and worry about them and their families. Mr. Darryl was one of them. When I asked him if he remembered me he said, “No but we still had a great visit.” I also had the privilege to go listen to Mrs. Marty as she played and sang for our patients. I cannot tell you how much that blessed me. This kind lady who has so many health problems herself came to make a day brighter for the folks who live in our home. Mr. Darryl told me she has just recently started playing the guitar and really seems to enjoy singing for our folks. As I watched this great lady giving back to others I thought what have I done lately? There is always someone who needs what you have to offer, a kind word, a smile, a song. Whatever you can share to make someone else’s day brighter. I really enjoyed the visit from this great man and his beautiful wife. I am so glad I was one of the nurses in the ER that day and hope God used me to make a difference to someone else. Mr. Darryl gave me a story and a CD he has written about their journey and how God has used them both. Can God use you? So many of us say I

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Marty Melton plays for the residents at McNairy County Health Care Center. have nothing to offer and to that I say REALLY. As the song on the CD Mr. Darryl gave me says, “never miss a chance to tell someone you care, it may be the last chance you have.” When you have the opportunities join me in telling these two great folks what a blessing they are to our community. Every day is a blessing to you and me. Were you able to get up this morning? Then you, my friend, are very blessed. Share that blessing with someone else. Mrs. Marty, I loved the sound and enjoyed the music as well as our patients. Mr. Darryl, God blesses you and I am sure glad we had the chance to visit. Until next time.

Selmer Senior center news By Margaret White Contributor

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Big catch for McCormick in 1940 The late Emmitte McCormick of Gravel Hill proudly displays his days catch following a trip to the Pickwick Dam in the 1940’s.

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You will need: •1 cup sugar •1/ 4 cup water •2 cups peeled, seeded and diced watermelon •1 cup lemon juice •1 quart carbonated water In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar and water. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Let cool ten minutes. Meanwhile, place the watermelon and lemon juice in the container of a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a large pitcher. Discard any solids. Add the sugar syrup to the watermelon mixture, stirring to blend. Cover and refrigerate at least four hours. When ready to serve, stir in the carbonated water. Serve immediately over ice. Yield: 2 quarts

We had a very exciting August here at the Selmer Senior Center. On August 6th, we had the Brain Game tryouts. The team selected was Faye McCormick, Lynn Crow, and Glynda Barron. On August 22nd they represented our Center at Jackson at the district level where they won the trophy! They now compete September 13th at Jackson to determine who will advance to the state competition October 18th. We are so proud of them. Hollie and Shelia made us delicious soup and egg custard pie on the 8th. The price was kleenex which we donated to Selmer Middle School. Good lunch and a good cause. Before lunch we had show and tell. Some of the things shown were: Shelia brought her handkerchief collection, Parker brought a miniature iron cook stove, Michael brought wagon and team memorabilia,

Tommy Turner and Hollie Knight Faye brought an old family picture and Margaret brought a memory quilt she had made. Very interesting, thanks to all. On August 15th, El-

vis was in the building. In fact four Elvis’s were here. Tommy Turner, an Elvis tribute artist who travels all over making appearances as El-

vis, treated us to a great show. Then Randy Hall and Tommy Walker also did a great job dressing as Elvis and a whole lot of shaking was going on! Our snack was peanut butter and banana sandwiches, an Elvis favorite. Even Hollie showed up in that famous white suit! Thanks to all of you for the fun day. West Tennessee Health Care sent representatives on August 19th to trim toe nails for anyone in the area who needs that help. That was appreciated by everyone who had it done. We’ve had lots of educational presentations this month and learned lots of things. A very tasty one was on crockpot cooking done by Hollie. She brought recipes and also a sample of Peach Dump, like a cobbler but done in the crock pot. Very good. Do something nice for someone else, it will make you both feel better. Until next month this is Margaret White, Bethel Springs, Tenn.

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Volume 111, Number 16, Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Bobcats corral the Aggies By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

The Bobcats claimed their first victory of the season 16-10 against the Aggies of Kossuth, Miss. last Friday at Don Whitaker stadium.

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“Any win we get right now is good,” said Coach Charlie Dampeer. However, he still laments the team’s small size saying, despite the win, the Bobcats struggled. “We’re small and couldn’t get the edge; couldn’t lock the edge,” said Dampeer. In the first quarter the Aggies made the first touchdown of the game after an interception. Bobcat Jarret Mood ran the ball left and right along the Aggies 20 yardline before finding an opening and advancing 15 yards. The first quarter ended 0-7 for the Aggies. Bobcat Isaac Cagle earned the Bobcat’s first touchdown of the game and score of 7-6 for the Aggies in the second quarter. While the Bobcat offense chose to run the ball more, the Aggies threw several long passes though many were incomplete. In the third quarter, Bobcat defense played well with Reg-

Staff Photo by Sarah Rowland

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Isaac Cagle stiff arms a tackler as he rushes down the field against the Aggies last Friday night in the Bobcat’s season opener.

Cardinals tame Tigers in Bolivar By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Adamsville Cardinals made their way to Bolivar, Tenn., last Friday night and came home with a solid win against the Tigers

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Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo

Zak Neary breaks through the line on his way to one of his three touchdowns against the Tigers last Friday night.

The Cardinals opened the game with a strong intensity that would continue throughout the game. Adamsville wasted little time getting the momentum on their side and taking control of the game. Early in the first quarter it was Zak Neary who found the end zone first, powering his way in for the four yard score. Will Linam would go on to add the extra point and the Cardinals would take the early lead. Just before the end of the first quarter, it was Neary once again running well and finding the end zone. With the extra point again added by Linam the Cards would

take a 14-0 lead into the second half. “I told them, hey we were down 14 points last week and we came back,” said head coach Brandon Gray. “We cannot let up, we have to continue to play hard and execute.” Adamsville did just that, they came out in the start of the second quarter and they executed their offense just as they had been in the first quarter. It only took two minutes off the clock before Neary once again found his way into the end zone for his third touchdown of the contest. Linam again tacked on the extra point and the Cards were looking at a 21-0 lead. However, mid-way through the second quarter the Tigers did gain a little momentum of their own. The “bend but do not break” Adamsville defense, led by Junior linebacker Jacob Dengler, bent a little too far and the Tigers found their way into the end zone through the air ending the shut out and getting 6 points on the home side

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Bobcats strike well against the Tigers By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

The Lady Bobcats took the win in golf over Bolivar last Tuesday at Selmer Golf & Country Club with a final score of 92-99. Valerie Jones and Sarah Stanfield contributed individual scores of 46 while Kristen Rowsey finished with a score of 52. Though the Lady Bobcats took the win overall, Bolivar golfer Leah Parks claimed the medal as the best scorer with a score of 42.

Stanfield played particularly well on two holes about midway through the course said one spectator. On a fairway that hooked around some trees, Rowsey hit an exceptional drive through the limbs with the ball landing on the fairway on the other side. The Lady Bobcats fared better in the nine hole match than their male teammates who fell to Bolivar by just one point with a final score of 153-152. John Hunter Powers was the top scorer for the Bobcats with a score of 35 followed by Hunter Foote, 36, Matt Chandler, 41, Dilan Miller, 41, and Briley Taylor,

42. Bolivar golfer John Sain, though, took the medal as best scorer with a score of 34. The Bobcats competed against Bolivar again, along with Lexington and Southside, last Thursday in a match played at Pinetree Golf Club in Lexington, Tenn. The Bobcat boys finished second with a score of 159 behind Bolivar, 155, and followed by Southside, 164, in third place and Lexington, 165, in fourth. The Lady Bobcats also came in second with a score of 94 behind Lexington, 92, and followed by Bolivar, 101, in third.

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Briley Taylor lines up his putt last week against Bolivar. The Bobcats shot well but came up one shot short against the Tigers.


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Junior Cards open with win over Blue Devils By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Adamsville junior Cardinals played host to in county rival Michie last week, and came away with a huge win over the Blue Devils.

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It was a hot day in Adamsville, Tenn., as the Cardinals got off to a hot start against the Blue Devils. The Cardinals came out and tried to set the tone early by running the ball and being physical with the smaller Blue Devils. They were able to succeed in the first quarter and got on the board first with a touchdown run from Lucas Turnbow. The Cards’ Mason McCann added the two point conversion putting Adamsville up 8-0 with three minutes left in the quarter. It was not long before the Devils came up with a answer, when Clint Coleman got away from the defense, and into the end zone. With just seconds left in the first quarter Coleman then added on the two point conversion, and tied the game 8-8. Half way through the second quarter the Cards were able to answer back. Mason McCann took the ball with 5 minutes left in the second quarter and made his way into the end zone giving the Cards a 14-8 lead and momentum going towards halftime. After the break it only took the Cardinals a few minutes to get back to the end zone, when Woody Hancock made his way into the end zone and gave the Redbirds a 20-8 lead. The Cardinals were successful in adding the two point conversion. The two teams went back and forth fighting for position and momentum when the Cardinals were able to get in the end zone again in the fourth quarter. It was again Hancock that got away from the defense and scored putting the Cards up 28-8. On the following kickoff Clint Coleman took the ball for the Blue Devils and made his way all the way down the field for the touchdown. Coleman was able

to cut the lead down to 14, but there was not enough time in the game for the Devils to complete the comeback. “We had over 100 yards of offense called back and we just ran out of gas,” said head coach Michael Cleary. “They ran more than twice the plays we did which means they controlled the ball and the line of scrimmage.” The Devils will host the Ramer Eagles in their next match-up. As for the Cardinals they will take the county win and hope to carry the momentum into their next game at Selmer. “It was a great effort from both teams,” said head coach Michael Harvill. “I am very proud of the line for opening up some big holes for our backs. It was just an over all good game.

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(AJHS) (Rushing) Mason McCann: 148 Yds, 1 TD; Woody Hancock: 105 Yds, 1 TD; Lucas Turnbow: 11 Yds, 1 TD; Tristen Coleman: 2 Yds, 1 TD; Miles Kelley: 30 Yds (Defense) Miles Kelley: 6 Tkl; Braden Austin: 4 Tkl, FR; Jackson Webb: 3 Tkl; Mason McCann: 3 Tkl; Cade Harvell, Matthew Howie, Tristen Coleman, Lucas Turnbow, Hunter Wicker: 1 Tkl (Michie) (Rushing) Jacob Crum: 8 Yds, 2 Car; Clint Coleman: 61 Yds, 7 Car, 1 TD; Justin Sanders: 1 Yd, 1 Car; Dawson Hollan: 44 Yds, 4 Car (Defense) Gage Willis: 5 Tkl, 1 Ast; Jourdan Dengler: 2 Tkl; Jacob Crum: 3 Tkl, 1 Ast; Clint Coleman: 2 Tkl, 2 Ast; Blue Lindsey: 1 Tkl, 1 Ast; Justin Sanders: 2 Tkl, 1 Ast; Dawson Hollan: 2 Tkl, 1 Ast; Josh Butler: 3 Tkl; Aaron White: 1 Tkl; Jagger English: 5 Tkl

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Mason McCann runs around the Blue Devil defender last week in the Cards first regular season game.

Lions open season with win over Rebels By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

The Selmer Lions defeated the Bethel Rebels in their first game of the season last Thursday at Don Whitaker stadium.

(Passing) Chase Wallace: 3 Att, 2 Comp (Defense) Mickey Finnie: 5 Tkl; Carson Kennedy: 3 Tkl; Dalton Pylate: 3 Tkl; Tanner Nicholson: 3 Tkl (Bethel) (Rushing) Cornelius Bailey: 121 Yds, 10 Att; Beau Barnes: 6 Yds, 4 Att; Josiah Sanders: 2 Yds, 2 Att; Will

Jones: 1 Yd, 3 Att (Passing) Jones: 1 Att (Defense) Beau Barnes: 9 Tkl, 3 Ast; Cornelius Bailey: 6 Tkl; Jacob Cotner: 2 Tkl, 2 Ast; Josiah Sanders: 2 Tkl, 2 Ast; Ryan Parmely: 1 Tkl, 3 Ast; Michael Wilder: 1 Tkl, 1 Ast; Will Jones: 1 Tkl; Kevin Sosa: 1 Tkl; Brandon Russell: 1 Ast

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The Lions were up 20-6 by halftime, a lead they maintained through the second half finishing the game 28-14. Overall, the Lions outperformed the Rebels with more yardage gain, attempted and completed passes and fewer penalties and yardage loss. The Lions gained 190 yards throughout the game and completed two out of three passes with only two penalties and 10 yards lost. Despite the win for the Lions, the Rebels weren’t far behind with a total of 133 yards gained.

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Lion Rhomerius Knight celebrates a touchdown with teammates during the win against the Rebels last week.

(Selmer) (Rushing) Rhomerius Knight: 188 Yds, 6 Car, 3 TD; Chase Wallace: 1 TD; Tylon Walker: 78 Yds, 6 Car; Tanner Nicholson: 9 Yds, 2 Car; Hunter McCullar: 22 yds, 1 Car (Receiving) Hunter McCullar: 35 Yds, 1 Catch; Cole Miller: 9 Yds, 1 Catch

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Local Cheerleader To Perform In The London New Year’s Day Parade:

Andrea Channell from MCHS, American Cheerleader has been invited to London. Girls were selected based on try outs on superior cheerleading skills from across the country. The first fundraiser will be Sept.7, 2013 A Beauty Pageant, 2 p.m. at the Selmer Civic Center. For more info call Karen at 731439-1528

Selmer Parks and Recreation Fall Sports Lineup

Sign-ups are now open at the Selmer Community Center for fall sports. Girls softball ages 4-14, Soccer ages 3-14 will be $40 and the deadline is August 30. Basketball ages 3-14 will be $40 and the deadline is set for October 25. Dance and Gymnastics ages 3 and up will be $30 per month per child. Please come and sign up at the community center at 232 North Fifth Street, or contact 731-645-3866 for more information.

Special Needs Athletics Baseball

Selmer’s Special Needs Athletics Fall Baseball League will start Monday Sept. 9 with games every Monday at Patriot Park in Selmer. Jackson’s Special Needs Athletics Fall Baseball League will begin Thursday Sept. 5 with games played every Thursday at the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex. SNA is open to ages 4-adult for those with physical or developmental special needs. Call Linda Taylor at (731) 610-7557 for Selmer info., or Michael Richardson at (731) 394-6675 for Jackson info.

MBA Fall Basketball Sign ups

The MBA will be holding sign ups for the upcoming 2013 Fall Season for girls and boys currently in the 4th and 5th grade. Season will run from Oct. until November 15. No sign up fee. Sign up sheets MUST be returned to your designated school contact by Sept. 6. Ramer - Tena Rowsey, Bethel - Skylar Crayton, Michie - Denise Bennett, Selmer Elementary Amy Whitten, and Selmer Middle - Melody Price.

Tennis tournament

The Adamsville High School tennis team will be sponsoring a non-sanctioned tennis tournament open to all on September 20 - 22 at the Adamsville City Park. For more information or entry forms, call Michael Harvill at 731-239-2434 after 6 p.m. or 731-434-8960 (Cell). Deadline for entry is September 18 at 9 p.m.

sports on deck High School Football TCA @ AHS LHS @ MCHS (Friday September 6 - 7 p.m.) High School Soccer AHS @ FWHS (Thursday September 5 - 6 p.m.) High School Golf MCHS @ Bolivar Madison @ Adamsville (Thursday September 5 - 4 p.m.)

Lady Cats cage Lady Eagles By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

Ladycats soccer took the district win against Southside last Thursday in a home match played at Selmer Middle School.

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The Ladycats possessed a lot of hustle and stamina throughout the game with a strong offense that worked well maneuvering the ball down the field and taking shots, but by halftime the score remained 0-0 due to several missed shots. In the game against Adamsville the previous week, Coach Jerry Lott had said while the offense does well getting the ball to the goal, they need to work on the accuracy of their scoring. He agreed that last Thursday’s game wasn’t an exception. About two minutes into the second half, Larlee Williams made the first goal of the game with an assisted corner kick by Mary Kate Doyle making the score 1-0. Soon afterward Southside made the second goal of the

Lady Cards off to good start By Brian Azevedo

MCHS @ Woodland Hills AHS @ Humbolt (Monday September 9 - 4 p.m.) Jr. High Football AJHS @ Selmer Ramer @ Michie Reagan @ Bethel (Thursday September 5 - 5:30 p.m.) High School Volleyball MCHS @ Hardin County (Thursday September 5 - 4 p.m.) Jr. High Softball Adamsville @ Selmer (Monday September 9 - 5:30 p.m.)

game making the score 1-1. Then Rebekah Lowrie made the final goal of the game 13 minutes into the second half taking the lead for the Ladycats with a final score of 2-1.

(MCHS) Kirsten Burkeens: 1 SOG, 1 Steal; Porsha Chappell: 1 SOG, 2 FK; Mary Kate Doyle: 1 SOG, 1 Cross, 4 CK, 1 FK; Danielle Forsythe: 3 SOG, 5 Cross, 2 FK; Rebekah Lowrie: 9 SOG, 1 Steal, 11 Cross, 1 CK, 1 Goal; Haven Phelps: 3 SOG, 5 Cross, 1 CK; Aspen Baxter: 1 FK; Laralee Williams: 2 SOG, 1 Goal; Holley Moore: 5 Saves

Edward Jones POTW

Sports Editor

The Lady Cardinals are getting off to a good start to the 2013 season with recent wins over Scotts Hill High School and Wayne County High School.

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The Cardinals got off to a slow start against the Lions, but were able to put it together and come away with a win. The Lady Cards took 29 shots on goal against the Lions, and were able to get one of them through for their only score of the game. This goal came from Madelynn Lynch with an assist from Anna Johnson. “We were not ready to play,” said head coach Rebecca Ashe. “I was not happy with our effort. We took 29 shots but only scored one. We have to get better if we are going to compete in our district. We did get the win but we have a lot of work to do.”

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Adamsville got a early goal from Robin Moore, in the eleventh minute of the first half, which gave them the momentum for the rest of the contest. The Lady Cards again took more than 20 shots on goal and were only able to get two in the net. The Lady Cards went on to score again in the second half on a penalty kick by Blair Prather. Unfortunately the game we ended early and on a low note, when a player from Wayne County was injured and taken away from the field by ambulance. “We did some great things,” said Ashe. “We passed better than what we have been doing, our defense looked good and our shooting was better. The game ended short due to a Wayne County player getting hurt. We won but Coach White, the team and myself hope and pray that the young lady injured will be ok. As a coach you never want that for any player.” The Cardinals will be in action against Fayette Ware in their upcoming match and hope to keep the momentum rolling through that game as well. The Cardinals are now 3-1 for the season and looking like they may have a good season.

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Zak Neary is this weeks winner from Adamsville for defensive Player of the Week.

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Jacob Wallis is this weeks winner from Adamsville for offensive Player of the Week.


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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Volleycats win over Tigers Adamsville golf aims low By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Adamsville golf team had their hands full last week when they took on Riverside, Scotts Hill, Hardin County and Perry County. In each match the Cardinals have been led by Junior Stone Lipford. Lipford shot a 50 against Hardin and Perry County, while recording a 58 against Riverside and Scotts Hill. During the Pickwick tournament, against Hardin and Perry County, the cards finished with a team team score of 228, which placed them in third place. Along with Lipford, Hunter Butler also recorded a score of 50 while the rest of the team finished in the 60’s. With only three members competing against Riverside and Scotts Hill, the Cardinals finished with a team score of 189.

The Cardinals this year are competing with no females members. Only the guys will be taking the course for the Redbirds and they will continue to aim low.

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Hamilton’s Hole-in-one

Submitted Photo Barton Hamilton stands on the green after sinking a hole-in-one worth $10,000 during the UT Martin fund raising golf tournament. Hamilton got to keep half of his prize while the other half went to the Skyhawk golf team. “This is the first holein-one that we’ve ever had in this tournament,” UT Martin head coach Jerry Carpenter said. “I am very proud of Barton and this outstanding accomplishment.”

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gie McNeal intercepting the ball and scoring a touchdown for a score of 13-7 and Sean Johnson making a strong tackle pushing back the Aggie’s offense approximately 10 yards at the end of the third. However, with about a minute left in the third quarter, the Aggies recovered a fumble by the Bobcats gaining possession of the ball for the fourth quarter. The Aggies made a field goal in the fourth for a score of 16-10. At the end of the game, the Bobcat offense ran the clock out to take the win.


Staff Photo by Sarah Rowland

The MCHS Volleycats dominated Bolivar last Thursday with a final score of 3-1. After winning the first game 25-11, the Bobcats lost the second game 22-25. However, they quickly claimed the win the next two games winning 25-14 and 25-22 respectively. Pictured above: Annie Tumbleson serves a set in an early match.

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(MCHS) (Rushing) Total: Isaac Cagle: 112 Yds, 17 Car, TD; Jarrett Mood: 57 Yds, 7 Car, TD; Kintavius Newsome: 6 Yds, 4 Car, TD (Passing) Total: 124; Isaac Cagle: 4-9, 2 INT, 1 TD (Receiving) Reggie McNeal: 48 Yds, 2 Rec, 1 TD; Darwin Kelly: 15 Yds, 1 Rec, TD; Jarrett Mood: 9 Yds, 1 Rec, TD (Defense) Jarett Mood: 5 Tkl; Isaac Cagle: 3 Tkl, 1 Ast; Darwin Kelly: 5 Tkl, 5 Ast; Terrell Harris: 2 Tkl, 2 Ast; John Graham: 10 Tkl, 6 Ast; MykealHudson: 2 Tkl, 5 Ast; SeanJohnson: 6 Tkl, 3 Ast; Taye Crump: 2 Tkl, 1 Ast; Reggie McNeal: 1 Tkl; Phillip Williams: 2 Tkl, 1 Ast; Kintavius Newsom: 2 Tkl, 1 Ast; Cameron Atkins: 3 Ast; Ian Jobe: 1 Tkl, 1 Ast; B.J. Dickey: 3 Tkl; Zach WilHunting season son: 2 Tkl, 1 Ast

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ramer rolls Reagan By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Ramer Eagles came away with a big opening win as they played host to Reagan.

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It was once again the Kylin Wynn show, as the eighth grade running back recorded more than 100 yards in the Eagles season opener. The Eagles had little trouble taking care of the visiting team, and got a lot of kids playing time early in the season. Ramer was dominant on the ground, recording more than 200 yards rushing as a team. Along with Wynn, the Eagles got a touchdown from Jhiannos Damron and Grant McMahan who returned a fumble for a score

during the game. Ramer will have a tougher time next week as they begin county play, when they travel to Michie to take on the Blue Devils. (Ramer) (Rushing) Kylin Wynn: 145 Yds, 4 TD; Ronnie Kinkennon: 6 Yds; Jhiannos Damron: 55 Yds, 1 TD (Passing) Bryce Hawkins: 2-2, 35 Yds (Receiving) Grant McMahan: 2 Rec, 35 Yds (Defense) Kylin Wynn: 5 Tkl; Jacob Patterson-Davis: 1 Tkl; Spencer Comer: 1 Tkl; Grant McMahan: 1 Tkl, FR, 1 TD; Undavious Floyd: 2 Tkl; Trevor Wilson: 2 Tkl; Ronnie Kinkennon: 5 Tkl; Chris Waddell: 2 Tkl; Landon Fowler: 2 Tkl; Garrett Youngblood: 2 Tkl; Jay Floyd: 7 Tkl; Jhiannos Damron: 5 Tkl; Grady Matthews: 1 Tkl; Tavion Luster: 2 Tkl; Jimmy Sorrell: 1 Tkl; Jack Petty: 3 Tkl; Jaden Derryberry: 3 Tkl; Alan Burdette: 2 Tkl; Anthony White: 1 Tkl

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of the scoreboard. It did not take the Cardinals long to respond. In the same quarter, with little more than one minute left, Jacob Wallis broke free from the defense and made his way 20 yards into the end zone to extend the Cardinals’ lead before halftime. After the break the Redbirds continued to play well. They kept a strong presence on defense and held the Tigers at bay while the offense was able to put together another scoring drive mid-way through the third quarter. With seven minutes left in the quarter, quarterback Seth Paul took to the air and connected with Ross Burcham for the 14 yard touchdown pass. Linam, in for the extra point, extended the Cardinal lead to 35-6. It took just one minute of game time for the Cardinals to find the end zone yet again. This time it was once again Wallis, on the ground, getting behind the defense and winning the foot race to the goal line, scoring from 36 yards out. Linam would come on after to add on the last points that the Cardinals would score on the night as they took the lead 42-6 going into the fourth quarter. During the fourth quarter both teams were able to get young guys time on the field. The Cardinals saw good things out of the young guys, like Laderrick Means recording 51 yards on six carries, but have their sights set on winning next week’s District 14-A matchup with Trinity Christian.


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(AHS) (Rushing) Jacob Wallis: 157 Yds, 7 Car, 2 TD; Zak Neary: 103 Yds, 10 Car, 3 TD; Chris Irons: 32 Yds, 3 Car; Seth Paul: 4 Yds, 5 Car; Tanner Liddy: 15 Yds, 1 Car; Laderrick Means: 51 Yds, 6 Car; Dylan Whirley: -1 Yds, 1 Car; Dustin Neil: 16 Yds, 3 Car; Austin Cotner: -1 Yds, 1 Car; Jacob Dengler: 11 Yds, 2 Car (Receiving) Jacob Wallis: 37 Yds, 2 Rec; Bradly Parmely: 13 Yds, 1 Rec; Ross Burcham: 14 Yds, 1 Rec, 1 TD (Passing) Seth Paul: 4-19, 64 Yds, TD (Defense) Jacob Wallis: 1 Tkl, 1 Ast; Zak Neary: 2 Tkl, 1 Ast, 2 Int; Chris Irons: 1 Tkl; Ross Burcham: 1 Tkl, 1 Ast; Austin Cotner: 1 Tkl; Onri Damron: 2 Tkl, 1 Sack; Hutch Herner: 3 Tkl, 1 Ast; Chris Bernier: 1 Tkl, 1 Ast; Jacob Dengler: 6 Tkl, 4 Ast, 1 TFL; Sidney Goldinger: 1 Tkl; Cameron Cline: 1 Tkl, 1 Ast; Zach Martin: 1 Tkl; Dylan Sweat: 3 Tkl, 2 Ast; Colton Williams: 1 Tkl, 2 Ast; Benji Smith: 3 Tkl, 1 Ast; Blake Sweat: 3 Tkl, 2 Ast; Stephon Forsyth: 1 Tkl

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Kylin Wynn carries the ball downfield. Wynn had four touchdowns against Reagan last week.

Correction In last week’s issue, it was written that the Michie Blue Devils lost to the Selmer Lions 8-0 in the Jr. High Jamboree. The Blue Devils actually won the contest 8-0 over the Lions, before the game was called due to weather.

clarification In our 2013 Fall Sports Preview section last week, Makayla Belk, a freshman at McNairy Central, was left off of the roster submitted to the Independent Appeal from the school.

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College and Career Fair set for this week A College and Career Fair for Adamsville High School and McNairy Central High School juniors and seniors will be held on Thurs. Sept. 5th beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the McNairy Central commons/auxiliary gym. The purpose of the event is to promote readiness and preparedness for entering postsecondary education and/or employment in the workplace. Qualified representatives from area colleges, universities and businesses will be on hand to talk with students. Parents of these students may choose to attend the event to be better prepared

in helping their student make decisions about future educational and employment choices. The schedule for attendance is: • MCHS Juniors: 8:30-9:00 a.m. • MCHS Seniors: 9:10-9:40 a.m. • AHS Juniors: 9:45-10:15 a.m. • AHS Seniors: 10:20-10:50 a.m. The event is coordinated through the School Counselors at McNairy County High Schools and GEAR UP TN McNairy County. For information about GEAR UP TN, please contact Molly Cheshier, McNairy County Site Coordinator at 646-2577.

Michie Elementary students study cell structure


School menus Elementary Schools Breakfast Mon. Sep - 9 Breakfast Bites/ Syrup Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Tues. Sep - 10 Sausage & Biscuit Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Wed. Sep - 11 Sausage Bagel Pizza or Yogurt Parfait Variety Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Thur. Sep - 12 Pancake/Sausage Stick/Syrup Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Fri. Sep - 13 Mini Pancakes/ Syrup Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Lunch Mon. Sep - 9 No Lunch Tues. Sep - 10 Chicken Nuggets/ Roll or Deli Wrap or Uncrustables Pack/ Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Green Beans Garden Salad Pineapple Chunks Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

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Mrs. Debra Steen’s fourth and fifth graders have been studying cell structure and function. The students were challenged to make a model of an animal or plant cell. Some of the students made edible cell models.

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Thur. Sep - 12 Breaded Chicken Sandwich or Spaghetti/Roll or Uncrustables Pack/ String Cheese/Goldfish Crackers or Chef Salad Deluxe Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Glazed Carrots Garden Salad Baked Apples Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Fri. Sep - 13 Sausage Stuffed Crust Pizza or Traveling Taco or Uncrustables Pack/ Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe Potato Rounds Pinto Beans Garden Salad Watermelon or Cantaloupe Choice of Juice Choice of Milk High Schools Lunch Mon. Sep - 9 No Lunch Tues. Sep - 10 Cheese Sticks/Sauce or Chicken Rings/ Roll or Deli Wrap or Uncrustables Pack/ Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Tiny Whole Potatoes Broccoli/Cheese Sauce

Garden Salad Diced Strawberry Cups Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Wed. Sep - 11 Sausage Stuffed Crust Pizza or Cheeseburger or Meat Loaf/Roll or Uncrustables Pack/ Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Pinto Beans Turnip Greens Garden Salad Pineapple Chunks Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Thurs Sep - 12 Pepperoni Wedge Pizza or Golden Chicken Tenders/ Roll or BBQ Sandwich or Uncrustables Pack/ Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Baked Beans Creamy Cole Slaw Garden Salad Watermelon or Cantaloupe Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Fri. Sep - 13 Cheese-Stuffed Crust Pizza or Dixie Crunch Fish Basket or Soft Shell Taco or Uncrustables Pack/ Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries White Beans Creamy Cole Slaw Garden Salad Watermelon or Cantaloupe Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

MCHS Moves Into New Era Online Gradebook

Member of the Tennessee High School Press Mechatronics? What is Association this, you ask? It’s a new program coming to MCHS! The PawPrint is a publication Mechatronics will include of the McNairy learning labs such as electriCentral High School Journalism cal, mechanical, hydraulics, Department. The views and and pneumatics. opinions expressed here are Who will be teaching this? not necessarily those of the Mr. Dave Johnson! As a child, Johnson was administration, faculty or staff. inspired by several influenEDITOR Libby Holland STAFF: Matalyn Nasalroad tial teachers, including Mr. Jerry Long. After high school, ADVISER Lisa Forsythe he went to work for Vulcan UPCOMING EVENTS: Materials where he became accustomed to working in the Sept. 3 heat. When given the oppor•GOLF Hardin Co, tunity to go to welding school, he immediately took it , and Lexington A 4:00 says that working in an air •VB Southside (JV, V) H conditioned environment is a 5:00 big plus. Sept. 5 Johnson attended Tishomingo and Alcorn •College & Career Day County Vocational Schools. •VB Hardin Co (V) A 4:00 When there was a teaching •GOLF Lexington, Bolivar position open, he jumped on A 4:00 it! He only needs a few more college hours to be a licensed •VB Waterloo (V) A 5:00 teacher. Sept. 6 Mr. Johnson is mar•SPIRIT DAY: I Love the ried to Kelly, who teaches at USA Day! Ramer Elementary. They have two children; Jillie Johnson, •Yearbook Sale during

lunch 11:30-1:15 •Senior Parent Ads due by 3:00 •FB Lexington H 7:00 Sept. 9 •School Dismissed 11:16 •Parent-Teacher Contact Day 1-3 •GOLF Bolivar, TCA, Southside A 3:30 Sept. 10 •GOLF TCA H 4:00 •VB Bolivar (JV, V) H 5:00 •GSOC TCA A 5:00 Sept. 12 •GOLF Chester Co A 4:00 •GSOC Lexington H 6:00

Wed. Sep - 11 Cheeseburger or Rotel Chicken/Savory Brown Rice or

Uncrustables Pack/ Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries California Vegetable Blend Garden Salad Watermelon or Cantaloupe Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

MCHS uses an online gradebook called EnGradePro. This software allows teachers to enter assignments and grades, mark attendance and behavior, and maintain a class calendar. At any time, both parents and students can access the site to view assignments and grades, or send messages to the teacher. Each student has been assigned a username and password, with a separate one assigned to

their parent. In the case of divorce or separation, each parent can be given their own access to the site. Parents only need access to the Internet, and their username and password to log in to the site. Students were given letters to take home on August 12 with their parent information. If you did not receive this information, send an email with your name and student name to

The school website is an online source of information available to the public 24/7. Updated on a daily basis, the site contains information about a photo by Lisa Forsythe variety of school activities. Mr. Johnson works with DJ Butler on a welding project. From the home page, users ten, and Jack, eight. hunting, fishing, and going to can browse a school-wide calendar listing all events In his spare time, he enjoys church. watching his kids play ball, or the cafeteria menu. The Daily PawPrint lists FCS is collecting t-shirts to send to Haiti. Bring your clean but good used t-shirts all inhouse announcements. by Coach Forsythe’s room and drop them in the box. For more information, see Students, parents, faculty Chase Smith or Caleb Kennedy. and alumni each have a

section with information pertaining to that group. Seniors will want to visit the student section and check out the senior page for a wealth of information about the variety of senior activities and responsibilities. Photos taken at school events, from ballgames to pep rallies to concerts, are available for viewing and purchase. The site is being added to almost daily, so check it out.




Selmer Senior Center Eastview Ruritan Club awards scholarship supplies SMS with Kleenex

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Hollie Knight, Director of the Selmer Senior Center, Inc., donates supplies to Selmer Middle School Aug. 28 giving much needed Kleenex products for the upcoming school year. Each year the seniors pay for a special lunch with a box(es) of Kleenex, which are then donated to SMS for use in the school office, nurse’s office, and counselor’s office.

Eastview Ruritan Club President Terry Pearson presents Molly Rhodes a Scholarship grant. The scholarship is funded by the local Ruritan Club and Ruritan National Foundation. Molly is the daughter of Steve and Jennifer Rhodes of Eastview. She is enrolled at the University of Memphis, Lambuth campus. Molly works part-time at Austin Shoes in Corinth, MS as well as being a full-time student.

UT Martin online MBA earns third place ranking in the nation MARTIN, Tenn. – Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online) recently identified the 30 best online MBA programs in the nation, and the University of Tennessee at Martin is No. 3. “To be ranked No. 3 nationally for affordability indicates the level of external recognition and offers further proof of our efforts to control costs for our students,” UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes said. AC Online’s analysis factors in academic excellence, strength of faculty, student engagement and selectivity. The website also limited inclusion on the list to programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. “Colleges that offer online MBA programs give young professionals the academic flexibility they need to get ahead,” said Dan Schuessler, founder of AC Online. “What’s more, the MBA programs on our list have been recognized for academic and faculty excellence.” The UT Martin MBA program is fully accredited


by the nation’s premier business school agency, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB). “This is just part of the reason we are able to offer an exceptional value for our students, not only in Tennessee, but throughout the nation,” Rakes said. AC Online analyzed data from a number of sources to compile the top online MBA list: -NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. It provides consistent, reliable, complete and accurate indicators of education status and trends. -IPEDS is the primary federal source for data on colleges, universities and technical and vocational postsecondary schools in the U.S. -Carnegie Classification is a framework widely used in the study of higher education, both as a way to represent and control for institutional differences, and also in the design of research studies to ensure

adequate representation of sampled institutions, students or faculty. -U.S. News & World Report is a diverse publisher of information on many subjects, including education, finance and health. Their education rankings have become a common metric for quality and a badge of honor for the academic community. Earlier this summer AC Online ranked UT Martin fifth out of 54 colleges in most affordable online-degree programs. “We are proud of the quality of the students who have graduated from this program (the Online MBA for Banking and Financial Services Professionals),” said Dr. Kevin Hammond, coordinator of graduate programs in business. Hammond called the distinction “a well-deserved tribute to our faculty and administration for their foresight in the design, support and implementation of this unique program.”

McNairy couNty church Directory

Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Baptist: Freewill: Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist 1030 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Interim Pastor: Bro. Daniel Holt Adamsville Freewill Baptist Church Old Shiloh Road Adamsville, TN 38310 Marcus Morrow, Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m. Sunday night 5:00 p.m. (with exception of 1st & 3rd Sunday) TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

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.

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.

Clear Creek Baptist Church 1728 Lawton Rd., Selmer Chuck Castles, Pastor Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 9:30 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Lighthouse Baptist Church 1780 Mulberry Ave. Selmer Jorgen Runquest, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. & 5 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.

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. 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. 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. First Baptist Church of Michie

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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.

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. 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. Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Pleasant Site Baptist Church 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Ramer Baptist Church 3899 Hwy. 57 West, Ramer James Young, Pastor Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

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. 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 Sunday School: 9:45 Sunday Morning Service: 10:45 Sunday Night Service: 5:30 Wednesday: 7:00 Piney Grove Church of God 888 Rose Creek Rd., Selmer Aaron Moss, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy: Church of God of Prophecy Hwy. 22 N., Adamsville Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Church of God of Prophecy 1642 Curtis Hill Church Rd., Bethel Springs Richard Horner, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 3886 Main St., Bethel Springs James Lawson, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Michie Church of God of Prophecy 6681 Hwy. 57 East, Michie Roy Bennett, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.

Pebble Hill Methodist Ch. 2768 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Rev. Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Purdy Presbyterian Church Purdy, TN Selmer, 610-1859 Chris Dancer, Pastor Service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Stantonville United Methodist Church 8351 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN David Harstin, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.

Cumberland Presbyterian:

Sulphur Springs United Methodist Located on Sulphur Springs Rd., Selmer Jim Barber, Pastor Children’s Church: 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

Court Ave. Cumberland Presbyterian Church Rev. Richard Reid 234 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.

Union Grove United Methodist Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday School: 10:20 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:20 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study: 6 p.m.

Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

Mt. Vinson United Methodist 2100 Tommy Sanders Rd, Stantonville Dick Humphrey, Pastor Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15

New Salem Cumberland Presbyerian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church New Bethel Road Rev. Jeff Powell Worship Service: 9:45 a.m.

Pentecostal: Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.

Roman Catholic:

St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st. Saturday: 9 a.m. Seventh-Day Adventist: Bethel Springs Seventh Day Adventist 4352 Main St., Bethel Springs John Johnston, Pastor Saturday Worship: 9 a.m. Sabbath School: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Other/Non-Denominational: A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Believers’ Church 1431 Peach St., Selmer Bill Linam, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Christian Church 133 N. Third St., Selmer Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. City of Refuge Church 300 Emmons Rd., Selmer C.A. “Skeet” Jackson, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Paul Henley, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. World of Truth Church Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Larry Cooksey, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. God’s Way Church 1121 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Billy Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Moores School House Full Gospel Fellowship Church 115 Tull Road, Selmer 731-646-1837 David Paseur, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m.

Harvest Bible College Harvest Evangelistic Intl. Ministries Inc. 349 Old Hwy 45 S, Guys Roger Reece, Pastor Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m.

Petra Family Worship Center Bethel Springs 54 Pentecostal Ave. United Pentecostal Milledgeville, TN 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs FaithPointe Church Phone 731-434-1002 Jeff Young, Pastor 440 Hwy. 64 East, Adamsville Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Mike Sweeney, Pastor Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Highway 57 West Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Night 6:00 p.m. Ramer, TN Sunday Worship: 11 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 731-727-1177 Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. 7810 Hwy 45 S., Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Methodist: Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Fellowship Church Monday: 7 p.m. 142 South Y Shopping Center Adamsville First Wednesday: 7:15 p.m. Selmer, Tennessee United Methodist Wednesday - 7 p.m. 225 E Main St., Adamsville The Sanctuary of MPC Sunday - 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Toni Watson 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville For info call 731-434-0097 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Gateway Holiness Chapel Jim Barber, Pastor 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Michael Price, Pastor Sunday: 2 p.m. First United Methodist Church Thursday: 7 p.m. P.O. Box 265, Selmer Rev. Terry Presson Pastor 1318 Poplar (Hwy. 64) • Selmer, TN 38375 Presbyterian: Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Telephone: 731-645-4188 Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Bethel Springs Wednesday: Supper 6:15 p.m. & Studies Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Presbyterian Church 7 p.m. 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Hickory Flatt United Methodist Church Rev. Gary Anderson Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Puron Rd., Hickory Flatt Dick Humphrey, Pastor Bethesda Presbyterian Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Church Worship - 10:15 a.m. 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor Lebanon United Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. • Sat. 7 a.m.-11 a.m. - Corinth only Sunday School: 10 a.m. Methodist Church Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. 250 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Stephen Webb, Pastor First Presbyterian Church USA Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. 800 Poplar Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 11 a.m. Dr. James Jones, Pastor Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. New Hope United Methodist Church Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Sticine Road • Michie, TN Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Mount Sharon Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Presbyterian Church Wed. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. SELMER - FINGER - SAVANNAH 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville David Harstin, Pastor TENNESSEE Sunday School: 10 a.m. Member FDIC Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.


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Real estate 101 - for sale Homeplace in Hernando, MS: 2,796 sq ft 2-story house, large front & back porches, double carport covered with large storage attached, storm shelter, 1,748 sq ft heated workshop, 2nd rental house, new heat/air both houses, new roof in process, all on 2.3 acres, $300,000. Call 731-645-9872 or 662-2994928. (16, 17) 39 Acres, Litt Wilson Rd. City Water, Septic tank, Electricity. Beautiful site, Fish Pond, Lake $87,750. David Nelson, cell: (731) 571-1270. (16) For Sale: 2 Bedroom, 1 bath brick home, with double carport and large utility room. Home has central heat and air. Located between Selmer and Bethel Springs. Priced at $69,000. Call: 731-424-2543 or 731-9344077. (13, 14, 15, 16) New 4 BD / 2BA Doublewide Del Set and A/C. WOW $49,995! 100% Financing with a clear deed WAC. Easy Living Homes LLC <3 WAY>, Humboldt, TN 731-784-5033. (16, 17, 18) Before you buy a new or used home, check out the deals at Easy Living Homes LLC <3 WAY>, Humboldt, TN 731-7845033. (16, 17, 18) 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)

102 - for rent House for Rent, Eastview: 2 BR / 1 BA $395 dep. $395/ mo. Rent. No pets. 645-5686. (16, 17) 2 BR duplex 419 Purdy Rd. $225/mo. Also: 2 BR / 1 BA House 411 Purdy Rd $325/mo. 901-849-2755. (16, 17)

102 - for rent

301 - job opportunities

404 - pets/livestock

3 BR / 2 BA House. $550/ mo. with deposit. Call 6453220 or 439-6781. (TF)

DRIVERS! No experience? No problem! 14-day, local training in Jackson, TN to earn great pay, benefits, job security. Placement assistance & student tuition loans available. CALL 1-800423-8820 or go to for training opportunity with DRIVE-TRAIN, 119 E.L. Morgan Drive in Jackson. (TF)

Blue Heeler Puppies – 1 male, 3 females, wormed & first shots. Ready to go 9/9/13. $75 each. Menno Zook, 331 Pickett Rd, Stantonville. 632-1955. (16)

KENNETH SWEAT Rentals: 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) 6100807, (731) 645-3130. (TF) ECONOMY INN Motel: Low weekly rates. Free wireless internet, microwave & refrigerator. (731) 645-6155. (TF) Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731-610-2877 or 731645-5288. (TF) 3 Bedroom House, Remodeled, CH&A, Din/Liv Room, 2 Full Baths, Large Laundry room with space for office, large front porch, large lot, dishwasher, stove/refrigerator available. Near 1st Baptist Church at 317 Pharr, $650 month, $650 deposit. (731) 453-5320 or (731) 439-6267. (16)


automobiles 201 - autos For Sale: 1990 Jayco 28ft 5th wheel camper with hitch. Extra hitch on back for handicap scooter or to tow boat. Widow 82 yrs old needs to sell. 731267-7631. (16) 2003 White Ford Ranger F150-XLT, Low Mileage. 5,672 Miles, $8,000. For more info call 731-632-0417. (16) Wanted to Buy: Small Red Convertible: Triumph MG Fiat or Mazda 1970-1980, call 610-2030. (16, 17)


Mobile Home for Rent: 2BR / 1 BA at 688 McNairy Rd. Call Home 1-731-934-7044 or Cell 610-7521. (16, 17, 18) Land for Lease: 203 acres in Southwest McNairy County near Hardeman County Line. $1,500 per year. 24X30 building on property. Call 731-453-5939. (15, 16)

employment 301 - job opportunities Birchett Diesel Repair is now accepting applications for an experienced diesel mechanic. Apply in person at 626 Mulberry Ave. Selmer, TN 38375 or call Gary at 731-610-3412. (16, 17)

MAXEDON Plumbing & Electrical 610-5541 or 645-8951

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miscellaneous 401 - for sale Big Boy Peas for SALE. Call Duane (662)284-6169. (16) Dell laptop $200 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731925-6183. (TF)

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, scrap metal, and more. FAST CASH, Free pickup. No title needed. (731) 610-8666. (TF)

501 - professional services Caregiver – Driver – Housekeeper – Cook. I do it all. Christian lady with excellent references. 731-608-8060. (15, 16) Wilson Service Company: We move and install mobile homes! Licensed, bonded/insured. Also, house leveling, rotten joist/sill replacement, support piers installed, floors and metal roofs. Call (731)609-8794 or (731) 610-4813. (TF) AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF) DOUG BUTLER: House leveling, rotting sills, replace floors, cracking brick - 30 years experience. (731) 239-8945, cell (662) 284-6146. Free estimates. (TF)

FULLER ELECTRIC For the most affordable and reliable electrical services around, call Fuller Electric (731) 632-3007

Wednesday, september 4, 2013

503 - public notices

503 - public notices

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE FOR THE TWENTY-FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT SELMER JASON DAVID BRYANT, Plaintiff, V. HEATHER LYNN BRYANT, Defendent No. 8962 ORDER OF PUBLICATION IT APPEARING TO THE COURT that from the verified matters set forth i the Original Complaint for Divorce filed in this cause that service by publication pursuant to T.C.A. §21-1204 is appropriate in that the Defendant cannot be served with the ordinary process of law in that the Defendant’s whereabouts cannot be ascertained after diligent search and inquiry. IT IS THEREFORE, ORDERED that said Defendant enter an appearance thirty (3) days after the last publication of this Order and file an answer to the Complaint for Divorce, or Judgment by Default may be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. A copy of this Or-

der is to be published for four (4) consecutive weeks in the Independent Appeal newspaper. ENTERED this the 5th day of August, 2013.


Martha Brasfield Chancellor Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master Dates publication will run: August 14, 21, 28 and Sept. 4 of 2013. Leslie A. Miller #021608 Attorney for Plaintiff 303 N. West Street Somerville, TN 38068 (901) 466-7766 15954 13, 14, 15, 16 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on September 24, 2013 at 10:00AM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Jonathan A. Coody, an unmarried person, to Larry N. Westbrook, Esq., Trustee, on August 27, 2002 at Deed of Trust 336, Page

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announces the beginning of a 30-day review and comment period on its 2014-2017 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP establishes projects for major construction and Public Transit over the four-year period, which will utilize available and projected Federal funds. The review period is to provide citizens, affected public agencies, employees of transportation agencies, various stakeholder groups and other interested parties a reasonable opportunity to comment on the STIP. The STIP will be available in hard copy for review at TDOT’s four Regional Ofces during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, beginning September 16, 2013. The locations are as follows: Region 1: 7345 Region Lane, Knoxville, TN 37914, (865) 594-2400 Region 2: 4005 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421, (423) 892-3430 Region 3: 6601 Centennial Blvd., Building R, Nashville, TN 37243, (615) 350-4300 Region 4: 300 Benchmark Place, Jackson, TN 38301, (731) 935-0100 It can also be accessed by going to TDOT’s home page at Written comments may be submitted at any time during the comment period to: Mr. Jim Moore, Transportation Director, Suite 600, James K. Polk Bldg, 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243-0341, (615) 741-3301, www.TDOT. In addition, appropriate TDOT staff will be available at the Regional Ofces to answer questions and accept comments on the following dates: Region 1: Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT Region 2: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT Region 3: Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. CDT Region 4: Thursday, October 7005 10, 2013, 2:00 Subdivision, – 4:30 p.m. 2CDT - Restricted ac. +/- wooded, view of community lake. $15,000. TDOT will respond to all comments. The Tennessee Department of 2808 GREAT pasture land w/fencing, creek, wooded Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate ontree line & beaver lake. $44,900. 8508 - Leanard Ln., Bethel Springs - 9.75 acres, secluded, wooded. $30,000. the basis of race, age, sex, religion, color, disability or national origin.

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Rate of Pay: $13.00 - $16.00 per hour 20 hours per week Southwest Human Resource Agency is seeking a part-time Social Worker to work with Adult Protected Services clientele. This position requires a bachelor’s degree, including or supplemented by twenty-one quarter hours in behavioral sciences, i.e. social work, psychology, sociology, and/or home economics (graduation from an accredited school of nursing and licensed to practice in Tennessee as a registered nurse may be considered an acceptable substitute), experience working with elderly and disabled adults, knowledge of local and regional service providers, strong organizational, interpersonal, and decision making skills, and knowledge of federal and state regulations. Applications may be picked up at the SWHRA office at 1527 White Ave., Henderson, TN 38340 or by visiting www. Please mail or fax your application to HR Director at P. O. Box 264, Henderson, TN 38340 or fax to 731-989-3095. Application Deadline is September 11, 2013. SWHRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Wednesday, september 4, 2013 503 - public notices 276; all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Party entitled to enforce security interest: PHH Mortgage Corporation, its successors and assigns The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: LOT NO. 18 and LOT NO. 17, EASTSIDE ACRES SUBDIVISION; A plat or plan of said subdivision being of record in the Register’s Office of said county in Plat Book 2, Page 26, also Deed Book 71, Page 180, dated January 22, 1972, and reference is here made to the same and to the book and page where recorded for the descriptions of said Lots #18 and #17 in said subdivision and description of said lots there given and said plat are made a part hereof by this reference thereto as fully and to the same extent as if copied in full herein. Street Address: 239 Ring Street, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 Parcel Number: 055I-F015.05 and 055I-F-015.06 Current Owner(s) of Property: Jonathan A. Coody The street address of the above described property is believed to be 239 Ring Street, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys. com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 13-050833 14295 14, 15, 16 APPOINTED TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on October 24, 2013 at 12:00PM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Appointed Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by James Lee Warren, on June 18, 2009 at Deed of Trust 397, Page 924; modified by Partial Release of record in Deed of Trust 410, Page 1346; all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Party entitled to enforce security interest: LoanCare, a division of FNF Servicing, Inc., its successors and assigns The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described in deed of record in Deed of Trust 397, Page 924; modified by Partial Release of record in Deed of Trust 410, Page

503 - public notices 1346; in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 026 055.00 ; 026 055.03 Current Owner(s) of Property: James Lee Warren The street address of the above described property is believed to be 887 Payne Road, Bethel Springs, Tennessee 38315, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Appointed Trustee. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Appointed Trustee www.kirschattorneys. com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 11-020224 14294 14, 15, 16 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Mortgagors: James Randy Gieger and Michelle Gieger Mortgagee/Holder: The Hardin County Bank Date of Sale: Sept. 16, 2013, at 12:30 PM Location of Sale: East door, McNairy County Courthouse 170 W. Court Ave., Selmer, TN 38375 Source of Title: Deed book 222, page 228, and deed book 227, page 241, McNairy County Register’s Office Address of Property: 751 Glen Abernathy Road, Adamsville, TN Other Interested Parties: Farmers & Merchants Bank, Tennessee Department of Revenue Assessor’s Map and Parcel: Map 37, Parcel 13.02 DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions, and payment provided for in a certain note dated March 1, 2012, 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 405, page 1231, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and modified by instrument recorded in trust deed book 409, page 2377, in said Register’s Office, and said deed 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 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

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the said mortgagors by 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 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 14th day of August, 2013.

Charlie Pounds Stantonville, TN.

GORDON MAJORS, Trustee SMITH & SMITH, Attorneys for Trustee 434 Main Street Savannah, Tennessee 38372 14293 14, 15, 16

Published: August 21 August 28 September 4 Nationstar Mortgage LLC/ Jada Robinson

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed March 2, 2007 by Jada Robinson and husband Michael Robinson to J. Gilbert Parrish, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of Mcnairy County, Tennessee, in Deed of Trust 386, Page 846, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Nationstar Mortgage LLC, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 commencing at 01:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Selmer, Mcnairy County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, towit: Situated in County of Mcnairy, State of Tennessee. Beginning at an iron pin in the East Margin of Purdy-Stantonville blacktop road, the SWC of the T. L. Pickens Lot; thence North 63° 47 minutes 40 seconds East with the South Line of Pickens 413.53 feet to a point in the branch, the SEC of Pickens in the South Line of the Nelson Ward Land; thence South 75° 27 minutes 49 seconds East with the South Line of Nelson Ward and the brance 199.67 feet to a point; thence South 23° 14 minutes 53 seconds East with a severance line 341.0 feet to a stake in the field; thence South 74° 33 minutes 11 seconds West with a severance line 613.17 feet to an iron pin in the East Margin of the Purdy-Stanonville Blacktop Road; thence in a Northwestern direction with the East Margin of the said road as follows: North 09° 34 minutes 10 seconds West 154.0 feet, North 14° 17 minutes 48 seconds West 78.44 feet, North 22° 34 minutes 27 seconds West 50.94 feet, North 29° 45 minutes 32 seconds West 44.11 feet, North 34° 45 minutes 02 seconds West 37.65 feet to the point of beginning and containing 5.264 acres, more or less. Tax Parcel 034.02



Property Address: 1044


Other Interested Parties: First Franklin Financial Corp.; an Op Sub. Of MLB&T Co., FSB; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l5268296 File # 7090-0107464-FC

15964 14, 15, 16 NOTICE TO CREDITORS As Required by TCA §30-2-306 Estate of CARLTON LEVI GARNER, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on August 23 of 2013 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of CARLTON LEVI GARNER, who died 5/26/2013, were issued to the undersigned by the McNairy County Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less tahn sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Lisa R. Taylor, Executor, Administrator, Personal Representative John E. Talbott, Attorney Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master 14432 15, 16 NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by Chapter No. 175, Public Acts of Tennessee 1939 as amended by Chapter 229, Public Act of 1971 Estate of JERRY NEIL FORSYTHE, late of McNairy County Notice is hereby given that on August 20, 2013, Letters of Administration C.T.A. in respect to the Estate of JERRY NEIL FORSYTHE, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk & Master of McNairy County, TN. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with

YARD SALE AMERICAN LEGION POST 162 and the Women’s Auxiliary will be holding its annual Yard Sale on

Saturday, Sept. 7 from 7 a.m. to !!



4621 Hwy 142 Stantonville, TN FRIDAY & SATURDAY Sept. 6th & 7th 7:30 a.m. until ?

at the Lin Conley Building, adjacent to Prime Care on Canal Street.

Tools, Antiques, Avon, Clothes and Household items. Too, too much to list.



703 Falcon Road

Thurs., Fri., Sat.

Lots of Everything... Cheap!

Multi-Family Yard Sale

Friday, Sept. 6

S. of Selmer on 45 Bypass at S. Farmville Rd. Guys

Saturday, Sept. 7 7 a.m. until 12 noon

Variety of things. Come see.



7 a.m. until?

Friday and Saturday September 6 & 7

234 McMahan Road Eastview 8 a.m. until ?

2 Families

Tanning Bed, Furniture, Household items, and clothing.

CARPORT SALE Friday & Saturday Sept. 6 & 7

290 Oak St. Selmer

Meat slicer, purses, shoes, clothes (small thru 3XL). Much, much more. Too much to list.

Home of Liz King.


September 5, 6, 7

Thurs., Fri., Sat. 846 Joe Dillon Road Michie 8 a.m. until ?

Lots of miscellaneous.

Thursday Sept. 5 Friday, Sept. 6

1029 Peach Street Stan Redmon home

Minnie Mouse infant carrier/ car seat (like new), other baby items, nice clothing for all from infant to adult plus, girls 10-12 Justice, shoes. Big variety of household and decor items.



Sept. 5, 6, 7

Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

205 Sewell Road • Selmer

Set of Wedding Rings (like new), jewelry, sewing machine, pictures, mirrors, porcelain dolls, speakers, vanity set, dining room & 4 chairs (needs repair), suitcases, baby seat, stroller, booster seat, Nice Ladies dresses, tops (med., 16-2XL) purses, shoes. Girls clothes (18 month - 7 yrs. old). Some boys clothes. Much more.

YARD SALE Friday & Saturday

Sept. 6 & 7 at the home of

Betty Howell 828 W. Cherry Ave. Selmer

Follow signs.


Saturday, Sept. 6. Open 9 a.m. A little bit of everything!

Electric stove, hideabed sofa and love seat, recliner, office furniture, knick knacks, king mattress set, desk, 5 drawer chest, dishes, paper back books 5 for $1.00. White farm table and chairs, oak rocker - one double. Bunkie mattress (new) $45; Oak filing cabinet, roll top oak desk, used tables and chairs, dining table & chain cabinet, odd bar stools, pub tables and stools, small curio, coffee & end tables, glider rockers, TV & entertainment center, boxes of children’s books. Trailer load new mattresses. Much more. Need Something? Check here. 645-3069, 697-8153.


Saturday, Sept. 7 • 7 a.m. until? at the home of

Homer-Arbie Whitman

214 Jones Road - Selmer First house on left behind Carpets and More. Girls baby clothes to pre-teen, toys, baby shoes, Pack N’ Play high chair, 1 riding lawn mower, 2 push mowers. Ladies and men’s clothing, shoes, purses - some new. Old push plow, TV and wood stand, bedspreads - queen, full, twin. New Singer sewing machine, pictures, lamps, old canning pressure cooker, old wood chime clock, Sears dehydrater - good for basements. 32’ security iron door, handicap car or truck hauler for Scooter, Jenny Lin baby crodic, handicap bath chair, oak tea table.


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the Clerk & Master of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2); otherwise, their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this noticed to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) (B) Sixty (60) days for the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 20th day of August, 2013.

Number 60028, in the Office of the Register of McNairy County, Tennessee; conducted by York Trustee Services, LLC, having been appointed Substitute or Successor Trustee. Default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable.

ated by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Ralph E. Dunaway, Teresa D. Dunaway,

as follows: 2222 Harper Street and 515 Fillmore Street, Corinth, Mississippi 38834 and 904 Mulberry Avenue, Selmer, Tennessee 38375. It is contemplated that all the offices of the above-named banks will continue to be operated.

If the United States has any lien or claimed lien on the property, notice required by 26 U.S.C. § 7425(b) to be given to the United States has been timely given. The sale of the land described above will be subject to the right of the United States to redeem the land as provided for in 26 U.S.C. § 7425(d)(1).]

This notice is published pursuant to Section 18(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Any person wishing to comment on this application may file his/her comments in writing with the Regional Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at its Area Office at 6060 Primacy Parkway, Suite 300, Memphis, Tennessee 38119 no later than October 5, 2013, the 30th day following September 5, 2013. The nonconfidential portion of the application file is on file in the regional office and is available for public inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies of information in the nonconfidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request.

highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twentyfour (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded by the Substitute Trustee at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose.

If applicable, the HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority cre-

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF BRANCHES Notice is hereby given that Farmers and Merchants Bank, whose main office is located in Baldwyn, Mississippi, has made application with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C. 20429, for its written consent to acquire certain assets and assume the liabilities for three branch offices of SouthBank, a Federal Savings Bank, whose main office is in Huntsville, Alabama. The branches are located

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on October 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Jolynne A. Lane, to Van D. McMahan, Trustee, as trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee for Decision One Mortgage Company, LLC on February 27, 2006 at Deed of Trust 380, Page 859; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP having been appointed Substitute or Successor Trustee, all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable. Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2006-HE4, its successors and assigns The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder: Described property located in the County of McNairy: Beginning at a stake located in the middle of the Ashleigh Road; thence North 03 degrees 33 minutes 50 seconds East 654.22 feet to a stake; thence South 66 degrees 22 minutes 33 seconds East 300.00 feet to a stake; thence South 05 degrees 35 minutes 14 seconds West 539.74 feet to a stake in the middle of Ashleigh Road; thence with Ashleigh Road North 89 degrees 15 minutes 16 seconds West 113.02 feet; thence North 88 degrees 51 minutes 16 seconds West to the point of the beginning. Describes as

Lot number 7 by Shiloh Surveying Co. Containing 3.742 acres, more or less. Being a portion of that property conveyed to Wayne Elam and wife, Pat Elam, by Warranty Deed of Jeff Capwell, and wife, Jackie Capwell, dated February 3, 1993, of the record in Deed Book 138, Page 525, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Recorded on Tax Map 120, Parcel 28.00. Described as Lot 11 by Shiloh Surveying. The foregoing real property is conveyed subject to the following covenants, restrictions, and limitations which shall run with the land, and shall be binding upon the Grantee herein, her heirs, successors, and assign, to wit: 1. No lot shall be used except for residential purposes. 2. No structure of a temporary character, trailer, mobile home, basement, barn, or other outbuilding shall be used at any time as a residence, either temporarily or permanently. 3. No noxious or offensive activities shall be carried on upon any lot, nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood. This being the property conveyed to Jolynne A. Lane on February 27, 2006, as recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, in Deed Book 198, Page 715. Street Address: 288 Ashleigh Road, Ramer, Tennessee 38367 Parcel Number: 120028.30 Current Owner(s) of Property: Jolynne A. Lane Other interested parties: McNairy Regional Hospital c/o Mendelson Law Firm and Tennessee Housing Development Agency The street address of the above described property is believed to be 288 Ashleigh Road, Ramer, Tennessee 38367, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: McNairy Regional Hospital c/o Mendelson Law Firm and Tennessee Housing Development Agency All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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. If the

Sheriff Vehicle fire – Good Hope Church Rd Doctor transfers Theft report – Stanfield Ln Theft report Theft report – Hurley School Rd Theft report Theft report – Tull Rd Wreck no injuries – Ed McLead Rd Wreck w injuries – Hwy 45 intersection Business alarm – Skyline Dr 911 hang up Vandalism – Bethesda Rd Fire alarm Doctor transfers Fighting – Bethesda Rd Speak with an officer – City Hall

Attempt to serve – Maxx Ln 911 Hang up Back Pain – Highland Dr Welfare check – Hickory Flat Unknown problem – Clayton Auction Extra patrol - Bethel DG Attempt to serve – Gray Ln Unknown problem – Old Hwy 45 Suspicious vehicle – Hwy 45 N Smoke in area – E Poplar Av Unresponsive – Peach St Burglary - Cemetery Ln Aug. 20, 2013 Escort assist – Mulberry Av Business alarm – Hwy 45 Speak with an officer Business alarm – Industrial park Attempt to serve – Industrial Park

Alt Mental Status – Hardin Graveyard Rd Bleeding – Industrial Wreck w injuries – Hwy 142 Public service Chest pains – E Poplar Av Diabetic emergency – Alta Vista St Doctor transfers – E poplar Av Chest Pains – Leapwood Enville Rd Unknown Problem – Tull Rd Fall – N Parkway S Speak with an officer – Justice complex Animal Control - John George Public service Residential alarm Unknown problem – Mulberry Av Public service Reckless driver – Hwy 45

Doctor transfers – Adamsville Health Harassment – Finger Leapwood Rd Harassment – Hwy 45 Theft report – Allen McCoy Speak with an officer – Higginbottom Rd Animal Control - Circle Hill Dr Business alarm – E Main St Welfare check Public service – Puron Rd Attempt to serve – Mulberry Ave Unruly subject – Forrest St Chest Pains – Cypress Av 911 hang up Animal Control – Feddie Davis Rd 911 hang up – Airport Rd Business alarm – E Main St 911 hang up

Rebecca J. Forsythe Administratrix C.T.A. Estate of Jerry Neil Forsythe By Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master By Terry Abernathy, Attorney 14433 15, 16 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF STEPHEN T. SENRICK NO. P-1159 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 1st day of July, 2013, Letters of administration in respect of the estate of STEPHEN T. SENRICK, who died on December 21, 2011, were issued to the undersigned by Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the clerk of the above named court within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 26th day of August, 2013. Willard Martin Senrick, Jr. Administrator for the Estate By Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master By Terry L. Wood, Attorney 14440 15, 16 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE Sale at public auction will be on September 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM local time, at the east door of the McNairy County Courthouse located in Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Ralph E. Dunaway and Teresa D. Dunaway, to Robert M. Wilson, Jr., Trustee, as trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. on 10th day of October, 2007 in REC Book 389, Page 2305 at Instrument

911 Calls Aug. 19, 2013 Escort assist – Mulberry Av Business, area check – Mulberry Av Attempt to serve – BP Stranded motorist – Hwy 57 E Doctor transfers - E Poplar Av Diabetic emergency – Selmer Ramer Rd Back Pain – Purdy Beauty Hill Rd Doctor transfers – Hospital Vandalism – Sanders St Public service Property dispute – Buena Vista Rd Suicidal subject – Lakehill cemetery Theft report – McNairy Co

Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Beginning at a point in the middle of Griswell Road, the Westernmost end of the 384.35 foot centerline thereof; runs thence North 71 degrees 30 minutes 06.2 seconds West, 268.67 feet to a stake in the east line of Brasfield; thence North, with Brasfield, 106 feet to a stake, SWC of McNairy County property; thence South 89 degrees 45 minutes East, with the south line of McNairy County property, 200 feet to a stake, NWC of Kiser thence South 44 degrees 57 minutes 22.6 seconds East, with Kiser, 202.32 feet to a point in the middle of said road; thence South 61 degrees 50 minutes 19.5 seconds West, with centerline of Griswell Road, 100 feet to the point of beginning, containing .97 acre, more or less, and being Lot #23 of an unsecured subdivision plat. Being the same property conveyed to the undersigned by deed of record in Deed Book 191, page 355 in the Register`s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Street Address: 81 Griswell Lane, Selmer, TN 38375-2346 Parcel Number: 099C-A064.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Ralph E. Dunaway and Teresa D. Dunaway, his wife as tenants by the entirety Other Interested Parties: Ralph E. Dunaway, Teresa D. Dunaway, The street address of the above described property is believed to be 81 Griswell Lane, Selmer, TN 38375-2346, but such address is not a part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TENANT(S) RIGHTS POSSESSION.


If the State of Tennessee has any lien or claimed lien on the property, notice required by § 67-11433(b)(1) of the Tennessee Code to be given to the state of Tennessee has been timely given. The sale of the land described above will be subject to the right of the state of Tennessee to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-1-1433(c) (1) of the Tennessee Code.] All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust. The undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. 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. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twentyfour (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded by the Substitute Trustee at any time. 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. York Trustee Services, LLC, Substitute Trustee 200 Jefferson Avenue Suite 1350 Memphis, TN 38103 Phone: (901) 432-0740 Fax: (404) 961-1185 File No: TN-87000091-13 Publication Dates: August 28, 2013, September 4, 2013, and September 11, 2013 14431 15, 16, 17

September 4, 2013 Farmers and Merchants Bank September 18, 2013 Baldwyn, MS October 2, 2013 SouthBank, a Federal Savings Bank Huntsville, AL 14490 16, 17, 18

Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 06-4516P 14480 16, 17, 18

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE NOTICE TO CREDITORS PROBATE NO. P-1170 Estate of Linda Elizabeth Cozart, late of McNairy County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 30th day of August, 2013, Letters Testamentary, in respect of the Estate of Linda Elizabeth Cozart, deceased, who died August 9, 2013, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the Estate are required by law to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this Notice to Creditors at least sixty (60) days before date, that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date, that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 30th day of August, 2013. This notice will run two consecutive weeks. Steven Cozart, Administrator File claims in triplicate with: Deusner & Kennedy Attorney Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master McNairy County Courthouse Selmer, Tenn. 14478 16, 17

NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF LABOR AND MATERIALS TO: Volunteer Bridge Construction, Inc. PROJECT NO.: 55021-3216-94 CONTRACT NO.: CNK293 COUNTY: McNairy The Tennessee Department of Transportation is about to make nal settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to le claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must le same with the Director of Construction, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Suite 700 James K. Polk Bldg., Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0326, on or before 10/18/13.

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