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Missing McNairy County woman shot in Hardin Co. Suspected killer, Ervin commits suicide hours later By Christen Coulon

Following the report of Weeks disappearance, Ervin was considered a suspect in the case according to McNairy County Sheriff Nancy Weeks, a McNairy County woman Guy Buck. However, he confirmed that Ervin missing since last Friday, was found dead was found dead in a residence in Hardeman from an apparent gunshot wound near Hwy. County hours after the discovery of Weeks 128 outside Savannah, Tenn., last Sunday af- ‘body. “Hardin County is handling the homicide ternoon. portion of this,” Buck said. “Of course, our According to Hardin Counsuspect is it’s a ty Sheriff Sammy Davidson, her car was found hidden in SUSPECTED KILLER coordination between Hardin and Hardeman counties the woods around 1 p.m. folas far as the investigation lowing a multi-jurisdictional goes.” investigation involving the Buck said that some of Hardin, McNairy and HardeWeeks’ personal items, inman county sheriffs and the cluding her cell phone, were Clifton Police Department. found inside Ervin’s home. Weeks was last seen Friday Buck and Davidson said night at a concert in Clifton, authorities have not ruled Tenn., with her ex-boyfriend, out the possibility that Ervin Dale Ervin, of Hardeman had help after the fact, and County. Buck said that anyone conDavidson said that it is benected to the murder would lieved that Weeks left the concert independently of Ervin, her ex-boyfriend from whom See MURDER, 3A DALE ERVIN she had been estranged. Managing Editor


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Missing McNairy County woman Nancy Weeks was found dead of a gunshot wound last Sunday in Hardin County. Her suspected killer, Dale Ervin, committed suicide just hours after the murder.

Hit and run suspect captured at courthouse By Christen Coulon and Matalyn Nasalroad

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FESTIVAL FIESTA 10 DAYS OF FUN Complete schedule of area events and festivals PAGE 5B

Festival Schedule Sept. 14 - Selmer, Tenn. 5-2-1-0 Day in the Park Sept. 12-14 - Savannah, Tenn. Darryl Worley’s 12th Annual Tennessee River Run Sept. 16-21 – Selmer, Savannah, Tenn. & Corinth, Miss. McNairy, Hardin and Alcorn county fairs Sept. 21 - Selmer 18th Annual Broomcorn Festival

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A Selmer man faces multiple charges following a hit and run accident on Poplar Ave. in Selmer last Monday.

A Selmer man faces multiple charges following a hit and run accident on Poplar Ave. in Selmer last Monday. According to an unofficial traffic crash report provided by the Selmer Police Department, Eric Lemilliere was driving a 1999 Honda Civic UCE when he rear-ended 2008 Chevy SK1 driven by Terry Marbar as he was slowing to turn off Poplar Ave. near the intersection of West Court Ave. Lemilliere was then reported to have fled the scene after backing up and driving around Marbar’s vehicle and speeding down Court Ave. The accident caused ex-


Fire consumes Bethel Springs buildings By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Firefighters from Selmer Fire Department, the Bethel Springs, McNairy County, Finger and McNairy volunteer fire departments battled a blaze in the old grocery store building and an abandoned building behind it last Friday between Front and Main Streets in Bethel Springs. The fire started in the building behind the grocery store and spread to it, burning the back of it. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to County Fire Chief Darrell Goodrum.

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A fire destroyed an unoccupied building on Front Street last Friday and damaged another building nearby.

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Emergency Medical Responders hosted McNairy County Emergency Awareness Day last Saturday at Selmer City Park, and the day was made an official county holiday. “In every corner of our county, emergency practitioners are hard at work and delivering hope to McNairy County residencies in dire circumstances,” said McNairy County Mayor Ronnie Brooks as he proclaimed the special event. “I encourage all citizens to take this day for sharing their support.” The proclamation made the first Saturday in September officially McNairy County Emergency Awareness Day. Each year, emergency equipment is purchased through the fundraiser, and several different groups and teams participate. This year’s event included Air Evac Lifeteam, Tennessee National Guard, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Drug Awareness Resistance Education, several local fire departments and many more. Firefighter Derick Sutherland of the Finger Volunteer Fire Department awarded Barry Hodge with the Jimmy Dickey Memorial Hometown Hero of the Year Award which was presented to his mother, Nancy. She proudly accepted the award in tears.

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Cake presented to Selmer first responders on 9/11 MURDER FROM PAGE 1A be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. However, this portion of the investigation is centered in Hardeman County. Officials familiar with the case told the IA that they believe Ervin committed suicide after drinking Methyl Parathion, more commonly referred to as cotton poison, on Saturday morning at his home in Toone, Tenn. While media reports suggest that the two had been estranged for at least a year, officials familiar with the case said that Weeks’ may have known that Ervin would be at the concert last Friday. Ervin’s most recent publicly available Facebook post dated November 2012 was an auto post from a popular online game “Bamboozled,” which read, “Dale Ervin won five games against Nancy Knight Weeks.” Staff Photo by Jeff Whitten

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tremely heavy damage to Lemilliere’s vehicle and attracted the attention of Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Kennie Lamberth who was nearby. Lamberth said that he witnessed Lemilliere fleeing the scene at more than 60 miles per hour as he crossed the railroad tracks in Selmer heading through downtown. “I could see him fighting with the airbags in his car as he was driving,” Lamberth said. Lamberth pursued the vehicle as it turned onto side streets in downtown Selmer before Lemilliere lost control of his vehicle, which hit a curb near the courthouse and came to a stop where he was arrested by the trooper. Patrolman Tony Westbrooks said that Lemilliere faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident from the Selmer PD and that the state would pursue additional charges. Lamberth said the suspect faces charges of driving on a revoked license, and DUI (second) and evading arrest. Lemilliere was taken to McNairy Regional Hospital for both blood and urine testing prior to being booked in the McNairy County Jail. Marbar’s vehicle sustained non-disabling damage to its rear-end, and he declined to be transported from the scene by ambulance.

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Davidson told the IA that Weeks is believed to have left the concert independently of Ervin before driving her own car to the area near the murder site, however, it is unknown exactly why or how the two ended up on the desolate stretch of highway or what may have drove Ervin to murder. “At this point it appears to be a murdersuicide,” Davidson said. “We are still trying to get everything to the lab to make sure that is what happened.” The McNairy County Sheriffs Office asked in a Facebook posting following the murder for respect of the Weeks family at this time and said that their prayers are with them. “This is a tragedy for both of the families,” Davidson said. “We want to make sure based on the evidence that this is what happened.” The IA was not able to contact Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen for comments on his portion of the ongoing investigation before press time


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Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill of the Guys Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church is planning to walk across the country next year. McGill has been tracing the route in a pace car for the past eight months and is currently taking a short break in Selmer. Living in the pace car has given him first hand experience in what the homeless face daily. “As I have stayed in shelters and eaten in the soup kitchens, I can empathize with how these precious souls are treated, and it is often not pretty” McGill said. In a few weeks McGill will resume his trek to Kill Devil Hills, N.C., where the grueling eight-month walk will begin in March. Kill Devil Hills is near Kitty Hawk, where the Wright Brothers first flew an airplane. The walk will end nearly 3,000 miles away in Santa Monica, Calif. McGill and the other walkers will follow U. S. 64 to New Mexico and then historic Route 66 to the Pacific coast. Route 66 is also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road. Being established in the 1920s, it is one of the oldest and most famous highways in the country. The purpose of the walk, according to its Facebook page, is to promote “a new birth of freedom and integrity, restoring self-respect, family values, liberty of conscience, and victorious living while observing the universal principles of God’s laws of physical, mental and spiritual health.” The motto of the walk is “Let your light

Walking the Walk.” McGill has been encouraged by the reception he has received so far. “The going has been very encouraging. As I meet with people on the streets, city officials, members of the various Chambers of Commerce, pastors, etc., there is great enthusiasm with responses like, “This is what we need!” I think they really key on “Walking what you talk.” Everyone seems to agree that America has been heading in a wrong direction, and it is time for a change for the better. I have hopes that church people along the route will join me to walk across their respective towns. From what has been planned in the Tulsa, OK area, we should have a large event there. I am hoping for the same in Chattanooga and Memphis in Tennessee,” McGill said. McGill is a charter member of the CSDA Church and went to jail last year for violating a court order obtained by the national SDA Conference prohibiting the use of Seventh Day Adventist and other terms. McGill and his congregation believe the order violates their Freedom of Religion. McGill, who will be 68 at the outset of the walk, has served as project director of humanitarian health services in Uganda, which is in east Africa. At present, nine other people have committed to join McGill for at least part of walk. Because of his age, McGill was hesitant to take on this project at first. “When God first approached me about this project, I turned it down flatly with the excuse that I am too old for such a daunting undertaking. God would not leave me alone, waking me three nights in a row to reason with

me. On the third night, I submitted to the divine call. My resolve was this -- I survived assaults from gangsters in the San Bernardino County jail in 2012, so I trust God to make me strong where I am weak. This is not about me anyway, but about ‘a new birth of freedom and integrity’ in America. I can do this by God’s grace,” McGill said. Since McGill does not have financial sponsorship, his wife will be driving the pace car, and they will be living out or it and camping along the route. He hopes to be able to afford a cheap motel one day a week. He will rest on Fridays, preparing for worship on Saturdays, which is the Sabbath for Seventh Day Adventists. The shoe company TEVA has donated two pair of high-quality walking shoes. “My feet need the best treatment possible, and I really appreciate this donation,” McGill said. McGill will need only four or six more pairs to complete the walk. The trademark lawsuit by the Seventh Day Adventist National Conference is not over. The 30-day jail sentence McGill served in 2012 was a civil sanction to coerce him into complying with the plaintiff church’s demands and the federal court order. “It is very possible that the Plaintiff church could subpoena me back into court and interrupt the walk because I have not complied with their demands, and I will be gathering hard-copy signatures for the Liberty Petition along the walk (see: I can be incarcerated again, since I have not complied, i. e., taken down our Guys church sign and websites, or paid any of the $107,000 awarded to the Plaintiff church for attorney fees,” McGill said.

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Candidates prepare for Selmer Mayoral Debate By Christen Coulon

The McNairy County Commission gave the beer board the authority last Monday to create an Adult Entertainment Committee after commissioners brought up concerns over a euphemistically questionable sign on Race Path Road and the county’s ability to fully regulate or prohibit an adult business if opened under the county’s current ordinance. County Mayor Ronnie Brooks said that they would have to look at the ordinance and put it in front of the beer board to come up with a committee to create codes which would regulate the location of such a business. In other news from the meeting, the budget commission said it would meet with various county offices in October to review the overall county budget for the current fiscal quarter. The commission also passed a highway commission motion to declare four pieces of aging equipment as surplus. During the meeting, Mayor Brooks recognized Jim Rickman for his 27.8 years of service to the county. On a final note, the commission voted on the Adamsville Industrial Board Nominees; Tommy Ross, Steve Tidwell, Lee Winters, Luke Delavergne, Lee Swearington, Fred Dierks and Jimmie Ann Burks were all voted in by the board.


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The 2013 Selmer Mayoral campaign is heating up with four candidates vying for the city’s top seat in the November 5 election. On Sept. 26, the candidates will come together to greet potential voters and answer questions at The Independent Appeal Selmer Mayoral Debate at the Latta Visitor’s and Cultural Center at 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by the McNairy Regional Alliance and will feature all four candidates answering questions about the future direction, current standing or any other pertinent concerns citizens may have regarding the day to day operations of the city. This year, the mayoral field features incumbent Selmer Mayor David Robinson, Selmer Alderman John Smith, McNairy County School Board Member Tony Chapman and former Bethel Springs Alderman Roger Hill.

The event will be moderated by Independent Appeal Editor Christen Coulon, and it will be divided into two question and answer sections. In the first part of the debate, the moderator will ask general questions of the candidates with each having 2-3 minutes to respond to each question. In the second portion of the event, candidates will field general questions from audience members. During this portion of the event, our moderator will also ask preselected questions submitted from citizens who are unable to attend the debate in person. The event will last for approximately two hours. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided to those in attendance. Seating for the event is free, however space is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If you have questions about this year’s debate, or would like to submit a question, please email Coulon at or call (731) 645-5346.

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The board discussed the possibility of hosting tractor pulls in the space. They recently loaned a water wagon to a local motor cycle rally, and they are interested in purchasing the wagon. Alderman Steve Hutton stated if they made use of the saddle club space, they would need a water wagon. The board determined to keep the wagon. “They can borrow it, I have no problem with that,” said Alderman Hershel Hollin. The board discussed the need for a new roof and painting at the city hall. The mayor will get estimates and report next month. Alderman Tony McMurray made a motion to cut off the water at city hall that passed and asked if the city needed to purchase any new Christmas lights. The mayor discussed the need to contact the McNairy County Highway department regarding a couple of culverts on Main Street extended and Perry Street in need of repair. “If the county would supply the rock, we could do the work,” said Bridges. The mayor will place a call to seek help with repairs. The board discussed the need to plan their Public Relations dinner in November. Alderman Brenda Essary and City Recorder Margie Alexander will seek bids on catering the event in the Ross Building. The board invites county leaders from all three counties they represent. Bids on the new firetruck were not ready according to Southwest. “Everything we did has been there a long time,” said Alexander. Prior to adjournment the board discussed the fire departments fundraiser BBQ and bake sale on Sept 28 at the fire station.

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Thank-you so much to everyone who helped our family during this difficult and very tragic loss of our loved one. Heaven Leigh would be so grateful to know that so many people in this town loved and cared about her and her family. She was one of the brightest stars shining for this family. Thanks for all the kind words, cards and calls of sympathy, love and compassion; food & flowers brought to both the wake and funeral. May God truly bless you! Each and every aid that was given has not gone unnoticed. Those in law enforcement & medical staff of McNairy Regional Hospital have gone above & beyond the call of duty to help our family through this terrible loss. With immense heartfelt gratitude, we would like to thank especially: Bro. Mike Holloway & Bro. Larry Cooksey, as well as all of the first responders, state troopers and deputies who went beyond their responsibilities and stayed with the family after the wreck. Thank you for your help & concern. The most special thanks, we’re grateful to extend, is to the young lady whose diligence and enduring strength brought our baby home safely. Thank-you from the bottom of each and every heart in this family for staying with Heaven and holding her hand at the scene. You will forever be a very special part of this family.

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McNAIRY VOICES How do you think the Tennessee Volunteers football team will do this season? And why?

Brenda Pierce (Selmer): “I think they’re going to do excellent because they’re a good team.”

Cameron Casteel (Savannah):

Patricia Anthony (Selmer):

“I really don’t “I hope they know. They’re win.” a young team this year and we will just have to see how they do against these top teams this year.”

Robert Brown (Selmer):

Roy Ward (Selmer):

Wanda Richard (Selmer):

“They’ll do good because they are a good team.”

“Good. They’re “I hope and a good team.” pray for them that they do better. Maybe they’ll come alive. I think they need to do good, but I bleed orange no matter what, if the do good or bad.”

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-From the Family of Heaven Leigh Stewart

Stephen Foster Music Club begins 75th year Since 1938, the Stephen Foster Music Club has actively striven to promote better music and the appreciation of its value in McNairy County. A member of the National and Tennessee Federations of Music Clubs, this organization has contributed much to the development of music in our schools by means of a yearly scholarship to a deserving senior, as well as opportunities for performances by instrumental and vocal students. In 2012, the club came under the umbrella of Arts in McNairy, desiring to assist in their artistic endeavors, while maintaining a long history of supporting all types of music. An organizational meeting was held at the Latta on Aug. 30 to elect officers and committees, and plan for the 2013-2014 season. Anyone interested in the purpose of promoting music within our community, please contact (731) 645-1874. Myrna Rankin Selmer

Teacher thanks community for support during GED transition Dear Editor: I would like to sincerely thank the Literacy Council, the Independent Appeal, and McNairy County Schools for their support during the changes in the adult education program. I am thrilled to be back in the Adult Education classroom. Five Selmer students recently passed the GED test, and we have several more students scheduled for the next test in October. Because the GED test will change in 2014, it is crucial for re-testers to sign up as soon as possible. The five test sections: math, social studies, science, writing skills, and reading, may be taken separately when repeating a test if taken by December, 2013. It is a privilege to serve adults who are striving to make positive life changes, including attaining a high school equivalency diploma. Free night and day classes are available to prepare adults for the GED test. Don’t put off your GED education. Enroll in our free classes as soon as possible to test before the upcoming test changes. Call (731) 453-5572 for class information. Sincerely, Micki Greer GED teacher


America not world’s police force Dear Editor, Regardless of how we feel about Assad’s use of chemical weapons on his own people, we are not the World’s Policeman. That responsibility falls to the United Nations. Have they fulfilled or will they in the future live up to that responsibility? No, and it will never happen as long as Russia and China have veto power over any important matter which comes before it. The United States should exit the United Nations, take our money, invite all right thinking nations to join us and build a better thought out organization with headquarters in The Hague or Bern or Olso or ----. then we should evict what is left of the old hangers on crowd and turn the United Nations building into housing for the homeless with little mall like shops scattered throughout for employing some of the more qualified. The short answer is that the United Nations is responsible for policing the world, not the United States. The only exception would be a direct threat to our own country.” We feel very strongly that there should be no action taken by the United States in Syria or any other country, without the backing of the United Nations. Regardless of what some people say or think, George W. Bush had the backing of the United Nations (Resolution 1441), the United States Congress and the American people before the war in Iraq. At this moment President Obama has no backing from anyone. Thanks. Bill & Norma Browder Selmer

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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Hollis Leo Meeks

Claude Ray Earnest

Mr. Hollis Leo Meeks passed from this life at 87 years, 11 months and 17 days at 1 p.m., Friday, September 6, 2013 in Corinth, MS. Mr. Meeks was born in Tippah Co., MS on September 20, 1925 to the late Joe and Lessie Crum Meeks. On December 28, 1946, he was united in marriage to the former Annie Mae Graham, who departed this life on December 27, 2009. He was a member of New Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Walnut, MS. He worked for the Frisco/B&N Railroad as a carman, retiring after 35 years. He loved to work in his garden, grow peanuts, fish and hunt, and “kick up his leg” at live bluegrass music performances at the square in Corinth. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Shackelford’s Middleton Chapel with Elder DeWayne Dubard and Elder Ricky Taylor officiating. Burial was at New Salem Cemetery in Walnut, MS. He had four daughters, Delores ( James) Thurmond of Middleton, Brenda (late Ray) White of Enville, Kathy (Donnie) Turner of Middleton and Carol (Terry) Berryman of Middleton; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, who he loved like a son, Burt (Carolynn) Meeks of Middleton; two sisters, Doris (Robert) Henry of Ripley, MS and Louise Mathis of Memphis; one special nephew, Kenneth Leo Henry of Southaven, MS; and special friend, John Billy Jeanes of Ripley, MS. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, G. W. Meeks; and four sisters, Geneva Null, Flossie Mauney, Flora Walker and Berdie Mae Meeks. By his request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the New Salem Primitive Baptist Cemetery Fund, 25830 Highway 370, Falkner, MS 38629.

Mr. Claude Ray Earnest, age 62 of Middleton, departed this life Thursday evening, September 5, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett. A lifelong resident of Hardeman County, he was born in Middleton December 5, 1950 to the late Claude Morris and Pearl Mynatt Earnest. He graduated with the Class of 1968 from Middleton High School and served in the United States Army from 19691971 in Vietnam. He was united in marriage to his wife Linda, who survives, on December 23, 1983. He had retired from Thyssen-Krupp Elevators and worked as a farmer. Among his hobbies, he enjoyed time with his family, riding horses and spending time outdoors. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Shackelford’s Middleton Chapel with Frank Bell officiating. Burial was in Earnest Cemetery. In addition to his wife of 29 years, he is survived by a sister, Sue Stephens and husband Jerry of Middleton; a brother, James Earnest and wife Bettie of Middleton; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Vester L. McAlpin Vester L McAlpin, 81, of Memphis passed away September 6,2013 after a long bout with upper respiratory cancer. He was born August 16,1932 in the Ramer community, the son of J.C. and Bertha McAlpin. He is survived by his wife, Betty June McAlpin; five children, Michael McAlpin, Teresa Dunson,Kathy McGhee, Donna Gordon, and Karen McGraw, seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and five greatgrandchildren, all of Memphis and one brother, Vernice Lee McAlpin of Bulverde, TX. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Vernal McAlpin and a sister Roberta Oliver. He was a member of the Yokefellow Bible Class and Usher at BellvueBaptist Church in Cordova, Tenn. for over 20 years. Services were held at Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home in Millington, Tenn. on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 11 a.m., with burial following in the Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery.

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Edmondson Family The family of Oma “PeeWee” Edmondson would like to thank everyone for their kindness and loving concern. We appreciate the many friends and family who prepared food, sent flowers, cards and donations. We are grateful to the staff at Legacy Hospice and McNairy General Hospital for their special care. To Shackelford Funeral Directors for their compassion and Pastor Steven Moore for such a beautiful service. Your kindness will forever be appreciated and never forgotten. Rebecca Moore and Family

Cemetery Maintenance The community at Beauty Hill has been blessed this year by a family donating their equipment, time and labor to maintain the community cemetery behind Beauty Hill United Pentecostal Church at 46 Beauty Hill Road. They have not asked for a payment, but it would not look as nice as it does without their volunteer labor. We are asking for a simple donation from those that have family members in the cemetery to help with the cost of maintaining it. Send donations to church’s address: 46 Beauty Hill Road, Bethel Springs, TN 38315. Thank you. Pastor Jonathan Tubbs. Any questions call Pastor Tubbs at 731-616-2105. 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. • Friendship Baptist Church Sept. 15, 2013- Friendship Baptist Church invites you to come hear our new Pastor, Bro. Jonathan Wilbanks this Sunday. We are at Ramer, 3 miles north on Friendship Rd. Sunday School at 10a.m., Service at 11 a.m. 2370 Friendship Rd. •Falcon Baptist Church Day of Praise at the Park Falcon Baptist Church Day of Praise at the Park starting at 10 a.m. on September 15 with singing & food. Preaching by Jay Houston. Come & bring a chair to enjoy a great day in the Lord! All are welcome. • Antioch church of Christ Famly Day Antioch church of Christ in Ramer, Tenn. will have Friends and Family Day on September 15. Schedule of services are Bible Class: 9:30 a.m., Worship: 10:15


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From the family of Mary Phillips

Smith Family The family of Geneva Jean Case Smith wishes to extend its most sincere gratitude for the visits, calls, messages, cards, flowers, gifts and prayers during this most difficult time. Words cannot express our appreciation to friends, extended family and members of the community for your generous outpouring of love and support. A most special thank you to Dr. Mike Smelser and his staff, and the nurses and doctors of McNairy Co. Health Care Center and McNairy Regional Hospital for their care and compassion; Bro. Eddie Hathcoat for his beautiful words during the service; Mr. Richard Pace and the staff of Heath Funeral Home in Paragould, Ark., and Shackelford Funeral Directors for their kind assistance and professionalism; and, Bro. Ricky Mitchell and the congregation of Mt. Sharon Presbyterian Church for the wonderful meal and fellowship. Though we will forever miss our Mom and Nana, each one of you has been a blessing and our hearts are overwhelmed with gratitude. Keith and Jeani Gilchrist Mark and Canon Smith Daniel and Nicole Gibbs

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The family of Mary A. Phillips would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of the friends and neighbors for your outpouring of support during the past few weeks. The visits, calls, messages, food, flowers and gifts have meant so much to us. We would like to personally thank a few special people for their kindness. The wonderful people at Tennessee Quality Health and Legacy Hospice of the South were a source of great relief to us during the last weeks, and we’d like to especially thank Debbie Orr and Joe Gray for their great care of our mother and grandmother. Michael Smith and all of the staff at Shackelford Funeral Directors made a difficult time so much easier to bear with their sensitivity and professionalism. Tommy Phillips sang such beautiful songs at her service, and Bro. Murray Kimball’s touching tribute will stay in our hearts forever. There will never be another like her, and most of all we are thankful for the time we shared with our very special lady.

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a.m., Afternoon worship: 1 p.m. Come join us as we delve into the word of God to see what He desires for our families and friendships on earth. Stay between services for a potluck luncheon served in your honor. September 19 • Adams Chapel Community Cemetery On Sept. 19, 2013 – the Adams Chapel Community Cemetery will meet at the Adams Chapel Church at 6pm to elect officers to fill vacant positions. Anyone interested should attend. September 29 • Forty Forks Baptist Church 5th Sunday Singing/Cookout Forty Forks Baptist Church, 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs, Tenn. is excited to announce their 5th Sunday activities on Sept. 29. Everyone’s invited. Enjoy a cookout of burger/hotdogs with all the trimmings, including those Forks Girl’s delicious desserts. Special guest will be “The Kennedy’s” of Selmer and Joe Rickman of Glen, MS. Bro. Randy Smith, pastor, Lloyd and Brenda Watkins: Music and worship leaders. Nursery provided. More information call: 731620-1716. • Meeks Grove 5th Sunday Night Gospel Singing Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Tommy Sanders Road near Stantonville, Tenn. will hold their 5th Sunday night gospel singing on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. Featured singers will be the Blue Grass Gospel, Holt Family, from Savannah, Tenn. and The Tennessee River Boys from Stantonville, Tenn. and other singers. Pastor Bro. Daniel Holt. Everyone welcome. For more information call Jerry Whitten 632-4732. 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. October 6 • Hope for the Harvest at Beauty Hill UPC Beauty Hill United Pentecostal Church will have Hope for the Harvest on October 6th beginning at 10 a.m. The church is located at 46 Beauty Hill Road. Evangelist Nathan Reeves. For a ride call 934-7418. I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve. - George W. Bush

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Fourth Street Church of Christ Every Visitor is an Honored Guest SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Sunday 19:30 a.m. Bible Classes for All Ages 10:30 a.m. Worship Services 142 N. 4th St. 16:00 p.m. Evening Services Selmer, TN Wednesday (off Court Square) 17:00 p.m. Bible Study

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Jodi McDaniel & William Stuart

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Cathy Gage & David Workmen

Gage - Workmen The children of Cathy Gage and David Workmen would like to announce the couple’s upcoming wedding on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 5 p.m. at Crazy K Ranch, Michie, Tenn. All family and friends are invited.

Jodi McDaniel and William Stuart would like to announce their upcoming wedding for Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Big Buck Resort Clubhouse in Hornsby, Tenn. Jodi is the daughter of Roy and Anna McDaniel of Bethel Springs, Tenn. William is the son of the late George and Jean Stuart of Winthrop, Arkansas and is the Maintenance Supervisor at Form Fabricators in Jackson, Tenn.

community news • Sulphur Springs Fire Dept. Fish Fry Cancelled There will not be a fish fry at Sulphur Springs Fire Dept. in the month of September. Blood Drive 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 11 • Angel Tree Applications Being Accepted The McNairy County Family Resource Center will be taking applications for this year’s Angel Tree September 11, 2013 through November 15, 2013. Applications must be filled out in person at the Family Resource Center at 701 Industrial Park Road in Selmer. For more info call 731-645-5383. September 12 • McNairy - Chester Cattlemen’s Association The McNairy-Chester County Cattlemen’s Association and the McNairy Young Farmers and Ranchers invites you to join them for their monthly meeeting Thursday Sept. 12 at 6: 30 p.m. at the Rockabilly Cafe in Selmer. There will be a $5 per person cost to share dinner. Speaker Lou Nave of the Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee will address the meeting. September 14 • Jackie Roach Benefit Benefit for Jackie Roach at Bethel Springs Elementary School Motorcycle Ride at 10 a.m. (registration at 9 a.m.) Lunch & other activities begin at noon: Cake

Large Pots - Pink, White, Orange, Gold, Purple, Red, Yellow


Trade Gallons • Several Colors Multi-floral and Grand of Love, Shrub and Climmers.


• Pioneer School Benefit Breakfast There will be a Pioneer School Benefit Breakfast in the Finger Gym on September 14. Big Buffet- the fresh baked cinnamon rolls alone are worth the drive! 7:30 a.m. -10 a.m. this Saturday morning. • Stantonville School Reunion Stantonville School Reunion will be held at Stantonville Civic Center on Sept. 14, 2013. Visitation starts at 5 p.m. Meal at 6 p.m. Call to reserve meal at 632-3488, 646-0887, 412-6246 or 632-3622. September 15 • Final Payment Due: Senior Tour Final payment is due for Senior Center’s Fall Foliage Tour through Lancaster, Gettysburg & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 7-13, 2013. $100 deposit due upon signing, total cost is $799 per double occupancy. For more info. contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843. • Isbell and Causey Family Reunion The Isbell and Causey family reunion will be Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at the Finger Community Center (gym) for lunch. All family and friends are invited.


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Williams - Edmonds The families of Jessica S. Williams and Dylan Lee Edmonds are honored to announce their upcoming marriage this Saturday, the 14th day of September, 2013 at 4 p.m. at 942 Hendrix Road in Bethel Springs, Tenn. All family and friends are invited to attend. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Alan and Rebecca Williams of Selmer, Tenn. Maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Brenda Watkins of Bethel Springs, Tenn. Paternal grandparents are Glen Williams and the late Maxine Williams of Saltillo, Tenn. Jessica is a graduate of McNairy Central High School and West Tennessee Business College. The groom-to-be is the son of Keith Edmonds of Bolivar, Tenn. and Kim and Ron Nield also of Bolivar. Material grandparents Homer and Lynn Doyle of Hornsby, Tenn., Harold and Marty Cook of Memphis, Tenn. Paternal grandparents are the late Raymond Edmonds of Selmer, Tenn. and Toby and Ann Beyer of Hornsby, Tenn. Dylan is a graduate of Bolivar Central High School and is employed by Chickasaw Electric in Fayette County. No local invitations sent. Friends and family are asked to celebrate this union.

Thank You Thanks to all the businesses and individuals who made donations and gave support for our magic show fundraiser. It was a huge success! From McNairy County Animal Shelter Friends

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Walk, Stick Horse Races, Live Music, Photo Booth & Raffle. Live Auction at 2 p.m. Jackie suffered severe injuries when his tractor was struck by a semi on July 3rd. His family is facing ongoing medical expenses as well as a long road to recovery for Jackie.

Jessica S. Williams & Dylan Lee Edmonds

The McNairy County Family Resource Center will begin taking applications for this year’s Angel Tree on September 11, 2013. Your help is needed! The Angel Tree Program needs sponsors to help families in need this Christmas. If you would like to sponsor a child or family, please contact Leigh Glenn at the McNairy County Family Resource Center for more information. Phone: (731) 645-5383 E-mail: If you would like to send a monetary donation to help program, please send it to: McNairy County Family Resource Center Attn: Leigh Glenn, Director 701 Industrial Park Road Selmer, Tennessee 38375

Thank you in advance for your support of the McNairy County Angel Tree Program!

2013 Fall/Winter

Consignment Sale: September 12-14 Children’s Consignment Sale Located in the National Guard Armory 1232 Peach Street - Selmer, TN Beside Patriot Park

Thursday - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Half-Price Sale Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Special Brides ... August 17, 2013 Mallory Twitty Nick Holt

October 12, 2013 Kirbie Smith Justin Huckabee Lashea Brown Matthew Wheeler December 14, 2013 Jamie Burgess Dustin Gibbs


JOIN US FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY Antioch church of Christ Ramer, TN

Come join us as we delve into the word of God to see what He desires for our families and friendships on earth. Stay between services for a potluck luncheon served in your honor.

September 15, 2013 Schedule of Services:

Bible Class: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:15 a.m. Afternoon Worship: 1:00 p.m.


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September 16 • McNairy County Animal Shelter Friends McNairy County Animal Shelter Friends monthly meeting will be Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at Selmer Community Center. September 17 • Community Fun Night at Ramer Civic Center There will be a community fun night on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at the Ramer Civic Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be a cake walk and a magic show. The event is sponsored by the Ramer Ruritan Club to raise funds for upkeep repairs to the Ramer Civic Center. Cake donations are needed to support this effort. For more information or to make a financial donation or a cake donation, contact Wayne Elam at 731-645-0137. Please come out for an evening of fun and support the improvements to the Ramer Civic Center.

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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 731-6453735. RSVP by September 1. • Russell Reunion Russell Reunion begins at 10 a.m. at McNairy County Fire Department, Hwy 57 near Big Hill Pond State Park Entrance between Pocahontas and Ramer, Tenn. Potluck, door prizes, good food & family. For more info contact: Shirley (662)7207028 September 22 • Crabb Family Reunion The Crabb family reunion will be Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Eastview Civic Center. Lunch around 12:30 p.m. Family and friends are invited to come and enjoy food and fellowship.

September 19 • Annual Fall Dinner Meeting McNairy County Forest Landowners Association will hold their Annual Fall Dinner Meeting Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Eastview Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. Meal provided. All members and individuals interested in learning about Forestry and sharing with other landowners are urged to attend. Also scheduled are TFA and Legislative updates. RSVPs must be phoned to Area Forester at 645-3531, UT Extension office at 645-3598 or Association at 645-9384 by September 15th. Call for more information.

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. Preregistration 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 “on-site” 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.

September 20 • City of Michie Friday Night Movie in the Park On September 20, City of Michie Friday Night Movie in the Park: Hotel Transylvania, FREE admission. Bring chairs & blankets to Michie City Park at 8 p.m. & enjoy $1 concessions. For more info. call City Hall at 239-3680.

October 19 • Tickets on Sale Now To See Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson Jase Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty, will be at Jim Carroll Stadium in Savannah, Tenn. on Saturday, Oct. 19. Tickets on sale now online at: or by calling: 800-594-8499. Sponsored by Carl Perkins Center.

Amelia Young graduates UNA Amelia Young is a recent graduate of the University of North Alabama. She graduated UNA Cum Laude (with honors) on May 11, 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Communication. While at UNA Amelia was an active member of the Honors Student Organization, Lambda Pi Eta Community Honors Society, LionCam, and the UNA Bass Fishing. She was also music chair for Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. After graduating UNA with a 3.65 GPA, she now attends Arkansas State Univeristy where she is pursuing her Master’s of Arts in Communication Studies. She was awarded a graduate Assistanship for Asu and now works closely with students and faculty. She hopes to become a

Amelia Young college professor teaching public communications. Her family wishes to congratulate her for her graudation and wishes her luck at Asu. Amelia Young is the daughter of the late Jimmy and Melinda Young and the granddaughter of Terry and Brenda Derryberry and Jimmy Neal and Carolyn Young.

FCE Summer Celebration On August 14, Stantonville Family and Community Education (FCE) Club hosted the annual McNairy County FCE Summer Celebration with an Italian theme. This event is held every year to get the three FCE clubs together for food, fun, and fellowship. Along with Stantonville the other local FCE clubs are Selmer and Leapwood. Even though this is a fun day, the clubs always want to help others. Club members brought nonperishable items to be donated to the

local food pantry. Approximately $250 worth of items were donated. The day started with Pam Carroll, Stantonville FCE President, welcoming everyone. After a prayer and delicious potluck lunch Extension Agent, Schancey Chapman, introduced speaker Tony Chapman. Mr. Chapman is a local author of a southern humor book on sayings. “I’d Know His Danged Ole Hide in a Tannin’ Yard”: And Other Thangs Mommanem Useta Say is an easy to read book

with a funny story to go along with each saying. Mr. Chapman made everyone laugh with his personal stories. After a great celebration, door prizes were given out and the 2013 County and Regional Cultural Arts winners were announced. If you would like to join FCE or have any questions, please contact McNairy County UT Extension at 731-645-3598. McNairy County UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of

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Making McNairy County Sports headlines for more than 111 years

Volume 111, Number 17, Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Adamsville falls to Trinity Christian Neary Rushes for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns in the district loss By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Cardinals played host to Trinity Christian Academy in their first district game of 2013. Adamsville held strong but fell to the Lions late in the fourth quarter.

Trinity 28 Adamsville 21

The Cardinals got off to strong start against the Lions, waiting less than two minutes before Zak Neary found the end zone early in the first quarter putting the Cards up 7-0. The rest of the quarter went on to be a battle for the redbirds, as the Lions were able to make their way down the field with the help of some big plays and some untimely penalties against the Cardinals. After the game was tied at seven, the Cardinals had a hard time getting any offense going and with the help of turnovers and penalties the Lions were able to find the end zone once again and took a 14-7 lead late in the first quarter. Into the second quarter both defenses began to settle in and the momentum continued to swing back and forth but neither team was able to find the scoreboard. It took no time for the Cardinals to come back out on the field and tie the game. Neary was once again able to find the end zone after and tie the game at 14. Once the game was tied the Cardinals had all the momentum on their side and they began to dig in on defense. Fighting penalties and a strong Lion offense the Cards were able to hang on. Once Adamsville got the ball back it did not take long for Neary to again find pay dirt and move the Cardinals ahead 21-14 late in the third quarter. Once in the fourth quarter, the Cardinals were trying to hang on, but the penalties and mistakes were hard to overcome. The Lions were able to find the end zone mid way through the fourth quarter and tie the game at 21.

See Cardinals, 4B

Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo

Zak Neary runs around the left side behind the explosive block from Ty Sweeney. Neary finished with more than 200 yards and three touchdowns in the game.

McNairy Central battles Lexington at home By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

After a close game until the fourth quarter, the Bobcats lost the cat fight to the Lexington Lions last Friday at Don Whitaker stadium.

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Jarrett Mood gains 30 yards on a play in the first quarter. Mood Finished with more than 100 yards in the game.

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With seven minutes left in the first quarter, Kintavius Newsome rushed 25 yards and scored the first touchdown of the game for the Bobcats making the score 7-0. Only two minutes later the Lexington tied the score 7-7. With a minute left in the quarter, the Lexington made it to the end zone again but wasn’t awarded a touchdown due to a holding penalty on the offense. Coach Charlie Dampeer said the Bobcats played better offensively. In the second and third quarters, quarterback Isaac Cagle played an exceptional game with approximately 130 yards in passes, one resulting in a touchdown. Jarrett Mood and Reggie McNeal rushed about 100 yards each. In the second quarter, Lexington took the lead with another touchdown but no extra point making the score 7-13. After a false start on the Bobcat offense, Cagle threw a long pass to McNeal who scored the touchdown ending the second quarter 14-13. In the third quarter, Mood received a pass from Cagle of almost 90 yards and rushed before being tackled at Lexington’s 19 yard line. The Bobcats then worked their way toward the end zone. Eventually, Cagle claimed the first down with one yard for the touchdown. With five minutes left in the third quarter Cagle gained the touchdown making the score 28-21. With two minutes, thirty seconds on the clock, Lexington recovered a fumble eventually scoring a touchdown and earning a two-point conversion to tie the game again 28-28 going into the fourth quarter. Despite the good offense, Coach Dampeer said the small defense “just didn’t continue to tackle in the fourth quarter” result-

See Bobcats, 4B

Lions, Rebels dominate By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

From across the county, the Bethel Lady Rebels and Selmer Lady Lions dominated the softball fields last Tuesday night. The Lady Rebels competed against the Ramer Eagles at the Ramer field where they played an exceptional offensive game. In the first inning, Rebels Emily Phillips Harmon, Brittany Nixon and Kailie Lott each hit low balls down the center of the field helping score three runs in the top of the first. Lady Rebel pitcher Katie Turner then quickly struck out the Eagles ending the first inning 3-0. By great hits and several stolen bases, the Rebels took four more runs in the second and third innings making the score 8-0 at the top of the fourth. The Rebels scored two more runs in the fourth and ended the game in the fifth with a final score of 10-0. The Lady Lions were up 17-0 against the Michie Blue Devils by the fifth inning and took the win two innings early. The Lions also beat the Adamsville Cardinals last Thursday finishing the game 10-0 by the fifth inning for another short game. The Lions earned seven runs in just the first inning and another three runs in the second, third and fourth innings. Lion Anabelle Whitaker pitched 12 strikes and Rachel Pickens hit a triple. Cardinal coach Todd McGee said several errors and a couple walks in the first inning really hurt the team’s chances to win.


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Lions remain unbeaten against the Cardinals By Brian Azevedo


Sports Editor

The Adamsville Junior Cardinals made the short trip up Highway 64 to take on the Lions of Selmer Middle School. The Cardinals made a great effort but the Lions were able to come away with the win at home.

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(AJHS) (Rushing) Woody Hancock: 74 Yds; Miles Kelley: 28 Yds; Mason McCann: 28 Yds; Collin Misenhimer: 11 Yds, TD (Defense) Matthew Howie, Mason McCann, Jackson Webb: 2 Tkl; Justin Coleman, Miles Kelley, Lucas FreeTurnbow: 1 Tkl

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The game began as a defensive battle with neither team wanting to give ground to their in county rival. Both teams were forced to punt in their opening possessions and the game was starting out to be a good one. A short time into the second quarter, the scoreless tie was finally broken when Tylon Walker exploded out of the backfield and made his way 85 yards down the sideline for the long touchdown run. The two point conversion was ran in by Mickey Finnie, and the Lions were up 8-0. Adamsville was able to put together a good drive on their next possession, but were again forced to punt the football as the Lion defense held strong. It did not take long for the Lions’ offense got back on the board. Quarterback Chase Wallace broke free out of the back field for more than 40 yards and helped extend the Lions lead. The two point conversion was again good by Finnie and the Lions went up 16-0. After the touchdown, the Lions once again found themselves on the side with momentum as they were able to recover the following kickoff. Hunter McCuller was there to snag the loose ball, and Rhomerius Knight wasted little time putting it in the end zone for the Lions, who would take the 22-0 lead into halftime. Coming out after the half the Lions received the opening kickoff, but ended up fumbling the football and giving possession to the Cardinals. The Redbirds wasted little time taking advantage of the opportunity, and got the ball into the end zone. Collin Misenhimer is the Cardinal who found the end zone, and they began to claw their way back making the score 22-6 in the third quarter. After the touchdown, Selmer wasted little time getting the points back as Knight once again raced to the end zone on the second play from scrimmage and extended the Lion lead 30-6. The Cards were not able to recover from their deep deficit. They attempted to move the ball on fourth down, but the Lion defense held strong. After the stop, Walker once again found the end zone for the Lions and extended the lead to the final score of 36-6. The Lions are now 2-0 on the season and in the county and will be hosting Ramer in their next match-up, while the Cardinals fall to 1-1 and will be traveling to Bethel for their next county show down.

(Selmer) (Rushing) Rhomerius Knight: 7 Car, 87 Yds, 2 TD; Tylon Walker: 4 Car, 120 Yds 2 TD; Mickey Finnie: 1 Car, 31 Yds; Chase Wallace: 2 Car, 60 Yds, TD (Passing) Chase Wallace: 1-1, 16 Yds (Receiving) Cole Miller: 1 Rec, 16 Yds (Defense) Mickey Finnie: 5 Tkl; Cole Miller: 5 Tkl; Mason Harrison: 5 Tkl; Matt Cossey: 5 Tkl; Tanner Nicholson: 3 Tkl; Hunter McCuller: 2 Tkl

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MLB Season Standings American League East W/L Boston 87-58 Tampa Bay 78-64 Baltimore 77-66 New York 76-68 Toronto 67-76

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Central W/L Detroit 82-62 Cleveland 77-66 Kansas City 75-69 Minnesota 62-80 Chicago 58-85

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West W/L Oakland 83-60 Texas 81-62 LA Angles 67-76 Seattle 65-79 Houston 48-96

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sports Briefs Selmer Parks and Recreation Fall Sports Lineup

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.

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.

West Tennessee Big Orange Club

The West Tennessee Big Orange Club will be having a charter bus for the Tennessee vs Auburn game on November 9, 2013. The cost will be $200 per person and will include: bus fare, game tickets, tip for bus driver, and hotel room (two per room). The bus will leave Kmart in Jackson, Tenn., at 6:30 a.m. and will stop for lunch on the way to the game. The bus will come back Sunday morning after breakfast at Cracker Barrel and arrive between 3 and 4 p.m. Sunday. 54 seats are available, call Greg at 731-424-8238 for information or to reserve your seat. Deadline is October 14.

Selmer Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament

The Selmer Lions Club will be holding their annual golf tournament on September 20, 2013 at the Selmer Golf and Country Club. Their will be a shotgun start at noon and will cost $200 per team. It will be a 18 hole tournament which will include a steak supper at 5:30 p.m. The field is limited to the first 18 paid teams. Please contact Dale Youngblood at 731610-0023 for more information.

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National League East W/L Atlanta 86-57 Washington 74-69 Philadelphia 66-77 New York 64-78 Miami 53-89

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Central W/L St. Louis 83-60 Pittsburgh 82-61 Cincinnati 82-63 Milwaukee 62-80 Chicago 61-82

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West W/L LA Dodgers 84-59 Arizona 72-71 San Diego 65-77 Colorado 66-79 San Fran. 65-79

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sports on deck High School Football MCHS @ AHS (Friday September 13 - 7 p.m.) High School Soccer LHS @ MCHS AHS @ Sacred Heart (Thursday September 12 - 6 p.m.) JCM @ MCHS (Monday September 16 – 6 p.m.) High School Golf MCHS vs TCA @ Woodland Hills HCHS @ AHS (Thursday September 12 - 4 p.m.) Jr. High Football AJHS @ Bethel Selmer @ Ramer (Thursday September 12 - 5:30 p.m.) High School Volleyball MCHS @ CCHS (Monday September 16 - 4 p.m.)

Mallorie Sweat has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Blue Mountain College next fall. Sweat plans to major in Biology to become a Physical Therapist. Sweat is pictured with her parents, Jeremy and Julie Sweat, Blue Mountain coach Lavon Driskell, Bobcats Coach Jerry Lott and Coach Melody Price, Coach Rand Parrish and her junior high coach from Ramer, Belinda Shelton.

Lady Cats fall to Chester County By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

After a canceled match two weeks ago, Chester County returned strong and the Ladycats lost the game 1-6 for their second loss of the season.

Chester County 6 McNairy Central 1

The Ladycats made one scoring attempt on the goal in the first half versus Chester County’s 14 attempts and five goals ending the first half 0-5 for Chester County. In the second half, the Ladycats seemed to rekindle their old spark with

five attempts to score but only one goal by Rebekah Lowrie with an assist by Mackenzie Stone. Chester County also scored one goal in the second half and the game ended 1-6 with Chester County for the win.

(MCHS) (First Half) Mary Kate Doyle: 1 SOG, 1 CK, 1 FK; Holley Moore: 8 saves; Aspen Baxter: 1 save (Second Half) Kirsten Burkeens: 1 SOG; Mary Kate Doyle: 1 CK; Danielle Forsythe: 1 SOG, 1 cross, 2 FK; Laralee Williams: 1 SOG; Rebekah Lowrie: 2 SOG, 1 cross, Staff Photo by Sarah Rowland 2 FK; Mackenzie Stone: 1 ast; Rebekah Lowrie moves down field looking to score Aspen Baxter: 8 saves

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Ramer runs past Blue Devils to remain unbeaten By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

The Ramer Eagles went home with the win against the Michie Blue Devils last Thursday.

Eagles 38 Blue Devils 8

Eagle Kylin Wynn quickly scored the first touchdown of the game rushing approximately 80 yards and making the score 6-0 for the first quarter. In the first quarter, Ramer also had an interception and Michie recovered a fumble. Wynn again scored two more touchdowns in the second quarter. Towards the end of the second, Eagle Grant McMahan made an interception. The score was 23-0 for the Eagles at halftime. Blue Devil Josh Butler received a long pass and made a touchdown with less than three minutes left in the third quarter making the score 23-6. Michael Cleary, Michie head coach, said while Ramer is a talented team, Michie played a really good second half but by then it was too late to make a difference in the score. In the fourth quarter Ramer took the win with two more touchdowns ending the game 34-8. Ramer Coach Jeremy Blakely said his defense played well earning three turnovers. “Michie is a really good offensive team,” said Blakely, “So I was pleased to leave there with a win.”

(Stats) (Ramer) (Rushing) Kylin Wynn: 243 Yds, 5 TD; Ronnie Kinkennon: 35 Yds; Bryce Hawkins: 23 Yds (Passing) Bryce Hawkins: 1-3, 3 Yds (Receiving) Grant McMahan: 3 Yds, 1 Rec (Defense) Kylin Wynn: 4 Tkl; Jacob Patterson-Davies: 3 Tkl; Spencer Corner: 2 Tkl; Grant McMahan: 1 Tkl, 1 Int; Undavious Floyd: 2 Tkl; Trevor Wilson: Staff Photo by Sarah Rowland 1 Tkl; Ronnie Kinkennon: 3 Tkl; Chris Waddell: 1 Fumble Recovery; Garrett Youngblood: 2 Tkl; Jay Floyd: 7 Tkl; Jhiannos Damron: 1 Tkl; Trevon Camp- Kylin Wynn runs away from Michie defender Clint Coleman on his way to the end zone against the Blue Devils. bell: 1 Fumble Recovery


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Taylor brings home the medal against the Tigers By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

Bobcat golfer Briley Taylor took the medal for the best score while overall the Bobcats tied for first and the Lady Bobcats placed second against Bolivar and Lexington last Thursday at Bolivar Country Club. The Bobcats tied for first with Bolivar in the nine-hole match with a score of 162 ahead of Lexington’s 178. Taylor was the low score medalist overall with a score of 38, followed by his fellow Bobcats John Hunter Powers, 40, Matt Chandler, 41, Dilan Miller, 43, Clay Rankin, 44, and Hunter Foote, 45. The Lady Bobcats came in second with a score of 96 behind Lexington, 83, and Bolivar, 107. Valerie Jones was the lowest scorer for the Lady Bobcats with a 47 followed by Kelly Beth Ernest, 49, Sarah Stanfield, 55, and Kristen Rowsey, 59. Last Tuesday, the Bobcats took second in a match against Hardin County and Lexington in Corinth, Miss. The Bobcat boys finished with an overall score of 337 behind Hardin County, 323, and followed by Lexington, 365.

Powers was the lead scorer with a final score of 78 followed by Taylor, 86, Chandler, 86, Miller, 87, Rankin, 87, and Foote, 89. The Lady Bobcats finished with an overall score of 196, second place against Lexington’s 173. Ernest was the lead scorer with a final score of 95 compared to Stanfield who finished with a 101. Coach Adam Day thanked Shiloh Ridge Golf Club in Corinth for the opportunity to play the 18-hole match. The Lady Bobcats placed first in a match against Lexington and Bolivar at Woodland Hills Golf & Country Club in Pinson, Tenn. last Monday. The Lady Bobcats overall score was 89, one point ahead of Lexington, 90, with Ernest contributing a score of 43 ahead of Stanfield, 46, and Jones, 48. The Bobcats didn’t fare as well coming in third with an overall score of 165 compared to Southside, 159, Bolivar, 164, and Lexington, 166. Powers was the lead scorer for the Bobcats Staff Photo by Sarah Rowland with a 38, ahead of Chandler, 39, Miller, 44, Tay- Briley Taylor sends the putt toward the cup in his match against the lor, 44, Foote, 45, and Rankin, 47. Tigers last week.

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The Cards fought to take the lead back but on a defensive miscue the Lions were able to hit an open receiver for the go ahead touchdown. Adamsville was never able to recover from the mistakes and the penalties that hurt them all game, and they fell in their first district game of the year to the Lions.


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Selmer Pee Wee Football 2013 Sept. 17th Bank of McNairy County Bears vs. Top o’ the River Big Orange, Bancorp South Redskins vs. Home Banking Tigers Sept. 24th Bancorp South Redskins vs. Bank of McNairy County Bears, Home Banking Tigers vs. Top o’ the River Big Orange

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Oct. 1st Top o’ the River Big Orange vs. Bancorp South Redskins, Bank of McNairy County Bears vs. Home Banking Tigers

(AHS) (Rushing) Jacob Wallis: 4 Car, 15 Yds; Zak Neary: 27 Car, 239 Yds, 3 TD; Chris Irons: 2 Car, 7 Yds; Seth Paul: 6 Car, 6 Yds; Dustin Neil: 4 Car, 43 Yds; Jacob Dengler: 1 Car, 3 Yds

Oct. 8th Home Banking Tigers vs. Bancorp South Redskins, Top o’ the River Big Orange vs. Bank of McNairy County Bears

(Passing) Seth Paul: 1-9, 6 Yds, 2 INT

(Receiving) Jacob Wallis: 1 Rec, 6 Yds

(Defense) Jacob Wallis: 3 Tkl, 2 Ast, 1 TFL; Zak Neary: 2 Tkl, 2 Ast; Chris Irons: 3 Tkl, 1 Ast; Ryan Nixon: 1 Tkl; Ross Burcham: 3 Tkl, 2 Ast; Dustin Neil: 2 Tkl, 2 Ast, 1 TFL; Austin Cotner: 3 Tkl, 1 Ast; Onri Damron: 1 Tkl; Hutch Hefner: 11 Tkl; Chris Bernier: 5 Tkl, 4 Ast; Jacob Dengler: 2 Tkl, 3 Ast; Zach Martin: 1 Tkl, 3 Ast; Dylan Sweat: 1 Tkl, 1 Ast; Blake Sweat: 2 Tkl, 3 Ast; Dustin Wilson: 1 Tkl, 2 Ast; Bradley Hornbuckle: 1 Tkl

Oct. 15th Top o’ the River Big Orange vs. Home Banking Tigers, Bank of McNairy County Bears vs. Bancorp South Redskins Oct. 22nd Fall Break Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo

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ing in two more touchdowns for Lexington who finished the game 28-42. “We played hard,” he said, “And we gave ourselves a chance.” Dampeer said at one point in the game the win could have gone either way. He said last Friday was another game where the Bobcat linemen just didn’t measure up to their opponents in size and it takes it’s toll. The Bobcats meet the Adamsville Cardinals on the gridiron this Friday at Adamsville at 7 p.m.


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Thousands head to McNairy County area for unprecedented week of fun By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

This Saturday, McNairy County will be at the epicenter of a spectacular week of events, world class entertainment, thrill rides and much, much more. Entertainment options will abound, beginning this weekend as a perfect storm of regionally known events will make an unprecedented 10-day stretch of non-stop fun. With more than a half dozen festivals, fairs and events slated in McNairy, Hardin and Alcorn counties expected to bring in tens of thousands of visitors, fun will be literally just around the corner from 64-45 intersection near the city park in Selmer. In fact, the Selmer City Park will serve as a starting point and grand finale for many attending the event marathon with 5-2-1-0 day beginning the week’s celebration this Saturday and the 18th Annual Broomcorn Festival closing out the week Sept. 21. Other events, packed into the incredible week of entertainment are the 14th Annual Daryl Worley Tennessee River Run in Savannah, Tenn. and a triple dose of weeklong county fairs in McNairy, Hardin and Alcorn counties.

5-2-1-0 Day in the Park (Sept. 14 - Selmer, Tenn.)

McNairy County will kick off the week-long celebration with 5-2-1-0 Day in the Park this Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon at the Selmer City Park. With more unhealthy food available this week than someone could shake a fried Oreo at, this family event could not have come at a better time. 5-2-1-0 is a perfect way to begin the week’s festivities The stated goal of the event is “Using the 5-2-1-0 Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles,” The event aims to promote physical activity, good nutrition and healthy choices. This free event, sponsored by the McNairy County Health Council and United Healthcare, activities will include a two-mile fun run/walk around the track, health exhibits, pedal cars, football and basketball toss, games, party jumpers and trampoline, zumba, yoga and aerobics demonstrations, door prizes, etc. In addition “Walk Teams” from all agencies, businesses, worksites, community groups, churches, etc. are encouraged to walk together and enjoy the day. This event will be a great way to burn off the extra calories in advance and learn how to make healthy choices before being confronted by hundreds of fried food vendors at the area’s other events. For more information contact Schancey Chapman at the U. T. Extension Office at (731) 645-3598.

Darryl Worley’s 12th Annual Tennessee River Run (Sept. 12-14 - Savannah, Tenn.)

Darryl Worley’s Tennessee River Run is a multi-day event with scheduled activities in both Hardin and McNairy counties, and has became known as one of the best annual events West-Tennessee has to offer. This year’s TRR, presented by Bumpus Harley-Davidson, will bring Ronnie Milsap to downtown Savannah this Saturday. Milsap, whose hit songs include “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “It Was Almost Like a Song,” “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me,” “Stranger in My House,” “Any Day Now” and dozens more, will join Worley and special guests Brandon Lay, Jami Grooms and Donica Knight. In discussing the Tennessee River Run, Worley said, “We’ve continued to bring in great entertainment and hold a variety of events for people all around my home town. We have worked to refine it in ways that bring in even more for the charity, which is the bottom line.” Through TRR proceeds, Worley was able to make a final $200,000 payment in 2012 to the local cancer treatment center bearing his name, paying off the debt completely. Through his work, Worley has become known as a local hero raising money for his cancer charity, while producing chart-topping hits and constantly showing his devotion to our troops which he has visited multiple times participating in USO tours in combat zones world-wide. Milsap provided country music with one of its most im-


portant voices as it moved from its rural roots into mainstream modern entertainment. Steeped in the mountain music of the North Carolina hills and schooled in classical piano, he found inspiration in a variety of music from early in his life. Milsap said that even as he mastered Beethoven and Mozart, his heart belonged to hardcore country and rhythm-and-blues music he heard from powerful radio stations in Nashville. He explained that its earthy sounds about life and love provided an impoverished, blind boy with a connection to a world beyond the harsh reality of his daily existence. Following those humble beginnings, his success with dozens of hits and albums has spanned generations. The Saturday night concert is the grand finale after a few days of Tennessee River Run events. The Darryl Worley and Friends Songwriters in the Round Gala will be held Thursday, on the lawn of the historic home of Savannah Mayor Bob Shutt and his wife. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., with music beginning at 7 p.m. The TRR Golf Tournament will be held Friday at Shiloh Golf Course in Adamsville. The 5K run, motorcycle poker run and arts and crafts fair are scheduled for Saturday.. Proceeds from the Tennessee River Run fund the Darryl Worley Foundation. The foundation, a 501 (c3) public benefit corporation, has existed since 2002 to serve people in the Mid-South — directly helping individuals in need and serving others through nonprofits, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center. More information this week’s events can be found at the Tennessee River Run Facebook page, at and at www.tnriverrun. org. Tickets for Saturday’s concert are available at the Darryl Worley Foundation Office at 325 Main St. in Downtown Savannah, Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau, all banks in Hardin County and Bumpus Harley-Davidson in Jackson. Individuals can pay with a credit card by calling (866) 484-3877. Tickets for the concert are $30 until the day of the show and $35 at the gate for adults. Children six and younger can enter free with a paying adult. Tickets for those seven to 12 are $15, and admission for teens 13 to 18 is $20. Gates will open at 3 p.m.

McNairy, Hardin and Alcorn county fairs (Sept. 16-21 – Selmer, Savannah, Tenn. & Corinth, Miss.)

This year, the 2013 McNairy Co. Fair is scheduled for Sept. 16-21 and new Jaycees President Allen Knight promised a fresh feel to the annual fair to accompany its move from mid-summer. Knight said that the fair was in September years ago and that the move would hopefully provide better weather and draw larger crowds back to the event which was plagued by storms in 2012. This year the fair coincides with both the Broomcorn Festival and McNairy Central High School’s Homecoming. Along with the move the Jaycees have went after a top level carnival company for the midway and will be hosting new events and bringing back old favorites. The event will begin Monday with canned goods and arts & crafts entries accepted for competition for a $5 entry fee from 5-6:30pm. Also on Monday the first half of the Fairest of Fair Pageant will begin at 7pm for 0-7 year olds. Entry forms can be picked up at Hawk & Co. or Pats Café in Selmer, TN. $35.00 in advance $50.00 at door On Tuesday the Fairest of Fair Pageant starts at 7pm for 8-21 years olds and the midway opens for thrill seekers. On Sept 18, the 18 and under Talent Contest starts at 7pm. Sound equipment will be provided, however entrants must bring their own CD. On Sept 19 the annual crowd favorite Demolition Derby starts at 7pm. Entries must arrive early to be properly inspected by 6 p.m. there is a $30.00/ entry fee. Visit www. for rules and cash prizes. Knight announced a new event this year also on Sept. 19 with free antique appraisals by Kennedy’s Auction Co. at 7 p.m. Fair goers are encouraged to bring a small item or

detailed pictures of larger item for appraisal. On Sept 20, Redemption will headline the concert playing their brand of contemporary Christian music performed by the Highlands Church of Finger, and the Kennedy’s will be back for round two of their antique appraisals. On the fair’s final night, USA Championship Wrestling from Nashville will perform and the Canned Goods and Arts & Crafts Contest winner results will be announced with recovery at 6pm. The Gate fee is $2.00/ person, which is waived for contestants. Armbands are $15 per person. All Food venders must be approved and the vendor fee is $75 for the week with power or $50 for unpowered sites. Booths are available inside the Jaycees Building for $25.00 per week, space is limited. Booths must be set up before 6 p.m. next Monday. Doors open daily at 1pm. For more information call (731) 439-5102. For details and daily events a the Hardin County and Alcorn County fairs online visit, Hardin County Fair, Savannah,TN on Facebook or htm. *Hardin county fair begins Sept. 17.

18th Annual Broomcorn Festival

(Sept. 21 - Selmer) McNairy County residents will have an opportunity to travel back to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the 19th and early 20th centuries as the 18th annual Broomcorn Festival takes over the Selmer City Park. On Sept. 21, dozens of artisans will be on hand to display their authentic old world craftsmanship to the festival’s visitors. This year, the festival will be run in a partnership with the McNairy Regional Alliance and Arts in McNairy. The two civic organizations have paired up to run this year’s event to help the event’s founder, Jack Martin, who is helping to care for his ill wife. Martin said that his wife, Dee Martin had been diagnosed with lung cancer and his attention this year needed to be directed toward his family. The Martin’s did receive a piece of good news on Aug. 28, however, as they learned that Dee’s cancer was now in remission. Martin said that there were other hurdles ahead, but said last week’s diagnosis was great news. Martin will still be in attendance at this year’s Broomcorn Festival and said the festival will look much like those of year’s past. Many of the perennial vendors will return, and the festival will take time to recognize those long-time vendors who have contributed to the events overall success. “We will recognize some of the artists that have been with us all of these years,” Martin said. So many vendors have returned each year that Martin said they have to turn away some new vendors for lack of space. Both MRA and AiM have a history of partnership in organizing large events such as this Ingle said. The two have worked together to bring the Rockabilly Festival to the area each year. “We are expecting (the festival) to be bigger than ever,” Ingle said. He credited Paige Holmes, director of AiM for her work to gain new vendors. “When this came up, it just seemed natural that MRA and AiM should work together on it,” Ingle said. “Certainly it falls within their scope with the artistic side of it, and both groups are interested in promoting things from a tourism aspect. It just seemed like something we should do.” Ingle said there was little discussion between the two when deciding to organize the event saying, “This is our friend. You just have to step up and help your friend.” More than 3,000 people are expected at this year’s event. Admission for this year’s event will be $4 and demonstrations will begin at 9 a.m., with music starting at 10 a.m. For more information about the Broomcorn Festival please contact the McNairy County Chamber of Commerce at (731) 645-6360.

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.

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First Baptist Church of Michie 5658 Hwy 22 S., Michie James Hardin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.

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

First Baptist Church of Selmer 310 W. Court Avenue, Selmer Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.

Unity Baptist Church Unity Church Road, Ramer Dr. Ronald Meeks, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Finger Finger-Leapwood Road, Finger Bobby Bray, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Evening: 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.

West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville James Stophel, Pastor Church of Christ:

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.

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.

Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Jonathan Wilbanks Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Church Service: 11 a.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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Sunday Morning Service: 10:45 Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday Night Service: 5:30 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 Sunday worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Piney Grove Church of God Wednesday: 7 p.m. 888 Rose Creek Rd., Selmer Aaron Moss, Pastor Pleasant Site Baptist Church Sunday School: 10 a.m. 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m. Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Church of God of Prophecy: & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy Ramer Baptist Church Hwy. 22 N., Adamsville 3899 Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Alvin Jones, Pastor James Young, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 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 Dan Morrow, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.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 46 Beauty Hill Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service: 10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening (2nd & 4th) 5 p.m. Wednesday Evening: 7:15 p.m.

Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Highway 57 West Ramer, TN Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Bethel Springs United Pentecostal 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs Jeff Young, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.


First United Pentecostal Eastview 7810 Hwy 45 S., Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Monday: 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7:15 p.m.

Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 265, Selmer Rev. Terry Presson Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: Supper 6:15 p.m. & Studies 7 p.m. Hickory Flatt United Methodist Church Puron Rd., Hickory Flatt Dick Humphrey, Pastor Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Worship - 10:15 a.m. Lebanon United Methodist Church 250 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. New Hope United Methodist Church Sticine Road • Michie, TN Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. David Harstin, Pastor

The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Gateway Holiness Chapel 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Michael Price, Pastor Sunday: 2 p.m. Thursday: 7 p.m. Presbyterian: Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Rev. Gary Anderson Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church USA 800 Poplar Ave., Selmer Dr. James Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.

Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Roman Catholic:

Sunday - 10 a.m. For info call 731-434-0097 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.

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.

Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.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.

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.

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. FaithPointe Church 440 Hwy. 64 East, Adamsville Mike Sweeney, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday Nights: 7:00 p.m. Phone 731-727-1177

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 54 Pentecostal Ave. Milledgeville, TN Phone 731-434-1002 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday Night 6:00 p.m. Thursday night 7:00 p.m. Pastors, Paul and Bonnie Young

Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 7 p.m.

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School Menus McNairy County Elementary Breakfast Mon. Sep - 16 Assorted Pop-Tarts Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Tues. Sep - 17 Breakfast Burrito Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Wed. Sep - 18 Sausage Bagel Pizza or Yogurt Parfait Variety Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Thur. Sep - 19 Chicken Nuggets with Biscuit Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Fri. Sep - 20 French Toast Sticks/Syrup Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk McNairy County Elementary Lunch Mon. Sep - 16 Chicken Rings/Roll or Sloppy Joe or Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe Cheesy Potatoes Purple Hull Peas Garden Salad Chilled Peaches Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Tues. Sep - 17 Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza or BBQ Sandwich or Uncrustables Pack/String Cheese/Goldfish Crackers or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Baked Beans Creamy Cole Slaw Garden Salad

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Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Wed. Sep - 18 Mini Burgers or Lasagna/ Roll or Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe Baked Potato Halves Corn-On-The-Cob Garden Salad Pineapple Chunks Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Thur. Sep - 19 Corn Dog or Meat Loaf/ Cornbread or Uncrustables Pack/String Cheese/Goldfish Crackers or Chef Salad Deluxe Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Pinto Beans Turnip Greens Garden Salad Mandarin Oranges Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Fri. Sep - 20 Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza or Chicken Fajita Wrap or Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Whole Kernel Corn Garden Salad Blushing Pears Choice of Juice Choice of Milk McNairy County High School Lunch Mon. Sep - 16 Pepperoni Wedge Pizza or Popcorn Chicken/Roll or Sloppy Joe or Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Green Beans Garden Salad Chilled Peaches Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Tues. Sep - 17 Cheese Sticks/Sauce or

Rotel Chicken/Savory Brown Rice or Hot Dog/Cool Ranch Chips or Uncrustables Pack/ Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Glazed Carrots Whole Kernel Corn Creamy Cole Slaw Garden Salad Blushing Pears Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Wed. Sep – 18 Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza or Cheeseburger or Tangerine Chicken/Rice/Egg Roll or Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Asian Green Beans Stir Fry Supreme Garden Salad Mandarin Oranges Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Thur. Sep - 19 Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza or Mini Corn Dogs or Spaghetti/Breadstick or Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Green Peas Garden Salad Baked Apples Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Fri. Sep - 20 Sausage Stuffed Crust Pizza or Breaded Chicken Sandwich or Soft Shell Taco or Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Whole Kernel Corn Pinto Beans Garden Salad Diced Pears Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New faces at AES

Submitted Photo

Left to Right: Amy Johnson - Paraprofessional, April Orso - Special Education Teacher, Brittany Williams - 1st Grade Teacher, Emily Hopper - 6th Grade Math teacher, Ben Carothers - 5th Grade Math Teacher, Amy Null - Paraprofessional, Jill Parker - Speech Pathologist, Kelly Smith - Paraprofessional.

UT Martin to honor agricultural Hall of Fame inductee Ed Jones on OCT. 4 MARTIN, Tenn. — Longtime 8th District U.S. Rep. Ed Jones left many lasting marks on Tennessee’s and the nation’s agriculture. For his accomplishments, the late congressman was honored in 2011, as he became only the 13th member of the Tennessee Agricultural Hall of Fame. On Oct. 4, the University of Tennessee at Martin will honor this achievement with a reception and banquet as part of 2013 Homecoming Week. A reception is set for 5 p.m. in the Paul Meek Library where a replica of the congressman’s office is maintained and his congressional papers are held. A dinner and program will follow in the Duncan Ballroom of the Boling University Center. Retired U.S. Rep. John Tanner, who succeeded Jones, is the keynote speaker. The event is open to the public at a cost of $25 per person. The reservation deadline is Sept. 27. Donations can also be made to the Ed Jones Gift Fund, which supports the university’s Ed and Llew Jones Distinguished Lecture Series. Registrations and donations can be made through the UT Martin Office of Development, 329 Hall-Moody Administration Building, Martin, TN 38238, or call 731-881-7620. Gifts to the lecture series fund can also be made online at The original Ed Jones Distinguished Lecturer Series began in 1989 at the university as Tennessee Sen. Al Gore Jr. participated as the first lecturer. Jones

actively supported the series until it ended in 1995. A lead gift of $12,500 in June from Farm Credit Mid-America was the first step toward endowing the lecture series, which will now also carry the congressman’s late wife’s name. Jones, a Yorkville native, earned a two-year degree in 1932 from UT Junior College, predecessor to UT Martin, and a bachelor’s degree in 1934 from UT Knoxville. During his career, he served as a state dairy inspector, an agricultural agent for the Illinois Central Railroad, a farm radio host and was appointed Tennessee commissioner of agriculture under Gov. Gordon Browning. He is probably best known for his service from 1969-89 as U.S. representative, and he remained active in his family’s farm throughout his career. While in Congress, Jones was a senior member of the House Committee on Agriculture during a time of change in the agriculture industry and the institutions that supported it. Notable events that occurred during his career were the Farm Strike and Tractorcade to Washington, D.C., in the late 1970s, the financial struggles of the Farm Credit System, the regulation of the futures market, and the transition of the soil and water conservation programs. The Tennessee Agricultural Hall of Fame collection is maintained by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum in Nashville.

What’s Happening on the Hill?

Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association Our school website is www. There is a lot The PawPrint of information available there, is a publication but some of the things you of the McNairy Central High School Journalism may be most interested in are Department. The views and on the home page: the school opinions expressed here are calendar, lunch menu, photos, not necessarily those of the the Gradebook, PawPrint Onadministration, faculty or staff. line, and the Daily PawPrint. EDITOR Libby Holland STAFF: Matalyn Nasalroad The Daily PawPrint is our daily announcement sheet. It ADVISER Lisa Forsythe is updated at least once daily UPCOMING EVENTS: and sometimes more often. If a deadline is coming up to turn Sept. 10 something in, buy something, •GOLF TCA H 4:00 or pick something up, this is •VB Bolivar (JV, V) H 5:00 where you’ll find it first. •GSOC TCA A 5:00 The School Calendar is a handy reference for events Sept. 12 •GOLF Chester Co A 4:00 happening on any given day. Click on the event for more •GSOC Lexington H 6:00 detailed information. Sept. 13 The Gradebook allows you •SPIRIT DAY: Bobcat Day to check your students’ prog•Pep Rally during HR ress report online through En•FB Adamsville A 7:00 gradePro. Parents, if you do not have your login informaSept. 16 •VB Chester Co (JV,V) 5:00 tion, send an email to info@ with both you •GSOC JCM 6:00 and your students’ name(s). Sept. 17 Photos from school events •VB Scotts Hill (JV, V) 5:00 throughout the year are pub•GSOC Fayette-Ware lished online, usually just hours after the event has endSept. 18 ed. Ballgames, talent shows, •PROGRESS REPORTS beauty pageant, concerts, Sept. 19 and pep rallies - just to name •Mu Alpha Theta a few. Photos are available for Induction during HR viewing until the first week of May; they are removed at that •GSOC Scotts Hill 6:00 point. You can purchase any Sept. 20 of these photos for 50 cents •SPIRIT DAY: MisMatch each. Instructions and an orDay der form are available on the •FB Fayette Ware 7:00 A page.

Sept. 24 •VB Southside (JV, V) 5:00 •GSOC Adamsville 6:00 Sept. 26 •VB Lexington (JV, V) 5:00

YEARBOOKS are sold day in September and days in October. You pay the full amount, or one-half for a deposit

one two can pay and

pay the balance by the first of February. We do NOT order extra books or keep a waiting list if you miss the sale dates. Extra books, if ANY arrive,

are sold on a first come, first served basis to seniors, then juniors, etc. The remaining sale dates are October 10-11 to pur-

chase at school during lunch. Books are $65, with a $35 deposit required.Parents may also purchase online. The full amount must be paid

at time of purchase using a credit card. Online sales are available now through October 25.


Wednesday, september 11, 2013


Real estate 101 - for sale 3 BR Brick House on Mitchell St. For Sale by Owner. Call 731434-9102. (17, 18) Nice Older Home – Good Neighborhood. Location 354 Purdy Rd. Priced to sell. $35,400. Call 645-3580 to view. (17) For Sale OR Rent: 2 BR / 2 BA House in Pickwick. Hardwood floors, 9 ft ceilings. Leave message at 731-689-5616. (17, 18) Owner will Finance: 3 Bedroom, 3 Baths – Central Heat & Air, New Carpet. On 2 acres, fenced in yard. Call 731-6103442. (17, 18) 7 Acres of wooded land in Selmer, TN off Selmer Ramer Rd. $21,000. Call 901-651-0828 or 901-830-2392. (17, 18, 19, 20) 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) 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 3 BR 1 Bath, 107 Adams Selmer, TN $400/mo. $200 deposit 901-849-2755. (17) 3 BR / 1 BA House, Range, Refrigerator, Central Heat & Air. No pets, deposit required. $425$525/mo. Call 645-5288. (TF) 3 BR / 2 BA House. $550/mo. with deposit. Call 645-3220 or 439-6781. (TF) 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) 610-0807, (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. 731610-2877 or 731-645-5288. (TF)



2 BR / 2 BA Double Carport, Covered Front & Back Porch, Stove/Refrigerator/Dishwasher furnished, W/D hook-up. Power/Water/Garbage included in rent: $750/mo. Satellite TV also. No pets. References & deposit required. Located in Eastview, 453-5225. (17) 3BDR HOUSE REMODELED CH&A, DIN/LIV RM, 2 FULL BA, LRG LAUNDRY ROOM WITH SPACE FOR OFFICE, LARGE FRT PORCH, LRG LOT, DSHWSR, stv/ref available, NEAR 1st BAPT CHURCH at 317 Pharr, $650/mo $650 DPST 731-453-5320 or 731439-6267. (17) 2 BR / 2 BA apartment in Pickwick. References required. Leave message at 731-689-5616. (17, 18) House for Rent, Eastview: 2 BR, 1 BA $395 dep. $395/ mo. Rent. No pets. 645-5686. (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.

501 - professional services

MAXEDON LAND LAND LAND 2711 - 81 acr Plumbing & Electrical

Birchett Diesel Repair is now Harris Home Improvement accepting applications for an Concrete blocks, dirt work, all experienced diesel mechanic. typesSubdivision, of floor 2repair, bathroom, 7005 - Restricted ac. +/- wooded, view of community lake. $15,000. Apply in person at 626 Mulberry kitchen, shingle & metal roofs, 2808 - GREAT pasture land w/fencing, creek, wooded tree line & beaver lake. $44,900. Ave Selmer, TN 38375 or call siding & painting. 30 Yrs ExperiLn., Bethel Springs - 9.75 acres, secluded, wooded. $30,000. Weekends Gary at 731-610-3412. (16, 17)8508 - Leanard ence. FREE Estimates. 731-439509 - J.C. Pickett Rd., Finger - 24 +/- acres of secluded wildlife & woods. 0343. (17, 18, 19, 20) $65,000. DRIVERS! No experience? No problem! 14-day, local training Reliable Home Cleaning – We in Jackson, TN to earn great pay, will accommodate your schedbenefits, job security. Placement ule & special needs. Flat Rate assistance & student tuition $70. Call 439-2118. (17) loans available. CALL 1-800423-8820 or go to for training opportunity with DRIVE-TRAIN, 119 E.L. Morgan Drive in Jackson. (TF)

North part McNairy

Jones Ln. Some op 610-5541 or 645-8951


miscellaneous 401 - for sale Cherry baby furniture: crib, changing table & cradle includes mattresses & pads, $400. Bedding available for additional charge. 610-5804. (17) All in great appearance & working condition: Washer $125, Dryer $95, Side-by-Side Refrigerator w/ Ice & Water $295, Fridge $150, 571-7648. (17, 18)

land,Rate secluded, and & Holidays - Same Fair

215A Court Ave. Selmer, TN

Carla Hall Broker/Owner

(731) 645-4255

3013 - Lynn St., Adamsville - $49,900 * A Frame Style House * 3 bedrooms * Bath * Balcony * Deck * Lot

Grady Barnes

Maintenance & Repair Service Homes & Businesses

Put my number on your fridge and call when you need something!




3713 - 226 Edgewood Dr., Adamsville - $86,900 * Newly remolded * Ready to move-in * 3 Bedroom * 2 Bath * Carport * Porch

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




201 - autos 2011 F150 Ford PU 31,000 miles, still under warranty. Red, Ext. cab, good condition $18,500. Cell 901-827-3780. (17) Wanted to Buy: Small Red Convertible: Triumph MG Fiat or Mazda 1970-1980, call 6102030. (16, 17)

Dell laptop $200 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731925-6183. (TF)

4-Wheeler for Sale: Honda 350 Rancher, Like New. Call 6103140. (17, 18)

Buying junked, wrecked, and good running vehicles. Paying up to $2,000. Call today, get paid today. Call 731-610-8827. (TF)


Drivers: Don't get hypnotized by the highway, come to a place where there's a higher standard! Up to $2K sign on, Avg $61K/yr + bonuses! CDL-A , 1 yr exp. A&R Transport 888-2020004. (17,18) Owner Operators – Close to home. No forced dispatch! Weekly settlements. United Express; Bells, TN Call Bill 731663-6560; cell: 731-267-0186. (17, 19)

Over ten years experience

3913 - 230 Edgewood Dr., Adamsville - $83,900 4013 - 1158 High School Rd., Selmer - $79,500 * Ranch Style * Basement * Rustic Cypress Home * 3 Bedrooms * 3 Bedroom* 2 Baths * Lg Front Porch * 1 Bath* Carport * Lg shaded deck * Hwd Floors * Utility rm.

WANTED: Around 30 Square bales of straw or hay by MidOctober. Call 645-5346. (TF)

204 - recreational


Free Estimates Serving all of McNairy County 3rd Generation of Electricians

402 - wanted

$200 REWARD for Stolen 22 Remington Automatic Rifle in black case. Call 731-434-9102. (17, 18)

301 - job opportunities 102 - for rent

301 - job opportunities

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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) 6108666. (TF)


!!! isting new l ! s 3 acre

#3279697: 2980 22 South Highway, Michie, TN - Beautiful brick 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a 3 acre, level, park-like lot.,fruit & pecan trees,many blooming plants, 1400 sq.ft. work shop, paved drive. Large open living/dining/kitchen, sunroom, hardwood flooring. Close to Selmer,Corinth & Pickwick.

Peggy Pickle Griffin Owner/Affil. Broker

Shirley Sweat Broker

Brandi Mangrum Affiliate Broker




!!! isting new l ! 2 lots

#3279689: 225 Twin View Circle, Selmer - Beautiful custom built brick home in nicer Selmer area viewing a watershed lake. Fishermen enjoy the lake, plus the privacy of wooded back yard. Open living/dining/kitchen with all the upgrades in appliances, Floors are hardwood & tile. Fenced back yard

services 501 - professional services Harris Asphalt Seal Coating. FREE Estimates. 731-439-0343 (17, 18, 19, 20) AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF)


One burgundy and hunter green sofa; one matching love seat; one matching Queen Anne chair; one hunter green Queen Anne chair - Like New $500. Jackie Miller, 291 Masseyville Road, Bethel Springs, Tenn. 934-4277.

#3244433: 800 Northwood, Selmer, TN - Custom executive home on 2 acres in quiet neighborhood near hospital and schools. Enter into large foyer w/living room & kitchen on each side both w/bay windows. Cherry floors & cabinets, granite countertops,3 fireplaces, icemaker, wet bar,basement.


ting!! ew lis

#3273821: 2855 Caney Branch Road, Adamsville, Tenn. Golfers walk out your back door to club house. Beautiful 2 story brick home, double garage, pea gravel concrete drive, large deck, trees, lots of landscaping. Enter into 2-story entrance & living/dining w/fireplace & hardwood, kitchen/den combo.


5 acre


#3279706: 2236 Mt. Vinson Road, Stantonville, TN - Brick home on a wooded lot with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with approx. 1400 sq. ft. of heated space. It has a single carport, fruit trees and pecan trees.

#3254929: 121 Deer View, Michie, TN - Great place for horses, large garden, or just room for children to play. The vinyl siding home with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths, sits on over 4 acres with pond, trees, patio, 13x36 storage building. Good area, close to Michie school.




Hillcrest Meadows Apartments 21 Alta Vista Drive Selmer, TN 38375

(731) 645-5290

1 Bedroom apartments available now for the Elderly age 62 or older or Handicapped or Disabled of any age. Rent is based on household income. Applications available at the office: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Accepting Applications (800) 545-1833 ext. 339 TDD

# 3213846: 471 Hillcrest, Selmer, TN - This vinyl siding home with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath & bonus room has been remodeled, new bath fixtures, new paint, floor covering. House has open living area with covered deck entrance from dining area & also from bonus room. House sits on over an acre lot.

#3274348: 20 Ode Moore Road, Michie, Tenn. - Great if need extra area for parents, or great living area for entertaining. Large living/dining/kitchen with many cabinets. Downstairs is one bedroom and large bath, Upstairs are 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living/kitchen combo, dbl garage, low maintenance yrd

#3274345: 343 Purdy Road, Selmer, - Conveniently located and lots of shade is this vinyl siding home with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, dining room, hardwood flooring, new windows, CH&A, double carport, storage room, metal roof, deck.

#3218232: 185 West Court, Selmer, TN - Looking to start your own business. This one is fully equipped & existing restaurant. Walk-in cooler, freezer, cook tops, convection ovens, fryers, commercial ice machine. In addition, there are 4 offices in back w/ separate entrance & utilitties.


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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)

DOUG BUTLER: House leveling, rotting sills, replace floors, cracking brick - 30 years experience. (731) 239-8945, cell (662) 284-6146. Free estimates. (TF)

Phone: (901) 432-0740 Fax: (404) 961-1185 File No: TN-8700009113


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.

referenced property: Ralph E. Dunaway, Teresa D. Dunaway,


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 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.

GARAGE SALE Sept. 12, 13, 14


132 Treece St.

Go Kart, lawn equipment, ladders, clothes, tools, and misc. items.

Thurs., Fri., Sat.

76 Willow Bend Rd.

off Elgie Murray in Selmer.


Sept. 13 & 14 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

868 Dancer Road

1 mile off of the by-pass Sizing down... Lots of Collectibles Brown drip, household items, some furniture, blue jeans. 3 Families You won’t want to miss this one! Way too much to list.

Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC

Saturday, Sept. 14

8 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sept. 14

The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder:

Hwy 57 W. Next to BBQ Express

Selmer Industrial Park

Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit:



HUGE FAMILY YARD SALE 7 a.m. until ?

TV’s, Amp, Antique furnishing, Oak china cabinet, Antique collectibles, Glassware, Dishes, CD player with 2 speakers, household items, plumbing supplies, electrical items, other items. Don’t Miss It.

YARD SALE Fri. & Sat. 13th & 14th 7 a.m. - Noon

7433 Hwy 142 Stantonville Ladies shoes & purses, clothes, glass coffee table, pictures, frames, kitchen appliances, dishes, Christmas items, telescope, computer desk, wooden items, tools, spinning reels, dolls and much more.

(Old Regency Building)

Lots of Stuff! Cancel if Rain.


7982 Hwy 45 South 7:30 until ? Thurs., Sept. 12 Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14

All sizes of clothing. Lots of winter clothes. I’ve got lots of diamond cut dishes, shoes, purses. Over 100 movies, VHS and DVD. Everything cheap, cheap. 645-7408


Ramer Storage Yard Sale across from School.

Appliances, furniture, clothes and more.

Saturday, Sept. 14 8 a.m. until ?

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;

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 TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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 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-

Adamsville Healthcare, LLC A HEALTHCARE Facility

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).] 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 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 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

Publication Dates: August 28, 2013, September 4, 2013, and September 11, 2013 14431 15, 16, 17 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

See Legals, 9B

Serving you from our heart

We are currently seeking the following positions.

RN Supervisor VICKI’S CONSIGNMENT & YARD SALE Friday 3 p.m. til ? Saturday 8 a.m. til ? Hwy 45 N just past Ada’s Bakery

All Clothes 1/2 Off (Name brands) Clothes for the Entire Family

Come see our new line of painted furniture, shelves, picture frames, chalkboard frames, wooden crosses.

Lots of household decorative items - glassware, knick-knacks. Jewelry - Shoes - Purses (all are very nice) Lots of learning toys, baby items - Just too much to mention. We have a double stainless steel sink vanity - Very Nice $50

Come shop early for Christmas!

YARD SALE/BENEFIT McNairy County Health Care Center September 14, 2013 8 a.m. until ?

All proceeds go to Maria Plunk. Any added donations will be accepted.


280 Sewell Road

off 64 across from McNairy Central Road. Womens clothes 12 to 18, childrens, boys and mens clothes, Some furniture. Everything real cheap.

Must go! Saturday, Sept. 14 7 until 4


September 12-13-14

515 John Howell Road

Big Hill Pond St. ParkEntrance Follow Signs! Dishes, baskets, wall decor, camera, tools, some furniture and more - Sausage grinder.

Thurs., Fri., Sat. 8 a.m. until ?

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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 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.

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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

503 - public notices

503 - public notices

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.

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). (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 first publication (or posting as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This the 5th day of September, 2013.

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 CREDITORS Estate of Linda Kaye Gibson, McNairy County, Tennessee Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day of September, 2013 letters of testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Linda Kaye Gibson, who died July 31, 2013 were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident

Tommy Glen Gray, Personal Representative Leslie W. Creasy, Attorney for the Estate Kim Harrison, Clerk 14626 17, 18

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