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Animal cruelty or misunderstanding INSIDE THIS WEEK Family says Westbrooks innocent of mistreating horses By Christen Coulon Head News Writer

GLOVER GETS HIGH COURT NOD Selmer native accepted to practice at Supreme Court PAGE 5A

Family members of Anthony Westbrooks, who was cited for animal cruelty on Nov. 1 for allegedly starving two horses in his yard, say the man is innocent. They claim that Westbrooks was actually attempting to rescue the horses himself when authorities came to his house and issued the citation. “It wasn’t as it seemed,” said Mariah Westbrooks, the daughter of the accused. She said that her father originally received five horses from someone who could not take care of them and that he was nursing them back to health.

“He got these horses a few months ago and they were already thin, so we were trying to get weight back on them,” Mariah Westbrooks said. “He made sure they had water, and he fed them everyday. Three of the horses he had he done got back fat and sold.” Westbrooks’ claim that they nursed three of the horses back to health and sold them was verified by the new owner of the horses, who spoke to the Independent Appeal on the condition of anonymity. The new owner said that he recently purchased the horses from Westbrooks and provided photographic evidence of the horses’ current condition.

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One of the five horses Anthony Westbrooks claims to have rescued. Westbrooks was charged with animal cruelty Nov. 1 for allegedly starving two horses, but family members claim the incident is a misunderstanding.

Fire destroys Rose Creek Village home last Saturday SEMI-FINAL BOUND Cards outsoar Eagles to earn semi-final appearance PAGE 1B

NICK COOK: TEACHER, FATHER

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Fire destroyed the home of a young Rose Creek couple early last Saturday morning, but the couple and their young child were unharmed. Neighbor and Rose Creek Village spokesperson Sandra “Simchah” Huizar thanked the Rose Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the two other fire departments who responded so quickly to the fire. The house was a total loss. Huizar said she did not wish to divulge the names of the residents in order to protect their privacy. “We are grateful to God they got out,” Huizar said. The cause of the fire is unknown, Huizar said.

Cook draws inspiration from former teachers PAGE 4A

2013 Report Card reflects improvement in county schools

MCNAIRY COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARADE SCHEDULE

By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

Dec. 3 - Selmer 6 p.m. Line-up 7 p.m. Parade

Dec. 5 - Adamsville 6 p.m. Line-up 7 p.m. Parade

LETTERS TO SANTA GET YOUR PENCILS READY! We are collecting letters to Santa and Christmas artwork for publication on Dec. 18. Deadline for this issue is Friday Dec. 13. For more information contact (731) 645-5346 or editor@independentappeal.com

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The Tennessee Department of Education recently released its 2013 State Report Card. Grades were issued for the district as a whole and to each of the district’s elementary and middle schools, measuring their performance in the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) test. The county’s high schools were also scored on their performance for 2013. However, the state does not issue grades for high school performance. Instead, it uses a 9-12 value added measure, looking at each school’s performance in 12 categories of the End of Course exam and ACT test to determine if the school is Above, Below or Not Detectability Different (NDD) in each category for the year and as a threeyear average. On page 7, you will see each school’s grade card as well as the Value-Added measures for 2013. In addition, The Independent

2013 McNairy County TCAP Cumulative GPA Rankings As determined by the Independent Appeal. Derived from the Tennessee Department of Education’s 2013 TCAP report card grades using a standard 4-point grade scale. SEE PAGE 7A FOR A DETAILED BREAKDOWN OF EACH SCHOOL’S GRADES

Rank 1. (tie) 1. (tie) 3. 4. (tie) 4. (tie) 6. 7.

School Selmer Elementary Selmer Middle School Adamsville Elementary Michie Elementary Ramer Elementary Bethel Springs Elementary Adamsville Jr. High School

Appeal has taken each school’s grade card, and using a standard 4-point scale have determined a grade point average (and ranking) for each elementary school in the district listed above. Overall, the district tested

well at the elementary level, improving on its 2011 and 2012 grades with an A in both Math and Social Studies and a B in Reading and Science. At the High School level, Adamsville scored either above

average or NDD in each of the 12 categories of the 9-12 value added measure for 2013. McNairy Central High School scored above average or NDD in six of

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$10,000 reward offered in burglary By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest, capture and return of all goods in the burglary of an Adamsville residence, according to Adamsville Police Chief Jerry Christopher. Burglars took around $100,000 cash from the Adamsville residence of Harvey Durham while he was on a hunting trip. This burglary happened sometime between Oct. 20 and

Oct. 26, Christopher said. Durham left on the trip on Oct. 19. The robbery occurred after Durham sent someone to get some things on Oct. 20. Durham returned from the hunting trip to find the cash missing from a safe on Oct. 26. The investigation is still ongoing, according to Christopher. Durham is the owner of medical supplier, Harvey Durham Health, and the father of Ashley Durham, 2011 Miss USA runnerup and St. Rep. Jeremy Durham, of Franklin, Tenn. Anyone with information on this crime should call the Adamsville Police Department at 632-3094.

Jeremy McDaniel has big shoes to fill

Son steps in to serve in father’s vacant alderman seat By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

The Town of Stantonville took time to honor former Alderman Ed McDaniel in their monthly meeting last Thursday night. McDaniel had served the town’s board for more than 14 years and was also known for his work as the Assistant District Attorney for the 24th Judicial District, as a baseball coach and as a friend to many in the Stantonville area. He passed in October following the town’s last meeting. The meeting opened with a moment of silence honoring McDaniel. Returning Alderman Larry Russell and Mayor Larry Raines offered kind words remembering their fallen legislator as they opened the special meeting to determine his replacement. “I’ve known (McDaniel) since my kids were little and he was their baseball coach,” Russell remembered. “He would make them run the bases, and he

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would always run with them. He loved to coach.” Both Russell and Raines remarked on McDaniel’s contribution to the board, stating that he would always think several steps ahead, making the town prepared for nearly any eventuality. “He will be missed,” Raines said. The board welcomed Reba Robertson and Jeremy McDaniel to the table for interviews to determine who would fill the vacant seat. Both candidates made compelling arguments as to why they should be named to the board. However, in the end, the board named McDaniel’s son, Jeremy, to fill in where his father left off. Jeremy McDaniel thanked Russell and Raines for the opportunity to serve in his father’s former seat and said he would strive to do well in his place. “He did this a long time,” Jeremy McDaniel said. “I hope I can do good, and that I can do anything he could, but I don’t think I’m near as good as he was.” Jeremy McDaniel will serve as alder-

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man for the town until 2016 when an election will be held to fill the seat. In other news, Raines announced that he expected the town’s new fire station and truck to be complete and ready for use by summer 2014. Russell, who also serves as the town fire chief, detailed the need for additional funds and volunteers for the town’s fire department. This has been a point of constant concern for many of the county’s volunteer departments as additional regulations imposed at the state level which increase the costs associated with training new volunteers. The type and amount of training mandated by the state has also steadily increased, which has also reduced the available number of volunteers. Russell encouraged residents to attend their monthly fish fry (first Friday of each month) to help support their department and asked anyone capable of volunteering to contact (731) 632-4924 to volunteer.

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The photos show the horses to be somewhat thin, but otherwise healthy. On the day Westbrooks was charged, Deputy Danny Pinson responded to a complaint that two horses belonging to Westbrooks were malnourished. One of the horses was deceased and appeared to Pinson to have been starved to death. The other had a large amount of ribs showing, as though it had received little or no food. While Pinson was there with Sgt. Jason Gray, Westbrooks pulled into the driveway and showed them a bale of hay he purchased for the surviving horse and said that he planned to bury the deceased one. Westbrooks was then cited for animal cruelty. Mariah Westbrooks said the whole thing was a misunderstanding, and she believes that her father is innocent of the crime he has been charged with. Anthony Westbrooks is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 5.

CORRECTION In last week’s story covering the Bethel Springs monthly meeting, we inadvertently reported that Gary Bizzell Jr. presented comparative figures for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 and 2013. In fact, these figures measured the first quarter of these years. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Teacher of the Year Cook credits former teachers for inspiration By Amanda Lowrance Feature Writer

McNairy Central High School teacher and coach Nick Cook was recognized as the McNairy County 2013 Teacher of the Year during the Citizen of the Year Banquet held in October. “Nick has been recognized as an outstanding educator in Tennessee,” said Dr. Brian Jackson. “He is a level five teacher, which is the highest level that one may obtain. He was also recognized in 2011 as the District 15 Soccer Coach of the Year.” In light of Cook’s success, he gives credit to his grandfather, a carpenter, for inspiring him. Cook said that he knew early on that he wanted to teach and remembered several wonderful teachers who helped guide him in that direction. “I’ve been inspired by superb former teachers like Pat Sweat, JD Matlock, Cynthia Droke and Sonny Ross,” said Cook. “I’ve been inspired by Mickey Murphy’s people skills, a certain ‘secret society’ of Selmer Middle School teachers kept each other motivated.” Cook taught seventh and eighth grade social studies at SMS for seven years while coaching soccer and heading other organizations inside as well as outside of school. “More than anything,” said Cook, “I’m inspired by my students. Every one of them has some particular skill or understanding that is above anything I’ve ever seen. Sometimes that goes unnoticed because it doesn’t show up on

paper. Most of the finest artists, singers, comedians, soldiers, mechanics, farmers, missionaries, writers, etc. I’ve ever known were kids I met in the classroom.” According to Cook, there are three things that must be in place to be a good teacher: good relationships, adequate knowledge of the curriculum and subtle entertainment. Cook uses the first day of class to begin to get to know the students. He listens and attempts to bond as the ‘big brother’ figure instead of just a teacher. “I applied for and received my dream job as a McNairy Central High School teacher this year,” said Cook. He graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a Bachelor Degree in history and began coaching MCHS soccer and has done so for the past nine years. “Nick is very involved in soccer in the community,” said Jackson. “He has organized community soccer days that start in the month of May, and they end in November. He has done that since 2007. On Tuesday nights...you’ll find men, women, and children of different nationalities and socioeconomic classes in our park enjoying friendly competition,” Cook said. Cook has mentored new teachers and has helped others in so many ways, from translating to building fishing lures. “Most of my memories are of inspirational people rather than particular moments,” said Cook. “Occasionally, one of these people will visit or call me to thank me, but I always feel like I’m the one who should be thanking them.”

Art, essay prizes highlight Letters to Santa special section By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. With decorations going up all over the county and holiday shoppers searching high and low for special gifts, you get the feeling that Christmas is just around the corner. And that can only mean one thing...It’s time to send in your letters to Santa. As a special gift to McNairy County this year, the Independent Appeal is planning to publish this entire section in full color. In what has become a long running McNairy County tradition, all letters to Santa that we receive from local children will be printed in our special Christmas section. As always, we will be publishing all letters turned in to us from the local schools. We are also encouraging all other school age children in McNairy County, who are home schooled or who are otherwise not able to participate through their schools, to turn in their letters to us as well. All letters will be forwarded to the big guy at the North Pole before the big day. We are also looking for and publishing Christmas themed artwork from children of all ages, and essays from our older children in 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Cash prizes for the best artwork and essays will be awarded following the publication of the Letters to Santa issue. Art prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place for each grade (K-6.) Essays from each grade will be judged

and cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for each grade. All essays must be have a holiday theme for consideration in the contest. The winners will be featured in our special section. The school with the greatest number of letter, art and essay submissions will receive $100 for their school art program. Send in your letters, artwork or essays via email to editor@independentappeal. com. Please include “Letters to Santa” in the subject line. Make sure to include the name, grade, and school for each entry. (Teachers, please include your names on all class entries for inclusion in this issue.) If possible, we ask that emailed letters be submitted in a .doc format. Letters, essays and artwork can also be turned in via mail, drop-off or fax to our office. Drop or mail your letters to our office at 111 N. Second Street in Selmer. Fax submissions can be sent to (731) 6453591. Due to quality issues we do not recommend sending faxed artwork. As we have done in years past, we will also gladly pick up any submissions directly from the schools as well. The deadline for all submissions is Dec. 13 at noon. Our Christmas special section will run on Dec. 18, and will be viewable online for free beginning on Dec. 24 at www.independentappeal.com. We would like to thank all of the teachers, administrators, parents, and most of all the children of McNairy County for making us part of your Christmas celebration.

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Nick Cook shares his favorite pastime with his son Jackson. Cook was recognized by the Selmer Rotary Club in October for winning the 2013 Teacher of the Year Award.

Christmas shopping spree lifts holiday spirits of local children By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

This year, the McNairy County Children’s Shopping Spree will mark its 31st year providing McNairy County children in need with Christmas presents and new clothing on Dec. 16. This long running Christmas tradition directed by local resident Jack Cheshier spends about $20,000 each year serving about 300 area children. Cheshier said that there is no form to fill out for children to participate. He just asks each school to determine which children are in need of a little extra help each Christmas. “I do it because the need is there,” Cheshier said. “I just felt like it was something that had to be done.” Cheshier was quick to remind readers that the shopping spree was a group effort and said that it was not about him. He said that there are dozens of benefactors and volunteers who come together to make this work. He said that beyond the organizers, the event itself was really about the children. Many area children will have a brighter Christmas thanks to the program’s efforts which rely on student volunteers and donations from local businesses and individuals. As they have in years past, volunteers from McNairy Central High School’s National Honors Society will help children from each of the county’s elementary schools pick out clothes and a new toy for the holiday. “This is a wonderful thing to see each year,” Cheshier said. “The event provides assistance

to the needy children at all of the elementary schools in the county.” Cheshier said that the event is special for children both young and old alike. He said that the high schoolers learn the importance of giving as they help the children. He said that he can tell by the look in their eyes that the day is almost as important to the older students as it is for the younger ones. “My hope is that through doing this at such a young age, that they will see that there is a need out there and when they are financially able that they can give,” Cheshier said. Cheshier said that he is seeking donations for the upcoming event, but based on past years, he is confident that they would have the needed funds for the shopping spree with the dozens of regular donors who come forward each year to help with the event. “They do it for all of the right reasons,” Cheshier said about the various local donors who fund the program. “It just needs to be done, and God has blessed me with a ministry that I can do and needs to be done.” While this event is funded entirely through private donations, Cheshier said that the tough economy creates a greater need for their service, while at the same time making it harder to raise money. “As long as I have the good people of McNairy County who give me money with zero notoriety whatsoever for these children, we will continue to have this,” Cheshier said. If you would like to donate to this year’s shopping spree contact Cheshier at (731) 6454937 ext 230.

Our friends and lOved Ones whO preceded us in death this past year: Every effort was made to include all individuals served by The Shackelford Family and Staff. The list includes deaths from November 11, 2012 through November 9, 2013. We sincerely apologize if anyone was inadvertently left off this list. William Clifton (Will) Aaberg Joe Neal Allison Faye D. Amerson Kelly Clayton Amerson Fred Dewey Lee Bain Voncele Louise Ledlow Baldini I. B. Baldwin J. C. Barclay Hubert Barnes Joe Barnes R. C. Barnes Lula Bessie Saxton Barr Vera Mae Battles Arthur Bell Jackie Oreld Benton Laura Sue Benton Timothy Don Berry Charles Wayne Beutow Vernon Douglas Blakely Deborah Sue Bolden Tommy Edward Brackett Rheba Faye Thrasher Sharp Bradley Annie Bell Gaddis Brigman Donna Ann Britton Linda Kay Broadway Danny Neal Browder Stephen Earl Brown Billie Jo Marshall Brush James Albert Burns Donald Javan Cagle Harrison A. Campbell James William Campion Warren Lee Cargill Jaxon Brent Weymond Carlin Linda McClain Casey Aubry Allen Chandler James Troy Chandler John Dennis Clanton Troy Dale Clark William Brandon Clayton James Cobb Dorothy V. Coleman Ralph Ray Connor William L. Cook Carolynn Lou Crabtree Sarah Mildred Browder Crabtree William David Crawford Jimmy R. Crow Gene Autry Curtis Glen A. Curtis Jack Eugene Davis Jr. Jerry Lee Deeds Jessica Mae (Jessi) DeLuca Gladye Stanfield Derryberry Ila Jean Derryberry A. C. Dickey Willard Lee (Bill) Dickey Willie R. Dillon Ruby Earnestine (Tina) Dixon Harold Dodge James David Donahoe

Donald Durbin Durrance Oma (Pee-Wee) Edmondson Wanda LaGora Engle Richard Etheridge Travis Franklin (Butch) Evans Bobby E. Felks David Allen Ferguson Johnny Roy Finlayson Joyce Maelene Kinchen Fisher Linda Sweat Fisher Max Henry Fitzgerald Mary Flores Maggie Hill Floyd Glenna M. Foresythe Tressie “Stormy” Fortune Joe Allen Foster Lois V. Maness Foust Michelle Fritz Edward Paul Frizzell Barbara Dianne Fuller Kay Garner James H. (Jimmy) Gean Ariana Elanie Gibson Geneva Gilbert Bobby Gene Glover Donald K. Glover Robert F. Goad Martha Hewitt Gooch Sharon Ann Goodman Mary Margaret Gowdy Gregory Gene Gray Roy David Green L. J. (Jake) Griffin Jimmie Dale Gurley Doyle Calvin Hannah Martin Lee Harben Jase Axton Harrell-Kiddy James Mason Harville Jimmy Carl Harville Debra Sue Hathcock Clarence James (Jim) Henry Hershell N. Henry Ruby Pearl Smith Hickman Timothy Darryl Hickman John Wayne Hicks Dollie Louise Hill Leonard M. Hill Roy (Billy) Hines William H. Hoch Alford L. Holloway Bobbie Jean Holmes Wilma Joyce Butler Holmes Gertie Mae Hopkins Lee Roy Horton James Benny Huggins Phillip Lee Hughes Mary Jo Hurst Marsha Jean Jernigan Hutcherson John Q. Ingram Dorothy Isbell Dottie J. Isbell

Charlene Frances Jaggars James Robert Jaggars Pamela Ward Jaggars Mary Jewell Mitchell Jernigan Betty Frances Flatt Johnson Daphne L. Johnson Minnie Pearl Wilson Johnson Richard Leonard Johnson Harold Walter Jollye Artice L. Jones Charles Edford (Charlie) Jones Sharon J. Jones Evelyn C. Jordan R.J. Keen Martha Loraine Nichols Kennedy James Ray King Johnnie Marie King Mary Sue Dunaway King Kathleen Laverne Hearn Kiser Bonnie Knight Janie Sue Clifton Knight Leamon Tolbert Knight Erika Schneller Knolhoff Hollis Junior Lambert Hadley Aaliyah Lands Ritter Eugene (Gene) Lard Norma Weeks Lawson Johnny Leatherwood Patrecia Dianne (Trisha) Ledlow Mary M. Lee Jerry Lenzing Anelle Lockman Lewis Kathy Lewis Frank D. Lipford Patricia Ann Ellis Lipford Cory Lynn Lockard Johnnie Sue Lohman Robert Simon Long Peggy Joyce Luckey Janice Snyder Lynch Dorothy Jean MacArthur Charles Majors Dorsey Allen Malone Charles Edward (Eddie) Maness Jr. Joanie Gail Maples Charles Howard (Chuck) Mason Colton Walker Mast Hubert Ray Mathews Jr. Orell McCann Mabel Kiser McClain Lucille Pearson McCormack Eddie Neal (Mac) McDaniel George McIngvale Mary Thelma Huggins McLemore Phinis H. McMahan Everett (Mack) McNatt Norman McVay Racine Smelser Meek Norma Ruth Merryman

Johnnie Marie Kirk Michael Floyd Michael Wilburn Glin (Mike) Michael Mary Lynn Middleton Floyd Ray Milford Gail Miller Charles F. (Squeak) Mills Maidie D. Mills Mary Imogene (Jeannie) Mills Mary A. Mohr Mills Rosetta King Mills Lockie Mae Higginbottom Mitchell Lois Marie Templeton Moffett Larry Mohundro Donna Cheryl Moore Leo (Nookie) Moore Nelson Moore Richard Neal Moore Martha Louada Morgan Paul Morgan Kenneth Joe Morton Mary Louise Willis Mulder Virgie Howard Mullins Anthony Murphy Shirley Ann Murphy Jessie Mae (Jet) Wilson Murray Virgil Oneal Murray Anna Lee Newsom Frankie Nichols Walter Arthur Nielsen Judith Ann Orr William Thomas (Bill) Parrott Jessie Orlan Peak Anna Lou Kerby Phillips Mary Avon Brown Phillips Helen Pickens Erma Jean Pierce Pamela Elaine Pitts Billie Sue Plunk Buford Ray Plunk Johnny Neal Plunk Josie Ann Carothers Plunk Nora Mae Hornbuckle Plunk Shirley Ruth Whitaker Price James C. Pyron Clara Mae Cox Ray Deborah A. (Angel) Prater Redfearn Onnova (Nova) Pounds Regenold Donald Dewayne Rhoden Angelia Leigh (Angie) Richardson Marvin Allen (Bud) Roberts Raymond Ray Robertson Vickie Lynn Coln Robertson James Alton (Jimmy) Robinson Wayne Moore Robinson Samuel Edward Robison William Dwayne (Wayne) Rogers

Dorothy Pearl Roten Willie Bea Rowsey Thomas A. (Tom) Russom Don Samples Jesse Wayne Sanders Harold D. Sisk Dorothy V. Gooch Smith Robert Leon Smith Jr. Tracy C. Smith Myrtle Lee Sowell Carroll E. Stacy James Clifford (Bip) Stanfield James Earnest (Ernie) Stanfield Beulah Mae Hysmith Stansell Frances B. Stewart Heaven Leigh Stewart Joyce Carolyn Fulghum Stewart Brenda Dee Stonum Donald Franklin Stout Robert Atlas Stovall Jr. Flora L. Strickland Dorothy Sweat Winfred Garland Tate John William (Bill) Taylor Jacob Michael Tears Madie Lou Thacker Mary Frances Lynn Thweatt Mary Bess Tidwell Paul Edward Townsend Cynthia Gaye Cox Tucker Lottie Irene Tucker Leo Jackson Tull Jr.

Wilmer C. (Bab) Vaughn Mildred Banks Ward Jean Wardlow Joe Ralph Wardlow Doyle Weeks Nancy Knight Weeks Thomas Donald Weems Bess Ida West Lois Whitaker James Oscar (Jim) Whitaker Gary White Josie R.White Bessie Whitley Bobby Whitley Eugene Todd Whitten Mildred V.Wigginton Johnnie Wilbanks Bernice Aline Hysmith Williams Nellie Lipford Williams Reba Mayhall Williams Ruth Harris Williams Wesley Dwayne Williams Mary Elizabeth Willis Fawndree Parmely Wilmeth Albert R.Wilson Wilma Sue Wilson Demovia Wolfe William Ricky Wolfe Charlcie Burkeen Woodson Camilla Dian Horn Yancey Marvin York Lavada Kirk Young

Shackelford funeral directorS of Selmer inviteS everyone to attend the twentieth annual “Service of remembrance” remembering our friendS and loved oneS who have gone on before uS thiS year.

thurSday, december 5, 2013 at Shackelford funeral directorS of Selmer beginning at Seven o’clock in the evening

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Eastview denied Community Development Block Grant By Jeff Whitten

Smith suggested that the city could buy about 150 water meters at a time and expense them, so as not to have depreciation on them. “That might be a way to do it,” Smith said. If the city had received the grant, it would have had to depreciate the meters. Smith said that the city’s depreciation was high. The city applied for the grant last February and was asking for $318,000 to replace water meters, as was reported earlier in the Independent Appeal. It was the consensus of the board that the Water Department would be closed from Nov. 27 through Nov. 29. This includes the day before and after Thanksgiving. The board had earlier voted to close the office on Wednesdays in order to reduce expenses. Since bills have already been mailed out, not a lot of

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Eastview’s application for a Community Development Block Grant has been denied, Mayor Jessie Robbins told the water board meeting Nov. 19. The water board consists of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. City Recorder Emodene Smith said that she had been told that the reason the application was denied was that water loss was not high enough. She said that the surveys could be used again this year if the city wanted to apply. The grant, which comes from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is designed to help low and moderate income people and requires that the city document that most of its customers fit in this category.

people come in this time of the month, water department secretary Anita Battles said. Anyone with a leak or other problem can call water department worker Raymond Butler directly, Alderman Elvis Butler said. The board voted to pay off bonds that were paying 5.25 percent interest, as the water department is only getting 0.5 percent interest on certificates of deposit. At the request of Battles, the board voted to upgrade accounting and payroll software at a cost of around $3,000. This software was installed in 2003 and support and updates will soon terminate, Battles said. “We haven’t been upgraded in years and it needs it,” Battles said. Billing software was upgraded about a year ago, Battles added.

How will Affordable Care Act affect your life? By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Dr. Alan Miller of Lifespan Health, a nonprofit, in Savannah, Tenn. held a town meeting in Adamsville last Thursday on the Affordable Care Act (popularly known as Obamacare). “We’re talking about the things that affect us personally—the benefits of the law and how they impact people, and very importantly, how people can take advantage of them,” Miller said about the purpose of the meeting. In Tennessee, more than 900,000 people or 16 percent of the population, do not have health insurance, Miller said. One out of six of these people will be eligible to get insurance through the marketplace (also called exchanges). Four hundred thousand of these people would have been eligible for Medicaid (Tenncare) if the state had chosen to expand this program, but it did not. The problem is that these people are also not eligible for the tax subsidy for insurance bought on the exchange. One of the provisions of the ACA allows people under the age of 26 to be covered under their parents insurance. This has resulted in 3.1 million people being covered, Miller said. The parents have to pay extra for this coverage, but the insurance company must provide coverage for these people. Lifetime limits on payouts have been removed by the law for 105 million Americans. “It affected my neighbor who had breast cancer, and in the middle of her chemotherapy, they told her she reached her max and no longer had insurance,” Miller said. Under the law, 6.1 million Medicare patients will receive $5.7 billion in prescription drug discounts. The law closes what is called the doughnut hole under Medicare Part D, where people have prescription drug coverage up to a certain amount, which then goes away and comes back at a higher amount. The doughnut hole will be entirely closed by next year. The ACA requires insurance companies to pay out 80 percent of premiums for patient care. If more than onefifth is spent on things like administrative costs or executive pay, the excess will be rebated to customers. “My son is a vice president at Cigna. What can you do?” Miller joked. The most important provision of the law, according to Miller, is that coverage can no longer be denied to those with preexisting medical conditions. “It used to be before you got insurance, you would have a long health questionnaire and there were companies who made money by taking people’s insurance questionnaires and finding out if they lied or made a mistake because some insurance companies could then deny you coverage,” Miller said. This was a big economic problem because if people with preexisting conditions left their job they could not get insurance again, Miller said. That means they could not move to a better job with another company or start their own business. Children with preexisting conditions would be uninsurable for the rest of their lives. In general, this law will not affect your health insurance if you have it through your employer, Medicare, Medicaid, the Childrens’ Health Insurance Program or the Veterans’ Administration. People with employer-provided insurance can get the tax subsidy on the exchange if premiums are more than 9.5 percent of their pay. “One of the biggest problems that I have here is if people come in with a very low rate of insurance, I can’t send them to any specialist,” Miller said. Procedures are almost always less expensive if you have insurance than if you do not, Miller said. This is because the insurance companies can negotiate with the

hospitals for a lower rate. Everyone, including the young, need to be covered for accidents and major illness, Miller said. When people who are not insured become ill or injured and go to the emergency room, people who are insured end up paying for it through higher prices. Some of the things the law requires policies to cover include hospitalization, mental health services, maternity and newborn care, preventative and wellness care, diet counseling and immunizations for children. “The more we can prevent, the cheaper it is and the healthier our population,” Miller said. There are two insurance companies in the insurance exchange for McNairy, Hardin and Wayne Counties: BlueCross BlueShield and Community Health Alliance. There are four different levels of coverage: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. The plans differ in the percentages of cost paid by the insurance. For instance, the silver plan, which Miller said he expected most people would choose, pays 70 percent of the costs. The bronze plan pays 60 percent, the gold plan pays 80 percent and the platinum pays 90 percent of costs. The bronze plan has the lowest premiums while the platinum plan has the highest ones. There is a catastrophic plan only for adults under 30. Miller mentioned the lower-level plans which have been in the news lately because they are being cancelled, because they do not comply with the standards of the new law. They may have high deductibles. They may not cover preventative care or specialist visits. “They run the gamut,” Miller said. Most of these plans were sold in the last year and tend to change every year, Miller said. “The companies, when they sold them, should have known they were sub-standard plans, but for some reason they neglected to tell the consumers,” Miller said. These plans were going to be null and void next year, but President Barack Obama has proposed letting people keep their plans as he promised, but only for one year. The House of Representatives passed the “Keep Your Plan Act”, which would allow insurers to keep selling plans which do not meet the requirements of ACA, last Friday. “Something will probably be done, but the problem for those of us in this room, is if someone has a sub-standard plan and their medical costs are not paid for, then the costs have to be spread around somehow,” Miller said. Under the new law, no medical history is necessary because people with preexisting conditions cannot be excluded.

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“You can find out if you’re approved very quickly if the computers were working properly. The computer systems are not working properly. It has been a disaster,” Miller said. The web site is supposed to be fixed by the end of this month, but now people are being signed up on paper, which has to be sent away, Miller said. “It’s slow; it’s cumbersome; it’s ridiculous,” Miller said. Once the web site is working properly, people will know immediately what they are eligible for. Though some state exchanges are working much smoother than the federal one, that will not help us here, since Tennessee chose not to set up its own exchange, but rather to use the federal one. Families can get a tax credit if they earn between one and four times the poverty level, which is from $23,550 to $94,200, for a family of four. The tax credit goes directly to the insurers, which reduces your premium. One thing the insurance companies are allowed to add on the premium is a smoking surcharge. There is a tax penalty if you do not buy insurance. It rises from $95 to $285, depending on income, in 2014 to $695 to $2085 in 2016. This penalty is not applied to those who were not eligible for Medicaid, because the state did not expand the program, and who are not eligible for the tax subsidy. There is also a hardship exemption. Illegal immigrants and those who are incarcerated are not eligible for the program. There are two types of people who help people get covered under the program. Certified Enrollment Specialists and Health Care Navigators. Lifespan offers both these services. Their job is not to bring patients into Lifespan, but to help people get enrolled for health insurance, give them the information they need and help them through the process, Miller said. For more information, call Lifespan at (731) 925-2300. Appointments at the Savannah office usually last about 30 minutes to an hour, according to Certified Application Counselor Margaret Snyder. “It’s a pretty easy process to go through, and we’d like to encourage each and every one to contact us,” Snyder said. Health Care Navigators are more highly trained to deal with specific problems, and Lifespan’s are based in Memphis. “You don’t have to purchase insurance through the exchange, but you will not get a tax subsidy if you purchase it elsewhere,” Snyder said.

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Selmer native Glover admitted to Supreme Court

Farm City Day in Selmer

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Joe McKinnon, South-West field service administrator for the Tennessee Farm Bureau discusses the current state of the farm industry at Farm City Day last Thursday in Selmer. The event, organized by Hilda Ashe, president of the Farm Bureau Board also featured Jai Templeton, Tennessee’s Deputy Commissioner for Agriculture and Michele Sides, Director of Advancement for the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

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McNairy County native Molly Glover along with six other Tennessee lawyers were admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court Nov. 13 in Washington, D.C. during their annual admissions ceremonies. Prior to their admission, the group participated in the Tennessee Bar Association Academy, a two day program which includes continuing legal education seminars and tours of the Supreme Court and the U.S. Capitol. During the swearing in ceremony, the lawyers were presented to each of the nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and Chief Justice Roberts confirmed their appointment. The lawyers then had lunch in the members only Congressional Dining Room with members of their families. In addition to Glover, the group included Daniel Berexa, Gregory Groth, Angela Rauber, David Veile, District Attorney General Randy York, and TBA PresidentElect Jonathan Steen. Glover is the daughter of Martha and Billy Glover of Selmer. She graduated from McNairy Central High School, earned her bachelor’s degree at Middle Tennessee State University and graduated from the Cecil C. Humphreys Law School at the University of Memphis. She is currently an attorney at Burch, Porter, & Johnson in Memphis.

Lawhon takes volunteer award

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Staff of Lifespan gather for a grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony last Friday in Adamsville. Pictured are family practice nurse Whitney Moore, pediatric nurse Krista Franks, pediatrician Dr. Ravi Kudumula, Family Nurse Practitioner Amie Roland, Tammie Daniels, Roland’s mother and owner of Modern Florist, patient service representative Niki White and chief financial officer Jennifer Williams. The pediatric wing has been open for a couple of weeks and the family practice is opening this week. Planning for this eighth Lifespan facility has been underway since last spring. There have been 136 visits in the first week for Adamsville Lifespan, according to Jennifer Jones, marketing/enrollment specialist. “We’ve been very busy so far,” Jones said. There are three exam rooms in both the pediatric and family practice sections of the building. As in the Savannah, Tenn. facility, the staff can help people navigate the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). “We are trying to get the word out,” Jones said. Currently, the Adamsville facility does not offer care under Veterans’ Administration benefits. However, veterans can still receive care at Lifespan’s Savannah clinic.

George, volunteers prepare 20,000 meals

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Cheryl Dawson and Linda Banks present Sally Lawhon with the Dogs Day in the Park Volunteer of the Year Award last Monday in Selmer. Lawhon was awarded for her countless hours working to improve the lives of our county’s four-legged friends. Currently, Lawhon makes hand made greeting cards of all kinds available at local retailers. Cards are $1 and all profits go to the Spay program. Staff Photo by Christen Coulon

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Nairy County missing 8 of 12 areas in the categories of race, economically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. Dr. Brian D. Jackson, Supervisor of Instruction, noted, “The 2013 District Report Card mirrors our expectation to see improvements in mathematics. Additionally, we are narrowing achievement gaps where we targeted closure with the racial subgroup category. This year, we are providing teacher

training to bolster reading and language skills for all students and working to close gaps that exist within the students with disabilities subgroup category.” All major components of the 2013 McNairy County Schools report card are provided in this report. To view the complete report card, including reports for individual schools in the district, please visit state.tn.us/education/reportcard/2013.shtml.

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2011 2012 2013 Reading 4th Grade 2.1 Note: provides a fixed transition point prior to the 2009-10 school of the new curriculum standards and national and international student perfor8th 3.5 -1.2 -1.8 0.2 0of 2.7 MathThe 2009 baseline 4th Grade Grade 0.9 -1.3year implementations 5.3 1.6assessments more reflective 0 5.1 mance in the 21st Century. The 2009 achievement scores and all grades connected with these scores are considered the new baseline for future public reporting. These converted achievement scores and grades are Grade Score Grade Score Grade Score Trend 5th Grade 0 1.1 Science 4th 0 1.1 5th Grade Grade -1.9 -1.9 The 2009 change has prohibited 2.1 based on restructured calculations and a redefined-1.7 grade scale that are updated -2.2 to reflect the current status of educational attainment in the state. comparisons to previous years’ data for Grade Value-Added McNairy County, Ramer Elementary Grades 9-12 McNairy County, Adamsville Elementary achievement reporting including state, district, and Standard: school-level scores and grades. For 2009 the most appropriate54 and meaningful comparsionAwould be to State level data. 6thValue-Added: Grade 0 -0.7 + B Growth 54 B only, 3-8 Math4-8 5th 0 55 1.5 6th Grade Grade -3.5 -6.7 -0.2 -3.5 3.5 7th Grade 0 -4.7 -3.5 52 -2.7 B 0 -1.1 201252 2013 NC 3-8 Reading B (*3-yr average of state CRT NCE's)B 6th 0 52 2.4 7th Grade Grade 6.9 7.3 0.7 5 4.6

Value-Added

8th Grade 3.5 -1.8 Status 0.2 A 0 56 2.7 Mean -1.2 Gain Mean Gain State Growth Standard A Status 57 A 3-8 Science NC 7th -8.2 -8.4 -10.2 -8.9 0 0 8th Grade Grade 11.4 2.7 4.7 56 6.2 3.1 District Name School Name Science 4th Grade 0 55 1.1 2012-2013 McNairy County Selmer 2 Middle School Math A A 5.9 0 A A 57 A 56 3-8 Social Studies NC 8th 2.4 -1.5 -3.1 -0.7 0 0.2 Reading 4th Grade Grade 7 5.2 9.4 7.2 2.1 5th Grade 0 1.5 Reading -0.88.2 They include the percentage 0 -0.3 Achievement Data – Grade Achievement dataDare a measure of overall student performance. on the Tennessee Social Studies 4th 0 Comprehensive Assessment 5th GradeMcNairy 5.5 Michie 0.8 ofCstudents scoring proficient 4.8 or advanced0.1 1.1 Program, Grades 4-8 Gain: County, Elementary 6th Grade 2.4 orScience TCAP, Achievement tests in grades 3-8 school End of Course exams. Another achievement measure reported test. The overall of students scoring proficient and advanced F and high-1.2 -2.1 B by the state is the ACT 0.6 percentage0 0 -0.7 5th Grade 0 3.7 6th Grade -5.3 -13.3 -6.6 on achievement data may differ from accountability data because of the federal accountability requirements related to students with disabilities and English Learners. Filter Source Net Enrollment 2011 2012 2013 7th Grade -8.2 -8.4 -10.2 -8.9 0 0 Social Studies C Referenced C 0.4 0 -1.1 Grades 3-8:6th TCAP Academic0.4 Achievement: McNairy Selmer -3.2 Middle School Grade 0 1.4 7th Grade Criterion 0.5 -4.6 -5.3 County, Gain Gain Gain 3YR Gain State Growth State 3YR 8th Grade 2.4 -1.5 -3.1 -0.7 0 Standard 0.2 Gain 2011 2012 Note: The 2009 baseline provides a fixed transition point prior to the 2009-10 school of the-6 assessments more reflective 0 of2013 national and international student 7th -8.5 -5.3 -6.6 1.2 8th Grade Grade 9.8 4.4year implementations 6new curriculum standards and 6.7 2.7 perforSocial GradeThe 2009 achievement 1.5 00 -0.3 Math inStudies 3.9with these scores are considered 2.9 the new baseline for future 2.8public reporting. These converted 5.1 mance the 21st 4th Century. scores and all grades connected achievement scores and grades are Grade Score Grade Score Grade Score Trend 8th Grade 1.8 4.3 -1.4 1.5 0 1.8 Science 4th Grade -5.9 -3.1 -2.4 -3.8 1.1 based on restructured calculations and a redefined grade scale that are updated to reflect the current status of educational attainment in the state. The 2009 change has prohibited comparisons to previous years’ data for 5th Grade 00 3.7 4.7 5.3 5.5 5.2 2.1 Grade 4-8 Value-Added Growth Standard: McNairy County, Selmer Elementary achievement including state, school-level51 scores and grades. For 2009 and meaningful comparsion B district, and 11.1 A only, the most appropriate NC 3-8 Math reporting 5th Grade 13.8 10.5 55 11.8 Awould be to State level data. 0 61 1.5 6th Grade 00 1.4 6.7 2012 3 -1.3 2.8 3.5 2013 53 53 54 B B 3-8 Reading B NC 6th Grade -0.5 -8.1 -9.9 -6.2 0 2.4 (*3-yr average of state CRT NCE's) School Year 7th Grade District Name School Name -8.5 -5.3 -6 -6.6 00 1.2 7th Grade 6.6 7.6 High School 9.2 7.8 4.6 2012-2013 McNairy County McNairy Central Status Mean Gain Status Mean Gain State Growth Standard 53 54 3-8 Science A 56 B B 7th Grade Grade -4.2 -3.3 -8.7 -5.4 0 0+ 1.8 4.3 1.5 0 1.8 8th Grade 6.4 County, Adamsville 5.4 Junior / Senior-1.4 4.2 5.3 0 3.1 Grades 9-128th Value-Added: McNairy HighASchool Math A 1.9 3.5 0 A 57 A 3-8 Social Studies NC 8th Grade 1.2 -0.1 -3.2 59 -0.7 A 0 59 0.2 Reading 4th Grade 2.5 4.5 3.5 3.5 Average 0 Average 2.1Average Observed Predicted Status Observed 3YR Predicted 3YR Status 3YR Reading C -0.4 B 1.4 0 Social Studies 4th Grade -1.7 of overall student performance. -6.7 They include the percentage 0.4 of students scoring proficient -2.7 or advanced on the Tennessee 0 Comprehensive Assessment -0.3 Program, Achievement Data –-Achievement data are a measure Filter Source Net Enrollment Grades 4-8 Gain: McNairy County, 5th Grade 1.1RamerofElementary 5.2 -7.1 -0.3 0 1.1 Grades 3-8: TCAP Referenced Achievement: County, McNairy Central High School Algebra I Criterion 719.9 720.4 NDD 701.6 712.2 orEOC TCAP, Achievement tests in grades 3-8 high school EndAcademic Course exams. Another achievementMcNairy measure reported is the ACT and advanced Science F and -3.7 F by the state -2.7 percentage 0 Below 5th Grade 11.4 16.5 13.3 13.7test. The overall 0of students scoring proficient 3.7 on achievement data may differ from accountability2011 data because of the federal accountability requirements related to students with disabilities and English Learners. 6th Grade 3.5 0.1 -3 0.2 0 -0.7 2012 Junior / Senior 2013 Grades 9-12 Value-Added: McNairy County, Adamsville High School Algebra II 728.9 705 Above 718.8 696.1 Above Social Studies F -5 F -6.6 0 Achievement Data6th – Achievement data are a measure Grade -2.4 of overall student performance. -5.2 They include the percentage -11.3 of students scoring proficient -6.3 or advanced on the Tennessee 0 Comprehensive Assessment 1.4 Program, 7th Grade 1.4 2.6 -1.6 0.8 0ofStandard -1.1 or TCAP, Achievement tests high school End of Course exams. Another achievement measure reported by the state is the ACT test. The overall percentage students scoringStatus proficient andGain advanced Gain Gain Gain 3YR Gain State Growth State 3YR Biology I in grades 3-8 and 701.9 694.9 Above 702.1 693.4 Above Observed Predicted Status Observed 3YR Average Predicted 3YR Average 3YR Note: The 2009 data baseline provides a fixed transition5.1 pointbecause prior to the 2009-10 school the new curriculum standards and assessments more reflective of perfor7thmay Grade 5.1year implementations -0.5 3.2 0 national and international student 1.2Average on achievement differ from accountability data of the federal accountability requirementsof related to students with disabilities and English Learners. 8th Grade 4.9 2.5 2.2 3.2 0 2.7 Math Grade 5.4 6.6with these scores are considered 7.3 the new baseline for 709.5 6.4public reporting. These converted 5.1 mance Century. scores and all grades connected future grades are English II The 2009 achievement 712.6 709.6 704.6 achievement scores and Above EOC in the 21st 4th Algebra 719.9 720.4 NDD 701.6 712.2 Below 8th Grade 6.6 4 3.8 4.8 0 1.8 based on restructured calculations and a redefined grade scale that are updated to reflect the current status of educational attainment in the state. The 2009 change has prohibited comparisons to previous years’ data for Science 4-8 Value-Added 4th Grade Grade -1.7 4.2 0.1 0.9 would be to State level697.5 1.1 5th 0.8 -2.1 8 School 2.2 0 2.1 English IIII 700.7 NDD 701.4 Algebra 728.9 705 Above 718.8 696.1 Above Grade McNairy County, Selmer achievement reporting including state,Growth district, 699.2 and Standard: school-level scores and grades. For 2009 only, the mostMiddle appropriate and meaningful comparsion data. 5th Grade -0.2 4.3 -1.4 0.9 1.5 6th Grade 4.7 4.1 3.1 4 0 3.5 Biology III I 701.9 694.9 Above 702.1 693.4 Above English 703.9 699.5 NDD 2012 2013 (*3-yr average of state CRT NCE's) Grade 4-8 Value-Added Growth Standard: McNairy County, McNairy Central High School 6th Grade Grade 0.2 6.2 1.1 2.5 2.4 7th 9 6.4 3 6.1 0 4.6 English I 712.6 709.6 NDD 709.5 704.6 Above US History 526 Above 535.8 527.3 Status 532.3 Mean Gain Status Mean Gain State Growth Standard 7th Grade -2.8 -1.4 -8.3 -4.2 0 Grades 9-12 Value-Added: McNairy County, Bethel Springs Elementary 8th Grade 9.9 12.4 10.1 10.8 0 3.1 English II 699.2 700.7 NDD 701.4 697.5 Above Note: The 2009 baseline provides a fixed transition school year implementations of the new curriculum standards18.89 and assessments more reflective of national and international student perforACT Composite 18.56point prior to the 2009-10 18.31 18.53 Math A 1.8 A 5 0 mance in the 21st Century. The 2009 achievement scores and all grades connected with these scores are considered the new baseline for future public reporting. These converted achievement scores and grades are 8th Grade 3.7 -1.4 -2 0.1 0 0.2 English III 703.9 699.5 NDD Reading 4th Grade -6.9 0.3 1.6 -1.7 2.1 English 18.19 18.08 NDD 18.66 18.31 NDD based on restructured calculations and aDredefined grade scale that are updated to reflect the current status of educational years’ data for Reading -1.1 B attainment in the state. The 2009 change 1.2 has prohibited comparisons to previous 0 Grades 4-8 Gain: McNairy County, Elementary achievement reporting including state, district, and -2.7 school-level scores and grades. For 2009 only, the most Above appropriate and meaningful comparsion data. Social Studies 4th Grade Grade 0.2 Selmer 10 3.5 4.6 would be to State level527.3 -0.3 US History 532.3 526 535.8 Above 5th 6.1 0.2 1.2 0 1.1 Math 17.75 17.68 NDD 18.16 17.89 Science C -0.5 B 0.7 0 NDD ACT average of state Composite 18.56 18.31 NDD 18.89 18.53 Above 5th Grade Grade 0.2 13.4 8.1 7.2 0 3.7 2011 2012 2013 6th -1.8 4.1 0.7 1 -0.7 (*3-yr CRT NCE's) 19.32 18.78 NDD 19.5 18.92 Social Studies Reading C 0.3 B 1.2 0 Above English 18.19 18.08 NDD 18.66 18.31 NDD 6th Grade Grade -3.3 1.6 -6.2 -2.7 1.4 Gain Gain Gain Gain 3YR Gain State Growth StateNDD 3YR 7th 1.1 4.1 -5.5 -0.1 0 Standard -1.1 Science 18.74 18.34 NDD 18.92 18.56 Note: The 2009 baseline provides a fixed transition point prior to the 2009-10 17.68 school year implementations ofNDD the new curriculum standards18.16 and assessments more reflective of national and international NDD student perforMath 17.75 17.89 7th Grade -1.6 -0.8 -2.1 -1.5 0 Math 4th 9 -2.1 3.7 3.5 0 5.1 8th Grade -2 4.6 -1.6 0.3 2.7 mance in the 21st Century. The 2009 achievement scores and all grades connected with these scores are considered the new baseline for future public reporting. These converted achievement scores and1.2 grades are based on restructured calculations and a redefined grade scale that are updated to reflect the current status of educational attainment in the 19.5 state. comparisons to previous years’ data for Reading 19.32 18.78 NDD 18.92 Above 8th Grade 1.9 4.9 0.8 2.5 The 2009 change has prohibited 0 1.8 5th Grade 0 2.1 Science 4th -11 -7.8 -9.1 -9.3 1.1 Grades Gain: McNairy County, McNairy Central High School achievement4-8 reporting including state, district, and school-level scores and grades. For 2009 only, the most appropriate and meaningful comparsion would be to State level data. Science 18.74-1 18.34 NDD 18.92 18.56 NDD 6th Grade 0 3.5 5th 2.1 3.2 1.5 1.5 (*3-yr average of state CRT NCE's) 7th Grade 0 4.6 6th 5.4 7 4.6 5.6 2.4

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Observed County, -11.7Selmer

Algebra I 6th Grade 5th

Algebra II 7th Grade 6th Biology I 8th Grade 7th Math 4th Grade English I Science 4th Grade Grade 8th 5th English II 5th Grade Grade 6th English III 6th Grade 7th Grade US History 7th Grade Grade 8th Grades 9-12Composite Value-Added: ACT 8th Grade Reading 4th Grade English Social Studies 5th 4th Grade Grade Math 5th Grade Grade 6th Reading 6th Grade 7th Grade Science 7th Grade Grade 8th

Predicted Middle School -13.4

736.7 -2.8 2011 722.7 10.2

730.1 2.1 2012 704.9 9.6

Gain

699.1 3.5 714.4 -0.3 -0.8 3.2 700 18.5 709.5 10.9 523 4.7 McNairy 18.28 17.55 -1 0.5 18.43 3.8 18.52 -2.4 18.3 3.4

Gain

County,

703.8 2.8 713.1 -5.7 5.4 7.3 705.1 6.7 710.8 -0.8 530.4 -1 Ramer Elementary 18.91 18.69 -10.5 0 18.27 1.9 19.36 -1 18.87 4.6

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728.5 -1.2 728.7 10.1

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3YR Gain

698.8 3.1 709.6 -2.7 2.4 8 701 8.6

2.2 522.9 1.3 18.49 17.9 -6.6 1.2 18.32 2.8 18.73 -1.5 18.59 2.4

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Status 3YR 1.1Average -0.3

718.1 0 701.3 0 Standard State Growth 696.9 0 0 709.5 0 0 703.8 0 0 0 0 529.7 0 0 18.83 0 0 18.69 0 0 18.13 0 0 19.23 0 0 18.79 0 0

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NDD 2.7 1.2 5.1 NDD 1.1 1.8 2.1 Below 1.5 3.5 2.4 4.6 Below 0 3.1 Below 0.2 2.1 Below -0.3 1.1 NDD 3.7 -0.7 Below 1.4 -1.1 NDD 1.2 2.7


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As a lifelong educator who has taught in public schools for almost twenty-eight years, I find it very troubling to see what is happening in public education in regards to assessing students. I recently attended a public forum on this topic in Jackson. There, I found more evidence why we need to reevaluate what we are doing in Tennessee in regards to testing. I listened intently while students, parents, teachers, and administrators shared their experiences with testing. Students and parents told of testing anxiety to the point that children were becoming physically ill from the pressure to do well on standardized tests. Teachers expressed concern about the amount of time being spent on preparing students for the tests. In many cases, as much as six weeks of instruction time is lost to preparing students for standardized tests. That doesn’t include the time required to administer the tests. If students were to go through k-12 in Tennessee with the current testing structure and take each class with an End of Course exam, they would have to take 32 standardized tests by the end of their schooling. I believe that Tennessee is spending too much time and money on testing. Tennessee spent $40 million dollars on testing in 2013 and with the new PARCC Assessment for the common core standards the cost will rise. The PARCC assessment is being developed for next school year and is currently funded by a $186 million Race to the Top grant. All of these tax dollars for testing are going to out of state vendors rather than staying in our state to help children. In addition to being a teacher, I serve as a local county commissioner and sit on the budget committee. I can attest that my county could use more help from the state of Tennessee in providing just the basics that our students need such as; textbooks, technology, science labs, career technology programs, and buildings. I work at a school that has as many as 15 floating teachers in any given year because there are not enough classrooms. Tennessee’s school reforms are placing more of the funding burden on local government and limit our ability to provide basic services. I am not opposed to assessments, but it has clearly gotten out of hand. Assessments shouldn’t be the sole indicator of success. Tennessee is now making student scores a major part of teacher evaluation while approximately 60 percent of educators teach in untested areas. Additionally, the State Board has tied teachers’ licensing to assessment scores. Many of Tennessee’s finest educators are either retiring or looking for other careers because they are being set up for failure. Rural school systems are at a growing disadvantage in hiring new teachers because of the inability to provide financial incentive to attract good teachers. Critical investments must be made to ensure educators have the resources and time to collaborate and make adjustments to classroom instruction with new curriculum changes. Additional resources must be allocated in Tennessee to bring schools’ technology up to speed. Teachers, education support professionals, and parents must work together to ensure the best possible implementation of standards so every student can reap the benefits regardless of what community they come from. We are entering uncharted waters in Tennessee public education. Most of the school reform is being advocated by outside sources that will benefit financially. The quality and depth of learning is being sacrificed in Tennessee for an assessment score. That is a shame. Why not take a more safe approach in implementing proven educational policies and then fund them accordingly? Nothing will change until parents begin to say enough is enough. Please express your concerns to your Governor, State Legislators, State Education Commissioner, and Tennessee State Board of Education Representative.

Jeff Lipford, Adamsville

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McNAIRY VOICES What are you thankful for?

Jane Brooks (Selmer):

Nancy West (Selmer):

Joe Maness (Selmer):

“I’m thankful for everything. The Lord has given us everything. We should be thankful for everything.”

“I’m thankful for God, my family and my country.”

“I’m just thankful that the Good Lord has given me good health and I’m thankful that I’m a Christian.”

Jonathan Cummings (Savannah):

Anna Morgan (Savannah): “My life.”

Lorene Peeler (Grand Junction): “I’m blessed to be here.”

“I’m thankful to be alive and for my kids. Yessiree.”

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

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‘The weird tattoo was punishment enough’ By Molly Moore Columnist There is a thin line between love and hate. At the age of 17 I became obsessed with tattoos. I needed one. I knew asking permission would not work. Forgiveness would be easier, so I went with it. I begged my reliable, older cousin Syd to come with me, and he agreed. The tattoo parlor was not horribly questionable, just slightly. The artist’s name was Vinny. He was barefoot and looked like a duck dynasty cast member, but cooler. Obviously I was underage, but that never really came up. I remember being nervous, and afraid I was going to take home a fresh tat and a case of Hepatitis B. Most normal people would have some idea as to what type of body art would be permanently etched into their skin. Not I said the fly. I looked and thought and thought and looked. Back then there was no Pinterest, we had to be creative with just our wits. I had to choose something from a large black binder, and I had to do it quickly because the likelihood of me returning was slim to none. Of course, Syd had always been definite and decisive. Choosing a tattoo was no different. He was the first to go because, unlike me, he was prepared and sure of himself. I just wanted permanent markings. I had such high goals back then.

Other than almost passing straight out, the first customer was a breeze. Syd had a simple, peach colored UT symbol, discreetly detailed into his left shoulder blade. The next one in the chair was me, thank goodness, because I had just decided with no specific method to go with..... the classic ladybug. Sure, the legs were creepy, but I told the artist to leave them off. He felt sure it would appear unfinished without the legs. “Well”, I argued, “I think it will look great.” After a few minutes of persuasion, good ol’ barefoot Kenny won. Ladybug had legs. The details are boring. It hurt like nobody’s business, but I loved my new tattoo. My friends asked if my parents punished me. They did not, and I know why. The weird tattoo was punishment enough. I did this to myself. Some time later, it gradually began to annoy me. At 17, I was certain I would love it forever. My tattoo was cute on my foot, and then suddenly it wasn’t. What was I thinking? One day, I looked down and found a $19 tick crawling up my heel. I was surprised at how much I hated what I once loved. Many years and many, many dollars later, Lady was removed. A trace of ink remains, the parasite that is no more. One might think the faded ink would serve as a reminder to me or as a lesson learned. Admitting mistakes does not come naturally for me, so I won't. In the end, UT changed their symbol, and I changed my mind.

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 • Seaman Katie Lynn Bizzell, US Navy • 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 Ashley Freeman, US Army • 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 Major 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 • PVT Dallas Nelms, USMC • SGT Major Paula Norris • Pvt. Justin Overton, USMC • SPC Joseph Payne, US Army Nat. Guard • CPO Denise Picard Culverhouse • 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 • SPC Dakota Taylor, National Guard • 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.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013

OBITUARIES

Doris Barnes Dickinson

Ross Neal Moody

Funeral services for Doris Barnes Dickinson, 86, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church, Florence, SC. The Rev. Mike Mills and the Rev. W.L. Collins officiated with burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at BrownPennington-Atkins Funeral Home, Hartsville, SC and also from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Monday prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Mrs. Dickinson died peacefully on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Born in Selmer, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Finis Buford and Ruth Mae Jones Barnes. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Clay Dickinson. Doris attended UT-Martin and graduated from UT-Knoxville with a degree in Home Economics and Sciences. She taught Home Economics before her children were born and later returned to teaching 6th grade at Timrod Elementary School. Doris and Clay moved to Florence in 1960 with DuPont. They were members of Calvary Baptist Church since moving to Florence and were also founding members of Quinby Baptist Church. Doris loved the Lord. She faithfully served as a Sunday School teacher for over 35 years. She and Clay also taught the Bible to young married couples at Calvary Baptist Church. Through the years, Doris was involved in Vacation Bible School, PTA, voting polls, and various Bible studies. She was a member of the Quinby Garden Club, Quinby Coffee Club, and a dinner bridge club. Surviving are her daughter, Linda (Trailor) Lewis of Hartsville, SC; sons, Robert (Stacey) Dickinson of Blythewood, SC, John Barnes Dickinson; brother, William “Bill” (Amma) Barnes of Huntsville, AL; grandchildren, Brett (Julie) Lewis, Amy (Nathan) Cranford, Sunday (Jason) Richardson, Corey Dickinson, Logan Dickinson, Clay Dickinson, great-grandchildren, Traidy Lewis, Aubrey Cranford, Anna Scott Richardson, Ella Richardson, Wryn Richardson. The family would like to thank Dr. Walter Evans and Ms. Florine Sheepe for their years of care, the staff of Agape Hospice of Hartsville, the staff of McLeod Hospice, and especially the loving staff of Morningside of Hartsville.

Ross Neal Moody “Lammie” was born September 9, 1963 in Saltillo, Tennessee to Willie Dean Moody and the late Willie Dee Moody of Bath Springs, Tennessee. He departed this life Monday, November 18, 2013. He attended school in Decaturville, Tenn. and graduated from Riverside High School in Parsons, Tenn. He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving mother, Willie Dean Moody of Selmer, Tenn.; one son, Durrell Moody (Raven) of Lexington, Tenn.; one grandchild, Persia Moody of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, William Moody of Selmer, Tenn.; two sisters, Fedtricia Barnes and Traci Moody of Selmer, Tenn. and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Dee Moody and grandparents, Annie and Louis Moody of Bath Springs, Tenn. and Vellie and Will Dancer of Selmer, Tenn. Funeral services were held Friday, November 22 at Apostolic Deliverance Church with burial at Bath Springs Cemetery in Bath Springs, Tenn.

O.L. ‘Ike’ Walker O. L. (Ike) Walker was born April 14, 1916 in Adamsville, Tenn., the son of the late Marcus and Rosa Bertha Droke Walker. He was united in marriage to Rheba Faye Ledbetter on October 20, 1934. Mrs. Walker preceded him in death on December 18, 1997. Mr. Walker was a Charter member of the First Christian Church in Adamsville, Tennessee. He owned and operated Walker Grocery for 65 years, worked on the board of directors for the McNairy County General Hospital for 18 years, and owned a Buick car lot business. He also was Bank President of Bank of Adamsville, Tenn., which is now CB&S Bank. Mr. Walker departed this life on November 22, 2013 in Adamsville, Tennessee at the age of 97 years, 7 months, 8 days. He is survived by a son, Eddie Walker Sr. of Adamsville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Angela Blanton and husband David of Franklin, Tenn., Tammie Daniels of Adamsville, Tenn., Eddie Walker Jr. and wife Collen of Collierville, Tenn., Michael Walker and wife Christy of Acton, Tenn.; five great grandchildren, Clair Walker, Reese Walker of Acton, Tenn., Matthew Blanton of Franklin, Tenn., Adam Blanton of Franklin, Tenn., Amie Roland of Adamsville, Tenn.; a great great grandchild, Maddox Gant Roland; and a special friend, Helen Scott of Adamsville, Tenn.. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Walker was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosemary Scott; a daughter-in-law, Linda Walker; three sisters, Oleta Lamb, Zada Plunk and Beatrice Smith; and a brother, Albin Walker. Services were held on November 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church in Adamsville, Tennessee, Todd Gean, Tommy Ross, Harry Boosey, Dr. Toni Watson, Steve Callicoatt officiated. Burial followed in the Adamsville Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.

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Jack Wesley Duncan Jack Wesley Duncan was born August 14, 1933 in Savannah, Tenn., the son of the late George and Lucille Young Duncan. Jack Duncan was united in marriage to Peggy Surratt on April 21, 1955. He served in the Air Force and was a member of the Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church in Adamsville, Tennessee. He worked as a shipping manager for Jetricks of Selmer for 15 years, was a carpenter, an avid gardner and was a big coon hunter. Jack was like a second father to his nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful and devoted husband. Mr. Duncan departed this life on November 22, 2013 in Adamsville, Tennessee at the age of 80 years, 3 months, 10 days. He is survived by his wife Peggy Jo Duncan; a sister-in-law, Barbara Maness and husband Joe Dan of Selmer, Tenn.; two brother-in-laws, Jack Surratt and wife Bonnie of Adamsville, Tenn., Terry Lohman of Adamsville, Tenn.; cousins, Tam and Raymond Earl Young both of Adamsville, Tenn.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by an infant daughter in 1973, Jackie Jo Duncan; and a sister-in-law, Johnnie Sue Lohman. Services was held on November 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church in Adamsville, Tennessee, Rickey Mitchell and W. D. McCollum officiated. Burial followed in the Helbert Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.

W.E. Spears Jr. W. E. Spears, Jr. was born in Savannah, Tennessee on March 11, 1929 the son of the late Wilson Earl Spears, Sr. and Ollie May Kelly Spears. On November 6, 1954 he was united in marriage to Anita Faye Harris, who preceded her husband in death on September 29, 2013. Mr. Spears worked for Brown Shoe Company for 40 plus years and also had worked for Ray May Motors. He enjoyed mowing the yard and doing any kind of yard work, hunting of all types, Tennessee football and the Tennessee Women’s basketball. Mr. Spears also enjoyed collecting antique glass ware and chickens and he enjoyed riding around and looking at the scenery. He was a member of Savannah Church of Christ, Savannah Volunteer Fire Department and the Savannah Jaycees. Mr. Spears also served as a Hardin County Election Commissioner. He departed this life on November 15, 2013 in Adamsville, Tennessee at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 4 days. Mr. Spears is survived by his children, Janie Spears Blount and her husband Freddy of Savannah, Tennessee and Gary Spears and his wife Vicki of Savannah, Tennessee three grandchildren, Bradley Spears and his wife Anna, Matthew Blount and his wife Rebecca and Jeremy Blount and his wife Kelli two great grandchildren, Jackson Blount and Keegan Blount and Baby Boy Blount due in January of 2014; five sisters, Edna Wolfe of Savannah, Tennessee, Betty Miller of Jackson, Tennessee, Barbara Williams of Savannah, Tennessee, Nancy Prater of Savannah, Tennessee and Katherine Hinton of Savannah, Tennessee; one brother, James Thomas Spears of Stantonville, Tennessee. In addition to his parents and his wife he was also preceded in death by one sister, Frankie Nell Spears. Services were held on November 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah, Tennessee, with Jim Chamblee, Westley Hazel officiating. Burial followed in the Savannah Cemetery at Savannah, Tennessee.

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CARD OF THANKS

Knight Family From the Family of Bonnie Knight: Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation we have for everything that has been done for our family over the past few months. We want to say thank you to everyone for the cards, flowers, gifts, and most importantly the prayers. We have lost a wonderful woman, but through this tremendous loss we have felt the love of so many. We want to say a special thank you to the amazing 4th floor nursing staff at Magnolia Regional Hospital for the exceptional care we received. May God bless you all. Aaron Knight and Family

CHURCH EVENTS November 23 • Benefit for William Lynn There will be a benefit at Selmer Second Baptist Church for William Lynn, heart patient, to help with medical bills. Fish fry will begin at 2:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. There will be fish plates with drink and dessert. Singing will start at 6 p.m. Pastor Tony Polk. For more information call 731-934-0923, 439-6515 or 610-2367. December 14 • Christmas Tour of Homes The Dependable Women of Court Ave. Cumberland Presbyterian Church will be sponsoring a Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 14. Tickets will be $10 each for 5 homes and 1 historic church. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Dependable Women, or between 11:30 and 12:30 on the day of the tour at the church on Court Ave. Homes on tour will be Barbara Robinson, Ralph and Gaylia Robinson, Peggy Griffin, Judy McLean, Darrel and Jimmie Beeson, and Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church. For more infomation, call Gaylia Robinson at 645-6861 or Gwelda Treece at 645-5519. • Riverview Baptist Worship Choir “Christmas Together” The Riverview Baptist Worship Choir presents “Christmas Together” at the Savannah Theater on Saturday, December 14, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 15, at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served one hour before each presentation.

COMMUNITY EVENTS • Toy and Coat Drive 9th Annual Toy and Coat Drive For the Children. Cash Express invites you to join with us in celebrating the giving. We will be accepting toys, coats, shoes (washable) and non perishable food items in many drop off locations in the area. We ask that all donations be received by December 15th in order to have them delivered by Christmas. Thank you so much for your support in this very important effort to bless our community. • Geek the Library McConnico Library is participating in a grant provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This program is designed to develop community awareness and educating the members of our community the value of the library and the importance of sponsoring the library. The launch date is December 2, 2013. Please come to the library and tlel us what you geek (like) see our display and help promote the library. For more information call Library Director Norma Humphries at 645-5571. Support your library. • Free GED Classes Adult Education - 701 Industrial Park Drive. Classes are Mon.-Thurs. 9-12. Tues Nights 6-9. Call 453-5572 for more info. Hurry to register to test in 2013! The GED test is changing in 2014. • 9th Annual Toy and Coat Drive for the Children Cash Express invites you to join them in celebrating the giving. They will be accepting toys, coats, shoes (washable) and non perishable food items in many drop off locations in the area. All donations are asked to be received by December 15th in order to have them delivered by Christmas. Thank you so much for your support in this very important effort to bless the community. • Farmers apply for assistance Eligible producers are encouraged to apply for assistance by December 20, 2013 for agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland producers interested in applying for farm bill conservation program financial assistance in Fiscal Year 2014, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

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Chloe’s Boutique owners Walter and Christy Arnold are joined by McNairy Regional Alliance Director of Chamber Programs Russell Ingle, Anthony Helton, Darren Bowers and friends and family for a ribbon cutting ceremony last Tuesday in Selmer. The boutique is named for the Arnold’s daughter. It is located at the South Y.

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Farmer’s Insurance holds ribbon cutting Farmer’s Insurance held a ribbon cutting ceremony last Wednesday to mark its induction into the McNairy Regional Alliance. Gathered to celebrate the event are Darren Bowers, Alison Walker, Doug Chamley, Tara Chamley, Anthony Henson and Russell Ingle.

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STATISTICS HIGHLIGHT THE NEED FOR PREPARATION AND CAUTION IN HOLIDAY DECORATING AND ENTERTAINING

Local SERVPRO® restoration specialist offers tips for preventing holiday fires Submitted by: Bob Heid

* 14% involve decorative lights. Christmas Tree Safety Tips: * Keep live trees well watered to reduce the chance of a fire. * Check wiring on lights for breaks and wear, replace worn strings and don’t exceed manufacturer guidelines for connecting multiple strands of lights. * Don’t leave tree lights plugged in when you are away from home or asleep.

SERVPRO® of Gahanna

Lights, candles, action: It’s the holiday season again. Brightly lighted decorations, elaborate meals and large gatherings are all part of traditional holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, these seasonal traditions also cause an average of 230 home fires each year, with an average of 4 deaths, 21 injuries and $17.3 million in property damage. “Christmas tree lights and candles are just two of the holiday traditions that increase the likelihood of a fire starting in your home,” says Bob Heid of SERVPRO® of Gahanna. “There are about three times as many cooking-related fires on Thanksgiving Day and almost twice as many on Christmas Day as there are on non-holidays. It only takes a single distracted or careless action to turn a family get-together into a tragedy.” Heid says that homeowners can help keep their homes and their families safe during the holiday season by understanding the dangers and taking some simple, commonsense precautions. Holiday Cooking Fire Facts * Thanksgiving Day has three times the average number of reported home structure fires involving cooking equipment. * The two other peak days for cooking-related fires are Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. Holiday Cooking Safety Tips * Supervise items on the stovetop. Fifty-eight percent of kitchen fires involve ranges; homes with electric cooktops have a higher risk of fire than homes with gas cooktops. * Keep flammable items: potholders, packaging, wrapping, wooden utensils, loose clothing, away from the stovetop. * Don’t let lack of sleep or alcohol consumption affect your ability to concentrate on preparing the meal.

“We hope these tips will be a reminder to Worthington area families to make fire prevention a priority in their holiday preparations,” said Heid, “so they can spend the season enjoying family and friends, not dealing with the aftermath of a fire.”

Holiday Decorating Fire Facts * Half of all holiday decoration fires start because the decoration is too close to a heat source. * On average, 32 candle fires are reported each day. December is the peak month for candle fires. Holiday Decorating Safety Tips: * Keep all decorations away from heat sources like radiators, portable heaters, and fireplaces. * Use flameless candles. * If you do use traditional candles, burn them in sturdy candleholders, well away from drapes and other flammable materials. Never leave them unattended and never allow them to burn down to less than one inch in length. Christmas Tree Fire Facts: * 50% of live tree fires occur between December 22 and January 5. * 31% of tree fires are caused by electrical problems.

For more fire prevention tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, contact Bob Heid with SERVPRO® of Gahanna at (614) 478-7475 or robertheid@aol.com.   For more information about SERVPRO®, please visit www.servpro.com. Statistics used in this release are based on National Fire Protection Association data (http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/holidays/project-holiday). About SERVPRO® Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO‚s professional services network of more than 1,600 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

COURT BRIEFS SARAH GILLMORE: Driving on suspended licenseFined $50 + cost, supervised probation. Defendant given credit for 90 days time served. GREGORY B. GRAY: Driving on suspended license- Fined $25 + cost, supervised probation. Defendant not drive

in the state of Tennessee for 6 months. BEVERLY A. SMITH: Driving on suspended licenseFined $50 + cost, supervised probation. Defendant given credit for 4 hours. Defendant not to drive in the state of Tennessee for 6 months. JEREMY J. CAMPBELL:

Driving on suspended license- Fined $150 + cost, supervised probation. Defendant not drive in the state of Tennessee for 6 months. EDDIE W. MATTHEWS JR: DUI first offense- Fined $350 ordered to pay court cost ($709.73) 48 hour jail, supervised probation for 11

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months 29 days, drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling and rehabilitation CASSIE SISCO: Simple possession/casual exchangeFined $250 + cost, supervised probation, MARLON THOMAS: Vandalism (up to $500) and criminal trespass- supervised probation. MICHAEL L. KING: Driving on suspended license- Fined $50 + cost, supervised probation. Defendant not drive in the state of Tennessee for 6 months. TAREA PETERS: Driving on suspended license- Dismissed on payment of cost. Defendant has a valid license. MORGAN OUELLETTE: Driving on suspended license- Dismissed on payment of cost. Defendant has a valid license. AMANDA J. LOWRANCE:

Domestic Assault- Dismissed on payment of cost by agreement with district attorney and victim. PATRICK K. SANDERS: Disorderly conduct- Fined $10 + cost, Supervised probation. Defendant given credit for 72 hours. DANNY BIVENS: AssaultSupervised probation. No contact with victim BILLIE PRATT: Driving on suspended license (non resident)- Fined $50 + cost, supervised probation. Defendant not drive in the state of Tennessee for 6 months. SHANE A WHITMORE: Driving on suspended license- Fined $50 + cost, supervised probation. Defendant not drive in the state of Tennessee for 6 months. GEORGE BARNES: Driving on suspended license- Fined $50 + cost, supervised probation. Defendant not drive

in the state of Tennessee for 6 months. MELVIN COLLINS: Driving without license- Fined $50 + cost, supervised probation. Defendant not drive in the state of Tennessee for 6 months. KAYLE CASS: Driving on suspended license- Dismissed on payment of cost. Defendant has a valid license. VIRGINIA CHERIE WIGGINS: Driving on suspended license- Dismissed on payment of cost. Supervised probation SHANE A WHITMORE: Driving on suspended license- Fined $50 + cost, supervised probation. Defendant not drive in the state of Tennessee for 6 months. BRENDA LOWRANCE: Driving on suspended licenseDismissed on payment of cost. Supervised probation.

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mation please call Theresa Robinson (610-6746) Shannon Speth (610-6328) or Russell Ingle (645-6360).

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(NRCS) in Tennessee has set Friday, December 20, 2013, as the signup cutoff date for first evaluation funding consideration. Pending the availability of funds, additional evaluation periods may occur and cutoff dates will be posted on the Tennessee website at http://www.tn.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/. The application deadline applies to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and EQIP National Initiatives and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) and WHIP National Initiatives. December 2 • Retired Teachers meeting McNairy County Retired Teachers monthly meeting will be Monday, Dec. 2 at the First Presybterian Church, Selmer at 11 a.m. Chicken and dressing will be served. Members are requested to bring potluck items to serve with the chicken and dressing. Ronnie Teague will be our guest speaker. Come and enjoy the food and fellowship and help ujs kick off the Christmas season with a gift to the Scholarship Fund. December 3 • Selmer Christmas Parade The Selmer Christmas Parade will be December 3 at 7 p.m. Rain date will be December 10th. Contact Nikki Garrett 609-6499.

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Inman

50th Wedding Anniversary Jerry and Peggy Inman will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on November 22nd. The couple were married November 22, 1963. The Inmans reside in Guys, Tenn. They will be honored by their children: Steve Inman and Amy Tucker and their grandchildren, Matt and Laura Kate Inman and Tessa Tucker. If you see this couple, wish them a Happy Anniversary.

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1 cup sugar 3/4 cup light corn syrup 1 stick margarine 3 eggs (beaten) 1 cup pecans 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/8 tsp. salt

Blend sugar, syrup and margarine in sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Slowly pour hot mixture into beaten eggs. Beat until mixed. Add vanilla and salt. Pour into pie shell and add pecans on top. Bake 375˚ for 40 minutes. (Ms. Betty uses this recipe when she bakes pecan pies for the Independent Appeal staff )

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Mix well. Then add the following: 1 egg - beaten 1/2 c. cold water

Mix together with the above and let set in refrigerator for 1 hour. Roll out. Will keep 1 week in refrigerator. Happy Thanksgiving

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expires December 31, 2013. “The GED test is given in three forms. People who have taken all three versions of the GED test this year are allowed to retake the test or certain parts as long as it has been 60 days since the test-taker took that particular form of the test,” said Doremus. Previously, test takers were limited to take the GED test three times per year. The change in the retake policy is especially aimed at assisting those who have started the GED

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• Ramer Baptist Church Clothes Give-Away Ramer Baptist Church will be having a clothes give away on December 7th from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Clothes, Toys, Books and miscellaneous odds and ends. December 10 • Parents of Angels Support Group The December meeting of the Parents of Angels support group will be moved to the second Tuesday of the month due to a scheduling conflict. The December meeting will be held at 6:00 on December 10th at Shelter Insurance. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will go back to our normal first Tuesday schedule in January. Parents of Angels offers support and friendship to parents (and other family members) experiencing the loss of a child from miscarriage to the age of 5 years. December 12 • Open House Please join AiM and the MRA as they celebrate their open house on Dec. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Latta Visitor’s and Cultural Center at 205 West Court Ave. in Selmer. Food, fellowship and friends will be available to visitors for this special event. December 13-14 • Christmas in the Park at Pickwick Landing It’s that time of the year again and Pickwick Landing State Park is gearing up for the 9th Annual Christmas in the Park Celebration. The Park will kick off the celebration Dec. 13-14, 2013 as the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce hosts the Holiday Mart inside the conference center at Pickwick Inn. Santa Claus from the North Pole will be there thoughout the weekend, along with the elves. Both nights from 6-9 p.m., sightseers may drive-thru or take a horse drawn wagon or carriage ride thru the park viewing the many dazzling holiday light displays. The weekend will include family-friendly activities and treats that celebrate the warmth of the holiday season through a celebration that is sure to warm the hearts of all. Christmas in the Park has been one of the most anticipated and well- received events of the year” shared Chamber Director Beth Pippin. “Geared towards families, this event will definitely be a perfect way to ring in the holidays with the beauty of the lake and the awe of the season”. Other activities include kiddie train ride to see Santa, bedtime story reading with the elves, Breakfast with Santa, children’s crafts, face painting, the Jingle Bell Trail, outdoor Christmas karaoke, local dining and shopping, great festival foods and so much more. For more information about the celebration, call the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce at 731-925-2363, or for Inn accommodations or to sponsor a display call 731-6893135. Visit us at www.hardincountychamber.com or on Facebook. December 16 • Give the Gift of Life this Christmas - Give Blood...the Life You Save Could Be Your Own There will be a Blood Drive for the American Red Cross on Monday, December 16 from 12:30 until 5:30 p.m. at The Marty (Adamsville Community Center) on Park Avenue in Adamsville, Tenn. For more information call Pam Carroll at 731-610-0509.

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Cardinals soar over Eagles with playoff shutout By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Adamsville Cardinals made the trip to Middle Tennessee last week for their Round Three match-up with Eagleville High School.

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It was a cold and rainy night in Middle Tennessee, but the Cardinals were ready to play and were hoping to come away with a win so that they could have their rematch against TCA. In the opening quarter the Cardinals started the game with the ball and this hard hitting contest was underway. The Cardinals were able to move the ball in the first possession, but they were not able to find the end zone and were forced to give the ball to the Eagles. Adamsville was ready for the Eagles on defense and dug in ready to play in the first quarter. As the Cardinals had the Eagles backed up close to their own end zone, Chris Bernier came off the edge and blocked the third punt in two games for the Cardinals. The blocked punt was sent flying out of bounds, and the Cardinals took the early lead 2-0. The Cardinals kept the ball after the safety and began to work their way back down the field, but unfortunately could not get into the end zone and the quarter ended with the Cardinals up by a score of 2-0. Into the second quarter, Luke Kiser, Jacob Dengler and the Cardinal defense dug in to prove that they are one of the best in the state at stopping the run. With Eagleville’s number one running back out of the game, they had real problems moving the ball against the tough Cardinal defense. After Adamsville got the ball back, it was a steady diet of Zak Neary running the ball, and it paid off when Neary found the end zone with little more than five minutes left in the first half of the game. With the extra point good, the Cardinals had momentum that they were hoping to carry into halftime. However, before the Cards would get a chance to go back into the locker room, the strong defense got the ball back and it was time to see if the Cardinals could put more points on the board. Unfortunately for Adamsville, on their drive before the half, Seth Paul would throw one of his two interceptions and get the ball back to the Eagles with less than a minute left to play in the first half. Although they had the turnover late, the Cardinals defense came in, held strong and did not allow Eagleville to even move the ball before going into halftime up 9-0. As both teams came out of the half, the misty rain continued to fall, but the Cardinals were still ready to play.

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Zak Neary takes the handoff from quarterback Seth Paul last week in their playoff game against the Eagleville Eagles.

Bobcats take on Lions, Tigers on the hardwood By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

Both the Lady Bobcats and the Bobcat boys fell to Middleton in an away game last Friday night with the Lady Bobcats taking the plunge first.

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With 24 turnovers, Coach Jerry Lott said the Lady Bobcats had too many turnovers and some breakdowns on the defensive end that resulted in the loss. The Lady Bobcats came out strong though, ending the first quarter with a tie 10-10. However, Middleton outscored the Lady Bobcats by eight points in the second quarter for a halftime score of 27-19 for Middleton. Not only were there defensive struggles, as Lott remarked, but according to the stats, there seemed to be a breakdown on the offensive side also, with the Lady Bobcats shooting with just a 36 percent success, making 12 shots out of 33 attempted and making none of the eight attempted three points. As far as free throws go, though the team made six free throws out of the seven attempted. In the second half, Middleton continued to jump ahead earning 18 points in the third quarter to the Lady Bobcats’ eight points. Then again in the fourth ,Middleton scored 10 points more than the Lady Bobcats and the game ended 58-30 for Middleton. The Bobcat boys didn’t fare much better than the Lady Bobcats. (MCHS) Mallorie Sweat: 11 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO, 3 PF; Haven Phelps: 7 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 TO, 3 PF; Madi Rose Hammock: 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 6 TO, 1 PF; Margie Coleman: 2 Pts, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO, 1 PF; Porsha Chappell: 7 Reb, 4 TO, 3PF; Olivia Mitchell: 2 TO; Kaitlyn West: 10 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 TO, 4 PF; Selika McCord: 2 Reb, 1 TO, 2 PF

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Kirby Tacker takes the shot just outside the lane in the Bobcats’ win over the Trinity Christian Lions.

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The Bobcats began trailing behind Middleton in the first quarter by nine points. It was nothing that couldn’t have been overcome, had Middleton not jumped ahead another 12 points to the Bobcats 11 in the second quarter with a halftime score of 42-21 for Middleton. “They ended the second quarter on a…run to put us way behind, and we never recovered,” said Coach Steve Forsythe about the first half. He said the Bobcats came within 13 points of Middleton’s lead a couple times in the second half but never headed them off. “We can’t keep shooting like we were and expect to beat a quality opponent like Middleton,” said Forsythe. Like the Lady Bobcats, the Bobcats had a 36 percent success rate on shooting, making 22 shots out of

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Cardinals sweep Rebels in early county match-up By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Adamsville Jr. High Cardinals made the trip across the county to take on the Bethel Rebels and came home with the sweep.

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The Lady Cards got off to a strong start in the county match-up against the Lady Rebels, and they held the momentum throughout the contest. In the first quarter, the Lady Cards looked to set the tone on the defensive side of the floor, and they were able to do just that as they held the Lady Rebels to only five points in the quarter while scoring 12 of their own. With a huge boost from seventh grader Alexis Wynn, who recorded a double-double, the Lady Cards had the lead but the Lady Rebels were not going to give up. Led by Emily Phillips-Harmon and Katie Turner, the Lady Rebels battled back in the second quarter. Both teams were playing with high intensity, and the Lady Rebels were able to slow down the Lady Cards offense ,and tied the Cardinals in the second quarter 8-8. Starting the third quarter up 20-13, the Lady Cards were trying to extend their lead and come away with the county win on the road, but the Lady Rebels were not going to give in so easily. Both teams fought during the third quarter but Adamsville was able to outscore their opponent once again and take a 25-17 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Lady Rebels were right with the Cards play after play but they were not able to overcome the deficit they found themselves in after the first quarter. In the final frame, the Lady Cards were once again able to come out on top and they took the county win 31-22. “They played hard, but we had too many turnovers,” said Lady Cardinal head coach Shelly Wynn. “We need to do a better job taking care of the ball, but it was a good win. Both teams played hard and we just have to work on getting better every day.”

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dinal defense on top of them. Even though they were able to slow the Cardinals down, the Rebels were still out scored 8-2 in the third quarter and had a large hole to climb out of. In the fourth quarter, the Rebels surged, but so did the Cardinals. Bethel was able to record their highest scoring quarter with 13 points, but the Cards were able to score 12 of their own and take home the county win after completing the sweep. “We played better on the road,” said Cardinal head coach Chad Austin. “It was good to get a win before the Thanksgiving break.”

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(AJHS) Alexis Wynn: 19 Pts, 11 Reb; Lauren Phillips: 8 Pts, 2 Reb; Sarah Shoate: 4 Pts, 4 Reb; Darby Sweeney: 3 Reb; Gracie Hutton: 2 Reb; Madison Hollin: 2 Reb; Molley Howell: 4 Reb (Bethel) Emily Phillips-Harmon: 7 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 7 Stl; Emma Spencer: 6 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Blk; Katie Turner: 7 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast; Kailie Lott: 5 Reb, 1 Ast; Marlee Smith: 6 Reb, 1 Stl; Khyla Wade-Warren: 2 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

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The Cardinals wanted to use the momentum from the girls game to get a big county win, and they came out strong against the Rebels. Led by Woody Hancock and Tre’ Blankenship, the Cardinals got off to the start they wanted and took an early lead going up 9-6 over the Rebels. It was in the second quarter that the Cardinals exploded on offense and put 14 points on the board looking to take the county win. The Rebels would not make it easy for the Cardinals though. Behind the strong play of Cornelius Bailey, Kabrari Finnie and Josiah Sanders, the Rebels fought and tried to stay with the Cardinals throughout the first half. Coming out of the locker room after halftime, the Rebels had problems getting their offense going with the strong Car-

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Selmer Lions sweep the Michie Blue Devils in county play By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

The Lady Lions and Lion boys both took the win over the Blue Devils in a game at Selmer Middle last Thursday night with the Lady Lions leading the win in the first game.

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In what started off as an evenly matched, albeit slow first quarter, the Lady Blue Devils led the scoring just one point ahead 3-2 at the end of the first quarter. However, the second quarter, the Lady Lions caught up with the Lady Blue Devils and took the lead with a halftime score of 11-7 for the Lions. After halftime, the Lady Lions continued to lead the scoring in the third quarter, earning four more points in the third than the Lady Blue Devils and a final third quarter score of 19-11 with a lead by the Lions. While the Lady Blue Devils out scored the Lady Lions in the fourth quarter by one point, it was not enough to overtake the Lions lead, and the game ended 23-16 for the Lady Lions. Bridget Merry, Lady Blue Devils coach, said she was pleased with the Blue Devils defensive effort and the intensity with which they played and despite “coming up on the losing end tonight,” the Lady Blue Devils will be ready to meet the Lady Lions again when the Lions travel to Michie later in the season. The Lion boys followed the Lady Lions lead with another win in the second game of the night.

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The Lions looked to come on the court and follow the Lady Lion lead and take a win from the Blue Devils. The game started slow for the Lions, and they found themselves down at halftime. However, coach Riley and the Lions came out on fire after halftime and they were able to battle their way back and take the lead over the Blue Devils. Once the Lions battled ahead, they never looked back, and they were able to come away with the county win against the Devils. Coach Stacy Riley said though the Lions were behind in the first half they bounced back in the second. “It’s good to get that first win of the season.” “We played about as good in the first half as you can play. I thought we played well in the first half,” said Coach Michael Cleary, “but we got into a little trouble in the second half.” He said he had to give credit to the Lions who were down by nine points in the first half and came back in the second.

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Monday Night Football This week’s action on Monday Night Football was an exciting match-up between the Washington Redskins and the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers came into the game with a 6-4 record and are looking to get themselves more established in the playoff picture, while the Redskins who came in 3-7 are looking to revive their season. The 49ers were able to dominate most of the game on the defensive side and made it hard on Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to get any rhythm. Griffin and the Redskins were not able to get any offense going throughout the entire game and only managed to put up six points in the game, which came in the second quarter. San Francisco stayed strong and gave a dominating performance on Monday night, and if they keep their defense strong could return to that championship contender form they had last

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(Top Right) Tot Moore, class of 1953, sports her senior sweater as she poses with her niece, Sarah Moore, class of 1964. Tot says about the sweater that her class had them special made. She says people keep asking her where she found “that old thing.” She replies, “I just dragged this thing out of the bottom of my cedar chest.” (Bottom Right) James White, Michie class of 1959, stands with his formidable opponent back in the day, James Horton, Ramer class of 1959. White says of Horton, “He was the lead scorer in Tennessee in ’59. He was something else.” The two reminisced about how clearly they remember an important game they played against each other. White says about having their picture taken together, “I would be honored. We haven’t seen each other since we graduated.” (Top Left) James Horton, Ramer class of 1959 and lead scorer in Tennessee that year, reads an old paper clipping of a photograph of the Michie 1959 boys basketball team.(Bottom Left) Michie School held a commemoration ceremony in honor of Michie School history this Monday night recognizing past alumni and ball players, staff and other historical figures for the school. Guests were invited to gather in the Michie library where they, peruse and reminisce, over past yearbooks and paper clippings.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Cards sweep Clifton, split with Wayne County By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Adamsville Cardinals had a great week on the hardwood. The Cardinals were able to sweep Clifton, but the Lady Cards were not able to top Wayne County.

Adamsville 53 Clifton 44

The Lady Cardinals were hungry for a win, and Clifton was next on their list. Adamsville got off to a bit of a slow start on offense, but were able to stay close. The tight defense and effort kept the Lady Cardinals right there, and they were only down 12-10 after the first quarter. Moving into the second, the Lady Cards kept the strong defense going and were able to limit Clifton to nine points. Unfortunately for the Cards, they were only able to score eight points of their own. Going into halftime, the Lady Cards were down 21-18, but after the half the Lady Cards came out on fire. Adamsville was able to out score Clifton in the third quarter 14-6 and take the lead going into the fourth quarter. Clifton was able to surge late in the game on offense, but so were the Lady Cardinals. Putting up their most points, Adamsville scored 21 in the fourth and was able to hang on and take the win.

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Adamsville 75 Clifton 24

The Cardinals exploded out of the locker room against Clifton and quickly jumped out to a huge lead. The offense was shooting well, and the defense was making it hard for Clifton to do anything. Adamsville jumped out to a 21-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The Cardinals were able to continue their good play through the second quarter, and put up another 21 points before going into the locker room up big. After the half, the Cardinals kept up the good play and once again put up 21 points while holding Clifton to just 11. At this point, the Cardinals were up huge and able to get some young guys in the game to get valuable time and experience. Adamsville held on and won the game big 75-24.

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Moving into the second quarter, the Lady Cards had trouble getting their offense going and were only able to put 6 points up on the board. Adamsville went into halftime down 2717. Coming out of the half, the Lady Cards were able to turn up the defense and hold the Wildcats to only five points, but were only able to score eight of their own. Although they cut into the lead, the Lady Cards were still down, and they had to fight in the fourth quarter if there was going to be a comeback. Unfortunately, the Lady Cards were not able to make the comeback and they fell at home to Wayne county.

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The Cardinals came out on the court, and they looked ready to play as they took an early lead against the Wildcats. Towards the end of the quarter, Wayne county was able to make a move and cut into the lead, but Adamsville was able to stay on top 12-10. The second quarter was just as competitive as the first, as both teams played well. Adamsville was able to run with the Wildcats point for point, and they extended their lead going into half time. After the half, the Cardinals came out and took the wind out of the Wildcats’ sails. Wayne county was not able to move the ball well and they found themselves falling further in the hole. Up 41-29 going into the fourth quarter, the Cards were in good shape to hang on and come away with the win, and that is exactly what they did. With great play and good defense they held on a took the 53-39 win in their home gym.

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(AHS) Lane Burcham: 6 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast; Jack Majors: 4 Pts, 9 Reb; Tucker Campbell: 17 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Ast; Tyler Hammock: 11 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast; Dekorea Dilworth: 15 Pts, 1 Reb

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(AHS) Lane Burcham: 17 Pts, 2 Reb; Jack Majors: 2 Pts, 9 Reb; Tucker Campbell: 24 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast; Jake Miller: 5 Pts, 2 Reb; Micah Harris: 5 Pts; Des Whitley: 5 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast; Dakorea Dilworth: 8 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast; Dreyton Barnes: 2 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast; Tyler Luna: 5 Pts, 1 Reb; Riley Jenkins: 2 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

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The Lady Cardinals were looking to ride the momentum of their win over Clifton but could not have the same results against Wayne county. The Lady Cards were playing well in the first half but missed a few easy baskets and had problems handling Wayne county’s size in the middle. Adamsville fought and found themselves down four points after the first quarter.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013

INDEPENDENT APPEAL v PAGE 7B

Blue Devils celebrate their history while battling the Eagles on the hardwood Eagles 57 Blue Devils 39

By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

It was a split win at Michie this Monday night as the Eagle boys took the win over the Blue Devil boys, but the Lady Blue Devils took the win over the Lady Eagles.

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The Lady Blue Devils had an early lead by 16 points in the first quarter, a lead the Lady Eagles just couldn’t overcome. Though in the second quarter the Eagles and the Blue Devils equally scored four points, the Blue Devils maintained their lead with a halftime score of 21-5. The Lady Blue Devils continued to outscore the Lady Eagles in the third and fourth quarters, and the game ended 44-14 for the Lady Blue Devils. “The girls played well tonight,” said Lady Blue Devils coach Bridget Merry. “They worked hard on defense…they were able to get some steals and fast break points.” She said they were able to play some younger players and give them some experience. Lady Eagle’s coach, Meribeth Beohler, said the girls had a “great shooting night” though they experienced too many turnovers. She said they had a better performance in the second half, but by then it was too late for the win. Overall, Beohler said the girls played well. Between the girls’ game and the boys’ game, Michie Elementary School held a commemoration in honor of the school’s history, commenting on the new gym floor which showcases the Blue Devil mascot at center court, the new historical display cases in the entrance of the gym and recognizing past alumni and staff of Michie school since as far back as 1949, the last year Michie had a high school. The commemoration ceremony is one part in a larger Michie school history awareness project that began with the rebuilding of the gym floor and will end with a display of a digitally presented history showcase in the entrance to the Michie gym. Past alumni and staff were invited to gather in the Michie library for refreshments throughout the game to catch up and peruse old yearbooks and paper clippings. Back on the hardwood, the Eagle boys followed with a win in the second game of the evening. (Michie) Mackenzie Parson: 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl; Anna Kate Crenshaw: 7 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Stl; Jourdan Dengler: 6 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 8 Stl; Bethany Bennett: 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Greenlea Lipford: 3 Pts, 1 Reb; Alexis Moore: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl; Jacy Fisher: 1 Pt, 1 Reb, 1 Stl (Ramer) Kori Moore: 5 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl; Grace McMahan: 3 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Stl; Mary Grace Hunter: 3 Pts, ; Kayla Windon: 3 Pts, 7 Reb; Kaytlin Weathers: 1 Reb, 1 Stl; Endya Moffat: 2 Stl

The Eagle boys took an early lead, in jumping ahead by six points and ending the first quarter 10-4 for the Eagles. The Eagles continued to burst ahead maintaining their lead with a halftime score of 26-12. While the Blue Devils caught up with the Eagles in total points scored just in the third quarter. With both teams scoring 15 points in the quarter, the Eagles still maintained a substantial lead on the Blue Devils. In the fourth quarter, the Eagles outscored the Blue Devils and ended the game 57-39.

(Ramer) Austin Brown: 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl; Grant McMahan: 6 Pts, 3 Ast, 2 Stl; Kylin Wynn: 11 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl; Chris Sorrell: 6 Pts, 2 Ast; Landon Fowler: 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Ricky Chappell: 1 Reb; Hayden Harris: 2 Pts; Tavion Luster: 1 Pt, 1 Stl; Logan Young: 2 Pts, 1 Reb

Staff Photo by Sarah Rowland

Grant McMahan drives his way through the lane against the Michie Blue Devils last week.

CARDINALS FROM PAGE 1B Eagleville took the opening kickoff of the second half and made an attempt to move against the lock down Cardinal defense. Though they were able to gain a few yards, the Cards held on strong and forced a tough field goal, which the Eagles would ultimately miss. With six minutes left to go in the third quarter, the Cardinals had the ball and were looking to keep the ball on the ground and keep the clock moving. Neary had the assignment to keep getting first downs and keep the clock moving, and with his strong down hill running that is just what he did. The Cards were able to push the ball down the field but just could not find a way to get into the end zone, and the game stayed 9-0 at the end of the third quarter. Time was running out for the Eagles. Going into the fourth quarter, the Cardinals set the game on the shoulders of the defense who had to protect the lead and help carry the Cards to the win. The defense did just that. The Eagles were never able to get anything going on the offensive side of the ball. Late in the fourth quarter, Adamsville looked to add the final nail in the Eagle coffin, when Seth Paul found Ross Burcham in the end zone for the touchdown. With less than a minute left to play, the Redbirds were ahead 16-0 and ready to celebrate the tough road win. With the victory over the Eagles, the Cardinals will be able to play at home for the Semi Finals. This match-up looks to be exciting as the Trinity Christian Lions will be coming back to Adamsville for a rematch. In their first contest earlier this season, the Lions were able to take one from the Cardinals 28-21 at home, and the Redbirds will be looking for sweet revenge. This Friday night’s game will feature two of the best teams in the state, and they will be battling for their spot in the 2013 State Championship game in Cookeville Tennessee.

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(AHS) (Rushing) Jacob Wallis: 2 Car, 3 Yds; Zak Neary: 34 Car, 192 Yds, TD; Chris Irons: 3 Car, 24 Yds; Seth Paul: 2 Car, 0 Yds; Dustin Neill: 2 Car, 8 Yds; Jacob Dengler: 2 Car, 3 Yds (Passing) Seth Paul: 3-8, 55 Yds, TD, 2 INT (Receiving) Jacob Wallis: 2 Rec, 30 Yds; Ross Burcham: 1 Rec, 25 Yds, TD (Defense) Luke Kiser: 6 Tkl, TFL, Sack; Zak Neary: 2 Tkl, 1 Ast; Dylan Whirley: 1 Tkl; Hutch Hefner: 2 Tkl, TFL; Chris Bernier: 4 Tkl, 2 Ast, TFL, Sack; Jacob Dengler: 2 Tkl, 4 Ast; Dylan Sweat: 2 Tkl, 1 Ast; Dustin Wilson: 5 Tkl, 4 Ast, 2 TFL, 2 Sack

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Seth Paul steps back to throw against the Eagleville Eagles in the Cardinals’ playoff win last Friday night.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Showdown in Selmer: Rebels take on the Lions By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Bethel Rebels made the short trip to Selmer Middle School. The Rebels were able to come home with a win, but the Lady Lions defended their home court. Lady Lions 41 Lady Rebels 16 The Lady Lions were playing host to the Lady Rebels, and neither team got off to a very good start in the game. Once they could finally gain a little rhythm, it was Selmer who was able to come out on top and take the lead 4-0. In the second quarter the offensive troubles continued for the Lady Rebels, while Selmer was able to get some points on the board and began to build a comfortable lead. After taking a 13-2 lead into halftime, the Lady Lions came out in the second half and exploded for 17 points. The Lady Rebels did their best to hang on, but the Lions defense was able to keep them from scoring too many and Selmer held on to their lead.

After dominating for most of the game the Lady Lions now had Bethel in a hole that they could not dig out of, and the Lions held on for the county win, 41-16. Rebels 49 Selmer 36 The Lions were looking too keep the good play going and get a win over the Rebels themselves. Unfortunately for the Lions, coach Skylar Crayton and the Rebels had other plans. Bethel came out ready to play, and took the lead after the first quarter 10-7. Selmer stayed right with the Rebels and the game seemed to go bucket for bucket for most of the time. Bethel was able, however, to score a few more and extend their lead to 22-16 at the half. Coming out of halftime, the Rebels came out and exploded and put up 13 points while holding the Lions to two of their own. The Rebels were able to get their young guys on the court in the fourth quarter, and they were able to hang on for the big county win.

Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo

Keylyn Barnes makes a move close to the three point line in the Rebels game against the Lions last week.

BOBCATS FROM PAGE 1B

attempted. Unlike the Lady Bobcats, the Bobcat boys only had a 50 percent free throw success rate, making just five out of 10 attempted shots, but also seeing less turnovers than the Lady Bobcats with 16 turnovers in the game. The Bobcats were only four points behind Middleton in the third quarter which ended with Middleton in the lead by 17 points. Again, the two teams were more evenly matched in scoring with the Bobcats just two points behind Middleton in the fourth, but their lead was already too substantial, and the Bobcats took the loss 70-51 for Middleton.

(MCHS) Terrell Harris: 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 TO, 2 Stl, 4 PF; Reggie McNeal: 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Blk, 1 TO, 1 Stl, 1 PF; Clay Dancer: 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 TO, 1 PF; Jonathan Nixon: 9 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 TO, 6 Stl, 3 PF; Kirby Tacker: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 TO, 1 Stl, 3 PF; X’Adrian Borner: 2 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 TO, 1 Stl, 3 PF; Nick Crabb: 2 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 PF; Grant Goodman: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 TO, 1 PF; Deanthony Prather: 1 PF; Travon McClendon: 1 TO, 1 Stl; Austin Pace: 2 Reb; Eli Bond: 1 Reb; Caleb Kennedy: 1 Reb

McNairy Central Trinity Christian

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The Lady Bobcats were looking to bounce back after the loss to the Tigers, and the Lions were next in line. The Lady cats got off to a fast start scoring 14 points in the first quarter, and they kept the momentum going for the entire game. Going into the second quarter, the Lady Cats got a huge boost from Kaitlyn West down low who scored ten points in the quarter and helped extend the Lady Cat lead to 34-21. McNairy was able to come out of half time and continue to play well and were able to extend their lead going into the fourth and final quarter. With strong defense and the offense still clicking, the Lady Cats battled and came away with the home win.

(MCHS) Haven Phelps: 6 Pts; Porsha Chappell: 9 Pts; Mallorie Sweat: 15 Pts; Kaitlyn West: 22 Pts; Selika McCord: 1 Pt

McNairy Central Trinity Christian

Staff Photo by Christen Coulon

Porsha Chappell takes a jump shot against Trinity Christian Academy in the Lady Cats win over the Lady Lions.

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Looking to work off the momentum created by the Lady Cats the Bobcats took the court against the Lions and looked to complete the sweep. The Bobcats came out and in a low scoring first quarter took the lead over the Lions 6-3. Moving into the second the Bobcats tried to keep the intensity up on the defensive side while they tried to get their offense rolling. With the help of Jonathan Nixon, who scored 15 points in the game, the Bobcats were able to pull away NOTICE TO PUBLIC before the half and went to the break with a 19-11 lead over the Lions. In the second half both teams were able to get their offenses rolling, but the Bobcats were still able to hang on and outscore the Lions and extend their lead going into the fourth. In the fourth quarter the Bobcat offense really came alive and was able to add 22 points to their total and extend their lead, completing the sweep at home over the Lions. “We did not shoot the ball very well,” said head coach Steve Forsythe. “Our intensity was not where I VOLUNTEER would like it to be, but an ugly win is still a win. We have FIREFIGHTER a lot to work on in the future, and we are trying to get Bethel Springs Fire better every day.” Department will have a meeting on 12/19/13 (MCHS) Jonathan Nixon: 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast; Nick Crabb: 9 at 6:30 p.m. for anyone Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast; Grant Goodman: 7 Pts, 1 Reb; Terrell Harris: interested in becoming a 7 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast; Eli Bond: 6 Pts; Caleb Kennedy: 4 Pts, 1 voluntary firefighter. Reb; X’Adrian Borner: 2 Pts, 2 Reb; Kirby Tacker: 2 Pts

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013

INDEPENDENT APPEAL v PAGE 9B

SES announces November Student of the Month Submitted Photo

Selmer Elementary School and Project BASIC are proud to announce the Students of the Month for November. November’s theme for Student of the Month was “CITIZENSHIP” (based on the pillars of character each student learns) and all of these students were chosen for their ability to show this particular character trait. The students learn about character building skills in their guidance classes and also in their Project BASIC classes. We are all so proud of each of these students. It is so important to show “CITIZENSHIP” at school (and everywhere else). Each student deserves special recognition for this accomplishment. These students were each given a special certificate and a treat from McDonalds to recognize their achievement. Congratulations to each and every one. Bottom Row (Kindergarten): Mikey King, Addison Ashe, Jaylee Morris, Hannah Conner, Landon Hodge, James Cooper. Second Row (First Grade): Cooper Caswell, Molleigh Burnett, Alex Martinez, Darren Hurt, Shiv Patel, Ja’hanna Davis, Claire Talbott. Third Row (Second Grade): Jared Amaro, Bryton Scott, Jackson Overton, Kathryn Bolton, Alyssa Gray, Maddie Kirby. Fourth Row (Third Grade): Avery Court, Ethan Mullins, Kierston Kiddy, Shelby Jarrett, Olivia Oliver. Top Row (Fourth Grade): Makayla Amos, Cameran Lee, Emma Whitten, Lily O’Neal, Nakaya Lusk, Natalie Latham. Not Pictured: Arianna Stricklin (Kindergarten)

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On October 31st, Mr. Larry Patterson was honored with a surprise retirement reception for his 27 years of service with the McNairy County School System. The faculty, staff, and students of Selmer Elementary School wish Mr. Patterson the best for his retirement and look forward to him visiting his second family at SES from time to time. Congratulations, Mr. Patterson, and best wishes.

Volume 09 Issue 27 November 27, 2013 Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association

Grant McMahan, 8th grade son of Van and Christy McMahan, has always had an interest and talent in art. He loves to draw. When Ramer School’s administration decided to upgrade the conference room, Grant was asked to be a part of the planning by creating a piece of artwork for public display. With the guidance of his step-grandmother, Peggy Mulder, Grant chose a photograph he was interested in. With a few simple lessons, he drew and painted this lovely piece of artwork that is now on display for everyone to see. Grant, a 14 year old, will attend MCHS in the fall. He plans to take art classes while in high school. When asked what he wants to pursue as a career, he is quite interested in being a Doctor of Orthopedics. We are certain that whatever Grant chooses to do—he will be successful. If you have the opportunity to visit Ramer School in the near future, ask to see Grant’s work. We are proud of it—and him, and we are sure you will be also.

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EDITOR Libby Holland STAFF: Matalyn Nasalroad ADVISER Lisa Forsythe

UPCOMING EVENTS:

November 27-29 •School dismissed for Thanksgiving Holidays December 2 •FR BB Hardin Co A 6:00 December 3 •Pep Rally during HR •BB Adamsville H 6:00 December 5 •CIA Meeting during HR •BB TCA A 6:00 December 6 •Mistletoe Ball 7-11 pm December 7 •BB Middleton H 6:00 December 10 •End-of-Course Exams: Algebra I & II •BB Clifton A 6:00 December 11 •End-of-Course Exams: English I, II & III December 12 •End-of-Course Exams: Biology & Chemistry December 13 •End-of-Course Exams: American History •BB Fayette Ware H 6:00 December 16 •Art Club Christmas Party 3:00

The National Honor Society held its’ annual induction ceremony on November 19, 2013. Newly inducted members are: SENIORS Lizzie Beene Abbey Brown Andrew Dunn Brook Holland Libby Holland Lauren Ingle Autumn Locke Garrett Penna Andy Robinson Mason Ruby Kristen Wilkins Averi Yalda

JUNIORS Trudy Berryman Kelly Beth Ernest Ryleigh Hilliard Anna Grace Hively Ian Jobe Chase Smith Maggie Whitaker Alexis Wynn

SOPHOMORES Emma Foret Hannah Kiestler Molly Grace King Allie Ray Kristen Rowsey Megan Stevens Abbie Sweat Kaila Wagoner


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School Menus McNairy County Elementary Breakfast Dec - 2 Mini Pancakes Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

Dec - 3 Biscuit & Peppered Gravy Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 4 Sausage Breakfast Pizza or Yogurt Parfait Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 5 Chicken & Biscuit Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 6 Sausage & Biscuit Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk McNairy County Elementary Lunch Dec - 2 Popcorn Chicken/Roll or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Broccoli/Cheese Sauce Garden Salad Diced Peaches Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 3 Ravioli Casserole/Roll or BBQ Sandwich or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Tiny Whole Potatoes Baked Beans Creamy Cole Slaw Garden Salad Fresh Fruit Choice

Apostolic:

Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

Dec - 4 Cheeseburger or Roasted Chicken/Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad French Fries Peas & Carrots Garden Salad Mandarin Oranges Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 5 Cheese Sticks/Sauce or Steak & Gravy/Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Green Beans Garden Salad Mixed Fruit Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 6 Pepperoni Wedge Pizza or Traveling Taco or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad French Fries Pinto Beans Garden Salad Diced Strawberry Cups Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Adamsville High & McNairy Central Lunch Menus Dec - 2 Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza or Popcorn Chicken/Roll or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad French Fries Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Black Eye Peas Garden Salad Chilled Peaches Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 3

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013

SES hosts Retired Teacher’s Luncheon

Cheese Sticks/Sauce or Mini Corn Dogs or Rotel Chicken/Rice or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad French Fries Glazed Carrots Whole Kernel Corn Garden Salad Blushing Pears Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 4 Pepperoni Wedge Pizza or Cheeseburger or Tangerine Chicken/Rice & Egg Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad French Fries Asian Green Beans Stir Fry Supreme Garden Salad Mandarin Oranges Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 5 Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza or Spicy Chicken Sandwich or Spaghetti/ Breadstick or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad French Fries Tiny Whole Potatoes Green Peas Garden Salad Baked Apples Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 6 Sausage Stuffed Crust Pizza or Buffalo Style Hot Wings or Steak & Gravy/ Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad French Fries Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Green Beans Garden Salad Diced Peaches Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

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Fourth grade students from Selmer Elementary perform for teachers and staff. Submitted Selmer Elementary School hosted its annual Retired Teacher’s Luncheon in the library at SES on Friday, November 22, 2013. The retired teachers and staff members each received a personal invitation in the mail that was written by the 4th graders at Selmer Elementary. There were many students involved in helping prepare for and host the event. Students in grades k-3 were responsible for greeting and escorting the retired teachers and staff to their seats and attending to their needs as they arrived. All 4th grade students performed

a song for the attendees. There was also a group of 4th grade leaders who worked with Mrs. Wendy Cox in serving lunch to the teachers. Selmer Elementary wishes to thank all of our retired teachers and staff for their many years of service to McNairy County Schools. We are blessed by your attendance and willingness to continue your support of McNairy County Schools. We also want to thank Mrs. Wendy Cox for helping decorate for the event and for working so hard to prepare our SES Leaders for their role in the event. We look forward to the event again next November.

SMS Hosts ‘On Our Own’

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Eighth graders learn to manage finances. Submitted Eighth grade students at Selmer Middle School got a chance to have real world experience when Mrs. Molly Cheshier, Gear Up Grant Coordinator, and Mrs. Julie Harstin, 4-H Leader, came to visit on October 14, 2013. Each eighth grader was given a job and told how much they would earn while working that job. They first had to subtract taxes from their salaries to get their Net Incomes. Several booths with community members working were set up to help students buy houses, buy cars, buy insurance, pay utilities, buy groceries, and pay any unexpected bills that came up. It was a real learning experience for students to have to think about housing, transportation, food, and the other necessities of life. Pictured above is Connie Henson, Project Enrich Bookkeeper/Administrator helping students to pay their utility bill at “In the Dark Utilities.”

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.

Adamsville, Tennessee PRIME CARE MEDICAL CENTER 270 E. Court Avenue • Selmer, TN • (731) 645-7932 710 East Main • Adamsville, TN • (731) 632-3383 426 White Avenue • Henderson, TN • (731) 989-2174

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.

Trinity Baptist Church 7193 Michie-Pebble Hill Rd Hwy 224 South Michie, TN 38357 Pastor - George Kyle Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study: 6:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Finger Finger-Leapwood Road, Finger Bobby Bray, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Evening: 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Jonathan Wilbanks Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Church Service: 11 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. Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Pastor: Bro. Don Singleton Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Gravel Hill Baptist Church 86 Tom Baker Rd., Ramer Pastor: Bro. Eric Jones Church Phone: 645-6776 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Lakeview Baptist Church 877 W. Cherry, Selmer Bro. Harold King Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 Lorraine Baptist Church Melvin Qualls Rd., Michie, TN Trent Nethery, Jr., Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m./6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Spr. Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy, TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Unity Baptist Church Unity Church Road, Ramer Dr. Ronald Meeks, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville James Stophel, Pastor Church of Christ: Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy. 22 S., Michie Shawn Weaver, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Van Vansandt, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Cypress Tank Church of Christ 2645 Cypress Tank Rd., Pocahontas Dr. Brian Jackson, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Eastside Church of Christ 1366 E. Poplar, Selmer Luke DeLavergne, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy. 45 S., Selmer Shobeck Dethrow, Minister Fourth Street Church of Christ 142 N. Fourth St., Selmer Jeremy Weekley, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Liberty Church of Christ 1005 North Liberty Road Michie, TN 38357 731-239-4500 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.

Stantonville Church of Christ 8228 Hwy. 142, Stantonville Randy Cook, Minister Matt Cook, Minister Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Cody Hill, Pastor Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Church of God: Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Pleasant Site Baptist Church 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Ramer Baptist Church 3899 Hwy. 57 West, Ramer James Young, Pastor Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Center Ridge Pentecostal Church of God 910 Center Ridge Rd., Bethel Springs Rev. Terry Resley, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 Sunday Morning Service: 10:45 Sunday Night Service: 5:30 Wednesday: 7:00 Piney Grove Church of God 888 Rose Creek Rd., Selmer Aaron Moss, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Church of God of Prophecy:

Church of God of Prophecy Hwy. 22 N., Adamsville Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 1642 Curtis Hill Church Rd., Bethel Springs Richard Horner, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 3886 Main St., Bethel Springs 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. Cumberland Presbyterian: 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. Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. 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.

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

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.

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.

Pebble Hill Methodist Ch. 2768 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Rev. Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Purdy Presbyterian Church Purdy, TN Selmer, 610-1859 Chris Dancer, Pastor Service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Stantonville United Methodist Church 8351 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN David Harstin, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Sulphur Springs United Methodist Located on Sulphur Springs Rd., Selmer Jim Barber, Pastor Children’s Church: 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

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

Seventh-Day Adventist:

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

Other/Non-Denominational:

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 4203 Shiloh Road Corinth, MS Mike Dickson, Vicar Sunday School Adult: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service: 10 a.m. Sunday School Children Adult: 10 a.m. Pentecostal:

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.

Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Paul Henley, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. World of Truth Church Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Larry Cooksey, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. God’s Way Church 1121 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Billy Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m.

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

Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 7 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. For info call 731-434-0097 www.onechurchnow.com

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

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.

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.

Lutheran Missouri Synod:

Mike Sweeney, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday Nights: 7:00 p.m. Phone 731-727-1177 www.faithpointechurch.com

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.

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.

Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church 46 Beauty Hill Road Bethel Springs, TN Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Highway 57 West Sunday School: 10 a.m. Ramer, TN Sunday Worship Service: 10:55 a.m. Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday Evening (2nd & 4th) 5 p.m. Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Evening: 7:15 p.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Bethel Springs United Pentecostal Methodist: 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs Jeff Young, Pastor Adamsville First Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. United Methodist Wednesday: 7 p.m. 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson First United Sunday School: 10 a.m. Pentecostal Eastview Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. 7810 Hwy 45 S., Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Buena Vista Methodist Church Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Tull Road, Bethel Springs Monday: 7 p.m. Jim Barber, Pastor Wednesday: 7:15 p.m. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. The Sanctuary of MPC First United Methodist Church 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville 1122 West Cherry Ave., Selmer Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Sunday: New Generation Sun. School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Praise Service 8:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Gateway Holiness Chapel Wednesday Nights: Supper 6 p.m. 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Bible Study & Breakouts: 7-7:45 p.m. Michael Price, Pastor Hickory Flatt United Methodist Church Puron Rd., Hickory Flatt Dick Humphrey, Pastor Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Worship - 10:15 a.m.

Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.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

ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 1318 Poplar (Hwy. 64) • Selmer, TN 38375 Telephone: 731-645-4188 Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor

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503 - PUBLIC NOTICES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated DECEMBER 19, 1996, executed by VANESSA K. WARREN, A SINGLE PERSON, to SCOTT HARRIS, Trustee, of record in TRUST DEED BOOK 241, PAGE 305, for the benefit of VOLUNTEER BANK, in the Register’s Office for MCNAIRY County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES AND/OR JESSICA D. BINKLEY, either of whom may act, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for MCNAIRY County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described; WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was last assigned to TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BY AND THROUGH ITS SERVICER AND AUTHORIZED AGENT, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, and as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES/JESSICA D. BINKLEY, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013 AT 12:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME), AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MCNAIRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN SELMER, MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described

property in MCNAIRY County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF MCNAIRY, TENNESSEE: Lying and being in the city of Selmer, FoUrth Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, BEGINNING at a rebar iron pin in The East right-ofway of Foust Road, in the Southern boundary of UNITED Southern Development Corporation property OF RECORD in Deed Book 69, Page 81, in the Register’s Office Of McNairy County, Tennessee; thence North 88 degrees 47 minutes 25 seconds East For a distance of 199.98 Feet with the southern boundary of United Southern Development Corporation property to AN iron pipe at FENCE corner; thence South 03 degrees 55 minutes 28 seconds West for a distance of 101.02 FEET TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE South 03 degrees 55 minutes 29 seconds West for a Distance of 50.00 feet to an iron pin, the Northeast corner of Georgene Prather lot, see Deed Book 151, PAGE 9; thence South 89 degrees 03 minutes 50 seconds West for a distance of 199.18 feet with the Northern boundary of said Prather Lot to an iron pin in the Eastern right-of-way of said Foust Road; thence North 03 degrees 39 minutes 11 seconds East for a distance of 150.00 feet with the Eastern right-of-way of said Foust Road to the point of Beginning, containing 0.687 acres, more or less . The foregoing legal description iS based upon a plat of survey of James A. Martin, Registered Land Surveyor, Tennessee Cer-

tificate Number 1469, which plat of survey is dated December 17, 1996.

BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO VANESSA K. WARREN, BY WARRANTY DEED DATED DECEMBER 19, 1996 OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 157, PAGE 59, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

SEE ALSO WARRANTY DEED OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 185, PAGE 728 AND QUIT CLAIM DEED OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 189, PAGE 616, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 131 FOUST LANE, SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375 (A/K/A ROUTE #3, BOX 529, SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375).

MAP 080 PARCEL 063.64

THE SALE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF ANY TENANT(S) OR OTHER PARTIES OR ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY.

THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS WHICH TAKE PRIORITY OVER THE DEED OF TRUST UNDER WHICH THIS FORECLOSURE SALE IS CONDUCTED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PRIORITY OF ANY FIXTURE FILING. IF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY/ INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, OR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ARE LISTED AS INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE ADVERTISEMENT, THEN THE NOTICE  OF THIS FORECLOSURE IS BEING GIVEN TO THEM, AND THE SALE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES RIGHT TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY, ALL AS REQUIRED BY 26 U.S.C. 7425 AND T.C.A. 67-1-1433. IF APPLICABLE, THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF T.C.A. 35-5-117 HAVE BEEN MET.

Tennessee, to wit: Land lying in McNairy County, Tennessee, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a chiseled “X” on the northeast wingwall of a box culvert located, on the east 25 foot margin of S.R. Hwy, #224, being the northmost corner of described tract. Thence leaving said highway margin, along a severance line South 71 36 36 East for 15.56 feet to a half inch iron pin set in a ditch, being the northwest corner of Charles Burks (D.B. 54, pg. 59). Thence along the west ditch line of Burks, South 23 00 00 East for 41.00 feet, South 56 00 00 West for 45.00 feet, South 23 00 00 West for 66 feet, South 40 00 00 West for 37.00 feet, South 24 37 13 West for 209.08 feet to a point being the southmost corner of described tract, and an interior corner of Charles Burks. Thence leaving said ditch along the north line of Burks, North 42 27 54 West passing a half inch iron pin set at 20.00 feet, for a total distance of 154.60 feet to a half inch iron pin set on the east 25 foot margin of S.R. Hwy. #224, being the westmost corner of described tract. Thence along said highway margin, North 47 32 06 East for 187.98 feet, N 47 19 15 East for 68.48 feet, North 44 29 28 East for 83.54 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 0.697 acres. Subject to existing Utility Easements. Situated on this tract is a 1 story wood dwelling. The above description is from a survey performed by Dale E. Sagely, TN RLS #1888, in May/June, 2003, using a T1000 total station, with a Category II closure, and a magnetic North Bearing. Being the same property conveyed to Virginia Burks from Troy A. Burks and wife, Linda A. Burks by deed dated 8/25/03 of record in Deed Book 186, page 660, said Register’s Office. Street Address: 6540 Pebble Hill Road, Michie, Tennessee 38357 Secondary Property Address: 6540 Michie Pebble Hill Road, Michie, TN 38357 Parcel Number: 136002.00 Current Owner(s) of Property: Virginia Burks The street address of the above described property is believed to be 6540 Pebble Hill Road, Michie, Tennessee 38357, 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. 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 you purchase a property at the foreclosure sale, the entire purchase price is due and payable at the conclusion of the auction in the form of a certified/ bank check. No personal checks will be accepted. To this end, you must bring sufficient funds to outbid the lender and any other bidders. Insufficient funds will not be accepted. Amounts received in excess of the winning bid will be refunded to the successful purchaser at the time the foreclosure deed is delivered. 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. Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys. com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690

agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on January 6, 2014 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR certified funds paid at the conclusion of the sale, or credit bid from a bank or other lending entity pre-approved by the successor trustee. The sale is free from all exemptions, which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows:

File No. 13-053747 15099 26, 27, 28

This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Alberta B. Atkins; Secretary of Housing & Urban Development; McNairy County, Tennessee, HOME Program

THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/ SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: DENNIS B. MOORE AND KAY MOORE THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This day, November 5, 2013. This is improved property known as 131 FOUST LANE, SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375 (A/K/A ROUTE #3, BOX 529, SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375). J. PHILLIP JONES/JESSICA D. BINKLEY, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 1800 HAYES STREET NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 254-4430 www.phillipjoneslaw.com F13-1415 15100 26, 27, 28 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on December 10, 2013 at 10:00AM local time, at the east door, McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Virginia Burks, An Unmarried Woman, to Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Trustee, as trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee for Mortgageit, Inc on August 16, 2005 at Deed of Trust 377, Page 1363; 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: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., its successors and assigns The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder: Described property located at McNairy County,

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated June 19, 2009, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded July 10, 2009, at Book 396, Page 2334 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Alberta B. Atkins, conveying certain property therein described to Alan E. South as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Urban Financial Group, its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an

The land described herein is situated in the State of Tennessee, County of McNairy, and is described as follows: Lot Number 4: Beginning South 85 degrees 38 minutes West 125 feet from the centerline intersection of Lipford Road with a county blacktop road; thence South 88 degrees 34 minutes West with Lipford Road 100 feet; thence South 00 degrees 04 minutes East 275.9 feet to an iron pin; thence North 83 degrees 45 minutes East 90 feet to an iron pin; thence North 02 degrees 04 minutes East 267 feet to the beginning. ALSO KNOWN AS: 920 Atkins Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375-1827

The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for

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the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1490‑237904 DATED November 2013

4,

INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee November 13, 2013 November 20, 2013 November 27, 2013 FHA No. 482-4079478 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ rwatkins_131104_1012 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR. COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM 15098 26, 27, 28 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, MICHAEL J. WILHITE AND TIFFANY A. WILHITE by Deed of Trust (the “Deed of Trust”), dated JULY 10, 2006 and of record in Deed of Trust Book 382, Page 1751, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, conveyed to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee, the hereinafter described real property to secure the payment of a certain Promissory Note (the “Note”) described in the Deed of Trust, which Note was payable to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR WMC MORTGAGE CORP., as last transferred to DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee under POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT Dated as of November 1, 2006 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST 2006-WM3 IN DEED OF TRUST BOOK 410, PAGE 193 IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY, TENNESSEE, and WHEREAS, the said Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee, is unable to act as Trustee under the Deed of Trust, and Mantenn, LLC has been duly appointed Substitute Trustee by the owner and holder of the Note and WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the Note; and WHEREAS, the owner and holder of the Note has demanded that the hereinafter described real property be advertised and sold in satisfaction of the indebtedness and costs of foreclosure in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Note and Deed of Trust.

The notice requirements of T.C.A. §35-5-117 have been satisfied. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that an agent of Mantenn, LLC, Substitute Trustee, pursuant to the power, duty, and authority vested in and conferred by the Deed of Trust, will on Friday, December 6, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder for cash free from all legal, equitable and statutory rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which have been waived in the Deed of Trust, certain real property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, described as follows: LOT NO.6 OF ADDITION NO.3 OF THE TIM AND TINA BROWN DEVELOPMENT: COMMENCE AT AN IRON PIPE MARKER FOUND AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE ORIGINAL CLAY BRITTON PROPERTY AS REFERENCED BY DEED RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 152 AT PAGE 6 IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, SAID POINT BEING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE TIM AND TINA BROWN TRACT WHICH IS A PART OF THE ORIGINAL CLAY BRITTON PROPERTY, REFERENCED BY DB: 166, PG: 236, AND ALSO BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE PARCEL OWNED BY TIM AND TINA BROWN FROM BRIAN DAVID REED, SAID PARCEL REFERENCED BY DB: 172, PG: 248; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 290.000 FEET TO AN IRON PIN FOUND ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A 50 FEET WIDE ROAD; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 50.000 FEET TO AN IRON PIN ON THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID ROAD; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 120.000 FEET TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 120.000 FEET TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 04

See LEGALS, 13B

CAR AUCTION at Flowers Repair

Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at 10 AM

Sold as is - no warranty - Vehicles can be viewed prior to auction. Clear titles to be available thru mechanics lien exercised by Flowers Repair. At Auction:

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LEGALS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013

911 CALLS November 19, 2013 Traffic stop- Jones Street Harassment - Flowers Ln Assist - Gravel Hill Loop Public Service - Hardin Graveyard Gas drive off- Leapwood Enville Rd Attempt to serve- New Bethel Rd Public service- Higginbottom Rd Attempt to serve - Falcon New Bethel Traffic stop- Hwy 45 N Attempt to serve- Buena Vista Rd Attempt to serve - Ben Robinson Ln Attempt to serve- Sol Colston Rd Residential alarm- Pleasant Site Rd Attempt to serve- Finger Leapwood Rd Attempt to serve- Hardin Graveyard Traffic stop- Sonic on 64 November 20, 2013 Escort assist- Hwy 142

Animal control- Hwy 142 Traffic stop- Hwy 64E Speak with an officer- Rowsey School Rd Speak with an officer- Ode Moore Rd Public service Attempt to serve- Tulu Ln Attempt to serve- New Hope Rd Attempt to serve- New Hope Rd Attempt to serve- Albert Robinson Residential alarm- Bethel Purdy Rd Attempt to serve- Mount Vernon Rd Attempt to serve- High School Rd Attempt to serve- Old Lawton Rd Public service- Dowty Rd Stranded motor- Main St Attempt to serve- N Elam St Attempt to serve- East Main St Attempt to serve- Harwood St Wreck injuries- Hamburg Rd November 21, 2013 Suspicious vehicle- Hwy 45 N Public service-Park St Escort assist

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Attempt to serve-Tulu Dr Traffic stop- Hwy 22 / Atkins Rd 911 hang up Public service- Hwy 22N Speak with an officer Traffic stop Attempt to serve- Bob Williams Rd Speak with an officer- Sandy Flat Rd Animal control- Ramer Selmer Rd Wreck no injuries- Hwy 45 S Residential alarm- Rossway Ln Animal control- Hubanks Rd Wreck with injuries- Hwy 64E / Charlie Pounds Brush Fire- Sandy Flat Rd Traffic stop- Dancer/ New Bethel Theft Report- Rushing Rd Reckless Driver- Hwy 45 S Welfare Check- Sandy Flat Rd Extra Parol- Block of Sweet Lips November 22, 2012 Prowler- Mt Vernon Rd Speak with an officer- Industrial Park Suspicious vehicle- Houston Cemetery

Animal control- Chambers Store Rd Domestic physical- Industrial Park Public service Attempt to serve- New Bethel Rd Attempt to serve- Hwy 142 Public service- New Bethel Rd Reckless Driver- Bethesda Purdy Rd Public service- Taylor Rd 911 hang up- Cherrywood Loop Unwanted person- Cemetery Rd Traffic stop- Jim's Best Stop Burglary- Finger Leapwood Vandalism - Industrial Park November 23, 2013 Wreck no injuries - Hwy 57 W Suspicious vehicle - Mt Gilead Rd Wreck no injuries - Sweet Lips Rd Public service - Chambers Store Rd Suspicious vehicle- Bethel Purdy Rd Theft report - Eastview Dollar General Speak with an officer - Hwy 57 W Reckless driver

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SECONDS WEST 40.705 FEET TO AN IRON PIN ON THE SOUTHWEST CORNER ON THE BRANDON BASKINS TRACT AS REFERENCED BY DB: 165, PG: 273; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 142.639 FEET TO AN IRON PIN FOUND ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A PROPOSED PUBLIC ROAD; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 57.255 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET ON THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID PROPOSED PUBLIC ROAD FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST, PASSING THROUGH AN IRON PIN WITNESS MARKER FOUND AT 143.606 FEET, FOR A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 160.686 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTERLINE OF A DITCH; THENCE RUN ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF SAID DITCH THE FOLLOWING: SOUTH 22 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST 56.356 FEET; SOUTH 03 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST 71.707 FEET; SOUTH 30 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 27 SECONDS EAST 50.621 FEET; SOUTH 28 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 05 SECONDS EAST 58.603 FEET; SOUTH 15 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST 81.725 FEET; THENCE LEAVING THE CENTERLINE OF SAID DITCH, RUN NORTH 71 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST, PASSING THROUGH AN IRON PIN WITNESS MARKER SET AT 24.89 FEET, FOR A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 164.055 FEET TO AN IRON PIN SET ON THE WEST RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF SAID PROPOSED PUBLIC ROAD; THENCE RUN NORTH 21 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID PROPOSED PUBLIC ROAD 260.715 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.048 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR #1470, DATED JULY 11, 2005, AS REVISED ON JANUARY 18, 2006, OF RECORD IN PLAT CABINET B, SLIDE 75A, REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

Court of McNairy County, Tennessee, and filed August 11, 2008, r e c o r d ed at Deed of Trust Book 393, Page 1442, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee

Mantenn, LLC, Substitute Trustee Richard B. Maner, P.C. 5775 Glenridge Dr., Bldg D, Ste 100 Atlanta, Georgia 30328 (404) 252-6385

Judgment in favor of CACV of Colorado, LLC vs. Tiffany Wilhite in the amount of $2,155.11, Docket Number 07-462 in the General Sessions Court of McNairy County, Tennessee, and filed December 4, 2 0 0 8 , recorded at Deed of Trust Book 394, Page 1772, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee

THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. AFC12-TN-180 15171 26, 27, 28

THE ABOVE DESCRIPTIONS ARE BASED UPON A PLAT OF SURVEY OF NEWCOMB ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC., RICKY NEWCOMB, TENNESSEE

Judgment in favor of Unifund CCR Partners vs. Michael J. Wilhite in the amount of $679.58, Docket Number 08-315 in the General Sessions

BEING THAT PROPERTY CONVEYED TO MICHAEL J. WILHITE BY WARRANTY DEED OF JEREMY W. JOHNSTON AND WIFE, CANDICE S. JOHNSTON, DATED JULY 10, 2006, OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 200, PAGE 543, REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THE HEREINABOVE DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS AS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 195, PAGE 732, REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND THE SAME ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE THERETO AS FULLY AND COMPLETELY AS IF COPIED IN FULL HEREIN. The street address of the above described property is believed to be 247 ERIN LANE, RAMER, TN 38367, but if 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. Owner of Property: TIFFANY A. WILHITE AND THE HEIRS AT LAW OF THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL J. WILHITE In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Deed of Trust, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for WMC Mortgage Corp., Deed of Trust Book 382, Page 1766 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee

 

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Order Granting Default Judgment in favor of McNairy County, Tennessee vs. Jason Wilhite in the amount of $422.50, Case Number 8555 in the Chancery Court of McNairy County at Selmer, Tennessee, and filed August 17, 2009, recorded at Deed of Trust Book 397, Page 333, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee 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. 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. Publication Dates: November 13, 2013, November 20, 2013, and November 27, 2013.

 

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$19,488.

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2014 VERSA NOTE

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280. PER MO

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202. PER MO

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+ $255. DOCUMENT FEE *^

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