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Reported victims charged in vehicle fire

CLASS 2A STATE FINALS

By Christen Coulon and Jeff Whitten Staff Writers

The owners of a vehicle found burned in mid-October, Garrett and Whitney Bradley of Selmer, were arrested on Nov. 20 for filing a false report and a false or fraudulent insurance claim. Following an initial investigation, McNairy County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Steven Jay Kiestler and Dennis Alan Martin in the case, charging them with arson and vandalism. However, Investigator Robert Hitchborn said that after talking with the suspects in the case, he continued the investigation focusing on the vehicle owners. Stolen and burned were a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe and, in a separate incident, a Mack log truck. The Tahoe was taken from the Bradley’s residence on High School Road in Selmer on the night of Oct. 14 or the morning of Oct. 15. At the time, Whitney Bradley told Deputy Johnny Deloit, who responded to the call, that the vehicle was locked but there was a spare key under the firewall of the left front tire, according to an incident report provided by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department. The logging truck was taken from the site of Three Hollows Logging near Beauty Hill and Hill Road in Bethel Springs, also on the

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A 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe belonging to Garrett and Whitney Bradley was reported stolen in October and found burned shortly after. Deputies continued the investigation after arresting two suspects in the theft. On Nov. 20, the Bradley’s were charged in the case. night of Oct. 14 or the morning of Oct. 15. ing down a dirt road. The Tahoe was found a Deputy Danny Pinson responded to a call by few miles down the road, and the Mack was foreman Daniel Letson. found farther down the road. Later in the day, Letson was riding Anyone having any information about around with a resident who knows the area these crimes should call the Sheriff’s Departwhen they spotted semi-truck tracks lead- ment at (731) 645-1004.

Knife wielding woman robs Bethel store

INSIDE THIS WEEK

By Jeff Whitten

herself, leaving some blood on the door and drops on the floor. Investigator Robert Hitchborn took There was an attempted rob- the blood into evidence for DNA bery at a Bethel Springs store analysis. A second theft complaint was owned by Gary Bizzell, Sr. Dec. 3. According to a report by In- lodged against Butler the same vestigator James Frazier, provided day. Deputy Buddy Fuller was called to the Strandz by the McNairy County Salon in Bethel Springs. Sheriff’s Department, Kimberly Mullins Bizzell told Frazier that said that a tall white a woman came into female wearing a blue the store and told him hoodie came into the she needed money for salon, looked around her kids, and she had and went into the reto rob him. She pulled stroom. She said Butout a knife and said she ler came out of the would stab him if he did restroom, spoke with not give her money. She BUTLER owner Amanda Smith stabbed at him, grabbed and then left. This is the cash register and ran for the door. A man held the door when Mullins noticed her purse shut from the outside and she hit was missing. Smith said that when Butthe door with the register, busting the glass. She attempted to stab ler came out of the restroom she the man through the crack in the said she wanted to make a hair doors, and the man backed up. appointment, and her name was She dropped the register and ran Jennifer. Butler then left in a maout to a maroon Ford Expedition roon SUV with a white decal on the back window. Both Smith and left. Bizzell said she was about six- and Mullins identified Butler by a feet tall and weighed about three photograph. Butler was in custody at the hundred pounds. After the attempted robbery, he was shown McNairy County Jail, as of last some photos of some women and Monday, and her bond has been identified the robber as Jennifer set at $100,000, according to Stacy Marie Butler, 38, of 1900 Nelson Huggins of the Sheriff’s DepartStore Road, in Selmer. Butler cut ment. Head News Writer

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This glass door sustained damage during an attempted robbery at a Bethel Springs store owned by Gary Bizzell, Sr. Dec. 3. Bizzell told deputies that a woman who was six feet tall and weighed more than 300 pounds robbed him at knife point, then grabbed his register and threw it into his glass door when a bystander tried to block her exit.

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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

Horse story refuses to go to pasture

(IA Staff ) – There is an update to a breaking story we ran last week involving a truck theft in Bethel Springs. Richard Lee Learn of Bethel Springs who was arrested on an unrelated vehicle theft charge in Chester County has been charged in the theft of James Hipps’ 1998 Dodge Ram work truck and tools which were stolen from his Bethel Springs residence on or about Nov. 26. The truck and most of the missing property have been recovered according to an incident report provided by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department. In addition, it should be noted that the sheriff’s department has said that the victim’s girlfriend, who was not previously mentioned by name in last week’s article, is not considered to have ever been a suspect in this case.

By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

There have been new developments in the continuing saga over a misdemeanor animal cruelty case involving horses which were allegedly starved at the farm of Anthony Westbrooks. Last Thursday, the daughter of the accused, Mariah Westbrooks, was charged with coercion of a witness after Cheryl Dawson, the volunteer who has been charged with caring for one of the seized horses in the case, alleged that Westbrooks made threats against her on Facebook. According to the incident report, Investigator Danny Pinson of the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department received a copy of Dawson’s Facebook page showing a message, purported to be from Westbrooks, which referenced the horse in the case. The report said that Westbrooks made allegations of racism against Dawson and that she should worry about her house

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Christmas celebrations proceed despite weather

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Despite a near daily barrage of winter weather last week, McNairy Countians came out to celebrate at several of the scheduled annual Christmas events. Santa himself was able to negotiate the weather and was seen throughout the area last week, visiting with local children. In the first event, the Selmer Jaycees held their annual Christmas parade Dec. 10. With nearly 100 entrants, some with several vehicles each, the parade stretched the length of Selmer. Last Thursday, Adamsville’s parade was cancelled due to the approaching ice storm, and city officials have said that they will not be able reschedule this year. Last Saturday, there were three Christmas events. On Saturday morning, the Carl Perkins Center held its annual pancake breakfast with Santa at the Selmer Community Center. More than 100 children came out to enjoy great food and to meet with Santa. On Saturday afternoon, many residents braved wind chill readings in the lower-teens for the Main Street CHRISTmas Festival. The festival went forward as scheduled with carolers from Selmer Middle School, live music from the McNairy Central High School ensemble brass band, as well as, warm drinks and food provided by several local organizations. The highlight of the festival was a Christmas tree lighting which officially ushered in the Christmas season in Selmer. Due to the unusual circumstances which affected collections, festival organizers are encouraging participating organizations to collect money on behalf of Jesus Cares throughout the Christmas season. Following the festival last Saturday, Arts in McNairy opened its Christmas play “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The audience and more than 50 cast members came out during Saturday’s winter weather advisory for the play. The AiM production went on to hold two more shows on Sunday and Monday.

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Prince chosen as new Director of Schools By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Principal John Prince of Trenton Rosenwald Middle School was chosen by the McNairy County Board of Education as the new Director of Schools at a special called meeting last Thursday. The board was deadlocked for the first four ballots with three votes for Selmer Middle School Principal Dr. Brenda Armstrong, three votes for Adamsville Junior/ Senior High School Principal Greg Martin and one vote for Assistant Director of Schools Dr. Brian Jackson. School board chairman Frank Lacey, along with members Lynn Baker and Tony Chapman voted for Martin through the first four ballots while Jean Jones, Larry Smith and Ricky Whitaker supported Armstrong. Jarrell Stanfield voted for Jackson. After the end of the fourth ballot, Martin withdrew from consideration. “There comes a time when you have to do what’s best and put your personal endeavors aside. I don’t know that I could serve as a Director of Schools with a divided board such as we have today. Being able to move forward and do the things we

have to do in the county, we have to have somebody that has the support of everybody all across the county,” Martin told the board. On the fifth ballot, Prince received four votes, one shy of the number necessary, from Lacey, Chapman, Stanfield and Baker, while Armstrong maintained the same three votes. On the sixth ballot, Jones and Whitaker switched their votes to Prince, putting him over the top. Smith, the lone remaining vote for Armstrong, then moved to elect Prince by acclamation. The board then approved this motion. “We’re looking for someone that will be invested in the community, someone that would have energy, be intelligent, be able to pull all communities together and unite, be able to work with the County Commission and keep them informed, and the other thing we are looking at is someone of high integrity,” Lacey said about the criteria that led him to suggest Prince after the board had deadlocked. Board members were complimentary of all candidates who were considered for the job. “The five candidates all did a good job

in the interviews and we’re very appreciative of all five,” Lacey said before the vote. “All the candidates were very good. This is a very difficult decision,” Chapman said. “All five candidates had a great interview and I liked every person that we interviewed, and I hate that we’re going to have four that are not going to be chosen,” Jones said. “We have five people who could be Director of Schools. I can only speak for myself, but out of those five people, whichever one we select, I’m going to be behind 100 percent,” Whitaker said. Prince, who is in his second year at TRMS, has been in education for 21 years, including a nine-year stint in the McNairy County School System at Ramer Elementary School, AJSHS and McNairy Central High School. Before becoming principal at Trenton, Prince worked for the Tennessee Department of Education, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, State of Tennessee Common Core Leadership Council, and before that, he served as a District Instructional Math Coach and Data Specialist for the Trenton Special School District.

“I am extremely humbled and grateful for the opportunity. Mollie and I lived in McNairy County for nine years from 19942003, and our first two sons, John Davis and Miller, were born while we were there. Mollie’s parents, Jackie and Wanda Miller of Bethel Springs, have been lifelong residents of McNairy. Specifically in regard to the school system, I know firsthand that the McNairy County School System is comprised of some of the best educators in the state, and the recent report card is proof of that. I cannot wait to get started working toward continuing the success of recent years,” Prince said.  Prince graduated from Peabody High School in Trenton, Tenn. in 1988. He has bachelor’s degrees in history and mathematics from Union University and a master’s degree in history from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. He and his wife, Mollie, have four children. Prince’s choice came at the end of a three month process, including public hearings and candidate interviews. The original list of 17 candidates was shortened to six last month. Current director Charlie Miskelly is retiring at the end of the year.

Ford 2nd Runner Up in National American Miss Competition By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

Local beauty queen Sarah Ford recently placed 2nd Runner Up in the National American Miss competition in Anaheim, Calif. Ford, a McNairy Central graduate, added the honor along with placing 2nd Runner Up in Best Thank You Note and 4th Runner Up in the Photogenic category in the national contest. Earlier this year, Ford took her second consecutive Tennessee state title in her division of the National American Miss competition. Ford currently holds the National American Miss Tennessee crown. Ford spent last summer as visiting royalty at several state pageants in Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina as well as coordinating a local Soles4Souls collection drive which brought in more than 1,095 pairs of shoes

for deserving individuals. Ford visited with the Independent Appeal this summer and detailed her charity work, which counted for 10 percent of her overall score in the recent national competition. “I am doing a plate lunch, a 5K race and a shoe drive,” Ford said. “It’s going to be super-huge and it will all be based here in McNairy County.” The plate lunch was held in September with a 5K following in October. Soles4Souls started following Hurricane Katrina to give shoes to those displaced by the storm. She said when she started working to support Soles4Souls she had set a goal to collect 100 shoes but was able to collect many more by the time she had finished. During her reign, Ford said that she has been able to work with several different age groups and really en-

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burning up with her animals in it. In addition, the report said that Westbrooks used threatening language in the end of the message stating that Dawson had something coming and that she could act on it. In a further development, the animal cruelty case was scheduled to appear before a judge last Thursday, however it was continued to Jan. 9, 2014. We have followed the Anthony Westbrooks case since his arrest on Nov. 1 when Pinson responded to a complaint that two horses belonging to Westbrooks were malnourished. According to the incident original report from the sheriff’s department, 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.

joyed working with some of the younger girls. “That was really fun because you can tell that they look up to you,” Ford said. “I’ve done the (Tennessee) pageant for eight years, and I used to walk through the hallways and would see the Tennessee Queens and would say, ‘Oh my gosh.’” She said that she enjoyed reliving that same scenario from the point of view of the Queen. Ford is attending Union University in Jackson, Tenn. as a junior and plans to graduate with a degree in Psychology and Family Studies. Ford gave a word of advice to girls just beginning in pageants, recounting how she worked for years without winning a single title: “Never give up. Persistence is definitely the key. Be determined, go for what you want, and have fun. Once it stops being fun, it’s time to stop.”

Two weeks ago, following our news report of the arrest, we ran an interview with Mariah Westbrooks, who claimed that her father was innocent. In this story we included a photograph from a man requesting anonymity who claimed to have purchased three healthy horses from Anthony Westbrooks. Since the publication of this most recent article, the Independent Appeal has been in contact with several of the principle animal welfare activists in the community who worked with law enforcement on this investigation as well as friends and family of the Westbrooks family. In an article which ran in last week’s issue, Dawson, and Karen Rudolph who runs Schnauzer Savers Rescue of West Tennessee, both contradicted Mariah Westbrook’s claim that the horses were in good care, and both women shared photos of the horses which they have gathered over a period of more than 18 months. We will continue to report updates on this developing story in future issues as they become available.

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Local, federal indictments for McCasland in alleged false meth cleanup case By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The McNairy County Grand Jury indicted Douglas Earl McCasland, 45, of Savannah, Tenn., in its October term for forgery, perjury, theft, tampering with government records, reckless endangerment and violation of meth quarantine law. The indictment alleges that McCasland pretended to be a certified industrial hygienist to several owners of quarantined meth properties. Three of the properties were in Selmer and one was in Adamsville. The Adamsville property is at 251 Arendall St. and is owned by Sam Jones. The Selmer properties are 957 Cherry St., owned by Kevin Yancey, and later by Sam Jones, 464 Cherry St. and 830 Pine St., both owned by Kenneth Barton. On Feb. 2, 2012, the indictment charges McCasland with the reckless endangerment of Terry and Sam, pretending to be a certified industrial hygienist when he was not, unlawfully depriving Sam of the $4,100 he paid McCasland for the cleanup of the 957 Cherry St. property, making a false entry in books or government records when he issued a Certificate of Fitness

for the 251 Arendall St. property, making a false statement under oath (perjury) and removing quarantine signs or notices. The indictment charges McCasland with making a false entry in books or records for issuing a Certificate of Fitness for 957 Cherry St., perjury, pretending to be a certified industrial hygienist, unlawfully depriving Kevin Yancey of $500 or less for the decontamination of the 957 Cherry St. property, making a false entry in a government record for issuing a Certificate of Fitness for the property and removing quarantine signs on April 19, 2012. On July 27, 2012, McCasland made a false entry in books or records by issuing a Certificate of Fitness for 830 Pine St., made a false statement under oath, pretended to be a licensed industrial hygienist, unlawfully deprived Kevin Yancey of the $500 or less he paid for the decontamination of the 957 Cherry St. property, removed quarantine signs or notices and made a false entry in a government record by issuing a Certificate of Fitness for 957 Cherry St, the indictment charges. Finally, the indictment charges McCasland with unlawfully depriving Kevin Barton of between $1,000 and $10,000 he

paid for the decontamination of 464 Cherry St. McCasland’s local trial date has been set for Feb. 18, 2014. McCasland was indicted in federal court in July, according to a press release from U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee. The federal indictment charges 10 counts of mail fraud and three counts of making false statements regarding the proper remediation of houses where methamphetamine has been produced. The indictment alleges that McCasland was certified by the State of Tennessee as a Methamphetamine Remediation Contractor and operated a business known as HazTech. Under state law, all harmful residues resulting from the manufacture of methamphetamine must be removed from a house before it can be re-inhabited, and a Certified Meth Lab (CML) Industrial Hygienist must test the home to determine if it is free of harmful residue. McCasland was not a CML Industrial Hygienist but created or directed the creation of Certificates of Fitness for properties upon which his company had performed remediation work, even after being previously warned against doing so by the Tennessee Department of Environment

and Conservation. These certificates were mailed to County Registrars of Deeds and law enforcement offices for the purpose of releasing these properties from quarantine. The indictment lists at least nine properties in Shelby, Dyer, Hardin, Carroll, Humphries, and Coffee counties in West and Middle Tennessee where McCasland is alleged to have improperly certified the homes as being safe for habitation. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to a $250,000 for each count of mail fraud, and up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count of making false statements. “It is well known that any building where methamphetamines have been manufactured is a dangerously toxic place unless and until it is properly cleaned and tested,” said U.S. Attorney Stanton. “As the indictment alleges, Mr. McCasland’s fraudulent actions risked the health and safety of the individuals who moved into contaminated homes, all so that he could profit financially.” This case is being investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Postal Inspection Service. Assistant United States Attorney Vic Ivy is representing the government.

Milledgeville seeks to drum up volunteers for fire department By Janet Rail Publisher

The Milledgeville mayor and board of aldermen discussed the need to recruit a few good people to join the fire department. They will provide the training and support of new members interested. The board further discussed progress with Barge Wagoner Engineering firm regarding the grant on the building project for the fire department. The state has notified the firm to proceed on the project. The firm plans to have their part completed by the end of the year. In addition, the fire and rescue truck had a recall, and Fire Chief Leland Alexander secured an appointment with a Ford dealership to complete the repair. The city also presented a check for $300 to Leland and Margie Alexander to help reim-

burse expenses related to work at the fire department. The city set April 26, 2014 for a tractor show and pull in the city. “I have spoken to Raymond Miller of Stantonville of the West TN Old Iron Tractor Club and hope to secure his help for this event,” said Mayor Dannie Kennedy. The board received a letter of resignation from Alderman Dorothy Bridges. “I appreciated the opportunity to serve the city for many years. I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment and wish the best for the city of Milledgeville,” said Bridges. She relocated out of the city and resigned her position. The board accepted the resignation and appointed Danny Williams to serve her term until the next scheduled election. The board invited Sybil Dancer, director of parks and recreation in Selmer to attend their next meeting to discuss the possibility of developing a parks and recreation committee

for future community events. The annual audit was completed but will be examined by the board at the next meeting. They approved to pay expenses for Margie Alexander’s continued education as required as CMFO for the city. The city discussed a leak and one street light out on Perry Street. “When Pickwick Electric helped us put up our Christmas lights they helped us put bulbs in the lights at the 4 way stop, however one is broken so we will need to get them to return to help us repair it. The two young men, Jacob and Luke, were very nice,” said Kennedy. The board approved the Nov 11 meeting minutes and the financial report. The public relations dinner was reportedly very good and well attended. “We have a lot of work to do, and I appreciate everything you all do and how well we get along together,” said Kennedy.

Part 2: Stanley is first European to set foot in McNairy County By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

In last week’s issue, Laquita Thomson, an assistant professor of art history at Freed-Hardeman University recently told the story of Zachariah Stanley. Stanley is thought to be the first person of European descent to visit McNairy County Stanley probably spent only about two days in McNairy County. It took him seven days to get from the last Indian settlement near Booneville, Miss., to the Duck River in Perry and Henderson counties. “He was hoofing it,” Thomson said. Stanley rode with three other men: John Perry, son Samuel Perry and Peter Little. “They were traveling together for safety. The thing he says about it is that it rained nearly the whole time,” Thomson said. They got Native Americans to take them across the Duck River in canoes. They made the horses swim the river, but one of them drowned. They arrived in the first of the Cumberland settlements, just outside Nashville, on Jan. 8. One interesting fact Thomson mentioned is that the highest point that divides waters flowing into the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers goes through McNairy County. This is in the Pebble Hill-Guys area. This trail was just below the lowlands but below this highest point, roughly follows where Highway 22 is today, was a well established Native American trail. Native peoples would use this trail to go to their hunting grounds. Before that, buffalo had originally made the trail. The last of these animals in the county were killed by the late 1700s. The nearest white people at this time were in Memphis, Tenn. The Chickasaw had allowed them to establish Fort Pickering, where a French fort had stood for years, and there were some illegal settlers. Residents of the fort were possibly the only white people in the state and clearly the only legal ones. Thomson said there were probably some white traders who lived with the Chickasaw, but they did not leave any records. “This is the first white person who left a record of having been in McNairy County,” Thomson said about Stanley. Chickasaw territory extended at this time from around Ponotoc, Miss. to Western Kentucky, including all of West Tennessee. South of the Chickasaw territory

was the Choctaw territory. They controlled these territories until 1819. The Chickasaw were hospitable to Stanley, as they were to other white people who traveled through their territory. “The Chickasaw were always hospitable to white people because they were few in number and they were fierce warriors,” Thomson said. Trade also motivated the Chickasaw’s hospitality. They sold food and lodging to travelers having set up inns. “That was one of the things they did in the treaties so that they would get all of the revenue from travelers going through their country, and they made a good living that way. They didn’t want Cox going through there. They wanted to nab him and take him back to Natchez. There was a United States Fort at Natchez. Even the Mississippi Territory had a governor then, and he’s the one that had a price on Cox’s head. The Indians, in general, they would welcome white people going through because they would spend money,” Thomson explained. “I’ve written several articles and published them, so at some point I might do that,” Thomson said when asked if she was thinking about publishing this story. Most of Thomson’s research is focused on the southern part of McNairy County. Stanley was in his early 30s when he came through here. He came back to the county the following year, his only other trip here. The purpose of the trip was to assess properties he had received from Cox. “His partners in Cincinnati were right upset with him,” Thomson observed. One of the boats Stanley got from Cox hit a sand bar in Knoxville, where it was berthed in the Tennessee River, drifted off and he chased it for 35 miles before realizing he could not catch it. It ended up wrecked in Muscle Shoals. Stanley went on to become a very wealthy Cincinnati merchant and died in 1814. He also served as president of the city council there. “In his later years, he made up for being poor and trying to make a living and having such a hardship in the wilderness,” Thomson said. In 1803, Cox lost about everything he had and went back to Virginia, the state of his birth. He had amassed considerable wealth, but Stanley and other creditors got a lot of it. He died in 1838. Cox never again attained the wealth he

had when he was landgrabbing and was in partnership with John Sevier, a founding father of Tennessee and its first governor, and William Blount, another founding father, U. S. Senator and signer of the U. S. Constitution, and other influential men.

“They wanted nothing to do with him after a while, for he lost all of his influence and his money and was never heard from again. He got his just deserts, I guess you could say,” Thomson said.

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Commission purchases property: ‘Ready to get the show on the road’ By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The McNairy County Commission voted to purchase the Pickwick Electric Cooperative property once it moves into its new headquarters last Monday. The vote was subject to an acceptable purchase agreement being brought back to the commission by county attorney Craig Kennedy. Terry Abernathy will be negotiating the contract on behalf of his client, PEC. PEC is moving to a new location on Highway 142 sometime around the fall of next year. Their current location is on Mulberry Ave. in Selmer. The commission also voted to have the main part of the Henco property on Industrial Park Drive in Selmer appraised for possible purchase. Budget committee chairman Jim Rickman said that existing buildings there would probably have to be torn down. Once Strata Solar acquires the remaining property at the Industrial Park on the bypass, the county will not have any property for industry to locate, Rickman said. The Henco property is 20 acres. Spectrum now leases the Henco building. “It’s not a lot, but it’s got all the infrastructure. It’s got wa-

ter, sewer, gas, electric,” Rickman explained. The initial cost for tearing down the building has been estimated to be $1.25 per square foot, though that possibly could be offset by salvage value, County Mayor Ronnie Brooks said. “It’s right in a prime place,” Brooks said. The Tennessee Valley Authority will help the county put a virtual building online, so the county will not have to go to the expense of building an actual building without knowing what type of building any industrial prospects may require, Brooks said. Rickman said there were possible sites for industrial development, with one of them being near a railroad, though part of this site is in a flood plain. Access roads leave something to be desired,” Rickman said. Rickman said he was unsure what utilities are available for this property. In other economic development news, Brooks said he anticipated that Monogram would close on the old Midwest Woodworking building on Dec. 17. Rickman said he anticipated that Monogram would start moving in to the building January of next year. The new GE french door refrigeration

unit would be built there, Brooks said. Brooks said the large employer reported earlier is looking at us and 10 other areas, but at this point we do not have the necessary acreage for them. “We can’t rule it out,” Brooks said. “What we need to do is start looking for some land,” said Commissioner Keith Jernigan. Brooks said the Environmental Protection Agency will help us search for property. Jernigan suggested that we could partner with an adjoining county on an industrial park. “I’m ready to get the show on the road,” Jernigan said. “I think we all are,” Brooks replied. On the recommendation of the Beer and Entertainment Committee, the commission approved an ordinance requiring any adult entertainment establishment be located at least 1,000 from any residence. Since this is an ordinance, it requires two readings for it to become law. “We can’t keep an establishment from being established, but we can make it more difficult for it to be made,” said committee chairman Troy Moore. “We can’t zone anything, so this is about the best process we can do,” Brooks added.

Monogram Refrigeration donations aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Helping those in need is nothing new for the employees of Monogram Refrigeration in Selmer. A couple of years ago, they collected supplies for tornado victims. Now they are raising money for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed 3,600 and injured more than 12,000 in the Philippines on Nov. 10. One of their employees, Desiree Pratt, is originally from Tacloban, which bore the brunt of the storm. Monogram workers have been doing internal fundraising and did a bake sale, according to Christina Rhea of Monogram. An account has been set up at Regions Bank in Selmer where donations can be sent and then wired to Philippine banks. The account is named “Desiree Pratt’s family.”

“Desiree’s family and friends there have no food, water, or shelter. We here at Monogram really feel that we are a family and a community and would like to do whatever we can to help the survivors,” Rhea said. About $700 has been raised so far, Pratt said. Her family escaped the storm unharmed, but of the four houses they lived in, all but one was destroyed. The one still standing is a three-bedroom house that Pratt and her husband helped family members buy. This one was built sturdier than the others, which were only huts. “I’m really grateful that they’re doing this...It was unexpected and really nice of them to do that,” Pratt said. Pratt has worked at Monogram for the past 18 years. “We have a Community Involvement Team and they are doing a lot,” Pratt said about her employer.

Among its other community service projects, Monogram also participates in Relay for Life each year. “This time they’re going farther. I told somebody, ‘They’re going global,’” Pratt recalled. Pratt came here in 1988. “That’s a long story. You would have to use the whole paper,” Pratt joked. Pratt said due to the storm disrupting communications, it took four or five days before word came that her family was not hurt. Cell phone communications are still intermittent. “Between day one and four, it was really the worst heart-wrenching feeling anyone could have, not knowing if they were alive,” Pratt said. Pratt’s family told her they have to travel for five or six hours to do their grocery shopping and banking.

“Everything is gone in that area,” Pratt said about Tacloban. Pratt said that the typhoon, with its 190 mph winds, lingered in the area for four hours, amplifying the destruction. Her family is very poor and do not have insurance. “I’m just thankful that they listened to the warnings. They evacuated. Otherwise, it would have been worse,” Pratt said. “The first few days when I didn’t know if they were okay, I felt like someone had their feet on my stomach,” Pratt said. Pratt was elated when she found out that her family escaped unharmed. “It makes you think about what is important in life,” Pratt said. “They’re just trying to pick up the pieces,” Pratt said about those affected by the storm, and she said that her coworkers have been very generous in their giving.

Bethel Springs approves water bill sponsorship deal with Bethel Bar-B-Que By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

The Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen met for a relatively short meeting last Monday night. The abbreviated legislative session was due, in part, to the board’s lack of a quorum at last week’s working session which left the board with little as far as new business. The meeting began with the board’s approval of November’s minutes and its bills with a minor amendment adding Alderman Shirley William’s name on a vote where it had be inadvertently omitted. Alderman Sherry Smith was the lone no vote on both measures. The board then discussed the process of clearing storm debris from right of ways. Currently the town has been addressing problem areas at the discretion of its employees or based on the direction of the board as funds became available. Williams commented that she would like to see a coordinated effort with plans to clear all of the debris. In the water report the town reported 15 percent water loss. The slight increase in water loss was credited to two leaks last month which have now been fixed. The water report was approved by the board with all members but Smith voting yea.

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The board then discussed an offer from Lew Perrigo to sponsor the town’s water bills. Perrigo’s offer to the town would require the town to place a sponsorship message from Bethel Bar-B-Que, in the space available in the town’s notes section of the month’s bill. Perrigo committed to $50 per month to cover paper costs when the sponsorship message appeared on the bill. Smith then questioned if such a sponsorship would be available to all citizens and businesses who approached the town. “If you got 50 bucks I guess you could,” Alderman Gary Bizzell Jr. said. Mayor Kay Cox said that the town was considering this offer because Perrigo specifically brought the idea to them. Bizzell proposed that the board create a schedule allowing other businesses to sign up if they wanted. The board ended up allowing Perrigo to purchase the sponsorship for three months when space is available with Smith registering the only no vote. There was then an extended discussion over a motion charging a base fee on the water bill for customers who are disconnected but whose homes are still inhabited. This conversation evolved into a philosophical discussion over the role of government with respect to utilities. The board voted to table this motion and examine the legality of

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Volume 111, Number 30, Wednesday, December 11, 2013

McNAIRY VOICES How much of your Christmas shopping is done?

By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Like a lot of people of my generation, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is the first thing I remember, but I don’t remember a lot about it. It happened the year before I was to begin school. I remember just mundane things, like a friend and I were dissatisfied with what we thought was our parents’ overly restrictive policies, and we decided to run away from home. We were going to meet that morning and make our getaway, but the meeting never happened. I remember that morning my mother was off work, so we went to Selmer. She went to work that afternoon, and I was at my grandparents’ house when I heard the news. My first thought was that I was afraid. I remember my parents telling me when I misbehaved that “Kruschev will get you.” referring to Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev. I have watched the news as far back as I remember, and I had this vague sense that he was this mean old man who banged his shoe on the table and said he would bury us. I also had the thought in my head that President Kennedy was protecting us from him. So now, my free hand was over. During the weekend of the assassination and the shooting of accused murderer Lee Harvey Oswald and the funeral the next Monday, I believe I had just received this toy fort with cowboys and Indians that I saved my cereal box tops for, and I played with it during that sad weekend as I sat on the floor and watched television. I must confess I was disappointed that I didn’t get to watch cartoons that weekend. I have read a lot of commentary about what this event means, a lot of it dewy-eyed, nostalgic and speculative, over the past few weeks. As a journalist, I prefer to look at things with a clear eye. A lot of the claims made seem underwhelming to me. First, about who JFK was. He was a tax-cutter and a Cold Warrior. He is claimed to be the patron saint of liberals, but those claims are in many ways unsupported. Ronald Reagan was still a Democrat at this time and modeled his tax cuts on Kennedy’s. Reagan only broke with the Democratic party after Lyndon B. Johnson became president. If JFK was any kind of a liberal, he was a moderate, pragmatic one rather than a purist ideological one. Though he favored civil rights, for almost all of his life he was cautious about it. There is a lot of speculation about what would have happened had JFK lived. Though that can be fun and interesting, the fact is, he didn’t. It is possible that JFK would have gotten civil rights passed, though it is often said that because he was a southerner, only LBJ could have done that. It also helped that LBJ was the master of the Senate, and this is where this legislation was held up. The claim is often made that after presumably being reelected in 1964, JFK would have pulled out of Vietnam, avoiding the divisiveness that followed for the decade after his assassination. Though he did understand the anti-Western sentiment of the Vietnamese people, he also understood, as did LBJ, the political dilemma. He was once quoted as saying, “Those people hate our guts and are going to throw us out of there, eventually.” JFK and LBJ also lived through the whole “Who lost China” and McCarthyist era. Whether JFK would have chosen to first escalate, then deescalate as LBJ did, we will never know. About the assassination itself, I think a lot of the claims being made, on both sides of the question of whether there was a conspiracy, are excessive. I think the honest answer to that question is we don’t know and probably never will. I’m not a forensic pathologist, but just as a matter of common sense, I have some problems with the ballistics and the “single-bullet” theory. From reading a lot of the books, it seemed that some elements of the government covered up some aspects of the assassination because they were afraid of what they would find if they sought the truth. The consequences of finding that it was the Soviets, the Cubans or a rogue element of our own CIA, would be earthshaking. There is also some reason to believe that some elements of federal law enforcement and perhaps the intelligence community covered up the fact that they knew a lot more about Oswald than they were letting on. There have been charges that some members of the Warren Commission didn’t want to be there, just “phoned it in” and that the work was done in excessive haste. I have read that both LBJ and Robert F. Kennedy privately thought that there was a conspiracy. Again, if there was a conspiracy and a coverup, it worked. The truth may be out there but we will probably never know it.

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Bret White (Stantonville):

Charles Ross (Savannah):

Demetral Thompson

Martha Carlin (Selmer):

Mary Taylor (Selmer):

(Selmer):

“None of it. I usually wait until the last minute. I do some of it online or in a store somewhere where it’s on sale.”

“I’ve got about half of it done.”

(Savannah):

“I don’t have a lot of it done yet, but I’m planning on doing more and I’m planning on buying a lot of gift cards to make it easier.”

“None. I haven’t started.”

“I ain’t got too much done, but I’m trying to get most of it done before Christmas day...I didn’t get a chance to do Black Friday, I’ve been so busy.”

“Not much. I’m just doing a little bit at a time.”

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

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Holiday wish from Gov. Haslam Gov. Bill Haslam Contributer

The holiday season is in full swing here at the Capitol in Nashville. We kicked it off just after Thanksgiving with the lighting of the Christmas tree, a 30-foot Norway spruce from the UT Institute of Agriculture’s Cumberland Forest. The tree included a three-foot star on top, approximately 6,000 bulbs and more than 200 ornaments. We were joined again this year at War Memorial Plaza by Santa and Mrs. Claus, who I joined to read “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”

for children, which is always a highlight for us. The following night, I was joined by Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel, members of Chabad and children from the Akiva School of Nashville to light the Capitol menorah to mark the second to last night of Chanukah, which fell early this year. The theme for this year’s decorations at the annual open house at the Tennessee Residence is “Tennessee Legends,” to celebrate our state’s history. They include trees and displays featuring Andrew Jackson, Sequoyah, Davy Crockett, and more recent legends Pat Summitt and Dolly Parton. Through partnerships with vari-

ous Tennessee State Museums, we have some very special artifacts on display. While tours of the Residence are given year-round, it’s a lot of fun to have so many visitors come for the holidays. In the Volunteer State, we understand the meaning of helping others. We are especially grateful to the brave men and women serving our state and our nation around the world. We know that they are often far from home and away from their families over the holidays, and we appreciate their sacrifice. Crissy and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a Happy New Year.

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.


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Gilbert Jerome “Bubbles” Sweat

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Gilbert Jerome “Bubbles” Sweat was born June 19, 1944 in Adamsville, Tenn., the son of the late Gilbert and Helen Gaye Keen Sweat. Mr. Sweat became a Cook at a young age and served in the town he loved, Adamsville. He had owned and operated Bubbles Burgers on Main Street in Adamsville for many years, as well as cooking for other businesses in the area including the Broken Spoke and Risners. He also cooked on the river for American Commercial Barge lines. Mr. Sweat was always drawn to Main Street Adamsville and lived there numerous times in his life including at his time of death. Mr. Sweat departed this life on December 5, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 69 years, 5 months, 16 days. He is survived by a daughter, Kristi Kimbley and husband Rich of Michie, Tenn.; a son, Jerry Sweat and wife Tara of Adamsville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Hunter Sweat, Gwyneth Kimbley, Chloe Kimbley and Trey Kimbley; four sisters, Joyce Burks of Adamsville, Tenn., Faye Jaggers and husband Larry of Adamsville, TN, Judy Mitchell and husband Larry of Eastview, Tenn., Brenda Tucker of Florence, AL; three brothers, Lucky Sweat and wife Glenda of Adamsville, Tenn., Terry “Bug” Sweat and wife Beth of Rogersville, AL, Steve Sweat and wife Sherry of Adamsville, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sweat was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Dixie Darlene Berry Sweat; his second wife, Pat Lee Sweat, three brothers, Larry “Frog” Sweat, Jerry Sweat and Junior Sweat; and his friend and cousin, Bobby Sweat. Bubbles will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for his witty stories and his deep love for family and loyalty to friends. Services were held on December 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville, Tennessee, Steve Webb officiated. Burial followed in the Pebble Hill Cemetery at Michie, Tennessee.

Wilma Varnell Moore was born February 26, 1916 in McNairy County, Tenn., the daughter of the late John Thomas and Lora Williams Varnell. She was united in marriage to Vance Moore on October 15, 1933. Mr. Moore preceded her in death on December 22, 1990, following 57 years of marriage. Mrs. Moore worked as a selfemployed seamstress and also as a riveter for Fisher Aircraft Company in Memphis, Tenn., where she helped manufacture airplanes during World War II. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Selmer for more than 70 years, having formerly served as Treasurer for the Presbyterian Women’s Organization. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Selmer Senior Citizens Center, and was a member of the National Federation of Republican Women and the Extension Homemakers Club (FCE). Mrs. Moore did volunteer work for several organizations, including Meals on Wheels, Pink Ladies for McNairy Regional Hospital, the American Red Cross, and the McNairy County Historical Museum. She enjoyed sewing and loved to travel with her friends. Mrs. Moore departed this life on December 7, 2013 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 97 years, 9 months, 11 days. She is survived by a daughter, Terry Parry and husband Robert of Selmer, Tenn.; three grandchildren: Lisa (Moore) Weatherford of Marion, AR, John Vance Parry and wife Kim of Selmer, Tenn., and Helen (Parry) Ingle of Selmer, Tenn.; five greatgrandchildren: Leah Tompkins and husband Toby, Jay Weatherford, Alison (Ingle) Lee and husband Kyle, Emily Ingle, and Jacob Vance Parry; four greatgreat-grandchildren: Lauren Franks, Jett Franks, Elayna Johnson, and Maddox Lee; a brother, Eugene Varnell of Tampa, FL; a daughter-in-law, Anita Moore of Selmer, Tenn.; three nieces: Beverly Bailey of Jackson, Tenn., Sue Parrish of Sun City Center, FL, and Martha Steakley of Tampa, FL; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by a son, Joe Vance Moore, and a sister, Maxine McCullar. Services were held on December 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Terry Abernathy and Tom Neal Hamilton officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Moore may be made to the Selmer First Presbyterian Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Richard Lynn Kirk Richard Lynn Kirk was born January 25, 1958 in Selmer, Tenn., the son of the late Robert Daniel and Thelma Joel Pickens Kirk. Mr. Kirk was a contractor specializing in hanging and finishing drywall. some of his favorite pastimes were wood working, hunting , fishing , water skiing, making people laugh and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his companion Anita Roland of Selmer Tenn.; a son, Wesley Allen Kirk of Vero Beach, FL; three sisters, Betty McClain and husband Rickey of Selmer, Tenn., Sue Montgomery and husband Tommy of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Rose Moore and husband Dean of Goose Creek, SC; three brothers, Joel Kirk and wife Wanda of Adamsville, Tenn., Charles Daniel Kirk of Bethel Springs, Tenn., David Allen Kirk of Selmer, Tenn.; a close friend Steve Edwards, and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Kirk was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry Neal Kirk, and Phillip Earl Kirk. A memorial service was held on December 10, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee.

Lowell D. Whitaker Lowell D. Whitaker, age 82, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at his residence in LaCenter, Kentucky. He was a farmer and electrician and a member of the IBEW # 852 of Corinth, MS. He enjoyed trading farm equipment and was the owner and operator of Whitaker Equipment Co. in LaCenter for nine years. Mr. Whitaker was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of First Baptist Church of LaCenter for over 40 years. Lowell Whitaker is survived by a daughter, Necie Whitaker of Kevil, two sons Paul Daniel Whitaker Sr. of Bandana and Jerold Alan Bowman of LaCenter and one sister Joyce Whitaker Brown of Eastview, Tenn. He leaves behind five grandchildren, Paula Whitaker, Crissey Whitaker, Paul Daniel Whitaker, Jr., Breezy Whitaker and Dyllan Simmons. He was preceded in death by his parents Claude Wesley and Mabel Italy Howard Whitaker and two brothers J.C. and Charles Whitaker. Funeral services for Lowell Whitaker was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Russ Wilson officiating with burial following in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in LaCenter. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Lourdes Hospice, PO Box 7100, Paducah, KY 420027100.

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Larry Wayne “Backer” Humphries Larry Wayne “Backer” Humphries was born August 29, 1947 in Adamsville, Tenn., the son of the late Freeman and Fleetie M. Nixon Humphries. Mr. Humphries was a member of the Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church in the Gilchrist Community. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a pipe welder and a truck driver. Larry owned and operated Humphries Welding and Radiator Repair in the Gilchrist Community. Mr. Humphries departed this life on December 4, 2013 in Corinth, Mississippi at the age of 66 years, 3 months, 5 days. He is survived by two sons, Brandon Humphries and wife Amy of Booneville, MS, David Cameron Humphries of Adamsville, Tenn.; three brothers, W.L. Humphries of Memphis, Tenn., Don Humphries and wife Mary Sue of Corinth, MS, Joe Dan Humphries of Adamsville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Kara and Kayla Humphries; a brotherin-law, Jim Tutor of Corinth, MS; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Humphries was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Tutor. Services were held on December 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville, Tennessee, Rickey Mitchell officiated. Burial followed in the Mt. Vinson Cemetery at Stantonville, Tennessee.

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Dix Family The family of Roger Dix would like to thank our neighbors, friends and family for all the love that they have shown after the passing of our loved one. All of the thoughts, prayers, visits, flowers, food, and kind words have been greatly appreciated. Thank you to the staff at Shackelford, Brother Jetta Forsythe, and all of the pallbearers. Thank you, Shawnda Stanfield and Jason Dix

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Betty Lois Martin Betty Lois Martin was born October 9, 1931 in Three Way, Tenn., the daughter of the late G.J. ( Jade) and Martha Etta Finley Farrell. She was united in marriage to Reubin Edwin (R.E.) Martin in June of 1946. Mr. Martin preceded her in death on January 18, 1996. Mrs. Martin had worked at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a wonderful seamstress, an immaculate housekeeper, enjoyed gardening when she was able and greatly enjoyed the company of her beloved cat, Punkin. She was a member of Solitude Freewill Baptist Church in Adamsville, Tenn. Mrs. Martin departed this life on December 8, 2013 in Adamsville, Tennessee at the age of 82 years, 1 month, 29 days. She is survived by three daughters, Connie Marie Holland and husband Freddie of Pickwick, Tenn., Sharon Kaye Parks and husband Don of Adamsville, Tenn., Frances Gail Ford and husband Roger of Bartlett, Tenn.; a son, Gregory Farrell Martin and wife Teresa of Adamsville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Kelly, Stacy, Michele, Amanda, Amy, Brooke, Jared, and Emily; 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Helen Randall and husband R.B. of Bradenton, FL; host of extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by a son, Randy Phillip Martin; a sister, Lillie Catherine Lambert; two brothers, Lewis J. Farrell, Billy Farrell. Services will be held on December 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville in Adamsville, Tennessee, with Shane Thompson officiating. Burial followed in the Mars Hill Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.

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.

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BETHEL SPRINGS NEWS By Mrs. T.C. Williams Contributor

Thanksgiving has come and gone and I am sure everyone had a wonderful time visiting with family and friends, enjoying good food and fellowship, and giving thanks to God for another year’s journey. The annual Thanksgiving dinner for the Welch family was held at the Sains home in Selmer. Family members from Henderson, Laverne, and Murfreesboro, Tenn. were present. They enjoyed everyone. Plenty of food with all the trimmings was served. Leroy Lawler of the Tillman Chapel community is in with a cold but is doing better. There are others, sick and shut-in, who are improving. There are lots of colds and flu around due to

the change of weather. Eugene Shirley and TC Williams spent Thanksgiving in Nashville with their son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter and greatgrandchildren. A wonderful meal was served with all the trimmings. May Jackson entered the hospital last Saturday not feeling well. She returned home on Friday feeling much better. May we remember her in our prayers. Well, ho ho! Santa is just around the corner. Christmas decorations are beginning to light up our homes, in preparing for the greatest birthday of the world - JESUS CHRIST. New Bethel United Methodist Women will be sponsoring a Christmas tea and toy drive. This will be held at the FaithPointe Church in Adamsville, Ten-

nessee. Other women from across the district will be present. The entertainment will be presented by the children of the FaithPointe Church under the direction of Kathy Wilson. All toys that are donated will be given to the Carl Perkins Center in Selmer, Tennessee. Shirley Williams went to Pickwick United Methodist Church to install the new officers of the United Methodist Women for the 2014 year. The installation service was held at the Homestead Restaurant in Iuka, Mississippi. A delicious dinner was served. Some 15 ladies attended. TC Williams accompanied Shirley . Robert Wiley (Jabo) entered the hospital in Jackson Friday. He has been real sick but doing some better. Keep him in your prayers. We extend to the family of Norma Jean Lusk, our deepest sympathy in their

loss. Memorial services will be held in Memphis, Tennessee. She lived in Selmer, Tennessee for several years and attended Prospect and New Bethel churches. Gladys Butler passed away Friday morning. Home going services will be held Wednesday, December 11th at 12 noon at the Purdy Methodist Church. Family visitation will be December 10 at Selmer Mortuary beginning at 6 pm. Please keep the family in your prayers THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: God's love is eternal. We have nothing to fear no matter the problem he'll always be near. God will reward and teach us to cope till the day our life’s over. We find release and journey to heaven to tranquility and peace. So until next time be good to yourself and others.

SELMER SENIOR NEWS By Margaret White Contributor

The center was a busy place with Hollie Knight working hard to help everyone who called her to work through the insurance maze. Several representatives came to the center to sign people up. Hopefully, everyone got signed up with the best insurance for them. Hollie and Shelia have been helping get the Bethel

Springs Center up and running on Wednedays starting on Nov. 6. If you are a senior citizen and live in Bethel Springs, you might want to check out the new center that has opened there on Wednesdays each week. They have lots of activities and lunch there. Call Hollie for more information. We had visits from some health care agencies. One brought cakes from Dumplin’s in Jackson, one brought

snacks and took our blood pressures, and one brought birthday cake and ice cream. Some gave us educational handouts. Thanks to all of you. Our most fun day was Nov. 21st. That was “Share your favorite idiom day”. We had so many, but one was I’m nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockers! Someone would tell one and it reminded someone else of another and so it went. We

were rolling in the aisles that day. James Nash has been in the hospital, but is back home now. Joe had a fall Thanksgiving and busted his lip. Hollie and Shelia, and Opal are on trips to Branson, MO. Our center had a field trip to Savannah Villas and then to Pickwick Inn for their Buffet. Now we are all thinking about Christmas.

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• Christmas Thrift Shopper For the last minute shopper, “Christmas Thrift Shoppe” on Saturday, Dec. 14th from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Selmer 1st United Methodist Youth, 1122 West West Cherry Ave, will have a yard sale, bake sale and handmade crafts. For the crafter: reserve your table @ $10 to sell your new handmade crafts. Call 610-0735 by Friday to reserve your table or come out on Saturday to finish your shopping. • Clothing Give-Away Ramer Baptist Church clothing give-away has been rescheduled for December 14th from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. There will be toys and odds and ends. December 13-14 • Christmas Bazaar at Petra Harvest Center Petra Family Worship Center of Milledgeville will be having a Christmas Bazaar at the Petra Harvest Center located on Hwy 22 North of Adamsville on December 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be baked goods, fried pies, new toys, jewelry and crafts. Also on December 21, we will have a stew sale - $16 a gallon. Bring your containers! We will have pictures with Santa. Come join us and help support the food ministries! For more information contact Hazel Haynes 4395771. December 15 • Chorus Concerts for Selmer Middle School & MCHS The First Presbyterian Church will host the Selmer MIddle School Chorus in concert on Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary at 800 East Poplar Avenue. the public is invited to this free performance. Refreshments will follow in the church fellowship hall.

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ADAMSVILLE APPEAL By Toni Watson Contributor

Some precious lights have gone out in Adamsville this past month, and they had nothing to do with our power poles from PEC. They had everything to do with individuals whose lives shined with joy and love for those they encountered throughout their days in town. As people have gathered in memorial services to recognize the depth of loss we were experiencing, you could hear something along this line. “You know I never heard anyone speak unkindly of (the dear departed) and I never heard her/him speak unkindly of anyone either.” Now, folks, that’s quite a statement to make about someone who has lived a bunch of years and

still have everyone in hearing distance agree completely. When you know people that dear, you can sort of begin to take them for granted because they don’t have all that drama that draws attention to them. Yet, when they are no longer a part of your everyday experience, you just have to take notice of what you are missing. So maybe we’ll begin to express our appreciation more often to those extraordinary people who walk through life with positive attitudes, caring hearts, and helpful hands – and we’ll tell them personally instead of commenting to each other at the funeral home or in church pews before the service to celebrate their life. So here’s a salute to you, Bobby Parrott. You’re one of those folks whose names just don’t appear

COMMUNITY EVENTS • Fish Fry Cancelled for December Sulphur Springs Fire Department fish fry has been cancelled for the month of December. • Head Start Pre-Registration in McNairy County: The Southwest Human Resource Agency is accepting applications for 4 year old children to attend classes during this program year! Head Start is a free preschool program for families that qualify based on income, disability, or various family circumstances. Head Start provides medical and dental services, nutritional services, family services, and educational experiences for your entire family. Head Start does not provide transportation. Every child deserves a HEAD START in life… please consider giving your child one by contacting Amy, the Selmer Head Start’s Family Case Manager, at 731645-8953 for more information! 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 • Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer showing at MRA The MRA will be hosting a showing of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for some local Pre K students & their parents on Friday, December 13 at 12:30 p.m. in the McNairy County Visitors Center Theater. We have such a wonderful facility and look forward to sharing in the Christmas Season with some of McNairy County’s youngest residents. We are inviting an MRA member that wishes to be a part of the festivities to consider sponsoring the showing of this holiday classic. There are no

in sentences with a negative comment. You’re one of those people who have been dependable through the years and whose integrity just can’t be questioned. You’ve done a bunch in Adamsville since you moved here as a youngster and went through our school system. You started working when you were ten, mowing yards and taking care of people’s needs. Some of us have watched you grow from a lad to a storeowner and have depended on you through the years. That back trouble you had made a bunch of us hold our breath as we waited to be certain the latest surgery had been successful. Really, Bobby, it wasn’t just because we wanted to be sure our lawns would get clipped, our leaves vacuumed, our mulch delivered – really; it was you we were focused on. And we’re sure those who ride your school

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bus were equally concerned. Now we’re rooting for CarQuest to be a successful venture for you. The store has everything a body would want to pick up and carry out to help not only their car, but their tractor, their riding mower, their ATV, their golf cart, their boat motors…and even more for local manufacturers who need belt fittings, hoses, lubricants, etc. Just simply want new windshield wipers? Come on in. Want a new battery? This is the place. A sparkplug? Wheel lugs? Ball bearings? Even a flashlight – Bobby’s got them. He’s got a great team to help you out in case you come in while he’s behind the steering wheel of the school bus. (And he’s driven a school bus for eighteen years – that will tell you a lot about a man’s ability to get the job done while still maintaining great relationships. Bob-

by’s kindergarten teacher probably noted “Works and plays well with others” on his report card.) When you go to Bobby’s store, you’ll get personal service. They’ll listen to what’s leaving you bumfuzzled at the time and give you some good suggestions to find a solution. In fact, they take a lot of joy in being able to help and be of service. If it means they need to order something for you, they’ll do it in a flash and let you know as soon as it comes in. They hold special sales every other month, so it would be worth your time to check in with them. If their store isn’t the answer for you, they’ll point you in the direction where your need can be met. In fact, Bobby pointed me to A G & N Ag Store to buy a leaf blower. Wow! What a great surprise to discover yet another retail place in Adamsville that I didn’t know existed. Talk about a huge

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dollar amounts or sponsorship levels, anything to help offset the expense of putting on the event would be appreciated. A video clip will be promoting all sponsors will be played before and after the movie. Also, we invite you to come and enjoy the movie. What better way to get into the Christmas Spirit than to spend 1 hour watching and singing along with this all time classic? To sponsor the movie please mail checks to: McNairy Regional Alliance, PO Box 7, Selmer, TN 38375 Also, please be sure that we have your company logo so that we can promote & thank you publically in front of the audience.

Food Give-Away for the Needy in McNairy County will be Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until all food is given away at Old Garan Building, corner of East Main St. and Dorsky St. next to Jack’s Restaurant in Adamsville. To Qualify for Food: 1. Monthly income below $2,944 for a family of 4. (bring pay stud or Food Stamp Card) 2. Monthly income below $2,441 for a family of 3) Monthly income below $1,939 for a family of 2) Monthly income below $1,436 for a family of 1) 2. Need picture ID or Social Security Card. 3. Bring utility bill stub (showing you live in McNairy County) 4. Only one box of food, per household or address. First come, first serve until all food is given away. We plan to have this program available every month, watch newspaper for date. Sponsored by: Mid-South Food Bank and McNairy County Loaves and Fishes.

• Democrat Party meeting McNairy County Democrat Party will meet Friday, December 13 at 6 p.m. at the headquarters in Selmer for our Christmas potluck dinner. Bring whatever dish you want and we will start our Christmas season together with fun, fellowship and best wishes. A donation at the door for building expenses is appreciated. • Christmas Open House/Story Time at McConnico McConnico Library will have Christmas Open House/ Story Time on December 13 from 10:30 until 1 p.m. with Ms. Santa Claus. Twas the Night Before Christmas Book Reading. There will be refreshments. Support your library.

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inventory and there’s got to be some great stories there, too. The young people who helped me were just another example of courtesy and caring hearts – and the wonderful services available right here in good ole Adamsville. Folks, there’s no need to drive to places outside this city to get what you need at stores that won’t give you near the personal service they provide. I’m not telling you to buy local just because I want shops like Bobby’s and A G & N to have a great bottom line at the end of 2013 – I’m telling you to shop local because you just can’t go wrong! Oh, yeah. Don’t forget to tell those people – those special people that some would call their heroes – don’t forget to tell them how much they mean to your lives. Do it today. With a smile. Call ‘em up if you have to. Thanks, Bobby, for being one of those people.

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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. •MCHS Class of 1983 Reunion Our 30 year class reunion will be December 13-14. Friday night, the class will be recognized at the MCHS basketball game and Saturday night, we will meet and eat at Top O’ the River in Michie. The backroom is reserved and each person will order and pay for their food separately. Any money previously sent in will be returned. For more information, contact Sherrie Bonds at 731-803-9422, Debbie Wright Wadsworth 901-848-3939, or Amy Holmes Whitten 731-610-3433. Spread the word. December 16 • McNairy County Animal Shelter Friends Meeting The McNairy County Animal Shelter Friends will have

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Cardinals are 2013 State Runner-up

Zak Neary is awarded 2013 BlueCross Bowl Defensive MVP By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

The Adamsville Cardinals made their second straight appearance in the 2A TSSAA State Championship game. The Cardinals battled the Trousdale Yellow Jackets for the golden football and came up just short, falling to the Yellow Jackets.

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The Cardinals had a big crowd and were ready to play in their second straight BlueCross Bowl appearance. Adamsville won the coin toss and deferred their decision to the second half, giving the Yellow Jackets the opening kickoff. Adamsville came out on defense ready to play and made a huge stand to open the game. On the Yellow Jacket’s opening drive, the Cardinals were able to force and recover a fumble, taking over on their opponent’s 41 yard line. The Cardinals looked to set the tone early on ground with Zak Neary, but were ultimately forced to punt on their first possession. As Adamsville’s defense came back on the field, they were ready to prove that the game was going to be a fight until the end. With both teams trying to get established on the ground, the first quarter soon came to an end with the score tied 0-0. Once the Cardinals got a chance in the second quarter, they began to show signs of offensive struggle. After a few penalties, Adamsville found themselves backed up on their own 10 yard line when Seth Paul found Jacob Wallis behind the defense who ran in for the long score and the game’s first points. After the missed extra point, the Cardinals were up 6-0 with just more than nine minutes left to play in the half. The Cardinals came back out on defense and continued to play well, focusing on stopping the powerful Trousdale running game. After letting the Yellow Jackets move down the field, Jacob Dengler and the defense settled in and forced the Yellow Jackets to turn the ball over on downs, giving it back to the Cardinals offense. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, the offense was not able to get anything going down the field and gave the ball back to the Yellow Jackets. Trying to hold on before the half, the Cardinal defense settled in and looked to continue to keep Trousdale out of the end zone.

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Zak Neary sacks the Yellow Jacket quarterback, causing a fumble on the play. Neary was awarded the BlueCross Bowl Defensive MVP for his efforts in the contest.

Bobcats sweep Cardinals in season’s first meeting By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Adamsville Cardinals made the short bus ride to Selmer, Tenn. to take on the McNairy Central Bobcats for the first time this season.

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The Lady Cardinals and the Lady Bobcats took the court for their first season match-up and things began to quickly heat up on the court. In the first quarter, both teams played well and tried to get themselves established on their offensive side of the court. Bug Johnson and Robin Moore were able to get thing moving for the Cardinals early, and Adamsville was able to take an early lead up 15-11 after the first quarter. Once the second quarter got underway, Haven Phelps, Mallorie Sweat and the Lady Cats took the game over and never looked back. McNairy was able to clamp down their defense and slow down the Lady Cardinals offense, holding the redbirds to only 10 points in the quarter while scoring 22 of their own. The Lady Cats were able to take the lead from the Lady Cards, and they went into half time up 33-25. After the second half got underway, the Lady Bobcats shut down the Lady Cardinals completely and ran away from the game. With Kaitlyn West and Porsha Chappell adding to the Lady Cat offense they were able to build on the lead that they gained in the second quarter. After holding the Lady Cardinals to only four points in the entire third quarter, the Lady Cats took a commanding lead going into the fourth up 62-29. Once the fourth quarter got started, the Lady Bobcats were able to get some of their younger players some time on the court while the Lady Cardinals tried to get their offense back on track. Although in the final period of play, the Lady Bobcats hit a slump in their offense. They were able to hold the Lady Cardinals down and protect their lead, winning the game by a score of 69-36. “We had a good shooting game, making seven three-pointers,” said Bobcat head coach Jerry Lott. “Defensively, we had a really good effort in the second half, holding them to 11 points.”

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(AHS) Robin Moore: 12 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast; Madelynn Lynch: 6 Pts, 3 Reb; Lauren Rhodes: 6 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast; Makena Parish, Karly Napier: 3 Pts; Shakeema Dilworth, Bug Johnson, Gabby Morris: 2 Pts

(MCHS) Haven Phelps: 21 Pts, 6 Ast, 9 Stl; Kaitlyn West: 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl; Mallorie Sweat: 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl; Porsha Chappell: 12 Pts, 4 Ast, 6 Stl; Margie Coleman: 8 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Madi Rose Hammock, Olivia Mitchell: 2 Pts

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Grant Goodman goes strong to the basket against Cardinal Seniors Lane Burcham and Jack Majors.

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After the girls’ game was finished, it was the boys’ turn to renew the rivalry and take the court. The game opened up to be an exciting one, with an alley oop to Lane

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Cardinals ground Rockets at home During the second quarter, the Lady Rockets were able to continue their surge, while the Lady Cardinals had problems getting any scoring going on their end. Towards the end of the quarter, the Lady Cardinals were able to get some points on the board, but they went into the half down 26-25. After the halftime break, the Cardinals came out flat and the Lady Rockets jumped all over the opportunity. Adamsville was never able to find any rhythm in the third quarter, and they were held to just 9 points in the quarter. Beginning the fourth quarter down 42-34, the Lady Cardinals had a lot of work to do in order to mount the comeback and get the win. Behind the play of Moore and Dilworth, the Lady Cards were able to battle back and slowly break into the Lady Rocket lead. Adamsville got to within two points of the Lady Rockets with less than three minutes left to play. The offense continued to play well, and they were able to over take the Lady Rockets and grab the lead with less than a minute left to play. After the Lady Cards grabbed the lead, they set their sights on defense and stopping the Lady Rockets. With a few good hustle plays and some timely decisions, the Lady Cards were able to hang on and complete the comeback, winning the contest 56-55.

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(AHS) Robin Moore: 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast; Shakeema Dilworth: 14 Pts, 8 Reb; Alli Pettit: 6 Pts, 8 Reb; Lauren Rhodes: 5 Pts, 1 Ast; Karly Napier: 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Madelynn Lynch: 4 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast; Bug Johnson: 4 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast; Gabby Morris: 4 Pts, 4 Reb; Aysia Campbell: 1 Pts, 2 Reb

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The Cardinals took the court, and looked to play off the momentum of the Lady Cards win. With the addition of Austin Cotner and Ross Burcham from the football field, the Cardinals got off to a Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo good start in the first quarter and took an early lead over Bug Johnson runs the offense against the Clarksburg Rockets. Johnson added four points to her teams effort in the Rockets. the home win. Although, toward the end of the quarter, the Rockets were able to get some offense going themselves and they By Brian Azevedo tied the game up going into the second quarter at 15. Sports Writer Once the second quarter got underway, the two teams played a very even game. Point for point and basket for basket, the two teams were neck and neck. Lane The Adamsville Cardinals played host to the Clarksburg Rockets last Monday Burcham, in the middle for the Cardinals, got the offense sparked with his high flying night, and were able to complete the sweep on their home floor. play around the rim. The redbirds were able to ride the momentum and take the lead before the half up 32-31. After the half was over, it was all Cardinals on the court. Adamsville came out on Adamsville 56 fire, and played with a new sense of purpose. Clarksburg 55 Although, putting up more than 20 points on the board, the Cardinals’ defense The Lady Cardinals were coming off a huge loss to the Lady Bobcats and needed was the highlight as they held the Rockets to only eight points in the third quarter. a big win to get back on track. Going into the fourth, the Cardinals were able to keep up the pressure and to keep The Lady Cardinals started off well against the Lady Rockets and made sure they the hot offense going. Once again scoring over 20 points, the Cards were able to exgot their offense going early. Led by Robin Moore and Shakeema Dilworth, the Lady Cardinals got on a roll of- tend their lead and hang on for the win and the sweep of the Rockets. fensively. Late in the first quarter, the Lady Rockets were able to get some offense going of CHS 15 16 8 12 51 their own, but the Lady Cards were able to hang on and take the lead into the second AHS 15 17 21 24 77 quarter, 13-12.

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Blue Devils face off against Tigers/Bears By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

The Michie Lady Blue Devils took the win against Hardin County last Thursday on the Blue Devil hardwood.

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2 Reb, 2 Stl (Michie Boys v. Hardin) Clint Coleman: 13 Pts; Dawson Hollan: 12 Pts; Josh Butler 4 Pts (Michie Girls v. Alcorn) Jourdan Dengler: 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl; Anna Kate Crenshaw: 7 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl; Greenlea Lipford: 4 Pts; Mackenzie Parson: 3 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 St, 1 Stl; Bethany Bennett: 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Emiliee Foster: 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl (Michie Boys v. Alcorn) Clint Coleman: 15 Pts; Dawson Hollan: 14 Pts; Michael Wilson: 2 Pts; Lane Dimmick: 2 Pts

The Lady Blue Devils took an early lead shutting out Hardin County with a first quarter score of 11-0, but in the second quarter the Lady Blue Devils scored only 11 points to 19 for Hardin County and the game was tied at halftime 19-19. Coach Bridget Merry credited the Lady Blue Devils’ early lead in the first quarter to “great defense (which) held Hardin County scoreless.” The second half had a similar strain as first half as, in the third quarter, the Lady Blue Devils took back their scoring power out scoring their opponents by eight points. The two teams both scored five points in the fourth quarter, though the lead was held by the Lady Blue Devils who then took the win 34-26. Merry said the team played a great game on “both sides of the ball” exhibiting strong defense and offense, and she said they are getting better every game. The Blue Devil boys fell to Hardin County.

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The Blue Devils fell behind early in the game with a score of 13-7 for Hardin County in the first quarter. In the second quarter the Blue Devils outscored their opponents by one point but the difference at halftime, 20-15, was too much for the Blue Devils to take the lead in the first half. In the second half, the Blue Devils continued to fall behind in the scoring, though in the third quarter they gave their opponents a run before ending the quarter behind just by five points 25-20 for Hardin County. The Blue Devils then only scored four points to their opponents’ 16 in the fourth quarter and ended the game 22 points down. Despite a strong win last Thursday, this Monday the Lady Blue Devils fell to Alcorn Central.

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The Lady Blue Devils started the game ahead by two points 10-8 in the first quarter and continued to outscore their opponents in the second quarter with a score of 18-10 at halftime. It was in the second half that the scoring pattern reversed and the Lady Blue Devils underscored their opponents in the third quarter six points and in the fourth quarter by 13 points in the fourth. By “dropping the ball” on offense and failing to maintain significant scoring, the Lady Blue Devils succumbed to their opponents 38-27. The Blue Devil boys took the win against Alcorn Central in an away game this Monday.

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The Blue Devils jumped ahead in the first quarter with an early lead 14-9, while in the second quarter both teams seemed to come up evenly matched, each scoring seven points in the quarter. The Blue Devils had the lead, though, and the halftime score was 21-16. The Blue Devils underscored their opponents by one point in the third quarter, though they maintained their lead. Again in the fourth quarter, each team equally scored three points while the Blue Devils came away with the win 33-29.

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(AHS) Lane Burcham: 11 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast; Tucker Campbell: 8 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast; Des Whitley: 2 Pts, 2 Ast; Dakorea Dilworth: 28 Pts, 4 Ast, 1 Stl (MCHS) Terrell Harris: 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast; Reggie McNeal: 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast; Jonathan Nixon: 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast; Grant Goodman: 6 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast; Caleb Kennedy: 5 Pts, 1 Reb; X’Adrian Borner: 4 Pts, 2 Reb; Kirby Tacker: 3 Pts, 3 Reb; Nick Crabb: 2 Pts, 1 Reb

SPORTS BRIEFS Jr Pro Basketball Adamsville Parks and Recreation is now taking sign-ups for Jr. Pro basketball. Signups will continue until December 10. Times are listed on the sign-up forms, which are available at Adamsville City Hall or Parks and Recreation office. All games this season will be played on Saturdays and the season will begin on January 4 and run through February 22. All games will be played at the Adamsville Elementary School. The Fee this year is $35. All forms are to be turned in to Adamsville City Hall. For more information or questions contact Bubba Martin at 731-610-2093 or Ted Hughes at 731-926-5675. Monday Night Football This week’s action on Monday Night Football was an exciting match-up between the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys. The two teams clashed in Dallas, and the Bears are the ones who were able to come out on top and try to solidify their playoff run. After being tied at seven in the first quarter, the Bears and the ones who were able to explode on offense scoring 17 points in the quarter. After halftime the Bears never let up, as they were able to put up 11 more points while shutting the Cowboys out. Dallas was able to put up two touchdowns themselves in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to overtake the Bears. Lady Vols Bus Trip

West Tennessee Sports Bus Charters will be making a trip to Nashville to see the Lady Vols take on Vanderbilt. The game will be on Sunday, January 12. The costs will be $53 each or $106 for a couple. This will include tickets, bus fare and a tip for the driver. The bus will be leaving Kmart in Jackson Tenn., at noon and will return to Jackson after a dinner stop at O’Charlies in Dickson. There are 54 seats available and the deadline is December 27. Call Greg at 731-424-8238 for reservations or more details. There will also be a bus going to the Lady Vols vs. Kentucky game February 15 and 16. The costs will be $110 a person, and will include game tickets, bus fare plus tip and hotel room. The bus will stop at Dickson for lunch, before going on to the hotel. There will be breakfast the next morning at Cracker Barrel before heading to the game at 1 p.m. The bus will stop in Cookeville on the way back and be back in Jackson at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Winter Baseball Clinic There will be a winter baseball clinic held at the Corinth SportsPlex on Saturday, December 14 for players ages 8-14. There are limited spots available, and the cost will be $30 per player. The clinic will be presented by the Cardinals Baseball 13U team, and will be featuring guest instructor Stanley Stubbs who is the assistant baseball coach at Savannah State University. For more information contact Paige Teague at 731-610-1910 or Shane Teague at 731-610-6524.


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Rebels and Eagles square off in county play By Sarah Rowland Sports Writer

The Lady Eagles took the win against Savannah Christian Academy in an away game this Monday.

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They took an early lead in the first quarter ending the quarter 10-3, a lead they maintained throughout the game. In the second half, the Lady Eagles out scored their opponents’ eight points for a score at halftime of 21-6. In the third quarter, the Lady Eagles continued their dominance with a score of 28-10 before finally ending the game 30-17. Coach Meribeth Beohler credited the win to excellent defense she said “really came together.” “Our girls showed up to play tonight,” said Beohler, “I’m very proud and it’s always a good night when everyone gets some action on the floor.” Despite their win this week, the Lady Eagles fell to the Lady Rebels last Thursday night in a hard fought game by both teams.

Lady Rebels 32 Lady Eagles 23

The Lady Eagles came out strong in the first half, earning a one-point lead in the first quarter, and again scoring one point more than the Lady Rebels in the second quarter for a lead at halftime of 11-9. The Lady Eagles played a good defense throughout the game, taking several steals in the first half. In the second half, though, the Lady Rebels proved to be more accurate scorers and turned the tide taking several steals from the Lady Eagles. Coach Meribeth Beohler commented for the Lady Eagles after the game that they saw too many turnovers in the second half. The Lady Rebels overtook the Lady Eagles with a two-point shot for a lead of one point 17-16 with three minutes left in the third quarter. They eventually ended the third quarter with a lead of 22-19 over the Lady Eagles. In the fourth quarter, the Lady Eagles just scored one point to ten points by the Lady Rebels, allowing the Lady Rebels to claim the victory 32-23. The Eagle boys dominated the hardwood against the Rebels following the girl’s game.

Eagles 50 Rebels 24

The Eagles took an early and excessive lead of 15-6, a lead they maintained throughout the game. They brought the halftime score to 28-9. One spectator commented on the larger size of the Eagles players compared to the Rebels players which could have been a factor in the Rebels performance. The Eagles continued to plow through the second half for a score in the third quarter of 33-17, and finally taking the game in the fourth quarter with a lead of 26 points. (Ramer Girls v. SCA) Grace McMahan: 2 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Stl; Mary Grace Hunter: 7 Pts, 4 Stl; Kayla Windom: 1 Stl; Kaytlin Weathers: 8 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl; Endya Moffat: 9 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl; Caroline Maness: 1 Reb; Abby Nixon: 4 Pts; Kori Moore: 4 Stl; Mallory Rodgers: 1 Reb, 1 Stl; Alyssa Nash: 1 Stl (Ramer Girls v. Bethel) Grace McMahan: 7 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Stl; Mary Grace Hunter; 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Stl; Kayla Windom: 2 Reb, 1 Stl; Kaytlin Weathers: 4 Pts, 1 Reb; Endya Moffat: 2 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Stl; Kori Moore: 1 Pt, 2 Reb, 2 Stl (Bethel Girls v. Ramer) Emily Phillips-Harmon: 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl; Emma Spencer: 5 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk; Katie Turner: 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl; Kailie Lott: 2 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk; Marlee Smith: 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl; Khyla Wade-Warren: 2 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Blk (Bethel Boys v. Ramer) Cornelius Bailey: 4 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl; Keylyn Barnes: 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl; Will Jones: 6 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 9 Stl; Kabrari Finnie: 1 Stl; Josiah Sanders: 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Garrett Spencer: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl; Logan Baker: 2 Reb; Traevon Atlee: 1 Stl

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However, with less than 30 seconds left in the first half, the Yellow Jackets were able to find the end zone, and with the extra point they were able to take the lead from the Cardinals and go into the locker room up 7-6. After the half, Adamsville came out of the locker room with a new life and looked to take their first drive down the field and score. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they were not able to keep the drive going, and they were forced to punt the ball back to the Yellow Jackets. The defense came back out on the field and went back to their plan, trying to stop the run. Neary, Dengler and the defense were able to step up and make plays in the backfield, but the powerful Yellow Jacket running game continued to slowly move the ball down the field. With less than seven minutes left to go in the third quarter, the Yellow Jackets found the end zone and with the extra point took the lead 14-6. With the offense unable to move the ball in the following possession, the Adamsville defense found themselves back on the field with time slowly running out, and they needed a play. Senior Zak Neary provided that play. Coming off the edge from his safety position, Neary was able to run down the quarterback in the backfield and force a fumble, which was picked up by Cardinal Luke Kiser. Kiser was able to scoop the ball and take it down the field for a short distance before being caught and tackled from behind. The Cardinals used the momentum and wasted little time getting their offense on the field looking for the end zone. With just more than one minute left in the third quarter, the Cardinals found the end zone when Zak Neary powered his way in from close range. The Cardinals elected to go for two and attempt to tie the game at 14. However they were unsuccessful and the Yellow Jackets would hang on to the lead 14-12. Going into the fourth quarter, both teams were well aware of what the other was trying to do offensively. The Cardinals forced the Yellow Jackets to punt, but were then forced to punt themselves.

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Austin Brown takes a jump shot over the Rebels defenders in their county match-up last week.

In their second possession of the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets were able to move the ball down the field and with little more than six seconds left on the clock, they found the end zone and extended their lead 21-12. Adamsville was running out of time, and they needed to score points in a hurry in order to make the comeback. With the offense not able to move and the defense back on the field, the Cardinals needed a big play to get them back in the game. Zak Neary answered the call for the Cardinals once again. As the Yellow Jackets attempted one of their few passes in the game, Neary made the huge interception and gave the ball back to the offense. Adamsville was able to move the ball down the field, and knowing that they needed two scores to take the lead, they were in a hurry. After getting down to the eight yard line, the Cardinals could smell the end zone, when Seth Paul was picked off in the end zone for his second interception in the game. With little more than a minute left in the game and no timeouts, the Cardinals were forced to watch as the Yellow Jackets took a knee, and took home the state title. This is the second year in a row that the Cardinals made it to the BlueCross Bowl and came up just short of their goal of a state title. The Cardinals did however have a great season once again, and have accomplished more than any other McNairy County team has before them.

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Lions travel to Adamsville to battle Cardinals By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer

The Selmer Lions made the trip to Adamsville to take on the Cardinals. Adamsville was able to tame the Lady Lions but could not come away with the county sweep.

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The game got off to a strong start, and the rivalry seemed renewed as the two teams took the court. The Lady Cardinals have been rolling through the season and are always looking to compete well against the in county teams. Adamsville got off to a quick lead, and they were able to hold it for most of the game. Strong play from Alexis Wynn and Sarah Shoate helped anchor the Cards against the Lions. Although the Lions played hard, they could not overtake the lead that the Cards had built, and they fell to the Lady Cardinals in the county match-up.

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The Cardinals were looking to ride the momentum of the girls’ win, but they were not able to get off to a great start against the Lions. In the first quarter, the Lions jumped out to a big early lead and the Cardinals were having problems getting shots to fall. Going into the second quarter, the Cards were down 17-6, but they were trying to cut the lead down. Before the half the Cards were able to slow the Lions’ powerful offense down and were able to cut into the Lion lead. Unfortunately for the Cards, they were only able to gain one point on the Lions and they still went into half time down 25-17. In the third quarter, the Cardinals took the court still looking to cut into the lead, while the Lions were trying to hang on for the much needed county win. Neither offense was able to put very many points on the board in the third quarter, but the Cards were able to cut the Lions’ lead by two and were only down 30-24. In the fourth quarter, the Cardinals came alive on offense, led by Woody Hancock and Tre’ Blakenship, and were able to erase the Lions’ lead completely. The game ended in a 36-36 tie. Moving into the overtime frame, the Lions got their offense back on track and took it to the Cardinals. Selmer was able to pull away early in the overtime period and held on to take home the county road win.

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Adamsville Elementary School’s third graders have been studying the Water Cycle. The students had a wonderful time making a model of the water cycle. They also learned the chemical name of water is H2O.

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Ramer School students are busy making Christmas ornaments representing their favorite book characters. Connor Settlemires, fourth grader, is shown here with Little Ann, from the book, “Where the Red Fern Grows”. Ornaments will be on display on the Christmas tree in the school library throughout the month of December with winners announced in several categories. Ramer School librarian, Susan Murray, said the activity has been a huge success with many quality ornaments being turned in. At Ramer, we encourage family involvement and at-home activities. Seeing the results of the efforts of each family has been exciting! Come by and check out Ramer’s “Book Character” tree. It’s going to be GREAT!

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Lacy Elizabeth Schumacher accepts her Juris Doctorate degree. Article submitted by: Paul Schumacher

Dr. Kevin and Linda Schumacher of Felton, Minnesota celebrated the graduation ceremony of their daughter Lacy Elizabeth Schumacher at a commencement in St. Paul, Minnesota on 17 May 2013. Lacy completed requirements for the Juris Doctor Degree at Hamline University School of Law, has passed the Bar

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EDITOR Libby Holland STAFF: Matalyn Nasalroad ADVISER Lisa Forsythe

UPCOMING EVENTS:

December 11 •End-of-Course Exams: English I, II & III December 12 •SPIRIT DAY: Gingerbread (wear brown) •End-of-Course Exams: Biology & Chemistry December 13 •SPIRIT DAY: Tacky Christmas Sweater Day •Pep Rally during HR •SR & JR Class Officer pictures after pep rally •End-of-Course Exams: American History •BB Fayette Ware H 6:00 December 16 •Art Club Christmas Party 3:00 •Choir Christmas Concert 7:00 December 17 •NHS Meeting during HR •Band Christmas Concert 7:00 •BB Adamsville A 6:00 December 18 •1st & 2nd Block Finals December 19 •3rd & 4th Block Finals •Faculty Christmas lunch

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School Menus McNairy County Elementary Breakfast Dec - 16 Breakfast Bites Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 17 Sausage & Biscuit Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 18 Sausage Bagel Pizza or Yogurt Parfait Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 19 Breakfast Burrito Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 20 No Breakfast McNairy County Elementary Lunch Dec - 16 Chicken Rings/Roll or Sloppy Joe or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Cheesy Potatoes Glazed Carrots Garden Salad

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Dec - 17 Corn Dog or Chili/ Cheese Toast or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Baked Potato Halves Broccoli/Cheese Sauce Garden Salad Orange Wedges Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 18 Cheeseburger or Lasagna/Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad French Fries California Vegetable Blend Garden Salad Pineapple Chunks Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Dec - 19 Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza or Chicken Fajita Wrap or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Potato Rounds Pinto Beans Garden Salad Blushing Pears Choice of Juice

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AES Fall Book Fair a success By Amy Seaton Contributor

Adamsville Elementary School Library recently held their fall book fair. Students and parents were given an opportunity to sample the latest titles. “The most requested book, by far, was the latest edition to the Wimpy Kid series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck,” reports librarian Sherry Copeland. “Our book fair happened to be the week the book was released. Wyatt Beach was the first to order a copy and as it happened, he was in the library when the order arrived. He was very excited! That excitement is a major reason we have book fairs. Younger students enjoyed meeting Clifford, the Big Red Dog, and choosing from a wide variety of books specially designed to encourage reading. Choices included Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Count the Monkeys, Pinkalicious Fairy House, and Have Fun Molly Lou Melon. “The book fair was held in conjunction with the school’s after school parent night so we had an amazing crowd. It was good to see how many parents are encouraging their children to read.”

By Tim Hurt Contributor

Schools traditionally stress such foundational and useful academic basics as reading, writing, and arithmetic. At the same time, however, students must learn to think through problems and develop creative solutions if they hope to be successful beyond the classroom. One program which seeks to help develop these skills is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), which has been the subject of increasing attention over the past few years. Thanks to the efforts of local administrators, especially County Vocational Director Ronnie Teague, STEM has been emphasized in McNairy County Schools, including Selmer Middle School. Here, in addition to their conventional science classes, which tend to incorporate STEM quite extensively, students have a special weekly “activity” class in which they undertake hands-on science activities, learn about STEM careers, and have ample opportunity to use their creativity and critical thinking skills to solve problems in a competitive environment. For the last few years, students in this class have undertaken different challenges depending on their grade level. For example, one major project for the Sixth grade students is to build a lightweight airplane out of balsa wood and compete to see which group makes

the most efficient design. This enables the students to get a first-hand look at such scientific principles as aerodynamics and lift while taking part in a project that they enjoy. Similarly, Seventh grade students build rockets out of soda bottles that are powered by air pressurized by a bicycle pump. Students learn about laws of motion as they build and test these rockets, which upon launching attain heights up to four hundred feet. Eighth grade students build a battery powered vehicle that utilizes a small motor as it gives them first hand experience with electrical circuits. Each of these projects also teaches students how to troubleshoot and adjust their designs to increase efficiency. In addition to two major projects for 6-8 graders, the Selmer Middle School STEM program also includes several short projects, including such practical applications as researching common sources of malfunction and troubleshooting everyday household appliances and quick, one-day “challenges” that involve creating simple devices such as effective miniature parachutes and rafts. STEM classes complement traditional Science classes and help foster some of the skills most lacking in students today, especially skills that aren’t generally taught in basic classes. To learn more about STEM at Selmer Middle School, check the Selmer Middle School website or the Selmer Middle STEM Twitter page.

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APOSTOLIC

Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. New Jerusalem Faith Apostolic Church 27 Linley Circle, Selmer Bishop Ferdinand Gant Sr. Pastor Wanda Gant Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Bible Class: Wed. night 7 p.m. Prayer: Wed. night 6 p.m.

BAPTIST 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 p.m. (with exception of 1st & 3rd Sunday) TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3 p.m., Wednesday night Bible Study 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.

INDEPENDENT Calvary Baptist Church Hwy 22 North, Adamsville Pastor: Jimmy Cates Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Faith Baptist Church 1301 Peach St., Selmer Dr. S. Freed Ware, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Baptist Church 1308 High School Rd., Selmer Pastor: J.D. Matlock Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Locke Road Baptist Locke Road, Selmer Jim Outland, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 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. 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. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Chewalla Baptist Church 190 Chewalla St., Ramer Richard Doyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Clear Creek Baptist Church 1728 Lawton Rd., Selmer Chuck Castles, Pastor Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church 6515 Hwy 57 East, Michie, TN Pastor: K. Brian Rainey Music & Youth Director: Cameron Miller Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7 p.m. Cypress Creek First Baptist Church 14 Falcon Road, Selmer Pastor: Clifford E. Wynn, Jr. (731) 645-8094 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sunday 10:15 a.m. Corporate Prayer Service: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study: Wednesdays 12 Noon Bible Study: 7 p.m. Eastview Baptist Church Hwy 45 S., Eastview, Tenn. 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 St., 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 143 Jackson St., Bethel Springs Alan McCall, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. 5 p.m & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Michie 5658 Hwy 22 S., Michie James Hardin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Selmer 310 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Finger Finger-Leapwood Rd., Finger Bobby Bray, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. & p.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 Springs Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Pleasant Site Baptist Church 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Ramer Baptist Church 3899 Hwy 57 West, Ramer James Young, Pastor Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. 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. 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.

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

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

West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church St., 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 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Stantonville Church of Christ 8228 Hwy 142, Stantonville Randy Cook, Minister Matt Cook, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD Center Ridge Pentecostal Church of God 910 Center Ridge Rd., Bethel Springs Rev. Terry Resley, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Service: 10:45 Sunday Night Service: 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. 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 PROPECY 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 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 Presbyterian 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.

First United Methodist Church 1122 West Cherry Ave., Selmer Sunday: New Generation Praise Service: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Nights: Supper 6 p.m. Bible Study & Breakouts: 7-7:45 p.m. Hickory Flatt United Methodist Church Puron Rd., Hickory Flatt Dick Humphrey, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:15 a.m.

Lebanon United Methodist Church 250 Chambers Store Rd. Michie Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. New Hope United Methodist Church Sticine Rd. - Michie Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Wed. Bible Study: 6:30 p.m. David Harstin, Pastor Pebble Hill Methodist Church 2768 Chamber Store Rd., Michie Rev. Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Stantonville United Methodist Church 8351 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN David Harstin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sulphur Springs United Methodist Sulphur Springs Rd., Selmer Jim Barber, Pastor Children’s Church: 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Union Grove United Methodist Pleasant Site Road, Selmer Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday School: 10:20 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:20 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study: 6 p.m. Mt. Vinson United Methodist 2100 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Dick Humphrey, Pastor Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 a.m.

LUTHERAN MISSOURI SYNOD 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 Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church 46 Beauty Hill Road, Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening: (2nd & 4th) 5 p.m. Wednesday Evening: 7:15 p.m.

First United Pentecostal-Eastview 7810 Hwy 45 S, Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Monday: 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7:15 p.m. The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Sun. School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Gateway Holiness Chapel 2342 Refuge Rd., Bethel Springs Michael Price, Pastor Sunday: 2 p.m. Thursday: 7 p.m.

PRESBYTERIAN

METHODIST

Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor 610-1859 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC

Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach St., Selmer Bro. Paul Henley, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.

St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st Saturday: 9 a.m.

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Bethel Springs Seventh Day Adventist 4352 Main St., Bethel Springs John Johnston, Pastor Saturday Worship: 9 a.m. Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

OTHER/NON-DENOMINATIONAL A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Believer’s 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 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 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 St., Selmer Bro. Billy Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Moores School House Full Gospel Fellowship Church 115 Tull Road, Selmer 731-646-1837 David Paseur, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Harvest Bible College Harvest Evangelistic Int. Ministries Inc. 349 Old Hwy 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 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Sunday Night: 6 p.m. Thursday Night: 7 p.m. Pastors: Paul and Bonnie Young

FaithPointe Church 440 Hwy 64 East, Adamsville Mike Sweeney, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wedesday nights: 7 p.m. Phone: 731-727-1177 www.faithpointechurch.com Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Ctr., Selmer Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. For info. call 731-434-0097 www.onechurchnow.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.

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

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

Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E. Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

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

Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Rev. Gary Anderson Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church USA 800 Poplar Ave., Selmer Dr. James Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m.

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TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: THAT, WHEREAS, by deed of trust dated April 5, 2012, recorded in the Register’s Office of Chester County, Tennessee in Trust Deed Book 405, page 2125, et seq., Brian Allen Strickland and Jessica Marie Alarcon did convey in trust to Larry F. McKenzie, Trustee, the real estate hereinafter described to secure the payment of the principal sum of $18,000.00, payable to the order of the Harold Spain, Enville, Tennessee, evidenced by a certain promissory note described in said deed of trust and being incorporated by reference; and, WHEREAS, said deed of trust provided that in the event of a default in the payment of the indebtedness required to be paid under said note, when the same are due and payable, the entire indebtedness shall, at the option of the owner and holder thereof, become due and payable forthwith; and, WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness, now due, and the owner and holder of said note has declared the entire unpaid balance now due and payable, and has called upon Larry F. McKenzie, the nominated Trustee, to foreclose said deed of trust according to the terms and provisions thereof; NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as such Trustee under said deed of trust, I will, on Friday, January 3, 2014, offer for sale and sell, at the front door of the Courthouse in Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee, at 1:30 P.M., to the last, highest and best bidder, for cash in hand and in bar of the equity of redemption, the following described real estate located in MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, more particularly bounded and described as follows, towit: BEGINNING at an iron rod found in the South margin of Bob Williams Road, which point is the northeast corner of Renee Black and the northwest corner of the herein described tract; thence, from the point of beginning, and with the South right of way of Bob Williams Road North 68 degrees 11 minutes 51 seconds East 168.00 feet to the centerline of a drive; thence, with the West line of David Black and Green Tree, South 20 degrees 53 minutes 20 seconds East 434.21 feet to an iron pin set in the North line of Joe Edward; thence, with the North line of Edward, South 77 degrees 30 minutes 18 seconds West 74.19 feet to a metal post in the East line of Renee Black; thence, with the East line of Black, North 33 degrees 33 minutes 35 seconds West 431.20 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.2 acres. Surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying, Inc., R.L.S. No. 1999. Said legal description is the same description as contained in the previous deed of record. This is the identical real estate conveyed to Brian Allen Strickland and Jessica Marie Alarcon from Harold Spain by Warranty Deed dated April 5, 2012, of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 222, page 507. Street Address: 265 Bob Williams Road, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 Liens in favor of the United States or the State of Tennessee: None Map 22, Parcel 1.00, McNairy County Tax Assessors Office Other parties interested in this property: None Said sale shall be made subject to any outstanding indebtedness, taxes, or other encumbrances which may constitute a valid prior lien against said property, if any. Said

property shall be sold and conveyed by the undersigned as Trustee only, and not further or otherwise, and the buyer shall rely upon his own good judgment and investigation as to the status of title. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender of trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Dated at Henderson, Tennessee, this November 31, 2013.

pin; thence South 04 degrees 16 minutes West a distance of 205.71 feet to an iron pin; thence South 89 degrees 35 minutes West a distance of 179.65 feet to an iron pin; thence South 42 degrees 18 minutes 26 seconds West a distance of 509.41 feet to an iron pin; thence North 82 degrees 05 minutes 32 seconds West a distance of 173.82 feet to to an iron pin; thence North 09 degrees 01 minutes 39 seconds West a distance of 123.56 feet to an iron pin; thence North 80 degrees 27 minutes West a distance of 545.31 feet to a spike in the centerline of a private gravel road; thence with the centerline of said road North 26 degrees 31 minutes 25 seconds West a distance of 90.47 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 5 acres, as surveyed by David Hall Land Surveying Company, RLS No. 943 on June 28, 1996.

signed to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on January 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Side Entrance of the McNairy County Courthouse , located in Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: BEGINNING ON A POINT IN THE SOUTHERN MARGIN OF SHERRY LYNN DRIVE AND BEING 25 FEET FROM THE CENTER OF SAID DRIVE AND ALSO BEING 286.73 FEET SOUTHEAST OF AN “ELL` CORNER OF M.J. SMITH DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 82, PAGE 368 AND 369; THENCE WITH THE MARGIN OF SAID DRIVE SOUTH 71 DEGREES 58 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 279.49 FEET TO AN IRON ROD BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF ANTHONY L. JORDAN; THENCE WITH THE WEST LINE OF JORDAN SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 133.48 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE WEST A DISTANCE OF 265.76 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE WEST A DISTANCE OF 220 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. MCNAIRY COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PARCEL CONVEYED TO JACK O. BENTON AND LAURA SUE BENTON FROM FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, A/K/A FANNIE MAE, A CORPORATION, BY VIRTUE OF A DEED DATED 8/7/2006, IN DEED BOOK 200, PAGE 830, AS INSTRUMENT NO. 52611 COUNTY OF MCNAIRY, STATE OF TENNESSEE. ASSESSOR`S PARCEL NO: 055013 00133 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 163 SHERRY LYNN DR, FINGER, TN 38334. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): ESTATE AND/OR HEIRS-ATLAW OF JACK O. BENTON OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; 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. This property is being sold with the

express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/ property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #64312: 2013-12-11 2013-12-18, 2013-12-25 8189 30, 31, 32

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Larry F. McKenzie, Trustee 11501 29, 30, 31 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 February 10, 2006, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded February 17, 2006, at Book 380, Page 344 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by David Lovelace and Belinda Lovelace, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Attorney as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for WMC Mortgage Corp., its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on 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: Lying and being situated in the Fifth Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a P.K. nail in the centerline of a private gravel road and the centerline of a ditch of E.J. Capooth as recorded in Deed Book 47, Page 458, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee; thence South 26 degrees 31 minutes 25 seconds East a distance of 246 feet to a spike, this being the true point of beginning, thence with new lines South 81 degrees 17 minutes East a distance of 800.86 feet to an iron pin; thence North 22 degrees 15 minutes 22 seconds East a distance of 417.86 feet to an iron pin; thence South 89 degrees 59 minutes East a distance of 361.63 feet to an iron

ALSO KNOWN AS: 3951 Highway 57 East, Guys, Tennessee 38339-5125 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: David Lovelace; Belinda Lovelace The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1286‑240035 DATED December 2013

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INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee December 11, 2013 December 18, 2013 December 25, 2013 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ bsutherland_131202_1117 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR. COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM 8190 30, 31, 32 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 20, 2012, executed by JACK O. BENTON, LAURA SUE BENTON, conveying certain real property therein described to RECON TRUST, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee recorded August 31, 2012, in Deed Book 407, Page 240; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and as-

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COURT BRIEFS ROBERT C. MAIN - Driving on revoked 2nd or subsequent- Fined $50 + cost, supervised probation TIMOTHY S. HARDY Possession unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activity- fined $150 + cost. Supervised probation. Defendant given credit for time served. TONYA WHITE - Registration law- Fined $50 + cost JAMES HARTLEY - Driving

on suspended- Fines $50 + cost, supervised probation. Defendant not drive in TN for 6 months. MATT DYKER - Possession unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activityfined $150 + cost. Supervised probation. JESSE MAYFIELD - Possession unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activity- fined $150 + cost. Supervised probation.

911 CALLS December 02, 2013 Business area check- Dollar General Business area check- Bethel Dollar General Traffic Stop- Dowty Rd Traffic Stop- 45 S @ Pappy Johns Theft report- Masseyville McNairy Unknown person- Beauty Hill Trespassing- Industrial Park Animal Control- Hardin Graveyard Public Service Attempt to serve- Peach St Public Service- Lawton Rd Harassment- Complex Assault- Complex Speak with an officer- Meeks Rd Traffic stop- 64 E Speak with an officer-7595 Hwy 22 S Suspicious vehicle- Starr Ln Theft report Speak with an officer- Hamburg Rd Speak with an officer December 03, 2013 Wreck w/ injuries- Friendship Trespassing- Lawton Speak with an officer- Dancer Rd Animal control- Bud Long Attempt to serve- Mt Vernon Attempt to serve- Old Lawton Rd Theft Report- Droke Rd Speak with an officer- Complex Missing Person- McNairy Central High

Unknown Person- Edwards Ln Burglary- Chambers Store Rd Residential Alarm- Amerson Ln Theft report- Hwy 45 N Armed Robbery- Main St Gunshots- Beauty Hill Suspicious person- Michie Dollar Store Theft report- Freddie Davis Gunshot- Hardin Graveyard Drug activity- Payne Rd Domestic physical- Wayne Elam Unknown person- Sparks Ln Theft report- Chambers Chapel December 04, 2013 Harassment- Sewell Bottom Rd Sexual Assault- Physician’s Drive Theft report- Complex Speak with an officer Disturbance- Hwy 57 E Public service- Glen Dr Assault- McNairy E Public service 911 Hang up Harassment 911 Hang up 911 Hang up 911 Hang up Speak with an officer- Westwood Cr Speak with an officer Stranded motorist- Hwy 45 S Speak with an officer Attempt to serve- Bramblewood Dr Attempt to serve- Baker Rd Attempt to serve- Benton Co Jail

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