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Volume 111, Number 34, Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Arctic vortex brings bitter cold

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By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

McNairy County students were given two extra days of winter vacation this week as an arctic blast swept through the area bringing in what weather experts are calling the coldest air in the last 20 years. The weather event, deemed an arctic vortex, brought near-record low temperatures to McNairy County with lows last Monday and Tuesday dropping into the single digits as wind chill readings dropped into the minus teens. “I haven’t heard of any local problems from the cold weather,” McNairy County Emergency Management Director Rudy Moore said last Monday. Moore warned residents of the dangers of the extreme cold. “We haven’t had this kind of cold in years...if (residents) don’t have to go outside they should stay in,” Moore said. “Stay covered if you are outside, stay inside if you can, and stay warm.” The extreme cold prompted the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to declare a state of emergency last Sunday. “The precipitation associated with a strong

FIRST BABY OF THE NEW YEAR Local couple welcomes Braydin Wyke on Jan. 1 PAGE 2A

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Keith King, King’s Electrical, Plumbing and Construction and Kevin Brush from the Selmer Utilities Division work in a subzero wind chill to unfreeze a water pipe in front of the Fullwood Dental Clinic in Selmer. (Inset) The thermometer at the Pickwick Electric Building in Selmer read 7 degrees last Monday Morning. An arctic vortex brought in the coldest air this region has seen in 20 years last weekend.

Strata Solar construction to begin in spring By Jeff Whitten

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and then begin work on the second one before work on the first one is completed. The number of construction jobs is still to be determined, but it will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 300-400. “These are substantial projects in scope and size and require a reasonably-sized work staff,” Schoof said. The North Carolina-based company has been doing this work for several years and has geographic clusters. “We develop projects next to each other. We tend to have a crew that moves from one project to the next,” Schoof ex-

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McNairy travels to take on Hardin County PAGE 5B

Construction of the two Strata Solar farms in Selmer will begin sometime in the second quarter, which lasts from April until June, Blair Schoof, Strata Solar Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, told the Independent Appeal last Friday. “We’re finishing development work on that now. We’re finalizing everything with TVA. We’ve begun some of the interconnection work,” Schoof said. Schoof said the intention is to start work on the first farm

Burglars hit Adamsville residence By Jeff Whitten

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wick Electric Cooperative substation and a Tennessee Valley Authority substation. The first one is on Highway 5. Construction on the second farm will begin about two months after construction on the second one starts, around June or July, Schoof said. “We need to be flexible because of the progress we’re making on the first one,” Schoof said. The second farm will be completed around the same time as the first one. “We’re looking to treat this

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Thieves steal truck By Jeff Whitten

Burglars hit an Adamsville residence last Friday, making off with a big-screen television, a laptop computer and around $1,500 in jewelry. According to a report provided by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Amy Ballard responded to a call from Limbani Morris. Morris told Ballard that she went to town to pay bills around 11 a.m. and when she returned around 3 p.m. that her gate to her porch was locked, but her door was open and had been damaged. Morris then went into her house and noticed that her 60-inch Mitsubishi television was gone. An Acer Aspire laptop computer was missing from her bedroom, along with a floor-standing jewelry box. Jewelry stolen included a square-top men’s ring with diamonds and rubys, a gold men’s ring with three diamonds on the top, woman’s ring with a yellow diamond, a necklace with a white heart and a necklace with three diamonds. Anyone with knowledge of this crime should contact the Sheriff’s office at 645-1004.

Wreck on the Highway 45 Bypass in Selmer last Friday PAGE 2A

plained. Since these projects are larger, the intention is to have the same size staff that will do one farm and then the next. “We’re hoping that if things line up, that we will have some additional projects to complete to use that same staff to build,” Schoof said. Schoof said he expects construction to be complete by around the end of the year. One of the farms is west of Walmart on old Highway 5 and the other is on Highway 142. The two will be about two miles from each other. About a mile from the farms will be a Pick-

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Thieves stole a 2005 White Ford Explorer Sport Trac from a Michie residence last Sunday or last Monday. According to a report from the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Johnny DeLoit answered a call from Karen Barbee. She said that on Monday morning her husband, David, was going to take the Explorer to work but it was gone. Instead he took a Black Ford F-150 to work. Mrs. Barbee said that the last time she saw the truck was around 11 p.m. last Sunday. She told DeLoit that she didn’t owe anything on the truck and that her father had given her the truck. She said that the truck had an orange Tennessee T license plate on the front, brown birds hanging from the rear view mirror and a black bed cover. She said she had a key to the truck and one was also in her husband’s truck. She then contacted her husband and he said the key and a Garmin GPS was missing from his truck. DeLoit then turned the case over to Investigator Robert Hitchborn. The Vehicle Identification Number of the stolen truck is 1FMZU6K65UA5273 and the Tennessee license plate number is 010QVW. Anyone with information about this crime should call the Sheriff’s office at 645-1004.

What a tail: The disappearance of Lachain By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

CARDINALS WIN Adamsville hangs on to win against Riverside PAGE 5B

Lachain, disappeared from his Stantonville home just before Christmas. Family and friends searched, but to no avail. As word of the disappearance spread, photos of Lachain were shared across the internet. Nearly a week went by, and still no word. On Dec. 26, 2013, he was spotted more than 120 miles away after nearly getting run down on Highway 51 in Millington, Tenn. A concerned citizen, John Henry, a Millington photographer, saw the lost

young male and stepped in to offer assistance. Even after the disappearance questions remain. What happened to Lachain during this time, and how did he end up so far from home? The only one who knows the answer is Lachain, and so far the black Standard Poodle isn’t talking. Stantonville resident Judy Presley shared the story surrounding her dog’s incredible journey with the Independent Appeal last week. Presley’s best guess as to how her dog

ended up in Millington was that he was stolen and then taken to Millington. However, Presley said that she may never know exactly how Lachain ended up so far away. After her dog’s disappearance Presley said that her family was heartbroken and after initial searches for their missing dog were unfruitful, she turned to social media to broaden her search. Presley credited local animal lovers Cheryl Dawson, Sally Lawhon and Julie Marecki for helping to get the word out to

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Woman drops cell phone, hits semi truck New Year’s Baby born Jan. 1

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The scene of a two-vehicle accident near the Highway 45 Bypass in Selmer last Friday. By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Sydney S. Coleman, 22, of Jackson, was driving her white 2007 Pontiac G6 south bound on the Highway 45 Bypass in Selmer, when she dropped her cell phone last Friday. She reached down to pick it up and when she looked back up, hit a white 2013 International tractor semitrailer driven by Robin Edward Conyers, 42, of Bainbridge, Ga. The semi-trailer was attempting to make

Parents Justin and Bethany Wyke hold their son, Braydin, the first baby born in 2014, last Thursday in Selmer at McNairy Regional Hospital. Braydin, who tips the scales at 6 pounds, 9 ounces is 19 inches tall, and was born at 12:02 a.m. last Wednesday. The Wykes make their home in Bethel Springs. Braydin has a sister, Jamiah, age 8, and two brothers, Lamarion, 6, and Jaydin, 1. Braydin’s maternal grandparents are Wayne Forsyth and Chery Edwards. His paternal grandparents are Vanessa Amos and Allen Wyke. Justin works at Kimberly Clark and Bethany is on maternity leave from Autozone. Gifts to the Wyke family were provided by Ray of Hope, Sneak-a-Peek Boutique, the Adamsville Shell Station, East Main Pharmacy, Todd’s Discount Drugs, Selmer Flower Shop, Maximum Fitness, Deberry Drugs, Piggly Wiggly, Modern Florist, CyberTech, the Adamsville Subway, the Adamsville Sonic, Hometown Pizza, McNairy Regional Hospital and the MRH Gift Shop.

a left on Higginbottom Road to travel north bound. The unofficial traffic crash report by investigating officer Sgt. Robert “Bob” Pipkins of the Selmer Police Department concluded that the semi-trailer did not get into the turning lane, but attempted to make the turn from the inside south bound lane of Highway 45. Coleman was following too closely and distracted due to dropping the cell phone, causing the Pontiac to hit the big truck in the rear, the report stated. Neither driver was transported for medical treatment.

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Bethel brings back police department By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The Bethel Springs Board of Alderman voted to re-establish the police department at their meeting last Monday. The vote was 4-1 with only Alderman Sherry Smith voting no and Mayor Kay Cox, Vice-Mayor Shirley Williams, Alderman John Wood and Alderman Gary Bizzell, Jr. voting yes. The town will hire two part-time certified officers. What has changed since the board voted to abolish the department in November 2012 is the increase in robberies and the fact that the Dollar General store has asked for a police escort when they bring deposits to the bank, Cox said. Bizzell said that bringing the police back would cost around $27,000 a year and if the officers averaged a ticket a day, that would raise $44,000 over that period. Smith criticized abolishing and then re-establishing the police department a little more than a year later. “It makes this board look bad to jump in and out of things,” Smith said. Williams said that the department was not abolished for a good reason and is not being brought back for a good

reason. “We are just doing things off the top of our heads,” Williams said. “We didn't have break ins. Now we are having break ins left and right,” Bizzell said. Bizzell denied Smith's charge that his support for having a police department had anything to do with his father's store being robbed a knife point. “It ain't got nothing to do with my family,” Bizzell said. Sheriff's Deputy Chris Williams said it could be difficult for the two deputies on a shift to cover the entire county. “It took them a long time to get there. I was in a bad situation. That lady put a knife to me. I'm definitely for it. There are a lot of crazy people out there,” Gary Bizzell, Sr. said. “It's an amenity for the town,” Bizzell, Jr. said. Williams offered to volunteer his time until the first of the month when the new officers will be hired. In other news from the meeting, Cox said that the city is going to start condemning property that is burned out and falling down. She said that City Attorney George “D. J.” Norton will attend next month's meeting in order to talk about the legal process for doing this. He will charge only $125 for attending the meeting rather than his usual

$125 per hour fee. A representative from the Municipal Technical Advisory Service will appear before the Planning Commission for the same purpose. Cox announced that there will be a special called meeting to discuss the volunteer fire department Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Assistant Fire Chief Matt Moore said he bought three pagers at a cost of $340 each. There are six firemen in the department. The city has applied for a grant for the department, but the state still has not moved on it. “This is the third time we have had this discussion,” Williams said about revitalizing the department. “We've going to have to make some decisions,” Cox said. Danny and Sarah Strickland announced they will be holding a fund-raiser for a Bethel softball program on March 1 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m at the Community Center. The Stricklands called for people to volunteer as coaches, to serve on a league committee and to help with the fund-raiser. Anyone interested in volunteering should call (731) 610-9033 or (731) 610-9034. The city would be responsible for upkeep of the grounds and insurance for spectators.

Local 4-H members donate 55 boxes for Operation Christmas Child By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

Local McNairy County 4-H members gathered 55 boxes for Operation Christmas Child shoebox this year. Club members gathered items to pack a shoebox for a needy child somewhere in the world? Each McNairy County 4-H Club was asked to participate in the event by packing one shoebox for a child. Of the 78 local clubs members were able to put together 55 boxes locally. “I was very happy with the way this turned out and I am very proud of my honor club,” Julie Harstin, 4-H Agent for the McNairy County UT Extension Office. Harstin said that the county 4-H Honor Club members raised money by selling candy bars and could have chosen to spend their fundraising dollars on any number of things related to the club. Instead she said they chose to spend the money unselfishly by using the funds to pay for shipping of these special gifts. Harstin said that the local honor club donations covered the shipping for 29 of the 55 boxes filled locally. Parents of members from some of the 78 local 4-H clubs around the county paid for the remainder of the shipping costs. Boxes were set-up by gender and age group with boxes designed for boys and girls who are either 2-4 year olds, 5-9 year olds or 10-14 years old.

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arctic cold front has moved out of Tennessee and left record cold air. The bitterly cold temperatures – highs only in the teens, lows in the single digits and wind chills from -5 to -15 degrees – are expected to remain in the state until Wednesday. It is extremely dangerous for people or pets to be outdoors for even a short period of amount of time,” TEMA officials said last Monday. Due to the cold, TEMA opened the The State Emergency Operations Center at a Level III-State of Emergency, however as of press time there were no unmet needs, no county requests or reports of life-safety issues. With wind chills of -15 degrees, human skin can devel-

Local boxes will end up with children from the following developing countries Botswana, Madagascar, Seychelles, Namibia, South Africa, Gabon, Ghana, Belize, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Georgia, Macedonia and Ukraine. This week, club members were able to see just how much these presents mean to those who receive them when McNairy County native, Justin Crowe who works as an extension specialist with 4-H Youth Development met last week with Alex Bosnjak in Knoxville. Bosnjak works for an agricultural company in Croatia and is in the US working with the University of Tennessee on an international ag project. Bosnjak said that as a child during the Bosnian War in the early 90’s, she received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox in her town of Osijek, Croatia. Bosnjak shared with Crowe that she and her three siblings went to an auditorium where she had no idea what type of activity was going. They only knew that they were going to receive a gift. She remembers seeing the shoebox with the airplane wings on it. She told me that for years she kept the wrapping paper, that was initially used to wrap her gift, under her bed. In fact, she still has many of the gifts that she received. Bosnjak said that her gift included a toothbrush, toothpaste, a very nice scarf, a teddy bear and other items. op frost bite in as little as 30 minutes according to lifescience.com. Residents were urged to stay inside and limit outdoor exposure and pet owners were reminded to make sure that pets were brought inside or given adequate shelter. As of Monday, TEMA regional staff were monitoring weather situation and polling counties for status updates. TDOT crews checked road conditions for icing, and conducting salting and brining operations where needed. The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency asked officers who live close to Interstates to prepare to respond to stranded motorists. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has received blankets for care of stranded motorists from the American Red Cross. The Red Cross had 21 shelters on stand-by in the West and Middle regions if needed.

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“I was so honored to meet Alex today,” Crowe said. “She reminded me of why I chose my life’s work some years ago: to make a difference in the life of a child. Operation Christmas Child made a difference in Alex’s life and I was so honored to hear...her story.” McNairy County 4-H members donated 55 boxes to Operation Christmas Child in 2013.  Attached is a flier used to promote this service project to 4-H members in the 78 local 4-H clubs, most of which meet during school time.  If you cannot read that (It is in MS Word.), let me know, and I will put it in the text of another e-mail.  The flier lists how the project was carried out, what kids were encouraged to bring,

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others in the region. “It was only two days after his photo went on Facebook that he was found,” Presley said. The rescuer, Henry said that when he saw Lachain in danger, he picked him up and took him to a vet to have him scanned for a chip. “I then called every vet in Millington and asked them to check their database for this dog’s owner,” Henry said. I knew that they would be searching frantically for him, as he is NOT the average homeless dog. He did not belong to any of the three local vet’s customers. I then posted him on FB and asked y’all to share his image.” Dawson finally found Lachain’s photo which Henry had posted and Presley was able identify her missing family member from discolorations on his back. “Honestly, none of my (photographs) ever touched so many souls...as the photo I posted of him yesterday, and I thank everyone who shared his photo,” Henry said. “In less than six hours, a dog’s owner was located...I had several kind offers to foster, several kind offers to rescue, and several kind offers to network him...I am an animal rescuer. I am proud to say that! I have met many more like me this year, and am proud that there (is) still compassion and empathy left in the human race.” Presley said that when she finally got word that her dog was safe they were on their way to visit family near Nashville for the holidays. “I just can’t believe that it all worked out,” Presley said. After her ordeal, Presley said that she would recommend social media to other pet owners who have lost their dogs and said that she is considering getting a microchip put into Lachain...just in case.

as one project by one crew, but it’s two disparate parcels,” Schoof said. Schoof said that workers have not yet been hired. He said they would be sending out staff, senior tradespeople and crew leaders to work with the town, the community college and economic development personnel to hold a number of job fairs. “We’re terribly excited about these projects. We’re excited to be working with TVA and we’ve had nothing but incredibly positive relationships with the Town of Selmer, with McNairy County. If it were up to us, we would have been there six months ago, but everything takes longer than you want to,” Schoof said at the conclusion of the interview.

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Unemployment falls Mr. Speaker: AHS grad elected speaker of house By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Unemployment in McNairy County fell 0.6 percentage points in November to 11.3 percent, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Unemployment is still the sixth highest in the state and has increased 2 percentage points over the last year. The number of people of working increased 60, to 9,210 and the number of people unemployed fell 70, to 1,240. The labor force fell ten, to 10,380, from October. Local sales tax collections in McNairy County were $230,000 in November, down 10.2 percent from the previous month, but up 0.7 percent from a year ago, according to the Tennessee Department of Revenue. There were two new foreclosure filings in November, down from five the previous month and three a year ago, but Selmer is the only town that reported. There were two foreclosures in Selmer in October and two in November 2012. There were 35 homes sold in the county in November, down from 42 the previous month and 47 a year ago. Nine homes were sold in Selmer last month, eight in Adamsville, five each in Michie and Ramer, four in Bethel Springs, two in Stantonville and one each in Finger and Guys. The average home sold for $64,000 in Selmer, $60,000 in Finger, $57,000 in Bethel Springs, $50,000 in Adamsville, almost $44,000 in Michie and nearly $34,000 in Ramer. The unemployment rate was 7 percent in Alcorn County, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, 7.1 percent in Chester county, 9.8 percent in Hardin County and 10.7 percent in Hardeman County. Unemployment fell in 93 counties in the state, rose in one and stayed the same in one. Williamson County, near Nashville, had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 5 percent and Scott County’s unemployment rate of 15.7 percent was the highest in the state. Scott County is in Middle Tennessee, along the Kentucky state line. The unemployment rate in the state in November was 8.1 percent, down 0.4 of a percentage point from October. The national unemployment rate was 7 percent in November, down 0.3 of a percentage point from October. Counting people who stopped looking for work because they became discouraged and those who work part-time but want fulltime employment, the national unemployment rate was 13.2 percent in November, down from 13.8 percent in October.

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Logan Brasher meets with Governor Winfield Dunn at last April’s Tennessee College Republicans Convention. Brasher was recently elected as Speaker of the House at the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature. By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Logan Brasher, son of Greg and Kelly Brasher of Adamsville, was elected speaker of the house of representatives at last November’s session of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature, according to the Union University web site. Brasher, a senior music education major at Union University, has ambitions beyond TISL.

“I do plan to go into politics one day, after teaching for a while,� Brasher said. TISL is a statewide organization formed in 1966 to give college students a voice in state government. The nonpartisan organization convenes a General Assembly each year, held in the Tennessee General Assembly’s chambers, for students to introduce debate and vote on legislation about state issues. Brasher will serve as the House speaker during next year’s TISL General Assembly.

Cold Weather Increases Chances of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning By Craig Boerner Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Temperatures in the next few days are predicted to be the coldest of the winter so far, and people using space heaters to get some extra warmth into their living and working spaces need to be aware of a potential “silent killer� inside their homes and offices — carbon monoxide (CO). Donna Seger, M.D., professor of Clinical Medicine and medical director of the Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, says that the symptoms of carbon monoxide are numerous and CO poisoning is known as the “great masquerader.� “Since carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas, you may not even be aware there is a problem in your home until it is too late,� she said. “Frequent symptoms are headache and nausea, symptoms which make one believe that they have the flu or a viral illness.� Prolonged exposure can lead to other symptoms such as vomiting, chest pain and confusion, serious medical problems and even death. Poisonings from carbon monoxide are especially common during cold weather spells, as families increase the use of gas, oil and coal burning appliances. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, on average 170 people die every year in the United States from carbon monoxide poisoning from non-automobile consumer products, including malfunctioning fuelburning appliances such as furnaces, ranges, water heaters and room heaters; engine-powered equipment such as portable generators; fireplaces; and charcoal that is burned in homes and other enclosed areas. “Carbon monoxide detectors should be in all homes

with heating devices that have the potential to produce CO,� Seger said. “These devices may be lifesaving. If a device sounds the alarm, the house should be vacated. The fire department can do measurements to determine the level of CO.� She said that treatment for CO poisoning is primarily with oxygen therapy, sometimes for 24 hours, and pregnant women should undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Some patients (and it’s hard to predict which ones) can also develop delayed symptoms such as memory and concentration defects, personality changes, psychiatric symptoms and neurologic defects.

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Common Sense The filibuster and the nuclear option

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Independent Appeal welcomes your opinion. Letters to the editor are subject to editing or omission for length, style or libel. All letters must include the writer’s name and signature, as well as a phone number and address for verification. The Independent Appeal does not publish anonymous letters. Letters deemed suitable for publication will run as soon as possible after receipt on a space-available basis. Because of space limitations, letters should be limited to 400 words, about two double-spaced, typed pages, one letter per person every 90 days. Mail to: Letters to the Editor, The Independent Appeal, P.O. Box 220, Selmer, TN E-mail to: submissions@independentappeal.com

Volume 111, Number 34, Wednesday, January 8, 2014

McNAIRY VOICES Are you optimistic or pessimistic about 2014? Why?

By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The U. S. Senate voted Nov. 21, 2013 to abolish the filibuster for executive branch and judicial nominations, except for the Supreme Court. The filibuster allows any Senator to block any action unless three-fifths of the body, or 60 Senators, vote to end the filibuster and to consider the nomination or bill. This is called a cloture vote. Abolishing the filibuster by simple majority vote is called the nuclear option. The filibuster is not in the Constitution, but is a Senate rule, but the Senate was designed to protect minority rights and to act slower than the House of Representatives. The Constitution does require that the Senate give the president advice and consent on treaties and nominations, though it doesn’t say what kind of majority is required to do this. Some assume unless it specifically requires a supermajority, as in the case of treaties, only a simple majority is required. The Constitution also says that each house can determine it rules and proceedings, but it also does not say by how large a majority it can do this. Richard Nixon argued that this provision meant a simple majority. Prior to 1806, debate in the Senate could be shut off by majority vote. The first cloture rule was passed by the Senate in 1917. From 1806 to 1917, all any Senator had to do to kill a bill or appointment was to keep talking. In 1975, the vote required to end a filibuster was reduced from two-thirds to three-fifths. The 2013 vote was 52-48, with all but three Democrats voting in favor and all Republicans voting against abolishing the filibuster. Normally, all but minor changes to the rules require a two-thirds vote or 67 Senators. However, the presiding officer of the body ruled that only a simple majority was required and this ruling was upheld by a simple majority. Then Vice-President and president of the Senate Nixon first proposed this in 1957 and it was revived by then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott in 2003. In 2005, Majority Leader Bill Frist, of Tennessee, threatened to use the nuclear option when Democrats were blocking judicial nominations by then-President George W. Bush. The Democrats threatened to shut down the Senate. A group of seven Republicans and seven Democrats, the Gang of 14, developed a compromise, under which the nuclear option would not be used and judicial nominations would normally not be filibustered. Whoever is in the majority opposes the filibuster, while the minority party supports it. There has been a pattern of increased use of the filibuster, no matter who controls the Senate. There have been an average of 102 cloture motions during Obama’s presidency, 85 under George W. Bush, 75 under Bill Clinton, 49 under George H. W. Bush, 41 under Ronald Reagan and around 25 under Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Nixon.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Arizona woman praises Carlini’s On Dec. 12, 2013, my Daughter, my husband and myself made a trip to see my husband’s mother in Selmer from Flagstaff, Arizona. We noticed that our car had bald tires by the time we got there. On the 19th, thinking that the alignment in the rear end may be out, we called Carlini’s Auto & Truck Repair. The gentleman told me to bring the car in and he would take a look at it that day. We decided to leave the car with him because he didn’t have time at that moment to look at it. The next morning, he called me and said that it indeed needed a small alignment and that he had two good used tires

that he could put on so we could make it home safely. Our total bill was very minimal and very affordable. Since we were from out of town, this company could have totally taken advantage of us and they did not. Some people would see Arizona plates and see dollar signs but Carlini’s took very good care of us. We made it home safe and sound and I want to thank them for their honest and speedy service! It’s nice to see that there are honest people left in this world. John, Denise & Amanda Buchanan Flagstaff, Ariz.

Willodein Whitaker (Selmer): “If you depend on the Lord, you can always make it.”

Stanley Prather (Selmer):

Marilyn Wilson (Selmer):

John Ward (Selmer):

Donald Johnson III (Selmer):

Jerry Doles (Selmer):

“I guess I’m pessimistic. I hope everything goes well. I’m looking forward to it myself, getting the new year off to a fresh start.”

“I just hope it’s better than what we’ve had, for everybody.”

“I’m ready for the new year because finally my fiance and I are going to get married next year.”

“I’m optimistic. I want to see what this new year brings with the new Mayor. We need to get some new businesses in here—some new places to eat.”

“I’m hopeful that 2014 will be a better year than 2013 was.”

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.

ON THE WEB: Go to independentappeal.com and express your opinion on our related online poll.

DOODLES

American Leigon Post 97 elects new officers

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The newly elected officers of The Lew Wallace American Legion Post 97, Adamsville stand ready with plans to reorganize the Post. Left to right; West Tennessee American Legion Vice, Commander, Rex McBee, Alex Smith, Post Adjutant, Bob May, Post Commander, Mike Hale, 10th Dist. Commander. Members of the reopened post have said that the response has been overwhelming. They have already established the year end goal of members set to end July 1. Members have said that they are looking forward to serving the veterans in the area. All veterans are cordially invited to attend meetings the second Monday of each month at the Adamsville Senior Center 408 Park Ave, Adamsville. For additional information call: Alex Smith, (731) 439-2880.

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 • SPC Blake Teague, US Army Nat. Guard • SPC Nick Teague, US Army Nat. 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.


OBITUARIES

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014

Devena Rinks Alexander

Cynthia Mae Plunk Mohrhoff

Mike Mitchell

Devena Rinks Alexander was born in Hardin County, Tennessee on June 6, 1965, the daughter of Earline White Rinks and the late Edgar Rinks. On April 27, 1983, she was united in marriage to Dale Alexander, who survives. Devena was a secretary for Smith & Smith Attorney at Law for 13 years. Devena loved her boxer dogs, Drummer, Ringo and Gretch. She also loved fishing and singing, which she would go to the Convalescent Homes and sing to them. Most of all, Devena loved being with her family, especially her two grandchildren. Devena is survived by her husband of 30 years, Dale Alexander of Adamsville, Tennessee; one son, Josh Alexander and his wife, Kelsey of Chattanooga, Tennessee; one daughter, Magan Alexander of Adamsville, Tennessee; one step-daughter, Atoyia Barnes and her husband, Bart, of Selmer, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Hayse Barnes and Jack Houston Barnes; her mother, Earline Rinks of Savannah, Tennessee; one sister, Lisa West of Savannah, Tennessee; one brother, Bruce Rinks of Savannah, Tennessee. In addition to her father, Devena was also preceded in death by one brother, Jeff Rinks. Services was held on January 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah, Tennessee, with Mike Moore, Harry Nolen officiating. Burial followed in the Adamsville Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.

Cynthia Mae (Cindy) Plunk Mohrhoff was born January 29, 1962 in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of Nellie Bowen Plunk Droke and the late Charles N. Plunk. Cindy loved to spend time with her grandchildren. She also helped take care of her mother, and was the primary caregiver for her sister and nephew. Cindy was a very patient person who had a compassionate heart for others. Cindy departed this life on December 28, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 51 years, 10 months, 29 days. She is survived by two daughters, Samantha Plunk and companion Kevin Beavers of Bethel Springs, Tenn. and Jennifer M. West and husband Alex of Cordova, Tenn.; five grandchildren: Brycen Cox, Kael West, Devon Beavers, Natalie Beavers, and Blaizen Plunk; her mother, Nellie Bowen Droke of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Linda Brown of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; two brothers, Terry Plunk of Marion, AR and Tony Allen Plunk of Kearneysville, WVA; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her father, Cindy was preceded in death by a son, John D. Mohrhoff, Jr. Services were held on January 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Tony Moss officiating. Burial followed in the Maggie Jones Cemetery at Finger, Tennessee.

Mike Mitchell died on December 15 of a self inflicted gunshot wound. He was very ill for a few weeks prior to his death. Mike was born September 17, 1936 in Hamburg, Germany. His dream of becoming a U.S. Citizen came through in the 1990’s when he received his citizenship certificate. In addition to being a fervent patriot, Mike was a man of intergrity, with a great sense of humor. Surviving are 2 sons, Bryan of Naperville Illinois and Jeff of Ontario, Canada and 4 grandchildren. Also surviving is his sweetheart of 23 years, Mardee McLean. Mike and Mardee were residents of Selmer for 6 months before his death. A memorial will be held on Saturday January 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the New Jerusalem Complex on Linley Circle.

Willia (Kay) Hornbuckle Willia (Kay) Hornbuckle was born March 11, 1943 in McNairy County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Guy Phillip and Minola Pearl Dickey Smith. She was united in marriage to Maynard Hornbuckle on July 19, 1962. Mr. Hornbuckle preceded her in death on November 9, 2011. Mrs. Hornbuckle was a homemaker, enjoyed the outdoors, working in her vegetable garden and flowers. She was a member of the Stantonville Methodist Church in Stantonville, Tennessee. Mrs. Hornbuckle departed this life on January 3, 2014 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 70 years, 9 months, 23 days. She is survived by three sisters, Shirley Hornbuckle and husband Manford of Stantonville, Tenn., Bonnie Freeman of Michigan, Ruby Jameson and husband Gene of Chattanooga, Tenn.; niece, Donna Stovall of Stantonville, Tenn., several nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hornbuckle was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Goodman; a brother, William (Jake) Smith and an infant brother. Services were held on January 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Stantonville Methodist Church in Stantonville, Tennessee, with David Harstin officiating. Burial followed in the Stantonville Cemetery at Stantonville, Tennessee.

Tom Inman Tom Inman of Selmer, Tennessee was born October 4, 1934, the son of the late C. S. and Nelie Lipford Inman. He departed this life on December 31, 2013 in Selmer, at the age of 79 years, 2 months, 27 days. Tom owned and operated Tom’s Hand Car Wash & Wax in Selmer. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. He enjoyed motorcycles, water skiing, and family gatherings. He is survived by his wife Audrey (Wilson) Inman of Selmer, Tenn.; a daughter, Jan Hatmaker of Olive Branch, MS; four brothers, J. D. Inman, Loyce Inman, Larry Inman, Jerry Inman; two sisters, Marie Shelton, Dorothy Nichols; six grandchildren, Monica Inman Baker, T. J. Inman, Cheryl Inman Seymour, Amanda Hatmaker Oswald, Steve Hatmaker, Jr., Hailey Hatmaker; 9 great grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Inman was preceded in death by a son, Fred Inman; a brother, Loyd Inman. Services were held on January 3, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Harold King officiating. Burial followed in the Bethesda Cemetery near Selmer. Serving as pallbearers were Steve Hatmaker, Jr., Albert Clayton, Nick Inman, Greg Ingle, James Haubrich, Kevin Inman.

James Frank Mitchell James Frank (Jim) Mitchell was born September 22, 1961 in Savannah, Tenn., the son of Patricia Ann Franks Mitchell and the late William Ralph Mitchell, Sr. He was united in marriage to Teresa Coleman on August 7, 1977. Mr. Mitchell worked at Jordache for over 18 years. He loved spending time with his family especially his granddaughter, Taylor. He enjoyed fishing and wood working. He attended church at The Springs of Bethel in Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Mr. Mitchell departed this life on January 1, 2014 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 52 years, 3 months, 10 days. He is survived by his wife Teresa (Coleman) Mitchell of Columbus, OH; two daughters, Cristy Bolton and husband Walter of Provencal, LA, Tabetha Thacker of Columbus, OH; granddaughter, Taylor Thacker of Columbus, OH; mother, Pat Mitchell of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; two brothers, Jeff Mitchell and wife Dana of Bethel Springs, Tenn., William Ralph Mitchell Jr. and wife Anita of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; two sisters, Laura Bender and husband John of Valparaiso, IN, Lisa Trombley and husband Tony of Jackson, Tenn.; host of extended family and friends. Services were held on January 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. at The Springs of Bethel in Bethel Springs, Tennessee, with Jeff Young officiating. Burial followed in the Bethesda Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.

Bessie Irene Phillips Bessie Irene Phillips, 93, of Hernando passed away January 1, 2014. Mrs. Phillips was a member of Colonial Hills United Methodist Church. She retired from General Foods Corporation where she worked as an administrative assistant. Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her husband, Truman Phillips. She is survived by her son, Allen Ray Phillips and his wife, Karen; granddaughters Angela Phillips, Janet Bunch, and Stefanie Rowland; great-grandchildren Sarah Bunch, Ashley Rowland, Tyler Rowland, and Hunter Rowland; and great great-grandson Brayden Rowland. The family will receive friends from 12 pm until service time of 1 pm on Friday January 3, 2014 all at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens at 5599 Poplar Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Mary Sue Morrow Mary Sue Morrow was born January 19, 1941 in McNairy County, Tenn., the daughter of the late William Devero and Callie Cardwell Morrow. Miss Morrow was a member of Chewalla Baptist Church. She enjoyed the Joy group at church, studying about the Native American Culture and was an avid photographer. Over the years she had worked as a secretary for Bailey Williams Insurance in Corinth, MS and also had worked as a door greeter for Wal-Mart of Corinth. Miss Morrow departed this life on January 4, 2014 in Ramer, Tennessee at the age of 72 year old. She is survived by no children of her own, but nephews and nieces she loved dearly and they loved her, Ronnie Teague, Mike Teague and wife Theresa, Shelly Teague Barnes and husband Tommy all of Ramer, Tenn.; great nieces and nephews, Lain Teague, Shane Teague and wife Paige, Heath Teague and wife Beth Ann, Kelly Barnes Johnson and husband David, Sarah Beth Barnes Dotson and husband Wes; great great nieces and nephews, Stone Teague, Jillian Johnson, Jack Johnson, Aspen Teague, Owen Teague, Quinn Teague, Coy Teague and Ben Dotson. In addition to her parents, Miss Morrow was preceded in death by a sister, Mina Merle Morrow Teague. Visitation was held on Monday, January 6, 2014 from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. all held at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, Bro. Richard Doyle officiated. Burial followed in the Indian Creek Cemetery at Ramer, Tennessee.

Barbara Ann Hill Barbara Ann Hill passed away December 29, 2013 at Jackson Madison County Hospital. She was a homemaker and seamstress. She is survived by her mother Laura Wright; son Chuck Eubanks; daughters, Laura Eubanks, Mona Schribner, Melanie Rowland, Cassandra Wallis, and Selina Hill; one brother Knealon Wright and 17 grandchildren Jeremy Eubanks, Trent Eubanks, Corey Lipford, Dusty Lipford, Mandy Ivie, James Hogan, Joshua Schribner, Jenny Schribner, Drew Rowland, Alexis Pryor, Samantha Pryor, Dillon Wallis, Jacob Wallis, Jared Wallis, Adrian Prather, Jr, Elijah Prather and Jayshon Prather. Selmer Mortuary was in charge. Mrs. Hill was cremated.

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LIFESTYLES

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014

Adamsville flags By Toni Watson Contributor

Have you ever played the game of flags when you’re on a road trip with youngsters? It’s easier than counting horses or waiting for goatherds to appear on your side of the car. Granted, it may not keep the attention of children trained to video games, but sometimes it can rescue a traveling group that’s beginning to get a little edgy with one another. Quick now – how many United States flags do you see as you go east through town towards Savannah? Two? Five? Do you know? How many Tennessee flags? One? Three? A quick trip through town will tell you. Let’s start on the right with the flagpole just outside our junior high/high school building. Were you aware that once a year – this year it was September 25 – you’ll see a gathering outside schools nationwide for an event called “See You At The Pole” to lift prayers for schools, cities, and our nation? There are those who believe the decisions of our nation’s Supreme Court removed prayer from schools. Well, it didn’t. It just asked that the prayer that is present during the hours around the school day be studentled in place of a mandate from the administration or

faculty of a public school. It gave guidelines to ensure those who participate do so voluntarily. And so there’s still prayer at AHS, and not just once a year when they join the national observance around school flagpoles, but also each Wednesday morning prior to school in the school library. Students from grades 7 – 12 willingly gather to listen to a message by one of their classmates or by one of our local youth ministers. A typical day may have anywhere from 30 to 45 students, but there have been days with around 100. The faculty member who lends the students a hand to keep it all rolling smoothly is Shane Stults. And then there’s always that saying: “As long as there are exams in school, there will be prayer in school.” Many a student has silently raised a prayer to do their best on many a test through the ages. So that’s our first flagpole and it rests outside a building that holds the many students, educators and workers that make this city so proud. The next flagpole will be at the War Memorial Park on your left. Heroes of WWI and WWII, as well as those from the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War are honored here. There are fifteen plaques embedded in the brick wall noting the soldiers’ names and places of service. Adamsville has a lot

to be proud of when it comes to this second flag, also. Next on the left will be the Irving Meek, Jr. Memorial Library’s flag. Technically the flag pole itself is off Main, but since the address for the library is 204 West Main, we’ll count the flagpole here. So how soon do you think the next flag appears? Well, it’s pretty close to the red light. Right! It’s right there at the Farmers and Merchants Bank. You don’t have to go far to get to the next flag. It’s the one in front of our city hall. And you will see the Tennessee flag flown just beneath it. I’ll keep to the very end where the other state flags are to give you a chance to see if you can remember. Just after city hall you’ll see the flag of the CB&S Bank flying high. Then there’s the flagpole outside our post office. Did you ever wonder why the flag is at half-mast sometimes and at other times it is joined by a POW - MIA flag? Turns out that the United States Postal Service tells postmasters what days and what occasions call for something different than the usual presentation of our country’s flag. The POWMIA flag (Prisoners of War/ Missing in Action flag)– that flag that was recognized by congress in 1990 – flies on six days each year: Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day in September, and Veterans Day. As you know, no flag can fly higher than

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our national flag, so you will see the POW-MIA flag flying directly below the grand old flag on those days. The postal service also mandates certain days for the national flag to be flown at half-mast: Peace Officers Memorial Day (May 15), Memorial Day and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in December. Of course, it also goes to halfmast when certain political office holders die – everyone from the US President to a state congressman – and that list really gets a bit more complicated. If you want all those details, go to https://

about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2013/pb22365/html/ cover.htm Just after the post office flag you’ll find another bank flying the colors – the Hardin County Bank. And, if my eyes caught them all, that finishes the flagpoles in Adamsville. I’m always open to correction if I missed one. Now, where do you suppose those Tennessee state flags are seen? Well, they are found flying in front of the library, the War Memorial, and city hall. And, oh, by the way, there were eight

flags flying the stars of the fifty states from poles on Main Street in our town. So if you’re going to play a travel game that counts flags, you can always make the winning all the more difficult by saying the flag has to be a state flag. Then again, you could just pop another battery in that video game and miss out on all the flags that speak of our nation’s heroes, our nation’s mighty schools, our state’s local pride, and the people who care enough to raise the flag so others can remember.

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January 10-16 • Blood Drive Schedule for January Friday, Jan. 10, 2014: First Baptist Church, Adamsville, 12-6 p.m.; Walgreens, Savannah 1-6 p.m.; First Baptist Church, Henderson, 2-6 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 13, 2014: Selmer Courthouse, 12-6 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 16: Adamsville Elementary, 12-5:30 p.m. January 11 • Sulphur Springs Fish Fry Sulphur Springs Fire Department will have their monthly fish fry and barbecue chicken on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 3 until 6 p.m. Adults $12 and children $6. January 11 • Benefit Breakfast at Finger Gym Pioneer Christian School in Finger Tenn. will be having a benefit breakfast at the Finger Gym on Saturday. Jan. 11th, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. All you can eat breakfast with homemade cinnamon rolls. January 12 • Dedication Ceremony to Rename Adult Education There will be a dedication ceremony to name the Adult Education Center The Charlotte Boley Education Building. The ceremony will be held Sunday, Jan. 12 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Adult Education Center, 701 Industrial Park Road, Selmer. Come join in the celebration.

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Charles William Glover

Annie Mae Stackens Jones

Charles William Glover was born August 31, 1934 in Hardin County, Tenn., the son of the late Elmer Stephen and Annie Mildred Carroll Glover. Mr. Glover was united in marriage to Betty Arnold on August 25, 1956 in Dubuque, Iowa. He was a member of the Full Gospel Fellowship Church of Bethel Springs, Tenn. He had worked for Pickwick Electric as a Lineman in the past and was a auto body repair man for Bolivar Motor Company. Mr. Glover departed this life on January 4, 2014 in Corinth, Mississippi at the age of 79 years, 4 months, 4 days. He is survived by his wife Betty Arnold Glover of Selmer, Tenn.; three daughters, Ruth Glover, of Selmer, Tenn., Shelby Glover of Henderson, Tenn., Seretta Theetge and husband Kirk of Hornsby, Tenn.; a son, Rickey Glover of Austin, TX; a sister, Peggy King and husband Donald of Selmer, Tenn.; a brother, Danny Glover and wife Norma of Selmer, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Dustie Woods, William Matlock and Joseph Cooper; three great grandchildren, Hayden Odom, Ella Woods and Macilynn Cooper. In addition to his parents, Mr. Glover was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Gene Glover. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m., all held at Second Baptist Church in Selmer, Tennessee. Burial will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery at Michie, Tennessee.

Annie Mae Stackens Jones, 61, of Bolivar passed away on Sunday December 29, 2013. She was born on January 6, 1952 in McNairy County and was the first of eight children to be born to the late Alvin Stackens and Beulah Mae Fulton Stackens. Her funeral service was held on Saturday January 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Zion Temple Worship Center-Bolivar with Elder Wendell K. Sain officiating. Burial was in the Bolivar Community Cemetery and Dixie Funeral Home www.dixiefuneralhome.com was in charge of the professional service. She attended the McNairy County public schools. She was employed for twenty-two years with ITT Industrial Company in Selmer. She later became self employed as a seamstress and printer. On May 26, 1972, she married Frank Jones and to this union three children were born. She was a devoted member of Zion Temple Worship Center, where she served in many capacities including but not limited to Sunday School teacher, VicePresident of the Prayer and Bible class, President of Pastor’s Aide and Chairperson of the Y.P.W.W. and AIM. Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Andrew and James Stackens. She leaves to cherish her memory her darling husband; three children, Tonia (Ron) Clark, Franklin (Kenia) and Vickery (Donna) Jones; siblings, Sherry, Wardina, Priscilla, Michael and O.B.; three grandchildren and many other relatives and friends that will truly miss her.

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Lambert Family The family of Malcolm B. Lambert would like to thank everyone for the flowers, prayers, food, and words of kindness following the loss of our loved one. Thanks to Tennessee Quality Hospice, West Clinic, Dr. Jim Smith, Dr. Mike Smelser, for all your support during his illness. Special thanks to the entire Lawton community for your kindness. Again, thank you so much for making his memory so special. The family of Malcolm Lambert

CHURCH EVENTS • New Pastor at Selmer First Baptist Church First Baptist Church in Selmer would like to announce their new pastor, Joey Johnson of Trenton, Tenn. Everyone welcome. Sunday School 9 a.m., morning worship 10 a.m. Wednesday night supper 5:15 with prayer meeting and Bible study at 6 p.m. • Abundant Life Christian Fellowship Abundant Life Christian Fellowship - Visit us at www. abundantlifecf.com and www.powerfaithradio.com Reaching over 120,000 twice daily. Saturday Services 3:00 p.m. 4145 Hines Gin Road, Selmer, TN. For more information call: 731645-6050 or 609-3510. Watch for ad in paper. December 31 • God’s Way Church Watch Service A watch service will be held December 31, 2013 beginning at 8 p.m. at God's Way Church at 1121 Peach St., off Hwy 45 North in Selmer. Brother Billy Sanders and congregation invites everyone to attend. • Cypress Creek First Baptist Church Service Cypress Creek First Baptist Church will have a New Year's Eve Service at 10 p.m. December 31st 2013. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the service and bring in the new year!

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

Hello everyone, As we start the New Year, let us keep God alive in our heart and soul. Make your new year resolutions that include helping those who are less fortunate than we are. So share God’s love with those we encounter each day of the year. Jeanette Boner is at home from the hospital doing better. May the Lord continue his blessing upon her. Theresa Horton is in the hospital in Jackson, having test and treatment. Please keep her in your prayers. Elizabeth Hudson and granddaughter from Flint, Michigan; Ron and Gwendolyn Brown from Knoxville Tenn., were home for the holidays, visiting family and friends. Elizabeth attended services at New Bethel UMC, and reminisced about her days as a youth at the church, singing in the choir and other youth activities. It was good to have her home. Teria Finney returned to college in Holly Springs, Miss. after spending the holiday with family and friends.

Cleo L. Carter Cleo L. Carter was born October 26, 1924 in Michie, Tenn., the daughter of the late Alvin and Ollie Lee Smith Glidewell. She was united in marriage to Chester E. Carter on January 1, 1946. Mr. Carter preceded her in death on April 8, 2002. Mrs. Carter was a wonderful seamstress, an avid collector of dolls and glassware. She enjoyed the company of her rat terrier, Zorro and all her friends at the Bishop Center in Corinth, MS. Although she was unable to attend in recent years, she was a member of the North Corinth Baptist Church in Corinth, Mississippi. Mrs. Carter departed this life on January 5, 2014 in Corinth, Mississippi at the age of 89 years, 2 months, 10 days. She is survived by a son, Frank Carter and wife Debbie of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; a daughter, Leain Carter Scott of St. Petersburg, FL; a grandson, Tyler Carter and wife Amanda of Huntsville, AL; three great grandchildren; host of extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by a sister, Armada Moore; a brother, Kermit Glidewell. A graveside service was held on January 8, 2014 at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Glen, Mississippi with Tyler Carter officiating.

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CARDINALS/PANTHERS COLLIDE, 2B

ADAMSVILLE FALLS TO MILLINGTON, 3B

Sports Independent Appeal

Bobcats battle Golden Bears, 4B

Making McNairy County Sports headlines for more than 111 years

Volume 111, Number 34, Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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B Section

Four Cardinals named All-State

Jacob Dengler - JR

Zak Neary - SR

Jacob Wallis - SR

Colton Williams - SR

Bobcats battle Tigers in Hardin County Hardin County McNairy Central

By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The McNairy Central Bobcats traveled to rival Hardin County last week and were not able to hang on to bring home a win.

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The Lady Bobcats had a tough match-up going against the Lady Tigers, and a slow start on offense was not what they needed. Although the Lady Cats played well and they were able to hold the Lady Tigers to only 12 points, they were only able to score seven of their own and they fell behind early. Once the second quarter got underway, the Lady Cats were not able to get anymore offense going, but they were able to slow down the Lady Tigers and keep them in single digits in the quarter. While McNairy was able to put up eight points, Hardin County was able to score nine of their own and maintain their lead going into halftime. Only down six, the Lady Cats got the second half underway, determined to come back and to take the lead. In the third quarter the Lady Cats were finally able to get enough offense going to break double digits, but so did the Lady Tigers. While McNairy was able to score 10, the Lady Tigers were able to score 12, once again extending their lead with only one more quarter to play. The Lady Bobcats were down by eight points, and they were running out of time. Mallorie Sweat and the Lady Cats did not give up. They fought until the end, and they were able to outscore the Lady Tigers in the final quarter. Unfortunately, it was not enough and the Lady Tigers were able to hang on for the win in the low scoring game. Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo

Mallorie Sweat takes the shot from long range against the Lady Tigers of Hardin County.

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Looking to avoid the sweep, the Bobcats came on the floor, knowing they would have to play well to overtake the Tigers. Once the game was underway, the Bobcat offense was ready to go. Terrell Harris, Reggie McNeal and the Bobcats were able to put up 17 points in the first quarter, while holding the Tigers to only 12. The Bobcats held the early lead going into the second quarter, but they would not be able to hold on to it. As the second quarter continued, the Tigers were able to clamp down on defense while finding their own rhythm on offense. McNairy was only able to put up eight points in the second quarter, while the Tigers scored 16 taking back the lead before the half. Only down three, the Bobcats came out of the half ready to take back the lead. As the third quarter played out, the Bobcats were able to produce more offense, but they were not able to slow the Tigers down enough to take back the lead. Being outscored 15-12 in the third, the Bobcats were down six with only one more quarter to play. Unfortunately for the Bobcats, the Tigers held a lead in the fourth quarter on their home floor, and they were not going to give it up. Although McNairy battled and were able to put 11 points on the board, the Tigers were able to score 16 and extend their lead before ending the game and completing the sweep of the Cats.

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(MCHS) Terrell Harris: 11 Pts, 2 Reb; Reggie McNeal: 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast; Grant Goodman: 5 Pts, 1 Ast; Jonathan Nixon: 5 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast; Kirby Tacker: 5 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast; Nick Crabb: 4 Pts, 1 Reb; Austin Pace: 4 Pts; Clay Dancer: 3 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast; Xâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Adrian Borner: 1 Pts, 1 Ast


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Cardinals battle Panthers in Adamsville Tucker Campbell and Lane Burcham record double-doubles against the district rival By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Cardinals got back to regular season action with a district contest against the Panthers from Riverside High School. The Cardinals were able to come away with a win on their home floor, but the Lady Cards were not as fortunate.

Riverside 59 Adamsville 38

The Lady Cardinals got off to a good start against the Lady Panthers, and this district match-up looked to be a good one. Robin Moore, Shakeema Dilworth and the rest of the Lady Cardinals got things going on the offensive end early in the first quarter, and they put the pressure on the Lady Panthers. Adamsville was able play well on both ends of the court, and they were able to take a three point lead going into the second quarter, up 18-15. However, once the game got to the second quarter, the Lady Panthers began to take over. Adamsville began to struggle on the offensive side of the floor and the Lady Panthers took the lead and began to pull away. The Lady Cards were only able to put nine points on the board in the second quarter, while the Lady Panthers were able to score 21 and take a 36-27 lead going into halftime. For the Lady Cardinals the second half was like the end of the first. Adamsville had trouble getting any offense going, and the Lady Panthers continued to extend their lead. Down 14 going into the fourth quarter, the Lady Cards were fighting to find any rhythm they could on the offensive side of the floor. Unfortunately for the Lady Cards, they were not able to find their offense and the younger players got their time on the court. The Lady Cards were not able to battle back, and they dropped the district contest to the Lady Panthers.

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(AHS) Robin Moore: 11 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast; Shakeema Dilworth: 9 Pts, 8 Reb; Karly Napier: 6 Pts; Alli Pettit: 5 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast; Lauren Rhodes: 5 Pts, 1 Reb; Bug Johnson: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast

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After the Lady Cardinals fell in their game against the Lady Panthers, the Cardinals were even more determined to come away with the win. Adamsville got off to a great start against the Panthers, and they were able to jump out to an early lead. With Lane Burcham and Tucker Campbell leading the way, both with double-doubles, the Cardinals exploded in the first quarter jumping on the Panthers going up 208. The Cardinals did not slow down just because they were able to take an early lead. Once the second quarter was underway, the Cards once again put their foot on the gas offensively. This time however, the Panthers were able to get in a rhythm themselves, and keep the Cardinals from running away with the game. After putting up 12 points, and holding the Panthers to 11 the Cards held their lead and went into halftime confident they could hold on for the big district win. After the half, the Cardinals came back on the floor and got right back to their offensive game. Adamsville’s offense exploded, and they went on to have their highest scoring quarter in the game, putting up 24 points and extending their lead over the Panthers. As the game moved into the fourth quarter, the pressure seemed too much for the Panthers, as a technical foul was called on the Panther bench as the game was winding down. With strong defense and an offense that stayed in sync the entire game, the Cards were able to extend their lead in the fourth quarter and come away with the big 35 point district win over the Riverside Panthers.

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INDEPENDENT APPEAL v PAGE 3B

Cards fall to Millington Kiddy bags 13-point buck By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Cardinals finished the Dyersburg Holiday Tournament with a tough loss to Millington High School.

Millington 87 Adamsville 81

The Cardinals got off to a good start on the offensive side of the floor against Millington, but they were having a few problems defensively. Although the Cardinals were able to put 19 points on the board, the Millington offense was able to explode to score 31 of their own and take a large lead going into the second quarter. As the second quarter got underway, the Cardinals were able to settle down on the defensive side and they were able to slow the Millington offense down. However, Millington was still able to put up 19 points and extend their lead going into halftime. Once the teams came out of the locker rooms, ready for the second half, it was the Cardinals who were able to execute on the offensive side of the floor. Tucker Campbell and the Cardinals exploded for 29 points in the third, while holding Millington to only 15. Adamsville was only down six going into the fourth quarter, and it was anyone’s game to win. The Cardinals were able to stay in sync on the offensive side during the fourth quarter, but the powerful Millington offense was also able to get things moving. As the Cardinals battled in the final minutes, Millington was able to stay with Adamsville shot for shot. As the fourth quarter buzzer sounded, the Cardinals and Millington were able to put 22 points on the board and Millington was able to hang on for the six point win.

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(AHS) Lane Burcham: 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast; Jack Majors: 3 Pts, 4 Reb; Tucker Campbell: 25 Pts, 16 Reb, 6 Ast; Ross Burcham: 11 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast; Tyler Hammock: 6 Pts; Des Whitley: 7 Pts, 2 Reb; Dakorea Dilworth: 11 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast; Tyler Luna: 3 Pts

SPORTSBRIEFS Lady Vols Bus Trip West Tennessee Sports Bus Charters will be making a trip to Knoxville to see the Lady Vols take on the Lady Wildcats. 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.

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Lady Bobcats claw the Golden Bears By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Lady Bobcats were able to come away with a win as the Golden Bears of Alcorn Central made the trip to Selmer, Tenn. However, the Bobcats would not be able to complete the sweep in the boy’s game.

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The Lady Bobcats got off to a good start against the Lady Bears, as they were able to take an early lead in the first quarter. The Lady Cats were able to put up 12 points on their offensive end, while they held the Lady Bears to only 10. As the second quarter got underway, the Lady Cats found their rhythm and exploded on offense. McNairy was able to put up 25 points in the second quarter, while they were able to hold the Lady Bears to 11 and extend their lead before going into halftime. After halftime Coach Jerry Lott had his team ready to play, as the Lady Cats kept up the good play they were able to put up 21 points while holding Alcorn Central to eight. After the Lady Cats built their lead, the younger players got to get in the game and get some valuable time on the court. As the game was winding down the Lady Cats stayed strong on the defensive end, only allowing seven points to be scored by the visiting team in the final quarter. The Lady Cats played a complete overall game as were able to come away with the win.

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Kaitlyn West makes the shot in close against the Lady Golden Bears.

Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations should contact Richard Ashe, Selmer Public Utilities (731) 645-7928. The Town of Selmer ensures compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; related statutes and regulations that no person shall be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.

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(MCHS) Jonathan Nixon: 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Terrell Harris: 10 Pts, 7 Reb; Reggie McNeal: 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast; Kirby Tacker: 7 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast; Grant Goodman: 6 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast; Austin Pace: 4 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast; Caleb Kennedy: 2 Pts, 2 Reb; Chauncey Elder: 2 Pts; Travon McClendon: 2 Pts, 1 Reb

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There was not much offense in the first quarter as the Golden Bears and the Bobcats got underway. The Bobcats were only able to put nine points on the board, but they were able to hold the Golden Bears to only four. As the second quarter got underway, the offense picked up from both teams, but the Bobcats were not able to keep up with the Bears. McNairy was able to score 15 points but they allowed the Bears to put up 26, which gave them the lead going into the half. As the second half got underway, the Bobcats had to close the gap, and they looked to their senior leaders to do it. This time it was Jonathan Nixon who stepped up for the Bobcats, scoring 17 points in the game. McNairy was able to get their offense rolling in the third quarter and they were able to get stops on the defensive side. The Bobcats were able to outscore the Bears 15-11 in the third quarter and they cut into the lead going

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School Menus McNairy County Elementary Breakfast Jan - 13 Mini Pancakes Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Jan - 14 Chicken & Biscuit Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Jan - 15 Sausage Breakfast Pizza or Yogurt Parfait Variety Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Jan - 16 Biscuit & Peppered Gravy Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Jan - 17 Sausage & Biscuit Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

McNairy County Elementary Lunch Jan - 13 Chicken Rings/Roll or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Green Beans Garden Salad Chilled Peaches Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Jan- 14 Cheese Pizza or BBQ Sandwich or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Spicy Fries Baked Beans Creamy Cole Slaw Garden Salad Mixed Fruit Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

Jan - 15 Mini Burgers or Lasagna/Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries California Vegetable Blend Garden Salad Pineapple Chunks Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Jan - 16 Country Chicken Tenders/Roll or Chili/ Cheese Toast or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Baked Potato Halves Broccoli with Cheese Sauce Garden Salad Orange Wedges Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Jan - 17 Pepperoni Pizza or Dixie Crunch Fish Basket or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Battered Potato Wedges White Beans Creamy Cole Slaw Garden Salad Blushing Pears Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Adamsville High & McNairy Central Lunch Menus Jan - 13 Pepperoni Pizza or Chicken Rings/Roll or Turkey/Cheese Deli Sandwich or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Spicy Fries Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Black Eye Peas Garden Salad Diced Strawberry Cups Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

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SWHRA Head Start to Hold Pre-Registration What children are expected to know and do upon entering kindergarten is much more than what it used to be. Not only do they have to their know colors, shapes, and numbers, there are many other skills that must be mastered socially, emotionally, and physically. So I ask you… Is your child ready to go to kindergarten? Let us help you and your family be sure that your child is indeed ready for school! The Southwest Human Resource Agency’s Head Start program is a free preschool program for children of families that qualify based on income, disabilities, and family circumstances. Head Start is a comprehensive program that focuses on all areas of a child’s development- including medical and dental services, nutritional services, family services, and educational experiences for the entire family. Head Start does not provide transportation. Head Start in McNairy County will be conducting a pre-registration for 3 and 4 year old children to attend classes begin-

ning in the fall of 2014 on Tuesday, January 21st, Wednesday, January 22nd, and Thursday, January 23rd, from 8:30 am5:00 pm at the following Head Start locations: 705 Industrial Park in Selmer (Amy at 645-8953), 4186 Hwy 57 West in Ramer (Angie at 646-0169), and 305 Hughes Street in Adamsville (Sharla at 632-5116). Every child deserves a HEAD START in life… please consider giving your preschool aged child one by contacting a Family Case Manager at the above locations in order to schedule an appointment to complete an application for enrollment. You may also contact Carrie Buck, Asst. Director for Family and Community Partnerships, or Mayriene Moten, Family Service Specialist, at 731989-5111 for more information. Thank you,

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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.

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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

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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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AHS band marches all the way By Sarah Rowland Staff Writer

The Adamsville High School Cardinals band has marched to the top this year earning first place overall for the eighth time in a state competition and sweeping first place throughout the categories for the first time. The Cardinals band began competing in 1994, but didn’t place higher than third until 1999, said Band Director Frankie Congiardo, who began directing the Cardinals band in 1985. Congiardo said the first time the band ever placed first was a really special time. This year, though, the band went on to earn first place overall and first place in subsequent categories, such as drums, color guard, visual, music, best soloist and field commander, in the state preliminary and final competitions. “Every weekend the trophies got higher and the kids’ confidence grew,” said Color Guard Director Kelly Wilder, and she said in the beginning of the season she worried perhaps the band had “peaked too early” and couldn’t carry the momentum to the state competition. “They knew more about their work than I did,” said Wilder about the students. She said in the performance for the state final competition, “You could feel how energetic and happy they were. Every kid out there knew this was the best they had done so far, that they were leaving their best show for the very last performance of the year. It was just an intense feeling.” Despite their success, Congiardo said the band doesn’t necessarily compete to win a trophy, but to constantly seek to work hard and improve and put “the best product we can” on the field. “We compete with ourselves,” he said. “The biggest challenge is trying to put [a show] all together in 15 minutes,” said Congiardo, “You want to make it as clear as possible.” Especially, he said, if the band is performing a concept or a theme. The band’s theme this year was “The Choices of Red” and it was based on the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood. “We really wanted it to be something other than just halftime entertainment,” said Wilder about the show’s winning theme. She said the point of the show was to elaborate the message of choice versus consequence, a message all listeners could personally relate to from the teenage performers to audience members of all ages. Congiardo said most of the show’s music was written by John Fannon, a professor of music at Murray State University with one song from Cirque de Soleil arranged by Congiardo himself. “Music always comes first,” said Congiardo about the

process of creating a show. He said he seeks music that’s enjoyable to listen to for three months, since that is the amount of time from start to finish the band focuses on the show. He also said how the audience relates to the music is important as it must be enjoyable for a vast audience. He said the music should be “something they can pick out the melody and whistle it.” On the other hand, the music must also be challenging for the performers, as Congiardo said the most important lesson for the students is to improve musically. While the music stretches students creatively, it also stretches their abilities as people. “Marching band requires so much responsibility that prepares them for the future,” said Congiardo, like teaching students to be “responsible for their actions and carry their own weight so no one has to pick up their slack.” He also said it teaches them to “contribute something to music and society,” to be appreciators and consumers of music by attending live music events, supporting bands or playing in community bands. Congiardo and Wilder agreed that the students show an incredible amount of work ethic working hard while also enjoying their hard work. “Enjoying what you’re doing is a different story,” said Congiardo, “It’s almost like it’s not work. I think that’s the way they feel about it. Every class has inspired the next class to enjoy it.” “The level of expectations on the kids and that the kids have for themselves never really diminishes, but goes up every year,” said David Stevens, assistant director. He explained that the shows are written with a complexity that is meant to be successful later on in the season so students usually perform better and better as the season progresses. “It’s always interesting to see how the kids respond year after year...taking a couple on the chin a little bit early in the season...then finishing stronger,” Stevens said. Stevens said the Cardinals band marches some eighth grade students who pass auditions to perform with the high school students. “This group of young kids responded at a really high performance level and that, to me, was really memorable.” Stevens said “it takes an army to keep this band moving and functioning,” from hard working students to directors who know how to connect with each student individually and parents supporting as volunteers. “That’s half the battle right there,” he said, “the support from the parents, the administration and the community.”

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The 2013 State Champion Adamsville Cardinals Band celebrate their eighth state prize.

Emergency Loans Available Submitted Article USDA Farm Service Agency

Emergency loans for farmers, ranchers, and operators are available through the Fayette and McNairy County Offices of the Farm Service Agency. Farm Service Agency’s, State Executive Director, Eugene Davidson, said this authority is pursuant to Secretarial Natural Disaster Determination S3619, of a major disaster in Tennessee, caused by the combined effects of excessive rainfall and cooler than normal temperatures that began March 1, 2013 through July 31, 2013. As a result of this major disaster, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, McNairy, and Shelby Counties, are contiguous counties in Tennessee, which are named as areas that are eligible for Federal disaster assistance pursuant to the provisions of Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and

Rural Development Act. Applications for assistance in the disaster-stricken counties will be accepted by FSA through August 11, 2014, for production losses. FSA Emergency Loans cover losses from designated disaster and are made to qualified farmers who cannot obtain necessary credit from other lenders in the local area. Farmers qualifying for emergency loans may borrow up to 100 percent of their actual production loss, not to exceed a maximum of $500,000 or that amount actually needed, whichever is less. To obtain further information, contact William H. Tippit III, Farm Loan Manager of the Farm Service Agency office located at 18084 Hwy 64, Somerville, TN 38068, (901) 4651447, or Linda Barnes, Senior Farm Loan Officer of the Farm Service Agency office located at 512 Mulberry Ave., Selmer, TN 38375, (731)

645-7923. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at 202720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th & Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 202509410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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NASHVILLE, TN, – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee has extended the original signup cutoff date of December 20 until January 17, 2014. Agricultural and non-industrial private forestland producers interested in applying for farm bill conservation program financial assistance in Fiscal Year 2014 should sign up by the cutoff date. Producers are encouraged to sign up throughout the year. This signup cutoff date is for the first evaluation funding consideration. Pending the availability of funds, additional evaluation periods may occur. Cutoff dates will be posted on the TN website at http://www.tn.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/. The signup cutoff deadline applies to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and EQIP National Initiatives and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) and WHIP National Initiatives. “When landowners take part in conservation cost share programs, the funds filter through the community, and the initial investment rolls over several times, benefitting the whole area,” said Kevin Brown, Tennessee NRCS State Conservationist. The funds from both EQIP and WHIP help farmers improve the natural resources on private working lands in Tennessee. Conservation practices help the environment while also making the land more productive by addressing issues like water quantity, water and air quality, wildlife habitat, and soil health. Eligible producers with a conservation plan for their operation receive priority for financial assistance. NRCS staff is available to help producers create conservation plans. Only projects that are “ready to implement” will be ranked for funding. Applications can be submitted anytime throughout the year. NRCS’s conservation programs address resource concerns such as soil erosion, soil health, irrigation efficiency, impaired water quality, and fragmented wildlife habitat. EQIP, one of NRCS’s largest conservation programs, helps eligible producers plan and implement conservation practices that provide opportunities to improve soil, water, plant, animal, energy, air, and related resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland. For additional information, eligible producers are encouraged to contact their local NRCS Service Center. Service center locations and more information on the programs can be found at www.tn.nrcs.usda.gov. For program information, contact John Rissler, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs at (615) 277-2576. Learn more about WHIP and EQIP and other NRCS programs at this web site: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/ nrcs/main/national/programs. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps America’s farmers and ranchers conserve the Nation’s soil, water, air and other natural resources. All programs are voluntary and offer science-based solutions that benefit both the landowner and the environment. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Debt Modification Agreement heretofore executed by Randy Self, bearing date of March 12, 2012, secured by a Deed of Trust of record in Trust Book 399, Page 372, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and which Deed of Trust conveyed certain property as therein described to the Trustee therein named to secure Wayne County Bank; and Whereas the undersigned was appointed and substituted as Trustee pursuant to an Appointment of Substitute Trustee, dated February 28, 2013, of record in Trust Book 409, Page 60, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and S. Craig Kennedy, as Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee, will on Thursday, the 23rd day of January, 2014 at 10:00 o’clock a.m. at the East door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described, to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other 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:

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Said property is known as Map-33 Parcel-4.08 as to Tract #1 and Map-33 Parcel-4.10 as to Tract #2 located on McCormick Road. For a more complete description of said property see Trust Book 399, Page 372, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. And subject to, but not limited to, the following parties who may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: None. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Substitute 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. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. This, the 20th day of November, 2013. S. CRAIG KENNEDY, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE DEUSNER & KENNEDY ATTORNEYS AT LAW 177 WEST COURT AVENUE SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375 15353 32, 33, 34

Estate of Laura Sue Benton, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on January 2, of 2014 letters of testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Laura Sue Benton, who died 1/04/2013, were issued to the undersigned by the McNairy County Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS McNairy County Chancerty Court Room 205, County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 (7331) 645-5446. Case Number 55CH10209140OR1180

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by DANNY JERNIGAN, NANCY JERNIGAN, conveying certain real property therein described as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee recorded September 13, 1999, in Deed Book 284, Page 33; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to NATIONSCREDIT FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION 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 23, 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: TRACT #1: BEGINNING AT A STAKE IN THE NORTH LINE OF BOWERS, THE SEC OF LAMBERT RUNS THENCE IN A NORTHERNLY DIRECTION, WITH THE EAST LINE OF LAMBERT AND JERNIGAN, 769 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE IN AN EASTERNLY DIRECTION AND PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF BOWERS, 478 FEET TO A STAKE IN THE WEST LINE OF WESTBROOK; THENCE IN A SOUTHERNLY DIRECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF WESTBROOK 769 FEET TO A STAKE IN THE NORTH LINE OF BOWERS, THE SWC OF WESTBROOK; THENCE IN A WESTERNLY

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DIRECTION, WITH THE NORTH LINE OF BOWERS, 478 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 8-1/3 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. DONALD JERNIGAN AND WIFE, LILLIE JERNIGAN, OBTAINED TITLE TO THE FOREGOING REAL PROPERTY BY WARRANTY DEED OF H.L. WATSON AND WIFE, RUBY WATSON, DATED MAY 17, 1977 OF RECORD IN BOOK 88, PAGE 304, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE; AND THE GRANTOR HEREIN HAVING ACQUIRED THE FEE SIMPLE TITLE THERETO AS THE SURVIVING TENANT BY THE ENTIRETIES. TRACT #2: THE FOLLOWING TRACT OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE FIFTH CIVIL DISTRICT OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE AND BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LAND BOUGHT BY ROBERT RICHARDS FROM GEORGE KENDALL AND ON THE W.B. HUCKABA NORTH LINE, RUN THENCE EAST 44 POLES TO A STAKE, THENCE NORTH 74 POLES TO A STAKE AND THE SELMER AND FALCON ROAD, THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERN DIRECTION WITH MEANDERS OF SAID ROAD TO THE GEORGE KENDALL LINE OWNED BY W.P. SMITH, THENCE SOUTH 4 POLES TO THE BEGINNING. INCLUDING AND EXCLUDING A STRIP 6 RODS BY 38 RODS OFF THE JOHN KENDALL LAND CONTAINING 10 ACRES MORE OR LESS, RECORDED IN BOOK 50, PAGE 243 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE AND BOOK 62 AT PAGE 41-43. INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE TRACT OF LAND BUT EXCLUDED FROM SAID TRACT FOUR TRACTS SOLD OFF BY FOY SWEATT WHICH CONSISTS OF APPROXIMATELY 6 ACRES SOLD AT VARIOUS TIMES AND LEAVES ABOUT FOUR ACRES IN THE PRESENT TRANSACTION. THESE FOUR TRACTS OF LAND ARE RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF MCNAIRY COUNTY AND ARE AS FOLLOWS: ONE ACRE SOLD BY FOY SWEATT TO DEWEY MCCULLAR ON AUGUST 13, 1957 RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 52 PAGE 262. ONE ACRE SOLD BY FOY SWEATT TO ELMER POAK FEBRUARY 4, 1963 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 59 PAGE 181 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF MCNAIRY COUNTY. ONE ACRE, MORE OR LESS, SOLD BY FOY SWEAT TO BURTON LAWSON ON OCTOBER 7, 1961 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 57 PAGE 45 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF MCNAIRY COUNTY. THREE ACRES MORE OR LESS SOLD BY FOY SWEATT TO JOE BARNES IN BOOK 56 PAGE 456 DATED JUNE 8, 1961 RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. LESS AND EXCEPT ANY EXISTING ROAD RIGHT OF WAYS. Parcel ID: 100-033.00 &

100-033.01 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 506 Falcon Road, Selmer, TN 38375. 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): DANNY JERNIGAN, AARON L. LANDS OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC, STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY NANCY JERNIGAN 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 #64795: 2014-01-01 2014-01-08, 2014-01-15 15355 33, 34, 35 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 September 2, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded September 8, 2005, at Book 377, Page 1522 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Joyce McCullar, conveying certain property therein described to C T Corporation Systems as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Sunset Mortgage Company, LP, its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson &

503 - PUBLIC NOTICES 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 February 3, 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: Beginning at a bolt in the center of South Parkway and being a NWC of the Quinnie L. Whitten residue, runs thence with a W.B.L. of said residue, South 22 degrees 20 minutes East 320 feet to a stake, being an interior corner of said residue; thence with a N.B.L of said residue, South 80 degrees 10 minutes West 324 feet to a stake in the East boundary line of the Betty Johnson property, being a NWC of said residue; thence with the E.B.L. of said Johnson property and an old fence, these calls: (1) North 7 degrees West 166 feet to a stake; (2) North 1 degree 30 minutes West 166 feet to a point in the center of South Parkway, being the NEC of said Johnson property; thence with the center of said road, these calls: (1) North 78 degrees East 77 feet; (2) North 88 degrees East 96 feet; (3) East 50 feet to the point of beginning, containing 2.07 acres. ALSO KNOWN AS: 266 South Parkway, Bethel Springs, Tennessee 38315 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: Joyce McCullar 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

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at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 1286‑172045

Blacktop Road, southeast corner of McIntyre; runs thence in a northernly direction, with McIntrye, 210 feet to a stake; thence in an easternly direction, parallel with said road, 210 feet to a stake; thence in a southernly direction, parallel with the east line of McIntyre, 210 feet to a stake in the margin of said road; thence in a westernly direction, with the north margin of said road, 210 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1 acre, more or less. Said legal description is the same description as contained in the previous deed of record. This is the identical real estate conveyed to Fernando Bustamante, Jr. and wife, Diane Bustamante from Fernando Bustamante, III and wife, Angela Bustamante by Warranty Deed dated May 9, 2001, of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 176, page 52. Tract Two: Beginning at an iron pin on the north margin of Center Hill Road (25 feet at right angles from centerline) at the southeast corner of Fernando Bustamante as recorded in Deed Book 164, page 537, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee; thence with Bustamante’s east line, north 1 degree 36 minutes 44 seconds west a distance of 193.56 feet to a post at Bustamante’s northeast corner; thence with Bustamante’s north line, north 78 degrees 16 minutes 10 seconds west a distance of 211.74 feet to a post on the east line of First State Bank; thence with the east line of First State Bank, north 1 degree 36 minutes 44 seconds west a distance of 177.44 feet to an iron pin at the southeast corner of Rudy Moore; thence with Moore’s east line, north 1 degree 51 minutes 45 seconds west a distance of 632.63 feet to a post on the south line of Travis Crowe; thence with Crowe’s south line, north 85 degrees 03 minutes 14 seconds east a distance of 486.30 feet to an iron pin; thence with a new line south 4 degrees 04 minutes west a distance of 1126.31 feet to an iron pin on the north margin of Center Hill Road; thence with the north margin of Center Hill Road, north 78 degrees 00 minutes

west a distance of 170.01 feet to the point of beginning, containing 9.55 acres as survey by David Hall Landing Surveying Company, R.L.S. #943 on July 19, 2001. This is the identical real estate conveyed to Fernando Bustamante, Jr. and wife, Diane Bustamante from Danny Beachy and wife, Martha Beachy by Warranty Deed dated January 2002, of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee in Deed Book 178, page 525. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 420 Center Hill Rd, Finger, TN 38334 CURRENT OWNER(S): Fernando Bustamante, Jr. and Diane Bustamante The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; 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 any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. Substitute Trustee will only convey any interest he/she may have in the property at the time of sale. Property is sold “as is, where is.” For every lien or claim of lien of the state identified above, please be advised notice required by § 67-1-1433 (b)(1) was timely given and that any sale of the property herein referenced will be subject to the right of the state to redeem the land as provided for in § 67-11433(c)(1). 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 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. PRIORITY TRUSTEE SERVICES OF TN, LLC 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, Georgia 30329 (770) 2349181 File No.: 1R131313 Web Site: www.rcolegal. com TS#: 1R131313 FEI # 2013.00455 01/08/2014, 01/15/2014, 01/22/2014 15252 34, 35, 36

DATED December 31, 2013 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee January 8, 2014 January 15, 2014 January 22, 2014 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ bsutherland_131231_1355 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR. COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC.COM 15254 34, 35, 36 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a Deed of Trust executed on November 18, 2003, by Fernando Bustamante, Jr. and Diane Bustamante to Emmett James House or Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee, for the benefit of Union Planters Bank, NA and appearing of record in Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Book 364, Page 404; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to U.S. Bank Trust, National Association as Trustee for WG2 Mortgage Trust VII, Series 2013-1 and WHEREAS, U.S. Bank Trust, National Association as Trustee for WG2 Mortgage Trust VII, Series 2013-1, as the holder of the Note for which debt is owed, (“Note Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Priority Trustee Services of TN, LLC, as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5117, not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Note Holder, and that the undersigned, Priority Trustee Services of TN, LLC, Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, January 30, 2014, commencing at 12:00 p.m. at the East Door of the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Tract One: Beginning at a stake in the north margin of the Finger-Enville

 

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