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Selmer and Ramer firefighters battle a brush fire which spread into a neighboring forest last Friday afternoon on Ramer-Selmer Road. Dry conditions combined with high winds have fed several brush fires like this one, which have run rampant across McNairy County during the last two weeks. McNairy County Fire Chief Darrell Goodrum said that county firefighters have responded to about 15-20 brush fire calls during this time. Goodrum said many people think that fires won’t spread in cold weather, but he said that winter in McNairy County provides perfect conditions for brush fires to begin. In addition to the high winds, he said that there is plenty of fuel all around the area during the winter months. The dead grass, leaves and other brush can start fast and when high winds provide extra oxygen for the fires, they can spread even faster. Goodrum reminded county residents that they need a burn permit to burn anything from Oct. 15 - May 15 every year. Selmer requires burn permits year round.

County audit report released By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

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The Division of Local Government Audit of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury released the audit report for the county Jan. 23. The audit covers the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. This report contains 17 recommendations and findings. The report said that the Office of the County Mayor’s expenditures exceeded appropriations, that the billing/accounts receivable software did not have adequate application controls and did not identify the user who processed transactions and that usernames and passwords were shared by Solid Waste employees. The Solid Waste Director stated in the report that the first deficiency in that department has been corrected and they are researching a solution to the second. The Office of Director of Schools’ appropriations exceeded available funding in the School Federal Projects Fund by around $100,000 this fund had a cash overdraft on June 30, 2013, and the purchasing software did not have adequate application controls. The cash overdraft was subsequently liquidated. In the Office of the Trustee, usernames and passwords were shared by employees, and the office did not review its software audit logs. The report said that the Office

of Assessor of Property did not maintain an adequate program of sales verification. Usernames and passwords were accessible to other employees in the Office of the County Clerk, the report stated. According to the report, the Office of Circuit and General Sessions Court Clerk did not deposit some funds within three days of collection, and execution docket trial balances did not reconcile with cash journal accounts. In the Office of Register of Deeds, multiple employees operated from the same cash drawer, and the Register of Deeds allowed individuals unsupervised access to the office after business hours, the report said. The report said that the Office of the Sheriff had accounting deficiencies and duties were not segregated adequately. “McNairy County does not have a central system of accounting, budgeting and purchasing. The Division of Local Government Audit strongly believes that a central system of accounting, budgeting and purchasing is a best practice that should be adopted by the governing body as a means of significantly improving accountability and the quality of services provided to the citizens of McNairy County,” the report advises. However, the report gave an

Guys post office faces reduced hours By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The United States Postal Service plans to reduce the window service hours of the Guys Post Office from the current 39.5 to 12, Acting West Tennessee Manager of Operations and Huntington Postmaster Larry Green told a town hall meeting in Guys last Wednesday. Rather than being open from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m and 12:30 p.m to 4 p.m on weekdays, the planned new hours are between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The service window will still be open from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m Saturdays. The outer part of the building will be open the same hours at present, allowing customers access to their post office boxes and to mail letters. Selmer Postmaster Tom Hamilton will administer the Guys post office after the plan is implemented, as he does Stantonville now. Green said this plan will be implemented in about two months. When the final decision is made, a letter will be sent to the post office and it will be posted on the door. Green promised to advise Mayor Keith Rinehart as soon as he is told the decision is final. “That’s not finalized. That’s just a projection. If you want to take a vote on some other hours, I’m not going to say they’re going to change it, but we will be glad to send it in,” Green said about the hours. “It will be a hindrance on people who work. I’m not naive enough to think it’s not,” Green added. “I just see a lot more business here in the morning than I do in the evening. A lot of evenings, you won’t see anybody here and a lot of mornings, it’s like a country store,” said a man in the audience. Green said the preferences of most respondents, rather than a profit analysis, was used to determine the hours, because business depends on what time the mail comes in. He said the vast majority of survey respondents voted for afternoon hours. Citizen Dennis Landry speculated that many of the people who responded to the survey may not use the post office on a regular basis. Landry said that because having different hours on dif-



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NASA scientists debate origins of Martian mystery rock Strange rock that appeared in Front of Opportunity on Murray Ridge looks like a jelly doughnut By Christen Coulon

The first explanation is that the rock is a fragment of a meteorite, but so far there is no evidence of a meteor strike in the area. Squyres said that the most likely scenario posed by researchers is that the rover’s tire flung the rock out as it drove over it. The images were taken from Opportunity’s panoramic camera (Pancam). The one on the left is from 3,528th Martian day, or Sol, of the rover’s work on Mars (Dec. 26, 2013). The one on the right, with the newly arrived rock, is from Sol 3540 (Jan. 8, 2014). Much of the rock is brighttoned, nearly white. A portion is deep red in color. The rock officially named “Pinnacle Island” by NASA, provides an unusual circumstance for examining the underside of a Martian rock. “What is interesting about this rock is a couple of things,” Squyres said. “It appears that it may have flipped itself upside down. If that is the case, then we are seeing the underside of the rock which has not seen the Martian atmosphere for perhaps billions of years. This is stuff we don’t normally get to see. “Mars keeps throwing new stuff at us, and it is these kind of unexpected discoveries that make this mission continue to be the exciting fun thing that it is.” The site of the discovery is along “Murray Ridge,” a section

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“Mmmm...Mysterious Martian Jelly Doughnut.” When reading this story, it is easy to imagine Homer Simpson using his signature catchphrase to describe the martian mystery rock recently discovered by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Jan. 8. A recently released pair of NASA images, taken of the same patch of ground in front of the rover about 12 days apart, document the arrival of a bright rock onto the scene. This is a very strange set of images,” said Steve Squyres, lead scientist with the Mars rover exploration program in an interview on NASA television. “This just happened. This is going on right now. This is where Opportunity is currently parked. In these two images, taken 12 days apart, a rock just simply appeared in front of us.” The rock has been dubbed “The Jelly Doughnut” by members of the media due to its appearance. The white oblong rock has a circular red spot in it’s center, which lends the alien object its breakfast pastry nickname. Currently, scientists have posed two possible explanations for the rock’s sudden appearance.

of the rim of the Endeavor Crater where Opportunity is working on north-facing slopes during the rover’s sixth Martian winter. Squyres said that NASA will continue to investigate the rock in question and they hope to determine its makeup and origin.

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A strange rock found by the Martian exploration rover Opportunity on Jan. 8, 2014, shows a spot of ground where a mysterious rock appeared. An earlier image taken by the rover, shows there had been nothing in that spot 12 days earlier. The rock has been named “Pinnacle Island” by NASA and nicknamed “The Jelly Doughnut” by the media.

Home health worker accused of theft By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

A Bethel Springs home health care worker was charged with theft of property last Wednesday following accusations that she had stolen from her clients’ homes. Andrea Tidwell was charged with theft of property after an investigation turned up that she had received hundreds of dollars from one of her clients beginning in July 2013. Jennifer Wilson told Investigator JP Kellum on Dec. 27, 2013 that she had spoken with a TennCare coordinator about her grandmother, Bertha Stewart’s health care worker. She said that the coordinator advised her that Tidwell had been fired for “stealing money, food and other items from her clients’ homes.” After speaking with her grandmother, Wilson said that she determined that Stewart had given hundreds of dollars to Tidwell over the last six months. Wilson said the coordinator advised her to file a police report and asked Wilson to report to TennCare. Sheriff Guy Buck said that any of Tidwell’s former clients that have had thefts at their homes should contact his office to file a report. Buck encouraged anyone else who has knowledge of this case to contact the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department at (731) 645-5346.

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Sales tax collections rise sharply in McNairy County By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Sales tax collections were up 63 percent over the previous month and 60 percent over December 2012 to $379,000 in December 2013, according to the Tennessee Department of Revenue. The county unemployment rate in December 2012 was unchanged from the previous month at 11.2 percent, though it has risen 1.4 percentage points over the past year, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This was the fifth highest unemployment rate in the state. There were 140 fewer people in the labor force, 130 fewer people employed and 10 fewer people unemployed than the previous month. At 6.5 percent, Alcorn County, Miss. had the lowest unemployment rate of surrounding counties, according to the Mis-

sissippi Department of Employment Security, while Hardeman County’s rate of 10.9 was the highest. Chester County’s unemployment rate was 6.8 percent and Hardin County’s was 10 percent. The unemployment rate fell in 51 counties in the state, rose in 29 and stayed the same in 15. The state unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points from the previous month to 7.8 percent, the same amount as the national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent. Counting people who have given up looking for work and those who are working part-time but want a full-time job, the national unemployment rate was unchanged from the previous month at 13.1 percent. The average length of unemployment was unchanged from the previous month at 37.1 weeks. There were 28 homes sold in the county in December, compared to 35 in Novem-


ferent days would cause a dislocation, the hours should be the same every day. He suggested that the hours should be 7:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m. every day. This new plan follows the preferences of Guys postal customers as expressed in surveys administered by USPS. A total of 355 surveys were sent out and 56 or 15 percent were returned. Survey respondents were given four options: realignment of hours, delivery-only, the Village Post Office option and the nearby post office option. Realignment of hours was chosen by 41 or 73 percent of respondents, the delivery-only option by 9 or 16 percent, the Village Post Office option was chosen by only one respondent. Village Post Offices are small post offices located in stores. Mail delivery routes for Guys now comes from the Ramer Post Office. The surveys and the resulting plan were criticized by several of the 20 people who attended the meeting. Some, such as Landry, pointed out there was an unacceptably low response rate. Second, people who live west of the railroad tracks, within Guys city limits but in the Ramer zip code, did not receive surveys. “I can’t tell you the last time I set foot in the Ramer Post Office,” Landry said. One audience member said that because about half of Guys residents live across the railroad tracks, they did not get surveys. “That is a lot more common than you would think. Over the last few years, they have combined these routes. Tom has Stantonville’s mail and is working in Selmer,” Green said. Stantonville has also had its hours reduced to noon to 2 p.m. weekdays. “That’s not a whole lot. That’s pretty low. Why that was, I don’t know, but believe it or not, that’s pretty average for a lot of them,” Green said about the response rate. Green said he would leave some surveys at the Guys post office for these people. Many of the people at the meeting were also critical of the new hours, preferring morning hours. When Green


ber, but there were two fewer towns reporting in December. Home sales fell by four in towns reporting both months. Ten homes were sold in Selmer, nine in Adamsville, five in Bethel Springs, two in Michie and one each in Ramer and Stantonville. The median sales price for Selmer was $69,750, $76,950 for Adamsville, $48,840 for Bethel Springs, $51,890 for Michie, $36,700 for Stantonville and $36,050 for Ramer. There were nine new foreclosure filings in December, down from two the previous month and the same as December 2012. The number of foreclosures in Selmer, the only town reporting in November, was up two, to four. There were two new foreclosures in Adamsville and one each in Finger, Stantonville and Guys. Guys had the highest foreclosure rate at 0.4 percent, followed by Stantonville at 0.18 percent, Finger at 0.11 percent, Selmer at 0.10 percent and Adamsville at 0.07 percent.

asked for a show of hands, almost everyone preferred morning hours. Green said that the hours chosen were based on the surveys. Landry argued that the hours should be set based on when the post office makes the most money. He told the Independent Appeal after the meeting that he believed that fewer people would do business with the post office during the afternoon hours, resulting in much less revenue than at present. He and others said they believe that as a result of the continuing and increasing losses, that the post office would eventually have to be closed within a couple of years. “You’re going to take this first-class operation, that is full-service, and you’re going to reduce it down to a minimum-service facility. You’re still going to have all the overhead associated with it. The post office, by its own device, is going to create a cash flow problem, and then you hire a full-time postmaster for a place that get’s a bag a week (Chewalla),” Landry said. Green said the Chewalla postmaster was there before the POST plan was initiated two years ago. Postmasters at these facilities under study were sent letters two years ago, that there jobs were going away in the fall. Landry also said that the post office was a meeting place for local residents in the morning. “It’s like a coffee shop,” Landry said. These POST plans, as they are called, are designed to improve the financial position of the postal service, which is losing money. The number of retail customer visits has fallen from 1.28 million in 2005 to 930,000 in 2011, according to a handout from the meeting. The post office does not receive taxpayer funds, though it is a corporation-like independent agency of the U. S. government. These plans will be implemented in post offices without postmasters placed under study. Many of the people were critical that hours for the post office in Chewalla were not being cut, despite it doing less business. Green explained that this is because Chewalla still has a postmaster and a POST plan will be implemented there when that position becomes vacant. Green said that all of the postmasters in the post offices under study will be laid off by this fall. Closing the post offices under study was an option at


overall positive assessment of the financial statements provided by the county government. “In our opinion, based on our audit and the report of other auditors, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, the aggregate discretely presented component units, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of McNairy County Tennessee, as of June 30, 2013, and the respective changes in financial position and the respective budgetary comparisons for the General, Solid Waste/Sanitation, and Highway/Public Works funds for the year then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America,” the report states.

one time, but the USPS abandoned these plans under pressure from members of Congress in 2012. It is not just rural post offices that are being affected by these plans, Green explained. For instance, a mail processing facility in Jackson, Tenn. is being closed and its business is being transferred to Memphis, Tenn. Green said that he believed that 150,000 postal service jobs have been cut in the past seven years. “This is just not a rural issue. It’s an issue all over the postal service. It’s a move to reduce costs. As everybody knows, the economy has not been well and the post office is certainly not immune from that as anybody else is. We receive zero taxpayer dollars. I’m sure everybody has probably been told that by now. We’re self-sufficient in that we have to break even, so this is a method they are looking at to do some cost savings,” Green said. The number of hours post offices are given is determined by how much revenue they produce, Green said. There are two-hour offices, four-hour offices and six-hour offices. “We know that the post office is a vital part of the community. It’s where people see each other, the way people come and go now...I had someone tell me, ‘A lot of times, the only time we see somebody is at the post office and funeral home,” Green said. “As a postmaster, Tom’s a postmaster, we are certainly not happy about any hours that are getting reduced, but if the option is closing the post office, we had rather see the hours get reduced,” Green said. “I have to take them at their word that they’re not going to close the post offices. They’re a viable part of the community, but they are going to reduce the hours. There are no plans to close it,” Green said. One man said USPS should spend some of the money they spend on Super Bowl ads and use it for the local post offices. “I agree with you 100 percent,” Green said. Green said these ads probably cost around $500,000 a minute. Lisa Dillon, of the Guys Post Office, wrote down the comments and Green said they would be sent to the district office in Nashville, Tenn. for postal authorities there to look at. “They will look at those and the committee will determine if the hours will stay the same,” Green said.


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Hurst turns 100, looks back at last century By Sarah Rowland Staff Writer

Ethel Hurst of Bethel Springs celebrated her 100th birthday last week, continuing to kick it with stamina, endurance and a sharp mind. Hurst was born as Ethel Garner on Feb. 4, 1914 in Masseyville, Tenn. on her parent’s farm. This is the setting she started her life’s story, saying they raised crops and animals, explaining the ins and outs of farm life. She said they raised and produced just about everything they needed, only buying from the store such staples as flour, sugar, coffee and her “Poppy’s tobacco,” and even then she said he eventually started raising his own tobacco. She explained the process for killing and smoking pigs and producing homemade sorghum molasses. As the only girl born in a family of boys, she had three brothers. Hurst said everyone said, “Oh, I bet you were a spoiled girl, being the only girl, but,” she said, “I didn’t think so.” She explained that her father was protective about where she was allowed to go outside the farm, usually only allowing her to go somewhere her younger brother went. When asked what was the best memory growing up, Hurst starts her tale saying, “Poppy wouldn’t let me go to any parties,” and she told the story of her first and only party. She said when she was a young teenager, he made an exception and allowed her to go to a party with a friend. A boy asked her to dance, just as there were gunshots outside the house. “Some [people] went out the back door, some went out the window and some were trying to get out the front door. People was going everywhere,” she said. She explained that it had been rainy and when visitors had arrived earlier, they left their muddy overshoes by the front step. When the gunshots rang out and people scattered, she said they all forgot their shoes. It turns out, she said, two guys were drunk, fighting, and one shot at the other. When asked if her father ever let her go to another party she said, “Lord, no.” She said she wanted to dance so bad, her dancing days continued behind the schoolhouse where her friends taught her the Charleston. Hurst and her brothers attended school at a oneroom schoolhouse two miles from their home, which they walked to everyday toting lunches in gallon buckets containing a sweet potato and a molasses cookie. She said they started the day singing and reciting the Lord’s Prayer before learning history, geography, math, reading and spelling. She said she completed the ninth grade before she married her husband, Elmer Hurst, at the age of 16. Looking back, she said she was too young for marriage and didn’t know the first thing about it. Her husband was the son of a neighboring family who, Hurst said, was the only family in the area that owned a truck. They had bought the truck with government compensation following the death of a son in World War I. Hurst and her husband married in the 1930s, and she said even though it was the 30s, she didn’t know there was a depression. “We had cows, pigs, chickens, potatoes, sweet potatoes, eggs, milk, butter, and we canned all that stuff and

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Ethel Hurst of Bethel Springs recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Hurst sat down to share some of her favorite memories of the last century with readers last week. put it down in the cellar. We had a living right there at home,” said Hurst. She said, though, staples bought at the store were rationed and real coffee wasn’t sold, but was replaced by a coffee substitute. Eventually, Hurst and her husband moved their family from a farm they were sharecropping to a house in Bethel Springs. “It about killed me to give up our cows and chickens,” said Hurst about the move. Hurst has two daughters, Nancy and Jo, and three sons. Her first born son lived just seven weeks and her other two sons are Terry and Gale, one of whom lives with her. Hurst said even when they moved from the farm, she never worked outside the home. Hurst said her children are the best part of her life, and she lived for her children. Hurst’s husband died in his early 60s, and from then on she lived alone, continuing to keep house and working with Southwest Human Resources, riding the buses for Head Start and watching the children. Hurst said the happiest time of her life were the 12 years she spent riding the bus for Head Start. Sue Beck, who also worked for Head Start at the time, said Hurst, who was in her 80s at the time, would get up early riding the morning bus then work as a foster grandparent at McNairy Central High School until noon before going to the Senior Center at the Selmer Community Center for lunch and exercise walking the indoor track, and finally she would end her day riding the afternoon bus for Head Start before going home. “I enjoyed that, Lordy-mercy,” said Hurst. Beck attributes Hurst’s long life to her constant activity, saying she’s always known Hurst to be busy do-

ing something. Even today, at 100 years old, Hurst still quilts, gets herself ready for church every Sunday attending both the morning and evening services, visits yard sales, and will occasionally attend various community events. Last year, she was seen attending the Broomcorn Arts and Crafts Festival. Hurst seemed to attribute some of her long life to genetics, though. She said her parents and brothers lived well into their 80s and 90s. “We all lived a long time,” she said. Time hasn’t slowed Hurst down who will sit and talk for hours telling stories about the past, many so funny in the light of 100 years, and she will gladly show you around her house pointing out pictures of her parents, her children, her nine grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Story after story follows her of the people she’s influenced: family, friends and neighbors, as Ethel Hurst continues to live her life to the fullest.

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MIG program means more graduates in McNairy County By Christen Coulon Managing Editor

In 2009, McNairy County decided that it could do more to reduce the already low number of dropouts from our local high schools. The McNairy Individual Graduation Program (MIG) was launched as an extension of McNairy Central and Adamsville high schools. Initially located at the Alternative School, prior to being relocated to the Charlotte Boley Education Center in August of 2013, the MIG Program has contributed to McNairy County’s graduation rate, which has met or exceeded 93 percent for the past three years. Tennessee’s graduation rate for the same period is 86 percent. The program is administered by Patsy Pearson, MIG Supervisor, and Rena’ Crabb, MIG Teacher. “Potential MIG students are identified and referred to the program by the high school principals and guidance counselors,” Crabb said. “The MIG committee is responsible for determining if a student meets the eligibility guidelines to enter the program.” Working with each student to find the best path to graduation, MIG uses state of the art technologies to help students finish

high school. “An individualized plan for graduation is developed for all MIG students,” Crabb said. “All work is completed using online software that is aligned with the regular high school curriculum. Students who enter the MIG program and complete the state credit requirements obtain a high school diploma.” So far, the MIG program has helped 75 students graduate that might have otherwise become a high school drop-out statistic. “They are doing the basic English and math courses just like the other students,” Crabb said. “These students don’t participate in (extra curricular) activities at their schools. They come out here and the program is strictly academic.” Key math and English teachers from the district have reviewed the educational software to ensure that students receive the instruction they need to complete their educations. “We designed the program to align with McNairy County Schools,” Crabb said. Crabb said that when students finish the program, they are still required to pass the same End of Course Exams for core classes that all Tennessee students must take.

While the curriculum is entirely online, students work at their own pace to complete each subject. Crabb said that her role is to teach the students, as needed, when the students have trouble with portions of their classes. “When a student comes to a math concept or an English skill that they need assistance with then I am there to set beside them and teach what needs to be taught at that point,” Crabb said. Funding for the program uses the regular local, state and federal funds the schools receive for each of the students. While the MIG program is new to the education center, located at 701 Industrial Park Road in Selmer, Crabb said that she is appreciative of the work the McNairy County Literacy Council has done to support the programs in the building through their funding of the building, its utility payments and meeting other needs outside funding areas of each program. She said that she believes that if they needed help, they would be supportive. The MIG program shares the education center with Adult Education, the Pilot PreK, and the Family Resource Center. On the surface, these groups would all seem to have a vastly different focus, how-

ever, all of the programs share a common goal of having an educated and literate adult population in the county. These programs also all benefit from the participation of the McNairy County Literacy Council, which directs its efforts toward meeting the needs of the programs within the education center. If you are interested in helping support the McNairy County Literacy or any of the programs offered at the Charlotte Boley Education Center, the Independent Appeal and the Literacy Council need your help at the Third Annual “For the Love of Literacy dessert tasting fundraiser just before Valentines Day, on Feb. 13 from 5-8 p.m. All citizens are invited to attend and sample all the desserts for just $5 at the door including a chance at great door prizes and entertainment by Andy Avery. A better tomorrow for McNairy County cannot be successful without the continued help of our community. We are again asking area businesses and churches to book a space as a vendor for this year’s event to support literacy for all. Call (731) 645-5346 for details to sponsor a dessert table, volunteer or make a donation to this worthy cause. Together we can build a brighter future.

AiM presents “A Family Reunion to Die For” Feb. 7-9 By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Arts in McNairy’s Performing Arts Committee is staging three performances of the play, “A Family to Die For”. The play is sponsored by the Independent Appeal. The first will be a dinner theater production on Feb. 7. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Regular performances are Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and the matinee performance is on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the dinner theater are sold out and tickets for the regular performances are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. Tickets are available at and the Independent Appeal office. Contact AiM Managing Director Paige Holmes for reservations. The dinner theatre show sold out last Sunday, but tickets for the other two shows are still available. “It’s a murder mystery with a comedic twist. It’s about the Knotting family. They’re having a family reunion to meet a new bride of one of the family members and people start dying. It’s got a very Southern flair to it. It has a lot of family issues to it and it will be somewhat interactive with the audience,” is how Holmes described what the play is about.

Holmes said the play lends itself well to audience participation at the dinner theater shows, as well as the regular performances. Brad Woolworth is the director of the dinner theater production for the second straight year. “The show is a comedy murder mystery. It is set in the modern day at a family run rustic mountain retreat. We started rehearsals on Jan. 1 and have been working hard to make this a great show. The cast is exceptional and are dedicated to bringing the audience a fun time for a little bit. The audience should be ready for anything when the curtain goes up on Friday night. I really encourage all to come out and enjoy the show. The cast has worked hard. I would also mention that my support staff has created a great set. A special thank you to my producer and set designer and my best friend, my wife Jan. This is my assistant director’s first show. Thank you, April Orsoa and Trinity McDaniels, my stage manager. They made the show better than I could by myself,” said Woolworth. “We’ve been really pleased with the turnout for all of our plays. People have supported us, and of course, we appreciate the partnership with the Independent Appeal, as well,” Holmes said.

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Cast members of AiM’s production of “A Family Reunion to Die For” rehearse for their show last Monday. The play is scheduled to run Feb. 7-9 at the Latta Visitor’s and Cultural Center in Selmer (Feb. 7 show is sold out.)

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Greene talks about community gardens with residents

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Maximum Fitness & Health Centers owner Russ Kennamore, County Mayor Ronnie Brooks, Selmer Mayor John Smith, McNairy Regional Alliance Executive Director Ted Moore, MRA Director of Chamber Programs Russell Ingle, Bruce Manley and Darren Bowers, both from the MRA, and family and friends pose at a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony there last Monday in Selmer. Kennamore also owns a Maximum Fitness in Adamsville and memberships at one apply to both. The business is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The 6,000 square-foot center is near Fred’s, Aaron’s and Food Giant in the old Cambridge Marketing building. “I’m just ready to be open,” Kennamore said. “We’re super excited about it,” Smith said about the new business.

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Representatives from more than 14 communities in West Tennessee came out to learn about community gardens from Candice Greene, project manager for the Project Diabetes Grant with the Tennessee Recreation Parks Association. Greene provides community garden education to community members about available community partnerships, environmental education, free resources, the Let’s Move Initiative, children’s nutrition, basic grant writing and much more. Greene said that grant monies will go to fund two community gardens in several area communities. Later on this year, TRPA plans to provided a Tennessee map with farmer’s market and community garden locations

McNairy County native appears on the Doctors again By Jeff Whitten. Head News Writer

Heather Gum, who is originally from Ramer, made her second appearance on the national medical talk show, the Doctors, on Jan. 28. Gum had earlier appeared on a show last March entitled, “Your Skin, Feed It, Fix It, Tuck It.” From February 2011, Gum lost about 170 pounds over a 14- or 15-month period. She could not lose the rest of the weight she wanted to without skin surgery, which her insurance would not cover. As a result of her appearance on the show, Dr. Andrew Orton offered to do the surgery. Gum revealed her new look on the second appearance on the show. She said

her second appearance was quite different from her first. “The first time that I went on, I was very graciously offered the skin removal surgery. My reveal before the surgery was incredible. The results are quite amazing. I am almost 27 weeks out of surgery and am doing great. I’m very pleased with the results. I’ve not had any complications. Speigel was extremely generous. They offered me a $2,000 gift card to spend on new clothes. I was pampered from head to toe when I was out there,” Gum said about her experience. Gum said she had not yet spent all of the money for her new wardrobe. “That’s going to be kind of spread out,” Gum said. Gum said she was very humbled and extremely

grateful when she appeared on the show. “I did not realize that the whole show was going to be based on my reveal, so that was definitely unexpected,” Gum said. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to have the recognition and be able to tell my story and help others along their journey,” Gum concluded. Gum’s highest recorded weight was 367 pounds. She had various health problems associated with her weight, such as high blood pressure, insulin resistance and sleep apnea. Up until she lost all of the weight, Gum had never been at a normal weight. “I just got progressively larger. More than anything, it was just a combination of bad choices. I just got


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13. Two tickets PGA August 2014, Louisville, KY (Fri. round) 14. Baseball - Stan Musial 15. Baseball - Willie Mays 16. Piano Lessons for 1 Year 17. One night @ The Peabody w/Sunday Brunch, Gift card to Rendezvous and Lanskey’s 18. Shiloh Tour - 10-15 people (4-4.5 hours) 19. Cake - white velvet 20. Outside photo session 21. Spring Creek Golf for 4 22. Round trip tickets to New York for 2. (Restrictions apply) 23. Vacation on the Gulf (4 nights - 5 days) 24. Basketball - Rick Pitino 25. Football - Paul Hourning 26. Two Bermuda pallets of sod

27. Art - Robin Hamm Sneed 28. Painting - Shelia Treece 29. Gatlinburg Get-a-way (3 nights, 4 days) 30. Holland Grill 31. Sm. Helmet - Dan Marino 32. Sm. Helmet - Jerry Rice 33. Pickwick Inn - one room, one night 34. Tenn. Titan tickets for 4 (club seats w/parking permit) 35. Cake - Chocolate butterscotch 36. Golf Ball - Gerald Ford 37. Baseball - Don Mattingley 38. Painting - Faith Kay 39. Antique daybed 40. Flag flown over Nation’s Capitol 41. Football - Tennessee

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12. 4 hrs of golf instructions 13. Catfish Hotel gift card 14. Ole Monterey gift cert 15. Family Restaurant gift certificate 16. Selmer Flower Shop gift certificate 17. Custom Ribeye Steaks 18. 3 Antique porcelain dolls 19. Set of knives 20. Thomas Kincade print 21. Bethel Elem. Baskets 22. Selmer Middle School Baskets

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bigger and bigger. I tried numerous, numerous diet plans—all kinds of extreme diets—different programs. I finally found something that worked for me,” Gum said. Gum was crowned as the top weight loser in the state in April 2013. She was also crowned as the top weight loser for a Take Off Pounds Sensibly group, of which she is a member. Created in 1948, TOPS is the oldest weight loss organization in the state. Gum lost weight with a program provided by the Metabolic Research Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. “It allows you to do whatever eating program that you want to do, whatever diet that you want to try on your own, but you go for the camaraderie of other people going to the

same classes, trying to be helpful losing weight. It’s a very good combination and it worked for me having the nutritional guidance, oneon-one counseling, but also the comraderie of other people going through the weight-loss process,” Gum said. Gum said she did not lose the weight by counting calories, instead Gum weighs her food. She eats four ounces of lean protein. She also eats eggs and cheese, within limits. She eats a carbohydrate, a grain or fruit, that is limited to about 50 calories, for each meal. Gum has eight ounces of raw vegetables or four ounces cooked. Gum eats little fat and very rarely eats processed foods. “There are certain veg-


etables I won’t eat, certain fruits that I won’t eat, that have more carbohydrates,” Gum said. Cheese and nuts are Gum’s biggest temptation that she struggles with. A key factor in Gum’s large weight loss was the twice-a-week weigh-ins at MRC. “Most of the support groups only want you to weigh-in once a week and when you weigh-in once a week: what do you do? You go out and splurge. It’s your ‘cheat day,’ but through the Metabolic Research Center, what I learned with that was when you cheat, you’re cheating yourself, because you’re going to throw off your metabolism. When you put in the nutrients that your body needs, you’ll naturally burn it off. If you have that cheat day—if I were to eat a piece of cake or something totally insane—then my metabolism would stop instantly and it would take three days if I were to go back to eating like I should be eating for that metabolism to start burning again,” Gum said. Like many others fighting the battle of the bulge, Gum has lost and gained weight back and hit plateaus in her weight loss. “There have been countless, countless plateaus. People ask me what the hardest part is and it is today because I’ve never been here before. It’s really a challenge every day. As I’ve lost weight in the past, I get to a certain point and I will go back to my old ways of eating, my old habits, but I’ve gotten rid of those old habits and will not ever eat like I ate before. I refuse to do that,” Gum said. Eating out is also a challenge for Gum. “People get aggravated at me when I go out to eat because I get very specific when I’m ordering,” Gum said. Heather Gum grew up in Ramer and is a 1986 graduate of McNairy Central High School. Her father, Barry Shelton, retired there from the service. Her mother is Evalee Shelton. Gum gradu-

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Gov. Haslam promises free education to graduating seniors

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Volume 111, Number 38, Wednesday, February 5, 2014

McNAIRY VOICES How do you like the cold weather we have been having?

By David Smith GovComm

During his fourth annual State of the State address before the General Assembly, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam tonight introduced the “Tennessee Promise.” The historic proposal commits to providing on a continuing basis two years of community college or a college of applied technology (TCAT) absolutely free of tuition and fees to graduating high school seniors. “Through the Tennessee Promise, we are fighting the rising cost of higher education, and we are raising our expectations as a state,” Haslam said. “We are committed to making a clear statement to families that education beyond high school is a priority in the state of Tennessee.” After graduating from a community college, if students choose to attend a four-year school, the state’s transfer pathways program makes it possible for those students to start as a junior. By getting their first two years free, the cost of a four-year degree would be cut in half. “This is a bold promise,” Haslam continued. “It is a promise that will speak volumes to current and prospective employers. It is a promise that will make a real difference for generations of Tennesseans, and it is a promise that we have the ability to make. Net cost to the state, zero. Net impact on our future, priceless.” To make the Tennessee Promise sustainable over time, the governor proposed transferring lottery reserve funds to create an endowment, with the goal of strategically redirecting existing resources. He recommended leaving $110 million in the lottery reserve fund to ensure there is a healthy balance moving forward. The Tennessee Promise is part of Haslam’s “Drive to 55” initiative aimed at increasing the number of Tennesseans with a certificate or degree beyond high school. In 11 years, 55 percent of Tennesseans will need a certificate or degree to get a job, but today, only 32 percent of Tennesseans qualify. Other Drive to 55 efforts this year include: Statewide expansion of the Seamless Alignment of Integrated Learning (SAILS) program to eliminate the need for remedial math courses for students entering college with $2.6 million in the proposed budget. Currently, 70 percent of high school graduates need remedial classes before they are able to take a college level course. Offering one dual enrollment course to high school students at no cost with discounted courses available after that. Dual enrollment allows high school students to take college credit courses, and there is a 94 percent probability that those students will go on to college. Expansion of the Degree Compass program that predicts the subjects and majors in which students will be most successful with $300,000 in the proposed budget. The program was pioneered at Austin Peay University and is modeled after companies like Netflix, Amazon and Pandora that tailor their recommendations to what their customers are looking for. Creation of an Adult Student Data System to help state colleges and universities – both public and private – do a better job of identifying and recruiting adults that are most likely to return to college and complete their degree with $300,000 in the proposed budget. There are nearly one million Tennesseans that have some college credit but haven’t earned a certificate or degree. Changing the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship allotment to incentivize completion by raising the scholarship for two-year schools from $2,000 to $3,000 and shifting the scholarship for four-year schools from $4,000 to $3,000 the first two years and $5,000 the last two years.

Robert Blaylock (Savannah):

Paul Williams (Adamsville):

Kathy Winters (Adamsville):

Jennifer Davis (Adamsville):

Bonnie Plunk (Adamsville):

Blake Henson (Adamsville):

“I hate it. I’m a summer person.”

“I don’t like the extreme cold, 0 degrees, but today’s weather (in the low 40s) is fine for me.”

“Warm weather. Oh, yeah, I like hot weather.”

“It’s a little too cold.”

“I don’t like cold weather. I wish it was summertime.”

“I’m about sick of this cold weather.”

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

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Fighting the Chill: February’s Theme for Tennessee Business Spotlight By Tre Hargett

Tenn. Secretary of State

The slogan on the Crescent Sock Company’s website says it all: “We’re crazy about socks!” Cathy Allen, the 112-year-old, family-owned company’s president and chief executive officer, backs up that passion with knowledge about socks that may be unmatched. (The knowledge, that is, not the socks.) Contrary to popular belief, she’ll tell you, socks are not “one size fits all.” People who are buying socks often consider the coloring or texture of the socks without ever bothering to look at the sizes on the packaging. Also, washing and drying socks inside out reduces wear and tear. And in addition to the standard solid-color styles, Crescent sells socks in a variety of patterns – including dots, stripes, flowers and animal prints. Crescent, a company based in the tiny McMinn County town of Niota, also gives away many pairs of its socks to people recovering from disasters, those embarking on

mission trips and others who are in need. “Sometimes we forget just how important socks are to people and we take each opportunity we can to help out those in need to keep their feet warm and clean,” Allen said. “Being able to do this warms our hearts as much as our socks warm their feet.” Crescent is one of the businesses featured in February’s Tennessee Business Spotlight, a feature on the Secretary of State’s website that showcases Tennessee companies that provide employment, boost the state’s economy and make charitable contributions to the communities in which they are based. In recognition of this winter’s unseasonably cold weather, February’s theme for Tennessee Business Spotlight is “Fighting the Chill” – highlighting companies that provide clothing and other items that help keep us warm. In addition to Crescent, the other companies featured this month are: Allegiance Footwear of Mountain City A.O. Smith Co. of Ashland City

hatWRKS Hats of Nashville LC King MFG of Bristol "Some people may take for granted companies that provide us with clothing, hot water heaters and other items we need to handle cold weather – until we have a winter like this one," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. "Then we really appreciate the valuable contribution these businesses provide to Tennesseans and their other customers around the globe. I commend the businesses featured in this month's Tennessee Business Spotlight for all that they do to make our lives safer and more comfortable." People who visit the Tennessee Business Spotlight web page can learn more about the featured companies' goods and services, operations, employment figures, photos and links to social media and web sites that can provide additional information. To visit Tennessee Business Spotlight, go to

Our thoughts and prayers go out to members of our community who are serving in the armed forces: • Specialist Allen Alexander • SGT Joseph W. Baggett • SGT Andrew W. Bayless USMC • Seaman Katie Lynn Bizzell, US Navy • A1C Dustin Blakney, 19EMS • Sgt. Kyle A. Brown, USMC • GySgt. Christopher T. Byrd, USMC • PVT Matlock Caffrey, USMC • Staff Sgt. Susan Cawley • Staff Sgt. Alicia L. Coil, USAF • CPL Mandy L. Cooper, USMC • SPC Mark A. Cooper, US Army • SGT James P. Crain • PFC Anthony “Tony” Crouse • SGT Major Joel Crouse • SP4 Richard Crouse • Aaron J. Cull Senior Airman U.S. Airforce • SGT Bobby J. Dickey US Army • C.W.3 James R. Dickey, Retired • SGT Todd Joseph Drobina, US Army • Captain Bonnie Lynn Dunlop • Corporal Bradley Eisenhut, USMC • Airman Christopher D. Ellis, Air Force • Master Sgt. Lonnie J. Ellis, Air Force

• Kip Ellison • LCPL Dwight A. Emily Jr. • PV2 Jana Estes • Specialist Bryan Ray Ferguson • PV2 Ashley Freeman, US Army • PV2 Skyler Gammill, US Army • Lydia Gillis, US Navy E3 • Malcolm Gillis E6, US Army National Guard • Daniel Gray, USMC Lance Corporal • SGT Rob Gray, US Army • A1C Stephanie Lynn Griffin, USAF • SSGT Dustin Hamm, USMC • PFC Isaac Harville • Senior Airman James Taylor Haubrich, US Air Force • Lieutenant Colonel (Chaplain) Billy Hawkins • SPC Matthew Hemby, Army • SGT Brian W. Hendrix • SGT Timothy Hixon • Staff Sergeant Brian Lee Hood • Private Alex Johnson, US Army • SGT Ricky L. Jordan, USMC • Army Officer Major James Lax • Sergeant Joseph Lilly • Captain Troy E. Mathis

• Captain Jessica Mayfield, US Army • SPC Ritchie A. McCrary • SPC Dustin McDonald • A1C Amanda K. McMillen, USAF • Joshua Lane Meek, Army • CPL Jeffery Mitchell, USMC • SSGT Patrick Michael Moore, Nat. Guard • A1C Kassidy N. Mosier, USAF • PVT Dallas Nelms, USMC • SGT Major Paula Norris • Pvt. Justin Overton, USMC • SPC Joseph Payne, US Army Nat. Guard • CPO Denise Picard Culverhouse • SPC William Andrew “Andy” Pickett, Nat. Guard • SPC Robert H. Pittman, II • SPC David Poole, National Guard • CPL James Scott Powell • CPL John M. Powell • Ernest Purez, Air Force • E4 Sophia Reinke • SGT. Charlie Rickman, US Army • John Robinson US Navy • S/ST Ryan Robinson Air Force • Angel Rodriguez, Petty Officer US Navy

• SPC Blake Rudd • Specialist Robert Rzasa • Veronica Sebree Petty Officer 3rd Class • Alan Seigers, Army • SFC Patrick Michael Shaughnessy • SPC Hector Soto, Jr., Army • CPL Sam Speck, USMC • SGT Shaun Spicher, USMC • SPC Daniel Sullivan, Army • SPC Dakota Taylor, National Guard • Jeremy Thompson • ET3 Jeremy Wilbanks, US Coast Guard • PVT Demaro Wiley, SC, Army National Guard • Joseph Lloyd Williams MM3 US Navy • Master Sergeant Stanley Wilson, USAF - Retired • SPC Jeffrey Witoszczak U.S. Army • Petty Officer James Matthew Wolford • A1C Logan D. Mosier, USAF EDITOR’S NOTE: If your loved one has had a change in active duty status, please contact us at (731) 645-5346.




Bonnie Ruth Horton Barnes

Robert E. Cabral

Bonnie Ruth Horton Barnes was born April 3, 1931 in McNairy County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Joe Cephas and Carrie Pounds Horton. She was united in marriage to Samuel Gilbert “Gib” Barnes on April 22, 1946. Mrs. Barnes was a retired seamstress and a member of the Meeks Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Stantonville, Tennessee. Mrs. Barnes departed this life on January 28, 2014 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 82 years, 9 months, 25 days. She is survived by three daughters, Nina Jarrett and husband Robert of Adamsville, Tenn., Dot King of Selmer, Tenn., Lisa Richie of Selmer, Tenn.; a son, Gilbert Alan Barnes of Stantonville, Tenn.; two sisters, Ruby McDaniel of Union City, Tenn., Melba Helton of Stantonville, Tenn.; a brother, Richard Horton of Corinth, MS; three grandchildren, Joey King of Selmer, Tenn., Pam Combs and husband Danny of Adamsville, Tenn., Michael Jarrett of Bells, Tenn.; and two great-grandchildren, Mitchell Combs and Haley Combs. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her husband Samuel Gilbert “Gib” Barnes; two brothers, Lester Lee Horton and James Killingsworth. Services were held on January 31, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Meeks Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Stantonville, Tennessee, Charles Linam officiated. Burial followed in the Meeks Grove Cemetery.

Jimmie Sue Powers

Mr. Robert E. Cabral, age 72, of Michie, Tenn. passed away on January 30, 2014 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born July 2, 1941. He was a truck driver and was affiliated with Trinity Baptist Church. He leaves a spouse, Mrs. Alice “Onda” Cabral of Michie, Tenn.; Darwin Coleson of Eastview, Tenn., Steve Cabral of Dearborn, MI; Robert Cabral, Jr. of Fall River, MA; Kevin Cabral of Fall River, MA; and a daughter, Sondra Cabral Deufel of Michie, Tenn.; a brother, Everette Cabral, Jr. of Fall River, MA; two sisters, Joanie Carleton of Tiverton Rhode Island and Barbara Adudet of Fall River, MA.; grandchildren, Anna Paige Deufel, April Coleson, Katie Deufel, Casey Coleson, Payton West and several other grandchildren in Massachusettes; and one greatgrandchild. Proceded in death were a son, Gary Cabral and his parents, Everette and Anna Aguiar Cabral. Visitation was Feb. 1, 2014 from 5 until 9 p.m. and continued on Sunday. Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. until services were held at Trinity Baptist Church, Michie, Tenn.

Jimmie Sue Powers was born October 6, 1933 in Saltillo, Tenn., the daughter of the late Frank and LuaLua Huckabee Snodgrass. Mrs. Powers loved to work in her flower gardens, talk on the phone, read her Bible and listen to Christian radio. She was a member of the Church of the Redeemed. She had worked as a hostess at the Buford Pusser Musuem. Mrs. Powers departed this life on January 31, 2014 in Savannah, Tennessee at the age of 80 years, 3 months, 25 days. She is survived by a daughter, June Cash of Adamsville, Tenn.; a son, Joe Cash of Adamsville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Sondra Lambreth and husband Greg of Adamsville, Tenn., Earl Tacker Jr. and wife Angela of Stantonville, Tenn.; four great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Powers was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Powers. Services were held on February 3, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Bro. Danny Hicks officiating. Burial followed in the Adamsville Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.

Dorothy Chapman Dorothy Jean Chapman, 91, died at Sugar Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Normal, IL at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 7 at First Christian Church, Bloomington, IL with the Reverend Dr. Jim Warren officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:008:00 p.m. at CalvertMetzler Funeral Home. A second funeral service and burial will be in Lowell, Massachusetts at a later date. Online condolences may be submitted from Dorothy was born November 1, 1922 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joseph E. and Olive Rice O’Donnell. As a child, she lived in Medford, MA, then moved to Lowell, MA and graduated from Lowell High School. Following graduation, she held secretarial positions at the Fred C. Church Insurance Agency, Hockmeyer Brothers, Inc. and First Baptist Church, all in Lowell. She married Donald A. Chapman on April 13, 1946 in Lowell, and they moved to Schenectady, New York in 1947 for Don’s work with General Electric Co. Subsequent GE moves were to Normal, Illinois in 1954, Avon Lake, Ohio in 1972, and Selmer, Tennessee in 1974. They moved back to Illinois in 2003. They also enjoyed their summer home in Laconia, New Hampshire from 1990-2009. Donald preceded her in death on January 23, 2011. Dorothy spent most of her early adult life as a devoted homemaker and mother. She was extremely active in the education and activities of her children, and was honored with a Life Membership in the PTA at Chiddix Junior High School in Normal. Dorothy was an active member of PEO Chapter CL in Bloomington for many years, and was also active in PEO chapters in Ohio and Tennessee. While living in Selmer, Dorothy established and led for many years the McNairy County General Hospital Women’s Auxiliary; in recognition of her efforts, she received the Community Betterment Award from the McNairy County Chamber of Commerce and the Outstanding Female Citizen Award from the Selmer Jaycees. She continued to find great joy in her immediate and extended family and many friends throughout her life. Dorothy is survived by her sons Alan (Kathie) Chapman, Normal, IL, Barry (Jessie Norris) Chapman, Spokane, WA, daughter Nancy (Joel) Kindle, Riverton, WY, and son Pete (Linda) Chapman, Bakersfield, CA, grandchildren Matt (Carrie) Chapman, Heather (Nate) Damery, and Todd (Corin) Chapman, all of Bloomington, IL, Elizabeth (Matt Mitchell) Majerus, Urbana, IL, John Kindle, Riverton, WY, James Kindle, Minneapolis, MN, Rory Chapman, Ryan Chapman, Adam Lopez and Ashley Aubrey, all of Bakersfield, CA, and great-grandchildren Tyler and Madelynne Chapman, Carson and Campbell Damery, and Elise and Max Chapman, all of Bloomington, IL and Otis and Ruby Mitchell, Urbana, IL. Her brother Robert (Barbara) O’Donnell, Gilford, NH, and sister Olive (Verdell) Post, Medford, MA also survive her. She was also preceded in death by her parents and brothers Richard, Joseph and Jack. Dorothy was previously a member of First Baptist Church of Lowell, MA, United Methodist churches in New York, Illinois, and Tennessee, and a United Church of Christ in Ohio, and was currently a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Bloomington. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Selmer, Tenn. Dorothy was provided with exceptional, loving care by the wonderful staff of Sugar Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center during the last years of her life. Her family is most grateful and appreciative.

Christine McClain Sewell Lola Christine McClain Sewell, Henderson, Tenn., age 75, passed away January 28, 2014 at Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 4, 1938 and reared in McNairy County, the daughter of the late Freeman and Lena James McClain. She went to school in McNairy County and married Allen Sewell in 1955. They made their home on Crook Avenue in Henderson most of their married life. She worked at Salant & Salant and Chester Manufacturing and Peoples Cleaners. Mr. Sewell died in 2000. Mrs. Sewell was a Baptist. Mrs. Sewell is survived by, five daughters, Sandra Scarbrough of Booneville, MS, Doris Smith of Parsons, Joy Wyrick and husband Steve of Cowarts, AL, Eva Latimer and husband Dennis of Newport News, VA and Amanda Sewell of Henderson; a son Derrick Sewell of Henderson; eleven grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren; four brothers, Maury McClain, Rick McClain and Phillip McClain all of Selmer and Larry McClain of Franklin, TN and sisters, Kay Nix of Adamsville and Janet Ferrell of Selmer. Mrs. Sewell was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Allen Sewell in 2000, two sons, Randy Sewell in 2008 and Steve Sewell in 2012 and three brothers, Jimmy McClain, Dave McClain and Wendell McClain. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Brad Woolworth and Tracy Clement officiating and burial will follow in Chester County Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at Casey Chapel 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday. Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel Henderson, TN, 731-989-2421.

Buddy West Mr. Buddy West, age 65 of Middleton, departed this life Tuesday morning, January 28, 2014 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Mr. West was born in McNairy County November 2, 1948 to the late W. T. and Ruby West. He lived most of his life in Hardeman County and worked for Harmon Automotive and also as a forklift driver at a sawmill. He was united in marriage to his wife, Janet West, and enjoyed mowing the grass, riding four wheelers and fishing. Funeral services were held Friday, January 31, 2014 at Shackelford Funeral Directors’ Middleton Chapel with Vince McCalip officiating. Interment followed at Ebenezer Cemetery in Middleton. In addition to his wife of 40 years, Mr. West is survived by two daughters, Amy West of Middleton and Barbie Chunn and husband, Mike, of Milan; a son, Brian West and wife, Candace, of Selmer; four sisters, Edna Mateer and husband Mike of Millington, Sue Doles and husband Jessie Lee of Pocahontas, Judy York of Middleton and Frances Dole and husband Roger of Pocahontas; eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jean Stanley; and a niece, Janice Burnette. Donations made in memory of Mr. West may be sent to LeBonheur Children’s Research Hospital or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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12/23/37 - 01/15/2014 A Celebration of Life will be held at Mt. Vinson Methodist Church on Mt. Vinson Road in Stantonville, Tenn. on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. Melborn Elswade “Wade” Wharton was born in Stantonville, Tenn. where he attended school, then graduated high school in Tyronza, Arkansas in 1955 before attending college at Arkansas State University. Wade was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper Stephen Wharton and Jean Pickens Wharton Sipes; 3 brothers-inlaw, Beryl Columbus Gray, William Ferrell Maness, and Sammy Ray Webster. He is survived by his daughter, Emily Mychele Wharton and husband, Robert E. Flaherty, Jr.; two granddaughters, Jessica Lynne and Megan Leslie Flaherty of Chelsea, Alabama. He was married to Jayne Presley Wharton Krotchko of Michie, Tenn. He is also survived by three sisters, Nancy Belle Gray of Lancaster, TX, Bettie Ann Maness Jordan and husband, Junior Jordan of Toone, Tenn. and Susan Gail Webster of Bolivar, Tenn.; two brothers, Thomas Maurice and wife, Mary Ann Lunsford Wharton of Nagadoches, TX and Charles Terry and wife, Mary Yarbrough Wharton of Toone, Tenn.; many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and admirers. Memorials may be made to Mt. Vinson Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.


Littlejohn Family We would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” for the outpouring of love and prayers for Christopher Littlejohn. Who would have thought that he would be taken to Heaven in this awful way? Thank you to everyone who has had a good thing to say and the ones who are holding us up in prayer. God Bless all of you. The family of Christopher Littlejohn


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COMMUNITY EVENTS February 6 • Valentine’s Bunko Tournament Valentine’s Bunko Tournament, hosted by The Hardin County Bank will be Thursday, Feb. 6 starting at 6 p.m. at the District 3 Community Center. There will be a silent auction, snacks, prizes. Make your reservation now at the Hardin County Bank for $15 a person or $40 for a team of 4. Tickets at the door will be $20 per person. Call 731-678-5234 and ask for Cindy or Jill. Please RSVP by Monday, Feb. 3rd. Please bring your favorite appetizer or finger food dish to share! All proceeds go to the District 3 Community Center. • Friends of Scouting Dinner The 22nd Annual Friends of Scouting Dinner at the Carl Perkins Civic Center - Jackson, Tennessee, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 beginning at 5 p.m. Featured speaker will be Governor of the State of Tennessee Bill Haslam. February 7-9 • “A Family Reunion to Die For” at Latta Theater Arts in McNairy presents “A Family Reunion to Die For” Murder Mystery/Comedy at the Latta Theater. Friday, Feb. 7th is Dinner Theater night. Seating starts at 6:30. Saturday, Feb. 8th showtime at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9th matinee is at 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun. tickets are $10 for adults & $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased online, at the Independent Appeal office or at the door. Call 731-439-2891 or go to for more info. • Father/Daughter Dance Come join us for a magical night at the Father/Daughter Dance on February 7, 2014 at the Selmer Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. $10 a couple. Food, door prizes, dancing and pictures. • Stantonville Fish Fry Stantonville Volunteer Fire Department will have their fish fry on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 4 until 7 p.m. $10 plate and $6 for 1/2 order. February 8 • Sweethearts of Diamond Valentine Pageant Sweethearts of the Diamond Valentine Pageant on February 8 at 3 p.m. at Adamsville Elementary School, girls ages 0-19 years. Entry fee $25 (entries received after Feb. 1 will be $30). Photogenic $10. Beautiful crowns for the Queens. Alternates will receive tiaras. Call Shonda 731-926-6082 or Wendy 731-438-5339 or email ahscardinalssoftball@hotmail.comForms can be emailed or faxed to you upon request. Sponsored by AHS Softball Team. • Sulphur Springs Fish Fry and Barbecue Chicken Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department will have their fish fry and barbecue chicken on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 3 until 6 p.m. Adults $12 and children $6. • Womanless Beauty Review Womanless Beauty Review for guys ages 13 and up, February 8 at Adamsville Elementary at 7 p.m. Registration is $15 early or day of. Gift cards for the winners. Proceeds to benefit AHS softball. Call Shonda at 731-926-6082 or email • Studio 85 Student Show The student of Studio 85 Fine Art Studio Show and Gallery will be the featured artists by AiM (Arts in McNairy), at the Latta Building, Selmer, Tenn. during the month of February. This exhibition will include a variety of subjects, painting styles and media by an eclectic group of amateur painters. This show “A Bugs World” further emphasizes their unique styles and personalities. This is a family show something for all ages. Plan to see this exhibition and we hope you enjoy the work as much as we enjoyed painting. The Show will be at the Latta Building Feburary 10-28. The artists’ reception will be February 8, 2 - 4:30 p.m. at the Latta. Some works will be for sale. For further information contact Shelia Treece at 6320100. February 10 • Local Community Blood Drive Calendar for February Monday, Feb. 10: Selmer Courthouse, 12-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11: Freed Hardeman University, Henderson, 12-6 p.m. February 13 • Commodities at National Guard Armory Southwest Human Resource Agency will distribute commodities at the National Guard Armory, in Selmer, Feb. 13,


2014. Distribution will be from 8 a.m. - noon. No commodity papers will be accepted after noon. New commodity papers are issued at the Southwest Human Resource Agency Community Service Center, located at 142 South Y Square, Selmer. The deadline to apply Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (If you have applied since July, 2013, you do not need to apply.) No commodity papers will be issued on the day of distribution. You must be certified before the distribution date. • Adamsville Band to hold Fundraiser The Adamsville Cardinal Junior/Senior High School Band will hold a fundraiser, trivia night, on Feb. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Adamsville located at 254 North Maple St. The money raised will help send 50 students to Washington. For more information, to book a table or to make donations contact the band room at AJHS at (731) 6320866. • American Red Cross Blood Drive There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive/Donor Appreciation Day on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 from 1 until 6 p.m. at The Marty (Adamsville Community Center) in Adamsville. February 14 • Library to have Valentine Party Jack McConnico will be having a story time Valentine Party on Friday, Feb. 14 at 10:30 a.m. There will be treats, crafts and lots of fun. Also check out the new Facebook page: storytime/ jackmcconnicolibrary for the latest updates and activities. • Adamsville Senior Center to Celebrate Valentine’s Day McNairy County Senior Center, 408 Park Avenue, Adamsville will be celebrating Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th, from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Allen Guyer, music minister, Riverside Baptist Church. Savannah will be presenting our program followed by a luncheon of soup, sandwiches and desserts by Sawmeal Restaurant and the Senior Center. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fun and fellowship on this special day. Call Cindy or Sue at 632-0302 for meal reservation. February 15 • We Love Ms. Lanell Coln Day You are invited to attend “We Love Ms. Lanell Coln Day” on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Acton Church of Christ, located 9389 Hwy 22 South, Michie, TN 38357. Ms. Lanell is one of the Dear Sisters at Acton and with great sadness, she recently has been diagnosed with cancer. It has been a very painful and expensive ordeal. All proceeds on this day will go to help Ms. Lanell be able to concentrate on getting better. This will be held at the Ministry Building. There will be fish, chicken, hot dog plates, music and entertainment, bake sale, auction and much more. Come and stay with us all day. • Finger Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry and Barbecue Chicken There will be a fish fry and barbecue chicken dinner on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 3 until 7 p.m. All you can eat catfish or chicken with all the trimmings and homemade desserts. Adults $10 and children $5. All proceeds will go towards the operating expenses of the Finger Fire Dept. February 17 • McNairy Animal Shelter Friends monthly meeting McNairy Animal Shelter Friends meet monthly, every third Monday and will meet next on February 17 at 6 p.m. at the Selmer Civic Center for more information email March 8 • Kids Fest The McNairy Regional alliance presents the 2nd annual Kids Fest at the Selmer City Park from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on March 8. Admission to the event is free, however rides and concessions will be available for a small fee. For more information contact (731) 645-6360. March 20 • Hee-Haw Show It’s Show Time!! The McNairy County Hee-Haw show will be Thursday thru Saturday, March 20th, 21st and 22nd at the MCHS Little Theater. All shows start at 6:30 p.m. Admission for adults is $5.00, ages 7-12 $3.00 and 6 and under is free. All proceeds go to The American Cancer Society. Remember your Sweetheart on February 14th

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Loy - Dickey Wilburn and Thelma Dickey of Crossett, AR and Fleshia Dickey of Little Rock, AR announces the forthcoming marriage of their son Zachary Dickey to Ashlee Loy. Ashlee graduated from Meeker High School in Meeker, OK in 2000. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2004. She is presently the showroom manager of David Southerland of Dallas, TX. Ashlee is the daughter of Scott Loy of Meeker, OK and Karen and Mickey Laharn of Shawnee, OK. Grandparents are Ray and Sharon Loy, Bob and Alice Lehorn of Shawnee, OK. Zach is a graduate of Crossett High School and got his degree at Ouochita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR in 2008. Zach is employed with Ben E. Keith in Dallas, TX. Grandparents are the late Wilburn (Hobbie) and Mary Ruth Dickey of Selmer, Tenn. and the late Alvin (Olvo) and Maxine Trice of Kevil, KY. The marriage will be February 22, 2014 at the Latrobe in New Orleans, LA. After a brief honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, they will reside in Dallas, TX. April 27 - May 3, 2014 • Washington DC and Colonial Williamsburg Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a wonderful 7 day, 6 night trip from April 27 - May 3, 2014 to Washington DC and Colonial Williamsburg. Tour highlights include transportation, lodging, 10 meals, admission to Colonial Williamsburg Historical Area, guided tour of Washington DC and a visit to the Smithsonian Institute. Cost of the trip is $869 per double occupancy. A $100 deposit is due by February 7 with final payment by March 13. For more information contact Hollie Knight at 731-645-7843.

CHURCH EVENTS February 9 • Stantonville Church of Christ Let It Go ... Learning To Forgive, a new sermon series beginning Feb. 9th. Bible class at 9:30 a.m. Worship at 10:30. See you there! • Saulter’s Chapel Black History Program On February 9, worship service will be at Saulter’s Chapel, Hamburg Road, Michie, Tenn. Black History Program will be at 2:30 p.m. Special guests: Elder Edward Perry and Church family of Jabbok Refuge Center, Savannah, Tenn.


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I do not normally watch shows on TV every week, but I do enjoy The Voice. I think it’s because I like the judges. So, this week when it came time for the talent show, I had to make sure I had time to go. I always enjoy all the talent that our patients show and I was not disappointed in any way. We had singing, jokes, dancing and some good fiddle playing. The judges were entertained by the folks that call MCHCC home and I think they enjoyed it as much as I did. Our new Mayor, John Smith, laughed and had a couple of the ladies asked really sweetly for his vote. Carolyn Bowers, and her sister, Judy Turner, are always so good to support our home and share in the good times. Mrs. Ann Huggins and Phyllis Robinson keep us all laughing at their jokes and the story of Crusting Broadway. Now, most of you know, Justin Broadway is our Administrator but the names were changed to protect the innocent, mainly Miss Ann. Marilyn Ward and Christine Melvin entertained us with their great voices. Mrs. Marilyn’s song was “You get a line and I get a pole, honey.” Mrs. Christine sang her favorite song, “If I could hear my Mother pray again.” The winner of the day was Charles Hornbuckle, who played his fiddle. The best part of the story is, as some of you may know, Mr. Charlie is blind and learned to play the fiddle and the banjo by listening to the Grand Ole Opry. He states there is no such thing as being handicapped, you just make a way to do what you want to do. Mr. Carl Main sang “Pretty Woman” to no other than our pretty woman, Leeann Warren. She pranced around while carrying

her shopping bags and smiled sweetly at the crowd. Carl enjoyed her more than anyone in the room. We all enjoyed the dancing of Mrs. Jewell Nichols. Now, I am here to tell you that lady can cut a rug. If you have known Jewell for a while, you will know this is not a small task. A few months ago, she spent most of her days in a wheelchair. Now, Justin said he was going to take credit for Mrs. Jewell’s dance. When she was in the wheelchair and tried to get up and walk, he told her nurse to get her up. So, she did and now Mrs. Jewell is the queen of 300 hall. She laughs and makes everyone around her do the same. If I need a good laugh, I know Mrs. Jewell can always bring a smile to my face. So for all of you who missed this great show, you missed a great time and as far as I am concerned, they can hold their own with The Voice any day. John, you are so much better looking than Blake Shelton . Until next time.

Ramer passes grant resolution By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The Ramer City Commission passed a resolution to apply for a Community Development Block Grant at its meeting on Jan 27. The $201,000 grant would defray almost all of the $216,000 costs for improvements to the water system. The $15,000 balance will be provided by the city. The money would be used for a new filtration system and a larger retention tank for the water system. Red water has been a continuing problem in the Ramer water system. City Manager, Tabitha Dickey said she had been told by grant writer, Lee Thornton that the city needed about 29 more survey responses. The grant is in-

tended to help low and middle income people. It must document that most of the people helped by the grant fall into those categories. The commission discussed mowing bids for the ballpark, civic center, city hall and the city park. The consensus was that number of mowings for places other than the ballpark would be increased from 12 times to 15, in order to save money. Mowing sometimes continues into October and November, Dickey said. Water department head, Bobby Wardlow told the commission that some people’s water bills would be higher this month, due to the unusually cold temperatures, causing their pipes to freeze and burst. In cases like these, the customer should bring the

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I do believe she’s the first person I’ve encountered in Adamsville who casually shared with me that she had been bitten by a copperhead snake. On second thought, I do believe she’s the only person I’ve ever encountered who has been bitten by a copperhead snake. And I’ve got to get better at this “reporter thing” – I forgot to ask how that happened because I was so intrigued about the work she does. You see, she’s the veterinarian just east of town. Nope. She doesn’t treat snakes but that’s because the area of exotic animals (snakes, parrots, and gila monster lizards) is a specialty field among vets, the way cardiac surgery is a specialty field among physicians. She has chosen to specialize in small animal care – faithful dogs and furry cats. Her Adamsville Animal Clinic is right beside that great 50’s diner, Kokomo’s, and is open 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday with abbreviated hours on Wednesday and Saturday – appointments are always advised. Dr. Mona Allen-Henson received her training through the University of Tennessee, doing her undergrad at Martin and her graduate degree in Knoxville. But that’s been a while back and she brought all that knowledge to our town back in May of 1989. She’s a lady of many interests and diverse talents. So, I guess it won’t surprise you that she designed the clinic where she practices and even helped build it. Those cement blocks have seen a lot of furry family friends get their standard innoculations or get nursed back to health when life got rough. Dr. Allen-Henson works cooperatively with the Hardin County Animal Services to provide neutering and spaying for the animals that are adopted out of their facility. If the dog or cat is not yet old enough for

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and annual shots, food and shampoo and none of that comes free. When your discretionary spending is limited, that isn’t the time to get a furry friend to share your woes because it’s just not fair for your companion to go without its own basic needs being met. Dr. Allen-Henson realizes we haven’t come through the economic downturn that so many economists told us would have passed by now. She works with those who have been faithful clients of her practice to make sure neither the pet nor the owner suffers unduly. But she’s only one person, so if an emergency comes up after hours and a pet does seem to be suffering, she refers her calls to an emergency animal practice nearby. She would love to be able to address the needs of all her clients, at all hours, but to be at her best, those night calls need to be picked up by professionals who have gotten their sleep in the daylight hours, while she has been working away. So, what does a veterinarian do to “wind down” and enjoy her hours away from the clinic? Well, civil war reenactments, of course! She’s got her fancy dress that includes maneuvering a hoop skirt and is working on her everyday outfit. Now, far be it from me, to remind her that it could be a bit of a challenge to look out for any snakes when she has that hoop skirt on, but maybe those dresses are only worn inside some plantation hall. Or maybe all the noise those reenactment teams make with their horses, rifles and cannons have the copperhead snake population scurrying for cover just the way those troops did way back in their day. In the meantime, if your little fuzzy friend is in need of attention, scurry over to Dr. Allen-Henson’s place while she’s there. Maybe you can remember to ask her how she got snake bit that time.

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Volume 111, Number 38, Wednesday, February 5, 2014

B Section

2014 County Champions

Staff Photos by Morgan Ouelette

(Above) The Ramer Eagles celebrate after winning their second straight County Championship in 2014. (Below) The Michie Lady Blue Devils celebrate their win over the Selmer Lady Lions, and winning the 2014 County Championship. By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

Last Monday night, the two county champions were named as the Michie Lady Blue Devils and the Ramer Eagles came away with the hardware.

Eagles 34 Blue Devils 21

The Highway 57 Rivalry was well underway, when the Ramer Eagles took on the Michie Blue Devils for the 2014 County Championship. The first quarter started out well for the Eagles as they were able to put 11 points on the board, and hold the Blue Devils to only four. As the two teams battled their way into the second quarter, the Ramer offense was slowed by the Blue Devils. However, Michie was not able to get any offense going themselves, and they found themselves even further behind the Eagles, down at halftime 19-7. After the break, both teams came out flat, and neither could get any rhythm on the offensive side of the floor. With the Blue Devils only scoring three points in the third quarter, the Eagles were able to hold on to their lead although, they only put up four themselves. Once the final quarter was underway, Michie knew that their time was running out and they turned things up on offense. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, the Eagles were able to stay with them shot for shot and protect their lead. The Eagles put up 11 points on the board in the fourth quarter, holding on for the win and their second straight county title.

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(Michie) Clint Coleman: 12 Pts; Dawson Hollan: 4 Pts; Michael Wilson: 3 Pts; Josh Butler: 2 Pts (Ramer) Kylin Wynn: 13 Pts; Austin Brown: 6 Pts; Chris Sorrell: 5 Pts; Grant McMahan, Landon Fowler: 4 Pts; Tavion Luster: 2 Pts

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On the girls’ side of things, the Lady Lions were looking to repeat their success from last year, but the Lady Blue Devils had other plans. Both teams got off to a slow start in the first quarter, with a combined total of eight points. Although Selmer was able to come out of the first quarter with the 5-3 lead, the Lady Blue Devils were playing an intense game and refused to back down from the defending champs. Once the second quarter was underway, the Lady Blue Devils found their stride on offense and began to open up a lead against the Lady Lions. Selmer fought to hang on, but they lost their lead in the second quarter when the Lady Devils outscored the Lady Lions 11-3. Holding on to their lead, the Lady Blue Devils came out in the second half and were focused on not letting the Lady Lions make the comeback. The Lady Devil defense was able to clamp down on the Lady Lions and only allowed them to score two points in the third quarter. The Lady Blue Devils took their lead into the fourth quarter, and they could see the championship in front of them. Although the Lady Lions were able to find their offense in the final quarter, it was too late to catch the Lady Devils. Michie held Selmer to only 11 points in the fourth quarter while scoring 16 of their own, on their way to the county title.

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(Selmer) Lexi Trice: 6 Pts; Emma Gray, Caitlyn Bodiford: 5 Pts; Jamie King, Hannah Hughes, Tori York: 2 Pts (Michie) Makenzie Parson: 21 Pts; Anna Crenshaw: 6 Pts; Jacy Fisher: 5 Pts; Jourdan Dengler: 3 Pts; Emilee Foster: 2 Pts

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In Saturday’s Round Two action, it was the defending champion Ramer Eagles who would take on the Ad-

amsville Cardinals, who had defeated the Bethel Rebels earlier in the tournament. Ramer got off to a good start in the contest on the offensive side of the ball, putting 13 points on the board while holding the Cardinals to only three. After building the 10 point lead in the first quarter, the Eagles kept their foot on the gas on both the offensive and defensive side and never looked back. Adamsville’s offensive troubles continued on through the second quarter, and they had a hard time slowing down the powerful Ramer attack. The Cardinals were outscored once again in the quarter, and went into halftime down 26-7. Once the second half got started, the Cardinals found their rhythm on offense, but it may have been too little too late against the Eagles. Although the Cardinals were able to break into double digits and put 10 points on the board in the third quarter, the Eagles were able to stay shot for shot and once again outscored the Cards 13-10. Down big in the fourth quarter, the Cardinals did not give up. They went right at the Eagles and fought til the final buzzer. Adamsville was able to finally outscore the Eagles in the fourth quarter, but it was too late to overtake the Eagle lead, and Ramer would be making their second straight trip to the county finals.

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(Ramer) Kylin Wynn: 22 Pts; Austin Brown: 12 Pts; Grant McMahan: 5 Pts; Jacob Patterson-Davis: 4 Pts; Chris Sorrell: 3 Pts; Ronnie Kinkennon: 2 Pts (AJHS) Tyler Gibbs: 12 Pts; Tre’ Blankenship: 8 Pts; Mason McCann: 7 Pts; Woodson Hancock: 3 Pts; Lucas Turnbow: 3 Pts

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After defeating the Lady Eagles in Round One, the Lady Rebels had a tough time on their hands with the number one seed Michie Lady Blue Devils. The Lady Rebels were riding the momentum from





Lady Bobcats claw the Lady Tigers at home By Morgan Ouellette


Sports Writer

McNairy Central’s Lady Bobcats defeated Bolivar on the Jerry Lott Court Friday night with a final score of 60-36. McNairy Central’s boys played hard, but lost to Bolivar Central.

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McNairy Central’s offense played impeccably well and started the game out strong. Mallorie Sweat led the Lady Bobcats with points, scoring a total of 17 throughout the game. The first quarter started out with a solid lead over Bolivar Central, with the Lady Bobcats scoring 22 points. During the second quarter, McNairy Central’s defense continued to hold their ground, not allowing Bolivar to have control of the ball. This allowed the offense to double their points and strengthen their lead to end the second quarter with a score of 42-10. After half-time, the Lady Bobcats continued holding off Bolivar Central by playing great defensively. Bolivar was only able to score 10 points. Their offense continued scoring and increasing their lead over Bolivar, and the third quarter ended with a score of 5720. During the fourth quarter, Bolivar was able to score 16 points on McNairy Central, however it was still not enough to take home a victory. The McNairy Central Lady Bobcats defeated the Bolivar Central Lady Tigers with a final score of 60-36.

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(MCHS) Rebekah Lowrie: 3 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast; Mallorie Sweat: 17 Pts, 6 Reb; Madi Rose Hammock: 2 Reb, 3 Ast; Olivia Mitchell: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast; Dani Mask: 1 Reb; Kaitlyn West: 7 Pts, 5 Reb; Ansley Craig: 1 Reb; Margie Coleman: 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast; Haven Phelps: 8 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast; Selika McCord: 4 Pts, 2 Reb; Porsha Chappell: 5 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast

Bolivar Central McNairy Central

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In the first quarter, McNairy Central started off well both defensively and offensively. However, Bolivar gained a small lead over the Bobcats and were able to maintain it throughout the game. In the second quarter, McNairy Central's offense scored eight points on Bolivar. Bolivar's small lead increased though, and at halftime, the quarter ended with a score of 21-14. During the third quarter, McNairy was able to score seven more points on Bolivar Central and played well offensively. Little by little, Bolivar's lead increased and by the time the third quarter was over, Bolivar was up 17

points to McNairy Central. In the final quarter, McNairy Central was able to score 21 points on the Tigers, but ultimately it was not enough for a victory and they fell to Bolivar with a final score of 67-48.



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(MCHS) Terrell Harris: 6 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast; Jonathan Nixon: 10 Pts, 1 Reb; Kirby Tacker: 5 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast; Dylan Crabb: 4 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast; Sheldon Carroll: 3 Pts; Travon McClendon: 3 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast; Austin Pace 2 Pts; Jeremiah Sanders: 2 Pts, 1 Reb; Nick Crabb: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast; Eli Bond: 1 Pt, 2 Reb; Grant Goodman: 1 Reb; Clay Dancer: 4 Reb; X'Adrian Borner: 2 Reb

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Adamsville Cardinals tame the Lions at home By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor

The Adamsville Cardinals played host to the Scotts Hill Lions in a late season district match-up. The Cardinals were able to come away with a dominating win, while the Lady Cardinals were not as fortunate.

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The Lady Cardinals got off to a good start against the Lady Lions in one of their last district contests of the regular season. Adamsville was looking to set the tone on offense, and in the first quarter they got going early, scoring 11 points and getting themselves into a rhythm. Unfortunately for the Lady Cards, the Lady Lions were in a groove as well, and they were able to put up 16 points on the board taking an early lead that they would never give up. Once the second quarter was underway, the Cardinals stepped up their offense and were able to stay with the Lady Lions shot for shot. Although Adamsville was able to increase their offense, they still could not slow the Lady Lions enough to take the lead. With Scotts Hill hanging on to their five point lead from the first quarter, both teams were able to put 17 on the board in the second quarter, and the Cardinals went into the locker room at halftime down 33-28. Once the second half got started, the Lady Lions came out and looked determined to extend their lead. Adamsville was able to stay with the Lady Lions, but their defense was not able to slow them down enough for Adamsville to take the lead. The Lady Lions went on to outscore the Cardinals once again in the third quarter, 18-12, and Scotts Hill took a large lead going into the fourth quarter. The Lady Lions went into the fourth quarter hoping to hold on to their lead and go home with a win, and with their strong play of defense they were able to do just that. The Lady Cardinals struggled in the final quarter, to get any kind of offense going. Adamsville was only able to put seven points on the board in the fourth quarter, while the Lady Lions were able to put up 16, extending their lead and securing the win.


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(AHS) Robin Moore: 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast; Lauren Rhodes: 9 Pts, 2 Ast; Gabby Morris: 7 Pts, 2 Reb; Alli Pettit: 6 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast; Bug Johnson: 6 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast; Shakeema Dilworth: 4 Pts, 1 Ast; Makena Parrish: 2 Pts Adamsville 81 Scotts Hill 67 After the girls’ game ended, the Cardinals took the floor and looked to get off to a fast start against the Lions. They did just as they had planned, the Cardinals got on a roll and were able to put 18 first quarter points on the board. Adamsville doubled the Lions score in the first quarter and they never looked back the rest of the game. As the second quarter was underway, the Cardinals offense was able to explode and extend their lead over the Lions. With four Cardinals scoring in double figures, the Redbirds were able to put up 29 points in the second quarter, while only allowing 16 by the Lions. This would extend the Cardinals’ lead and put them up 47-25 at the break. As the Cardinals came back on the floor after halftime, the offense began to struggle just a little, and the Lions were able to close the gap. While Scotts Hill did get hot in the third quarter, and was able to put up 22 points ,they were still down big going into the fourth quarter, and Adamsville was looking to hang on for the win. As the fourth quarter started, Adamsville began once again began to show their dominance as they were able to get their offense going again and they were able to limit the Lions on the defensive end. The Cardinals were able to put 23 points on the board in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lions once again, hanging on for the big district win with tournament time right around the corner.


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Tyler Hammock takes the ball past the Scotts Hill defenders on his way to the rim for the Cardinals.

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(AHS) Lane Burcham: 12 Pts, 5 Reb; Jack Majors: 7 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast; Tucker Campbell: 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast; Ross Burcham: 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast; Tyler Hammock: 8 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast; Micah Harris: 3 Pts; Des Whitley: 2 Pts, 4 Reb; Dakorea Dilworth: 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast; Zach Howell: 2 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast; Riley Jenkins: 2 Pts; Kyle Moore: 2 Pts, 3 Reb

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. for more information call Greg at 731-424-8238. WTSBC will also be having a bus going to Knoxville for a men’s and women’s double header March 1 and 2. The cost will be $120 per person or $240 for a couple and this will include bus fare, tickets to both games, tip for driver and a hotel room (two per room). The bus will leave from Kmart at 4:40 a.m. on Saturday March 1 and will return Sunday at around 10 p.m. The Tennessee men will be taking on Vandy on Saturday and the Lady Vols will be taking on South Carolina Sunday. Deadline is Feb. 15, contact Greg for more information or to book seats. Adamsville Spring Soccer Adamsville Parks and Recreation is now taking signups for the Spring soccer season. Sign-ups begin Feb. 5 and run through Feb. 21. The season starts March 10 and runs through April 4. The fee is $30 and everyone is invited to sign-up no matter where you live. For more information

Selmer Dixie Youth Selmer Dixie Youth will be holding baseball Sign-ups fro ages 4-12 on Feb. 8, 15, and 22 at the Selmer Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for more information contact Josh Gray at 731-645-1332.

and with questions contact Bubba Martin at 731-610-2093. The cut off date is Feb. 21. Dixie Boys Baseball Organizational meeting for softball and Dixie boys baseball will be held January 26, 2:00 p.m. at the Selmer Community Center. Anyone wanting to coach or volunteer should attend. Selmer Parks and Rec Spring Sports Selmer Parks and Rec are now taking sign ups for girls softball, soccer and baseball. Girls softball will be ages 4-14, and will be a cost of $40. Deadline sign ups will be March 29. Soccer will be ages 3-14, will have a cost of $40 and deadline for sign ups will be February 15. Baseball will be for ages 1215, will cost $40 and deadline for sign ups will be March 29. Come by anytime at the Selmer Community Center to sign up, or call 731-645-3866 for more information.

Saturday Morning Baseball If you are looking for a jump start to the upcoming baseball season, this is where you need to be. Coach Steven Lambert (former head baseball coach at Adamsville High School), with the help of Coach Jason Foley (current assistant coach at Adamsville High School), will be conduction training camps before the season. The camps begin on Feb. 1 and will run through March 8. The cost will be $50 for the six weeks, and the instruction will take place in the warehouse behind the BP in Adamsville. Contact Steven Lambert at 731-926-5167 for more information or to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

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Fantasy Factory: “Who’s on First?� By Drew Wheeler Staff Writer

All of the uncertainty and guesswork that can be associated with the questionable depth of catching talent will soon be relieved—the crop of first basemen are more loaded than steakhouse cheese fries. Let’s dive into the pile. 1. Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks 2. Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles 3. Joey Votto, Cincinatti Reds 4. Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers 5. Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays 6. Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves 7. Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs 8. Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers 9. Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels 10. Allen Craig, St. Louis Cardinals Although the men occupying the top two spots will both yield exponentially massive returns in a majority of the scoring categories in most every league, I was faced with the difficult decision of placing a number on the both of them—end result, the 26 year old Paul Goldscmidt takes the number one spot. “Goldy,� as he is affectionately known, is worth every bit of the early-round pick that you’ll need to acquire his bountiful services—skills which have, over the last two years, averaged .294 with 28 home runs and 104 runs batted in, but will see significant increases as age benefits the Arizona slugger, who I’ve projected at 35 homers this year. The power, though, is most prominent with Chris “Crush� Davis, the Baltimore Orioles’ prized 27 year old smash-machine. In 2013, Davis led all MLB batters in home runs (53), runs batted in (138), extra-base hits (96), and total bases (370). I’ll allow a moment for those numbers to fully sink in before proceeding. If you need any more indication that Davis is much more than a “second-best� selection, let Sports Editor, Brian Azevedo, do the thinking for you. “The number one and two picks aren’t necessarily in the order...Davis ‘blasted’ on to the scene last year and will hopefully prove to be more than a flash in the pan.� The third spot is filled by Joey Votto of the Cincinatti Reds. Votto, 30, sports a career .314 average with 999 hits, 157 home runs, and 530 runs batted in. Votto, the 2013 Face of the MLB (as voted by MLB Fans), hit .305, with 24 home runs and 73 RBI, and is expected to produce similarly in the 2014 campaign. Hitting cleanup on our list is Prince Fielder, now of the Texas Rangers. Fielder, the 29 year old estranged son of Cecil Fielder, is expected to remain a top-tier selection at first, with the move to Texas providing a lifetime .286 hitter who should knock about 30 home runs and 100+ RBI over the 2014 season. Editor Azevedo and I have agreed to dis-

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agree on Fielder’s performance in the coming year—“Pitchers have figured him out,� Brian says, “I don’t think he will do as well in Texas.� Fifth is Edwin Encarnacion of the Toronto Blue Jays. Encarnacion, 31, riding a wave of momentum and improvement over the last two seasons, is finally fulfilling the promise he showed back in Cincinatti. He’s expected to produce to the tune of a .272 AVG with 35 HR and 100 RBI. Number six on the list is Atlanta Brave Freddie Freeman, who will look to continue along his path of success in his fifth season in the majors. The 24 year old All-Star boasts a .285 career average and will hit similarly in 2014, with a projected 25 HR and 100 RBI. Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs is seventh on the list—but let me be the first to say that the team he plays for will stop being his only downfall in the not-toodistant future. Rizzo, only 24 years old, was famously the jewel of the deal which brought Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox, then traded from the Padres to the North Side. Rizzo will be playing in the second year of his 7 year deal with the Cubbies, and is expected to produce to the tune of 25 HR, 80 RBI, with a .250 AVG. The aforementioned Adrian Gonzalez, of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is eighth on the list. No snub at the plate, “A-Gon� is a career .294 hitter with 235 homers and 850 RBI. He’s projected to continue successfully in the loaded Dodger lineup over the 2014 season. The controversial Albert Pujols sits at number nine on the list, one behind his cross-city rival Adrian Gonzalez. While his numbers haven’t been quite up to snuff since his move to Los Angeles, Fantasy Oracle Josh Tatum noted that “[One shouldn’t] sleep on Pujols. Just don’t expect Cardinal numbers...think .275 with 30 HR, which is nothing to shake a stick at.� This writer agrees. The vehement disagreeing of Editor Azevedo echoing, though, is warranted—the stick shook needs to be the bat for jaded Pujols-owners to warm back up to their former hero. Azevedo notes this may be difficult, however, chiming in “he left his bat in St. Louis� with a grin. Another thing left in St. Louis is Allen Craig, the first baseman who admirably filled the considerably large shoes of the departing Pujols. Craig, known to many around the league as a constant threat of RBI, (his nicknames “The RBI Machine� and “the Clutchmaster� speak for themselves) is a 29 year old, .306 lifetime hitter and a fine selection at first. Editor Azevedo continued his Cardinal-friendly rampage with praise, “Craig would be my selection after the top three batters at the position.� It goes without mention that this list would be somewhat different if the rankings weren’t complete before Miguel Cabrera, batter extrordinaire, was moved from the hot corner back to his natural first in Detroit. He is considered to be more-than to just-as valuable as both Goldschmidt and Davis, and should be taken in the first round of every draft this year. Again, Cabrera is disgustingly good at baseball, and is a lock for one of the first three selections in any self-respecting draft. Look for more Cabrera information in the coming weeks’ third basemen list. Dark horses who almost made the cut are Eric Hosmer of Kansas City and Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees. Fantasy Oracle Josh Tatum noted that “Hosmer is his ‘angel’, and that he will end the season in the Top Eight First Basemen.� It’s likely that Hosmer will live up to his lofty expectations in the ever expanding talent pool in Kansas City. High praise, indeed, from Tatum. Teixeira has battled the injury bug lately, but should pick up where he left off in 2011, crushing the ball in the “House that Steinbrenner Built�, albeit his recent injuries should give a slow start to the 33 year old. Another to watch is Joe Mauer, mentioned two weeks ago, who will be a sneaky play in Minnesota— moving from catcher permanently to first base will allow crafty fantasy owners to play the new baseman at his old position behind the dish. Not a bad move, players, but be sure to watch out for Victor Martinez of Detroit and Mike Napoli of Boston, who are in similar situations. Now, enough reading - has fantasy baseball open! Go, my minions, and draft! Draft, I say! (In the weeks to come, we will be taking a closer look at the rest of the players who you should be keeping your eyes on in the preseason—ranking them by position and letting you know who should be on your radar heading toward the season. As always, if you’re interested in casting an opinion or weighing in on the conversation, contact the Independent Appeal via phone, email, or Facebook.)

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the win over the Lady Eagles, and got off to a great start against a strong Michie team. The Lady Rebels were able to outscore the Lady Devils in the first quarter, putting up seven points while holding the Lady Devils to five. However, once the second quarter got underway, the Lady Blue Devils found their rhythm on offense and began to run away from the Lady Rebels. Michie was able to put 16 points on the board while holding the Lady Rebels to only three, taking a big lead into the halftime break. After the break, both teams came out and set the tone on the defensive side of the ball. Both teams were having to work hard to get points on the board, but it was once again the Blue Devils who were able to come out on top. Michie was able to outscore Bethel by two points in the third quarter and the fourth quarter, holding on and securing their place in the county finals.

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(Michie) Makenzie Parson: 14 Pts; Jourdan Dengler: 9 Pts; Bethany Bennett: 6 Pts; Jacy Fisher: 3 Pts; Anna Crenshaw: 2 Pts; Emilee Foster: 2 Pts (Bethel) Emma Spencer: 6 Pts; Kailie Lott: 5 Pts; Marlee Smith: 4 Pts; Katie Turner: 3 Pts; Emily Phillips-Harmon: 2 Pts; Khyla Wade-Warren: 1 Pts

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As the number two and number three seeds in the tournament, the Selmer Lions and the Michie Blue Devils faced off on Saturday afternoon to find out who would be going to the championship game. Both teams started out well on offense putting 13 points on board, and giving the implications that this would be a close and exciting game. Once the second quarter was underway, it was the Blue Devils who were able to clamp down on defense and make things difficult for the Lions. Michie was able to disrupt the Lions’ offense and only allowed them to put four points on the board while they scored 10 of their own, taking a six point lead into halftime. After the half, Selmer came back fighting on offense. The Lions were able to get back into their rhythm and put 10 points on the board, but they were not able to slow down the Michie attack enough. The Blue Devils were able to extend their lead just slightly, putting 11 points on the board, going into the fourth quarter with a lead, trying to earn their way into the title game. Once the fourth quarter started the Lions began their battle to make the comeback against the Blue Devils.


Selmer fought hard and played well, but it was not enough to over take the Devils. Although Selmer had their best offense quarter in the fourth and outscored the Blue Devils, Michie was able to hang on and punch their ticket to the Title game against the Eagles.

Selmer Michie

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(Michie) Dawson Hollan: 21 Pts; Clint Coleman: 17 Pts; Michael Wilson: 13 Pts; Josh Butler: 1 Pts (Selmer) Tylon Walker: 17 Pts; Keyshawn Trice: 10 Pts; Rhomerius Knight: 6 Pts; Omari Robinson: 5 Pts; Hunter McCullar: 4 Pts; Antonio Amos: 3 Pts; Carson Kennedy: 2 Pts

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As the number two and number three seeds in the girls’ tournament, the Adamsville Lady Cardinals and the Selmer Lady Lions also saw their first action of the tournament last Saturday. The game got off to a slow start, as both teams found it hard to get in a rhythm on the offensive end of the floor. At the end of the first quarter it was the Lady Lions who found themselves with the lead, but they were only up 4-3. As the second quarter got underway, both defenses continued to play well, but it was the Lady Lions who were able to pull away and build on their early lead. Selmer was able to put up eight points, while they held the Lady Cardinals to only four, as they took a 12-7 lead into halftime. After the half all of the momentum fell to the side of the Lady Lions. Selmer was able to come out of the locker room and cause problems for the Lady Cardinals on the offensive side of the court. Adamsville was only able to put two points on the board in the third quarter, while the Lady Lions were able to score 11, extending their lead going into the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, Adamsville did not give up. The Lady Cardinals continued to fight, and they were able to outscore the Lady Lions 8-7. Fortunately for the Lady Lions, they were able to hold on and beat the Lady Cardinals, securing their place in the county title game for the second year in a row.

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(AJHS) Molly Howel: 6 Pts; Sarah Shoate: 3 Pts; Madison Hollin: 3 Pts; Lilly Surratt: 2 Pts; Alexis Wynn: 2 Pts; Gracie Hutton: 1 Pts

be an exciting tournament. The Cardinals started the game off well jumping on the Rebels, and holding them scoreless in the first quarter. Adamsville was able to put up seven points of their own, and carried a big lead into the second quarter. As the second quarter got underway, the Cardinals turned it up on the offensive side, and was able to double their score from the first quarter. While the offense was rolling, the defense continued to play well, and the Cardinals were able to hold the Rebels to only four points and took a lead into halftime 21-4. As the second half began, the Rebels came out of the locker room with new life, and the offense was determined to make the comeback against the Cardinals. The Rebels came out in the third quarter, and was able to get rolling on offense and but into the Cardinals’ lead outscoring the Redbirds 9-6. As the fourth quarter got started, the Rebels still had ground to make up, and they fought to catch the Cardinals. Fortunately for Adamsville, they were able to get their offense back on track and outscore the Rebels once again in the fourth quarter, and held on for the Round One win.

Bethel AJHS

The Cardinals and the Rebels got the boys’ side of the tournament going Thursday night, and set the tone for what would



Ramer Bethel

The board will also meet on Monday afternoon at 4:30 P.M. prior to the Tuesday regular board meetings for a work session. REGULAR MEETINGS January 14, 2014 February 11, 2014 March 11, 2014 April 08, 2014 May 13, 2014 June 10, 2014 July 08, 2014 August 12, 2014 September 9, 2014 October 14, 2014 November 11, 2014 December 9, 2014

ADDITIONAL WORK SESSIONS (if needed) January 23, 2014 @ 4:30 February 20, 2014 @ 4:30 March 20, 2014 @ 4:30 April 24, 2014 @ 4:30 May 22, 2014 @ 4:30 June 26, 2014 @ 4:30 July 24, 2014 @ 4:30 August 21, 2014 @ 4:30 September 25, 2014 @ 4:30 October 23, 2014 @ 4:30 November: No meeting December 26, 2014 @ 4:30

Any person who is disabled under the ADA and needs special assistance to attend any of these meeting should call city hall if possible ten days (10) in advance so that we can make arrangements for you. The Selmer Municipal/Regional Planning Commission will meet at the Selmer City Hall, on the third Tuesday night of each month at 6:00 P.M.

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(Ramer) Grace McMahan: 7 Pts; Endya Moffett: 4 Pts; Kori Moore: 2 Pts; Kaitlin Weathers: 2 Pts

(Bethel) Emma Spencer: 10 Pts; Katie Turner: 10 Pts; Emily Phillips-Harmon: 3 Pts; Kailie Lott: 2 Pts; Marlee Smith: 2 Pts; Tabitha Apuzzo: 2 Pts



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The Jr. High county tournament got underway last Thursday with an exciting match-up between the Lady Eagles and the Lady Rebels. The game started off neck and neck, as the Lady Eagles and the Lady Rebels battled on the court. It was the Lady Rebels who were able to come out on top after the first quarter, leading 5-4. As the second quarter started, it was the Lady Rebels who came out and got their offense rolling, and was able to build on their lead. Bethel was able to put 10 points on the board, while holding the Lady Eagles to only five. Once the game went into the second half, the Lady Eagles fought as hard as they could, but they could not put enough points on the board to make the comeback. Bethel was able to score14 points in the second half, while they held the Lady Eagles to only six. The Lady Rebels would take the win, and advance to Saturday’s match-ups where they would take on the Lady Blue Devils.

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(Bethel) Cornelius Bailey: 8 Pts; Josiah Sanders: 7 Pts; Garrett Spencer: 5 Pts (AJHS) Tyler Gibbs: 13 Pts; Tucker Case: 9 Pts; Mason McCann: 6 Pts; Woodson Hancock: 4 Pts; Tre’ Blankenship: 3 Pts

(Selmer) Abby Gray: 9 Pts; Alliyah Davis: 4 Pts; Emma Gray, Caitlyn Bodiford: 3 Pts; Lexi Trice, Jamie King, Megan Hodum, Tori York, Rachel Pickens: 2 Pts; Hannah Hughes: 1 Pts

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Close Encounter of the Third Kind: Adamsville students create Alien life


School menus McNairy County Elementary Breakfast Feb - 10 Pancake/Sausage Stick Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Feb - 11 Sausage & Biscuit Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

Submitted Photos

Fifth grade students at AES welcomed friends from outer space this week. After researching a planet of their choice, students were to create an alien with adaptations allowing it to live on their planet. Aliens arrived with their passports identifying themselves as well as describing their home planet. The alien invasion was celebrated with an after school event when parents and students were invited to a reception that allowed visitors to view the aliens and enjoy Planetary Punch and Crater Cookies.

BES announces 2nd quarter Principal’s List and Honor Roll HONOR ROLL 3rd GRADE Tracy Martin Anslee Ferrell Jesse Griffith Grace Phillips Mallory Stiegmann Sara Russom Nate Moore Abigail Hurst 4th GRADE Kaleb Graham Angelina Hampton Laura Hancock Lillie Harstin Hannah Herman Alicea Klinck Lyndsey McCalvin Destiny Transou 5th GRADE Dylan Boswell Einyia Bell Kylee Brown Chloe Cartwright

Matthew Cooper Madalyn Isbell Patrick Lancaster Jade Lehman Walker Massengill Lani Moore Eric Nathans Kinlee Smith Kaylee Wiggins Katie Bright 6TH GRADE Adam Davis Trevor Ferrell 7th GRADE Logan Baker Matthew Blankenship Taylor Carroll Ainsley Ervin Claire Ingle Abby Jones Shaun Maxedon Ian Mehr Logan Payne 8th GRADE Beau Barnes

Volume 09 Issue 39 February 04, 2014

Clint Isbell Evan Lambreth Mayson Roach PRINCIPAL’S LIST 3rd GRADE Kase Barnes Aden Maxedon Emma Clayton 4th GRADE Will Bargas Amber Burney Kaylee Hurst Brenden Mehr Brayden Miller Nick Morris Trey Pearson Gavin Plunk Tyler Plunk Myles Rankin Cole Savage Gregory Sprague Emily Wagoner 5th GRADE Chad Angel Kendall Barnes

Kaylee Benton Mark Burns Joseph Butterfield Haven Gray Paige Isbell Angela Mullins Jasper Sanders Yamilet Sandria Richy Sosa 6th GRADE John Droke Dylan Kidd 7th GRADE Faith Bizzell Gabrielle Green Hailey Johnson Madelyn Pearson Justin Plunk Ashlyn Smith 8th GRADE Hunter Joyner Brittany Nixon Amber Rajaniemi Catherin Reed Katie Turner

Feb - 12 Sausage Bagel Pizza or Yogurt Parfait Variety Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Feb - 13 Mini Pancakes Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Feb - 14 No School Today McNairy County Elementary Lunch Feb - 10 Popcorn Chicken/ Roll or Sloppy Joe or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Green Beans Garden Salad Diced Peaches Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Feb - 11 Ravioli Casserole/Roll or Chicken Noodle Soup/ Crackers/Cheese Toast or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Tiny Whole Potatoes

Peas & Carrots Garden Salad Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

Feb - 12 Mini Burgers or Roasted Chicken/Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Spicy Fries Baked Beans Garden Salad Mandarin Oranges Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Feb - 13 Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza or Soft Shell Taco or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Whole Kernel Corn Garden Salad Diced Strawberry Cups Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Feb - 14 No School Today Adamsville High & McNairy Central Lunch Menus Feb - 10 Sausage Stuffed Crust Pizza or Chicken Nuggets/Roll or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich Or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Spicy Fries Cheesy Potatoes Lima Beans Garden Salad Pineapple Tidbits Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

Feb - 11 Gilardi Pepperoni Pizza or BBQ Sandwich or Doritos Traveling Taco or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Battered Potato Wedges Baked Beans Creamy Cole Slaw Garden Salad Applesauce Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk

Feb - 12 Pepperoni Wedge Pizza or Cheeseburger or Roasted Chicken/ Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Baked Beans Sweet Potato Soufflé Garden Salad Mixed Fruit Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Feb - 13 Cheese Sticks/ Sauce or Country Chicken Tenders/Roll or Meat Loaf/Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Potato Rounds Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Green Beans Garden Salad Diced Peaches Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Feb - 14 No School Today

Student Phobias

Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association By: Libby Holland The PawPrint is a publication of the McNairy Central High School Journalism Department. The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the administration, faculty or staff.

EDITORS Libby Holland Kaitlyn Boggs STAFF: Matalyn Nasalroad ADVISER Lisa Forsythe


Feb. 5 •Junior Writing Assessment Feb. 6 •School dismissed @ 11:16 •Parent-Teacher Contact 1-3 •BB FR Adamsville A 6:00 Feb. 7 •SR Cap & Gown Pictures •Pep Rally 2:30 •BB Senior Night 5:30 •BB Chester Co H 6:00 Feb. 8 •ACT Exam 8-12 Feb. 14 •School dismissed for students •Faculty Inservice Feb. 18 •NHS meeting HR Feb. 19 •FR Writing Assessment •Progress Reports Feb. 20 •CRA - Algebra I, II & Geometry Feb. 26 •SO Writing Assessment

Bailey-Anna Teague Brooklyn Holland •She doesn’t like when people constantly talk about others. She says “If you lift others up they will take you with them!” •She doesn’t like that people try and take Jesus out of school. If she wants to pray, then she is going to pray. •PDA! Just stop it. •She doesn’t like that the bell rings at 7:52 instead of 8:00 •She doesn’t like the fact that teachers expect us to make important life and financial decisions, but we still have to have a sheet of paper signed and permission to use the restroom. •She doesn’t like that grades aren’t based on how hard a person tries. Sometimes it’s just not there, but that doesn’t mean someone should have to be punished with an “F” when they tried harder than anyone else.

•Her phobia is actually very simple; she absolutely cannot stand when people lick their fingers while eating. She says “Just because we live in the south where the food is “Finger Licking Good” doesn’t mean you have to lick your fingers. Not only are all the germs on your hands a health hazard, but think about all the things that you touch after; money, people, school supplies, doors, the list goes on and on. It is just nasty to think about people spreading their germs around by licking their fingers. Just don’t lick your fingers, and if you do stay away from her!”

The Libary Club is selling Candygrams for $1 during lunch, to be delivered February 13th. Send your favorite person a special treat for Valentine’s Day!

Kaitlyn Gray

Molly George

Jill Whirley

•When people ask common sense questions just to be funny and stupid •When students think that they can take on the role of teacher •When teachers tell us to act like adults but do not let us make our own decisions •When people are nosey •She doesn’t like how low the bathroom stalls are •She hates that High School Musical was a lie •She doesn’t like feet or PDA

•When people walk really slowly in the hallways •When people hold hands in the hallways •She hates that school is not like Gossip Girl •She doesn’t like when people say “shhhh” in the commons •She doesn’t like that the tardy bell rings at a weird time •She doesn’t like that we can’t walk around the school without the fear of the ceiling falling in

•When people lie about dumb things •When teachers try and get in your business •When people freak out about us wearing leggings •When people put their feet on the basket on the back of her desk and their knees touch her back •When she accidently rubs her hand under the desk and gets a handful of someone else’s gum •When people lie and you know that they are lying




Michie Elementary 2nd Quarter Awards Day

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Michie Elementary School recently held their 2013-2014 Second Semester Awards Day Ceremony, in which students from grades Pre K-5 to Third received special recognition for their academic achievements in the previous semester. Top-Left: Pre K-5 students receive awards. Top-Right: Kindergarten students are awarded certificates. Mid-Left: First Graders are awarded academic certificates. Above-Right: Second Grade award recipients. Bottom-Left: Third Graders are awarded certificates of achievement.

West Tennessee Business College Dean’s List The following students were named to the West Tennessee Business College Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 Semester. Finger Persephone Plunk MA

Selmer Katina Mardis AAS/MAA Farryn Ferguson MA



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

BAPTIST Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist 1030 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Interim Pastor: Bro.Daniel Holt Adamsville Freewill Baptist Church Old Shiloh Road Adamsville, TN 38310 Marcus Morrow, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: 11:15 a.m. Sunday night: 5 p.m. (with exception of 1st & 3rd Sunday) TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3 p.m., Wednesday night Bible Study 7 p.m. Solitude Freewill Baptist Church 414 Meeks Rd., Adamsville Shane Thompson, Pastor Sunday: 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

INDEPENDENT Calvary Baptist Church Hwy 22 North, Adamsville Pastor: Jimmy Cates Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Faith Baptist Church 1301 Peach St., Selmer Dr. S. Freed Ware, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Baptist Church 1308 High School Rd., Selmer Pastor: J.D. Matlock Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Locke Road Baptist Locke Road, Selmer Jim Outland, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. / Wed. 7 p.m. Lighthouse Baptist Church 1780 Mulberry Ave., Selmer Jorgen Runquest, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST Better Hope Primitive Baptist 4235 Leapwood-Enville Rd., Adamsville Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service, preaching at 11 a.m. Selmer Primitive Baptist Church 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.m.

SOUTHERN Central Baptist Church 675 Dowty Road, Selmer Bro. Stephen Davison, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Chapel Hill Baptist 6371 Vernie Kirk Rd., Pocahontas Bro. Frank Bell, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Chewalla Baptist Church 190 Chewalla St., Ramer Richard Doyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Clear Creek Baptist Church 1728 Lawton Rd., Selmer Chuck Castles, Pastor Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church 6515 Hwy 57 East, Michie, TN Pastor: K. Brian Rainey Music & Youth Director: Cameron Miller Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7 p.m. Cypress Creek First Baptist Church 14 Falcon Road, Selmer Pastor: Clifford E. Wynn, Jr. (731) 645-8094 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sunday 10:15 a.m. Corporate Prayer Service: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study: Wednesdays 12 Noon Bible Study: 7 p.m. Eastview Baptist Church Hwy 45 S., Eastview, Tenn. Rob Burnes, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m. Falcon Baptist Church 777 Falcon Rd., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Adamsville 222 West Main St., Adamsville Phil Mitchell, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m. First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs 143 Jackson St., Bethel Springs Alan McCall, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. 5 p.m & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Michie 5658 Hwy 22 S., Michie James Hardin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Selmer 310 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Finger Finger-Leapwood Rd., Finger Bobby Bray, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. & p.m. Sunday Evening: 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Jonathan Wilbanks Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Church Service: 11 a.m.

Good Hope Baptist 678 Good Hope Church Rd., Adamsville Tim Elrod, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Pastor: Bro. Don Singleton Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Gravel Hill Baptist Church 86 Tom Baker Rd., Ramer Pastor: Bro. Eric Jones Church Phone: 645-6776 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Lakeview Baptist Church 877 W. Cherry, Selmer Bro. Harold King Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship Service: 10:15 Lorraine Baptist Church Melvin Qualls Rd., Michie,TN Trent Nethery, Jr., Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Springs Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Pleasant Site Baptist Church 1868 Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Bradley Woolworth, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Ramer Baptist Church 3899 Hwy 57 West, Ramer James Young, Pastor Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Selmer Second Baptist 1004 Peach St., Selmer Tony Polk, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Trinity Baptist Church 7193 Michie-Pebble Hill Rd. Hwy 224 South Michie, TN 38357 Pastor: George Kyle Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study: 6:30 p.m. Unity Baptist Church Unity Church Road, Ramer Dr. Ronald Meeks, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

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

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

West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church St., Stantonville James Stophel, Pastor

CHURCH OF CHRIST Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy 22 S. Michie Shawn Weaver, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Van Vansandt, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Cypress Tank Church of Christ 2645 Cypress Tank Rd., Pocahontas Dr. Brian Jackson, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Eastside Church of Christ 1366 E. Poplar, Selmer Luke DeLavergne, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy 45 S., Selmer Shobeck Dethrow, Minister Fourth Street Church of Christ 142 N. Fourth St., Selmer Jeremy Weekley, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Liberty Church of Christ 1005 North Liberty Road Michie, TN 38357 (731) 239-4500 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Stantonville Church of Christ 8228 Hwy 142, Stantonville Randy Cook, Minister Matt Cook, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

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

CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPECY Church of God of Prophecy Hwy 22 N. Adamsville Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 1642 Curtis Hill Church Rd., Bethel Springs Richard Horner, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 3886 Main St., Bethel Springs Dan Morrow, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Michie Church of God of Prophecy 6681 Hwy 57 East, Michie Roy Bennett, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN Court Ave. Cumberland Presbyterian Church Rev. Richard Reid 234 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd., Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. New Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church New Bethel Road Rev. Jeff Powell Worship Service: 9:45 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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



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.


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 Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Ctr., Selmer Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. For info. call 731-434-0097 Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.

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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#3288536: 830 Peach Avenue, Selmer - Conveniently located to schools, work, shopping, dr. offices. Home has been remodeled and in great condition, hardwood flooring. Extra room that would be great for office or nursery. Carport, small deck, storage building, plus storage space under house

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TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed December 13, 2004 by Emanuel Stoltzfus Jr., and Sandra Stoltzfus, Husband and Wife to Arnold M. Weiss, Attorney, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed of Trust 372, Page 2785, and the undersigned having been appointed Trustee by instrument recorded, in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-15, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 commencing at 01:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, towit:

thence in an Eastern direction, leaving said old road, approximately 188 feet to Finger and Leapwood Road; then South 12 degrees East, with said road, 37 feet to a stake in the North boundary of McIntyre; thence West with McIntyre’s North line 18 feet to a stake, a Northwest corner of McIntyre’s land; then South with the West boundary line of McIntyre, 231 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1 acre, more or less. TRACT #4: Beginning at a point in the Old Jackson and Purdy Road, an apex corner of the First Tract above described; runs thence North with the East line of the First Tract above described, 231 feet to a stake; thence East with said tract, 18 feet to the Finger and Leapwood Road; thence in a Southeast direction, with said road, 298 feet to its intersection with Old Jackson and Purdy Road; thence in a Northeast direction, with said Old Jackson and Purdy Road, 100 feet to the point of beginning.

a stake at the Purdy and Corinth Road; thence South, with the said Purdy and Corinth Road to the beginning, cherry tree corner, containing 2 acres, more or less.

011.02 Current Owner(s) of Property: Gary D. Dickey and wife, Salena A. Dickey aka Selena A. Dickey The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3941 Leapwood Enville Road, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat any unpaid taxes; and any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory right of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If you purchase a property at the foreclosure sale, the entire purchase price is due and payable at the conclusion of the auction in the form of a certified/ bank check made payable to or endorsed to Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP. No personal checks will be accepted. To this end, you must bring sufficient funds to outbid the lender and any other bidders. Insufficient funds will not be accepted. Amounts received in excess of the winning bid will be refunded to the successful purchaser at the time the foreclosure deed is delivered. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded by the Substitute Trustee at any time. This office may be a debt collector. This may be an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose.

imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on February 24, 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:

see, in Deed of Trust 390, Page 2894, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, BancorpSouth, having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 commencing at 01:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, towit:

Situated in County of McNairy, State of Tennessee. TRACT #1: Beginning at Z. W. Brown Northeast corner at a stake in the old Finger and Leapwood Road; runs 70 degrees West 77 poles to a stake; thence South 16 poles to a stake; thence North 80 degrees East 55 poles to a stake in the Finger and Leapwood Road; thence Northeast with Road 231/2 poles to the beginning. INCLUDED in the foregoing legal description AND EXCLUDED HEREFROM is the following described tract or parcel of land: Beginning at a point in the Western margin of an old road, the Northeast corner of Joe and Verna D. Beachy; runs thence South 72 degrees West 348.82 feet to a point in the Northern line of Beachy at the Southwest corner of a 2.6 acre tract of land conveyed to Samuel C. Sanderson, et ux by W. H. Hayre and wife, Hazel Hayre, on June 14, 1982, and recorded in Deed Book 104, Page 458; runs thence South 10 degrees East 72 feet to a stake; runs thence North 72 degrees East 348.82 feet to a point in the Western margin of the said old road; runs thence with the Western margin of the same North 10 degrees West 72 feet to the place of beginning. TRACT #2: Beginning on a point in the center of the Old Finger gravel road, this point being the Southwest corner of W. H. Hayre’s tract of land and in the East boundary line of Joe Beachy’s tract of land; runs thence with the center of old roadway North 24 degrees and 34 minutes West 117.71 feet to a stake in old roadway; runs thence through W. H. Hayre’s tract of land North 70 degrees and 30 minutes East 197 feet to a stake in the West right-of-way line of the Finger black topped road; runs thence with the West right-of-way line of black topped road, South 16 degrees and 23 minutes East 117.50 feet to a stake on the North side of chain link fence; runs thence with fence, South 70 degrees and 30 minutes West 180 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.51 acre, more or less. TRACT #3: Beginning at an iron stake in the Old Jackson and Purdy Road, the Southwest corner of John R. McIntyre land; then in a Northern direction, with the said Old Jackson and Purdy Road as follows: North 58 degrees West 85 feet; North 31 degrees West 192 feet;

Tax Parcel ID: 015-005.00 Property Address: 3159 Finger Leapwood Road, Finger, TN. Other Interested Parties: Citifinancial, Inc. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l5268296 File # 1701-111212-FC Published: January 22, January 29 February 5 Bank of America/ Emanuel Stoltzfus, Jr. 16012 36, 37, 38 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed August 22, 2008 by Michael Chad Brooks and wife, Amber Lynn Brooks to Mid South Title, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed of Trust 393, Page 2669, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in Deed of Trust 409, Page 132, in the said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured, Bank of America, N.A., having requested the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that the undersigned will, on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 commencing at 01:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Courthouse, Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, towit: Situated in County of McNairy, State of Tennessee. The following lot or parcel of land, lying and being in McNairy County, State of Tennessee, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a wild cherry tree on the East side of the Corinth & Purdy Road and just South of Dennie Marshall’s residence; then runs East side of the Purdy and Stantonville Road at a stake; thence West, with the meanderings of said Purdy and Stantonville Road to

Tax Parcel ID: 071-016.00 Property Address: 5709 Purdy Road, Selmer, TN. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l5268296 File # 1701-111161-FC Published: January 22, January 29, February 5 Bank of America/ Michael Brooks 16010 36, 37, 38 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on February 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM local time, at the center of courthouse door, McNairy County Courthouse, 170 Court Avenue, Selmer, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Gary D. Dickey and Salena A. Dickey aka Selena A. Dickey, husband and wife as joint tenants, to Andrew C. Rambo, Trustee, as trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee for First Community Mortgage, Inc. on May 3, 2012 at Deed of Trust 406, Page 215, Instrument No. 81865; conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP having been appointed Substitute or Successor Trustee, all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable. Party Entitled to Enforce the Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, NA, its successors and assigns The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder: Beginning at a stake in the West line of Milford, SEC of Gibbs’ lot, runs thence in a Southerly direction, with the West line of Milford, 130 feet to a stake, thence in a Westerly direction and parallel with Gibbs’ South line, 306 feet to a stake in the East margin of the Leapwood Road, which stake is located 130 feet Southward from the SWC of Gibbs’ lot, thence in a Northernly direction, with the East ROW of said road, 130 feet to a stake, SWC of Gibbs, thence in an Easternly direction, with the South line of Gibbs, 306 feet to the point of beginning, containing 3/4ths of an acre, more or less. Beginning, at a stake in the East margin of the Leapwood Road, at the SWC of Hart, runs thence in an Easternly direction, with Hart, approximately 300 feet to a stake at a ditch, thence in a Southernly direction, with ditch, approximately 120 feet to a stake, thence in a Westerly direction, approximately 300 feet to a stake in the East margin of said Leapwood Road, thence in a Northernly direction, with said Leapwood Road, approximately 120 feet to the point of beginning, containing 3/4 acre, more or less. Thus being the same property conveyed to Gary D Dickey and wife, Salena A. Dickey by David Milford and wife, Linda Milford by Warranty Deed dated May 3, 2012 and of record in Deed Book 222, page 835 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee Street Address: 3941 Leapwood Enville Road, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 Parcel Number: 052-

Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 14-055644 16011 36, 37, 38 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated June 11, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 21, 2007, at Book 387, Page 2819 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Robert Shumpert, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss Attorney as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and

Beginning at an iron pin in the Western right of way of Bethesda Road, Northeast corner of Delano Redmon and Southeast Corner of the Charlie Warren Estate; thence North 86 degrees 12 minutes West, to and with a fence line and the North line of Redmon, 365.08 feet to a corner; thence North 01 degrees 40 minutes 17 seconds East, with a fence and the East line of Redmon, 380.00 feet to an iron pin; thence South 84 degrees 10 minutes 41 seconds East, with a severance line, 470.77 feet to an iron pin in the Western right of way of Bethesda Road; thence with the said road right of way as follows: South 20 degrees 07 minutes 23 seconds West, 246.54 feet; South 13 degrees 39 minutes 35 seconds West, 128.42 feet to the point of beginning, containing 3.53 acres, more or less, per a Plat of Survey of Floyd J. Wright, Registered Land Surveyor, Tennessee Certificate Number 606 372, dated July 13, 1982.

Situated in County of McNairy, State of Tennessee.

The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 931‑242182

Being Lot #15 of Serenity Estates, a plat of which is in Plat Cabinet “B” at Slide 32, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and the distances, directions, measurements, and calls contained therein are incorporated herein by reference as fully and completely as if copied in full herein. This conveyance is made and accepted subject to the Restrictive Covenants set forth in said Plat Cabinet “B” at Slide 32 and the same are incorporated herein as if copied in full herein. This conveyance is made and accepted subject to the use restrictions as pertaining to the entire subdivision and these restrictive covenants herein set forth shall be covenants running with the land and shall bind the Grantees and all persons or parties claiming under the Grantees herein, as proceedings at law or in equity against any person or persons violating or attempting to violate the same, either by suit to restrain the violation or by suit to recover damages for such violation, and said covenants and restrictions herein set forth shall be binding upon the heirs, assigns, executors, administrators, trustees in bankruptcy, of the Grantees named herein, and which covenants are as follows: 1.NUISANCE: No noxious or offensive activities shall be carried on any lot, nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood. 2. TEMPORARY STRUCTURES: No structures of a temporary character, trailer, mobile home and/or school bus, whether temporarily attached to the lot or not, basement, tent, outside toilet, shack, garage, barn or other building shall be allowed on any lot at any time as a residence either temporarily or permanently, No inoperable auto or vehicle shall be temporarily or permanently situated on the property.

DATED January 22, 2014

Tax Parcel ID: 133-008.28

INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee January 29, 2014 February 5, 2014 February 12, 2014 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ qstephens_140122_1635

Property Address: 187 Hayden Drive, Michie, TN.

ALSO KNOWN AS: 988 Bethesda Purdy Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 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: Robert Shumpert; Selmer Bank and Trust Company; The Estate of Matilda W. Shumpert; The Unknown Heirs of The Estate of Matilda W. Shumpert

FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 16036 37, 38, 39 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed January 24, 2008 by Charles W. McCoy II and wife Alisha McCoy to Jerry Spore, Attorney at Law, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of McNairy County, Tennes-

All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee.

ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l5268296 File # 2162-111398-FC Published: February 5, February 12, February 19 BancorpSouth/ Charles McCoy, II 16051 38, 39, 40



911 CALLS January 24, 2014 Stranded motorist - 45 S Public service - Steward Ln Retrieve property - Ramer Selmer Rd Attempt to serve - Sol Colston Rd Escort Assist Traffic stop Attempt to serve - Purdy Rd Attempt to serve - Lake Trail Lp Attempt to serve - McMahan Rd Attempt to serve - Matlock Rd Public service - Curtis Hill Church Attempt to serve - State Line Rd Reckless driver - Buena Vista Rd Retrieve property Traffic stop - Hwy 45 Escort assistance - Eastview Public service Escort assistance Attempt to serve - Ramer Selmer Rd Theft report - Hamburg Rd Theft report - Capooth Rd Public service Speak with an officer Complex Public assistance - Junction Public service Extra patrol Traffic stop - Food Giant Wreck with injuries - Forsythe Rd Suspicious vehicle - Redmon Rd Business alarm - Hwy 22 S January 25, 2014 Welfare check - Bob Williams Rd Traffic stop - E Poplar Roadway disturbance Lambert's Business alarm - Michie Dollar General Residential alarm - Hwy 142 Attempt to serve - Forty Forks Rd Attempt to serve - Mockingbird Rd Traffic stop - Max Ln Domestic verbal - Hwy 22 S Traffic stop - Ken's Metal Business alarm - Hwy 22 Attempt to serve- Hardin Graveyard Attempt to serve - Matlock Rd Public service - Tull Rd 911 Hang up - Public service Unwanted person - Bethel Purdy Rd Traffic stop - Finley Rd Public service - Charlie Pounds Rd Residential alarm - Finger Leapwood Rd

Speak with an officer Complex Unknown problem Moose Lodge Rd Welfare check - Tull Rd Suspicious vehicle - Hamburg Rd Domestic physical - Sulpher Springs January 26, 2014 Prowler- Hines Gin Rd Disturbance - Chambers Store Rd Attempt to serve - Bethel Purdy Rd Disturbance - Parkway St Attempt to serve - Ramer Selmer Rd Attempt to serve - Hites Trailer Park Residential alarm - Felix Taylor Rd Disturbance - Payne Rd Vandalism - Nelson Store Rd Wreck with injuries - Hwy 22 S Residential alarm - Twin View Circle Attempt to serve - Cypress Rd Animal control - Ed Barham Rd Reckless driver - Hwy 45 N Residential alarm - Guys Chewalla Rd Theft report - Dunaway Rd Theft report - Sandy Flat Rd Threats - Hwy 124 Traffic stop - Chamber Store Business area check Michie Dollar Store Prowler - New Delite Rd January28, 2014 Reckless driver - Hwy 64 Traffic stop - Hwy 64 Residential alarm - Pickins Rd Wreck no injuries - Michie Pharmacy Threats Harassment - Complex Theft report - Vernie Kirk Rd Suspicious vehicle - Falcon Rd Traffic stop - Pickett/ 224 Attempt to serve - Erin Ln Burglary - Kenny Ln Public service Stranded motorist Purdy/Adkins Welfare - Old Stage Rd Attempt to serve - New Hope Rd Business area check Hwy 45 Business area check - 40 Forks Baptist Unknown problem Attempt to serve - Chester County Line Alt mental stat - E Poplar Ave. January 29, 2014 Speak with an officer Attempt to serve Welfare check - Purdy Rd Attempt to serve Welfare check - Purdy Rd Shoplifter - Michie Dollar

Store Attempt to serve Public service Property disturbance Curtis Hill Church Business alarm - Bethel City Hall Domestic verbal Domestic physical - Ode Moore Rd Residential alarm Chambers Store Rd Domestic verbal - Leapwood Enville Rd Structure fire - Stanfield Ln Welfare check - McCormick Ln Public Service - Gilchrist Stantonville Public Service - New Hope Rd Public Service Attempt to serve - Ode Moore Rd Traffic stop - Hwy 45N Traffic stop - Michie Pebble Hill Unknown problem - E Poplar Ave. January 30, 2014 Public assist - Hwy 45S Disturbance - Ramer Selmer Rd Public Service - State Line Rd Animal control - Old No 5 Theft report - Complex Welfare check - Hwy 142 Public Service - Rose Creek Rd Public Service - Hwy 57 Escort assist - Jail to Alcorn County Burglary - Joe Dillion Rd Escort assist - ER to Lakeside Welfare check - Bethel Purdy Rd Suspicious person - Sulphur Springs Speak with an officer Old Stage Rd Stranded motorist - Hwy 64/45 Traffic stop - Michie Pebble Hill Attempt to serve - Industrial Park Domestic physical - McNairy Rd January 31, 2014 Brush fire - Bethel Purdy Rd Suspicious vehicle - Wenasoga Rd Public Service - Old No 5 Theft report - New Hope Rd Welfare check- Tulu Dr Suspicious personFriendship Rd Animal control- Gilchrist Stantonville Public Service Traffic stop - New Bethel Traffic stop - Guys Chewalla Rd. Stranded motorist - Lipford Rd. Suspicious vehicle - Hwy 45 S Speak with an officer



Traffic stop - Purdy Rd Attempt to serve - Baker Rd Brush fire - Dixie Ln Brush fire - Harrison Ln Traffic stop - Hwy 57 Business area check - Yellow Rose

TIMOTHY M. MARLOW: Theft (up to $500)- Fined and supervised probation. Credit for 25 days. JENNIFER M. BUTLER: Theft (up to $500)- Defendant is on supervised probation. RITCHIE CUNNINGHAM: Driving while license revoked- Dismissed on payment of cost, supervised probation. RHONDA MARLOW: Driving while license suspended- Dismissed on payment of cost, supervised probation. JOSHUA S. BUTLER: Domestic assault and vandalism- Dismissed on payment of cost, supervised probation. AMBER MALONE: Possession unlawful drug paraphernalia- Fined $150 + cost, supervised probation, defendant sentenced to 48 hours alcohol and drug evaluation and counseling. BRIAN M. WARD: Possession unlawful drug paraphernalia- Fined $150 + cost, supervised probation, defendant sentenced to 48 hours in jail. Defendant to attend alcohol and drug evaluation and counseling. SALLY JENKINS: Criminal trespass- Dismissed on payment of cost, supervised probation. RHONDA MARLOW: Child restraint (under 4)- Fined $20 + cost. MICHAEL T. EDGE: Driving on suspended licenseFined $50 + cost, supervised probation. Defendant to not drive in Tennessee for 6 months. LUCAS A. ROY: Obedience to any required traffic control device- Dismissed on payment of cost. ANTHONY D. RHODES: Driving on suspended license- Defendant is indigent and cannot pay a fine or cost. License Suspended.

February 01, 2014 Roadway disturbance Hwy 64/ Bud Long Storm damage - Industrial Park Brush fire - Liberty Rd Business alarm - Hwy 57 Public Service Escort assist - Falcon St Identity theft- Complex Unwanted person - Ramer Selmer Rd Public Service Speak with an officer Complex Speak with an officer Ramer Selmer Rd Public Service Disturbance - Main St Public Service - Main St Wreck no injuries - Hubanks Rd Public Service - Johnson St Public Service Escort assist - Faith Pointe Welfare check - Main St Public Service - Chambers Store Rd Speak with an officer New Bethel Rd Business alarm - Hwy 57 February 02, 2014 Speak with an officer Suspicious vehicle - Junction Speak with an officer Complex Drug overdose - Weeks Rd Speak with an officer Gilchrist Stantonville Welfare check - Old Stage Rd Speak with an officer Speak with an officer Vandalism - Hines Gin Rd Unwanted person - Maple St Business alarm - Enterprise Dr Wreck no injuries - By Pass near Justice Complex Harassment - Ramer Selmer Rd Suspicious vehicle Purdy Rd Suspicious vehicle Michie Dollar General Traffic stop - Top Of the River Attempt to serve - Faith Pointe Suspicious vehicle Steadman Rd Speak with an officer


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Seeking Farm Employee: Row crop and cattle farm in search of reliable employee capable of operating all types of farm equipment. Pay dependent upon individual’s capability and experience. No drug use, alcohol abuse or excuses. Please send work history to: Farm Employee P.O. Box 220 Selmer, TN 38375


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The Selmer Park and Recreation Department will hold a Public Meeting to discuss plans for the Dixie Property. The meeting will take place immediately following the regular scheduled Selmer City Board Meeting on February 11, 2014 at Selmer City Hall. Selmer Park and Recreation will be applying for an LPRF grant to finish the development of Dixie Park. For more information call (731) 645-3866.

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