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Volume 111, Number 45, Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Quarantine order for some county horses
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By Christen Coulon Managing Editor
Two horse owners in McNairy County have been told to quarantine their animals due to an outbreak of a deadly equine disease. So far, six cases of Equine Infectious Anemia have been discovered in McNairy County through testing conducted at the Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Lab, said Tom Womack, director of public affairs for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Womack said that after the disease was discovered a quarantine was set up. Currently the State Veterinarian’s office is conducting an epidemiological investigation. The disease, also known as EIA is a viral horse disease transmitted primarily by biting flies such as the horse fly and deer fly. Tennessee animal health regulations require annual testing of all horses that change ownership or are commingled with
horses of multiple ownership. Tennessee’s State Veterinarian Dr. Charles Hatcher, said that the disease is not communicable to humans or other animals. He said it is not spread through nose to nose contact like other equine diseases which helps to control the spread of the disease. Hatcher said in this case one horse initially tested positive for EIA, then through the state’s investigation five other horses were found with the disease. He said that this case underlines the importance of requiring Coggins tests in the state. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, EIA is an infectious and potentially fatal viral disease of members of the horse family. The equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV) is categorized as a lentivirus: it contains genetic RNA material, which it uses to produce DNA. This DNA is then incorporated into the genetic makeup of infected cells.
The disease was originally identified in France in 1843 and first tentatively diagnosed in the United States in 1888, EIA has commanded a great deal of attention over the years. No vaccine or treatment exists for the disease. It is often difficult to differentiate from other fever-producing equine diseases, including anthrax, influenza, and equine encephalitis. Hatcher said the disease is fairly rare in Tennessee and normally the state sees less than 10 cases per year. He said that they believe the McNairy County outbreak is controlled, but it would take about a week to make a full determination and lift the quarantine orders. A fact sheet on Equine Infectious Anemia can be found at the following link, aphis.usda.gov. Questions related to the regulation of Equine Infectious Anemia can be directed to the State Veterinarian’s office at (615) 837-5120 or to animal. email@example.com.
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INSIDE THIS WEEK Signs of spring popping up all over McNairy County
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After one of the worst winters in recent decades and a stubbornly slow start to spring, local residents appear to be receiving a reprieve from the cold. Last weekend’s warm weather combined with additional sunshine from the longer days seem to have finally convinced our local vegetation that spring is here. Warm weather has been forecast in the area again for the coming weekend with near perfect conditions forecast for Sunday. The long term forecast is predicting warm weather ahead through early April with daily highs forecast in the 60’s and 70’s and low temperatures expected to stay well above freezing for at least the next 10 days.
Selmer native dies in recent auto accident, students mourn loss of beloved band director By Brittany Nicholson WBBJ Channel 7 Eyewitness News
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Former students and family members are mourning the loss of beloved band director and Selmer native Michael Congiardo. Former students spoke out about the kind of teacher, the school band director at Madison Academic Magnet High School, was and the impact he had on so many students in the classroom. The students said they are devastated by the sudden loss of their band director. “I was definitely upset because I didn’t see it coming,” Bo Kitzman, a former Madison Academic student, said.
“When I found out he had passed. It was tough,” Seth Harden, another former student, said. Congiardo, 49, was killed in a wreck Friday when his car struck a Jackson-Madison County School bus. Police said he had a medical condition that caused him to run a red light. “He was a great person and everybody around him whether they were an educator or a student they loved him. He was just a great guy,” Kitzman said. The former students said they kept in touch with Mr. Congiardo after high school. They both said they considered him to be a
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Former Bolivar council member convicted of voter fraud in McNairy court By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
Former Bolivar City Council member Brenda Woods has been convicted of three counts of procuring illegal voters in the city’s 2009 municipal elections, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Wednesday. The case was handled by Shelby County assistant district attorneys Kirby May and Marques Young who were appointed as special prosecutors. The case was tried before a McNairy County Circuit Court jury in Selmer after a change of venue was granted by Judge J. Weber McCraw. Three witnesses, including two who are related to Woods, testified that they had felony convictions on their records in May of 2009 when Woods was running for mayor and for city council.
Woods lost the mayor’s race, but won the council seat. The witnesses said Woods, 57, took them to the polls at separate times to vote for her in the early elections. They said they told Woods about their felony convictions, but that she assured them they could still vote. A subsequent investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation showed that the three voters had cast their ballots illegally because their voting rights had not been restored. By law, the three were granted immunity from prosecution because they testified against Brenda Woods in the voter fraud case. Woods faces up to two years in prison on each count when she is sentenced on April 11. She also could get probation. Jurors deliberated less than 45 minutes before returning their guilty verdicts on March 18.
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mentor. “To be idealistic, be positive about everything but also to have a dream but then set goals for it and be realistic about it,” Harden said. They say the band room was more than a classroom and Mr. Congiardo taught them more than just music. “He taught me to never judge another person, to always be open to somebody’s personality, whether they came from a different background musically or a different background in any way, shape or form,” Kitzman said. The pair said future students will miss out on a teaching experience that is rare and on a person who is unforgettable. Congiardo was the son of Pat and Samuel Frank Congiardo Jr. Samuel was well loved McNairy Central band director. Michael’s brother is Adamsville’s High School Band Director Samuel Frank Congiardo III. A Jackson-Madison County Schools spokesperson said Congiardo worked for the school system for 15 years. A graveside service for Mike Congiardo was held last Monday in Ramer. Please see page 7A in this week’s issue for Congiardo’s complete obituary.
A flat screen television, game consoles and games, a laptop computer and other property was stolen from a Selmer residence on Purdy Road between March 18 and 19, according to an incident report provided by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Steven Ellsworth responded
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Democrats select candidates in weekend caucus By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The 118-member McNairy County Democratic Executive Committee caucused last Saturday in Selmer to select its nominees for the Aug. 7 county election. Incumbents County Mayor Ronnie Brooks, Register of Deeds Brian Dickey, Trustee Stanley Mitchell and Circuit Judge Van McMahan were renominated, according to McNairy County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Lipford. Sammy Hill, owner of Sammy Hill Construction, was nominated for Road Commissioner. Adamsville policeman Ricky “PeeWee” Howell was nominated to run for Sheriff. Former Sheriff Ricky Roten also asked for the nomination. The Democrats did not nominate candidates for County Clerk and Circuit Court Clerk. The McNairy County Republican Party Executive
Committee held its caucus to nominate candidates for the Aug. 7 county general election March 15 at McNairy Central High School in Selmer. Larry Smith was nominated to run for County Mayor by the 70-member body, according to party chairman Joe Dan Maness. Smith is currently a member of the McNairy County Board of Education. Incumbents Sheriff Guy Buck, Circuit Court Clerk Byron Maxedon, Road Commissioner Harvey Neal Smith and County Clerk Ronnie Price were renominated. Republicans did not nominate candidates for General Sessions Judge, Register of Deeds and Trustee. Candidates in nonpartisan elections who have announced are Frederick Yarbrough for County Commission, District 3, County Commissioner Jeff Lipford for District 2, Constable Perry Price for District 6, County Commissioner Kevin Lipford for District 3 and County Commissioner Steve Browder for District 2. D. J. Norton
has announced he will be running for District Attorney General. Mike Dunavant currently holds that job. Tony Chapman has announced that he will seek reelection to the McNairy County Board of Education in the Third District. Terry Woods has filed a petition to run for General Sessions Judge, according to Coordinator of Elections Joanie Collins. Shana Johnson is running for Public Defender in the 25th Judicial District, which includes McNairy County. She has served as an Assistant Public Defender for the past 23 years, including the last 19 as Senior Assistant Public Defender. Bo Burk is also running for Public Defender, according to his campaign’s Facebook page. Anyone wishing to announce their candidacy for office may call the Independent Appeal at (731) 439-3989 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town of Michie plans Easter Egg Hunt April 12 By Janet Rail Publisher
Michie city officials are planning their second annual Easter Egg Hunt in the City Park. Toddlers through 5th graders are sure to enjoy the day and even have the chance to get their picture made with the Easter Bunny. Just bring your own basket as festivities will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 with free admission. The mayor and board discussed the poor condition of Highway 22/57 state access road. The board reviewed a document recorded May 23, 1935 where J.S. and Jessie Mae Howard sold and transferred the property for $455 to the United States of America as a permanent easement and right-of-way for a tract of land located and described in the ninth civil district of McNairy County which covers a strip of land 100 feet in width
lying 50 feet wide on the north side and 50 feet on the south side of the center line of the Tulu to Pickwick Landing Dam road as a Tennessee Valley Authority grant of easement. The existing access road, according to the Michie board, is in need of repair. “I spoke to Representative Barrett Rich. We need to type up a formal letter stating that the city can not repair the road without depleting our funds for road repair and send to the Department of Transportation,” said Alderman Jed Baker. The city has contacted TVA and is awaiting a response. “We may need to have our attorney look at the recorded deed and give us a recommendation,” said Alderman Brandon Nabors. Some potholes were reported as patched by the state recently, however the road needs further repair. No action was taken as Baker will follow up with the state and report to the board. The board reported new utility pole installation began last Monday in city park
with installation scheduled to be completed by the end of the week. City Fire Chief Shirley Clark requested $1080 for two firemen to attend the TN Fire Academy, Rope Operations Class. The board voted to hold off on approval for request. The city discussed receipt of five invoices totaling $26,172 for accessories on a new fire truck the city received from a 2008 disaster grant. “I have not received any of the money for these invoices so need to follow up to see where we are,” said City Recorder Janice Durbin. “I plan to start going to the fire department meetings. Does anyone have any issue with me going to meetings? I think we need to have set meeting times,” said Alderman John Dunn. “I am for helping the fire department any way we can. They are volunteers and I was fire chief and it is very hard to fill these positions. I have no issue with anyone attending
meetings. We train for many things we may never do but we have mutual aid agreements with other communities and need to train our staff,” said Mayor Anthony Smith. “Someone told me the walking trail at the park had some roots coming up in it and someone fell,” said Nabors. The board discussed investigating the possibility of a grant to resurface the track and asked Water Dept. Manager Roger Jenkins to get estimates to install electrical outlets in the park and report back to the board. Dunn reported issues with the new fire truck batteries requiring charging every 2 to 3 days and a radio that is not working. In addition, TML was on site and noted a couple of vehicles at the fire department that were not covered under their policy and requested the vehicles to be parked on city property instead of outside the fire department to prevent access to unauthorized persons. “I will check into this,” said Smith.
Stantonville prepares for building expansion Home burglarized, horse stolen in separate cases By Christen Coulon
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The Town of Stantonville has received blueprints for its community center expansion project which is funded through a 100 percent, $1 million disaster grant. Mayor Larry Raines said that bidding for the project will begin April 3 at 2 p.m. He said that once bids have been awarded construction could begin this summer, and construction is expected to take several months. A portion of the grant money has already been used to purchase a fire truck which is currently under construction for the town. The remaining funds will be used to cover expenses for the building expansion. The expansion will add 2,738 sq. ft.to the town’s fire department which is attached to the community center. The new building could also serve as an emergency communications center if the county’s E911 building was damaged or became unable to operate during a disaster. The building will also feature two male and one female bunk room in the fire station for use during emergencies.
A truck driver’s Buena Vista Road home was burglarized while he was on the road last week. According to an incident report provided by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, the owner told Deputy Johnny Deloit that he had left on March 16 and when he returned last Saturday he saw an open window by his kitchen. He noticed that several items were missing. Stolen were a 32-inch Fu-
nai flat screen television, serial number DS1A1329179126, valued at $200, 1,500 rounds of 7.62 x 39 ammunition, 600 rounds of .45 ammunition, 10 boxes of 12-gauge ammunition, deer cameras and 3 boxes of .22 rounds. In a separate case, A horse was stolen from a pasture on Ridge Road in Guys last Saturday. According to an incident report provided by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, the owners told Deputy Johnny Deloit that they noticed the
Blue Appalachian horse was gone when they went to the pasture to fix the fence. A neighbor told the owners he saw a white horse trailer back up to the fence, load the horse into the trailer and then left. He did not remember the make, model or color of the truck. Deloit attempted unsuccessfully to contact the neighbor Both cases have been turned over to Inv. Robert Hitchborn. Anyone with knowledge of this crime should call the Sheriff’s office at (731) 645-1004.
WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL MOTIVATION FOR WANTING TO BECOME PUBLIC DEFENDER? I have been an Assistant Public Defender for over 23 years. I have been the Senior Assistant District Public Defender for 19 years. The job of the District Public Defender is to be not only an attorney for the indigent defendants of this district but to be the administrator or director of this district’s public defender office. This is what I have done for the past 23 years. I know what can and cannot be handled by this office. I know the personnel both locally, statewide and particularly those in the Public Defender Conference Office in Nashville. I am very, very familiar with the budget of this office and the budgetary constraints. As the Senior Assistant District Public Defender I have worked closely with Mr. Antrican the current Public Defender on personnel, budget and representation issues. As Senior Assistant I supervise many of the daily operations of the office and am considered second in command. This is what I do - I am a Public Defender. I have never abandoned this cause to seek a more lucrative practice in the private sector. And yes I have had that opportunity but did not decide to leave. And I will not have to make a major philosophical change from prosecuting the accused to defending the accused. I am the only candidate qualified to to handle a capital case as lead counsel. The theme of my campaign JOHNSON is Experience Counts. In this position it does count. I have worked in the trenches of the criminal justice system for 23 years. I have climbed the payroll ladder (that is statutorily mandated - not based on ability, work ethic, etc.) in this position. It has been pointed out that since I have been in this position for so many years the pay raise will not be that significant if I am elected (any pay raise is significant in my opinion) and that perhaps I should just abandon my desire to be Public Defender and work for whomever wins. Let me say to that “the work I do and have done for the past 23 years has been my life’s call. I am qualified to do this work. I do it well and I will continue to serve the taxpayers of this District by assuring that the duties of this office are carried out in accordance with the mandates of the Tennessee and United States Constitutions both efficiently and economically.” Paid for by Friends of Shana Johnson for Public Defender Treasurer Carolyn A. Starnes
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Taste Of McNairy award winners recognized, Habitat brings in more than $5,000 at event McNairy County Habitat for Humanity hosted the annual Taste of McNairy on Tuesday March 18 at the Selmer Community Center. Donnie Gibbs and Betty Gail Garrison are pictured presenting awards to the 2014 Habitat for Humanity Taste of McNairy winners in each of the photos. Garrison told the Independent Appeal shortly before press time that an exact fundraising total had not yet been calculated, but early estimates put the total over $5,000.
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The award for the Healthiest Dessert to the McNairy County Republican Women. Brenda Cawley, Tracy Plante, Janice Maness, Nancy Durrance and Peggy Daniels accepted the award for the GOP women.
The Selmer Jaycees took home the award for Most Creative table Nikki and Jason Garrett accepted the award on behalf of the Jaycees.
The Most Fun Award went to Tennessee Quality Homecare & Hospice. Tana Wyatt, Kristen Smith and Dorthy Goodrum accepted this award.
The award for the Most Delicious Dessert went to the Rockabilly Cafe. Lola Nichols and Stacy Thompson accepted this award.
Linda Matlock, Kristie Loupe and Jamie Reaves accept Bank of McNairy County’s award for Most Tastefully Decorated Table.
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Is the third time a charm for Selmer’s Young Champions cheerleaders? By Christen Coulon Managing Editor
The Young Champions of America competition cheer group from Selmer recently qualified for the national level competition in Las Vegas on July 26. This is the largest cheer team the Selmer group has ever put together and it consists of 22 local girls and one boy in the 9-14 age group. The team competed against dozens of other teams across the state to qualify for the nationals competition after placing 1st and 2nd in two regional competitions held last year in Memphis and 2nd in two state level competitions held last year in Nashville. After both rounds of state competition, the team finished 1st in the overall state contest. The team has made waves in recent years placing 4th in the 2012 nationals and 5th in the 2013 nationals held in Indianapolis and Virginia Beach, Vir. Respectively. Denae Lofton, the team’s head coach said that she hopes the third time will be the charm for her team in Las Vegas. “I would like the team to take first place in nationals,” Lofton said. Lofton who is engaged to be married said that she has planned a beach wedding in the future, but she made a promise to her cheerleaders that she will move her wedding and get married in Vegas immediately following the
competition if they win. Both Lofton and Misty Walk, the team’s assistant coach said they have prepared their team and they are ready for Vegas. The coaches would not give exact details of their routine, but said they are taking an unconventional 80’s themed rock routine to the competition this year. When asked if the team responded well to the music which was recorded more than a decade before any of her team members were born Lofton said, “They learn a new routine every 16 weeks and they react well to anything we throw at them.” Lofton encouraged community members to support their local team by coming out to watch them perform at the largest fundraising event the team has ever attempted. The event will be held in the Selmer City Park on May 10 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The event will feature four performances from the Youth Champions, a motorcycle poker run with prizes, a 50/50 raffle, a rock wall, a bake sale, face painting, great food and much more. Lofton said that sponsors are needed for the event and said the team would also have cookbooks and t-shirts for sale in during the fundraiser. The Independent Appeal will follow this story and report the results from the national competition in July.
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Members of the Selmer Young Champions Cheer Team prepare to compete in the upcoming national competition in Las Vegas in July. The team will host a fundraiser in the Selmer City Park on May 10.
Local Modern Woodmen Region Receives National Award Submitted Article Modern Woodmen
Modern Woodmen of America’s President’s Achievement Award was presented to the Tennessee West-based fraternal financial services region managed by William D. Keltner, Jackson, Tenn. W. Kenny Massey, President of Modern Woodmen of America, presented the national award at a banquet held on March 8. “The President’s Achievement Award is Modern Woodmen’s highest regional award. It recognizes the Keltner region for outstanding leadership and achieve-
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A two-vehicle accident on Mulberry Ave. in downtown Selmer last Wednesday morning left at least one person injured and caused severe damage to both vehicles. The accident occurred when a 2007 Nissan Frontier driven by John Roten of Selmer was traveling straight on Mulberry when it was struck by a 2008 Buick Enclave driven by Tracie Whitaker of Selmer as she was turning left. Whitaker was transported via ambulance to McNairy Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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Who do you think will win the NCAA Mens College Basketball Tournament? Why?
Dear Independent Appeal Editor, I recently read your news article regarding the LIDAR unit cameras now being used by our local police to target and ticket accused speeders in Selmer school zones. The article stated that the LIDAR units are being used for the purpose of protecting our children’s safety, and that $10,000 or so in revenues had been generated and collected by SPD using these LIDAR units in 2013. However, police chief Burks also stated in the article that the LIDAR unit cameras “are not being used to generate revenue”. What? The $5,000 taken in and kept by our city plus the additional $5,000 that left our city forever to pay off the LIDAR units owner sure looks like a quite sizeable chuck of annual LIDAR unit generated and collected revenues to me and others. As a parent and grandparent, and like most other folks that I know, protecting our children’s safety is and always will be very important. It is my own opinion however that while these LIDAR unit cameras are being used to target motorist and are heavily ringing up the register; our children today stand a much greater risk of injury from a decaying school roof or wall caving in on them than they do from a majority of low-speed school zone speeders. I content that regular, on sight patrolling officers in marked police cars always has gotten, and always will get the same overall “slowdown” results that these LIDAR unit cameras do (and without any reason for SPD or anyone else to generate and collect large sums of traffic revenues from hard working Selmer tax paying citizens, shoppers and spenders.) With these things said, and since police chief Burks and SPD aren’t using the LIDAR unit cameras to generate revenue, I challenge police chief Burks and our Selmer officials to justify their use of the LIDAR unit cameras by monthly distributing all of their LIDAR unit generated and collected traffic revenues equally among our Selmer schools...$5,000 or so per year will provide a great deal of much needed classroom supplies, lunch money aid, upgrade and new school equipment, direly needed school maintenance funds, and much, much more. Please just don’t help protect our Selmer school children’s safety SPD and Selmer officials...Also be our civil champions by serving our Selmer school children...Serve them with your LIDAR unit generated monthly financial contributions annually. They need your additional help now, and will in the future more than ever before. You will truly be helping to provide a more fruitful learning experience and a higher-quality education for all Selmer school students. More will be able to participate, more will stay in school, and more will graduate better prepared and smarter. In conjunction, our educators will be better financially equipped to win the enormous provision providing and teaching and learning challenges that they face with out children each and every year. Start today to use these LIDAR unit generated and collected revenues to collectively invest in our Selmer schools and students Selmer officials. As a result, Selmer will each year become a much more healthy, happy, outsider-attractive and productively growing town and community. In closing, I will gladly take five of those $50 LIDAR unit tickets right now if the resulting net revenues are all earmarked for, and will be given over to our Selmer schools and students. Sincerely, Fred Felker, Selmer
Whitaker responds to School Board story This is in response to the story in the paper last week about the School Board work session. A particular line in the story stated that I said the bathrooms in our schools were pathetic. This was not directed at the janitors for our schools. The things I was talking about during the rest of the discussion was that the hardware (plumbing, sinks, commodes, etc.) is in bad shape and that it did not matter how much we cleaned them, they were in bad shape. Our janitors do a great job of cleaning our schools. Ricky Whitaker, McNairy County School Board Member
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Tennesseans to Receive $2.8 Million in Refunds from E-Book Price-Fixing Agreement An Author Submitted Article
Tennesseans will begin receiving account credits or checks this week in a partial agreement resolving an Ebook price-fixing lawsuit brought by Attorney General Bob Cooper and attorneys general from 32 other states. The lawsuit, calling for $166 million nationwide payment, was brought against Apple, Inc. and five of the six largest E-book publishers (Hachette Book Group Inc., HarperCollins Publishers LLC, Simon & Schuster Inc., Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC, d/b/a Macmillan, and Penguin Group (USA) Inc.) in the country three years ago. Tennessee’s share is approximately $2.8 million The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has now approved those agreements after finding they
conspired to restrain trade in violation of federal and state laws. “My Office is happy that Tennesseans will receive this compensation soon,” Attorney General Bob Cooper said. “Unfortunately, it took approximately three years to prove consumers paid millions of dollars more than they should have because these companies conspired to artificially raise the price of E-books.” It has not yet been determined how many Tennesseans will receive funds. As part of the agreement, consumers will receive an account credit or check based on the number of eligible E-books they bought during the claims period (April 1, 2010 to May 21, 2012). Whether a consumer receives a credit or check depends on the retailer through which consumers bought their E-books. Eligible consumers
should review their e-mail for communications from their E-book retailer, or from the Settlement Administrator, regarding account credits or checks. For more information, please visit www.ebookagsettlements.com. Apple declined to settle the claims against it, and the District Court conducted a three-week trial in June 2013. Following that trial, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote found that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing a conspiracy to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise e-book prices, in violation of federal and state antitrust laws. A second trial to determine the amount of damages Apple must pay for that violation has been tentatively scheduled for May. If successful, additional account credits or checks will be distributed to Tennessee consumers in the future.
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 • 2nd Lt. William B. Bailey, USMC • 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 • PFC 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 • 2nd Lt. Chad Sweaton, Army • SPC Dakota Taylor, National Guard • Jeremy Thompson • ET3 Jeremy Wilbanks, US Coast Guard • PVT Demaro Wiley, SC, Army National Guard • Joseph Lloyd Williams MM3 US Navy • Master Sergeant Stanley Wilson, USAF - Retired • SPC Jeffrey Witoszczak U.S. Army • Petty Officer James Matthew Wolford • A1C Logan D. Mosier, USAF EDITOR’S NOTE: If your loved one has had a change in active duty status, please contact us at (731) 645-5346.
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Mike Todd Congiardo
Carlos Edward ‘Bubby’ Ledlow
Ivene Bishop, 97, of Enville, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at TriStar Summit Medical Hospital. She has now been reunited with her husband Lester. Ivene had been in good health and her passing was unexpected. Ivene had most recently been living with her daughter Janice in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Ivene was born June 21, 1916 in Enville, Tenn. to Robert and Florence Tenry. Lester and Ivene spent 60 active years of marriage and were involved in the Enville community. Lester and Ivene were supporting members of the Mount Zion and Milledgeville Methodist Churches and spent their working years farming near Mount Zion. Ivene worked at the Garan shirt factory in Adamsville, Tenn. where she was a Union officer. After Lester’s passing, Ivene enjoyed the companionship of the Adamsville Senior Center. Ivene loved nature, flowers, and watching butterflies, birds and critters. In her later years, Ivene lived alternately with her children in Tennessee and Indiana. She is survived by her son, Dwight Edward (Wanda) Bishop of Bartlett, Tenn.; daughters Linda Joyce (Charlie Somers) of West Lafayette, IN and Janice Ann (Roger Hutchins) Bishop of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; grandchildren, Beth Dutton, Sherrye (John) Harrell, Michael (Shannon) Bishop, Eric (Tirzah) Somers, Brian (Julie) Somers and Amy (Adam) Lawson; six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; step grandchildren, Vickie Moore, Kim (Wesley) Wheeler, Ken (Casey) Kirby, Katie (Josh) Stone, Kristy (David) Sheppard; 15 step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Reabon (Carolyn) Tenry of Union City, TN, Knox (Jo) Tenry of Pleasant Shade, Tenn. and sister Agnes Smith of Henderson, Tenn.; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lester Bishop; her parents; sister, Ulene; brothers Welton, Harold, Wilson, Ray and Neal. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Home in Adamsville, Tenn. Burial followed at Mount Zion Cemetery, Enville, TN. Pastor Roger Henson of Milledgeville United Methodist Church officiated. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Mount Zion Cemetery Fund. You may also sign the online Tribute Wall at www.shackelfordfuneraldirectors.com.
Michael Todd Congiardo was born October 25, 1964 in Jackson, Tenn., the son of Patricia Prather Congiardo and the late Samuel Frank Congiardo, Jr. Mike graduated Adamsville High School in 1982, pursued his love of music at Murray State University in Kentucky with a Bachelor’s of Music Education and then at the University of Alabama with a Master’s of Music Performance. One could say that music and band directing is a family passion, Mike was a band director for 23 years just like his late father, his uncle, Greg and brother, Frankie. For the past few years, Mike or “Mr. C.” as he was affectionately known by his band students, was the band director at Madison Academic Magnet High School. Not only was “Mr. C.” the band director: he was a mentor, motivator, counselor, developer of musical talents, saxophone player, a well-respected teacher but most of all he was a friend. In his spare time, you could often find Mike at his favorite fishing spots or spending time with his family, girlfriend and friends. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Humboldt, Tennessee. Mike departed this life on March 21, 2014 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 49 years, 4 months, 24 days. He is survived by his mother, Pat Congiardo of Selmer, Tenn.; a brother, Frankie Congiardo and wife Debra of Adamsville, Tenn.; nephew, Zach Congiardo of Adamsville, Tenn.; niece, Darby Congiardo of Adamsville, Tenn.; girlfriend, Wendy Lovett of Murray, KY; uncles and aunts, Greg and Theresa Stover of Medon, Tenn., Johnny and Linda Blakely of Ramer, Tenn., Dr. Marshall and Martha Priest of Boise, ID; and a host of extended family and friends. A graveside service was held on March 24, 2014 at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Ramer, Tennessee with Deacon Jim Gray officiating.
Carlos Edward (Bubby) Ledlow of Selmer, Tenn., departed this life on March 17, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 53 years, 5 months, 26 days. He was born September 19, 1960 in Memphis, Tenn., the son of Mary Thelma Capooth and the late Carlos Collum Ledlow. He was united in marriage to Tammy Bivens on November 5, 1983. He was an Inspector at Bodine Aluminum in Jackson, Tenn. and had worked at several manufacturing companies during his lifetime. He liked riding motorcycles, shooting pool, and listening to 60’s and 70’s music. Carlos always put his family first and foremost above his own interests. Carlos is survived by his wife Tammy Ledlow of Selmer, Tenn.; a daughter, Teesha Ledlow Seigars and husband Allen of Selmer; his mother, Mary Thelma Ledlow also of Selmer. He is also survived by a host of extended family and friends. Services were held on March 20, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Lebanon United Methodist Church near Michie, Tennessee, with Steve Webb officiating. Burial followed in the Lebanon Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer was in charge of arrangements.
Leo Leonard Roberts Leo Leonard Roberts was born February 24, 1956 in Emporia, KS, the son of the late Jerry Lee and Shirley Elaine Rogers. Mr. Roberts was an auto body technician and also had worked for Butt Foods in Jackson, Tenn. He was a member of the Stantonville United Methodist Church in Stantonville Tenn. Some of his favorite pastimes were riding motor cycles, listening to rock music, and spending time with family and friends. Mr. Roberts departed this life on March 20, 2014 in at the age of 58 years, 24 days. He is survived by his companion Victoria Hubbard of Adamsville, Tenn.; two sons, Leo David Roberts and wife Pam of Newman, IL, Jesse Rae Roberts and wife Maggie of Atwood, IL; six grandchildren, Hannah Marie Roberts, Tanner Rae Roberts, Kamie Elaine Roberts, Isaac Roberts, Marijane Roberts, Leo David Roberts; a brother, Stephen Richard Lee and wife Doris of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Ethel Elaine Rogers of Memphis, Tenn., Victoria Evelyn Clarke of Memphis, Tenn., Lori-Ann Rogers of Memphis, Tenn.; and a host of extended family and friends.
Gladys Marie Lewis Gladys Marie Lewis was born the thirteenth of fifteen children to Henry B. and Luola Garner Lewis on September 11, 1928. She grew up in Bethel Springs and Henderson, and attended public schools in those communities, as well as the University of Tennessee. Gladys was saved under the ministry of Rev. R.G. Jackson in 1945, baptized in Jesus Name at the Bemis Pentecostal Church, and filled with the Holy Ghost at the Southern District Pentecostal Church Campground the same year. She married Fred Robertson in January of 1946. She served as Evangelist and Missionary Hostess, Church Youth Director, Bible School Director, Sunday School Teacher, Convention Delegate and Church Secretary for the United Pentecostal Church in Tennessee and Mississippi. She lived and worked with her husband in Tennessee and Illinois; and then was a principal of the family business, Robertson Brothers Trading Post, from its inception in 1952 until her retirement in 1993. She served two terms as McNairy County Commissioner, and held multiple offices with the McNairy County Republican Party. Mrs. Gladys passed away at Chester County Healthcare on Sunday, March 23 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by thirteen of her brothers and sisters; by her eldest son Wayne in 1995; by her grandson Michael Lee True in 2000; and by her husband Fred in 2009. She is survived by her sister, Frances Lewis Cupples Holland of Savannah, Tenn., by her youngest son John Paul of Finger, Tenn.; by four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a whole host of nieces and nephews, most of whom she helped raise. Visitation was at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Johnson Chapel of Shackelford Funeral Directors, on East Main Street in Henderson, across from the Chester County Middle School. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, at Johnson Chapel, with interment at Cabo Cemetery on Highway 22A between Jacks Creek and Enville. We request that, instead of food or flowers, memorial contributions be sent to the Finger Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 101, Finger, TN 38334.
Julie Ann Nichols Julie Ann Nichols was born November 11, 1971 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Kent and Linda Nichols. Mrs. Nichols had worked as a manager for Subway in Selmer in recent years and also served her community as a volunteer fire fighter. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Some of her favorite pastimes were playing pool, playing drums, swimming, looking at trucks, coloring in coloring books especially pictures of Raggedy Ann, and spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Nichols departed this life on March 18, 2014 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 42 years, 4 months, 7 days. She is survived by her husband, Cedrick Wilson of Selmer, Tenn.; her life partner, Stacy Davis of Selmer, Tenn.; a daughter, Jessica Jordan Nichols and a son, Kent Wilbret Nichols, II both of Selmer, Tenn.; three brothers, Jimmy Gasper, Billy Gasper, Eddie Simpson all of Selmer; a god daughter, LaDasha Atkins; special friends Duke Prather, Selina Hill, Jay Prather, Elijah Prather, and Adrian (Fat Daddy) Prather. Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by a brother, James Simpson Jr.
Toby Lewis Hudson Toby Lewis Hudson was born on Septemer 17, 1955 in Selmer, Tenn., the son of Mary Nell Hudson and the late Clinton Hudson Sr. Toby departed this life on March 9, 2014 at Stone Crest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tenn. at 6:30 a.m. at the age of 58. Toby accepted Christ at an early age and attended Mt. Zion Bapist Church. He was always very energetic and enjoyed walking, dancing, and taking care of all the children. Whether he was dancing around doing the splits, telling old stories about way back when, calling people turkey, or spending time with his beloved family and friends, he experienced life to the fullest and impacted every person he met. Although Toby is no longer with us, pieces of his heart are still here because he so freely shared his own heart. In addition to his father, the late Clinton Hudson Sr., Toby Hudson was preceded in death by four grandparents, Ora “Shorty” and Pearl Hudson, Linnie and Elnora Lusk; one brother, Timmy “Brodo” Hudson; one niece, Tamatha Denise Hudson. He is survived by his loving mother, Mary Nell Hudson of Selmer; a handsome son, Markettus Ross of Jackson, Tenn.; a sister, Marie (Charles) Atkins of Selmer, Tenn.; three brothers, Clinton (Betty) Hudson Jr. of Bolivar, Tenn., Johnny (Dianne) Hudson and Claudie Hudson Sr. both of Selmer, Tenn.; three nieces, Brandy (Bernard) Strayhorn and Dominquie Atkins, both of Selmer, Tenn., Rena Gillespie of Flint, MI; three nephews, Claudie (Sunny) Hudson Jr. of Ramer, Tenn., Tywon Trice of Selmer, Tenn., John (DaVidia) Hudson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; six aunts, Virginia Williams of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Ann Prather and Ina Garrett, both of Selmer, Tenn., Jewel Dean Hudson and Pearl Hannah, both of Flint, MI, Tee Willie (Lonnell) Cobb of Dayton, OH; five uncles, William Charles (Terri) Lusk and Bobby West of Milwaukee, WI, Curtis Hudson and Joe Hudson of Flint, MI, Homer (Myrtle) Hudson of Memphis, Tenn.; five great nephews; five great nieces. He also leaves to cherish his memory, two very close friends, Manuel and Malcolm Knight, both of Selmer, Tenn. There are also a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends. Homegoing celebration was held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Cypress Creek First Baptist Church in Selmer. Pastor, Clifford E. Wynn, Jr., officiated. Interment was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Selmer.
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Loyd E. Wilburn was born January 21, 1949 in Huntsville, AL, the son of the late Jessie Lee and Lizzie Mae Wilburn. Mr. Wilburn was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Mr. Wilburn departed this life on March 21, 2014 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 65 years, 2 months. He is survived by five sisters, Debra Jean Chenault of Selmer, Tenn., Lizzie Mae Doyle and husband Elvis of Savannah, Tenn., Patricia Ann Aldridge of Iuka, MS, Jessie Sparks of Toney, AL, Mary English and husband Randy of Dresen, Tenn.; a brother, JT Wilburn and wife Ruby of Selmer, Tenn.; and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to his wife, Nancy Irene Matlock Wilburn, and parents, Mr. Wilburn was preceded in death by two sisters, Jannie Lee Wilburn, Rosetta Wilburn; a brother, Jessie (Junior) Wilburn. Services were held on March 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with David Lee officiating. Burial followed in the Union Grove Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee.
Patricia Ann Edwards was born January 18, 1942 in Oswego, NY, the daughter of the late Martin and Viola Strokes Neily. She was united in marriage to Jeffery Lynn Edwards in 1991. Mrs. Edwards was a homemaker. She had worked in medical filing for the United States Navy and as a school cross guard in New York. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, making crafts for her family, watching Nascar and wrestling. Mrs. Edwards departed this life on March 23, 2014 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 72 years, 2 months, 5 days. She is survived by her husband, Jeffery Lynn Edwards of Selmer, Tenn.; three daughters, Deborah Harville and husband George Dewayne, Sr. of Selmer, Tenn., Dawn McNeely and husband Green, Jr. of Bethel Springs, Tenn., Amy Hood and husband Sean of Selmer, Tenn.; a sister, Sharon Lozier and husband Don of Virginia; two grandchildren, LaDenna Harville, George Dewayne Harville, Jr.; three great grandchildren, Matthew, Jasper, and Samuel Harville; two nieces, a nephew and other extended relatives. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by grandchildren, infants Casey and Tracey Hood. Services will be held on March 27, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Paul Henley officiating. Burial will follow in the Mathis Cemetery at Pocahontas, Tennessee.
Lawrence Obra Sims, age 84, of Como, Tennessee, passed away on March 19, 2014 at Paris Health Care Nursing and Rehab Center, Paris, Tenn. Mr. Sims was born December 17, 1929 in Selmer, Tenn. to the late Lonnie J. and Minnie McCormack Sims. He was a member of McKenzie First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a member of Tennessee Army National Guard and was an appliance salesman, electrician and farmer. Survivors include, a spouse, Mrs. Joyce Mitchell Sims of Como, Tenn.; two sons, Edward (Beverly Sims of Kenton, Tenn, and Darryl ( Janice) Sims of Como, Tenn.; two brothers, Bobby (Geraldine) Sims of Selmer, Tenn. and E.G. ( Joy) Sims, of Clarksville, Tenn.; a son-in-law, Jerry Johnson of Henderson, Tenn.; 9 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Etta Sims Johnson; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel, Dresden, Tenn., on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. Bro. Tony Janner, officiated. Burial was in Lake Hill Memory Gardens.
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March 30 • Falcon Baptist Church Singing There will be a singing at Falcon Baptist Church on Sunday, March 30 beginning at 6 p.m. featuring Jerry Whitten Band. Meal will be served at 5 p.m. • Maggie Jones Gospel Singing There will be a Gospel Singing at the Maggie Jones UMC, located on FingerLeapwood Rd on Sunday March 30 starting at 11:00am. Pastor Bro. Harry Deloach. Snack foods at noon and singing afterward. Featuring the Maggie Jones singers. Everyone is invited. • 5th Sunday Cookout & Singing Forty Forks Baptist Church will be hosting their 5th Sunday Singing & Cookout, March 30. Eat at 5 p.m. & singing at 6 p.m. Enjoy great fellowship,
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Sofas and beds By Tony Watson Contributor
Oh, my goodness! Little Goldilocks would have a ball! Just let her come through the doors of Sofas and Beds at our red light and she could go completely blitzo! There are enough mattresses that she wouldn’t have to stop at Daddy Bear’s firm mattress or Mother Bear’s pillow-top mattress or Baby Bear’s perfectly wonderful bed. She could climb up on one, hop to the next one, plop on another and do a flipping flop on yet another. And that would only be after she had scrunched down all comfy in Daddy Bear’s big ole lounge chair, or rocked away in Mother Bear’s overstuffed chair, or searched for Baby Bear’s “just right” chair. You see, at Sofas and Beds on the corner with our red light, Rick Ratcliff keeps a huge assortment of furnishings. He can get you those perfect chairs to watch your wide screen television, a beautiful lamp to help read an engaging story, or a good ole rug for the family pet or youngest children to play at your feet. His huge dis-
play floor that looks onto Main Street is just part of his store. He has an additional showroom off the back to hold the furniture that you may want to replace any of yours that has begun to see better days. Say you don’t see it on his display floor? He can order it up special made to your specifications. All you need do is look through some of the impressive catalogs he has displayed on a table towards the back. Need a new bedroom or dining room suite? He can get that going for you! Rick has lived in the area since 1996, but he opened this store in February 2009. He has been in the retail and wholesale furniture business for 35 years. When he saw how great this location was in such a wonderful town, he couldn’t resist bringing his business to Adamsville. Years ago the display floor held sparkly new Fords under the distribution of the Pettigrew family. I’m thinking little Goldilocks would have had a ball romping around Fords, too. Rick’s own children are grown and making it on their own now with
COMMUNITY EVENTS • New Children’s Books at McConnico Daisy and Josephine by Melissa Gilbert, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and Octopus’s Garden by Ringo Starr are some of the many new children’s books at McConnico Library. Also, ask for the new book list at the front desk. We also have hundreds of books you may read on your ipad or any compatible device with internet access free. For more information, please call Library Director Norma Humphries 643-5571. • Relay For Life of McNairy County 2014 Important Dates Team captain meetings will be held once a month at 5 p.m. at the Democratic Headquarters in Selmer. Please come prepared to announce any fundraisers you have coming up and ask any questions you may have. Bank night is June 12 and Relay for Life in the Park is June 20. For more information on how to register, call LaShell Moore, team development chairperson, at 731-610-1881. March 28 • McNairy County Democratic Party meeting McNairy Co Democratic Party will have monthly meeting Friday March 28th at 6pm at the headquarters in Selmer. The 3rd district is hosting the meal with chili, soups and the trimmings. Everyone welcome to come and help get the 2014 election started. Our group of candidates as their campaign has officially started. We appreciate a donation at the door for the building expenses. March 29 • Old School Style Basketball Game Basketball ... where only the strong survive! The 10th Annual Old School Style Basketball will be on March 29 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Selmer Civic Gym, Selmer. Admission $5 and age six and under get in free. $100.00 per team (up to 12 players at team) (men & women). There will be First and Second Place trophies awarded. Sponsored by Bethel Springs Rosenwald Community Center. Call Sherry Smith (731) 610-6011. Thank you for your support for our building fund. April 5 • Michie School Reunion Michie School will be having a reunion on April 5th at
one as a dental hygienist and the other in tool and die manufacturing, creating the motors of a well known brand of cars. Well, those cars aren’t Fords, so I’ll just keep moving along with Rick’s story in Mildred’s memory without naming that brand. If you have time to kick back and talk to Rick, he’ll probably gently close the Bible he’s been reading and tell you about more than the memory foam on some of his mattresses. He’ll recall the memory of encountering a loving Savior in that very room shortly after opening the store. No, Jesus didn’t walk through the front door that day, but He certainly walked right into Rick’s heart. The path Rick has walked with Him since that day will come to a special moment this April 27. He is to be ordained as a deacon in his church, Hopewell Missionary Baptist. You see, Rick relied on his relationship with Jesus when he was diagnosed with cancer this past July. He had some serious surgery and then waited those three months so many wait to see if they can be declared cancer
free. Sure enough, a follow up PSA test brought the welcomed news that he was now officially a cancer survivor. That brush with death and that assurance of Life caused Rick to rethink how many hours a week he wanted to push himself to run both his farm and his business. The outcome was shortening the store hours. So if you want to check out his inventory, you need to get on down there on Wednesday through Saturday. He’ll be closing at 4:00 on Saturdays, but at 5:00p.m. on those other days. You’ll find that he doesn’t play around with his prices, always listing them at a price that gives you the best for your dollar. So, if you haven’t done a flip on your mattress lately, you might want to come in and flip over Rick’s inventory. And if you see any little girls with golden curls and a hungry appetite for porridge, I think I’d get out of her way if she’s going in Sofas and Beds for Less at 119 W. Main Street. There just might be three bears trailing her from up the street.
CHURCH EVENTS FROM PAGE 8A
people with their singing along the way. Come and join us for great night of praise and worship. For more information, please call the church office at 645-8868 or Pastor Mike Hollaway at 610-1077.
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Happy 2nd Harper Rae Blakney turned two years old on March 17, 2014. She is the daughter of Dustin and Madalyn Blakney. Harper had a Candyland Party. She celebrated with her family and friends.
Thank You We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped out and prayed for our family during Jeff’s sickness. To everyone that donated their time and money at the benefit or in any other way, it is a true blessing because we know how valuable both are to everyone. There is no way to say thank you enough except that you all were a God sent blessing. Please continue to pray for Jeff and our family. We still have a long road ahead and it’s people like all of you that keeps the road in sight. “If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it!” Thanks so much! Jeff and Michelle Hanna
• Friendship Baptist Singing Come join the congregation at Friendship Baptist Church every Fifth Sunday of the month for Sunday night singing. We will begin out singing and praising God through music on Sunday, March 30th at 5pm. Immediately following our song service. We ask everyone to join us for our fellowship meal. Everyone is welcome! Come meet our new pastor, Jonathan Wilbanks!
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April 4 • Adamsville First Methodist Sale Adamsville First Methodist Church will have a yard and bake sale on Friday, April 4th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 5th from 7 a.m. to 12 noon. inside the activity building.
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
McNairy County Health Care
Laughing is good for the soul
FROM PAGE 9A
Michie School in the cafeteria beginning at 4:30 p.m. All alumni and spouses are invited to share in the fellowship, memories, and potluck dinner. To be served at 5:30. Please bring your favorite dish and join us for the fun.
By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor
I have heard laughing is good for the soul. If this is true, John Droke and Constance Dusek’ soul should be in good shape this week. It was Hee Haw time in the county, and one of the patients favorite outings. Mr. John Droke, Constance Dusek, Anne Manley, Bobby Cupples, along with some of the staff, was invited to the great event. We started the night off with dinner out and there is nothing like a good hot dog to get your spirits up. Patricia Simmons, who is over the activities, always makes sure her patients have the best. Front row seats, thanks to Ray Prather and Joe Dan Maness, were in store for our folks. Shelia Milford, who plays Momma, made Mr. John’s night when she came and sat in his lap and whispered sweet nothings in is ear. I have never seen anyone enjoy the night any more than John and Mrs. Dusek. The cast were great and made sure they showed special attention to our folks on the front row. Now, I have said, if you want to be my friend, be good to the folks in our home and they sure got special treatment this night. The singing was great, the jokes funny and a good time was had by all. I always enjoy this as much as the patients and look forward to it every year. Cancer is a horrible disease and has touched so many lives in our home and our own families. So anything we can do to help, is a good thing. We all had the privilege this week to join our sister
home, Tennessee Quality, at Taste of McNairy, and I am proud to report, they won an award for the most fun table. Great job! And our hats are off to Kristen and Tana. A good week for our home and the folks who live here. Be sure and mark your calendars for Nursing Home Week the second week of May. Again, the book should be here by then and we hope all of you will come out and show your support to our folks by buying a book and having them sign their page. The last time we did this, it was great for our folks. I have said John Grissom could not have been as proud as they were that day. The money from the books will all go to a charity in our county, so this is a win- win event. I have had the honor the last two weeks of folks living. One in our community and one from out of state, who have called me about the stories and the folks they were written about. I would like to take the credit for this, but learned a long time ago, the credit goes to the one who gives me the stories. So, if you enjoy them, take the time to come and buy a book and praise my Father for not calling the quality, but qualifying the call. God is good every day to a poor girl from Finger, Tennessee. Until next time.
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April 7-12 • Healthy Me Day in the Park In observance of National Public Health Week, the McNairy County Health Department Staff and Community Partners are sponsoring “Healthy Me” Day In the Park for children, parents and the whole family! This will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Selmer City Park. The free event promotes good health, physical activity and family fun. Activities include hula hoops, jump ropes, beanbag toss, basketball games, Frisbee, face painting and prizes. Displays include the DARE van, police car, fire truck, ambulance and child identification kits. For more information call Anandra McCord at the McNairy County Health Department, 731-645-3474 Ext.119
April 19 • Tractor Show Stantonville Fire Department will be hosting a tractor show with Tennessee River Old Iron Tractor Club on April 19th. More information to come.
NOTICE: Food Giveaway Food giveaway for the needy in McNairy County will be Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 8:30 until all food is gone. This will be held at the old Garan building, corner of East Main St. and Dorsky St., next to Jack’s Restaurant in Adamsville. TO QUALIFY FOR FOOD: 1. Monthly income below $2,9044 for a family of four. (bring pay stub or Food Stamp Card), (Monthly income below $1,939 for a family of two), Monthly income below
$1,436 for a family of one) 2. Need picture ID or Social Security Card. 3. Bring utility bill stub (showing you live in McNairy County) 4. Only one box of food, per household or address. First come, first serve until all food is gone. We plan to have this program available every month, watch paper for date. Sponsored by MidSouth Food Bank and McNairy County Loaves and Fishes.
PIctured above are the members at the March meeting of American Legion Post 97 in Adamsville. A special visitor was present, Rex McBee, the West Tennessee Vice Commander. (Right) At the meeting, member Tommy Morris, was presented with a certificate of appreciation fopr keeping post 97’s Charter in place by collecting dues and sending them to National for 18 years that Post 97 was inactive. Any Veteran interested in joining our post, please contact Bob May 731-607-1918. Meeting are 2nd Monday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center in Adamsville, Tenn.
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PERFECT GAME Volume 111, Number 45, Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gabby Morris records 14 strike outs against Middleton in the 10-0 victory By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor
The Adamsville Lady Cardinals played host to the Middleton Lady Tigers last week, and pitcher Gabby Morris stepped up shutting the Lady Tigers down and throwing a perfect game.
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The Lady Cardinals took the field to start the game against the Lady Tigers, and that is when starting pitcher went to work on making history. The Sophomore pitcher recorded three strike outs in the first inning, and there would be more to come. On the offensive side, the Lady Cardinals got the game started quick as the top of the lineup jumped on the Lady Tiger starting pitcher and scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning. After going back on defense, Morris had the Lady Tigers batter right where she wanted them as she again displayed great pitching and struck out the side. With their pitcher on a roll, the Lady Cardinals kept the bats going and once again was able to put three runs on the board. Now with a six run lead, Morris had plenty
of room to work and she continued to pitch at a very high level. Once again there was not much for the Lady Cardinal defense to do as Morris was able to strike out the side for the third time in a row. The Lady Cardinals came in to bat, and they were able to stay consistent and put real pressure on the Lady Tigers. Once again the Lady Cardinals were able to rally and bring three more runs across to extend their lead to 9-0. Now with the big lead the Cardinals were in a great position to take home the win, and Morris was there to make sure of that. Staying with her excellent form, Morris was again able to sit down the Tigers by striking out the side. As the bottom of the fourth inning came around the Lady Cardinals all but had the win wrapped up, but they wanted to get that tenth run to end the game in five innings instead of seven. The Lady Cardinals were able to push that run across, and they took a 10-0 lead going into what would now be the final inning. In the top of the fifth Gabby Morris was back in the circle and looking just as strong as she did in the early innings. However, this time Morris was not able to strike
Cardinals for the rest of the season. After the great game from Morris, the Cardinals went on to have a good week with victories over Madison, Milan and McEwen while falling to Lexington and Obion County. MHS: 0 0 0 0 0 — 00 00 0 AHS: 3 3 3 1 x — 10 12 0
(AHS) (Batting) Anna Johnson: 2-2, 3 R; Parker Davis: 2-3, 2 R; Gabby Morris: 2-3; Olivia Johnson: 2-3, 2 R; Laura Shiver: 1-3, 1 R; Lilly Webb: 1-3; Lauren Rhodes: 0-3; Deanna Taylor: 0-3; Abbie Lunsford: 2-3, 2 R (Pitching) Gabby Morris: 5 IP, 14 K out the side, instead she struck out two and got the other batter out with a 1-3 putout. Morris held on for the five inning perfect game, and looks to remain strong for the Lady Graphic Images by Drew Wheeler
Bobcats hang on to beat the Cardinals at home
Neill: 1-4, 1 R; Austin Cotner: 1-3, 1 RBI; Canon Smith: 0-3; Trevor Griffin: 2-3; Onri Damron: 1-2; Stone Lipford: 0-3; Laderrick Means: 0-3 (Pitching) Stone Lipford: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 5 BB, 2 K
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The McNairy Central Bobcats played host to their in county rivals the Adamsville Cardinals, and were able to hang on for the home win.
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The Cardinals got off to a fast start against the Bobcats, as Dustin Neill was able to come out and get a big RBI early in the first inning. The Cardinals were only able to push the one run across in the inning, but they took a 1-0 lead over the Bobcats and looked to keep up the good play. Once Adamsville took the field, it was Stone Lipford who took the mound for the Redbirds, and he had a good start to the contest. After Lipford was able to sit the Bobcats down without giving up a run, the Bobcat defense took the field and starting pitcher Blake McCalvin looked to settle in. McCalvin was able to calm down and throw well, and he kept the Cardinals off balance not allowing any runs to score in the second inning. Once the bottom of the second inning rolled around, Lipford came back on the mound and was still able to keep the tough Bobcat offense at bay. McNairy was not able to put any runs on the board in the second, and the defense came back out on the field to make sure they kept the Cardinals at only a one run lead. As the Bobcats took the field, McCalvin continued to pitch well and did not allow the Cardinals to bring any runs home. Still down 1-0 moving into the third inning, the Bobcats need to get some runs on the board. They did just that. In the bottom of the third McNairy was able to put a couple of hits together, and push a run across bringing the game to a 1-1 tie. Moving into the fourth inning, McCalvin stayed in his rhythm, as was able to once again keeping the Cardinals off the scoreboard. McNairy was not able to score any of their own in the bottom of the fourth, but they were able to break the game open in the bottom of the fifth. After McCalvin kept the Cardinals off the board in the fifth the Bobcats were able to push a run across and take a small 2-1 lead. Holding on to the momentum, the Bobcats were also able to push one more run across in the bottom of the sixth, putting all the pressure on the Cardinals. As McCalvin stayed on the mound the Cardinals would have one more chance to put up at least two more runs to stay in the game. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, McCalvin was able to finish the game strong and the Cardinals fell to the Bobcats in their first match-up of the season.
(MCHS) (Batting) Chase Smith: 0-2, 1 R; Matt Chandler: 1-3; Tyler Melton: 1 R; Jonathan Nixon: 0-1; Clay Dancer: 1-2, 2 RBI; Thomas Stevens: 0-2; Sidney Rickman: 0-2, 1 R; Austin Pace: 0-1; Briley Taylor: 1-1; Blake McCalvin: 0-3; Logan Roberts: 0-3 (Pitching) Blake McCalvin: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
AHS: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 1 6 1 MCHS: 0 0 1 0 1 1 x — 3 3 3 (AHS) (Batting) Cody Meeks: 0-3; Jacob Wallis: 1-4; Dustin
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Cardinal Jacob Wallis takes his lead from first while Bobcat Clay Dancer holds him close to first base. The Bobcats were able to rally and beat the Cardinals 3-1 in their first match-up this season.
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
Bobcats produce strong showing on the court By Morgan Ouellette Sports Writer
McNairy Central’s Tennis team took on Hardin County, and suffered a bitter loss against them. In the girl’s singles matches Annie Trumbleson played against Morgan Mathis and fell with a score of 8-0. Rylee Smith played against Abby Adkisson, but lost 8-1. Kaitlyn Gray was defeated by Hardin County player Dorothy Roth 8-1. Margie Coleman fell to her opponent by a very close match with a final score of 8-5. Anna Grace Hively was defeated in a tie breaker against Ronita Walker. Samantha Wyte played Nicole Harris and lost 6-2. In the girls doubles matches Trumbleson and Smith paired up to play against Mathis and Adkisson, but were defeated 8-2. The Gray/Coleman duo played against Roth/McChristat and lost 8-2.
In the final doubles match Harris and Ward were defeated by their Hardin County opponent 6-3. In the boy’s match against Hardin County Grant Goodman was defeated by opponent Matt Mathis. Sam Pierce defeated his Hardin County opponent 8-6. Hunter Foote played Eli Baker and lost 8-6. Bobcat Dalton Hendrix played against Logan Young, but fell with a score of 8-6. Adam Harris and Ramon Pineda were also defeated by close calls to their Hardin County opponents. In the doubles matches Goodman and Foote played against Mathis and Mallette and were defeated 8-1. Hendrix/Pierce fell to Hardin County students by 8-5. Peyton Wolf and Travon McClendon played Chandler Harris and Eli Smith and lost 6-2. McNairy Cental tasted the sweet taste of victory when they played the Bolivar Tigers. In the girl’s singles matches Annie Trumbleson played against Taylor Turburg and defeated her with a score of 8-5. Rylee Smith played Whitnee Wilhite and came out victorious 8-5. Kaitlyn Gray defeated her Bolivar opponent 8-6. McKinze Mathenia was defeated by Emily Sisco 8-0. In the girl’s doubles matches Trumbleson and Smith played against Wilhite and Clark and defeated them 8-1. Gray and Mathenia were defeated by Bolivar 8-1. In the boy’s singles matches Grant Goodman defeated Jake Wilson 8-6. Sam Pierce reigned victorious over his Bolivar opponent 8-5. Hunter Foote brought home a win against David Turbug with a score of 8-6. Dalton Hendrix won 8-2 against Bolivar player Owen Durrence. Travon McClendon defeated Luke Ormerod 8-4. In the boy’s doubles matches Goodman and Foote were defeated by Wilson and Turbug with a close score of 9-7. Pierce and Hendrix won against Frost and Durrence 8-4. Pineda and Wolfe won 8-0. McNairy Central played Chester County later on in the week, but could not come home with the win. Annie Trumbleson was defeated by Sarah Grace McNeil 8-6. Rylee Smith lost against Chester County opponent Macy Maples 8-3. Kaitlyn Gray was defeated by Summer Smith 8-0. Anna Grace Hively lost against her opponent 8-4. McKenzie Mathenia fell against Alyssa Showers 8-3. In the doubles matches Trumbleson and Smith teamed up against McNail and Maples and were defeated 8-3. Gray and Hively were defeated by Smith and Showers 9-7. In the boys singles matches Grant Goodman played Dalton Hurst and fell with a score of 8-5. Sam Pierce played Michael Price and was defeated 8-2. Hunter Foote played Uday Patel and lost 8-3. Dalton Hendrix fell to his Chester County opponent 8-5. Adam Harris defeated his Eagle opponent with a score of 8-3. Payton Wolfe was defeated by Colton Cronin 8-1. In the doubles matches Godman and Foote defeated Hurst and Patel with a final score of 8-6. Pierce and Hendrix fell to their opponents 9-8. Pineda and McClendon won against Cronin and Urzua 8-3. Chester County ultimately won this district match. The Chester County girls defeated our McNairy Central Lady Bobcats Tennis Team 7-0. The Eagles defeated our Bobcats with a score of 5-2 Submitted Photo overall.
Adam Harris returns a serve for the McNairy Central Bobcats last week against the Bolivar Tigers.
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Bank of McNairy County makes donation to AHS Athletics
Driver Points Behind
Carl Edwards 186 --Dale Earnhardt Jr. 185 -1 Brad Keselowski 182 -4 Kyle Busch 158 -28 Kevin Harvick 97 -89 Jeff Gordon 184 -2 Matt Kenseth 179 -7 Jimmie Johnson 165 -21 Ryan Newman 150 -36 Austin Dillon 150 -36 Joey Logano 146 -40 Denny Hamlin 140 -46 Jamie McMurray 138 -48 Brian Vickers 137 -49 Paul Menard 134 -52 Ricky Stenhouse 132 -54 Kyle Larson 131 -55 Tony Stewart 127 -59 Casey Mears 126 -60 Kasey Kahne 123 -63 Marcos Ambrose 122 -64 Greg Biffle 122 -64 AJ Allmendinger 118 -68 Clint Bowyer 114 -72 Kurt Busch 99 -87
Bank of McNairy County donated $2,500.00 to be split between AHS Football and Baseball teams Pictured L to R: Jaime Reaves Bank of McNairy County; Rennard Woodmore AHSÂ Head Baseball Coach; Brandon Gray AHS Head Football Coach; Matt Griswell Bank of McNairy County; Jason Griffin Bank of McNairy County.
SPORTSBRIEFS West Tennessee Big Orange Club Bus Trip The WTBOC will be having a trip to Knoxville to see the Lady Vols softball team take on Ole Miss. The game will take place on May 3 and 4, and will be $108 per person. The bus will leave the Jackson Kmart at 6:30 a.m. with a breakfast stop in Dickson. The bus will return on the following Sunday, and their are 54 seats still available and the deadline will be April 15. Selmer Parks and Rec Spring Sports Selmer Parks and Rec is 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. Baseball will be for ages 12-15, 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 731645-3866 for more information. MRO Tournament It is time for the MRO Community Involvement Team Annual Basketball Tournament. The entry fee this year will be $40 per team, and the Tournament will be held on April 5 (Tip off at 9 a.m.) Teams must be between seven and nine players, have team colors and numbers, and be at least 18 years of age. There will be trophies awarded for the tournament winners and runners-up. The tournament will take place at the Selmer Community Center, and there
will be concessions sold, along with a $3 admission fee will be for everyone except for players. For for information, contact Glenn Davis at 731-439-3716 or Jamie Huggins at 731-610-2962. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life. Adamsville Parks and Rec Adamsville Parks and Rec will be holding spring tennis sign-ups. League sign-ups will begin March 10 and run through March 28. Available for kids in grades 5-12. Instructional guidance as well as match play will be offered. Entry fee is $25, and more for information contact Bubba Martin at 731-610-2093. Adamsville Tennis Tournament The Adamsville High School Tennis Team will be sponsoring a non-sanctioned tennis tournament open to all on April 11-13, 2014 at Buford Pusser Memorial Park in Adamsville, Tenn. For more information or entry forms, call Michael Harvill at 731-632-3273 between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 731-2392434 after 6 p.m., or cell 731434-8960. Deadline for entry
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Bobcats battle on the diamond By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor
The McNairy Central Bobcats had a good week on the diamond goin 2-2. However, one of the Bobcats’ losses was a district loss to Lexington High School. The Bobcats started the week off with two games against the Bolivar Tigers, one at home and one on the road. McNairy was able to get all of their hitters into a rhythm, as they were able to defeat the Tigers by run rule in both of the contests. The Bobcats won the games by a score of 11-0 and by a score of 10-0, giving them momentum moving forward in the season. McNairy would need the momentum
when they took on their rivals from across the river, the Hardin County Tigers. The Bobcats and the Tigers played a great game that came down to the wire, but ultimately the Bobcats were not able to take the Tigers down as they fell by only one run. After the loss to the Hardin County Tigers, the Bobcats still had a tough matchup ahead this time against the Lexington Tigers. In this district match-up, the Bobcats played well and fought until the very end, but unfortunately McNairy fell to Lexington 6-2. This is the Bobcats only district loss of the season so far, and they will have another opportunity to get their revenge against the Tigers in the coming weeks.
Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo
Jonathan Nixon makes the throw from short stop, getting the runner out at first.
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Injuries plague Cardinals By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor
The Adamsville Cardinals have had the injury bug hit early this season, and struggled this week against the powerful Jackson Christian and Hardin County teams. Following the tough loss to the Bobcats, the Cardinals made the trip to Savannah, Tenn. to take on the Tigers. The Cardinals fought, but their bats where not there, and they were not able to push any runs across against the Tigers. Despite the effort and the fight, the
Cardinals would fall to the Tigers 10-0, as they prepared for their next test which would be a district contest against the Jackson Christian Eagles. When the Cardinals took on JCS they were able to wake up the bats, but it still was not enough. With the injuries to several Cardinal starters and their hitting being in a slump, the Cardinals would fall to the Eagles by a score of 13-5. Adamsville looks to hang on while they try and get their team healthy and ready for the district tournament coming up in a few short weeks.
Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo
Michael Harpole sends a pitch to the plate for the Adamsville Cardinals.
MCNAIRYCOUNTYCHURCHDIRECTORY APOSTOLIC Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 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.
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.
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 Jay Houston, Pastor 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 Jetta Forsythe, Interim 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. & 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
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ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 1318 Poplar (Hwy. 64) • Selmer, TN 38375 Telephone: 731-645-4188 Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor
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. 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. Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Highway 57 West, Ramer Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. METHODIST Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E. Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church 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. 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.
First United Pentecostal-Eastview 7810 Hwy 45 S, Ramer Rev. Wayne Isbell, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Monday: 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7:15 p.m.
The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Sun. School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Gateway Holiness Chapel 2342 Refuge Rd., Bethel Springs Michael Price, Pastor Sunday: 2 p.m. Thursday: 7 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Rev. Gary Anderson Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor 610-1859 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church USA 800 Poplar Ave., Selmer Dr. James Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. ROMAN CATHOLIC 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 Abundant Life Christian Fellowship 4145 Hines Gin Road, Selmer Pastor D.R. Moore Services: Saturday 3 p.m. www.abundantlifecf.com 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. FaithPointe Church 440 Hwy 64 East, Adamsville Mike Sweeney, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wedesday nights: 7 p.m. Phone: 731-727-1177 www.faithpointechurch.com Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Ctr., Selmer Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. For info. call 731-434-0097 www.onechurchnow.com
Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. www.lifewindchurch.com Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach St., Selmer Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. World of Truth Church Hwy 57 West, Ramer Larry Cooksey, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. God’s Way Church 1121 Peach 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
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School menus Bethel Students play Dr. Frankenstein McNairy County Elementary Breakfast March 31 Pancake/Sausage Stick Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk
Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Whole Kernel Corn Garden Salad Diced Strawberry Cups Choice of Juice Choice of Milk
April 1 Biscuit & Peppered Gravy Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk April 2 Sausage Bagel Pizza or Yogurt Parfait Variety Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk April 3 Mini Pancakes Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk
Adamsville High & McNairy Central Lunch Menus March 31 Sausage Stuffed Crust Pizza or Chicken Nuggets/Roll or Corn Dog or Uncrustables Pack Spicy Fries Cheesy Potatoes Lima Beans Pineapple Tidbits Mixed Fruit Choice of Juice Choice of Milk April 1 Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza or Dixie Crunch Fish Basket or Buffalo Style Hot Wings/Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries White Beans Creamy Cole Slaw Garden Salad Pear Halves Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk
April 4 Sausage & Biscuit Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk McNairy County Elementary Lunch March 31 Popcorn Chicken/ Roll or Chili Cheese Burrito or Uncrustables Pack Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Black Eye Peas Diced Peaches Choice of Juice Choice of Milk April 1 Steak & Gravy/Roll or Corn Dog or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Green Beans Garden Salad Applesauce Choice of Juice Choice of Milk April 2 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 April 3 Ravioli Casserole/Roll or Hot Dog or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Tiny Whole Potatoes Peas & Carrots Creamy Cole Slaw Garden Salad Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk April 4 Sausage Stuffed Crust Pizza or Soft Shell Taco or Uncrustables Pack or
McNairy County Solid Waste and Recycling held its 2nd annual recycling box contest. The boxes had to be decorated in a litter prevention or recycling theme. Mrs. April Riley’s 8th grade homeroom class won with their creative “Harold Henry Hugglemonster” 3-D recycling box. The students were rewarded with a pizza party and Mrs. Riley received $50.00 for classroom supplies.
Sides named Star Greenhand
April 2 Pepperoni Wedge Pizza or Cheeseburger or Roasted Chicken/Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Baked Beans Sweet Potato Souffle Garden Salad Mixed Fruit Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk April 3 Cheese Sticks/Sauce or Golden Chicken Tenders/Roll or Meat Loaf/Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Potato Rounds Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Black Eye Peas Turnip Greens Garden Salad Diced Peaches Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk April 4 Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza or Mini Corn Dogs or Mexican Taco or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Battered Potato Wedges Whole Kernel Corn Refried Beans Garden Salad Applesauce Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice / Milk
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Allison Sides of the McNairy Central FFA chapter was named the 2014 West Tennessee Star Greenhand. The Greenhand Degree is the first degree that a freshman agriculture student can earn in the FFA. The 47 FFA chapters of West Tennessee each select the most outstanding Greenhand in their chapter and from those the Star Greenhand is selected. The selection process includes the FFA activities that the freshman member has participated in and the Supervised Agricultural Experiences that they are working on in their after-school hours. The candidates are also given a written test to evaluate their FFA knowledge and an oral interview to evaluate their total FFA program. Allison is the daughter of Chris and Anita Sides of Guys. She will compete with the Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee Star Greenhands at the 2014 FFA State Convention for the honor of 2014 Tennessee Star Greenhand.
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Selmer Middle School recognizes 3rd Quarter Principal’s List and Honor Roll Principal’s List Grade 5 Katie Craig Emma Dickey Kaitlin Kirk Ty Taylor Jake Morris Kaylee Miller
Grade 6 Megan Hodum Cierra Hill Allie King Emma Tull Tori York Tanner Parmely Grade 7 Camron Henley Peyton Kiddy Hadyn Nash Jack Simpson Grade 8
Ana Grace Ashe Alison Deaton Isabella Gray Jamie King Matthew Ashe Carly Bryant Wesley Ferguson
Honor Roll Grade 5 Chase Bodiford Kailyn Burkeens Eli Holcombe Morgan Moore Paige Morris James Roberts Caleb Shackelford Abby Williams Madison Carmack Caroline Anderson Abagail Ashe Anna Bedwell Alexis Weirich Amara Younger
Grade 6 Sloan Atkinson Clara Bodiford John Cox Will Deaton Keaton Gray Kailee King Mason Latham Elijah Staggs Grade 7 Brooke Replogle Jayden Austin Shelby Roy Madison Stackens Callie Beth Barkley Lucas Hively Lydia Locke Hunter McCullar
Ramer runners run in race
Janavee Patel Adrianna Sellers MadelynneThacker Hannah White Sheldon Williams David Wu Sammy Bakeer Jayli Ferguson Jalaysia Herring Trevor Mangrum Laini Plunk Braden Rickman Preston Steward Grade 8 Claire Foret Gabby Forsythe Emily Hamm Carson Kennedy Will Kennedy Chandler Roy Chase Wallace Emma Gray
Henry named to SVSU’s Fall 2013 Deans’ List Tyler Henry, a native of Adamsville, was one of 1,950 students from Saginaw Valley State University named to the Deans’ List for the fall 2013 semester.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
To be eligible for the Deans’ List, a student must take at least 12 credit hours and carry a semester GPA of 3.4 or better. Visit www.svsu.edu for more information.
Ramer P.E. Teacher Shannon Rodgers took several students to the Amanda Price 5K in New Albany, MS, on March 8, 2014. Of the several 1st time runners, Amanda Cutler placed 1st in her age group with an outstanding time of 23:03. Above L to R: Meribeth Boehler, Mallory Rodgers, Madison White, Alyssa Nash, Amanda Cutler, Montana Mensing, Sierra Mensing, and Shannon Rodgers. Ms. Boehler, our girls basketball coach, placed 3rd in her group. Everyone finished the 5K in great time and are looking forward to running again.
Volume 09 Issue 53 March 24, 2014
What’s Your Favorite Quote?
Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association 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
Mar. 23-28 •Spring Break Mar. 24 •SB Alcorn Ctrl A 5:30 •BsB Lexington H 6:30 (JV 4:30) Mar. 25 •BsB Lexington A 6:30 (JV 4:30) •SB Riverside H 5:00 Mar. 26 •BsB Middleton H 3:00 Mar. 29 •BsB Alcorn Central H 1:00 VAR (JV 11:00) Mar. 31 •Senior graduation invitations delivered during lunch April 1 •TEN Lexington H •SB Fayette Ware A 5:00 •BSOC Fayette Ware A 5:30 •BsB South Gibson & TCA April 2 •BsB Middleton A April 3 •TEN Southside H •BsB Madison & Northside A
By: Kaitlyn Boggs
into the minds of the student
certain things that they repeat to themselves to motivate them or inspire them. We were curious about students at McNairy Central’s favorite quotes. These two boys gave us an interesting insight
quote. “May the force be with you.” His is that famous line from Star Wars. Dylan Richard’s favorite quote is a good one. “Never regret anything that made you smile.”
The 2014-2015 Basketball Cheer Squad is (L to R) Row 1: Katie Allen, Kylee Ellsworth, body. Brittany Jernigan, Alexis Wynn, Payton Henley, Sara Grace Carroll; Row 2: Alayna Ward, Many people have quotes Luke Kennedy’s favorthat they live by. They have ite quote is actually a movie Alyssa Moore, Mackenzie Stone, Tessa Tucker, Rachel Smith and Jada Herring.
The 2014-2015 Football Cheer Squad is (L to R) Row 1: Brooke Southern, Taylor Wallace, Kassy Brush, Maggie Whitaker, Jill Whirley, Haley Sellers; Row 2: Mary Grace Hunter, Makayla Belk, Gabby Wiggins, Mollie Nash, Jana Woodruff, Taylor Parmely and Ana Grace Ashe.
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AUTOMOBILES 201 - AUTOS For Sale: 1996 Land Rover Discovery. As is. $1200 call 6104984. (45)
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Partial Listing of Items to be Sold Rhinoceros Foot Tobacco Humidor, TN Residents Only Vintage Ammunition Incl. .270 Weatherby Magnum Large Zebra Rug w/ Los Angeles, CA Label
Omega Seamaster Automatic 18K Gold with 14K Band Bradley & Hubbard Piano Lamp - Aladdin Lamps Omega Speedmaster "Ed White" Moonwatch Chrono
Collection of Cut Glass - Carnival Glass - Fenton
Several Pocket Watches Incl. 18K Hunting Case
Several Stone Jugs - Old Trunks - Boy Scout Items
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2 Dinner Bells & Hangers - Anvil on Stand
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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, JOHN F. SOREY IV, an unmarried man, by Trust of Deed (the “Deed of Trust”) dated July 12, 2007, of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee in Deed of Trust Book 388 at Pages 920-928 (Instrument Number 58313), conveyed to Sandy Wilson, as Trustee, the hereinafter described real property to secure the payment of a certain Promissory Note (the “Original Note”) described in the Deed of Trust, which Note was in the original principal amount of Forty One Thousand Three Hundred Twenty Seven and 73/100 Dollars ($41,327.73) and payable to the order of Regions Bank, and said Original Note was amended by certain forbearance agreements dated September 10, 2012 executed by John F. Sorey IV and Regions Bank (the Original Note as amended by such forbearance agreements shall be referred to simply as the “Note”);
foreclosure in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Note and Deed of Trust.
ranty deed recorded in Deed Book 205 at Pages 58-59 (Instrument Number 58312) in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee.
9. Roads, highways, easements and rights of way extending into or through or onto the property.
certain Deed of Trust executed January 15, 1998 by Russell E. Martin and wife, Mary K. Martin to Scott Harris, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of McNairy County, Tennessee, in TD Book 255, Page 616, 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 Bank, 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, April 8, 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:
seconds West for a distance of 134.81 feet to an iron pin; thence South 34 degrees 37 minutes 19 seconds East for a distance of 36.93 feet to an iron pin; thence South 50 degrees 32 minutes 39 seconds West for a distance of 104.15 feet to an iron pin; thence North 35 degrees 58 minutes 50 seconds West for a distance of 168.27 feet to an iron pin in the Southern right-of-way of Purdy Road; thence North 48 degrees 46 minutes 35 seconds East for a distance of 108.11 feet with the Southern right-of-way of Purdy Road; thence North 49 degrees 16 minutes 47 seconds East for a distance of 134.01 feet with the Southern rightof-way of Purdy Road to the point of beginning, containing 0.827 acres, more or less. The foregoing legal description is based upon a plat of survey of James A. Martin, Registered Land Surveyor, Tennessee Certificate Number 1469, which plat of survey is dated January 13, 1998. The foregoing real property is conveyed subject to a 15-foot utility easement heretofore conveyed to the Town of Bethel Springs by Deed of Easement dated October 3, 1988, of record in Deed Book 122, Page 513, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Subject to easement of record in Deed Book 183, Page 477 in the Register’s office of McNairy County, Tennessee.
WHEREAS, Regions Bank endorsed the Note and assigned the Deed of Trust and related loan documents to Greenwich Investors XLIV Trust 20131, a Delaware statutory trust (“Greenwich Investors XLIV”), on June 14, 2013; and to reflect such assignment, an Assignment of Deed of Trust dated June 14, 2013, was recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed of Trust Book 410 at Pages 1787-1790 (Instrument Number 87425, Recording # 75065); WHEREAS, said Greenwich Investors XLIV has removed Sandy Wilson as Trustee and appointed the undersigned as Substitute Trustee by a certain instrument recorded in Deed of Trust Book 312 at Pages 559-560 (Instrument Number 89401) in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee; WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the Note and Greenwich Investors XLIV has declared the entire indebtedness immediately due and payable; and WHEREAS, Greenwich Investors XLIV, as the owner and holder of the Note, has demanded that the hereinafter described real property be advertised and sold in satisfaction of indebtedness and costs of
NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that I, Mark J. Grai, as Substitute Trustee, pursuant to the power, duty and authority vested in and conferred upon me, by the Deed of Trust, will on FRIDAY, THE 9th DAY OF April , 2014, at or about 12:00 o’clock noon, at the front doors of the McNairy County Courthouse, at 170 West Court Avenue, Selmer, Tennessee 38375, offer for sale to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from equity of redemption and any statutory or common law right of redemption, homestead, dower, marital share and all other exemptions, all of which have been waived in the Deed of Trust, certain real property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, as follows: Lying and being in the City of Ramer, Fifth Judicial District of McNairy County, Tennessee; BEGINNING at a steel post found in the eastern right of way of Industrial Road, the southwest corner of the 2.136 acres tract conveyed to Terry Derryberry and wife, Brenda Derryberry by deed of the City of Ramer, Tennessee, of record in Deed Book 128, Page 45, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee; thence, North 69 degrees 47 minutes 22 seconds East for a distance of 222.94 feet with the southern boundary of Derryberry to a steel fence post, the southeast corner of Derryberry; thence South 00 degrees 19 minutes 55 seconds West for a distance of 213.34 feet with a new line to an iron pin set flush to grade with steel fence post guard; thence South 69 degrees 46 minutes 17 seconds West for a distance of 222.83 feet with a new line to an iron pin set flush to grade with steel post ground in the eastern right of way of Industrial Road; thence North 00 degrees 17 minutes 49 seconds East for a distance of 213.36 feet with the eastern right of way of Industrial Road to the point of beginning. Said property contains 1.022 acres, more or less. Together with and subject to covenants, easements and restrictions of record. BEING THE SAME PROPERY as conveyed to John F. Sorey IV (also known as John F. Sorey, IV) by war-
Address: Industrial Park Road
10. Bankruptcy proceedings in any Federal District Court.
Tax Parcel ID # 05-129PA020.05(for identification purposes only-not part of the legal description)
11. Any matters encumbering such property which have a priority over the Deed of Trust.
Said sale shall be held subject to the following:
No warranties are made as to whether or not the acreage in the description of the property is accurate. The property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the beneficiary or the Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn and reschedule one or more times the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon compliance with the provisions of Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-101(f) or as otherwise allowed by law. Title to the property is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The property is being sold “AS IS,” “WHERE IS,” without representations or warranties of any kind or nature, including fitness for particular use or purpose.
1. Any unpaid city, county or state taxes which may be a lien against such property, including (but not limited to) McNairy County, Tennessee, property taxes for 2012 and 2013. 2. The lien for any 2014 taxes to McNairy County, Tennessee, that are not yet due and payable. 3. Any prior liens or encumbrances. 4. Rights or claims of parties in possession not shown by the public records. 5. Any taxes or special assessments that are not shown as existing liens on the public records. 6. Any lien, or right to a lien, for services, labor or material heretofore or hereafter furnished, imposed by law and not shown as existing liens by the public records. 7. Any encroachment, encumbrance, violation, variation, or adverse circumstances affecting title to the property that would be disclosed by an accurate and complete land survey of such property. 8. All zoning laws, ordinances, or regulations, municipal or county, and government regulations for the use or occupancy of the above-described property, including the regulations for condemnation of land or any building or structure thereon.
DATED the 6th day of March, 2014. Mark J. Grai, Substitute Trustee 6060 Poplar Avenue, Suite 295 Memphis, Tennessee 38119 Tel: (901)685-9222 Fax: (901)685-9260 Writer’s email: mgrai@ winchesterlawfirm.com Published on March 19, 26, and April 2, 2014 16359 44, 45, 46 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a
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Tax Parcel ID: 060C-D004.00/005.00
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Private Duty LPN Needed for Adamsville and Michie areas. Must be willing to work nights and weekends. Please call Jacki Wheeler at (731) 668-1999.
OTR TRUCK DRIVERS Looking for dependable drivers with clean driving record. • 2 years of verifiable CDL driving experience and reefer experience. Please call 731-439-3173 to apply.
Construction Company Employment Opportunities
610-5541 or 645-8951
Weekends & Holidays - Same Fair Rate
Construction Company seeking laborers, operators, CDL-dump truck drivers and pipe layers. Full-time with FUTURE in Water/Sewer Rehab business. Adamsville Project. Drug Free Workplace. Fax resume to 615-325-3367 or call 800-462-1370.
NEEDED: Personal Care Assistant Personal Care Assistant (PCA) needed to assist client(s) with activities of daily living and in providing a safe, clean and healthy or comfortable environment within the clients’ immediate living space at client’s residence. Minimum of three (3) months’ experience in private-duty home care, nursing home, or hospital OR nurse aids training for care of the elderly/infirmed OR life/care giving experience with infirmed, mentally or physically disabled family members. Must have a current driver’s license, reliable transportation, proof of current automobile liability insurance, and complete required PCA courses. Ability to read and write in English, have TB skin test and physician verification of ability to perform tasks required, CPR/first aid certificates (current and to be renewed at expiration date for continued employment). Must comply with required documentation/record keeping for services performed while on duty at each case assignment. CNA living in Selmer area preferred. For more information, please contact Carla Malone at (877) 393-0020 as soon as possible.
IT Specialist Job Opening
Associate degree or 2-4 years experience in field required. Technologies used with job include Postgres SQL, Python, and Linux along with General Web Programming.
Minimum 5 years experience in field of accounting dealing with financial statements. Supervision of AP and Billing/AR, preparation of financial statements for three related companies. Budgeting, preparations of projections, strong excel skills very desirable, quick books experience helpful. Applicant must be willing to relocate to Memphis, TN for position.
Resumés can be sent to: NCS Fulfillment, Inc. 149 N. Railroad St. Selmer, TN 38375 Attention: Human Resources
Resumes can be sent to: NCS Fulfillment Inc. 149 N. Railroad Street Selmer, TN 38375
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014 503 - PUBLIC NOTICES Property Address: 369 Bethel-Purdy Road, Bethel Springs, 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 # 2162-112144-FC Published: March 12, March 19, March 26 BancorpSouth/ Russell Martin 16289 43, 44, 45 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated FEBRUARY 16, 2001, executed by DORIS BREEDING BANKS (AKA DORIS BREEDING) AND DANNY F BANKS, WIFE AND HUSBAND, to I. DYKE TATUM, Trustee, of record in DEED OF TRUST 303, PAGE 567, for the benefit of UNION PLANTERS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, in the Register’s Office for MCNAIRY County, Tennessee and to J. PHILLIP JONES AND/ OR JESSICA D. BINKLEY, either of whom may act, appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in the Register’s Office for MCNAIRY County, Tennessee, to secure the indebtedness described, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable by REGIONS BANK AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO UNION PLANTERS, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, being the present owner/holder or authorized agent, designee or servicer of the holder/owner of said indebtedness, has requested foreclosure proceedings to be instituted; and as provided in said Deed of Trust, I, J. PHILLIP JONES/JESSICA D. BINKLEY, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Substitute Trustee, on THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014 AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON), AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MCNAIRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, IN SELMER, MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, sell to the highest bidder for cash, free from the equity of redemption, homestead, and dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived, and subject to any unpaid taxes, if any, the following described property in MCNAIRY County, Tennessee, to wit: PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF MCNAIRY, TENNESSEE: BEGINNING AT A STAKE ON HIGHWAY #142, SAID STAKE BEING LOCATED 300 FEET EAST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THIS PARENT TRACT; THENCE SOUTH 200 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE EAST 200 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE NORTH 200 FEET TO A STAKE ON HIGHWAY #142; THENCE WEST WITH THE SAID HIGHWAY, 200 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL REFERENCES HEREIN TO BOOKS AND PAGES ARE REFERENCES TO THE RECORDS OF THE REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY STATED. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ARNOLD BREEDING AND WIFE, DORIS BREEDING, BY WARRANTY DEED DATED JANUARY 10, 1995 OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 147, PAGE 675, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
503 - PUBLIC NOTICES ALSO BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED FROM ARNOLD BREEDING TO DORIS BREEDING, BY QUITCLAIM DEED DATED JANUARY 2, 1997 OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 157, PAGE 199, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. THIS IS IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 4701 HWY 142, SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375. MAP 098 PARCEL 029.00 THE SALE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF ANY TENANT(S) OR OTHER PARTIES OR ENTITIES IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ANY UNPAID TAXES, IF ANY, ANY PRIOR LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES LEASES, EASEMENTS AND ALL OTHER MATTERS WHICH TAKE PRIORITY OVER THE DEED OF TRUST UNDER WHICH THIS FORECLOSURE SALE IS CONDUCTED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PRIORITY OF ANY FIXTURE FILING. IF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY/ INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, OR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ARE LISTED AS INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE ADVERTISEMENT, THEN THE NOTICE OF THIS FORECLOSURE IS BEING GIVEN TO THEM, AND THE SALE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES RIGHT TO REDEEM THE PROPERTY, ALL AS REQUIRED BY 26 U.S.C. 7425 AND T.C.A. 67-1-1433. THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF T.C.A. 35-5-101 ET. SEQ. HAVE BEEN MET. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TRUSTEE/ SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE SALE IN THE EVENT THE HIGHEST BIDDER DOES NOT HONOR THE HIGHEST BID WITHIN 24 HOURS, THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE NEXT HIGHEST BID WILL BE DEEMED THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: NONE OF RECORD THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. This day, March 4, 2014. This is improved property known as 4701 HWY 142, SELMER, TENNESSEE 38375. J. PHILLIP JONES/ JESSICA D. BINKLEY, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 1800 HAYES STREET NASHVILLE, TN 37203 (615) 254-4430 www.phillipjoneslaw.com F14-0119 16288 43, 44, 45 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated June 27, 2003, executed by JESSE GILCHRIST, conveying certain real property therein described to DEUSNER AND KENNEDY ATTORNEY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee recorded June 30, 2003, in Deed Book 354, Page 893; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if re-
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quired pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on April 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Side Entrance of the McNairy County Courthouse , located in Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: LYING AND BEING, IN THE LAWTON COMMUNITY IN THE 4TH CIVIL DISTRICT OF. MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A RAILROAD SPIKE IN THE CENTER OF OLD U. S. HIGHWAY 64, NOW A COUNTY BLACKTOP ROAD, AT THE INTERSECTION OF LAWTONSTANTONVILLE ROAD, A COUNTY BLACKTOP TO THE SOUTH AND GRAVEL SURFACE TO THE NORTH; RUNS SOUTH 87 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST 518.68 FEET TO AN AXLE LOCATED IN THE 30FEET SOUTHERN RIGHTOF-WAY OF SAID OLD U.S. HIGHWAY #64 AND BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF KENNETH HARRIS OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 100, PAGE 719, REGISTER`S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SUBJECT TRACT AND TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS CONVEYANCE; RUNS NORTH 89 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERN 30-FEET RIGHT-OFWAY OF SAID OLD U.S. HIGHWAY #64, 125.00 FEET TO AN AXLE IN SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OFWAY, SOUTH 01 DEGREE 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG A SEVERANCE LINE 175.00 FEET TO AN AXLE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG A SEVERANCE LINE 125.00 FEET TO AN AXLE IN THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF HARRIS; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREE 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF HARRIS 175.00 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.502 ACRES. BEING THAT PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JESSE GILCHRIST BY WARRANTY DEED OF MARY JANE CHAPMAN, ET AI, DATED JUNE 27, 2003, OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 185, PAGE 806, REGISTER`S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 72-23.03 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1943 LAWTON ROAD, SELMER, TN 38375. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): JESSE GILCHRIST OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Pickwick Electric Cooperative The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substi-
tute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/ property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #67857: 2014-03-12 2014-03-19, 2014-03-26 16240 43, 44, 45
ERTY CONVEYED TO WILLIAM L. WILSON, AND WIFE JENNIFER C. WILSON BY DEED FROM WILLIAM AUSTIN AND FILED FOR RECORD ON SEPTEMBER 2, 1994 IN BOOK 145, PAGE 724, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Parcel ID: 160-18.01 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 4150 GUYS CHEWALLA ROAD, RAMER, TN 38367. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): JENNIFER C. WILSON AND WILLIAM L. WILSON OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 www.rubinlublin.com/ property-listings.php Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #67884: 2014-03-12 2014-03-19, 2014-03-26 16235 43, 44, 45
SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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 Appointed Trustee. 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 at any time.
NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 16, 2004, executed by JENNIFER C. WILSON AND WILLIAM L. WILSON, conveying certain real property therein described to LENDERS TITLE & ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee recorded April 26, 2004, in Deed Book 368, Page 1800-1808; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. who is now the owner of said debt; and WHEREAS, Notice of the Right to Foreclose, if required pursuant to T.C.A. § 35-5-117, was given in accordance with Tennessee law; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on April 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Side Entrance of the McNairy County Courthouse , located in Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: MAP/PARCEL: 160-0-018.01 BEGINNING AT A STAKE IN THE SOUTH MARGIN OF THE GUYS-CHEWALLA ROAD, THE NWC OF THE BURTON AUSTIN LOT BOUGHT FROM MCLAUGHLIN, RUNS THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION, WITH THE SOUTH MARGIN OF SAID ROAD, 7-1/4 CHAINS TO A STAKE, THE NEC OF THE LOT OF M.A. AUSTIN BOUGHT FROM MCLAUGHLIN; THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION, WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID M. A.AUSTIN, 4.8 CHAINS TO A STAKE IN THE NORTH LINE OF STEWART, THE SEC OF M.A. AUSTIN LOT; THENCE IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION, WITH THE NORTH LINE OF STEWART, 5.6 CHAINS TO A STAKE, THE SWC OF THE SAID BURTON AUSTIN LOT BOUGHT FROM MCLAUGHLIN; THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTIONS, WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID BURTON AUSTIN LOT, 6.8 CHAINS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 4 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BEING THE SAME PROP-
APPOINTED TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on April 22, 2014 at 10:00AM local time, at the center of Court House door, McNairy County Courthouse, 170 Court Avenue, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Appointed Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Henry Lee Christie, a single man, on June 9, 2008 at Deed of Trust 392, Page 2552; all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Party entitled to enforce security interest: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, its successors and assigns The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described in deed of record in Deed of Trust 392, Page 2552; in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 132028.09 Current Owner(s) of Property: Henry Lee Christie The street address of the above described property is believed to be 4970 Highway 57 East, Michie, Tennessee 38357, but such address is not part of the legal description of the property sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein shall control.
Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Appointed Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690 File No. 14-056872 16361 44, 45, 46 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 May 20, 2008 by Joy Odom Lee, an unmarried person to Gordon Majors, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register of McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed of Trust 392, Page 1579, and the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded, 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, April 15, 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. Beginning at a steel post in the north right-of-way of Redbud Road, the same being a common corner with Lot #54, Adamsville Heights Subdivision, Section “B”; thence north 01 degree 45 minutes east with the east boundary line of Lot #54, 100 feet; thence south 88 degrees 15 minutes east with the south boundary line of Lot #62, 125 feet to a steel post in the west rightof-way of Myrtle Road; thence with said rightof-way south 01 degree 45 minutes west 75 feet; thence with the arc of a curve leaving a 25 foot radius 39.27 feet; thence with the north right-ofway of Redbud Road, north 88 degrees 15 minutes west 100 feet to the beginning. Tax Parcel ID: 055A-A064.00 Property Address: 230 Rosebud Drive, Adamsville, TN.
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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.
Current Owner(s) of Property: Amanda M. Newcomb The street address of the above described property is believed to be 947 Sticine Road, Guys, Tennessee 38339, 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 referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO TENANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. 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. 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 at any time.
File No. 13-047480 16450 45, 46, 47 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (249 Beauty Hill Road) WHEREAS, on December 20, 2007, Marcus A. Foster executed a Real Estate Deed of Trust (ATrust Deed@) in favor of Jerry P. Spore, Trustee, to secure a promissory note described therein, the same being payable to BancorpSouth Bank with said Trust Deed being of record at Trust Deed Book 390, Page 1640 in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, to which reference is hereby made; and WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the Note; and WHEREAS, the owner and holder of the Note has demanded that the hereinafter described real property be advertised and sold in satisfaction of indebtedness and costs of foreclosure in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Note and Deed of Trust. NOW THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that I, Jerry P. Spore, Trustee, pursuant to the power, duty and authority vested in and conferred upon me, by the Deed of Trust, will on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), at the front door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, and free from all legal, equitable and statutory rights of redemption, exemptions of homestead, rights by virtue of marriage, and all other exemptions of every kind, all of which have been waived in the Deed of Trust, certain real property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, described as follows: Tax Map: 50 Group: Parcel: 19.00
the South waterline of the Beauty Hill-Leapwood Road, the northwest corner of said tract and the northeast corner of a tract, the property previously owned by L.C. Lipford and wife, Clara Mae Lipford (now Tract No. 1 of Deed Book 151, Page 292); runs thence South 35 degrees East, with the old L.C. Lipford East boundary line 31 rods to a stake; thence East 4.2 rods to a stake on the west boundary line of the C.L. Andrews land; thence North with the C.L. Andrews’ west boundary line, 41.3 poles to the south waterline of said Beauty HillLeapwood Road; thence southwest, with said road 27.1 poles to the point of beginning, this being all the land lying south of the Leapwood Road and between the old L.C. and Clara Lipford tract, now Tract No. 1 described in Deed Book 151, Page 292 and the C.L. Andrews tract.
strictions, building lines, unpaid taxes and assessments (plus penalty and interest, if any), plus any and all other matters and encumbrances superior in right to the lien of the Deed of Trust. Further, such sale is also subject to any matter that on site inspection or accurate survey of the property might disclose.
that on March 24th, 2014, Letters Testamentary in respect to the Estate of Camron Johntrell Hill, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court Clerk & Master of McNairy County, TN. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his Estate are required to file the same in duplicate with the Clerk & Master of the above named Court within 4 months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise, their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 24th day of March, 2014.
ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l5268296 File # 1701-112291-FC Published: March 19, March 26 April 2 Bank of America/Joy Lee 16363 44, 45, 45 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on May 29, 2014 at 12:00PM local time, at the Center of Courthouse door, McNairy County Courthouse, 170 Court Avenue, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Amanda M. Newcomb and Troy Newcomb, wife and husband, to FMLS, Inc., Trustee, on August 28, 2009 at Deed of Trust 397, Page 753; all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Party entitled to enforce security interest: Regions Bank dba Regions Mortgage, its successors and assigns The following real estate located in McNairy County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances of record: Described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described in deed of record in Deed of Trust 397, Page 753; in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 151020.00
Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Substitute Trustee www.kirschattorneys.com Law Office of Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP 555 Perkins Road Extended, Second Floor Memphis, TN 38117 Phone (901)767-5566 Fax (901)761-5690
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The right is reserved to adjourn the day of sale to another day certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time set forth above. Jerry P. Spore Trustee Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC 312 E Lafayette Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 424-0461 Publication dates: March 26, 2014, April 2, 2014, April 9, 2014 16447 45, 46, 47 NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by Chapter No. 175, Public Acts of Tennessee 1939 as amended by Chapter 229, Public Act of 1971. Estate of Camron Johntrell Hill, Late of McNairy County, Tennessee Notice is hereby given
Being the same property conveyed to Marcus A. Foster by deed of record in Deed 206 Page 769 in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee. All right and equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, homestead and dower, are expressly waived in the said Deed of Trust, and title is believed to be good, but the Trustee will sell and convey only as Trustee.
Jamea Rashae Reed, Executor Estate of Camron Johntrell Hill W. Taylor Hughes
By Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master 16473 45, 46
SUBSCRIPTION RATES • $ 20
for year in county
• $ 28
The property shall be sold AS IS, WHERE IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS and without any representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever, whether express or implied.
• $ 32
Covering McNairy County since 1902
out of state
off for senior citizens
The sale of the property shall be made subject to any and all prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, re-
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2007 GMC Yukon SLT Low Miles, Fun, Sporty #111449
2011 Chevrolet Equinox
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2007 GMC Yukon SLT
1170 US Hwy 45 N, Henderson, TN
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2012 Ford Mustang Convertible
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2007 GMC Sierra 1500
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All monthly payments are WAC with 2.99% APR for 72 months, $0 down plus TT&L. TT&L
We Look Forward To Earning Your Business! All monthly payments are WAC with 2.99% APR for 72 months, $0 down plus TT&L. TT&L