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Arrests made in $100,000 burglary By Christen Coulon Managing Editor
In a late breaking story, the McNairy County Sheriff’s Office has announced that they have made two arrests in the Oct. 2013 Burglary at the home of Harvey Durham in Adamsville. At the time the story made headlines because it was reported that more than $100,000 was stolen in the theft. Shawn Vandiver, 25 of Russellville, Ala. was arrested last week and charged with aggravated burglary, theft of property ($60,000 to $250,000) and vandalism ($1,000 to $10,000). A second suspect, Kathy S. Aaron, 53 of Muscle Shoals, Ala., turned her self in to authorities last Tuesday afternoon. According to Lt. Brad John-
son, AT&T was able to track down the phone number used to login with a stolen iPad in the case. After investigating, it was determined that the number belonged to Aaron’s daughter. After speaking to Durham, deputies were able to determine that Aaron had visited his home on three separate occasions. He added that on one occasion she was able to see the inside of his safe. According to Johnson’s report, Sheriff Guy Buck and chief Deputy Allen Strickland tracked the phone number associated with the stolen iPad to Vandiver in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Vandiver then admitted to the officers that he had participated in the burglary of Durham’s home and that Aaron was his accomplice.
So far, the stolen money has not been recovered in this case, however Buck said last Tuesday before press time that deputies were hopeful that some of the missing property would be re-
covered. The McNairy County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the burglary since the day the home
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INSIDE THIS WEEK Vandals target Finger Post Office dropboxes AARON
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Vandals damaged and apparently attempted to pry open U. S. Mail dropboxes in the parking lot and in the post office building in Finger on March 24, according to an incident report by Dep. Joshua Gilbert of the McNairy County Sheriff's Department.
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Will county students have long drive up 45 for Drive to 55? By Christen Coulon Managing Editor
Last month, Gov. Bill Haslam announced the Tennessee Promise in which he is proposing to help pay for college tuition for all graduating high school seniors. Under this proposed legislation the state will provide all Tennessee high school graduates with funding to attend a community college or Tennessee College of Applied Technology free of tuition and fees. However, in McNairy County this new Drive to 55 plan could end up forcing local students to take a long drive on either Highway 45 to Jackson State or Highway 64 to the Tennessee Technology Center in Crump because the planned bill would not cover tuition at the University of Tennessee at Martin Selmer Campus or any other UT campus across the state. Because the plan only covers students seeking a two-year degree, students will have to attend
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a community college, technology center or one of the few Tennessee four-year universities which offer a two-year degree path. Right now, UT-Martin does not plan to offer any two-year degree programs said UT-Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes. He said that they have discussed it, but the market for their university is not at the Associate’s Degree level. “It may have some effect (on attendance),” Rakes said. “Right now we are trying to project what it would have. We don’t see it cutting to our main market of first year students, residential students, or full time students. It will primarily cut into our part-time student base which takes less than 12-15 hours.” Rakes said the main campus in Martin, Tenn. could see an impact in the first year or two, but he said that its location in northern West Tennessee would benefit the school because there are not any two-year schools nearby. “Some of our centers may feel
an impact,” Rakes said. However, Rakes said that the quality of the UT brand will stand out. He said in the long-term the overall public spending on tuition will be cheeper at UT-Martin because more of their students will graduate. Rakes pointed out that his school has the highest graduation rate of any school west of the Tennessee River. “Technology Centers will be the biggest winners out of this,” Rakes said. Rakes said that the bill which is now being considered in the Tennessee legislature was amended to cut the Hope Scholarship from $4,000 to $3,500 for freshmen and sophomores. Originally, the bill would have cut these scholarships by $1,000. “We will still lose $500 per year (under the plan), but that is still cutting that in half from what we would have lost,” Rakes said.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
County’s unemployment rate fifth highest in state
Michie man arrested for bomb threat
By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
For the third straight month, McNairy County has one of the five highest unemployment rates in the state. It has been in the top 10 counties in unemployment since last October. The rate did fall 0.2 percentage points in February to 11.4 percent, according to figures released last Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The unemployment rate is 0.7 percentage points higher than the same time last year. The unemployment rate peaked most recently at 16.9 percent in March 2009. The highest unemployment rate on record is 26.7 percent in Jan. 1985. The most recent low in the unemployment rate was 8.5 percent in Nov. 2012. The lowest rate on record was 1.8 percent in Aug. 1973. A more recent low was 3.8 percent in May 2000. Unemployment figures are available from the state going back to 1973. Compared to January, the labor force fell by 60, to 10.080 and the number of people working fell 30, to 8,930. At 7 percent, Alcorn County, Miss. had the lowest unemployment rate of surrounding counties. Unemployment figures
Christopher Davis, 29, of 270 Carroll Road in Michie, has been charged with filing a false report in connection with a bomb threat to the Hardin County Courthouse. DAVIS A c c o rd ing to an arrest warrant issued by the Hardin County General Sessions Court, an anonymous call came into the Hardin County Clerk’s office on March 24, stating, “If there is any court in either courthouse today, this is a bomb threat and I will blow it up.” The caller then repeated the statement and hung up. The call was from a withheld number. In a statement, Davis’ sister, Shannon Schafer said she had given him a ride to the courthouse where he was supposed to appear for sentencing. She said when they got to the courthouse he borrowed her phone and got out of the vehicle. Her phone records show that a web search was done to get the number for the Hardin County Clerk’s office. Phone records received from A T & T for the courthouse show that a call from Schafer’s phone was received at the clerk’s office at the time of the threat. As of last Monday, Davis was being held in the Hardin County Jail.
from this county are from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Hardeman County’s rate was 10.5 percent, Hardin’s was 10.1 and Chester’s was 7.8. At 15.8 percent, Scott County’s unemployment rate was the highest in the state. Williamson County’s unemployment rate of 4.7 percent was the lowest. Unemployment fell in 21 counties, rose in 61 counties and stayed the same in 13. The state unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 6.9 in February, while the official national rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.7 percent. Counting those who have given up looking for work or working part-time but wanting to work full-time the national unemployment rate was 12.6 percent, down 0.1 percentage points from the previous month. The average length of unemployment in the country was 37.1 weeks, up from 35.4 weeks the previous month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The county collected nearly $223,000 in local sales taxes in February, down nearly 7 percent from the previous month, but up 5 percent from a year before. There were 39 homes sold in the county, up from 28 the month before. Of these, 14 were in Selmer, 13 in Adamsville, four in
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INDEPENDENT APPEAL v PAGE 3A
Bethel rebuilds police, fire departments By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
There was a time when Bethel Springs did not have a police department and people were questioning whether they still had a fire department but officials from both detailed the steps that are being taken to revitalize both at last month’s city meeting. The department had its first major arrest on the first night it worked. Sgt. Bob Pipkins said that four people were arrested in the city park for smoking marijuana. All four were charged with possession of marijuana and two were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The police office has been cleaned and organized, Pipkins said. The department now has an evidence vault and locker. All of the files are in order and necessary paperwork such as ticket books, arrest reports, property receipts and property envelopes have been purchased. The department bought a new computer. “The computer in the office was old and slow,” Pipkins said. Pipkins said that he will work accidents if they happen on the nights he is working. The Bethel police can now submit accident reports to the state by the Tennessee Integrated Traffic Analysis Network. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will still work accidents at Buena Vista and the Highway 45 Bypass. The Bethel police plan to work wrecks involving deer, only property damage or if there are no fatalities or serious injuries. New uniforms have been ordered for Pipkins and Ptl. Chris Williams, the department’s other officer. Two rechargeable flashlights were ordered because the department did not have any flashlights. Selmer police department has loaned the Bethel police two walkie-talkies. Pipkins said around $300 has been spent on equipment and supplies. Pipkins denied that the department is charged with writing a certain number of tickets and this is how the department had been paid for. He said that several people had told them this is what they heard. The department averages two tickets a night, Pipkins said. Williams has had four drug arrests, seized almost $400 in cash and a 1989 Chevrolet pickup. He seized more than $100,000 in marijuana during the arrests. “He’s making an old man look bad,” Pipkins joked. Pipkins explained that all money seized during drug busts is required by law to go into the drug fund. This money can only be spent for the police department unless the state grants a one-time waiver.
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A seizure warrant must be obtained on vehicles that are seized. What is done in the case of a vehicle with a lien depends on the type of vehicle and the amount of the lien. If the vehicle is a Dodge Charger with a small lien, the police department will pay the lien and turn the car into a police, according to Pipkins. Usually, it is not worth paying the lien, Pipkins said. In this case the vehicle is returned to the lienholder if he files on it. In the case of a civil seizure, the police will often negotiate a compromise out of court settlement with the owner. “I want you to seize what you can seize,” Cox told Pipkins. Pipkins said that the fine for simple drug possession in McNairy County is $250 plus court costs. Half of the fine money goes to the city’s drug fund and half to the general fund. All proceeds from seized property goes to the drug fund. “I’m hoping not to have to ask y’all for a whole lot of money in the future. I’m hoping it will be self-supporting,” Pipkins said about the department’s budget. The department gets a $42 dollar fee for each arrest it makes. This money goes to the city general fund. Money in the drug fund can be used for anything the police department needs, Pipkins said. Pipkins said anyone having an issue with the police department should talk to him first and he would try to work it out with them. If not, they could then take the issue to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. Cox said anyone with a serious complaint should put it in writing. In addition to talking about the present and future of the department, Pipkins brought up one matter from the past. Pipkins recommended that the board retire former Police Chief T. E. “Peewee” Sowell’s radio number, 670, in honor of his 61 years service in law enforcement. The board agreed. “That sounds good to me,” said Cox, who in the past, clashed with Sowell. Assistant Fire Chief Matt Moore then spoke about efforts to get the Bethel Springs Volunteer Fire Department back up and running. Moore said the department meets every third Thursday of the month. Firemen did some hose training last month. The Bethel fire department is going to start buying equipment from NASCO because it is the least expensive source, Moore said. Three additional pagers have arrived and all firefighters now have one. Two extra ones are set to arrive, Moore said. Each pager costs about $340. Turnout gear is about $1,700 per firefighter. Moore said there were eight firefighters in the department.
Rakes said that the cost per credit hour at UT-Martin was higher than it is at a community college because of the level of faculty. He said that if the school did offer a successful Associate’s Degree program they could do the themselves harm because it would cost so much more to provide. Rakes predicted that Tennessee will see a boom in degrees and certifications at the community colleges and technology centers. “That will help the state, there is no argument about that,” Rakes said. Rakes said that his school would have to take a couple of years to see how all of this would unfold before making any major changes. The governor’s Drive to 55 plan hopes to issue nearly 500,000 additional degrees in the next 10 years, and could bring the number of adult Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree to 55 percent or greater by 2025. Currently only about 29.5 percent of Tennesseans and only 19.1 percent of county residents hold a two-year degree or higher. (The average for all U.S. residents is 34.6 percent.) If the plan is successful, it has the potential to drastically alter the economic landscape of Tennessee. It could also alter the job force in McNairy County in an unimaginable way; increasing the number of adult county residents with a post secondary degree nearly three fold from 2,690 to 7,435. Under the specifics of the governor’s plan, the state would divert excess funds from the Lottery Scholarship program into a last-dolllar scholarship to bridge the funding gap for students after all other financial aid is applied. To help ensure these students success, the governor’s plan also provides for a mentor for each student in the program. Using statistics cited by the state, students who have been offered a last-dollar scholarship and individual guidance, similar to the mentor program the governor has envisioned, have a more than 20 percent greater chance of attending college. Tennessee Promise will require approximately 5,000 volunteer mentors from across the state. To be eligible, all recipients must first apply for a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, work with an assigned mentor, attend college orientation, maintain satisfactory grades, and perform one day of community service each semester.
MCFLA wins forestry award The McNairy County Forest Landowners Association receiving the TFA award at their annual Tennessee Forest Landowners Association in Memphis. Pictured are Richard Day, Jai Templeton; Paul Pickens; Judi Mashburn Pete Moditz and David Mercker.
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owner discovered his house burglarized and called Sheriff Buck, who then called LT Johnson and Investigator Hitchborn. Over 12 search warrants have been issued and served involving the burglary. In November 2013, a $10,000 reward was been offered for information leading to the arrest, capture and return of all goods in the burglary. Durham is the owner of medical supplier Harvey Durham Health and the father of Ashley Durham, 2011 Miss USA runner-up and State Rep. Jeremy Durham, of Franklin, Tenn. Anyone with information on this crime or Aaron’s whereabouts should call the Adamsville Police Department at (731) 632-3094 or the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department at (731) 645-5346.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE SELMER/McNAIRY COUNTY IUNDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD The Selmer/McNairy County Industrial Development Board will meet on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the McNairy County Visitor’s Center, which is located at 205 West Court Avenue in Selmer, Tennessee, in a special called meeting, to discuss and possibly take action with respect to: (1) approving a Project Agreement between The Selmer/McNairy County Industrial Development Board, Strata Land Holdings, LLC and Selmer Farms, LLC with respect to the Selmer Farm Project; (2) approving a Project Agreement between The Selmer/McNairy County Industrial Development Board, Strata Land Holdings, LLC and Mulberry Farms LLC with respect to the Mulberry Farm Project; and (3) approving a Resolution authorizing, subject to the submisssion of satisfactory implementing documents, the issuance of not exceeding $66,000,000.00 Revenue Notes, authorizing the acquisition and leasing of certain solar farms, including land, and related structures, facilities, machinery and equipment, and authorizing the execution and delivery of agreements in connection therewith. Robert Shackelford, Board Chairman
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
More candidates announce run for local offices By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
More candidates have announced their intentions to run for office since our last paper. Former McNairy County Board of Education member Johnny Blakely told the Independent Appeal that he has qualified to run for the Fifth District seat he once held. Jarrell Stanfield currently holds that seat. Steve Hunter told the Independent Appeal last Wednesday that he is running for the McNairy County Commission, District 5. He said he has the necessary petition signatures and would turn them in to the Election Commission office. Hunter previously served on the commission for 10 years. Brenda Cauley, Stevie Clark and Stan Wheeler currently represent this district in the commission. Sandy Barnes Whitaker has also announced that she is running for the McNairy County Commission for District 6. Whitaker said she has turned in the necessary petition signatures to the Election Commission office last week. Whitaker is running for her first elected office. Neal Burks, Wilburn Gene Ashe and Billy Brown represent District 6 in the commission. Other 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 re-
election to the McNairy County Board of Education in District 3. 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. 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. The 118-member McNairy County Democratic Executive Committee caucused March 22 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. Anyone wishing to announce their candidacy for office may call the Independent Appeal at (731) 439-3989 or send an email to email@example.com. Editor’s note: Sandy Barnes Whitaker is the Lifestyles Editor for the Independent Appeal.
Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service: April 1, 2014 By Christen Coulon Managing Editor
No fooling...April 1 was the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. Locally McNairy County Mayor Ronnie Brooks and McNairy County Retired Senior Volunteer Program Director Shirley Clark and County Coordinator Pamela Carroll recognized the more than 249 local volunteers from more than 27 agencies. Locally, under the Senior Corps, the McNairy County Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteers have been involved in the community and have had a positive and lasting effect though volunteering, Clark said. This is only the second year in which this event has been held. Last year, 832 Mayors representing nearly 100 million citizens participated in the inaugural Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. The initiative is being led by the Corporation for National and Community
Service; Cities of Service; the National League of Cities; and Mesa, AZ, Mayor Scott Smith, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. As solution-focused local elected officials, mayors have a unique role in this country. Mayors’ focus on engaging citizens and meeting local needs matches CNCS’s mission to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement. CNCS’s priority on expanding economic opportunity to create sustainable and resilient communities directly aligns with the goals of mayors. Mayor’s Day is a coordinated day of recognition which presents a unique opportunity to spotlight the key role that national service plays in solving local problems and challenges. Participating in the day will highlight the impact of citizen service, show support for nonprofit and national service groups, and inspire more residents to serve in their communities.
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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 JOHNSON 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 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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Health Department sponsors ‘Healthy Me’ Day in the Park By Christen Coulon Managing Editor
On April 11, the McNairy County Health Department Staff is sponsoring “Healthy Me” Day in the Park for children, parents and the whole family. The event is free to the public and will begin at 10 a.m. and run through 4 p.m. Healthy Me is being held in observance of National Public Health Week, which runs April 7-12. “Health departments across Tennessee and across the nation observe this week,” said Beth Hamilton, Public Health Educator for the McNairy County Health Department. The American Public Health Association sponsors National Public Health Week through their efforts to champion the health of all people and communities. Through a desire to strengthen the profession of public health the organization fosters understanding, engagement and support for key public health issues and
directly influences public policy to improve global health. During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. For nearly 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year’s theme. APHA creates new NPHW materials each year that can be used during and after NPHW to raise awareness about public health and prevention. “The reason we are holding this event is to highlight the services of the health department and promote community health in general.” Hamilton said that this is the first year that the McNairy County Health Department has held this event.
“Healthy me day in the Park is about promoting good health, physical activity, and family fun,” Hamilton said. “It is going to include multiple stations for physical activity such as hula hoops, jump ropes, bag toss, basketball, frisbee and face painting. We will also have some prizes and incentives to give away.” Displays at the event will include the DARE van, a police car, a fire truck, an am-
Common sense A neutral net?
Track meet named in honor of Steve Brown By Jeff Whitten
I’ve been having problems with my internet service lately. I don’t know if my modem is in the process of going or it has something to do with the recent court decision on net neutrality. Net neutrality means that internet service providers cannot discriminate among content and applications. ISPs had voluntarily observed this norm until 2005, when AT&T suggested it would charge some web companies more for preferential treatment. In order to get the FCC to approve its purchase of BellSouth, AT&T agreed not to prioritize traffic based upon origin for two and one-half years. In the Brand X decision, the U. S. Supreme Court upheld the Federal Communications decision to categorize broadband as an information service rather than a telecommunication service. Information services are subject to much lighter regulation under the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Telecommunication services must sell access to their networks to the public on an equal basis. Dial-up internet had previously been transmitted through phone lines. The phone companies were common carriers, meaning they had to serve everyone on equal terms. Small internet provider Brand X had sought to have the owners of broadband cables declared common carriers by the FCC, but the commission and the high court refused. In 2005, the FCC deregulated DSL, giving consumers fewer legal protections. Later that year AT &T CEO Edward Whitacre says, “Anybody who expects to use the pipes for free is nuts.” In 2010, the FCC issued the open internet order, which requires net neutrality. On January 14, the D. C. Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals overturned the open internet order, on a techicality. The court rejected the basis for FCC authority, leaving open the possibility that authority would be upheld under other provisions of telecommunication law.
Transparency rules, which require ISPs to disclose if they discriminate among content or applications, were upheld. This ruling made Verizon, the winning party, and other internet service providers happy. Our district’s reprentative in Congress, Marsha Blackburn hailed the court ruling as a victory for free enterprise. As Rep. Blackburn’s comment suggests, the argument against net neutrality regulations are that the broadband pipes are the ISP’s property and they have the right to do as they wish with them. With the increasing use of HD video, increased investment in bandwidth will be required. If content and application providers do not pay part of the costs, home and business customers might have to pay higher prices for internet service. Groups as varied as the Christian Coalition, MoveOn.org and the American Library Association support the regulations. They fear that without net neutrality regulations there will be a two-tiered net. In the fast lane, will be content providers with deep pockets willing to
pay up for more speed. Content providers without the ability to pay more will be the secondclass citizens of the net. This will stifle innovation. The internet will be based upon deal-making rather than innovation, net neutrality proponents fear. Since most areas only have one or two ISPs, net neutrality advocates fear that ISPs might slow or block services that compete with them or content they do not like. The court left open the possibility that net neutrality regulations might be upheld if ISPs were recategorized, either as a telecommunications service or a common carrier. On Feb. 19, the FCC issued a press release saying it will look at net neutrality again under its authority to regulate broadband deployment and it will also look at reclassifying broadband providers. National Cable and Telecommunications Association CEO and former FCC Commissioner Michael Powell (Colin Powell’s son) has said that an attempt to reclassify ISPs as common carriers will be World War III. This issue will likely end up in court again. Stay tuned.
Before his passing last year, Steve Brown, of Selmer, organized and funded the annual county junior high school track meet every year His work will carry on in honor of his memory, Director of Schools John Prince told last month’s meeting of the McNairy Board of Education. Prince joked that the worst sunburn he ever had was when he brought
community support for the event. “I doubt we will need much out of pocket this year,” Huff said. This is the 25th year the track meet is being held and Huff said she would like for as many record holders as possible to be present. The school board voted to name the event the Steve Brown Memorial Track Meet. Brown was also a founder of Pee Wee football in the county and a longtime coach.
Green Market kicks off sixth season April 5 Submitted Article The Green Market
The Green Market at the Crossroads Museum kicks off their sixth season on Saturday, April 5, with new hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the C.A.R.E. Garden green space, 221 N. Fillmore St., Corinth. Opening day coincides with the Crossroads Chili Cook-off, Mississippi’s state championship for the International Chili Society. Competitors will have samples of their chili recipes available for tasting in exchange for a donation to the CorinthAlcorn Animal Shelter. A free event to the public, the Green Market is an opportunity for artisans, farmers, gardeners and craftsmen to sell their wares in an open-air, grassroots setting. The market encourages buying locally and is a place for residents and visitors to gather and share their goods. The event features handmade or homegrown items only including fresh produce, pottery, paintings, wood work, repurposed furniture, jams, jellies, honey, food goodies, clothing, soaps, lotions, yard
art, bird houses, home décor, jewelry and much more. Food concessions include hand dipped corn dogs, funnel cakes, fish sandwiches, kettle corn, boiled peanuts and much more. Entertainment is provided all day by local musicians and entertainment groups. The Green Market kick off weekend will be a busy one in Corinth. The Corinth Home & Garden Tour to benefit the Verandah-Curlee House will be April 4-5. The Crossroads Arena will host a home and garden expo on April 5. Voted Best Small Event in Mississippi by the Mississippi Tourism Association, Green Market at the Crossroads Museum will be held this year on May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, Sept. 6 and Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A holiday themed market, called the RED Green Market, will be Nov. 22 with times to be announced. The Green Market is non-profit organization and the banner fundraiser for the Crossroads Museum. For more information and to download the vendor application, visit www.corinthgreenmarket.com
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To: McNairy County Democratic Party and Citizens From: Ricky (PeeWee) Howell Regarding: Nomination for Sheriff
Dear Friends, I just wanted to take a minute and thank the members of the McNairy County Democratic Party for nominating me to represent the county in the upcoming Sheriff’s race. I was humbled by the support I received and will endeavor to run an effective campaign worthy of the trust you have placed in me. This is a dream I have held for many years and your support has brought it one step closer to reality and I cannot thank you enough. For everyone who was not part of the caucus I appreciate your support throughout the community as well. I will be visiting in all of our communities and speaking with as many people as I can. It would be impossible to see everyone but I will do my best. If I miss someone at your home or business please call or message me on Facebook and I will set up a time convenient to meet with you. I would like to hear everyone’s concerns and provide the public with some of my thoughts as well.
a team from Ramer to the meet when he was football coach there. The tentative date for the meet is May 3. It is being planned for a Saturday so more parents can attend. It has been held on Friday in the past. Brown’s daughter Jessica Huff and Selmer Parks and Recreation Director Sybil Dancer are spearheading the effort. Dancer is seeking funding for the event. Huff told the meeting that she is getting a lot of
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Governor Haslam proclaims Vietnam Veterans Day
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McNAIRY VOICES Do you shop in Jackson? How concerned are you about crime there?
Proclamations given to several Vietnam Veterans By Yvette Martinez Dept. Of Veterans Affairs
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announced March 29, 2014 as Vietnam Veterans Day to recognize the courage, service and sacrifice of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War. On March 30, 1973, President Richard Nixon began withdrawing combat troops from Vietnam. Between 1961 and 1975, more than 49,000 Tennesseans served in Southeast Asia. Approximately 6,000 Tennessee troops were wounded in the Vietnam War and 1,295 Tennessee service members were killed. There are currently 27 Tennesseans missing in action in connection with the Vietnam War. Clarksville soldier Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods was interred at Arlington National Cemetery on March 21, 2014 after being missing in action for 50 years. In 2008, Tennessee became the first state to proclaim a Vietnam Veterans Day. “The words ‘thank you for your service’ and ‘welcome home’ are some of the most encouraging words for those who served and were rejected after the Vietnam War,” Grinder said. “It is important to pause, remember and recognize the bravery of all who served and to do what we can to help heal the wounds of war.” The State of Tennessee is a Commemorative Partner with the United States Department of Defense to formally recognize Vietnam Veterans leading up to the 50th anniversary of the withdrawal of troops which will be in 2023. Grinder presented the Governor’s Vietnam Veterans Day Proclamation to President of the Tennessee State Council Vietnam Veterans of America, Barry Rice, during a United Tennessee Veterans Association event on Monday, March 24 and presented the proclamation to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1073 on March 29 at 11:00 a.m.in Morristown. Assistant Commissioner Don Smith presented the proclamation at the 2014 National Vietnam Day Celebration at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial adjacent to Worlds Fair Park in Knoxville on Saturday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m. Smith also presented the proclamation to Monroe County Vietnam Veterans during a public event hosted by Blue Star Mothers. Assistant Commissioner Mark Breece presented the proclamation to Vietnam Veterans of America Post 995 President Charlie Chance at an event in Jackson on March 27.
Frances Phillips (Adamsville):
Chad Barton (Selmer):
Gina Jackson (Adamsville):
Timothy Wells (Adamsville):
Mellequa Hulen (Savannah):
“Yes sir, I do. I’m quite concerned because crime has been talked about so much recently.”
“Every once in a while. A little bit. It’s getting worse.”
“I try not to go to Jackson because of the crime rate. It’s scary.”
“I go to Memphis...because the crime is so bad (in Jackson). I had a car stolen from there. I lived in Memphis for years and never had a car stolen.”
“I do. I shop in Jackson a lot...I usually get out of there before dark. We do shopping and we do it early—very early.”
Angelina Hendry (Leapwood): “I do. It’s extremely bad in Jackson—a high alert in crime.”
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Youth Villages looking for local foster parents Submitted Article Youth Villages
For those looking to make a difference in the lives of children, becoming a foster parent provides a rewarding opportunity to help a child in need. Youth Villages is looking for caring adults in the Selmer-area to open their hearts and homes as foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Villages will hold a free foster parent orientation session April 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Youth Villages office, located at 24 Weatherford Square, Jackson, Tenn. Foster parents provide children with a safe, comfortable environment and monitor their emotional growth, school progress and physical health. They also serve as positive role models to children who may lack caring adults in their lives. Foster parents care for children until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them. Youth Villages provides foster parents with 24hour access to counselors, support groups and a monthly stipend to offset the cost of adding a child to the home. Foster parents also often have the first right to adopt if the child becomes available for adoption. Foster parents should be over the age of 25 and living in the McNairy County-area. Foster parents should have viable income, reliable transportation and be able to pass a background check and home study. For more information about the upcoming training classes or to change the life of a child, contact Donna Goodman, foster parent recruiter, at (731) 660-6767 or email@example.com.
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Coleman: ‘Why couldn’t we have loved each other all along?’ I have belonged to the American Legion now for almost 10 years. I have also been chaplain of Post 162 for most of the time I have belonged. We have an Honor Guard that assist at military funerals. I have walked and carried the flag or M-1 rifle in numerous parades in the last few years. The 4th of July Parade of 2012, I didn’t feel as though I could walk the entire mile trip from the court house to the city park. We had two trailers equipped for wheelchair veterans and wives and one for other veterans to ride. I chose to ride instead of walk and had the honor to ride and talk to a very distinguished gentleman. His name was Garlon Johnson, a very well known educator of McNairy County. But he was also a veteran of World War II and served in Africa, Italy, France and Germany during the war. He told me many stories on our ride through town and to the park. He told me the day the war was over and they came and told them not to shoot any more. On our ride back to town he told me that he helped build the old Ritz Theater before the war. He carries brick
to the brick masons for 20 cents an hour. But the part that hit home with me was this: He said, “After I helped build the theater, I could not use the front door, I had to go through the side door.” He hesitated before he said, “I wonder why it took so long for black people and white people to get along with each other. Why couldn’t we have loved each other all along?” I sat silently, because I didn’t have the answer. Mr Johnson is a black man and a person who served his country and contributed to the education of many people. A person who was an honor to his race. A person whom I have became a friend of and admire very much. Yes, Mr. Garlon, It was an honor to ride beside you the 4th of July and hear your stories. Thanks for serving our country. Thanks for serving our community for so many years. Mr. Johnson served his country over 60 years ago. Charles W. Coleman, Chaplain Post 162 Selmer
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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Lawrence David Mathis
Glen Abernathy Chambers
Patricia Ann Edwards
Lawrence David Mathis was born January 26, 1958 in Selmer, Tenn.,the son of the late Mark David and Georgie Marlene Johnson Mathis. Lawrence was a 1976 graduate of McNairy Central High School. He was employed as a mechanic for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, having worked in that position for approximately 20 years. In his free time, Lawrence enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. He was a member of the Court Avenue Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Selmer. Lawrence departed this life on March 30, 2014 in Jackson, Tennessee at the age of 56 years, 2 months, 4 days. He is survived by a sister, Lisa Shearon and husband Ben of Jackson, Tenn., several cousins, extended family, and friends. Services were held on April 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Jetta Forsythe officiating. Burial followed in the Mathis Cemetery at Pocahontas, Tennessee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Court Avenue Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Glen Abernathy Chambers, age 75, of Selmer, Tennessee died Tuesday March 25, 2014 at Selmer. Abb, as he was affectionately known, was born on December 14, 1938 in Selmer, the youngest of eight siblings born to James Carl Chambers (d., 1977) and Mary Lou Evans Chambers (d., 1945). Abb had numerous business interest in the McNairy County area for many years. He was an avid boater, living and enjoying the waters of Pickwick Lake for many years. He was an Army Veteran who served his country during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Abb was of Methodist Faith attending Pickwick United Methodist Church in Counce, Tennessee and First United Methodist Church in Selmer. He is survived by his daughter’s Wendy Chambers Elliott (Larry), of Canal Winchester, Ohio, and Cynthia Chambers of Memphis, Tennessee, and his only grandchild, Kaitlyn Elliott, of Canal Winchester, Ohio. Abb is also survived by a brother, William Charles (Bear) Chambers; two sisters, Alene Chambers Pettigrew and JoAnn Chambers Hughes; a sister-in-law, Faydean Wagoner Chambers, and a brother-in-law, Billy Ray Hughes, all of McNairy County. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, James Robert Chambers, and Warren G. Chambers; three sisters, Audrey Chambers Dowty, Mildred Chambers Wigginton, and Willie Mae Chambers Thomas. Abb also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will cherish his memory. Memorial services were held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Terry Presson officiating. Visitation was held on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service. www.shackelfordfuneraldirectors.com Memorials may be made to Magnolia Hospice, 611 Alcorn Dr., Corinth, MS 38834 or Lynnfield Place, 150 High School Rd., Selmer, TN 38375 or a charity of individual choice.
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 her first husband Carlton Cody and 4 grandchildren, infants Casey and Tracey Hood, and 2 McNeely infants. Services were held on March 27, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, Paul Henley officiated. Burial followed in the Mathis Cemetery in Pocahontas, Tennessee.
James Clifford Butler James Clifford Butler was born March 2, 1938 in Chewalla, Tenn., the son of the late Fred Wilson and Ruby Mae Butler. Mr. Butler was a contractor. He was a member of the Grace Temple Baptist Church in Memphis Tenn. Some of his favorite pastimes were watching wrestling, going to auctions, sightseeing, and spending time with family and friends. Mr. Butler departed this life on March 28, 2014 in Ramer, Tennessee at the age of 76 years, 26 days. He is survived by a son, William Jeffery Butler of Chewalla, Tenn.; two daughters, Pamela K. Butler of Memphis, Tenn., Glenda Sue Spiewak of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers, Ray Butler and wife Sue of Eastview, Tenn., Donnie Butler of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; a sister, Regina Warr of Millington, Tenn.; five grandchildren, James K. Butler Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., Nicholas Rush Butler of Memphis, Tenn., Justin Spiewak of Virginia Beach, VA, Taylor Spiewak of Virginia Beach, VA, Misty Roberts of Memphis, Tenn.; and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Butler was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Sue Ramer Butler on October 04, 1980; a son, James Kenneth Butler; and a daughter, Tammy R. Butler. Services were held on March 31, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Jetta Forsythe officiating. Burial followed in the Indian Creek Cemetery at Ramer, Tennessee.
Lorenzo Dow Mullins, Jr. Lorenzo D. Mullins, Jr., 62, passed away March 28, 2014. Lorenzo was born July 17, 1951, the son of Lorenzo Dow, Sr., and Dorothy Jane (Howell) Mullins. On August 26, 1973, he married Marilyn. They shared 41 years of marriage together. Marilyn survives of the home. Lorenzo loved his Lord and served him faithfully. He was a member of the Sterling Avenue Church of Christ of Raytown, Mo. He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Carol Pepaj. In addition to his wife Marilyn, he is survived by his mother, Dorothy Mullins; 5 sons, Lorenzo Dow III, Ethan (Suzanne), Clint (Brandy), Andrew, and David Mullins; one sister, Janis Mosley; 6 grandchildren, Emilea, Michael, Eowyn, Josie, Liam and Lorenzo. A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Floral Hills Funeral Home. A service was held at the Savannah Height Church of Christ in Savannah Tennessee on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2 p.m with visitation starting at 1 p.m. In Lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial donations be made to the Leukemia Foundation in honor of his sister Carol. Condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.
Michael R. Starnes October 7, 1956-March 24, 2014 Mr. Michael R. Starnes, 57, of La Porte, Indiana, died Monday March 24, 2014 at his home in La Porte, born October 7, 1956 in Saint Louis, Missouri, the son of Alfred Starnes and Alice (White) Starnes. He is survived by his daughter - Shelly Barnes of Michigan City, IN; 4 grandchildren - Billy, Hayden, Makyla & Thomas Barnes; 5 brothers - Kent A. Starnes of Lodson, NC; Carl Starnes of Enville, Tenn.; Richard Starnes of La Porte, IN, Christopher Starnes of Rolling Prairie, IN, and Gregory Starnes of Michigan City, IN; special friends - Debbie & Paul Gliva of La Porte, IN, and many relatives and friends. Michael was preceded in death by his brother, Charles “Butch” Starnes. Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.
Kay Caudill Kay (Shea) Caudill died March 25, 2014 at her home in Port Angeles, WA, she was 71 year old. Kay was the youngest child of George and Sadye Shea of Ramer. She leaves four children, Michelle, Cindy, Michael and Paul, special daughter-in-law Sandy, two grandsons, Kaven and D.J., two granddaughters, Ashley and Heather, one great-great granddaughter Madelyn. Kay’s deceased siblings are Nan, George, James, Maurice, and Tim. Living siblings are Dennis Shea, Wilma Hurley, Cornelia Kirk and Sandra Bahr. Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be held in Port Angeles, WA.
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Kennewell Family The family of Patricia (Patsy) Kennewell would like to thank everyone for the prayers, calls, food and visits during our loss. A special thanks to Pastor Jeff Dewees for the comforting message and also to Shackelford Funeral Directors for services provided. Eugene & Saretha McDaniel Wendy & Gary Baker, Logan & Lainey Kevin & Candice and Maegan McDaniel
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Burks Family The family of Grace Burks would like to express our sincere and heart felt gratitude for the expressions of sympathy in our time of grief. Thanks for your prayers, calls, visits, food and memorials in her memory. To Brother Jerry Woods for the wonderful service and comforting words. To McNairy Health Care and staff for their kindness during the time she spent there. To Shacklefords, Bob and Jeremy for the beautiful service. To Stantonville Methodist Church for the food. A special thanks to Doris Ashe and Kay Raines for the beautiful music. God bless you. Wilma Taylor and Family Dorla (Tina) Cain and Family
CHURCH EVENTS Story Time Easter Egg Hunt Jack McConnico Library will be having a Story Time Easter Egg Hunt on April 11 at 10:30 a.m. Come join us, bring your baskets and a friend. For more updates, go to mcconnicolibrary.org or call 731-645-5571. 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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Elizabeth Morris, age 89, of Selmer, Tenn., passed away March 27, 2014 at Regional Hospital of Jackson, Tenn. of heart disease. Her occupation was a presser at a dry cleaner. Survivors include a daughter, Regina Morris Bryant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Morris. Visitation will be April 5, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Cypress Creek First Baptist Church. Selmer Mortuary is in charge of services. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
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April 4-6 • Chewalla Baptist Revival A revival will be held at Chewalla Baptist on April 4-6. Evening services begin at 6:30 p.m. and the Sunday morning worship will begin at 10:45 a.m. Bro. Joey Johnson - First Baptist-Selmer will preach on Friday, Bro. Chad Grayson - First Baptist-Tupelo will preach on Saturday, Bro. Mike Smith - By Faith Baptist will preach Sunday morning and Bro. Jason Martindale - Northside Baptist will preach Sunday night. A fish fry will be held at 5:30 p.m. prior to the Saturday service. April 5 • Revival at World of Truth in Ramer World of Truth Church in Ramer Tenn. will have revival Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th at 6 p.m. with Brother Cory Burcham and family preaching and singing! Everyone is invited!
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Whitley - Duncan Please join us and share our joy as a beautiful new life begins for Sarah Bess Whitley and Daniel Lynn Duncan. The wedding will take place on April 5, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at The Sanctuary of Milledgeville Pentecostal Church in Adamsville, Tenn. Sarah is the daughter of Neal and Heather Whitley and Dustin and Ginny Jaco, all of Adamsville, Tenn. She is a 2013 graduate of Adamsville High School and is employed with Nationwide Insurance Co. Daniel is the son of Dave and Donna Duncan of Selmer, Tenn. He is a 2011 graduate of McNairy Central High School and The Tennessee Fire Services and Codes Enforcement Academy. He is employed with the Selmer Fire Department. Please join our family and friends to celebrate this very special occasion for this very special couple.
April 13 • Fourth Street Church of Christ Friends and Family Day Fourth Street Church of Christ will have a Friends and Family Day on Sunday, April 13. Schedule as follows: 9:30 a.m. Bible Classes for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 11:30 a.m. Meal; 1 PM Worship. All are invited. Please join us for this special day.
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80th Birthday Celebration Please join us for an 80th Birthday Celebration for Bobby Durbin on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Enville Community Center. Please no gifts.
COMMUNITY EVENTS • Learn to Recognize Signs of Drug Addiction Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. 800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com. • 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 6435571. • 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 731-6101881. • Prospect Cemetery Clean Up Family members who wish to retrieve or remove flowers from their loved ones grave at Prospect Cemetery on Pleasant Site Road in Selmer, Tenn. should do so within the next two weeks. Mowing will start around the 3rd or 4th week of April. Any old flowers left on graves at this time will be removed. Donations for upkeep of the cemetery may be sent to: Jane Ashe, 3453 Race Path Rd. Stantonville, TN 38379 or Lisa Moore, 151 Bassham Lane, Selmer, TN 38375. April 4 • Stantonville Fish Fry Stantonville Fire Department will have their monthly fish fry on Friday, April 4 from 4 until 7 p.m. $6 for 1/2 order and $10 for reg. order. April 5 • Jesus Cares Celebration Jesus Cares in Adamsville has been open for one year and to celebrate we are having a free Super Hotdog celebration and a drink Saturday April 5th
from 11am-1pm. Please come by and check out our specials. Have a free lunch with your friends at the Jesus Cares in Adamsville Store. • Benefit BBQ Chicken Dinner for Wilson Family There will be a benefit BBQ chicken dinner held Saturday, April 5 from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Finger Community Center. All proceeds will go to the Bimbo Wilson family, who lost their home and belongings due to a fire. Silent Auction ending at 6 p.m. Cake walk at 5 p.m. For donations or questions, call Sharon Martin 731-453-5870, Adrian Martin 731-439-1215 or Ervin or Linda Stoll 731-934-7141 or 731-616-1925. • Leapwood FCE Potluck Dinner Leapwood Family and Community Education (FCE) Club will be hosting their annual potluck dinner on Saturday, April 5 at Leapwood Community Center. The potluck dinner will begin from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A cake walk, silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle to follow. The cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Half of the proceeds will go to benefit the Leapwood Community Center and half will go to Leapwood FCE to fund their many community service projects. • Cruise-In at SportsPlex North Corinth Christian Academy is sponsoring a Cruise-In Saturday, April 5. Registration at 9 a.m. to 12 noon. This will be held at the SportsPlex in Corinth. Door prizes, drawings start as 1 p.m. All proceeds go to NCCA. • Michie School Reunion Michie School will be having a reunion on April 5th at 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. • Boston Butts For Sale McNairy County Volunteer Fire will be selling Boston Butts on Saturday April 5th. Pre-order is preferred for $30. Call Mast Tires or any volunteer member to place your order! • McNairy County Equine Horse Show McNairy Co Equine Association will have their First Horse Show Saturday April 5, 2014 at 2pm. Next show will be May 3, 2014 at 7:00. Coggins required. For more information call Julia 610-2088 or Gerry Don 610-2313. • Purdy Community Center Dance Dancing at the Purdy Community Center Saturday night April 5th, 2014 beginning at 7:00pm with Ronnie Whitten and Company. Where you can, square dance, two step, line dance, and clogging. Come and enjoy good music, dancing, food, drinks, popcorn, cakes in a nice clean place. See you there Saturday night! 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, bean-
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Adamsville Boy Scout Troop 234, the city of Adamsville and ASCO–Waste Management are sponsoring a special recycling day for area households and businesses. The event on Saturday, April 5, is an Eagle Scout service project for 15-yearold Austin Pritchard. “I chose this as my project because it is very beneficial to the environment, and it gets items that can be potentially harmful to people in their homes or
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April 12 • River Stone Band at Purdy Community Center The River Stone Band will be performing at the Purdy Community Center Saturday night April 12, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Come out enjoy great music and singing, dancing, food, drinks, in a nice clean place. See you there April 12th, 2014! • Volunteers Needed Volunteers are needed to open the museum on the weekends. Times are 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm on Saturdays and 1pm4pm on Sunday. The Historical Society will host two training sessions to familiarize a volunteer with the museum. The sessions will be Saturday April 12, 2014 from 1-2pm and Tuesday April 15, 2014 from 6:307:30 at the museum. Qualifications are adults 21 or
businesses off their properties,” Pritchard said. The materials being accepted for recycling are paint, batteries and used oil. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Adamsville Public Works building at 203 Sunrise St. in Adamsville, behind the BP station on Main Street. For more information, call 731-645-0090 or email alpr itch1998@hotmail. com.
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A Season of Color By Toni Watson Contributor
Each year merchandisers have to decide what colors will dominate their product line in the coming year. Manufacturers of room paints, bedroom and bathroom linens, fashion clothing, nail polish and such go to a color wheel in some office somewhere and begin a long conversation of what they think will catch the eye of potential consumers to raise the company revenues. Well, while humankind is being picky about which colors to choose, God, in the abundance of his glorious creativity and infinite palette of colors, splashes them all over our universe. What’s fun to do is to talk to a couple of ladies whose eyes see those many colors and make them part of their own creations. Brenda Wood and Sheila Treece are just a couple of our local artists who have captured the colors of the seasons in their artwork and guided others to find the hues of nature to create their own canvases. Both have a keen eye, a steady hand and an ebullient personality, making them both a delight as a conversationalist. Sheila is still in the busy mix of her career responsibilities while Brenda has begun to slow down and take up her artistic endeavors at her own pace. Sheila’s studio is right off Main Street at 110 South Magnolia Street. She has a lovely gallery area as you enter that includes a variety of her artwork, but from April 7 through April 26th, it will display those items created by her students. On April 12th, there will be a reception to welcome all who wish to come see what they have accomplished. During that time, Sheila will convert the classroom that is housed in the back of the studio into
more display area. And then on April 26th, she’ll get out the worktables and student chairs again for a special upcoming class in which the students can create stained glass stepping stones for their personal use or as unique gifts for others. If that sounds interesting to you, you’ll want to let her know by April 4 which of the available stained glass patterns and which colors to prepare for you. She’s available at 731-631-0100. You’ll find that Sheila has conscientiously created a place with a family environment where people can do something they enjoy that is artistic and leave with a sense of accomplishment. So while Sheila is busy planning curriculum for classes to enrich the skills of students from ages 6 to 80, Brenda is measuring out her time to create at a more leisurely pace. There was a time when Brenda thought a leisurely pace needed to be filled up, brimming over. She actually got into painting as a diversion while business was slow in her husband Jerry’s television repair shop. She had exercised her considerable talents in sewing prom dresses, assembling bridesmaid dresses, constructing quilt tops, crocheting a bunch of things, knitting – well, you get the idea. Her hands were always flying from one creative task to another. So why not take up painting, too? Well, she did such a grand job others wanted her to share her skills by teaching them. After Brenda got multiple requests from Mildred Pettigrew, she stepped up to the challenge of teaching. It turned out that, once again, Mildred knew what she was talking about and Brenda began to influence the town of Adamsville through her students. But Brenda has taken off her teacher’s hat for now. She continues to do paintings through commissions and she also just up and paints what she feels like on any given day. If you’d like to present her with a commissioning to paint for you, just give her a call at 632-3717. Back to Sheila – she’s got her calendar pretty much planned out through the summer for those oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels to come to life in new compositions. Her courses usually last three months and have specific goals for the students. However, her creative abilities will mix with the particular group of students
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness and Enforcement Month By Jeff York Contributor
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness and Enforcement Month. Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. This risky activity can divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving, while endangering the safety of the driver, passengers, and bystanders. In 2012, there were 3,328 people killed and 421,000 injured nationwide in crashes involving distracted driving. In 2013, there were 18,761 traffic crashes including 54 fatalities as a result of distracted driving in Tennessee. “When you text while driving, you take your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and mind off the task of driving. That puts lives in danger, and no one has the right to do that,” said Kendell Poole, Director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
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older who have a love for history and its preservation. • Finger Fish Fry & BBQ Finger Volunteer Fire Department will have a fish fry and barbecue chicken dinner on Sat., April 12 from 3 until 7 p.m. All you can eat, catfish or chicken with all the trimmings, and homemade desserts. Adults $10 and children $5. All proceeds will go towards the operating expenses of the Finger Fire Dept.
Text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, and is by far the most alarming distraction. Tennessee has a primary texting law that is enforced by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and state-wide law enforcement. “The Tennessee Highway Patrol takes driving while distracted very seriously,” said Sergeant Bill Miller, Public Information Officer. “One of THP’s main goals with our enforcement efforts is to change those reckless or dangerous driving habits that increase the chances of a crash occurring.” According to Sergeant Miller, troopers are looking for any unsafe action that takes away from the responsible and proper operation of a motor vehicle. Troopers patrol daily in the familiar black and cream patrol cars, as well as on police motorcycles. The THP also utilizes unmarked patrol vehicles to detect reckless behavior. “When drivers text and drive
April 12 • CBS Reality Series Casting Call “Big Brother” CBS and Kassting Inc. kindly request your participation in the casting of CBS’s Big Brother, gearing up for another season of fun. Are you an outgoing, intriguing, competitive person who would make the perfect Big Brother House Guest? Are you willing to compete for half a million dollars against other participants as aggressive and ambitious as you are? If you can answer yes to these questions, you just might qualify as a contestant on CBS’s Big Brother. CBS’s “Big Brother” open Casting Call Saturday, April
that creates a very dangerous, reckless situation and detecting those distracted drivers is definitely a priority of the THP” said Sergeant Miller. “If you are texting and driving, or doing anything that creates an unsafe situation on the road, then troopers are going to take the appropriate action. If you choose to drive drunk, reckless or distracted then you will lose, don’t do it.” The Governor’s Highway Safety Office urges drivers to make safe choices when driving on Tennessee roadways. Take a moment to pull over if you need to make a call, or send a text. Consider asking your passenger to make the call or text for you. In Tennessee, texting while driving is against the law and considered unsafe. Any situation that causes a driver to become distracted can be extremely dangerous to the driver and fellow Tennesseans. Our goal is to make sure you and your loved ones ARRIVE at their destinations safely.
12th, 2014 from 1-5 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe located at 100 Broadway in Nashville. The show is looking for Singles, Moms, Dads, Grandparents, College Graduates, All ages (21 and up), all ethnicites, all types, competitive and big personalities are a must. Requirements and applications are available at bigbrothercasting.tv. For any questions, please email: bonnie@ kasstinginc.com. April 13 • Strawberry Festival Strawberry Festival Preliminary Pageants will be help on April 13, 2014 beginning at 2pm at the Selmer Civic Center. Cate-
gories are as follows: Little Miss Selmer (ages 6-10) Little Miss McNairy County (all age groups) Miss West Tennessee (all age groups) All winners from age 6-up will have the opportunity to participate in the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. For more information call: Margret Henry 731239-5655 or 662-396-1667, Vickie Allen 731-617-7302 or Joyce White 662-2872293. 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.
INDEPENDENT APPEAL v PAGE 9A in front of her so that she capitalizes on their personal interests and refines their skills in each class, from beginner to advanced artist. She has summer art camps planned out for June and July with one-week sessions of an hour and a half each. Think of what can be created with that much time! She continues to do independent study classes for people with more advanced skills who need honest critiques of their work and suggestions for refining their expertise. And she even takes instruction from another master artist in Germantown studio, endeavoring to keep growing as a student herself. Back to Brenda – she took on a pretty big project when the television repair shop shut its doors. With the help of her son and husband, she refurbished her mother’s home that is just up the street from where the Woods live. So if you went by 110 Mulberry Street, you might find Brenda playing in paints and ideas and expressing it all with joy. She’ll be surrounded by a bunch of her paintings – paintings that she would gladly sell to beautify your home or just keep because they made her so happy to paint them. You’d probably see a whole bunch of winter scenes and old Fashioned Christmas scenes because those are favorite subjects for Brenda. But don’t be asking her to teach you how because she has honored Mildred’s request long enough. And so what do these two wonderful artists have to say to Adamsville? Well, Sheila says she’d welcome you to come through her doors and discover your creative side that you may have failed to realize is a rich part of who you are. Brenda would thank you for patronizing her all these years and encouraging her to stretch her talents in response to your needs. Both would speak of the beautiful colors that are seen in sunsets, spring flowers, children’s faces, dawns, and summer city scenes. If you want to see the world in a whole new way, look for the colors you haven’t paid much attention to before and remember the Creator whose skill makes it all possible. Start by going down Main Street and see if you can spot the fuchsia! (You might want to Google fuchsia before you go.)
Five Things Your Parents Didn’t Mean to Teach You By Beth H. Macy Submitted Article
Parents do the best they can to raise you with the tools they have. Many parents would be shocked to know that their children were little sponges, soaking up every word and action and interpreting it in their own way.. Since each brain and view of the surrounding world is so different, it is no wonder therapists have a constant flow of clients. Although many thoughts, fears, reactions, and actions get imprinted upon children at an early age, it is never too late to recognize where these things come from and to decide whether or not you wish to continue to hold onto them. Here are five things, out of potentially many more, that your parents inadvertently taught you. 1. How to Swear Fathers are especially good at “teaching” this one. Ever been around your dad in his workshop when he hit his thumb with a hammer? Or how about when he came home from work and tripped over the cat? What about your mom’s reaction when the dog pooped on the floor? Or what your mother said when your father threw the baby up in the air and played catch? There are many every day situations that can cause a parent to inadvertently let loose a blue streak! How do you react to surprise, pain, fear, or fatigue? What swear words are your children learning?
See FIVE THINGS, 10A May 10 • Selmer Cheerleaders Qualify for National Championship Young Champions Selmer Level 4 Cheerleaders have qualified for the National Championship in LAS VEGAS!!! Everyone is invited to a fund-raising event on Saturday May 10, 2014 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Selmer City Park. There will be a poker run and fish fry. Poker registration will begin at 8am. $20 per rider, $5 per passenger. 1st Bike out at 9am and last bike in by 3pm. $250 best hand, $100 most awesome bike. (Bike winner to be chosen by the cheerleaders) Some of the events planned are performances by the Young
Champion Cheerleaders, 50/50 raffle, fish plates, hamburgers, hotdogs, popcorn, snow cones, face painting, nail sets and much much more!! Hope to see you there!
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Bethel Springs April 5th, 2014 at 5 PM Rev. John Coleman will be speaking at the Wild Game Supper. He presently serves as pastor of New Bethlehem Baptist Church in Dyer, Tenn. He is an avid crappie fisherman and enjoys deer, duck and turkey hunting. Also does taxidermy work and makes duck calls. Please join us for a fun evening. EVERYONE IS INVITED
Friends and Family Day Sunday, April 13 Schedule is as follows: 9:30 AM .... Bible Classes for all ages 10:30 AM ......................... Worship 11:30 AM .............................. Meal 1:00 PM............................ Worship
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Hero By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor
Do you have someone in your life that you look up to and respected? Well I guess most of us do. Some would like to be a movie star not me. Too much pressure there for me who wants people following you around ever where you go to get a picture you wish no one would ever see. A big sport figure you look up to, again too much fame there for me. I hate to have my picture made and rather make someone else feel special by telling their story but as for me I am just a plain country girl. If I have to name someone I look up to, though it would be Beverly Montgomery, whom used to be our Regional Administrator and her sweet husband Danny.
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2. The White Lie Ever overhear one of your parents calling in sick to work? “Cough, cough, cough, I seem to have caught a bug from one of the kids. Can’t make it in today.” You look around the house to see which one of your siblings is sick. Then you wonder if it could be you who is sick! But when your parent comes into the room, he/she is perfectly healthy sounding. How confusing is that? In later years, you make a note to tell your therapist about it! What are some other white lies you overheard, and how does that affect your behavior today? Are you a master at the “mental health day” phone call to work? 3. Fear of (Spiders, Mice, Lightening, and Other Events) Parents tend to have different parenting styles here. Your father may have run around the house after a mouse with a shotgun declaring, “I’ve got it!” and your mother may have picked the mouse up by its tail and thrown it out. However, do you remember the reaction to a spider in the bathtub? Which parent screamed and ran away? And how was the offending critter taken care of? Was it squashed into a piece of toilet paper and flushed down the toilet, or trapped in a cup and let go free outside? Now look at your reaction to these critters and events. Where did it come from? Is it a carbon copy of one of your parent’s reactions or is it the exact opposite? 4. How to Mess Up a House Are you a piles person, compulsively orderly, or somewhere in between? Chances are that you are a reaction to, or an embodiment of, the way your parents lived. We all know the basics of cleaning a house, but our houses reflect not as much our ability to clean the house but our ability to mess it up! The best way to analyze your style is to look at how your parents live once the children have flown the nest. 5. How to Procrastinate It’s 9 p.m. on a school night, and your mother is putting you to bed. You mention that you haven’t finished your big craft project for the Science Fair, and it’s due tomorrow. Your mother lectures you on leaving something so late and then runs around the house gathering materials for your science project. The two of you sit for the next two hours at the kitchen table modeling a papier-mâché volcano, complete with a baking soda eruption. You proudly carry it to school the next day and get an A on your science project. When do parents enable self-learning and stick-to-it behavior, or when do they, from fatigue, and their own need to have some quiet time and get to bed at a decent hour, inadvertently encourage procrastination? Any attention can be good attention, even if children are being scolded by their parents.
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They are some of the nicest folks I have ever met. Mrs. Beverly would come into our building and speak to ever patient and staff member she comes in contact with. No big you and little me when she in the house. Then there is her husband Danny what a fine man he is. I visited there church for a valentines banquet for the youth and he bid on a basket and when he won and gave it to me. Made my day, especially when I gave it back to the next bidder, their Pastor Brother Roy Wyatt. So, the youth got paid twice. Now, you can’t beat that with a stick. In our home the person whom I would have to say I look up to, is my friend, Pearl Wilson. Mrs. Pearl has a quick mind a sweet smile and is absolutely one of my favorite people in the world. She is a simple lady who can bring a smile to my face any day. Hero’s carry a big responsibility with the title but I never worry about any of the once I mention above ever not meeting my expectations. Our now Regional Administrator is Blake Carrington and he too is someone I respect. The first time I met Blake he told me about the greatest person in his life here on this earth his son Jax and I knew we would also be friends. I am sure I am no one’s hero, but thats okay, because I would have big shoes to fill, and might not get
TDA Now Accepting Proposals for Specialty Crop Block Grants NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. These federal funds are granted to enhance production and competitiveness of specialty crops, which include fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, tree nuts and nursery crops including floriculture. The grants are authorized through the federal Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 and are administered by TDA. “Tennessee’s rural communities are home to a lot of smart, hardworking people who see opportunities for the future,” Ed Harlan, assistant commissioner for TDA Market Development, said. “For experienced agricultural entities who want to take their operations to the next level, Specialty Crop Block grants can be the missing piece of the puzzle,” Harlan said. “The projects funded by these grants have the potential to create a positive ripple effect of success for rural economies.”
Universities, institutions, cooperatives, producers, industry or community-based organizations may submit a proposal for funding. Projects must directly impact multiple Tennessee producers. The purpose is to identify and support projects that are forward thinking with a positive, long lasting impact on Tennessee Agriculture. All fund recipients must be recognized by the IRS. Submitted proposals must align with one of three categories: good agricultural practices (GAP), food safety, and traceability; farmers markets and wholesale produce; or innovative specialty crop projects. Proposals must be received by TDA no later than May 8. Specific proposal requirements and other information can be found at http:// t n . g ov / a g r i c u l t u re / m a rk e t i n g / scbg.shtml. Once received, proposals are reviewed and ranked according to criteria provided on the website. Applicants will be notified by June 12 whether TDA intends to present their projects to USDA for funding.
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First time recipients of SCBG funds have a funding limit of $25,000. Proposals for food safety and traceability could include GAP training, specialized equipment and facilities needed to incorporate GAP, Good Management Practices (GMP) or tracing specialty crops to their sources. Examples of appropriate farmers markets and wholesale produce projects include proposals for improved produce cool storage, distribution and handling. The more generalized category for innovative specialty crop projects allows proposals for on-farm efforts to enhance marketing, production, packing and/or distribution of specialty crops. Such projects might include improving nutrition through specialty crop distribution, or projects which improve, enhance, or reduce costs associated with distribution of specialty crops. For more information regarding the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, email Tn.scbg@ tn.gov.
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The McNairy County Board of Education will meet in regular session Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Selmer Courthouse.
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There are many ways parents, and you, yourself, as a parent, model less than desirable behavior. When you internalize this behavior, you can model it yourself or model the exact opposite behavior -- or even model a behavior that stems from your own unique interpretation of that behavior. Ever wonder how two siblings who grew up in the same household can have two entirely different interpretations of what went on in that household? Everyone sees the world differently, and everyone chooses how to react to that world. Even years after the original incident that formed our behavior has taken place, you can still chose to react differently. What behaviors do you have that you can trace back to your parents? How did you chose those behaviors, and do you still chose to keep them? Beth H. Macy, M.Ed. Psychology, LMHC, is the author of “Many Years Many Worlds.” For more information visit www.manyyearsmanyworlds.com.
The Town of Bethel Springs will accept sealed bids to Asphalt Buena Vista Road from Main St to the 45 By Pass in Bethel Springs, TN. The CW Hot mix must meet TN Dept. of Transportation specifications. Specifications for the road is 18 feet wide and 1 ½” thick.
Rowsey School Road Bridge over Little Hatchie Creek will be closed for new bridge construction beginning Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - June 30, 2014. Alternate routes will be Robinson Shed Road on the west side and Curtis Hill Church Road on the east side. Thank you, McNairy County Highway Dept. Harvey N. Smith Road Superintendent
Capooth Rd. bridge overflow over Little Muddy Creek will be closed for bridge construction beginning Monday, April 7, 2014. Alternate routes will be Houston Cemetery Road on the west side and Capooth/Dickey Rd. on the east side.
McNairy County Schools Transportation Department
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SCHOOL BUS BIDS
the job done. The heroes I mentioned above, I respect all of them. Hope you have a great week and enjoy the sweet picture of spring just outside of your own door. Until next time.
Deadline for bids must be received by April 28, 2014. Bids will be opened at Bethel Springs City Hall at 4066 Main St, on May 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. We reserve the right to accept or reject any and all bids. The Town of Bethel Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Thank you, McNairy County Highway Dept. Harvey N. Smith Road Superintendent
FUEL BIDS for 2014 - 2015
The McNairy County Board of Education is requesting bids on (4) 2014 model (or newer) 78-passenger, rear-engine school buses. Bids are to be submitted to the Director of Schools, McNairy County Board of Education, 170 West Court Avenue, Room 107, Selmer, Tennessee 38375. Bids are to be submitted no later than 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
The McNairy County Board of Education is accepting bids from suppliers of Diesel Fuel and LP Gas for the 2014 – 2015 school year. Bids must be sealed and delivered to the Director of Schools’ Office at the McNairy County Board of Education, 170 West Court Avenue, Room 107, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 prior to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Bid forms and specifications may be obtained from the School Bus Garage, 892 High School Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 or the Director of Schools’ Office. Bids are to be submitted with the understanding that the McNairy County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
The outside of the envelope must be marked “Bids on Diesel Fuel or LP Gas” in the lower left corner. Bid packet for diesel fuel may be picked up at the Director of Schools’ Office or the McNairy County Bus Garage at 892 High School Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375. The McNairy County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids to accept the lowest and best bid.
April is National Safe Digging Month. American Midstream encourages all homeowners and contractors to call 811 several days before digging. This free service marks nearby utilities to prevent injuries, property damage and inconvenient outages.
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The history of Finger, Part 1: The businesses of Finger By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The earliest businesses were established in Finger about the same time as construction of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, which goes through the town, in the 1850s, according to John Talbott’s book, Let’s Call It Finger. One of the earliest known Finger businesses was the grist mill owned by Robert Thompson McIntyre. The mill was built in the area the east side of Huggins Creek, probably before the 1850s. The town got its original name, McIntyre’s Switch or McIntyre’s Crossing, from McIntyre. This would be town’s name until 1895, when a post office was approved for the village. There was a tavern, located near the railroad, that was built about the same time as the railroad, for the workers lodging and entertainment. The building remained on the same site until the 1930s when Albert Weaver moved it and began using it as a hog shed. As late as the 1890s, much of Finger was farmland and woods and owned by James Robert McIntyre, son of Robert Thompson McIntyre. As James grew older and his sons grew up and left, he began to sell off his farm in lots. McIntyre, James and Co. General Merchandise was open by 1905. It was owned by James, son Robert A. McIntyre and sonin-law Major A. James. The Finger Church of Christ was built in 1915 and the Finger Cemetary in 1921. In 1916, the Mobile and Ohio Railroad bought the land on which it built the Finger Depot. W. P. Massey’s General Merchandise was opened in 1892, on the north side of Main Street, near the location of Home Banking Co. Massey was the nephew of James and his elder brother, John. Massey was partners with John in a general store, but took over the business when John’s health failed. John died of skin cancer in 1897. The building burned in 1916 and was replaced by a new brick building that now houses Home Banking. The Finger Post Of-
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fice was located on the front-west side of the building. William H. Harris operated the Harris General Merchandise store from 1900 until 1910, when son John R. Harris took it over. John sold it to a cousin Thee Harris who later sold it to Willie A. Dillon and Dallas Wilson. In 1907, the Bank of Finger was founded by F. J. Floyd, W. P. Massey, James R. McIntyre, R. B. Moore, Jr. and Lee A. Weaver. The bank, which was the first brick structure in Finger, was chartered on July 25,
1907 and opened its doors for business on Oct. 21, 1907. Moore was the first cashier of the bank. Weaver was the president of the bank and Massey was the vice-president. Weaver, Massey, Sherman Young and R. H. Hill were the directors. Andrew J. Maness, the second cashier of the bank, was killed in a horse racing accident in 1913. Two years later, the bank went out of business. Home Banking Co., which was housed in the same building, was chartered on Feb. 24, 1915. The first investors and direc-
tors were Hugh L. Hodges, John Harris, W. P. Massey, Floyd and Weaver. John Harris was the first president, Massey and Hodges were vice-presidents and Weaver was the cashier. There were various other general merchandise stores in the early 20th century. Finis E. Miller and Company General Merchandise lasted until Miller’s death in 1916. Please read upcoming issues of the Independent Appeal for additional installments on the history of the Town of Finger.
Blue Ribbon Campaign raises awareness of local child abuse By Janet Rail Publisher
During the month of April you will see blue ribbons all around the county as a reminder of the 500 to 700 children in McNairy County the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for Child Abuse estimates are victims of child abuse. “This blue ribbon campaign has roots back to 1989 when the grandmother of a child abuse victim who died from injuries inflicted by his parents. The grandmother tied a blue ribbon on the antenna of her van as a constant reminder to her and to make her community aware of the tragedy of
child abuse. According to Luke DeLavergne, director of the McNairy County Carl Perkins Center, their staff will be putting up blue ribbons in high traffic areas across the county in an attempt to also raise awareness of the many victims of child abuse in our community. Any citizen is encouraged to join in the campaign and put a blue ribbon on their car, home or business to commemorate the constant fight to protect our children. The theme of this years campaign – Mission: Protect Children. “We use this month, not as one to raise much needed funds, but as a month to raise awareness and to host lun-
cheons to thank our volunteers, donors and the advisory board who all contribute so much to the cause,' said DeLavergne. One in eight cases of child abuse are never reported. If anyone suspects child abuse they can report it to the statewide hotline at 877-237-0004. In addition, the center is selling tshirts with a dessert storm theme for Mission: Protect Children that the center encourages any business to purchase and wear on a casual Friday to further support the campaign. Interested persons can contact the center directly to place an order for the tshirts at 175 S Third Street, Selmer or by calling 731-646-3627.
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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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
Remembering the 152nd Anniversary of Shiloh By Heather Henson Shiloh National Military Park
Join Shiloh Rangers and volunteers as they commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh. In-depth hikes and talks will occur on April 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th at the Shiloh Battlefield. “We are excited to offer visitors a deeper understanding of what occurred during the fierce fighting between the Northern and Southern soldiers, and provide rare opportunities for visitors to access park personnel for extended periods of time on the battlefield,” commented Superintendent John Bundy. The park will also host The Vacant Chair Photography Studio on April 5th and 6th. The studio will present interpretive programs on the history and roll of photography in the mid-1800s, and will demonstrate the process of early pho-
tography in their period-correct traveling studio. In addition, visitors will be able to hear the cannon roar again at Shiloh over the anniversary weekend. Participation in the battlefield hikes is by reservation only. To register in one or more of the battlefield hikes, please contact the Shiloh Visitor Center at 731-689-5696. Registered participants should meet the guides at the appointed sites, and are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing and footwear as some terrain will be difficult. Visitors attending more than one hike are encouraged to have food and water available. To view a full list of the 152nd Battle of Shiloh anniversary events, please visit the Shiloh website at www.nps.gov/shil, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShilohNMP. Join Shiloh Rangers and volunteers as they commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh.
The Story of the Blue Bow
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Volume 111, Number 46, Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Adamsville wins two in Huntingdon By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor
The Adamsville Cardinals made the trip to Huntingdon, Tenn. to take on Bruceton and Huntingdon over spring break.
Adamsville 9 Bruceton 8
The Cardinals spent their Spring Break on the baseball field, and played two great games in Huntingdon. Taking on Bruceton, Adamsville was able to jump out in front early and take a 3-0 lead after the top half of the first inning. Moving into their defensive half of the inning, the Cardinals pitching staff went to work, and was able to keep Bruceton off the board in the first two innings. After scoring in the first, Adamsville was held scoreless in the second but was able to get the bats hot again and push two runs across in the third. The third inning was also when the Caridinals pitching staff finally gave up a couple runs of their own, and the Cardinals led 5-2 after three innings. However, once Bruceton came to bat in their half of the fourth inning they were able to turn things around. The Cardinals pitching staff was hit for five runs in the fourth inning, giving Bruceton the lead 7-5. Adamsville took little time to answer, as they were able to take the lead back in the fifth inning as they were able to string a few hits together and push three more runs across. With the score now 8-7, the Cardinals needed to finish the game strong to come away with the win. Moving into the sixth, Bruceton was able to get a run across and tie the game, but the Cardinals were able to answer back in the same inning hanging on to their one run lead. With just an inning left to play, the Cardinals pitching staff went out and was able to hold Bruceton off the board and hang on for the big win. AHS: 3 0 2 0 3 1 0 — 9 7 1 BHS: 0 0 2 5 0 1 x — 8 7 3
(AHS) (Batting) Jacob Wallis: 1-4, 2 R; Canon Smith: 0-3, 1 R; Alex McSwain: 1-2, 3 R, 1 RBI; Dustin Neil: 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI; Austin Cotner: 1-4, 1 RBI; Trevor Griffin: 1-4, 1 R; Laderrick Means: 1-3; Cody Meeks: 0-2; Gage Wardlow: 0-1 (Pitching) Allen Wells: 3 2/3 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 6 K; Peyton Surratt: 1/3 IP, 2 BB, 1 K; Michael Harpole: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3K Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo
Dustin Neil stands in for the Cardinals looking to keep the rally alive. Neil helped the Cards with two RBIs, and three runs scored on the weekend.
See CARDINALS, 1B
Lady Cards battle Obion Independent Appeal By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor
The Lady Cardinals ended their Spring Break with a tough match-up with Obion County, and could not hang on for the win in the close contest.
Obion County Adamsville
The Lady Cardinals played a hard fought game against Obion to end their Spring Break and to get back into the rhythm. It took a little while for the Lady Cardinals to get their bats moving, as they were held scoreless through the first three innings. In the circle, Gabby Morris continued to pitch well for the Lady Cards. However, Morris had a couple rough innings as she gave up two runs in the second inning along with three runs in the third, giving Obion a 5-0 lead.
Not backing down, the Lady Cards were able to explode in the fourth inning bringing four runs around to score and bringing the game to within one run. Unfortunately for the Lady Cards that was the only offense they were able to come by. Although Morris finished the game strong and did not allow Obion to score a single run after the third inning, the Lady Cards could not battle back for the win. OCHS: 0 2 3 0 0 0 — 5 3 0 AHS: 0 0 0 4 0 0 — 4 7 1 (AHS) (Batting) Anna Johnson: 0-3; Abbie Lunsford: 3-3; Gabby Morris: 0-3, 1 R; Olivia Johnson: 1-3, 1 R; Parker Davis: 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI; Laura Shiver: 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI; Lauren Rhodes: 1-2, 1 RBI; Deanna Taylor: 0-2 (Pitching) Gabby Morris: 5 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Baseball Spectacular 30th Anniversary By Brian Azevedo Sports Writer
The 30th Annual Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular begins next week, and will feature Adamsville, McNairy Central, Hardin County, Scotts Hill and Bolivar. The first games will be played at Adamsville and McNairy Central high schools at 4 p.m, and the tournament will conclude with the championship on Saturday night at MCHS. Admission for the event is $5. The tournament raises approximately $4,000 annually for Adamsville and McNairy Central’s baseball programs. The tournament is shaping up to be a memorable as both Adamsville and McNairy Central try to bring the title back to the county. Tournament history
proves this is a difficult task. Lexington ended Chester County’s run for a three peat last year, but not coming back for 2014 means there will be a new champion crowned this season. In 29 years, McNairy Central has been crowned champions only three times (1985, 1995, 2010), and Adamsville has won the tournament only once (2007). Hardin County comes in with rich tournament history on its side, having won the tournament seven times. Bolivar and Lexington are also no strangers to the winner’s circle. The two have combined for four tournament titles. Whatever the outcome may be, the county is sure to see some spectacular baseball played this week, and we hope everyone can come out and support their local baseball programs.
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Staff Photo by Brian Azevedo
Lilly Webb hustles out of the box attempting to run out a base hit for the Lady Cardinals.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
Adamsville hosts football banquet
Best Linebacker - Chris Bernier and Hutch Hefner
Special Teams Player of the Year - Chris Irons
Offensive Player of the Year - Seth Paul
Best Wide Receiver - Ross Burcham
Newcomer of the Year - Luke Kiser and Zach Martin
Best Offensive Lineman - Benji Smith and Colton Williams
Defensive Player of the Year - Jacob Dengler
Most Improved - JD Martin
Best Defensive Lineman - Dustin Wilson
Cardinal Award - Brady Herrin
Scout Team Player of the Year - Laderrick Means and Chase Burdette
JV Player of the Year - Ryan Nixon
Team MVP - Zak Neary
Special Teams Player of the Year, Best Defensive Back - Jacob Wallis
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Cardinals take on JCS By Brian Azevedo Sports Editor
The Adamsville Cardinals played host to district rival Jackson Christian Eagles last week, but could not come away with the win.
Jackson Christian Adamsville
The Adamsville Cardinals had a tough time with the powerful JCS offense, and had a tough time containing the Eagles. In their second district match-up with the Eagles this season, the Cardinals needed a big win to stay in contention in district play. The Eagles, who always have a tough team, where just to much for the Cardinals on that day. Austin Cotner, who took the mound for the Cards, pitched well, but unfortunately he could not slow down the powerful Eagles of-
fense. JCS was able to score at least one run in each inning except one, and they would not allow the Cardinals to get anything going at the plate. The Cardinals will fight through the rest of their district schedule, and could get their revenge on the Eagles later in the season during the district tournament. JCS: 4 2 1 0 4 — 11 10 1 AHS: 0 0 0 0 0 — 00 00 1 (AHS) (Batting) Trevor Griffin: 0-2; Jacob Wallis: 0-2; Alex McSwain: 0-2; Dustin Neil: 0-2; Canon Smith: 0-2; Austin Cotner: 0-1; Onri Damron: 0-1; Laderrick Means: 0-2; Cody Meeks: 0-2 (Pitching) Austin Cotner: 5 IP, 10 H, 11 R, 9 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
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Cody Meeks takes his swings for the Cardinals, looking to get on base and help his young team this season.
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CARDINALS FROM PAGE 1B Adamsville 8 Huntingdon 7
Looking to add another W to the win column, the Cardinals turned their sights on the host team, the Huntingdon Mustangs. The first couple innings started as a pitcher’s duel as Stone Lipford was solid on the mound for the Cardinals. Adamsville was able to get on the board first, as they were able to push a run across in the top on the second, to give the Cards a 1-0 lead. It did not take long for the Cardinals to get on the board again, as they were able to push one more run across in the third to extend their lead. Moving into the third inning the Cardinals exploded, and was able to push four runs across the plate jumping out to a 6-0 lead over the Mustangs. However, Huntingdon was not going to go down without a fight. The Mustangs offense finally got to Lipford as they were able to score three runs of their own cutting into the Cardinal lead. Adamsville had no answer for the Mustangs in the fifth inning, but Huntingdon was able to push four more runs across taking the lead from the Cardinals. However Adamsville was not going to lay down. The Cardinals battled back and was able to score two runs in the sixth inning, taking their lead back for good. Adamsville was able to continue on in the seventh and hand on for their second win of the tournament.
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The heart of the matter Event to raise awareness for heart health By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer
The first annual Frederick D. Wyke Tennessee State Championship 5k Run/ Walk will be held on April 12 at 8:30 a.m. in Eastview. The event honors track star Wyke, who died at age 18 of cardiac arrythmia after winning the state championship in intermediate low hurdles in 1987. He is the only athlete in the county to win a state championship since the integration of schools. In 2012, a portion of Highway 45 near Eastview was named in his honor. Wyke trained for his races up and down this portion since McNairy Central High School, which he attended, had no track. Prior to the start of the 5k, there will be a brief seminar by West Tenn. cardiovascular physicians, registered nurses, and CPR instructors to inform, encourage and educate the community on the importance of heart health. “That seminar is going to be off the charts,” event organizer Quincy Wyke said. Quincy is also Frederick’s brother. In addition, the American Heart Association will provide demonstrations on CPR techniques. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US.
“We want to focus on educating the community,” Quincy said. “It doesn’t discriminate for we all have lost or known of a loved one who has been a victim of heart disease,” observed Quincy. Quincy is a CPR instructor and a personal trainer. “You never know when you’re going to use it,” Quincy said. Quincy plans to teach some more CPR classes in the county in the near future. After the heart education seminar, the 5k race will begin led by a group of special needs athletes. “Come out and learn more about the importance of heart health and enjoy a great 5K race. Walkers are encourage to participate as well,” Quincy said. Cost is $25 for adults. $10 for students/ children. Safety and security will be provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Proceeds from the project will go to fund a scholarship in Frederick Wyke’s name. This scholarship will be awarded every year to a county high school student. Quincy said he is hoping to award the first scholarship this year. Everyone who registers before March 29 is guaranteed a shirt. Refreshments will be provided by Coca-cola. Walmart and the McNairy County Chamber of Commerce are among the sponsors of the event.
Fred Wyke posing in his McNairy Central track uniform.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
Have a mind for safety Submitted Traumatic brain injury can occur as a result of any head injury. Whether it is a fall from a bicycle or a motorcycle crash, a sports concussion or a head trauma to one of our brave veterans from an explosion on the battlefield, the delicate brain can suffer significant after affects. Many of these injuries can be prevented. During observances of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans of the importance of wearing helmets while riding motorcycles and bicycles to help prevent brain injuries. Tennessee ranks number six in the nation for lives saved and economic costs saved due to helmet use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “No one expects to suffer a brain injury, but it can happen to any one of us anywhere at any time,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “Many brain injuries are preventable, from following guidelines after a sports concussion to a decision to wear a helmet when riding a bike or motorcycle. We urge Tennesseans to learn more about this issue and how they can prevent traumatic brain injuries and the significant personal, medical and disability costs that can go with them.” According to the CDC, the lives of 46 Tennesseans were saved by helmet use in 2010 for every 100,000 registered motorcycles. That’s higher than the national average of 36 lives per 100,000 registered motorcycles for states with a universal helmet law. CDC also esti-
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SMS students find faults with food
Principal’s List Chad Angell Dylan Baswell Haven Gray Jasper Sanders 6th Grade Honor Roll John Droke Natalie Patterson Ruthie Harstin Principal’s List Adam Davis Trevor Ferrell Dylan Kidd 7th Grade Honor Roll Matthew Blankenship Ainsley Ervin Gabrielle Green Claire Ingle Hailey Johnson Abby Jones Ashlyn Smith Principal’s List Madelyn Pearson 8th Grade Honor Roll Mayson Roach Clint Isbell Emily Phillips-Harmon Emma Spencer Katie Turner Principal’s List Beau Barnes Brittany Nixon Amber Rajaniemi Catherine Reed Hunter Joyner
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Hadyn Nash, Callie Beth Barkley, Adrianna Sellers, and Jared Rankin (Left to Right), find the faults in cookies. Selmer Middle School Submitted Article
The students in Mrs. Summer Willis’ science classes have been studying plate tectonics (the theory of geology developed to explain the phenomenon of continental drift). In groups students modeled the three plate bound-
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Merit Roll Brylee Barton Hailey Essary Cutter Kinkennon Darby Dickey Sixth Grade Principal’s List Carley Wardlow Madison White Lexi Ellsworth Sailor Kinkennon Cole Kirk Mallory Rodgers Honor Roll Zach Hickman Jenni Grace Lewis Jessica Sellers Colton Fortune Jenna McClain Austin Stepp Abby Yopp Merit Roll Clayton Brown Hunter Hughes Angel Kirk Montana Mensing Alyssa Nash Seventh Grade Principal’s List Dawson Dickey Jannie Hathcock Allison Jones Kori Moore Cana Smith Callie Parmely Vivian Teague Honor Roll Alan Burdette Callie Hodge Blake Taylor Stone Teague Anthony White Merit Roll Cambria Richardson Trevon Campbell Carter Ray Briley Robinson Chandler Mercer Eighth Grade Principal’s List Austin Brown Hanna Jackson Ronnie Kinkennon Luke Overton Maggie Holmes Caroline Maness Grace McMahan Honor Roll Hayden Harris Emma Hughes Abi Melton Brady Robinson Kylin Wynn Lauren Threlkeld Merit Roll Parker Childers Chris Waddell Kaytlin Weathers Peyton Childers Grant McMahan
Bethel Springs Elementary School recently held their Annual Pageant, and all of the participants looked beautiful. Top: Bethel Springs Elementary Little Miss (Pictured L to R: Queen Brooklyn Ellsworth, 1st alternate Aslyn Edenfield, 2nd alternate Neerajah Wade, 3rd alternate Lainey Baker, 4th alternate Emma Whittemore). Middle: Bethel Springs Elementary Princess (Pictured L to R: Princess Jade Lehman, 1st alternate Baylee Chandler, 2nd alternate Angelina Hampton, 3rd alternate Kinlee Racknor, 4th alternate Angela Mullins). Bottom: Bethel Springs Junior High Queen (Pictured L to R: Queen Ashlyn Smith, 1st alternate Khyla Wade Warren, 2nd alternate Sarah Beth McDonald, 3rd alternate Madelyn Pearson, 4th alternate Ainsley Ervin, Miss Congeniality Faith Bizzell).
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School menus McNairy County Elementary Breakfast Apr - 7 Assorted Pop-Tarts Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Apr - 8 French Toast Sticks Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Apr - 9 Sausage Bagel Pizza or Yogurt Parfait Variety Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Apr - 10 Breakfast Burrito Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Apr - 11 Chicken Nuggets with Biscuit Choice of Cereal Choice of Juice Choice of Milk McNairy County Elementary Lunch Apr - 7 Popcorn Chicken/Roll or Turkey/Cheese Deli Sandwich or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Cheesy Potatoes Glazed Carrots Garden Salad Diced Peaches Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Apr - 8 Breaded Chicken Sandwich or Spaghetti/ Breadstick or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Green Peas Garden Salad Baked Apples Choice of Juice Choice of Milk
Volume 09 Issue 55 April 2, 2014
Apr - 9 Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza or BBQ Sandwich or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Spicy Fries Baked Beans Creamy Cole Slaw Garden Salad Mixed Fruit Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Apr - 10 Country Chicken Tenders/Roll or Meat Loaf/Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Pinto Beans Turnip Greens Garden Salad Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Apr - 11 Pepperoni Wedge Pizza or Traveling Taco or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Potato Rounds Whole Kernel Corn Garden Salad Diced Pears Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Adamsville High & McNairy Central Lunch Menus Apr - 7 Sausage Stuffed Crust Pizza or Chicken Nuggets/Roll or Lasagna/Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Spicy Fries Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Green Peas Garden Salad Pineapple Tidbits Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Apr - 8 Cheese Stuffed Crust
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
Honey and Shelton named to UT Martin Phi Eta Sigma
Pizza or Dixie Crunch Fish Basket or Chicken Fajita Wrap or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries White Beans Creamy Cole Slaw Garden Salad Chilled Peaches Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Apr - 9 Pepperoni Wedge Pizza or Cheeseburger or Roasted Chicken/Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe French Fries Baked Beans Sweet Potato Soufflé Garden Salad Mixed Fruit Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Apr - 10 Cheese Sticks/Sauce or Golden Chicken Tenders/Roll or Meat Loaf/Roll or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Potato Rounds Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Glazed Carrots Turnip Greens Garden Salad Diced Peaches Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice Choice of Milk Apr - 11 Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza or Mini Corn Dogs or Mexican Taco or Uncrustables Pack or Chef Salad Deluxe Battered Potato Wedges Whole Kernel Corn Pinto Beans Garden Salad Diced Strawberry Cups Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice / Milk
Students Honey and Shelton pose with the Phi Eta Sigma logo after their induction. University of Tennessee at Martin Submitted Article
The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with induction into Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society that recognizes high academic achievement in
the freshman year. Students who achieve a 3.5 average at the end of their first year of study are eligible for membership. McNairy County residents Matthew R. Honey, of Finger, and Anna Marie Shelton, of Adamsville, were both recently inducted to the society. Congratulations to both of you for your commendable academic achievement.
100 Days of Bethel Pre-K
Mrs. Katie Brown’s PreK students at Bethel Springs Elementary School proudly display their work. Students enjoyed a fun filled day of reading the 100th Day of School, counting to 100, and eating 100 snacks.
Pig-Kissin’ at its’ Finest!
Member of the Tennessee High School Press The HOSA club sponsored a Association “Kiss the Pig” contest to raise money toward state compeThe PawPrint is a publication tition. Students and faculty of the McNairy were encouraged to put loose Central High School Journalism change in the bucket for the Department. The views and teacher they would most like opinions expressed here are to see kiss a pig. Contestants not necessarily those of the and the amounts each raised were 1)Mr. Powers, $175.20, administration, faculty or staff. 2)Mr. Redmon $30.39, 3)Mr. EDITORS Libby Holland Cook, 19.33, 4)Mrs. Williams Kaitlyn Boggs STAFF: Matalyn Nasalroad $18.00, 5)Mrs. Allison $15.31, 6)Mr. Walters $15.09, and ADVISER Lisa Forsythe 7)Ms. Durrance. Coming in last place gave Ms. Durrance UPCOMING EVENTS: the dubious honor of kissing the pig’s hind end. Obviously, April 3 Mr. Powers won by a landslide,
but questioned the validity of the results. At the assembly on Friday, Sheriff Guy Buck arrived with an “arrest warrant” for HOSA advisor Debra Hurst, charging “voter tampering.” Mrs. Hurst was placed “in jail” and could only be freed with either the payment of $100 bail, or by kissing the pig herself. Mrs. Hurst chose the second option, so Jimmy Dean saw a lot of action in his first vist to MCHS. Overall, the HOSA club raised nearly $700 for their efforts, and will use the money to attend state competition.
•TEN Southside H •SB Chester Co H 5:00 •BSOC Chester Co A 5:30 April 4 •SB Adamsville H 5:00 April 18 •GOOD FRIDAY: School dismissed April 23-24 •Senior Project Presentations April 25-26 •Spring Show 7pm April 27 •Spring Show 2 pm Ms. Durrance puckers up for her turn. May 21 •Graduation Practice 11:15 May 23 •Graduation 7:00
Mr. Powers gives Jimmy Dean the Pig a kiss on the snout.
LRE students calm Jimmy Dean down after his harrowing ordeal.
Word of the Week By: Kaitlyn Boggs
Mrs. Hurst talks with Jimmy Dean before her smooch.
Okay Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time to expand our vocabulary. Here’s a weird word that every high school gradu-
ate should know. Unctuous. Now what does this word mean? Dictionary.com defines it as, “characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in
an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.” So the next time you see someone who is smug be sure and stump them with your newly-learned word.
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Ramer enjoys a slice of Pi
Students in Ms. Renee Stepp’s class celebrated “Pi Day,” March 14, by designing shirts, posters, making pies, and reciting the digits of pi. It was a great day that all enjoyed.
Conquering The Ogre’s Brother Doug Lowrie Selmer Middle School
Mountains are colossal, rocky tributes to God’s power and His timelessness. They can stand in our way. They can charm us with their deceptive peace as they tower threateningly over the landscape. They are mute witnesses to the happenings of history. They entice us, challenge us, intimidate us and terrify us. In the end, though, the choice of facing them lies with us. There is a Himalayan mountain nicknamed The Ogre. It is an extremely steep rock whose peak is about a mile below the tip of Mount Everest. The Ogre has been summitted. The adjacent peak, known as The Ogre’s Brother, has not. Try as they might, there is no climber yet who has proved worthy of that warrior’s even-textured challenge. And therein lies the struggle: just because one nasty mountain has been defeated does not mean the next one will passively allow its conquest. It does not mean it will be an easier climb. However, what has been learned from the first can be used to combat the second. Apparently, such is the case with The Ogre’s Brother. As tough as The Ogre was, The Ogre’s Brother is tougher; at least until some adventurer successfully studies his nooks and crannies and footholds and ledges. Perhaps one day a yet unborn mountaineer will defeat him. Until that time, The Ogre prepares us for the sibling, a climb made easier to plan because of what The Ogre has taught us. For us, that means preparation and practice readies us for the next step. The Ogre’s Brother of education is standardized testing. This continually changing mountain must be climbed. In years past we have taken part in the CTBS standardized test. Most recently the test has been renamed and re-figured as TCAP. It has changed drastically through the years, but the results from previous years’ tests have made it possible to consider issues that previously had not even been recognized. To address these issues means we prepare students to perform better. We have climbed The Ogre, now we prepare for the brother. Are there steps that the McNairy County Public Schools have taken to better prepare our children for a higher success rate in standardized testing? Absolutely. In fact, parents might be surprised how much the administrators, coordinators and educators have accomplished. To begin, most students participate in a “pull-out”
program. This weekly session addresses academic areas in which students need to grow. Your children are getting an hour of free small group tutoring at least once a week. In comparison, many similarly skilled tutors would charge $20 for this service! A standard pull-out is conducted by college educated professionals that specialize in diverse curriculum areas. For instance, Selmer Middle School has hired Patsy Moore as a math interventionist. She studies issues concerning mathematics and communicates them to the rest of the school. She attends meetings, workshops and seminars. She does copious amounts of research. She conducts pullout sessions almost every period of every day of every week. In addition, Denise Brown has been hired to oversee the math interventionists at each McNairy County school. Together they possess dozens of years of full time teaching experience. Add the years of experience that all the county interventionists have painstakingly acquired and we see how capable McNairy County Schools are in providing a quality advanced resource program that is unparalleled by anything else in the country. These interventionists touch the needs of many students. As a second preparatory step, the state has required teachers to participate in rigorous evaluations. Teachers must be evaluated in the grueling format set by the Tennessee Department of Education. In order to receive an above average rating, we must spend hours preparing a single lesson plan, deliver it, and discuss it in a post conference with the evaluator. This is only part of the evaluation process. The rest of one’s score consists of class TCAP scores, school-wide grades in a subject area, and personal growth assessments. This process gives valuable feedback that not only makes us better but gets passed on to the kids. After the evaluation is completed, one’s natural gifts continue to be applied and one’s less strengthened areas are matured daily through practice and repetition. The third major exercise in utilizing our equipment to beat The Ogre’s Brother is practice. McNairy schools offer several assessments throughout the year. These allow students to review, evaluate, and correct their performance in different subject areas.
in relation to pacing. In other words, do they know what they need to know by this time of year in order to be familiar with all the material that might be presented on the TCAP? Visible deficiencies allow teachers to re-teach old or introduce new material. 2. The Tennessee Writing Assessment is offered once a year. Here students are taught how to address a topic (we call them prompts) in a sequential and thoughtful manner. This trains them to attack any prompt they might be presented with. Practically, this puts students in a position to improve their keyboarding and computer skills. Until this year the TCAP Writing Assessment used to be an actual paper and pencil exercise but is now an online test. Thankfully this eliminates the need to worry about handwriting skills. 3. Math students participate in an extremely difficult Constructed Response Assessment three times per year. Constructed response means “write it out,” or “show your work.” Instead of writing down a problem and an answer, students must address the question in a step-by-step, logical, and of course, correct fashion. Needless to say, this is hard. Humans don’t like to take the time to explain themselves. We like to solve the problem and move on. For students who are not used to explaining their math, this is a slow and deliberate process. County math teachers spend most of their instructional time preparing students to answer these types of questions. The thought trend here is that each student should spend more time thinking about how to conquer the problem and not waste time performing calculations. 4. There are also surveys and evaluations and preps that would wear out even the hardest working CEO. These address learning styles, college prep issues, and even how one’s lifestyle affects their education. Almost nothing is left uncovered in attempting to peel away the obstructions that prevent kids from learning. So there it is. To beat The Ogre’s Brother, we have to use every tool at our disposal. And we have to do it in an environment surrounded by children’s voices, family outings, extra-curricular events, lack of sleep, meetings, grading papers…you get the drill. Climbing the mountain of standardized testing can be a wonderful job, but only if we keep striving and pushing, egging ourselves on to the top. And when we finally scale it, what about the view? Let’s just say it will be worth the climb.
1. We offer three online ThinkLink tests. Each offering consists of Math, Language Arts and Science. In March we held the third and final series. These tests give teachers an opportunity to evaluate where their students stand
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ESTATE AUCTION From the Estate of Dock & Jo Miller
Directions: From Adamsville take Hwy 64W to Hwy 224. Turn North to Beauty Hill Rd., just past Mars Hill Cemetery, go 1/2 miles to Auction. From Leapwood take 224S. to Beauty Hill Rd. Turn right, go 1/2 mile
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#3293803: 1255 Twin View Circle, Selmer - Custom built home w/Million Dollar View! Enjoy morning coffed from deck overlooking beautiful lake, also view from all rooms across front. Large rooms, open floor plan, tile and carpet, fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Lots of landscaping and flowers.
#3248037: 2627 Buena Vista, Bethel Springs, TN - Brick home with hardwood & tile flooring, large family room with French door leading to covered deck overlooking private back yard. Family room has fireplace, bedroom area, bath. Double garage, storage building to take you back in time w/storage in back
#3291497: 1421 East Poplar Ave, Selmer - Convenience could not be better for this 4 bedroom, 2 bath vinyl siding home with large screened back porch, great work shop. The home has hardwood in living, dining, kitchen and office. Appliances stay, 2 ovens, sunroom, Great location in East Selmer.
3267062: 41 Grandview Loop, Selmer, TN - One ofSelmer’s nicest and newest sub-divisions. Brick home located on a wooded lot that drains from all directions. Work shop, paved drive, patio, double garage. Inside is open living area, formal dining, split bedroom plan, 1 bedroom up, 3 down.
#3288529: 153 State Line Rd, Michie, TN - Custom built brick 2-story home on 13.3 level acres, 6 acres fenced w/vinyl fence. Vaulted, open living area, top of line appliances, hardwood, tile, carpet, 5 bedrooms, media room, luxury master bath. Great for large family or horses.
#3288533: 85 Hideaway Cove, Crump - Great place if you like boating and fishing. Lots of house for the money, main level has open living area w/hardwood, large deck and porch. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, partial finished basement w/walk out door, double garage, pool.
#3288536: 830 Peach Ave, Selmer - Conveniently located to schools, work, shopping, dr. offices. Home has been remodeled and in great condition, hardwood flooring. Extra room that would be great for office or nursery. Carport, small deck, storage building, plus storage space under house.
#3283507: 413 Linsey Lane, Selmer - Sit on your deck and watch the deer and birds in private back yard. The vinyl siding house has a wrap porch, 2-car garage comb work shop, overhead storage, stairway. Inside is open living/dining/kitchen,sunroom, formal dining, hardwood, tile, carpet.
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#3279689: 225 Twin View Circle, Selmer - Beautiful custom built brick home in nicer Selmer area viewing a watershed lake. Fishermen enjoy the lake, plus the privacy of wooded back yard. Open living/dining/kitchen with all the upgrades in appliances, Floors are hardwood & tile. Fenced back yard
#3218232: 185 West Court, Selmer, TN - Looking to start your own business. This one is fully equipped & existing restaurant. Walk-in cooler, freezer, cook tops, convection ovens, fryers, commercial ice machine. In addition, there are 4 offices in back w/ separate entrance & utilitties.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014 503 - PUBLIC NOTICES
503 - PUBLIC NOTICES
402 - WANTED
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”);
Deed of Trust Book 312 at Pages 559-560 (Instrument Number 89401) in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee;
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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, 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 foreclosure in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Note and Deed of Trust. 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, mari-
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151 Mitchell Street Friday & Saturday April 4 & 5
Starts at 8 a.m. until ? Women’s clothes, 2XL and 3XL, battery operated four wheeler, toys, kids swimming pool, and a little bit of everything and everything must go. So come by and see us!! Call if interested (731) 434-9406.
YARD SALE FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Watch for signs on Hwy 45. Clothes, household items, misc. items.
358 Skyline Drive Selmer
HUGE CARPORT SALE
Ester Lane in Eastview.
APRIL 4-5 • 8 A.M. - ?
Household items, clothing, toys, cement mixer (Sears), furniture, firewood box and much more. (Salt & Pepper shaker collection)
CENTRAL UNIT & APPLIANCE REPAIR
Industrial Park Road off by-pass on right past Justice Complex.
Saturday, April 5th 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for theft on 3591 Buena Vista Rd in Bethel Springs, TN between March 16-22 2014.
APRIL 4TH, 3 - 5 P.M. APRIL 5TH, 7 - 11 A.M.
Wed., April 2 • 8-2 Thurs., April 3 • 8-12 Fri., April 4 • 8-12 Sat., April 5 • 8-12
WHEREAS, said Greenwich Investors XLIV has removed Sandy Wilson as Trustee and appointed the undersigned as Substitute Trustee by a certain instrument recorded in
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32” Flatscreen TV, over $550 worth of ammunition, and deer cameras. Please contact Investigator Robert Hitchborn at the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department at (731)-645-1004 with any information. *May be eligible for $1000 reward from TN Farm Bureau, subject to Terms & Conditions including Information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for theft and $500 from homeowner Anthony Roten.
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. Resumés can be sent to: NCS Fulfillment, Inc. 149 N. Railroad St. Selmer, TN 38375 Attention: Human Resources
Account Executive Job Opening Associates degree or 2-4 years experience in field preferable. Applicant will communicate on a daily basis with clients to ensure day to day business activities are moving smoothly. Good organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to detail, a must. Resumés can be sent to: NCS Fulfillment, Inc. 149 N. Railroad St. Selmer, TN 38375
FRI-SAT APR 4TH & 5TH
290 OAK ST. SELMER
SMALL T.V., KITCHEN WARE, KING SZ BED ENSEMBLE, WOMEN’S CLOTHES SMALL- 3XL, MENS MEDIUM, PURSES, SHOES THRU SIZE 11, STUFF FROM 6 FAMILIES, TOO MUCH TO LIST, HOME OF LIZ KING, RAIN OR SHINE.
BIG YARD SALE SELMER - FIRST TIME EVER! Lots of baby clothes, baby shoes, toys, knick knacks, women’s clothes (small, and other sizes). Shoes, boots. TOO MUCH TO MENTION. Starts at 7 a.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday Corner Vacant Lot at 123 South Tina Drive. Behind UNITED STAINLESS FACTORY.
YARD SALE MULTI-FAMILIES Saturday, April 5 7:30 - 12 110 Erin Lane in Eastview Furniture, home decor, men’s & women’s clothes.
7982 Hwy 45 South
Thurs., April 3; Fri., April 4; Sat., April 5 • 7:30 until? Clothing to fit all sizes 1x to 3x, plus size, namebrand. Lots of children’s clothes. Books, shoes, VCR, VHS movies, DVD movies, microwave and stand, glassware. Too much to mention. Diamond cut picture, glasses & bowl. Everything cheap. 645-7408.
YARD SALE 39 Fairway Place Saturday, April 5 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Men, women and kid’s clothes.
Too much to mention. No early birds, please.
CYPRESS GARDENS APARTMENTS 200 Lewis St. • Savannah, TN • 731-925-6955
“Rental Assistance Now Available” Applications available at the complex office One Bedroom Apartments Two Bedroom Apartments Two Bedroom Townhouse Apartments TTD phone number 711 Office phone number 731-925-6955
Rural Development USDA
Equal Housing Opportunity “This insitution is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.”
Equal Housing Opportunity
NORTHWOOD APARTMENTS 260 Arendall Street • Adamsville, TN 38310
Accepting applications for: 2 bedroom apartments. ALL UTILITIES included in rent and rent is based on income. Ofﬁce hours: TUES. & THURS. 9 - 2 Dianne Copeland, Site Manager Financed through Rural Development. Subsidized through Dept. of HUD.
Hillcrest Meadows Apartments 21 Alta Vista Drive Selmer, TN 38375
(731) 645-5290 1 Bedroom apartments for the Elderly age 62 or older or Disabled of any age. Rent is based on household income. Applications available at the ofﬁce: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Accepting Applications (800) 545-1833 ext. 339 TDD
ACCOUNTING MANAGER 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. Resumes can be sent to: NCS Fulfillment Inc. 149 N. Railroad Street Selmer, TN 38375
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tal 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:
10. Bankruptcy proceedings in any Federal District Court.
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 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
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 warranty deed recorded in Deed Book 205 at Pages 58-59 (Instrument Number 58312) in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Address: Industrial Park Road Tax Parcel ID # 05-129PA020.05(for identification purposes only-not part of the legal description) Said sale shall be held subject to the following: 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. 9. Roads, highways, easements and rights of way extending into or through or onto the property.
11. Any matters encumbering such property which have a priority over the Deed of Trust. 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. § 355-101(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. 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 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. 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
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 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 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. 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 File No. 13-047480 16450 45, 46, 47
BEGINNING at a stake in 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. 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. 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. The sale of the property shall be made subject to any and all prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, 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.
503 - PUBLIC NOTICES 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 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. Jamea Rashae Reed, Executor Estate of Camron Johntrell Hill W. Taylor Hughes By Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master 16473 45, 46 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 Glen Abernathy Chambers, Late of McNairy County, Tennessee Notice is hereby given that on March 31, 2014, Letters Testamentary in respect to the Estate of Glen Abernathy Chambers, 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 triplicate with the Clerk & Master of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2); otherwise, their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first pubication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date o fthe first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date that is four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 31st day of March, 2014. Robert Chambers, Executor Estate of Glen Aberanthy Chambers By Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master By Terry Abernathy, Attorney 16430 46, 47
503 - PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by TCA §30-2306 Estate of JOE GREER, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on March 25 of 2014 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of JOE GREER, who died 2/26/2014, were issued to the undersigned by the McNairy County Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file this same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors, if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. All persons indebtedness to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. Ginger Wyatt, Executor, Administrator, Personal Representative Mark Jendrek, Attorney Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master/ Deputy Clerk 16532 46, 47 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated June 25, 2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 29, 2007, at Book 388, Page 258 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Randall Keith Orr and Freda M. Orr, conveying certain property therein described to Donnie Gean as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on April 28, 2014 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR certified funds paid at the conclusion of the sale, or credit bid from a bank or other lending entity pre-approved by the successor trustee. The sale is free from all exemptions, which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in McNairy County, Tennessee, and bounded and described as follows:
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Commencing on a 6 inch square concrete right of way monument found at the intersection of the West right of way line of King Road (based on a width of 25 feet from the existing center of pavement) and the North right of way line of Hines Gin Road (based on a width of 30 feet from the existing center of pavement), and runs; thence, North 86 degrees 36 minutes 28 seconds West, 414.51 feet along the North right of way line of Hines Gin Road to the true point of beginning for this survey, being marked by a steel fence post found at the Southeast corner of this tract, the same being the Southwest corner of Clyde J. Waldrop and wife, Shearon Waldrop (Deed Book 67, Page 166 and Deed Book 82, Page 351); thence, North 86 degrees 36 minutes 28 seconds West, 249.57 feet along said North right of way line of Hines Gin Road to a point in the center of a drainage ditch at the Southwest corner of this tract, the same being the Southwest corner of which this tract is a part and the Southeast corner of Billy Wayne Hunter and wife, Brenda Hunter (Tract Number 2, Deed Book 139, Page 362); thence, along the center of said drainage ditch and the East line of Hunter the following courses and distances; North 16 degrees 20 minutes 55 seconds West, 224.63 feet; North 14 degrees 28 minutes 14 seconds West, 94.30 feet; North 23 degrees 56 minutes 24 seconds West, 56.90 feet; North 13 degrees 29 minutes 50 seconds West, 154.13 feet to the Northwest corner of this tract, said point being near the South right of way line of the Tennessee Gas Transmission Company (Miscellaneous Book 4, Page 264); thence, leaving said drainage ditch and along a newly created severance line through the remaining lands of Terrie Kerby (Deed Book 171, Page 568), North 55 degrees 10 minutes 33 seconds East, passing through a five eighths inch diameter iron rod set with an aluminum cap stamped “Chad W. Rickman TN RLS 2149” on the top bank at 10.00 feet, and continuing 221.95 feet, a total of 231.95 feet to a steel fence post found at the Northeast corner of this tract, the same being the Northwest corner Clyde J. Waldrop and wife, Shearon Waldrop (Deed Book 166, Page 792); thence, along the West line of Waldrop the following courses and distances: South 17 degrees 12 minutes 05 seconds East 327.18 feet to a steel fence post found; South 17 degrees 25 minutes 47 seconds East, 359.94 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 138,901 square feet or 3.19 acres, more or less within these bounds, by survey of Chad W. Rickman, Licensed Land Surveyor Number 2149 in September of 2003. This property is subject to a right of way agreement for a high-pressure gas line of the Tennessee Gas Transmission Company (Miscellaneous Book 4, Page 264) crossing the extreme Southeast corner of the subject property. All bearings contained in this description have been based on the West line of Deed Book 166, Page 792.
tion has been revised in accordance with an Attorney’s Affidavit recorded October 11, 2013 AT Book 14, Page 1793.
the successor trustee. The sale is free from all exemptions, which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows:
stitute Trustee, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Mellisa J. Anderson, an unmarried woman, to Robert M. Wilson, Jr., Trustee, on April 26, 2006 at Deed of Trust 381, Page 807; all of record in the McNairy County Register’s Office. Party entitled to enforce security interest: The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-12, 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 381, Page 807; in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee Parcel Number: 060 035.02 Current Owner(s) of Property: Mellisa J. Anderson Other interested parties: McNairy County, Tennessee, McNairy Regional Hospital Original Creditor No: 4035146 c/o Jodi Bishop, Attorney The street address of the above described property is believed to be 139 Johnson Street, Bethel Springs, Tennessee 38315, 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. SALE IS SUBJECT TO ORDER GRANTING DEFAULT JUDGMENT HELD BY MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, OF RECORD AT DEED OF TRUST 386, PAGE 1521, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE. 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. 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
made in the payment of the indebtedness and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust on property currently owned by Ray D. Lamarr-Tores and wife, Linda Monette Lamarr-Tores, and which Deed of Trust was executed by Ray D. Lamarr-Tores and wife, Linda Monette Lamarr-Tores, to Frank Lacey, Trustee and is recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee in Trust Deed Book 382, page 27. WHEREAS, the undersigned was appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in Trust Deed Book 229, page 440, in said Register’s Office. WHEREAS, the owner of the indebtedness has declared the total amount due and has directed the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described by said Deed of Trust; THEREFORE, this is to give notice that I will on April 24, 2014, commencing at 3:00 p.m., at the Front Door of the Courthouse in Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee cause to be offered for sale and will cause to be sold at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows, to wit: Said property is known as 251 Cypress Avenue, Selmer, TN. For a more complete description of said property see Trust Deed recorded in Trust Deed Book 382, Page 27 and later modified in Trust Deed Book 385, page 528, in said Register’s Office. Map 89C, Group H, Parcel 18.01. Interested parties include the following: 1) McNairy County, Tennessee, pursuant to Order Granting Default Judgment as recorded in Trust Deed Book 404, Page 2770, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.
Anointed King) and Ha Malkut Ha Elohim YHVH (The King Sovereignty of The Almighty G-d THVH) is under Their exclusive foreign sovereign jurisdiction as in Public Notice of the warranty deed (book 221 pages 407-413) filed December 27, 2011. –– Yeshayahu Matityahu, agent of The Sovereign Owners 16542 46, 47, 48
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Foreign Sovereigns’ Land on Glen Plunk Road (Peace Lane), McNairy County, TN, known as Map 25, plat 19, purchased by Yehoshua Ha Messhiach Melech (Yehoshua the
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March 25, 2014 Public service Business alarm - Michie Elementary School Speak with an officer - 160 Bendall Lane Animal control - 4652 Pleasant Site Rd Business alarm - Eastview Water Department Assist DCS Theft report - 6911 Leapwood Enville Rd Public service Unwanted person - 3106 Finger Leapwood Rd March 26, 2014 Suspicious person- Adamsville Shell Station Animal control- 438 Moore School House Rd.
ALSO KNOWN AS: 4063 Hines Gin Road, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Randall Keith Orr; Freda M. Orr; Community South Bank Branch 41 The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 931‑239193 DATED March 26, 2014 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee April 2, 2014 April 9, 2014 April 16, 2014 DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ rwatkins_140326_1610 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 16528 46, 47, 48 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated November 23, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded December 1, 2005, at Book 378, Page 2645 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Ray Broadway and Kacey Michelle Broadway, conveying certain property therein described to Park Place Title and Escrow as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Decision One Mortgage Company, LLC, its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on May 12, 2014 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR certified funds paid at the conclusion of the sale, or credit bid from a bank or other lending entity pre-approved by
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Lying and being in McNairy County, Tennessee, and more particularly bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at an iron pin set in the North margin of View Lane, which point is the Southwest corner of Lot 22, Ridge View Estates; thence from the point of beginning and with the North margin of View Lane, the following calls: South 72 degrees 42 minutes 59 seconds West 19.86 feet; South 89 degrees 51 minutes 25 seconds West 36.54 feet; North 71 degrees 47 minutes 37 seconds West 238.58 feet; South 76 degrees 18 minutes 59 seconds West 208.01 feet to an iron pin set at the Southwest corner of the herein described tract; thence, leaving said road, North 465.87 feet to an iron pin set in the Northwest corner of the herein described tract; thence East 484.24 feet to an iron pin set at the Northwest corner of Lot 22; thence, with the West line of Lot 22, South 485.01 feet to the point of beginning, containing 5.03 acres. ALSO KNOWN AS: 276 View Lane, Stantonville, Tennessee 38379 This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: Ray Broadway; Internal Revenue Service; Kacey Michelle Broadway The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 725‑241797 DATED March 21, 2014 INSERTION DATES: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee April 2, 2014 April 9, 2014 April 16, 2014 FHA No. DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ qstephens_140321_1050 FOR SALE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.MYFIR.COM and WWW.REALTYTRAC. COM 16527 46, 47, 48 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on May 1, 2014 at 10:00AM local time, at the center of Court House, McNairy County Courthouse, 170 Court Avenue, Selmer, Tennessee, conducted by Shapiro & Kirsch, LLP Sub-
Speak with an officer 1444 Dowty Rd Speak with an officer - 300 Industrial Park March 27, 2014 Threats- 413 Droke Rd Residential alarm - 200 Rowsey School Rd Attempt to serve - 6842 Rowsey School Rd Theft report - 1361 Race Path Rd Domestic physical - 1106 Dillon Rd Residential alarm - 583 Chambers Chapel Lane Attempt to serve - 3304 Sticine Rd Attempt to serve - 733 Baker Rd Residential alarm - Otis Plunk Rd.
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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been Selmer Rd Welfare check - 3357 Chewalla Rd Public service Attempt to serve - 164 Daniel Ln Escort assist Public service Residential alarm - 354 Cotton Ln Public service - 753 Mayflower Rd Attempt to serve - 175 Chambers Store Rd Trespassing - 201 Ramer Selmer Rd Theft report - 194 Truckers Ln Reckless driver - Friendship Rd Suspicious vehicle - 5020 Ramer Selmer Rd.
R. Bradley Sigler Substitute Trustee 218 West Main Street Jackson, TN 38301 16446 46, 47, 48
Speak with an officer - 620 Purdy Rd Business alarm - 7357 Highway 64 E 911 open line 98 S Sanders St Public service -40 Falcon Rd Suspicious vehicle -194 Truckers Ln Public service - 5321 Vernie kirk Rd Reckless driver - 225 Old Grocers Pride Prowler- 732 Chambers Store Rd Domestic verbal- 6104 Highway 22S March 29, 2014 Welfare check -Highway 57 Speak with an officer 2107 Dowty Rd Animal control - 3550 Mel-
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. All right and equity of redemption, homestead and dower waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. ARNOLD M. WEISS, Substitute Trustee Weiss Spicer Cash PLLC 208 Adams Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38l03 90l5268296 File # 1701-112291-FC Published: March 19, March 26 April 2 Bank of America/Joy Lee 16363 44, 45, 46
vin Qualls Rd Speak with an officer - 300 Industrial Park Dr Unwanted person - 160 Bendall Ln Reckless driver - Highway 45 S Public service - 40090 Highway 69 Residential alarm - 1542 Good Hope Church March 30, 2014 Domestic verbal - 359 Kiddy Rd Attempt to serve - Hardeman Co Line Welfare check - 71 Sharon Drive Speak with an officer Speak with an officer Theft report - 755 Dickey Rd.
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