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Adamsville goes back-to-back By Joel Counce, Ethan Huggins

“Adamsville has such a tradition and I am happy to be part of it.” - David Stevens

For the Independent Appeal

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Adamsville drum major Macy Franks adds another state championship crown to the trophy case.

Adamsville has gone back-toback. The Cardinals claimed their second consecutive Tennessee Division II State Marching Band Championship late Saturday. Adamsville’s state championship is its 11th overall and second in a row since moving to Division II two years ago. McNairy Central finished among the Top 5 for a second straight time with a 4th place showing in the 38th annual event held at Stewart Creeks High School in Smyrna. “I’m proud of every single day the students showed up to

rehearsal and worked so hard to get here,” said AHS Band Director David Stevens. Adamsville’s performance received a score of 93.95 to edge Elizabethon (92.6) for a second straight time. Father Ryan was third with a score of 91.95 and McNairy finished with a score of 90.6. “We talked this season about writing a book and each rehearsal and performance is a new page,”

said Stevens. “These students wrote the last page every day of the season with all the obstacles they overcame.” Twenty-four bands competed for the 2018 title. “Crystallized Moments” was the name of the AHS show. “We bought it and tweaked it some, but we didn’t give the songs titles, we just named the


Michie man gets 35-year sentence By Steve Beavers

Oct. 30 by Circuit Court Judge Weber McCraw. Henson, a convicted sex offender, was also convicted of incest and violation of the sex offender registry. Henson was originally charged in a multi-count indictment with several

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A Michie man has been sentenced to serve 35 years without parole for two counts of rape of a child. Forty-seven-year-old Terry Wayne Henson was sentenced in McNairy County Circuit Court on


District will not replace position By Jeff York

ing his job with the school system. “We believe we could allocate our funds better by not having a director of maintenance,” said Martin. “Larry did a good job while he was working for the school district and he really did a good job of getting the school board to increase the money spent on maintenance.” Martin said the estimated the school district would save approximately $50,000 by going without a director of maintenance. “I really wanted to keep a handle on our school

For the Independent Appeal

A decision to save money is the reason the McNairy County School District’s Director of Maintenance will not be replaced. Director of Schools Greg Martin believes the extra funds could be better utilized without a director of maintenance. McNairy County Mayor Larry Smith had served as the district’s Director of Maintenance for three years before he resigned in August. Smith was elected as county mayor prior to leav-


Staff Photo by Steve Beavers

Three Car Collision

Two Selmer people were transported via ambulance following a three-car wreck at the intersection of Court Avenue and Second Street. Selmer Police Department patrolman Nick Inman was injured in the accident which happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Cassie Hewitt, the driver of a 2002 Volkswagen, was also injured. Benjamin Wallis, the driver of a 2014 Chevrolet, was not injured. The THP is in charge of the investigation.

TDOT increases sidewalk funding By Joel Counce For the Independent Appeal

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is kicking in more cash. TDOT increased grant funds for the Town of Selmer for work on the city’s sidewalks at the intersection of Houston Street and Second Street and then west along Houston. “We were awarded this by TDOT two years ago,” said Selmer Mayor John Smith. “We’re going to be taking bids on the work and materials ... those things cost more than they did two years ago.” Most of the project deals with

“We’re going to be taking bids on the work and materials.” - John Smith making the sidewalks ADA compliant, according to project engineer Matthew Estes. “There are a lot of drop offs,” he said. “There is no good way for people with disabilities to get on sidewalks at this intersection unless they

come from a different location up the streets.” The work will add sidewalks and ramps as well as handicapped parking. Bulbouts (curb extensions) and decorative lamps will also be added to the street corners in the intersection. The lamps can also be used to hang banners and Christmas decorations. “A bulbout is a protected extension of the sidewalk for people to stand on so they’re not just standing in the street,” said Estes. “People will be able to park in the project area and have compliant access to the businesses and post office.”

Rotary Citizen of the Year Club presents Suggs annual award By Joel Counce For the Independent Appeal

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Jackie Suggs was named the 2018 Rotary Club Citizen of the Year.


Involved and helpful. It’s how Jesus Care President Jimmy Whittington described 2018 Rotary Club Citizen of the Year Jackie Suggs. “Sometimes people who get involved in events get called to do things that are a bridge too far,” said Whittington. Whittington lost his son, Kevin, in 2014. Whittington said the person he depended on was Suggs. “He handled everything,” said Whittington. “He dealt with the police department, fire department,

Adamsville Elementary School will present Seussical Jr. performances.

“I believe the priorities of life are God, family and country.” - Jackie Suggs the funeral home and all I did was sit there and cry.” The humble honoree did not take credit for the honor. “My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and marrying my high school sweetheart, Judy, deserve the credit for

Selmer Rotary Club honors local volunteers during annual event.

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this,” said Suggs. “So many other people are much more deserving.” Suggs served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam, is a member of the Masons, helped with veterans monuments in Ramer and Eastview and serves as chaplain for Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo and other organizations. “I believe the priorities of life are God, family and country,” he said. Suggs was nominated by Jeff York. Past winners of the Citizen of the Year are: 2017 – Jim Stackhouse 2016 – Chris Whitten



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American Legion events to honor local veterans By Joel Counce

said Adamsville American Legion Post Commander Bob May. “We have honored the veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam.” The keynote speaker will be District 26 Tennessee State Senator Dolores Gresham. There will also be a ceremony by the Selmer Honor Guard. May said veterans do not receive much

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The Adamsville American Legion will celebrate Veterans Day a day early. A 4 p.m. celebration is set for Saturday and will honor veterans from conflicts since Vietnam. “This is our fourth annual celebration,”

attention. “They’re kind of a forgotten group,” he said. “They don’t get recognized unless they get PTSD or get an injury ... it’s a hard time to be serving your country.” Veterans from these conflicts will receive a flag and certificate of appreciation. The Selmer American Legion will be hosting the annual Veterans Day ceremo-

ny at the McNairy County Courthouse in downtown on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with the placing of the wreath at the monument. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and go south toward the Selmer City Park “We will have four veterans marching


AES to bring Seuss characters to life For the Independent Appeal

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Hallie Kate Dierks (left) and Savannah Williams will be among 52 students in the Seussical Jr. show.

ADAMSVILLE – Funny things are everywhere, according to Dr. Seuss. The magical characters of Theodor Seuss Geisel – Dr. Seuss – will come alive during the Seussical Jr. show of Adamsville Elementary School students. Fifty-two AES students are involved in performances set for 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at The Marty. A 2 p.m. matinee is slated for Sunday. Tickets are Kara Powers available for Elephant. purchase at Adamsville Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday. Tickets will also be available one hour before show times at The Marty. The Cat in the Hat and Hor-

ton the Elephant will serve as tour guides in the imaginative journey from the Jungle of Nool through the World of Whos then to the Circus McGurkus to prove a person is a person no matter how small. The story explores timeless themes of family and friendship, loyalty and generosity, and the power and inspiration of imagination through the use of vibrant music and lively colorful characters. The actors – ranging from Kindergarten to as Horton the sixth grade – have worked diligently to bring Seussical Jr. to the stage under the direction of April Dierks. The choreography of Jennifer Leckner and artistry of Kirstie McCormick combine to allow all the actors to bring the wonder of Dr. Seuss to the audience.

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AES students Laina McGee will play the part of The Cat in the Hat.

Utrust honors McNairy County School District For the Independent Appeal

The McNairy County School Board has received an award for excellence in unemployment compensation administration. The award was presented at a statewide Utrust meeting in Nashville to McNairy County Director of Schools Greg Martin. McNairy County had the lowest number of unemployment compensation claims per employee of any school system

in the state with more than 200 employees. “We congratulate McNairy County for their excellent work in keeping unemployment compensation claims to a minimum,” said Utrust administrator Dr. Dan Tollett as he presented the award. “This is a significant accomplishment and one the taxpayers of McNairy County should be extremely proud of.” Some school systems about the size of McNairy County spent 30 times more than

McNairy County for unemployment claims last year, according to Tollett. “Low unemployment claims indicate the school system is a good place to work,” said Tollett. “That is a tribute to the superintendent and principals as well as the board.” Martin said he values every employee in the school district. “We strive to make our schools good places for employees to work.” said Martin.


“We want every employee to know their work is valued and appreciated.” The award, named after former Utrust board president and longtime Sullivan County School Board Member Charles Bridwell, is presented annually in November. Utrust is a statewide organization that promotes excellence in employee relations


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Poppy flower sales to benefit veterans

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Carrier receives service pin

Selmer Postmaster Tom Neal Hamilton (right) presents rural letter carrier Johnny Cook with his 30-year service pin. Cook also received a congratulatory letter from District Manager of Customer Service and Sales Christopher L. Alexander. “You can be proud of your contribution to the fine public service reputation the U.S. Postal Service enjoys today,” said Alexander. “It is the diligence and loyalty of employees like you that have played a major role in making our Postal Service the best in the world.” Hamilton also lauded the work of Cook. “He is a great employee who never complains,” said Hamilton. “He just wants to do his job.”

By Joel Counce For the Independent Appeal

McNairy County is celebrating Poppy Month. Selmer Mayor John Smith and McNairy County Mayor Larry Smith signed a proclamation declaring November as Veterans Day Month. The Selmer American Legion Auxiliary will be selling cloth poppy flowers and acorn necklaces with poppy flowers or crosses in them. “They’re real acorns,” said American Legion Auxilary Chaplain Sandra Cholewiak. “The flowers are made of bread dough and the crosses are deer antler that have been sliced and carved.” The Auxiliary requests

donations for the necklaces and the poppies. “The money can only be used to help veterans and their families,” said American Legion Auxiliary President Lavonne Moore. “We want the residents of McNairy County to know we are here.” McNairy County Mayor Larry Smith said the cause was worthwhile. “They take time out of their lives and their schedules to serve our veterans,” he said. “That is so important.” Selmer Mayor John Smith agreed. “They work hard and they are dedicated to this,” he said. “Their service is important to the veterans, to the city and to the county.”

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time to put thought into gifts. Strolling the shops this week during the Open House season, the staff at each shop was willing to help people find the perfect gift or just sample some great food and browse the merchandise for ideas. Great gift ideas are not always expensive. Wonderful options can be found

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Coleman retires from Selmer Utilities Division By Joel Counce

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James Coleman started working for the Selmer Utilities Division after then-mayor Billy Joe Glover asked him to apply for the job in 1973. Coleman walked out of the

SUD building on Oct. 31 for the last time as a city employee. “I started working at the street and sanitation department,” he said. “About six months later, I moved to the water department and I’ve been here ever since.” Coleman said he has seen a lot of changes since his first day

working for the city. “The people are what has changed the most,” he said. “The work has gone from hand tools, shovels and sharpshooters to backhoes. The people have calmed down some over the years.” Selmer Public Works Director

Professional Educator of the Year

Selmer Middle School Principal Dr. Brenda Armstrong presents the Professional Educator of the Year award to SMS teacher Ricky Mitchell.

Richard Ashe said longtime employees like Coleman are vital to the department. “You can’t replace experience,” he said. “It takes time, it takes learning. It’s not an easy job. You have to learn how to handle complaints and deal with people.”

Selmer Mayor John Smith said Coleman will be missed. “I hope he enjoys his retirement,” he said. “He’s dedicated his life to the city and to this department.” Coleman said he plans on spending his retirement traveling and visiting his grandchildren.

Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School Youth of the Year

Adamsville teacher Kelly Wilder presents Adamsville student Kobe Klinck with the AHS Youth of the Year award.

Rotary honors local citizens By Joel Counce

For the Independent Appeal

The Selmer Rotary Club honored a select group of community volunteers for their service. The civic organization added awards for Rotarian of the Year, Emergency Worker of the Year, Community Involvement Servant of the Year and McNairy County Exchange Club Public Servant to annual lists of awards. Selmer Mayor and Rotary Club President John Smith presented the honor of Rotarian of the Year to Beverly Lambert. “I appreciate the club members thinking of me,” said Lambert. “I was very surprised.” Selmer Fire Chief An-

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Beverly Lambert was honored as the Selmer Rotarian of the Year.

Will Shelton presents AnnMarie Bowers with the McNairy Central Youth of the Year award.

thony Carr presented Emergency Worker of the Year to Darrell Roberts. “He’s been with the fire department for 20 years,” said Carr. “Over the years, he has handled any situation, but he has done it

recovering a stolen work truck from Florida. “I am very excited and honored,” said Timbes. “There aren’t really any words to express it. It means a lot to me.” Smith also presented

with a smile on his face.” Selmer Police Chief Neal Burks presented the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year honor to Lindsey Timbes. Burks credited Timbes with solving a prescription fraud case and

the Community Involvement Servant of the Year to Courtney Carney with the Department of Child Services. “I am truly honored,” said Carney. “It lets me know I am making a dif-

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in front of our float,” said Selmer American Legion Commander Danny Monroe. “It’s getting more difficult to do as our veterans get older, but four of them have volunteered.” Veterans are invited to a luncheon at the Eastview Civic Center at noon with music by the Hatchie Bottom Boys. There will be a ceremony following the meal. The Selmer American Legion will be conducting a ceremony at Full Gospel Fellowship at Rose Creek on Sunday at 10 a.m. The American Legion


sexual offenses against eight-year-old and nineyear-old girls which happened in October of 2016, according to District Attorney General Mark Davidson. “This conviction and sentence demonstrates the continuing commitment of law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office to aggressively investigate and prosecute child rape and sexual abuse cases in this district, especially where there are minor child victims,” said Davidson. Henson received an effective sentence of 35 years at 100 percent for rape of a child; six years at 30 percent on the count of incest and two years at 30 percent on violation of the sex offender registry count.

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New law to improve network contracts For the Independent Appeal

A new Tennessee law will require more transparency and limit changes to reimbursement rates in contracts between health insurance companies and healthcare providers. The new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2019 and is the first of its kind in the United States. It requires health insurance companies give a 60-day notice to a contracted healthcare provider when reimbursement rates change, if the changes are a result of a policy

change at the sole discretion of the payer. It also limits fee schedule changes to once in a 12-month period and requires a 90-day notice of those changes. The Tennessee Medical Association began pushing for fairer business policies in 2014 after years of complaints from medical practices who felt powerless against one-sided, “take-it-or-leave-it” contracts that allowed health plans to change payments arbitrarily and without notice. TMA led grassroots efforts that

persuaded lawmakers to pass the Healthcare Provider Stability Act in 2017. When doctors or other healthcare providers cannot afford to incur an unexpected change in reimbursement from a health plan they may be forced to stop providing a procedure or drop out of the network altogether. Patients suffer by having to pay higher “out-of-network” fees for the same service if they want to continue seeing their doctor, or find another doctor who is in their insurer’s network.

Adamsville captured its second straight Division II Marching Band State Championship on Saturday.


show,” said Stevens. Adamsville won High Visual, Best Effect and tied with Signal Mountain for High Music. “Those three decide the championship,” said Ste-

vens. McNairy Central was second in Color Guard, third in Drum Major and fourth in Percussion. “The Top 5 was the toughest it has been in a while and McNairy Central is a big part of that,” said Stevens. “They consistently



to Kobe Klinck. “He spent time helping coach his sister’s softball team,” Wilder said. “I thought ‘how many of these boys would be out here doing this?’ “But the overwhelming phrase his friends said about him was ‘he always has time for me.” Klinck said the honor was a surprise. “I was flabbergasted,” he said. “I don’t feel like I do anything out of the ordinary.” Will Shelton presented the McNairy Central Youth Volunteer of the


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improve every year and motivate us to compete with them, but we cheer for each other like we are the same band.” AHS Field Commander Macy Franks said the competition was a tough one. “There were a lot of really good bands,” she said.

Year to AnnMarie Bowers, mentioning that she has worked with Cats in Action, the Modern Woodmen Service Club, JOY Club, Ronald McDonald House, serving Thanksgiving dinners to the less fortunate. “I’m just honored to get it,” she said. Selmer Elementary School Principal Brenda Armstrong presented the honor for Professional Educator of the Year to Ricky Mitchell. Armstrong said Mitchell has changed the way inclusion students are treated at McNairy Central. “He knew some of the inclusion students were being made fun of and talked about,” Armstrong said.

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“I’m just proud to be part of this and proud of all the AHS band members.” Numerous people have a part in the band success, according to Stevens. “Everyone makes this go,” he said. “Adamsville has such a tradition and I am happy to be part of it.”

“He created a program where the popular kids would come into the inclusion classroom and tutor those students.” McNairy County Chamber CEO Eddie Crittendon presented Adult Volunteer of the Year to Selmer Elementary School teacher LaShell Moore. “On a personal level, when my family and I arrived, she had a meet and greet for us,” Crittendon said. “She made us feel really welcome.” Moore has also worked with the Mary Lou Johnson Foundation, an organization that has given more than $20,000 in scholarship money to area students.

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Poppy Month

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Dr. Dan Tollett (right) presents McNairy County Director of Schools Greg Martin an Utrust award.

McNairy County Mayor Larry Smith (at left) and Selmer Mayor John Smith receive a necklace and poppy from Selmer American Legion Auxiliary chaplain Sandra Cholewiak (far right) and auxiliary president Lavonne Monroe on Monday. The mayors signed a proclamation naming November Poppy Month in honor of Veterans Day.



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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Attacks have no place in elections By Steve Beavers On the Sideline

Thank goodness this election is over. It has been one negative attack after another. The U.S. Senate race between Phil Bredesen and Marsha Blackburn became more about who could sling the most mud than what each could bring to the table for Tennesseans. I don’t care if a person is Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Independent. We are all Americans and supposedly on the same team. The reason people aren’t voting is because of all this garbage being said on television, radio and social media. That’s what Washington D.C. has become. Founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would be so disappointed with how things are now. I can save all the state and national politicians who come to McNairy Beavers County some time in the future. If a candidate is only going to bash his opponent during a local stop – keep on going friend because that rhetoric ain’t going to be in this newspaper. Don’t tell me it’s how things are today. Tell me why you are the best candidate and show me how you are going to make things better. Campaigning has become more like professional wrestling. It’s all a performance. Politicians should stick to campaigning on why they are the best candidate. It’s a hiring process. Candidates are vying for the opportunity to work for us. I have never gone into a job interview and asked who else was being considered for the job so I could deliver a personal attack. I went in there and tried to express why I was the best choice for the position. Bredesen said it best during a recent stop in McNairy County. It’s something both candidates should have done more. “Everything is about a partisan argument,” he said on being discouraged about how things are in Washington. “We have to listen to the ideas of others ... we solve problems better that way.” That was the first time I have heard either candidate say something that made sense. I don’t care who anyone voted for. It’s none of my business. We have far too many other issues like senseless killings, poverty and a majority of unsaved Americans. But things aren’t going to get better until we learn to work together and quit all of this bickering. In the words of each candidate – “I am Steve Beavers and I approve of this message.”

Words can’t describe autumn By Nancy Kennedy Tidd Bitts

Autumn comes as the sun moves farther south, bringing warm comfortable days and chilly nights. Daddy said he could feel it coming just before the trees started mellowing into beautiful browns, golden yellows and even reddish colors and the earth smelled difKennedy ferent. Even as a child the air was different to me. Picking an apple off the tree and rubbing it over my shirt to clean it, then climbing on a limb, relaxing and enjoying the apple in midst of soft, sweet fragrance.

Cattails waved in the sun while the aroma of wild apricots infiltrated the air. They were usually wild near a cotton patch, but didn’t taste as sweet as they smelled. Out in the country we always called it fall. I thought it meant leaves would fall from the tree but maybe nature would fall, then rest for a season and spring again in March. Fall in my youthful days was a busy time. Time to pick cotton, pull corn, dig the potatoes and gather the apples and store them in a cool, dark place. Time to make a batch of pear preserves. Time to cut sorghum and make molasses. Breakfast was great with mama’s hot, buttered biscuits with amber preserves or yummy molasses. Time to enjoy the last harvest of peas, tomatoes, squash and watermelons.

Squirrels running to find the hickory nuts before we did and mice trying to find a small room in our house. Chrysanthemums was queen of mother’s yard and the roses would bloom until the cocklebur turns brown when old Jack Frost slips through one clear night. Raking leaves into a big pile then jumping right in the middle was lots of fun until mama would make me stop and rake more leaves. There are no more long walks in the woods or to the creek to enjoy the beauty of autumn today. It’s great I can still have good days to enjoy God’s beauty, walking in beautiful sunshine while a little, crisp wind makes golden leaves dance in the wind. Words can’t described the pleasures of autumn, but memories of a lifetime can.

Moving the State of Tennessee from good to great By Ron Gant District 94 State Representative

Good is the enemy of great. There are a lot of good things happening right now in Tennessee. Many of those successes are a direct result of the actions of conservative leaders who are in tune with the needs of their citizens and who are committed to fighting to uphold your Tennessee values. My Republican colGant leagues and I won’t settle for Tennessee just being good. We are determined to make it great. As your voice in Nashville for the past two years, it has been both humbling and extremely rewarding to lead the recent transformation of our state. In recent years, Republican lawmakers have supported the creation of more than 400,000 new private sector jobs. While statewide unemployment has remained near record-low levels for more than an entire year, there remains a strong need for more jobs here locally, and I will continue to fight to bring these high quality jobs to

our communities in the weeks, months and years ahead. Initiatives like the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act – which we passed in 2017 – will help us continue to attract new businesses through expanded access to reliable broadband services in cities and towns across our region. We have already seen some companies announce relocation and growth plans in newly served parts of our state. Republican leaders have also cut almost $1 billion dollars in taxes over the last eight years. This amount is almost three times as much in tax cuts as any other Administration or General Assembly in state history. These tax reductions include phasing out the inheritance tax, eliminating the gift tax, reducing the sales tax on groceries multiple times, cutting property tax owed by veterans, disabled, and elderly citizens, raising the exemption level on the Hall tax and scheduling it to be completely phased out in the next couple of years, and lowering the franchise and excise tax to recruit new business to Tennessee. When we keep our taxes low, we support our continued economic growth, as well as our hardworking men, women and families. Tennessee is also making remarkable

strides improving our education system under the watchful eye of Republican lawmakers. Thanks to our strategic investments – including more than $200 million in new K-12 funding and $55 million in teacher pay raises just this year alone – our students are the fastest improving across math, reading and science in the entire nation. Innovative higher education programs like Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect have allowed us to become the first state in the entire nation to offer all kids and adults access to community college free of tuition and fees without raising taxes. When Reconnect was first implemented, it was estimated that 7,000 adults would benefit from the program. Earlier this fall, we learned that approximately 31,000 citizens had already applied for the Reconnect grant. By better preparing our current and future workforce with the education and training needed to fill the quality jobs on their way, we are strengthening the foundations of our citizens so they can achieve successful futures through increased productivity and improvements in their overall job performance levels. House Republicans want our current and future employees to be prepared to

control their own destinies and excel at all levels of their careers. We must continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our citizens. Whether it is building upon the Tennessee Together plan to combat our ongoing opioid epidemic, or simply putting Tennesseans in charge of their own decisions related to health care services through reforms and innovative policies, we must and we will further our efforts lowering patient costs, improving access, and the quality of care that our citizens receive. This can be done without regulations and mandates from the government or interference from insurance providers, which have driven up costs. These are very exciting times in our community, our region and our state. We are on the verge of greatness, and I know that together, Tennessee will do more than just scratch the surface of its endless potential. Continued partnership and support of House Republicans will ensure Tennessee remains a model for our entire nation to follow. (Ron Gant represents House District 94, which includes Fayette, McNairy, and part of Hardeman County. He can be reached by email at: or by calling 615-741-6890.)

Our thoughts and prayers go out to members of our community who are serving in the armed forces: • PFC Casey William Akin • Spc. Allen Alexander • AA Nicole B. Ayres, US Navy • Sgt. Joseph W. Baggett • Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew L. Barkley, US Navy • Capt. William B. Barkley, USMC • Sgt. Andrew W. Bayless USMC • Petty Officer 3rd Class Katie Lynn Bizzell, US Navy • Staff Sgt. Dustin Blakney, USAF • GySgt. Christopher T. Byrd, USMC • Staff Sgt. Susan Cawley • Staff Sgt. Alicia L. Coil, USAF • Cpl. Mandy L. Cooper, USMC • Spc. Mark A. Cooper, US Army • Staff Sgt. Adam Court, USAF • Sgt. James P. Crain • Officer Milelys Crouse, U.S. Army RN • Senior Airman Aaron J. Cull U.S. Airforce • Sgt. Bobby J. Dickey US Army • C.W.3 James R. Dickey, Retired • 1st Lt. Todd Joseph Drobina, US Army • Capt. Bonnie Lynn Dunlop • Cpl. Bradley Eisenhut, USMC • Master Sgt. Carrie L. Ellis, Air Force • Airman Christopher D. Ellis, Air Force • Master Sgt. Lonnie J. Ellis, Air Force • Kip Ellison

• Sgt. Cory Brandon Emily USMC • PV2 Jana Estes • Specialist Bryan Ray Ferguson • PV2 Ashley Freeman, US Army • A1C Ian James Furman, Mountain View, Idaho • PV2 Skyler Gammill, US Army • Pvt. Adam Gray, US Army • Daniel Gray, USMC Lance Corporal • Sgt. Rob Gray, US Army • A1C Stephanie Lynn Griffin, USAF • WO2 Dustin Hamm, USMC • PFC Isaac Harville • Staff Sgt. James Taylor Haubrich, US Air Force • Col. (Chaplain) Billy Hawkins • Spc. Matthew Hemby, Army • Sgt. Brian W. Hendrix • Sgt. Timothy Hixon • Staff Sergeant Brian Lee Hood • Pvt. Alex Johnson, US Army • Sgt. Ricky L. Jordan, USMC • Petty Officer 1st Class Arnold Jermaine Knight • Army Officer Major James Lax • Sgt. Joseph Lilly • Sgt. Michael C. Lipford -Army Service Member • Captain Troy E. Mathis • Spc. Ritchie A. McCrary • Spc. Dustin McDonald

• A1C Amanda K. McMillen, USAF • Joshua Lane Meek, Army • AO3 Kevin Dewayne Mettlin, Navy • Cpl. Jeffery Mitchell, USMC • SSgt. Patrick Michael Moore, Nat. Guard • A1C Kassidy N. Mosier Deneen, USAF • A1C Logan D. Mosier, USAF • Cpl. 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 • Airman Cameron B. Prater, Air Force • Ernest Purez, Air Force • Pvt. Samuel Bradford Ray, Army • E4 Sophia Reinke • Sgt. Charlie Rickman, US Army • John Robinson US Navy • Staff Sgt. 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 • LT Kevin Shelton, Navy • Cpl. Jeremy Tyler Sisk • Cpl. Sam Speck, USMC • Sgt. Shaun Spicher, USMC • Sgt. Richard A. Ssesanga, US ARMY • Airman Nathaniel A. Stout • Spc. Daniel Sullivan, Army • 2nd Lt. Chad Sweaton, Army • Spc. Dakota Taylor, National Guard • Jeremy Thompson • Cpl.. Logan Gage Ward, U.S.M.C. • A1C Parker K. Wheeler, USAF • ET3 Jeremy Wilbanks, US Coast Guard • Pvt. Demaro Wiley, SC, Army National Guard • A1C Logan James Williams, USAF • Joseph Lloyd Williams MM3 US Navy • Master Sgt. Stanley Wilson, USAF - Retired • Spc. Jeffrey Witoszczak U.S. Army • Petty Officer 1st Class (CTNI) James M. Wolford EDITOR’S NOTE: If a loved one has had a change in status, contact us at (731) 645-5346.



John Graham Hollis

Bobby Ray Carper

John Graham Hollis of Selmer, Tenn. was born March 27, 1931 in Jackson, Miss., the son of the late Joe Clyde Hollis and Hester Graham Hollis. He was united in marriage to Jo Ann Whitaker on September 1, 1951. Mrs. Hollis preceded him in death on August 18, 2000. Mr. Hollis grew up in Selmer and was a graduate of Selmer High School. He later moved to Memphis and was employed by Memphis Light Gas & Water. After retiring and the death of his wife, he moved back to Selmer in 2001. Mr. Hollis was a member of the Selmer First United Methodist Church. He was a big University of Memphis sports fan and a member of the tiger football “Highland Hundred Club”. He enjoyed spending time in his shop making woodchimes, which were very much sought after by those who saw them. Some of his fondest memories growing up was fox hunting with his grandfather. He was a United States Navy veteran. Mr. Hollis departed this life on October 30, 2018 in Corinth, Miss. at the age of 87 years, 7 months, 3 days. He is survived by two daughters, Susan Miller and husband Mike of Collierville, Tenn., Lisa Stogner and husband Ronnie of Goodspring, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Lauren Curry and husband Denton, Charlie Graham Stogner and wife Ashley, and John Miller; four great grandchildren, Anne Curry, Josie Curry, Sam Curry, and Sylas Stogner; two sisters, Peggy Berger of Lincoln, Neb., Freida Hamm of Brentwood, Tenn.and a host of extended family and friends. Memorials may be made to the Memphis Union Mission, 383 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38105.

Bobby Ray Carper was born April 21, 1949 in McNairy County, Tenn., the son of the late Clovis Hines and Jewel Reed Carper. Mr. Carper departed this life on November 1, 2018 in Selmer, Tenn. at the age of 69 years, 6 months, 11 days. He is survived by three sisters: Dorothy Ann Hastings and late husband Herman of Corinth, Miss., Margie Norwood of Ramer, Tenn., Maggie Dickey and husband Kenneth of Ramer, Tenn.; and special niece, Trina Dickey. Private services. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer, Tenn.

Tammy Hurst

Bonnie Rich Bonnie Rich departed this life on Friday, November 2, 2018, at the age of 92 years, 10 months, and 10 days. She was born in Wayne County, Tenn. on December 23, 1925, the daughter of the late Dempsey Dougal and Hattie Mae Franks White. Bonnie was the office manager for Brown Shoe Company, she had been with the company for over 40 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Selmer, Tenn. and was a part of the Christian Voyages Sunday School Class. Bonnie was a member of the Selmer Hospital Pink Ladies and a longtime member of the Savannah Ladies Bowling League. She loved traveling and visited all of the United States. She was the very special aunt to a host of nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Maudie Beckham, Ruby Johnson, Lura Mae Ledbetter, and Vonnie Stanfill.

Community Events

Tammy Renee Sanders Hurst, 53, of Savannah, Tenn. departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Tammy was born August 16, 1965. She was a retired CNA who worked at various health care facilities in Alcorn County. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She leaves a daughter: Brandie Tull and husband Cody of Selmer, Tenn; a son: Jerry Dale Burnes and wife Kathy of Corinth; five grandchildren: Jacob Burnes, Josh Burnes, Zena Burnes, James Traynor, Allana Tull; brothers: Ray Sanders and Jeff Sanders, both of Corinth, Miss. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by sons: Steven Daniel “Mancel” Esra and Kerry Vernon Riley Bobo; a father, Ralph Sanders; mother, Donna Rita Jones Baker; sister-in-law, Constance “Connie” Sanders. Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 from 1 until 2 p.m. at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Services were held Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Donne Waldrop and Bro.Gary Porterfield officiating.

November 9 • Veterans’ Day Celebration at Bethel Springs School Bethel Springs Elementary School will host a Veteran’s Day Celebration on Friday, Nov. 9 beginning at 11:30 a.m. with a special luncheon for Veterans, Police Officers, Fire Fighters and First Responders. Following this, there will be a special program honoring all those that have served and are presently serving our Country. Our school is very proud of all those who and is serving our country. For info. please contact Vonda Burns at (731) 934-7288.

Church Events

• McNairy County Historical Society Open House Please join the McNairy County Historical Society for our annual open house at the museum. We will recognize the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice and the soldiers who served from McNairy County during WWI as well as all of our McNairy County Veterans. Rita Casey will also have a display of her beautiful honor quilts. If you have WWI memorabilia you would like to share, please bring and we will make a photograph of your treasure.The open house will start right after the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 10th at the McNairy County Museum in Selmer, Tenn.

November 10 • God’s Way Church Charity Hall Giveaway God’s Way Church Charity Hall giveaway, 1111 Peach Street, Selmer, TN from 8 a.m. until ? on November 10. Clothes for men, women and children. Toys, household items and decor. • Forty Forks Baptist Church Forty Forks Baptist Church is happy to announce their annual evening of Hayride/Chili/Hot Dogs/Bonfire on Saturday, November 10th at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out 672 Ed Barham Road, Bethel Springs, Tenn. Bro. Randy Smith, pastor. (731) 439-0552/610-9652. • People and History of Chewalla Celebration Please join us in celebrating the People and History of Chewalla. On Saturday, November 10th, beginning at 10 a.m., the Chewalla Volunteer Fire Department is hosting this field day on the grounds of Chewalla Baptist Church. BBQ plate lunches will be available for purchase beginning at 11 a.m. Live music begins at noon. There will be a cake walk at 3 p.m. Please bring your lawn chair and any pictures or memorabilia related to our community. There will be other activities for all ages during the event. In the event of inclement weather, we will move inside. November 11 • Pack the Pew Sunday Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church will be having Pack the Pew on Sunday, November 11. Breakfast will be served at 10 a.m. Services at 11 a.m. Please come and bring a friend. • Veterans Day Service Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 6185 Rowsey School Road, Bethel Springs, Tenn., annual Veterans Day Service will be on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Lunch to follow. Call (731) 645-8868 for Vets to RSVP. November 18 • Community Thanksgiving Meal There will be a community Thanksgiving meal at Mt.Gilead Baptist Church, 6185 Rowsey School Road, Bethel Springs, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited. Call (731) 607-1000. Transportation can be scheduled by Nov. 11. • St. Rest M.B. Church Family and Friends Day St. Rest M.B. Church of Guys, Tenn. will have their Family and Friends Day on Sunday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. James C. Vincent and the Cool Springs M.B. Church from Henderson, Tenn. will be the special guest. Everyone is cordially invited to come and worship on this occasion.

November 10 • AHS Class Reunion The Annual Adamsville High Class Reunion of 1958 will meet at the Sawmill Restaurant in Adamsville, Tenn. on November 10 at 3 p.m. and eat at 4 p.m. Please try to attend if at all possible. All spouses and friends are welcome. If you need further information, please call Joan at (731) 439-0495. • Luncheon for Veterans Veterans are invited to a luncheon at the Eastview Civic Center at noon Saturday, Nov. 10 with music by the Hatchie Bottom Boys. There will be a ceremony following the meal. All Veterans are welcome.

• Sulphur Springs Fire Dept. Fish Fry On Saturday, Nov. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. the Sulphur Springs Fire Department will have their monthly fish fry and barbecue with chicken and beef. Come out and support your fire department. • Woodmen Life BBQ Benefit Woodmen Life Barbecue Benefit will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Masonic Building. Pickup will be from 12 until 3. Call Jimmy Griffin at (731) 610-5733 for a ticket. Funds will go toward the repair on the Masonic building.


Card of Thanks

Ward Family We, the family of Marilyn June Ward “Hi Doll”, would like to thank you for every act of kindness you have shown our family. May God Bless you all, Tommy & June Prather Jackie & Vickie Grantham and families

Card of Thanks

Thank You The family of Sonja Armstrong would like to thank our extended family and friends for the love, support, and prayers during our loss. We appreciate all of the cards, calls, visits, food, flowers, and memorials given in memory of our loved one. George & Glenda Armstrong Daniel Armstrong & Drew Kiddy Philip & Amy Hollingsworth and famly

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The City of Michie has cancelled the November 26th board meeting and have rescheduled on December 10th at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

• Michie Trade Day Michie School is inviting everyone who needs to sell some things, direct sales, or handmade items, to participate in our first “Michie Trade Day” on November 10th from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the school’s parking lot. You may reserve your spot by calling the school at 731-439-4135. There is a fee. Mail payment to Michie School, 6418 Hwy 57E, or paid on the day of the event. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. Proceeds from this event will benefit Michie School. November 17 • Community Thanksgiving Dinner Free! November 17 from 12-5 Thanksgiving dinner and a load of free clothes at 350 Pharr Ave., Selmer, Tenn. We have gathered a room full of clothes from newborn through adult. Clothes and dinner will be completely free! So mark it on your calendar, spread the word and tag a friend. If you would like to donate or volunteer to serve, please contact us on our Facebook page. November 22 • Rockabilly Cafe Thanksgiving Rockabilly Cafe will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving lunch on November 22 for whoever needs a plate free by the Grace of God. Rockabilly Cafe is located at 103 South Front Street, Selmer. Stacy Thompson, owner. (731) 645-6070.

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By Dorothy J. Goodrum Contributor

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Michael Ray is helping a nursing home resident with the fried banana and cheese meal that was prepared by Ray and his group, WHEW.

Ray wants to serve Jesus Christ By Joel Counce for the Independent Appeal

Michael Ray wants to be a servant of Jesus Christ. That desire led the Selmer resident to go on a trip to Ecuador with the group WHEW, founded by Eddie Kressler of Bolivar from Sept. 28 until Oct. 7. “I just fell in love with it,” he said. “The people there, the group we were travelling with, everything, the people in Ecuador and our team from America. “I have a new family in Ecuador.” During the trip, the group visited schools, senior citizens homes, train terminals and bus terminals in the towns of Riobamba and Mindo. “We brought reading glasses from Dollar Tree that were from 1.0 to 4.0,” he said. “We gave them a sheet of paper with different sized letters on it. We gave them glasses based on what they could read.” The group also visited churches. “We would set up carnivals for the youth in the churches,” Ray said. “We had a football and a baseball for them to throw to a catcher’s mitt or receiver’s hands. We also blew up balloons and made various animals and painted faces.” In one school –­ Unidad Educational Tuntatacto – Ray spoke to students in schools about Christ. “We can’t do that in Tennessee,” he said. “But they allowed us in there. I was just talking to the kids about if they had ever done anything wrong. “The next day, their teacher, Miss Sanchez, accepted Christ.” Schools in the small towns teach younger students from 7 a.m. until noon and high school students from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. “We hope to talk to the older students when we go back,” Ray said. At a senior citizens home, Ray and other served meals of fried bananas and cheese to residents. Ray took teeth cleaning kits from Selmer dentist Dr. Ronnie Fullwood, 50 Spanish language Gideon Bibles from Sam Vise of Selmer and $50 worth of donated crayons and construction paper. “My suitcase was a lot lighter when I left than when I came,” Ray said. Ray hopes to return to the Latin American country in May.


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Who is your favorite baseball team? Growing up I was a Yankee fan, not sure why, but I sure thought they were the best. As I got older I became a St. Louis Cardinal fan for several reasons but one of them was because I sure like to watch Ozzie Smith walk or rather flip out on the field. Baseball is a game most of us have enjoyed watching or playing in our life. We have a resident though who is probably the biggest Cardinal fan I have ever met. During baseball season I get to hear second hand all about the Cardinals and how their games are going. Our resident Rickey White really likes to Rickey White watch, eat, sleep and bleed red for the St. Louis Cardinals. Our administrator Chris Spence is a Braves fan and his office is across the hall from me, so during baseball season I get to listen to ESPN per McNairy County Health Care and the host is Chris and Rickey. I hear about batting averages and how fast that pitcher threw that curve ball. Who struck out, home runs, you name it, I hear about it from these two folks. Now I am a patient advocate, so I am always for whoever the residents are for; so good thing I have been a Cardinal Fan for several years. I actually got to go to a Cardinal game when Ozzie was still playing and enjoyed the game but the flip to short stop was my favorite part of that game. Rickey grew up in Bethel Springs and I knew his family so we can usually find somebody or someone to talk about. We talk about the “Good old days” and all the folks we remember. We were a small town and in my graduation class I think there was forty-five who walked across to get that diploma. I don’t think we had an Ozzie Smith but we still had some good players. Even then the famous Jerry Lott was in my class and now he is the coach for McNairy Central High School. Do you remember those Sunday afternoon games of baseball? Rickey does, and he enjoys them then and now. He watches football and is a die-hard Tennessee fan. He just really likes all sports but the Cardinals are his favorite. This week Rickey received a letter from The Cardinals thanking him for being a fan. It made his day and mine seeing his smile. He brought the letter to me to read and said, “don’t you get any finger prints on my letter.” That is a treasure to him and to the Cardinals. Thank you for making his and my day. We all have a passion in our lives; what is yours? Rickey’s is baseball, football, and any kind of sports. And on Monday we talked about what Charles Stanley’s message was about the day before. I thank God for the folks who call my home their home, “ McNairy County Health Care”. For the sweet lady who told me yesterday, I miss your stories in the paper, that was my favorite part of the paper. Sure made this girl’s day. So during this time of thanksgiving remember all the things you have to be thankful for. Your family, job, friends and your passion in life. Until next time.

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Wednesday, Nov 7 Independent Appeal Vol. 117, Iss. 26

Friday Night:


Class AAA Playoffs

Round Two: VS McNairy vs. Covington 7:00 p.m. • @ Covington

Upcoming Games: Thursday, November 8 RES vs. BSES Basketball – @ RES – 6:00 P.M. MES vs. PWSS Basketball – @ MES – 6:00 P.M. AJHS vs. SMS Basketball – @ Selmer – 6:00 P.M.

Staff Photos by Drew Wheeler

Sailor Kinkennon (above) sacks Raleigh-Egypt quarterback Clifton Tunstall for one of his two sacks on the evening. Junior tailback Austin Scott (below) ran for 115 yards against the Pharoahs to cross the 1,000-yard mark for the season.

Monday, November 12 RES Basketball vs. Burnsville – @ RES – 6:00 P.M.

Bobcats bur y Pharoahs

MES vs. BSES Basketball – @ MES – 6:00 P.M.

Scott crosses 1,000 yard plateau, McNairy faces region foe Covington in Round 2

Tuesday, November 13 BSES Basketball vs. Hornsby – @ Bethel – 6:00 P.M.

By Drew Wheeler Sports Editor

Thursday, November 15 RES vs. MES Basketball – @ MES – 6:00 P.M.

MEMPHIS – A road trip was all McNairy Central needed to break its playoff drought. The Bobcats (9-2) claimed their first playoff win s i n c e 2002

BSES vs. AJHS Basketball – @ Bethel – 6:00 P.M. SMS Basketball vs. PWSS – @ Pickwick – 6:00 P.M. Monday, November 26 RES Basketball vs. Hardin Co – @ HCMS – 6:00 P.M. MES Basketball vs. AJHS – @ AHS – 6:00 P.M. BSES vs. SMS Basketball – @ Bethel – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27 MES vs. PWSS Basketball – @ MES – 6:00 P.M. Thursday, November 29 RES vs. AJHS Basketball – @ AJHS – 6:00 P.M. MES vs. SMS Basketball – @ SMS – 6:00 P.M. BSES Basketball vs. Chester County – @ Bethel – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 1 MES & RES Basketball in Ruritan Classic – @ Walnut – Time TBA Monday, December 3 RES vs. BSES Basketball – @ BSES – 6:00 P.M.

Tournament Results: AA Results:

(R7-1) Peabody 42, (R8-4) MAHS 0 (R7-3) Trinity Christian 19, (R8-2) Mitchell 15 (R7-2) Union City 49, (R7-3) Douglass 13

with a 22-7 victory over RaleighEgypt in the 1st Round of the TSSAA Class 3A Football Playoffs. Many projected the game would be a battle of dominant tailbacks as McNairy’s Austin Scott and Raleigh-Egypt’s Romal Webb have each been workhorses this season for their respective teams. Prior to Friday’s game, Webb had amassed over 2,000 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns to lead the Pharoah’s offense. The McNairy defense did its homework and watched as it paid off; the Bobcats restrained Webb, holding the strong-legged runner to only 53 yards and a single touchdown in the contest. Meanwhile, junior Scott ran for 115 yards during Friday’s win and became the latest Bobcat to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. Scott is only the second Bobcat to reach the coveted plateau this decade; Jarrett Mood had exactly 1,000 yards in 2013. The junior’s current total is an

even 1,000 yards; if he could rush for over 100 yards against C ov i n g t o n , he would tie for a Top 10 all-time spot for rushing marks. If he rushes for 102 yards or more, he will secure a spot for himself. Looking to make an early statement, the Bobcats came out of the gate strong and pushed back against Webb. With two yards to go on second down, Austin Scott hit the right side gap and strode down the sideline nine yards for a touchdown. A holding penalty negated the play and took the points off the board, but Matt Young connected from 20 yards out to get McNairy on the board, 3-0. Raleigh-Egypt drove 80 yards in eight plays and punched the ball into the end zone when Webb swept along the outside to pay dirt. The touchdown and ensuing PAT were the last points the Pharaohs would score.

(R8-1) Fairley 36, (R7-4) Gibson County 6

AAA Results:

(R7-1) Covington 49, (R8-4) Melrose 6 (R7-3) McNairy Central 22, (R8-2) Raleigh-Egypt 7 (R7-2) Milan 20, (R8-3) Trezevant 7 (R7-4) South Gibson 20, (R8-1) Wooddale 18

Upcoming: AA Rd 2: (R7-1) Peabody vs. (R7-3) Trinity Christian

Three minutes into the second quarter, Young knocked a Raleigh-Egypt punt loose and scored on a safety for McNairy. At halftime, the scoreboard read like a baseball game as Raleigh-Egypt led 7-5. McNairy came out of the half with fire in their hearts and stopped the Pharaohs in their own end zone for a second safety to tie the game at seven all. The Bobcats used the momentum to drive 48 yards in five plays and capitalize when quarterback Cole Kirk connected with Mason Latham for a five-yard touchdown to boost McNairy to 13-7. “I knew it would be a good ball from Cole,” said Latham. “I just wanted to make the play for the team.” On the next series, Sailor Kinkennon sacked Tunstall in the Raleigh-Egypt end zone for the third safety of the contest. Kirk would not let the momentum shift again and found Michael Wilson from 25 yards out for his second touchdown strike of the game to put McNairy up 22-7. Wilson said he initially thought he was out of bounds during the grab. “The referee signalled ‘touchdown’ and everyone went crazy,” said Wilson. “It was huge for the whole team and all-in-all the biggest touchdown of my career so far.” The Bobcats were efficient in their time with the ball and capitalized on the mistakes the Pharoahs made, scoring on three safety plays and sacking RaleighEgypt quarterback Clifton Tunstall four times. McNairy outrushed RaleighEgypt 154 yards to 11 and were more successful through the air, as well (76-60 Bobcats). Just before the end of the first half, Bobcat linebacker Anthony White completed a tackle on Webb at the Raleigh-Egypt 38-yard-line. During the stop, Webb’s knee connected with White’s helmet and the defender fell to the field. After team trainer Morgan Hays and emergency personnel attended to White, he was removed from the game and taken to a nearby medical facility for concussion and general wellness tests to be performed. White was returned home from the emergency room just after midnight; all the scans came back negative. White will be checked prior to Friday’s game, where he may be allowed to resume punting duties. McNairy will face region foe

(R7-2) Union City vs. (R8-1) Fairley

Upcoming: AAA Rd 2: (R7-1) Covington vs. (R7-3) McNairy Central (R7-2) Milan vs. (R7-4) South Gibson

Staff Photo by Drew Wheeler

Tyrone Luster

McNairy Central


1,000 yard Rushing Club 1. Tyrone Luster 1997 – 1,863 2. T. Luster 1996 – 1,706 3. Willie Loving 1998 – 1,473 4. Justin Mood 2007 – 1,353 5. Justin Sutton 2009 – 1,328 6. Aaron Sanders 1982 – 1,275 7. Rinaldo Pollard 1989 – 1,238 8. Corey Porter 1991 – 1,181 9. Skylar Crayton 2002 – 1,143 10. Steve Miller 1984 – 1,101 11. Alfred Eaton 1982 – 1,090 12. Earnest Hastings 1990 – 1,085 13. Jeff Burns 1992 – 1,069 14. S. Crayton 2001 – 1,028 15. Jarrett Mood 2013 – 1,000 15. Austin Scott 2018 – 1,000

Bonus: 9/14 players to reach 1,000 rushing yards in a season are former Ramer Eagles: Scott, Luster, the Mood brothers – Justin & Jarrett, Pollard, Miller, Eaton, Hastings and Burns.

Covington in Friday’s 2nd Round. The Chargers (11-0) downed Melrose 49-6 in their playoff opener. Wilson said the team is expecting a great game Friday. “We know this game is not going to be easy,” said Wilson. “When we met in the regular season, we didn’t get the result we wanted and we’re coming in hungry.” MCHS came into the contest losers of five straight postseason decisions. Four of the losses came on the road. The Bobcats are now 4-10 in road playoff games. Three of the wins – Ridgeway twice and Raleigh-Egypt – came against Memphis schools. McNairy is out for a measure of revenge in Friday’s game as the Bobcats seek to avenge one of their two season losses to the Chargers. Defensive end Trevor Ferrell said he has never been around a group of people more determined to win. “Our common goal has been our driving force throughout

Sophomore Brandarius Strayhorn celebrates after a big defensive stop. The Bobcats beat Raleigh-Egypt 22-7.

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Spoiler Alert

Look out Bethel - Selmer are on the hunt for an upset in the Lions’ Den.


Tyrone Luster photo credit Lisa Forsythe

AJHS Basketball vs. PWSS – @ Pickwick – 6:00 P.M.




Selmer earns split with nightcap comeback By Steve Beavers Assistant Editor

Selmer didn’t get off to a good start. The Lions made up for it with a much better finish. SMS climbed out of a 10-0 first-quarter deficit to down visiting Bethel Springs 43-31 in the McNairy County opener for both schools on Thursday. The Lady Rebels tipped off the night with a 42-8 decision over the Lady Lions. Bethel tallied the first 10 points in the nightcap before Selmer’s Jabari Melton went on a personal 8-0 scoring spree to trim the deficit to 10-8 after one. Selmer scored the first six points to begin the second half and pushed a 14-13 halftime advantage to 20-13. Simon Whitaker, who scored 11 of his team-high 15 points in

the second half, converted a conventional three-point chance to give the Lions the seven-point cushion. Bethel answered with five consecutive points from Nate Moore to get within 22-20 at the 1:23 mark of the period. SMS clamped down on defense over the final seven minutes. Will Moffett’s steal and layup extended the Lions lead to 28-20. Caleb Atkins hit the Lions lone three of the night a possession after Moore nailed one for Bethel as the Lions pushed the margin to 32-23. Tanner Kirk’s second of two layups upped the lead to 36-25 with under three minutes remaining. Tyler Blue scored six in the first three minutes of the game in helping Bethel jump out 10-0. Melton tallied eight straight

over the final 1:44 to get Selmer back in the game. In the opener, Bethel ran out to a 14-0 lead on the host Lady Lions. Lynnlee Brown bagged seven of her game-high 16 in the first eight minutes of the contest. The Lady Rebels led 22-4 at intermission with Brown accounting for nine of the digits. (G) Bethel 42, Selmer 8 @ Selmer Bethel 9 13 12 8 – 42 Selmer 0 4 0 4 – 8 BETHEL SPRINGS (42): Lynnlee Brown 16, Mollie Isbell 7, Biana Davis 7, Kayla Moore 4, Carissa Moore 4, Jaylen Wilson 2, Chloe Strickland 2. SELMER (8): Aleria Faulkner 6, Destiny Weekly 2. 3-pointers: (B) Brown 3. Records: Bethel 5-2, 1-0; Selmer

Staff Photo by Steve Beavers

Lady Rebel Kayla Moore looks for a shot under the basket as Selmer’s Kyndle York defends. 0-2, 0-1. (B) Selmer 43, Bethel 31 Bethel 10 3 7 11 – 31 Selmer 8 6 10 19 – 43 BETHEL SPRINGS (31): Nate Moore 18, Tyler Blue 8, Tyson

Timms 3, Blake King 2. SELMER (43): Simon Whitaker 15, Jabari Melton 10, Tanner Kirk 7, Will Moffett 6, Caleb Atkins 5. 3-pointers: (B) Moore 2, Blue; (S) Atkins. Records: Bethel 5-2, 0-1; Selmer 1-1, 1-0.

Staff Photo by Steve Beavers

Bethel’s Tyler Blue dribbles down the baseline and into the paint as Lion Simon Whitaker calls out for help from Selmer’s post players.

Oscar’s Annual Toy Drive & Jingle Jeep Offroad Show

Staff Photo by Steve Beavers

Bethel Springs cheerleader Anslee Ferrell roots for the Lady Rebels in the first game of the evening.

Hosted by 45 South Offroad

Lakeview Church 877 W. Cherry Avenue • Selmer, TN Saturday, November 17 • 10 a.m. until ?

Can you imagine waking up on Christmas morning and not a single present under the tree? Sadly 25% of our families are below the poverty level and it happens every year!

Oscar’s Toy Drive needs your help! A $10.00 unwrapped toy will get you: • 1 entry fee into Jeep show - 5 categories (Best Stock, Best Modified, Best Custom, Best Christmas Decorated, People’s Choice)

or • 1 Main Ingredient BBQ or Chicken Dinner w/slaw, beans or • Entered into Ugly Christmas Sweater contest (prize given)

Bring 3 unwrapped gifts and you’ll get all 3!!

Every toy collected will be donated to a child in McNairy County

Santa’s Sweet Shop Pies, Cakes, Cookies (individually wrapped)

Rumor has it that Santa may make a special appearance

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Cameron D. Knight, M.D.

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School menus Elementary School Breakfast Nov 12 Mini Cinnis Craisins Choice of Juice/Milk

Nov 13 Chicken & Biscuit Diced Strawberry Cups Choice of Juice/Milk Nov 14 Sausage Breakfast Pizza Bananas Choice of Juice/Milk Nov 15 Blueberry Muffin Apples Choice of Juice/Milk

Staff Photo by Drew Wheeler

Lynnlee Brown breaks into the lane looking for a shot for the Lady Rebels. Bethel ‘s girls defeated Adamsville 36-13.

Bethel Springs adds two in Adamsville By Drew Wheeler Sports Editor

ADAMSVILLE – Bethel picked up a win on the road. The Lady Rebels stormed ahead in a 23-4 first half to build a lead which lasted until the final buzzer. Lynnlee Brown had the high-point mark for Bethel, scoring 10. Brown added five rebounds, two steals and an assist. Jaylen Wilson scored seven points and chipped in an assist, a steal and a rebound. Biana Davis’ six points went with her team high seven steals and four rebounds. Mollie Isbell scored five with five rebounds and a steal. Abigail Hurst had four points, six rebounds, five steals and four assists in a stat-stuffing performance. Bethel had an opportunity to give valuable minutes to some of their reserves and outscored the Lady Cardinals in the third and fourth quarters. Jessica Harpole and Miley Samples led Adamsville with four points apiece. Kyla Sanders kicked in two points. Kami Adkins had two points and Addie Carter added one. (B) Bethel 31, Adamsville 23 Bethel had a tougher time in the nightcap. The Rebels survived a late push to defeat the Cardinals 31-23. Nate Moore was on fire through the contest, scoring nine points in a busy first half to nearly outscore the Cardinals solo.

Nov 16 Sausage & Biscuit Chilled or Fresh Fruit Choice of Juice/Milk Elemntary School Lunch Nov 12 Popcorn Chicken/Roll Turkey/Cheese Deli Sandwich Uncrustables Pack/Cereal Pepperoni Pizza Pack Cheesy Potatoes Pinto Beans Rosy Applesauce Choice of Juice/Milk

Moore’s 17 was the game-high total. The eighth grader kicked in six steals and three rebounds to fill his sheet. Tyler Blue, Blake King and Tyson Timms each scored four points in the victory. Blue was a monster on the boards and piled up a ridiculous 14 rebounds against the Cardinals. Jacob Bowles led the Cardinals’ comeback push in the fourth quarter, hitting from three-point land and sinking in the paint. Bowles’ seven led Adamsville. Braxton Enzor and Alex Crane each had six points in the loss.

Nov 13 Cheeseburger Chicken & Dumplings Uncrustables Pack/Doritos Chef Salad Battered Potato Wedges Broccoli/Cheese Sauce Mixed Fruit Choice of Juice/Milk

(G) Bethel 36, Adamsville 13 @ Adamsville B - 11 12 4 9 - 36 A - 0 4 2 7 - 13

Nov 14 Sausage Stuffed Crust Pizza Soft Shell Chicken Taco Uncrustables Pack/Cereal Chef Salad Spicy Fries Whole Kernel Corn Apples Choice of Juice/Milk

BETHEL (36): Lynnlee Brown 10, Jaylen Wilson 7, Biana Davis 6, Mollie Isbell 5, Abigail Hurst 4, Skye Moffitt 2, Chloe Strickland 2. ADAMSVILLE (13): Jessica Harpole 4, Miley Samples 4, Kyla Sanders 2, Kami Adkins 2, Addie Carter 1. (B) Bethel 31, Adamsville 23 B - 11 6 10 4 - 31 A - 4 6 2 11 - 23

Nov 15 Steak & Gravy/Roll Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt Chef Salad Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Peas & Carrots Chilled Peaches

BETHEL (31): Nate Moore 17, Tyler Blue 4, Blake King 4, Tyson Timms 4, Logan Kiestler 2. ADAMSVILLE (23): Jacob Bowles 7, Braxton Enzor 6, Alex Crane 6, Maddux Smith 2, Ashton Duke 2.

Choice of Juice/Milk

Nov 16 Turkey & Dressing/Roll Hot Dog Uncrustables Pack/Doritos Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Green Beans Cole Slaw Cranberry Sauce Strawberries & Bananas Choice of Juice/Milk High School Breakfast Nov 12 Sausage & Biscuit Chicken & Biscuit Assorted Pop-Tarts Uncrustables Powdered Mini Donuts Cocoa Bread Craisins Choice of Juice/Milk Nov 13 Sausage & Biscuit Chicken & Biscuit Assorted Pop-Tarts Uncrustables Chocolate Mini Donuts Confetti Pancake Bites Diced Peach Cups Choice of Juice/Milk Nov 14 Sausage & Biscuit Chicken & Biscuit Assorted Pop-Tarts Uncrustables Powdered Mini Donuts Sausage/Gravy Breakfast Pizza Applesauce Cups Choice of Juice/Milk Nov 15 Sausage & Biscuit Chicken & Biscuit Assorted Pop-Tarts Uncrustables Chocolate Mini Donuts Strawberry Mini Bagels Raisins Choice of Juice/Milk Nov 16 Sausage & Biscuit Chicken & Biscuit Assorted Pop-Tarts Uncrustables Powdered Mini Donuts Ham & Biscuit Diced Strawberry Cups Choice of Juice/Milk

High School Lunch Nov 12 Sausage Stuffed Crust Pizza Chicken Rings/Roll Turkey/Cheese Deli Sandwich Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt Pepperoni Pizza Pack Crinkle Cut Fries Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Pinto Beans Chilled Peaches Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice/Milk Nov 13 Pepperoni Wedge Pizza Cheeseburger Rotel Chicken Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt Chef Salad Spicy Fries Glazed Carrots Green Peas Mixed Fruit Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice/Milk Nov 14 Cheese Sticks/Sauce Chicken & Waffles BBQ Sandwich Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt Chef Salad Battered Potato Wedges Baked Beans Cole Slaw Baked Apples Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice/Milk

Nov 15 Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza Breaded Chicken Sandwich Ham & Cheese Snack Tray Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt Chef Salad Tater Bucks Broccoli/Cheese Sauce Whole Kernel Corn Blushing Pears Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice/Milk Nov 16 Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza Turkey & Dressing/Roll Hot Dog/Cool Ranch Chips Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt French Fries Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Green Beans Cranberry Sauce Cole Slaw Strawberries & Bananas Fresh Fruit Choice Choice of Juice/Milk

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Michie Elementary School Q1 2018-19 Achievement Lists 1st Grade Principal’s List Caleb Arman Erianna Billups Lily Bowen Kyler Dickerson Jaiden Edwards Cayla Fullwood Hunter Griffin Claire Holland Landon King Levi Lipford Mason McCullar Harleigh Melson Melia Moore Corbin Reed Victoria Sanders 1st Grade Honor Roll Emett Dixe Alana Kanavel Eva McDonald Rebecca McKinney Bella Robertson Sam Skinner Jaden Spencer Aubree Waldrop 2nd Grade Principal’s List Easton Buhle Haddie Mae Burks Anniston Choate Carter Cleary

Jackson Cook Allie Culver Adleigh Glenn Nathan Hight Evan Killingsworth Trey Kimbley Samuel Leitschuh Grayson Lumpkin Aubrey Maxedon Adalyn McGee Reed Merry Kasi Moore Chloe Murrell Bella Redmon Ella Redmon Stella Rinehart Allen Roberts Klai Robertson Kara Standridge Torren Watkins

2nd Grade Honor Roll Rhiannan English Shelby Hartwich Grayson King Kynleigh Lambert Alyssa Scott

5th Grade Principal’s List George Buhle Cooper Davis Tess Durbin Lily Spencer Harris Tucker Jaelyn Watkins Katie Beth Yontz

Tyler Harbin Parker Herrin John Killingsworth Walker McGee Megan Mulder Cerena Rose Gavin Shaw Keegan Shaw Cathryne Tacker Faith White

5th Grade Honor Roll Emily Arnold Gwyneth Kimbley Samuel Maxedon Mollie Grayce Moore Ava Nabors

3rd Grade Honor Roll Elizabeth Johnson Andi Claire Ragan Bella Sims Eli Sims Lanie Taylor 4th Grade Principal’s List Ashton Dancer Bradley Harris Milea Merryman Jackson Wigginton Xavier Worley 4th Grade Honor Roll Noah Hight Kael Pickle Hailey Raburn Mollie Teague

3rd Grade Principal’s List Coley Bell Baker Jaycee Farris Jesse Fowler

6th Grade Principal’s List Lauren Kirk Alussa Lilienthal Zach Powers 6th Grade Honor Roll Jasmin Bolf Eva Dancer Paige Farris Kassidy Standefer Ryleigh Wells 7th Grade Principal’s List Isabella Brown Aiden Davis Erin Glenn

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Austin Holloway Jayden Kirk Braden Monroe Sawyer Wilmeth

Jake Wardlow 5th Grade Honor Roll Ty Buchanan Cheyanne Buffkin Jaydon Cruse Kayela Hudson Bella Kaup Cache Litts Colton Watson Sadie Youngblood

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Mason Weeks 8th Grade Principals List Brandon Blakely Jack Johnson Halle Kate Keen Maddie Kirk Madison Montgomery Morgan Moye Chloe Shelton Caleb Taylor 8th Grade Honor Roll Maggie Dalton Joey Davis Hayden Keaton Chanley Price Landen Robertson 8th Grade Merit Roll Makayla Brown Kyle Faulkner Lexi Lanier Tyler Mertins Katie Murray Major Prince Aspen Teague


APOSTOLIC Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service, preaching at 11 a.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 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 Sunday: 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. INDEPENDENT Calvary Baptist Church Hwy 22 North, Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Faith Baptist Church 1301 Peach St., Selmer Mark Shumaker, 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 Mickey Cossar, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. / Wed. 6:30 p.m. Lighthouse Baptist Church 1780 Mulberry Ave., Selmer Jorgen Runquest, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. PRIMITIVE BAPTIST Better Hope Primitive Baptist 4235 Leapwood-Enville Rd., Adamsville

Michie Primitive Baptist Church Hwy 22 Michie Elder Rickey Taylor, Pastor 10:30 a.m. Song Service 11:00 a.m. Preaching Service 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 a.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 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: Seth Bragg Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7 p.m. Cypress Creek First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1104 14 Falcon St. • Selmer Pastor: Clifford E. Wynn, Jr. (731) 645-8094 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Wednesday Prayer - 6:30 p.m. Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. Jam Zone: 7:00 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 Senior Pastor: Dr. Chad Ball Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:15 a.m. Discipleship Training: 5 p.m. Evening Worship: 6:15 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Prayer/Bible Study: 6:15 p.m. Children & Youth: 6:15 P.M. during the summer First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs 143 Jackson St., Bethel Springs David Singleton, 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 Bro. Ben Martin, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Selmer Joey Johnson, Pastor 310 W. Court Ave., Selmer Sunday School: 8:45 a.m., 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m., 10 a.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. Good Hope Baptist 678 Good Hope Church Rd., Adamsville Bro. Randy Latch 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: 6:00 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 Pastor: Clint Overton 877 W. Cherry, Selmer Sundays: Modern Service

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Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Van Vansandt, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

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.

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.

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Springs Rev. Mark LaRue, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: AWANA 6:30 p.m. Youth & Adults 6:45 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy TN Bro. Zac Bennett, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. New Hope Baptist Church 854 Chandler Lane Pocahontas, TN Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Robert Hudson, 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 Joe Loncar, 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. Wed. Night Bible Study:6:30 p.m. Unity Baptist Church Unity Church Road, Ramer 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 Rev. James Stophel, Pastor Sunday 10 a.m. Life Groups All ages Sunday 11 a.m. Worship Children’s Church Sunday 6:30 p.m. Worship Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer/ Fellowship 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.

Eastside Church of Christ 1366 E. Poplar, Selmer 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 Brian Stephens, 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 Minister: Jeff Harville (205) 712-3502 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 9 and 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Stantonville Church of Christ 8228 Hwy 142, Stantonville Randy Cook, Minister Matt Cook, Minister Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. Discussion Class: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD Center Ridge Pentecostal Church of God 910 Center Ridge Rd., Bethel Springs Rev. Carl Wilcher 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., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 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 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 David Sprenkle, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. New Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs David Sprenkle, 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 206 East Main St., Adamsville, TN Rev. Amanda Westmoreland Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Roger South, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:00 a.m. First United Methodist Church 1122 West Cherry Ave., Selmer Joy Shelby Weathersbee, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Nights: Supper 5:30 p.m. Bible Study & Breakouts: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hickory Flatt United Methodist Church Puron Rd., Hickory Flatt Howard Russom, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:15 a.m. Lebanon United Methodist Church 250 Chambers Store Rd. Michie Casey Cupples, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Maggie Jones United Methodist Church 8170 Finger-Leapwood Rd. Bethel Springs, TN 38315 Pastor Mathew Emison Contact info: 731-632-0240 Sunday School 10 a.m. - 11 Services (adult & children) 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 5 - 6 p.m. Located: 6 miles east of Finger, Tenn. on Hwy 199 New Bethel United Methodist Church 74 Wright St., Bethel Springs Shirley Williams, Pastor Sunday School 10 Sunday Service 11 a.m. Bible Study: Wed. at 7 p.m. New Hope United Methodist Church Sticine Rd. - Michie Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Wed. Bible Study: 6:30 p.m. Bro. Casey Cupples, 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 Casey Cupples, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday: 5:30 p.m. JIGO 8th-12th grades Wednesday: 6:30 all youth Summer cookout: 3rd Sunday 5:30 Winter: Fellowship meal 3rd Sunday after morning worship Sulphur Springs United Methodist Sulphur Springs Rd., Selmer Roger South, Pastor Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Union Grove United Methodist Pleasant Site Road, Selmer Roger South, 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 Amanda Hartmann Westmoreland, 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, Pastor 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: 11 a.m. Wednesday Evening: “Refreshing” 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. / Mon. & Wed.: 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/NONDENOMINATIONAL Abundant Life Christian Fellowship 15770 Hwy 64 East Bolivar, Tn. Pastor D.R. Moore Services: Saturday 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. 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

Preacher, Gregg Worthey 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. Kingdom Church, More Sure Word 1814 Buena Vista Road Bethel Springs, Tenn. 38315 (731) 577-0100 Sundays at 4 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesday L.I.F.E. class at 7 p.m. Thirsty Thursday (Bible Class) 7 p.m. Love & Truth, Adamsville Campus 440 Hwy 64 East, Adamsville Lead Pastor - Eddie Cupples Campus Director - Scott Melson Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday nights: 7 p.m. Phone: 731-632-4999 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. 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. Full Gospel Fellowship Church 6595 Hwy 64 West Bethel Springs, Tenn. 731-646-1837 David Paseur, Pastor Sunday: 9:30 a.m.., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Petra Family Worship Center 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville, TN 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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Bethel Springs Elementary School Q1 2018-19 Achievement Lists 3rd Grade Principal’s List Karter Crowe Hunter Draganowski Lillie Dunaway Lily Kirk 3rd Grade Honor Roll Katelyn Barnes Kaliyah Davis Aiden Huggins Chevy Lipford Amiyah Russo Caleb Wagoner 4th Grade Principal’s List Elyse Atkinson Gabrielle D’Oro Caitlynn Duncan Deuce Garner Zeke Gray

Isaiah Hoskins Cade Moore Sophia Suggs 4th Grade Honor Roll Zach Bowman Connor Buchanan Kinlee Crouse Alyssa Ellsworth Adalyn Elvington Cheyenne Eisenhut Macee Gilbert Audreanna Griffith Ryan Hadley Damian Hurst Reagan Lamberth Emilie Main Adalyn Manietta David McIntyre Kinsley Plunk

Alyine Ramirez Alyssa Saxton Asah Story Hallie Wilbanks Nicholas Williams John Wood 5th Grade Principal’s List Noah Hicks Hunter Hurst Kaelee Plunk Mason Plunk Case Stone Neerajah Wade 5th Grade Honor Roll Landen Alexander Kendall Kiestler Bryson Marshall Karlee Mullins

Damien Shrum Emma Webster 6th Grade Principal’s List Hayden Goodrum Trae Huggins Carissa Moore Henry Russom Chloe Strickland 6th Grade Honor Roll Houston Barnes Hunter Doles Maliya Hand Madison Maccarino Jack Mullins Ryder Plunk

Acen Lambert 7th Grade Honor Roll Landon Montgomery Kayla Moore Lauren Stark Adain Starks 8th Grade Principal’s List Abigail Hurst Aden Maxedon Elijah Mehr Becky Plunk 8th Grade Honor Roll Sydney Colon Merideth Reed Sara Russom

7th Grade Principal’s List Gillian Garner

Selmer Middle School Q1 Selmer Elementary School 2018-19 Achievement Lists 3rd Grade Q1 2018-19

5th Grade Principal’s List Lilli Coats Catherine Dickey Callie Finlayson Adalynn Hatch Walker Kennedy Anslei Leonard Kylie Miller Lauren Pattyson Brooklyn Ricks Wyatt Thacker Clara Younger

Shiv Patel Emilee Redmon Gracyn Shimek Raiyana Stackens Claire Talbott Hayden Tate John Teal Shanna Thompson Addie Tull Destiny Weekly Jacob Wilbanks Logan Williams

5th Grade Honor Roll Addison Ashe JaMarquiez Batie William Glidewell Hudson Goebel Tristan Howard Noelle Johnson Shelby Moore Angela Puentes Rhiannon Russell Arianna Stricklin

6th Grade Honor Roll Anna Cosby Ethan Duncan Kiara Fowler Donald Kasson Caden Lyons Owen Miller Benjamin Nash Amerria Robertson Mac Shumaker

6th Grade Principal’s List Rhett Bivens Chloe Bodiford Ben Brush Molleigh Burnett Kolben Bussell Tristan Carson Anna Clayton Heidi Dickey Brody Epperson Emma Harris Emma Harville Zach Murray

7th Grade Principal’s List Michael Barras Nathan Foster Lillybeth Fowler Olivia Hill Shyann Howell Kendall Vandiver Dayton West 7th Grade Honor Roll Jackson Anderson Laila Atkins Ashton Blankenship Brodie Buck

Jacob Cheaves Addison Finlayson Harris Goebel Brittany Gurley Spencer James Tanner Kirk Lillith Lawrence Kristen McDonald Claire Morris India Robinson Skylar Shoffner Sydney Smith Mitchell Tucker

8th Grade Principal’s List Alli Austin Emma Clayton Stephen Haag Mallory Howell Jilliann Rowsey Phoebe Whitaker Kyndle York 8th Grade Honor Roll Stephanie Brattin Takhia Crump Katie Davis William Johnson Kiersten Kiddy Ashtyn Lands Hayle Maxedon Maegan McDaniel Emma Rickman Katlyn Traughber Samuel Whitaker Kelly Wu

Achievement Lists

Principal’s List Hayes Carson Tayven Clark Libby Cox Xander Cummings Brooklynn Davis Annalyse Findley Kimaya Fowler Jaylee Goodrum Brya Hines Jackson King Tessa Michael Isabella Nicely

Ethan Roberts Rhyan Parker Rhy’lee Ricks Landon Thacker Jackson White Ella Younger Honor Roll Gavin Faulkner Kayden Forsyth Shyenne Freshour Mary Freshwater Heavyn Frick

Chloe Gantt Eli Harris Raiden Love Emily Puentes Jaylynn Richardson Brayden Scott Bryton Stroud Hayes Teague Jakob Tucker Aaliya Weekly Piper Whitley

McNairy County students receive scholarships to attend UT Martin For the Independent Appeal

MARTIN, Tenn – Two McNairy County students have been awarded scholarships to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin for the 20182019 academic year, according to Dr. James Mantooth, executive director, Office of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement. Cheryl Flatt, of Guys, is a freshman. She received the H.J. Maxedon Jr. Scholarship. Garrett Vanderford, of Michie, son of Ronny and Tracy Vanderford and Arnold and Robin Frantz, is a junior. He received the Oscar V. and Maude Stovall Erwin Scholarship and the Dean Scholarship. Additional information on scholarships and other types of financial assistance is available by contacting the UT Martin Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, 205 Administration Building, UT Martin, Martin, TN, 38238, or by calling (731) 881-7040.

Issue 27 November 7, 2018 Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association The PawPrint is a publication of McNairy Central High School. The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the administration, faculty or staff. EDITOR Lisa Forsythe

She’s the Leader of the Band


FRI Nov. 9 •9:30 Womanless Beauty Review •7:00 MCHS @ Covington FRI Nov. 16 •6:00 BB Dyer Co (Hall of Fame) Nov 19-23 •Thanksgiving Break TUE Nov. 20 •6:00 BB Hardin Co A SAT Nov. 24 •6:00 BB Gibson H TUE Nov. 27 •8:00 EOC English I Writing •6:00 BB Dyer Co H WED Nov. 28 •8:00 EOC English II Writing THU Nov. 29 •8:00 EOC History Writing •6:00 BB Alcorn Central H FRI Nov. 30 •7:00 Mistletoe Ball TUE Dec. 4 •8:00 EOC English I •6:00 BB Adamsville A WED Dec. 5 •8:00 EOC English II THU Dec. 6 •8:00 EOC American History FRI Dec. 7 •6:00 BB Hardin Co H TUE Dec. 11 •8:00 EOC Algebra I & II •6:00 BB Lexington H WED Dec. 12 •8:00 EOC Geometry THU Dec. 13 •8:00 EOC Make-Up Exams FRI Dec. 14 •6:00 BB Scotts Hill A

By Lisa Forsythe, Editor While many may not recognize the line from the old Fogelberg song, there can be no denying the title applies to senior Kimberly “Kimmie” Davis. As Drum Major for this year’s marching band, Kimmie has been the perfect example of what every good band leader should be: tough yet encouraging, responsible yet fun-loving, and a diehard music-lover. Kimmie has auditioned

for the position all four years of high school, finally earning the coveted role for her senior year. To audition, the student creates a routine to a score of music, usually with the help of the previous field commander. They have to know the basics of conducting, which includes directing not just the tempo but also the dynamics of the music such as crescendoes and decrescendoes. The routine is performed before the entire band, who then vote

for their choice. They rate the student based on musicality, their attitude and helpfulness to other band members, and leadership qualities both within and outside of band. The student votes are combined with the director’s votes, and the newly appointed drum major gets to work. The duties of the drum major are varied and numerous. They are responsible for keeping band morale up, encouraging and helping each member to be both ON time and

Drum Major Kimmie Davis (left), with Assistant Drum Major Karina Patel (right) and band performer Bret King during the Awards Ceremony.

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IN time. The drum major runs the metronome and speaker at practice, they run warmups, and make plans for how to get stuff done with the section leaders. They manage a leader’s meeting each week, and work out ways to fix any problems that occur. Kimmie felt like the role of drum major allowed her to do more for the band that she was doing [as a section leader]. “I’d be more inclusive to the band, and I would succeed more than being a section leader or captain,” said Kimmie. “The greatest reward was showing everyone that I took being a drum major seriously,” said Kimmie. “It was an honor to be the freshmens’ first drum major, and for the band students to respect me and want me as their drum major meant a lot.” Kimmie’s favorite memory occurred this past weekend on the way

home from state competition, where the band finished fourth (out of 24 bands) overall. Kimmie earned a 3rd Place trophy. She said on the ride home, everyone began singing the songs from the field show, and she started conducting. “We finished the show singing, and then we all cried. It was really emotional. It was heartwarming. Everyone was sad, as seniors, because that was our last field performance.” Some of Kimmie’s favorite things Mr. Foret has taught her are 1)TCB - the band motto is Taking Care of Business 2)”To be early is to be on time, and to be on time is to be late.” 3)”One More Time” (perhaps her favorite - because it was NEVER just ONE more time!). Kimmie began playing clarinet in the sixth grade at SMS, and hopes to continue her band career next year at UTMartin. She will major in Criminal Justice and minor in Music Education, with the goal of becoming a Forensic Scientist. When asked if there was anything else Kimmie wanted to tell me, she asked if she could send a message to her band members and band parents. “It has been an honor being able to be your Drum Major for my last year, and I’m glad to have met every single one of you. I will miss you highly when I leave, and I love you all.”



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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE WHEREAS, on April 30, 2003 JOHNNY GREER AND DEBBIE GREER, by Deed of Trust of record in Deed of Trust Book 409, at Page 1456, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, conveyed the following described property in trust to secure the payment of a Promissory Note in the original principal amount of Seven Hundred Sixty Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty Four and 90/100 ($769,854.90), payable to Farm Credit Mid-America, FLCA; and WHEREAS, the undersigned was appointed Substitute Trustee by Farm Credit Mid-America, FLCA, which appointment will be recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee prior to the deed evidencing this sale; and WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of said indebtedness and other provisions of the Deed of Trust have been violated, and FARM CREDIT MID-AMERICA, FLCA, the lawful owner and holder of the said indebtedness, has declared the entire amount due and payable as provided by the Deed of Trust in accordance with the terms thereof, and instructed the undersigned to foreclose; and NOW, THEREFORE, the public is hereby notified that the undersigned Substitute Trustee will sell the hereinafter described real estate at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, for cash in hand paid, at the east door of the Courthouse at Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee, on Monday, November 26, 2018, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., said property to be sold in bar of the equity of redemption and subject to the lien of all special assessments against it. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder will be deemed the successful bidder. Lying, and being situate in the 4th Civil District, Mc-

Nairy County, Tennessee, bounded and described as follows; to-wit: PARCEL NO. 1: BEGINNING at a stake and sycamore pointers, the northwest corner of the Hoover land; now owned by Glidewell; runs thence East with the North boundary line of the said Hoover land, 68 rods to a stake, crossing Little Owl Creek at 34 rods; thence South 40 rods to a rock, an interior corner of the Hoover land; thence East 162 rods to a point in a ditch, at the intersection of a small ditch in the West boundary line of the Brooks land, now owned by Robinson; thence North, with the said West boundary line of the Brooks land, 80 rods to Owl Creek Canal; thence in a northwesterly direction with said Owl Creek Canal as follows: North 85 degrees West 76 rods; North 70 degrees West 30 rods; North 65 degrees West 70 rods to the Old Corinth and Stantonville Road; now a ditch, a southwest corner of Raines; thence North 10 degrees East 75 rods to a stake in the South boundary line of Erwin; thence West, with the Erwin

South boundary line, 119 rods to a stake; thence South 58 rods to a stake; a corner of the Sutton land, now owned by Thomas; thence West 182 rods to a stake, an interior corner of Thomas; thence South 192 rods with Thomas and Shaw to a branch of Little Owl Creek as it now flows by ditch, an interior corner of Shaw, passing the original southwest corner of the Alexander land at 187 rods; thence South 83 degrees East 66 rods with the North boundary line of Shaw to a stake at a point in the intersection of a branch of Little Owl Creek, a ditch, and Little Owl Creek; thence with the meanders of Little Owl Creek and the boundary line of Shaw and Rickman to the West boundary line of the said Hoover land as follows: North 83 degrees East 128 rods with a new ditch; North 15 degrees East 22 rods; North 50 degrees West 10 rods; North 9 degrees West 8 rods; North 22 degrees East 4 rods; North 84 degrees East 6 rods; North 31 degrees East 6 rods; North 6 degrees West 8 rods; North 49 degrees East 13 rods; South 63 degrees East 18 rods to the West

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boundary line of the said Hoover land; where the Michie and Stantonville Road crosses said Little Owl Creek; thence North 25 rods to the beginning, and containing 436 acres, more or less. INCLUDED IN THE FOREGOING DESCRIPTION BUT EXCLUDED FROM THIS CONVEYANCE ARE THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED TRACTS OF LAND: EXCLUSION NUMBER 1: BEGINNING at a stake in the Kendrick and McLeod ditch, 30 feet South of a 10-inch sycamore tree, a southwest corner of the A. E. Robinson land, and an agreed corner between Dr. T. N. Humphrey and A. E. Robinson (formerly Kendrick and McLeod); runs thence North with said ditch 8 rods to a stake, said stake being 103 feet North of said certain 10-inch sycamore tree; thence East 112 rods to a ditch; thence South 28 degrees West up said ditch 8.6 rods to a stake in the North boundary line of the Dr. T. N. Humphrey (Glidewell) land; thence


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West with the said North boundary line of the Dr. T. N. Humphrey (Glidewell) land, 108 rods to the point of beginning, and containing 5 acres, more or less.

Ervin-Humphrey Road as follows: South 89 degrees 22 minutes 20 seconds West 140.30 feet; North 82 degrees 14 minutes 41 seconds West 35.28 feet; North 72 degrees 29 minutes 21 seconds West 40.47 feet; North 57 degrees 05 minutes 04 seconds West 618.74 feet; North 45 degrees 47 minutes 37 seconds West 56.81 feet; North 26 degrees 19 minutes 27 seconds West 69.56 feet; North 06 degrees 25 minutes 27 seconds West 230.16 feet; North 19 degrees 04 minutes 36 seconds West 193.92 feet; North 48 degrees 09 minutes 09 seconds West 227.39 feet; North 76 degrees 00 minutes 14 seconds West 125.50 feet; North 87 degrees 06 minutes 40 seconds West 1447.46 feet to the point of beginning, containing 45.235 acres, more or less. The foregoing legal description is based upon a plat of survey of Floyd J. Wright, Registered Land Surveyor, Tennessee Certificate Number 606-732, which plat of survey is dated January 1, 1982.

04 seconds West 618.74 feet; North 45 degrees 47 minutes 37 seconds West 56.81 feet; North 26 degrees 19 minutes 27 seconds West 69.56 feet; North 06 degrees 25 minute 27 seconds West 230.16 feet; North 19 degrees 04 minutes 36 seconds West 193.92 feet; North 48 degrees 09 minutes 09 seconds West 227.39 feet; North 76 degrees 00 minutes 14 seconds West 125.50 feet; North 87 degrees 06 minutes 40 seconds West 1447.46 feet to the point of beginning, containing 45.235 acres, more or less. The foregoing legal description is based upon a plat of survey of Floyd J. Wright, Registered Land Surveyor, Tennessee Certificate Number 606-732, which plat of survey is dated January 1, 1982.

on the South fence line of James Thomas (D.B. 170, pg. 764); thence along said fence of Thomas, S 86 01 03 E passing a half inch iron pin set a 147.37 feet, for a total distance of 162.37 feet to a point located in the center of a ditch, being a NEC of described tract and a NWC of The Renshaw Family Trust (D.B. 161, pg. 229); thence along the center of said ditch, being the south line of The Renshaw Family Trust, S 61 03 44 E for 84.72 feet to a point, being a NEC of described tract; thence leaving said ditch, along a new severance fence line, S 59 02 09 W passing an iron post found at 10.00 feet, for a total distance of 120.18 feet to a fence corner, S 36 26 14 E for 501.52 feet to a wood post found, S 72 21 05 E for 265.61 feet, S 42 13 52 E for 47.64 feet, S 35 36 22 E for 581.47 feet to a wood post found, being the Eastmost corner of described tract, S 34 37 10 W for 122.67 feet to an iron post found, S 36 09 45 W for 91.41 feet, S 48 16 03 W for 48.55 feet to an iron post found, S 49 42 52 W for 193.12 feet to a half inch iron pin set, S 70 59 36 W for 26.00 feet to a P.K. nail set in the center of Albert Robinson Road, being the Southmost corner of described tract, thence along the center of Albert Robinson Road, N 05 02 51 W for 60.08 feet, N 02 22 22 W for 132.67 feet, N 11 53 38 W for 93.24 feet, N 18 46 49 W for 78.63 feet, N 26 43 07 W for 60.94 feet, N 36 16 46 W for 59.46 feet, N 47 12 29 W for 71.38 feet, N 59 58 14 W for 85.01 feet, N 72 12 26 W for 74.17 feet, N 80 08 22 W for 83.74 feet, N 85 17 50 W for 457.99 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 13.79 acres. Subject to the North 25 foot prescriptive margin of Albert Robinson Road (-/72 ac.), and existing utility easements especially overhead power lines. Situated on this tract are 2 wood barns and 3 metal silos. Parcel No. 1 being the same property at that described in a Warranty Deed from Dennis Heath Renshaw and Pamela Patricia Henshaw, Trustees of The Renshaw Family Trust, dated October 29, 1997, to Johnny Greer and wife, Debbie Greer, dated January 14, 2011, and of record in Deed Book 217, page 870, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee.

announcement at the appointed time of sale without readvertisement. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. WITNESS my signature, this the 31st day of October, 2018.

EXCLUSION NUMBER 2: BEGINNING at a stake in the Humphrey and Robinson ditch (formerly the Kendrick and McLeod ditch), said stake being the northwest corner of a certain 5-acre tract of land conveyed to Dr. T. N. Humphrey and wife, Ione Jones Humphrey, by A. E. Robsinson, by deed dated July 14, 1958, and recorded in Deed Book 53, Page 55, in the Office of the Register for McNairy County, Tennessee; runs thence East 112 rods with the Humphrey North boundary line to a ditch; thence South 28 degrees West, up said ditch, 8.6 rods to a stake in the North boundary line of the Dr. T. N. Humphrey (Glidewell) land; thence East 55 rods with the North boundary line of the said Dr. T. N. Humphrey (Glidwell) land to a stake in the West boundary line of the Dr. T. N. Humphrey (Robinson) land; thence North 80 rods with the West boundary line of the said Dr. T. N. Humphrey (Robinson) land to Owl Creek Canal; thence in a northwesterly direction, up said Owl Creek Canal, as follows: North 85 degrees West 60 rods, and North 70 degrees West 32 rods, to the junction of a ditch, formerly Little Owl Creek; thence in a southwesterly direction up said ditch as follows: South 56 degrees West 40 rods; South 68 degrees West 12 rods, and South 58 degrees West 56 rods to a stake in the north boundary line of the said Dr. T. N. Humphrey (Glidewell) land; thence East 23 rods with the North boundary line of the said Dr. T. N. Humphrey (Glidewell) land to a stake, a northeast corner of the said Dr. T. N. Humphrey (Glidewell) land; thence South 32 rods to the point of beginning, and containing 70 acres, more or less. EXCLUSION NUMBER 3: FURTHER EXCLUDED from this conveyance is the following tract of realty, which was retained by predecessors in title and which is more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a nail in the center of a county gravel road, said road leading from the lands of O. V. Ervin on Highway 142 to the lands of T. N. Humphrey on Michie-Stantonville blacktop road, and said nail being in the East line of the Eldon Thomas tract and the West line of the Renshaw tract, thence North 01 degree 09 minutes 31 seconds East with the East line of Mulder and Thomas along a fence 812.92 feet to a fence corner, an interior corner of Thomas and said fence corner being the NW corner of Renshaw tract, thence South 87 degrees 53 minutes 22 seconds East with the south line of Thomas along a fence line 1186.90 feet to a point in the center of a main drainage ditch, thence in a southeastern direction with the center of the said ditch as follows: South 61 degrees 29 minutes 57 seconds East 144.68 feet; South 40 degrees 51 minutes 05 seconds East 536.12 feet; South 71 degrees 47 minutes 46 seconds East, 128.26 feet; South 60 degrees 57 minutes 06 seconds East 268.80 feet; South 51 degrees 14 minutes 12 seconds East 279.43 feet; South 29 degrees 59 minutes 05 seconds East 314.33 feet; South 03 degrees 00 minutes 07 seconds East 552.74 feet; South 37 degrees 42 minutes 34 seconds East 310.03 feet to a point in the center of the said Ervin- Humphrey Road, thence in a northwestern direction with the center of the said

EXCLUSION NUMBER 4: Included in the above description but excluded herefrom is a certain tract or parcel of land containing approximately 1.014 acres more or less conveyed to the State of Tennessee by deed of The Renshaw Family Trust, dated June 18, 2002 and recorded in Deed Book 180, page 791, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. EXCLUSION NUMBER 5: Included in the above description but excluded herefrom is a certain tract or parcel of land containing approximately 4.294 acres more or less conveyed to the State of Tennessee by deed of The Renshaw Family Trust, dated November 30, 2007 and recorded in Deed Book 206, page 689, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. PARCEL NO. 2: BEGINNING at a nail in the center of a county gravel road, said road leading from the lands of O. V. Ervin on Highway 142 to the lands of T. N. Humphrey on Michie-Stantonville blacktop road, and said nail being in the East line of the Eldon Thomas tract and the West line of the Renshaw tract, thence North 01 degree 09 minutes 31 seconds East with the East line of Mulder and Thomas along a fence 812.92 feet to a fence corner, an interior corner of Thomas and said fence corner being the NW corner of Renshaw tract, thence South 87 degrees 53 minutes 22 seconds East with the south line of Thomas along a fence line 1186.90 feet to a point in the center of a main drainage ditch, thence in a southeastern direction with the center of the said ditch as follows: South 61 degrees 29 minutes 57 seconds East 144.68 feet; South 40 degrees 51 minutes 05 seconds East 536.12 feet; South 71 degrees 47 minutes 46 seconds East, 128.26 feet; South 60 degrees 57 minutes 06 seconds East 268.80 feet; South 51 degrees 14 minutes 12 seconds East 279.43 feet; South 29 degrees 59 minutes 05 seconds East 314.33 feet; South 03 degrees 00 minutes 07 seconds East 552.74 feet; South 37 degrees 42 minutes 34 seconds East 310.03 feet to a point in the center of the said Ervin-Humphrey Road, thence in a northwestern direction with the center of the said Ervin-Humphrey Road as follows: South 89 degrees 22 minutes 20 seconds West 140.30 feet; North 82 degrees 14 minutes 41 seconds West 35.28 feet; North 72 degrees 29 minutes 21 seconds West 40.47 feet; North 57 degrees 05 minutes

EXCLUSION: Included in the above description but excluded herefrom is a certain tract or parcel of land conveyed to Jim Richardson and wife, Thedora Richardson, by deed of Patricia A. Grider, formerly Patricia A. Renshaw, dated May 19, 1005, and recorded in Deed Book 194, page 752, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: TRACT 1: BEGINNING at a P.K. nail set in the center of the Albert Robinson Road, being the SWC of described and parent tract and the SEC of Ronald Mulder (D.B. 127, pg. 481); thence leaving said road, along the East fence line of Mulder, N 05 22 55 E for 298.21 feet to a 36 inch oak, being the approximate NEC of Mulder and a SEC of James Thomas (D.B. 170, pg. 764); thence along the East fence line of Thomas, N 01 46 21 E for 512.96 feet to a wooden fence corner; being the NWC of described and parent tract and an interior corner of Thomas; thence along the South fence line of Thomas, S 85 04 10 E for 611.15 feet, S 86 21 10 E for 414.80 feet to a half inch iron pin set, being the NEC of the described tract; thence leaving said fence, along a new severance line, S 09 02 34 W, passing a wooden fence corner at 182.02 feet, another wooden fence corner at 335.36 feet, a half inch iron pin set at 805.84 feet, for a total distance of 830.84 feet to a P.K. nail set in the center of Albert Robinson Road, being the SEC of described tract, thence along the center of Albert Robinson Road, N 85 17 50 W for 883.36 feet, N 72 40 38 W for 58.37 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 18.45 acres. Subject to the North 25 foot prescriptive margin of Albert Robinson Road (54 ac.) and existing Utility Easements, especially overhead power lines. Situated in this tract is a one story wood dwelling (+/-3,800 sq. ft.) and 2 wood barns. This tract is subject to an easement in favor of the town of Selmer for water lines as recorded in Deed Book 185 at page 208. TRACT 2: BEGINNING at a P.K. nail set in the center of Albert Robinson Road, being the SWC of parent tract and the SEC of Ronald Mulder (D.B. 127, pg. 481); thence along the center of said road, S 72 40 38 E for 58.37 feet, S 85 17 50 E for 883.36 feet to a P.K. nail set, being the true point of beginning and the SWC of described tract; thence leaving said road, along a new severance line, N 09 02 34 E, passing a half inch iron pin set at 25.00 feet, a wooden fence corner at 495.48 feet, another wooden fence corner at 648.82 feet, for a total distance of 830.84 feet, to a half inch iron pin set, being the NWC of described tract, lying

Parcel No. 2 being the same property as that described in a Warranty Deed from Patricia A. Renshaw n/k/a Patricia Grider, to Johnny Greer and wife, Debbie Greer, dated February 3, 2011, and of record in Deed Book 218, page 172, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Parcel No. 1 & Parcel No. 2: Map 113, Parcel 017.00 The street address of the above described property is believed to be 3152 Albert Robinson Rd., Michie, TN 38357, but such address is not part of the legal description and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TENANT(S) RIGHTS POSSESSION, IF ANY.


Title to said property is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell as Substitute Trustee only and will assign to the purchaser all covenants of warranty contained in said Deed of Trust. Other interested parties: None. Parcel No. 1 is subject to the easement given to the Town of Selmer, Tennessee of record in Deed Book 185, page 208, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Said sale may be adjourned to another time or may be postponed to another date by public

KIZER, BONDS, HUGHES & BOWEN, PLLC BY:STEPHEN L. HUGHES Substitute Trustee P. O. Box 320 Milan, Tennessee 38358 (731) 686-1198 INSERTION DATES: October 31, 2018, November 7, 2018, November 14, 2018 5593 25, 26 27 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated June 19, 2007, executed by Ronald N. Bray, unmarried, to C Benard, Trustee, for CitiFinancial Services, Inc., its successors and assigns, and appearing of record on June 21, 2007, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, at Book 387 Page 2809 and Instrument Number 57935. WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, as trustee of Stanwich Mortgage Loan Trust A, the party entitled to enforce said security interest; and having appointed Clear Recon LLC, the undersigned, as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed or being filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, with all of the rights, powers, and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, and that the undersigned, Clear Recon LLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested and



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Parcel ID: 093 05401 000

If the United States or the State of Tennessee have any liens or claimed lien(s) on the Property, and are named herein as interested parties, timely notice has been given to the applicable governmental entity, and the sale will be subject to any applicable rights of redemption held by the entity as required by 26 U.S.C. § 7425 and/ or Tennessee Code § 671-1433.

Commonly known as 4599 Charlie Pounds Rd, Stantonville, TN 38379 The street address and parcel number(s) of the above described property are believed to be correct; however, such references are not a part of the legal description of the property sold herein, and, in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description herein shall control Current Owner(s) of Property: Ronald N. Bray Other Interested Parties: Capital One Bank (USA), NA, Driver Training Center LLC; McNairy County, Tennessee This sale is subject to tenant(s)/occupant(s) rights in possession. 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: Ronald N. Bray; Capital One Bank (USA), NA, Driver Training Center LLC; McNairy County,

All right and equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good; however, the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The transfer shall be AS IS, WHERE IS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS, and without warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the condition of the Property and the improvements located thereon, including merchantability or fitness for particular purpose. Trustee shall make no covenant of seisin or warranty of title, express or implied, and will sell and convey the subject real property by Substitute Trustee’s Deed only. 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.

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This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded by the Substitute Trustee at any time.

tured, against her 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 precribed 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 noticed to creditrs at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the credictor 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 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 2nd day of November, 2018. Brandon Lynn Hill, Administrator

THIS OFFICE IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Clear Recon LLC Substitute Trustee 5751 Uptain Road Suite 514 Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411 Phone: (877) 319-8840 File No: 2191-1181A Newspaper: The Independent Appeal Publication Dates: 11/7/2018, 11/14/2018, 11/21/2018 5598 26, 27, 28 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 EDDIE PAUL HILL Late of McNairy County Tennessee Notice is hereby given that on November 2, 2018, Letters of Administration in respect to the Estate of Eddie Paul 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 unma-

Estate of Eddie Paul Hill Kim Boals, Clerk & Master Terry Abernathy, Attorney 5433 26, 27

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INSIDE SALE Thursday & Friday

November 8th & 9th

Union Grove Methodist Church Pleasant Site Road 8 a.m. until ? We will serve lunch. Lots of items. Rain or shine.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

3121 ShilohAdamsville Road (Hwy 117) Adamsville

Lots of misc. Too much to list!



JUST ARRIVED! 2’ Wide Corrugated Metal $1.39/linear ft Check with us for ALL your hardware needs! We can meet ALL your lumber needs!

We have Plumbing Supplies in stock! Pre-Hung Doors Interior / Exterior Base Crown Molding Molding ¢ starting at .39 ft. starting at .43¢ ft.

Handicapped Showers




5 to 10

$ 00



35 Year Architectural SHINGLES • $5595 sq. NEW LOAD


1X6 and 1X8 WHITE PINE 70¢ board foot CROSS TIES • $1095 NEW LOAD! TUB/ SHOWER UNIT • $21500

John In A Box • $7595

Laminate Flooring

beginning at 79¢ sq. ft.

7/16” OSB • $1325 Wood-look Tile • $119 sq. ft.


25 Year 3 Tab $ .69 1 sq. Foot SHINGLES $4695 sq. 412 Pinecrest Rd • Corinth, MS 38834

662-287-2221 • 662-287-4419 • Fax: 662-287-2523

BUSINESS DIRECTORY Advertise here for as low as $8 a week. Call (731) 645-5346 TIRE SHOP




583 Mulberry Ave Selmer, Tenn.

Advertise your business in this spot for $8 per week

(731) 439-3604 Dan Michael

Towing & Recovery ROOFING

Roberts & Moore Roofing



Frankie Wilson, Tech

Call for Free Estimates!!

Bethel Springs, TN

Professional, Trustworthy, Dependable

5 Year Workmanship Warranty Serving West Tennessee

(Over 30 years exp.)

(731) 645-9610 Fax: (731) 645-9610

Wilson’s A/C & Heating

Devin Roberts (731) 609-9080 Jonathan Moore (731) 609-5567 “We’ve Got You Covered”

249 Tom Baker Rd. Eastview, Tenn.

(For info. call the office 731-645-5346 or come by 111 North Second St., Selmer)

• Free Estimates • Flat Roofs

(Commercial & Residential) Metal, Shingles


Stay Cool this summer

CALL (731) 453-4669

• Insurance Claims Welcome “Let me help you save on your deductible”

LET US DO YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENTS FREE ESTIMATES Remodeling, Vinyl Siding, Replacement Windows & Metal Roofing

D & S VINYL SIDING David McCullar (731) 610-8396 Scotty Ingle (731) 439-5163







Dennie or Betty Howell

“Fast Service 24 Hours A Day”

• Weekends & Holidays

Call Anthony Smith



PEBBLE HILL TREE SERVICE • Stump Grinding • Stump Removal • Pruning FULLY INSURED Tommy Price

(731) 610-5719



731-645-3661 731-610-6327 731-610-7305 MOBILE HOME PARTS

75 Riverport Drive • Jackson, TN


731-934-7322 or cell 731-610-6712

(731) 610-4462 (731) 439-2923 Give us a call! AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR

Flowers Repair Service Bus.: 731-632-0492

(731) 422-6226

Windows Doors Tubs Faucets Hardware Gutters Showers Metal Anchors Tiedowns Underpinning Tires Heat & Air Parts / Furnaces

We offer Repair & Install Service Including heating and air! Financing Available! Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. website:


Bradley’s MAST Tree Service

• Insured • Free Estimates • Fencing • Lawn Service • Stump Grinding • Demolition in storm damage

Plumbing, Electrical & Aerial Service Work

Repair Shop

We specialize in the repair of all vehicles and small engines. Auto Repair | ATV’s | Lawnmowers Generators | Compressors & MORE! Free Diagnostics & Estimates!

No job too small - call or stop by today! 740 Mulberry Ave. • Selmer, Tennessee 38375

(731) 439-7331 • M-F 9-5

Rickey Bowen

Cell: 731-453-5069 Specializing in Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, BMW, Mini-Cooper and VW 211 Sunrise Drive • Adamsville, TN



Auto Glass Service, Inc. ESTABLISHED 1999 Specializing in Repairs & Replacements • Insurance Approved • Mobile Service Available!

CALL Matt Jones:

(662) 665-0050 (662) 415-9211

203 Highway 72 W. Corinth, MS 38834-1046 Fax: (662) 286-8985

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