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Digital Upgrade

Fred’s to close Selmer store

McNairy County 911 telecommunicator Desserae Plunk (left) fields a call to the office. Things for the office will soon get better with the McNairy County Sheriff’s Office changing from an analog to a digital communications system at the end of the month. The switch will offer a much greater calling range and better voice quality. The over $400,000 project will not use any taxpayer money. The digital project is being funded through the collection of cellphone fees, according to McNairy County E-911 Director Dana Swims. Only a few counties in the state have made the switch to simulcast.

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Fred’s, Inc. is closing 159 of its stores. The 399 Mulberry Avenue location is among those to be closed at the end of May. “We are never happy when a business closes its doors,” said Selmer Mayor John Smith. “Sadly Selmer Fred’s is part of the 159 to be closed.” Fred’s decision to close underperforming stores was announced Thursday. The move comes following a comprehensive evaluation of the company’s store portfolio, according to a company news release. “After a careful review, we have made the decision to rationalize our footprint by closing underperforming stores with a particular focus on locations with shorter duration leases,” said Fred’s Chief Executive Officer Joseph Anto. Most of the stores closing have near-term lease expirations and limited remaining lease obligations, according to Anto. “Decisions that impact our associates in this way are difficult, but the steps we are

Office plans switch to digital By Steve Beavers

“We will never have to switch again.” - Guy Buck

Assistant Editor

The McNairy County Sheriff’s Office is going digital. The switch from analog to a simulcast communications system is slated for the end of April. “We will never have to switch again,” said Sheriff Guy Buck. “This is like going from a string in a can to modern day communication.” A simulcast system means multiple base stations transmitting the same voice signal on the same frequency at the same time. The change will offer a much greater calling range and better

voice quality. McNairy County has four repeaters – an electronic device that receives a signal and retransmits it – towers. Repeaters are used to extend transmissions so the signal can cover longer distances or be received on the other side of an obstruction. The towers are located on Circle Hill Drive, Sulphur Springs, Michie at the water tower and

Mount Peter. A new tower on Race Path Road will also be used during the switch. “I am 100 percent confident the new system will hit every repeater,” said Buck. “We will be able to communicate much better.” Currently when a deputy is dispatched to an area outside of Circle Hill, they have to switch over to the closest tower. That will not be the case under the new sys-

tem. “We should be able to hear them anywhere they go with the five repeaters,” said E-911 Director Dana Swims. “It will also allow us to identify them and where they are at all times.” The over $400,000 project is being funded without taxpayer money. “The system is funded through the collection of cellphone fees,” said Swims. Only a few counties in Tennessee have made the switch to the simulcast system, according to Buck. “We are on the cutting edge,” he said.

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makes burglary arrest By Steve Beavers Assistant Editor

The McNairy County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Corinth, Miss. man for the burglary of an Eastview business. Twenty-five-year-old Nathan B. Mills of Corinth was taken into custody by the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department on April 9. Mills, who remains jailed in Alcorn County, is being charged with burglary and theft of property over $100,000. The case involves the theft of a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2005 Chevy Suburban from Top Notch Motor Sports off of Highway 45 in Eastview. Multiple tools were also taken and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro was damaged in the April 7 theft. “The good thing is we have recovered most of the items,” said McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck. Investigator Kevin Carter is in charge of the investigation.

By Joel Counce For the Independent Appeal

The McNairy County School Board passed a five-year plan for the district. The plan includes streamlining curriculum and assignments throughout the district. Part of the plan puts a focus on critical areas for student long-term success. The steps include:

– Kindergarten readiness – Literacy at or above grade levels – Math – Life skills, including citizenship, bullying, drug prevention and mental health – Creating developmental plans – Professional learning and lead teachers at

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By Joel Counce For the Independent Appeal

Kids Fest 2019 will kick off with the 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Selmer City Park on Saturday. A committee headed by LaShell Moore will host the event. The egg hunt – set for 10 a..m. – will be divided into two groups by age. Last year, kids found more than 5,000 eggs total. “We’re going to try to carry on the same traditions we have had here for seven years,” said Moore. Characters, including Spider Man,

Black Panther and Disney princesses will be a part of the event for the third straight year. “We did an online poll and we went with the ones who got the most votes,” said Moore. The McNairy Central Choir will perform and area churches will act as free vendors for the day. Hospital Wing will bring its helicopter.

Town Life Podcast promotes Selmer By Joel Counce For the Independent Appeal

Businessman Bryan Huff and Selmer Mayor John Smith are promoting the good news about the town. The two get together once a week to talk to the world in The Town Life Podcast. “It’s about life in Selmer,” said Huff. “We have a variety of guests, including leaders in the community and cover all types of topics from small businesses to special events.” Huff described Selmer as a cultural tourism destination. “People want to come here from big cities and other places to experience life in a small, rural community,” he said. “This is a window to our world.” Guests sit at the Barry Bishop microphone – named for the Life Wind Covenant Church minister and the podcast’s first guest.

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Businessman Bryan Huff (right) and Selmer Mayor John Smith are promoting the good news about Selmer with The Town Life Podcast.

Hunter Burns focuses on doing his best, never giving up in battle with autism.

Student welders put skills on display at TCAT welding competition.

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Town moves forward on park project By Joel Counce For the Independent Appeal

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also include improvement on the town’s streets. The $500,000 matching grant is the first phase of a $10 million grant for parks in the county and will go to work on the city’s baseball and softball field and facilities at Patriot Park. Talks about the improvements began in April of 2017 when the cities of Adamsville and Selmer along with McNairy County and the McNairy County Board of Education partnered together to improve the county’s parks. After a series of meetings with McNairy County citizens, consultant

group Community Development Partners, LLC. (CDP) of Nashville helped with the park design. The City of Adamsville, Town of Selmer, McNairy County Board of Education and McNairy County partnered together in 2017 for a grant to improve the county’s park through a 80/20 match grant. The total cost of the project is $60,000 with each of the four entities paying $3,000 and the rest contributed by the state. The work on a plan for the parks included three meetings with county residents.

Burns focuses on never giving up By Joel Counce

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His teacher saw something different about Hunter Burns in kindergarten. “She noticed he was doing fine academically, but he was socially awkward,” said Hunter’s mother, Vonda. “He didn’t know how to talk to anyone.” Hunter was eventually diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. The diagnosis meant he did not qualify for a lot of services the school would provide. He was eventually diagnosed with autism at the Kiwanis Center in Jackson. At the time, he was the first student in Bethel Springs Elementary School to be diagnosed with the disorder when one of an estimated 20,000 were diagnosed with the disorder. “Autism is such a wide umbrella,” said Vonda Burns. “You can be a little bit autistic or you can be at the more severe end of the spectrum.” The Centers for Disease Control estimated that one in 59 kids meet symptoms of autism and are somewhere on the spectrum in a 2014 study. That number has continued to climb.

“It hurts me sometimes to think that he won’t have a normal life,” said Vonda. “But I have been very blessed. Your hope for your kids is that someday they will go to college, get married and have kids of their own. “But sometimes God’s plans are different.” Hunter works as a janitor at the Bethel Springs School he attended. “He can work and he cleans up at the school,” added Vonda. “That’s important, and his being here teaches the kids to respect people, even if they are different – and the social interaction is good for him.” Hunter’s disorder means he often has difficulty with social cues, often has difficulty expressing things – even things he understands – and is often unable to decipher hyperbole or cliches. “If I were to say to him, ‘break a leg,’ he would think I literally wanted him to break his legs,” said Vonda. Vonda and her husband, Sanford, have two other children; Kyle (23) and Mark (17). A daughter, Molly, died of cancer in 2002 at the age of eight. “Being autistic is not

“Autism is such a wide umbrella.” - Vonda Burns

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Hunter Burns focuses on what he does best and never gives up. April is National Autism Month. really hard,” said Hunter. “You focus on what you’re good at and never give up.” Vonda said bringing awareness to autism is about hope.

“I wanted to reach out to people whose child has been diagnosed with autism,” she said. “I want to help and I hope they can look at us have hope.”

Jobless rate dips in February By Jeff York

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The jobless rate had a positive drop in McNairy County during February. The decrease allowed the county to get out of the Top 10 highest unemployment rates in the state for the first time in months. McNairy County registered an unemployment rate of 5.0 percent in February, according to figures released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The county had a labor force of 8,640 in February and 8,210 of those had jobs. This left just 430 potential workers without jobs in the county. McNairy County’s unemployment

rate of 5.0 percent in February was .08 percent higher than January’s jobless rate of 5.8 percent. The county was 1.0 percent better than last year’s February total of 6.0 percent. The unemployment rate for each of Tennessee’s counties improved in February according to new information released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Eighty of Tennessee’s 95 counties have an unemployment rate less than 5 percent, a marked improvement from January’s jobless numbers. “It is encouraging when unemployment rates drop in every county across the state,” said TDLWD Commissioner Jeff McCord. Williamson County leads the state with the lowest unemployment in

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Trio of scouts earn Eagle Scout award For the Independent Appeal

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Cameron Thomas (from left), Austin Martin and Tim Ward were recognized at the West Tennessee Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. The trio’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony was held April 6 at First United Methodist in Adamsville.

A trio of local Boy Scouts have been honored for receiving their Eagle Scout award. Cameron Thomas, Austin Martin and Tim Ward had their Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony on April 6 at First United Methodist Church in Adamsville. The three were also recognized at the West Tennessee Area Council Boy Scouts of America 2019 Celebration of Scouting Dinner in February. Only four percent of Boy Scouts ever attain BSA’s highest rank of Eagle Scout. It requires a minimum of 21 Merit badges – 13 of which are required for Eagle. A minimum of six months as a Life Scout, the completion of a community service project and a thorough Board of Review are also required. The trio started as Cub Scouts in first grade and have worked diligently to prog-

Board approves zoning measure By Joel Counce For the Independent Appeal

An ordinance is a step closer to changing a zoning area in the Town of Selmer. The Selmer Mayor and Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to approve the measure for nonprofit transient lodging in a general business (B-1) district. The approval was a second reading of an ordinance that was passed by the Selmer Planning Commission at their Feb. 19 meeting.

The measure will still have to go to the Selmer Board of Zoning Appeals. Then building plans will need to be submitted to the Tennessee Fire Marshall’s Office. Jesus Cares – which runs a thrift store and has offices in downtown – plans on moving all their facilities to the location. The two-acre site will house as many as six men at a time. Local residents again expressed concern about the men who would be staying in the house. The house will also have someone on staff present 24 hours a day, seven

days a week. A list of rules for staying in the house include no threats of violence, obscene gestures or abusive behavior; no drugs (including prescription narcotics) or alcohol; no sexual harassment or activity; no panhandling; among other rules. Residents also must dress appropriately and clean up after themselves. Longer term residents will be assigned chores. Transient houses have to be located within the city limits and be within walking distance of the Post Office and courthouse.

Aldermen discuss grant closure By Janet Rail Publisher

The Guys Mayor and Board of Aldermen discussed the lack of closure on a Small Cities Block Grant during its Monday meeting. The $141,000 grant was used to stabilize, repair and improve a portion of Old Highway 45. Bids were opened in August of 2017 and the contract awarded to Tinin Contracting Company for $86,125. The city did not

receive all the funding desired, according to Guys Mayor Keith Rinehart, but based on their population size were granted a portion to be used in the road repairs. “We have tried to get closure on a portion of the project,” said Rinehart. “There is a place where the paving appears to be not level.” The town wants to pay the contractor, according to Rinehart. “But we can’t seem to get any answers regarding

the completion of the project,” said Rinehart. Guys attorney Terry Wood submitted a letter to the engineering firm of Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc. to request feedback regarding the project. Guys has yet to receive a response. Sic Project Management was the consultant on the project. The board has $59,213.07 outstanding in capital outlay for the grant. In other board business:

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School board rejects medical facility proposal By Joel Counce For the Independent Appeal

The McNairy County School Board rejected a proposal for a medical facility near a school. McNairy County Chamber of Commerce CEO Eddie Crittendon appeared before the board to

pitch the idea Thursday. “Traffic is a major issue,” said board member Molly Moore. “We don’t have as many bus riders as we used to.” McNairy County Director of Schools Greg Martin agreed. “I worry about morning traffic,” he said. “In some cases, af-

ternoon traffic begins at 1:30 p.m. and if you’re trying to get out of there, that’s going to be an issue.” The board also: • Voted to rehire principals Danny Combs, Adamsville Elementary; Steve Killingsworth, Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School; Terry Moore, Bethel Springs Elementa-

ry; Dr. Jerry Pyron, McNairy Central High School; Dr. Matt Alred, Michie Elementary; Dr. Sondra Kiser, Ramer Elementary; Pamela Simon, Selmer Elementary;, Dr. Brenda Armstrong, Selmer Middle School; and Stephanie Brown, Alternative School. • Approved the retirement of

Belinda Shelton, McNairy Central Credit Recovery. • Approved the leave request of Sarah Allison, McNairy Central and Jena Bienash, Selmer Middle School cafeteria. • Approved the resignation of Lora Leigh Brown, Adamsville Jr./ Sr. High School 7th Reading.

People should face reality head on when possible By David Coy Sunrise Aftercare Coordinator

The Israelites inquired when they were being held captive “How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?” In other words, walking with grief is like being held captive in a strange land and people around you are expecting you to be happy Sometimes we can make preparations for sorrow and sometimes we cannot. Either way we can learn to express in our

own way emotions properly. “Our feelings must have expression, or they will be as clouds, which till they descend in rain, will never bring up fruit or flower,” said H.W. Beecher. The strongest person who ever walked Coy the earth had assistance from angels (Luke 22:42-43). It

Winners in the Gas Metal Arc Welding competition were (from left) 3rd place – Timothy Seaton, Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School; 2nd place – Camden Haskins, Chester County; 1st place – Jake Morris, Collinwood and TCAT President Stephen Milligan.

should not surprise us that we struggle with sorrow. It is perfectly understandable and acceptable to ask for support. Mark Twain wisely said, “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” None of us are islands to ourselves, thus we arrived where we are today with the help and support from others just as they did and we will arrive at tomorrow, if tomorrow comes with the support of others. A threefold cord is not easily broken.

As I have suggested previously, while it may not always be easier it is always better to take life one breathe, one step and one day at a time. After we come to grips with the need not to walk our journey with grief alone and that it is healthy and permissible to ask others for support, it is important to take care of only today’s needs. Face reality head on when possible. Where necessary delegate tasks to others. One of the most common questions ever asked – Why has all this befallen us? The answer is, why not us and a threefold cord.

Winners in the Shielded Metal Arc competition were (from left) 3rd place – Houston McCullar, McNairy Central; 2nd place – Nathan Ganus, Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School; 1st place – Dakota Keener, Collinwood and TCAT President Stephen Milligan.

Welders display skills in TCAT competition For the Independent Appeal

CRUMP – The welding skills of Adamsville and McNairy Central High School students were on display at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crump’s (TCAT Crump) welding competition. The inaugural event was open to dual enrollment students on March 15. TCAT Crump partners with local school systems in Chester, Decatur, Hardin, Henderson, McNairy and Wayne counties to provide dual enrollment opportunities for high school students to earn credit toward their program certificate or diploma. The partnership allows students to complete their college education at an accelerated rate. TCAT Crump enrolls over 160 dual enrollment welding students a year helping to prepare them for employment in the manufacturing and construction industries. Students receive comprehensive training that covers skills needed to be a professional welder or fabricator using such processes as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STICK), Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG). Six area high school welding teams from Adamsville, Chester County, Collinwood, Hardin County, McNairy Central and Wayne County entered the contest. Competitors participated in one of three welding processes: STICK, MIG, and TIG. TCAT Crump was honored to have Ethan Alexander and Jake Dill, Certified Welding Inspectors from FreightCar America, serve as judges for

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Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School finished 3rd overall in the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crump’s welding competition. TCAT President Stephen Milligan (from left) congratulates team members Riley Johnson, Joseph Swain, Nathan Ganus, Timothy Seaton, Aiden Crider and Instructor Wes Johnson. the competition. Students placing in the top three in each process were awarded trophies and prize packs. First place prize packs included welding supplies and a TCAT Crump scholarship.

Students interested in participating in dual enrollment welding next school year should contact their high school counselor to learn more about the program and how it might benefit them as they work toward their career goals.

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Cub Scouts give back

Cub Scouts and leaders from Pack 32 completed a community service project as appreciation to First United Methodist Church of Selmer. First United Methodist Church of Selmer is the charter organization for Pack 32. The service project included mulching flower beds, planting flowers, and cleaning up the outdoor church service area that will be used Easter Sunday. Cub Scouts keep their promise “to help other people” by completing community service projects. Scouts strive to do their best each and every day, but completing a group service project is a bigger way to help people. Scouts are giving back to the local community and learning important teamwork skills and the importance of doing good for their communities. Selmer Cub Scout Pack 32 plans to continue to give back to their local community with more service projects.

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State issues first maternal mortality report For the Independent Appeal

The Tennessee Department of Health issued the first Maternal Mortality Review report – Tennessee Maternal Mortality Review of 2017 Maternal Deaths. The report describes the state of maternal mortality in Tennessee based on a comprehensive review of deaths of women who died while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy. The goal of this effort by the Tennessee Maternal Mortality Review Committee is to identify opportunities for preventing maternal deaths and promoting women’s health. The MMR committee determined 85 percent of all maternal deaths reviewed to be preventable. “We dedicate this report with deepest sympathy and respect to the memory of these women who died while pregnant or within a year of their pregnancies,” said TDH Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “We are grateful to the committee members who contributed to this report by reviewing information about these deaths and developing recommendations that can save lives.” In 2017, 78 women in Tennessee died while pregnant or within one year of preg-

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at 5.8 percent, which is a 1.5 percentage point drop from its January rate.

nancy. Substance use disorders and mental health conditions were often a contributing factor in these deaths. Substance use contributed to 33 percent of all pregnancy-associated deaths in 2017 and mental health conditions contributed to 18 percent of these deaths. The MMR Committee recommended increasing access to mental health and substance abuse treatment both during and for the year following pregnancy. “These numbers are a troubling indication of the reality that our state is facing in the areas of substance abuse and mental health,” said Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Marie Williams. “Our department has assertively worked to increase the treatment services that are available to women who have no means to pay.” Violence was also noted as a significant contributing factor to maternal deaths. “Of all deaths reviewed, 14 percent of Tennessee’s maternal deaths in 2017 were the result of homicide, highlighting the need to address critical issues of maternal mortality including intimate partner violence,” said TDH Assistant Commissioner for Family Health and Wellness Morgan

ville Road last Sunday. The car was reportedly abandoned and is being investigated by authorities. • Reported a problem over the past couple of years with large amounts of trash being dumped along city streets. “We have cleaned up the streets each time, but have reported the issue to the McNairy County Sheriff’s Office,” said Rinehart.

“It is heartening to see unemployment rates in some rural counties rebound,” said McCord. “We will continue to align our efforts with the state’s rural

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each school The plan also includes a support system for students according to individual student needs and strengthens college and postsecondary opportunities for students, including individual college and career plans beginning in seventh grade. Initiatives to expand and strengthen the school leader pipeline for staff, including screening for leadership roles coaching and recognizing principals is also part of the plan. It includes identifying needs of schools and identifying good candidates. Teachers and principals will be chosen based on how they understand the needs of the students. There is also a plan to help teachers become more effective in their roles and meet needs of students. There will be a focus on the quality of the schools and their environ-

• A culvert was repaired on Guys Chewalla Road. The city purchased 50 feet of culvert for $400 from Gerald McLemore for the project. • The board asked Alderman William Butler to review the city roads and make a recommendation next month on condition of streets in need of repair. The city is considering a $40,000 expenditure to repair city streets.

counties to support economic growth.” Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate reached an all-time low of 3.2 percent

ment. The focus is to develop a climate students feel safe, engaged and respected. The goal is to build a positive work environment. It also includes attendance plans and opportunities to engage students and involve them at the district level concerning their education beginning at junior high. The plan includes a strategy for a support system for students that include addressing students’ behavioral, emotional, physical and mental health needs. The plan calls for a consistent cleanliness and safety, including green cleaning to create healthy buildings for school and staff. It also includes a maintenance management plan to meet the maintenance needs of each school and continued improvements to the buildings. It calls for improvement and strengthening of the school’s technology department, including an expansion of technology equipment

McDonald, MD, FAAP, FACP, co-chair of the MMR Committee. “Health systems and the public should be aware of the increased risk of violence and the availability of resources for women during the pregnancy and post-partum time periods.” The Maternal Mortality Review Committee determines whether a woman’s death is pregnancy-related. A death is considered pregnancy-related if it occurred during pregnancy or within one year of the end of pregnancy due to a pregnancy complication, a chain of events initiated by pregnancy or the aggravation of a condition by the effects of pregnancy. More than one quarter (28 percent) of maternal deaths were determined to be pregnancy-related. The top causes of pregnancy-related deaths in Tennessee in 2017 included embolism, cardiovascular and coronary conditions and hemorrhage. Sixty-three percent of Tennessee’s maternal deaths in 2017 were determined to be pregnancy associated, but not related. A death is considered pregnancy-associated but not related if the pregnancy did not make a difference in the outcome. The top three causes of pregnancy associated, but not related deaths were overdose, motor vehicle accidents and

in February. The figure bested the previous record low of 3.3 percent, which was the state’s unemployment rate between October and January.

and network abilities and additional tech support personnel. Another section of the plan calls for quality and family engagement. It calls for improved communication and transparency about the work of the district with students and parents. The stated goal is to create a sense of shared ownership and accountability for students, but also calls for parents, teachers and leaders to work together toward student success. Another part of the plan calls for strategic budget decisions at the school and district levels, and align budgets with district goals. It also calls for key performance indicators to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the district, including specific indicators for growth. McNairy County Director of Schools Greg Martin said the specifics of the plan were not set in stone. “We will have to look more into it,” he said.

violence. Most Maternal Deaths are preventable. A death is considered preventable if there was at least some chance of the death being averted by one or more reasonable changes to patient, community, provider, facility and/or systems factors. “The high percentage of maternal deaths considered preventable underscores the importance of identifying these deaths and seeking prevention opportunities,” said Maternal Mortality Nurse Coordinator Bethany Scalise, RN. The MMR Committee made recommendations for prevention for those deaths considered to be preventable. Recommendations include multi-disciplinary teams and coordination of care; establishment of protocols and standards of care; education; resources; public awareness and understanding of risk factors for patients and providers. The Department of Health is developing a maternity collaborative to assist with implementing these recommendations. The Tennessee Maternal Mortality Review Program was established in 2017 as a multidisciplinary committee to review pregnancy-associated deaths and determine how they can be prevented.

UPS honors safe drivers For the Independent Appeal

A Selmer UPS driver has been inducted into the Circle of Honor. Scott Henley was among 41 Tennesseans inducted to the honorary organization to recognize elite drivers. UPS honored drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. Tennessee boasts 321 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 9,429 years of accident-free driving. William Pyburn of Springfield is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 42 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 2,728 total full-time UPS drivers in Tennessee. “My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Cher Porties, president, UPS Mid South District. “Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety.” Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 56 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 50 years of safe driving. One hundred twenty six others have logged at least 40 years without an accident. UPS’s 125,000 small package drivers worldwide are among the safest on the roads, logging close to 4 billion miles a year and delivering 5.2 billion packages annually. Collectively, these drivers have achieved more than 298,957 years of safe driving throughout their careers. That’s enough time behind the wheel to drive non-stop from Miami to San Diego – 68 million times. And they’ve done it while helping to deliver 3 percent of the world’s GDP – 20 million packages a day.

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announcing are necessary. “We will make every effort to transition impacted associates to other stores where possible.” In addition to closing stores, Fred’s is also trying to get out of the phar-

macy business. Walgreens bought Fred’s pharmacy patient prescription files and inventory in 2018. “We will try to meet with the owners of the property to see what the options are to utilize the space,” said Smith. “We will be working to get something in there.”

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“We are unscripted and unedited,” said Huff. “But the common theme is Selmer and the surrounding area.” Smith said the goal is to spread

some good news about the town of Selmer. “Podcasts are a growing thing,” he said. “We’re just trying to tap into that and put some things going on around here out there.” The podcast, which began Feb. 9, has nine episodes. The episode topics

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range from McNairy County tourism, the county’s library system, the Carl Perkins Center, UT-Martin/McNairy, festivals, the town’s music history and others. It has been downloaded more than 300 times and can be found on iTunes and the Google Play store.

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The McNairy County Board of Education is seeking bids for roofing/repairs to the Ramer Elementary School. A copy of the bid specifications and guidelines are available for pickup at: McNairy County Board of Education 530 Mulberry Ave., Suite2 Selmer, TN 38375 Bids must be submitted to the Board Office at 530 Mulberry Ave., Suite 2, Selmer, TN 38375 by 10 A.M. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Bids must be in a sealed envelope with the Company Name, address, phone number and the name of the bid project on the outside. The McNairy County Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


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Sports

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Shorts Middle School Girls Soccer Tryouts Tryouts for girls in 5th-8th grade and homeschooled students are set for May 13-14 at Selmer Middle School Field. The tryouts are scheduled for 5-7 p.m. each day. Players must attend both days and wear soccer cleats and shin guards. For more information call Rebekah Lowrie at 731-4393022 or email rebekahlowrie@ yahoo.com.

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‘Moore’ MCHS Tennis

McNairy Central dropped a pair of close matches on Monday night at Jackson North Side. Lady Bobcat sophomore Lani Moore (left) and the girls team lost 4-3 to the Lady Indians. The Indians also defeated the Bobcats 4-3. Both McNairy Central teams return to action Thursday with a district match at Jackson South Side.

Local Schedule Thursday

Baseball Easter Slam McNairy Adamsville at Bolivar, 5:40 Softball Adamsville at Collinwood, 5 Soccer Chester Co. at McNairy, 6 Adamsville at South Side, 5 Tennis McNairy at South Side, 3:30 Track Adamsville at USJ, 4

Friday

Baseball Easter Slam McNairy Madison at Adamsville, 1:40 Softball McNairy at Florence, Ala., TBA

Saturday

Baseball Easter Slam McNairy Softball McNairy at Florence, Ala., TBA

Monday, April 22

Baseball Chester Co. at McNairy, 6 Adamsville at South Side, 5:40 Softball McNairy at Riverside, 5:30 Adamsville at North Side, 5 Soccer Adamsville at Liberty, 5

Tuesday, April 23

Baseball McNairy at Chester Co., 6 South Side at Adamsville, 5:40 Softball North Side at McNairy, 5:30 Tennis Hardin Co. at McNairy, 3:30

Thursday, April 25

Baseball McNairy at Bolivar, 6:30 Softball South Side at Adamsville, 5

Friday, April 26

Baseball Hardin Co. at McNairy, 5 Softball MCHS at Muscle Shoals, TBA Hardin Co. Tournament Adamsville Soccer Adamsville at Fayette-Ware, 5:30 Track Adamsville at Dyersburg, 4

AHS soccer unit blanks Wayne County By Joel Counce For the Independent Appeal

Three Adamsville Cardinals scored their first career goals and three others earned their first career assists in a 6-0 victory over the Wayne County Wildcats on Monday. “It’s exciting to get t h e s e young kids a chance to play,” said Adamsville H e a d C o a c h Noah Evans. “Our game plan was to possess the ball and get a lot of touches and were able to do that.” Parker Smith, Jordan Graham and Mike Mullins scored the first goals of their careers and Cody Infield, Jacob Bowles and Eddie Marecki notched their first career assists. Kameron Graham scored the Cardinals first goal at the six minute mark off an assist by Cody Infield. Aiden Crider scored

18 minutes into the contest to give Adamsville the 2-0 lead. Smith connected on a score at the 24 minute mark off an assist by Koe Klinck. Adamsville led 4-0 at the half. Graham scored with the four minutes into the second half off an assist by Bowles. Mullins scored off the assist by Marecki with 18 minutes left to play for the 6-0 tally. “ W e wanted to shut them out and make at least three goals,” said Evans. “We did that and also got to move some people around.”

Loretto 6, Adamsville 4

The Cardinals led 2-0 at halftime, but fell 6-4 with the aid of four Loretto penalty kicks. Adamsville is 2-3-1 on the season.

Jacob Bowles (left) controls the ball for Adamsville.

Scotts Hill edges McNairy Central By Jeff York For the Independent Appeal

Scotts Hill made three unearned runs in the first inning stand up. The Lions used the early advantage to beat McNairy Central 3-2 on Monday. Drew Richardson came on in relief to pitch six strong innings to earn the win for Scotts Hill. The only runs in the game for the Bobcats came on a Ben Worthey two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning. A pair of errors by the Bobcats helped Scotts Hill plate three runs in the first inning. Hunter Maness cracked a two-run homer with two outs in the first to provide the eventual game-winning run. McNairy (9-11, 5-6 in 14-AA) threatened in the first when Braden Rickman reached on an error and Dru Yopp walked. Scotts Hill’s Richardson got a called third strike to put a stop to the scoring chance. The Bobcats put together another scoring opportunity in the fourth when Worthey walked and

Chester Co. beats host McNairy By Jeff York For the Independent Appeal

Chester County played long ball in a road trip to McNairy Central. The Eaglettes stroked four extra-base hits to highlight their 9-2 win over McNairy on Monday. Chester Co. scored three runs in the top of the first and cruised to the lopsided victory. Chester Co. jumped ahead with the three-run first inning. Mia Hurst hit a triple to the right field fence and Kaylie McKinney hit a double for the big hits in the opening frame. McNairy (4-8, 1-6 in 14-AA) got their initial run when Megan Hodum walked and was sacrificed to second by Anabelle Whitaker. Tori York drove home Hodum with a base knock. A throwing error allowed the Eaglettes to score their next run to increase their advantage to 4-1 in the fourth inning. Analyn Maxedon and Audrey Pierce both walked creating a scoring chance for

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Stone Teague connects for McNairy Central versus Scotts Hill on Monday.

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Lady Cardinals collect road win at Waynesboro By Joel Counce For the Independent Appeal

ADAMSVILLE – The Lexington Lady Tigers sent seven runs across the plate in the fourth inning. Lexington used the big inning en route to an 8-0 victory over the Adamsville Lady Cardinals on Monday. Outside of the bad inning, the Lady Cardinals surrendered a run on five hits and a walk in the District 14-AA contest.

AHS 11, Wayne Co. 0 Chloee Swearingen, Shelbe Sisk and Chloe Dickerson combined to no-hit the Wayne County Wildcats on Friday en route to an 11-0 victory. The Lady Cardinals drew eight walks. Khloe Ganus had a leadoff single to start the game and scored on a wild pitch before Jada Wynn drew a two-out walk. Alyssa Bowles singled. Chloe Swearingen, Jacy Fisher, Haley Combs and Mary Kelley all drew consecutive walks to

plate Wynn, Bowles and Kelley. Fisher scored on a wild pitch. Shelbe Sisk, Sierra Luster and Combs singled, scoring Sisk. Luster and Combs scored on consecutive ground ball sacrifices to put Adamsville up 8-0. Ganus singled to lead off the fifth, then stole second and scored on a Jaden Driskell single. Gracie Hutton drew a two out walk and Dickerson singled Driskell home. Luster singled to score Hutton.

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Adamsville pitcher Shelbe Sisk fires a pitch home.


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John Droke gets the loose ball for McNairy Central.

Lexington hands MCHS first loss By Jeff York

For the Independent Appeal

Lexington ended McNairy Central’s winning streak. The Tigers routed the Bobcats (5-1, 3-1 in district play) with a 5-1 win on Thursday. Lexington scored their first goal and made it stand up for a 1-nil halftime lead. McNairy managed to

get some shots on-goal in the first half, but could not get them past the Lexington keeper. The Tigers increased their lead to 2-0 before Matthew Young scored for MC to cut the deficit in half. After a goal by Lexington built their lead to 3-1, the Tigers salted the game away by scoring on two free kicks late in the match.

McNairy Central’s Ricardo Collado-Carneado (right) makes a move on a North Side player.

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Young adds another hat trick By Jeff York For the Independent Appeal

Matthew Young produced his third hat trick of the year to keep McNairy Central unbeaten. The Bobcats relied on Young’s three goals to down North Side 5-1 on April 9 at Selmer City Park. It did not take long for the Bobcats to grab the lead in their first action in two weeks. Young scored the first of his three goals with an assist from Braden Kirk. Young found the net again to

make it 2-0 with an assist by Sailor Kinkennon. Keeper Skyler Ellis helped the Bobcats take a 2-0 lead to intermission “We made too many mistakes in the first half and we talked about that during halftime,” said MC Head Coach Nick Cook. “We played better in the second half.” Kinkennon scored in the early part of the second half to boost McNairy’s lead to 3-0. Young scored his final goal when to increase McNairy’s advantage to

4-0 midway of the second half. North Side snapped the shutout to close within 4-1 in the latter portion of the game. McNairy put the game away when John Droke made a beautiful pass across the face of the goal to allow Ricardo Callado-Carraedo to drive it home. Leb Pennington and Droke led the defense with six stops apiece. Cook also praised the defensive play of Jaqueze Stackens and first-time starter Blake Taylor. Ellis had three saves and six stops.

Scotts Hill rallies past Lady Cardinals By Joel Counce For the Independent Appeal

ADAMSVILLE – Scotts Hill needed a big seventh inning to turn back Adamsville. The Lady Lions plated five runs in the seventh to break a 5-5 tie and take a Staff Photo by Joel Counce

Anabelle Whitaker puts the tag on a Chester County runner.

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MC in the home portion of the fourth. Carly Maness reached via an error to load the bases with nobody out. Chester Co. avoided the danger by retiring the next three batters without giving up a run. The Eaglettes took their 4-1 lead into the fifth inning and took the air out of the Lady Bobcats. Chester Co. expanded its lead to 6-1 with the insurance runs. McNairy managed to score a run in the home half of the fifth. Hodum singled to center and scored later

on Maxedon’s ringing double to left field. Chester Co. put the game out of reach with two runs in the seventh inning. McKinley doubled and Leslie McMahan hit a 2-run homer to increase their spread to 9-2. Alyssa Nash singled in the sixth inning for McNairy’s only hit in the last two innings. McKinley was the winning pitcher for CCHS. Kylee Brown was the losing pitcher for McNairy. She gave up just five earned runs, struck out 10, walked three, and allowed eight hits.

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Will Clifton was nailed by a pitch with two outs. Richardson worked out of the jam again to preserve the Lions 3-0 lead. Peyton Brown broke up the no-hitter by Richardson with a single with two outs in the fifth. Brown was then erased on a

10-5 victory on April 9. Scotts Hill took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a double and a single. Greenlea Lipford stroked a two-out double in the bottom of the first to start a AHS rally. Three straight singles – Gracie Hutton, Jada Wynn and

Chloe Swearingen – plated a couple of runs to give Adamsville the 2-1 lead. Scotts Hill tied the game at 2-2 on a double and a pair of singles in the second. After a pair of singles by Mary Kelley and Khloe Ganus, Shelbe Sisk blasted a

three-run home run to put the Lady Cardinals up 5-2. The Lions cut the Adamsville lead to 5-4 on three hits in the third. They tied the game 5-5 on a pair of walks, a pair of errors and a hit in the sixth. Scotts Hill scored the final five runs.

Hardin County rallies past McNairy For the Independent Appeal

A nine run third inning doomed the McNairy Central Bobcats in a 13-9 loss at Hardin County on Friday. The Bobcats got back-to-back home runs by Braden Rickman and Dru Yopp in the third. Peyton Brown launched a nodoubt home run to left in the fifth to cut the Hardin County lead 10-9. South Gibson 10, McNairy 0 The Hornets scored in four of their five at-bats in the run-rule. SGHS led 1-0 when their bats came alive and began doing some damage in the third inning. South Gibson scored four in that frame and pushed across three more in the

fielder’s choice to end the inning. McNairy finally got on the scoreboard in the 6th when Yopp slapped a one-out single to center. Yopp then trotted home when Worthey deposited one deep over the right field fence to close the gap to 3-2 after six innings. Clifton was hit by a pitch for the sec-

fourth to expand their lead to 8-0. Keaton Johnson hit a 3-run home run to spark the third inning uprising. Will Overton was the losing pitcher for McNairy. He gave seven earned runs, allowed six hits, struck out four, and walked three in 3.2 innings of work. Ben Worthey finished up the game. He did not give up any earned runs. Halls 10, McNairy 3 A leaky defense for McNairy Central allowed eight unearned runs to boost Halls.. The Tigers tacked on one run in the second and third innings, then added two in the fourth to build their

ond time in the game to bring the goahead run to the plate with just one out. The scoring chance came up empty when the next two batters were retired. Stone Teague walked to lead off the home half of the seventh inning. A sacrifice bunt attempt failed and pinch-runner Seth Wilkerson was thrown out at second base.

spread to 7-0. Jake Morris was the losing pitcher. He gave up two earned runs, allowed seven hits and walked four in 3.1 innings of work. Logan Baker finished up the game in relief. He gave up three earned runs, four hits and struck out three. South Side 12, McNairy 8 South Side broke loose to score eight runs with two outs in the fifth and added four in the sixth to rally to beat McNairy Central. MC pitcher Will Deaton was cruising along with a no-hitter in the fifth when the wheels fell off for the Bobcats on Wednesday. South Side erupted for eight runs to erase a 6-0 McNairy lead.

The next two batters got out to end the game. Wilder (3-2) was tagged with the loss. He did not allow an earned run, gave up five hits, struck out six and walked only one in his complete game effort. McNairy Central traveled to Scotts Hill on Tuesday in a rematch of the District 14AA contest.

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Marie Inman Shelton

Vince Cowan

Marie Inman Shelton was born September 2, 1928 in McNairy County, Tenn., the daughter of the late C. S. and Nelia Lipford Inman. She was united in marriage to G. C. Shelton on May 24, 1968. Mr. Shelton preceded her in death on March 31, 2009. Mrs. Shelton was a devoted homemaker for her family. She loved children and enjoyed babysitting for her family and friends in the community. West Shiloh Baptist Church had been her church home since 1980. Mrs. Shelton departed this life on April 11, 2019 in Selmer, Tenn. at the age of 90 years, 7 months, 9 days. She is survived by a daughter, Jone Dixon and husband Wendell of Corinth, Miss.; three stepdaughters, Charlotte Dickey and husband Jimmy of Stanonville, Tenn., Vickie Young and husband Gregg of Corinth, Miss., and Pam Staggs of Hot Springs, Ark.; a stepson, Philip Shelton and wife Susan of Byhalia, Miss.; seven grandchildren: Jenna Dixon, Sharon Horsewood and husband David, Allison Smith and husband Perry Neal, Jennifer Malone, Jeff Bass, Dillon Staggs, and Dalton Staggs; five great-grandchildren: Hunter Dickey, Calvin Smith, Will Smith, Max Horsewood, and Sybil Smith; a sister, Dorothy Nichols of Corinth, Miss.; two brothers, Loyce Inman of Selmer, Tenn. and Larry Inman and wife Jan of Selmer, Tenn.; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Shelton was preceded in death by five brothers: Lloyd Inman, J. D. Inman, Thomas Inman, Jerry Inman, and Robert Inman, who died in infancy. Services were held on April 14, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tenn., with Jerry D. Woods officiating. Burial followed in the West Shiloh Cemetery at Stantonville, Tenn. Memorials may be made to West Shiloh Baptist Church.

Vince Cowan of Adamsville, Tenn. departed this life on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the age of 76 years, 5 months, and 20 days. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y., on October 21, 1942, the son of the late Husta and Constance Brady Cowan. On August 6, 1984, he was united in marriage to Donna M. Bulger, who survives. Vince was a Senior Chief Officer in the United States Navy, he retired after 22 years of loyal service. He had lived in Adamsville, Tenn. for 13 years and loved to fish. Along with his wife of 34 years, Donna of Adamsville, Tenn., Vince is survived by his children, Stacy Cowan of Texas and Vincent Cowan of New Mexico; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; three sisters; and one brother. In addition to his parents, Vince was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Cowan. No public services to be held.

Carolyn Jane Wade Carolyn Jane McDonald Wade was born to the late Claudie and Velma McDonald in Kibbee, Ga. on May 18, 1935. She lived a simple life which valued family and faith. Carolyn loved the Lord and her legacy of faith lived on through her two children, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Carolyn was a gifted seamstress and could expertly sew anything from dresses and curtains to furniture covers. Carolyn enjoyed reading books and had them all around her house. She always had her Daily Bread Devotional and Bible nearby. Even though she was unable to attend church she continued to worship at home. She had a gift for encouraging friends and family with hand-written notes and always remembered each one of her family with special cards and gifts at Christmas and birthdays. Carolyn was always helping her friends. Carolyn loved attending church and was most recently a member of First Baptist Church in Selmer. She was active in Sunday school, enjoyed singing in the choir, and was quick to serve others. She passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the age of 83 after seeing all nine of her great-grandchildren in the preceding two weeks. Mrs. Wade is survived by her daughters, Susan Lee (Robert) of Selmer and Sharon Nowak (Bryan) of Hoschton, Georgia; grandchildren, Rebecca Lee Maddox (Casey) of Hoover, Ala., Robert Kirk Lee Jr. of Nashville, Kristen Parker (David) of Jefferson, Ga. Kevin Nowak (Rebekah) of Senoia, Ga., and Terri Davis (Jason) of Winder, Ga.; nine great grandchildren, Will and Abby Maddox, Logan, Jacelyn, and Xander Parker, Ellison, Emelia Rae, Everly, and Eland Nowak; and a host of close friends. Memorials may be sent to Jesus Cares of McNairy County. Services were held on April 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tenn., with Ryan Reed officiating. Private Family Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Card of Thanks

Smith Family The family of James E. Smith would like to thank everyone for the many cards, flowers, visits, food and especially for the prayers during the loss of our loved one. Our heartfelt thanks to Bro. David Sprinkel and Bro. David Passeur for officiating. Also, a special thank you to Shackelford Funeral directors and The American Legion for the beautiful service. We will be eternally grateful for all the love and support we have been shown. The family of James E. “Shorty” Smith

Patrick Ray Chessor John Calvin George John Calvin George was born on March 31, 1933, in a log cabin in Needmore, Tenn., the son of the late James George and Ina Arbie Farris. He graduated from Michie High School, and married Peggy Price in 1951. They had three daughters; Linda, Pam, and Janet. Mr. George served in the United States Army in 1953. He worked a total of 27 years for Cross Tie Companies as an Area Supervisor. He also farmed, worked as a carpenter, and started several businesses. He retired in 1994, but continued to enjoy buying and selling land and timber. Mr. George was known for his amazing memory and his ability to tell a story. He could recall, in detail, events that occurred many years ago. He enjoyed traveling, playing Dominoes and cards, and collecting World’s Fair memorabilia. He was a doting grandfather and loved spending time with his grandchildren, and they all adored him. He was a faithful member of the Acton church of Christ his entire life. Mr. George departed this life on April 10, 2019, at the age of 86, at his home in Michie, Tenn., surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Peggy Price George of Michie, Tennessee; three daughters, Linda Hagy and husband Nor of Michie, Tenn., Pam Cox and husband David of Memphis, Tenn.; Janet George of Jackson, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; Vin Hagy of Michie, Tenn., John Hagy and wife Roni of Nashville, Tenn.; Allen Hagy and Sara of Memphis, Tenn., Emily Cox and husband George Dudley of Memphis, Tenn., Lauren Short and husband Ben of Memphis, Tenn., Brooke Sanford and husband Steve of Memphis, Tenn., Anna Goethals and husband Trey of Morristown, Tenn.; six great grandchildren; Beckett Hagy of Nashville, Tenn., Rowan and River Hagy of Memphis, Tenn.; Jacob, Luke and Samuel Sanford of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Malcom George and wife Verlin of Hohenwald, Tenn.; and one sister, Jean Smith and husband George of Michie, Tenn.; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. George was preceded in death by a grandson, Nicholas Hagy and two brothers; General George and Ray George. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Acton church of Christ Christian College Scholarship Fund; P.O. Box 98; Michie, TN 38357. Services were held on April 13, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Acton church of Christ in Michie, Tenn., with Mike Eaton officiating. Burial followed in the Acton Community Cemetery in Michie, Tenn.

Church Events April 20

• Ramer Baptist Church Presents Walk with Jesus Ramer Baptist Church is presenting Walk with Jesus on Saturday, April 20th, starting at 3 p.m. It is a powerful event that guides you through Jesus’ last days on earth. You will travel to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, sit down for the Last Supper, discover the sacrifice of Good Friday, and celebrate freedom from your sins at the tomb that first Easter morning. Your Walk will last about one hour and you are invited to stay for hot dogs and hamburgers when your walk is over. We encourage you to bring children, youth, or your entire family. Call Stephanie at 731-453-5481 for more details or reserve a time. • Easter Egg Hunt Stantonville UMC Stantonville United Methodist Church will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, 2019

Patrick Ray Chessor was born in Bold Springs, Tenn. on October 9, 1950, the son of the late John Samuel and Bessie Mae Rice Chessor. On February 22, 1974, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Kay Parson, who survives. Patrick departed this life on April 11, 2019, at the age of 68 years, 6 months, and 2 days. Patrick was a member of Love and Truth Church in Adamsville, Tenn. He worked in the mobile home business for 35 years, including several years as the Vice President at Patrick Home Center. Patrick enjoyed watching University of Tennessee football and loved his family. In addition to his wife, Kay, of 45 years, Patrick is survived by his daughter, Maranda McGee and husband Jeremy of Savannah, Tenn.; son, Kyle Chessor of Lyles, Tenn.; brother, Sam Chessor and wife Mary Ann of Savannah, Tenn.; brothers-in-law, Leslie Parson, Dennis Spencer, and James Allred; sisters-in-law, Loraine Spencer, Dora Jane Hill, and Carolyn Allred; grandchildren, Kailey Rector, Bethany Chessor, Chelsie Chessor, Gracie Chessor, Cody Hardin, and Cassidy Hardin; and eight great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Patrick was preceded in death by his sisters, Frances Chessor Little and Jolene Works; brothers, Roy Chessor, W.B. Chessor, Jack Chessor, and Waddell Chessor; sister-in-law, Kathryne Parson; brother-in-law, Frank Hill; and motherin-law and father-in-law, Herbert and Verine Parson. Services will be held on April 14, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah in Savannah, Tenn., with Jason Spencer, Jimmy McGee, Scott Melson officiating. Burial will follow in the Centenary Cemetery at Lutts, Tenn.

James Gorman King James Gorman King was born February 3, 1930 in Chester County, Tenn., the son of the late Jim and Jewell Rowland King. He was united in marriage to Judy Armour on January 5, 1960. Mr. King worked for over 20 years for Western State Mental Institution. He enjoyed working in flowers, caring for his cats and dogs. He loved his family especially his grandsons. Mr. King departed this life on April 9, 2019 in Hornsby, Tenn. at the age of 89 years, 2 months, 6 days. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judy King of Hornsby, Tenn.; a son, James Keith King of Hornsby, Tenn.; a grandson, Colton James King of Hornsby, Tenn.; a brother, Paschel King of Hornsby, Tenn.; and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. King was preceded in death by a grandson, Austin Robert King; a sister, Onieda Russom; three brothers, Kirby, Raymond, and Larry King. A graveside service was held on April 10, 2019 at the Woodville Cemetery with Jetta Forsythe officiating. starting at 10:30 a.m. There will be an Easter story, prizes for all children and lunch will be served. Everyone come for a great time of fellowship and fun. • Easter Egg Hunt Full Gospel Fellowship An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Full Gospel Fellowship Church located at 6595 Hwy 64 West, Bethel Springs, for children ages 0-10 at noon on Saturday, April 20th. April 21 • Forty Forks Baptist Church Once again this Easter, The Old Rugged Cross will be transformed into, The Beautiful Living Flowering Cross. Bro. Randy Smith, along with the congregation wishes to invite you to attend the morning services and witness this striking conversion of an old rugged cross! Absolutely Amazing! Sunday School: 9 a.m., Worship/ Preaching: 10 a.m. Church located, 672 Ed Barham Rd, Bethel. More info call: 731-439-0552 / 610-9652.

April 28

• Homecoming at Finger First Baptist Finger First Baptist Church Homecoming will be on Sunday, April 28. Services and singing begins at 11 a.m. Fellowship meal to follow. Everyone welcome.

May 4

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Holiday Closing Pickwick Electric Cooperative will be closed Friday, April 19. Standby crews are available in case of emergency. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

• CONNECT! On Thursday evening, May 4th, men and women of our the community who are seeking to grow closer to Christ through building connections with others are invited to CONNECT at the First United Methodist Church, located at 1122 West Cherry Ave., in Selmer. Open to all ages, (married or single), you’re invited to bring a dish to share in the pot-luck that will begin at 5:30. After the meal the men will move to the sanctuary for a time of praise and worship with Mr. Jacob Harris as the guest speaker. The women attendees will remain together in the fellowship hall for a time of singing and to hear a message by Mrs. Leanne Emmons.


COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019

INDEPENDENT APPEAL v PAGE 9

Card of Thanks

Community Events

Thank You

• “Windy City” Guided Tour Get ready for an adventure to the “Windy City” July 1519, 2019. Enjoy a guided tour of Chicago’s highlights, visit the Navy Pier, Fed’s Money Museum, Shedd Aquarium and much more. For information on cost or any questions, call Rowena at (731) 645-7843.

Imogene Johnson and family would like to thank everyone for all their prayers, food and visits during her time of illness. May God Bless you all.

Happy 95th Birthday

April 20

Thank You

ATTENTION ALL AREA FIRE DEPARTMENTS:

Life Tabernacle Church on Highway 142 in Selmer, would like to say a special thank you to all the local fire departments that responded on Saturday, March 23rd, to the fire that took our outdoor building. If it were not for the amazing work done, and most assuredly God’s mighty hand working through these great people, our church building would have been destroyed due to the proximity of the building to the church itself. We are so blessed in this community and McNairy County to have your services in times such as this. A special thank you to Robert Holland as well as Drew Smith and Dylan Parmley for courageously and unselfishly risking their safety to rescue the church lawn equipment from the flames. Another special thank you to Dan Micheal’s Tire Shop and his assistance and support. Finally, much love and thanks to our own Larry Chandler, who was such an amazing help to the church that day; he has been and continues to be such a blessing to Life Tabernacle.

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• Annual Easter Egg Hunt Selmer Parks and Recreation will be having their annual Easter egg hunt on April 20 at 10 a.m. at Selmer City Park. All kids are welcome to participate for free. Please bring your own basket. Photos will be with the Easter Bunny. (bring own camera) For more information, please call (731) 645-3866. • 8th Annual O.F. Wagoner Memorial Tractor Show The 8th Annual O.F. Wagoner Memorial Tractor Show will be held at the Stantonville Civic Center on Saturday, April 20th. The event is hosted by the Stantonville Volunteer Fire Department. Food will be available. This year’s show is a tribute to the Ashe Family, (W.C. Preacher, Billy & Wes). Tractors, farm equipment, lawn & garden tractors, and antiques cars are welcome to enter. For more info call 731-610-1282 or 731-610-5043. • Rabies Clinic McNairy County will hold a rabies clinic the week of April 22-27. Animals can be vaccinated at Moore’s Veterinarian Clinic in Bethel Springs and at the Animal Doctor in Selmer for a discounted rate of $7.

April 24

• SWHRA Golf Tournament SWHRA 11th Annual Golf Tournament, April 24 at Chickasaw Golf Course. Proceeds to Homemaker and Representative Payee Programs. Contact Christy at 731435-9129 for more information or visit www.planmygolfevent.com/32436-SWHRA . Cash Prizes!”

April 27

Muscadine vines (2 qt. pots) $6.50 ea. 5 for $30 Fig, 4 varieties, $6.50 ea. or 5 for $30 Thornless Blackberries $6.50 ea. or 5 for $30 Pear Trees, bearing age, $12.50 Blueberries (early, mid, late season) $6.50 ea. 5 for $30 Perennials (2 qt. pots) $5.00 and up Dinner plate size Hibiscus Blooms $12.50 Knockout and Scented Roses $10 Hydrangeas: Lime Light and others $12.50 ea. Evergreen Shrubs (2 gal. pots) $12.50 Boxwood Shrubs (2 gal. pots) $12.50 Several varieties (2 qt. Evergreen Shrubs) $5 ea. Azaleas Old Fashion Varieties $6.00 Azaleas Reblooming (several colors) $10 each Flowering annuals $6.50 ea. or 5 for $30 Hanging Baskets 10” $8.50 ea. Tomato Plants: with Tags $1 ea. Elephant Ears $10 ea. and much, much more!

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Mr. Mancel Kirk of Finger, Tenn. WWII Veteran celebrating 95 years.

April 22

• Good Hope Baptist Church Cook-Off The 12th annual Good Hope Baptist Church BBQ Cook-off is set for Saturday, April 27. There is no entry fee. All cookers must be registered by April 21. Call the church office for more information and details (731) 632-0379, leave a message, someone will return your call.

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• Milledgeville Heritage Day Festival The 6th Annual Milledgeville Heritage Day Festival will be held April 27 at Milledgeville City Park. Registration and activities begin at 9 a.m. Antique tractor and vintage farm equipment show, car and motorcycle show, corn hole tournament, art & crafts, hit and miss engines, pedal cars and etc. Too much to mention. To reserve vendor space or for more information call (731) 925-1396. Free admission to all. • Anchor Holds Cruise-In Anchor Holds Cruise-In will be at Buzzers Bar and Grill, 3510 Hwy 128 Pickwick Rd., Savannah. Music, free pool, darts, bring your lawn chairs. For more information call Regina Blanton at (731) 439-1624.

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• National Prescription Drug Take Back Event In an effort to fight opioid abuse, McNairy County residents are invited to bring their unused or expired medications to Adamsville Police Department from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. located in City Hall, 231 East Main Street in Adamsville. This National Prescription Drug Take Back event aims to provide a safe, convenient location to dispose of prescription drugs and other over-the-counter medications and to raise awareness about the potential risks for abuse and misuse of certain medications, such as opioids. • Big Hill Trail Run A Big Hill Trail run will be held on April 27 at Big Hill Pond State Park, 6 a.m. check in, races start at 8 a.m. Preregistration is going on now! http://www.bighilltrailrun. com. Please call for questions about the Bill Hill Challenge or Sheriff’s Challenge. For more info. call (731) 645-6360.

April 28

• Spring Piano Recital You are cordially invited to attend Ms. Johnnie’s Spring Piano Recital. Eighteen students will perform on Sunday afternoon, April 28th at 1 p.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow.

April 30

• McNairy County Historical Society Please join the McNairy County Historical Society for our monthly meeting, Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Jack McConnico Library in Selmer. Ms. Jessica Huff, Director of Tourism at McNairy County Chamber & EDC will speak on Tourism in McNairy County.

May 4

• Gravel Hill-Huggins Cemetery Clean-Up The Gravel Hill-Huggins Cemetery Clean Up Day will be Saturday, May 4 at 8 a.m. Donations are needed for mowing and maintenance of the cemetery.

May 4 & 5

• 2019 Double DD Music Festival Two days of fundraising activities will be held Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at Double DD, 960 Highway 64, Adamsville, Tenn. (between Adamsville and Crump). This funds from this benefit will go towards the 2019 flood victims. The events will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs. Lots of music, corn hole tournament, flea market, cake walks, cruise-in, motorcycle poker run, arts and crafts, raffles, etc. Too much to mention. For information call (731) 438-3513 or (731) 727-6051.

May 13-14

• Middle School Girls Soccer Tryouts The Soccer tryouts for Middle School girls will be held May 13 and 14 at Selmer Middle School Field from 5 until 7 p.m. Grades 5 thru 8 (All County Schools and Home School). Please wear soccer cleats and shin guards. If you have any questions call (731) 439-3022.

May 25

• Shiloh Area Street Rods Car & Bike Show Memorial Day weekend will kick off Shiloh Area Street Rods from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Adamsville City Park in Adamsville,Tenn. There will be great food, kids games and cash and prize drawings. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds donated to Sheltering Tree Ranch, dedicated to children with autism and any other learning challenges. Mail preregistration to Judy Prather, 353 Roy Seay Road, Selmer, TN 38375.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019

Michie Elementary STEM

Lexington pulls out close one at AHS

Program engages students

By Joel Counce

For the Independent Appeal

For the Independent Appeal

STEM is not your parents’ science class. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. While it has been around for years, it is fairly new to McNairy County education. STEM lessons include project based activities that seamlessly connect the four disciplines. Teamwork is encouraged as students make observations and predictions, carry out simple to complex experiments and make adjustments. Failure is actually encouraged in STEM classes. Trial and error, as well as struggle and perseverance, are all parts of STEM education. STEM isn’t just for students who want to grow up to build skyscrapers or develop the newest app. It is for everyone because at its heart, STEM is about problem-solving. STEM is important because our world depends on it. There are 2.4 million STEM jobs in the United States that are projected to go unfilled this year. Non-STEM jobs in the country pay an average of $19.30/hour. The average hourly wage for STEM jobs is $38.85. These jobs include manufacturing, food production, health care, computer coding, and much more. It is never too early to start STEM. Every elementary school in McNairy County will receive STEM materials for teachers to use in their classrooms.

Submitted Photos

Students in Megan Moore’s class (from left) Stella Rhinehart, Ella Redmon and Anniston Choate take part in a STEM experiment.

ADAMSVILLE – Lexington pulled it out in the end. The Tigers scored five times in a 9-7 comeback victory over Adamsville on April 9. Adamsville struck first in the second inning. Collin Misenhimer hit a leadoff double and moved to third on a ground ball base hit by Jordan Morris. Misenhimer scored on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Barclay. Lexington scored three runs in the top of the third to take a 3-1 lead. Peyton Harris homered in the bottom of the third to cut the Tiger lead to 3-2 and Barclay hit a leadoff home run in the fourth to tie the game at 3-3. The Tigers took the lead in the top of the fifth on four walks and a passed ball. Lathan Morris led off the fifth with a home run to tie the game at 4-4. Harris was hit by a pitch and Misenhimer singled before pinch runner Kaleb Graham scored on a passed ball that sent Misenhimer to third. Misenhimer scored on a passed ball to give the Cardinals a 6-4 lead. Lexington took the lead for good at 9-6 in the seventh on a hit batter, an error, two walks, a double and a single.

South Side blanks MC By Jeff York

For the Independent Appeal

JACKSON – South Side kept its tight grip on first place in District 14-AA. The Lady Hawks scored in each of the first four innings and capitalized on McNairy’s mistakes to score three unearned runs en route to a 6-0 victory on Thursday. The Lady Hawks got the only run they would need in the first inning when Anna Taylor smoked a liner off the center field fence for a triple to drive a run. McNairy (4-7, 1-5) got their only hit of the contest when Anabella Whitaker singled in the top of the first inning. Carly Maness walked in the second inning and advanced on a passed ball before being left there. She was the lone Lady Bobcat to reach second base.

Lexington 2, McNairy 0

Jackson Cook and Samuel Leitschuh work as a team in a STEM activity.

The Lady Tigers won the pitcher’s duel at MCHS. Lexington’s Jacy Weaver and McNairy’s Kylee Brown hooked up in an old-fashioned duel before LHS pulled out the win. The Lady Tigers won the season opener between the teams 11-2. McNairy (4-6, 1-4 in 14-AA) threatened to score in the first when Tori York walked and Anabelle Whitaker reached on an infield single to put two on with two outs. Weaver retired the next batter to end the inning. McNairy put together another two-out scoring chance in the fourth. Analyn Maxedon ripped a clean single to center. Audrey Pierce laid down a perfect drag bunt to put the lead run in scoring position. Carly Maness lined to right only to find the right fielder shallow enough to make the catch and prevent McNairy from scoring a run.

Many teachers have already attended a training session, and other will have the opportunity at a later date. Megan Moore at Michie Elementary School was

one of those teachers, and she did not waste any time introducing STEM activities to her second graders. Her students constructed houses that could withstand air from a blow

dryer and paper towers that could support books. Regardless of age/grade, if a student is excited, he/she is engaged and when engaged, a student is learning.

Issue 57 April 17, 2019 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

UPCOMING EVENTS WED April 17 •4:30 Sports Hall of Fame Committee Meeting THU April 18 •3:30 TEN Southside (A) •6:00 BSOC Chester Co (H) FRI April 19 •SCHOOL DISMISSED •SB Florence (A) SAT April 20 •SB Florence (A) MON April 22 •4:00 BsB Chester Co (H) •5:30 SB Riverside (A) TUE April 23 •3:30 TEN Hardin Co (H) •4:00 BsB Chester Co (H) •5:30 SB Northside (H) WED April 24 •SR Project Presentations THU April 25 •SR Project Presentations •4:30 BsB Bolivar (H) FRI April 26 •SB Muscle Shoals (A) •5:00 BsB Hardin Co (H) MON April 29 •3:30 TEN Adamsville (A) •5:00 SB Chester Co (A) TUE April 30 •5:30 SB Scotts Hill (H) FRI May 10 •3:30 Color Guard Auditions •3:00 Deadline to have ALL senior debts cleared WED May 15 •9:00 Awards Day

fail Spring Show 2019 is a Fairytale From the minds of the students here at MCHS, Once Upon A Fairyfail is written, produced, directed, and performed by the theatre class and filled with music by the Bobcat Band, Women’s Choir, Concert Choir,

Jazzcats, and many student soloists. The talents of our community’s arts departments will be showcased in full. On a rainy day, Jack and Jill get lost in their own imagination in the midst of

the Flowery Enchanted Forest of Evermore. On their journey home, they meet Bubba, a wolf who is trying to find Little Red Riding Hood. However, they come across many complications. Will they find their way

home? Will Bubba find what he’s looking for? Join us at the Little Theatre Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids 10 and under.

SPRING END-OFCOURSE TESTING SCHEDULE

April 29 English I & English II Part 2 April 30 Algebra I May 1 Geometry and Algebra II May 2 US History Part 2

The PawPrint is looking for student reporters for the 2019-2020 school year. Students in grades 10, 11 & 12 should submit an application. Forms are available in your school email, and are due by Friday, April 19.

SENIOR UPDATES •Senior Project Presentations are April 24 & 25 from 8:00 - 3:00. On their presentation day, seniors should arrive at school 30-45 minutes before their presentation time, and check in at the Library. Seniors should be at school on

the other day, the one they are not scheduled to present on. •Seniors wanting to order a copy of the prom slideshow on dvd need to bring $10 to Ms. Forsythe by 3:00 Thursday, April 18. •The last day MCHS

will accept checks from seniors for ANY reason is Friday, May 3. •Seniors should turn in copies of scholarships and college acceptance to Mrs. Leonard ASAP. •ALL senior debts should be cleared with Mrs. Tracie by Friday, May 10. Students will not be eligible for

graduation until their debts are cleared. A list has been sent to all seniors, and posted in all English classes. •Awards Day will be Wednesday, May 15 @ 9:00. All seniors are invited to attend. Sunday dress expected. •Graduation Practice will be Tuesday, May 21 @ 11:15. ALL se-

niors planning to walk the line are required to be at practice. •Graduation will be Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 in Don Whitaker Memorial Stadium. Gates will open at 5:00. (Inclement weath-

er in the gym)


CAMPUS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019

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Hour of Code

Third graders at Selmer Elementary School received a wonderful introduction to the basics of computer coding. Michael Puckett and Martha Gray from Spectrum/ Phillips 66 gave a slide presentation, a short video and discussed the career path of a computer scientist. Gray (from left) helps Jakob Tucker, Stephanie Mardis and Sebastian Worley. Puckett and Gray concluded their presentation with an introduction to the Hour of Code which is a global movement to reach millions of students through a one hour introduction into computer science and programming. Using their own chrome books, students created an algorithm and coded their own Star Wars game.

Submitted Photo

Pi Day

Math students at Selmer Middle School celebrated Pi day on March 14. They wore pi t-shirts, played pi games, had pi scavenger hunts, and enjoyed pi shaped refreshments.

School Menus ••••••••••••••

Elementary School Breakfast Monday, April 22 Mini Cinnis Craisins Juice Milk Tuesday, April 23 Sausage Breakfast Pizza Mixed Berry Cup Juice Milk Wednesday, April 24 Sausage & Biscuit Bananas Juice Milk Thursday, April 25 Blueberry Muffin Diced Peach Cups Juice Milk Friday, April 26 Chicken & Biscuit Fruit Choice Juice Milk Elementary School Lunch Monday, April 22 Chicken Nuggets/Roll Corn Dog Uncrustables Pack/Cereal Pepperoni Pizza Pack Tiny Whole Potatoes Broccoli/Cheese Sauce

Chilled Peaches Juice Milk

Rosy Applesauce Juice Milk

Tuesday, April 23 Cheeseburger Pepperoni Wedge Pizza Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt Deli Sandwich Pack French Fries Peas & Carrots Baked Apples Juice Milk

Friday, April 26 Chicken & Waffles Traveling Taco Uncrustables Pack/Cereal Chef Salad Batter Bites Whole Kernel Corn Blushing Pears Juice Milk

Wednesday, April 24 Hot Dog Crispy Baked Chicken/ Biscuit Uncrustables Pack/Cereal Chef Salad Spicy Fries Baked Beans Cole Slaw Diced Strawberry Cups Juice Milk

High School Breakfast

Thursday, April 25 Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza BBQ Nachos Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt Deli Sandwich Pack Crinkle Cut Fries Pinto Beans

Monday, April 22 Sausage & Biscuit Chicken & Biscuit Assorted Pop-Tarts Uncrustables Powdered Mini Donuts Cocoa Bread Craisins Juice Milk Tuesday, April 23 Sausage & Biscuit Chicken & Biscuit Assorted Pop-Tarts Uncrustables Chocolate Mini Donuts Confetti Pancake Bites Diced Peach Cups Juice Milk

Wednesday, April 24 Sausage & Biscuit Chicken & Biscuit Assorted Pop-Tarts Uncrustables Powdered Mini Donuts Sausage/Gravy Breakfast Pizza Applesauce Cups Juice Milk Thursday, April 25 Sausage & Biscuit Chicken & Biscuit Assorted Pop-Tarts Uncrustables Chocolate Mini Donuts Strawberry Mini Bagels Mixed Berry Cup Juice Milk Friday, April 26 Sausage & Biscuit Chicken & Biscuit Assorted Pop-Tarts Uncrustables Powdered Mini Donuts Ham & Biscuit Diced Strawberry Cups Juice Milk High School Lunch Monday, April 22 Sausage Stuffed Crust Pizza

Chicken Nuggets/Roll Corn Dog Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt Pepperoni Pizza Pack Deli Sandwich Pack Crinkle Cut Fries Cheesy Potatoes Whole Kernel Corn Mixed Berry Cup Fresh Fruit Choice Juice Milk Tuesday, April 23 Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza Fish Strips/Hushpuppies BBQ Nachos Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt Chef Salad Deli Sandwich Pack Spicy Fries White Beans Cole Slaw Mixed Fruit Fresh Fruit Choice Juice Milk Wednesday, April 24 Pepperoni Wedge Pizza Cheeseburger Ranch Chicken/Roll Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt Chef Salad Deli Sandwich Pack Battered Potato Wedges

Baked Beans Cole Slaw Baked Apples Fresh Fruit Choice Juice Milk Thursday, April 25 Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza Breaded Chicken Sandwich Glazed Ham/Roll Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt Chef Salad Deli Sandwich Pack French Fries Green Beans Sweet Potato Casserole Blushing Pears Fresh Fruit Choice Juice Milk Friday, April 26 Cheese Sticks/Sauce Chicken Tenders/Peppered Gravy/Cornbread Meat Loaf/Cornbrea Uncrustables Pack/Yogurt Chef Salad Deli Sandwich Pack Potato Rounds Fluffy Whipped Potatoes Pinto Beans Turnip Greens Chilled Peaches Fresh Fruit Choice Juice Milk

MCNAIRY COUNTY CHURCH DIRECTORY

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

Michie Primitive Baptist Church Hwy 22 Michie Elder Rickey Taylor, Pastor 10:30 a.m. Song Service 11:00 a.m. Preaching Service

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. 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 Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of month beginning at 10:30 a.m., preaching 11 a.m.

Selmer Primitive Baptist Church 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.m. SOUTHERN Central Baptist Church 675 Dowty Road, Selmer Bro. Stephen Davison, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Chapel Hill Baptist 6371 Vernie Kirk Rd., Pocahontas Bro. Frank Bell, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Chewalla Baptist Church 190 Chewalla St., Ramer Richard Doyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9 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: 11 a.m. Wednesdays: The Upper Room Student Ministry 5:30 For more info. call 731-645-9771

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

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.

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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.

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.

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. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy TN Bro. Zac Bennett, Pastor Sunday: 11 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.

New Hope Baptist Church 854 Chandler Lane Pocahontas, TN Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy 45 S., Selmer Shobeck Dethrow, Minister

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 Sunday 11 a.m. Worship Children’s Church Sunday 6:30 p.m. Worship Wednesday 6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST Antioch Church of Christ 7200 Hwy 57W Ramer, TN 38367 Darrin Stapleton, Minister (732) 645-5639 Bible Study 9:30 AM Worship 10:15 PM Worship 6:00 Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy 22 S. Michie Shawn Weaver, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m. &

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. Mt. Sharon Presbyterian Church 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st Saturday: 9 a.m. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Bethel Springs Seventh Day Adventist 4352 Main St., Bethel Springs John Johnston, Pastor Saturday Worship: 9 a.m. Sabbath School: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. OTHER/NON-DENOM Abundant Life Christian Fellowship 15770 Hwy 64 East Bolivar, Tn. Pastor D.R. Moore Services: Saturday 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. www.abundantlifecf.com

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville, TN 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.

First Christian Church 133 N. Third St. Selmer Preacher, Gregg Worthey Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First ChristianChurch 254 N. Maple St. Adamsville, TN 38310 Clint Hopper, Minister (731) 632-3012 Sunday Bible Class 9:30 a.m.

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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 www.loveandtruthchurch.com Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wed.: 7 p.m. www.lifewindchurch.com Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach St., Selmer Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 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: 11 a.m. Sunday Night: 6 p.m. Thursday Night: 7 p.m. Pastors: Paul and Bonnie Young

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Committee votes to strengthen stance By Dolores Gresham

Oklahoma and Texas are also currently considering similar legislation. In other action, the SenThe Senate Judiciary Committee voted this to ate Judiciary Committee strengthen Tennessee’s pro- voted to send the pro-life life stance with approval of “fetal heartbeat bill” to a the Human Life Protection study committee which will meet this summer to help Act. Senate Bill 1257 seeks to put the bill in the best posproactively trigger the resto- ture to withstand a possible ration of Tennessee’s abor- constitutional challenge. Senate Bill 1236 bans tion law prior to the Roe v. abortion once a Wade ruling, if and fetal heartbeat has when the power to been detected. regulate abortion The committee is returned to the will meet on Austates, to protect gust 13th and 14th the life of unborn when members children. will hear public When the Unittestimony, with ed States Supreme more time providCourt handed ed if needed. down the Roe v. Legal experts Wade decision in Gresham maintain that one 1973, it rendered Tennessee’s strong abortion of the biggest constitutional law, which prohibited abor- hurdles facing heartbeat tion except when the life of laws in other states has the mother was at risk, null been the lack of testimony on record. and void. Legislation establishSince then, Tennessee Republicans have diligently ing the Governor’s Office worked to prevent abortion of Faith-Based and Comby initiating a constitutional munity Initiatives was also amendment adopted by approved by full Senate to Tennessee voters that al- maximize the effectiveness lowed the General Assem- of government and private bly to enact common-sense efforts to serve Tennesseans in need. restrictions. Senate Bill 961 faciliThese restrictions include a 48-hour waiting tates collaboration between period and a requirement state government and faiththat abortion facilities be based and community regulated as surgical centers organizations working to with proper medical pro- improve public safety, refessionals on staff, making duce addiction, strengthen the laws as tight as consti- families and communities, tutionally possible. Pro-life and overcome poverty in efforts also include action the state. The office will serve as to defund Planned Parenta single resource for faithhood. The restoration of state based and community serpower over abortion would vice organizations in the occur in one of two ways. state who wish to be a part The U.S. Supreme Court of the solution for Tennescould issue a decision over- see. It will serve as a clearruling Roe v. Wade, or an inghouse for organizations amendment could be ad- to help them work together opted to the U.S. Constitu- to best serve Tennesseans in tion that returns the author- need and identify any availity to regulate abortion back able resources that might be available to assist them.” to the states. The Office of FaithUnder this bill, the Attorney General and Re- Based and Community Iniporter would be required to tiatives will operate without notify the Tennessee Code cost to the state. It will be Commission in the event structured similar to the that Roe v. Wade is over- Governor’s Books from Birth turned or a United States Foundation, a successful Constitutional amendment public-private partnership which has distributed over is adopted. The Code Commission 35 million books to Tennesdirects the official compila- see children. The governor will select tion of statues, codes and laws of the state. Then 30 the board of directors and days following either event, executive director of the Tennessee’s abortion law nonprofit partner. The nonwould be restored to its profit partner would then work with state government 1972 statute. The Human Life Protec- agencies to the extent pertion Act will now proceed to mitted by law. In order to carry out their the Senate floor to be voted on by the full Senate. Upon responsibilities, the organipassage, Tennessee would zation would be permitted join six other states across to accept charitable contrithe country that have this butions from the public. The nonprofit partner type of trigger legislation on their books, including will submit an annual reArkansas, Kentucky, Loui- port to the General Assemsiana, Mississippi, North bly regarding its operations Dakota, and South Dakota. and accomplishments to In addition, Missouri, Ohio, ensure accountability. State Senator

Do you holler at everybody? By Nancy Kennedy Tidd Bitts

Time changes as we get older. As a kid I thought my mama was already an old woman and as a young mother I sure didn’t understand her. When I was what we call “middle age” I didn’t have any comprehension about growing old. I never guessed most of us live our last years in the “huh” and “what did you say” days. The years I worked in the election office I learned a lot. One day an elderly man

came by the office to regis- said “do you holler at evter to vote. He was sitting erybody?” in the chair by my desk and The Tax Assessor has a I pulled up the board that meets registration form a few days in June. on the computer Emmett Taylor then turned and served several said, “what is your years when they name?” met in a small He was twidroom in the basedling with his ment of the courtwalking stick and house. didn’t answer. So Mr. Taylor was I said a little loudprobably about er, “what is your 90 and talked Kennedy name, please?” about his neck of Sitting about two feet away, the woods west of Ramer. no response. We both went to Ramer I got a little louder, “can School. He walked in the you tell me your name, 1920s and I rode a bus in sir?” He jumped up and the 50s. He was born in a

log cabin and first went to a one-room school called Piney northwest of Ramer. He told he helped build the bridge going into Selmer on Highway 45 by Dixie Truck Stop. He wore hearing aids in both ears, but he didn’t hear much I ever said. He was one of the seven board members and one day he was sitting along at the desk with a fly swat. I asked him if everybody was gone for lunch and he said “no, I killed ‘em all but one.” About that time WHAM and he said “they’re all gone now.”

Legislation aimed to lead on healthcare By Ron Gant District 94 State Representative

I have joined with my Republican colleagues to pass legislation that will empower Tennessee to lead on healthcare and create a patientcentered system that addresses the unique needs of our citizens, while also lowering costs. House Bill 1280 calls on GovGant ernor Bill Lee, acting through the Commissioner of Finance & Administration, to submit a waiver to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services to immediately provide assistance to the state’s TennCare population through the implementation of block

grants. It is part of the comprehensive Republican-led CARE plan, designed to transform healthcare through Consumerism, increasing Access, improving Rural health systems and Empowering patients to ensure individuals and families can make all medical decisions instead of insurance companies or the government. Block grants authorized through House Bill 1280 must convert the federal share of all medical assistance funding for Tennessee into an allotment that is tailored to meet our state’s specific needs. All grant funding must be indexed to take into account both inflation and population growth. Additionally, our General Assembly will partner with the Governor during the negotiation process and will have oversight on the implementation of any federal funding allocated to TennCare. In recent years, Tennessee has be-

come a national leader in innovation – whether it is job creation, or improving our education system. This legislation enables us to once again lead on a critical local and national issue, without federal mandates. By creating patient-centered solutions that redefine our current healthcare system, we will ensure Tennesseans and their doctors remain in control of all health decisions with limited government or provider interference. These innovative healthcare solutions will increase access and the quality of care available to Tennesseans, with or without pre-existing conditions, while driving down overall costs and protecting all Tennesseans. (Ron Gant represents House District 94, which includes Fayette, McNairy, and part of Hardeman County. He can be reached by email at: rep. ron.gant@capitol.tn.gov 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 • ITSN Rusty Smith, US Army • 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.


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found at 12 C.F.R. Part 262. Procedures for processing protested applications may be found at 12 C.F.R. 262.25. To obtain a copy of the Federal Reserve Board’s procedures, or if you need more information about how to submit your comments on the application, contact David L. Hubbard, Senior Manager, 314-444-7303. The Federal Reserve will consider your comments and any request for a public meeting or formal hearing on the application if they are received in writing by this Reserve Bank on or before the last day of the comment period.

comment on this application also may file comments in writing with the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, 312 Rosa Parks Avenue, 26th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243, or contact the Department via telephone at (615) 751-5018. Anyone desiring to protest this application may do so if such protest is filed in writing within fifteen (15) days of this publication.

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FOR RENT: Houses, Apartments and Townhouses. Committed to providing Safe/ Affordable homes in a family friendly environment. No Pets - No Crack/Party Houses, reference & deposit required. Kenneth Sweat (731) 6100807. Equal Housing Opportunity. (38-TF) OAKWOOD APARTMENT RENTALS: Selmer: 1 bedroom: $335.00/ mo. 2 bedrooms: $365/ mo. Both require deposits. No pets. (731) 610-2877. (TF) ROOM FOR RENT: Peaceful and quiet. Call (615) 585-0998. (48, 49, 50, 51)

Real Estate For Sale HOUSE FOR SALE: 120 Shiloh Terrace, Selmer. 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath, carport, fenced yard and storage building. Quick sale! Call (901) 826-9989. (48, 49)

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APPLIANCE REPAIR. Washers, dryers, refrigerators and stoves. Call Robert at (731) 695-9050 or Lori at (731) 225-9050. (46-1) HARRIS HOME IMPROVEMENT: Concrete, dirt work, shingles, siding, flooring & foundations, block, brick, painting and additions. Highly recommended. FREE Estimates. Licensed and insured. (731) 439-0343. (TF) DOUG BUTLER: House leveling, rotting sills, replace floors, cracking brick - 30 years’ experience. (731) 239-8945, cell (662) 2846146. Free estimates. (TF) WE MOVE MOBILE HOMES: 20 yrs. experience. Licensed, Bonded & Insured. Do house leveling, floor replacement, support piers installed, porches/decks, underpinning, metal roofs & vinyl siding. FREE ESTIMATES! Call: Tommy Wilson (731) 609-8794. (5-TF) GARZA MANUFACTURED HOUSING: Mobile Home Transporting, Blocking, and Anchoring. Licensed with Tenn. State Fire Marshall’s Office. Call (731) 9260741. (43-3) KENNY G TREE TRIMMING: Gutter cleaning; trenching, pressure washing homes, fences, driveways; stump grinding; general cleanup. Kenny (731) 518-0104 or Judy (731) 518-0109. (46-7)

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F & M Bancshares, Inc., Trezevant, Tennessee, intends to apply to the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions (TDFI) for permission to acquire Chester County Bancshares, Inc., Henderson, Tennessee. In conjunction with this transaction, Chester County Bank, Henderson, and Farmers & Merchants Bank, Adamsville will be merged with and into Centennial Bank, Trezevant, Tennessee. The Federal Reserve, FDIC and TDFI consider a number of factors in deciding whether to approve the application, including the record of performance of banks we own in helping to meet local credit needs. You are invited to submit comments in writing on the bank holding company application to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, Missouri 631660442. Comments may also be submitted electronically to comments. applications@stls.frb.org.  The comment period will not end before April 29, 2019 and may be somewhat longer. The Board’s procedures for processing applications may be

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5982 47, 48, 49 IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF McNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN’S SERVICES PETITIONER vs. No. 18-JV-82 JOLENA UNDERNEHR KENNETH MICHAEL GRISWELL RESPONDENTS IN THE MATTER OF: Kenneth Aaron Griswell, DOB: 06/11/08 Jeremiah Vincent Griswell, DOB: 03/24/11 CHILDREN UNDER EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE ORDER OF PUBLICATION It appearing to the Court from the allegations of the Petition in this cause and the affidavit of the Petitioner that the whereabouts of the parents, Jolena Undernehr and Kenneth Michael Griswell, are unknown

It is therefore ordered that Jolena Undernehr and Kenneth Michael Griswell be served by publication of the following notice for four (4) consecutive weeks in the Independent Appeal, a newspaper published in McNairy County, Tennessee. TO: JOLENA UNDERNEHR and KENNETH MICHAEL GRISWELL: The State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services, has filed a petition against you due to the dependency and neglect of the minor children, Kenneth Aaron Griswell and Jeremiah Vincent Griswell. It appears that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon you because your whereabouts are unknown. You are, therefore, ordered to respond by filing an Answer to the Petition filed in this matter. A copy of the Petition may be obtained at the office of the Juvenile Court of McNairy County, at Selmer, Tennessee. This notice will be published for four consecutive weeks. The last date of publication will be 4/24/19. You must file an Answer within thirty days from the last date of publication or a Default Judgment or judgment on the facts will be taken against you. All future documents filed in this cause shall be filed with the Clerk of the Court and shall be consid-

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DEGREES 33 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST 274.40 FEET TO AN IRON ROD SET (AN IRON RODS REFERRED TO AS SET HEREIN ARE 1/2 INCH IN DIAMETER BY 18 INCHES IN LENGTH WITH A PLASTIC IDENTIFICATION CAP STAMPED “SLS, INC. TN 2148”); THENCE, CONTINUING WITH PHILLIPS, SOUTH 05 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST 794.38 FEET TO AN IRON ROD FOUND ON THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY LINE OR JOHN LANE (DEED BOOK 200, PAGE 150); THENCE, WITH THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY LINE OF LANE, NORTH 87 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST 365.30 FEET TO A JACK HANDLE FOUND; THENCE, NORTH 81 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST 26.79 FEET TO A STEEL FENCE POST FOUND; THENCE, NORTH 47 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST 30.43 FEET TO A STEEL FENCE POST FOUND, THENCE, NORTH 14 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 157.40 FEET TO A STEEL FENCE POST FOUND; THENCE, SOUTH 76 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST 156.08 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SURVEYED BY SUPERIOR LAND SURVEYING, INC. “RLS2148.” ATTEST: DARYL W. ISBELL, TENNESSEE REGISTRATION # 2148.Parcel ID: 011 00300 000000PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 223 BISHOP RD, FINGER, TN 38334. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): SEAN PRINTY, CRYSTAL A. PRINTYOTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the abovedescribed property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose.THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee119 S. Main Street, Suite 500Memphis, TN 38103 rubinlublin.com/propertylisting Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #153881 04/10/2019, 04/17/2019, 04/24/2019 5946 48, 49, 50

ment Number 106858; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Mr. Cooper who is now the owner of said debt; andWHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on May 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM at the McNairy County Courthouse, 170 Court Avenue, Selmer, TN, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit:BEGINNING AT A STAKE IN THE EAST MARGIN OF COUNTY GRAVEL ROAD, THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF MCCLAIN LOT BOUGHT FROM STEEL MAN; RUNS THENCE IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION, WITH THE NORTH LINE OF MCCLAIN, 210 FEET TO A STAKE, THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF MCCLAIN; THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION, PARALLEL WITH SAID ROAD, 630 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION 210 FEET TO A STAKE IN THE EAST MARGIN OF SAID ROAD; THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION, WITH THE EAST MARGIN OF SAID ROAD, 630 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 3 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. THE NORTH LINE OF THIS TRACT OF LAND IS PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID MCCLAIN LOT.Parcel ID: 027-01303.000PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 199 A AND T LANE, FINGER, TN 38334. In the event of any discrepancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): CHRIS FELTER, MARY FELTEROTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication,

upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee119 S. Main Street, Suite 500Memphis, TN 38103rubinlublin. com/property-listingTel: (877) 813-0992Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #154936 04/10/2019, 04/17/2019, 04/24/2019 5986 48, 49, 50

Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. 2) CACH, LLC, pursuant to Judgment Lien recorded in Trust Deed Book 401, Page 1864, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder cannot pay the bid within twentyfour (24) hours of the sale, the next highest bidder, at their highest bid, will be deemed the successful bidder. This property is being sold with the express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. This office is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on May 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Side Entrance of the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit:BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN IN THE SOUTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY (30 FEET FROM CENTERLINE) OF U.S. HIGHWAY #64, STATE ROUTE #15, POPLAR AVENUE, THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF CHARLES ETHERIDGE LAND, SEE DEED BOOK 39, PAGE 101, SAID IRON PIN BEING LOCATED OVER THE CENTER OF A 3 X 2 CONCRETE CULVERT AND BEING 30 FEET RIGHT OF STATION 74+50 OF SAID HIGHWAY AS SHOWN ON PLAN FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STATE ROUTE #15 (1978); THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 01 SECOND EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 140.02 FEET WITH THE SOUTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SAID HIGHWAY TO AN IRON PIN, THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF MARY RUTH JONES (GRISHAM); THENCE SOUTH 25 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 157.17 FEET WITH THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF MARY RUTH JONES TO AN IRON PIN ON THE NORTHERN BANK OF CROOKED CREEK; THENCE SOUTH 46 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 151.37 FEET WITH THE NORTHERN BANK OF SAID CREEK TO AN IRON PIN IN THE MOUTH OF A DITCH AND THE EAST BOUNDARY OF ETHERIDGE; THENCE NORTH 24 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 211.11 FEET WITH THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF ETHERIDGE NEAR A DITCH TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.598 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.THE FOREGOING REAL PROPERTY IS CONVEYED SUBJECT TO A PERPETUAL DRAINAGE EASEMENT 7 FEET WIDE BY 20 FEET DEEP LYING IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SUBJECT PROPERTY, AS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN RIGHT-OFWAY DEED FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES HERETOFORE ENTERED INTO BY AND BETWEEN A PREDECES-

ENTERED this 27th day of March 2019 /s/ Van McMahan, Juvenile Court Judge Approved for Entry: /s/ LeAnn B. Rial, BPR #017145 Attorney for State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services 225 Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Drive Jackson, TN 38301 731-421-2000 5980 47, 48, 49, 50 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 16, 2015, executed by SEAN PRINTY, CRYSTAL A. PRINTY, conveying certain real property therein described to JOSEPH B PITT JR, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee recorded April 20, 2015, in Deed Book 416, Page 397 ; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Quicken Loans Inc. who is now the owner of said debt; andWHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned, Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on May 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Southwest Door of the McNairy County Courthouse, 170 West Court Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit:BEGINNING AT AN IRON ROD FOUND ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF BISHOP ROAD (50 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY, 25 FOOT MEASURED FROM CENTERLINE) AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF NANCY MITCHELL (DEED BOOK 177, PAGE 266); THENCE, WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF BISHOP ROAD, NORTH 18 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 32 SECONDS WEST 149.53 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE, WITH THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING AN ARC LENGTH OF 166.87 FEET, A RADIUS OF 414.51 FEET, BEARING NORTH 07 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST FOR A CHORD DISTANCE OF 165.75 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE, NORTH 04 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST 121.85 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE, WITH THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING AN ARC LENGTH OF 204.53 FEET, A RADIUS OF 765.49 FEET, BEARING NORTH 03 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST FOR A CHORD DISTANCE OF 203.92 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE, NORTH 10 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 27.36 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF STANLEY PHILLIPS (DEED BOOK 86, PAGE 206); THENCE, WITH THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY LINE OF PHILLIPS, SOUTH 87 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST PASSING AN IRON ROD FOUND ON LINE AT 3.42 FEET AND CONTINUING ON IN ALL FOR A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 287.01 FEET TO A 3/4 INCH PIPE FOUND; THENCE, WITH THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY LINE OF STAN PHILLIPS (DEED BOOK 179, PAGE 179), SOUTH 87

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 March 20, 2018, executed by CHRIS FELTER, MARY FELTER, conveying certain real property therein described to CREASY & JONES, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee recorded March 23, 2018, in Deed Book 426, Page 249-261 at Instru-

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust on property currently owned by James Foote Henry, and which Deed of Trust was executed by James Henry and Lynn Campman Henry, to James M. Smith, Trustee for McNairy County Bank (now CB&S Bank) and is recorded in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee in Trust Deed Book 276, page 632. WHEREAS, said Trust Deed was later extended by Extension of Lien of Deed of Trust recorded in Trust Deed Book 412, Page 1729, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. WHEREAS, the undersigned was appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in Trust Deed Book 428, page 2991, in said Register’s Office. WHEREAS, the owner of the indebtedness has declared the total amount due and has directed the undersigned to advertise sell the property described by said Deed of Trust; THEREFORE, this is to give notice that I will on May 2, 2019, commencing at 1:00 p .m., at the Front Door of the Courthouse in Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee cause to be offered for sale and will cause to be sold at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property located in McNairy County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows, to wit: Said property is known as 4958 New Hope Rd., Michie, Tennessee. For a more complete description of said property see Trust Deed recorded in Trust Deed Book 276, Page 632, and extension recorded in Trust Deed Book 412, Page 1729, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee. Map 137, Group –, Parcel 26.00. Interested parties include the following: 1) CB&S Bank, pursuant to Trust Deed recorded in Trust Deed Book 365, Page 553, in the Register’s

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SOR IN TITLE, MARY RUTH JONES, AND THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, WHICH DEED IS DATED JULY 23, 1977, OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 90, PAGE 584, REGISTER`S OFFICE OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.THE FOREGOING REAL PROPERTY IS FURTHER CONVEYED SUBJECT TO UNRECORDED UTILITY EASEMENTS GRANTED TO SELMER UTILITY DIVISION FOR A SANITARY SEWER WHICH CROSSES THE SOUTHERN END OF SUBJECT PROPERTY AND A UTILITY EASEMENT 15 FEET IN WIDTH FOR WATER AND NATURAL GAS LINES ADJACENT AND PARALLEL TO THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF SUBJECT PROPERTY.Parcel ID: 090JA-017.01PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of the property is believed to be 1263 E POPLAR AVE, SELMER, TN 38375. In the event of any discrep-

ancy between this street address and the legal description of the property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT OWNER(S): PAMELA PERKINS, THOMAS PERKINSOTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans Inc, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLCThe sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale

may be rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead, and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without representations or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee119 S. Main Street, Suite 500Memphis, TN 38103rubinlublin. com/property-listingTel: (877) 813-0992Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #155046 04/17/2019, 04/24/2019, 05/01/2019 5988 49, 50, 51

to make certain capital expenditures in connection with public works projects as described in Section 9-21-105 of the Tennessee Code Annotated, as amended, including but not limited to, capital expenditures for the construction, improvements, paving, renovations, repairs of roads for the purpose of paving and/or repaving the roads (collectively the “Project”); and

to the issuance and sale of the bonds.

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE KELVIN SANDERS, Petitioner vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS OF EDWARD STUART, DECEASED Respondents No. 9387 ORDER OF PUBLICATION It appearing from the complaint in this cause, that the heirs of EDWARD STUART cannot be personally served with process, it is ordered that publication be made for four (4) consecutive weeks in The Independent Appeal, a newspaper published at Selmer, in McNairy County, Tennessee, requiring the said Respondents to defend a civil action, which seeks a Petition to Quiet Title by filing your answer with the Clerk of the Court, and serving a copy of the answer to the Complaint on : Kelvin Sanders, Petitioner, whose address is: 610 Bethel Purdy Road, Bethel Springs, TN 38315, within THIRTY (30) DAYS after the date of the last publication of this notice, not including day of last publication. If you fail to do so, a judgment by default may be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint and will be taken for confessed and this cause proceeded ex parte. This is the 9th day of April, 2019. William C. Cole, Chancellor Kelvin Sanders Petitioner 6214 49, 50, 51, 52

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