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Selmer Bank Robbery By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The Selmer branch of SouthBank was robbed last Tuesday morning. The suspect was described as a white male wearing khaki pants.

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SouthBank’s Selmer branch was robbed last Tuesday morning. The suspect who was not in custody as of press time, was described as a white male wearing khaki pants. The suspect left the bank with an undisclised amount of money and the investigation as to his identy and location are ongoing. Officers of the Selmer Police Department, assisted by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, responded. Further details were unavailable at press time. For updates on this story check our FaceBook this week and for complete coverage read next week’s issue of the Independent Appeal.

Probation sentence APMC defaults on lease in deadly assault Future of Adamsville factory uncertain By Jeff Whitten

By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

The City of Adamsville served American Powersports Manufacturing Corp. with a Notice of Default on Lease Thursday, Mayor David Leckner told the Independent Appeal. “We had high hopes for them,” he said. Leckner and APMC CEO Don Hopper both confirmed that the company only paid $2,000 of a $3,000 rent payment that was due under a contract with the city. Hopper said he couldn’t get liability insurance on the building because it wasn’t up to code. He also said APMC never got occupancy of the top floor. Leckner said that the city had performed all obligations under the contract. He said that the city had until Sept. 3 to remove all occupants of the third

floor of the old Garan building, where the APMC facility was to be located and had done so, except for material that APMC had agreed to allow to remain there. The city was right on schedule in its performance of the contract, Leckner said. APMC never occupied the top floor, as required by the lease, he said. Another reason Hopper cited for failing to make the payment is that transformers to the building were replaced with smaller ones he could not use. Leckner said that the transformers had been there since the 1950s and were replaced by the kind of transformers that Pickwick Electric Cooperative has routinely used to replace other outmoded transformers. “I sincerely apologize to all those that had their hopes up that we had an industry that would bring jobs here,” Leckner said.

The Adamsville Mayor said the town would not cease in its efforts to bring jobs to the town. According to Hopper, the company only has 12 to 15 employees and has no manufacturing operations and has never had them. When asked what assets the company had, Hopper said that it had 148 Huawin motorcycles, some prototypes and warehouses in Norcross, Ga. and Garland, Texas. Hopper said that his repair facilities included the former Fastenal facility in Adamsville, but a call to the facility resulted in a message that the number had been disconnected. Hopper promised to fax documentation on the company to the Independent Appeal but this information has not been forthcoming at press time. For more information on APMC visit www.

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Stanley Alexander was sentenced to six years at 30 percent, all on probation, for aggravated assault on Sept. 2 by McNairy County Circuit Court Judge J. Weber McCraw. This means he will spend 30 percent of six years or less than two years on probation. Alexander was convicted in June in connection with the death of John Burkhead. He was charged with manslaughter but acquitted of that charge by a jury. His attorney, Carthel Smith had argued that Alexander should be acquitted of all charges because he acted in self-defense. Both Alexander and Burkhead were neighbors

in Milledgeville. Aggravated assault is a lesser included charge of manslaughter. This crime is defined under Tennessee law as intentionally, knowingly or recklessly committing an assault against another person and either causing serious bodily injury or using or displaying a deadly weapon. Assault is defined as knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another, creating a reasonable fear of it or intentionally or knowingly causing physical contact that a reasonable person would regard as extremely offensive or provocative. Under state law, aggravated assault can be either a Class C or Class D Felony, carrying penalties of between two and 15 years imprisonment.

Selmer set for Main Street Music Fest a success Broomcorn Festival By Andrew Alexander Assistant Editor

By Amber Price Staff writer

The 16th annual McNairy County Broomcorn Festival will take place Saturday, at the Selmer City Park. The event, which has been a yearly tradition in Selmer for the past 15 years, is sponsored by Hockaday Handmade Brooms, along with Arts in McNairy

and McNairy Regional Alliance. The festival will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. According to Jack Martin, owner of Hockaday Handmade Brooms, “Education is the mainstay of the event.” The festival strives to promote folk artists and teach people about the traditional meth-

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Jack Martin, founder of the Broomcorn Festival, assembles one of his signature products at Hockaday Handmade Brooms.

The streets of Adamsville were alive with the sound of music last Saturday while the Main Street Music Festival was in full swing, offering a bevy of entertaining ventures for the whole family. “There were a lot of people and we were very happy with the turnout,” said Secretary of the Adamsville Partnership Renee Moss. “We had some great bands and everybody enjoyed the music all day.” Vendors and merchants lined Main Street selling goods, food, and simply enjoyed the wholesome family environment of the festival. The headlining group The 1-900 Band had many in attendance on their feet, dancing to the tunes and having a wonderful time. Other groups performing included Bo Jack Killingsworth and the Rockabilly Band, The Myxx, and Riverstone. Tammy Daniels of Adamsville United Methodist Church led a conglomeration of choir singers from multiple churches around the area in an “All Sing.” Cyber Tech on Main Street held a Guitar Hero contest Saturday afternoon. David Prince won and took home the $75 grand prize. Marty Estes placed second taking home $50, and Za’kerrigan Wallace rounded out the top three and walked away with a $25 prize for her efforts. MA MA Fia’s Cafe put on a competitive eating contest in front of the main stage. All five competitors were vying to become the Big Whack Champion by consuming a one pound “Big Whack” sandwich loaded with steak, chicken, Italian sausage, veggies, and bourbon sauce. Terry Taylor won the title, but there are no losers in an eating competition.

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The 1-900 Band performs their rendition of Young MC’s “Bust a Move” Saturday night during the headlining event as Adamsvillians danced with delight. Jennifer Leckner and Jermaine Chap- champion, Jill Brasher, did not return to pell of the Academy, School of Dance and defend her title in this year’s music festiGymnastics, put on a dance competition val, and Rhonda Browder took full advanin front of the main stage later in the af- tage, winning the race by several seconds. ternoon. The contest originally had seven Veronica Miller placed second, and crowd groups competing, but several dropped out favorite, Mildred Pettigrew rounded out the by the time the event began. The Adams- top three. ville High School cheerleaders won, making The fourth year of the annual festival them Adamsville’s best dancers. proved to be one of the best as the AdamsThe race for Adamsville’s “Fastest Man” ville Partnership, responsible for putting was won by Onri Damron, a sophomore on the Main Street Music Festival, outdid at AHS. In second place was A.J. Damron, themselves with the help of sponsors and former athletic standout at AHS, and third all involved in making the day possible. place went to Jack Majors, a freshman at “See the people of Adamsville out there AHS. All three took home prizes for their ac- dancing was my favorite part,” said Moss. complishments. “There were a lot more people out dancing Last year’s defending High Heel Race than we thought there would be.”

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Remembering Sept. 11 By Janet Rail Publisher

Ten years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 the county rang in the anniversary in various ways. Local E911 demonstrations, religious services and gestures of gratitude to thank all that continue to serve. Last Friday, Cash Express delivered cakes to local police, fire and EMT departments to thank them for their service. Many in the community took a moment to reflect, honor and mourn the ten year anniversary of the attack of Sept. 11. On Saturday, the McNairy County First Responders coordinated many activities in Selmer City Park including an extraction demonstration coordinated by members from Adamsville, Selmer, Finger, Pleasant Site, Ramer, Michie, Guys and Chewalla first responders, volunteer fire fighters, E911 dispatchers, police and sheriffs department as well at the Tennessee Highway Patrol, McNairy Regional ambulance service, Hospital Wing and Air Evac employees. “I remember attending these functions as a child and wanted to put something together to show the community what we do as first responders and inspire younger generations to serve in the future,” said Josh Moore McNairy County First Responder Coordinator. Moore continued that the group

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(Above) First Baptist Church of Selmer honored those who have served our nation during their Sunday services. Brenden Mehr, Chase Bodiford, Ian Mehr and Military recruiter Jonathan Merh who served 19 years in the Army National Guard.

wanted to show the citizens during the demonstration how all responders to an emergency have to put safety first and take the extra measures to protect themselves so they can work to serve and protect others. “The job is to make sure they do everything safely and not to injure themselves or anyone else,” said Terry Thrasher, Safety Officer of Rescue Squad. Countless citizens over the years have given their time and service as volunteers. On Saturday, the group presented a Hometown Hero of the Year award in honor of the late Jimmy Dickey. Dickey played a great role in getting the county 911 system into place and was noted as a huge asset for all county fire departments. “He was the example of what someone striving to be great for their community should be,” said Moore. Nominees were from all aspects of the emergency response system. This year’s award was presented by Amelia Dickey to Harvey Beachy from Finger Fire Rescue. In the nomination, it was noted that Beachy was the heart and soul of their fire department had served more than twenty years. There were only 62 people serving as first responders in the state when Beachy started serving. The group gathered to honor him during the ceremony. Volunteers were asked during the

day why they do what they do and here are a few of the answers. “I like to help people and save lives. I have been doing this for 20 years and am happy doing what I do,” said Sean Hood, Wolfe Pen & Sulphur Springs fireman and first responder. “I like the fact that I get to make a difference in people’s lives. I wanted to do this since I was three years old and am living my dream,” said Catherine Morris, paramedic. “This is a hobby of mine. The thank you’s from people is the most enjoyment for me,” said David White, fireman and first responder. “I enjoy helping people and have been involved since 1977. I started in Alcorn County and now serve as both Guys Fire Chief and Alcorn County Fire Chief, volunteering at both,” White said. And lastly we heard from Barry Hodge, Adamsville rescue and first responder who has served for 33 years, “I enjoy being able to help my fellow neighbors and to help make a difference.” As we reflect on the attacks over ten years ago, we recognize the many local emergency personnel who volunteer countless hours to helping their neighbors and also pause to say thanks, recognize and reflect on all the 411 emergency personnel who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 attacks.

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(Above) Local emergency service personnel coordinated many activities in Selmer City Park las Saturday including an extraction demonstration coordinated by members from Adamsville, Selmer, Finger, Pleasant Site, Ramer, Michie, Guys and Chewalla first responders, volunteer fire fighters, E911 dispatchers, police and sheriffs department as well at the Tennessee Highway Patrol, McNairy Regional ambulance service, Hospital Wing and Air Evac employees.

Staff Photos by Jeff Whitten

(Left) Erica Campbell presents a Sept. 11 cake to the Selmer Police in appreciation of their service. Accepting is Selmer Police Chief Neal Burks and Lisa Blankenship of the department. (Upper left) Erica Campbell presents a Sept. 11 cake to the Selmer Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department in appreciation of their service. Accepting is Chief Deputy Allen Strickland, Fireman Daniel Duncan, Campbell, Selmer Fire Chief Anthony Carr, Fireman Michael Penley, Fireman Larry Zielsdorf, and McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck. (Above) Erica Campbell presents a Sept. 11 cake to the Emergency Medical Service in appreciation for their service. Accepting is Rodney Davis and Josh Moore.

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The 2011 Jimmy Dickey Hometown Hero Award was presented by Amelia Dickey to Herman Beachy of the Finger Fire Department.

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Vandals disturb Bethel monuments By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Vandals went on a spree of destruction of gravestones in Bethel Springs in August. Lewis Narowitz, owner of Bethel Springs Monument said he discovered the monuments at his business turned over when he came into work. David Hatch, a member of historic Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church said that the vandalism there was discovered when the cemetery was mowed. “It’s a shame they do this. They got nothing to do but roaming the streets destroying things. They are destroying our heritage,” said Narowitz. The incidents are currently under investigation, according to Bethel

Springs Police Chief T. E. “Pee Wee” Sowell. Some of the stones knocked over were some of the founders of Bethel, according to church member David McCullar. An incident like this occurred earlier in the year, McCullar said. Some of these graves are from the early 1800s and include some of the earliest settlers in the county and some of the founders of the church. Some of the stones overturned and broken are from the Rankin family, one of the founding families of Bethel Springs. Some of the graves are Revolutionary War soldiers and some of these are McCullar’s ancestors. The church was built in 1893 and added to the National Register in 1983.

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Vandals destroyed gravestones at the historic Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetary in Bethel Springs.

Milledgeville fights to save post office By Jeff Whitten Head News Writer

Milledgeville held a town meeting on Aug. 30 to save its post office. Mayor Dannie Kennedy noted that the Milledgeville Post Office is on a list of post offices that the U.S. Postal Service is considering closing. “Nobody wants to see us lose our post office. We’ve got to put forth an effort,” he said. Kennedy explained that once the USPS decides to close a post office, it must allow 60 days for public comment. The public is not supposed to meet with anyone from the USPS before then, he said. The USPS must then review the comments before issuing a decision. Anyone who is regularly served by the post office being closed can then appeal within 30 days. The Postal Regulatory Commission then has 120 days to

rule on the appeal. The commission is an independent agency that exercises regulatory oversight over the USPS. Kennedy said it is good to have a pre-meeting before then, though. He said the best way to save the post office is to write letters to our elected representatives. There are five of them, he said. They are U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, U.S Rep. Marsha Blackburn, State Sen. Dolores Gresham and State Rep. Vance Dennis. Kennedy said that citizens of Milledgeville should write these elected officials “from the heart, telling them why the post office should not be closed.” He said that 100 letters from constituents will be more effective than one petition with 100 signatures. Kennedy said these letters should be personalized rather than cookie-cutter letters. “Write a letter from your

own point of view,” he said. Handouts with the names and addresses of these representatives were available at the meeting. Kennedy said that the computer savvy could send them an email. He said a typed 1-page letter is the best format. There should be three paragraphs. In the first, citizens should explain who they are and why they are writing. The second thing to keep in mind, he said is to be factual, not emotional and to provide specific rather than general information. The final thing, said Kennedy is to ask for what you want. The letters should be courteous, professional and respectful, Kennedy said. They should include the name, address, and email address of the person writing, even if it is just an email, he said. Kennedy noted one strong

argument for keeping the Milledgeville Post Office open is that it is at the crossroads of two state highways and Sardis and Saltillo. “Make as much noise as we can,” Kennedy urged the audience. He also said that the percentage of the population over the age of 62 would be a good thing to put into the letter. According to the 2010 census, over 27 percent of the population was over 62. Some of the suggestions of audience members were to try to schedule face-to-face meetings with elected officials and to get people in other communities and relatives of people in Milledgeville to write. “I’ve not been able to tell you a lot, but I’ve told you all I know…If you lose your post office, you lose your identity,” Kennedy concluded.


The meeting of the Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen was held last Monday with several contentious issues on the slate for the evening. The the meeting began with more than 30 audience members in attendance. The board began by approving the minutes, the financial statement, the water report and the police report. It was noted that the water department lost a total of 404,390 gallons of water or 22 percent of total water for the month. The police report included several reports of vandalism in the community including vandalism at the graveyard. (For more information, see this week’s Vandals disturb Bethel monuments story on page 3A.) The report also included a report that a sex offender who was living too close to a school has since moved away. The board then approved moving forward with a lawsuit directed at recovering unpaid sewer bills from its residents. The board also approved an

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Glisson elected as Mayor Michie voters elected Mike Glisson Mayor by a margin of 96 to 72, according to results certified by the McNairy County Election Commission. In the Aug. 27 election, Jed Baker received 147 votes and Brandon Nabors received 130 votes for two positions on the Board of Aldermen. The total number of votes cast in the election was 167.

ordinance banning the construction of new wells within the city on the first reading. The board stated that current water and sewer fees were based on the number of people expected to be in the system and that if people continued to put in wells that fees for the remaining customers would go up. The board then addressed a concern from Jeremy Qualls and Ross Mitchell, his attorney, regarding Qualls employment status with the city. The there was some disagreement between Qualls and the board as to when and how his employment ended, with the city promising to recheck its employment records and forward that information to his attorney. The board then stated that they were reviewing their decision as to an approved purchase of a new dump truck for the city. The city is waiting for a final inspection on the truck before approving moving on the purchase. The hiring process for a new full-time and part-time police officer for the city was discussed with Chief Pee Wee Sowell indi-

cating that he would like to use a hiring board consisting of experienced officers to decide on the hiring. No official decision was made on the process other than a decision to advertise the position with local media to ensure that the best candidates were available. In budget amendments, the board approved lowering their bad check fee to $10 and raised the water deposit to $200 for all users including property owners. The final item discussed was a shortfall in funding for the community center utility bill payments. The city reported that they were facing a monthly bill of $523.75 for the center with only $90 in usage revenue coming in. There was a lengthy discussion between Mayor Kay Cox and Linda Smith of the Busy Bee Quilters, who do not pay rent for use of the facility, regarding the possibility of recouping some of the utility deficit from the center’s users. Smith stated that the quilters had raised $67,000 in funding for the center and therefore should not have to

NOTICE OF TESTING THE VOTING SYSTEM The inspection of the voting system for early voting and for election day shall take place on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 10:00 a.m., at the McNairy County Election Commission Office, located in the basement of the courthouse. The testing shall be open to the public, the candidates, or their representatives, as well as representatives of the news media and in partisan elections, representatives of the political party. This testing is for the Adamsville Town Election to be held on October 1, 2011. McNairy County Election Commission





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ods used for creating handmade products. Price of admission is $3, but it is free for infants, and children through eighth grade. The festival this year will include many attractions for attendees. More than 32 folk artists will be demonstrating and selling their wares. There will be crafts such as spinning, weaving, basket making, broom making, quilting, blacksmiths, wood carving, stained glass, buggy rides and kettle corn. Also, returning from last year will be an old fashioned one man sawmill. Another unique feature this year will be an assortment of homemade food items and baked goods such as breads, muffins, and jellies for sale. There will also be a variety of concessions available throughout the day.


Live music is scheduled for the entire day, beginning at 10 a.m. Musical selections will include gospel, rockabilly, and bluegrass artists. Don McMinn, blues and soul artist from Beale Street, will go on stage at 3 p.m., and rock band, The Myxx, is scheduled to perform at 4 p.m. The Broomcorn Festival has a history of generating interest in folk art in McNairy County. Originally held at the Hockaday family farm, the festival continues to expand, and is now located at the Selmer City Park for the 5th year in a row. More than 2,000 people were in attendance last year. “We have been so blessed to have organizations in our community willing to help with what we’re doing,” said Martin. This year, craft guilds from other counties are getting involved, and interest outside of McNairy County continues to increase.

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pay additional funding for the building’s continued use. During the discussion several audience members suggested ways of reducing the electric bill for the center and city agreed to cut off air conditioning for the center in hopes of reducing the bill. The city will examine the issue again next month when the effects of the energy saving measures will be available.


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TOWN OF ADAMSVILLE ELECTION OCTOBER 1, 2011 NOTICE OF EARLY VOTING The McNairy County Election Commission will be open for Early Voting for the October 1, 2011 Town Election: SEPTEMBER 19– SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 Hours 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Mon-Fri Saturday 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon The McNairy County Election Commission is located in the Courthouse basement. Telephone 645-6432 The McNairy County Election Commission Paul Estes, Chairman Mary Ruth Mills, Sec Dwight Garner Janice Maness Wayne Elam


A registered voter may apply to vote absentee by mail if he/she has one of the following reasons: (1) outside the county on election day and all days of early voting by personal appearance (2) Full time students and their spouses attending an institution inside the State of Tennessee but outside McNairy County (3) Those that have a Doctor's certificate (4) Jury duty on state or federal courts (5) age 65 or older (6) Hospitalized, ill or physically disabled and unable to vote on election day or absentee by personal appearance (7) Caretaker of hospitalized, ill or disabled person (8) Candidate for office in this election (9) Election officials (10) Observance of a religious holiday. WHAT TO DO TO GET A BALLOT BY MAIL A voter who wishes to cast an absentee ballot by mail must request a ballot in the voter's handwriting over the voter's signature. If the voter is unable to write such a request, someone can write it for the voter but the voter must sign the request. All signatures will be verified. The request serves as an application for ballot if the request contains the following information: 1. Name of the registered voter 2. Address of voter 3. Voter's Social Security Number 4. The election the voter wishes to vote in 5. Reason Voter wishes to vote absentee by mail 7. Voter's signature If the request does not contain all the information listed above, the McNairy County Election Commission will send the voter an application to obtain the needed information. The last day to receive this request with all necessary information is seven days before the election. A person that does not register "in person" at the McNairy County Election Commission office must vote in person on election day or in person during early voting. Excluded are those that have a Doctor's statement. If you request an application and ballot to vote by mail you must vote by mail. Once a ballot has been mailed, you cannot change your mind and go to the polls or vote absentee in the Election Commission Office.


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America by the numbers: 2010 Census McNairy County results show population growth, disturbing job numbers By Jeff Whitten Staff Writer

McNairy county private sector non-farm jobs plunged nearly half from 2000 to 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of these jobs fell from 9,209 in 2000 to 5,030 in 2009, according to County Business Patterns, an annual publication by the bureau. This represents a 45 percent decline. This publication was released in June. The County Business Patterns collects data from business establishments and includes census data, federal income and payroll tax records and other federal statistics. These numbers do not include the self-employed, employees of private households, railroad employees, agricultural production employees and most government employees. The unemployment survey of households done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a smaller decrease of 13 percent over the same period. In 2008, agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting made up 0.8 percent of the county’s workforce. State government employment made up 0.8 percent, federal employment made up 1.3 percent and local government made up 16.7 percent of employment in the county, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. In other data released by the Census Department from 2010 census, the population of McNairy County is 26,075, up 5.8 percent over the last 10 years. The median age is up to 41 from 39. As in 2000, there are more women than men in

the county, though the percentage of women fell from 51.5 to 50.9. The county is still overwhelmingly white, though the percentage of white people has declined from 92.2 to 91.8 over the past decade. The percentage of black McNairy Countians declined slightly from 6.2 to 5.9 The percentage who are Hispanic or Latino, though still very small, has increased from 0.9 percent to 1.5 percent. The percentage of Asians was unchanged at 0.2 percent. The percentages of both those 62 and older and 65 and older increased only 2 percent. Married couple households declined from 58 to 53.3 percent over the past 10 years. Vacant housing units were up 2.5 percentage points. The percentage of owner-occupied housing units were down and the number of renter-oc-

People Quick-Facts Population, 2010 Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 Population, 2000 Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2009 Persons under 18 years old, percent 2009 Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2009 Female persons, percent, 2009

cupied housing units were up by 4.6 percentage points. Selmer once again was the largest town in the county with 4,396 people. Populations of other cities are: Adamsville, 2,207; Bethel Springs, 718; Eastview, 705; Michie, 591; Guys, 466; Ramer, 319; Finger, 298;Stantonville, 283 and Milledgeville, 265. Bethel Springs had the lowest median age at 38 and Michie had the highest at nearly 46. Stantonville had the largest percentage of the population over 65 at 23.3 percent and Guys had the lowest at 18.9 percent. Women made up the majority in all but two towns in the county. At 48.1 percent, the smallest percentage of females is in Stantonville, followed by 48.9 percent in Ramer. Milledgeville has the highest percentage of females at 54 percent. The highest proportion of white residents is in Stantonville. The population of this town is

2010 Census Data

98.9 percent white. Michie is close behind with a white population of 98.8 percent. Guys has the smallest percentage of white population at 75.3 percent. It also has the largest percentage of blacks in the county at 23.2 percent. Michie has the smallest percentage of blacks at 0.2 percent, followed by Stantonville at 0.7 percent. Michie has the smallest Latino population at 0.5 percent and at 4.7 percent, Finger has the largest Latino population at 4.7 percent. At 1.1 percent of the population, Milledgeville has the largest proportion of American Indians. Guys and Ramer have no American Indians at all. Stantonville and Guys have absolutely no Asians and Ramer has the highest percentage at 0.6 percent, followed by Selmer at 0.5 percent. Family households or households with at least two members related by blood or marriage are most common in Bethel Springs, at 72.7 percent and least common in Milledgeville, at 60.5 percent. Households with a husband and a wife are most common in Guys at 53.4 percent, followed by Michie at 53.3 percent. They are least common in Selmer, at 41.7 percent. The smallest percentage of vacant housing units is 8.9 percent in Adamsville. Milledgeville, with a vacancy rate of 23.7 percent has the largest vacancy rate in the county. The highest percentage of owner-occupied houses is the 80 percent in Finger, followed closely by the 79.8 percent in Milledgeville. Selmer has the lowest owner-occupancy rate at 61.2 percent.

McNairy County 26,075 5.8% 24,651 6.3% 23.4% 18.2% 51.5%

Tennessee 6,346,105 11.5% 5,689,276 6.8% 23.7% 13.4% 51.3%

USA 308,745,538 9.7% 281,424,602 6.9% 24.3% 12.9% 50.7%

White persons, percent 2010 (a) Black persons, percent 2010 (a) American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent 2010 (a) Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a) Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a) Persons reporting two or more races, percent 2010 Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b) White persons not Hispanic, persons, 2010

91.8% 5.9% 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 1.3% 1.5% 91.0%

77.6% 16.7% 0.3% 1.4% 0.1% 1.7% 4.6% 75.6%

72.4% 12.6% 0.9% 4.8% 0.2% 2.9% 16.3% 63.7%

Living in same house 1 year ago, pct 1 yr old & over, 2005-2009 Foreign born persons, percent, 2005-2009 Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2005-2009 High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2005-2009 Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2005-2009 Veterans, 2005-2009 Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2005-2009

89.5% 1.0% 2.8% 76.1% 9.7% 2,345 22.5

83.3% 4.1% 5.9% 81.8% 22.4% 508,005 23.7

83.8% 12.4% 19.6% 84.6% 27.5% 22,894,578 25.2

Housing units, 2009 Homeownership rate, 2005-2009 Housing unis in multi-unit structures, percent, 2005-2009 Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2005-2009

11,866 80.8% 3.7% $81,400

2,780,857 69.7% 18.2% $128,500

129,969,653 66.9% 25.9% $185,400

Households, 2005-2009 Persons per household, 2005-2009 Per capita money income in past 12 months (2009 dollars) 2005-2009 Median household income, 2009 Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009

10,008 2.52 $18,542 $35,114 22.1%

2,412,567 2.49 $23,557 $41,715 17.2%

112,611,029 2.60 $27,041 $50,221 14.3%

Buisiness Quick-Facts Private nonfarm establishments, 2008 Private nonfarm employment, 2008 Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2008 Nonemployer establishments, 2008

438 5,440 -40.9% 1,840

136,5851 2,492,7461 4.3%1 453,314

7,601,169 120,903,551 6.0% 21,351,320

Total number of firms, 2007 Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 American Indian and Alask Native owned firms, percent 2007 Asian-owned firms, percent 2002 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2007 Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 Women-owned firms, percent, 2007

1,855 F F F F F 34.7%

545,469 8.4% 0.5% 1.6% 0.1% 1.6% 25.9%

27,097,236 7.1% 0.9% 4.8% 0.1% 8.3% 28.8%

420,885 45,711 194,653 $7,664 13,145 11 279,381

140,447,760 80,116,528 77,547,291 $12,563 10,626,759 15,005 58,672,2761

5,338,306,501 4,174,286,516 3,917,663,456 $12,990 613,795,732 582,963 2,771,782,1521

560.04 46.6 109

41,217.12 154.0 47

3,537,438.44 87.3 N/A

Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) Retail sales per capita, 2007 Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) Building permits, 2009 Federal spending, 2008 Geography Quick-Facts Land area, 2000 (square miles) Persons per square mile, 2010 FIPS Code


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

court briefs Christopher A. Amos - driving on suspended Dl - fined $150 & costs, supervised prob., DL suspended additional 6 mo., 24 hours community service Elisha N. Amos - domestic assault - pay costs, sent. 11/29 susp. to 20 days, credit time served, supervised prob., no contact w/victim Patricia D. Anthony - pharm. to sell no more than 3 packs meth precursor - fined $500 & costs, sent. to 12 days, supervised prob. Brandon R. Austin - theft pay costs, 11/29 susp. to 10 days w/credit time served, supervised prob. Barry W. Black - driving on revoked DL 2nd - fined $350 & costs, susp. to 37 days, supervised prob. Charles Bray - assaultattempt - pay costs, smt. tp 6 months, sust 0 12 days, supervised prob. Brandon L. Campbell - domestic assault - good behavior 6 months, supervised prob., complete A/D through JACOA Kelly R. Claunch - poss unlawful drug para. - bound over to Grand Jury; schedule II drugs:cocaine/meth - bound over to Grand Jury x 2; initiate manufacture meth - bound over to Grand Jury; promoting meth manufacture - bound over to Grand Jury Tanya L. Cohea - promoting meth manufacture - bound over to Grand Jury; driving on revoked DL - dismissed on payment of cost, supervised prob. William A. Cooksey - DUI 1st - fined $350 & costs, sent. to 48 hours, supervised prob. no drive in TN 1 yr., alc/drug eval. Johnathan D. Davis - promoting meth manufacture bound over to Grand Jury Richard Chad English - as-

sault - fined $50 & costs, sent. 5 days, supervised prob. Stacy D. Flatt - poss. unlawful drug para - bound over to Grand Jury; schedule II drugs: cocaine/meth - bound over to Grand Jury; initiate manufacture meth - bound over to Grand Jury; promoting meth manufacture - bound over to Grand Jury Wendy Michelle Gillenwater - driving on suspended Dl dismissed on payment of costs, supervised prob. Brittany Gilley - initiate manufacture meth - bound over to Grand Jury; promoting meth manufacture - bound over to Grand Jury; poss. unlawful drug para - bound over to Grand Jury; schedule II drugs: cocaine/meth - bound over to Grand Jury; prevent/obstruct service of legal process - bound over to Grand Jury Leah H. Gray - driving on suspended DL - dismissed on payment of costs Beverly A. Harris - initiate of process to manufacture meth bound over to Grand Jury Daniel J. Hays - driving on suspended Dl - fined $250 & costs, sent. to 11M29D, supervised prob., alc/drug eval.; simple poss. etc. - fined $250 & costs, sent. to 11M29D susp. to 19 days, supervised prob., alc/ drug eval.; failure to appear pay costs, sent. to 10 days, supervised prob. til paid Brandy L. Higgins - pharm. to sell no more than 3 packs meth precursor - fined $250 & costs, sent. to 5 days, supervised prob., alc/drug eval. Rayford Inman - pharm. to sell no more than 3 packs meth precursor - fined $500 & costs, sent. to 96 days, supervised prob., alc/drug eval. Zachary Johnson - theft pay costs, sent. to 30 days, supervised prob.; initiate manufacture meth - bound over to

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Grand Jury; promoting meth manufacture - bound over to Grand Jury Karen M. Mcewen - theft x 4 - dismissed on payment of costs Jennifer Norman - theft -

fined $50 & costs, susp. to 10 days, rest. open, no contact w/ Walmarat, supervised prob. Jason J. Pettigrew - poss. unlawful drug para - bound over to Grand Jury; schedule II drugs:

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on susp. DL - fined $50 & costs, susp. to 3 days, supervised prob., no drive in TN 6 months; failure to appear - pay costs,

See court briefs, 8A

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Wednesday, september 14, 2011

Robert Beck

Edith Summers Cardwell

Edward F. Stowell

Robert K. Beck was born February 15, 1930, in Guys, Tennessee, the son of the late Osmond Houston and Vonnie Hamm Beck. He was united in marriage to Jean Musselwhite Beck on April 28, 1956. Mrs. Beck preceded him in death on January 18, 2005. Mr. Beck was a retired Laboratory Technologist, having worked for the late Dr. T. N. Humphrey and Dr. Michael Smelser. He was a Minister in the United Methodist Church and had served as Pastor for several local churches. He attended Union Grove United Methodist Church. Robert was a Veteran of the United States Army (1951-1953) and was assigned to the 141st. General Hospital. His hobby was amateur photography. Mr. Beck departed this life on Friday, September 9, 2011 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 81 Years, 6 Months, 25 Days. He is survived by a daughter, Lora Jean Gowan of Memphis, TN; two sons, David Beck of Boston, MA, Gregory VanBoven of Boston, MA; a sister, Dorothy Suggs of Memphis, TN; four grandchildren, Christopher Smalley of Washington, DC, Ian Gowan of Memphis, TN, Jonathan Gowan of Chattanooga, TN, Lauren Gowan and husband Daniel Hampton of Memphis, TN; a great-grandchild, Leila Gowan of Memphis , TN; a niece, Janie Tanner of Selmer. A host of extended family and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Beck was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Gooch. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 3:30 PM at Union Grove United Methodist Church near Selmer, Tennessee, with Steve Webb officiating. Burial followed in the Union Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Union Grove United Methodist Church.

Edith Summers Cardwell was born October 1, 1917 in Ramer, Tennessee the daughter of the late Samuel Henry and Belzona Springer Summers. On January 1, 1937, she was united in marriage to Clinton Eugene Cardwell, who preceded her in death on July 6, 2007 after 70 years of marriage. Mrs. Cardwell graduated from Ramer High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ramer Baptist Church for over 60 years. She loved her husband, children, family, and friends. Above all, she loved her Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior, and her Ramer Baptist Church family. She spent her life in the Ramer, Hurley, and Gravel Hill communities. Mrs. Cardwell departed this life on September 6, 2011 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 93 Years, 11 Months, 5 Days. She is survived by a daughter, Karen Cardwell of Memphis, TN; a son, Sam Cardwell and wife Linda of Selmer, TN; a son-in-law, Gerald Majors of Adamsville, TN; seven grandchildren, Clint Majors, Kara Hill and husband Cory, Regina Bargery, Clinton Cardwell, Mary Ann Morris and husband Mike, Jennifer McCollum and husband Jordan, and Delinda Cardwell; fourteen great grandchildren, Baylee Hill, Rob Hill, Ben Hill, Caylan Bargery, Hunter Bargery, Ryan Bargery, Kendal Morris, Hailee Cardwell, Zackary Cardwell, Nicholas Cardwell, John Michael Cardwell, Jillian McCollum, Jacob McCollum, and Addison Spencer; and a great-great-grandchild, Fallon Beaird. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Cardwell was preceded in death by a daughter, Gwendolyn (Cardwell) Majors; three sons, Royce Cardwell, Jerry Cardwell, and Rodney Cardwell; two grandchildren, Bobby Majors and Michael Cardwell; two sisters, Elmo Rogers and Minnie Farris; two brothers, Lonnie Summers and Orlan Summers. Services were held on September 9, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Ramer Baptist Church in Ramer, Tennessee, with James Young and Jetta Forsythe officiating. Burial followed in the Ramer Baptist Church Cemetery at Ramer, Tennessee.

Edward F. Stowell was born in Glenns Ferry, Idaho on March 26, 1936, the son of the late Edward Eugene and Catherine Baisch Stowell. On August 25, 1958, he was united in marriage to Faye Hopper, who survives. Mr. Stowell retired from Eagle Motor Lines as a truck driver. He was a United States Navy Veteran. Mr. Stowell was a member of B. B. & L. Worship Center. He departed this life on September 5, 2011 at the age of 75 years, 5 months and 10 days. In addition to his wife, Faye of Morris Chapel, Tennessee, he is survived by two sons, Eugene Stowell of Morris Chapel, Tennessee and Steven Stowell of Kodak, Tennessee; three grandchildren; two brothers, Doug Stowell and Fred Gibbons, both of Napa, Idaho; two sisters, Pat Rankin of Bethel Springs, Tennessee and Barbara Lutter of Norfolk, Virginia. Services will be held on September 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Shackelford Adamsville Chapel in Adamsville, Tennessee, with Danny Bishop, James Hopper, Tommy Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in the Crump Cemetery at Crump, Tennessee.

Lillie Mae Bodiford Lillie Bodiford was born September 24, 1920 in Pocahontas, Tennessee the daughter of the late Charles Neil and Mary Weatherly Coleman. She was united in marriage to Clifford Bodiford on July 3, 1942. Mr. Bodiford preceded her in death on March 24, 1990. Mrs. Bodiford was an elementary school secretary at Harding Academy. She was a member of the Getwell Church of Christ in Memphis, Tennessee. Mrs. Bodiford loved her family and was the happiest when she was with her family. Mrs. Bodiford departed this life on September 6, 2011 in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 90 Years, 11 Months, 13 Days. She is survived by a daughter, Regina Bodiford of Memphis, TN; a son, Harold Bodiford of Memphis, TN; a grandson, Keith Aaron Bodiford of Memphis, TN; two sisters, Ruth Coleman of Selmer, TN, and Dorothy Coleman of Selmer, TN; a brother, Charles Coleman and wife Linda of Selmer, TN; a nephew, Terrell Coleman and wife Nancy of Selmer, TN; and a great niece, Laura Beth. A Graveside Service was held on September 9, 2011 at the Lake Hill Memorial Gardens in Bethel Springs, Tennessee with Larry Redmond officiating.

Opal Evans Canaday Opal Evans Canaday Opal Evans Canaday, age 87 passed away September 7, 2011 at her home. She was born and reared in McNairy County, the Hardin Graveyard Community, the daughter of the late Donnie Guy and Zera Irene Dallas Evans. She graduated from Adamsville High School in 1942 and in 1943 married Lee Canaday. After Mr. Canaday returned from serving in WWII they made their home at Enville. She taught school a year before they married and later worked at Enville Manufacturing. She and Mr. Canaday farmed in the Enville Community all their married life. She was a former member of the Eastern Star and the Enville Ruritan Club. She was a member of the Enville United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons, Billy Canaday of Houston, TX and Lynn Canaday and wife Sarah of Enville and five grandchildren, Monica Garton (Ray), Tiffany Jones (Edward), Ashley Canaday (Kelly), Christopher Canaday and Charlotte Canaday and six great grandchildren; three sisters, Arlene Woodward of Ripley, Betty Davis of Memphis and Faye Martin of Enville and a brother, Ray Evans of Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Canaday in 2003; a daughter, Janice Canaday in 1967 and a brother, Elwood Evans. Funeral services were 11:00 AM Friday at Shackelford – Casey Chapel with Roger Henson and Bill Evans officiating and burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery at Enville.

Susan Darwin Susan Lynn Darwin, 51, of Corinth, Mississippi, died Thursday, September 8, 2011, at her residence. She was a 32 year member of North Corinth Baptist Church. She also worked in Medical Records at the Magnolia Regional Health Center for 21 years. She enjoyed walking, gardening, and loved animals. Visitation was from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday, September 9, at Cutshall Funeral Home in Glen. Funeral services were scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 10, graveside at Prospect Cemetery in Selmer, TN, officiated by Bro. Bill Wages. Interment followed in Prospect Cemetery in Selmer, TN. Pallbearers include Randall Price, Mike Price, Steven Price, Ronnie Price, Donnie Price, and Tommy Price. Cutshall Funeral Home of Glen, MS is entrusted with arrangements. Survivors include her husband, David Darwin of Corinth, MS; her mother, Linda Hollin of Selmer, TN; her father, Kenneth Price of Shiloh, TN; her grandfather, D. Price of Memphis, TN; 1 daughter, Amanda Wilson of Corinth, MS; 1 brother, Tommy Price of Michie, TN; and 1 sister, Patsy Donahoe of Goodlettsville, TN. An online guestbook can be accessed at

Mitch Kiestler Elbert Mitchell (Mitch) Kiestler was born August 7, 1955 in Selmer, Tennessee the son of the late Elbert Hermon Kieslter and Marshall Imogene Mitchell Kiestler. Mr. Kiestler had lived in the Mt. Gilead Community and was a member of the Mt. Giliead Baptist Church. He was a truck driver most of his adult life, having worked for Henco Fundraising Distribution, Ace Trucking and East West Motor Freight. He loved driving the truck and playing pool. Mr. Kiestler departed this life on August 28, 2011 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 56 Years, 21 Days. He is survived by two daughters, Misty West and husband Chris of Hornsby, TN, Deana Thompson and husband Brian of Bethel Springs, TN; two sisters, Patsy Pickle and husband Bobby of Selmer, TN, Jeanne Tull and husband Clyde of Bethel Springs, TN; three granddaughters, Kaitlyn West, Megan West, Shanna Thompson; host of extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Kiestler was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbur Dean Kiestler and Lindey Kiestler. Services were held on September 1, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Bethel Springs, Tennessee, with Bill Robbins, and Mike Hollaway officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery at Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Pallbearers were Todd Kiestler, Tommy Landis, Jr., Johnny Mitchell, Stanley Mitchell, Bobby Pickle, Jr., Bill Woods, Mitchell Thompson and Tony Robinson. Honorary pallbearers were James Kiestler, Jackie Pickle, Butch Skelton and John Foster.

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Thank You The family of Oscar Jones, Jr. thanks everyone in our time of sorrow. Thanks to Dr. Smelser MCHCC. Thanks to Bro. Frank Bell and Bro. Orville McMahan. Thanks to Chapel Hill Baptist Church for the meal they served us. Thanks for the flowers, cards, and visits. Also thanks to Madge and Anna for the singing. Thanks to Shackelford for their services. Thanks to the pallbearers. Ines Jones Francis Flynn & family Maxine Alvery & family Nettie Young & family Judy McMahan & family Maratha McMahan & Robert

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S U N RI S E By David Coy

Reason to Remember Being a soldier is an honorable profession. There is a story retold of soldiers attending a eulogy in honor of a fallen comrade. It is said that a crash almost always leaves no evidence of who the victim was. This of course must be very heartbreaking for the surviving family members. They are never to know assuredly whether it is their son, brother, or father who was lost. I cannot begin to fathom what this must be like? Then there would be the flood of emotions that a person might struggle with on a continual basis. There is also the feeling of never realizing closure in the disappearance of their loved one. There is another group that has this same sorrow that they must relive as they too have no closure in the disappearance of loved ones ten years ago on September 11th 2011. How many have never had their questions answered because they have no physical evidence of their loved ones disappearance. Grief for a loved one does not disappear just because another year passes. Many honorable people lost their life in the attacks on America. There is also the remainder of the surviving family and friends who may struggle not only with the continual reminders every year, but the continual unending war on terrorism. We salute those our fallen honorable, some who chose to be involved in this fight, and the other innocent victims and compelled risk takers who helped lead as many as possible to safety. We also pray for and weep with those who continue to sorrow after their loved ones. We who have lost someone years ago may now comfort and encourage others. This is Sunrise.

Church events Multiple Events •Ramer Cumberland Presbyterian Church We would like to invite you to come worship with us. Sunday school starts at 10:00 and Sunday services start at 11:00. •Lakeview Baptist If you are not able to attend church on Sunday, please watch us live starting at 10:05 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. on our website: September 18 •Revival New Vision Baptist Church, 65 Linsey Lane September 18 at 10:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Evangelist Jason Martindale and Music Evangelist Ricky McDonald. For information call 731-645-3121. •Union Grove United Methodist Church Revival Revival services September 18th thru 21st. Each night at 7:00 and Sunday night at 6:00. We will have a pot-luck supper. The Rev. Walter Cash from Cullman, AL will be the speaker each night. Special music each night. Everyone invited. September 24 24 Hour Revival Selmer First Baptist Church is having a 24 Hour Revival on September 24 and 25. The theme is “Anticipating the Return of Jesus,” with Evangelist Dr. Ron Herrod, former 1st Vice-President of the Southern Baptist Convention in 2010-2011. To start the event, there will be a pizza supper at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, with the revival service at 7 p.m. Revival services will continue on Sunday, September 24, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. All are invited to join the church family. September 25 • Cypress Creek 73rd Anniversary The 73rd church anniversary of Cypress Creek First Baptist, 14 Falcon Rd., Selmer will be Sunday, September 25th at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Caleb Williams of Zion Chapel MB Church, New Albany, MS. For more information call 645-8094. •Revival Chewalla Baptist Church Dr. Charles Fowler will be preaching in revival services at Chewalla Baptist on Sept. 25-28. Sunday’s service will begin at 6 p.m. and the Monday-Wednesday services will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Fowler, pastor of Germantown Baptist, has been the interim pastor at several churches in McNairy County. For more information, call 239-6222.

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The Navy Dept is in need of qualified typists and stenographers. All civilians in the Navy earn 26 annual leave days with pay and 15 sick leave. Entrance salaries range from $220 a month to $240. Typists must be able to type 40 words a minute and stenographers must be able to take dictation at 80 words per minute. This advertising is a public service by the Independent. Seaman Recruit James Vernon Huckabee, son of L M Huckabee of Route 2 Selmer, has transferred to Naval Training at San Diego, Calif. He enlisted for four years following his graduation form high school. Mrs Herman Wallace was hostess to W C T U members. Mrs C A Scott held an impressive white ribbon recruit services. Recruits were: Nan Robinson, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jo Dave Robinson; Lynn Earl Scott, son of Mr and Mrs Earl Scott; Alice Ann Hendrix, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ralph Hendrix of Bolivar. Robbie Surratt, daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Surratt, who is already a recruit, was present. Mrs George Scott led the program. Mrs Lloyd Carroll was hostess for the evening. Pfc Jimmie N Wright, of Route 4, Adamsville, was among 61 Tennessee veterans to return to the States from Korea. He will be allowed a furlough home before his next assignment.

4-H Baking Contest

Seven girls take part in 4 - H Baking Contest. In the Junior group: Janet Smith from Stantonville place first; Nila Qualls, from Acton, place second; Reba Lovings, from Leapwood placed third. Other entrants were: Alice Whitehurst from Acton, Jelva Treece, Leapwood. In the Senior division: Betty Jane Smith, Stantonville, place first and Sue Naylor, Finger, placed second. The McNairy County Quarterly Court was called in special session for the purpose correcting the tax rate passed at the last meeting. Esq L E Scott, chairman of the budget committee, explained the 20¢ error. Esq Scott made a motion to adopt 9¢ levy for Court House and Jail Maintenance. Seconded by Esq Jake Whitley. Esq R M Gean raised the question ‘will passing this item interfere with setting the school levy where it belongs at $1.50. He was assured by Esq Scott it would not interfere. Motion passed unanimously. Esq Scott made the motion to levy 6¢ for State Health Unit and State Dept for Crippled Children. It also passed unanimously. Esq Scott then made a motion to raise the school tax levy to $1.40. School Supt Taylor pointed out that the most of the school cost was paid by the state but the county had to pay its part.

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Mcnairy voices

looking back 60 years ago

by Nancy Wardlow Kennedy

Mail to: Letters to the Editor, The Independent Appeal, P.O. Box 220, Selmer, TN

Volume 107, Number 17, Wednesday, September 14, 2011

July 27, 1951

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Independent Appeal welcomes your opinion. Letters to the editor are subject to editing or omission for length, style or libel. All letters must include the writer’s name and signature, as well as a phone number and address for verification. The Independent Appeal does not publish anonymous letters. Letters deemed suitable for publication will run as soon as possible after receipt on a space-available basis. Because of space limitations, letters should be limited to 400 words, about two double-spaced, typed pages, one letter per person every 90 days.

The Selmer Board of Aldermen has settled the Cars for Kids lawsuit for $500,000. Question: What do you think about the settlement? There are no laws to compel any county to accept these fund and become an equalizing county. If the county fails to be an equalizing county, all school costs will fall to the county and more than double the tax rate. At the time the School Board budget was presented in April, few if any questions were asked and the court voted unanimously to pass the proposed budget then cut it in the July meeting. The State sets the teacher salaries and the county must comply. If the court only allows $1.40 the schools can open but many of the children that live off the main highways will be denied transportation from school and if any emergencies arise, schools may be forced to closed before the year is over. There are two routes without buses, one in the south part of the county and one in the north. One bus route was in the 9th district. Esq Churchwell and Esq Bolding stated they would try to find a private owned bus. Esq Earl Jones urged the county to take care of the schools. Esq Scott state the County Judge and County Road Supt were cutting their expenditures by $1,000 this year the school would have to take a cut of $4,000. 24 Magistrates voted for the $1.40 rate and 4 voted against. The editor called Supt Taylor and he stated the buses will only operate on the main highways and children on the side roads must provide a way to get to the buses or schools. Showing at the Ritz next week: Oh Susanna - The Baron of Arizona - Outrage - Tarzan And The Amazons - Blazing Bullets - Father’s Little Dividend. Cox’s community by Dottie Jean Cox: Sue Nell Cox, daughter of Johnnie Cox, celebrated her 8th birthday July 18. Mr Oliver Cox celebrated his 48th birthday July 22. Sulphur Springs by Miss Joyce Cox: We were sorry to hear that Mr Jim Kirk’s house burned last Sunday morning. Rose Creek by Miss Irma Plunk: Mr and Mrs Warren Blakely are receiving congratulations upon the birth of a son at Smith-Baker Clinic in Selmer. At present the little gentleman is staying at the home of his grandparents Mr and Mrs R D Nixon. Those taking part in the birthday dinner given for little David plunk’s 2nd birthday in the home of his parents Mr and Mrs Arbie Plunk, were his grandparents Mr and Mrs Daniel Plunk; Mr and Mrs John Goodrum; Norma Goodrum; Mr and Mrs Eugene Goodrum, Larry, Betty and Coy; Mr and Mrs J V Goodrum, Linda and James; Mr and Mrs Holland Floyd and Larry; Miss Irma Plunk, Mr Beuard Plunk. Little Howard shared honors with his grandfather Goodrum who was 51 on July 23. Those visiting were Mr and Mrs Leonard Sweat, Jerry & Linda, and Miss Sadie King. Pfc Louis Taylor is home

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Jackie Tull (Selmer):

Helen Palyok Selmer):

Sarah Weakley (Hornsby):

Trish Spicher Selmer):

Gordon Yopp (Selmer):

Leonard Hill (Bethel Springs):

Of course, it was a terrible thing and I think it’s time we put it behind us.

I think that’s a good thing. They need it for their pain and suffering. I’m in Criminal Justice. I think it was a good thing. The families need the money for their pain and suffering. It won’t bring the kids back or anything, but it could help with medical expenses.

I think it ought to have been more than that. Those people went through a lot.

I’m glad it’s over. I had a friend that was killed in that. I think it’s about time. I don’t know if the amount is good or not but it is about time. They’ve suffered long enough.

I think Cars for Kids is good. I think a lot of good has been done for the years. It’s a terrible accident that happened two years ago, but I still think it’s strictly an accident and I still think the town has a place for Cars for Kids and a lot of good will be done if it’s properly done and supervised.

That’s a lot of money.

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Letter to the editor

Saving Lives and Money I’m sure that most everyone who travels is familiar with the guardrails which are installed in areas which are hazardous to vehicular traffic. These guardrails are designed to save lives by absorbing impacts from vehicles which accidentally hit them for various reasons and to help contain the vehicle from ending up in a more hazardous location off

the roadway. The guardrails are destroyed when accidentally hit by an “out of control” vehicle and have to be replaced to their original condition in order to be able to save lives when accidentally hit again. I’m sure that the majority of motorists who have had the misfortune of running into a guardrail didn’t choose to

hit it, but we are expected to believe they did by what happens next. After a guardrail is destroyed, it takes months in some cases to be repaired or replaced. While waiting, an orange and white plastic barrel is placed at the accident scene as if to say, “Now don’t ya’ll hit this til it gets repaired or

replaced.” My conclusion to this is: That if an orange and white plastic barrel can keep motorists from accidentally running into hazardous areas, why not install them instead of the expensive guardrails and save lives and money at the sometime. Leon Wilson

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

• Master Sgt. Lonnie J. Ellis, Air Force • Kip Ellison • LCPL Dwight A. Emily Jr. • PV2 Jana Estes • Specialist Bryan Ray Ferguson • PV2 Skyler Gammill, US Army • Lydia Gillis, US Navy E3 • Malcolm Gillis E6, US Army National Guard • SSGT Stephen R. Graham • Daniel Gray, USMC Lance Corporal • SGT Rob Gray, US Army • A1C Stephanie Lynn Griffin, USAF • SSGT Dustin Hamm, USMC • PFC Isaac Harville • Lieutenant Colonel (Chaplain) Billy Hawkins • SPC Matthew Hemby, Army • SGT Brian W. Hendrix • SGT Timothy Hixon • Staff Sergeant Brian Lee Hood • Wes Huffman, Air Force • Private Alex Johnson, US Army • SGT Ricky L. Jordan, USMC • Army Officer 1st Lt. James Lax

• Sergeant Joseph Lilly • Captain Troy E. Mathis • 1st LT Jessica Mayfield, US Army in Iraq • SPC Ritchie A. McCrary • SPC Dustin McDonald • A1C Amanda K. McMillen, USAF • Joshua Lane Meek, Army • Jeffery Mitchell, Lance Corporal • SSGT Patrick Michael Moore, Nat. Guard • SGT Major Paula Norris • Pvt. Justin Overton, USMC • CPO Denise Picard Culverhouse • SPC Jeffery A. Pickett, US Army • SPC William Andrew “Andy” Pickett, Nat. Guard • SPC Robert H. Pittman, II • CPL James Scott Powell • CPL John M. Powell • Ernest Purez, Air Force • E4 Sophia Reinke • SGT. Charlie Rickman, US Army • John Robinson US Navy • S/ST Ryan Robinson Air Force • Angel Rodriguez, Petty Officer US Navy

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


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community events


Multiple Date Events • Open Forum at the Village Coffeehouse Open Forum at the Village Coffeehouse, 141 W Court Ave: now at 7:00 p.m. EACH Tuesday night. Come to discuss ways to be involved and work together in our community. September 15 • Republican Women Meeting The McNairy County Republican Women will meet Thursday, September 15th at 6 p.m. at Mulberry Manor. Details of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women’s State Convention at Pickwick Landing State Park on October 21-23 will be discussed. Everyone is invited to the meeting.

Mr. & Mrs. Benny Horton

50th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Benny Horton of Ramer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary September 1st. They have been blessed with 2 children and four grandchildren: Darcy and Matt Clifton of McCrory, AR, children Hannah 15, Abbi 12, Gideon 6 and Matt and Ravenna Horton and their son Ben, 10 months. Benny is retired from the Army as a Lt. Colonel. He presently serves as the minister of the Jerusalem Church of Christ in Farmington, MS.


Allison Paige Choate & Andrew John Toedebusch

Choate - Toedebusch David and Kellie Choate of Humble, Texas are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Paige Choate, to Andrew John Toedebusch, the son of Debbie and the late Tim Toedebusch of Washington, Missouri. Paige is the granddaughter of Betty and the late James Choate of Michie and Carolyn and the late Robert Replogle of Selmer. Andrew is the grandson of Shirley and Glen Toedebusch of Augusta, Missouri and Corky and Norma Jean Maschmann of Washington, Missouri. Paige, a recent graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis, with a M.A. Degree in History and a Museum Studies Certificate is currently employed at the University of Missouri - St. Louis Mercantile Library. Andrew is employed by Estes Express Lines. The wedding ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 10:00 am at the Hermann Hill Wedding Chapel, located in Hermann, Missouri. The couple plans to reside in St. Louis, Missouri.

Fall decorations coming to Selmer Farmer’s Market By Ricky R. Mathenia County Extension Director

The Selmer Farmer’s Market, located at 100 Front Street, has been a tremendous success this summer. Hundreds of people have been able to purchase fresh home-grown produce directly off the farm. Both growers and consumers have enjoyed a successful first year at the market. Now that summer is shifting into the fall season, the farmers will be bringing fall produce to town. This means

September 17 • Clay Wagoner Bluegrass Show The Clay Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass Show will be held Saturday, September 17th beginning at 6 p.m. at “The Marty” (Community Center) in Adamsville, TN. Performers for the night include: Crossroads Bluegrass, Flatwoods Bluegrass, and Heartland Bluegrass. Concessions available. Donations accepted for expenses of show. • Pick’n @ Pats Saturday night, Sept. 17. Featured band will be Riverstone. Free to the public. Bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes. For more information, call Pat at 645-6671. • Broom Corn Festival Selmer City Park 9 - 5 music,

folk art, food and fun. For information Facebook-McNairy Co. Broom Corn Festival or call Jack at 645-4823. • Leapwood Fire Department Fish Fry Leapwood Fire Department will have a fish fry September 17 at 5:00 at the Leapwood Community Center. Cost is adults $10 and children $5. All you can eat fish, chicken, fries, slaw, white beans, and dessert. Cake walk to follow. Please come and support the Leapwood Fire Dept. September 18 • Isbell-Causey Reunion All family and friends of the Isbell and Causey family are invited to the family reunion on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Finger Community Center in Finger. Bring a potluck dish for lunch and come enjoy visiting with family and friends. September 20 • Northeast Mississippi Job Fair Tuesday, Sept. 20 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Crossroads Arena in Corinth. For info. call 662-2873247 or Bring resume’ appropriate dress, positive attitude. Arrange for childcare beforehand. September 23 • Finger Volunteer Fire Dept. Annual Barbeque & Picnic Friday and Saturday, September 23-24 starting at noon Friday, all day Saturday. Fun, food & games. Parade at 10 a.m. Proceeds go to Finger Vol. Fire

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Special Brides ...

Lynleigh Parker Lain Butler September 10, 2011 Kirby Smith Andrew Carruth September 17, 2011 Chelsie Brown Greg Finenco October 15, 2011 Christie Clayton Adam Killingsworth December 10, 2011

pumpkins, gourds, squash and other fall favorites. For those looking for traditional fall decorating ideas, some local farmers have agreed to set up on Saturday, September 24, and Saturday, October 1, at the Selmer Farmer’s Market. They will be offering pumpkins, gourds, bales of wheat straw, bundles of corn stalks and other home grown products that everyone will enjoy. Come out and support our local growers on these dates and get ready to show your fall colors.

Always at Special Events!


Shellie Margaret Blanton & Jonathan David Delaney

Blanton - Delaney Thomas and JoAnn Blanton are pleased to announce the up coming marriage of their daughter Shellie Margaret Blanton of Adamsville, TN to Jonathan David Delaney of Saltillo, TN. The wedding is to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th at the Saltillo First Baptist Church, with reception to follow at the Saltillo Community Center. All friends and family are invited to join us in this happy occasion. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Nelious and Inez Young of McNairy County, and the late Cletious Blanton and Pearl Blanton of Adamsville. Shellie is a 2001 graduate of Hardin County High School. She graduated in 2004 from Northeast Mississippi Community College with an Associates degree in Applied Science. She is employed as a Dental Hygienist at Deaton Family Dentistry in Adamsville, Tennessee. The groom-elect is the son of David Delaney of Saltillo, Tenn. and Betty McClain of Adamsville, TN. He is the grandson of the late Delmer Delaney and the late Lucille Delaney Shackelford of Saltillo, TN and the late George Kimbrell and Carolyn Kimbrell of Medina, TN. Jonathan is a 2003 graduate of Scotts Hill High School. He is employed as a machinist at Tool Masters in Lexington, Tenn.


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sent. to 3 days, supervised prob. James A. Smith - promoting meth manufacture - bound over to Grand Jury; poss. unlawful drug para - bound over to Grand Jury; assault - pay costs, sent. to 39 days, no contact w/victim, supervised prob. until paid David J. Wilkerson - domestic assault - pay costs, sent. 11/29 susp. to 18 days credit time served, supervised prob. no contact w/victim Timothy L. Wells - assault fined $250 & costs, sent. to 16 days, supervised prob. 68 hours community service Zachary Williams - poss. unlawful drug para - bound over to Grand Jury; schedule II drugs: cocaine/meth - bound over to Grand Jury Anthony C. Wright - Forgery x 9 - bound over to Grand Jury; prevent/obstruct service of legal porocess - bound over to Grand Jury; initiate manufacture meth - bound over to Grand Jury; promoting meth manufacture - bound over to Grand Jury; poss. unlawful drug para - bound over to Grand Jury; schedule II drugs: cocaine/meth - bound over to Grand Jury.

bethel springs news By T. C. Williams Willie C. Sain & Chasity attended the birthday dinner in Murfreesboro for Charlie Martin last weekend. Theresia Horton and Sarah Shoate visited John Adams & family in Memphis last weekend and enjoyed the Labor Day celebration with a cook out. Shirley Williams, Theresia Horton and T. C. Williams attended the Jackson District Annual U.M.W. Day on Saturday in Lexington at the 1st United Methodist Church. Cynthia Hopson P.H.D. speaker, soloist, author of the book (I Do Everyday) co-authored with her spouse Rev. Roger A. Hopson, assistant to the Bishop also planned 2011 memorial service for deceased members of Dis-


trict 2012. District officers was installed. Snacks was served. Enjoyed by all. Saltine Hurst is doing better. Keep her in your prayers. Also L. C. Shelton is about the same. Rev. T. E. White, Jr. is better after a few weeks in the hospital, was discharged, entered the Veterans Home in Humboldt, TN. Much better. The kind of courage I require is patience when my spirit tires, when life itself filled with doubt, I need your love to help me out. Please help me, Lord without delay.

“Special Babies at Special Events!”

Baby Registry Tyla Soto • Due December 2011

Come see and Register your “Special” Baby at

Special Events Gift Shop 125 South Y Square Selmer, Tennessee 645-9637


New Hours for Fall ... Come shop with us on Thursday nights for treats and special sale items!


“Meet me at The River” Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. until ...




1 Prime Care Dr Selmer, TN (731) 645-7932

M-T-W-F 10-5:30 Thurs. 10-7 Sat. 10-4

Plastic Boat Race

Jet Ski Poker Run 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Food by Volunteer Fire Department BBQ and other food vendors Parade at 2 p.m.

Tiffany Gray, FNP

632-0611, Ask for Tiffany Anytime before 4 p.m.

Music all day, different artist including Elvis. Street dance at 7:30 p.m. with Doug Bartholomew Band


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Adyson Payge Prather

Adyson Payge Prather turns 2 Adyson Payge Prather turns 2 on September 7, 2011. She will have a ladybug party on September 10, 2011. Celebrating with her is her brother Timothy Todd, mommy and daddy. Also a host of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. We love you. Love, Mommy, Daddy and Timothy (baby brother)

McNairy County Health Care

A Gentle Man

By Dorothy Goodrum Contributor

Some day we are going to have a contest at McNairy County Health Care Center to see whose name is paged the most in one day. I’m not sure who would win but I am sure it would be a close race. One person whose name you will hear over and over is Dennis Bearden. No successful business can operate without a good maintenance department to keep everything running smoothly. At MCHCC our maintenance department is operated by a gentle man, Dennis Bearden Dennis Bearden. Dennis, his wife Sue and all of his horses call Bethel Springs home. He also has five children and five grand children that keep him busy. A welder by trade, Dennis is a master of all types of repair. He can fix anything. In August at Tennessee Health Care’s annual trade show and convention, Dennis was selected as maintenance man of the year. This is a very special award that was given to a very special person. Since I am not very mechanical, Dennis is really special to me. I depend on my gentle friend to repair all the tools our nurses use every day. He listens to my problems, offers encouragement and always has a friendly ‘hello’ to start every one’s day. He keeps us cool in the summer and warm in the winter. He is our painter, plumber, electrician and also our resident’s friend. What a man! When I talked to Dennis about his award he stated, “I come to work every day and work like I am working for the Lord. I do my best to please my boss.” He also stated he tried to live by what the Bible says when it states, “when you give a drink of water to the least of these, you do it to me.” One day when I asked about his favorite patient he said, “I like them all but one does stand out in my mind.” He recalled fond memories of a little man named George who, like Dennis, loved horses. He said they were great friends. On a normal day Dennis fixes everything from false teeth to the biggest machine we have. If I could tell you how much we all depend on Dennis you would understand why he won this great award. To Dennis, our tool man, you are the best, my friend! Thank you for all you do. Until next time.....

2011 Fall/Winter

Consignment Sale: September 15-17 Children’s and Ladies’ Consignment Sale

Located in the National Guard Armory 1232 Peach Street - Selmer, TN Beside Patriot Park Thursday - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Half-Price Sale Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Drake Bryson Wicker

Drake Bryson Wicker Adyson Payge Prather

Happy 2nd Birthday Adyson We love you. Love, Mamaw & Papaw Dowty

Drake Bryson Wicker turned 2 years old on July 30, 2011, and celebrated with a ‘Yo Gabba Gabba’ themed party on his birthday with family and friends. Drake is the son of Justin and Stephanie Wicker of Adamsville. He is the grandson of Michael and Shelia Smith of Adamsville and Wilburn Wicker of Corinth, MS. His great grandparents are Carnell (Rabbit) Smith of Savannah, Walt Turnbo of Selmer, the late Lyman and Edna McCormick, the late Edna Soto Inman, the late Betty Turnbo, all of Adamsville and the late Jamie and Mabel Wicker of Leapwood.

Bethel Springs Class of ‘61

Photo submitted

Row 1 - Sue Nell Moore, Joyce Tucker, Bonnie Hillard, Janette Barham, Kate Robinson & Patricia Chandler; Row 2 - James Robinson, Ester Payne, Barbara Russom, Gayle Sanders, Carol Jane Dennie & Prim Shelton; Row 3 - Delmas Brooks, Neal Lynch, Joe Dan Maness, Nelson Siler, Kay Rogers, Judy Lohman, Linda Frye, Ronnie Wilson & Donnie Wilson; Row 4 - George Droke, James Robbins, Tony Netherly & Raybon Moore. The Bethel Springs High School graduation class of 1961 celebrated their 50th Class Re-

union September 2 at Chickasaw Lodge. There were 45 in attendance and they enjoyed won-

derful food and reminiscing with classmates. Saturday the group enjoyed a meal at Catfish Cabin

and attended the Bethel Springs Alumni on Sunday where the class was recognized.

• Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting Selmer Senior Center will have 1st Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting, Saturday morning Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. For more information contact Hollie Knight at 645-7843.

• 2011 Crabb Family Reunion Saturday, Sept. 25 - lunch at noon at Eastview Civic Center at corner of Highways 45 & 57. Bring old pictures to share. For information call Carolyn Crabb at 731-610-6725 or Emodean Henson Smith at 731-645-5733.

from 1891 to about 1905. The most recent photo is dated 1919. Each month will contain a picture and a collage will be on the back inside cover. The calendars will sell for $10 if picked up at the courthouse or $12 if mailed. They make wonderful Christmas presents for someone who has McNairy county ties. Please mail your check to McNairy County Historical Society, P.O. Box 957, Selmer, TN 38375. This is a rush project and our cut- off date is September 30th, so please send your orders in immediately.


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Dept. For more info call 731934-4232. September 24 • Burnt Church Bluegrass Festival Formerly Whites School in Savannah 12:00 p.m. until? Admission $5 - Concessions served all day. Bring lawn chairs. Lots of bluegrass music. For more info call 731-925-8082 or 731925-1583. Proceeds go to Burnt Church Community Center. • Benefit for Matt & Summer Willis Benefit will be at Lakeview Baptist Church - All meals $7 all you can eat & kids ages 6 & under eat free - music & entertainment Donations for shotgun, country ham & hot tub. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. cake walk - auction immediately following cake walk - for tickets or info call 645-9777

September 25 • Veteran’s Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony The Stantonville Ruritan Club will host a flag raising ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at the newly constructed Veteran’s Memorial adjacent to the Stantonville Civic Center. All who served our country in uniform as well as the general public are invited to attend. The Ruritan Club will continue to raise funds for the final phase of the project which will include a stone monument to be constructed on site.

• Order your Historical Calendar before Sept. 30th The McNairy County Historical Society is offering a 2012 Calendar Historical to raise money for the Museum, which is in direct need of operating money. Our theme is centered on Selmer, the new county seat

Kids Exchange North Mississippi’s Largest Fall/Winter Consignment Sale

One Week Only!!! Same Great Location (former Big Lots Hwy 72 Corinth) Tues., Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat., Sun.,

Sept. 20th Sept. 21st Sept. 22nd Sept. 23rd Sept. 24th Sept. 25th

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.(some items 1/2 off)


All you can eat lunch buffet, salad bar, drink, and dessert $5.49 All you can eat seafood buffet Every Friday beginning at 5 P.M. We have gift cards for all occasions

Cateringg • Private Dining Wi-Fi

588 Mulberry Avenue • Selmer, TN 38375 (directly across from McNairy Farmers Co-op)

(731) 645-5827


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on furlough. Crooked Creek by Mrs Alma Holmes: the children and grandchildren met in the home of Aunt Etta Hockaday, honoring her with a birthday dinner. Mrs Geraldine Parham recently accepted work at the Selmer bus station. We express sympathy to the Brooks family in the loss of the husband and father Mr John Brooks. News Of The Colored: Mr and Mrs Matthew Gardner, Mr and Mrs Hershell Gardner, Mr and Mrs Alvin Gardner and children of Richmond, Calif; Mrs Augusta Jackson of Gary, Ind and Mrs Charline Smith and children of St Louis, Mo, were called home by the death of their father Mr Charlie Gardner. Mrs Gertrude Prather has returned home from Vanderbilt Hospital. Chewalla by Mrs Carl Crocker: Pfc Clay Gurley arrived to visit his parents Mr and Mrs Levi Gurley on furlough. O’Neal Johnson has been called back into active duty. Marriage licenses from January 1 to June 30 and date issued: Joe Martin Ozment to Audrey Mae Sipes, Jan 6, 1951; Bartee Burks to Katherine Durrell Cunningham, Jan 13, 1951; Lloyd Millard Austin to Jane Marie Baker, Feb 2, 1951; James Houston Flatt to Joy Agnes Weaver, April 14, 1951; David Lee Parr to Edith Carolyn Gibson, April 25, 1951; Laurel K Sanders to Estelle Williams, June 2, 1951; Garvin Owen Tate to Carolyn Jean Irvin, June 27, 1951; Guy Mack Replogle to Particia Ann Carroll, June 30, 1951. (My note: During this time nearly everybody went to Mississippi to get married because there was not a three day waiting period.) Annual Picnic at Finger, Tennessee - at McIntyre Grove - Saturday, August 4th. Plenty of Good Barbecue - Midwest Ice Cream - Ice Cold Coca-Colas Plenty Of Entertainment - No Gate Admission. Sponsored by Clarence Barham, Buel Tacker and Robert Harris. Ramer by Mrs J R Hamm: Mr and Mrs Nolen Sims and sons James Nolen and Charles have been attending his father, who is in a critical condition. Mrs F L Locke had a major operation in Corinth Hospital. Howard

Shelton and his wife were visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs Thetus Shelton, while on furlough from the US Army. Harvey King is also on furlough visiting his parents Mr and Mrs Elmer King and brother Ralph. Linda Hamm entertained the girls in her Sunday School Class with a television and slumber party. Attending were Janice and Glenda Taylor, Glenda Sue and Doris Opal Gooch, Betty Jean Moore and Elinor Vaughn . Andrew Lawson, son of Mrs A B Lawson and Miss Norma Weeks, daughter of Mr and Mrs Cordie Weeks of East View, were married in a quiet ceremony Saturday night. Mr Lawson is employed at Milan. Beauty Hill by Mrs E C Holland: Manley Boyd and wife left for South Haven, Mich where they expect to got to work. Mrs Elizabeth Burkeens went to Memphis to be near her infant son who is in serious condition. The annual Plunk reunion was held in the home of Mrs E C Holland. 67 people were present. (Not named) All the brothers and sisters were present except one sister, Mrs Maggie Daniels of Booneville, Miss, who was hindered by the death of her father-in-law. W A Hill and wife have moved back into their former house. Dividing Ridge by Mrs Ester Gately: Mr James Goff had the misfortune of getting one of his fingers cut off while working on a car. Mr Elvis Bullman had the misfortune of getting his arm broke. Mrs Ester Gatley is suffering from a very bad knee injury, Gravel Hill by Mrs Opal Gray: Glorydeen Patrick spent Sunday with Nancy Wardlow. Pct Willie D Washburn is home on furlough before he sails to Europe. Rocky Knob by Katheryn Booker: Miss Sula Bishop is attending school in Nashville. Mr and Mrs J D Boyd are proud parents of a baby boy born July 18. We will have church at Rocky Knob Sunday night, July 29. Notice to creditors: Estate of John L Brooks. Carl Brooks, Administrator. Notice to creditors: Estate of Mrs Etta Bishop. H K Maness, Administrator. Stantonville by Mrs Edgar Smith: Pvt Garvin Chandler and his brother, Troy are both home on furlough, visiting their par-

ent Mrs and Mrs Carl Chandler. Mr and Mrs Ben Sweat and his mother Mrs Hettie Sweat and sister Dorothy visited with Buster Sweat stationed in Florida. Pfc James Glidewell is home on furlough with his mother Mrs Patie Glidewell. West Shiloh by Miss Zaida Fullwood: Mr and Mrs Bill Fullwood, Mr and Mrs Jack Fullwood attended the Lions Club Banquet at Southside School. The young people of the church went on a hay ride at Rhea Springs. We had 130 boys and girls in Vacation Bible School last week. Mrs James Gray attended the funeral of the great grandmother, Mrs Alice Varnell in Jackson. Russell Gray is home from Kennedy Hospital in Memphis. Thurman Sowell is home on furlough for the weekend to visit his parents Mr and Mrs Elmer Sewell. Miss Georgia Faye Waller and Troy Shelton were married in Corinth Saturday night. Burns Community by Mrs T J Wilds: The people around here are about to get done hoeing cotton. Mr and Mrs Leonard Farris are rejoicing over the arrival of a new baby girl. She has been given the name of Martha Levern. Mr Bedford Raines is not any better. Selmer by Mrs Terry Abernathy: John Ramer McComic, son of Mr and Mrs R D McComic, is home on furlough. A letter from Gene Burks, chief radioman, in Tokyo informs that he is well. Mrs Bettie Sue Battles is reported in a serious condition. Mrs Sam Perkins underwent surgery in Boonville Hospital and is doing better. Dr R M Smith is the new dentist in Selmer. His office is over Hodges Store. Dr and Mrs Smith have moved into a house on Fourth St. He is the grandson of Mrs G E Smith. In the home of Mr and Mrs J E Crabtree, Miss Rebecca Williams became the bride of John S Mattox, son of Mr and Mrs Harley Mattox. Nuptial was presented by Miss Nancy Crabtree and Miss Lola Bess Basinger was vocalist. Miss Jo Ann Mattox was maid of honor. A reception followed in home of the groom’s parents with Mrs Ann Clifton assisting. They will make their home in Memphis where he is in Pharmacy School and she is a receptionist for a dentist. Miss Sara Nell Lunceford, bride-elect of Claude Watt was

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honored with a shower by Misses Annie Lou Robinson and Jo Ann Barr. The wedding will take place in John Wyatt’s rose garden next Saturday night.

Joe Alexander 1950 census: McNairy County 30,390. Selmer 1,754. Adamsville 925. Bethel Springs 627. Mr and Mrs Will G Clifton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter, Mrs L E Ellis. Mr and Mrs Clifton have four children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. All were in attendance except a son-inlaw Mr Hugh Cantrell and one grand-son-in-law Mr Floyd McClearen. Hunting and Trapping Regulations: Squirrel season open Oct 1 - Jan 5 - limit 12. Bobtail Quail Nov 22 - Jan 25 - limit 16. Bull Frogs June 1 - Mar 31- limit 20. Raccoon and Opossum Nov 1 - Jan 31 - no limit. Mink and Muskrat Nov 15 - Jan 25 - no limit. Beaver and Otter - no open season. Dog training: Fox and Rabbit Hound and Bird Dogs year around open season. Raccoon and Opossum Hounds only during hunting season. Open season year around and no bag limits: Skunk, Civet Cat (spotted Skunk) Gray Fox, Weasel, Bobcat, Groundhog. Great Horned Owl, English Sparrow, Crow Blackbird, Crow, Cooper’s Hawk, Cormorant, Starling, Bluejay, Sharp-skinned Hawk, Black Buzzard, Turkey Buzzard. News Items About The Young Folks: those swimming at Chickasaw last week: Bet-

tye Steele, Betty Martin, Betty Greene, Alice White, Evelyn Brannon, Marjorie and Virginia Steadman, Inez Kirk, Junelle Johnson, Barbara Fulghum, Betty Robertson, Jo Ann Barr, Dudley Dancer, Clayton Ott, Dr James Ray Barr, O V Erwin Jr, Ray Hamm, Freida Moore, Martha Jane Smith, Wayne McClain, Ann Wright, Speedy Moore, Peewee McCullar. Flowers For The Living goes to Mr Joseph Hill Alexander, 80 years old, though not born in Selmer, has lived here most of his life. He has watched it change from plain farm land to the way it appears today. Mr Joe, as he is called, was one of several children born to Winslow Sidney and Louisa Merrill Alexander, pioneers of McNairy County. He was born March 25, 1871 about two miles northwest of Adamsville. While still a teen he moved with his parents to New South - as Selmer was then known. The name New South appealed to Mr Joe and he still thinks it is a better name than Selmer. He and his brother Lee tended farm land on the very spot that Selmer now stands. On July 1890, an election was held to select the location for the County Seat. Selmer was chosen and a cotton field was changed almost overnight to a town. In May of 1898 he married Miss Fannie Williams and to this couple two children were born. Miss Fannie, as we all know her, has watched along with her husband, the many changes taken place since they came to Selmer. They have lived on Pharr Ave for many years. Mr Alexander helped build the old court house, the one in the center of the street and the old jail. These building are gone, but will long be remembered by many. He was a carpenter by trade, and helped erect many of the old buildings in our town that have long ago given way to more modern ones. He remembers the first enterprise to come to the New County Seat was the Selmer Milling Co which he helped to build. This was a 60 barrel roll Flour Mill. Although always interested in politics, even to the extent of helping build up the Republican Party in the county, he had little desire to hold public office. At one time he was county coroner and later a school com-

missioner. He was a member of the County Court when the bonds were voted to put the two highways through Selmer. ‘This is the one thing that really started our town to expanding,’ he mused. He is a member of the Christian Church. James H Hamm, age 76, died at his home in Guys July 21, 1951 after four years of illness. The funeral was held at the Guys Christian Church with Bro A L Bishop, Bro Emmett Ramer and Bro Lloyd Ramer conducting the services. Survivors are Lewis Ramer Hamm, Mrs O H Beck, and Clyde Hamm; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Pallbearers were: Albert Houston, Howard Houston, Murray Houston, Lacy Hamm, Halle Hamm, Jim Hamm. Shackelford Funeral Directors in charge. He was buried in Houston Cemetery. The grave is unmarked. Funeral services for Mrs Docia Barnhill, age 92, were held at the First Christian Church and her remains were laid beside her husband at Oakhill Cemetery. She died at her home in Shreveport, La July 22, 1951. She was raised in the Chewalla Community and the widow of J T Barnhill. They lived at their country home near Chewalla until about 1893 when they moved to Selmer. After his death in 1909 she moved to Shreveport, La. She was a member of the Christian Church. She leaves surviving her, a son Virgil Barnhill of Sand Fernando, Calif and a daughter Mrs Lessie B Lea of Shreveport, La. The body was accompanied here by her son and daughter and Miss Minnie Lea. Mr Thomas Everett Milstead passed away July 22, 1951 at his home near Hunter’s Store Community. He was 51 years of age and funeral services were held at Hornsby Baptist Church. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife; three step sons, O’Neal Jernigan, Quinnie Jernigan and Austin Jernigan of Selmer; his mother Mrs Samantha Milstead of Bolivar; two sisters, Mrs Margie Hodge and Mrs Homer Maxwell of Bolivar. Mr Milstead lived most of his life in hardeman county. Pallbearers were: Hebron Lacefield, Beuard Plunk, Arlie Plunk, Pearl Nixon, Charlie King and Dee Kiser, all of Selmer. Shackelford Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Life Tabernacle 1353 Hwy. 142, Selmer Thomas Davis, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Baptist: Freewill: Meeks Grove Freewill Baptist 1030 Tommy Sanders Rd., Stantonville Interim Pastor: Bro. Jetta Forsythe

Locke Rd. Baptist Locke Road, Selmer Jim Outland, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. / Wed. 7 p.m.

Lighthouse Baptist Church 1780 Mulberry Ave. Selmer Jorgen Runquest, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Primitive Baptist: Better Hope Primitive Baptist 4235 Leapwood-Enville Rd., Adamsville Elder Gene Gist, Pastor First Sunday of each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. with song service, preaching at 11 a.m.

Adamsville Freewill Baptist Church Old Shiloh Road Adamsville, TN 38310 Marcus Morrow, Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m. Selmer Primitive Baptist Church Sunday night 5:00 p.m. (with exception of 1st & 3rd Sunday) 331 Falcon Rd., Selmer TV-18 Program 1st & 3rd Sunday at 3:00 p.m., Elder Clinton Barnett, Pastor Wednesday night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. 3rd Sunday Each Month: 10:30 a.m. Solitude Freewill Baptist Church 414 Meeks Rd., Adamsville Shane Thompson, Pastor Sunday: 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Independent: Calvary Baptist Church Hwy. 22 North, Adamsville Pastor: Jimmy Cates Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Faith Baptist Church 1301 Peach St., Selmer Dr. S. Freed Ware, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Baptist Church 1308 High School Rd., Selmer Pastor: J.D. Matlock Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. First Baptist Church Finger Finger-Leapwood Rd., Finger Rev. Bobby Bray Sunday School: 10 a.m. Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.


Southern: Central Baptist Church 675 Dowty Road, Selmer Bro. Oscar White, 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. • Wed.: 7:00 p.m. Chewalla Baptist Church 190 Chewalla St., Ramer Richard Doyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Clear Creek Baptist Church 1728 Lawton Rd., Selmer Chuck Castles, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 8:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Covenant Baptist Church 6515 Hwy 57 East, Michie, TN 38357 Pastor: K. Brian Rainey Music & Youth Director: Cameron Miller Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 7:00 p.m.

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Cypress Creek First Baptist Church 14 Falcon St., Selmer Pastor: Clifford Wynn Sunday School: 9 a.m. Worship: Sun. 10 a.m. / Wed. 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.

Eastview Baptist Church Hwy. 45 S., Eastview, TN Rob Burnes, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Ramer Baptist Church 3899 Hwy. 57 West, Ramer James Young, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Falcon Baptist Church 777 Falcon Rd., Selmer Bro. Mark Hoover, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 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.

First Baptist Church of Adamsville 222 West Main Street, Adamsville Phil Mitchell, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m.

Unity Baptist Church Unity Church Road, Ramer Dr. Ronald Meeks, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs 142 Jackson St., Bethel Springs Ben Martin, 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 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. First Baptist Church of Selmer 310 W. Court Avenue, Selmer Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Forty Forks Baptist Church 672 Ed Barham Rd., Bethel Springs Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church 2370 Friendship Rd., Ramer Bro. Joy Foster Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Good Hope Baptist 678 Good Hope Church Rd., Adamsville Tim Elrod, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Grace Baptist Church 1255 Connie Smith Rd., Selmer Nate Penland, Pastor Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:15 p.m. Gravel Hill Baptist Church 86 Tom Baker Rd., Ramer Pastor: Bro. Eric Jones Church Phone: 645-6776 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Lakeview Baptist Church 877 W. Cherry, Selmer Bro. Harold King Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday: 10:15 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 6:15 p.m. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 6185 Rowsey School Rd., Bethel Spr. Rev. Mike Hollaway, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday Discipleship Training: 5 p.m Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Litt Wilson Rd., McNairy, TN Bro. Danny Rowland, Pastor Sunday: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. New Vision Baptist Church 65 Linsey Lane, Selmer George Kyle, Pastor Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m. Sunday Night: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Olive Hill Baptist Church 46 Olive Hill Church Lp., Guys, TN Cody Hill, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

West Shiloh Baptist Church 282 W. Shiloh Church Rd., Stantonville Bro. David Simmons, Pastor

Church of God of Prophecy:

Church of God of Prophecy Hwy. 22 N., Adamsville Butch Kephart, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 1642 Curtis Hill Church Rd., Bethel Springs Richard Horner, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy 3886 Main St., Bethel Springs James Lawson, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.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: 7:00 p.m.

Church of Christ: Acton Church of Christ 9389 Hwy. 22 S., Michie Joe Story, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adamsville Church of Christ 243 E. Main St., Adamsville Ray Wilson, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Cypress Tank Church of Christ 2645 Cypress Tank Rd., Pocahontas Dr. Brian Jackson, Minister Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Eastside Church of Christ 1366 E. Poplar, Selmer Luke DeLavergne, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Forrest Hill Church of Christ Forrest Hill Subdivision Hwy. 45 S., Selmer Donald Woods, Minister Fourth Street Church of Christ 142 N. Fourth St., Selmer Jeremy Weekley, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Liberty Church of Christ 1005 North Liberty Road Michie, TN 38357 731-239-4500 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 5 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Stantonville Church of Christ 8228 Hwy. 142, Stantonville Larry Redmond, Minister Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Church of God: Bethel Springs Church of God 1814 Buena Vista Rd., Bethel Springs Aaron Moss, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Center Ridge Pentecostal Church of God 910 Center Ridge Rd., Bethel Springs Rev. Terry Resley, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 Sunday Morning Service: 10:45 Sunday Night Service: 5:30 Wednesday: 7:00 Piney Grove Church of God 888 Rose Creek Rd., Selmer Rev. Tracy Sanders, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

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Sulphur Springs United Methodist Located on Sulphur Springs Rd., Selmer Jim Barber, Pastor Children’s Church: 11 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Union Grove United Methodist Pleasant Site Rd., Selmer Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday School: 10:20 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:20 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study: 6 p.m.

Mt. Vinson United Methodist 2100 Tommy Sanders Rd, Stantonville Glen Scott, Pastor Worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 Pentecostal: Beauty Hill Pentecostal Church Limon Gage Road Bethel Springs, TN Pastor: Jonathan Tubbs Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Bethel Springs United Pentecostal 3591 Main St., Bethel Springs Jeff Young, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Court Ave. Cumberland Presbyterian Church 234 W. Court Ave., Selmer Ben Luttrell, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.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.

Mt. Vernon CP Church 3101 Mt. Vernon Rd, Ramer Jeff DeWees, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.

The Sanctuary of MPC 54 Pentecostal Ave., Milledgeville Rev. Jimmy Kelly, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m., Youth 5:30 Wednesday: 7 p.m.

New Salem Cumberland Presbyerian Church 453 New Salem Rd., Bethel Springs Earl Phelps, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.

Gateway Holiness Chapel 2342 Refuge Rd, Bethel Springs Michael Price, Pastor Sunday: 2 p.m. Thursday: 7 p.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, TN Pastor: Albert Brown Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Methodist: Adamsville First United Methodist 225 E Main St., Adamsville Rev. Dr. Toni Watson Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Buena Vista Methodist Church Tull Road, Bethel Springs Jim Barber, Pastor Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 265, Selmer Rev. Mike Pilcher, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: Supper 6:15 p.m. & Studies 7 p.m. Lebanon United Methodist Church 250 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Stephen Webb, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. New Hope United Methodist Church Sticine Road Michie, TN Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Pastor: David Harstin Pebble Hill Methodist Ch. 2768 Chambers Store Rd., Michie Rev. Alvin Jones, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Stantonville United Methodist Church 8351 Hwy 142, Stantonville, TN David Harstin, Pastor Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.

Presbyterian: Bethel Springs Presbyterian Church 59 4th Ave., Bethel Springs Rev. Dr. Larry W. (Bud) Sizemore Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Bethesda Presbyterian Church 50 Bethesda Loop, Selmer Bro. Chris Dancer, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church USA 800 Poplar Ave., Selmer Dr. James Jones, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Mount Sharon Presbyterian Church 108 Mt. Sharon Rd., Adamsville Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Roman Catholic: St. Jude the Apostle 1318 Poplar, Hwy. 64, Selmer Rev. W.H. Arnold, Pastor Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. 1st. Saturday: 8 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: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Other/Non-Denominational: A New Beginning Sol Coulston Rd., Bethel Springs Kenneth Kitchen, Pastor Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Believers’ Church 1431 Peach St., Selmer Bill Linam, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

First Christian Church 133 N. Third St., Selmer Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

City of Refuge Church 300 Emmons Rd., Selmer C.A. “Skeet” Jackson, Pastor Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Faith Pointe Church 440 Hwy. 64, Adamsville Marcus Whitman, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Fellowship Church 142 South Y Shopping Center Selmer, Tennessee Wednesday - 7p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. For info call 731-434-0097

Moores School House Full Gospel Fellowship Church 115 Tull Road, Selmer 731-646-1837 David Paseur, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Harvest Bible College Harvest Evangelistic Intl. Ministries Inc. 349 Old Hwy 45 S, Guys Roger Reece, Pastor Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Nights: 7 p.m. Petra Ministries Church 393 S. 6th Street Selmer, TN 38375 Phone 731-434-1002 Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday Night: 6:00 P.M. Thursday Bible Study: 7:00 P.M. Pastors, Paul and Bonnie Young

Greater Evangelical Ministry 1854 Airport Rd., Selmer Frank M. Holiday, Pastor Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 12 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Life Wind Covenant Church 63 Linsey Lane, Selmer Barry Bishop, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Safe Harbor Church 1514 Peach Street, Selmer Bro. Paul Henley, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. World of Truth Church Hwy. 57 West, Ramer Larry Cooksey, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. God’s Way Church 1121 Peach Street, Selmer Kerry Sanders, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Thursday night: 7 p.m.

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How important are rivals? By Amanda Lowrance Sports Writer

A rival is not a personal enemy. Rivalry consists of being equal to another in quality or ability or being in competition with. In the eyes of the coach, players, or community the rival is unworthy of the win. Talent has taken a backseat in Amanda the reformed Lowrance definition of a rival and instead, bragging rights are publicized. The excitement of the game draws in the oversized crowds and as they take their seats they are separated to one side or the other. After choosing which side you’re on, you wait in the bleachers or on the sidelines with a nervous, anxious feeling in the pit of your stomach. For the players and the team, the rivalry is even more intense because everything is dependent on their performance. On top of uneasiness and stress taking over, there is that enormous amount of pressure to deal with as well. As far as our county rivalry, most of these boys have grown up together, live next to each other, or are kin in some way. For these players it’s as if they are playing their family or their brother in what the spectators have been convinced is a rival. The coaches are really easy going about facing someone local. It’s all in good fun, but they would still like to win. Year after year, and with every team there are rituals conducted to prepare for a particular matchup. One thing that everyone is resentful of is losing. Losing is a big part of the game. Losing against the teams’ biggest rival could damage their entire season because of a lack or loss in honor. Believe it or not, most people would rather root for the underdog versus someone who they know is going to win or someone who has won several years in a row. That’s just one of the many thrills to watching sports; seeing a team overcome and defeat the odds. There will always be a losing team. What is losing? Is it falling short to a better team, is it that you have not worked hard enough, or is it a feeling that you’re just not worthy? Sports were made for the competition, but they were also made for fun. Somewhere in there you must draw a line because competing can make a team suffer, especially when the bar is raised. Instead of saying we lost, maybe we could say we came in second. (The views expressed in this column are the opinion of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Independent Appeal or its owner.)

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Three in a row Cardinals begin new streak with 47-22 win over Bobcats

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Under pressure, Bobcat quarterback Hayden Kiestler releases a touchdown pass in the third quarter Friday night. By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

The Adamsville Cardinals defeated the McNairy Central Bobcats 47-22 giving AHS wins in three consecutive games against MCHS, the longest streak in school history. “I guess we downplayed [the rivalry],” said Gray. “We didn’t want to make it a big deal... They never let it get any bigger than it was. I told them, ‘The monkey is not on our back.’’” Lendon Martin Memorial Stadium was buzzing last Friday night with the sound of excited football fans, eager marching bands, chants from cheerleaders, and a persistent hum from what seemed like hundreds of vuvuzelas. In an unprecedented move, the Adamsville and McNairy Central marching bands joined together to lead the crowd in the playing of The Star Spangled Banner, exemplifying that no matter how heated the history between Selmer and Adamsville can be, we are all still united under one great flag. The game, like any good rivalry game, had its chippy moments and hard licks, but it also had a tremendous amount of penalties. A total of 25 flags were thrown mounting 230 penalty yards between the two teams. AHS’s Zak Neary got the Cardinals off to a hot start out of the gate on Adamsville’s first play from scrimmage, sprinting for a 70-yard touchdown run. Senior Josh Shoate intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown on the next Bobcat drive, but a block in the back brought the score back. Quarterback Dalton Plunk hooked up with Jalen Kendall for a 23-yard touchdown pass on the proceeding Adamsville drive. Dustin Plunk’s extra point was true and the Cardinals enjoyed a 13-0 lead as the first quarter came to an end. On the next AHS possession, junior running back Hayden Reece capped off a 9-play drive with a 29-yard touchdown run. Another successful extra point try gave the Adamsville a 20-0 lead. Shoate caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Plunk with 1:16 left in second quarter, and Adamsville went into their locker room up 27-0 at halftime. On the Cardinals’ second drive of the third quarter Kendall caught his second touchdown pass of the game when quarterback John Reed Odom found him for a 42-yard completion. AHS was up 34-0 after a suc-

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Senior wide out Jalen Kendall (2) sheds a Kerby Gray (21) tackle during his 42-yard touchdown reception.

cessful extra point attempt. MCHS quarterback Hayden Kiestler put the Bobcats on the scoreboard with 3:21 remaining in the third quarter when he connected with fellow senior Juan Macias for a 28-yard touchdown pass, making the score 34-6 after the missed extra point. Jerret Mood gave the Central sideline a shot of life when he forced a fumble on the next drive, returning possession to the Bobcats. MCHS took advantage of the turnover when senior Kerby Gray became the recipient of a 9-yard Kiestler touchdown pass. Kiestler found senior tight end D.J. Lynum wide open in the back of the end zone on the 2-point conversion attempt, and the Bobcats cut the Cardinals’ lead to 20 at the end of the third quarter. Plunk punched in 1-yard run from the goal line on Adamsville’s next possession. Dustin Plunk split the uprights for the fifth time and gave the Cardinals a 4114 lead. Kiestler forced his way into the end zone on a short run with 5:14 left in the game, and the Bobcats trailed 41-22 after a successful 2-point conversion. Neary found pay-dirt for the fourth time in the 2011 season on a 5-yard touchdown run with 2:01 left in regulation to give Adamsville a 47-22 lead, solidifying a victory and claiming football bragging rights for the Cardinals until next fall. Despite outscoring the Cardinals in the second half, the Bobcats could not overcome Adamsville’s 27-0 lead at halftime.

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Bobcat and Cardinal captains stand midfield awaiting the coin toss before the big game. “I thought it was a tale of two different teams. The first half wasn’t the team we prepared all week,” said MCHS Head Coach Jim Glover. “I don’t think we performed up to our potential in the first half. In the second half our players came out and competed. We came back and made it a game. We did some things that we hadn’t been able to do earlier in the season with our passing game.” Kiestler carried most of the offensive load for the Bobcats after standout running back Jack Smith suffered an ankle injury early on, completing six passes for 113-yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 17-yards and a touchdown. Smith had 10 carries for 52-yards before his injury. Justin Sutton ran for 19-yards on six carries. Mood had seven touches and gained 21-yards offensively while picking up 12 tackles and a forcing a fumble on defense. Macias had 14-yards receiving and a touchdown on two catches, and Austin Gafford recorded two receptions for 64-yards. Kerby Gray caught a 6-yard touchdown reception, and had10 tackles. J.T. Davis had four tackles in the game. The Bobcats gained 222-yards on offense, but only managed to pick up five first downs while giving up 15. The Cardinals jumped out to an early lead in the annual match-up for the McNairy County Championship and never looked back as they pounded out 446-yards of total offense in route to a 25-point victory. Kendall had his best game of the year offensively for the Cardinals catching five passes for 96-yards and two touchdowns. He also gathered 21 kick return yards on the night. Neary carried the ball 22 times for 219-yards, scored two rushing touchdowns, and recorded two tackles on defense.

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Josh Shoate (18) leaps over MCHS defender Tyler Shumate (13) and snatches the ball away before taking it to the end zone for six points. Shoate had one catch for 17-yards and a touchdown, one interception, four tackles, and 26 return yards. Plunk had four completions for 55-yards and two passing touchdowns, and also rushed for a touchdown. Odom completed two passes for 53-yards and one touchdown. He also gained 5-yards rushing and had a tackle on defense. Reece carried the ball five times for 51-yards and one touchdown, and recorded two tackles on defense. Senior Taylor Alexander had nine carries for 59-yards and three tackles on defense. Josh Lunsford led the Cardinal defense with seven total tackles. Seniors Josh Burks, Chase Gunn, John Blakley, and junior Seth Killingsworth each had six tackles in the rivalry game. Senior safety Kasey Hurley picked up four tackles in the contest, and sophomore defensive lineman Bradley Hornbuckle had three. Blake Edwards, Bradley Elam, Josh Chappell and Colton Williams each had one tackle. Dustin Plunk made five of his seven extra point attempts and only had to punt once, but managed to pin the Bobcats inside their 10-yard line on his only try. “Our offensive line did a good job, and all of our running backs did a good job,” said Gray, “and I felt like Odom and Plunk threw the ball well. They were six for nine. Anytime you can do that it’ll help your run game, and any given night, any three of our guys can have a good game.” The Cardinals, ranked 7th in the Jackson Sun’s Dirty Dozen, improved to 3-1 on the season, and will host the Scotts Hill Lions in their second district game Friday at Lendon Martin Memorial Stadium. Both teams are 1-0 in District 15-A. “We want to make a run in the playoffs,” said Gray. “If we can play a team like McNairy Central and be successful, as well coached as they are, I feel like we’re doing something.” Glover knows his team is going to come around, and hopes that it all comes together in their next game. “The team and the coaching staff are very appreciative of the support the fans are giving us,” said Glover. “Our team is working hard... We’ve got to keep that up and we’ll get to where we want to be.” The loss drops the Bobcats to 0-3 overall going into their district match-up against the Jackson South Side Hawks at home Friday night. Both teams are 0-1 in District 14-AA play.

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Casey Akin (8) returns a kick in the first quarter while Seth Killingsworth (22) pursues.


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County junior high teams collide Bethel, Adamsville remain unbeaten inside county

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Tata Newsome pushes through Michie defenders George Davis, Trace Goodwin, and Cameron Hockaday to get a Rebels’ first down. By Amanda Lowrance Andrew Alexander Sports Writers

Bethel- 54 Michie- 16 Blue and green packed the stands at the home of the Bethel Springs Rebels as they held onto an undefeated record and defeated their first county opponent last Thursday 54-16. “I’m proud of the guys,” said Bethel Coach Brian Franks. “They played hard. I thought we did pretty well. We are setting at 3-0 right now, 1-0 in the county. We’ve got four more games to go. We want to get 7-0 and be the county champions. That’s our goal, to be county champions.” The game began with a kickoff to the Michie Blue Devils and two plays later, Bethel’s Darwin Kelly recovered a fumble and took it 23-yards for a touchdown. The two point conversion was picked up after a toss from Quarterback Dylan Crabb to Tata Newsome, setting the scoreboard 8-0 with more than five minutes left in the first quarter. Kelly intercepted a Michie pass at midfield and brought it back near the 20-yard-line. Newsome carried the ball in for the touchdown and the score jumped six points after an unsuccessful two-point conversion. A fresh eight minutes lit up on the scoreboard after the buzzer sounded to end the first quarter at 14-0. Bethel carried over possession to the other side of the field and began with a third down on the 42-yard-line. Less than a minute ticked off before Newsome rushed for 38-yards and celebrated a touchdown in the end zone. A flag was thrown on the two-point conversion attempt as Crabb crossed the goal line and the refs called a block in the back, a penalty of 15 yards. The second attempt at the conversion was no good due to an incomplete pass and the score remained 20-0. Rushing 45-yards, Kelly picked up his second touchdown of the game after a turnover on downs by the Blue Devils. Michie blocked a pass to the end zone to prevent the twopoint conversion and the score weighed 26-0 with two minutes left in the first half. Newsome scored another touchdown and the extra two points before time expired giving Bethel 20 points in the second quarter alone. After a halftime score of 34-0 the teams parted ways and the cheerleaders took turns performing for the crowd. The Rebels began the third with a 69-yard kickoff return by Kelly to the end zone for a touchdown and a run by Newsome for the two-point conversion. With a 42-0 lead, Coach Franks subbed in players from the sideline. Newsome recovered a fumble before leaving the playing area, giving Bethel a first down at the 43-yard-line. Hunter Ross traveled across the goal line for a Rebel touchdown. After a failed conversion the score was

48-0 with two minutes to go in the third. Dylan Whirley put points on the board for Michie after a 60yard run. Center Trace Goodwin broke the defensive line for the two-point conversion and the third quarter finished 48-8. In the fourth quarter, 6th grade Michie Quarterback Clint Coleman threw a 17-yard pass into the end zone to Alex Browder. Whirley received the toss from Coleman and brought in two more points for a score of 48-16. Michie’s die hard effort to never give up played through until the end, even with a final touchdown by Kelly on a 70yard kickoff return. The final was 54-16 after a Michie last chance pass was completed and downed at the 30-yard-line. “They’re a good team,” said Michie Coach Michael Cleary. “They have really good backs. They have three or four people that can run the ball at will. We got to do a better job at tackling. We have struggled all year.” Newsome had eight attempts rushing for 108-yards gaining three touchdowns for Bethel Springs. Kelly had two attempts for 65 rushing yards and one touchdown. Ross had two rushing attempts advancing 20-yards with a gain of one touchdown. On defense for the Rebels, Kelly led with eight tackles. Beau Barnes, Dalton Gates, and Jeremy Harris had four tackles each. Newsome and Anthony Harris made three tackles and Allen Bright, Mykeal Hudson, and Dakota Dixon each had two tackles. “I think you can learn something from anything,” said Cleary. “You can learn something from a one point loss or you can learn something from a blowout. This wasn’t really a blowout, but they won hands down.” Coleman was given 13 attempts and ran for 67 rushing yards. Dylan Whirley had two rushing attempts gaining

56-yards and one touchdown. Alex Browder had two receptions from Coleman gaining 25 receiving yards and one touchdown. Trace Goodwin and Cameron Hockaday led the Blue Devil defense with two touchdowns each. “Adamsville is coming up the 22nd and that will be our toughest competition,” said Franks. “They have won the county championship three times in a row and we are going to try to unseat them. It will be a great game. Everyone needs to try to come out and watch it.” Michie continued on the road with 12-0 loss to Southside Reagan in Henderson County, and will play on the road again Thursday against Middleton. Bethel will compete Thursday against their second county team in Ramer. Adamsville- 28 Ramer- 14 Adamsville Junior High School left Ramer last Thursday with a 28-14 victory after a game that pitted two undefeated county teams against one another. “It’s always tough playing at Ramer,” said AJHS Head Coach Michael Harvill. “They are a scrappy football team and are well coached... We were happy to get the win against this good football team.” Bobby Moore got Adamsville going in the first half scoring two rushing touchdowns to give the Junior Cardinals a 14-0. Before the half ended, Ramer’s Bryant James bolted up the field to score a 49-yard touchdown on a one play drive, cutting the Cardinal lead to six after the successful 2-point conversion attempt. James came out on the Eagles’ first drive of the second half and threw a 38-yard touchdown strike to Logan Essary tying the game 14-14 after a failed 2-point conversion attempt. After the ensuing kickoff, the Cards found themselves with possession at midfield. Moore got the hand-off on the first play of the drive and streaked down the sideline for a 40-yard touchdown run putting AJHS up 20-14. Ramer continued to move the ball well on offense after receiving the kickoff down six points until an interception by Adamsville’s Dakota Banks returned possession to the Cardinals on the Eagle 35-yard-line with a little over three minutes remaining in the third quarter. AJHS chewed five minutes off the game clock as they drove down the field on a 10play drive that was capped off by a 5-yard Moore touchdown run. Noah Martin punched the 2-point conversion attempt across the goal line and the Cardinals went up 28-14 with 6:39 remaining in the fourth quarter. Ramer saw two more offensive possessions before their time expired, but could not manage to mount a comeback

saddling the team with their 69 yards on offense. Logan Rob- practice by practice, and game erts had five carries of 22 rush- by game,” said Lions Coach Larfirst loss of the 2011 season. ry Williams. James accounted for two ing yards and 6 tackles. Selmer went on to AdamsJeremiah Sanders had five touchdowns, one passing and one rushing, and the majority carries of 40 yards and Briley ville in their next game, takof Ramer’s 149-yards of total of- Taylor had three carries of 12 ing the loss, and then matched yards. Grant Goodman had five up against Hardin County last fense. Essary gained 39 receiving tackles and Casey Coleson had Thursday and fell 36-14. Statistics for that game were not proyards on two catches for the one pass interception. “We are building day by day, vided. The Lions are 1-2. Eagles and had a touchdown. Moore’s four touchdowns on 238-yards rushing led the Cardinals’ offensive production. He also had four tackles on defense. Trevor Reece had 80 rushing yards and two tackles in the game, Martin gained 19-yards on the ground and had six tackles on defense, and Dakota Banks had 21 rushing yards, three tackles, and one interception. Devin Cooper led the Cardinal defense with 11 total tackles, and Hutch Hefner had six tackles of his own. Zack Howell, Ben Chrestman, and James McDonald Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander each had three tackles, and Joseph Keeton, Derryck Irwin, Cardinal James McDonald (32) pulls Ramer’s Kody Moore (44) and Benji Smith had two tack- down for one of his two tackles in last Thursday’s 28-14 win. les apiece. Adamsville remained unWine beaten in the county going into Tasting their game Monday against every Thursday Hardin County with a 3-0 re3-6 p.m. cord. Unfortunately for the Cards, HCJH was ready for them, handing Adamsville their first loss of the season 30-16. Ramer fell to 2-1 with the loss and headed to Mississippi to take on Tishomingo County Monday night. The Eagles could not manage to get their offense going and came home with a 2-2 record after the 14-0 defeat at the hands of Tishomingo.


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MCHS places 2nd in district tournament By Andrew Alexander

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Kelly Beth Ernest finished with 113. Adamsville’s Taylor Hutton had the third best individual female performance of the afternoon, turning in a 104 for the Cardinals. The AHS boys did not fare as well, finishing the tournament with a team score of 363 to land them in seventh place. Hunter McSwain led the Cardinals with an 87. Trevor Griffin shot an 89, Jacob wallis finished with a 90, and Dylan Gattis carded a 97. The Madison Mustangs won the tournament to defend their title as District 15 A-AA champions. Trinity Christian Academy finished three strokes behind MCHS to finish third and grab the final spot in the Region 8 A-AA tournament that will be held Monday at TRGCC.

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McNairy Central and Adamsville competed in the District 15 A-AA golf tournament last Monday attempting to advance to the region tournament next Monday. The Bobcat golf team advanced to the region tournament after finishing second in the district tournament held in Decatur County’s Tennessee River Golf and Country Club with a score of 311. Blake Chandler was Central’s best individual performer shooting a 76. Dakota Roden finished with a 77, Jason Kirk turned in a 78, and Matt Chandler carded an 80 to round out the Bobcat scoring. MCHS’s female golfers place third in the tournament, finishing with a team score of 218. Valarie Jones shot 105 and

Solid week for Bobcat golfers By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

It was a good week for the Bobcat golf team as the boys’ and girls’ squad won matches over Scotts Hill, Riverside, and Jackson South Side. MCHS @ TRGCC The Bobcat and Lady Bobcat golf teams came out victorious in their final match of the regular season last Thursday at the Tennessee River Golf and Country Club in Decatur County by defeating Scotts Hill and Riverside with team totals of 151 for the boys and 100 for the girls. The Bobcat boys’ team total was 28 strokes better than Riverside’s 179, and 66 strokes better than Scotts Hill’s 220. The Lady Cats’ finished six strokes ahead of the Lady Lions, as Kelly Beth Ernest’s 48 landed her in the medalist position. Valarie Jones shot 52. Jason Kirk’s even-par-35 earned him the medalist honors for the boys. Matt Chandler and Stuart Littlejohn both shot 38, Blake Chandler turned in a 40, and Dakota Roden carded a 41. MCHS finished their regular season Tuesday, and headed into the District 15A-AA Tournament at the Tennessee River Golf and Country Club in Decatur County looking to bring home a district championship. SSHS @ MCHS McNairy Central’s Dakota Roden me-

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daled once again for the Bobcats finishing his round Tuesday at Selmer Golf and Country Club with a 1-under-par 35 to lead MCHS to victory of Jackson South Side. The Bobcats team score at the end of the match totaled 153, 39 strokes better than the Hawks’ 192. Blake Chandler finished at even-par with a 36, Jason Kirk posted a 40, and Matt Chandler and Stuart Littlejohn matched 42’s in route to the Bobcat win over their district opponent. Central’s boys’ and girls’ teams went on to play Scotts Hill and Riverside at Decatur County’s Tennessee River Golf and Country Club, which will host the district tournament this year.

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Kaitlyn West, Gabby Garland, Olivia Mitchell, Molly Grace King, Allie Ray gather with their parents for Eighth Grade Recognition along with Principal Brenda Armstrong and Coach Mellanie Surratt. By Amanda Lowrance Sports Writer

“I’m proud of my girls and their effort in their game against Bethel,” said Michie Coach Alicia Day. “Bethel is a good team and battled hard. We were proud to pull off the win.” Winning pitcher was Lauren Rhodes, who went three for four in the batter box. Bethany Bennett and Lauren Foster was two for four. Extra base hitters were Robin Moore, Brooke Bennett, Margie Coleman, Makaila Keymon, Haylie Crum, and Kayla Jarnigan. Bethel went scoreless for the first two innings and made a giant effort in the third bringing home six runs. In the fourth and final inning, they got within three runs of tying by picking up two runs. Lady Rebel Katie Turner took the loss in the circle, accompanied with a record of 1-3. Emily Martin, Brittany Nixon, Turner, and Meghan McCalvin were two for three at bat and Macee Rowland went two for two. “The last half of the season will be exciting and fun,” said Coach Surratt. Michie played at Ramer and Selmer played at Bethel after press time last Tuesday. Game results will be provided in next week’s copy of the Independent Appeal.

The Selmer Lady Lions recognized their eighth graders on Sept. 6 as they hosted the last home game of the season versus the Ramer Lady Eagles and the Michie Lady Blue Devils hold onto their undefeated 4-0 season with a victory over the Bethel Lady Rebels. After a focused, hard-hitting win of 13-5, Selmer held their eight grade ceremony showering roses and gratitude from Principal Brenda Armstrong, Coach Mellanie Surratt, parents, family, friends, and fans. “We are getting smarter on our base running skills and coming around with more power hitting than at the first of the year,” said Coach Surratt. “A special thanks to Morgan King and Jacey Whirley for helping Coach the Lady Lions this year.” The win boosted Pitcher Hailey Dawson to a 3-1 record. Selmer had a total of nine hits. Allie Ray was four for four at bat with two singles, one double, and one triple. Mollie Nash hit three singles and Selika McCord had one triple and one single. The Ramer Lady Eagles made three hits scoring two runs in the second and three in the fourth inning. “Chloe Swann caught a fly ball in left field with two on base,” said Ramer Coach Vonda Jobe. “Allison Sweat caught a popup and threw the ball to second baseman Madi Rose Hammock in a double play to end the third inning.” Est. 1991 Sarah Brown, Allison Sides, Sweat, Swann, “For All Your Insurance Needs” and Hammock each hit a single. Sara Steen finished with a single and an RBI. Jimmy Howell • Justin Howell “We made some errors in the field but continue to improve,” said Coach Jobe. “Olivia Harris pitched a good game. We hit the ball well, and I was proud that the girls didn’t give up.” With the home field advantage Michie won 16-8 over Bethel. The Lady Blue Devils made 13 hits scoring three in the first inning, eight in the second, and five in the fourth.


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AHS golfers defeat Lions, Panthers By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

Hunter McSwain led the Cardinals’ golf team to a victory over the Scotts Hill Lions and Riverside Panther last Tuesday at the Tennessee River Golf Club in Decatur County by carding the best individual round of the day with a 36, earning him medalist honors. Adamsville finished with a low team total of 163, 22 strokes better than Riverside and 53 strokes better than Scotts Hill. Jacob Wallis finished third individually with a 38 on the par-35 golf course, Dylan Gattis placed fourth with a 44, Trevor Griffin ties for fifth place with a 45, and Zach Blakely wound up tied for eighth place turning in a 50. Taylor Hutton’s 46 made her the best female performer of the day, earning medalist honors after finishing with a four stroke edge over her closest competition. The Cardinals finished their regular season with a record of 6-9 overall, and began the District 15 A-AA Tournament Monday at TRGC.

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Back stage at the football games By Amanda Lowrance Sports Writer

When the football players take the field, the coaches are noticed and so are the players and cheerleaders, but much more is going on behind the scenes to make the events possible. Consistent preparation for any event takes a lot of work, especially for 70 or more players. Parents, coaches, players, cheerleaders, fans, athletic trainers, and managers are all involved in creating a successful group, team, or family. “They are as much a part of the team as the starting tailback is,” said McNairy Central Head Coach Jim Glover. “None of this is possible without the support staff.” At every game, practice, or event, there is someone cleaning jerseys, locker rooms, filling water bottles, pumping up footballs, packing for away games, videoing and observing the team’s performance, and gathering records and statistics. “We have to come to every practice fold pants, hang up jerseys, clean the locker room, sometimes we have to wash practice stuff, and do the water duties,” said water girls, Gabi Owens and Christi Hurst. There are some hardships for the young managers that come with the job and in its place maturity steps in. “If a coach tells you to do something and then another coach tells you to do something, it gets confusing a lot,” said manager Aaron McBride. “You have to find your own way to do it.” The hot temperatures not only make team thirsty, but cranky, especially when performance is an issue. “It’s hard when the guys are in a bad mood,”

said Owens. “The coaches can’t do it all and the guys can’t get it for themselves.” There is always the occasional spat or argument that comes along with the job just like any other family would go through, but the managers have grown to the team just as the team has grown to the managers. “I like the players and the coaches,” said McBride. “The players give me high fives and I help them out.” The joys come from the recognition and gratitude presented from the team. “We want them to get and to enjoy all the success, all the good things that happen to us, and we include them in everything that we do,” said Glover. The mocking and rudeness is not usually from the team, because the team depends on them when they are struggling or are hurt on the field. “People that disrespect me, I just ignore it,” said McBride. Managers build confidence from the willingness of the team to give them support. Daniel Gant, former graduate and player for McNairy Central, has seniority over the managers. Gant’s duties include doing anything and everything to help out his fellow Bobcats. Statistician Jimmy Johnson can be seen on the field at every game, paying attention, keeping statistics, and supporting the team. “You get real close to the people here,” said Johnson. “Coach Glover takes care of us.” Together everyone forms to make a happy and determined Bobcat family. “Without them it’s back on the coaches to have to do all this,” said Glover. “They make our work so much easier. We really appreciate them.”

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(Above) Under the hot temperatures, Jacob Jones asks the players if water is needed at every given opportunity. (Below) Gabi Owens and Christi Hurst rush out onto the field carrying water and a sense of relief to the Bobcat players during a huddle.

Tough week for Lady Bobcat volleyball MCHS goes 2-4 in last six matches By Andrew Alexander Sports Writer

MCHS @ Scotts Hill The Lady Bobcat volleyball team were victorious in their match last Monday against Scotts Hill improving their record to 6-9 overall. Tierra Lusk led the Lady Cats with 25 service points, seven aces, five kills, and five digs. Brianna Bodiford led the team in assists with 15 and also had six service points, three kills, and five digs. Tiffany Winebrenner led the team in kills with 13 and had four service points, three aces, five digs, and two blocks. Mikaela Rowland had 10 service points, five aces, three digs, and one kill. Emily Kennedy had six service points, three aces, two kills, and four digs. Rachel Burns had five service points, four kills, one ace,

and one block. Callie Horton came away with six service points, two aces, and seven digs. Zipporah Woods finished with nine kills and three blocks. McNairy Central went on to host district opponent Jackson South Side Tuesday evening. MCHS 25 23 25 25 SHHS 12 25 14 7 FHU Tournament The Lady Bobcat volleyball team traveled to play in a tournament put on by Freed-Hardeman University last Saturday, playing very close matches with all four of their opponents. McNairy Central beat South Gibson in their first match, but fell to Jackson South Side, Milan, and Middleton before their day was through. Tiffany Winebrenner had 10 aces, 12 kills, 25 digs, and six blocks in the tournament.

Emily Kennedy had 15 aces, six kills, and 10 digs. Brianna Bodiford had four aces, five kills, 10 digs, 32 assists, and one block. Tierra Lusk had three aces, 11 kills, 19 digs, and two blocks. Callie Horton had eight aces and 42 digs. Zipporah Woods had 2 aces, 10 kills, three digs, and three blocks. Rachel Burns had five kills and two blocks. Mikaela Rowland had one kill and 11 digs. Macee Taylor had two aces, two kills, two digs, and one assist. Morgan Williams had three digs. Central’s 1-3 record in the tournament gave them an overall record of 5-9, and they are 1-3 in district play. They went on to play Scotts Hill last Monday. Match #1 FHU: MCHS 20 25 15 SGHS 25 12 12 Match #2 FHU: SSHS 25 27 MCHS 20 25 Match #3 FHU: Milan 25 25 MCHS 19 21 Match #4 FHU: MHS N/A 22 15 MCHS N/A 25 13


Liberty @ MCHS McNairy Central’s volleyball team took on Liberty Technology Magnet High School at home last Thursday, but fell to the Crusaders in three straight sets, 25-19, 25-16, 25-23. Emily Kennedy led the Lady Cats with 11 service points, five aces, two digs, one kill and one assist. Tiffany Winebrenner recorded seven kills, seven digs, five aces, and two blocks in the match. Brianna Bodiford pitched in with nine assists, one kill and one block while Rachel Burns contributed four kills and two blocks. Senior Tierra Lusk had six digs, one kill and one assist, and senior Callie Horton had seven digs and two aces. Mikaela Rowland picked up five digs and a kill, and Zipporah Woods had four kills and an assist. The loss dropped Central’s overall record to 4-6 and 1-3 in the district as they headed into tournament play at Freed-Hardeman University last Saturday. Coming into last Thursday’s match against Liberty the Lady Cats had faced a tough strings of matches, losing to Jackson South Side, Lexington and Milan, but picking up a district win against Fayette Ware in the process. Liberty 25 25 25 MCHS 19 16 23



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102 - for rent KENNETH SWEAT Rental: Committed to providing safe & affordable family friendly homes 1,2, & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses, trailers, & houses. NO pets!! NO Crack/Party Houses!! Ref & deposit required. (731) 610-0807, (731) 6453130 (TF) ALEXANDER APTS. in Adamsville: 2 bedrooms & Townhouses w/stove/ref furnished. Washer/Dryer hook-ups included. Call Sonya @ (731)926-0507 or Charlotte @ (731) 727-4823 (TF) ECONOMY INN Motel: Low weekly rates. Free wireless internet, microwave & refrigerator. (731) 645-6155 (TF) Oakwood Apartments in Selmer: 1 bedroom. $325.00 mo. 2 bedroom. $350.00 mo. Both require deposits. No pets. 731-610-2877 or 731-6455288. (TF) Apts. for rent near downtown. Good neighborhood. 3 Bedroom upstairs for $295; 2 Bedroom upstairs for $275; 3 Bedroom downstairs for $325; References & deposit required. 731-439-2900. (TF) 3 Bedrooms 2 Bath. Central heat & air. Stove. Refrigerator. Storage building. Free yard service. No pets. $550 plus deposit. Near McNairy Central. 731-645-2877. (TF) 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Central heat & air. In Selmer. No pets. 645-5288. $375 plus deposit. (TF) Mobile Home For Rent: 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath. 7 miles West of Selmer. Rent $250.00 plus security deposit. 645-3950 or 610-0796. (17) For Rent: a large, 1 bedroom mobile home in Adamsville. No pets. $250 monthly. 632-1299 (17,18) For Lease: 2 bedroom 1 bath house in Selmer, new paneling and carpet on corner lot $475.00 plus deposit. Discount for seniors. Call 645-3220 or 439-7086 (TF)


automobiles 201 - autos We have 1997-2008 Jeep Wrangler parts, 1996-2004 Ford Mustang GT Parts, Start building your DEMOLITION DERBY CAR for Sept. 9-10. Rules @ Raceway Auto and Truck Parts. 731-925-8000. (TF)

201 - autos

401 - for sale

404 - pets/livestock

2001 Ford Focus White 4-Door, Auto, A/C Rebuild Engine, Extra Nice 731-925-7771 $3450.00 (TF)

10 X 16 Utility Building. Double doors, treated wood. $99.00 per month. Price includes tax and free delivery and set up. Secure Building Hwy 45 So., Corinth, MS. Call 662-4158180. (16,17,18,19)

Stop scratching and gnawing. Promote healing & hair growth. Stamp out ITCHAMCALLITS! Shampoo with Happy Jack Itch No More, apply Skin Balm, add Tonekote to diet. Mid-South Farmer Co-Op (545-3238) ( (15,16,17,18)

1998 Honda Odyssey Van. Grey. Looks, runs and drives good. Great Condition. Ready to go. 731-925-7771 $3450.00 (TF) 1997 Ford F-150 Super Cab. 3-door, Black and Silver, 4.6, Auto. Real Nice. 731-925-7771 $3950.00 (TF) ‘99 Crown Victoria, White, LS, good condition; Whirlpool tub, new, still in box. Call 645-6532. (17) 2001 Kia Sephia. White, 4-door. Auto, A/C, Great Car. 731-925-7771 $3250.00 (TF) 1991 Corvette 350 Tuneport Auto. All original. Been sitting up. Fiberglass Perfect. 731-925-7771 $3500.00 (TF) 2003 Suzuki Aero, White, Auto, Cold A/C. Only 75K. Great Car. 731-9257771 $3950.00. (TF) 2004 Monte Carlo SS, Black, Runs, looks and drives great. 731-925-7771 $4450. (TF) 1998 Sharp Black 4 WD extended cab Silverado. Call Monday thru Friday (731) 439-3052. (17)

203 - equipment Mahindra Tractors & Implements, Full line of Vermeer Hay Equipment. D & C Hay Equipment, LLC Hwy 117, 4 miles South of Adamsville. (731)632-3608. (TF)

204 - recreational 16 ft boat (no boat trailer). Will trade for what you have. Prefer outside lawn or picnic set. 731-645-5860. (TF)

For Sale: 2001 Honda Rancher 2X4, $1950.00 OBO. Bowflex $750.00 OBO 731-610-3409. (17,18) Oak dining table with 8 chairs, glass front weighted china cabinet, curio cabinet. Great condition. $600.00 for all pieces obo. Call 731-646-1476. (17)

FREE KITTENS: All females. 8 weeks old. Call 632-5085. (17)


Scupadines for Sale. Please call 731-645-3918. (17)

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402 - wanted

Quick Comfort Heating & Air for all your heating and air needs. Call anytime 731-926-5330 (14,15,16,17)

Buying scrap metal and junk cars. Paying up to $500. Call 731-610-8827. (TF

Prentiss County Surplus Auction Prentiss County Agri Center Sat., September 24, 2011 10:00 a.m. Ms Lic #295 662-728-0743 Open Sale Consignments Welcome

HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? Advertise it in the Independent Appeal classifieds for best results. Call 645-5346.


113 North 2nd Street Selmer, next to Independent Appeal. Please call Ann at (731) 645-3241 days

(731) 645-4255

511 - Buena Vista Rd., Bethel Springs - $169,000 * Home w/ lot Amenities * Partial Finished Basement * 5 Bedrooms * 1 full & 3 halfs baths * Fenced Yard * In ground pool * Att Dbl gar. * Detached Shop

DANCERS WANTED: No experience necessary, must be 18 years old. Make money and have fun. Also, part-time bartender and waitress. Call Cherries after 5 pm, Monday thru Saturday. 662286-2877. (17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24)


Injection pump, injector rebuilding, lift pumps, filters, turbos, etc. West Tenn Diesel 731-925-2710. (TF)

Carla Hall Broker/Owner

Full time position - Noland Company, Inside/Counter Sales. Apply in person w/resume at 845 Florence Road, Savannah, TN. Previous sales experience required. HVAC & plumbing knowledge a plus. (17)


Saturday September 17, 2011 10:00 A.M. Selmer, Tennessee North Park The Selmer Police Department will be selling the following surplus, abandoned, and seized vehicles. 1. 2001 Saturn


3. 1996 Chev. Pickup


2. 1995 Ford Explorer 4. 1994 Olds 88 5. 1993 Saturn

6. 1992 Chev. Cavalier 7. 1997 Chev. Malibu


2111 - Gilchrist Rd., Adamsville - $7 9,900


* ranch Style * fenced Yard * carport * 5.5 ac +/* 3 Bedrooms * 2 baths * full porch * garden spot

401 - for sale QUALITY USED CELL PHONES: Just insert your SIM card! Located @ IT’S A BARGAIN, just south of Wal-Mart on Hwy 45. Farm Fresh eggs and lots to look at, Check out our guitars and music stuff! Sale each week! (TF) Dell laptop $400 under warranty. Also laptop repair. 731-925-6183. (TF)

1111 - Court Ave.., Selmer - $85,000 * Commercial Building * 4000 sqft Plus * Great Location * 2 Baths* Kitchen * 2 Dressing rooms* Corner Lot


1410 - Crestwood Dr., Saulsbury - $28,000 * Gated Community * 4 lakes * Club house * Secluded living * Carport * Lg porch * Patio area * Sun room * Garden spot * Seller will consider all offers.

1610 - Eldie Foster Rd., Selmer - 142 ac.+/- of mostly wooded land, some cleared fields, and a spring on the property. $166,900. 3611 - Hwy 64 W., Selmer - Old home place, with barn still on the property. Wooded and open 2.80 ac +/- located out of town. $15,900.

McNairy County Health Care Center 835 E. Poplar Ave., Selmer, TN 38375 Positions open for


(12 hour night shift) Excellent Benefits!!! • Holiday Pay • Vacation • Sick Leave • Health & Life Insurance • Length of Service Bonus

• Employee of the Month/Year • Perfect Attendance Bonus • Safety Bonus • 401K Profit Sharing Plan • Scholarship Awards •Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Please apply in person Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.


No Trespassing or Hunting.

SUBCONTRACTOR, HOUSE leveling, Rotting sills replaced, Floors, plumbing and tile. OVER 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE!! Phone Doug Butler @ (731)239-8945. FREE ESTIMATES (TF)

215A Court Ave. Selmer, TN

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731-645-6040 731-453-4597

Vicki Lindsay Property located on Dunaway Rd, Sulphur Springs Rd, and Felix Taylor Rd.




Conn Student Trombone & Upright Piano

Looking for a good home for a very loving female pit bull. Blonde, blue eyes, age not clear. Call 934-0638 (17)

For Sale: Good oak wood, reasonable price - criso bridge seal for some 20 ft long. Call 731-439-7119. (17)

We Buy Scrap Metal, Specializing in Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUV’s. WE PAY CASH!! Will pay top dollar for buses, combines, big trucks and heavy scrap. Free pick-up. Will pay over $500 for some vehicles!! NO TITLE NEEDED!! (731) 610-8666. (TF)



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8. 2007 Nissan Versa (wrecked) 3N1BC13E67L362363 9. 1985 Ford Pickup


11. 1997 Nissan Sentra


10. 1997 Nissan Sentra 12. 2000 Ford Mustang

13. 1999 Ford Expedition 14. 1984 Chev. Van

15. 1993 Toyota Camry 16. 1995 Eagle Vision

17. 1997 Dodge Pickup 18. 1998 Ford Ranger

19. 1984 Mercedes 190 D 20. 1986 Ford LTD

21. 1997 Plymouth Breeze 22. 1992 Pontiac Firebird

23. 1993 Cadillac (wrecked) 24. 1981 Chev. Pickup

25. 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix

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26. 1989 Toyota Corolla Wagon JT2AE92W9K3264193 27. 1997 Dodge Stratus


29. 1999 Cushman Haulster


28. 1998 Nissan Pathfinder

30. 1996 Cushman Haulster

31. SM-60 Ditch Bank Cutter

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32. 1992 Case International/695 JJE0012922 33. 1993 Kawasaki Motorcycle



Wednesday, september 14, 2011 501 - professional services AGREED DIVORCES $299.00 plus court costs. 645-8557. (TF) Track Hoe and Dozer Work. Call 731-610-8666. (TF) Looking for homes or churches to clean in McNairy or Hardin Counties. Reasonable rates, references provided. Call 632-9424 or 645-1375. (14,15,16,17) Seeking to sit with sick or needy. Experience sitter. Call 745-7627 or 610-9098.


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TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust executed the 15th day of June, 2007, by OLIVE BRANCH PROPERTIES, LLC, a Mississippi limited liability company, to MARTIN W. ZUMMACH as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, under Deed of Trust Book 388, pages 933-941, in Instrument No. 58318, as assigned in Deed of Trust Book 388, page 1348, in Instrument No. 58507, as corrected and

collaterally assigned in Deed of Trust Book 403, pages 18091820, in Instrument No. 78646, and modified in Deed of Trust Book 397, page 1364-1368, in Instrument No. 70016, and in Deed of Trust Book 401, pages 905-909, in Instrument No. 75316, the undersigned having been named as Successor Trustee under Appointment of Successor Trustee of record in Deed of Trust Book 403, page 1821, as Instrument No. 78647, in said Register’s Office, and the owner of the debt secured thereby having requested the undersigned to advertise and

sell the property described in and conveyed by said Deed of Trust, all of said indebtedness having matured by default in the payment of a part thereof, at the option of the owner, this is to give notice that DEREK E. WHITLOCK, Successor Trustee, will on Thursday, September 22, 2011, commencing at 1:00 p.m. at the East door of the McNairy County Courthouse in Selmer, Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property, to-wit: Situated in the County of

Shelby, State of Tennessee: Property Address: 830 Mulberry Avenue, Selmer, Tennessee 38375 Tax Parcel No.: 100-9.07 Property Description: Lot 1, Harold Knight Subdivision, as shown on plat of record in Plat Book 197, page 440, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said property. Other Parties Interested in said Sale: SCOTT BATTAGLINI and COMMUNITY BANK, NORTH MISSISSIPPI

All rights and equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, homestead and dower, are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but DEREK E. WHITLOCK will sell and convey only as Successor Trustee, subject to any and all unpaid taxes, prior liens and/or encumbrances of record, and subject to rights of tenants in possession. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another date certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and




Sept. 17th, 8:00 - 4:00 Sulphur Springs Road, Selmer Tools, scooters, 5 gallon aquarium, baby items & clothes, pictures, Fenton glass & more home decor. Also furniture for home & outdoors, cedar trunk, hall tree, sofa table & more. Variety of adult clothing, shoes & purses. Rain or shine


WED., THURS,. FRI., & SAT. 148 New Bethel Road

Dressers, headboards, footboards, girls bike w/training wheels, ride-on toys, chandelier, shoes, clothes, coat rack, end tables, furniture, misc. For information call 610-3365.


Friday & Saturday 7 a.m. until ? 12970 Hwy 45 N - Finger (By the Finger Water Tower) Women & men’s clothes, knick knacks, shop tools, too much to mention. Lots & Lots Cheap

COMMUNITY YARD SALE 8 Families Several Houses on Crabtree Road Lawton, TN “Look for signs!” Thurs. Sept. 15 & Fri. Sept. 16 7 am - until

Linda King - C. Mullins - P. Evans - J. Browder - Pearsons - Channing Carroll - K. Marlow - Danny Browder

YARD SALE Saturday, Sept. 17 7am until ? 50 E. Smith Lane off of Sherry Lynn Drive 1st road pass Finger Water Tower.

Little bit of everything, plus size clothes, McD’s toys, lamps, Some new items also.


Saturday September 17


Friday, September 16 7:30 - 4:00 3 Families 455 Puron Rd

Hickory Flatt Community 2 miles from Adamsville off Old Stage Rd.

Small futon, pictures, lamps, chairs, purses, shoes, clothes, turkey gun, & other household items

Cancel if rain


Saturday, September 17th 7:00 am - 4:00 pm 2875 Friendship Rd. Ramer, TN LARGE SALE Furniture, clothes, books, household items. If rain, move to Sept. 24th No earlybirds

YARD SALE at the home of Malcolm Lambert Hwy 64 E. in Selmer Sept 17, 8:00 - until

Lots of items

Lots of clothes, purses, sheet sets and loads of other things. Too much to mention. First time this year. If it rains, it will be the following Saturday



198 Tammy Drive 64 W, watch for signs

166 S. 5th Street Selmer, TN Friday, Sept. 16 & Saturday, Sept. 17 7 am - until

Tools, houseware, complete hobby kiln, music boxes, bells, glassware, and more


Large selection, clothing, household items, books, etc. 100% of proceeds go to St. Jude Hospital

HUGE MOVING SALE Saturday, September 17th 6 AM - 4 PM 8411 Hwy 57 E Michie, Tn

Last house on right going East before 57 & 22 crossing Furniture • Antiques Household items • Car

Sept. 15th and 16th 7 a.m. 6415 Pleasant Site Rd Michie, TN Furniture, bookshelves, tools, leaf vac, gas scooter, 16 ft. trailer, barbie car, folding tables, 10x10 canopy, 2 man boat Please call 439-3799


Friday and Saturday Sept. 16 and 17

6749 Hines Gin Rd.,Selmer call 645-7775 for directions Couch, table, entertainment center, glass, tools, books, computer parts, exercise bike.

Priced to sell. Rain or Shine

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Saturday 17th 8:00 until ? in Finger

2177 Finger-Leapwood Rd

Hwy 199 - 2 Family Yard Sale Furniture, children’s clothes, little girls sizes 5-10, a lot of gymboree, ladies sizes 6-12. Other items too numerous to mention.


TOO MUCH TO MENTION! Lots of clothes, shoes, bedspreads, jewelry, tools of all kinds, tires

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Volunteer Home Care of West TN is now taking applications for private duty CNA cases in the Selmer, Bolivar, & Bethel Springs areas. Contact us @ 731-847-8250


JESSE H. FORD, III Attorney at Law


3566-C North Highland, Jackson, TN 38305


Mortgage Professionals, Inc.


116 W. Court Ave, Selmer, TN 38375 731-646-3559 731-506-4199 866-699-0974 visit us at:

Local Insurance Agent looiking for a full time professional candidate with strong communication skills and the ability to support multiple people in a very fast-paced environment. This position requires a background in customer service to assist the Agent in producing growth through activities to maintain and retain existing customers. Some of the skills that will be necessary are as follows. • Possess a strong ability to multi-task • Relate in a confidential and professional manner • Strong Computer skills • P&C license required There is excellent compensation and all training is provided. Please send resume to:

Insurance P.O. Box 340 Savannah, TN 38372






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Qualifications: Be able to work in a team-oriented environment Be Safety & Quality minded Have a good, stable work history Pass a pre-placement drug screen and physical Must have 2 forms of valid ID’s (drivers license, Social Security card, birth certificate, etc.) WE OFFER: $9.50 per hour starting pay, top out $10.50 Team Profit Share Bonus after 90 days Family Health Insurance (medical, prescription, dental, vision, life & disability) Vacation after 6 months 8 Paid Holidays 401(k) Retirement Plan with 100% match Advancement Opportunity

If interested, apply in person at: Clayton Savannah 2600 Hwy 226 Savannah, Tennessee 38372 across from the Savannah Airport No phone calls, PLEASE




1) no house payments for the rest of your life 2) no income or credit qualifications! 3) you continue to own your home FOR HOMEOWNERS AGE 62 OR OLDER

Dean Vanover

Equal Opportunity Lender

Page 10B v Independent Appeal 503 - public notices place for the sale set forth herein. DEREK E. WHITLOCK, Successor Trustee ......7559 15, 16, 17 TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated the 13th day of June, 2008, and recorded in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, in Trust Deed Book 392, page 2815, and modified in Trust Deed Book 397, page 2359, Arlie D. Reaves, Jr., conveyed In Trust to the undersigned Trustee the property hereinafter described to secure the payment of the indebtedness described in said Deed of Trust to Central Bank, Savannah, Tennessee; and WHEREAS, default has been made on said indebtedness and Central Bank, as the owner and holder of the note secured by said Deed of Trust, has declared the entire balance due and payable in accordance with the terms and provisions thereof; and WHEREAS, Notice pursuant to TCA 35-5-117 was properly given on March 17, 2011; and WHEREAS, Central Bank has directed the undersigned Trustee to foreclose said Deed of Trust in accordance with the terms and provisions thereof; NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Trustee, I will, on Friday, September 30, 2011, at 10:00 A.M., offer for sale and sell at the North door of the Courthouse in McNairy County, Tennessee, to the last, highest and best bidder for cash, and in bar of the statutory right of redemption, the equity of redemption, homestead and all other exemptions of every kind which are waived in said Deed of Trust, the following described real property located, lying and being in the 2nd Civil District of McNairy County, Tennessee, and being the same property conveyed to Arlie D. Reaves, Jr. by Deed recorded in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 208, page 290, and reference is heremade to said Deed and to the Book and page where recorded for a complete and accurate description of said property, and the same is incorporated herein and said property is designated as Map 60J, Group D, Parcel 11.04, and having an address of 214 Jackson Street, Bethel Springs, Tennessee 38315. The above described property will be sold subject to any State or County Taxes which might be due on the same, and by easement for sewer system in favor of the Town of Bethel Springs recorded in Deed Book 183, page 531, in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, Tennessee, and easement for any roads which run along or across the boundaries of the same. There are no other interested parties in said property. Title to said property is believed to be good, but I will sell and convey only as Trustee, and not further or otherwise. The right to adjourn the sale on the date thereof to a future date to be announced at the time of the sale, without notice, is reserved. This 31st day of August, 2011. Lee Lackey, Trustee W. Lee Lackey Attorney at Law 125 Pickwick Street N. Savannah, Tennessee 38372 (731) 925-2535 ......7620 16, 17, 18 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated July 22, 2002, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded July 29, 2002, at Book 334, Page 233 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Bobbi S Millner, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, A resident of Memphis, Tennessee. as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registraton Systems, Inc as nominne for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on October 3, 2011 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the

503 - public notices highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin set in the East margin of Landreth Road, which point is the Southwest corner of Paul Landreth as recorded in Deed Book 105, page 363, Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee; thence from the point of beginning and with the South line of Landreth, North 83 degrees 14 minutes 48 seconds East 232.49 feet to an iron pin set; thence on a new line through Wood, South 52 degrees 43 minutes 22 seconds East 382.78 feet to an Iran pin found at an interior corner of Joseph Henson as recorded in Deed Book 169, page 859 Register’s Office of McNairy County. Tennessee; thence with lines of Hanson, the following calls; South 11 degrees 32 minutes 11 seconds West 214,88 feet to an iron pin found; North 89 degrees 43 minutes 22 seconds West 221 43 feet to an iron pin set in the East margin of Landreth Road; thence with the East margin of Landreth Road, the following calls; North 41 degrees 18 minutes 49 seconds West 131,38 feet; North 47 degrees 25 minutes 20 seconds West 89.92 feet; North 37 degrees 03 minutes 05 seconds West 101.14 feet; North 18 degrees 12 minutes 58 seconds West 182.90 feet to the point of beginning, containing 3.4 acres as surveyed by Advanced Land Surveying Inc., R,L.S. Number 1999 on November 20, 2001. ALSO KNOWN AS: 644 Landreth Lane, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the abovereferenced property: Bobbi S Millner; Wells Fargo Financial Retail Credit Inc.; Pickwick Electric Cooperative The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 726 211051 DATED August 25, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ bsims_110825_1541 ....7621 16, 17, 18 NOTICE TO CREDITORS As required by Chapter TCA 30-2-306 Case Number 5CH1-2011PR-1067 In the matter of the Estate of Norman H. Shelton, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on 8/30/2011, Letters (Testamentary) of Administration, in respect to the Estate of Norman H. Shelton, deceased, who died 5/18/2011, were issued to the undersigned by the McNairy County Chancery Court Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and nonresident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against his Estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above named Court, within the earlier of four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, or twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death, otherwise their claims will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. 8/30/2011 Tarecia Shelton, Executor, Administrator 8/30/2011 G. W. Sherrod III - 117 E. Main, Henderson, TN 38340, Attorney 8/30/2011 Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master Tarecia Shelton personally appeared before me, the undersigned Clerk of McNairy County Chancery Court Court


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of McNairy County, Tennessee, and made oath that the attached notice, being in the form required by Tennessee Code Annotated 30-2-306 was published in the Independent Appeal, a newspaper published in McNairy County, Tennessee on and, 8/30/2011 Tarecia Shelton, Executor, Administrator 8/30/2011 Kim Harrison, Clerk & Master ....7632 16, 17

STATHY LOUISE HEATHCOCK Plaintiff Vs. THE HEIRS OF THE LATE VERNA MAXINE NIMNICHT, JOHNNIE NATALEE SHELTON & VIRGINIA K. JUSTICE Defendants IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE DOCKET NO. 8719 NOTICE OF MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT To adequately provide notice of the Plaintiff’s desire to seek a default judgment in this matter, the said Plaintiff submits for publication the following Motion for Default Judgment previously filed in the McNairy County, Tennessee Chancery Court Clerk & Master’s Office: MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT (SET TO BE HEARD ON OCTOBER 3, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M.) Plaintiff, Stathy Louise Heathcock, pursuant to Tenn. R. Civ. P. 55.01, moves the Court to enter a default judgment against defendants and set this action for a hearing. As grounds for this Motion, Plaintiff states: 1. A Complaint to Quiet Title was filed in this cause on August 12, 2010. 2. An Amended Complaint to Quiet Title was filed in this cause on October 5, 2010, after new information came to light regarding the original defendants and their heirs. 3. Two of the ascertainable heirs of the late Verna Maxine Nimnicht, Johnnie Natalee Shelton and Virginia K. Justice, those being Pamela N. Harris and David Shelton, were served by Summons sent via certified mail, return receipt requested, on or about October 18, 2010. 4. The remaining unascertainable heirs of the late Verna Maxine Nimnicht, Johnnie Natalee Shelton and Virginia K. Justice remained just that, unascertainable, and no name, address or other contact information could be ascertained for purposes of legal service and process. 5. On or about January 14, 2011, Plaintiff’s Counsel filed an Affidavit In Support of Motion for Service by Publication and a Motion for Service by Publication in Lieu of Personal Service and procured an order from this court to allow said service by publication in the McNairy County Independent Appeal newspaper. 6. The said publication was published on January 26, 2011, February 2, 2011, February 9, 2011, and February 16, 2011, in the said McNairy County Independent Appeal newspaper. 7. The said Pamela N. Harris, her brother, Randall Hartman, and their first cousin, David Shelton, all subsequently executed Quitclaim Deeds to the said property in controversy to the Plaintiff, Stathy Louise Heathcock, thereby effectively removing them as Defendants in this action. 8. No Defendant, ascertainable or otherwise, has yet filed an Answer in this cause. 9. All ascertainable Defendants were required to enter an appearance and make defense on or before November 22, 2010. However, it was those Defendants who have now quitclaimed their respective interest in the said property. 10. All unascertainable and unknown Defendants for whom service was accomplished by publication were required to enter an appearance and make defense on or before March 21, 2011. 11. Any and all unascertainable and unknown Defendants have failed to plead or otherwise defend as provided by law and the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure. 12. The grounds for this action are set forth in the Plaintiff’s Complaint to Quiet Title and Amended Complaint to Quiet Title. This the 6th day of September, 2011. John E. Talbott, Attorney for Plaintiff Kim Harrison, Clerk and Master .....7690 17

interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and assigned to Cenlar FSB; and WHEREAS, Cenlar FSB, the current owner and holder of said Deed of Trust, (the “Owner and Holder”), appointed the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee by instrument filed for record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, with all the rights, powers and privileges of the original Trustee named in said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 35-5-117 (i), not less than sixty (60) days prior to the first publication required by § 35-5-101, the notice of the right to foreclose was properly sent, if so required; and NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust by the Owner and Holder, and that the undersigned, Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee, or its duly appointed attorneys or agents, by virtue of the power and authority vested in it, will on Thursday, October 6, 2011, commencing at 12:00 PM at the of the McNairy County Courthouse, , Tennessee, proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, to wit: Being certain property in McNairy County, Tennessee, described as follows: Being the same property conveyed to Patricia Westbrooks by Deed of Terry Lee Coleman dated March 23, 1998, and recorded in Deed Book 162, page 613, in the Register’s Office for McNairy County, TN, and which property was conveyed by Patricia Westbrooks to Patricia Westbrooks and husband, Steve Howard Westbrooks by Quitclaim Deed dated the 19th day of December, 2002, and recorded in said Register’s Office in Deed Book 182, page 838, and described according to said Deed as follows: BEGINNING at a stake in the West margin of the old Purdy and Lexington Road at the northeast corner of Frances Hendrix lot; runs West with said line 2 poles to a stake and pine tree pointer (this being the northwest corner of the Hendrix lot); thence South with a fence 21 poles to a stake and post oak pointers, once the Frances Hendrix and Calvin Brown line; thence East 11-1/2 poles to a stake in the Purdy and Lexington Road; thence North with the said road 19 poles to the point of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 754 Beauty Hill Road, Bethel Springs, TN 38315 CURRENT OWNER(S): Steve Howard Westbrooks and Patricia Ann Westbrooks aka Patricia Westbrooks and Challis Talmadge Coleman The sale of the above-described property shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded plan; 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 any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDERS: N/A OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: N/A 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 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. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ....7694 17, 18, 19

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated June 24, 2005, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded June 30, 2005, at Book 376, Page 705 in Office of the Register of Deeds for McNairy County, Tennessee, executed by Pamela Gavin, conveying certain property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq., Shelby County a resident of 208 Adams Avenue Memphis Shelby 38103 as Trustee for Wells Fargo Bank N.A.; and the undersigned, Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., having been appointed Successor Trustee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable; and that an agent of Shellie Wallace of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Successor Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Successor Trustee will, on October 17, 2011 on or about 1:00 P.M., at the McNairy County Courthouse, Selmer, Tennessee, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder FOR CASH, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the Deed of Trust, said property being real estate situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in McNairy County, Tennessee and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of Rowsey School Road and Mt. Gilead Road (as designated on 911 Map); thence northerly with Mt. Gilead Road approximately 1120 feet to a pk nail in the northern boundary of Bobby Dickey; thence West with Bobby Dickey boundary 25 feet to a point for the southeast corner and true point of beginning of the subject tract; thence south 89 degrees 59 minutes 59 seconds West for a distance of 479.00 feet with the northern boundary of Bobby Dickey along a marked line to a point; thence North 00 degrees 04 minutes 43 seconds West for a distance of 265.43 feet to a point; thence North 89 degrees 59 minutes 59 seconds East for a distance of 479.00 feet to an iron pin in the western right of way of Mt Gilead Road thence South 00 degrees 04 minutes 43 seconds East for a distance of 265.43 feet with western right of way of Mt. Gilead Road to the point of beginning, containing 2.919 acres, more or less. Surveyed by James A Martin, R.L.S. No. 1469, dated December 11, 1996. ALSO KNOWN AS: 1800 Mount Gilead Road, Bethel Springs, Tennessee 38315-4062 The HB 3588 letter was mailed to the borrower(s) pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 35-5-117. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. In addition, the following parties may claim an interest in the above-referenced property: McNairy County; Pamela Gavin The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Successor Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. W&A No. 717 189121 DATED September 6, 2011 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C., Successor Trustee By: Shellie Wallace DSaleNoticeTN-Shellie_ bsims_110906_1610 ....7673 17, 18, 19

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by that certain Deed of Trust executed on November 16, 2007, by Steve Howard Westbrooks and Patricia Ann Westbrooks to W. Lee Lackey, Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, under Book No. 390, Page 328, (“Deed of Trust”); and WHEREAS, the beneficial

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Mortgagor: JEREMY W. EDWARDS and CLARA M. EDWARDS Mortgagee/Holder: The Hardin County Bank Date and Time of Sale: October 6, 2011, at 12:35 PM Location of Sale: Front Door, McNairy County Courthouse 170 W. Court Ave., Selmer, TN 38375 Address of Property: 4685 HWY 22 S, Michie, TN 38357 Other Interested Parties: Citifinancial, Inc. Assessor’s Map: 136G A 136G 1.02 DEFAULT having been made in the terms, conditions, and payment provided for in two notes payable to the order of The Hardin County Bank and mentioned in and secured by deeds of trust of even date executed by the mortgagors listed above to Gordon Majors, Trustee, the first dated 2/18/04, of record in deed of trust record book 367, page 1078, and the second dated 1/27/2009, of record in deed of trust record book 395, page 666, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, Tennessee, in said Register’s Office, conveying the real estate therein and hereinafter described, and which notes are now due and unpaid and have been declared in default by The Hardin County Bank, the lawful owner and holder thereof; NOW THEREFORE, Gordon Majors, Trustee under said deeds of trust, having been requested so to do by the holder and owner of the note, and by the power and authority vested in him by said deeds of trust, hereby gives notice that he will on the date, time, and place listed above, sell to the highest bidder for cash the real estate conveyed by said deeds of trust, situated in McNairy County, Tennessee, and more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at the southwest corner of property recorded in deed book 67, page 290, and running east with Corinth-Shiloh Road 210 feet to a point; thence in a northern direction 210 feet to a point; thence in a western direction 210 feet to a point; thence in a southern direction 210 feet to the point of beginning, containing one (1) acre. Source of title: Deed book 188, page 864, in the Register’s Office of McNairy County, TN Such sale will be made subject to all existing highway, roadway, and utility easements; applicable building and zoning regulations and restrictions; all unpaid taxes; any mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens; and any other matters shown in said Register’s Office. The right is reserved to adjourn the date of the sale to another day, time, and place without further publication upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. This is an attempt to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Compliance with the notice provision of Tennessee Code Annotated §35-5-117, if applicable, has been made. Title to said property is believed to be good, but I will sell and convey said property only as Trustee. DATED at Savannah, Tennessee, this the 12th day of September, 2011. GORDON MAJORS, Trustee SMITH & SMITH, Attorneys for Trustee 434 Main Street .....7703 17, 18, 19

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2011 Independent Appeal College Football Pick’em Week #2 Results: Auburn 41, Miss St. 34; Alabama 27, Penn St. 11; Tennessee 45, Cincinnati 23; South Carolina 45, Georgia 42; Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31 Week #3 Games: LSU @ Miss St., Auburn @ Clemson, Tennessee @ Florida, Ohio St. @ Miami (FL), Oklahoma @ Florida St.

AHS Head Coach Brandon Gray

AHS Asst. Coach Renard Woodmore

MCHS Head Coach Jim Glover

MCHS Asst. Coach Brandon Alldredge

Sports Writer Andrew Alexander

2011 Record: 5-5 Week #2: 4-1 Week #3 Picks:

2011 Record: 4-6 Week #2: 4-1 Week #3 Picks:

2011 Record: 6-4 Week #2: 4-1 Week #3 Picks:

2011 Record: 6-4 Week #2: 4-1 Week #3 Picks:

2011 Record: 6-4 Week #2: 4-1 Week #3 Picks:

LSU Auburn Tennessee Ohio St. Oklahoma

LSU Auburn Florida Ohio St. Oklahoma

LSU Auburn Tennessee Ohio St. Florida St.

LSU Auburn Florida Miami (FL) Oklahoma

LSU Clemson Florida Ohio St. Oklahoma

“Florida continues their winning ways for another year. UT is still too young.”

“I wish Notre Dame was on the list. I could use a gimmie.”

“Both (Tennessee and Florida) are unproven, so I’m going with my heart.”

Week #2 in review By Andrew Alexander

“No comment.”

“The Buckeyes will overcome a lackluster performance against Toledo and beat the Hurricanes by six.”

sportsbriefs Lions’ Club Golf Scramble The Selmer Lions Club will host their annual four person golf scramble Thursday beginning with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at the Selmer Golf and Country Club. The cost for entry is $200 for each team. The field will be limited to the first 18 teams to register. All registered teams will have a shot to win numerous prizes, and will be treated to a steak supper beginning at 6 p.m. Individual hole sponsorships will be available for $50, and donations to the Selmer Lions Club are welcome. For reservations contact Dale Youngblood at (731) 610-0023, Floyd Mangrum at (731) 6459557, John Finlayson at (731) 645-6187, or Darren Bowers at (731) 610- 3909. Send donations to Judy Turner (Selmer Lions Club Secretary/Treasurer) at 68 Connie Road, Selmer, Tenn 38375, or contact her at (731) 6455314. Selmer Special Needs Athletics The first official Special Needs Athletics expansion league will kick off with a baseball game Monday, September 19, 2011 at Patriot Park (behind the National Guard Amory) in Selmer, Tennessee. Game time is 6:15pm. After three years of growth in Jackson, Tennessee, Special Needs Athletics has finally been able to take the next step in the overall plan developed when SNA was created. SNA initially started with about 30 athletes in the spring of 2009. It has upwards of 200 athletes now. SNA knows that Selmer, TN and the sur-

Adamsville, McNairy Central Players of the Week

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Selmer fall sports sign-ups The Selmer Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking signups for basketball. The deadline for basketball sign-ups is Oct. 31. Register during regular business hours, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Selmer Community Center.

Adamsville- 44 (3-1) (1-0) McNairy Central- 7 (0-3) (0-1)

Lexington- 49 (3-0) (1-0) Hardin Co.- 20 (0-3) (0-1)

Chester County- 38 (4-0) (1-0) Dyersburg- 14 (1-2) (0-1)

Bolivar Central- 15 (3-1) (1-0) Corinth (Miss.)- 14 (1-2) (0-0)

Jackson South Side- 34 (2-2) (0-1) Jackson North Side- 27 (1-3) (0-1)

Perry Co- 43 (4-0) (1-0) Riverside- 7 (0-4) (0-1)

South Gibson- 55 (4-0) (1-0) Trinity Christian- 18 (0-3) (0-0)

Walnut (Miss.)- 48 (3-1) (0-0) Middleton- 14 (1-3) (0-1)

Bruceton- 41 (2-2) (0-1) Scotts Hill- 3 (2-2) (0-1)

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Edward Jones representative Same Vice presents Player of the Week honors to Adamsville’s running back Zak Neary and the Cardinal offensive line after compiling over 400 yards of offense against McNairy Central last Friday. (Front Row)Gage Ward, Blake Elrod, Trae Smalley ,Drake Fox, Josh Lunsford, Blake Edwards. (Back Row) Zak Neary, Sam Vice.

Shelbie, On and off the sidelines, you have set a Christian example. If it’s in your heart, it’s in your spirit. Have an amazing senior year! Love you baby girl. Submitted Photo

Sam Vice presents sophomore Jerret Mood with the Edward Jones Player of the Week award for McNairy Central. Mood had led the team with 12 tackles, one forced fumble, two passes deflections, and had a kickoff return for 54-yards that set up a scoring drive for MCHS.

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Ramer Soccer Signups This year Ramer is starting up a soccer league for ages 3-14. Signups will be Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Ramer Ball Park by the concession stand. Cost will depend on what you need...$25 for a jersey or $40 jersey, socks, and shorts. Games will be played on Saturdays. For more information call Tom Court at (731) 610-5750 or Elizabeth Cooper at (731) 610-6063.

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The coaches and I seemed to agree on every game last week. Something I feel won’t happen often. Our consensus selections rewarded us all with 4-1 records in the second week of the college football season. The majority of Facebook competitors fared well too as Michael Smith, Jared Donahoe, Jeff Lipford, and Trase Jester all tied with four correct picks. If you would like to get in on the action, post your selections under each week’s updated list of games. Next week’s top performer on Facebook will receive a $25 gift certificate to Saw Meal Restaurant if their record is better than mine and the rest of the coaches. As for the Week #2 action, I didn’t think I would be able to say this, but this week’s games were better than the action in Week #1. Auburn looked like a completely different team in Week #2, and remained unbeaten after coming up with a huge goal line stand to keep Chris Relf and the 16th ranked Bulldogs from forcing overtime. The Not-So-Happy Valley crowd watched the Tide roll over their Nittany Lions by two touchdowns, and it was great to be a Tennessee Vol Saturday when the UT offense, and Tyler Bray, exploded in route to a 45-23 victory over a Bearcat team that hung 72 points on the Austin Peay Governors in their season opener. The Gamecocks gave up 42 points on defense, but made up for it by coming up with three big turnovers, two of which were returned for touchdowns, allowing South Carolina to squeak past now 0-2 Georgia to get a leg up on the competition in the SEC East. Last but not least, Notre Dame and Michigan played an “Instant Classic” in the first ever night game hosted by the Big House. The Wolverines scored four touchdowns in the fourth quarter, two coming with under 1:10 to play, to pick up the win in comeback fashion under the lights in Ann Arbor. There’s a lot on the line in Week #3, not that there isn’t national title implications every week, but the 3rd ranked Tigers of LSU will face 25th ranked Mississippi State. The Bulldogs will need “more cowbell” in Starkville if they hope to rebound from a tough loss. An ACC, SEC battle of the Tigers will pit undefeated Clemson against 21st ranked Auburn. Clemson narrowly defeated an inferior opponent in Wofford over the weekend just like War Eagle did the week before against Utah State. In the match-up that everyone I know will be watching, Tennessee heads to the swamp to take on 16th ranked Florida hoping to beat the Gators for the first time since 2004. Despite the fact that both schools are in hot water with the NCAA and the Canes lost their opener to Maryland, Ohio State and Miami (FL) are traditional powerhouses, so this game could not be overlooked. The 17th ranked Buckeyes performed well in their first contest of the season, but in Week #2 they almost lost to Toledo giving up 22 points; the most to an in-state opponent since 1909. In the biggest contest of Week #3, we have the 5th ranked Seminoles of Florida State hosting the nation’s number one team, Oklahoma, in a rematch of the 2000 BCS National Championship game. Neither team has been challenged in the 2011 season, so I’m labeling this match-up a toss up.

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Green Team Southwestern accepts local student Ashley Bruno from Selmer has been accepted as a member of Green Team Southwestern. Green Team Southwestern is a student service-learning organization which serves to create a model of sustainable living that will transform both higher education and the people it serves. Students on the Green Team learn principles of sustainable living and incorporate those principles through service projects, community outreach programs, and annual service trips. Recent accomplishments by the Green Team at Southwestern include: • SC was recently named to “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges.” • Southwestern was selected as a recipient of a free wind turbine that was installed on campus in July.

• The college has added a cross-disciplinary sustainability minor to give academic emphasis to this responsible lifestyle. “The students who are members of Green Team Southwestern are service-minded and want to make a difference on this campus and in the community. Sustainable living is vital to the health of our planet and all who call it home. We hope that more students will come and join us in our mission to ‘live by and teach a sustainable way of life,’” says Jason Speegle, Green Team director. Southwestern College is a private institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. About 1,800 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at five professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma, or online around the world.

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Hardeman, McNairy County Students Tour Italy In June, five local high school students traveled with Bolivar Central High School teacher Terri Tims to tour major cities in Italy. The trip was coordinated through the Education First tour company. The group traveled for 10 days, visiting Rome, Pisa, Florence, Venice, Assissi, and Bologna. The journey was a great opportunity for the

group to experience the culture and history of Italy. Tims is planning a trip for the summer of 2012 to England. High school students who are interested in traveling should contact Tims at Bolivar Central High School for more information. The school phone number is (731) 658-3151, and Tims’s email address is

Middle Tennessee State University Summer Dean’s List Middle Tennessee State University has released the names and hometowns of those undergraduate students who appear on the Dean’s List for the summer 2011 semester. Sara Rachel Hill- Selmer

School Menus SELMER ELEMENTARY/ SELMER MIDDLE SCHOOL MENUS Monday, September 19, 2011 BREAKFAST Pancake/sausage stick/syrup, choice of juice, choice of milk LUNCH Boxed lunch-sub sandwich, chicken nuggets, rolls, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, chilled peaches, choice of juice, choice of milk Tuesday, September 20, 2011 BREAKFAST Biscuit & chocolate gravy, cereal choice, choice of juice, choice of milk LUNCH Traveling taco, meat loaf, chef salad deluxe, cornbread, potatoes au gratin, purple hull peas, salsa, orange wedges, choice of juice, choice of milk Wednesday, September 21, 2011 BREAKFAST Sausage bagel pizza, choice of juice, choice of milk LUNCH Mini burgers, turkey tetrazzini, chef salad deluxe, rolls, mini sweet potato puffs, dipping sauce, broccoli w/cheese sauce, strawberries & bananas, choice of juice, choice of milk Thursday, September 22, 2011 BREAKFAST Mini pancakes w/syrup, cereal choice, choice of juice, choice of milk LUNCH Breaded chicken sandwich, lasagna, chef salad deluxe, bread

Volume 07 Issue 07 Sept. 14, 2011 Member of the Tennessee High School Press Association The PawPrint is a publication of the McNairy Central High School Journalism Department. The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the administration, faculty or staff.

sticks, fluffy whipped pottoes, green peas, pear halves, choice of juice, choice of milk Friday, September 23, 2011 BREAKFAST Chicken nuggets w/biscuit, choice of juice, choice of Milk LUNCH Sausage stuffed crust pizza, BBQ sandwich, chef salad deluxe, French fries, baked beans, creamy cole slaw, pineapple chunks, choice of juice, choice of milk ADAMSVILLE JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL Monday, September 19, 2011 Pepperoni wedge pizza, chicken rings, taco bar, rolls, French fries, WK corn, lima beans, macaroni & cheese, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4 x 6 cheese pizza, mini corn dogs, hot dog/potato bar, French fries, cheesy potatoes, peas & carrots, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Pepperoni stuffed crust pizza, cheeseburger, Oriental bar, French fries, roasted redskin potatoes, WK corn, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk Thursday, September 22, 2011 Sausage stuffed crust pizza, Rotel chicken, pork roast & gravy, salad bar, rolls, French fries, tiny whole potatoes, glazed carrots, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk

Friday, 23, September 2011 Single pepperoni pizza, grilled chicken sandwich, Mexican bar, French fries, Mexicali corn, ranchero beans, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk MCNAIRY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Monday, September 19, 2011 Single cheese pizza, chicken rings, Mexican bar, rolls, French fries, WK corn, lima beans, macaroni & cheese, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Sausage stuffed crust pizza, steak & gravy, PB&J boxed lunch, potato bar, rolls, French fries, fluffy whipped potatoes, green beans, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Pepperoni wedge pizza, cheeseburger, PB&J boxed lunch, salad bar, French fries, baked beans, WK corn, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk Thursday, September 22, 2011 Pizza sticks/sauce, Dixie crunch fish, PB&J boxed lunch, deli bar, hushpuppies, French fries, white beans, creamy cole slaw, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk Friday, September 23, 2011 Cheese stuffed crust pizza, breaded chicken sandwich, taco bar, French fries, mini sweet potato puffs, dipping sauce, broccoli w/cheese sauce, fruit choices, choice of juice, milk

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Posing at the fountain of Neptune in Bologna, Italy, are (l. to r.) Jenna Hall, Natalie Denton, Catherine Harper, Kayla Breeden, Victoria Johnson, and Terri Tims.

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Seated on the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy, are ( r.) Natalie Denton, Jenna Hall, Kayla Breeden, Victoria Johnson, and Catherine Harper.

Oh DEAR, It’s Time to Read! Top 10 By Rachel Burns

As soon as the tone sounds on Wednesday after first block, students grab their books for the Drop Everything And Read program, which gives students time to get into their favorite books. EDITOR Rachel Burns Morgan Williams is a REPORTERS: Holly Henson sophomore and likes to read Aaron Friend, Wynter Miller fictional history and love stoADVISER Lisa Forsythe ries. According to Williams, those are the best. She loves the DEAR program at school UPCOMING and says that it is a great EVENTS: time to study for chemistry Sept. 14 too. Williams thinks DEAR is •FCA&S Devotional 7:30 beneficial because it gives her a chance to get lost in a book Chorus Room and forget about things for a •DEAR Day minute. “The DEAR program •Progress Reports allows me to have time to read Sept. 15 because between school and •7:30 AM Junior Magazine sports it’s hard to find time,” Turn-in Day states Williams. She says she •VB vs Liberty (A) 5:00 would rather go to homeroom •GSOC vs Northside (A) and read because it would give 6:00 her more time. Sept. 16 Josh Davis does not like to •SPIRIT DAY: College Day read. “The DEAR program is okay, but it hasn’t made me •HR - Pep Rally want to read,” says Davis. •FB vs Southside (H) 7:00 Davis thinks the program is Sept. 19 •VB vs Chester Co (H) 6:00 beneficial because students can study or eat before second •GSOC vs JCM (H) 6:00 block. Sept. 20 Sydney Henry is a senior •HR - NHS mtg at MCHS. She loves to read. Henry also loves the DEAR Sept. 21 •FCA&S Devotional 7:30 am program at school because it gives her time to read. “People •DEAR Day who don’t normally read are Sept. 22 having to read in class,” states •VB vs Middleton (A) 5:00 Henry. As a matter of fact, •GSOC vs Scotts Hill (H) Henry spends her spare time 6:00 in school reading. At Henry’s middle school she attended, the school had the AR program and she liked it. Henry likes

to read fantasy books in the library. Jonathan Clifton would rather talk to his friends on DEAR day in homeroom than read. He thinks the DEAR program is okay, but he doesn’t read a lot. “It allows kids to learn things when they read,” says Clifton.

Books Checked Out of the Library Most Often

1. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers 2. Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton 3. Drawing Manga by Selina Dean 4. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen 5. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 6. Michael Jordan: Star Guard by Ron Knapp 7. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White 8. Rakkety Tam by Brian Jacques 9. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 10. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

RIGHT: Sophomore Jessica Wolford enjoys reading in the library during DEAR time. BELOW: Juniors in Mrs. Hall’s Honors English read “The Scarlet Letter” during class. photos by Rachel Burns

From the Editor.....Rachel Burns Transferring from a lounging chair by the pool to a hard stiff school desk may seem like a bad transition, but the new school year comes with loads of new and exciting opportunities and activities for everyone to get involved in. As editor of The PawPrint this year, I hope, along with the

reporters, to bring fresh, crisp new stories to the students, parents, and faculty of McNairy Central High School. This year, I hope that the school newspaper staff will give you new stories on what is happening at McNairy Central. My goals for this year include telling reliable stories with a great background

of all the interesting students and faculty that have great experiences here at school. I hope everyone has a fantastic school year this year, not only at MCHS, but also everywhere in the county.


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September Enforcement Roadblock Schedule Friday, September 23: Driver’s License Checkpoint, Highway 224 at Old Stage Road. Friday, September 23: Sobriety Checkpoint, Highway 57 and 22 intersection.

2012 McNairy Co. Historical Calendar

Staff photo by Christen Coulon

Jamie Clayton, Auctioneer, auctions off unpaid storage units for U-Store Mini Storage last Saturday located at 914 Peach St. The event was titled Storage Wars.

The McNairy County Historical Society is offering a 2012 Calendar Historical to raise money for the Museum, which is in direct need of operating money. Our theme is centered on Selmer, the new county seat from 1891 to about 1905. The most recent photo is dated 1919. Each month will contain a picture and a collage will be on the back inside cover. The calenders will sell for $10 if picked up at the courthouse or $12 if mailed. They make wonderful Christmas presents for someone who has McNairy county ties. Please mail your check to McNairy County Historical Society, PO Box 957, Selmer, TN 38375. This is a rush project and our cut- off date is Sept. 30th, so please send your orders in immediately.

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The McNairy County Sheriff Department is looking for help in finding the following items that were taken from a residence on Payne road between Aug. 18-20. The missing items include a dark green Craftsman tiller, a 32 in. Sanyo television, a 27 in. Sanyo television, a DVD player, an old wood rocking chair, an Azteca slot machaine, and several die cast Nascar collector cars. To report any information on this case please call the McNairy County Sheriff Dept. at (731) 645-1004.

McNairy Business Spotlight: Southern Construction Business: Southern Construction Location: 705 Oak Grove Church Rd.

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Phone: (731) 609-7776 Open Since: 2003 Hours: Anytime

Owner: Bobby Taylor “One stop for all your home improvements and construction needs.” Do you want your business to appear in McNairy Business Spotlight? McNairy Business Spotlight is a new section highlighting a unique shopping, dining or service related business each week. Businesses are chosen in a random drawing every Wednesday from all of our valid entries for that week. To enter, drop your business card off at the Independent Appeal office at 111 North Second St., Selmer, Tenn. Businesses are limited to one appearance in the MBS per calendar year.




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Independent Appeal Vol 107 N17 Sept. 14, 2011  

Independent Appeal Vol 107 N17 Sept. 14, 2011