Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE
TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE
WHEREAS, on May 3, 2012, Billy Ray James and Theresa James executed a Deed of Trust to Bradley S. Peeples, Trustee for Renasant Bank, Coffeeville, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Land Deed of Trust Book A-337 at Pages 577-586 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, Mississippi; and,
WHEREAS, on May 3, 2012, Billy Ray James and Theresa James executed a Deed of Trust to Bradley S. Peeples, Trustee for Renasant Bank, Coffeeville, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Land Deed of Trust Book A-338 at Pages 168-177 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, Mississippi; and,
WHEREAS, on June 21, 2013, Theresa James and Billy Ray James executed a Deed of Trust to Bradley S. Peeples, Trustee for Renasant Bank, Coffeeville, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Land Deed of Trust Book A-352 at Pages 485-497 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, Mississippi; and,
WHEREAS, on July 7, 2014, Theresa James and Billy Ray James executed a Deed of Trust to Bradley S. Peeples, Trustee for Renasant Bank, Coffeeville, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Land Deed of Trust Book A-362 at Pages 213-225 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, Mississippi; and,
WHEREAS, on July 7, 2014, Theresa James and Billy Ray James executed a Deed of Trust to Bradley S. Peeples, Trustee for Renasant Bank, Coffeeville, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Land Deed of Trust Book A-364 at Pages 056-069 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, Mississippi; and,
WHEREAS, on April 30, 2015, Billy Ray James and Theresa James executed a Deed of Trust to Bradley S. Peeples, Trustee for Renasant Bank, Coffeeville, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Land Deed of Trust Book A-369 at Pages 421-434 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, Mississippi, and this Deed of Trust was taken as a Renewal and Extension of that certain Deed of Trust dated May 3, 2012 and recorded in Book A-337 at Pages 577-586 and that certain Deed of Trust dated May 3. 2012 and recorded in Book A-338 at Pages 178-187 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, Mississippi; and,
WHEREAS, on May 29, 2015, Theresa James and Billy Ray James executed a Deed of Trust to Bradley S. Peeples, Trustee for Renasant Bank, Coffeeville, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Land Deed of Trust Book A-371 at Pages 375-387 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, Mississippi; and,
WHEREAS, on May 29, 2015, Theresa James and Billy Ray James executed a Deed of Trust to Bradley S. Peeples, Trustee for Renasant Bank, Coffeeville, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Land Deed of Trust Book A-384 at Pages 579-391 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, Mississippi; and,
WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deeds of Trust and the entire indebtedness secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable pursuant to the terms of said Deeds of Trust, and Renasant Bank, Coffeeville, Mississippi, the holder of the notes and Deeds of Trust, having requested the undersigned Trustee so to do, I will on the 25th  day of October, 2017, offer for sale and will sell at public outcry during legal hours between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the main door of the Calhoun County Courthouse in Pittsboro, Mississippi, for cash to the highest and best bidder, the following described land and property, situated in Calhoun County, Mississippi, to wit:
TRACT NO. 1:
A parcel of land in Block No. 6 of the Britt-Davis Addition to the Town of Bruce, Mississippi, more particularly described as BEGINNING at a steel stake at the Southwest corner of Lot No. 5 of said Block No. 6 and run thence East 875.0 feet to the West side of public road; thence in a Northwesterly direction with said road 35.0 feet; thence go West 1272.0 feet; thence North 209.0 feet; thence West 425.0 feet; thence North 375.0 feet, more or less, which said point is the North line of the South 627.0 feet of the line running East and West through Lot Nos. 5 thru 12 of said Block No. 6; thence go West continuing along said line to the Northwest corner of the South 627.0 feet of Lot No. 12; thence South 267.0 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot No. 12; thence East TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, and CONTAINING 25.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
TRACT NO. 2:
All that part of the North 692 feet of Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Block #6 of the Britt-Davis Survey of the Britt-Davis Addition to the Town of Bruce, MS that lies West of Dry Yoda Creek; a map of said Britt-Davis Addition being on file in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, MS, said addition being the North Half of Section 36, Township 12 South, Range 2 West, and less and except the East 15 feet of Lot #5.
ALSO, a strip of land 16 feet wide off South side of all that part of the North 692 feet of Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Block #6 of the Britt-Davis Survey of the Britt-Davis Addition to the Town of Bruce, MS that lies East of Dry Yoda Creek.
TRACT NO. 3:
All that part of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 35, Township 12 South, Range 2 West, situated North and East of the Coffeeville/ Houston public road, that lies and is situated East of Yoda Creek, and CONTAINING 12.0 ACRES, more or less.
Less and Except any potion of the above described property that was previously conveyed by Warranty Deed to Jerry F. Aron of record in Book A-206 at Page 132-135.
I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Trustee.
WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 25th  day of September, 2017.
Bradley S. Peeples, Trustee
Post Office Box 201Coffeeville, MS 38922 (662) 675-2100MS Bar # 4092
28,4,11,18
PUBLIC NOTICE
SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE
WHEREAS, on May 3, 2012, Billy Ray James and Theresa James executed a Deed of Trust to Scott Hendrix, Trustee for Renasant Bank, Coffeeville, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Land Deed of Trust Book A-338 at Pages 178-187, in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, Mississippi; and,
WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust authorized the appointment and substitution of another Trustee in the place of the Trustee named in said Deed of Trust, and Renasant Bank, Coffeeville, Mississippi, appointed and substituted Bradley S. Peeples as Trustee therein by instrument dated September 25, 2017, and duly filed for record in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 394 at Pages 397-399; and,
WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire indebtedness secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable pursuant to the terms of said Deed of Trust, and Renasant Bank, Coffeeville, Mississippi, the holder of the note and Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee so to do, I will on the 25th  day of October, 2017, offer for sale and will sell at public outcry during legal hours between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the main door of the Calhoun County Courthouse in Pittsboro, Mississippi, for cash to the highest and best bidder, the following described land and property, situated in Calhoun County, Mississippi, to wit:
TRACT NO. 1:
A parcel of land in Block No. 6 of the Britt-Davis Addition to the Town of Bruce, Mississippi, more particularly described as BEGINNING at a steel stake at the Southwest corner of Lot No. 5 of said Block No. 6 and run thence East 875.0 feet to the West side of public road; thence in a Northwesterly direction with said road 35.0 feet; thence go West 1272.0 feet; thence North 209.0 feet; thence West 425.0 feet; thence North 375.0 feet, more or less, which said point is the North line of the South 627.0 feet of the line running East and West through Lot Nos. 5 thru 12 of said Block No. 6; thence go West continuing along said line to the Northwest corner of the South 627.0 feet of Lot No. 12; thence South 267.0 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot No. 12; thence East TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, and CONTAINING 25.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
TRACT NO. 2:
All that part of the North 692 feet of Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Block #6 of the Britt-Davis Survey of the Britt-Davis Addition to the Town of Bruce, MS that lies West of Dry Yoda Creek; a map of said Britt-Davis Addition being on file in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, MS, said addition being the North Half of Section 36, Township 12 South, Range 2 West, and less and except the East 15 feet of Lot #5.
ALSO, a strip of land 16 feet wide off South side of all that part of the North 692 feet of Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Block #6 of the Britt-Davis Survey of the Britt-Davis Addition to the Town of Bruce, MS that lies East of Dry Yoda Creek.
TRACT NO. 3:
All that part of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 35, Township 12 South, Range 2 West, situated North and East of the Coffeeville/ Houston public road, that lies and is situated East of Yoda Creek, and CONTAINING 12.0 ACRES, more or less.
Less and Except any potion of the above described property that was previously conveyed by Warranty Deed to Jerry F. Aron of record in Book A-206 at Page 132-135.
I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee.
WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 25th day of September, 2017.
Bradley S. Peeples,Substituted Trustee
Post Office Box 201 Coffeeville, MS 38922-0201(662) 675-2100 MS Bar # 4092
Publish: September 28, October 5, 12 and 19, 2017.                                    28,1,11,18

PUBLIC NOTICE
SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE
WHEREAS, on July 1, 2008, John Michael Landreth and Cynthia L. Landreth, Husband and Wife executed a certain deed of trust to Prestige Title, Inc., Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for AMERICAHOMEKEY, Inc., its successors and assigns which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, State of Mississippi in Instrument No. 2008002075 and Modified in Inst No 2008002874; and
WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC by instrument dated May 24, 2013 and recorded in Book A349 at Page 293 and Instrument No. 2013001361 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk’s office; and
WHEREAS, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC has heretofore substituted Shapiro & Massey, LLC as Trustee by instrument dated April 11, 2017 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk’s Office in Book A 239 at Page 612 and Instrument NO. 2017000887; and
WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney’s fees, trustee’s fees and expense of sale.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Shapiro & Massey, LLC, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on October 25, 2017 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the North Main Door of the County Courthouse of Calhoun County, located at Pittsboro, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Calhoun County, State of Mississippi, to-wit:
TWO (2) ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LOCATED IN THE NW 1/4 OF NE 1/4 AND A 25FT. WIDE DRIVE EASEMENT IN THE NE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 AND THE NW 1/4 OF NE ¼ ALL IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 1 EAST, CALHOUN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI DESCRIBED AS: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN THAT IS 570.48’ EAST AND 665.97 FT. SOUTH OF THE NW CORNER OF NE 1/4 IN SECTION 16; THENCE SOUTH 65° 58’ 07” EAST 376.98 FT. TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE SOUTH 16° 41’ 09” WEST 337.28 FT. TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE NORTH 60° 09’ 06” WEST 135.95 FT. TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE NORTH 21° 43’ 44” WEST 271.03 FT. TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE NORTH 10° 31’ 44” WEST 159.85 FT. TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
DRIVE EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS BEING DESCRIBED ALONG THE CENTER (BEING 25FT. WIDE) ON AN EXISTING GRAVEL DRIVE AND BEING 12.50 FT. ON EITHER SIDE OF AN EXISTING CENTER LINE DESCRIPTION. BEGINNING AT THE CENTERLINE OF SAID EXISTING DRIVE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF COUNTY ROAD 102 THAT IS SOUTH 07° 30’ 27” WEST 53.90 FROM THE NW CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 16; THENCE ALONG SAID GRAVEL DRIVE CENTER GO SOUTH 10° 42’ 02’’ EAST 177.03’ TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 13° 18’ 51” WEST 106.76 FT. TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 19° 16’ 29” WEST 113.34 FT. TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 38° 24’ 04” EAST 77.19 FT. TO POINT THENCE SOUTH 83° 44’ 55” EAST 172.91 FT. TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 42° 38’ 37” EAST 164.74 FT. TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 61° 22’ 42” EAST 201.63 FT. TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 43° 18’ 37” EAST 189.69 FT. TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED TWO (2) ACRES AND BEING THE POINT OF TERMINATION.
TOGETHER WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED UPON, AFFIXED TO OR LOCATED UPON THE ABOVE DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING LOCATED UPON OR TO BE LOCATED THEREON, WHICH DWELLING IS OR MAY BE A MANUFACTURED HOME, AS HEREIN BELOW DESCRIBED, WHICH MANUFACTURED HOME IS OR UPON PLACEMENT AND AFFIXATION SHALL BE CONCLUSIVELY DEEMED TO BE REAL ESTATE (THE “MANUFACTURED HOME”): BEING A 2008 WAVERLEE HOMESA PLUS, 30 X 76, SERIAL NUMBER 17L11565XU.
Legal Description attached hereto and made a part hereof Includes manufactured Housing Unit(s) described as follows: Make: Waverlee Homes / Model: A Plus / Width: 30 / Length: 76 / Serial #: 17L11565XU / Year: 2008
Said Unit(s) attached to the land in a permanent manner so as to be rendered an immovable fixture and an integral part of the subject property.
I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee.
WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 26th day of September, 2017.
Shapiro & Massey, LLC SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE
Shapiro & Massey, LLC 1080 River Oaks Drive; Suite B-202 Flowood, MS 39232 (601) 981-9299
1010 County Road 102 Vardaman, MS 38878 14-011145BD
Publication Dates:
October 4, 11 and 18, 2017                                                                                 4,11,18

PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF CALHOUN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
IN RE: PROBATE OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JIMMY DALTON MASSEY
LEE BAKER, PETITIONER                                           CAUSE NO:   2017-124(W)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Letters Testamentary having been granted to the undersigned on the 29th day of September, 2017, by the Chancery Court of Calhoun County, Mississippi, in Cause Number 2017-124, upon the Estate of Jimmy Dalton Massey, deceased;
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all persons having claims against the said estate to present the same to the Clerk of the said Court for probate and registration, according to Law, within 90 days from the first publication of this Notice, or they will be forever barred.
THIS the 29th day of September, 2017.
/s/ Lee Baker Executor
Moore and Moore, P.A.
Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 230 Calhoun City, MS 38916 (662) 628-5451           4,11,18

PUBLIC NOTICE
SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE NOTICE OF SALE
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
COUNTY OF Calhoun
WHEREAS, on the 8th day of August, 2014, Monica K. Ross and David S Ross wife and husband, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Scott R. Hendrix, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Renasant Bank, Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Calhoun County, Mississippi in Book A361 at Page 648 Instrument# 2014001847; and
WHEREAS, on the 23rd day of May, 2017, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Renasant Bank, assigned said Deed of Trust unto Renasant Bank, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 391 at Page 133 Instrument# 2017001101; and
WHEREAS, on the 27th day of September, 2017 the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Dean Morris, LLC as Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 394 at Page 484 Instrument# 2017003145; and
WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 1st day of November, 2017, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the front door of Calhoun County Courthouse, near tax assessor’s office at Pittsboro, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Calhoun County, Mississippi, to-wit:
Township 11 South, Range 1 West
Commencing at an iron bar at the SW corner of Section 24, Twp. 11 South, Range 1 West, Calhoun County, Mississippi and running thence North 00 degrees 10 minutes 48 seconds West a distance of 452.04 ft. to a fence corner and the Point of Beginning of the herein described property; thence North 00 degrees 10 minutes 48 seconds West a distance of 388.96 feet to an iron pipe; thence North 89 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 856.23 feet to an iron pipe on the West R.O.W. of a public paved road; thence South 11 degrees 05 minutes 05 seconds West along the West R.O.W. a distance of 303.12 feet; thence along said R.O.W. with a curve to the left having a radius of 7,398.74 feet, to a chord bearing of South 09 degrees 57 minutes 37 seconds West, a chord distance of 290.18 feet, and an arc length of 290.20 feet to a fence; thence leaving said road. North 80 degrees 43 minutes 15 seconds West along a fence a distance of 315.72 feet to the point of beginning and containing 9.36 acres, more or less, and being in the SW1/4 of the SW1/4 of said Section 24.
I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee.
WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 5th day of October 2017
Dean Morris, LLC Substitute Trustee
855 S Pear Orchard Rd., Ste. 404, Bldg. 400 Ridgeland, MS  39157 (318) 330-9020
jm/F17-0740 PUBLISH: 10.11.17 - 10.18.17 - 10.25.17                                     11,18,25

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
Hawkins Home and Auto, Calhoun City, MS will sell at public auction November 2, 2017 at 10 a.m., 534 Veterans Ave, Calhoun City, MS 38916, Ph, 662-628-6677 the following:
1997 Toyota Camry VIN# 4T1BG22K3VUO16042
Gold in color, 429,954 miles                                                                               11,18,25

PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF CALHOUN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
IN RE: ADOPTION OF JACOLBI MAURICE CLARK, A MINOR
LEMARK BROWN and wife,
BARBARA KATHRYN BROWN, PETITIONERS      CAUSE NO:2017-A-07(W)
SUMMONS
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
TO THE UNKNOWN FATHER, who after diligent search and inquiry, is not to be found in this State, and whose whereabouts, place of abode, and post office address are unknown to the Petitioners, after having made diligent search and inquiry to ascertain same.
You have been made a defendant in the Petition filed in this Court by Le Mark Brown and Barbara Kathryn Brown, petitioners, seeking the adoption of Jacolbi Maurice Clark, whose natural mother is Riquita Laquantae Clark. Defendants other than you in this action are: None
You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Petition in this action to Benjamin A. Suber, attorney for petitioners, whose post office address is P. O. Box 8, Bruce, MS 38915.
You are hereby summoned to appear and defend against the petition filed against you in this action at 9:30 a.m. on the 1st day of December, 2017, in the Courtroom of the Calhoun County Courthouse in Pittsboro, Mississippi, and in case of your failure to appear and defend, a judgment will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition.
You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward.
Issued under my hand and seal of this Court, this the 10th day of October, 2017.
Ramona Tillman, Chancery Clerk
P. O. Box 8 Pittsboro, MS 38915
By: Wendy Hill Deputy Clerk                                                                            11,18,25,1

PUBLIC NOTICE
LOGIC AND ACCURACY TESTING OF TSX VOTING MACHINE
Notice is hereby given that the Calhoun County Circuit Clerk, Election Commissioners, and County Election Technician will conduct Logic and Accuracy Testing for all TSX Voting machines that will be used in the Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 Special Election. Testing will be conducted in Courtroom C in the Court Building at the Calhoun County Courthouse on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 8:30 AM until testing is completed. This notice is given Pursuant to Mississippi Section Code 23-15-531.4(b).
Ordered this the 12th day of October, 2017.
Carlton Baker, Calhoun County Circuit Clerk                                                              18

PUBLIC NOTICE
MISSISSIPPI APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION GRANT PROGRAM
COMBINED NOTICE
NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
AND NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
Town of Vardaman            Date:  October 18, 2017
P.O. Box 194
Vardaman, MS 38875
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
On or about November 3, 2017, the above named Town of Vardaman will request the Mississippi Development Authority Division of Community Services to release Federal funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, for the following project: Installation of sewer grinder pump behind Furniture Wood, Inc.
Finding of No Significant Impact
It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and accordingly the above-named Town of Vardaman has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190).
The reasons for such decision not to prepare such a statement are as follows:  The proposed activity will have no adverse effect on the environment, and the project will benefit residents by reducing sewage back-up into Furniture Wood, Inc.
An Environmental Review Record respecting the within project has been made by the above-named Town of Vardaman which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such Statement is not required.  This Environmental Review Record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying upon request between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of Federal funds.
Public Comments of Finding
All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration to  the Town of Vardaman to the Office of the undersigned. Such written comments should be received at the offices of The Town of Vardaman on or before November 2, 2017. All written comments so received will be considered and the Town of Vardaman will not request the release of Federal funds or take any administrative action on the within project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence. The Town will undertake the project described above with ARC Grant funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission Grant Program under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The Town of Vardaman is certifying to the State that the Town and Mayor James Casey  in his official capacity as Mayor consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision-making and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval Town of Vardaman may use the ARC Grant funds and the state will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended.
OBJECTIONS TO STATE RELEASE OF FUNDS
The State will accept an objection to its approval only if it is on one of the bases set forth in 24CFR Part 58.75. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58.76) and may be addressed to Mr. Ray Robinson, Compliance Manager, Post Office Box 849, Jackson, MS 39205-0849, (Attention: Ray Robinson)
Objections to the release of funds on bases other than those referenced above will not be considered by the state. Potential objectors should contact MDA to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
James Casey, Mayor                                                                                                   18

PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES
The City of Calhoun City requests proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide engineering services for work related to roof renovations for an economic development project as defined by a current Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) infrastructure  application.  You are invited to submit a proposal, in accordance with this request to the Calhoun City, City Clerk, 102 South Monroe Street, Post Office Box E, no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 27, 2017.
The Engineer will be responsible for performing all engineering services through project closeout in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations and policies.  The scope of work includes but is not limited the following:  1) prepare plans and specifications, 2) distribute bid documents, 3) assist in bid opening and prepare bid tabulation,  4) assist in the execution of construction contracts, 5) hold preconstruction conference, and 6) perform construction inspection including periodic reports to Union County and approve all payment requests.
The City of Calhoun City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The City of Calhoun City encourages Minority owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Woman owned Business Enterprises (WBEs) to submit proposals.
All proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked with the following language:  “Proposal for ARC Engineering Services.”  Proposals will be evaluated on the following factors:  Qualifications, (40 points), Experience (40 points) and Capacity for Performance (20 points).  To be evaluated properly, the following must be addressed in detail:
Qualifications – List of qualifications of person to be assigned to project;
Experience – Information regarding the firm’s experience and the projects previously undertaken, including the type and amount of grants awarded, the projects activities, and the status of projects;
Capacity for Performance – Identify the number and title of staff assigned to provide services.
The City of Calhoun City will evaluate each proposal.  They may hold proposals for a period of not to exceed thirty (30) days for the purpose of reviewing the content of the proposals and investigating the qualifications of the firms and assigned individuals.  The City of Calhoun City reserves the right to reject and/or all proposals.
Subject to ARC award and the removal of all environmental conditions, the City of Calhoun City will award a contract with the qualified individual or firm whose proposal has the highest number of cumulative points issued by the selection committee and determined to be the most advantageous to the City of Calhoun City, price and other factors considered. The contract will include scope and extent of work and other essential requirements. An individual contract will be executed for the awarded project and the contract will be on a fixed price basis.  The City of Calhoun City has the authority to terminate the selection at any time.                                                                                  18

PUBLIC NOTICE
APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION
GRANT PROGRAM
NOTICE TO INTENT TO REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
Date of Publication:  October 18, 2017
City of Calhoun City
102 South Monroe Street
Post Office Box E
Calhoun City, Mississippi  38916
Amye Hill, Mayor - 662-628-8345
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
On or after October 26, 2017, the above named City of Calhoun City will submit a request to the Mississippi Development Authority Division of Community Services for the release of Appalachian Regional Commission Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended, to undertake the following project: Calhoun City Manufacturing Building Improvements
Project Title:           Calhoun City Manufacturing Building Improvements
Purpose:                  Roof Renovations
Location:                 307 North Boland Street, Calhoun City, Mississippi
Estimated Cost:       $120,025.50
The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the Calhoun City, City
Hall, 102 South Main Street, Calhoun City, Mississippi, 38841.  A copy is also available at Three Rivers Planning and Development District, 75 South Main Street, Pontotoc, Mississippi and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Mayor or City Clerk. All comments received by October 25, 2017 will be considered by the City of Calhoun City prior to submission of a request for release of funds.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The City of Calhoun City certifies to the Mississippi Development Authority that Amye Hill, in her capacity as Mayor consents to accept jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  The Mississippi Development Authority’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related law and authorities and allows the City of Calhoun City to use HUD program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO STATE RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Mississippi Development Authority will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Calhoun City certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following basis:  (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Calhoun, (b) The City of Calhoun City has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by Mississippi Development Authority; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  The State will accept an objection to its approval only if it is on one of the bases set forth in 24CFR Part 58.75.  Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58.76) and may be addressed to Attention:  Shirley Thompson at Mississippi Development Authority, Community Services Division,  Post Office Box 849, Jackson, Mississippi  39205-0849.  Potential objectors should contact the Mississippi Development Authority to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Amye Hill, Mayor, City of Calhoun City                                                                                18

PUBLIC NOTICE
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-1
PROVIDING FOR FINES FOR THE  UNAUTHORIZED WITHDRAWAL OF WATER
AND FOR PERMIT TO WITHDRAW WATER
BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Board of Vardaman, Calhoun County, Mississippi as follows:
Section 1: DEFINITIONS
For purposes of this ordinance, the following definitions shall apply when used herein:
a. Water shall include any water drawn from any publicly owned fire hydrant or other water facilities that are not metered by the Town of Vardaman;
b. Unauthorized Use means any unpermitted use of any fire hydrant owned by the Town of Vardaman or any other water facility provided by the Town;
c. Unauthorized Withdrawal of Water means withdrawing water from City-owned or City-provided facilities that are not metered and are not properly maintained by back-flow apparatus.
Section 2: PURPOSE
The purpose of this ordinance is to provide for a permit for the use by any entity to withdraw water from any public source that is not metered, and the Town of Vardaman does hereby ordain, find and determine that the following shall apply to any City-owned facilities or privately owned facilities that are provided water by the Town of Vardman:
1. Any entity, individual or otherwise, who wishes to withdraw water for any purposes from any city-owned or city-provided water source shall be required to purchase a $25.00 permit which shall be valid for the time specified on the permit.  The permit may be signed for any number of days or weeks as the said permit might allow.
2. Any entity or individual who, under the use of this permit, withdraws water shall be required to pay a set fee, to be set by the Town of Vardaman, per 1,000 gallons.
Section 3: TIMES TO WITHDRAW WATER
It is further determined that the said water withdrawal shall be limited to working hours of the Town employees of the Town of Vardaman, Mississippi.  There shall be no authorized or unauthorized withdrawal of water, after hours, from any town-owned facility or any town-provided facility, which uses water from the Town of Vardaman.
Section 4:    DESIGNATED AREA
It is further ordained and determined that the said withdrawal of water shall be from one designated water distribution center within the Town of Vardaman.  Any other withdrawal of water from Town sources will not be permitted except as allowed by this permit and shall be limited to the designated fire hydrant or water disbursement apparatus.
Section 5:    PENALTIES
It is hereby determined that for any unauthorized withdrawal of water from any fire hydrant or any other unmetered point, or any other point does not have a proper back-flow apparatus as required by law, there shall be a fine assessed of $500.00 for the first offense, $1000.00 for second offense, and $1,500.00 for the third offense during any 24 month period.  The failure or refusal of any person or entity to abide by any provisions of this ordinance, or the violation of any provisions of this ordinance by any person or entity shall constitute a misdemeanor.  Any person or entity found guilty of any violation of any provision of this ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined as hereinabove enumerated.
At the discretion of the Judge, any person subjected to any of the above prescribed penalties may also be ordered to serve up to six (6) months in the County Jail.
Section 6: SEVERABILITY
This Ordinance has been considered section by section, provision by provision, and as a whole, and if any section or provision hereof should be held unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, the remaining sections and provisions hereof shall be valid, it being hereby declared that all constitutional and valid provisions hereof would have been enacted after the exclusion of any section or provision which might be found to be unconstitutional or invalid.
Section 7: CONFLICT OF LAWS
In the event any portion of this ordinance conflicts with the laws of the State of Mississippi, then, and in that event, the laws of the State of Mississippi shall prevail.
Section 8: EFFECTIVE DATE
This Clerk of the Board of Aldermen shall cause this Ordinance to be published as by law required.  THIS ORDNANCE SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER ITS FIRST PUBLICATION.
Section 9: ADOPTION
This Ordinance having been considered section by section, the Town of Vardaman hereby declares it to be in the interest of the health and welfare of the citizens of Vardaman, Mississippi for this to be adopted.
Section 10: ENFORCEMENT
Upon receipt of a notice from any respectful citizen being presented to any law officer or any designated representative of the Town of Vardaman, and if, in the opinion of the law officer or designated representative, that any person(s) violating the provisions of this ordinance, then the matter can be carried before the Municipal Court of the Town of Vardaman, Mississippi.
Upon motion duly made by Alderman Hamilton, seconded by Alderman Holmes, and being put to a roll call vote the result was as follows:
Wilbur Holmes voted YES
Jeff Clements voted YES
Jeff Hamilton voted YES
Peggy Skinner voted YES
Robert Earl McGregor voted YES
The motion having received the affirmative unanimous vote of all members present, the Mayor of the Town of Vardaman declared the motion carried and the Ordinance adopted.
This the 1st day of November, 2016.
James Casey,  Mayor
Kayla Wesley Town Clerk                                                                                           18

PUBLIC NOTICE
IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF CALHOUN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
IN RE:
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF
WILLIAM CURTIS BREWER, DECEASED
CAUSE NO. 2017-104(W)
EDITH DARLENE BUCKNER, EXECUTRIX
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Letters Testamentary having been granted to the undersigned under the Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM CURTIS BREWER, deceased, by the Chancery Court of Calhoun County, Mississippi, in Cause No 2017-104, on docket of said Court on the 23 day of August, 2017; and NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all persons having claims against said estate to have same probated and registered according to law within ninety (90) days from the date of the first publication of this notice by the Clerk of said Court; and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all claims not probated and registered within said time shall be forever barred.
DATED, this 23 day of August, 2017.
EDITH DARLENE BUCKNER, EXECUTRIX of the Estate of WILLIAM CURTIS BREWER
CHARLES JIM BECKETT, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 722, Bruce, MS 38915 662-983-8577 MSB #2304                                                                                                      18,25,1