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PAGE 2                                               THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                               TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010

                                                                 5th Annual
                                Weakley County Press
                                  Best of the Best
                               And The Winners Are...
                                               Pharmacy: Van’s                           Law Enforcement Officer: Tim Dolack
  School: Westview High School                 Real Estate Firm: Martin Realty           Lawyer: Kent Gearin
  Civic Club: Pilot Club                       Restaurant: Olivia’s Opera House          Mechanic: Ronnie Bynum
  Community Festival: Soybean Festival         Shoes: Shoe Shack                         Nurse: Cathey Nanney
                                               Tires: Tire Barn                          Pest Control: Servall
  BUSINESSES                                   Tanning Salon: Express Tan                Photographer/Studio: Christie Ricketts
  Apartment Complex: Donaldson Brothers        Veterinarian: Dr. Hooks                   Plumber: Donald Brewer
  Auto Body/Repair: Ron’s Auto                 Wrecker Service: Harper’s                 Postal Carrier: Rick Hansen
  Auto Parts: Advanced Auto                                                              Principal: David Byars
  Bank: First State Bank                       PEOPLE                                    Community Leader: Olivia Wilson
  Bar/Lounge: Opera House                      Mr Weakley County: Bob Hurley             Real Estate Agent: Belinda Overman
  Beauty Salon: Styles on Broadway             Ms Weakley County: Shelby Hurley          Teacher: Lisa Evans
  Building Supplies: Taylor Homeworks          Accountant: Jack Reese                    Waitress/Waiter: Rachell Fletcher
  Caterer: Opera House                         Auctioneer: Marvin Alexander
  Clinic: Hinds                                Bank Teller: Shay Jackson, 1st Citizens   FOOD
  Clothing Store (ladies): Sugar & Spice       Barber: Jeff Wright                       Barbecue: Damron’s
  Clothing Store (children): Sugar & Spice     Bartender: Megan Sherrill                 Breakfast: The Hearth
  Convenience Store: 3 J;s                     Boss: Larry Washburn                      Buffet: The Hearth
  Day Care: Christian Wee Learn                Car Salesperson: Shorty Alexander         Catfish: The Hearth
  Florist: Vicki’s Designer Touch              Chiropractor: Dr. Arnie Hicks             Chicken: 3-Point
  Funeral Home: Murphy Funeral Home            Coach: Gerad Parker                       Coffee: The Hearth
  Gift Shop/Registry: Kirkland’s Antiques &    Community Volunteer: Harry Henderson      Dessert: The Hearth
  Gifts                                        Dentist: Dr. Greg Moore                   French Fries: McDonalds
  Industry: MTD                                Doctor/Nurse Practitioner: Jack Baltz     Hamburgers: KN Rootbeer Drive-In
  Insurance: Westan                            Eye Doctor: Dr. Don Wright                Ice Cream: Dairy Queen
  Janitorial/Carpet Cleaning: Miracle Carpet   Electrician: James Bradberry              Margaritas: Opera House
  Lawn/Garden/Nursery: Zimms                   Firefighter: Brian Turnbow                Mexican: La Cabaña
  Nail Salon: Styles on Broadway               Hair Stylist: Amy Gallimore               Pizza: Snappy Tomato Pizza
  Nursing Home: Martin Health Care             Handyman: Joe Adcock                      Steaks: Opera House
  Pet Grooming: Country Pet Resort & Spa       Home Builder: David Hauhe
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010                              THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                     PAGE 3
                                                                       Best Civic Organization: The Pilot Club
And our cash prize winners are ...

     1st Place – $100 Winner Jordon White

                                                   Best Police                Best Fire-           Best Postal           Best Handy-
                                                    Officer:                   fighter:             Worker:                 Man:
                                                   Tim Dolack             Brian Turnbow           Rick hansen            Joe Adcock

2nd Place – $50 Winner   3rd Place – $25 Winner
    ashley Farrell            Bonita WeBB

     It’s great keeping up with old
  friends and family through the                  Martin Police Ptl.       Martin Fire Fighter   Martin Postal carrier   Best handyMan
 Weakley County Press. Living in                     tiM dolack              Brian turnBoW           rick hansen         dr. Joe adcock
 Knoxville, it is my connection to                        Best School: Westview High School
     – Bonita Burton Webb

     I played basketball and
  graduated from Westview High
 School in 2004. The Weakley Coun-
 ty Press was always on top of cov-
 ering not only sporting events, but
 other news going on in the commu-
 nity. I have since gotten a BA from
 Rhodes College in Memphis and am
 now in Law School at Nashville
 School of Law. Even though I have
 moved out of Weakley County, I
 still get online to read the Weakley
 County Press. They not only keep
 you up to date on everything go-
 ing on, but they also provide a real
 sense of community.
     – Ashley Farrell
PAGE 4                                                                    THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                       TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
              Best Auctioneer: Marvin Alexander                                                         Best Community Festival: Soybean Festival
  Marvin Alexander as the                                          The goals of Alexander          Every year for the past
Readers Choice winner for                                       Auctions and Real Estate        17 years, Weakley Coun-
Best Auctioneer? Going                                          Sales include offering the      tians have come together in
once, going twice, sold!                                        clients professional service    early September all for the
  Alexander Auctions and                                        whether they are sellers or     sake of one very versatile
Real Estate Sales opened for                                    buyers and to provide re-       bean. And it’s not the cof-
business in 1966 and deals                                      sults that help them reach      fee bean. Time and time
in auctions and private real                                    their goals in a time frame     again, when Press readers
estate sales at private trust.                                  that allows them to fulfill     choose their favorite com-
Owned by Marvin Alex-                                           their goals.                    munity festival, though
ander, the business is able                                        “We offer realistic mar-     they have many wonderful         the form of the community       several other sponsors and
to convert assets into cash                                     ket analysis including all      ones from which to choose,       taking interest and lending     community workers called
within a relatively short                                       the different features which    they make the selection of       support, however, the tiny      in for reinforcements.
time to market these assets                                     affect the sale of property     the magic bean – the Soy-        seed of an idea grew into a        Bringing in thousands of
across the country rather                                       both real and personal such     bean Festival in Martin.         plant and today is a flour-     visitors to the Martin and
than just locally. The atmo-                                    as condition, features, qual-      Much like the soybean         ishing field of success.        Weakley County area, the
sphere is casual, but busi-                                     ity, location, current market   plant itself, the festival had      Organizers of the festival   festival features numerous
ness is conducted in a businesslike man-        trends, the economy and current demand          its humble beginnings as no      readily admit that putting      free concerts, a barbecue
ner because different people and different      for the property,” Alexander remarked.          more than a tiny idea ush-       together an event of such a     cook-off, a street fair and
properties require different procedures.           Other employees include Luellen Alex-        ered in from former Martin       large magnitude is no easy      carnival with rides and
  Timing, demands and trends cause the          ander, Jennifer Garner, Mike Pierce and         Mayor Larry Taylor and           task. Planning takes place      concessions, Soybean Idol,
business to change daily. According to          Elizabeth Lackey.                               Jerry Grisham. With prop-        year-round with the brain-      several beauty pageants
Alexander, the economy causes people to            Located at 239 University St. in Martin,     er water and nurturing in        storming of a board and             See Soybean, Page 8
make different decisions. The age of sellers    the business is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and buyers affects the trends and demand.       on Monday through Friday. On Saturdays,
A full service is offered with professional     they may start at 6 a.m. and go all day until
expertise offered from start to finish. Alex-   10 p.m. for an auction. For more informa-
ander will also pay cash for real estate and    tion, call 731-587-4244, log on to alexan-
major items when customers want to sell or e-mail alexanderauc-


 Auctions & Real Estate Sales
         Marvin E. Alexander, Auctioneer & Broker
       Marvin E. Alexander of
     Alexander Auctions & Real
    Estate Sales has been awarded
      the 2010 Readers Choice
     Award for Weakley County’s
        Favorite Auctioneer.
     Marvin would like to thank
    The Weakley County Press and
         their readers for this
     47 Years of Auction experience:
 Real Estate • Farm Equipment • Livestock
  Antiques & Collectibles • Guns & Coins                                                                    Voted Weakley County’s Best Festival 5 years in a row!

     239 University St., Martin TN • 587-4244
                                                                                                               David Belote,                               Randy Brundige,
                                                                                                         Chairman Soybean Festival                        Mayor, City of Martin
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010                                                  THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                                                PAGE 5
                     Best Dentist: Dr. Greg Moore                                                                   Best Accountant: Jack Reese
                                                                                                    For the fifth year, Weak-       “We have known and         and that you will still have
                                                                                                 ley County Press readers        worked with Clark Cowart      the same professionals pro-
                                                                                                 have voted Jack Reese as        and Fincher Sargent and       viding services to you that
                                                                                                 their choice for Best Ac-       their associates for many     you have come to know
                                                                                                 countant. Jack Reese, own-      years and know them to        and trust. We appreciate
                                                                                                 er and manager, has been        be of the highest integrity   your business and your
                                                                                                 in business for 33 years        and talented within the ac-   confidence in us and look
                                                                                                 dealing in tax preparation,     counting profession.          forward to contributing to
                                                                                                 monthly accounting, audit          “With the rapid pace of    your continued success in
                                                                                                 and personal financial ser-     changes in tax laws, ac-      the future,” he added.
                                                                                                 vices.                          counting standards and           With so many years of
                                                                                                    “We treat each of our        financial issues facing in-   combined experience and
                                                                                                 clients with the profession-    dividuals and business, we    attention to customer ser-
                                                                                                 alism they should expect        were compelled to broaden     vice, it’s easy to see why
                                                                                                 from their Certified Public     the depth of our team and     Reese has been chosen
                                                                                                 Accountant,” Reese said.        expertise in order to pro-    again and again by The
                                                                                                    And now they are excited     vide you with the best ser-   Press readers as their fa-
                                                                                                 to announce that as of Sept.    vices and solutions,” Reese   vorite.
   Press readers, like everyone else, are         started by their father, Robert Moore.         1, 2010, they have merged       emphasized. “Please be as-       Offices are located at
very particular about their teeth yet are not        A wide variety of services are offered      with the firms of Cowart,       sured that you will receive   304 Broadway St. in the
always thrilled to have to go sit in a den-       at Moore Dental Office including tooth         Sargent & Webb, CPAs in         the same quality of unin-     historic business district of
tist’s chair and undergo an inspection. But,      whitening, veneers, porcelain crowns, oral     Jackson and Perry, McCain       terrupted service you have    Martin. For more informa-
because it’s a high priority, they choose to      surgery, root canal treatment, dentures and    & Cowart, CPAs in Paris.        come to expect from us        tion, call 731-587-4221.

                                                                                                 John R. Reese Cpa
go with a name that has been synonymous           partials. This is accomplished in a friendly
with dentistry for 54 years.                      setting by a staff committed to caring and
   This year’s Readers Choice Award for           excellence.
Best Dentist goes to the Moore Dental of-            Located at 113 Kennedy Dr. in Martin,
fice. Dr. Greg and Dr. Chris Moore have
followed in the tradition of caring and qual-
                                                  office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
                                                  through Friday and more information can
                                                                                                                                Best Accountant
ity dentistry for patients of all ages that was   be obtained by calling 731-587-4742.                         304 Broadway, Martin • 587-4221
                                            113 Kennedy Drive, Martin TN

 	      The Moore Dental Office has cared for the people of
 Weakley County for 54 years. Dr. Greg and Dr. Chris Moore
 have followed in the tradition of caring, quality dentistry for
 all ages of patients that was started by their father, Robert.                                       We Thank The Readers Of The Weakley County Press For Voting Us
                                                                                                         The Reader’s Choice For Weakley County’s Best Accountant.
            They offer a wide range of services:                                                          We Appreciate All Our Clients & Friends That Support Us.

                                                                                                                    For 5 Years Running,
 tooth whitening • veneers • porcelain crowns • oral surgery
         root canal treatment • dentures • partials
    In a friendly setting by a staff committed to caring and excellence
                                                                                                                   Weakley County’s Favorite
   “We are honored by the people of Weakley County who trust                                                       Tax Preparation Service
  Moore Dental to serve them. Let our family care for yours today”
PAGE 6                                                                 THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                      TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
            Best Auto Parts: Advance Auto Parts                                                        Best Convenience Store: 3J’s Food Mart
                                                                                               With everyone in a hurry in this hectic
                                                                                            day and age, 3J’s Food Mart rises above
                                                                                            the competition in satisfying its busy cus-
                                                                                            tomers. The store has once again earned a
                                                                                            vote of confidence from the readers of the
                                                                                            Weakley County Press as the Best Conve-
                                                                                            nience Store in Weakley County for five
                                                                                            consecutive years.
                                                                                               That is the life span of The Press’s Read-
                                                                                            er’s Choice awards and 3J’s has managed
                                                                                            to take the lead each year.
                                                                                               The convenience store is located on Elm
                                                                                            Street in Martin and offers a full line of
                                                                                            typical items such as sodas and snacks ap-
  Whether it be replacing      battery installation, wiper    vice possible with every      pealing to their customers.
oil, changing a battery or     installation and other parts   visit.                           But the store goes beyond typical be-
replacing windshield wip-      and accessories. If items         “We have over 90 years     cause it offers Krispy Kreme doughnuts
er fluid, Weakley County       are not in stock, they can     of automotive parts experi-   and Godfather’s Pizza. It also serves up
residents choose to go with    be ordered and overnight-      ence with a large range of    a wide selection of hot food items such
Advance Auto Parts to          ed seven days a week with      applications and will go      as fried chicken, potato munchies, pizza
meet all their automotive      some items carrying a          above and beyond to find      snacks and burger varieties.
needs.                         same-day availability.         the parts that others can’t      In business for 22 years, 3J’s Food Mart
  The Press readers have         General Manager Eric R.      find,” Talley stressed.       is owned by Jim and Glenda Menees.
named the store their Best     Talley promises customers         Advance is open Mon-          3J’s offers easy access to its multiple fuel
Auto Parts shopping in         a casual hometown experi-      day through Saturday from     pumps and plenty of parking for its con-
Weakley County.                ence with low prices guar-     7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and       stant busy times throughout the day. Com-
  Having opened in 1999        anteed and price matching      Sundays from 9 a.m. to 8      bine those traits with efficient and friendly       For more information about 3J’s Food
at 857 University St., Ad-     on any like item.              p.m.                          customer service and no doubt that makes          Mart or to place an order, call 587-5871.
vance has established itself     The goal remains to give        For more information,      a winning partnership, at least how their           For questions or inquiries, contact the
as the place to go for free    the customer the best ser-     call 731-588-1459.            customers feel.                                   owners at

                                                                                                                 609 Elm St. Martin 587-5871
         857 University St., Martin 731-588-1459
       Hours: Sun. 9am-8pm • Mon.-Sat. 7:30am-9pm                                                L OW -L OW -L OW P RICES O N C I GA R E T T E S ,
                                                                                                   OW- LOW- LOW R I C ES          GA ETTES
                                                                                                       T OBACCO & B EER E V ERYDAY !
 we         Low Price Guarantee
                                                                                                         OBAC CO     EER    E R Y DAY

 offer FREE Battery & Wiper Installation                                                                        S H O P SAVE!
                                                                                                                SHOP & S AV E !
  Over 120 Years Of Combined Experience In Our Store                                          BRING YOUR COUPONS AND SAVE EVEN MORE!!
                                                                                              B R I N G YO U R C O U P O N S A N D S AV E E V E N M O R E
             ASE Certified              free services
            Parts Specialists
                                         free advice                                                     2010         Thanks to everyone for
    We appreciate your trust in our automotive & parts
                                                                                                                     supporting us and voting
                        Thanks for voting us                                                                         us #1 convenience store
                Weakley County’s Best                                                                                  in Weakley County!
                  Auto Parts Store
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010                                                 THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                                           PAGE 7
      Best Beauty, Nail Salon: Styles on Broadway                                                             Best Florist: Vicki’s Designer Touch
                                                                                                   Vicki’s Designer Touch
                                                                                                has only been in business
                                                                                                for three years. After such
                                                                                                a short time, owner Vicki
                                                                                                White has already proven
                                                                                                to her customers that one
                                                                                                of her strongest assets in
                                                                                                her business are her unique
                                                                                                floral designs.
                                                                                                   The flower arrangements
                                                                                                at Vicki’s “speak for them-
                                                                                                selves.” At Vicki’s, cus-
                                                                                                tomers can also count on
                                                                                                finding unique gifts, gour-
                                                                                                met foods, home accesso-
                                                                                                ries and furniture.
                                                                                                   The store offers special
  There really is an art to looking and feel-   year’s Readers Choice poll in Best Beauty       services such as weddings
ing fabulous from your hair to your skin        Salon and Best Nail Salon categories.           and special events. Christ-
to your nails. Fortunately, there is a place      From Aveda to Bb products combined            mas is just right around the
where everyone that is in the business of       with skilled stylists the offer clients axxi-   corner and it’s not too late
pampering their customers knows the se-         um polish and tips, sea shell and bamboo        to book your holiday deco-
cret to the art of being fabulous.              massages, eyelash extensions, Aveda peels       rations.
  That place is Styles on Broadway and          and Aveda mineral make-up, their mission           Vicki and her staff of
once a guest enters the doors, they are im-     of enhancing the quality of lives around        Debbie Wade, Brittany
mediately transformed into a style shop         them rings true. Friend Styles on Broadway      Franks and Brada Taylor,
that is unique to downtown Martin.              Salonspa on Facebook or call 587-2266 for       “would like to thank our
  Weakley County Press readers think so         more information.                               loyal friends and customers       “Our customers continue    service with our unique
highly of Styles on Broadway that they            Step into style with a visit to the salon     for voting us Best Florist in   to inspire us to offer the   designs. We are truly
named the salon spa one of the best in this     spa located at 308 Broadway St. in Martin.      Weakley County.”                best quality and customer    blessed!”

 Relax...                                        ReadeR’s ChoiCe!!                                                                   Voted Weakley
                                                                                                                                     County’s Best
                                                  Voted Weakley
 We Specialize                                  County’s Best haiR                                                                      Florist!
 In The Details.                                   & nail salon                                        anks to all our wonderful customers!
                                                                                                       Just arrived...
  experience the difference...escape the ordinary                                                 Shop early for Christmas!
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                                                                                                        50% OFF
                                                                                                        We appreciate
                                                308 broadway st., 587-2266
                                                                                                        your business!
                                                                                                           401 S. Lindell St., Martin Store Hours: M-F 9-5 Sat 9-2
                                       “where details make the difference”                              
PAGE 8                                                                 THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
  Best Principal:               Best Electrician: Jimmy Bradberry                                         Best Tire Dealer: Martin Tire Barn
   David Byars                                                                                The choice is unanimous.
                                                                                           Weakley County Press read-
                                                                                           ers prefer their tires to be
                                                                                           raised in a barn.
                                                                                              The Tire Barn, located
                                                                                           just off the Dresden Hwy.
                                                                                           22 near MTD, is this year’s
                                                                                           Reader’s Choice for tires.
                                                                                              This Martin business
                                                                                           continues to rack up that
                                                                                           title year after year from the
                                                                                           readers of The Press.
                                                                                              Owned and managed by
                                                                                           James Denton Bell and aid-
                                                                                           ed by a host of tire experts,
David Byars is the principal                                                               Martin Tire Barn has been
of Westview High School.          Jimmy Bradberry has the     trician working in both      in operation since 1993 and
   Best Teacher:               power to light up a room.      Weakley, Henry and Obion     offers an assortment of tires
    Lisa Evans                    That’s why Press readers    counties.                    for passenger cars as well as
                               have voted him Best Elec-         Bradberry’s hours are     light trucks.
                               trician.                       7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday         The business carries a
                                  Bradberry, located at       through Friday.              wide selection of tires in-
                               7465 Hwy 190 in Palm-             Have an emergency and     cluding Bridgestone, Fires-
                               ersville, specializes in all   its Saturday morning?        tone, Toyo and Mastercraft.
                               types of electrical wiring     No worries, Bradberry is        The Tire Barn is open
                               and repair including resi-     available even in tricky     8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
                               dential, commercial and        situations.                  through Friday and 8 a.m. to     BEST TIRE DEALER – James Denton Bell and his
                               industrial from remodels          To find out more infor-   2:30 p.m. Saturday.              team at Martin Tire Barn knows what it takes to keep cus-
                               to new buildings.              mation, contact Bradberry       For more information call     tomers coming back for more as the business lands on The
                                  He is a licensed elec-      at 364-2963 or 697-0751.     731-588-0274.                    Press’ awards list once again.

Lisa Evans has been an edu-    Bradberry                                                      MARTIN TIRE
                                                                                              BARN INC.
cator since 1974. She has
been at Martin Primary
School for 26 years. Ev-
ans is a special education
teacher in grades kinder-
garten through 2nd for re-
source and gifted students.                 Residential                                       Voted Weakley
She lives in Martin with her
husband George. They have                   Commercial                                        County’s Best
one daughter, Anna Watson,
a son, Jason Evans and one
grandson, Drake. She gives                                                                    Tire Dealer
special thanks to her EA,
right hand Debbie Carter.            From Remodeled                                           3 years in a row!
Soybean                              to New Buildings
From Page 4
and many other events that              Licensed & Bonded
                                                                                              Dresden Hwy, Martin
contribute to the festival’s
being elected a favorite for      Weakley, Henry & Obion Counties
Weakley Countians.
   After another successful
year, board members are              Jimmy Bradberry                                          We would like to thank all our
back to brainstorming and                  Hwy 190 Palmersville
trying to come up with ways
to make next year’s festi-                 364-2963 or 697-0751                               customers for voting for us.
val even better than ever to                   Mon.-Fri. 7am-5pm                                           “Quality service...
keep the bean foremost in          available for Sat. & after hour emergencies
the hearts of readers.                                                                                             Because that’s how we roll”
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010                                               THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                                               PAGE 9
      Best Apartment Complex: Donaldson Bros.                                                                  Best Pharmacy: Van’s Pharmacy
                                                                                                Year after year, Van’s
                                                                                             Discount Pharmacy in Mar-
                                                                                             tin comes up with the pre-
                                                                                             scription for success with
                                                                                             Press readers.
                                                                                                This year’s Reader’s
                                                                                             Choice for Best Pharmacy
                                                                                             has been in business for
                                                                                             over 35 years and shows
                                                                                             no sign of slowing down.
                                                                                             Located on 319 Lindell St.,
                                                                                             the pharmacy is owned and
                                                                                             operated by Van and Mike
                                                                                             Swaim as well as Barry
                                                                                             Brooks and Becky Teal.          makes Van’s distinctive        customers to know their
   The Donaldson Bros.         Roger Donaldson leading        ping green, game room and         Weakley Countians fre-       over other pharmacies?         good health is important
have put their business        the way, and it strives to     playground.                    quent the locally-owned and        “We want to make our        to us. We keep our prices
stamp on several tracts of     make the residents feel like      Donaldson Bros. offers      operated business to fulfill    customers feel welcome         competitive and we provide
rental property around the     part of the family.            quality housing at an af-      all their needs for prescrip-   from the time they enter un-   good service.” Open from
area and for the fourth year     A comfortable and wel-       fordable price and excep-      tions, compounds and OTC        til they leave the store. We   8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday

in a row, they have placed     coming atmosphere can be       tional service from a fami-    health aids with in-town de-    are always glad to answer      through Friday and 8:30
their stamp securely on the    expected upon visiting and     ly you can trust. Located at   livery and out-of-town mail     any question,” Van Swaim       a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, call
hearts of Press readers.       Donaldson Bros. continues      132 Hynds Road in Martin,      service offered. So, what       explained. “We will treat      731-587-9509 for more in-
   In its 29th year of busi-   to work toward providing       the office is open Monday-                                     you like family. We want       formation.
ness, having opened in         the best possible service      Friday from 8 a.m. to 4
1981, Donaldson Bros.          and amenities including        p.m. For more information,

Rentals offers houses,         the DBR Clubhouse Re-          call 731-587-2575, log on
townhouses and duplexes.       sort featuring a pool, hot     to
It is family owned and         tub, basketball court, mini    or email rentdbros@hot-
operated, with Ralph and       golf, fitness center, chip-

                                                                                                                                  Van’s Pharmacy
                                                                                                                                  would like to say
                                                                                                                                  “Thank you” for
                                                                                                               2010                 voting us Best
                                                                                                                                  Pharmacy. It is a
                                                                                                                                pleasure to serve our
                                                                                                                                   community. We
                                                                                                                                     think of our
                                                                                                                                  customers as an
                                                                                                                                  extension of our
                                                                                                                319 Lindell St. Martin
PAGE 10                                                                  THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                             TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
                 Best Shoe Store: The Shoe Shack
                                                                                               WEAK LEY COUN RE!
                                                                                                         E STO
                                                                                                BEST SHO

   Even though the Shoe Shack has been
at its location at 303 S. Lindell St. in Mar-
tin for only five years, it has been provid-
ing Weakley County with boots and shoes
                                                  “It feels great and what a shock to get
                                                this award from the people of Weakley
                                                County. We appreciate and love all our cus-
                                                tomers and are glad we can help them out       $5
                                                                                                          DON’T MISS OUR....
                                                                                                           $5.00 SHOE TABLE
                                                                                                         & $10.00 SHOE TABLE!
since 1981. The growth online for The Shoe      with finding that next pair of comfortable
Shack has allowed it to add many brands         shoes and will continue to do that for years       Large Selection Ladies Dress & Casuals by...
that are usually only found in bigger cities    to come,” Castleman said.
and chain stores and bring them to every-         The owners feel that everyone should                CLARK • ROCKPORT • INDIGO • PRIVO
one in Weakley County.                          come to their store for all their footwear              BORN • NURSEMATES • MERRELL

   “The Shoe Shack every year continues to      needs because they offer a wide selection
grow our brands of shoes and boots so that
we can continue to bring more footwear
                                                of high-quality boots and shoes from which
                                                to choose. They carry many major name
                                                                                                                              Values up
options to the people of Weakley County,”       brands of shoes, western boots, work boots                                    to $100!
Bryan Castleman commented.                      and rain boots.
   As a result of this large selection, Weak-     Weakley County residents who want

                                                                                                         now $10.00
ley County Press readers have awarded           more information about the selection of
The Shoe Shack as the Best Shoe Store           boots and shoes can contact The Shoe
in Weakley County in the Readers Choice         Shack at 731-587-6541 or 1-800-634-1468.
Poll.                                           The Shoe Shack runs many online websites
   The Shoe Shack is owned by Bennie            at, www.dis-
                                                                                                                  YELLOW BOX

                                                                                                         1/2 PRICE
and Bryan Castleman and has store/office and www.workbootsu-
managers Loretta Wilds and Lagena Hill. Customers may also follow
They offer a full line of boots and shoes       The Shoe Shack on facebook at www.face-
for men, women and children and they also for updates about
sell online through many internet sites and     new arrivals and sales. Castleman and staff

                                                                                               Everything else in the store...
to many industrial companies.                   thanks Weakley County for this award.

                                                                                                        Bags, Jewelry, Accessories...
                                                                                               E   SHOE SHACK
                                                                                               303 South Lindell St., Martin TN • 587-6541
                                                                                                    Hours: Monday - Saturday 9-5 Sunday 1-5
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010                                                THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                                                                                               PAGE 11
          Best Full Service Bank: First State Bank

                                                                                                       Voted Best
                                                                                               Full Service Bank
                                                                                                     in Weakley County

   For the fifth consecutive year, The Press    First State Bank offers a complete line of
readers have chosen First State Bank as its     financial products and services ranging
Best Full Service Bank in Weakley Coun-         from free checking to interest-bearing mar-
ty.                                             ket accounts.
   With several locations throughout the           The full-service bank also specializes in
county, the bank owned by Community             custom loan services with competitive rates
First Bankshares has proven itself time and     and payment plans designed to fit their cus-
again in the Weakley County Press’ Read-        tomers’ needs.
ers Choice awards.                                 From mortgage services, insurance ser-
   First State Bank’s original charter began    vices, specialized ag lending, investment
in Dresden in 1887, and it has served cus-      options, consumer financing and indirect
tomers for more than 120 years.
   The seven locations in Weakley County
                                                auto financing, offices across the state can
                                                provide numerous services for a wide range
                                                of clients.
                                                                                               Thank You!
   • First State Bank – 101 S. Church St.,         “First State Bank has been serving the
Dresden, 364-3131, community bank pres-         Weakley County community for more than                   It is an honor to serve you in Weakley County and
ident – Andrea Hughes;                          120 years. It is wonderful to be selected as
   • First State Bank – 8798 Hwy. 22, Dres-     the readers’ choice for banking services.                 throughout Tennessee. Thank you for voting for
den, 364-3235, branch manager – Tonni           I’m proud that First State Bank employ-                 your friends at First State. We’re proud to be part of
Perkins;                                        ees are not just bankers – they are coaches,
   • First State Bank – 302 N. Front St.,       mentors, directors and community lead-                               this wonderful community!
Greenfield, 235-2690, branch manager            ers,” First State Bank CEO John Clark
– Dustin Frazier;                               commented.
   • First State Bank – 109 University St.,        “We are committed to being a leader in
Martin, 587-9561, community bank presi-         the financial services industry and a com-
dent – Sam Lewallen;                            plete community partner. Being chosen as
   • First State Bank – 126 University Plaza,   Weakley County’s bank of choice is very
Martin, 587-9284, branch manager – David        humbling,” the employees added.
Spencer;                                           The company prides itself in its daily      Full Service Banking
   • First State Bank – 142 E. Main St., Sha-   mission: to exceed the expectation of its
                                                                                               Dresden                                        Martin
ron, 456-2613, community bank president         customers. For more information, visit its
                                                                                               101 S. Church St. • 364-3131                   106 University St. • 587-9561
– Joe Brasher.                                  website at or email the    8798 Hwy. 22 • 364-3235                        126 University Pl. • 587-9284
   The company’s services are diversified.      bank at
                                                                                               Greenfield                                      Sharon
                                                                                               302 N. Front St. • 235-2690                    142 E. Main St. • 456-2613

                                                                                                      Banking I Finance I Mortgage I Insurance I Investments
                                                                                                              Bank deposits are FDIC insured. Bank, Mortgage, and Finance loans are subject to credit approval. Securities and Insurance
                                                                                                              products offered through LPL financial and its affiliates. Member FINRA/SIPC. Not FDIC Insured. No Bank Guarantee. May lose
                                                                                                              value. Not a Deposit. Not insured by any Federal Government Agency. First State Bank is not affiliated with LPL Financial.
PAGE 12                                       THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                      TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
               Best Insurance Agency: Westan Insurance             Mr and Ms Weakley County: Bob and Shelby Hurley
   A first impression has the power to                                Weakley County is home to many
make all the difference. This year’s                               great citizens. Two such citizens are
Reader’s Choice winner for Best Insur-                             Bob and Shelby Hurley, voted this
ance Company is a bit of a newcomer to                             year’s recipients of the Mr. and Ms.
the Martin area, but has managed to win                            Weakley County in The Press’ Read-
over the hearts of Press Readers.                                  ers Choice Awards. Bob Hurley is a
   Westan Insurance opened on Jan. 4 of                            retired Goodyear Employee. He re-
this year on 298 Broadway St. Managed                              tired after 30 years of dedicated ser-
by Teresa Hamm with Chad Snider run-                               vice to the Union City plant.
ning commercial lines and Nancy Durham                                Shelby Barnes Hurley is the owner
supervising personal lines, the business                           and operator of the Country Pet Re-
offers the personal lines of auto, home,                           sort and Spa located at 440 Rushing
umbrella, SR-22, rental property, health                           Rd. in Martin, Tennessee. The Coun-
and life insurance. The commercial line                            try Pet Resort and Spa was named
offers business, commercial auto, work-                            the 2008 Weakley County Chamber
ers compensation, equity, flood, farm,                             of Commerce’s Business of the Year.
special events, bonds, liability and annui-                        It has also received The Press’ Best MR AND MS WEAKLEY
ties. Home offices are located in Union                            Pet Groomer award for several con- COUNTY – Not only do Robert
City, Paris, Bradford, Kenton, Dresden                             secutive years.                        and Shelby Hurley successfully own
and McKenzie.                                                         The Hurleys are strong supporters and manage a business catering spe-
   “We’re very very delighted,” Hamm                               of the community. They give gener- cifically to pets, the couple offers
said of winning the award. “It’s a nice                            ously to numerous charities and have themselves at the community level in
gesture and we thank the readers of the                            a passion for giving back to the com- an effort to give back to their com-
Press.”                                                            munity, as it has been so very good munity.
   Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.                             to them. They have been known to
Monday through Friday. For more infor-                                                                    tional activities.
                                                                   support a little league team, to take
mation call 731-587-9993, fax 731-587-                                                                       They recently served as a sponsor
                                                                   in stray pets and find good adoptive
9994, log on to www.westaninsurance.                                                                      for the UT Martin’s Women in Com-
                                                                   homes for them and to support a
com or e-mail thamm@westaninsurance.                                                                      munications’ 5K Walk/Run for We
                                                                   wide variety of civic and organiza-                See HurleyS, Page 19

                                                         Thanks for the award...
                                                            But we prefer to win customers!
                                                         Westan Insurance-Martin is delighted to be recognized as
                                                         Weakley County’s best insurance agency. It demonstrates that
                                                         our customers like what we do for them.

                                                         Our focus is on you, our customer, and providing you with
                                                         the best coverage at a competitive price. Call us for all of your
                                                         insurance needs.

                                                          Auto • Homeowners • Motorhome • Boat • Motorcycle
                                                           Health • Life • Annuities • Worker’s Compensation
                                                            Business • Umbrella • Business Auto • sr22 Filing

                                                                                 Insurance - MartIn
                                                                                  298 BROADWAY • MARTIN, TN
     Teresa Hamm • Chad Snider • Nancy Durham                                      (near the Color Shop) 731-587-9993
 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010                                             THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                                               PAGE 13
                             Best Volunteer: Harry Henderson                                                       Best Attorney: Kent Gearin
                              Tennessee is dubbed
                           the “Volunteer State” and
                           a sense of volunteerism is

                you        something that the read-
                           ers of the Weakley County

                want the
                           Press have noticed when
                           they chose Harry Hen-
                           derson of Martin as the

                news....   Best Volunteer in Readers
                           Choice awards.
                              Henderson has been a
                           long-time volunteer with
                           Habitat for Humanity hav-
                           ing served 15 years in the
                           community program.
                              He also lent his help-
                           ing hands to the Memphis          there. He also serves as a
                           Conference United Meth-           youth mentor and helps
                                                                                                 This is the second time that attorney       ley County in 1992 and has since served
                Visit us   odist Church group helping
                           assist in disaster relief for a
                           dozen years.
                                                             with We Care Ministries
                                                             as well as serving with the
                                                             crew that makes it all pos-
                                                                                              Kent Gearin has claimed a top spot in The
                                                                                              Press’ Readers Choice awards as the Best
                                                                                                                                             clients in Weakley, Obion and the surround-
                                                                                                                                             ing counties. He and his staff – Sherry Gor-

               online at      Henderson has helped
                           haul debris and repair
                           homes after Hurricane Ka-
                                                             sible for Santa’s Village
                                                             through the Martin Parks
                                                                                              Attorney in Weakley County.
                                                                                                 Gearin and his staff would like to take
                                                                                              this opportunity to thank everyone that vot-
                                                                                                                                             don, Kristy Brown, Rebecca Dowden, Kim
                                                                                                                                             Beeler and Mary Ann Gearin – are avail-
                                                                                                                                             able to assist in domestic law, criminal,
                                                             and Recreation and Kiwan-
                NWTN       trina, the ice storm of 2009
                           and after tornados struck
                                                             is Club.
                                                                With such a spirit of gen-
                                                                                              ed him the best lawyer in the county.
                                                                                                 The Gearin Law Firm is a full-service
                                                                                              firm with offices on S. Lindell Street in
                                                                                                                                             corporate, estates, adoptions, personal in-
                                                                                                                                             jury and other matters.
                                                                                                                                                “Thank you for your confidence in the
                           West Tennessee near Mem-          erosity, it is easy to see why
                           phis.                                                              downtown Martin and on the court square        Gearin Law Firm and please know that we
                                                             Henderson has been named
                              But Henderson’s list of                                         in Union City. Gearin moved his practice       are proud to live, work and serve in Weak-
                                                             as the Best Volunteer in
                           volunteerism doesn’t stop                                          from the metropolis of Nashville to Weak-      ley County,” staff members noted.
                                                             Weakley County.

                                                                                                                                      Attorney Kent Gearin
                                                                                                                                       and his staff take this
                                                                                                                                       opportunity to thank
                                                                                                                                     everyone that voted Kent
                                                                                                                                         Best Lawyer in

        Gearin Law Firm
                                                                                                                                         Weakley County
                                                                                                                                   Kent Gearin, Attorney
                                                                                                                                        241 South Lindell Street
                                                                                                                                           Martin, TN 38237
                                                                                                                                            (731) 587-5546
                                                                                                                                             Court Square
                                                                                                                                         Union City, TN 38261
                                                                                                                                            (731) 885-2225
PAGE 14                                                                 THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                               TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
                                                          Best Restaurant: Olivia’s Opera House
   In 1896, a building was        Through its renovation,                                                                           Opera House claims
constructed at 214 S. Lin-     guests of Olivia’s Opera
dell St. in downtown Mar-      House get to experience the                                                                          top honors in 2010
tin for the sole purpose as    feel of the early 20th Centu-                                                                        Readers Choice poll
serving as an opera house.     ry style with exposed brick
Cultural events such as        walls, historic ceiling tiles                                                                        Olivia’s Opera House man-
dramas, recitals, lectures,    and bronze chandeliers. Ol-                                                                          aged to claim five of this
extravaganzas and fiddlers     ivia Wilson owns Olivia’s                                                                            year’s Readers Choice
contests were held on its      Opera House.                                                                                         awards chosen by read-
stage.                            The lounge and bar area                                                                           ers of the Weakley County
   A second floor of the       is unique to Olivia’s Opera                                                                          Press.
building housed arched         House. From martinis to ex-                                           Owner Olivia wilsOn and        In addition to being named
windows, a balcony, and        quisite wine, the lounge and                                            chef JOseph adcOck           Best     Restaurant,     Best
an acoustical, beaded-wood     bar has managed to meet                                                                              Steaks, Best Margaritas, Best
ceiling with framed diago-     the approval of The Press                                                                            Bar/Lounge and Best Cater-
nal planks.                    readers time and again.                                                                              er, Weakley County Press
   Shows were put on at the    This year, for the second                                                                            readers also called out indi-
Opera House until 1911.        year in a row, Olivia’s Op-     Daniel Fitzgerald                                                    vidual members of the Op-
   Throughout its lifetime,    era House restaurant has        use of tables and chairs,                                            era House team.
the building has also served   claimed the title of Best Bar   linens, dishes, private rest-                                        Rachell Fletcher was chosen
as a furniture store, ware-    or Pub by Weakley County        room facilities and a serv-                                          as the Best Waitress and
house, a Boy Scouts gym-       Press readers. This year, its   ing staff.                                                           Megan Sherill was named
nasium as well as an an-       signature margaritas have          The banquet hall is ideal                                         the Best Bartender.
tique store.                   also claimed the Best Mar-      for rehearsal dinners, wed-                                          But the wins don’t stop
   The building was brought    garita award in the Readers     ding receptions, formal and                                          there for Olivia Wilson and
to life once again, but this   Choice poll.                    informal soirees, business                                           her family as she claimed
time it serves as a place         The private banquet          meetings, university func-                                           the Best Community Lead-
where family and friends       room on the second story        tions and reunions.                                                  er award and her father, Dr.
can gather to enjoy good       is available for a fee, which      Call 587-8000 for addi-       Best Waitress:    Best Bartender:   Joe Adock was named Best
food and good times.           includes amenities such as      tional information.             Rachell Fletcher    Megan Sherill    Handyman.

                                                                                          Thank you for making

                                                                                                  One Of The Best
                                                                                                  Weakley County
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010                                               THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                                              PAGE 15
Community Leader: Olivia Wilson                                                              Best Eye Doctor: Dr. Don Wright
    As positive changes are    extraordinary happen.
 well under way in the his-       Wilson’s     “extraordi-
 toric business district of    nary” energies and leader-
 downtown Martin, readers      ship have placed her at the
 of The Press have made is     top of The Press’ Readers
 clear that those changes      Choice awards as Best
 haven’t gone unnoticed.       Community Leader in
 Spearheading                            2010.
 the campaign                               As a com-
 of growth and                           munity leader,
 development                             Wilson knows
 in the historic                         first hand what
 downtown dis-                           it takes: the will
 trict is commu-                         to see growth
 nity leader Ol-                         and      progress
 ivia Wilson of                          through sustain-
 Martin.                                 ability and the
    Leadership                           passion and de-         When it comes to choosing an op-      ter attending college at the University       “Our goal has always been to pro-
 has been de-                            termination to       tometrist in the Weakley County area,    of Tennessee at Martin and graduating      vide the absolute best eye care for our
 scribed as the                          follow through.      Press readers find the answer to be      from Southern College of Optometry         patients. Thanks to our staff over the
 “process of social influ-        Never asking anyone         crystal clear.                           in Memphis. In 1987, upon the elder        years for your dedication to doing a
 ence in which one per-        else to do what she isn’t         Once again, they’ve chosen the of-    Wright’s retirement, Dr. Pete Bukeav-      good job,” Wright remarked. “Most
 son can enlist the aid and    willing to do, Wilson has      fice of Dr. Donald Wright and Dr. Pe-    ich joined the office. The business is     of all, thanks to each of you for your
 support of others in the      tackled the project of         ter Bukeavich as the Readers Choice      dedicated to providing visual services     trust and confidence in our business
 accomplishment of a com-      breathing new life into        to fulfill all their optometric needs.   for all ages from pre-school to geriat-    for over 60 years.”
 mon task. Leadership is       downtown Martin with              In 1950, Dr. James P. Wright and      ric care. Medical treatment is offered        The business is located at 145 Ken-
 ultimately about creating a   tremendous excitement          his wife, Effie, started an optometry    for eye diseases, there is contact fit-    nedy Dr. in Martin. More information
 way for people to contrib-    and energy.                    practice and Wright’s son, Donald,       ting and care and the latest fashions in   can be obtained by calling 731-587-
 ute to making something          See WilSon, Page 19         joined the family business in 1972 af-   frames and eyewear are provided.           2020.

                                                                       Dr. Donald P. Wright
                                                                 Weakley County’s Choice for                                                                      2010
                                                                             Best Optometrist
                                                                  EYE & VISION CARE
                                                                Providing visual services for all ages from pre-school to geriatric care
                                                                   • medical treatment for eye diseases • contact lens fitting & care
                                                                        • providing the latest in fashion frames and eyewear

                                        Dr. Donald P. Wright --- Dr. A. Peter Bukeavich
                                         Wright & Bukeavich O.D.
   587-2020 • 145 Kennedy Dr., in the Professional Arts Building, Martin TN
PAGE 16                                                                THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
                               Best Child Care Facility: First baptist Church’s Christian Wee Learn

   A strong child care pro-      Opened in 1986 and di-       facility with security doors   care on most school holi-       all they need to know to be   located on 123 University
vider carries the power to     rected by Leatha McCro-        and lots of love, Christian    days and a full-time school-    ready for “big school.”       Street and is open from
shape the foundation of        skey, the childcare center     Wee Learn offers a loving,     age summer program each            McCroskey emphasizes       6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on
a child from birth and all     provides services for chil-    peaceful environment in        summer. There are cur-          that most of the staff has    Monday through Friday.
throughout his or her life.    dren ages six weeks to 12      which children can play,       rently a few openings in the    been teaching for at least    For more information or to
Press readers continue         years. Listed as a full-ser-   learn and grow in Jesus        program for children ages       five years and she had        enroll in the program call
to choose Christian Wee        vice preschool ministry        each day.                      3.5 to 12 years and the goal    been with the program for     731-587-5823 or McCro-
Learn, a ministry of Mar-      offering a curriculum with       The childcare center of-     is to teach as many children    over 12 years. The goal is    skey’s cell phone at 731-
tin First Baptist Church       a Biblical foundation with     fers before and after school   (and their families) that the   to show a child the love of   514-1093, long on to www.
as their favorite child care   two teachers in each class-    daycare during the school      love of Jesus is possible       God in everything they do. or email day-
provider.                      room and a state-of-the-art    year, drop-in school-age       while teaching the children        Christian Wee Learn is

                                                                               Christian WeeLearn Center,
                                                                                   A Ministry Of First Baptist Church, Martin
                                                                                               Full Service Pre-school Ministry
                                                                                      Offering A Curriculum With A Biblical Foundation

                                                                                 Weakley County’s Choice
                                                                                   for Best Day Care
      Offering Childcare Services for                                              • Before & After School Care During The School Year
                                                                                   • Drop-In School Age Care On Most School Holidays
        Ages 6 Months to 12 Years                                                  • Full-time School Age Summer Program

          Open: Mon. - Fri. 6:30am - 5:30pm                                      731-587-5823 ~ 731-514-1093 Leatha McCroskey, Director
          Openings available for 3 years & up                                       123 University St., Martin TN •
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010                                                                                   THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                                                                                              PAGE 17
                                                    Best Auto Dealer: Larry Alexander of Weakley County Motors
   It takes a special kind of                 Other salesman at that                        Berry.
person to sell cars. The oc-               time were Howard Garner,                            Now, for over 46 years,
cupation is one that requires              Bob Whitehead and Ezell                          Weakley County Motors
a high level of patience, a                Watson. In the parts and                         has continued to be a fam-
good attitude and care and                 service department, there                        ily operation involved in
concern for the customer.                  was Ronnie Alexander,                            the community.
   When Press readers                      Matt Merritt, Doyce Perry,                          Weakley County Motors
consider who to buy a car                  Hubert Stephens, Raymond                         is a supporter and contribu-
from, they look no further                 Douglas, Robert Chappell                         tor to the University of Ten-
than Shorty Alexander of                   and Pirtle Edwards.                              nessee at Martin, local high
Weakley County Motors.                        In 1971, Larry Alexan-                        school athletic programs
   Weakley County Motors                   der joined the business as a                     and area baseball and soc-
began operation in April                   salesman. Weakley County                         cer programs.
1964 as a family-owned                     Motors relocated to a new                           After Horace died in
business. Horace Alexander                 facility in 1974 at 841 N.                       1993, Dorothy and sons
acquired the Ford Agency                   Lindell St.                                      Ronnie, Larry and Keith
that was located on 105 N.                    Then, in 1976, Keith Al-                      continued to operate the
Lindell St.                                exander started working as                       dealership in the same fash-
   A full line of Ford prod-               the bookkeeper and com-                          ion as was started in 1964.
ucts were sold at the time                 puter controller and Ronnie                         By adding Keith’s son,
including nameplates such                  moved from parts to sales.                       Justin Alexander, in new
as Mustang, LTD, Torino,                      In 1983, Weakley County                       and used car sales and Ron-                      BEST AUTO DEALERS – The experienced staff of Weakley County Motors is ready
Pinto, Falcon, Maverick,                   Motors added the Nissan                          nie’s son, Jason Alexander,                      to give their customers exactly what they are looking for. They are (from left, seated)
Thunderbird and Ford                       line of cars and trucks.                         in parts sales plus Ronnie’s                     Pat Alexander, Dorothy Alexander, (from left, standing) Tim Miller, Jason Alexander, Justin
trucks. There was also a                      The Nissan products                           wife Pat in bookkeeping,                         Alexander, Keith Trevathan, Keith Alexander, Paul Gholson, Jeremy Cole, Danny Brown,
full parts and service de-                 included Sentra, Stanza,                         the parts and service de-                        Larry Alexander, Ronnie Alexander and (in car) Blake Alexander, not pictured is Frank
partment and a used car lot.               Maxima, 300Z, 240SX,                             partment now includes Tim                        Bohanek.
Horace was a salesman and                  Nissan trucks and a com-                         Miller, Paul Gholson and                         Bohanek and Jeremy Cole business.                            Weakley County Motors
his wife, Dorothy, was of-                 plete parts and service                          Danny with technicians                           – all who have many years        With the ever-chang- has continued to provide
fice manager.                              operation owned by Jerry                         Keith Trevathan, Frank                           in the automobile repair ing automobile industry,                     See Auto, PAge 25

                                                                                             Congratulations to
                                                                                      Larry “Shorty”
                                   Who Was Voted
  2010 FORD CLOSEOUT Weakley County’s                                                                                                                                                                                      sign & drive
 Financing starting at 0% A.P.R. Best Auto Salesman!
  $500 Extra for Farm Bureau Members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                complete lease package
                                                                                                            Come by                                                                                             ✔ NO MONEy dOwN                         includes
        IN STOCK NOW!!                                                     2010                             Weakley                                                                                             ✔ NO uPfRONT cOSTS                 3 year/45,000 mile
   2011 MUSTANG SHELBY GT500                                                                                 County                                                                                             ✔ NO SEcuRITy dEPOSIT              maintenance plan
 BRAND NEW 2010 FORD SUPERCAB                                                                             Motors and
$8,000 TOTAL SAVINGS                                                                                                                                                                                            bRaNd NEw 2010
 $32,915.00    MSRP
                                                                                                         let Larry put                                                                                          NISSaN aLTIMa 2.5S
               FORD CASH                 0.0% A
                                                                                                           you in the                                                                                           $310.00
                                                PR 60
               FMCC CASH
               TRADE ASSIST.            $4,500 OR
                                                      MOS                                                 car or truck                                                                                          PER MONTH
$24,915.00 SALE PRICE
                                                     CASH                                                    of your                                                                                            (Includes tn tax) 39 month lease

       BRAND NEW 2010 FORD SUPER CREW                                    STOCK #15345, MSRP $28,495.00
                                                                                                            STOCK #15396, MSRP $23,720.00                   for 3 years/45,000 miles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2.5l 4cyl, 175 hp, mpg 32 hwy, automatic transmission,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   splash guards, floor mats, stock #15364, model #13110
                             $8,000 TOTAL SAVINGS                                                    WEAKLEY COUNTY MOTORS
                                                                                                           841 N Lindell, Martin
                                                                                                                                                                     WEAKLEY COUNTY MOTORS
                                                                                                                                                                          841 N Lindell, Martin                    the sign and drive complete leasing package
                                 $34,500.00    MSRP                                                  731-587-3141 or 800-748-9712
                                                                                                                                                                     731-587-3141 or 800-748-9712
                                                                                                                                                                                                                includes no money down, no security deposit, no
                                  -1,500.00    DISCOUNT
                                  -4,500.00    FORD CASH
                                                                                                  “Your Ford Dealer For Over 45 Years”
                                                                                                                                                                 “Your NISSAN Dealer For Over 25 Years”         upfront costs including first month payment, all
                OS                                                                                                                                                                                               upfront state and local taxes, first year license
           60 M
                                                                                                                                             ** leasing available to qualified buyers, $310.00 per month in-
                                  -1,000.00    FMCC CASH              ** plus tax and title, all factory rebates including Ford Cash,
       APR                                                                                                                                  cludes monthly tax for 39 month lease, 15,000 per year allowed
  0.0%                            -1,000.00    TRADE ASSIST.          FMCC cash and trade assistance have been applied to sale
          OR CASH                                                    prices, must trade in a 1995 or newer model to receive trade
                                                                                                                                              for a total of 48,750 miles, all leases subject to end of lease
                                                                                                                                             disposition fee of $395.00 and a 15 cents per mile charge for      plate, and oil & filter changes plus tire rotation
         FORD                   $26,500.00 SALE PRICE                assistance cash, financing available to qualified buyers, must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for 3 years/45,000 miles.
                                                                                                                                             excess miles, lease does not include full coverage insurance,
  $                  XLT, CHROME PKG, TOW, SAT RADIO, STOCK #15369   finance with FMCC to receive FMCC cash, sale ends 11-1-10                    lease includes $199.00 process fee. offer ends 11-1-10
PAGE 18                                                                    THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                        TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
           Best Hamburgers: KN Rootbeer Drive-In
                                                                                                   Best Burgers In
                                                                                                   Weakley County 2010
                                                                                                  5 Years In A Row!
                                                                                                  It was an honor to be chosen
                                                                                                  by the people for this award.
                                                                                                  We would like to take this
                                                                                                  opportunity to thank all our
                                                                                                  employees past & present
By Joey Guest                     den Service Stations now        ‘How the heck would a guy       who have helped us serve this
Special to The Press              stands. After about eight       from L.A. know about KN?’
   For the lifetime of The        and a half years there, says    He said he graduated from       community the best food for 48 years.
Press’s Readers Choice            Roy, they opened their new      UTM and turned to the rest
Awards, KN Rootbeer               place at 242 North Lindell      of guys and said, ‘There
Drive-In has claimed the          St., where it continues to      isn’t a better cheeseburger
Best Burger award for the         satisfy hungry appetites to     in the nation than one from
last five years.                  this day.                       KN Root Beer in Martin,
   Combine that winning              Along with daughters         Tennessee!’”
tradition with lasting mem-       Sandy and Susan and                The secret to the great
ories still being created at      granddaughters Allison and      taste of a KN cheeseburger
the local drive-in restaurant     Erica, the Wrights have         is pretty simple, said Roy.
and KN Rootbeer Drive-In          made lasting impressions        “We use a good product,
is on the global map.             with their great food and       and I know how to cook.
   This old-fashioned Mom         southern hospitality.           We are very particular
and Pop burger joint, which          “Sam and I used to go to     about what we send out to
has been a local favorite in      the KN when we were col-        the customers.”
Martin since 1962, has re-        lege sweethearts, and our          One of the items that
ceived national attention         favorite thing to order was     makes this restaurant so
thanks to the online social       the Texas chili pie and root    unique is its root beer,
networking site Facebook.         beer way back in 1965,”         which they make in house
   All of this has been thrill-   said Donna Bellis Sinclair.     and serve ice-cold in thick,
ing for the Wright fam-
ily, who say they’ve seen a
                                  “When my family comes for
                                  our fall fest, they all want
                                                                  frosty, glass mugs. Another
                                                                  is, of course, the slaw burg-
                                                                                                  241 N. Lindell, Martin • 587-2551
spike in business since the       to go to the KN for a treat!”   er, which usually invokes       We thank each & everyone for the support
group’s creation in early         Those lasting impressions       a look of disdain when ex-
March, just a few days            can turn up in the most         plained to a KN newcomer        & confidence in giving us the opportunity
before they celebrated 47         unusual circumstances, as       but has been the joint’s top
years of operation.               Martin native Alan Hughey       seller for decades.
                                                                                                  to serve you. We look forward to serving
   “It’s been really fun,”        discovered on a business           But, the secret to the                  you in the future!
said Sandy Clayton, the el-       trip to Los Angeles.            Wrights’ success is not en-
dest of the Wright children
and now a mother of two
                                     “I’m in L.A. pitching a
                                  sale to executives of a big
                                                                  tirely due to the quality of
                                                                  their food and drinks. It’s       From our family to yours,
                                                                                                         many thanks!
daughters who also work           company and had previ-          mostly the Wrights, them-
at the drive-in. “I come in       ously only spoken to one        selves. They’ve done more
every day and tell everyone       of the five in the room. As I   than feed the bellies and
how many members we
have now. When it got to
                                  begin my presentation, one
                                  guy stopped me and asked
                                                                  quench the thirsts of loyal
                                                                  customers for more than                  Roy & Barbara Wright
150, I thought that was just
grand. And, now, it’s amaz-
                                  if I was from Texas or Ten-
                                  nessee (due to the accent). I
                                                                  47 years -- they’ve touched
                                                                  their hearts.
                                                                                                   Sandy, Keith, Allison & Erica Clayton
   Roy and Barbara Wright
                                  told him I was from Martin,
                                  Tennessee. He said, ‘I have
                                                                     To read more posts and
                                                                  discussions from Fans
                                                                                                            Susan & Paul Hicks
opened their restaurant on        one question to ask you: Is     of KN Root Beer Drive-           Jeff, Rhonda, Kayla & Hannah Wright
a snowy day in March 5,           KN Root Beer still there?’      In,     visit    http://www.
1962, at its original location
down the street, where Sud-
                                  I said, ‘Yeah … eat there
                                  all the time.’ I asked him,
                                                                  php?gid=54225888147.             Hometown Owned & Operated
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010                                                     THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                                                   PAGE 19

                                live and work than Weakley          be given the money. We do
                                                                                                       Best Bank Teller: Shaye Jackson of First Citizens Bank
Hurleys                         County, Tennessee.                  a similar activity at Christ-        First Citizen’s Shaye Jackson is this
From Page 12
Care Ministries.                   If the Hurleys could have        mas, but we all decide            year’s Best Teller. And you can take that
   Upon notification that       a platform as Mr. and Ms.           where to give the money. It       to the bank.
she had won Ms. Weak-           Weakley County, it would            makes us feel good to give           Jackson serves as Tom Suratt’s loan as-
ley County, Shelby Hurley       be a call to others to give of      back. I think we are closer       sistant and has worked with the bank for
said, “Winning this award       themselves and do more for          friends because of it!” Shel-     nearly five years. She also fills in when a
inspires me to do more and      this wonderful community.           by Hurley commented.              teller is absent.
give more back to the com-         “Just a little bit of time or       Ultimately, the Hurleys           With Jackson taking top honors in bank
munity.”                        money can do great things.          wish to thank everyone            telling, it is easy to see why First Citizen’s
   Bob Hurley said, on          For instance, our group of          who voted. They hope that         National Bank takes home the prize as the
his winning Mr. Weakley         friends don’t give gifts to         this article inspires others to   third best large employer in the state of
County, “Gosh, it’s quite an    each other for birthdays;           give back to the community,       Tennessee by Business TN Magazine, the
honor. I hope that I can live   rather, we each give a set          because as Walt Whitman           second such designation in as many years.
up to such a nice recogni-      amount of money and the             said, “Charity and personal          First Citizen’s National Bank is an inde-
tion.” Both indicated that      birthday person gets to             force are the only invest-        pendent community bank offering full fi-
there was no better place to    choose a charity that will          ments worth anything.”            nancial service including deposits, lending
                                                                                                      and trust investment. There are 19 branches
Wilson                          town buildings and three            tion of a long-time former        spread over nine counties in middle and
From Page 15                    businesses along Lindell            nightspot is underway.            west Tennessee. The bank was currently
   She knows that to have       Street in downtown Martin.             With so many successful        ranked in the top 200 community banks in
a revitalized downtown, it      Olivia’s Opera House is a           projects catering specifical-     America based off its three-year average
takes everyone working to-      full-scale restaurant featur-       ly to her guests and those of     return on equity, by U.S. Banker magazine        sporting event due to work. Wellness pro-
gether and promoting one        ing unique cuisine and at-          the historic downtown, the        in the summer of 2009.                           grams are extended to employee families.
another. With appreciation      mosphere. The Gap serves            traffic in downtown Martin           Referring to its employees as the “First        As a community bank, First Citizens is
and respect for the past fu-    as Martin’s first and only          has increased and the spirit      Citizens Family,” the bank goes to great         committed to serving the needs of the cus-
eled with a vision for the      pocket park, giving guests          of community is in full-          lengths to support the personal lives of its     tomer base which includes the purchase
future, Wilson believes that    open-air food and entertain-        force thanks to Wilson’s          employees. First Citizens Bank strives to        and/or renovation of residential real estate.
downtowns are the heart         ment. Her current project is        motivation for sustainabil-       participate in community events as well as       This responsibility is fulfilled while pro-
of every community. She         located at 230 S. Lindell St.       ity in the heart of the com-      the activities of the children of employees.     tecting the investment of shareholders by
is the owner of two down-       where a complete renova-            munity.                           It is unusual for a parent to miss school or     adhering to sound underwriting principals.

                                                                                 Your kind of people.
                                                                                            Your kind of bank.
                                               As a community bank we are committed to serving
                                                        the needs of our customers.
                                                                    We are proud of our employees
                                                                    and would like to congratulate
                                                                           Shaye Jackson
                                                                   Weakley County’s Best Bank Teller

                                                        200 University Street, Martin TN / 731-587-2010

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          Best Fries: McDonald’s                                                          Best Real Estate Firm: Martin Realty Co.
   After five years worth of      ting up on University Street                                   of the Year and the other for    Vicki Hicks, Janice Hicks        She is an alumni of UT-
Readers Choice Awards, the        just down from the Univer-                                     having the Realtor of the        and auctioneer/broker Don      Martin and serves as a
category of Best Fries con-       sity of Tennessee at Martin,                                   Year in Belinda Overman.         H. Smith.                      member of the chamber of
tinues to be dominated by         McDonald’s later expanded                                        According to the website,         The website states, “The    commerce and the econom-
one restaurant.                   to add a Dresden location                            ,          Martin Realty Team is          ic development advisory
   For the fifth year in a row,   in order to better provide                                     Martin Realty specializes in     showin’ you the way home       board. With a head for busi-
McDonald’s takes home the         good tasting fast food, sav-                                   residential and commercial       because Belinda Overman        ness and a heart for people,
top honor with its fresh,         ing patrons minutes while                                      property and works dili-         is a great leader.             this homegrown, West Ten-
salty sprinkling of shoe-         still being able to enjoy a                                    gently to do its professional       “Her specialty is com-      nessee fireball really knows
strings in the trademark red      filling meal when there is                                     best to serves its clients and   mercial and investment         the lay of the land.”
box.                              not enough time to sit down                                    customers.                       properties, but Belinda also     For more information,
   From small white bags          and eat. And everyone                                            The Martin Realty group        develops, builds and nur-      call 731-587-9559, fax 731-
that fit ever so perfectly        knows in this day age, time                                    features affiliate brokers       tures her southern commu-      587-2947 or e-mail info@
into Happy Meals to super         is a luxury.                                                   Humberto          Hernandez,     nity.                

                                                                                                               Martin Realty Co.
size boxes of the golden de-         The Martin McDonald’s       BEST REALTOR – Mar-
licious thin, fried potatoes,     is open 24 hours a day and     tin Realty Co. leader Belinda
Weakley County Press read-        the Dresden McDonald’s is      Overman has been named

ers have turned time and          open until 1 a.m. For more     Best Realtor for 2010.
again to the Golden Arches        information, visit www.           Martin Realty once again
to satisfy their french fry or call 731-     racks up big real estate in
cravings.                         587-3040 for the Martin        Best of the Best by taking
   First coming to the area       location and 731-364-5761      home two awards – one for
in the late 1980s and set-        for the Dresden location.      being Real Estate Company

           Thank you for voting us...
   Weakley County’s
                                                                                                   New Listing! Over 3,200 sq. ft.,
                                                                                                   this new brick home has 3 BR, 3
                                                                                                   BA. Beautiful dining room, den                Like New this 3 BR, 2 BA home has

      Best Fries
                                                                                                   with fireplace, granite countertops in         been completely remodeled! New
                                                                                                   the kitchen, plus covered patiio for          kitchen, bathrooms, floors, doors,
                                                                                                   outside entertaining! Call us today           paint, light fixtures and much more!
                                                                                                   to go look at this great buy! Other           Covered front porch! Priced in the
                                                                                                   features include ceramic tile and             $60’s!
                                                                                                   hardwood floors throughout!

                                                                                                                                                 Attention Investors! We have the
                                                                                                                                                 perfect opportunity for you to invest
                                                                                                   Why buy used? When you can buy                in your future! 18 townhouses located
                                                                                                   new with everything under builder’s           close to the University! Each unit has
                                                                                                   warranty! All this home needs is              3 BR, 2 BA! Rental rates range from
                                                                                                   your personal touch! Priced to sell at        $500-$600! Annual income of over
                                                                                                   $129,900!                                     $115,000!

                                                                                                                                                            Showin’ You
                                                                                                                                                             The Way
                                                                                                                 Belinda Overman, Broker ......................................571-4276
                                                                                                      2010       Humberto Hernandez, Aff. Broker .........................819-1306
                                                                                                                 Don H. Smith, Broker ............................................514-0814
                                                                                                                 Janice Hicks, Aff. Broker .......................................819-7199
                                                                                                                 Vicki Hicks, Aff. Broker ........................................514-8866
                                                                                                                               407 N. Lindell St., Martin TN
                   801 University Street, Martin TN                                                                      
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010                                                 THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                                                 PAGE 21
        Best Children’s Clothing: Sugar and Spice                                                         Best Women’s Clothing: Sugar and Spice
   It is the fifth year in a     Readers Choice award for        Martin offers a great selec-      A downtown Martin bou-       Sugar and Spice can give         tle bit of trend, but favors
row that a downtown Mar-         The Press.                      tion in Baby registry ideas    tique has been named the        you the very best advise in      a wardrobe that is timeless
tin specialty shop offering a      Sugar and Spice located       for moms-to-be.                county’s Best Women’s           the latest trends.               and something that you
fine selection of children’s     on Broadway Street in the          The store also features     Clothing Store for the fifth       Maloan says that Fall         can build on season after
clothing has claimed the         design district of downtown     great birthday gifts and       consecutive year by the         2010 is the perfect time to      season. The fit, colors and
                                                                 Christmas gift ideas.          readers of the Weakley          update your wardrobe. De-        fashion are awesome, ac-
        Best Gift Shop/Registry:                                    A special plus for their    County Press.                   signers have done the best       cording to Maloan.
               Kirkland’s                                        customers is that the store       Sugar and Spice offers       job ever of creating great          Sugar and Spice is truly
   Since the early 1990s,        top for the brides to home      offers free gift-wrapping.     this area’s best selection in   fashion for all ages, sizes      your one-stop shop for your
one name has become syn-         décor for the home and of-         Not only does Sugar and     updated fashion, accesso-       and styles. Leggings are         wardrobe update and while
onymous with quality inte-       fice.                           Spice offer a great selec-     ries and gifts. Owner Sha-      still hot and designers have     you are updating your
rior design and antiques in         With both a casual and       tion of the latest fashions    ron Maloan realizes that        narrowed pant legs to offer      wardrobe, the ladies at Sug-
downtown Martin.                 formal atmosphere and sea-      for children, customers can    today’s consumer is smart       the legging look without         ar and Spice will wrap free
   Kirkland’s     Antiques,      sonal changes thrown in for     also find the perfect acces-   and informed and wants the      being so skin tight.             for you the perfect gift from
Gifts and Interiors took         good measure, Kirkland’s        sory and shoes to go with      best buy for their dollar.         “The narrow-leg pant ac-      lines such as Pandora, Vera
home the Readers Choice          offers special pricing for      the latest fashions.              Maloan and her staff         tually can be very slander-      Bradley, Brighton, Sorelli,
Award in 2007 and 2009           brides in need of complet-         “Thank you for choos-       strive hard to separate them-   ing,” Maloan admitted.           Hobo, Tyler, Niven Morgan
and has now captured the         ing their place settings.       ing Sugar and Spice for as     selves from the competition        Bling is definitely the       and Shelly Kyle.
honor for the second year        The goal of the long-run-       the area’s No. 1 resource in   by offering the very best in    thing this season – sequins,        Maloan said she knows
in a row.                        ning business is to offer the   children’s clothing, shoes,    customer service, expertise     leather and lots of jew-         people can shop anywhere,
   The business opened in        Martin area a varied choice     gifts and accessories,”        and selection.                  elry. It is time to bring out    but she and her staff work
1992 as a multi-faceted          of merchandise with ideas       owner Sharon Maloan com-          Put your fashion maga-       the cowboy boots and buy         to give you every reason to
store offering not just an-      sprinkled in for the home.      mented.                        zines aside and know that       more. Everything from an-        keep coming back to Sugar
tiques, but items to tempt          To find out more informa-                                                                   kle boots to above the knee      and Spice.
                                                                     Congratulations from the Weak-
brides and must-haves for        tion about Kirkland’s, con-                                                                    boots are in style – so have        “Thank you for shopping

                                                                   ley County Press staff to this year’s
any top-notch interior.          tact Pace at WPACE@utm.                                                                        fun. Sugar and Spice has         at Sugar and Spice and for
   Owned and managed by          edu or call 731-587-6910.                                                                      them all starting at $76.        giving Sugar and Spice the

                                                                       Readers Choice award winners!
Warner Pace, Kirkland’s          Kirkland’s is located on 232                                                                      Nic and Zoe is for the        Readers Choice award,”

has everything from table        Lindell St. in Martin.                                                                         classic lady that likes a lit-   Maloan added.

   Sugar & Spice,
    Weakley County’s
                                                                                                                                                Sugar & Spice,
                                                                                                                                                  Weakley County’s
        choice for
    children’s clothing                                                                                                                            choice for ladies
    Boys: Infant - Size 7                                                                       ANTIQUES                                       clothing invites you to
   Girls: Infant - Size 14                                                                      Gifts & Interiors                                a Halloween Party!
     ~ Baby Registry ~
                                                                    587-6910 • Mon. - Sat. 10-5
 Free Gift Wrap & Delivery                                                                                                                                Thursday, Oct. 28th
                          Saturday, October 30
                          Pocahontas, Cinderella
                                                                        Thanks to all of our fine
                          & Tinkerbell will be at                        friends and customers                                                             Nic & Zoe Trunk Show,
                                                                                                                                                           preview spring items and
                                Sugar & Spice                                for voting us...                                                                receive 20% off your
                                     Come by in
                                costume for treats
                                                                    Weakley County’s                                                                        Nic & Zoe fall purchase

                                                                      Best Gift Shop
                                    and receive                                                                                                             Come DresseD In Costume
                                   20% off your                                                                                                             & receive 20% off your
                                  entire children’s
                                 clothing purchase                          and                                                                              entire ladies purchase
                                                                                                                                                              (excluding Pandora)
                                                                    Best Bridal Registry
           SuGar & SPice                                                                                                                   SuGar & SPice
                                                                         Warner Pace, Owner
            310 Broadway, Martin 731-587-0811                                                                                               310 Broadway, Martin 731-587-0811
                  Mon. - Sat. 9:30 - 5:30                                                                                                         Mon. - Sat. 9:30 - 5:30
PAGE 22                                        THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                               TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
            Best Veterinarian: Hook’s Pet Clinic                        Best Medical Facility: The Hinds Clinic
   All dogs, cats, rodents, fish and scaly                    While this is the first time
creatures agree – Hooks Pet Clinic takes                   the Hinds Clinic of Martin
the cake this year. Owned and operated                     has been chosen by The
by Dr. Doug Hooks, the clinic is a small                   Press readers as the Best
animal veterinary practice offering medi-                  Medical Facility in Weak-
cal, dental, surgical, laser and ultra-sound               ley County, physician Mi-
treatments with the availability of board-                 chael Hinds has claimed a
ing and baths. Special offers include great                top spot as Best Physician
summer specials on box doses of Front-                     for four prior years.
line and Heartgard products.                                  The Hinds Clinic offers
   According to Hooks, “We have some                       medical care for persons
really great clients in and around the Ken-                from the teen years through       cals.                            employees respond to your
Tenn area who we are so thankful that                      their senior years.                 “If you are a patient of the   needs with respect, com-
they put the health and welfare of their                      The staff specializes in       Hinds Clinic and you have        passion and skill.”
special family pet members with us here                    taking care of patients with      a problem that requires ur-        If you wish to be seen
at Hooks Pet Clinic.” Hooks promises that                  chronic diseases such as          gent medical attention, we       or established as a patient
everyone at the clinic will do his or her                  heart disease, diabetes and       promise you will receive         at the Hinds Clinic, call
best to help with a pet’s needs whether it                 hypertension, but they also       care without undue de-           587-3454 and make an ap-
be a puppy, kitten or “senior citizen”.                    welcome persons with acute        lay,” the Hinds Clinic staff     pointment to see Dr. Hinds,
   Hooks Pet Clinic considers itself                       illnesses and injuries.           notes.                           Suzette Renfrow or Amiee
blessed that since its opening 10 years ago                   The clinic also offers           “Our goal at the Hinds         Stooksberry.
in 2000, it has a very caring, competent                   sports physicals, DOT             Clinic is to offer patient-        “God bless you and thank
and responsible staff. Hooks Pet Clinic is                 physicals and annual physi-       centered care, where all our     you for your vote!”
open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday,

                                                                            The Hinds Clinic
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from
8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. It is located
at 296 Hwy. 431, about three-tenths of
a mile west of Wal-Mart on Hwy 431 in
Martin. More information can be obtained                       Weakley County’s Choice Medical Clinic
by calling 731-587-3817.


           Voted                                               Treating Illness & Promoting Wellness
     Weakley County’s                                                                   Teens thru Seniors
     Best Veterinarian                                                         ~ Specializing in Chronic Diseases ~

                                                                              Heart Disease • Diabetes • Hypertension
                                                                                    • Acute Illnesses & Injuries
                                                                       • Sports Physicals, DoT Physicals & Annual Physicals
  Douglas G. Hooks D.V.M
  296 Hwy 431 Martin, TN                                       If you wish to be seen or established as a patient at
  587-3817                                                              The Hinds Clinic call 587-3454
                                                                       and make an appointment to see...
  Less Than 1 Mile                                             Dr. Hinds • Suzette Renfrow • Amiee Stooksberry

                                                                                     731-587-3454 Martin, TN
  From Super Wal-Mart
 “Caring for your pet like family”                          215 Hawks Rd.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010                                                                      THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                                                      PAGE 23
             Best Nursing Home: Martin Health Care                                                                              Best Building Supplies: Taylor Homeworks
                                                                                                                            While the Home and Garden channel
                                                                                                                         and DIY networks make do-it-yourself
                                                                                                                         projects around the house appear easy, the
                                                                                                                         project will only turn out successful with
                                                                                                                         the proper tools and materials.
                                                                                                                            But have no fear, that can easily be ac-
                                                                                                                         complished through the courteous exper-
                                                                                                                         tise and wide selections of quality prod-
                                                                                                                         ucts at Taylor Homeworks in Martin.
                                                                                                                            Not only does the building supply center
                                                                                                                         offer everything to complete your build-
                                                                                                                         ing project from supplies to tools, Taylor
                                                                                                                         Homeworks features idea centers through-
                                                                                                                         out its building for those projects that you
                                                                                                                         didn’t know you were going to work on.
                                                                                                                            With such an extensive selection in
                                                                                                                         building supplies, it is easy to see why The
                                                                                                                         Press readers chose Taylor Homeworks as
   The staff of Martin Health Care is so                     pete in the Senior Olympics, which is spon-                 the 2010 Best Building Supply Store in its
proud and excited to be chosen by Weak-                      sored by THCA each year. The residents at                   Readers Choice poll.
ley County Press readers for their favorite                  MHC enjoy many holiday celebrations that                       Taylor Homeworks offers its customers              Owner Joe Taylor
nursing facility. Martin Health Care claims                  are held at the facility. They claim to have                a variety of quality Porter paint products        If a product cannot be found in the store,
its fourth year as Best Nursing Home in                      an excellent volunteer program and are al-                  and finishes for bathrooms to kitchens to      the staff of Taylor Homeworks will work
Weakley County in The Press’ Readers                         ways looking for other volunteers to share                  bedrooms to living rooms.                      to special order a particular item to go
Choice awards.                                               their time and talent with the residents. Not                  From laminate to hardwood to ceramic        above and beyond for their customers.
   “Thank you for your continued support                     only are there several in-house fun activi-                 tile to linoleum, the choices for replace-        Call 587-3000 for additional informa-
in all that we do. Our residents are so much                 ties for the residents, they also enjoy many                ment flooring are near endless.                tion. Taylor Homeworks is located at 198
more than a job to us; they are our fam-                     community activities as well.                                  The building supply warehouse also fea-     Baker Road in Martin. Visit their website
ily and friends,” Martin Health Care staff                      The staff at Martin Health Care partici-                 tures replacement doors, tubs and shower       at to view
members noted after learning the facility                    pates in the Soybean Festival by cooking                    units, lumber, cabinetry and countertops.      even more products not listed here.
was named as one of the Best of the Best                     for the public as well as competing in the
for the fourth year.                                         festival’s cook-off competition. They also                    Taylor Homeworks thanks you for voting them...
   Martin Health Care offers its residents                   feature a float in the Soybean Festival pa-
services such as: nursing, therapy, dietary,
social services, psychological, as well as
activities that add an element of fun and
                                                             rade that staff and residents both enjoy rid-
                                                             ing on.
                                                                Martin Health Care celebrates National                        2010
                                                                                                                                         Weakley County’s Best
community involvement.
   Martin Health Care offers a Red Hat and
                                                             Nursing Home Week every year with many
                                                             different activities. The highlight of that
                                                                                                                                         Building Supply Store
Red Cape group for it’s ladies and gentle-                   week is Civil Servant Appreciation Day,
   They take residents to Jackson to com-
                                                             when the staff cooks out for all of the area
                                                                                     See MHC, Page 24
                                                                                                                                                                                          Proud to o er
                                                                                                                                                                                          our customers:
                                  The City of Martin                                                                                                                                     • Kitchen
                                             Randy Brundige                                                                                                                              • Bath
                               Bill Harrison, Danny Nanny, Johnny Tuck,                                                                                                                  • Flooring
                              David Belote, Terry Hankins, Randy Edwards                                                                                                                 • Doors
Congratulates Our Winning Fireman & Police Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                         • Building
                     City of Martin                             City of Martin                                               The Best Service in Town!                                      Materials
                        Fireman                                 Police Officer
                     Brian turnbow                               tim Dolack                                                                                                   198 Baker Road, Martin TN
                 Mission stateMent                                                                                                                                            (Corner of Baker Rd. & Skyhawk Parkway)
  “through professionalism, dedication, training, and in-                    Mission stateMent
 tegrity, the Martin Fire Department works to protect the       the mission of the Martin Police Department is to                                                                 Locally Owned & Operated
  lives and property, and to enhance the quality of life of    provide protection and service to the City of Martin
the City of Martin by providing a vast range of emergency that will suppress criminal activity, provide a climate                                                            Phone: (731) 587-3000 Fax: (731) 587-3395
services, strong public relations, and fire safety education.    of safety and security to its citizens, and strive to
We also endeavor to protect and preserve the health of our communicate with the community in order to inform
   membership and return them safely to their families.”      and be informed in the most effective manner possible.             
PAGE 24                                                                     THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                           TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
      Best Pest Control: Servall                                        Best Barbecue: Damron’s
                                                                    Over the years in Weak-       made dressing”, honey-
                                                                 ley County, one name has         glazed spiral hams and the
                                                                 gained the power to stimu-       fixin’s to their ribs, fresh
                                                                 late the taste buds time and     pork and chicken.
                                                                 again. Documented for five          For any holiday or spe-
                                                                 straight years, when Weak-       cial occasion, a Damron’s
                                                                 ley County Press readers         gift certificate or a shipped
                                                                 think barbecue, they think       gift are the perfect gift se-
                                                                 Damron’s.                        lections.
                                                                    Damron’s BBQ and                 David Rosengarten from
                                                                 Meat Co., a family-owned         the Rosengarten Report
                                                                 business, is located at 935      quoted Damron’s ribs as
                                                                 East Main St. in Martin.         being “the most awesome
                                                                    Damron’s is owned and         rib-and-sauce combo” in
                                                                 operated by Joe and Ash-         a nationwide rib tasting.
                                                                 ley Damron and offers a          He also said the ribs were
                                                                 variety of barbecue includ-      “mind-blowing” in a taste
                                                                 ing fresh pork, beef and         test of southern barbecue
                                                                 chicken as well as provid-       places, not to mention “the
                                                                 ing catering, dine-in ser-       most awesome tasting rib
                                                                 vice and shipping of its         and sauce combo in the
                                                                 mouth-watering barbecue          whole tasting.”
                                                                 and ribs.                           To find out more infor-
   When uninvited guests           There is no additional           Customers have always         mation about Damron’s
of the six and eight-legged      charge to reservice the prob-   depended on Damron’s to          BBQ and Meat Co., call
variety arrive, Weakley          lem areas for covered pests     fill their holiday needs and     731-587-9416, log on to
Countians continue to call       between scheduled servies,      for this year’s Thanksgiv- or e-          We would
Servall to move the situa-       the latest treatment tech-      ing selections, the business     mail damronsbbq@citlink.        like to thank
tion along.                      niques are offered, there is    has added deep-fried tur-        net. They are once again,

   In business since 1963,       an increased use of outside     keys and “Mother’s home-         the Best of the Best!               all our
operating in Martin since        perimeter treatments for                                                                          customers,
1983, and located at 890
University St., Servall
                                 covered pests and cobwebs
                                 are removed from the out-
                                                                 damron’s bbq Hmeat
                                                                                                                                    friends &
promises to get the better       side of the home as needed.               Voted Best BBQ                                         everyone for
of termites, roaches, water
bugs, fleas and silver fish
                                 Special services are avail-
                                 able for Brown Recluse and      H       in Weakley County
                                                                          5 Years Straight!
                                                                                                                       H            voting us
in addition to offering the      Black Widow spiders as
services of seamless gut-        well as bedbugs.                 You like BBQ? Then you’ll love ours!                            Weakley
ters, home insulation, mois-       Servall, LLC can be con-
ture barriers, dehumidifiers,
floor supports and windows
                                 tacted by calling 731-587-
                                 0545 or by e-mailing ser-
                                                                     Dine-In or Carry out or Drive Thru Window
                                                                 ALL UTM STUDENTS & FACULTY RECEIVE 10% OFF                       County’s
                                                                                                                                  Best Pest
                                                                                       Excludes Sale Items
and vinyl siding.                          Try our country breakfast and lunch plates!
                                                                 We offer BBQ sandwiches, BBQ plates, Rib plates, Burgers,
From Page 23
                                 ing their independence even
                                 though they are in constant
                                                                  Chicken Strips, Philly Steak sandwiches, Cold Cuts, BLT
                                                                                    and much much more!                            Control
Civil Servants and offers        care of the establishment.                  MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY
the Shriner’s Train for staff,     For more information,                Plate lunch special $4.99 (meat and 3 veggies)
residents and visitors to        call Martin Health Care at                                ThURSDAY
                                 587-0503, contact Debbie                          All you can eat BBQ Buffet
ride.                                                                     (Ribs, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Brisket) $5.99
   The facility, in business     Culver or visit www.advo-                                   FRIDAY
since 1989, is owned by on the web.          All you can eat Steak, Shrimp and Pork Chop Buffet $7.99
Advocat/Diversicare.                                                            Buffets include all the trimmings
   “We are becoming more                                           Try our butcher shop where we cut your steaks and pork
age diverse and are always                                        chops to your specifications and offer chicken and seafood
evolving to meet the needs                                                    (shrimp, king crablegs) and more.
of each resident, as an indi-                                                                                                      • Gutters
vidual and promoting per-
                                          2010                     FULL
                                                                 CATERING        Come see us!                         FRESH
son-centered care,” MHC                 Readers                  SERVICE       935 E. Main St., Martin TN              MEAT
staff members added.                     Choice                             across from MTD on Hwy 22 East                                        890 University St.,
   The country store is still
                                        Awards                                     OPEN 6AM to 6PM
                                                                                                                                                    or 587-0545
booming where residents                                               Contact us 587-9416
can get extras while offer-                                                                                                            CHARTER #306
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010                                                THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                                       PAGE 25
                        Best Buffet: The Hearth                                                               Best Auto Repair: Ron’s Auto
   For the fifth straight                                                                    From proper routine
year, the Hearth has earned                                                               maintenance to major re-
top honors in multiple cat-                                                               pairs, Weakley Countians
egories and this year, the                                                                turn to Martin mechanic
restaurant takes away more                                                                Ronnie Bynum year after
awards than any other                                                                     year. The Press readers cer-
business by running away                                                                  tainly have a vote of confi-
with five Readers Choice                                                                  dence in his ability to ser-
awards.                                                                                   vice their vehicles as Ron’s
   Owned and operated by                                                                  Auto Repair and Bynum
Doug, Marvin and Mike                                                                     have managed to claim
Thweatt, the restaurant has                                                               two top spots this year in
seen success for 25 years                                                                 The Press’ Readers Choice
and counting.                                                                             awards.
   Serving breakfast, lunch                                                                  That is no surprise as By-
and dinner with menu items                                                                num and his crew have more
as well as a buffet, the                                                                  than 50 years of experience
Hearth offers homemade                                                                    handling automobiles.
desserts made from scratch                                                                   “It is a great feeling and
by long-time baker Mary                                                                   honor to be chosen for this
Ann Taylor and freshly-                                                                   award. Thanks to all of
ground coffee.                  BEST ALL-AROUND – From catfish to coffee to               Weakley County,” Bynum          BEST MECHANIC – Not only did Ronnie Bynum’s
   This year, the Hearth        buffet to breakfast and desserts, The Hearth owners       commented.                      business claim the Best Auto Body Repair award for 2010,
took home top honors for        Doug, Mike and Marvin Thweatt aim to please.                 By offering great custom-    Bynum also received a second honor as he was chosen the
breakfast, buffet, catfish,                                                               er service with a friendly,     Best Mechanic for 2010.
coffee and dessert.             customers like they are all   call 731-587-9700 or 731-   helpful attitude, Bynum’s       cals know there is one shop cated on S. Lindell Street
   “We are extremely hon-       a part of our family.”        587-4200 for daily menu     customers are the key to        they can count on and trust in downtown Martin. Call
ored to receive these prais-       The Hearth is located at   information. E-mails can    helping the business grow.      for their automotive needs. 587-4458 to schedule a
es from our customers,” the     613 N. Lindell St. in Mar-    be sent to TheHearthRes-    Through word of mouth, lo-        Ron’s Auto Repair is lo- maintenance check-up.
                                tin. For more information,

                                                                                                Ron’s Auto Repair
                                                                                                R o n ’s A u t o R e p a i r
Thweatts remarked. “We
try to give our customers

                                 The Hearth
the very best every time,
from down home friendly
service to great tasting
food. We try to treat all our

                                                                                                      207 S. Lindell St., Martin • 587-4458
Auto                                 “A family tradition for 25 years”
From Page 17
hometown service and                                Is proud to be
would like to thank all the            Weakley County’s Choice for Best:
loyal customers through the      Breakfast • Buffet • Catfish • Coffee • Dessert

years. Without your contin-

                                                                              $ 99
ued support of our Ford and       Start the day out order, hashbrowns,
                                                     2 eggs cooked to

Nissan products, they would       right with our... toast or biscuits all
                                 Breakfast                              for
                                                      & gravy plus a
not be able to give back to                           sampling of our
the schools, community and
youth programs that they
                                  sampler            sausage, bacon &
                                                        country ham

have supported all these
                                  Breakfast Bar
                                  saturday - sunday 6:30-10:30am              $5.99
                                   DaIlY BUffet:
                                  11:00am - 8:00pm
                                                          Chili or soup with
                                                                                                          Ron Would Like To Thank His Customers And
                                                           Grilled Cheese
                                                                                                      The Readers Of The Weakley County Press For Voting
                                   all you can eat
                                                                                                                      Ron’s Auto Repair
                                      mon-sat                                                                The Best Auto Mechanic In Weakley County
                                 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 6:00 A.m. ~ 9:00 P.m.
                                   613 North lindell st., martin • 587-9700
PAGE 26                                                              THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
                 Best Pizza: Snappy Tomato Pizza                                                  Best Carpet Cleaning: A Miracle Carpet
   When Weakley County Press readers                                                       Sometimes it seems like
have a hankering for a good slice of pie,                                               it would take a miracle to
they prefer to have their pizza in a snap.                                              remove a particularly per-
Snappy Tomato, that is.                                                                 sistent stain in a carpet, but
   In March of 1996, Frank and Sandra                                                   when Press readers need
Cochran laid out a dream to be involved                                                 a miraculous occurrence
in a business that would provide for their                                              for their floor disaster they
family and keep them in the Martin area.                                                choose Miracle Carpet
   “When I originally came to the Martin                                                and Upholstry Cleaning.
area, I was with another company. As in                                                 Opened in 2004 by Rob
all things, life changes and one day I re-                                              and Christi Browne of Mar-
ceived notice from the corporation I was                                                tin, the business owes its
with that the store I ran was sold to a fran-                                           success primarily to three       have a carpet cleaning busi-     be classifed as typical.
chise,” Frank Cochran explained. “My                                                    essential methods: a prov-       ness like no other. I want-      Each cleaning is treated dif-
main goal at that point was what was I                                                  en 12-step low-moisture          ed to exceed my clients’         ferently with tried and true
going to do to provide for my family and                                                cleaning process, superior       expectations. I have been        methods and these methods
stay in the Martin area. Opening Snappy                                                 cleaning products and pow-       taught by the top trainers in    have proven successful in
Tomato allowed us to accomplish both.”                                                  erful equipment. Most of         this industry known nation-      cleaning homes, business-
   Offering a buffet, hoagies, pasta, salads                                            the carpet cleaned usually       ally. I strive to become bet-    es, and churches with heavy
and Snapolis, Snappy Tomato features                                                    dries in one to two hours        ter every day.                   soil, stains, pet odors and
an array of tasty treats to tempt even the                                              and there are no chemical           “I have had the great op-     many other cleaning needs.
harshest critic.                                                                        fumes or vapors to breathe.      portunity to meet and be-        With the success have come
   “From our two-foot by three-foot Big                                                 The products are baby safe.      come friends with many           many strong references
Beast pizza to our very special Snappy                                                     “I have been blessed to       wonderful people. I give         and, as a result, a Readers
bacon chicken ranch pizza, you will find                                                clean literally thousands        God all the praise and glory     Choice Award.
several tasty pizza, hoagies or pastas sure                                             of fine carpets, rugs and        for each client I have served      For more information,
to please you and your family,” Cochran         through Friday. For more information,   upholstery all over Weak-        and hope to serve in the fu-     call 731-587-3346, e-mail
remarked.                                       call 588-SNAP, log on to www.snappy-    ley County,” Rob Browne          ture.” The Brownes readily or
   Located at 164 University Plaza, Snap- or follow Snappy Tomato on   stated. “My inspiration in       admit they have no ordi-         log on to www.miracle-car-
py’s is open 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday        Facebook.                               starting this business was to    nary business. It couldn’t

                            Snappy Tomato,
                              Best Pizza!
  Thank you for honoring us at Snappy Tomato with your                           •
  patronage and voting us Reader’s Choice Best Pizza for                                                   731-587-3346
  2010. For making my wife Sandra and I feel so special,                                      Call or schedule an appointment online
   we would like to share this Special with each of you:
                                                                                             Thank you Weakley County for voting us
                                                                                                       Best of the Best!
                                           2010                                                 Fine Carpet, Rugs, Upholstery, And Janitorial Cleaning Services
                                                                                            Residential, Commercial, Churches, Auto, Boat, Rv, And Flood Clean Up
                                                                                               Many excellent references • FREE Estimates

                                      Snappy Tomato Pizza
            588-SNAP (7627)                                                                        expires 12-31-10                                      expires 12-31-10
                                                               Martin, TN

      martin health care
                                   committed to compassion
                                      striving for excellence
                                           serving responsibly

       Our team approach to rehabilitation means we work together
         to enhance the quality of life by re-shaping abilities and
                          teaching new skills.
        We rebuild hope, confidence, self-respect and a desire to
              achieve one’s highest level of independence.

                            158 Mount Pelia Road
                            Martin Tennessee 38237
PAGE 28                                                                        THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS                                                 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
 Best Pet Groomer: A Country Pet Resort and Spa                                                    Best Wrecker Service: Harper’s Wrecker Service
   Country Pet Resort &
Spa has again been chosen
as Weakley County’s Best
Groomers. Shelby Hurley
and her well trained award-
winning staff offer pam-
pered pets anything from
hydrosurge bubble bathes,
brown sugar and honey
pawed cure scrubs, free
life-time nail trims, and a
trim and style that would
make Lady GaGa jealous.
   The new Ohh La La Spa
under the rose canopy of-
fers all of the latest prod-                                                                        Hitchin’ ain’t easy. But for one man who    Wrecker Service and Harper’s Wrecker
ucts and equipment making                                                                        followed in his father’s footsteps, Lynn       Service staked the claim.
it easy to offer a relaxing                                                                      Harper says he always enjoys a challenge.         Harper has received national recognition
“spa” experience for all                                                                            Whether it’s hooking up to a ditched        by the American Towman magazine for an
their pampered clients.         A WINNING COMBINATION – A Country Pet                            truck at 3:30 in the morning or attempting     Order of the Towman honor last year when
   With five pet stylists       Resort and Spa groomer Leah Good, owners Robert and              to pull a van from the shoulder of the road    his company was nominated by Martin Po-
with over 50 years com-         Shelby Hurley, groomers Rose Weaver and Katherine                after a mother of two swerved to miss a        lice Chief David Moore.
bined experience, it is easy    Roberts knows how to keep their pet clientele happy,             deer, Harper and his crew stay on their toes      Lynn Harper was the only representative
to keep clients up to date      thereby keeping their owners happy.                              day and night.                                 from Tennessee to receive a Towman med-
on the latest trends and                                                                            In keeping with the family tradition,       al. From helping local law enforcement
                                 too. With a waterfall off of         Visit A Country Pet re-    Harper’s Wrecker Service has claimed           agencies with DUI simulations to being an
without pets waiting weeks       one building and fountains         sort and Spa at 440 Rush-
for an appointment.                                                                              a top spot in this year’s Weakley County       American Cancer Society Relay for Life
                                 on the lake, it makes for a        ing Rd. outside of Martin    Press Readers Choice awards.                   partner, Harper proves that community and
   The properties are full       beautiful experience even          to discover more about the
of eye-catching details,                                                                            This is the first year that The Press has   service go hand in hand. Friend them on
                                 for pet parents.                   pet resort and spa.          offered its readers the category of Best       Facebook at Harper’s Wrecker Service.

     Country Pet Resort & Spa                                                                       Serving West Tennessee for over 20 years
     Proud to be Weakley Countyʼs Best Pet Groomer


                                            er, Leah Good, Katherine Roberts
     Robert Hurley, Shelby Hurley, Rose Weav

         Hound Dog Hotel • Canine Castle • Puppy Palace • Kitty City
        Pet Grooming In The Pet Parlor Boarding In Our Bed & Breakfast

 A Home-away-from-home With Playtime Movies & Treats
                                                                                                      “Best in Tow”
                                 731-587-2028                                                                     24 Hour
      Located at 440 Rushing Rd., just off Mt. Pelia Rd.                                                Towing • Recovery • Lockout