PUBLIC NOTICE

OF INVITATION TO BID FOR AGRICULTURAL LEASE ON SIXTEENTH SECTION LANDS

To   all   persons   interested   in   the    following    described    Agricultural    Lands    in   the Bolivar County, Mississippi, to wit:

Section 16, Township 25 North, Range 5 West

All of the cultivatable land in Section 16, Township 25 North, Range 5 West, Second Judicial District, Bolivar County, Mississippi, containing 557.00 acres, more or less, located approximately one mile east of Duncan, Mississippi.

You are hereby  notified  that  sealed bids to lease for the Agricultural  Lease on the above described Sixteenth Section Lands, or lands in lieu thereof, may be filed with the Superintendent of Education of    North    Bolivar    Consolidated     School    District    located    at    204    N.    Edwards     Street, Bayou, Mississippi  38762, on or before  4:00 p.m.  on the  16'h day  of December, 2019. The sealed bids shall be submitted for the ENTIRE PARCEL and must include 100% of the amount bid for that parcel.   Bids shall be submitted  in a sealed envelope, and shall be plainly marked  on the outside of the    envelope    "AGRICULTURAL    BID    on    approximately    557.00    acres    in    Section    16, Township 25 North, Range 5 West." addressed to:

North Bolivar Consolidated  School District

16th Section Agricultural Bid

204 N. Edwards Street

Bayou, Mississippi 38762

All bids will be opened at 6:00 p.m. on the 16th day of December 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Board reserves the right to reduce the term and reject all bids less than $132.00 per acre, the board reserves the right to hold a public auction as provided under Section 29-3-81.

North Bolivar Consolidated School District Maurice Smith, Superintendent

November 27, 2019

December 4 & 11, 2019


SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE

WHEREAS, on May 23, 2011, Marie Peoples, A Single Person executed a certain deed of trust to Michael L Riddle, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc as nominee for FBT Mortgage LLC which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Leflore County, State of Mississippi in Book 0727 at Page 207; and

WHEREAS, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association has heretofore substituted Shapiro & Brown, LLC as Trustee by instrument dated October 17, 2019 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 0870 at Page 231; and

WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Shapiro & Brown, LLC, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on December 4, 2019 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the South Door of the County Courthouse of Leflore County, located at 310 West Market Street, Greenwood, MS 38930, to the highest and best bidder for cash  or certified funds the following described property situated in Leflore County, State of Mississippi, to-wit:

Lot Fourteen (14) of the Burns Estates Subdivision in Leflore County, Mississippi, as the same is shown upon the map of said subdivision recorded in Plat Book 5, at Page 20, of the Records of Maps on file in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Leflore County, Mississippi.

I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee.

WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 30th day of October, 2019.

Shapiro & Brown, LLC

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE

Shapiro & Brown, LLC

1080 River Oaks Drive,

Suite B-202

Flowood, MS 39232

(601) 981-9299

205 Orchard Dr

Greenwood, MS 38930

19-025020

November 13, 20, & 27, 2019


SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

COUNTY OF Leflore                                                                          

WHEREAS, on the 27th day of July, 1998, David Townsend a/k/a David Lee Townsend and Clara Townsend a/k/a Clara Mae Townsend, Husband and Wife, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto J. Clifford Harrison, Trustee for Deposit Guaranty Mortgage Services, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Leflore County, Mississippi in D/T Book 485 at Page 41; and

WHEREAS, by various assignments on record said Deed of Trust was ultimately assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Mortgages & Deeds of Trust on Lands Book 660 at Page 511; and  

WHEREAS, on the 18th day of October, 2019 the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Dean Morris, LLC as Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Deed of Trust Book 0870 at Page 234; and

WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 18th day of December, 2019, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the South front entrance (or door) of the Leflore County Courthouse at Greenwood, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Leflore County, Mississippi, to-wit:

Lot Two (2) of the Fairfield Addition, Part 2, in Leflore County, Mississippi, as same is shown on the map of said addition recorded in Plat Book 6, at Page 5, of the Records of Maps on file in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Leflore County, Mississippi.

I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee.

WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 1st day of November, 2019.

Dean Morris, LLC

Substitute Trustee

855 S Pear Orchard Rd.,

Ste. 404, Bldg. 400

Ridgeland, MS  39157

(318) 330-9020

adp/F19-0639

November 27, 2019

December 4 & 11, 2019


ABANDONED VEHICLE

The following vehicle has been abandoned at Meeks Towing Service, 411 Pearl Street, Greenwood, MS  38930:

2015 CHEVY MALIBU

Vin#: 1G11C5SL9FF140157

An outstanding invoice is to be paid. Auction for this vehicle will be on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at 411 Pearl Street, Greenwood, MS 38930. Call 662-299-4888.

November 20 & 27, 2019

December 4, 2019


ABANDONED VEHICLE

The following vehicles have been abandoned at Bond’s Towing Service, 306 Tallahatchie Street, Greenwood:

1996 DODGE RAM

Vin#: 1B7HC16Y1TJ149626

2008 BUICK

Vin#: 1G4HP57288U206816

2013 TOYOTA

Vin#: SYFBU4EE0DP081490

2004 MERCURY

Vin#: 1MEFM55S94A611780

2001 CHEVROLET TK

Vin#: 1GCCS195318101497

An outstanding invoice is to be paid. Auction for this vehicle will be on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at 306 Tallahatchie Street, Greenwood, MS 38930. Call 662-451-7888.

November 21 & 27, 2019

December 5, 2019


PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to a resolution of the Administrative Board of Trustees of the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System, public notice is hereby given of the intention of said Board to select an Auditing Firm for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019.  Sealed proposals will be received by the Board, up to and no later than 9:00 AM on December 16, 2019 from auditing firms located in the state of Mississippi.  The Board will publicly open the proposals received at a special business meeting following the close of bidding.  The proposals for Auditing Services shall be in accordance with Government Auditing Standards.  The Board reserves the right to take all proposals received under consideration and to award the contract to the Auditing Firm proposing the best terms.  The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any formality.  

A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) and any additional information may be secured from Jenniffer Stephenson, Director, Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System, by mail at 405 West Washington Street, Greenwood, MS  38930, or by e-mail at jstephenson@greenwood.lib.ms.us.

November 27, 2019

December 4 & 11, 2019


NOTICE OF PROPOSED MERGER

Notice is hereby given that BankPlus, Belzoni, Mississippi, has made application with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C. 20429, for its written consent to acquire by merger State Bank & Trust Company, Greenwood, Mississippi.  It is contemplated that all the offices of the above-named banks will continue to be operated with the exception of the following State Bank & Trust Company branches: 140 W. Pearl St., Jackson, MS 39201; 4678 I-55 North, Jackson, MS 39211; 414 Hwy. 51 North, Ridgeland, MS 39157; 2845 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232; 332 Crossgates Blvd., Brandon, MS 39042; 846 E. Monticello St., Brookhaven, MS 39601; 500 West Park Ave., Greenwood, MS 38935; 1754 S. Commerce St., Grenada, MS 38901; 1939 South Sherwood Forest Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, each of which will be consolidated with a nearby branch of the resulting bank.

This notice is published pursuant to Section 18(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.  Any person wishing to comment on this application may file his/her comments in writing with the Regional Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at its Regional Office at 6060 Primacy Parkway, Suite 300, Memphis, Tennessee 38119 no later than December 13, 2019, the 30th day following November 13, 2019.  The nonconfidential portion of the application file is on file in the regional office and is available for public inspection during regular business hours.  Photocopies of information in the nonconfidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request.

BankPlus

Belzoni, Mississippi

State Bank & Trust Company

Greenwood, Mississippi

November 13 & 27, 2019

December 11, 2019


SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE

WHEREAS, Kenneth R. Beauvais, Chief Executive Officer for Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc., as Grantor, executed a certain Deed of Trust (the “Deed of Trust”) to Nathan Russell as Trustee for Capital One, National Association, Beneficiary, to be effective as of the 21st day of October, 2009, which Deed of Trust was filed of record on November 2, 2009, in Deed of Trust Book 0706 at Page 89, in the land records of the office of the Chancery Clerk of Leflore County, State of Mississippi; and  

WHEREAS, on October 25, 2019, the aforesaid Capital One, National Association substituted John T. Rouse as Trustee in and for the aforesaid Deed of Trust and the indebtedness secured thereby in lieu and in place of Nathan Russell, filed October 31, 2019 and recorded in the land records of the office of the Chancery Clerk of Leflore County, State of Mississippi in Book 0870 at Page 349; and

WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and the entire indebtedness secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable, in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust, Capital One, National Association, the present legal holder of said Deed of Trust and the indebtedness secured thereby, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee to execute the trust and to sell said land, property, and all fixtures in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney’s fees, Substitute Trustee’s fees and expenses of sale.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, the undersigned John T. Rouse, Substitute Trustee in said Deed of Trust, will on the 9th day of December, 2019, offer for sale, either in whole or in parcels, and sell at public auction and outcry within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), on the Front Steps of the Leflore County Courthouse, at Greenwood, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in the Leflore County, Mississippi, to-wit:

Lots Twenty (20), Twenty-One (21), Twenty-Two (22), Twenty-Three (23), and Twenty-Four (24) in Block Three (3) of the Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Park as shown by map of said addition now recoded in Map Book 6 at Pages 6 and 7 of the Map Records on file in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Leflore County, Mississippi.

ALSO:

A part of Lot 19 in Block Three of the Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Park, as shown on a map in Plat Book 6, at page 6, of the Records of Maps on file in the Chancery Clerk's Office in Leflore County, Mississippi, by metes and bounds as follows:

Begin at the southeast corner of lot 20 in Block Three of the said Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Park, for a point of beginning of the tract herein described; from said point of beginning proceed south 0 degrees 43 minutes east for the distance of 37.5 feet to a point; thence proceed south 89 degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds west for the distance of 437.4 feet to a point located on the line between Lots 19 and 22 of said Block Three; thence proceed north 59 degrees 39 minutes 30 seconds east for the distance of 37.4 feet to a point; thence proceed north 0 degrees 43 minutes west for the distance of 18.76 feet to a point; thence proceed north 89 degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds east for the distance of 405 feet to the point of beginning;

The above-described tract of land being situated in Leflore County, Mississippi, and containing 0.361 acres, more or less, conveyed by deed from the City of. Greenwood, Mississippi, and Leflore County, Mississippi, to Henderson & Baird Hardware Company, dated June 23, 1975, recorded in Deed Book No. 191, at page 284, in the office of the Chancery Clerk of said County;

LESS AND EXCEPT:

A part of Lot 22 in Block Three of the Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Park, as shown on a map in Plat Book 6, at page 6, of the Records of Maps on file in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Leflore County, Mississippi, described by metes and bounds as follows, to-wit:

Begin at the southernmost corner of lot 22 in Block Three of the said Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Park for a point of beginning of the tract herein described; from said point of beginning proceed north 30 degrees 20 minutes 30 seconds west for the distance of 90 feet to the point of tangency of a curve with a radius of 440 feet; thence proceed in a northwesterly direction along said curve for the distance of 44 feet to a point; thence proceed north 89 degrees 43 minutes 40 seconds east for a distance of 270 feet to a point; thence proceed south 59 degrees 39 minutes 30 seconds west for the distance of 234.13 feet to the point of beginning;

The above-described tract of land being situated in Leflore County, Mississippi, containing 0.361 acres, more or less, with all buildings and improvements thereon.

I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee.

WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this, the 8th day of November, 2019.

/s/John T. Rouse

John T. Rouse

McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC

1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 702

Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157

Telephone: (769) 524-2300

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE

November 13, 20 & 27, 2019

December 4, 2019


SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE

WHEREAS, on August 18, 2004, Brandy Walls Randle and Tyree Davis executed a certain deed of trust to Loan Closing & Title Services, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Meritage Mortgage Corporation, its successors and assigns which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Leflore County, State of Mississippi in Book 616 at Page 407; and

WHEREAS, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Meritage Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-2 Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2004-2 has heretofore substituted Shapiro & Brown, LLC as Trustee by instrument dated December 8, 2016 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 0824 at Page 53; and

WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Meritage Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-2 Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2004-2, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Shapiro & Brown, LLC, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on December 18, 2019 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the South Door of the County Courthouse of Leflore County, located at 310 West Market Street, Greenwood, MS 38930, to the highest and best bidder for cash  or certified funds the following described property situated in Leflore County, State of Mississippi, to-wit:

Lot 10 and 35 feet off the North side of the West Half of Lot 11 and Lot 7, all in Block 36 of the Haley Addition to the town of Itta Bena, Leflore County, Mississippi, together with improvements thereon.

LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING:

37 Feet off the North side of Lot 7 in Block 36 in the Haley Addition to the town of Itta Bena, Leflore County, Mississippi.

I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee.

WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 15th day of November, 2019.

Shapiro & Brown, LLC

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE

Shapiro & Brown, LLC

1080 River Oaks Drive,

Suite B-202

Flowood, MS 39232

(601) 981-9299

302 Schley Street

Itta Bena, MS 38941

19-023622

November 27, 2019

December 4 and 11, 2019


NOTICE OF INTENTION

TO DIVERT OR

WITHDRAW FOR

BENEFICIAL USE THE PUBLIC WATERS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Notice is hereby given that on the 18th day of July 2019, Greenwood Utilities Commission, P. O. Box 866, Greenwood, MS  38935-0866, filed application(s) for permits to continue to divert or withdraw the public water of the State of Mississippi for beneficial use, from the Meridian - Upper Wilcox Aquifer, in the County of Leflore for Public Water System purposes, subject to existing rights,  the following amounts of water at the indicated locations:

Permit #  MS-GW-8943   

Volume: 0.59 MG/D

Rate: 950 GPM

Location:

NW, SW, Section 21,

T19N, R01E

Permit #  MS-GW-8945   

Volume: 0.40 MG/D

Rate: 650 GPM

Location:

SE, SW, Section 12,

T19N, R01E

Permit #  MS-GW-8946   

Volume: 0.60 MG/D

Rate: 980 GPM

Location:

SW, NE, Section 08,

T19N, R01E

Permit #  MS-GW-8947   

Volume: 0.70 MG/D

Rate: 1130 GPM

Location:

SE, SE, Section 10,

T19N, R01E

Permit #  MS-GW-8951   

Volume: 0.30 MG/D

Rate: 496 GPM

Location:

NE, SW, Section 15,

T19N, R01E

Permit #  MS-GW-8952  

Volume: 0.57 MG/D

Rate: 930 GPM

Location:

SW, NE, Section 15,

T19N, R01E

Any person, firm, association or corporation, deeming that the granting of the above application(s) will be truly detrimental to their rights to utilize the waters of said source, may protest in writing to the Permit Board of the State of Mississippi, ATTN: Chris Hawkins, PO Box 2309, Jackson, Mississippi  39225, setting forth all reasons why said application(s) should not be approved. Letters of protest must be received within ten (10) days of this publication.  If not protested, permits will be issued on or after ten (10) days following publication date.

If protested, the application(s) will be taken for consideration by the Permit Board of the State of Mississippi in its offices at 515 East Amite Street, Jackson, Mississippi,   on, or after, the 14th day of January 2020, at which time all interested persons may appear and be heard by the Permit Board.

Office of Land and Water Resources

Chris Hawkins, P. E.

Chief, Permitting, Certification, and Compliance Division

November 27, 2019


ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS

ENGINEERING SERVICES

(Competitive Negotiation)

  Leflore County, Mississippi, hereby requests proposals from qualified firms or individuals for engineering services in relation to its proposed 2020 Community Development Block Grant Public Facilities-Economic Development Project application.

    

   The Scope of Work will consist of preparation of preliminary cost estimates, preparation of plans and specifications for advertisement of bids; evaluation of bids and recommendation of contract award; preparation of the contract in accordance with CDBG, Federal, State and local laws and regulations; conducting pre-construction conference in coordination with project administrator; inspecting construction in progress; and advising the mayor and board of aldermen and the project administrator on contractor payments.

                                            

   Leflore County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Leflore County encourages Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs) to submit proposals. Leflore County also encourages Section 3 eligible businesses to submit proposals. Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (12 U.S.C. 17010) requires, to the greatest extent feasible, that  Leflore County and its contractors that participate in the above referenced Program give opportunities for job training and employment to lower incomes residents of Goodman. Section 3 also requires that contracts for work in connection with the Section 3 area be awarded to qualified Section 3 eligible business concerns.

                      

   Those desiring consideration should submit proposals by the time and date stated and must include the following:

1.  Qualifications - List of qualifications of each staff person to be assigned to project.

2. Experience - Information regarding the experience of the firm.  This information should include types of project activities undertaken.

3.  Capacity for Performance - Identify the number and title of staff available to be assigned to provide services and capacity to perform the work within the time limitations.

 4.   Familiarity - Knowledge of the type of problems applicable to the project.

     All proposals will be rated on the following system to determine the best proposal:  Description and Maximum Points:  Qualifications - 30; Experience - 30; Capacity - 30; Familiarity - 30; Total:  120 Points.  

    Proposals will be reviewed by the board of Supervisors or their selection committee using the above selection criteria.  Each member of the board will assign points to each criterion based on the content of the proposal.  Negotiations will be conducted to determine a mutually satisfactory contract first with the firm receiving the highest accumulated points, as rated by the board.

     Final award will be made to the responsible proposer whose proposal is determined to be the most advantageous to the Town with a contract contingent upon funding for the project.

  Proposals should be in a sealed envelope marked "ENGINEERING PROPOSAL – Leflore County – 2020 CDBG-ED”. Proposals should be submitted to the Leflore County Chancery Clerk, P.O. Box 250 Greenwood, MS 38935-0250, or delivered to the Leflore County Chancery Clerks office at 230 West Market Street, Greenwood, Mississippi 38935 no later than 5:00 p. m. on Tuesday December 17, 2019.

   The county reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

   For more information, contact John Wiggers, North Central Planning and Development District, Winona, Mississippi, at (662)283-2675 or write to 28 Industrial Park Blvd., Winona, Mississippi  38967.

                                                                                                                                      /S/Wayne Self,

Board President

November 27, 2019

December 4, 2019

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