Legal & Public Notices For The Week Of 07/01/21

NOTICE AMANDA VIRGENE BUDZIAK THOMAS JAMES ALLARD The State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services, has filed a petition against you seeking to terminate forever your parental rights to Audrey Rose Budziak, Adelynn Elisabeth Budziak and Catherine Francine Allard.  It appears that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon you because your whereabouts are unknown. You are hereby ORDERED to serve upon Laura Beth Whitley, Attorney for the Tennessee Department of Children Services, 600 Hearthwood Court, Cookeville, Tennessee 38506, (931) 644-6147, an Answer to the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights filed by the Tennessee Department of Children Services, within thirty (30) days of the last day of publication of this notice, and pursuant to Rule 103(c)(3) of the Tenn. R. Juv. P. you must also appear in the Juvenile Court of Smith County, Tennessee at Carthage, Tennessee on the 27th day of July, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for the Adjudicatory Hearing on the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights filed by the State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services  If you fail to do so, a default judgment will be taken against you pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-117(n) and Rule 55 of the Tenn. R. of Civ. P. for the relief demanded in the Petition.  You may view and obtain a copy of the Petition and any other subsequently filed legal documents at the Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office, Carthage, Tennessee. 6-17-4t

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NOTICE TO ELIZABETH COLLINS AND SHAWN SCHAFFER:  THE JUVENILE COURT FOR SMITH COUNTY, STATE OF TENNESSEE AT CARTHAGE  2020-JV-193  In re: Austin Shawn Michael Schaffer (DOB:  12/23/2004) and Corey Evan Schaffer (DOB: 11/07/2007), Petitioners Jessica Farrell, Linda Gill, and Sharon West have filed a Petition against you seeking to declare Shawn Michael Schaffer and Corey Evan Schaffer dependent and neglected children, which a copy of can be obtained at the office of the Clerk of Court located at 332 Justice Drive, Carthage, TN  37030, that the whereabouts of the Respondent/Mother, ELIZABETH COLLINS and Respondent/Father, SHAWN SCHAFFER, are unknown, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served;  IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that Publication for this ORDER shall be made for four (4) consecutive weeks in the Carthage Courier, which is a newspaper published at least weekly in Carthage, Tennessee, and that the Respondents be given notice therein;  Respondents are hereby REQUIRED to answer or otherwise respond to the Emergency Petition for Ex Parte Order for Protective Custody of Minor Children Due to Dependency and Neglect and For Temporary Custody filed in this case within thirty (30) days from the date of the fourth (4th) weekly publication of this Order; and, That should the Respondent(s) fail to answer or otherwise respond to the Petition pursuant to this Order, then he/she shall be deemed to have received actual notice hereof and default may be taken against him/her.  Respondents are to serve upon ROBIN C. MOORE, whose address is 220 Main Street North, PO Box 182, Carthage, TN 37030 a copy of said answer to the Petition and also file a copy with the Clerk of Court. 6-24-4t

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE OF  Sandra B. Lee Notice is hereby given that on the 14th day of June, 2021, Letters of Administration in respect to the estate of Sandra B. Lee, Deceased, who died on the 18th day of February, 2021, were issued to the undersigned by the Probate Court of Smith County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against said estate are required to file same with the Clerk of the above named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred:  (1)  (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) of this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting); or (B)  Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditors if the creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (a); or (2)  Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death. This the 14th day of June, 2021. Signed Thomas Lee,  Personal Representative Thomas S. Dillehay,  Clerk & Master Donald K. Byrd,  Attorney 6-24-2t

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NOTICE  JOHN ADAM McKUNE The State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services, has filed a petition against you seeking to terminate forever your parental rights to Braxton Liam Rodriguez.  It appears that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon you because your whereabouts are unknown.  You are hereby ORDERED to serve upon Laura Beth Whitley, Attorney for the Tennessee Department of Children Services, 600 Hearthwood Court, Cookeville, Tennessee 38506, (931) 644-6147, an Answer to the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights filed by the Tennessee Department of Children Services, within thirty (30) days of the last day of publication of this notice, and pursuant to Rule 103(c)(3) of the Tenn. R. Juv. P. you must also appear in the Juvenile Court of Smith County, Tennessee at Carthage, Tennessee on the 18th day of October, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for the Adjudicatory Hearing on the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights filed by the State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services  If you fail to do so, a default judgment will be taken against you pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-117(n) and Rule 55 of the Tenn. R. of Civ. P. for the relief demanded in the Petition.  You may view and obtain a copy of the Petition and any other subsequently filed legal documents at the Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office, Carthage, Tennessee. 6-24-4t 

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INVITATION TO BID The Smith County Board of Education invites the submission of sealed bids from qualifi ed insurance companies to provide School Board Offi cials Liability and Property and Casualty Insurance coverage for all Smith County Board of Education employees for a policy period of September 1, 2021 – September 1, 2022. The Smith County Board of Education reserves the right to renew this coverage each year for the next 3 years with the insurance carrier or agent that is awarded the business within a reasonable variance according to losses. Bidders may be required to appear before the Smith County Board of Education at the August 17, 2021, board meeting, at 5:00 p.m. and make a presentation as to its bid and the insurance policy being offered. Bids for the above will be received no later than August 10, 2021, by 10:00 A.M., at the Smith County Board of Education, 126 Middle School Lane, Carthage, Tennessee 37030 at which time they will be opened to the public, read, and recorded. No faxed bids will be accepted. Interested parties may obtain all specifi cations at the offi ce of the Superintendent, 126 Middle School Lane, Carthage, Tennessee 37030, on any weekday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., or by calling (615) 735-9625. The Smith County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any bid. 07-01-21(2t)

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INVITATION TO BID Smith County Board of Education Re-Roofi ng Project This project is for the repair and replacement of roofi ng, sheeting, and insulation at four (4) schools in Smith County, TN. The project consists of the removal and replacement of existing insulation and roofi ng for the following schools: 1. Gordonsville High School- 16,200 S.F. ± 2. Gordonsville Elementary School – 20,150 S.F. ± 3. Forks River Elementary School – 4,220 S.F. ± 4. Carthage Elementary School – 16,350 S.F. ± 5. Gordonsville High School (Add Alternate) – 3,300 S.F. ± All items shall be provided and installed in accordance with the scope of work, plans and specifi cations. The construction and installation include labor, equipment and all other items necessary to complete the work. Each Bidder shall note that any request for interpretation regarding the plans, specifi cations or other bidding documents shall be received at least fi ve (5) days prior to the dated fi xed for the opening of bids (by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021). Sealed bids will be received by the Smith County Board of Education’s Offi ce, 126 SCMS Lane, Carthage, TN – 37030 at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (CDT) and then will be publicly opened and read aloud. All bids must be made out on the Bid Form found in the Contract Documents. The instructions to Bidders, Form of Agreement, Specifi cations and other bidding instruments may be examined at the following locations: Smith County Board of Education 126 SCMS Lane Carthage, TN – 37030 Warren and Associates Engineering 109 Pennsylvania Avenue Lebanon, TN 37087 Questions concerning the plans or bidding documents should be directed to the attention of Jerry B. Warren, P.E. of Warren and Associates, Telephone: 615-444-2996, Fax: 615- 444-2961. Copies of the bidding instruments may be obtained at the Engineer’s Offi ce in Lebanon, Tennessee. With this bid, each Bidder must deposit security in the amount of fi ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, subject to the conditions stated in the Instructions to Bidders. Performance and Labor and Material Bond each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract sum will be required of the successful Contractor. Bids may not be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after bid opening. All Bidders must be licensed Contractors as required by Chapter 6 of Title 62 of the Tennessee Codes Annotated. In accordance with Tennessee Codes Annotated 62-6-119, no bid will be opened unless the outside of the sealed envelope containing the bid provides the following information: the Contractor’s license number, the date of the license’s expiration, and a quotation of that part of his classifi cation applying to the bid. In the case of joint ventures, this information must be provided by each party submitting the bid. The successful Bidder must agree to fully complete the project within 120 consecutive calendar days from and including the day of issuance of the Notice to Proceed from the Smith County Board of Education. The successful Bidder shall also comply with all applicable Smith County Board of Education. Bidder must agree to pay, as liquidated damages, the sum of $1,000.00 per each calendar day thereafter as hereinafter provided. The Smith County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities in bids, to evaluate bids and to accept any bid which, in the Owner’s opinion, may be in the best interest of the Owner. No contract is given or implied to the successful Bidder until the project is fully funded, approved by the Smith County Board of Education, and a written contract is offered by the Smith County Board of Education and signed by all parties. 07-01-21(1t)

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Public Notice The Cordell Hull Utility District’s regularly scheduled meeting for Thursday, July 1st, has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 8th, at 6:00 p.m. 07-01-21(1t)

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