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Billie Reeks Hatcher, 87

LEBANON — Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, March 13 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Billie Reeks Hatcher, 87, of Lebanon.

Born June 4, 1921 in Ashland City, she died March 10, 2009 following an extended illness.

The daughter of the late Sam A. and Nelle Trice Reeks, Mrs. Hatcher was a member of Lebanon’s College Hills Church of Christ and before that College Street Church of Christ.

An alumnus of Cumberland University, for many years she was a retail associate in women’s fashions at Mary Lee’s Style Shop and later at Donna’s Fashion Boutique in Lebanon.


Telling Tales

The Plague
In my line of work, I often wear a suit and heels. Some days, however, it takes all the energy I have to put on my required “uniform.” So, whenever a nurse crosses my path in scrubs and crocks, I think to myself…. “why didn’t I become a nurse?”  But nursing would have probably been an unlikely career path for myself given  - sick people scare me.

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Mature Lifestyles

The Sunnier Side of Breakfast

Simple substitutions make a healthier morning meal

It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In addition to providing the necessary energy to get-up-and-go, studies have shown that those who eat a healthy breakfast have better overall diets, improved concentration and performance during the day, and more strength and endurance for physical activity.


General Lifestyle

Meet the guy behind The Goon
Calm Eric Powell crushes comic-book monsters with deft touch 

Special to The Wilson Post

There’s a mild-mannered monster mauler on the loose in Wilson County.

Writer-artist Eric Powell, 33, celebrates 10 years of killing zombies this week via his Dark Horse comic-book character the Goon. No overnight success, Powell, who is self taught, worked at Burger King and at a photo lab, designed T-shirts and gave art lessons until he took a gamble on his brutish hero. The Goon makes Rambo look like Barney Fife.

“The comic book is a dark comedy set in a make-believe, fairytale, noir-gangster world,” said Powell, who lives in the country near Lebanon. “The Goon is a big, strong thug kind of guy built like a gorilla. He basically controls this town. The town is full of monsters and zombies, and he helps the people by being the hired muscle that takes care of all these problems.


Letters to the Editor

Buffalo Valley should be more respectful

To the Editor:

On Aug. 1, 2008, I retired from LifeWay Christian Resources to become a North American Mission Board missionary working with the poor in the Lebanon area. A while back, I had the privilege of responding to an open invitation sent out to our community to attend a conference looking at better ways to help the poor by networking our resources. I was one of nearly 100 local charity, church and community leaders at this meeting.


General News

Durham named to fill vacant judges position

From Post staff reports

BREAKING NEWS -- David E. Durham has been appointed as Criminal Court Judge in the 15th Judicial District, filling the seat left vacant by the death of Judge J.O. Bond in December 2008.

The appointment was announced Wednesday by Gov. Phil Bredesen.

“David Durham has served the citizens of the 15th Judicial District for more than 20 years, most recently as Deputy District Attorney General, and I appreciate his willingness to continue his service in this new position,” Bredesen said. “I am pleased to make this appointment and have confidence that he will serve with fairness and integrity.”

Farmer questions, Rochelle answers

The Wilson Post

The confusion surrounding who is responsible for investigating the finances of Bible Park promoters led Ward 3 Lebanon City Councilor William Farmer to ask Wilson County Industrial Development Board Attorney Robert Rochelle to help clear up some of the questions before the issue comes back for a vote of the council.

“I wanted to be sure that I correctly understood the procedure concerning the Bible Park bonds,” Farmer said in a letter to Rochelle dated March 6. “I believe the City Council realizes that the proposed bonds are non-recourse bonds and any failure of the bonds will not fall back on the governments involved. However, there is considerable confusion concerning the duty to perform ‘due diligence’ concerning the feasibility of the subject project.”

Wilson Co. high schools art on display at Cumberland University

Works from the fifth annual In Process: Wilson County High School Art Competition will be on display in the Adams Gallery of the June & Bill Heydel Fine Arts Center at Cumberland University through March 27.

Each year, art specialists in area high schools are asked to submit selected work from their students. For the 2009 competition, the Cumberland University School of Music & the Arts received submissions from Mt. Juliet High School, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, Friendship Christian School, Wilson Central High School and Lebanon High School.

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