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Obituaries

Lawson Lindsay, 72

MT. JULIET — A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, January 25 at Grace United Methodist Church for Mr. Lindsay, 72, of Mt. Juliet. He passed away Jan. 21, 2010.

Survivors include: wife Mary Lindsay; sons Chad Lindsay and Patrick Lindsay; brothers David Lindsay and Fred Lindsay; along with several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Lindsay was preceded in death by mother Henrietta Mee; and brothers Ted Lindsay and William Lindsay. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

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Wallace D. Reed, 77

LEBANON — Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Reed, 77, of Lebanon. A native of Wilson County and a veteran of the US Air Force, he died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

Mr. Reed was the son of the late Odell and Virginia Floyd reed and a member of the Barton’s Creek Baptist Church. He was a former member of the Lebanon Jaycees and the American Legion. He was a brick mason for many years and later sold cars for Burchett Ford and Lebanon Lincoln Mercury for over 30 years.

The family will receive friends Friday between the hours of 2-8 p.m. and Saturday after 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Terry Cathey. Interment with military honors will follow at the Barton’s Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife of over 55 years Martha Jean Sandy Reed; siblings Bobby Joe (Faye) Reed and Janette (Wendell) Hall — all of Lebanon; nieces Leasa Gammon, Angela Reed, Cindy Bjork and nephew Andy Hall.

Pallbearers: Eddie Reed, Jimmy Reed, Robert Bull, Andy Hall, Jim Bjork and Richard Gammon. Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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General Lifestyle

50-year class looking for missing members

From Post staff reports

It’s not exactly a list for Crime Stoppers to publish and it’s certainly not a line-up of names and photos you might see as leading contenders on the FBI’s most wanted agenda.

However, Lebanon High School’s class of 1960 is looking for a few missing classmates.

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Column

Anticipating spring

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

What’s a good activity to do when it’s too cold to get out for the fun things done in warmer weather?

Beside the traditional admonition to get a good book and curl up the fireplace, I have a couple of other suggestions. The thing I like to do is to plan for the fun times. I got a chance to go through the biking and hiking supply place and found a good book for bike routes. The next day I walked through the hunting and fishing store to get supplies and spruce up my tackle box.

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Guest Column

Economic importance of entrepreneurial development

By JOHN CRABTREE

A microenterprise is defined as a business with five or fewer employees. Microenterprises constitute 87 percent of all American small businesses. Moreover, during the last recession, these small businesses led the nation out of recession by creating jobs while bigger firms were still cutting.

Microenterprises are not one-size-fits-all kinds of businesses, and neither are the organizations that exist to serve them. Most of these organizations are nonprofits, either housed within larger organizations -- like the Center for Rural Affairs' REAP program -- or as stand-alone nonprofits. They provide core services like business training, technical assistance and access to capital.

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Letters to the Editor

Certain facts regarding fluoride in water not in dispute, writer says

To the Editor:

Although the fluoridation issue is highly controversial, there are a few facts that are undisputed. The American Dental Association (ADA) states that the primary benefit of fluoride is topical, not systemic. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that 32% of American children have dental fluorosis (white, yellow, or brown mottling of the teeth) and that babies should not receive formula mixed with fluoridated water. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the ADA have advised that infants under 6 months should not receive fluoride at all. On June 8, 2008, the National Kidney Foundation removed itself as a supporter of fluoridation for kidney patients from the ADA website. The only way to remove fluoride from the water is through reverse osmosis or distillation.

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Reader: Unbiased third party should look at fluoridation issue

To the editor:

The water fluoridation issue varies depending on who you talk to. Studies show fluoride causes nervous and cardiovascular system disorders as well as bone fluorosis and various cancers. Others show fluoride is safe. Studies also vary as to how effective water fluoridation is in preventing tooth decay. The interesting thing is that the studies supporting water fluoridation were mostly conducted by people with a vested financial interest in fluoride being ruled safe.

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General News

Black History Month celebration honors the past and the present

Wilson County Black History Committee will host a Black History Month observance next month that combines a look at the past with a celebration of the present.

The event will be held Feb. 27, beginning at noon, at Pickett Rucker United Methodist Church.

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McWherter visits Wilson County

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Jobs, jobs and jobs are the main concern of Tennesseans throughout the state, Mike McWherter said when he is elected Governor later this year that will be his top focus, also.

McWherter, of Jackson, stopped the office of The Wilson Post on Thursday to discuss what he believes are the main issues facing the state and what citizens are saying.

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Nashville Area MPO better positioned to invest in options that support livability

An announcement this past week by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood could put Wilson County and other Middle Tennessee counties in a much better position to pay for transportation projects that support a higher quality-of-life, according to a statement issued by a regional planning group.

According to the Metropolitan Planning Organization, LaHood’s announcement represents a dramatic change in existing federal policy.

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Risks of Fluoride?

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post

During the past two weeks, concerns have peaked over the City of Lebanon’s decision to stop adding fluoride to its city water supply.

Fluoride has confirmed benefits, mostly related to dental health, when consumed in small amounts, first touted in the 1940s and proven again by numerous studies since, according to the American Dental Association.

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Youth minister indicted on child rape charges

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

An 18-year-old man who served as youth minister at the True Vine Church in Lebanon has been indicted by the grand jury on nine counts of rape of a child.

Tavaria Merritt was arraigned on the charges on Thursday and is next scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 29. He has been released from jail after posting his bond which was set at $40,000.

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General Sports

CU men thump Union

LEBANON -- Three Bulldogs scored in double figures, including Brandon Springer, who notched his sixth straight double-double, as Cumberland University handed No. 18 Union University its first TranSouth Conference loss with a 71-54 decision Thursday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

After Cumberland (7-12, 4-2) controlled the opening tip, Walter Simon gave the home team a 2-0 lead, which it would never relinquish. Union (14-6, 5-1) forced two ties early, but Springer scored seven straight points and Adam Barnett made a jumper in the lane to put the Cumberland lead at nine.

Union got back to within one on two occasions before the break, but an 11-2 spurt by CU, which ended when Springer picked Greg Truvillion’s pocket and took the ball the length of the floor for a layup, gave Cumberland its first double-digit lead.

Union came out of the locker room and scored four straight to cut the CU lead to six, but UU wouldn’t get any closer as Cumberland steadily built upon its lead. Barnett nailed a 3-pointer with 4:43 remaining, snapping an 0-for-17 drought from downtown, to put CU on top 57-45.

The double-double was the 14th of the year for Springer as the nation’s leading scorer totaled 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs in both categories.

Lamar Brinkley contributed 16 points, going 6-for-7 from the field, while Lindal Yarbrough, playing in just his fourth game for CU after transferring from Middle Tennessee State University, scored 11, reaching double digits for the third time.

Truvillion, who scored 19 of Union’s 27 first-half points, fouled out with 3:12 left in the game, finishing with 27 points, which led all scorers.

In Thursday's opener -- the Cumberland women battled back from 16 down in the first half, only to fall just short in a 69-63 defeat against top-ranked Union.

Cumberland (7-8, 1-5 TranSouth) fell behind 30-14 in the first half but closed the gap with an 11-2 run late in the period and trailed just 37-31 at the break. The Lady Bulldogs reeled off 10 straight points in the first four minutes of the second half to take their first lead at 43-41, capped by a 3-pointer from Brittany Cash.

Cumberland had contributions for several players, Keshia Brown leading four double figure scorers with 15 points. Cash added 13 points, nine in the second half, while Tamara Gonzalez scored 12 points and Bailey netted 11. Freshman Joy Ford also registered six points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes of action, her best game of the year.

Cumberland returns to action Saturday when the Bulldogs entertain Martin Methodist. Women's game will tip at 2 p.m.

FCA DAY -- Cumberland University’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Day will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 23 as the Bulldog basketball teams host Martin Methodist in a 2 p.m. TSAC doubleheader. Anyone wearing an FCA t-shirt will be admitted free of charge. Former Tennessee Titans tackle Mike Jones will speak at an FCA-sponsored fifth quarter.

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