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Betty Watsons banking style represented a lost era

By SAM HATCHER

Many in our community were saddened to read this week about the passing of Betty Watson.

Mrs. Watson died Tuesday. She was 84.

We all have so many fond memories of her and such a great deal of respect for her professional career in banking.

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The parable of the crooked tree

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

Years ago on a fence row in Wilson County a small seedling began to grow reaching for the life-giving rays of the sun. Its path was not a simple or straightforward one because of the overhanging branches of the plants which by favor of fortune had been cast there when competition was not so demanding.

The darkness overhead cast by their overhanging branches prompted the seedling to seek an alternative path to the light, something that was foreign to most plants. Instead of growing upward away from the Earth’s gravity, the little seedling sensed the warmth of the sun from the southeast side of the dense growth of trees and vines on the now overgrown site.

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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support of Country K-9 Rescue

To the Editor:

This letter is to thank the community for their support of Country K-9 Rescue.

On Sunday, April 11, volunteers from Country K-9 Rescue were holding the annual fund raising bucket collection. The beautiful weather and generous donations added up to a very successful event.

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General News

Charlie Daniels to perform at 2010 Wilson County Fair

Wilson County’s own Charlie Daniels and The Charlie Daniels Band will perform in concert at the award-winning 2010 Wilson County Fair which will be held Aug. 13-21 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center/Wilson County Fairgrounds.

The concert is sponsored by Burchett Ford Lincoln Mercury.

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General Sports

McGinley earns TSC honor

TranSouth Freshman of the Year
LEBANON -– After placing third at this week’s TranSouth Championships, freshman K.C. McGinley was named the conference Freshman of the Year this week.

McGinley and freshman Allyson Agee also earned All-TranSouth honors after both placing in the Top 5.

McGinley posted rounds of 84 and 80 to finish third overall in the tournament, one shot behind Bethel University’s Emily Muse and Baillie Johnson. The Savannah native tied for the lowest round of the 36-hole event at Pickwick Landing State Park Golf Course at Pickwick Dam with her final round 80.

Agee led the tournament after the first round when she carded an 81, and the Dyersburg native finished fourth overall after a second round 87.

Full results from the tournament may be found at http://www.transouth.org/article.php?articleID=921.

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