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Showing 10 articles from May 14, 2010.


Mission trip to Tacloban City, Philippines

If you’re never slept next door to a machine shop you haven’t missed anything except lack of sleep. The last night before our work week ended we spent down town in the D. Angelo Hotel. It was apparently in the center of construction activities because metal grinding and hammering could be easily appreciated all night through our sixth floor window facing the street traffic noise. Horns are frequently used here since there are only about five traffic lights in the whole city of 200,000 people.

I got up at 12:20 a.m. to look for my earplugs and eventually found them at the bottom of my small carry-on. They didn’t do much good since I could still hear hammering with them in my ears.
Sundays farm chores not necessarily work

As you may have noted in our newspaper today, the 15th Judicial District Bar Association honored Lebanon attorney Ernest Cotten earlier this week for his service to the community and the practice of law.

Reading this story, I was reminded about one of Mr. Cotten’s lectures to me several years ago as it related to working on Sunday.

Mr. Cotton, originally from White County, still owns property there and used to enjoy spending a Sunday afternoon bushhogging on the farm or doing other kinds of farm work.

Letters to the Editor

Some have been deprived of Golen Rule
To the Editor:

As the tea baggers, with an exaggerated sense of self-importance, are obliging corporate insurers to divert millions of patients’ funding from the Health Care Reform Law to blacken their bottom line, the insurers (having placed tens of millions in likely places) are saying they will not let fatally ill children have health coverage without a fight.

Now fixed Republican state lawmakers are attempting to overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that passed in Congress without a single Republican vote to cover these children and others with pre-existing conditions. And this comes after a Single Payer Plan and Public Option were done away with, along with 200 other changes they have already imposed.

General News

Cotten saluted for 48 years practicing law
The Wilson Post

Members of the 15th Judicial District Bar Association honored one member’s esteemed career during a luncheon meeting Wednesday at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club.

Ernest Cotten, 85, was recognized and presented with an award for his distinguished professionalism in the practice of law for 48 years and for his unwavering involvement in the community.

Byron M. Gill, president of the Bar Association, said members were glad to honor Cotten for his excellent commitment to the practice of law and his community.
Drug roundup targets 21 in Wilson County
The Wilson Post

Authorities fanned out Thursday to find and arrest 21 people on a wide range of narcotics charges in another roundup conducted by the Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force, a joint operation between Wilson County Sheriff’s Department and Lebanon Police Department.

As of about 4 p.m., Thursday, 16 people had been arrested and charged.

“This is ongoing,” said Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe, adding “a lot of these people have gang (affiliations).”
Farmers asked to report field debris, fence damage to USDA
As a result of the May 1-2 flooding, Wilson County farmers are urged to report any severe damage to farmland which resulted in field debris on cropland, gullied cropland, or damaged livestock fences on their farm to the Farm Service Agency or Natural Resources and Conservation Service at 444-1890, Ext. 2.  

Severe damage is defined as “damage to the land that will be so costly to rehabilitate that federal assistance is or will be required to return the land to productive agricultural use.” Producers are encouraged to take a dated picture of any damage before cleanup or restoration work begins.
FEMA to set up Disaster Recovery Center at Prime Outlets-Lebanon
The Wilson Post

A local FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is set to open at Prime Outlets-Lebanon shopping center "soon," according to John Jewell, director of the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency.

"They are clearly overwhelmed and it's just taking time," he said.

Jewell said the government damage estimate is a little more than $2 million in Wilson County and they are still waiting on the other estimates. He said there were more than 500 structures in the county with reported water damage.
TXR, West Elementary celebrate anniversaries
The Wilson Post

Two local schools with rich heritages are celebrating milestone anniversaries soon of educating Wilson County’s best and brightest.

Tuckers Crossroads and West Elementary are celebrating 95 and 50 years, respectively, of existence.

TXR, a K-8 school on Trousdale Ferry Pike and Linwood Road, has seen generations of students pass through its hallways in search of academic excellence.
Vendors still sought for Celtic Country Faire
The Wilson Post

A number of vendors have signed up for the second annual Celtic Country Faire benefiting Southern STARRS, but more are still welcome to set up booths.

The event is to be held from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday, May 22 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. The event is a fund raiser for Southern STARRS, a program located on Cairo Bend Road that provides therapeutic horse rides for special needs children and adults at no charge.

The Celtic Country Faire will feature Celtic music from Albannach from Scotland and Coyote Run which performed at the first event in 2009.

General Sports

CU blanks Robert Morris 8-0

JOLIET, Illinois -- No. 2-ranked Cumberland University got a complete game shutout from lefty Adam Sprague and three hits from hometown boy Dave Weyer Tuesday night in an 8-0 win over Robert Morris in the first round of the NAIA regional at Silver Cross field.

CU improved to 51-9 on the season and will play Campbellsville (41-20) Wednesday at 3 p.m. in a second round game. Robert Morris dropped to 41-17 and will play in an elimination game Wednesday.

Sprague (7-2) went the full nine innings, throwing a career high 138 pitches. He struck out nine and scattered 10 hits.

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