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Obituaries

Bernice G. Hyland, 88

Memorial services have been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at Lebanon's Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 522 Castle Heights Ave., for Mrs. Hyland, 88.

A former resident of Miami, FL, Mrs. Hyland died March 13, 2012 at her Lebanon residence following an extended illness.

The widow of the late Carl S. Hyland, she worked for several years with the Lebanon Special School District as an educational assistant at Byars Dowdy and Sam Houston Elementary Schools and Baird Junior High.

Survivors include: children Linda L. Hyland and Calbert S. "Cal" (Nancy) Hyland; four grandchildren and seven great, grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220.

Mrs. Hyland's remains have been donated to Vanderbilt University for anatomical medical research.

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Guest Column

Attorney General Encourages Tennessee Citizens to Help Prevent Youth Access to Tobacco

ByTennessee Attorney GeneralBOB COOPER

Tobacco use continues to be the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and worldwide. Tobacco kills more than 400,000 Americans and more than 5 million people worldwide every year, Tobacco Free Kids statistics show. Additionally, the organization discovered almost 90 percent of all adult smokers started smoking before they reached the age of 18 and that more than 2.6 million kids under the age of 18 currently use tobacco.

For these reasons, I want to encourage Tennesseans of all ages to support Kick Butts Day on March 21 this year. On that day, please stop by the Legislative Plaza in Nashville to see the youth-organized event, Lives Cut Short, sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Preventive Services, through the Oasis Center. There will be a display of cut-off shorts decorated by high school students in memory of friends or family whose lives were cut short by tobacco use.

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Letters to the Editor

CHE Librarian thanks local Book Fair sponsors

To the Editor:

Recently we hosted our annual spring Scholastic Book Fair at Castle Heights Elementary School. It always generates a lot of activity and fun when the school library becomes a bookstore for a week, but the primary purpose of the event is to promote reading and get children excited about books!

This fair was exceptionally exciting for the students and teachers at Castle Heights because of the generous support of our community. The program, Partnership in Reading, allowed local businesses and individuals in our community to participate through financial sponsorship of classrooms so that every child could receive a book of his or her choice to keep.

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Reader salutes late WWII veteran Gurule

To the Editor:

On March 10, 2012, at age 91, Freddie Gurule passed away at his home. A quiet, unassuming man, you would never assume that he was a war hero.

Freddie first came to Lebanon during the maneuvers of World War II. He served in the Pacific Theatre during the war. Freddie was bilingual and while stationed in the Philippines, his unit was assigned to work with Philippine Rangers. His unit received numerous citations.

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Reader thanks Mayor for effort and diligence in Animal Control issue

Editors Note: The following letter was sent to Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto and sent to The Wilson Post as well by Mr. Gilchrist.

To the Editor:

Dear Mayor Hutto: Thank you for your thorough response to my plea for help regarding my cat attack situation. I am grateful for your follow-through and the effort you put into seeing the problem from my point of view.

Your diligence in discussing the problem with the director of Wilson County Animal Control, and also with members of the county commission, has brought the much-needed changes to help citizens who may well be faced with a situation similar to mine.

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General News

Two killed in weekend wreck

From Post staff reports

Two people were killed Sunday evening in a two-vehicle collision on Stewarts Ferry Pike near the intersection of Corinth Road in the southwestern portion of Wilson County.

The accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. The two persons killed in the accident were identified as Norman J. Elzer, 37, of Quad Oak Drive, Mt. Juliet, and Micah T. McNeer, 32, of Brookmeadow Lane, Hermitage.

Trooper James Gatlin of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in his report that a 1936 antique pickup truck, driven by Elzer with McNeer as the passenger, was traveling eastbound on Stewarts Ferry Pike, the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, went into a yaw and slid back across the centerline of the road into the westbound lane into the path of another vehicle headed west. That vehicle, a 2007 International 430 truck, was driven by Duane D. McKaskle, 44, of Corinth Road, Mt. Juliet.

Gatlin said that McKaskle, in the process of trying to stop his vehicle, struck the antique truck in a T-bone fashion in the passenger side.

McKaskle, who was not injured, was wearing his seat belt. The antique truck did not have seat belts due to its age, the trooper said in his report.

Although there was no indication of alcohol or drug use on the part of anyone involved in the accident, blood alcohol content and drug tests were requested as is standard when a fatality occurs.

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Wilson County Tea Party moves March 19 meeting site

Wilson County Tea Party has moved its meeting set for 7 p.m., Monday, March 19, to the East-West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon, due to high interest in the topic to be discussed.

Guest speakers will be John Harris, president of Tennessee Firearms Association, and Bob Pope, gun show enthusiast, and they will debate the Gun Carry/Safe Commuter bill (SB3002/HB3560). The bill prevents employers and landowners from prohibiting individuals licensed to carry from storing guns locked in personal vehicles.

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