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Showing 10 articles from January 13, 2009.


George Waterman, 88

MT. JULIET -- A Home Going Celebration will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, January 17 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Waterman, 88, of Mt. Juliet.

A veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Covenant Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, he died Friday, January 9, 2009.

Mr. Waterman was the son of the late John Randall and Florence MacKenzie Waterman He was preceded in death by his wife Marion McLea Waterman on July 1, 2004.

Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to service time Saturday at the funeral home. Services will be conducted by Rev. Jon Gray and Rev. Donald Schultheis. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: children James (Margaret) Waterman of Amherst, NH and Nancy (Jon) Gray of Mt. Juliet.

Also surviving are grandchildren Julie Gray, Heather Rampey, Jeffrey Gray, Michael Waterman and Matthew Waterman; great grandchildren Taylor Gray, Jordan Gray, MacKenzie Gray, Zachary Gray, Paige Rampey, Jacob Rampey and Nathaniel Waterman.

Active pallbearers include: Stonewall Johnson, Jeff Gray, Mark Rampey, Gene Miller, Larry Mason and Bill Jackson.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the City of Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter, 115 Industrial Drive, Mt. Juliet, 37122. (Please tag check: Waterman Memorial/Animal Shelter).

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.




General Lifestyle

Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday

The Wilson Post

Local polar bears may need to break the ice before they take a quick dip in the water this Saturday morning in the annual Polar Bear Plunge.

The low Friday night is predicted to be a very chilly 14 degrees with a high of only 37 expected on Saturday.

So at 9 a.m., when the Lebanon polar bears are scheduled to plunge into the outdoor pool at the Jimmy Floyd Center on Saturday, the temp could still be well below freezing.

If the thermometer follows its usual pattern the bears may swim with an air temperature of around 20 degrees. Brrrr. The swimmers may become polar bear Popsicles, but it’s all for a very good cause. And so far Mayor Philip Craighead and Ward 4 City Councilor Joe Hayes have confirmed they will be swimming in ice water to support Wilson County’s Special Olympics teams.

West signs book at Sherlocks

About 70 people attended a book-signing event on Sunday for the soft-cover release of “Mermaids in the Basement” by Lebanon author Michael Lee West.

The event was held at Sherlock’s Book Emporium & Curiosities on Maddox-Simpson Parkway in Lebanon. Guests were treated to Raspberry Champagne and punch, truffles made by Patty Guynn, co-owner of the bookstore, and chocolate mermaids. Also on hand for the event was West’s mother, Jean Helton of Cookeville. Here West, at left, and Julie Schoerke, her publicist, greet Valerie Horne and her daughter, Caroline. Looking on is Schoerke’s daughter, Amanda.

In the center are Helton and Darnell Arnoult of Brush Creek, author of the book, “Sufficient Grace.”




Weaving through objects no pun in ten did


Dear Anne, Would you explain the difference between a direct object and an indirect object? I guess that’s not really important, but I’m helping my granddaughter with her homework some, and I’d like to tell her.  Thank you,

-A Grannie


Guest Column

Give gift of life, donate blood

Yeah, it’s cold and you don’t want to go outside for anything when it’s like this, but there are some opportunities coming up in the next few days that may help you help others.

In other words, put on your coat and hat this Friday, and head to either the Skin Care Clinic at UMC or to CEVA in Eastgate Business Park and donate blood.

Of course, not everyone can do that, but for those of you who can, getting out and running quickly to you car to go to the site that is most convenient for you might serve to lift those winter-time blues as a pint of your blood can save the lives of others.



Rutland Place plans seminar

Rutland Place Senior Community invites the public to an Educational Health Seminar for upcoming Life Line Screening Tests. 

The seminar will be held at Rutland Place, 435 NW Rutland Road, Mt. Juliet, on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. All attendees will be eligible to win one complimentary test, a $45 value.

The Life Line Screenings will be held on Friday, Feb. 13. For directions, call 773-6111.


General News

FBI investigates MJ bank robbery

Special to The Wilson Post

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials are now involved in a Mt. Juliet bank robbery, which is one of several in recent months in the area, authorities said Monday.

FBI Agent Brett Shields confirmed this week that he is investigating an armed robbery at the Sun Trust Bank at 15375 Lebanon Road on Dec. 19, 2008. Mt. Juliet Police Officer James Christensen responded to the call just before 6 p.m., but the investigation has been turned over to the FBI since a financial institution is involved.


It's Frigid in Wilson

The Wilson Post

There is simply no way around it. It’s cold.

And as if that was not bad enough, David Matson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory, said, “We’re going to get colder.”

That’s right, it’s going to get worse, but then by the weekend it should warm up to the upper 30s to low 40s, closer to normal.

“The coldest night looks to be Thursday,” he said, as temperatures are expected to drop to about 2 degrees and possibly below zero in outlying areas.

WC Fair among top 50 nationally

The Wilson Post

Those attending Cumberland University’s annual Second Cup of Coffee Lecture Tuesday learned that the Wilson County Fair is now ranked as one of the 50 best fairs in the nation.


General Sports

Powell leads CU victory


LEBANON -- It didn’t take long for Brandon Powell to make an impression on Cumberland basketball fans. A former standout at Memphis Mitchell and a semester transfer from Marshall, Powell poured in six 3-pointers and connected on 8-of-14 field goals Monday night as CU routed Lyon College 72-47 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Bulldogs (13-2, 4-1 TSAC) used a 16-4 run in the first eight minutes of the second half to break open a close game and take control.

Channing Tucker had a pair of baskets during the stretch, including a 3-pointer, while Powell and Finley both added 3-pointers.

CU forced 23 turnovers from Lyon, turning those into 19 points.

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