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Christine Farley, 82

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Farley, 82, of Lebanon.
Mrs. Farley died Monday Aug. 6, 2012.
Visitation will from 12 Noon until the service. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn F. Wahl, 92

A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday August 9 at the St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church for Mrs. Wahl, 92.
She died Monday August 6, 2012 in the Gallatin Health Care Center.
Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday at Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Interment will be at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Virginia Warise, 73

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, Aug. 8, at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown for Mrs. Warise, 73, of Smyrna.

Born in the Brush Creek Community, she died Aug. 5, 2012 at Christian Care of Rutherford County. Interment was inthe Jones Hill Cemetery.

Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Harris, 78

Mr. Harris, 78, of LaVergne died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 at Lebanon's Quality Healthcare.
Services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Hugh Don Estes, 37

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 5 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown for Mr. Estes, 37, of Sparta.
Formerly of Watertown, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at his home.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Linda Irene Bryan, 84

Mrs. Bryan, 84, of Lebanon died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. No services are scheduled at this time.

Nellie Murphy Sanders, 78

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 5, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Sanders, 78, of Lebanon.
A Wilson County native, she died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at University Medical Center.
Interment was in the Poplar Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Roy F. Counce, 66

Funeral services will be conducted 9 a.m. Thursday, August 9 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Counce, 66, of Mt. Juliet. Born in Hardin County and a U.S. Marine, he died Aug. 6, 2012.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Interment with military honors will follow the services at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
Mt. Juliet's Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


John Sloan - Outdoors

Sloan / Outdoors - Bassin'

There was a lump of chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and turnip greens sitting in the bottom of my stomach. It felt as though it weighed more than the bass on the end of my line.

I had eaten less than 30 minutes ago. It was just exactly 100 degrees in the front of Bubba Chandlers, deep breathing boat. Unfortunately, that is where I was standing.


Telling Tales

Hell on Earth

Wilson Living Magazine

If you are a religious person, then youve probably heard of Hell.

All religions have their version of this place and all cultures describe it a little differently. But at its core, Hell is the most horrible place one can imagine. Its hot, suffocating, filled to capacity and in this horror you will anguish for eternity.

In other words, Hell is our local DMV.

Thats right, who would have ever imagined, this place weve all read about and studied is located right here amongst us? But I kid you not, take a left off 231 South onto Maddox Simpson Parkway and youve arrived.

So we got there around 11:30.


Ask Ken Beck

Feliciano can still light up a crowd with his songs

Dear Ken: There was a blind singer and guitarist named Jose Feliciano who had a big hit with Light My Fire in 1968s. Does he still perform?

Yes. Feliciano, 66, who was born Jos Montserrate Feliciano Garca in Lares, Puerto Rico, continues to entertain. He moved with his parents and 11 brothers to Spanish Harlem in New York City when he was 5. After receiving a guitar as a gift, the youngster practiced as much as 14 hours a day before taking classical lessons. When he was 17, he dropped out of school and turned professional. The international star also wrote and performs the Christmas classic Feliz Navidad. He and his wife live with their three children in a 275-year-old former tavern-turned-homestead on a river in Fairfield County, Conn. The multi-Grammy winner says of his success, I used to be a dreamer in school. I never, in all my wildest days, would ever think Id become kind of a Latin idol to the women in Latin countries or a hero to young kids. I never thought of that. My main interest really was playing music. I was always fascinated by the sound I could get out of things. Im just, a very lucky person, that God gave me the chance to do what I'm doing.


General Lifestyle

Tractors pull on Haskins heart

Triple HHH farmers collection numbers 29

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The Wilson Post

Ricky Haskins has sown a soft place in his heart for those diesel-smoke belching metal behemoths that have proven to be the best friend a farmer ever had.

In fact, the 59-year-old Lebanon native still operates the first tractor he ever drove, a light gray and orange 1949 8N Ford that belonged to his late uncle, Houston Hancock.

I was about 10 years old, and I always wanted to drive a tractor. I was at his farm on Horn Springs Road one day, but my uncle didnt go for that. So my aunt sent him to town to get something so that we could slip out the back door to ride the tractor while he was gone, reminisced Haskins of the tractor he restored in 1981 after his uncle left it to him.


Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends - Aug. 8

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What a storm we had this past week with damaging winds tearing up trees and breaking flower pots at my next door neighbors house. The lightning woke me up out of a sound sleep just before 2 a.m. I kept waiting for the rain to start and then it started with a mighty wind coming out of the north. Many trees were blown down on my street and two trees were down at my neighbor across the street, at the Boyd's residence. Scary night and even more as Dotty Kim and family stopped by to see if there was anything tore up at my place. Two large limbs had fell from the hackberry tree out by the back door of my home. I thank God that there was little damage done to my property.


"My Bid" by Joe Biddle

The Olympic Spirit


To this point, I must admit the London Olympic Games have been most enjoyable to watch.

I cant remember a recent Olympics that had as many unusual human-interest stories as this one.

Seriously, does it get any better than having a legally blind archer set a world record in the mens individual archery ranking round?

Thats exactly what Im Dong-Hyun did, despite the fact he cant read a newspaper at arms length and he can only see blurred colors and lines at the target 76 yards away. He cannot see anything out of his right eye.

Then there is the Blade Runner, 25-year-old South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius, who runs on a set of carbon blades.

Pistorius had both legs below his knees amputated, but he qualified for the 400-meter semifinals, an incredible accomplishment by any measure. He will compete in South Africas 4x400-meter relay team Thursday.



Presentations of gold highlight Olympics

The Wilson Post

Its still to me a must watch part of the Olympics.

When a U.S. athlete wins a gold medal for his or her accomplishment, I want to see the presentation and hear the Star Spangled Banner being played.

Is there a better part to these games?

To me there is not.

To watch one of these outstanding athletes represent the U.S. and to see his or her reaction when standing on the platform while listening to our national anthem or even mouthing the words to this song is nothing short of a most magnificent expression of patriotism.


Guest Column

Every Tom, Dick, and Trevor


Im reading The Presidents Club, an excellent book Id recommend to anyone interested in American history at the top. When Harry Truman returns to Washington after being president, Eisenhower didnt invite him to stop by the White House; Truman cleverly brushes that off by saying something about Eisenhowers not having time for every Tom, Dick, and Harry. Is that the origin of this term? Thank you. -Where Will the Buck Stop Next?

First, the signature above is a reference to the placard reading The buck stops here on Harry Trumans desk. [Harry Truman (1884-1972) was the 33rd President of the United States and, previously, the 34th Vice President under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. At Roosevelts death April 12, 1945, Truman succeeded to the presidency, to such matters as the ending of World War II and the decision to drop atomic bombs onJapan, to a battle and a half in 1948 against the Republican nominee Thomas E. Dewey, to the coming of the Cold War, and to a few other tall challenges. A good book about him? Truman by David McCullough.]

Second, the book being read is The Presidents Club: Inside the Worlds Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy. The book is about former presidents and particularly how they help (sometimes not) the man holding the office.


General News

Non-Perishable entries due for Fair

Dont miss a great opportunity to showcase your talents at the 2012 Wilson County Fair.Entries for Non Perishable Exhibits will be taken from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11. For more information, visit or call 443-2626.

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OBrien to hold mayoral campaign kickoff

The public is invited to come and enjoy an Old-Fashioned Hot Dog Dinner and learn more about Bob O'Brien, candidate for Mayor of Lebanon, at his campaign kickoff on Friday, Aug. 10, from 6 until 8 p.m., at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center Multi-Purpose Room.

Local country music singer Johnny Carver and his son Brandon will be performing.

For more information, call Kathleen Kissane, campaign manager, at 444-6756.

Original deed presented to Barton's Creek Baptist

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=68|imageid=473|displayname=0|float=left}By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Bartons Creek Baptist Church received a unique piece of history Tuesday as relatives of the late Fred Maggart presented the church with the original deed to the property where the church now stands off Franklin Road in Lebanon.

Rita Johnson Maggart of Nashville and her uncle Bobby Johnson presented the deed to Bartons Creek Pastor Terry Cathey Tuesday morning. Maggart said her mother-in-law, Mildred Maggart, found it in the lock box of her late husband, Fred Maggart.

According to the deed, Wilson County resident John W. Johnson donated the land to the Missionary Baptist Church at Bartons Creek and instructed that the land be exclusively dedicated to the divine worship of God.

Wilson to receive emergency drought assisstance

USDA has recently authorized Wilson County FSA Committee to begin accepting applications for emergency drought assistance to address livestock water shortage.

Applications may be filed at the local County FSA Office from Aug. 13 through Sept. 14.

The 2012 drought caused severe shortages of water available for livestock in the county. The funds for cost-share assistance were requested to help prevent the liquidation of cattle herds due to the lack of water necessary for survival. Farms suffering from this severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP).


General Sports

LHS hosts Aug. 11 jamboree

LEBANON -- Monsoon-like rains on Saturday forced the Blue Devil Power Moms to reschedule their inaugural Blue Devil Tailgate Party.

The $10 per plate fund-raiser will be rolled in with the LHS Kickoff Classic Saturday at Watkins Stadium / Tribble Field, sponsored by Tressler & Associates, PLLC. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund Friday pregame meals for the Lebanon football program.

Anyone who has purchased an advanced (blue) ticket to the tailgate party will be admitted free Saturday to the jamboree and will be able to enjoy a hamburger supper with all the trimmings.

Local sports in brief

LHS season tickets -- Lebanon High is offering reserved seating at $50 per person, a $30 general admission season pass, as well as a new feature -- $25 reserved parking -- for the 2012 football season. A discount package is available for fans who choose to buy both a reserved season ticket and a parking pass. Lebanons home-opener is Friday, Aug. 24 against Franklin County. Tickets and parking passes will be on sale between the hours of from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cindy Climer at 444-9610, ext. 3203.

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