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MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL -- Baird and WB plan Saturday events

Walter J. Bairds football program invites the public to a spaghetti supper / auction fundraiser Saturday, May 19 at the WJB cafeteria. All proceeds from the event will go toward the Baird football program -- specifically a new locker room and equipment.

Tickets are $5 per person and will be on sale at the door Saturday. The supper begins at 6 p.m. followed by both a live and silent auction. Members of the Baird football team will be auctioned off in groups of three or four to help with yard work.

A 42-inch flat screen TV will be up for live auction as well as autographed Nashville Predators equipment and tools.

Silent auction items will include: two Hartmann Luggage bags, a Cumberland University football helmet and game passes, a Titans autographed football, an Alabama national championship autographed football, a free family photo session, a six-hour guided fishing tour on the Caney Fork River, all-sport season passes to Cumberland University athletics, movie tickets, house cleaning services, Mary Kay products, a weed-trimmer, a load of gravel, bowling passes, a quilt, personal services such as manicures, pedicures and massages, fitness center passes, haircuts, auto service, speciality desserts and assorted gift bags.

W-B hosts jamboree Saturday
Winfree Bryant Middle School will host a football jamboree Saturday morning. Participating teams will include: Christiania out of Rutherford County, Walter J. Baird, Carroll-Oakland and Southside -- as well as Winfree Bryant.

Each team is scheduled to play two varsity halves and two junior varsity halves. Action should get started around 9 a.m. on the WBMS game field. No admission will be charged.

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Jack Goodall

Mr. Goodall died May 11, 2012 at University Medical Center in Lebanon.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, May 14 at the Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Interment followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Association and/or the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Robert Neil Brumbach, 76

Mr. Brumbach died Thursday, May 10, 2012 at age 76.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, May 14 at the Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Interment followed in the Fairview Cemetery.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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George Edward Robinson, 61

Mr. Robinson, 61 of Donelson, died May 10, 2012.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 15 at Faith is the Victory Church, Nashville.
Interment was at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

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Charlotte Ann Collier-Mencer, 57

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, May 15 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Ms. Collier-Mencer, 57, of Lebanon.
She died May 9, 2012.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

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Lee Thomas Page, 19

A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon for Mr. Page, 19.
A 2011 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School, he died May 9, 2012.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. until the service Wednesday.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Ruth Allen Petty Huddleston, 80

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Huddleston, 80, of Lebanon.
Formerly employed at Martha White and Texas Boot, she died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Elmcroft Assisted Living Facility.
Visitation is Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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Lisa Massey Thompson, 50

A bookkeeper with Thompson Bookkeeping & Tax Service, Mrs. Thompson, 50, died Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. until funeral services 11 a.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Interment will be at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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Joan Oakley Harvey, 68

Funeral services have been set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Harvey, 68, of Watertown.
A homemaker and a substitute teacher, she died Monday, May 14, 2012 at her home.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday. Interment will be in Jones Hill Cemetery.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Sally Francis Anderson Frost, 64

Mrs. Frost, 64, died Wednesday May 9, 2012.
Visitation will be held on Thursday May 17 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Habitat for Humanity.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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Louise Nixon Alexander, 90

Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the Round Lick Baptist Church for Mrs. Alexander, 90, of Watertown.
Retired from Robertshaw / Lux Time, she died May 14, 2012 at Lebanon's University Medical Center.
The family will receive friends Wednesday between the hours of 3-8 p.m. at the Hunter Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
Burial will be at the Poplar Hill Cemetery.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Lawrence Allen Brooks, 61

Mr. Brooks died Thursday, May 11, 2012 at age 61.
Graveside service, with military honors, will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Nashville National Cemetery.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Theodore Morelli, 79

Mr. Morelli, 79, of Mt. Juliet died Monday, April 30, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Interment with military honors will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 21 at Nashville National Cemetery.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.

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Update voter registration soon

Early voting begins on Friday, July 13, less than two months away.

The deadline for registering to vote for the Aug. 2 County General, State and Federal Primary is Tuesday, July 3, which is 30 days before Wilson Countys next election.

This is a good time to do some housekeeping on your voter registration -- or to get registered if you are not -- before it is time to vote or it is too late to register, said Phillip Warren, Wilson County administrator of elections.

Voters know to contact the Election Commission if they change their address or their name. But, updating their signature may not be something voters have thought about. It is important to have your current signature on your registration card. The signature on your absentee ballot or on a petition must match the signature on your voter registration form, Warren said.

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Local athletes compete in TSSAA track sectionals at Brentwood High

Athletes from both Lebanon High and Mt. Juliet will be competing Wednesday and Thursday in the TSSAA sectional meet at Brentwood High. Field events and the 3200 meters are Wednesday. Running finals are set for Thursday.

Lebanon High's Shaq Cragwall qualified for the sectional in three events -- high jump, long jump and triple jump over the weekend at the subsectional at Brentwood High.

Cragwall set a new school record in winning the triple jump at 46'3 1/4". He tied for first in the high jump at 6'4" and finished fourth in the long jump at 21'3 1/4".

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REGION 4A -- Watertown downs Clay Co. 7-6

Watertown 7, Clay Co. 6
CELINA -- Down 6-1 after four innings, Watertown manufactured a thrilling 7-6 victory over Clay County in Tuesday's Region 4A semifinal game.

Clay County helped matters by walking seven WHS hitters and committing four errors.

Tiffany Tomlinson lifted a sacrifice fly to score Mallory Josey with the eventual game-winner in the top of the seventh inning. Jamie Reed survived an 11-hit barrage to get the pitching decision for the Tigerettes. Leanna Warren and Jordan Brewington had Watertown's only two hits.

WHS (17-14) will play at Friendship Christian tonight at 6 p.m. in the Region 4A championship game. Both teams will advance to Friday's TSSAA sectional -- one win away from a berth in the Spring Fling.

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REGION 5AAA -- Mt. Juliet teams reach finals

Mt. Juliets baseball and softball teams find themselves just one win away from return appearances in the TSSAA Spring Fling -- thanks to wins Monday in their respective Region 5AAA semifinal games.

The Golden Bears (36-4) pounded out 15 hits and thumped visiting Clarksville Northwest 12-2. Mt. Juliet will play at Rossview Wednesday for the region title.

Rossview (27-7) needed 10 innings to defeat Station Camp in Tuesday's 5AAA semifinal contest.

MJHS and Rossview are both assured of a berth in Fridays TSSAA sectional.

The Lady Bears went on the road and defeated Clarksville High 4-1 -- improving to 33-13-1 overall. Coach Brad Rowletts team will play at Beech Wednesday in the Region 5AAA championship game.

First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Shackle Island. Beech reached the region finals with an 8-0 win over Clarksville Northeast.

Win or lose Wednesday, Mt. Juliet will play in a TSSAA sectional game Friday with the winner earning a spot in the Spring Fling.

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VU's Franklin a better coach than UT's Dooley?

The Predators are dead in the frozen water. The Memphis Grizzlies joined the Preds Sunday by losing Game 7 to the Los Angeles Clippers in their first-round NBA playoff series.

The NFL draft has come and gone. Spring practices have concluded for college football programs. Future college basketball players have decided on which school they will grace with their talent.

In other words, it is a slow time of the season if you are a sports fan.

That often prompts a flurry of various lists compiled by sportswriters around the country.

The Sporting News has released its annual list that ranks all Division I college football coaches. It is highly subjective and one of two TSN writers who compile this list is Matt Hayes. I have known Matty for years. He delights in taking jabs at fan bases known for their thin skins.

For starters, Tennessee Coach Derek Dooley is considered the worst coach in the SEC, including the coaches from Missouri and Texas A&M, who have yet to stick their toes in the SEC pool.

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Mayor thanks all who helped Whip Crackin' Rodeo

To the Editor:

My wife Darlene and I would like to commend all the sponsors and volunteers who played a vital role in the success of the 3rd Annual Charity WHIP CRACKIN' RODEO.

Without sponsorship support, events like the rodeo could not be made available to our community, while providing a sustainable impact of support to our local charities and additional commerce to our city.

This year, we were able to provide over 250 special needs children with a very special day of activities and enjoyment. The experience included lots of games and prizes. They got to see ESPN's Omega Force strongman show and the performance of the Coppertown Clown with man's best friend, the rescue dogs known as the Mutley Crew. The kids had the opportunity to ride horses, pet numerous farm animals, and see a few of the events which are held during the Rodeo. Michelle Hill's Empower Me Day Camp was on hand to make sure the Special Events Day was well organized and a huge success. Michelle adds that special touch to any event.

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Lebanon woman killed in Sunday crash

A Lebanon woman was killed Sunday when her vehicle ran off the road in rainy conditions on Big Springs Road according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Ashley Sanders, 28, of Lebanon was pronounced dead at the scene after her 2003 GMC Yukon slid off Big Springs Road at the intersection of Ramsey Lane. State Trooper James Gatlin said Sanders was driving too fast for the current rainy conditions.{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=3|imageid=204|displayname=0|float=right}

According to Gatlin, Sanders was driving southbound on Big Springs Road at approximately 1:55 p.m. She reportedly took a curve too fast, going into a yaw and sliding off the roadway. Her vehicle struck a guardrail and then rolled over onto the roof.

Gatlin said Sanders was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

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Gen. Hatton monument rededicated

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=39|imageid=223|displayname=0|displaydescription=0|float=left}Many gathered at the Lebanon Public Square Saturday, May 12 to mark the Centennial of the Gen. Robert H. Hatton memorial that stands in the center of the square.

The monument was first erected by the Robert H. Hatton Camp #723 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in May 1912. Local elected officials honored the history present in Lebanon and special guest speaker Mary Em Townson Hobbs, the great-granddaughter of Gen. Hatton, spoke about her family's history.

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REGION SOFTBALL -- FCS hosts semifinal games Monday

It's win or go home as the district softball tournaments have given way to regional openers tonight.

Mt. Juliet High's Lady Bears (32-13-1) will be on the road at Distict 10AAA champ Clarkville High tonight for a Region 5AAA tournament opener. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Coach Brad Rowlett's team finished second to defending state champ Beech in Friday's District 9AAA championship contest -- a 2-1 win by the Lady Bucs.

Beech (46-1) won their 40th game in a row and host Clarksville Northeast (16-11) in a 6 p.m. Region 5AAA semifinals game.

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REGION BASEBALL -- Top seeds Mt. Juliet and FCS host games today

Two Wilson County baseball teams will host their respective regional tournament semifinal games later today.

Mt. Juliet High (35-4) will host District 10AAA runner-up Northwest High of Clarksville in a 7 p.m. contest.

The Bears earned the host berth with a 4-1 victory over Station Camp Wednesday as Josh Smith (8-0) twirled six and one-thirds innings of six hit ball with five strikeouts before giving way to closer Conner Sugg in the seventh.

Sugg recorded the final two outs of the game and earned his 15th save of the season -- believed to be a state record.

Region 4A at Friendship
Friendship Christian School will host Clarksrange in the Region 4A semifinal game tonight at 6:30 p.m. with the winner advancing to the regional finals on Wednesday.

FCS (34-2) locked up the District 8A title with a 23-2 win over Trousdale County in Wednesday's tournaent finals.

The Commanders made it 14 conseuctinve district crowns after trailing 2-0 before scoring seven runs in the second inning. FCS tacked on six in the third and kicking in the run-rule with a 10-spot in the bottom of the fourth.

Monday's winners advance to the region finals on Wednesday and are guaranteed a spot in Fridays sectional.

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Young slugger hits three bombs

On Saturday, eight-year old Mt. Juliet resident Parker Walden had a day at the ballpark he won't soon forget.

Playing for the Worth 8U team at the Donelson Rotary Park, Walden cracked three over-the-fence homeruns in a doubleheader loss to the Franklin Rebels.

The son of John & Kerri Walden, Parker hit a one HR in Saturday's opener, then ripped two more in the nightcap.

Grandparents are Ron & Ann Walden; Bryon and Max Whithurst.

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Among the greatest who missed their special day

By SAM HATCHER

Three local men missed by only days the event at Cumberland University Tuesday in which World War II veterans who trained here for deployments to Europe were presented Honorary Masters degrees in Military Arts.

Harry Snodgrass, Louis Perner and Homer Burke, all three veterans from Wilson County, died only days before they could be presented their diplomas but were represented at the ceremony by family members.

The most recent of the three to die, Mr. Burke, died on Monday.

Besides a veteran of World War II, Mr. Burke and his late brother Efford were likely best known locally for discovering the Bluegrass duo Flatt and Scruggs while traveling as salesmen in East Tennessee for Martha White Flour.

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