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MJ sweeps at Hendersonville

By CHRIS LYNN
HENDERSONVILLE -- Four Mt. Juliet Lady Bears reached double figures in Tuesday's 63-25 victory at improving Hendersonville High.

Mt. Juliet (17-2, 5-0 9AAA) was led by post Sally McCabe, who finished with a game high 16 points from and Caya Williams chipped in another 13 points. Jamasha Jackson and Helen Mitchner each finished with 10 points.

Hendersonville (5-12, 2-3) only had three players in the scoring column Tuesday night led by sophomore Emily Hatfield, with 14 points.

Mt. JULIET (63) Sally McCabe 16, Caya Williams 13, Jamasha Jackson 10, Helen Mitchner 10, Paige Baugher 8, Sydney Rau 3, Barianne Taylor 3.
HENDERSONVILLE (25) Emily Hatfield 14, Carly Ramsey 6, Taylor Wright 5.
Three-pointers: MJ (6) Jackson 2, Baugher 2, Mitchner 1, Rau 1. HHS (1) Wright 1.

IN TUESDAY'S SECOND GAME -- Mt. Juliet limited Henddersonville just 18 points in the second half to gain 48-32 victory and remain undefeated in District 9AAA at 5-0.

Mt. Juliet (15-3 overall) was led by senior Caleb Chowbay, who finished with 13 points, and C.J. McEwen added 10 more.

Hendersonville (10-6, 2-3) had only one player that finished in double figures as junior David Sheehan led the way with 10 points.

Mt. Juliet will visit cross-county rival Lebanon Friday, Jan. 13 in a District 9AAA twinbill at Campbell Brandon Gym.

MT. JULIET (48) Caleb Chowbay 13, C.J. McEwen 10, Quinton Hall 9, DeShaun McMurry 7, Anthony Caseiam 5, T.J. Bell 2, Brandon Shepard 2.
HENDERSONVILLE (32) David Sheehan 10, Jeff Long 6, John Davis 6, Ryan Brown 5, J.J. Holtfreter 3, Hunter Brown 2.
Three-pointers: MJ (4) Chowbay 1, McEwen 1, McMurray 1, Casciam 1. HHS (2) Sheehan 1, Holtfreter 1.

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Basketball results from Jan. 10

WILSON CENTRAL SWEEPS STATION CAMP
Wilson Central swept a District 9AAA doubleheader from visiting Station Camp Tuesday, Jan. 10 with the Lady Wildcats pulling out a narrow 42-41 win in the opener.

Senior Sydney Vanlandingham's free throw with 1.1 seconds left in regulation proved to be the difference as Central improved to 11-4 overall and 4-1 in the league. Vanlandingham led the way with 16 points while Taylor Peterson chipped in with 12.

Station Camp fell to 7-8 overall and 2-3 in 9AAA despite 14 points from Chynne North. The Bison fell behind by 13 points, but rallied to take the game down to the wire.

IN TUESDAY'S SECOND GAME -- Malcolm St. Louis's double-double (19 points and 12 rebounds) helped power the Widcats to a 54-41 victory over Station Camp.

Dee Oldham had 16 and Connor Brandon six as Wilson Central remained undefeated in 9AAA at 5-0 and 13-2 overall.

Wilson Central is scheduled to host Portland Friday, Jan. 13 in a 6:30 p.m. twinbill.

LEBANON WINS TWO AT GALLATIN
GALLATIN -- Lebanon High's Devilettes made it seven wins in a row Tuesday night with a lopsided 56-24 victory over Gallatin. The game was never in doubt as LHS rolled to a 38-8 lead at intermission.

Julia Fox knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 11 points. Freshman Abby Wright had nine, Kelsey Yarbrough eight, McKenzie Lamberson seven and Sydney Floyd six.

Lebanon stands 11-7 overall and 4-1 in District 9AAA headed into Friday's home game with powerful Mt. Juliet.

In Tuesday's nightcap -- Lebanon's boys came from behind to notch a 53-43 victory over Gallatin -- marking the first District 9AAA win of the season for the Blue Devils.

Gallatin took a 14-5 lead after the first quarter, but LHS rallied to take a 22-21 lead into intermission.

Coach Jim McDowell's crew knocked down 6-of-8 from the free throw line in the final quarter to seal the win and move to 6-11 overall / 1-4 in the District.

Post man Cameron High again did most of the heavy lifting with 18 points. Ninth grader KeShawn Abston added 15 and Case Sloan came off the bench to notch 11. For the game, LHS was 23-of-33 from the line (69 percent).

Lebanon will return to the hardwood Friday, Jan. 13 as county rival Mt. Juliet comes to Campbell Brandon Gym for a 6 p.m. doubleheader.

WATERTOWN TEAMS WIN AT PICKETT CO.
BYRDSTOWN -- Watertown's Tigerettes staged a strong second half to post a come-from-behind 59-50 win at Pickett County Tuesday night.

Down 28-21 at intermission and by 10 later in the third quarter, Watertown was rock solid at the free throw line in the fourth quarter, knocking down 12-of-16 from the stripe (75 percent) to secure the victory.

Hailey Speck led the way a balanced attack with 18 points for Watertown while Morgan Gartner had 15 and Jordan Brewington added 14. The Tigerettes improved to 13-6 with the win.

In the nightcap -- Sophomore Ty Jobe had 16 points while KeAndre Bates and Macieo Gaines chipped in with nine each as the Purple Tigers defeated Pickett County 62-47.

Leading 29-27 at intermission, Coach Matt Bradshaw's team opened the third period with an 11-0 run to put the game out of reach.

Now 15-3 overall, Watertown will be on the road at Gordonsville Friday, Jan. 13 for a District 8A twinbill.

FRIENDSHIP SPLITS WITH RBS
LEBANON -- A double-double by Friendship Christian post player Deja Jones (18 points / 21 rebounds) wasn't enough as Red Boiling Springs eased past the Lady Commanders 38-34 Tuesday at the Bay Family Sportsplex.

Playing without injured guard Andi Morrisett, FCS slipped to 5-8 overall and 0-3 in District 8A. Morrisett, who suffered a torn ACL in the Jan. 6 loss at Watertown, will be lost for the season.

Kristan Watkins had six points and Megan Reeves five for the Lady Commanders.

In Tuesday's late game -- Friendship Christian got 17 points from Dalton Patterson and ran past visiting Red Boiling Springs 74-52.

Mark Sandoval added 14 and Hunter Anderson chipped in with 12 as the Commanders improved to 11-2 overall and 3-0 in District 8A.

The FCS teams are scheduled to play at Trousdale County High Friday, Jan. 13 in a District 8A twinbill.

MJCA LOSES TWO AT EZELL-HARDING
ANTIOCH -- Ezell-Harding swept an TSSAA D2 East-Middle Regional doubleheader from visiting Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Tuesday night.

The Lady Eagles were never threatened in a 67-35 victory over MJCA in Tuesday's opener.

Lynnze Ethridge paced MJ Christian with 11 points as the Lady Saints fell to 6-8 overall and 1-4 in the region.

In Tuesday's nightcap, Mt. Juliet Christian dropped to 8-6 overall / 3-2 in the region with a 69-56 loss to Ezell-Harding.

Ben Wankel had 18 points in the loss for the Saints, while Brandon Wall finished with 14 and Trevor West chipped in with 11 -- including three 3-pointers.

MJ Christian will be on the road Friday, Jan. 13 with an East-Middle doubleheader at King's Academy in Seymour.

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Donna Reed was a wonderful actress
Dear Ken: Before Christmas I saw Donna Reed again in Its a Wonderful Life. She was wonderful herself in The Donna Reed Show TV series but what other movies did she make?

Reed, who was born Donna Mullenger in Denison, Iowa, and died of pancreatic cancer in 1986 at age 64, made 40 films and won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in 1953s From Here to Eternity. Among her other movie credits were The Picture of Dorian Gray, They Were Expendable, Green Dolphin Street, Hangmans Knot, The Caddy, The Last Time I Saw Paris, The Far Horizons, The Benny Goodman Story and Ransom! The actress raised four children with the second of her three husbands.

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Tebow for President
So, I ask you, what does Tim Tebow do after he leads the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl? In his rookie year, no less. Republicans are struggling to find a candidate they feel can defeat President Barack Obama. Tim Tebow is the man. Who can balance our countrys budget after so many have tried and failed? Tim Tebow, naturally.

Who can erase the national debt, which at last glance was bigger than the Grand Canyon? Tebow is the man.

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Community Calendar, January 11-18, 2012

Celebrate Recovery: If you suffer from addiction/dysfunctional behaviors (hurts/hang-ups/habits) and would like a safe place to meet with others like you sharing your struggles, strengths and hope with one another to grow closer to God and others, then you are invited to Fairview Church, 1660 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, from 6:30 until 8 p.m., Thursdays. For information, call Sonny at 707-0305 or email sonnywarmath@gmail.com.

Telephone Pioneers of America has Volume Number 1 and Volume Number 3 cookbooks for sale. All sales benefit the Pioneer Museum in Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. For information, call 444-3096 or 444-0940.

Lebanon Toastmasters meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce at 149 Public Square in Lebanon. Visitors are welcome. Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. For information, call 444-0126.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Wilson County is in need of volunteers who would like to reach out to those in need in Wilson County. Volunteers must be age 55 or older. If you are interested in participating or partnering with the program, call 443-7606 or 742-1113, ext. 10.

Agape has contracted with Maple Hill church of Christ to provide counseling services in Lebanon. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Diana Crawford will be available at the church building on Mondays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. She sees children and adults. For information, call 547-4244.

Lebanon Friendship AL-ANON and ALATEEN Family Groups, for family and friends of alcoholics which meets at Our House at 115 North Greenwood Street, is changing the time of meetings to 7 p.m., Sundays and Thursdays, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Contacts are Harriet at 444-2852 and Lynda at 444-8434.

HomeSafe Womens Support Group meets Wednesday evenings. For information, or if you need help with an order of protection for domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking, contact HomeSafe at 444-8955.

Piecemakers Quilt Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at First United Methodist Church. The Knitting and Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Craft Room of the Family Life Center, and Sit n Stitchers meet every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Craft Room. For more information, call 443-2354 or 444-1182.

Wilson County Landfill will be closed on Saturdays in January and February.

Wilson County Commissions EMA Committee will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Conference Room 1, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

Judicial Committee will meet 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in Conference Room 1, courthouse, to discuss circuit line item transfer.

Animal Control Committee will meet 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in the commission courtroom, courthouse.

Budget and Public Works Committees will have a joint meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in the commission courtroom, courthouse, to discuss the prospective project at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

Education Committee will meet 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Minutes Committee will meet 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Steering Committee will meet 6:45 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Budget Committee will meet 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Wilson Central High School will hold its annual open house for incoming freshmen and their parents from 6 until 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in the gym. Meet the freshman guidance counselor, school administrators and teachers and tour the school. Snow date is Thursday, Jan. 19.

Wilson County Republican Party will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at WCRP Headquarters at 500 South Cumberland Street at Kevins Automotive in Lebanon (behind 231 Car Sales). Guest speaker will be Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead who will discuss the proposed Cumberland Center. WCRP will also finalize its calendar for the 2012 campaign season. For information, contact Kevin Foushee, chairman, at 444-5732 or visit www.wilsongop.org.

will meet at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at McKendree Towers at 4347 Lebanon Road, Hermitage. Women who can prove lineage to a Revolutionary War patriot are invited to attend. For information, visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tngdsdar or contact generaldanielsmithsrockcastleregent@tndar.org.

Open Table, a ministry of First United Methodist Church, will serve a meal without charge to any person in the community who can benefit form a hot meal and fellowship at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15. It will be in the Family Life Center located on the church campus at 415 West Main Street, Lebanon, across from the Library. Signs will be posted, toilet facilities will be available and you will be made welcome.

will host its annual Winter Gathering from 1 until 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Tennessee Livestock Center in Murfreesboro. Greyhounds, their adopters and people interested in adopting retired racers are welcome. Admission is $2 per dog plus $5 per person or $15 per family. A Fun Run for dogs will be at 3 p.m., and there will be games and open playtime in the enclosed livestock ring. For people, there will be a silent auction, food and shopping with vendors offering dog-related merchandise. Proceeds will help cover the cost of vetting senior greyhounds that come up for adoption and to provide incentives to the adopters of older dogs. For information, visit www.gpanashville.org or contact Mardy Fones at 297-2033 or at mafones@comcast.net.

Wilson County AARP Chapter #5023 will meet at Hearthside Community at 215 N. Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17. Guest speaker will be attorney David Foutch who will give information on Wills, Durable Power of Attorney and all the facts regarding Tennessee laws and procedures on setting up papers in case of bad health or death.

Lebanon City Council will hold a work session on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 5:30 p.m., to discuss State Revolving Loan for new concrete clear-well tanks at the Water Treatment Plant. The meeting will be in the Town Meeting Hall of the City of Lebanon Administration Building at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave.

Wilson County Beekeepers will be hosting a three-day beginners beekeeping class Jan. 17-19 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Space is limited. The cost is $25 per person and $45 per couple. Contact Petra Mitchell at 286-2529 for questions or to reserve your seat.

Lebanon Beer Board will meet at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights, to consider the applications of Quick and Easy (Gameel Mesad) d/b/a Quick and Easy located at 313 South Cumberland Street, for off the premises consumption, and Arora Inc. (Jatinder Kumar) d/b/a AM Express Mart located at 404 South Cumberland Street, for off the premises consumption.

Monthly Parent Pantry Give-away will be Saturday, Jan. 21. The give-away this month includes diapers, wipes, towels, washcloths and laundry detergent. Call Ivys Hope Resource Center at 449-7001 to reserve your spot and to provide diaper size.

Wilson County Tea Party will hold its January Meeting and Bean Supper on Monday, Jan. 23, at Powell Grove Church of Christ (corner of Lebanon Road and Powell Grove Road, about 1 mile east of Highway 109). Bean Supper will be from 5:30 until 6:45 p.m. Cost is $5. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the church auditorium. Speaker will be David Fowler, president Family Action Council of Tennessee.

Wilson County Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, at First Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet. For information, call Trecia Dillingham at 443-5458.

PHOEBE Ministries, an outreach of widows reaching widows, will host a Minor Home Improvement Workshop at The Rock at First Baptist Church, Lebanon, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 28. The program will be conducted by Lowes. All widows are invited to attend. Bring a recipe to share in the PHOEBE cookbook.

, an event to benefit the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at Cooks United Methodist Church, 7919 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. There will be dining and dancing with entertainment by The Bonna Brothers and a live and silent auction. Ticket prices for corporate or business tables of eight are $300, for individuals are $40 per person and for individual MJSC members are $25 per person. For information, call 758-9114 or email director@mjseniorcenter.org.

To submit items for the calendar, you can mail them to The Wilson Post, 216 Hartmann Drive, Lebanon, Tenn. 37087, or e-mail them to news@wilsonpost.com. Items for the calendar will not be taken over the phone. The Wilson Post reserves the right to reject items deemed not appropriate for the calendar.

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James PoPa E. Medley, 77

Mr. Medley, 72, of Lebanon, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Interment will be later this week at Holy Cross Cemetery in Hammond, Ind.
Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.

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Jerry Richard Johnny Bacon, 71

Mr. Bacon, 71, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the chapel of Hartsville's Anthony Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Dixon Springs Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Anthony Funeal Home, Hartsville.

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William H. Bill Malone, 72

Former Lebanon resident William H. Bill Malone, 72, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in Roy, Utah.
Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Sellars Funeral Home, 313 West Baddour Avenue, Lebanon.
Interment will follow in the Wilson County Memorial Park.
Sellars Funeral Home Lebanon is in charge of local arrangements.

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Candace Elaine Davies, 58

Candy Davies died Friday, Dec. 28, 2011 at age 58.
A memorial service is scheduled 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at Lebanons First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.

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Vivian Ilene Hale Moss, 87

Mrs. Moss, 87, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet.
Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet.

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Lebanon Prepares for Polar Bear Plunge

Many locals this Saturday will dress up in their best silly costumes and take a dive into the chilly waters at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center for the 2012 Polar Plunge, benefiting Wilson County Special Olympics.

The plunge will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m., and registration begins at 8 that morning. Participants will have to cope with a daytime high temperature of 46 degrees and a water temperature that may be best unknown.

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LPD announces Citizens Police Academy, first Youth Police Academy

Lebanon Police Department and the City of Lebanon have partnered once again to offer a voluntary Citizens Police Academy, an effort to educate and inform the community about how the department operates.

And for the first time, LPD and the city are also offering to young people in the community the first ever Youth Police Academy.
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Mt. Juliet debates fire fighting agreement
Mt. Juliet City Commission got some answers on the fire issue Monday before its regular meeting.

David Eichenthal, a senior managing consultant with PFM, presented his report and the fire issues being discussed between the County and Mt. Juliet.

Mt. Juliet had hired PFM, a forensic accounting firm, to answer three questions. The first was does the city receive an equitable return of county services for revenue generated from taxes paid in Mt. Juliet. The second was what are the citys needs over the next five years. And the last was if the interlocal agreement with the County is beneficial for the city and the county.

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Thieves take 6,800 pills from MJ pharmacy

More than 6,800 pills were stolen from the PharmaCare pharmacy in Mt. Juliet on Sunday, Jan. 1, and police are seeking the suspect.

Mt. Juliet Police Department responded to a burglar alarm at 9:55 p.m., Jan. 1, and upon arrival found that the building had been broken into but the suspect had already fled the scene. PharmaCare is at 1097 Weston Drive.
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LPD investigates shooting, armed robbery at local eatery

From Post staff reports
An employee of a Lebanon drive-in restaurant was shot in the left thigh during an armed robbery that occurred at 12.39 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 8.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said in a news release that the incident occurred at the Sonic Drive-In at 1050 Murfreesboro Road. According to the release, two employees had just closed and walked out to the parking lot when an unidentified black male passenger exited a vehicle and approached them brandishing a handgun.

The suspect fired a round from the weapon as he came closer to the victim. The victim, in defense, threw a black garbage bag containing grease at the suspect.

The suspect then fired another round, striking the victim in the left thigh. The victim was transported by Wilson County Emergency Management Agency to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment.

The suspect then took the black trash bag, got into the passenger side of a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse and fed the scene. The suspect vehicle fled onto South Hartmann Drive toward the interstate

The vehicle was later recovered on Bartons Creek Road by the Wilson County Sheriffs Department.

The black male suspect is described as being approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing baggy jeans and a dark beanie hat. The other suspect is described as being a white male with short hair.

If you have any information about this crime, contact the LPD at 444-2323.

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Mrs. J. Dean Comer, 77

Funeral services for Mrs. J. Dean Mann Comer were held Monday afternoon, Jan. 9 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Dickie Johnson and Pastor John Hunn officiating.

Interment followed at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Comer, age 77 of Lebanon passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at her home.

Born December 20, 1934, in Smith County, she is the daughter of the late Willie Edward Mann and Beulah May Scott Mann. She was a 1953 graduate of Lebanon High School. She was a legal secretary for many years and was a real estate agent.

Mrs. Comer was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She served on the Wilson County Farm Bureau Womens Leadership Committee and was a member of the Wilson County Gardeners Guild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Rose Jamison, May Brown, Alta Pierce, and Annie Barrett; and five brothers, Tom, Robert, Billy, James and Cline Mann.

She is survived by her husband, Billy R. Comer whom she married on January 12, 1957; three sons, Jimmy Comer and Carl Comer both of Lebanon and Joe Comer of Nashville; and six grandchildren, Jessica (Luke) Parham, Kelly Comer, Alex Comer, Sydney Comer, Houston Comer and Abigail Comer.

Honorary pallbearers: Carl Jones Sunday School Class of Immanuel Baptist Church

Active pallbearers: Houston Comer, Alex Comer, Ray David Comer, Don McDonald, Bobby Joe Mann, and Tommy Skeen.

Memorials may be made to Sherrys Run or to the American Cancer Society.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon was in charge of arrangements.

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Martinez headlines CU baseball dinner / auction Jan. 27

LEBANON -- The Cumberland University baseball team will host its annual Kickoff Dinner and Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27 in the Benton Jennings Center on the CU.

In addition former Bulldog Luis Martinez will be honored during the event. Martinez became the first CU player to reach the Major Leagues last season with the Padres.

The evening will include a silent and live auction of baseball memorabilia with other donated items also available.

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Cumberland baseball program.

Martinez was the catcher on the 2007 NAIA World Series team and was selected in the 12th round by San Diego. He played at every level of the Padres organization before reaching the Major Leagues last season. He was recently traded to the Texas Rangers and added to that teams 40-man roster.

Cost of the event is $25 per person. For more information or questions please contact head coach Woody Hunt at 615-547-1366 or email whunt@cumberland.edu.

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CU hosts Blue Mtn. Thursday

Cumberland University will host Blue Mountain Thursday, Jan. 12 in a TranSouth Conference doubleheader at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. Women's action will start at 6 p.m. followed by the CU men at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Johnny Williams scored 14 points and Jerret Towns (pictured) added 13 off the bench in a narrow 82-81 CU victory over 17th-ranked Freed-Hardeman.

Coach Lonnie Thompson's Bulldogs (10-3, 2-0 TranSouth) held the lead for almost the entire second half, including 78-71 with 2:18 to play, after nine ties and 10 lead changes in the opening period.

In Saturdays opener -- Cumberland struggled from the field, making just two of its first 17 shots of the second half as third-ranked Freed-Hardeman spanked the Lady Bulldogs 66-51 Saturday in womens basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

Cumberland (3-9, 0-2 TranSouth) led 28-18 late in the first half before a five-minute drought allowed FHU to tie the contest and take a one-point lead at intermission.

CU then went ice cold after the break, including at the foul line, making just 6-of-15 at the charity stripe despite shooting the bonus for more than 10 minutes in the period.

Simone Ryan recorded 16 points and seven rebounds for CU, while Tamara Gonzalez added 11 and Casie Cowan registered 10. Jessica Pace accounted for nine points and nine rebounds.

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Guerdon Arthur Smith Jr., 72

Mr. Smith died Jan. 1, 2011 at age 72.
Services will be scheduled at a later date.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Willard Franklin Gailbreath, 87

Mr. Gailbreath, 87, of Lebanon, died Tuesday Jan. 3, 2012 in the University Medical Center.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at Partlow Funeral Chapel for the US Navy veteran.
Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Kathy Brown, 56

Mrs. Brown, 56, of Lebanon, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Mt. Juliet's Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Richard Walter Zee-Ming Pon, 21

Mr. Pon 21, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 300 S. Tarver Ave. Lebanon.
Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, is in charge of arrangements.

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Patricia Cates Shaw, 59

Mrs. Shaw, 59, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet.

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Brittney Anne Bucy, 23

Ms. Bucy, 23, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway.
Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Lebanon's Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Pinnacle Bank in Lebanon robbed Thursday

From Post staff reports
Lebanon Police are searching for a man suspected of robbing the Pinnacle Bank on Thursday, located at 411 South Cumberland Street.

Diebold Security, the banks alarm company, notified the police department at about 2:20 p.m., that a white male subject had just robbed the bank.

The suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the clerk, according to a news release from the Lebanon Police Department.

The suspect is described as a white male, wearing blue jeans and a rainbow-colored beanie hat. He was bearded and had sunglasses.

Police believe the suspect fled the scene in a gold color compact pickup truck, possibly a Chevrolet S-10, with wood side/bed panels. The vehicle was last seen headed outbound on Cainsville Road.

Anyone with information should contact the Lebanon Police Department at 444-2323.

No other details were available at press time.

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